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Google may give pirate sites low raking, priority to 'licensed' ones
Google would automatically rank pirate websites lower than official ones under a new treaty between rights holders and search engines. ANI

Fall in rupee's value slumps hosiery exports in Punjab
The fall in value of rupee in the international market has dented the hosiery industry in Ludhiana. ANI

DeWoskin: Hong Kong a Model of Economic Stability
Hong Kong is an economically sustainable model for Asia, with "one of the best liveable environments in the world," according to Dr Kenneth DeWoskin, Director of Deloitte China Research and Insight Centre ACN Newswire

Mattersight Announces Settlement of Arbitration With TCV and Private Placement of Common Stock; Mattersight Also Reaffirms Its Q4 Guidance
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) MarketWire

National PTA Funds Programs to Increase Family Engagement
Dozens of PTAs will sing joyously together this holiday season as National PTA® today announced 45 PTAs will receive a $1,000 grant to help promote family engagement and support student achievement through PTA Take Your Family to School Week®, February 12-18, 2012. MarketWire

China Direct Industries, Inc.
In the news release, "China Direct Industries Inc's Magnesium Batteries Could Establish US Leadership in EV Battery Market," issued earlier today by China Direct Industries, Inc MarketWire

Co-Founder of Double Helix Water to Appear on Living Energy Day Tele-Seminar
David Gann, CEO and Co-Founder of Double Helix Water, will appear on Living Energy Day's biannual tele-seminar on Wednesday, December 21 at 5 p.m. PST. MarketWire

The Good Life Is All Around for Residents of ThreeSixty by William Lyon Homes
Young professionals who want a brand new home and a great location that suits their busy careers and social lives are finding ThreeSixty at South Bay a must-have address, where the good life is all around. The central LA setting of this gated community by William Lyon Homes is a perfect complement for Southern Californians who want the convenience of living near work and play MarketWire

International Minerals Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment at Converse Gold Project, Nevada
International Minerals Corporation (TSX: IMZ) (SWISS: IMZ) announces positive results of an independent Preliminary Economic Assessment ("scoping study") for its 100%-owned Converse gold deposit ("Converse") in northern Nevada. MarketWire

Houston Search Engine Marketing & Optimization Company Directory One Builds New 2012 Packages Supporting Changing Social Media and Mobile Markets
The leading Houston search engine optimization and marketing company Directory One presents its new 2012 SEO/SEM packages this week in response to the rapidly growing mobile market, evolving social media and latest online trends. MarketWire

RezGen5 Delivers Advanced Anti-Aging Performance
Anti-Ageing North America LLC dba NeoMedigen, a biopharmaceutical & life science company focused on discovering and developing DNA repair therapies to treat diseases of aging, announced today that it completed comprehensive pre-clinical studies on its patented, water soluble, bio-active nutrient RezGen5™. MarketWire

The Jewelry Exchange Announces Return of Super Star Tony DiLisa
The Jewelry Exchange announced the return of Tony DiLisa to their sales team at their Tustin, CA location for the 2011 holiday season; he is a veteran jewelry advisor and diamond consultant for the Jewelry Exchange, and has been a part of their team since 1989. A retired school counselor for the Santa Ana School District, Mr MarketWire

Cale Group Strengthens U.S. Presence With Acquisition, Announces New Subsidiary and President of Cale America
To strengthen its presence and advance its North American growth strategy, Cale Group today announced that it has agreed to acquire certain assets of Cale Parking Systems USA, its local distributor in the U.S. In doing so, Cale Group creates a new subsidiary, Cale America, which will provide parking terminal services to customers across the U.S MarketWire

Washington Federal Increases Cash Dividend by 33%
The Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL), parent company of Washington Federal, today announced a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share, an increase of 33% from the 6 cents per share paid in the previous quarter. The dividend will be payable on January 13, 2012 to common stockholders of record on December 30, 2011 MarketWire

Buy Now and Move Early 2012 to San Carlos Court in Irvine by William Lyon Homes
Give yourself the gift of a lifetime and discover San Carlos Court in the Village of Portola Springs®, a brand new neighborhood that offers the lowest prices for attached living within this popular Irvine community MarketWire

Ditch the High Cost of Rent for a Lower Monthly Mortgage Payment at Venue by William Lyon Homes
This holiday season discover incredible opportunities at Venue, a new William Lyon Homes neighborhood that continues to impress a diversity of medical professionals who want to live close to where they work MarketWire

Li-ion Motors Corp. Updates Shareholders on Purchase Order

Provision Interactive Releases 2012 Rollout Plans
Provision Interactive Technologies, Inc. ("Provision"), a subsidiary of Provision Holding (OTCQB: PVHO) (OTCBB: PVHO), announced today that it has released its 2012 plans for rollout into retail stores. The report is now available online at MarketWire

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Franchise Industry Announces Veteran Hiring Commitments
In support of "Operations Enduring Opportunity," a campaign sponsored by The White House and The International Franchise Association (IFA), the 250 franchise business coaches of The Entrepreneur's Source (TES) are reaching out to help our veterans transition into a civilian career after they have served their country. MarketWire

Orange County Community Foundation Grants Nearly $30 Million in 2011, up 30% Over 2010; Presents Excellence in Philanthropy Awards to Wing Lam, Disneyland Resort and Dr. Gwyn Parry
The Orange County Community Foundation ( awarded $28.9 million for the 2011 fiscal year -- an increase of 30 percent over the previous year MarketWire

Blue Gold Beverages, Inc./Largest Reclamation Project in North America: Potential Value Exceeding US$ 100,000,000
Blue Gold Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BGBV) through its on-going partnership with California Chemical Fiber Material Company (CCFM) is in negotiations to acquire the rights to the largest polymer reclamation project in North America. Blue Gold Beverages is currently negotiating for the rights to the McAdoo landfill site, which is located near Kingston, Ontario Canada MarketWire

Gardner Denver Completes Acquisition of Robuschi
Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) reported today that on December 15, 2011 it completed the previously announced acquisition of Robuschi S.p.A. ("Robuschi") for approximately EUR 152 million ($200 million). Based in Parma, Italy, Robuschi is a market leading manufacturer of blowers and pumps with annual revenues of approximately EUR 70 million ($92 million). MarketWire

FNB Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend 2012
FNB Bancorp (OTCBB: FNBG), the holding company for First National Bank of Northern California, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of six cents per share on the Company's Common Stock totaling approximately $200,368.08. The dividend is payable on February 17, 2012 to shareholders of record as of January 31, 2012. MarketWire

North Texas Specialty Physicians, Texas Health Resources Selected by CMS to Participate in the Pioneer ACO Model
North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP) and Texas Health Resources have been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the Pioneer ACO Model. Texas Health and NTSP are among an elite group of healthcare organizations nationwide chosen to participate in this new ACO pilot program. MarketWire

Holiday Cooking Is Easy and Fun With Course-Specific Recipes From Tree Top
The holiday season is once again upon us and as the sound of jingle bells gets louder, we start to wonder how we'll wow our guests with a delicious and healthy holiday menu. MarketWire

American Community Development, Inc. Expects Seismic Reprocessing Results Shortly
American Community Development, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ACDP) expects seismic reprocessing results shortly, for ACDP's Sofia Oil & Gas Exploration Project in New Mexico. MarketWire's Travel-Intel Looks at the "E" Factor in 2012 and Why U.S. Tour Companies Are So Optimistic
So what's the "E" Factor and what do 45 companies and 150 tour brands have to do with it? That's a mystery's Travel-Intel unravels in its most recent issue. The newsletter or "travelzine" that is emailed to more than 100,000 permission-based travel sellers in the U.S. and Canada brings the results of a very telling survey to light. The U.S MarketWire

Auctions of Bank-Owned Properties Offer Opportunities: How to Play It Smart
As banks continue to liquidate the large inventories of real estate they acquired during the economic slump, real estate investors face one of the best opportunities in years, according to John Dixon, whose company has auctioned almost 5,000 properties in 2011. MarketWire

Reed's, Inc. to Hold 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on December 20, 2011
Reed's, Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide, announced today that the Company's 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, at the Company's executive offices in Los Angeles, California MarketWire

Latest PageUp People Research Explores Human Capital Challenges Facing Multinational Employers in High Growth Markets
PageUp People™, a multinational talent management solutions provider, today announced the release of recent research entitled, "Into High Growth Markets: Defining Challenges for Multinational Corporations Operating in High Growth Markets," authored by Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith, senior vice president of Research MarketWire

New Social Dieting Game Encourages Players to Put Money Where Their Mouths Are
DietBet, a new social dieting game launching today, gives players the opportunity to win money and lose weight in a friendly competition. Players are challenged to lose either eight pounds or four percent of their starting weight in four weeks; everyone who reaches their goal wins or splits the pot MarketWire

MRED's Bergeron "Three-Peats" Inman News Honor Roll
Inman News™ has announced that Russ Bergeron, Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), has been selected as one of the 100 most influential real estate leaders of 2011. MarketWire

Dream Town Celebrity Home Listing Featured in Chicago Magazine This Month
Industry-leading online real estate brokerage Dream Town Realty is the listing company for the Chicago home of former Hollywood starlet June Travis. The 2,754-square-foot downtown condo, which is located in the city's famed Water Tower Place building, was highlighted in a recent issue of Chicago Magazine's "Deal Estate" MarketWire

Barrett-Jackson's Week-Long Automotive Event Rolls Into Scottsdale With the 3rd Annual Road Rally
The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, creator of "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™," kicks off their week-long automotive lifestyle event with the 3rd Annual Scottsdale Road Rally on Saturday, Jan. 14 MarketWire

Sidera Networks Names Clint Heiden as President
Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announces today the appointment of Clint Heiden as its new President. Heiden is responsible for all aspects of Sidera's revenue generation, including sales, marketing, product management and sales engineering. MarketWire

P&C Producer Scott Ernst Joins Alliant Insurance Services as Vice President With T&H Brokers
Alliant Insurance Services (, the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that multi-line producer Scott Ernst, who specializes in technology/communications/media, advanced materials and manufacturing, and life sciences clients, has joined the company's T&H Brokers office in New York as Vice President MarketWire

Spectrum Gaming Group Identifies Top 21 Casino Industry Trends for 2012
Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm serving public- and private-sector clients worldwide, has listed 21 of the most important trends that the global casino industry needs to monitor in 2012. MarketWire

ASTRO File Manager(TM) Reveals Tremendous Growth With 20 Million Users From the Android Market
Metago Incorporated, creators of ASTRO File Manager™, the leading productivity application vendor for Android mobile devices, today announced that ASTRO File Manager has exceeded 20 million installs from the Android Marketplace alone; currently averaging over 50,000 downloads per day. MarketWire

Trust Across America Names Top Ten Most Trustworthy Public Companies for 2011
Trust Across America™, a think tank dedicated to unraveling the complexities of trustworthy business behavior, today announced the results of its second annual study of almost 2500 public companies, naming Smithfield Foods as the Most Trustworthy Public Company for 2011 MarketWire

Medical Alerts Provider Personal Response Corporation Rebrands Its Service Identity to Elderly Alerts
Personal Response Corporation, America's most trusted medical alerts provider, announces the rebranding of its medical alerts service to Elderly Alerts MarketWire

ESPN Audio and TuneIn Team Up, Bringing Comprehensive Sports Coverage to the World
TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to music, sports and news from around the world, today announced a strategic partnership with ESPN Audio, the nation's largest sports radio network. The relationship will enable millions of TuneIn listeners to enjoy a vast selection of live and on-demand sports programming MarketWire

'Lotuff Leather' Takes Steps to Improve Quality and Service
For the past three years, Joe and Rick Lotuff have been demonstrating that it's possible to launch a growing business manufacturing best quality leather bags in New England. MarketWire

my-Ditto Android App Makes Digital Asset Organization Easy
Dane-Elec, a global leader in consumer electronics, has made digital organization easier with my-Ditto and its free Android mobile application. my-Ditto allows users to back-up their computer data, including documents and media files, then access them from any computer or Android smartphone or tablet MarketWire

Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference Returns to Phoenix
IDG's Computerworld, the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results, announces that its flagship national conference, the Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference will be held March 11-13, 2012 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. MarketWire

SafeMart Honors Emergency Responders With Holiday Hero Award
The holiday season wouldn't be the same without the people who keep our communities safe all year round. SafeMart, a company that has revolutionized home security, announced Monday the winners of the SafeMart Holiday Hero Award MarketWire

Genworth Financial Earns DALBAR Life Insurance Service Award
DALBAR announced today the 2011 winners of its annual Life Insurance Service Award. Genworth Financial was the only firm in the life insurance industry to emerge as a leader in customer service in 2011. MarketWire

Kitchen Confidential Comes to Pasadena With Opening of Upscale Neighborhood Eatery
In the 1970s, up-and-coming young New York City chefs Anthony Bourdain and Sam Goldman saw the future. They knew top chefs were the next celebrities and set about New York as if they already were, forming the culinary "rock star" group Kitchen Confidential, later the title of Bourdain's best-selling book. MarketWire

China Direct Industries Inc's Magnesium Batteries Could Establish US Leadership in EV Battery Market, a leader in cleantech research and news for investors, reports on new developments in high efficient magnesium batteries with magnesium partially provided from China Direct Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII). MarketWire

Award-Winning Nixle Messaging System Helps Holiday Travelers Stay Safe and Informed
Nixle, LLC, a provider of mass notification services for public safety agencies, offers holiday travelers a free means to be safe and keep up to date on what is taking place both back home and at their travel destination MarketWire

Last Minute Shoppers Can Gift & Receive at Scrubs & Beyond
Scrubs & Beyond is calling all last minute shoppers to Gift & Receive. They are running a great promotion until the end of the year -- receive a FREE $10 gift card with every $100 in gift cards your purchase! It couldn't be easier (or quicker) to get that last minute gift for your favorite medical professional (or yourself) MarketWire

PhoneGuard, Inc. Expands Board of Directors
PhoneGuard, Inc., a subsidiary of Options Media Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPMG) (PINKSHEETS: OPMG), a leading provider of mobile applications software, today announced that it has expanded its Board of Directors to four members with the appointment of Leo Hindery, Jr., Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, LP. MarketWire

Study Confirms "Gold Standard" Quality of ETS's SourceRater(SM)
According to an independent research report, ETS's SourceRater(SM) service, a comprehensive text analysis system designed to help teachers and test developers evaluate the complexity characteristics of texts selected for use in instruction and assessment, outperformed both the Pearson® Reading Maturity Metric and The Lexile Framework® from MetaMetrics®. MarketWire

Canadian Tire Corporation Renews Agreement With Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited will install Gilbarco's FlexPay™ EMV solution across their 289 gasoline outlets in Canada. They selected Gilbarco's Encore® S dispensers and retrofit kits in order to meet Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) compliance. MarketWire

MOSAID Technologies' Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Sterling Partners
MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX: MSD) announced today that MOSAID's shareholders have voted to approve the previously announced statutory arrangement pursuant to which 7577796 Canada Inc., a corporation directly or indirectly owned by investment funds under the management of Sterling Fund Management, LLC, will acquire all the outstanding common shares of MOSAID for a cash payment of $46 MarketWire

Loan-Application Volume Soars 330 Percent After Credit Union Implements Multi-Channel Online Lending Technology
Through the use of PowerSite®, an integrated point-of-sale solution (IPOS) available from Mortgagebot® (, INOVA Federal Credit Union, of Elkhart, Indiana, has greatly accelerated its mortgage-lending growth with a 330 percent increase in application volume in three years MarketWire

ENLASO Matches Donations Made to Non-Profit Clients 10 to 1
In support of ENLASO Corporation's non-profit customers' philanthropic goals, ENLASO announced today that it has agreed to match donations made to its customers' non-profit missions 10 to 1 MarketWire

Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois Selects the SRS Certified EHR for Its 9 Providers
SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois (OCSI) has selected the SRS certified EHR for its 9 providers. Since 1974, the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois has been providing quality orthopaedic care to residents of southern Illinois and the Midwest. MarketWire

Due This Week: Key Phase II-B Clinical Trial Results for Important Smoking Cessation Program
A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the 22nd Century Group (OTCBB: XXII) and the firm's "very low nicotine" tobacco which represents a disruptive technology that could transform the $80 billion US tobacco market as well as the $1 billion smoking cessation industry. MarketWire

BioMedical Technology Solutions, Inc. Executes National Distribution Agreement With McKesson Medical-Surgical
BioMedical Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. ("BMTS") (OTCBB: BMTL) is pleased to announce that it has executed a national distribution agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical, Inc. McKesson has more than 300,000 customers and hundreds of sales representatives who will now be selling the BMTS Demolizer II medical waste processing systems MarketWire

Award-Winning Employers Share Employee Benefits Success Stories at New England Employee Benefits Council's Best Practices Conference
Can vampires help sell employees on contributing to their 401(k) plan? Sure, if you're Staples. MarketWire

Now Supporting Android 4.0 (ICS), Variscite Retains Front-Runner Status With the VAR-SOM-OM44, the Market's Fastest System on Module
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Winchester Systems Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Data Storage
Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions company, today announced that they recently celebrated 30 years of successful operation. MarketWire

Brian D. Murray Joins Precision Coating as Director of Operations
Precision Coating, one of the largest medical device coating applicators in the world and a subsidiary of Katahdin Industries Inc., today announced that Brian D. Murray has been named director of operations, a newly created position within the company. MarketWire

Still Trying to Find That Perfect Gift? Kiva Cards Enable Family and Friends to Give the Gift of Hope to Global Entrepreneurs
With Christmas just around the corner, you may have put off selecting a gift for that hard-to-shop-for person, or you may have simply run out of time. Don't fret: the Kiva Card is a quick, easy and meaningful gift card option that gives your friends and family the opportunity to support entrepreneurs around the globe with $25, rather than buy yet another department store gift card. MarketWire

SEI Releases Research on Pension Accounting Disclosure Assumptions for 2012
The tenth annual research study on pension accounting released by SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today indicates a growing consensus among defined benefit plan sponsors in selecting discount rates last year MarketWire

NuView Systems Inc. Names Ken Bero Chief Operating Officer
NuView Systems Inc., a global provider of enterprise-wide Human Capital Management solutions, announced today that Ken Bero has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, he will be responsible for the day to day operations at NuView. His market experience includes driving and managing rapid growth in both the software and computer hardware industries. MarketWire

Nimbula(R) Launches Its First Professional Services Offering to Help Public Cloud Users Migrate to Private or Hybrid Clouds
Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, today announced the launch of the Nimbula Cloud Migration Service, its newest professional services offering for customers looking to migrate from the public cloud to private or hybrid clouds. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Releases Six New Low-Input Current Optocouplers With Phototransistor Output in Eco-Friendly Green DIP and Mini-Flat Packages for AC Adapter, Switch Mode Power Supplies, and Programmable Logic Controller Applications
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of six low-input current optocouplers with phototransistor output in the DIP-4, SSOP-4 half-pitch miniflat, and SOP-4L long miniflat packages. The new optocouplers provide exceptional isolation for human and equipment safety. MarketWire

Opa and DotCloud Partner to Transform Web Application Development
Opa, a new generation of web development language, and DotCloud, the leading Platform-as-a-Service company, announced Opa@DotCloud, a product that aims to revolutionize web programming. MarketWire

Vishay Siliconix TrenchFET(R) Power MOSFET Wins China Leading Electronic Product Award From AET Magazine
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its Vishay Siliconix SiR662DP TrenchFET® power MOSFET has received a China Leading Electronic Product Award from the trade publication Application of Electronic Technique (AET). MarketWire

IEEE Names Six Fellows From Within Council on EDA Ranks
The IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA) today announced that six candidates from the Council have been appointed Fellow of the IEEE effective January 1, 2012. MarketWire

TransUnion Finds Only About One in Ten Canadians Met 2011 Financial Goal
For many Canadians, the tree has been decorated, the cookies baked, and gifts have been bought in the anticipation and excitement of the holiday season, but soon, the decorations will disappear and many will begin focusing on their New Year's resolutions -- and TransUnion encourages consumers to start thinking now about how they can make 2012 their best financial year yet. MarketWire

Kent Financial Services Announces Voluntary Delisting From NASDAQ
On December 19, 2011, Kent Financial Services, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: KENT) announced that the Company's common stock will cease trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market ("NASDAQ") effective with the close of business on December 29, 2011. The Company expects its common stock to begin trading under the "KENT" symbol on the Pink OTC Market following the cessation of trading on NASDAQ. MarketWire

Orrvilon Announces New Partner Program for Development and Production of Advanced Materials Based Products
Orrvilon, Inc., a subsidiary of global power generation technologies enterprise, Holtec International, is launching a new contract manufacturing initiative to assist companies looking to explore new markets for advanced materials that may not have the existing facilities, capabilities, or production capacity to do so MarketWire

Sarissa Resources Updates
Sarissa Resources, Inc. ("Sarissa" or "the Company") (PINKSHEETS: SRSR) is pleased to provide this update to ongoing corporate and project initiatives, specifically relating to the financing initiatives out of Hong Kong, and the Shining Tree Resources properties and spin-out transaction. MarketWire

Citadel EFT, Inc. (CDFT) Adds Seventh Location at Everest Wireless
Citadel EFT, Inc. (OTCQB: CDFT) (PINKSHEETS: CDFT), which offers U.S. merchants credit card terminals and online, mail order and retail credit card processing services, announces a seventh location at Everest Wireless for merchant services. MarketWire

Fish & Richardson Named Top Patent Litigation Firm by Corporate Counsel Magazine for Eighth Year in a Row
Fish & Richardson announced today that it has been named the top patent litigation firm in the country by Corporate Counsel magazine. This is the eighth straight year that Fish has received the number #1 ranking as the firm that handles the most patent litigation in the U.S. MarketWire

Ziegler Closes $31 Million RiverMead Financing
Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce the successful closing of a $31,210,000 non-rated, fixed-rate bond issue for Peterborough Retirement Community at Upland Farm, Inc. (RiverMead). MarketWire

Bluelock Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service
Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud® Datacenter provider of Virtual Datacenters hosted in the public cloud, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has placed Bluelock in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service" (IaaS).(1) MarketWire

A Potential Ground Floor Opportunity With China America Holdings, Inc. (OTC.BB: CAAH), a global investor research portal for independent investors, publishes an industry overview and growth opportunities for China America Holdings (OTCBB: CAAH), a company positioned in the interior tile industry in China for both residential and commercial markets. MarketWire

Lohfeld Consulting Group Begins APMP Accreditation Program Refresh
The Association of Proposal Management Professionals' (APMP®) 2011/2012 accreditation program refresh efforts are underway. APMP must refresh its accreditation program every 5 years to remain relevant in the marketplace, adjust for industry changes, and address new technologies and best practices affecting proposal professionals MarketWire

Montana and Mississippi to Offer Statewide Access to E & E's GreenRide Connect Ridesharing Program
Ecology and Environment, Inc. (E & E) (NASDAQ: EEI) is pleased to announce the addition of two statewide GreenRide Connect ridesharing programs in the states of Montana and Mississippi. Both Web-based programs will be available to all state residents to help find carpooling options and other sustainable transportation alternatives to driving alone MarketWire

AdKeeper and Tremor Video Bring the KeepButton(TM) to Video Advertising in Industry-First Partnership
AdKeeper, the service that puts consumers in control of their Internet experience by enabling them to save -- or Keep -- ads of interest for engagement on their own time, has partnered with Tremor Video, the largest independent online video technology company, to add the Keep functionality to Tremor Video ad units. MarketWire

PRA Announces Partnership With Financial Education & Literacy Advisers (FELA)
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 a partnership with Financial Education & Literacy Advisers (FELA), a leading provider of consumer and financial education programs, to help consumers better understand the debt collection process. MarketWire

Actress and Producer Elizabeth Karr to Play Lead in "As I Like It"
Famed film and television actress, Elizabeth Karr, joins the cast of Amanda Eliasch's brilliant stage drama, "As I Like It," playing the lead role of the "Woman." Karr boldly depicts the wildly entertaining personality of Amanda Eliasch, tackling the role with fearless enthusiasm. The play will run at the Macha Theatre in West Hollywood from December 29, 2011 through January 15, 2012. MarketWire

King & Spalding Advises Winn-Dixie on $560 Million Merger With Bi-Lo
King & Spalding is representing Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., one of the largest food retailers in the United States, on its $560 million merger with Bi-Lo, LLC, announced earlier today. The resulting company will consist of nearly 700 grocery stores and 63,000 employees spanning the southeast U.S. MarketWire

Aryaka Blazes Into 2012, Increases Customer Base for Cloud-Based WAN Optimization
Aryaka, provider of the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, is entering 2012 with a rapidly growing global customer base, expanded partner ecosystem, continued build-out of its services portfolio, and increased industry recognition and market validation. MarketWire

Green Room Public Relations Expands, Launches Cambridge Office
Green Room Public Relations, a specialty agency focused on healthcare media and public relations strategy, announces the opening of its second office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Located at 195 Binney Street in the city's Kendall Square section, the office will serve the agency's growing roster of local clients and as a base for expansion into the burgeoning life science industry hub. MarketWire

Verisante Obtains Australian Approval
Verisante Technology, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VRS)(OTCQX: VRSEF)(PINKSHEETS: VRSEF)(FRANKFURT: V3T) (the "Company" or "Verisante"), a leader in skin cancer detection technology, announced today that it has received regulatory approval to market and sell the Verisante Aura in Australia. MarketWire

Shiloh Industries Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011 Results
Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2011. MarketWire

TranSwitch's HDplay(TM) Transceiver IC Powers Universal Microelectronics' High Definition and High Speed Video Switching U-HD1080S
TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, today announced that the Company's TXC-44144 HDplay™ transceiver integrated circuit (IC) has been selected by Universal Microelectronics Co.(UMEC) for the U-HD1080S video switch product MarketWire

Novellus Systems, Inc. Investor Lawsuit Against Merger With Lam Research Corporation Announced by Shareholders Foundation
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that an investor filed a lawsuit in State Court for current investors in the Novellus Systems, Inc. (NVLS) in effort to block the proposed merger of Novellus Systems, Inc. with Lam Research Corporation. MarketWire

Il gioco rompicapo Bag It! lanciato a livello mondiale per dispositivi mobili
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/19/11 -- In risposta all’entusiasmo dei fan per il gioco Bag It!, ilpopolare gioco per iOS e Android sviluppato da Hidden Variable Studios,verranno lanciate delle versioni localizzate del gioco in sei nuove lingue(giapponese, coreano, francese, tedesco, italiano e spagnolo) per lastagione natalizia MarketWire

Rosetta Genomics Sells Ownership in Rosetta Green
Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ROSG), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics, announces that it has entered into a Share Transfer Agreement with certain purchasers, pursuant to which it has sold all of the ordinary shares of Rosetta Green Ltd. ("Rosetta Green") it held. Prior to the transaction, Rosetta Genomics owned approximately 50 MarketWire

AER Energy Secures $10,000,000 Standby Letter of Credit
AER Energy Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AERN) is pleased to announce it has successfully secured from a top 25 bank a $10 million Standby Letter of Credit. The Letter of Credit was obtained with the help of an International Financial consultant. MarketWire

Service Providers Employ Certeon aCelera Solution to Help Companies Move Into the Cloud
Certeon, the leader in delivering virtual appliance solutions for optimizing applications in the cloud, today announced that Fluid Consulting of Plano, Texas, is leveraging Certeon's aCelera to accelerate backup and replication and Virtual Machine (VM) hosting in their Fluid Cloud service offering MarketWire

IDO Announces Reverse Stock Split Effective Immediately
IDO Security, Inc. (OTCBB: IDOI) (OTCBB: IDOID), developer of the innovative MagShoe™ shoe scanning device (SSD), today announced that its previously approved reverse stock split was effected on December 16, 2011 on a one-for-three thousand basis MarketWire

Callebaut(R) Launches Fairtrade Certified Chocolate
Callebaut to offer Fairtrade 811NV (55.3% Cacao Dark), 823NV (35 MarketWire

Chairman and CEO Thomas Prisby Retires After Nearly 30 Years of Service
CFS Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company"), (NASDAQ: CITZ), the parent of Citizens Financial Bank (the "Bank"), today announced the retirement of Thomas F. Prisby, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, after almost 30 years of service and leadership, effective December 30, 2011. In connection with his retirement, Mr MarketWire

1ST Constitution Bancorp Declares a 5 Percent Stock Dividend
1ST Constitution Bancorp's (NASDAQ: FCCY) Board of Directors has declared a 5 percent stock dividend to shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 17, 2012, payable February 2, 2012. Robert F. Mangano, President and Chief Executive Officer, said that this action represents the twentieth consecutive year that a stock dividend has been paid by 1ST Constitution. MarketWire

Bradford Networks Taps Amy Luby as Channel Executive
Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for corporate issued and personal mobile devices, today announced the appointment of Amy Luby to vice president and general manager of In this role, Luby will be responsible for overall strategy and execution of Bradford MarketWire

NASA Awards Boston Micromachines Grant for Research to Improve Imaging of Earth-Sized Extra-Solar Planets
Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC), a leading provider of MEMS-based deformable mirror (DM) products for adaptive optics systems, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase 1 contract for $125,000 by NASA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) to support exoplanet imaging research. MarketWire

Ohr Pharmaceutical Announces $1,100,000 Private Placement Led by Existing Investors
Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc. (OTCBB: OHRP) announced that on December 16, 2011 it sold 1,833,342 shares of its common stock to a group of institutional and accredited investors at a price of $0.60 per share, the closing bid price prior to the closing of the transaction. In addition, the investors will receive 916,678 warrants to purchase common stock exercisable at $0.65 for a five year period MarketWire

NavStar Technologies Reports Progress on Fulfilling Purchase Order for $4.5M for the PowerSports Market Segment
NavStar Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NVSR), a company focused on producing and commercializing products and services for tracking/monitoring and reporting on the location and condition of high value cargo and other assets, has issued an update on their progress toward fulfilling a $4.5M PO for the US PowerSports market segment. MarketWire

BioPharm Asia Announces Hospital Management Contract
BioPharm Asia (PINKSHEETS: BFAR) and Elite Capital Group announced today the signing of a consulting agreement for the development of a 1,000-bed Fangzhuang Hospital and Training Center to be located in Fangzhuang, Beijing. BioPharm Asia will serve as master consultant for the project which is scheduled to begin construction in 2012. MarketWire

What to Do If You Missed Medicare's 2012 Annual Enrollment Period: PlanPrescriber Offers 7 Tips
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) -- The 2012 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) officially ended on December 7, 2011, which is three weeks earlier than in years past. At the end of October, one-in-five seniors (19%) on Medicare were unaware that the dates for AEP had changed in 2011, according to an Opinion Research Survey sponsored by MarketWire

Nordural Helguvik Receives Results of Power Arbitration
Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced today that its subsidiary, Nordural Helguvik hf, has received the results of its arbitration with one of the power suppliers to its Helguvik greenfield smelter MarketWire

Revestor Launches Its Patent Pending Real Estate Search Software in Phoenix
Revestor, is a website for homebuyers and real estate investors to search homes for sale by the highest potential returns. Revestor's technology is poised to re-establish buyer and investor confidence in the Phoenix real estate market. MarketWire

Jones Soda Co. Strengthens Board of Directors With Appointment of Richard Cautero
Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category and known for its unique branding and innovative marketing, today announced Richard Cautero has joined the company's Board of Directors. Cautero, a noted executive leader in the consumer packaged goods space, was appointed to the role by the existing Board of Directors. MarketWire

BHGR Partner Richard Greenleaf Accepted Into National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP (BHGR), one of the Boulder/Denver region's premier local law firms, today announced that Richard F. Greenleaf has been selected for membership into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. MarketWire

FFF Enterprises Launches 2012-13 MyFluVaccine Ordering With Expanded Portfolio
FFF Enterprises, Inc., the nation's largest and most trusted distributor of flu vaccine, announced today that its expanded portfolio of flu vaccine for the 2012-13 flu season is now available for purchase. Customers who order early can choose their preferred delivery dates to match their vaccination schedule. MarketWire

Invensys Signs Technology Agreement With Shell
Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, today announced that it has signed a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver comprehensive software solutions and services for Shell. MarketWire

RYU Successfully Concludes First Biannual Sales Meeting
Respect Your Universe Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) ( is pleased to announce the successful completion of the first biannual RYU Sales Meeting at the Wynn Hotel, Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. MarketWire

New Year's Resolutions: eHealthInsurance Shows That Keeping Health-Related Goals May Save You Money
Today eHealthInsurance (NASDAQ: EHTH), the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families and small businesses, described how keeping your New Year's resolutions and utilizing key health insurance benefits can help you save money. MarketWire

El Paso Corporation Announces Estimates for Year-End 2011 Proved Reserves, Risked Unproved Resources and Full-Year 2011 Production
El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) announced today the following forecasts for its exploration & production business unit: MarketWire

Xfire Launches New Feature to Allow Gamers to Capture In-Game Video and Share to Their YouTube Channels
Xfire (, the world's leading social service for gamers with more than 19 million users, announces today that users of its popular gaming app can now easily capture and share videos of their game play directly to their YouTube channels in addition to Xfire users have already captured over 5 MarketWire

Foxit(R) Launches PhantomPDF(TM) 5.1
Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced PhantomPDF™ 5.1, the newest release of business-ready PDF software which allows users to create professional documents and forms quickly, affordably, and securely MarketWire

BioElectronics Announces Chinese Patent
BioElectronics Corporation. (OTCQB: BIEL) (PINKSHEETS: BIEL), the maker of inexpensive, disposable drug-free topical pain devices, announced today that the Peoples Republic of China State Intellectual Property Office has issued a Utility Model Patent Number ZL20112008635.4 for its unique Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Device and its affixing methods. MarketWire

TRUSTe Unveils Top Online Privacy Predictions for 2012
With 2011 quickly coming to a close, TRUSTe, the leading online privacy solutions provider, today unveiled its online privacy predictions for 2012. As online businesses grew in 2011 -- through innovative technologies in advertising, cloud services and mobile apps -- the call for online privacy rang loudly and repeatedly throughout the industry MarketWire

ERA Real Estate Signs Master Franchise Agreement to Develop ERA Presence in Brazil
ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, today announced the signing of a 25-year master franchise agreement that will expand the brand into Brazil. Joao Range, a real estate professional with extensive commercial and residential experience, and his colleagues at ERA Brasil will develop the ERA Real Estate franchise system throughout the country's 27 states. MarketWire

OCI to Sell US$ 300 million in to Local Market
OCI to Sell Approximately US$ 300 million in to Local Market to RepayEGP 1.65 billion Bond as Part of its Refinancing PackageOrascom Construction Industries (OCI) announced today that it intendsto sell approximately US$ 300 million of currency in to the localEgyptian market to repay its outstanding EGP 1.65 billion local bond MarketWire

As Seen On TV, Inc.'s Kevin Harrington Featured on ABC's The View
As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV) (PINKSHEETS: ASTV), the parent company of TVGoods, Inc., a direct response marketing company, announced that Chairman and Founder Kevin Harrington appeared on ABC's The View on Thursday, December 15, during a segment featuring As Seen On TV products. MarketWire

Campus Entertainment Survey Finds Fashion and Tech Items Top Student Holiday Wish Lists
According to a recent survey of college students, Santa needs to brush up on his sense of fashion. The survey was conducted by college marketing company Campus Entertainment and included over 2,000 students on campuses across the country. MarketWire

NuBoard Media's In-Seat Advertising Medium Selected by Top Brands at College Bowl Games
NuBoard Media Group, the South Florida-based sports and entertainment Company, has partnered with well known brands including AllState, Tostitos and Capital One at seven (7) college football bowl games to implement their in-seat advertising media vehicle MarketWire

Historic Partnership With the Bar Pages Announced
Godfather Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ENKG) announced that one of its subsidiaries, the Bar Pages, has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with The Los Angeles Blues a USL Pro Soccer Team. MarketWire

Wildlife WayStation Supporter Files Claim Against the U.S. Department of Agriculture Arising From Efforts to Help Animals
The RHL Group, Inc. ( today announced that Bob Lorsch, the company's chairman, has filed a four million dollar Federal Tort Claim against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) following procedures required before filing a lawsuit for Malicious Prosecution and other possible claims MarketWire

VelaTel Acquires Serbian Broadband Operator Verat

PKR Unveils Full Stocking of Christmas Goodies
Next-gen online poker room PKR has unveiled its Christmas promotional offering, which includes a festive tournament schedule, loyalty points Happy Hours and an exclusive Forum Invitational event. MarketWire

Daxor Announces the Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System (VA NYHHS) Acquires BVA-100 Blood Volume Analyzer & Initiates Dialysis Study
Daxor Corporation (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the start of a study utilizing the Daxor BVA-100 Blood Volume Analyzer to guide fluid therapy for patients undergoing renal dialysis. Daxor received a signed trial agreement from the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan campus, in July 2011 MarketWire

Noninvasive Medical Technologies, Inc. Announces Details for Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Noninvasive Medical Technologies, Inc. (NMT), an award-winning company engaged in pioneering highly advanced remote patient monitoring solutions, today announced that it will host its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 beginning at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time and concluding at approximately 11:30 AM Pacific Time. MarketWire

Whaleback Managed Services Offers New Polycom(R) VVX(R) 500 Multimedia Business Phone

JDSU Receives 2011 Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) announced today that its LTE Network Trial Solution received the 2011 Mobility Tech Zone Wireless Backhaul Distinction Award, the third annual award presented by TMC and Crossfire Media MarketWire

Lombard Risk Acquires Regulatory Reporting Business of SOFGEN
Editors Note: There is one photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Neste Oil celebrates the grand opening of Europe's largest renewable diesel refinery in Rotterdam

Townhall and HotAir Announce Results of National GOP Primary
Conservatives have spoken. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has won the and National GOP Primary. Voting ended Thursday, Dec. 15 and Newt Gingrich was declared the winner after over 250,000 votes were cast. MarketWire

Full Swing Golf Simulators Signs Exclusive Partnership With Initial Force AS
Leading golf simulator company, Full Swing Golf, announced today that it has entered into a long term exclusive agreement with Initial Force AS, developers of innovative golf performance products, including Swing Catalyst Pro and Swing Catalyst Studio MarketWire

Data Centers and Carriers Driving Growth of Ethernet Switch and PHY Chip Market According to New Linley Group Report
The Ethernet switch-chip market grew to a record $1.6 billion in 2011 according to The Linley Group's recently released "A Guide Ethernet Switch and PHY Chips" report. This eighth edition report analyzes more than 15 vendors and provides strategic analysis, detailed product descriptions, design examples, a roadmap of future products where available, and head-to-head product comparisons MarketWire

Fidelis Signs Additional $77 Million Contract to Supply 42MW Capacity Solar Modules
Fidelis Energy Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FDEI) announced today that it has entered into a long-term solar module supply agreement with Lagofrio Energy Solutions (LES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TinSol Energy (pty) Ltd. (TSEL), Johannesburg, South Africa MarketWire

VidScale's MediaWarp(TM) Software Selected to Enhance Functionality of Avail-TVN's AnyView(TM) Multiscreen Video Service for IP-Connected and Mobile Devices
VidScale, a leading provider of carrier-class content delivery network (CDN) services, federated transparent caching and bandwidth optimization for the cable, mobile and ISP markets, has been selected and deployed by Avail-TVN, the leading digital media services company, to provide key functionality for the company's AnyView multiplatform, multiscreen video service. MarketWire

Corrections Corporation of America Announces Extension of Early Tender Deadline for Its Tender Offer for up to $150 Million of Its 6 1/4% Senior Notes Due 2013
Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) (the "Company" or "CCA") today announced that it has extended the early tender deadline for its previously announced cash tender offer for up to $150 million (the "Tender Cap") of the Company's $375 million aggregate principal amount outstanding 6 1/4% Senior Notes due 2013 (the "Notes") to 11:59 p.m MarketWire

Cytori Completes IDE Filing for Chronic Myocardial Ischemia ATHENA Trial of the Celution(R) System
Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CYTX) filed its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to begin a clinical trial of the Company's Celution® System for chronic myocardial ischemia (CMI). MarketWire

GRNE's Salon Revenues Hit $236,640 in November 2011; Up 17% Over November of 2010
Green Endeavors, Inc. (OTCQB: GRNE), a majority owned subsidiary of Nexia Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NXHD), is proud to announce that Landis Lifestyle Salons' revenues continue to grow. MarketWire

Zayo Completes Fiber Build Into Cheyenne Data Center Provider Green House Data
Zayo Group announces the completion of a fiber build into the Green House Data facility, Wyoming's first multi-tenant data center, offering cloud hosting and colocation services. In addition to the build, Zayo will provide IP Transit service to Green House Data while enabling on-net connectivity to its 70 tenants from 24 states and 3 countries. MarketWire

Solae-Led EUR 11 Million Research Project on Magnetic Protein Separation -- Funded by European Union Commission -- Hits Major Milestones
Solae, the world leader in soy-based ingredients, is leading a four-year EUR 11 million research project -- MagPro2Life -- funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union (EU) Commission that includes researchers from Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K MarketWire

Year in Review: Healthline Networks Unveils Top 10 Health Searches on Web and Mobile
Healthline Networks, the leading health search and information services provider, today released the most searched health terms across the Healthline HealthWeb in 2011, revealing that people using desktops and laptops search for more serious conditions, such as diabetes and cancer MarketWire

Realize Shows Its Christmas Spirit With Charitable Giving
As Christmas nears, employees at Realize Inc. are adopting a family through the United Christmas Service, a United Way of Central Indiana program that provides food, clothing and toys to families across the region in need. MarketWire

ComSci Partners With Connectria Hosting to Provide Customers With Award-Winning IT Financial and IT Business Management Applications Through the Cloud
ComSci, the award-winning technology financial management solutions company, announced today details of its partnership with Connectria Hosting, a global managed data infrastructure hosting company MarketWire

MSC Software and Sigmadyne Announce New Capabilities for Optimization of Optical Systems
MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Sigmadyne, a finite element analysis consulting and software development company, has released extended capabilities for the analysis of optical systems using MSC Nastran as their primary simulation software. MarketWire

CNH Global N.V. Non-Binding Indication of Interest With Respect to the Potential Launch of a Voluntary Tender Offer for 100% of Kverneland ASA's Outstanding Shares
CNH Global NV ("CNH") confirms that it has today sent to the Kverneland ASA Board of Directors a non-binding indication of interest with respect to the potential launch of a voluntary tender offer for 100% of Kverneland ASA's outstanding shares at a price per share equal to NOK 9.50 (equivalent to an aggregate consideration of USD 246 million for 100% of Kverneland ASA's outstanding shares) MarketWire

MacroSolve and Click Here's Mobile App Co-Marketing Initiative Produces Substantial Customer Pipeline
MacroSolve, Inc. (OTCQB: MCVE) (PINKSHEETS: MCVE) ("MacroSolve" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile technologies, apps and solutions for business, is pleased to announce productive and positive results from its marketing partnership with Click Here, the digital division of The Richards Group, America's largest private ad agency MarketWire

IHOP Open to Make Christmas Day Merry
IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will be open Christmas Day* to the delight of thousands counting on their local IHOP to serve up their favorites. As one of the most Googled terms on Christmas Day(1), IHOP has clearly become a tradition among guests who wish to take a break from the flurry of holiday activities and let someone else handle the cooking. MarketWire

American Marketing Association and Jeffrey Hayzlett Announce Strategic Partnership
Former Fortune 100 c-suite executive, bestselling author and international marketing phenomenon, Jeffrey Hayzlett joins the American Marketing Association (AMA) as an expert contributor. MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "eDiscovery - Market Quadrant, 2011"
The latest market brief by The Radicati Group, "eDiscovery - Market Quadrant, 2011" provides a competitive analysis of the eDiscovery market. eDiscovery, solutions enable organizations to identify, preserve, collect, process, review, analyze, and produce data in order to meet compliance, records management, and legal discovery requirements MarketWire

C3 Wins "Award of Excellence" at the 2011 Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum
C3, an energy and emissions management solutions provider, announced today that the company was awarded an Award of Excellence at the 2011 Platts Global Energy Outlook Forum, held on December 1, 2011 in New York City MarketWire

Extorre Gold Mines Limited: Extorre Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Technical Report for Cerro Moro
Extorre Gold Mines Limited (AMEX: XG; TSX:XG; Frankfurt: E1R, "Extorre" or the "Company") is pleased to announcethefiling of an updated National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineralresourceestimate for its Cerro Moro project. MarketWire

Mattson Technology Gains Market Share in Advanced Logic With Volume SUPREMA(R) Strip Orders From Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has received orders for multiple SUPREMA photoresist strip systems from a leading semiconductor manufacturer MarketWire

Green Plastics and PET Recycling Gain Ground as Chemical Industry Spending Continues to Improve
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Over the past decade, the Chemical Processing Industry (CPI) has witnessed a growing movement toward "going green," as consumers and industry advocate groups began to make demands on the industry to take a leading role in preserving the environment and resources MarketWire

MISO Approves Billions of Dollars of Midwestern Transmission Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) (Carmel, Indiana) approved construction of 17 high-voltage electric transmission projects worth $5.2 billion in aggregate value. Sixteen of these projects were approved by MISO earlier this month; they join one high-voltage transmission project the group had endorsed earlier MarketWire

Power3 Medical Prepares for Adult Stem Cell Initiative
Power3 Medical Products, Inc. (OTCBB: PWRM), a biotechnology company, announced today the assembly of the foundational elements of its initiative to enter the adult stem cell arena, including: MarketWire

SpeakingPal(R) Plus!(TM) Mobile Service for Learning English Now Available in the Apple App(TM) Store and the Android Market
Educational Testing Service (ETS) has teamed up with SpeakingPal Ltd. to offer SpeakingPal® Plus!™, a mobile learning product that helps users build English speaking skills anytime, anywhere MarketWire

RHJ International: Asahi Tec - Announcement Concerning Possibility of Extraordinary Losses Due to Breach of Representations and Warranties Given in Connection with Sale of its Consolidated Subsidiary

Verimatrix Explores Evolving Content Licensing and Security Requirements for Multi-Screen Video Services in New White Paper
Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced the availability of a new white paper, titled "Navigating Content Licensing and Security Requirements for Multi-screen Video Services MarketWire

Echo360 Executive Abhi Madhugiri Joins National Youth Leadership Council Board of Directors
Abhijit Madhugiri, Vice President of International Business Development for Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, will join the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) Board of Directors on January 1st, 2012 under a two-year term to help guide their overall effort in developing service-learning programs for America's youth MarketWire

Cloud9 Real Time Becomes Authorized Sage Hosting Provider
Cloud9 Real Time, the leader in cloud-hosted financial applications, is now an Authorized Commercial Host for Sage. The Sage Hosting Provider Program qualifies hosting providers based on an array of criteria and ensures the host provider meets Sage requirements. Sage is a leading developer for financial applications, most popular for their Peachtree and Simply Accounting products. MarketWire

Xunlight Supplies 208 KW of Solar Modules for Two European Rooftop Projects
Xunlight Corporation ("Xunlight"), an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of flexible and lightweight thin-film silicon solar modules, announced today that it has sold 208 KW of its powerful solar panels through European channel partners for two rooftop installations in Europe. MarketWire

Bag It! Grocery Bagging Puzzle Game Launches Worldwide for Mobile Devices
In response to eager grocery bagging fans around the world, Bag It!, the popular iOS and Android game developed by Hidden Variable Studios, is launching custom tailored localized versions of its game in six new languages (Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian and Spanish) this holiday season MarketWire

Mobile Social Media Users to Reach 650m in 2011 Rising to 1.3bn in 2016
A new report from Juniper Research finds that the continuing increase in smartphone adoption and the rise of geosocial networking will push the number of mobile social media users from 650 million this year to 1.3 billion by 2016; more than the total number of social media users on all platforms today. MarketWire

Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD) ranks pharmaceutical companies' social media presence
Cegedim StrategicData(CSD), leading provider ofintegrated healthcare market research and worldwide promotional audits, hasinitiated a study comparing the ranking of pharmaceutical companies' spendontraditional promotional channels to their presence on two leading socialmediachannels - Facebook and Twitter. MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Will Highlight Innovative Programmable Logic Design Solutions for Mobile Devices at CES 2012
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it will be hosting a private hospitality meeting suite at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 10-13, 2012. The suite will be located in the Las Vegas Hilton, North Hall, 28th Floor, Suite 127. MarketWire

TenCate Geosynthetics delivers strong performance with innovations and projects
TenCate Geosynthetics is delivering a strong performance globally, withapproximately 15% organic sales growth to date. This strong performance istheresult of the introduction of new products, as well as a growing need forsustainable environmental concepts, water management and marine solutions MarketWire

Galapagos achieves clinical Proof-of-Mechanism milestone in GSK alliance

TECHNICOLOR: Technicolor accelerates its cost reduction actions to address a more challenging European environment
Following a meeting of the Board ofDirectors of Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH), the Group provides an updateonits full year 2011 objectives and announces it considers acceleratedrestructuring actions to adapt its cost structure to what is expected to be acontinuing challenging macroeconomic environment in Europe throughout 2012. MarketWire

Ambient Digital Vietnam Selects Amobee
Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, today announces that Ambient Digital, Vietnam's largest mobile advertising network, has chosen Amobee PULSE for Publishers to manage all mobile advertising for thousands of publishers and global brands in the Ambient AdNetwork. MarketWire

Merah Cipta Media to Partner With Amobee to Lead Mobile Advertising in Indonesia
Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, today announces that MCM group, one of the largest digital media and advertising groups in Indonesia, has selected Amobee PULSE for Advertisers and Amobee PULSE for Publishers as their comprehensive platforms to maximize mobile advertising revenue for both large advertisers and publishers. MarketWire

Appian Named Shortlist Leader in Ovum BPM Decision Matrix Report
Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced that global industry analyst firm Ovum has named Appian to the prestigious "Shortlist" in its new "Decision Matrix: Selecting a Business Process Management Vendor 2011" report. MarketWire

Novo Nordisk A/S : Novo Nordisk A/S - Share repurchase programme
Company Announcement 79 2011: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of ThomsonReuters clients MarketWire

Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. Announces Completion of Rights Offering
Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. (the "Fund")(NYSE Amex: CLM) is pleased to announce the completion of its one-for-three rights offering which expired Friday, December 16, 2011. The rights offering was over-subscribed. Under the terms of the rights offering, record date stockholders were entitled to purchase one newly issued share of common stock of the Fund for every three rights held MarketWire

Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc. Announces Completion of Rights Offering
Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc. (the "Fund")(NYSE Amex: CRF) is pleased to announce the completion of its one-for-three rights offering which expired Friday, December 16, 2011. The rights offering was over-subscribed. Under the terms of the rights offering, record date stockholders were entitled to purchase one newly issued share of common stock of the Fund for every three rights held MarketWire

SERABI GOLD plc ("Serabi" or "the Company") Board Appointment
Serabi Mining plc (AIM: SRB) (TSX: SBI) (TSX: SBI.WT), the Brazilian focused gold exploration Company, is pleased to announce that Christopher Kingsman has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. MarketWire

Danaos Corporation Adds One More 8,530 TEU Containership to Its Fleet
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, announced that on December 15, 2011, it took delivery of one more newly built containership, the CMA CGM SAMSON, expanding its operational fleet to a total of 59 containerships aggregating 291,149 TEU. MarketWire

RHJ International: Asahi Tec Corporation - Notice of Revised Financial Results Forecast
RHJ International ("RHJI", the "Company"),alimited liability company organized under the laws of Belgium, havingitsregistered office at Avenue Louise 326, 1050 Brussels, announces that AsahiTecCorporation, filed with the Tokyo Stock Exchange a notice of revisedfinancialresults forecast issued on December 19, 2011, for the year endingMarch31, 2012. MarketWire

Galapagos increases share capital through warrant exercises
Mechelen, Belgium; 19 December 2011 - Galapagos NV (BRUX: GLPG)announced today a capital increase arising from employee warrant exercises. Since its inception in 1999, Galapagos has used warrant plans toincentivize personnel and management and have them share in the successof the company MarketWire

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. to Make Presentation in San Francisco at the Pritchard Capital Partners Energy Conference
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) will make a presentation at Pritchard Capital Partners Energize 2012 Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1:40 PM PST. MarketWire

RHJ International: Transparency Declaration: Notification - McElvaine Investment Management Ltd.
In accordance with the rules on financial transparency, McElvaineInvestmentManagement Ltd. sent a notification confirming that the aggregateamount ofshares they hold has reached on December 14, 2011, the threshold of 3%of thetotal outstanding shares issued by RHJ International ("RHJI"). On December 14, 2011, McElvaine Investment Management Ltd MarketWire

The New America High Income Fund, Inc. Declares Dividends
The New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: HYB) announced today the following dividends: MarketWire

Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against GLG Life Tech Corporation


Heijmans adjusts prefab production
As indicated in the semi-annual figures and the trading update, market conditions in the prefab concrete market are difficult and Heijmans has therefore announced a number of measures. Heijmans intends to sharply reduce the production capacity of its Bestcon prefab concrete factory. GlobeNewswire

Sale of Valartis Bonus Card AG to Cornèr Banca SA completed
Valartis Group AG /Sale of Valartis Bonus Card AG to Cornèr Banca SA completed. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire


Everything for hospitals - 'Hospital Build Europe 2012' trade fair for hospital construction, operation and infrastructure
EUROFORUM Deutschland SE /Everything for hospitals - 'Hospital Build Europe 2012' trade fair for hospital construction, operation and infrastructure . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil celebrates the grand opening of Europe's largest renewable diesel refinery in Rotterdam
Neste Oil CorporationPress release19 December 2011 at 3:00 pm (EET) GlobeNewswire

NIB finances network upgrade for Danish Thy-Mors Energi
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Thy-Mors Energi Elnet A/S have signed a loan totalling DKK 50 million (EUR 6.7 million) for financing the energy company's five-year investment programme aimed at improving the operating security of the electricity distribution network. GlobeNewswire

EMGS to mobilise the EM Leader in Asia
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announces its decision to mobilise the vessel EM Leader in response to increased market demand in Asia.EMGS has received a Letter of Intent from a major international oil company for a six-week 3D EM data acquisition project offshore Brunei GlobeNewswire

Kitron: Close down of Kitron Karlskoga
Following information provided on November 9, 2011 related to changes at Kitron AB in Karlskoga, Kitron has reached a decision to close down the site. GlobeNewswire

Endomines intersects 3.1 g/t gold over 28 meters: confirms potential of the Karelian Gold Line
The press release including tables can be downloaded from the following link: Press release (PDF) GlobeNewswire

Nestlé S.A. - have you tried the Nestlé Investor Relations app?
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé S.A. - have you tried the Nestlé Investor Relations app?. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SeaBird - Notice to the bondholders regarding payments
Cyprus, 19 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

Tieto wins two innovation awards
Tieto Corporation PRESS RELEASE 19 December 2011 at 11.00 am EETFinancial-i magazine has announced the winners for its sixth annual Leaders in Innovation awards. Tieto won the award in e-invoicing as well as SWIFT corporate access categories GlobeNewswire

Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd : Director/PDMR Shareholding
Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited GlobeNewswire

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