latest news releases from the newsroom
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Signs New Exploration Contracts in Libya
LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced that the company and its partners have signed contract agreements with Libya's National Oil Company for nine exploration blocks awarded in the EPSA-4 oil and gas licensing round in January. Preliminary work on the blocks, which encompass an area in excess of 46,000 square miles (77,000 square kilometers), is already under way.
Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C.
Attorneys Louis Burke And Christopher Gray File Securities Fraud Class Action Against eSpeed, Inc. Seeking Recovery Of Investor Losses
NEW YORK , March 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Attorneys Christopher Gray of the Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C. ((212) 838-3221 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and Louis F. Burke of Louis F. Burke, P.C. ((212) 682-1700 or email@example.com) filed a class action lawsuit on March 4, 2005 on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of defendant eSpeed, Inc. (Nasdaq:ESPD) between August 12, 2003 and July 1, 2004, inclusive. The lawsuit asserts claims under Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated by the SEC thereunder and seeks to recover damages. Any member of the class may move the Court to be named lead plaintiff. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than April 22, 2005.
Financial Executives International
LA Chapter of Financial Executives International Announces Presentation on Audit Committee Best Practices
LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The monthly meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) will feature a presentation by Ron Conlin, partner at J.D. Power and Associates, of his firm's recently released, "2004 Audit Committee Best Practices Report." Authored by Mr. Conlin, the report is a comprehensive study of audit committee performance in the wake of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and is based on interviews conducted over the past year with over 1,000 audit committee chairs and 900-plus chief financial officers. The report details the successes audit committees have achieved since 2003 and notes the significant challenges that remain. The dinner program will be held on Thursday, March 17, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Reagan Dining Room on the third floor of the Jonathan Club, 545 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles.
Port of Houston Authority
Photo Release -- PHA Welcomes King of Norway
HOUSTON, March 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Port of Houston Authority Chairman Jim Edmonds, the PHA commissioners and staff on Wednesday, March 2, hosted a welcome reception for His Majesty King Harald V of Norway aboard the M/V Star Gazer as the vessel toured the Houston Ship Channel. The reception also was attended by several shipping industry executives and local elected officials.
Bull & Lifshitz, LLP
Bull & Lifshitz, LLP Announces Class Action Against Cardiac Science, Inc. -- DFIB
NEW YORK, March 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Notice is hereby given that Bull & Lifshitz, LLP has filed a securities class action in the Delaware Court of Chancery, New Castle County on behalf of owners of the common stock of Cardiac Science, Inc. ("Cardiac Science" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:DFIB). Plaintiff is seeking to enjoin the proposed merger transaction between Cardiac Science and Quinton Cardiology Systems, Inc. based on the proposed transaction being grossly unfair to Cardiac Science's public shareholders.