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2009-05-15 14:21:06

Some of the more than 2,500 people who attended the release of the so-called Indiana Lincoln penny say the new coin is a rare treat. Coin collector Donnie Mangel told the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press Thursday's official release of Indiana's new commemorative coin featuring the late U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was a dream come true. This is a lifelong dream (an Indiana penny), he said while attending the release in Indiana's Lincoln State Park. I've been collecting pennies since I...

2009-05-13 18:16:00

VANCOUVER, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE Amex: TGB) ("Taseko" or the "Company") reports the results for the three months ended March 31, 2009. This release should be read with the Company's Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis, available at www.tasekomines.com and filed on www.sedar.com. Currency is Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated. For the quarter ended March 31, 2009, the Company reports an operating profit of $6.6...

2009-03-31 17:59:46

A pizza chain may be violating U.S. laws with a promotion involving advertising stickers on pennies. CiCi's Pizza, which has its headquarters in Coppell, Texas, and operates 650 restaurants, mostly in the eastern United States, started its Penny Picker Up campaign Monday, the Jacksonville, Fla., Times-Union reported. The company distributed a total of 1 million pennies to stores with stickers redeemable for food. A spokesman for the U.S. Mint declined to comment on whether the stickers...

2009-03-27 18:02:00

'One More Spin' Wins La Quinta Man $1,086,636.60 COACHELLA, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- As if he were the Wonderful Wizard of Oz himself, a La Quinta man magically turned pennies into more than a million dollars last night playing at Spotlight 29 Casino. The retired man won $1,086,636.60 playing a Wizard of Oz(TM) penny slot machine, becoming the biggest winner in Spotlight 29 Casino history, and one of the biggest winners since casinos came to the desert. (Logo:...

2009-03-09 14:34:37

A Virginia man says he showed his distaste for a $350 electric bill by bringing more than 29,000 pennies to the power company's office as payment. John Almany of Bristol said he and his brother, Gary, concocted the plan of using pennies to pay the large bill in January and contacted several banks to raise the right amount of change, the Bristol (Va.) Herald-Courier reported Monday. I called some nearby banks to see if I could exchange cash for pennies, Almany said. We got all the way to the...

2009-02-12 23:03:52

A Louisiana coin dealer wants to give away 1 million pennies during the 12 days between Lincoln's Birthday and the beginning of Mardi Gras. Paul Hollis of Mandeville said just getting all the pennies has been hard work. He arranged for a shipment of 500,000 pennies from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia by armored car. Hollis hoped to get the new Lincoln pennies that went into circulation for the first time Thursday. He had to settle for the last of the old coins with the Lincoln Memorial on the...

2009-02-10 07:50:00

All amounts in Canadian dollars unless indicated otherwise TORONTO, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Highlights - Fourth quarter loss The loss in the fourth quarter was due primarily to a significant decline in the price of copper and zinc, and an asset impairment charge. Lower copper and zinc prices reduced sales by $92 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2007. Of that, $58 million is for finalization adjustments on our third...

2008-11-28 14:50:13

A couple whose ages add up to a combined 179 said they have set a record as Britain's oldest newlyweds after nine years of dating. Penny Cooper, 90, and John Dawkins, 89, said their nuptials Tuesday at the Honiton, England, register office -- setting a record for the largest combined age for a newlywed couple in Britain, The Daily Mail reported Friday. Dawkins said Cooper was forced to move out of his home and into an extended care facility after she suffered a stroke 18 months ago, but he...

2008-09-23 09:00:03

By Martin Crutsinger Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Next year, the penny will be getting not just one new look but four of them, the first changes to the 1-cent coin in 50 years. The U.S. Mint unveiled the new designs during a ceremony Monday at the Lincoln Memorial. The coin changes are part of the government's commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Lincoln's profile will remain on one side of the coin, but the Lincoln Memorial will be replaced on the other side by...

2008-09-09 21:00:15

By Ros Snowdon City Editor Leeds-based Glisten, which makes chocolate and sugar-based confectionery as well as organic and natural health bars, reported pre-tax profits of 6.68m on revenue 26 per cent higher at 73.8m in the year to June 30.The group, which makes the Fruitus, SunMaid and Halo brands, said it had coped well with turbulence in the food market and rising raw materials costs because of its diverse customer base and focus on healthy snacks.Glisten's chief executive Paul Simmonds...