Government Regulatory Agencies

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SAN DIEGO ( TheStreet) -- Just when it seemed the decks might get cleared for a decision on Comcast's ambitious plans to merge with Time Warner Cable , a delay in the regulatory process has thrown doubt on the $45 billion deal that would...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 26  Comment 
FedEx filed a motion to dismiss Justice Department charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, arguing that it is legally protected as a company that carries goods for the public.
Telecom Ramblings  Mar 26  Comment 
Given that it hasn't happened within the previously projected timeframe of 'early 2015', that headline is perhaps a bit obvious. But nevertheless, Comcast has officially pushed back the timeframe for closing the purchase of Time Warner Cable to...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 25  Comment 
Expedia and Orbitz each received second requests from the Justice Department for additional information in connection with their pending merger.
Financial Times  Mar 25  Comment 
Facilitating trade with Iran and Sudan brings $233m DoJ penalty  Mar 25  Comment 
Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of those rare cities that offers super-fast Internet to its residents. It wants to sell that service to nearby towns. It even got approval from federal regulators.
Forbes  Mar 25  Comment 
The FCC has further stated that it can restart the reviews as it sees fit. The commission stopped both reviews citing a pending court ruling on the issue of sharing sensitive information about pay-TV carriage contracts with third parties. We...
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has passed a set of regulations that protects net neutrality by classifying the internet as a public utility, the rules are far from being set in stone and broadband providers are already...
Forbes  Mar 24  Comment 
Now that the FCC pulled the trigger on Net Neutrality the ISPs are lining up to respond with lawsuits challenging the authority of the FCC. Again. It was inevitable, but that doesn?t make it any less sad and unfortunate. What the ISPs and the...


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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