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American Express tops 2Q profit forecasts

American Express Co.'s second-quarter profits fell 5 percent from a year ago, but the results still solidly beat analysts' estimates. A strong U.S. dollar weighed on the company's international operations once again. The New York-based company said it earned $1.44 billion after payments to preferred shareholders, down from $1.52 billion the same period a year ago. On a per share basis, AmEx had net income of $1.42 per share. The per-results beat Wall Street expectations, with analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expecting earnings of $1.33 per share, but the company second-quarter revenue of $8.28 billion missed forecasts. American Express's card business...