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American Express

American Express
Company nameAmerican Express Company
Company typePublic
IndustryBanking, Financial services
PredecessorLivingston, Fargo & Company
Wells, Butterfield & Company
Wells & Company
FoundedAlbany, New York, U.S. (1850)
HeadquartersThree World Financial Center,
 New York City, New York, U.S. 
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleKenneth Chenault
(Chairman & CEO)
ProductsCharge card, credit cards, traveler's cheque
ServicesFinance, insurance, travel
Revenue(+) US$  25.612 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$  5.964 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$  4.057 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 147.042 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$  16.203 billion (2010)
Employees61,000 (2010)

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American Express Company ( ) or AmEx, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US, the highest of any card issuer.

BusinessWeek and Interbrand ranked American Express as the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, estimating the brand to be worth US$14.97 billion. Fortune listed Amex as one of the top 20 Most Admired Companies in the World.

The company's mascot, adopted in 1958, is a Roman gladiator or Centurion whose image appears on the company's travelers' cheques and charge cards.

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FierceFinanceIT--That's not easy to answer, but it will be interesting to watch a traditional payment company, -American Express-, try to make in-roads against an acknowledged online giant. Bill Gates used to talk about how hard it was for companies - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:52:11 GMT+00:00
Women own 8.1 million businesses - The Spokesman Review (blog) Tweet this news
The Spokesman Review (blog)--Women own 8.1 million businesses in the United States, and new business starts exceed the rate for all groups, according to a study released Thursday by -American Express-. The study, based on US Census Bureau data, found the - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:33:23 GMT+00:00
Trade sees American Express at a top - NASDAQ Tweet this news
NASDAQ---American Express- has been range-bound for months, and one investor apparently thinks that the trend will continue. The financial-service giant peaked at $46.29 yesterday, marking the fourth time since December it has failed to break above $47. . - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:18:24 GMT+00:00
Served... by American Express - Card Trak Tweet this news
Card Trak--by -American Express- that is. AmEx has officially introduced its "Serve" digital payment and commerce platform, allowing you to more effectively spend, send and receive money with services that go beyond the existing global p - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:30:58 GMT+00:00
Credit Cards with Rewards Offered by American Express for Shoppers this Spring - Daily Rosetta Tweet this news
Daily Rosetta--They are to provide one Airmile for every £1 spent on purchases using the Airmiles Duo Credit Card Account from -American Express-. For those new customers having a balance transfer of £1500 will also be rewarded 1500 Airmiles points. ... - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:10:22 GMT+00:00
American Express Named MIPTV Brand of the Year - World Screen Tweet this news
World Screen--PARIS: -American Express- is the recipient of the first-ever MIPTV Brand of the Year award, recognized for its commitment and innovation in the field of branded entertainment. -American Express- ranked as the 24th most valuable brand ... - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:27:45 GMT+00:00
Jail trip for travel gal - New York Post Tweet this news
New York Post--A purple-haired travel agent was sent sobbing to prison yesterday for admittedly billing -American Express- for $35 million in fictitious travel -- but not before blaming her thefts on an undiagnosed sleeping disorder. ... - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 06:49:54 GMT+00:00
No iPhone 5 at WWDC 2011, Disco group text app, American Express payments ... - iPhone Buzz Tweet this news
iPhone Buzz---American Express- has announced that it has a new electronic payment system that will work on Android and iOS devices called -American Express- Serve. The app manages a digital account so you can buy things, pay bills, and make money transfe - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:02:30 GMT+00:00
Judge rules ex-Wilmerding councilman can't withdraw guilty plea - Pittsburgh Post Gazette Tweet this news
Pittsburgh Post Gazette--He was indicted for running a scheme in which he and co-conspirators set up fake businesses, got -American Express- credit card accounts, and then billed the accounts for fictional products and services. Losses to -American Expres - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 05:00:58 GMT+00:00
$25 Million Credit Card Fraudster: Sleep Apnea Made Me Do It - Gothamist Tweet this news
Gothamist--Last May, Wofford pleaded guilty to making a whopping $25 million in fraudulent charges against -American Express- over the course of four years. Using two defunct business travel accounts belonging to one of her clients, she racked up millions - Date : Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:40:12 GMT+00:00

American Express

Payment productsCredit cards * Charge cards * Traveler's cheques * Centurion Card * Red Card * ExpressPay * Plum Card
receiptsTravel + Leisure * Food & Wine * Departures Magazine * Executive Travel
Spun-off companiesAmeriprise Financial * First Data Corp. * Lehman Brothers * Merchants Despatch * Railway Express Agency * Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment
Notable current and former executivesHenry Wells * William Fargo * J.C. Fargo * Ralph Reed * James D. Robinson III * Lou Gerstner * Sandy Weill * Harvey Golub * Ken Chenault * Gary Crittenden
Corporate directorsKen Chenault (Chairman) * Daniel Akerson * Charlene Barshefsky * Ursula Burns * Peter Chernin * Vernon Jordan, Jr. * Jan Leschly * Rick Levin * Edward Miller * Frank Popoff * Robert Walter * Ron Williams
OtherAmerican Express Incentive Services * The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman * World Monuments Watch * Salad Oil Scandal * Three World Financial Center * 65 Broadway * Falmer Stadium (The American Express Community Stadium)

Dow Jones Industrial Average components

Current3M * Alcoa * American Express * AT&T * Bank of America * Boeing * Caterpillar * Chevron * Cisco Systems * The Coca-Cola Company * DuPont * ExxonMobil * General Electric * Hewlett-Packard * The Home Depot * Intel * IBM * Johnson & Johnson * JPMorgan Chase * Kraft Foods * McDonald's * Merck & Co. * Microsoft * Pfizer * Procter & Gamble * The Travelers Companies * United Technologies Corporation * Verizon Communications * Wal-Mart * The Walt Disney Company
Altria Group * American International Group * American Telephone & Telegraph * American Tobacco Company * Bethlehem Steel * Citigroup * Colorado Fuel and Iron * Eastman Kodak * General Foods * General Motors * Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company * Honeywell * International Harvester * International Paper * Johns-Manville * Nash Motors * Navistar International * North American Company * Owens-Illinois * Sears, Roebuck and Company * Union Carbide * United States Rubber Company * U.S. Steel * F. W. Woolworth Company

Credit, charge, and debit cards

Major credit cardsMasterCard * Visa * JCB * American Express * Discover
Major debit cardsMaestro (Switch, Solo) * Visa Debit (Delta, Connect) * Visa Electron * Carte Bleue * China UnionPay * Dankort * Girocard (EC) * Laser * Interac
Charge cardsCenturion * Diners Club
Defunct cardsAccess * Bankcard * Carte Blanche * Choice * enRoute * Eurocard * Everything
See alsoCredit card fraud * Interbank network * Automated teller machine * Magnetic stripe card * Smartcard

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