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    Alfred Kahn, 93

    Likely best known for his push to deregulate the airline industry, Alfred Kahn died yesterday. The 93-year-old economist and Cornell professor died of cancer in his Ithaca, NY, home.

    Kahn served as chief of the Civil Aeronautics Board in the late ’70s, which had to give approval before airlines could fly certain routes or change fares.

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