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Indian industry leaders express concern over depreciation of rupee
Delegation from Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) expressed their concern over the depreciation of rupee, as it hit another record low. ANI

India needs to increase energy consumption to achieve 9 percent economic growth in 2012-17: PM
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that India needs to rapidly increase energy consumption to achieve the ambitious target of nine per cent economic growth in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17). ANI

Constellation Brands Inc: Constellation Brands to Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results; Host conference Call Jan. 5, 2012
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the world's leading premium wine company, announced today it will report financial results for its third quarter ended Nov. 30, 2011, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, before the open of the U.S. markets ACN Newswire

Imperva Releases Detailed Password Cracking Analysis
Data Security Firm's Report Highlights How Enterprises Must Implement Stronger Password Security Systems to Counter More Sophisticated Hacking TechniquesRedwood Shores, Calif ACN Newswire

Quam (IA) Publishes Research Report - An Australian Gas Company Sino Gas Rated "Strong Buy"
Quam (IA) Limited ("Quam (IA)"), a division of Quamnet, publishes a research report regarding Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited ("Sino Gas" or the "Company"; ASX: SEH), an Australian company developing unconventional gas assets within the Ordos Basin, Shanxi Province China. Mr William D ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Introduces ARROWS Z ISW11F au Smartphone
Fujitsu today announced that the new ARROWS Z ISW11F smartphone from Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications will be available in Japan beginning December 17, 2011, from KDDI Corporation and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company.To deliver unprecedented speed of operations, ARROWS Z ISW11F combines three high-speed enhancements - high-speed WiMAX communications, a high-performance 1 ACN Newswire

NEC Develops Super-resolution Technologies for Fine Magnification of Surveillance Camera Images
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the development of super-resolution technologies for fine magnification of surveillance camera images, including persons' faces and license plates.Until now, existing technologies required numerous still images from a video in order to improve a subject's resolution and enable its magnification ACN Newswire

Three Toyota Group Companies Conclude Basic Merger Agreement
Kanto Auto Works Ltd, Central Motor Co. Ltd, and Toyota Motor Tohoku Corporation today concluded a basic merger agreement - an important step toward the launch of an integrated company, scheduled for July 2012.The agreement follows discussions on a proposed merger held since July and lays out the key terms, to which the three companies have fundamentally agreed ACN Newswire

ST-Ericsson Thor Thin Modems Power Three New Aquos Smartphones
ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, is pleased to announce that Sharp has announced three new smartphones in Japan based on the ST-Ericsson Thor(TM) M5730 modem. With its low power consumption, this highly-integrated21Mbps Thor modem will enable consumers to spend more time surfing the Internet at high-speeds and less time worrying about charging the battery ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Releases Packet ONP for Building 100Gbps Ultrafast, High-Capacity Networks for the Japan Market
The expansion of mobile broadband led by smartphones, and the utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) such as cloud computing and sensing have resulted in the ongoing proliferation of Internet traffic. This has mean that telecom carriers must expand their facilities and increase power consumption ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Develops Industry's First Peak Power Demand Reduction Technology for Deployment in Smart Cities
Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced industry's first development of peak power demand reduction technology intended for deployment in smart cities.In the past, peak power demand reduction has been handled by installing energy storage devices in buildings or households and using them during times of peak power consumption, then recharging them during off-peak periods ACN Newswire

Panasonic to Present Energy Solutions for Smart Lifestyles at Eco-Products 2011
Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will showcase its energy solutions for lifestyles of today and tomorrow at Eco-Products 2011, one of the largest environmental fairs in Japan. The event will be held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) from December 15 to 17, 2011 ACN Newswire

Panasonic Launches Appliances Made with Recycled Resources
Panasonic today announced the launch of a new line of environmentally-conscious appliances that are made with recycled resources. The new recycled source series of products includes a refrigerator, a rice cooker, a washer/dryer, and a vacuum cleaner, which incorporate recycled resin and vacuum insulation made from recylced glass. They will go on sale in Japan on February 20, 2012 ACN Newswire

Growth Potential of New China Life Insurance Bodes Well for Mid- and Long-term Investment
Of the new stocks that attract the public's attention, New China Life Insurance (Stock Code: 1336) excels on the strength of its stable performance. As a fast growing large-scale life insurance group with a leading market share in China, New China Life Insurance is worth the expectation on its prospect and stock performance ACN Newswire

MHI to Construct Gas Turbine Rotor Production Shop at Manufacturing Plant in Georgia
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) will soon start construction of the production shop for rotors, the core component of gas turbines, in Pooler, Georgia, near Savannah. Plans call for the commencement of construction in the second quarter of 2012 and completion in the third quarter of 2013 ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters Releases Report on China Tax and Financial Issues for Corporations
The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has published its new corporate report, China Tax and Financial Planning Briefing. The Briefing contains case studies and analysis from leading practitioners and is designed to help corporate tax directors and counsel determine the impact of tax and financial regulation on the profitability of a transaction ACN Newswire

Barkerville Gold Mines (TSXV:BGM) Reports 62.3 Metres of 14.2 Grams Per Tonne Gold from British Columbia Gold Project - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 13, 2011 - Barkerville Gold Mines (TSXV:BGM) (Frankfurt:1WUB) has released some excellent results from the company's large gold project in British Columbia, Canada.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" based on this information. If this link is not enabled, please visit www.InvestmentPitch.com and enter ""Barkerville"" in the search box ACN Newswire

QA-Verify from PRQA Offers Unmatched Functionality in the Management of Software Quality
PRQA / Programming Research, a global leader of static analysis tools, announces the full product launch and world-wide rollout of QA-Verify. MarketWire

Calypto Partners With AcconSys to Provide Sales and Support for Its Electronic System-Level Hardware Design Products in China
Calypto® Design Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Electronic System-Level (ESL) hardware design and power optimization products, has signed an agreement with AcconSys®, Inc., a major distributor of electronic design automation (EDA) products in China. AcconSys will provide sales and support for Calypto's products -- Catapult®, SLEC® and PowerPro® -- throughout China MarketWire

CHAD Industries Installs Fully Automated Bond Shear Inspection Workcells
CHAD Industries announced today that it has installed multiple fully automated Bond Shear inspection workcells for 300mm wafer applications. MarketWire

REGENX BioSciences Highlights Gene Therapy Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Hemophilia B Using NAV(TM) rAAV8 Vectors
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Kid Rock to Donate 1,200 Meals to Detroit Charities and Families in Need for the Holidays
Kid Rock announced today that he has purchased 1,200 $25 Meijer gift cards that he plans to distribute throughout the city of Detroit as a Christmas present to people in need in his hometown. The gift cards, which will be distributed through local radio stations in the area, will be good for redemption at any local Meijer store. The gift cards will become available starting today, Dec. 14th MarketWire

ERHC Energy Inc. Reports Year End 2011 Financial Results
ERHC Energy Inc. (OTCBB: ERHE), a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced its year-end results for fiscal 2011, which ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

International Minerals Reports $15.2 Million in After-Tax Net Income for First Fiscal Quarter Ending September 30, 2011; Update on Inmaculada Project, Peru
International Minerals Corporation (TSX: IMZ) (SIX: IMZ) (the "Company") reports excellent financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011, highlighted by $15.2 million in consolidated net and comprehensive income after tax, including net equity earnings of $14.9 million from the Company's 40% interest in the Pallancata Mine in Peru. MarketWire

Lam Research and Novellus Systems to Combine in $3.3 Billion All-Stock Transaction
Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) and Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) MarketWire

AVI BioPharma Receives NASDAQ Notice of Minimum Bid Price Non-Compliance
AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based therapeutics, announced today that it received a letter from the listing qualifications department staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, notifying AVI that for the last 30 consecutive business days the bid price of its common stock had closed below $1 MarketWire

New Whiskey Girl Location Stops Pedestrian Traffic
Improvements have started at the new Whiskey Girl, located at 702 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter and the graphic windows are stopping pedestrian traffic. MarketWire

Gov. Brown Names Gen7 Winner of 2011 Top Environmental Leadership Award
Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that American Modular Systems of Manteca, CA has won a 2011 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for Gen7 Schools. MarketWire

Stakool/Anthus Life Corp. Continues to Gain Sales Momentum With Niche and Boutique Retailers
Stakool Inc. (OTCBB: STKO) (PINKSHEETS: STKO), a Florida-based corporation, is pleased to announce that Anthus Life Corp. continues to add niche and boutique retailers generating immediate revenue and building momentum going into 2012. MarketWire

Victory Ventures Signs LOI to Option Copau Claims, BC
Victory Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VVN)(FRANKFURT: VV0) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Polaris Capital Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, to option two claims totalling 448 hectares covering a copper showing in the North West Mining Division of British Columbia (the "Claims"). The Claims are registered in the name of Robin Day. Mr MarketWire

Worthington Industries Declares Quarterly Dividend
The board of directors of Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) has declared a third quarter dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on March 29, 2012 to shareholders of record March 15, 2012. This marks the 177th consecutive quarter that Worthington has paid a dividend since it became a public company in 1968. MarketWire

Quantum Continues Momentum in Big Data Management, Surpassing Milestone of 60,000 StorNext Licenses Sold
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced it has sold more than 60,000 StorNext® File System client licenses worldwide MarketWire

Medical Billing Assistance, Inc. Announces Ticker Symbol Change to "FCHS"
Medical Billing Assistance, Inc. (OTCBB: FCHS) (Stock Twits: $FCHS) announced today that the symbol for the Company's stock has changed from 'MDBL' to 'FCHS' effective immediately. The Company applied for the symbol change in conjunction with plans for a corporate name change to First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. MarketWire

CalAmp Begins Volume Shipments of New Product to Direct Broadcast Satellite Customer
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today that is has commenced making volume shipments of a new whole-home video and data networking product to its key North American Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) customer. MarketWire

WPCS Reports FY2012 Second Quarter Financial Results
WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, today announced financial results for the fiscal year 2012 second quarter ended October 31, 2011. For the second quarter, WPCS reported revenue of $28.2 million compared to $23.2 million for the same period a year ago, which represents an increase of approximately 21% MarketWire

1st Enterprise Bank Announces Promotion of David K. Plourde to the Executive Management Team
1st Enterprise Bank ("the Bank") (OTCBB: FENB), a full-service commercial bank serving the Southern California business community, today announced the promotion of David K. Plourde to Executive Vice President and a member of the Bank's executive management team. In his expanded role, Mr MarketWire

GammaTech Introduces Fully Rugged R13C Convertible Computer
GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has added another model to its line of fully rugged convertible computers. The Durabook R13C, an upgraded version of model R13S, passes Military Standard 810G certification for drop, shock, and spill protection, plus explosive atmosphere, salt, fog, and freeze/thaw standards MarketWire

Word Lens Introduces French Language to Its Augmented Reality-Based Translation Capabilities
Quest Visual, the development shop behind Word Lens, a successful augmented reality translation application for the iPhone, today announced that it has added French to English and English to French language translation to its offering. Unlike other translation apps, Word Lens uses the built-in phone camera to identify text in one language and translate it into another language MarketWire

Sunsail 444 (Leopard 44) Wins SAIL Magazine's Best Boat of the Year 2012
The newest and most innovative catamaran to join the Sunsail fleet, the Sunsail 444 (Leopard 44) has received SAIL Magazine's coveted title of Best Boat 2012 in the Cruising Multihull under 50 feet category MarketWire

Bestselling Author and Screenwriter Prepares His Memoir for the Big Screen
Prolific, national bestselling author and screenwriter John A. Andrews, known for his twisted and gritty writing style in his hit title "Rude Buay ... The Unstoppable" and its upcoming first sequel "Rude Buay ... The Untouchable," is poised to turn his "True Hollywood Story" into a major motion picture MarketWire

What Sales Slump? Brandywine Sells Five of 16 Homes in the First Four Days at Lemongrass Community in Fountain Valley
Sales are flourishing at the Lemongrass community of 16 single-family detached homes being developed by Brandywine Homes on a 2.95 acre site in Fountain Valley. MarketWire

Ziegler Closes $28 Million MRC Crestview Financing
Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of a $28,295,000 non-rated bond issue for MRC Crestview. MRC Crestview, d/b/a Crestview Retirement Community, is located on 14 acres in Bryan, Texas. Ziegler served as sole manager for the Series 2011 Bonds. MarketWire

Freedom Rider Stumps for Human Rights on Capitol Hill
The student body president of Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) in Lawrenceville briefed 12 congressmen at their offices on Capitol Hill Tuesday and received their good wishes for his 2,300 mile bike ride across America that kicks off Dec. 15, 2011 at the State Capitol of Georgia. MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- College Football Fans Ready for Upcoming Bowl Schedule
In just a few days, the 2011-12 NCAA Bowl season is set to begin with exciting match-ups throughout the schedule. MarketWire

TurboViewer Pro Turns v2.0
IMSI®/Design, the developer of TurboCAD®, the #1 best-selling CAD in retail, today announced TurboViewer™ Pro v2, a professional version of its popular free TurboViewer app for the iPad® and iPhone®. MarketWire

Realogy Enters Into Agreements to Amend and Extend Apple Ridge Securitization Facility
Realogy Corporation (the "Company") announced today that it and its subsidiaries have entered into agreements to amend and extend the existing Apple Ridge Funding LLC securitization program utilized by the Company's relocation services operating unit, Cartus Corporation. Under the terms of the agreements, the program will be extended until December 11, 2013 MarketWire

Solucorp's Lead Out to Be Sold Worldwide
Solucorp Industries, Ltd. (PINKSHEETS: SLUP) is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Franmar Chemicals to market its patented Lead Out Paint Removal and Remediation Products (patent # 7,208,457) under the Franmar Chemicals label. MarketWire

Ellen Sills-Levy Joins Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International (PMI), one of the fastest growing global marketing research firms, announced today the appointment of Ellen Sills-Levy as a Senior Vice President based in its New York City offices. MarketWire

Forget the Plastic: PXTMoney Launches SmartPhone Payment App With "can I $ u a drink?"(TM) Free $5 Offer for College Students, Locals
PXTMoney, a mobile payment and discount program company, today launched the smartphone payment app that lets consumers forget the plastic and instantly load money from PayPal, credit or debit/checking accounts onto their phone. After that, consumers pay for food, drinks, and other merchandise by just telling the bartender, barista, waiter, or cashier their cell phone number. MarketWire

Global Interest in Blue Gold Beverages at an All-Time High
Blue Gold Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BGBV) due to the successful launch of the commercial grade thermoplastic polymer reclamation project in Greenwood, South Carolina, interest in Blue Gold Beverages has reached all-time highs MarketWire

ChromaGen Technology Now Available Throughout Los Angeles
ChromaGen Vision today announced that ChromaGen™ lenses, aids for visual reading disorders often associated with dyslexia and an optical corrective solution for color deficiency, more commonly known as color blindness, are now available at 15 optometry practices in the greater Los Angeles area. MarketWire

Jim Wysong Explores Gender Role Issues in New Book
Author Jim Wysong's new book, "The Neutering of the American Male" (www.TheNeuteringoftheAmericanMale.com), examines the psychology of confused gender roles and theorizes about the emotional problems that can ensue. MarketWire

American Internet Services (AIS) Partners With Security On-Demand to Add Managed Security Services to Its Enterprise Managed Services (EMS) Portfolio
American Internet Services (AIS), a leading provider of enterprise-class data center and connectivity services in the western United States, today announced the addition of e-ManagedSecurity to its portfolio of enterprise managed services MarketWire

Wolf Gang Sets U.S. Release of "SUEGO FAULTS"; Multi-Talented British Artist's Acclaimed Debut Album Features Top 5 Sirius XM Smash Single, "The King And All Of His Men"; "SUEGO FAULTS" Now Available for Pre-Order; Arrives at All Digital Retailers on December 20th
Elektra Records has announced the domestic digital release of "SUEGO FAULTS," the acclaimed debut album from Wolf Gang. The album -- which features the hit single, "The King And All Of His Men" -- will be available at all U.S.-based digital retailers on December 20th and is now available for pre-order via iTunes (http://bit.ly/ujRVPT). MarketWire

Popularity of Affordable Ink-O-Dem(R) Printer Ink Refills Soars in 2011
From New York to California, Wisconsin to Texas, and everywhere in between, Ink-O-Dem, the leader in integrated inkjet cartridge refilling and testing solutions, reports adding hundreds of new locations nationwide in response to growing demand from retail shoppers and college students MarketWire

Let's Talk Occupy -- INFORUM to Discuss All Things Occupy Wall Street
The Commonwealth Club's INFORUM will host a live forum to talk about all things Occupy Wall Street at the Commonwealth Club's Office on Thursday, December 15 MarketWire

Republicans and Democrats Align on Key Housing Policy Goals Heading Into Election Year
Trulia today released the findings from its latest consumer survey on American attitudes on housing policy and the 2012 presidential election. Harris Interactive conducted this online survey on Trulia's behalf on November 17-21, 2011 among 2,028 U.S. adults. MarketWire

Tagged Pumps Up Social Discovery Efforts With Acquisition of hi5
Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, today announced it has completed the acquisition of hi5, another pioneering social network and one of the largest online communities in the world. Together, Tagged and hi5 create a unique social networking company that will dominate the social discovery category. MarketWire

Holiday Treasures
(Family Features) Jewelry can be a great holiday gift to receive, but for many, buying jewelry to give is intimidating. What kind of jewelry should you buy? What size? Will it look good on her? Will he like it? For anyone facing these questions, this guide is for you. MarketWire

Westone Laboratories, Inc. Receives Investment From CID Capital Private Equity Group
Westone Laboratories, Inc., a market leader in the hearing healthcare industry, professional musician products, premium consumer earphones, and communication products for military and law enforcement, is excited to announce it has entered into a partnership with CID Capital, receiving a capital investment from the Indianapolis, Indiana based private equity firm. MarketWire

Aragon Holdings Acquires Its First Multi-Family Property in the Kansas City Market
Marking its first acquisition within the Kansas City market, Aragon Holdings (www.AragonUSA.com) has purchased Timber Lakes at Red Bridge, a Class A multi-family property located in the desirable southwestern area of Kansas City, Missouri. MarketWire

Lighthouse Imaging Announces Endobench XTB High-Performance Endoscope Quality Tester
Lighthouse Imaging Corporation has released its third-generation endoscope image quality tester, the Endobench XTB. This bench-mounted instrument provides a comprehensive set of clinically relevant endoscope image quality measurements with exceptional accuracy in high-volume environments, and is intended for endoscope manufacturers and independent repair companies MarketWire

Power Assure Named Red Herring Global 100 Winner
Power Assure®, Inc., a data center energy management solutions provider, today announced that it has been named a Red Herring Global 100 winner, a prestigious recognition that honors the year's 100 most notable private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe MarketWire

"Ensuring Safe Transitions From Hospital to Home" Innovation Challenge Winners Announced
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), in conjunction with the Partnership for Patients -- an initiative of the Department of Health & Human Services -- and with the support of Health 2.0, announced the winners of the "Ensuring Safe Transitions from Hospital to Home" innovation challenge. Three teams were named winners: Axial Exchange, iBlueButton, and VoIDSPAN. MarketWire

2012 Looks Bright for Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists
Although ProductionHUB has more than 300 categories to choose from when it comes to film & video services, one in particular has grown increasingly in 2011. Studios, TV stations and ad agencies across the U.S. frequently use the Request Engine to find makeup artists and hair stylists MarketWire

Biamp Systems Receives EN 54-16 Product Certification for Vocia(R) Small Amplifiers
Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, today announced that the four new small amplifiers in its Vocia networked public address and voice evacuation system product family have earned EN 54-16 certification MarketWire

Foliage Announces Acquisition of Vignani Technologies
Foliage, a technology consulting and engineering services company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vignani Technologies, a privately held, engineering design services company with offices in California, the Netherlands and India. MarketWire

Esther Francis Joseph's Memoir Offers Hope for Child Abuse Victims
In her new memoir, "Memories of Hell; Visions of Heaven" (www.estherfrancisjoseph.com), author Esther Francis Joseph shares the story of how she overcame a childhood of emotional and physical abuse by giving herself a fresh, new start in adulthood. MarketWire

Avid Law Center Saves Homeowner Over $450,000 in Mortgage Payments Through Successful Loan Modification
Avid Law Center, an Orange County, California-based real estate and litigation law firm, continues to successfully negotiate favorable loan modifications for their clients. MarketWire

Cutting-Edge Technology Drives Plot of Nuclear Scientist Michael T. Gamble's Thriller
Dr. Michael T. Gamble, a former staff member at the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico, draws on his experiences there and his research with lasers and high-energy physics for his espionage thriller, "Zeroscape" (www.zeroscape-thebook.com). MarketWire

1000Museums.com Announces the ART CARD, Ideal for Holiday Shoppers, Last-Minute Gift Ideas
This holiday season, wouldn't it be great to walk into a museum like the Louvre, pick out a few great works and pass them out as gifts (or keep a few for yourself)? With the ART CARD, available now from Costco.com and 1000Museums.com it'll feel just like shopping at a museum when browsing the stunning new Archival Print Collection from 1000Museums MarketWire

LECTRA: Lectra's 4th International Education Congress Honors Collaborative Work, Design, and 3D Technologies
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Judicial Watch: New Documents Show Department of Justice Coordination With ACORN-Connected Project Vote
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained records detailing communications between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Estelle Rogers, a former ACORN attorney currently serving as Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-connected organization Project Vote. (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 11-1497)) MarketWire

Fleming Announces Trio-E Exceeds New Strict Building Code Requirements
Fleming is pleased to announce that Trio-E meets and exceeds the requirements to the new energy efficiency supplement, SB-10, to the Ontario Building Code. MarketWire

Top Secret Nutrition's Secret Ingredient -- the Cloud
InfoStreet Inc., Cloud pioneer and provider of Cloud-based applications (apps), is pleased to share the "secret" recipe behind one of their client's most treasured successes. Based out of Florida, Top Secret Nutrition (TSN) is a nutrition and dietary supplement company. TSN provides high-quality natural supplements for health and wellness, sports nutrition, and weight management MarketWire

Ablynx Adds Another Key Patent to Its Expanding Patent Estate Around Half-Life Extension
Ablynx (Euronext Brussels: ABLX) todayannounced that it has been granted another key European patentaround itsNanobody®-based half-life extension technology. The decision togrant theEuropean patent EP 1 888 641 was issued by the European PatentOffice onNovember 17, 2011. MarketWire

Joint Commission Alert: Action Urged to Fight Health Care Worker Fatigue
The link between health care worker fatigue and adverse events is well documented, prompting The Joint Commission to issue a new Sentinel Event Alert: Health care worker fatigue and patient safety. The Alert urges greater attention to preventing fatigue among health care workers and suggests specific actions for health care organizations to mitigate the risks. MarketWire

BNP Paribas CIB Appoints John Bohan Head of Commodity Futures, Americas
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bohan as Head of Commodity Futures, Americas. John is based in New York and reports globally to Tim Knight, Global Head of Commodity Futures in London and locally to Marc Fontaine, Head of Commodity Derivatives, Americas. MarketWire

Broughton Hotels of Chicago Offer Last Minute Holiday Savings
Broughton Hotels of Chicago are giving travelers to Chicago an early holiday gift. From now until December 31, travelers can plan a stay at their favorite Chicago Broughton hotel and receive a discount on their entire stay MarketWire

Camber Names John Lord New Senior VP
Camber Corporation announces that John Lord has joined the company as the Senior Vice President and Manager of Contracts and Pricing. In this role, Lord is responsible for managing the corporation's contracts, procurement and pricing organizations, as well as providing strategic advice, and coordinating all legal and security activity. MarketWire

RingCentral Survey Reveals Small Business Owners Embracing a Remote Workforce and Cloud Technology to Get Through the Holidays
For small businesses across the nation, it's business as usual this holiday season, thanks in part to the "cloud." RingCentral, the industry leader for cloud-based business phone systems, released today the results of a survey of small business owners examining the adoption of cloud technology and trends in working remotely MarketWire

GATE US, LLC Awarded QMS Approval
GATE Technologies wholly-owned subsidiary GATE US has been granted a designation as a QMS (Qualified Matching Service), pursuant to an IRS Private Letter Ruling. The GATE US electronic platform is now approved to facilitate transactions in Limited Partnerships interests. MarketWire

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. to Report Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results on January 12, 2012
Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEDH) will announce its financial results for the second quarter ended November 30, 2011 on Thursday, January 12, 2012 before the market opens. The Company will hold a conference call the same day at 11:00am Eastern Time to discuss its results MarketWire

Aerospace, Aviation & Defense Community Gather for First Annual Requirements Conference Hosted by the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council, in collaboration with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Science Foundation Arizona Aerospace and Defense Initiative, Arizona Aerospace and Defense Research Collaboratory and EnableVentures, Inc. (EVI), today announced the first annual Arizona Aerospace, Aviation and Defense Requirements Conference MarketWire

SEMDA Announces Call for Presenting Companies
Medical device companies seeking VC or angel funding are invited to apply to present at the Southeastern Medical Device Association's (SEMDA) 6th annual conference to be held March 13-14, 2012. MarketWire

BWise SaaS and Application Management Services Certified by KPMG for ISAE 3402 Type II
BWise announced today that external auditor KPMG has confirmed certification of BWise SaaS and application management services for the new International Standard on Assurance Engagements No. 3402 (ISAE 3402) Type II. The ISAE Service Organization Controls Report recognizes BWise as a dependable and trustworthy organization to manage the outsourced processes from its customers. MarketWire

Boutique Caymanian Resort Announces Discounted Rates for Cayman Culinary Events
To promote Cayman Culinary Month, a celebration and exploration of local cuisine, in January and February 2012, Cotton Tree is pleased to offer 15% off the first three nights of any stay at Cotton Tree during the period from January 3 thru February 15, 2012. MarketWire

FamilyID "Bill of Rights" Enumerates Parent Wish List for Better Program Registration
Between signing up and spending lots of hard-earned money for camp, school, sports, art and recreation programs, parents are growing increasingly frustrated filling out an endless parade of registration forms. FamilyID, Inc MarketWire

Industry Icon Takes the Wheel at Pura Vida Tequila
Pura Vida Tequila Company, LLC proudly announced today that William "Ashley" Burnette will serve as its President and Chief Operations Officer. With decades of experience in the liquor industry, Mr. Burnette has emerged as a strategic visionary who is now leading the only adult beverage company in the U.S MarketWire

The Camden Group Continues National Expansion With New Boston Office
Stephen D. Gelineau will join The Camden Group, a national leading healthcare business advisory firm, on January 3, 2012 as senior vice-president. As part of The Camden Group's continuing national expansion, he will open and head the firm's Boston office. MarketWire

Winston Baker and Variety Announce 2012 Film Finance Forum Series Lineup
Winston Baker, global producer of film finance conferences, announces the 2012 Film Finance Forum Series lineup and once again, Variety, the entertainment industry's leading news and content provider, will come on board as the exclusive US entertainment media partner for the series, which includes: MarketWire

Bill Moore, CEO of Contract Manufacturer PacMoore, Featured in Interview by Olive Technology
PacMoore, a Business as Mission (BAM) and contract manufacturing company specializing in spray drying and food ingredients, was recently featured in an interview with fellow BAM company Olive Technology MarketWire

SEI Quick Poll: Volatility Here to Stay, Advisors Still Playing Catch-Up on Strategy and Implementation
According to an SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) Quick Poll released today, nearly all financial advisors believe market volatility is here to stay for the next two years, yet more than one-third (38 percent) have not implemented managed volatility strategies into clients' portfolios MarketWire

Semitech Power Line Communications Used in Chinese Smart Grid Meter Deployments
Semitech Semiconductor, a provider of power line communications solutions that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid, today announced that its GS18 power line communications (PLC) semiconductor is now deployed in volume in LangFang Gao Shan smart meters installed on the China State Grid in Hebei Province. MarketWire

Most Organizations Have at Least One Social Media Tool on Their Intranet, With Blogs Being the Most Popular Intranet 2.0 Tool
Social media tools are now present on most corporate intranets with 61% of companies reporting at least one social media tool available to some or all employees. The most popular Intranet 2.0 tools are blogs (75%), discussion forums (65%), instant messaging (63%), and wikis (61%) while social networking for employees and microblogging are on the rise at 43% and 42% respectively MarketWire

Community Bank Invests in Tripwire(R) VIA for Log Management, Compliance and Automation
With compliance and security of utmost urgency, banks are seeking ways to gain visibility over IT infrastructure that will enable them to protect and manage data while meeting Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) regulations MarketWire

RadioShack and Clarity Help Seniors Stay Connected to Friends and Family During the Holidays
Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) and leading provider of communications solutions for seniors, and RadioShack, a leading national retailer of personal technology products and services, are proud to announce reduced pricing on three phones designed and engineered to address age-related health concerns. MarketWire

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Announces Amman, Jordan
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will welcome a new hotel to its growing portfolio in the Middle East - the Fairmont Amman, expected to open in 2014. MarketWire

Michael Brown to Join A.T. Kearney's Consumer & Retail Practice as Partner
Michael Brown, a retail operations expert, has joined A.T. Kearney, as a partner in the Consumer & Retail Practice. He is based in A.T. Kearney's New York Office. A.T. Kearney is a global management consulting firm that uses strategic insights, tailored solutions and a collaborative working style to help clients achieve sustainable results. MarketWire

Metiscan Announces CTB Settlement
Metiscan, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MTIZ) today announced its settlement with the China Trust Bank (CTB). Although, the details of the Settlement are to remain confidential, the impact of this settlement significantly reduces Metiscan's liabilities by $2,108,332. MarketWire

Comport Consulting Announces Cloud Partnership With NaviSite
Comport Consulting Corp., a leading provider of data management and infrastructure solutions for commercial enterprises and healthcare providers, today announced its strategic partnership with NaviSite, Inc MarketWire

San Diego Cat and Dog Grooming Services Provided by Veterinary Clinic
Rancho San Carlos Pet Clinic, Inc. announced that the veterinary hospital offers dog and cat grooming services. The clinic has two on-staff groomers, Susan M. and Renee S., both of whom have substantial experience providing compassionate grooming care. Services include bathing, trimming, nail clipping and ear cleaning MarketWire

Wavelink Adds Support for iPhone 4S and Enhances Smartphone and Tablet Management
Wavelink Corporation (www.wavelink.com) today announced the release of Avalanche SmartDevice Server 2.0, which adds new features for managing smartphones and tablets. Additionally, the new release adds support for iOS 5, which runs on devices including the iPhone 4S. MarketWire

California Bank & Trust Expands Consumer Online Banking Product to Make Banking More Convenient for Customers
California Bank & Trust (CB&T) (www.calbanktrust.com) is pleased to announce that DirectNET Consumer Online Banking customers are now able to open additional deposit accounts, apply for credit cards and certain consumer loan products online; demonstrating one more way CB&T is making banking more convenient for their customers MarketWire

Aberdeen Publishes ERP, Communications, Product Innovation, FM&GRC, IT Infrastructure Research
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Enterprise Applications, Collaboration and Integrated Communications, Product Innovation, Financial Management/Governance, Risk and Compliance, and IT Infrastructure research practices. MarketWire

FDA approves Dako HER2 CISH pharmDx(TM) Kit
Dako, a world leader in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, has receivedapprovalfrom the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market HER2 CISHpharmDx™Kit in the United States. This new diagnostic test is specificallydeveloped asan aid in the assessment of breast cancer patients for whom treatment withHerceptin® is being considered MarketWire

TOEIC(R) Scores Now Accepted by the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration
The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration is accepting scores from Educational Testing Service's (ETS) TOEIC® tests to measure the English-language proficiency of persons from around the world wishing to work or settle in the Cayman Islands. MarketWire

BrightScope Releases List of Top 25 Houston Area-Based Registered Investment Advisor Firms
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced the Top 25 Registered Investment Advisors in the Houston area, focused on individual money management. BrightScope identifies firms that primarily manage money for individuals based on the client types information firms provide in their ADV filings MarketWire

Vantage Communications Named Best Mobile PR Firm... Again!
For the second year running, readers of MobileVillage.com's Go Mobile™ newsletter have selected Vantage Communications as the best mobile public relations firm in the tenth annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Vantage was recognized with the Superstar Award for its longstanding and successful track record of raising clients' recognition and clout within the mobile industry. MarketWire

AmbiCom Receives $1.2 Million in Purchase Orders From Medical Devices Customers for Existing and Newly Developed Products
AmbiCom Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ABHI), a leading designer and developer of wireless products for the medical industry, today announced that it has received more than $1.2 million in purchase orders for the Company's existing products and newly developed products, which will begin shipping this month through April 2012. MarketWire

2XU Signs 10 Time National Champ, #1 US Boxing Prospect and 2012 US Olympic Team Member Jose 'The Future' Ramirez
2XU, leader in high performance compression apparel, continues expanding its portfolio of elite athletes. Ten-time National Boxing Champion and London 2012 US Olympic Team boxer, Jose 'The Future' Ramirez, joins 2XU's enviable team of Brand Ambassadors. MarketWire

Judith Scott Named to Virginia Business Legal Elite
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a specialized financial and business services company and market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, today announced that Judith Scott has been named to the 2011 Virginia Business Legal Elite, a listing of Virginia attorneys selected as outstanding representatives of their profession. MarketWire

Alliance Memory Names ChipMOS 2011 Partner of the Year
Alliance Memory, Inc., a worldwide provider of legacy memory ICs for the communications, computing, industrial, and consumer markets, today announced that it is honoring ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. ("ChipMOS") (NASDAQ: IMOS) as its 2011 Partner of the Year. MarketWire

Durham Veterinarians Offer Holiday Pet Travel Tips
Dr. Soren Windram and Dr. Kay Bishop from New Hope Animal Hospital are offering veterinary tips for safe pet travel during the holiday season. Because their animal clinic is located close to the University of North Carolina and Duke University, they know that many students, faculty and administrators will soon be traveling by car and plane to various parts of the country with pets in tow MarketWire

Gold Lasso Helps Curb List Attrition With Enhanced Preference Pages and Custom Message Footers
Gold Lasso, a provider of multichannel marketing software, has unveiled customizable preference pages and message footers, its latest features in their eLoop5 product suite. To help customers combat list attrition and give them more flexibility, Gold Lasso created these features so subscribers can pick and choose the types of communication they wish to receive and their frequency MarketWire

FLKI's Brilliance and Professional Lines Continue Their Expansion With Record Activity at the Clean Plus(R) Product Group
FALKEN Industries Ltd (OTCBB: FLKI), has experienced a tremendous surge in popularity for a number of its product conceptions, and notably those in the Professional Line of its Car Care collection. The line includes its unparalleled Brilliance collection. MarketWire

Final Call for Presenting Companies at the 2012 Southeast Venture Conference
The 6th annual Southeast Venture Conference (SEVC) scheduled for February 29th - March 1st at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia announced its final call for presenting companies today. MarketWire

ASUS Adds Flingo to O!Play Media Players to Provide New Level of Interactivity and Engagement Between the Web and TV
Flingo, the leading publisher of applications for the smart TV, today partnered with ASUS to bring Flingo's open source project, Fling, and Flingo's Sync Apps technology to ASUS' O!Play media players worldwide. This enables consumers to experience a new level of interactivity and engagement when it comes to watching TV MarketWire

Castle Pines and Castle Rock Chiropractor Overhauls Website for Patients
Steiner Chiropractic announced that the practice has launched a newly redesigned website to enhance patient communications. The old site was redesigned to improve accessibility and add new interactive content features like the 3D Spine Simulator MarketWire

DataXu Named a Demand-Side Platform Leader and Ranked Number One in Current Offering by Independent Research Firm
DataXu (www.dataxu.com), provider of the industry's only fully-integrated digital marketing management platform, announced today that the December 2011 Forrester Research Inc. report: "The Forrester Wave™: Demand-Side Platforms, Q4 2011" has recognized DataXu as a Leader with the Number 1 ranked current offering. MarketWire

Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (SFMI) Moves Forward With Sinker Tunnel Exploration Program and Provides Other Operational Updates
Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (OTCBB: SFMI) announces that a bid request will be tendered for underground exploration services for the Company's Sinker Tunnel project. The successful bidder will provide a comprehensive cost-service breakdown for blasting and drilling on the proposed project MarketWire

Sturgis Bancorp Suspends Cash Dividends
Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB: STBI) suspended quarterly cash dividends, as announced to stockholders with the following letter from Eric Eishen, President & CEO: MarketWire

SwoopThat Aims to Increase Bookstore Revenues While Improving Textbook Affordability for Students
SwoopThat.com, a free service built by students for students that integrates textbook price comparison shopping with course schedules, announced today their College Bookstore Initiative to provide state-of-the-art software designed to increase revenues and customer satisfaction for on-campus brick and mortar college bookstores. MarketWire

Westlake Chiropractic Center Launches New Patient Website
Advanced Spinal Rehab & Wellness Center announced that the practice has launched a new website to enhance patient communications. Prospective patients can learn more about wellness care and non-invasive pain management in the new "Community Content" library, which includes information about adjustment treatments, physical therapy and massage MarketWire

Unprecedented Response From Comodo Users Reinforces Push for Greater Focus on "Real World" Consumer Reviews
Comodo, a leading Internet security provider, is spotlighting an unprecedented user response reported by a social media analytics firm as further evidence that "real world" reviews are an increasingly valuable source of information for consumers comparing Internet security solutions. MarketWire

SHIFT Communications Welcomes Two New MDs in New York and San Francisco Offices
SHIFT Communications, a marketing agency that lives at the intersection of traditional communications and social media, is proud to announce the addition of two seasoned public relations executives to lead its San Francisco and New York offices MarketWire

Highwoods Properties Announces $200 Million in Commitments for a New Seven-Year, Unsecured Term Loan
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that it has obtained fully executed loan commitments for a new seven-year unsecured term loan for up to $200 million. The term loan is expected to mature in the first quarter of 2019 and be prepayable without penalty beginning in the first quarter of 2016 MarketWire

Light Media Acquires PrayerSpace.com for Peace In Jerusalem
Light Media (PINKSHEETS: LGMH), Inspirational Media Specialist, announced today that, in furtherance of its previously announced PrayerWall MarketWire

IDO Security Announces New Software Technology for the MagShoe(TM) System
IDO Security Inc. (OTCBB: IDOI), developer of the innovative MagShoe™ shoe scanning device (SSD), today announced that the Company has successfully completed the testing phase of the new 3GLP software aimed to expand the Company's product range for the Loss Prevention market. MarketWire

El Tigre Silver Reports Final Silver and Gold Assays and Progress Report on Its Tailings Project in Sonora, Mexico
El Tigre Silver Corp. (the "Company" or "El Tigre") (TSX VENTURE: ELS)(OTCQX: EGRTF)(FRANKFURT: 5RT) is pleased to announce significant progress on its tailings recovery project, which is located on concessions that are part of El Tigre's 431 square kilometer concession ownership in Sonora, Mexico MarketWire

Ensquared Announces Android Drives Smartphone Insurance This Holiday Season
Ensquared, the number one authority for Smartphone and Tablet insurance on the Internet, has recently observed an interesting trend in relation to device insurance: Android handset devices combined are being insured more than the iPhone 4S. When it comes to insurance for tablet devices, iPad insurance as a sub-set still dominates by a long way. MarketWire

Toy Industry Association Partners With Loyalty Platform Provider PunchTab to Power "Play Happens" at the 109th American International Toy Fair
Play Happens, the official game for registered attendees of the American International Toy Fair, will be more interactive, more engaging and more rewarding thanks to a new partnership between the Toy Industry Association (TIA), owner of Toy Fair, and PunchTab, the world's first instant loyalty rewards platform. MarketWire

ContraFect Corporation Completes Successful Pre-IND Meeting With FDA
ContraFect Corporation, the company that is pioneering the use of recombinant proteins for the treatment of drug-resistant bacteria, completed a face-to-face pre-IND (Investigational New Drug) meeting with the FDA on December 9, 2011 to discuss the development plans for CF-301, a biologic antimicrobial therapy for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections MarketWire

Murfreesboro Rehabilitation Clinic Offers Tips to Manage Holiday Stress
As the holidays often cause patients additional stress, Dr. Wesley Stewart and the Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic announced three tips for managing seasonal stress and enhancing wellness. The rehabilitation clinic is encouraging individuals to monitor their consumption of sugar, alcohol and caffeine, get plenty of sleep, and remember to stay active through regular exercise MarketWire

Penske Truck Rental and Berks County Toys for Tots Work Together This Holiday Season
Penske Truck Rental announced it is supporting the Berks County Toys for Tots program this holiday season, ensuring that gifts reach deserving children from underprivileged homes in the greater Reading area. MarketWire

LULU SOFTWARE Launches Soda 3D PDF Reader
LULU SOFTWARE™, the developer that publishes Soda™ PDF software, today announced the launch of Soda 3D PDF Reader™, the first PDF reader to include 3D functionality to allow users to read any PDF like a book. The improved user-interface and 3D patent-pending technology empowers users to expand the reading experience and view any PDF without file modification or conversion. MarketWire

Thinxtream Introduces PrintJinni(TM) Apps for Apple(R) iOS(TM), BlackBerry(R) and Android(TM) Devices With Wireless Printing Support for Multi-Vendor Printers and MFPs
Thinxtream™ Technologies, a global company with software products for printing applications, today announced the availability of PrintJinni for the Apple® iOS™, BlackBerry® and Android™ platforms MarketWire

Amwest Launches Aggressive Growth Strategy Targeting Multi-Billion Dollar Customer Base
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) is pleased to announce it has committed to expanding its sales force to 1,500 online sales representatives and 900 regional representatives with additional staffing. MarketWire

Viral Content Distribution Across New Media Channels Amplifies Brand Authority, Increases Web-Based Lead Generation, and Fosters Community Building
Ventana New Media™, the leader in integrated content marketing for accelerated brand authority, lead generation and viral community building, announced the publication of a new white paper entitled, Harnessing Six Channels of New Media for Long-Term Success MarketWire

Atlantis ILIO Center Manages the Deployment of ILIO for Large Scale Virtual Desktop Implementations From VMware vCenter
Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced the release of Atlantis ILIO™ Center, which enables administrators to monitor, manage and report on the key optimization metrics for hundreds of Atlantis ILIO controllers and tens of thousands of virtual desktops MarketWire

Atlantis Computing Broadens VDI Storage Optimization Offering With Atlantis ILIO for Microsoft Hyper-V
Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced Atlantis ILIO™ for Hyper-V™ that runs as a virtual appliance natively on the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor for deployment with Citrix XenDesktop MarketWire

Vanguard Energy Corporation Units to Separate
Vanguard Energy Corporation (OTCBB: VNGEU), an early stage oil drilling and production company with a focus on established oil fields in southeast Texas, will be separating its Units into its component parts as of the opening on December 19, 2011 MarketWire

CapitalDPO, Inc. Announces Contract for $20,000,000 Direct Public Offering With Kaleo Media Entertainment, Inc.
CapitalDPO, Inc. and Kaleo Media Entertainment, Inc. have announced plans to prepare a direct public offering of common stock of Kaleo. Plans call for Kaleo, with the assistance of CapitalDPO, to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for approval of a direct public offering of 10,000,000 shares of Kaleo common stock to be priced at $2 MarketWire

Pulse Beverage Continues Cabana(TM) Roll-Out Into Southeast US by Partnering With Budweiser-Busch Distributing
The Pulse Beverage Corporation (OTCBB: PLSB) ("Pulse" or the "Company"), makers of Cabana™ 100% Natural Lemonades and the PULSE® brand of "good-for-you" NutriPurpose™ beverages today announced that it has secured its first distributor in the Southeast US. The first shipment of Cabana™ arrived in Alabama last week and will be on the shelves soon. MarketWire

Opportunity International Encourages Shoppers to Gift Well and Do Good With "Spread the Joy" Gift Card
This holiday season, Opportunity International offers gift-givers everywhere a chance to "Spread the Joy" by supporting entrepreneurs in the developing world who are working their way out of poverty. The global nonprofit organization provides access to savings accounts, small business loans and financial tools to more than three million people across the world MarketWire

Foxit(R) Reader Safe From Latest "Zero-Day" (CVE-2011-2462) Vulnerability
Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced that the Foxit Reader is not vulnerable to the latest zero-day (CVE-2011-2462) vulnerability. Users who are concerned about this much publicized issue should feel safe in downloading the Foxit Reader to meet their PDF reader requirements. MarketWire

ApplicantPRO Now Available to Streamline Employee Application Process
ApplicantPRO™ announced today the release of its new web-based application tracking software program designed for small to medium sized businesses to simplify every step in the hiring and recruiting process MarketWire

Holiday Giving Goes High Tech at Stevens Creek Church
Stevens Creek Church added a new way for their parishioners to donate this holiday season. This contemporary church, located in Augusta, Georgia, introduced smart-phone giving through a mobile app provided by SecureGive. This is the first church donation app to hit the iTunes store. Dr MarketWire

Expedia Cruises to Victory: Norwegian Cruise Line Names Expedia.com "Online Travel Agency of the Year"
Expedia.com®, the world's leading online travel agency, today announced that it has been named "Online Travel Agency of the Year" by Norwegian Cruise Line. Expedia.com joins six other companies in being named as "Top Travel Partners" of the cruise industry giant and is the only company named for the online travel agency category. MarketWire

Samasource Hits Major Milestone in Its Mission to Deliver High Quality Microwork Services While Fighting Poverty
Samasource, the leading provider of distributed data management and content services, today announced a major milestone in its mission to deliver high quality microwork to large enterprises. With a $1.25 million dollar grant announced today by Google.org, Samasource has now raised a total of $5 million from social investors including the eBay, Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. MarketWire

Quantum Solar Power Corp. Working Device to Be Submitted for NREL Certification in Early 2012
Quantum Solar Power Corp. (Quantum) (OTCBB: QSPW), www.quantumsp.com, is pleased to announce that they have achieved a milestone in the development of their groundbreaking solar technology. Quantum's first photovoltaic (PV) prototype suitable for performance characteristics testing will be submitted to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in early 2012 for certification. MarketWire

Leadership Directories Databases Available on iPads
Leadership Directories (LDI) announced today that full web versions of all their online products, including their flagship database, The Leadership Library®, and the recently released Leadership® Health Focus, will be available on iPhones, iPads, and all other mobile devices and tablets starting December 15th. MarketWire

CloudBees Cloud Efficiency Brings Cost Savings to Jenkins
CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced a new, lower price structure for DEV@cloud, its platform development service based on Jenkins in the Cloud continuous integration server. The CloudBees' platform allows Java developers to build software in the cloud with as many build agents as needed without purchasing, configuring or maintaining servers MarketWire

The Twelve (Good Sleep) Nights of Christmas
One of the big health news stories of 2011 has been the declaration of "Sleep" as the cure for all that ails us -- stress, obesity, poor concentration and a lacking love life. MarketWire

Decker Communications Names the Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators of 2011
Decker Communications Inc., who trains professionals to be effective communicators, announced today its 16th annual Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators of 2011. The list includes individuals from all industries -- finance, technology, entertainment, politics, and more -- analyzing their strengths and weaknesses as communicators MarketWire

The Avenue Architectural Apartments and Penthouses Now Open
Resmark Apartment Living, the multifamily division of The Resmark Companies, announces the opening of The Avenue, a collection of architectural apartments and two-story penthouses MarketWire

View Systems Updates Recent Developments
View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a security and tele-data solutions provider, announced the hiring of a well known consulting firm recognized as having experience and expertise in the areas of financial management and business development. MarketWire

Verdasys Discusses Insider Threat at ISACA Winter Conference
Verdasys, the leading provider of Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions for The Global 2000, announced that its vice president of marketing, Bill Munroe, will deliver a presentation on "Protecting Your Organization from the Inside Threat" to attendees of the ISACA NY Metro Chapter Winter Conference, taking place here on December 15. MarketWire

RightScale and Logicworks Team to Deliver Highly Available and Compliant Cloud Solutions for Business Critical Applications
RightScale® Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, and Logicworks, provider of complex managed hosting and cloud computing services for mission-critical applications and websites, today announced they have joined forces to deliver a powerful solution to help enterprises simplify and manage both their public and private cloud resources MarketWire

Jefferson Animal Hospital Provides Pet Acupuncture for Pain Relief and Enhanced Wellness
Jefferson Animal Hospital in Baton Rouge has announced that the animal hospital has its own pet acupuncturist on staff. The vet clinic offers this service to provide pain relief for pets and enhance overall pet wellness. Studies show that acupuncture may help relieve pain in pets when traditional painkillers and anti-inflammatory treatments fail to work MarketWire

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Cuts Account Processing in Half With Sage SalesLogix CRM
Sage North America today announced that Delta Dental of Oklahoma, a not-for-profit provider of dental benefits to individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations, uses Sage SalesLogix CRM to automate account management and auditing. Delta Dental has cut its underwriting process time in half using Sage SalesLogix, while decreasing auditing time 60 percent. MarketWire

OCI Concludes Transaction With the IFC
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Aroway Energy Inc. Surpasses 2011 Production Target
AROWAY ENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE: ARW)(PINKSHEETS: ARWJF) (www.arowayenergy.com) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has met and surpassed its 2011 year end production target of 600 boe/day. Aroway will exit 2011 with net production of 669 boe/day, which consists of approximately 72% oil, 25% gas and 3% natural gas liquids, from the Company's Peace River Arch core area. MarketWire

KMAG in Negotiations With Security Technology Supplier to Deliver Dual Tags
KMA Global Solutions International Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KMAG) is currently in negotiations with a major security technology supplier to partner with the production and marketing of the patented Dual Tag. MarketWire

Jeffrey O'Donnell Joins BioSig Technologies' Board of Directors
BioSig Technologies, Inc, a medical device company developing superior clinical solutions for diagnoses and treatments of abnormal heart rhythms, today announced that Jeffrey O'Donnell has joined the Company's Board of Directors. MarketWire

VisualMED to Benefit From New Incentives for Hospitals From Federal Government
VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. (The "Company") (PINKSHEETS: VMCS) (FRANKFURT: VA6.F) announces it is pleased by U.S. Federal Government announcement of significant new financial incentives designed to encourage faster adoption of EHR by facilities and physicians. The new subsidies are meant to speed up the adoption rate of health IT smart products like the ones offered by VisualMED. MarketWire

EnerNOC Solutions Deliver Over $10 Million in Cost Savings for Maryland-Based Energy Trust
EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading provider of energy management applications and services for commercial, institutional, and industrial customers, today announced that the Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium (ESMEC) Energy Trust has achieved net savings of approximately $10 million through EnerNOC's electricity procurement services program, SupplySMART™ MarketWire

Focus Gold Corp. Extends Option Start Date With Victoria Gold Corp. on Timmins Gold Properties; as Well as Announces Non-Brokered Flow-Through Private Placement for up to $500,000
Focus Gold Corp. (or "Focus") (OTCQB: FGLD) (OTCBB: FGLD) is pleased to announce the extension of the option start date on the previously optioned gold properties in the prolific gold district of Timmins, Ontario, based upon the recent successful renewal of exploration leases by Victoria Gold. MarketWire

Totally Green Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, reported results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

JDSU's Ken Koffman Elected to QuEST Forum Executive Board
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) announced today that Ken Koffman, vice president of global business quality for JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment, has been named to the Executive Board of QuEST Forum. QuEST Forum is a global association of communications equipment manufacturers and service providers dedicated to industry-wide network performance excellence MarketWire

Early Bird Registration for Wall Street 1-2-1 Spring 2012 to Expire on December 31, 2011
Wall Street 1-2-1, LLC (www.wallstreet121.com) today announced that Early Bird Registration for the Wall Street 1-2-1 Spring 2012 event is set to expire on December 31, 2011. MarketWire

NutraCea Completes Successful FI Europe Trade Show
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As Seen On TV, Inc.'s Pitch Tank Event Successful
As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV) (PINKSHEETS: ASTV), the parent company of TVGoods, Inc., a direct response marketing company, held a Pitch Tank event in Tampa, FL over the weekend of December 10th and 11th. MarketWire

John-Paul Doyle Appointed Senior Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide
Anthem Worldwide, the brand development division of Schawk (NYSE: SGK), whose integrated global network provides innovative solutions to articulate, unify and manage brand impact to create compelling and consistent brand experiences, announced that it has appointed John-Paul Doyle to serve as senior creative director for its New York office. MarketWire

First Fresno, Calif. Pizza Patron Opens
Pizza Patrón, America's No. 1 Latino pizza brand, opened its first Fresno, Calif. store located at 3235 N. First St on Dec. 12. This store is part of a development agreement with California Brand Development, I-99, LLC to bring 20 stores to the Highway 99 corridor of the Fresno, Calif. area within the next 48 months. MarketWire

Access Plans, Inc. to Host FY2011 Conference Call on Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Access Plans, Inc. (OTCBB: APNC), a leading membership benefits marketing company, today announced that the Company will host an investor conference call to discuss its operating results for the fiscal year and fourth quarter ended September 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (EST) on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. The Company will release its operating results earlier the same day. MarketWire

Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. Names SAP as "SRER Outstanding Corporate Leader of 2011"
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. ("SR Inc"), the leader in shared-cost research and consulting on best practices in more sustainable business, recognized SAP as the "Sustainable Real Estate Roundtable's Outstanding Corporate Leader of the Year 2011" during SR Inc's Summit on Sustainable Real Estate III in Washington, DC. MarketWire

Cortina Systems CS4322 Passes 10GBASE-KR Interoperability
Cortina Systems, Inc. (Cortina), delivering innovative technologies that link people and networks worldwide, today announced the completion of UNH compliance testing for 10GBASE-KR, which operates over a single backplane. The Cortina Systems® CS4322/23 Quad KR/KR4 PHY is a 4 port 10G/40G backplane PHY, which incorporates the latest standards and technologies MarketWire

VPI Introduces VPI EMPOWER 911 5.3 to Arm Public Safety First Responders With Robust Recording and Quality Assurance Technologies to Meet Next Generation 9-1-1 Standards
VPI (Voice Print International, Inc., http://www.VPI-corp.com), the world's leading developer of multimedia communications recording and quality assurance solutions for public safety emergency service providers, government agencies and enterprises worldwide, today announced the availability of VPI EMPOWER 911 suite version 5.3 MarketWire

Glassdoor Unveils Employees' Choice Awards for Top 50 Best Places to Work in 2012
The reviews are in. Employees have spoken, revealing the best companies to work for in 2012; and, they love working at some of the biggest tech, science and management consulting companies in the nation MarketWire

CytoSorbents Awarded US Army SBIR Trauma Grant
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care focused therapeutic device company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced today that it was awarded a Phase I SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command titled, "Investigation of CytoSorb™ Cytokine and Myoglobin Removal in the Treatment of Trauma MarketWire

AMAX Works With One Warm Coat, Alameda County Community Food Bank and The Salvation Army to Give Back to the Community
AMAX, a leading provider of High Performance Computing (HPC), dynamic Enterprise IT and Appliance Manufacturing solutions, is giving back to the community in a big way MarketWire

FreeWarranty.com Survey Reveals 89 Percent of Shoppers Want Free Extended Warranties
FreeWarranty.com, the world's first website to offer consumers free extended warranties on more than a million products, commissioned a national survey that found 9 out of 10 respondents would jump at the chance for a free extended warranty. More than 20,000 savvy shoppers have already done so, joining FreeWarranty MarketWire

NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. Announces Restructuring of Long-Term Debt
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Realize Inc. Expands RTV Cast Model Business, Adds Second Shift
Realize Inc. has expanded its rubber molding and urethane casting business by hiring new employees and adding a second shift to production. MarketWire

The Office City Selects JumpTech's Proof-of-Delivery System for Fleetwide Deployment
Jump Technologies, Inc. (JumpTech™) (http://www.jumptech MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan: Specialty Physicians Are Poised to Embrace Biosimilars Arriving Imminently to the U.S. Market
The U.S. biosimilars market is a fast approaching reality. For example, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as the healthcare reform introduced by President Barack Obama, includes a provision for the establishment of a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval pathway for biosimilars MarketWire

IntegraMed America Selects Adaptive Planning
Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, today announced that IntegraMed America (NASDAQ: INMD), a leading health care services company with annual revenue of $300 million, has successfully automated their budgeting and forecasting process using Adaptive Planning. MarketWire

World Energy Solutions Supports Fourteenth RGGI CO2 Allowances Auction
World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it has successfully supported the 14th quarterly auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) on December 7, 2011. MarketWire

New Client Wins Highlight Expion's Technology
Expion, the social software company that helps brands manage their social marketing efforts, is proud to announce two new client wins: H&R Block and 360i. These partnerships bolster the company's position as a leader in enterprise-grade social media marketing intelligence and management. MarketWire

Consumers in All 50 States Reduce Credit Card Debt in 2011, According to CreditKarma.com
CreditKarma.com, the consumer's credit advocate, today released its U.S. Credit Score Climate Report with trend data for November 2011. Since January, credit card debt has fallen nearly 10 percent nationally to $6,503. Additionally, while all 50 states showed reduced credit card debt, the states that decreased their debt the most include: MarketWire

Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. Engages SJK Financial Consulting
Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. (OTCBB: LUXD) (OTCQB: LUXD) announced today that it has engaged SJK Financial Consulting ("SJK Financial") to advise the Company on strategic opportunities including prospective mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations and to assist the Company in appraising and valuing certain affiliate assets. MarketWire

SavWatt to Launch P2i Treated LED Lights
SavWatt USA, Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today that SavWatt will soon launch a product line of LED Lights treated with the P2i (www.p2i.com) process in which a patented Nano coating application is applied to the LED Light making them water, dirt, salt and fog resistant. MarketWire

Nexage Launches Private Exchange
Nexage, the leading mobile advertising exchange, today announces the launch of mobile advertising's first private exchange to enable premium publishers and developers to only sell to those buyers that represent brands and campaigns that best fit their business. MarketWire

This Year Clear Your Driveway of Snow Safely, Quickly and Conveniently With the HomePlow by Meyer
Don't get caught out in the cold this winter trying to keep your driveway cleared of snow. There's a way to avoid the physical strain of shoveling, the frustration of starting a snow blower and the frigid air that surrounds open-air tractor plowing MarketWire

ORLive Program Highlights Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal ORLive.com presents an on-demand program from Covidien, Inc. produced from presentations at the American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association's 2011 Annual Meeting. Laparoscopic liver surgery continues to expand as new techniques enable a safe and effective approach to managing liver disease MarketWire

SSi Uses Opengear to Remotely Access IT Equipment in the Harshest Climates on Earth
Opengear (www.opengear.com), provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, today announced that SSi, a recognized leader in the field of remote and rural connectivity and the largest ISP in Northern Canada, is using Opengear products to remotely access devices across its large network, which covers almost a third of Canada's landmass. MarketWire

PENSRUS PENS Extra Savings on Already Reduced Line of "Penny Pinchers" Imprinted Pens
PENSRUS, a mainstay in the personalized pens, advertising promotional products, and logo pens, has drastically dropped prices on their already record-beating line of "Penny Pinchers" business pens MarketWire

SMA Alliance, Inc. Announces Up to 12 Million Share Buy-Back Program
SMA Alliance (PINKSHEETS: SMAA) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors unanimously voted to purchase up to 12 Million shares of its issued and common stock as part of a share buy-back program pursuant to Rule 10b-18 MarketWire

Continental Refining Company Purchases Somerset Oil Refinery; Proven Management Is Expanding Operations and Hiring in Southern Kentucky
Continental Refining Company is proud to announce the purchase of Somerset Oil Refinery. The purchase includes the acquisition of U.S. Refinery #5113 located on 93 acres in Somerset, KY along with 15 modern tanker trailers for regional transportation MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems and University of Maryland Collaborate on Beta Test of SMS 9-1-1 Technology
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, and the University of Maryland today announced the company has launched a beta test of SMS 9-1-1 technology on the College Park campus MarketWire

Portable Use of Force Training Simulators Ordered by Agora Telecom
VirTra Systems (PINKSHEETS: VTSI), a global leading provider of firearms training systems, today announced an order for three VirTra 100 portable use of force training simulators from Agora Telecom, VirTra's distributor in Latin America. MarketWire

Market Research Projects Private Label Credit Card Market at $228 Billion by 2015
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Private Label Credit Cards in the U.S., 7th Edition" to their collection of Banking & Financial Services market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Packaged-Facts-v768/Private-Label-Credit-Cards-Edition-6385018/ MarketWire

eCrypt Announces Development of eCrypt Me App for iPhone
Last year eCrypt Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ECRY), developer of easy to use encryption solutions, announced that the Company was setting its sights on iPhone users. Today eCrypt announces that it is finalizing the development of "eCrypt Me for iPhone," to be released on the iTunes App Store. MarketWire

Whiterock REIT Announces Agreement to Acquire $108 Million of Accretive Office Properties in Edmonton
Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust ("Whiterock" or the "REIT") (TSX: WRK MarketWire

Netpulse Acquires Virtual Active to Expand Its Interactive Media Platform
Netpulse, Inc., the leading provider of personalized interactive media for fitness centers and active lifestyle consumers, announced today the acquisition of Virtual Active, a San Francisco-based media company that produces exercise-focused, virtual reality products MarketWire

Google Grant to Fund Groundbreaking Use of Technology to Keep Girls in School
Google today announced its support of a groundbreaking initiative to empower girls and young women in Tanzania by merging education and technological innovation. The Google grant will provide 2,500 girls with a comprehensive high school scholarship that will cover all school essentials for one year -- including school fees, uniforms, books, and school supplies. MarketWire

Ixia Predicts the Networking Industry's Top Trends for 2012
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), a leading, global provider of converged IP network test solutions, ensures that the cutting-edge technologies employed by network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), service providers, and enterprises deliver high-quality and high-performance solutions that meet today's exacting networking standards MarketWire

Braintree Selects Clarus Communications for Messaging and Public Relations
Braintree (www.braintreepayments.com), an online payments provider for many of the fastest-growing and most discerning online businesses in the world, selected Clarus Communications (www.teamclarus.com) as their public relations agency. Clarus Communications is tasked with delivering public relations strategies and activities that drive sales leads and increase brand awareness for Braintree. MarketWire

GlobalSCAPE's TappIn, Inc. Named a Red Herring Global Top 100 Winner
TappIn, Inc., the leading innovator in digital content access and file sharing for the mobile community has been selected as a Red Herring 2011 Top 100 Global award recipient, a prestigious recognition honoring the year's most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. MarketWire

Blu-Wireless Technology Selects Sonics' On-Chip Networks to Develop New Class of High-Speed Wireless Communications
Sonics, Inc.®, the world's number one supplier of on-chip communications IP, today announced that it has signed Blu-Wireless as its newest customer to help the company design ultra high-performance wireless communications processors targeting the new globally unlicensed 60 GHz market. MarketWire

Power-Gen 2011: Mitsubishi New J-Series Gas Turbine a Timely Product, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Mitsubishi's big investment in gas turbine research and development may generate big benefits given the challenges and uncertainties of today's power business MarketWire

Strength in Chemical Industry Spending This Year Carries Momentum Into First-Quarter Prospects for 2012, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Chemical Processing Industry (CPI) of North America witnessed a relatively strong year in 2011, with increases in both capital and maintenance spending. The increased spending was supported by improvements in demand, attractive feedstock and energy costs, plus an overall improvement in economic conditions in North America MarketWire

Market Research Predicts Growth in US Handset Shipments
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "North America Handset Shipments, Vendor Market Share, Strategies and Key Trends Q3'2011," to their collection of Wireless market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Signals-and-Systems-Telecom-v3882/North-America-Handset-Shipments-Vendor-6690850/ MarketWire

SBM Offshore N.V. Confirms the Twelve Year Lease and Operate Contract for the FPSO Xikomba
1. FPSO Xikomba relocation lease contract SBM Offshore is pleased to announce on behalf of its Joint Venture companieswith Sonangol, Sonasing and OPS that contracts for the twelve year charter andoperation of FPSO Xikomba for the block 15/06 development, offshore Angolahavebeen executed with ENI Angola SpA MarketWire

ServiceMaster Restore-Water Damage Repair: An Essential Emergency Service
With melting snow and heavy rain as two of the country's major causes of flooding, it pays to get to know your local water damage repair experts. When it comes to flooding, a fast response is the best response to avoid significant damage to your home or business. A reputable water damage repair company is on call 24/7 to assist home and business owners in emergency flooding situations MarketWire

LightCounting Reports the Optical Components Industry Is Poised to Grow in 2012-2015 Despite Global Macroeconomic Uncertainty
LightCounting released an update to the optical communications market forecast report titled "Tested by an Earthquake, a Tsunami and a Flood in 2011, the Industry Is Poised to Navigate Well Through Macroeconomic Uncertainty in 2012-2015 MarketWire

MagForce Signs Letter of Intent with Leading Russian Medical Product Distribution Company Delrus
MagForce AG / MagForce Signs Letter of Intent with Leading Russian Medical ProductDistribution Company Delrus . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Threshold Pharmaceuticals Announces Promising Phase 1 Clinical Trial Results in Patients With Advanced Leukemias
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD) today announced clinical trial results of the Phase 1 study of TH-302 in patients with advanced leukemias conducted at MD Anderson's Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. MarketWire

Focus on Candles - CREMER Creates New 'Candle Competency Centre'
CREMER, the family-led Hamburg group of companies, is strengthening its profile and proving how efficient synergy effects can be used to achieve a consolidated and competitive position within the raw materials market. MarketWire

Leggett and Platt Adjustable Bed Winter Sales Event
Adjustabeds.com invites consumers to try a Leggett and Platt adjustable bed risk free for 90 days. This winter, all Leggett and Platt bed orders receive the Adjustabeds.com Low Price Guarantee, free shipping, and a 90-Day Risk-Free Trial. MarketWire

Research Shows UK Business Failing to Win Over Customers Due to Lack of Personalised Service
UK organisations' attempts at delivering personalised services are failing to convince customers, according to new research commissioned by Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in business process management (BPM) and software for customer centricity MarketWire

4G LTE Revenues Projected to Exceed $265 Billion Globally in 2016, Finds Juniper Research
According to a new report from Juniper Research, worldwide service revenues generated by LTE mobile networks are forecast to grow rapidly once networks are launched, exceeding $265 billion by 2016 MarketWire

SDRL - Announces filing of the initial listing document for its Brazilian subsidiary Seabras
Seadrill Limited (the "Company")announced today that Seabras Serviços de Petróleo S.A MarketWire

SDRL - Seadrill in discussions regarding a potential investment with SapuraCrest in Brazil
Seadrill Limited, or Seadrill, iscontemplating expanding its product range with an ambition to offer a widerrange of oilfield services in Brazil MarketWire

Computer History Museum Receives Google.org Grant for Digital Repository
The Computer History Museum announced today that Google.org has provided a grant of $500,000 for the Museum to preserve its valuable digital collection chronicling the birth of computing through the modern networked world. MarketWire

Xcite Energy Limited - Storage and Offtake Vessel
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Ericsson announces change in Executive Leadership Team
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More Companies Plan to Hire MBAs in 2012, GMAC Poll Finds
Results of the 2011 Year-end Poll of Employers conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council indicate an improved job market for MBAs in 2012. Results of the poll show: MarketWire

Trustwave Offers Security Beyond the Token
Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, announces MyIdentity, an innovative and flexible two-factor authentication solution that provides five authentication options to help users securely connect to various network systems and applications. MarketWire

A Change in Tides - Featured Research on Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. and Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR)
Today, www.BollingerReport.com introduced featured coverage of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: SNI) and Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: TM). Full research reports are available to readers at: www.BollingerReport.com/index.php?sm1=SNI&sm2=TM. MarketWire

Direction of Market Influences - Report Highlights The Gap Inc. and CenturyLink, Inc.
Today, www.BrightonMarkets.com announced new reports highlighting The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) and CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at www.BrightonMarkets.com/index.php?coa=GPS&cob=CTL. MarketWire

Leading Analyst Firm Positions NetApp as a Leader Within Midrange and High-End Modular Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders quadrant for midrange and high-end modular disk arrays MarketWire

Paradigm Oil and Gas Inc. (PDGO) Enters into Purchase Agreement to Acquire the Oil Interests on 2,200 Acres in East Texas with Current Oil Production of 3,000 Barrels per Month
Paradigm Oil and Gas Inc. (OTCBB: PDGO) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the oil interests on 2,200 acres located in east Texas that is currently producing 3,000 barrels of oil per month. This production today would represent approximately a USD 150,000 in monthly net cash flow to the Company. MarketWire

Stewardship Financial Corporation Declares Cash Dividend
The Board of Directors of Stewardship Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: SSFN), parent company of Atlantic Stewardship Bank, has declared a $0.05 per share cash dividend. Common stockholders of record as of January 13, 2012 will be paid the dividend on February 1, 2012. MarketWire

VSB Bancorp, Inc. Announces Cash Dividend
VSB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSBN), the holding company for Victory State Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share payable on January 3, 2012 to stockholders of record on December 24, 2011. Joseph J. LiBassi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, "We are pleased to announce our seventeenth consecutive cash dividend MarketWire

PNI Digital Media Announces Fiscal 2011 Year-End and Fourth Quarter Financial Results
PNI Digital Media (TSX: PN)(OTCBB: PNDMF) ("PNI" or the "Company"), the leading innovator in digital media solutions for retailers, announced financial results for the fiscal year ending September 30th, 2011. MarketWire

ABLYNX ADDS ANOTHER KEY PATENT TO ITS EXPANDING PATENT ESTATE AROUND HALF-LIFE EXTENSION
GHENT, Belgium, 14 December 2011 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced that it has been granted another key European patent around its Nanobody®-based half-life extension technology. The decision to grant the European patent EP 1 888 641 was issued by the European Patent Office on November 17, 2011. GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE :Prosafe orders harsh environment semi-submersible accommodation rig
Prosafe has entered into a turnkey contract for the construction of a semi-submersible accommodation rig at Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. in Singapore. The new unit will be the most advanced and efficient harsh environment accommodation rig in the world and will be constructed to comply with Norwegian regulations GlobeNewswire

Lumesse announces new version of SaaS-based e-learning authoring platform, CourseBuilder v6.1
London/Oslo - 14 December 2011 - Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, is pleased to announce the latest version of its SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) e-learning authoring platform, CourseBuilder 6.1 GlobeNewswire

Constellation Brands Inc : Constellation Brands to Report Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results; Host conference Call Jan. 5, 2012
VICTOR, N.Y., DEC. 14, 2011 - Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the world's leading premium wine company, announced today it will report financial results for its third quarter ended Nov. 30, 2011, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, before the open of the U.S. markets GlobeNewswire

SBM OFFSHORE N.V. CONFIRMS THE TWELVE YEAR LEASE AND OPERATE CONTRACT FOR THE FPSO XIKOMBA
1.   FPSO Xikomba relocation lease contract GlobeNewswire

Subscription dates under Huhtamäki Oyj's option rights 2006 B and 2006 C in 2012
HUHTAMÄKI OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 14.12.2011 AT 09:00 GlobeNewswire

Twelve year lease and operate contract for FPSO Xikomba with ENI
SONASING and OPS, two joint venture companies of SONANGOL and SBM Offshore N.V. are pleased to announce the contracts with ENI Angola have been signed for the twelve year lease and operation of the FPSO Xikomba for the block 15/06 development, offshore Angola. GlobeNewswire

SDRL- Seadrill in discussions regarding a potential investment with SapuraCrest in Brazil
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 14, 2011 -Seadrill Limited, or Seadrill, is contemplating expanding its product range with an ambition to offer a wider range of oilfield services in Brazil GlobeNewswire

SDRL- Announces filing of the initial listing document for its Brazilian subsidiary Seabras
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 14, 2011 - Seadrill Limited (the "Company") announced today that Seabras Serviços de Petróleo S.A GlobeNewswire

Tele2 Russia added 48,000 new customers in November
Tele2 Russia added 48,000 new customers in November Stockholm - Tele2 AB (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announced that its Russian operations added 48,000 new customers in November 2011. Tele2 Russia has 20.5 million customers in total. GlobeNewswire

ÅF wins contract with SKB relating to storage of spent nuclear fuel at Forsmark
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SeaBird - Contract Update
Cyprus, 14 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

Metro International to Maintain Existing Capital Structure
Metro International S.A. ("Metro"), the international newspaper group, has as communicated earlier this autumn, decided to review the company's capital structure. The company today announced a decision to maintain the current capital structure, and not pursue any buybacks of the outstanding debentures due to relatively limited savings from such a transaction GlobeNewswire

KONE deepens MTR partnership - KONE wins two metro extension projects in Hong Kong
KONE Corporation, press release, December 14, 2011 GlobeNewswire

HEINEKEN to increase shareholding in leading Haitian brewer
Amsterdam - 14 December 2011 - HEINEKEN N.V. announced today the intention to increase its shareholding in Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti S.A. ('Brana'), the country's leading brewer, from 22.5% to 95%. The shares are currently owned by Brana's management and private shareholders. Financial details are not disclosed. GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu cuts 200 jobs in Finland after finalised statutory negotiations
PRESS RELEASE14 December 2011 at 9.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

The SpareBank 1 alliance chooses Telenor
(Fornebu, 14 December 2011) The SpareBank 1 alliance has entered into a new agreement with Telenor as supplier of the alliance's total requirement for telephony. The agreement is valued at NOK 62 million per year. GlobeNewswire

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: November 2011 Revenue Report
Thunderbird Resorts Inc. /Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: November 2011 Revenue Report . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. signs USD 30 million bridge loan facility for FORTE with Bank of China
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Omnicare Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
COVINGTON, Ky., December 14, 2011 ― Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR), announced today that its board of directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share on its common stock.The dividend is payable on December 30, 2011 to stockholders of record on December 27, 2011. GlobeNewswire

DRS Data & Research Services plc: Director/PDMR Shareholding
The Company was informed on 13 December 2011 that on 12 December 2011 the Directors listed below acquired shares in the Company. The shares were acquired through a Share Incentive Plan which has been approved by the Inland Revenue and is open to all the Company's employees. The purchase price of the partnership shares acquired in the scheme was 19 pence per share. GlobeNewswire

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