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Police: Two Delray priests spent stolen $8.6 million on girlfriends, gambling, property
Delray Beach -- In a bold scheme carried out over decades, two respected priests are accused of stealing more than $8.6 million in cash from the collection plates at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church to bankroll lavish secret lives that included steady girlfriends, investments in property in Florida and Ireland and gambling junkets to casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 03:28:26 GMT)

Advance America ends loans to military
SPARTANBURG — Advance America, Cash Advance Centers is cutting off loans to active military personnel, the payday lender said, after the Department of Defense released a report that stated payday lenders target military personnel and that predatory lending undermines military readiness and harms morale. Shares closed down 19 cents Friday at $14.42. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 04:04:36 GMT)

Police: Two Delray priests spent stolen $8.6 million on girlfriends, gambling, property
Delray Beach -- In a bold scheme carried out over decades, two respected priests are accused of stealing more than $8.6 million in cash from the collection plates at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church to bankroll lavish secret lives that included steady girlfriends, investments in property in Florida and Ireland and gambling junkets to casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 08:13:31 GMT)

Kerry helping Fla. Democrats raise cash
MIAMI - U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry was in Florida yesterday raising money for gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis and several congressional hopefuls, including Tim Mahoney, who is seeking U.S. Rep. Mark A. Foley's seat after Foley, a Republican, quit over e-mails he sent teenage male pages. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 08:40:54 GMT)

More Oregon credit unions start to offer payday-type loans
Oregon state agencies and local credit unions are keeping a close eye on consumers who use payday loans. Now, more credit unions are offering their members cheaper, in-house alternatives. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 10:21:09 GMT)

More Oregon credit unions start to offer payday-type loans
Oregon state agencies and local credit unions are keeping a close eye on consumers who use payday loans. Now, more credit unions are offering their members cheaper, in-house alternatives. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 12:36:01 GMT)

Credit unions target payday-loan trap
WASHINGTON -- Tellers at the North Carolina State Employees' Credit Union noticed a troubling change several years ago: The first people in line on payday were high-cost lenders, waiting to cash checks from credit-union members. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 12:36:11 GMT)

Police: Two Delray priests spent stolen $8.6 million on girlfriends, gambling, property
Delray Beach -- In a bold scheme carried out over decades, two respected priests are accused of stealing more than $8.6 million in cash from the collection plates at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church to bankroll lavish secret lives that included steady girlfriends, investments in property in Florida and Ireland and gambling junkets to casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas. (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 14:44:16 GMT)

Police quiz Tory donors over cash for peerages
A TORY multimillionaire businessman, whose peerage nomination was blocked by the House of Lords watchdog, has been questioned under caution by the police as part of the honours-for-sale investigation that has engulfed the Labour Party.... (Sun, 01 Oct 2006 22:51:49 GMT)

On The Schmitt List: Win a class 'Stang next Sunday
My first car was not a classic. I started out with a simple used, yellow, four-door, mid-size Mercury with a ton of miles on it. It was a way to travel from one place to another, and not much else. I paid $300 cash for it out of my own pocket - not my Dad's. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 00:56:56 GMT)

Police: Two Delray priests spent stolen $8.6 million on girlfriends, gambling, property
Delray Beach -- In a bold scheme carried out over decades, two respected priests are accused of stealing more than $8.6 million in cash from the collection plates at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church to bankroll lavish secret lives that included steady girlfriends, investments in property in Florida and Ireland and gambling junkets to casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 04:13:36 GMT)

Cash Advance Launches New Loan Service for Retail Businesses
Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) October 2, 2006 – Fast Capital, with over 50 years of management experience in the finance industry, announces the launch of a new cash advance product for retail businesses. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 07:00:00 GMT)

Cash Advance Launches New Loan Service for Retail Businesses
A newly launched cash advance service allows retail business owners to receive cash advances from Fast Capital based on current credit card processing volume. (PRWEB Oct 2, 2006) Trackback URI: http://www.prweb.com/dingpr.php/TG92ZS1Ib3JyLVpldGEtU3VtbS1JbnNlLVplcm8= (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 07:21:17 GMT)

Police quiz Tory donors over cash for peerages
A TORY multimillionaire businessman, whose peerage nomination was blocked by the House of Lords watchdog, has been questioned under caution by the police as part of the honours-for-sale investigation that has engulfed the Labour Party.... (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 07:33:07 GMT)

European Stocks Advance; BHP, Rio, AWG, British Airways Gain
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose to nearly a five-year high after 3i Group Plc's $4.13 billion bid for AWG Plc fueled speculation mergers and acquisitions will increase. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 08:33:02 GMT)

London higher as utility gains offset gambling stock sell-off
LONDON (MarketWatch) - London investors sold online gambling shares on Monday, as companies such as PartyGaming and 888 Holdings plummeted after the U.S. Congress passed an act that would bar payments, but the market overall saw a mild advance behind gains in the utility sector on deal and earnings news. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 09:24:32 GMT)

Wannabe biz owners to vie for funding
Salem Baptist Church of Chicago is once again teaming with a local nonprofit to produce its annual business entrepreneur program, which includes cash awards and workshops for aspiring business owners. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 09:32:32 GMT)

European Stocks Climb to Near Five-Year High; AWG, BHP Advance
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, propelling the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index close to a five-year high, on speculation acquisitions will increase, adding to a record year for mergers. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 10:18:17 GMT)

SOS: Trapped in payday loans
Lisa Engelkins, a single mother raising a 5-year-old and making less than $8 an hour, was struggling to keep up with her bills. After seeing a TV ad for "payday" loans, she tried one. She wrote a $300 check to the lender dated for cashing two weeks later and walked out with $255. Bigger trouble began when she needed money to keep the check from bouncing. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 10:41:20 GMT)

Cheaper than alternatives
Like most successful businesses in America, the payday advance industry exists because we offer our customers a product that is more desirable than the alternatives. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 10:41:20 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance, Paced by Kelda Group; PartyGaming Plunges
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. utility stocks rose after AWG Plc and closely held South East Water Ltd. received a takeover offer, sparking speculation about further mergers in the industry. Kelda Group Plc and Severn Trent Plc led the advance. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 12:31:27 GMT)

Canadian Stocks May Rise on Metals Prices; Barrick May Gain
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks may rise as raw- materials producers, including Barrick Gold Corp. and Alcan Inc., advance alongside the prices of gold and industrial metals. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 13:26:05 GMT)

European Stocks Fail to Sustain Advance; PartyGaming Plunges
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks failed to sustain earlier gains, which pushed the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index close to a five-year high, on concern the region's central bank will keep raising interest rates, threatening economic growth. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 14:43:02 GMT)

European Stocks Fail to Sustain Advance; PartyGaming Plunges
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks failed to sustain five-year highs on concern the region's central bank will keep raising interest rates, threatening economic growth. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:58:01 GMT)

Lawmakers agree on payday loan cap
Interest rates on payday loans to military service members would be limited under an agreement reached Friday between House and Senate Republicans. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 16:39:00 GMT)

STEN Corporation Acquires Loan Businesses
STEN Corporation , announced today that its STEN Financial Corporation subsidiary has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Cash Advance, LLC. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:06:00 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Advance as Banks Rise; Oil Shares Limit Gains
Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose as investors shifted away from volatile commodity shares to financial companies that offer stable earnings growth and dividends. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:11:05 GMT)

Court to decide payday payout
A judge will decide whether a payday lending company must pay back $1 million to its customers in Nova Scotia. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:33:02 GMT)

New Advance America Ad Campaign Champions Hard-Working Americans
A groundbreaking ad campaign from Advance America Cash Advance Centers , the nation's largest provider of payday advance services, gives a human face to the millions of people who use short-term loans responsibly to meet their financial needs. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:34:00 GMT)

STEN Corporation Acquires Loan Businesses
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STEN Corporation , announced today that its STEN Financial Corporation subsidiary has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Salt Lake City, Utah-based Cash Advance, LLC. The transaction was completed with a combination of cash and seller financing, but the specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 21:51:25 GMT)

New Advance America Ad Campaign Champions Hard-Working Americans
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A groundbreaking ad campaign from Advance America Cash Advance Centers (NYSE: AEA), the nation's largest provider of payday advance services, gives a human face to the millions of people who use short-term loans responsibly to meet their financial needs. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 22:50:45 GMT)

Cash registers quiet
Local retailers are anxiously awaiting the ring of cash registers signalling the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. (Mon, 02 Oct 2006 23:44:37 GMT)

Company roundup
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS Sten Corp., Minnetonka, said that its Sten Financial subsidiary has completed the acquisition of the assets of Salt Lake City-based Cash Advance. The transaction was completed with a combination of cash and seller financing, but other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cash Advance operates three check-cashing and deferred-loan stores in the Salt Lake City area. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 01:40:58 GMT)

Australian Banking Stocks Advance; Woodside Drops on Lower Oil
Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Australian financial stocks including National Australia Bank Ltd. gained on speculation the Reserve Bank of Australia will keep interest rates unchanged this week. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 05:31:10 GMT)

Sten completes acquisition of all Cash Advance assets
Sten Corp., based in Minneapolis, said Monday its Sten Financial Corp. has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Cash Advance LLC, based in Salt Lake City. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:36:33 GMT)

Sten buys pay-day loan stores, will repurchase shares
Sten Financial Corp. has bought Cash Advance, an operator of check cashing and pay-day loan stores in Utah. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 15:20:29 GMT)

Tories to introduce bill to regulate booming payday loan industry
OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government is set to introduce legislation Wednesday to help regulate the payday loan industry. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 20:56:00 GMT)

Tories to introduce bill to regulate booming payday loan industry
OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government is set to introduce legislation Wednesday to help regulate the payday loan industry. The Conservatives will table a bill that paves the way for provinces to set limits on the industry, which is sometimes accused of legal loansharking. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 21:14:01 GMT)

Legislative panel hears payday loan debate
RICHMOND, Va. Consumer advocates today urged legislators to limit high-interest, short-term payday loans to the same 36 percent annual interest rate cap that applies to other lenders in Virginia. (Tue, 03 Oct 2006 23:58:01 GMT)

Tories to introduce bill to regulate booming payday loan industry
Money Mart is one of many payday loan outlets. OTTAWA -- The federal government is set to introduce legislation Wednesday to help regulate the payday loan industry. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 03:15:06 GMT)

Battle looms over Mesa payday loan stores
Before his fellow Mesa City Council members even formally set the date for a public hearing on the matter, Tom Rawles told everyone he'd be voting no. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 03:43:50 GMT)

Payday lending is under scrutiny
Borrowers' boon or credit trap? Supporters of carryover payday lending (from right) Jim Willis, Sharon Mason Adriane Powell and Theresa Browne listen intently as Carol Stewart, vice president of Advance America, addresses the committee. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 03:43:51 GMT)

Va. payday lenders assailed, defended
Legislators hold a hearing to discuss how to deal with the industry, which has come under fire. Battle lines formed Tuesday for a 2007 legislative showdown over the controversial practice of payday lending, which some lawmakers want to ban in Virginia. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 07:14:57 GMT)

Legislative Panel Hears Payday Loan Debate
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Consumer advocates on Tuesday urged legislators to limit high-interest, short-term payday loans to the same 36 percent annual interest rate cap that applies to other lenders in Virginia. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:25:17 GMT)

MIND YOUR BUSINESS / A line of credit from the bank can keep your suppliers happy
Q: We have a general contracting and plumbing business. We are starting to win some huge commercial jobs but are facing cash flow problems in paying our suppliers. We don't get paid by our clients until the job is complete, usually 90 to 160 days from when we... (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:50:18 GMT)

Tory bill to hand over policing of payday loan industry
OTTAWA - The Conservative government will introduce a bill today to crack down on Canada's ballooning payday loan industry by giving the provinces power to cap interest rates that have been denounced as ''unconscionably usurious.'' (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 13:30:16 GMT)

Feds to bring in legislation on payday loans
The federal government is planning legislation that will allow the provinces to place a tighter grip on the burgeoning payday loan industry. The bill will give the provinces the power to cap the interest rates payday loan companies can charge. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 13:39:21 GMT)

Ottawa to introduce bill to regulate payday loan industry
The federal government is expected to introduce legislation soon aimed at regulating the industry that provides short-term loans to Canadians who have run out of money before payday. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 15:44:04 GMT)

Ottawa to introduce bill to regulate payday loan industry
The federal government was expected to introduce legislation Wednesday aimed at regulating the industry that provides short-term loans to Canadians who have run out of money before payday. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 15:50:09 GMT)

Namibia: SMEs Need More Than Cash
Finance Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the government has learnt the very important lesson that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need more than money to succeed. (Wed, 04 Oct 2006 16:38:48 GMT)

Interest rates on payday loans limited
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on payday loans to military service members would be limited under an agreement reached Friday by House and Senate Republicans. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 00:21:05 GMT)

Webb makes fundraising gains in Va. race
Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb raised $3.5 million the past three months, the first substantial cash infusion into his campaign, while Republican incumbent Sen. George Allen did not provide in advance the fundraising figures for the period. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 01:57:09 GMT)

Weekend Guide, 10/05/06
NEW FOUND GLORY Club Zoo, Thurs. 7 p.m. Also: The Early November, Cartel and John Ralston. $17.50 advance; $21 day of show. 412-201-1100. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 04:10:49 GMT)

Asian Stocks Gain on U.S. Rate Outlook; Toyota and HSBC Advance
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks gained, led by Toyota Motor Corp. and HSBC Holdings Plc, on speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower interest rates in the world's largest economy to stoke growth and arrest a housing slump. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 04:15:49 GMT)

Big Cash, Big Bash
CLEARWATER - The gang setting sail this morning on The Pirate's Ransom is downright juvenile. Fifteen novice pirates scurry around the deck screaming, laughing, pointing and shooting pistols at each other. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 05:15:42 GMT)

Asian Stocks Climb to Four-Week High; Toyota and HSBC Advance
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks climbed to a four-week high, led by Toyota Motor Corp. and HSBC Holdings Plc, on speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will lower interest rates in the world's largest economy to stoke growth and arrest a housing slump. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 05:33:00 GMT)

KISS THE HEALTH SERVICE GOODBYE
DAVID CAMERON axed a pledge never to slash NHS cash from his key conference speech yesterday. The promise to keep spending the same as Labour was included in an early draft released in advance. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 06:32:40 GMT)

Asian Stocks Climb to Four-Week High; Toyota and HSBC Advance
Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks climbed to a four-week high on speculation the Federal Reserve will cut U.S. interest rates after Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said a housing slump will slow growth in the world's largest economy. Toyota Motor Corp. and HSBC Holdings Plc led gains. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 08:45:49 GMT)

Congressional payday loan provision similar to Jacksonville’s
Congress passed a bill this week that will cap the interest payday lenders can charge military families at 36 percent. The nationwide effort bears a striking resemblance to local attempts to curb predatory lending, a practice that places borrowers in a nearly inescapable spiral of debt. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 13:31:11 GMT)

Harney's exit not linked to cash row
Irish Premier Bertie Ahern has denied in the Dail Parliament that the surprise resignation of his former deputy last month was due to advance knowledge of his current cash payments controversy. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 14:39:50 GMT)

Police stop shopping spree
Christine Ann Fluharty used someone else's identification to fraudulently make a cash advance, obtain credit to purchase $4,000 in jewelry and to try to buy a cell phone, police records show. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 16:49:19 GMT)

Capstone Receives US$3.25 Million From Advance Payment on Copper Concentrate Sales
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- - CAPSTONE MINING is pleased to report its first copper concentrate advance payment and an update from its Cozamin copper-silver-zinc mine located in Zacatecas State, Mexico. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 17:17:04 GMT)

Local News Ottawa delays payday loan bill
The introduction of a federal bill aimed at ending legal loansharking has been delayed. Critics will have to wait a little longer. (Thu, 05 Oct 2006 20:27:38 GMT)

Travelguru offers 25% cash back scheme on hotel bookings during Diwali
Travelguru, a travel portal is offering 25 percent cash-back offer on hotel charges for the Diwali holiday season. They also claim to offer low air-fares as part of their ''cash in'' on the ''Cash Back offer'. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 05:56:12 GMT)

Imvume still in arrears on Oilgate cash
When will the public get its Oilgate money back? Almost two years after Imvume diverted R18-million from a state oil contract -- the bulk of it to the ANC -- about R12-million remains outstanding. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 06:51:12 GMT)

Chavez leads in campaign cash
Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez continues to hold a fundraising edge in the race for mayor of San Jose despite her second-place finish in the June primary. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 10:19:48 GMT)

Revised city ordinance requires notification, but not permission
Street dance organizers will not be required to get permission from nearby property owners to hold events in Great Falls. However, they will be required to notify nearby property owners at least two weeks in advance of the event, and put down extra cash if they want to serve alcohol. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 11:05:35 GMT)

Tomkins Shares Advance on Speculation of Spurned Bid (Update2)
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of Tomkins Plc, the world's biggest maker of car wiper blades, had their sharpest gain in more than nine months on speculation the company rejected a bid from a group led by former Chief Executive Officer Greg Hutchings. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 15:29:54 GMT)

South Bend police arrest woman in two robberies at same store chain
SOUTH BEND — Police arrested a woman Thursday they believe is connected to two armed rob-beries last week at area America Cash Advance stores. The 36-year-old suspect was picked up after being seen near a third America Cash Advance at 930 E. Ireland Road, police said. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 15:49:23 GMT)

Tomkins Shares Advance on Speculation of Spurned Bid (Update3)
Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of Tomkins Plc, the world's biggest maker of car wiper blades, had their sharpest gain in 3 1/2 years after the company rejected a bid from a group led by former Chief Executive Officer Greg Hutchings. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 16:14:58 GMT)

Conservatives introduce bill giving provinces power to regulate payday loans
OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government has introduced changes to the Criminal Code that will allow provinces to regulate the booming payday loan industry. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 17:33:00 GMT)

Money Mart Welcomes Move by Government of Canada to Regulate Payday Loan Industry
National Money Mart Company, a subsidiary of Dollar Financial Corp. and Canada's leading alternative financial service provider, welcomed the Government of Canada's new legislation today that will allow provinces the authority to regulate the payday loan industry. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 17:55:00 GMT)

Federal legislation gives provinces power to regulate payday lenders
OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government has introduced Criminal Code changes that would end the legal uncertainty over high-interest short-term lending by the booming payday loan industry. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 18:58:00 GMT)

Ottawa takes aim at payday loan industry
Ottawa has moved ahead on its plan to crackdown on the pay-day lenders, proposing that Canada's provinces and territories be given the power to regulate the industry. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 19:09:52 GMT)

Cash Now Corporation (CHNW.PK) Announces The Launch Of Its "NETCASH" System
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com today announced the launch of its e-commerce NETCASH licensing system, also known as "On Demand" into the Asian markets with its focus particularly set on the USA, Australia, Canada and UK marketplace. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 19:59:00 GMT)

Ottawa introduces payday loan legislation
The federal government tabled legislation on Friday that would give provinces and territories the power to regulate what payday loan companies charge. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 20:50:12 GMT)

Federal legislation gives provinces power to regulate payday lenders
OTTAWA (CP) - The federal government has introduced Criminal Code changes that would end the legal uncertainty over high-interest short-term lending by the booming payday loan industry. (Fri, 06 Oct 2006 22:28:00 GMT)

Va. delegates push payday loan reforms
Consumer advocates want the high-interest, short-term notes to have the same 36 percent annual interest-rate cap as other lenders. (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 05:42:35 GMT)

Payday loan firms feeling the pinch
With Michigan's economy in the tank -- thousands of unemployed factory workers and underemployed service workers are looking for jobs and many people are struggling to pay their bills -- you might expect business to be booming at payday loan centers. (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 06:17:24 GMT)

Payday loan quagmire
Regulation of payday loans can't come too soon for one Winnipeg woman who saw a recent two-week loan for $500 spiral to more than $800. Justice Minister Vic Toews tabled legislation in Ottawa yesterday allowing provinces to regulate fees and interest rates charged by the companies. (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 06:21:23 GMT)

Provinces to regulate payday loan industry
IN TOMORROW'S PAPER: (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 08:42:23 GMT)

Feds move to end payday loan mess
OTTAWA - The federal government has introduced Criminal Code changes that would end the legal uncertainty over high-interest short-term lending by the booming payday loan industry. (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 09:55:33 GMT)

Payday Loan Rules Set to Changed Jason McIntyre
A popular industry may have a few more rules to follow. The Harper government announced several amendments to the country's Criminal Code Friday which will permit each province to control payday loan firms. (Sat, 07 Oct 2006 14:14:46 GMT)

Kyries bash to raise breast cash
Kyries Hebert is throwing himself a birthday party, and you're invited. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers safety will host The Big Birthday Breast Bash at the Osborne Village Freehouse on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 06:29:13 GMT)

Getting in on the action
North Carolina is fighting for film industry dollars -- and cash is its most important weapon. (Credit: "By Taft Wireback Staff Writer ") (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 07:01:31 GMT)

Mix It Up With Jenny - Baking for Dough
(Family Features) - Bake sale season is officially open! Selling treats to raise cash is a breeze, when you know what sells and how to manage the perfect event. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 07:26:06 GMT)

Consider alternatives to skirt payday-loan trap
As firms offering these high-interest loans come under fire by lawmakers, financial counselors say there are better ways to borrow. When payday loan companies flooded into Virginia several years ago because of changes in state law, Langley Federal Credit Union employees began to notice longer lines on paydays. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 08:23:22 GMT)

Mix It Up With Jenny - Baking for Dough
(Family Features) - Bake sale season is officially open! Selling treats to raise cash is a breeze, when you know what sells and how to manage the perfect event. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 11:13:19 GMT)

Kyries bash to raise breast cash
Kyries Hebert is throwing himself a birthday party, and you're invited. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers safety will host The Big Birthday Breast Bash at the Osborne Village Freehouse on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 14:11:43 GMT)

Symantec CEO Aims to Double Sales to $10 Bln by 2010 (Update1)
Oct. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Symantec Corp., the world's largest maker of security software, aims to double yearly sales to $10 billion by 2010 as it seeks to remain independent in a period of ``consolidation,'' Chief Executive Officer John Thompson said. (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 21:46:25 GMT)

Singers hope to make it to Met
Thirty-two hopeful young singers will compete for cash, prestige and jobs in the music business Saturday at Carroll... (Sun, 08 Oct 2006 23:52:23 GMT)

China Probably Had $14.4 Bln Trade Surplus Last Month (Update1)
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- China probably had its fourth-largest trade surplus on record in September, adding funding to an investment boom that the government is trying to cool. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 02:39:10 GMT)

As Farmers Reap More Almonds, Thieves Do, Too
As almonds surge in popularity, farm officials estimate the losses from a rash of robberies at $1.5 million. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 04:19:59 GMT)

China Probably Had $14.4 Bln Trade Surplus Last Month (Update1)
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- China probably had its fourth-largest trade surplus on record in September, adding funding to an investment boom that the government is trying to cool. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 04:57:30 GMT)

Mix It Up With Jenny - Baking for Dough
(Family Features) - Bake sale season is officially open! Selling treats to raise cash is a breeze, when you know what sells and how to manage the perfect event. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 06:22:27 GMT)

Reunions
Joliet Township School class of 1944 will hold a 62-year reunion luncheon Saturday Oct. 21 at Als Steakhouse. A social hour with a cash bar will begin at noon followed by a 1 p.m. luncheon. The menu is a choice of baked breast of chicken roast sirloin of beef or baked filet of scrod and includes a salad potato ice cream tea or coffee. The cost is 15.50 per person. Entertainment will be by the (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 10:34:13 GMT)

European Stocks Rise, Led by BP, Rio Tinto as Oil, Metal Gain
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose. BP Plc and Rio Tinto Group paced the advance as energy and metal prices gained. PSA Peugeot Citroen led carmakers' lower, limiting gains, as General Motors Corp. shares slumped in the U.S. after Kirk Kerkorian said he won't raise a stake in the company. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 11:48:44 GMT)

European Energy, Mining Stocks Rise, Led by BP; Peugeot Falls
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- European energy and mining stocks, the region's worst performers in the past three months, rose as a cut in oil output and a nuclear detonation in North Korea lifted commodity prices. BP Plc and Rio Tinto Group paced the advance. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 12:18:44 GMT)

Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Convertible Debt Financing
LAS VEGAS----Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the private placement of $20 million in senior secured convertible notes . (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 12:30:00 GMT)

Simulations Plus Announces ClassPharmer Sales Success
LANCASTER, Calif.----Simulations Plus, Inc. , a leading provider of simulation and modeling software for pharmaceutical discovery and development, announced today results of its recent investments to acquire and advance its ClassPharmer product line. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 13:15:00 GMT)

Cash Systems Conducts $20M Debt Offering
Cash Systems Inc., which provides cash advance systems such as ATM machines to the gaming and retail industry, on Monday said it conducted the private sale of $20 million in debt. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 14:02:29 GMT)

Interest rates on payday loans limited
WASHINGTON -- Interest rates on payday loans to military service members would be limited under an agreement reached Friday by House and Senate Republicans. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:30:05 GMT)

Police Blotter: Motorcyclist Robs Quick Check Cash Advance
A clerk at the Quick Check Cash Advance on Highway 58 said she was robbed at gunpoint. Beverly Kreps said a young white male wearing a gray shirt and dark jeans came in with a motorcycle helmet on and carrying a back pack. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 19:54:47 GMT)

He Huffs and He Puffs
HERE WE ARE AGAIN. Kim Jong Il is doing what we have come to expect of him: threatening the world and engaging in nuclear brinkmanship. And this time the Dear Leader is declaring his regime's intention to test an actual nuclear weapon. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 20:06:00 GMT)

The BullMarket.com Market Wrap: October 9th, 2006
Investors shrugged off a jump in crude oil prices and reports of a nuclear bomb test by North Korea to push stocks higher in a broad-based advance. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 21:01:00 GMT)

US Cash Grain Review: Huge Wheat Rally Dominates Market
CENTRAL CITY, Neb. (Dow Jones)--Winter wheat markets exploded to 10-year highs at all U.S. grain exchanges Monday, a rally which also sent nearby corn futures to their highest level since June of 2004. (Mon, 09 Oct 2006 21:06:47 GMT)

Freightliner to buy out managers
Freightliner Trucks, which operates a manufacturing plant in nearby Cleveland, has offered employees nationwide a “voluntary termination of employment plan” in advance of expected “softening” of sales in 2007, the company announced last week. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 01:50:07 GMT)

Google Is Said to Set Sights on YouTube
Google is said to be in discussions to acquire the popular video-sharing Web site that has yet to turn a profit, for $1.6 billion. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 04:12:31 GMT)

Australian Stocks Advance, Led by BHP and Rio as Metals Climb
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Australian stocks rose to their highest in almost four months. Mining companies such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group gained as prices of metals including nickel and zinc rose. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 05:00:14 GMT)

S.L. County councilman pushes restriction of payday-loan outlets
Joe Hatch wants to put the kibosh on the proliferation of predatory check-cashing businesses. The Salt Lake County Democratic councilman, who also represents union workers in his law practice, is fed up with the lack of regulation for an industry he is convinced preys on low-income customers. So today Hatch will push new zoning restrictions for the unincorporated county that would limit (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 06:09:58 GMT)

Australian Stocks Advance, Led by BHP and Rio as Metals Climb
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Australian stocks rose to their highest in almost five months. Mining companies such as BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group gained as prices of metals including nickel and zinc rose. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 06:59:41 GMT)

ATG Completes Acquisition of eStara
ATG announced it has completed its acquisition of eStara, a privately held company based in Reston, Virginia. ATG announced a definitive agreement on September 19, 2006 to acquire eStara in a stock and cash merger transaction. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 08:04:28 GMT)

Stocks advance as Dow reaches intraday high
NEW YORK - Stocks rose slightly yesterday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly touching a new intraday trading high after the U.N. Security Council condemned North Korea over its claim of an underground nuclear test. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 08:48:23 GMT)

Cash Now Corporation (CHNW) Announces The Launch Of "LEAD PRO" Lead Generation Software
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com today announced the launch of its e-commerce LEAD PRO licensing system. The LEAD PRO provides customizable domain-aware data capture automation engines. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:30:00 GMT)

DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces New Strategic Direction, Bicifadine Clinical Studies Results and Program Updates
SOMERSET, N.J., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DOV Pharmaceutical, ( Nachrichten ) Inc. announced today that it plans to implement a new strategic direction in which the Company will focus its internal efforts on its Phase I and II clinical and preclinical research programs for the development and discovery of drugs to treat neuropsychiatric disorders, advance the Company's later-stage drug (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:30:09 GMT)

Genzyme Announces Proposal to Increase Its Offer to Acquire AnorMED to $13.50 Per Share in Cash
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genzyme Corporation ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) announced today that it has informed the Board of Directors of AnorMED Inc. ( (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 13:57:22 GMT)

Rentcash Welcomes Legislation
Rentcash Inc. today announced that it welcomes legislation introduced by the federal government on October 6, 2006 that will allow provinces the authority to regulate the payday loan industry. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 14:40:00 GMT)

Genzyme Announces Proposal to Increase Its Offer to Acquire AnorMED to $13.50 Per Share in Cash
Vancouver, BC, October 10, 2006--(T-Net)--Genzyme Corporation (Nasdaq: GENZ) announced today that it has informed the Board of Directors of AnorMED (Nasdaq: ANOR; TSX: AOM) that it is prepared to increase its offer to acquire all outstanding shares of AnorMED to US $13.50 per share, or approximately $580 million, contingent upon AnorMED executing a support agreement with Genzyme. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 15:51:53 GMT)

Payday loan leader Cash Now, announces the start up of Cash Next Mortgages for Home Buyers, Refinancing, Commercial
Cash Now Corporation , www.cashnow.com, today announced the launch of Cash Next. Cash Next will provide Mortgages for Home Buyers, Refinancing, Commercial Construction, and Equity Loans...Cash Next is a B2B and a B2C portal for the financing needs of consumers, and businesses! (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 17:00:00 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Advance; Research In Motion, Alcan Shares Gain
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose for a third time in four days, led by technology shares including Research In Motion Ltd., on the prospects for earnings growth. (Tue, 10 Oct 2006 21:00:05 GMT)

S.L. County Councilman Pushes Restriction of Payday-Loan Outlets
By Derek P. Jensen, The Salt Lake Tribune Oct. 10--Joe Hatch wants to put the kibosh on the proliferation of predatory check-cashing businesses. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 00:14:19 GMT)

Homeless plan faulted
Vista and Taylor Street merchants say a plan by city leaders to house the homeless downtown this winter will jeopardize shoppers’ safety and drain cash registers. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 04:21:43 GMT)

NHRA NEWS: Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals advance package
WHAT: Inaugural Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals, the 21st of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Professional competitors in three categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade Series world championships. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 05:06:20 GMT)

Newark Academy, MKA advance to showdown
Alli Eatroff (first singles), Lauren Portnoi (second singles) and Mackenzie Goepel (third singles) all reversed first-set losses to help Newark Academy post a 4-1 victory over Gill St. Bernard's yesterday in the NJSIAA/Star-Ledger North Jersey, Non-Public B semifinal round in Livingston. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 05:21:26 GMT)

Salt Lake County eying payday-loan regulations
The Salt Lake County Council is starting to take a stand against the check-cashing industry. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 06:23:19 GMT)

Military payday loans may stop
People in military uniforms who take out payday loans are finding that their source of quick cash is drying up. Payday lenders are expected to stop making loans to military personnel late next year after Congress adopted a new cap on interest rates the lenders can charge. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 07:03:16 GMT)

BCE seen pacing Toronto stock index advance
Toronto's main stock index was set to open higher on Wednesday, led by Canada's largest telecommunications firm BCE Inc. which said it would convert its telephone unit into an income trust. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:40:00 GMT)

Cash Systems Launches Smart Processing Solutions(TM)
LAS VEGAS----Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, announced today that it has launched Smart Processing Solutions via the transformation of its acquiring platform to deliver premier customer service. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:30:00 GMT)

Flu shot information
Onondaga County Health Department Flu Shot Clinics For Onondaga County residents 18 years and older. Medicare Part B, Medicaid, cash or checks accepted. Appointments are necessary and must be made in advance either online or by phone. $25; pneumonia shot, $40. Information: 435-5752, (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:30:45 GMT)

Woman Says Payday Loan Turned Into Nightmare
Many people are living paycheck to paycheck. When an emergency hits some turn to so-called payday lenders. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:19:26 GMT)

JILTER JEN SUES HER EX
As if leaving him standing at the altar wasn't enough humiliation, "Runaway Bride" Jennifer Wilbanks is now suing her jilted groom, claiming he owes her a household's worth of cash and goods, Georgia court records reveal. Wilbanks - who gained... (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:25:20 GMT)

Retired Officer Accuses State Senator of Scamming Military
Accusations are flying in the District 8 State Senate race. Incumbent Lowell Barron is facing heat from his dealings with cash advance businesses which some say have ripped off members of the military. WAAY 31's Craig Boswell went in search of answers. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:02:42 GMT)

Cash Systems Launches Smart Processing Solutions(TM)
Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, announced today that it has launched Smart Processing Solutions via the transformation of its acquiring platform to deliver premier customer service. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 19:03:00 GMT)

S.L. County Eying Payday-Loan Regulations
By Leigh Dethman Deseret Morning News The Salt Lake County Council is starting to take a stand against the check-cashing industry. The council voted Tuesday to begin developing an ordinance to cap the number of payday-loan businesses in unincorporated areas of the county. (Wed, 11 Oct 2006 21:15:56 GMT)

Australian Stocks Decline, Led by Woodside; Insurers Advance
Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Australian stocks fell, led by Woodside Petroleum Ltd. after oil prices fell to the lowest this year. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 00:29:36 GMT)

Extend 'Payday Loan' Protections to All Borrowers
We owe a lot to the brave men and women who choose to serve in our country's armed forces. Now I'm hoping that one recent measure passed specifically to assist military personnel will serve as a template for all consumers. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 03:19:50 GMT)

NHRA News: Xplod Series Advance Package for Englishtown, N.J.
NHRA SPORT COMPACT FALLNATIONALS WHAT: Fifth Annual NHRA Sport Compact Fallnationals presented by Toyo Tires, the 10th of 11 events in the $2.5 million NHRA Xplôd Sport Compact Racing Series. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 04:45:20 GMT)

Cap on payday loan interest makes sense
We owe a lot to the brave men and women who serve in our country’s armed forces. And now I’m hoping that one recent measure passed to assist military personnel will serve as a template for all consumers. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 06:16:03 GMT)

$100,000 bail set for suspect in shooting
A man allegedly involved in a shooting in Allston that left the victim a quadriplegic was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail at his arraignment yesterday in Suffolk Superior Court. Kharee Criswell , 29, of Brookline, appeared on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being an accessory before the fact in the shooting of Maseresha Demes , 24, ... (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 08:33:18 GMT)

Cash Now Corporation (CHNW) Announces Shareholders Guidance
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

High court dismisses bid by payday loan company to avoid lawsuit
OTTAWA (CP) - A woman who is suing a payday loan company for charging high interest rates won a partial victory Thursday. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 16:22:00 GMT)

Court dismisses bid by payday loan company to avoid lawsuit
OTTAWA (CP) - A woman who is suing a payday loan company for charging high interest rates won a partial victory Thursday. The Supreme Court effectively ruled that Margaret Smith can sue Dollar Financial Group - the U.S. parent company of Money Mart - in Ontario court. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 17:14:03 GMT)

Marked in advance
TELEVISION: DTH services are selling prepaid subscription cards ala mobile services. A prepaid card to renew your mobile connection is an idea many Indians have come to accept unthinkingly. But a prepaid card to recharge your DTH television subscription? (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 18:45:28 GMT)

GIFT OF GIVING
Rick Hansen secondary students Ritoo Bhardwaj, Jasmeen Khale, Manpreet Mann, Amneet Harry, Jasmine Atwal, Amrit Gill, Mandeep Thandi, Kam Aujla, Raman Thandi, Sonya Gill, Gurdip Dhillon and Prabh Gill with some of the 15 food hampers they delivered to needy families on Friday, in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. (Thu, 12 Oct 2006 22:05:30 GMT)

ASIA MARKETS: Japanese And South Korean Shares Lead Broad Advance
HONG KONG (Dow Jones) -- Asian stocks were sharply higher Friday, with indexes in Japan and South Korea leading the advance as investors chased blue-chips such as Sony Corp., Toshiba Corp., and Posco after upbeat earnings' reports from large U.S. companies raised expectations of a strong showing by their Asian counterparts. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 04:35:29 GMT)

Australian Stocks Advance, Led by BHP and Rio as Metals Climb
Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Australian stocks gained, led by BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group after prices of some metals such as lead and nickel advanced. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 06:29:37 GMT)

Cash-strapped home-hunters get toeholds on property ladder
Many people who rent the house they live in do not do so out of choice. They see rent as dead money and would prefer to own their home and pay their own mortgage rather than pay the landlord’s. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 10:04:02 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, 13 Oct 2006 14:17:03 GMT)

German Stocks Including BMW and SAP Advance; Henkel Declines
Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks including Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and SAP AG gained. Henkel KGaA fell after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said French competitor L'Oreal SA faces a tougher second half. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 14:18:35 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2006-10-13 15:41 GMT: London shares hit 5-1/2 year highs in afternoon deals, Lloyds, BP lead advance
LONDON (AFX) - Leading shares resumed their upward march in midafternoon trade, with further gains in mining and oil stocks lifting the FTSE 100 to fresh 5-1/2 year highs, shrugging off a weak start by Wall Street, as a mixed bag of economic data left US investors searching for direction in early deals, dealers said. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 15:10:20 GMT)

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