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January 13, 2017
Did the FBI Do All it Could to Stop Airport Gunman? Ex-Agent Says No

Palm Beach Post, Jan. 11, 2017
“It’s really easy to say the airline should have been alarmed, the TSA should have been alarmed,” George F. McHendry Jr., a Creighton University professor specializing in surveillance and security said. “But when you add in the second layer of him being interviewed because he was concerned he would do something violent, rather than an individual red flag that should have been raised, there are multiple places where concerns could have or should have been raised. Instead, the dots are never connected.”
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Omaha Civic Leaders Plan $125 Million Mixed-Use Development on Lot Across from CenturyLink Center

Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 13, 2017
The committee’s parking solution: a new garage across Mike Fahey Street to the north of the CenturyLink Center, plus additional surface parking in that lot and in what is now a grassy area immediately to the north of the convention center. MECA officials said they’re happy with the solution because it satisfies the needs of their tenants, including Creighton University and the College World Series.
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December Mid-America Business Conditions Soars

Indiana Ag Connection, Jan. 13, 2017
"This is the second straight increase in the overall index and points to an improving regional manufacturing economy. I expect this to generate even healthier growth for both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing for the first half of 2017," said Creighton economist Ernie Goss.
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Business Conditions Improve in Midwest

Joplin Globe, Jan. 12, 2017
“Importantly, Kansas international sales declined by more than $2 billion since reaching its peak in 2012. This, along with weak farm income, generated overall job losses by the end of 2016. Based on our survey results, I expect positive, but muted economic growth, for 2017 with job gains of less than 3,000 for the first half of the year, or annualized job growth of less than 0.2 percent,” said economist Ernie Goss.
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