Government Regulatory Agencies

Forbes  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Class is Monday night, and again, I find myself faced with a difficult lecture to develop. I consistently teach my graduate students about the importance of whistle-blowing. Specifically, how 40% of frauds are discovered by an internal tip. I...
Benzinga  11 hrs ago  Comment 
AT&T Inc.(NYSE: T) has agreed to pay $450,000 as fine to settle an investigation by the Federal Communication Commission for violating norms concerning operation of microwave stations. The regulations were put in place just so that customers can...
Reuters  Sep 22  Comment 
Siemens Corp and Siemens Medical Solutions, units of Siemens AG , have agreed to pay a $175,000 fine for failing to disclose corporate felony convictions to the Federal Communications Commission, the agency said on Thursday.
MarketWatch  Sep 22  Comment 
And there’s “further deterioration” in the relationship.
The Economist  Sep 22  Comment 
BILLS for pre-crisis buccaneering are still coming in. Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, confirmed on September 15th that America’s Department of Justice (DoJ) had asked for $14 billion to settle possible claims connected with the...
Euromoney  Sep 22  Comment 
CEO John Cryan had hoped to remove uncertainty overhanging Deutsche Bank’s stock by speeding up the resolution of litigation, but the Department of Justice’s opening claim for $14 billion over RMBS refocuses attention on the bank’s weak...
Motley Fool  Sep 20  Comment 
The German lender doesn't intend to pay "anywhere near" the offered amount.
Benzinga  Sep 20  Comment 
Ahead of the spectrum reverse auction later this week, investors from telecom service providers like Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and cable service providers like Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) would be keen...
MarketWatch  Sep 20  Comment 
Police in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday released video footage of an officer shooting an unarmed black man who, according to news reports, had been dealing with his vehicle that stalled in the road. Terence Crutcher, 40, died Friday evening, and footage...


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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