Community organizer John Saah Mbayoh speaks to a sick woman in her one-room home before she is taken to an Ebola isolation ward on August 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.
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Business Latest: Climate change key to Ebola outbreak?

 

IS CLIMATE CHANGE KEY TO THE SPREAD OF EBOLA?: Scientists are uncertain why the current epidemic has proved more serious—both in number of cases and number of deaths—than its predecessors. However, some have pointed to meteorological data to show that previous outbreaks typically occur in clusters after sudden weather changes.  Read more

MLB’S NEW BOSS: Major League Baseball yesterday named Rob Manfred, its existing COO, as the new commissioner of baseball; we will have a story looking ahead at what to expect looking ahead as someone steps in to take over from long-standing helmsman Bud Selig, who is credited with boosting the sports and pushing to clean it up. Read more

OBAMACARE DELETE: Whoops. House committee reveals email showing Marilyn Tavenner ordering her top flack Julie Bataille to “please delete this email,” referring to one sent Oct. 5 in which White House health care advisor Jeanne Lambrew pointed out a potential “problem” in customer service training or script for HealthCare.gov. Read more

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Business Latest: Climate change key to Ebola outbreak?