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Asipac White Paper reveals impact of opening up FDI in retail
Bangalore, Dec.2 (ANI-Business Wire India): While there has been a lot of media coverage on the hot debate about the benefits and pitfalls of allowing 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail, several important issues have not been properly highlighted either by the government or by those opposing the move. ANI

China's manufacturing index drops to 49 in November indicating further economic slowdown
China's purchasing managers' index (PMI), which gauges manufacturing activity, shrank to 49 in November from 50.4 in October for the first time in nearly three years indicating a further economic slowdown. ANI

Yahoo shares rise on Alibaba takeover bid report
Yahoo shares have surged amid reports that China's Alibaba Group is preparing a takeover bid with private equity firms Blackstone and Bain Capital. ANI

IMF to scale down global economic growth forecast due to financial crisis
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it would scale down the global economic growth since financial crisis fuelled by the eurozone debt crisis was adversely affecting global economic output. ANI

UN economists fear 2nd recession of global economy
The global economy is at a risk of facing another major downturn, a report has suggested. ANI

Ex J and K CM Sayeed opposes FDI in retail
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and patron of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, has opposed the government's decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the multi-brand retail sector. ANI

Joseph Stiglitz on China Trade, Occupy Wall Street, and More
Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains why he has "a lot of reservations" about the recently formed Trans Pacific Partnership led by the United States, but not including China. For these thoughts and more, please view the HKTDC videohere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrnadEYpER4The transcript is available for download at: www.acnnewswire ACN Newswire

BIP Asia to Explore New Opportunities in IP Trading
More than 550 participants took part in BIP Asia (Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum), which opens today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) ACN Newswire

Record Result for TSMC at the IR Magazine Greater China Awards
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) swept the board at the IR Magazine Greater China Awards held in Hong Kong yesterday, picking up seven awards in total ACN Newswire

Marcus Evans Launches the In-House Legal Counsel Conference
Legal counsels today are operating in challenging corporate and economic environments that are constantly changing and evolving. These changes have resulted in the need to evaluate present activities and adapt to new roles and responsibilities ACN Newswire

Eisai Announces Commencement of Operations of a New Research Facility at H3 Biomedicine
Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that the company's U.S. research subsidiary H3 Biomedicine held a ceremony on December 1 (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) in Massachusetts, Cambridge, to mark the official opening and commencement of operations of its new research facility ACN Newswire

Mitsubishi Enters Offshore Undersea Transmission Operation Business
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), through its wholly owned special purpose company and its UK based subsidiary, has acquired a 50% share of the Walney 1 offshore transmission assets (hereafter "Walney 1") ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters Announces New Organizational Structure and Leadership
Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI), the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the new organizational structure and leadership it will adopt as of January 1, 2012 ACN Newswire

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

American Axle & Manufacturing Announces Officer Appointments
Detroit, Michigan, December 1, 2011 - American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM), today announced the following new officer appointments:Mark S. Barrett has been appointed group Vice President, Engineering, Product Development and Procurement. Previously, he served as AAM's Vice President, Engineering and Product Development ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters Awarded Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Provide Most Complete Source of LRRK2-Protein Biological Maps for Parkinson's Disease
Thomson Reuters MetaCore suite instrumental in helping researchers find disease's cure Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, December 1, 2011 - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals and the global leader in scientific information, announced today a grant from The Michael J ACN Newswire

Power2Switch Raises $1.3 Million From Chicago Investors
Power2Switch (www.Power2Switch.com), the Chicago startup that brings awareness of energy deregulation and enables residents and businesses to reduce energy costs by switching electricity providers, has raised $1.3 million dollars in capital. Power2Switch will use the financing to hire additional employees, accelerate sales and marketing, and expand the business into other deregulated states. MarketWire

Darren Aronofsky-Directed Video for Lou Reed and Metallica "The View" From Their Album Lulu to Premiere Exclusively on IFC.com on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 10 AM EST
The Darren Aronofsky-directed video for "The View," from Lou Reed and Metallica's album Lulu, will premiere exclusively this Saturday, December 3rd at 10 AM on IFC.com and will be promoted on the IFC television network. Although the original plan was to shoot a performance video of "Iced Honey," when everyone got together, it became obvious "The View" was the way to go. MarketWire

Roy Johnson Joins EcoFactor Team as CEO
EcoFactor™, the leading residential energy management company, today announced that Roy Johnson, a veteran executive in the energy and telecommunication industries, is joining EcoFactor as CEO. With nearly three decades of experience in the technology and energy sectors, Johnson has held numerous leadership roles at Calisolar Inc., Redline Networks, 2Wire, and 3Com Corporation MarketWire

Farmers Insurance Claims Teams Help Wind Storm Victims Throughout New Mexico
Farmers Insurance claims personnel, agents, District Managers and employees throughout New Mexico are helping victims of the wind storms that have continued steadily this week. MarketWire

Farmers Insurance Claims Teams Continuing to Help Wind Storm Victims Throughout Utah
Farmers Insurance claims personnel, agents, District Managers and employees throughout Utah are continuing to help victims of the wind storms that have continued steadily this week. MarketWire

Union Equity, Inc. Expands Office Space to San Diego, California
Union Equity Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UNQT) is pleased to announce that it has opened virtual office space located at 4445 Eastgate Mall on the second floor in San Diego, California. This temporary space will be used for Union Equity, Inc.'s management team to hold meetings with funding groups, investors, and wholesalers located on the West Coast MarketWire

New Lowe's-Exclusive Bosch Dishwasher Saves Customers Time and Energy
Homeowners can now take advantage of advanced features on the new, exclusive to Lowe's, Bosch 500 Series dishwasher with recessed handle at an extremely affordable price point. With its sleek, stainless steel, European design, who said luxury shouldn't fit within your means? MarketWire

Mattersight Provides Update Regarding Tax Withholdings for Equity Awards
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) today provided an update regarding its policy for providing tax share withholding in connection with the quarterly vestings of its executive officers' restricted stock awards. MarketWire

Saxena White P.A. Represents Investors in Securities Fraud Class Action Against China-Biotics, Inc.
Saxena White P.A. is representing all shareholders in a securities class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased the securities of China-Biotics, Inc. ("China-Biotics" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CHBT) during the period between July 10, 2008 and August 30, 2010, inclusive (the "Class Period") MarketWire

eCrypt (ECRY) Launches eCrypt Me Total Email Security For Just $8 a Month
eCrypt Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ECRY) is pleased to announce it has completed the beta phase of its secure platform eCrypt Me. The Company is announcing the platform has gone live today, moving the company into its revenue model MarketWire

Worth Ave. Group Launches New "Technology in Education" Grant Giveaway Program Across K-12 Schools Nationwide
Worth Ave. Group, a full service electronics device insurance provider (www.worthavegroup.com), is pleased to announce the official launch of its 'Technology in Education' grant giveaway program MarketWire

Jason Mraz Launches Jason Mraz Foundation With Intimate Hometown Benefit Concert; Sold Out Performance Slated for Tomorrow at the Famed Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California; Foundation Established to Support Organizations Devoted to Human Equality, Environment Preservation, Arts & Educati
Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced the establishment of the Jason Mraz Foundation, devoted to supporting a number of charities for which he has been a dedicated and impassioned advocate MarketWire

ChromaGen Launches "We Read Better" Blog
ChromaGen Vision today announced the launch of its "We Read Better" blog, an interactive platform that will educate and connect ChromaGen wearers, eye care professionals and those with a general interest in reading. MarketWire

Gardner Denver, Inc. Appoints Vice President, Human Resources
Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) today announced the appointment of Susan Gunn as Vice President, Human Resources of Gardner Denver, Inc. effective January 1, 2012. Ms. Gunn will report to Barry L. Pennypacker, Gardner Denver's President and Chief Executive Officer, and will be based in the company's global headquarters in Wayne, PA. MarketWire

Augme Technologies, Inc. Comments on USPTO Reexamination Decision
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 commented on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's ("USPTO") decision to grant Yahoo! Inc.'s request for reexamination on the Company's U.S. Patent No MarketWire

Falls Communications Sweeps PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards
Falls Communications received the two highest honors at today's Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Cleveland Rocks program -- the "Best in Show" and "Judge's Choice" awards. In addition, the firm received a total of 14 awards in numerous categories for both consumer and business-to-business communications programs MarketWire

TIBCO Software Schedules Q4 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that it will release financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year end 2011 on Wednesday, December 21, 2011. TIBCO's fourth quarter ended on November 30, 2011. MarketWire

NetApp to Participate in the Barclays Technology Conference on December 7, 2011
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that Steve Gomo, chief financial officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the Barclays Technology Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 8:15 a.m. Pacific Time. MarketWire

Introducing CityEats: A New Online Reservation Service for Restaurants and Food Lovers
CityEats, the future of restaurant reservations, launches in Washington, D.C. as the city's most comprehensive reservation destination. The new service provides benefits to both local consumers and restaurant owners. MarketWire

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

Jimmy Fallon Releases Comedy Record on Warner Bros. Records
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's multi-talented host, Jimmy Fallon, has joined the Warner Music Nashville roster to release his comedy record off of Warner Bros. Records. Set for release in Summer 2012, the record will include music, parodies and other impresario compositions that became instant classics after performances by Jimmy and his guests on the Late Night show MarketWire

Travis Matthew Johnson to Collaborate With CFDA Designer Shane Baum on New Luxury Lifestyle Apparel Collection
Travis Matthew Johnson, the former founder and creative director of golf apparel company Travis Mathew, in collaboration with CFDA designer Shane Baum will launch Leisure Society as a new luxury lifestyle apparel collection at the PGA show in Orlando this January 26th through 28th MarketWire

SkinStore.com Announces the Addition of Karmissie Hair Removal Device
SkinStore.com, the nation's leading e-commerce specialty retailer providing scientifically sound solutions for healing and maintaining healthy skin, has added the Karmissie hair removal device to its assortment of premium products. MarketWire

spalook.com Announces the Addition of Sjal Skincare
spalook.com, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the skin care brand Sjal to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

Ovation Payroll Releases iPhone and Android Payroll Apps
Ovation Payroll has released two new applications that allow employees of their customers to access their personal payroll information directly from their smart-phones. The new apps are available for iPhone, iPad, and all Android devices and may be downloaded for free in either the iTunes Store or Android Market. MarketWire

Global Soap Project and Penske Truck Rental Work Together to Help Developing Nations
Penske Truck Rental today assisted in the delivery of 7,000 pounds of soap that will be recycled by the Global Soap Project, to support the Atlanta-based non-profit's mission of distributing refined soap to developing countries. MarketWire

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.: Results of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX: PTQ)(OTCQX: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) ("Petaquilla" or the "Company") announces the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") held in Vancouver, BC, on December 1, 2011. MarketWire

Pontiflex Unveils Industry's First International Signup Ad Platform
Pontiflex, the industry's leading mobile signup ad platform, today announced the release of Pontiflex AppLeads International SDK. The new SDK provides developers based in the U.S. with the ability to serve country-specific ads in local languages, and enables them to tap into the exploding worldwide mobile advertising market. MarketWire

Venoco, Inc. Hires Sr. VP - Bus. Development & Acquisitions
Venoco, Inc. (NYSE: VQ) announced today that Mark DePuy will rejoin the company as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Acquisitions. MarketWire

SeCura Partners Tells Evanston Teacher's Union That "Something's Got to Give"
Dan Gridley, president of SeCura Partners, recently told the board of directors of District 202 teacher's union in Evanston that the probability of pension reform is near "100 percent." He said "something's got to give" because Illinois' funding ability is unsustainable without restructuring the state's pension obligation. MarketWire

Lumenpulse Unveils Corporate Headquarters With "Evolution of Light" Event in Montreal, Canada
Lumenpulse Inc. (www.lumenpulse.com), a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance, architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, today unveiled its completed Corporate Headquarters located in Montreal, Canada. MarketWire

Weiss Ratings: High-End Medigap Plans Available at Basic-Plan Prices
High-end Plan F Medicare supplement insurance policies (Medigap) are readily available at or below prices charged for the basic Plan A or mid-level Plan C, according to a new analysis by Weiss Ratings, an independent rating agency of U.S. financial institutions MarketWire

Murray Wise Associates
In the news release, "Lincoln County Farmland Brings $2,675,000," issued earlier today by Murray Wise Associates, we are advised by the company that the headline should read "Logan County Farmland Brings $2,675,000" rather than "Lincoln County Farmland Brings $2,675,000" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION(TM) Properties Top Travel + Leisure's World's Best Business Hotels List
Three TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION™ properties have topped Travel + Leisure's World's Best Business Hotels 2011 list in their respective markets. Each hotel was voted number one in their cities by T+L readers. MarketWire

Holman Automotive Dealership Welcomes Aston Martin to Family of Premium Car Options
Holman Automotive announced today the addition of Aston Martin to its family of luxury cars. MarketWire

Plastic Bag Collection Events Tip the Scales on America Recycles Day
Plastic bag recycling took on an educational and festive flair in schools, village squares, college campuses and retail store parking lots during America Recycles Day 2011, as community groups in 35 states embraced the message that plastic bags should not be treated like trash MarketWire

GreenCar Hawaii Launches Green Car-Sharing at the Doubletree
GreenCar Hawaii www.greencarhawaii.com, the first car share company in Hawaii and the only one of its kind serving the travel and tourism markets nationwide, officially launched today at DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Hotel http://bit.ly/sxtdVq, making this the first green, on-demand car sharing service by the hour available at an Oahu hotel. MarketWire

DreamHost Named to Orange County Register's List of Top Workplaces for 2011
DreamHost, a global full-service web hosting company, has today proudly announced its appointment to the Orange County Register's list of Top Workplaces for 2011. MarketWire

Con-way Truckload Raises Nearly $65,000 in Annual Truckloads of Treasures Holiday Giving Campaign
Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that its employees raised approximately $65,000 in the company's 18th Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign. In addition to nearly matching last year's contribution, the company raised $100,000 for tornado relief earlier this year. MarketWire

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Welcomes Zaarly to New York
Zaarly (http://www.zaarly.com), a mobile commerce start-up which is offering a new way to buy and sell with people nearby, announced the opening of an office in New York City and were officially welcomed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg MarketWire

Anadarko to Present at Upcoming Energy Symposium
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Al Walker will present at the Wells Fargo Securities 10th Annual Pipeline, MLP, and E&P, Services, and Utility Symposium in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at 8 a.m. EST. A link to the webcast presentation will be available at www.anadarko.com MarketWire

Restaurants Signing Up for Video Job-Interview Service JobOn
Restaurant managers in the Greater Washington area are embracing the new way to interview job seekers using recorded videos through JobOn. Maryland locations include the chain McCormick & Schmick's and as well as individual shops Grill Fire at Arundel Mills mall, Smoothie King in Crofton and Café Deluxe in Gaithersburg. Other locations are Potenza Restaurant in Washington, D.C MarketWire

Missouri Baptist Medical Center Physicians Are First in Missouri to Implant New Heart Failure Device
Cardiologists at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, one of Missouri's leading heart centers, were the first in the state to implant a new type of cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), designed to better manage patients with heart failure MarketWire

New Adult Domain .XXX Races Towards Launch With Sponsorship of the 2011 Race of Champions
ICM Registry, the official registry for the new .XXX top-level domain (TLD), is speeding towards its global general availability of .XXX domain names on December 6, 2011 with a premium sponsorship of the international Race of Champions at Düsseldorf's ESPRIT arena MarketWire

John Ryan Named BBVA Digital Signage Partner
John Ryan, a global provider of Total Store Messaging -- integrated print and multimedia point-of-purchase retail marketing solutions for major financial institutions, announced its selection as BBVA's digital signage partner. Madrid-based BBVA ranks among the Top 20 retail banks in the world, with 3,000 retail branches in Spain and Portugal and 7,400 worldwide. MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- Become a Believer With Neil Diamond Tickets
Crooner Neil Diamond is returning to the road for his first major tour in more than three years. The "I'm a Believer" singer will tour in support of his upcoming greatest hits album. The run will have at least 26 dates beginning on June 1 in Sunrise, FL, and ending on September 1 in Las Vegas, NV. MarketWire

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. to Speak to Institutional Investors
Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCOM) (the "Company"), the parent company of The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh ("Dime"), announced that Vincent F. Palagiano, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Michael P. Devine, the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, and Kenneth J MarketWire

350Green and Simon Property Group Officially Launch Public EV Charging Network in Baltimore and Washington, DC Metro Areas
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SavWatt's New 60-Watt Equivalent LED BEAMER(TM) Bulb Is Now Available -- Big Payback Is in the Maintenance
SavWatt USA, Inc. (OTCBB: SAVW), pioneers in LED lighting and the Green Revolution, announced today that the Company is now shipping its 60-watt equivalent LED BEAMER™ Bulb. At 7 watts of electricity use, the LED BEAMER™ is as bright as a typical 60-watt bulb and works worldwide on 100 volts - 277 volts MarketWire

Payers Outlook for Lipitor Generic Strategy Not Rosy: Market Share Decline Coming Soon
Reimbursement Intelligence, the New Jersey-based market-research firm helping biopharma, medical device and diagnostic firms succeed in managed markets, today announced how payers predict the impact of Pfizer's radical strategy to stay in favor of consumers. MarketWire

KooKoo Bear Kids Celebrates the Holidays With Spectacular Events
KooKoo Bear Kids, an online, catalog, and retail store marketer of designer kids' rooms and exceptional gifts, announces tons of upcoming activities to brighten the holiday season with Santa visits, holiday orchestra music, and fabulous contests where everyone is a winner. MarketWire

Graymark Healthcare Signs Milestone 100th Sleep Center Agreement
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 partnered with Spencer Hospital of Spencer, Iowa to offer comprehensive sleep medicine services to city residents and the surrounding areas. MarketWire

Wine.com Resumes Shipping to Texas in Time for Holiday Shopping
Just in time for the holidays, Wine.com, the #1 online wine retailer, today announced that it has resumed shipping to Texas after a brief hiatus. Customers throughout Texas can now purchase thousands of wines and wine-inspired gifts, which will be delivered from the new Wine.com warehouse in Houston. MarketWire

Bergio International Launches Boutique in Russia
Bergio International (OTCBB: BRGO) announced today that they have opened another Bergio Boutique in a newly opened Estet Jewelry Store in Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia. Estet Jewelry Company is one of the largest jewelry manufacturers in Moscow with approximate revenues of over $200 million MarketWire

Binswanger Named Exclusive Agent for Sale and/or Lease of a Flex Facility in Austin, Texas
Binswanger has been named exclusive agent by DivcoWest Real Estate Services, Inc. for the sale and/or lease of a 204,346 sq. ft. modern, flex building on approximately 18.90 acres situated at 6800 Burleson Road, Building 312 in Austin, Texas. MarketWire

Barrette Outdoor Living and SWP Announce Sales Partnership
Barrette Outdoor Living and SWP Industries, two leading northeast wood fence manufacturers in the industry, announce its business partnership effective December 1, 2011. MarketWire

Paragon Shipping Inc. Announces Receipt of NYSE Notice of Non-Compliance
Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN), or the Company, a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes, announced today that on November 25, 2011, it received notice from the New York Stock Exchange, Inc MarketWire

MOTLEY CRUE in Sin City
Three decades after beginning its iconic journey of debauchery and decadence, MÖTLEY CRÜE has announced plans to invade Las Vegas with the city's first-ever hard rock residency: MÖTLEY CRÜE IN SIN CITY MarketWire

Cincinnati Ballet Stages World Premiere of New Nutcracker
Cincinnati Ballet, its Board of Trustees and Frisch's Restaurants debut the world premiere of Frisch's Presents The New Nutcracker December 15-24, 2011 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts in Cincinnati. The production features all new sets and scenery, costumes and choreography by Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Victoria Morgan. MarketWire

Avaya Government Solutions Selected for U.S. General Services Administration Connections II Telecommunications Contract
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Crosshair Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Crosshair Energy Corporation )(TSX: CXX)(NYSE Amex:CXZ is pleased to announce the appointment of Samuel Yik as Chief Financial Officer, effective as of December 1, 2011. MarketWire

iPass to Present at LD MICRO Investor Conference on December 7
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for both enterprises and service providers, today announced that Steven Gatoff, chief financial officer of iPass, will be presenting at the LD MICRO Investor Conference on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. MarketWire

Tytan Solves Engine Filter Replacement Problem
Tytan Holdings, Inc. ("the Company") (PINKSHEETS: TYTN), is pleased to announce the solution to a long standing problem: Finding the correct filters for your Chinese-made engines. There are approximately 400,000 engines in the US & Canada running everything from tractors to generators to marine equipment MarketWire

CincyTech, QCA, TechCoast Angels Fund Define My Style
Define My Style, an online style community offering teens the opportunity to design, share, advertise and purchase physical and virtual custom products, has closed a $690,000 seed-stage funding round. MarketWire

ASM International N.V. to Host Technology Seminar
ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ:ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it willhosta technical luncheon seminar in Washington D.C., USA, on Wednesday,December7, 2011, the last day of the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) MarketWire

Zayo Acquires 360networks
Zayo announces today it completed its transaction to purchase 360networks. The resulting company is one of the largest Bandwidth Infrastructure companies in North America with an estimated annualized pro forma revenue of $393M. The company's fiber network totals more than 44,000 route miles and nearly two million fiber miles. MarketWire

Micro Imaging Technology Announces the Results of the Annual General Shareholders Meeting
Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: MMTC) (OTCQB: MMTC) announced today that the Company's Annual General Meeting of Shareholders was held at MIT's offices on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM (PST) in accordance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approval of its October 11, 2011 Schedule 14A Filing - Information Required in a Proxy Statement MarketWire

Tyco Retail Solutions to Feature Integrated Retail Store Environment at Annual NRF Convention
Tyco Retail Solutions (www.tycoretailsolutions.com), a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions sold through ADT Security Services, Inc., and authorized business partners worldwide, today announced its plans for the upcoming NRF 101st Annual Convention & EXPO, to be held January 15-18th at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York City MarketWire

Corvus Gold Regains 100% Control of LMS and West Pogo Projects in Alaska
Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") (TSX: KOR)(OTCQX: CORVF) announces that its LMS & West Pogo joint venture partner First Star Resources Inc. ("First Star") has not completed their full work commitment and pursuant to the earn-in agreement made on August 16, 2010 full and unencumbered ownership of the properties has been returned to Corvus Gold MarketWire

Instant Website Technology and www.MyRestaurantWeb.com Announce Major Percentage Gains Over Previous Sales Period
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) is pleased to announce a sales increase of more than 500%, by its recently acquired Instant Web Technologies (IWTI), and www.MyRestaurantWeb.com for the six month period ending June 30, 2011 from the previous year; which has exceeded company insiders' expectations. MarketWire

Ancestry.com Offers Free Public Access to Nearly 60 Million Historical World War II Records in Remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack
In remembrance of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which marked the United States' entrance into World War II, Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, today announced it is offering six days (December 2-7) of free access to its entire World War II Collection MarketWire

Ancestry.com Releases Two Million North Carolina World War II Draft Cards for the First Time Online in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
In remembrance of the upcoming 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor marking the entrance of the United States into World War II, Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM), the world's largest online family history resource, announced it has made available images of nearly two million draft cards filled out by North Carolina residents to its World War II records collection MarketWire

Vanguard Energy Corporation Completes $4,800,000 Initial Public Offering
Vanguard Energy Corporation (OTCBB: VNGEU) announced it had completed a $4,800,000 initial public offering (IPO). The offering consisted of 4,800,000 Units priced at $1.00 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of Common stock and one five-year Warrant to purchase one share of Common stock at a price of $1.50. MarketWire

Backstop Introduces Portfolio Planning Module for Flagship Software Platform
Backstop Solutions Group (BSG), a leading Software-as-a-Service provider to the alternative asset management industry, today announced the addition of Backstop Portfolio Planning to its core portfolio management platform. The new module allows allocators to construct and share customized portfolio scenarios based on target asset allocations within its flagship software platform. MarketWire

Mobile County, Alabama Attracts $1 Billion in Industrial Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Of the $14 billion in industrial projects under development in Alabama, Mobile County is one of the leading counties attracting industrial project development MarketWire

Webtech Wireless Completes Its Largest Utility Sector Deployment in Record Time
Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW) ("Webtech" or the "Company"), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, announced today the successful completion of its largest utility sector fleet deployment to date. MarketWire

Lincoln Property Company Acquires Five Phoenix Properties Totaling 340,646 SF
The Desert West Regional office of Lincoln Property Company, a full-service real estate firm providing property management, receivership services, leasing, development and construction management, announced that it has acquired five industrial buildings in Phoenix -- adding 340,646 square feet to its portfolio. MarketWire

Enjoy Winter Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling and Beauty Along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Benzie County, Michigan
Wintertime outdoor activities and innovative events in Benzie County inspire visitors to come to this Northern Michigan region along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore dubbed the "Most Beautiful Place in America" by viewers of ABC's "Good Morning America MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 12/2
Fed to the rescue, oil and gas, biotech patents, women and money, mortgages; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen (http://www.moneytv.net), featuring informative interviews with company CEOs, providing insights into their operations and outlooks for their futures. MarketWire

Handy Holiday Reminders
(Family Features) Santa makes a list and checks it twice so he doesn't forget anything. Do you? MarketWire

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget
(Family Features) This busy holiday season, entertaining may be at the top of your to-do list, but costs can stack up quickly, especially when it comes to wine. Believe it or not, you can find award-winning wines at low prices -- allowing you to spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank. MarketWire

Holiday Entertaining Made Easy
(Family Features) When preparing a holiday feast, you want to know your friends and family will enjoy every last bite. But cooking the meal can often mean spending more time in the kitchen and less time connecting with loved ones. This holiday season, use these tips and recipes to create truly delicious dishes, while spending more time with your guests. MarketWire

'Tis the Season
(Family Features) If time and money are in short supply, use creativity to turn small splurges into celebrations. Here are holiday ideas and recipes that won't break the bank nor leave you exhausted afterwards. MarketWire

Guerrero Now Listed and Trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Trading Under the Symbol 2GU.F
Guerrero Exploration Inc. ("Guerrero" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GEX)(FRANKFURT: 2GU.F) announces the common shares of the Company have been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and are now trading under the symbol (2GU.F). Guerrero anticipates the listing will facilitate and grow the Company's brand name throughout the European community. MarketWire

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of Korean SSCP's coatings activities
AkzoNobel has today completedits acquisition of the coatings business of KoreanSSCP. SSCP has a strong position in the Korean mobile phone market and alsosupplies coatings to the wider consumer electronics industry. MarketWire

Emerald Networks, Inc.: $300m transatlantic fibre optic cable launched
Press Release 2 December 2011Emerald Networks, Inc.("Emerald Networks" or the "Group")US$300 million submarine cable system to transform transatlanticcommunicationsNew York to London low latency route will be the firstto offer 100 Gbps transatlantic capacityEmerald Networks, Inc MarketWire

The Russell Japan Dynamic Index Outperformed the Russell Japan Defensive Index QTD Through November 29
The Russell Japan Dynamic Index reflected a (-4.4%) return quarter-to-date, outperforming the Russell Japan Defensive Index which posted a (-6.1%) return through November 29. MarketWire

Asantae Announces Closing of First Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement
Asantae Holdings International Inc. (TSX-V: JVA) ("Asantae" or the "Company") announces the closing of the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement"). MarketWire

TBS International Reaches Agreement With Banks to Extend Forbearance
TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) previously announced in September 2011 that, with the agreement of the requisite lenders under its various financing facilities, it would not make certain principal payments due on its financing facilities for the period through December 15, 2011 MarketWire

Holiday Systems International CEO Craig Morganson Offers His Employees a Free Nutritious Thanksgiving Meal
In its quest to promote a healthier lifestyle to its employees, Holiday Systems International generously offered each employee the option of partaking in a healthy alternative Thanksgiving meal -- Tofurky®! What exactly is Tofurky? Tofurky is a delicious vegetarian alternative to turkey MarketWire

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to Host Shareholder Conference Call, Regarding Product, Scientific and Commercialization Developments
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (PINKSHEETS: KBLB) announces that the Company will host an upcoming conference call to discuss product, scientific and commercialization developments. The conference call schedule is being worked around the holiday and is tentatively scheduled for the first or second week of January, and will feature the Company's founder and CEO, Kim Thompson. MarketWire

AdCare Health Systems Closes Acquisition of Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Center in Arkansas
AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ADK), a leading nursing home and assisted living company, has closed the previously announced asset purchase of a skilled nursing and assisted living community in Mountain View, Arkansas for $4.2 million. MarketWire

TAB Bank Provides $3 Million Facility for Sky Business Credit
TAB Bank is pleased to announce that is has provided a $3 million facility for Sky Business Credit, LLC of Downers Grove, IL. MarketWire

Statoil US Employee Share Savings plan allocates shares
As participant in the Statoil US EmployeeShare Savings plan, the Statoil ASAprimary-insider Mr. William Maloney has been allocated the following numberofshares in December 2011: MarketWire

Li-ion Motors Corp. (OTCBB: LMCO) (FRANKFURT: LL9L) Announces Director of Business Development China
Li-ion Motors Corp. (OTCBB: LMCO) (FRANKFURT: LL9L) www.Li-ionMotors MarketWire

DENTSPLY International Inc. to Present at the NASDAQ OMX 27th Investor Program in London
York, PA - December 1, 2011 - DENTSPLY International Inc. (NASDAQ-XRAY) today announced that Bret Wise, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the NASDAQ OMX 27th Investor Program at the Chancery Court Hotel in London on Tuesday December 6, 2011.   GlobeNewswire

Disclosure of shareholdings in Advanced Digital Broadcast Holdings
ADB Holdings S.A. /Disclosure of shareholdings in Advanced Digital Broadcast Holdings. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Solteq Oyj: SHARE REPURCHASE 2.12.2011
Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT          2.12.2011  SHARE REPURCHASE  2.12.2011 In the Helsinki Stock Exchange   Trade date2.12.2011 Bourse tradeBUYShareSTQ1VAmount1.000sharesTotal cost1 GlobeNewswire

BB Biotech shareholders agree to the motions put forward by the Board of Directors
BB BIOTECH AG /BB Biotech shareholders agree to the motions put forward by the Board of Directors . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Endomines to apply for NASDAQ OMX Stockholm main market after full-year accounts 2011
Endomines AB, which is currently listed on the First North Premier list, has for some time prepared the Company for a listing on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm main market. In the course of this process, it has become evident that it would be more appropriate to wait for the for the full-year accounts for 2011 before applying for the main market listing GlobeNewswire

ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. TO HOST TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
ALMERE, The Netherlands - December 02, 2011 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it will host a technical luncheon seminar in Washington D.C., USA, on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, the last day of the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) GlobeNewswire

Changes in Tikkurila Management Board
Tikkurila OyjStock Exchange ReleaseDecember 2, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

UITP - Sustainable transport offers a low-carbon solution for the future
PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire

NIB finances port expansion in central Sweden
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has provided a loan of SEK 500 million (EUR 54 million) to Gävle kommun for the financing of infrastructure projects in the Swedish port Gävle hamn.   GlobeNewswire

Basware delivers solutions as SaaS to a large international enterprise
Basware delivers solutions as SaaS to a large international enterprise GlobeNewswire

EB, ELEKTROBIT CORPORATION, FINANCIAL CALENDAR 2012
STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE Free for publication on December 2, 2011, at 12.00 am. (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

Systemair receives major order for Swedish hospital
Systemair (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SYSR) has received an order worth approximately SEK 60 million by Skanska Healthcare AB for the University Hospital New Karolinska Solna, Sweden. Systemair will deliver approx 115 air handling units. GlobeNewswire

Nestlé Purina recruits 'talking' dog for television commercial in the United States
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé Purina recruits 'talking' dog for television commercial in the United States . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Rezidor announces Route 2015 Strategy - plan to expand margins by 6-8 points
At the Rezidor Hotel Group's Capital Market Day in London today the company announces their "Route 2015 Strategy" - a number of initiatives to improve the group's EBITDA-margin GlobeNewswire

KONE to deliver People Flow at The Leadenhall Building in London
KONE Corporation, press release, December 2, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Actavis acquires Dutch company PharmaPack International
CEO Claudio Albrecht: "This brings us more flexibility and has a very positive cost impact for Actavis" GlobeNewswire

Rights issue Ordina starts 5 December
Nieuwegein, 2 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

HEINEKEN ACQUIRES GALAXY PUB ESTATE IN UNITED KINGDOM
Amsterdam - 2 December 2011 - HEINEKEN N.V. announced today that it has acquired the Galaxy Pub Estate ('Galaxy') in the U.K. from The Royal Bank of Scotland ('RBS') for £412 million (€480 million) on a cash-and-debt-free basis GlobeNewswire

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of Korean SSCP's coatings activities
December 2, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Novartis highlights advances for patients with breast cancer and hematological diseases with over 160 SABCS and ASH abstracts
Novartis International AG /Novartis highlights advances for patients with breast cancer and hematological diseases with over 160 SABCS and ASH abstracts . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

S&P upgrades SEB's rating to A+
The rating agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded SEB's long-term rating to 'A+' with stable outlook from the previous 'A' GlobeNewswire

Change in the number of votes relating to Biotie Therapies Corp.'s shares
Biotie Therapies Corp.  Stock Exchange Release  2 December 2011 at 11.30 a.m. GlobeNewswire

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