On Sept. 18, a week to the day after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, staff at Financial Research Corporation, sent out a press release touting four new studies conducted by the firm. "Dear friends," it read. "It has been a week since the devastation occurred in our country and we are just beginning to consider the long-term implications for the industry.

"Although it is difficult to move forward in the wake of these tragic events, we know we must." The release went on to express FRC's concern for colleagues in New York and Washington, D.C., and to offer help to any who needed it.

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