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Newtek Business Services Inc.
Newtek Business Services Co-Founder Jeffrey Rubin Resigns
NEW YORK, March 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Newtek Business Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEWT) (www.newtekbusinessservices.com), a provider of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market, announced today that Jeffrey Rubin, co-founder of Newtek Business Services, Inc., has resigned as President and a Director of the Company to pursue personal and professional business interests. Mr. Rubin's resignation is effective today. Mr. Rubin will continue his relationship with Newtek as a consultant to the Company, and currently remains Newtek's second largest shareholder. The Company does not have plans to replace his position or the office of President at this time.
ProCentury Corporation Announces $0.04 per Share Dividend
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ProCentury Corporation (Nasdaq:PROS), a specialty property and casualty insurance holding company, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend of $0.04 per share. The dividend will be payable on April 16, 2008 to stockholders of record on March 25, 2008.
Three-Million-Year-Old Fossilized Mastodon, Offered By Sold Online, Remains for Auction On eBay
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The ancient fossilized remains of the famous Rustler Ranch Mastodon are currently up for auction. The 1997 discovery in California of the mastodon (a relative of the woolly mammoth as well as the African elephant) was heralded around the country as a rare opportunity for paleontologists to study an early example of this near-complete, pre-historic fossil. So unique was this unearthing that the Oakland Museum of California and its Chief Curator Tom Stellar had it excavated and put on exhibition as a centerpiece for well over two years. The mastodon display demonstrated the scientific process and the methods archaeologists and paleontologists use when reconstructing ancient environments and the clues buried within them.