American Express said the company's president, Ed Gilligan, died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.
A Charter Communications van. The bid for Time Warner Cable would catapult Charter from the fourth-largest cable company to the No 2 slot behind Comcast.
U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday as data showed the economy contracted in the first quarter but indexes still posted gains for the month.
Iowans and national leaders were chagrined at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal setting the amount of biodiesel and ethanol that should be blended in the nation's fuel supply.
SAN FRANCISCO - Intel is close to clinching a takeover of fellow chip maker Altera for more than $15 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday, the latest sign of consolidation in the semiconductor industry.