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  • How will the Obamacare exchanges work? Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 1:12 PM ET

    Obamacare requires most Americans to obtain health insurance by 2014—and millions will be buying coverage from health insurance exchanges.

  • Confused about Obamacare? Here are answers Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    President Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act in June in San Jose, Calif.

    Obamacare is going into full effect this fall, requiring millions of people to buy health insurance that has new minimum benefits. CNBC explains more about this law.

  • How Obamacare attempts to cut health-care costs Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 12:52 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    A number of Obamacare provisions, many of which have already gone into effect, are aimed at reducing the growth of health-care spending.

  • Obamacare deadlines that you NEED to know Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Obamacare's deadlines are coming, and here's what you need to know to avoid missing out on insurance options or being financially penalized.

  • Here's 8 things you must know about Obamacare Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 12:12 PM ET
    President Barack Obama discusses the Affordable Care Act with former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.

    With a key October 1 deadline looming, here are eight facts about Obamacare that you were too afraid to ask.

  • 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.

  • Options as Investment Leverage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    By putting less money on the table to magnify profits, call options can have the same effect as investing with borrowed money, which is known as using leverage. CNBC explains.

  • What the new overtime rules mean for me Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama holds a shirt as he shops for clothing alongside store employee Susan Panariello, during a visit to a Gap clothing store in New York City, March 11, 2014.

    President Obama has proposed changing the rules defining when workers get overtime pay, with potentially far-reaching effects.

  • P/E Ratio: CNBC Explains Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    A P/E ratio is key tool for investors to help figure out if they are getting the most for their investment dollars. CNBC explains.

  • 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.

  • In wake of Detroit, what is a pension liability? 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.

  • PIIGS: CNBC Explains Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 2:44 PM ET

    PIIGS is a not too favorable term used by bond analysts, academics, and the press, to refer to certain countries of Europe. CNBC explains.

  • Preferred Stock: CNBC Explains Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:58 PM ET

    Preferred stocks are a special class of investments that have several unique features. Those features often make them confusing to investors. So what exactly are preferred stocks? CNBC explains.

  • Private Equity: CNBC Explains Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    Private equity is a way of doing business to make money for rather large investments of capital. So how does it work? CNBC explains.

  • Producer Price Index: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 10:17 AM ET
    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 trio of indexes that measure the change in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output. CNBC explains.

  • Put-Call Parity: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    Put-Call parity demonstrates the relationship between shorts, puts, calls, and bonds. The proper combination of each can yield equal payouts. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Put-Call Parity Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

    Put-Call parity demonstrates the relationship between shorts, puts, calls, and bonds. The proper combination of each can yield equal payouts. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Put Options: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains put options, which are contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go down in the near future.

  • Put Options as Protection: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Put options are essentially bets that a stock will go down, but they can also be used by investors to hedge their portfolio against a downward move in stock price. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

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