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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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People don't know what a recession really is

Fed needs to cut interest rates sooner rather than later

Mike Armstrong and Marc Fandetti react to the May retail sales report that came in weaker than expected. Does the Fed need to cut rates sooner rather than later? Boeing CEO calls culture 'far from perfect' as a new whistleblower surfaces. '529' plans are getting a lot more flexible and useful this year. McDonald's to end AI drive-thru test with IBM.

Corporate Tax rates are taking center stage ahead of the election

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong discuss how much money is at stake if corporate taxes get lowered and where the US sits among developed nations on taxing corporations. Why didn't China's stimulus kick start the housing market? Should the DOJ prosecute Boeing over fatal crashes? How to manage retirement savings during a high interest rate cycle. Will Biden reopen the US gas stockpile? Why is congress unable to solve the Social Security mess?

Could some relief be on the way for home buyers?

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong discuss why the Fed can take time taming inflation. Why are big bond rally is promising help for home buyers. Why condos are seeing a big spike in insurance costs. What did Wells Fargo do to cost itself over $10M per month? Pixar strikes big at the box office with 'Inside Out 2.'

Is recession worse than inflation?

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong discuss how expensive it is to insure EVs. Boeing investigates quality issue on undelivered 787s. Is recession worse than inflation? Hurricane season begins with a deluge in Florida. Are insurers ready? Can crypto stave off a US debt crisis? Paul LaMonica joins the show to chat about Nvidia's stock split and the potential for extending the rally.

Why is the stock market rising without rate cuts?

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong react to the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey that came in much lower than expected. Why the stock market has risen even with no rate cuts. Elon Musk's pay victory removes cloud at Tesla, but fresh legal fight looms. Don't just set it and forget it when it comes to your money goals.

Hidden costs of homeownership continue to climb

On the second hour of today's show, Chuck and Mike discuss the latest news out of Tesla regarding CEO Elon Musk's pay package on the verge of being approved by shareholders. Plus, Jeff Ostrowski of Bankrate joins the guys to recap their latest survey about how the hidden costs of homeownership have risen 26% since 2020. An update on the peculiar minimum-wage law is faring in California and impacting its fast-food restaurants. And of course, stack roulette.

Is the labor market finally cooling off?

Chuck Zodda and Mike Armstrong react to the Fed's comments about a possible lone rate cut coming this year. PPI data shows wholesale prices unexpectedly dropping in May. US jobless claims rise to highest level in 9 months. Bond market splits from Fed again by betting on 2024 rate cuts. The era of higher savings and bond rates is still going. How can you take advantage? Market volatility is making a comeback?

Ask Todd: Important factors to consider when choosing an irrevocable trust

Todd Lutsky, Cushing & Dolan, explains what factors go in to making a decision on creating an irrevocable trust. What are the downsides of using an irrevocable trust? How do you know if you need one trust or two? How to plan for estate taxes and a possible nursing home stay?

Gen Z is learning a hard lesson about the job market

Chuck Zodda and Paul Lane explain why Gen Z is in for a rude awakening as they enter the labor force. European carmakers are concerned about the new tariffs against China. US home-purchase applications rise for the first time in five weeks. Will oil levels be able to keep up with peak demand? Biden and Trump both want to extend tax cuts for Americans. Can the country afford it?