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Nalco Sales Up Sharply, Debt Payments Total $45 Million
NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nalco Holding Company (NYSE:NLC) delivered rapid sales growth and good cash generation to repay debt in the first quarter, but those results did not immediately translate into improved quarterly net income or Adjusted EBITDA. Nalco is on track, however, to meet its full-year expectations as the fundamental business is strong and several issues that dampened first quarter results are not expected to be with us the balance of the year.
The Pomerantz Firm Charges Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. With Securities Fraud -- VTSS
NEW YORK, May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- A class action lawsuit has been filed by Pomerantz Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) ("Pomerantz") in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, against Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation ("Vitesse" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:VTSS) and certain of its officers, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of the Company during the period from October 23, 2003 to April 26, 2006, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The complaint alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Aquila Announces May 4 Earnings Webcast
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) will conduct a conference call and webcast on May 4 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss 2006 first quarter results. Participants will be Chief Executive Officer Richard C. Green, Chief Operating Officer Keith Stamm and Chief Financial Officer Rick Dobson. Aquila's results will be made public and financial information will be posted on Wednesday, May 3, on the company's Web site, www.aquila.com.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter 2006 Financial Results Call on Friday, May 5, at 8:30 A.M. EDT
NEW YORK, May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX) will hold a conference call on Friday, May 5, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Michael S. Weiss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, will host the call. Keryx will announce its financial results for this period in a press release to be issued prior to the call. In order to participate in the conference call, please call 1-800- 895-3606 (U.S.), 1-785-424-1065 (outside the U.S.), call-in ID: KERYX. The audio recording of the conference call will be available for replay at http://www.keryx.com, for a period of 15 days after the call.
friendlyway Corporation Acquires Pantel Systems, Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- friendlyway Corporation (OTCBB:FDWY), a self-service provider of customer-facing public access self-service systems, today announced that it has signed a Share Exchange Agreement to acquire Pantel Systems, Inc., a privately-held company located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
National Corn Growers Association
NCGA, River Supporters Push for Passage of Water Resources Development Act
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Touting the critical need for passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2005 (WRDA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the Midwest Area River Coalition 2000, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (UBC), the American Land Conservancy and key senators from states along the Mississippi and Illinois rivers came together today to urge Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to schedule a vote for the bill.