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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Announces Fiscal Year 2011 First Quarter Results
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced its sales and financial results for the first quarter of the 2011 fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.1. Performance overview Mitsubishi Motors posted consolidated net sales of 431.9 billion yen for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 (April 1 through June 30, 2011), a seven percent or 28.2 billion yen increase over the same period last fiscal year ACN Newswire

SGX Securities Market Starts All-day Trading
Singapore Exchange's (SGX) securities market today successfully began trading continuously all day.Turnover from 12.30pm to 2.00pm was $110 million, contributing to 6.4% of today's trading ACN Newswire

Panasonic to Commence Total Energy Solution Test-Bed Project for Public Housing in Singapore
Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has agreed with the government of the Republic of Singapore to collaborate on the development and field-testing of total energy solutions at Punggol Eco-Town over the next two years ACN Newswire

China-homegarden.com: Android Grabs the $ 500 Tablet PC Market
According to the recent research of the Android operating system developed by Google now has been adopted by a number of Tablet PC manufacturers. The analyst of China-homegarden.com says that the Android system has occupied nearly one-third of the world's Tablet PC market share ACN Newswire

Citi and JCB International extend partnership in Asia
Citi, the leading global financial services company and JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, announced today that they will extend their partnership by adding JCB credit card merchants in nine countries and territories throughout Asia ACN Newswire

RIKEN: Genome-wide Study Reveals 3 New Susceptibility Loci for Adult Asthma in Japanese Population
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), together with colleagues at Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, Harvard University, and other medical institutions have identified three new loci associated with susceptibility to adult asthma in the Japanese population. The findings appear in Nature Genetics and derive from a genome-wide study of 4836 Japanese individuals ACN Newswire

8 to Infinity Pte Ltd Renews Partnership With SmarterTools
8 to Infinity Pte Ltd is pleased to announce it has renewed its partnership with SmarterTools Inc. to distribute feature-rich software to qualified customers. MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Discovery Tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 9th to Feature CADWorx(R) Plant With Integration of CAESAR II(R) and PV Elite(R)
Intergraph will host a Discovery Tour event on August 9, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina that will feature Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional and CADWorx P&ID Professional and include demonstrations of how they integrate with Intergraph CAESAR II for pipe stress analysis and PV Elite for vessel and exchanger analysis MarketWire

New Cutting-Edge Orthopedic, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center Opens Doors at Methodist Willowbrook
The Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook opens its doors on the Methodist Willowbrook campus. The new, 25,000 square foot orthopedic and rehabilitation facility is unlike anything currently available in northwest Houston, equipped with the latest technology available in orthopedic and sports medicine diagnostics and treatment. MarketWire

Reimbursement for Endocrinologists Using ALRT Health-e-Connect (HeC) System for Intensive Blood Glucose Control in British Columbia, Canada
ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ALRT) announces that British Columbia Medical Services Plan published a schedule to include reimbursement to endocrinology specialists for several virtual services with patients in June, 2011. Information on the new reimbursement can be viewed at: MarketWire

SEACOR Holdings Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering of Era Group Inc.
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) ("SEACOR") today announced that Era Group Inc. ("Era"), its wholly-owned subsidiary, has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. Era is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world. The shares in the proposed offering will be issued and sold by Era MarketWire

Farmland Investment Boom Increases Liquidity for Investors
An overlooked result of today's vibrant farmland market is that agricultural land now has more liquidity than ever, according to land expert Murray Wise. And that, he said, is enticing more owners to sell land they currently own and -- in some cases -- buy other farms to fine-tune their land portfolios for the long run. MarketWire

Leslie Brennan Joins SmithGroup as Director of Business Development
Moving to further strengthen its presence in the Texas market, SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced it has hired Leslie Brennan as director of business development for its Dallas office. MarketWire

Present Japan Energy Confusion Could Continue for Next Five Years, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources East Asia (Kofu-shi, Japan) -- Currently, more than two-thirds of Japan's nuclear capacity is down, primarily because of the earthquake and tsunami, or scheduled maintenance MarketWire

Era Group Inc. Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
Era Group Inc. ("Era"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) ("SEACOR"), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock MarketWire

Encore Energy, Inc. Announces Plans to Form an Operating Company in Texas
Encore Energy announced today plans to form an operating company in Texas. MarketWire

APICS Releases Third Edition of Essential APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework
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Houston-Clear Lake Bay Area Gastroenterology Welcomes New Physician, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Specialist Dr. Naveen Surapaneni
Bay Area Gastroenterology consultants of Houston-Clear Lake welcome Dr. Naveen Surapaneni to the group, now making the center one of the most comprehensive gastroenterology and endoscopy centers in the area. MarketWire

Enon and Sehoy Plantations, Filled With History, to Be Offered at Real Estate Auction
One of the country's historic and most desirable hunting properties will be offered at a real estate auction on September 13. Enon and Sehoy Plantations, located in Hurtsboro, Ala., combine for over 25,000 acres of pristine golfing, fishing and hunting land. The two plantations will be offered in a total of 19 tracts or as an entirety by J. P. King Auction Company. MarketWire

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Announces Acquisition of The James Brooks Company
Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of The James Brooks Company, a provider of intermodal transportation and related services to the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and Oakland. James Brooks transports primarily fresh produce including citrus, vegetables, fruit, and nuts. The purchase price was approximately $7 MarketWire

Boom in Farmland Investment Increases Liquidity for Investors
An overlooked result of today's vibrant farmland market is that the land now has more liquidity than ever, according to agricultural land expert Murray Wise. And that, he said, is enticing more owners to sell land they currently own and -- in some cases -- buy other farms to fine-tune their land portfolios for the long run. MarketWire

World Ski Fly Tour Makes Final Jump in Florida to Belt Champion
Extreme water ski athletes from around the world will compete in this year's World Ski Fly Tour event finale, the Rocketman Night Jump, at Fluid Ski & Sports located on Lake Grew across from Florida's USA Water Ski Hall of Fame on Oct. 8. The winner of the world tour will be presented with the World Ski Fly's Pit Bull Energy Bar Championship Belt. MarketWire

Wave Systems to Hold Q2 Conference Call Tuesday, August 9th at 4:30 p.m. EDT
Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX), a leading provider of trusted computing software, announced that on Tuesday, August 9th at 4:30 p.m. EDT it will host a webcast/conference call reviewing its second quarter financial results and recent progress. Wave's Q2 2011 results will be issued after the market's close that day. MarketWire

Cincom Launches Enterprise Content Management System for Manufacturers in Canada
Cincom Systems, a global software provider, launches Cincom Enterprise Content Management (ECM) for Manufacturing into the Canadian market. MarketWire

AdCare Health Systems Sets Second Quarter 2011 Conference Call for Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. ET
AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ADK), a leading nursing home and assisted living provider, will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Financial results will be issued in a press release prior to the call. MarketWire

Residential & Commercial Properties to Sell at Auction in Birmingham, Atlanta, Spartanburg and Orlando
Dozens of foreclosed residential and commercial properties in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida will sell in a series of auctions to be held around the Southeast Aug. 23-25. John Dixon Associates will manage the auctions. MarketWire

SARES-REGIS Group to Develop 340 Apartments in Woodland Hills, Calif., With 'Panoramic Views'
SARES-REGIS Group announced plans to develop a hillside 340-unit luxury apartment community in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles that will offer panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley. Occupancy is slated for October 2013. MarketWire

du Signs Three-Year Support and Optimisation Agreement With Cisco
Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC ("du") today signed a three-year contract with Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) for network support and optimisation services to support existing and future network infrastructure growth. MarketWire

Willbros Announces Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule
Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG) announces plans to release its second quarter 2011 results on Monday, August 1, 2011 after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, Willbros has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 9:00 am Eastern Time (8:00 am Central). MarketWire

Media Advisory: Photo Opportunity -- Linux Creator Linus Torvalds and Other Hackers Don Penguin Suits, Tuxedos at Formal Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Linux
Linux, the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing and the operating system that competes with Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac OS, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer at a special event in Vancouver, B.C. MarketWire

BNP Paribas Hires Specialist in Aviation Finance
BNP Paribas announces that Christian Wulf has joined the Aviation Finance Group as Director in charge of Latin America. Christian is based in New York and reports to Olivier Trauchessec, Head of Aviation Finance, Americas. MarketWire

Give the Gift of Steak and Espresso-Infused Salt to the Foodie Who Has Everything
Stumped by what to give your favorite foodie this holiday season? Surprise them with premium steaks and Espresso Brava Salt. The Snake River Farms "Steak and Espresso Brava Salt" holiday package pairs succulent Wagyu sirloin steaks with a distinctive fusion of espresso and coarse sea salt, lending to the steaks a smooth, rich coffee flavor that is pronounced but not overpowering. MarketWire

The COGNISION System, a New Cognitive Testing Device, Is Featured on International Television
The COGNISION™ System, a new cognitive testing device from Neuronetrix, was featured recently in a two minute television feed by International Business Times from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011), held July 16-21 in Paris, France MarketWire

InsWeb Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results
InsWeb Corp. (NASDAQ: INSW) MarketWire

BICE Ristorante in San Diego's Gaslamp Hosts Olive Oil Tasting Party Thursday
Prompted by reports that the famously healthy Mediterranean Diet is being forsaken not only in the U.S. but by the very Europeans that helped create it, BICE Ristorante (http://bicesandiego.com) in San Diego's Gaslamp District is hosting a public olive oil tasting event to help San Diegans enjoy the health and lifestyle benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle -- even during a recession. MarketWire

Texcom, Inc. Reports Record Results for the First Half of 2011
TexCom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TEXC), an environmental services company serving the oil and gas industry, today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011: MarketWire

To Better Is Human: MedStar Health Forms "National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare" to Advance Patient Safety
MedStar Health has announced the formation of the "National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare," a unique scientific research center that applies safety science methods to healthcare. MarketWire

ColorTyme Comes Back to Fort Worth
Fort Worth residents can enjoy ColorTyme once again thanks to Justin Jordan, the new store's manager and operating partner. With 10 years of industry experience and a former manager of rent-to-own stores in Lubbock, College Station, Comanche and Eastland, Texas, Jordan is thrilled to open the doors of his first ColorTyme. MarketWire

Artefact Continues Momentum With Three More Industry Award Wins
Artefact, the Seattle-based technology product design firm whose mission is to utilize the power of design to improve people's lives, announced today that the firm was honored with awards from leading industry organizations CORE77 and SPARK MarketWire

MomentumHunter.com Afternoon Alerts: Save The World Air Inc, North Horizon, Greenshift, Jammin Java, Profile Tech, Platinum Studios, Emerging Media Holdings and Manhattan Pharmaceutical
MomentumHunter.com is a premier source for microcap research - providing a wide range of due diligence and investment insight on stocks all over the market. MomentumHunter.com Investment Report primary focus is to alert our valued subscribers to small cap and microcap companies poised for explosive movement in the market MarketWire

Allied Electronics Donates School Supplies to Battered Women's Foundation
Allied Electronics held its fourth annual school supply drive for the Battered Women's Foundation (BWF) from July 18-25, 2011. Approximately $1,500 worth of school supplies and monetary donations were collected from employees and one Allied supplier -- Performance Reps, LLP -- who donated $200 toward the cause MarketWire

Joint Commission Campaign Helps Support and Prepare Mothers to Successfully Breastfeed
Pregnant women and new mothers need information and support so they can plan and be proactive if they choose to breastfeed their babies, according to The Joint Commission's newest Speak Up™ educational campaign MarketWire

Revel Consulting's Vikas Kamran Named to City Year Board
Revel Consulting (www.revelconsulting.com), a Kirkland, Washington-based business management consulting firm, announced today that Vikas Kamran, its Co-Founder and Managing Director, has joined the Board of City Year Seattle/King County MarketWire

abas USA Customizes ERP Solution to Meet Needs of Simply Canvas
abas-USA and Simply Canvas have partnered together to create a custom ERP solution that has cut average lead times from 5 to 3 days and has increased revenue by as much as 30%, without the use of any extra resources. MarketWire

DG(R) to Report Second Quarter Results, Host Conference Call and Webcast on Aug 8th, 2011
DG (NASDAQ: DGIT) announced today that it will report its second quarter 2011 financial results on Monday, August 8, 2011. The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET that morning to review the results. MarketWire

Vangent Ranks Among Top 100 Healthcare Informatics Companies
Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process solutions, today announced that it ranks 31st on Healthcare Informatics magazine's list of Top 100 Healthcare Informatics Companies. The annual list, published in the June 2011 issue, ranks companies by annual health IT revenue. MarketWire

Cinsay, Inc. Founder and Chairman of the Board Christian Briggs Assumes President and CEO Roles; Establishes Company Headquarters in Texas
Effective June 27, 2011, Cinsay, Inc. founder and Chairman of the Board Christian Briggs re-assumed the roles of President and CEO and has established Austin, Texas as the company's headquarters. Matthew Papish, who served as President and CEO through June 27th, has left the company. MarketWire

Apica to Participate in Webinar on Game Development in the Cloud
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The Global Awards Announces 2011 Grand Jury
The Global Awards®, honoring the World's Best Work in Healthcare Communications™ announced the 2011 Grand Jury. The following international healthcare communications executives have joined the Global Awards Grand Jury, lending their vision and expertise to the competition: MarketWire

Death Cab for Cutie Set Fall Tour; Headline Trek Begins September 30th in Cincinnati; Support Acts Include Telekinesis, The Hold Steady, Explosions In The Sky, and The Head And The Heart; Fan Club Pre-Sale Begins August 3rd; General Public On Sale Kicks Off on August 5th; Historic "You Are A Tourist
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Battelle Study Describes Importance of Agriculture and Agbiosciences
A newly released Battelle study, "Power and Promise: Agbioscience in the North Central United States," finds that agriculture and agricultural bioscience -- "agbioscience" -- are providing crucial wide ranging opportunities for economic growth and job creation in the United States. MarketWire

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Acquires The Resort Company
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) today announced that Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest full-service vacation rentals business, has acquired substantially all of the assets of The Resort Company LLC (TRC), an established vacation rental and property management company and the owner of prestigious brands such as Steamboat Resorts. TRC is a portfolio company of Tonka Bay Equity Partners. MarketWire

Modular Preassembly Revolutionizing LNG Construction, Zeus Conference to Examine Implications
In seven years, developers have shifted from custom onsite construction to preassembling much of a liquefaction plant or receiving terminal in fabrication facilities and transporting huge modules onsite. A survey of liquefaction trains currently under construction found 13 of 19 using this practice, called "modularization." MarketWire

SHSU Recognized as a Top Degree Producer for Minority Students
Sam Houston State University is among the top 100 universities in the nation to confer the most undergraduate degrees on students of color. MarketWire

SHSU Earns Consecutive 'Great College to Work For' Recognition
For the second consecutive year, Sam Houston State University has made the list as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. MarketWire

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Announces Sale of Hotel Properties for $5.1 Million
Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), which owns 101 hotels in 23 states, today announced that it has closed on the sale of two independently flagged economy hotels this week. Combined proceeds from the sales totaled $5.1 million which were used by Supertel to reduce balances on the company's credit facilities. MarketWire

Digital Bookmobile National Tour Underway to Showcase Library and School eBook Services
To help libraries and schools educate consumers about the growing eBook explosion, The Digital Bookmobile will return to the road for a national tour allowing readers across the country to discover free downloads from libraries MarketWire

Virtual Premise Focuses Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions to Help Customers Get Ready Now for Anticipated New Lease Accounting Policies
Virtual Premise, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of real estate information management solutions, today announced the introduction of its FASB Readiness software and services offerings designed specifically to address customers' needs as they prepare for the anticipated changes to lease accounting standards MarketWire

Plantronics Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today announced first quarter fiscal year 2012 net revenues of $175.6 million compared with net revenues of $170.7 million in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 and above the guidance range of $168 million - $173 million provided on May 3, 2011. Plantronics' GAAP diluted earnings per share was $0.56 in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared with $0 MarketWire

Northern Arizona University Joins the Communiversity @ Surprise
The Communiversity @ Surprise is pleased to announce the addition of Northern Arizona University (NAU) as a partner in higher education. NAU's presence at the Communiversity will complement existing programs by making available additional educational pathways for students seeking bachelor's or master's degrees. MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software Positioned as a Leader in 2011 Data Quality Tools Magic Quadrant
Trillium Software®, a business of Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), and a leading enabler of Total Data Quality solutions, announced today that independent industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned Trillium Software in the "leaders" quadrant of Gartner's influential Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools 2011 (1) research report MarketWire

Diagnostic Imaging Market Is Expected to Reach $26.6 Billion by 2016
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Diagnostic Imaging (CT, MRI, X-Ray & Ultrasound) Market - Competitive Landscape & Forecasts from 2010 to 2016," to their collection of Medical Imaging market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?ProductID=6463138 MarketWire

Katherine Laws Joins Alliant Healthcare Solutions in Dallas as Vice President, Client Advocacy
Alliant Insurance Services (www.alliantinsurance MarketWire

Fairmont Peace Hotel Is Suite-ened in History and Luxury
The long-awaited restoration has been completed and doors of The Fairmont Peace Hotel's Nine Nations Shanghai suites, as well as the famed Presidential Suite, have been re-opened. MarketWire

ONA Selects 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, Journalism Stand-Outs Under 30
The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, today announced its first 2011 MJ Bear Fellows, three journalists under age 30 whose innovative work in independent, community and corporate news represents the best of new media. MarketWire

Inspired by NY Times Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan's Book, "Lift," Paper Coterie Celebrates Begin Anywhere Month
It doesn't matter who you are, or what you do, it's never too late to start documenting the beauty of everyday life. Discover the magic of capturing life well lived, and get inspired to document the essence of the everyday with Paper Coterie's celebration of Begin Anywhere month MarketWire

PivotLink Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner
PivotLink, the leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced that it has been chosen as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. MarketWire

Coca-Cola Made Acquisitions Worth $15 Billion
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "M&A Activity in Sustainable Food and Drinks Brands," to their collection of Food market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?ProductID=6462666 MarketWire

Ex-Playboy Playmate Model Robin Sullivan on an Electronic Cigarette Mission
Beach marketing reports on highly debated topics as well as internet trends. The recent popularity of electronic cigarettes has changed the landscaping of the smoking industry. Yet another celebrity is on board with the electronic alternative to tobacco cigarettes. MarketWire

Econohomes Offers Fully Renovated Residential Properties
Econohomes, the leading online source for wholesale investment properties, now offers fully renovated residential properties ideal for real estate investors and prospective homeowners alike. MarketWire

CardFlex to Provide Comprehensive Merchant Processing, Banking Services to Tabulous Cloud Mobile Device and Tablet Customers
CardFlex, Inc., a financial services and payment solutions company, announced today that its merchant services will be integrated into Tabulous tablets, providing qualified customers with instant, anywhere access to credit card processing. MarketWire

Content-Savvy Marketers Combine Social and Traditional PR
TGPR (www.tgprllc.com), the unconventional PR services firm, released the results of its 2011 Hype Report today, bringing into focus the latest PR methodologies of early stage software and hardware companies MarketWire

NEWave Brings Casino Accounting, Cage and IT Expertise to Oklahoma for OIGA 2011
Leading software supplier to the gaming industry NEWave provides the casino gaming industry's best solutions to more than 200 tribal operations and other casinos across North America. Now NEWave is bringing its expertise in accounting, cage operations, IT and taxes to Oklahoma for the annual Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Conference. MarketWire

TexCom, Inc. Names Elite Financial Communications Group as Investor and Public Relations Counsel
TexCom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TEXC), an environmental services company for the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has engaged Elite Financial Communications Group, a nationally recognized investor and public relations firm, to manage investor relations and corporate communications. MarketWire

Lone Star Gold Inc. Announces the Official Launch of Its Corporate Website
Lone Star Gold Inc MarketWire

Vantage Drilling Company Schedules Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call
Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage") (NYSE Amex: VTG) today announced that it will conduct a call at 11:00 AM Eastern Time on August 3, 2011 to discuss operating results and developments for the second quarter 2011. Vantage will release earnings before the market opens on August 3, 2011. To access the conference call, U.S MarketWire

ELX Announces July Results With Year-Over-Year Gain in ADV in U.S. Treasuries and Eurodollar Futures
ELX Futures, L.P. (ELX), a leading electronic futures exchange, announced today solid July results with strong year-over-year average daily volume (ADV) performances in U.S. Treasury and Eurodollar futures contracts. ELX traded 1.2M contracts in July and celebrated its second-year anniversary as an electronic futures exchange on July 10. MarketWire

"Go Solar in Arizona" Initiative Offers Voters a Chance to Protect Their Families Against Rising Electricity Prices, Make Solar Power Affordable for Everyone and Create Badly Needed Arizona Jobs
An Arizona political action committee (http://www.GoSolarinArizona.com) announced today that the group has filed a citizen's initiative with the Arizona Secretary of State that seeks to place the "Go Solar in Arizona" initiative on the Arizona 2012 Ballot to offer voters a chance to vote yes for more solar. MarketWire

Portfolio Recovery Associates Continues Track Record of Hiring in the USA
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a specialized financial services company and market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, today announced site and staff expansion in Birmingham, Ala., and Hampton, Va., creating new jobs for American workers. MarketWire

AdvantageMS Announces Partnership With Global CRM Leader for Improved Biopharma Sales Force Effectiveness
AdvantageMS , a leader in sales and marketing for the life sciences industry, announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with StayinFront, Inc., a leading global provider of CRM systems and mobile sales force effectiveness tools. The alliance will lead to improved data quality in the field, as well as the elimination of compliance gaps. MarketWire

Xact Data Discovery Launches E-Discovery Classroom for Ralph Losey's E-Discovery Team Training Program
Xact Data Discovery (XDD), an international leading provider of data discovery and management services to law firms, corporations and government agencies is proud to announce that it has launched an online E-Discovery Classroom in support of Ralph Losey's E-Discovery Team Training Program, www.e-discoveryteamtraining.com. MarketWire

PageUp People Supports Growing International Demand With New Senior Vice President of Global Marketing
International Talent Management solutions provider, PageUp People, today announced that Pamela B. Bartz has joined the company in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. Bartz will lead the company's expanding international marketing team in support of the growing demand for International Talent Management solutions worldwide. MarketWire

New House Plans Magazine Hits Dollar General Stores Today
HDA, Inc., a St. Louis-based home plans publisher, is excited to announce the release of its newest magazine branded after their popular house plan website, www.houseplansandmore.com. This new bi-annual magazine is now available in Dollar General stores across the country today. MarketWire

Scrubs & Beyond Releases Their Autumn Catalog
Scrubs & Beyond knows scrubs like no one else, so it should come as no surprise that they are announcing the release of their new autumn catalog. This comes at a great time when many of us are ready to leave the summer heat behind and are instead looking forward to the cooler fall weather MarketWire

Colorado-Based LeafTrack Makes Compliance With New Medical Marijuana Regulations Simple
Since the Colorado Department of Revenue's new medical marijuana industry regulations went into effect July 1, medical marijuana centers (MMCs) and growers have scrambled to maintain compliance and stay in business. Colorado-based LeafTrack (http://www.LeafTrack.com) aims to make compliance and day-to-day operations simple and affordable with its marijuana data collection and tracking system MarketWire

generationE Technologies Pioneers Social IT Process Automation and Collaborative Operations Management With Resolve Software
The recent wave of initial public offerings (IPOs) demonstrates the success of social media across broad consumer markets, but very few companies have made inroads into application of the technology as an enterprise collaboration tool MarketWire

Winchester Systems New FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays Achieve VMware Ready(TM) Status
Winchester Systems, a leading provider of data storage products, today announced that its new FlashDisk RAID disk arrays, including Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI models, have achieved VMware Ready™ status MarketWire

China Produced the Largest Volume of Solar PV in 2010
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "The Solar Cell Production Global Market Outlook," to their collection of Energy market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?ProductID=6462663 MarketWire

Intersil's Vcore DC/DC Controller Provides Complete Power Solution for Latest Embedded CPU / GPU Cores
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today expanded its portfolio of industry-leading multi-phase DC/DC controllers by introducing the ISL95831. This controller provides a complete solution for CPU and GPU core power while delivering best-in-class transient response and energy savings MarketWire

Morning Fresh Dairy Implements Ross 360 DSD to Support Its Delivery Operations
Ross Computer Systems, a leading provider of direct store delivery (DSD) software solutions, announces that Morning Fresh Dairy of Bellvue, Colorado, is installing Ross 360° DSD Office and Ross 360° DSD Mobile to support its delivery operations to more than 7,000 customers. MarketWire

Former True Value Hardware Site to Sell at Auction in Covington, Va.
A 3.03-acre property that once served as the site of a True Value Hardware Outlet will sell at absolute auction at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, with Woltz & Associates managing the sale. MarketWire

NovelSat 3G-Sat(EUR) NS3(TM) Modulation Solution Technology Increases Bandwidth Capacity by up to 78%
NovelSat, the satellite bandwidth optimisation company, today announced that its groundbreaking NS3™ satellite transmission modulation technology is now available worldwide. NS3™ increases satellite bandwidth by 20% to 55% over current DVB-S2 and DVB-S standards respectively for 36 MHz transponders, and up to 78% for 72Mhz transponders with the highest data rate of up to 358Mbps. MarketWire

TheDirectory.com Slashes More Than $2.3 Million in Outstanding Debt
TheDirectory.com, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EYSM) an emerging leader in the Local Business Search Market , today announced it has secured agreements enabling it to cut more than 50% of its total outstanding debt, over $2.3 million US, and dramatically improve its balance sheet. MarketWire

Profitable Trading Streak Surpasses 170 Straight Winners With Red Hot "Stock Alerts"
When the markets are volatile and individual stocks swing wildly, it's critical to trade the right setups. Over the past 13 years, BullTrade.com has been refining its proprietary trading methodology and the results have been spectacular. Over the last 26 months, there have been 170 consecutive BullTrade "Stock Alerts" sold for a profit MarketWire

Live Web Event Highlights Shoulder Surgery Breakthrough
BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal ORLive.com is proud to present a live web program from Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Levy will perform a reverse shoulder replacement, an exciting breakthrough in shoulder surgery. It's a new treatment option for patients who have suffered with shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff dysfunction MarketWire

Brainloop Chosen by Twitter for Document Collaboration
Brainloop (www.brainloop.com), a leading supplier of software solutions for high-security collaboration on confidential documents, today announced that Twitter, the world's most popular micro-blogging site and real-time information network, has selected Brainloop's online platform for business processes. MarketWire

Timberland Announces Bolder CSR Goals That Underscore Its Brand Values
The Timberland Company (NYSE: TBL), a leading outdoor footwear and apparel company known for its best practices in transparency and accountability, today announced the company's CSR goals and forward-looking targets, which are positioned to align more strategically with its overall brand values MarketWire

CXLT Net Savings Link. Clubpennystocks Alert WatchList: Apple Inc (AAPL), Net Savings Link Inc, (CXLT), Sino-Forest Corp (SNOFF), Portage Resources (POTG), and Google Inc (GOOG)
http://www.clubpennystocks.com a leader in microcap alerts, offers its high quality stocks alert newsletter to investors looking for the best picks around! Clubpennystocks provides its subscribers with timely information and exclusive alerts on cheap and under-valued stocks with the potential to deliver gains of 100% - 200% or more. We have the top alerts in the industry MarketWire

Dynamic Ventures Corporation Will Be Supplying Its First Insulated Panels to the Children's Learning Adventure in Pearland, Texas
Dynamic Ventures Corp. (OTCBB: DYNV), today announced that the Children's Learning Adventure™(CLA) has started construction of their new facility in Pearland, Texas MarketWire

In Tough Economic Times Upgrade Press Equipment Instead of Buying New Finds Pilz Automation Safety
After many years of service or as a result of outdated technology, a press often does not achieve the required performance with regard to its productivity. One issue is a lack of precision in the pressing distance and the pressing force as well as imprecise pressure control which are often the causes of a high reject rate MarketWire

MphasiS to Acquire Wyde
MphasiS, a leading IT services company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wyde Corporation, an international software vendor and creator of Wynsure -- an industry leading Insurance Policy Administration Solution MarketWire

Penske Offers New Truck Rental Savings and Moving Tools for Active Military
Penske Truck Rental has recently introduced a new military discount program, competitor price matching program, and online tools exclusively designed to help active troops and their families save money on their moving budgets. MarketWire

Skystar Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company (NASDAQ: SKBI) ("Skystar" or the "Company"), a China-based manufacturer and distributor of veterinary medicines, vaccines, micro-organisms and feed additives, today announced the appointment of Mr. Bing Mei to become the Company's permanent chief financial officer, effective as of July 29, 2011. MarketWire

Cerecor Announces the Appointment of Sol Barer, Ph.D. to Its Board of Directors
Cerecor, Inc announced today that Sol Barer, Ph.D. has joined the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Barer has been the principal executive of Celgene Corporation and over the past 25 years has led Celgene to become the 3rd largest independent biotechnology company in the world and a member of the S&P500 with a current market capitalization exceeding $25 billion MarketWire

CH2M HILL Completes Acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton's State & Local Government Transit Consulting Business
CH2M HILL (www.ch2mhill.com), a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton's State & Local Government Transit Consulting (S&L Transit) business. MarketWire

Automotive Manufacturing Industry to Reach 1.7 Trillion by 2015
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Automotive Manufacturing: Global Industry Guide," to their collection of Automotive market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?ProductID=6462501 MarketWire

Author Mark Changizi's Third Book, Harnessed, Hits Store Shelves
Leading neuroscientist and acclaimed author Mark Changizi's third book, Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man, which explores new research on the evolution of speech and music, will hit store shelves Monday, August 1. MarketWire

Zultys Solutions Recognized for Excellence in Serving Channel Partners
Zultys, a premier provider of innovative unified communications solutions that empower businesses to collaborate effectively, today announced it has been recognized with two awards from Business Solutions Magazine for Best Channel Product. Driven by feedback from the magazine's VAR subscriber base, the awards laud the Zultys MX Release Version 6 MarketWire

Fortinet Strengthens Web Application Protection With Feature-Rich Updates to Its Web Application Firewall Operating System and a New Appliance
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced a major new release of its FortiWeb™ Web application firewall (WAF) family for enterprises, application service, software as a service (SaaS) and managed security service providers (MSSPs) MarketWire

Connectyx Technologies Pioneering Use of QR Codes for Mobile Personal Medical Records
Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CTYX) ("Connectyx") www.connectyx MarketWire

DryShips Announces Day of 2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
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Adara Media Partners With Top Travel and Hospitality Brands to Enhance Customer Experience and Drive Ancillary Revenue
Adara Media Inc. is pleased to announce today that it has expanded its travel industry partnerships to include two of the top five largest US airlines and three of the world's top five hotel groups MarketWire

Alto Group Holdings Announces the Formation of Mexican Wholly Owned Subsidiary
Alto Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ALTO) ("Alto Group" or the "Company"), an innovative mining and commodities trade company headquartered in New York, announces the company has completed the necessary documentation to for its Mexican wholly owned subsidiary named Alto Gold Mines Mexico Holdings, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. MarketWire

Jason Derulo to Release New Single "It Girl" to Radio on August 3rd and to All Digital Retailers on August 9th
Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Jason Derulo will release a new single, entitled "It Girl," to radio on August 3rd and to all digital service providers on August 9th. The track is the second single from the Miami-born 21-year-old's upcoming new album "Future History," which will be released by Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records on September 27th, 2011 MarketWire

Mark D. McLaughlin to Join Palo Alto Networks as President and CEO
Palo Alto Networks™, the network security company™, today announced the appointment of Mark D. McLaughlin as president and CEO of Palo Alto Networks. McLaughlin will commence his new role later this month following his departure as president and CEO of VeriSign. Upon joining, McLaughlin will also become a member of the Board of Directors at Palo Alto Networks. MarketWire

Palo Alto Networks Surpasses $200 Million Bookings Run Rate
Palo Alto Networks™, the network security company™, today announced that significantly ahead of its own expectations, it has achieved a bookings run rate* well above the US$200 million mark. In addition, Palo Alto Networks announced that: MarketWire

Zoran Corporation to Mail Definitive Proxy Materials
Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN), a leading provider of digital solutions for applications in the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets, today announced that it has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and will commence mailing of, definitive proxy materials in connection with the proposed merger with CSR plc (LSE: CSR) ("CSR") MarketWire

Teleperformance Receives 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award
Teleperformance announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Teleperformance as a recipient of a 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. MarketWire

Democrasoft Enters Into Agreement With Major Corporation
Democrasoft, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DEMO) today announced that it has executed an agreement with one of America's largest and best-known corporations to participate in a special joint project involving the Collaborize Classroom™ online learning platform (http://collaborizeclassroom.com), Democrasoft's flagship product MarketWire

Continued Joint Deployments Drive Global Reseller Agreement With Cisco Systems
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iQuoteXpress Announces Bronze Sponsorship of Dreamforce 2011
iQuoteXpress, a leading worldwide provider of sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration and reporting software, today announced it will be a bronze sponsor of Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference. The event will be held August 31 - September 2, 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. iQuoteXpress will be conducting live demonstrations of the application in booth #213. MarketWire

Register Now for a Free Retail Webinar From VAI on August 10
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an award-winning ERP solution provider, is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, August 10 at 2 p.m. ET that will demonstrate how its dynamic S2K Retail Management Software excels at maximizing effectiveness throughout the enterprise. VAI's retail application provides comprehensive turnkey solutions that optimize and centralize information across platforms MarketWire

Beazer Homes Announces the Get More Save More Sales Event August 1 - 15
Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE: BZH), one of the country's top 10 homebuilders, is giving homebuyers a chance to pack on extra savings with its Get More Save More Sales Event, August 1-15, 2011. During this two-week nationwide promotion, Beazer is offering incentives on quick move-in and to-be-built eSMART homes that have earned the ENERGY STAR® seal of approval. MarketWire

Fortinet Wins Five "Best Channel Product" Awards From Business Solutions Magazine
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Corsearch Expands World's Largest Collection of Complete Trademark Databases With Six New Countries
Corsearch, the premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, today announced that it has added six new trademark databases to Corsearch® Advantage™: Screening MarketWire

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Extends Contract With Prometric for Test Development Services
Prometric, trusted provider of market-leading test development and delivery solutions, today announced that the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), the largest nonprofit organization for pediatric nursing which offers nationally acclaimed certification, has extended their contract with Prometric to include test development services. MarketWire

Linnae Young Appointed Operational Vice President of Salem Communications
Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher targeting religious and family themed programming, announced Linnae Young has been named as an Operational Vice President for Salem Communications' Radio Division. MarketWire

Transamerica Opportunity Programs (TOP) Help Producers Accelerate Through Underwriting
Transamerica Life Insurance Company now offers two accelerated underwriting programs that enable qualifying applicants to receive up to $1 million in coverage MarketWire

25 Percent Off Domain Names at 34SP.com
For a limited time UK web hosting and domain name registrar 34SP.com is offering 25 percent discounts on every new domain name registered, including the popular .com, .co.uk, and .net top level domain extensions. The special domains offer is valid during the month of August 2011 MarketWire

With Business Blossoming Online, Teleflora Selects Maxymiser to Further Increase Conversion Rates
Sending flowers and gifts is one of the more obvious fits for the world of online retail. It's quick, convenient, and a thoughtful way to show someone you care MarketWire

Calling All Cooks! Dream Dinners Launches Fourth Annual National Recipe Contest
Dream Dinners, Inc., the nation's leading meal assembly chain, is offering home cooks, amateur chefs and budding gourmets the chance to shine and share their recipe with hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. August 1, 2011 kicks off Dream Dinners' call for entries in its fourth annual national recipe contest MarketWire

SavWatt Holds Grand Opening
SavWatt USA, Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today that the July 28th grand opening event was a successful start to its LED light production in Baltimore with American job creation and providing an alternative source for made in China LED lights MarketWire

CVPS Signs Two Power Contracts -- Fills Portfolio for 2012
Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE: CV) has signed two new power supply contracts, filling the 2012 gap in its portfolio created by the end of the existing contract with Vermont Yankee, at attractive prices. MarketWire

Jacques D. Kerrest Joins Board of Directors of Elephant Talk Communications
Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: ETAK) (http://www.elephanttalk.com/) today announced that it has appointed Jacques D. Kerrest to the Company's Board of Directors, effective August 1, 2011. MarketWire

Koppers Signs Sales Contract Extension With Rio Tinto
A subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) and Rio Tinto Aluminium Limited ("Rio Tinto") have agreed to a 42-month contract extension that begins January 1, 2011, and continues through June 30, 2014 MarketWire

Warner Music Group Corp. to Conduct Bondholder Conference Call on Thursday, August 4, 2011
Warner Music Group Corp. will release its financial results on August 4, 2011 for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2011 and will hold an earnings update conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. MarketWire

AdCare Health Systems Sees No Meaningful Medicare Revenue Impact From CMS 2012 Rate Changes
AdCare Health Systems, Inc MarketWire

CornerWorld [CWRL] Moves to Bulletin Board
CornerWorld Corporation (OTCBB: CWRL) announced today that it has received approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for the quotation of its common stock on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB), effective as of July 27, 2011. MarketWire

Kona Grill Closes Underperforming West Palm Beach Location
Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, has closed its underperforming restaurant in West Palm Beach, Florida effective at the end of July. MarketWire

GeoMet Schedules Second Quarter 2011 Results of Operations Conference Call
GeoMet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMET) announced today that it will host its quarterly conference call on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time. To participate in the call, dial 888-403-8872 and use conference ID 9246859. The call will also be broadcast from the Company's website at www.geometinc.com MarketWire

TiVo(R) Designed Platform to Launch on Best Buy's Insignia Connected Televisions
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a creator and leader in advanced television services and digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced as part of its strategic alliance with Best Buy Co., Inc. aimed at transforming the digital home entertainment experience, the launch of the Insignia Connected TVs powered by TiVo® Design MarketWire

New ISHRS Survey Finds Hair Restoration Surgery Market Increased 47 Percent Worldwide in 2010
Despite slow economic growth worldwide, the demand for procedures to correct hair loss proved to be stronger than ever, according to statistics released today from a recent member survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) -- the world's leading medical authority on hair loss and hair restoration MarketWire

Results of Phase III Bravo Trial Reinforce Unique Profile of Laquinimod for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
· Primary endpoint of reducing annualized relapse rate was notstatisticallyAchieved · Following a standard adjustment, in accordance with a pre-definedsensitivityanalysis, laquinimod significantly reduced the annualized relapse rate (p =0 MarketWire

Pivot Conference: Study Shows Future of Advertising Will Be Influenced by Consumer Behavior in Social Networks
The Pivot Conference today released findings from its industry survey of 230 brand managers, executives, and marketing professionals. The research, mainly conducted to reveal the interest in and utilization of Social Advertising, provided high-level insights into the state and future of the industry. MarketWire

Symantec Enterprise Vault 10 Reduces the Risks of Using Social Media Tools for Business
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the availability of Enterprise Vault 10, the new version of its email and content archiving software that now features Symantec's data loss prevention technology to analyze Microsoft Exchange email content and metadata to help determine the archiving and retention strategy for all messages MarketWire

American Commercial Lines Announces New Leadership
American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL), one of the largest and most diversified inland marine transportation and service companies in the United States, announced today the appointments of Mark Knoy as President and Chief Executive Officer and David Huls as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. MarketWire

AAA Public Adjusting Group, Inc. Discusses Their Advantages Over the Competition in Anticipation of National Expansion
AAA Public Adjusting Group, Inc. (OTCQB: AAAA) (PINKSHEETS: AAAA), a company with over 4,000 clients and more than 100 years combined experience adjusting insurance claims in South Florida, has recently released plans to expand nationwide and employ "traveling adjustors" around the country. AAA has unique advantages over the competition for its ability to rapidly expand. MarketWire

Energy King, Inc. Announces Acquisition; Plans to Enter Into the Rapidly-Growing Mobile Media Marketing Industry
Energy King, Inc. ("The Company") (PINKSHEETS: ENKG) announces the execution of an agreement to acquire Venue Media, LLC ("Venue Media"), Mission Viejo, Ca., a company that is engaged in the mobile media marketing industry. MarketWire

MeriTalk Survey Finds Federal Consolidation Efforts Are Increasing Data Center Complexity; 60 Percent Running More Than 20 Operating Systems
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today released a report on the impact of data center consolidation on the Federal government. The report conducted by MeriTalk highlights the increasing complexity created by the consolidation of Federal data centers with 60 percent of Federal data centers running 20 or more operating systems and 48 percent using 20 or more management software applications MarketWire

Beacon Endoscopic Ltd. Secures Series B Financing Through MVM Life Science Partners
Beacon Endoscopic Inc., a developer of interventional GI and bronchial endoscopy products, announced that its London-based affiliate, Beacon Endoscopic Ltd., has secured $5 million in financing from MVM Life Science Partners, a London and Boston-based growth capital provider. The company also announced that it received a new round of capital from its existing investors. MarketWire

Stamps.com Announces 111% Growth in High Volume Shipping Revenue and Further Enhances Its Shipping Product Capabilities
Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS® postage online and shipping software to approximately 400,000 customers, today announced that it recently introduced PC Postage Version 8.9 software which includes new features to help e-commerce sellers and high volume shippers save money. The new Version 8.9 software adds to an already powerful suite of Stamps MarketWire

Steve Bennett to Be Named Chairman of Symantec
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that its board of directors intends to elect independent board member Steve Bennett to the position of Chairman. Bennett will succeed John W. Thompson, former Symantec CEO and Chairman. Thompson will continue to serve the remainder of his term, but has chosen not to stand for reelection in order to pursue other business and personal interests MarketWire

Axceler Leads Sponsorship of Inaugural "SharePoint Saturday The Conference" Event
Axceler, the leader in Microsoft SharePoint administration and migration, will share its expertise in SharePoint governance, security and management for government and other public agencies as lead sponsor of the first "SharePoint Saturday The Conference " (http://www.spstc.org/) in the Washington, D.C. area MarketWire

Antipsychotics Reached $24 Billion in 2010
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "The CNS Market Outlook to 2016," to their collection of Pharmaceuticals market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?ProductID=6462672 MarketWire

KBS REIT III Declares Additional Distributions
The KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III (KBS REIT III) board of directors declared distributions based on daily record dates for the month of August 2011, which the company expects to pay in September 2011. KBS REIT III is a public, non-traded REIT. MarketWire

Senior Discount Website Offers Coast-to-Coast Savings for Boomers
Sciddy.com, the recently launched senior citizen discount site, now offers a way for seniors in San Diego and Boston to discover discounts that are available in their community. MarketWire

ViewSonic Drives Display Innovation With New 3D Vision LED Monitor
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today continues its leadership in display innovation with the new V3D245 -- a 24-inch 3D, full HD (1080p) LED monitor that includes a built-in NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ wireless emitter and NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses. MarketWire

Road Runner Sports Celebrates 5 Years With a New Look to the Store in San Carlos, CA
Get ready to party! Join Road Runner Sports for a weekend of fun celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of your San Carlos, CA retail store. Kick off the fun Thursday, August 18 with a pre-event party and continue the celebration through Sunday, August 21st. This freshly revamped location will make it even easier to shop the area's largest-ever selection of running, walking and fitness gear. MarketWire

Metso strengthens its position as a services provider in the North American mining sector
Metso Corporation's press release on August 1(st), 2011 at 3:00 p.m. localtime Metso has acquired Copperstate Industrial Services, Inc., a mining servicesprovider based in Phoenix, Arizona. The acquisition strengthens Metso'spositionas a leading service and technology provider for the mining andconstructionsectors. The company is transferred to Metso on August 1, 2011 MarketWire

thinkorswim Creators Launch tastytrade Superstore Bringing Substantial Discounts to Financial Products & Services
tastytrade, one of the fastest growing financial media companies, today announced the opening of its Superstore, the only place where $1 buys $2 of financial products like brokerage services, investor education products, market data and trading technology. MarketWire

MMRGlobal Recovers Biotech Assets and Files Liquidated Damages Claim Against Reality Television Stars Taylor and Russell Armstrong for Breach of Settlement Agreement
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR") a provider of Personal Health Records (PHR) through its MyMedicalRecords.com portal and electronic document management systems for healthcare professionals (www.mmrprovideos.com) today announced that it has recovered more than 1,000 biological samples from defendants in a lawsuit brought last year by The RHL Group Inc MarketWire

CallPlus Selects Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliances to Save on Expensive International Bandwidth and Provide High Quality Web Experience
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI) announced that CallPlus, a prominent Independent Service Provider (ISP) for businesses and consumers in New Zealand, has selected Blue Coat® CacheFlow® 5000 appliances to help manage the large and growing demand of its customers for Internet content from outside New Zealand MarketWire

Blue Horseshoe's Supply Chain Suite for Dynamics AX Earns Prestigious Microsoft Certification
Carmel-headquartered Blue Horseshoe announces its latest versions of Dynamics AX 2.4 Warehousing for AX (WAX), Transportation for AX (TRAX), Business Intelligence as a Service (BIAS), and Vendor Portal Solutions have been successfully certified for Microsoft Dynamics AX MarketWire

Stroke Therapy Robots from Kinetic Muscles Grow With Premier
Kinetic Muscles, Inc. (www.kineticmuscles.com), an innovator of stroke rehabilitation therapies, announced that it has entered an agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., to provide state-of-the-art stroke rehabilitation products to Premier's 2,500 member hospitals and 75,000 other healthcare sites at specially negotiated pricing and terms. MarketWire

Groupon Hong Kong to Launch 'Getaways' Specialty Deal Site
Knowing that Hong Kong people have an unceasing passion for travel, Groupon Hong Kong today excitedly unveils its travel deals site -- Groupon Getaways. Scheduled to debut on August 1, the new specialty deal site - http://www.groupon.hk/deals/getaways, will offer Asia travel deals including discounts on flights, hotels and cruises through the service, with updates every Sunday MarketWire

IFC Board Approves Investment with OCI
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Viator Launches Member-Only Deals for Tours and Activities, Discounts of up to 75% off
Viator, the leading resource for nearly 9,000 tours and activities in 750 destinations in 150 countries, today announced Member-Only Deals in select markets, offering Viator members exclusive discounts ranging from 20 to 75 percent off already guaranteed low prices MarketWire

SPLASH 2011 Brings Top Japanese Electronic Scene to L.A.
SPLASH 2011 - The biggest Asian dance music festival in Los Angeles invites leading electronic music artists from Japan and over 30 L.A. resident DJs to rock the night at the Hollywood mega club Circus Disco. MarketWire

With Contracts and IND Application in Hand, Cellceutix Nears Clinical Trials for New Cancer Drug
Cellceutix Corporation (OTCQB: CTIX) (PINKSHEETS: CTIX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat unmet medical conditions, would like to update shareholders on recent developments regarding the impending clinical trials for Kevetrin™, the Company's novel anti-cancer compound MarketWire

HNA Group and Bravia Capital to Acquire GE SeaCo
HNA Group Company Limited (HNA) of China, a leading diversified services and integrated operations company, and Bravia Capital (Bravia) of Hong Kong, today announced they have agreed to acquire GE SeaCo, subject to customary regulatory and shareholder approvals MarketWire

BIZX Acquires CheapoVegas.com, a Leading Las Vegas Destination Website
BIZX, LLC (BIZX), one of the fastest growing privately held web media companies in the U.S., announced today the acquisition of www.CheapoVegas.com, a highly ranked Vegas destination travel website offering some of the best Las Vegas deals, discounts and coupons. MarketWire

First Corporation Confident Other Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Do Not Contain Functionality to Enable the Rapid Acquisition of a Worldwide Database of Landmarks to Augment GPS Positional Information; Such Functionality Can Be Found in Gecko's AtLAS (Advanced Landmark Acquisition System) Pr
First Corporation (OTCBB: FSTC) announces further feedback on the audit of Gecko's AtLAS Advanced Landmark Acquisition System product by the specialist IT teams at Private Trading Systems and Gecko Landmarks Ltd. MarketWire

Fisher Communications and New Vision Television Roll Out SpotMixer to Stations
SpotMixer, the leading provider of web-based video creation and distribution services, has been chosen as a sales and production solution by Fisher Communications and New Vision Television. MarketWire

AMD Teams With NYSERDA, HP, and Clarkson University for Sustainable Data Center Energy Research
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its participation with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), HP and Clarkson University in a significant research project that looks at the industry-wide challenge of channeling renewable energy directly to data centers. MarketWire

Saudi Aramco to Add Processing Capacity Through Khursaniyah Natural Gas Processing Project, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources India (Delhi, India) -- Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), a state-owned national oil company, will bring the Khursaniyah natural gas-processing plant online by the end of 2011 MarketWire

Paper Industry Titans Post Healthy Second-Quarter Earnings, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Strong demand for packaging products has contributed to solid second-quarter earnings reports for several of the leading forest products companies based in North America. U.S MarketWire

More Than $1 Billion in Construction Projects Planned for Aircraft Parts Manufacturing Sector, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Activity in the U.S. aircraft parts manufacturing sector has increased in recent years. Companies that manufacture aircraft assemblies, aircraft engine components, aircraft equipment and aircraft parts are seeing a steady increase in the sector MarketWire

Full-Service Rotating Equipment Repair Shop and More, by Powerhouse Mechanical Repair, Inc., a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will host special guest Powerhouse Mechanical Repair, Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina) as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. Powerhouse Mechanical Repair is an experienced group of engineers, steam turbine and valve specialists, rotating equipment repair technicians, machinists and fabricators MarketWire

First Data Selects IronKey to Help Clients Prevent Online Banking Fraud
First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, will refer clients of the First Data Internet Banking solution to IronKey's Trusted Access as an option to help them protect their customers from potential attacks by criminals on an online banking user's PC. MarketWire

Callidus Software Launches Monaco Summer 2011 On Demand Suite
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), today announced the launch of Monaco Summer 2011, the latest version of its class-leading on demand SPM suite for managing the lifecycle of the sales professional to maximize sales effectiveness. MarketWire

120V Linear Regulators From Micrel Offer Industry-Leading Quiescent Current and Low-Noise Performance
Micrel Inc., (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today rolled out the MIC5281 and MIC5282, two high performance linear regulators designed for noise-sensitive applications such as industrial, networking, telecom infrastructure equipment and bias power supplies MarketWire

Pakit Announces Agreement with PepsiCo for Sustainable Packaging
Pakit Inc., a leading innovator in the design and development of next-generation packaging technology, is pleased to announce that it is working with PepsiCo, the world's second largest food and beverage company, to develop new sustainable packaging. MarketWire

Indianapolis' Emergency Operations Center Anchors Former Dead Mall Turned Data Center
Midwest colocation provider Lifeline Data Centers has finalized a 25 year lease with the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety (DPS) for 76,000 square feet of secure office space. Lifeline's Eastgate campus, a 41 acre former shopping mall on the East side of Indianapolis, will house the Regional Emergency Operations Center and Regional Department of Homeland Security offices MarketWire

Clean Air America Introduces Next Generation Air Filtration Solutions That Protect Workers & the Environment
Clean Air America, Inc., innovator in air filtration products that protect workers and the environment, announces a revolutionary new generation of industrial air cleaners, the Clean Air ScandMist. The ScandMist separates oil and emulsion mist and fumes created by modern machine tools and returns cleaned air directly to the production area. MarketWire

IHOP Celebrates Superhero Parents This Back-to-School Season With Special Kids Eat Free Offers
Parents are the ultimate superheroes when it comes to getting kids prepared for the start of the school year! This month IHOP®, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is giving parents a break with the return of its popular Kids Eat Free promotion. Every day in August, kids eat free from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m MarketWire

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter From American Home Shield
(Family Features) The change in seasons should bring about more than just a change of wardrobe. It's important to check out your appliances and home systems now in order to help prevent unnecessary repairs when you need those systems the most. MarketWire

Getting Back in the Reading Habit
(Family Features) With summer break over, it's time for kids across to country to get back to the books. Hopefully, reading is a habit that continued over the summer. However, many children may need a little nudge to catch the reading bug again. MarketWire

Five Ways to Make Ends Meet
(Family Features) In this economy, everyone could use a little extra cash to help cover the rising costs of food, fuel and just about everything else. Between work and raising a family, it may seem like there is no time, but here are five ways you can earn money on your own schedule. MarketWire

Why Breakfast Matters
(Family Features) When the morning alarm sounds and the morning rush to get out of the house begins, breakfast often takes a back seat to other pressing matters. But eating a nutritious breakfast could be the best thing you do all day. MarketWire

No-Stress Entertaining
(Family Features) Summer parties should be easy, breezy and all about casual time with friends. So when it's your turn to host -- relax. Whether you're hosting a backyard cookout, a sit down dinner or a simple picnic, these tips will help you keep your cool in the summer heat. MarketWire

Delicious Dishes Include Almonds
(Family Features) Outdoor entertaining typically means backyard barbecues, but to Food Network star and registered dietitian Ellie Krieger it also means using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious, wholesome meals that also include almonds. MarketWire

Step Up Your Grilling Game
(Family Features) What's influencing popular flavors on the grill this season? Big spice profiles, regional American twists, adventurous global inspirations and new tart-sweet combinations will be stoking the fires for a delicious grilling season -- as shown in the new McCormick Grill Mates and Lawry's Flavor Forecast 2011: Grilling Edition. MarketWire

A New Horizon Credit Counseling Continues Paying Clients to Get Out of Debt
In early July, the nonprofit debt management firm A New Horizon Credit Counseling took unprecedented steps to alleviate consumer debt; citing concerns about the uptick in the national unemployment rate, it began enrolling clients for free -- and giving them $100 just for joining their debt management program. MarketWire

ET Water Announces National Availability of SmartWorks Quick Connect Replacement Panel for Rain Bird 50-Pin
ET Water Systems, the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced ETwater™ SmartWorks™ Quick Connect Replacement Panel for Rain Bird® 50-Pin, the latest addition to the growing family of SmartWorks replacement panels MarketWire

Beat Any Snack Attack and Stay Fit With a Handful of Almond Snack Tips From Cynthia Sass
The Almond Board of California and registered dietitian Cynthia Sass have partnered for a summer snacking coup that begins with a handful of almonds and a slew of snacking tips to help anyone beat those formidable mid-morning and mid-afternoon cravings and stay fit during swimsuit season. MarketWire

NanoSonic Products, Inc. Ribbon-Cutting Event a Smashing Success
NanoSonic Products, Inc., a CTD Holdings company (OTCQB: CTDH) (OTCBB: CTDH) (the "Company"), opened its new pulse drying facility Monday, July 25th, 2011 with a gala ribbon cutting ceremony. More than 140 people gathered to hear remarks from CTD Holdings, Inc. Chairman C.E. "Rick" Strattan, NanoSonic Products, Inc. President & CEO Dr MarketWire

Weight of Congress on Aug 2. Deadline - Equity Research on Skechers USA, Inc. and Steven Madden, Ltd.
Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE: SKX) and Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHOO). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php. MarketWire

Effect of Aug 2. Deadline, Market Dynamics to Consider - Research Report on Tupperware Brands Corporation and Jarden Corporation
Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) and Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php. MarketWire

Walter Energy's Board Announces Quarterly Dividend
Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT) (TSX: WLT) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per common share, payable on Sept. 16, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 12, 2011. MarketWire

Top 10 Finalists Named in 2011 America's Best Restroom Contest
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SHARE REPURCHASE 1.8.2011
Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT         1.8.2011  SHARE REPURCHASE 1.8.2011 In the Helsinki Stock Exchange   Trade date1.8.2011 Bourse tradeBUYShareSTQ1VAmount1.000sharesTotal cost1 GlobeNewswire

LONDON MINING - TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS
London Mining, the UK based developer of mines for the global steel industry, announces that the Company's issued share capital at the date of this announcement consists of 113,883,794 ordinary shares of £0.002 each ("Ordinary Shares"). The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. GlobeNewswire

Design Hotels AG Reports Results for the 1st Half Year 2011
Design Hotels AG /Design Hotels AG Reports Results for the 1st Half Year 2011. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Algeta schedules second quarter 2011 results presentation, webcast and conference call
Oslo, Norway, 1 August 2011 - Algeta ASA (OSE: ALGETA), a company focused on the development of novel targeted cancer therapeutics, will announce its second quarter 2011 results on Thursday, 11 August 2011. A presentation to investors, analysts and the press will take place in Oslo at 10:30 CET GlobeNewswire

Bemis Company Acquires Mayor Packaging of Hong Kong
NEENAH, WISCONSIN, August 1, 2011 - Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE-BMS) today announced that it has acquired Mayor Packaging, a privately-owned manufacturer of consumer and specialty flexible packaging including a manufacturing facility in Dongguan, China.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  This transaction does not impact earnings per share guidance for 2011. GlobeNewswire

AboveNet Names Nick Ridolfi Senior Vice President of Sales
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 1, 2011 - AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today announced the appointment of Nick Ridolfi as senior vice president of Sales. In his new position, Mr. Ridolfi will report to AboveNet Chief Operating Officer Rajiv Datta. GlobeNewswire

Cytec Industries to Present at Jefferies 2011 Global Industrial and A&D Conference
Woodland Park, New Jersey, August 1, 2011 - Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) announced today that Shane Fleming, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, will address representatives from investment institutions at the following event: GlobeNewswire

RESULTS OF PHASE III BRAVO TRIAL REINFORCE UNIQUE PROFILE OF LAQUINIMOD FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TREATMENT
· Primary endpoint of reducing annualized relapse rate was not statistically achieved· Following a standard adjustment, in accordance with a pre-defined sensitivity analysis, laquinimod significantly reduced the annualized relapse rate (p=0 GlobeNewswire

Grant of Share Options
01 August 2011 GlobeNewswire

Nordic American Tankers Ltd.(NYSE:NAT) Letter to Shareholders from the Chairman and CEO on the tragic events in Norway.
Sandefjord, Norway, August 1, 2011 GlobeNewswire

K-Bond 1 GmbH issues a 50 million mortgage bond
Keystone International /K-Bond 1 GmbH issues a 50 million mortgage bond. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

New orders for BWG Homes July 2011
BWG Homes ASA secured a total net order intake of NOK 83.7 million during July 2011 compared with NOK 113.6 million for July 2010, a decrease of 26.4 percent. The net order intake in July for Segment Norway was NOK 57.3 million (NOK 61.1 million), down 6.2 percent. The net order intake in July for Segment Sweden was NOK 26.4 million (NOK 52.5 million), down 49.7 percent.   GlobeNewswire

ALEXANDER KOCHER APPOINTED PRESIDENT, AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS SEGMENT OF EB, ELEKTROBIT CORPORATION
STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASEFree for publication on August 1, 2011 at 10.00 (CEST+1)ALEXANDER KOCHER APPOINTED PRESIDENT, AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS SEGMENT OF EB, ELEKTROBIT CORPORATIONAlexander Kocher (M. Sc., Electrical Engineering), 50, has been appointed President of the Automotive Business Segment and Managing Director of Elektrobit Automotive GmbH, effective latest November 1, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Holdings in Company (Flagging notification in accordance with Chapter 2, Section 10 of the Finnish Securities Market Act)
Stock Exchange ReleaseTalvivaaraMining Company Plc1 August 2011 GlobeNewswire

Archer to acquire Great White Energy Services for USD 742 million on a cash and debt free basis
The acquisition gives Archer an entry point into the rapidly expanding frac market and effectively doubles its coil tubing and directional drilling capacity in the United States where development of unconventional oil and natural gas shale plays continue to drive E&P investments.  The combined company will be operational in all major oil and gas regions in the US. GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil divests its gas business in Estonia
Neste Oil CorporationPress release1 August 2011 at 12.30 pm (EET) GlobeNewswire

SSTL expands scope of network managed services with Ericsson
Renewed partnership adds four new circles supplied by Ericsson: Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP East and UP West The contract also includes managed services for the fiber transport and wireline networks in Rajasthan About 200 SSTL India employees to join Ericsson India Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd GlobeNewswire

AbD Serotec and Merck Sign License Agreement for Use of HuCAL GOLD in Vaccine Research
MorphoSys AG /AbD Serotec and Merck Sign License Agreement for Use of HuCAL GOLD in Vaccine Research . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Share subscriptions with Kesko's 2007B options
KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE NOTIFICATION 01.08.2011 AT 09.00 1(1)  By 15 July 2011, a total of 1,000 new company B shares had been subscribed for with the 2007B options based on Kesko Corporation's 2007 stock option scheme. The subscribed shares have today been entered in the Trade Register. The whole subscription price of €23,370 GlobeNewswire

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