Home » Business News » 2011 » July » July 18

Business News on July 18, 2011

Lack of credibility costing Chinese firms $92 bln losses a year
Chinese firms lose up to 92 billion dollars (600 billion Yuan) every year due to a lack of business credibility, official data has revealed. ANI

The Opium War Set to Reopen Debate
The Opium War of 1839 to 1842 is being given a fresh viewing in a new book by British writer Julia Lovell. Titled The Opium War, the new account will be launched at the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, which runs 20-26 July ACN Newswire

Direct Pack, Inc. Expands Domestic Manufacturing Capacity
PET food packaging thermoformer Direct Pack, Inc. has substantially increased their manufacturing platform in Sun Valley, CA in order to further support their growing base of customers. Earlier this year, DPI opened a main distribution center in Azusa, CA. The expansion in Southern California has already created 20 jobs and another 20-25 positions are expected within the next six months. MarketWire

ECU Silver Mining Obtains Interim Order for Plan of Arrangement
On June 24, 2011, ECU Silver Mining Inc. (TSX: ECU) ("ECU") and Golden Minerals Company ("Golden") announced that they had entered into an agreement to effect a "merger of equals" transaction structured as a plan of arrangement pursuant to the Quebec Business Corporations Act (the "Plan of Arrangement") MarketWire

Rockford Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results
Rockford Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ROFO) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. MarketWire

EarthLite, Inc. Announces New Ellora(TM) Vista Electric Lift Treatment Table
EarthLite ( (EL), the number one brand in massage tables in the spa and massage industry, announces an enhanced version of their universally popular Ellora™ Curve electric lift table, the new Ellora™ Vista. MarketWire

Provident New York Bancorp to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Earnings
Provident New York Bancorp (NASDAQ: PBNY), the parent company of Provident Bank, today announced that it plans to release third quarter results for fiscal 2011 after market close on Monday, July 25, 2011. MarketWire

Plantronics Named a Microsoft US Lync Voice Device Partner of the Year at the Microsoft World Partner Conference 2011
Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that is was named a Microsoft US Lync Voice Device Partner of the Year by the Microsoft Voice Team during the Microsoft World Partner Conference held last week in Los Angeles. Plantronics has been offering solutions optimized for Microsoft Lync and Office Communicator since 2008. MarketWire

Wisconsin Casino's Marketing Director Makes Statement Regarding Upcoming Cheap Trick Concert
Michael J. Broderick, Director of Marketing at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, upon hearing the news of the stage collapse during the Cheap Trick show at the Ottawa Blues Fest in Ottawa, Canada on Sunday, July 17th, issued the following statement: MarketWire

Williams Controls to Host Third Quarter 2011 Results Conference Call Thursday, August 4, 2011
Williams Controls, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMCO) today announced that it will host its third quarter 2011 results conference call on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at 1:15 p.m. PDT (4:15 p.m. EDT). Williams plans to issue a press release detailing its results the morning of Thursday, August 4, 2011. MarketWire

ChaCha Users Spellbound by Release of Latest Harry Potter Installment
ChaCha, the #1 free real-time question-and-answer service, received a heavy influx of questions about the final installment of the Harry Potter series from moviegoers throughout the film's opening weekend in the US, topping all other major releases this summer and more than doubling the volume of inquiries corresponding to the latest Twilight franchise release, "Eclipse." MarketWire

GammaTech Adds to Its Award-Winning Mobile Semi-Rugged, Durabook Notebook Computer Line
GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, has introduced two new members to its line of cost-effective, high-performance Semi-rugged Durabook notebook computers. They are the U12C that quickly and easily transforms into a Tablet PC, and the S15C, which features a brilliant 15.6" display with high-definition resolution. MarketWire

Headed to College? Huntington Learning Center Offers Parents and Students Three-Month College Entrance Exam Preparation Checklist
Most parents know that the SAT and/or ACT are a vital part of the college application process, but somehow, the preparation for such exams tends to overwhelm -- and sneak up on -- parents and their teens MarketWire

Facility in Garner, N.C., to Provide Care to Troubled Youth
The Town of Garner, N.C., welcomes Memphis, Tenn.-based Strategic Behavioral Health (, which today broke ground on a state-of-the-art, 92-bed treatment facility in Garner's Greenfield South Business Park. MarketWire

Green Smoke Releases Flavor Max -- Expert Calls Cartridges "Amazing"
Beach Marketing reports on internet consumer trends. Since 2009, the company has chronicled the rise of electronic smoking devices and followed the industry through the eyes of a respected electric cigarette reviewer named Andy Gray. MarketWire

Costamare Inc. Announces the Acquisition and Charter of a Secondhand Vessel, New Charter Arrangements for Certain Existing Vessels and a Dividend Increase
Costamare Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE) announced today that it has agreed to purchase and charter a secondhand containership and furthermore that it has concluded charter extensions for three existing vessels and new charter agreements for two existing vessels. The Company also announced that management intends to recommend a dividend increase beginning with the third quarter dividend. MarketWire

GenOn Energy Names James P. Garlick Senior Vice President of Plant Operations
GenOn Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) announced today that James P. Garlick has been named Senior Vice President of Plant Operations. Garlick, the former senior executive of Mirant Corporation responsible for plant operations prior to Mirant's merger with RRI Energy, Inc. in December 2010 to form GenOn, will be responsible for all aspects of the operation of GenOn's 24,200 megawatt generation fleet MarketWire

Cat Transfers on the Rise According to June PetPoint Report
Pethealth Inc. (TSX: PTZ) - Transfers of cats out of reporting animal welfare organizations ("AWOs") increased 20% year on year, continuing an unbroken nine month trend, according to the June PetPoint Report. Inbound transfers of cats also increased by 6% year on year, reversing a seven month declining trend. MarketWire

Star Bulk Announces Public Offering of 16,500,000 Common Shares
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK) today announced that it intends to offer and sell 16,500,000 common shares in an underwritten public offering. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Star Bulk MarketWire

Portfolio Recovery Associates to Announce Second Quarter 2011 Results on July 28, 2011
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a specialized financial services company and market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, will announce its second quarter 2011 results on July 28, 2011. MarketWire

Ixia Completes Acquisition of VeriWave
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading, global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of VeriWave, a performance testing company for wireless LAN (WLAN) and Wi-Fi enabled smart devices. MarketWire

AgraQuest Honored as "Ag Innovation Game Changer" of the Year
AgraQuest, a global leader in biopesticides for sustainable food production, today announced that it has been selected as one of "California's 2011 Leaders In Agriculture Innovation" by Grow-California for its impact on the agricultural industry and positive impact on the state's economy MarketWire

The Clorox Company Adopts Stockholder Rights Plan
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced that its board of directors has unanimously adopted a stockholder rights plan (the "Rights Plan" or "Plan") and declared a dividend of one right on each outstanding share of Clorox's common stock. MarketWire

Clorox Board of Directors Unanimously Affirms Commitment to Strategic Plan
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced that the company's board of directors, in consultation with its independent legal and financial advisers, has unanimously determined that the continued implementation of the company's strategic plan is the best way to generate significant value for all Clorox stockholders MarketWire

SourceMedia Announces New American Banker Media Platform
SourceMedia announced it will launch the new American Banker media platform on July 18th. The foundation of the media platform is a trio of elegantly designed state of the art media experiences for Web, print and tablet subscribers MarketWire

Digagogo Ventures Corp. Opens Corporate Headquarters
Digagogo Ventures Corp. ("Digagogo") (OTCBB: DOGO) a provider of information and communications technology, is pleased to announce that it has relocated its corporate headquarters to Detroit, Michigan. MarketWire

Cisco Announces Additional Detail on Comprehensive Action Plan
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced additional details of its comprehensive action plan to simplify the organization, refine operations, and reduce annual operating expenses. MarketWire

Resurgent Interest in Real Estate Leads to Quickening Pace of Auctions
When construction ground to a halt during the recession and credit crisis, demand for subdivision home sites evaporated. And with people worried about their jobs, demand dropped sharply for discretionary properties such as waterfront and recreational land MarketWire

Cisco Announces Transfer of Juarez, Mexico Manufacturing Operation to Foxconn
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), the worldwide leader in networking, announced today an agreement with Foxconn Technology Group, the world's leading electronics manufacturer, for the sale of its manufacturing facility in Juarez, Mexico MarketWire

Steele Resources Announces Approval to Process Gold From Mineral Hill
Steele Resources Corporation (the "Company," "SRC") (OTCBB: SELR) announced today that the Company has received authorization from the state of Montana to remove stockpiled ore at its Mineral Hill Project located near Pony, Montana for processing. The existing 14,000 ton stockpile is a sulfide ore which has tested at an average grade of .22 ounces of gold per ton MarketWire

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces Second-Quarter Financial Results
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2011. MarketWire

Basin Street Properties Signs Four Tenants to California Center Business Park
Basin Street Properties (, a prominent Northern Nevada and Northern California real estate investor of commercial and mixed-use properties, adds four tenants to its California Center business park. Occupying a combined total of nearly 16,000 sq. ft., the new leases include Children's Law Center, Commonwealth Brands, Inc MarketWire

enXco Announces Kristina Peterson to Join as Vice President of the Solar Business Unit
enXco -- an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (PARIS: EEN) is pleased to announce the addition of Kristina Peterson as Vice President of the Solar Business Unit. In this position she will provide strategic leadership and direction to enXco's growing solar PV business. MarketWire

Bravo Health and WellMed Partner to Expand Healthcare Options to More Seniors in Texas
HealthSpring, and WellMed Networks Inc. (WNI), the contracting entity for WellMed Medical Management, today announced a joint partnership to extend access to WellMed healthcare services to Bravo Health (a HealthSpring company) beneficiaries in the San Antonio and El Paso markets MarketWire

NASBA Launches New Website
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), an association dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of the country's 55 state boards of accountancy, has today announced the launch of its newly designed website offering a better user experience and streamlined content. With its mission as the focal point, two sites -- and NASBAtools MarketWire

Bank of America, NewsCorp and Ford Sinking; Brainy Babies Announces New Infomercial Initiative Aimed at Parents, Grandparents and Investors
Investment Updates: Today's focus is on Bank of America (BAC), Ford (F), NewsCorp. (NWSA) and Brainy Babies (TBBC). MarketWire

Creators of Wall Street 1-2-1 Prepare to Transform the Financial Road Show Experience Forever
Wall Street 1-2-1, LLC, ( today announced that it has pioneered a novel alternative to financial road showing that is expected to transform the road show experience for both public and pre-IPO company executives and the Wall Street professionals that they regularly endeavor to meet. MarketWire

HealthSpring and WellMed Partner to Expand Healthcare Options to More Seniors in Texas
HealthSpring, a leading Medicare Advantage plan, and WellMed Networks Inc. (WNI), the contracting entity for WellMed Medical Management, today announced a joint partnership to extend access to WellMed healthcare services to beneficiaries in Hidalgo County of the Rio Grande Valley MarketWire

"Business Continuity Solutions, Inc." Listed on Pink Sheets Has a New Trading Symbol 'BUCS'
Ramsey Dellinger, CEO of BCS, Incorporated announces effective today that BCS, Inc., previously trading under (PINKSHEETS: EXSA), is now trading under a new symbol: BUCS. (PINKSHEETS: BUCS) MarketWire

Jordan Zimmerman of Zimmerman Advertising to Keynote 2011 Restaurant Executive Summit
Jordan Zimmerman, Founder and Chairman of Zimmerman Advertising, a $3 billion powerhouse national retail brand-building firm that has worked with companies such as Papa John's, White Castle and Boston Market, is slated to share marketing insights that will direct restaurants onto the path of leadership and success during the opening session of the 2011 Restaurant Executive Summit. MarketWire

NWP Services Corporation Appoints John C. Hoffman as Chief Sales Officer
NWP Services Corporation (NWP), a leading provider of smart solutions to lower operating and utility costs to the multifamily housing industry, today announced John C. Hoffman's appointment to Chief Sales Officer (CSO). In his new role, Mr. Hoffman will lead NWP's continued investment in sales growth and expansion of the company's sales organization. MarketWire

Ann Harmon Named Chief Financial Officer of Golden Living
Golden Living announced that Ann Harmon has been named Chief Financial Officer for Golden Living. In addition to her new CFO responsibilities, Harmon will continue in her role as Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning for Golden Living. MarketWire

Ostrich Caribbean Development Fund Hires Pristine Advisers LLC.
The Ostrich Caribbean Development Fund, L.P. (or the "Fund") today announced that it has hired Pristine Advisers, LLC. to provide strategic investor relations and financial communications services. MarketWire

APTI Has Acquired Crown City Pictures, Inc. and Appointed New Officers and Directors
American Post Tension, Inc. (OTCBB: APTI) and Crown City Pictures, Inc. announce that, by unanimous written consent of APTI's Board of Directors and written consent of a majority of its shareholders, APTI has acquired Crown City Pictures, Inc. ("CCP"), an entertainment company, from Crown City Holdings Corp., the former parent company of CCP. MarketWire

ARC Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
ARC (NYSE: ARC), one of the nation's leading document solutions company, today announced that John E.D. Toth, former strategy consultant to Chiquita Brands International, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Bell-Carter Foods, Inc., has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Company, replacing Jonathan Mather, who retires today. MarketWire

SmartTots to Determine Safety of Anesthetic Drugs in Young Children
SmartTots (Strategies for Mitigating Anesthesia-Related neuroToxicity in Tots) unveiled its research agenda today, acknowledging insufficient human data available to determine whether anesthetics induce neurodegenerative changes in the central nervous systems of infants and young children. The agenda was developed in response to the U.S MarketWire

Andiamo Corporation Reviews Its Up-List Timing
Andiamo Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ANDI) is reviewing its up-list timing in response to a major clearing firms policy change. The policy, which was amended June 1, 2011 has the potential to affect a significant number of publicly traded companies. MarketWire

Gaming Laboratories International Becomes First Independent Testing Lab Authorized to Test and Inspect Games for Poland
With a history laden by firsts and milestones, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC has received the first accreditation from the Polish Ministry of Finance to provide independent gaming testing to Poland MarketWire

Actiance Partners With BDI to Host Security, Compliance and e-Discovery Events to Provide Essential Guidance on Social Media
Actiance, enablers of the safe and compliant use of unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, announced two events in which the company will be participating in July MarketWire

Circa Survive Announces Fall Tour; Exclusive Presale Begins Wednesday, July 20th With General Presale and Public Onsale to Follow; Cross Country Trek Kicks Off September 22nd
Atlantic recording group Circa Survive has announced details for their upcoming fall headlining tour. The Pennsylvania-based rock band will kick off the cross-country trek on September 22nd at the Chameleon in Lancaster, PA (see itinerary below). Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, July 23rd at 12:00noon EDT MarketWire Announces the Addition of 3LAB Skin Care, the nation's leading e-commerce specialty retailer providing scientifically sound solutions for healing and maintaining healthy skin, has added the skin care brand 3LAB to its assortment of premium products. MarketWire Announces the Addition of Supergoop Sun Care, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the sun care brand Supergoop to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire Discusses Data Storage & Flash Drive Recovery Services
NAND Flash Memory & Flash Drive Recovery -- everything from USB flash drives to microSD memory cards to tablets is utilizing this data-retention-without-power storage technology. "Buoyed by the success of Apple Inc.'s iPad, NAND flash will likely enjoy explosive growth in 2011 with the arrival of tablet products from other players such as Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, Dell Inc MarketWire

EANTC and Ixia Team to Deliver Industry's First Multi-Vendor 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) Benchmarking Tests
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA), the leading global provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, and EANTC, a vendor-neutral consultancy and test facility, announced today a cooperative effort to deliver testing criteria, methodology, and administration of multiple vendors' 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) switches MarketWire

International Gold Executes Definitive Agreement
International Gold Corp MarketWire

American Academy of Ophthalmology Takes the Lead in Establishing Standards for Electronic Health Records
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) has taken a proactive role to ensure that electronic health records (EHR) will support quality patient care, enhance physician to physician communication, and meet the "meaningful use" standards required by healthcare reform policies MarketWire

Another Leap Forward for Midwest Real Estate Data's connectMLS(TM) System
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) ( announced today a number of new fields have been added to its connectMLS™ system to improve the ability of its real estate professionals to effectively search the largest active listing database in the country MarketWire

Technicolor launches phase II of photochemical film activities optimization

Robotic Surgery Expert Personalizing Prostate Cancer Treatment for Israeli Patients
International patients seeking medical expertise and treatment in the United States is a growing part of the U.S. healthcare landscape. In fact, inbound medical tourism is predicted to exceed half a million patient travelers by 2017, according to a Deloitte Center For Health Solutions Report MarketWire

InsWeb to Report Second Quarter 2011 Results and Host Quarterly Conference Call on August 1
InsWeb Corp. (NASDAQ: INSW), a leading online insurance comparison provider, announced today that it will report financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 on Monday, August 1, 2011 after the close of market. MarketWire

Where Does Google Make Its Money? New Research From WordStream Reveals Most Expensive Keyword Categories in Google AdWords
WordStream Inc., a provider of search marketing software, unveiled new keyword research data that reveals the top 20 high-volume keyword categories that fetch the highest costs per click in Google AdWords pay-per-click advertising or PPC. Following up on Google's recent announcement of its Q2 earnings, these high-CPC keywords reveal where Google is making the majority of its profits MarketWire

The Omni Group Announces Latest Version of OmniPlan
The Omni Group, a developer of productivity applications for Mac and iOS, today announced the release of its updated organization and planning tool, OmniPlan 2.0. OmniPlan is a professional-grade project management application designed for the Mac allowing business professionals to manage projects of any complexity. OmniPlan 2 MarketWire

Danaos Corporation Announces Date for the Release of Second Quarter and First Half 2011 Results, Conference Call and Webcast
Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, announced that it will release its results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2011 after the close of the market in New York on Monday, July 25, 2011. MarketWire

The World's Strongest Man Develops New Training Program
The World's Strongest Man™ (WSM) and The World's Strongest Man Affiliate Team are proud to announce the creation of The World's Strongest Man Affiliate Program, Training System and Amateur Series launching this Fall. MarketWire

China Cablecom Elects to Voluntarily Delist From the NASDAQ Capital Market
China Cablecom Holdings, Ltd. ("China Cablecom" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CABL), a joint-venture provider of cable television services in the People's Republic of China ("PRC" or "China"), today announces its intent to voluntarily de-list the Company's common stock from the NASDAQ Capital Market ("NASDAQ"). MarketWire

New Dental Job Website Launches; Helps Dentists Drill Down on Hiring
Dental Hunters ( the newest dental jobs website, is setting a new industry standard, paving the way for a more effective and streamlined dental hiring process for those looking to find and fill a dental job. MarketWire

Asia Transpacific Journeys Wins Travel + Leisure Award
Asia Transpacific Journeys, a Boulder-based travel company, has been named one of the World's Top 10 Tour Operators by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The company, which specializes in custom tours and small group trips, is the only Asia tour operator to make the prestigious list. MarketWire

Summer Issue of Eucalyptus Magazine Now Available
Eucalyptus magazine, the only lifestyle magazine that focuses exclusively on health, wellness and green living in the San Francisco Bay Area, has just released its July-August 2011 issue. Feature stories include articles on complementary cancer treatments, artisan ice creams, and biodynamic farming MarketWire

Janet Moyer Landscaping Offers Timely Tips for Smart Irrigation Month
In support of Smart Irrigation Month in July, Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full service landscaping company in San Francisco devoted to addressing the unique challenges of urban garden constraints, offers these tips: MarketWire

Salem Consumer Products Launches Online Church Supplies Store
Salem Consumer Products, a division of Salem Communications Corporation, the leading Christian radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and publisher, has recently launched their new church supplies website,, which caters to churches of all sizes. MarketWire

Fairplex Offers Full-Service Event Center Year-Round
Fairplex hosts over 3 million visitors each year for a wide array of events, concerts, consumer and trade conferences and the ever popular L.A. County Fair, on its sprawling 543-acre campus. This flexible, diverse and customer-friendly event center is situated just nine miles from the Ontario Airport with convenient access to Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties. MarketWire

Purina and P. Allen Smith Announce Purina(R) Rule the Roost Sweepstakes
Chicken enthusiasts across the country have the chance to win a heritage flock of chickens from P. Allen Smith's farm, a free Horizon Structures® coop and a year's supply of Purina® Layena® Plus Omega feed in the Purina® Rule the Roost Sweepstakes sponsored by Purina and P. Allen Smith with "Chicken Chat" and the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. MarketWire

GENWI/iSites Debuts Fully Customizable iPad App Creation and Management Solution
GENWI (, the premier cloud-based smart phone and tablet app publishing platform, today launched its new iPad app publishing solution and an enhanced mobile Content Management Server (mCMS™) MarketWire

Superyachts on Sale? Market Pressure Brings Significant Value to Superyacht Industry, According to BURGESS
It is a buyer's market in the superyacht industry for those who can take advantage of it MarketWire

Instant Energy Inhaler Gives a Boost Exactly When You Need It
Sometimes all you need is a little pick-me-up without adding extra calories and jitters often resulting in that inevitable crash. Entrepreneurs Sean Dengler and Jason Swanson have devised the latest energy product that will do just that, called the Instant Energy Inhaler. MarketWire

Healthcare Cold Chain Logistic Services to Reach $9.5 Billion by 2016 has announced the addition of the new report "Global Healthcare Cold Chain Logistics Market Report & Forecast (2011-2016)," to their collection of Logistics & Shipping market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Media Alert: Covario's Harrison Magun to Address "Search and the New Retargeting" on Panel at OMMA Behavioral
Who:Harrison Magun, senior vice president of paid media and analytics at Covario, Inc., one of the nation's largest independent search marketing firms, will be speaking July 20 on an OMMA Behavioral panel "Search and the New Retargeting," along with four other distinguished speakers MarketWire

BeBevCo Offers KOMA UNWIND to Over 1800 More Stores in Mid Atlantic Region With New Partner
Bebida Beverage Company (PINKSHEETS: BBDA) (BeBevCo), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of relaxation and energy drinks, announced today that the Company has signed a distribution agreement for the Mid Atlantic Region through the addition of Southco Distributing Company from Goldsboro NC MarketWire

Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. to Hold Investor Conference Call Regarding Donlen Acquisition
Event:Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora and Donlen Chief Executive Officer, Gary Rappeport to hold investor call regarding the Donlen Acquisition. Time/Date: 11:00 AM (ET) on Monday, July 18, 2011 Access: To access the conference call live, dial 800-230-1096 in the U.S MarketWire

New Mexico Program Offers New Digital Amplified Phones and Visual Alert System Free to Residents With Hearing Loss
New Mexicans who are deaf or hard of hearing can now obtain one of two new amplified cordless phones or a visual alert system at no cost thanks to New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing (NMCDHH), the State Government Agency that distributes specialized telecommunications equipment. MarketWire

Ecospan Expands Management Team; Announces New Operations Center in PA
Ecospan, LLC, a materials science research, development, and manufacturing company focused on bio-based plastics, recently announced an expanded management team alongside its new operations center in Exton, Pennsylvania, slated to open in the fall of 2011. "Many strategic decisions drove the expansion," notes Greg Hoffman, Chairman and CEO MarketWire

QualityStocks Redesigns Website to Implement Significant Upgrades and Optimize for Social Media
QualityStocks is very pleased to announce the launch of its revamped website, With an entirely new look and feel, the overhauled website maintains a much stronger focus on social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, and features site-wide instant access to multiple language translations, blogs, videos, tweets and much more. MarketWire

SLI Systems Promotes Christopher Riland to Vice President, Customer Success
SLI Systems, provider of full-service, intelligent search and navigation services for e-commerce and other content-rich sites, announced today that former Director of Customer Service Christopher Riland has been promoted to vice president of customer success MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Releases Industry's First Submersible Cermet Panel Potentiometer With Full IP68 Sealing Against Deep-Sea Water for Operation to 30 Meters (100 Feet)
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new submersible cermet panel potentiometer that is the industry's first to be fully IP68-sealed against deep-sea water MarketWire

Carlisle Expands European Life Settlement Network
Carlisle Management, the Luxembourg based alternative fund manager, is poised to push forward a major business expansion after securing distribution deals with major European broker networks MarketWire

Purfresh to Present at Global Table Grape Congress
Purfresh, a leading provider of clean technologies that purify, protect, and preserve the global food supply chain, today announced that the Manager of Purfresh Africa, Dr. Malcolm Dodd, will present during the Table Grapes and New Technology session at the Global Table Grape Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. MarketWire

Intersil Announces Opening of New Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) Testing Facility
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today announced its continued commitment to the global space community by introducing its new Palm Bay, Florida ELDRS testing facility. The facility will perform low dose rate total ionizing dose (TID) acceptance testing for all Intersil radiation hardened products -- regardless of process technology -- on a wafer by wafer basis MarketWire

Multi-Functional Stands for iPad and iPad2 Launch in the U.S.
iPad Butler, a range of versatile stands developed exclusively for use with the iPad and iPad2, are launching in the United States. The stands will make these increasingly popular tablets an even more valuable tool for business users and a perfect companion for consumers that want to maximize use of their iPad around the home. MarketWire

Green Mountain Development Signs Agreement With Pacific Sands for Agriculture Products, Packaging & Distribution Services
Robert Brehm, CEO of Green Mountain Development Corp (PINKSHEETS: GMND), announced that the company signed a collaboration agreement with Pacific Sands, Inc. (OTCQB: PFSD) to develop private label packaging and distribution logistics for GMND agriculture products using Pacific Sands' expertise in manufacturing, packaging, marketing and distribution MarketWire

KDDI America Announces KDDI Global Wins Excellence Awards and Key Customer Ratings in ATLANTIC-ACM 2011
KDDI Global, a global Tier 1 telecommunications carrier and member of the KDDI America group of companies, was ranked first in both "Sales Representatives" and "Customer Service" categories of the ATLANTIC-ACM 2011 Global Wholesale Carrier Excellence Awards MarketWire

Zuora Recognized as Top Privately-Held Enterprise Software Company
Zuora, the subscription billing and commerce leader, recently has been recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250. Zuora was the sole subscription commerce company to be chosen. MarketWire

Digital Dentistry Markets for Low Iron Glass to Reach $1.2 Billion by 2017 has announced the addition of the new report "Digital Dentistry Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2011 to 2017," to their collection of Medical Devices market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. Announces Appointment of Julius Tabin as Director Emeritus
Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. ("Arrhythmia" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: HRT) today announced the retirement of Dr. Julius Tabin (91) from the Company's Board of Directors and his appointment as the Company's first Director Emeritus, effective immediately. Dr. Tabin has served as a Director since the Company's inception in 1981. MarketWire

Berry Children Fundraiser Event This Friday at Tasti D-Lite Houston Locations
After hearing of the tragic July 2nd auto accident in West Texas that orphaned and seriously injured three Houston children, Tasti D-Lite franchise owner Aaron Webster, like many Houstonians, felt the strong need to help. Plans for a fundraising event began. MarketWire

Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd Investor Lawsuit and Deadline on July 22 Announced by Shareholders Foundation
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that a lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors in Longtop Financial Technologies Ltd (ADR) (LFT) against Longtop Financial Technologies Limited and certain of its officers and directors over alleged violations of Federal Securities Laws. MarketWire

Precision Conversions Begins Conversion for Second Aviation Capital Group 757-200PCF
Precision Conversions, LLC (Precision) is pleased to announce that the company has commenced modification of a second 757-200PCF for Aviation Capital Group (ACG). The 1991 Rolls-Royce powered B757-200 (MSN 25258) was inducted for conversion at Flightstar Aircraft Services facility in Jacksonville, Florida and will be re-delivered in the beginning of October MarketWire

Global Ecology Corporation Announces Organic Fertilizer/Soil Amendment Production Facility in Florida
Global Ecology Corporation (GEC) (OTCQB: GLEC) announced today that it is setting up an organic fertilizer/soil amendment processing facility in Florida. MarketWire

Southern Crane Restores Honor at South Carolina Capitol
The broken bearing atop South Carolina's Capitol flag pole spun wildly, tangling the national and state symbols that fly above. Neither flag could be raised or lowered. Enter Southern Crane, which came to the rescue at the Columbia Capitol building recently when Capitol officials realized the flags atop the 186-foot pole could not be moved. MarketWire

Energy & Technology, Corp., Subsidiary Technical Industries, Inc. VisonArray Deep Well Technology Achieved Great Exposure at American Petroleum Institute Summer Conference
Energy & Technology, Corp. or the "Company" (OTCBB: ENGT) announced that its subsidiary Technical Industries, Inc. VisonArray technology achieved great exposure at the API (American Petroleum Institute) Summer conference in San Francisco. Technical Industries, Inc MarketWire

ADARA Networks Selected as Part of the Systems Made Simple Team to Support Prestigious T4 Initiative to Transform Technology for the Department of Veterans Affairs
ADARA Networks announced today it is part of the team assembled by Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS) that has been selected to be one of 14 prime technology contractors on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract MarketWire

Excellon Announces Appointments of New CEO & CFO
The Board of Directors of Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new President and Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Wyeth as well as the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer Steve Poad. MarketWire

Dick O'Hare Launches Local Yokel Media, Internet's First Hyperlocal Online Ad Marketplace
Digital media industry veteran Dick O'Hare today launches Local Yokel Media (LYM), the Internet's first hyperlocal online ad marketplace specializing in monetizing hyperlocal ad impressions MarketWire

iCrossing Appoints Head of Live Media Studio
iCrossing (, a global digital marketing agency, announced today the appointment of Tarah Feinberg as head of the agency's Live Media Studio, the industry's first dedicated real-time marketing resource. MarketWire

Malibu Family Wines Hosts Family-Friendly Grape Crush & Harvest Festival for City Hearts Sept. 25
Los Angeles-based City Hearts: Kids Say Yes to the Arts announced today that the 11th Annual Malibu Family Wines Grape Crush & Harvest Festival "Go Green for the Arts," benefiting City Hearts will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the spectacular, private Saddlerock Ranch at 31727 Mulholland Highway in Malibu MarketWire

Automotive Semiconductors Market Expected to Reach $35 Billion by 2014 has announced the addition of the new report "Global Automotive Semiconductors Industry Forecast (2010 - 2014)," to their collection of Automotive market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Tao Minerals Ltd. Updates Proposed Las Aguadas Acquisition
Tao Minerals Ltd. (TAO) (OTCQB: TAON) is pleased to provide an update on the proposed acquisition of the Las Aguadas Project from Grupo de Bullet S.A. of Medellin, Colombia. MarketWire

University of Missouri Adopts the iclicker2 2nd Generation Classroom Response System
University of Missouri has selected iclicker2 as its centrally supported classroom response system. Starting in fall 2011, iclicker2 will provide the University's instructors and students with its reliable, simple and robust polling solution to increase interactivity and advance learning. MarketWire

Fairness Is Possible? Life-Changing 21-Day Teleclass and Summit Exploring Fairness in Business, Families, Neighborhoods and the Country
McLean Masterworks today announced its presentation of The Bond Teleclass & The Fairness Campaign Summit, a free, life-changing 21-day online event launching July 25, hosted by internationally renowned bestselling author, researcher, and lecturer Lynne McTaggart. MarketWire

Metalogix Named as Finalist in the 2011 Golden Bridge Awards in Two Categories Including Innovations-Technology and Archive Product or Service
Metalogix announced today that the Golden Bridge Awards has named Metalogix Migration Manager for SharePoint and Metalogix StoragePoint a finalist for the 3rd Annual 2011 Golden Bridge Awards in the category of Innovations-Technology. Metalogix Archive Manager - Exchange Edition has also been named a finalist in the Archive Product or Service category MarketWire

Atlantis Computing CTO Chetan Venkatesh and Expert Jim Moyle Debate the Future of VDI With Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth at BriForum 2011 Chicago
Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that Chetan Venkatesh, CTO and founder of Atlantis Computing and Jim Moyle, Lead Northern Europe Solutions Consultant for Atlantis Computing, will deliver four sessions at BriForum Chicago. MarketWire

Walker Audio Announces Release of All-New Proscenium Black Diamond III Turntable
Walker Audio, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-end audio products, announces the release of their next generation of elite turntables, the Proscenium Black Diamond III. The new turntable features a modified suspension system that significantly improves the audio quality by adding a separate, isolated air supply that uses lower air pressure in the suspension chambers MarketWire

AVST Showcases CallXpress 8 at ACUTA
This week at the 2011 ACUTA Summer Seminar, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will demonstrate how CallXpress® 8 transforms the productivity of students, staff and faculty MarketWire

LogLogic Achieves NIST In Process Status for Stringent FIPS 140-2 Government Standard
LogLogic®, the IT Data Management Company, announced today that the LogLogic LX, ST, and MX Log Management Appliance v5.2 have been placed on the NIST's Modules In Process List for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2 Validation: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules MarketWire

Cincinatti, Ohio Topples New York City, NY as the Bedbug Capital
With bedbug infestations on the rise, Apps Genius Corp. (OTCBB: APGS) (, the developer and publisher of social games and software applications, recently updated its Bed Bug Alert app for the Apple iPhone™ and iPod Touch™ with a new list of the top ten US cities with bedbug outbreaks. The Bed Bug Alert app is currently available for $1 MarketWire

Jason Mraz to Embark on Global Concert Tour; International Trek Sees Grammy-Winning Troubadour Performing Alongside Percussionist Noel "Toca" Rivera; Additional Dates to Feature Mraz's Own Super Band; Schedule Includes a Number of Benefit Concert Events, as Well as Shows at Sydney Opera House and Ca
Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced plans for a special international tour, an extraordinary itinerary that will see the Grammy Award-winning tunesmith visiting North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. More than just a concert tour, Mraz' worldwide journey will see him celebrating music's lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship. MarketWire

Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited ("TEN" or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) will report earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 prior to the open of the market on Thursday, July 28, 2011. MarketWire

Taleo Chief Financial Officer to Present at the Morgan Keegan Technology Conference
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced today that it will be presenting at the Morgan Keegan Technology Conference, being held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. MarketWire

Safend Achieves Government FIPS 140-2 Security Recertification
Safend, a leading provider of endpoint data protection solutions, today announced it has obtained recertification for FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards) Validation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States and by the Communications Security Establishment in Canada (CSEC). The recertification covers Safend versions 3.3 and 3 MarketWire

Custom Membrane Switches From EASTPRINT Feature Discrete Icon and Key Ring Lighting
EASTPRINT Incorporated has introduced custom membrane switches that feature precise graphic icon and key ring lighting in an ultra-thin package for a wide range of OEM applications, where capacitive and mechanical switches would be too thick. MarketWire

NAWBO(R) Installs the 2011-2012 Board of Directors
The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®, proudly installs dynamic and powerful women from across the nation as its new 2011-2012 Board of Directors. MarketWire

Catholic Health Partners Implements VFA.spendManager to Manage Capital Spending Across the Enterprise
VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and spend management, announced today that Catholic Health Partners (CHP), one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States, has selected VFA.spendManager® capital spend management software to optimize its capital spend management process MarketWire

Petrohawk and Sirius Up, Bank of America Down; Brainy Babies Makes Inroads With Parents, Educators and Investors
Investment Updates: Today's focus is on Petrohawk Energy (HK), Sirius XM Radio Inc. (SIRIS), Bank of America (BAC) and Brainy Babies (TBBC). MarketWire

Operational Transformation Sets Stage for Renewed Commitment to Marketing Performance Measurement, Reports CMO Council
Say goodbye to "Random Acts of Marketing" as integration, alignment, visibility and return on investment (ROI) all top the list of requirements for marketing performance improvement through 2011, reports the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in its latest State of Marketing Report released today, sponsored by Deloitte and OpenText. MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences Closes $5.0 Million Round in Company's First Institutional Financing
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based security solutions, announced that it has closed on a $5.0 million institutional round of financing, via a private placement sale of its common stock. MarketWire

Telkonet to Announce Second Quarter Results on Monday, August 8, 2011
In the news release, "Telkonet to Announce Second Quarter Results on Monday, August 8, 2011," issued earlier today by Telkonet, Inc. (OTCQB: TKOI), we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the first paragraph, should read "second quarter results'" rather than "first quarter results'." Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

U.S. Army, Fort Jackson Deploys AtHoc IWSAlerts Emergency Mass Notification System for Force Protection and Personnel Accountability
AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the U.S. Army post at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., has deployed the AtHoc IWSAlerts™ emergency mass notification solution to provide reliable emergency notification to troops and their dependents. MarketWire

JDSU Introduces the Innovative T-BERD(R)/MTS-2000 Fiber Optic Test Set
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today introduced the T-BERD/MTS-2000, an innovative compact modular test set that is capable of conducting the widest range of test applications for virtually every type of optical fiber network MarketWire

Ticket Summit(R) Draws Live Entertainment and Ticketing Experts
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, recently hosted its summer conference July 13-15, 2011 at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The conference drew over 750 registrants, including prosports ticketing executives, venue managers, producers, promoters, marketers, and primary and secondary ticketing agencies MarketWire

Advanced Solid State Non-Volatile Memory Market to Grow 69% Annually Through 2015 has announced the addition of the new report "Advanced Solid-State Memory Systems and Products: Emerging Non-volatile Memory Technologies, Industry Trends and Market Analysis," to their collection of Computer Equipment market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

YOLO Medical Inc.: Introducing the Latest Innovation in Low-Level Laser Therapy
YOLO Medical Inc. proudly announces the launch of the most technologically advanced form of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) available in the marketplace today; The YOLO Curve. This 4th generation model boasts a sleeker design, advanced safety parameters and greater efficacy that now enable clinicians to offer state of the art treatments for their patients. YOLO Medical Inc MarketWire

DeviceLock Named Finalist for Two 2011 Golden Bridge Awards
DeviceLock, Inc., a leading developer of endpoint data leak prevention software, today announced that the Golden Bridge Awards has named the DeviceLock 7 Endpoint DLP Suite a finalist for the 2011 Innovation Awards in both the Endpoint Security Solution and Information Leak Prevention categories MarketWire

Mitchell International Announces ClaimIQ 3.0
Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced the general release of Mitchell ClaimIQ™ version 3.0 -- the latest release of the market-leading expert claims decision support system for property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers. MarketWire

Digagogo Engages Advanced Creative Media
Digagogo Ventures Corp. ("Digagogo") (OTCBB: DOGO) (PINKSHEETS: DOGO), a provider of information and communications technology, is pleased to announce that it engaged Advanced Creative Media ("ACM") to develop video marketing material. MarketWire

Linux Labs Announces Agreement With Certichron, Inc., the Provable Time Company, to Provide Hosting for OATS Time Verification Service
Linux Labs International, Inc., a subsidiary of Searchlight Solutions Ltd. (PINKSHEETS: SLLN), announces it has signed an agreement with Certichron, Inc. the developer of Provable Time Services to provide hosting for their OATS Time Verification Service. MarketWire

Scorpex Receives Authorization From the Mexican Environmental Authority (PROFEPA) to Obtain Use and Operational Permits
Scorpex, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRPX) (the "Company") today announces that PROFEPA, the agency in Mexico responsible for monitoring and enforcing environmental laws, has granted clearance to the Company for obtaining "Use" and "Operational" permits MarketWire

Oracle Introduces Environmental Accounting and Reporting Solutions for Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle's JD Edwards Financials
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Scribe CEO Lou Guercia Speaks on New Strategies in Cloud Integration at SIIA Midmarket Growth Conference
Scribe, a global data integration provider, announced that Lou Guercia, president and CEO of Scribe, is addressing the SIIA Midmarket Growth Conference on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at 11:30-12:00 p.m. in New York City MarketWire

Inteli Selects Oracle to Support the Rollout of 1,350 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Portugal's MOBI-E Project
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Polk Transforms Analytic Solutions as a Service With Oracle(R) Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Panjiva Partners With Messe Frankfurt North America to Help Apparel and Textile Sourcing Executives Identify the Best Suppliers
Panjiva, the leading source of objective information on global trade and overseas suppliers, today announced that it has teamed with trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt North America to bring its powerful supplier intelligence platform to several key industry events MarketWire

Oracle Enhances Oracle FLEXCUBE Offerings for Financial Institutions
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

MyBuys E-Commerce Health & Wellness Index up 14% in June
MyBuys, the leader in cross-channel personalization for retailers, today released the June 2011 edition of the MyBuys E-commerce Health & Wellness Index™, and also announced the results from the e-tailing group's 4th annual consumer insights survey. MarketWire

TELEHOUSE America and Sidera Networks to Provide Low Latency Connections to Customers
TELEHOUSE America, the United States' leading provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces today that Sidera Networks, LLC, a premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, will provide its ultra low latency, scalable, reliable network infrastructure to TELEHOUSE customers for increased resiliency and advanced performance MarketWire

Qualys Makes the 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies List
Qualys®, Inc., the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced Qualys has been named in the 2011 AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies List MarketWire

FoxT Announces Record Revenue for the First Half of 2011
Fox Technologies, Inc. (FoxT), a leading provider of enterprise access management solutions, today announced that strong demand for privileged identity and access management enabled them to deliver the most successful first half in the company's history. FoxT's first half 2011 revenue, the highest in the company's history, was 104% higher than first half 2010. MarketWire

Egenera Extends PAN Manager(R) Functionality for the Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900 to Include vBlades Software
Egenera, the only provider of open converged infrastructure software for data center management, today announced that the company has extended the functionality of Egenera® PAN Manager® Software for the Fujitsu PRIMERGY BX900 to include vBlades MarketWire

HiSilicon Boosts Productivity Deploying Advanced Cadence Simulator
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that China's HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. achieved dramatic results in its verification flow using the Cadence® Virtuoso® Accelerated Parallel Simulator. HiSilicon uses the award-winning simulator to verify its complex ASICs MarketWire

Wingman Partner Program Introduced at Inaugural Huawei Symantec Partner Summit 2011
Huawei Symantec, a leading provider of network security and storage solutions, today introduced new partners, products, and the Wingman Partner Program to the channel community at the 1st Annual Huawei Symantec Partner Summit MarketWire

Huawei Symantec Unleashes Cost-Cutting Storage Solution at Inaugural North America Partner Summit
Huawei Symantec Technologies Co. Ltd., a leading provider of network storage and security solutions, today unveiled the Huawei Symantec Dorado 2100 Storage Series during its first-ever North America Partner Summit MarketWire

Blue Coat a Winner at Techworld Awards
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that its Blue Coat® MACH5 next generation WAN Optimization appliance was named the Networking Product of the Year at the prestigious Techworld Awards. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony held on June 29th at Dartmouth House, London MarketWire

Two New Agencies Purchase EVIDENCE.COM and TASER AXON Digital Video Systems
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that prevent conflict, protect life, and resolve disputes, today announced that it received two orders for its revolutionary new evidence capture and management platform. These orders for the TASER AXON™ on-officer camera and EVIDENCE MarketWire

Ceradyne, Inc. Receives $36.2 Million ESAPI Body Armor Order
Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) announced that it has received a delivery order for approximately $36.2 million for ESAPI (Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert) ceramic body armor plates. Ceradyne will begin shipping this ESAPI production release in the fourth quarter this year with full shipment expected to be completed early in the first quarter 2012. MarketWire Morning Tech Alerts: Kraig Biocraft Labs, Generex Biotech, Neomedia Tech, Advanced Cell Tech, Augme Tech and Xinde Tech is a premier source for microcap research - providing a wide range of due diligence and investment insight on stocks all over the market. Investment Report primary focus is to alert our valued subscribers to small cap and microcap companies poised for explosive movement in the market MarketWire

Anadarko Announces Lucius Unitization
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced the finalization of a unitization agreement with Exxon Mobil Corporation and co-owners to develop the Lucius field. The unitization includes portions of Keathley Canyon blocks 874, 875, 918 and 919 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko will operate the unit with a 35-percent working interest MarketWire

NoaNet Selects ADVA FSP 3000 to Extend High-Speed Services Throughout Washington
ADVA AG Optical Networking /NOANET SELECTS ADVA FSP 3000 TO EXTEND HIGH-SPEED SERVICES THROUGHOUTWASHINGTON. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

American Petro-Hunter Announces Drilling Plans for 11 Horizontal Wells at North Oklahoma Project
American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce updated plans regarding the Company's continued participation in a proposed field development horizontal drilling program of the Mississippi formation at the North Oklahoma Project. MarketWire

8 Tips for a Bright, Comfortable Smile by Dr. Askari, a Leading Cosmetic Dentist at Comfort Dental Spa
People want a bright smile with healthy teeth and freedom from pain. "A healthier mouth lowers the risk of future health issues and leads to a longer life," says Dr. Askari of Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan, devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of each smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures MarketWire

MacroSolve's Illume Mobile Division Signs Four Contracts for Custom Business Apps
MacroSolve, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MCVE) (OTCQB: MCVE) ("MacroSolve" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile technologies, apps and solutions for business, announced today that its Illume Mobile division has signed four new contracts for its custom app development services. The customers are from a range of industries. All see the value of apps for their business and are turning to MacroSolve MarketWire

Forest2Market Launches Market2Mill for Recycled Fiber Industry
Forest2Market, a provider of wood and fiber supply chain expertise, announces the launch of Market2Mill, a suite of services for the recycled fiber industry. Initial offerings include monthly price reports and quarterly cost benchmarks. MarketWire

Westell's ConferencePlus(R) Launches New Online Meeting Platform
Conference Plus, Inc. (ConferencePlus®), a subsidiary of Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), and a leading provider of global conferencing solutions, today announced the launch of ConferencePlus Online Meeting, a new web conferencing platform designed to meet the online daily collaboration needs for businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises. MarketWire

Searchmetrics Announces New North American Vice President of Sales
Searchmetrics, the world leader in search analytics software, today announced that it has appointed Mike Dutter as the company's new vice president of sales for North America. MarketWire

MTU Friedrichshafen Mandates QA-C to Achieve High Quality and Safety-Related Software
PRQA | Programming Research announces that MTU Friedrichshafen has made the use of QA-C mandatory for the development of software for the company's high performance diesel engine control units. MarketWire

Orasi Medical Announces Clinical Results Measuring Alzheimer's Disease Severity
Orasi Medical, Inc., a leading neurodiagnostic company utilizing magnetoencephalography (MEG) to revolutionize the diagnosis and management of CNS diseases, announced today the publication of clinical results demonstrating the use of MEG to assess and track Alzheimer's disease (AD) severity. The findings will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease MarketWire

HRO Summit Europe Announces Details of Its 2011 Program
SharedXpertise, a community of Human Resources business professionals, today announced the details of the upcoming 2011 HRO Summit Europe, part of the HRO Today Forum series of Global events MarketWire

ET Water Sponsors Irrigation Association 2011 Water Conference
ET Water Systems, the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced sponsorship participation at the Water Conference. "Water for the Future: The Role of Efficient Irrigation" is the theme for the third annual Water Conference presented by the Irrigation Association (IA) in conjunction with the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "On-Premises Email Archiving - Market Quadrant 2011"
The latest market brief by The Radicati Group, "On-Premises Email Archiving - Market Quadrant 2011," provides a competitive analysis of the On-Premises Email Archiving market. Email archiving solutions integrate with corporate email servers to provide interactive, long-term storage of email in a separate file store, where email messages are tagged and indexed for easy search and retrieval MarketWire

World Energy Solutions to Release Fiscal Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Results and Host Conference Call on August 4, 2011
World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, will release financial results for its second quarter of 2011 on Thursday, August 4, 2011, before market open, and will host a conference call later the same morning at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss the results. MarketWire

The Global Optical Communication Industry Is on a Path to Sustainable Profitability
LightCounting has released a report titled "State of the Optical Communications Industry: On a Path to Sustainable Profitability." This report examines profitability across the industry supply chain, which improved substantially in 2010 MarketWire

AEP Terminates Commercial-Scale CCS Project in West Virginia, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Last week, American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio) said, "thanks, but no thanks," to a large grant from the Department of Energy, and instead terminated plans to build a commercial-scale carbon capture and sequestration project at its Mountaineer Power Station in West Virginia. MarketWire

Commerce National Bank Announces 2011 2nd Quarter Results
Commerce National Bank ("the Bank") (OTCBB: CNBF), a community business bank in its eighth year of operation, announced its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. MarketWire

APAC Customer Services Joins Customer Experience Professionals Association as Founding Corporate Member
APAC Customer Services, Inc MarketWire

US Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that it will release financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 prior to the market open. MarketWire

Are Women Dying for a Healthy Self-Image
Thirty percent of women surveyed by the Success Foundation in partnership with the University of the West of England said that they would trade at least one year of their life in order to achieve their ideal body: 16% would trade 1 year; 10% would trade 2-5 years; 2% would trade 6-10 years; and, 1% would trade 21 years or more of their life MarketWire

Golden Key International Honour Society Partners With Billhighway to Manage Finances
Golden Key International Honour Society has chosen Billhighway, the leader in Financial Performance Optimization solutions for membership and donor-based organizations, as their web-based financial and accounting partner. This agreement will allow Golden Key to improve its billing process, process donations, increase payment options for members and improve overall collection rates MarketWire

A New Horizon Credit Counseling a Nonprofit Debt Management Firm Pays Clients to Get Out of Debt
With June unemployment numbers ticking up to 9.2% and the nation's economic recovery slowing to a crawl, the nonprofit debt management firm A New Horizon Credit Counseling is taking unprecedented steps to alleviate consumer debt. The organization is enrolling clients for free -- and giving them $100 just for joining. MarketWire

Better Emissions for a Better Bottom Line, by Honeywell, a Feature of "Industry Today" on
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will host special guest Honeywell International Incorporated (NYSE:HON) (Morris Township, New Jersey) as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. When power customers want to reduce their NOx emissions, they call Honeywell MarketWire

Start Early to Get Ahead
(Family Features) What does being ready for elementary school really mean? It used to mean starting the first day of school with all the supplies on the list, but now we know so much more about how young children's brains develop. More and more parents are aware of the positive effects of a high quality early childhood education for their child's success MarketWire

Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Considerations From KraftMaid
(Family Features) Remodeling your kitchen can seem like a daunting task at first glance. You want your new space to function well for your needs, accommodate your lifestyle, and reflect your personal design style. But how to get started? Sarah Reep, KraftMaid director of designer relations and education, recommends considering the following before you begin a kitchen remodel. MarketWire

Summer Smarts
(Family Features) The lazy days of summer are meant to be enjoyable, but it's no surprise they can also be a drain on a child's education. MarketWire

Keep Summer Fresh and Fun
(Family Features) 'Tis the season... for embracing the great outdoors and a whole host of invigorating activities. But without proper care, the sweet smells of summer can turn into the stench of sweaty clothes and sports equipment, and the go-to gear and toys can get layered up with gunk. MarketWire

Be Smart About Sensitive Skin
(Family Features) Your skin makes up about 15 percent of your body weight, so having sensitive skin is no small matter. The exact definition of sensitive skin can be elusive, as a number of factors can often be the cause of skin irritation or fluctuation, including weather, genetics and beauty and household products MarketWire

Preparing for a Job in Healthcare
(Family Features) Whether you're a student looking for a career path or a veteran of the workforce looking to make a change, the healthcare industry has a lot of job options. MarketWire

Time-Savers for Preparing Healthy Family Meals
(Family Features) The simple ritual of sitting down for nightly dinners with the family is no longer a thing of the past. More and more families are reaping the multiple benefits it offers, including the enjoyment of a home-cooked meal and meaningful discussions about the day. MarketWire

Get Creative With Pork
(Family Features) Are your burgers the stuff of neighborhood legend? Do you love dreaming up inventive new recipes? Whether your signature creation is inspired by your favorite pizza flavors or by upscale bistro fare, we want to hear about it. Thanks to pork's versatility, even the most unconventional toppings make top-notch burgers MarketWire

Put the Zing Back in Grilling With Juicy Pork Recipes
(Family Features) For grilling grub that really sizzles, get your creative juices flowing with pork, the season's most versatile protein. Pork is a perfect canvas for the bold tastes your family craves and will reignite your grill with fun, flair and flavor. MarketWire

Healthy Summer Eating Made Easy With Daisy
(Family Features) Warm weather is synonymous with trips to the beach, baseball games and summer vacations. While enjoying these outings, you may find yourself tempted by hot dogs, ice cream and other summer indulgences. A busy schedule, combined with tempting summer treats, could throw off your healthy eating routine MarketWire

Stadium Red Announces German Tour Club Dates for Jeremy Carr
Grammy Award-Winning Music Company, Stadium Red announces German Summer Tour dates for Jeremy Carr. Jeremy will tour with German DJ trio, The Miami Rockers, beginning in Berlin on July 20th and end in Koln with two shows on July 30th. Jeremy will perform his latest work including "The Way We Are," "Celebrate Life" and preview "Live For Today." MarketWire

Vision Industries Receives a Letter of Intent From Total Transportation Services, Inc. to Purchase 100 Class-8 Trucks
Vision Industries Corp. (OTCBB: VIIC) announces that it has received a Letter of Intent from Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI) of Rancho Dominguez, California, to purchase one hundred zero emission Tyrano™ hydrogen fuel cell-electric class 8 heavy-duty trucks at a total purchase price of approximately $27,000,000 dollars MarketWire

Q1 Labs to Present at RSA Conference Europe in October
Q1 Labs, the global provider of total security intelligence solutions, today announced that Chris Poulin, CSO of Q1 Labs, will be presenting at the upcoming RSA Conference Europe 2011 outlining the growing threat against critical utility and energy infrastructure, including emerging smart grids. MarketWire

Lattice's New Mixed Signal Design Software Simplifies Platform Management Design
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced release 6.1 of its PAC-Designer® mixed signal design software, with updated support for Lattice's Platform Manager™, Power Manager II and ispClock™ devices. Users designing with Platform Manager devices will now have access to the Lattice Diamond® 1.3 software design environment, which was also announced today MarketWire

Leo Starts Business in Australia
Leo Motors, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LEOM) starts its business in Australia. Leo appointed Mr. Wayne Draper who is a management member. Mr. Draper spent 30 years designing motor vehicles for Ford, Mazda, Nissan, GM and Toyota as well as producing Race cars and custom cars for his own company. MarketWire

Chase Bank Returns Foreclosed Home Modifying Loan After Lender Law Suit Is Filed by CPAC Non Profit Law Clinic
Mr. Juarez was left no choice other than filing a Lender Law Suit alleging misrepresentation by the Loan Agent who promised something different than was given to Mr. Juarez upon signing the stack of loan documents recorded on Deed of Trust instrument No 04 2636580 on 10/14/2004 in L.A County. MarketWire

Contract Management Software by Recombo Reduced Operational Costs by 30k for Leading Property Management Company
Recombo Inc. the global leader in Contract Management Software, today released a customer case study with Telluride Alpine Lodging, the largest vacation rental company in Telluride MarketWire

Greenfield Farms Food, Inc. Announces New Portion Control Packaging for Food Service Application
Greenfield Farms Food, Inc. (OTCQB: GRAS) (OTCBB: GRAS) announced the availability of its new Portion Control packaging for food service application. The company will begin packaging premium steaks that have been cut to exact thickness and weights MarketWire

Portfolio Recovery Associates Appoints Senior Vice President, Core Operations
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAA), a specialized financial services company and market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, today announced the hiring of Tara Privette as senior vice president, Core Operations. MarketWire

Elcoteq's RCF lenders have accelerated the outstanding revolving credit facility - Elcoteq to apply for controlled management under the laws of Luxembourg
Elcoteq SEStock Exchange Release July 18, 2011 at 19.00 (EET) GlobeNewswire

Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT         18.7.2011  SHARE REPURCHASE 18.7.2011 In the Helsinki Stock Exchange   Trade date18.7.2011 Bourse tradeBUYShareSTQ1VAmount1.000sharesTotal cost1 GlobeNewswire

Interim Report Axfood AB - 1 January-30 June 2011
- Axfood's consolidated sales for the period April-June totalled SEK 8,889 m (8,583), an increase of 3.6%. GlobeNewswire

FAIRSTAR HEAVY TRANSPORT N.V. confirms FJORD now under way to Venezuela
Fairstar Heavy Transport N.V. (FAIR) confirmed its semi-submersible heavy transport vessel FJORD departed Singapore on July 16th loaded with 26 tug boats. GlobeNewswire

Orion invites analysts and media to Q2 news conference on Tuesday 2 August 2011

Wärtsilä to supply main engines for 25 new Russian tankers
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 18 July 2011 GlobeNewswire

Outotec to deliver gas cleaning and sulfuric acid plant technology to Uzbekistan
OUTOTEC OYJPRESS RELEASE, JULY 18, 2011 AT 12.30 PM GlobeNewswire

Correction: Ahold share buyback update
[Correction: mentions right total consideration of the shares bought so far in last sentence. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience.] GlobeNewswire

adidas and the Argentine Football Association announce the extension of their successful partnership until 2022
adidas AG /adidas and the Argentine Football Association announce the extension of their successful partnership until 2022 . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Amer Sports expanding distribution via own ecommerce
Amer Sports Corporation  RELEASEJuly 18, 2011 at 10:00 am GlobeNewswire

Ahlstrom updates outlook for 2011 operating profit
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 18.7.2011 at 09.45 GlobeNewswire

Publishing of Outotec's interim review January-June 2011
OUTOTEC OYJ  STOCK EXCHANGE NOTICE         JULY 18, 2011 AT 09.30 AM GlobeNewswire

CapMan and Gimv invest in Russian-based Expert Photo

Reminder: Presentation of the Q2-11 results will be held at Orkla's headquarter
Orkla will report second quarter 2011 results on Wednesday, 20 July 2011 at 7.00 a.m. CET. The quarterly report and the presentation materials will be available at this time at GlobeNewswire

Farstad Shipping ASA has reached an agreement with Petroserv S.A. in Brazil, on certain conditions, to buy Petroserv's 50% share in BOS Navegação S.A. Farstad Shipping will after the purchase have 100% ownership of BOS. The net purchase price for the 50% share is USD 56.5 million GlobeNewswire

Rezidor: Invitation to teleconference/webcast on Q2 2011 results
The Rezidor Hotel Group will release its Q2 2011 results at 8:30 CET on Friday, 22 July - followed by a teleconference/webcast in English at 15:30 CET. Kurt Ritter (President & CEO), Knut Kleiven (CFO) and Puneet Chhatwal (CDO) will present the report and answer questions. GlobeNewswire

Lindab's Report for the Second Quarter
 April - June 2011 GlobeNewswire

ADVA AG Optical Networking /NOANET SELECTS ADVA FSP 3000 TO EXTEND HIGH-SPEED SERVICES THROUGHOUT WASHINGTON. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Completes Acquisition of Manatron

Thinking The Unthinkable. A U.S. Treasury Default is Heading Our way - Jay Taylor Interviews Jeffrey Rogers Hummel and Lawrence Roulston
Vancouver, British Columbia, July 18, 2011 - Jay Taylor, publisher of the J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter, interviews Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Associate Prof. of Economics at San Jose State University, and Lawrence Roulston, publisher of Resource Opportunities. GlobeNewswire

ASMI Announces Availability and Timing of the 2011 Second Quarter and Six Months Results Conference Call and Web Cast
ALMERE, The Netherlands - July 18, 2011 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) and its 53%-owned subsidiary, ASM Pacific Technology, Ltd (Hong Kong Exchanges: 522) will simultaneously report operating results for the 2011 second quarter at approximately: GlobeNewswire

Delhaize Group: Disclosure of Major Shareholding
BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 18, 2011 - Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB - NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, has received a notification of the threshold of 3% being crossed downwards by AllianceBernstein L.P. which owns 2 GlobeNewswire

Reminder - Invitation to a telephone conference at Handelsbanken
Handelsbanken will present its results for January­ - June 2011 in Stockholm on July 20, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. CET at a meeting with the media and analysts. GlobeNewswire

Comment on this story