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PORTAL Insurance Agency, Inc.
Personnel Insurance Services Inc. is Now PORTAL Insurance Agency, Inc.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., May 3, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Personnel Insurance Services Inc., a benefits administrator and insurance agency serving the needs of the non profit community announces it is changing its name to PORTAL Insurance Agency, Inc. The new name reflects PORTAL Insurance Agency's expansion of services for its clients and trust affiliates beyond their highly regarded outsourced benefits administration program. The company remains the administrator for the United Group Insurance Trust.
Blum & Silver
Attorneys Win Victory Against Jose Mirabal for the Sale of Fictitious 'World Bank Bonds'
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 3, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Securities Law Firm, Blum & Silver, LLP (http://www.stockattorneys.com) announced today that it has won a significant arbitration award before the National Association of Securities Dealers ("NASD") regarding the sale of fictitious "World Bank Bonds" to an international investor. An NASD arbitration panel awarded approximately $80,000.00 in compensatory damages plus $240,000.00 in punitive damages and other relief to a former customer of Jose Mirabal, an NASD registered broker with Wallstreet Electronica during the relevant time period for selling fictitious "World Bank Bonds." The arbitration panel found Mr. Mirabal had engaged in gross misconduct.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Declares Dividend
LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) said today that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.22 per share on common stock payable July 15, 2007, to stockholders of record on June 8, 2007.