Government Regulatory Agencies

Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
The Federal Communications Commission's decision to regulate the internet as a public utility could become a precedent used by international leaders looking to create their own policies to protect net neutrality. On Tuesday, FCC Chairman Tom...
New York Times  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is making the case in Barcelona, Spain, that the agency’s open Internet rules will not hinder how the web works.
Wall Street Journal  Mar 2  Comment 
The federal communications agency is using a new argument to override state laws limiting cities’ ability to run their own Internet service.
Motley Fool  Mar 1  Comment 
Although net neutrality may be important in the future, it changes nothing today.
Motley Fool  Feb 28  Comment 
The FCC has approved a controversial proposal to regulate ISPs as utilities, but the battle is just beginning.
TechCrunch  Feb 27  Comment 
 This week’s news featured more than just runaway llamas and a Twitter debate over an optical illusion dress. The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations, photos and videos of two new smartphones leaked online, and the new Pebble smart watch...
Wall Street Journal  Feb 27  Comment 
Verizon said the bidding strategy employed by entities related to Dish Network distorted the government’s $45 billion spectrum auction, joining its counterparts in complaining about the satellite-TV provider’s tactics.  Feb 27  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Sprint Corp. are gaining by 4.61% to $4.99 in late morning trading on Friday, on the heels of the mobile service provider's statement of support for the FCC's new net neutrality rules for an "open Internet."...
Forbes  Feb 27  Comment 
We may be in a world divided by hip-hop and bubble gum pop, but I remain a passionate jazz lover. Unfortunately for many years now it’s been getting increasingly hard (outside of New York City) to find a good club in which to hear it or a...
Forbes  Feb 27  Comment 
After years of urging and rallying and petition-signing from Internet activists, the once-unthinkable is imminent: The FCC voted to classify and regulate the Internet as a utility, laying the groundwork for what is commonly (and boringly) called...


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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