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  • Is becoming a franchisee for you? Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Aspiring business owners should consider the many advantages and disadvantages of operating a franchise before making the initial investment.

  • Why companies invest in R&D Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:31 AM ET

    Firms invest in R&D because they want to grow and it's hard for a company to remain competitive if it does not stay ahead of the curve.

  • Explaining the Herbalife 'controversy' Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Herbalife sells nutrition supplements but continues to be the target of Bill Ackman, who alleges the company is actually a pyramid scheme.

  • Why are craft beers becoming pricey? Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:42 AM ET

    Prices have gone up because of surging demand for the two main ingredients in craft beer: barley and hops.

  • Regulations ensure a strong NYC taxi experience Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    A vintage New York City taxi cab

    The yellow taxi industry provides over 450,000 trips a day. Regulations ensure that vehicles are safe for all riders.

  • Why it's so expensive to bring home the bacon Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    Due to a mysterious virus last year that killed herds of piglets, supply has dwindled and pushed prices way up.

  • How to rent your home for the summer (legally) Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    Homeowners willing to rent their homes to vacationers are discovering a lucrative revenue stream. Our expert explains how to do it legally.

  • What you need to know about quadruple witching Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Refers to the quarterly expiration of four sets of options: individual stock options, stock futures, stock indexes and stock index futures.

  • What you need to know about Roth IRAs Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    There are income limits for contributing to a Roth IRA but not for converting a traditional IRA to a Roth. Here's what you need to know.

  • What is an IPO? Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    The Twitter banner hangs at the NYSE.

    An IPO -- or initial public offering -- is the process by which companies go from private to public and sell shares in their company to a larger group.

  • What is an index fund? Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    Index funds generally have a lower fee structure than actively managed funds, because they're not as costly to manage.

  • Whaddya mean, 'buy the rumor, sell the news' Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    It's a tactic of stock trading based on rumors or moving events. The investor then dumps positions as the news is announced. Kenny Polcari explains.

  • FCC proposal would destroy net neutrality Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Net neutrality is a wonky policy that can affect your daily life and your consumption of entertainment, email and applications.

  • Running late on taxes? How to file an extension Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Might not get your taxes done by the deadline? Don't despair. The IRS will allow you more time if you fill out Form 4868 by the deadline.

  • Used by technical analysts to explain a small, brief recovery in the price of a declining stock or the market, which is then followed by a downtrend.

  • How to invest in gold (safely) Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    When investing in gold, it is important to remember what the much-hyped asset class is -- and what it is not.

  • What is high-frequency trading? Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    High-frequency trading is highly sophisticated computerized trading offering an edge to those who use it. But it is not without controversy.

  • What is tapering? Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Tapering is reducing and pulling back on the extraordinary measures that were put in place during the financial crisis of 2008.

  • What is the ‘Internet of Things’? Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Smart home technology.

    Re/code's Lauren Goode explains how it makes the smart home a reality and how it will change the way we live.

  • Do this to max out your Social Security benefits Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    By delaying your social security distribution, you can increase your yearly distribution by 8%.

  • The how-to behind 3-D printing Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Onlookers in Glasgow, Scotland, watch a MakerBot 3-D printer produce a figure.

    From jewelry to prosthetic limbs, 3-D printing has piqued interest from both consumers and businesses.

  • Why a market correction is not a bear market Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Corrections are short-term drops, but bear markets are more grizzly since they last longer, and generally result in a 20 percent decline in a major index like the Dow.

  • How can you make money with bitcoin? Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Although risky and still unregulated, the digital currency has value. But how do you make money?

  • How does touchscreen technology work? Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    One of the biggest trends in tech today is the touchscreen and it's so easy to use. A person’s body heat works as the electric conduit that generates an AC current. Go figure.