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Banco Macro S.A. (NYSE:BMA) announced its results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010 ("4Q10"). All figures are in Argentine pesos (Ps.) and have been prepared in accordance with Argentine GAAP. The Bank's net income totaled Ps.274.4 million in 4Q10. This result was 13% higher than the Ps.241.8 million posted for the fourth quarter of 2009 ("4Q09") and 2% higher than the result posted in the third quarter of 2010 ("3Q10"). In 4Q10, the annualized return on average equity ("ROAE") and return on average assets ("ROAA") were 27.3% and 3.7%, respectively.

Banco Macro S.A. provides banking products and services to individuals, entrepreneurs, companies, and corporate customers in Argentina.


NATIONAL HEALTH PARTNERS, INC. (OTC:NHPR) is a leading national healthcare savings organization that provides unique discount healthcare membership programs to uninsured and underinsured people through a national healthcare savings network called "CARExpress."

NATIONAL HEALTH PARTNERS currently offers five standard CARExpress membership programs that provide benefits that range from prescription drug and vision care to comprehensive physician, hospital, vision, dental and other care.

Comprehensive Care Program.This program is designed for individuals and families with little or no health insurance. It provides members with access to all of our CARExpress products and services, including physician, hospital and ancillary care, dental and vision care, retail and mail order pharmacy, 24-hour nurseline, hearing care, chiropractic and complementary alternative care, medical supplies and equipment, and long-term care facilities. The monthly retail price for this membership program is $39.95 per family.

Supplemental Care Program.This program is designed for individuals and families who are underinsured and offers everything our comprehensive care program offers, except for access to doctors and hospitals. Our supplemental care program generally presumes the member has some level of basic medical insurance coverage. The monthly retail price for this membership program is $29.95 per family.

Preferred Care / Senior Advantage Program. This program is designed for individuals and families who are underinsured and need to save on the basic health services not covered under a traditional health insurance plan. It offers savings on prescriptions, vision and dental care, and a 24-hour nurseline. The monthly retail price for this membership program is $19.95 per family.

Dental & Vision Care Program. This program is designed for individuals and families who typically have health insurance, but who do not have either dental care or vision care. The monthly retail price for this membership program is $14.95 per family.

Prescription & Vision Care Program. This program is designed to offer members an inexpensive way to save money on prescriptions and vision care. This program is our low-cost entry program. The monthly retail price for this program is $9.95 per family.


American Video Teleconferencing Corp. (Pink Sheets:AVOT) is pleased to announce that it has hired a French speaking geologist to search the archives of the Quebec Department of Mines for Rare Earths showings not on a current computer file.

American Video believes the rare earths industry is where it wants to maintain a very strong focus and is looking to expand its holdings. As neither the Federal nor Quebec Governments have carried out any air borne surveys in this area, the company will seek a contractor to do an air borne Mag-EM radiometric survey. This survey will cover its present holdings and the immediate surrounding area looking for future acquisitions. We are pleased to be working in the Province of Quebec as it is rated the number one jurisdiction in the world to carry out mineral exploration. The Quebec Government gives a rebate up to 45% for property expenditures.

Presently American Video is in the final stage of negotiations with Kondor Gold Pyt. in Australia.

Rare earth elements have become irreplaceable in clean tech such as hybrid and electric car motors, high-efficiency light bulbs, solar panels and wind turbines. They also play a key role in defense technologies such as cruise missiles, radar and sonar and precision-guided weapons.

Experts warn that the U.S. depends upon China for almost its entire supply of rare earths, and has let its own rare earth production languish despite having about 15 percent of the world's reserves. A draft of a Chinese rare earths plan for 2009-2015 states that China's own industrial demand could soon lead to restrictions or bans on the export of rare earths.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has noted that 91 percent of U.S. consumption of rare earths came from China between 2005 and 2008. Constraints on Chinese exports are creating opportunities for non-Chinese projects.

American Video will aggressively continue to search world-wide for opportunities in Precious, Base and Rare Earths metal projects.


MEDNAX, Inc. (NYSE:MD) reported earnings per share of $1.12 for the three months ended December 31, 2010, that were driven by the Company’s successful acquisition efforts throughout the year. MEDNAX’s results from operations for the 2010 fourth quarter include revenue growth of 10.6 percent and operating income growth of 10.9 percent compared to the prior-year period, when excluding the impact of a favorable legal settlement in the 2009 fourth quarter.

MEDNAX, Inc., through its subsidiary, Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. provides neonatal, maternal-fetal, other pediatric subspecialty and anesthesia physician services in the United States and Puerto Rico.


Covidien plc (NYSE:COV) announced that Mallinckrodt Inc., a Covidien company, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application (NASDAQ:ANDA) for its Fentanyl Transdermal System (NYSE:FTS) patch. Covidien was the largest supplier of controlled pain medications in the United States based on number of prescriptions.

Covidien plc develops, manufactures, and sells healthcare products for use in clinical and home settings in the United States and internationally.



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