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  • Immuno-what? How these cancer therapies work Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    A key theme at this year's ASCO meeting will be immunotherapies. How do these treatments work?

  • Income Statements: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:02 AM ET

    Want to be an informed investor? Buckle down and learn to read corporate balance sheets. You need to know how to scrutinize overall expenses and revenues in these corporate snapshots i order to to discern profitability and earnings. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy runs through a hypothetical income statement and identifies what each number means.

  • Inflation: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 5:06 PM ET

    In a good economy, gradual inflation is considered a good thing, but in tougher economic times, too much inflation is a serious problem. CNBC Explains.

  • Initial Public Offering: CNBC Explains Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    An initial public offering—or IPO as it's most commonly called—is the way for companies to go from private to public and sell stock shares in their firm. Here's a look at how the IPO process unfolds as CNBC explains.

  • Insider Trading: CNBC Explains Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | 11:07 AM ET

    People usually think of insider trading as illegally manipulating stock sales for huge profits. But it can also be legal. So just what is insider trading? When can it be legal? Here are the details.

  • Interest Rate Swaps: CNBC Explains Thursday, 3 Nov 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    Interest rate swaps are derivative instruments commonly used by sophisticated investors to allow cash flows on interest-earning securities or loans to be exchanged. CNBC explains.

  • Why the Internet may never be the same again Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 5:24 PM ET

    Here's why the Internet may never be the same again.

  • 'Inversions' turning tax reform upside down Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Sergio Medina carries boxes in the Chiquita banana packing plant located on the Bueso plantation in La Lima, Honduras.

    A once-obscure tax dodge known as a corporate "inversion" is turning the tax reform debate upside down. Here's what you need to know.

  • Investing vs. Paying Off Loans: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 9:03 AM ET

    Choosing where to put your money is one of the most important decisions you can make. When you have the option to invest or to pay off debt, which do you choose? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy outlines the best ways to get yourself into good financial shape.

  • The IMF: CNBC Explains Monday, 16 May 2011 | 3:38 PM ET
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen in Washington, DC.

    The IMF, or International Monetary Fund, is an intergovernmental agency that works to keep exchange rates and the international system of payments stable.

  • 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.

  • Jumbo Mortgage: CNBC Explains Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 11:24 AM ET

    Sometimes financial terms sound exactly like what they are. That's the case with a jumbo mortgage. CNBC explains.

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