As the Ebola pandemic reaches America's largest city, investors are wondering if there will be any economic impact from the scare.
If trends in Dallas are any indication, there looks like there could be. A new report from GuestMetrics, a firm that tracks transactions across consumer and hospitality industries, reveals the Ebola cases in the city had a direct impact on consumer behavior and hurt local businesses.
The entire nation watched with trepidation as Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to test positive for Ebola in the U.S., and then within two weeks, the virus spread to two nurses who cared for him at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Duncan was admitted to the hospital on Sept. 28 and died Oct. 8.
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Local residents responded by staying home.