Just days after it opened a walk-in branch in New York City, CSFBdirect, the mostly electronic brokerage arm of Credit Suisse First Boston, said that to reduce costs it would close its Parsippany, N.J., call center and cut jobs at other call centers that handle customers trading securities.

The company said 150 jobs will be lost in the United States, or 10% of the domestic work force. CSFBdirect will take a one-time, pretax charge of approximately $9 million in the first quarter, but said that the annual cost savings would amount to $11 million.

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