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• Revenues grow 30% in 2009 for Salix

RALEIGH, N.C. – Revenues at (Nasdaq: SLXP) increased 16 percent in the fourth quarter of last year to $70.2 million and for the year by 30 percent to $232.9 million for the year, the company reported this week.

• PokerTek reports decline in revenue, losses

MATTHEWS, N.C. – (Nasdaq: PTEK), a provider of automated poker tables and related services, reported this week a decline in fourth-quarter revenue to $1.5 million from $3.1 million a year ago.

The company also reduced operating expenses to $1.6 million from $3.3 million for the same quarter in 2008.