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.
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.
CNBC explains the brands, labor battles and big contracts behind one of the biggest US moneymakers: the NFL economy.
NCAA autonomy will allow the most powerful conferences in college sports to redefine the "student-athlete."
A tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" is turning the tax reform debate upside down. Here's what you need to know.
Economic data can be like the porridge of a certain fairy tale: Too hot, too cold, or just right.
Sequestration is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit.
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.
What began as a mistake by Sears has become a competition between two of the technology world's biggest companies.
More than 14 million autos have been recalled globally due to air bags that have ruptured, injuring passengers.
Andrew Lumby irons out the details of net neutrality, why it matters and what the FCC is doing about it, the Fiscal Times reports.
President Obama wants to use the tax code to slow the widening gap between the richest and poorest.
The Swiss National Bank's move to break the franc away from its set value against the euro stunned financial markets.
No matter where you are in terms of investment knowledge, investors all agree on one thing: don't panic.