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February 8, 2011 12:00 AM

Companies playing brinkmanship with jobs

Most Wichita-area residents breathed a sigh of relief in December when former Gov. Mark Parkinson, along with city and county officials, inked a $45 million deal for aviation manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft to maintain 4,000 jobs in Wichita.

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