Plane-making industry could provide safe landing in a recession

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February 19, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Boeing built a special cargo plane, the Dreamlifter, to move composite fuselages from Spirit AeroSystems to other plants. Spirit's work on commercial airline fuselages might help Kansas in an economic downturn. BRIAN GRIMMETT

Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke compared the national economy to a Looney Tunes character: magically floating in the air for a moment after running off a cliff before inevitably plummeting in 2020.

About half of America’s chief financial officers predict a recession before the end of this year, according to a Duke University/CFO Global Business Outlook survey.

In Kansas, Johnson County Community College recently raised tuition, citing concerns about a possible downturn.

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