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Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. (Pinksheets:HBWO) reports that its majority shareholder, North Country Operating Corp., has retired 60 million shares of common stock it held in Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. The action resulted in a reduction of Harbor Brewing Co.'s total common shares outstanding to 84.9 million from 144.9 million, which represents a reduction of over 40%. Furthermore, North Country Operating Corp. also holds an additional 40 million restricted shares that are also the subject of negotiations to retire in whole or in part.

Additionally, the State of Florida has accepted the previously announced amendment to the company's articles of incorporation reducing the number of common shares authorized for issuance from 5 billion to 250 million.

Harbor Brewing Company, Inc. owns and operates brewing, baking, restaurant and real estate assets. In the brewing industry the company develops and acquires craft brewing companies and select craft beer labels. The company's holding, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, develops, produces, and markets micro brewed beers such as the award winning "War of 1812 Amber Ale," "Thousand Island Pale Ale" as well as "Railroad Red Ale", "1812 Amber Ale Light" and "Harbor Wheat" specialty beers. Its "1812 Amber Ale" is the company's flagship brand and was the winner of a Silver Award at the World Beer Championship.

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E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) will report its third quarter 2010 financial results after the close of the U.S. financial markets on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). This conference call will be available to domestic participants by dialing 800-683-1525 and 973-872-3197 for international participants. The conference ID number is 15332366. A live audio webcast and replay of this conference call will also be available at investor.etrade.com.

The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services including online brokerage and related banking products and services to retail investors. Specific business segments include Trading and Investing and Balance Sheet Management. Securities products and services are offered by E*TRADE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC). Bank products and services are offered by E*TRADE Bank, a Federal savings bank, Member FDIC, or its subsidiaries.

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DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Royal DSM N.V. announce an agreement to form a joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialize advanced surgical biomedical materials, pending European Union regulatory approval. The joint venture will be named Actamax Surgical Materials LLC. Under the joint venture agreement, DuPont and DSM will each share a 50 percent interest.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is launching Democracy 2010, a public discourse initiative that will make free airtime available to political candidates on the nine network-affiliated television stations operated by the company.

The Scripps stations will provide five minutes of free airtime to candidates nightly between 5 p.m. and 11:35 p.m. in the 30 days preceding the general elections in 2010. The Scripps television station group successfully implemented a similar free airtime policy during the national elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

The Scripps television stations are concentrated in the top 40 U.S. markets and reach about 10 percent of the nation's television households. Participating in Democracy 2010 are the company's six ABC-affiliated stations, WXYZ in Detroit; WCPO in Cincinnati; WEWS in Cleveland; WFTS in Tampa, Fla.; WMAR in Baltimore; and KNXV in Phoenix. Also participating are the company's three NBC-affiliated stations, WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla.; KSHB in Kansas City, Mo.; and KJRH in Tulsa, Okla.

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