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Nidec Announces Donation for Earthquake Relief in China
KYOTO, Japan, May 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Nidec Corporation (NYSE:NJ) announced today the Nidec Group has donated 20 million yen for the relief efforts in China's Sichuan province, which was hit by a devastating earthquake on Monday, May 12. The donation will be forwarded to the affected areas through the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Osaka, Japan.
Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- Port of Houston-Wide Job Fair Exceeds Expectations
HOUSTON, May 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- A number of port-related jobs may now be filled as 4,338 job seekers and more than 73 employers participated in the second Port of Houston-wide Job Fair at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. today. Event sponsors included the city of Houston Council District D; Greater Houston Partnership; Houston Community College System; Port of Houston Authority (PHA); West Gulf Maritime Association and The WorkSource.
National Corn Growers Association
Corn Growers Concerned by Big Food's Big Myths
ST. LOUIS, May 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Food companies and their surrogates continued their campaign today to take away one of the most important tools our country has to fight against rising gas costs -- ethanol. The food companies and their lobby group, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, continue to suggest that ethanol use is a key driver in the increasing costs of food.
Joy Global Inc.
Joy Global Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.15 Per Share
MILWAUKEE, May 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Joy Global Inc. (Nasdaq:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, announced today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.15 per share to be paid on June 19, 2008 to shareholders of record on June 5, 2008.
Spector Roseman Kodroff & Willis, P.C.
Spector Roseman & Kodroff, P.C. Announces Class Action Suit Against MGIC Investment Corporation
PHILADELPHIA, May 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- 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 Michigan, on behalf of all persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of MGIC Investment Corporation ("MGIC" or the "Company") (NYSE:MTG) during the period from February 6, 2007 through February 12, 2008 (the "Class Period").
Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc.
Shareholders Approve Hampton Roads Bankshares' Acquisition of Shore Financial Corporation
NORFOLK, Va. and ONLEY, Va., May 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- At their respective meetings held today, shareholders of Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:HMPR), the financial holding company for Bank of Hampton Roads, and Shore Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:SHBK), the financial holding company for Shore Bank, approved the merger of Shore Financial Corporation with and into Hampton Roads Bankshares.
LINN Energy, LLC
Linn Energy Hires New Chief Accounting Officer
HOUSTON, May 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Linn Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) announced today that, effective June 9, 2008, David B. Rottino will be joining Linn Energy as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Rottino has over 15 years of oil and gas accounting experience and is coming to Linn Energy from El Paso Corporation where he was Vice President and E&P Controller. Prior to El Paso Corporation, Mr. Rottino held positions as Assistant Controller for ConocoPhillips, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Burlington Resources Canada, and Director of Financial Analysis and Corporate Accounting for Burlington Resources, Inc. Mr. Rottino obtained his BBA from Texas Tech University, an MBA from Texas Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant.