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New Crisis for U.S. Utilities: Uranium Supply Crunch Coming
SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Research analyst Kevin Bambrough for North America's top-ranked money management firm, Sprott Asset Management, predicts a major crisis ahead for U.S. utilities hoping to obtain fuel for their nuclear reactors, especially for those proposing new reactors. "The supply is just not there," warned Bambrough in a recently published interview appearing in StockInterview.com. "For people who want to bring on new facilities and contract for it (uranium), it's very difficult to do that," Bambrough advised utilities, "You have to go to mines that are not even there yet in order to try and contract supply."
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Duckwall-ALCO Stores Reports December Sales Increase of 8.4 Percent
ABILENE, Kan., Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Duckwall-ALCO Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq:DUCK) today announced that its sales from continuing operations for the five weeks ended January 1, 2006 (fiscal month of December) increased approximately 8.4% to $62.8 million, compared with $58.0 million in the prior-year month and same-store sales increased 4.6%. The 20 stores previously announced as closing, along with other stores where the decision has been made to close them, are excluded from sales from continuing operations.
Neoware to Present at Needham & Company Growth Conference
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Neoware, Inc. (Nasdaq:NWRE), the leading supplier of enterprise thin client solutions, and related software and services that make computing more open, secure, reliable, affordable, and manageable, today announced that the Company will present at the Needham & Company, LLC Growth Conference.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.'s Holdings in Metso to 4.76 Percent
HELSINKI, Finland, Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Metso Corporation has been informed about a decrease in the holding of the mutual funds managed by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation. On December 29, 2005, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 's holdings amounted to 4.76 percent of the paid up share capital of Metso Corporation after being, on the basis of their previous announcement, 5.33 percent on November 9, 2005. The threshold of five percent was crossed on December 29, 2005 when J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd. sold 460,000 Metso shares.
TDC A/S: Holding of Own Shares
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 4, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Pursuant to Section 204.33 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual, this is to report that TDC A/S on December 31, 2005 held 3,661,655 of its own shares of DKK 5, corresponding to a total nominal value of DKK 18,308,275 or 1.85% of the total share capital.