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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to http://pennystockpaycheck.com for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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Yum Brands hit by slower China sales

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Sales at existing locations in China will drop by 6% in the fourth quarter, the Kentucky-based company said in a brief filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Yum shares drop on slack China sales

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Sales at existing locations in China will drop by 4% in the quarter, the Kentucky-based company said.

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Computer Services, Inc. (CSVI: OTC Link) | Home Country News Release – CSI Supports Kentucky Economic Growth with Metro Bank

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Computer Services, Inc. has filed a Home Country News Release – CSI Supports Kentucky Economic Growth with Metro Bank To view the full release click here (link to PDF).

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Yum’s great growth overseas: Not over yet

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As the parent company of fast-food chains Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, Yum Brands has grabbed a piece of the best growth story of the decade.

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Obama again struggles in southern primaries – USA TODAY

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Obama again struggles in southern primaries
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By David Jackson, USA TODAY Obama carried only 58% of the vote in yesterday's Kentucky Democratic primary — against 42% for “uncommitted” delegates to the national convention; “uncommitted” actually out-polled the president in 67 of Kentucky's 120
Arkansas, Kentucky primaries pose challenge for ObamaFox 13 Now – Salt Lake City
Arkansas, Kentucky Voters Stun GOP Establishment – and President ObamaSouthern Political Report
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Kentucky Derby Mystery: Body Discovered Being Investigated as Homicide – Fox News

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Kentucky Derby Mystery: Body Discovered Being Investigated as Homicide
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A horse is seen in it's stable as the sun rises at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A man's body discovered in the stable area of Churchill Downs on Sunday has police investigating
Kentucky Derby Mystery: Body Found and Identified, Cops Say There Is Evidence ABC News
Foul play suspected in Churchill Downs deathCNN International
Race to the Preakness Is Filled With CautionNew York Times
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Kentucky wins Bluegrass State battle over Louisville – Los Angeles Times

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Kentucky wins Bluegrass State battle over Louisville
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Anthony Davis has 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Wildcats to a 69-61 victory over the Cardinals in an NCAA tournament semifinal. Kentucky forward Terrence Jones, left, and center Anthony Davis (23) combine to block a shot by
Late surge carries Kentucky past Louisville into title gameUSA TODAY
Kentucky holds off feisty LouisvilleFOXSports.com
Kentucky off to Title Game, Beats Louisville 69-61ABC News
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Kentucky crushes Baylor; Kansas stops UNC in Elite Eight

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Kentucky could’ve cut the nets down at halftime.
Actually, the Wildcats probably would’ve been good skipping the ceremony altogether.

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Every open spending data site in the US ranked and listed

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US states have been ranked on their online access to government spending data, with Texas and Kentucky top of the list. See what the rest reveals

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The Follow the Money 2012 report has this week revealed the good news that more US states are being open about their public spending by publishing their transactions on their websites. It has also exposed the states of Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Montana and Wyoming that are keeping their finances behind a password protected wall or are just not publishing at all.

A network of US Public Interest Research Groups (US PIRGs) which produced the report, revealed that 46 states now “allow residents to access checkbook-level information about government expenditures online”.

The checkbook means a digital copy of who receives state money, how much, and for what purpose. Perhaps to make sense of this ‘checkbook’ concept it’s useful to compare US and UK public finance transparency.

In the UK councils have been publishing lists of their spending over £500 for just over a year. This is mostly monthly, mostly in spreadsheets, and the data can be anything from a list of suppliers and amount paid on a particular date to much more detailed accounts of spending.

The government site Direct Gov provides a service to look up your local council’s spending data. Websites like Openly Local and Open Spending gather and are making sense of the UK council spending collectively.

There are sticky difficulties interpreting the data though: it’s often not clear if it is payment in advance and repayments will be made at a future date and it’s often not clear what a payment is for. We detailed these problems in this datablog post shortly after the first wave of local council transparency. This is not to diminish the potential of this data.

This is just the UK way.

In the US the best states are producing a checkbook tool which gives users the ability to monitor state spending in almost real-time because the data is updated nightly.

But more than that the checkbook allows users to see the exact amounts paid to the vendor, without mixing in contracts that are in the form of pre-purchase orders or term contracts.

The Follow the Money 2012 report found Texas and Kentucky to be leading examples of states who are accountable to their citizens. Kentucky lost some points in the grading as checkbook-level spending information is not downloadable, but aggregate expenditure information by department or type of goods or service was.

The value of good transparency is illustrated by some nice examples in the report.

when Minnesota began to require agencies to submit reports on the performance of subsidized projects, the reports revealed that numerous projects were receiving assistance from two or more funding sources—that is, Minnesota tax-payers were sometimes double- and triple- paying for the creation of the same jobs. After the centralized publication of those reports, the double-dipping stopped.

Here’s the key data from the report with links to all the states’ websites. Let us know what you think to the ranking and what you’d like to see in the UK.

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UPDATE 2-Tornado-ravaged areas hit by snowstorm, cold temperatures – Chicago Tribune

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UPDATE 2-Tornado-ravaged areas hit by snowstorm, cold temperatures
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(Updates with security measures, more quotes from residents) By John D. Stoll WEST LIBERTY, Ky., March 5 (Reuters) – A winter snow storm added to the woes on Monday of tornado-struck Indiana and Kentucky, dropping several inches of snow on the ravaged
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