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Business News Archive - July 17, 2009

HOUSTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE-Amex: END) (LSE: ENDV) will participate in The 2009 Oil and Gas Conference hosted by Enercom, Inc. on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.William L.

HERAKLION, Greece and BRUSSELS, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you feel you have the competence to be one of the Experts advising ENISA? The European Network and Information Security Agency, i.e.

WILMINGTON, Del., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Titanium Technologies (DTT) today announced a price increase for all DuPont(TM) Ti-Pure(R) titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades sold in the U.S. dollar markets of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.Effective Aug.

AKRON, Ohio, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: GT) today announced that it will close its tire plant in the Philippines as part of a strategy to address uncompetitive manufacturing capacity globally.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO )The action, which is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter, will result in a reduction of approximately 500 of the company's 600 associates in the Philippines.

HOUSTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.((R)) (Nasdaq: PRSP), the parent company of Prosperity Bank((R)), reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 of $26.510 million or $0.57 per diluted common share, an increase in net income of $3.073 million or 13.1%, compared with $23.437 million or $0.52 per diluted common share for the same period in 2008.

MILWAUKEE, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) today announced second quarter net earnings of $21.3 million or $0.84 per share on sales of $498.7 million.

FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A revolutionary new flooring product has been developed to help with injury prevention related to falls by the growing elderly population.

HOUSTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) today announced that its subsidiary, Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 32 Limited, has entered into a definitive agreement with CNOOC International Limited (CNOOC), and Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SINOPEC) under which CNOOC and SINOPEC will purchase an undivided 20 percent participating interest in the Production Sharing Contract and Joint Operating Agreement in Block 32 offshore Angola.

HONG KONG, July 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company" or "CNOOC Ltd.", NYSE: CEO; SEHK: 0883) is pleased to announce today that the Company through a 50:50 joint venture with Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation ("SINOPEC"), has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 32 Limited, a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation, to acquire a 20% working interest in the Production Sharing Contract and Joint Operating Agreement under Block 32, offshore Angola.

NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ener1, Inc. (Nasdaq: HEV) announced that it will release its second quarter results for 2009 on Thursday, August 6, 2009, after the market close. Management will conduct a conference call on the same day at 5:00 p.m.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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