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Artificial Life, Inc.
Artificial Life, Inc. Revamps botme.com
HONG KONG, Feb. 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hong Kong-based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTCBB:ALIF), a leading provider of award-winning mobile 3G technology and applications, announced that its m-commerce portal, www.botme.com, has been completely revamped and is now powered by a complete new back-office content management system.
Patient Portal Technologies, Inc.
Patient Portal Technologies Announces 8-Year Contract With Cortland Regional Medical Center
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Patient Portal Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:PPRG) announced today that its TB&A Television Services subsidiary has been awarded an eight-year contract from Cortland Regional Memorial Medical Center of Cortland, NY to provide the most advanced digital technology platform for television education and entertainment services.
Vital Signs, Inc.
Vital Signs Inc. Announces 3 Year Contract With HealthTrust Purchasing Group
TOTOWA, N.J., Feb. 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Signs, Inc. (Nasdaq:VITL) today announced the award of a three-year supply agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP (HealthTrust). The agreement is effective for the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2011 and covers anesthesia breathing systems, face masks, gas sampling lines, bacterial/viral filters, hygroscopic condensor humidifiers and stylettes.
Cape Fear Bank Corporation
Cape Fear Bank Corp. Reports 2007 Year-End and Fourth Quarter Results
WILMINGTON, N.C., Feb. 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cape Fear Bank Corporation (the "Company") (Nasdaq:CAPE) today reported unaudited net income for the fiscal year 2007 of $1.35 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, a decline of 40.8 percent and 39.7 percent, respectively, from the $2.27 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, reported for the fiscal year 2006. Results for the current year were impacted by an elevated level of nonperforming assets, a lower net interest margin and increased expenses related to branch expansion.
SP Plus Corporation
Standard Parking Corporation Completes Acquisition of G.O. Parking
CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Standard Parking Corporation (Nasdaq:STAN) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of G.O. Parking in Chicago, Illinois. The acquisition adds 25 locations to Standard Parking's portfolio.
Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. Announces Earnings for the Fourth Quarter and Year
METAIRIE, La., Feb. 1, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Louisiana Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:LABC), the holding company for Bank of New Orleans (the "Bank"), announced today that the Bank's net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2007 was $990,000, or $.17 per share, an increase of $998,000, from the fourth quarter of 2006. For the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company reported net income of $2.6 million, an increase of $618,000 or 30.6%, from 2006. The increase in net income for the fourth quarter of 2007 compared to the fourth quarter of 2006 was due primarily to an increase in interest income due to an increase in interest earning assets, an increase in non-interest income and a reduction in non-interest expense. The primary reason for the increase in net income, on an annual basis, was the increase in average interest earning assets following the Company's initial public offering in July 2007. Because the Company's shares were not outstanding for the entire year, earnings per common share are not presented for the full year ended December 31, 2007 or for periods prior to July 2007.