Chapter 6
Federal Agencies
In This Chapter
• Agencies that oversee the financial market
• Agencies that oversee employment law
• Agencies that oversee environmental regulation
• Two more miscellaneous agencies
Regulations require an agency to enforce them. While states have their own agencies that enforce business regulations, this chapter will examine federal agencies. Federal agencies run the gamut from Amtrak to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization to the Farm Credit Administration. There are literally hundreds of departments and agencies listed at We can’t look at every agency, but we’ll review the big players that enforce the regulations businesses most often face.

Financial Market Agencies

There are dozens of agencies ...

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