GM Seeks at Least 20% Range Improvement for Volt

Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Dan Akerson, chief executive officer of General Motors Co., talks about the outlook for the automaker's Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. Akerson spoke yesterday in an interview on Bloomberg Radio's "A Closer Look With Arthur Levitt," scheduled to air in September. (This is an excerpt from the interview. Source: Bloomberg)

Dividend Cuts Surpass 2008
55:18 - In 2015, equity investors looking for yield suffered death by 394 cuts. Last year, the number of dividend reductions far surpassed 2008, according to Bespoke Investment Group, citing data from Standard & Poor's. The ratcheting down of payouts to shareholders is a function of weak commodity prices, sluggish growth dampening corporate profits, and a tightening of credit conditions. Seneca Investment Managers Ltd CIO Peter Elston discusses with Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny and Anna Edwards on “Countdown.”
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