NEW YORK (AP) - American Express Co. said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit edged up 1.7 percent from a year earlier on a revenue gain of 22 percent.
Morgan Stanley Group Inc., meanwhile, reported a 73 percent jump in fourth-quarter earnings on a 41 percent increase in revenue.
American Express, the financial and travel-services concern, said its profit increase was limited by a comparison to year-earlier results that included a special gain, and by higher corporate expenses.
In the latest quarter net income rose to $277.2 million, or $1.25 a share, from $272.6 million, or $1.19 a share, a year earlier. Revenue climbed to $4.08 billion from $3.35 …