Google’s Hopes of EU Settlement Suffer Blow

Google Inc.’s hopes of settling its high-profile antitrust case in the European Union suffered a setback Thursday as rivals and consumer groups publicly blasted its latest proposal for resolving the EU’s competition concerns.

A raft of complainants said the Internet giant’s new proposals were only a modest improvement on an earlier offer, and would do next to nothing to improve competition in online search.

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