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AV, PTSH, AVA, CAR - Investor Research Stock Report for Sunday November 7th, 2010

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All 1,300 of Aviva (NYSE:AV) USA’s Des Moines-based employees and contractors are now occupying the company’s new U.S. operations headquarters at 7700 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines. Capping a summer of highly orchestrated moves, Aviva relocated its staff from three leased locations in downtown Des Moines to the new campus.

Aviva USA broke ground on its new headquarters in April 2008. With a project budget of approximately $150 million, the eight-story building sets on 88 acres of commercial property at the intersection of Jordan Creek Parkway and Mills Civic Parkway.

Aviva plc, an insurance company, provides a portfolio of life and pensions, general insurance, health insurance, and asset management products and services primarily in the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific.


PTS, Inc. (OTCPK:PTSH) to Acquire Majority Control of ThinLine Technology Group

PTS, Inc. (OTC:PTSH) has entered into a Share Exchange Agreement pursuant to which PTSH will acquire 70% of ThinLine Technology Group at the closing. Closing shall occur as soon as PTSH receives satisfactory audited financials from ThinLine, but not later than December 31, 2010.

ThinLine Technology Group ( manages, markets and maintains the IT and VOIP infrastructure for small and medium business (SMB market) and provides Private Cable Operators (PCO market) private label billing and call center support. At present, the company services over 21,000 clients on behalf of Private Cable Operators over 400 apartment properties across the United States.

The company consists of three divisions of expertise that provides one-stop solutions for customers' technology needs across a broad spectrum of marketing, support and technology services:

ThinLine IT: providing CTO services and consulting, remote server and desktop support, disaster recovery, hosted exchange, software development, mobile application development and managed IT services.

ThinLine Connect: providing Internet and communications system consulting, business VoIP, hosted PBX technology, web-based CRM tools, and white-label call center support services.

ThinLine Interactive: providing local search marketing, social media marketing consulting, pay-per-click marketing, web hosting, web development and optimization, and mobile (SMS) marketing.

"This acquisition is of significant importance for PTSH. This addition continues the company's mission to reorganize and focus on developing and growing across multiple verticals. We shall continue to pursue our business model of growing our business throughout Technology, Retail and Finance under the company umbrella. This strategy will help diversify income and allow the company to grow utilizing the managed service model," states Marc Pintar, interim CEO.

In other company news and events: In concert with today's merger news, PTS, Inc. will shortly announce its new officers directors and board members, replacing current interim management.

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.


The primary non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp, (NYSE:AVA), Advantage IQ, Inc., a leading provider of strategic energy management solutions, announced today the appointment of Donato C. Capobianco, age 38, to the position of senior vice president and general counsel, a new position at the company. In this role, Capobianco will provide legal advice on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters for Advantage IQ and its subsidiary, Ecos IQ.

Advantage IQ partners with Fortune 1000 organizations to maximize business results through the reduction of energy expenses, managing risk and improving environmental performance.

Avista Corporation, an energy company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy and energy-related businesses in the United States and Canada. Avista Corporation operates through two segments, Avista Utilities and Advantage IQ.


Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE:CAR) recently announced that it has been chosen by American Airlines to be its preferred car rental media partner. The new agreement provides Avis Budget with an exclusive opportunity to promote its Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car brands, products, services and special offers to the more than 105 million business and leisure travelers that fly with American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines each year.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading provider of vehicle rental services, with operations in more than 70 countries. Through its Avis and Budget brands, Avis Budget Group is a leading vehicle rental company in each of North America, Australia, New Zealand and certain other regions. Avis Budget Group is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. and has more than 21,000 employees.



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