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'Big Bang Theory' Stars Launch Scholarship Fund

Today’s "BWest Byte" is $4 million, for the UCLA scholarship fund launched by the cast, producers and sponsors of "The Big Bang Theory." Bloomberg Businessweek's Brad Stone reports on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

The Growing Clout of the Selfie Generation

Niche co-founder Rob Fishman and Canaan Partners' Maha Ibrahim discuss the growing clout of Internet celebrities with Bloomberg Businessweek's Brad Stone on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Tech, Financials to Be Rediscovered in 2-3 Years: Lee

Thomas Lee, co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, talks about the performance of the U.S. stock market, investment strategy and the outlook for equities, oil prices and inflation. He speaks with Alix Steel on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Week in Review: U.S. GDP Shrinks 0.7% in 1Q

Another setback for the U.S. economy as the GDP figure for the first quarter is revised, showing contraction. So how did the rest of the week shore up? Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal reports on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Humana Soars as Possible Sale Explored

Humana shares were up after the health insurer was said to be approached by Cigna Corp. about a potential deal. Bloomberg’s Ed Hammond reports on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Silk Road's 'Dread Pirate Roberts' Gets Life Sentence

The man known as the Dread Pirate Roberts was sentenced to life in prison for running a $214 million online drug bazaar called Silk Road, despite pleas for leniency by the 31-year-old, his friends and family, some of whom ascribed his creation of the website to simple naivete. Bloomberg's Julie Hyman reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Luxury

Tesla's Push to Sell Cars to Texans Gets the Boot

Elon Musk has been shut out of the Lone Star state again. For the second time in two years, Tesla Motors is walking away in defeat from Texas after failing to convince lawmakers that it should be allowed to sell its $100,000 electric cars in the state. Bloomberg's Cory Johnson reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

Top 10 Luxury Brand Value Falls 6% to $105B

In today’s “Brandstanding” segment, Millward Brown Hong Kong and Taiwan Managing Director Rupam Borthakur discusses the value of luxury brands, brand sponsorships and the future of the sector. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on “Trending Business.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Bloomberg Surveillance

When Will Inflation Return?

Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Brendan Greeley and Vonnie Quinn look at the Twitter question of the day. Gluskin Sheff & Associates Chief Economist and Strategist David Rosenberg also speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Inflation Is Coming Back 'Now': David Rosenberg

Gluskin Sheff & Associates Chief Economist and Strategist David Rosenberg discusses the risks of inflation and the U.S. labor market. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Why Winning Doesn't Matter in the NHL

Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker reports on NHL's Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock leaving to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs. Schatzker speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Canada Needs $70 to $80 Dollar Oil Minimum: Levine

Portfolio Management Managing Director Norman Levine discusses Canada's connection to oil. Gluskin Sheff & Associates Chief Economist and Strategist David Rosenberg also speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

JPMorgan May Fire Thousands

Gluskin Sheff & Associates Chief Economist and Strategist David Rosenberg discusses JPMorgan job cuts. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Bloomberg West

'Big Bang Theory' Stars Launch Scholarship Fund

Today’s "BWest Byte" is $4 million, for the UCLA scholarship fund launched by the cast, producers and sponsors of "The Big Bang Theory." Bloomberg Businessweek's Brad Stone reports on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

The Growing Clout of the Selfie Generation

Niche co-founder Rob Fishman and Canaan Partners' Maha Ibrahim discuss the growing clout of Internet celebrities with Bloomberg Businessweek's Brad Stone on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Billionaires

Gina Rinehart Loses Control of $3.8B Family Trust

Asia’s wealthiest woman, Gina Rinehart, has lost a four-year court battle over control of her family trust which is worth about $4B. Bloomberg’s Dan Petrie reports on “Trending Business.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Billionaires' Deal Club Still Lacks Dish's Ergen

Charlie Ergen is once again on the outside of consolidation as another telecom mogul strikes a deal. The billionaire’s satellite-TV provider Dish Network is still flying solo after more than $700 billion in industry deals by rivals in the last three years. Bloomberg's Brooke Sutherland has more on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

The Billionaire Behind Charter's Bid for Time Warner

Charter Communications recently announced it will buy Time Warner Cable for $55 billion. The merger will create the second-largest cable company in the U.S., with 17 million subscribers compared with Comcast’s 22 million. The big winner in this deal: John Malone, controlling shareholder of Charter and the most important media mogul you’ve never heard of. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sam Grobart reports. (Source: Bloomberg)

Goldin Chairman Made, and Lost, Billions

The Chinese tycoon who lost billions when his companies plunged in Hong Kong says he simply doesn’t care. Goldin Chairman Pan Sutong has seen shares soar and plunge over the last six months. Bloomberg’s Frederik Balfour reports on “Trending Business.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Russia’s Richest Man Keeps Getting Richer

Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote recaps his interview with Russia’s richest man, Vladimir Potanin, chief executive officer of Norilsk Nickle, who spoke about the impact of sanctions against Russia and his relationship with President Vladimir Putin. He speaks on “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

With All Due Respect

Jammin’ John Heilemann Hits the Rock Hall

Bloomberg Politics’ John Heilemann and Dan Przygoda recently hit the road to visit Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ahead of the annual induction ceremony, which will be televised by HBO.