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Abrams Hospitality Marketing
Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams in U.S. Virgin Islands for 'Marathon Broadcasts' From St. Thomas and St. John, Announces Plans for Live Remote Broadcasts From St. Croix
BOSTON, Jan. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- When Stephanie Abrams planned live broadcasts from the U.S. Virgin Islands, she knew that twelve hours of broadcasting wouldn't be sufficient to cover all the alluring aspects of America's unique tropical paradise. Abrams, host of Business TalkRadio's(c) coast-to-coast show, Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, and travel expert on radio's nationally syndicated Traveling Feet, explains, "Our itinerary should have included broadcasts from St. Croix. In order to get the show on the road, we changed our schedule to four shows from St. Thomas and two from St. John, bypassing St. Croix when plans for visiting couldn't be easily finalized. I can't imagine presenting a complete picture of the USVI without St. Croix participating. It is important to present St. Croix to my 3 million listeners to Traveling Feet and 5 million listeners to Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams who tune in weekly for the kind of information that motivates them to visit wonderful places! I am delighted to announce we will broadcast live from St. Croix's Carambola Golf and Country Club which is perfect because we have a huge number of golfers among my listeners and we know that from statistics gathered at my award-winning website, www.sabrams.com!" Abrams notes that the dates for the broadcasts will be announced shortly.
Retalix to Showcase Latest Grocery Retail Offerings At NRF's Big Show 2008
DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Retalix(r) (Nasdaq:RTLX), a global provider of software solutions for retailers and distributors, announced today that it will demonstrate the latest software enhancements for its suite of enterprise, store and point-of-sale (POS) applications during the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 97th Annual Expo at the Jacob R. Javits Convention Center in New York, Jan. 14-15 (Booth #2523).
Retalix, StoreNext Offer FSA Solution for Grocers
DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Retalix Ltd. (Nasdaq:RTLX) and subsidiary StoreNext Retail Technologies will help grocers of all sizes meet new federal mandates for Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) and other health-care debit cards through upgrades to Retalix's StoreLine point-of-sale (POS) software, as well as StoreNext's ISS45 and ScanMaster POS applications.
QIAGEN Wins Judgment Against Third Wave
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- QIAGEN Gaithersburg Inc. (formerly Digene Corporation), a wholly owned subsidiary of QIAGEN N.V. (Nasdaq:QGEN) (Frankfurt:QIA) today announced that it was granted summary judgment on the antitrust counterclaims asserted against it in QIAGEN's patent infringement suit against Third Wave Technologies, Inc.
Stull, Stull & Brody
Stull, Stull & Brody Announces Investigation On Behalf of Participants and Beneficiaries of the SunTrust Banks, Inc. 401(k) Plan
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Stull, Stull & Brody today announced that it has commenced an investigation relating to the 401(k) defined contribution retirement plans of SunTrust Banks, Inc. ("SunTrust" or the "Company") (NYSE:STI). Among other things, Stull, Stull & Brody is investigating whether fiduciaries of the SunTrust 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 disclosures relating to SunTrust's subprime operations and the reliability of the Company's reported financial information), by offering SunTrust 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.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
GulfMark Offshore Updates Potential Impact of Foreign Tax Changes
HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- GulfMark Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:GLF) announced today the potential impact that recent legislative changes and several forward strategic tax planning initiatives are expected to have on the Company's tax provision for 2007 and future periods. Edward A. Guthrie, Executive Vice President -- Finance and Chief Financial Officer said: "We wanted to clarify as soon as possible the impact of several foreign tax changes discussed in the most recent conference call as well as the effects of several tax planning initiatives in certain foreign jurisdictions which have been underway for some time. Although the impacts are still our best estimates at this time, the net result of these factors will enable GulfMark to maintain or improve its effective tax rate in future years."
Directors Guild of America
DGA and AMPTP Agree to Begin Contract Negotiations
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Directors Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers agreed today to enter into formal contract negotiations. Negotiations are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Saturday, January 12, 2008, and will be held at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, CA.