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  • Quantitative Easing: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 12:09 PM ET

    How does QE differ from normal federal reserve open market operations? Also, how does US quantitative easing differ from Japan’s quantitative easing program? Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains the finer points of quantitative easing.

  • Quantitative Trading: CNBC Explains Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 3:34 PM ET

    Investors have a lot of tools and strategies to use when it comes to playing the market.One of them is called quantitative trading. CNBC explains.

  • Reading Options Quotes: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    For many sophisticated investors, trading options is a routine practice that can be hugely profitable, but retail investors can also transact options contracts on the open market.

  • Real vs. Nominal Returns: CNBC Explains Friday, 23 Sep 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    The general rule in economics is that the value of money today will not be equal to the same amount of money in the future. Also known as the time value of money.

  • Recession: CNBC Explains Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 12:52 PM ET

    The  U.S. economy has suffered through many recessions in its history. But just what is a recession and how do they come about?  Here are the details in this CNBC explains.

  • REO: CNBC Explains Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:37 PM ET

    The term is short for Other Real Estate Owned (OREO), but that may be too confusing with the cookie.

  • Roadshow: CNBC Explains Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 4:01 PM ET

    If a company that's privately owned wants to go public and offer investors the chance to buy securities in the firm, one of the first things they do is something called a 'Roadshow.' CNBC Explains.

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  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering road show in Singapore Sept. 16, 2014.

    Alibaba's long-awaited IPO is finally around the corner, making this a good time to take a look at just how an IPO works.

  • The NATO emblem sculpture at the organization's headquarters in Brussels.

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization includes 28 countries, and wields significant military might. Here's what you need to know.

  • CNBC explains the brands, labor battles and big contracts behind one of the biggest US moneymakers: the NFL economy.

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  • Financial advisors stress that now is the time for investors to get serious about year-end financial planning checkup.

  • In a world of big box retail and e-commerce, successful business owners are taking new paths to Main Street success.

  • File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    A series of high profile cyber attacks has created huge economic opportunity as businesses look to fend off future attacks.