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Barrett Business Services, Inc.
BBSI Announces Acquisition of First Employment Services, Inc.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Barrett Business Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:BBSI) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire First Employment Services, Inc. headquartered in Tempe, Arizona pursuant to an asset purchase agreement to be effective February 4, 2008. The transaction is subject to the successful completion of due diligence and the execution of a definitive purchase agreement. Consideration for the all cash transaction is expected to approximate $5.0 million, which includes approximately $3.8 million in cash due upon closing and the balance of the consideration to be contingent upon the financial performance during the 12-month period following the effective date.
Optium to Speak at the 10th Annual Needham Growth Conference
HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Optium Corporation (Nasdaq:OPTM), a leading supplier of high performance optical subsystems, today announced that Eitan Gertel, President and Chief Executive Officer, will speak at the 10th Annual Needham Growth Conference.
Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc.
Gateway Financial Holdings Named to NASDAQ Global Select Market
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Gateway Financial Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:GBTS), the holding company for Gateway Bank & Trust Co., announced today that the company has been included in the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The NASDAQ Global Select Market has the highest initial listing standards of any exchange in the world based on financial and liquidity requirements. GBTS shares will begin trading under the NASDAQ Global Select Market on January 2, 2008.
A Time for the 'Real' Truth -- Is 'Christianity' Humanity's Great Hope or Hoax?
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 2, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Is Christianity, humanity's great hope as Christianity has led people to believe, or is it simply a stunningly contrived hoax? Are Christian doctrines "truths", or merely cunningly devised fables? Author Doug Huffman, through Christianity; Great Hope or Hoax?, exposes many revelations addressing the fables which have been and are taught as "truth" in Christianity. Don't Christians deserve the "real" biblical truth?