Google is being pressed by U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz to offer to resolve the agency's antitrust probe in the next few days or face a lawsuit, two people familiar with the matter said. Google has been in discussions with the agency for about two weeks and hasn't put any remedy proposals on the table, said the people, who declined to be identified because the negotiations are private....
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