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Shutdown halts FTC's Facebook investigation

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The Federal Trade Commission, coping with the continuing impact of the government shutdown, will need to suspend all investigations and litigation, including a high-profile investigation of Facebook that began earlier this year, the Washington Post reports.

Details: The agency made preparations for the shutdown, but its current budget only allows it to continue working through midday Friday.