Daily business briefing: Charter meeting with Time Warner to discuss bid

January 15, 2014 

Executives from Charter Communications are expected to meet today with Time Warner Cable Inc.'s shareholders about the St. Louis cable company's bid to buy Time Warner, the St. Louis Business Journal reports. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/st.louis. ...

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General Motors has reported that its pretax earnings and revenue were up in 2013 thanks to the launch of new vehicles like the Cadillac ATS. The automaker earned $8.4 billion before taxes on $152 billion in revenue in 2012. The company releases 2013 earnings next month. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Bank of America Corp. earned $3.44 billion in the October to December period, up from $732 million a year earlier. The bank's fourth-quarter revenue exceeded analysts' forecasts by rising to $22.32 billion from $19.6 billion. Learn more at http://www.bizjournals.com/st.louis. ...

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The World Bank reports that the global economy is slowly improving. Global growth is expected to rise from 2.4 percent in 2013 to 3.2 percent this year and 3.4 percent by 2015. For more information, go to http://www.bizjournals.com/st.louis.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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