Nine Secrets I Never Knew About Airports Until I Worked at LAX

Snakes in Pringles cans? Security checks for a robot with a passport? As Brandon Presser reports for Bloomberg, that and more has happened at LAX, America’s busiest airport of origin.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Nov 22, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,592 words)

YouTube Executives Ignored Warnings, Letting Toxic Videos Run Rampant

Why confront rot when you can monetize the rot instead?

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Apr 2, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,723 words)

There Aren’t Enough Slaughterhouses to Support the Farm-to-Table Economy

The phrase “too much pork for just one fork” takes on new meaning in light of this supply-chain problem. (Note: the fork is the slaughterhouse in this metaphor.)

 

Source: Bloomberg
Published: May 23, 2017
Length: 8 minutes (2,200 words)

I’m Renting a Dog?

Can purebreds on leases democratize credit? The Nevadan behind Wags Lending thinks so.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Mar 1, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,471 words)

Inside Trump Tower

If you want to know how Trump will run America, look inside his beloved Trump Tower, home to ex-cons, millionaires and celebrities, all perched high above New York City in ten fewer stories than Trump wants you to believe.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Oct 25, 2016
Length: 9 minutes (2,326 words)

Solving Climate Change With Beer From Patagonia’s Food Startup

The founder of the outdoor apparel company talks about its line of food, Patagonia Provisions, and their vision of sustainable, regenerative agriculture using a new food crop and wild grain called Kernza.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Oct 3, 2016
Length: 18 minutes (4,630 words)

Wall Street’s Straight Man in Washington

Representative Scott Garrett (who chairs a powerful finance-related subcommittee) has been the recipient of more Wall Street money than almost any other member of the House. But now his strong antigay views are dividing his Wall Street supporters, and possibly threatening his reelection.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Jan 13, 2016
Length: 14 minutes (3,588 words)

Renegades of Junk

A look at the epic rise and calamitous fall of the Drexel empire, as told by the people who lived through Michael Milken’s Wall Street saga.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Apr 1, 2015
Length: 16 minutes (4,040 words)

The Billionaires at Burning Man

What happens when tech billionaires start bringing their private planes, chefs and staff to Burning Man? It’s not exactly class warfare, but it certainly raises larger questions about how a festival devoted to “radical inclusion” can adapt.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Feb 5, 2015
Length: 11 minutes (2,879 words)

A Target and a Threat: What It’s Like to Be a Black Cop in America

A profile of Officer Darren Sims, a rookie cop in San Bernardino, California.

Source: Bloomberg
Published: Feb 3, 2015
Length: 7 minutes (1,924 words)