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Education Management Corporation (NASDAQ:EDMC), one of the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, reported its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2011. Net revenues were $695.4 million, an increase of 6.9% as compared to the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal year. Net income was $34.8 million, or $0.26 per diluted share. Excluding $2.6 million of expenses, net of tax, related to the extinguishment of our remaining senior subordinated notes and lease termination and restructuring costs, net income would have been $37.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, or $0.28 per diluted share.

Education Management Corporation provides post-secondary education in North America. It offers campus-based and online instructions to enable students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in various disciplines.

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With National Health Partners' CAREXpress, you can choose from over 12,000 chiropractors nationwide who offer a FREE spinal exam plus savings of 50% on diagnostic tests and x-rays and 30% on adjustments and treatments.

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.

Chiropractic is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.

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.

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Beacon Federal Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:BFED), the holding company for Beacon Federal, announced net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 increased 17.0% to $1.7 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, from $1.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2010. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, net income increased 17.2% to $3.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, from $2.8 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the same period in the prior year.

Beacon Federal Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Beacon Federal that provides various banking services in New York, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Texas.


Medallion Financial Corp. (Nasdaq:TAXI), a specialty finance company with a leading position servicing the taxicab industry and other niche markets, announced that earnings or net increase in net assets resulting from operations was $4,416,000 or $0.25 per diluted common share in the 2011 second quarter, up $1,381,000 or 45% from $3,035,000 or $0.17 per diluted common share in the 2010 second quarter.

Medallion Financial Corp., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty finance company in the United States.


Clean Tech Transit Cleantech Transit Inc. (OTCPK:CLNO)

Biomass is one of renewable energy sources and refers to biological material derived from living organisms such as wood and waste. Biomass is not only used to generate electricity as it is also able to produce heat. Among the simplest examples of biomass are the forest residues such as dead trees and wood chips, which have shown very good potential as energy sources. Biomass also includes plant or animal matter used for production of fibers or chemicals. Biomass energy has very long history and has been used in primitive forms since the early days of mankind. Burning wood in a cave is also a form of biomass energy, a simple conversion of an organic material to heat. Putted in even simpler words, a fire converts the organic wood into heat.

Cleantech Transit Inc. was founded to capitalize on technology advances and manufacturing opportunities in the growing clean energy public transportation sector. The Company has expanded its focus to invest directly in specific green projects that can maximize shareholder value. Recognizing the many economic and operational advances of converting wood waste into renewable sources of energy, Cleantech has selected to invest in Phoenix Energy ( This project can generate shareholder returns as well benefit the Company's manufacturing clients worldwide.

Cleantech Transit, Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed an agreement whereby it can earn a larger ownership percentage in the 500 KW bio mass Merced Project than previously announced.

Cleantech can now earn in up to 40% of the Merced Project up from the original 25% the Company announced. The 40% ownership stake will be based on the total cost incurred to the Project to date, in addition Cleantech can invest the in the Series B shares of Phoenix Energy equal to or greater to the direct investment made in 500 KW project.

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American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net course registrations from new students1 in the second quarter of 2011 increased to approximately 18,900, an increase of approximately 39% over the same period of 2010. Net course registrations1 increased to approximately 77,900 in the second quarter of 2011, a year-over-year increase of 28%. As of June 30, 2011, there were a total of 96,800 active students at American Public University System, a year-over-year increase of 34%. Second quarter 2011 revenues increased 31% to $60.8 million, compared to $46.3 million in the second quarter of 2010. Net income for the second quarter of 2011 increased 29% to $9.0 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, compared to $7.0 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the same period of 2010. American Public Education anticipates third quarter 2011 net course registrations from new students to increase approximately 35%1 year over year; net course registrations to increase approximately 28%1 year over year; revenues to increase approximately 29% year over year; and net income to be between $0.41 and $0.43 per diluted share. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2011 increased 31% to $60.8 million, compared to total revenues of $46.3 million in the second quarter of 2010. Income from operations before interest income and income taxes in the second quarter of 2011 increased 27% to $14.9 million, compared to $11.7 million in the same period of 2010. Stock-based compensation expense reduced operating income by $746,000 in the second quarter of 2011 and $722,000 in the second quarter of 2010.

American Public Education, Inc. provides online higher education focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities.

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