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Cash Advance News May 2006

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Don’t lose your home
REVERSE mortgages may be the new kid on the block but they still build up interest in the old-fashioned way. Reverse mortgages let retired home owners access the equity in their home through a cash advance, regular payments or a combination of both. (Sun, 21 May 2006 20:03:42 GMT)

Chile Announces Big Spending Plans
President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday that Chile will use some of the billions of dollars from its booming copper exports to advance her social agenda, creating 130,000 jobs while investing in health, housing and education. (Sun, 21 May 2006 23:26:19 GMT)

Chile Announces Big Spending Plans
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday that Chile will use some of the billions of dollars from its booming copper exports to advance her social agenda, creating 130,000 jobs while investing in health, housing and education. In her first state-of-the nation address, Chile's first female president said the big spending plans did not mean the government will abandon its (Sun, 21 May 2006 23:39:57 GMT)

The virtual moneylender
A new Web site allows you to borrow money from strangers in cyberspace. It may even free you from credit card debt and the usurers at the local payday loan center. (Mon, 22 May 2006 02:29:01 GMT)

Mabalacat lawyer asks Ombuds to probe P1.1M ‘illegal’ cash advance
MABALACAT – Vice Mayor Crisostomo “Cris” Garbo may be in hot water if the office of the Ombudsman gives in to the request of a lawyer here and a former first district congressional candidate who has asked the anti-graft government office to investigate the alleged unauthorized cash advances made by the first-term vice mayor last year amounting to a little over P1 million. (Mon, 22 May 2006 04:27:42 GMT)

Chile's Bachelet announces big spending plans from copper windfall
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - President Michelle Bachelet said Sunday that Chile will use money from its booming copper industry to advance her social agenda, creating 130,000 jobs while investing in health, housing and education. (Mon, 22 May 2006 05:18:42 GMT)

Softball: Cash, Crandall fuel FAU victory
South Florida defeated Florida Atlantic 7-4 to advance to the NCAA Super Regional. Former Flagler Palm Coast star Kasey Cash struck out both batters she faced in the win for the Bulls (35-25). Left fielder Lauren Crandall, a former DeLand standout, went 3-for-4 with an RBI for FAU (50-23). (Mon, 22 May 2006 06:12:41 GMT)

European Stocks Including L'Oreal May Gain as Euro Declines
May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Shares in European companies with sales in the U.S., such as L'Oreal SA and Royal Ahold NV, may advance as a decline in the euro helps their earnings in the world's largest economy. (Mon, 22 May 2006 06:45:46 GMT)

European Commodity Stocks May Fall; L'Oreal May Gain on Euro
May 22 (Bloomberg) -- BHP Billiton and BP Plc may lead European commodity stocks lower as metals and oil prices retreat. L'Oreal SA and other companies with sales in the U.S. may advance as a decline in the euro helps their earnings. (Mon, 22 May 2006 07:15:56 GMT)

LitFunding Announces Another Attorney Advance Payoff
LAS VEGAS----May 22, 2006--LitFunding Corp. , a provider of non-recourse cash advance funding to law firms and plaintiff's attorneys, announced today that one of its largest advances had been repaid. (Mon, 22 May 2006 09:00:00 GMT)

Manhunt shuts 3 FPS schools
Three elementary schools in the Farmington Public School District were put into a lock-down mode about noon Friday following a holdup at Advance America. (Mon, 22 May 2006 14:24:51 GMT)

Mabalacat lawyer asks Ombuds to probe P1.1M ‘illegal’ cash advance
MABALACAT – Vice Mayor Crisostomo “Cris” Garbo may be in hot water if the office of the Ombudsman gives in to the request of a lawyer here and a former first district congressional candidate who has asked the anti-graft government office to investigate the alleged unauthorized cash advances made by the first-term vice mayor last year amounting to a little over P1 million. (Mon, 22 May 2006 16:49:28 GMT)

Global Cash Access Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Sycuan Casino and Six Other Native American Gaming Properties
LAS VEGAS----May 22, 2006--Sycuan Casino in San Diego, one of Southern California's premier Indian gaming and resort facilities, has signed a multi-year agreement to use the products and services of Global Cash Access, Inc. , a leading provider of cash access products and related services to the gaming industry. (Mon, 22 May 2006 17:00:00 GMT)

Getting a loan from strangers on the Internet
Would you loan money to someone you know only by his Internet profile? Lending website Prosper.com thinks you might. (Mon, 22 May 2006 17:01:49 GMT)

Borrowers Return to Payday Lending Stores
Elizabeth Lawson's troubles began with an $800 electric bill, the result of a malfunctioning water heater. But it was her next move that sent her finances spinning out of control. (Mon, 22 May 2006 19:00:39 GMT)

Borrowers return to payday lending stores
Lawson, who lives in the small town of Shawsville in southwest Virginia, went to a payday lending store in nearby Christiansburg. She borrowed $200, agreeing to pay a $36 charge once she received her next Social Security check. (Mon, 22 May 2006 19:20:18 GMT)

Borrowers Return to Payday Lending Stores
Last year, the industry generated about $6 billion in fee revenue and $40 billion in loan volume at 23,000 stores, according to estimates from the investment firm Stephens Inc. At the six public companies alone, loan volume rose 24 percent to approximately $7.4 billion in 2005 from the previous year. (Mon, 22 May 2006 19:27:57 GMT)

Borrowers keep returning to for payday loans
Revolving-door loans have become quite common in the growing payday industry, which is permitted to charge interest at triple-digit annual average rates in about 38 states, consumer groups say. (Mon, 22 May 2006 19:34:44 GMT)

NYSE launches $10bn bid for Euronext
The NYSE Group on Monday launched its long-awaited attempt to create the first transatlantic stock exchange, with a $10.2bn cash-and-stock bid for Euronext, the Paris-based pan-European exchange. (Mon, 22 May 2006 20:05:18 GMT)

Borrowers Return to Payday Lending Stores
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Elizabeth Lawson's troubles began with an $800 electric bill, the result of a malfunctioning water heater. But it was her next move that sent her finances spinning out of control. Lawson, who lives in the small town of Shawsville in southwest Virginia, went to a payday lending store in nearby Christiansburg. She borrowed $200, agreeing to pay a $36 charge once she received (Mon, 22 May 2006 20:10:18 GMT)

Jefferson Responding to Reports on Bribery Probe
Rep. William J. Jefferson is making a statement in response to reports detailing a federal bribery investigation that alleges he accepted $100,000 in cash in exchange for assistance with a deal involving contracts for a communications company. (Mon, 22 May 2006 20:36:21 GMT)

Create a Cash Management Plan
If you're out of cash, you're out of business; plan ahead to avoid this disaster. (Mon, 22 May 2006 21:11:53 GMT)

'Payday' loans do booming business in N.H.
About once a month, Leah Gabriel makes a trip to the Advance America branch on Main Street to take out a "payday" loan. (Mon, 22 May 2006 22:49:16 GMT)

Critic seeks investigation of N.C. payday lending contributions
A critic of House Speaker Jim Black asked the State Board of Elections on Monday to investigate more than $60,000 in contributions from payday loan company executives, arguing that their industry connections are being obscured in campaign finance reports. (Mon, 22 May 2006 23:45:53 GMT)

ABP clears the decks for new advance by Admiral
Associated British Ports said on Tuesday it had received a revised non-binding takeover bid from the Admiral Consortium, a grouping whose late March advances were rebuffed. (Tue, 23 May 2006 10:10:59 GMT)

Gun-wielding bandit gets $700 from National Cash Advance
MANSFIELD -- A robber wearing a black bandanna, orange shirt and dark jeans got away with $700 in an aggravated robbery at a west-side shopping center Monday at 11:20 a.m. (Tue, 23 May 2006 11:12:18 GMT)

Extended Customer Service Team for My Payday Loan
With the increasing number of applications for short term, top up loans coming into My Payday Loan a new customer call centre and response department has been hired in to beef up the team and continue the high levels of customer service for which My Payday Loan is known. (Tue, 23 May 2006 12:34:42 GMT)

Hot Stocks to Watch for Tuesday, May 23, 2006: Cash Flow Positive and Only Growing Stronger!
TheSUBWAY.com announces the following stocks to its Hot Stocks List: Genesis Technology Group, Inc., JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU), ASML Holding NV, Escala Group. (Tue, 23 May 2006 14:06:00 GMT)

Mabalacat lawyer asks Ombuds to probe P1.1M ‘illegal’ cash advance
MABALACAT – Vice Mayor Crisostomo “Cris” Garbo may be in hot water if the office of the Ombudsman gives in to the request of a lawyer here and a former first district congressional candidate who has asked the anti-graft government office to investigate the alleged unauthorized cash advances made by the first-term vice mayor last year amounting to a little over P1 million. (Tue, 23 May 2006 17:51:35 GMT)

Hot Stocks to Watch for Tuesday, May 23, 2006: Cash Flow Positive and Only Growing Stronger!
TheSUBWAY.com announces the following stocks toits Hot Stocks List: Genesis Technology Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GTEC), JDSU(NASDAQ: JDSU), ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML), Escala Group (NASDAQ: ESCL). (Tue, 23 May 2006 18:22:08 GMT)

State sues El Paso payday lender, claims loan shark operation
EL PASO, Texas -- An El Paso judge has frozen the assets of a payday loan business as part of a lawsuit by state officials charging that the company is really a loan-sharking operation... (Tue, 23 May 2006 19:28:00 GMT)

AG's Office Sues Local Payday Lender
Tuesday, May 23, 2006 — EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An El Paso judge has frozen the assets of a payday loan business as part of a lawsuit by state officials. (Tue, 23 May 2006 19:32:14 GMT)

State sues El Paso payday lender, claims loan shark operation
EL PASO, Texas An El Paso judge has frozen the assets of a payday loan business as part of a lawsuit by state officials. Investigators claim the company is really a loan-sharking operation targeting military personnel. (Tue, 23 May 2006 19:41:35 GMT)

State sues El Paso payday lender, claims loan shark operation
EL PASO, Texas An El Paso judge has frozen the assets of a payday loan business as part of a lawsuit by state officials. Investigators claim the company is really a... (Tue, 23 May 2006 19:56:31 GMT)

State Sues Payday Lender With Offices In Central Texas
(May 23, 2006)—A state district judge in El Paso has frozen the assets of Advance Internet and Texas Advance Internet as part of a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott alleging the company is really a loan-sharking operation that targets military personnel at installations including Fort Hood. (Tue, 23 May 2006 20:05:08 GMT)

Credit Cards
Following a brief discussion on the fine prints on Chase reward cards, this monthly feature presents three tables: three low interest premium cards with recent interest rate, cash-advance rate/fee, annual fee, late/over limit fee, and telephone number; three no-fee premium cards with recent interest rate, cash-advance rate/fee, grace period, late/over limit fee, and telephone number; three (Tue, 23 May 2006 22:53:56 GMT)

NHRA NEWS: TOPEKA ADVANCE PACKAGE
O'REILLY NHRA SUMMER NATIONALS presented by CASTROL GTX FACT SHEET WHAT: 18th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX, the ninth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. (Wed, 24 May 2006 04:15:31 GMT)

Asian Stocks Rise; BHP, Sumitomo Metal Gain on Commodity Prices
May 24 (Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks rallied, rebounding from a two-month low. Commodity producers including BHP Billiton and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. led the advance after prices of copper, gold and crude oil jumped. (Wed, 24 May 2006 06:49:59 GMT)

Counterfeiters aim to cash in on Oilers excitement with fake merchandise
Oilers fans better beware of scammers cashing in on playoff fever by selling fake merchandise. "The better a team performs on the ice, the more appealing its name and logo become among fans and counterfeiters alike," said NHL lawyer Michael Gold. (Wed, 24 May 2006 09:20:33 GMT)

Payday loaning draws outrage at panel hearing
SACRAMENTO, May 24 (UNION-TRIBUNE): Pleas to crack down on “legalized loan sharks” who prey on young military personnel drew a sympathetic response from the chairwoman of a joint legislative committee yesterday, but little sign of action. (Wed, 24 May 2006 10:11:30 GMT)

Consumers caught in payday loan trap
RICHMOND, Va. - Elizabeth Lawson's troubles began with an $800 electric bill, the result of a malfunctioning water heater. But it was her next move that sent her finances spinning out of control. (Wed, 24 May 2006 10:18:12 GMT)

1:10 pm | N.C. payday ban upheld
The N.C. Banking Commission voted unanimously this morning to uphold a ruling that forced the payday lending industry to leave the state. (Wed, 24 May 2006 17:28:24 GMT)

Ruling Against Advance America Upheld
The state Banking Commission rejected an appeal Wednesday from Advance America Inc., agreeing that the company violated check cashing and consumer finance laws by charging annual interest rates exceeding 400 percent. (Wed, 24 May 2006 21:11:47 GMT)

Ruling against payday lender upheld
The N.C. Banking Commission has upheld a ruling that forced payday lender Advance America, Cash Advance Centers Inc. to leave North Carolina. (Wed, 24 May 2006 21:13:55 GMT)

Ruling Upheld Against Payday Lender
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The state Banking Commission rejected an appeal Wednesday from Advance America, agreeing that the company violated check cashing and consumer finance laws. (Wed, 24 May 2006 21:28:08 GMT)

Banking commission upholds ruling against payday lender
(Charlotte, NC-AP) May 24, 2006 - The North Carolina state Banking Commission rejected an appeal Wednesday from South Carolina-based Advance America, agreeing that the company violated check cashing and consumer finance laws. (Wed, 24 May 2006 22:19:52 GMT)

Banking commission upholds ruling against payday lender
(Charlotte, NC-AP) May 24, 2006 - The North Carolina state Banking Commission rejected an appeal Wednesday from South Carolina-based Advance America, agreeing that the company violated check cashing and consumer finance laws. (Thu, 25 May 2006 00:50:51 GMT)

Las Cruces Sun-News - New Mexico puts the brakes on new payday loan licenses
The content item you have requested is no longer available. (Thu, 25 May 2006 06:14:00 GMT)

Ruling upheld: Payday lending industry must leave the state
The N.C. Banking Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to uphold a ruling that forced the payday lending industry to leave the state. (Thu, 25 May 2006 07:28:58 GMT)

N.C. officials deny Advance America
The state Banking Commission rejected an appeal Wednesday from Advance America, agreeing that the company violated check cashing and consumer finance laws by charging annual interest rates exceeding 400 percent. (Thu, 25 May 2006 07:35:04 GMT)

Da Vinci Code Game Easily Cracked
The video-game version of Dan Brown's conspiracy-riddled cash cow is filled with puzzles. But anyone with half a brain will find them embarrassingly facile. By Chris Kohler. (Thu, 25 May 2006 09:11:10 GMT)

Business briefs
Chase to exit Midtown Plaza Constellation sells business Ultralife buys China company Induction adds space in Gates Pasta maker's plans advance (Thu, 25 May 2006 09:11:48 GMT)

Record advance sales for balloon festival
Skies above Anderson will be filled with hot air balloons and fireworks during the 25th annual Pontiac GMC Freedom Weekend Aloft Friday through Monday. (Thu, 25 May 2006 14:28:37 GMT)

Breaking News: Dearborn Police Hunt for Armed Robber
Thursday afternoon, Dearborn police were searching for an armed man who robbed an Advance America, Cash Advance office. The man entered the building wearing a blue jumpsuit and left with a backpack full of cash. (Thu, 25 May 2006 17:36:43 GMT)

AG suing a payday loan company
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has sued a Texas company and the Alabama man who allegedly operates it for preying on military personnel and other customers through illegal "payday" lending outlets. (Fri, 26 May 2006 01:55:15 GMT)

State orders 'payday' lenders to pack it up
The state's Division of Banks is ordering 48 "payday" lenders to cease operations in Massachusetts, in the latest crackdown on illegal high interest-rate loan activities aimed at the... (Fri, 26 May 2006 06:26:46 GMT)

European Stocks May Advance; Novartis and Ericsson May Gain
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks may rise after U.S. shares extended a rally in late trading amid optimism that faster economic growth will lift earnings. Novartis AG and Ericsson AB may track advances in their U.S.-traded securities. (Fri, 26 May 2006 07:00:46 GMT)

European markets see strong advance for second day
LONDON (MarketWatch) - European shares advanced strongly for the second day in a row on Friday, with resource stocks in the lead as consolidation moves thrust the steel sector back into the spotlight. (Fri, 26 May 2006 08:00:21 GMT)

European Stocks Rise, Led by Novartis, Ericsson; Arcelor Falls
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose after U.S. shares extended a rally in late trading amid optimism that faster economic growth will lift earnings. Novartis AG and Ericsson AB paced the advance. (Fri, 26 May 2006 08:56:07 GMT)

Theatre says it has learnt lessons after cash shortfall
HARROGATE Theatre has revealed the total amount of its cash shortfall is £212,000 in the last financial year – but says its future is secure after its three main funders have agreed to maintain the same level of grants. (Fri, 26 May 2006 09:15:07 GMT)

European Stocks Rise, Led by Ericsson, UBS; Arcelor Declines
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose for a second day, the first back-to-back gain in two weeks, amid optimism economic growth will lift earnings. Ericsson AB and UBS AG paced the advance. (Fri, 26 May 2006 09:15:46 GMT)

European Stocks Rise for Second Day; Unilever Paces Advance
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose for a second day, their first back-to-back gain in two weeks, on optimism that the region's economy will expand fast enough to sustain earnings growth. (Fri, 26 May 2006 10:15:56 GMT)

Police hope you recognize suspect
MANSFIELD -- Police are seeking help finding a man who robbed National Cash Advance on Monday morning. The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, pulled a handgun and ordered employees at the 1153 Park Avenue West business to drop to the ground. (Fri, 26 May 2006 11:12:37 GMT)

ArtTix increase causes art-ache in S.L. County
Utah Symphony and Opera says it has recovered from a recent financial crisis only to face a new fight for survival if Salt Lake County officials boost the fees arts organizations must pay to use the ArtTix ticket-sales system. Fees for the cash-strapped US&O would rise by 124 percent, or about $161,000 a year under one proposal being discussed. (Sat, 27 May 2006 07:09:30 GMT)

Loan offices show growth
Ohio laws regulating check cashing and payday loan stores were passed in December 1995 in an effort to place some controls on a growing industry already taking hold in the state. (Sun, 28 May 2006 04:07:45 GMT)

Recent video game releases
2006 FIFA WORLD CUP' *** out of 4 stars EA Sports for Xbox 360 (also for Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Windows PC, PSP, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS), $59.99. (Sun, 28 May 2006 08:49:35 GMT)

Borrowers keep returning to payday lenders
RICHMOND, Va. — Elizabeth Lawson's troubles began with an $800 electric bill, the result of a malfunctioning water heater. But it was her next move that sent her finances spinning out of control. (Sun, 28 May 2006 10:04:57 GMT)

Revolving door: Borrowers keep returning to payday lending stores
RICHMOND, Va. -- Elizabeth Lawson's troubles began with an $800 electric bill, the result of a malfunctioning water heater. But it was her next move that sent her finances spinning out of control. (Sun, 28 May 2006 10:49:16 GMT)

TDS duty cannot be bypassed
I am a retired pensioner from the R. D. Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu becoming taxable in the year I receive arrears. At the time of payment, income-tax used to be deducted at source. But for a payment disbursed to me by a ... (Sun, 28 May 2006 20:06:49 GMT)

Pilgrims’ progress, 2 a second
Hyderabad, May 28: Imagine making an Internet booking days in advance and still finding yourself in a 90-hour queue, which is being cleared at the rate of two persons a second. (Sun, 28 May 2006 22:21:57 GMT)

Japan's Bonds May Fall on Speculation Stock Gains to Cut Demand
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese government bonds may fall on speculation the Nikkei 225 Stock Average will advance, cutting demand for debt's fixed payments. (Sun, 28 May 2006 23:29:41 GMT)

CPO poised to trend higher
CRUDE palm oil (CPO) futures prices on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives edged higher in late trading, recovering all of its earlier losses before closing the week with small advances. (Mon, 29 May 2006 00:12:58 GMT)

Japan's Bond Futures Decline After Gain in Stocks Cuts Demand
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese bond futures dropped after the Nikkei 225 Stock Average headed for its first back-to-back gain in three weeks, cutting demand for debt's fixed payments. (Mon, 29 May 2006 00:44:41 GMT)

Japan's Bonds May Fall on Speculation Stock Gains to Cut Demand
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's bonds may fall on expectations the Nikkei 225 Stock Average will have its first back-to-back gain in three weeks, reducing demand for debt's fixed payments. (Mon, 29 May 2006 00:59:41 GMT)

Crisis Aid In Works For Pets, Livestock
Imagine a 5-pound terrier quivering in the arms of its elderly owner, both at risk in a waterfront mobile home as a hurricane roars toward Tampa Bay. (Mon, 29 May 2006 03:45:14 GMT)

Borrowers keep returning to payday lenders
Revolving-door loans have become quite common in the growing payday industry, which is permitted to charge interest at triple-digit annual average rates in about 38 states, consumer groups say. (Mon, 29 May 2006 05:55:44 GMT)

Warning: New scam
In a twist on the "Nigerian scams" common to spam e-mails, where victims receive requests for a small amount of money in order to release a larger (and fictional) amount of cash, thieves have begun using telephone services for the deaf to contact businesses. (Mon, 29 May 2006 07:31:24 GMT)

The Dolan family takes over
The Dolan family had franchise fever. That made them the perfect bidder for Dick Jacobs, the pure businessman. The fact that they were baseball fans from the Cleveland suburb of Chagrin Falls made them even more appealing. (Mon, 29 May 2006 10:20:15 GMT)

Bonds: Japanese government bonds little change
Japanese government bonds were little changed ahead of an industrial-production report due Tuesday that may signal that the world's second- largest economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. (Mon, 29 May 2006 13:04:19 GMT)

Village in $254m buyout
VILLAGE Roadshow is spending $254 million to buy out partner Warner Bros' joint venture interest in the lucrative Gold Coast theme parks at the same time as announcing it is hunting for new acquisitions in Asia. (Mon, 29 May 2006 15:18:12 GMT)

European stocks edge lower in light trade
European stock markets on Monday gave up part of last week's advance in listless trading, with Arcelor bucking the broader trend on hopes that a Russian merger deal can be blocked. (Mon, 29 May 2006 15:44:09 GMT)

Farmers receive more available loan money
The federal government recently handed down a decision to increase the money going into cash advance programs for farmers. On May 18, an announcement was made that the interest free portion of the monies available will double from $50,000 to $100,000. (Mon, 29 May 2006 16:42:25 GMT)

‘Quest’ entries keep coming in ‘Kiddie Quest’ nearly full
Singers looking to compete for cash and glory at this year’s “Quest for the Best” on July 25 had best sign up soon as spots are filling up fast. (Mon, 29 May 2006 18:22:20 GMT)

Resource stocks take TSX higher for 3rd session; U.S. markets shuttered
TORONTO (CP) - Energy, gold and mining stocks led the way to a solid advance on the Toronto stock market Monday afternoon as investors continued to pick up shares beaten down in price during a two-week long correction. (Mon, 29 May 2006 19:02:00 GMT)

Resource stocks take TSX higher for third session; U.S. markets shuttered
TORONTO (CP) - The Toronto stock market racked up a third solid consecutive advance Monday. (Mon, 29 May 2006 21:15:00 GMT)

Japan's Bonds Decline Ahead of Report on Industrial Production
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- Japan's government bonds dropped ahead of an industrial-production report tomorrow that may signal the economy is strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. (Mon, 29 May 2006 22:29:35 GMT)

UBS's Wuffli Turns `Radar' on More Targets After $3.6 Bln Spree
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- UBS AG's Peter Wuffli may turn what he calls his ``wide-open radar screen'' toward more potential takeover targets after buying a U.S. brokerage, a Brazilian bank and a futures broker in a two-month, $3.6 billion spending spree. (Tue, 30 May 2006 02:40:47 GMT)

Even after 2-month spree, UBS chief not tired of shopping
Peter Wuffli of UBS may turn what he calls his "wide-open radar screen" toward more potential takeover targets after buying a U.S. brokerage company, a Brazilian bank and a futures broker in a two-month, $3.6 billion spending spree. (Tue, 30 May 2006 07:03:17 GMT)

UBS' Chief Still Appears to Be in Buying Mood
Peter Wuffli has led the Swiss banking giant on a $3.6-billion spree in the last two months. (Tue, 30 May 2006 07:19:49 GMT)

China's Steelmakers Will Probably Accept 19% Ore Gain (Update5)
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- China's steelmakers will probably accept a 19 percent increase in iron ore prices, falling in line with the benchmark agreed by European and Japanese companies, a Baosteel Group Corp. executive involved in the talks said. (Tue, 30 May 2006 07:55:37 GMT)

Revolving door at payday lenders
RICHMOND, Va. — Elizabeth Lawson's troubles began with an $800 electricity bill, the result of a malfunctioning water heater. But it was her next move that sent her finances spinning out of control. (Tue, 30 May 2006 08:15:26 GMT)

UBS's Wuffli Sets `Radar' on Targets After Takeovers (Update1)
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- UBS AG's Peter Wuffli may turn what he calls his ``wide-open radar screen'' toward more potential takeover targets after buying a U.S. brokerage, a Brazilian bank and a futures broker in a two-month, $3.6 billion spending spree. (Tue, 30 May 2006 10:17:11 GMT)

Cash Now Corp. CEO Featured in Exclusive Interview With WallSt.net
On May 24, Kevin S. Price, CEO of Cash Now Corp. updated the investment community in an exclusive interview with www.wallst.net . Topics covered in the interview include an overview of the Company and the markets it serves, recent press releases, current capitalization, upcoming strategic and financial milestones. (Tue, 30 May 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

China's steelmakers likely to accept new ore price
"There is no room left for China to maneuver," said Fu Hao, a fund manager at E-Fund Management. "That's the reality." (Tue, 30 May 2006 13:03:38 GMT)

Hospital axes 36 nurses to save money
DOZENS of nursing jobs face the axe amid financial cuts at Mayday Hospital. A total of 80 posts are being chopped - 36 of them nursing positions - as bosses at the cash-strapped hospital unveil a far-reaching £9.2 million package of cuts and other measures designed to increase income. (Tue, 30 May 2006 13:10:00 GMT)

Engelhard abandons resistance to BASF bid
German chemical company BASF AG said Tuesday that U.S. rival Engelhard Corp. has abandoned its resistance to a $5 billion takeover. (Tue, 30 May 2006 13:46:40 GMT)

Cash Now Corp. CEO Featured in Exclusive Interview With WallSt.net
On May 24, Kevin S. Price, CEO of Cash Now Corp. (Pink Sheets: CHNW) updated the investment community in an exclusive interview with http://www.wallst.net/ . Topics covered in the interview include an overview of the Company and the markets it serves, recent press releases, current capitalization, upcoming strategic and financial milestones. (Tue, 30 May 2006 15:23:46 GMT)

Engelhard agrees to $5 billion BASF bid
Chemical company Engelhard Corp. abandoned months of resistance Tuesday and agreed to a $5 billion takeover from German rival BASF AG. (Tue, 30 May 2006 15:45:05 GMT)

Fool's Eye View: Great Deals For Borrowers!
Last Tuesday, I explained how to make the most of your plastic in How To Master Your Credit Cards , which showed you how to borrow at under 5% a year for life, pay no interest on your debts for a year or more, and earn cash as you spend. (Tue, 30 May 2006 16:36:18 GMT)

College Poker Players Donate to Charity
(PRESS RELEASE) -- The world's best college poker player has been crowned. Ryan R, a student and successful Campus Rep from the University of Ottawa, outplayed 33,000 opponents to claim the College Poker Championship™ III title and a $50,000 cash scholarship on May 21st, 2006. (Tue, 30 May 2006 16:54:13 GMT)

A Closer Look at Casino Stocks: Part 3
In the first two installments of this series, we highlighted many of the reasons why the gaming industry has enjoyed explosive growth in recent years. Not surprisingly, this success has translated into impressive share-price gains for nearly all of the major players in the business. (Tue, 30 May 2006 21:02:22 GMT)

Is It Tableware or a Leading Indicator?
A boom in gold and silver may be a sign that this country is finally going to pay for years of easy money, mounting debt and trillion-dollar budget deficits. (Wed, 31 May 2006 02:49:15 GMT)

Goodyear City Council acts to limit payday loan firms
City leaders recently approved a measure aimed at limiting the number of so-called payday loan businesses. It's part of a larger trend sweeping across Arizona. (Wed, 31 May 2006 04:14:15 GMT)

Frequent fliers turn a skeptical eye to the skies
Sue Reiss used to rack up 150,000 miles a year on United Airlines. Then she got fed up, unable to turn frequent-flier mileage credits into free travel. "I've simply reciprocated by flying whoever is cheapest," she says. (Wed, 31 May 2006 04:26:49 GMT)

Goodyear acts to limit payday loan firms
City leaders recently approved a measure aimed at limiting the number of so-called payday loan businesses. It's part of a larger trend sweeping across Arizona. (Wed, 31 May 2006 05:07:12 GMT)

Sadieville to honor Howard with day
SADIEVILLE - Most graduating seniors receive some sort of gift to recognize what they've accomplished the last few years. Some get books. Some get cash. A privileged few get a car. (Wed, 31 May 2006 05:12:35 GMT)

Da Vinci Code Game Easily Cracked
The video-game version of Dan Brown's conspiracy-riddled cash cow is filled with puzzles. But anyone with half a brain will find them embarrassingly facile. By Chris Kohler. (Wed, 31 May 2006 07:38:10 GMT)

Frequent fliers turn a skeptical eye to the skies
Sue Reiss used to rack up 150,000 miles a year on United Airlines. Then she got fed up, unable to turn frequent-flier mileage credits into free travel. "I've simply reciprocated by flying whoever is cheapest," she says. (Wed, 31 May 2006 07:56:39 GMT)

2nd chance for payday lenders
Top state officials and consumer groups warned this week that a Charlotte lawmaker's bill could resuscitate the payday lending industry that was effectively killed off earlier this year. (Wed, 31 May 2006 07:58:28 GMT)

National Spelling Bee set to begin
A-n-x-i-o-u-s. There's even more reason than usual for the 275 children here for the national spelling bee Wednesday and Thursday to feel that way. As if the competition to be crowned America's best speller isn't intense enough, this year it includes the first live, prime-time network broadcast of the finals. (Wed, 31 May 2006 09:10:08 GMT)

National Spelling Bee Set to Begin
WASHINGTON -- A-n-x-i-o-u-s. There's even more reason than usual for the 275 children here for the national spelling bee Wednesday and Thursday to feel that way. (Wed, 31 May 2006 09:41:09 GMT)

Sharp Spellers Descend On Washington
There are 139 boys and 136 girls from the 50 states, U.S. territories, and many countries around the world. How does it work? Spell a word correctly and advance. Fumble and the bell tolls. The winner gets 37-thousand dollars in cash and prizes. (Wed, 31 May 2006 12:14:48 GMT)

Boxing: Johnson wants Warren to flash the cash before Calzaghe clash
Glen Johnson has told promoter Frank Warren that he wants cash in advance before he agrees a catchweight fight with Joe Calzaghe at the Millennium Stadium on July 8. (Wed, 31 May 2006 12:25:12 GMT)

U.S. Stock Futures Advance on Profit Optimism; Monsanto Gains
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose amid speculation that the market's slide this month isn't justified given the prospects for earnings growth. (Wed, 31 May 2006 13:37:29 GMT)

Vetterkind Cattle: Look For Near Term Strength As A Selling Opportunity
The cash feedlot trade went untested yesterday, with feedlot managers spending the day putting together new showlists, and packers working on last weeks buy. (Wed, 31 May 2006 13:42:03 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on Profit Optimism; Monsanto, Andrew Gain
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose amid speculation that the market's slide this month isn't justified given the prospects for earnings growth. (Wed, 31 May 2006 14:47:31 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on Profit Optimism; Monsanto, Andrew Gain
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose amid speculation that the market's slide this month isn't justified given the prospects for earnings growth. A drop in oil prices eased concern inflation will crimp economic expansion. (Wed, 31 May 2006 15:02:31 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on Oil's Drop; Monsanto Gains on Forecast
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose, trimming their monthly slide, after the government's offer to join European talks with Iran spurred a plunge in oil prices. (Wed, 31 May 2006 16:07:29 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on Oil Drop, Fed Minutes; Monsanto Gains
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose, trimming their monthly slide, after the government's offer to join European talks with Iran spurred a plunge in oil prices. (Wed, 31 May 2006 18:17:31 GMT)

Qualcomm kicks off BREW with software kit
Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM, News) announced Wednesday its uiOne software development kit (SDK) 1.2 version for developers, content providers and graphic designers interested in creating custom user interfaces (UIs) for mobile devices. (Wed, 31 May 2006 20:27:28 GMT)

2006 FIFA World Cup Review [Game Boy Advance PSP]
2006 FIFA World Cup offers a faithful World Cup set-up, but little in the way of faithful gameplay. (Wed, 31 May 2006 23:53:12 GMT)

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