Limited access to credit is preventing small businesses from hiring, survey finds.
Asset-backed paper market is roughly half the size it was a year ago.
More than 800 companies slashed their dividends last year, up 33 percent from 2008.
Falling revenues bring fresh reductions in capital spending to maintain corporate profits, according to new research.
How do you fix a
retailer with plunging sales and shrinking earnings? Buy back shares,