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US consumer protection regulator steps down

Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz, pictured January 3, 2013, head of the key US agency for consumer protection, announced plans Friday to step down on February 15.Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz, head of the key US agency for consumer protection, announced plans Friday to step down on February 15. Leibowitz, who has headed the agency since March 2009 and has been a commissioner since 2004, said he focused his work on privacy, cracking down on financial and health care scams and antitrust issues.