Is GM Really Planning a Dividend?

In the last few days, in the wake of remarks from GM CEO Dan Akerson about the possibility, some reports have suggested that General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) might be planning to pay a dividend. But the U.S. Treasury still holds about 13% of GM's stock -- and GM's $49.5 billion bailout still isn't paid back. Isn't it too soon for GM to pay a dividend?

In this video, contributor John Rosevear looks at the issues around a possible GM dividend -- and at what Akerson is really likely to do as the Treasury continues to sell down its GM stake.

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