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Wisconsin bill would crack down on payday lenders, 1st Ld-Writethru, APFN

May 28, 2009 12:32 pm | by RYAN J. FOLEY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers announced a bill on Thursday that would curb the growing and virtually unregulated payday lending industry in the state.The plan would prohibit lenders from charging more than 36...

HemaCare Board Re-Elected and Gerber Named Chairman

May 28, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.hemacare.com () —HemaCare Corporation (OTCBB: HEMA) announced at its annual meeting of shareholders yesterday, all HemaCare Corporation board members were re-elected by shareholders. Subsequently, the board...

Silver Eagle Shareholders Approve Arrangement With Excellon

May 28, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Silver Eagle Mines Inc. (TSX: SEG) and Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) announced today that Silver Eagle shareholders have approved the plan of arrangement transaction with Excellon Resources Inc.At a meeting of Silver...

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Wash. state economist: Signs of recession's end, APFN

May 28, 2009 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state's chief economist sees more signs that the recession could be nearing an end in Washington.Nationally, many experts say the recession could end later this year.In a preliminary report released...

New Lincoln letter added to archives, 4th Ld-Writethru, US

May 28, 2009 12:31 pm | by NATASHA T. METZLER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives on Thursday added to its collection a short letter written by President Abraham Lincoln to help an ousted U.S. Mint director who was the son-in-law of a Republican senator.In the new...

Home Depot recalls some patio umbrellas, US

May 28, 2009 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of certain patio umbrellas by Home Depot Inc. on Thursday, saying there is a risk that they can tip over and cause injury.The recall...

Meltdown 101: GM vs. Chrysler bankruptcy

May 28, 2009 12:26 pm | by STEPHEN MANNING - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was Chrysler. Now General Motors looks headed for bankruptcy court.The nation's largest automaker is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection within days, as part of a new government...

Hawaii offers tax amnesty program, 1st Ld-Writethru, HI

May 28, 2009 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — The state is offering a tax amnesty program for the first time, joining several other states that are trying to replenish their coffers.Tax Fresh Start, which began Wednesday and runs through June 26, allows...

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HL:Aid expert says only pennies of foreign money reaching Afghans@

May 28, 2009 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY — An international aid expert says only pennies from each dollar being sent to Afghanistan are actually reaching the people who need help.Marco Vicenzino says he is appalled by the inefficiency of humanitarian aid...

Decorated pilot, GOP stalwart George Parker dies, MO

May 28, 2009 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — George W. Parker, a decorated World War II bomber pilot who helped rebuild the Missouri Republican party, has died.They 86-year-old Parker died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Columbia.Parker served...

Report chronicles abuse of federal travel cards, US

May 28, 2009 12:26 pm | by JIM ABRAMS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Laser eye surgery may improve one's visual horizons, but it doesn't qualify as a travel expense, a congressional office says in a report on abuses of the federal travel card system.The Congressional...

Abington Bancorp, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

May 28, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Abington Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ABBC) announced today that its Board of Directors at their meeting on May 27, 2009, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share on the common stock of the Company...

Minn. public takes crack at fixing deficit, 3rd Ld-Writethru, MN

May 28, 2009 12:25 pm | by MARTIGA LOHN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesotans are looking everywhere from liquor sales on Sunday to racetrack gambling to bring more money into the state budget. Others want to save on items as big as entire government programs and as...

Colonial BancGroup Announces Retirement of Robert Lowder, Chairman, CEO and President Business Editors

May 28, 2009 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 28, 2009-- The Colonial BancGroup, Inc. (NYSE: CNB) announced today that Robert E. Lowder, Chairman, Director, CEO and President is retiring. Mr. Lowder's retirement will become...

Kan. sen. opposes Gitmo detainees at Leavenworth, 2nd Ld-Writethru, KS

May 28, 2009 12:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Residents have made it clear to U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts that they don't want Guantanamo Bay detainees moved to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth.Roberts quickly agreed with participants in a town...

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