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Regulator

An agency enforcing legislation and setting rules governing certain actions. For example, the Internal Revenue Service in the United States is a regulator because it collects taxes, enforcing the U.S. Tax Code. In securities, regulators often require companies to disclose their actions to see to it that as much information as possible is publicly available. Other regulators govern business practices. For example, they may enforce minimum or maximum wages and salaries, prohibit discrimination on certain grounds, and/or ban certain policies or practices deemed unfair for consumers or competitors. While nearly everyone agrees that some regulations are necessary, there is significant disagreement as to how many and what kind are needed. Proponents of more regulation assert that it ensures a fair market and sustainable growth, while critics argue that many regulations do more harm than good.
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However, the existing regulatory agencies all share certain formal characteristics.
The second part of this study examines newspaper coverage of Canadian regulatory agencies for agricultural and health biotechnology.
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Do any of these regulatory agencies take into consideration the detrimental effects their decisions may have on health care asset allocation?
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At the conference, which continues for three days at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport, space executives said government should provide tax incentives and put people with proper technical knowledge in regulatory agencies to foster the commercialization of space.
Before the sale is consummated, approvals must be secured from the Missouri Public Service Commission and other regulatory agencies.

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