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Corporate Accounting

Corporate Accounting

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

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

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

  • How to read a 10-K report like Warren Buffett
    By: Elizabeth MacBride, Special to CNBC.com
    Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

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

  • These companies are the real earnings bellwethers Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Traders gather at the post that trades IBM on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 20, 2014.

    Investors long looked to Alcoa and Intel as earnings bellwethers, but that view is outdated. These companies are the best read on earnings.

  • CNBC Explains: CEO compensation
    By: Tim Mullaney, special to CNBC.com
    Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    The average corporate CEO makes 373 times the average worker. Here is a look at how CEO pay is structured and why it's rising.

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

  • 'Inversions' turning tax reform upside down Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Sergio Medina carries boxes in the Chiquita banana packing plant located on the Bueso plantation in La Lima, Honduras.

    A once-obscure tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" is turning the tax reform debate upside down. Here's what you need to know.

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

  • How NCAA rich will stay richer: Two-tier economy Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:55 PM ET
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    The new NCAA autonomy rules will allow the five most powerful conferences in college sports to create a new definition of "student-athlete."

  • How the NFL makes the most money of any pro sport
    By: Ike Ejiochi, special to CNBC.com
    Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    CNBC explains the brands, labor battles and big contracts that are X's and O's in the playbook of a huge US moneymaker: the NFL economy.

  • 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.

Economy Explained

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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.

  • Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A stock correction may seem like something is getting 'fixed' on Wall Street, but usually it's a trigger for financial losses. So what is a correction? CNBC explains.

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