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Atos Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting Approved the Acquisition of SIS by 99.99%
Atos, an international information technology services company, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Siemens IT Solutions and Services - to become a new IT champion with proforma 2010 annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500employees across 42 countries.The transaction was approved by Atos Extraordinary shareholders meeting held in Atos headquarters in Bezons today by 99 ACN Newswire

Memstar Ready for Mass Production of Its New TIPS Membrane Products
Memstar, a Singapore home-grown membrane manufacturing company and listed on SGX Main Board, is now ready for mass production of its newly launched TIPS PVDF hollow fibre membrane and related products ACN Newswire

Abbott Japan and Eisai Receive Approval in Japan for Additional Indication and New Formulation of Humira(R), a Fully Human Anti-TNF-alpha Monoclonal Antibody, for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Abbott Japan Co., Ltd. and Eisai Co., Ltd. announced today that they have received approval from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as an additional indication of Humira(R) (adalimumab) Pre-filled Syringe 40 mg/0 ACN Newswire

MTA VIETNAM2011 Continues to Serve Vietnam's Robust Manufacturing Industry
MTA VIETNAM will return to Ho Chi Minh City from 5 - 8 July at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). In its eighth edition, the event will occupy 8,800 square metres to fill 100 per cent of the venue, and will be the largest ever machinetool and metalworking exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City ACN Newswire

First Corporation Reports on Proposed Merger With Acquma Holdings Ltd.
First Corporation (OTCBB: FSTC) reports further to the announcement of May 26th concerning the Company's Letter of Intent to acquire an initial 10% equity interest in Gecko Landmarks Ltd., the producer of the highly innovative Global Landmark Data and related software technology. First Corporation has also been in talks with Gecko's associated company, Tramigo OY Ltd MarketWire

CHAD Industries to Exhibit Automated Wafer Handling for Thin Wafers at SemiconWest 2011
CHAD Industries announced today that they will demonstrate the latest automated wafer handling techniques for thin and non-standard wafers using electrostatic wafer carriers during SemiconWest 2011 in San Francisco this month. MarketWire

Beauchamp Law Office's Arizona DUI Lawyers Discuss Fourth of July DUIs
Fourth of July is one of the biggest weekends for DUI arrests, which is why the Arizona DUI lawyers at Beauchamp Law Office are discussing this topic with the public. More than 434 people were arrested for DUI last July 4th weekend, according to the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety. That's an increase from 2009's 350 DUI arrests over July 4th weekend, and 2008's 403 DUI arrests MarketWire

Urigen Development and Management Update
Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: URGP), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for urological disorders and pain, announced a development update and management changes. MarketWire

True Pheromones Review-The Other Side of Pheromones: Improve your Mood, with No Prescription Required
True Pheromones are considered ecto-hormones. Hormones are released in our bodies, when a component in our brain is stimulated. These hormones in turn stimulate another element in our body, resulting in a response. Pheromones work exactly the same way! They externally signal another person surrounding you, eliciting a certain response. MarketWire

True Pheromones Review: The Link Between What You Are Eating and Pheromones Exposure
True Pheromones Education Staff: Pheromones can be powerful tools used to elicit internal responses. These conditioned responses result in a certain behaviour. MarketWire

Hot Glass + Cold Beer ~ Featuring Michigan Breweries and Live Glassblowing
Second annual "Hot Glass + Cold Beer" event happens August 4th from 5-10pm at the Glass Academy with live glassblowing demonstrations, cold beer from Michigan breweries, and food samples from Michigan companies. MarketWire

Albert W. Ondis; Founder and Recently Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Astro-Med, Inc. Passes
It is with the deepest of sadness that we announce the passing of Albert W. Ondis, 85, today, July 1, 2011, founder and former CEO and Chairman of the Board of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT). He died peacefully surrounded by his family. MarketWire

Midas Distribution Notice
Midas Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIDSX) and Midas Perpetual Portfolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPERX) paid a distribution of $0.06 per share and $0.03 per share, respectively, on June 30, 2011 to shareholders of record as of June 29, 2011. MarketWire

DUI in Los Angeles -- Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin Provides Tips on Avoiding a DUI This Holiday Weekend
The Fourth of July holiday weekend is here and the celebrations have already begun in Southern California. It is important to remember to have a designated driver when hitting the road after consuming alcoholic beverages MarketWire

WildTangent Games Launches New Social Games Category
WildTangent today announced that social games are live in the WildTangent games service with many more arriving soon. Players can enjoy some of the most popular social games available, such as Crowdstar's It Girl played by more than six million people each month, and new releases such as Odd Manor, from KingX Studios MarketWire

TokBox CEO Comments on Announcement of Google+ and SkypeKit
TokBox, creators of the leading global online video communications platform OpenTok, welcome the announcement of Google+ and SkypeKit, supporting the validation of the multi-billion dollar video communications market MarketWire

Clorox Announces Aug. 3 Webcast of Fiscal 2011 Fourth-Quarter Results
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced that, on Aug. 3, it will host a live audio webcast of a discussion of the company's fourth-quarter, fiscal year 2011, results with the investment community. The webcast will begin at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET), and can be accessed at http://investors.thecloroxcompany.com/events.cfm MarketWire

Celebrate Your Independence With a New Home at Venue During the William Lyon Homes Stars & Stripes Savings Event
July is the perfect month to celebrate your personal independence by purchasing a brand new home at Venue in Vista Del Mar. Don't miss the spectacular Stars & Stripes Savings Event now through July 18, 2011 at this William Lyon Homes neighborhood and take advantage of historically low interest rates, reduced prices, plus a bonus package* on the selected Featured Home MarketWire

National Park Service Teams With TV Worldwide to Salute Troops With Live Satellite and Web Simulcast of Nation's Capital 4th of July Fireworks
TV Worldwide, (www.TVWorldwide.com) a fast-growing web-based global TV network, in cooperation with the National Park Service, will again produce a free live simulcast, via satellite and the web, of the Washington, D.C., National Capital 4th of July Fireworks Celebration for the benefit of American military personnel and their families stationed overseas MarketWire

China Vesting Issues Update on China America Holdings
China Vesting, a leading investment newsletter dedicated to Chinese public companies listed in the United States, today announced that is has issued an update on Shanghai-based China America Holdings (OTCBB: CAAH). The update is available here: http://www.chinavesting.com/top-china-stock-pick-articles/China-America-Holdings-Increase-Net-Income-From-Zero-to-73-Million-2011-07-01.htm MarketWire

Survey Reveals U.S. Workers May Change or Cancel Summer Vacations if Economic Volatility Continues
With summer vacations in full swing ahead of the busiest travel weekend of the season, employees (including those self employed) reveal they may change or cancel travel plans if the recent volatility in the economy continues MarketWire

Profire Energy, Inc. Announces Revenue and Net Income Results for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2011
Profire Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: PFIE) reported pre-tax net income of $2,312,674 on total revenue of $8,033,926. This growth represents an increase of 34% in pre-tax net income and 36% in total revenue for the comparable one-year period of fiscal 2010. On a per share basis the Company had basic and diluted earnings of $.04 per share for fiscal 2011 compared to $.03 per share for fiscal 2010. MarketWire

IASA Announces Call for Papers for 2012 Annual Educational Conference
IASA is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the 2012 Annual Educational Conference will open on July 1, 2011. The association will accept submissions to be evaluated for possible inclusion in the educational offerings at the 2012 IASA Annual Educational Conference & Business Show MarketWire

Visit The Enclave in Paradise Valley for Big Savings During the Stars & Stripes Savings Event
William Lyon Homes is celebrating the red, white, blue and you! Now through July 18th, buyers can mark their independence with a brand new home at The Enclave during the Stars & Stripes Savings Event MarketWire

CompliantPro(TM) 8.0 Release Advances Performance, Usability and Ease of Administration
IBS America, Inc. is proud to release a feature-rich, customer-centric release that provides a substantial performance boost and includes key customer-requested design enhancements MarketWire

New York Cosmetic Surgery -- Dr. Edward S. Kwak Launches Ultherapy
Dr. Edward S. Kwak is pleased to announce the latest in state-of-the-art wrinkle treatment to his New York cosmetic surgery practice. Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery MarketWire

Miller & Smith Announces "Every Day Is Veterans Day" Program at The Manor Homes at Madison Crescent
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Governor Christie Vetoes Funding for New Jersey After 3 Statewide Network of Afterschool Programs
The following is a statement from New Jersey After 3 regarding Governor Christie's veto to eliminate funding to New Jersey After 3. MarketWire

WHYY Connections Festival to Feature Concert Headlined by Dr. Dog, Sneak Peek of Ken Burns' Prohibition
WHYY, in partnership with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC), will celebrate the region's arts and culture with a free two-day festival on Sept. 2 and 3. The event will take place at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. For more information about the WHYY Connections Festival, visit WHYY.org/connectionsfestival. MarketWire

Grammy Award-Winning, British R&B Singer Estelle Joins the 2011 Global Fusion Festival Line-Up
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is proud to produce another season of free programming this year on the Great Plaza, the heart of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's premier riverfront entertainment destination and located on Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- Elton John & Other Pop Stars Take Over Vegas
The city of Las Vegas is preparing to host a number of big concert artists throughout the rest of 2011 and well into 2012. Elton John, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, and Barry Manilow are among the stars that are either already in residency in major Las Vegas hotels or have plans to begin their shows in the coming months. MarketWire

Sage Signs On as Boomer Technology Circles Sponsor for 2011
Sage today announced that it has signed on as a Sponsor for the 2011 Boomer Technology Circles, presented by Boomer Consulting. Aimed at helping firms bridge the gap between technology and practice management, the Boomer Technology Circles community helps firms accelerate their progress through thought leadership and peer accountability. MarketWire

Box and HP Bring 50GB of Free Cloud Storage to TouchPads
Box today announced the launch of its Box for TouchPad, available immediately in the HP App Catalog. The Box app will make it easy for TouchPad users to store, access and share all file types on the go, and also offers an unprecedented 50GB of free cloud storage for the lifetime of the account. MarketWire

Ruth Estrich of MedRisk, Inc. Elected IASA President
During the business meeting for IASA, held during the recent 2011 IASA Annual Educational Conference & Business Show in Nashville, Tennessee, members elected Ruth Estrich of MedRisk, Inc. as president of the association for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. MarketWire

New Evidence-Based Continence Management Program Helps Long-Term Care Providers Develop Individualized Care Plans
Aiming to address one of the most costly and labor intensive issues in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, Medline Industries, Inc. today introduced a new Continence Management program to help long-term care providers better manage their approach to continence care MarketWire

Celebrating America's History of Home Ownership
The ability to buy, sell and own property has defined our nation throughout its history, and as the U.S. prepares to celebrate its 235 birthday, Americans continue to reaffirm their support of and aspirations toward home ownership. MarketWire

Worldwide Food Services, Inc. (WFSV) Opens New West Coast Office
WORLDWIDE FOOD SERVICES, INC. (PINKSHEETS: WFSV) announces that it has opened its new west coast office in Ocean Side, California. The address is 705 Pier View Way, Suite 'E', OS, CA 92054. MarketWire

OCBC to Honor Local Governments "Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet"
Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the first annual "Turning Red Tape Into Red Carpet" Awards, honoring Orange County's local governments and special districts that have cut through regulatory red tape in order to stimulate job creation, business growth, and economic prosperity. MarketWire

Evolving Systems Closes Sale of Numbering Solutions Business to Neustar, Inc.
Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leading provider of software solutions and services to the wireless, wireline and IP carrier market, today announced it has closed the sale of its Numbering Solutions business to Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) for approximately $39.0 million in cash and the assumption of certain liabilities. MarketWire

NorthRoad Capital Management to Manage Open-End Mutual Fund
NorthRoad Capital Management LLC (NorthRoad), an affiliate of Madison Investment Advisors, LLC, has been selected to manage a no-load, open-end international fund, NorthRoad International Fund (NRIEX). NorthRoad International will be part of the Madison Mosaic family of funds. MarketWire

Fireworks American Tradition Is Ready to Celebrate Our Great Nation's Birthday on 4th of July in Miami, Florida
As cities around the country scale back on their usual 4th of July plans due to financial problems, the fireworks party in Miami will be the best one ever -- thanks to a private company, Fireworks American Tradition MarketWire

Smokefree Innotec Accepts Resignation of President Thomas Schroepfer Today
George Roth, CFO, of Smokefree Innotec, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFIO), an established international distributor of e-cigarettes (http://www.sfio.us or http://www.realsmokefree MarketWire

iSECUREtrac Announces Positive Stockholders' Equity -- Restructuring of Long-Term Debt and Preferred Stock
iSECUREtrac Corporation (OTCBB: ISEC), a leading provider in electronic monitoring systems and services to assist community corrections agencies, announced today that it had converted approximately $31,288,000 of liabilities, based on recorded values as of June 30, 2011, to stockholders' equity. MarketWire

Egnyte Delivers the First Cloud File Sharing Solution for HP's TouchPad
Egnyte, a leading provider of cloud file server solutions, announced today the launch of Egnyte for the new HP TouchPad. This enterprise-class application delivers easy access to the cloud, while maintaining compliance with business rules set by information technology (IT) administrators MarketWire

Action Products International Announces Settlement of Debt With Former Chinese Supplier
Action Products International (PINKSHEETS: APII) today announced that it has resolved the Company's issue of the outstanding debt owed to Fuzhou Transbrilliant Co., Ltd. of China, a former supplier to the company. The announcement was made by Gary Polistena, CEO of Action Products International, Inc. MarketWire

Equity Research on Hansen Medical, Inc. and St. Jude Medical, Inc. - Steady Cardiac Rhythm Makes Revenues
Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN) and St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php. MarketWire

Equity Research on Hanmi Financial Corporation and Lloyds Banking Group - Banking on Optimistic Returns
Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: HAFC) and Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE: LYG). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php. MarketWire

Equity Research on Entropic Communications, Inc. and Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. - Technology Can Do No Wrong
Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTR) and Spreadtrum Communications, Inc (NASDAQ: SPRD). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php. MarketWire

Sunny Skies, Revenues Rise - Research Report on Yingli Green Energy Holding Company and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Yingli Green Energy Holding Company (NYSE: YGE) and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php. MarketWire

Research Report on Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. - Bright Days Ahead for Solar
Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HSOL) and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php. MarketWire

World's First Mass Production Type NFC Name Card Launched
Hicel Co.,Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 066980), a company specializing in LCD part materials since 1998, is a KOSDAQ listed company equipped with original technology specializing in the machining and printing of optical seats. MarketWire

Equity Research on China BAK Battery, Inc. and Highpower International, Inc. - The Energizer May Just Keep Going
Today, www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com released its industry report highlighting China BAK Battery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAK) and Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at www.WorldStreetFundamentals.com/Reports.php. MarketWire

Gold Stocks Shine - Insight on Greenwood Gold Resources, Inc. and El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc.
Today, www.GlobalEquityReporter.com announced its research report highlighting Greenwood Gold Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: GGRI) and El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (OTCBB: ECPN). Full report download is available at www.GlobalEquityReporter.com/access.php. MarketWire

Sunny Days Ahead - Research Report on Trina Solar Limited and LDK Solar Co., Ltd.
Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) and LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php. MarketWire

Research Report on Cal Dive International, Inc. and Global Industries, Ltd. - Pipeline Reaches New Heights
Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Cal Dive International, Inc. (NYSE: DVR) and Global Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GLBL). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php. MarketWire

SiliconBlue Technologies Selects Cain Communications as Agency of Record
SiliconBlue® Technologies, the leader in Custom Mobile Device™ (CMD) solutions for handheld applications, today announced the selection of Cain Communications as its marketing communications agency. Cain will work closely with the SiliconBlue team to build awareness of corporate and technology leadership. MarketWire

For The Earth Corporation Announces Ticker Symbol Change to FTEG
For The Earth Corporation (PINKSHEETS: FTEC) (PINKSHEETS: FTEG) (the "Company") received notification from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) that the Company's ticker symbol as quoted on the OTC Pink Sheets will change from FTEC to FTEG, effective June 29, 2011 MarketWire

Circle Star Energy Completes Name Change and Commences Trading as CRCL
Circle Star Energy Corp. (OTCBB: CRCL) formerly Digital Valleys Corp. (OTCBB: DTLV) (the "Company"), wishes to announce that effective immediately the Company shall henceforth operate under the name CIRCLE STAR ENERGY CORP. ("Circle Star"), which best reflects Management's decision to undertake a new business direction and shifted interests to the energy sector MarketWire

Barrette Outdoor Living Announces Vinyl Fence Harmony Fencing
ActiveYards™ by Barrette Outdoor Living introduces its latest contemporary vinyl fence style -- harmony fencing. This style allows for personalization of the look of vinyl fence and gates by interchanging the color of the picket/boards, rails and posts creating a more unique look MarketWire

octoScope Awarded DHS Contract for Public Safety Voice Service Solution for Broadband Wireless Infrastructure and Handsets
octoScope, Inc. today announced that it has received a contract from the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to research and develop handset and infrastructure components for the nationwide 700 MHz public safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. MarketWire

WhitePages Launches Its Popular On-the-Go Directory for the New HP TouchPad
WhitePages (http://www.whitepages.com) today announced the availability of its new on-the-go directory app in support of today's HP TouchPad launch MarketWire

American National Bankshares Inc. Completes Merger With MidCarolina Financial Corporation
American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: AMNB) ("American National") announced that it has completed its merger with MidCarolina Financial Corporation ("MidCarolina") effective today. The all stock transaction, valued at $34 MarketWire

Four Winds Casino Resort Announces 250 Room Hotel Expansion and New Multi-Use Event Center
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce that Four Winds Casino Resort, the premier gaming destination in the Midwest, will soon expand to include an additional 250 hotel rooms and a multi-use event center. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed in summer 2012 MarketWire

Asian American Journalists Association: Media Training for College Students
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) today announced the 20 college students selected from across the country for Voices, a program held at AAJA's annual national convention. Voices pairs student and professional journalists to cover the convention. The program will be held August 7-August 13 at the Detroit COBO center in Detroit, MI MarketWire

Save 40 Percent Off Stays at Over 50 Marriott Vacation Club Resorts Worldwide
This fall, Marriott Vacation Club is making it even easier to take advantage of spacious villa accommodations all over the world. Save 40 percent off regular room rates now through July 31, 2011 at over 50 participating resorts for stays of four nights or more between September 6 and December 16, 2011.* MarketWire

Verisign to Report Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, announced that its earnings call for the second quarter 2011 will take place on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm (EDT). MarketWire

On the Path Productions Provides Content for Scott & White Healthcare's "Your Health Matters"
Serving health and medical information seekers is the goal of On the Path Productions' flagship radio program "Life Love & Health: Special Edition." The show, appearing on HealthRadio.net, is airing a program on pediatric appendicitis that was originally created as a podcast for Scott & White Healthcare's "Your Health Matters" series. MarketWire

Sunergy Files Form 10Qs for March 31, 2010 and June 30, 2010 With SEC
Sunergy, Inc (the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: SNEY) is pleased to report that we have filed the form 10Q financials for the first two quarters of 2010 with the SEC on June 30, 2011. The Form 10Q for September 30, 2010 is still under review and will be filed immediately upon finalization by the Company's auditors. MarketWire

Qorvis' Matt J. Lauer Discusses Anthony Weiner Comeback With Daily Beast
Qorvis' partner of Geopolitical Solutions (GPS), crisis communications, and public diplomacy, Matt J. Lauer, discussed the possible political rehabilitation of former representative Anthony Weiner with the Daily Beast, http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/17/anthony-weiner-s-future-can-he-get-clintons-help-or-be-next-eliot-spitzer.html MarketWire

Global 8 Environmental Technologies Signs Agreement With Wheatware USA to Share Profits From Sales of Compostable Plastic Alternatives
Environmental firm Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GBLE) has signed an agreement with Wheatware USA, Inc. (www.wheatware.com) to share profits from sales of Wheatware's compostable products. This marks Global 8's entry into the 'Zero Waste' compostable food service market, with potential sales to fast food restaurants, coffee houses and cafeterias throughout the world MarketWire

Worthington Defies Weak Construction Industry to Boast Strong Results for Fiscal 2011, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Leading diversified metals manufacturer Worthington Industries Incorporated (NYSE:WOR) (Columbus, Ohio) reported solid companywide gains in fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year 2011, as higher steel market prices and an increase in sales volumes in the Steel Processing and Pressure Cylinders segments drove improved results MarketWire

Moody's Scolds Politicians for Dithering Over Federal Debt Limit, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Partisan politics aside, President Barack Obama's Wednesday tongue-lashing of House Republicans on the federal debt ceiling showed how high the stakes have become: trillions of dollars of capital could be affected if the federal debt ceiling isn't raised by August 2. MarketWire

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Announces Early Buy-Out of Management Agreement With Lakes Entertainment
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is pleased to announce the early buy-out of its agreement with Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO), which provided development and management services for its Four Winds Casino Resort. MarketWire

McCormick Strengthens Second-Quarter Sales, Prepares for Indiana Line Addition, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Foods and seasonings manufacturer McCormick & Company Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) (Sparks, Maryland) yesterday reported increased sales and net income in the second quarter of the company's 2011 fiscal year. Net income was up 11% for the year, rising from $66.2 million in the first quarter of 2010 to $73 MarketWire

Easiest, Greenest Home Improvements
Some of the best and easiest summer projects are green upgrades that save water, energy and money in seasons to come. "If you're facing a long summer to-do list, remember that green upgrades are well worth your time and investment," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and syndicated radio show host of The Money Pit MarketWire

TEAGUE Wins Five IDEA Design Awards
Reinforcing its reputation for inspired product and interaction solutions, today Teague announced it won five awards from the esteemed Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). The award wins arrive on the heels of 13 preceding honors in 2010 for the company's work with Panasonic, HP and Rockwell Collins. MarketWire

Three Cooley Manion Jones Partners Named "Boston Best Lawyers" for 2011
Cooley Manion Jones LLP is proud to announce that founding partner Patrick T. Jones has been selected for inclusion in Boston's Best Lawyers® for 2011. This annual list is a publication of Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession MarketWire

Booming Steel Industry Prompts Growth of Air Liquide Air Separation Units in Europe, Middle East, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Europe (Galway, Ireland) -- Air Liquide S.A. (EPA:AI) (Paris, France) has estimated that the market for industrial gases worldwide is expected to grow an average of 7% to 8% per year from 2011 to 2015 MarketWire

STATS ChipPAC Appoints Pasquale Pistorio as Director
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced the appointment of Pasquale Pistorio as a member to its Board of Directors, effective 1 July 2011. MarketWire

Ericsson part of winning bid for Nortel's patent portfolio
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HQ Sustainable Receives NYSE Amex Delisting Notification
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2011 Results Announced: Best Places to Work in Academia
The Scientist, magazine of the life sciences, announced today the winners of its 9th annual Best Places to Work in Academia survey. Readers ranked The J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California, as the top institution in the United States and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, as the top international academic institution. MarketWire

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") - Subordinated Liabilities Order issued by the High Court of Ireland on 14 April 2011
Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") - Subordinated Liabilities Order issuedby the High Court of Ireland on 14 April 2011Allied Irish Banks p.l.c. ("AIB") [NYSE:AIB] notes today's settlementof the proceedings before the High Court of Ireland (the "Court")involving Aurelius Capital Master Ltd (and related parties) and theMinister for Finance of Ireland MarketWire

Feldco Windows, Siding, & Doors Awarded the 2010 Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce Community Enhancement Award
Feldco was recognized by the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce at the Mayor's annual address to business. Feldco was awarded for bringing business and employment opportunities to Des Plaines. MarketWire

Novartis receives FDA approval for Arcapta(TM) Neohaler(TM), a novel once-daily bronchodilator for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Novartis International AG /Novartis receives FDA approval for Arcapta(TM) Neohaler(TM), a novel once-daily bronchodilator for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

KONE acquires Long Elevator & Machine Co. in the USA
KONE Corporation, press release, July 1, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. ("AIB") - Subordinated Liabilities Order issued by the High Court of Ireland on 14 April 2011
For Immediate Release 1 July 2011   GlobeNewswire

SHARE REPURCHASE 1.7.2011
Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT         1.7.2011 GlobeNewswire

Novartis receives approval in Japan for Onbrez® Inhalation Capsules, a novel once-daily bronchodilator therapy for patients with COPD
Novartis International AG /Novartis receives approval in Japan for Onbrez® Inhalation Capsules, a novel once-daily bronchodilator therapy for patients with COPD . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Exercise of Share Options
1 July 2011 GlobeNewswire

Intervest Offices & Warehouses acquires approximately 58.000 m² distribution centres in Oevel and Houthalen
Intervest Offices & Warehouses expands its real estate portfolio through an investment of € 35,8 million via the acquisition of two logistic sites in Flanders. Both sites are located on the important logistic corridor Antwerp - Limbourg - Liège and are easy accessible by the E313 and the E314. GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Announces Closing of LiberoVision Acquisition
Bergen, Norway, July 01, 2011 Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

Pöyry awarded contract for site supervision and technical advice for a 200MW wind park, Romania
PÖYRY PLC          Press release 1 July 2011 at 3.00 p.m. GlobeNewswire

Schibsted ASA (SCH) - Allotment and transfer of shares in connection with performance based share acquisition programme
Schibsted has allotted and transferred shares to participants in the Group's performance based share acquisition programme for 2011. GlobeNewswire

Klövern acquires in Uppsala
Klövern has acquired an office property in the Boländerna area of Uppsala for SEK 192.5 million. The property will be taken possession on 1 September 2011."As we have filled Uppsala Business Park with new tenants, our interest in more properties in Uppsala has grown GlobeNewswire

Invitation - SEB's second quarter 2011 results
On Thursday, 14 July, at 10:30 (Swedish time) SEB's second quarter 2011 results will be announced. In addition presentations and the Fact Book will be available on www.sebgroup.com/irin conjunction with the events below. GlobeNewswire

Strategic co-operation between Prevas AB and Kitron ASA
(2011-07-01) Attached please find information about a strategic co-operation agreement entered into by Prevas AB and Kitron ASA. GlobeNewswire

Castellum invests SEKm 179
Castellum has through the wholly owned subsidiary Aspholmen Fastigheter AB started new construction in Örebro of 4,300 sq.m. office premises in the Aspholmen area near highway E18/E20. The investment is calculated to SEKm 68 and to be completed during the autumn 2012. The new construction has an occupancy rate of 40%. GlobeNewswire

Microsoft chooses EDB ErgoGroup as its only NSI partner in Norway
(Oslo, 1 July 2011) EDB ErgoGroup has become the only Norwegian IT company to be chosen as a Microsoft National System Integrator (NSI) partner. NSI is a worldwide partnership program established by Microsoft to support and develop partners that are of particular strategic importance in each local market. GlobeNewswire

IFCO SYSTEMS N.V. ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF THE REPURCHASE OF ALL OF ITS OUTSTANDING GUARANTEED SENIOR SECURED NOTES DUE 2016
IFCO Systems N.V. /IFCO SYSTEMS N.V. ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF THE REPURCHASE OF ALL OF ITS OUTSTANDING GUARANTEED SENIOR SECURED NOTES DUE 2016 . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

New vice president investor relations
Tom Rogn (36) has been named vice president investor relations at Norske Skog. Rogn's first day in his new position will be 1 October. GlobeNewswire

New orders for BWG Homes June 2011
BWG Homes ASA secured a total net order intake of NOK 196.0 million during June 2011 compared with NOK 297.5 million for June 2010, a decrease of 34.1 percent. The net order intake in June for Segment Norway was NOK 109.3 million (NOK 143.2 million), down 23.7 percent. The net order intake in June for Segment Sweden was NOK 86.7 million (NOK 154.3 million), down 43.8 percent. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä signs Dynamic Maintenance Planning contract for six LNG carriers operated by Ceres LNG Services Ltd
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade & Technical Press Release, 1 July 2011   GlobeNewswire

Dannemora orders mobile mining equipment from Sandvik
Dannemora Mineral AB and Sandvik Mining and Construction Sweden AB have signed a contract worth approx. SEK 70 million for the supply of mobile mining equipment. The machinery will be delivered in stages from the planned start of production at the Dannemora iron ore mine in the second quarter of 2012 until the mine reaches full production 18 months later GlobeNewswire

Pekka Heinänen named Alma Media's new Vice President, Human Resources
Alma Media Corporation Stock exchange release  1 July 2011, 9:30 a.m. GlobeNewswire

Tikkurila completed the acquisition of the operations of Zorka Color
Tikkurila Oyj Press ReleaseJuly 1, 2011 at 9.00 am (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

American Superconductor Corporation and The Switch shareholders amend purchase agreement
Vacon Plc, Stock Exchange Release, 1 July 2011 at 9 am GlobeNewswire

Ericsson part of winning bid for Nortel's patent portfolio
·       Ericsson's contribution to transaction USD 340 million GlobeNewswire

Robeco appoints new CEO for Asia Pacific
Robeco announced today that Tony Edwards has been appointed Chief Executive Officer Robeco Asia Pacific, effective 1 September 2011. Frances Chang, CEO Greater China and South East Asia, has retired from the Company as per 30 June 2011. GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu establishes a joint venture to launch a turnaround for Outokumpu's tubular unit
STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE1 July 2011 at 9.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

Thomas Ekman Appointed New Market Area Director Nordic and CEO of Tele2 Sweden
Stockholm - Tele2 AB, ("Tele2"), (Stockholm Stock Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2 B), today announced that Thomas Ekman has been appointed new Market Area Director Nordic and CEO of Tele2 Sweden. GlobeNewswire

Pay for coffee with your mobile
(Fornebu/Oslo, 1 July 2011) Within a few years, the mobile phone will replace bank cards when consumers pay at point-of-sale-terminals. During the next months, around 250 of Telenor's and DnB NOR's customers will be testing the option of paying via mobile. A dozen locations in Oslo are taking part in the test. GlobeNewswire

Heineken and Google seal global agreement
Amsterdam, 1 July 2011- Heineken and Google has announced an innovative advertising partnership, which will begin with the launch of worldwide digital campaigns on YouTube and mobile phones for Heineken's global brands. GlobeNewswire

Crédit Agricole Group (Belgium) and KBC Group NV finalise sale of Centea
Regulated information* - 1 July 2011 (Outside trading hours) GlobeNewswire

Invitation to the presentation of ASSA ABLOY's Interim report January-June 2011 on 27 July
The ASSA ABLOY Group will release the Interim report January-June 2011 on Wednesday 27 July 2011 at 08.00 am (CET). A combined investors' meeting and web conference will be held at Operaterrassen in Stockholm at 10:00 am (CET). GlobeNewswire

Marathon Petroleum Completes Transformation To New, Independent Public Energy Company
FINDLAY, Ohio, July 1, 2011 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today reported the completion of its transformation into a new, independent, publicly traded energy company.  MPC is a top-performing refining, marketing and transportation business that was previously a subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO).  The company is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. GlobeNewswire

AIB and EBS come together to form one of two Irish pillar banks
For Immediate Release 1st July 2011 AIB and EBS come together to form one of two Irish pillar banks GlobeNewswire

ASM International to Host Analyst and Investor Technology Seminar
ALMERE, The Netherlands, July 1, 2011 - ASM International N.V.(NASDAQ: ASMI andEuronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) will hold an analyst and investor technology briefing on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (PDT) in San Francisco, coinciding with SEMICON West 2011 GlobeNewswire

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Philippines Update Motion to Compel PAGCOR to Comply With Injunction Order
Thunderbird Resorts Inc. /Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Philippines Update Motion to Compel PAGCOR to Comply With Injunction Order . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

AkzoNobel acquires pioneering plant-based separation technology
July 1, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Wellness International Jumps Rankings in Top Company List
GlobeNewswire

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