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U.S. FTC’s Lina Khan Vows Return to Agency’s Trustbusting Roots

July 29, 2021, 2:44 AM

The new chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said she intends to use the full arsenal of the agency’s authority to take on dominant companies that are thwarting competition and signaled she’s not afraid to pursue risky cases that officials have shied away from in the past.

In a meeting with reporters Wednesday at the FTC’s headquarters in Washington, 32-year-old Lina Khan said the agency has failed to use the full scope of its powers laid out by Congress, which created the agency as an antitrust watchdog in 1914.

Lina Khan
Photographer: Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner/Bloomberg

“There has been a bit of a missed opportunity, ...

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