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  • Money For Life: Fixed Income Annuity     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 10:25 AM ET

    A fixed income annuity is a way to plan for income in your retirement years. Insight with Josh Mellberg, JD Mellberg Financial president.

  • Stock Value Plays     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    Advice for some thrifty plays in the markets, with Eric Cinnamond, River Road Asset Management and Jeff Duncan, Duncan Financial Group.

  • Futures Turn Higher After Housing News Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Futures shaved most of their earlier losses Thursday following a handful of economic data, but still indicated a lower open on the heels of heightened fears that the Greek debt crisis will deteriorate further and ahead of a handful of U.S. economic news.

  • Greece Worries, But Housing Strong Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:10 AM ET

    While many are laying the blame for the last two days market turmoil (Dow up 125 points one day, down 175 points the next day) on Greece, it should be noted that this is a quadruple witching expiration week (the quarterly expiration of individual stock and index options and futures).

  • Macy's Reaches Tentative Agreement     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan has the details on Macy's reaching a tentative agreement with the union on a new contract.

  • US Income Tax Basics: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Investing vs. Paying Off Loans: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:03 AM ET

    Choosing where to put your money is one of the most important decisions you can make. When you have the option to invest or to pay off debt, which do you choose? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy outlines the best ways to get yourself into good financial shape.

  • Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:01 AM ET

    Throughout the history of free markets, traders have made money through arbitrage, a tactic that takes advantage of price differences to make risk-free profits. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy describes how arbitrage works in a simple example.

  • Stock Dilution: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    When stocks are used in transactions or to finance operations, investors in a stock may be worried about stock dilution. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explores the topic using a simplified example.

  • Art Cashin's Trader's Edge     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:52 AM ET

    Weighing in on what traders are watching today, with Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services.

  • Merger Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:50 AM ET

    For various reasons, during an acquisition financed by stock, shares of the two companies involved may not trade at the correct ratios, opening an arbitrage opportunity. How does simple merger arbitrage work and how can you take advantage of it? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical example.

  • When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Equity Acquisitions: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    When one business acquires another, there are several ways of financing the deal, including the use of the acquiring company’s shares to cover the cost of the transaction. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy discusses in a hypothetical example.

  • Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:30 AM ET

    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Understanding how these funds operate should be a big part of anyone’s financial knowledge. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Open-Ended Mutual Funds: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:26 AM ET

    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy outlines a hypothetical example of how an open-ended mutual fund works with its investors.

  • Closed-End Mutual Funds: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:23 AM ET

    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy outlines a hypothetical example of how an open-ended mutual fund works with its investors.

  • Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs): CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:18 AM ET

    Exchange-Traded Funds, also known as ETFs, are a new breed of investments. In a nutshell, they are managed funds that can be traded on the open market. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy illustrates the flexibility of ETFs in an example.

  • Greece Adds More Muck to Forex Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:10 AM ET

    The euro is sliding, the safe-haven Swiss franc is rising, and everyone is watching Greece — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Markets in the Red     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Ross Westgate has the update on European stocks.

  • What Traders Are Watching     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 6:44 AM ET

    There is a good likelihood the jobless claims will disappoint and traders are keeping their eyes on oil, says Matt Zeman, Kingsview Financial.