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Briefing - Emerging Energy Company Engages Investment Banking Firm for Raising Capital for Production Efforts

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, January 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Active Energy Companies to Watch" for today:  VSUS Technologies, Inc. (OTC:VSUT), Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE:BTU), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF), Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) and Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR)

Headline News: VSUS Technologies, Inc. (OTC:VSUT) released breaking news this week that that the Company has engaged an investment banking firm to assist in corporate financing.  

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VSUS Technologies Inc. recently reached a major milestone by registering their Works Programme with the National Mining Agency in Colombia and anticipates approval of their mining permit within the next several weeks.  This news was then followed up with this week's corporate developments revealing VSUT has engaged an investment banking firm to assist in raising the capital needed to get their La Tabaquera Metallurgical Coal Mine into production. The terms of any financing will be disclosed at the appropriate time.  Furthermore, the Company anticipates closing on the acquisition of an operating subsidiary in Colombia by the end of January in efforts to continue to make progress in this South American hotbed for coal mining.

The company also announced this week that it has changed its name to New Colombia Resources, Inc. with the state of Delaware. The Company has filed for a new cusip number and anticipates filing with FINRA for a new symbol in the next few days. "We felt a name change was necessary to reflect the direction of the company emphasizing that Colombia is a New Colombia with vast untapped human and natural resources," stated John Campo, President of New Colombia Resources, Inc.

VSUT closed up 7.26% on Tuesday (12/18/12) at just slightly under $0.04 price per share.  Globally, many analysts predict coal will actually overtake oil to become the world's single-largest power source over the next five years, thanks to strong growth in demand from world markets including China and India.  The critical point for individual investors is to find the stable and secure players in the coal sector - companies like VSUS Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: VSUT) could have a bright, long-lasting position in the global coal trade.  For more information on VSUT visit their website at  

Active Energy Leaders to keep a close eye on are:

Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) is trading 32% below its 52-week high and has 24% upside potential based on the consensus mean target price of $32.61 for the company.  Fundamentally, Peabody has some positives. The company has a PEG ratio of .61. Peabody is trading for 11.66 times free cash flow and 20% over book value. EPS for the next five years is expected to rise by 15%. The company pays a dividend with a yield of 1.27%.  BTU closed up 1.29% on Thursday 01/10/13 on over 4.31Million shares traded.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is trading 50% below its 52-week high and has 19% upside potential based on the consensus mean target price of $44.63 for the company. Fundamentally, Cliffs has several positives. Cliffs pays a dividend with a yield of 6.58%. The company has a forward P/E of 12.80. Cliffs is trading for a 15% discount to book value. EPS is up over 50% this year. The company has a net profit margin of 16.28% and the current ROE is 15%.  CLF closed up 1.04% on Thursday 01/10/13 on over 6.28Million shares traded.

Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO), a Fortune 150 company, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Tesoro, through its subsidiaries, operates seven refineries in the western United States with a combined capacity of approximately 675,000 barrels per day.  TSO announced this week that it plans to release its earnings for the fourth quarter 2012 after the market closes on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.  TSO closed up 5.88% on Thursday 01/10/13 on over 4.9Million shares traded.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) is trading 58% below its 52-week high and has 12% upside potential based on the consensus mean target price of $11.07 for the company.  Fundamentally, ANR has some positives. EPS for the next five years is expected to rise by 20%. ANR is trading for approximately a 55% discount to book value. On the negative side, the company has a net profit margin of -41%; a negative ROE of -45.70% and EPS is dropping substantially quarter over quarter.  ANR closed down 1.31% on Thursday 01/10/13 on over 16.2Million shares traded.  

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