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AntiTrust Wall Street

Big tech companies have dodged strict regulation for years, but they’re the perfect target in a heated political season, and investors are spooked

Washington—and specifically its antitrust power—was back on investors’ radar with a vengeance this week, erasing in a single trading day almost $140 billion in the market value of the big four tech companies: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google parent Alphabet. Combined with the uncertainty caused by spreading trade tensions—Mexico and India were added to a list of targets that remains dominated by China—and the need to watch for presidential tweets at all hours, the reports of potential antitrust investigations into the four companies served to

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