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WASHINGTON (

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) --

Google's

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dominance of the Internet-search industry could be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission,

Bloomberg

reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.

The FTC won't launch a probe until the Justice Department decides whether it will challenge Google's planned acquisition of

ITA Software

, the airline ticketing software company,

Bloomberg

reported.

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The FTC and Justice Department share responsibility of antitrust enforcement, and the outcome of the ITA deal could determine whether the two agencies vie for control of a broader probe of Google, the people told

Bloomberg

.

Last week,

Microsoft

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voiced its concerns with the European Union, which is investigating whether Google has violated the region's antitrust laws.

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