Business & Economics


New! Why Ships Crash 54 min.

When the bow of the colossal Ever Given container ship plowed into the sandbank of the Suez Canal on March 23, 2021, international supply chains ground to a halt. The program follows the investigation into the cause of the crash and looks at other recent incidents to ask how such costly disasters might be prevented in the future.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Icahn: The Restless Billionaire 102 min.

This documentary, directed by Bruce David Klein, explores the fascinating contradictions at the heart of the famed financier, Carl Icahn. Amassing close to $20 billion dollars over the last half century and at the forefront of some of the most legendary business deals of our times, Icahn, often referred to as the “Lone Wolf of Wall Street,” is a feared negotiator and master strategist in the art o...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Gambling is Changing American Institutions—Bloomberg QuickTakes 5 min.

More than 100 million Americans now live in places where they can legally wager on the Super Bowl. Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Gaming Analyst Brian Egger discusses the shifting landscape for American investors making bets on more than just equities and indexes.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Amazon Is Good for Small Business: A Debate 59 min.

Since its founding in 1994 as an online book dealer, Amazon has expanded to become the biggest internet-based company in the world. In 2020, its revenue exceeded $368 billion and its market capitalization surpassed $1 trillion. As the "everything store," Amazon sells countless products from millions of vendors. In 2021 alone, more than 1.9 million small and medium-sized businesses used the platfor...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve 57 min.

Marriner Eccles was one of the premier economic thinkers of his time. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, Marriner was integral to the economic policies of the 1930s and ‘40s; he was a staunch advocate for the independence of the nation’s central bank, and a voice of the New Deal.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Bitcoin's Future?—Bloomberg QuickTakes 2 min.

Bitcoin has taken off in recent years, but the cryptocurrency remains volatile. Where is Bitcoin headed next?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Merits and Pitfalls of a $15 Minimum Wage—Bloomberg QuickTakes 3 min.

President Biden is calling for a raise of the federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, but critics say it could cost the country millions of jobs. Is raising the minimum wage nationwide good for workers and the U.S. economy?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Power of TikTok Shown to Boost Sales—Bloomberg QuickTakes 3 min.

TikTok has been an enigma for many big U.S. brands since its popularity recently surged. But that’s quickly changing, creating a push for firms to build a presence on the booming social-media platform or risk getting left behind.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Why Economists don't Care about the Debt—Bloomberg QuickTakes 5 min.

There's been a sharp turn in thinking about how much the size of the national debt actually matters, and economists are abandoning the debt-to-GDP (gross domestic product) ratio as the key measure of fiscal sustainability and the long-term burden of debt on society. Instead they've turned to another metric—the size of interest payments on federal debt relative to GDP—to make the case for much high...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Safety and the Conscious Mind 18 min.

This series focuses on how our level of awareness can impact our work and safety at work. Showing the dangers of "going through the motions", the series also offers helpful tips and strategies for increasing our awareness to behave more consciously and safely.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021