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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 »

Cantor Cuts Ties to eSpeed, BGC

Bond trading firm moves to settle conflict-of-interest complaints of investors

(Newser) - Cantor Fitzgerald, following conflict-of-interest complaints from investors, is planning to distance itself from the brokerage and online trading firms it controls. The deal will create a new company, a merger of eSpeed and BGC Partners.  More »

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