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Ebola fears, rational or irrational, could cause an economic fallout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Stephanie Kelton is supposed to fly to Dallas next week. She already has her plane ticket. But she's seriously thinking of driving instead. "I don't want to be irrational, but at the same time, I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea of getting in an airplane right now," said the economics department chair at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. "I'm trying to decide if I want to bite the bullet and buy my peace of mind instead." In a Harris Poll/HealthDay survey of Americans this month, nearly one-fourth of the respondents said they might change their holiday or business travel plans because of Ebola fears. Kelton is among...

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