on-line brokerage are still having growing pains, financial results for the latest quarter suggest.

Two prominent companies -- E-Trade Group and DLJdirect Inc. -- reported losses, while National Discount Brokers Group earned $435,000 after losing $650,000 a year earlier. All failed to measure up to the discount brokerage leader, Charles Schwab & Co., whose net income rose 27%, to $125 million.

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