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BJP attacks UPA Government on inflation
Attacking the Congress-led UPA Government on the issue of price rise, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Thursday accused it of not tackling inflation and ignoring the plight of common man. ANI

Suspension of FDI in retail done to avoid mid-term polls: Mukherjee
Congress Members of Parliament were told on Thursday that the UPA Government was "compelled" to suspend the move to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail avoid a mid-term election. ANI

China clears Nestle $1.7bln bid for Singapore-listed candy maker
Chinese regulators have approved Nestle's 1.7 billion dollar acquisition of a 60 percent stake in the Singapore listed confectioner Hsu Fu Chi International. ANI

Yahoo to get $610mln in 'larcenous lottery' spammer case
A New York court has ordered spammers to pay 610 million dollars to Yahoo for running a larcenous lottery scheme, using the internet firm's name. ANI

39,900 Australians lost jobs in November, unemployment rate up to 5.3 pct
The unemployment rate in Australia has risen to 5.3 percent in the wake of 39,900 Australians losing full-time jobs in November. ANI

Japan and Asia Differ on Q3 Hiring Levels - Robert Walters
Recruitment activity in Japan rebounded strongly, with job advertisements increasing 106% from Q2 to Q3 and a further 20% over the course of the quarter. Asia pacific job advertising, however, remained consistent with quarter two levels according to Robert Walters' Asia Job Index for quarter three ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Group Adopts Cloud Service for Suite of Requirements Definition Tools
Fujitsu began applying Tri-shaping, the requirements definition methodology it systematized for building ITC systems, to its projects in April 2011 ACN Newswire

MHI Develops World's First Technology Enabling One Grinding Machine to Perform High-speed, High-Precision Machining of Diverse Gear Types
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has developed technology enabling high-speed and high-precision machining of a diverse range of precision gears, which are used in vehicle transmission systems and other applications, by a single machine, thereby permitting the complete grinding process, through to finishing, to be achieved at low cost ACN Newswire

Sharp to Exhibit at Eco-Products 2011
Sharp Corporation will be exhibiting at Eco-Products 2011, one of Japan's largest trade shows for environment-related technologies, from December 15 through December 17, 2011 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight) ACN Newswire

Telefonica and NEC Start Cloud Computing Services in Argentina
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that Telefonica has launched "APLICATECA" in Argentina, cloud services using NEC's cloud platform.In February 2011, Telefonica selected NEC as a strategic partner to promote cloud computing in Latin America ACN Newswire

Williams F1 Chooses Thomson Reuters to Support Board of Directors
Thomson Reuters BoardLink Helps Streamline Board CommunicationsLondon, December 7, 2011 - Williams F1, one of the world's legendary Formula One(TM) teams, has selected Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance ( to provide BoardLink, a secure portal for the online exchange and execution of board business and information, to its board of directors ACN Newswire

Growing Demand for US Products and Services in Asia
Exports from the United States to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong should increase significantly in 2012, a senior Hong Kong trade official told 300 business and financial services professionals at a seminar in New York City, 2 December ACN Newswire

Newlyweds Finding Great New Home Opportunities at Canopy Lane by William Lyon Homes
Newlyweds and engaged couples who want to start their lives together in a brand new home are finding the gated neighborhood of Canopy Lane by William Lyon Homes the perfect OC address MarketWire

Kick Off 2012 With a Brand New Home at the Ranch by William Lyon Homes
A diversity of homebuyers from urban professionals to young families who want an incredible deal on a new home must visit The Ranch. With prices from the high $100,000s, and historically low interest rates currently available, this holiday season is the perfect time to purchase a brand new single-family detached residence by William Lyon Homes and welcome the New Year in style MarketWire

Give the Gift of a Lifetime -- a Brand New Magnolia Lane Home in Elk Grove
Magnolia Lane by William Lyon Homes is a must-see opportunity for local renters whose wish list for this holiday season includes a brand new Elk Grove home at prices from the mid $200,000s MarketWire

Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Quarterly and Special Cash Dividends
Franklin Resources, Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: BEN) announced a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $0.27 per share payable on December 30, 2011 to stockholders of record holding shares of common stock at the close of business on December 19, 2011. The quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share represents an 8% increase over the dividends paid the prior quarter and the same quarter last year MarketWire

VelaTel to Deploy and Expand Wireless Broadband Networks in Croatia and Montenegro
US-based VelaTel Global Communications (OTCQB: VELA) (PINKSHEETS: VELA) (VelaTel), a leader in deploying and operating wireless broadband and telecommunication networks worldwide, today announced it has entered into a Business Cooperation Agreement with the shareholders of Herlong Investments Limited to acquire a 75% controlling interest in Herlong and its operating subsidiaries, Novi-Net, d.o.o MarketWire

Human Touch(R) Adds Financing Option to Its Healthcare Professional Program for Chiropractors
Human Touch®, the U.S. market leader of innovative massage chairs, Perfect Chair® Recliners, and other wellness solutions, is pleased to introduce a new financing program to chiropractors, now available through its Healthcare Professional Program MarketWire

For Every New Like on the Live Rosedale Facebook Page, $1 Will Be Donated to City of Hope
This holiday season, Rosedale is spreading the power of HOPE by giving back to the community. During the month of December, for every new 'LIKE' on the Live Rosedale Facebook page, $1 will be donated to City of Hope, a non-profit comprehensive Cancer Center MarketWire

Living 3D Holdings, Inc. Enters 3D Business With Acquisition
Living 3D Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: CCSG), announced today that it has acquired Living 3D Holdings, Ltd., a privately held company ("Living 3D"), focused on the marketing and sale of 3D image display devices in China. MarketWire

Mindoro Resources Update on Archangel Gold Drilling Program, Results from First Hole
Mindoro Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE: MIO) (ASX: MDO) (FRANKFURT:WKN 906167) today announced the first drillhole result from the Archangel drilling program designed to test interpreted high-grade "feeder" structures underlying the near surface Archangel resources, Batangas, Philippines. MarketWire Renews and Expands Its Annual Subscription With DigitalGlobe, Inc.
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, today announced that China's leading online media, search, gaming, community and mobile service group, Inc. ("Sohu"), has renewed its annual subscription for DigitalGlobe imagery and expanded its coverage from 44 cities to 100 cities. MarketWire

Virtu Investments, LLC Closes a $37M Discretionary Equity Fund
Virtú Investments, LLC, a San Francisco-based real estate investment management firm, announced today that it has closed a $37 million discretionary fund. The Virtú Multifamily Opportunity Fund, L.P. will invest in the acquisition, renovation, and repositioning of apartment properties in the Western United States MarketWire

Amwest Wrongfully Named in Lawsuit and Will Aggressively Defend Action and Seek Damages
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) was the subject of a press release issued today by a George Sharp. Mr. Sharp has indicated that he has named the Company (and others) as an additional defendant in his lawsuit against Writers' Group Film Corp., Front Row Networks, Inc MarketWire

The Army-Navy Football Game on December 10, 2011 Honors the 100th Birthday of President Reagan
As the home team for the 112th Army-Navy Football game on December 10, 2011, the United States Naval Academy partners with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation to honor 100 years since the birth of President Reagan by showing a video tribute to our nation's fortieth president and by tossing a Ronald Reagan Centennial Commemorative Coin prior to their game this Saturday MarketWire

Zacuto Educates Audiences on Audio With New 'Sound Series' Articles
When making a film, novice filmmakers often overlook the importance of audio. In an effort to educate and inform filmmakers of how to capture excellent audio, Zacuto has begun releasing a series of sound related articles by professional recording engineer, Clinton Harn. MarketWire

Mercantile Bancorp Announces Stock Transition to OTCQB Marketplace and Filing of Form 15 With Securities and Exchange Commission
Mercantile Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: MBCR) (the "Company") announced that effective today the Company's common stock has ceased trading on the NYSE Amex. Effective immediately, the Company anticipates that transactions in its common stock will be quoted through the OTCQB Marketplace under the symbol "MBCR." MarketWire

CubeSmart Announces a 14% Annual Dividend Increase
CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities, announced today that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per common share for the period ending December 31, 2011. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2012 to common shareholders of record on January 5, 2012 MarketWire

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Thrush Aircraft Sign 10-Year Commercial Agreement
NAAA - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Thrush Aircraft today announced a 10-year General Terms Agreement at the National Agricultural Aviation Association's 45th Annual Convention & Exhibition MarketWire

Silvercorp's Fiscal 2012 Drilling Exploration Program Update
Silvercorp Metals Inc. (TSX: SVM)(NYSE: SVM) ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") provides an update on its Fiscal 2012 exploration drilling programs on its mines and properties in China and Canada. The Company planned 244,000 meters of surface and underground drilling for its various projects for Fiscal 2012 (April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012) MarketWire

ORRV Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer
Oceanic Research and Recovery, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ORRV), a marine salvage and exploration company, today announced the Board of Directors has appointed Michael Johnson as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Johnson has also been appointed to the Board of Directors. MarketWire

Indian Celebration at Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers
The Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers Cairo, Egypt hotel recently hosted an exceptional culinary event at Raj. Honored by the presence of H.E MarketWire

International Tea Day Celebrated in Style at Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers
Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers celebrated "International Tea Day" along with its sister properties worldwide. From San Francisco to Shanghai, Fairmont has a long, illustrious history of serving the best afternoon tea in town MarketWire

UPDATE: Insulet Corporation to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced the Company will participate in the following investor conference: MarketWire

New Intergraph(R) Case Describes How CAU2011 Winner Larsen & Toubro of India Succeeds With PV Elite(R) on Diverse Vessel Projects
Intergraph has published a new case that discusses how Larsen & Toubro has used Intergraph PV Elite for diverse client pressure vessel and heat exchanger engineering and design projects in India and other regions, successfully addressing custom and complex requirements and automating and speeding up project completion MarketWire

Telvent Announces Intent to Deregister Ordinary Shares From Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act

Set Your Heart on Calabash Cove Resort & Spa This Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, woo your beloved with a romantic getaway to Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, a beachfront boutique resort that radiates romance with stunning ocean vistas, a setting in complete harmony with its exotic natural surroundings, and an exceptional staff that anticipates every need and desire so guests can truly focus on each other. MarketWire

Covanta Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend
Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share, payable on January 5, 2012 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on December 21, 2011. MarketWire

Esterline Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Results
Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (, a leading specialty manufacturer serving the global aerospace/defense markets, today reported results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 28, 2011, and initiated forward-looking guidance for the first quarter and full fiscal year of 2012. MarketWire

Oil-Dri Announces First Quarter Results
Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC) today announced net sales of $59,582,000 for the first quarter ended October 31, 2011, a 6% increase compared with net sales of $56,285,000 in the same quarter one year ago. Net income for the first quarter was $1,075,000, or $0.15 per diluted share, a 57% decrease compared with net income of $2,519,000, or $0 MarketWire

Grid2Home Releases G2H-SE2 Software Solution for Smart Energy 2.0
Grid2Home, developer of Smart Energy Profile 2.0 (SEP-2) communication technologies, today announced the availability of the beta release of its G2H-SE2 Software, which can be fully customized for any platform. An evaluation kit will be available to order in January. MarketWire

Skinner's Auction of Asian Works of Art Nets $3.7M
Skinner, Inc. one of the world's leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, reported its auction of Asian Works of Art held on Thursday, December 1st through Saturday, December 3rd brought $3,745,195.48, including buyer's premium. Of the 1,600 works offered, many exceeded pre-sale high estimates, further proving that the demand for Asian art and antiques remains extremely strong. MarketWire

Motherhood and Money: How Baby Changes Everything
A new nationwide survey issued by Citibank's Women & Co. reveals that money is top of mind for U.S. mothers, following only parenting as the top topics that they think about daily. In fact, among their myriad of parenting responsibilities, 6 in 10 moms are making most of the day-to-day money decisions in the family and another 3 in 10 share decisions equally with their spouse. MarketWire

Signature Devices Inc. Appoints New CEO, Mart van der Velde, to Lead Company's Growth, Revenue and Product Plans
Mart van der Velde has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Signature Devices Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SDVI) effective immediately. Mr. van der Velde, age 47, has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, including being the youngest banker in the Netherlands (at age 23, with a division of SNS bank and later he worked for RABO bank). For the past eight years, Mr MarketWire

Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun Presented by SugarHouse Casino Now Anchors New Regional New Year's Week Celebration
Mayor Michael A. Nutter today announced that the new tradition of two fireworks on New Year's Eve will continue as SugarHouse Casino returns to present Twice the Fireworks, Twice the Fun with two different shows 6 p.m. and Midnight, lighting up the skies over the Delaware River MarketWire Announces the Addition of Keranique Hair Care, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the hair care brand Keranique to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire Announces the Addition of BelleCore Body Buffer Tool, the nation's leading e-commerce specialty retailer providing scientifically sound solutions for healing and maintaining healthy skin, has added the body buffer device BelleCore to its assortment of premium products. MarketWire

Dimon Returns as CEO of the Year
JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon tops Institutional Investor's third annual All-America Executive Team for second year in a row. MarketWire

3D Systems Partners With PediaVision to Develop Breakthrough Vision Screening Device
3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced today that Quickparts® assisted PediaVision® with the development and production of Spot, a wireless, handheld vision screening device that is easy to use and can capture results in less than one second. MarketWire

BlogHer, Inc. Hires New Editor-in-Chief: Stacy Morrison
BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, has announced that Stacy Morrison, the former editor-in-chief for Redbook Magazine, is the new editor-in-chief for MarketWire

MFRI to Announce Q3 Earnings
MFRI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFRI) announced today that it expects to publish third quarter 2011 earnings and file the Form 10-Q with the Securities Exchange Commission Monday, December 12, 2011. MarketWire

JCM Global Wins Bill Validator RFP at Kansas Star Casino
JCM Global, the world leader in currency bill validation equipment, is continuing its year-long winning streak, beating the competition in an RFP to place its award-winning iVIZION® bill validator and Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®) system at the soon-to-open Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. MarketWire

MyStudio Grand Opening to Hold First Local Talent Competition in Tri-State Area
Studio One Media, Inc. (OTCBB: SOMD) (OTCQB: SOMD) (PINKSHEETS: SOMD) announces the following media alert: MarketWire

OtterBox Celebrates Cycling Culture With Bike to Work Station
OtterBox, maker of premier protective solutions for mobile technology, will welcome a flurry of frigid cyclists at its new headquarters building in downtown Fort Collins, Colo. The locally owned company will host a breakfast station for the 2011 Winter Bike to Work Day on Dec. 14. MarketWire

For New HTC Tablet & Samsung Smartphone, OtterBox Provides Protection & Portability
Today's handheld devices have the innovative technology to hold important contacts, special memories or future appointments all in seven inches or less MarketWire

ADARA Networks CEO Eric Johnson Featured as the VIP Speaker at The Security Network's Cyber Summit
ADARA Networks, provider of a unique product platform that enables Enterprise IT to positively impact Net Profitability for businesses of all sizes through unified data center and network optimization, announced that Eric Johnson, CEO, was the featured VIP Speaker at The Security Network's Cyber Summit on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 MarketWire

TSheets Eases Time Tracking Transition for QuickBooks Customers
On December 1st, QuickBooks discontinued two applications -- Time Tracker and Time and Billing -- that helped small businesses monitor hours for billing. The cancellation has raised issues and discontent as former QuickBooks time tracking customers try out alternative software replacement solutions MarketWire

NCSBN and Pearson VUE to Bring NCLEX-RN(R) Examination to Canada
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and Pearson VUE, the electronic certification and licensure testing business of Pearson, announced today that the NCLEX-RN® Examination was selected by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and nine other Canadian registered nurse regulatory bodies for utilization by these entities as a licensure requirement. MarketWire

Orange Gives Subscribers a Better Memory With New Evernote Partnership
Today, Orange and Evernote announced a partnership to deliver Evernote Premium accounts to all Orange mobile and broadband contract holders in France beginning in the first quarter of 2012. This initiative is part of Orange's new Personal Cloud initiative, aimed at delivering additional value to the company's millions of subscribers MarketWire

Social Discovery Leader Tagged Acquires Topicmarks
Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Topicmarks. Topicmarks' mission is to make long form content as easy and relevant to work with as social media. The company's staff and technology will help power the growth of Tagged as it expands its footprint as the best place to meet new people online. MarketWire

Second Annual LimmudBoston Conference -- A Smashing Success
More than 1,000 members of the Greater Boston Jewish community flocked to Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill, MA, on Sunday, December 4, where they celebrated the joys of lifelong Jewish learning at LimmudBoston 2011, the second annual Limmud for the New England area. Around the world, Limmud (Hebrew for "study") conferences encourage Jewish lifelong learning for all. MarketWire

Turks and Caicos Reservations Adds 111 Private Villas to Its Accommodation Portfolio
Turks and Caicos Reservations, the only locally-based, central reservations service for the Turks and Caicos Islands, has added 111 private villas to its catalogue of vacation accommodations, making it the most comprehensive source of lodging options in Turks and Caicos MarketWire

Genesis Electronics Group, Inc. to Introduce Multipurpose Charger for Smartphones
Genesis Electronics Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GEGI) today announced and has introduced its first multipurpose SunBlazer™ smartphone wrap-around cover and charger. Designed specifically for the iPhone 4, the wrap-around SunBlazer G-2000 will protect and recharge Apple's leading smartphone, using solar power or an integrated USB connection -- three key benefits for the user. MarketWire

Integrated Risk Analytics: Brinqa GRC Achieves McAfee Compatibility Status
Governance, Risk and Compliance Management solutions provider Brinqa ( today announced that its GRC Platform solution has achieved McAfee Compatible status through the McAfee® Security Innovation Alliance partner program MarketWire

MarketingSherpa and Slingshot SEO Present Free Webinar on Choosing the Right SEO Tactics for Optimum Results
Two of the most respected brands in online marketing, MarketingSherpa and Slingshot SEO, are hosting a free webinar to help marketers make sense of the increasingly confusing world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). MarketWire

AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers Changes Name to A&A Midwest
Scott Stolberg, president and CEO of AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers, has announced that the company has changed its corporate name to A&A Midwest® effective January 1, 2012. The company's cores, recycling and auto wrecking divisions will utilize the new corporate name and be respectively known as A&A Midwest Cores, A&A Midwest Recycling and A&A Midwest Auto Wrecking MarketWire

MOSAID Says ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Shareholders Vote FOR $46 Per Share Cash Acquisition by Sterling Partners
MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX: MSD) today announced that proxy advisors Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have each recommended that shareholders vote in favour of a $46 per share cash takeover by Sterling Partners. The transaction has a value of approximately $590 million on a fully-diluted basis. MarketWire

Meditab Software Inc Joins Forces With Amigos For Kids This Holiday Season
Meditab Software Inc, creator of IMS (Intelligent Medical Software), has joined forces this holiday season with Amigos For Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991, dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities MarketWire

LULU SOFTWARE Launches Next Generation Soda PDF Software
LULU SOFTWARE, the publisher of Soda PDF™, a portable document format (PDF) editing and creation application, today announced the launch of the new Soda™ PDF software product line MarketWire

PHI Group Partners With Sao Nam Group to Build 2,400 MW Power Plant in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam
PHI Group, Inc MarketWire

Bombardier Boosts Commercial Aircraft Sales Team in Asia-Pacific
Bombardier Aerospace announced today the appointment of Torbjorn (Toby) Karlsson as Vice President, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. Reporting to Chet Fuller, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Mr. Karlsson heads the sales team that covers the entire Asia-Pacific region except China, Japan, and South Korea. MarketWire

EPIC Announces Preview Offer of SOMNUS Sleep Pad(TM) to Provide a More Comfortable and Sound Sleep
EPIC Corporation (PINKSHEETS: EPOR) (the "Company") announced that it is offering a substantial discount on its SOMNUS Sleep Pad™ to those persons suffering from a restless sleep due to chronic aches, pains, and stiffness or who just don't sleep through the night. MarketWire

Speed Up Holiday Baking With Convection Ovens
Baking for the holidays is a tradition that, for many, skipped a generation. With Westar Kitchen & Bath Chef Rachelle Boucher's simple five-in-one sugar dough, ornamented with five variations of toppings, mix-ins and icings, and made easy with the even, multi-rack baking of a convection oven, the busy home chef can spread holiday cheer with heaps of fun with much less work. MarketWire

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to Transition IT Infrastructure Services to Fujitsu America
Fujitsu America, Inc. (FAI) will purchase the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) data center and provide a variety of Information Systems (IS) support services to BCBSNC in an agreement valued at $250 million over 5 years MarketWire

Bombardier Appoints Vice President to Lead Commercial Aircraft Sales in the Middle East and Africa
Bombardier Aerospace announced today the promotion of Raphael Haddad to the position of Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. With over 15 years at Bombardier, Mr MarketWire

Woodbridge Group Closes Sale of Millennium Communications Group to DisplayWorks
Woodbridge Group is pleased to announce the sale of its client Millennium Communications Group, LLC (MCG) based in Parsippany, New Jersey to DisplayWorks LLC, headquartered in Irvine, California. MarketWire

Aerospace Settles in Fraud Case Involving Former Employee
The Department of Justice announced a settlement with The Aerospace Corporation pertaining to the case of a former employee who defrauded the government by falsely claiming dual employment with Aerospace and another company. This illegal act also violates Aerospace's corporate values and policies, and is not condoned by the corporation. MarketWire

Big Screen Entertainment Group (BSEG.PK) Announces New Advisory Board
Big Screen Entertainment Group (PINKSHEETS: BSEG) is assembling an advisory board of financial professionals to look at all aspects of the company (BSEG) that will maximize shareholder value. MarketWire

Jingle Del, Jingle Del: Del Taco Fills Stockings and Mailboxes With Tasty Personalized Holiday Cheer
For those who rely on gift cards for a quick and much-appreciated present, Del Taco has cooked up a fresh program with customized cards, free food and merchandise deals for online purchases through the company's new web store and in-store offers. Once again, all online Del Taco gift card orders include free USPS shipping. MarketWire

Annual General Meeting 2011 of Barry Callebaut AG
Barry Callebaut AG /Annual General Meeting 2011 of Barry Callebaut AG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Benchmark Applies GuardTime for Verifiable Proof of Intellectual Property Integrity and Protection
Data integrity service provider GuardTime ( today announced that Benchmark Solutions (, a financial services technology company and the only producer of unbiased, streaming market-derived prices for the fixed income and derivatives markets, will use GuardTime Keyless Signatures to protect its intellectual property (IP), and confidential documents MarketWire

Adara Media TruPrecision Targeting Platform Wins Mega Award
Adara Media Inc., a global travel marketing platform company, today announced that its TruPrecision Targeting Platform has been named the Best Vendor Ancillary Revenue Merchandising in the Mega Awards, hosted by Airline Information. The award recognizes the airline vendor solution that provides unmatched attributable and sustainable revenues. MarketWire

Avid Law Center Announces Help for Foreclosed Homeowners Facing Unlawful Detainer/Eviction
Avid Law Center is continuing its fight for distressed homeowners by expanding its practice to help those now facing an Unlawful Detainer/Eviction lawsuit. The Orange County, California-based real estate and litigation law firm, now provides new help to homeowners seeking to fight their foreclosures and stay in their homes as long as possible. MarketWire

H&R Block Announces 33% Dividend Increase
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the annual cash dividend on the company's common shares by 33 percent to $0.80 cents per share from $0.60 per share. MarketWire

Funzio's Social Military iOS Game Modern War Secures a Whopping 1.5 Million Installs in a Week
Funzio, the leading developer of advanced social games for mobile, Facebook and Google+, today announced that its second game, Modern War, was downloaded more than 1.5 million times in the week following its launch on Apple's iOS platform ( MarketWire

Leads360 Helps Lenders Capture, Nurture and Track HARP 2.0 Opportunities
Leads360, the industry leader in sales lead management software, today announced the release of Leads360 HARP 2.0 Toolkit in response to the anticipated increase in refinance activity from HARP 2.0. MarketWire

CKE Restaurants Names QSR Automations Kitchen Display Software and Hardware as Preferred Platform
QSR Automations®, provider of the ConnectSmart® in-store, online, and mobile connected technology solutions for restaurant businesses worldwide, announces its kitchen display software and hardware has been established by CKE Restaurants, Inc. as the preferred kitchen technology platform MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Dual-in-Line Thin Film Resistor Networks Offering High-Temperature Operation to + 215 Deg. C and Ratio Tolerances to 0.05 %
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of dual-in-line thin film resistor networks offering a wide operating temperature range of - 55 °C to + 215 °C MarketWire

International Study Assesses Disease Registries as Means for Improving Health Care Value
The U.S. health-care system could improve health outcomes and save billions of dollars if it followed the lead of other countries and established a system of disease registries, according to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). MarketWire

Zion & Zion Sweeps Agency Rankings
Building on what has been a banner year thus far for the Arizona advertising, public relations, interactive, and marketing/branding agency Zion & Zion, the firm has now had a full sweep in recent agency rankings MarketWire

New Englanders Band Together to Help Re-Build Wilmington, Vermont
With the holidays approaching there is no better time than now for neighbors to come together for a good cause. After tropical storm Irene swept through the east coast, communities in many areas of New England were virtually devastated. Wilmington, Vermont is one of the towns that sustained severe damage. Revival will take years. MarketWire

Semaphore Announces New Processors for RTU Product Line
Semaphore, a CSE Global company, is now shipping new central processor and communications processor modules for the Kingfisher Plus+ SCADA system RTU. MarketWire

Novo Nordisk A/S : Trading in Novo Nordisk Shares by Board Members, Executives and Associated Persons on 7 December 2011 and on 8 December 2011
Company Announcement no 77 2011: This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf ofThomson Reuters clients MarketWire

Students Learn Personal Money Management Basics From TopLine Federal Credit Union
TopLine Federal Credit Union was cordially invited to host a special money management workshop on the campus of North Hennepin Community College last month for the College's GPS (Goals + Plans = Success) LifePlan program, which helps students develop skills in the five LifePlan areas of Career, Education, Finance, Leadership and Personal. MarketWire

Entrepreneur Mike Mann Expands Longboard House Retail and Internet Business
In 1961, an entrepreneur named Mike Mann caught his first wave on a rented surfboard in Miami Beach. From that moment on, he had no doubt what he wanted to do with his life -- turn people on to the joy of surfing. Fifty years later, Mann is still in the water at every opportunity and at the cutting edge of water equipment technology. MarketWire

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Mercuria Energy Group Ltd Signs a USD755 Million Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility in Asia
This document corrects and replaces the press release that was sent on December 8th, 2011 at 3:03 am ET, 8:03 am GMT. Please note that the final four paragraphs have been replaced with one new paragraph. The corrected version follows. MarketWire

Sonian Positioned in 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
Sonian, the pioneer in cloud-powered archiving and search, today announced that it has been positioned in the December 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving(1) by Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the world's leading information technology research and advisory company MarketWire

Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. Declares Weisenberg/Inspar Field Services, LLC in Default of Mediated Settlement Agreement
Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRRY) announced today that after months of good faith negotiations and a Mediated Settlement Agreement, by and between Planet Resource Recovery and Kurt Neubauer v. Kent Weisenberg and Inspar Field Services, LLC, Kent Weisenberg and Inspar Field Services, LLC are in default of the Agreement. MarketWire

Altara Joins Intacct Business Partner Program
Intacct, a leading provider of cloud financial management and accounting software, today welcomed Altara, one of the largest and most experienced ERP consulting firms in the western United States, to its Business Partner Program MarketWire

A White Tablecloth Holiday Experience: Easily Prepared and Served in the Comfort of Home
Selecting a holiday entertaining recipe that's flavorful, easy to prepare and unique can be a daunting task. This year, go for "the wow factor," but keep it simple. MarketWire

Leopard 44 Wins Sail Magazine's Best Boat of the Year 2012
SAIL Magazine recently awarded the Leopard 44, the coveted title of Best Boat 2012 in the Cruising Multihull under 50 feet category MarketWire

Rochester Chiropractor Treats and Advises Patients Suffering From Psoriasis
Dr. Ron Fried, a Rochester chiropractor who has operated the Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Rochester Hills for the past 22 years, treats patients who suffer from Psoriasis, an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own skin cells MarketWire

Axceler, Nintex Announce the Availability of Axceler's Davinci Migrator 2.0 to Migrate Nintex Workflows
Axceler, the leader in Microsoft SharePoint governance, administration and migration software, and a Technology Partner of Nintex, the world's leading SharePoint workflow company, today announced the general availability of Axceler's Davinci Migrator 2.0 for SharePoint 2010 MarketWire

Kamakura Announces Free Trials of Its KRIS Default Probability Service in Response to Proposed Rules Eliminating Ratings From Market Risk Capital Requirements
Kamakura Corporation reported Thursday that it would offer free trials of its Kamakura Risk Information Services default probability service to financial institutions and bank regulatory agencies in response to Wednesday's announcement by U.S. bank regulators of a revised approach to market risk capital that eliminates reference to credit ratings MarketWire

SEI Global Poll: Use of Liability-Driven Investing (LDI) Strategies Highest in 5 Years
An annual SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) Global Quick Poll released today found the number of pension plans adopting liability-driven investing (LDI) strategies has increased significantly since last year MarketWire

Quincy Veterinary Clinic Website to Offer In-Depth Pet Health Info
Willard Veterinary Clinic, Inc. in Quincy has redeveloped its website to offer more information to South Shore and Milton pet lovers on achieving total health and well-being for their pets. Visitors can browse newsletter articles, view helpful videos and find tips on everything from choosing and finding a pet to bringing him or her home, living with the pet and finding a reliable vet MarketWire

ChromaGen Technology Now Offered in Nearly 30 Texas Optometry Practices
ChromaGen Vision, LLC today announced that nearly 30 optometry practices in Texas are now prescribing ChromaGen™ lenses, life-changing aids that treat symptoms of visual reading disorders and color blindness. MarketWire

PRA Honored With Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Excellence Award
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a specialized financial and business services company and market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, has been recognized by Volunteer Hampton Roads as a recipient of its 2011 Corporate Volunteer Excellence Award. MarketWire

Conway Chiropractic Center Announces "8 Weeks to Wellness" Program
Hurley Chiropractic and Wellness Center announced the launch of its "8 Weeks to Wellness" program. The wellness and rehabilitation center is the first clinic in Arkansas to offer the program, which combines regular chiropractic adjustments with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle counseling. According to Conway chiropractor Dr MarketWire Exits Record Setting Year With Second Consecutive Quarter of Profitability; Year Over Year Sales Jump More Than 300%, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SEEK) today announced its unreviewed, preliminary operating results for its fourth quarter and full year ending November 30, 2011. MarketWire

Leading Healthcare Data Collection Agency Offers Unparalleled Access to Difficult-to-Reach Patient Groups
All Global, the world's leading healthcare data company, has forged a new partnership with, a global patient community organization with over 150,000 patients and caregivers as members. The new partnership will provide All Global's clients with unparalleled access to previously difficult-to-reach patients across a number of key therapeutic classes. MarketWire

Alternet Systems, Inc. (ALYI) Appoints Visionary Technologist as Chief Technology Officer
Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) (PINKSHEETS: ALYI) today announced the appointment of Angel Pacheco as Alternet's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Mr. Pacheco brings more than twenty years of experience in C-level positions for companies in the financial and mobile payment industries in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific MarketWire

Five Things Every Consumer Should Know When Comparing Antivirus Software
Now more than ever before, computer users need to take measures to protect themselves online, and choosing the right antivirus software is a key step in defending against cyberthreats. MarketWire

The College Network Hires Vice President of Strategic Alliances
The College Network™, a leader in online learning, has expanded its executive management team by adding David Larson as Vice President of Strategic Alliances. This position is designed to help the company grow by expanding into new verticals. MarketWire

Louisiana Food Company Reveals Exciting New Product Labels
Louisiana Food Company (OTCBB: LUSI), a purveyor of "Certified" Louisiana specialty food products, today revealed the new labels for each of its packaged dry products and coffee products -- The new labels were designed to maximize the impact of the company's recently announced "paper can" packaging. MarketWire

Diversified Secure Ventures Corp. Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Go Green Technologies Corp.
Diversified Secure Ventures Corp. (PINKSHEETS: SRWY) and Go Green Technologies Corp., a private Nevada corporation, are pleased to announce that both firms have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in respect to an anticipated Reverse Merger/Acquisition. MarketWire

DRB Group to Drive Business Change With Epicor

American Nano Silicon Technologies Inc. Completes Relocation to New Facility
American Nano Silicon Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ANNO) ("ANNO" or "the Company"), a leading manufacturer of consumer and industrial chemical products in China, announced today that it has successfully relocated to its new facility in Nanchong. MarketWire

Hall of Fame Beverages Announces Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea Heading to New Mexico
Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HFBG) would like to announce the first of the new locations. Duke City Wholesale, LLC in New Mexico will be distributing Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea throughout the state. MarketWire

PowerShares Fundamental High Yield(R) Corporate Bond Portfolio (PHB) Recognized With William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today the PowerShares Fundamental High Yield® Corporate Bond Portfolio (PHB) received the William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year at the 2011 Super Bowl of Indexing Conference MarketWire

Risk Strategies Company Acquires Global Insurance Network Inc.
Risk Strategies Company (RSC), a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Boston, today announced that it has acquired Needham, Mass.-based Global Insurance Network, Inc., an independent insurance agency providing a full range of insurance services for clients in the Metro Boston area. MarketWire

Williams Controls Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Results and Announces Quarterly Dividend
Williams Controls, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE Amex: WMCO) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Extreme Brandz Named Company of the Year at 2011 Pinnacle Awards Food Service Industry Canada
Extreme Brandz, franchisor of Extreme Pita, Mucho Burrito and Purblendz, received the 2011 Pinnacle Award for Company of the Year during a luncheon Friday December 2nd in Toronto Canada. The award honours the company's innovation, successful business strategies and their 2011 development results in the foodservice industry MarketWire

CloudFloor DNS Announces New DNS Record Type -- "Alias Record"
CloudFloor DNS, the leading international provider of managed DNS and domain name services, announced the introduction of the brand new "Alias Record." This exclusive new record type allows users to add a CNAME to any record group and have it treated by the resolving client as an A Record, saving users time and money. MarketWire

oDesk Names Thomas Layton Executive Chairman
oDesk Corporation, the world's largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that Thomas Layton has been appointed as the company's new Executive Chairman. In this position, Layton will work closely alongside CEO Gary Swart in an active operating role leading the oDesk® online workplace. MarketWire

Discovery Education and OPEI Expand TurfMutt Science Program to Reach K-5 Classrooms Nationwide
Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced their science-based TurfMutt program has expanded to meet the needs of K-5 educators across the country. The program offers classroom resources for fostering an appreciation of the environment and green spaces through investigation, activities and experiments. MarketWire

Traps When Optimizing the Tax Structure of a German Unit
Benefitax German chartered accountants in Frankfurt am Main, advises investors to examine the German tax system intensively and in a timely manner. Otherwise unpleasant surprises await. The tax rates on corporate profits are approximately 30% in major centers and somewhat less in rural areas MarketWire

PayChest: Hornung (25 Year Senior Sales Executive) Running North American Sales & Marketing
PayChest Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PYCT) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mibus Inc. and its President, Mr. Patrick V. Hornung as the exclusive North American Sales & Marketing Agent for PayChest's Flushaway® technology sales and marketing management. Mibus Inc. is a private company incorporated solely for carrying out the sales/marketing agency role. MarketWire

Circle Star Energy Corp. to Present at 4th Annual LD MICRO Growth Conference
Circle Star Energy Corp. (OTCBB: CRCL) (the "Company") a Houston-based independent energy company engaged in the acquisition of non-operated interests in oil and gas properties, announced today that Chairman and CEO S. Jeffrey Johnson will be presenting at the LD MICRO Growth Conference on Thursday, December 8th. MarketWire

Group Deals Gain Momentum Among Local Merchants
MerchantCircle, the largest social network of local business owners in the nation, today shared results of its seventh Merchant Confidence Index survey of over 2,500 local business owners across the U.S. The data shows strong momentum for Google Offers, the new group deals service from the search giant which has seen both rapid growth and solid customer retention since its launch this summer MarketWire

New TRUSTe Privacy Index Shows Online Privacy Policies Are Lengthy, Complicated and Reveal Alarming Trends
TRUSTe, the leading online privacy solutions provider, today released its first privacy index as part of its new "Privacy Pulse" information series tracking changes and trends in online privacy. In the 2011 Website Edition of its Privacy Index, TRUSTe analyzed the privacy policies of the top 100 U.S. websites (as ranked by Alexa Sept MarketWire

Nearly Half of U.S. Small Businesses Believe Economy Has Worsened Over Past Six Months
MerchantCircle, the largest social network of local business owners in the nation, today issued the results of its seventh Merchant Confidence Index, a survey of local business owners across the country sharing their confidence levels in the current economy, and their expectations of future revenue, marketing spend and hiring MarketWire

FAIL Blog Community Names United States Congress the Kings and Queens of FAIL for 2011
In the year of Weiner showing his wiener, a high-profile super committee failure, the debt ceiling crisis, an insider trading brouhaha and pizza being declared a vegetable, could there be a more colossal embarrassing moment for the United States Congress this year? According to the FAIL Blog ( community, that answer is yes with the entire U.S MarketWire

New Sixteen-Channel Analog Switch From Supertex Provides Efficient Control of High Voltage Signals
Supertex (NASDAQ: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced HV2733, a sixteen-channel, high voltage, analog switch with integrated bleed resistors MarketWire

Skyscape RxDrugs Enhancement Offers Physicians Full Formulary Support
Physicians Interactive announced today that an enhanced version of its Skyscape RxDrugs mobile resource, including full formulary support, is now available. This formulary enhancement enables prescribers to check health plan coverage of thousands of brand name and generic drugs for their patients, right at the point of care MarketWire

Booz & Company Sees New "Age of Uncertainty" as Industries Look Ahead to 2012
For business next year, the only sure thing is uncertainty, Booz & Company advised its clients today. The consulting firm's annual "Industry Perspectives" predict that industries in 2012 will face challenges ranging from price wars to the evaporation of profit pools to technology-driven disruption MarketWire

Green Star Energies, Inc. Announces Approval of Reverse Stock Split and Name Change
Green Star Energies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSRED) is an oil and gas company focused on acquiring and developing under-producing fields in Texas and surrounding states. MarketWire

Intermedia Reaches 400,000 Users Under Management
Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the world's largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, announced it now manages over 400,000 premium Microsoft Exchange mailboxes on behalf of its customers and partners MarketWire

BioPharm Asia Appoints Independent Director
BioPharm Asia, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BFAR), a producer, distributor and retailer of medical products in China, today announced appointment of independent director. MarketWire

Ikanos Communications Selects eSilicon for Manufacturing Operations and Logistics

LRAD-RX(R) Systems Ordered by City of Fort Worth for Perimeter Security of Critical Infrastructure
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today it has received a LRAD-RX systems order from Fort Worth, TX as part of a perimeter security upgrade to one of the city's critical infrastructure facilities. MarketWire

KMA Global Solutions International Inc. Completes Spin-Offs of Its Subsidiaries, Settles Debt
KMA Global Solutions International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KMAG) KMA Global Solutions International Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of its spin-offs of its 3 subsidiaries. All Stockholders of record as of February 21, 2011 will receive equal shares of the KMA Global Solutions International Inc. (KMAG) holdings and shares of the subsidiaries KMA Global Solutions HK Ltd MarketWire

Siga Resources Announces Additional Lucky Thirteen Information
Siga Resources Inc (OTCBB: SGAE) is pleased to inform its shareholders and interested parties of plans to take the Lucky Thirteen Placer Project forward MarketWire

Cloudera Expands Enterprise Management Software For Apache Hadoop With End-to-End Visibility for Big Data Analytics
Delivering on its promise to propel adoption of Apache Hadoop across the mainstream enterprise, Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today unveiled Cloudera Enterprise 3.7 with Cloudera Manager, the industry's first and most comprehensive management application for Hadoop MarketWire

Lpath Files Registration Statement to Raise up to $10 Million
Lpath, Inc. (OTCBB: LPTN) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $10 million through the sale of units comprised of common shares and warrants to purchase common shares. The number of units to be offered and the price for the units have not yet been determined. MarketWire

CMO Council Study Reveals Consumers Want Better Experiences, Deeper Engagement, and More Value From Brands Through Social Media
Consumers are positively engaged and highly loyal to the brands they choose to follow and "like" on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others MarketWire

Green Energy Solutions (SATM) Plans Land Use for Energy Plant at Alberta Site
(PINKSHEETS: SATM) Green Energy Solution Industries, Inc. (GESI), is making plans for the use of its designated land for use in implementing its waste rail tie to energy plant at the Alberta location. GESI has an agreement with the feed stock provider On-Track Railway Operations Ltd MarketWire

IEC Announces Solid Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2011
IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE Amex: IEC) announced its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending September 30, 2011. MarketWire

DHS Holding, Co. Announces the Acquisition of
DHS Holding, Co. (PINKSHEETS: DHSM) -- Charlie Barrett, President of DHS Holding, Co., announces today that it has acquired 100% of is one of the country's largest business and consumer databases. sells portions of its database to customers based on their desired geographical and consumer preferences MarketWire

ERHC Energy Schedules Fiscal 2011 Year-End Conference Call
ERHC Energy Inc. (OTCBB: ERHE), a publicly traded American company with oil and gas assets in Sub-Saharan Africa, will hold a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Central Time on Friday, December 16, 2011 to discuss year-end financial results and provide an update on company activities. MarketWire

VisualMED Will Provide Clinical Workflow Engine for Phase II Clinical Trials
VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. (The "Company") (PINKSHEETS: VMCS) (FRANKFURT: VA6) announces it will be providing structured medical content to a provider of software integration services serving major drug developers. The latter seek new forms of standardization designed to both reduce cost and save precious time to market MarketWire

Neste Oil to sell its holding in an iso-octane plant in Canada
Neste Oil CorporationPress release8 December 2011 at 3.15 pm (EET)Neste Oil to sell its holding in an iso-octane plant in CanadaNeste Oil is to sell its 50% holding in an iso-octane plant in Edmonton,Canadato Canada's Keyera Corp. The plant has an annual nameplate capacity of520,000tons and employs 100 people MarketWire

Circle Star Energy Announces All-Stock Transaction to Acquire Permian Basin Oil Production Operated by Apache Corporation
Circle Star Energy Corp. (OTCBB: CRCL) (the "Company"), a performance-driven company with interests in a number of high-impact, large scale oil and gas plays in Texas is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 3.167% non-operated interest in the Glass Prospect, located in Glasscock County, Texas MarketWire

Selectica Expands Contract Lifecycle Management 5
Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC), provider of cloud-based sales configuration and contract lifecycle management solutions, today rolled out the latest version of Selectica Contract Lifecycle Management 5, further expanding a feature set that had already made Selectica CLM the preferred choice for companies managing sell-side contracts MarketWire

Producers Chad A. Verdi and Peter Facinelli Film "Loosies" Sells Big at Toronto and AFM
Verdi Productions (VP) announced today that its film "Loosies" has locked up over 24 overseas territories and the VP team will head to the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals in early 2012 for the film's final sales MarketWire

Mobile Excellence Awards Announces Its 2011 Winners at Prestigious Awards Gala in Los Angeles
The Mobile Excellence Awards honored industry leaders and rising stars at its annual gala, which took place on Monday, December 5th at a prestigious event in Los Angeles, CA and exclusively covered and filmed by the prestigious Arts & Living Magazine. MarketWire

Nabi Tablet Pre-Orders Sell Out in Record-Breaking Fashion
Fuhu, Inc., maker of Nabi, the world's first, full-featured Android tablet and platform made especially for kids, announced today that sales of Nabi have outpaced initial expectations, selling out the entire pre-order Nabi stock less than three weeks after becoming available on MarketWire Offers Pre- or Post-Flight Alternatives to Tight Travel Schedules and Cramped Flights
With the recent announcement of American Airlines filing for bankruptcy, along with higher fuel prices, travelers may find fewer flights and smaller, more crowded planes. Fewer flights may tighten up further holiday travelers' schedule options for the most convenient time for flying. MarketWire

Spellbinders Paper Arts Patent Upheld by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Co., LLC is an Inc. 500|5000 company, award-winning inventor, manufacturer and marketer of industry-leading tools for crafters. The company is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has issued a Notice of Intent to Issue Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate in the reexamination of U.S. Patent No MarketWire

Zayo Expands Arsalon Technologies' Kansas City Dark Fiber Network
Zayo Group announces it will provide a dark fiber ring for Arsalon Technologies, LLC in the greater Kansas City Metro area. The new dark fiber ring spans 45 miles and extends from the Kansas City International Airport to College Boulevard MarketWire

Lantronix Expands Availability of Ecommerce Store Into Europe, Canada, and Mexico
Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enable virtually any electronic device or machine to communicate and share data with applications and business and technology professionals, today announced the expansion of its ecommerce store into Canada, Mexico and throughout Europe. MarketWire

PivotLink Appoints Joe Dalton as Chief Marketing Officer
PivotLink, the leading provider of retail performance management and business intelligence solutions delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced that marketing veteran and entrepreneur Joe Dalton has joined the company as chief marketing officer (CMO) MarketWire

StockTwits Introduces Direct Communications Channel for Public Companies to Reach Investors and Influencers
StockTwits®, the leading communications platform for the financial community, today announced the availability of its StockTwits Direct offering for Investor Communications. The product is the first of its kind, and enables public companies to post company news and information directly to a module on their company's Yahoo! Finance Quote page MarketWire

TelVue(R) HyperCaster(TM) Wins Platinum Award for Digital Headend Equipment
TelVue Corporation (OTCQB: TEVE) (PINKSHEETS: TEVE), a leader in IP Television Broadcasting and Internet Video Streaming, is pleased to announce that Communications Technology has selected the TelVue® HyperCaster™ as the winner of a Platinum Award in the category of Digital Headend Equipment. The Platinum Awards recognize excellence in Cable Television technology and marketing. MarketWire

ImmuCell Presents Mast Out(R) Product Offering at World Animal Health Congress
ImmuCell Corporation (NASDAQ: ICCC) is today presenting its Mast Out® product offering at the World Animal Health Congress at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, MO. Mast Out is a Nisin-based intramammary infusion product designed to treat subclinical mastitis without a milk discard or meat withhold requirement MarketWire

Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics: "" Presents Beauty Tips for a Natural Skincare Routine
For women who haven't tried mineral makeup yet, the Jane Iredale product line is a great place to find natural eye shadows, foundations, lip colors and more. And the purity of the ingredients might be surprising, even to those who use mineral makeup on a regular basis. Skincare-News MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Lauds BK Medical, Analogic Ultrasound Group for Its Cutting-Edge Advanced Robotic Ultrasound Technology (ART) Solution
Based on its recent analysis of the surgical ultrasound market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BK Medical, with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Differentiation Award for BK Medical's Advanced Robotic Ultrasound Technology (ART™), the industry's first comprehensive solution for integrating surgeon controlled ultrasound into robotic-assisted surgery. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Soltecture GmbH for Its Superior Entrepreneurial Abilities in European Photovoltaic Solar Market
Based on its recent analysis of the photovoltaic solar market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Soltecture GmbH with the 2010 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Entrepreneurial Company of the Year. MarketWire

Golden Minerals Continues to Drill High Grade Silver With Wide Intercepts at the Yaxtche Deposit
Golden Minerals Company (NYSE Amex: AUMN) (TSX: AUM) ("Golden Minerals" or "the Company") is pleased to provide additional assay results from the Company's drilling program at the Yaxtché deposit on the El Quevar project, located in the Salta Province in northwestern Argentina. MarketWire

New Almond Innovators Cook, Bake and Shake
For the first time ever Almond Board of California is announcing that they have assembled a triumvirate of clever culinary experts to create fresh, exciting recipes using almonds in all their forms MarketWire

GlobalSCAPE's TappIn Launches New Remote Access App for Amazon's Kindle Fire
TappIn, Inc., the leading innovator in digital content access and file sharing for the mobile community, announced today the launch of its new Kindle Fire personal cloud service app. The new app is TappIn's first product release since becoming a subsidiary of secure information exchange leader GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GSB) earlier this month. MarketWire

Gongos Research Appoints Curtis Kaisner to Director, Qualitative Research
Curtis Kaisner, former Research Director on the company's Retail & Services team, has been appointed to Director, Qualitative Research of Gongos Research, as announced today by President & CEO John Gongos MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power to Showcase Its Portable Balloon Inflation System at American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc. ("API"), the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based wholly owned operating subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company"), announced today it will display its PBIS-1000 unit at the 92nd annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting in New Orleans, January 23-26, 2012. MarketWire

Erin Saxton Named One of 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of 2011
Own It Ventures, a community-based business ecosystem created for women entrepreneurs and business owners, and New Jersey Monthly magazine will honor the Top 25 New Jersey Leading Women Entrepreneurs for 2011. These New Jersey entrepreneurs have an estimated, combined impact of employing over 1000 people and generating revenues of over $165 million in New Jersey annually. MarketWire

Leadership Health Focus Named CODiE Award Finalist for "Best Medical and Health Information Product"
(Leadership Directories Inc.) Leadership Directories' newest online product, Leadership® Health Focus, has been selected as a finalist for the 27th Annual CODiE™ Awards in the "Best Medical and Health Information Product" category. MarketWire

Market Research Projects U.S. Asphalt Market Growth at 8.2% CAGR Through 2015, the leading source of market research, has announced the addition of the new report "Asphalt" to their collection of Materials market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Sauer Energy Inc.(TM) Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire 100% of City Windmills Inc.
Sauer Energy Inc.™ ("SEI™") (OTCBB: SENY), a developer of home and enterprise scale vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) systems, announced today that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with City Windmills Inc., a Delaware corporation. MarketWire

FutureGen Will Move Forward Without Ameren's Participation, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) (St. Louis, Missouri) will withdraw from the FutureGen 2.0 project at the end of the year, but the remaining members of the FutureGen Alliance (Jacksonville, Illinois) insist that they can move the advanced clean-coal project forward without the Missouri utility's participation. MarketWire

Protect Your Home From Theft This Holiday Season
When we think of the holidays, the last thing on our minds is the possibility of our home being broken into, personal belongings stolen, and our holiday ruined. But unfortunately, at this time of year, it happens. In the home insurance business, the holiday season is one of the busiest for home burglary claims. The good news is: there are some basic things you can do to protect your home MarketWire

PNI Digital Media and Tesco Launch Photo Art Library for Tesco's Online Photo Centre
PNI Digital Media (TSX: PN)(OTCBB: PNDMF) ("PNI" or the "Company"), the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announced the all-new Press Association Photo Art Gallery on MarketWire

Portugal's Largest Internet Service Provider Implements YubiKey Two-Factor Authentication to Secure Online Users
Yubico, the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection, today announced a successful partnership with SAPO, Portugal's largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Web portal. The implementation and deployment of YubiKey two-factor authentication hardware provides secure login access to both SAPO employees and the ISP's end users. MarketWire

Guardian 8 Hires Former TASER Executive as C.O.O.
Guardian 8 Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian 8 Holdings (OTCBB: GRDH) (OTCQB: GRDH), a Kansas City based developer of security safety devices, has hired Paul Hughes as its Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Hughes was formerly the Director of New Market Development for Scottsdale, AZ company TASER International, Inc MarketWire

Go Ahead and Add "More Hot Sex" to Your List of New Year's Resolutions
Just in time for New Year's resolutions, and DailyFeats have teamed up to launch an incentive program to motivate and reward women for living well, staying healthy, getting frisky, and using birth control. MarketWire

Michael Hayworth Accepted Into Elite Think-Tank
Hayworth Companies is proud to announce that its principal executive, Michael Hayworth, has been accepted by Darren Hardy, publisher and editorial director of SUCCESS Magazine, into his exclusive High-Performance Forum, a yearly gathering of 24 of the country's top achievers with businesses earning between $5 million and $250 million annually. MarketWire

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Announces Filing of International Patent Application for Spider-Silk and Transgenic Silkworm Technologies
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (PINKSHEETS: KBLB) is very pleased to announce that the University of Notre Dame has filed an international patent application for spider-silk technologies developed in collaboration with Kraig Biocraft Laboratories. MarketWire

Moustaches Raise Over $107 Million During Month of Movember
Movember, the global men's charity that raises awareness and funds for men's health and cancers affecting men, is proud to share that 853,682 men and women participated in its fifth annual campaign, raising a remarkable $107,333,340. In the US, 144,453 grew and supported the moustache, raising $13,912,621 for Movember's men's health partners, Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG MarketWire

Dental Hygiene Gifts: 12 Days of Dental Giveaways on Facebook
From Thursday, Dec. 8 to Monday, Dec. 19, will give away more than $400 in dental hygiene gifts and prizes on Facebook ( MarketWire

Hollywood Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List by Platinum Publicity
Daniel Green Women's SlippersAbout $65 Outfitting Women with the most comfortable and fashionable sheepskin shearling moccasin slippers this holiday season. Celebrities with these slippers include Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Eva Longoria. L.B. Evans Men's SlippersAbout $97 Knocking your socks off this Holiday season, L.B MarketWire

Judicial Watch Announces a Special Presentation: "Justice Kagan, Obamacare, and Recusal"
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced it will host a panel discussion: "Justice Kagan, Obamacare and Recusal." Panelists include Edward Whelan, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center; Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director to the Judicial Crisis Network; Ronald D MarketWire

H&R Block to Hold Investor Conference Today
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) will hold its investor conference today in New York City. The company's senior leaders will outline its growth strategies and outlook for fiscal 2012 and beyond. Management presentations will begin at 8:15 a.m. EST and conclude at approximately 11:30 a.m. EST. MarketWire

Xirrus Introduces New Managed Service Provider Program for Fast Growing Wi-Fi Services Market, Expanding Business Opportunities for Partners
Xirrus®, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, today announced its new Managed Service Provider (MSP) program designed to meet the growing demand for wireless services. Through product invention and system design, Xirrus has made it easier and more cost-efficient for MSPs to design, deploy, and manage wireless networks MarketWire

Stay Motivated All Year With These Easy Fitness Tips
(Family Features) In 2012, millions of people will make a vow to lose weight or start a fitness plan, but many will lose the motivation it takes to sustain a fit and active lifestyle within just a few weeks. With the right tools and support though, finding motivation to stay fit can be a snap. MarketWire

Delicious, Guilt-Free Ways to Satisfy Winter Cravings
(Family Features) When cold weather hits, so do comfort-food cravings. And although comfort foods like cookies and quesadillas taste great, they're not so great for your waistline. MarketWire

Stress Busters
(Family Features) If you feel irritable, have a hard time concentrating, have low energy or a hard time sleeping, you could be showing signs of stress. In fact, it seems that most Americans are feeling stress these days. MarketWire

International Remittances Sent via Mobile Handsets to Reach $55 Billion in 2016 as Service Use Rises Across Key Migration Corridors
A new report from Juniper Research has found that nearly $55 billion in international remittances will be enabled via mobile devices in 2016, up from less than $12 billion this year. MarketWire

All Slots Casino to Award 3D TVs in Exclusive Promotion
All Slots Online Casino (, a leading online casino, announces a new giveaway awarding an LG 32" Next Generation 3D TV to one lucky new player each month, who joins the casino through one of its partner sites, and MarketWire

Mercuria Energy Group Ltd Signs a USD755 Million Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility in Asia
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Carbon Sciences Announces GTL Solution for Power Plant CO2 Mitigation
Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make liquid transportation fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced that the company will offer a complete, gas-to-liquids (GTL) solution for power plants, transforming problematic CO2 emissions into valuable transportation fuels. MarketWire

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Results
Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COST) announced today its operating results for the first quarter (twelve weeks) of fiscal 2012, ended November 20, 2011. MarketWire

Statoil ASA closes subsequent offering period relating to tender offer for Brigham Exploration Company
Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) ("Statoil") and Brigham Exploration Company(NASDAQ: BEXP) ("Brigham") today announced that more than 92.2 percent of theoutstanding shares of Brigham's common stock have been tendered to Statoil,(excluding shares purchased by Statoil from Brigham). The Brigham stockholders have tendered 109,400,549 shares of Brigham commonstock, par value $0 MarketWire

MorphoSys to Receive Milestone Payment for CNTO 1959 Phase 2 Program
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys to Receive Milestone Payment for CNTO 1959 Phase 2 Program . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) announced todaythatJanssen Biotech, Inc. (formerly Centocor Ortho Biotech, Inc MarketWire

New Academic Paper Examines Work-Life Imbalance and Its Impact on the Psyche of the Mobile Worker
At the GigaOm Net:Work Conference today iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) published a paper on the 'Well-being of the Mobile Workforce' commissioned from the Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) at the University of Sheffield in England MarketWire

Clear Capital(R) Reports U.S. Home Prices Flat -- Is No News Good News?
Clear Capital (, a premium provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation, investment and risk assessment, today released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through November 2011. MarketWire

Cisco, Gemalto, Panasonic Security, Wave Systems, and Alpha Technologies Discuss Security Solutions on
Security leaders discuss solutions on MarketWire

M&A in a 'Holding Pattern' Despite Improving Management Readiness
In findings published today, the fourth annual UBS-BCG CEO/Senior Executive M&A Survey reports that the stock market correction has yet to trigger more deal plans, and concerns about valuation and the unavailability of suitable targets persist MarketWire

Blue Gold Beverages, Inc.: South Carolina Reclamation Project's Update
Blue Gold Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BGBV) Blue Gold Beverages commercial grade thermoplastic polymer reclamation project in Greenwood, South Carolina is progressing on schedule. Blue Gold Beverages operations team on-site in South Carolina is executing a grid pattern of excavation on the approximately 5 acre site in order to maximize efficiency MarketWire

A Simple and Stylish Holiday Buffet
(Family Features) The key to a successful holiday buffet is a menu that can be prepped in advance so you can enjoy the party and mingle with your guests. It's also important to make sure that the buffet table looks as beautiful as the food. MarketWire

Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. Announces New Plan to Accelerate Entry Into Largely Untapped $50 Billion Global Underwater Logging Market
Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HIMR) ( released news today announcing its plan to target the fast growing underwater logging market. The strategic plan catapults Hollund Industrial Marine into this dynamic green industry as an up and coming global player. MarketWire

BofI Holding, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend on Series B Convertible Preferred Stock
BofI Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOFI), parent company of BofI Federal Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on BofI Holding, Inc.'s 6.0% Series B Non-Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock ("Series B Preferred") for the quarter ending December 31, 2011. Series B Preferred shares issued prior to October 1, 2011, shall receive $15 MarketWire

Methode Electronics, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2012 Second-Quarter Financial Results
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2012 second quarter ended October 29, 2011. MarketWire

The Greater China Fund, Inc. Declares Ordinary Income Dividend and Distribution of Long-Term Capital Gains
The Greater China Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: GCH) announced today that the Fund's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.139 per share of ordinary income and a distribution of long-term capital gains of $0.028 per share. The dividend and distribution are payable on December 30, 2011 to shareholders of record as of December 20, 2011. The ex-dividend date is December 16, 2011. MarketWire

World Health Energy Holdings, Inc. Announces LOI to Acquire Rights to South Africa Including a J.V. Facility to Provide a 46 MW Power Plant and to Scale up to Over 1 Million Barrels of Biodiesel per Year
World Health Energy Holdings, Inc MarketWire

W. P. Carey and the CPA(R) Programs Announce Quarterly Distributions
Investment firm W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (NYSE: WPC) announced today that its Board of Directors has increased the Company's quarterly cash distribution to $0.563 per share for the quarter ending December 31, 2011. Payable on January 13, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2011, this marks the Company's 43rd consecutive distribution increase. MarketWire

Safeway Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced that its Board of Directors met yesterday and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.145 per share. The cash dividend will be payable on January 12, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 22, 2011. MarketWire

Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management
Franklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin Templeton Investments) (NYSE: BEN) today reported preliminary month-end assets under management by the company's subsidiaries of $675.8 billion at November 30, 2011, compared to $694.1 billion at October 31, 2011, and $642.3 billion at November 30, 2010. MarketWire

Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended September 30, 2011
Adjusted OIBDA and adjusted OIBDA margin expanded in the quarter and fiscal year Digital revenue represented nearly 50% of U.S. Recorded Music revenue in the quarter Warner Music Group Corp. today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results for the period ended September 30, 2011 MarketWire

Closure of Follum approved by Norske Skog's corporate assembly
The corporate assembly of Norske Skog decided today to follow the board's recommendation to cease production at Norske Skog Follum. GlobeNewswire

Compagnie Financière Tradition : Compagnie Financière Tradition SA announces management changes
Compagnie Financière Tradition /Compagnie Financière Tradition : Compagnie Financière Tradition SA announces management changes . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Handelsbanken's core Tier 1 ratio is 14.7 per cent according to EBA's stress test
In the final version of the European Banking Authority's (EBA) stress test regarding the capitalisation of European banks, the application of the floor rules has changed from the original proposal. GlobeNewswire

ING Bank meets EBA capital exercise
ING Bank meets the EBA capital exercise with a core Tier I ratio of 9.2% after taking into account the forthcoming CRD3 RWA's for market risk as well as sovereign debt at market prices based on September 2011 figures  GlobeNewswire

Another estimate indicates solid OP-Pohjola Group capital adequacy
OP-Pohjola GroupPress release 8 December 2011 at 7.00 pmThe European Banking Authority (EBA) has updated its assessment concerning banks' capital buffers on the basis of figures on 30 September 2011. In this calculation, banks' investments in European government bonds are valued at market value, and banks are required to have a Core Tier 1 ratio of at least 9% GlobeNewswire

KBC Bank already meets 9% Core Tier-1 threshold in the EBA capital exercise
Regulated information* - 8 December 2011 (06.00 p.m. CET) GlobeNewswire

Solteq Plc  ANNOUNCEMENT  8.12.2011 GlobeNewswire

Nike chooses Lumesse TalentLink for its recruitment strategy in Greater China
Shanghai, China/London, UK: 8 December, 2011 - Nike Sports China has implemented Lumesse TalentLink as the core technology platform for its recruitment strategy across the Greater China and Asia region GlobeNewswire

SeaBird - Completion of the Fugro Transaction

Inmeta Crayon ASA : Recommended voluntary cash offer to acquire 100% of Inmeta Crayon ASA
(Oslo, 8 December 2011) Metallic Invest AS (the "Offeror") will offer to acquire all of the shares of Inmeta Crayon ASA ("Inmeta Crayon" or the "Company") through a voluntary cash offer of NOK 6.00 per share. The Board of Directors of Inmeta Crayon recommends the Company's shareholders to accept the offer. GlobeNewswire

NIB finances construction of E18 Koskenkylä-Kotka motorway
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has provided a 14-year-maturity loan totalling EUR 91 million for financing of the E18 Koskenkylä-Kotka motorway in Finland GlobeNewswire

New Nomination Committee in Ruric AB
The Annual General Meeting has adopted principles for appointing a Nomination Committee. The Committee shall be composed of representatives appointed by the two largest shareholders (by number of votes) wishing to appoint a representative as well as the chairman of the Board of Directors GlobeNewswire

Cinnober releases OTF technology as Software as a Service
"OTF in a box" ready to hit the market GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth awarded material handling project in Australia
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 31-2011, 8 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

New macro forecast: No repeat of 2008 despite EMU crisis
The situation in the eurozone is an ongoing cliff-hanger and will cause some spill-over effects, both real and financial, in other parts of the global economy. But the overall global situation is different from 2008. The US is now in recovery and helps stabilise the global economy. The credit outlook in the eurozone is much worse than in 2008 but it is much better in the US and in Asia GlobeNewswire

SinterCast poised to finish 2011 with record results
Press Release For Immediate Distribution Series production running at record pace of more than 1.5 million Engine Equivalents per year  GlobeNewswire

IQE plc : Intel and IQE present three joint papers at the IEDM conference in Washington
Cardiff, 8 December 2011 - Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and IQE plc (AIM: IQE) yesterday presented a series of joint papers on recent key developments in compound semiconductor device technologies at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in Washington, DC. GlobeNewswire

Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. : Neurologist Survey Confirms Need for Improved Administration of Parkinson's Disease Acute Rescue Therapy

Vizrt Ltd. Enters into Contract with Central European Production Company for Graphics Solution
Bergen, Norway, December 08, 2011.Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

ASPO PLC    STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE DECEMBER 8, 2011 at 8:10 As announced previously, Aspo will today, December 8, 2011, starting from 8:45 a.m., arrange a Capital Markets Day in Helsinki. Finnish presentation material will be available today at 12:30 on the company's website at GlobeNewswire

ASPO Plc  STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 8, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. The positive profit development reported previously by the Aspo Group has continued. The growth of net sales has continued at a good level, particularly in the growing market, and costs have remained at the planned level GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions maintains growth ambition
8 December 2011 - Aker Solutions will today announce at the company's capital markets day that it is maintaining its ambition of 9-15 percent annual revenue growth for the period 2011-15 due to a favourable market outlook for the oil services industry. The company also maintains its ambitions of 3-4 percentage points EBITDA margin improvement by 2015 GlobeNewswire

Carl Zeiss Meditec Closes Financial Year on a High and Consistently Pursues its Growth Course
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG /Carl Zeiss Meditec Closes Financial Year on a High and Consistently Pursues its Growth Course . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

ASPO Plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE  December 8, 2011 at 7:45 a.m. Leipurin Ltd, part of Aspo Group, has acquired the entire share capital of Vulganus Oy, a manufacturer of bakery machinery. Vulganus is particularly specialized in manufacturing spiral systems for cooling, freezing and leavening processes. Their advantages include reliability, energy-efficiency and a high level of hygiene GlobeNewswire

New data confirms Novartis drug Afinitor® significantly extends time women with advanced breast cancer live without tumor growth
Novartis International AG /New data confirms Novartis drug Afinitor® significantly extends time women with advanced breast cancer live without tumor growth . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Pohjola's information included in OP-Pohjola Group capital adequacy figures
Pohjola Bank plc COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT8 December 2011 at 7.00 pmPohjola's information included in OP-Pohjola Group capital adequacy figuresThe European Banking Authority (EBA) has updated its assessment concerning banks' capital buffers on the basis of figures on 30 September 2011.Of the Finnish banks, OP-Pohjola Group was included in the stress test exercise GlobeNewswire

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