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Schwab, others wrestle with site outages

As traditional brokerages take steps to compete online with after-hours trading and expanded services, many grapple with technical difficulties and site outages.

 

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As traditional brokerages take steps to compete online with after-hours trading and expanded services, many grapple with technical difficulties and site outages. Meanwhile, Beyond.com undergoes site failure while attempting to upgrade its system in time for holiday shopping.

 


Schwab suffers repeated online outages
update The Net's largest brokerage suffered its third outage in three days with its online investing services, a company spokesman says.

Beyond.com revived after extended outage
On the cusp of the holiday shopping season, the Net software store undergoes a major outage, apparently victimized by complications stemming from a scheduled upgrade.

Online troubles for Fidelity customers
For 42 minutes customers could not log in to the online site and later in the day some clients were able to view the stock watch lists of other customers, a company spokesman says.

Schwab opens after-hours trading following site crash
update The brokerage says its customers will be able to trade after hours, even though clients were unable to make trades for almost two-and-a-half hours during the regular market session.