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Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) announced recently it has consolidated its energy risk engineering assets around the world to form a new unit, known as Aon Energy Risk Engineering. Building upon the expertise previously delivered to Aon's clients under brands such as Risk Reliability and Systems Engineering (RRS/Schirmer) and Hydrocarbon Risk Consultants (NYSE:HRC).

Aon Corporation (Aon) provides risk management and human capital consulting services. The Company operates in two segments: Risk and Insurance Brokerage Services, which acts as an advisor and insurance broker.


PTS, Inc. (OTC:PTSH) announced this morning that through its ThinLine division it has signed a 3 year IT Services deal with United Power.

United Power is acknowledged experts on the resale of products especially suited for medium voltage power distribution, in addition to providing a wide portfolio of products for other aspect of the electrical utility business.

United Power has been serving electrical utility Customers within Georgia continuously since 1976. They have developed a reputation for customer sensitivity, fair dealing and exceptional quality during this time.

United Power required an IT solution that would allow them to contact one source for all of their IT needs.

About PTS, Inc.

PTS, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire undervalued businesses and/or merge with businesses with a history of operating revenues. Prior to February 23, 2010, the company engaged in the provision of accessibility compliance consulting services to government, school districts, and municipalities and other public entities, as well as to retail, commercial, recreational, and corporate customers. PTS, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) announced recently results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net earnings were $0.10 per diluted share and earnings from continuing operations were $11 million, or $0.08 per diluted share. EBITDA was $150 million and cash earnings were $116 million. Aggregates shipments declined 2.6 percent, decreasing pretax earnings $7 million.

The average price for aggregates was in line with the prior year, with wide variations across markets. Excluding energy costs, unit cost of sales for aggregates decreased 2 percent. Unit cost for diesel fuel increased 17 percent, reducing pretax earnings $4 million. Unit cost for liquid asphalt increased 14 percent, reducing pretax earnings $6 million. Selling, administrative and general expenses were reduced by $2 million.

Vulcan Materials Company (Vulcan) is a producer of construction aggregates, primarily crushed stone, sand and gravel. The Company is also a producer of asphalt mix and ready-mixed concrete and a producer of cement in Florida.


Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) announced recently that Jay Brown, Crown Castle's Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 9:10 a.m. eastern time at the Deutsche Bank 2010 Media & Telecommunications Conference.

Mr. Brown's presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet and is expected to last approximately 35 minutes. The live audio webcast link and presentation for the conference will be available on Crown Castle's website at, where it will also be archived for replay.

Crown Castle International Corp. (CCIC) owns, operates and leases towers and other communication structures (collectively, towers), for wireless communications. The Company’s core business is renting space on its towers via long-term contracts in various forms, including license, sublease and lease agreements.


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