Members of Bellevue Hospital staff wear protective clothing as they demonstrate how they would receive a suspected Ebola patient on October 8, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty

Business Latest: Weapons to fight Ebola

WEAPONS TO FIGHT EBOLA: While the current Ebola epidemic is expected to continue for months in West Africa, it could peter out before effective vaccines and treatments are ready enough to have any significant effect on this outbreak. But that’s not stopping several companies and health agencies from rushing to conduct trials on experimental drugs, with an eye toward mitigating this health crisis, and possibly stopping the next Ebola outbreak in its tracks. Read more 

HOW TO SOLVE AMERICA’S GROWING SKILLS GAP: Six years after the recession, the gap between skilled and unskilled American workers is widening. Workers at smaller employers in particular are impacted because they have access to fewer resources. Now more start-ups are hoping to fill the skills gap with online tutorial videos and other technology. Big investors like Andreessen are committing millions to new technology platforms. Is it hype or a real solution? Read more

VA MOVES TO FIRE EXECS IN HEALTH CARE SCANDAL: The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has taken steps to fire four senior executives for reasons ranging from unethical behavior to the misuse of resources. Read more

STOCKS RECOVER LOSSES, CLOSE UP NEARLY 2% ON FED MINUTES: Read more

Explore:

Business Latest: Weapons to fight Ebola