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2014-10-22 20:23:19

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With as many as 1.8 million uninsured in Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is mobilizing its resources across the state to help people better understand insurance coverage options and the financial benefits that may be available to them under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There's four key points about this year's open enrollment period that people need to be aware of: -- Enrollment Timeline: The enrollment...

2014-10-22 20:21:26

Revenues, excluding divestitures, grew 8% sequentially BAAR, Switzerland, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) reported net income before charges of $248 million ($0.32 diluted earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis) on revenues of $3.88 billion for the third quarter of 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/19990308/WEATHERFORDLOGO Third Quarter 2014 Highlights -- Completed the sale of the Russian and Venezuelan land rig operations; --...

2014-10-22 20:20:29

Automobile (Car) and Light Truck Manufacturing Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 336110 LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital industry-specific data including metrics, Benchmarks, historic numbers, growth rates and forecasts that will save countless hours of research. Key Findings: -- Automobile (Car) and Light Truck Manufacturing Industry (U.S.) to reach $460.8 billion by 2021. -- Automobile (Car) and Light...

2014-10-22 20:20:27

Railroad Cars, Subways, Trams, Trolleys, Engines and Locomotives Manufacturing Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 336510 LONDON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital industry-specific data including metrics, Benchmarks, historic numbers, growth rates and forecasts that will save countless hours of research. Key Findings: -- Railroad Cars, Subways, Trams, Trolleys, Engines and Locomotives Manufacturing Industry (U.S.)...

2014-10-22 16:30:08

CELAYA, Mexico, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrias Bachoco, S.A.B. de C.V., "Bachoco" or "the Company", (NYSE: IBA; BMV: Bachoco) announced today its unaudited results for the third quarter ("3Q14") and accumulated ("9M14") 2014 results ended September 30, 2014. All figures have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard ("IFRS"), and are presented in nominal million Mexican Pesos ("$"). HIGHLIGHTS- 2014 vs. 2013 -- Net sales increased 12.5% in...

2014-10-22 16:30:03

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) today released preliminary operating results for the first quarter ended September 28, 2014. Net sales increased $5.5 million, or 3.3%, to $174.2 million for the September 2014 quarter compared to net sales of $168.7 million for the prior year quarter. The year-over-year improvement in net sales is attributable to improved volume in the Company's Nylon and International Segments, along with mix enrichment improvements...

2014-10-22 16:27:57

With a device necessary for many medical conditions and surgeries, manufacturers of urinary catheters have a safe and stable source of revenue that can withstand the steepest of economic downturns. VANCOUVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - According to in-depth reports from iData Research, the leading global authority on medical device market research, the combined U.S. and European markets for urological devices was valued at almost US$4.7 billion in 2013, with both Coloplast and...

2014-10-22 16:25:48

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Average rates on new card offers remained unchanged again this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090210/CCLOGO The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation. Rates for card...

2014-10-22 16:25:29

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfred Wertheimer, whose photographs of a 21-year-old Elvis Presley in 1956 are considered the definitive visual document of the soon-to-be "King of Rock & Roll" died on October 19, 2014 at his home in New York City. He was 85. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141022/153770 His niece, Pam Wertheimer, said he died of natural causes. "Alfred Wertheimer took an assignment nobody else was interested in, to shoot an up-and-coming crooner...

2014-10-22 16:23:39

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd. in provisional liquidation ("LDK Solar") and its Joint Provisional Liquidators, Tammy Fu and Eleanor Fisher, both of Zolfo Cooper (Cayman) Limited, announced today that on October 21, 2014 three U.S. subsidiaries of LDK Solar, LDK Solar Systems, Inc., LDK Solar USA, Inc. and LDK Solar Tech USA, Inc. (collectively, the "U.S. Debtors") filed voluntary petitions to reorganize under...


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Gulf Coast Native
2014-10-07 10:36:07

The Gulf Coast native, also known as the Louisiana Scrub or the Gulf Coast sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States. The origin of this breed can be traced back to the Churra sheep that were brought to the area by Spanish explorers during the fifteenth century. Other breeds were later introduced into the bloodline including sheep from France and Britain. For many years these sheep roamed free and were able to adapt to the conditions in the area...

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

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