The gross domestic product or GDP, is arguably the key indicator to the health of an economy. But what statistics are used to determine GDP? CNBC explains.
President Obama has called for ending a tax loophole that costs Medicare and Social Security millions of dollars. Here's how it works.
The economy is a lot bigger than we think, but no thanks to Kim Kardashian and reality TV. Experts have gone back to 1929 to recalculate the size of gross domestic product,
Obamacare requires most Americans to obtain health insurance by 2014—and millions will be buying coverage from health insurance exchanges.
Hedge funds are a type of investment fund that operates with different regulatory constraints than other funds, such as mutual funds, pension funds and banks. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy describes how these funds are structured, how they operate, and the incentive fees managers earn from them.
Do margin contracts really defend market participants from commodity price volatility? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy verifies the math. Then he explains how these contracts work in practice.
There may be no better example of how fast things have become than by looking at high frequency trading in the markets. CNBC explains.
The housing market is one of the pillars of the U.S. economy and there may be no better indication of how the market is doing than housing starts.
Although inflation is not necessarily a bad thing for a growing economy, there have been numerous historical examples when inflation runs wild, a situation called hyperinflation. CNBC explains
The nation's unemployment rate is a key way to measure the economy. So how is it actually measured? CNBC explains.
In conventional terms, front running is something that happens within a firm. That definition has changed recently.
President Obama has proposed changing rules defining when workers get overtime pay, with possibly far-reaching effects.