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    Mutual funds make up a large portion of America’s retirement funds and investments. Understanding how these funds operate should be a big part of anyone’s financial knowledge. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

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    For those who are fuzzy on the topic, Khan of the Khan Academy explains what Libor is and how it is used.

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) trader

    A couple of devices that major exchanges use to stop manipulation or extreme volatility in the markets are called "limit up, limit down." CNBC explains what these are and how they work.

  • Listeria bacteria.

    Blue Bell recalled all its products after listeria was found in several samples.

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    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains put options, which are contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go down in the near future.

  • A new study underscores the financial advantages of leasing over buying, but it also points to a potential alternative.

CNBC Explains

  • One of the tools being discussed as a way to deal with the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic is negative interest rates. CNBC's Tom Chitty looks at whether we'll ever be paid to borrow money.

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    Demand for oil has fallen to unprecedented levels, resulting in oil prices turning negative for the first time in history. From the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia to the pandemic, CNBC's Nessa Anwar explores what this might mean for the commodity in the long-term.

  • Past pandemics have shown that multiple waves of infection are likely and tend to be more severe. Despite warnings from health experts and economists about against easing restrictions too soon — not only to protect lives but also the economy — there is growing opposition against the social distancing measures. CNBC's Tom Chitty explains.