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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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Why is the Fed ignoring historical data?

Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti discuss rising bond yields, interest-rate worries drag stocks lower. US 10-Year jumps above key 4.5% level in post-fed bond rout. When rates drop, they usually plunge. The Fed thinks differently. UAW targets 38 more facilities at GM and Stellantis for expanded strikes, but skips Ford. What is the biggest threat to the US economy? Biden has a plan B for student-loan forgiveness. Amazon's new challenge: Bargain retailers that are playing a different game.

What is getting in the way of a soft landing?

Mike Armstrong and Paul Lane discuss the Fed's dream of a soft landing is facing a triple threat from the UAW strike, government shutdown, and restart of student-loan payments. Michael Santoli, CNBC, joins the show to chat about the biggest threat to economic growth in 2024. The rise of surge pricing 'it will eventually be everywhere'. Amazon makes Alexa chattier and more capable using generative AI. Parents are hiring motherly concierge services for their college students. McDonald's sued for 'severe burns' from spilled coffee, again.

Markets react poorly to the recent Fed rate decision

Mike Armstrong and Paul Lane react to the news that the Fed is holding rates steady and pencils in one more rate hike. Higher interest rates not just for longer, but maybe forever. Bank of England holds rates for first time in nearly two years, National Grid to drop electric rates for upcoming winter season. Have Boston companies returned to the office? Klaviyo shares soar in debut, pointing to IPO resurgence.

Ask Todd: Don't apply for Medicaid alone

Todd Lutsky, Cushing and Dolan, drops by for his weekly segment, 'Ask Todd'. Todd details what you need to know about setting up an emergency trust, tax implications for using money in a trust, limitations for non-trustees, and applying for Medicaid.

American Labor's real problem: It isn't productive enough

Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss inflation or recession? CEOs will decide next month. American labor's real problem is it isn't productive enough. Dan Griggs, Oceanfirst Bank Boston Regional President, joins the show to chat about economic growth in the Greater Boston area. Amazon and Taget adding thousands of workers a head of holiday season. America's biggest landlords can't find houses to buy either. Disney to invest $60B in theme parks and cruises over the next decade. Fed-up consumers are increasingly going after food companies for misleading claims. Max streaming service unveils $9.99-a-month sports tier with NBA and MLB games.

The Fed's next challenge: $100 Oil

Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss the Fed's decision coming later today and what the Fed is looking at when making its decision. The Fed's next challenge: $100 Oil. White House warns of long lines at airports, other delays if the government is shut down. Todd Lutsky drops by for Ask Todd. Lutsky discusses the tax implications of using money is a trust, and what limitations do non-trustees have over a trust.

UAW strike collides with Biden's manufacturing agenda

Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss the UAW strike colliding with Biden's manufacturing agenda. Why so many people are paying to get their paychecks. Pay transparency is now in a majority of US job postings - with more growth to come. Fuel prices are soaring. Who is feeling the pinch? Americans plan to keep cutting back on spending through the holidays. Amazon searches for next big hit. Microsoft eyes Apple's spot as world's largest stock.

Does the market think inflation is under control?

Paul Lane and Marc Fandetti discuss the Fed isn't getting the economy it expected. Does the market think inflation is under control? Instacart prices IPO at $30 per share, at top end of expectations. Greater Boston home prices continue to soar. U.S. national debt tops $33T for the first time. The big employer still adding jobs and boosting pay: The Government.

Tesla and Saudi Arabia in early talks on EV factories? Not so fast!

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong discuss Tesla and Saudi Arabia in early talks for EV factory. Elon Musk immediately tweets the story is utterly false. Little progress is made between UAW and Detroit automakers. The U.S. lost 4.1 million days of work last month to strikes. The biggest downside to 529 plans is about to go away. Now they're a 'no-brainer', an expert says. San Francisco office market shows signs of life. Prime Time TV will look very different this fall.