You may have heard this term in the aftermath of the real estate bubble. So what is an underwater mortgage? CNBC explains.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NCAA autonomy will allow the most powerful conferences in college sports to redefine the "student-athlete."
A new study underscores the financial advantages of leasing over buying, but it also points to a potential alternative.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest on record. But what is this virus, and how are people contracting it?
It’s been a decade since Google came public with a $23 Billion valuation. We take a look at the search giant since its big day.
To kick off our year-long anniversary, we created a list of top leaders, icons and rebels.
The boom in America’s energy independence has major implications on the economy, foreign policy and the environment.