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Senate Democrats reserve $25M for ads
Flush with cash, the Senate Democratic campaign organization has reserved more than $25 million worth of television advertising time for the fall, the bulk of it aimed at toppling Republican incumbents in Ohio, Missouri and Pennsylvania. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 01:56:40 GMT)

Police hunt man in payday store robberies
Newport News and Hampton police are looking for a man who may have robbed five payday loan stores in July. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 08:44:45 GMT)

NATIONAL BRIEFS
Senate Democratic group flush with cash (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 09:33:57 GMT)

Investors take interest in lending auction site
Potential borrowers give reasons for loan, rate they're willing to pay on Prosper.com. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 10:16:49 GMT)

Qwest Reports Higher Sequential Net Income, Continued Margin Expansion, and Strong Free Cash Flow
DENVER----Aug. 1, 2006--Qwest Communications International Inc. : Unaudited Seq. Y over Y Q2 2006 Q1 2006 Change Q2 2005 Change Operating Revenues $ 3,472 $3,476 % $3,470 0.0% Net Income 117 88 33% nm Net Income per Diluted Share 0.06 0.05 20% nm ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Improved Earnings Per Share of $0.06 EBITDA Margin Advances 330 Basis Points (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 11:01:00 GMT)

Senate Democrats to plow cash into ads
WASHINGTON — Flush with cash, the Senate Democratic campaign organization has reserved more than $25 million worth of television advertising time for the fall, the bulk of it aimed at toppling Republican incumbents in Ohio, Missouri and Pennsylvania. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 11:32:16 GMT)

Armed robbery at Payroll Advance
On Friday, July 28, about 3:30 p.m., Moberly Police were dispatched to Payroll Advance at 1100 North Morley, Suite C in reference to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred, according to a report from Sgt. Kevin Palmatory, Public Information Officer for the Moberly Police Department. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 13:28:15 GMT)

Gray Power: Avoiding payday loans
Contact your creditors to see if they will give you more time to pay your bills. That way you can pay them when you have the funds available. Borrow from a friend or family member. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 13:36:43 GMT)

Robber eludes officers
BUCYRUS -- Officers are still on the lookout for a man who robbed a local check cashing store at gunpoint Friday evening. Officers responded to a 911 call at 6:51 p.m. Friday at the National Cash Advance, 963 Hopley Ave. in the Suburban Shopping Center. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 15:15:55 GMT)

State officials file new payday lending regulations
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Attorney General Patricia Madrid have filed new payday lending regulations that they say are designed to better protect consumers against predatory lending practices. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 19:37:00 GMT)

CME Cattle Review: Live Cattle Flat-Weak, Await Cash News
CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle closed steady to weak amid profit taking after Monday's slight gains, spreading and jockeying in advance of this week's anticipated cash trade. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 19:44:20 GMT)

Payday loans; in over your head?
When you need money there are several options. You can get a bank loan, use a credit card, borrow from a friend or family member or, as is becoming increasingly popular, use a payday lender to make ends meet. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 21:08:10 GMT)

Consumer spending up 0.2 percent in June
Consumer spending was sluggish in June as Americans had to divert more cash to filling up their gas tanks and a key inflation gauge rose at the fastest clip in more than a decade. (Tue, 01 Aug 2006 22:02:13 GMT)

The top 10 players on the cash chart descend on Omaha for Cox Classic
Last year, Jason Gore won the Cox Classic to advance to the PGA Tour. This year, Tripp Isenhour has the same opportunity. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 00:12:03 GMT)

Payday loan firm faces charges
PASADENA - A payday loan company with offices in Arcadia and Eagle Rock faces allegations of deceptive business practices and fraud in a complaint filed Tuesday by the California Attorney General's Office. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 07:18:04 GMT)

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces Record Quarterly Production and Strong Quarterly Cash Flow
Canadian Natural Resources Limited: (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 09:00:00 GMT)

London afternoon: Cadbury heads advance
Expectations of a better start in the US helped London's top stocks hold gains into the afternoon, with a rally at Cadbury Schweppes cancelling falls among a number of ex-dividend blue chips. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 12:45:07 GMT)

QC Holdings profit falls on higher revenue
Higher costs for growth at its branches and fees for its evaluation of a potential acquisition drove payday loan company QC Holdings Inc.'s lower second-quarter earnings, but revenue rose from the same period last year. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 12:47:17 GMT)

Lessons From Losers
The mutual fund universe runs thousands of options deep. And the marketing information out there tells you why each and every one of those mutual funds deserves your hard-earned cash. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 15:53:47 GMT)

Lockyer Sues Pay Day Loan Company Over Small Claims
Attorney General Bill Lockyer yesterday filed a $2 million-plus lawsuit against a local pay day loan company for violating a state law that prohibits such businesses from suing for triple the amount of the check when customers’ bank accounts do not hold sufficient funds to honor post-dated checks written to secure the loan. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 16:18:36 GMT)

N.M. unveils payday lending regulations
Posted 12:30 p.m. SANTA FE - New payday lending regulations aimed at protecting consumers against predatory practices have been unveiled. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 18:07:52 GMT)

Barrick Reports Record Earnings and Cash Flow; Legacy Placer Dome Gold Hedge Position Eliminated
Barrick Gold Corporation(TSX: ABX)(LSE: BGD)(SWX: ABX)(EURONEXT PARIS: ABX) - (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 20:05:00 GMT)

Brazil: Up the Amazon... Without Cash
By Joe David Friends unexpectedly received from me a postcard from Manaus, Brazil of a scantily dressed Indian energetically dancing in a jungle clearing. The card read: Don't I look great in my thong and tan? Ran out of money up the Amazon and had to go native to raise cash. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 21:00:02 GMT)

Australian Dollar May Fall, `Lacking Fresh Leads' to Advance
Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar may fall as investors stop adding to bets on the currency in the wake of the central bank's interest rate increase yesterday. (Wed, 02 Aug 2006 23:57:34 GMT)

Barrick Reports Record Earnings and Cash Flow; Legacy Placer Dome Gold Hedge Position Eliminated
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX)(TSX: ABX)(LSE: BGD)(SWX: ABX)(EURONEXT PARIS: ABX) - (Thu, 03 Aug 2006 00:15:33 GMT)

Amtelecom Income Fund reports second quarter 2006 results and files a request for an advance tax ruling from Canada
Amtelecom Income Fund today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006. The second quarter results include the results of the Fund's recent acquisition of People's Tel Limited Partnership for the 157 day period since it was acquired on January 24, 2006. (Thu, 03 Aug 2006 01:34:00 GMT)

Mack meets with SEC in trade probe
Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack told the Securities and Exchange Commission he had no advance knowledge of an acquisition in 2001 that's now under scrutiny for possible insider trading, a person familiar with his testimony said. (Thu, 03 Aug 2006 08:08:08 GMT)

Suncor Energy generates strong earnings and cash flow during second quarter
Suncor Energy Inc. today reported second quarter 2006 net earnings of $1.218 billion , compared to $83 million in the second quarter of 2005. Excluding the impact of the reduction of federal and Province of Alberta income tax rates and the effects of unrealized foreign exchange gains on the company's U.S. dollar denominated long-term debt, 2006 second quarter net earnings were $755 million , (Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:00:00 GMT)

Global Cash Access Announces Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results
LAS VEGAS----Aug. 3, 2006--Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. (Thu, 03 Aug 2006 13:00:00 GMT)

Gaylord shows loss for second quarter, but says advance hotel bookings strong
Nashville-based Gaylord Entertainment Co. reported a $5.7 million loss, or a loss of 14 cents per share, from continuing operations for the second quarter of this year compared to flat earnings in the same quarter a year ago. (Thu, 03 Aug 2006 15:41:53 GMT)

Diary - Hong Kong - to August 10, 2006 =2
- A-S China Plumbing Products Ltd H1 results. Board meeting at 0900 (0100). - Asian Information Resources (Holdings) Ltd H1 results. Board meeting at 1430 (0630). - AKM Industrial Co Ltd H1 results. Board meeting at 1500 (0700). - CASH Financial Services Group Ltd H1 results. Board meeting at 1600 ... (Thu, 03 Aug 2006 23:15:33 GMT)

Top 24 Advance to Semifinals in $1.5 Million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship
Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., easily defeated No. 48 seed Ishama Monroe of Hughson, Calif., by a 19-pound, 14-ounce margin Thursday to advance to the semifinal round in the $1.5 million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship presented by Castrol on Lake Logan Martin in Birmingham, Ala. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 01:48:00 GMT)

Top 24 Advance to Semifinals in $1.5 Million Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity, S.C., easily defeated No. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 04:16:50 GMT)

Customer frees clerks after store robbery
Two armed men take cash from Auto Zone on North Side. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 04:47:49 GMT)

European Stocks May Rise on Earnings From Allianz and Swiss Re
Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks may advance after Allianz AG, the region's biggest insurer, and Swiss Reinsurance Co., the world's largest reinsurer, reported earnings that beat analysts' estimates. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 06:49:18 GMT)

Singles calendar
To list an event, send a fax to Robin Payne at 313-223-5985, e-mail her at rpayne@freepress.com or write her at Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, Detroit 48226. Please send notices at least three weeks in advance. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 07:13:40 GMT)

Penna.'s banking secretary resigns
In 21/2 years as Pennsylvania's banking secretary, A. William Schenck remade the regulator as a law-enforcement agency, presided over a rapid expansion in its budget, and stepped up fines against nonbank lenders accused of violating loan and license laws. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 07:28:56 GMT)

OfficeMax swings to profit
Stock enjoys biggest advance in S&P 500 Shares of OfficeMax Inc. posted the biggest gain in the Standard & Poor's 500 index Thursday after it reported a profit for the first time in six quarters and easily beat Wall Street estimates. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 10:49:17 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Climb, Paced by Barclays, Anglo American and BHP
Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks rose, rebounding from their steepest drop in three weeks. Barclays Plc and HBOS Plc, which slid yesterday after the Bank of England unexpectedly raised interest rates, paced today's advance. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 11:48:34 GMT)

Barrick Commences All-Cash Offers for NovaGold and Pioneer
Barrick Gold Corporation(TSX: ABX)(LSE: BGD)(SWX: ABX)(EURONEXT PARIS: ABX) - announced today that it has commenced its formal offer for NovaGold Resources Inc.(AMEX: NG) and completed the necessary filings with regulatory authorities in order to acquire all the outstanding shares of NovaGold. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 12:04:00 GMT)

European Stocks Advance After U.S. Jobs Report; Allianz Gains
Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose after a U.S. jobs report showed slower-than-expected growth, raising the odds that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged next week. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 15:49:05 GMT)

European Stocks Advance After U.S. Jobs Report; Allianz Gains
Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose after a U.S. jobs report showed slower-than-expected growth, raising the odds that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged next week. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 16:29:34 GMT)

Barrick Commences All-Cash Offers for NovaGold and Pioneer
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX)(TSX: ABX)(LSE: BGD)(SWX: ABX)(EURONEXT PARIS: ABX) - announced today that it has commenced its formal offer for NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX: NG)(AMEX: NG) and completed the necessary filings with regulatory authorities in order to acquire all the outstanding shares of NovaGold. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 16:33:06 GMT)

Olney gets state cash to study railroad for new industrial park
Olney will receive a $50,000 Opportunity Returns grant from the state to fund a rail-engineering study at the proposed East Industrial Park. Gov. Rod Blagojevich's office officially announced the grant on Thursday. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 20:00:35 GMT)

CME Cattle Review: Big Jump On Cash; Oct At 1-Mo High
CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures rallied sharply Friday as beef packers continued their Thursday cash live cattle purchases into Friday morning at prices much higher than a week ago. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 20:14:20 GMT)

Military members taking steps to abolish predatory scams
Members of the U.S. military are under financial attack. And the battle to stem abusive lending programs and bogus investment is having an impact on the ability of armed forces to do their jobs. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 21:47:37 GMT)

Schools cash in on alchohol tax
The Fort Payne School System received another windfall this week related to collection of direct sales tax from local alcohol sales. At Tuesday’s regular Fort Payne City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Jordan presented Superintendent Jimmy Cunningham with a check for $125,000. (Fri, 04 Aug 2006 22:56:08 GMT)

Should conversions be banned?
Recently, the state legislature in Madhya Pradesh has approved a law aimed at making religious conversions harder there. The law says a person wishing to convert and the priest conducting the ceremony will have to inform the authorities in advance. (Sat, 05 Aug 2006 06:48:05 GMT)

Police warn of mail-in lotto scam
Police are investigating reports of a mail-in lottery scam in Winnipeg this weekend. The complainant was contacted via mail and told they had won the lottery. They were then told all they had to do to claim the cash prize was to send a cheque to cover taxes. (Sat, 05 Aug 2006 08:01:31 GMT)

Bustamante, Luat pull through
Efren “Bata” Reyes may have lost, but he still has reasons to flash his trademark toothless grin. This, after Reyes’ close firends Francisco Bustamante and Rodolfo Luat picked up from where he left to advance to the semifinal round of the San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour. (Sat, 05 Aug 2006 17:50:11 GMT)

Allen writes himself out in ITV soap opera climax
POT-BOILERS lose their appeal when you know the conclusion in advance, but at ITV the outcome is now abundantly clear ahead of Wednesday’s half-year results. (Sat, 05 Aug 2006 23:26:00 GMT)

PAUL WENSKE IN YOUR CORNER: Payday loan rate cap aims to help service members
An impressive alliance of 70 consumer and veterans groups is supporting a congressional amendment to protect military personnel and their families from potential predatory loans. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 07:14:40 GMT)

Nigerian 419 scam is back, with a twist
A 'buyer' sees your house advertised online and makes a nice offer. But first, you're asked to send some cash. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 07:19:57 GMT)

Payday-loan providers cry foul
Polo Fabian recently was reminded about how short-term loans can lead to long-term problems as he worked with a client who was mired in debt. "She got another [loan] to pay for the first," said Fabian, who works at Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Woodstock. "It's just overwhelming. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 08:43:36 GMT)

Law make it tougher to get short-term loans
Dispersing payday loans in Kane County has become increasingly difficult since Illinois legislators passed a law placing limits on short-term loans in 2005. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 08:44:21 GMT)

Photo belongs to the Kane County Chronicle
H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@nwnewsgroup.com All American Cash Advance district manager Rhona Bernau counts out cash. Copyright - 2006 Kane County Chronicle - 1000 Randall Road - Geneva, Illinois 60134 - (630) 232-9222 - Subscription (630) 232-9239. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 08:44:31 GMT)

Ryan’s reports increased profits
GREER — A week after being bought by Buffets Inc. for $876 million in cash, Ryan’s Restaurant Group reported profits increased nearly 10 percent from a year ago to $6.9 million, but sales decreased 3 percent to $208.9 million. The company did not say why. Shares closed unchanged at $15.70 on Friday. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 10:27:41 GMT)

Financial institutions donate to Topinka run
SPRINGFIELD - The key message of Republican Judy Baar Topinka’s campaign for governor is that the Democratic incumbent has allowed political money to corrupt his administration and dictate who gets state jobs and contracts. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 12:41:24 GMT)

Bash for Cash set for Aug. 10
POTTSBORO — The annual Lake Texoma Association Bash for Cash is set for Aug. 10 at Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center in Pottsboro. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 16:50:23 GMT)

Vigilantes Turn Tables on Popular E-mail Crooks
British online vigilante "Shiver Metimbers" is leading tens of thousands of "scambaiters" in a crusade to shut down advance-fee fraudsters, grifters who spam unwitting victims with elaborate, e-mailed sob stories promising a share of nonexistent fortunes in return for upfront payments. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 17:22:30 GMT)

Bank donations complicate Topinka's message on political money
The key message of Republican Judy Baar Topinka's campaign for governor is that the Democratic incumbent has allowed political money to corrupt his administration and dictate who gets state jobs and contracts. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 17:26:49 GMT)

Philanthropy by average Joes
Not everyone has to be a Bill Gates to grow their money to help others. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 21:31:17 GMT)

Securitas May Say Profit Rose on Higher U.S. Demand for Guards
Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Securitas AB, the world's largest provider of security services, may say second-quarter profit rose as U.S. companies increased spending for guards. (Sun, 06 Aug 2006 23:29:34 GMT)

What to do if your pension is frozen
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- If you plan on funding your retirement with your company's pension plan, you need to think again. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 04:01:57 GMT)

Bash for Cash set for Aug. 10
POTTSBORO — The annual Lake Texoma Association Bash for Cash is set for Aug. 10 at Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center in Pottsboro. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 06:05:23 GMT)

Get the latest entertainment news in our Today section
L ondon is emerging as a golfing centre -- and Tourism London is hoping to cash in by marketing the city and region as a golf tourism destination. About 100,000 Londoners will golf this season, two-thirds of them considered avid golfers as compared to recreational. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 06:50:30 GMT)

Abuse of elderly is a growing problem
The 82-year-old Sacramento woman was shocked when a bank official called to say she was late paying on a $10,000 cash advance on her credit card. "It wasn't me," she cried out. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 08:10:15 GMT)

5-step emergency plan for dealing with deep debt
Americans are carrying more than $810 billion in revolving debt. If you owe an all-too-large chunk of that, you're in trouble. But it's never too late to turn things around. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 10:00:00 GMT)

OCBC Malaysia targets 120,000 customers for PowerCredit
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd targets 120,000 customers by year-end for its PowerCredit, a revolving credit line offering customers up to RM100,000 in non-collateralised cash or three times the borrower’s monthly income, whichever was lower. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 11:02:02 GMT)

Bigger, dafter, creepier - Gordon Brown's ID scheme rescue plan
Get the shops to pay for it, and catch villains for us... Analysis 'Sources' close to Chancellor Gordon Brown are floating plans to finish off ID cards entirely in the UK - although that isn't quite how they're putting it. Instead, the advance men for the Prime Minister in waiting are offering a nightmare pitch that harnesses the private sector to implement a total surveillance system (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 12:28:38 GMT)

RFID code cracker on show
HI-TECH passports, touted as an advance in national security, can be spied on remotely and their identifying radio signals cloned, computer hackers have been shown. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 14:18:28 GMT)

SC seeks details of Laloo duaghter's wedding
The Supreme Court on Monday directed petitioners who have sought an inquiry by the chairman Direct Taxes to file original documents within a week in connection with the alleged cash payment of Rs 21 lakh by Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad for his daughter's marriage in the Ashok Hotel here. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 14:20:24 GMT)

419ers no longer safe on their home turf
Dutch police have arrested a 30-year-old man in Lagos, Nigeria, thought to be the mastermind behind a European advance-fee (419) scam. Dutch police arrested ... (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 15:28:35 GMT)

419ers no longer safe on their home turf
Arrest in Lagos Dutch police have arrested a 30-year-old man in Lagos, Nigeria, thought to be the mastermind behind a European advance-fee (419) scam.… (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 15:43:14 GMT)

Canyon Ranch spa a desert Eden
You don't realize just how much you're pampered at Canyon Ranch Spa until you return to the real world, and a rude waitress forgets your side of spinach, or you feel your muscles tightening. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 15:48:30 GMT)

Credit unions offer short-term loans
The state of Oregon has launched a consumer information campaign to promote short-term loans by credit unions and other alternatives to high-interest payday loans. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 17:23:06 GMT)

Congrats in advance, Roger ... now don't mess it up
Let's save the suspense: Roger Goodell will likely become the NFL's next commissioner later this week. He will inherit a league that's the envy of the sporting world. Mike Freeman says Goodell's charge is to keep it that way. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 18:02:48 GMT)

LitFunding, Willingham to Unveil Analysts Report on MN1.com
Morton Reed, CEO of LitFunding Corp., willappear live on Market News First Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 AM CDT withMN1.com premier analyst, Michael Willingham, to discuss Willingham'sanalyst report of the company. The two will also field questions from thosewho have been following LitFunding Corp. (OTCBB: LFDG) and the market ingeneral. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 22:14:28 GMT)

LitFunding, Willingham to Unveil Analysts Report on MN1.com
Morton Reed, CEO of LitFunding Corp., willappear live on Market News First Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 AM CDT withMN1.com premier analyst, Michael Willingham, to discuss Willingham'sanalyst report of the company. The two will also field questions from thosewho have been following LitFunding Corp. (OTCBB: LFDG) and the market ingeneral. (Mon, 07 Aug 2006 23:29:30 GMT)

Forest Oil Announces Second Quarter Results Including A Substantial Increase in Sales Volumes
DENVER, Colo.----Aug. 7, 2006--Forest Oil Corporation : -- Forest's second quarter sales volumes of 325 MMcfe/d increased 17% year over year and 14% sequentially -- "Big Three" growth assets all set record production levels -- Continued success in the Greater Vermejo/Haley area -- Net earnings of $57 million or $.92 per basic share increased 105% compared to 2005 Remainco -- Discretionary cash (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 01:51:00 GMT)

NHRA NEWS: BRAINERD ADVANCE PACKAGE
LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS FACT SHEET WHAT: The 25th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, the 16th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to the 2006 NHRA POWERade championships. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 03:18:37 GMT)

People briefs
Special Olympics Lake County is hosting a party at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Deep River Waterpark, 9001 E. U.S. 30. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. There will be no tickets available that night at the park. All athletes, family, friends, support staff and future athletes are invited. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 05:56:43 GMT)

Libertarian files to unseat Minnis
Oregon House Speaker Karen Minnis, R-Wood Village, has drawn another opponent this November as she runs for a fifth term representing east Multnomah County. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 07:10:51 GMT)

Bands decide not to perform when rock festival runs out of cash
Headliner Cheap Trick and other national acts walked out of the Darrington Rock Festival last weekend after the promoter was unable to pay... (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 07:17:04 GMT)

Salzgitter Shares Advance on Plan to Sell Stake in Vallourec
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of Salzgitter AG, Germany's second-largest steelmaker, advanced the most in more than two weeks after the company announced the sale of a 17 percent stake in French pipemaker Vallourec SA to raise cash for takeovers. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 07:59:38 GMT)

Raytheon gets Army deal for surveillance system
THE REGION The US Army yesterday said it awarded Raytheon Co. a nearly $39 million contract for long-range advance scout surveillance systems. The system provides the ability to detect, identify, and locate distant targets without putting troops within direct fire range of the threat, according to Raytheon. The contract is a modification to an existing deal, and work is expected ... (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 08:12:58 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; IBM Climbs in Europe
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose on speculation the Federal Reserve may leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged for the first time in two years when its policy makers meet today. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 08:35:45 GMT)

Greenville council bans some stores near homes
Pawnshops, day-labor and loan businesses restricted (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:05:03 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Cisco, IBM Gain in Europe
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose on speculation Federal Reserve policy makers today will leave interest rates unchanged after 17 straight increases. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:17:50 GMT)

Greenville Ordinance Limits Payday, Title Lenders
Greenville City Council voted Monday night to limit the number of title loan or payday lenders in areas of the city. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:18:01 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Cisco, IBM Gain in Europe
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose on speculation Federal Reserve policy makers today will leave interest rates unchanged after 17 straight increases. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:35:45 GMT)

Greenville Ordinance Limits Payday, Title Lenders
A new ordinance requires a 3,000 feet separation between title and payday loan businesses, which likely means that some will have to move. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:36:44 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Cisco, IBM Gain in Europe
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose on investor speculation Federal Reserve policy makers today will leave interest rates unchanged after 17 straight increases. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 11:32:40 GMT)

Game Boy Advance Review: Drill Dozer
From here on out, every video game should let the player take hold of a drill. While not all games will use it in the same innovative fashion as Drill Dozer , the pure satisfaction of wiping out walls, enemies, and entertaining boss characters is unmatched by any gun or sword. Drill Dozer 's entire gameplay revolves around this simple mechanic, and with finely tuned level design, it's (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 13:56:19 GMT)

Kane County Chronicle - Online
In Sunday's edition, the name of a district manager at All American Cash Advance was misspelled. The correct spelling is Rhona Bernau. The Chronicle regrets the error. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 14:57:20 GMT)

This Is The Way To Get Credit
It's easy to compare and buy loans over the Internet, especially through The Fool. But here's what to do if you keep getting turned down for the best deals. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 15:04:58 GMT)

Credit unions offer short-term loans
The state of Oregon has launched a consumer information campaign to promote short-term loans by credit unions and other alternatives to high-interest payday loans. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 17:03:34 GMT)

The High Cost of Being Poor
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It seemed as if Angela and Edward Johnson’s dream of owning their own home would only remain just that—a dream. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:06:10 GMT)

CKE Restaurants, Inc. Announces Conversion of Convertible Notes Into Common Stock
CKE Restaurants, Inc. , announced today that, in response to an unsolicited offer from the holders of approximately $39.2 million aggregate face amount of the Company's 4% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2023 to convert their notes into shares of Common Stock in advance of the call date, the Company agreed to make a cash payment to the holders, comprised of accrued interest through the date (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:08:00 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Rise, Led by Energy Shares; Fed Limits Advance
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose, led by energy producers including Suncor Energy Inc., as oil prices held above $76 a barrel. The Standard & Poor's/TSX Composite Index headed for its highest close since May. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:13:24 GMT)

Hearts eye European gold with £6 million crunch tie
THE Athens of the North is overflowing with anticipation of a day in the Champions League sun. If Heart of Midlothian can secure enough goals tonight to accompany them to the real Athens in two weeks’ time, entry to European football’s promised land may be within their grasp. (Tue, 08 Aug 2006 22:52:17 GMT)

Forget Jell-O Shots. Try Volunteering
There's more to spring break than a week in Fort Lauderdale. Instead, students can travel abroad, study languages—and advance social justice (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 03:50:28 GMT)

Cash Now announces the launch of its B2B Retail industry specific check cashing software, for the Casino industry.
Cash Now Corporation (Symbol CHNW) announces plans to launch the industry specific check cashing software, for the Casino industry on August 28 2006 . The company had successfully implemented and monitored the performance of it's 1st BETA Casino check cashing software which it deployed in June of 2005. (PRWEB Aug 9, 2006) Trackback URI: (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 07:27:34 GMT)

Yamana Gold Reports Second Quarter 2006 Results: Strong Cash Flows; Continued Growth; Dividend Announced
Yamana Gold Inc.(AMEX: AUY)(AIM: YAU) is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 and declares its first dividend. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 07:29:00 GMT)

Perlmutter, O’Donnell Advance in Colo.; Lamborn Is On His Way
Colorado Democrat Ed Perlmutter comfortably won his primary contest Tuesday in the state’s 7th Congressional District in suburban Denver — setting up a November matchup with Republican Rick O’Donnell that surely will be one of the most closely watched and pivotal contests in this year’s national campaign for control of the House. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 08:15:33 GMT)

Cheshire's particle accelerator gets £2m cash injection
Putting Britian on the science map, DTI says Scientists and engineers developing a new prototype particle accelerator at Daresbury Lab in Cheshire, will get an extra £2m from the government, the DTI announced yesterday, to add to the £14.8m already ploughed into the scheme.… (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 08:48:00 GMT)

CASH RINGS UP FOR ELLEN YOUNGSTERS
By Martin Neville THE Ellen MacArthur Trust, the official Skandia Cowes Week charity, raised more than £90,000 at the end of seven days' racing, events and aching feet. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 09:27:44 GMT)

Osprey Media Income Fund announces 2006 second quarter results and August cash distribution notice
Osprey Media Income Fund today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006. Revenue for the quarter was $61.3 million compared to $58.7 million in 2005, an increase of 4.6%. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:18:00 GMT)

Pawn shops move to mainstream
Only recently, they were considered shady operations used mostly by thieves to fence stolen property. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:33:18 GMT)

Cash Now announces the launch of its B2B Retail industry specific check cashing software, for the Casino industry.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) August 9, 2006 -- Cash Now Corporation (Symbol: (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Gas thefts drive change
Chances are if you are a cash purchaser of gasoline you have noticed that many gasoline service stations are requiring that you pay inside, in advance, for your fuel. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 15:22:28 GMT)

Reminder: LitFunding, Willingham to Unveil Analysts Report on MN1.com
Morton Reed, CEO of LitFunding Corp., will appear live on Market News First Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 CDT with MN1.com premier analyst Michael Willingham to discuss Willingham's analyst report of the company. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 15:43:00 GMT)

By Tom Fletcher Black Press
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government's emphasis on reducing business regulations may soon be reversed in some areas, including funeral service sales and cosmetologists – a broad category that may include barbers, tattoo and tanning parlours. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 16:05:32 GMT)

U.K. FTSE 100 Stocks Advance, Paced by ITV and British Airways
Aug. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks rose, led by ITV Plc. The nation's largest commercial television broadcaster reported higher profit, while new Internet businesses helped the company exceed its own revenue forecast. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 16:33:34 GMT)

Credit unions offer short-term loans
The state of Oregon has launched a consumer information campaign to promote short-term loans by credit unions and other alternatives to high-interest payday loans. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 16:43:15 GMT)

Cash Now announces the launch of its B2B Retail industry specific check cashing software, for the Casino industry.
Cash Now Corporation announces plans to launch the industry specific check cashing software, for the Casino industry on August 28 2006. The company had successfully implemented and monitored the performance of it's 1st BETA Casino check cashing software which it deployed in June of 2005. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:00:00 GMT)

Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results
LAS VEGAS----Aug. 9, 2006--Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced second quarter 2006 financial results. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:04:00 GMT)

Reminder: LitFunding, Willingham to Unveil Analysts Report on MN1.com
Morton Reed, CEO of LitFunding Corp., will appearlive on Market News First Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11:30 CDT with MN1.compremier analyst Michael Willingham to discuss Willingham's analyst reportof the company. The two will also field questions from those who have beenfollowing LitFunding Corp. (OTCBB: LFDG) and the market in general. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:06:10 GMT)

Introgen Therapeutics Announces Key Regulatory Advance for ADVEXIN Program
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Introgen Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the Company and the FDA have reached agreement to incorporate the use of Introgen's biomarkers in the analysis of ADVEXIN clinical data in support of FDA approval of ADVEXIN p53 cancer therapy. (Wed, 09 Aug 2006 20:44:44 GMT)

Police chase four robbers; one still at large
OMAHA — Police searched for a robbery suspect in south Omaha after a car chase in which suspects fired a shotgun at officers. Three suspects were arrested after a 2 p.m. robbery at Advance Cash America, a check-cashing service in south Omaha, led to a police pursuit. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 00:40:31 GMT)

Police chase four robbers; one still at large
OMAHA — Police searched for a robbery suspect in south Omaha after a car chase in which suspects fired a shotgun at officers. Three suspects were arrested after a 2 p.m. robbery at Advance Cash America, a check-cashing service in south Omaha, led to a police pursuit. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 05:10:40 GMT)

Introgen Therapeutics Announces Key Regulatory Advance For ADVEXIN Program
Introgen Therapeutics,Inc. (Nasdaq: INGN) announced today that the Company and the FDA havereached agreement to incorporate the use of Introgen's biomarkers in theanalysis of ADVEXIN clinical data in support of FDA approval of ADVEXIN p53cancer therapy. [click link for full article] (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 07:10:47 GMT)

IBM to Acquire FileNet to Advance Information on Demand Strategy
ARMONK, N.Y. & COSTA MESA, Calif.----Aug. 10, 2006--IBM and FileNet Corporation today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire FileNet, a publicly held company based in Costa Mesa, Calif., in an all-cash transaction at a price of approximately $1.6 billion, or $35 per share. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 11:30:00 GMT)

Credit unions offer short-term loans
The state of Oregon has launched a consumer information campaign to promote short-term loans by credit unions and other alternatives to high-interest payday loans. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 13:54:25 GMT)

Advance Auto Parts Reports Second Quarter Results
ROANOKE, Va.--Aug. 10, 2006--Advance Auto Parts, Inc. , a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, today announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended July 15, 2006. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 14:33:00 GMT)

Enodis spurns Middleby advance, shares fall
LONDON (Reuters) - Food equipment maker Enodis Plc ENO.L said on Thursday it had turned down requests from U.S. rival Middleby Corp. MIDD.O for access to its books, knocking its shares. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 15:23:17 GMT)

IBM to Acquire FileNet to Advance Information On Demand Strategy
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and FileNet Corporation (NASDAQ (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 16:22:07 GMT)

IBM To Acquire FileNet To Advance Information On Demand Strategy
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and FileNet Corporation (NASDAQ: FILE) today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement for IBM to acquire FileNet, a publicly held company based in Costa Mesa, Calif., in an all-cash transaction at a price of approximately $1.6 billion, or $35 per share. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 16:22:49 GMT)

Pioneer Services' Campaign Saves Military Families $50 Million
KANSAS CITY, Mo.----Aug. 10, 2006--Last year, Pioneer Services Representatives set a goal to save military families $100 million in high-cost, predatory debt by providing educational opportunities and services that help service members break the financial debt cycle. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 17:46:00 GMT)

Enodis spurns Middleby advance, shares fall
LONDON (Reuters) - Food equipment maker Enodis Plc ENO.L said on Thursday it had turned down requests from U.S. rival Middleby Corp. MIDD.O for access to its books, knocking its shares. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 19:23:09 GMT)

Nuinsco Continues to Aggressively Advance Projects in Second Quarter
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - Nuinsco Resources Limited today announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2006 ended June 30, 2006. Highlights during and subsequent to the second quarter include: (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 19:55:00 GMT)

2 bids for Pliva advance
Barr Pharmaceuticals and Actavis Group both moved forward with their $2.3 billion bids for Croatia's Pliva as the rivals try to expand their generic-drug businesses. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 20:54:00 GMT)

Cash-Strapped iSoft Tells Its Staff to Stop Spending
By Lucy Farndon, Daily Mail, London Aug. 10--Stricken software supplier iSoft has sent an urgent memo to staff urging them to "stop spending wherever possible," amid growing fears that its days are numbered. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 22:20:41 GMT)

New Defense Department Study Shows Payday Lenders Preying on Soldiers and Sailors; The President of the Center for
The Center for Responsible Lending endorsed a Department of Defense study released today that shows predatory lenders are preying on America's service members, and President Michael Calhoun said Congress should enact the 36-percent annual interest rate cap that the Pentagon report recommends. (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 22:23:00 GMT)

Rio Narcea Reports Continued Stronger Earnings and Cash Flow for the Second Quarter 2006
(All amounts are reported in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated) (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 23:50:51 GMT)

Nuinsco Continues to Aggressively Advance Projects in Second Quarter
Nuinsco Resources Limited ('Nuinsco')(TSX: NWI) (www.nuinsco.ca) today announced financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2006 ended June 30, 2006. Highlights during and subsequent to the second quarter include: (Thu, 10 Aug 2006 23:54:00 GMT)

B.C. eyes licences for makeup, tattoo artists
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government’s emphasis on reducing business regulation may soon be reversed in some areas, including funeral service sales and cosmetologists, a broad category that may include barbers, tattoo and tanning parlours. (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 03:05:54 GMT)

Aussie Group in bait advertising concern
Aussie Group has delayed bumping up the interest rate for cash advances on its credit card after the ACCC voiced concerns over "bait advertising". (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 06:44:10 GMT)

Aussie Group in bait advertising concern
Aussie Group has delayed bumping up the interest rate for cash advances on its credit card after the corporate watchdog voiced concerns the non-bank lender may have engaged in "bait advertising". (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 07:09:51 GMT)

Singles
To list an event, send a fax to Robin Payne at 313-223-5985, e-mail her at rpayne@freepress.com or write her at Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, Detroit 48226. Please send notices at least three weeks in advance. (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 07:14:42 GMT)

State promoting alternatives to payday loans
A statewide television and radio Public Education Partnership campaign touting the benefits of consumer-friendly, low-cost alternatives to payday loans begins airing on Monday. (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 17:18:15 GMT)

Defense Department Study Says Predatory Lenders Hurt America's Armed Forces; Congress Should Protect Our Service
A Defense Department study sent to Congress yesterday shows that Congress must stop predatory lenders from preying on our soldiers, sailors and aviators, said President Michael Calhoun of the nonprofit Center for Responsible Lending. (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 18:25:00 GMT)

Credit unions offer short-term loans
The state of Oregon has launched a consumer information campaign to promote short-term loans by credit unions and other alternatives to high-interest payday loans. (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 19:13:14 GMT)

Report: Cap loan interest rates
A new Pentagon report endorses the idea of setting a 36-percent maximum interest rate on loans for military members because predatory lenders are targeting young service members and their families. (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 19:28:09 GMT)

Feeder Cattle: Feedlots Shrewd Sellers; Weather Taking Toll
Compared to last week, feeder and stocker cattle sold steady to 3.00 higher with the full advance posted after Tuesday. Trends were bullish on all classes of cattle this week, following last week's multiple fed cattle trading sessions that grew progressively higher. (Fri, 11 Aug 2006 20:59:09 GMT)

Four Players Advance to Final Round of Home Run Hitting Contest
Michael Burgess and Cameron Rupps sent murmurs through the stands Friday afternoon as they were the top two sluggers during the first round of the Aflac All-American Home Run Derby at the University of San Diego's Cunningham Stadium. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 00:36:00 GMT)

Hutchinson outlines health care plan that might save state, businesses cash
Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Peter Hutchinson and his physician running mate called Friday for mandatory medical insurance and a statewide indoor workplace smoking ban as part of a broad health care reform plan they said could save Minnesotans $7 billion a year. "Health care costs are the greatest threat to Minnesota's future prosperity, security and economic competitiveness," (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 02:12:45 GMT)

SPC marks Int'l Youth Day with award scheme
NOUMEA, New Caledonia-Today, Aug. 12, is International Youth Day. The theme of the day this year is "Tackling poverty together" and with its call to young people to "Team up, Organise, Celebrate, and Take action!," the Pacific Youth Bureau is taking practical action to advance the theme. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 04:05:37 GMT)

Lenders may get location restraint
A proposal would allow York supervisors to improve the look of the county's commercial and business sectors. Payday lenders would join tattoo parlors and pawnshops as being required to obtain a special-use permit before opening a business under new rules supported by the York Planning Commission. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 07:28:06 GMT)

Alaska's historic run moves closer to Williamsport
SAN BERNARDINO--Garrett Brown pitched Dimond-West LL into history on Friday with a 1-0 win over Washington Kent in the Northwest semifinals and to advance Alaska into its first championship game in state history. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 07:35:36 GMT)

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