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MetaPower International, Inc.
MetaPower International, Inc. Receives Additional Purchase Order for $334,000 From Major Oil Sands Energy Company
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- MetaPower International, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MTPW) is pleased to announce that the Company's subsidiary, MetaPower Canada, has received a purchase order for $350,000 Canadian to lead a Production Reliability Improvement Project for an energy company's Oil Sands operation in Northern Alberta. The purchase order is valued at $334,000 U.S. at current exchange rates.
Leading Brands, Inc.
Leading Brands, Inc. Announces $9.9 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Leading Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIX), North America's only fully integrated healthy beverage company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into definitive agreements to raise gross proceeds of approximately US$9.9 million through the sale of 3.3 million shares of common stock to certain institutional investors at $3.00 per share. Leading Brands will use the proceeds from this transaction for the marketing of its proprietary beverage brands and for general working capital.
ALCO Stores, Inc.
Duckwall-ALCO Stores Reports July Sales Increase of 6.9 Percent
ABILENE, Kan., Aug. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK) today announced that its sales from continuing operations for the four weeks ended July 29, 2007 (fiscal month of July) increased 6.9% to $35.3 million compared to $33.1 million in the prior-year month, and same-store sales increased 5.2%.
Pricester's Six-Month Revenues Up 110 Percent
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Aug. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Pricester.com, Inc. (OTCBB:PRCC) which operates an innovative Internet shopping portal and provides cost-effective website development and related Internet marketing services has reported its second quarter earnings for 2007. The company saw revenues increase by 110 percent compared to the same six-month period last year.