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Markets & Stocks
U.S. stock markets close
September 11, 2001: 10:00 a.m. ET

NYSE, Nasdaq shut after NY, DC plane crashes
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NEW YORK (CNNfn) - U.S. stock markets closed Tuesday after an apparent terrorist attack using aircraft destroyed New York's World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon outside Washington.

Treasury bond securities, often a safe-haven amid uncertainty, rose. The dollar fell against the yen and rose versus the euro.

Calls to the American Stock Exchange went unanswered during the crash, which President Bush, speaking in Sarasota, Fla., called an "apparent terrorism attack."

The New York Stock Exchange, blocks from the Trade Center, said floor traders were being instructed to stay inside the building and not to evacuate.

Morgan Stanley, which has offices in the World Trade Center, could not tell  if anyone has been injured.

The incident recalled 1993, when the Trade Center was the site of a terrorist attack that caused massive evacuation and several deaths.

There was no immediate word on injuries or fatalities in the twin disasters. The two 110-story towers, both more than 1,360 feet tall, have more than 150,000 visitors and workers in them on a normal day.

Stock index futures tumbled after television showed the first shot of the burning towers around 8:55 a.m. ET.

Stock markets in Europe and Canada plunged after the incidents. graphic

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