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2014-04-24 08:28:04

Gamification trend drives charitable fundraising, member engagement, and brand loyalty for online retailers FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Play2Shop.com is the first online community that has taken the "free" casual gaming experience to a whole new level - giving its members fun and novel ways to earn free rewards, buy goods, win auction items and even raise money for great charities! "Retailers are drawn to Play2Shop.com because of its unique shopping and...

2014-04-24 08:26:36

XINGHE COUNTY, Inner Mongolia, China, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc. (CHGI) ("China Carbon" or the "Company"), the largest wholesale supplier of fine-grain and high-purity graphite in China and one of the nation's top manufacturers of carbon and graphite products, today announced its financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013. "We have experienced the most difficult year in history, a 69.7%, or $21,956,143, decrease in sales...

2014-04-24 08:26:31

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced today consolidated net earnings of $111.0 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2014. By comparison, Nucor reported net earnings of $84.8 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2013 and net earnings of $170.5 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2013. Nucor incurred a charge to value inventories using the last-in, first-out...

2014-04-24 08:26:10

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. ("Comstock Mining" or "the Company") (NYSE MKT: LODE) announced today that Corrado De Gasperis, President & CEO, will be a panelist discussing "What To Look For In And The Importance Of Feasibility Studies"at the upcoming "Current Trends in Mining Finance" conference hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. together with the New York Section of the SME. This two-day conference,...

2014-04-24 08:26:07

Sherwin-Williams Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Paint Retailers For a Second Consecutive Year WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High satisfaction with paint retailers is driven by staff, the single most important factor differentiating the purchase experience among customers, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Paint Satisfaction Study(SM)--Retailer Segment, released today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130605/LA26502LOGO "A well-trained, courteous and...

2014-04-24 08:25:37

HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) today reported its financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2014. Highlights for the quarter include: -- Production of 119.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), an increase of 34 percent over last year's comparable quarter -- Discretionary cash flow of $319.5 million, an increase of 36 percent over last year's comparable quarter -- Net income excluding...

2014-04-24 08:25:34

JACKSON, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CMS Energy announced today reported net income of $204 million, or $0.75 per share, for the first quarter of 2014, compared to reported net income of $144 million, or $0.53 per share, for the same quarter of 2013. Adjusted (non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) net income for the first quarter for both years was the same as reported amounts. CMS Energy reaffirmed its guidance for 2014 adjusted earnings of $1.74 to $1.78 per...

2014-04-24 08:25:26

- First quarter earnings per share of $0.75, excluding charges and discontinued operations HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameron (NYSE: CAM) reported earnings per share for the first quarter of 2014 of $0.75 excluding charges and discontinued operations. This compares to earnings per share for the first quarter of 2013 of $0.69 excluding charges. After-tax charges for the first quarter of 2014 were $0.21 per share primarily related to the write-off of non-tax...

2014-04-24 08:25:16

-- Earns $0.90 per diluted share (EPS), or $0.88 on an adjusted basis CANTON, Ohio, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today reported first-quarter 2014 sales of $1.1 billion, up 1 percent from the prior-year quarter. Stronger demand in the company's Steel and Process Industries segments, higher raw material surcharges and the benefit of acquisitions drove the increase, which was offset largely by lower shipments in the Mobile Industries segment and...

2014-04-24 08:25:11

CAYCE, S.C., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) today announced earnings for the first quarter of 2014 of $193 million, or basic earnings per share of $1.37, compared to $151 million, or basic earnings per share of $1.13, for the first quarter of 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111004/CH80784LOGO "We are very pleased with the first quarter of 2014," said Jimmy Addison, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Margins were higher...


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