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CORRECT: U.S. stocks mixed; Google weighs on tech
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks turned mixed Monday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a modest advance, but a negative article on Google Inc. in financial weekly Barron's weighed on the technology sector. (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 15:49:37 GMT)

Bedford Property Shares Advance on Deal
Bedford Property Investors Inc. shares surged Monday after the real estate investment trust agreed to be acquired for about $432 million by an affiliate of LBA Realty LLC. (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 17:35:03 GMT)

Monday, February 13, 2006
Two time defending champions Cleaning Centre Angels guard, and three point specialist, Sharelle Cash, went into Saturday's three point shoot-out competition as the overwhelming favourite to win. (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:08:06 GMT)

A Golden Imagination
*** There's a mug you wouldn't want gracing your living room wall...assets - or just wretched liabilities... *** Inspecting the trash lifted up by the tide of cash...draining this long Fin De Bubble to the last drop... (Mon, 13 Feb 2006 18:32:00 GMT)

Damning report says Katrina response a 'national failure'
The US administration led a "national failure" in its response to Hurricane Katrina, while millions of dollars was lost to fraud after the disaster, Congress said in an upcoming report. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 00:33:39 GMT)

Google's ad sales tested in court
A payday lending company in Ohio sues Google, saying it shouldn't sell rivals ads for searches on its trademarked name. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 01:48:21 GMT)

Saddam Hussein's trial, Hurricane Katrina report
February 14, 2006 (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 02:04:10 GMT)

A Bit of Good News for Blair: ID Cards for Britons Advance
Prime Minister Tony Blair faced down his opposition in a vote in the House of Commons on a plan to introduce mandatory identification cards. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 02:56:03 GMT)

Google cursed by too much cash?
ANNANDALE, Va. (MarketWatch) -- It may seem unfair of me to dump on Google, given the spate of bad news about the company in recent weeks and how much its stock has suffered, including Monday's drop of nearly 17%. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 05:11:22 GMT)

Payday-lending bill is pulled
A bill tightening payday-lending laws was pulled by its sponsor yesterday, and the car-title lending industry failed to get the regulatory legislation it wanted from the House of Delegates. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 05:22:44 GMT)

Talent showcase
The third annual Talent Night Star Night Showcase is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the School of Discovery's Pickard Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $4 for children age 10 and under. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 06:19:27 GMT)

Payday-lending bill is pulled
A bill tightening payday-lending laws was pulled by its sponsor yesterday, and the car-title lending industry failed to get the regulatory legislation it wanted from the House of Delegates. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 06:39:58 GMT)

Yen Gains; Report Signals Japan's Investors Bringing Cash Home
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The yen strengthened against the dollar for a third day on signs Japanese investors are bringing money home before the end of the financial year next month. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 07:17:42 GMT)

Payday-lending bill is pulled
A bill tightening payday-lending laws was pulled by its sponsor yesterday, and the car-title lending industry failed to get the regulatory legislation it wanted from the House of Delegates. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:19:51 GMT)

Asian Stocks Rebound From 4-Week Lows; Toyota Motor Leads Gain
Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rebounded from four- week lows. Japan's biggest companies, including Toyota Motor Co., advanced as rising earnings and an improving economy help steer more cash into equities. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 09:15:25 GMT)

Payday-loan bill killed by sponsor
In a rare act, Del. G. Glenn Oder of Newport News puts an end to his plan to restrict high-interest loans. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:02:27 GMT)

Prosper Marketplace: The eBay of Loans?
A decade ago, when Chris Larsen co-founded online loan broker E-Loan, he purposely took aim at traditional mortgage lenders, many of which he thought deceived borrowers and charged too much. Now, he intends to shake up a whole new swath of the financial services business. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:13:05 GMT)

The Situation: Tuesday, February 14
Posted: 9:50 a.m. ET From Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:04:13 GMT)

In The Cattle Markets: Corn Price Rally Doesn’t Help Breakevens
Cash corn at Omaha , NE bottomed at $1.48/bu at the end of last October. Since then, it has risen $0.40/bu. Most of this advance has been improvement in local basis rather than increases in price level. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:44:45 GMT)

Olympic hockey predictions: Czechs cash in
With turmoil surrounding the NHL on several different fronts, what better time to take a break for a tournament designed to show off the best the league has to offer? As they get set for the Olympic men's hockey tournament in Turin, Shawn Roarke predicts some of the things we'll see over the next 12 days. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 19:33:18 GMT)

CME Cattle Review: Most Gain After Early 4-Mo Lows
CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--After registering new four-month lows, Chicago Mercantile Exchange February and April live cattle futures closed unchanged Tuesday as the market continued to wait for cash live cattle trade. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 20:44:45 GMT)

Sweetheart rally lifts TSX; Dow Jones Industrials rack up triple-digit gains
TORONTO (CP) - A Valentine's Day rally bloomed on Canada's benchmark stock index Tuesday as investors took a shine to gold stocks and shook off an early slump attributed to a sharp decline in crude oil prices. (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 22:56:00 GMT)

The best ways to negotiate a higher salary
Dear Annie: I was intrigued by your recent article, "Are you underpaid -- or overtitled?" because my situation is the opposite of what you described: I haven't gotten a promotion (that is, a new title) in the six years I've been at this company, yet my responsibilities have doubled. So, in researching my market value, I keep finding that my actual job description should command more money than I (Tue, 14 Feb 2006 23:33:57 GMT)

Sweetheart rally lifts TSX; Dow Jones Industrials rack up triple-digit gains
TORONTO (CP) - A Valentine's Day rally bloomed on Canada's benchmark stock index Tuesday as investors took a shine to gold stocks and shook off an early slump attributed to a sharp decline in crude oil prices. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 00:13:00 GMT)

Talent showcase
The third annual Talent Night Star Night Showcase is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the School of Discovery's Pickard Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $4 for children age 10 and under. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 06:34:50 GMT)

Payday Loan Offers Launches to Aid Online Borrowers
Payday lenders may not be who you think they are: Paydayloanoffers.com steers consumers to legitimate lenders. [PRWEB Feb 15, 2006] (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 08:16:47 GMT)

U.S. Companies Take More Risks With Receivables
Only a small portion of medium to large businesses protect their receivables through trade credit insurance, a risky business philosophy that could have adverse effects on a company’s cash flow. [PRWEB Feb 15, 2006] (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 08:22:00 GMT)

Startups On The Cheap
New ventures need to stretch their cash as far as they can. Here are a few ideas. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 11:51:13 GMT)

Payday Loan Offers Launches to Aid Online Borrowers
(PRWEB) February 15, 2006 -- Payday Loan Offers (http: (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Canadian Stocks May Advance With Oil Price; Suncor May Gain
Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks may rise, led by energy producers including Suncor Energy Inc., as the price of oil rose from a six-week low. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 14:36:44 GMT)

Agnico-Eagle fully redeems convertible debentures for shares
Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited announced today that it has fully redeemed its $144 million principal amount 4.50% convertible subordinated debentures due February 15, 2012. The Company paid cash to satisfy interest on the debentures up to and including February 15, 2006 and issued approximately 10.3 million shares to discharge all of its remaining obligations under the indenture governing the (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:28:00 GMT)

Agnico-Eagle Mines
TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited announced today that it has fully redeemed its $144 million principal amount 4.50% convertible subordinated debentures due February 15, 2012. The Company paid cash to satisfy interest on the debentures up to and including February 15, 2006 and issued approximately 10.3 million shares to discharge all of its remaining obligations under the (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:11:54 GMT)

Senate approves fines for payday lenders who disobey state law
A bill that would impose fines of up to $1,000 on payday lenders that violate the state's check cashing registration laws was approved Tuesday by the Senate. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:58:44 GMT)

Kiwanians to sponsor 'Last Chance' Ice Fishing Contest this Saturday
Winter got you down? Itching to get out of the house? Want to get in a little ice fishing before the close of the season? Like cold, hard cash? (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:48:00 GMT)

WMS Industries Shares Advance on Upgrade
Shares of WMS Industries Inc., a maker of lottery terminals and slot machines, climbed Wednesday after the stock was upgraded by an analyst citing its low valuation relative to its peers, and upside potential. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:53:57 GMT)

Payday lending bill up for Senate vote
State Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-San Juan, McKinley, is hoping the payday lending bill she has shepherded for five years will be seen by the House and Senate as a consensus bill, one that protects consumers and helps payday lenders make enough of a profit to remain in business. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 20:06:56 GMT)

Advance America Schedules Fourth Quarter Conference Call
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. will release fourth quarter and full year 2005 financial results on Wednesday afternoon February 22, 2006 after the stock market closes. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:00:00 GMT)

CME Cattle Review: Live Cattle At 4-Mo Lows; Still No Cash
CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--Most Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures slid to new four-month lows Wednesday as the market continued to wait for cattle owners and beef packers to end their cattle price standoff. (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:14:55 GMT)

Rentcash stock sinks
Investors pulled their money out of Rentcash Inc. Wednesday, driving shares of the loan company 15 per cent lower one day after it released financials results one analyst described as “disappointing.” (Wed, 15 Feb 2006 21:28:16 GMT)

Asian Stocks Climb on Cheaper Oil; Toyota and Hon Hai Advance
Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rose after oil fell to an eight-week low, easing concern that energy costs will damp global economic growth. Exporters including Toyota Motor Corp. and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. gained. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 04:00:13 GMT)

Japanese Stocks Advance; Mitsubishi UFJ Leads Gains on Forecast
Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese stocks gained, led by banks, after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. raised its full-year forecast, boosting expectations that increasing demand for loans will lift earnings. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 05:02:32 GMT)

Japanese Stocks Advance; Mitsubishi UFJ Leads Gains on Forecast
Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese stocks gained, led by banks, after Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. raised its full-year forecast, boosting expectations that increasing demand for loans will lift earnings. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 05:32:42 GMT)

Forest Oil Announces Record Earnings and Discretionary Cash Flow in 2005 on More Than $1 Billion of Revenue
DENVER----Feb. 16, 2006--Forest Oil Corporation : Remainco Fourth Quarter Production Increases to 283 MMcfe/d, a Sequential Growth Rate of 6% Wild River Net Production Increases 25% Sequentially to a Record 25 MMcfe/d in the Quarter Buffalo Wallow Net Production Increases 6% Sequentially to a Record 34 MMcfe/d in the Quarter Remainco Reserve Replacement Ratio of 281% from all Capital Activities, (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 06:21:00 GMT)

Forest Oil Announces Record Earnings and Discretionary Cash Flow in 2005 on More Than $1 Billion of Revenue; Spin-off
::► Forest Oil Announces Record Earnings and Discretionary Cash Flow in 2005 on More Than $1 Billion of Revenue; Spin-off and Merger of GOM Assets Expected to Close March 2, 2006◄:: Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE:FST): -- Remainco Fourth Quarter Production Increases to 283 MMcfe/d, a Sequential Growth Rate of 6% -- Wild River Net Production Increases ... (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 06:39:20 GMT)

Forest Oil Announces Record Earnings and Discretionary Cash Flow in 2005 on More Than $1 Billion of Revenue; Spin-Off
Forest Oil Corporation (NYSE:FST): (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 09:30:33 GMT)

Most Asian markets advance on oil prices
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Advance Auto Parts Reports Record Fourth Quarter EPS of $0.36 on 6.3% Comps
ROANOKE, Va.----Feb. 16, 2006--Advance Auto Parts, Inc. , a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, today announced record revenue and earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:15:00 GMT)

Advance Auto quarterly earnings rise 23 percent
Retailer Advance Auto Parts Inc. on Thursday said quarterly earnings rose 23 percent, supported by strength in sales at stores open at least one year and it initiated a quarterly cash dividend. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 13:54:58 GMT)

Advance Auto quarterly earnings rise 23 percent
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Retailer Advance Auto Parts Inc. AAP.N on Thursday said quarterly earnings rose 23 percent, supported by strength in sales at stores open at least one year and it initiated a quarterly cash dividend. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 14:10:50 GMT)

Stock markets advance on higher oil, earnings, economic data
TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto stock market enjoyed solid gains Thursday morning as investors stepped up to buy energy stocks that have been beaten down by a correction that started Feb. 7. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 16:45:00 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Advance; Energy Shares Climb as Oil Rebounds
Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose, led by energy producers including EnCana Corp. as oil rebounded from a seven- week low. The Standard & Poor's/TSX Composite Index climbed for a second day in three. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 16:52:01 GMT)

Advance Auto fourth-quarter earnings jump
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Advance Auto Parts said Thursday improved same-store sales helped boost fourth-quarter profit 23%, but saw its shares dip as January sales softened. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 19:25:51 GMT)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. announces special non-cash distribution of Aeroplan units to its shareholders
MONTREAL, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. ( Nachrichten ) today said that its board of directors has approved a special distribution to its shareholders of units of Aeroplan Income Fund. The distribution of approximately 0.18 Aeroplan unit per Class A variable voting share, Class B voting share and preferred share (on an as converted basis) of ACE is being made as a (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 21:39:05 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Advance; Energy Shares Climb as Oil Rebounds
Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose, led by energy producers including EnCana Corp. and raw-material companies such as Barrick Gold Corp. as oil rebounded from a seven-week low and bullion prices increased. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 22:36:46 GMT)

Advance Auto Parts Reports Record Fourth Quarter Initiates First-Ever Cash Dividend
ROANOKE, Va.--Feb. 16, 2006--Advance Auto Parts, Inc. , a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items, today announced record revenue and earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005. (Thu, 16 Feb 2006 23:12:26 GMT)

Advance's sales rise but stock declines
Earnings surged for Advance Auto Parts in the fourth quarter of 2005 and for the year, and the company said it plans to issue its first quarterly cash dividend. But the company's stock price sagged on a report about January sales. (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 06:37:18 GMT)

Japanese 10-Year Bonds Have Biggest Weekly Advance This Year
Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese 10-year bonds had the largest weekly gain this year after a government report on gross domestic product showed the country is struggling to overcome more than seven years of deflation. (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 07:23:29 GMT)

Japanese 10-Year Bonds Have Biggest Weekly Advance This Year
Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese 10-year bonds had the biggest weekly gain this year after a government report on gross domestic product showed the country is struggling to overcome more than seven years of deflation. (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 08:02:32 GMT)

Fewer opt to be teachers
Fewer people are choosing teaching as a profession in Iowa — a trend that educators say stems from low pay, increases in college tuition, negative... (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 10:23:20 GMT)

GTCR prepares for a big quarter of fundraising, seeking $2 billion
Another big private equity firm in Chicago is gearing up for a new round of fundraising. (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 11:40:52 GMT)

Cash America International, Inc. to Present at the Roth Capital Partners 18th Annual Growth Stock Conference
FORT WORTH, Texas----Feb. 17, 2006--Cash America International, Inc. will be presenting on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. PT at the Roth Capital Partners 18th Annual Growth Stock Conference in Dana Point, CA. (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 13:39:00 GMT)

Lawmakers end session
SANTA FE (AP) — Lawmakers wrapped up 30 days of work Thursday without delivering on several of Gov. Bill Richardson’s key priorities. He called the session ‘‘disappointing’’ and said he would decide next week whether to call them back for a special session. (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 15:53:08 GMT)

Banking and Finance
The embattled payday-loan industry got an unlikely ally recently when the National Association of Community Credit Unions released a report outlining the public need for short-term, small-denomination loans. (Fri, 17 Feb 2006 21:38:01 GMT)

Initiative takes aim at payday lenders
SALEM — Community activists, union leaders and church groups are banding together to promote a measure for November’s ballot to limit the loan rates charged by payday lenders throughout Oregon. (Sat, 18 Feb 2006 07:59:25 GMT)

Filipino wins Berlinale prize for best gay film
The Berlin Film Festival awarded its Teddy prize for gay cinema to Filipino director Auraeus Solito for "The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros", about a 12-year-old boy who falls for a Manila policeman. (Sat, 18 Feb 2006 15:02:30 GMT)

OBSERVER EXCLUSIVE: Early list of lottery outlets is diverse
North Carolinians who pop in at pawn shops or tanning salons or drop by the tackle store to buy bait may soon be able to purchase lottery tickets at the same time. (Sat, 18 Feb 2006 16:57:44 GMT)

Initiative takes aim at payday lenders
SALEM -- Community activists are joining forces with union leaders and church groups to promote a measure for November's ballot to limit payday loan rates. The payday loan industry has been growing rapidly in Oregon to satisfy the demand for short-term loans. (Sat, 18 Feb 2006 17:44:26 GMT)

Activists Take Aim at Payday Lenders
SALEM, Ore. - Community activists, union leaders and church groups are banding together to promote a measure for November's ballot to limit the loan rates charged by payday lenders throughout Oregon. (Sat, 18 Feb 2006 18:14:53 GMT)

OBSERVER EXCLUSIVE: Early list of lottery outlets is diverse
North Carolinians who pop in at pawn shops or tanning salons or drop by the tackle store to buy bait may soon be able to purchase lottery tickets at the same time. (Sat, 18 Feb 2006 21:27:46 GMT)

Shabazz, Bloomfield Tech advance to final
The buildup has swirled around Essex County since the outset of the season. With Shabazz and Bloomfield Tech enjoying such great years, fans have anxiously awaited for their paths to cross, anticipating their inevitable intersection in the Essex County Tournament final. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 06:18:36 GMT)

Riverheads beats Gap to advance to Region B
HARRISONBURG - Aaron VanFossen might have been the smallest player on the court at 5-foot-7, but he hit two of the game’s biggest shots. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 06:35:57 GMT)

Talent showcase
The third annual Talent Night Star Night Showcase is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the School of Discovery's Pickard Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $4 for children age 10 and under. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 06:36:11 GMT)

Letters to the editor
North Albany voters have seen a tradition of excellence and service in the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Over the past dozen years, sheriffs Dave Cook, Stan Robson, and Jim Swinyard have all provided professionalism, dignity and energetic enforcement while in office. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 07:45:25 GMT)

Initiative targets payday lenders
Community activists, union leaders and church groups are banding together to promote a measure for November's ballot to limit the loan rates charged by payday lenders in Oregon. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 11:11:22 GMT)

Plagued by debt
Risky high-interest mortgages have cost record numbers of people their homes, but not just in the big cities. In Ohio, the loans are more common across the state’s farmlands and Appalachian hills, a Dispatch analysis of new federal data shows. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 12:39:11 GMT)

Review kills bill on new loan
PHOENIX — State legislators said Friday they won’t authorize a new type of high-interest loan in Arizona after learning of business practices of the company pushing to change the law. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 13:12:50 GMT)

State hospitals get large cash injection
A funding crisis threatening California's public hospitals has been averted after the state agreed to provide cash advances and reached a deal with the federal government over financing care for (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 18:30:24 GMT)

State hospitals get large cash injection
A funding crisis threatening California's public hospitals has been averted after the state agreed to provide cash advances and reached a deal with the federal government concerning financing care (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 18:37:06 GMT)

Australian Dollar May Advance on View Rate Premium to Remain
Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- The Australian dollar may advance on speculation the country will maintain its favorable interest rate differential over the U.S. (Sun, 19 Feb 2006 22:36:40 GMT)

Talent showcase
The third annual Talent Night Star Night Showcase is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. in the School of Discovery's Pickard Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $4 for children age 10 and under. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 02:36:42 GMT)

Eagle National flying high after a reversal of fortune
UPPER DARBY -- William Bromley doesn't mind fix-up projects. And that's a good thing because when his investment group bought Eagle National Bank in 2003, it acquired a bank in need of an extreme makeover. The bank, formed in 1987, had run afoul of regulators and was experiencing significant financial problems. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 05:02:28 GMT)

Payday lending challenge fizzles
With three weeks left in the legislative session, proposals to restrict the state's controversial payday-loan industry have fizzled out for the second straight year. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 05:32:48 GMT)

Illinois GOP aims golf outing at getting lobbyists’ cash
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. As Illinois Republicans hammer at political ethics issues this election year, they will fund their message in part with money raised this month at an Arizona resort - where Illinois lobbyists paid $3,000 each to play golf and drink cocktails with top Illinois GOP legislators. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:07:07 GMT)

Sometimes it makes sense to take the miles
Card issuers continue to flood the market with a wave of new cash-back offerings. Yet for many travelers, frequent-flier miles may still offer better deals. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:25:14 GMT)

Seven years for 'savage attack' on Good Samaritan
AN ex-prisoner who battered a good Samaritan unconscious and robbed him of all his cash has been jailed for seven years. Richard Tucker, 25, from Leatherhead, was told by Kingston Crown Court Judge Shani Barnes that "this was a savage and horrible offence". (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 09:57:45 GMT)

Rise of call centre to sacred cash cow
A DOCUMENTARY about Indian call-centre employees on the frontlines of globalisation has been making waves at the 56th Berlin Film Festival. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 13:07:22 GMT)

'Payday lenders' take aim at military
This story appeared in the Antelope Valley Press on Monday, February 20, 2006. Payday lending institutions, which charge high interest for short-term loans, have sprung up in large numbers near many of California's military bases. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:05:03 GMT)

European Stocks Advance; BP, Shell Gain as Oil Price Climbs
Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, lifting the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index to the highest close in near 4 1/2 years. Energy stocks including BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc led the advance after crude oil had the biggest gain in a month. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:29:45 GMT)

European Stocks Advance; BP, Shell Gain as Oil Price Climbs
Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, lifting the Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index to the highest close in near 4 1/2 years. Energy stocks including BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc led the advance after crude oil had the biggest gain in a month. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:36:16 GMT)

Letters to the editor
North Albany voters have seen a tradition of excellence and service in the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Over the past dozen years, sheriffs Dave Cook, Stan Robson, and Jim Swinyard have all provided professionalism, dignity and energetic enforcement while in office. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 21:01:25 GMT)

Thumbs up for yoga
Moxibustion? Brain respiration? Tips on how to strengthen my ... where? (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 22:30:14 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Rise; Energy Producers Such as Suncor Advance
Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose, led by EnCana Corp. and Suncor Energy Inc., as crude prices advanced, propelling a gauge of oil and gas shares to its biggest gain in more than three months. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 22:51:48 GMT)

Sometimes it makes sense to take the miles
Card issuers continue to flood the market with a wave of new cash-back offerings. Yet for many travelers, frequent-flier miles may still offer better deals. (Mon, 20 Feb 2006 23:25:13 GMT)

Singles Pre-Mardi Gras Celebration
Meet other singles during a reception and Big Easy inspired meal. Cash bar. On the menu: crab cakes, jambalaya and bourbon-pecan pie. Feb. 21: 6 p.m. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 06:15:48 GMT)

City may tighten up on payday loan stores
The Portland City Council on Wednesday may strike the first crackdown on Oregon's booming payday loan industry. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 08:27:05 GMT)

German Stocks Advance; E.ON, MAN AG, ThyssenKrupp Lead Gains
Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks rose. E.ON AG, the largest power utility in the country, jumped after offering as much as 29.1 billion euros ($34.7 billion) for Spain's No. 1 electricity provider. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 08:59:36 GMT)

Bow-wow! '8 Below' earns25M in cold, hard cash
The movie box office went to the dogs this weekend. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 09:26:14 GMT)

German Stocks Advance, Paced by E.ON; MAN AG, ThyssenKrupp Gain
Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks rose. E.ON AG, the country's largest power utility, was poised for its biggest gain in more than two years after offering as much as 29.1 billion euros ($34.7 billion) for Spain's No. 1 electricity provider. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:14:35 GMT)

Hampden Group Inc. Announces the Launch of PrePay(TM) Cash Advance Outsourcing Service
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.----Feb. 21, 2006--Hampden Group Inc. , a financial services company specializing in sub-prime loan programs, today announced that it has launched PrePayCashAdvance.com, a new Web-based application designed to automate the cash advance process for employers and Professional Employer Organizations by using technology to manage the required processing steps from origination (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 14:00:00 GMT)

German Stocks Advance, Paced by E.ON; MAN AG, ThyssenKrupp Gain
Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks rose. E.ON AG, the country's largest power utility, was poised for its biggest gain in nine months after offering as much as 29.1 billion euros ($34.7 billion) for Spain's No. 1 electricity provider. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 14:59:50 GMT)

German Stocks Advance, Paced by E.ON; MAN AG, ThyssenKrupp Gain
Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- German stocks rose. E.ON AG, the country's largest power utility, had its biggest gain in nine months after offering as much as 29.1 billion euros ($34.7 billion) for Spain's No. 1 electricity provider. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 17:44:25 GMT)

Tucson Water Bills Should Soon Be Missing Something
Most Tucsonans are familiar with the order to “Be Water Smart.” It’s on the back of their Tucson Water bill. But the places listed inside where people can pay, such as Loan Mart/Payday Loans, Money Mart, and Quik Cash, are what some Tucson city councilmembers describe as the wrong direction. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 18:50:19 GMT)

ACE Cash Express Will Introduce Credit Services Organization Loan Product in Texas; ACE Provides Update on Tax Season
ACE Cash Express, Inc. announced that it will introduce a credit services organization loan product in Texas during March of 2006. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:28:00 GMT)

Cash Systems Announces Management Change
LAS VEGAS----Feb. 21, 2006--Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that David Clifford, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the company for personal reasons. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:30:00 GMT)

ACE Cash Express Will Introduce Credit Services Organization Loan Product in Texas; ACE Provides Update on Tax Season
DALLAS, Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACE Cash Express, ( Nachrichten ) Inc. announced that it will introduce a credit services organization (CSO) loan product in Texas during March of 2006. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:38:55 GMT)

Cash Systems Comments On Prior Guidance And Timing Of IGS Acquisition
LAS VEGAS----Feb. 21, 2006--Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today commented on prior financial guidance as well as the timing of the IGS acquisition. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:45:00 GMT)

First Bank of Delaware to Exit Payday Loan Program
First Bank of Delaware received correspondence from its primary regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation concerning short-term loans and installment loan products made by the Company through various third-party marketers and servicers. (Tue, 21 Feb 2006 22:35:00 GMT)

Seneca East's revenues falling short of expected cash
ATTICA - Seneca East Schools will need to adjust as tax revenues fall short of earlier expectations, Board President Herb Wise said Monday night. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:57:34 GMT)

Mobile Phones Replace Cash In Developing Nations
The proliferation of mobile communications in developing countries has the potential to bring a wide range of financial services to an entirely new customer base, according to a new report commissioned by the Information for Development Program (infoDev) in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the GSM Association. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 06:37:13 GMT)

Payday loan stores dodge interest cap
"Payday loan" stores dodged a legislative bullet Tuesday that would have limited them to charging a mere 8 percent annual interest to extend their short-term loans instead of the 521 percent median annual interest that they now charge. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 07:23:19 GMT)

Dispute under "illegal" consumer loan contract must be arbitrated, Supreme Court says
U.S. Supreme Court requires arbitration of payday loan dispute under a contract alleged to be unlawful, according to Connecticut attorney Hilary B. Miller. [PRWEB Feb 22, 2006] (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 08:14:22 GMT)

On payday loans, lawmakers roll over
T he Legislature, which is always musing about why it's not more relevant, cannot quite decide whether it's usurious for payday lenders to charge poor and desperate people annual interest of 521 percent for a short-term loan. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 08:14:58 GMT)

Senate likely to advance lending reform
An 11 th-hour effort by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce to torpedo a predatory-lending bill is expected to fail when the Senate takes up the bill this afternoon. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 12:14:21 GMT)

Dollar Financial Corp. Comments on Recent Developments
BERWYN, Pa.----Feb. 22, 2006--Dollar Financial Corp. , a leading international financial services company serving under-banked customers, has recently been advised by the First Bank of Delaware that the Bank's primary regulator, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation , has communicated with the Bank regarding certain concerns the FDIC has with the Bank's payday and installment loan programs. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 13:36:00 GMT)

Cash Systems, Inc. Announces New Contract
LAS VEGAS----Feb. 22, 2006--Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced a new contract with Boomtown Casino and Hotel in Reno, Nevada. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 14:00:00 GMT)

IN MY OPINION - THE PAYDAY LOAN INDUSTRY
It is hard to miss the explosive growth of payday lending in Portland. On nearly every thoroughfare in our working-class neighborhoods, a payday loan shop offers quick cash advances. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 15:53:03 GMT)

WEEE delays lead to cash payout for councils
Local authorities throughout the UK are to receive a cash payment to help them cover the additional costs of implementing WEEE regulations caused by delays to the directive. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 16:41:20 GMT)

Dollar Financial Says Bank to Discuss Installment Loan Program With FDIC
Check-cashing service provider Dollar Financial Corp. on Wednesday said the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has raised concerns about the payday lending and installment loan programs it services for a client. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 17:22:17 GMT)

Today's Small-Cap Winners and Losers
Cash Systems rises. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 20:15:59 GMT)

Advance Funding Solutions for Healthcare Professionals Exhibited at the Pri-Med South Conference on "Clinical Issues in
MDwerks(TM), Inc. is presenting its line of Advance Funding solutions for healthcare professionals at the Pri-Med South Conference on "Clinical Issues in Primary Care," Friday through Sunday, February 24-26, at the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 21:51:00 GMT)

Advance America Reports Record Revenue for 2005
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. today reported the results of its operations for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 22:22:00 GMT)

Governor proposes administrative limits on payday lenders
SANTA FE (AP) - Gov. Bill Richardson is moving administratively to impose restrictions on payday lenders after a failed attempted to get the Legislature to limit their lending practices. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 23:29:41 GMT)

Governor proposes administrative limits on payday lenders
SANTA FE Governor Richardson is moving administratively to impose restrictions on payday lenders after a failed attempted to get the Legislature to limit their lending practices. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 23:34:06 GMT)

Governor proposes administrative limits on payday lenders
SANTA FE (AP) - Gov. Bill Richardson is moving administratively to impose restrictions on payday lenders after a failed attempted to get the Legislature to limit their lending practices. (Wed, 22 Feb 2006 23:38:05 GMT)

AUB credit and car promotion
Bahrain-based Ahli United Bank is running a credit card promotion where cardholders who spend or take a cash advance of $530 or more get the chance to win a Lexus RX330, Mercedes E200 or BMW Z4. The offer ends on 31 May 2006. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 03:25:28 GMT)

Corporate Restructure for UK Leading Payday Loan Specialist
MEM Capital plc, the UK’s leading payday loan company has restructured, expanding its presence in the short term lending industry. [PRWEB Feb 23, 2006] (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 08:12:19 GMT)

Payday loan shops no longer get blank check
The Portland City Council took Oregon's first step to tighten controls on the payday loan industry by voting unanimously Wednesday to impose a $1,500 annual fee and regulations on the short-term lenders. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 08:13:31 GMT)

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces Record Quarterly Production, Earnings and Cash Flow
CALGARY, Alberta----Feb. 23, 2006--Canadian Natural Resources Limited : (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:00:00 GMT)

Criticism won’t slow lease deal
INDIANAPOLIS — Senate Democrats said Wednesday that Gov. Mitch Daniels’ proposal to lease the Indiana Toll Road to a private venture could be a major mistake, but a top Republican said he believed legislation authorizing the deal would clear his committee and advance to the full Senate. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 10:35:21 GMT)

Corporate Restructure for UK Leading Payday Loan Specialist
(PRWEB) February 23, 2006 -- The company’s four payday loan brands – Month End Money (http: (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Richmont Mines Announces its Results for 2005 and a Non-Cash Write Down
MONTREAL, QUEBEC-- - Richmont Mines announces its operating and financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005, including a non-cash write down of $26,040,953 for the East Amphi property. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 13:51:10 GMT)

Payday Loan Initiative: Groups step in where Legislature fails to act
Oregon may end up regulating payday loan lenders after all. After a partisan tiff stalled legislation in the last session, some public interest groups want to advance the issue with a voters' initiative. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 14:15:01 GMT)

SECU's Alternative Program Saves Salary Advance Members $2.8 Million Each Month
RALEIGH, N.C.----Feb. 23, 2006--State Employees' Credit Union's Salary Advance Loan Program is saving at least $70 per month for each of its 40,000 active participants! The program, first introduced in 2001, is a low-cost alternative to borrowing from payday lenders who frequently charge exorbitant fees. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:36:00 GMT)

Portland Passes Strict Payday Loan Rules
PORTLAND -- The Portland City Council voted Wednesday night on an ordinance that would put strict rules on payday loan businesses. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:50:11 GMT)

Portland Clamps Down on Payday Loans
Portland City Commissioners passed the first ordinance in the state Wednesday to protect consumers from some of the lending practices of Payday Loan businesses. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 18:13:40 GMT)

Callisto CEO Discusses Uses of Recent Financing to Advance and Expand Drug Development Pipeline on SmallCapInsights.com
LOS ANGELES----Feb. 23, 2006--SmallCapInsights.com, the online source for exclusive commentary, research, interviews and other information about the Smallcap investment marketplace, today announced the availability of the second in a three-part series of exclusive online audio interviews with Dr. (Thu, 23 Feb 2006 20:26:00 GMT)

Yen Set for Weekly Advance on Speculation BOJ to Shift Policy
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The yen headed for a weekly advance against the dollar and the euro on speculation the Bank of Japan is moving toward ending its five-year deflation-fighting policy. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:30:13 GMT)

Northgate Reports Record Quarterly Earnings and Cash Flow and Announces That its Project Debt Facility Has Been Retired
VANCOUVER, British Columbia----Feb. 23, 2006-- - Northgate Minerals Corporation today reported cash flow from operations before changes in working capital of $41,872,000 or $0.20 per common share and net earnings of $37,857,000 or $0.18 per share for the fourth quarter of 2005. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 02:16:00 GMT)

Advance America put on hot seat
Advance America, the Spartanburg-based payday lender, was peppered with questions Thursday from analysts concerned about the prospect of more stores closing in the next few months. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 08:02:02 GMT)

Gold Is Elusive to the Scalpers
TURIN, Italy — The one night that looked like easy money, the streets fat with customers and cash, Benny Castellon stood empty-handed. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 08:02:24 GMT)

Payday advance company may close in 2 states
Spartanburg-based Advance America may leave Pennsylvania, Arkansas (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 11:10:16 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Energy Shares Gain With Oil
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose before a government report that may show a drop in durable goods orders, easing concerns about rising inflation. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 13:07:55 GMT)

Chamber expands Cars, Cash
It will be an evening of fun and entertainment March 4 for as many as 2,000 people who will attend the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Cars, Cash and Casino Extravaganza. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:58:00 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance, Paced by WPP and Lloyds as Earnings Rise
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks advanced, led by WPP Group Plc and Lloyds TSB Group Plc after the companies reported better-than-expected earnings. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:49:18 GMT)

Payday lender may close some offices
A federal banking investigation may force Spartanburg-based Advance America to change its payday lending practices in Arkansas and Pennsylvania, the company says. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:11:30 GMT)

Welcome to the Langley Advance- Features
Looking Back... Langley's history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance. - Epidemics of influenza, pneumonia, and measles added to the rigours of an unusually severe winter. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 18:02:48 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance, Paced by WPP and Lloyds as Earnings Rise
Feb. 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks advanced, led by WPP Group Plc and Lloyds TSB Group Plc after the companies reported better-than-expected earnings. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 18:04:17 GMT)

Payday lender may close some offices
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A federal banking investigation may force Spartanburg-based Advance America to change its payday lending practices in Arkansas and Pennsylvania, the company says. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 19:07:58 GMT)

Stout holds off Stevens Point to advance to championship game
Adam Chandler cooled down considerably shooting-wise in the second half, but still hit the clutch shot, a three-pointer with 1:32 left in the game to hold off another UW-Stevens Point comeback as the UW-Stout men's basketball team went on to a 78-70 win Thursday, Feb. 23, at Johnson Fieldhouse. (Fri, 24 Feb 2006 22:38:31 GMT)

On Texas trail, stumpin' with Kinky
"Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance," goes the wisdom of Kinky Friedman as he hits the campaign trail for governor of Texas -- the only Jewish, country-singing, mystery-writing independent candidate with a Palestinian barber-campaign manager and a coin box at the end of the bar. (Sat, 25 Feb 2006 08:07:01 GMT)

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