The following video is from Thursday's MarketFoolery podcast, featuring host Chris Hill, and analysts Joe Magyer and Bill Mann. In this segment, the focus is on American Express' (NYSE:AXP) latest earnings report, which turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. The guys analyze the results and share why American Express' new deal with Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) could pay off for shareholders.

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