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Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Joint Venture Agreement with Bally Technologies and Scotch Twist
LAS VEGAS----April 12, 2006--Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash-access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Bally Technologies, Inc. , and Scotch Twist, Llc. , to jointly develop products that can accept conventional credit and debit cards, electronic check cashing and other cash sources at the gaming device. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Report highlights need for increased financial capability in Canada
According to Why Financial Capability Matters, a report on the symposium Canadians and Their Money, oftentimes Canadians may not be well prepared for financial decision-making. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 11:57:07 GMT)

LitFunding Clarifies Attorney Advance Payoff Announcement
LAS VEGAS----April 12, 2006--LitFunding Corp. , a leading provider of non-recourse cash advance funding to law firms and plaintiffs' attorneys wishes to clarify its press release of April 7, 2006 announcing the payoff of one of its larger advances. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:30:00 GMT)

Adelphia Files Revised Plan of Reorganization
In an effort to advance its bankruptcy case and maximize the return to its creditors, Adelphia Communications Corporation has filed a modified Fourth Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization and Disclosure Statement Supplement that offer a proposed solution to the dispute between certain creditor groups that has delayed the Company's emergence from Chapter 11. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 14:29:22 GMT)

(4/12/2006) Shut Up And Vote
News (POLITICS) WW's weekly politics guide preps you for the May 16 primary. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 15:55:39 GMT)

County authorizes first state revenue sharing fund advance
The Mason County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting approved authorizing the county for the first time to remove money from the state revenue sharing fund as needed. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 16:11:54 GMT)

Treasurer denies link to P1.8M unliquidated fund
THE municipal treasurer of Bacong denied any involvement in the P1.8 million unliquidated cash advances of unnamed municipal officials. Necito Zamora, municipal treasurer, issued his position in a report to Mayor Rodolfo Yee dated March 31. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 16:16:34 GMT)

USC grad students ask lawmakers for payday lending restrictions
(State House, Columbia) April 12, 2006 - Each year, millions of Americans are caught in a debt trap from payday lending. Wednesday morning, graduate students from USC met at the State House to persuade their representatives to pass new legislation restricting payday loans. (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 20:55:33 GMT)

Georgia lawyer sent to jail for money laundering
A Dalton attorney was sentenced April 12 to two years in federal prison and was fined for conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering related to an advance-fee fraud scheme known as "the church funding project." (Wed, 12 Apr 2006 23:05:48 GMT)

Out of the country and out of luck
As thieves become better at cracking ATM codes as well as stealing credit-card numbers, banks are getting more aggressive about locking down their international systems when they suspect fraud, leaving travelers stranded without access to cash, and no warning. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 03:12:24 GMT)

Your Saturday's Best Bets
7 tonight the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 285 hosts a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Registration begins at 6 p.m. There is a $60 buy-in with $40 toward cash prizes, determined by the number of entrants up to 250. Hourly raffles, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 06:20:26 GMT)

Legislators plan to spend more on schools
PORTLAND — Gathered around a podium at Benson High School in Portland Wednesday, key Republicans and Democrats alike proclaimed that a new day was dawning for Oregon schools. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 06:37:46 GMT)

Treasurer denies link to P1.8M unliquidated fund
THE municipal treasurer of Bacong denied any involvement and liability into the P1.8 million unliquidated cash advances of unnamed municipal officials. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 09:16:34 GMT)

German Benchmark Stocks Advance; Infineon, Schering Pace Gains
April 13 (Bloomberg) -- Germany's DAX rose for the first day in three. Infineon Technologies AG paced gains as analysts at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein raised the recommendation on Germany's biggest semiconductor maker. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 09:22:41 GMT)

Schering Shr Hldrs Should Accept Bayer Bid
1207 GMT [Dow Jones] MM Warburg says it recommends Schering (SHR) shareholders accept Bayer's ( BAY.ETR ) official EUR86-per-share bid. Says shareholders should cash in Schering dividend of EUR1.20 and then accept the bid. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 13:56:55 GMT)

Armed Men Rob Tucson Store
Quick thinking today on the part of a clerk at a Cash Advance store in Tucson. She saw an armed robbery coming, and called the store manager. It happened this morning at the Cash Advance store on First Avenue. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:20:52 GMT)

Legislators plan to spend more on schools
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Gathered around a podium at Benson High School in Portland Wednesday, key Republicans and Democrats alike proclaimed that a new day was dawning for Oregon schools. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:47:31 GMT)

$42 million in lottery money could give Ore. schools a boost
PORTLAND — Gathered around a podium at Benson High School in Portland on Wednesday, key Republicans and Democrats alike proclaimed that a new day was dawning for Oregon schools. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 14:48:01 GMT)

IMF: Globalization Can't Be Relied On
Central bankers trying to control inflation may have to work harder in the future as oil prices remain high and corporations begin spending cash reserves, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:07:08 GMT)

Beach fans happy with prospects
BEACH Petroleum has an extra $38 million of cash in the bank after investors converted a large chunk of its options to shares. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:09:27 GMT)

IMF: Globalization Can't Be Relied On
WASHINGTON (AP) - Central bankers trying to control inflation may have to work harder in the future as oil prices remain high and corporations begin spending cash reserves, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday. The international lending organization said that while globalization has provided some brake on inflation in recent years, it cannot be relied upon to do so in the future. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:43:49 GMT)

Beach Petroleum Receives Boost in Cash from Options Take-up
An 80% take-up by converting option holders in Beach Petroleum Limited has boosted the mid tier oil and gas producer's cash-in-bank by more than A$38 million. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:51:26 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Ericsson, Carrefour, Man Group
April 13 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose for the first day in three after profit at Ericsson AB's handset venture tripled in the first quarter and Carrefour SA's sales increased, reviving optimism earnings growth will be sustained. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:43:27 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Ericsson, Carrefour, Man Group
April 13 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose for the first day in three after profit at Ericsson AB's handset venture tripled in the first quarter and Carrefour SA's sales increased, reviving optimism earnings growth will be sustained. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:49:31 GMT)

New Product Puts Cash at Gamblers' Disposal Quicker
LAS VEGAS -- Two Las Vegas gaming-equipment providers are developing a device that could eventually let slot customers make credit-card and debit-card withdrawals directly at the game. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:04:38 GMT)

Where To Wilcox
This week Seattle fans and media put in a little advance work on behalf of Chris Wilcox and his agent. (Thu, 13 Apr 2006 18:18:59 GMT)

Legislators plan to spend more on schools
PORTLAND — Gathered around a podium at Benson High School in Portland Wednesday, key Republicans and Democrats alike proclaimed that a new day was dawning for Oregon schools. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 01:26:31 GMT)

Groups Ask For A Stronger Payday Loan Law
PORTLAND, Ore. - A group pushing a ballot initiative to rein in payday loan practices is urging the coming special legislative session to avoid the issue if proposals are weaker than what their initiative outlines. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 01:53:07 GMT)

GE reports advance in earnings
The industrial conglomerate is considered a barometer of the U.S. economy. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 01:58:29 GMT)

Man arrested in cash-for-honours inquiry
A former government adviser and headteacher was arrested today by police as part of their "cash for honours" investigation. Des Smith, 60, was later released on police bail while police continue their inquiries. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 02:05:38 GMT)

USC grad students ask lawmakers for payday lending restrictions
(State House, Columbia) April 12, 2006 - Each year, millions of Americans are caught in a debt trap from payday lending. Wednesday morning, graduate students from USC met at the State House to persuade their representatives to pass new legislation restricting payday loans. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 02:59:33 GMT)

Payday loan watchdogs call for action
Social activists, church leaders and others Thursday urged a Senate committee to propose a tough law regulating payday lenders, who charge high interest on small loans, for the Legislature's special session next week. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 07:26:21 GMT)

New shows: Tea Leaf Green, India.Arie, High on Fire, Special Consensus
Tea Leaf Green: The improv rock band plays with opening act Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon at 10 p.m. May 4 at the Crystal Bay Club Casino in Crystal Bay. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on day of show. Details: 833-6333. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:05:27 GMT)

Tempting Temps Means Having Cash on Hand
I'm considering starting a temporary staffing company. I'll have to bootstrap the startup period, as my credit is marginal and I don't own real estate. Industry standard is to pay employees every week or two, but even if I bill weekly, clients don't pay for at least 30 days. With the revenue and expense cycles so out of sync, how can I finance the business to best stretch my limited working (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 12:08:41 GMT)

Business Diary
Is globalization not a very big deal? The American jobs lost to globalization are regrettable, but eventually the country will in novate its way out of the prob lem, says C.K. Prahalad. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 12:18:48 GMT)

Tempting Temps Means Having Cash on Hand
A reader is considering starting a temporary staffing office, but how can the new venture pay workers if its clients won't pay for 30 days? (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 12:21:05 GMT)

Oregon Lottery may give $42 million in excess funds to schools
Gathered around a podium at Benson High School in Portland on Wednesday, key Republicans and Democrats alike proclaimed that a new day was dawning for Oregon schools. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 12:42:46 GMT)

Group asks for strong payday loan law or nothing at all
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A group pushing a ballot initiative to rein in payday loan practices is urging the coming special legislative session to avoid the issue if proposals are weaker than what their initiative outlines. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 14:52:23 GMT)

Armed Men Rob Tucson Store
Quick thinking today on the part of a clerk at a Cash Advance store in Tucson. She saw an armed robbery coming, and called the store manager. It happened this morning at the Cash Advance store on First Avenue. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 18:02:09 GMT)

Grad Guide 2006
The Post's Michelle Singletary takes your questions on money matters for folks who are early in their careers -- or just starting out. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 18:54:21 GMT)

Armed Men Rob Auto Parts Store; Employees Shaken
Police say two employees at an Advance Auto Parts store on South Tryon were robbed at gun point Thursday night just before closing. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:02:02 GMT)

Strong payday loan law wanted
PORTLAND - A group pushing a ballot initiative to rein in payday loan practices is urging the coming special legislative session to avoid the issue if proposals are weaker than what their initiative outlines. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:17:21 GMT)

Feeder Cattle: Volatile Week, Lower Steer Weights
Compared to last week, feeder and stocker cattle sold unevenly steady to 3.00 higher. Cash feeder cattle markets were extremely volatile this past week, just like the CME futures. Much of the price advance was a correcting of last week’s sharp losses, which were mostly not regained. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:21:09 GMT)

Payday lenders charge 521 percent annual interest
Payday lenders commonly charge consumers a 521 percent annual interest rate in Lane County, according to a new Oregon State Public Interest Research Group report. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:26:17 GMT)

For some, payday loans are only way
Cliff Voss strolled down to the Advance America payday loan center in Ashland to find the office mysteriously closed and a drive to Medford in front of him. (Fri, 14 Apr 2006 23:12:02 GMT)

Airline Security a Waste of Cash
The U.S. government squanders millions on failed programs that hope to nab terrorists as they board airplanes. It should be investing in real security that isn't tangled in yesterday's threats. Commentary by Bruce Schneier. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 02:18:51 GMT)

Group asks for strong payday loan law or nothing at all
PORTLAND — A group pushing a ballot initiative to rein in payday loan practices is urging the coming special legislative session to avoid the issue if proposals are weaker than what their initiative outlines. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 03:09:27 GMT)

Candidates face change-up pitches
The Republican candidates for governor ventured into new territory Friday when they debated at the City Club of Portland on issues ranging from payday loans to the teaching of creationism and intelligent design. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 07:18:20 GMT)

Federal reports show gains in industry, cash flow, hiring
U.S. industry headed into the spring with a full head of steam: Production at factories, mines and utilities rose by 0.6 percent in March in the latest encouraging sign for the economy. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 08:31:49 GMT)

Air show aims to adjust flaps
If traffic jams, long lines and a cash windfall are measures of popularity, the first California Capital Airshow last month succeeded beyond its organizers' wildest dreams. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 12:20:35 GMT)

Strong payday loan law wanted
PORTLAND - A group pushing a ballot initiative to rein in payday loan practices is urging the coming special legislative session to avoid the issue if proposals are weaker than what their initiative outlines. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 16:47:22 GMT)

Pineville man indicted for taking money, Middlesboro man accused in death of infant, indicted on additional charges
PINEVILLE - A Pineville man has been formally indicted by the Bell County grand jury for allegedly embezzling more than $2, 722 from Advance Auto Parts. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 22:58:42 GMT)

Footballers are gambling with more than cash
THE stories about Wayne Rooney's alleged gambling debts make the subject of betting in football a topical one but, let's be honest, it's not a new phenomenon. (Sat, 15 Apr 2006 23:30:41 GMT)

Top educators honored
Ten finalists up for Harford County Teacher of the Year award April 27 Ten educators were selected as finalists for the Harford County Public School Teacher of the Year award. This year, in addition to holding the title, the winner will receive $10,000 cash, a Dell laptop and a new Toyota Camry to use for one year. The winner also will advance to the statewide competition. (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 07:58:51 GMT)

Studios are cashing in by not allowing critics to pre-screen stinkers
Any Friday is a good Friday when you can shave nearly an hour off the so-bad-we-won’t-show-it derby. It was at an advance screening of Slither, a horror movie I liked, that I kibbitzed a bit with my Toronto Star counterpart Geoff Pevere. (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 08:08:39 GMT)

It's the art of the Big Studio Cash Grab: Movies that should be flushed down the toilet aren't getting pre-screened by
IN TOMORROW'S PAPER: (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 09:02:29 GMT)

It's the art of the Big Studio Cash Grab: Movies that should be flushed down the toilet aren't getting pre-screened by
'For three years from 1999 to 2002 there were a mere nine movies ostensibly too bad to be shown in advance. This year, there've been 11 already' (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 09:03:50 GMT)

'Homeboy' makes good as sports entrepreneur
Columnists and reporters never know in advance what sort of headline the desk editors will affix to their stories. But this one could well be titled: "Homeboy makes good.'' (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 09:30:14 GMT)

Around Indiana
City police are looking for a man who robbed a branch of Chase Bank on Allison Lane yesterday morning. The robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after indicating he had a weapon and demanding money about 11 a.m. No one was hurt in the robbery. (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 09:45:35 GMT)

USC grad students ask lawmakers for payday lending restrictions
(State House, Columbia) April 12, 2006 - Each year, millions of Americans are caught in a debt trap from payday lending. Wednesday morning, graduate students from USC met at the State House to persuade their representatives to pass new legislation restricting payday loans. (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 11:24:57 GMT)

Treasurer denies link to P1.8M unliquidated fund
THE municipal treasurer of Bacong denied any involvement and liability into the P1.8 million unliquidated cash advances of unnamed municipal officials. (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 18:01:36 GMT)

Oregon Lottery may give $42 million in excess funds to schools
Gathered around a podium at Benson High School in Portland on Wednesday, key Republicans and Democrats alike proclaimed that a new day was dawning for Oregon schools. (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 18:27:45 GMT)

Armed Men Rob Tucson Store
Quick thinking today on the part of a clerk at a Cash Advance store in Tucson. She saw an armed robbery coming, and called the store manager. It happened this morning at the Cash Advance store on First Avenue. (Sun, 16 Apr 2006 23:33:35 GMT)

Your Saturday's Best Bets
7 tonight the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 285 hosts a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Registration begins at 6 p.m. There is a $60 buy-in with $40 toward cash prizes, determined by the number of entrants up to 250. Hourly raffles, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 05:31:45 GMT)

California: Farm Workers
Victoria Island Farms, owner of the property on which six migrant labor camps with "deplorable conditions" were found in San Joaquin County in 2000, agreed to pay $542,969 in September 2001 to settle a lawsuit filed by California Rural Legal Assistance on behalf of some of the workers who lived in the camps. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 09:38:31 GMT)

Needs, Wants, Luxuries
Prudent ways for newlyweds to segment their income and expenses. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:17:46 GMT)

Needs, Wants, Luxuries
Prudent ways for newlyweds to segment their income and expenses. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 10:33:31 GMT)

U.S. stocks head for a mixed opening; Citigroup to rise
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks appear headed for a mixed opening Monday, with gold futures at fresh 25-year highs and oil futures heading for $70 a barrel amid nervousness about supply from Iran. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 13:21:00 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Advance With Gold; Petrofund Soars on Sale
April 17 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose, led by precious metals miners such as Glamis Gold Ltd., as bullion prices extended a rally to a 25-year high. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 15:41:42 GMT)

Payday Loans Redux: Legislature needs to listen up and pass a meaningful law
It's pretty obvious there's some easy money to be made when payday loan outlets are popping up everywhere like weeds in an Oregon spring. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 17:06:43 GMT)

Treasurer denies link to P1.8M unliquidated fund
THE municipal treasurer of Bacong denied any involvement and liability into the P1.8 million unliquidated cash advances of unnamed municipal officials. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 17:31:55 GMT)

USC grad students ask lawmakers for payday lending restrictions
(State House, Columbia) April 12, 2006 - Each year, millions of Americans are caught in a debt trap from payday lending. Wednesday morning, graduate students from USC met at the State House to persuade their representatives to pass new legislation restricting payday loans. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:10:02 GMT)

Uri Office Demanded Cash from Nominees
The ruling Uri Party’s Gyeonggi Office has recently come under scrutiny for demanding that nominee applicants for proportional representatives of metropolitan cities and local governments pay money “to share the expenses spent for election campaigns.” (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:19:13 GMT)

Husky Energy reports 2006 first quarter results
Husky Energy Inc. reported net earnings of $524 million or $1.24 per share in the first quarter of 2006, compared with $384 million or $0.91 per share in the same quarter of 2005. Cash flow from operations in the first quarter was $967 million or $2.28 per share , compared with $816 million or $1.93 per share in the same quarter of 2005. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 20:21:00 GMT)

First Bank of Delaware Reports First Quarter Earnings
First Bank of Delaware , today reported first quarter 2006 earnings of $1,310,000 or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to $1,735,000 or $0.23 per diluted share for the comparable prior year period. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 21:44:00 GMT)

EZCORP Raises Earnings Guidance for Second Quarter
EZCORP, Inc. announced today that it expects earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2006 to be in the range of $0.54 to $0.56 per share, significantly higher than its previously announced guidance of $0.40 to $0.43. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 21:47:00 GMT)

Pineville man indicted for taking money, Middlesboro man accused in death of infant, indicted on additional charges
PINEVILLE - A Pineville man has been formally indicted by the Bell County grand jury for allegedly embezzling more than $2, 722 from Advance Auto Parts. (Mon, 17 Apr 2006 23:42:41 GMT)

Your Saturday's Best Bets
7 tonight the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 285 hosts a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Registration begins at 6 p.m. There is a $60 buy-in with $40 toward cash prizes, determined by the number of entrants up to 250. Hourly raffles, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 05:36:15 GMT)

Legislative leaders pledge fast session
SALEM — Oregon House and Senate leaders are promising a short, productive special session when lawmakers meet Thursday to provide more money for Oregon’s schools and wipe out a human services budget deficit. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 07:38:57 GMT)

On Personal Finance | Tax returns filed? Good. And now...
Now for a little housekeeping... With your 2005 tax return behind you, there are a few things to do before you pack your records away and get on with your life. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 08:35:39 GMT)

Cash Systems, Inc. Announces New Contract With Crystal Park Casino Hotel
LAS VEGAS----April 18, 2006--Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced a new contract with Crystal Park Casino Hotel. Cash Systems will provide the casino with check cashing, ATM and cash advance services, as well as the All-In-1 ATM product, which offers an array of cash services such as debit card withdrawals and credit card cash advance (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

London afternoon: Miners lead advance
LONDON (SHARECAST) - Hopes of a good start on Wall Street this afternoon were buoying London’s blue chips as the day wore on with booming metal prices helping to underpin the rise. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 12:56:51 GMT)

Yokosuka offers forum on money management
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — If you’re a SOFA-sponsored person serving abroad, there aren’t a lot of people around to help you crunch the numbers. Language barriers may prevent you from going out in town, and base banks and credit unions are limited in scope. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 13:17:20 GMT)

Cash Stumps to Coach Murray; Serena Done for 2006?
Daily tennis news and notes on the ATP/WTA from Tennis-X.com (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 13:23:12 GMT)

Twenty-Seven Capital Corp. Streamlines Cash Minerals Options
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- - Twenty-Seven Capital Corp. announces the formation of Yukon Uranium Project . YUP amalgamates and expands certain rights and obligations of Cash Minerals Ltd. and Twenty-Seven Capital that were outlined in earlier agreements dated November 26, 2004 and September 20, 2005. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 14:20:15 GMT)

GAMBLING & TOURISM: Only a matter of time before slots accept credit cards
Are slot machines and credit cards convenience gambling or a lethal recipe for financial ruin? The ability to link ATM technology to casino games has been around for years. So far, however, no legalized gambling jurisdiction has agreed to let gamblers drain cash from their debit or credit accounts into slot machines. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 14:56:20 GMT)

Debit cards overtake cash on the high street
The march of plastic on the high street and the web continued apace last year, driven by a huge advance in debit card spending, which outstripped the use of cash for the first time. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:00:05 GMT)

Smarter coatings for brighter displays
A new research project unveiled today could mean an end to trying to cast a shadow over cash machine, PDA or laptop displays in an attempt to see them in bright sunlight. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:25:53 GMT)

Video-Game Stocks Advance on Remarks
Video-game publishers traded mostly higher Tuesday, boosted by an analyst's upbeat remarks on the industry and investment rating upgrade on Activision Inc. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 18:27:10 GMT)

GAMBLING & TOURISM: Only a matter of time before slots accept credit cards
Are slot machines and credit cards convenience gambling or a lethal recipe for financial ruin? The ability to link ATM technology to casino games has been around for years. So far, however, no legalized gambling jurisdiction has agreed to let gamblers drain cash from their debit or credit accounts into slot machines. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 18:56:24 GMT)

Cash Systems Signs New Contract With Crystal Park Casino Hotel
LAS VEGAS -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Cash Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKNN), a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced a new contract with Crystal Park Casino Hotel. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 19:47:40 GMT)

Cash Minerals and Twenty-Seven Capital Streamline Uranium Options
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- - Cash Minerals Ltd. announced today the formation of Yukon Uranium Project . YUP amalgamates and expands certain rights and obligations of Cash Minerals Ltd. and Twenty-Seven Capital that were outlined in earlier agreements dated November 26, 2004 and September, 20 2005. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 20:05:07 GMT)

EZCorp ups earnings guidance
Austin's pawn shop operator EZCorp Inc. is expecting great things. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 20:07:00 GMT)

Leaders promise speedy session
SALEM - Oregon House and Senate leaders are promising a short, productive special session when lawmakers meet Thursday to provide more money for Oregon's schools and wipe out a human services budget deficit. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 20:48:02 GMT)

Urals Energy Makes Major Siberian Acquisition
Urals Energy has signed a definitive sale and purchase agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of OOO Dulisma and OOO Lenskaya Transportnaya Kompaniya for an aggregate purchase price of $148 million payable in cash. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 21:29:51 GMT)

Cash Minerals and Twenty-Seven Capital Streamline Uranium Options
Cash Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:CHX) announced today the formation of Yukon Uranium Project ('YUP'). YUP amalgamates and expands certain rights and obligations of Cash Minerals Ltd. and Twenty-Seven Capital that were outlined in earlier agreements dated November 26, 2004 and September, 20 2005. (Tue, 18 Apr 2006 22:55:24 GMT)

Legislative leaders pledge fast session
SALEM — Oregon House and Senate leaders are promising a short, productive special session when lawmakers meet Thursday to provide more money for Oregon’s schools and wipe out a human services budget deficit. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 02:24:37 GMT)

Activists near win on payday loan bill
SALEM — After pushing unsuccessfully for years for tougher restrictions on short-term “payday’’ loans, consumer activists are on the brink of winning a victory in this week’s special session of the Oregon Legislature. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 06:53:57 GMT)

Council calls for lending laws
BEAVERTON -- City Council members are joining a growing chorus urging Oregon lawmakers to more strictly regulate payday loan companies when the Legislature meets Thursday. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 07:23:07 GMT)

Lode businesses listen for clues to lure tourists
MURPHYS - The clink of wine glasses, the beep of cash registers, and the thunder of applause at plays and concerts are almost constant in Murphys in the summer, especially on weekends. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 08:31:06 GMT)

First Cash Reports 28% Increase in First Quarter EPS and Record Store Openings
First Cash Financial Services, Inc. today announced record-setting first quarter revenues, net income, earnings per share and store openings for the three months ended March 31, 2006. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:00:00 GMT)

Panel to discuss five special-session bills
A special legislative committee will take testimony today on five bills being considered for Thursday's special session of the Oregon Legislature. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:18:35 GMT)

First Cash Cashing In
About six months ago, I wrote about some undefendable businesses that I thought would make for good investments over the long haul, primarily because they were generally unloved, if not detested, by large swaths of the populace. Of the three that I highlighted, only one -- payday lender Advance America (NYSE: AEA - News) -- has performed as I hoped so far, beating the S&P 500, but I haven't (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:44:49 GMT)

First Cash Cashing In
Payday lender and pawnshop operation continues to report a record string of profits. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:44:49 GMT)

First Cash Cashing In
About six months ago, I wrote about some undefendable businesses that I thought would make for good investments over the long haul, primarily because they were generally unloved, if not detested, by large swaths of the populace. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:50:26 GMT)

Brits Not Charting Outgoings May Need a Payday Loan
New research from Alliance and Leicester has revealed that a third of Britons don't know where their money is going from month to month. (PRWEB Apr 19, 2006) Trackback URI: http://www.prweb.com/dingpr.php/SGFsZi1IYWxmLU1hZ24tSG9yci1IYWxmLVplcm8= (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:51:45 GMT)

Brits Not Charting Outgoings May Need a Payday Loan
(PRWEB) April 19, 2006 -- New research from Alliance and Leicester has revealed that a third of Britons don't know where their money is going from month to month. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 15:07:00 GMT)

Dynavax to Advance Cancer, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Therapy Programs With $50 Million Funding
Dynavax Technologies Corporation announced an agreement with Symphony Capital Partners, LP and its co-investors to provide $50 million of committed capital to advance Dynavax's ISS-based cancer, hepatitis B and hepatitis C therapeutic programs through clinical development. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 20:00:00 GMT)

Advance America Schedules First Quarter Conference Call
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. will release first quarter of 2006 financial results on Wednesday afternoon April 26, 2006 after the stock market closes. The company will discuss the results on a conference call Thursday, April 27 at 9:00 a.m. . (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 21:23:00 GMT)

State is nearing payday loan bill
SALEM - After pushing unsuccessfully for years for tougher restrictions on short-term “payday” loans, consumer activists are on the brink of winning a victory in this week's special session of the Oregon Legislature. (Wed, 19 Apr 2006 21:47:21 GMT)

Activists near win on payday loan bill
SALEM — After pushing unsuccessfully for years for tougher restrictions on short-term “payday’’ loans, consumer activists are on the brink of winning a victory in this week’s special session of the Oregon Legislature. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 01:54:57 GMT)

Electronic Giants Lend Hand, and Cash, to Start-Ups
With a confidence that recalls the early days of Silicon Valley, companies in San Diego are pushing the technological frontiers of cellular telephones. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 03:39:40 GMT)

Oregon payday loan likely
Oregon now is only one of seven states with no interest cap on payday loans, but legislators this week are expected to pass a new state law limiting interest to 36 percent a year and enacting other consumer protections for borrowers of payday loans. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:19:53 GMT)

Payday lenders face stiffer rules
Oregon's thriving payday lending industry saw its fortunes take a turn Wednesday. A judge upheld Portland's crackdown on the short-term lenders, meaning they must pay a $1,500 annual permit fee and begin complying with stiffer regulations by Saturday. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:20:30 GMT)

Key vote due Thursday on payday loan regulations
SALEM, Ore. - After failing to pass legislation regulating Oregon's fast-growing payday loan industry last year, lawmakers heard sharply conflicting testimony on the topic Wednesday, a day before the full Legislature is scheduled to take up the issue during special session. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 16:08:07 GMT)

Special Session To Address Loans, Predators
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers will also try and tackle legislation on sexual predator penalties and payday loan restrictions during the special session. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 16:24:10 GMT)

State is nearing payday loan bill
SALEM - After pushing unsuccessfully for years for tougher restrictions on short-term “payday” loans, consumer activists are on the brink of winning a victory in this week's special session of the Oregon Legislature. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 16:32:19 GMT)

Touts set to cash in on Radio 1 Big Weekend
INTERNET TOUTS are doubling the cost of hotel accommodation during the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Dundee by block-booking rooms and selling the reservations on an auction website. (Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:40:54 GMT)

London open: Miners, utilities send Footsie above 6,100
London's leading shares took heart from last nights advance in the US, as the blue chip index regained the 6,100 level, with utilities up on bid activity and miners resuming their upward path. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 08:21:43 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Nokia, Shell, BP; ICAP Climbs
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, heading for the biggest weekly gain since January, amid optimism that earnings growth will be sustained. Nokia Oyj, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc paced the advance. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 08:58:34 GMT)

Tenants urged to be wary of possible rent scams
The housing organisation Threshold is advising prospective tenants to be more wary when renting properties and never to hand over cash in suspicious circumstances. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 09:10:22 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Nokia, Shell, Xstrata, ICAP
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, heading for the biggest weekly gain since January, amid optimism companies will report higher earnings. Nokia Oyj, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc paced the advance. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:13:37 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance, Paced by Antofagasta, Mining; ICAP Surges
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks rose, paced by mining companies including Antofagasta Plc and Kazakhmys Plc as copper headed for a sixth weekly gain. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:20:59 GMT)

Oregon puts cap on payday-loan interest
Oregon joined 43 other states Thursday in capping interest rates that lenders may charge for short-term payday loans. Lawmakers at Thursday's special legislative session said that will reduce predatory lending practices that put Oregonians in an endless cycle of debt. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:27:16 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Nokia, Xstrata, Shell, ICAP
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks headed for the biggest weekly gain since January after better-than-expected earnings from Nokia Oyj and Akzo Nobel NV stoked speculation that profit growth will be sustained. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:58:34 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Google, 3M Jump on Profit
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose after Google Inc. and 3M Co. joined a parade of companies reporting profit that topped analysts' estimates and oil prices declined. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:33:25 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance, Led by Antofagasta; ICAP Climbs to Record
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks rose, paced by mining companies including Antofagasta Plc and Kazakhmys Plc as copper headed for a sixth weekly gain. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:35:56 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Nokia, Shell, Xstrata, ICAP
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, wrapping up the biggest weekly gain since January, on optimism that first- quarter earnings reports will show companies are sustaining profit growth. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:43:27 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance as Google, 3M Jump on Profit, Oil Drops
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose after Google Inc. and 3M Co. joined a parade of companies reporting profit that topped analysts' estimates and oil prices declined. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 14:18:24 GMT)

Loss of payday loan business hurts Republic's profit
Republic Bancorp Inc. posted lower first-quarter income, primarily as a result of discontinuing its deferred-deposit business segment, also known as payday loans. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 15:01:56 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance as Google, 3M Jump on Profit; Dell Drops
April 21 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending a six-year high, after Google Inc. and 3M Co. reported earnings that topped analysts' estimates and oil prices declined. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 15:03:28 GMT)

Republic Bancorp ups dividend, profits decline
Louisville-based Republic Bancorp on Friday said it would raise its dividend 18 percent as it announced a 27 percent drop in profits from the first three months of the year. Much of the profit drop came from Republic's decision to get out of the payday loan business. Profits from its tax-refund loan business fell 24 percent. Net interest income from the traditional banking business increased 9 (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 16:40:32 GMT)

Let’s go beyond limiting loans
Putting limits on the payday loan industry, as the special session of the Legislature intends to do, is a good start. A more complete answer would be improving Oregon’s economy so that hardly anybody has a reason to borrow money at rates that would make a loan shark blush. (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 17:13:24 GMT)

CDG Investments Inc.: News Release
CALGARY, ALBERTA-- - CDG Investments Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received an Advance Tax Ruling from the Canada Revenue Agency to the effect that the distribution of substantially all of the common shares in Tyler Resources Inc. held by CDG, and the distribution of certain cash amounts, in excess of amounts to be retained for the purposes of paying outstanding liabilities, financing (Fri, 21 Apr 2006 22:29:18 GMT)

Lenders, lobbyists likely to keep fighting payday loan limits
SALEM -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski is expected to sign new limits on payday loan rates into law next week, but supporters of the limits acknowledge that Oregon's battle over short-term loans isn't over. (Sat, 22 Apr 2006 07:12:57 GMT)

Lenders, lobbyists likely to keep fighting payday loan limits
SALEM -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski is expected to sign new limits on payday loan rates into law next week, but supporters of the limits acknowledge that Oregon's battle over short-term loans isn't over. (Sat, 22 Apr 2006 07:19:05 GMT)

Payday loan industry may try to derail new Oregon regulations
SALEM -- Consumer activists scored a victory this week when they persuaded the Oregon Legislature to cap interest rates that lenders may charge for short-term payday loans. (Sat, 22 Apr 2006 07:19:08 GMT)

Motivations questioned in payday-loan vote
SALEM - Concerns surfaced Friday that some lawmakers voted for the payday loan bill during Thursday's special session as a political move to get incumbents re-elected. (Sat, 22 Apr 2006 07:38:07 GMT)

Payday loan reps push repeal
SALEM — Consumer activists scored a victory this week when they persuaded the Oregon Legislature to cap interest rates that lenders may charge for short-term payday loans. (Sun, 23 Apr 2006 06:08:16 GMT)

ANNE CHALFANT: TICKET TO RIDE: Have backup plan for foreign funds
Until last month, I would have told travelers that the best way to get cash in a foreign country is to use an ATM card. I have relied on getting cash this way for 20 years, and it has worked like a charm. (Sun, 23 Apr 2006 10:09:22 GMT)

Karen Russell: Duke Rape Scandal - Cashing In On Celebrity Trials
Cashing In On Celebrity Trials Kim Roberts, the "2nd Dancer", in the Duke rape scandal is being criticized for trying to cash in on her fifteen minutes of fame, for changing her story to support the accuser and for making a deal that helps her financially. The defense contends in exchange for Robert's testimony ; District Attorney Nifong brokered a deal to lower her bail in an (Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:27:50 GMT)

ANNE CHALFANT: TICKET TO RIDE: Have backup plan for foreign funds
Until last month, I would have told travelers that the best way to get cash in a foreign country is to use an ATM card. I have relied on getting cash this way for 20 years, and it has worked like a charm. (Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:35:10 GMT)

Karen Russell: Duke Rape Scandal -- Cashing In on Celebrity Trials
Kim Roberts, the "2nd Dancer" in the Duke rape scandal, is being criticized for trying to cash in on her fifteen minutes of fame, for changing her story to support the accuser and for making a deal that helps her financially. The defense contends in exchange for Robert's testimony ; District Attorney Nifong brokered a deal to lower her bail in an unrelated case. Roberts was recently picked (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 01:28:00 GMT)

China's two great walls of money
In this column on March 13, I drew attention to a vast increase in the surfeit of deposits over loans in China's banking system that built up in recent years. This great wall of cash - which all but doubled to Rmb9,300bn from the end of 2003 to the end of last year - is a result of China's capital controls and households' precautionary savings in a country with minimal welfare provision. (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 04:35:05 GMT)

Metro installs 'smart card' system on rail, buses
When the Metropolitan Transit Authority installed new fare boxes on buses in 1994, the bulky devices, which looked like a cross between an ATM and a mailbox, were high-tech. Instead of dropping cash or tokens into a slot or flashing a pass to the driver, you used a prepaid, Metro-issued card with a programmed magnetic strip. (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 06:19:13 GMT)

Harry Gross | Can this deadbeat buy a house?
Dear Harry: I'm 42 years old, and I've had credit problems for the last 20 years. I would get credit cards, small loans, and store credits, run up balances and simply not pay them. This was done intentionally. I have also resorted to payday loans with their huge interest. I closed the checking accounts tied to those loans before they were due so the lender couldn't withdraw his repayment. I have (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 07:24:04 GMT)

Campaign fund raising on track, officials say
The annual report of the University Resources Committee, which was released in February, included a reduction in the projected amount of cash generated by the Campaign for Academic Enrichment for fiscal year 2006. (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 08:08:04 GMT)

Dynavax Closes Acquisition of Rhein Biotech GmbH From Crucell
BERKELEY, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dynavax Technologies Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturer Rhein Biotech ( Nachrichten ) GmbH for a cash transaction of approximately $12.4 million based on current exchange rates. (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:10:39 GMT)

US groups cash in on accounting rules
US companies have been slicing hundreds of millions of dollars from their expenses by making subjective changes to employee stock option valuations under new accounting rules. (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:32:17 GMT)

Cash America International, Inc. First Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call
FORT WORTH, Texas----April 24, 2006--Cash America International, Inc. , a provider of specialty financial services to individuals, will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss First Quarter 2006 results on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at 4:45 p.m. (Mon, 24 Apr 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

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