You may have heard this term in the aftermath of the real estate bubble. So what is an underwater mortgage? CNBC explains.
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.
For anyone who has computed taxes, “tax brackets” are a familiar term -- but how they work can be complicated. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy breaks down and explains the U.S. income tax schedule.
About $1.7 trillion is invested in variable annuities, yet most investors don't know how to value their holdings and evaluate fees and tax advantages.
As Pope Francis assumes leadership of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, he's got his work cut out for him on many fronts.
Paul Volcker was Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Reagan and Carter. But his name is becoming more well-known for a part of the Dodd–Frank reform bill. It's called the Volcker rule, and CNBC explains.
So what is an American ship? The simple answer is a ship flying the U.S. flag. But it can get a little more complicated given economics and law.
The flooding in South Carolina has been referred to as a once-in-a-1,000-year rain. It may sound like hyperbole, but it's actual science.
If a company or individual gets what's called a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission, they won't be very happy to say the least. But who might get one and what do the signify? CNBC explains.
Today's a witching day. It may sound ominous, but it's really just the alignment of some important time periods for the markets. CNBC explains ....
The Japanese yen hit a seven-month high on Monday, as the dollar hit a seven-month low. Is there a new currency king in the markets?
You'll be surprised at what the correlation has been between the high-yield bond market and the overall stock market.
For the Federal Reserve, voting to hike interest rates is really the easy part.
The selloff in the high-yield bond market has scared retail investors. Here's what experts say is going on.