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Izard Nobel LLP
Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against National City Corporation
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Schatz Nobel Izard P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of National City Corporation ("National City" or the "Company") (NYSE:NCC) during the between April 30, 2007 and January 2, 2008 (the "Class Period").
Stull, Stull & Brody
Stull, Stull & Brody Announces Investigation On Behalf of Participants and Beneficiaries of the MGIC Investment Corporation 401(k) Plan
NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Stull, Stull & Brody today announced that it has commenced an investigation relating to the 401(k) defined contribution retirement plans of MGIC Investment Corporation ("MGIC" or the "Company") (NYSE:MTG). Among other things, Stull, Stull & Brody is investigating whether fiduciaries of the MGIC 401(k) plans may have violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") by failing to disclose the Company's true operating condition to participants and beneficiaries of the plans (including by failing to maintain proper standards and controls relating to the insuring of collateralized debt obligations), by offering MGIC stock as an investment option under the plans when it was not prudent to do so, and/or by allowing an imprudent overconcentration of Company stock in the Company's 401(k) plans.
Pleasure With Benefits: The Coffee Paradox -- Discover the Positive and Healthy Effects That Coffee Can Have On Your Body
SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- For centuries, coffee drinking has been an important ritual for millions of people worldwide. There have been numerous published articles and books about caffeine, but not many shine light on the relationship between coffee and health. Dr. Roseane Santos and Dr. Darcy Lima take on the vital task of informing everyone -- especially coffee drinkers -- that coffee is not just caffeine, but also a healthy drink for all. It's time to learn more about Coffee: The Revolutionary Drink for Pleasure and Health -- from the crop to the cup -- in a new book that wages an insightful, fascinating study on what is perhaps history's greatest beverage.
QCR Holdings, Inc.
QCR Holdings, Inc. Announces Significantly Improved Earnings Results for 2007
MOLINE, Ill., Jan. 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- QCR Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:QCRH) today announced earnings for 2007 of $5.8 million, and diluted earnings per share for common shareholders of $1.02, compared to earnings of $2.8 million or $.57 in diluted earnings per share in 2006. These results reflect an increase of $3.0 million in net income and $0.45 per share over 2006 results, improvements of 106% and 79%, respectively.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
CenterPoint Energy Raises Quarterly Dividend 7 Percent
HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:CNP) board of directors today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.1825 per share of common stock payable on March 10, 2008, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2008. This represents more than a seven percent increase over the $0.17 per common share quarterly dividends paid by the company in 2007.