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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Law by Cara C. Putman

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Part 2
The Regulatory Environment
It’s hard to operate in today’s world without colliding into government regulations. While the United States attempts to have a free-market marketplace, the reality is that governments, both federal and state, actively regulate the marketplace. Here you’ll learn the key principles and players in government regulation of business.
We’ll start with a look at the basics of regulation and antitrust regulations. Then we’ll examine the role of administrative agencies and international trade. While there are hundreds of federal agencies, we’ll end this part with a look at the history and roles of 11 agencies that many businesses interact with.

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