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Medicare Rx Access Network of New York
Survey Assesses New Medicare Drug Program
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Four out of five seniors who have voluntarily signed up for the Medicare prescription drug program are satisfied with their coverage, according to a new survey commissioned by the Medicare Rx Education Network and conducted by KRC Research. A majority of these seniors report feeling better off than they were before and that they are saving money.
SmallCap Sentinel: Affordable Fashion Is On Target
IRVINE, Calif., April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- "The proliferation of brands once thought of as ultra-exclusive into the mainstream (see affordable) marketplace could very well change the fashion industry forever," said SmallCap Sentinel analyst D.R. Clark. "With a Coach bag seemingly on everyone's arm from age three to 93 and with leading designers hooking up with discount retailer Target, the times they are a changin'. Coach has made its mark by putting chic within reach, with shops in top malls AND discount outlets."
Automotive Recruitment Systems, LLC
Automotive Job Seekers Prefer to Apply Directly to Employer Websites Prompting AutomotiveEmployers.com Launch
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Increasing numbers of automotive job seekers are opting to apply directly to jobs posted on the website career centers of automotive businesses rather than job boards and print ads according to Tony Radoci, president of Automotive Recruitment Systems, LLC, an online recruitment solutions consulting firm focused on the automotive world and operator of the recently launched AutomotiveEmployers.com (www.AutomotiveEmployers.com). "At the same time, automotive employers are excited by this development as they become increasingly aware that their company's website should be their most effective recruitment tool," added Radoci.
Blyth, Inc. Announces Semi-Annual Cash Dividend
GREENWICH, Conn, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH), a leading designer and marketer of home decor and home fragrance products, today announced that it has declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.23 per share on the Company's common stock for the six months ended January 31, 2006. This represents an increase of $0.02 per share, or approximately 10%, above the semi-annual dividend paid for the comparable period last year and an equal amount to the semi-annual dividend paid in November 2005. The dividend, authorized at the April 4, 2006 Board of Directors meeting, will be payable to shareholders of record as of May 1, 2006, and will be paid on May 15, 2006.
Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C.
Spector, Roseman & Kodroff, P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Merge Technologies, Inc. -- MRGE
PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The law firm of Spector, Roseman & Kodroff, P.C. announces that a securities class action lawsuit was commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Merge Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Merge Healthcare ("Merge" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:MRGE) between August 2, 2005 through March 16, 2006, inclusive (the "Class Period").
What Utility Program Often Has More Sign-Ups Than Any Other? Direct Load Control, Reveals New Chartwell Report
ATLANTA, April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Load control programs - such as cycling of residential customers' air conditioners - are quite successful at many utilities. Proprietary Chartwell research of more than 70 utilities across North America reveals that of all the products/services that utilities offer, consumers signed up for residential load control at the highest rates. The average participation rate for utility A/C cycling programs is about 15% and the median is about 11% according to Chartwell's latest research report, Utility Load Control Programs. Chartwell research also shows that about one-third of North American utilities cycle residential air conditioners. Typically about 1 MW per 1,000 customers enrolled can be cycled.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Toyota Makes $1 Million Grant to Society of Automotive Engineers Foundation
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Toyota is pleased to announce a $1 million grant to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Foundation to support their Centennial Campaign, Inspiring a New Generation. Toyota has been a proud sponsor of the SAE Foundation for the past 14 years, and with this grant has contributed more than $2.5 million dollars to SAE's A World in Motion program, an innovative, hands-on math and science curriculum for students in grades 4 - 10.