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POYDRAS GAMING FINANCE CORP., a leading provider of gaming machines to casino operators in its core markets of Oklahoma and Texas, today announced that it has completed the early redemption and cancellation of its 11.0% Convertible Debentures on September 5, 2016. Pursuant to the Company's announcement on August 2, 2016, Debentures in the amount of US $7,732,000 were redeemed and cancelled at a price equal to approximately US $1,020 per US $1,000..."/>
Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. Announces Completion of Early Redemption of 11.0% Convertible Debentures
Duke Energy CEO and chairman Lynn Good has moved up two notches, to 11th place, in Fortune's annual list of the most powerful women. Good became Duke's chief executive and president in mid-2013, taking over one of the largest U.S. electric utilities in a male-dominated industry. Good first made the list in 2013, at 16th, and moved to 13th the next two years."/>
BRIEF: Duke Energy CEO moves up Fortune's "most powerful women" list [The Charlotte Observer]
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. will replace American Science& Engineering Inc. in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Monday, September 12. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent OSI Systems Inc. is acquiring American Science& Engineering in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final approvals. El Pollo Loco Holdings develops, franchises, licenses, and operates quick-service restaurants."/>
El Pollo Loco Holdings Set to Join the S&P SmallCap 600
Rite Aid. In an announcement today, operator Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. said it would have to divest between 500 and 1,000 stores in order to win regulatory approval for its planned acquisition of Rite Aid. Walgreens earlier said it would sell less than 500 stores in order to buy the smaller drug-store chain."/>
Walgreens shedding up to 1,000 stores as part of Rite Aid deal [Alabama Media Group, Birmingham]
Potbelly Corporation announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program for up to $30 million of the Company’ s common stock. The Company’ s previous $35 million share repurchase program, authorized in September 2015, was completed in July 2016. The timing and volume of share repurchases will be determined by the Company's management based on its ongoing assessments of the capital needs of the business, the market..."/>
Potbelly Corporation Announces New $30 Million Share Repurchase Program
Apple has launched its next generation of iPhones--iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, a new family of smartwatches and Apple wireless AirPods, in a bid to stem a slide in profits. For, the US-based technology giant is facing pressure from markets like China and India, where sales are slowing. The Cupertino-headquartered company's products launched on Wednesday feature several new facilities and upgrade, but it would be better to go for second thoughts before pre-ordering any such..."/>
Read the fine print: What Apple didn't tell you at its launch event [Hindustan Times, New Delhi]
Mahindra and Mahindra and taxi aggregator Ola are entering into a strategic alliance that will offer an integrated package of Mahindra vehicles, finance, insurance and other services to Ola's driver partners, the two companies announced here onThursday. Through the alliance, M&M and Ola aim for vehicle sales and financing of over Rs 2,600 crore. "Ola's driver partners can now avail of an integrated and attractive Mahindra-Ola..."/>
Mahindra & Mahindra ties up with Ola in India [Hindustan Times, New Delhi]
Lakeland Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of protective clothing for industry, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, will release its financial results for the fiscal 2017 second quarter ended July 31, 2016, on Wednesday September 14, 2016, after the close of the stock market and will conduct a conference call thereafter on the same day at 4:30 p.m. eastern. The call will be hosted by..."/>
Lakeland Industries to Report Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results and Conduct Conference Call
Carnival Triumph for the first-ever "Read& Rise" literacy day to celebrate their reading achievements as winners of the school's summer reading challenge. The event was created in collaboration with Carnival Cruise Line, New Orleans Saints and Scholastic Book Fairs and was hosted by former Saints player Deuce McAllister..."/>
Carnival Cruise Line, New Orleans Saints And Scholastic Book Fairs Team Up To Honor Students With 'Read & Rise' Literacy Event Aboard Carnival Triumph In New Orleans
JRjr33, Inc., doing business as JRJR Networks today announced that the Company is scheduled to present at the Annual Aegis Growth Conference. John P. Rochon, Chief Executive Officer is scheduled to present on Thursday September 22, 2016 at the conference to be held at The Encore at Wynn Las Vegas at 10:30 AM Pacific. In addition to the presentation, management will be attending one-on-one meetings with attendees throughout the conference."/>
JRJR Networks To Present At 2016 Aegis Growth Conference On September 22 In Las Vegas
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News Corp announced today that Move, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Ryan O’ Hara will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Media, Communications& Entertainment Conference on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, to be held in Los Angeles, CA. The session will begin at 12:00 p.m. Move, Inc. is a subsidiary of News Corp and operates realtor.com ®."/>
News Corp’s Move, Inc. to Participate in Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference
A. H. Belo Corporation announced today that the Company’ s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share, payable on December 2, 2016 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on November 10, 2016.. A. H. Belo Corporation is a leading local news and information publishing company with commercial printing, distribution and direct mail capabilities, as well as expertise in emerging media and digital marketing."/>
A. H. Belo Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2016 Dividend
McRae Industries, Inc. declared a dividend of$. 13 per share on the Company's Class A and Class B Common Stock payable on October 5, 2016 to shareholders of record on September 21, 2016.."/>
McRae Industries, Inc. Dividend Declared
Rent-A-Center, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be payable on October 20, 2016, to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 3, 2016.. A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, TX-based, Rent-A-Center, Inc., is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of..."/>
Rent-A-Center, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
SIR Royalty Income Fund today declared a cash distribution of $0.095 per unit for the period August 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016. The distribution will be payable on September 30, 2016 to unitholders of record at the close of business on September 19, 2016.. About SIR Corp. SIR is a privately held Canadian corporation that owns and operates a portfolio of 60 restaurants and one seasonal retail outlet in Canada. SIR's Concept brands include: Jack..."/>
SIR Royalty Income Fund Announces September Distribution
Extended Stay America announced today that it has accepted the resignation of chief marketing officer, Tom Seddon. Seddon, 48, is leaving to pursue a masters degree in data science at University of California. He joined the company in April 2012 and was part of taking the company public in November 2013.."/>
Extended Stay America Announces Resignation Of Chief Marketing Officer
Vince Holding Corp., a leading contemporary fashion brand, today reported unaudited results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 ended July 30, 2016.. In this press release, the Company is presenting its financial results in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles as well as on an "adjusted" basis. Adjusted results presented in this press release are non-GAAP financial measures."/>
Vince Holding Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
Rocky Brands, Inc. today announced that Mike Brooks, Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of David Sharp as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company. Brooks will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer while the Board conducts a search for a new Chief Executive Officer."/>
Rocky Brands Announces CEO Transition

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