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Cantor Fitzgerald, financial firm devastated on 9/11, survives and thrives
NEW YORK (AP) ' Of all the companies and organizations affected by the Sept. 11 attacks, none was hit harder than the financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald.
Out of 960 employees in New York, 658 were killed.
Those who survived decided they would keep the company going. Led by CEO Howard Lutnick, Cantor Fitzgerald has thrived in the decade since the attacks. The company and a spinoff, BGC Partners, employ 1,500 people in New York City and have other offices in countries around the world.
Cantor has also taken care of the families of the employees lost on Sept. 11, by distributing millions of dollars of the company's profits and covering health care costs.
Lutnick says caring for the families is a way to show love to their lost colleagues.