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Would you trust AI for financial advice?
Aug 10, 2023

Would you trust AI for financial advice?

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Some people ask artificial intelligence for gardening tips, others ask what to do with their life savings. We look into where the technology stands. Then we hear from three real estate agents about the state of homebuying.

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Is shelter inflation data the most timely measure of housing costs?

Aug 10, 2023
As some CPI data lags, economists consider new rental data to better understand where housing costs are now.
While shelter inflation is still at 7.7% year-on-year, economists are incorporating new, more timely data into their forecasts that shows a cooling of housing prices.
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Uptick in gas prices could threaten consumers' confidence

Aug 10, 2023
Inflation at the pump is in the pipeline for August. It would likely show up right before the Fed’s September interest rate meeting.
The recent uptick in gas prices can largely be attributed to intense heat in oil refining areas.
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By 2050, demographic shifts could mean a very different global economy

Aug 10, 2023
Today, nearly a third of Japan's population is over the age of 65. Compared to how much wealthy nations' populations will age in the coming decades though, Japan "is only the tip of the iceberg" says New York Times journalist Lauren Leatherby.
Wealthy economies like those in Europe and East Asia are going to be facing a much smaller working-age population within the next few decades.
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How rideshare drivers feel about robot competition

Aug 10, 2023
Among other issues, how does a driverless car deal with drunk passengers?
Waymo autonomous vehicles in a San Francisco parking lot. California will decide whether the company can expand operations in the city.
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What's AI gonna do with your money?

Aug 10, 2023
Many of the ChatGPT plugins or other financial AI tools seem designed to make advisers' jobs easier, not replace them. At least for now.
“I think we will get to the point where AI is saying you should invest in 'X,'” said Sarah Hoffman at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology.
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Checking in on the path of pandemic homebuying

Aug 10, 2023
Three real estate agents explain how their communities have changed.
The flow of out-of-state buyers into rural communities has not stopped, according to one Montana real estate agent.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer