Internet, phone use cripple system
Major phone providers reported double the usual volume, while Internet and e-mail connections slowed to a crawl.
Attack may nudge U.S. economy into recession
The terrorist attack that leveled the World Trade Center towers also shut down U.S. financial markets and could shock the economy into a recession.
As many in bay area close, some bustle
Several businesses allow workers to be with their families and absorb the shock. One heeds the government's call.