The Battle of the Boards Heats Up

Six big names will now list on both Nasdaq and the NYSE. That's a victory for Nasdaq -- and maybe a taste of things to come

The struggle between the nation's two biggest stock exchanges continues. The Nasdaq won a round on Jan. 13 by luring six blue-chip New York Stock Exchange-listed companies to trade on its electronic platform. Charles Schwab (SCH ), Apache (APA ), Countrywide Financial (CFC ), and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ ) are among the first half-dozen companies to announce their intention to be listed on both markets.

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