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MSNBC Technology Update: KINDNESS, BRAVERY AMID THE HORROR: In the midst of terror and tragedy, charity fought back across America — and across the Internet. Tales of thousands of small heroes are emerging. – PHONES, NET SLOW BUT FUNCTIONING: Telephone service and Internet access became spotted Tuesday after attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. – SPACE.COM: SPY SATELLITES SEEK CLUES: From Space.com: Spy satellites were on the alert for clues in the wake of Tuesday’s attacks, which sparked questions about America’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. (9-11, 5:04 PM CT)

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MSNBC Market Update: DOW 9,605.51 (0.00) DOW Util. 335.48 (0.00) DOW Tran. 2,676.49 (0.00) NASDAQ 1,695.37 (-0.01) S&P500 1,092.54 (0.00) NYSE 568.08 (0.00) AMEX 855.35 (0.00) Russell 2000 440.73 (0.00) TC30Y 100.13 (+1.03) AOL 34.41 (unch) AMAT 40.03 (unch) CSCO 14.47 (unch) DELL 22.57 (unch) HWP 17.89 (unch) IBM 96.47 (unch) INTC 26.07 (unch) LU 5.95 (unch) MSFT 57.58 (unch) WCOM 12.92 (unch) MOT 15.04 (unch) MCIT 13.19 (unch) ODP 13.40 (unch) (9-11, 3:24 PM CT)..

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NYTimes Business News Sep 11 08:15 CT www.nytimes.com (3) Pinault Wins Long Battle to Control Gucci Group — The French billionaire Fran ois Pinault took effective control of the Gucci Group with an agreement to buy much of the stake held by the rival tycoon Bernard Arnault. (4) Nikkei Plunge Has Investors on the Edge — The Nikkei 225 stock index lost 321 points, erasing the gains surrounding the emergence of Junichiro Koizumi as prime minister five months ago. For news updates throughout the day visit us at www.nytimes.com..

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NYTimes Business News Sep 11 08:15 CT www.nytimes.com (1) In a Nation of Early Risers, Morning TV Is a Hot Market — The competition for bleary eyes has grown more intense as media conglomerates have realized that the morning is one of the few areas of growth in the television business. (2) U.S. Sues Morgan Stanley, Charging Sex Bias in a Firing — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it is suing Morgan Stanley on behalf of a top bond saleswoman who contends that the firm denied her a promotion because she is female. For news updates throughout the day visit us at www.nytimes.com..

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