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BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
BIOLASE Conference Call: 2008 First Quarter
IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLTI), the world's leading dental laser company, announced today that the Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008 and to answer questions. The Company's results release will be distributed at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time that same day.
Micro Focus International plc to Acquire NetManage, Inc.
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Micro Focus International plc (LSE:MCRO) ("Micro Focus"), the leading provider of enterprise application management and modernization solutions, and NetManage, Inc. (Nasdaq:NETM) ("NetManage"), a software company that provides the fastest way to transform legacy applications into new Web-based business solutions, jointly today announced that their respective Boards of Directors have unanimously approved, and both companies have signed, a definitive agreement for Micro Focus to acquire NetManage in a merger transaction.
WSB Financial Group
WSB Financial Continues to Build Reserves in First Quarter 2008
BREMERTON, Wash., April 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- WSB Financial Group (Nasdaq:WSFG), the parent company of Westsound Bank, today reported a loss in the first quarter of 2008 after significant additions to loan reserves. Based on the maturing of its construction loans and continued uncertainty in the local housing market, the company added $7.7 million, or $0.91 per share after tax, to total provisions for loan losses and unfunded commitments in the first quarter. The company posted a net loss of $5.8 million, or $1.04 per share, for the first quarter of 2008. In the first quarter of 2007, WSB generated a net profit of $1.1 million, or $0.18 per share. Book value per share was $9.14 at March 31, 2008, and the ratio of Tier 1 equity capital to average assets was 11.76% at quarter end. All results for the first quarter are unaudited.