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San Francisco-based Charles Schwab reported that with net income of $243 million, or 19 cents per share, the first quarter of 2006 was its best in nearly two years, according to a Reuters report. Revenue was up 21 percent over last year, to $1.28 billion. The first quarter of 2005 delivered $145 million in net income, or 11 cents a share.

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