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Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Maxim Integrated Products Mourns Passing of Jack Gifford, Founder and Former CEO
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maxim Integrated Products (Nasdaq:MXIM), with deep regret, announced today that John F. Gifford suffered an apparent heart attack and passed away Sunday evening. Jack founded Maxim in 1983 and served as the company's CEO until his retirement in 2007.
News Corporation to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning January 20, 2009
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- News Corporation's Class A Common Stock (Nasdaq:NWSA) of New York, New York, will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index(r) (Nasdaq:NDX), the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE) and the NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector Index (Nasdaq:NDXX) prior to market open on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. News Corporation will replace Focus Media Holding Limited (Nasdaq:FMCN).
Atlas Mining Company
Atlas Mining Company Announces Management Changes and $1 Million Capital Infusion
OSBURN, Idaho, Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Mining Company (Pink Sheets:ALMI) (the "Company") today announced the engagement of Material Advisors LLC ("Material Advisors"), a management consulting firm, pursuant to a two year management agreement. Material Advisors was formed to provide certain managerial, operational and financial advisory services to the Company.
Initial Construction Underway On Dynamic Fuels Plant
GEISMAR, La., Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Initial construction is underway in Geismar, Louisiana, for the new plant being built by Dynamic Fuels, a joint venture of Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) and Syntroleum Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNM), company officials reported today.
Exide Technologies to Host Fiscal 2009 Third Quarter Results Conference Call
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies (Nasdaq:XIDE) (www.exide.com), a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced today that it will host a conference call with the investment community on February 5, 2009 to discuss its financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2008.
Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC
Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces Investigation Into the Purchase of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. by Abbott Laboratories
ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC is investigating possible violations of state law for, among other things, breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with a proposed buyout of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. ("Advanced Medical") (NYSE:EYE) by Abbott Laboratories ("Abbott Labs") (NYSE:ABT). Under the agreement announced today, Abbott Labs will pay approximately $1.36 billion plus debt, bringing the total value of the deal to about $2.8 billion.
NASDAQ Announces End-of-Month Open Short Interest Positions in NASDAQ Stocks as of Settlement Date December 31, 2008
NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the end of the settlement date of December 31, 2008, short interest in 2,559 NASDAQ Global Market(sm) securities totaled 6,757,422,121 shares compared with 7,121,547,015 shares in 2,561 Global Market issues reported for the prior settlement date of December 15, 2008. The end-of-December short interest represents 3.62 days average daily NASDAQ Global Market share volume for the reporting period, compared with 3.43 days for the prior reporting period.
Volterra Semiconductor Corporation
Volterra Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Year End Earnings Release and Conference Call
FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq:VLTR), a leading provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal power management semiconductors, will issue its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008, on Monday, January 26, 2009. Jeff Staszak, President and CEO, and Mike Burns, Vice President of Finance and CFO, will host a conference call, which is open to all investors, following the issuance of its earnings release.