FTC Chair Jumps To P&G Exec Suite

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras will step down next month to take a position with Procter & Gamble.

Majoras, who has been chairman since August 2004, had pushed P&G, among others, to self-regulate food marketing practices in an effort to help combat the child-obesity issue.

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