Merrill Lynch, Data Broadcasting Corp. Near Agreement On Marketwatch Joint Marketing Plan

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Data Broadcasting Corp., the cable TV market data service, is finalizing a deal with Merrill Lynch & Co. that will allow Merrill to offer DBC's Marketwatch service to its customers. The program is expected to enter a pilot phase in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, within the next few weeks.

"Evidently the Merrill Lynch brokers have been complaining for years that they don't really have a service to offer their customers who ask about it," says Cathy Flynn, vice president, mark

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