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President Obama to name Edith Ramirez head of Federal Trade Commission

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WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama intends to name Edith Ramirez the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Thursday.

Ramirez has been an FTC commissioner since April 2010. She was a Los Angeles lawyer specializing in business litigation before joining the commission.

The FTC works to protect consumers from unfair business practices and maintain competition in the marketplace.

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