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SPOT Rescue Alert: Ocean Kayaker Rescued Off Coast of Tasmania
MILPITAS, Calif., March 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Sea kayaker Derek Crook was rescued off of the west coast of Tasmania near the Pieman River after pressing the 9-1-1 button on his SPOT Satellite Messenger(tm). Crook, an experienced Canadian paddler, was attempting to circumnavigate Tasmania in a 36 day expedition when he was hit by rough seas near Conical Rocks and flung from his boat on a reef just off shore.
Joy Global Inc.
Joy Global Inc. Announces Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Operating Results
MILWAUKEE, March 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Joy Global Inc. (Nasdaq:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today reported first quarter fiscal year 2008 results. Orders were $870 million, up 54 percent from $565 in the prior year period on continued demand from the international markets and improving conditions in the U.S. coal market. Net sales for the quarter were $640 million versus $560 million in the prior year period, an increase of 14 percent. Operating income totaled $111 million in the first quarter, or 17.4 percent of sales, versus $94 million and 16.8 percent of sales last year. Net income increased to $71 million in the quarter compared to $60 million in the prior year. Earnings from continuing operations increased 25 percent to $0.64 per diluted share, while income from discontinued operations added $0.01 per diluted share.
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
PacSun February Total Sales Increase Seven Percent; Same Stores Sales Increase Six Percent
ANAHEIM, Calif., March 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSUN) today reported that total sales for the four weeks of fiscal February ending March 1, 2008 were $77.6 million, an increase of seven percent over total sales of $72.5 million during the same period last year. PacSun same-store sales increased six percent during the same period.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
JetBlue Now Serving 20 Caribbean Routes: Nonstop Flights Between Orlando and the Dominican Republic Begin Today
ORLANDO, Fla., March 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq:JBLU) today kicks off its 20th route between the United States and the Caribbean/Atlantic region with the only daily nonstop service between Orlando, Fla., and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. America's leading low-fare, high-value airline will spread its wings again March 13 with the launch of Orlando's only daily nonstop service to Cancun, Mexico. JetBlue offers more Caribbean flights and destinations from Orlando than any other airline.
Unique Pizza and Subs
Unique Pizza and Subs Wins Best Pizza in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, March 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation (Pink Sheets:UPZS), a Delaware Corporation, is pleased to announce that our Monroeville, PA store recently won the "Best Pizza in Town" contest!!! The annual and hugely successful Teen Oasis club of Monroeville/Pitcairn, PA, a non-profit organization, held a fun-filled evening with a combination Battle of the Bands and Best Pizza Contests. Several hundred people from the local community showed up for the food and entertainment. The criteria defined the type, size, style, toppings, etc., for the pizzas entered. Each company entree was to include three (3) pizza types: cheese, sausage and pepperoni.