Laws & Regulation

Government Information Index --- University of Texas exhaustive series of links to U.S. and foreign government presence on the Web.

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) --- An inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its Member jurisdictions. The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system.

Bureau of Labor Statistics --- The BLS is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) --- Congress created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 1974 as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. The agency's mandate has been renewed and expanded several times since then, most recently by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Federal Reserve --- The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. It was founded by Congress in 1913 to provide the nation with a safer, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Over the years, its role in banking and the economy has expanded.

FASB --- Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting that govern the preparation of financial reports by nongovernmental organizations. Those standards are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

United Nations --- Directory and links to UN and related organizations, Programmes, Commissions and Research

Department of the Treasury --- Treasury's mission highlights its role as the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, and as an influential participant in the world economy.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) --- The OCC's primary mission is to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and federal savings associations. We also supervise the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. Our goal in supervising banks and federal savings associations is to ensure that they operate in a safe and sound manner and in compliance with laws requiring fair treatment of their customers and fair access to credit and financial products. The OCC was established in 1863 as an independent bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.