Financial Markets, Air Space Closed Wednesday

by Arkansas Business staff  on Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2001 4:21 pm  

U.S. financial markets, which were closed Tuesday, will remain closed on Wednesday after an apparent terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

"The American Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange, after consultation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and in light of the heinous attack on America, have decided to remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 12," the New York Stock Exchange said in a news release late Tuesday.

The release said officials will announce Wednesday when markets would take place. The Chicago Board of Trade was also closed Tuesday.

Also late Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said U.S. air space will be closed at least until noon Wednesday. The FAA said that all U.S. aircraft are on the ground and accounted for. The four aircraft lost by American Airlines and United Airlines are the only flights affected by the terrorist attacks.



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