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CUK, ORFG, CHG, PTSH, DTG - Stock News & Alerts for Wednesday December 2nd, 2010

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Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK) reported that it will result in an approximate $0.07 reduction in the company's 2010 fourth quarter earnings per share. The impact of voyage disruptions in the first quarter of 2011 is not expected to be material to the company's 2011 earnings.

Carnival plc, a cruise company, provides cruise vacation services. It offers cruises to various vacation destinations with a portfolio of cruise brands comprising Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, and The Yachts of Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises and Ocean Village in the United Kingdom; Cunard Line in the United Kingdom and North America; Costa Cruises in Europe; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Ibero Cruises in Spain and Brazil; and P&O Cruises Australia in Australia and New Zealand.

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Orofino Gold Corp. (ORFG.PK) is a US (Nevada) company established for the purpose of creating a significant exploration and mining group to operate in Colombia.

Orofino has major criteria by which they select properties that includes:

* Significant historical production
* Favorable geology for hosting major ore bodies
* Significant property area for large target exploration
* Recent results available
* Favorable infrastructure and access to allow mine development
* Receptive local government and populace.

Orofino Gold Corp. is a China based gold producer with one producing gold mine in Colombia and an option on a strong portfolio of small producers and development/exploration assets in Colombia.

Orofino Gold was founded as a private company in 2009 by former executives and management with over 50 years of combined mining exploration, finance and development experience.

Orofino’s corporate objective is to continue to build shareholder value through the exploration and development of existing projects and additional accretive acquisitions, capitalizing on the extensive experience and relationships that management has developed over the past 25 years.

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CH Energy Group Inc. (NYSE:CHG) on November 26, 2010 declared dividends of $1.08-3/4 per share on its 4.35 percent cumulative preferred stock,$1.12-1/2 per share on its 4-1/2 percent cumulative preferred stock,$1.18-3/4 per share on its 4.75 percent cumulative preferred stock; and $1.24 per share on its 4.96 percent cumulative preferred stock. Each of these dividends will be payable Jan. 3, 1011, to holders of record on Dec. 10, 2010.

CH Energy Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation (Central Hudson) and Central Hudson Enterprises Corporation (CHEC) engages in the electric utility, natural gas utility, and fuel distribution business. Central Hudson purchases, sells at wholesale, and distributes electricity and natural gas at retail in portions of New York State.

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PTS, Inc. (OTC.BB:PTSH) announced that through its ThinLine division has signed a 3-year Voice Over Internet Protocol (OTCPK:VOIP) contract with MC Universal Art.

MC Universal Art has been designing and installing quality framed art for over 30 years. They are a leading provider of wholesale and retail art frames, fine art prints, signed limited additions, as well as providing interior design consulting services. MC Universal Art works with leading interior designers, architects, and office furniture dealers - they help their wholesale clients achieve an environment that drives the image and identity they want to project for customers.

MC Universal Art is expanding its office and manufacturing infrastructure and required a scalable communications system that can handle their growth without effecting customer service. They also had a need to insure that their IT architecture would not be impacted with their communication upgrade.

“We were looking for a company that had VOIP expertise but also had the IT expertise to install, manage and scale our telecommunications infrastructure”, said Macky Pannu CEO of MC Universal Art. “ThinLine met all of our criteria and we look forward to growing our services with them in the future,” added Macky Pannu.

“I am impressed with MC Universal Art. They have a world class company and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Macky and his team,” said Raj Kalra CEO of PTS, Inc. “Our VOIP product will work perfectly to meet their existing demand, and will allow them to grow as quickly as they need so they can scale to keep up with their growth,” added Raj Kalra.

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE:DTG) announced on November 29, 2010 that Thomas P. Capo will be succeeded as Chairman of the Board by Richard W. Neu, effective immediately. "Tom has been a mainstay of the Board. His deep knowledge of the Company and the automotive industry has made him an invaluable member of the Dollar Thrifty team, particularly as we faced the significant challenges of recent years," said Scott L. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. "We thank him for his contribution to our success, and we look forward to his continued association with Dollar Thrifty until his retirement in 2011."

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. through its subsidiaries, rents and leases vehicles through company owned and franchised stores under Dollar and the Thrifty brand names primarily in the United States and Canada. The company also operates a franchised retail used car sales network. It involves in the daily rental of vehicles to business and leisure customers; sale of vehicle rental franchises worldwide; and the provision of various services, such as sales and marketing, reservations.

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