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The Financial Exchange is the only daily business and financial show in Boston and New England. Mike and Chuck tackle the top stories in the business and financial sector each day, while you updated on the trends in the US markets and the global economy. Plus, they'll talk to the biggest names in the industry for expert analysis.

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Fear of missing out on the stock market is normal

Elon Musk sues OpenAI and Sam Altman. Why now?

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong have their own theory as to why Elon Musk is really suing OpenAI and Sam Altman. How can Social Security be saved without cutting or privatizing benefits? NYCB flags weaknesses in loan oversight and appoints a new CEO. Do you need to sell your house? Better act quickly. Can homebuyers break up with their realtors?

Investors are growing impatient with large AI companies

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong discuss why the SEC is investigating OpenAI for supposedly misleading investors. Apple investors are growing impatient with the company's AI efforts. Google CEO tells employees that the Gemini AI mistake is unnacceptable. The FAA gives Boeing 90 days to develop a robust Quality-Control plan. Kellogg's CEO says struggling Americans should eat cereal for dinner.

How long is the fight against inflation going to take?

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong react to the release of the January PCE data, which showed an increase that was in line with expectations. How will the Fed feel about this most recent report? Tech layoffs keep coming, but headcounts aren't dropping. What gives? Why comparing 2024 to 1999 is a mistake. Bitcoin ETFs shake up the crypto market after bulldozing Wall Street. The US will investigate if Chinese 'connected' cars will pose a security risk.

Ask Todd: Just having a will isn't good enough

Todd Lutsky shares his expertise on estate planning by explaining why a will and a trust are not enough to appropriately plan for retirement. Aside from a will and a trust, what other legal documents should people know about. Todd also takes questions from listeners about their personal estate planning journey.

Is there an AI bubble? The answer isn't so simple.

Chuck Zodda and Marc Fandetti debate if we are in an AI bubble and if the nifty fifty provides any insight. Wendy's will NOT implement surge pricing as CEO causes and online stir by saying they will. Apple to wind down electric car effort after ten years. What's next for Apple and the automotive industry. US to limit sales of Americans' personal data to China and other adversaries. The number of 401(k) millionaires swells back toward record. Companies were big on CBD. Not anymore.

Goldman Sachs throws cold water on the possibility of a soft landing

Chuck Zodda and Marc Fandetti discuss the big bond steepener is flopping as the Fed delays rate cuts. Goldman Sachs CEO sees more uncertainty to soft-landing expectations. The Fed contrarian who saw the soft-landing coming. Todd Lutsky joins the show to share his expertise on retirement planning and what documents you should have aside from wills and trusts.

Could Bitcoin ETFs get a new rival?

Chuck Zodda and Marc Fandetti discuss the hot start Bitcoin ETFs have gotten off to, but could a rival be surfacing soon? Jamie Dimon is 'cautious about everything' as he sees risks to a soft landing. Consumers are tired of inflation. But some retailers fear falling prices. Warner Bros. Discovery halts merger talks with Paramount Global. Can Zoom's business boom again? Is it ever ok to schedule an 8AM meeting?

What are the two major obstacles for first time homebuyers?

Chuck Zodda and Marc Fandetti disucss the two major obstacles that are preventing younger generations from purchasing a first home? Housing costs are hot, but the data might be missing a cooling trend. The FTC sues to block the $25B merger between Kroger and Albertsons. Boeing's efforts to improve safety fall short accoding to the FAA. Hotel staff shortages threaten to push travel costs even higher. Macy's to close 150 stores in latest turnaround bid.

Social Security beneficiaries might be in for a big surprise this year

Chuck Zodda and Marc Fandetti discuss Social Security beneficiaries may owe more taxes on their benefits this year. Corey Adams, Robert Half - Regional Manager, joins the show to chat about employers hiring mistakes. Global house prices rebound as economists predict turning point. When high-yield savings accounts come with an asterisk. Looking for a lower credit card interest-rate? Good luck.