Government Regulatory Agencies

Mondo Visione  Jan 20  Comment 
Thank you, Rob, for that kind introduction.  I am honored to be invited to speak on this panel with esteemed colleagues from the SEC, FCA, SFO, and the private sector. As brief background, I am a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the...
Yahoo  Jan 20  Comment 
The Federal Reserve is looking at ways to encourage banks to implement proper pay incentives to avoid some of the bad behavior the industry has displayed over the last several years, a top Fed official said on Tuesday. Regulatory agencies are...  Jan 20  Comment 
The FCC plans to issue its own net neutrality rules in February.  Jan 19  Comment 
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Motley Fool  Jan 18  Comment 
The FCC will vote on new Internet service provider regulations next month, which may give them more control over content streaming deals like the one Verizon and Netflix have.
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 As you must have heard, if the FCC institutes strict net neutrality regulations, and especially if it uses its authority under Title II of the Communications Act, investment in Internet service infrastructure will catastrophically decrease,...
Benzinga  Jan 16  Comment 
Next month, the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on how to handle Internet regulation in the United States. Most are expecting FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to classify the Internet as a utility at the February meeting, something big...
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MarketWatch  Jan 16  Comment 
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has banned state and local police from using federal law to seize money and property without evidence that a crime was committed, according to a Friday story in the Washington Post. A Department of Justice program...


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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  2. White House List of Agencies and Commissions
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