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World Bank: Ebola Cutting Economic Growth More Than First Thought

The Ebola epidemic is having a "stark" economic impact on Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and is cutting economic growth even more than estimates published in early November. That's the conclusion of a study released Tuesday by the World Bank. Before the Ebola crisis, all three nations were growing strongly. Liberia is now expected to grow at just a 2.2 percent annual rate, and Sierra Leone predicted to expand 4 percent, which is around one-third of the pre-crisis rates...

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