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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. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 08:07:45 GMT)

Wyoming Calendar for Thursday, August 10, 2006
Today Cheyenne Heritage Quilters * Now through Saturday, Quilters from around Wyoming and surrounding area are invited to enter quilts in the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters 22nd Annual Show. The show will be on exhibit at the Cheyenne Civic Center, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily and will feature a Merchants' Mall on Saturday, a silent auction, quilt raffle and cash awards for People's Choice. To request (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 08:19:15 GMT)

Wyoming Calendar for Friday, August 11, 2006
Today Cheyenne Heritage Quilters * Today and tomorrow, Quilters from around Wyoming and surrounding area are invited to enter quilts in the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters 22nd Annual Show. The show will be on exhibit at the Cheyenne Civic Center, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily and will feature a Merchants' Mall tomorrow, a silent auction, quilt raffle and cash awards for People's Choice. To request an (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 08:21:25 GMT)

Wyoming Calendar for Saturday, August 12, 2006
Today Cheyenne Heritage Quilters * Quilters from around Wyoming and surrounding area are invited to enter quilts in the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters 22nd Annual Show, held today. The show will be on exhibit at the Cheyenne Civic Center, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature a Merchants' Mall, a silent auction, quilt raffle and cash awards for People's Choice. To request an entry blank and (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 08:22:05 GMT)

Sensex breaks 11,000 resistance, up 326 pts over the week
Mumbai, Aug 12: The country's key stock market index this week finally ended an over two months exile below the 11,000 mark, as increased FII activity helped it advance by 3.0 per cent in the period under review. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 08:53:44 GMT)

Secrets in the Pipeline
Wall Street, where information is transformed into cold, hard cash, is also a place where secrets have their own special currency. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 19:55:23 GMT)

Fourth Teen Arrested In Robbery And Chase
OMAHA, Neb -- Omaha police say the fourth suspect in Wednesday's robbery of Advance America Cash Advance at 84th and F has turned himself in. Demetrius Alston, 17, voluntarily went to the Northeast Precinct located at 30th and Taylor Street. (Sat, 12 Aug 2006 21:29:01 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. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 05:37:54 GMT)

Don't count on pension plans
If you plan on funding your retirement with your company's pension plan, you need to think again. The Senate recently passed a pension bill meant to stem the tide of failed company plans that have been foisted on taxpayers in recent years by distressed companies such as United Airlines. The goal: force companies to keep enough cash on hand to fully fund the retirement promises they've made to (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 06:08:44 GMT)

Chase fatal to off-duty police officer
An off-duty Colonial Heights police lieutenant driving home from the gym was fatally injured yesterday when his car was struck head-on by a Chesterfield County officer pursuing a speeding van. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 06:31:05 GMT)

Camptastic!
Snakes on a Plane" opens Friday at multiplexes around the country. Whether it's a good movie or a dreadful movie is, to everybody except the bean counters at New Line Cinema, beside the point. Even they may be in on the joke, though: There have been no advance screenings of the $30 million high-flying action film, for critics or anyone ... (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 06:38:31 GMT)

The ATM won't give me any cash. Help!
Suspected frauds have spurred U.S. banks to block debit cards for entire nations. Travelers have some options. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 07:07:46 GMT)

Dems spending big cash for TV time in Montana
HELENA-The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee already has reserved 1.65 million in television advertising time in its attempt to unseat Republican Sen. Conrad Burns this fall. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 08:10:09 GMT)

Wyoming Calendar for Friday, August 11, 2006
Today Cheyenne Heritage Quilters * Today and tomorrow, Quilters from around Wyoming and surrounding area are invited to enter quilts in the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters 22nd Annual Show. The show will be on exhibit at the Cheyenne Civic Center, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily and will feature a Merchants' Mall tomorrow, a silent auction, quilt raffle and cash awards for People's Choice. To request an (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 08:20:05 GMT)

Wyoming Calendar for Saturday, August 12, 2006
Today Cheyenne Heritage Quilters * Quilters from around Wyoming and surrounding area are invited to enter quilts in the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters 22nd Annual Show, held today. The show will be on exhibit at the Cheyenne Civic Center, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature a Merchants' Mall, a silent auction, quilt raffle and cash awards for People's Choice. To request an entry blank and (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 08:22:12 GMT)

Trying to set spending limits
Virginia legislators will attempt again in 2007 to regulate the payday loan industry. Del. G. Glenn Oder, R-Newport News, has submitted a bill for the 2007 General Assembly session that will put new restrictions on the payday lending industry. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 08:24:57 GMT)

Finding money at home
Vince Olszewski was in something of a financial pickle: he owned his 45-year-old Southeast Side home free and clear but had no cash to make basic repairs. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 10:21:22 GMT)

PCC WORKSHOPS, CLASSES
Leading Edge class The Small Business Development Center at Pueblo Community College is now taking registrations for its “Colorado Leading Edge - Small Business Planning” class that is being offered in both Pueblo and Canon City this fall. This 12-week course is for small business owners or people wanting to start a business. It covers strategic planning, market research, cash-flow analysis, (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 12:12:46 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. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 14:33:34 GMT)

A new game for market insiders?
Wall Street, where information is transformed into cold, hard cash, is also a place where secrets have their own special currency. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 15:20:31 GMT)

Australian exploration firm issues P1-B bonds
Australian firm Nido Petroleum Limited has issued over P1-billion worth of five-year convertible bonds to Hongkong-based Merill Lynch Corporate Principal to partly infuse its cash needs for programmed exploration activities in the Philippines. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 16:22:30 GMT)

Australian Dollar May Advance on Speculation of Rate Increase
Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar may strengthen on speculation the central bank will raise interest rates a third time this year, driving demand for the higher yields available on the nation's government bonds. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 22:42:34 GMT)

SPC marks Youth Day 2006 with award scheme
Friday, 11 August, 2006, SPC Headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia – Saturday, 12 August 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. (Sun, 13 Aug 2006 22:50:23 GMT)

Loans now available over the Internet
By Cindy V. Culp (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 06:16:04 GMT)

Music pirates cash in on IT
Piracy trade has graduated from a cottage industry to an IT industry, with new techniques of printing and recording. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 07:10:47 GMT)

Music pirates cash in on information technology
New Delhi, Aug 14: Music piracy has gone high tech. From the dingy units copying cassettes, the action has now shifted to organised IT units, manufacturing top quality CDs and passing them off as originals to consumers, causing the economy losses to the tune of Rs 650 crore. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 07:23:18 GMT)

Dems spending big cash for TV time in Montana
HELENA-The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee already has reserved 1.65 million in television advertising time in its attempt to unseat Republican Sen. Conrad Burns this fall. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 08:08:37 GMT)

Wyoming Calendar for Saturday, August 12, 2006
Today Cheyenne Heritage Quilters * Quilters from around Wyoming and surrounding area are invited to enter quilts in the Cheyenne Heritage Quilters 22nd Annual Show, held today. The show will be on exhibit at the Cheyenne Civic Center, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature a Merchants' Mall, a silent auction, quilt raffle and cash awards for People's Choice. To request an entry blank and (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 08:19:24 GMT)

IBM to acquire Filenet to advance information on demand strategy
ARMONK, NY and COSTA MESA, Calif. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 10:30:19 GMT)

Cash Now Back Office Loan Verify Software Integrates With A National Data Base Of Over 22 Million Users
Cash Now CSR booking engine has integrated the Cash Now Loan Verify features that will allow the company to integrate its technologies with other payday loan sub prime credit reporting agencies and identify potential bad loans and reduce loss exposures for the Cash Now licensees utilizing the company technology. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Advance Nanotech Appoints Tony Goncalves as Chief Operating Officer with Dr. Peter Gammel Joining the Board of Directors
NEW YORK----Aug. 14, 2006--Advance Nanotech, Inc., , the premier provider of financing and support services to drive the commercialization of nanotechnology products for homeland security and display technologies, today announced that it has appointed Tony Goncalves to the position of Chief Operating Officer . (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Queenstake Generates Positive Cash Flow in Second Quarter
Queenstake Resources Ltd. generated net income of $731,000 from gold sales of 51,216 ounces in the second quarter of 2006, compared to a net loss of $5.6 million in the second quarter of 2005. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 12:10:00 GMT)

Advance Nanotech realigns business
Technology commercialization company Advance Nanotech Inc., has agreed to renew its line of credit with Jano Holdings, as part of its plan to unify its business along two discrete operating divisions. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 14:21:43 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, 14 Aug 2006 14:59:37 GMT)

Money Centers of America Signs Two New Contracts for its Cash Access Solutions
Today Money Centers of America announced that it has signed two new contracts to provide its cash access solutions. These contracts are located in Florida and Illinois. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 19:20:00 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. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 19:34:21 GMT)

Cash Now E5 System Announces The Launch Of The Virtual Terminal
Cash Now Corporation announced today that it has launched and integrated the Cash Now Virtual Terminal web-based platform for processing electronic payments for the payday loan industry. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 20:00:00 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. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 20:36:25 GMT)

Pentagon backs effort to cap interest rate on 'payday loans'
The Pentagon has thrown its support behind a federal initiative to cap the annual interest rate of so-called “payday loans” to military personnel at 36 percent. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:06:52 GMT)

NHRA News: Xplod Series Advance Package for Jupiter, Fla.
PALM BEACH NHRA SPORT COMPACT NATIONALS WHAT: Second annual Palm Beach NHRA Sport Compact Nationals presented by Speed & Truck World, RJ Gators, & Buzz 103.1, the eighth of 11 events in the $2.5 million NHRA Xplôd Sport Compact Racing Series. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:22:48 GMT)

NHRA NEWS: MEMPHIS ADVANCE PACKAGE
O'REILLY NHRA MID-SOUTH NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL FACT SHEET WHAT: 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 17th of 23 events in the $50 million POWERade Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2005 NHRA POWERade championships. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:23:18 GMT)

NHRA NEWS: MEMPHIS ADVANCE PACKAGE (Correction)
O'REILLY NHRA MID-SOUTH NATIONALS PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL FACT SHEET WHAT: 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil, the 17th of 23 events in the $50 million POWERade Series. Professional competitors in four categories earn points leading to 2006 NHRA POWERade championships. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:23:28 GMT)

B.C. court rules payday loan company was charging 'criminal' rate of interest
VANCOUVER (CP) - A B.C Supreme Court judge says a B.C. payday loan company was charging criminal rates of interest to clients borrowing to make it through to their next pay cheque. (Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:57:00 GMT)

Court rules payday loan company was charging 'criminal' rate of interest
VANCOUVER -- A B.C. Supreme Court judge says a B.C. payday loan company was charging "criminal" rates of interest to clients borrowing to make it through to their next paycheque. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 00:56:50 GMT)

Loans, Secured Loans, Personal loans
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Dems spending big cash for TV time in Montana
HELENA-The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee already has reserved 1.65 million in television advertising time in its attempt to unseat Republican Sen. Conrad Burns this fall. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 08:17:12 GMT)

Cash Now launches e-payments virtual terminal platform
Cash Now Corporation (Cash Now) announced today that it has launched and integrated the Cash Now Virtual Terminal web-based platform for processing electronic payments for the payday loan ... (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:27:21 GMT)

Money Centers of America reports new ATM contracts
Today Money Centers of America (BULLETIN BOARD: MCAM) announced that it has signed two new contracts to provide its cash access solutions. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:27:33 GMT)

Payday loan reforms a good idea
Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., is leading the charge for a congressional amendment to protect military personnel and their families from loan sharks. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 10:27:58 GMT)

Invoice choice to deal with slow cashflow
SMALL firms in Edinburgh are being urged to consider invoice financing - a cash advance on all invoices raised - to help them deal with potential summer cashflow hitches. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:10:30 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Rise as Inflation Report Eases Rate Concern
Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks snapped a three-day losing streak as a U.S. government report on producer prices eased concern the Federal Reserve may resume raising interest rates. Manulife Financial Corp. and banks paced the advance. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 14:43:24 GMT)

Nasdaq paces advance; Dow up triple digits
U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday, with the Nasdaq up more than 1.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting a triple-digit gain, after a benign producer-price report helped build a case for the Federal Reserve to leave interest rates unchanged. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 15:39:13 GMT)

Japanese Bonds Advance; U.S. Reports May Show Housing Slowdown
Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese government bonds gained on expectations reports will show a housing market slowdown in the U.S., cooling demand for riskier assets such as stocks. (Tue, 15 Aug 2006 21:40:56 GMT)

Payday loan company charging ‘criminal’ interest rate: court
VANCOUVER—A B.C. Supreme Court judge says a B.C. payday loan company was charging “criminal” rates of interest to clients borrowing to make it through to their next paycheque. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 05:03:12 GMT)

Cash Now Corporation (Symbol CHNW) Announces The Launch Of Foxlinx.Com (TNT The National Teller), A Resource Utility
Cash Now Corporation announced today that it has launched and integrated the Cash Now Database in Foxlinx.Com, a web-based platform for the payday loan industry. Mr. Derek Elliott, Cash Now's Senior Infrastructure Project Manager, said "To the best of our knowledge, we may be the world's only information management utility tool specially developed for the small loan industry, personal loan (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Credit Cards
Following a brief discussion on low fixed-rate credit cards offered by Pulaski Bank, this monthly feature presents two tables listing five low-interest premium cards with recent interest rate, cash-advance rate/fee, annual fee/grace period, late/over limit fee, and telephone number; and five of the best cash-back rebate cards with recent interest rate, cash-advance rate/fee, annual fee, rebate (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:07:02 GMT)

Baby Steps at Pep Boys
Turnarounds are never easy, and I don't think it helps Pep Boys' (NYSE: PBY - News) cause when other auto parts and service companies like Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP - News), AutoZone (NYSE: AZO - News), and Munro Muffler (Nasdaq: MNRO - News) are seeing challenges of their own. It would nevertheless appear that the bleeding has stopped at this one-time favorite of the GARP crowd. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:13:38 GMT)

Advance America Increases Stock Repurchase Program by $100 Million
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. today announced that its board of directors has approved an extension of its stock repurchase program to cover an additional $100 million of the Company's currently outstanding common stock. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:14:00 GMT)

Baby Steps at Pep Boys
Turnarounds are never easy, and I don't think it helps Pep Boys ' (NYSE: PBY) cause when other auto parts and service companies like Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) , AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) , and Munro Muffler (Nasdaq: MNRO) are seeing challenges of their own. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:28:53 GMT)

Advance America Expands Buyback Program
Payday advance firm Advance America, Cash Advance Centers Inc. said Wednesday that its board extended the company's stock repurchase program to cover an additional $100 million shares. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:50:36 GMT)

Pep Boys shares up on higher Q2 earnings, improved cash flow
Shares of Pep Boys soared on Wednesday after the company posted higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter amid signs of better financial management. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 21:07:49 GMT)

Bay Area check casher relocates to Miami
Allied Cash Advance has relocated its corporate headquarters from the Bay Area to Miami, citing the high cost of doing business in California. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 21:58:09 GMT)

Bay Area check casher moves to Miami
Allied Cash Advance has relocated its corporate headquarters from the Bay Area to Miami, citing the high cost of doing business in California, the company said Wednesday. (Wed, 16 Aug 2006 22:39:40 GMT)

DOD Want Stricter Payday Loan Laws
The Defense Department says the number of soldiers denied a security clearance over the past five years has increased 1,600% -- because so many are having problems with high-interest, short-term loans. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 00:11:56 GMT)

State regulators start proceedings against payday lender
In what it characterized as its largest-ever case against a payday lender, the state Department of Financial Institutions on Wednesday filed a statement of charges against Check 'N Go of Washington Inc. and said it intends to revoke the company's license. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 00:21:35 GMT)

Plan to restrict payday loan stores cited as racism
One councilman is calling Mesa's attempts at preventing the clustering of payday loan stores akin to racism. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:50:03 GMT)

Robber striking local payday loan stores
The man has held up seven stores in Newport News and Hampton since July 8, police say. He's going to payday loan offices for fast cash, but he doesn't intend to pay it back. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 07:12:31 GMT)

New zoning's goal: Aid growth
Covington residents might soon see more mom and pop stores and owner-occupied homes and fewer pawn shops and cash-advance stores throughout the city. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:03:32 GMT)

Pep Boys shares up on higher Q2 earnings, improved cash flow
Shares of Pep Boys soared on Wednesday after the company posted higher-than-expected earnings for the second quarter amid signs of better financial management. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:39:16 GMT)

Gryphon's Borealis Feasibility Study Completed; Company to Advance Gold Resources to Production
Gryphon Gold Corporation(OTC.BB: GYPH) today announced that the Company is in receipt of a positive feasibility study regarding the heap leachable resources of its fully permitted Borealis Gold Property, located 12 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:05:00 GMT)

Gryphon's Borealis Feasibility Study Completed; Company to Advance Gold Resources to Production
DENVER, COLORADO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- - Gryphon Gold Corporation today announced that the Company is in receipt of a positive feasibility study regarding the heap leachable resources of its fully permitted Borealis Gold Property, located 12 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:05:25 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on Hewlett-Packard Forecast, Decline in Oil
Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose for a fourth day as a profit forecast from Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's second- largest personal computer maker, exceeded projections and oil fell to $70 a barrel for the first time since June. (Thu, 17 Aug 2006 22:47:40 GMT)

Buyer Beware: Payday Lender Accused Of Overcharging Customers
State investigators say Check N' Go of Washington has essentially been ripping people off, and breaking the law in the process. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:50:25 GMT)

Mesa plan to restrict payday loan stores cited as racism
One councilman is calling Mesa's attempts at preventing the clustering of payday loan stores akin to racism. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 05:05:59 GMT)

Burnham heading to Florida after lawmakers OK cash
In a move state leaders likened to the arrival of Walt Disney World and Henry Flagler's railroad, lawmakers approved $155.3 million Thursday to deliver a renowned California biotechnology institute to Florida. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 05:21:35 GMT)

Bi-Lo cards likely to expand
Purpose Solutions, the company behind the Bi-Lo BonusPay program, says it hopes to eventually expand the short-term-loan cards across the country to more retail outlets including convenience stores, gas stations and drug stores. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 07:10:28 GMT)

Singles calendar
To list an event, send a fax to Robin Payne at 313-223-5985, e-mail her at [email protected] or write her at Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, Detroit 48226. Send notices at least three weeks in advance. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 07:12:52 GMT)

Clowns suspect in armed robberies
In less than a week, two paycheck advance loan businesses have been robbed by armed suspects disguised as clowns, their exploits, caught on camera. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:32:39 GMT)

Factoring: There's Money in Your Receivables
As a company grows, so do its accounts receivable. Growing pains often involve a shortage of cash, creating inadequate cash flows. So, wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to wait for your customers to pay you? Actually, that is what factoring does for you; it turns your invoices and your receivables into cash. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 13:09:37 GMT)

Clowns suspect in armed robberies
In less than a week, two paycheck advance loan businesses have been robbed by armed suspects disguised as clowns, their exploits, caught on camera. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 15:17:59 GMT)

Payday Loan Company Pays More Than $500,000 in Back Wages to 900 Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Q.C. Financial Inc., a payday loan establishment that operates under the name of Quick Cash, has paid $519,088 in back wages to 900 employees to correct violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The corporation is headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., and has numerous locations throughout the U.S. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 17:42:48 GMT)

Libertarians Sue Over Deputies Who Stopped Nudist Camp Event
By Chris Moon By Chris Moon THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL A blocked attempt at raising political cash - with or without clothes - is going to federal court. The Libertarian Party of Kansas on Thursday announced it was filing a lawsuit in U.S. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 18:07:55 GMT)

Payday lender pays to correct overtime violations
Payday loan company QC Holdings Inc. has paid more than half a million dollars in back wages to 900 employees, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. The payments were made to correct violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act regarding overtime pay. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 18:25:41 GMT)

Cattle Market Notes: COF Report, No Surprises, Beef Declines
After last week’s brisk early-week business, the cash fed cattle market got back to what has become its more normal schedule this week. Through Thursday, cash business was slow. USDA reported light activity in all regions. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:14:21 GMT)

Hizbollah's next weapon -- cash for war victims
Hizbollah handed out bundles of cash on Friday to people whose homes were wrecked by Israeli bombing, consolidating the Iranian-backed group's support among Lebanon's Shi'ites and embarrassing the Beirut government. (Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:15:26 GMT)

Hizbollah's next weapon -- cash for war victims
By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 01:07:28 GMT)

Refinancing wave still rolling through U.S.
Americans are getting one more cash advance from their homes. They're doing it with cash-out refi's - home... (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 01:11:39 GMT)

U.N. wants European troops; Hizbollah doles out cash
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations appealed on Friday for Europeans to contribute to a U.N. force in Lebanon so a balance would be created between Western and Muslim troops acceptable to Israel and Lebanon. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 02:09:39 GMT)

Most States Have Budget Surpluses
It's tantamount to finding an unexpected wad of cash buried in the pocket of an old jacket -- utter euphoria at the windfall, mad money to splurge on a one-time extravagance. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 04:09:03 GMT)

Hundreds to receive back pay
A payday loan company based in Overland Park has paid $519,088 to resolve an investigation into overtime pay violations. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 07:21:19 GMT)

U.N. appeals for more troops
The United Nations is appealing to its member nations to contribute to a peacekeeping force in Lebanon, with chief Kofi Annan saying the cease-fire is still very fragile. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 08:51:52 GMT)

Agency: Rebuked payday lender still chasing loans
A regulatory agency continues to gather evidence against an Arkansas man who operated payday lending stores without a state license, including one in Mountain Home. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 10:02:32 GMT)

News In Brief
Saturday, August 19. SEVEN victims of crime have received a share of over £84,000 after a successful cash seizure by Hertfordshire Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 10:50:40 GMT)

QC Financial workers to get back pay
A payday loan company based in Overland Park has paid $519,088 to resolve an investigation into overtime pay violations. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:52:47 GMT)

New England lobster rolls at a glance
Eds: Previously moved in advance, now available for immediate use. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 16:13:12 GMT)

Stars of Karting Posts Big Prize for Finals
Written by: Stars Communications Seattle, Wash. – 8/19/2006 The Snap-on Stars of Karting presented by the IRL announced a record $25,200 cash payout for the series’ final championship event of the season in Toronto September 22-24. (Sat, 19 Aug 2006 20:52:08 GMT)

WNBA: Monarchs, Shock advance
Though the Sacramento Monarchs' regular season felt like a mess, their first two playoff games have been works of art. (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 03:25:37 GMT)

Turning payday into profit
The people who call Rosemarie Hayes for help never thought they'd be in trouble. (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 07:09:13 GMT)

Monarchs advance to West finals
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Yolanda Griffith scored 17 points and the Sacramento Monarchs advanced to the WNBA Western Conference finals with a 92-64 rout of the Houston Comets on Saturday in Game 2 of their first-round series. (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 07:23:48 GMT)

Three businesses to take over old ‘Blockbuster' site
BULLHEAD CITY - Allied Cash Advance, American Family Insurance and Sprint Express will be moving into the old Blockbuster Video building at the intersection of Marina Boulevard and Miracle Mile, across from Riverview Mall. (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 09:18:00 GMT)

Shock, Monarchs advance
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Bill Laimbeer has never been shy about saying his Detroit Shock is the most talented squad in the WNBA. For the first time in three years, his team may be ready to back him up. The Shock got their first playoff series victory since winning the the 2003 finals, eliminating the Indiana Fever with a 98-83 victory Saturday night in Game 2 of their first-round series. (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 09:19:25 GMT)

Monarchs, Shock advance
Though the Sacramento Monarchs' regular season felt like a mess, their first two playoff games have been works of art. (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 14:47:03 GMT)

Agency: Rebuked payday lender still chasing loans
A regulatory agency continues to gather evidence against an Arkansas man who operated payday lending stores without a state license, including one in Mountain Home. (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 20:47:25 GMT)

Lebanese PM: 'Crime Against Humanity'
Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora toured south Beirut alongside Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, a Hezbollah supporter. Saniora called the Israeli bombing campaign a "crime against humanity." (Sun, 20 Aug 2006 23:06:27 GMT)

Recruiters in hunt for Latino execs
Headhunters are on the prowl for Latino executives who understand the huge and complex Hispanic market. Corporations need Hispanic executives to help them cash in on a windfall: $700 billion in yearly Hispanic spending. The chase is complicated by a shortage of high-level Hispanic talent, low Hispanic MBA rates and strong family ties. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 06:56:04 GMT)

WNBA PLAYOFFS: Shock hopes to outshine Sun
The last time the Detroit Shock faced the Connecticut Sun in the Eastern Conference finals was 2003, the year the Shock took everyone by surprise and ran away with the franchise's first WNBA championship. The two teams will meet Thursday at the Palace in Game 1 of the conference finals' best-of-three series for the right to advance to the WNBA Finals. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 07:08:35 GMT)

Microsoft plans share buy-back
Microsoft has found something to do with the $34.1 billion in cash, that it has sitting around. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 07:46:46 GMT)

Make sure your good credit gets recorded
You may be paying a steep price to repair your credit but if the on-time payments are not getting reported you're getting shortchanged. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:00:00 GMT)

English cricket suffers cash blow
English cricket authorities expect to lose about £400,000 after the forfeited Test match at The Oval. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 10:16:01 GMT)

Copper surge leads base metals prices higher
LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Copper prices jumped by two percent and led a general advance by industrial metals prices in Europe on Monday on supply problems that pointed to firm markets for the rest of the year. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:00:15 GMT)

FTSE gains as miners rise on bid talk; oils advance
LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest shares edged up on Monday, driven by oil and gas stocks and talk of bid interest in miners, although action outside the resources sector was subdued with little earnings or economic data to drive trading. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 11:31:03 GMT)

U.K., Irish Stocks Advance, Led by Anglo American, BHP and CRH
Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks rose, led by Anglo American Plc after the Observer newspaper reported the world's second-biggest mining company may get a takeover bid. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 13:48:44 GMT)

A 48-year-old Bradenton man is behind bars for allegedly trying to cash a forged, $280 check at a payday-loan business
A 48-year-old Bradenton man is behind bars for allegedly trying to cash a forged, $280 check at a payday-loan business. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 17:34:12 GMT)

U.S. weekly corn outlook: Corn prices
"If a train wreck is anticipated far enough in advance, it can be avoided," said Darrel Good, responding to those who have argued that extremely high prices for corn will be required to get the necessary increase in corn acreage next year, resulting in a train wreck involving shortages of corn and record high prices. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:28:21 GMT)

Advance Auto Parts Standing Still
These are challenging times in the auto-parts industry, and no one's faring especially well. Since Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP - News) is among the sector's worst performers, that outlook might be cold comfort for its shareholders. While its long-term picture still looks pretty good, Advance investors will need to exercise some patience in the face of a tough operating environment. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:44:26 GMT)

Advance Auto Parts Standing Still
Advance will be fine long-term, but offers little excitement for now. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:44:26 GMT)

Advance Auto Parts Standing Still
These are challenging times in the auto-parts industry, and no one's faring especially well. Since Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) is among the sector's worst performers, that outlook might be cold comfort for its shareholders. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:58:53 GMT)

4 Stocks That Took a Hike
A dividend check is more than just a piece of paper that can be exchanged for cash at the bank. It can also be a snapshot of financial health when a company is confident enough to boost its distribution level. (Mon, 21 Aug 2006 21:29:03 GMT)

A matter of value judgments MLS, players clash on cash
Major League Soccer is experiencing growing pains. And the very concept that has helped keep the league in business -- single entity -- also seems to be holding it back in many ways. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 07:44:16 GMT)

U.K. Mining Stocks Advance, Led by BHP; InterContinental Falls
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. mining stocks rose as brokerages including Citigroup Inc. said the companies may use their cash to buy competitors or increase dividends to fend off takeovers. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group led the advance. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 09:48:44 GMT)

Can OutKast save hip-hop? Is Paris Hilton actually listenable?
CAN OUTKAST save the hip-hop game? As it stands, the genre — traditionally a cash cow — isn't doing so well in 2006. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 09:59:56 GMT)

London midday: Nursing heavy losses
London's top flight shares were nursing heavy losses by lunchtime, as investors sold out of financial stocks and miners lost their earlier advance. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 11:20:05 GMT)

Cash Now Corporation (CHNW.PK) Vends In The Australia Master Franchisor with 21 Retail Stores
Cash Now Corporation announces that it has completed the 100% takeover of our Australian and New Zealand Master Franchisee. Cash Now Pty Ltd has operated in Australia for 3 years and has experienced outstanding growth in the Payday Loan and Cheque Cashing franchise market with 21 stores now using the Cash Now system. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:30:00 GMT)

Mayor, Council to square off on bonds to cover operating deficit, raise cash
OLEAN - Another showdown between Mayor David Carucci and the Common Council over city finances is brewing. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 12:52:34 GMT)

German Shares Advance, Led by SAP, Infineon Technologies, TUI
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks rose, led by SAP AG, Infineon Technologies AG and TUI AG. The benchmark DAX Index climbed 15.01, or 0.3 percent, to 5809.84 at 4:33 p.m. in Frankfurt. The HDAX Index of the country's 110 biggest companies added 0.2 percent. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 15:03:22 GMT)

House of Fraser bid talks advance
Icelandic investment firm Baugur says it is in "advanced" takeover talks with UK retailer House of Fraser. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 15:21:51 GMT)

Robber stops in for a ‘loan'
DURANT - A revolver-wielding bandit fled with cash after holding up a loan office early Monday evening. Durant Police were dispatched at 5:18 to Advance America Cash Advance on Radio Road after a hold-up alarm was activated. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 18:50:11 GMT)

A matter of interest: payday loans
You have to respect an optimist like Bob Whitelaw. The former head of the Canadian Payday Loan Association was recently hired by Alterna Savings to research the possibility of setting up a payday loan product for the Ontario-based credit union. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:50:05 GMT)

Fans don't forfeit cash
SURREY has refunded all fans who bought tickets for the cancelled fifth day of the England-Pakistan Test at The Oval, which was sensationally forfeited on Sunday. (Tue, 22 Aug 2006 20:21:26 GMT)

Metro briefs
Jeff Nix, an incumbent on the Minor Heights Fire District board of trustees, won the election for his board seat on Aug. 15. Nix's opponent was Obie Evans. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 09:28:48 GMT)

Sports Digest
Gulf Shores High School is now offering advance tickets to all Friday night home football games at reduced prices. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 09:31:29 GMT)

IBM buys Internet Security Systems
IBM has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems in an all-cash transaction worth around $1.3 billion. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 14:52:47 GMT)

IBM snaps up Internet Security Systems
IBM has announced that it will buy Internet Security Systems in an all-cash transaction for approximately $1.3bn. ISS' software, appliances and services are designed to monitor and manage network vulnerabilities and exploits, and to respond in advance of potential threats. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:37:40 GMT)

Search continues for robbery suspect
DURANT - Authorities are continuing to search for a suspect in the Monday evening robbery of a loan office. At approximately 5:15 p.m., a bandit walked in Advance America on Radio Road, pulled out a revolver and demanded money. He then fled with less than $500 cash, according to police. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 16:20:32 GMT)

Biotech hopes to woo investors with stem cell research advance
Pioneering stem cell company Advanced Cell Technology Inc. is again attempting to raise cash to pay its bills and keep funding research projects that include plans to clone human embryos. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 19:09:13 GMT)

OP payday loan company boosts stock buyback to $30 million
QC Holdings Inc. today said its board of directors has increased the company’s common stock repurchase program to $30 million. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 19:59:12 GMT)

QC Holdings OKs Bigger Stock Buyback
Payday loan provider QC Holdings Inc. said Wednesday its board boosted its stock-buyback authorization by half to $30 million. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:02:26 GMT)

QC Holdings OKs Bigger Stock Buyback
(AP) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Payday loan provider QC Holdings Inc. said Wednesday its board boosted its stock-buyback authorization by half to $30 million. (Wed, 23 Aug 2006 20:20:19 GMT)

Uneven Money for Poor
In mid- August , Barbara Grayson received a 10-day notice from Equitable Gas warning that she would face a gas shut-off if she didn’t pay her bill. So Grayson looked for quick, easy cash the only way she knew how — through an advance loan from a check-casher in East Liberty . (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 01:03:40 GMT)

Group concerned over military payday loans
One study says that military personnel are three times more likely to take out payday loans than other consumers, which has a local grassroots group again taking on the industry. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 06:19:46 GMT)

WNBA conference finals on tap
Season series: Sparks won 3-0, including two at home. Los Angeles: The Sparks, who had a three-game losing streak down the stretch, lost their playoff opener at Seattle before rebounding to win Games 2 and 3 at home to advance after two straight first-round exits. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 06:27:12 GMT)

Clowns suspect in armed robberies
In less than a week, two paycheck advance loan businesses have been robbed by armed suspects disguised as clowns, their exploits, caught on camera. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 07:11:30 GMT)

City regulators revisit taxi, town car dispute
A quiet war rages in front of most major downtown hotels, largely unnoticed by patrons and passers-by. The soldiers are cabbies and drivers of so-called executive cars. Their weaponry includes cell phones, parking places and furtively passed cash. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 07:49:37 GMT)

Bill seeks to curb predatory lending targeting military
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 24 (COPLEY NEWS SERVICE): Appealing to the Legislature's wartime patriotism and sympathy for soldiers trapped in a cycle of debt, San Diego Assemblywoman Lori Saldana is pushing legislation to protect military families from being preyed upon by payday loan companies that often charge more than 400 percent annual interest. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 12:08:53 GMT)

Calendar for Aug. 24
GRACE AND HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL: Art Unleashed. Live and silent auction of pet and animal-themed artwork; benefits animals at Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 25. $25 advance; $30 at door. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 13:38:32 GMT)

Clown-robber hits 3rd payday loan store
Tucson police are asking for help in finding two people who have dressed like clowns to rob cash-advance stores on at least three occasions. In the most recent incident, one man entered ACE Cash Advance, 3955 E. Speedway Blvd., just before noon Wednesday, said Tucson Police Sgt. Decio Hopffer. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 14:17:13 GMT)

Biotech hopes to woo investors with stem cell research advance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pioneering stem cell company Advanced Cell Technology Inc. is again attempting to raise cash to pay its bills and keep funding research projects that include plans to clone human embryos. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 16:02:30 GMT)

European Stocks Advance on Confidence Report; Ericsson Gains
Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose after business confidence in Germany, the region's biggest economy, declined less than economists expected. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 16:29:34 GMT)

Cash on the barrelhead
Johnny and June live again in box sets, film... By Grant Britt. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:08:12 GMT)

Biotech hopes to woo investors with stem cell research advance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pioneering stem cell company Advanced Cell Technology Inc. is again attempting to raise cash to pay its bills and keep funding research projects that include plans to clone human embryos. (Thu, 24 Aug 2006 17:30:17 GMT)

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