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    "Goldman Sachs lost more people than any other company".

    This is FALSE. The company's name was Cantor Fitzgerald - it was effectively decapitated as well. They managed to make a comeback, but in the meantime Goldman Sachs moved into the temporary vacuum and has even displaced them, unjustifiably, on the list of victims.

    Nicholas Strakon on 9/11:

    According to, hardest-hit of all entities was Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, which "lost 685 employees ... considerably more than any other employer," including the New York Fire Department. "This was about two-thirds of its employees." Cantor Fitzgerald, a bond-trading firm, was only in the second rank in terms of size and influence; but first-tier investment houses suffered serious damage as well. The headquarters of Lehman Brothers was wiped out, though the staff escaped. Morgan Stanley, TD Waterhouse, and Oppenheimer Funds also had offices in the Twin Towers: and all were destroyed, of course. Moreover, Salomon Brothers took a body blow when its 47-story Building 7 collapsed in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

    The house that I suspect is at the very pinnacle of Dark Suitdom, Goldman Sachs, apparently suffered no direct injury despite being "the fifth largest tenant in Manhattan" according to The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at Wharton Newsletter (May 2002). But even Goldman Sachs was rocked back on its heels: the newsletter reports that the firm started thinking about moving its headquarters out of Manhattan.

    If it's
    Not your body
    Then it's
    Not your choice
    AND it's
    None of your damn business!

    by TheOtherMaven on Tue Sep 06, 2011 at 09:02:42 AM PDT

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