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Poland Lures Stock Listings as Pension Demand Lifts Share Price
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Poland is evolving into Eastern Europe's dominant equity market as companies across the region list on the Warsaw Stock Exchange to draw in cash from pension funds and benefit from surging share prices. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 01:13:49 GMT)

Indian rate swaps climb as funds get tighter
MUMBAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - India's 5-year rate swaps linked to overnight rates rose to 4-month high on Tuesday as traders grappled with falling cash surpluses while banks rushed to cover reserve positions ahead of huge outflows. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 08:56:08 GMT)

Wichita legislator to introduce bill capping payday loan interest
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – When state lawmakers in North Carolina capped the amount of interest payday loan companies could charge for short-term loans, the industry went bust in that state. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:01:23 GMT)

Eagle Materials Leads the Construction Raw Materials Industry
Erik Dellith submits: With a return of nearly 7 percent since the start of the fourth quarter, the Reuters Select Industry Leaders screen has outperformed the other Reuters Select stock screens and the 3 percent gain in the S&P 500 index and the 4 percent advance in the NASDAQ. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 10:14:38 GMT)

Heating oil discounters count on government advance
AT LEAST some discount oil distributors are giving credit where they think it is due. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 10:40:05 GMT)

Poland Lures IPOs as Pension Funds Lift Share Prices (Update2)
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Poland is evolving into Eastern Europe's dominant equity market as companies across the region list on the Warsaw Stock Exchange to draw in cash from pension funds and benefit from surging share prices. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 11:09:38 GMT)

European Retail Stocks, Ahold Advance; BP, Energy Shares Slide
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- European retail stocks, the second- worst performers in the past month, gained on speculation the Christmas shopping season will be better than analysts forecast. Royal Ahold NV and Tesco Plc led the advance. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 11:10:01 GMT)

European Retail Stocks, Ahold Advance; BP, Energy Shares Slide
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- European energy retail stocks, the second-worst performers in the past month, gained on speculation the Christmas shopping season will be better than analysts forecast. Royal Ahold NV and Tesco Plc led the advance. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 11:54:47 GMT)

European Retail Stocks, Ahold Advance; BP, Energy Shares Slide
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- European retail stocks, the second- worst performers in the past month, gained on speculation the Christmas shopping season will be better than analysts forecast. Royal Ahold NV and Tesco Plc led the advance. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 13:54:57 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Ahold, Tesco on Sales Outlook
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose, pushed higher by Royal Ahold NV and Tesco Plc, on speculation the Christmas shopping season will be better than analysts forecast. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:54:52 GMT)

First Cash Announces Opening of Auto Master Dealerships in Little Rock and Oklahoma City
ARLINGTON, Texas----First Cash Financial Services, Inc. today announced the opening of two Auto Master automotive dealerships, one located in North Little Rock and the other in Oklahoma City. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 16:53:00 GMT)

European Stocks Advance, Led by Ahold, Tesco; UBS, Banks Gain
Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks advanced for a seventh day, extending a year-end rally, on speculation retailers will avoid a Christmas shopping slump and investors bet on improved earnings prospects at banks. (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 17:24:56 GMT)

First Cash Announces Opening of Auto Master Dealerships in Little Rock and Oklahoma City
ARLINGTON, Texas--First Cash Financial Services, Inc. today announced the opening of two Auto Master automotive dealerships, one located in North Little Rock and the other in Oklahoma City. The new dealerships represent the first opened by Auto Master since First Cash acquired the buy-here/pay-here automotive retailer in August and brings to 10 the total number of Auto Master locations in its ... (Tue, 12 Dec 2006 18:37:55 GMT)

Thief jumped counter to grab cash
DENVER - Police are trying to find a man who robbed a check cashing store in the Montbello/Green Valley Ranch area last month. (Wed, 13 Dec 2006 01:31:30 GMT)

News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 13, 2006
Man arrested in Doublegate Court murder; shooting at Hill liquor store; Aiken cash advance business robbed; Aiken County school board passes bullying policy; Augusta fills EEO director position; more. (Wed, 13 Dec 2006 16:11:07 GMT)

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ICICI Bank hikes lending, deposit rates After the recent hike in cash reserve ratio, ICICI Bank is the first to kick off a hike in lending rates by almost 50 basis points. The benchmark advance rate has been revised to 13.75 per cent per annum payable monthly against the present rate ... (Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:44:22 GMT)

ICICI Bank hikes lending, deposit rates
After the recent hike in cash reserve ratio, ICICI Bank is the first to kick off a hike in lending rates by almost 50 basis points. The benchmark advance rate has been revised to 13.75 per cent per annum payable monthly against the present rate of 13.25 per cent, effective December 18. (Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:47:24 GMT)

Officials working on rules for loan interest rate cap
As Defense officials begin their work on regulations to implement a federal law that caps interest rates at 36 percent on small consumer loans to military members, they are tackling some big questions. (Wed, 13 Dec 2006 19:49:52 GMT)

Payday loan association welcomes move to regulate lending in Canada
The Canadian Payday Loan Association (CPLA) today credited the federal government for moving swiftly to allow provinces the authority to regulate the payday loan industry. (Wed, 13 Dec 2006 21:49:43 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on Retail-Sales Growth, Higher Oil Prices
Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The Standard & Poor's 500 Index approached a six-year high as retailers rallied on the first sales increase since July and energy producers benefited from rising oil prices. (Wed, 13 Dec 2006 22:50:27 GMT)

50 mpg in a SUV?
Hyundai's mid-size Sante Fe CRDi Turbo-Diesel can get up to 50 mpg. Too bad it’s not available in the U.S. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 02:27:55 GMT)

Huntington ISD Crimestoppers program is alive and well
Q: We were just told that Huntington ISD has a Crimestoppers program active in the school system. Some students that we've talked to didn't seem to be aware of this. Supposedly it's been in existence for a while, and cash rewards have been given. We're wondering if you can find out more for us. And how does this program get its funding? Sounds like a great program and the word should be spread. ... (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 05:14:46 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Rise, led by Xstrata, BHP; HBOS Climbs on Forecast
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks climbed a second day, led by Xstrata Plc after Morgan Stanley raised its share price estimate for the world's fourth-biggest mining company. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group paced the advance. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 09:32:43 GMT)

London midmorning: Miners lifts Footsie
The mining sector continued to lend support to London's blue chips through the morning, although broker downgrades limited the advance. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 11:05:08 GMT)

Officials working on rules for loan interest rate cap
As Defense officials begin their work on regulations to implement a federal law that caps interest rates at 36 percent on small consumer loans to military members, they are tackling some big questions. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 13:21:27 GMT)

European Stocks Rise to Six-Year High; HBOS, Nestle Advance
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rose to the highest in six years, led by HBOS Plc and Nestle SA, as earnings improved and takeovers increased. HBOS climbed the most in two months after Britain's biggest mortgage lender said 2006 profit will beat analysts' estimates. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 14:00:16 GMT)

Armed men rob bank on Springs Road
A pair of armed men made off with an unspecified amount of cash from Advance America on Tuesday. Sgt. Herman Robinson said. A second suspect, who also had a gun, came around the counter and took the money from all the cash drawers. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 14:49:24 GMT)

European Stocks Rise to Six-Year High; HBOS, Nestle Advance
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks advanced to the highest in six years, led by HBOS Plc and Nestle SA, as earnings improved and takeovers increased. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:09:47 GMT)

Kaine Pushes Bonds To Cut Bay Pollution
RICHMOND, Dec. 13 -- Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) said Wednesday that he wants to borrow $250 million to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, a proposal that immediately became entangled in a dispute over transportation funding that is heating up before the General Assembly returns next month. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 15:36:27 GMT)

Global Cash Access Signs Multi-Year Agreement with One of World's Largest Resort Casinos
LAS VEGAS----One of the world's largest resort casinos will continue using Global Cash Access, Inc. products and services for multiple years as part of a contract extension Foxwoods Resort Casino recently signed with GCA. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 16:00:00 GMT)

European Stocks Rally to Six-Year High; HBOS, Nestle Advance
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rallied to the highest in six years, led by HBOS Plc and Nestle SA, as earnings improved and takeovers increased. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 17:24:47 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance, Led by Xstrata; Irish ISEQ Rises to Record
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks climbed a second day, led by Xstrata Plc after Morgan Stanley raised its share-price estimate for the world's fourth-biggest mining company. BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group paced the advance. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 17:47:43 GMT)

2006 New Years Eve! at the Orangeville Fairgrounds Facility 8 p.m. 1 a.m. DJ/Buffet
2006 New Year’s Eve! at the Orangeville Fairgrounds Facility 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. DJ/Buffet Complimentary Sparkling wine toast at Midnight! $20.00 advance – per person – $25.00 at the door Cash Bar SPONSOREDBYTHE ORANGEVILLEAGRICULTURALSOCIETY Tickets: 519-942-9597 or 519-941-8969 (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 17:55:30 GMT)

Short Takes
Last year, 94 people died on the streets in King County — 12 more than in 2004. According to a new report from Public Health of Seattle & King County, most died of acute intoxication (30, an increase from 20 in 2004) or trauma such as accident, suicide or homicide, all of which were up last year. (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 20:24:04 GMT)

Comparisons Show Payday Advance Industry Profit Margins 'Modest' Compared To Fortune 500 Group
Allan Jones, Chairman and CEO of Check Into Cash, Inc., one of the largest privately held payday advance companies with over 1250 locations nationwide, took issue today with the recent attack on the industry by the Center for Responsible Lending (Thu, 14 Dec 2006 22:11:00 GMT)

Most Affordable Dream Car
Using an unconventional design, and mass-produced parts and engine, design students win an award for the 'most affordable dream car' (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 00:56:36 GMT)

Tightening of liquidity in banking system likely: DCB official
Mumbai, Dec 14: RBI's decision to hike the cash reserve ratio along with advance tax payments would tighten liquidity conditions in the banking system, a senior official of Development Credit Bank (DCB) said here today. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 06:07:59 GMT)

Payday lending still pays
Erika Silver says she sees the impacts of payday lenders. A case manager for Human Solutions, a nonprofit group that works with homeless and very low-income people in east Portland and Gresham, she tells the story of one homeless family that found housing with her agency’s help – only ... (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 08:14:41 GMT)

European Stocks Gain for Tenth Day; Infineon, BAE Pace Advance
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rallied for a 10th day, the longest winning streak since March, as investors bet takeovers and earnings growth will continue to boost markets. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 08:30:36 GMT)

Man charged with theft in use of sons Social Security number to get cash
A North Fond du Lac man accused of using his sons Social Security number to get more than $4,700 in cash advances has been charged with theft. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 10:29:13 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance; Adobe Shares Climb in Europe
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose on speculation earnings growth can sustain equity gains that yesterday lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 11:20:37 GMT)

Kiosk offers 10-in-1 functionality.
In addition to banking with touch-screen functionality, Pinnacle Multi-Functional 10-in-1 kiosk offers instant bill payment and secure international money sending capabilities. Secure payroll check cashing is accomplished with ID scanning as well as photo and fingerprint taking capabilities. Kiosk can also process loan application information, obtaining credit ratings as needed, and provide ... (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:03:30 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Advance as Inflation Concern Recedes
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose after a government report showed consumer prices were unchanged last month, suggesting inflation has cooled enough for the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates and stimulate economic growth. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:39:27 GMT)

QC Holdings Paying First Annual Dividend
QC Holdings Inc., which provides payday loans from more than 600 branches in 25 states, said Thursday it will pay an annual dividend of 10 cents per share. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 15:53:45 GMT)

QC Holdings paying first annual dividend
The company will distribute the new dividend on Feb. 15 to shareholders of record Jan. 31. The company swung to a profit in the third-quarter, helped by rebounding loan volumes in Illinois branches following regulatory changes last year. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 16:04:19 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Rise on Inflation Report; Adobe, Honeywell Advance
Dec. 15 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose after a government report showed consumer prices were unchanged last month, increasing the chances that the Federal Reserve will reduce interest rates next year and sustain economic growth. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 17:54:18 GMT)

Bill would set limits on payday, title loans
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's attorney general is promoting a bill in the next Legislature that would cap the interest rates of title loans and "payday" loans, but an industry official calls the bill nothing more than "sound-bite legislation." (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 18:59:06 GMT)

Fitch Rates Ocwen Advance Receivables Backed Notes, Series 2006-1 'AAA'
NEW YORK----Fitch assigns a rating of 'AAA' to the Ocwen Advance Receivables Backed Notes, Series 2006-1. The Ocwen Advance Receivables Backed Notes, Series 2006-1 consists of $165,000,000 aggregate principal balance of fixed rate Series 2006-1 Notes, due November 2015. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 20:21:00 GMT)

Dow Posts Second Straight Record Close
Wall Street extended its advance after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its second straight record close. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 23:06:15 GMT)

Dow ends up 29 on tame inflation data
Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its second straight record close, and the major indexes closed the week with substantial gains. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 23:28:59 GMT)

Dow Ends Up 29 on Tame Inflation Data
Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 23:28:59 GMT)

Dow Ends Up 29 on Tame Inflation Data
Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. (Fri, 15 Dec 2006 23:28:59 GMT)

- New York Times
Wall Street extended its advance after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 03:56:14 GMT)

Dow ends up 29 on tame inflation data
Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its second straight record close, and the major indexes closed the week with substantial gains. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 04:23:35 GMT)

Kulongoski releases wish list for 2007 Legislature
Gov. Ted Kulongoski proposed a trio of new consumer bills today to protect Oregonians from what critics call “predatory lenders.” The governor wants to close a loophole that enables companies to avoid payday loan regulations adopted by the Legislature at an April special session. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 05:21:20 GMT)

Bill would regulate ‘payday,’ title loans
GREAT FALLS (AP) — Montana’s attorney general is promoting a bill in the next Legislature that would cap the interest rates of title loans and ‘‘payday’’ loans, but an industry official calls the bill nothing more than ‘‘sound-bite legislation.’’ (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:01:37 GMT)

Check-cashing business held up
SHAWNEE | Police were investigating a robbery Friday at a check-cashing business. Capt. Ron Copeland said a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt went into Advance America, at 11958 Shawnee Mission Parkway, around 3 p.m. while a teller had her back turned. He held something to her back, and she assumed it was a gun. The robber forced her to open her cash drawer and lie down. He took money and left. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:09:05 GMT)

Stocks continue on a roll
NEW YORK | Wall Street extended its advance Friday as the Dow Jones industrial average posted its second straight record close and the major indexes closed the week with substantial gains. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 08:23:41 GMT)

Stocks rally as production rises
NEW YORK - Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 12:08:50 GMT)

Wall Street makes gains
NEW YORK — Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 15:04:55 GMT)

Dow Ends Up 29 on Tame Inflation Data
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 16:36:58 GMT)

Cutting the Cost of Doing Business
(ARA) - Small business will always be the backbone of the American economy, but some small business owners may feel left out when it comes to technology. It may seem that each new technological advance really only benefits big companies. (Sat, 16 Dec 2006 21:14:54 GMT)

Dow Ends Up 29 on Tame Inflation Data
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 01:37:58 GMT)

City's fiscal health a matter of debate
Whether the city of Washington is having a financial crisis or a cash flow ripple depends upon whom you ask and how far their political aspirations reach. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 05:12:08 GMT)

Bill targets payday, title loans
GREAT FALLS - Montana's attorney general is promoting a bill in the next Legislature that would cap the interest rates of title loans and "payday" loans, but an industry official calls the bill nothing more than "sound-bite legislation." (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 06:46:30 GMT)

Borrowers have no cash saved
Walk into any payday loan office and you're likely to find that no two customers are the same - there's a mix of races, incomes, education levels and family situations. But one thing many payday loan borrowers have in common is the lack of an emergency fund. And many of those borrowers consider their local payday loan office a handy source of quick emergency cash. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 08:05:06 GMT)

Easy Money: With strings attached
For years, consumer groups have warned Utahns about the dangers of payday loans. Their success at urging legislators and city officials to crack down on an industry that charges an annual percentage rate of 400 percent or more for a quick short-term loan has been limited, though. Until now. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 08:05:15 GMT)

Finding alternatives to payday loans
Many consumers get caught in a ``debt trap'' when they take out a payday loan -- or multiple payday loans -- to make ends meet. Here are some alternatives and tips, provided by the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau, Ohio Department of Commerce and Summit County Office of Consumer Affairs: (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 08:24:34 GMT)

Consumers caught in spiral of payday loans
Our state has just been given another honor -- but this is one we don't want. In a recent report from the Center for Responsible Lending, Ohio is among the top 10 states where consumers are paying the most in fees from payday loans. Nationally, the nonprofit group estimates that consumers pay $4.2 billion in fees to the payday industry every year. In Ohio in 2005, consumers paid nearly $233 ... (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 08:27:06 GMT)

Get Leeds tickets early
Sunderland are advising fans to buy tickets in advance for the Boxing Day game against Leeds United at the Stadium of Light. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 09:14:41 GMT)

Stocks Gain As Inflation Stays Flat
Wall Street extended its advance Friday after reports showed inflation remained tame in November and industrial production rose for the first time in two months amid increased output by automobile makers. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its second straight record close, and the major indexes closed the week with substantial gains. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 09:48:25 GMT)

Check Into Cash moves east Tulsa location
Check Into Cash Inc., a payday advance company, has moved one of its five Tulsa locations. The company has opened an office at 11149 E. 31st Street in Garnett Crossing. It was previously located at 12538 E. 21st St. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 10:39:02 GMT)

Crunch to ease on forex inflows
The pressure on liquidity is likely to ease this week. Even as the outflow towards advance taxes will take time to come back to the system, the market is expecting the government to start spending. (Sun, 17 Dec 2006 18:49:48 GMT)

Japan Tobacco shares fall after Gallaher deal
Shares of Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914.T) halted their recent bull run on Monday, falling more than 4 percent as market participants said the company's plan to buy British cigarette maker Gallaher Group Plc was now factored into the stock price. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 02:09:41 GMT)

Cutting the Cost of Doing Business
(ARA) - Small business will always be the backbone of the American economy, but some small business owners may feel left out when it comes to technology. It may seem that each new technological advance really only benefits big companies. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 02:16:17 GMT)

Search results: payday loan
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Smorgon, OneSteel say seek to advance merger
MELBOURNE, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Australian steel maker Smorgon Steel Group Ltd. and its suitor OneSteel Ltd. said on Monday they had agreed on a new transaction structure aimed at advancing their merger. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 04:43:01 GMT)

Diversions: Coming attractions
'A Show Palace Christmas': Holiday glitz and glamor at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, and 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. some Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 06:13:23 GMT)

Search results: cash advance
Copyright 2006 WWW.NEWSCENTRALASIA.COM. All Rights Reserved. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:43:42 GMT)

Express Scripts Bids for Caremark to Trump CVS Offer (Update5)
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Express Scripts Inc. offered to buy Caremark Rx Inc. for $26 billion to become the biggest U.S. manager of drug benefits and derail a takeover by CVS Corp. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 10:20:27 GMT)

Cutting the Cost of Doing Business
(ARA) - Small business will always be the backbone of the American economy, but some small business owners may feel left out when it comes to technology. It may seem that each new technological advance really only benefits big companies. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 13:31:36 GMT)

BoG helps draft small loans program
HAGATNA, Guam -At the invitation of officers of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Bank of Guam president and board chair Lou Leon Guerrero participated in the formulation of a program to offer affordable small-dollar loan products for consumers and the military. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:08:39 GMT)

Canadian Stocks May Gain on BCE Sale; Income Trusts May Rise
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian stocks may rise after BCE Inc. sold its Telesat Canada Satellite unit for a higher-than-expected price of C$3.25 billion ($2.81 billion). (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:29:59 GMT)

A.J.'s Drive Through robbed in Shelby
SHELBY — A robber held a gun on Theresa King, 24, the attendant on duty at A.J..'s Drive Through, 115 Gamble St., at about 8:50 p.m. Sunday and fled with an unspecified amount of cash. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 14:56:40 GMT)

Pay attention to stocks that get no respect
Home prices are falling, and economists are worried about a possible drop-off in consumer spending. So it's hardly surprising that the stocks of home improvement retailers are particularly depressed. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 16:36:52 GMT)

Who's Your Go Daddy?
To get a sense of how Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons leads his life, just ask for a ride in Mad Max. That's the vehicle he keeps at his office, deep in a nondescript business park amid the sprawl that is Scottsdale, Ariz. Max, as Parsons affectionately calls it, is a customized Jeep Rubicon Unlimited: Quarter-inch armor lining makes brushes with boulders a nonissue. A steel bar on Max's front end ... (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 21:39:45 GMT)

Search results: military payday loan
Copyright 2006 WWW.NEWSCENTRALASIA.COM. All Rights Reserved. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 21:52:44 GMT)

Cutting the Cost of Doing Business
(ARA) - Small business will always be the backbone of the American economy, but some small business owners may feel left out when it comes to technology. It may seem that each new technological advance really only benefits big companies. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 23:05:04 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Decline as Lower Oil Prices Drag Down Energy Shares
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks declined for the first time in four days after falling oil prices dragged down energy shares, erasing gains sparked by $76 billion in takeover offers. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 23:25:33 GMT)

Cutting the Cost of Doing Business
(ARA) - Small business will always be the backbone of the American economy, but some small business owners may feel left out when it comes to technology. It may seem that each new technological advance really only benefits big companies. (Mon, 18 Dec 2006 23:37:40 GMT)

ATM alert system email misleading
PEORIA -- When you need cash fast, you can count on an ATM. But do not let a mass email about ATM safety fool you. It said if you type your pin backwards during a robbery the police will notified that you are being held up. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 00:23:22 GMT)

Benefit Firm Attempts to Outbid CVS For Caremark
Pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts yesterday attempted to outbid retail pharmacy giant CVS for Caremark Rx with an offer of $26 billion in cash and stock, joining a flurry of year-end mergers and acquisitions. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 02:23:08 GMT)

Happy Feet Review [Wii PlayStation 2 GameCube PC DS Game Boy Advance]
Even kids who loved the animated film won't find Happy Feet to be worth their time. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 02:53:41 GMT)

Making a Life in the U.S., but Feeling Mexico?s Tug
For Raquel Rodríguez of San Antonio, legal immigration status has been both a privilege and a burden. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 03:37:15 GMT)

Indian Corporate Debt-Impact of cash reserve rise persists
MUMBAI, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Indian corporate bond market is expected to remain dull this week as banks are reluctant to invest in these bonds, ahead of the increase in cash reserve requirements for banks taking effect. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 04:07:33 GMT)

No impact on ICICI Bank credit growth due to CRR hike: Kamath
Mumbai, Dec 18: ICICI Bank, the country's largest private lender, today said the recent 50 basis points hike in the cash reserve ratio has not impacted its credit growth. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 04:42:24 GMT)

Lilly Increases Offer for Icos; Shareholders? Vote Is Put Off
Eli Lilly raised its offer for the Icos Corporation by 6 percent Monday in advance of a vote on the deal, which two proxy firms were advising against. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 06:10:24 GMT)

Eli Lilly raises offer for ICOS on bullish earnings forecast
Eli Lilly & Co. bumped up its offer for ICOS Corp. by 6 percent, to $34 per share, or $2.3 billion yesterday in advance of a vote on the deal . (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 09:12:39 GMT)

Cash Systems, Inc. Announces Multi-Year Contract Renewal with Seminole Casinos in Florida
LAS VEGAS----Cash Systems, Inc. , a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced a multi-year contract renewal to provide ATM, check cashing and cash advance services at all seven of the gaming facilities owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 14:00:00 GMT)

Get Leeds tickets early
Sunderland are advising fans to buy tickets in advance for the Boxing Day game against Leeds United at the Stadium of Light. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 16:32:49 GMT)

Wadias, Carrefour likely for retail tie-up
Nusli Wadia's best-kept secret is out. The biscuits to bed linen business are now going to be a retail conglomerate and are in advance talks with Carrefour, the French retail giant. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 17:13:01 GMT)

Seminole Tribe Renews Cash Systems' Pact
Cash Systems Inc., a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, said Tuesday it won a multiyear contract renewal to provide ATM, check cashing and cash advance services at all seven casinos owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 18:30:29 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Fall on Profits, Inflation Concern; Oracle Drops
Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fell for a second day as a gauge of prices had its biggest advance in three decades and reports from Oracle Corp. and Circuit City Stores Inc. suggested profit growth is slowing. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 18:54:18 GMT)

Cash Systems, Seminole tribe sign deal
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Cash Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKNN), a provider of cash access solutions for the gaming industry, today announced a multi-year contract renewal to provide ATM, check cashing and cash advance services at all seven of the gaming facilities owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 19:57:06 GMT)

FEMA: Louisiana Lags Behind Mississippi In Forwarding Federal Aid To Locals
Louisiana lags behind Mississippi in forwarding federal aid to cash-strapped communities after Hurricane Katrina, lending support to complaints by local officials in the New Orleans area that the state is holding up money they need for repairs and rebuilding. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 22:04:42 GMT)

Check scam costs S.A. woman dearly
If it is too good to be true, it probably is — especially when the offer comes through e-mail. That means you don't accept and cash traveler's checks from someone you've never met. (Tue, 19 Dec 2006 23:04:45 GMT)

OJ makes a killing, lawyers want to cash in
Lawyers go after the proceeds from O.J. Simpson's scuttled book deal to pay damages for his ex-wife's murder. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:07:09 GMT)

Payday lending still pays despite legislation
Erika Silver says she sees the impacts of payday lenders. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 06:46:56 GMT)

Lawyers chase OJ's cash
Lawyers go after the proceeds from O.J. Simpson's scuttled book. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 07:06:59 GMT)

Indian rate swaps higher on tight liquidity
MUMBAI, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Indian rate swaps were higher on Wednesday as liquidity conditions in the market continued to remain tight due to advance corporate tax outflows. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 08:44:10 GMT)

Police seek help in search for armed-robbery suspect
McHENRY – Police are asking the public for help in the search for a man who robbed a clerk at gunpoint at the Payday Loan Store, 810 N. Front St. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 09:15:16 GMT)

Closer to home
Tickets on sale: Appleton West and Appleton North high schools are selling tickets in advance for Fridays girls/boys varsity basketball doubleheader. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:32:26 GMT)

More cash will help pupils with problems
Robert Sutcliffe SHEFFIELD schools are to receive a further £4.7m to help students with disabilities get access to improved facilities, the Government has revealed. (20/12/2006 10:44:32) (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 10:51:20 GMT)

Techs advance; Redback surges, Palm slips
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Redback Networks Inc. shares surged more than 17% early Wednesday after it agreed to be acquired by Ericsson, while Palm Inc. shares fell more than 1% after it forecasted a softer than expected outlook. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:24:22 GMT)

Loan store request approved despite ordinance
Earlier this year, Henderson officials, fearing a proliferation of payday loan stores, passed an ordinance requiring the businesses to be at least 1,000 feet from each other and 200 feet from residential neighborhoods. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:50:04 GMT)

Deal Or No Deal? Need For Immediate Reward Linked To More Active Brain Region
How people might play the popular game show -- whether they'd accept an offer for quick cash or hold out for the chance to win $1 million -- probably has less to do with what's inside each briefcase than what's inside each contestant's brain, suggests a study. While researchers didn't study players of the game, their research in normal adults provides new insight about reward-based decision ... (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:07:04 GMT)

O.J. Simpson sued for cash from book deal
O.J. Simpson. Fred Goldman sued O.J. Simpson on Tuesday, seeking any money the former NFL star received for a cancelled book deal and TV interview that told a hypothetical tale of how he would have killed his ex-wife and Goldman's son. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:08:26 GMT)

Global Cash Access Chooses VeriFone Wireless Payment Solutions for Macau Gaming Industry
SAN JOSE, Calif.----VeriFone Holdings, Inc. announced today that its wireless payment solutions have been selected by Global Cash Access, Inc. , as the portable cash authorization platform it will provide in Macau's booming casinos and other locations worldwide. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:11:00 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Rise on Takeover Optimism; Redback, Harrah's Gain
Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks rose as acquisitions in the computer and casino industries extended a record pace for takeovers that has helped lift the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to its best annual advance since 2003. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:25:20 GMT)

Payday loan businesses face new regulations
The Oregon Legislature passed the Payday Loan Reform Act, SB1105 during a special session in April 2006, and the new law will take effect July 1, 2007. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 17:10:55 GMT)

CORRECTING and REPLACING Global Cash Access Chooses VeriFone Wireless Payment Solutions for Macau Gaming Industry
SAN JOSE, Calif.----Fifth graph, first sentence of release should read: "...cash advance transaction options," said Omer Sattar... . (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 17:50:00 GMT)

SILICON STOCKS: Techs Advance; Redback Surges, Palm Slips
Redback Networks Inc. shares surged more than 17% early Wednesday after it agreed to be acquired by Ericsson, while Palm Inc. shares fell more than 1% after it forecasted a softer than expected outlook. (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 18:08:02 GMT)

News of the Weird
In November, the upscale New York City menswear and accessories store Jack Spade removed from its holiday catalog a $40 frog dissection kit (with a real carcass) after numerous queries from people wondering what in the world the store was thinking. A holiday party for inmates at Britain's Peterborough Jail promised a fun time with Xbox and PlayStations, along with cash gifts of 5 pounds each ... (Wed, 20 Dec 2006 23:09:51 GMT)

Regulators crack down on illegal cash advances
Bank regulators here are trying to clamp down on illegal cash advances made by some shops in Shanghai to credit card holders. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 06:02:29 GMT)

Diversions: Coming attractions
'A Show Palace Christmas': Holiday glitz and glamor at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays, and 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. some Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Doors open two hours before each show for buffet and cash bar. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 06:14:57 GMT)

Police seek help in search for armed-robbery suspect
McHENRY – Police are asking the public for help in the search for a man who robbed a clerk at gunpoint at the Payday Loan Store, 810 N. Front St. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 06:15:53 GMT)

Liberians trying to end a culture of theft
The dramatic overhaul of the state-owned oil company, where corruption once ruled, gives hope to reformers. MONROVIA, LIBERIA — When Harry Greaves walked into the state-owned Liberian Petroleum Refining Co. less than a year ago, the excess was almost comical: There were 165 security guards to protect two gates. There were offices with a dozen or more people slouching or sitting around, doing ... (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 08:11:30 GMT)

Tickets
DIANA ARBENINA AND NIGHT SNIPERS, Mermaids, Balu's Little Helpers, 9 p.m. Jan 26, Independent. $35 advance/$45 day of show. BENEFIT FOR WALLY INGRAM, with Stockholm Syndrome, featuring Wally Ingram, Dave Schools, Jerry Joseph and Eric McFadden, 9 p.m. Feb. 9-10, Independent. $25-$100. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 11:21:06 GMT)

NationwideCash Selects VoIP, Inc.'s Click-to-Call Technology to Enhance Customer Experience at Leading Payday Loan ...
VoiceOne™ Communications, LLC, a subsidiary of VoIP, Inc., has announced that it is providing its patented Click-to-Call technology to power NationwideCash, Inc.'s online customer communications. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:22:21 GMT)

FEMA: Louisiana Lags Behind Mississippi In Forwarding Federal Aid To Locals
Louisiana lags behind Mississippi in forwarding federal aid to cash-strapped communities after Hurricane Katrina, lending support to complaints by local officials in the New Orleans area that the state is holding up money they need for repairs and rebuilding. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:22:33 GMT)

Hotlinks
"Vodafone’s acquisition strategy has not always worked well and many shareholders now see the company as a semi-utility and they would want it to distribute cash to shareholders instead of spending on expansion," a trader said. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:35:16 GMT)

FEMA: state lags behind Mississippi in forwarding federal aid
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana lags behind Mississippi in forwarding federal aid to cash-strapped communities after Hurricane Katrina, lending support to complaints by officials in the New Orleans area that the state is holding up money they need for repairs and rebuilding. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 14:36:19 GMT)

Utah company sells Steamboat Springs resort
DENVER -- Canadian resort operator Intrawest Corp. moved Tuesday to add to its stable of North American ski areas, agreeing to buy Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. from American Skiing Co. for $265 million in cash. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:07:16 GMT)

Professor busted on bribes
A computer science lab instructor at LaGuardia Community College was arraigned on a 137-count indictment for soliciting and accepting payment - ranging from cash payments of $200 to $2,500 or items of value, such as wine - from students to alter their class grades and inflate their academic records. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 17:59:06 GMT)

House Bill Would Limit Payday Lending Rates
Legislation introduced Thursday morning in the Arkansas House of Representatives would make payday lending with high interest rates a crime. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 18:06:17 GMT)

NationwideCash Selects VoIP, Inc.'s Click-to-Call Technology To Enhance Customer Experience at Leading Payday Loan ...
ORLANDO, Fla., BUSINESS WIRE -- VoiceOne(TM) Communications, LLC, a subsidiary of VoIP, Inc. (OTCBB: VOII), announced today that it is providing its patented Click-to-Call technology to power NationwideCash, Inc.'s online customer communications. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 19:34:42 GMT)

Rashtrakavi to get Rs 10 lakh
Stung by scathing criticism from Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Chandrashekara Patil, the State government on Thursday announced that the cash award of Rs 10 lakh would be restored to Rashtrakavi G S Shivarudrappa. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 20:20:25 GMT)

CME Cattle Review: Lower On Corn, Beef, Lack Of Cash Trade
CHICAGO (Dow Jones)--Chicago Mercantile Exchange live and feeder cattle futures closed lower Thursday as lack of cash live cattle trade, higher corn quotes, and lower midday wholesale beef prices all weighed on the market. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 20:59:32 GMT)

Director's Corner
Last week, Real Change invited leadership from housing, poverty, labor, and tenants organizations to come together for lunch and share their statewide priorities for 2007. These included tripling the State Housing Trust Fund, taking on the predatory payday loan industry, addressing the appalling racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, extending health care to every child in ... (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 22:24:14 GMT)

State tightens payday loan rules
The Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services announced new rules Thursday aimed at closing potential loopholes in the payday lending legislation the Legislature approved earlier this year. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 22:28:42 GMT)

Cash America Announces Issuance of $60 Million of Long-Term Fixed Rate Notes
FORT WORTH, Texas----Cash America International, Inc. announced today that the Company has issued $60 million in senior unsecured long-term notes to a group of institutional investors. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 22:46:00 GMT)

Best bets for New Year's Eve
Whether you're hoping to find a perch at the Space Needle for the annual fireworks extravaganza or listen to a cool jazz band at a tiny club, there's a New Year's Eve package of merriment awaiting your cash, check or credit/debit card. (Thu, 21 Dec 2006 23:52:12 GMT)

Biblical tables turned in loan-store protest
Payday-loan stores are the object of another ACORN protest, but not everybody thinks they're evil. (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:05:53 GMT)

Governor Moves To Close Loophole In Payday Loan Law
Governor Ted Kulongoski took steps today to close a loophole in the payday lending legislation he signed in April. (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 01:12:20 GMT)

Vena Resources Acquires Pucara Gold/Copper/Zinc Project in Peru
Vena Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VEM)(OTCBB: VNARF)(FRANKFURT: V1R)(LIMA: VEM) announces that it has acquired a group of concessions in the Pucara area of southern Peru. Subject to regulatory approval, the Company has agreed to grant 100,000 shares of Vena to the owners of these concessions plus an upfront payment of US$75,000. Additional shares and cash payments will be granted if key ... (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 02:13:23 GMT)

Staff Writer
Continuing a late-year spending spree for biotech, GlaxoSmithKline plc is acquiring Praecis Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a cash deal valued at about $54.8 million. (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 05:04:01 GMT)

Payday lender loophole closed
A state agency delivered another blow to payday lenders Thursday by blocking their efforts to dodge restrictions on the high interest rates they charge on small, short-term loans. (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 08:34:48 GMT)

Big Chile party again to usher in new year
Let's see: Does "Up with the Chile and and Out With the Old" sound just about right as a way to celebrate one year's end and another's beginning? Well, whatever, that's what it's all about as time nears for the annual Big Chile Ball New Year’s Eve celebration at Pueblo Union Depot. The event - the 12th annual such fete - will begin with cash-bar cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m., dinner ... (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 13:06:01 GMT)

Bill OKs fine for some payday lenders
Several lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday that would authorize a $300 fine for anyone convicted of knowingly charging an annual interest rate above 17 percent in a transaction involving a consumer loan. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition) (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 13:25:29 GMT)

Rep. Bradley: Ameren's plan like 'payday loan business'
The Illinois Commerce Commission's approval of Ameren's plan to offer a phase-in of an electric rate hike could mean consumers will pay more now and pay more later, according to state Rep. John Bradley. (Fri, 22 Dec 2006 13:38:26 GMT)

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