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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation On Behalf of Shareholders of PharmaNet Development Group, Inc.
BENSALEM, Pa., Nov. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against PharmaNet Development Group, Inc. ("PharmaNet" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:PDGI), concerning possible securities violations in relation to certain public statements made by the Company between November 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008. The investigation focuses on allegations that the public statements made by PharmaNet during that period failed to disclose or indicate, among other things: (1) that certain drugs were showing a lack of efficacy in companion studies; (2) that biotech and pharmaceutical companies were increasingly deciding to cancel studies; and (3) that as a result, statements made by the Company and management during that period about the Company's business, operations, and prospects lacked a reasonable basis.
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Threshold Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Jeffrey W. Bird to Board of Directors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:THLD) today announced that the Company has appointed Dr. Jeffrey W. Bird to its board of directors. Dr. Bird will fill the seat held by Dr. Powell, a board member since 2001. Dr. Bird will serve as a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Dr. Bird was a co-founder of Threshold, led the Company's Series A financing in 2001, and was formerly a Threshold Board member from 2001 to 2004.
VistaPrint Announces Investor Day
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VistaPrint Limited (Nasdaq:VPRT), the small business marketing company, today announced it will host an Investor Day on December 10, 2008 in New York City, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. The day's agenda includes presentations by Robert Keane, VistaPrint's president and chief executive officer, Michael Giannetto, VistaPrint's executive vice president and chief financial officer, and other senior executives. A live webcast of the event will be available on the Investor Relations section of the company's web site at www.vistaprint.com and an audio replay will be available until January 9, 2009. Investors interested in attending should contact Angela White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc.
Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. Announces Cash Dividend
DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Frozen Food Express Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:FFEX) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per share of its common stock. The dividend will be paid on December 16, 2008 to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2008.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Supports American Red Cross Relief for Southern California Wildfire Victims
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced today that it is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts for victims of the Southern California wildfires. The American Red Cross is providing shelter, clothing and other essentials for people displaced by the fires in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange and Riverside counties.
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.
Ticketmaster Opens New Ticket Centers in Five Publix Supermarkets Locations in Georgia
ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ticketmaster, the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, today announced the opening of five new Ticket Center locations in Publix Super Markets. The new Ticketmaster Ticket Centers will provide fans in Georgia with convenient access to live entertainment events.