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Mukherjee calls for practical solutions to address India's economic slowdown
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said India needs practical solutions to address its economic slowdown and revive slowing growth. ANI

Asian Development Bank to finance Himachal Pradesh Energy Project
India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed an agreement for the first tranche under the 350 million dollars 'Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Programme', which is a multi-tranche financing facility. ANI

ADB $113 M loan to help Himachal tap hydropower potential
A 113 million dollar ADB loan for the Himachal Pradesh Clean Energy Transmission Investment Program was signed today by officials from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India.t is the first loan in a 350 million dollar multi-tranche financing facility for the upgrading of transmission system to help Himachal Pradesh take greater advantage of its vast hydropower resources. ANI

Travel management firm Egencia acquires self-booking tool provider Traveldoo
Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, on Thursday announced that it had acquired Traveldoo, a leading provider of web and mobile platforms for business travel management. ANI

India, Russia keen to intensify cooperation in nano-technology and biotechnology
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said that both India and Russia are implementing a large comprehensive long-term program for cooperation in frontline areas of technology. ANI

India, Russia to shore up business ties during PM's Moscow visit
India and Russia will seek to shore up bilateral business ties during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's three-day visit to Moscow from Thursday. ANI

Thomson Reuters Welcomes Ernst & Young as a Certified Implementer of ONESOURCE Solutions
Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced today that Ernst & Young has joined its Certified Implementer Program (CIP) for ONESOURCE solutions.Ernst & Young is a leader inassurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies ACN Newswire

Thinxtream Introduces PrintJinni Apps for Apple iOS, BlackBerry and Android 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 ACN Newswire

Marginal Growth Expected for Hong Kong Exports in 2012
Given the slower-than-expected recovery in the United States and the deepening sovereign-debt crisis in the Eurozone, the world economy is braced for a renewed downturn in 2012. That, in turn, will likely have an impact on Hong Kong exports ACN Newswire

MHI to Establish Comprehensive "Engineering Headquarters" to Integrate Companywide EPC Operations
Effective January 1, 2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) will establish a new "Engineering Headquarters" that will comprehensively handle all company EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) operations by integrating related activities currently being undertaken separately by various business headquarters within the company ACN Newswire

Eisai Announces Canadian Approval of its Anticancer Agent Halaven
Eisai Co ACN Newswire

Hitachi Receives Order for Passive RFID Equipment Tracking Solution from the Singapore Civil Defence Force
Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced that it has received an order to supply the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) with a Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Equipment Tracking Solution. This is the first time SCDF will be utilizing a RFID solution which will enable the tracking of equipment such as fire extinguishers, portable pumps, etc ACN Newswire

Quam Private Wealth Brings Fortune to China
Mr. Kenneth Lam Kin-hing, Chief Executive Officer of Quam Limited (HKEx code: 00952), is a genuine advocate of the prevailing Chinese motto: "no devotion, no fortune" ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Supports ICT-Enabled Japanese Crane Conservation in the Kushiro Wetland Area
Fujitsu has announced the launch, starting today, of a support initiative that employs multi-sensing network technology from Fujitsu as part of a winter Japanese crane conservation research project ACN Newswire

Hays' Top Ten Talent Issues for 2012
The dispersal of personnel out of Tokyo post-earthquake, the integration of mobile technology and demand for bilingual skills are among the top issues that will dominate Japan's recruitment market in 2012, according to recruiting experts Hays ACN Newswire

Tanaka Precious Metals Starts Operation of Sodegaura Plant on January 5 Next Year
Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (a company of Tanaka Precious Metals) today announced that Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo Co., Ltd., which operates the Tanaka Precious Metals' manufacturing business will start operation of the Sodegaura Plant (Sodegaura-shi, Chiba Prefecture) for recovering and refining platinum group metals on January 5, 2012.With a capital investment of \6 ACN Newswire

Majescor Resources (TSXV:MJX) Releases Assay Results from First Drill Hole at Douvray Gold Project in Northeast Haiti - Video Summary Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 14, 2011 - Majescor Resources (TSXV:MJX) has released assay results from its SOMINE gold project, which is majority owned by Majescor's 70% owned affiliate in has produced a ""video news alert"" based on this information. If this link is not enabled, please visit and enter ""Majescor"" in the search box ACN Newswire

Corn Products International Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.20 Per Share
The Board of Directors of Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share on the Company's common stock. This represents an increase of $0.04 per share, or 25% compared to the previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. This also marks the second time the Company has increased its dividend in the past year ACN Newswire

Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Second Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India Opens in Bangalore
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology today announced a turnout of almost 1000 attendees for the second Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing India Conference MarketWire

Free Loan Modification Help Saves Another Home Through Consumer Protection Assistance Coalition
Mr. Williams was to be another casualty of war caused by the catastrophic mess displayed by Occupy Wall Street movement. He had a Home loan that he states was predatorily originated and concealed the fact it came with a huge Balloon payment now due. MarketWire

The Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index Outperformed Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic and Russell Asia Pacific Index YTD Through December 13
The Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index reflected a (-7.3%) year-to-date, through December 13, significantly outperforming the Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index which reflected a (-19.8%) loss for the same time period. The Russell Asia Pacific Index reflected a (-14.6%) return year-to-date through December 13. MarketWire

Monadnock Research Publishes Compilation of 2011 Consulting Rate Research
Monadnock Research has published a compilation of the firm's 2011 consulting and advisory services rate research. MarketWire

Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom Comments on Democrat Incumbent Jim Matheson Entering 4th District Race
Utah Representative Stephen Sandstrom, a U.S. Congressional candidate in Utah's new 4th District race, commented today on Democrat incumbent Jim Matheson's recent decision to jump into the 4th District race. MarketWire

Irish America Magazine to Honor Concannon Vineyard Vintners Jim and John Concannon in the 2011 Business 100
Father and son Jim and John Concannon, third and fourth generation vintners of Concannon Vineyard, will join an elite group of the nation's top Irish-American business leaders being honored at Irish America Magazine's "Business 100" annual awards luncheon to be held at the Metropolitan Club of New York on December 15th MarketWire

U.S. Congressional Candidate Cherilyn Eagar Comments on Democrat Incumbent Jim Matheson's Change of Heart to Run in 4th District
Cherilyn Eagar, a businesswoman and life-long conservative activist, who's running for U.S. Congress in Utah's 2nd District, commented today on Democrat incumbent Jim Matheson's change of heart to run in Utah's new 4th District race for a sixth term. MarketWire

New Webinar Hosted by ApplicantPRO Offers Effective Social Media Recruiting Strategies
A new Webinar titled "Recruiting with Social Networks - Without the Bias" will be hosted this month by ApplicantPRO to help HR professionals effectively use social media sites to attract qualified applicants. The Webinar is open to the public and satisfies one hour of CPE credit per the HR Certification Institute MarketWire

More Than 1,100 Prizes Still Available for Millionaire Raffle Before Sales End Jan. 4 at Midnight
The Arizona Lottery Millionaire Raffle will award one lucky player with the $1 million grand prize and six second-place winners with $100,000 each on Jan. 6, 2012. In addition to the top tier prizes, more than 1,100 total cash prizes will be awarded during the Final Draw. MarketWire

Jewelry Exchange Acquires New Technology
The Jewelry Exchange has acquired new technology, the Perfactory®, for their casting and design department. The machine, a Perfactory® 4 Mini XL with ERM is the latest in prototype, or wax mould, manufacturing MarketWire

American Securities Completes Acquisition of Global Tel*Link
American Securities LLC today announced that, in partnership with the company management, it has completed the acquisition of Global Tel*Link (GTL), a leading provider of communications solutions for the corrections industry, from Veritas Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Equity was provided from funds managed by American Securities and from management. MarketWire

World Traveler Focuses on People in 'No More Heroes'
In his new novel, "No More Heroes" (, author Henry Biernacki draws on his experiences as a world traveler and pilot for Virgin America airline to explore the relationships that enrich the travel experience. MarketWire

DALBAR Announces Its 2011 Mutual Fund Service Award Winners in Financial Services
Today DALBAR released the 2011 winners of its annual Mutual Fund Service Award. BlackRock, DWS Investments, JPMorgan Funds, Lord Abbett, Mainstay Investments, Primerica, Putnam Investments and Transamerica Funds emerged as the leaders in customer service in 2011. MarketWire

Thriller 'sonicPING' Gives Old-Fashioned Detective Work a New-Age Spin
Orlando Stephenson's new high-tech thriller, "sonicPING" (, pits the very good guys against the vilest of villains in a whodunit driven by a search engine. MarketWire

SPIE Applauds Congress for Support of SBIR Reauthorization
SPIE leaders said they were pleased with the announcement earlier this week by House committee leaders that they had successfully negotiated a deal with the Senate to reauthorize funding for the SBIR/STTR programs for another six years MarketWire

Personal Growth Coach Teri Johnson Aids Readers in 'Overcoming the Nevers'
After applying a 12-step program to her life, Teri Johnson experienced freedom from her addiction to alcohol. She realized those same steps can help people overcome almost any of life's emotional hurdles. MarketWire

SolarWinds Acquires DameWare Development
SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of privately-held DameWare Development LLC for $40 million in cash. DameWare sells software tools to companies that allow system administrators to remotely manage the computers on their networks. MarketWire

Amwest's New Technology LokDrop, Powered by BION, to Release Secure Solution for File Sharing
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) earlier this week announced a joint venture agreement with BION Enterprises, LLC ( The first product slated for release by Amwest and BION is the first public, secure file-sharing infrastructure at, powered by BION. MarketWire

L'Oreal Acquires Pacific Bioscience Laboratories the Market Leader in Sonic Skin Care Technology
L'Oréal today announced the completed acquisition of Pacific Bioscience Laboratories Inc., the market leader in the rapidly growing area of sonic skin care devices. In early November, the two companies signed a merger agreement paving the way for L'Oréal USA to buy Pacific Bioscience Laboratories. The shareholders of Pacific Bioscience Laboratories have approved the transaction MarketWire

WVT Communications Group Appoints David Cuthbert to Board of Directors
Warwick Valley Telephone Company (NASDAQ: WWVY), referred to as WVT Communications Group, today announced Board of Director and Executive level developments that affirm the Company's strategy for growth through building out its cloud communications platform. MarketWire

Era Training Center Announces FAA Certification of Its AW139 Flight Simulation Training Device
Era Training Center (ETC) is pleased to announce that its first AW139 flight simulation training device (FSTD) has been FAA-certified as a Level 6 FSTD. This certification will allow helicopter operators to conduct AW139 training in ETC's device under CFR Part 61 or train in the FSTD with their own instructors. MarketWire

AMD to Appoint Dr. Lisa Su as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Units
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Dr. Lisa Su, 42, has agreed to join the company as senior vice president and general manager, Global Business Units. She will report to president and chief executive officer Rory Read. Dr. Su, who was most recently senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor Inc MarketWire

Varca Ventures Uses Initial Funding to Begin Remediation of Historic 1902 Colorado Gold Mine
Varca Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: VRCV) announced that its first round of financing for $750,000 which was completed in October, will fund the remediation of the May Day Idaho Mining Complex, located near Hesperus, Colorado, 15 miles west of Durango, in the California Mining District. Varca will use this capital to proceed with rectifying the conditions within the permit approved last month MarketWire

Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Dividend of $0.30 per Share
Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. (NYSE: AMTG) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.30 per share for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. The dividend is payable on January 12, 2012 to stockholders of record on December 31, 2011. MarketWire

American River Bankshares Foundation Donates $55,000 to Local Non-Profits
The American River Bankshares (AMRB) Foundation (the "AMRB Foundation"), a vision of American River Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMRB), the Northern California-based holding company for American River Bank, today announced its 2011 grant recipients, awarding a total of $55,000 to seven local non-profit organizations serving Amador, Placer, Sacramento and Sonoma Counties MarketWire

Three New Period Charters for Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today that it entered into three new period charter agreements for one Capesize and two Kamsarmax vessels. More specifically: MarketWire

Joint Commission Resources Awarded Funds to Improve Hospital Care and Patient Safety
Joint Commission Resources (JCR) is one of 26 leading health care organizations that will work with hospitals to make health care safer and less costly by targeting and reducing the millions of preventable injuries and complications from health care-associated conditions. MarketWire

New Businesses Spread the Word With Customized Promotional Products
New business launches typically don't have big budgets for pricey marketing campaigns, much less for testing advertising messages to see what works. Customized promotional products from EmbroidMe provide a great solution to the challenge of introducing new business to its prospective clientele. MarketWire

Media Lab Releases SiteGrinder 3.5
Media Lab Inc., premier provider of Photoshop plug-in website creation technologies, announces the release of its new SiteGrinder 3.5 website development plug-in for Photoshop. SiteGrinder 3.5 now writes HTML5 and CSS3 code allowing designers to take advantage of features in the latest browsers and Apple iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone. MarketWire

AZ Technology Solutions Expands Into the Cloud With Intacct Partnership
Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that AZ Technology Solutions has joined the Intacct Business Partner Program. AZ Technology Solutions is the technology services division of Anderson ZurMuehlen, the third largest accounting and business consulting firm in the mountain region of the United States MarketWire

Dollar Bank Grows in Size and Strength
At its Annual Meeting today, Dollar Bank reported that its deposits, loans and earnings have all increased over the previous year. The country's largest mutual bank grew even larger with assets now topping $6.2 billion, an increase of 4.5% over last year. MarketWire

Aurora Awarded AFRL Urban Beat Cop Program
Aurora Flight Sciences was awarded a contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO) to provide a specialized Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS), designed for autonomous operations in urban environments. MarketWire

SIRAS Reports Rate of Product Return Climbed 20% for 12 Weeks Leading to Black Friday 2010, Then Dropped Steadily Until Christmas
Consumer electronics purchased on Black Friday and the days immediately before Christmas had the lowest rate of return within 90 days of sale than products purchased at any other time during 2010, according SIRAS®, the Redmond-based provider of product registration, return validation and lifecycle tracking services MarketWire

Classically Trained Chicago Based Vocal Powerhouse and Philanthropist Richard Kincaid Vibes With a Batch of the Windy City's Top Musical Talent to Create an Eclectic 'Mosaic' of His Life on His Soon to Be Released New Album
"Magic Holiday" is more than Richard Kincaid's enchanting breakthrough single -- it's a full-on celebration of a classically trained vocalist finally having the guts to leave the corporate treadmill behind for good and return -- critical accolades for his powerhouse pipes in tow -- to his first love. MarketWire

City of Atlanta Picks Everbridge to Reliably Deliver Emergency Notifications to Residents
Everbridge, Inc., the world's recognized leader in emergency and incident notification solutions, announced that the City of Atlanta's Police Department has selected Everbridge Aware™ and Everbridge SmartGIS™ to offer emergency and incident notification alerts to Atlanta residents sent by the city's 911 Center MarketWire

Luna Grill Expands Into Orange County With Two New Restaurants
Luna Grill, a well-known fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant featuring an all-fresh, high-quality, made-to-order Mediterranean menu, has just signed a lease in Lake Forrest, Calif, marking the quickly growing chain's expansion into Orange County. The restaurant will open in late February 2012, followed by another Orange County Luna Grill opening at Irvine Spectrum Center in late May 2012. MarketWire

Fidelis Announces TinSol Energy Has Taken Third Delivery of $34.6 Million PV Solar Modules
Fidelis Energy Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FDEI) today announced it has completed physical delivery of more than 18 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic solar modules to its buyer, TinSol Energy (pty) Ltd. ("TSEL") in South Africa MarketWire

Automotive Veteran Timothy Stephens Takes the Wheel of SMA Alliance as Newly Appointed CEO
SMA Alliance (PINKSHEETS: SMAA) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors unanimously appointed Mr. Timothy "Car-Czar" Stephens as Chief Executive Officer of SMA Alliance, Inc. Mr. Stephens is a forty two year veteran in the automotive industry as well as a seasoned professional in the business world. Being a part of SMA from the day of inception along with his automotive resume, Mr MarketWire

Ziegler Closes $12 Million Financing for Shell Point Retirement Community
Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of a $12,065,000 fixed-rate bond issue for Shell Point Retirement Community. Shell Point Retirement Community is a Type-A CCRC located in Ft. Myers, Florida and is rated "BB" with a stable outlook by Standard & Poor's. MarketWire

Jennings Social Media Marketing Incorporates QR Codes & SMS Into Services
Jennings Social Media Marketing (JSMM) announced that it has incorporated QR codes and SMS into its services. The company's official announcement was included in a new Web video, featuring Frank Ancona Honda, KickaNotch Mobile and Valerie Jennings, the CEO of JSMM. MarketWire to Host "Christmas with a Purpose" Benefit for Mona Foundation With Rainn Wilson
Reply! Inc., the leading marketplace for the acquisition of locally-targeted consumer traffic, today announced it will host an invitation-only event to benefit the Mona Foundation, an organization that supports socioeconomic and educational development programs for women around the world MarketWire

Sunwin International Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and First Six Months of Fiscal 2012 Ended October 31, 2011
Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. "Sunwin International" (OTCBB: SUWN), one of the top global providers of high quality stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98, announced today its financial results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal 2012. MarketWire

Quantum Scores Top Ranking for All Categories in Storage Magazine's Tape Library Quality Awards
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that it captured the top spot overall and in all five rating categories of the Storage magazine/ Quality Awards for both enterprise and midrange tape libraries MarketWire

Stakool/Anthus Life Corp. to Participate as a Sponsor in a Gymnastics Tournament
Stakool, Inc. (OTCBB: STKO) (PINKSHEETS: STKO), a Florida-based corporation, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Anthus Life Corp., is sponsoring and participating as a vendor in the Lady Luck Invitational Gymnastics Tournament in January 2012. MarketWire

Essex Announces Release Date of Its 2012 Full Year Guidance
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today that it plans to release its 2012 FFO guidance after the close of the stock market on Thursday, January 12, 2012. MarketWire

Get Ready for Winter's Worst With Tips From Enviro-Log
Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company, wants to ensure you take safety precautions to prepare your family, home and car for the worst winter has to offer. In addition to chilly conditions outdoors, power outages during cold weather can cause the temperature inside your house to drop rapidly MarketWire

Latest Version of Sage Fund Accounting Improves Customer Experience Through Auto Update Console, New Workflow and User Interface, and More
Sage North America today announced that Version 11.0 of its Sage Fund Accounting nonprofit and government financial management software is now available MarketWire

MediaBrix Closes $4 Million B Round
MediaBrix (, the leading social media advertising platform offering the most powerful way to simplify and optimize brand advertising across the social web, today announced that Edison Ventures has made a $4 million B round investment MarketWire

Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Order Release of Bin Laden Death Photos/Video
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has filed a new court document in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Defense (DOD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking "all photographs and/or video recordings of Osama (Usama) bin Laden taken during and/or after the U.S MarketWire

Tamilee Webb, Star of Buns of Steel, Releases New Platinum Series Workout DVDs & Downloadable Workouts
Hall of Fame fitness instructor and creator of Buns of Steel and Abs of Steel, Tamilee Webb, is proud to introduce her customers to new and exciting changes and releases available on her website, MarketWire

Ron Paul Supporters Slay More Than 1,000 Dragons With Fantasy Role-Playing Game Dungeoneers
Alex Beltramo, an independent game developer and co-founder of pioneering online website for casual games, has found a creative way to promote his upcoming fantasy role-playing game, Dungeoneers, while also supporting Congressman Ron Paul's bid to win the Republican nomination. MarketWire

Settlement Agreements With U.S. Long-Grain Rice Growers Have Taken Effect
Bayer CropScience is pleased to announce that the settlement agreements with U.S. long-grain rice growers in connection with the biotech rice litigation have taken effect. A sufficient number of now-verified registrations for the settlement program have been filed by growers to represent 85 percent of U.S MarketWire

LiveWire Energy Athlete Ambassador Program Exceeds 400 in 2011
LiveWire Energy™ manufactured by LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (PINKSHEETS: LVVV), announced today that its ambassador program has surpassed 400 athletes in 2011. Team LiveWire competes in more than 20 different sporting disciplines across the country MarketWire

Software Toolbox: TOP Server 5.7 Achieves OPC Independent Test Lab Certification
Software Toolbox® today announced that TOP Server Version 5.7 has passed the OPC Server Certification tests administered by the OPC Foundation's Independent Certification Test Lab for OPC Data Access (DA) 2.05a, OPC Data Access (DA) 3.0 and OPC Unified Architecture (UA) Standard specifications. MarketWire

Verecloud's Cloudwrangler Marketplace Reaches 5,300 Users in 10 Weeks
Verecloud, Inc. (OTCBB: VCLD), creator of the Cloudwrangler™ Marketplace, the innovative app store for businesses, reported today they have reached a major milestone. In just over 10 week's time since pushing their Cloudwrangler Marketplace applications and marketing live on October 3rd, the company has added 5,300 new users from across the country MarketWire

McDonald's Restaurant Employees Compete for Prestigious "Voice of McDonald's" Title
McDonald's announced today 16 talented restaurant employees from: Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Switzerland, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States are semi-finalists in the Voice of McDonald's global singing competition. The semi-finalists are one step closer to becoming the next Voice of McDonald's champion as they descend on Orlando, Fla MarketWire

enXco Service Corporation Promotes Tad Miller to Vice President, Operations & Maintenance
enXco Service Corporation, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, announces the promotion of Tad Miller to Vice President of Operations and Maintenance - North America. MarketWire

Box Simplifies Cloud Content Security
Box® today announced new enterprise-grade security and management features across its platform and a new product integration with Intel Corporation that deliver additional protections for end-users and increased administration capabilities for IT managers MarketWire

Robert MacLaverty and Stuart McCrary Join Berkeley Research Group
Leading financial and economic experts Robert MacLaverty and Stuart McCrary have joined Berkeley Research Group's Chicago office as directors. MarketWire

New Research Addresses Pricing and Profitability Concerns Within Managed Services Marketplace
Building on the success of its "Get More" movement, N-able Technologies® and NetEnrich today announced a new, co-sponsored research report called "Countering Artificial Commoditization and Poor Pricing Practices in Managed Services." MarketWire

ITpreneurs' ITIL Service Transition and Continual Service Improvement Courses Updated
ITpreneurs, the leading provider of competence development solutions for IT best practices, has announced that the Continual Service Improvement (CSI) and Service Transition (ST) courses are now available with the ITIL 2011 enhancements. MarketWire

SEACOR Response, Alpha Briggs and OSRA Greece Sign Agreement to Provide Supplementary Oil Spill Resources in the Event of Incidents in the Mediterranean
SEACOR Response Ltd MarketWire

Shaun White's New Home Collection Debuts at Target on December 26
The premiere collection of Shaun White home product is set to hit Target (NYSE: TGT) stores and the week of December 26. The home line, which is the next evolution of the successful Shaun White apparel, accessory and shoe partnership with Target, features a variety of items to fully style a kid's room. MarketWire

NGINX Shortlisted for 2012 Cloud Awards Program
Open source web server developer NGINX has been shortlisted in the inaugural 2012 Cloud Awards Program in the category Developer of the Year. MarketWire

Learning Management Systems Market Projected to Grow 7.3% Annually
Growing interest in digital curriculums in schools, an increased focus on personalized learning, and state and federal policies promoting digital learning and accountability are driving growth in the implementation of learning management systems (LMS) in K-12 schools, according to a recent report from media research and forecast firm Simba Information MarketWire

Add Bath Safety Products to Your Holiday Shopping List to Utilize Remaining Funds in Health Flexible-Spending Accounts
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, add a few more items to your holiday shopping list -- bath safety products. Why? To ensure that you don't unnecessarily lose money from your Health Flexible-Spending Account (FSA). MarketWire

Novo Energies Corporation Licenses Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.'s New Generation of Immunotherapy
Novo Energies Corporation ("Novo") (OTCBB: NVNC) today announced that it has signed an exclusive License Agreement (the "License Agreement") with Immunovative Therapies, Ltd. ("Immunovative"), an Israeli biopharmaceutical company, developing a new class of immunotherapy drugs designed to harness the power of the immune system to treat cancer. MarketWire

Wireless Age Files Third Quarter 2011 Financial Statements
Wireless Age Communications, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WLSA) ("Wireless Age" or "the Company") announced today its unaudited earnings for the interim period ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Perfect Stocking Stuffers This Holiday Season: Tickets to the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Presented by FOOD & WINE
Shopping for your favorite foodie or aficionado is easy this holiday season with tickets to the 2012 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE MarketWire

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and CTI Industries Corporation Enter Into Trademark License Agreement for Ziploc(R) Branded Product Line
CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB), a manufacturer and marketer of packaging and storage bags and pouches, metalized balloons, latex balloons, novelty items and printed and laminated films, today announced that it has entered into a Trademark License Agreement with S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc MarketWire

Computer Explorers: Age-Appropriate Technology Gifts for Kids
The holiday break from school often turns kids into couch potatoes. Computer Explorers, an international technology education company that teaches over 33,000 students a week, invites students of all ages to use the time instead to continue and enhance their learning. MarketWire

Excitement Builds as VooDoo BBQ & Grill Prepares to Open First Franchise Location Outside Louisiana
A little more than a month from now, lovers of competition-style barbecue and New Orleans-style cuisine will flock to a restaurant that offers both -- and, for the first time, outside Louisiana. MarketWire

Growing Small Business IT Needs Create Massive Expansion for CMIT Solutions Franchise
CMIT Solutions, a franchised network of IT consultants to small businesses, expects to expand from 130 locations to 500 and from units in 32 states to all 50 within a few years. MarketWire

Dietary Fats Regain Their Place at the Table (With Reservations), According to Packaged Facts
The tide is turning on the reputation of fat as we begin to understand more about how our bodies actually use and need dietary fat, and realize that low-fat diets may have been working against us, according to Fats and Oils: Culinary Trend Mapping Report by leading market research publisher Packaged Facts and the Center for Culinary Development (CCD). MarketWire

Franklin Street Properties Corp. Announces That It Will No Longer Sponsor the Syndication of Shares of Preferred Stock in Newly-Formed Single Property Companies
Franklin Street Properties Corp. ("FSP," "its," "our" or "we") (NYSE Amex: FSP), an investment firm specializing in real estate, announced today that its broker-dealer subsidiary, FSP Investments LLC, will no longer sponsor the syndication of shares of preferred stock in newly-formed single property companies MarketWire

Ticketfly Announces Facebook Purchase App
Ticketfly, Inc., the leading independent ticketing and social marketing platform, today launched the ticketing industry's first fully integrated in-app Facebook purchase solution MarketWire

Park Shore Retirement Community Welcomes New Executive Director, Ron Bergstrom
Park Shore proudly announces that Ron Bergstrom began serving as the Executive Director on December 1, 2011. Mr. Bergstrom brings over 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. He will oversee the operations and administration of Park Shore, as well as serve on the executive team for Park Shore's parent company, Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest (PRCN). MarketWire

Kimberly-Clark Launches Global Rollout of Workday
Workday Inc. today announced that Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has launched a global deployment of Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) for 57,000 workers in 60 countries. Workday will support a top goal defined by Kimberly-Clark to foster and build its worldwide talent MarketWire

SocialFolders Launches to Put Social Content Back in Your Hands
SocialFolders, the only application that lets you easily manage, sync and truly own any file on the social web, announced its launch out of beta today. MarketWire

Plumas Bank & Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation Partner to Boost Expansion & Perlite Production
Plumas Bank, a subsidiary of Plumas Bancorp (NASDAQ: PLBC), has partnered with Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Corporation, an industrial minerals company engaged in the mining, processing, and marketing of perlite. Located in Lake County, Oregon, it serves customers throughout the West, Midwest, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Australia MarketWire

Woodstock Hospital Becomes One of Canada's Most Advanced Digital Hospitals With Cisco Medical-Grade Network
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced Woodstock Hospital (WH) has chosen a Cisco® Medical-Grade Network for its brand-new facility, providing a highly resilient, innovative and economical solution to improving health services and advancing patient care. MarketWire

Two Vishay Precision Group Foil Resistors Named to 2011 EDN Hot 100 List of Industry's Most Significant Products of the Year
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that two of its Vishay Foil Resistors (VFR) products have been named to the 2011 EDN Hot 100, a list of the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Increases Minimum Capacitance of VJ HVArc Guard(R) Surface-Mount X7R MLCCs up to 470 pF
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has increased the minimum capacitance values for its VJ HVArc Guard® surface-mount X7R multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs). For lower capacitance values, the company offers a C0G (NP0) dielectric option with a voltage range of 1000 V to 2500 V in five case sizes from 0805 to 2225. MarketWire

New Homes to Open in Santa Barbara, One of the Top Ten Best Cities to Live
Ranked as one of the top ten cities nationally, Santa Barbara is known for its superb weather, spectacular coastal location and extraordinary lifestyle. Bella Riviera, an exclusive enclave of brand new townhomes, is located in this favored city where its preferred Upper East and Lower Riviera neighborhoods meet MarketWire

ON24 Survey: 92% of Executives Fed Up With Business Travel
ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual events, today announced the findings of its survey of 3,756 registrants for this year's VUE2011, the world's largest virtual events user conference. The survey revealed that an overwhelming 92% of executives think that business travel is failing to improve, with almost half saying it is getting worse or even much worse. MarketWire

MultiLing Opens New Office in China
MultiLing Corp. announces the opening of its first office in China. The new office is located in Tianjin, which is the sixth largest city in China. As a harbor city with a freight handling capacity of 400 million tons, Tianjin is one of China's economic hotspots. It is governed directly by the Peking authorities and therefore has the same status as a Chinese Province MarketWire

Alaska's President Adds to the History of the Bralorne Mining Camp Located in the Lillooet Mining District
Alaska Pacific Energy Corp. (OTCBB: ASKE) MarketWire

Crosshair Finds Additional Uranium Mineralization on Its Central Mineral Belt Joint Venture Project, Labrador
Crosshair Energy Corporation (TSX: CXX)(NYSE Amex: CXZ) is pleased to announce that it has identified additional uranium mineralization on its Central Mineral Belt Joint Venture Project ("CMB JV") located in Labrador, Canada. One of the highest priority target areas of the 2011 CMB JV program was the Two Time property MarketWire

Magnetic Appoints Lou Pine as New VP of Sales
Search retargeting leader Magnetic today announced that it has named Lou Pine as its new vice president of sales. Bringing over 14 years of experience in advertising sales and marketing within the interactive marketplace to Magnetic, Pine will focus on scaling the company's sales efforts to meet increasing demand for search retargeting solutions. MarketWire

SPAMfighter Reveals Unbeatable Pricing for Windows Server Anti-Virus Software
SPAMfighter ApS, the Microsoft Gold Partner and global provider of anti-spam and anti-virus solutions, has set aggressive, limited-time pricing for its VIRUSfighter Server Anti-Virus software, aiming to have the lowest price on the market for any anti-virus software for Windows servers. MarketWire

VHA Inc. Named a Hospital Engagement Network for CMS Innovation Center's Historic Partnership for Patients Initiative
VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced that it has been selected as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) as part of the historic Partnership for Patients initiative launched by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) MarketWire

MRED Customers Thrilled With Launch of Latest Public Records Information System
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) announced today the successful debut of the next generation of Realist®, the leading public records information solution for MLSs provided by CoreLogic MarketWire

BPM Partners Expands BPM Pulse Survey
BPM Partners, the leading independent authority on business performance management (BPM) solutions, has opened the 2012 BPM Pulse™ Survey -- collecting information from end users about their BPM implementations and experience with specific vendors. Participants receive a copy of the annual survey results and can use it to benchmark their own projects and plans. MarketWire

NORAD Calls on Avaya to Help Track Santa's Sleigh
This Christmas Eve, Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions and services, will help the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its volunteer Santa trackers answer the one question on everyone's mind: "Where is Santa Claus?" MarketWire

Executives at Top YouTube Channels Praise YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day by Greg Jarboe
Two executives at top YouTube Channels praise YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day by Greg Jarboe. The second edition of Jarboe's popular social media marketing book, published by Sybex, debuted recently on and Barnes & Noble. MarketWire

PacStar(R) Awarded $12.2 Million Contract by U.S. Dept. of Defense to Deliver Tactical Communications Solution to US Forces-Afghanistan
PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded a contract totaling $12.2 million for the delivery of several hundred of the firm's mobile tactical communications units to US Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A). MarketWire

MPT Simulator Upgrade Brings Unmatched Realism to Maritime Training
The world's most visually realistic maritime simulator training experience will soon be available to students in South Florida. This system -- which provides a true-to-life preview of a career at sea -- is a result of Maritime Professional Training's (MPT) announced plans to upgrade the visual projection systems of the Main Bridge located at their S.M.A.R.T MarketWire

TAB Bank Provides Cox Logistics With a $2.5 Million Credit Facility
TAB Bank is pleased to announce that it has provided Cox Logistics, LLC of Lone Star, TX with a $2.5 million credit facility based on accounts receivable. This new multi-year agreement gives Cox Logistics the liquidity it needs to operate and continue growing their business. MarketWire

Dropbox Is the Most Loved Topic on Social Media in 2011, According to Amplicate
Dropbox emerged from 2011, as not only one of the most popular startups of recent memory but also as the most loved topic on social media, according to Amplicate's annual review of the most loved and hated topics on social media ( MarketWire

Potomac College Receives Affirmation of Accreditation From the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Potomac College's regional accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), recently reaffirmed the College's accreditation. MarketWire

Welcome to "Count Me In," the First Collaborative Facebook Gift-Shopping App
What if you could share on the purchase of friends' gifts with several friends on Facebook for a wedding, a birthday or just because? Now you can with Count Me In, a social commerce platform projected to be the hottest new trend in retail. MarketWire

DS-Concept Factoring Funds New Import and Export Transactions
DS-Concept Factoring, specialists in international trade finance, announces two key transactions reflecting flexibility in financing import and export transactions. The industries represented in these transactions are with companies that import women's fashion in apparel & accessories and export baby strollers & sporting goods MarketWire

Epicor Takes No. 3 Spot in Prestigious RIS Software LeaderBoard Top 20 Ranking
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced it has been recognized as a top performing retail technology vendor -- for both tier one retailers and midsize retailers -- via its top rankings in the RIS News' prestigious LeaderBoard Report for 2011. MarketWire

HPEV Continues Development of Initial Hybrid Conversion
HPEV, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BIBB) commissioned the final component in its hybrid commercialization platform: a controller and software from AC Propulsion, a manufacturer of battery and propulsion systems for electric vehicles. MarketWire

Overhill Farms Reports Revenues of $169.2 Million, Net Income of $1.4 Million, for Fiscal 2011
Overhill Farms, Inc. (NYSE Amex: OFI) today reported net revenues of $169.2 million for the fiscal year ended October 2, 2011, and net income of $1.4 million or $0.09 per basic and diluted common share. MarketWire

Intelleflex Wins "Food Logistics Top 100" Award to Cap a Banner Year
Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions, announced today it has won a Food Logistics Top 100 award from Food Logistics Magazine, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the grocery and food service distribution supply chain MarketWire

Penske Truck Rental Teams With Support Military Spouses to Spread Holiday Cheer
Penske Truck Rental today announced it is once again supporting the Shoeboxes for Military Spouses program, providing rental trucks for 17 locations in North Carolina to help pick up and transport donated items. The North Carolina-based non-profit, Support Military Spouses, is the country's only program dedicated to collecting and distributing shoebox gifts to military spouses. MarketWire

Design Trending the New Blog from Couch & Associates
Couch & Associates, a professional services marketing organization specializing in marketing automation and sales enablement is proud to launch its first official design blog. The blog is to feature the latest news, topics and innovations in the field of design as they pertain to the most up-to-date concepts in the field of branding and advertising. MarketWire

Computershare BoardWorks(R) Solution Hosting Expanded to Australia and UK
Computershare Limited (ASX: CPU), a leading financial services provider for the global securities industry, announced today that companies now have a choice of three continents for the hosting of their BoardWorks® board portal solution from Computershare Governance Services. MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Novation of Remaining Ocean Rig Olympia Contract
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that the remainder of the existing drilling contract with Vanco for the 6th generation drillship Ocean Rig Olympia has been novated to a Europe based operator for drilling offshore West Africa MarketWire

Liftopia Launches Free Ski and Snowboard App for iPhone(R) and iPod(R) touch
Liftopia, the largest online marketplace for discounted ski lift tickets and mountain activities, today announced the Liftopia Ski Reports, Snow Conditions and Ultimate Lift Ticket Deal Engine App for iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the App Store MarketWire

eHealthInsurance Survey Finds Increased Fear of Traveling Abroad During 2011 Holiday Season: Travel Insurance Can Help
Prospective holiday travelers are feeling more uneasy about traveling abroad this year, according to an online survey conducted by eHealthInsurance and in November of 2011. Poll results found that three-fourths of Americans surveyed(1) (77 percent) were more concerned about traveling overseas this year than in previous years MarketWire

The Oregon Trail(R) Blazes Its Way Onto Wii(TM) and Nintendo 3DS(TM) Platforms
Red Wagon Games, publisher of interactive entertainment, and game developer DoubleTap Games today announced the availability of The Oregon Trail® on the Wii™ system and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. This new iteration of The Learning Company's classic educational action adventure game will be available for a SRP of $19.99 (Wii) and $29 MarketWire

Brandes Investment Partners Announces Institutional Sales Team Appointments
Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., a global leader in value investing, today announced a series of appointments to its institutional sales team to position the firm for growth. MarketWire

Brandes Investment Partners Announces Executive Appointments
Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., a global leader in value investing, today announced a series of executive appointments to better align and extend its client service, sales and marketing capabilities. MarketWire

RYU to Become an Official Event Sponsor of UFC(R)
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) ( -- a recently launched premium high performance apparel line, rooted in, and inspired by, Mixed Martial Arts -- announced that it will become an official event sponsor for five UFC® events beginning with UFC® 141: LESNAR vs. OVEREEM on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. MarketWire

Sonora Resources Concludes Phase 1 Fieldwork of Extensive Surface Ore Deposit at Ayones Silver Project, Mexico
Sonora Resources Corp. (OTCBB: SURE) ("Sonora" or the "Company"), a mineral exploration and development Company focused on the acquisition of international silver and gold mining properties, is pleased to advise that a program of measuring and sampling of the extensive historic surface dumps at the Ayones Project was undertaken November 8-13, 2011. MarketWire

The Latest in Dental Implant Surgery Training at The Sclar Center
The Sclar Center for Empowered Dental Implant Learning in Miami offers a new and unique surgical training experience for specialists and general dentists. Anthony G MarketWire

IPRO Tech, Inc. Announces Release of Allegro 3.0
IPRO Tech, Inc., a leader in the design of enterprise litigation software, today announced the release of IPRO Allegro 3.0. This latest release of the early case assessment tool features the ability to auto-load into the IPRO Eclipse review system, a full tagging panel, email thread view, hierarchy view, duplicate file view, native file launch over the web, and archive file password handling. MarketWire

Quality Visual Effects Make Video Advertising Worth Watching
GenArts, Inc., the global leader in specialized visual effects (VFX) software for advertising and media industries, today released the first case study quantifying the impact visual effects have on video appeal, viewership and audience engagement MarketWire

Siteworx, Inc. Wins 16 Digital Marketing & Design Awards for Q3 and Q4 of 2011
Siteworx, Inc., a leading interactive agency and Web content management (WCM) Consultancy announced today receipt of 16 awards in Q3 and Q4 of this year. Siteworx has received awards from several of the interactive industry's most prestigious interactive design honoring organizations including: Interactive Media Awards (IMA), W3 Awards, Davey Awards and the Communicator Awards. MarketWire

Cloud Nine Media Launches High-Impact WiFi Advertising Network
Cloud Nine Media today announced the official launch of its premium WiFi advertising network after concluding a successful 12-month pilot with a small group of brand advertisers. Under the new model, users connecting to WiFi in participating Cloud Nine locations see a 100% share-of-voice, high-impact message from a sponsor before being granted free, unlimited Internet access MarketWire

Coveo Appoints JP Provencal Senior Vice President of Business Development
Today, Coveo announced the appointment of JP Provençal as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Reporting to Coveo Chief Executive Officer Louis Tetu, Provençal will lead the company's strategic alliances. Provençal brings to Coveo extensive experience in growing companies MarketWire

AMA Houston Announces MarketingEDGE 2012
The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association, recognized as one of the nation's top chapters, is bringing the best national and local minds to Houston to share insight and bring "the edge" to the marketing community MarketWire

Abanaki Oil Skimmer Belt Goes to Great Lengths to Clean Up Oil
Abanaki Corporation ( recently installed a PetroXtractor Oil Skimmer equipped with the longest operating oil skimmer belt at a remote train depot located in Northern British Columbia. The Looped Fuzzy Belt™, which measures over 200 feet in length, drops into a monitoring well to remove weathered diesel. MarketWire

Wyndham Hotel Group Offers Great Deals and Free Nights This Holiday Season
Travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can find great deals and earn free night stays when they book with Wyndham Hotel Group brands, such as Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Ramada®, Days Inn® and Super 8®, and the Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program. MarketWire

VAI Recognized as a Leading Software Provider in Food Logistics Magazine's 2011 FL100 List
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an award-winning ERP software provider, today announced its inclusion in this year's Food Logistics FL100 list recognizing software and technology providers that better enable grocery and foodservice distributors and manufacturers to achieve their business goals MarketWire

New Addonics 2.5 Inch Flash Drive Lets Flash Cards Be Like a 2.5 or 3.5 Inch Solid State Drive
Addonics Technologies ( today announced the Addonics 2.5 inch Flash Drive, a family of drive kit solutions that enable common flash memory cards to be used like 2.5 or 3.5 inch SSDs. MarketWire

#1 Branded Topical Acne Product, Epiduo(R) Gel, Receives FDA Approval for a New Convenient Pump Dispenser
Galderma Laboratories, L.P. today received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a pump dispenser for Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1% / 2.5% MarketWire

Panasonic Introduces Two Laser-Class "Fit Anywhere" Multifunction Printers
Panasonic System Networks Company of America today introduced the KX-MB1500 series of value-priced A4-format Multifunction Printers (MFPs) MarketWire

CapitalDPO, Inc. Announces Contract for $25,000,000 Direct Public Offering With Family Classic Car Company, Inc.
CapitalDPO, Inc. and Family Classic Car Company, Inc. have announced plans to prepare a direct public offering of common stock of Family Classic Car MarketWire

SS8 Scales Go-to-Market Team
SS8, the leading provider of communications analysis and lawful interception solutions, today announced the appointment of Kevin Senator as Executive VP of Sales and Faizel Lakhani as Chief Marketing Officer. MarketWire

DuraNET 10-10 Rugged IP67 Ethernet Switch Targets Cost-Sensitive Homeland Defense Networking Applications Requiring Maximum Reliability
Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation announces the DuraNET 10-10, a rugged low-cost IP67 Ethernet switch targeting homeland defense applications, such as border security, disaster recovery, first responder vehicles, drug enforcement and other civilian mobile, tactical and/or outdoor applications subjected to extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, dust, rain, and/or physical impact. MarketWire Presents Professional Anti-Aging Device for At-Home Use: PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser
Anti-aging treatments can be pricey, painful or simply ineffective. But for a treatment that truly works, the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser is the first device to utilize laser technology in an at-home anti-aging product. Skincare-News MarketWire

Outstanding Japanese Students Sought for Second Annual TOEFL(R) Scholarship Program
For the second consecutive year, Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced the launch of the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Japan. Created specifically for Japanese students, the 2012 TOEFL Scholarship Program will award five scholarships valued at a total of US$40,000 MarketWire

The Bombardier 415 Amphibious Aircraft Reaches a 200,000 Flight Hour Milestone
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the Bombardier 415 aircraft has reached an important milestone in less than 20 years life span: over 200,000 hours flown since its entry-into-service. MarketWire

KMA Global Solutions Signs International Client From Australia
KMA Global Solutions International Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KMAG) is pleased to announce, through its distribution network, that it will start delivery of its patented Next Tag in Q1 of 2012 to a major retailer in Australia. MarketWire

Crosshair Energy Corporation: Labrador Uranium Moratorium Lifted
Crosshair Energy Corporation (TSX: CXX)(NYSE Amex: CXZ) ("Crosshair" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Nunatsiavut Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has unanimously voted to lift its moratorium on the working, production, mining and development of uranium on Labrador Inuit Lands (LIL). MarketWire

NOLAbound Extends Application Period to Midnight on December 31, 2011 Due to Overwhelming Demand
Due to overwhelming demand, NOLAbound today announced that the deadline for applications has been extended by two weeks until midnight on December 31, 2011. The program is designed to give 25 qualified individuals the opportunity to experience, document, and share their unfiltered impressions of the "new" New Orleans as one of the best places in the country to live, work, and play MarketWire

PhoneGuard, Inc. Comments on NTSB Proposal for Nationwide Driving Ban on Cell Phone Use
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPMG) (PINKSHEETS: OPMG), a leading provider of mobile applications software, today commented on The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) proposal calling for a nationwide ban on the use of cell phones and text messaging devices while driving. MarketWire

VelaTel Appoints ZTE Co-Founder Luo Hongye as Chairman of Its Operating Company in China
VelaTel Global Communications (OTCQB: VELA) (PINKSHEETS: VELA), a US-based leader in deploying and operating wireless broadband and telecommunication networks worldwide, today announced it has appointed Luo Hongye as Chairman, Legal Representative and a Director of Beijing Yunji Communications Technical Service Co. Ltd., VelaTel's operating subsidiary in the People's Republic of China (PRC) MarketWire

Global Lifestyle Brand Rocawear Launches Its Fashion Line With VIE(TM): Virtual Island of Entertainment(TM)
Rocawear will introduce a selection of their instantly recognizable, sizzling winter styles to a virtual world for the first time in VIE™: Virtual Island of Entertainment™, enVie Interactive™ LLC today announced MarketWire

Total Artificial Heart Recipient Heads Home for the Holidays With New Donor Heart & Kidney
Last month, with the holiday season just around the corner, Jennifer Kliesing was preparing to give her husband the ultimate gift: one of her kidneys. In June, her husband Jeremiah had suffered two heart attacks and was subsequently implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart at Texas Heart Institute (THI) at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston MarketWire

ZBB Signs New Joint Development and Stock Purchase Agreement With Major US Technology Company
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today that it has signed a joint development and license agreement and a stock purchase agreement with a major global technology company to jointly develop flow batteries MarketWire

Graymark Healthcare Closes Acquisition of Village Sleep Center in Plano, Texas
Graymark Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRMH), the nation's second largest provider of diagnostic sleep services and an innovator in comprehensive care for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), has closed the previously announced agreement to acquire the majority interest in Village Sleep Center in Plano, Texas. MarketWire

Detroit Police Department's Homicide Unit Installs Redact-It Electronic Redaction Software From Informative Graphics Corporation
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, redaction and publishing technology, announced today that the Detroit Police Department's Homicide Unit selected Redact-It® electronic redaction software to redact police reports MarketWire

Triplefin Earns the 49th Spot on the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 List With $160 Million in 2010 Revenue
Triplefin, a leading provider of outsourced promotion and fulfillment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods industries, has earned a spot on the Deloitte Cincinnati USA 100 list for the fourth consecutive year MarketWire

PBMI's 17th Annual Drug Benefit Conference -- February 22-24, 2012
Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is hosting its 17th Annual Drug Benefit Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 22-24, 2012 at the Talking Stick Resort & Casino. Conference attendees will learn about the best approaches for managing the traditional and specialty drug benefit MarketWire

Health 2.0 Call for Innovators and Sponsors Now Open for Matchpoint
Continuing its tradition of showcasing the most innovative technology and companies in healthcare, Health 2.0 announced today that its Spring Fling will be held May 14th-15th at the Marriott Boston Copley Place and will feature Matchpoint, a unique partnering forum for technology innovators, leading healthcare organizations and investors focused on commercial partnerships and investment MarketWire

Market Research Projects Tea Market at $8.3 Billion by 2014 has announced the addition of the new report "Tea and Ready-to-Drink Tea in the U.S., 4th Edition" to their collection of Beverages market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

U.S. District Court of New York Reactivates Augme Patent and Trademark Infringement Case Filed in 2009 Against AOL, Time Warner, Platform-A
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT), ("Augme®") ("the Company"), a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing that offers the only patented and innovative end-to-end mobile marketing platform, today announced that the Hon MarketWire

Cinsay, Inc. Acquires Fast Growing LaunchFish Social Media Marketing Firm
eCommerce technology company Cinsay, Inc. has acquired LaunchFish, the Dallas-based social media marketing firm; it was announced today by Christian Briggs, CEO of Cinsay, Inc. The combined companies offer a comprehensive social commerce marketing solution focused on driving measurable results and completing transactions through content syndication. MarketWire

Swipely Brings Cash Rewards to Boston With 150 Retail Members
Starting today, Swipely, the free loyalty and rewards program for Main Street, is expanding to the Boston area to help more than 150 area retailers turn credit card transactions into interactions. Swipely gives these new merchant members a hassle-free way to understand, retain and engage customers with loyalty rewards and personalized offers without coupons or keychain cards MarketWire

Evaluator Group Testing Confirms Industry-Leading Performance and Value of Quantum's DXi6700 Deduplication Systems
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced the results of an evaluation of its DXi6700 deduplication appliances by industry analyst firm Evaluator Group, based on hands-on tests across common use cases MarketWire

ERF Wireless Updates Stockholders on Major Accomplishments of 2011 and Future Plans
ERF Wireless (OTCBB: ERFB), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless and broadband products and services, announced today its significant 2011 business plan accomplishments. Also, before year end, the Company expects to outline its major business objectives for 2012 and beyond in a press release and will provide its stockholders a vision of what's to come for ERF Wireless. MarketWire

CommerceTel and Chanticleer Holdings Sign Exclusive Agreement to Bring Mobile Engagement to Hooters South Africa

ADDvantage Technologies Announces Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results
ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEY) today announced its results for the three and twelve month periods ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Fibrenoire Deploys Cisco End-to-End Carrier Ethernet Infrastructure
Fibrenoire, a service provider offering Internet and private network services over an optical fiber network in Quebec and Ontario, today announced it has completed implementation of an end-to-end Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) Carrier Ethernet System covering the Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto regions. MarketWire

PriceSmart Announces Property Acquisition for New Warehouse Club in Cali, Colombia
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced that on December 14, 2011 it acquired approximately 12,135 sq. meters of land in south Cali, Colombia, upon which the Company plans to construct and operate a new PriceSmart Warehouse Club. This Club will be PriceSmart's second in Colombia. It is currently anticipated that the new PriceSmart Club will open in late 2012. MarketWire

Shoutlet Becomes First Social Media Management System to Meet High Standard of Security and Reliability From Independent Auditors
Shoutlet® (, a Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant and leading enterprise social marketing system provider, today announced the successful completion of the SOC 2 audit of Processes and Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Confidentiality, and Privacy. MarketWire

Realize Inc. Expands Its Prototyping Business by Offering Custom Art Projects
While most of the work at Realize Inc. involves precision reproduction of engineered 3D models, the rapid prototyping company has expanded its services to include custom artistic projects where aesthetics are paramount. MarketWire

Ground-Breaking Alternative Energy Company Creates Jobs in Multiple States
FlexEnergy, a clean technology company with the breakthrough solution to generate clean energy with near-zero emissions from waste gas streams including landfills, has seen incredible growth this year. Based in Irvine, CA, the company bought Ingersoll-Rand's struggling Energy Systems business in Portsmouth, NH one year ago and achieved a dramatic turnaround since then MarketWire

MSC Software's Patran to Be Used at Shipyards Worldwide for Strength Assessment

Over $1.6 Billion in Commerce Conducted Through Appointment-Plus Online Scheduling System Since 2001
Appointment-Plus, the worldwide experts in online scheduling solutions and the creators of the most flexible and feature-rich scheduling system, announced that over $1.6 billion in commerce has been conducted by its clients since the application's launch in 2001, a testament to its importance in the operations of organizations worldwide MarketWire

The Office Rival -- an All-Rounder at an Extremely Attractive Price: Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentations With Ashampoo(R) Office 2012
Whether it is used in the office or at home -- the new office suite from Ashampoo meets all requirements. And best of all: Ashampoo Office 2012 is completely compatible with Microsoft Office. MarketWire

Richmont Announces Significant Gold Resource Increase at Wasamac
Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC)(NYSE Amex: RIC)("Richmont" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce an updated resource base calculation for its Wasamac gold property (the "Property"), located 15 km west of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, in the heart of the Abitibi gold mining district. MarketWire

Anadarko Sanctions Lucius Project
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced that it, along with its co-venturers, have sanctioned the development of the Lucius project, located in the Keathley Canyon area of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. MarketWire

Universal Detection Technology Announces Sale of Biological Weapon Detection Devices to US Army
Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, announced today that that it has received a purchase order from the US Army for its biological detection equipment. MarketWire

Luminus Facility Goes Green, 100% of Annual Electricity Use Will Be From Renewable Energy Certificates
Luminus Devices, Inc., leader in Big Chip LEDs™, announced today it has entered into a contract with Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to match 100% of its electricity use at the Woburn, MA facility from October 2011 through October 2012. MarketWire

WABCO Wins 'Commercial Vehicle Supplier of the Year' Award from Leading Aftermarket Trade Association in UK for Fourth Time
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) in the United Kingdom has named WABCO as "Commercial Vehicle Supplier of the Year" for 2011, marking the fourth time that WABCO has earned this award in the last six years MarketWire

Whiterock REIT Announces Put Agreement Exercise on $110 Million Accretive Office Property in Greater Toronto Area
Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust ("Whiterock" or the "REIT") (TSX: WRK.UN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 100% freehold interest in Airway Centre 2-4 in Mississauga, Ontario, a property in which Whiterock currently has a 100% leasehold interest and exclusively manages, for a purchase price of approximately $110 million (before closing costs) MarketWire

Luminus Announces the First Single-Chip LED Replacement for 300W Xenon and 175W Metal Halide Lamps
Luminus Devices, Inc., leader in Big Chip LEDs™, has announced that its next generation CBT-90 white LED is breaking new ground by providing equivalent system-level light output within specialty lighting applications, including medical and entertainment lighting, that formerly used 300W Xenon and 175W metal halide lamps. MarketWire

Guardian 8 Strengthens Team With Addition of Industry Experts
Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCQB: GRDH) (PINKSHEETS: GRDH), parent company to Guardian 8 Corporation, developer of the innovative G8 Personal Defense Device, today announced that a newly expanded board of directors will help guide the company as it prepares for commercialization and marketing of their device in 2012. MarketWire

Dr. Madan M. Singh Joins Bonanza Goldfields Advisory Team
Bonanza Goldfields Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BONZ) ("Bonanza" or the "Company") is pleased to announce Dr. Madan M. Singh, former Director of the Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, has joined the Bonanza Advisory Board. MarketWire

Implant Sciences Sells Over $200,000 of Quantum Sniffer Portable Explosives Trace Detectors for Building Security in Mexico
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets, announced today it has received an order worth over $200,000 for multiple units of its Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector to be deployed for building security in Mexico. MarketWire

It's Snowing Buble Albums Around the World
Michael Bublé's album 'Christmas', his holiday love letter to fans about his favorite time of year, has sold 479,377 this past week for a grand total of 1.7 million in the US alone. On the radio front, two songs "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" are in the No. 1 and No MarketWire

SciClone Pharmaceuticals Announces Final Settlement of Stockholder Derivative Litigation
SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN) today announced that the California Superior Court for the County of San Mateo has granted final approval of a settlement reached by the parties to the consolidated derivative lawsuits against certain of its current and former directors and officers of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, and against SciClone as a nominal defendant. MarketWire

Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. Announces Strategic Partnership With North Cal Wood Products, Inc. to Target the Global Underwater Logging Market
Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HIMR) ( today announced a strategic partnership with North Cal Wood Products, Inc. to target the fast growing global underwater logging market, a market estimated at $50 billion in undeveloped resource potential. MarketWire

Market Research Projects Stem Cell Market at $1.3 Billion by 2015 has announced the addition of the new report "Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools, & Technologies" to their collection of Stem Cell market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Metso to deliver the first commercial LignoBoost plant to Domtar in North America
Metso Corporation's press release on December 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. localtime Metso will supply the world's first commercial installation of LignoBoosttechnology to Domtar in North America. The equipment will be intergratedwiththe Plymouth North Carolina pulp mill. The LignoBoost process separates andcollects lignin from pulping liquor MarketWire

Bombardier Wins Fourth Order from Frankfurt/Main
Bombardier Transportation has won an order to supply an additional 78 BOMBARDIER FLEXITY Swift high-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs) and 10 FLEXITY Classic trams to the Frankfurt Transport Authority, VGF in Germany. The new LRVs are scheduled to be delivered between January 2014 and June 2017; the new trams will arrive in Frankfurt/Main between August and December 2012 MarketWire

EndoChoice Files Suit for Patent Infringement
EndoChoice, Inc. announced today it has filed a Complaint against Austin Medical, Inc., AVID Medical, Inc., and Cygnus Medical LLC, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, alleging that each defendant makes and/or sells a scope transport pad that infringes EndoChoice's U.S. Patent No. 8,042,688 (the '688 patent). The '688 patent was issued by the U.S MarketWire

Weststar Resources Corp.: Weststar Receives Gold and Silver Rock Sample Assays From the La Paloma Property, Mexico
WESTSTAR RECEIVES GOLD AND SILVER ROCK SAMPLE ASSAYS FROM THE LA PALOMAPROPERTY, MEXICOWestStar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) (the"Company", "WestStar") has received the first batch of assays for arocksampling program recently completed on its La Paloma property (the"Property") MarketWire

TransUnion: U.S. Auto Insurance Risk Increases After Reaching Historic Low
At the end of the third quarter 2011, TransUnion's proprietary Auto Insurance Risk Index experienced a slight increase of 0.03 percent after four consecutive quarterly declines. The index now registers 98.85, three basis points higher than Q2 2011; 31 basis points lower than a year ago at this time; and 73 basis points lower than its recessionary peak in Q2 2009. MarketWire

Market Research Finds Hispanic Share of Restaurant Sales Ticking Upward has announced the addition of the new report "Latino Foodservice Trends in the U.S." to their collection of Food & Beverage market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Phylogica and Pfizer Complete First Stage of Peptide Vaccine Collaboration
Phylogica Ltd (ASX: PYC) (XETRA: PH7), a public Australian peptide drug discovery company, announced today the successful completion of the first stage of its collaboration with Pfizer to discover novel peptide-based vaccines. Under the terms of the agreement, Phylogica will receive an undisclosed milestone payment. MarketWire

Husky Energy Continues Feasibility Study for $2.8 Billion Refinery Expansion in Ohio, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Husky Energy Incorporated (TSX:HSE) (Calgary, Alberta) is continuing a feasibility study through early 2013 to expand its refinery in Lima, Ohio. The company is evaluating the addition of several new units to allow it to process heavy crude oil. MarketWire

Almonds Add Flavor and Crunch to Winter Dishes
(Family Features) Winter foods typically mean one thing -- comfort. Regardless of climate or geographic location, we crave the root vegetables and braised meats that complement the season and keep us full and warm. Luckily, almonds in all their forms guarantee these dishes taste as indulgent and delicious as the very foods we crave. MarketWire

Low Sodium Alternatives for Party Favorites
(Family Features) Americans love their pepperoni. In fact, the Italian-American creation has become the most popular pizza topping in the U.S. But when it comes to pepperoni, pizza isn't the only use for the popular ingredient. Americans have found additional methods for incorporating pepperoni into snacks, side dishes and flavorful main dishes as well. MarketWire

Know Your Vitamin ABC's
(Family Features) A walk down the vitamin aisle at your local pharmacy or grocery store can be overwhelming. There are so many options that it can be hard to know where to begin. MarketWire

How to Throw an Elegant and Easy Dinner Party
(Family Features) Hosting a dinner party is one of life's greatest pleasures, but choosing the menu can be both exciting and intimidating. A dinner party is about sharing good food and enjoying one another's company. So why not create something easy, convenient and unique for your next party and indulge your friends in a dinner they won't soon forget? MarketWire

A Taste Adventure for the Holidays
(Family Features) Globe-trotting may not be on your holiday agenda, but you can get inspired and bring a variety of flavors to your holiday table. With these ideas, you can take party guests on a taste adventure around the world - without ever leaving home. MarketWire

Cookies 101: Bake Your Way to Perfection
(Family Features) From Snickerdoodles to classic chocolate chip, cookies are the go-to dessert for all occasions. Following are simple tips and tricks to make the perfect batch of cookies every time! MarketWire

Enjoy 12 Days of Holiday Cookies With the Perfect Almond Crunch
(Family Features) Oven-fresh cookies -- the very image evokes memories of childhood and favorite holiday traditions. Sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, shortbread... the delicious spectrum seems endless. MarketWire

Don't leave your business data as a Christmas gift for criminals
Iron Mountain publishes business check-list for a trouble-free festive break MarketWire

Chi-X Europe Russell Index (CHERI(TM)) Series: Chi-X Europe Russell PanEurope Index Outperformed Chi-X Europe Russell Eurozone Index December Month-to-Date as of 12/12 and for Monday, December 12th

Equitas Resources Corp. : Equitas Resources Corp. Provides Exploration Update for the DAY Copper-Gold Porphyry Project- British Columbia, Canada
Equitas Resources Corp. /Equitas Resources Corp. : Equitas Resources Corp. Provides ExplorationUpdate for the DAY Copper-Gold Porphyry Project- British Columbia, Canada Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Equitas Resources Corp MarketWire

Metso introduces a solution for increasing capacity in the world's wastewater treatment plants
Metso Corporation's press release on December 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. localtime Metso has developed a new technology with which municipal and industrialwastewater plants are able to improve their performance and reduce the amountofchemicals used in sludge drying process by even up to one third MarketWire Meets Android Demand With New App and Additional Retailers, the leading consumer-facing mobile app and website that offers shoppers the best prices before and after they buy, announces the availability of an Android app and the addition of 19 supported retailers. The application, available for download in the Android Market, ensures that Savvy MarketWire

"Free to Tweet" Shortens Scholarship Essays to 140 Characters, Encourages Nationwide Celebration of Bill of Rights Day
"Free to Tweet" today calls on all Americans to celebrate Bill of Rights day by sharing their appreciation for First Amendment freedoms and specifically encourages student participation with a novel competition offering $110,000 in scholarships for the best tweets. Thousands nationwide are participating, all using the hashtag #freetotweet. MarketWire

Prezi Announces $14M Series B Funding; Adoption of Zooming Presentation Software Growing Fast
Prezi, the zooming presentation software, announced today that it has closed $14 million in Series B financing led by Accel Partners. MarketWire

Datacert Expands Executive Team With the Addition of Legal Technology Experts: Rich Levy, Shaheen Javadizadeh, and Chris Lang
Datacert, Inc., the premier global provider of enterprise legal management solutions, announced today that Rich Levy, Shaheen Javadizadeh, and Chris Lang have joined the Datacert executive team MarketWire

Neste Oil to build a pilot plant to produce waste-based microbial oil at Porvoo
Neste Oil CorporationPress release15 December 2011 at 9 am (EET)Neste Oil to build a pilot plant to produce waste-based microbial oil atPorvooNeste Oil is to build a pilot plant to produce waste-based microbial oil atitsPorvoo refinery MarketWire

MorphoSys and Novozymes Sign Long-Term Alliance on Slonomics(R) Technology for Industrial Biotechnology Applications
MorphoSys AG / MorphoSys and Novozymes Sign Long-Term Alliance on Slonomics® TechnologyforIndustrial Biotechnology Applications Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Foreclosure Activity Decreases 3 Percent in November According to RealtyTrac(R) U.S. Foreclosure Market Report
RealtyTrac® (, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for November 2011, which shows foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions -- were reported on 224,394 U.S MarketWire

MEDIA ADVISORY/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected-BMO Economics and Market Experts Review 2011 and Offer Their Predictions for 2012
Europe, the dollar, and gold all made headlines this year. The European debt crisis caused stock markets to head south, leaving investors wary. The Canadian dollar hovered above parity against the U.S. dollar before dropping back down. In September, gold climbed to an all-time high of $1920 an ounce. MarketWire

Coca-Cola FEMSA and Grupo CIMSA Successfully Merge Their Bottling Operations
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL) (NYSE: KOF) ("Coca-Cola FEMSA" or the "Company"), the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world in terms of sales volume, and Corporación de los Ángeles, S.A. de C.V. and its shareholders ("Grupo CIMSA") announce the successful merger of Grupo CIMSA with Coca-Cola FEMSA. MarketWire

Court Enters Order Restricting Trading in Stock or Options of Syms Corp.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has entered an Order that imposes substantial restrictions on trading in equity interests (and the holding, creation or issuance of options in respect of equity interests) in Syms Corp. (PINKSHEETS: SYMSQ) MarketWire

Cisco Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that earlier today its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.06 per common share. The dividend will be paid on January 25, 2012 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 5, 2012. MarketWire

iPerceptions Releases Retail / E-Commerce Industry Report Q3 2011
iPerceptions Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IPE), a leading provider of web-focused Voice of Customer (VoC) analytics based on actual visitor feedback, today announced the release of its Retail / E-Commerce Industry Report for Q3 2011. While U.S. retail sales estimates show online retail spending reached $36 MarketWire

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP Announces Securities Class Action Suit Filed Against The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and Certain of Its Senior Executives and Other Defendants

Methode Electronics' Board Approves Dividend
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, announced today that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share to be paid on January 27, 2012, to common stockholders of record at the close of business on January 13, 2012. MarketWire

Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today issued a monthly fleet update summary which includes newly signed contracts and significant changes to existing contracts and estimated out of service time since our quarterly fleet status report dated November 15, 2011. It can be accessed at by clicking on the Fleet Status Report link found in the toolbar. MarketWire

TCW Strategic Income Fund Declares Quarterly Distribution and Special Distribution
TCW Strategic Income Fund, Inc (NYSE: TSI) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.0966 and a special year-end distribution of $0.5060 per share. The distributions are payable on January 13, 2012 to shareholders of record on December 30, 2011. MarketWire

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Earnings and Financial Update
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE Amex: BCV) today reported earnings, financial highlights and certain portfolio information for the twelve months ended October 31, 2011: MarketWire

Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates and Announces Change to Certain Investment Strategies
The Templeton closed-end Funds referenced below, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange, today released portfolio allocation updates containing the following information as of November 30, 2011: MarketWire

Shiloh Industries Schedules Conference Call to Discuss 2011 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Results
Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO), a leading manufacturer of first operation blanks, engineered welded blanks, complex stampings and modular assemblies for the automotive and heavy truck industries, will announce earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 on Monday, December 19, 2011. A conference call to discuss the results will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. (ET). MarketWire

Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. Confirms Dividends for January 13, 2012
Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. (TSX: PEY) ("Peyto") confirms that the monthly dividend with respect to December 2011 of $0.06 per common share is to be paid on January 13, 2012, for shareholders of record on December 31, 2011. The ex-dividend date is December 28, 2011. MarketWire

Galapagos receives EUR4 million in milestones from Servier in their osteoarthritis alliance
Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announcedtoday that it reached milestones in its osteoarthritis alliance with Servier,resulting in payment of EUR4 million from Servier. MarketWire

Pohjola Bank plc to Specify Non-recurring Expenses in 2011 Pre-tax Earnings
Pohjola Bank plcSTOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE15 December 2011 at 5 GlobeNewswire


EMGS and Schlumberger announce EM industry deal
EMGS and Schlumberger have announced the intention to enter into a cooperative agreement effective from 3 January 2012 in which the parties will offer to the industry their respective expertise in the marine electromagnetic related fields of processing, advanced modelling and earth model building GlobeNewswire

Bombardier Wins Fourth Order from Frankfurt/Main

Teija Sarajärvi as OP-Pohjola Group's new SVP, HR Services
Teija Sarajärvi, 42, M.A., has been appointed member of the Executive Board of OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative and OP-Pohjola Group's new Senior Vice President, HR Services. In charge of OP-Pohjola Group's HR control, she will take up her duties on 1 March 2012. Ms Sarajärvi will be reporting to Reijo Karhinen, Executive Chairman and CEO GlobeNewswire

Navamedic expands product portfolio
Navamedic's wholly owned subsidiary Vitaflo Scandinavia has signed a distribution agreement with Italian pharmaceutical company Angelini for the distribution of the drug Importal® in the Swedish and Dutch markets. GlobeNewswire

Xperia(TM) and Box® give the gift of online storage this festive season

Changes to Amer Sports Financial Calendar 2012
Amer Sports Corporation   STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENTDecember 15, 2011 at 10:50 am GlobeNewswire

adidas and UEFA Extend Partnership for European Club Football
adidas AG /adidas and UEFA Extend Partnership for European Club Football. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Metso introduces a solution for increasing capacity in the world's wastewater treatment plants
Metso Corporation's press release on December 15, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu supplies quarto plate for a fusion nuclear research project
PRESS RELEASE15 December 2011 at 10.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

OP-Pohjola Group's Vallila campus changes face - JKMM Architects wins architectural competition
JKMM Architects has been chosen to design OP-Pohjola Group's Vallila campus, winning the architectural competition announced in late May by unanimous vote of the jury. Five architectural offices were invited to design a new building on Teollisuuskatu and to modernise the existing façade. GlobeNewswire

A1 Telekom Austria Deploys End-to-End IPTV Quality Assurance Solution from Agama
(Linköping, December 15, 2011) -Agama Technologies, the DTV quality assurance expert, today announces that A1 Telekom Austria, the country's leading telecommunications company, expands its IPTV quality monitoring set-up with Agama's Embedded Monitoring Solution to cover the complete end-to-end service distribution GlobeNewswire

Kesko's sales increased in November by 7.4%

MorphoSys and Novozymes Sign Long-Term Alliance on Slonomics® Technology for Industrial Biotechnology Applications
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys and Novozymes Sign Long-Term Alliance on Slonomics® Technology for Industrial Biotechnology Applications . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Novartis drug Gilenya® showed positive clinical outcomes for relapsing-remitting MS patients in third large Phase III clinical trial
Novartis International AG /Novartis drug Gilenya® showed positive clinical outcomes for relapsing-remitting MS patients in third large Phase III clinical trial . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Analytik Jena AG Announces Group Figures for Financial Year 2010/2011
Analytik Jena AG /Analytik Jena AG Announces Group Figures for Financial Year 2010/2011. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Telenor wins Statoil contract serving 20,000 employees
(Fornebu, 15 December 2011) Telenor has won a contract to serve Statoil as the main provider of communications services to their 20,000 employees. The contract, worth approximately NOK 400 million, will run over four years. GlobeNewswire

Fitch downgrades credit ratings of OP-Pohjola Group and Pohjola Bank as part of extensive review of banking sector
15 December 2011 STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASEat 7 GlobeNewswire

Sweet & Maxwell Launches eBooks for Thomson Reuters ProView(TM) eReader App
Archbold will be first title launched on new format; additional titles to launch in early 2012 GlobeNewswire

Galapagos receives €4 million in milestones from Servier in their osteoarthritis alliance
Mechelen, Belgium; 15 December 2011 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today that it reached milestones in its osteoarthritis alliance with Servier, resulting in payment of €4 million from Servier. GlobeNewswire

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