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‘On the precipice of being a real business’: NBCU’s Oxygen wants to make money from podcasts

NBCUniversal’s Oxygen Media has been in the podcasting business for two years, but this is the year that the cable network hopes that business becomes a real source of revenue.

Since its debut in January 2017, episodes of Oxygen’s flagship podcast, “Martinis Murder” — a weekly talk show focused on true crime stories — have been downloaded more than 8 million times, according to Lisa Hsia, evp of digital for Bravo, Oxygen and Universal Kids Media. However, with the exception of one-off series tied to its TV programming, “Martinis Murder” remains Oxygen’s sole regular podcast show because the company is still waiting to see whether podcasting can generate meaningful revenue before it looks to add more shows and enter the podcast network business, Hsia said.

Read more at: https://digiday.com/media/nbcus-oxygen-boosts-podcast-promotion-hopes-turning-real-business/

Sisters furloughed by shutdown start cheesecake business to make extra


Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright are two very busy sisters in Maryland who aren’t letting the government shutdown get them down.


“When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. The government gave us a furlough, so we’re making cheesecakes!”

That catchy slogan is front and center on the website for their new, tasty business: The Furlough Cheesecake. The sisters have spent the last week launching their new venture after being furloughed from their federal jobs. Howard works for the FDA. Wright works with the DOJ. Both sisters won’t be getting their regular paychecks this Friday. 

They’re two of the roughly 800,000 other federal employees affected by the shutdown.  Each are the  breadwinners for their families and with bills sitting on the counter needing to be paid, they knew they had to do something.

“We just decided that we’re not going

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Roush Review: TV Business as Usual in ‘New Amsterdam,’ ‘FBI’

Longtime fans of hospital TV dramas will remember NBC’s St. Elsewhere, which introduced us to Denzel Washington (among other rising stars) in the 1980s. The old-school New Amsterdam, the network’s latest entry in the genre’s swollen ranks, looks unlikely to achieve the status of that classic, let alone standard-bearer ER, because it’s too busy falling under the spell of a Dr. Do-Good who might as well call himself Saint Everywhere.

Late of The Blacklist, Ryan Eggold jogs onto the scene as Dr. Max Goodwin, newly anointed medical director of a public New York City hospital modeled after Bellevue. He’s a disarmingly disruptive knight in scrubs, who arrives at “The ’Dam”—yes, that’s the annoying shorthand locals use—with a mission to shake things up and make doctors get excited about being doctors again. Yay, team!

'New Amsterdam' Is a 'Hopeful' Medical Drama, Says Creator David Schulner

‘New Amsterdam’

Read more at: https://www.tvinsider.com/718251/matt-roush-review-new-amsterdam-fbi/

Baker Responds After Gay Couple Pens Post On Her Refusing To Make Wedding Cake: ‘Our Business Is God’s Business’

As LGBTQ rights are debated accross the country, a story of a religious baker refusing to serve a gay couple has garnered national attention.

Now, the baker at the center of the story has responded to the attention, doubling down on her bigoted convictions.

Sam Salazaar shared his experience with Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, California, on Facebook, prompting investigation into the situation from reporters:

Salazaar says he was turned away by the cake shop due to the owners’ Christian beliefs.

Owner Cathy Miller has since responded to the post: “Our family are Christians. We love everyone. God created everyone…There are certain things that violate my conscience and my conscience will not allow me to participate in things that I feel are wrong. Our business is God’s business. We work for him … Participating in a celebration of a same-sex marriage goes against my conscience. I shouldn’t be picked on because of my

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/baker-responds-after-gay-couple-pens-post-on-her-refusing-to-make-wedding-cake-our-business-is

Business Executive Steals $5.8M From Company To Fund Escort Girlfriend’s Absurd Requests

Federal prosecutors have obtained a grand jury indictment against Scott Kennedy and his escort Crystal Lundberg after it was discovered the two spent $5.8 million from a suburban drug-delivery company to fund their opulent lifestyle, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Kennedy and Lundberg met through Backpage.com, an escorting site, while Kennedy was working at Nemera in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Kennedy gave Lundberg access to company credit cards in 2015 after she asked for help in buying her children Christmas presents.

In 2016, the couple’s charges had already amounted to millions. Kennedy was fired when the company discovered his spending.

“Earlier this year, we became aware of possible improper financial activity by Scott Kennedy, the financial controller at our Buffalo Grove plant, and began an immediate internal investigation,” said Nemera in a statement. “This included the hiring of an independent accounting firm and outside counsel to lead the review. Based on

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What is Small Business Saturday?

Every year, the Saturday after Black Friday becomes a day to support small business in the form of Small Business Saturday.

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But what exactly is the function of the day? Here are a few facts:

Small Business Saturday began in 2010

According to the American Express website, Small Business Saturday was started by the financial company in 2010. The first Small Business Saturday was Nov. 27 of that year. In 2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously made the day official. The day celebrates small businesses and encourages supporting them and

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