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E*Trade Names New CEO, Explores Possible Sale

AP Via BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Embattled online broker E-Trade Financial Corp. said Monday it named Chairman Donald Layton, a veteran of JPMorgan Chase & Co., to take over as chief ...

E*Trade: Better Disclosure, Needs More Cash

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Demolished E*Trade finally gets a gold star for disclosure. After months of spin and selective data releases, the company finally opened the kimono on...

E*Trade Sells $3B Mortgage-Backed Securities, Municipal Bonds To Bolster Finances

Bloomberg | Edgar Ortega, Adrian Cox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

E*Trade Financial Corp., the worst performer in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index last year, sold $3 billion of mortgage-backed securities and municipal...

Is E*Trade Still Playing Fast & Loose With The Facts?

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

E*Trade's ex-CEO Mitch Caplan (2007 "Goat of the Year") got a $10.9 million going-away bonus after blowing the company's value to smithereens. No surp...

E*Trade Tries To Instill Confidence, Fails

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

E*Trade (ETFC) finally said something about its financial condition, apparently in attempt to 1) reassure customers, and 2) stop its stock's persisten...

Why Citadel Pounced On Wounded E*Trade

Wall Street Journal | SUSANNE CRAIG, GREGORY ZUCKERMAN, MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday, Nov. 12, Kenneth Griffin was boarding a plane to New York when he received an urgent call from Joe Russell, a lieutenant at Mr. Griffin's b...

E*Trade Gets Help From Citadel

Wall Street Journal | SUSANNE CRAIG, MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG and DENNIS K. BERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

E*Trade Financial Corp., which is ensnared in the mortgage crisis, said it is getting a $2.55 billion cash infusion from Citadel Investment Group, in ...

Mortgages Weigh On E*Trade Sale

Wall Street Journal | DENNIS K. BERMAN, SUSANNE CRAIG, MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As E*Trade Financial Corp. moves closer to being sold, prospective suitors for the company are haggling over the value of its deteriorating mortgage p...

E*Trade's Desperate Ads Crush Stock Again

Silicon Valley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here's your quiz for the morning: When a banking and brokerage firm buys ads in national publications assuring customers that they won't suddenly see ...

Are Banks In Danger?

Forbes | Liz Moyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Things must be pretty bad if the next company to falter because of exposure to subprime loans isn't a bank, per se, but an online brokerage devoted to...

E*Trade Shares Fall; Analyst Says Bankruptcy Possible

Bloomberg | Edgar Ortega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

E*Trade Financial Corp. lost more than half its market value after the online brokerage forecast a decline in fourth-quarter earnings and a Citigroup ...

What's Next For E*Trade?

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

E*Trade Financial lost more than half its market value Monday, after an analyst suggested that the company might have to seek bankruptcy protection if...