I'm a financial consultant who's spent his last 20-years working as an accountant closing corporate books of companies. I like to be aware of the important issues; and I like discussing the relevant business issues of the day. I'm primarily interested in studio and entertainment, retail, and web-based consumer news along with the “macro” economic issues like the state of the economy, unemployment, government effects on the business climate, and various other issues. I thoroughly enjoy talking about how the business world works, how businesses start and succeed, and I get an education nearly every day as I read what’s happening. I enjoy engaging in interesting conversations about the business issues confronting us, and towards that end, I have a blog (where my articles also appear) at http://businessnewshotsheet.blogspot.com/. So, please visit the blog, leave some comments, and tell me what interests you.
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June 15, 2013
Verizon Strikes $1 Billion Deal with NFL to Stream Games to Smartphones
The NFL held back broadcast rights for cell phone streaming in hopes of striking a deal with a wireless provider.
May 7, 2013
Blurring the Lines Between Television, Film, and Online Entertainment
Dreamworks hopes AwesomenessTV can feed their platforms for TV and Film; meanwhile, YouTube to start charging for some content
May 1, 2013
Short Films to Fit the Smartphone & Tablet World
In a world where letters and articles are now shortened to 140 characters, Movie Shorts are enjoying new Popularityin Film
July 20, 2012
Notice to Consumers: Merchandise Prices are Going Up
MasterCard & Visa purchases, as well as most online buying stands to get more expensive due to two new developments
June 4, 2012
Disney Raises SoCal Annual Pass Prices 30% - to Keep Locals “Out”
Disneyland increases annual passes 30% to keep local residents from visiting the parks to make room for higher-spending tourists
March 7, 2012
Universal Makes New Agreement with Redbox for DVDs
Universal maintains the 28-day “window,” going against Warner Bros. – who wants 56-daysin Film
February 17, 2012
Apple’s Size and Success are Actually Shifting the Average on the S&P 500
Because of Apple’s size and earnings, it’s single-handedly making S&P 500 and Tech sector results better.in Finance
January 24, 2012
Apple Launches Digital Textbooks, but Amazon May Enjoy the Boost
With Apple’s iPad at $500, will digital textbooks grow Apple’s sales, or those of Amazon’s "Kindle Fire?"
January 17, 2012
The Recent Ups and Downs of Netflix
Recent Developments with Netflix, and How They’re Trying to Move Forward with Studios who want a piece of their action.
December 20, 2011
NFL Signs $27.9 Billion Deal for 2014 – 2022
Broadcasters will pay 63% under the new contract to air NFL gamesin Football