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Clinton Raises Millions More as G.O.P. Strains to Field a Challenger
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has pressed ahead with an aggressive fund-raising campaign by taking in $6 million in the final three months of 2005. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 04:37:29 GMT)

Your Saturday's Go Guide
7:30 tonight at the Music Box, 150 Joe Orr Road. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 06:43:27 GMT)

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals to Acquire American Medical Instruments Holdings, Inc.
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held American Medical Instruments Holdings, Inc. , a leading independent manufacturer of specialty, single-use medical devices, for approximately $785 million in cash. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals to Acquire American Medical Instruments Holdings, Inc.
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held American Medical Instruments Holdings, Inc. , a leading independent manufacturer of specialty, single-use medical devices, for approximately CDN $900 million in cash. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 11:11:00 GMT)

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals to Acquire American Medical Instruments Holdings, Inc.
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held American Medical Instruments Holdings, Inc. , a leading independent manufacturer of specialty, single-use medical devices, for approximately CDN $900 million in cash. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 13:47:00 GMT)

Old scam with new wrinkle
Did you get a letter saying you had won a lottery and here's an enclosed check to help pay the taxes and or expenses? It's so simple, just cash it or deposit the check into your account -yes, it's a real check with a real bank. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 13:54:33 GMT)

Mayor’s 2006 State of the City:
Clearly this is an election year. And, though Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup isn’t up for re-election, he must have figured his new-found position as the lone Republican on the City Council might call for an extra year’s running start. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 14:55:00 GMT)

First Cash Financial Services Provides Additional Information Regarding Two-for-One Stock Split
As previously announced, the Board of Directors of First Cash Financial Services, Inc. approved a two-for-one split of the Company's common stock in the form of a stock dividend. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 16:25:00 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Advance; Shares of BCE Climb on Job Reductions
Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose, led by BCE Inc. after Canada's biggest phone company said it will spin off its rural phone lines into an income trust, buy back shares and cut jobs. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 17:21:53 GMT)

Global Cash Access Signs Carnival Cruise Lines to a Multi-Year Contract to Provide Credit Card and Debit Card Cash
LAS VEGAS----Feb. 1, 2006--Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a multi-year contract to use the credit card and debit card products and services of Global Cash Access , a leading provider of cash access products and related services to the gaming industry. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 17:40:00 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2006-02-01 18:00 GMT: Wall Street - U.S. stocks trade mixed; Boeing earnings boost the Dow - UPDATE 8
NEW YORK (AFX) -- U.S. stocks traded mostly higher Wednesday, with strong earnings from Boeing Co. helping the Dow Jones Industrial Average pace the advance. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 18:20:28 GMT)

Wednesday's Sports Transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS_Named Dave Malpass major league advance scout and Rob Guzik scout. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 22:20:54 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Rise; BCE, Research In Motion Shares Advance
Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose, paced by BCE Inc. after Canada's biggest phone company said it will spin off its rural phone lines, buy back shares and cut jobs. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 22:21:53 GMT)

COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Viola Lions Club Sausage Supper, 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Viola Community Hall, 100 N. Grice, Viola. All you can eat sausage, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and drink. Tickets $6.50 in advance, $7 at the door; children 5 through 10, $3.50; 4 and younger, free. Information, (620) 584-6634. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 22:34:47 GMT)

Rendell to ask for money to buoy bioscience research
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Gov. Ed Rendell will ask lawmakers to borrow $500 million to help advance bioscience research in Pennsylvania, although the Democrat's ideas faced immediate opposition from wary Republicans. (Wed, 01 Feb 2006 23:50:13 GMT)

Fording achieves strong 2005 fourth quarter results
Fording Canadian Coal Trust today announced strong fourth quarter results. Cash available for distribution for the fourth quarter of 2005 was $247 million compared with $61 million in 2004. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 01:04:00 GMT)

Wednesday's Sports Transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS_Named Dave Malpass major league advance scout and Rob Guzik scout. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 03:50:00 GMT)

Live Music Guide
ALLEY KATZ -- 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Brothers Past and Existor, 9 p.m. Friday, $7 in advance, $10 day of show. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 04:16:44 GMT)

House panel OKs bill to allow new kind of loan
A House panel has approved a bill that would let lenders offer a new type of consumer loan in Arizona, one with interest rates of up to 180 percent. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 05:09:57 GMT)

'My Money, My Life' pays off for at-risk teens
Like a lot of teenagers, Damian Rogers, of Carrick, needs to learn how to manage money wisely, not just spend it. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 05:25:22 GMT)

Rendell to ask for money to buoy bioscience research
HARRISBURG, Pa. - Gov. Ed Rendell will ask lawmakers to borrow $500 million to help advance bioscience research in Pennsylvania, although the Democrat's ideas faced immediate opposition from wary Republicans. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 07:08:48 GMT)

Wednesday's Sports Transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS_Named Dave Malpass major league advance scout and Rob Guzik scout. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 08:18:42 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Including Rio Tinto Advance; Shell Shares Decline
Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks including Rio Tinto Group advanced after the mining company said it will return cash to shareholders following a record second-half profit. Royal Dutch Shell Plc fell. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 08:49:28 GMT)

UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS: Agencies begin work to cash in on drones
Just like they did way before the base trimming round came about, state and city leaders are looking into the future to create an innovative economic development plan involving the commercialization of flying drones. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 09:04:21 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Including Rio Tinto Advance; Shell Shares Decline
Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks including Rio Tinto Group advanced. The mining company said it will return cash to shareholders following a record second-half profit. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 09:34:37 GMT)

Transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS–Named Dave Malpass major league advance scout and Rob Guzik scout. SEATTLE MARINERS–Extended its working agreement with Everett of the Northwest League through the 2008 season. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 09:57:55 GMT)

Live Music Guide
ALLEY KATZ -- 10 Walnut Alley, 643-2816. Brothers Past and Existor, 9 p.m. Friday, $7 in advance, $10 day of show. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 10:10:55 GMT)

LoanMax owner donates to leaders; recipients say they’re impervious
The owner of the state’s largest title loan company, which lends money at 264% annual interest and reposes cars for those who don’t pay, poured more... (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 10:18:01 GMT)

'No more early payroll for direct deposit teachers'
Public school teachers who used to receive their biweekly payroll early through direct deposit procedures will no longer get their salaries ahead of their counterparts. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 11:46:08 GMT)

Wednesday's Sports Transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS_Named Dave Malpass major league advance scout and Rob Guzik scout. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 12:10:20 GMT)

States offered cash to cut power use
THE states will be offered cash incentives to roll out smart electricity meters to promote more efficient energy use and competition in the national electricity market. - (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:00:16 GMT)

UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS: Agencies begin work to cash in on drones
Just like they did way before the base trimming round came about, state and city leaders are looking into the future to create an innovative economic development plan involving the commercialization of flying drones. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 13:10:19 GMT)

Mayor’s 2006 State of the City:
Clearly this is an election year. And, though Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup isn’t up for re-election, he must have figured his new-found position as the lone Republican on the City Council might call for an extra year’s running start. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 14:55:01 GMT)

Weaker at the start
Stocks slipped Thursday morning as signs of inflation in the morning's economic report gave investors an impetus to cash out after the previous session's advance. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 15:03:41 GMT)

Quick Tax Loans Skim Billions From Taxpayer Refunds; Consumer Groups Warn Taxpayers to Avoid High-Cost Fast Tax Loans
The W-2s have all been sent and it's the height of the tax season in poor communities, especially for the millions of working families who get the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Yet again, tax preparers and their partner banks will be siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars from these refunds by selling high cost refund anticipation loans (RALs). (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 16:08:31 GMT)

Global Cash Access Renews Multi-Year Contracts with Pinnacle Entertainment
LAS VEGAS----Feb. 2, 2006--Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. has signed multi-year agreements to renew its use of the products and services of Global Cash Access , a leading provider of cash access products and related services to the gaming industry. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 18:02:00 GMT)

Payday Loan Proposal
A South Dakota House committee has approved a measure aimed at giving borrowers some additional protection when they get short-term loans at high interest rates. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 19:14:52 GMT)

Amazon.com Announces Free Cash Flow Surpassed $500 Million for the First Time
SEATTLE----Feb. 2, 2006--Amazon.com, Inc. today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 21:01:00 GMT)

SAVVIS Reports 2005 Revenue up 8%, to $667 Million, Operating Cash Flow Improved $90 Million
ST. LOUIS----Feb. 2, 2006--SAVVIS, Inc. : -- Q4 revenue of $171.5 million increased 3% from Q4 2004 and from Q3 2005 -- Q4 Adjusted EBITDA of $22.3 million, up 21% from Q4 2004 and 2% from Q3 2005 -- Q4 positive cash flow of $10.4 million; operating cash flow of $31.3 million (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 21:10:00 GMT)

Knox County on warning list
Complete local and regional news, local business directory including restaurants, local classifieds and Central Illinois information. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 23:00:17 GMT)

Military asks Legislature to target payday loans
To Rear Adm. William French, the stories keep coming like waves — many of his sailors are adrift in a sea of debt, often at the mercy of payday lenders. (Thu, 02 Feb 2006 23:21:30 GMT)

Military Calls For More Restrictions On Payday Lenders
While 15 states have strict regulations on payday lending, current Washington law allows 15 percent interest on a 14-day loan, which can produce an annual rate as high as 391 percent. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 00:30:23 GMT)

Payday USA Cash Advance Robbed
Bowling Green police say the thief entered "Payday USA Cash Advance" on the U.S. 31w Bypass at 10:12 a.m. today. A white male wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and a navy blue bandana over his face, carried a long-barrel, dark-colored handgun. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 02:06:03 GMT)

Panel debates car-title loans
A House of Delegates subcommittee heard dramatically different proposals yesterday for dealing with an emerging car-title loan industry in Virginia. Del. Harvey B. Morgan, R-Middlesex, wants to cap the interest of car-title loans at 36 percent per year, which some think would kill the industry here. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 04:29:50 GMT)

Raids snare underworld suspects: Cops recover coke, cash and hand cannons
A former associate of Boston crime boss Stephen Flemmi was among three suspected mobsters nabbed yesterday during a blitz of search warrant executions that began at 6 a.m. and stretched into last night. When... (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 05:23:05 GMT)

Illinois Title Inc. Fined By State
The state of Illinois is making a popular payday loan business pay up. Illinois Title, Inc. must shell-out more than $27,000 a day for failing to track loans. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 05:37:21 GMT)

Taiwan Shares Rise 1 Percent
Taiwan shares rose Friday, catching up with a rally in the Japanese market. Steel shares led the advance. The Weighted Price Index of the Taiwan Stock Exchange gained 62.42 points, or 1 percent, to 6,594.6. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 07:07:06 GMT)

Tighter restrictions are sought on Utah's payday lenders
Here's Jean Ann Fox's analogy about payday lenders: They're like the guy who gets pulled over for speeding and says, "But officer, I can't be doing 80 miles per hour, I've only been on the road for 10 minutes." (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 07:32:00 GMT)

European Energy Stocks May Decline; Steelmakers May Advance
Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- European energy stocks such as BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc may add to yesterday's losses as crude oil traded near a three-week low in New York. Benchmark indexes across the region will likely open little changed. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 07:51:26 GMT)

Panel debates car-title loans
A House of Delegates subcommittee heard dramatically different proposals yesterday for dealing with an emerging car-title loan industry in Virginia. Del. Harvey B. Morgan, R-Middlesex, wants to cap the interest of car-title loans at 36 percent per year, which some think would kill the industry here. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 09:07:34 GMT)

My opinion Jim Kiser: Rays of light appear amid payday-loan gloom
So far this session, legislators have introduced five bills aimed at curbing the excesses of payday lenders. Unfortunately, none of the bills would effectively restrain the companies that profit by exploiting the financial problems of Arizona residents. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 10:29:52 GMT)

Police looking for robbery suspect
Bowling Green Police Department officers are looking for a man responsible for an armed robbery earlier today at Payday USA Cash Advance at 1411 U.S. 31-W By-Pass. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 15:55:40 GMT)

Military calls for restrictions on payday lenders
OLYMPIA, Wash. — To Rear Adm. William French, the stories keep coming like waves — many of his sailors are adrift in a sea of debt, often at the mercy of payday lenders. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 17:44:38 GMT)

Local News Briefs: BGPD searching for armed robber
Bowling Green Police Department officers are looking for a man responsible for an armed robbery Thursday morning at Payday USA Cash Advance at 1411 U.S. 31-W By-Pass. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 18:27:22 GMT)

Plenty of potholes in Toll Road proposal
Leasing the Indiana Toll Road is a short-term fix to a long-term problem and a terrible idea. It is the same as going to a payday loan center. The state is doing an excellent job managing the Toll Road and the profits are used to improve Indiana roads. (Fri, 03 Feb 2006 19:44:55 GMT)

NMC returns to 'advance status' with Pell
Here's a piece of good news for the Northern Marianas College: The Pell Grant Program has reverted the college's status to "advance status," which means all is well again, at least in the administration of this grant program. (Sat, 04 Feb 2006 08:00:49 GMT)

Singles
To list an event, send a fax to Antionette D. Griffith at 313-222-5985, e-mail her at agriffith@freepress.com or write her at Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, Detroit 48226. Please send notices at least three weeks in advance. (Sat, 04 Feb 2006 10:02:01 GMT)

Parent Inventors Turn Brainchild Into Cash
Some who have an idea for a baby product can license it to others and collect royalties, while a few make and market their own inventions. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 03:17:22 GMT)

Panel debates car-title loans
A House of Delegates subcommittee heard dramatically different proposals yesterday for dealing with an emerging car-title loan industry in Virginia. Del. Harvey B. Morgan, R-Middlesex, wants to cap the interest of car-title loans at 36 percent per year, which some think would kill the industry here. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 06:53:54 GMT)

Parent Inventors Turn Brainchild Into Cash
Some who have an idea for a baby product can license it to others and collect royalties, while a few make and market their own inventions. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 08:08:59 GMT)

Pocono Record - Story
Advance America, the local payday loan emporium, may be a disastrous financial step backward for most borrowers, consumer advocates warn. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 08:12:24 GMT)

Keep cash close at hand
During the early days of international bicycle touring, cyclists would hide coins and valuables in the tubing of their bicycle frames to evade robbers. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 08:32:51 GMT)

Payday lenders sue more clients
Payday-loan customers in Tucson are learning that if they don't pay, they can expect to be sued. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 10:36:24 GMT)

Local briefs: Robber uses chemical spray; Super Bowl traffic patrols
Jackson police had few leads as they searched for a lone robber who used a can of chemical spray to rob the Money Now cash advance location at 1660 S. Highland Ave. on Saturday. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 11:34:39 GMT)

Bulletin Board: Community announcements for Feb. 5
Monday - Kentucky School for the Deaf and Martin Luther King Boulevard, 10:30-10:45 a.m.; East Walnut Street, 11-11:10 a.m.; Alum Springs Church of God, 11:30-11:45 a.m.; AME Church Road, noon-12:10 p.m.; Cash Road, 1-1:20 p.m.; Tank Pond Road, 1:30-1:45 p.m.; Lebanon Road, 1:45-2 p.m.; and Parksville Baptist Church, 2-2:15 p.m.; A Children's Place, 2:20-2:30 p.m. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 14:05:36 GMT)

Gloria: A wakeup call to fight poverty Stampede probers find security lapses
PRESIDENT Arroyo yesterday said the stampede Saturday in Pasig, which killed 74 people among thousands who flocked to the Philsports arena (formerly ULTRA) for a popular TV show that is giving away cash and prizes, should serve as a wakeup call for everyone to work together in addressing poverty. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 14:08:45 GMT)

Solid finish keys IL mat playoff win
Indian Land finished in a flurry to advance to the second round of the Class AA-A state wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon. IL, 20-5, captured six of the final seven weight classes to key the Warriors to a 51-28 win over the Swansea Tigers. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 14:18:08 GMT)

Payday Loan companies increase suits against borrowers
TUCSON, Ariz. If you borrow money from a payday loan company, don't think you can just walk away if you can't pay it back. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 18:14:29 GMT)

'When a Stranger Calls' Scares Up $22M
Horror fans remained on the line for "When a Stranger Calls," a remake of the scary movie about a terrorized baby sitter that debuted at No. 1 with $22 million over the typically sluggish Super Bowl weekend. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 22:55:31 GMT)

LOCAL NEWS
SANTA FE -- Isabell Trujillo told lawmakers Friday that she took out a payday loan when she needed additional money to pay medical bills. Unable to pay off that loan, she took another. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 23:03:58 GMT)

Australian Dollar May Advance on Outlook for Commodity Sales
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar may advance on speculation accelerating global economic growth will bolster demand for the country's commodity exports and the currency. (Sun, 05 Feb 2006 23:50:55 GMT)

Australian Dollar May Advance on Outlook for Commodity Sales
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar may advance on speculation global economic growth will bolster purchases of the country's commodity exports and the currency. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 01:35:58 GMT)

MONEY MATTERS
Payday loans don't have caps I just found out that my 20-year-old son got a loan from this outfit down the street. He was going to pay $75 to borrow $500 for two weeks. I told him to march right back there the next day and cancel the loan. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 05:10:09 GMT)

Zimbabwe power cut ‘was planned’
ZIMBABWE faces rolling black-outs in the coming weeks because of inadequate coal supplies at the country’s thermal power plants and a cash crunch. This comes as Eskom said at the weekend that power was temporarily suspended to Zimbabwe, due to planned maintenance at its generation plants. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 05:32:27 GMT)

IN OUR SCHOOLS: Eight Grand Forks students win school geography bees
Eight students from Grand Forks have won their school geography bees, making them eligible to advance to state competition March 31. They are: Chris Echols, 12, a seventh-grader at Twining Middle School. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 09:03:36 GMT)

Humana Inc. Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.----Feb. 6, 2006--Humana Inc. : 2005 consolidated revenues of $14.4 billion 4Q05 EPS up 34 percent 2005 cash flows from operations of more than $625 million Medical membership of 7.1 million at December 31, 2005 (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 10:00:00 GMT)

Lawsuits by payday loan firms increasing
TUCSON - Borrowers who fail to repay payday loans are increasingly finding they can't just walk away from the debt. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 11:00:45 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Humana, Chevron Shares Climb
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose as a higher-than-expected sales forecast from Humana Inc., the fifth- largest U.S. health insurance provider, signaled to some investors that corporate profit growth will exceed analysts' estimates this year. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 13:23:14 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Humana, Hasbro Shares Gain
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose as earnings reports from Humana Inc. and Hasbro Inc. suggested companies will be able to sustain profit growth this year. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 14:34:23 GMT)

Canadian Stocks May Advance With Crude Oil and Gold Prices
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks may rise along with crude oil priced after Iran, the world's fourth-largest producer, said it would pursue nuclear research, defying the United Nations. Canadian Oil Sands Trust shares may advance. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 14:37:03 GMT)

Global Cash Access Signs Multi-Year Contract with Station Casinos
LAS VEGAS----Feb. 6, 2006--Global Cash Access , a leading provider of cash access products and related services to the gaming industry, announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with Station Casinos, Inc. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 14:47:00 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on Earnings; Shares of Hasbro, Alcoa Gain
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose as earnings reports from Hasbro Inc. suggested companies will be able to sustain profit growth this year. Analyst upgrades on companies including Alcoa Inc. also helped strengthen the outlook for corporate earnings. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 14:53:03 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Advance as Crude Oil, Gold Rise on Iran Tension
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose along with crude- oil and gold prices after Iran, the world's fourth-largest oil producer, said it would pursue nuclear research in defiance of the United Nations. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 17:06:49 GMT)

Alcoa, Alcan Shares Advance on Upgrades
Aluminum producers -- including giants Alcoa and Alcan -- saw their stocks advance Monday, as investors digested Friday's favorable reports suggesting high aluminum prices would boost the industry to better earnings. (Mon, 06 Feb 2006 18:56:46 GMT)

Bank alternatives look for payday in Middle America
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (MarketWatch) -- Payday lenders are spreading to Main Street and the suburbs. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:40:42 GMT)

House approves bill to regulate payday lending
SANTA FE A proposal to regulate short-term or payday loans has been approved today by the House. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 03:19:06 GMT)

House OKs bill to regulate payday lending
SANTA FE -- A proposal to regulate short-term or payday loans was approved Monday by the House. Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup, said the proposal sought to balance the concerns of lenders and consumer advocates, who contend people become trapped in debt because of the high-cost loans. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 12:11:07 GMT)

Optimizing Your Cash Flow Featured on Kauffman eVenturing(TM)
KANSAS CITY, Mo.----Feb. 7, 2006--Effective cash management, while important for all companies, literally can make the difference between success and failure for a growth-oriented entrepreneurial business. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 13:50:00 GMT)

House approves bill to regulate payday lending
SANTA FE -- A proposal to regulate short-term or payday loans has been approved today by the House. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 16:21:06 GMT)

Councilor mulls charges against hospital
DAVAO CITY -- Councilor Bonifacio E. Militar said he would file charges against the administrators of San Pedro Hospital for demanding a cash deposit before starting treatment on his seriously injured sister. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 16:27:36 GMT)

UNF free enterprise students headed to national competition
A team of students from the University of North Florida won a regional free enterprise competition and will advance to the national competition. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 16:31:28 GMT)

Councilor vows to sue hospital
DAVAO City Councilor Bonifacio E. Militar said he would file charges against the administrators of San Pedro Hospital for demanding a cash deposit before starting treatment on his seriously injured sister. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 16:40:09 GMT)

Check Exchange Admits to Making More Than 3,000 Illegal Payday Loans Over Seven-Month Period
SACRAMENTO, Calif.----Feb. 7, 2006--The California Department of Corporations announced it has settled administrative actions against Saverio Lanni, a resident of Los Angeles, for making more than 3,000 payday loans without a state license. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 19:33:00 GMT)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Check Exchange Admits to Making More Than 3,000 Illegal Payday Loans Over Seven-Month Period
SACRAMENTO, Calif.----Feb. 7, 2006--Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 21:30:00 GMT)

Payday lender sues Google over use of its name
An Indiana payday loan provider has reportedly sued Google Inc., claiming it is illegally usng its name to steer business to its rivals. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 22:55:34 GMT)

Crescent Gold Limited: Quarterly Report-31 December 2005
Crescent Gold Limited (ASX:CRE) - HIGHLIGHTS A$8.9m cash received, A$12m cash total. - Some 49.5m of the total 67m CREO's were exercised, raising A$8.9m; - The company can proceed with production with a strong balance sheet. (Tue, 07 Feb 2006 23:18:31 GMT)

LOVING PAYDAY LOANS
G.W. Schulz's article "Every Day's a Payday" [1/25/06] failed to mention a few key facts. Payday advance customers are not poor. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 01:34:56 GMT)

State bars Lomita payday loan shop
A Los Angeles man who regulators claim made more than 3,000 payday loans without a state license has agreed to be barred from offering the service, officials said Tuesday. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 08:37:35 GMT)

Vanguard Explorer
. Both had experienced huge cash inflows in January." Gigantic cash inflows into gold and precious metals? So much money that that they are swamped with all that cash? Wow! Remember what I said about what happens to the price when demand goes up? (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 13:56:59 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Rise as Cisco's Forecast Lifts Technology Shares
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose after Cisco Systems Inc.'s sales forecast rekindled optimism about profit growth. Computer-related companies, which had slumped since fourth- quarter earnings season began, led the advance. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 15:52:50 GMT)

Payday Loan Company Encourages Borrowers to Take Advantage of Getting Cash Advance Loans Online
Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) February 8, 2006 -- Joshua Landy, President of Cashproceeds.com, a premier online payday loan company, today announces the newly launched, easy to qualify for, online cash advance and payday loan service. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 16:20:00 GMT)

Councilor scoffs off hospital probe
COUNCILOR Bonifacio E. Militar scoffed at the suggestion of San Pedro Hospital legal counsel for an investigation into his claim of a cash deposit demand as a prerequisite for medical attention. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 16:51:00 GMT)

Payday Loan Company Encourages Borrowers to Take Advantage of Getting Cash Advance Loans Online
At the newly launched premier online payday loan service, www.Cashproceeds.com, cash advances will be quick, confidential and secure. [PRWEB Feb 8, 2006] (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 17:06:24 GMT)

Payday lender sues Google over use of its name
An Indiana payday loan provider has reportedly sued Google Inc., claiming it is illegally using its name to steer business to its rivals. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 17:52:37 GMT)

SonicWall To Acquire MailFrontier
SonicWall on Wednesday said it plans to buy e-mail security company MailFrontier for $31 million in cash. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 17:54:20 GMT)

Stocks advance on Cisco outlook, Pfizer plans
U.S. stocks gained on Wednesday after earnings from Cisco Systems Inc. beat analysts' estimates and the communications equipment maker gave a positive forecast, lifting prospects for the technology sector. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 18:55:57 GMT)

Stocks advance on Cisco outlook, Pfizer plans
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks gained on Wednesday after earnings from Cisco Systems Inc. CSCO.O beat analysts' estimates and the communications equipment maker gave a positive forecast, lifting prospects for the technology sector. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 19:10:30 GMT)

US stocks advance
US stocks gained overnight after earnings from Cisco Systems beat analysts' estimates and the communications equipment maker gave a positive forecast, lifting prospects for the technology sector. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 19:16:38 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance; Cisco's Forecast Lifts Technology Shares
Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose after Cisco Systems Inc.'s sales forecast rekindled optimism about profit growth. Computer-related companies, which had slumped since fourth- quarter earnings season began, led the advance. (Wed, 08 Feb 2006 20:38:09 GMT)

Dollar May Advance; Jobs Report to Fuel U.S. Rate Speculation
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- The dollar may gain for a second day on speculation a U.S. government report today will show jobless claims were less than 300,000 for the longest stretch in more than five years, strengthening calls for higher interest rates. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 06:51:16 GMT)

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE needed. Outgoing people person a must. Customer Service experience a plus. Check Into Cash Payday Advance Center, 1101 E. Stone Dr., Ste 8, Kingsport, TN 37660. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 08:01:55 GMT)

7-Eleven to cash Block’s tax refund loan checks
H&R Block Inc. and 7-Eleven Inc. signed a three-year agreement Wednesday that enables Block customers to cash refund loan checks at 1,100 7-Eleven stores in the United States. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 08:12:27 GMT)

On stage
HARLEM WIZARDS vs. SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL STAFF, 7 p.m. Friday, Southside High School gym, 777 S. Main St., Elmira. Tickets: $6 advance, $8 at door; available by calling 607/735-3200 or 733-6232. Proceeds benefit Southside High School's Project Graduation. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 08:42:36 GMT)

Global Cash Access Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Financial Results
LAS VEGAS----Feb. 9, 2006--Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. Results discussed in this release are unaudited, and changes may occur as a result of the annual audit of financial statements which is presently ongoing. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 14:00:00 GMT)

EZCORP: All That Glitters...
EZCORP (Nasdaq: EZPW - News) isn't a household name, but its business reaches more and more households every day. The company operates 281 pawn shops and 242 short-term loan centers, charging cash-strapped consumers dizzyingly high interest rates for a quick loan. Business has boomed lately, with sales and earnings growing at double-digit rates. But behind the numbers, management and legislative (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 14:53:11 GMT)

7-Eleven to cash Block’s tax refund loan checks
H&R Block Inc. and 7-Eleven Inc. signed a three-year agreement Wednesday that enables Block customers to cash refund loan checks at 1,100 7-Eleven stores in the United States. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 17:02:02 GMT)

'Wowowee' tragedy compels us to consider public safety issues
Imagine you're destitute and struggling to survive. Then, an opportunity to win cash, a vehicle or a home comes your way. You'd jump at the chance, wouldn't you? (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 17:03:46 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance; FTSE 100 Has Biggest Gain in Three Months
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks rose, sending the benchmark FTSE 100 Index to its biggest gain in three months. BG Group Plc jumped after the energy producer reported earnings that beat analysts' estimates. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 18:34:17 GMT)

Lionsgate Reports Fiscal 2006 Third Quarter Revenue of $231.0 Million, Net Income of $3.1 Million and Free Cash Flow of
Lionsgate , the leading independent filmed entertainment studio, today reported $231.0 million in revenues, net income of $3.1 million, EBITDA of $7.8 million and free cash flow of $19.2 million for its fiscal 2006 third quarter ended December 31, 2005. (Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:02:00 GMT)

Tesco finally goes global with bold advance on to Wal-Mart's home turf
When Tesco plants its blue, red and white banner on Californian soil next year, the US is likely to become the 13th country that the British retailer does business in. (Fri, 10 Feb 2006 00:55:00 GMT)

Tighter payday-lending bills stall
A legislative committee has turned back attempts to rein in payday lending and the emerging car-title lending business in Virginia. The House Commerce and Labor Committee voted last night to table a proposal creating a database for enforcing regulation of Virginia's 700 payday lending shops. (Fri, 10 Feb 2006 06:04:20 GMT)

Tighter payday-lending bills stall
A legislative committee has turned back attempts to rein in payday lending and the emerging car-title lending business in Virginia. The House Commerce and Labor Committee voted last night to table a proposal creating a database for enforcing regulation of Virginia's 700 payday lending shops. (Fri, 10 Feb 2006 06:08:09 GMT)

Singles
To list an event, send a fax to Antionette D. Griffith at 313-222-5985, e-mail her at agriffith@freepress.com or write her at Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, Detroit 48226. Please send notices at least three weeks in advance. (Fri, 10 Feb 2006 10:02:55 GMT)

Today's Community Calendar
FANTASY ISLAND CHARITY CARE SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION will be held at 5 p.m. at the Rochester American Legion Function Hall, 94 Eastern Ave., Rochester. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Reserve tickets: 335-1770, (800) 660-1770, ext. 104 or e-mail cparis@thehomemakers.org. (Fri, 10 Feb 2006 13:59:01 GMT)

Tucson Water Bills Should Soon Be Missing Something
Most Tucsonans are familiar with the order to “Be Water Smart.” It’s on the back of their Tucson Water bill. But the places listed inside where people can pay, such as Loan Mart/Payday Loans, Money Mart, and Quik Cash, are what some Tucson city councilmembers describe as the wrong direction. (Sat, 11 Feb 2006 01:46:11 GMT)

Auditors Find Huge Fraud in FEMA Aid
A report suggests that the $2.3 billion federal relief program after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was a victim of extensive fraud. (Sat, 11 Feb 2006 04:22:45 GMT)

News Archive: January 2001
Sega says... - 21:45 PM CST Sega gives release dates for three upcoming GBA titles. Sonic Advance worldwide at the U.S. GBA launch. Chu Chu Gameboy - 14:18 PM CST Contained within is all kinds of Sega related news including the announcment of Chu Chu Rocket for the Gameboy Advance. (Sat, 11 Feb 2006 08:11:57 GMT)

Strand cheers big-haul holiday
For Grand Strand cash registers, the fact that Valentine's Day comes mid-week is a plus, bringing business to a typically slower weekday in the slowest season of the year. (Sat, 11 Feb 2006 08:13:38 GMT)

REAL ESTATE: How to maximize your tax savings on second home
This is another in a series of realty tax tips. If you're among the millions of taxpayers who own secondary residences, you can maximize tax savings from your vacation or second home. Depending on your personal use time, advance tax planning can save hundreds or even thousands of tax dollars. (Sat, 11 Feb 2006 08:18:19 GMT)

Judge suspends Payday Loan Reform Act
Complete local and regional news, local business directory including restaurants, local classifieds and Central Illinois information. (Sat, 11 Feb 2006 09:07:22 GMT)

REAL ESTATE: How to maximize your tax savings on second home
This is another in a series of realty tax tips. If you're among the millions of taxpayers who own secondary residences, you can maximize tax savings from your vacation or second home. Depending on your personal use time, advance tax planning can save hundreds or even thousands of tax dollars. (Sat, 11 Feb 2006 22:01:14 GMT)

Homebuyers cash in
A MORTGAGE price war has broken out south of the Border, but Scottish institutions have been slow to respond to the cutthroat competition for home loan business. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 00:59:44 GMT)

Payday loan bill revised By Zsombor Peter Staff Writer
GALLUP — A bill that would impose new consumer protection rules on the payday lending industry continues its march through the New Mexico Legislature this week. But it's not quite the bill it was when it first showed up in Santa Fe. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 02:01:32 GMT)

Manny Legace to appear on cold hard cash night
Time: 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets: Available at The Zone and all Star Tickets Plus outlets, including West Michigan Meijer stores. Charge by phone at (616) 222-4000 / (800) 585-3737 or visit griffinshockey.com. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 04:13:33 GMT)

SIX-FIGURE BIDDING WAR LOOMS OVER JENKINS TALE
SION Jenkins could be set to cash in with a £100,000 book deal on his prison and court experiences. The former deputy headmaster walked free last week after jurors at his third trial for the murder of his 13-year-old step-daughter Billie-Jo failed to reach a verdict. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 05:43:01 GMT)

Talent showcase
The third annual Talent Night Star Night Showcase is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the School of Discovery's Pickard Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $4 for children age 10 and under. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 06:34:20 GMT)

Opinion by Kathy Kristof: Personal Finance: Have an invention? Here's how to cash in
Holly Baxter was a stay-at-home mom looking for ways to make ends meet when she met Laine Caspi in a parents group. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 07:25:47 GMT)

Tax Tips: Sales tax on building materials is deductible
I am building a new home on a cost-plus basis, meaning I pay for everything plus a commission to the builder. I advance money to the builder to pay for all purchases, then advance more as more funds are needed. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 08:04:23 GMT)

It doesn't take much to see that chronic cash shortage is harmful
You've got to hand it to Speaker Mark Forbes. He certainly has a lot of guts. The good senator calls for a round-table public policy leadership summit to address all of Guam's problems. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 17:03:28 GMT)

Strand cheers big-haul holiday
For Grand Strand cash registers, the fact that Valentine's Day comes mid-week is a plus, bringing business to a typically slower weekday in the slowest season of the year. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 17:43:17 GMT)

Wallet tightening
A crackdown on payday lenders was watered down, killed, then resurrected. It now goes to a vote in the House of Delegates. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 20:02:27 GMT)

House report finds local, federal failings in Katrina response
Unheeded warnings, poor planning and apathy in recognizing the scope of Hurricane Katrina's destruction led to the slow emergency response from the White House down to local parishes, a House investigation concludes. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:28:06 GMT)

Report: Government-Wide Katrina Failings
Unheeded warnings, poor planning and apathy in recognizing the scope of Hurricane Katrina's destruction led to the slow emergency response from the White House down to local parishes, a House investigation concludes. (Sun, 12 Feb 2006 23:45:10 GMT)

Wallet tightening
A crackdown on payday lenders was watered down, killed, then resurrected. It now goes to a vote in the House of Delegates. (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 00:44:09 GMT)

Talent showcase
The third annual Talent Night Star Night Showcase is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the School of Discovery's Pickard Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $4 for children age 10 and under. (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 02:34:33 GMT)

Kristof: Inventive parents can turn bright ideas into cash
Holly Baxter was a stay-at-home mom looking for ways to make ends meet when she met Laine Caspi in a parents group. Caspi had recently started marketing a baby carrier that she'd designed, and she offered Baxter a deal: Think of a baby product worth selling, and Caspi would get it to market and give her a percentage of the proceeds. (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 06:49:31 GMT)

Prosper: The eBay of Loans?
E-Loan co-founder Chris Larsen's online marketplace matches lenders and borrowers. Banks and "payday" outfits alike will be watching closely (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 08:43:35 GMT)

Beware Of Tax Refund Loans
Why pay fees and surcharges on your own money when the IRS typically sends refunds within ten to 14 days? (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 11:12:16 GMT)

Under Siege
An information war is breaking out on multiple fronts, with journalists caught in the crossfire. (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 11:42:36 GMT)

Beware Of Tax Refund Loans
Why pay fees and surcharges on your own money when the IRS typically sends refunds within ten to 14 days? (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 11:50:52 GMT)

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