When is the CNBC Republican debate?

The remaining Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination will go at it again on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the CNBC Republican debate. Subtitled “Your Money, Your Vote,” the two-part debate will focus on economic issues, including job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of the national economy. The debate will be held at the Univeristy of Colorado – Boulder, and will be moderated by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood. The moderators will be joined during the debate by CNBC experts including Rick Santelli, Sharon Epperson and Jim Cramer, who will question the candidates on major … Continue reading →

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CNBC Ramps Up Original Video Slate To Grow Views, Revenue

CNBC plans to take online video more seriously in the coming months. The business news network owned by NBCUniversal is introducing more original video content to grow its online viewership and digital ad revenue.

On March 12, 2015, CNBC released a new episode of Speakeasy with John Harwood, in which the network’s titular chief Washington correspondent and show host interviews 2016 Republican presidential contender Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana. CNBC also premiered the Retire Well with Sharon Epperson series, featuring the cabler’s senior personal finance journalist.

The new content is all a part of CNBC’s goal to capitalize on its burgeoning online video efforts. According to Variety, the news network’s current video strategy involves a staff of 20 dedicated video employees who post about 200 videos a day. Roughly 50 of those clips per week are original content, a number CNBC is aiming to improve.

CNBC’s current online video plan has started to pay off,
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Inside Aretha Franklin’s Intimate 70th Birthday Bash

Inside Aretha Franklin’s Intimate 70th Birthday Bash
Christopher John Farley Aretha Franklin with academic Michael Eric Dyson, who somehow had a better seat than us.

Speakeasy was thrilled to receive an invitation to Aretha Franklin’s 70th birthday party, but our happiness over being included was quickly supplanted by a more melancholy thought. Why in the world had Bob Dylan not invited us to his 70th birthday bash last year?

Still, you can’t really do better than getting a call to join an exclusive celebration for the Queen of Soul,
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