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Education Realty Trust, Inc.
Education Realty Trust Declares Third Quarter Dividend
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR), a leader in the ownership, management and development of student housing, today announced that its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.205 per share of common stock for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The dividend will be payable November 17, 2008, to shareholders of record as of October 31, 2008.
Northern Technologies International Corporation
Northern Technologies International Corporation Announces Filing of Shelf Registration Statement
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northern Technologies International Corporation (Nasdaq:NTIC) today announced that it has filed a shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which when declared effective by the SEC, will permit NTIC to issue up to $50 million worth of registered equity securities.
SunOpta Announces Implementation of Shareholder Rights Plan
TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SunOpta Inc. (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) today announced that its Shareholder Rights Plan (the "Plan") was adopted by the Company's Board of Directors on October 6, 2008, was executed by American Stock Transfer and Trust Company LLC, the Company's rights agent, and therefore rendered implemented and effective. The Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted notice of the Plan subject to, among other things, confirmation of the Plan by the Company's Shareholders by April 2, 2009. The Company had previously announced its intention to implement the Plan on September 4, 2008.
Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP Charges Underwriter Defendants in Securities Fraud Related to Fannie Mae Offering -- LEHMQ, MER, FNM, GS, JPM
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) ("Pomerantz") has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Case No. 08 Civ 8547 (GEL)), against Lehman Brothers, Inc. (Pink Sheets:LEHMQ); Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (NYSE:MER); J. P. Morgan Securities, Inc. (NYSE:JPM); and Goldman Sachs & Co. (NYSE:GS) (collectively, the "Underwriter Defendants"); and certain officers of Fannie Mae. The complaint alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder. The class action was filed on behalf of purchasers of the Federal National Mortgage Association a/k/a Fannie Mae's ("Fannie Mae" or the "Company") (NYSE:FNM) 8.25% Fixed-To-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Preferred Stock Series S (the "Preferred Stock"), which were first offered to the public on or about December 11, 2007 (the "Offering"). The Class Period extends from December 11, 2007 until September 5, 2008.
Talent Alliance, Inc.
Talent Alliance Announces New Client Contracts
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 7, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Talent Alliance, Inc. (Pink Sheets:TLAN), announced today that the Company has added WalMart and Kawasaki to its client list. Along with these household names the company had made significant inroads into the Oil and Gas and Alternative Energy sectors with the addition of several new clients.