After loosing the partnership with Costco as their primary card for shopping at the store, investors had their eyes on American Express' Q3 earnings. With this news, American Express reported revenue of $8.4 billion, compared to the $8.28 billion that was estimated, with EPS up $1.50 a share compared to the estimated $1.48. American Express also reported Commercial Services income rose to $529 million. And International Consumer and Network Services rose 3% to $368 million. Earnings rose 25%, illustrating an overall topping of expectations. EBay's Q3 earnings were announced, and the digital retailer reported earnings of $2.4 billion, beating the expectations of $2.37 billion. Estimated earnings per share ended up being spot on with both the estimate and the Q3 report coming in at $0.48 EPS. In the race with Amazon, investors are keeping on eye on consumer-base growth. In the third quarter, eBay added nearly two million active buyers across its platforms, for a total of 168 million global active buyers.