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Google Picks 20 Finalists for Annual Science Fair

Today’s "BWest Byte" is 20, for the number of students between the ages of 13 and 18 who were selected as finalists for the fifth annual Google Science Fair. Bloomberg's Emily Chang reports on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

The Machine Behind Stephen Hawking's Voice

Bioengineering the Senses: A closer look at tech on the frontiers of medical science. Today we look at the machine behind physicist Stephen Hawking -- and how smartphone technology is helping him communicate. (Source: Bloomberg)

Your Health

Humana Deal Gives Aetna Strength in Retail Market: CEO

Mark Bertolini, chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna Inc., talks about Aetna's agreement to purchase of Humana Inc., consolidation among U.S. health insurers and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the industry. He speaks with Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Oil Markets

European Shares Rise After Earnings as Bonds Drop on Fed Outlook

European stocks rose with U.S. equity-index futures, boosted by earnings that exceeded analyst estimates. Speculation the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates as soon as next month sent the dollar to a four-month high and pushed government bonds lower.