Executive orders are as old as the Constitution itself and usually steeped in controversy. Here's how they work.
Congress' wrangling for months over a new farm bill has brought us to the edge of a "dairy cliff" that could make milk prices soar.
A furor erupted over an Indiana law that some say could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people, NBC reports.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act hasn't lived up to its name. Wealthier taxpayers now face higher marginal tax rates and new investment income taxes.
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.
The producer price index is a key economic measurement especially when it comes to inflation.
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.
Apple, creator of the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad, moved away from the "i" franchise for its latest gadget.
CNBC explains exactly what the aircraft autopilot is, how it works and how safe it is.
A guide to how aircraft manufacturers equip all their planes so that investigators know what happens in a crash.
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.
Blue Bell recalled all its products after listeria was found in several samples.
What is an E-mini S&P 500 futures contract and why did it help enable the flash crash?
Whether you're young and just getting started investing or moving closer to retirement, factoring in age will keep you ahead of the game.
For Small Business Week, CNBC goes coast-to-coast and out onto Main Street with business owners powering the US economy.
Tips on the best-performing portfolio strategies and global market trends that can help you become a smarter investor.