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Byline: Brian Deagon and Adelia Linecker
With 3,500 traders, brokers and support staff based in the World Trade Center, Morgan Stanley & Co. took the hardest hit Tuesday among Wall Street's most venerable names.
The brokerage firm was the complex's largest tenant and leased about 22 floors in Tower 2 and three more floors in an adjacent building, said spokeswoman Margaret McCuaig.
About 2,500 employees in Morgan Stanley's retail brokerage business worked in one of the two soaring towers that collapsed, the company said. It wasn't clear how many people were inside the complex when the attacks occured.
Several of Morgan Stanley's exchange-traded funds were based in the buildings as well. The company established a hotline …