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Up 13, Dow sets another record close
The Dow Jones industrial average inched to another record close Friday, marking the third straight week of triple-digit increases in the blue chip index. (Fri, 13 Oct 2006 22:18:23 GMT)

Castaways cast cash net for charity
How’s this for a deal? Lunch on this exclusive island, located just metres from prime Halifax coastline, will set you back $1,000. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 03:34:00 GMT)

West Coast Editor
Morphotek Inc. topped 2004's Series C financing with a Series D round of $40 million last week, and plans to use the cash to advance the Phase II antibodies MORAb-003 and MORAb-009, as well as the preclinical pipeline. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 04:08:55 GMT)

Today's agenda
Items contributed must be received at least two days in advance at Calendar Desk, The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Fifth Floor Newsroom, Miami, FL 33132-1693. Or e-mail your items to [email protected] No faxes, please. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 07:09:50 GMT)

Senate Race Shatters Spending Record
Combined Cost Of Lamont-Lieberman Battle On Track To Top $25 Million, Having Blasted Past Old State Mark Of $9.3 Million Set In 1998 Contest For Governor An explosion of campaign cash - dramatized by $6.1 million in new contributions since July 20 to incumbent Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman - could push the cost of this year's white-hot U.S. Senate race above $25 million, and already has obliterated (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 07:23:58 GMT)

Menendez has more campaign cash in hand
Sen. Robert Menendez began the final weeks of his tough re-election fight with more cash in hand than his Republican rival, campaign filings showed Friday. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 08:59:06 GMT)

$49M DELUGE FOR CLINTON RUN
WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has raked in a head-spinning $49 million for her walkover re-election campaign - a sign of her fund-raising prowess in advance of a likely White House bid. From Aug. 24 to Sept. 30, Clinton raised $3.8... (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 09:39:32 GMT)

Dow Looks to Move Past 12,000 Today
The Dow Jones industrial average looked to advance past 12,000 Friday a day after a burst of optimism over corporate earnings pushed the blue chips past 11,900 to a record close. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 13:33:22 GMT)

Deposed Thai PM 'smuggled out millions in 114 suitcases'
Investigators in Thailand believe the country's former prime minister, toppled in a bloodless coup last month, secretly shipped huge amounts of his £1billion family fortune in cash to Europe (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 21:27:10 GMT)

A fast cash track to the mainstream
It wasn't hard for Jim Schrimpf to spot a disturbing trend at Brewery Credit Union: Members were using payday lenders instead of the credit union for small, short-term loans. (Sat, 14 Oct 2006 23:35:01 GMT)

Shutting down the sharks
With some members of the House of Delegates now conceding that payday lending institutions are a blight on the state’s financial landscape, the storefront lenders may be on the way out. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 03:32:04 GMT)

Michelle Singletary: Military not only target of 'payday loans'
We owe a lot to the brave men and women who choose to serve in our country's armed forces. And now I'm hoping that one recent measure passed specifically to assist military personnel will serve as a template for all consumers. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 03:41:01 GMT)

Quick cash
WARWICK -- Cars break down. Rents come due. The temperature drops. And cash-strapped consumers pull up to a storefront where desperation is answered in big green letters that say "Cash Advance." (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 03:41:37 GMT)

Cash reserves are essential to company
I would like to start a business and have been told I should plan on having a reserve fund. What factors should I consider when planning how much to keep in it? (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:07:29 GMT)

Consumers pay price as lenders cash in
Sagging under $300,000 in debt and seeing no choice, Scott W. Hudson of Middletown filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in March. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:51:49 GMT)

Consumers pay price as lenders cash in
Sagging under $300,000 in debt and seeing no choice, Scott W. Hudson of Middletown filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in March. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:54:17 GMT)

Midterm Meanness: Negative Ads Rule the 2006 Elections
Based on the blizzard of images and sound bites in this fall’s campaigns, American voters might think they face impossible choices in the midterm election. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 15:50:40 GMT)

Midterm Meanness: Negative Ads Rule the 2006 Elections
Based on the blizzard of images and sound bites in this fall’s campaigns, American voters might think they face impossible choices in the midterm election. (Sun, 15 Oct 2006 18:13:26 GMT)

Credit Suisse Lost $120 Million in Korean Derivatives Gone Awry
Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Credit Suisse Group, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, lost about $120 million on South Korean derivatives in the third quarter, an undisclosed stumble by equity traders struggling to catch the leaders in the securities industry. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 03:59:55 GMT)

'Fast' cash
PRINCETON BOROUGH -- A charity dinner to benefit the victims of the Hezbollah-Israel hostilities netted more than $47,000 Saturday night, as Muslims from across Central Jersey opened their hearts and their wallets to help end the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 04:41:24 GMT)

Going places - East
Men’s Group of the Church of the Four Seasons United Methodist fry Alaskan Pollock, with side dishes, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at 9100 E. 109th Ave. Carry-outs available. Advance tickets can be purchased in the church office at $7 for adults. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 05:16:23 GMT)

When work requires play
It's 9:30 on a Thursday night in the outskirts of D.C.'s Chinatown at RNR Bar & Lounge, formerly known as Coyote Ugly, and people are lugging around cardboard boxes with flyers, setting up a cash register outside, and fixing last-minute details with bouncers and the club owner. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 06:15:36 GMT)

'This is a wolf in sheep's clothing'
The annual percentage rate on installment loans shot up more than 300 percent since the passage of an Illinois law aimed at tempering short-term payday loans, according to a new study. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 09:20:19 GMT)

A versatile operation
New West Washington gift shop actually three businesses in one (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 09:35:34 GMT)

LOCAL EVENTS
SOUTH BAY HGTV and Cash in the Attic - Casting. 7 a.m. Oct. 16; 7 a.m. Oct. 17; 7 a.m. Oct. 18; 7 a.m. Oct. 19; 7 a.m. Oct. 20; 7 a.m. Oct. 21; 7 a.m. Oct. 22; 7 a.m. Oct. 23. Last event 7 a.m. Oct. 30. HP Pavilion at San Jose, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, Free. (212) 627-1181 ext. 421. www.hppsj.com/. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:09:44 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2006-10-16 12:10 GMT: UK small caps advance at midday, with OMG strong on an upbeat update
LONDON (AFX) - UK small caps reamained firm in midday trade, with a raft of positive trading updates and contract wins lending support, and with OMG stronger on the back of an upbeat trading statement, dealers said. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:40:33 GMT)

Canadian Stocks May Rise With Metals Prices; Alcan May Advance
Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks may rise, led by commodity producers including Alcan Inc., as prices of metals including nickel and gold increase. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 13:30:01 GMT)

Laddering, a Key to Locking in Good Rates
Right now, you can earn more money-with greater flexibility and no added risk-by putting your cash in a money market account than you can by locking it away in a five-year certificate of deposit. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:07:32 GMT)

Canadian Stocks Extend Rally to a 3rd Day; Alcan Shares Advance
Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks rose for a third straight day, led by commodity producers including Alcan Inc., as prices of metals including nickel and gold increased. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:14:44 GMT)

Cash Systems, Inc.'s cashclub(TM) Announces Beta Testing at Dover Downs and Delaware Park
LAS VEGAS----Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, announced today that it began beta testing the cashclub product at Dover Downs located in Dover, Delaware and Delaware Park located in Wilmington, Delaware. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 14:27:00 GMT)

WHERE TO GET FLU SHOTS
An affiliate of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Cost for flu shot is $20, cash, check or charge — no debit cards. Flu shots are for ages 6 months and older. For information, call 776-5052. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:16:22 GMT)

Current Issue:
Predatory payday lenders that target military bases across the country are now getting a closer look by the U.S. Department of Defense due to a 2005 study by Dr. Steven Graves, a CSUN geography professor. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:16:58 GMT)

Easy-Peasy EZ Corp.
When the directors of EZ Corp. (Nasdaq: EZPW - News) approved hundreds of thousands of restricted stock shares to its chairman and CEO, perhaps we should have had an inkling that performance for the pawnshop operator was improving. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:44:32 GMT)

Easy-Peasy EZ Corp.
The pawnshop operator boosts guidance as it makes profits and opens more stores. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:44:32 GMT)

Easy-Peasy EZCORP
The pawnshop operator boosts guidance as it makes profits and opens more stores. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 15:44:32 GMT)

Cash Now (CHNW) Announces The Launch Of Its New Web Site and 2 Additional Revenue Streams Models
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com today announced the launch of its new corporate web site. The new site integrates all the features, goods and services offered by the company in an easy to navigate tab system. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 16:37:00 GMT)

Crime Stoppers: Robbery At America Cash Advance
This week’s Crime Stoppers feature is an armed robbery of the Advanced America Cash Advance at 4707 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank. On Aug. 29 at approximately 1:30 p.m. two black male suspects entered the store armed with hand guns and told the clerk if he pushed the panic button they would shoot him. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 19:39:47 GMT)

Peer-to-Peer Lending Makes Waves
There's a disruptive force in the world of banking, in which individuals borrow money from regular people rather than go to a bank. It's called peer-to-peer lending. Think of it as an eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY - News) for borrowers and lenders. Just as eBay matches up buyers and sellers, websites such as Zopa.com match up borrowers with people willing to lend them money. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 20:12:07 GMT)

Dow Ends Up 20 As It Nears 12,000
Wall Street extended its record-setting advance Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average within a whisper of 12,000 as investors grew more optimistic that corporate profits will remain robust amid a slowing economy. The blue chip index came... (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 21:33:04 GMT)

Wall Street rises, Dow nears 12,000
Wall Street extended its record-setting advance Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average within a whisper of 12,000 as investors grew more optimistic that corporate profits will remain robust amid a slowing economy. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 21:48:57 GMT)

Dow ends up 20 as it nears 12,000
Wall Street extended its record-setting advance Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average within a whisper of 12,000 as investors grew more optimistic that corporate profits will remain robust amid a slowing economy. (Mon, 16 Oct 2006 22:49:40 GMT)

Dow Average Rises Tantalizingly Close to 12,000 Mark
Investors grew more optimistic that corporate profits would remain robust amid a slowing economy. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 00:20:39 GMT)

Effort to halt spread of payday loan stores fails
A 4-3 vote by the City Council at Monday's meeting defeated an ordinance, championed for weeks by Vice Mayor Claudia Walters, which would have prohibited the high-interest loan operations from building within 1,200 of one another. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 04:33:39 GMT)

Dow teases 12,000 as stocks advance
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street extended its record-setting advance yesterday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average within a whisper of 12,000 as investors grew more optimistic that corporate profits will remain robust in a slowing economy. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 05:36:05 GMT)

NHRA News: Nitto NHRA Sport Compact World Finals advance package
NITTO NHRA SPORT COMPACT WORLD FINALS WHAT: Sixth Annual Nitto NHRA Sport Compact World Finals, the final of 11 events in the $2.5 million NHRA Xplôd Sport Compact Racing Series. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 06:25:42 GMT)

Stocks keep up ascent as Dow gets near 12,000
Wall Street extended its record-setting advance yesterday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average within a whisper of 12,000 as investors grew more optimistic that corporate profits will remain robust amid a slowing economy. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 07:19:15 GMT)

See a movie, ditch the cash
Frequent increases in ticket prices and concession goodies cause many students to smuggle their Junior Mints and generic-brand sodas into movie theaters. An overpriced ticket, small soda and a bag of buttery popcorn quickly adds up. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 08:25:19 GMT)

Mesa Rejects Restrictions On Payday Loan Stores
MESA, Ariz. -- The Mesa City Council voted down a measure Monday that would have prohibited payday loan stores from locating within roughly a quarter mile of an existing loan store. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:50:21 GMT)

Council says loan stores can operate in Mesa without restrictions
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- The Mesa City Council has decided that payday loan stores will continue to operate in the city without restrictions. The council gave a thumbs-down to an ordinance that would have prohibited the lending businesses from sitting within roughly a quarter mile of an existing store. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:40:19 GMT)

Genzyme makes $580 million bid for AnorMED
Genzyme Corp. agreed Tuesday to buy AnorMED Inc., a pharmaceutical development company, in an all-cash transaction worth $13.50 per share or $580 million. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:07:44 GMT)

Mesa spurns payday store rules
Payday loan stores will continue to operate without restrictions in Mesa, drawing fire from critics who say the lending businesses prey on the poor and minorities in desperate financial situations. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 18:32:33 GMT)

Genzyme Buys AnorMED for $580M
Canadian firm Genzyme said Tuesday it would acquire AnorMED in an all-cash deal valued at $580 million, or $13.50 per share. The purchase gives Genzyme the investigational biotech drug MOZOBIL, a product being developed for use in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. (Tue, 17 Oct 2006 22:23:15 GMT)

Law caps interest on 'payday advances' to servicemembers
Consumer loans to servicemembers will be limited to 36% annual interest next year under a law President Bush signed Tuesday that is aimed at store-front lenders clustered around military bases. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 02:03:47 GMT)

Defense bill includes payday loan limitations
WASHINGTON — With a long list of caveats, President Bush signed a bill Tuesday authorizing $532.8 billion in defense spending, including a 2.2 percent pay raise for members of the military. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 04:12:48 GMT)

Junior curlers eye cash
Thirty-two of the best junior curling teams in Ontario competed for over $10,000 in cash prizes in the City of Brampton Kiwanis Junior Cashspiel. There were five teams from Brampton and two from Burlington. Seven Oakville men and eight Oakville women also competed. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 04:16:06 GMT)

Australian Media Stocks Advance on Takeovers; Gold Shares Fall
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Australian media stocks rose on speculation takeovers in the industry will increase after the government relaxed media ownership laws today. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 05:29:40 GMT)

Interest capped on military payday advances
Consumer loans to service members will be limited to 36 percent annual interest next year under a law President Bush signed Tuesday that is aimed at storefront lenders clustered around military bases. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 07:10:21 GMT)

Act Corp. complies with DCF deadline
The area's main mental health provider met its deadline to provide cash-flow information to the state Department of Children & Families. But whether its response is sufficient for DCF to continue its contract with Act Corp. remains unsettled. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 07:54:01 GMT)

(AFX UK Focus) 2006-10-18 10:26 GMT: London shares advance midmorning; Man Group soars on demerger talk, Rio Tinto up
LONDON (AFX) - Leading UK shares were firmer in midmorning trade, with Man Group soaring to leading position on talk it plans to demerge its Man Financial unit, while Rio Tinto climbed following a solid third quarter production update, dealers said. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:55:10 GMT)

Sergeant hopes limit on payday loans will protect soldiers
Limiting high-priced payday loans offered around military bases would help some of the 28,000 soldiers stationed at Fort Campbell, especially younger enlistees living on their own for the first time, an Army sergeant said Tuesday. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:26:15 GMT)

First Cash Reports Third Quarter Earnings of $0.25; Up 32% Over Prior Year
ARLINGTON, Texas----First Cash Financial Services, Inc. today announced record-setting third quarter revenues, net income and earnings per share for the three months ended September 30, 2006. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Payday loans tide you over, but at an enormous cost
| We owe a lot to the brave men and women who choose to serve in our country's armed forces. And now I'm hoping that one recent measure passed specifically to assist military personnel will serve as a template for all consumers. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:34:59 GMT)

Cash Now (CHNW) Announces The Purchase And The Launch Of The Loan Consultant.Com Site
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com today announced the launch of it's www.loanconsultant.com site. The www.loanconsultant.com site is being marketed to business minded people and entrepreneurs in the mortgage and finance industry who wish to utilize the backoffice developed by the company. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:06:00 GMT)

Bob Geiger: Ohio Senate: DeWine's Imaginary Cash Advantage Over Brown
It sometimes seems an unalterable truism in the American political system that, unless a Democrat happens to have been born into an incredibly wealthy family, his or her Republican opponent will always have more cash in the bank with which to wage a scorched-earth smear campaign to victory. Similar to how much better women often have to be in the workplace to keep pace with a less-qualified (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:20:29 GMT)

State's only payday lender leaves the area
The only payday lender in West Virginia has left the state. First American Cash Advance pulled out of West Virginia sometime in July, Deputy Attorney General Jill Miles said today. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:27:57 GMT)

Cash Systems Announces Partnership With TSYS Acquiring Solutions
LAS VEGAS----Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, announced today a processing services partnership with TSYS Acquiring Solutions, a wholly owned TSYS® subsidiary, which will allow the Company to begin processing it own credit card transactions. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:00:00 GMT)

Cash Systems in Partnership With TSYS
Cash Systems Inc., which provides cash advance systems such as ATM machines to the gaming and retail industry, said Wednesday that it entered a partnership with TSYS Acquiring Solutions, a unit of Total System Services Inc., that will allow it to process its own credit card transactions. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:22:25 GMT)

Detectives Investigate String Of Robberies
Detectives are asking for help solving a string of robberies at cash advance businesses, KPRC Local 2 reported. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 15:56:48 GMT)

Capps, McCarthy far out-raising opponents
WASHINGTON – Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, is running miles ahead of Republican challenger Victor Tognazzini of Santa Maria in the race for campaign cash in advance of the Nov. 7 general election for the 23rd congressional district. (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:11:00 GMT)

Reader inquiry: Payday loan on Internet?
Have you gotten a payday loan on the Internet? We're looking for readers who will share their experience with this fast-growing new form of financial aid. Call John Reinan at 612-673-7402 or e-mail [email protected] . (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:37:41 GMT)

Advance America Schedules Third Quarter Conference Call
Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. will release third quarter of 2006 financial results on Wednesday afternoon October 25, 2006 after the stock market closes. The company will discuss the results on a conference call Thursday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. . (Wed, 18 Oct 2006 20:15:00 GMT)

Payday loans discussed in forum Sunday at UMC
A panel discussion Sunday will offer information about the payday loan industry. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 07:18:56 GMT)

Loan Max settles 3 suits out of court
The plaintiffs alleged that the car title lender didn't disclose some terms of the financing adequately. Three lawsuits that Virginia plaintiffs filed against car title lender Loan Max won't go to trial - they were settled under secret terms. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:01:41 GMT)

Credit union offers payday loans
Average payday lenders seem to be constantly linked to debt, which the UI Community Credit Union is aiming to avoid through a new version of quick cash. The credit union is now offering a Payday Alternative Loan, which is a loan for as much as $500, said Steve Quigley, the senior vice president of retail sales for the facility. Although the loan could seem as though it would bury customers in (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:51:17 GMT)

Casey, Credit Unions Offer Better Choice Alternative to Predatory Payday Loans
Pennsylvania families who need small, short-term loans now have a Better Choice alternative to predatory payday lenders, thanks to an innovative program developed by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association in partnership with State Treasurer Robert P. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 15:25:00 GMT)

Cash Now (CHNW.PK) Announces The Implementation Of Check21 Into Its Software E5 System
Cash Now Corporation , www.cashnow.com, today announced the completion and development of "Check 21" into its Payday Express E5 System. The launch date has been set for December 18, 2006. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 15:57:00 GMT)

The Dow Has Its First Close Above 12,000
The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, contending with fresh data that pointed to a weakening economy, managed to hold on to a slim advance. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 20:20:48 GMT)

Alternative to payday loans offered in Pa.
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association said Thursday it will join the state Treasury Department in offering an alternative to payday loans called Credit Union Better Choice. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:13:18 GMT)

Dow Jones Industrials close above 12,000 on a weak advance
NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, contending with fresh data that suggets a weakening economy, managed to hold on to a slim advance. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:13:29 GMT)

The Dow scores first close above 12,000
The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, showing its growing confidence despite new evidence of a weakening economy, managed to hold on to a slim advance. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 21:19:01 GMT)

The Dow makes 1st close above 12,000
The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, undaunted despite evidence of a weaker economy, held fast to a slim advance. (Thu, 19 Oct 2006 22:16:52 GMT)

Armed Robbery Arrest
Canton police have an armed robbery suspect in custody. They say Raja Dawn Tedder robbed the Dollar Cash Advance on East Peace Street Monday morning, around 10:15. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 02:57:53 GMT)

Dow gains 19, reaches 12,000 milestone
The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, undaunted despite evidence of a weaker economy, held fast to a slim advance. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 03:33:16 GMT)

Business Briefs: 10/20/06
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association has launched a short-term consumer loan program intended as a lower-cost alternative to high-cost payday loans. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 04:18:44 GMT)

Dow Jones Industrials close above 12,000 on a weak advance
NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, contending with fresh data that suggets a weakening economy, managed to hold on to a slim advance. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 05:28:44 GMT)

Dow gains 19, reaches 12,000 milestone
The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, undaunted despite evidence of a weaker economy, held fast to a slim advance. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 06:46:34 GMT)

Teen charged in store robbery
Canton police have charged 18-year-old Raja Dawn Tedder with robbing the Dollar Cash Advance of slightly more than $700 on Monday morning. She was arrested Wednesday about 6:30 p.m. on Cisne Street during a routine traffic stop, Police Chief Robert Winn said. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:10:29 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain; Google and Caterpillar Advance
Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose on speculation earnings growth will fuel a rally in markets after the Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday closed above 12,000 for the first time. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 10:16:29 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain; Google and Caterpillar Advance
Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose on speculation earnings growth will fuel a rally in markets after the Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday closed above 12,000 for the first time. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 11:31:42 GMT)

Cash Now (CHNW) Executes Agreement In Principle To Acquire An ATM Network Enterprise And A Factoring Company
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com today announced that it has executed an agreement in principle to acquire an ATM enterprise business and a factoring company for an undisclosed sum in cash and stock. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Advance America Gives $50,000 To United Way To Fund Financial Literacy Programs
Advance America Cash Advance Centers , the nation's largest provider of short-term, unsecured loans, today awarded a $50,000 Advance America Financial Literacy Grant to United Way of the Piedmont to support financial literacy efforts in Spartanburg and Union counties. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 18:00:00 GMT)

Cash Now (CHNW) Exploring Acquisition Viability Of A 3rd party payment processor's assets.
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com late this afternoon, after the markets closed, announced that it is exploring the viability and sustainability of acquiring a 3rd party payment processor assets. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 20:00:00 GMT)

How To Fight A Rising Property Tax
The housing boom of the past few years may have left you feeling wealthier. But you might have less cash to spend as a result of rising property taxes. (Fri, 20 Oct 2006 23:00:00 GMT)

Loan-interest lawsuit could define illegal usury in Utah
A lawsuit challenging a business' right to charge 400 percent interest on an overdue loan could lead to court-imposed caps on interest rates, late fees and other penalties charged by private lenders and eventually define illegal usury in Utah. The suit, filed Friday in 3rd District Court, was brought by Salt Lake County businessman David Helm, who says he borrowed $170,000 that was due on (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 05:39:48 GMT)

Pa. credit unions roll out friendlier payday loans
HARRISBURG, Pa. - In an effort to provide an alternative to payday loans, Pennsylvania state officials and credit unions said Friday they have developed a short-term loan program with enough safeguards to keep borrowers out of mounting debt. (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 06:08:40 GMT)

LET'S GO: Johnny Cash Musical Tribute tonight
Send us your go, do and see event: Are you, your group, community or village planning a fun activity the public can attend? We’d like to let our readers know about your plans. (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 12:42:25 GMT)

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE SHOW TONIGHT IN MORROW COUNTY
Johnny Cash Musical Tribute: by Cash’s brother, Tommy Cash, and the Cash Crew Band. Also appearing at this Morrow County Sheriff’s Special Unit fund-raiser are Moore and Moore. 3 shows, 3 p.m. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Highland High School, Ohio 314 and Ohio 229. (Sat, 21 Oct 2006 15:13:37 GMT)

Crest, KM volleyball teams advance in playoffs
Three Cleveland County High School volleyball teams plunged into the the state playoffs Saturday at their home gyms. Crest and Kings Mountain moved on while Shelby lost a five-game match. (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 03:48:44 GMT)

Legion Bantams advance to semifinals
MARQUETTE — Just when the Marquette American Legion Bantam AA Sentinels thought their weekend was over at Lakeview Arena in Marquette, a little luck floated their way. (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 04:17:31 GMT)

Payday loans rise online -- and so does debt
People who need quick cash don't have to trek to a payday-loan store anymore. They can just choose from hundreds of companies that deliver instant money over the Internet. With names like MyCashNow. com and PayDayOK.com, Web-based lenders are promising fast help for financial emergencies. But credit counselors say the Internet operators, a new part of a $25 billion lending marketplace, are also (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 05:16:30 GMT)

Dow reaches first close above 12,000
NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, undaunted despite evidence of a weaker economy, held fast to a slim advance. (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 06:37:43 GMT)

PLS Payday Loan Store Donates $18,000 to Schools in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Mississippi and Wisconsin
PLS Payday Loan Store locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Mississippi, and Wisconsin donated a total of $18,000 to community schools. The donations were part of a Back to School promotion, in which customers nominated local schools to receive $200 donations. (PRWeb Oct 22, 2006) (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 07:16:46 GMT)

PLS Payday Loan Store Donates $3,000 to Chicago Area Schools and Donates $18,000 Nationally during Back to School
PLS Payday Loan Store donated $3,000 to schools in Chicago and suburban Cook County in September and October. Overall, PLS Payday Loan Store donated $5,000 to schools across Illinois, and $18,000 to schools around the U.S. (PRWeb Oct 22, 2006) (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 07:16:58 GMT)

Terms to know
Below is a glossary of terms associated with reverse mortgages. Annuity: A monthly cash advance for life from an insurance company. Credit line: A credit account that permits a borrower to control the timing and amount of the loan advances; also known as a "line of credit." (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 08:08:08 GMT)

Ex-Enron CEO Skilling faces sentencing
Ken Lay's death wiped away his convictions. Andrew Fastow got a reduced six-year sentence. That leaves former CEO Jeffrey Skilling as the sole top Enron Corp. executive who could be given at least 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Monday for helping orchestrate the biggest corporate scandal in U.S. history. (Sun, 22 Oct 2006 22:18:13 GMT)

Burden of Enron's collapse on Skilling as sentencing approaches
Ken Lay's death wiped away his convictions. Andrew Fastow got a reduced six-year sentence. That leaves former CEO Jeffrey Skilling as the sole top Enron executive who could be given at least 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Monday for helping orchestrate the biggest corporate scandal in U.S. history. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 02:02:04 GMT)

Tigers ride Lolich to '68 title
On the entrance ramps to Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis last Wednesday afternoon, Dixieland bands were playing Tiger Rag and Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis. Nearly half of the sellout crowd of 54,692 seemed to be wearing straw hats with either cotton tigers or cardinals stapled to them, and 20 minutes before game time a small boy seated deep in the right field stands between two Cardinal fans (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 04:30:09 GMT)

Asia: Phone shares lead markets
Telephone stocks are leading Asian markets higher for a second straight quarter as investors take advantage of increasing prosperity in developing countries and seek shelter from a U.S. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 04:42:17 GMT)

Paycheck Advance Loan Centers Could Cause More Pain than Gain
Should it be legal to charge 400-percent interest and fees on a simple loan? It's happening to hundreds of people, everyday right here in Tucson. Paycheck advance loan centers are popping up all over Tucson, stressing quick cash with few consequences. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 05:02:21 GMT)

Payday loans not just bad for the military
We owe a lot to the brave men and women who choose to serve in our country's armed forces. And now I'm hoping that one recent measure passed specifically to assist military personnel will serve as a template for all consumers. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 07:26:37 GMT)

State's profit from road signs tops guarantee
DOTʼs contract award was disputed, but agency gets extra cash this year (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:15:30 GMT)

Cash America International, Inc. Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call
FORT WORTH, Texas----Cash America International, Inc. , a provider of specialty financial services to individuals, will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss Third Quarter 2006 results on Thursday, October 26, 2006, at 4:45 p.m. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 11:00:00 GMT)

Preliminary Third Quarter 2006 Results Announced to Advance Completion of Emergence-Related Financing
In support of planned financing activities associated with its expected emergence from asbestos-related Chapter 11 at the end of this month, Owens Corning today announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter of 2006. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:02:00 GMT)

IBM, After Selling Federal Business, Returns in a Big Way
Even as a low-level systems engineer at the FBI in her first assignment with IBM, Anne K. Altman felt she was fulfilling a higher purpose. She thought that her work with computers was helping her country, making it a bit easier for law enforcement agents to solve their cases. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 12:57:53 GMT)

Watch out for ballooning credit-card fees
Americans are drowning in credit card debt - over $5,000 on average. And credit card companies aren't helping the situation. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 16:25:25 GMT)

Cash Now (CHNW) Signs A Memo Of Understanding (MOU) To Acquire A Customer Service Call Centre
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com today announced that it has executed an MOU to acquire a customer service call centre to service its inbound payday loan and software license sales inquiries. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 16:30:00 GMT)

CHNW: Signs A MOU to Acquire a Customer Service Call Centre
Cash Now Corporation (CHNWK) announced that it has executed an MOU to acquire a customer service call centre to service its inbound payday loan and software license sales inquiries. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:05:47 GMT)

Whig.com
Dog lovers turned out in record numbers and turned in a record amount of cash. The 12th annual Mutt Strut fundraiser Oct. 14 at South Park raised $23,500 for the Quincy Humane Society, thanks to 300 walkers. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:37:40 GMT)

Michael Howard questioned in cash-for-honours probe
Michael Howard tonight revealed he had been interviewed by police investigating the cash-for-honours affair. The former Conservative leader said he had "agreed" to be interviewed and had not been arrested or questioned under caution.... (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 19:16:25 GMT)

Cash-hit clouters' trip imperiled
A total of 229 athletes, 94 team officials, 10 medical personnel, 15 administrative staff and three chef de mission officers make up the 351-man Team Philippines leaving for Doha, Qatar on different days to compete in the 15th Asian Games. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 19:16:46 GMT)

Davis + Henderson Income Fund Reports Growth in Revenue and Cash Flow in Third Quarter; Announces Intention to Increase
Davis + Henderson achieved year-over-year growth in sales and cash flow for the three and nine-months ended September 30, 2006 due to both the inclusion of newly-acquired Filogix as well as solid organic growth. (Mon, 23 Oct 2006 21:00:00 GMT)

Fording Canadian Coal Trust - 2006 third quarter earnings results
Fording Canadian Coal Trust today announced its third quarter 2006 results. Cash available for distribution for the quarter was $123 million compared with $253 million for the third quarter of 2005. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 00:42:00 GMT)

CAMPAIGN FINANCESSanford tops his own fundraising record
Gov. Mark Sanford’s re-election campaign is closing in on the $8 million mark in fundraising, with nearly $3 million on hand in advance of the Nov. 7 general election. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 04:24:02 GMT)

American E-Idol
Online talent showcases hit the big time, with major record company deals and huge cash prizes (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 06:08:11 GMT)

Volvo Profit Rises 34% as Emissions Rules Spur Sales (Update2)
Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Volvo AB, Europe's second-largest truckmaker, said third-quarter profit rose 34 percent as sales gained in advance of new European Union and U.S. pollution rules making vehicles more costly. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 06:12:16 GMT)

Blair's chief of staff 'questioned in cash for peerages probe'
Downing Street put up a wall of silence today in the face of strong rumours that the Prime Minister's right hand man has been quizzed by police. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:02:31 GMT)

Blair's chief of staff 'questioned in cash for peerages probe'
Downing Street put up a wall of silence today in the face of strong rumours that the Prime Minister's right hand man has been quizzed by police. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 09:02:31 GMT)

The time of your life?
As the stage version of Dirty Dancing opens in London with huge advance ticket sales, what makes this 1987 Hollywood "chick flick" such an unlikely classic? (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:35:00 GMT)

The time of your life?
Since its release in 1987, Dirty Dancing has become a slow-burning Hollywood classic for those who like their romance danced out. As it opens on London's West End stage, with advance ticket sales nudging a quarter of a million, what's its enduring appeal? (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 11:38:28 GMT)

Saguisag did ‘sloppy work’ on cash advance accusation
ILOCOS SUR Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson said lawyer Rene Saguisag did “sloppy work” when the latter accused him of failing to liquidate millions of pesos in cash advances he made on behalf of the provincial government. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 15:56:40 GMT)

Blair's chief of staff 'questioned in cash for peerages probe'
Downing Street put up a wall of silence today in the face of strong rumours that the Prime Minister's right hand man has been quizzed by police. Jonathan Powell is believed by Westminster sources to have been interviewed under caution (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 15:56:49 GMT)

Cash Now Corporation (CHNW) Requests "NOBO" List to Determine Shares Outstanding
Cash Now Corporation , www.cashnow.com, , a public company engaged in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of customized payday loan and check cashing software and systems, internet based payday loans, and other sub prime financial utility tools, today announced that it has requested a NOBO report. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 16:05:00 GMT)

Cash Now (CHNW) Announces A New Quicker Loan Funding Process
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com , Cash Now, a public company engaged in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of customized payday loan and check cashing software and systems, internet based payday loans, and other sub prime financial utility tools, today announced that it will launch a "FAXLESS PAYDAY LOAN PROCESS" for the consumers before the launch of the official (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 20:00:00 GMT)

CHNW: Announces A New Quicker Loan Funding Process
Cash Now Corporation (CHNW) announced that it will launch a "FAXLESS PAYDAY LOAN PROCESS" for the consumers before the launch of the official Christmas holiday shopping season. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 21:05:08 GMT)

Get Your Hands on No-Loan Business Cash
If you’ve never heard of factoring, here’s what you need to know to take advantage of a hidden asset. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 22:46:50 GMT)

Payday loans not just bad for the military
We owe a lot to the brave men and women who choose to serve in our country's armed forces. And now I'm hoping that one recent measure passed specifically to assist military personnel will serve as a template for all consumers. (Tue, 24 Oct 2006 23:43:25 GMT)

Campbell County Planners Say No to Founders College
By Sarah Watson, The News & Advance, Lynchburg, Va. Oct. 24--Plans for another college in the Lynchburg area hit a roadblock Monday when the Campbell County Planning Commission voted unanimously against a sweeping proposal for a campus in Lynch Station. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 01:14:17 GMT)

Credit union to offer cheaper alternative to payday loans
MariSol Federal Credit Union has decided to offer 18 percent loans to compete with the 460 percent interest rates offered by payday loan stores. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 01:30:38 GMT)

KM volleyball, Shelby tennis advance in state playoffs
What’s next: The Mountaineers (20-3) face either Foard or North Buncombe Thursday at home in the third round. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 05:18:39 GMT)

Loan business robbed
MISSION | Police are investigating the robbery of the Check Into Cash at 5915 Johnson Drive. About 5:45 p.m. Monday a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the payday loan business, forced the clerk to the floor and displayed a gun. He then locked the front door, stole cash and fled out the back door. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 07:28:05 GMT)

News across the metro
The Gladstone City Council has placed a moratorium on issuing business and occupation licenses to payday, title and signature loan businesses. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 07:28:44 GMT)

Audits criticize Miller's running of tax office
NASSAU COUNTY - Two audits of past practices at the Nassau County Tax Collector's Office reveal an office that used index cards for records and cigar boxes for cash boxes as well as questionable practices such as borrowing tax revenues to temporarily fund office operations and failing to collect delinquent tangible personal property taxes. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 10:24:04 GMT)

The Dow Jones Industrials Reach Their First Close Above 12,000
NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average scored its first close above 12,000 Thursday as Wall Street, undaunted despite evidence of a weaker economy, held fast to a slim advance. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 10:39:26 GMT)

Cash Now Corporation (CHNW.PK) Announces CEO Kevin Price Trip to Australia
Cash Now Corporation www.cashnow.com a public company engaged in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of customized payday loan and check cashing software and systems, internet based payday loans, and other sub prime financial utility tools, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer Kevin Price will begin a three-week trip to Australia and South East Asia early next week, (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 12:00:00 GMT)

Weiss Research Analyst Mike Larson Cautions Investors That Real Estate Downturns Are Drawn Out Affairs, Not Short
In advance of this week's new home sales figures, new home builders are trying to stimulate sales at the expense of profit margins with a "GM-like strategy" -- throwing cash on the hood to move inventory, according to Mike Larson, a MoneyandMarkets.com real estate specialist. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 12:12:00 GMT)

Two county teams advance
What’s next: The Mountaineers (20-3) face either Foard or North Buncombe Thursday at home in the third round. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 15:48:52 GMT)

Does this man look familiar?
Detectives investigating robberies at a couple of Winnipeg payday loan outlets are very interested in talking to the man pictured here. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 17:18:29 GMT)

Cash Now expected to buy ATM network
Business Credit Management: Cash Now Corp., a payday-loan and check-cashing license provider, announced that it expects to acquire an unnamed ATM business, as well as a factoring company, both for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 17:46:24 GMT)

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2006 Revenue and Cash Flow Results
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals announced today that revenues, including revenues from PhosLo® which will be reported as discontinued operations beginning in the third quarter of 2006, were $26.4 million for the third quarter of 2006 compared to $30.5 million in the third quarter of 2005. (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 20:06:00 GMT)

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2006 Revenue and Cash Flow Results
BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nabi Biopharmaceuticals ( Nachrichten ) announced today that revenues, including revenues from PhosLo(R) (calcium acetate) which will be reported as discontinued operations beginning in the third quarter of 2006, were $26.4 million for the third quarter of 2006 compared to $30.5 million in the third quarter of 2005. Nabi-HB(R) [Hepatitis B (Wed, 25 Oct 2006 20:16:56 GMT)

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