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MetroCorp Bancshares Inc.
MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. Announces Revised Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings
HOUSTON, March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MetroCorp Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:MCBI), a Texas corporation, which provides community banking services through its subsidiaries, MetroBank, N.A., serving Texas, and Metro United Bank, serving California, today announced revised earnings for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2008 to reflect an increase in its provision for loan losses.
A Nigerian's Dilemma -- An Engaging Account of a Foreigner Trying to Fit in With the American Society
ARLINGTON, Texas, March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States is the great melting pot of the world. People from all over come trying to find their own version of the American dream. However, there will always be situations when the customs and practices back home come into conflict with the lifestyle in the U.S. The Stream Never Dries Up tells the story of a man seeking his fortune in America -- and shows how exciting and challenging this trip can get.
Rubio's Restaurants, Inc.
Rubio's(r) Restaurants, Inc. to Present At the B. Riley & Co. 10th Annual Las Vegas Investor Conference
CARLSBAD, Calif., March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:RUBO) will be participating in the upcoming 10th Annual Las Vegas Investor Conference. Dan Pittard, president and chief executive officer, will present Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. PDT. Frank Henigman, chief financial officer, will also be participating. The conference will be held at the Palms Casino Resort in Nevada.
Education Realty Trust, Inc.
Education Realty Trust to Host Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR), a leader in the ownership, management and development of student housing, today announced that the Company will release financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008 after the market closes on Monday, March 16, 2009.
Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc.
AERT Experiences Minor Dust Fire
SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERT) ("AERT"), a leading plastics recycler and manufacturer of Green composite building products, announced today that at approximately 7:30 a.m. CDT a small fire occurred in the wood recycling facility at AERT. The fire resulted in the ignition of dust in the pipes leading to the dust control bag house. Automatic suppression equipment activated, but the fire ignited dust in the dust collector resulting in an audible explosion. The Springdale fire department was called at 7:40 a.m. and responded quickly. No one was injured. Minor damage to the dust collector occurred. The fire initiated in a hammer mill and appears to be caused by metal in the incoming waste wood feedstock. The fire did not affect production at the plant.
Maddox Hargett & Caruso
Regions Financial Corp.'s Morgan Keegan Unit Hit With Large Arbitration Award
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Birmingham, Alabama FINRA arbitration panel awarded $187,000 to a retired cattle farmer from York, Alabama for losses suffered in Morgan Keegan bond funds. "This is believed to be the largest arbitration award against Regions Financial Corp.'s (NYSE:RF) Morgan Keegan division for its sale of bond funds that cost investors over 2 Billion Dollars," said attorney Mark E. Maddox of Maddox Hargett & Caruso, P.C. in Indianapolis, IN, who represented the investor Philip Willingham. "It is also the first make-whole award in favor of a Morgan Keegan bond fund investor."
Dow Jones Indexes
Component Changes Made to Dow Jones Internet Composite Index
NEW YORK, March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dow Jones Indexes, a leading global index provider, today announced the results of the regular quarterly review of the Dow Jones Internet Composite Index and its two sub-indexes, the Dow Jones Internet Commerce Index and Dow Jones Internet Services Index.