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U.S. Energy Corp.
U.S. Energy Corp. Signs Exploration Development and Mine Operating Agreement With Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.
RIVERTON, Wyo., Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Energy Corp. ("USE") (Nasdaq:USEG), a natural resources exploration and development company with interests in molybdenum, uranium, oil and gas, gold, and real estate, today announced that it has entered into a definitive Exploration, Development and Mine Operating Agreement for its Lucky Jack molybdenum property, located in Gunnison County, Colorado, with Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TSX:TCM) (NYSE:TC), one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure molybdenum producers. Under the terms of the agreement, which are valued at up to $400 million, Thompson Creek has the right to earn up to a 75% interest in the project.
Marlin Business Services Corp.
Marlin Business Services Corp. Hires Chief Risk Officer
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marlin Business Services Corp. (Nasdaq:MRLN) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kerri O'Connor as Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President of Risk Analytics & Underwriting. Kerri joins Marlin from The CIT Group, where she spent the last 12 years in a variety of senior credit positions. Kerri most recently served as Chief Credit Officer of CIT Small Business Lending, a nationwide lender with $3.5 billion in assets under management. Kerri brings more than 25 years experience in the Financial Services industry having worked for companies such as Wells Fargo Bank as Vice President and Manager and First Security Bank of Utah.
Dow Jones Indexes
Component Changes Made to Dow Jones Internet Indexes
NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced changes in the composition of the Dow Jones Internet Services Index and Dow Jones Internet Commerce Index.
Columbia Sportswear Company
Columbia Sportswear to Present At Two Investment Conferences in September
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq:COLM), a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel and footwear, will present at the Goldman Sachs 15th Annual Global Retailing Conference in New York on September 3, 2008 and the Bank of America 38th Annual Investment Conference in San Francisco on September 15, 2008.
Hancock Holding Company
Hancock Holding Company Announces Quarterly Dividend
GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq:HBHC) today announced that the company's board of directors approved a regular third quarter 2008 common stock cash dividend of $0.24 per share.
MedAvant Wins Bankruptcy Court's Final Approval for $2.9 Million in Dip Financing & Approval of Other Pending Motions
ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MedAvant Healthcare Solutions (MedAvant) (Nasdaq:PILLQ), a leader in healthcare technology and transaction services, today announced that it won final approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court in its chapter 11 case in Delaware for its $2.9 million debtor-in-possession financing facility from its senior lender Laurus Master Fund. The Court also approved a variety of other pending motions designed by the Company to maximize its economic performance and the prospects for competitive bidding at the auction scheduled for September 8, 2008, and enhance the prospects of selling the business as a going concern. These rulings continue a string of court victories for the Company as it continues along its reorganization path toward a September auction while continuing its normal operations for customers.
Command Spanish, Inc.
Job-Specific Spanish Instruction Makes Its Mark On the Workforce, Reports Command Spanish Online
PETAL, Miss., Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Have you ever wondered how non-Spanish-speaking professionals such as doctors, bank tellers, and construction supervisors communicate with Spanish-speaking patients, clients, or workers? They don't, or at least not very well, and based on current dramatic demographic changes and the fact that the United States observes no official language, the problem continues to grow. There is relief in sight. Command Spanish(r), Inc. is doing its part to bridge the language gap through CommandSpanishOnline.com. They provide powerful, online, job-specific Spanish courses at only $99.00 each. Study times can vary between 12-18 hours depending on the selected course. They offer professionals an affordable and effective language solution for daily interaction with Spanish-speakers. Twelve programs are available now, and representatives of Command Spanish(r) Online assure us that more are to come soon. No prior knowledge of Spanish is needed to take the courses. "Learning a full language can be extremely daunting and takes literally years and years to master. Moreover, most popular language programs are built in such a way as to `learn it today/forget it tomorrow,'" says Sam Slick, President of Command Spanish(r), Inc. "We decided to break the mold and teach only the Spanish that's needed through programs that are designed for long term retention." He points out that this is accomplished by Command Spanish(r) Online's proprietary language learning system: Language Power-Lock System (tm).
Crown Castle International Corp.
Crown Castle International Elects to Redeem 4 Percent Convertible Senior Notes Due 2010
HOUSTON, Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) today announced that it has elected to redeem its 4% Convertible Senior Notes due 2010 at the contractual redemption price of 101.143% of principal, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any. The trustee, The Bank of New York Mellon, has issued a notice of redemption to holders of record with a redemption date of September 18, 2008. There are currently approximately $25.2 million of these notes outstanding.
Dow Jones Indexes
STOXX Changes Composition of European Benchmark Indexes
ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STOXX Ltd. today announced changes in the composition of the Dow Jones STOXX Global 1800 Index, the Dow Jones STOXX Total Market Index, the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Index and its sector indexes, the Dow Jones STOXX EU Enlarged Total Market Index and the Dow Jones STOXX Football Index.