Changing Philips Top to Bottom: CEO Van Houten

Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s “Countdown” anchor Mark Barton recaps his interview with Philips CEO Frans Van Houten on the company’s third-quarter results, remaking the focus of the company and the impact of healthcare reform in the United States. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move.”

Why Earnings Should be the Focus, Not Volatility
23:53 - Since its April low, the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index -- a gauge tracking U.S. equity swings -- has climbed 25 percent through Thursday, beating similar indexes for other asset classes, Bloomberg Tradebook highlighted in a note. While still much lower than at previous peak levels, the VIX’s average this year is the highest since 2011 amid concern over global growth, the timing of Federal Reserve interest-rate increases and lackluster earnings. AllianceBernstein Portfolio Manager Mark Phelps discusses market volatility with Bloomberg's Mark Barton on "The Pulse."
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