Futures Sift Lower in Sparse Activity as Traders Look Back

After a 25-minute delay in which bagpipes played and traders listened to the reading of the 2,801 names of people that perished a few blocks away one year ago, the natural gas futures market opened solemnly Wednesday as market-watchers and traders went through the motions, but clearly had their minds on things other than the future price of hydrocarbons.

September 12, 2002