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Sempra Energy, Southern California Gas Co., Pacific Enterprises to Withdraw Pacific Stock Exchange Listings
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) today announced that, to reduce costs, the company voluntarily is withdrawing the listing of its common stock and subsidiaries Southern California Gas Co. and Pacific Enterprises, their preferred stocks, on NYSE Arca, Inc., formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange.
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
HCC Notes Meet Criteria for Conversion in First Quarter
HOUSTON, Jan. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) is issuing this release under the required notice provisions of its convertible notes. Based upon its share performance during the fourth quarter 2006, its originally issued and exchanged 2.00% Convertible Notes due 2021 and its 1.30% Convertible Notes due 2023 (collectively, the "Notes") are available for conversion under the terms of their respective Indentures during the first quarter 2007.
MDwise Acquires IU Health Plan; Grows Membership by over 110K
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MDwise on Jan. 1, 2007, acquired IU Health Plan (IUHP) from IU Health, Inc. (commonly known as IU Medical Group Primary Care or IUMG), through the purchase of all of IUHP's issued and outstanding stock. Shortly after the acquisition, IUHP was merged with and into MDwise, leaving MDwise as the sole surviving entity. MDwise will, as a result of the merger, assume IUHP's Indiana HMO license and become a party to the Hoosier Healthwise contract with the State of Indiana. MDwise focuses exclusively on Hoosier Healthwise recipients and is the only non-profit Medicaid health plan headquartered in the State.
Bodisen Biotech Receives Preliminary Determination From Amex
SHAANXI, China, Jan. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Bodisen Biotech, Inc. (AMEX:BBC) (LSE:BODI) (website: www.bodisen.com) today announced that on January 4, 2007 it received a letter from the American Stock Exchange, LLC ("Amex") indicating that the Amex has determined that the Company has made a reasonable demonstration of its ability to regain compliance with continued listing standards by no later than the timely filing of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2006 or April 17, 2007 ("Plan Period End Date"). As stated previously, the Amex has determined that the Company is not in compliance with certain Amex continued listing standards. The Company's securities will continue to be listed on the Amex during this period pursuant to an extension.
American National, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and United Life Adopt Beacon's AnnuityNexus Sales Support System
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Beacon Research, the leading source of fixed annuity data and related software tools, today announced that its AnnuityNexus Sales Support System has been adopted by American National Insurance Co., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and United Life Insurance Co. The web-based System provides wholesalers and retention teams with immediate access to accurate, comprehensive information on competing products, enabling increased sales, more rep satisfaction and improved operating efficiency.
Really Neat Stuff Inc.
HandStands, a Top Producer and Seller of Mouse Pads Worldwide, to Market Really Neat Stuff, Inc.'s `Pieceless Puzzle' Mouse Pads
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Really Neat Stuff, Inc. ("RNS") recently signed a 3-year licensing agreement with HandStands(r) for the production, distribution and sale of RNS' Pieceless Puzzle as mouse pads to the computer accessory, office and promotional markets. RNS designed the Pieceless Puzzle, and Handstands is one of the world's first and foremost manufacturers and marketers of mouse pads. The Pieceless Puzzle mouse pad is a "two-in-one" product -- it serves as a soft mouse mat, which can have a custom image, and it's a fun puzzle with all the pieces attached, so there's no risk of a lost piece.