Will AI be the dot-com bubble all over again?
Apr 18, 2024

Will AI be the dot-com bubble all over again?

Wall Street loves artificial intelligence companies, but has the romance gone too far, too soon? Plus, regional banks are vulnerable to the state of commercial real estate.

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Smaller banks reveal ripple effects of commercial real estate woes

Apr 18, 2024
Some types of CRE are hurting more than others. A steep downturn could cause pain to regional banks as well as property owners.
Small, local banks might have up to 50% of their portfolios in CRE, says Suri Sharma of  Morningstar. But some subsectors of the field, like industrial property, are strong.
Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Some small businesses are squeezed between rising costs and customers with other options

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For restaurants and retailers in particular, it can lead to something the Federal Reserve's Beige Book calls "lumpy" pricing.
Restaurants and retailers don’t necessarily have to raise prices to protect their profit margins, says Adrienne Slack at the Atlanta Fed. They can also save money by cutting back.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

What can the dot-com bubble teach us about the future of AI?

Apr 18, 2024
In the 1990s, Wall Street was very enthusiastic about the internet — and lost a ton of money because of that enthusiasm.
The burgeoning field of artificial intelligence is often compared to the birth of the internet in the 1990s, when many tech companies did too much too quickly and collapsed.
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As drive-thrus get bigger, some cities aren't lovin' it

Apr 18, 2024
The rise of online ordering drives restaurant chains to build more drive-thrus, but traffic and walkability concerns have led to bans.
Cars swarm the drive-thrus at a CosMc's in Bolingbrook, Illinois. The brand, owned by McDonald's, only serves customers in drive-thru lanes.
Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

Netflix looks to drive growth with games after boost from password crackdown

Apr 18, 2024
Netflix has bought game studios and made other investments, but it's playing at a "high-stakes table" with deep-pocketed competitors.
Netflix’s booth at the Gamescom video game fair in Cologne, Germany, last year. It's putting capital into its video game operation, but faces high-powered rivals.
Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

In the wake of strikes and peak TV, Hollywood’s workforce is shifting away from LA and New York

Apr 18, 2024
States are making tax-break offers that producers can't refuse.
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Music from the episode

"Becoming a Tree" Richard Houghten
"Things I Do" Andy Shauf
"Nada" Mellah
"TV Queen" Wild Nothing

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer