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Talon Therapeutics, Inc.
Hana Biosciences to Present at the 11th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference On February 10, 2009
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hana Biosciences (Nasdaq:HNAB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, today announced that executive management will participate in the 11th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference to be held February 9 through February 10, 2009 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Steven R. Deitcher, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present an overview of the company and its pipeline programs at 9:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, February 10, 2009.
Central College's Kuyper Fieldhouse Shines With New Mondotrack
PELLA, Iowa, Feb. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For more than two decades, Central College athletes and students have competed and trained indoors on a track made by Mondo, the world's leading manufacturer of sports flooring. So when the H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse underwent a long-awaited renovation, college officials naturally chose Mondo again. The newly renovated fieldhouse at Central College now boasts a new six-lane, 200-meter track and four tennis/basketball courts with Mondo's state-of-the art track surface, Mondotrack, which was the official track surface of the 2008 Olympic Games.
ICC Worldwide, Inc.
ICC Worldwide Announces Major Expansion of European VoIP Call Handling Capabilities
CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Feb. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ICC Worldwide, Inc. (Pink Sheets:ICCW) today announced that the firm has implemented a major upgrade to its VoIP call traffic handling capabilities. The firm now has three European VoIP POP (Point Of Presence) sites located in Milan, Amsterdam, and London. At the Milan site, ICC has recently installed its own DIGITALK Intelligent Switch and Data Server. This action dramatically expands the firm's call handling capacity and overall network reliability. The centrally managed system also enables highly effective network utilization, ensuring the preferential use of capacity to route traffic in a way that is most cost effective for international calling destinations. This allows ICC to efficiently pass savings on to customers, thus ensuring the firm is able to provide the best possible value to its VoIP services subscribers.
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Taro Provides Preliminary 2008 Full Year Results
HAWTHORNE, N.Y., Feb. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ("Taro," the "Company,") (Pink Sheets:TAROF) today provided preliminary, unaudited and unreviewed information on its financial performance for the year ended December 31, 2008.
Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. Announces Earnings for the Fourth Quarter and Year
METAIRIE, La., Feb. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:LABC), the holding company for Bank of New Orleans (the "Bank"), announced today that the Company's net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2008 was $737,000, or $.14 per share (basic and diluted), a decrease of $253,000, from the fourth quarter of 2007. For the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company reported net income of $2.7 million, or $.49 per share (basic and diluted), an increase of $103,000 from the year ended December 31, 2007. The decrease in net income for the three months ended December 31, 2008 compared to the three month period ended December 31, 2007 was due primarily to a reduction in our loan loss recoveries and increases in non-interest expense related to our employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP") and our other equity-based compensation plans. The increase in net income for the year ended December 31, 2008 compared to the year ended December 31, 2007 was primarily attributable to the additional interest income generated by higher average balances of interest-earning assets following the Company's initial public offering in July 2007, and wholesale leverage strategies implemented during 2008. The impact of the increase in interest income was partially offset by the higher levels of non-interest expense, referenced above.