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First California Financial Group, Inc.
National Mercantile Reports Its Second Consecutive Year of Record Earnings
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- National Mercantile Bancorp (Nasdaq:MBLA), the holding company for Mercantile National Bank and South Bay Bank, N.A., today reported record earnings for 2006 with strong asset growth. For 2006, net income grew 27% to $5.6 million, or $0.94 per share, compared to $4.5 million, or $0.75 per share, in 2005. Fourth quarter net income was $1.7 million or $0.28 per diluted share, compared to $1.2 million or $0.21 per share in the fourth quarter a year ago.
Ocwen Financial Corp.
Ocwen Named to the Global Services 100 Most Innovative Service Providers List
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Ocwen Financial Corporation (NYSE:OCN) is pleased to announce recognition as a leading innovator in providing global services. Global Services Magazine working with neoIT selected Ocwen to be included in the Global Services 100 Most Innovative Service Providers listing that profiles the world's leading BPO and ITO service providers. The evaluation was based upon 250 data points collected from 550 leading service providers and third parties from eighteen countries regarding effective operations, service offerings, client relationships and human capital.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods Unveils New Discovery Center
SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) today officially unveiled its' new "Discovery Center," a research and development facility designed to enhance the company's ability to create new foods and bring them to market more quickly.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.
Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Seeks to Recover Losses for Investors Who Purchased or Otherwise Acquired Publicly Traded Common Stock of NovaStar Financial, Inc. -- NFI
MINNEAPOLIS, March 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- On March 5, 2007, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. filed a class action suit in the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri against NovaStar Financial, Inc. ("NovaStar" or the "Company") (NYSE:NFI) and certain of its officers and directors, on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the publicly traded common stock of NovaStar between May 4, 2006 and February 20, 2007, inclusive (the "Class Period").
GenTek Inc. Announces Earnings Call Monday, March 19, 2007, 11 a.m. ET
PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- GenTek Inc. (Nasdaq:GETI) has scheduled a conference call on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time to review the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. Remarks by William E. Redmond, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of GenTek Inc., and by Thomas B. Testa, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, will be followed by a Q & A session.
The Ensemble Theatre
Ensemble Theatre Proudly Presents August Wilson's 'Joe Turner's Come and Gone'
HOUSTON, March 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- As The Ensemble Theatre continues to celebrate an "Encore of Excellence: The Ensemble Theatre 30 Years Strong and Growing" during its current season, it is honored to present the historic production of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone." This extraordinary play explores the heritage and experience of African-Americans and is written by the great American Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, August Wilson.