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Robert Trigaux
Business world's losses reach into the bay area
As New York's Morgan Stanley, largest tenant in what was once the proud World Trade Center, still tries to account for all its staff, Tampa Bay area employees of the Wall Street securities giant struggle toward some sense of normalcy.

Travel agents busy helping fliers get home
Passengers stranded when airlines were grounded Tuesday turn to the professionals to find their way home.

In brief
AMERICAN FLAGS SELLING FAST: Kroger Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot Inc. say they are selling out of American flags in what retailers and manufacturers say is the biggest buying spree in the past decade.

Companies taking stock of workers as hopes dim
NEW YORK -- With hopes fading that rescuers will find survivors in the rubble, businesses that once supplied the lifeblood of the World Trade Center continued an anguished search for missing workers, even as colleagues cleaved to one another for comfort and slowly began efforts to rebuild.

Grounding of planes slows mail efficiency
Payments, bills and letters that normally took a few days to be delivered are now taking double that.

Oracle tops earnings forecasts
The tech bellwether, grieving from its own losses in the terrorist attack, quietly releases its first-quarter results.

Markets to reopen Monday
NEW YORK -- Wall Street will resume stock trading Monday morning after being shut down since Tuesday by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Buildings, lives may lay in rubble, but markets endure
NEW YORK -- Symbolically, it was the heart of the world financial system. And now there is a void where the tallest buildings in New York had stood so solidly.

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JOBLESS CLAIMS RISE: New claims for state unemployment insurance increased by 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 431,000 for the work week ended Sept. 8.



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