You may have heard this term in the aftermath of the real estate bubble. So what is an underwater mortgage? CNBC explains.
Knowing the number of people who are unemployed is a key way to measure the state of the economy. So how is unemployment actually measured? CNBC explains.
For anyone who has computed taxes, “tax brackets” are a familiar term -- but how they work can be complicated. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy breaks down and explains the U.S. income tax schedule.
About $1.7 trillion is invested in variable annuities, yet most investors don't know how to value their holdings and evaluate fees and tax advantages.
As Pope Francis assumes leadership of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, he's got his work cut out for him on many fronts.
Paul Volcker was Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Reagan and Carter. But his name is becoming more well-known for a part of the Dodd–Frank reform bill. It's called the Volcker rule, and CNBC explains.
So what is an American ship? The simple answer is a ship flying the U.S. flag. But it can get a little more complicated given economics and law.
If a company or individual gets what's called a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission, they won't be very happy to say the least. But who might get one and what do the signify? CNBC explains.
Today's a witching day. It may sound ominous, but it's really just the alignment of some important time periods for the markets. CNBC explains ....
A look at how medicines in development to treat Alzheimer’s disease from Biogen and Eli Lilly work.
After the NYSE's two-hour halt, CNBC takes a look back at some of the recent glitches that have halted the markets.
Investors poured $4.3 billion in Chinese ETFs and mutual funds last week, seeing this as a buying opportunity.