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NXP Buys Freescale, Biggest Semiconductor Deal in 9 Years

March 2 -- NXP Semiconductors NV’s shareholders are so enthused by the company’s plans to make its biggest purchase yet, they’re pushing the stock to a bigger gain than the target. Bloomberg’s Ian King reports on today’s “BWest Byte” on “Bloomberg West.”

Why Cardinal Health Decided to Buy J&J’s Cordis Unit

March 2 -- Cardinal Health Inc. agreed to buy Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis business for $1.94 billion in cash, bulking up the medical distributor’s device-making capabilities. Cardinal Health CEO George Barret discusses the acquisition on “Bloomberg West.”

Is There Tension Between Facebook and Telecom Operators?

March 2 -- Millicom Senior Executive Vice President Mario Zanotti discusses the company’s work with Facebook to connect consumers to the internet. He speaks from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on “Bloomberg West.”

At $20B Airbnb Would Join Most High Valued Tech Companies

March 2 -- Airbnb is raising money from investors in a financing round that would value the room-sharing service at $20 billion or more, people with knowledge of the deal said. Bloomberg’s Serena Saitto reports on “Bloomberg West.”

Google Unveils U.S. Wireless Service Plan

March 2 -- Bloomberg’s Brad Stone summarizes the interview he had with Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai. Stone speaks from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on “Bloomberg West.”

Luxury

Build a Brand, Not Just a Car: Zenvo Survival Plan

Feb. 27 -- Zenvo, a supercar manufacturer from Denmark, have built the 1104 horsepower $952,000 ST1. But they want to do more than build a light, fast car, they want to build a brand that can survive in a market renowned for failure. (Corrects the price of the car to $952,000)

Test Driving Bentley's Continental GT Speed Convertible

Feb. 27 -- With its sleek, strong body and best-in-class performance the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible will cost you. At $267,000 the car is complete with high-end features like neck warmers. Bloomberg's Hannah Elliott drives the powerful sportscar to beautiful Lyndhurst Castle to see if its really worth its six-figure price-tag. (Video by Zach Goldstein, Ryo Ikegami, Alyssa Zahler)

Hyper-Luxury Brands Woo 1% to Pace Car Sales Recovery

Feb. 26 -- The strength of auto sales in the wake of the financial crisis has been led by ultra-premium luxury brands, with registration for vehicles priced at more than $100,000 surging 154 percent in the past five years. Bloomberg’s Matt Miller reports on “In The Loop.”

Bloomberg Surveillance

Speaker John Boehner’s Tenuous Hold on the House

March 2 -- On today's "The Agenda," Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Brendan Greeley, and Olivia Sterns look at the trending news stories of the day with author and journalist Masha Gessen. They speak on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Is U.S. Wage Growth Finally Here?

March 2 -- RBC Capital Markets Chief U.S. Economist Tom Porcelli discusses U.S. wages and the labor market on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Bloomberg West

NXP Buys Freescale, Biggest Semiconductor Deal in 9 Years

March 2 -- NXP Semiconductors NV’s shareholders are so enthused by the company’s plans to make its biggest purchase yet, they’re pushing the stock to a bigger gain than the target. Bloomberg’s Ian King reports on today’s “BWest Byte” on “Bloomberg West.”

Why Cardinal Health Decided to Buy J&J’s Cordis Unit

March 2 -- Cardinal Health Inc. agreed to buy Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis business for $1.94 billion in cash, bulking up the medical distributor’s device-making capabilities. Cardinal Health CEO George Barret discusses the acquisition on “Bloomberg West.”

Is There Tension Between Facebook and Telecom Operators?

March 2 -- Millicom Senior Executive Vice President Mario Zanotti discusses the company’s work with Facebook to connect consumers to the internet. He speaks from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on “Bloomberg West.”

At $20B Airbnb Would Join Most High Valued Tech Companies

March 2 -- Airbnb is raising money from investors in a financing round that would value the room-sharing service at $20 billion or more, people with knowledge of the deal said. Bloomberg’s Serena Saitto reports on “Bloomberg West.”

Billionaires

What to Expect from Hutchison Whampoa Earnings

Feb. 26 -- GEO Securities CEO Francis Lun discusses billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s businesses, two of which release earnings later today and Hong Kong’s Budget. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on “Trending Business.”

Why China Is Churning Out Billionaires

Feb. 17 -- China’s world-best stock market rally made January the busiest month for IPOs in a year. It also created a bundle of new billionaires. Bloomberg Asian billionaires reporter Sterling Wong reports on "First Up."

From Rocket Launch to Earnings: Elon Musk's Big Day

Feb. 12 -- A big hour for one of the biggest names in technology. After releasing earnings earlier today, billionaire Elon Musk launched an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket into space carrying a U.S. research satellite. Bloomberg's Libby McGowan and Eric Roston report on "Bloomberg West."

With All Due Respect

Rick Santorum’s Plan to Combat Islamic State

Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday. He joined Mark Halperin and Phil Mattingly after the speech on “With All Due Respect” to discuss foreign policy.