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U.S. raises threat level at key financial sites

The United States raised the terrorism threat level Sunday to code orange, or high, for the financial services sector of New York City, northern New Jersey and Washington, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced. Ridge cited “new and unusually specific information about where al Qaeda would like to attack.” The rest of the nation remains at threat level yellow, or elevated. New York has remained at orange since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The potential targets include the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, Prudential Financial in northern New Jersey and the Citigroup Building and New York Stock Exchange in New York, Ridge said. Full Story

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