Press Releases

  • NPC Newsmaker Program: Africa: The Next Growth Frontier

    July 31 2014 5:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During President Obama's first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, will convene the first annual "Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference," August 7, 2014.

  • Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT Announces Release Date of Second Quarter 2014 Earnings, Conference Call, and Investor Presentation

    July 31 2014 5:00 PM ET

  • Southwest Gas Corporation Announces Conference Call

    July 31 2014 5:00 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior management of Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:  SWX) is holding a conference call to discuss the Southwest 2014 second quarter and twelve-months results on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

    The conference call will follow the release of Southwest earnings results on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

    The call will also be webcast live on the Southwest website at


    THURSDAY, August 7, 2014

  • Alpha Natural Resources Announces Plans to Downsize West Virginia Mining Operations

    July 31 2014 5:00 PM ET

    BRISTOL, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight operating affiliates of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) have notified their employees late this afternoon that the coal mines and other facilities where they work are subject to being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian mining industry.

  • Bechtel Announces Leadership Changes

    July 31 2014 4:59 PM ET

    RESTON, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bechtel, one of the world's leading engineering, construction, and project management organizations, announced today that Brendan Bechtel will become president and chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of Bechtel Group, Inc. He will report to Bill Dudley, the company's chief executive officer. Bechtel, son of Chairman of the Board Riley Bechtel, is the fifth generation of the Bechtel family to become president of the 116-year-old firm.

  • Aaron's, Inc. Announces Gene Lockhart to Join Board of Directors

    July 31 2014 4:56 PM ET

    ATLANTA, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced today that Gene Lockhart, former President and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide, will join the Aaron's, Inc. Board of Directors effective August 1, 2014.  John Schuerholz, President of the Atlanta Braves, will retire from Aaron's Board after eight years of service.

  • First Annual Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Summit to Premier August 21-22 in Jackson Hole, WY

    July 31 2014 4:55 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the energy industry, there's an upcoming event that will bring the nation's top thought leaders in oil, gas, coal and energy infrastructure together on August 21-22, 2014. The first annual Rocky Mountain Energy and Infrastructure Summit, sponsored by MIES (Mirror Image Environmental Solutions), the Bronze Buffalo Foundation and DUNN Properties will unite top minds in the energy industry to explore issues related to the current landscape in the energy economy.


    July 31 2014 4:53 PM ET

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Positioning The Whole Brain Group for continued growth, owner and founder Marisa Smith hired four new team members and relocated the company to a larger office space.

  • Automakers Warn of Dangers of Leaving Children in Hot Cars

    July 31 2014 4:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite several high-profile cases in recent weeks, American drivers still need to be reminded of the dangers of leaving children in unattended cars.  The Association of Global Automakers joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today for a nationwide effort to educate the public through the campaign "Where's Baby? Look before you lock."

  • Restaurant Performance Index Declined in June Amid Softer Customer Traffic Levels

    July 31 2014 4:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due in large part to softer customer traffic levels, the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) registered a moderate decline in June. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 101.3 in June, down from a level of 102.1 in May and the first decline in four months.

  • NPC to Host Newsmaker Briefing with President Blaise Compaore

    July 31 2014 4:48 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso will address an NPC Newsmaker at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, n the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

    Compaoré, who has been president since 1987, will give his assessment of the results of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit taking place in Washington Aug. 5-6.

    He also plans to speak on his role as a regional mediator to resolve conflicts in West Africa.

  • EV Energy Partners Schedules Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release Conference Call on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET

    July 31 2014 4:47 PM ET

    HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EVEP) today announced plans to release 2014 second quarter results on Monday, August 11, 2014 prior to market open.  In conjunction with the release, EV Energy Partners has scheduled a conference call on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Central), which will be broadcast live over the Internet.


    EV Energy Partners, L.P. 2014 2nd Quarter Results Conference Call


  • Southwestern Energy Announces Second Quarter 2014 Financial And Operating Results

    July 31 2014 4:46 PM ET

    HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today announced its financial and operating results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2014. Second quarter highlights include:

  • "Big Ride Across America" 3,300-mile, 48-day Bike Ride Benefiting the American Lung Association Finishes in Washington, D.C. on August 2nd

    July 31 2014 4:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Omnicom Reaches Agreement on $2.5 Billion Revolving Credit Facility

    July 31 2014 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) announced today the amendment and extension of its multiyear revolving credit facility to July 2019.  Amounts available for borrowings under the facility are unchanged at $2.5 billion.  The facility includes a provision to increase the commitment by up to $500 million without further amendment at the option of Omnicom.  The agreement also now includes an option to extend the facility for an additional year at both the first and second anniversary of the effective date with each bank's approval.

  • J.D. Power Reports: Gen Y Now Buying More New Vehicles Than Gen X, but Still Trails Boomers

    July 31 2014 4:42 PM ET

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gen Y consumers are now accounting for a larger percentage of U.S. new-vehicle retail sales than their older Gen X counterparts, according to an analysis by J.D. Power.

  • Insurance marketplace reports their average premiums in MS are up 15.5% since Q1

    July 31 2014 4:17 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, N.C., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Average annual home insurance premiums in Mississippi increased 15.5% during the second quarter of 2014 – the largest hike of any of the 25 states that experienced increases, according to the Premium Report. The report represents new policies sold by to Mississippi homeowners, who experienced an average annual premium increase of $157/year over the prior quarter.

    According to the report, the average premium for Mississippi homeowners climbed to $1,170 a year.

  • Codman Neuro Launches New Envoy® Guiding Catheters

    July 31 2014 4:15 PM ET

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Codman Neuro*, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced the launch of the ENVOY® DA XB Distal Access Guiding Catheter and the 7F ENVOY® Guiding Catheter for neurovascular procedures.

    The announcement was made here at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 11th Annual Meeting, where Codman Neuro is featuring the new catheters alongside its broad portfolio of neurovascular solutions, which include microcoils, vascular reconstruction devices and the full line of ENVOY Guiding Catheters. 

  • Texas Appellate Justice Jim Moseley Joins Gray Reed

    July 31 2014 4:15 PM ET

    DALLAS, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gray Reed & McGraw today proudly announced that Justice Jim Moseley, who has served on Texas' Fifth District Court of Appeals for 18 years, is joining the firm and will chair the appellate section. Moseley, 60, retires from the bench August 21 and joins Gray Reed on September 2.

  • Pinnacle Foods Inc. To Report Fiscal Q2 Results and Host Conference Call

    July 31 2014 4:15 PM ET

    PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF) will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2014 on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  The Company will also host a conference call on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 9:30AM (ET), to discuss the results with members of the investment community.