The normally bustling floor of the New York Stock Exchange falls quiet for a minute of silence to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Employees and visitors at the New York Stock Exchange held a minute of silence on Friday (September 9) to mark the fifteenth anniversary on Sunday of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The normally loud and bustling trading room floor fell quiet for a minute except for the din of electronic financial boards. The U.S. is marking 15 years since nearly 3,000 people died after hijackers slammed airliners into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. The minute of silence came just as the U.S. House was set to vote on legislation that would allow families of the attack victims to sue Saudi Arabia's government for damages. If passed, the bill would allow lawsuits to proceed in federal court in New York as lawyers try to prove that the Saudis were involved in the 9/11 attacks. The Saudis, who deny responsibility for the 2001 attacks on the United States, also object strongly to the bill.