More than half of the nation’s state attorneys general are readying an investigation into Google for potential antitrust violations, scheduled to be announced next week, marking a major escalation in U.S. regulators’ efforts to probe Silicon Valley’s largest companies.

A smaller group of these state officials, representing the broader coalition, is expected to unveil the investigation at a Sept. 9 news conference in Washington, according to three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to discuss a law enforcement proceeding on the record, cautioning the plans could change.

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