The United States Securities and Exchange Commission—or SEC—is the watchdog of Wall Street. So how does it work and what power does it really have? CNBC explains.
Sequestration is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. In simple terms, it's a way of forcing cutbacks in spending on government programs.
Social Security has been a controversial subject since its beginning, But what does it actually do and how does it work? CNBC explains.
There are all kinds of debt—as small as personal debt or as large as national debt. There's another type of debt as important as the rest—called Sovereign Debt. CNBC Explains.
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.
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.
Pessimistic about the future of a company’s stock and not sure what to do about it? One strategy employed by many investors is stock shorting, a tool that allows them to make money when a stock goes down.
Streaming-music services are growing, and so are the battles between artists, record labels and technology companies over royalty streams.
Some Super Bowl XLVIII advertisers are passing on Fox TV ads due to inflated price tags; others are using them in social media campaigns to boost ROI.
When people talk about the Federal Reserve "tapering," here's what they mean.
Tax deductions are an important part of calculating your annual income. But many people are unclear about how deductions affect overall tax payments. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains a simple calculation you can do, depending on your tax bracket, to help you estimate the effect.
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.
When you buy a U.S. Treasury Security, you’re essentially giving a loan to the government. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy demonstrates how price and yield of treasury securities works.
CNBC's Cadie Thompson and Mary Catherine Wellons chat about Twitter and how investors can use this useful tool to keep up with the latest business news.
President Obama has proposed changing rules defining when workers get overtime pay, with possibly far-reaching effects.
About $1.7 trillion is invested in variable annuities, yet most investors don't know how to value their holdings.
President Obama wants to close a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions. Here's how it works.
The day you stop working will be here before you know it, making preparation now key to enjoying your golden years.
How financial advisors help clients worried about the impact of a rise in interest rates on fixed-income portfolios.
To kick off our year-long anniversary, we created a list of top leaders, icons and rebels.