Titel: Companies established in 1850
Tatra, Aetna, American Express, Stroh Brewery Company, Harris Scarfe, Inman Line, Waltham Watch Company, Johnston & Murphy, Birmingham Mint, Folgers, Goupil & Cie, HSBC Bank USA, Lone Tree Ferry, Lane Crawford, Ansonia Clock Company.
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12. Juni 2011 - kartoniert - 52 Seiten
Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 49. Chapters: Tatra, Aetna, American Express, Stroh Brewery Company, Harris Scarfe, Inman Line, Waltham Watch Company, Johnston & Murphy, Birmingham Mint, Folgers, Goupil & Cie, HSBC Bank USA, Lone Tree Ferry, Lane Crawford, Ansonia Clock Company, Cheltenham & Gloucester, Vonnegut Hardware Company, Crown Paints, Bates Mill, Courts plc, El Palacio de Hierro, Neptun Werft, Palethorpes, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Molson Bank, Okells Brewery, Harsco Corporation, Pullingers, Louis Delhaize Group, Hulman & Company, Macardle Moore Brewery, London Necropolis Company, Gancia. Excerpt: American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), sometimes known as AmEx, is a diversified global financial services company headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best known for its credit card, charge card, and traveler's cheque businesses. Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the US, the highest of any card issuer. BusinessWeek and Interbrand ranked American Express as the 22nd most valuable brand in the world, estimating the brand to be worth US$14.97 billion. Fortune listed Amex as one of the top 20 Most Admired Companies in the World. The company's mascot, adopted in 1958, is a Roman gladiator whose image appears on the company's travelers' cheques and charge cards. American Express Co. shipping receipt, New York, NY to St. Louis, MO (August 6, 1853)American Express was started as an express mail business in Albany, New York, in 1850. It was founded as a joint stock corporation by the merger of the express companies owned by Henry Wells (Wells & Company), William Fargo (Livingston, Fargo & Company), and John Warren Butterfield (Wells, Butterfield & Company, the successor earlier in 1850 of Butterfield, Wasson & Company). The same founders also started Wells Fargo & Co. in 1852 when Butterfield and other directors objected to the proposal that American Express extend its operations to California. American Express first established its headquarters in a building at the intersection of Jay Street and Hudson Street in what was later called the TriBeCa section of Manhattan. For years it enjoyed a virtual monopoly on the movement of express shipments (goods, securities, currency, etc.) throughout New York State. In 1874, American Express moved its headquarters to 65 Broadway in what was becoming the Financial District of Manhattan, a location it was to retain through two buildings. In 1854, the American Express Co. purchased