Last week's terrorist attack brought down much more than the World Trade Center. Crashing down with one of the world's architectural marvels were the U.S. financial markets, which ground to a halt and, as of press time, had not reopened.

Besides the economic consequences, a disaster of this magnitude carries with it tremendous human loss and naturally has dire consequences on investors' psyches. Following last Tuesday's horrific event fund companies' communications departments around the country scrambled to address investors' concerns about the markets, their funds and, of course, the welfare of those involved in the tragic events.

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