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MMC Energy, Inc.
MMC Energy, Inc. Announces the Date of Its 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
NEW YORK, March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MMC Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMCE) announced today that its 2008 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in San Francisco. Stockholders of the Company will be sent a Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement prior to the meeting.
Followers of the Holy Books -- New Book Discusses How Harmony Can be Realized Between Jews, Christians, and Muslims
GLENMONT, N.Y., March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- While distrust -- sometimes escalating to warfare -- has existed historically between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, it is a source of hope to point out that all three religions have shared roots and recognize a common patriarch, namely Prophet Abraham. There are even more shared features between the three that, if emphasized instead of the differences, can be a blueprint for world peace.
SP Plus Corporation
Standard Parking Corporation Reports 2007 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Exceeding Guidance; Pre-Tax Income Per Share Up 37 Percent and 45 Percent Respectively
CHICAGO, March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Standard Parking Corporation (Nasdaq:STAN), one of the nation's largest providers of parking management services, today announced that pre-tax income for the fourth quarter of 2007 increased 28% to $7.8 million, or $0.41 per share, as compared with $6.1 million, or $0.30 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2006. For the full year, pre-tax income increased 37% to $28.6 million, or $1.48 per share, in 2007 as compared with $20.9 million, or $1.02 per share, in 2006. Net income was $5.0 million for the fourth quarter and $17.4 million for the full year 2007 as compared with $23.1 million and $35.8 million in the comparable periods of 2006. Net income in 2006 included a net $17.8 million income tax benefit in the fourth quarter related to a reduction in the valuation allowance for deferred tax assets. Full year 2007 earnings per share of $0.90 significantly exceeded the Company's most recent guidance of $0.83 to $0.85.
Autobytel Postpones Release of 2007 Financial Results
IRVINE, Calif.--Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq: ABTL - News), a leading Internet automotive marketing services company, today said it has postponed the release of its 2007 fourth quarter and full year financial results, as well as its quarterly conference call previously scheduled for Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2 p.m. PT.
XOMA to Present At Cowen Health Care Conference On March 17
BERKELEY, Calif., March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Ltd. (Nasdaq:XOMA), a leader in the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics, announced today that Steven Engle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of XOMA, is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company Health Care Conference. The presentation will take place in Boston on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. An audio webcast of the presentation will be available live on the XOMA website at http://investors.xoma.com/events.cfm. An archived version of the webcast will be available on the XOMA website for 90 days following the presentation.
Quanex Building Products Corporation
Quanex Corporation Confirms New Special Shareholder Meeting Date
HOUSTON, March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE:NX), an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added engineered materials and components for the vehicular products and building products markets, announced today that it changed the date of its special meeting of stockholders that had tentatively been planned for March 31, 2008, as a result of the routine and ongoing review of its proxy and spin-off materials. The Company stated it was in the process of finalizing the proxy statement related to the special meeting and anticipated the proxy materials would be mailed to shareholders of record around month-end, and the special meeting of shareholders would be held on April 22, 2008.
Marlin Business Services Corp.
Marlin Business Bank Opens
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Marlin Business Services Corp. (Nasdaq:MRLN) is pleased to announce the opening of its industrial bank, Marlin Business Bank, located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
ARTISTdirect Announces Management Changes
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 12, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ARTISTdirect, Inc. (OTCBB:ARTD) today announced the appointments of Jon Diamond as non-executive chairman, succeeding Frederick W. Field who will continue to serve as a director, and Dimitri Villard, a current member of the board of directors and chairman of its audit committee, as interim chief executive officer, succeeding Jon Diamond in that position.