Government Regulatory Agencies

Benzinga  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Loop Capital Markets said in a research note released Tuesday that skepticism abounds regarding the closure of AT&T Inc.(NYSE: T)'s proposed buyout of Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX).   Analyst David Miller said there is increased uncertainty...
Motley Fool  Oct 25  Comment 
The FCC says T-Mobile has too many data restrictions on its unlimited data plans, and now it's paying the price.
Forbes  Oct 25  Comment 
The FCC is set to vote this week on a secret proposal that will limit how ISPs can collect information. But the agency can't explain why it's breaking with long-standing federal policy and the White House on the value of ad-supported content.
Reuters  Oct 24  Comment 
AT&T Inc may not have to seek approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for the biggest acquisition announced this year by selling the one television...
Mondo Visione  Oct 22  Comment 
Following the global credit crisis of 2008, Moody’s has periodically received subpoenas and inquiries from various governmental authorities, including the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and states attorneys general. In a letter...
Clusterstock  Oct 21  Comment 
It's a simple yes or no question — does Mylan know the terms of its settlement with the Department of Justice or not? Earlier this month it said it did. Specifically, it said it struck a deal that would have it pay the government $465...


A regulatory agency is a government department that has responsibility over the legislation (acts and regulations) for a given sector. Regulatory agencies exist at the federal and state level. These agencies can impact a variety of businesses, in a variety of ways - through regulations on products, antitrust rulings, compliance laws, etc. An example would be the Federal Trade Commission voiding a proposed merger of Microsoft and Yahoo! out of concerns that a combination of the two companies would have an unfair competitive advantage in the market. Another example is the Food and Drug Administration's recall of Peter Pan peanut butter that was found to contain Salmonella bacteria, hurting ConAgra's revenues and creating an opportunity for J.M. Smucker's Jif brand to claim additional market share.

Another government agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, stores information on all publicly traded companies in an online database. This database provides earnings data and annual reports on public companies to the general population.[1]

The following is a list of selected U.S. federal regulatory agencies: [2]

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Army Corps of Engineers

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)

Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Drug Enforcement Administration

Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Employment Standards Administration (ESA)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Farm Credit Administration (FCA)

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC)

Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EREN)

Federal Highway Administration (FHA)

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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