American Express

American Express Co., the lender that plans to cut 5,400 jobs this year, said profit at its U.S. card business declined 42 percent in the fourth quarter as the firm set aside more money to cover soured loans.

21st January, 2013

American Express Co., the lender that plans to cut 5,400 jobs this year, said profit at its U.S. card business declined 42 percent in the fourth quarter as the firm set aside more money to cover soured loans.

Net income in the segment was $423 million, down from $727 million a year earlier, New York-based AmEx said yesterday in a statement. The company reported the staff cuts and preliminary results, including a 47 percent profit decline...

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