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SPOT Rescue Alert: SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Initiates Rescue for Off-Road Desert Motorcycle Accident
MILPITAS, Calif., March 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPOT LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) and a leader in personal satellite messaging and emergency communications, today announced that the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger(tm) successfully notified emergency rescue authorities of a severely injured off-road motorcyclist in California's Mojave Desert. The man's condition became critical and despite cell phone service, friends at his side could not communicate their remote location to local authorities.
Secured Financial Network, Inc.
Virtual Payment Solutions Enters Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Chase Peabody to Sell Its 'CheckNique' Scanner Nationwide
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., March 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Secured Financial Network, Inc. (OTCBB:SFNL) Jeffrey Schultz CEO announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Virtual Payment Solutions (VPS) has entered into an agreement with Chase Peabody & Associates to be the exclusive U.S. distributor for its check scanning equipment to the Merchant Services and Payment Transaction Industry. Under the terms of the agreement, VPS will utilize their established ISO (Independent Sales Organizations) reseller network to sell CheckNique(r) a double-sided check-imaging scanner that can be immediately integrated into the RedFin Payment Gateway.
Pride International, Inc.
Pride International, Inc. Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
HOUSTON, March 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pride International, Inc. (NYSE:PDE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information covering the company's fleet of offshore drilling rigs and its three drilling management projects has been updated as of March 2, 2009. The updated report, titled "Monthly Fleet Update," is available through the company's website at www.prideinternational.com and can be accessed at the Investor Relations link.
Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Acurox(r) Tablets New Drug Application Accepted for Filing With a Priority Review Classification
PALATINE, Ill., and BRISTOL, Tenn., March 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACUR) and King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:KG) (the Companies) today announced that Acura's New Drug Application (NDA) for Acurox(r) (oxycodone HCl/niacin) Tablets was accepted for filing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with a Priority review classification. Acurox(r) is an immediate release opioid analgesic, has a proposed indication for relief of moderate-to-severe pain and is designed to deter common methods of misuse and abuse.
AutoZone 2nd Quarter Sales Increase 8.1%; EPS Increases 21.1% to $2.03
MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 3, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today reported net sales of $1.4 billion for its second quarter (12 weeks) ended February 14, 2009, an increase of 8.1% from fiscal second quarter 2008 (12 weeks). Domestic same store sales, or sales for stores open at least one year, increased 6.0% for the quarter.