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Southern Company (NYSE:SO) reported second quarter earnings of $603.3 million, or 71 cents a share, compared with $510.2 million, or 62 cents a share, for the same period a year ago. For the six months ended June 30, Southern Company's earnings were $1.03 billion, or $1.20 a share, compared with $1.00 billion, or $1.22 a share, for the same period a year ago. Revenues for the second quarter were $4.52 billion, compared with $4.21 billion for the same period a year ago, a 7.5 percent increase. For the first six months of the year, revenues were $8.53 billion, compared with $8.36 billion for the same period last year, a 2.0 percent increase.

Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a utility company that provides electric service in the southeastern United States. The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity through coal, nuclear, oil and gas, and hydro resources.


Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:UPL) announced the following Webcast to discuss its second quarter 2011 financial and operating results; August 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. If you are unable to participate during the live Webcast, the conference call will be archived and can be accessed from Ultra's home page at

Ultra Petroleum Corp., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of oil and natural gas properties in the United States.


SFN Group Inc. (NYSE:SFN) announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 26, 2011. SFN Group president and CEO Roy Krause commented, "We continue to focus on executing our strategy to drive growth among our targeted customer segments. Expansion in our higher margin services and operating discipline in the second quarter contributed to a 70 basis point improvement year over year in Adjusted EBITDA to 3.6%." Second quarter 2011 revenues were $512 million, compared with $514 million in the second quarter of last year. Earnings from continuing operations in the second quarter 2011 were $8.6 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared with $2.7 million, or $0.05 per share, in the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA (defined below) in the second quarter was $18.2 million, or 3.6% of revenues, compared with $14.7 million, or 2.9% of revenues, in the prior year.

SFN Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a strategic workforce solutions provider in the United States and Canada. It offers professional and staffing services, which include temporary staffing, outsourcing and other, and permanent placement services.

******************************************* Health Partners Inc. (OTC:NHPR)

Sadly, less than 50% of Americans get eye exams more frequently than every two years despite the fact that most adults consider vision their most important sense. One in five people are at risk for vision loss, and many of the problems could have been addressed through preventive care.

But annual eye exams not only help correct vision problems; comprehensive eye exams can also reveal the warning signs of more serious undiagnosed health problems such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. No matter what the age, eye exams are important to our productivity and health.

More and more people are looking for vision services. By joining the CARExpress program, you will have access to 11,500 vision providers nationwide including: JCPenney, Target, LensCrafters, For Eyes, Sears and thousand of independents. You will be able to save an average of 10% - 50% on most frames, prescription lenses and non-prescription sunglasses. Not only do you receive significant savings on eyewear, but Laser Vision Correction (LASIK) is also included in this program. Special discounts on eye examinations at participating locations where approved.

National Health Partners, Inc. is a national healthcare savings organization that provides discount healthcare membership programs to uninsured and underinsured people through a national healthcare savings network called "CARExpress." CARExpress is one of the largest networks of hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare providers in the country and is comprised of over 1,000,000 medical professionals that belong to such PPOs as CareMark and Aetna. The company's primary target customer group is the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance of any kind. The company's secondary target customer group includes the millions of Americans who lack complete health insurance coverage.

National Health Partners, Inc. (OTC:NHPR), a leading provider of unique discount healthcare membership programs, announced that it has entered into agreement with a major Hispanic marketing group for the sale of its CARExpress programs. The company also sees growth in new sales of memberships of more than 300% thru the remainder of the year.

Under the new agreement, this national Hispanic marketing group will be promoting the company's CARExpress discount healthcare membership program to Hispanic communities located across the United States, with particular focus on cities and regions containing a large number of Hispanics. With the previously announced plans to increase monthly sales by 75% with its newest and most successful marketing partner, the company now expects sales of new members to grow more than 300% thru the remainder of the year.

For more information please visit official website of NHPR:


Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED) declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents a share on its common stock, payable September 15, 2011, to stockholders of record as of August 17, 2011.
Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $36 billion in assets.

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