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Corporate Accounting

Corporate Accounting

  • How to read a 10-K report like Warren Buffett Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Star mutual fund managers reveal secrets behind the stock-picking strategies buried in corporate filings.

  • Capital Structure: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    Want to be an informed investor? Buckle down and learn to read corporate balance sheets. You need to know how to scrutinize overall expenses and revenues in these corporate snapshots i order to to discern profitability and earnings. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical income statement and identifies what each number means.

  • Income Statements: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:02 AM ET

    Want to be an informed investor? Buckle down and learn to read corporate balance sheets. You need to know how to scrutinize overall expenses and revenues in these corporate snapshots i order to to discern profitability and earnings. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical income statement and identifies what each number means.

  • Book Value vs. Market Value: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:10 AM ET

    There are many ways a company can be valued, but one important distinction to make is between its value on paper and the value determined by the market. This video follows from the previous series and outlines two hypothetical companies and how their accounting and valuations are created. Khan of the Khan Academy clarifies the difference between market value and book value.

  • Amortization and Depreciation: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:47 AM ET

    What is the difference between amortization and depreciation? How do these tools work? Khan of the Khan Academy explains with a side-by-side comparison.

  • Mark-to-Market Accounting: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    How does fair value differ from the historical cost of assets, and why would these valuations fluctuate? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains in a simplified example.

  • Machinists union members and supporters cheer at a rally asking members to vote against a proposed contract Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Seattle.

    The rift between the local and national offices of the IAM has become bigger due to differing approaches taken while dealing with the new Boeing labor contract.

  • In wake of Detroit, what is a pension liability?
    By: Mark Koba
    Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    A pension liability is the difference between the total amount due and the actual amount of money the company has on hand to make those payments.

  • The tiny change that made AT&T almost $8 billion Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    When it comes to pensions, a guess about a fraction of a percentage point can be worth billions of dollars to big corporations.

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  • Americans often check their receipts to make sure they've bought everything they need, and probably to see if what they paid this time is any different from the last trip. The government does the same with the Consumer Price Index. Here are the details. 

  • An employee stacks mini solar cells after ends are soldered on them at the Xunlight Corp. factory in Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

    The producer price index is a key economic measurement especially when it comes to inflation.

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  • There are all kinds of debt—as small as personal debt or as large as national debt. There's another type of debt as important as the rest—called Sovereign Debt. CNBC Explains.

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