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JSE opens lower
The JSE opened lower on Tuesday as investors used the Dow’s modest retreat overnight as an excuse to cash in on profits. At 9:19, the all share index was off 0.31%. Resources lost 0.56%, the gold and platinum mining indices were down 0.35% and 0.59% respectively. (Tue, 22 May 2007 08:39:12 GMT)

Update: Police ID shooting victim
Waukegan police late Tuesday morning identified the victim of Monday's shooting at a cash advance store at a strip mall on Green Bay Road. Dead is 22-year old Melinda Morrell of Round Lake Park, an employee of the store. According to Cmdr. Wayne Walles, Morrell was found dead inside Check 'n Go, in the 1100 block of Green Bay. Morrell had suffered a single gunshot wound to the back of the head. (Tue, 22 May 2007 09:25:10 GMT)

Arizona bill to regulate payday loans endangered
PHOENIX - Lawmakers deadlocked Monday on whether to extend the state's authorization for payday loans, creating uncertainty about the fate of a bill that would give new protections to borrowers. (Tue, 22 May 2007 09:26:57 GMT)

Borrowers clash on payday loans
Diane Robles, a recently divorced mom, was working as a secretary and going back to school when she borrowed $100 from a payday lender to make a mortgage payment, a decision that eventually cost her upward of $15,000 in lending fees. (Tue, 22 May 2007 09:39:58 GMT)

JSE dragged along as Dow falls
South Africa's stock market took a knock on Tuesday morning when investors used the Dow's modest retreat as an excuse to cash in on profits. (Tue, 22 May 2007 10:32:22 GMT)

Formation Secures Over $20 million to Advance Cobalt Project
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA-- - Formation Capital Corporation is pleased to announce that, further to its news release of April 23, 2007, it has successfully completed a $20,000,000 private placement financing, of which $735,000 was completed on a non-brokered basis . (Tue, 22 May 2007 12:11:53 GMT)

Taxi riders get choice: Paper or plastic?
Taxicabs, among the last merchants to welcome credit cards, are starting to let more customers pull out the plastic. Most of New York's more than 13,000 medallion cabs will accept credit and debit cards by year's end, and the entire fleet will early next year. (Tue, 22 May 2007 15:21:15 GMT)

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Mixed As Telecom Firms Advance But GlaxoSmithKline Slips
European stocks were mixed on Tuesday, with gains from telecom and chemical firms offset by some weakness in the pharmaceutical sector as GlaxoSmithKline shares saw second-day losses amid safety concerns around a diabetes drug. (Tue, 22 May 2007 16:18:54 GMT)

Arizona bill to regulate payday loans endangered by disagreement
PHOENIX (AP) -- Lawmakers deadlocked Monday on whether to extend the state's authorization for payday loans, creating uncertainty about the fate of a bill that would give new protections to borrowers. (Tue, 22 May 2007 16:53:45 GMT)

Knife Wielding Assailant Robs Mozart Credit Union
By Denise Mozel At press time, Wynyard RCMP continued their search for the person suspected of robbing the Mozart Credit Union. At around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, a man armed with a knife entered the bank and demanded cash from the staff. (Tue, 22 May 2007 17:01:25 GMT)

Clues sought in slaying at Waukegan business
Lake County authorities were searching for clues today in the fatal shooting of an employee at a payday loan store in Waukegan Monday afternoon. (Tue, 22 May 2007 20:19:05 GMT)

House GOP member wants to wipe our Pay Day lenders
PHOENIX - Convinced the industry can't be properly regulated, a veteran state legislator is launching an initiative drive to wipe out payday lenders. (Tue, 22 May 2007 21:20:32 GMT)

Borrowers clash on payday loans
Diane Robles, a recently divorced mom, was working as a secretary and going back to school when she borrowed $100 from a payday lender to make a mortgage payment, a decision that eventually cost her upward of $15,000 in lending fees. (Wed, 23 May 2007 01:33:36 GMT)

Waukegan loan clerk is fatally shot in head
Lake County authorities were searching for clues Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an employee at a cash advance loan store in Waukegan Monday. (Wed, 23 May 2007 03:12:05 GMT)

Community Meetings
Submit your organization's meeting for immediate publication online at savannahnow.com/do/add_event or e-mail your meeting at least two weeks in advance to [email protected] or fax to 525-0796. Contact number must be listed. Community Meetings is printed Monday-Wednesday in the Accent section as space allows. For information, call 652-0310. To see more upcoming community meetings, visit ... (Wed, 23 May 2007 04:54:45 GMT)

Partner Sentenced in Robbery of Payday Store
THE MORNING NEWS BENTONVILLE -- An accomplice in last summer's aggravated robbery of the Payday Now Cash Advance store pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. (Wed, 23 May 2007 08:13:28 GMT)

Woman shot, killed at cash  advance store
A Round Lake Park woman was found dead in a Waukegan cash advance store Monday evening. Police said Melinda Morrell, 22, was found dead inside the Check ‘n Go, 1147 Green Bay Road, by a customer. (Wed, 23 May 2007 08:16:29 GMT)

Family, friends grieve for murdered clerk
Melinda Morrell was a friendly girl who liked children, dogs and enjoyed a close relationship with her family. The day after the pretty, red-haired 22-year-old woman was gunned down inside the Waukegan payday loan store where she worked as a manager, friends and neighbors reacted with disbelief and sadness. "This is a waste of a wonderful life," said one neighbor. (Wed, 23 May 2007 09:23:35 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain; Alcoa and Medtronic Advance
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose after a report that Alcoa Inc.'s hostile bid for Canadian rival Alcan Inc. was designed in part to protect itself from a takeover, intensifying mergers and acquisitions speculation. (Wed, 23 May 2007 10:14:47 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Gain; Alcoa and Medtronic Advance
May 23 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures rose after Alcan Inc. said that Alcoa Inc.'s hostile bid was designed in part to protect itself from a takeover, intensifying mergers and acquisitions speculation. (Wed, 23 May 2007 10:59:47 GMT)

JSE up 1% as world markets improve
The JSE took its lead from stronger overseas markets at midday on Wednesday to advance by just over 1%. At noon, the all-share index was up 1,04%, resources had risen by 0,79%, and the gold and platinum mining indices had added 0,48% and 0,77% respectively. (Wed, 23 May 2007 11:16:36 GMT)

JSE up one percent
The JSE took its lead from stronger overseas markets at midday on Wednesday to advance by just over one percent. At 12:00, the all share index was up 1.04%, resources had risen by 0.79%, and the gold and platinum mining indices had added 0.48% and 0.77% respectively. (Wed, 23 May 2007 11:23:42 GMT)

Esprit Financial Group Inc. (Esprit) (EFGO.PK) Announces Strategic Marketing Alliances for the "Cash Now Card"
Esprit Financial Group Inc. www.espritfinancialgroup.com is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement in principle with several major credit card issuers through their agents for access to their data base of credit card applicants who have been refused or denied regular credit cards. (Wed, 23 May 2007 15:15:00 GMT)

GateHouse Media Enters Into Strategic Partnership with Yahoo! Hot Jobs; Alliance to Bring Recruitment Services to More ...
GateHouse Media, Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Yahoo! HotJobs as part of a larger local media consortium to provide recruitment advertising services to its daily and more than 160 weekly newspapers nationwide. The addition of GateHouse to the consortium of newspapers significantly expands the number of local newspapers that have teamed with Yahoo! to advance this leading ... (Wed, 23 May 2007 16:19:20 GMT)

Papers with personal info found in Check into Cash's trash
CHAMPAIGN – File boxes stuffed with documents containing the personal information of payday loan customers were found in a local trash bin Tuesday morning. The trash bin off North Prospect Avenue contained documents from Check into Cash, a company that issues payday advance loans. The bin, in an alley adjacent to the shopping center in which Check into Cash is located, contained boxes filled with ... (Wed, 23 May 2007 19:17:17 GMT)

CME Livestock Review: Live Cattle Soft On Spreads, Boxed Beef
CHICAGO Dow Jones)--Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures posted a weak settlement on June/August bear spreading amid cash caution for this week and lower midday boxed beef quotes. Fund selling, sell stops and moderate Chicago Board of Trade corn gains contributed to live cattle declines. (Wed, 23 May 2007 19:32:56 GMT)

House GOP member wants to wipe our Pay Day lenders
PHOENIX - Convinced the industry can't be properly regulated, a veteran state legislator is launching an initiative drive to wipe out payday lenders. (Wed, 23 May 2007 21:20:32 GMT)

Petaquilla Finalizes Debt Financing for Molejon Gold Mine
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) (the 'Company') today announced that an agreement for a loan facility has been signed between the Company and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (Panama) S.A. for a total of US$15,740,651.72. The funds will be used to purchase equipment to advance the Molejon gold project into production later this year. (Wed, 23 May 2007 22:14:00 GMT)

You, Too, Can Hedge Fuel Prices!
A new startup is trying to cash in on the pervasive belief that gas prices are on an inexorable upward climb. The company, PriceLock, will allow consumers to buy gasoline in advance , locking in today's gas prices for up to two months. (Thu, 24 May 2007 03:44:13 GMT)

City and Land Developers declares 15.6 centavo/share cash div
Property developer City and Land Developers, Inc. on Thursday said its board had approved a cash dividend declaration of 15.6 centavos per share for its shareholders. (Thu, 24 May 2007 03:52:18 GMT)

U.S. demonstrates both might and moderating stance on Iran
The United States appeared to be sending mixed messages to Iran in advance of next week's talks about Iraq, with a show of force in the Persian Gulf and a leaked report of a non-violent challenge... (Thu, 24 May 2007 04:11:52 GMT)

Payday lending is up, but banks have little interest
T he last decade has seen an explosion in payday lending locally and across the state. Officials from the Office of the Kansas Bank Commissioner estimate that the number of payday lending stores in Kansas has increased more than 2,400 percent since 1993. (Thu, 24 May 2007 06:08:28 GMT)

Payday lenders' nemesis
New coalition of nonprofits and businesses wants to ban the loans As payday lenders have flourished throughout Virginia, they've had to fend off opponents from nonprofit groups that advocate for the poor at the General Assembly. (Thu, 24 May 2007 07:23:34 GMT)

family seeks restitution after slaying
The family of a Round Lake Park woman killed at a Waukegan payday loan store is blaming the parent company for not protecting its workers. “The question we are asking is are they doing enough to protect their employees,” Nancy Horst said during a Wednesday news conference. (Thu, 24 May 2007 07:26:06 GMT)

Partner Sentenced in Robbery of Payday Store
THE MORNING NEWS BENTONVILLE -- An accomplice in last summer's aggravated robbery of the Payday Now Cash Advance store pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. (Thu, 24 May 2007 08:05:38 GMT)

Mom's plea: 'This cannot happen to anybody else'
The mother of a Round Lake Park woman who was shot to death at a Waukegan payday loan store pleaded for justice Wednesday. (Thu, 24 May 2007 09:13:27 GMT)

"Ocean's" stars Pitt, Clooney raise cash for Sudan
The men of "Ocean's Thirteen" -- Brad Pitt, George Clooney and their crew -- have turned their Hollywood hype machine into a campaign to raise money for Darfur refugees. (Thu, 24 May 2007 09:17:54 GMT)

"Ocean's" stars Pitt, Clooney raise cash for Sudan
Source: Reuters By Bob Tourtellotte CANNES, France, May 24 (Reuters) - The men of "Ocean's Thirteen" -- Brad Pitt, George Clooney and their crew -- have turned their Hollywood hype machine into a campaign ... (Thu, 24 May 2007 09:20:02 GMT)

Check 'n Go suspect sketch released
Police on Wednesday released a sketch of a possible suspect in the murder of a Round Lake Park woman shot to death in a Waukegan payday loan office. Also on Wednesday, the mother of Melinda Morrell pleaded for more security for store clerks and for her daughter's killer to be brought to justice."(They) took my baby away," said a tearful Sheryl Morrell, at a press conference where her attorney ... (Thu, 24 May 2007 09:23:46 GMT)

"Ocean's" stars Pitt, Clooney raise cash for Sudan
The men of "Ocean's Thirteen" -- Brad Pitt, George Clooney and their crew -- have turned their Hollywood hype machine into a campaign to raise money for Darfur refugees. (Thu, 24 May 2007 11:00:44 GMT)

Pitt, Clooney raise cash for Sudan
The men of Ocean's Thirteen - Brad Pitt, George Clooney and their crew - have campaigned to raise money for Darfur refugees. (Thu, 24 May 2007 12:46:01 GMT)

Family seeks restitution after slaying
The family of a Round Lake Park woman killed at a Waukegan payday loan store is blaming the parent company for not protecting its workers. "The question we are asking is are they doing enough to protect their employees," Nancy Horst said during a Wednesday news conference. (Thu, 24 May 2007 13:06:59 GMT)

Payday lenders' nemesis
New coalition of nonprofits and businesses wants to ban the loans. As payday lenders have flourished throughout Virginia, they've had to fend off opponents from nonprofit groups that advocate for the poor at the General Assembly. (Thu, 24 May 2007 16:48:16 GMT)

Another Tough Payday for the Military
Despite persistent pay gaps for the military, legislative fixes exacerbate short-term funding problems. (Thu, 24 May 2007 19:45:02 GMT)

Advocates worry about proposed fines
Illegal immigrants could fall prey to loan sharks and other unscrupulous lenders if they have to pay $5,000 in fines and thousands more in fees and back taxes as required under the immigration reform measure now before Congress, some advocates are warning. (Thu, 24 May 2007 21:10:30 GMT)

The president of one local payday loan company is speaking out against that payday loan high-interest assembly bill ...
The bill, AB-478, would mandate that companies only charge their highest interest rates for only 90 days, then lower the interest rate to prime-plus ten percent. Some of those companies currently charge as much as five, six, or seven hundred percent. (Fri, 25 May 2007 00:57:10 GMT)

Winnipeg payday loan company accused of charging exorbitant interest pleads guilty
WINNIPEG (CP) - A payday loan company in Winnipeg that levied interest as high as 44,000 per cent in some cases has pleaded guilty to charging a criminal rate. (Fri, 25 May 2007 02:58:29 GMT)

Gainey hopes to capitalize on his 'Big Break'
Tommy Gainey is ready to cash in on his Big Break. The Bishopville native has begun reaping the benefits for winning “Big Break VII: Reunion,” which airs on The Golf Channel. (Fri, 25 May 2007 03:32:34 GMT)

Advocates worry immigrants will fall prey to loan sharks under reform bill
ATLANTA — Illegal immigrants could fall prey to loan sharks and other unscrupulous lenders if they have to pay $5,000 in fines and thousands more in fees and back taxes as required under the immigration reform measure now before Congress, some... (Fri, 25 May 2007 05:12:34 GMT)

Payday lender fined $100,000
Defunct payday loan company Paymax has been fined $100,000 after it pleaded guilty in court yesterday to charging a criminal interest rate. The sentence came as a result of a plea bargain that saw identical charges dropped against Paymax owners Vladimir Kvaternik and Donald Laluk. (Fri, 25 May 2007 07:12:59 GMT)

Partner Sentenced in Robbery of Payday Store
THE MORNING NEWS BENTONVILLE -- An accomplice in last summer's aggravated robbery of the Payday Now Cash Advance store pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. (Fri, 25 May 2007 08:06:41 GMT)

Security Aviation's Kane told trustee wants cash, jewels
Rob Kane, the man at the center of last year's rocket pod launcher trial, is facing a new round of trouble in court.This time it's all about money, diamonds and a motor home. (Fri, 25 May 2007 08:42:23 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Wal-Mart, GM, Boeing Advance
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures gained on takeovers after Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. agreed to buy Sweden's OMX AB, and on increasing signs that the world's largest economy is recovering. (Fri, 25 May 2007 09:29:57 GMT)

Metal pony, silk skirts and cold cash for a sculpture
ITHACA — Doug Makemson's steel “Pony” sculpture on The Commons offers a popular photo opportunity for locals and tourists. Next week, a group of local tango dancers will present a unique show to raise funds needed to purchase the $6,000 sculpture, which is currently on loan to the Ithaca Downtown Partnership. (Fri, 25 May 2007 09:34:50 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Wal-Mart, GM, Boeing Advance
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures gained after Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. agreed to buy Sweden's OMX AB for 25.1 billion Swedish kronor ($3.7 billion), reviving speculation that the takeover spree will continue. (Fri, 25 May 2007 10:14:47 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Wal-Mart, GM, Boeing Advance
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures gained after Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. agreed to buy Sweden's OMX AB for 25.1 billion Swedish kronor ($3.7 billion), reviving speculation that the takeover spree will continue. (Fri, 25 May 2007 10:44:50 GMT)

Security Aviation's Kane told trustee wants cash, jewels
Rob Kane, the man at the center of last year's rocket pod launcher trial, is facing a new round of trouble in court.This time it's all about money, diamonds and a motor home. Lawyers for a bankruptcy trustee have sued Kane to recover $3.5 million, a 6-carat diamond ring, earrings to match, and a 2005 Winnebago. (Fri, 25 May 2007 11:32:52 GMT)

U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; GM, Wal-Mart, Boeing Advance
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock-index futures gained after Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. agreed to buy Sweden's OMX AB for 25.1 billion Swedish kronor ($3.7 billion) and Coca-Cola Co. said it would purchase Energy Brands Inc., the maker of Vitaminwater. (Fri, 25 May 2007 12:10:44 GMT)

Esprit Financial Group Inc. (Esprit) (EFGO.PK) Announces New Software for PayDay Loan Division in Beta Testing
Esprit Financial Group Inc. www.espritfinancialgroup.com is pleased to announce that the new Cash Now Payday Loan software will begin testing in Beta mode on Monday, May 28th. (Fri, 25 May 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Stock futures advance as Nasdaq, Coca-Cola ink deals
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures edged higher Friday, pointing to a modest rebound from the previous session's decline, with Nasdaq Stock Market in focus after it agreed to buy Nordic exchange operator OMX and Coca-Cola Co. agreeing to buy Energy Brands. (Fri, 25 May 2007 13:07:49 GMT)

Will immigrants fall prey to loan sharks?
ATLANTA (AP) -- Illegal immigrants could fall prey to loan sharks and other unscrupulous lenders if they have to pay 5,000 in fines and thousands more in fees and back taxes as required under the immigration reform measure now before Congress, some advocates are warning. (Fri, 25 May 2007 14:39:16 GMT)

Tobacco Takes a Beating in Tenn. Senate
It wasn't Big Tobacco's best of days on Capitol Hill. The state Senate on Thursday passed a proposal to ban most workplace smoking, and a key Senate committee voted to advance a cigarette tax increase to a full floor vote. (Fri, 25 May 2007 16:27:23 GMT)

Stocks advance ahead of holiday
Deal news helped stocks rebound Friday, although trading volume was thin ahead of the holiday weekend. (Fri, 25 May 2007 19:28:55 GMT)

IRA Investing: Market Indicators Weaken
That makes a higher cash position look smart here. (Fri, 25 May 2007 20:29:11 GMT)

Nevada lawmakers OK payday loan bill
CARSON CITY (AP) - A bill targeting high-interest "payday loan" businesses won approval late Friday in the Nevada Senate. A few payday loan companies had fought the bill sponsored by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley. Buckley argues the companies are evading a 2005 law and are "motivated by greed." (Sat, 26 May 2007 07:09:58 GMT)

POLICE BRIEFS: Men storm cash advance business in morning armed robbery
Two men rushed in with guns drawn early May 19 and robbed the Advance America Cash Advance at 10057 San Jose Blvd. (Sat, 26 May 2007 08:13:32 GMT)

Around Illinois
To be listed: Send information at least two weeks in advance to the Features Department, The Lake County News-Sun, 2383 N. Delany Road, Waukegan, Ill. 60087 or e-mail [email protected] Requests will be run as space allows. (Sat, 26 May 2007 09:04:48 GMT)

Django, Alex beat rivals
FRANCISCO "Django" Bustamante and Alex "The Lion" Pagulayan beat their opponents to advance to the winners bracket 2 of the ongoing World 10-Ball Championship at the Bankshot Billiards Hall in Jacksonville, Florida. (Sat, 26 May 2007 16:40:10 GMT)

CARSON CITY (AP) - A bill targeting high-interest "payday loan" businesses won approval late Friday in the Nevada ...
A few payday loan companies had fought the bill sponsored by Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley. Buckley argues the companies are evading a 2005 law and are "motivated by greed." (Sat, 26 May 2007 17:57:25 GMT)

House GOP member wants to wipe our Pay Day lenders
PHOENIX - Convinced the industry can't be properly regulated, a veteran state legislator is launching an initiative drive to wipe out payday lenders. (Sat, 26 May 2007 21:20:42 GMT)

Belliard receives World Series ring
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It was not a dream offseason for Ronnie Belliard, who failed to cash in after helping the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series. (Sat, 26 May 2007 23:44:34 GMT)

You can still save a buck this summer
Summertime and the travelin’ is easy. Travel is even easier if you have a lot of cash to blow. But most of us have limited financing and need to rely on research and thorough planning to uncover the best deals. To get you started on your next journey, here are a few budget tips: (Sun, 27 May 2007 03:25:51 GMT)

Clinton ousts Carl Junction
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — The Clinton High School baseball team lived up to its advance billing on Saturday. The Cardinals relied on stingy enough pitching, timely hitting and superb defense to oust a game Carl Junction 4-3 in eight innings in a quarterfinal game of the MSHSAA Class 3 playoffs. (Sun, 27 May 2007 04:18:13 GMT)

Lions advance, then rest
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Of all the nasty curveballs, confusing changeups and balls hit in the gap that Baxter Springs center fielder Jordan Krokroskia has dealt with this season, his toughest task might have come Saturday. (Sun, 27 May 2007 04:18:23 GMT)

Advocates worry immigrants will fall prey to loan sharks
Illegal immigrants could fall prey to loan sharks and other unscrupulous lenders if they have to pay $5,000 in fines and thousands more in fees and back taxes as required under the immigration reform measure now before Congress, some advocates are warning. (Sun, 27 May 2007 07:03:29 GMT)

No cash? No problem for New York taxicabs
Taxicabs, among the last merchants to welcome credit cards, are starting to let more customers pull out the plastic. Most of New York's more than 13,000 medallion cabs will accept credit and debit cards by year's end, and the entire fleet will early next year. (Sun, 27 May 2007 09:04:52 GMT)

Do Disney in advance
ORLANDO, Fla. – The most important part of budget travel to Disney World is advance planning. Research and book your transportation, accommodations, meal plans, character dining and theme park tickets as far in advance as possible for maximum savings – and to make your visit more pleasant! (Sun, 27 May 2007 09:44:47 GMT)

Do Disney in advance
ORLANDO, Fla. – The most important part of budget travel to Disney World is advance planning. Research and book your transportation, accommodations, meal plans, character dining and theme park tickets as far in advance as possible for maximum savings – and to make your visit more pleasant! (Sun, 27 May 2007 10:57:46 GMT)

Behind the scenes on an inspection
At 3:30 p.m. May 8, I accompanied Don Plitt and Shelley Hobbs on a routine health inspection of J.Cody's restaurant in Bryan. Owner Cody Whitten gave me advance permission to observe and report on the inspection. (Sun, 27 May 2007 12:39:49 GMT)

Police Believe They Caught A Robber
Police were looking for a man Saturday evening on Linden Avenue who they believed robbed a Cash Advance Store earlier this week. (Sun, 27 May 2007 13:25:43 GMT)

Belliard receives World Series ring from Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It was not a dream offseason for Ronnie Belliard, who failed to cash in after helping the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series. (Sun, 27 May 2007 15:30:36 GMT)

Belliard receives World Series ring from Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) - It was not a dream offseason for Ronnie Belliard, who failed to cash in after helping the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series. (Sun, 27 May 2007 15:39:16 GMT)

Stormy US-China ties seen amid trade tensions
US-China ties are headed for turbulence as combative US lawmakers threaten Beijing with punitive trade sanctions that could draw the ire of Chinese leadership. (Sun, 27 May 2007 22:25:00 GMT)

Stormy US-China ties seen amid trade tensions
US-China ties are headed for turbulence as combative US lawmakers threaten Beijing with punitive trade sanctions that could draw the ire of Chinese leadership. (Mon, 28 May 2007 01:46:01 GMT)

Do Disney in advance
ORLANDO, Fla. – The most important part of budget travel to Disney World is advance planning. Research and book your transportation, accommodations, meal plans, character dining and theme park tickets as far in advance as possible for maximum savings – and to make your visit more pleasant! (Mon, 28 May 2007 03:12:31 GMT)

Credit unions, banks foresee a payday in short-term loans
As payday loan organizations face increased regulatory scrutiny, some banks and credit unions have begun offering similar services to members to compete with payday lenders and to help pull customers out of payday loan cycles. (Mon, 28 May 2007 05:18:09 GMT)

Australian Stocks Decline, Led by Macquarie; BHP, Rio Advance
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Australian stocks dropped, led by Macquarie Bank Ltd. after hedge fund manager Jim Chanos, who predicted the collapse of Enron Corp., said the company's shares are likely to drop. (Mon, 28 May 2007 05:22:20 GMT)

Kenya: AU Enjoys China's Dollar Diplomacy
Ghanaian President John Kufuor's gratitude to China last Friday illustrated how off guard some African leaders are. Anyway, hindsight in advance remains illusive. That's why caution exists. (Mon, 28 May 2007 08:50:44 GMT)

Pensions to Pay Out from ATMs ANZ
May 28 2007 : A new product will allow Australian retirees to use ATMs for withdrawing funds from tax-free cash management pension accounts. The product links ING Australia's new OneAnswer pension plan with Australian bank ANZ's Prime Cash Management Account (CMA). (Mon, 28 May 2007 09:46:22 GMT)

Stocks Rise in Europe, Asia on Metal Prices; BHP, Arcelor Gain
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Stocks rose in Europe and Asia, paced by metal producers, after copper rallied by the daily limit in Shanghai. BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's largest mining company, and Arcelor Mittal, the biggest steelmaker, paced the advance. (Mon, 28 May 2007 11:55:34 GMT)

OMX Shares Advance on Report Dubai May Outbid Nasdaq (Update1)
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of Sweden's OMX AB, Europe's fifth-biggest stock exchange, rose as much as 7.8 percent after London's Sunday Times said Dubai may bid for the company, rivaling an agreed $3.67 billion offer from Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (Mon, 28 May 2007 13:55:35 GMT)

Metal Stocks Rise in Europe, Asia; BHP, Arcelor Lead the Gains
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Metal stocks rose in Europe and Asia after copper rallied by the daily limit in Shanghai. BHP Billiton Ltd., the world's largest mining company, and Arcelor Mittal, the biggest steelmaker, paced the advance. (Mon, 28 May 2007 14:07:06 GMT)

OMX Shares Advance on Report Dubai May Outbid Nasdaq (Update2)
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of OMX AB, the Nordic region's biggest stock exchange, rose as much as 7.8 percent after London's Sunday Times said Dubai may bid for the company, rivaling an agreed $3.67 billion offer from Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (Mon, 28 May 2007 15:25:38 GMT)

OMX Shares Advance on Report Dubai May Outbid Nasdaq (Update3)
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of OMX AB, the Nordic region's biggest stock exchange, rose 8.3 percent today after London's Sunday Times said Dubai may bid for the company, rivaling an agreed $3.67 billion offer from Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. (Mon, 28 May 2007 16:25:37 GMT)

System doesn't allow exact accounting of guards
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- When security guard Stephanie Reeves took her latest job, her many years in the field were a bonus to her new employer but didn't mean much to the state. (Tue, 29 May 2007 04:12:13 GMT)

European Stocks May Climb, Paced by ABN Amro, BHP, Rio Tinto
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks may advance, paced by ABN Amro Holding NV, after Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Santander Central Hispano SA and Fortis offered 71.1 billion euros ($95.6 billion) to buy the Dutch bank. (Tue, 29 May 2007 07:00:26 GMT)

Passengers face cash, credit or carbon tax question
Air Canada passengers can now ease their guilt over global warming by buying carbon offsets, meaning a clear conscience for less than $20 on a return fare on popular routes. (Tue, 29 May 2007 08:16:10 GMT)

Passengers face cash, credit or carbon tax question
Voluntary environmental fee will offset a passenger's share of a plane's carbon emissions (Tue, 29 May 2007 08:16:16 GMT)

Ethiopia: DBE to Lower Loan Requirements
DBE's move could spark a slew of new investment activity in the country as cash deposit requirements become less stringent. (Tue, 29 May 2007 09:21:44 GMT)

U.K. Stocks Advance, Led by Vodafone, Reed Elsevier, BSkyB
May 29 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks rose, paced by Vodafone Group Plc after the world's largest mobile-phone company reported a narrower full-year loss and increased its dividend. (Tue, 29 May 2007 10:57:21 GMT)

Suspect In Cash Advance Robbery Captured
DAYTON, Ohio -- Police in Dayton said a man was arrested after he allegedly robbed a cash advance store over the weekend. John Pascarelli was arrested in the 4500 block of Elliot Avenue on Saturday. Officers said they believe that Pascarelli robbed the Cash Advance on Linden Avenue. (Tue, 29 May 2007 11:55:43 GMT)

Homeland insecurity in Ohio
COLUMBUS -- When security guard Stephanie Reeves took her latest job, her many years in the field were a bonus to her new employer but didn't mean much to the state. (Tue, 29 May 2007 12:12:42 GMT)

Tips for Managing a Financial Crunch
(ARA) - In the world of living paycheck to paycheck, unforeseen expenses create a very stressful situation. Whether the car breaks down, the water heater blows a leak or your dog needs emergency surgery from eating the hallway rug, finding a way to get out of the red gets harder every day. (Tue, 29 May 2007 12:56:39 GMT)

World Series of Poker(R) and Global Cash Access to Offer Enhanced Cash-Access Options
LAS VEGAS----The World Series of Poker and Global Cash Access have teamed up to offer a wider selection of cash access and funding options for this year's 2007 WSOP Tournament, which will take place at the Rio® All-Suites Hotel and Casino from June 1 through July 17, 2007. (Tue, 29 May 2007 13:52:00 GMT)

/FIRST AND FINAL ADD - TO361 - Scotiabank - Financial Releases/
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows For the For the three months ended six months ended ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sources (uses) of cash flows April 30 April 30 April 30 April 30 (Unaudited) ($ millions) 2007 2006 2007 2006 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash flows from operating activities Net ... (Tue, 29 May 2007 15:37:03 GMT)

RBS-led team reveals ABN funding terms
For much of the past month, the question most frequently posed to the Royal Bank of Scotland-led consortium about its proposed takeover bid for ABN Amro was: where is the cash coming from? (Tue, 29 May 2007 17:50:27 GMT)

Companies Say Ohio Security Guard Registration Complicated, Little Benefit
Under Ohio's system for regulating the private guards, security companies must register all new employees, even if they are moving directly from one firm to another. (Tue, 29 May 2007 17:55:01 GMT)

Japanese Banks Cash In on Kyoto
In a move to boost its presence on the international carbon market, JBIC and the Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) recently signed a cooperation agreement with IDEAcarbon, a U.K.-based... (Tue, 29 May 2007 19:21:53 GMT)

House GOP member wants to wipe our Pay Day lenders
PHOENIX - Convinced the industry can't be properly regulated, a veteran state legislator is launching an initiative drive to wipe out payday lenders. (Tue, 29 May 2007 21:20:42 GMT)

Rental property
The fear of further interest rate rises and a sharp drop in applications for investment property loans has forced the banks to offer some of the best fixed rate deals ever for property investors who can pay the interest on their loan annually in advance. (Wed, 30 May 2007 01:44:51 GMT)

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How state Senator Don Perata uses campaign cash to finance his lavish lifestyle. First of two parts. (Wed, 30 May 2007 03:58:52 GMT)

Chinese ADRs drop on stamp tax hike; Vodafone, Xinhua advance
Chinese ADRs drop on stamp tax hike; Vodafone, Xinhua advance (Wed, 30 May 2007 04:10:01 GMT)

NHS upgrade at risk after IT firm's rescue bid is blocked
The future of NHS software supplier iSoft was thrown into doubt yesterday after a rescue takeover offer for the business was blocked. iSoft now has until November to secure an urgent cash injection or go bust - a move that could be calamitous for the government's £6.2bn NHS IT upgrade. (Wed, 30 May 2007 08:02:40 GMT)

Many in-house guards unregulated
They wear uniforms, guard some of the country's largest corporations and sometimes carry weapons. But so-called in-house private security guards escape even the minor regulatory oversight some states impose on contract guards. (Wed, 30 May 2007 08:28:43 GMT)

2 local top spellers set for national spotlight
Jacob Meggesto made every second count Tuesday in advance of today's opening rounds of the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. (Wed, 30 May 2007 09:21:31 GMT)

Tips for Managing a Financial Crunch
(ARA) - In the world of living paycheck to paycheck, unforeseen expenses create a very stressful situation. Whether the car breaks down, the water heater blows a leak or your dog needs emergency surgery from eating the hallway rug, finding a way to get out of the red gets harder every day. (Wed, 30 May 2007 10:10:07 GMT)

Local spellers advance to round three
Liam Bressler, of Collier County, and Deanna Hambleton, of Lee County, have both advanced to the third round of the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Both participants are sponsored by the Daily News. (Wed, 30 May 2007 14:49:01 GMT)

Sharapova Moves On At French Open
No. 2 Maria Sharapova and American Venus Williams advance at the French Open. (Wed, 30 May 2007 15:52:56 GMT)

Casting Call: Trivia Geeks Needed
Are you the Weakest Link , or do you shout out the answers every time you watch Jeopardy ? Anyone can guess which shiny briefcase is full of more cash, but if you're a hardcore trivia buff, you need a real challenge. Bring it on, trivia geek, NBC has got the show that is a match for you. Are you a lover of trivia? Do you have what it takes to take on the mob of 100? Follow the ... (Wed, 30 May 2007 16:41:08 GMT)

Lubbock Spelling Bee Contestant Fails to Advance
Priyanka Shome will be an 8th grader at All Saints Episcopal School this fall. (Wed, 30 May 2007 17:55:51 GMT)

Loan Outfit Fined For Charging 2,190% Interest
An Internet-based payday loan firm has been ordered to stop issuing loans to Illinois residents and was fined more than $230,000 on Wednesday for issuing a $300 payday loan with an interest rate of more than 2,000 percent. (Wed, 30 May 2007 18:11:00 GMT)

National spelling bee youngsters advance
The start of the 80th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday resembled a classroom of students taking the SAT as 286 youngsters from the English-speaking world filled in ovals with their No. 2 pencils. (Wed, 30 May 2007 18:14:10 GMT)

Lender's 2,190% interest draws big fine
An Internet-based payday loan firm today was ordered to stop issuing loans to Illinois residents and was fined for making a $300 payday loan with an interest rate of more than 2,000 percent. (Wed, 30 May 2007 18:34:12 GMT)

House GOP member wants to wipe our Pay Day lenders
PHOENIX - Convinced the industry can't be properly regulated, a veteran state legislator is launching an initiative drive to wipe out payday lenders. (Wed, 30 May 2007 18:35:42 GMT)

Internet Lender Fined For Charging 2,190 Percent Interest
The largest fines ever levied against a payday loan lender have been invoked against an Internet-based lender doing business in Illinois. (Wed, 30 May 2007 19:10:02 GMT)

Local boy competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee
A local boy’s journey toward the national Spelling Bee title was o-v-e-r Wednesday. Elijah Johnson failed to advance to round three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest, but it... (Wed, 30 May 2007 21:55:29 GMT)

Opponents of Nevada's payday loan measure seek veto
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Opponents of a hard-fought bill to limit the terms of high-interest loans are making a last-ditch attempt to get Gov Jim Gibbons to veto the plan. (Wed, 30 May 2007 23:02:51 GMT)

Opponents of Nevada's payday loan measure seek veto
CARSON CITY (AP) - Opponents of a hard-fought bill to limit the terms of high-interest loans are making a last-ditch attempt to get Governor Jim Gibbons to veto the plan. (Wed, 30 May 2007 23:10:19 GMT)

Warped Activities
(PR) The VANS WARPED TOUR® 2007 Presented by AT&T is set to launch June 29 in Pomona, CA. Here’s an advance look at some of the new and returning attractions, activities and tour sponsors for the tour’s “Lucky 13.” Please go to www.warpedtour.com for the full list of tour dates and bands performing in each city. (Wed, 30 May 2007 23:13:30 GMT)

Internet Loan Provider Fined
An internet loan provider makes history tonight but it's not something to smile about. (Wed, 30 May 2007 23:34:28 GMT)

Ten easy ways to save on an Alaska cruise
Inside the Deals column: The gold miners who once rushed to liberate Alaska of its riches are still there. These days, they're the tour operators, restaurateurs, and souvenir sellers who mine gold from vacationers from the Lower 48. If you want to hold on to as much of your cash as you can, here are 10 tips for your Alaska cruise. (Thu, 31 May 2007 01:59:12 GMT)

Lender's 2,190% interest draws big fine
An Internet-based payday loan firm today was ordered to stop issuing loans to Illinois residents and was fined for making a $300 payday loan with an interest rate of more than 2,000 percent. (Thu, 31 May 2007 02:04:32 GMT)

4.N.C. spellers advance in national contest
It didn't take any acrobatics for a Midland teenager to make it through the quarterfinals of the 2007 National Spelling Bee, but it did take "aerobatics" to reach today's semifinals. (Thu, 31 May 2007 04:37:37 GMT)

Do Utah payday lenders use cash to fend off regulations?
A watchdog group says "payday lenders" might continually escape tighter regulation in Utah because of the growing political donations made by their high-interest-rate industry. (Thu, 31 May 2007 06:25:18 GMT)

European Stocks May Advance on Fed Minutes; BHP, E.ON May Gain
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks may advance, following gains in the U.S. and Asia, after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated growth in the world's largest economy will accelerate. (Thu, 31 May 2007 07:00:46 GMT)

Az teen among 59 to advance in bee
Jonathan Horton, a 14-year-old from Gilbert, correctly spelled his fourth-round word Wednesday in the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee to advance to Thursday's semifinals (Thu, 31 May 2007 07:17:53 GMT)

Bush raises money for New Jersey Republicans
EDISON, N.J. (AP) - President Bush is doing his part to help New Jersey's cash-strapped Republican Party raise money. Bush appeared at a Wednesday night fund-raiser in Edison, raising $$675,000 for the state GOP, which lags far behind Democratic efforts in advance of the fall elections. (Thu, 31 May 2007 07:42:29 GMT)

European Stocks Advance on Fed Minutes; Nokia, BHP, E.ON Gain
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks rallied, following gains in the U.S. and Asia, after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated growth in the world's largest economy will accelerate. (Thu, 31 May 2007 07:45:36 GMT)

Iowa spellers advance, then falter
Iowa’s two spellers sailed through the first oral round of competition Wednesday in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, but were eliminated in a... (Thu, 31 May 2007 09:11:23 GMT)

Turn in old A.C. and get cool cash for saving energy
Staten Islanders are eligible to receive cash toward brand-new, energy-efficient air conditioners just by turning in their outdated electricity-guzzling models for recycling. (Thu, 31 May 2007 13:04:05 GMT)

Opponents of payday loan measure seek veto
Opponents of a hard-fought bill to limit the terms of high-interest loans are making a last-ditch attempt to get Gov Jim Gibbons to veto the plan. (Thu, 31 May 2007 13:43:19 GMT)

Bush raises money for New Jersey Republicans
EDISON, N.J. (AP) - President Bush is doing his part to help New Jersey's cash-strapped Republican Party raise money. Bush appeared at a Wednesday night fund-raiser in Edison, raising $$675,000 for the state GOP, which lags far behind Democratic efforts in advance of the fall elections. (Thu, 31 May 2007 14:36:27 GMT)

EUROPE MARKETS: European Shares Lifted By Fed Outlook, Cash return Plans
European shares rebounded on Thursday, more than offsetting the previous session's China-related losses, as investors welcomed reassuring comments on the U.S. economy from the Federal Reserve and as utility E.On and technology firm ASML traded sharply higher. (Thu, 31 May 2007 16:18:17 GMT)

Nasdaq leads advance
Stocks gained early Thursday afternoon, led by technology, as investors welcomed the latest round of deal-making and the morning's mostly upbeat batch of readings on the economy. (Thu, 31 May 2007 16:43:55 GMT)

U.S. Stocks Advance on M&A, Earnings; A.G. Edwards Shares Jump
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Takeovers and earnings that topped analysts' estimates sent U.S. stocks to a fourth straight day of gains, extending the market's record-breaking rally. (Thu, 31 May 2007 16:59:47 GMT)

Payday Advance Industry Implements First Stage of Changes to Educate and Protect Consumers Nationwide
Consumers will be better educated and frivolous advertising banned as the national trade association representing responsible payday lenders today has implemented mandatory changes to its Best Practices. These changes include measures to educate consumers on the appropriate use of payday advance as well as guidelines to ensure that member companies responsibly market the product. (Thu, 31 May 2007 17:19:00 GMT)

U.S. Technology Stocks Rally on Profits; Ciena, Novell Advance
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- Technology shares rallied on better- than-forecast earnings, helping the U.S. stock market complete its best May since 2003 and sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to a second straight record. (Thu, 31 May 2007 21:44:58 GMT)

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