Government Regulatory Agencies

Forbes  28 min ago  Comment 
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently proposed amending its low-income “Lifeline” program—which provides a $9.25 per month credit for consumers of voice services—to permit recipients to apply that same subsidy instead to...  6 hrs ago  Comment 
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Halliburton still believes it can close its $27.5 billion plan to acquire oil field services rival Baker Hughes  in 2015, according to a source familiar with talks between the company and the Department of Justice....
New York Times  Aug 13  Comment 
The Department of Justice said Wednesday night that it would investigate the shooting death of a teenager killed during an attempted drug arrest.  Aug 12  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sometimes it seems like nothing can kill Donald Trump. Racist vitriol, an attack on a war hero and, the latest, a pitch battle with conservative king-maker Fox News, have only served to make him stronger. A fight over...
Financial Times  Aug 12  Comment 
Frontrunner for Democratic presidential nomination bows to months of pressure
Yahoo  Aug 11  Comment 
An international team of computer hackers and stock traders was charged with pocketing more than $100 million in illicit profits based on stolen market-moving financial information, US officials announced Tuesday. The Department of Justice charged...  Aug 8  Comment 
DALLAS (dpa-AFX) - The Federal Communications Commission has reaffirmed its decision to establish a market-based spectrum reserve of up to 30 megahertz of spectrum in 2016 incentive auction in order to promote competition in the wireless...
FiercePharma  Aug 7  Comment 
Allergan may be shedding its background as a generic drug company with a name change and a $40 billion deal to sell that piece of its business, but it hasn't eluded federal investigators intent on probing possible collusion in generic drug...  Aug 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- T-Mobile US edged lower Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission ruled its provisions for "small" wireless carriers in the next low-frequency airwaves auction were adequate. Verizon Communications held...


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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