Faced with its weakest quarterly revenue level in over four years and running out of room to cut costs, Charles Schwab said it would look at other ways to increase income and shore up profits.

Schwab is exploring a couple of options, Christopher V. Dodds, its chief financial officer, said in an interview last Tuesday after the San Francisco-based company reported its first-quarter results. It is scouting acquisitions that would boost revenues and is considering ways to alter the pricing of certain services, a tactic it has already used on certain clients, Dodds said.

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