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Amazon's new 'Price Check' app angers US retailers
Amazon has sparked off a major row with US retailers by launching a new price check app that allows shoppers to get a discount on items via the online store if they find them to be more expensive elsewhere. ANI

Samsung to release Galaxy Tab 10.1 after winning legal battle against Apple in Australia
Samsung can now release its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia after the mobile maker has scored a victory against Apple in a legal battle that had blocked the product from going on sale. ANI

China's Consumer Price Index dips to 13 month low of 4.2 percent in November
China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, reached a 13 month low of 4.2 percent in November, as compared to 5.5 percent in October due to declining food prices. ANI

New China Life Insurance Restores the Confidence in Blue-chip Stock Regardless of the Market Volatility
Since the beginning of the year, the capital market tumbled downwards. In early August, Standard and Poor's, the credit rating intelligence, downgraded the U.S.'s sovereign rating from AAA to AA+, triggering an earthquake in the financial sector anda stock crash ACN Newswire

New China Life's H Share Offering Succeeded Amid Weak Market Conditions
Since the second half of 2011, S&P's downgrade of US credit ratings and deterioration of European debt crisis have left the global capital market in turmoil, which also led to serious volatility in the Hong Kong market, with stock prices of China enterprises dropping significantly and investors becoming more conservative ACN Newswire

Panasonic Group to Supply Electric Drive System for Suzuki Electric Scooter
The Panasonic Group today announced that it will supply its electric drive system for Suzuki Motor Corporation's e-Let's electric scooter, to be released in January 2012 in Japan ACN Newswire

CyberAgent Starts Making City with Animal Friends with Launch of 'Animal Land', for Facebook
CyberAgent, Inc. (TOKYO:4751), a Tokyo based leader in Internet services provider, is proud to reveal 'Animal Land' on Facebook, a new PC web-browser focused social game accessible worldwide.'Animal Land' is a city management game where players must explore land, build houses and shops, and decorate their own city with trees and facilities to attract cute animal residents ACN Newswire

Commerce Resources (TSXV:CCE) Intersects 123.41 Metres of 2.47% Total Rare Earth Elements and Expanded Middle & Heavy Rare Earth Element Enrichment in Quebec - Video Posted on
Commerce Resources, (TSXV:CCE) (FSE:D7H) (OTCQX:CMRZF) releases results for an additional 11 drill holes completed during the summer/fall exploration program at the Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit at the Eldor Project in Northern has produced a "video news alert" about Commerce Resources. If this link is not enabled, please visit www.InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

Barclays PLC Lists Extendible Deposit Notes (CNSX:BBP.DB.A) on Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) - Video Summary Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 8, 2011 - The Canadian National Stock Exchange, better known as the CNSX, has expanded its listings for structured products.Following the recent successful listings of Notes by BAC Canada Finance Company, which is a subsidiary of Bank of America, UK based Barclays PLC has listed new Extendible Step Up Deposit Notes (CNSX:BBP.DB.A).InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

Cytec announces additional $200 million stock buyback authorization
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., December 8, 2011 -- Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT) announced today approval by the company's Board of Directors of an additional $200 million stock buyback authorization.  The Company has essentially completed its prior authorization of $150 million announced in January of this year ACN Newswire

Barkerville Gold Mines (TSXV:BGM) Receives Permit to Develop British Columbia's Newest Open Pit Gold Mine - Video Summary Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 8, 2011 - Barkerville Gold Mines (TSXV:BGM) (Frankfurt:IWUB) has received a permit under the Mines Act of British Columbia to develop the Province's newest open pit gold mine at its Bonanza Ledge property near Wells. This followed a 15 month review process by various provincial and federal government agencies.InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

National Institutes of Health Suggests Renaming of Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
This week the National Institutes of Health (NIH) fueled ongoing medical debate over the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer by suggesting the possibility of removing the label "cancer" from low-risk prostate cancer. Further, the 14-member independent panel favors active monitoring of the disease verses early treatment. For many in the urologic oncology community, including Dr MarketWire

Kaplan Fox Announces $7.833 Million Settlement With Emirates
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP ( announces a $7.833 million settlement subject to court approval with Emirates in In re: Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, 06-MD-1775 (JG) (VVP), a multi-district litigation pending in the Eastern District of New York. MarketWire

Modern Africa's Struggles Drive New Novel, 'Tribe of Shadows - The Hunted'
In a part of the world as beautiful as it is brutal, the fate of two brothers and a nation are at the mercy of a ruthless military general in author David Fergusson's tale of modern Africa and its struggle for freedom and self-determination in the new novel "Tribe of Shadows - The Hunted" ( MarketWire

'To God's Glory' Offers Christian Support, Guidance Through Poetry
Author Faye M. Thompson uses poetry to minister to people in emotional or spiritual pain through her new book, "To God's Glory" ( MarketWire

Artist Chamed's Debut Memoir Recounts Horrors of Italian 'Madhouse'
Italian artist Chamed shares a heart-rending tale of adolescence spent committed to a psychiatric hospital 30 years ago in "My Heart Stopped Beating: A True Story," ( MarketWire

Children's Music Fund Bringing Holiday Cheer to Children at White Memorial Medical Center
On December 12, 2011, Children's Music Fund (CMF) will help bring some much-needed magic to the children in White Memorial Medical Center's Cleft Palate program. CMF, in partnership with CoachArt, is sponsoring interactive children's activities and entertainment at the medical center's annual Christmas party MarketWire

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. MarketWire

First Midwest Bank Completes Deposit Acquisition From Old National Bank
First Midwest Bank announced that on Friday, December 2nd it completed the previously announced deposit acquisition of the former Integra Bank from Old National Bank. The acquisition resulted in First Midwest acquiring $107 million in deposits and one branch building. This action strengthens First Midwest's already strong presence in the metro Chicago counties of Cook and Will. MarketWire

Joyent Announces SmartMachine Appliance for MongoDB
Joyent, the global provider of cloud computing software and services, today is launching its SmartMachine Appliance for MongoDB to serve the fast growing market for MongoDB products in the online game, mobile, social network and e-commerce sectors MarketWire

AMD LASERS' Founder Recognized With First Annual Dental Tribune Award for Innovation
AMD LASERS, a global leader in dental lasers and dental laser education, announced that the company's founder and current president Alan Miller was recognized by a global media firm with the first annual 2011 Dental Tribune Award for Innovation. MarketWire

Savantage Solutions Achieves CMMI(R) Level 3 Maturity Rating
Lisa Kazor, CEO and President of Savantage Solutions, announced today that the company has achieved the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for Development (CMMI-DEV) Level 3 Maturity Rating. MarketWire

The Air We Breathe: Industry Expert AC by Jay Offers Tips for Improved Air Filtration
Since 1985 the skilled technicians at AC by Jay have attended to Phoenix heating and air conditioning units and made clean air a top priority. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), now nearly 70 million people across North America suffer from respiratory problems MarketWire

LiveWire Energy Now Publicly Traded
LiveWire Energy™ (OTCBB: LVVV) (PINKSHEETS: LVVV), manufactured by LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc., announced today that it is now being traded on the Over-The-Counter (OTC) PINK market under the stock symbol LVVV MarketWire

Duke Realty Corporation Completes Over $1 Billion Suburban Office Portfolio Sale
Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) announced today that it has completed the previously announced disposition of a suburban office portfolio located in seven of its markets across the Midwest and Southern United States. The final composition of the portfolio included approximately 9.8 million square feet and 79 buildings MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. November 2011 Monthly Update
Below is the November 2011 Monthly Update forthe Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG) MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund November 2011 Monthly Update
Below is the November 2011 Monthly Update forthe Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA) MarketWire Experts Count Down the Top New Year's Celebrations Fit for the Stars
Las Vegas takes center stage each year as celebrity socialites, celebrated artists and festive revelers ring in the New Year throughout a swarm of sparkling soirees. With the numerous star-studded affairs and party extravaganzas set to invade the Strip, this year the experts have stepped in to assist with planning the ultimate celebration countdown: MarketWire

University of Memphis Continues Its 28-Year Partnership With Paciolan
Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions in college athletics, announced today that the University of Memphis ("Memphis") will be continuing its 28-year partnership with the company MarketWire

Metricus Expands Management Team
Metricus, ITpreneurs' solution for taking control of IT performance, has recently hired Henk Adriaans as senior vice president and head of business development. MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Acquires 1801 California Street Office Tower in Denver
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) today announced that it has acquired, together with an investment consortium, 1801 California Street in Denver, CO from PSEG Energy Holdings for $215 million. Brookfield Office Properties' economic interest in this asset is approximately $110 million, or 51%, and it will manage the property on behalf of the consortium MarketWire

Due to Overwhelming Response to, &, Amwest Immediately Initiates Worldwide Bandwidth Expansion
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) made the announcement of just three days ago, today they had to increase bandwidth to the website as traffic exceeded expectations. MarketWire

League Now Holdings Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Infiniti Systems Group
League Now Holdings Corp (OTCBB: LNWZ) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Infiniti Systems Group, an information technology services firm. Infiniti is an award winning company that focuses on providing businesses with IT Security, Software Application development, IT Staffing/Recruiting and Managed Services. Audited Sales of Infiniti exceed $3 MarketWire

Casino Manager Bonu$ Cash Giveaway Days Are Back at Barona
From Monday, Dec. 12 through Wednesday, Dec. 14, Barona Resort & Casino is ringing in the season and bringing back its three "Casino Manager Bonu$ Cash Days," as part of Barona's famous Golden Ticket cash giveaway. MarketWire

Lumenpulse Imagines the Future of Light for 25th Anniversary of Architectural Lighting Magazine
Lumenpulse Inc. (, a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance architectural LED-based lighting solutions for commercial, institutional, and urban environments, has created an interactive light exhibit for an event marking the 25th anniversary of Architectural Lighting magazine. MarketWire

The Gallery Collection Donates 40,000 Holiday Cards to US Troops
The Gallery Collection, a leading business Christmas cards and corporate Holiday cards publisher, announced today its donation of 40,000 Holiday Cards to Soldiers' Angels -- a non-profit organization that provides support to current and former members of the United States military and their families. The donation continues The Gallery Collection's long-standing partnership with Soldiers' Angels. MarketWire

Cleveland-Based Financial Advisor Recognized As a Weatherhead 100 Company
In this time of financial uncertainty, it is imperative to find a financial advisor one can trust and rely upon. NCA Financial Planners, a Cleveland-based financial planning firm, is continually recognized for its growth and dedication to clients. MarketWire

Itonis, Inc. (ITNS) Projects 75%-85% Net Earnings in 2012 From Paramount Discoveries' EMFT Licensing Revenues
Itonis, Inc.'s (PINKSHEETS: ITNS) newly acquired company, Paramount Discoveries, features its electro-magnetic frequency technology ("EMFT") that magnetizes elements and compounds of carbon, silver, and salt, which is a propriety formula-based technology that is designed for mass licensing with an expected 2012 net earnings of 75%-85% MarketWire

OneShield Dragon Achieves "Positive" Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's MarketScope
OneShield Inc MarketWire

ORRV Releases Details of Financing Agreement for the Tradewinds Project
Oceanic Research and Recovery Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ORRV), a marine salvage and exploration company, today announced that it has finalized an agreement with United Gold Exploration Limited, a United Kingdom-based company, to provide funding for the Tradewinds Project MarketWire

Chromasun Installs World's First Hybrid Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Panel Cooling System
Industrial rooftop solar solutions company Chromasun today announced that it has extended its lead as a researcher and supplier of high performance energy solutions with the world's first installation of a hybrid photovoltaic panel coupled with a solar thermal cooling system. The project was deployed in San Jose, CA in September 2011. MarketWire

Flextronics Completes World's Largest Deployment of a Core HR System in the Cloud
Workday Inc. today announced that Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), a leading global provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), has completed its rollout of Workday Human Capital Management for more than 200,000 workers, representing the world's largest deployment of a global HR system of record delivered via real Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). MarketWire

Aramco Mortgage Forms The Aramco Group to Maximize Real Estate Financing Options for San Diego Area Homeowners
Aramco Mortgage, California's mortgage specialists and a leading mortgage brokerage based in Carlsbad, California, announced that it has formed The Aramco Group, a collection of consumer real estate financing companies. The Aramco Group currently includes Aramco Mortgage and Aramco Financial. MarketWire

Wantful Announces Special Collections for Holiday Gift Giving
Core News Facts: Wantful, a new service focused on helping you give thoughtful and exceptional gifts for any occasion, today announced a set of special collections focused on holiday gift giving MarketWire

Zite Brings Personalized News to the iPhone
Core News Facts: Zite, a personalized news app first developed for the iPad, today announced its availability on its next platform, the iPhone. Zite is the best way to read news on the iPhone because it is powered by the same personalization technology as Zite for the iPad MarketWire

Zion & Zion Named #2 Best Place to Work
Zion & Zion found itself named as the #2 Best Place to Work at yesterday's Phoenix Business Journal Best Places to Work awards luncheon held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The awards were broken down by company size with Zion & Zion taking the #2 spot for companies with 50 or fewer employees. MarketWire

AnyMeeting Integrates With Google Apps Marketplace
AnyMeeting, the completely free web conferencing and webinar service, today announced its integration into the Google Apps Marketplace™. Now, AnyMeeting users with a Google or Google Apps account will have a single sign-on solution for scheduling or immediately starting an online meeting MarketWire

US Foods Helps Reno Families Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday
Today, US Foods donated five barrels of food, including more than 100 turkeys, and a $2,000 check to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The 132 employees of the Reno Division have been collecting food for the past month MarketWire

H&R Block Holds Investor Conference
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) held its investor conference in New York City yesterday. H&R Block's senior leaders outlined the company's growth strategies and outlook for fiscal year 2012 and beyond. MarketWire

King & Spalding Elects Two Partners to Its Policy Committee
King & Spalding announced the election of partners Andrew T. Bayman (Atlanta) and Garry J. Pegg (London) to the firm's 10-person policy committee. The appointments are effective as of January 1, 2011. MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory - Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw Reunite for "Brothers" Tour
Country heavyweights Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are heading out on tour together next year for the first time in ten years. The two will visit 19 cities on the Brothers of the Sun Tour, including Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX MarketWire

Just Tap and Go: Introduces Expedia Hotels for iPad and Android Tablets, the world's leading online travel agency, today announced the availability of its free hotel booking app, Expedia Hotels, for iPad and Android tablets. Since launching in spring 2011 for the iPhone and Android handsets, Expedia Hotels has become one of the world's most popular hotel booking apps MarketWire

mediaFORGE CEO Tony Zito Gets Personal With Performance Display at MediaPost's Search Insider Summit
mediaFORGE, a leader in online ad retargeting and innovator of post-engagement attribution technology, today announced CEO Tony Zito as a panelist discussing performance display advertising at MediaPost's Search Insider Summit in Park City, Utah on Saturday, December 10, 2011. MarketWire

Aha eCommerce Service to Use GuardTime Keyless Signatures to Eliminate Fraud and Close the Trust Gap
Aha (, one of the largest eCommerce companies in Iceland with its main focus on daily deals, selling Internet coupons for everything from spa treatments to Go-Kart racing, has teamed up with data integrity service provider GuardTime in order to bring Aha merchants peace of mind MarketWire

EnergyScoreCards Minnesota Launches Multifamily Energy Benchmarking Pilot Funded by Xcel Energy and Minnesota Housing
EnergyScoreCards™ announces the launch of EnergyScoreCards Minnesota, a two-year effort to implement energy and water benchmarking at hundreds of multifamily buildings in Minnesota to demonstrate that engaging owners, property managers and tenants in managing energy use can measurably reduce utility spending, energy and water consumption and carbon emissions. MarketWire

Dako enters into collaboration with Genentech on the regulatory submissions of Dako's HercepTest(TM) and HER2 FISH pharmDx(TM) as companion diagnostics for pertuzumab
Dako, a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics solutions, has signed anagreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to collaborate onthe regulatory submissions of Dako's HercepTest™ and HER2 FISHpharmDx™ as companion diagnostics for a Genentech investigational drugcandidate, pertuzumab, in patients with advanced HER2-positive breastcancer MarketWire

HouseLogic Poll Finds Voters Driven by Jobs, Housing in 2012 Election
A recent survey by, the consumer website from the National Association of Realtors®, finds that jobs and the housing market will be two of the most important issues for voters in the 2012 election. Nearly one-third of respondents said housing will be the top issue on their mind when they head to the polls next November. MarketWire

Rock Ridge Resources, Inc. Finalizes Purchase and Sale Agreement With Questus Energy, LLC
Rock Ridge Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSRED) is an oil and gas company focused on acquiring and developing under-producing fields in Texas and surrounding states. MarketWire

AVI BioPharma Names Jayant Aphale, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Technical Operations
AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based therapeutics, today announced the appointment of Jayant Aphale, Ph.D., as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations effective December 12, 2011. Dr MarketWire

NCM Taps Rick Jinkins for Leadership Role
NCM (, the nation's premier demolition and remediation service provider, announced today it has appointed Rick Jinkins as Branch Manager at its San Leandro, California office. The appointment is part of the company's commitment to building strong teams and providing industry leading service to customers. MarketWire

Platinum Studios Appoints New President
Platinum Studios' (OTCBB: PDOS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Rutledge as the corporation's President, effective January 17, 2012. Mr. Rutledge will handle certain of the corporation's day-to-day operations, including building and maintaining relationships with shareholders, content creators, licensees and consultants. MarketWire

Corrections Corporation of America Elects Anne L. Mariucci to Its Board of Directors
CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) (NYSE: CXW), America's leader in partnership corrections and the nation's largest provider of corrections management services to government agencies, announced today that Anne L. Mariucci has been elected as an independent member of CCA's Board of Directors. MarketWire

Weiss Ratings: Eurozone Crisis Prompts Debt Downgrades
Weiss Ratings takes the lead again today in downgrading the debt of five European countries -- Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, and Sweden -- underscoring the impact of the Eurozone's crisis on the world economy. MarketWire

Rosetta Genomics Announces New York State Approval for miRview mets²
Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ROSG), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics, announced that the New York State Department of Health has approved miRview® mets² for testing on patient samples from the state. New York is the only U.S. state that requires an independent regulatory review process for laboratory developed tests MarketWire

Social Voice Arrives With Launch of QWiPS iPhone App
Social Voice™ platform QWiPS (, today announced the launch of the company's iOS app -- now available in the Apple iTunes store. The QWiPS app gives users a powerful but simple new tool for self-expression across the social and mobile web: their own voices. MarketWire

Edwards Lifesciences Forecasts Strong Sales and Earnings Growth in 2012
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today will provide investors with information on the initiatives expected to result in strong double-digit sales and earnings growth in 2012 MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences Reports Fiscal Year End 2011 Results
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN) announced its earnings for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011 generating the highest revenues in the company's history to date. MarketWire

IQTalent Partners Joins the Startup America Partnership as the First Executive Recruiting Firm
IQTalent Partners has joined the Startup America Partnership. The Partnership is a private organization working to help young companies succeed in order to accelerate job growth in America. MarketWire

EBX Group and IMG Worldwide Acquire Brasil1 to Launch Its IMX Joint Venture
EBX Group and IMG Worldwide have launched their IMX joint-venture with the acquisition of Brasil1 Sports & Entertainment, an agency identified by the synergy with the new company's goal to work in the sports, entertainment and arena management areas MarketWire

Caribbean Casino Gaming Announces New Plans of Action
Caribbean Casino Gaming Corp. (PINKSHEETS: CGAQ) ("the Company") is pleased to inform its shareholders of its new plans of action and to clarify its position going forward. MarketWire

Blue Gold Beverages, Inc.: $300,000 Worth of Thermoplastic Polymers Leaving for Asia Market
Blue Gold Beverages, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: BGBV) The first shipment of Type 66 Nylon commercial waste has left our facility in Greenwood, South Carolina destined for the Asian markets. The Ten (10), forty foot containers full of the thermoplastic polymer have been shipped to our largest Asian clients. NGOG NGA CO MarketWire

Louisiana Food Company Joins Shareholders in Asking: What Is the Real Source of the Recent Trading Volume?
Louisiana Food Company (OTCBB: LUSI), a purveyor of "Certified" Louisiana specialty food products, today addressed recent shareholder inquiries regarding the unusually high levels and irrationality of daily trading volume in its common stock during November 2011. MarketWire

CytoSorbents Announces Purchase Agreement for up to $8.5 Million With Lincoln Park Capital
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care-focused therapeutic device company using blood purification to treat life threatening illnesses, announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement for the sale, from time to time, of up to $8.5 million of its common stock to Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC ("LPC"), a Chicago-based institutional investor MarketWire

Jeff Jaffrey Joins Augme Technologies' Advisory Board
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT), ("Augme®") ("the Company") a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing that offers the only patented and innovative end-to-end mobile marketing platform, today announced that international investor Jeff Jaffrey has joined the Company's Advisory Board. MarketWire

YesVideo Introduces New Service, Offers Holiday Promotion for Creating Personalized Family DVD and Blu-ray Collections
YesVideo, the leading media conversion company, invites customers to try out its new direct ordering program. The service offers the convenience of ordering and shipping in treasured memories, from old family videos to photos and slides, directly from home through its online MemorySafe service MarketWire

GlobalEnglish to Host Free Webinar With Leading Expert Charles Jennings on Harnessing the Power of Experiential and Social Learning at Work
GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish MarketWire

Business Is Still About Face-to-Face: gapingvoid Business Card Cartoons From Overnight Prints
One of the secrets in business is finding people who are similarly aligned. People who believe what you believe, people who want what you want, and do what they do for the same reason you do. MarketWire

Mu Sigma Founder and CEO Dhiraj Rajaram Named to Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40"
Mu Sigma (, a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics services, announced today that its Founder and CEO, Dhiraj Rajaram, has been named to the Crain's Chicago Business "40 Under 40," the annual roundup of the Chicago area's rising stars MarketWire

Harvard School of Public Health's David A. Shore Leads World Congress on Project Management
On December 5, 2011 the World Congress Leadership Summit on Project Management in Healthcare brought together a diverse group of health care stakeholders to discuss best practices within the project management field while addressing the specific issues project management teams face working in health care. David A MarketWire

Peter Blatt to Chair Arthur Meyer's Investment Committee in 2012
The Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy (AIMJA) of the greater Palm Beaches is proud to announce the new Chairman of the Investment Committee for 2012 and beyond, Peter Blatt, J.D., LL.M of Blatt Financial Group, Inc. MarketWire

Nokia Lumia 710 now shipping
Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 710will hit shelves,less than one month after the Nokia Lumia 800 started turning heads. MarketWire

Hansen Medical Secures $30 Million Debt Facility
Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in flexible catheter robotics and the developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, today announced that it has secured a $30 million debt facility through Oxford Finance and Silicon Valley Bank. The proceeds from this financing will be used for general corporate purposes. MarketWire

Market Research Report Estimates U.S. Paints & Coatings Market at 25 Billion by 2015, the leading source of market research, has announced the addition of the new report "Paints and Coatings" to their collection of Chemicals market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

REPEAT: Direct Energy to Acquire Carrot Creek Natural Gas Assets
Direct Energy, North America's largest competitive energy and energy-related services company, has reached an agreement with Encana Corporation to acquire producing natural gas weighted assets in the Carrot Creek region of west central Alberta, Canada for C$58 million in cash plus additional resource and infrastructure assets. MarketWire

Blue Coat Agrees to Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm Thoma Bravo
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by San Francisco-based private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC, in a transaction valued at approximately $1.3 billion MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power to Broaden Its Hydrogen Technology Portfolio
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor to Acquire SiliconBlue
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiliconBlue Technologies, a pioneer and leader in Custom Mobile Device™ solutions for the consumer handheld market MarketWire

Power Generation & Infrastructure Construction Dominate $26 Billion Industrial Construction Under Way in California, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- California leads the nation in the value of industrial projects currently under construction. According to a recent analysis of the North America Industrial Project Database, the state has 130 projects with a combined total investment value (TIV) of almost $26 billion currently under construction MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Updates 4Q11 Revenue Guidance
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today updated its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2011. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Acclaims Netbiscuits for Its Highly Innovative Mobile Cloud Platform
Based on its recent analysis of the Mobile Apps Deployment Platform market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Netbiscuits GmbH with the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation of the year. The company's innovative Mobile Cloud Platform supports developers around the globe in devising next-generation and highly advanced mobile sites and apps. MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 12/9
Mobile broadband speed, 2011 review, medical imaging, FDA, medical records, internet reputation, mortgage rates; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv MarketWire

Red Robot Labs Expands Global Presence in the Gaming Industry
Red Robot Labs, a location-based mobile gaming company, is announcing its entrance into the UK market as well as several key talent acquisitions. The developments come on the success of its widely downloaded Life Is Crime Android game, currently the top grossing Android location-based game in the United States MarketWire

Appirio to Acquire Saaspoint and Accelerate Global Expansion
Appirio, a technology-enabled services provider that helps enterprises power their businesses with the cloud, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Saaspoint, the most experienced European-based provider of cloud consulting services. Saaspoint brings Appirio an even deeper bench of experienced cloud consultants, as well as a physical presence in the U.K. and Ireland MarketWire

Direct Energy to Acquire Carrot Creek Natural Gas Assets
Direct Energy, North America's largest competitive energy and energy-related services company, has reached an agreement with Encana Corporation to acquire producing natural gas weighted assets in the Carrot Creek region of west central Alberta, Canada for C$58 million in cash plus additional resource and infrastructure assets. MarketWire

"Steady Light" Download to Benefit Madison Scharbarth Fund, Honor Mother Kathy's Life
In the wake of 34-year-old Kathy Scharbarth's tragic Thanksgiving murder, local band the Paragraphs have written and released a single entitled "Steady Light" to benefit the foundation of Kathy's 13-year-old daughter, Madison. Available for download on iTunes and Band Camp, 100% of the proceeds from "Steady Light" will go to the Madison Scharbarth Fund. MarketWire

Insurance Company IT Failures Diagnosed by X by 2's Sundaram in Best's Review
Insurers' IT transformation projects often implode, levying devastating costs in time, money and morale, K. Ram Sundaram, senior principal of X by 2, writes in the November issue of Best's Review. MarketWire

Seminar on PPACA Assessable Payments From New England Employee Benefits Council, Dec. 20, Boston, Features Longfellow Benefits and Mintz Levin Experts
A seminar, "Employer Responsibility: Doing the Math on Assessable Payments Under PPACA," will be held in Boston December 20. It is sponsored by the New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC), which advances knowledge and education in employee benefits. MarketWire

Pharming reports on negative equity position as a result of compliance with IFRS
Biotech company Pharming Group NV("Pharming" or "the Company") (NYSE Euronext: PHARM) today announced that, asaresult of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") requirements,theCompany has a relatively small negative equity position. The development of anegative equity position does not have any cash implications MarketWire

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT) - Dividend payments, differentiation and a strong balance sheet are key elements
Link to the shareholders letter: Shareholder,As 2011 draws to a close, I'd like to share with you my thoughts about the current situation for NAT, and I will comment on some key features going forward MarketWire

Saxena White P.A. Files a Securities Fraud Class Action Against Hospira, Inc.
Saxena White P.A. announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of investors who purchased Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP) ("Hospira" or the "Company") common stock on the New York Stock Exchange between March 24, 2009, and October 17, 2011, inclusive (the "Class Period"). MarketWire

KellyOCG(R) and The Indicia Group Announce Strategic Partnership
Partnership to Include the Marketing of KellyOCG Products and Services by The Indicia Group Along With Sales Distribution in the Benelux Region GlobeNewswire

Solteq Oyj : SHARE REPURCHASE 9.12.2011
Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT          9.12.2011  SHARE REPURCHASE  9.12.2011 In the Helsinki Stock Exchange   Trade date9.12.2011 Bourse tradeBUYShareSTQ1VAmount1.000sharesTotal cost1 GlobeNewswire

Heike Rosener appointed CEO of Sanoma Media Russia & CEE
Stock Exchange Release 9/12/201116:30 GlobeNewswire

SeaBird - Completion of Equity Issue
Cyprus, 9 December 2011  Reference is made to the stock exchange notices dated 18 November 2011, where SeaBird Exploration PLC ("SeaBird" or the "Company") announced that the Company had received pre-subscriptions for USD 6 million in new equity in conjunction with the Fugro Transaction and the debt restructuring GlobeNewswire

Nokia Lumia 710 now shipping
Second Windows Phone smartphone from Nokia reaches stores today GlobeNewswire

Jaakko Lintunen appointed Commercial Director of Alma Media's regional newspapers
Alma Media Corporation         Press release        December 9, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Nestlé teams up with Hispanic mothers to share tips on family life
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé teams up with Hispanic mothers to share tips on family life. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SeaBird - The Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") of SeaBird Exploration Plc ("SeaBird") is completed
9 December, 2011. Nicosia, Cyprus: GlobeNewswire

Oriola-KD completed negotiations to reduce positions in Swedish pharmacy chain
Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 9 December 2011 at 11.00 a.m. GlobeNewswire

Studio 12: Exclusive interview with this year's Nobel laureates in economics "Federal Reserve should accept higher inflation"
Today's Studio 12 sends the first extended interview in Swedish media with the recipients of the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Christopher A. Sims and Thomas J. Sargent. GlobeNewswire

Corporate Presentation

Pohjola Bank to Issue an Index-linked Bond in the Global Equity Market
On 25 January 2012, Pohjola Bank plc will issue an index-linked bond, Pohjola Maailman Menestyjät I/2012 (Pohjola Global Winners I/2012), with a maximum nominal volume of EUR 40 million. Targeted at retail investors, the bond with a maturity of five years will be issued under Pohjola Bank's domestic bond programme, with the subscription period beginning on 19 December 2011 GlobeNewswire

SeaBird - Presentation in connection with the EGM
Cyprus, 9 December 2011   Please see the attached presentation for Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on 9 December 2011 at 10.00 (local time) at Diagoras House 7th Floor, 16 Pantelis Catelaris Street, CY 1097 Nicosia, Cyprus GlobeNewswire


SeaBird - Last day of trading in SBX01 and SBX02
Cyprus, 9 December 2011   Reference is made to previous stock exchange notice dated 25 November 2011 for Summons to bondholders' meeting and 5 December 2011 for Notice from bondholders' meeting in relation to bondholders approving the restructuring of SeaBird Exploration PLC ("SeaBird" or the "Company") GlobeNewswire

Outotec acquires Kiln Services Australia

KONE to supply the elevators and escalators at Lishui Wandi Plaza in China
KONE Corporation, press release, December 9, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Rautakesko opened Moscow's first K-rauta
KESKO PRESS RELEASE 09.12.2011 AT 09.00 1(2) GlobeNewswire

MediGene Presents Overall Survival Data from a Phase II Trial of EndoTAG®-1 in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
MediGene AG /MediGene Presents Overall Survival Data from a Phase II Trial of EndoTAG®-1 in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

S&P affirms Pohjola Bank plc's credit ratings and raises Pohjola Insurance Ltd's rating, stable outlook
S&P affirms Pohjola Bank plc's credit ratings and raises Pohjola Insurance Ltd's rating, stable outlook Pohjola Bank plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 9 Dec 2011 at 8.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

Positive phase IIa bone marker data of Alpharadin in breast cancer patients with bone metastases presented at 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Oslo, Norway, 9 December 2011 - Algeta ASA (OSE: ALGETA) announces that positive results from the phase IIa BC1-09 clinical study evaluating Alpharadin (radium-223 chloride) in endocrine-refractory breast cancer patients with bone metastases were presented in a poster today at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (San Antonio, TX, USA). GlobeNewswire

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) - Dividend payments, differentiation and a strong balance sheet are key elements.

Disclosure pursuant to transparency legislation in relation to notifications KBC Group
Regulated information* - 9 December 2011 (After trading hours) GlobeNewswire

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