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E*Trade, Thompson Financial Sponsor Free Stock Quotes

E*Trade and Thomson Financial Services will be initial partners/sponsors for Fox News Onlinebs just- announced free real-time stock quote service.

News America Digital Publishing, operator of Fox News Online, has entered into partnerships with E*TRADE Group Inc. as exclusive online brokerage sponsor and Thomson Investors Network as the provider of real-time quotes and market data.

E*TRADE will be the category exclusive advertiser for the real-time quotes. As part of the agreement, News America Digital Publishing also will carry advertising from E*TRADE across its Internet properties Fox Sports Online, TV Guide Entertainment Network, and News Corp.'s international Internet offerings.

Through quotes and market data provided by Thomson Investors Network, users may access up to 50 real-time quotes per day for securities traded on NYSE, Amex and Nasdaq exchanges.

A variety of Thomson Financial Services companies provide an integrated summary of existing research on the selected security in its popular Thomson TipSheet format. Intraday charts, 12-month charts, key fundamentals, First Calls' consensus earnings estimates, and the Investnet Insider Trend Index are provided for every real-time quote accessed.

Financial details of the agreements were not disclosed.