Government Regulatory Agencies

Benzinga  Aug 28  Comment 
Federal plans to funnel more than $7 billion into equipping public schools with Internet connections is likely to benefit at least three publicly traded companies, one analyst said Thursday. The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2...
TechCrunch  Aug 28  Comment 
 Municipal broadband has become a surprisingly debated topic on the national level, after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated that he believes that the FCC has the legal “power” to “preempt state laws that...
Financial Times  Aug 28  Comment 
Swiss wealth manager follows Pictet in revealing earnings for the first time after signing up to a disclosure programme last year as part of a US DoJ effort to clamp down on tax evasion
Yahoo  Aug 28  Comment 
To win approval for the merger, the companies agreed to sell Heinold Hog Markets, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The attorneys general of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement. "Today's proposed...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 27  Comment 
Tyson agreed to divest its sow-purchasing business to alleviate antitrust concerns about its impending $7.7 billion takeover of Hillshire Brands under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
FiercePharma  Aug 27  Comment 
Sleep aids have landed in the safety spotlight recently, with regulatory agencies lowering dosages on some meds to ease side effect worries. But overmedication has its own set of risks, and a new study says those resulted in a doubling of...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 27  Comment 
By Matthew Smith: US markets are once again at all-time highs and the S&P 500 closed above 2,000 yesterday for the first time ever. The market has built up some decent momentum and we continue to be bullish, as investors have not allowed to...
Telecom Ramblings  Aug 26  Comment 
A flurry of comments have been filed recently with regulators about the proposed $45.2B merger of TW Cable and Comcast, meeting the FCC's Monday deadline. Unsurprisingly, nobody likes it very much outside of the two companies. The latest came...  Aug 26  Comment 
MERIDIAN (dpa-AFX) - DISH Network Corp (DISH) Monday petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to deny the merger of cable company Comcast Corp (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC), saying the deal would stifle competition and harm...
DailyFinance  Aug 25  Comment 
Citing irreparable harm to competition and consumers, DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deny the merger of Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable, Inc. The petition to...


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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