April 19, 2017 / 9:27 PM / 4 months ago

Business Watch: More swipes boost Amex

American Express and American Express corporate cards are pictured in Encinitas, California October 17, 2011.Mike Blake/File Photo

Earnings: today's biggies

American Express beat in the first quarter, thanks to...cardmembers spending more.

Morgan Stanley beat Goldman Sachs and kept the crown among Wall Street banks

Shares of eBay took a dive after the e-commerce company forecast current-quarter profit largely below expectations.

For more earnings news, click here.

The fall of soda

Americans are consistenly choosing healthier drinks over the once-beloved sodas, the trading publication Beverage Digest showed. Sales of soda drinks decreased about 1.2 percent in the United States in 2016, falling for the 12th year in a row.

Hybrid blues

Until recently, Toyota was one of the auto industry's major hold-outs against full electrification. But Chinese policies have forced a U-turn.

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