Omaha, NE – Congress is on its Thanksgiving break, but a lot of issues remain on Capitol Hill. There's a farm bill stalled in the Senate, an appropriations bill waiting to be passed, and funding for the Iraq war remains a controversial topic. Second District Congressman Lee Terry says he and his colleagues also need to deal with energy legislation. During a visit to Omaha, Terry talked with Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp about the issues and the 2008 election.
Omaha, NE – The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce is forecasting continued economic growth in 2008, although it's not expected to match this summer's four percent pace. The Chamber 's 2008 Economic Outlook cites a housing slump, rising energy prices and credit tightening as some economic challenges next year. But Doctor Barry Asmus says those oil prices of $100 a barrel actually have a positive side. He spoke to about 700 business leaders today in Omaha.