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- Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Consumer Agencies & Organizations appendix of your textbook.
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You'll learn all of the consumer agencies covered in the textbook appendix, including:
- The Federal Aviation Administration
- Government regulation agencies that seek to protect consumers
- U.S. Federal regulatory agencies in business
- Federal Communications Commission
- The Department of Justice
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1. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): History & Function
In this lesson, we will analyze the various roles and functions of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), including how the organization began, what its functions are, how much authority it exercises, and how it protects travelers.
2. Government Regulation Agencies for Consumer Protection
You will learn about the government regulatory agencies that protect consumers. We'll discuss what the acronyms CFPB, CPSC, FTC, FDA, NHTSA, and SEC stand for and their organizations' responsibilities.
3. Major U.S. Federal Regulatory Agencies in Business: Types, Functions & Authority
In order to ensure that U.S. corporations are maintaining ethical business practices, the federal government has established regulatory agencies to protect employees, customers and the general public. This lesson explores major regulatory agencies and their functions.
4. How HUD Regulates Real Estate
Federal law prohibits housing discrimination and supports affordable housing. In this lesson, you'll learn the role the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plays in preventing discrimination and ensuring affordable housing.
5. Federal Communications Commission (FCC): History & Function
In this lesson, the student will lean how the Federal Communications Commission was formed and what the primary function of the agency was. The student will also learn about its authority and how it protects the citizens of the United States.
6. Department of Justice: Definition, Agencies & Responsibilities
In this lesson, the Department of Justice will be defined. There are several agencies that make-up the Department of Justice, and this lesson will highlight some of the important agencies.
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Other chapters within the Focus on Personal Finance: Online Textbook Help course
- Ch. 1: Personal Finance Planning
- Ch. 2: Money Management Skills
- Ch. 3: Taxes in a Financial Plan
- Ch. 4: Financial Services
- Ch. 5: Consumer Credit
- Ch. 6: Buying Motor Vehicles
- Ch. 7: Financing Housing
- Ch. 8: Insurance
- Ch. 9: Health & Disability Insurance
- Ch. 10: Planning with Life Insurance
- Ch. 11: Investing Basics
- Ch. 12: Investing in Stocks
- Ch. 13: Investing in Mutual Funds
- Ch. 14: Retirement & Estate Planning
- App. A: Education Loans & Scholarships
- App. B: Career Search Strategy
- App. D: Daily Spending Diary