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Pentagon proposes 304 million dollars arms sale to UAE
The Pentagon has formally proposed a 304 million dollars package, which includes "hard-target penetrator bombs" and other variants weighing 2,000 pounds and 500 pounds, to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Food inflation has come down from 9.01 percent to 8 percent: Mukherjee
New Delhi, Dec 1 : Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday announced that the food price index had risen to 8 percent, the slowest pace in nearly four months, while the fuel price index climbed to 15.53 percent in the year to November 19 ANI

NY court hears Indian-origin billionaire Rajaratnam's bail appeal in insider trading case
Lawyers of billionaire Indian American hedge fund boss Raj Rajaratnam have sought a delay of his 11-year prison sentence in connection with a insider trading case, by asking a US court to let him be free on bail while he appeals for his conviction. ANI

SGX Hosts Chief Regulatory Officers Conference
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is delighted to host the Chief Regulatory Officers (CRO) Conference on 1 and 2 Dec 2011. This annual conference provides a meeting point for regulation and policy makers from exchanges and self-regulatory organizations worldwide ACN Newswire

Event Advisory: Panel of Semiconductor Industry Experts to Explore the Future of Mobile RAM Technology on December 6th
Applied Materials, Inc. will host an important forum on December 6, 2011, in Washington, D.C., to explore the semiconductor memory technologies that will enable future generations of mobile computing - from smartphones and tablets to advanced cloud servers ACN Newswire

American Axle & Manufacturing Announces Expanded Joint Venture with JAC Group Subsidiary in China
Detroit, Michigan, December 1, 2011 - American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today announced the expansion of its existing joint venture with Hefei Automobile Axle Co., Ltd. (HAAC), a subsidiary of the JAC Group (Anhui Jianghuai Automotive Group Co., Ltd.) to include 100% of HAAC's light commercial axle business ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters Offers Professional Societies and Associations Five Tips To Make the Most of Their Meeting Content
Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, December 1, 2011 - Relying on a traditional meeting model isn't enough for professional organizations to maximize the valuable content from their meetings and leverage continued opportunities for attendee collaboration ACN Newswire

Nikon to Seek Larger Business Footprint in Vietnam at MTA HANOI 2012
MTA HANOI confirms the participation of Nikon, a well-known global manufacturer, who has set its sights to expand to the country's capital in 2012. Nikon's presence at MTA HANOI 2012 is strong testament to the show's growing prominence as Vietnam's most expansive manufacturing solutions trade event."We are pleased that Nikon will be a part of MTA HANOI 2012 ACN Newswire

Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival to be Held in Shanghai 26 & 27 April 2012
The 2012 Asian Marketing Effectiveness Festival, the region's must-attend learning platform and awards for effectiveness, will take place 26 and 27 April at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai, China ACN Newswire

BMW Group and Toyota Agree to Mid-to-long-term Research Collaboration in Environment-friendly Technologies
BMW Group (BMW) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announce that they today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning a mid-to-long-term collaboration on next-generation environment-friendly technologies.Under the MOU, the two companies agreed on a collaborative research in the field of next-generation lithium-ion battery technologies ACN Newswire

Ulvac Develops and Sells 'ENTRONTM-EX2 W300 CVD-Ni/CVD-Co' Film Formation System for the Silicide Process for 3D Devices
ULVAC, Inc. today announces that it has developed a new system to enhance its "ENTRONTM-EX W300" 300mm system series, which has a proven track record at plants mass producing semiconductors worldwide. The newly-developed "ENTRONTM-EX2 W300 CVD-Ni/CVD-Co" system offers CVD-Ni and CVD-Co processing for 3D devices ACN Newswire

Toyota Launches "Pixis Truck" and "Pixis Van" in Japan
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today launched the "Pixis Van" and "Pixis Truck" in Japan. The two vehicles are the first commercial minivehicles to be launched under the Toyota brand and will be sold through more than 200 Toyota dealers nationwide ACN Newswire

Sharp to Introduce Industry's Thinnest CMOS Camera Module with Optical Image Stabilization for Smartphones
Sharp Corporation has developed a 12.1-Megapixel, 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module with optical image stabilization that features the industry's thinnest profile (5.47 mm in height). The new RJ63YC100 is intended for use in mobile devices such as smartphones. Sample shipments will begin from December 2, 2011 ACN Newswire

Mazda Demio 13-SKYACTIV Named 2011-2012 Car Technology of the Year by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame
Mazda Motor Corporation's facelifted Demio compact car (known overseas as the Mazda2) with the SKYACTIV-G 1.3 gasoline engine, together with its development team, has received the 2011-2012 Car Technology of the Year award from the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA). The Mazda Demio 13-SKYACTIV was launched in Japan in June 2011 ACN Newswire

Mitsubishi Acquires Unconventional Natural Gas and Crude Oil Interests in the Onshore Kimberley Region of Western Australia
Mitsubishi Corporation announces that it has exercised its option to acquire a 50% interest in the unconventional resources in the onshore natural gas and crude oil exploration permits in the Kimberley region of Western Australia from Buru Energy Limited ("Buru"), an oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company ACN Newswire

Eisai's Canadian Sales Subsidiary Celebrates Official Introduction to Canada
Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that its Canadian pharmaceutical sales subsidiary Eisai Limited held a ceremony on November 30 (local time in Toronto) to celebrate its official opening and entry into the Canadian healthcare marketplace ACN Newswire

NEC's Kaoru Kenyoshi Named to the Board of Directors of ETSI
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today that Kaoru Kenyoshi, NEC Europe (London) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, during their 58th General Assembly held in Cannes, France on the 29th and 30th of November 2011. Mr ACN Newswire

PetroNova Inc (TSXV:PNA) Receives Updated Speculative Buy Recommendation from Mackie Research - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, November 30, 2011 - Mackie Research Capital analyst, Bill Newman, reiterated his speculative buy recommendation for PetroNova Inc. (TSXV:PNA), following PetroNova's third quarter results.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" about PetroNova. If this link is not enabled, please visit www.InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

Silver Bull Resources (TSX:SVB) (AMEX:SVBL) Files Updated NI 43-101 Technical Report on its Sierra Mojada Silver Project in Mexico - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, November 30, 2011 - Silver Bull Resources (TSX:SVB) (AMEX:SVBL)has filed an updated NI 43-101 Technical Report on its Sierra Mojada Silver Project.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" about Silver Bull. If this link is not enabled, please visit www.InvestmentPitch.com and enter ""Silver Bull"" in the search box ACN Newswire

Habitat for Humanity Supports Families Living with HIV in Cambodia
Today, on World Aids Day, Habitat for Humanity recognizes the harsh realities of day-to-day existence for people living with HIV, intensified for those without a decent place to live.Since starting its program to assist people living with HIV inMay 2010, Habitat for Humanity Cambodia has supported 183 families to secure safe and decent homes in Prey Veng, Kandal and Phnom Penh provinces ACN Newswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Emphasizes Balance at First Investor Day Meeting
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) hosted its Investor Day meeting here today, marking the company's first such presentation as an independent company. The presentation provided an in-depth look at MPC's operations, finances, and future plans ACN Newswire

World SME Expo, Inno Design Tech Expo Open Today
Opportunities for local and global businesses are featured at two major trade fairs that opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).HKTDC World SME Expo and HKTDC Inno Design Tech Expo (IDT Expo) continue through 3 December. Together, the two fairs have attracted some 720 exhibitors from around the world ACN Newswire

ePals Corporation Engages Human Resources & Marketing Consultants to Streamline Integration of Carus Publishing Company
ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN) (the "Corporation"), the social learning company, announces the entering into of consulting services agreements with two consultants to provide human resources advisory services and marketing & branding services (collectively, the "Agreements"). MarketWire

ThreeSixty by William Lyon Homes Celebrates Their 100th Homebuyer
New ThreeSixty homeowners My Bui-Nguyen and her husband Manh have plenty to celebrate and so does this gated South Bay community by William Lyon Homes. The couple, who just celebrated the birth of their first baby, is the 100th buyer to purchase a brand new home at ThreeSixty, the recent winner of Best Attached Community of the Year in an Urban Setting* MarketWire

New Phase of Homes Released at Ainsley Park by William Lyon Homes in Tustin
Ainsley Park has generated incredible sales this past year with over 60 homes sold since the grand opening in November 2010. Experiencing high demand for this fast-selling neighborhood, homebuyers are encouraged to act fast and take advantage of Ainsley Park's recent phase release MarketWire

Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, New Panel on ESPN's 97.5 Sports Injury Report Providing Expert Insight Into Latest NFL Injuries
The elite group of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians of Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are specialists serving as team physicians to both professional and amateur sports teams throughout Houston and now comprise the panel of experts on ESPN's 97.5 Sports Injury Report. MarketWire

Eucalyptus Magazine Celebrates the Season With a Gift Guide, Giveaways and Green Tips
The holiday season is in full swing, and Eucalyptus magazine, the only lifestyle magazine that focuses exclusively on health, wellness and green living in San Francisco Bay Area, is helping to make the season bright. The annual Eucalyptus Gift Guide is full of ideas for environmentally and socially responsible presents MarketWire

Farmers & 21st Century Insurance Donate 500 Lbs. of Food to the St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® and 21st Century Insurance in Phoenix held a food drive and employees rounded up canned goods and other pantry staples during the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving as a way to help out. MarketWire

MainSource Financial Group -- Fourth Quarter Dividend Declared -- (NASDAQ, MSFG)
MainSource Financial Group's (NASDAQ: MSFG) Board of Directors announced today that the Company declared a fourth quarter common dividend of $0.01 per share at its November 15, 2011 meeting. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2011 to common shareholders of record as of December 5, 2011. MarketWire

AMD to Present at Raymond James IT Supply Chain Conference
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Rory Read, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Raymond James IT Supply Chain Conference at 9:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in New York. MarketWire

Farmers Insurance Claims Teams Helping Wind Storm Victims Throughout Utah
Farmers Insurance claims personnel, agents, District Managers and employees throughout Utah are helping victims of the wind storms that have continued steady the past two days. MarketWire

High Profile Divorce Attorney to Host Annual Holiday Event for LA's Top Female Leaders
Creating an environment that facilitates connections between remarkable women, Stacy D. Phillips' invitation only 8th annual holiday dinner will be attended by 200 of Los Angeles' top female leaders from the business, financial, legal, entertainment, medical and fashion worlds in the penthouse event space at the Mr MarketWire

PlayHaven Opens Its Network of iOS Publishers to 3rd Party Mobile Service Providers
PlayHaven announces today the addition of a Self-Serve Marketplace to their real-time marketing platform, essentially opening up their network of publishers for the first time to 3rd party mobile platforms and service providers MarketWire

Computerworld Announces 2012 Premier 100 Honorees
IDG's Computerworld, the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results, announces the 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees as well as highlights for the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Canada Acquires Interest in Canadian Office Assets
Brookfield Office Properties Canada (TSX: BOX.UN), Canada's preeminent office REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), has acquired, from parent company Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO), a 25% interest in nine office assets totaling 6.5 million square feet in Toronto and Ottawa that have a total asset value of $362 million. BOX MarketWire

Futurity First Insurance Group Announces Management Changes to Accelerate Growth of Its Independent Marketing Organizations
Michael Kalen, CEO of Futurity First Insurance Group, recently announced changes to the top management team to accelerate growth of its independent marketing organizations (IMO), BHC Marketing, Inc., and Dressander and Associates. MarketWire

Investment Fraud Attorneys at Levin Papantonio, Fishman Haygood, and Schneider Wallace File Class Action Lawsuit Against Inofin, Inc.
Levin Papantonio of Florida, Fishman Haygood of Louisiana and Schneider Wallace of California and Arizona announced today that they have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of investors who suffered losses from the recent $110 million Inofin fraud alleged by the SEC (http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/Inofin-fraud-lawsuit) MarketWire

The Inn on Fifth Begins $15 Million Expansion in Naples
Located in downtown Naples, Florida, The Inn on Fifth has begun construction on a $15 million expansion project that will add new suites and meeting space for guests, and more retail locations for the popular shopping, dining and entertainment district of Fifth Avenue South Naples MarketWire

Red Hot Chili Peppers Nominated for Best Rock Album Grammy(R) Award
Warner Bros. Records' Red Hot Chili Peppers have been nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. MarketWire

Gardening Becomes More Joyful and Stylish With New Joy Us Gardening Accessory Line and Tips
Whether you are an urban farmer growing food in window boxes, backyard plots and community gardens or a traditional farmer in a greenhouse or on a farm, why not look stylish while nurturing your fruits of your labor? Joy Us Founder and Designer Nell Foster has created a stylish and sturdy line of gardening accessories for the savvy woman gardener MarketWire

PageUp People Webinar Shows Multinationals How to Achieve Business Goals Through Performance Management
WHO:PageUp People™, a Multinational Talent Management solutions provider WHAT:"Achieving Business Outcomes with Performance Management" complimentary webinar WHEN:Monday, December 5, 20116:00 p.m. EST5:00 p.m. CST4:00 p.m. MST3:00 p.m. PST Tuesday, December 6, 201110:00 a.m. AEDT WHERE:Register at https://www2.gotomeeting MarketWire

Atlantic Records Group Lands 26 Grammy Nominations: Bruno Mars Honored With Six Major Nods, Including Three Top Categories; Skrillex, Cee Lo Green, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa Also Garner Multiple Nominations
The Atlantic Records Group has garnered an impressive array of nominations for the upcoming 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Atlantic-affiliated artists and recordings earned 26 major nods, including nominations in the four top categories. MarketWire

Share the Spirit of the Season With Holiday Cookies
(Family Features) The holidays are a season of sharing -- sharing memories, sharing recipes and sharing the holiday spirit by making and giving homemade cookies MarketWire

Get Cheesy for Family Fun
(Family Features) In today's economy, parents are looking for imaginative ways to spend time with their children and make lasting memories without putting a dent in their wallets. Combining a dash of creativity with a common family favorite -- string cheese -- is a surprisingly simple solution. MarketWire

eDiets.com(R) Common Stock to Move From NASDAQ to OTC Bulletin Board
eDiets.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: DIET), a leading provider of convenient at-home diet, fitness and healthy lifestyle solutions, today announced that its securities will be suspended from The NASDAQ Capital Market prior to the opening of trading on Friday, December 2, 2011 MarketWire

Enjoy a Gluten-Free Holiday Season With Almonds
(Family Features) Following a gluten-free diet during the holiday season can be stressful and daunting. Almonds, in their various forms, are the ideal solution to elevate the flavor and texture in gluten-free recipes without sacrificing taste. MarketWire

Whiterock REIT's Energy Reduction Initiatives Earn Toronto Building Performance Award
Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust ("Whiterock" or the "REIT") (TSX: WRK.UN) is pleased to announce that CivicAction's Greening Greater Toronto recognized Whiterock's 191 The West Mall office building in Toronto with a Race to Reduce Lowest Energy Use award in the under 500,000 square feet category MarketWire

How to Turn 100K Into 1 Billion
Devised by two entrepreneurs from London's prestigious Mayfair business district, Billionaire Tycoon, is a unique and thrilling board game, launched exclusively at Harrods last year. The game shares ideas, skills and strategies used by some of the richest and most successful businessmen in the World. MarketWire

Kamakura Reports Sixth Deterioration in Corporate Credit Quality in Seven Months
Kamakura Corporation reported Thursday that the Kamakura index of troubled public companies showed the sixth month of deterioration in the last seven months, rising 0.38% to 7.64% in November. The index hit an intra-month high of 8.10% just a few days before November month end. At the 7 MarketWire

Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Lawyers Are Prepared to Help Injured Workers During the Holiday Season
The Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. are prepared to help individuals who have been injured on the job this holiday season. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, seasonal and part-time employees may be eligible for workers' compensation with very few exceptions MarketWire

REE International Nears Finalization of First Purchase Order
REE International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REEI) (the "Company"), a U.S. based mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and production of rare earth elements, today announces the Company is in the final stages of negotiating its first sale of tantalum mined from its Santa Cruz property located in Venezuela. It is anticipated that the order will be finalized within the next 30-60 days. MarketWire

Willbros to Participate in the Capital One Southcoast 6th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans
Willbros Group, Inc. (NYSE: WG), today announced that the Company will be presenting at Capital One Southcoast's 6th Annual Energy Conference to be held on December 5 - 8, 2011 in New Orleans. MarketWire

DigitalGlobe to Present at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that its management will be presenting at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City on December 6, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EST. MarketWire

Zumiez Inc. Announces Fiscal 2011 Third Quarter Results and November 2011 Sales
Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today reported record third quarter results for the quarter ended October 29, 2011. MarketWire

H&R Block Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results; Closes Sale of RSM McGladrey
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) MarketWire

Army Research Laboratory and Battelle Hold Workshop for Girls, Women in STEM
The inaugural Young Women in Science and Engineering (YWISE) College and Career Workshop today drew 50 students who spent time interacting with accomplished female scientists who shared advice, tips and life lessons. The event was sponsored by Dr MarketWire

Realtors(R) Offer Solutions for Workforce Housing Crisis
Public and private sector workers in the northwestern U.S. have limited access for affordable housing. In response, the National Association of Realtors®, in partnership with the National Housing Conference, will host a forum today in Portland, Ore., to address this crisis and encourage efforts to make housing more affordable to working class families. MarketWire

Randy Record Elected to Lead Statewide Water Group
Members of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) have elected Randy Record, a longtime director of Eastern Municipal Water District, to a two-year term as president of the statewide group. John Coleman, a member of the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors, was elected vice president. The two will take office in January. MarketWire

PDX and mscripts Expand Mobile Capabilities for All PDX Customers: Creating New Efficiencies in Bin Management and Will-Call Service
PDX, a leading pharmacy technology provider, and mscripts, a leader in mobile pharmacy technology, today announced new features and integration points which allow existing PDX Classic and Enterprise Pharmacy System (EPS) customers to easily add mobile to their customer-facing offerings MarketWire

Add Subtle Security in the Shower With New Moen(R) Home Care(R) Fold-Down Shower Seat
For homeowners looking to add high-end styling -- and safety -- to their shower, Moen Home Care has the answer. The new Fold-Down Shower Seat adds peace of mind, offering a sleek and simple universal design solution. MarketWire

ORLive Program Discusses Better Quality of Life for Heart Patients
BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal ORLive.com presents a live webcast from UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. UW Health's Heart, Vascular and Thoracic team will continue its series of live web broadcasts with a program on ventricular assist devices, or VADs MarketWire

Salem Communications to Present at Los Angeles Investor Conference
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S MarketWire

Contour Named Forbes' 14th Most Promising Company in America
Contour (www.contour.com) was honored today as one of Forbes' Most Promising Companies of 2011. Founded in 2003, Contour has quickly become synonymous with hands-free, POV cameras and social video tools, earning accolades including RED Dot's famous design award, the INC. 500 list and CNET's Editor's Choice award for their Bluetooth and GPS integrated technology MarketWire

Satori Software to Resell and Support SAP(R) BusinessObjects(R) Postalsoft Through OEM Agreement With SAP
Satori Software today announced that through a new agreement with SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) it is the preferred OEM partner reselling SAP® BusinessObjects® Postalsoft software, which includes SAP BusinessObjects Postalsoft Desktop Mailer, SAP BusinessObjects Postalsoft Business Edition and SAP BusinessObjects Postalsoft Presort solutions. MarketWire

Top Executives Deliver Biopharma Dealmaking and CEO Leadership Tools to Cap 2011 UC Berkeley BioExec Institute
The 2011 UC Berkeley BioExec Institute final fall module will take place Dec. 7-8 at the Haas School of Business. MarketWire

PhoCusWright Projects Double-Digit Growth for European Online Travel Market Through 2012
The European online travel market is expected to grow 13% in 2011, as the overall travel market continues a moderate recovery, according to travel industry research authority PhoCusWright, in the new report PhoCusWright's European Online Travel Overview Second Edition (www.phocuswright.com/products/4006) MarketWire

CH2M HILL Awarded EPC Contract for 738 MW New Jersey Power Plant
CH2M HILL (www.ch2mhill.com), a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has been awarded an engineer, procure, construct contract for a 738 megawatt combined cycle power plant project in West Deptford Township, New Jersey. MarketWire

Judicial Watch Sues Obama Administration to Obtain Solyndra Records
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it filed today separate lawsuits against the Obama Department of Energy and Office of Management and Budget to obtain records regarding the taxpayer funded government loan provided to the now bankrupt green energy company Solyndra MarketWire

Convertigo Introduces Open Source Version of Integration Platform for Mashups and Mobile Development
Convertigo announced the first open source edition of its core software integration platform. Now, within minutes and at no charge, developers can join the Convertigo Community and start using one of the industry's most powerful integration tool sets to solve enterprise integration problems for legacy, portal and mobile applications. MarketWire

Ring of Fire Resources Inc. Reports on Historic Results From Lucas Township Gold Project
Ring of Fire Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "ROF") (TSX-V: ROF) (FRANKFURT: RG5) (PINKSHEETS: HWKPF) is pleased to report on recently uncovered historic diamond drill results from 12 diamond drill holes out of 30 mineralized holes on its Project 81 Lucas Township Primary Gold Target recently acquired from AbiBow Canada Inc MarketWire

Verecloud, Inc. Selected by Leading Analyst Firm in "Who's Who in Cloud Services Brokerage" Report
Verecloud, Inc.® (OTCBB: VCLD), creator of the Cloudwrangler™ Marketplace, the innovative app store for businesses, reported today they have been selected as one of Gartner's companies in "Who's Who in Cloud Services Brokerage" released on November 21, 2011 by Benoit J. Lheureux, et al MarketWire

Safer Food for a Penny
A cooperative of cattle producers and feedyards is asking retail grocers and restaurants to join them in establishing a national system to eliminate E. coli from beef products. MarketWire

ON24 Launches Platform 10 Virtual Events and Environments
ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual events, announced today Platform 10 Virtual Events and Environments, a next- generation platform for building virtual conferences, sales kickoff events, partner training centers, product resource centers and other virtual destinations MarketWire

Templeton Emerging Markets Fund ("EMF") Announces Distribution
Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (NYSE: EMF) today announced a total distribution of $0.3335, comprised of net investment income of $0.2756 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $0.0579 per share, payable on December 30, 2011 to shareholders of record on December 15, 2011 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 13, 2011). MarketWire

Dorman Launches Visual Product Search for Their HELP!(R) Product Line
Dorman Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: DORM) launched a Visual Product Search website, www.FindDormanHelp.com, dedicated to their HELP!® product line which is focused on light to medium Do-It-Yourself repair parts. Now, with the click of a button, the complete HELP!® product line is available at your fingertips. MarketWire

Buddy Hackett Is Back -- in a New Comedy
Currently on tour with "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," Sandy Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller -- producers and stars of the highly acclaimed production -- are excited to announce the launch of "My Buddy," a new one-man show, starring Sandy Hackett, directed by Lisa Dawn Miller, paying homage to Sandy's father, legendary comedian Buddy Hackett. MarketWire

Playtech Welcomes Cowboys & Aliens to the Slot Machines
Platinum Studios, Inc MarketWire

Lincoln County Farmland Brings $2,675,000
A 302-acre farm in Logan County, Ill., sold to five different bidders for a total of $2,675,000 Wednesday -- an average price of $8,857 per acre. Murray Wise Associates managed the sale, which attracted 30 registered bidders to the American Legion post in Lincoln. MarketWire

Zacuto Donates Gear to 'Mission Kilimanjaro' Documentary
'Mission Kilimanjaro' is a documentary project in which Kyle Maynard, a man born with a condition known as congenital amputation, will attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kyle's condition has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, but that doesn't stop him from climbing mountains MarketWire

NIPSCO Awards Contract to 350Green for EV Market Study and Implementation Plan for State of Indiana
350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (E.V.) charging station networks, announced today it has been awarded a contract by NIPSCO, the state of Indiana's largest natural gas distribution company and second largest electric distribution company, to produce a plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Market Penetration Study and Infrastructure Plan MarketWire

digdigdigDIGITAL.com Specializes in Websites for Small/Very Small Businesses and Non-Profits
digdigdigDIGITAL is pleased to announce the launch of two new client websites. MarketWire

Television Icon and Humanitarian Betty White Records PSA for National Geographic to Save Big Cats
Betty White wants people to "Cause an Uproar" before the world's big cats population becomes extinct. Illegal hunting, habitat loss and retaliatory killings are causing lions, tigers and other felines to vanish at an alarming rate, along with their defining roar MarketWire

Elephant Talk Communications Announces Shareholder Update Call on December 8th
Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (OTCBB: ETAK), which will commence trading on the NYSE AMEX under the symbol "ETAK" on December 5, 2011 (www.elephanttalk.com), an international provider of business software and services to the telecommunications and financial services industries, announced that it will host a Shareholder Update Conference Call on December 8, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. (EST) MarketWire

Carew International Recognized Among Top Sales Training Companies by Selling Power Magazine
Carew International, a leading provider of sales training and development programs, has been named among the best sales training companies by Selling Power magazine. Carew was one of 10 companies selected out of the thousands of sales training providers considered for inclusion on the prestigious list compiled by Selling Power editors MarketWire

Blake Shelton Receives Three Grammy Nominations
Blake Shelton receives multiple GRAMMY® nominations today in three of the four Country categories for "Best Country Solo Performance" for "Honey Bee," "Best Country Song" for "God Gave Me You" (written by Dave Barnes) and "Best Country Album" for his album, Red River Blue. This is Shelton's first award nomination for "God Gave Me You," a three-week No MarketWire

SafeMart Holiday Hero Awards Recognize Heroic Firefighters, Police Officers, EMTs and Safe Cities
The holiday season wouldn't be as joyful without the people who keep our communities safe year round. SafeMart, a company that has revolutionized home security, announced Thursday it would sponsor the SafeMart Holiday Hero Award MarketWire

WCI Communities' Heron Bay Mirrors National Trend on Sales Increase
On the heels of a National Association of Realtors report showing a dramatic increase in October pending sales over last year's figures, WCI Communities announced that it is also experiencing tremendous residential sales in its Heron Bay community. Located in Parkland, the sales of new homes in Heron Bay are meeting the company's aggressive sales projections MarketWire

Bruno Mars Scores Big With Six Grammy Awards Nods
Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars has scored a stunning six nominations for the upcoming 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The annual extravaganza will be held on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8-11:30 pm (ET/PT). MarketWire

Sunshine Heart to Present at The Canaccord Genuity Cardiovascular, Aesthetics and Metabolic Disorders Conference
Sunshine Heart, Inc. (ASX: SHC), today announced that Jeff Mathiesen, Sunshine Heart's Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at Canaccord Genuity's 6th Annual Cardiovascular, Aesthetics and Metabolic Disorders Conference in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, December 6th at 9:20AM PST. MarketWire

Marketwire Holiday - 2011 Last Minute Features Package Summary
Marketwire announces that the following releases were included in the Holiday - 2011 Last Minute Features Package. Below is the list of headlines included in the package. MarketWire

SafeMart Chosen to Provide Lockheed Martin Employees Custom Home Security Systems
SafeMart is excited to announce a partnership to provide Lockheed Martin and its employees preferred pricing for custom home security systems. SafeMart announces this partnership on the heels of the Top Dealer Award from Alarm MarketWire

StepAhead With Nike Grind Makes Canadian Debut Exclusively at The Home Depot
Future Foam, one of the world's largest producers of polyurethane foam and developer of innovative recycled foam products, announced today that its StepAhead super-premium carpet cushion, sold exclusively at The Home Depot, is now available in all Canada stores. MarketWire

Forbes Names Mutual Mobile One of America's Most Promising Companies
Mutual Mobile, a leading provider of custom mobile solutions for companies such as Google, Cisco and Audi, announced today that it was honored by Forbes as one of America's Top 100 Most Promising Companies. Forbes' list positioned Mutual Mobile 34th overall and first for Texas-based companies. MarketWire

Bioanalytical Systems to Present at LD Micro IV Conference Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.
Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASI) today announced that Tony Chilton, Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation at the LD Micro IV Conference on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. PST, Track 3, at the Lux Sunset Bel Air Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. You can contact LD Micro to schedule one-on-one meetings with Mr MarketWire

Forbes Ranks Virtual Instruments Sixth Most Promising Company in America
Virtual Instruments, the leader in IT infrastructure optimization solutions, has been ranked sixth on Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies. The list features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital. MarketWire

enCircle Media Changes Company Name to U.S. Interactive Media
enCircle Media, a worldwide-recognized leading digital advertising agency, announced today that its new company name will be U.S. Interactive Media. With more than 250 advertisers globally using its media services and solutions, the company is changing its name from enCircle Media to U.S. Interactive Media to better align with its parent agency, U.S. International Media (USIM). MarketWire

Eight Do's and Don'ts for Medicare Open Enrollment, According to GoHealthInsurance
As Medicare open enrollment ends soon, individuals eligible for Medicare have time left to compare their health insurance coverage for 2012. MarketWire

Agiliance Cited as a "Leader" in Independent Research Firm's IT GRC Report
Agiliance® Inc., the leading independent provider of Security and Operational Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced that its Agiliance RiskVision™ platform has earned recognition from Forrester Research Inc MarketWire

UNEQUAL Technologies Named to Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies List
UNEQUAL Technologies, the premier provider of protective technology for soldiers and athletes, today announced that the organization has been named to Forbes' annual "Most Promising Companies" list. A ranking that comprises U.S.-based, high-growth, privately-held companies, "America's Most Promising Companies" underscores UNEQUAL's continued growth in both the athletic and military arenas. MarketWire

Titan Energy Worldwide CEO Releases Shareholder Letter
Titan Energy Worldwide, Inc. (OTCBB: TEWIE), a leader in distributed power generation products and intelligent energy management services, released today the following shareholder letter from company CEO, Jeffrey Flannery: MarketWire

Royal Bank America Hires New Small Business Relationship Leader Ralph A. Citino
Royal Bank America, the primary banking subsidiary of Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBPAA), today announced the hiring of Ralph A.Citino as Senior Vice President - Small Business Lending. Citino most recently served as Small Business Banking Director at WSFS Bank. MarketWire

How Do New Businesses Get Ahead in the 'Money Game'?; Kauffman Foundation's Latest Animated Sketchbook Video Features Paul Kedrosky Illustrating the Give and Take of New Business Financing
There's no question that startups need money to grow. But although there is not more capital available to new companies, the sources of capital -- from personal savings to loan programs to crowdfunding platforms -- abound despite the economic downturn. MarketWire

ICare4Autism and Haifa University Break New Ground in Applied Autism Technology
On November 22, 2011, more than 400 researchers, educators, technologists and parent advocates gathered at the University of Haifa to attend the day-long ICare4Autism Applied Autism Technology Conference to learn about the latest interventions and technological advances now available to help meet the needs of children with autism. MarketWire

McCain's Standard Compliant ATC Controllers Promote Interoperability in Virginia
McCain Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of intelligent transportation systems, traffic control equipment and parking guidance solutions, today announced another successful contract for its ATC eX 2070 traffic signal controllers. The contract for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which includes more than 100 ATC 5 MarketWire

ForeScout Sponsors Network World CISO Webcast "Mitigating Modern Attacks"
Cyber criminals are more advanced and organized -- outgunning traditional countermeasures MarketWire

Stakool/Anthus Life Corp. Adds Complementary National Brand Product to Its Line-Up With Substantial Sales
Stakool Inc. (OTCBB: STKO) (PINKSHEETS: STKO), a Florida-based corporation, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Anthus Life Corp., has added a national brand product to complement the Natural plus Energy™ bars. MarketWire

Invesco PowerShares Secures Rights as Exclusive Sponsor of NASDAQ OMX ETF App
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced it has secured rights to be the exclusive sponsor of the NASDAQ OMX QFOLIO for ETFs app. The new ETF app is an intuitive tool to search, filter, and track the entire universe of U.S.-listed ETFs. MarketWire

myERP.com Launches Revolutionary Free Cloud App for Running an Entire Business
myERP.com, the #1 cloud ERP for small businesses, today launches a new app that makes running a business fast and simple. myERP reinvents business apps with a revolutionary interface that lets users express in their own words to get things done. myERP will demonstrate this new intelligent business app as one of 10 selected companies for the Innovation Showdown at CloudBeat 2011. MarketWire

IASA and Ward Group Announce Opening of 2012 Technology Innovation Award for Submissions
IASA, in partnership with Ward Group, is pleased to announce submissions are now being accepted for the 2012 Technology Innovation Award. This award, which presents a forum for insurance technology innovation recognition, will be given to the insurance company demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in product, service or overall project. MarketWire

Record Number of Custom Requests at OTR Global
OTR Global LLC (OTR®) -- OTR Global had a record number of requests for custom research projects executed on behalf of its institutional client base this year. In October, the firm completed their largest number of proprietary (custom) reports in any month this year MarketWire

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Delivers Extraordinarily Diverse Offering
Building on its mantra of "Something for Everyone," Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will unveil a new, elite breed of horsepower -- Barrett-Jackson Salon Offering Collection -- cars that are among the world's most rare, valuable, collectible and coveted MarketWire

US Foods Opens Expanded Distribution Center in Albuquerque
US Foods today opened a newly expanded distribution center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The new 135,000 square-foot facility enables the company to better serve customers throughout New Mexico, west Texas and southern Colorado. MarketWire

Funzio Answers the Call of Battle With Modern War, the First Realistic Military Social Action Game
Funzio, the leading developer of advanced social games for mobile, Facebook and Google+, today launched its second game Modern War for Apple's iOS platform, as a worldwide universal title for the iPhone and iPad. MarketWire

Top-Ranking Social Music Making App Developer Smule Acquires Khush
Smule, creators of top-ranking social music making apps including Magic Piano™, Ocarina, I Am™ T-Pain, Glee Karaoke, and MadPad™, announced today that it has acquired Khush, an intelligent music app developer and creator of popular apps, Songify and LaDiDa™ MarketWire

Zion & Zion Expands Media Team With Three Senior Hires
Zion & Zion today announces the continued expansion of its team in the area of integrated traditional and online media research, planning, buying and performance measurement, with three senior hires MarketWire

Steelwedge Highlights Business Agility ROI From Sales and Operations Planning
Steelwedge Software, the leading provider of cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions, announced today that it will participate in the 9th Annual Supply Chain and Logistics Summit. Organized by the World Trade Group, the event is taking place December 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Announces Industry's First Wraparound Thick Film Chip Resistor With Operating Temperature to + 230 deg. C and Storage Temperature to + 245 deg. C
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new high-temperature, surface-mount, wraparound thick film chip resistor. For down-hole drilling applications, the CHPHT is the industry's first such device to offer an operating temperature range from - 55 °C to + 230 °C and a storage temperature range of - 55 °C to + 245 °C. MarketWire

Ticketfly Strengthens Management Team With Key Executive Hires
Ticketfly, Inc., the fastest-growing independent ticketing and social marketing platform, announced today the addition of key executives to its management team to help further drive what has already been remarkable customer growth. MarketWire

Data Storage Corporation Secures $20 Million in Financing
Data Storage Corporation (DSC) (OTCQB: DTST) (PINKSHEETS: DTST), a cloud storage and cloud computing company focusing on data protection and business continuity solutions, today announced that it has signed a $20 million equity line agreement (the "Agreement") with Southridge Partners II ("Southridge"), an institutional investor based in Ridgefield, Conn MarketWire

Mindoro Completes First Closing of Private Placement Raising C$1.2 Million
Mindoro Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: MIO)(ASX: MDO)(FRANKFURT:WKN 906167) today announced that it has raised approximately C$1.2 million by completing the first closing of its Private Placement which was announced on 22 November 2011. MarketWire

MacPractice Officially Announces Lion Compatibility
MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, and eye care professionals for Macs, iPhones, and iPads, today officially announced the release of MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20 v4.1.3 with Lion and Snow Leopard compatibility. MarketWire

Paul Raymond to Rebrand Internet Properties on .XXX Domains
ICM Registry, the registry of the new .XXX top-level domain (TLD), today announced global adult entertainment brand, Paul Raymond, will rebrand its core brand Websites and its most popular online dating properties with the .xxx domain extension. This marks the largest single migration of an adult brand to the .xxx top level domain to date. MarketWire

New Acquisition Expands Bonanza Goldfields Tarantula Project
Bonanza Goldfields Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BONZ) ("Bonanza" or the "Company") announced today the expansion of their flagship Tarantula Project with the acquisition of the Piedmont Mine, a gold and silver mine in operation until 1940. The Piedmont Mine has been deemed by the Bonanza geological team a highly prospective addition to the Tarantula Project MarketWire

CanaryHop Is the Modern Day Classifieds -- Bringing Local Activities and Travel Experiences to Life
CanaryHop (www.canaryhop.com) today announced its public launch. CanaryHop connects people who are looking for a host, guide, or instructor to introduce them to a city, teach them a new talent, or show them a fun activity. MarketWire

Forbes Names Propel Fuels One of America's Most Promising Companies
Propel Fuels (www.propelfuels.com), a leading retailer of renewable fuels, has been chosen by Forbes Magazine as one of the most promising companies in America. Forbes' list of America's Most Promising Companies features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and investment capital MarketWire

Asheville Vet Announces Companion Animal Supplies & Food Drive
Charlotte Street Animal Hospital announced that the veterinary clinic is sponsoring a food and pet supplies drive from November 15, 2011 through April 15, 2012 to benefit area companion animal rescue organizations. Each group will receive donations once per month. MarketWire

Des Moines Chiropractic Launches New Website for Patients
Vitality Chiropractic announced that the practice has launched a new website, http://www.vitalitychiropractic.com. The website features a user-friendly design to make it easy for patients to find information about the benefits of regular spinal adjustments MarketWire

Resonate Named One of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine
Resonate, the company that connects advertisers with audiences based on values, today announced it has been selected by Forbes magazine as one of America's 100 Most Promising Companies MarketWire

Reservoir Group Announces Its Sixth Acquisition This Year
International oilfield services company, Reservoir Group, has announced the acquisition of Mudlogging Services Inc (MSI), the US-based developer and supplier of the MLogger series of gas detection systems. MarketWire

Forerun Acquires Emergisoft
Emergisoft and Forerun, Inc., providers of clinical information management and workflow solutions for emergency departments, today announced that they have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Forerun has acquired substantially all of the assets of Emergisoft, including customer contracts, product rights, software and services, and other property rights of the Emergisoft business MarketWire

La Nina Expected to Bring Great Conditions for Snowmobile Season
Togwotee Mountain Lodge, rated a top snowmobile destination by readers of SnoWest magazine, is now open for snowmobiling. With a second year of La Niña expected to bring above-average snow and excellent conditions, Togwotee Mountain Lodge is offering a No Snow No Go Guarantee -- promising guests a refund if inadequate snowfall prevents riders from getting to the best areas*. MarketWire

Get Ready for a Feeding Frenzy as Majesco Entertainment's JAWS: Ultimate Predator Ships to Stores
Majesco Entertainment (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that JAWS: Ultimate Predator is now available for the portable Nintendo 3DS™ system and the Wii™ system MarketWire

RAE Systems Teams Up With Fire Smoke Coalition to Deliver Bay Area's First Fire Smoke Symposium
RAE Systems, Inc. today announced that it has teamed with the Fire Smoke Coalition to sponsor "Know Your Smoke," a Fire Smoke Symposium that provides free training and education for firefighters and others on the dangers of fire smoke. The event will cover an array of topics in smoke exposure and toxicology. MarketWire

AmeraMex Names Jeffrey Knott Chief Financial Officer
AmeraMex International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment to logistics companies (stevedoring), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Knott to the position of chief financial officer. Knott replaces Warren Murphy, who remains on the AmeraMex Board of Directors. MarketWire

Derickson Vision Introduces ChromaGen Technology in Jacksonville
Derickson Vision is now offering ChromaGen lenses to Jacksonville families. ChromaGen is a life-changing aid for visual reading disorders often associated with dyslexia and an optical corrective solution for color deficiency, which is also known as color blindness MarketWire

ChromaGen Technology Now Available to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Families
Dr. Cathy Stern, a specialist in learning-related vision problems, today announced that her Canton, Massachusetts practice is offering ChromaGen lenses to families in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ChromaGen lenses are a unique product that offers a quick and easy solution for the visual symptoms experienced by children and adults with dyslexia MarketWire

Yarmouth Veterinary Center Announces Small Animal Care Services
Yarmouth Veterinary Center has announced that the practice provides veterinary care services for small animals, including rabbits, ferrets, pocket pets, birds and exotic pets. The center's veterinarians also provide wellness care, emergency care and surgical care for cats and dogs, including pet grooming and pet boarding MarketWire

Berkeley Veterinary Clinic Announces New Website to Promote Wellcare
University Veterinary Hospital has announced the launch of a new website for the practice, http://uvhberkeley.com/. The new website is designed to make it easier for pet owners to learn about the animal hospital's services, including wellcare, vaccinations, spay & neuter, dog boarding and emergency pet care MarketWire

Hackensack Chiropractor Achieves Extremity Practitioner Certification
Bergen County residents suffering from back pain, hip pain or problems in their arms, legs, hands or feet due to personal injuries, sports related injuries, chronic conditions or auto related injuries can now receive care from a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (CCEP). Dr MarketWire

Senscient ELDS(TM) Version 1.2 Open Path Gas Detectors Are First With Wireless 2.4 GHz Access and Data Communications
An industry first, Senscient's new ELDS Version 1.2 Open Path Gas Detectors (OPGDs) feature Integrated 2.4 GHz Wireless Communications between the ELDS Transmitters/Receivers and Senscient Install & Commissioning tools. MarketWire

Lectra Announces Sponsorship and Collaboration With Canada's Apparel Connexion
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Survey of 600 IT Professionals Reveals Performance and Costs as Top Storage Challenges for Deploying VDI Projects
Nimble Storage, developer of the first converged storage and backup solution, today announced the results of a survey of 600 enterprise IT professionals regarding their current and future plans to deploy VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technology. Over half of the respondents (54 percent) identified storage performance or storage cost as the top challenge in supporting VDI MarketWire

Therma-Med, Inc. Announces Exploration Plans for the Upcoming Mining Season
Therma-Med, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: THRA) is pleased to announce its exploration plans for the Hindon Copper property located in Ontario, Canada. The Hindon property appears to contain two significant areas of copper mineralization (the East and West Zones). The original sampling performed during the 1950s averaged 2 MarketWire

Fairmont to Open New Hotels in Key International Markets Next Year
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

The Green Baron Report Initiates Coverage of Stakool / Anthus Life (OTCBB: STKO)
Stakool Inc. (OTCBB: STKO), a Florida-based corporation, announces today that The Green Baron Report has released a new 8-page "Stock Alert" profile to its subscribers and can be found on its website directly at: Green Baron STKO Stock Alert dated 12-01-11. MarketWire

Paradigm Oil and Gas Inc. (PDGO) to Pursue Acquisition of Oil Producing Assets from Recently Signed Us$ 5.5 Million Securities Purchase Agreement
Paradigm Oil and Gas Inc. (OTCBB: PDGO) today reported that the recently signed US$ 5,500,000 Securities Purchase Agreement will be used to fund the acquisition of Oil producing assets. The Company is now formally conducting discussions with potential acquisition candidates. MarketWire

Lancaster Bible College Launches New Website With Percussion CM1; Maximizes Content Management for Improved Recruiting, Student Engagement
Percussion Software, a leading provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software products, today announced that Pennsylvania-based Lancaster Bible College (LBC), an undergraduate and graduate school accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), has launched its newest version of www.lbc MarketWire

GoodLife Report Announces Second Annual GreenLux Awards
GoodLife Report (www.goodlifereport.com), a web magazine covering the worlds of travel, dining, health, technology and other lifestyle topics, has announced its annual picks for the top eco-friendly products, places and establishments within the luxury niche. MarketWire

New Products Corporation Launches Website, WhatIsTheBigSqueeze.com
New Products Corporation (NPC), Benton Harbor's longest surviving manufacturer, is seeking to raise public awareness and support about ongoing property encroachment and other issues impacting the company. Today, NPC launched the website, www.WhatIsTheBigSqueeze.com, to reveal how its operations are being squeezed by other interests in the community. MarketWire

Alert Logic Makes Fast Tech 50 for Sixth Straight Year
The Houston Business Journal has announced that for the sixth consecutive year, Alert Logic (www.alertlogic.com), the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, is among the fastest growing technology companies in Houston. The Fast Tech 50 Awards recognize local technology companies with record performance based on percentage of annual revenue growth MarketWire

Lakeland Industries to Report Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results and Conduct Conference Call on Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Lakeland Industries, Inc MarketWire

PayChest: Share Buyback Continues
PayChest, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PYCT) (the "Company") is pleased to announce receipt of a further 100 million shares being retired under the recently announced share buyback program. MarketWire

GetResponse Launches iPhone App 2.0 for Email Marketers
GetResponse, the leading email marketing provider, today announced a new 2.0 version of its successful iPhone application that helps marketers grow their email lists, create and send messages on the go and monitor the performance of email marketing campaigns via iPhone. MarketWire

BioLargo Selected as Founding Member of Canadian Government Backed Research Chair to Develop Sustainable Solutions for Oil Sands Industry Contaminated Water and Tailings Ponds Problems
BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it has been selected as a founding member of a Canadian NSERC "research chair" formed to solve the contaminated water and tailings ponds problems associated with the oil sands industry MarketWire

A Dream Trip to Alaska Could Be a Facebook "Like" Away
To launch the 2012 season, Denali Park Resorts is giving travelers a chance to win a dream trip to Alaska's Denali National Park. Beginning today, you can enter the sweepstakes* at facebook.com/denalipark MarketWire

Visage Appoints Jim Kiles as Vice President of Corporate Development
Visage, a leader in the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) space, announced today that Jim Kiles has joined the company, serving as Vice President of Corporate Development. In this newly created position he will generate and execute strategic partnerships, drive company growth and further propel Visage's presence in the marketplace MarketWire

Public Communications Worldwide Expands Its Client Base With Nixle
Public Communications Worldwide, a full service public relations firm dedicated to building technology companies globally, is proud to announce that it has been selected as agency of record by Nixle, a leader in civilian messaging applications for local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies MarketWire

Berkeley Research Group Adds Hospital CEO Dr. Andrew Agwunobi to Hospital Performance Improvement Practice
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, former Chief Executive of Providence Health Care in Spokane, WA, has joined Berkeley Research Group's Washington, DC office as a director in the firm's Hospital Performance Improvement practice MarketWire

RCRD LBL's Chief Data Officer Nicole Delma to Speak at Email Insider Summit 2011
Nicole Delma, Chief Data Officer for RCRD LBL, will speak at the Email Insider Summit on Monday, December 5, 2011 on a panel titled "When to Say Goodbye." MarketWire

Wireless Devices Expected to Be Among Top Gifts This Holiday, According to Linksys Consumer Survey
Laptops, game systems, tablets and smartphones are just a few of the new wireless devices expected as hot gifts this holiday season, according to a new consumer survey of U.S. adults conducted this fall by Opinion Research for Cisco's (NASDAQ: CSCO) Home Networking business unit MarketWire

BrightScope Discloses the Top 25 Boston Area-Based Registered Investment Advisor Firms With the Most Assets Under Management
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced the Top 25 Registered Investment Advisors in the Boston area, focused on individual money management, with the greatest amount of assets under management MarketWire

SpectraScience to Present at the 4th Annual LD Micro Conference on December 7
SpectraScience, Inc. (OTCQB: SCIE) (PINKSHEETS: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Michael Oliver will be presenting at the 4th Annual LD MICRO Growth Conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific. The conference is being held at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. MarketWire

Hansen Medical to Showcase Magellan(TM) Robotic System at Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy Congress
Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in flexible robotics and the developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, today announced it will showcase its Magellan™ Robotic System at the Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET) Congress, from December 1-3, at the Crowne Plaza St. Peter's Hotel in Rome, Italy MarketWire

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals to Participate as a Sponsor of the 2012 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
ResortQuest Breckenridge will welcome a unique group of artists to the picturesque peaks of the Colorado Rockies this January during the 2012 Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships. Sculpting Week will take place Jan. 24-28, 2012, followed by Viewing Week from Jan. 29 through Feb. 5. MarketWire

Rocket Fuel Named One of America's 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine
Rocket Fuel Inc., the leading real-time ad targeting company, today announced that it has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies for 2011. MarketWire

Icon Media Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
Icon Media Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ICNM) reported results for the Third Quarter ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Therapeutic Solutions International Announces Dr. Reid Jilek as Senior Advisor of Worldwide Marketing
Therapeutic Solutions International, Inc. (OTCQB: TSOI) (PINKSHEETS: TSOI), the only manufacturer of the chairside NTI Tension Suppression System ("NTI-tss") that has helped countless patients prevent debilitating migraine and tension headache pain, announced today that the company retained Reid Jilek, Ph.D. as Senior Advisor responsible for directing the Company's worldwide market development. MarketWire

American Banker Names Robert G. Wilmers of M&T Bank Corp. Banker of the Year
Robert G. Wilmers, chairman and chief executive officer of M&T Bank Corp., has been selected by the editors of American Banker as their 2011 Banker of the Year, it was announced today. Jane Thompson, former president of financial services at Walmart Stores Inc. received American Banker's Innovator of the Year award. The 2011 Community Bankers of the Year are Richard W. Evans Jr MarketWire

Continuum Hires Giovanni Di Vaio as Chief Talent Officer
Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, today announced that Giovanni Di Vaio has joined the company as Chief Talent Officer. Based out of Continuum's West Newton headquarters, Di Vaio will oversee the global human resources strategy to attract, retain, develop and reward the best and brightest minds that will ensure Continuum's growth and success around the world. MarketWire

Cequel Communications to Participate in UBS Conference
Cequel Communications Holdings I, LLC (Cequel), which does business as Suddenlink Communications, announced today that Jerry Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tom McMillin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; and Mary Meduski, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in the UBS 39th Annual Global Media & Telecommunications Conference. MarketWire

Global Organics Group Implements Epicor ERP
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Global Organics Group, an integrated life sciences company, has implemented the Epicor® next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution MarketWire

Prosper Publishing Company Introduces a Unique Trading System That Achieves Profit Every Year With a 209% Average Return on $5,000 Over an Eleven Year Period
Prosper Publishing Company today announced the introduction of a new trading system which produces returns up to 343% on an investment as low as $5,000. Traders are not required to watch prices throughout the day as all orders can be entered in the first fifteen minutes of the day. MarketWire

TRYP by Wyndham Travels to North America, Opens First Hotel in Region
TRYP by Wyndham, the cosmopolitan, select-service hotel brand, today made its celebrated debut in North America with the opening of the 242-room TRYP Quebec Hotel PUR in Quebec City, Quebec, formerly the award-winning Hotel PUR. MarketWire

Global Forestry Joins the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative
Global Forestry Capital S.A.R.L. (GFC) is pleased to announce joining the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (PRI) as a signatory member. MarketWire

Cold Jet Introduces Sales and Service Center in Worcester, MA
Cold Jet®, the global leader in dry ice cleaning and surface preparation technology, announced today it has added a sales and service location in Worcester, MA MarketWire

NCPDP Announces Line-Up for Its February 2012 Educational Summit
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), a not-for-profit pharmacy standards development organization, announced registration is open for its February 2012 Educational Summit, NCPDP Standards in Pharmacy Rules and Regulations: From Inception to Implementation, which will be held February 7, 2012, at The Westin San Diego MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Accolade Highlights Ansell's Unswerving Customer Focus
Based on its recent analysis of the protective gloves market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Ansell with the 2011 Russia Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. MarketWire

Caribbean Casino and Gaming Corp. Fight of All Fights
Caribbean Casino Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ) after its last Guzman fight, has received numerous offers from television broadcast companies. The offers are huge and we are negotiating to make it happen. We are looking at the Hard Rock Casino in Ft Lauderdale for the next fight. We can look forward to 200,000 dollar gate, large sponsorship money, and the possibility of pay per view MarketWire

Lapis Technologies, Inc. Received a $2.9 Million Order for an Advanced Electronic System
Lapis Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LPST) announced today that its fully owned subsidiary, Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd (Enertec), a provider of aerospace and defense technologies and solutions, received a $2.9 million order from a worldwide leading aerospace corporation to supply the electronic unit for an advanced defense system. MarketWire

Weatherford International Is "Connected with Kepware"
Kepware Technologies, the leader in communications for automation, announced today that it has been selected by Weatherford International as their primary developer and provider of connectivity for its popular line of Rod Pump Controllers. MarketWire

LightSource.com Expands Ministries' Reach With New Mobile Video Platform
Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), the leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian family-themed content announces its mobile release of LightSource.com, the premiere platform for Christian ministry video broadcast. MarketWire

Blue Coat Systems Receives 2011 Frost & Sullivan Japan Market Share Leadership Award for WAN Optimization
Blue Coat Systems (Blue Coat) has been awarded the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Japan Market Share Leadership Award for WAN Optimization. Part of the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards programme, this award is presented to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the highest market share within its industry in 2010. MarketWire

Pineridge Bakery Achieves Highest Certification Under BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
Attention: Food Editors MarketWire

Poynt Immediately Available on Samsung GALAXY Devices
Poynt Corporation (TSX VENTURE: PYN), a global leader in mobile local search and advertising, today announced that the award-winning Poynt mobile local search and advertising platform is immediately available on new and existing Samsung GALAXY Series devices including the GALAXY S II and GALAXY Tab 10.1 MarketWire

China Modern Completes the Acquisition of Shangzhi Yulong Co., Ltd; Expected to Increase Fiscal 2012 Net Income by $5 Million
China Modern Agricultural Information Inc. (the "company") (OTCBB: CMCI), a high-tech livestock company specializing in the breeding of cows and calves, the production and sale of milk and the sale of organic fertilizer, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Shangzhi Yulong Co., Ltd ("Shangzhi Yulong") MarketWire

Barcelona Joins Forces With Cisco, Telefonica, Abertis, Agbar and Scheider-Telvent to Collaborate in the Creation of the Smart City Campus
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CareCloud Introduces Real-Time Analytics and Dashboards to Streamline Revenue Cycle Automation
Today, CareCloud, the revolutionary cloud-based healthcare management solution provider, announced the all-new CareCloud Analytics, an advanced web-based business intelligence and reporting system for medical practices, which delivers real-time insight for physicians to optimize the clinical, administrative and financial aspects of their medical practice MarketWire

TCW Caps Strong Year for Inflows With Launch of Global Bond Fund
The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, is pleased to introduce the TCW Global Bond Fund, the newest addition to a TCW-MetWest fund complex that has attracted $7 billion in net inflows year-to-date. MarketWire

Major Government Defense Contractor Deploys Solera Networks to Defend Against Network Attacks
Solera Networks, the leading Network Security Analytics platform provider, today announced the deployment of the Solera DS platform across the enterprise network of a large government defense contractor MarketWire

The Churchill Club Presents 'The Big Data Effect'
The Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, will host a dinner event on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 titled "The Big Data Effect." MarketWire

Bridgelux Named to Forbes List of America's Most Promising Companies
Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, announced today that it has been named to Forbes' prestigious list of America's Most Promising Companies (AMPC). Bridgelux was ranked 58th on the list of 100 privately-held companies selected from 22 industries for their innovative business models and strong management teams MarketWire

Moog Announces Share Repurchase Program
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program. The program permits the Company to buy up to one million common shares, whether Class A or Class B shares, in open market or privately negotiated transactions at the discretion of management. MarketWire

AdvantageMS Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
AdvantageMS, a leader in sales and marketing operations for the Life Sciences Industry, commences its ten year anniversary celebration today MarketWire

Cotendo and Equinix to Present Live Webinar Dec 8 on Improving Mobile Content Delivery Performance
Cotendo, the fast-growing innovator of cloud-based acceleration services for web and mobile sites and applications, today announced that Shlomi Gian, General Manager Mobile, will be presenting along with Eric Troyer, Director of Mobility Services for Equinix, in a live Webinar on December 8th, "Structuring Mobile Application & Content for Performance & Revenue Gains." MarketWire

Alliance Advisors Announces Sponsorship of LD MICRO Conference
Alliance Advisors, LLC, a leader in financial communications and investor relations for global U.S. publicly listed companies, today announced its sponsorship of the upcoming 4th Annual LD MICRO conference. Several Alliance Advisors clients will be presenting or represented at the conference including AirTouch Communications (OTCBB: ATCH), Cereplast, Inc. (NASDAQ: CERP), Inuvo, Inc MarketWire

Etisalat Afghanistan Launches "mHawala" Mobile Financial Services Powered by Telepin Software
Telepin Software, a leading provider of mobile money transaction platforms, today announced that Etisalat Afghanistan has commercially launched mHawala, its new Mobile Money Services platform MarketWire

C2Call Adds New Features to FriendCaller for Android(TM)
C2Call, the pioneer for Java-based VoIP calls via the browser, today announced several enhancements to FriendCaller for Android™ including the addition of a real phone number that enables users to send and receive text messaging (SMS) and Direct Inward Dialing (DID) incoming calls with Caller ID. MarketWire

Skin Conditions During Menopause: "Skincare-News.com" Presents Home Remedies for Acne, Wrinkles and More
Dry skin, dark under-eye circles, wrinkles, acne, facial hair and stretch marks -- menopause can bring on a long list of skin concerns! Form women who are struggling with their skin, Skincare-News MarketWire

Moog Announces New Chief Executive
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected John Scannell to be Chief Executive Officer. Robert T. Brady, who has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will continue in the role of Executive Chairman. The Board also elected Gary Szakmary a Vice President of the Corporation. Mr. Szakmary is the Company's Chief Human Resources Officer. MarketWire

Saia, Inc. Increases and Extends Credit Facility
Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), a multi-regional trucking transportation company ("Saia" or the "Company"), today announced that it has amended and extended its revolving credit facility. MarketWire

CapitalBank Is Now Park Sterling Bank
Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ: PSTB), the holding company for Park Sterling Bank, announced today that as part of its November 1, 2011 merger with Community Capital Corporation, all 18 CapitalBank branch locations in South Carolina are now Park Sterling Bank branches. MarketWire

Four New Agencies Purchase TASER AXON On-Officer Digital Video Systems and EVIDENCE.COM Service
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that protect life, prevent conflict, and resolve disputes, today announced that it received four orders for its innovative evidence capture and management platform. These orders for the TASER AXON™ on-officer camera system and EVIDENCE MarketWire

PeerApp Appoints George Riedel to Board of Directors
PeerApp, the leading provider of transparent caching platforms for Internet content delivery, today announced the addition of George Riedel to the company's board of directors. MarketWire

Less Than 50% of Dutch Training Providers Active on Social Networks
Editors Note: There is one photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Titan Pharmaceuticals Confirms Regulatory Guidance for Probuphine
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP) today announced that final minutes of its Pre-New Drug Application meeting regarding Probuphine™, an innovative subcutaneous implant formulation of the marketed drug buprenorphine, have been received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and confirm the previously announced regulatory path for the program MarketWire

Eden Springs Selects Callidus Incentive Compensation to Drive Sales Performance
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today that Eden Springs Ltd., one of the leading European providers of water solutions for the workplace, has selected the Callidus Enterprise SPM Suite to drive the performance of its route managers in Israel. The agreement was signed in the fourth quarter of 2011. MarketWire

SkanzJr Invites Kids to Be Part of the QR Code Craze
Skanz, a new QR-coded platform, today invites kids ages 7-12 to be part of the QR code craze with SkanzJr bandz -- combining trend-setting fashion and safe online and mobile fun. The SkanzJr line of QR-coded, interactive, silicone bracelets is now available at www.SkanzJr.com, and at toy stores, kids' apparel boutiques and specialty gift shops around the country for the holiday season. MarketWire

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum: Correction of previous press release
In the English version of the pressrelease "Sobi holds Capital Markets Seminar"dated 29 November, 2011, the gross margin for the Specialty DistributionPortfolio was incorrectly stated as < 40%. The correct figure is < 50%, seetablebelow. The Swedish version of the press release was correct. MarketWire

American Defense Systems Stock to Transition to OTCQB Marketplace
American Defense Systems, Inc. ("ADSI" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: EAG), a provider of advanced transparent and opaque armor, architectural hardening and security products for Defense and Homeland Security, today announced that the Company's securities will begin trading on the OTCQB Marketplace, effective December 1, 2011 MarketWire

U.S. Ethanol Production Hits Ceiling, Corn Ethanol Boomed Out, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- According to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. has reached the ceiling of 14.2 billion gallons of annual ethanol production capacity, and the ethanol boom is essentially finished. There are more than 200 operational ethanol plants in the U.S. producing 14.2 billion to 14.7 billion gallons per year. MarketWire

Seabridge Gold Revises KSM Permitting Schedule to Accommodate Improved Design
Seabridge Gold (TSX: SEA)(NYSE Amex: SA) reported today that it intends to file its application for permits on its 100% owned KSM project in the 3rd quarter of 2012 in order to reflect project design improvements now nearing completion. The design improvements will be incorporated into a new Preliminary Feasibility Study ("PFS") which is scheduled for completion in April, 2012 MarketWire

YouSendIt Claims Fastest-Growing Company Award in Best in Biz Awards 2011
YouSendIt, a leader in business content collaboration services, has been selected as a winner in the Fastest-Growing Company of the Year Award by the Best in Biz Awards, the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts MarketWire

Will This Be "The Greatest Christmas Ever"? If "2 Dads" in Los Angeles Have Anything to Do With It -- Yes
In the shadow of one of the most difficult economic times, "2 dads" in Los Angeles are setting out to help kids and their families around the world have "The Greatest Christmas Ever." The "2 dads," who met at their children's kindergarten class, are launching 2 Dads Publishing by giving their first book, "The Greatest Christmas Ever" away for free at www.thegreatestchristmasever.com. MarketWire

Go Wild With Gift Giving This Holiday Season and Help the WildiZe Foundation Save African Lions
Don't wait until it's too late -- go wild this holiday season with gifts from the WildiZe Foundation and help save African lions. It is hard to imagine traveling to South Africa only to find you missed the last lion in the wild because a snare or poisoning got him first MarketWire

Trulia Expands Management Team With CFO and General Counsel Appointments
Focusing on building a long-term sustainable business, Trulia.com, a leading site for real estate professionals, homebuyers, sellers and renters, today announced two key appointments that will significantly strengthen the management team MarketWire

Leading Women's Health Laboratory Services Provider, West Coast Clinical Laboratories, L.P., Merges With Pathology, Inc.
Pathology Holdings, Inc., parent company of its flagship laboratory Pathology, Inc., the West Coast's premier women's health laboratory, today announced the merger of West Coast Clinical Laboratories (WCCL), a leading California provider of full-service laboratory testing focusing on women's health and reproductive donor testing, with Pathology, Inc. MarketWire

Asantae to Present at the 4th Annual LD MICRO Growth Conference
Asantae Holdings International Inc. (TSX-V: JVA), a leading producer and marketer of innovative nutritional products through direct and network marketing channels, today announced that it has been invited to present at the 4th Annual LD MICRO Growth Conference, held December 7-8 at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel, Los Angeles. MarketWire

Protect Electronic Devices From Life's "Oops" Moments With LillyPad Sleeves
With the holiday season fast approaching, it means cooking, baking, and of course, shopping for holiday gifts. MarketWire

Complete Discovery Source (CDS) Replicates Its SAS 70 Type II Data Center in Washington, DC
CDS, a leading eDiscovery service provider with headquarters in New York City, announced today that its new data center in Washington, DC is fully operational. The company opened its DC regional office in January of 2010 MarketWire

Tips to Amp Up the Holiday Cheer and Scale Back the Budget
(Family Features) While we all enjoy the company and holiday cheer of the season, entertaining, meal planning and gift giving can leave you feeling pinched for pennies, and your house disorganized. In fact, according to GfK Custom Research North America, this year's holiday spending is projected to be lower than last year with 84 percent of consumers intending to spend less MarketWire

Budget Bites and Sips That Sparkle
(Family Features) If you're in the mood to host a holiday party but think you don't have the time -- or the budget -- think again. "You don't need to spend a lot of money to throw a fabulous and memorable event. Keep it simple and special. You and your guests will enjoy it even more," say Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, founders of www.partybluprintsblog MarketWire

Holiday Gifts for the Tech Savvy
(Family Features) According to a survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of Intel Corporation, nearly 65 percent of Americans ages 18 to 44 would prefer to give up their favorite food for a year, rather than their favorite gadgets. This holiday season; consider giving a tech gift your loved one will never part with. MarketWire

Sweet and Savory Holiday Bites
(Family Features) A festive party calls for a lively variety of delectable edibles. These recipes give you some sweet and savory choices that will help spread the holiday cheer. MarketWire

Handcrafted Holidays
(Family Features) Give your holiday a personal touch by making one-of-a-kind gifts and décor items. MarketWire

Giant Desertec Solar Project Boosted by Medgrid Alliance, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Two of the world's most ambitious energy projects have joined forces to export solar power from North Africa to Europe MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Commends Rototest for Its Innovative Hub Chassis Dynamometer
Based on its recent analysis of the automotive powertrain market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Rototest with the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for its hub chassis dynamometer MarketWire

eBook Sales to Smartphones, Tablets & eReaders to Reach $9.7bn by 2016, as Storefront Tablet Apps Fuel Usage
A new report from Juniper Research has found that continued strong growth in the dedicated eReader market, allied to an upsurge in usage across tablet devices, will push annual revenues from eBooks delivered to portable devices to $9.7 billion by 2016, up from $3.2 billion this year. MarketWire

Spiceworks Europe Limited Launches in the UK to Support Region's IT Pros and Top Technology Brands
Spiceworks™, Inc., the world's largest social network for IT, today announced it has established Spiceworks Europe Limited in the UK as part of the company's continued expansion in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). By the beginning of 2012, Spiceworks Europe Limited will have six full-time employees based in the UK, including several of the country's top tech media sales veterans MarketWire

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports November Sales Results
Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) today reported net sales of $7.51 billion for the month of November, the four weeks ended November 27, 2011, an increase of 11 percent from $6.78 billion during the similar four-week period last year. MarketWire

Statoil closes tender offer for Brigham Exploration Company and announces subsequent offering period
Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) ("Statoil") and Brigham ExplorationCompany(NASDAQ: BEXP) ("Brigham") today announced that more than 87.7 % of theoutstanding shares of Brigham's common stock have been tendered to Statoil(including and assuming delivery of shares tendered by notice of guaranteeddelivery) MarketWire

Teledyne DALSA Presents Its First High-Sensitivity Near-Infrared Camera
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Statoil ASA Closes Tender Offer for Brigham Exploration Company and Announces Subsequent Offering Period
Statoil ASA (OSLO: STL) (NYSE: STO) ("Statoil") and Brigham Exploration Company (NASDAQ: BEXP) ("Brigham") today announced that more than 87.7 percent of the outstanding shares of Brigham's common stock have been tendered to Statoil (including and assuming delivery of shares tendered by notice of guaranteed delivery). MarketWire

Bentley Field - Operational Update
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NICOX : Update on NicOx's business activities
PRESS RELEASE Update on NicOx's business activities December 1, 2011. Sophia Antipolis, France. www.nicox MarketWire

Texas Heart Institute and MicroMed Cardiovascular, Inc. Announce Achievement of World Record of an Animal Supported by an Electronic Total Artificial Heart
Texas Heart Institute and MicroMed Cardiovascular, Inc. announced today, during the opening of the 6th Annual European Mechanical Circulatory Support Summit in Paris, a new record has been established for an animal supported by an Electronic, Continuous Flow, Total Artificial Heart MarketWire

Dockwise to manage and market new COOEC 50000 tonnes Semi Submersible Heavy Lift Vessel "HYSY 278"
Dockwise Ltd today announces it hasreached agreement with Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd. (COOEC) to act asmanager of COOEC's new build type 1 marine transportation vessel for allthirdparty projects. The new vessel, a semi-submersible, currently under construction at ChinaMerchants Yard in Shenzhen, is due for delivery by the end of March 2012 MarketWire

Sale of Neste Oil's PAO plant in Belgium approved
Neste Oil CorporationPress Release1 December 2011 at 8 MarketWire

Statoil: Financial calendar 2012
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Revestor Launched in San Diego Today and Wants You to Tell Your Friends About It
Revestor is a new real estate search engine that launched today in San Diego. Revestor has plans to expand nationwide shortly thereafter and is set on quickly becoming one of the top four real estate search sites. MarketWire

Beneficial Holdings Inc. Updates Shareholders as to Reporting Status
Beneficial Holdings Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BFHJ), which manages the sportsbook.cr and bet.cr by Beneficial live dealer casinos and sportsbooks, a hotel, and gaming parlors in Nicaragua, today provided an update as to its reporting status. MarketWire

Norsk Hydro - Capital Markets Day 2011: Performance frontrunner
With substantial long positions within bauxiteand alumina in a resource-constrained world, ambitious cost improvementprograms in place throughout the value chain and the highly competitiveQatalum smelter in full operation, Hydro is now positioned as a performancefrontrunner within the aluminium industry. MarketWire

Medicalis Announces Exclusive Partnership With Strategic Radiology
Medicalis and Strategic Radiology (SR) today announced a new relationship where SR and its members will exclusively partner with Medicalis and utilize its evidence-based Decision Support platform for payers and other "at risk" entities to manage their population utilization risk, take on direct risk, and participate in Accountable Care Organizations. MarketWire

Drawdown on Equity Line
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Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces a Two-Year Time Charter With a Forward Delivery Date in August of 2013 for a Kamsarmax Class Vessel
Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SB) announced today that it has entered into a new period time charter for the Pedhoulas Trader, a 82,300 dwt Kamsarmax class vessel, for a duration of 23 to 25 months, with a forward delivery date in August of 2013, at a gross daily charter rate linked to the Baltic Panamax Index (BPI) plus a premium of 6.5%. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources EVP & CFO to Present Today at the Jeffries 2011 Global Energy Conference
Mr. Ronald D. Ormand, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrC) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrD) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") will present today, December 1st at 11:00 AM CENTRAL Time at the Jeffries 2011 Global Energy Conference being held at The St. Regis Hotel in Houston, Texas. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Provides Eagle Ford Shale Operations Update
MarketWire

Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. ("TDF") Announces Distribution
Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TDF) today announced a total distribution of $0.5142, comprised of net investment income of $0.0515 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $0.4627 per share, payable on December 30, 2011 to shareholders of record on December 15, 2011 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 13, 2011). MarketWire

Teche Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 per Common Share, Yield of 4.2% and Payout Ratio of 35.6%
(NYSE Amex: TSH) -- The Board of Directors of Teche Holding Company, holding company of Teche Federal Bank, yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of $0.36 per share of its common stock. The effective dividend yield amounts to 4.2% based on the stock price on the close of business on Nov. 30, 2011. MarketWire

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Announces Its Monthly Distribution of $0.07 per Share
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PFLT) declares its monthly distribution for December 2011 of $0.07 per share, payable on January 3, 2012 to stockholders of record as of December 23, 2011. Distributions are paid from taxable earnings and may include a return of capital and/or capital gains MarketWire

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. to Present at the Wells Fargo Pipeline, MLP and E&P, Services and Utility Conference
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. ("Navios Partners") (NYSE: NMM) announced today that members of its management team will be presenting at the Wells Fargo Pipeline, MLP and E&P, Services and Utility Conference in New York City on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 1:40pm local time. MarketWire

ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. to Report Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011
ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEY) announced today that it will release financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended September 30, 2011, prior to the market open on Thursday, December 15, 2011. MarketWire

Franklin Street Properties Corp. Achieves LEED(R) Gold Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance at 1293 Eldridge Parkway in Houston, Texas
Franklin Street Properties Corp. ("FSP", "we", "our" or "its") (NYSE Amex: FSP), an investment firm specializing in real estate, today announced that its office building located at 1293 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Texas (the "Property") has received LEED Gold Certification by the U.S MarketWire

Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund ("TEI") Announces Distribution
Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (NYSE: TEI) today announced a total distribution of $0.6532, comprised of its regular quarterly dividend from net investment income of $0.25 per share, a special dividend from net investment income of 0.3357 per share, short-term capital gains distribution of $0.0013 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $0 MarketWire

New Calyx Network(TM) Interfaces Added to Calyx Point(R)
Calyx Software®, a provider of loan marketing, originating and processing software, has expanded The Calyx Network with an Interface Update. The Calyx Network allows users of Point to connect directly with lenders and mortgage service providers, automating data exchange and streamlining the loan origination process all within the Point software MarketWire

Global Income Fund Declares Quarterly Dividend
A quarterly dividend distribution of $0.065 per share was declared today by Global Income Fund, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GIFD) (OTCBB: GIFD), payable December 29, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2011. MarketWire

Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (MSP) Declares Quarterly Dividend
The Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (the Fund or MSP) (NYSE: MSP) declares its quarterly dividend of $0.26/share payable December 30, 2011 to shareholders of record on December 16, 2011. The ex-dividend date will be December 14, 2011 MarketWire

Locution Systems, Inc. Awarded Commission to Provide Its Automated Dispatching & Fire Station Alerting System to City of Nashville, Tenn.
Locution Systems, Inc., a provider of advanced, automated 911 dispatching, zoned dispatching, and fire station alerting, and fire station control technology, today announced that it has been commissioned to provide the radio version of its CADVoice® automated dispatching and fire station alerting system to the City of Nashville, Tenn. MarketWire

Templeton Global Income Fund ("GIM") Announces Distribution
Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE: GIM) today announced a total distribution of $0.6657, comprised of its regular monthly dividend from net investment income of $0.045 per share, a special dividend from net investment income of $0.2767 per share, short-term capital gains distribution of $0.0293 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $0 MarketWire

Bemis Company Acquires Shield Pack
NEENAH, WISCONSIN, December 1, 2011 - Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE-BMS) today announced that it has acquired the common stock of Shield Pack, LLC of West Monroe, Louisiana, a manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging with annual net sales of approximately $25 million. Details of the transaction were not disclosed GlobeNewswire

ARYZTA AG's Annual General Meeting Approves All Board Motions
ARYZTA AG /ARYZTA AG's Annual General Meeting Approves All Board Motions. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Nationale Suisse assigned "A-" Rating (Excellent) by A.M. Best
Nationale Suisse /Nationale Suisse assigned "A-" Rating (Excellent) by A.M. Best . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

BB Biotech AG completed its seventh share buyback program
BB BIOTECH AG /BB Biotech AG completed its seventh share buyback program. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Silke Glitza-Stamberger takes charge of Business Development / Mergers & Acquisitions and Investor Relations at the KION Group
KION GROUP GmbH /Silke Glitza-Stamberger takes charge of Business Development / Mergers & Acquisitions and Investor Relations at the KION Group . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

IQE plc : IQE and Penn State University present joint paper at the IEDM conference in Washington DC
IQE plc  GlobeNewswire

Ahlstrom concludes profit improvement program
Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE December 1, 2011 at 16.00 GlobeNewswire

Northland Receives Construction Permit for Narvik Iron Ore Terminal
Luxembourg, December 1, 2011: Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU, OSE: NAUR, Frankfurt: NPK - "Northland" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Narvik Municipality Planning Committee has granted the Company a construction permit for the iron ore terminal at Fagernes in Narvik, Norway GlobeNewswire

Cypriot Velister Ltd selected Net Insight for an all-IP Digital Terrestrial Televison (DTT) Network
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, has delivered the Nimbra platform to Velister Ltd, the commercial DVB-T operator in Cyprus for a new all-IP DTT network. GlobeNewswire

ASPO AND SSAB EMEA AB MAKE A LONG-TERM AGREEMENT FOR MARINE TRANSPORT
ASPO Plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE  December 1, 2011 at 15.15ESL Shipping Ltd, part of Aspo Group, has made a new agreement with the Swedish-based SSAB EMEA AB (SSAB) for the marine transport of ingredients on the Baltic Sea. The agreement is valid until the end of March 2014. Both parties will be able to plan and develop their operations through the long-term partnership and commitment GlobeNewswire

Novae Group plc : Total voting rights
NEWS RELEASE GlobeNewswire

Springest: Less Than 50% of Dutch Training Providers Active on Social Networks
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - December 1, 2011) - Editors Note: There is one photo associated with this press release. GlobeNewswire

Bombardier Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended October 31, 2011
Bombardier Inc. /Bombardier Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended October 31, 2011 . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Correction of previous press release
In the English version of the press release "Sobi holds Capital Markets Seminar" dated 29 November, 2011, the gross margin for the Specialty Distribution Portfolio was incorrectly stated as <40%. The correct figure is <50%, see table below. The Swedish version of the press release was correct. GlobeNewswire

Ordina shareholders approve share issue programme
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Wärtsilä introduces latest addition to its RT-flex48T engine portfolio
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade & Technical press release, 1 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

USG People appoints new COO to Executive Board
Hubert Vanhoe new Chief Operating Officer of USG People Almere, 1 December 2011 - The Supervisory Board of USG People announces its intention to appoint Hubert Vanhoe as COO of the company with effect from 1 December 2011. GlobeNewswire

Clean Green Event 2011 : Winners of the Innovation & Growth Trophies chaired by NYSE Euronext
In a very rough economic context, the 'Clean Green Event'® which closed on Tuesday evening was a real success. GlobeNewswire

THOR 7 to provide faster broadband connections from the South Pole
(Oslo, December 1, 2011) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting's (TSBc) latest satellite, THOR 7 will provide the Norwegian Troll base located at the South Pole with increased satellite capacity for the distribution of key meteorological data from the research station, Trollsat. GlobeNewswire

Rome Resources Ltd : HOLE-AVERAGED SILVER EQUIVALENT VALUES (BASED ON CERTIFIED SILVER AND GOLD ASSAYS) FROM DRILL HOLES ON THE WEST ZONE OF ROME'S DON LUIS PROPERTY, SONORA, MEXICO
ROME RESOURCES LTD.[TSX-VEN: RMR & FRANKFURT: 33R] 205 - 16055 Fraser HighwaySurrey, B.C.V4N 0G2 GlobeNewswire

Surf Telecoms future-proofs its network with Transmode's optical networking equipment
Stockholm, Sweden - 1st December, 2011 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that Surf Telecoms, a UK telecommunications carrier, is deploying a new backbone infrastructure based on Transmode's TM-Series Intelligent WDM (iWDM(TM)) optical platform GlobeNewswire

EARLYBIRD PORTFOLIO COMPANY SMAVA.DE, GERMANY'S LEADING PEER-TO-PEER LENDING PROVIDER, LAUNCHES COOPERATION FOR FURTHER GROWTH
Earlybird Venture Capital /EARLYBIRD PORTFOLIO COMPANY SMAVA.DE, GERMANY'S LEADING PEER-TO-PEER LENDING PROVIDER, LAUNCHES COOPERATION FOR FURTHER GROWTH . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Repurchase of bonds completed
Stavanger, 1 December 2011: Reference is made to Norwegian Energy Company ASA's (the "Company") announcement on 30 November 2011 regarding an offer to repurchase for cash up to NOK 250 million in combined principal amount in the two bonds NOR03 (ISIN: NO 0010548431) and NOR 07/12 6.00% Convertible Bond (ISIN: NO 0010368830) (the "CB"). GlobeNewswire

Outotec to acquire all interests in Energy Products of Idaho, a supplier of renewable energy technologies
OUTOTEC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE DECEMBER 1, 2011 AT 9.30 AM GlobeNewswire

Kemira closes the Maitland hydrogen peroxide plant deal
Kemira Oyj has on November 30, 2011 closed the Maitland deal announced on October 27, 2011. Kemira sold its Canadian hydrogen peroxide unit in Maitland to Evonik. The transaction does not have any significant impact on Kemira's financial figures, and the parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction price GlobeNewswire

EDB ErgoGroup delivers operating services for TradeDoubler
(Oslo, 1 December 2011) EDB ErgoGroup has signed a contract to deliver a new, outsourced environment for TradeDoubler's IT operations. The contract will be carried out in collaboration with Frontwalker, and covers the whole of TradeDoubler's global activities. The agreement represents total contract value for in the order of SEK 80 million during a period of five years. GlobeNewswire

SEB the "Bank of the Year 2011''
The Banker magazine has named SEB the Bank of the Year 2011 in three countries: Sweden, Estonia and Latvia. The Bank of the Year awards acknowledge the banks with the best overall performance in their country. GlobeNewswire

Ordina finalises new senior financing facility
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Sale of Neste Oil's PAO plant in Belgium approved
Neste Oil CorporationPress Release1 December 2011 at 8.00 am (EET) GlobeNewswire

Statoil : Financial calendar 2012
8 FebruaryPublication of fourth quarter 2011 results8 FebruaryStrategy Update23 MarchPublication of annual report 20127 MayPublication of first quarter 2012 results15 MayAnnual general meeting in Stavanger26 JulyPublication of second quarter 2012 results26 OctoberPublication of third quarter 2012 results Contacts: GlobeNewswire

Sika acquires Duochem Inc. in Canada
Sika AG /Sika acquires Duochem Inc. in Canada. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Transocean Announces Pricing of Senior Notes
Transocean Ltd. /Transocean Announces Pricing of Senior Notes. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

BWG Homes ASA : New orders for BWG Homes November 2011
BWG Homes ASA secured a total net order intake of NOK 219.1 million during November 2011 compared with NOK 290.8 million for November 2010, a decrease of 24.7 percent. The net order intake in November for Segment Norway was NOK 134.0 million (NOK 141.0 million), down 5.0 percent. The net order intake in November for Segment Sweden was NOK 85.1 million (NOK 149.8 million), down 43.2 percent. GlobeNewswire

Invitation to a Q&A session with Outotec's CEO
OUTOTEC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE NOTICE   DECEMBER 1, 2011    AT 8.30 AM GlobeNewswire

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