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China' a priority market' amid European debt crisis: Boeing Co.
China has become Boeing Co's priority market amid the European debt crisis, the US-based aircraft manufacturer has said. ANI

China 'ill-prepared' for social unrest due to slowing economy: Security chief
China is 'ill-prepared' to deal with social unrest due to a slowing economy, the nation's security chief has warned. ANI

Now, European Central Bank 'iPhone, iPad game' to explain how monetary policy works
The European Central Bank has launched an iPad and iPhone game that allows people to take control of a monetary union and see how to cope with the economic crisis. ANI

Applied Materials Announces First Fully-Autonomous Defect Review SEM for Leading-Edge Chip Production
Applied Materials, Inc. today extends its leadership in defect review SEM* technology with the launch of its Applied SEMVisionTM G5 system - the first tool that enables chipmakers to image and analyze 20nm yield-limiting defects in a production environment without manual intervention ACN Newswire

SGX Initiates 'Investor Relations' Recognition for Catalist Companies
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is pleased to sponsor the "Best Investor Relations" award for SGX Catalist companies at the IR Magazine South East Asia Conference & Awards 2011. This inaugural award recognises the efforts of Catalist companies in investorrelations practice, and is introduced to inspire Catalist companies in their commitment to communicate with and engage their shareholders ACN Newswire

SGX Strengthens Regulatory Team with New Appointments
Singapore Exchange ("SGX") is pleased to appoint Mr Richard Teng as Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer effective 1 January 2012; and welcome Ms Sonia Zhang as Head of Risk Management effective 5 December 2011 ACN Newswire

Cooperation and Distribution Agreement Signed by Creative Power Entertaining LLC with Toonmax and U'Young
IMAGI International Holdings Limited ("IMAGI", together with its subsidiaries, "the Grou"; HKSE: 585) and its strategic partner Creative Power Entertaining Limited Liability Company ("CPE") are pleased to announce that a production cooperation and distribution agreement has been signed by CPE with Toonmax Media Co ACN Newswire

Power Plants with Environmental Protection Devices will Benefit from the Denitration Electricity Tariff
On Nov. 30th, as per China National Development and Reform Commission online information, the government will offer a subsidy of RMB 0.8/kw to coal fired power plants equipped with denitration devices that are under operation, to make up for the costof denitration and incentivize the installation of denitration devices in coal fired power plants ACN Newswire

An Analysis of the Development of Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Measures in China
Since the introduction of the "Ambient Air Quality Standards" on 16 Nov 2011, and the announcement of temporary coal price intervention for power generation on 30 Nov 2011, from the "Sino-Japanese Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Comprehensive Forum" to the "United Nations Climate Change Conference" on 28 Nov .. ACN Newswire

MHI Ships Fuselage Components for 1,000th Boeing 777
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) today shipped components for the 10,000th Boeing 777: the aft fuselage from its Hiroshima Machinery Works, and the tail fuselage and entry doors from its Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works ACN Newswire

Singapore Exhibition Services will Bring Back Five Specialised Trade Shows for Asia's Hearty Food and Hospitality Industry
Five specialised trade shows - FoodAsia, Bakery&Pastry, HotelAsia, HospitalityStyleAsia and HospitalityTechnology - each distinctively tailored to provide industry professionals with direct access to latest products, services and technological solutions, are gearing up to present an even stronger line-up of exhibitors from 17 to 20 April 2012 at the Singapore Expo ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Launches TC Cloud Services for Analytical Simulations
ACN Newswire

Mazda Demio 13-SKYACTIV Wins 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan "Special Award"
Mazda Motor Corporation's facelifted Demio compact car (known overseas as the Mazda2) with Mazda's breakthrough SKYACTIV-G 1.3 gasoline engine has received the 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan "Special Award". The Mazda Demio 13-SKYACTIV was launched in Japan in June 2011. The result was announced by the Car of the Year Japan Committee on December 3, 2011.The new SKYACTIV-G 1 ACN Newswire

Hays - Psychometric Assessment: the Appliance of Science
While psychometric assessment has become a key component of many recruitment processes, such tools are not a panacea for recruitment challenges, says recruiting experts Hays in Japan ACN Newswire

TDK to Brighten up New York's Times Square with Traditional Christmas Theme
TDK Corporation today announced that it will collaborate with Toshiba Corporation in creating a huge Christmas scene on their LED displays on One Times Square building in New York's Times Square.The collaboration will feature a digital image of a 40-meter high festive Christmas tree almost 120 meters above the streets below ACN Newswire

1,000 Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Set to Take Part in 'Big Build' Events in South Asia
Today, on International Volunteer Day, Habitat for Humanity announces that more than 1,000 volunteers are set to visit Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh in three 'Big Build' events in 2012, to build homes alongside local families.The 'Big Build' events bring together Habitat volunteers and supporters to show how building homes and communities breaks the cycle of poverty ACN Newswire

Groupon and KFC Offer Oat-So-Sweet Finger-Lickin Chicken Deal
Groupon Hong Kong is excited to announce it's collaborating with Kentucky Fried Chicken to offer on December 6 a special pre-Christmas treat to food lovers in Hong Kong. On December 6, consumers can purchase four pieces of Oat-So-Sweet Chicken and four pieces of Egg Tarts at KFC priced at only HK$38 (HK$75 MarketWire

Platinum Equity Completes Sale of San Diego Union-Tribune
Platinum Equity announced today it has completed the sale of The San Diego Union-Tribune to MLIM LLC, owned by San Diego entrepreneur Doug Manchester. MarketWire

Naughty or Nice? Watch What PNP's Santa and His Elves Have to Say at: www.portablenorthpole.tv
Thanks to Santa's elves, PNP-Portable North Pole is back online for its fourth year! Create and send a magical, free, personalized video from Santa Claus to anyone you want. Santa will dazzle children and entertain friends, parents, and colleagues. This year, Santa even has a brand new Elf Machine to help him answer this very important question - have you been Naughty or Nice? MarketWire

Western University of Health Sciences' COP Professor Finds Green Tea Cuts 'Bad' Cholesterol
Dr. Olivia Phung, assistant professor in Western University of Health Sciences' College of Pharmacy in Pomona, Calif., along with other researchers, found that drinking green tea daily or by taking it in capsule form may reduce LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, by 5.3 points and total cholesterol by 5.5 points. MarketWire

Tough Love Author Shares Tips for Surviving Holiday Gatherings
Paula Renaye, a professional life coach and author of "The Hardline Self Help Handbook," (www.HardlineSelfhelp.com) says for those of us from families built on Debbie Downer DNA, there's only one direction a mood can go during holiday get-togethers and that's down MarketWire

Cinedigm's Adam Mizel to Present at the Fourth Annual LD Micro Conference
Cinedigm Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in the digital cinema industry, announced today that its Chief Operating Officer and CFO Adam Mizel will present at the Fourth Annual LD MICRO Conference at 5:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at the Luxe Sunset Hotel in Los Angeles. MarketWire

Loan Modification Expert Educates Homeowners on Options
Stephfan Nurse, a loan modification expert and CEO of Consumer Education (www.consumereducationonline.com), understands applying for one is a stressful, confusing process that can take several months. MarketWire

Corrections Corporation of America Announces 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 commenced a cash tender offer for up to $150 million of the Company's $375 million aggregate principal amount outstanding 6 1/4% Senior Notes due 2013 (the "Notes") on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated December 5, 2011. MarketWire

Silica North Resources Ltd. Announces Status of Its Frac Sand Project to Supply the Horn River Basin
Silica North Resources Ltd. ("Silica North" or the "Company") is pleased to report its progress on becoming a premium frac sand producer in Canada with plans to supply proppant used in the hydraulic fracturing process to producers and service companies in the Horn River Basin MarketWire

Tensar Launches SpectraPave Mobile Application for Engineers and Contractors
Tensar International Corporation, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization, today announced the launch of the new SpectraPave mobile application. MarketWire

Human Touch(R) Partners With the Wounded Warriors for 6th Annual Tee It Up Show "Celebrity" Golf Classic to Help Raise Money to Support Injured Returning Veterans
Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, is pleased to announce its support of the 6th Annual Tee It Up Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). MarketWire

DCL Selects Cinedigm's Suite of Digital Cinema Software Solutions to Manage Their Deployment in Ireland
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that Digital Cinema Ltd (DCL) has successfully installed the Cinedigm suite of digital cinema software and has selected this as its preferred supplier to manage their deployment throughout all of Ireland. MarketWire

Colocation America Announces Partnership With Dome9 Security to Provide Automated Cloud Security
Colocation America, a leading provider of colocation services, dedicated server hosting, and connectivity, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Service Provider Agreement with Dome9 Security to offer its first-of-its-kind cloud security firewall management service to Colocation America's growing customer base. MarketWire

New Green House Gas Project Registry Released for General Public and Industry. www.ghgemissionscorp.com
GHG Emissions Corp. is pleased to announce that the much anticipated Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Registry, for voluntary carbon offset projects, is now in operation and showcasing projects for private investment and industrial offset commitments. MarketWire

Oracle Sets the Date for Its Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings Announcement
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that its second quarter fiscal year 2012 results will be released on Tuesday, December 20th, after the close of the market. Oracle will host a conference call and live webcast at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the financial results. The live webcast will be available on the Oracle Investor Relations website at www.oracle.com/investor. MarketWire

Call for Entries: Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development Will Begin Accepting Entries Jan. 2
The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development is accepting entries beginning Jan. 2, 2012 from students of all engineering fields, architecture, building and construction management, and chemistry MarketWire

Kansas City Leaders Seek to Create 'America's Most Entrepreneurial City'
As part of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's "Big 5" initiative announced in September to propel the region forward and create new jobs, area leaders have declared that Kansas City should be "America's Most Entrepreneurial City." That plan got a big boost today, as the University of Missouri-Kansas City's (UMKC) Bloch School of Management announced it has been named No MarketWire

ArchPoint Partners Advise SolArc in Sale to OpenLink
ArchPoint Partners ("ArchPoint") [www.archpointpartners.com] closed a substantial transaction on November 30th, advising Technology Crossover Ventures' portfolio company SolArc, Inc. ("SolArc") on its sale to OpenLink Financial, LLC ("OpenLink") MarketWire

SaleSpider.com -- Site Speeds Up to Handle Growth
SaleSpider.com today announced that it had successfully migrated its data servers and expanded its capacity to handle its rapid growth. In the last 5 months, the business network has broken the 900,000 member threshold and expanded its business directory to over 11 million US businesses. MarketWire

Lam Research Honored With TSMC's Top Technology Development Award
Lam Research Corp., (NASDAQ: LRCX), a leading global supplier of semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment and services, has been named the recipient of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) "2011 Supplier Excellence Award in Technology Development Collaboration" for its work in helping TSMC accelerate its transition to next-generation technology nodes MarketWire

LRAD Corporation Reports Record Fiscal Year Revenues and Profits for FY 2011
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), today reported record revenues of $26.5 million and record net income of $0.15 per diluted share for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Oracle Investment Management Urges Thoratec Board to Retain an Investment Bank to Maximize Shareholder Value
Oracle Investment Management, Inc MarketWire

ZBB Energy Announces Compliance With NYSE Amex Listing Standards
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today that the Company has regained compliance with the continued listing standards of NYSE Amex (the "Exchange"). MarketWire

Amwest Receives Notoriety and Critical Acclaim for www.MyRestaurantWeb.com as One of L.A.'s Top 20 Ranked Web Designers
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) is pleased to announce that the service listing www.myrestaurantweb.com "Website Design for Restaurants" was recently ranked in the Top 20 among top L.A. web designers, by thumbtack.com. MarketWire

Summer Infant, Inc. to Present at the Wedbush California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access Conference
Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SUMR) today announced that Mr. Joe Driscoll, CFO of Summer Infant, will present at the Wedbush California Dreamin' Consumer Management Access Conference, held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, CA, on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:10 am Pacific Time MarketWire

Tiny Needle May Be Biggest Obstacle to Flu Protection
This is National Influenza Vaccination Week, but not everyone will be racing to get their recommended protection. For at least 10 percent of adults and 30 percent of teens, their needle phobia is severe enough to cause them to avoid health care. MarketWire

Extra Holidays by Wyndham Announces Facebook Contest Winner for The Curse of the Tiny Hotel Room
Visitors to the Extra Holidays by Wyndham Facebook page recently selected a winner via public vote during their promotional contest: The Curse of the Tiny Hotel Room. MarketWire

Fitzgibbon Joins Accounting Management Solutions as Vice President, Sales
Accounting Management Solutions, Inc. (AMS), the leading resource for outsourced accounting and financial management services in the Northeast, announced today that Patrick (Pat) Fitzgibbon has joined the firm as vice president of sales. Reporting to Jim Bourdon, AMS's founder and CEO, Fitzgibbon will help drive the continued growth of the firm in the Northeast and New York regions. MarketWire

Hugh Jackman Dances Onto TicketNews' November Events Rankings
"Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway" highlights a month of massive theatre ticket sales. The Aussie actor's one-man musical revue is one of several productions that made its mark on TicketNews' exclusive events rankings, compiled from November 1-30. MarketWire

E-Waste Market Grew Nearly 10% in 2010; Growth Expected Through Decade
Purchases of electronic products are on the rise -- in some regions dramatically, and as old E&E items become obsolete at an accelerated rate, growth in the e-waste R&R services industry is being spurred by the ever-increasing amounts of e-waste being created around the world MarketWire

ORLive Program Weighs the Options for Bariatric Patients
BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal ORLive.com presents a live webcast from East Coast Bariatrics, located at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. Web viewers can watch bariatric surgeon Joel Sebastien, MD, FACS perform a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy during this live program moderated by Radiology Associates' Scott Klioze, MD. They are also encouraged to interact with Dr MarketWire

Andiamo Corporation (OTC: ANDI) Announces the Divestment of Its Non-Profitable Title Agency Division
Andiamo Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ANDI) announced that its Board of Directors has agreed to the terms of a Letter Of Intent to divest its non-profitable title insurance agency division. The transaction is subject to due diligence and is scheduled to close on 12/31/2011. MarketWire

Ring of Fire Resources Inc. Reports Additional Historic Results From Lucas Township Primary Gold Target, Project 81
Ring of Fire Resources Inc MarketWire

BRS Resources Announces Drilling Plans for First Italian Well
BRS Resources (TSX VENTURE: BRS) ("BRS" or the "Company") today announced that the drilling permit for the Company's first well in Italy -- the Gallare 6d -- has been issued by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. The permit was issued to the operator AleAnna Resources LLC, an Italian oil & gas exploration company in which BRS owns a 17.35% membership interest MarketWire

EURO Ressources Enters Into an Option Agreement With Columbus Gold Corporation
EURO Ressources S.A. ("EURO") (PARIS: EUR) today announced that it has entered into an option agreement with Columbus Gold Corporation ("Columbus") (TSX VENTURE: CGT) that would allow for the restructuring of the Paul Isnard royalty held by EURO on properties in French Guiana (the "Option") MarketWire

Fairmont Beijing Hotel Partners With Special Commune for 'Lunch for Life'
Lunar 8, the Fairmont Beijing hotel's contemporary Northern Chinese restaurant launches 'Lunch for Life' -- a business lunch that promises to leave you full and feeling good about yourself -- at an incredible value MarketWire

Expert San Diego Dentist Offers Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Holiday Feast
Hillcrest San Diego Dentist Doug Disraeli agrees with the saying 'You are what you eat' when it comes to the health of your teeth, and recommends incorporating foods such as dairy (except for those that are lactose intolerant) products and high fiber fruits and vegetables into your holiday meal for a tooth-friendly feast. MarketWire

GlobalAutoIndustry.com Online Seminar to Provide Market Intelligence on China's New Energy Vehicle Market
GlobalAutoIndustry.com, a unique marketplace for intelligence and resources for doing business in international markets, today announced leading China automotive expert Mark Norcliffe will make a guest presentation on doing business in the China new energy vehicle market via a 60-minute live online seminar. MarketWire

NFLPA and IMG Partner on Inaugural AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and IMG Worldwide Inc (IMG), the global sports, fashion and media company, announced today a strategic partnership on the inaugural AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. MarketWire

Espey's Naval Power Products Unveils the Latest in Universal Aircraft Maintenance Power
Espey Mfg. & Electronics Corp. (NYSE Amex: ESP) developed an Aircraft and Avionics Power Supply for onboard Aircraft Support Maritime vessels that uses the latest technology to provide AC and DC power with remote operability, eliminating the need for both a MIL-P-15736/1 28V Rectifier Power Supply and 400Hz,115/200VAC, 45KVA Inverter/Frequency Converter. MarketWire

DuckBrand.com Launches Online Store With Alice.com
ShurTech Brands LLC, the marketers and manufacturers of do-it-yourself, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter's Mate Green®, FrogTape®, Caremail® and Easy Liner® brands, announced today the launch of its direct-to-consumer online storefront, powered by Alice.com, an e-commerce platform and online marketplace for household essentials MarketWire

Clare County Office of Emergency Management Joins Nixle Notification Service
Clare County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announced it has joined the 4,600 other agencies across the nation who use Nixle's notification services to deliver important and timely information to residents. With no cost to the office, taxpayers, or residents, the new Nixle Connect is a cost-effective solution for all levels of government agencies. MarketWire

Heritage Bank of Commerce Is Recognized Once Again for Its Dedication in Giving Back to the Local Community
Heritage Bank of Commerce, the operating bank of Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ: HTBK), was recently honored by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the top 50 corporate citizens in the Silicon Valley. This year the Bank is ranked #36 in this prestigious distinction. MarketWire

Sun Hydraulics Corporation Declares 4th Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.09
Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ: SNHY) has announced a $0.09 per share cash dividend on its common stock. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2012, to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2011. MarketWire

Hampson Aerospace Achieves Aerospace Industry Quality Standard With AS9100 Rev C Certification
Hampson Aerospace Tooling Solutions (Hampson), part of Hampson Aerospace, announced today that its Coast Composites business unit has achieved AS9100 rev C certification. MarketWire

ACI Survey Finds Floridians Support Fixing the State's Insurance CAT Fund
A statewide consumer survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute (ACI) finds that 70% of Floridians fear being assessed hundreds or thousands of dollars in hurricane taxes, because the state's Catastrophe (CAT) Fund may run out of money to pay insurance claims MarketWire

Cisco, EIB and Riyada Enterprise Development Announce Launch of US$ 50 Million Lebanon Growth Capital Fund
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) MarketWire

Top Portland Rising Star Chefs Named
US Foods, one of the country's most innovative food companies and distributors, congratulates the 2011 Portland Rising Stars. US Foods was a sponsor of the cooking event hosted by StarChefs.com and supplied the contestants with specialty food items, such as foie gras and pork belly, to create their winning recipes. MarketWire

Republic Project Partners With Rey Interactive as Its Exclusive Partner for Production
Republic Project (www.republicproject.com) has partnered with Rey Interactive (www.reyinteractive.com), a Los Angeles and New York-based digital production company, as their exclusive partner for production and account management MarketWire

TimeKeeper and Solarflare Achieve 300 Nanosecond Accuracy in Benchmarking for High Speed Trading
FSMLabs® today announced that TimeKeeper™ time synchronization software and the Solarflare® SFN5322F Dual-Port 10GbE Precision Time Synchronization Server Adapter were benchmarked with time distribution accuracy as precise as 300 nanoseconds. Three separate, logged, multi-hour runs were performed by FSMLabs in response to a request by a high-frequency trading and hedge fund firm MarketWire

Skiver Advertising Expands All-Star Team With Noel Warner
Skiver Advertising, an "uncomplicated" Southern California advertising agency known for integrating effective digital and traditional advertising under one roof, is pleased to welcome Account Coordinator Noel Warner to its growing stable of talent. Warner's passion for the advertising industry makes him an ideal fit for the award-winning agency's vision and style. MarketWire

Vertro, Inc. to Present at the LD MICRO 4th Annual Conference
Vertro, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRO), an internet company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio, today announced that President and CEO, Mr. Peter Corrao, will present at the LD MICRO 4th Annual Conference on Thursday, December 8th at 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET. The conference is being held at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. MarketWire

AirXpanders Announces First Patient Treated in IDE Trial of New Post-Mastectomy Tissue Expansion Device
AirXpanders Inc., a company developing technology to address current unmet needs for patients who require tissue expansion for breast reconstruction surgery, today announced that the first patient has been treated in the XPAND (AirXpanders Patient Activated CoNtrolled Tissue ExpanDer System for Breast Reconstruction) trial MarketWire

Penske Logistics Renews, Expands Sponsorship Relationship With CSCMP
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) announced today that Penske Logistics, a leading provider of global logistics and supply chain management solutions and transportation optimization, has renewed and expanded its sponsorship commitments with the association through 2014. MarketWire

Kansas City Honda Dealer Announces Holiday Facebook Contest: Enter for a Chance to Win a 4-Course Dinner & Wine Pairing for Two at Trezo Vino & 1 Night at the Aloft Hotel
Frank Ancona Honda (www.frankanconahonda.com), a Kansas City Honda Dealer, recently announced their holiday Facebook contest. The grand prize winner will receive a four-course dinner and wine pairing for two at Trezo Vino Wine Bistro and one night at the Aloft hotel at Park Place in Leawood, Kan. MarketWire

Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Names NorthStar Ford Group Business of the Year for 2011
NorthStar Ford Group was awarded Business of the Year for 2011 at the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce's annual community and business awards (http://northstarsales.dealerconnection.com/). MarketWire

Jennings Social Media Marketing Launches Facebook Contest in Response to Fan Poll
Jennings Social Media Marketing (JSMM) announced their most recent Facebook contest, following a small poll the company posted on Facebook over the summer. Enter for a chance to win social media marketing services by JSMM just in time for the holidays by "liking" us on Facebook and signing up via the sweeps tab. MarketWire

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Declares $0.14 per Share Year-End Cash Dividend
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. ("Company") (NYSE Amex: UVE) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a year-end cash dividend of $0.14 per share on its common stock. The dividend is payable on December 28, 2011, to shareholders of record on December 21, 2011. MarketWire

PIMCO Holds Annual Share the Harvest Event
On Saturday December 3, more than 450 PIMCO employee volunteers, friends and family members gathered at the firm's Newport Beach headquarters to pack 5,000 boxes with a holiday meal for needy families in Southern California. MarketWire

Xunlight Partners With Trina Solar for a 220 KW Project
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Asia Travel Company Predicts Travel Trends for 2012 Myanmar, Women Going Solo En Vogue
Asia Transpacific Journeys, the leading creator of custom and group tours to Asia, is bucking typical travel trends by offering its take on 2012 Asia must-dos. The company predicts that in Asia 2012 will be a year of "complete cultural embrace" and "baby boomer bucket lists." MarketWire

Barona Grows Team of Casino Managers to Increase Guest Interaction on Floor
Barona Resort & Casino has announced the promotion of several of its executives to the role of Casino Manager. Playing a large part in the success of Barona's widely popular casino, each Casino Manager has an active role in the experience of Barona's guests, working daily to create a fun, friendly and positive environment. MarketWire

TNF Arthritis Treatment Grows, Sees Challengers; Humira to Dominate
Led by biologic therapies, the market for prescription arthritis treatments will exceed $20 billion in 2011, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher says that drugs that attack Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) led the market to 7.3% growth in revenues in 2010, and this type of growth is expected to continue, but not without challenges. MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: Marketfish Chief Privacy Officer to Moderate Panel on Intelligent Marketing in the 21st Century at Email Insider Summit 2011
Marketfish, a self-service lead generation platform for list marketing, today announced that its chief privacy officer David Fowler will moderate a panel titled "21st Century Marketing Intelligence" at Email Insider Summit 2011, held December 4-7 in Park City, Utah. MarketWire

Telx Opens New Cloud Connection Center in Silicon Valley
Telx® today announced that it has added 32,000 square feet of industry leading high-power density, 2N redundant, energy-efficient space to its C3 Cloud Connection Center™ portfolio as the anchor tenant of a new Silicon Valley data center MarketWire

Zephyr Real Estate Again Sponsors Food and Toy Drives for the Holidays
Zephyr Real Estate is once again accepting contributions for the annual Food and Toy drives to benefit those who need a little help this holiday season. As with prior years, the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and the San Francisco Food Bank are the recipients of the donations from all six offices in San Francisco. To find the nearest Zephyr office to drop off a donation, visit www MarketWire

Worth Ave. Group Announces Reseller Partnership With Blue Raven Technology to Deliver Electronic Device Extended Service Plans to K-12 Schools and Colleges
Worth Ave. Group, a full service electronics insurance provider (www.worthavegroup.com), today announced a strategic reseller partnership with Blue Raven Technology, Inc., a leading provider of parts and electronic repair services for technology products. Under the terms of the agreement, Blue Raven Technology will co-brand and sell Worth Ave MarketWire

Linde launches EUR 750 mn bond
Linde AG /Linde launches EUR 750 mn bond. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Munich, 05 December 2011 - Linde Finance BV, guaranteed by Linde AG (A3stable/A- stable) has today successfully placed EUR 750 mn of senior notesin a7 year maturity. The bond with a coupon of 3 MarketWire

Gabby's Choice Chooses Crenshaw Communications for PR
Crenshaw Communications has been appointed agency of record for Gabby's Choice, a division of FairyTouch Inc., an Atlanta-based food company. The agency's initial assignment is to help launch Rice n Simple, a natural, healthy, quick and easy Jasmine rice product. It is the first in a line of rice and sauce products from Gabby's Choice which will debut Rice n Simple Brown Rice in early 2012. MarketWire

Asantae Announces a New Website, Affiliate Back Office and Compensation Plan
Asantae Holdings International Inc. (TSX VENTURE: JVA) ("Asantae" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has launched a new website, affiliate back office and "binary" style compensation plan. MarketWire

GainSpan Closes $18 Million Series C Financing
GainSpan® Corporation, a leading developer of ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions, today announced that it has raised $18 million in Series C funding MarketWire

KUBRA and Snohomish County PUD Sign a New 5 Year Contract
KUBRA, a customer interaction management solution provider, today announced that Snohomish County PUD has executed a new 5 year contract for e-billing and e-payment services. Snohomish County PUD is the second largest publicly owned utility in Washington. They serve approx. 320,000 electric customers and 20,000 water customers MarketWire

Former Pfizer Senior Corporate Counsel Joins Nutter
The law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP announced that Konstantin Linnik, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property group. He will use his extensive industry expertise to benefit biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device clients and support their innovation goals MarketWire

Regency Beauty Institute Celebrates Grand Openings With $1 Haircut Offer
Regency Beauty Institute, one of the nation's fastest-growing cosmetology schools, is celebrating the grand opening of its three newest Dallas-area locations. Located in Lewisville, Plano and Dallas-Galleria, these upscale campuses are now offering guest services including haircuts, color, manicures and facials. MarketWire

Mortgagebot and CU Members Mortgage Team Up to Provide Custom Loan-Application Websites for Its Credit Unions
CU Members Mortgage and its more than 1,000 credit-union partners, which together originate more than $2 billion annually in residential mortgage loans, launched PowerSite®, an integrated point-of-sale solution (IPOS) available from Mortgagebot® (www.mortgagebot MarketWire

Big Switch Networks Named a Most Promising Startup Cloud Provider Finalist
Big Switch Networks, an OpenFlow company bringing the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks, today announced that it has been selected as one of three finalists for the UP-START 2011 Most Promising Startup Cloud Award. MarketWire

Opening Date for Mountain Oak Comprehensive Care, PC
Rebecca A. Powers, MD, MPH, is pleased to announce the official opening of Mountain Oak Comprehensive Care (MOCC), PC, on December 12, 2011. MOCC received licensure from the California Department of Mental Health on September 16, 2011. Several open houses have been held to allow interested parties to visit the facility and meet staff members MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's SiR870DP Power MOSFET and 34 THE Hall Effect Sensor Win EDN China 2011 Innovation Awards
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its SiR870DP power MOSFET and 34 THE Hall effect sensor have won EDN China 2011 Innovation Awards. At an award ceremony on Dec. 1 in Shanghai, the SiR870DP received a Best Product Award in the Power Device and Module category, while the 34 THE was honored with a Leading Product Award in the Passive Component and Sensor category. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's New HI-TMP(R) TANTAMOUNT(R) Surface-Mount Solid Molded Tantalum Chip Capacitors Offer High-Temperature Capabilities to + 175 Deg. C in Three Standard Case Sizes
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of HI-TMP® TANTAMOUNT® surface-mount solid tantalum molded chip capacitors with high-temperature capabilities from - 55 °C to + 175 °C with 50 % voltage derating MarketWire

KANA Listed a "Champion" in Info-Tech Group's Customer Service Knowledge Management Vendor Landscape
KANA Software, Inc., a world leader in software solutions for Service Experience Management (SEM), today announced it has been listed as a "Champion" in Info-Tech Group's Customer Service Knowledge Management (CSKM) Vendor Landscape for 2011. MarketWire

Miami Chemical Now Poised to Be the Premier Supplier of Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) Following Eastman's Announcement to Discontinue DBP and DEP Manufacturing
Miami Chemical, after being established in 2003 and having created a name in the chemical industry as a leading supplier to the U.S MarketWire

Depression Therapeutics Reviewed by NeuroPerspective
NeuroPerspective has released its December issue, which reviews the field of therapeutics for depression. The treatment of depression, while a major success story for psychopharmacology, has been far from ideal, given the high percentage of patients who are treatment-refractory or who experience significant side effects MarketWire

Ziegler Closes $8M Financing for the YMCA in Pabst Farms, WI
Ziegler, a specialty investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the successful closing of Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) at Pabst Farms, Inc. in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The net proceeds of the 2011 Series Bonds will be used to pay four outstanding bank notes that were originally used for the purchase of the land and construction of the Pabst Farms facility. MarketWire

Charlie Wilson's "You Are" Garners Two 2012 Grammy Nominations
One of the most recognizable voices in music today, Charlie Wilson, has received two 2012 Grammy nominations for his chart-topping single, "You Are." Wilson is nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance. "You Are" was the first single from Wilson's critically-acclaimed CD, "Just Charlie." MarketWire

Jay S. Yadav, M.D., Named Chairman of SEMDA Board
Jay S. Yadav, M.D., founder and CEO of CardioMEMS, an Atlanta-based medical device company that has developed and is commercializing a proprietary wireless sensing and communication technology for the human body, has been elected Chairman of the Board of the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA). MarketWire

Continewity LLC Launches 'URGENT' Initiative to Promote Better Governance
Governance, productivity and strategy advisory firm Continewity LLC is launching a new awareness campaign entitled URGENT: Understanding Risk & Governance in an Era of No Trust. MarketWire

Joseph L. Pray Elected Trustmark Companies CEO, Completing Planned Succession to David M. McDonough; McDonough to Retain Board Seat
The board of directors of Trustmark Mutual Holding Company has elected Joseph L. Pray as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company, effective January 1, 2012. Pray, Trustmark President and Chief Operating Officer since 2010, will remain President. As CEO, he succeeds David M MarketWire

Superior Group Announces the Formation of a Center of Excellence for Executive Recruitment
Superior Group (Superior), an international workforce and business solutions provider, announced today that they have formed a Center of Excellence for Executive Recruitment as an extension of their Client Recruiting Services. This dedicated team of specialized recruiters will provide enhanced recruiting support focusing on C-level and other senior management-grade direct placement positions. MarketWire

Skinny Nutritional Corp. Signs Distribution Agreement With New Age Beverage Co.
Skinny Nutritional Corp. (OTCBB: SKNY), the maker of Skinny Water® and a leader in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, announced today that is has entered into a distribution agreement with New Age Beverage Company. As a result of this agreement, the Company's line of Skinny Water® zero-calorie enhanced beverages will be distributed by New Age Beverage Co. throughout Colorado. MarketWire

A&D Medical Announces mHealth Partnership With Tactio Software
A&D Medical has joined Tactio Software, integrating A&D Medical devices with Tactio TargetWeight PRO application for iPod Touch, iPhone & iPad, together providing you a complete home health system MarketWire

Therma-Med Inc. Completes Their 2011 Acquisition Payment for the Hindon Copper Property
Therma-Med Inc. (PINKSHEETS: THRA) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2011 option payment for the Hindon Copper property located in Ontario, Canada. MarketWire

Ticket Summit(R) Signature Gala to Be Hosted at ARENA
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, today announced that its signature Closing Gala will be held at A-list venue ARENA, located at 135 W. 41st Street, New York, NY. MarketWire

Rivertop Renewables Biobased Products to Reduce Harmful Impacts of Winter Snow & Ice Removal on Montana Roads
Rivertop Renewables (www.rivertop.com), a Montana-based renewable chemicals company, today announced it has been awarded a contract from the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) to supply 110,000 gallons of bio-based corrosion inhibitor for use with liquid deicers on the state's snowy and icy roads this winter MarketWire

Majesco Entertainment Announces Nano Assault(TM) Is Available Now Exclusively for Nintendo 3DS(TM)
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that Nano Assault™ is now available on Nintendo 3DS™. Nano Assault™ is a visually stunning 3D shoot 'em up based in a cellular world that tasks players to stop the deadly Nanostray virus from spreading and contaminating all of human civilization. MarketWire

Tea Market Thrives Despite Tough Economy
The U.S. market for tea sold at retail will reach $6.5 billion in 2011, up 5.2% over the last year, according to "Tea and Ready-to-Drink Tea in the U.S.," a recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts. MarketWire

Affiniscape Kicks Off Connections 2011
Affiniscape, the only technology and services provider focused exclusively on serving state and local associations, has officially kicked off Connections 2011, its 7th Annual Partners Conference, running December 5-8, at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas MarketWire

Online Video Views Grow More Than 800% for Invodo Retail Clients
Invodo®, the only full-service video partner for business, today revealed Cyber Monday data collected from its online retail client network that shows an 813 percent year over year increase in video views on retail sites MarketWire

Strands Finance Is a Finalist for the 2011 Red Herring 100 Global Awards
Strands Finance, a leading global provider of Personal Finance Management (PFM) solutions, has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's 2011 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year's most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. MarketWire

Barkerville Announces $20,000,000 Equity Financing
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: BGM)(FRANKFURT: IWUB) (the "Company") has entered into an agreement with D&D Securities Inc. acting as lead agent and bookrunner together with M Partners Inc. as co-lead agent (together the "Agents") in connection with a private placement offering to issue up to 20,000,000 units at $1.00 per unit for gross proceeds of up to $20 million MarketWire

iFinix Corp. Announces BuildMasters Contract
iFinix Corp (PINKSHEETS: INIX), a consulting and management holdings company consisting of several subsidiaries, announced today a new contract for its recent acquisition, BuildMasters, LLC. MarketWire

Stratix Corporation Announces Majority Equity Investment From Grey Mountain Partners
Stratix Corporation announced Grey Mountain Partners' ("Grey Mountain") acquisition of a majority interest in the company. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, Stratix is a leading provider of enterprise mobile software and service solutions in the United States. Founded in 1983, Stratix served as a preeminent barcoding and data capture consulting services company for the supply chain MarketWire

OnConference Introduces Social Media Aspect to Conference Calling
As social media becomes a 'must have' for any company in the webinar space, OnConference rises to the demand by introducing social media features into its Meeting Manager service. Meeting Manager is a free, web-based service for sending out invitation, reminder and follow-up emails for OnConference's conference calling and web conferencing services. MarketWire

LocateADoc.com: Tis the Season for Getting Breast Implants
LocateADoc.com finds there is a direct correlation between the holiday gift-giving season and an overall increase in cosmetic procedures, particularly silicone-based breast implants. MarketWire

iDirect Government Technologies, DISA and U.S. Air Force Demonstrate Next-Generation Airborne Capabilities for COTM Fast-Movers
iDirect Government Technologies (iGT) today announced that in conjunction with the U.S MarketWire

Wolters Kluwer Health Acquires Leading Open Access STM Journal Publisher in India
Acquisition Gives Wolters Kluwer Health Strong Foothold in Open AccessPublishing Business Philadelphia, Pa. (December 5, 2011) - Wolters Kluwer Health todayannouncedthat it has acquired Medknow PVT Ltd., a leading Scientific, Technical &Medical(STM) journal publishing operation headquartered in Mumbai, India and oneof thelargest open access publishers in the world MarketWire

Petaquilla Update on Spinout of Panamanian Development and Infrastructure Ltd.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) (the "Company" or "Petaquilla") is pleased to announce that it has engaged the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP to assist the Company with the proposed spinout of its subsidiary, Panamanian Development and Infrastructure Ltd. ("PDI"). MarketWire

President & CEO Discusses Name Change, Reverse Split and Metiscan's Goals for 2012
Metiscan, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MTIZ) announced today that Metiscan's President, CEO and Acting CFO has released a letter to shareholders discussing Metiscan's name change, reverse split, status and the Company's goals and expectations for 2011 MarketWire

Light Media Forms Newspaper Alliance
Light Media (PINKSHEETS: LGMH), Inspirational Media Specialist, announced today that it has formed a strategic marketing alliance between its Power 105.5/The King FM radio station (www.Power105TheKing.com) and local Albany, GA newspaper -- "Downtown Albany Area News." Key terms of the strategic marketing alliance provide generally that: (1) Power 105 MarketWire

Williams Controls to Ring NYSE Opening Bell
Williams Controls, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMCO) (the "Company") will ring The Opening Bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Amex) on the morning of December 7th, celebrating the Company's 75-year history and commemorating its first day of trading on the NYSE Amex MarketWire

Valley Box Company Supports the San Diego Santee Santas With Box Donation
It's that time of year again when the Santee Santas' collections boxes are distributed at locations around Santee County. Click this link to see a list of locations. "Valley Box has been donating to the Santee Santas since 2003 and will continue to donate hundreds of boxes for this caring, giving organization," states Connie Lares, Operations Manager for Valley Box MarketWire

Argentex Identifies New High Priority Drill Targets for 2012 at Pinguino
Argentex Mining Corporation ("Argentex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ATX)(OTCBB: AGXMF) reports that initial results from its ongoing geophysical and geochemical surveys identified well-defined geophysical and geochemical signatures that extend existing veins at its Pinguino project, located in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. MarketWire

Makers of TextNow and PingChat! Launch First Mobile-Centric Social Connectivity Platform to Support Closest Interpersonal Relationships
The inventors of TextNow, the leading free and unlimited picture and text messaging application, and PingChat!, a free cross-platform instant messaging application, today launched "Touch," the industry's first mobile-centric interpersonal connectivity platform designed to support users' closest personal relationships MarketWire

Whaleback Receives a 2011 Unified Communications Excellence Award
Whaleback Managed Services, the leader in managed business communication services, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated marketing company, has named Whaleback's CrystalBlue Cloud-based Managed Voice Services as a recipient of its 2011 Unified Communications Excellence Award. MarketWire

Water Technologies International Issues Shareholder Update
Water Technologies International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTII) is providing shareholders with an update on the Company. As previously announced, the Company has completed its merger and is now publicly traded on the OTC Markets. MarketWire

Glenmede Welcomes Jonathan L. Stanley
Glenmede, a privately-held and independent investment and wealth management firm, is pleased to welcome industry veteran Jon Stanley, CFA as a senior Portfolio Manager. With Mr. Stanley's appointment, Glenmede further demonstrates its commitment to attracting and retaining the highest caliber professionals. MarketWire

Yorktel and Blue Jeans Network Enable 'Anywhere to Anywhere' Enterprise Class Video Conferencing
Yorktel, the leading video managed services provider, and Blue Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing services, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to deliver enterprise class video conferencing MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Acclaims Industry Trendsetters for Outstanding Performances in 2011
Frost & Sullivan presented its prestigious, season-ending 2011 Excellence in Best Practices Awards to industry leaders and innovators drawn from Europe, Africa and the Middle East at a glittering banquet held in Frankfurt last week MarketWire

Peoplefluent Appoints 20-Year HR Technology Veteran Laurence Kurzner as Vice President of Business Development
With a strategic commitment to expand product and service offerings and customer reach, Peoplefluent™, one of the industry's leading Talent Management solutions providers, today announced the appointment of Laurence Kurzner as Vice President of Business Development MarketWire

Cambrian Acquires an Exciting New 250 Acre Oil Lease, Begins Bail Testing on King Lease
Cambrian Systems (CAMS) (PINKSHEETS: CAMS) is proud to announce that it has completed the acquisition of another lease. The company's new "King" lease is comprised of 250 acres and is adjacent to their Jefferson and Tom Davis leases in Green County, Kentucky. MarketWire

Weemba Expands Fast-Growing Community of Professional Lenders
Weemba, the unique social network-like lending platform, today announced three new national financial institutions have joined its rapidly expanding nationwide community of professional lenders. New Weemba lenders include Crossroads Financial, Mercantile Capital Corporation and MedChoice Financial/Perform Finance, bringing the total number of lenders in the Weemba community to more than 30 MarketWire

Natural Resources USA Corporation Provides Update on Short Form Merger With Green SEA Resources Inc.
Natural Resources USA Corporation ("NRUC" or the "Corporation") (OTCBB: NTRC) announced today that the short form merger with GSR Acquisition Corp. ("GSR Acquisition"), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green SEA Resources Inc. ("Green SEA"), is currently expected to close on or about December 28, 2011. MarketWire

Power of the Dream Ventures Announces 2011 Accomplishments and 2012 Goals
Power of the Dream Ventures, Inc. (OTCBB: PWRV), Hungary's premier technology acquisition and development company, today issued a letter updating shareholders on 2011 accomplishments and goals set for 2012. MarketWire

MMRGlobal Discusses M&A Strategy in Conference Call With Shareholders
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), in a conference call with shareholders last week, discussed its strategy to identify transactions with large privately held companies in healthcare, health IT and revenue cycle management that have expressed interest in becoming publicly traded MarketWire

Fierce, Inc. to Speak With Educators at 2011 Learning Forward Conference
Fierce, Inc., a global leadership and development training company that drives results for organizations by improving workplace communication, today announced that the company's founder, Susan Scott, will be speaking at Learning Forward's 2011 Annual Conference MarketWire

Strategic News Service Welcomes Keiretsu Forum as Alliance Partner
Strategic News Service welcomed Keiretsu Forum as an Alliance Partner this week. The partnership represents a new level of support and interaction between the two organizations, as they seek to support and promote world-changing companies around the world as they make the transition from start-ups to thriving enterprises. MarketWire

Elephant Talk Communications Commences Trading on the NYSE Amex
Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE Amex: ETAK) (www.elephanttalk.com), an international provider of business software and services to the telecommunications and financial services industries, announced that its common stock will officially begin trading on the NYSE Amex today under the symbol "ETAK." The Company originally announced approval for trading on the exchange December 1, 2011 MarketWire

Dig-It Underground Inc. Announces New Just-in-Time Apparel Manufacturing System for T-Shirt and Other Apparel Products
Dig-It Underground Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DIGX) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Get Down Art has just developed a just-in-time apparel manufacturing system. This will allow the company the ability to create apparel with lower order quantities and minimal capital investment MarketWire

Star Nutrition's Incrediwear Line Continues Growth With Addition of All-New Pro-3 Thin Sport Incredisocks
Star Nutrition, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: STAU), a California-based diversified health and wellness industry firm, has announced the release of the latest addition to their therapeutic Incrediwear line, the PRO-3 Thin Sport Incredisocks MarketWire

Sitecore to Partner With Experienced Technology Investor to Build on Leading Market Position
Global technology investor Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) of Palo Alto, California, has been invited to join Sitecore's group of shareholders. TCV, which is taking a large minority investment in Sitecore, will contribute its extensive software technology experience, rich business expertise, and strong global network. MarketWire

SilverCrest Edge(TM) Launched to Provide Marketing Communications and Product Development Consulting Services for Companies Targeting the "Silver" Audience
SilverCrest Edge is launched to create a link between companies and organizations to the 50+ adult audience. As the worldwide "Silver" population expands to 20% in many countries, we are presented with a large untapped market requiring marketers to adopt a knowledgeable, strategic approach to senior adults, as both consumers and employees MarketWire

Rodax Software Announces Strategic Moves for Future Growth; Completes Participation in Microsoft Mobile Acceleration Week and Names Dayakar Puskoor of NAYA Ventures to Its Board of Advisors
Rodax Software, Inc., a Seattle software company specializing in cloud-based productivity apps for mobile devices, today announced several strategic actions designed to support upcoming business expansion, including the appointment of veteran mobile technology industry executive and venture capitalist Dayakar Puskoor as advisor to the company. MarketWire

IE Discovery Certified as ISO 9001 Compliant
IE Discovery, a leading provider of comprehensive Discovery Management solutions to the legal community, today announced that it has been certified as having satisfied the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard. The certification provides a baseline of quality for IE Discovery's Discovery Management Process, which includes planning, collection, process, review and production. MarketWire

Avatar International Expands Patient Experience Offerings With Acquisition of HR Solutions International
Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced today its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement MarketWire

Kevin Straley Joins TuneIn as Vice President of Programming
TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to music, sports and news from around the world, today announced that former XM Satellite Radio executive Kevin Straley has joined as vice president of programming. Straley, who brings 20 years of broadcast and media experience to the job, will work with audio content distributors to optimize their digital strategies. MarketWire

Quantivo Founder to Share Insights on Data Management in the Cloud at Up-Con Cloud Computing Conference
Quantivo, a leading provider of on-demand big-data analytics, today announced that founder and chief architect Paul O'Leary will join a panel addressing the Future of Business Intelligence: Are all analytics moving to the cloud? at the Up-Con Cloud Computing Conference on December 5, 2011 MarketWire

Longhorn Solar Offers Christmas Special for CPS Energy Customers With 1,000 Sq. Ft. or Larger Rooftops That Want to Generate $42,000 Worth of Free Solar Electricity Over the Next 25 Years
Many CPS Energy customers think that installing solar power is too expensive, but Longhorn Solar (http://www.longhornsolar.com) can show CPS Energy ratepayers how to utilize a combination of CPS Energy solar rebate incentives, plus a 30% federal tax credit, to reduce the cost of a solar power installation by up to 60% to 70% if they make a solar reservation before December 31, 2011. MarketWire

Berkeley Research Group Teams With 3M to Help Health Systems Enhance Clinical Efficiency and Quality
Berkeley Research Group's Health Analytics Practice and 3M Health Information Systems announced today that they will support academic medical centers and health systems with consulting services and software focused on clinical transformation, leveraging BRG's expertise in clinical economics and 3M's expertise in clinical classification. MarketWire

CalAmp to Present at the 4th Annual LD Micro Conference
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today that management will present at the 4th Annual LD Micro Conference at 1:30 pm Pacific Time on Thursday December 8th, 2011. The conference is being held at the Luxe Sunset Bel Air Hotel, Los Angeles, CA MarketWire

Linkin Park With Music For Relief Launch Power the World
From their official website, www.linkinpark.com, LINKIN PARK is asking supporters of Music For Relief (MFR) to give the gift of light, and help provide a solar powered light bulb to families in Haiti this holiday. MarketWire

Avanade Builds on Microsoft Dynamics AX Leadership With New Offering to Optimize Supply Chain Operations
Avanade, a business technology solutions and managed services provider, today unveiled its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering to improve company efficiencies in order processing and warehousing, forecasting, pricing and rebate management MarketWire

INSYS Therapeutics Announces Addition of VP of Marketing to Commercial Team
INSYS Therapeutics (PINKSHEETS: NEOL) announces the addition of Matthew Napoletano as Vice President of Marketing to their commercial product team. He will lead the strategic and tactical marketing initiatives in preparation for the launch of INSYS' breakthrough cancer pain product candidate, Subsys® fentanyl sublingual spray. MarketWire

Enhanced ERP Adoption Enables Increased Customer Base and Expanded Partner Network in 2011 for VAI
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an award-winning ERP software provider, closes out 2011 with an enhanced suite of innovative software products, a growing customer base and a larger partner network MarketWire

BioPharm Asia Announces Preliminary Unaudited Third Quarter 2011 Results
BioPharm Asia, Inc. (OTCBB: BFAR), a producer, distributor and retailer of medical products in China, today announced its financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget for Healthy Skin: "Skincare-News.com" Presents DIY Detoxifying Skincare Facials
For women who are interested in new skincare technology but can't afford professional facials or pore extractions during the busy holidays, the Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget is worth looking into. Skincare-News.com's latest article, "Detoxifying At-Home Facial for Radiantly Healthy Skin: Bliss Pore-Fector Gadget," gives tips on how women can use this device to create a detoxifying facial, at home. MarketWire

UNEQUAL CRT Puts Steel Curtain Around Pittsburgh Steelers
UNEQUAL Technologies®, the premier provider of head and body armor for soldiers and athletes, congratulates the Pittsburgh Steelers on their 35 to 7 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals MarketWire

Koppers Holdings Inc. Announces Closure of Carbon Black Plant
Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) has committed to cease manufacturing operations at its carbon black manufacturing facility in Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia MarketWire

OPEL Solar, Inc. and IG Solar Partner
OPEL Solar Inc. and OPEL Technologies Inc MarketWire

Novo Nordisk A/S: Share repurchase programme
Novo Nordisk initiated a share repurchase programme inaccordance with the provisions of the European Commission's regulation no2273/2003 of 22 December 2003, also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules. Under the programme Novo Nordisk will repurchase B shares for an amount upto DKK 2.8 billion in the period from 2 November 2011 to 31 January 2012 MarketWire

As Seen On TV, Inc. Validates "Test Before Invest" Strategy; Announces Three Successful Live Television Shopping Products
As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: HNHI) (PINKSHEETS: HNHI), the parent company of TVGoods, Inc., a direct response marketing company, today announced the successful debuts and traction of three unique products on major live television shopping networks. MarketWire

Icon Media Holdings, Inc. Announces Closing the Asset Purchase of IFX Financial Services Group
Icon Media Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ICNM) is pleased to announce that the Company has closed on the purchase of the assets of IFX Financial Services Group. The Company also has redesigned and re-launched the website http://www.ifxltd.com and is executing its online marketing campaign to sell its merchant processing services and merchant cash advance products. MarketWire

Kona Grill Appoints Marci Rude as Vice President of Development
Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, has appointed Marci Rude to the position of vice president of development. MarketWire

Rockford Corporation Announces Offer to Repurchase up to $2.5 Million of Common Stock
Rockford Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ROFO) today announced the commencement of a modified "Dutch auction" offer (the "Offer") to acquire shares of its common stock. Rockford intends to spend up to $2.5 million to repurchase up to 1,000,000 shares of common stock, or up to approximately 12.5% of its outstanding shares, at a price per share not greater than $3.25 nor less than $2.50 MarketWire

UFood Grill Helps College Students' Appetites for Healthier Food With Buy One, Get One Discounts in Boston
UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) is helping college students fuel their minds while watching their wallets with buy one, get one free promotions at its UFood Grill Boston locations. MarketWire

Lone Star Gold, Inc. Announces the Signing of a Second LOI Regarding the Mexico-Based San Antonio Del Potrero Mine Tailings Project
Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the Company signed a letter of intent (LOI) on November 28, 2011, committing to the option to acquire an undivided 65% interest in the San Antonio del Potrero mine tailings project in the city of Hidalgo Del Parral in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico MarketWire

Market Research Projects the Animation & Gaming Market to Reach 243 Billion by 2016
MarketResearch.com, the leading source of market research, has announced the addition of the new report "Global Animation & Gaming Market Size & Forecast (2011 - 2016)" to their collection of Entertainment industry analysis. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/MarketsandMarkets-v3719/Global-Animation-Gaming-Size-Forecast-6683068 MarketWire

TOPICA Names Dr. Amir Tavakkol Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Operations
TOPICA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company, today announced that Amir Tavakkol, Ph.D., has joined the company as senior vice president of clinical development and operations. With 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, consumer healthcare and academia, Dr MarketWire

Ingram Micro Canada Celebrates Back-to-Back Wins at 2011 Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) -- For the second consecutive year, Microsoft Canada Inc. has recognized Ingram Micro Canada as "Distributor of the Year." MarketWire

The Medicines Company Invests Equity Stake in GeNO, LLC, Nitric Oxide Delivery and Technology Company
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced a non-controlling equity investment in GeNO, LLC (GeNO), an advanced, development-stage technology company that has created unique nitric oxide (NO) generation and delivery technology MarketWire

EastBridge Investment Group's Client, LongWen Media, Begins Audit Work for U.S. Listing
EastBridge Investment Group (OTCBB: EBIG) (OTCQB: EBIG) announced today that its new client, Hangzhou LongWen Media has begun its audit work in connection with the U.S. listing process. MarketWire

Computer History Museum Launches New Online Steve Jobs Exhibit
The Computer History Museum (CHM), the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society, today announced the launch of a new online exhibit on legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. MarketWire

Symantec Unites Virtual and Physical Backups With the Impending Release of Backup Exec 2012
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the immediate availability of a partner-only beta release of Backup Exec 2012 and Backup Exec 2012 Small Business Edition MarketWire

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Pursues Amendment to Its Senior Secured Credit Facility
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) today announced that it is seeking an amendment to its senior secured credit facility to provide additional financial flexibility. Pursuant to the proposed amendment, the Company will make a voluntary debt pay-down and increase its interest expense in return for greater flexibility to certain financial covenants MarketWire

Cornerstone Therapeutics Appoints James Harper to Board
Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing proprietary products for the hospital and respiratory markets, today announced the appointment of James A. Harper to the Company's Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2011. MarketWire

Stamps.com Announces USPS Shipping Integration With Etsy API
Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today announced its new USPS shipping integration with the Etsy Application Programming Interface (API), allowing Etsy sellers to easily print shipping labels for all USPS mail classes, including international classes. MarketWire

CommerceTel to Present at LD Micro Conference
CommerceTel Corporation (OTCQB: MFON) (PINKSHEETS: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, today announced the Company's management team will present at the LD Micro Conference to be held December 7-8, 2011 at the Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049. MarketWire

Ecobuild America Features Gehry Technologies CTO Speaker in Two Conference Sessions
Tomorrow Dennis Shelden, CTO of Gehry Technologies (GT) and Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Architecture at MIT will be a featured speaker at Ecobuild America, which takes place Dec. 5 - 9 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. MarketWire

TiVo Celebrates Holiday Entertainment by Donating One Dollar to Toys for Tots for Each Recording of "It's A Wonderful Life" on NBC December 24
Just as "every time a bell rings, an angel gets their wings," this holiday season every time a TiVo® DVR "Badoops," a child in need is closer to receiving a new toy. "It's a Wonderful Life" was the most recorded classic holiday program in 2010, and this year TiVo will donate one dollar to Toys for Tots for each recording of "It's a Wonderful Life," airing Saturday, December 24 at 8 p.m MarketWire

The Season's Top Fashion and Beauty Tips 2011 From Skincare-News.com: Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe for Cooler Weather
The holiday season is a great time to revamp a boring beauty routine. But for many women, it's hard to make decisions and coordinate clothing, shoes, hair and makeup for cooler weather. Skincare-News MarketWire

Symantec Mobile Security Assessment Suite Helps Enterprises Mitigate Risks Associated With Mobile Devices and Apps
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the Symantec Mobile Security Assessment Suite, a set of services that help enterprises evaluate their mobile security postures and develop defenses against mobile threats and vulnerabilities MarketWire

Adapx Awarded New DARPA Contract for Deep Green III to Further Integrate Speech & Sketch Interfaces Into Command and Control (C2) Systems
Adapx, the company that is changing the way mobile teams collect data and collaborate, today announced a new $1.65M contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build advanced speech and sketch interfaces for Command and Control (C2) Systems MarketWire

MS-ISAC Selects Qualys to Bring Cloud-Based Security and Compliance Solutions to State and Local Governments
Qualys®, Inc MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Lauds the Game-Changing Potential of Zyomyx's Point-of-Care CD4 Counting Device for HIV Monitoring
Based on its recent analysis of the HIV monitoring diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Zyomyx with the 2010 North American Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for its path-breaking point of care (POC) device for CD4 counting in HIV patients. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Commends Biodesix for Raising the Bar in Personalized Medicine Diagnostics With the VeriStrat(R) Test
Based on its recent analysis of the cancer diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Biodesix with the 2011 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence. Biodesix's significant investment in validation, clinical research and basic R&D has made it a leading diagnostic service provider in an industry that often lacks clinically validated biomarkers MarketWire

Peregrine to Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results After Market on December 12, 2011
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and viral infections, today announced that it will report financial results for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2012 on December 12, 2011 after market and will host a conference call and webcast at 1:30 PM PST (4:30 PM EST) MarketWire

Luidia More Than Doubles OEM Revenue in Record-Breaking Year
Luidia Inc. announced a record year propelled by major partnerships with leading technology companies and continued rapid adoption of its eBeam interactive whiteboard technology. MarketWire

Wyndham Rewards Offers Two Million Points for Your Horrible Holiday Gift
For those fearful of an ugly sweater, tasteless fruitcake or other lackluster item gracing their holiday gift pile this year, Wyndham Rewards® is offering up "My Horrible Holiday Gift," a new contest that gives members a chance at trading in their less-than-desirable gift for two million Wyndham Rewards points or other valuable prizes including $50 and $100 gift cards. MarketWire

Realize Inc. Expands Stereolithography Capabilities With iPro 8000 Printer
With the addition of an iPro 8000 SLA Production Printer, Realize Inc. continues to emerge as a leader in the rapid prototyping industry. MarketWire

ASM Qualifies New Higher-k Gate Process for 14nm Manufacturing
Milestone Achieved at Key Customer Development Fab ALMERE, The Netherlands, December 5, 2011 -ASM International N.V.(www.asm MarketWire

MEDL Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
MEDL Mobile Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: MEDL) (OTCBB: MEDL), an incubator and aggregator of mobile technology, announced today it has hired Paul Caceres as its new Chief Financial Officer effectively immediately. In conjunction with the appointment, David P. Lieberman, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, has resigned effective November 30, 2011. MarketWire

CommerceTel Corporation Retains MZ Group as Its Investor Relations Advisor
CommerceTel Corporation (OTCQB: MFON) (PINKSHEETS: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, today announced the Company has retained MZ Group as its investor relations advisor. MarketWire

Ceradyne, Inc.'s SemEquip, Inc. Subsidiary Licenses Its Implant Technology to Nissin Ion Equipment Co. Ltd.
Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) announced that its SemEquip, Inc. subsidiary has licensed its technology including applicable patents related to its cluster ion implant hardware to Nissin Ion Equipment Co. Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan. Simultaneously with this license and royalty agreement, Nissin Ion Equipment USA, Inc MarketWire

The Lippis Report and Ixia Complete Third Round of Open Networking Performance for Cloud Fabric 10GE AND 40GE Switches
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, and The Lippis Report today announced the completion of the third round in a series of open industry data center and cloud fabric network performance and power consumption tests MarketWire

Radius Transitions Company Leadership; Names Michael Wyzga President and Chief Executive Officer to Advance Phase 3 Osteoporosis Drug and Drive Corporate Strategy
C. Richard Lyttle retires as President and CEO and will serve as interim CSO Kurt Graves appointed Chairman of the Board Louis Brenner appointed CMO Radius Health, Inc. ("Radius") announced today the appointment of Michael S. Wyzga as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective with the retirement of C MarketWire

Experienced Life Sciences Executive to Join Intrexon as Chief Operating Officer
Intrexon Corporation, a privately held synthetic biology engineering company, today announced the appointment of Krish S. Krishnan, M.S., M.B.A., to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Krishnan will have overarching executive responsibility for all of Intrexon's operating divisions. MarketWire

Schedulicity Makes Its Mark on the Daily Deal Industry
According to the consultancy BIA/Kelsey, the daily deal market is expected to command $4.2 billion by 2015. MarketWire

Horizon Pharma Announces Launch of DUEXIS(R) (Ibuprofen/Famotidine) 800 mg/26.6 mg in the United States
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that DUEXIS® (ibuprofen/famotidine), a proprietary single-tablet combination of ibuprofen (800 mg) and famotidine (26.6 mg), is now available to U.S MarketWire

VirTra Systems Retains BDO Alliance Member, Semple, Marchal & Cooper, to Perform Audit
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M86 Security Announces Latest Version of Award-Winning Web Filtering and Reporting Solutions
M86 Security, the global expert in real-time Web and email threat protection, today announced version 4.2 of its award-winning M86 Web Filtering and Reporting (WFR) Suite MarketWire

uTest Closes $17 Million Series D Financing Led by QuestMark Partners
uTest, the leader for in-the-wild software testing, announced on their corporate blog today that they have completed a $17 million Series D round of funding. The round was led by QuestMark Partners, with full participation from all of uTest's previous investors including Scale Venture Partners, Longworth Venture Partners, Egan-Managed Capital and Mesco Ltd MarketWire

IMI Global President Leann Saunders Elected Secretary-Treasurer of U.S. Meat Export Federation
Integrated Management Information, Inc. (IMI Global) (OTCBB: INMG), a leading provider of verification and Internet solutions for the agricultural/livestock industry under the Where Food Comes From® brand, today announced that its president, Leann Saunders, was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S. Meat Export Federation at the USMEF's 35th Anniversary Strategic Planning Conference. MarketWire

Market Research Projects the Automotive Sensor Market to Reach 20 Billion by 2016
MarketResearch.com, the leading source of market research, has announced the addition of the new market intelligence report "Global Sensors Market for Automotive Applications (2011 - 2016)" to their collection of Electronics industry analysis. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/MarketsandMarkets-v3719/Global-Sensors-Automotive-Applications-6683096/ MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "Instant Messaging Market, 2011-2015"
The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., "Instant Messaging Market, 2011-2015" offers an in-depth analysis of the Instant Messaging market. Instant Messaging (IM) solutions provide real-time communication and presence indicators between two or more people on a network MarketWire

Eneco Starts Work on Dutch Biomass Plant, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Dutch energy firm Eneco (Rotterdam, Netherlands) has started construction on a biomass plant in the municipality of Delfzijl in the northeast of the Netherlands. MarketWire

Caterpillar Grows Indian Operations in Global Strategy, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by Richard Finlayson, Senior International Editor for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A $210 million investment in Caterpillar Incorporated's (NYSE: CAT) (Peoria, Illinois) Indian operations is part of the company's global corporate strategy to invest between $2 billion and $3 billion over the next five years. MarketWire

Leader in Print Outsourcing & Marketing Related Services, HH Global, Names Mike Perez as President of Americas
HH Global, a leader in outsourced procurement and management of print and marketing related services, today announced it has named Mike Perez, an experienced senior executive in marketing services outsourcing and supply chain management, as President of the Americas MarketWire

InMage Announces vContinuum 3.0 at Gartner Data Center Conference 2011
Gartner Data Center Conference 2011 -- InMage Systems (www.inmage.com), the leading independent software vendor of disk-based, business application recovery solutions and cloud computing solutions, today announced vContinuum 3.0 at the Gartner Data Center Conference 2011 (www.gartner.com). vContinuum 3 MarketWire

Practical Solutions in Vessel Level Indication and Inventory Control, by Monitor Technologies LLC, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will host special guest Monitor Technologies LLC (Elburn, Illinois) as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. Monitor Technologies has been manufacturing level-indicating and level-measurement instrumentation for the storage of powder and bulk solids materials and some slurries and liquids for more than 50 years MarketWire

Eco-Safe Offers New Model Option for Supermarkets and Restaurants
Eco-Safe Systems USA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ESFS) is pleased to announce the creation of a new version of its top-of-the-line Recirculating Ozone Disinfection System for mid-size supermarkets and restaurants. MarketWire

Grand Opening of Inteligensa Group Plant
Inteligensa Group member Intelicard has officially inaugurated its new Banking and Smart Card manufacturing plant. The plant is located on the island of Sardinia, Italy, in an industrial park at the city of Iglesias. MarketWire

Jones Soda Co. Announces Retail Authorizations at Multiple U.S. Retail Chains
Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category and known for its unique branding and innovative marketing, today announced it has received 2012 retail authorizations from several U.S. chains, including grocery giants Safeway, Winn-Dixie and Publix, Kum & Go convenience stores and all U.S. military commissaries MarketWire

Accellera and Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) Approve Merger, Unite to Form Accellera Systems Initiative
Accellera and the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI), two industry organizations focused on the creation and adoption of electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) standards, announced that their members and Boards have approved their merger, and they have united to form Accellera Systems Initiative MarketWire

"Have You Heard From Johannesburg," the Definitive Five-Part Series on the Global Anti-Apartheid Movement, Premieres on "Independent Lens" in January 2012
Filmed throughout the world over the course of more than 10 years, "Have You Heard From Johannesburg" is the definitive cinematic history of the worldwide effort to end South African apartheid. The five-part documentary series features astonishing archival footage and interviews with dozens of the major players in the movement, yet it belies the ordinary long-form documentary experience MarketWire

Market Research Projects Size of the Glucose Monitoring Device Market
MarketResearch.com, the leading source of market research, has announced the addition of the new report "Global Glucose Monitoring Device Market 2010-2014" to their collection of diabetes industry analysis. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Infiniti-Research-Limited-v2680/Global-Glucose-Monitoring-Device-6665545/ MarketWire

Merchant Risk Council to Host Highly Anticipated 10th Annual e-Commerce Payments & Risk Conference
The Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a global trade association uniting online and multi-channel retailers, card networks, card issuers, law enforcement agencies and solution providers to make the internet a preferred place to shop and do business, announced that it is hosting its 10th Annual e-Commerce Payments & Risk Conference from March 27-29 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort. MarketWire

Market Research Study Forecasts the Size of the Orthopedics Devices Market
MarketResearch.com, the leading source of market research, has announced the addition of the new report "Global Orthopedics Devices Market (2011 - 2016)" to their collection of Medical Devices industry analysis. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/MarketsandMarkets-v3719/Global-Orthopedics-Devices-6671607/ MarketWire

Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD) evaluates physicians' perception of sales representative calls
Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD), leading provider ofintegrated healthcare market research, has released audited marketing figuresonphysicians' perception of sales representative calls. MarketWire

Carbon Sciences Encouraged by Shell's Successful Shipment of Gas-to-Liquids Products to the U.S.
Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make liquid transportation fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today commented that Royal Dutch Shell's successful shipment of GTL products to the U.S. confirms the company's belief that its own GTL solution will be commercially viable. MarketWire

Yammer Appoints EMEA Leadership Team in London
Yammer, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise social networks, today announced the appointment of Georg Ell, general manager for EMEA, who is responsible for the company's growth across the region, and Mike Grafham, head of Customer Success for EMEA, who manages the team responsible for maintaining customer relationships and network deployments MarketWire

Lattice Ships 75 Million MachXO Programmable Logic Devices
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it has shipped more than 75 million MachXO™ PLDs (programmable logic devices) since their introduction MarketWire

Bank Technology News Names Netuitive "Top 10 Tech Company to Watch"
Netuitive, Inc., a leading provider of predictive analytics software for IT, today announced it has been named one of Bank Technology News "Top 10 Tech Companies to Watch" featured in the December issue. MarketWire

Linde to build hydrogen plant for chemical complex in Northeast China
Linde AG /Linde to build hydrogen plant for chemical complex in Northeast China. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Xcite Energy Limited announces Rig Status Update
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Technic to Launch New Line of Process Chemistries for Reduced Gold Consumption in Electronic Applications
Technic Inc. has announced entering into the final phase of development on enabling technologies designed to reduce the use of gold in electronic packaging and connector applications. The new line of products will be marketed under the name Goldeneye and consists of equipment, electroplating chemistry, and ancillary process chemistries MarketWire

Melrose Jewelers Launches Its His & Hers VIP Rolex Event With $3000 Off Rolex Watches
Melrose Jewelers, USA's #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, launched its His & Hers VIP Rolex Event with Up to $3000 off any Two Rolex Watches MarketWire

REMINDER: Accellera Chair Shishpal Rawat Talks About Roadmap for IP and System Design Standards at IP-SOC 2011
WhoAccellera, the electronics industry organization focused on electronic design automation (EDA) standards, invites IP-SOC 2011 attendees to hear Accellera chair Shishpal Rawat's invited talk on The Roadmap for IP and System Design Standards MarketWire

Princeton Security Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: PSGY) to Present at the Annual LD MICRO Conference December 8th, 2011
One of the leading Radiation Identifier; X-ray and Nuclear detection companies, Princeton Security Technologies, Inc (OTCBB: PSGY), today announced that it will be presenting at the 4th annual LD MICRO Conference on Thursday, December 8th at the Luxe Hotel, Los Angeles. MarketWire

New Vishay Foil Resistors Company Demonstration Highlights High Energy Pulse Superiority of Bulk Metal(R) Foil Resistors as a 'Figure of Merit' for Precision, Stability, and Reliability
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors division (VFR) has unveiled a new video that presents a demonstration of the high energy pulse capabilities of two resistor technologies: thin film and Bulk Metal® Foil MarketWire

Quicksilver Resources to Present at Upcoming Energy Conference
Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE: KWK) today announced that Quicksilver President and CEO, Glenn Darden, will present at the CapitalOne Southcoast Energy Conference on December 7, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Central time. MarketWire

AmeraMex Hosts Shareholder Update Conference Call
AmeraMex International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment to logistics companies (stevedoring), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, today announced it will hold a conference call to provide an update for shareholders and members of the financial community. MarketWire

Additional Listing and Total Voting Rights
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San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency Achieves Record $5 Billion in Life Insurance Coverage in Force
The San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency LLC (www.sfbaa.com), a Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) general agency based in Walnut Creek, Calif., announced today it has reached an agency record $5 billion of life insurance coverage in force issued by MassMutual and its affiliates MarketWire

Con Edison CFO & SVP Robert Hoglund on Wells Fargo Symposium Panel
Con Edison (NYSE: ED) Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Robert Hoglund will participate in a panel discussion at the Wells Fargo Securities 10th Annual Pipeline, MLP, E&P, Services, and Utility Symposium on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. (ET). MarketWire

Send Word Now Hires Two New Professionals, Further Extending Its Incomparable Sales Team
Send Word Now, the leading provider of on-demand mass notification and incident management services, announced today the hire of Cort Wehmann and Michael Dutton as Regional Sales Managers. Wehmann and Dutton joined the Send Word Now team in order to assist with the company's continued growth in the emergency notification industry. MarketWire

Orkla ASA : Disclosure of shareholding and trade subject to notification in Tomra
Orkla ASA has sold 23 000 000 shares in Tomra Systems (representing 15.5 % of the total share capital) for a price per share of NOK 38.50. Orkla holds no shares in Tomra following the transaction GlobeNewswire

GAM Holding AG: Transfer of four million treasury shares into the current buy-back programme
GAM Holding AG /GAM Holding AG: Transfer of four million treasury shares into the current buy-back programme . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Form 8.3 - K3 Business Technology Group Plc
PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORERule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code") GlobeNewswire

Rezidor announces the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Hotel, Sochi / Russia
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and the leading international hotel operator in Russia/CIS, announces the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Hotel, Sochi. The property featuring 500 rooms is scheduled to open its doors in Q1 2013. GlobeNewswire

The Norwegian Agricultural Authority has entered into an agreement with EDB ErgoGroup for applications operating services
(Oslo, 5 December 2012) The Norwegian Agricultural Authority (SLF) has entered into an agreement with EDB ErgoGroup for applications operating services. The agreement provides for SLF to concentrate all its applications operations to EDB ErgoGroup GlobeNewswire

Affimed Therapeutics AG Appoints Dr Eugene Zhukovsky as New Chief Scientific Officer
Affimed Therapeutics AG /Affimed Therapeutics AG Appoints Dr Eugene Zhukovsky as New Chief Scientific Officer . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SOLVAY'S PRODUCTS USED FOR THE ECO-FRIENDLY ELECTRIC BLUECAR®'S POWER AND RANGE
Brussels, 5 December 2011, at 8:15 am (Brussels time) GlobeNewswire

Wizcom Sector Focus Yields Results Aberdeen Services
Wizcom Technologies Ltd. /Wizcom Sector Focus Yields Results Aberdeen Services . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

TGS Signs Letter of Award for 3D Vessel
Asker, Norway (5 December 2011) - TGS announces that it has signed a letter of award with Dolphin Geophysical to charter the 12 streamer new build vessel,  M/V Polar Duchess, for3D multi-client projects in Europe during the 2012 summer season.The charter is expected to begin during first half of April and will last for approximately six months GlobeNewswire

Heijmans acquires two new contracts valued at over € 34 million
Heijmans' subsidiary Burgers Ergon was contracted by BAM Non-residential Building to install the electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and sprinkler systems in support of the redevelopment of the Roeterseiland educational complex in Buildings A and B/C of the University of Amsterdam. The total contract is valued at over € 21 million GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Signs USD 400,000 Broadcast Graphics Deal with Virgo Media Ltd. in Bangladesh
Bergen, Norway, December 05, 2011. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

Lindab announces management change in Building Systems business area
It has been mutually agreed that Venant Krier, Business Area Manager Building Systems, will leave Lindab on December 5th. He isreplaced as Business Area Manager by Hans Berger who has many years' experience in managing Building Systems businesses in both North America and Europe and who is currently Business Unit manager for Lindab Inc in the US GlobeNewswire

EDB ErgoGroup ASA: Norway Post extends its agreement
(Oslo, 5 December 2011) Norway Post has decided to take advantage of an opportunity provided in its agreement with EDB ErgoGroup ASA to continue to use services for certain areas for 12 months beyond the end of the original contract period. This represents an extension of the services that EDB ErgoGroup delivers in these areas for one year beyond the delivery period originally agreed GlobeNewswire

Omnicare Extends Tender Offer for PharMerica Until January 20, 2012; Amends Timing Agreement with the FTC
COVINGTON, Ky., December 5, 2011 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR) today announced that it has extended its offer to purchase all outstanding shares of PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC) common stock for $15.00 per share in cash to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 20, 2012, unless further extended.The tender offer was previously scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m GlobeNewswire

SeaBird - Notice from bondholders' meeting
Cyprus, 5 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

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