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MoneyLine – End of Fiscal Year 2051 – Part 2

Welcome to Moneyline, business news! Tracking the biggest, best and worst trends in the big business around the world.

aresAres announced a new R&D program for it's Security and Law Enforcement product division. Propelled by the surprise unveiling of a fully functional vehicle-mounted laser at this years LES conference, it received mass praise from the community. Although the item is prohibitively expensive at this time for most law enforcement units at 400k nuyen per unit, the appearance of a live model ready for purchase was a boon to the military hardware mega corps stock prices. Given the strong competition presented this year from other corporations such as Saeder-Krupp, Ares ended the fiscal year with a strong overall showing.

Also featured prominently in this years fiscal report,. Knight Errant continues to dominate in private and corporate security contracts overall major rival Lone Star Security. The security provider arm of Ares boasts the best trained, equipped and experience security experts in the industry, with top results. Looking to branch out however, Knight Errant has been engaged in ongoing battles with Lone Star over municipal contracts in the security and law enforcement areas all year. The most notable being the coveted Seattle-Tacoma LEO contract, with the Austin, CAS company retaining control of the city law enforcement and order.

Industry experts note that Lone Star won the battle over the Pacific Northwest, but at a high cost that may prove fatal in the longer war with Knight Errant. It remains to be seen if Lone Star can fullfill some of the promises it made in this contract. City officials demanded that Lone Star do more to reduce gang violence through the city and make inroads on the ailing Redmond district. Redmond in particular is going to prove most challenging, the district was recently the scene of a string of grisly serial killings and the murder of a Black Forest Embassy employee. It's anyone's game, and Knight-Errant division of Ares is poised to make a huge mark on the world this year.

renrakuRenraku continues in a dominant role in the software computer industry. The release of Renraku's breakthrough Semi-Autonomous Knowbot software early in the fiscal year was a a massive boost to the company and pushed them forward into clear prominence over long-time rivals Fuchi and Yamatetsu. The replacement of Devon Eurich (named “The World's Most-Sought Matrix Developer” five years running by Moneyline and CentraSoft Alliance) as head of the Cybersoftware division in Renraku caused some small disturbances in stock prices near the close of the year. However Renraku was quick to assure stockholders that the change was to allow Mr. Eurich more time for development and that he was still an employee of the company.

On the computer engineering and hardware sales side, Renraku has seen very minor growth this year compared to last and was under internal projections. The stagnation can be attributed to Fuchi's incredible marketing and sales of it's Cyber 3, 5 and 7 models which have dominate large portions of the low, middle and high end markets for cyberdecks. Industry experts also attribute the construction delays on their new flagship office and production facility (the Seattle Arcology of Renraku) to the under performing sales.

The Renraku Arcology is the most impressive and ambitious structure of it's type, capable of housing 100-200,000 employees in total comfort, with it's own internalized food and power production. Not to mention some of the most state of the art laboratories and assembly lines in the industry. When complete, it will provide R&D, implementation, testing and production all under one roof to Renraku's growing North American markets.

Renraku's assembly lines are scheduled to begin going online late this year, with full construction completed by 2053.

MoneyLine Business News is required to disclose that it is owned by MoneyLine Consultants Inc, a subsidiary of Renraku Industries and Computing.

MoneyLine – End of Fiscal Year 2051 – Part 1

Welcome to Moneyline, business news! Tracking the biggest, best and worst trends in the big business around the world.

YamatetsuYamatetsu revealed today new expansion plans – a new regional office and division in the Russian Consortium. This is part of Yamatetsu's new decade-long “Brave New Pioneer” directive to bring the Yamatetsu name and products to untouched markets. Russia remains one of the most challenging large markets for the Big Eight to break into, due to political instability following the Euro Wars and local protectionist laws. It remains to be seen if the move will be profitable to the company over time.

Overall Yamatetsu closed out the fiscal year with a firm lead in the fields BioTech and Chemical against primary competitior Shiawase, with stock prices remaining relatively stable due to economic uncertainty over the Russian Consortium.

saederkruppSaeder Krupp shook the world during their production expansion announcements this week as the details of the locations came to the light. The first factor is being constructed as an expansion to their existing building the North Rhine-Ruhr Metro area. A second one is being constructed as part of the Saarland-North Sea reclamation project. The North Sea reclamation project was founded as a coalition of local corporations and the North German League. Alongside the factory would be a new Arkoblock for employees to be built on the once-fatally polluted flats. Allied German analysts praised Saeder Krupp for their forward-thinking move, and encouraged other members of reclamation project to do the same.

The third location caused a major political incident when SK announced they would be building their next big expansion in the Los Angeles area. Saeder-Krupp and Aztechnology are both forbidden from operating inside the borders of the California Free State. Officials in Sacramento were unavailable for comment.

Although Los Angeles was given independent nation status by California following the Inferno Riots in 2046, it was given conditional on the Free City upholding the same law regarding international corps as the father nation. Officials in the free city contended that the agreement was made under duress and thus invalid. Whether the deal will continue forward depends on California and the global court.

Saeder Krupp posted record profits for the end of fiscal year, citing their expansion and acquisitions efforts across Europe, as well as new efforts in the Americas. However fierce competition from Ares and Aztechnology have stymied growth efforts in military tech, with stagnation in key areas related to SK weapon sales. Majority shareholder and Great Dragon Lofwyr is expected to make a company wide announcement addressing these failures later next week.

KSAF Evening News – Bloodbath End

SeattleNewsWelcome once again to KSAF! I’m George Neal with the Seattle-Tacoma evening news.

Four weeks after his reign of terror began in the most disadvantaged Seatac district, the Redmond slasher was finally located in the late afternoon by Lone Star forces. Lone Star Police Chief Clark Addler reported this to us in a press conference moments ago.

“Based on evidence from the prior murders and local tips, we were able to run our final suspect in the Redmond Slasher to ground late this afternoon. The man opened fire when officers approached and requested that he stand down. As the criminal refused to surrender, Lone Star was forced to take lethal action to end the shootout.”

“Fatalities in the line of duty are something that Lone Star strives to avoid. It is tragic for the families and friends of those killed by this criminal that they will never know justice or satisfaction of seeing this person in court. But at least the citizens of Seattle can rest easy.”

Chief Addler declined to identify their suspect, stating it was impossible at this time.

“The individual was clearly mentally disturbed. Due to being a member of the SINless, establishing a clear identity will take some weeks. This man was a product of the unfortunate conditions he was forced to live in. I urge everyone in the wake of this tragedy to work in their communities and charities to help our areas like the Barrens so the SINless might someday no longer live as they do.”

We here at KSAF extend our humblest appreciation to the brave men and women of the Lone Star.

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In business news, negotiations for the Seattle-Tacoma Law Enforcement contract came to an end, with Lone Star continuing to service the region. The Governor office contends that although Knight Errant had a very impressive proposal and road map, they declined the offer because Ares (owner of Knight Errant) refused to compromise regarding current employees. Specifically Knight Errant would not guarantee that the 50,000 SeaTac residents currently contracted to Lone Star would be able to re-up with Knight Errant should the service contract be transferred.

However as a result of the negotiations, SeaTac city council vetoed a ten year renewal, opting to allow a second chance for the rival security and law enforcement company in 2055.

Ares CEO Damien Knight was approached on the red carpet for the Denver nightclub 'Weekday Eclipse' was asked today, when asked to comment "No surprise that Governor Schultz opted to continue the cities long relationship with Lone Star, despite their slipping performance. It's well known that Lone Star contributes heavily to Governor Schultz campaign."

In other news, Ms. Smiths' fifth grade class from Bellevue goes on a tour of City Hall was a splendid event in Seattle continuing education....

Business News Report – 1

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Knight Errant (a division of Ares Macrotechnology) once again presented a bid, for the coveted and soon to expire contract for Seattle metropolitan area law enforcement. Though Knight Errant made a very ambitious offer, word from the office of Governor's Marilyn Schultz is that Lone Star will once again be receiving contract renewal. The Governor's office cited Lone Stars' excellent track record and known quality of service over the last ten years, in opting to renew the contract.

Renraku Corp, best known for it's top of the line communication, advanced computing software and cybernetic devices, announced today it was making a change of department leadership. Cybersoftware division head Devon Eurich is to be replaced by Vanessa Cliber, second ranked member of the division.

Devon Eurich, who headed the prestigious division through last year's release of Renraku's newest and most popular product - Semi-Autonomous Knowbots - was not available for comment. However Renraku officials stated that the change in leadership in no way reflected on Mr. Eurich's performance, only that they are refocusing the division and feel that Cliber's leadership would be better suited to the new direction. Eurich is remaining a member of Renraku directly under Ms. Cliber and will be contributing heavily to all future projects.

Gaeatronics announced that it's second clean fusion for Seattle is nearly up to 100% capacity. The new plant was constructed to provide power to the expanding populace of the metroplex, as well as nearby Salish council communities, has been slow to reach full production capacity. However after minor delays, the plant is now functioning in tolerances and is ready for business.

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