WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The chief executives of the major B2B exchanges -- seen by many as the future of buying and selling branded goods -- acknowledged last month what has been obvious to many observers, namely that the industry probably won't support all three. ra, Chicago, admitted that mergers between some or all the exchanges are probably inevitable. "The reality is we can't afford to have [all the] exchanges," Laughlin said in response to a question asked from the audience, ...

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