Many Americans feel
economy isn't improving
"A new CNN/ORC poll released Friday found that people were pessimistic
that the economy was improving. Nearly 70 percent said the economy is generally
in poor shape, and only 32 percent rated it good."
American Express ordered
to refund customers $60 million
'American Express Co. was ordered to refund $60 million to customers for
illegal credit card practices, according to the company and the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau. More than 335,000 consumers were affected.
According to the federal agency, American Express illegally marketed identity
protection products and charged people without telling them that the services
would be provided only after customers provided written consent."
"Stocks opened with slight gains on Friday as the market's recent upward
trend continued, though investors were reluctant to make big bets with major
indexes at all-time highs. If the Dow closes higher on the day, that will mark
a seventh straight daily rise for the index, its best streak since March."
Wall Street edges
up, on track for strong weekly gains