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9/11 Survivor Finds 'Purpose' by Helping Others

In 2001, Nicole B. Simpson was just another Morgan Stanley financial planner on the 73rd floor when the 9/11 attacks struck. She survived, but the emotional trauma left her old life in the wreckage. Eventually, though, she found a new purpose in helping others through traumas of their own.

Selling 9/11: The Strange Market for Relics of Tragedy

As America prepares to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, eBay is seeing a surge in sales of relics and memorabilia from the World Trade Center and the terrorist attacks, fueled partly by speculators, and partly by our desire to connect with history, however painful.

A 9/11 Widow Shares Her Financial Journey

On Sept. 11, 2001, Gail's husband went to work at the World Trade Center. He never came home again. During the blur of grief, the stay-at-home mom realized she was now her family's CFO. Today, she's a bona fide investor, but getting to that point meant traveling a long, challenging road.

Bin Laden's Death Lifts Dollar, U.S. Stock Futures

The dollar and U.S. stock futures rose following President Barack Obama's announcement late Sunday night that Osama Bin Laden had been killed. Analysts said the boost to the currency was a signal of greater confidence in the United States and a reduction in national security risks.

The Next Call You Get Could Be an Emergency Warning

Services such as PlantCML's Reverse 911 notification system can alert mass numbers of people to all manners of impending danger. They're not cheap, but communities, corporations and campuses are finding ways to fund these systems -- and finding them pretty effective.

Could Terrorists Create a Market Crash?

September marks the anniversary of two events that rocked the markets: the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001 and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008. Some are worried that similar events could happen again. We recently interviewed an economist who has explored the possibility of a terrorist attack on the financial system.

The 2000s: Selling the Apocalypse, Now

Even before the decade began, there was a rich market for armageddon. Like the year 999, the end of the 20th century came with a glut of apocalyptic prophesy in America's popular culture.