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ThinkEquity Closing Stock-Trading Unit as Volumes Decline

ThinkEquity LLC is closing its stock-trading business today amid a market slump and preparing to transfer its remaining investment-banking unit to another firm, Chief Executive Officer Greg Wright said.

ThinkEquity, which employs a total of about 100 people, is determining how many jobs will be cut, he said in a telephone interview. Wright said another firm, which he declined to identify, has offered to take over San Francisco-based ThinkEquity’s investment-banking business and hire some workers. Details may be announced as soon as tomorrow, he said.

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