With an estimated 60 percent of all first year community college students needing at least one remedial course, the cost of re-learning basic skills is a growing problem for students, their families and institutions of higher education. To help address the issue, Blackboard Inc. and K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) recently disclosed plans to develop an innovative and flexible solution to cut the cost of delivering remediation courses while increasing their overall quality and effectiveness.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation's largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
Muscle Pharm Corp. (MSLP.OB) is one of the fastest growing nutritional supplement companies in the United States with a proprietary formulation used in its portfolio of performance products, previously announced UFC star Jake Shields will be wearing MusclePharm apparel at the UFC 121 co-main event, which takes place on October 23 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
UFC 121 Matches draw an estimated 850,000 pay per view buys and is watched by an estimated 10 million viewers.
Previously, MSLP entered into a distribution agreement with TapouT to launch a MusclePharm apparel line that includes t-shirts, sweat suits, shorts and other active wear items.
For more information about this company please visit http://www.musclepharm.com
Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) announced that Kadant will release its 2010 third quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 and will hold a conference call for investors the next day, Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. Eastern time.
Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier to the global pulp and paper industry, with a range of products and services for improving efficiency and quality in pulp and paper production, including paper machine accessories and systems for stock preparation, fluid handling, and water management.
GreenHouse Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:GRHU) previously announced that PepsiCo(R) will partner with GreenHouse to utilize Southern California Edison's (SCE) Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program at its Buena Park bottling plant. GRHU is a qualified service provider of SCE's Auto-DR program, providing site assessment, feasibility studies, project development, engineering, installation of enabling technologies and complete processing of all incentives.
The Auto-DR program offers significant financial incentives and technical support to SCE customers with automated load control systems that participate in demand response events. Auto-DR uses control systems to automatically achieve specified energy demand reductions (kW and duration) during periods of peak energy demand.
Note: In utilizing the Auto-DR system, Pepsi can shed or reduce electric consumption during costly peak energy periods when the demand is highest. In addition, the system provides Pepsi the ability to reduce operating costs by curtailing the use and purchase of electricity. Pepsi will then receive financial incentives from SCE for doing so.
For more information about this company please visit http://www.greenhouseintl.com/
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (NASDAQ:KALU) released it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Alexco, LLC, a manufacturer of hard alloy extrusions for the aerospace industry based in Chandler, Arizona. Kaiser Aluminum intends to fund the purchase price of approximately $90 million with existing cash on hand. The transaction is anticipated to close in December, 2010 subject to satisfaction of closing conditions, including receipt of third party consents.
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is a leading producer of semi-fabricated specialty aluminum products, serving customers worldwide with highly-engineered solutions for aerospace and high-strength, general engineering, and custom automotive and industrial applications.
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