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FLIR Systems to Release Third Quarter 2008 Results on Thursday, October 23, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:FLIR) today announced that it plans to release financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008 at approximately 7:30 a.m. EDT (4:30 a.m. PDT) on Thursday, October 23, 2008. FLIR Systems has scheduled a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. PDT) that morning to discuss its results for the quarter.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
NASDAQ OMX Announces Mid-Month Open Short Interest Positions in NASDAQ OMX Stocks as of Settlement Date September 15, 2008
NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of September 15, 2008, short interest in 2,615 NASDAQ Global Market(sm) securities totaled 9,887,521,820 shares compared with 9,795,107,997 shares in 2,624 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of August 29, 2008. The mid-September short interest represents 5.21 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 5.39 days for the prior reporting period.
Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc.
Theodore H. Butz Joins Aventine's Board
PEKIN, Ill., Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AVR), a leading producer, marketer and end-to-end provider of clean renewable energy, today announced that Theodore "Ted" H. Butz has been appointed to its Board of Directors. With this appointment, Aventine's Board will increase from eight members to nine. Mr. Butz will be a member of the Board's audit and nominating and corporate governance committees.
First Business Financial Services, Inc.
First Business Financial Services Announces Dividend
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FBIZ) announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.07 per share. The 2008 annualized dividend amount of $0.28 per share is an increase of 7.7% from 2007. The cash dividend is payable on October 15, 2008 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 1, 2008.
Klayman & Toskes P.A.
Notice From the Securities Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes to All Investors Who Purchased Morgan Keegan and Regions Financial Corp.'s Bond Mutual Funds -- RHY, RMH, RMA, RSF
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Securities Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. (http://www.nasd-law.com) announced today that it filed an arbitration claim against Morgan Keegan and Regions Financial Corp., with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's ("FINRA") Office of Dispute Resolution. The lawsuit seeks damages for losses sustained in four closed end funds: RMK Multi-Sector High Income Fund (NYSE:RHY), RMK High Income Fund (NYSE:RMH), RMK Advantage Income Fund (NYSE:RMA) and RMK Strategic Income Fund (NYSE:RSF). According to the Statement of Claim, the Claimants lost money in these Funds due to Morgan Keegan's false and misleading statements about the Funds' risk tolerance and asset allocation, as well as the lack of diversification. Further, the Claim alleges that Morgan Keegan violated Rule 10b-5 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as the applicable state securities act, as a result of the firm's misrepresentations and omissions in connection with its sale of the securities to the Claimants.
Competitive Technologies, Inc.
Competitive Technologies' Bone Biomaterial Attracts Additional Investment for Soteira
FAIRFIELD, Conn., Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Competitive Technologies, Inc. (AMEX:CTT) today announced that Soteira Inc., has completed a second fund raise for a total of approximately $18 million in Series A and B financing. Massachusetts-based Soteira, a privately-held developer of treatment systems for compressed vertebral fractures, is the exclusive licensee to manufacture, use and sell products using CTT's nanoparticle bone biomaterial compound for applications related to the human spine. The funds raised by Soteira will be used for clinical testing of the compound and Soteira's unique application device.
NIRI Boston Chapter
The R. Scott Higgins Memorial Scholarship Fund Sponsors NIRI Boston's Knowledge Development Series
BOSTON, Sept. 24, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The R. Scott Higgins Memorial Scholarship Fund (the "Higgins Fund") announced today it will be the 2008-2009 sponsor of the Boston Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute's ("NIRI Boston") Knowledge Development Series ("KDS"). KDS is an award-winning, innovative educational program developed by NIRI Boston to provide basic instruction by senior investor relations officers in fundamental aspects of investor relations to practitioners new to the field or those who practice in financial or communications areas adjacent to investor relations.