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Pranab Mukherjee promises sustained efforts to unearth black money
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday asserted that sustained efforts were being made to unearth Black Money. ANI

Nepal PM to focus on economic, bilateral ties during India visit
Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Wednesday made it clear that his visit to India would purely focus on economic and bilateral cooperation rather than on political issues. ANI

Carbon Friendly Solutions (CNSX:CFQ) Subject of StockPotentials Report by eResearch Corp - Video Summary of Report Posted on www.investmentpitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 19, 1011 - Toronto based eResearch has issued a StockPotentials report on Carbon Friendly Solutions (CNSX:CFQ). StockPotentials reports cover smaller companies that have little or no following on the Street, that eResearch believes would be primarily of interest to retail investors.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" based on this report ACN Newswire

Canaccord Genuity Updates Buy Recommendation for SilverCrest Mines (TSXV:SVL) (FSE:CW5) - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 19, 2011 - Investment firm Canaccord Genuity, has re-affirmed its speculative buy recommendation for SilverCrest Mines (TSXV:SVL) (FSE:CW5). Canaccord Genuity analyst, Nicholas Campbell, maintains his target price of $3.15.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" about SilverCrest Mines based on this report ACN Newswire

Double A's 'Paper from KHAN-NA' Program Wins Asian CSR Awards 2011 for Poverty Alleviation
Paper from KHAN-NA, a unique sustainable tree farming program of Thailand-based premium quality paper maker Double A (www.DoubleAPaper.com), emerged as the winner in the Poverty Alleviation category of the 9th Asian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards, Asia's premiere awards program in corporate social responsibility ACN Newswire

Hardware-wholesale.com: Apple's Profit is $6.62 Billion in Q3
According to the recent research of Hardware-wholesale.com, as consumers delay in purchasing Apple's mobile phones before the launch of the new iPhone, Apple's profit and revenue in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011 did not meet analysts' expectations. The closing price of Apple's stock in the New York Stock Exchange was $ 422.24 and it decreased 5 ACN Newswire

IR Magazine South East Asia Awards Shortlist: SingTel Leads CapitaLand in Running for Most Investor Relations Awards
SingTel heads the 32 companies short-listed for the upcoming IR Magazine South East Asia Awards, to be held at Singapore Exchange on December 6, 2011. The Singaporean telecommunications company features on seven award short-lists out of a total of 18, including the individual awards for best investor relations officer and best investor relations by a CFO ACN Newswire

Quamnet Speaks With Sino Gas - An Australian Gas Company Operating in China
Quamnet.com ("Quamnet"), a division of Quam Limited ("Quam"; HKSE:00952), has conducted an exclusive interview with Sino Gas & Energy Holdings Limited ("Sino Gas" or the "Company"; ASX:SEH), an Australian company developing unconventional gas assetswithin the Ordos Basin, Shanxi Province China ACN Newswire

UK Produces Most Impactful Research Despite Falling Research Investment, According to Thomson Reuters Study
Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, October 19, 2011 - Despite a relative decrease in private-sector research investment, the average ""impact"" of research originating in the United Kingdom has risen, surpassing that of the United States, according to a study released today by Thomson Reuters.  At the same time, while the U.K ACN Newswire

Quam Appoints Mr CHAN Tze Leung, Robert As Independent Non-executive Director
Quam Limited ("Quam" or the "Group", Stock Code: 00952.hk), a Hong Kong-based financial services group, today announced the appointment of Mr CHAN Tze Leung, Robert as an Independent Non-executive Director, members of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Group effective immediately ACN Newswire

Cintas Corporation : Melanie Barstad Joins Cintas' Board of Directors
Melanie Barstad Joins Cintas' Board of DirectorsCINCINNATI, October 18, 2011 - Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) announced today the appointment of Melanie W. Barstad to its board of directors.  Ms. Barstad was elected by the shareholders at the company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting, held this morning at Cintas' corporate headquarters in Cincinnati. Â Ms ACN Newswire

Pericom Semiconductor to Announce Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Results on November 1, 2011
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide supplier of high-speed integrated circuits and frequency control products, will announce its fiscal first quarter 2012 results after market close on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. MarketWire

Standard Chartered Bank Adopts Juniper Networks Infrastructure
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that it has become a strategic network provider to Standard Chartered Bank, an industry leader within emerging markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East MarketWire

Russell Global Stability Indexes: Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index Outperformed Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index YTD Through October 18
The Russell Asia Pacific Defensive Index outperformed the Russell Asia Pacific Dynamic Index year-to-date through October 18 reflecting returns of (-6.3%) and (-17.8%), respectively. MarketWire

D'Ieteren and Volkswagen Financial Services Have Reached an Agreement to Create a Joint Venture to Strengthen Their Offer of Financial Services in Belgium
D'Ieteren (BRUX: DIE) and Volkswagen Financial Services (a subsidiary of the Volkswagen group) have reached an agreement to create a joint venture, Volkswagen D'Ieteren Finance (VDFin), intended to provide a full range of financial services related to the sale of the Volkswagen group vehicles on the Belgian market MarketWire

Ray Gallagher Joins Alliant Insurance Services as Senior VP in Los Angeles Benefits Practice
Alliant Insurance Services (www.alliantinsurance.com), the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that employee benefits professional Ray Gallagher has joined the company as Senior Vice President in the firm's Los Angeles office. MarketWire

ePals Engages Investor Relations Firm; Grants Stock Options and Restricted Share Units
ePals Corporation (TSX-V: SLN) (the "Corporation"), an education technology company and leading safe social learning network, announces it has engaged Toronto-based e.vestor Communications Inc. ("e.vestor") to manage its investor relations program and Canadian continuous disclosure requirements in support of its recent public listing in Canada. e MarketWire

Completion of Acquisition of Golar Freeze
Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ: GMLP)("the Partnership") announced today,further to the announcement on October 6, 2011, that it has completed itsacquisition of the companies that own the floating storage andregasificationunit Golar Freeze from Golar LNG Limited. MarketWire

Completion of Sale of Golar Freeze to Golar LNG Partners L.P.
Golar LNG Limited ("Golar" or the"Company") announced today that, further tothe announcement on October 6, 2011, that it has completed the sale of thecompanies that own the floating storage and regasification unit GolarFreeze toGolar LNG Partners L.P. MarketWire

Mattson Technology, Inc. Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced its participation at two investor conferences in October and November. At each conference, management will provide an overview of the Company and will discuss its competitive position and future prospects. MarketWire

ADVA AG Optical Networking: Ad hoc: ADVA Optical Networking Reports Q3 2011 Financial Results Above Guidance
ADVA AG Optical Networking / /Ad hoc: ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING REPORTS Q3 2011 FINANCIAL RESULTS ABOVEGUIDANCE. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.Q3 2011 revenues at EUR 79.3 millionQ3 2011 IFRS pro forma operating income ofEUR 5.5 million (6 MarketWire

Topsy Labs Releases Whitepapers on Share of Voice and Predictive Exposure Analysis
Core News Facts: Topsy Labs, the realtime search and analytics platform that processes social sources on a global scale, today announced the release of two whitepapers that highlight the power of how metrics collected from social media data can be used to anticipate events MarketWire

Oak Valley Bancorp Reports 3rd Quarter Results
Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported consolidated financial results. For the three months ended September 30, 2011, consolidated net income was $1,749,000, while consolidated net income available to common shareholders was $1,177,000, or $0.15 per diluted common share MarketWire

Mattersight Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) today announced that it intends to release its third quarter 2011 financial results after the market close on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Mattersight management also plans to host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. MarketWire

Walter Energy's Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
Walter Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WLT) (TSX: WLT) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per common share payable on Dec. 2, 2011, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 4, 2011. MarketWire

Churchill Club Presents an Evening With Steven VanRoekel, Chief Information Officer of the United States
WhatThe Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, today announced it will host an evening event on October 25, 2011 in conjunction with TechAmerica, TechNet, and PARC titled An Evening with Steven VanRoekel MarketWire

inTEST Corporation Announces Availability of 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast, and Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences
inTEST Corporation (NASDAQ: INTT), an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) interface solutions and temperature management products, today announced that the Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time MarketWire

Simpli Transport Provides Hosted, Simplified Demand Response Scheduling Solution for Low Monthly Fee and No Long Term Contract
Simpli Transport announced today the launch of its Web based demand response transport solution available to demand response operators that are interested in utilizing scheduling software for a low monthly fee with no long-term contract. Simpli Transport provides easy-to-use tools that can assist small transit agencies to run efficient and cost effective operations. MarketWire

Reform Rabbis Rejoice at Return of Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit
The Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the world's largest group of Jewish clergy, issued a statement expressing joy for Sgt. Gilad Shalit's return to Israel after "five years of cruel captivity and isolation by Hamas MarketWire

WesternU, Chaminade University Sign New Linkage Agreement
Students from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, who want to become physical therapists or podiatric physicians now have a pipeline to making their dreams come true: Chaminade and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. signed a linkage agreement on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. MarketWire

Solar Village Homes Proudly Introduces IKEA(R) Products to Their Custom Built Solar Homes
Solar Village Homes, a Boulder-based designer of green sustainable factory built homes, today announced they will begin incorporating IKEA products into their solar homes. Solar Village specializes in healthy, ultra-efficient, turnkey residences ranging from $200,000 to $500,000, built to order in just three weeks. MarketWire

Excellon Resources Expresses Disappointment With CSR Counsellor's Closing Report Issued Today and Claims Social Responsibility Process Is Flawed
Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) ("Excellon" or "the Company") announced today that it strongly believes that the Corporate Social Responsibility Request for Review Process initiated at its Platosa Mine Site in Durango State, Mexico is flawed due to erroneous information and therefore cannot add any value to Excellon nor any other Canadian company which may be drawn into this process. MarketWire

McDonald's Joins Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil; Commits to Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil
McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced its membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This membership represents significant progress in the company's commitment to source palm oil only from RSPO member companies by the end of this year, and to use only RSPO-certified palm oil in restaurants and pre-cooked chicken and potato products by 2015. MarketWire

Acura Pharmaceuticals Provides an Update on Impede(TM) Technology
Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR), a specialty pharmaceutical company innovating abuse deterrent drugs, today announced results of an evaluation of NEXAFED™, a pseudoephedrine tablet formulation utilizing Acura's IMPEDE Technology MarketWire

Proteonomix, Inc. (PROT) to Move Forward With Offshore Stem Cell Testing
PROTEONOMIX, INC. (OTCBB: PROT), a biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics based upon the use of human cells and their derivatives, announced today that it intends to move forward with the testing of its StromaCel technology through its PRTMI subsidiary or its affiliates MarketWire

Schawk, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Brandimage - Desgrippes & Laga
Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers, announced today that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Lipson Associates, Inc. and Laga, Inc MarketWire

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. to Release Third-Quarter Results for 2011 and Schedules Conference Call
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) announced today that it plans to release its third quarter 2011 earnings results on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, following market close. Sun's senior management invites investors to listen to a conference call to discuss the company's third-quarter results on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern. MarketWire

American Idol's James Durbin Attracts an Army of Rock Royalty for Debut Album, Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster
American Idol finalist James Durbin is gearing up for the release of his Wind-Up album Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster on November 21st, and is giving fans a taste of what's to come as he reveals the track list and first two singles from the highly anticipated debut. The anthemic lead single "Stand Up" will go to rock radio and the power-charged "Love Me Bad" will go to Top 40. MarketWire

New Hospital Quality Report Ranks Saints Mary and Elizabeth Among Best in Nation for General Surgery, GI Care
In a newly released hospital quality report, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC) was named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for general surgery and gastrointestinal (GI) care. MarketWire

Learning Express Reveals Its 2011 Top Toy List
The holiday shopping season will soon be here, and that means it's time for the annual Learning Express Top Toy List. In keeping with tradition, this year's list offers shoppers an eclectic selection of toys and games from award-winning manufacturers chosen for both their educational and play value MarketWire

Security Benefit Corporation Names Senior Executives Wolff, Mullery to Lead Development, Distribution Functions
Security Benefit Corp., a Guggenheim Partners Company, today announced the promotion of two experienced executives to drive its product development and distribution functions. Doug Wolff will serve as President, Security Benefit Life and Jim Mullery will serve as President, Security Benefit Distributors, both units of the Security Benefit holding company. MarketWire

ANA and NCSBN Unite to Provide Guidelines on Social Media and Networking for Nurses
The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) have mutually endorsed each organization's guidelines for upholding professional boundaries in a social networking environment. MarketWire

Mercantile Bancorp Announces Agreement for Sale of Two Missouri Branches of Mercantile Bank
Mercantile Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MBR) (the "Company") today announced that its subsidiary, Mercantile Bank, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell two Mercantile Bank branches located in Savannah and St MarketWire

Beach Business Bank Announces Second Partial Repayment of TARP Investment
Beach Business Bank (OTCBB: BBBC) (the "Bank"), has announced that on October 19, 2011, it entered into a second letter agreement with the United States Department of the Treasury to which the Bank repurchased 1,500 of the remaining 4,500 shares of the Fixed Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A (the "Series A Preferred Stock") issued to the US Treasury MarketWire

Theravance Announces Presentation of GSK Phase 2 Data for LAMA (GSK573719) at CHEST 2011
Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced that data from a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Phase 2b study of GSK573719, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), will be presented at CHEST 2011. The annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), takes place on October 22-26, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii MarketWire

Quicksilver Resources Announces Plan to Create Master Limited Partnership With Barnett Assets
Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE: KWK) announced today its intention to create a master limited partnership (MLP) with a portion of its Barnett Shale assets. MarketWire

New Canter Course Helps School Leaders Make Best Use of Data-Driven Decision Making
School leaders face countless administrative and educational decisions every day. Identifying and evaluating the reports and data that drive school improvement can often seem overwhelming MarketWire

Liftopia Raises $1.3 Million to Expand Lift Ticket and Mountain Activity E-Commerce Platform
Liftopia, Inc., the largest online retailer of lift tickets and mountain resort activities, today announced it has raised $1.3 million in a round led by First Round Capital. New investors Dave Morin and Chris Sacca also participated, along with existing investors and travel technology veterans Erik Blachford and Sam Shank. This brings Liftopia's total capital raised to nearly $3 million. MarketWire

FACT Announces Pending Launch of New Line of Ready-to-Eat Products
FACT Corporation (OTCQB: FCTOA) (PINKSHEETS: FCTOA) ("FACT", "Company"), a company focused on supporting healthier lifestyles with a multifaceted line of bakery and nutraceutical products, announces the pending launch of a new series of ready-to-eat products designed to make healthier choices even more accessible to the consumer. MarketWire

Kodiak Artificial Turf and Rubber Flooring Installed at Hunter Army Airfield
Kodiak Sports, a premier rubber flooring and artificial turf manufacturer, has been selected to build Hunter Army Airfield's new speed and agility workout center. Kodiak Sports is the nationwide leader in artificial turf and rubber flooring for the United States military. The new facility features 9,000 sq. ft. of Kodiak commercial grade rolled rubber flooring and 2000 sq. ft MarketWire

TMM, Inc. Shareholder Meeting
TMM, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: TMMI) ("TMMI" or "the Company") held a shareholders' meeting on October 17, 2011. MarketWire

Central Bancorp, Inc. Repurchases Warrant Issued Under the U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program
Central Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEBK) (the "Company") today announced that it has repurchased the warrant it issued to the U.S. Department of Treasury on December 5, 2008 in connection with the Company's participation in the TARP Capital Purchase Program. The 10-year warrant had entitled the Treasury to purchase up to 234,742 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price of $6 MarketWire

HealthEast Care System Announces New CEO
The HealthEast Board of Directors has selected Kathryn Correia as the new President & CEO of HealthEast Care System. Kathryn will succeed Tim Hanson, who after 39 years with HealthEast, will be retiring in January 2012. MarketWire

AspenBio Reports Interim Data From AppyScore Pilot Study and Outlook for Regulatory Pathway
AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPY), an emerging invitro diagnostic company, reported on its progress with AppyScore™, a test designed to aid in managing the large numbers of patients who enter emergency rooms every year complaining of abdominal pain suspicious for appendicitis. AppyScore would aid in helping to rule out appendicitis in those patients who are at low to moderate risk. MarketWire

Monarch Casino Reports 2011 Third Quarter Results
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI) (the "Company"), owner of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (the "Atlantis") in Reno, Nevada, today announced results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Brown & Brown, Inc. Authorizes Stock Repurchases
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million worth of shares of the Company's common stock during the next twelve months MarketWire

3Degrees Is First Company to Achieve Climate Registered Silver Status
3Degrees announced today that it is the first company in North America to have been recognized by The Climate Registry with its Climate Registered™ Silver designation. MarketWire

MomentumHunter.com Alerts: Bank of America, Citi Group, Wells Fargo, Ford, General Electric, JP Morgan, EMC, Morgan Stanley, Alcoa and El Paso
MomentumHunter.com is a premier source for microcap research - providing a wide range of due diligence and investment insight on stocks all over the market. MomentumHunter.com Investment Report primary focus is to alert our valued subscribers to small cap and microcap companies poised for explosive movement in the market MarketWire

Available at Lowe's, New Boardwalk(TM) Bath Collection From Moen Features Unique Art Deco Styling With a Modern Twist
In the art world, Art Deco represents elegance, glamour, functionality and modernity -- and the new Boardwalk™ bath collection from Moen -- exudes these same characteristics. Featuring a blend of vintage design and classic lines, the new suite offers homeowners a high-end selection of faucets and showering products to create a stunning look in the bath. MarketWire

Chief Customer Officer Council Names "CCO of the Year"
The Chief Customer Officer (CCO) Council, the only member-led peer-advisory network, offering unparalleled insight and assistance into the critical issues facing CCOs, announced today that Jasmine Green, Vice President and Chief Customer Advocate for Nationwide Insurance, has become the third "CCO of the Year" as named annually by the Council MarketWire

Market Leader Schedules Release of Q3 Results and Conference Presentation
Market Leader, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEDR) today announced it will host a conference call and live Webcast to discuss third quarter results on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. To listen to the live conference call, please dial (719) 325-4766. A live Webcast of the call will be available from the Investor Relations section of the company's Web site at www.investor.marketleader.com MarketWire

Procera Networks to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results on November 7, 2011
Procera Networks, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PKT), the intelligent policy enforcement company, today announced that it will report financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011 on Monday, November 7, 2011 following the close of the market. The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time that afternoon to discuss the results. MarketWire

Excel Maritime Announces the Results of Its Annual General Shareholders Meeting
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today the results of the annual general meeting of its shareholders (the "AGM") MarketWire

Star Bulk Announces Date for the Release of Third Quarter and First Nine Months 2011 Results, Conference Call and Webcast
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), today announced it will release its results for the third quarter and nine months 2011 before the market opens in New York on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Star Bulk's management team will host a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results on the same day, Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 11:00 a.m MarketWire

Hansen Medical Announces Initiation of Clinical Trial Evaluating Sensei(R) X Robotic System for Ventricular Tachycardia
Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in flexible robotics and the developer of robotic technology for accurate 3D control of catheter movement, today announced the initiation of a clinical trial designed to evaluate its flexible catheter Sensei® X Robotic System in patients with ventricular tachycardia (VT). MarketWire

Market Pathways: Occupying Wall Street, Preoccupied With Revenue
Over the past few weeks, the Occupy Wall Street movement has refocused the glare of media attention on the abysmal job market and the events that led us to this point. As a result, the economy continues to occupy our collective minds and will most assuredly be a prominent topic as this critical election year kicks into high gear. MarketWire

Esterline Selects Geof Eeles to Lead Its Advanced Sensors Operations
Esterline Corporation (www.esterline.com) (NYSE: ESL), a leading specialty manufacturer serving the aerospace and defense markets, today announced that it has selected Geof Eeles to serve as President of the company's Advanced Sensors business platform, consisting of five global manufacturing operations in Europe and North America, as well as an aftermarket service organization in Asia. MarketWire

JDSU Schedules Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Financial Results Announcement and Webcast
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that it will report financial results for its fiscal 2012 first quarter ended October 1, 2011, on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, after the close of the market. MarketWire

Edwards Lifesciences Reports Strong Third Quarter Sales
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 of $51.6 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, compared to net income of $48.0 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, for the same period in 2010 MarketWire

University of Oregon Opens Fall Semester With Ink-O-Dem(R) Printer Ink Refills
Ink-O-Dem, the fastest-growing leader in integrated inkjet cartridge refilling and testing technology for university and retail environments, today announced it has installed its Cartridge Refilling System at "The Duck Store" at the University of Oregon to meet an evolving demand for affordable, green, integrated printer cartridge refilling services MarketWire

Avaya Acquires Aurix
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Get Ready to Put the Social Back in Social Networking: The bUZZ Ladies Launches in San Diego This October
Who couldn't use a girls-night out? The bUZZ Ladies™ (www.thebuzzladies.com) launching in San Diego this month is a new kind of social club-meets-networking group that offers women of all ages, backgrounds and professions the opportunity to get together for a night of dining and reviewing great local restaurants. MarketWire

SkinStore.com Announces the Addition of NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Device
SkinStore.com, the nation's leading e-commerce specialty retailer providing scientifically sound solutions for healing and maintaining healthy skin, has added the microdermabrasion device NuBrilliance to its assortment of premium products. MarketWire

China's Second Tier Cities May Provide Medical Market Opportunities, Kalorama Reports
Companies marketing pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic products may find the best growth opportunities in China's second tier cities, according to a recently released Kalorama Information report: "China Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on IVD, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Markets." MarketWire

Bauer Group Ends Financial Year 2010/11 With Best Results Ever
The Voitsberg-based Bauer Group ended the financial year 2010/2011 (balance sheet day on September 30) with the highest sales figures in the company's history: this represented an organic growth, i.e. without company acquisitions, by 9.4% from 145 million Euro in 2009/2010 to 160 million Euro. The number of employees rose to approximately 600, and the export share stands at 95% MarketWire

spalook.com Announces the Addition of Clarisonic Black Opal With ARCONA Eye Dew
spalook.com, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the Clarisonic Black Opal with ARCONA Eye Dew sonic infusion device to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

Study: Civic Committee Pension Plan Could Cost Taxpayers $34 Billion More
The "pension reform" bill developed by a group of wealthy Chicago business people and endorsed by the Chicago Tribune could have cost Illinois taxpayers more than $34 billion additional dollars while destroying the pension system in which hundreds of thousands of teachers have invested their life savings. (See the accompanying charts). MarketWire

Statement by the Owners and Managers of the RENA
Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE), Owners and Managers of the containership RENA wish to thank the authorities, the salvors and the experts on site, who have been working tirelessly in order to salvage the vessel, its cargo and fuel oil and reduce the environmental consequences of the regrettable grounding. MarketWire

South East Michigan Health Information Exchange (SEMHIE) Achieves Key Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange Milestone Under Contract for Electronic Medical Records for U.S. Social Security Administration
The South East Michigan Health Information Exchange (SEMHIE) announced today that it has been validated for conformance and interoperability testing by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) and is now live on the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange (NwHIN). SEMHIE joins a 20-member group of federal agencies and non-federal partners authorized to operate on NwHIN(1). MarketWire

Laser Eye Center Offers Free Children's Vision Screenings at Univision Event
Laser Eye Center, a Southern California-based network of LASIK centers that treat various eye conditions, announced that it will give complimentary vision screenings for children at the Univision Los Angeles's Third Annual La Feria Es El Momento: Edúcalos. The event will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., at California State University, Dominguez Hills. MarketWire

New Rochelle's Jefferson Elementary School to Implement "Learning On-The-Go"
As part of an FCC initiative announced in July, the City School District of New Rochelle (CSDNR) has received funding to implement a "Learning On-The-Go" wireless pilot project to support and advance digital learning. MarketWire

Citadel EFT, Inc. (CDFT) to Present at the FSX Investor Conference in Coconut Grove, Florida on October 27, 2011
Citadel EFT, Inc. (OTCQB: CDFT) (PINKSHEETS: CDFT), announces that Mr. Gary DeRoss, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the FSX (Financial Services Exchange, Inc) Investors Conference being held at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove, Florida from October 27-29, 2011. Mr. DeRoss' presentation will be replayed on the Company's website; http://www.citadelinvestorrelations MarketWire

Home Energy Management Systems Market Expected to Reach $85 Billion by 2015
With a compound annual growth rate of nearly 13% since 2006, the global market for Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) products will reach $85 billion by 2015, according to a new report by market research publisher SBI Energy. The landscape for HEMS product development will continue to flourish through 2020. MarketWire

Elaine VonCannon Joins Coldwell Banker Traditions Selling Real Estate in Williamsburg VA
Elaine VonCannon, an award winning RE/Max Hall of Fame real estate agent for many years, joined Coldwell Banker Traditions. John Wilson, Principle Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker Traditions remarked, "We are proud and honored to have Elaine VonCannon as part of our team here at Coldwell Banker Traditions MarketWire

MOSAID Advises Shareholders To Take No Action On Increased Wi-LAN Offer
MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX: MSD) today advised shareholders not to take any action until further notice with regard to an announcement by Wi-LAN Inc. that it has increased its unsolicited offer to acquire MOSAID. MarketWire

It's Pure Talent, Not Magic -- 11-Year-Old Oliver Richman Stars as 'Young Frank Sinatra' in 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show,' Which Swings Into the Los Angeles Area October 25-30
Over the past year, 11-year-old YouTube phenom Oliver Richman (www.oliverrichman.com) sang with Stevie Wonder at a House Full of Toys Benefit Concert and released a new recording and video of "Abracadabra," a high powered, explosive remake of the Steve Miller Band's iconic 1982 hit. MarketWire

West Virginia University Implements Digital Ticketing and Renews Partnership With Paciolan
Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions in college athletics, announced today that West Virginia University ("WVU") has renewed its partnership with the company. With the agreement, WVU will be implementing Paciolan's Access Management and digital ticketing solutions for basketball in 2011-12 and football in 2012 MarketWire

Media Alert: Prosper CEO Chris Larsen Calls for Protestors, Banks and Regulators to Harness Momentum of Occupy Wall Street and Deliver Real Change
WHATThe Occupy Wall Street demonstrations spreading across the country are a tremendous opportunity to focus energy on changing what's wrong with our financial system. However, effecting this change requires real action from protestors, consumers, banks and regulators MarketWire

Helios Education Foundation Invests $3 Million Into Growth and Sustainability of Expect More Arizona
Fueling the growth and sustainability of Expect More Arizona, Helios Education Foundation has committed $3 million over the next four years to the statewide movement dedicated to making Arizona education the best in the nation MarketWire

PTGI to Hold Third Quarter 2011 Conference Call on November 15, 2011
Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE: PTGI) ("PTGi" or the "Company"), a global facilities-based integrated provider of advanced telecommunications products and services, will release its third quarter 2011 financial results after the market's close on Monday, November 14, 2011 and hold a conference call on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 8:30 AM ET. MarketWire

SolidQ Launches Business Intelligence Center of Excellence, Hires One of Microsoft's Own BI Experts as Director
Under Carl Rabeler's direction, SolidQ's Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (BI CoE) will assist customers and partners around the world by providing architectural support, security review, mentoring, content delivery, as well as content development MarketWire

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces Eighteenth Consecutive Increase in Its Quarterly Cash Dividend
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) today announced that the Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting on October 19, 2011, voted to increase the quarterly cash dividend rate to $0.085 per share, a 6.25% increase from the current rate of $0.08 per share, with the first payment at the new dividend rate to be made on November 16, 2011, to shareholders of record on November 2, 2011 MarketWire

David Osias and David Zaro of Allen Matkins Receive Turnaround Management Association's Highest Honor
In recognition of their contributions to successfully restructuring Sunwest Management, Inc., one of the largest elderly housing operators in the U.S., David Osias and David Zaro, partners of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, will receive the Turnaround of the Year Award - Large Company during the 2011 Turnaround Management Association Annual Convention on October 26, 2011. MarketWire

MarketLive(R) Performance Index(TM) Vol.16 Reveals a Solid Increase in 3rd Quarter Revenue and Promises a Strong 2011 Holiday Season
MarketLive, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class eCommerce technology and services, today released the MarketLive Performance Index Volume 16, Q3 2011 Update: Anticipating the Holiday Rush. The quarterly report examines Q3 performance data from more than 100 retail sites. MarketWire

Actiance to Speak at BDI Insurance Social Communications Leadership Forum
Actiance, enablers of the safe and compliant use of unified communications, collaboration and Web 2.0, announced the company's social media and compliance specialist, Joanna Belbey, will participate in a panel discussion on social media compliance MarketWire

Allied Healthcare International Inc. Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Saga Group Limited
Allied Healthcare International Inc. (NASDAQ: AHCI), a leading homecare provider of health and social care in the United Kingdom and Ireland, announced today that its shareholders had voted to adopt the merger agreement with Saga Group Limited at a special meeting of shareholders held today. MarketWire

Museum and Mobile Online Conference Adds Hands-On Workshops
The Museums and Mobile III Online Conference (MMIII) -- a global online professional networking and learning event for museum professionals -- brought to you by LearningTimes and Pocket Proof -- will take place, entirely over the Internet on October 24 to 26, 2011 MarketWire

ACN Inc. Introduces New Direct Storefront for ACN Montana
The Independent Business Owners (IBO) at ACN Inc., which recently launched into the big sky with ACN Montana, an absolutely great business opportunity, has given Montana residents a new, more effective way of reaching their customer base MarketWire

Say Hello to the Zacuto Zwiss Cage
Introducing Zacuto's newest multifunctional cage-based DSLR camera rig, the Zwiss Cage. This particular DSLR camera rig is similar to the Zacuto Z-Cage, with the exception of the Zacuto Zwiss Cage Plate mounted to the top of the rig and the Top Handle. MarketWire

Barona Resort & Casino Gets Into the Spirit of Halloween at Monster Bash Power Party
Barona Resort & Casino is getting into the Halloween spirit and hosting a Monster Bash Power Party. On Friday, Oct. 28 from noon to 3 a.m., Club Barona members will have the opportunity to win a share of over $55,000 in cash prizes. MarketWire

Actor William Shatner On Board for 15th Bombardier Safety Standdown
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that actor William Shatner will join the team in celebrating Safety Standdown's 15th anniversary. The 2011 U.S. edition will take place from October 24-27, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Wichita, Kansas. MarketWire

Addex to Present in NYC at the Newsmakers in the Biotech Industry conference hosted by BioCentury and Thomson Reuters
Addex Pharmaceuticals /Addex to Present in NYC at the Newsmakers in the Biotech Industryconferencehosted by BioCentury and Thomson Reuters. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems Ranked One of North America's Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM)
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced it ranked 377 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America MarketWire

Arizona SciTech Festival Receives $50,000 Grant From Helios Education Foundation to Showcase State's Strength and Potential in STEM Fields
The Arizona Technology Council Foundation in partnership with Arizona State University and Arizona Science Center today announced that Helios Education Foundation has committed $50,000 to the First Annual Arizona SciTech Festival MarketWire

CMS Recognizes The Joint Commission's Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has again granted The Joint Commission deeming authority for the accreditation of critical access hospitals. MarketWire

VuQo Premium Vodka Endorser Nonito Donaire Jr. Fights This Weekend in Madison Square Garden, New York
VuQo Premium Vodka (PINKSHEETS: VUQO) is eager to see the return of its official endorser, the #4 Pound-for-Pound boxer, Nonito Donaire Jr. The Filipino Flash, as fans know him, is heading to New York City's Madison Square Garden to defend his bantamweight title against WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez on Saturday, October 22 MarketWire

AmeraMex International Ships Orders Totaling $1.2 Million
AmeraMex International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment to logistics companies (stevedoring), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, announced that it has received $1.2 million in orders for a variety of heavy equipment. The refurbished equipment is in inventory and will ship this quarter to locations in the U.S. and Guatemala. MarketWire

Saia's Safety Record Recognized by ATA
Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) today announced it has been honored with two awards for its excellent 2010 safety record at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Safety Management Council's recent Safety and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition held in Albuquerque, N.M. MarketWire

Sesame Communications Ranked 346th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500
Sesame Communications (www.sesamecommunications.com), the leading provider of cloud-based patient connection systems, today announced it was recognized as number 346 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America MarketWire

Williams Kherkher Investigating Link Between Depakote Use and Birth Defects
Williams Kherkher, a nationwide mass tort firm, is investigating claims made by individuals who took the prescription drug Depakote. This pharmaceutical was commonly prescribed to treat mental health conditions, but recently has been linked to a number of severe and potentially fatal birth defects. MarketWire

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery(R): The Energizer Bunny(R) Brigade Encourages Parents to Take Steps to Improve Fire Safety at Home
Whether it's providing a band-aid for a scraped knee or equipping their cars with safety seats, parents are the first line of defense for their children at home MarketWire

MEDL Mobile Teams With Know Projects and Element Skateboards to Create Genre-Defining Skateboarding "How-To" App
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MEDL) -- a leader in mobile apps development -- as well as Element Skateboards and Know Projects announced today that they have developed an instructional skateboarding app featuring professional skaters as instructors, exclusive video demonstrations and detailed step-by-step tutorials MarketWire

Barg Coffin Strengthens Internal Investigations and Criminal Defense Group With Addition From District Attorney's Office
Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp, LLP is pleased to announce that criminal and civil trial lawyer Marc D. Katz has joined the firm as a partner. MarketWire

Fire Island Wind Project in Anchorage Receives Regulatory Approval
Summit Power Group and its client and project owner, Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI), announced that the Regulatory Commission of Alaska has approved a power purchase agreement under which Alaska's largest electric utility, Chugach Electric Association (Chugach), will buy the power produced by the Fire Island wind project MarketWire

ContextWeb, Now PulsePoint, Again Ranks Among the Fastest Growing Companies in North America in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 500(TM)
ContextWeb, now PulsePoint as a result of the digital media technology company's September merger with Datran Media, today announced that it has been ranked number 275 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte's ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America MarketWire

Yearout & Traylor Announce the Expansion of Personal Injury Services
The Birmingham personal injury attorneys of Yearout & Traylor, P.C. are pleased to announce the expansion of their personal injury representation services to Birmingham and the surrounding cities. Individuals in Mobile, Montgomery, and Columbiana are encouraged to contact an experienced attorney if they have been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. MarketWire

Kiva Celebrates Six Years of Online Microlending, Honors Its One Million-Strong Community
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Franklin Street Properties Corp. to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Results
Franklin Street Properties Corp. (the "Company" or "FSP") (NYSE Amex: FSP), an investment firm specializing in real estate, today announced that it expects to release its results for the third quarter of 2011 after the market closes on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 MarketWire

Middlesex Water Company Wins National Management Innovation Award
Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX) has been named a 2011 Management Innovation Award Winner by the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC). The NAWC Management Innovation Awards have been recognizing groundbreaking ideas at the forefront of the water industry for over 35 years MarketWire

Coral CEA Partners With Mohawk College So Ontario's Software Companies Can Take a Lead Role in $72 Million eHealth Initiative
IT Healthcare Canada Conference & Exhibition - Today Coral CEA and Mohawk College's Applied Research Centre have announced a collaboration to create a software ecosystem so Ontario software companies can rapidly develop new healthcare applications that deliver on the promise of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) MarketWire

Tonight -- Exploring the Interplay Between Fashion and Interior Design at the Marketplace Design Center Featuring Five Top Design Professionals
Fashion Group Philadelphia will host five Design Professionals during DesignPhiladelphia at the Marketplace Design Center, tonight. The discussion "Exploring the Interplay Between Fashion and Interior Design" will include lively commentary from professionals spanning the interiors and fashion design spectrum. MarketWire

New Local Application Has a Successful First Weekend
This past weekend marked the launch of the iPumpkin iPhone, iPad and Android application for the 41st annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival. Consumers, vendors and emergency services providers were impressed with the convenience and usability of the app MarketWire

Jazz Legend Barbara Morrison Presents "Glamour Girls," a New Play by Former Bond Girl and Playboy Bunny Gloria Hendry
Jazz singing legend turned play producer Barbara Morrison presents Glamour Girls, a new play by former Bond girl and Playboy Bunny Gloria Hendry. Directed by Hendry and written by Hendry and Michael Cormier, Glamour Girls plays at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles every Friday and Saturday, 8:00pm from October 28-November 19, 2011 MarketWire

Computer Explorers Expands to Vast New Market in China
Computer Explorers, a Houston-based child technology education franchisor, is expanding to the world's most populous country with a project that meets Chinese demand for U.S.-style creative and innovative education. MarketWire

Dataium ASI(TM) Research Shows Strong Gains for the Auto Industry
The Dataium ASI index, a leading predictive indicator of automotive sales, showed the largest month over month gain in the past four months, indicating that 2011 vehicle sales are on track to post around a 10% increase in sales volume over last year MarketWire

Parsons Corporation to Acquire Sparta, Inc. From Cobham plc
Parsons Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Cobham plc (LSE: COB) pursuant to which Parsons, a leading provider of mission-critical technical services to the U.S. government, will acquire Sparta, Inc. (dba Cobham Analytics Solutions) and its subsidiaries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cobham plc, for $350 million. The transaction is subject to U.S MarketWire

New Social Games Company Crowdpark Secures US$8M in Funding From Target Partners & Earlybird
Crowdpark, the leading developer focused on social betting games, today announced it has secured approximately $6M USD (EUR 4M) in new equity funding from top European investors Target Partners and existing investor Earlybird Venture Capital. This brings the total amount of funding raised in all rounds to approximately $8M USD MarketWire

Vertical Solutions, Inc. Partners With Pervasive Software to Simplify CRM-to-ERP Integration
Vertical Solutions, Inc. (VSI) announces that its service management and CRM/contact center solutions now integrate directly with the Pervasive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: PVSW) data integration platform, Pervasive Data Integrator™ MarketWire

Battelle CONNECTS With San Diego Technology and Venture Community Oct. 20
What sort of organization can claim responsibility for building better robots, helping treat heart disease and cleaning up naval bases? MarketWire

DH Capital Advises NeoSpire on Sale to Hosting.com
DH Capital, LLC ("DH Capital"), an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure and communications sectors, is pleased to announce it served as exclusive financial advisor to NeoSpire, Inc. ("NeoSpire"), a mission critical managed hosting company, on its sale to Hosting.com. MarketWire

Tom Smith From TopLine Federal Credit Union Meets With Minnesota's Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C.
Tom Smith from TopLine Federal Credit Union traveled to Washington, D.C., September 20-22 to meet with elected officials and take part in the Minnesota Credit Union Network's Hike the Hill event MarketWire

National PTA Announces Healthy Lifestyles Grant Recipients
Today, National PTA® announced the 10 PTAs that will receive a Healthy Lifestyles Grant to promote good nutrition and physical activity in honor of PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month, November. MarketWire

Bill Ready, Executive in Residence at Accel Partners and Former President of iPay Technologies, Joins Braintree as CEO
Braintree, an online payments provider that powers commerce for many of the fastest-growing and most discerning online businesses in the world, announced that payments industry leader Bill Ready has joined the company as CEO. MarketWire

The Bastrop Wildfire Claims Attorneys of Williams Kherkher and the Leon Law Firm Launch Site to Help Wildfire Victims
The wildfire insurance claims attorneys of Williams Kherkher and The Leon Law Firm are proud to announce the launch of their new website www.bastropcountyfires.com. When insurance providers refuse to pay for repairs according to their agreement with the policyholder, homeowners or business owners may be able to take legal action against the insurance company MarketWire

Novelos Therapeutics Announces Judgment in Its Favor and Dismissal of State Law Counterclaims
Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: NVLT), a pharmaceutical company developing novel drugs for treatment and diagnosis of cancer, today announced that on October 17, 2011, Judge Judith Fabricant granted Novelos' motion for judgment on the pleadings in the action brought in the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court for Suffolk County entitled Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. v MarketWire

HWI Global Releases Status of Current Funding Agreement
HWI Global®, Inc. (OTCBB: HWIC) announced today that it has not received the funding that was contractually agreed to with United Securities of Switzerland AG and their US-based representative, Zenith Estates, Inc. in respect to the remaining balance of the first tranche of funding due the Company. MarketWire

PunchTab Launches Mobile App for iPhone, Drives Social Sharing and In-Store Traffic for Local Businesses
PunchTab, Inc., the world's first instant loyalty and rewards platform allowing bloggers, brands, and businesses to create free social and mobile-enabled loyalty programs, today announced the debut of PunchBowl, a free mobile application that provides local merchants with a way to create viral giveaways, drive in-store traffic and increase social engagement. MarketWire

Funambol Webinar, "The Business Case for the Personal Cloud," Helps Mobile Companies Formulate Their Digital Locker Strategy
Funambol, the leading provider of white-label personal cloud solutions for mobile phones and devices, is conducting a free webinar on November 2nd that covers the three R's -- revenue, retention and reach -- that mobile companies seek in personal cloud strategies. MarketWire

mPhase Patents Valued at $40 Million
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) reported today that an independent patent valuation of its technology estimates a minimum valuation of $40 million for its portfolio of patents and intellectual property. The technical study of the Company's intellectual property commenced in June of 2011 and was performed by FIRST PRINCIPALS, INC MarketWire

Readex Research Survey Finds Professionals Not Replacing Print With Digital
When professionals were asked which media they use regularly in their work, 77% reported regular use of search engines. Print editions of magazines and e-newsletters related to their industry came in second at 74% each. Web sites of professional publishers, associations, or others informing the industry came in at a distant third at 55% MarketWire

Dennis Baus Selected Westfield National Surety Leader
Westfield Insurance has selected Dennis Baus to lead the company's surety operations. Baus assumes the National Surety Leader responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2012, replacing Rick Kinnaird who is retiring after 30 years with Westfield. MarketWire

Skanz QR-Coded Social Networking Platform Offers Artists and Fans a New Connection
What are all those young girls screaming about? Get ready for QR codes to bring artists and fans closer together. Skanz, a new QR-coded social networking platform, introduces a truly social way for artists to engage with fans by facilitating the instant and easy exchange of their social media, online content and exclusive footage -- at the flash of a smartphone. MarketWire

"The Most Perfect View" Hotel Collection Launches, Offers Selection of Rooms With the Most Iconic Views on the Planet
The Most Perfect View (www.themostperfectview.com), a collection of luxury hotels worldwide, launches today allowing customers to instantly book rooms featuring only the most iconic and beautiful views on the planet. MarketWire

NOW Energy Bar Announces the NOW-No Opportunity Wasted Ultimate Bermuda Experience
NOW-No Opportunity Wasted Energy Bar announces the NOW Ultimate Bermuda Experience, where 4 lucky winners will receive a 6-day and 5-night adventure getaway for 2, and a ride-along with NOW Energy Bar creator and The Amazing Race™ Host Phil Keoghan. Winners will also receive a welcome reception and will be joined by members of the NOW woman's pro cycling team during their adventure ride MarketWire

Clubpennystocks Alert WatchList: AAPL (Apple), Elephant Talk Comm. (ETAK), Taro Pharma (TAROF), RAYS (Raystream Inc), White Smile (WSML), LBAS (Location Based Tech), and Portage Resources (POTG)
http://www.clubpennystocks.com The US leader in microcap alerts, offers its high quality stocks alert newsletter to investors looking for the best picks around! Clubpennystocks provides its subscribers with timely information and exclusive alerts on cheap and under-valued stocks in the United States with the potential to deliver gains of 100% - 200% or more. MarketWire

Russell Global Stability Indexes: Russell Global Defensive Index Outperformed Russell Global Dynamic Index YTD Through October 17
The Russell Global Defensive Index outperformed the Russell Global Dynamic Index year-to-date through October 17, 2011. The Russell Global Dynamic Index reflected a loss of (-15%) while the Russell Global Defensive Index posted a slight loss of (-1.6%) for the same time period. MarketWire

Franchise Direct Unveils Its New Site for the Mexican Franchise Market
Franchise Direct, one of the internet's top franchise opportunity websites, is proud to announce the launch of its latest franchise portal, which will focus strictly on the Mexican franchise market. Franchise Direct already operates a comprehensive suite of international franchise websites, and its latest site www.FranquiciaDirecta.com MarketWire

FIMA Subsidiary Lands 39 New Accounts
603 Beverages, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of FIMA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FIMA), is proud to announce the formation and launch of 603 Distribution which is an "Up and Down the Street" full service beverage distributor located in San Diego County, Ca. MarketWire

After 100% Winners Over a 27-Month Span, BullTrade "Stock Alerts" Streak Ends at 180 Consecutive
June of 2009 started one of the most impressive trading streaks ever. In the 27 months that followed, until September 2nd, 2011, the BullTrade "Stock Alert" service released 180 consecutive winners. Not a single loss for over two and a quarter years! Success is nothing new for the service, as over 90% of trades have been sold at a profit since 1998 MarketWire

SEMDA Announces Date for 2012 Conference
The Southeastern Medical Device Association's (SEMDA) 6th annual conference will take place on March 13-14, 2012. Recognized as the premier gathering for the Southeast medical device industry, the conference balances presentations by medical device companies to investors with educational programs, partnering and networking opportunities. MarketWire

NanoInk Ramps Up Commercial Focus in Growing Turkish Market
NanoInk®, Inc. is pleased to announce that is has selected BNM Fabrika to serve as its exclusive distributor in Turkey for its desktop nanofabrication equipment including the NLP 2000 System, the DPN 5000 System and the NanoProfessor® Nanoscience Education Program MarketWire

ShopIgniter Launches In-Stream Purchasing With Industry-First Intelligent Inventory Control Technology
ShopIgniter, a provider of innovative social commerce software, today introduced new in-stream technology with an industry-first intelligent inventory control. Enterprise brands and retailers can now merchandise curated shopping and sharing experiences both inside a Facebook business page and inside the Facebook fans' newsfeed MarketWire

Endeavour Silver Options Lomas Bayas Silver-Gold Property in Chile; Third Quarter Earnings Report to be Released on Wednesday November 2rd; Teleconference on Thursday November 3th
Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR)(NYSE: EXK)(FRANKFURT: EJD) announces that it has acquired an option to purchase the Lomas Bayas silver-gold property in the Copiapo region of northern Chile. MarketWire

VidSys Named One of North America's Fastest Growing Companies on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM)
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MindTree Introduces mPromo Trade Promotion Solution on Microsoft Azure
MindTree Limited (NSE: MINDTREE), a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company, today announced the availability of mPromo, a trade promotion solution on the Microsoft Azure platform for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies. mPromo helps CPG organizations in managing and measuring trade promotion activities, while delivering insights for greater ROI on promotion investments. MarketWire

Xtreme Oil & Gas Completes Final Testing on Saltwater Disposal Well
Xtreme Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTCQB: XTOG) (OTCBB: XTOG), an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition, and production of crude oil and natural gas, announced today that its Saltwater Disposal Well has completed the final testing required by the Oklahoma Corporate Commission and finished acidizing and fracking the formation to accept saltwater. MarketWire

Nixle to Showcase Free Public Notification Service at IACP 2011
Nixle, LLC, a provider of public notification services between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, today announced it will be showcasing its free product, Nixle Connect, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference Booth no. 942 in Chicago October 23-25, 2011 MarketWire

AMD Appoints Mark Papermaster as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Mark Papermaster, 50, has joined as the company's senior vice president and chief technology officer. He will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Rory Read and will oversee all of AMD's engineering, research and development (R&D), and product development functions as the head of the newly-formed Technology and Engineering Group MarketWire

Creators of TextNow and PingChat! Receive More Than $1 Million in Seed Funding; Named "Company to Watch" in 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50(TM) Awards
The creators of TextNow, the leading free and unlimited picture and text messaging application, and PingChat!, a free cross-platform instant messaging application, today announced that they have secured more than $1 million in seed funding MarketWire

Caza Gold Drilling Intersects Broad Zone of Gold Mineralization at the Balleza Gold Project on the Moris Property in Chihuahua, Mexico
Greg Myers, CEO and President of Caza Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: CZY)(FRANKFURT: CZ6) is pleased to announce that recent drilling at the Balleza gold project on the Moris property in Chihuahua, Mexico, intersected a broad zone of gold mineralization up to 140 meters (m) in true thickness. MarketWire

Diligent Board Member Services Ranked Number 156 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM)
Diligent Board Member Services (NZX: DIL) today announced it ranked 156 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Diligent grew 640 percent from 2006 to 2010. MarketWire

AdKeeper Announces New Advertisers, Advisory Board Members, Team Members and Promotions
AdKeeper, the service that puts consumers in control of their Internet experience by enabling them to save -- or Keep -- ads of interest for engagement on their own time, today announced a number of key additions to the company's partner list and leadership team MarketWire

MyStudio Finalist Drew Ryniewicz Makes Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" Top Five Girl Vocalists
Studio One Media, Inc. ("Studio One") (OTCBB: SOMD) (OTCBB: SOMDE) (OTCQB: SOMD) (PINKSHEETS: SOMD) today announced that 14-year-old Drew Ryniewicz, who auditioned for "The X Factor" at the MyStudio® HD Recording Studio located at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe, Arizona has earned a coveted spot as one of the top five "girl" finalists MarketWire

BIOLASE Chief Financial Officer Frederick D. Furry to Add Chief Operating Officer Role
BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the World's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, announced today that Chief Financial Officer Frederick D. Furry has been appointed to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Furry will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer and reports directly to Chief Executive Officer Federico Pignatelli. MarketWire

Titan Resources International Corp. Announces Company Update
Titan Resources International Corp. (PINKSHEETS: TNRI) (FRANKFURT: 36T1) is pleased to announce a project update for its mining property in B.C., Canada. MarketWire

Metalogix Software Named by Microsoft as a Managed Partner in the High Potential ISV Group
Metalogix Software, the trusted provider of content lifecycle management solutions for Microsoft® SharePoint®, Exchange® and Cloud platforms, today announced that it has been selected by Microsoft as a Managed Partner in the High Potential ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Group MarketWire

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers to Release Limited Edition Vinyl-Only Live Album Including Songs From Their 2010 Mojo Tour
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will support the coalition of independent record stores' November 25th Back To Black Friday Record Store Day event with a limited edition vinyl-only release of live tracks from their Grammy Award-nominated album Mojo. MarketWire

The 2012 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period; PlanPrescriber Provides 10 Tips
Today PlanPrescriber (www.planprescriber.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), released a list of ten tips for Medicare beneficiaries seeking to enroll in Medicare coverage during the 2012 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) opened on October 15, 2011 and runs through December 7, 2011 MarketWire

American Academy of Ophthalmology and Medflow Electronic Health Records Partnership Helps Ophthalmologists Provide Better Patient Care
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world's largest member association for ophthalmologists, and Medflow, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) software for the eye care community, have partnered to deliver Academy patient education tools through Medflow's electronic health records software MarketWire

Significant Health Care Relief for Auto Parts Retirees Available Through Auto VEBA Trust
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York authorized creation of the Auto Retiree VEBA Trust -- a Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) that will provide thousands of retirees of auto part manufacturers access to subsidized healthcare benefits thanks to a substantial federal tax credit made available through VEBA participation MarketWire

Accept Software Deploys Aryaka's Cloud-Based WAN Optimization, Reduces Bandwidth 96%, CIFS Compressed 4x, Applications Run 6x Faster
Aryaka, provider of the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, announced today that Accept Software, a leader in end-to-end product portfolio management and execution solutions, has deployed Aryaka to boost inter-office connectivity, reduce application response times for remote locations, and improve collaboration across global teams. MarketWire

Egnyte and Quickoffice(R) Offer iPad Users the Ability to Create, Collaborate and Edit Anywhere, Anytime
Egnyte, a leading provider of HybridCloud file server solutions, and Quickoffice, the global leader in mobile office productivity solutions, today announced the integration of Quickoffice Pro HD and Egnyte HybridCloud File Sharing for iPad users, allowing them to create, collaborate and edit quickly and easily from anywhere, anytime MarketWire

Nova Development Launches the Mac SuperBundle Fall 2011
Nova Development, a consumer unit of leading global software developer and publisher Avanquest Software (PARIS: AVQ), is proud to announce the release of the Mac SuperBundle Fall 2011 software suite. MarketWire

HipWay Announces $2.75 Million in Angel Funding
HipWay Ltd., an innovator within the Russian online travel industry, today announces the completion of its Angel Round -- adding an additional $2 million to the company's previous $750k financial backing and bringing its projected revenues for 2012 into the $30-$35 million range MarketWire

Kim Bradford, President and CEO of Osage (OTCBB: OEDV), Discusses the Company's Net Acreage Expansion and How the Mississippian Formation Play Is Heating Up
Investorideas.com, a leader in sector research including oil and gas stocks, issues a recent exclusive interview with Kim Bradford, President and CEO of Osage Exploration and Development, Inc. (OTCBB: OEDV), discussing the Company's recent expansion to 15,000 net acres in the Nemaha Ridge, Oklahoma horizontal Mississippian play. MarketWire

ACCELERADE HYDRO and 2ND SURGE Announced as the On-Course Nutrition of the Third Annual Malibu International Marathon
PacificHealth Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: PHLI) and the Malibu International Marathon announced today that ACCELERADE HYDRO™ and 2ND SURGE® have been named the on-course nutrition of the 2011 Malibu International Marathon MarketWire

VAI to Showcase S2K for Food at the 2011 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference
VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading ERP software provider, today announced the Company will showcase its S2K Enterprise for Food Software at the 2011 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference (DSC) MarketWire

Novomer Wins ICIS Award for Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit
Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance plastics, polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO), today announced that it was selected for a prestigious 2011 ICIS Innovation Award MarketWire

An Ambitious Product Roadmap Drives Mobile Messenger to Recruit New CTO
Mobile Messenger, a leading aggregator, provider of technology and solutions for mobile payments and mobile marketing, today announced the addition of Todd Kokoszka to its management team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) MarketWire

Data Foundry Celebrates Its 17th Anniversary With the Grand Opening of Texas 1
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Evans Newton Incorporated and Education for the Future Announce Partnership to Cross Promote School Transformation Services
Evans Newton Incorporated (ENI), whose proven transformation model has improved test scores for more than a million students nationwide, is now partnering with Education for the Future. Education for the Future is well known for their leadership in using data to improve student learning and affect systemic change. MarketWire

Beachfront Mazatlan Resort Joins Wyndham Brand
Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC, the world's largest hotel company based on number of hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the addition of the 68-room Wyndham Las Villas Resort Mazatlan in Mexico to the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand's growing resort portfolio MarketWire

Little Silver and Colonia Chiropractor Announces Treatment for Children's Ear Infections
Little Silver and Colonia chiropractor Dr. Dennis Hupka announced that he provides treatments for children's ear infections at his practice, Back 2 Health Wellness Center. Dr. Hupka provides chiropractic adjustments to correct underlying misalignment problems that may be preventing the proper drainage of lymph vessels. According to Dr MarketWire

Quaterra Announces Drill Results From Nieves
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM) and 50% joint-venture partner Blackberry Ventures 1, LLC, today announced assay results from 15 core holes of 4,209 meters of drilling completed between July and September 2011 at their Nieves silver property in northern Zacatecas, Mexico. MarketWire

Rogue Resources Announces Annual General and Special Meeting Results
Rogue Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RRS) (the "Company") is pleased to provide the following report on the results of the matters considered at the Annual General and Special Meeting held October 17,2011, all of which have been approved. The particulars of the Meeting are set out in detail in the Company's Information Circular, dated September 12, 2011: MarketWire

Chief Customer Officer Council Launches First-Ever Publication, "The Bingham Advisory"
The Chief Customer Officer (CCO) Council, the only member-led, peer-advisory network offering insight and assistance into the critical issues facing CCOs, announced today it has launched a first-of-its kind publication, The Bingham Advisory, regular strategic advice designed to define and clarify the role of the chief customer officer in today's global business fabric. MarketWire

Lone Star Gold Inc. Provides 3-Month Work Timeline on Gold-Silver Project & Exercises $200K Draw Down Against $15 Million Line of Equity
Lone Star Gold Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") is pleased to provide a 3-month work timeline for the Company's La Candelaria gold-silver project, which comprises ~ 1,976 acres (~ 800 hectares) of mining concessions located roughly 125 miles (200 km) southwest of the capital city of Chihuahua State, Mexico. Lone Star has a 70% Working Interest in the La Candelaria project. MarketWire

NBT Equity Research Releases Six-Part Interview Series With Velatel President and CEO
US-based VelaTel Global Communications, Inc MarketWire

HotCloud Mobile, Inc. Signs Bad Girls Club Star Natalie Nunn to FanMaxxx Social-Sharing App Platform and Launches Web App
HotCloud Mobile, Inc. (OTCBB: HOTM) a vertically integrated wireless telecommunications company that operates three business units: Products, services, and content, stated today that it has signed Natalie Nunn to its FanMaxxx Mobile Social-Sharing App Platform. MarketWire

Core-Mark Announces Its First Quarterly Dividend
Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORE), one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced the commencement of a regular quarterly dividend. The Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0 MarketWire

Energy Sector Looking to Diversify With New Technology and Low Risk Methods
As oil companies look to squeeze the most profit out of production, companies are expanding their horizons with new technology to get the most out of low producing or abandoned wells like Lucas Energy (LEI) or taking a non-operator position in a project like Cross Border Resources (OTCQX: XBOR) (OTCBB: XBOR), Voyager Oil & Gas (VOG) and Northern Oil & Gas (NOG). MarketWire

Chembio's DPP(R) International Patent Protection Expanding
Chembio Diagnostics, Inc MarketWire

SEI Reports Third-Quarter 2011 Financial Results
SEI Investments Company (NASDAQ: SEIC) today announced financial results for third-quarter 2011. Diluted earnings per share were $.27 in third-quarter 2011 compared to $.30 in third-quarter 2010. MarketWire

Informative Graphics Corporation Seeks Paralegal Participants for Virtual Focus Group Teleconferences About Redaction on November 2 and 3
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, collaboration and redaction technology, announced today that they are seeking paralegals to participate in one of two virtual focus groups about "Modern Approaches to Redaction" to be held on November 2 and 3 from 1-2pm Eastern time by teleconference. Paralegal participants will each receive a $50 gift card and a chance to win an iPad. MarketWire

Internap Network Services Uses Opengear to Simplify and Secure Remote Access to IT Infrastructure
Opengear (www.opengear.com), provider of next generation console server and remote management solutions, today announced that Internap Network Services Corporation, a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, has chosen Opengear to provide secure remote management. MarketWire

Notable Solutions Awarded $3.5 Million Contract by the US Department of Defense to Provide Enterprise Scanning Capabilities for Military Healthcare Records
Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi), a leading developer of distributed content capture and workflow solutions, today announced that through one of its partners it has been awarded a $3.5 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) MarketWire

G.hn Advances Highlighted at Smart Homes Summit
WHAT: HomeGrid Forum is running three interoperability events before the end of this year, setting the foundation for broad deployment of G.hn products during 2012. The G.hn home networking specifications (G.9960, G.9961) were finalized during 2010 and HomeGrid Forum is moving rapidly to get compliant and interoperable G.hn systems out to market MarketWire

Nexsan Celebrates 10,000th Customer Success Driven by Flexible Storage Platform and Global Partner Ecosystem
Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of disk-based storage systems, today announced that it has reached the 10,000 customer milestone, having delivered more than 28,000 storage systems since beginning operations in 1999. The customer is ATS Cloud, a cloud based computing company in Dallas MarketWire

Taleo Is Named as a Fast Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM)
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions today announced its recognition by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500™ award recipient. The award provides a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Taleo grew 150 percent during the measurement period. MarketWire

Media Advisory: Exclusive Video Footage of California Independent System Operator's State-of-the-Art Control Center Now Available
As California assumes the lead with the integration of the largest portfolio of renewable power in North America, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) is taking action to maintain grid reliability by equipping its new control center with the latest in geospatial visualization and analysis software MarketWire

Lantronix Wins Hong Kong Biz.IT Excellence 2011 Award
Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enable business and technology professionals to access any device, anywhere, anytime, has won the "IT Solutions Excellence" award in the M2M Connections category at the Biz.IT Excellence Awards MarketWire

GageIn Leaves Beta and Launches Content Platform; Secures Additional Funding
GageIn, the best place to discover and share relevant business information, today announced the commercial launch of its content platform, adding integration with popular CRM and social business applications, such as Salesforce Chatter, aggregation of hyper-targeted local news and information, ability to seamlessly import contacts and companies from LinkedIn and Salesforce MarketWire

Inthemixradio.com: Bridging the Gap Between DJ and Listener; Music the Way It Used to Be
With an increasing number of music lovers wanting something more than what mainstream radio stations are offering, Bay Area In the Mix Radio launches this week to fill that void -- much to the delight of its excited fans. MarketWire

iPerceptions Launches First Random Sampling 'Voice of Customer' Feedback Solution for Mobile Websites
iPerceptions Inc. (TSX-V: IPE), a leading provider of web-focused Voice of Customer (VoC) analytics based on actual visitors, today announced iPerceptions Mobile Website Feedback™ -- the industry's first random sampling survey solution for mobile websites MarketWire

Summer Infant, Inc. Announces Hire of New COO
Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SUMR), a global leader in premium juvenile products, today announced the hire and appointment of David S. Hemendinger as Chief Operating Officer. In this new position, Mr MarketWire

Symantec Survey Finds IT Security Staffing Challenges Hinder Enterprises' Ability to Respond to New Threats
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the findings of its 2011 Threat Management Survey which examined the concerns and challenges IT security organizations face as they confront the evolving threat landscape. The poll revealed that most enterprises are not confident in their security posture and that staffing is a major issue limiting IT security's effectiveness. MarketWire

General Cannabis Announces International Brand Expansion With GrowShops.com
General Cannabis, Inc. (OTCBB: CANA) (OTCQX: CANA), a technology-based Internet marketing services company, today announced the launch of a new international grow shop directory website GrowShops.com. General Cannabis is currently applying technology from WeedMaps.com to the GrowShops.com platform and is in discussions to license the GrowShops.com URL and website throughout Europe. MarketWire

Symantec Helps Enterprises Confidently Adopt Virtualization and Significantly Reduce Storage Costs With Scale-Out NAS Solution
Today at VMworld 2011 Europe, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced enhancements to Symantec FileStore N8300, the latest version of its clustered, network attached storage appliance, designed to help customers build virtual environments and cloud storage, manage large volumes of data and control the costs of associated storage MarketWire

Sinopharm Pharmacy Implements Oracle(R) Retail Merchandising and Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to Support Growth
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Cisco and Government of Karnataka in PPP to Pilot Remote Healthcare in Shimoga District to Bring Inclusive Growth
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced the launch of its Cisco® healthcare solution pilot program to enable remote healthcare for two primary healthcare centers from the district hospital in Shimoga District. The chief minister of Karnataka, Shri D.V Sadananda Gowda, and Aravind Sitaraman, president of Inclusive Growth, Cisco, attended the event. MarketWire

Taleo Learn Helps Companies Sharpen Competitive Edge by Transforming Talent Training and Development
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, today announced that companies of all kinds are cultivating their key competitive advantage -- their people -- by deploying Taleo Learn, the company's comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking and managing formal and social learning content. MarketWire

FSAStore.com Accepts and Processes Prescriptions for Over-the-Counter Products for Flexible Spending Account Holders
FSAStore.com, the only ecommerce site stocked exclusively with flexible spending account (FSA) eligible products and services, today launched site enhancements that will make it simple for the approximate 35 million consumers with an FSA to use those funds to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and medicines, which now require a prescription in order to be reimbursed by an FSA. MarketWire

REMINDER: Cisco to Webcast Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hosted Conference Call With Umesh Mahajan, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Switching Technology Group
As part of our ongoing educational series for investors, Tal Liani at Bank of America Merrill Lynch will host a conference call and corresponding webcast with Umesh Mahajan, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Switching Technology Group at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 20th. MarketWire

Audyssey Introduces the Lower East Side Audio Dock Air
Audyssey, a leader in audio technology for the home, automotive, mobile and theater markets, today introduced the Lower East Side Audio Dock Air. The new AirPlay speaker system complements today's digital lifestyle, enabling users to stream music wirelessly throughout the house from their computer, iPod touch, iPhone or iPad MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Sagent Pharmaceuticals for Its Line of High-Quality Heparin Preparations
Based on its recent analysis of the finished heparin market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Quality Leadership MarketWire

PennyLaneReports.com Alerts: Raystream, Location Based Tech, Neomedia Tech, Lone Star Gold, White Smile Global, Strategic Mng Corp, Advanced Cell Tech and Elephant Talk Commun
PennyLaneReports.com is a premier source for microcap research - providing a wide range of due diligence and investment insight on stocks all over the market.PennyLaneReports.com Investment Reports are primarily focused on alerting our valued subscribers to small cap and microcap companies poised for explosive movement in the market MarketWire

Single Pharmaceutical-Based Strategy Aims to Solve Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
One pharmaceutical company, Cortex Pharmaceuticals (OTCBB: CORX) is now engaged in a tireless quest to treat a wide variety of ailments that range in symptoms and complexity from Parkinson's Disease and Fragile X syndrome to ADHD and obstructive sleep apnea. MarketWire

Metso partners with Australian university in grinding applications research
Metso Corporation's press release on October 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. localtime Metso and the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, havefinalized athree-year agreement encompassing joint research and performanceevaluations ofthe VERTIMILL® Grinding Mill developed by Metso MarketWire

Universal Detection Technology Announces Development of Smart Phone Compatible Radiation Detector
Universal Detection Technology (www.udetection.com) (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect against biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats, announced today that it has started developing a smart phone compatible radiation detector MarketWire

IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. Appoints Dr. Sigmund Norr to Its Board of Advisors
IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: SVFC) (PINKSHEETS: SVFC) ("IntelliCell" or the "Company"), a leader in regenerative medicine and the manufacturing of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) containing adipose derived adult stem cells, announced today it has appointed pediatrician, Dr. Sigmund Norr to its Board of Advisors. Dr MarketWire

SOA Software Announces European Expansion
SOA Software, a leading provider of SOA governance, cloud and enterprise API Management products, announced today that Mathew Matthews has joined the company as Vice President, EMEA. SOA Software is experiencing an acceleration of business in Europe driven by large enterprises and partnerships with leading system integrators MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Announces Significant Marketing Progress
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc MarketWire

South Florida Welcomes "Meditab South"
Meditab Software Inc., a leading national provider of clinical automation systems, announces today their arrival to South Florida. The company's Miami office, aptly dubbed "Meditab South," is conveniently located off the Palmetto Expressway, on the top floor of the Bird Road Professional Office Center MarketWire

Given Imaging to Host Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results Conference Calls
Given Imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced that the company will host conference calls on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 to discuss third quarter 2011 financial results. The company plans to release results following the close of U.S. financial markets on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. MarketWire

Implant Sciences Reports Significant Revenue Growth for Fourth Quarter and FY 2011
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for the homeland security market and related industries, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. MarketWire

Sophos Recognized for Providing Top Customer Service and Support
IT security and data protection company Sophos today announced that its global support services organization has attained the prestigious SCP certification (Service Capability & Performance Support Standard). Sophos received this honor after an extensive audit of its North American, UK and APAC support centers MarketWire

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to Add Moscow
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which operates some of the world's most storied and luxurious hotel properties such as The Plaza in New York, London's The Savoy, Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai and Fairmont San Francisco, will soon welcome another notable icon, Moscow's Pekin Hotel, to its collection MarketWire

Major Asian Foundry Selects Mattson Technology Helios XP RTP System as Process of Record for Advanced Chip Manufacturing
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has won acceptance for its Helios® XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system for process of record from a major Asian foundry. The order follows an extensive evaluation of the system and marks the first sale of the Helios XP to a major foundry MarketWire

Good Medicine: North American Life Science Sector Invests $4 Billion and Wraps Up Construction on 106 New Sites in 2011, an Industrial Info News Alert
Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A spoonful of sugar and a $4 billion investment is enough to help curb the worst of financial fevers. As 2011 heads into its final quarter, the Life Science sector is on target to close the year out having completed construction on a total of 106 new North American manufacturing plants and research centers MarketWire

Keystone Crude-Oil Pipeline Expansion Draws Strong Support, Fierce Opposition, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. State Department is finding its diplomatic skills put to the test by a hotly contested, international crude-oil pipeline proposal. Because the $7 billion, 1,700-mile Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion Project (Keystone XL) crude oil pipeline would cross the U.S.-Canada border, the State Department is the lead U.S MarketWire

Teacher-Feedback Based Features Announced at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2011
WizIQ, a web-based education platform, announced some major upcoming virtual classroom feature releases at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2011. These teacher-feedback driven features are scheduled to be released in late November MarketWire

Instructure Canvas Users Can Now Access the WizIQ Virtual Classroom Directly From Within the LMS
WizIQ, a web-based education platform, announced its WizIQ Virtual Classroom plugin for Instructure Canvas Tuesday at EDUCAUSE. WizIQ is launching the plugin as part of Instructure's simultaneously announced partner program and, as an Instructure Certified Partner, worked closely with Instructure engineers to ensure a seamless experience for Canvas users. MarketWire

WizIQ Announces iPad Application for the WizIQ Virtual Classroom
WizIQ, a web-based education platform, announced its WizIQ Virtual Classroom App for the iPad Tuesday at EDUCAUSE. The app will enter private beta for select WizIQ members in late November, but Chris Dawson, VP of Business Development, demonstrated a working version of the app which is being specially designed for students, giving them anytime, anywhere access to the WizIQ Virtual Classroom. MarketWire

Trainer Communications Debuts Media SharkTank; First-of-Its-Kind Event Challenges Silicon Valley CEOs to Make Their Best Pitch to Broadcast and Business Press
Trainer Communications, a full-service public relations, integrated marketing and social media agency servicing the enterprise and consumer technology sectors, will host its first annual media SharkTank event on November 17, 2011 MarketWire

TAEC Announces Expanded Biofuels Strategy
Todays Alternative Energy Corporation (OTCBB: TAEC), a biodiesel company that is organized to use its extraction technology to convert waste cooking oil and brown grease into a biodiesel fuel feedstock, today announced a new expanded biofuels strategy that encompasses other alternative means of producing biofuels MarketWire

Echo360 Extends Industry-Leading 24x7 Technical Support
Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide blended learning and lecture capture solutions, today announced that, effective immediately, customers with a full EchoSystem site license will receive 24x7 technical support at no additional charge MarketWire

Sunshine Heart's Feasibility Trial Outcomes to Be Presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference
Sunshine Heart, Inc. (ASX: SHC), a global medical device company focused on innovative technologies for moderate heart failure, today announced that the C-Pulse Heart Assist System will be featured in two clinical presentations at the 23rd annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium MarketWire

UC4 Software Introduces Enhanced Application Release Automation Solution
UC4, the world's largest independent IT Process Automation software company, today announced its enhanced Application Release Automation (ARA) solution. UC4 Application Release Automation provides visibility into the end-to-end release processes through cross functional planning, tracking and reporting MarketWire

National Eating Disorders Association Launches Interactive Teen Website, Proud2Bme
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) announces the launch of an interactive teen website, Proud2Bme.org. MarketWire

Golar LNG :GOLAR GRAND TIMECHARTER
Golar LNG Limited ("Golar" or the"Company") announced today that it has agreedprincipal terms in connection with a time charter for one of its modern LNGcarriers, the Golar Grand, to a major oil and gas company for a firm periodof3 years plus a further period of 3 years at charterers option. MarketWire

Interactive Data's Fair Value Information Service Now Offers New 16:00 CET Evaluation Point
Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of independent pricing and evaluation services, today announced an expansion of the capabilities of its Fair Value Information Services (FVIS) by introducing a new 16:00 Central European Time (CET) evaluation point for Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern equity securities. MarketWire

Mobile Voice Over IP Users to Reach 640m by 2016 as Voice Becomes Integrated Into Applications
Mobile VoIP specialists are expected to favour alliances with social media, gaming and software partners over partnerships with mobile network operators in coming years, as social media becomes ever more mainstream, finds Juniper Research. MarketWire

Abu Dhabi Airports Company Awards 10-Year Infrastructure Contract to Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, and Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today announced that ADAC has awarded Juniper Networks with a 10-year infrastructure frame contract to support an aggressive expansion program designed to transform Abu Dhabi Airports into world-class facilities. MarketWire

Active Biotech: Investigational Laquinimod Demonstrates Its Potential as a New Oral Treatment for RRMS
* Late-breaking presentation of BRAVO results and additional analyses from ALLEGRO study reinforce novel clinical profile of laquinimod * Pre-clinical evidence supports that laquinimod targets peripheral inflammation and key neurodegenerative processes occurring directly in the CNS Jerusalem, Israel and Lund, Sweden, October 19, 2011 - TevaPharmaceuticalIndustries Ltd MarketWire

British Sky Broadcasting Group 1st Quarter Results
MarketWire

GreenBytes Announces High Availability (HA) Inline Deduplicating Storage Area Network (SAN) Appliance
GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of high-performance, energy-efficient inline deduplication data storage solutions, today announced the HA-3000, a high availability (HA) inline deduplicating SAN appliance designed for primary storage applications MarketWire

ThinkFlood Partners With Top Audio to Deliver RedEye Controls to Czech Republic
ThinkFlood, maker of the world's first universal remote control solution compatible with Apple, Android and PCs, has signed an agreement with Top Audio to bring the popular RedEye controls to consumers and resellers in the Czech Republic. MarketWire

TASER International Launches Website in France
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that protect life, prevent conflict, and resolve disputes, today announced the launch of the TASER France website in French at www.TASER.fr to better present our products and services in France and to the French speaking world MarketWire

Fuel Doctor Highlights Independent Testing Data
Fuel Doctor Holdings, Inc MarketWire

IDO Security Completes First Order by Thailand Royal Navy for the MagShoe(TM) 3G
IDO Security, Inc. (OTCBB: IDOI) developer of the innovative MagShoe™ shoe scanning device (SSD), today announced that it has completed its first order of its new MagShoe™ 3G series by the Thailand Royal Navy to supply and install shoe-metal detectors systems in its airports throughout Thailand. MarketWire

GMR Global Mineral Resources Corp. is Issued a Cease Trade Order by BCSC
GMR Global Mineral Resources Corp. (FRANKFURT: GLLN), a Canadian-based mining company trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under Symbol GLLN, today announces that the British Columbia Securities Commission ("BCSC") has issued a cease trade order ("CTO") effective Friday October 14, 2011. MarketWire

T-Mobile USA Leverages iPass Open Mobile Platform for New Global Corporate Access Solution
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), a leading provider of mobility services for both enterprises and service providers, announced today that T-Mobile USA, Inc. selected the iPass Open Mobile Platform and the iPass Mobile Network as key pieces in their new T-Mobile® Global Corporate Access (GCA) solution for multinational corporations (MNCs), U.S. enterprises, and government agencies. MarketWire

Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc. and RBM Consulting, LLC Consummate Order for Unisyn OpenElect(R) Products
Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc. (Unisyn) has announced that RBM Consulting, LLC (RBM) has placed an order with Unisyn for OpenElect® Voting Optical Scan (OVO) units, OpenElect® Optical Voting Interface (OVI) units, and associated software/services. MarketWire

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Announces Addition of New Board Member
Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-light transportation and logistics services provider, today announced that Mark R. Holden has been named to its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Lam Research Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 25, 2011
Lam Research Corporation's (NASDAQ: LRCX) highlights for the September 2011 quarter were: MarketWire

Canarc Resource Corp. Shareholder Update: Review of Third Quarter and Outlook for Fourth Quarter, 2011
Bradford Cooke, Chairman and CEO of Canarc Resource Corp. (TSX: CCM)(OTCBB: CRCUF)(DBFrankfurt: CAN), is pleased to provide the following review of Canarc's progress in the 3rd Quarter, and its plans for the 4th Quarter, 2011. MarketWire

VidSys Physical Security Information Management Software Protects President Obama and Visitors at MLK Jr. Memorial Celebration
VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced that it collaborated with the United States Park Police (USPP) to protect the tens of thousands of people that attended the celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C MarketWire

Highwoods Declares Quarterly Dividends
Highwoods Properties (NYSE: HIW) Board of Directors today declared a cash dividend of $0.425 per share of common stock for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. This equates to an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and is payable on December 6, 2011 to shareholders of record as of November 14, 2011. MarketWire

Ring of Fire Resources Inc. Engages IBK Capital for the Private Placement of Common Share Units; Signs Contract to Initiate Airborne Survey Over Project 81
Ring of Fire Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX-V: ROF) (FRANKFURT: RG5) (PINKSHEETS: HWKPF) announces that it has engaged IBK Capital Corp. to raise by way of private placements on a best efforts basis $6,000,000 consisting of $3,000,000 in the form of units ("Units") priced at 13 cents per Unit and $3,000,000 in the form flow-through units ("Flow-Through Units") priced at 17 MarketWire

St. Elias Mines Ltd. -- Corporate Update
Lori McClenahan, President of St. Elias Mines Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX-V: SLI) (FRANKFURT: EKL) (PINKSHEETS: SELSF), announced today the following corporate update: MarketWire

Central Valley Community Bancorp Reports Earnings Results for the Nine Months and Quarter Ended September 30, 2011
The Board of Directors of Central Valley Community Bancorp (Company) (NASDAQ: CVCY), the parent company of Central Valley Community Bank (Bank), reported today unaudited consolidated net income of $4,769,000, and diluted earnings per common share of $0.46 for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, compared to $2,660,000 and $0 MarketWire

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