OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 10, 2014) – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Producers who have been unable to sell their crops due to rail transportation challenges now have more time to repay their 2013 cash advances under the Advance Payments Program (APP). Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced a Stay of Default on the repayment of advances for producers who received an advance on their 2013 crops through the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA).

The six-month Stay of Default, which extends to March 31, 2015, was granted at the request of the CCGA to provide producers with more time to repay their outstanding advances. Producers will...

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July 17–A Seminole County woman accused of using her employers money for theme-park tickets, tanning sessions and other expenses turned herself in Wednesday evening.

Tisha Krutsinger, 40, of Longwood was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach after she turned herself in shortly after 6 pm

She allegedly ripped off a DeBary doctor,

Humberto Dominguez, for more than $136,149 when she managed finances at his office.

Krutsinger, the doctors office manager since August 2011, was fired in May.

Then investigators called...

Chapter 13 bankruptcy is, in short, a repayment plan that you set up with the court in which you agree to pay back a portion of your loan, normally based on you income size and various debt. You will still owe the remainder of your student loans when you come out of bankruptcy, but you can try at this point to discharge the remainder based on undue hardship. While you are repaying through the bankruptcy court, there will be no collection actions taken against you.

Unfortunately, Chapter 13 can take around three to five years to process and it stays on your record for ten years, which can make it difficult to maintain a good credit score and can prevent you from getting beneficial credit....

When you consider all the possible variables size, market share, working capital, running costs and more its obvious that no two businesses are exactly the same.

Every small business owner has a unique set of circumstances and specific requirements to consider before making decisions that are right for their business. Its no surprise, then, that when it comes to business financing, theres no one magic solution that will suit every companys needs. Rather, business owners should ask themselves the right kind of questions in order to secure the right kind of finance. Here are the main ones to consider.

1. What kind of financing is available?

Despite the range of lending...

South Arkansas bankruptcies by county, according to the US Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Arkansas:

Columbia

Marsha Danielle Carter, A/K/A Marsha Doss, 300 Willow St., Magnolia; Chapter 13; bankruptcy filed July 11. Assets, $10,050. Liabilities, $77,527.

Lafayette

Steven E. Freese, 496 Lafayette 43, Buckner; Chapter 13; bankruptcy filed July 14.

Nevada

Cynthia N. Jackson, 1178 Nevada 17, Rosston; Chapter 13; bankruptcy filed July 14.

Ouachita

Willie James Ross and Cloteil Smith Ross, 1532 Richview, Camden; Chapter 7; bankruptcy filed July 9.

Clayton Daniel Williams, A/K/A Clay Williams and Cynthia Jo Williams, A/K/A Cynthia...

A recently shuttered Shockoe Bottom restaurant has declared bankruptcy.

Arcadia at 1700 E. Main St., which operated through Arcadia Partners LLC, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 11, according to federal court records.

Arcadia shut down on June 22, the filing shows.

The business closed with $264,000 in debt. It owed $14,000 to its landlord, and other creditors include food and equipment vendors and utility providers. It also owed $12,000 in Richmond city meals taxes and more than $14,000 in state and federal taxes.

Its assets consist of about $44,000 in restaurant equipment.

The HY22 index was down around 3/4 of a point to 107.86, according to Tradeweb, while stocks also sank and the VIX index - Wall Street’s fear gauge - rose 3.5 points to 14.54.

“The Malaysia Airlines crash is a bit of a concern, but the overnight move is what people are set up for here,” said one high-yield investor.

He said more volatility would likely come Friday in Europe, where markets were closed before the crash, with an expected uptick in protection buying and defensive securities.

New US sanctions against Russia and orders from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to begin a ground offensive in Gaza added to the pressure on markets.

“One...

Debt sucks.

Credit card debt really sucks.

Ive seen some unbelievable balances over the years. Besides racking up huge balances on your cards, and living like youre Ritchie Rich, there are several whopper mistakes you will want to avoid.

What are the whopper credit card mistakes you should avoid?

1. Using your credit card for cash advances. This is a big mistake. The interest rates on cash advances are typically higher than that for everyday purchase. In fact, they are huge. You may be able to get a better deal from a loan shark. Im serious, these rates are in excess of 21-24%! Weve all seen the examples of how long it takes to pay off debt at regular rates. Can you imagine...

Four bankruptcy categories listed are: Chapter 7, bankruptcy involving liquidation of nonexempt assets; Chapter 11, plan permitting reorganization of financial affairs under court supervision for an individual engaged in business or for a company (asset and liability schedules are not always filed with initial petition); Chapter 12, plan permitting farmers and ranchers to reorganize their financial affairs under court supervision (asset and liability schedules are not always filed with initial petition); Chapter 13, bankruptcy that provides a plan for repaying a portion of debts over an extended time.

Charles L. Gabel Revocable Trust, Core Bank Trust, A Division of Core Bank, Omaha,...

First Cash Reports Second Quarter Earnings Per Share of $0.55; Growth in Pawn Receivables and Retail Sales Drive Solid Results; Company Reaffirms Second Half EBITDA Growth of 17% to 20%

July 17, 2014: 06:00 AM ET

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCFS), a leading international operator of retail pawn stores in the U.S. & Mexico, today announced revenue, net income and earnings per share for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014. The growth in revenue and earnings continued to be driven by the Company’s pawn operations in both the U.S. and Mexico. The Company also reaffirmed its earnings per share...