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RKT, APRM, NEE, PTSH, ALRN - Stock Information for the Optimistic Investor - November 9th, 2010

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RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) reported earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 of $2.31 per diluted share. The Company’s adjusted earnings were $1.64 per diluted share compared to the prior year quarter adjusted earnings of $1.19 per diluted share.

Rock-Tenn Company manufactures and sells packaging products, recycled paperboard, containerboard, bleached paperboard, and merchandising displays worldwide.


When we look at Management, we can tell a lot about a company.

American Pacific Rim Commerce Group (OTC:APRM)

Its President is RAYMOND J. TALARICO, with a vision to promote "Made in America" to mean something again.

Mr. Talarico is a visionary in business conception and corporate design and has incubated numerous projects from a one sentence business concept, to revenue producing operations and ultimately to an exchange listing creating a publically traded corporate currency.

Prior to joining American Pacific Rim Commerce Group, Mr. Talarico was founder, CEO and Chairman of MEDirect Latino Inc., at his departure MEDirect was the largest distributor of diagnostic testing supplies to the Hispanic Medicare eligible market. Mr. Talarico developed the original business concept of serving a niche market (Spanish Medicare eligible diabetics) audience by marketing to them in their native language (Spanish). Developing this niche required Mr. Talarico to build MEDirect in a foreign language to service the eligible clients.

Raymond J. Talarico

Overcoming the language barrier was key to the development of the company, as was the marketing strategy to reach the customer. Mr. Talarico developed a proprietary algorithm to amalgamate information from the Departments of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid which developed geographical targets for media efforts.

The executive team he assembled was fully bi-lingual and was responsible for Procedures and Protocols for billing the U.S. Government earning the gold seal of approval, accreditation from The Joint Commission, National Quality Approval Rating. In addition, Mr. Talarico was responsible for oversight and management of operational, budgetary and corporate matters, development of strategic planning and ensuring sales goals were met, interfacing with COO, CFO and department heads to establish cohesive direction.

Development, Planning, and Logistics

Mr. Talarico was instrumental in the development, planning and logistics for the manufacturing of the Companys proprietary line of diabetes testing supplies, manufactured for the Company in China. Mr. Talarico met with and completed the process which earned the company's products FDA approval for distribution in the United States and approval for reimbursement for the products by Medicare and Medicaid.

To increase corporate profitability Mr. Talarico out-sourced certain non-core competencies to independent contractors and manufactures while implementing an Acquisitions and Merger Strategy to increase growth through roll–ups and strategic relationships As Chairman of Board, Mr. Talarico further implemented strategic leadership and focus on appropriate and realistic visions while monitoring the achievement of corporate goals.

Past Experence

Prior or MEDirect Latino, Mr. Talarico was Chairman of Sci-Fi MegaPlex, Inc. completing his tenure in September 2000. The Company following the plan of Planet Hollywood planned developed and rolled-out niche retail stores and restaurants around the theme of Science Fact, Fiction and Fantasy. The Company had 42 retail location planned throughout the United States and had opened 7 retail stores prior to Mr. Talarico completing his tenure.

American Pacific Rim Commerce Group is a first mover in the ecommerce direct-to-consumer market focused on providing Chinese consumers access to American brands, products and services.

American Pacific Rim Commerce Group, a development stage company, focuses to provide an ecommerce platform to promote commerce between the U.S. small and medium businesses and Chinese businesses and consumers. It intends to offer Chinese customers an opportunity to buy "Made in the USA" American products from its online portal and visible platforms in China. The company is based in Citra, Florida.

American Pacific Rim Commerce Group's Website


NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) recently reported third quarter 2010 net income on a GAAP basis of $720 million, or $1.74 per share, compared with $533 million, or $1.31 per share, in the third quarter of 2009.

On an adjusted basis, NextEra Energy’s earnings were $602 million, or $1.45 per share, compared with $562 million, or $1.38 per share, in the third quarter of 2009.

Adjusted earnings exclude the mark-to-market effects of non-qualifying hedges and net other than temporary impairments (OTTI) on certain investments, both of which relate to the business of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC and its affiliated entities (“Energy Resources”).

NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in the United States and Canada.


PTS, Inc. (OTCPK:PTSH) Announces New IT 3 Year Service Contract

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.

United Power Team

"United Power is a well-established and quality company that has been a leader in their field for decades" stated Raj Kalra CEO of PTS. "They were looking for a one stop shop that would be able to handle their IT, disaster recovery and hardware needs without making more than one phone call. ThinLine's managed IT solution was designed for this task. We look forward to working with the team at United Power and I am always excited to add a quality client to our growing portfolio of managed It customers," added Raj Kalra.

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.

About United Power Inc.

United Power Inc. is your Distributor of Choice for medium voltage power applications. They have 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 is founded on honesty, integrity and service.

The legacy to our industry is that we are 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 aspects of the electrical utility business.

The Company tries to understand and anticipate our Customers’ needs - quality products, delivered promptly and correctly at fair prices along with the expertise to provide the correct solutions.


American Learning Corporation (NASDAQ:ALRN) announced that a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel has granted the Company’s request for an extension of time, as permitted under the Listing Rules of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”), to comply with the $1.00 per share minimum bid price requirement for continued listing.

In accordance with the Panel’s decision, on or before February 28, 2011, the Company must evidence a closing bid price of $1.00 or more for a minimum of ten prior consecutive trading days.

Under Nasdaq’s rules, this date represents the maximum length of time that the Panel may grant to regain compliance. While the Company is diligently taking steps to comply with the Panel’s decision, there can be no assurances that the Company will be able to do so.

American Learning Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various services to children with developmental delays and disabilities in New York.



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