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Companies Giving Their All - DFS, NSM, WTI, SANW

|Includes:National Semiconductor Corporation (NSM), SANW, WTI



Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) credit card company, in a bid to be the choice of holiday shoppers, is starting a 2% cash-back program Nov. 15 and letting it run through Dec. 31. The deal, not the best the company offers, doubles the card's usual cash-back option.

Discover Financial Services, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a credit card issuer and electronic payment services company primarily in the United States. The company offers Discover Card-branded credit cards to individuals and small businesses over the Discover Network.


National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) will host its Analyst Day at the company's headquarters campus in Santa Clara, Calif. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010.

National Semiconductor is a leader in analog power management technology. Its products include easy-to-use integrated circuits, PowerWise products that enable more energy-efficient systems, and SolarMagic products which improve the energy output of solar arrays. The company celebrated its 50th anniversary last May.


W&T Offshore Inc. (NYSE:WTI)
announced on November 1, 2010 that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share, payable to the holders of the Corporation's common shares. The dividend will be payable on December 8, 2010, to the shareholders of record on November 17, 2010.

W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas company focused primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, including exploration in the deepwater and deep shelf regions, where it has developed significant technical expertise. W&T has grown through acquisitions, exploitation and exploration and currently holds working interests in approximately 72 producing fields in federal and state waters.


S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq:SANW) recently provided a status report related to its progress in developing stevia leaf production in California on a commercial scale in support of U.S. demand for stevia leaf, the source of an all-natural, non-caloric sweetener used by major food and beverage manufacturers worldwide. S&W also announced that it has retained renowned stevia pioneer Clinton C. Shock, PhD to direct the Company's stevia plant breeding program, targeted at developing superior varieties of stevia.

Founded in 1980 and headquartered in the Central Valley of California, S&W Seed Company is a global leader in warm climate, high yield alfalfa seed varieties, including varieties that can thrive in poor, saline soils, as verified over decades of university-sponsored trials.






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