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United Online, Inc.
NetZero Launches Value-Priced Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) Service For Dial-Up and Broadband Users Worldwide
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of consumer Internet subscription services, has launched NetZero Voice, a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service that provides local and long distance calling over dial-up and broadband Internet connections. With a free computer-to-computer calling plan and the limited time offer of three months free(1) on its pay plans, NetZero Voice brings free domestic long distance calling to consumers just in time for the holiday season.
Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.
Pacific Sunwear Reports October Same Store Sales Increase 7.9 Percent, Total October Sales Increase 17.4 Percent
ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSUN) today reported that total sales for the four weeks of fiscal October, ending October 29, 2005 were $88.0 million, an increase of 17.4 percent over total sales of $75.0 million during the same period last year. Total Company same store sales increased 7.9 percent during the same period. By concept, PacSun same store sales increased 8.8 percent and d.e.m.o. same store sales increased 2.7 percent compared to the same four week period last year.
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.
Third Quarter 2005 Earnings Results
NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) today announced results for the third quarter and year-to-date fiscal year 2005. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 of $72.1 million, or $1.82 per diluted share, increased 5.2% compared with net income of $68.5 million, or $1.74 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2004. TCE revenues for the quarter were $194.8 million compared with $167.9 million, an increase of 16.0% year-over-year. EBITDA for the third quarter 2005 declined 6.9% to $135.4 million from $145.4 million in the third quarter of 2004. The decrease in EBITDA was principally attributable to a decline in TCE rates for VLCCs and Aframaxes in the third quarter of 2005 compared with the year ago period. See Appendix 3 for a reconciliation of EBITDA.
Yard Sale Drop-Off Distributors Launch Aggressive Marketing Plans
Ft. LAUDERDALE, Fla., November 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Total Identity Corp. ("TIC") (Pink Sheets:TIDC) today announced that the distributors for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Yard Sale Drop Off ("YSDO"), a trading assistant and Power Seller with eBay (NASDAQ "EBAY"), have launched aggressive marketing efforts in both the United States and Canada to market the Commerce Management Suite ("CMS").
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Urban Outfitters Q3 Sales Jump 33 Percent
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Urban Outfitters, Inc. (Nasdaq:URBN), a leading lifestyle consumer products company operating under the Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People brands, today announced sales for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2005.
Aquila's Utility Operations Continue Their Solid Performance; Debt Reduction Costs Reduce Third Quarter Earnings
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) today reported stronger third quarter performance in its electric and natural gas utility businesses; however, the company's earnings were adversely affected by the costs of remaining obligations related to the former merchant business and the costs of reducing debt. A loss of $.20 per fully diluted share was reported for the three months ended September 30, 2005, or a net loss of $75.7 million, compared to a loss of $.44 per fully diluted share, or a net loss of $116.4 million, for the third quarter of 2004. Sales from continuing operations were $319.8 million in this year's third quarter, up from $218.8 million in the same quarter last year.
Standard Chartered -- Analyst Trip
LONDON, Nov. 3, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- SC First Bank investor documentary. Investor documentary available now on www.cantos.com highlighting the operations and strengths of SC First Bank and the opportunities for the bank in Korea and internationally. The film features interviews with Standard Chartered (LSE:STAN) Group CEO, Mervyn Davies and key members of SC First Bank management.