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February 3, 2017
Creighton Accounting Students Offer Free Tax Preparation Help

KETV, Feb. 2, 2017
Creighton University accounting students are volunteering their time during the month of February, helping Nebraska residents file their taxes for free. It's all a part of an IRS sponsored program where volunteers help taxpayers who make $54,000 or less, those with disabilities and people with limited English file at no charge.
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Creighton Survey Shows Jump in Midwest Economy

Radio Iowa, Feb. 2, 2017
“We’re seeing some job additions in the manufacturing sector,” Creighton economist Ernie Goss says. “Almost one-third of the businesses reported that finding and hiring qualified workers was an issue and that still remains an issue.” The survey shows the region added manufacturing jobs at the swiftest pace since August of 2014.
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SD Leads as Midwest Economic Survey Suggests More Improvement in January

Capital Journal, Feb. 1, 2017
"This is the third consecutive month the index has increased, and (it) points to an improving regional manufacturing economy," said Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who oversees the survey. "I expect this to generate even healthier growth for both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing for the first half of 2017."
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CattleFax CEO: Commodity Price Stabilization Expected in '17

Wisconsin AgConnection, Feb. 3, 2017
Meteorologist Art Douglas, professor emeritus at Creighton University, said the signs of a return to El Nino conditions are already becoming apparent in the Pacific Ocean, which bodes well for portions of the country.
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2017 Weather Forecast Looks Positive for Cattle Country

Beef Magazine, Feb. 3, 2017
“We had an El Niño from 2014 through April 2016 and guess what’s happening? There’s a brand new El Niño. Warm water temperatures have suddenly developed off the coast of South America starting to extend westward into the South Pacific,” says the Creighton University professor emeritus and long-time CattleFax weatherman.
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