SARS Hits Local Businesses

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The World Health Organization has lifted the Toronto travel advisory that-s shaken the economy of Canada-s largest city. This, as WHO announces that China has yet to get Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome under control. In the US, 38 states report confirmed or suspected cases of the SARS, and California leads them all with 20 probable and 35 suspected cases. No one has died, but in addition to the health consequences, there are potentially severe economic consequences that could very well have an impact on every one of us. How will the virus impact California, with the fifth largest economy in the world? Managing Editor Kyle McKinnon speaks with the CEO of a toy company whose manufacturers are in Asia, the chief economist for the LA County Economic Development Corporation and a news producer just back from Hong Kong.
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