Has anyone else received the letter from Dun & Bradstreet with the explanation of how they are going to monitor businesses affected by the tragedy?
Basically, they are suspending the predictive scores of any businesses located in zip code 10048 (the World Trade Towers). They said that so many people use scores in an automated environment that the businesses would be unfairly affected because there wouldn't be people to make adjustments for the tragedy.
They also said they are going to make special efforts to obtain and provide information on these companies.
They are not excluding the businesses south of 14th Street (which I was amazed to learn consists of 13 different zip codes).
I have to give a nod to D&B for working to support both the businesses and their customers. It won't be easy to sort out, but it is good to know that these companies will be given a chance to recover.
"There are seven things that will destroy us: Wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; religion without sacrifice; politics without principle; science without humanity; business without ethics." --Mahatma Gandhi