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uBid.com Holdings, Inc.
uBid.com Reports Strong Auction Activity for the Start of the Holiday Season
CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- uBid.com Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:UBHI) whose uBid, Inc. subsidiary is one of the leading business-to-consumer and business-to-business online marketplaces in the U.S., today announced a strong start to the holiday shopping season. Starting with Black Friday, along with Cyber Monday until yesterday (Friday, November 24 through Tuesday, December 5) the number of visitors to the popular auction website, www.ubid.com, jumped 33% compared to the previous 12 day period in prior month. Moreover, Customer Registrations grow 58% largely due to the recent launch of the "uBid uPhoria" commercial on November 22, 2006.
Specialty Silicone Products, Inc.
Photo Release -- Specialty Silicone Products Announces Flexblade...Next Generation Silicone Windshield Wiper Promises 5-Year Life
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently launched a new and improved silicone windshield wiper called Flexblade(tm). This new wiper utilizes the same patented, high performance silicone rubber blade coated with a durable non-stick coating, but has a unique curved frame that conforms to today's highly curved windshields. Conventional rubber blades deteriorate after 6-12 months from constant exposure to UV, ozone and extreme heat and cold. Flexblade(tm) lasts for several years because the blade is made from a patented, specially formulated silicone rubber which is resistant to UV and ozone and remains flexible at temperatures between -80F and 400F. The product is guaranteed, unconditionally by SSP, to last 5 years.
Quanex Building Products Corporation
Quanex Fiscal Fourth Quarter and 2006 Annual Results
HOUSTON, Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE:NX) today reported fiscal fourth quarter and 2006 annual results for the period ending October 31, 2006. Net sales for the quarter and year were records at $527.7 million and $2,032.6 million, respectively, compared to $483.3 million and $1,969.0 million, respectively, in the year ago periods. Income from continuing operations was $39.1 million for the quarter and $160.3 million for the year, compared to the $46.7 million and $177.2 million, respectively, reported a year ago. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.03 for the fourth quarter and $4.15 for the year, compared to $1.17 and $4.50, respectively, last year. Diluted earnings per share were $1.03 and $4.15 for the quarter and the year, respectively. Return on invested capital at fiscal year end was 19.4% compared to 20.8% a year ago.
Northwest Bancorporation, Inc.
Northwest Bancorporation Announces Two New Directors
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northwest Bancorporation, Inc. (OTCBB:NBCT) (the "Company") Chairman of the Board William Shelby announced that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed two new Directors to fill vacant Board seats effective immediately. The new Directors are Jennifer West and Katie Brodie. They will also serve on the Board of Inland Northwest Bank (the "Bank"), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.
Coastal Technologies, Inc.
Coastal Technologies, Inc. Reports Software Test Results
OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Coastal Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets:CTTJ) (the "Company"), a publicly traded company, today reported the field test results for its Chiropractic E-Health System. Through its subsidiary Goldman & Goldman, Inc. field testing in Chiropractor offices in Illinois has been completed and testing on electronic claims transmissions to third party payers will be completed this week. The Company will use the Hilliard, Ohio facility as an application service provider (ASP) to provide computer-based services to customers over a network.
uBid.com Holdings, Inc.
uBid.com Holdings, Inc. to Present At the Cowen and Company Second Annual Internet Conference
CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- uBid.com Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:UBHI), whose uBid, Inc. subsidiary is one of the leading business-to-consumer and business-to-business online marketplaces in the U.S., today announced that the Company will present at the Cowen and Company Second Annual Internet Conference at the Le Parker Meridien in New York City on Thursday, December 7, 2006. The presentation will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST and will be webcast from the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website at www.ubid.com.
BandTel and Epygi Align to Provide Industry-Leading VoIP Solutions
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., and PLANO, Texas, Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- BandTel(tm), a leading worldwide provider of SIP Trunking services and Epygi Technologies, a worldwide leader in VoIP IP PBX technology for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the companies have entered into a strategic partnership.
Superclick Retains Investor Relations Firm
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 6, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Superclick, Inc. (OTCBB:SPCK), a technology leader in IP management solutions to the hospitality industry, today announced that it has retained Optimus Inc. to provide strategic investor relations and financial communications services. Sandro Natale, President and CEO, commented that "We have made significant progress both in terms of developing our product line to better address our customers' needs and in terms of positioning the business to achieve profitability."