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Shakeup May Signal E*Trade's Availability

New chairman could steer struggling brokerage toward buyer

(Newser) - E*Trade Financial, stung by mortgage- and mortgage-backed securities market losses, is adding CEO to chairman Donald Layton's duties. The company may be dolling itself up for a possible sale by polishing its tarnished image, the Wall Street Journal reports. Since Layton, 57, became chairman in November, the brokerage has rebounded... More »

Online Brokers Play 'Let's Make a Deal'

E*Trade, Ameritrade renew talks on merger that could jolt industry

(Newser) - Though past merger talks were never consummated, online stockbrokers E*Trade and TD Ameritrade are again in "serious discussions" over a union, the Wall Street Journal reports. A consolidation would create a dominant player in online trading, reducing competition and perhaps ratcheting up costs for consumers. One source estimates the... More »

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