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Hexagon Metrology, Inc.
ROMER ``Infinite Rotation'' Patent Re-Affirmed by U.S. Patent Office
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I,, Sept. 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ROMER Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, has received notice from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office of its intent to issue a second re-examination certificate for ROMER's U.S. patent No. 5,829,148 ("the `148 patent"), concerning the "infinite rotation" feature of it's articulated measuring arms. A re-examination certificate confirms the claims of a patent; this notice is the second confirmation from the U.S. Patent office that all the `148 patent's claims are valid.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Toyota Motor North America Announces New President
NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Toyota Motor North America (TMA) announced today that Jim Press, TMA president and a Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) senior managing director, will resign from both positions effective September 14, 2007. Shigeru Hayakawa, currently TMA's executive vice president, will be named president of TMA and will continue to serve as a TMC managing officer.
i-level Media Group
i-level Media Partners With mInfo to Offer Campaigns With Mobile Interactive Response
SHANGHAI, China, Sept. 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- i-level Media Group Inc. (OTCBB:ILVL), China's premier digital taxi media company, announces a strategic partnership with mInfo(r) Inc. (www.minfo.com), a leading provider of mobile search and advertising services to China's 500+ million wireless telephone subscribers. The partnership will enable i-level to offer advertisers an integrated mobile-messaging response feature as part of their ad campaigns on i-level's digital outdoor media network. In addition, the two companies will cooperate to promote mInfo's convenient natural language mobile search services to i-level's growing audience of taxi riders.
ALCO Stores, Inc.
Duckwall-ALCO Stores Reports August Sales Increase of 9.5 Percent
ABILENE, Kan., Sept. 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK) today announced that its sales from continuing operations for the four weeks ended August 26, 2007 (fiscal month of August) increased approximately 9.5% to $37.4 million compared to $34.2 million in the prior-year month, and same-store sales increased 7.7%.