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  • Underwater Mortgage: CNBC Explains Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:54 PM ET

    You may have heard this term in the aftermath of the real estate bubble. So what is an underwater mortgage? CNBC explains.

  • How is monthly jobs report compiled? CNBC explains Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:13 AM ET

    Knowing the number of people who are unemployed is a key way to measure the state of the economy. So how is unemployment actually measured? CNBC explains.

  • 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.

  • 4 questions to ask about your variable annuity Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    About $1.7 trillion is invested in variable annuities, yet most investors don't know how to value their holdings and evaluate fees and tax advantages.

  • Vatican Finances: CNBC Explains Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 11:27 PM ET

    As Pope Francis assumes leadership of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, he's got his work cut out for him on many fronts.

  • Volcker Rule: CNBC Explains Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 3:44 PM ET
    Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker

    Paul Volcker was Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Reagan and Carter. But his name is becoming more well-known for a part of the Dodd–Frank  reform bill. It's called the Volcker rule, and CNBC explains.

  • Wells Notice: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    If a company or individual gets what's called a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission, they won't be very happy to say the least. But who might get one and what do the signify? CNBC explains.

  • CNBC Explains: Quadruple witching Thursday, 15 Dec 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    Witching hour may sound like a bar promotion on Halloween night, but it's really three important time periods for investors and the markets. So what are they and how do they impact investors? CNBC explains.

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