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McDonald’s Replaces CEO Thompson With Lieutenant

Jan. 29 -- McDonald’s will replace CEO Don Thompson with one of his top lieutenants following the company’s worst U.S. sales slump in more than a decade. Bloomberg’s Betty Liu reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Alibaba Profit Misses Estimates

Jan. 29 -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. posted profit that missed analysts’ estimates as China’s biggest e-commerce operator paid higher taxes and financing fees while spending more on developing applications. Bloomberg’s Brendan Greeley reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Tsipras: Won’t Be Clash or Kowtowing With Creditors

Jan. 29 -- Greek bank stocks rebounded as the government moved to contain the fallout from pledges made by its ministers, seeking to downplay the prospect of an imminent clash with creditors. Bloomberg’s Michael McKee reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Spongebob: Who Lives in a Pineapple on Your TV?

Jan. 29 -- In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley displays the growth of telecasts for the carton Spongebob Squarepants since its debut in 1999. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Luxury

On a Roll: Rolls-Royce Sees Best Year Ever in 2014

Jan. 28 -- Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is on a sales pace it has never seen in its 111-year history. The luxury carmaker had its best year ever in 2014 selling more than 4,000 cars. Bloomberg's Pimm Fox recently sat down with Eric Shepherd, president of Rolls-Royce Motors Cars North America, and found out how its loyal drivers have propelled it to new heights.

Can Apple Build Growth on Record $18B Profits?

Jan. 28 -- Daniel Gleeson, senior mobile analyst at IHS, talks with Francine Lacqua about growth prospects for Apple after the company saw record profit of $18 billion in the fiscal first quarter. He speaks on “The Pulse.”

China Is Driving Future Growth of Luxury: Rambourg

Jan. 28 -- HSBC Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Consumer and Retail Equity Research Erwan Rambourg discusses the Chinese consumer and their buying power in the luxury sector with Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on “On The Move.”

The First Caravaggio Painting Up for Auction in 39 Years

Jan. 26 -- It's been almost 40 years since a Caravaggio painting has come up for auction. That specific painting is now scheduled for the Christie's Old Masters Sale on Wednesday, January 28th. "The Boy Peeling Fruit" carries an estimate of $3-$5 million, considerably more than the sub $10,000 price the last time it came to market in 1976. Christie's Old Master Paintings Specialist Alexis Ashot explained why Caravaggio paintings are so rare on "Taking Stock."

Bloomberg Surveillance

McDonald’s Replaces CEO Thompson With Lieutenant

Jan. 29 -- McDonald’s will replace CEO Don Thompson with one of his top lieutenants following the company’s worst U.S. sales slump in more than a decade. Bloomberg’s Betty Liu reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Alibaba Profit Misses Estimates

Jan. 29 -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. posted profit that missed analysts’ estimates as China’s biggest e-commerce operator paid higher taxes and financing fees while spending more on developing applications. Bloomberg’s Brendan Greeley reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Tsipras: Won’t Be Clash or Kowtowing With Creditors

Jan. 29 -- Greek bank stocks rebounded as the government moved to contain the fallout from pledges made by its ministers, seeking to downplay the prospect of an imminent clash with creditors. Bloomberg’s Michael McKee reports on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Spongebob: Who Lives in a Pineapple on Your TV?

Jan. 29 -- In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley displays the growth of telecasts for the carton Spongebob Squarepants since its debut in 1999. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Bloomberg West

Facebook's Earnings Beat: Bloomberg West (01/28)

Jan. 28 -- Full episode of "Bloomberg West." Guests: Wealthfront's Ali Rosenthal, Techonomy CEO David Kirkpatrick, Morningstar's RJ Hottovy, HomeAway co-founder Carl Shepherd, NFL Chief Information Officer Michelle McKenna-Doyle, Interana CEO Ann Johnson and Mesa Resource Development and Marketing Director Julian Martinez.

Facebook's Mobile Numbers Are Remarkable: Rosenthal

Jan. 28 -- David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy CEO and a Bloomberg contributing editor, and Wealthfront's Ali Rosenthal, a former Facebook executive, discuss Facebook's earnings and mobile growth strategy with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West."

The Hurdles Facing McDonald's New Management Team

Jan. 28 -- Morningstar's RJ Hottovy and Bloomberg Businessweek's Susan Berfield discuss McDonald's plan to replace CEO Don Thompson with one of his top lieutenants following the company’s worst U.S. sales slump in more than a decade. They speak with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West."

Marriott’s Bid to Block Wi-Fi Gets Criticism at FCC

Jan. 28 -- Marriott International’s request to block hotel guests’ use of personal Wi-Fi drew criticism today from two U.S. regulators, including the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Bloomberg’s Phil Mattingly reports on “BWest Byte” on “Bloomberg West.”

Billionaires

Billionaire Vinod Khosla to Surfers: Not in My Backyard

Jan. 23 -- California may use powers never employed in its 77-year history, seizing private land for public use to end a battle between surfers and billionaire venture-capital investor Vinod Khosla, who has been locking a gate at his beach property along California’s Pacific Coast. Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin reports on “Taking Stock.”

Billionaires Do Davos: What They're Talking About

Jan. 21 -- Bloomberg’s Matthew G. Miller rpeorts on the discussions billionaires are having at World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Miller speaks on “Market Makers.”

What Keeps Billionaires Up at Night?

Jan. 21 -- In an exclusive poll, Bloomberg Billionaires wanted to know what the 1% are most concerned about in 2015. The answer: low interest rates and terrorism. Bloomberg's Matt Miller reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Richest 1% Will Dominate Wealth Next Year: Oxfam

Jan. 20 -- The richest 1 percent are about to control a majority of the world’s wealth. That’s according to anti-poverty charity Oxfam, which said the slice of global wealth held by the world’s most affluent reached 48 percent last year, up from 44 percent in 2009. Bloomberg's Yvonne Man has more on "First Up."