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Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Merit Medical to Present At Roth Capital's OC Growth Stock Conference
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Feb. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMSI), a manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology and radiology procedures, is scheduled to present at Roth Capital Partners' 20th Annual OC Conference, which is being held February 18-21, 2008 in Dana Point, California.
Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
Axcelis Technologies, Inc. Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Letters by a Japanese Company, Sumitomo Heavy Industries
BEVERLY, Mass., Feb. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Axcelis Technologies, Inc.(Nasdaq:ACLS) today confirmed that it has received a series of unsolicited letters, from a Japanese company, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) (TSE:6302), dated February 4, 2008 and February 11, 2008, in which SHI makes a contingent proposal to acquire Axcelis at a nominal premium of $5.20 per share. The Japanese company uses Axcelis' currently depressed stock price as a rationale for its timing. The proposed price is almost 10% less than the average closing price of Axcelis over the last 52 weeks. The letter states that the Japanese company's proposal is contingent upon due diligence, among other things.
InZon Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire CLEC/Cable Company
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- InZon Corporation (OTCBB:IZON) today announced that the Company and its subsidiary InZon Wireless, Inc. have signed a letter of intent to acquire a licensed Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) provider of telephone, high speed Internet and franchised cable television services based in Florida.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.
OMA's January 2008 Total Passenger Traffic Increases 11.4 Percent
MONTERREY, Mexico, Feb. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB), reports that total passenger traffic (terminal passengers) at its 13 airports increased 11.4% in January 2008, as compared to January 2007. The increase is a result of the double digit growth in domestic passenger traffic.
Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones to Change the Composition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average
NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Bank of America Corp. and Chevron Corp. will replace Altria Group, Inc. and Honeywell International, Inc. in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, effective with the opening of trading on February 19, Dow Jones & Company announced.