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Counting Ebola's costs: the math isn't pretty

A scanner checks the temperatures of arriving passengers at an airport. Isolating infected countries is tantamount to an economic embargo.

New York

THE topic everyone on Wall Street is discussing urgently - but quietly - isn't the volatile stock market.

It is Ebola.

While thousands of health care workers try to control the deadly virus in West Africa and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other