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2014-04-14 23:00:13

A new poll released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) suggests rapid growth in the number of seniors who pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A new poll released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) suggests rapid growth in the number of seniors who pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. The TSCL poll indicates that as many as two-thirds (66%) paid taxes on their Social Security benefits last year. “This number...

2014-04-14 20:23:31

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Umpqua Holdings Corp. (NASD:UMPQ) will replace Scientific Games Corp. (NASD:SGMS) in the S&P MidCap 400, and Scientific Games will replace Umpqua Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Thursday, April 17. Umpqua Holdings is acquiring Sterling Financial Corp (NASD:STSA) in a deal expected to be completed on April 18, pending final conditions. Umpqua Holdings will have a post-merger...

2014-04-14 20:22:22

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CCA Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: "CAW") announced today its results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2014. The Company reported total revenues for the first quarter ended February 28, 2014 of $7,750,252 and a net (loss) of $(1,239,565). Total revenues for the first quarter ended February 28, 2013 were $11,799,649 and the net (loss) was $(1,015,390). Basic and fully diluted losses per share for the quarter were $(0.18)...

2014-04-14 20:20:58

Annual performance targets exceeded, customers see fewer and shorter outages COLLINSVILLE, Ill., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Illinois announced that it exceeded its yearly reliability performance goals required by the state's Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act (EIMA). "Customers are beginning to experience the benefits of a long-term approach for upgrading the state's electric delivery infrastructure," said Richard Mark, President and CEO of Ameren Illinois. "We are...

2014-04-14 20:20:55

DUBLIN, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p4qhbx/global_stationary) has announced the addition of the "Global Stationary Generator Market Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p4qhbx/global_stationary ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global Stationary Generator market to grow at a CAGR of 6.15 percent over...

2014-04-14 16:28:13

MONROE, La., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announces that it is scheduled to participate in the following analyst conference: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090602/DA26511LOGO 42nd Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Monday Media and Telecom Conference May 19, 2014 About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services...

2014-04-14 16:28:09

BEIJING, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trunkbow International Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: TBOW) ("Trunkbow" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile payment solutions and mobile value added services in the PRC, today announced the completion of the merger (the "Merger") contemplated by the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated December 10, 2013, by and among the Company, Trunkbow Merger Group Limited ("Parent") and Trunkbow...

2014-04-14 16:24:37

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Sheilagh M. Clarke as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective June 1. She succeeds Gary M. Bahler, who is retiring on that date. Ms. Clarke, age 54, is currently Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Foot Locker, Inc. She joined Foot Locker in 1988, and since that time has held a number of positions in...

2014-04-14 16:20:58

Acquisition Reinforces Service King's Position as One of the Country's Largest Multi-Shop Operators RICHARDSON, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Service King Collision Repair Centers (Service King), a multi-shop operator of high-quality collision repair facilities, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sterling Collision Centers and its 62 stores. This acquisition will bring the total number of Service King locations to more than 170 across 20 states,...

2014-04-14 16:20:55

NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate has entered into an agreement to sell Sterling Collision Centers, Inc. to Service King Collision Repair Centers. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2014 and result in a small after-tax gain. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130404/MM88193-b "This sale reflects a continued focus on investing capital where we have a competitive advantage in providing unique offerings to the four...


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2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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