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Small group companies running global economy
A University of Zurich study 'proves' that a small group of companies - mainly banks - wields huge power over the global economy. ANI

Pakistan set to become a beer exporter
It is an Islamic republic where 97 per cent of the population is forbidden to drink alcohol and a country where drinkers can face 80 lashes as per Islamic law for defying the edict, but Pakistan is poised to become an exporter of beer. ANI

Fluctuating oil prices a bane for Indian economy: Jaipal Reddy
Emphasising that fluctuating oil prices are detrimental for the Indian economy, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy has said the idea of dual pricing for widely used diesel cannot be implemented because of it's impractical approach. ANI

Kashmir dispute resolution should precede Indo-Pak trade: Maulana Fazl
Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has said that increasing trade volume between India and Pakistan is in the interest of both countries, but it should follow, not precede, an initiative to resolve the Kashmir dispute. ANI

Commerce Resources (TSXV:CCE) Intersects Significant Heavy Rare Earth Element Mineralization at Ashram, Eldor Project in Quebec - Video Summary Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 20, 2011 - Commerce Resources (TSXV:CCE) (FSE:D7H) (OTCQX:CMRZF) released results for the first two drill holes completed during the summer/fall exploration program at the Ashram Rare Earth Element Zone at the Eldor Project in northern has produced a ""video news alert"" about Commerce Resources ACN Newswire

Cintas Corporation : 2011 America's Best Restroom Winner Announced in 10th Annual Contest
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Â Chicago Landmark Voted Nation's Best RestroomThe Field Museum Wins 10thAnnual Cintas ""America's Best Restroom Award""CINCINNATI, OH, October 20, 2011 - The finest restrooms in America are inside The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois ACN Newswire

Mitsubishi Motors Develops Next-generation MIVEC Engine and Improved "Auto Stop&Go" Idle-stop System
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today the development two new fuel-saving technologies: the "4J10" lightweight and compact 1.8-liter gasoline engine incorporating a new version of the company's MIVEC* variable valve timing system and the latest version of the company's Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) idle-stop technology ACN Newswire

HKTDC Study Sees Blossoming Mainland Green Market
There is strong and growing demand for environmentally friendly products among high-middle income consumers on the Chinese mainland, a Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) study has found ACN Newswire The Mobile Video Business Will Reach 11.61 Billion Two Years Later
According to the recent research of, with the popularity of smart phones and the development of the mobile Internet, the number of mobile terminal users is also soaring. Therefore, the development space of the mobile video has huge potential. The supplier can provide some relatively short time video to fill the fragmentation time of the users. This will be the future development trend ACN Newswire

Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia Selects Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge
Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, October 20, 2011 - Thomson Reuters today announced the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT), a national council promoting science and technology policies in Mexico, has selected Web of Knowledge(TM) to enhance the research and analytic capabilities of researchers across the nation ACN Newswire

ST-Ericsson Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
ST-Ericsson, a joint venture of STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), reported financial results for the third fiscal quarter ending October 1, 2011 ACN Newswire

Minerals Technologies' Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call
NEW YORK. October 19-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) will sponsor a conference call on Friday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time to discuss its third quarter 2011 financial results. The call is open to the public but active participation will be limited to investors and analysts ACN Newswire

Minerals Technologies Enters into Agreement to Build a Satellite PCC Plant for Bashundhara Paper Mills Ltd. in Bangladesh
NEW YORK, October 19-Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Specialty Minerals Inc., has entered into an agreement with Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited to build and operate a satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at Bashundhara's paper mill in Meghnaghat, Bangladesh ACN Newswire

InvestmentPitch : Participates in Vancouver Small-Cap Symposium on October 20, 2011
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 19, 2011 - Once again, is looking forward to being an active participant at this year's Vancouver Small-Cap Symposium. When:Â October 20, 2011 (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Canada Place, Rooms 220-222The Fall Symposium is being sponsored by QIS Capital (www.qiscapital ACN Newswire

Duke Realty Corporation Agrees to Sale of Over $1 Billion Suburban Office Portfolio, Substantially Advancing Asset Repositioning Strategy
Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 10.1 million square foot portfolio of suburban office properties located in seven markets throughout the Midwest and Southern regions MarketWire

J. P. King Auction Sells Garvin's 965 Acres for $6.5 Million
Six miles north of the Tennessee-Kentucky border on I-65, 965 acres of development land found new owners at a real estate auction today by J. P. King Auction Company. The land was divided into six tracts, with 322 acres selling absolute. Franklin-Simpson Industrial Authority purchased two of the tracts, totaling 451 acres. MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Corp. Terminates Agreement With ACM Alpha Consulting Management Est.
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (NYSE Amex: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP) today announced that it has terminated its Financial and Investor Relations Agreement with ACM Alpha Consulting Management Est. (ACM) for cause due to breaches of the agreement which have recently come to Helix's attention MarketWire

The Mortgage Law Group Provides Homeowners Options
A group of Chicago unions and anti-Wall Street protesters are rallying together in downtown Chicago both Monday and Tuesday. They are standing together under a rally called "Take Back Chicago MarketWire

Calypto Exec, Anmol Mathur, Speaks on Power Aware Design and Verification at IEEE ASIC Conference
ASICON 2011 MarketWire

OMG! Singer/Songwriter Pat Campo Makes His Mark on the iGeneration With "JTITM (Just Text It to Me)," the Debut Single and Lead Track on His New EP
OMG! Call your BFF! You're totally going to LOL, not to mention groove and sing along, when you check out Pat Campo's ( cool new addition to the "text-speak" lexicon: "JTITM," short for "Just Text It To Me" -- the name of the infectious debut single from the singer-songwriter's new five-track EP of the same name. MarketWire

Copper Surfaces Study Validates PurThread Technologies' Development Efforts to Reduce Bioburden on Soft Surfaces
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center have presented results of a study, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, that links a reduction in environmental bioburden with lower rates of hospital acquired infections (HAIs). MarketWire

APAC, Senator Reid Announce 300 New Jobs Planned for Nevada
Three hundred customer service positions supporting certain national clients of APAC Customer Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: APAC) are planned for Nevada, the company and Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced today. MarketWire

New Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook, Open House Success
Hundreds of community neighbors celebrated the new Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook and its new 25,000 square foot orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation facility at an Open House early August. MarketWire

Fall for Value and Save Big on Featured Homes at San Carlos Court by William Lyon Homes
Smart consumers who want a good value, a brand new townhome and a great location within the Irvine Village of Portola Springs® are encouraged to visit San Carlos Court today MarketWire

Bernadette M. Sohler Honored by Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce as Citizen of the Year
Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), a provider of water, wastewater and related services in New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce that Bernadette M. Sohler, Vice President - Corporate Affairs, has been named the 2011 Citizen of the Year by the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce MarketWire

Filipino Designer Karen Capili to Debut Spring/Summer 2012 Couture Line in Los Angeles
Filipino designer Karen Capili, one of the newest and most talked-about fashion designers in Los Angeles, will debut her inaugural line of couture at the L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios at a gala event on Saturday, October 22 MarketWire

Coors Light Silver Bullet Express Trains Converge on New York for Invite-Only Concert
Any brand can throw a big party. Only Coors Light does it like this. MarketWire

MotionDSP Taps AMD and OpenCL(TM) Industry Standard for Fast Processing of Ikena ISR Video Software
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that MotionDSP has optimized the industry-leading Ikena ISR real-time video reconstruction software for OpenCL™ and AMD technology MarketWire

Chancellor's $2,050,000 Property Sale
Texas-based oil and gas producer, Chancellor Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CHAG), announced today that Gryphon Production Company, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of its assets, including seven of its nine oil and gas leases plus yard, building and equipment, to LCB Resources for $2,050,000 MarketWire

SEACOR Holdings Announces Third Quarter Results
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) today announced its results for the third quarter of 2011. Net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 was $3.8 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $571.4 million. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, net income attributable to SEACOR Holdings Inc. was $24.0 million, or $1 MarketWire

Family Features Brings Dynamic Online Solutions to Media Partners
Recognizing the need for innovative food page solutions, Family Features, a leading provider of free food and lifestyle content, has developed a host of free online offerings that will save online media outlets time and money and drive traffic to their online food pages. MarketWire

SeCura Partners Bring Understanding to Illinois Pension Reform in District 214 Teachers' Union Presentation
To bring clarity to subject of Illinois pension reform, Dan Gridley, president of SeCura Partners made a presentation on Tuesday, October 11 to the board of directors of District 214 teachers' union in Arlington Heights, Ill. Gridley spoke at the request of Dick Trent, president of District 214 Education Association. MarketWire

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Selects BYU Alum as Finalist
EO Alchemy Conference - The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), the premier global competition for undergraduate students who own and operate businesses while attending college or university, selected Scan Founder Garrett Gee the winner of the EO Alchemy Regional Competition MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund September 2011 Monthly Update
Below is the September 2011 Monthly Update forthe Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA) MarketWire

PDS Ranked as a Fastest Growing Company in the Greater Philadelphia Region on Deloitte's 2011 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50
PDS, a leading developer of human resource, benefits, recruiting and payroll systems, today announced that it was ranked on Deloitte's 2011 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50 ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in the Greater Philadelphia region. PDS grew 50 percent during the past five year period. MarketWire

AnythingIT, Inc. Recommended for R2 and ISO 14001:2004 Certifications
AnythingIT Inc., celebrating its 20th year of business as one of the most experienced reuse/recyclers of electronic waste, announced today that it has successfully obtained certifications for both Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification and the ISO 14001:2004 certification. MarketWire

Software Toolbox Launches Dream Report for Integrated Industrial Automation Reporting Applications
Software Toolbox, a leading supplier of industrial automation software, today announced the release of Dream Report, the first reporting solution for industrial automation with a comprehensive integrated feature set and no programming required MarketWire

CNR Sets Date for 2011 Interim Results Announcement
China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (the "Company") (NYSE Amex: CNR) announces that it expects to file its interim results for the six months ended September 30, 2011 on Monday, November 28, 2011 after the market closes. MarketWire

DEQ Reports Q3 2011 Financial Results
DEQ Systems Corp. (TSX VENTURE: DEQ) ("DEQ" or the "Company") announces the filing of its third quarter financial results for the period ended August 31, 2011. The Consolidated Financial Statements are available on SEDAR ( and DEQ's website. A conference call will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 11am EST to present and discuss these results MarketWire

Tongxin International Announces Unaudited Interim Financial Results for Six-Month Period Ended June 30, 2011
Tongxin International Ltd. (PINKSHEETS: TXIC), a China-based manufacturer of engineered vehicle body structures ("EVBS") and stamped parts for the commercial automotive industry, today announced its unaudited interim financial results for the six-month period ended June 30, 2011. MarketWire

More Than Half a Million Votes Cast, Top 10 Videos Announced in Medline's National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition
Voting is toe to toe with only two days remaining in Medline Industries, Inc.'s national Pink Glove Dance video competition. More than half a million votes have been cast so far for the 139 videos competing in the national contest MarketWire

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

New York Festivals Honors Legendary Sports Production Executive Geoffrey Mason With TV & Film Lifetime Achievement Award
New York Festivals®, International Television & Film Awards will honor Geoffrey Mason with the Lifetime Achievement Award. MarketWire

Guaranty Bancorp Announces 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results
Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK) MarketWire

Gardner Denver Announces Record Results
Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) MarketWire

Globus Maritime Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.16 per Share for the Third Quarter 2011
Globus Maritime Limited ("Globus," the "Company," or "we"), (NASDAQ: GLBS), a dry bulk shipping company, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per common share for the third quarter of 2011. This dividend will be payable on or about November 9, 2011, to shareholders of record as of October 31, 2011 MarketWire

Cambrian Signs LOI for Green County, Kentucky Lease
Cambrian Systems (CAMS) (PINKSHEETS: CAMS) has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire 84 acre lease in the Green County, Kentucky. MarketWire

Digital Map Products Contributing Cloud GIS Perspective to GITA's Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference as Speaker & Exhibitor
Digital Map Products (DMP) is excited to announce its involvement at the Geospatial Information & Technology Association's (GITA) upcoming 20th Annual GIS for Oil & Gas Pipeline conference in Houston, Texas. This industry-leading conference, which brings together geospatial professionals from leading oil and gas pipeline industry organizations, will take place October 24th - 26th. MarketWire

EKG Glove, a Telemedicine Product, Gets a Market Boost
IneedMD LLC, the manufacturer of the revolutionary product EKG Glove, together with its Marketing arm Paragon National, entered into a non-stock agreement with Affirmative Solutions LLC last Thursday, October 13, 2011. This US$ 155 million agreement has a 3-year duration, covering the whole of the US market as well as 15 foreign countries MarketWire

Cytokinetics to Announce Third Quarter Results on October 27, 2011
Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) announced today that it is scheduled to report third quarter results on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Following the announcement, Cytokinetics' senior management will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss operational and financial results and the company's outlook for the future. MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Reports Third Quarter 2011 Results
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) MarketWire

Ixia Announces 2011 Third Quarter Results
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Calix Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 24, 2011. Revenue for the third quarter of 2011 was $83.7 million, an increase of 11% compared to $75.5 million for the third quarter of 2010 MarketWire

Luminus Appoints David Rubin Director of Sales for North America
Luminus Devices, Inc., the leader in Big Chip LED™ technology, today announced David Rubin has been appointed Director of Sales for North America. Mr. Rubin assumes the leadership role in managing sales for direct and distribution customers in the markets served by Luminus MarketWire

Andiamo Corporation (OTC: ANDI) Announces Initial Rankings for Newly Released iPhone Apps
Andiamo Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ANDI), subsidiary, Action App Corporation is in the midst of releasing 28 new iPhone Apps to the Apple iPhone Store. Releasing one App per day for the next 28 days may seem strange to some, but Action App believes in growing their company name and the increased exposure of daily releases is sure to accomplish their goal. MarketWire

Trading Financial Credit Opens New Office in Phoenix
Trading Financial Credit, LLC has recently opened a new office in Phoenix. Now Arizona residents in need of a loan are free to stop by the location, which will be offering all of the same beneficial financial services that Trading Financial Credit has become known for. The Phoenix office is located in the Maryvale area at 3802 North 53rd Ave, Suite 350C, Phoenix, AZ 85031 MarketWire

"History and Future of Vatican Diplomacy" Program at Georgetown University Honors Reagan Centennial
Ronald Reagan's decision to appoint the first US Ambassador to the Holy See will be honored by a Reagan Centennial Academic Symposium at Georgetown University on October 25. The Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., two Former U.S MarketWire

Insulet Corporation Selected for Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM)
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubing-free insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced that it ranked number 47 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

NuVim Wal-Mart Roll Back Promotion Extended Through December
NuVim, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NUVM), a leading provider of nutritional refrigerated ready to drink beverages and powder mixes, announced today that the Wal-Mart Roll Back promotion that was scheduled to begin in June was delayed until September and will now run through December MarketWire

Sage Receives a 2011 Small Business Influencer Award From and Small Business Trends
Sage North America today announced it was named a 2011 Small Business Influencer. Co-produced by and Small Business Trends, the Small Business Influencer Awards honors companies, organizations, and people who have made a meaningful and lasting impact on the North American small business market MarketWire

Allied Healthcare International Inc. Announces Completion of 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 the completion of its acquisition by Saga Group Limited pursuant to a merger agreement that was adopted by Allied's shareholders at a special meeting held on October 19, 2011 MarketWire

Winning Brands Awarded Schedule Contract by U.S. General Services Administration
Winning Brands Corporation (PINKSHEETS: WNBD), manufacturer of 1000+ Stain Remover, KIND Laundry Products CLEAN1 brands, reports that it has been awarded a Schedule Contract by the U.S. General Services Administration for these brands. The contract number, GS-07F-0052Y, will be administered by the company's production unit, Niagara Mist Marketing, Ltd MarketWire

Office Beauty Guide for Professionals: "" Presents the Office Beauty Handbook for Skin, Hair and Makeup in the Workplace
The first step to a thriving career is developing confidence and presence in the workplace. And for most people, it helps to begin with a polished appearance that reflects inner self-assurance. From the initial job interview to the whirlwind business trip, get tips for creating and maintaining a professional look in Skincare-News MarketWire

Local Splash Recognized as #39 on the Deloitte Fast 500 List
Local SEO service provider Local Splash recently ranked #39 on the Technology Fast 500 list. Technology Fast 500 is an award program sponsored by Deloitte that recognizes 500 of the fastest growing technology, telecommunications, media, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. The companies are ranked based on the percentage of fiscal year revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. MarketWire

State of Emergency in El Salvador Due to Torrential Rains
The Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (SAHF), a non-for-profit organization channeling aid from the United States to FUSAL in El Salvador, is requesting aid to help the more than 20,000 people who are currently in shelters due to the torrential rains that have occurred in El Salvador since last Tuesday, October 11th. MarketWire

First Financial Corporation Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings
First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: THFF) today announced net income of $9.8 and $27.0 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. These are increases of 56.0% and 37.3% over the $6.3 and $19.7 million reported for the same periods of 2010. For the third quarter of 2011 the return on assets of 1.57% and the earnings per share of $0 MarketWire

mPhase Receives U.S. Patent No. 8,021,773 for Battery System
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) said today that it has received patent no. 8,021,773 from the United States Patent Office for a battery system for efficiently operating a battery under various circumstances, such as relating to extreme temperature ranges and varying load (i.e. current) ranges MarketWire

PenFed Foundation Hosts Night of Heroes Dinner in Beverly Hills to Honor Veterans and Military Personnel
The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization working to meet the unmet needs of military personnel and their families, is hosting the Night of Heroes Dinner on Thursday, October 27 at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel at 225 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills beginning at 6:00 p.m MarketWire

Stillwater Mining Company Reports Occurrences of Smoke in Its Stillwater Mine
STILLWATER MINING COMPANY (NYSE: SWC) (TSX: SWC.U) (the "Company") reported today that it has experienced two recent occurrences of smoke underground at its Stillwater Mine, located near Nye, Montana. Upon discovery of the smoke, in each instance the Company's established mine evacuation procedures were followed. No injuries occurred MarketWire

The Strive Group Wins Multiple Design of the Times Awards
The Strive Group, an integrated merchandising supply chain company servicing the retail and consumer packaged goods sector, announced today that it received four Design of the Times awards for its creative, innovative and cost-effective displays. The company was awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze honors in the drug store retail channel category for three programs it created for Coty, Inc MarketWire

USS Hornet Museum Hosts One-of-a-Kind Exhibit Honoring Nisei Veterans
The legacy of Nisei veterans during World War II takes center stage in a special exhibit onboard the USS Hornet Museum as part of a special tribute to the contributions of these second generation Japanese Americans. MarketWire

Econohomes Launches New Website Aimed to Redefine Online Wholesale Real Estate Investing
Econohomes, the leading online source for wholesale investment properties, launched a new online experience for real estate investors and homebuyers to more easily evaluate and buy foreclosed (REO) properties. The new Econohomes website offers an intuitive user experience with a rich set of customer-focused tools -- all backed by a flexible architecture for faster performance. MarketWire

Homeless Population Database Measures and Tracks Trends and Indicators

Last Chance for Animals Plans Civil Disobedience at News Corporation's Annual General Meeting
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) will be protesting at Fox Studios at 11:30am. LCA is demanding that Rupert Murdoch watch the horrifying video of Australia's live export, take an official stance against live export, and release a statement to the media condemning live export. Civil disobedience will be used if these demands are not being met. MarketWire

RenRen Partners With SkyGrid to Launch Custom Sharing in iOS App
RenRen Inc. (NYSE: RENN) ("RenRen"), the leading real name social networking platform in China, and SkyGrid Inc., the #1 most used news app, today jointly announced the launch of a custom capability for RenRen users to share when using SkyGrid for iOS. Now with just a single tap, all RenRen users can use SkyGrid to share updates with their friends MarketWire

Oregon Post-Secondary Education Effort Gets $35 Thousand Boost
The Oregon Idea, a business advocacy group united around Oregon's post-secondary education system, announced today a combined $35 thousand in grants from Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) and The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). MarketWire

Future Looks Sunny for Solar Power Market
Return on investment from solar power is higher than any other renewable energy source, thanks to large scale technological improvements which are expected to bring down the cost of power generation to $1 per watt by 2020. The payback period for a typical PV project has also come down to 3-5 years from the earlier 7-10 years. MarketWire

Marks Paneth & Shron Joins Global Association of Leading Independent Accounting and Consulting Firms
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP (MP&S) has joined Morison International (MI), a global association of leading independent accounting and consulting firms, and will represent the association in New York, Connecticut and northern New Jersey. MI serves clients with complex needs across multiple jurisdictions. The appointment of MP&S will allow MI to strengthen its U.S MarketWire

Bolton Medical Announces Completion of U.S. Phase I B.E.N.E.F.I.T. Clinical Trial
Bolton Medical announced today it has completed enrollment in Phase I of its U.S., B.E.N.E.F.I.T (Bolton MEdical AbdomiNal StEnt GraFt TrIal with Treovance) Trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Treovance Abdominal Stent-Graft with Navitel Delivery System for use in endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms MarketWire

Broadridge to Webcast First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings Release Conference Call on November 3, 2011
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) is scheduled to release its financial results for the first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2011, before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, November 3, 2011. MarketWire

Islandsbanki to Participate in Geothermal Energy Expo
The Icelandic bank, Islandsbanki, will be highlighting its commitment to the geothermal energy industry in the U.S. during this year's Geothermal Energy Expo and the GRC Annual Meeting, taking place October 23-26, 2011 in San Diego, California. MarketWire

NASBA Releases 2011 Candidate Performance Book and Announces Significant Product Enhancements
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) today released for publication the 2011 edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination (Candidate Performance Book) and announced significant product enhancements. This year's Candidate Performance Book features commentary and data on candidate performance on the Uniform CPA Examination for the calendar year 2010. MarketWire

Straight No Chaser Unveils "SIX PACK: VOLUME 2"; New EP Sees A Cappella Superstars Putting Signature Twist on an Extraordinary Array of Pop Favorites; All New PBS Special, "Songs Of The Decades: Holiday Edition," Begins Airing on December 3rd; Fall Tour 2011 Underway; "SIX PACK: VOLUME 2" Arrives Ev
ATCO/Atlantic recording group Straight No Chaser has announced the release of an exciting new EP, entitled "SIX PACK: VOLUME 2." The collection arrives in stores and all digital retailers on November 29th. MarketWire

Michael S. Riley Announces: Lawsuit Against California Attorney General Kamala Harris Continues; California Attorney -- "The Doberman" -- Maintains the Battle Against Ms. Harris to Protect Homeowners Nationwide
In a series of hearings occurring in Florida and California, federal and state courts ruled that a lawsuit filed against California Attorney General Kamala Harris will continue. Former Florida State Prosecutor Michael S. Riley, who was present at the hearing today in Los Angeles, stated, "Ms MarketWire

Amelia Island Voted Tops in Five Categories of 2011 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
Amelia Island, Florida placed in five categories in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, including a #8 ranking among the Top 10 Islands in the United States. This is the fifth consecutive year Amelia Island has been voted a Top 10 island destination, finishing this year ahead of Hilton Head, S.C. and Cumberland Island, Ga. on a list topped by Maui, Hawaii MarketWire

PMRG Names Kantar Health's Lynnette Cooke R.R. Fordyce Award Recipient
Kantar Health, a leading healthcare-focused global consultancy and marketing insights company, is pleased to announce that Global CEO Lynnette Cooke has been honored with the 2011 R.R. Fordyce Award by the Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) MarketWire

SchipulCon Viral Video Showcases Open Source Celebrity Smackdown
Responding to requests from the open source community, Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (, a leading Web marketing and Web design firm, has quickly published video of the first joint appearance by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. The video from SchipulCon 2011, posted at www.schipulcon MarketWire

Avanquest to Supply Cloud-Based Mobile Security Software to Wireless Protection Plan Provider ProtectCell
Avanquest Software (EPA: AVQ), a leading developer of consumer and OEM software for mobile devices, today announced an agreement to supply its Smartphone and tablet software suites to ProtectCell, a leading provider of device protection plans for wireless consumers. MarketWire

Bio-Methanol Fuel Available for IdaTech's Backup Power Fuel Cell Systems
IdaTech plc (AIM: IDA), a global leader in the development and manufacture of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products for telecommunications and other critical backup power applications, is pleased to announce the availability of bio-HydroPlus renewable fuel, a mixture of bio-methanol and de-ionized water, which is used to power IdaTech backup power fuel cell systems. MarketWire

Cranberries -- Sweet or Savory, for Any Season
(Family Features) Whether you're looking to add something sweet to salads, baked goods or seasonal dishes, cranberries pack a lot of flavor, as well as important nutrients and antioxidants, and can be added to a variety of dishes, from muffins and cookies to salads and even quesadillas. MarketWire Announces Distribution of PAY.ON Research
As the leading distributor of market intelligence, is pleased to announce a business partnership with PAY.ON AG which allows for the marketing and distribution of PAY.ON's proprietary market analyses through the website. MarketWire

Fire Safety Room by Room
(Family Features) Home fires may seem like the kind of event that happens to someone else, but the reality is, it could easily happen to you. MarketWire

A Little Reminder That Can Make a Big Difference
(Family Features) Everyone needs little reminders now and then. Pick up dry-cleaning, take kids to dentist, walk the dog and don't forget to check the batteries in the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. MarketWire

Parvus' DuraNET 3000 Receives Editor's Choice Award From Military Embedded Systems Magazine
Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation today announced that Military Embedded Systems magazine, the most complete resource for developers and integrators of embedded military systems, has selected the DuraNET 3000 for its coveted Editor's Choice Award MarketWire

Innotas Hosts Free Webinar on "Certainty in an Uncertain World - How PPM Can Help"
Innotas today announced a free webinar on "Certainty in an Uncertain World - How Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Can Help," featuring Margo Visitacion, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research Inc. The webinar is taking place on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, from noon-1:00 p.m. EDT, and registration is available online at MarketWire

Con Edison Is 'Greenest' U.S. Utility in Newsweek Rankings
We're No. 1 again. Con Edison is the "greenest" utility company in the United States, according to Newsweek magazine's 2011 Green Rankings. MarketWire

Meadows Bank Named #1 SBA Lender in Nevada by U.S. Small Business Administration
Meadows Bank, headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration has named it the top SBA 7a lender in Nevada for fiscal year 2011 as measured by dollar volume of loans granted. MarketWire

Media Alert: VPG to Showcase Standard and Custom Weight and Force Sensors for Medical Applications at CMEF Autumn 2011
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG Transducers division will be demonstrating high-quality standard and custom Celtron, Revere, Sensortronics, and Tedea-Huntleigh brand weight and force sensors for medical applications in booths M64 and M65 at CMEF (China International Medicinal Equipment Fair) Autumn 2011 -- being held from Oct. 31 to Nov MarketWire

CPC Strategy Releases Q3 2011 Study on the Top 10 Comparison Shopping Engines
In the news release, "CPC Strategy Releases Q3 2011 Study on the Top 10 Comparison Shopping Engines," issued earlier today by CPC Strategy, we are advised by the company that the link above its boilerplate, reading "Click here to access the Top Ten Rankings," is now linking to the correct URL. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Vishay Siliconix MICRO FOOT(R) N-Channel and P-Channel Power MOSFETs Are Industry's First to Feature On-Resistance Ratings Down to 1.2 V in Industry's Smallest Chipscale Package
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced the industry's first p-channel power MOSFET in the industry's smallest 0.8 mm by 0.8 mm chipscale package, in addition to the first n- and p-channel devices to offer on-resistance ratings down to 1.2 V in this package size MarketWire

Herman, Keefe, Summers Elected to Online News Association Board
Members of the Online News Association (ONA), the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, elected three new members to its Board of Directors and reelected three incumbents to two-year terms. MarketWire

PBMI Survey Finds Reduced Prescription Drug Coverage and Improved Mail Pricing Common Among Employers in 2011
As employee benefit budgets remain tight, employers are adopting plan design changes that reduce drug benefit coverage and improve pricing according to findings from the 2011-2012 Prescription Drug Benefit Cost and Plan Design Report published by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI). MarketWire

IBEX Innovation Award Presented to Charles Industries
Charles Industries, Ltd., a leading provider of marine AC and DC electrical systems, announced today that the 40 amp model of its revolutionary new IMC Series™ of battery chargers has won the 2011 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Award in the Electrical Systems category MarketWire

HireVue COO to Help Businesses Modernize Hiring Processes With Digital Interviewing During GSC and Delaware SHRM Annual Conferences

Intermedia Launches Mobile App for End Users to Manage Cloud Service Settings on the Go
Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced the company's proprietary end-user control panel -- My Services -- is now available as a mobile app MarketWire

Healthient Adds New Video to SnackHealthy.Com
Healthient, Inc. (OTCBB: SNAX) announced today it has produced a new marketing video to assist its SnackHealthy brand partners in building their businesses. The new video, available to view on, and an animated video on the Company's www.getpaidtosnack MarketWire

Intersil's Dual Synchronous DC/DC Regulator Is AEC-Q100 Qualified for Automotive Applications
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), today introduced a space-saving, AEC-Q100-qualified dual synchronous step-down DC/DC regulator featuring a 2.25MHz switching frequency to minimize solution size. MarketWire

The African Venture Capital Association and Cambridge Associates Collaborate to Develop African Private Equity and Venture Capital Performance Data
The African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and Cambridge Associates have agreed to a strategic collaboration to provide extensive, independent African private equity and venture capital data to industry participants. MarketWire

Brambleton Town Center Announces New Tenants
Brambleton is happy to announce today four new retail tenants at Brambleton Town Center. Bella Ballerina, Sweet Frog and La Cucina Italiano will all open in October and Johnny Rockets has expanded into an additional storefront. MarketWire Can Save Fans a Spot to Avoid Sunday's Parking Woes
Whether it's trying to find a space at Cowboys Stadium or Rangers Ballpark, parking has always been a headache, and this Sunday could force a lot of fans to reach for the nearest aspirin. can ease their pain MarketWire

Recovery Point Extends Private Dark Fiber Cloud Network to Major Baltimore Point of Presence
Recovery Point, the leading national provider of integrated business continuity solutions to government agencies and commercial and non-profit organizations, has extended its private fiber network to a major point of presence in Baltimore. MarketWire

Existing-Home Sales Off in September but Higher Than a Year Ago
Existing-home sales were down in September on the heels of a strong gain in August, but remain well above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. MarketWire

Intersil Announces Industry's First Automotive Low Light Ambient Light Sensor for AEC-Q100 Grade 2 Applications
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), today introduced an automotive qualified ambient light sensor that can measure incident light levels down to 0.01 lux with near human eye spectral response. MarketWire

Intersil's 2.5A Buck Regulator Operates During 'Cold Crank' Conditions
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) has released a new 2.5A step-down regulator that automatically boosts the input voltage to maintain regulation. MarketWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Bringing First Ever Live 3D UFC(R) Pay-Per-View Card to Theatres Across the Nation
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) will partner with innovative digital theatrical distribution company Cinedigm Digital Cinema (NASDAQ: CIDM) for the first ever, live 3D broadcast of a UFC Pay-Per-View event when it brings its Feb. 4, 2012 fight card to upwards of 120 theatres across the nation MarketWire

eCoast to Host Social Media Forum -- Social Media for VARs: Lessons Learned From the Front Lines
eCoast, an outsourced sales and channel-marketing agency focused on high-tech clients, has announced today its plans to host an exclusive webinar on Social Media entitled, "Social Media for VARs: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines MarketWire

WatchIt Technologies Produces Podcast With Its New Major Investor
WatchIt Technologies Inc. (WTCT) (PINKSHEETS: WTCT) announced today that the company has posted a recently produced Podcast on its website featuring Danny Hyde, President of Dbar Leasing. Dbar Leasing and WTCT have recently signed a preliminary capital commitment agreement to hopefully solidify the future growth of the company. We invite all to listen to Mr MarketWire

Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific and SunTrust Lace Up to Promote Benefits of Healthy Workplace During Virgin HealthMiles' "Walk to Win" Challenge
Three Virgin HealthMiles clients and prominent Atlanta employers, Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific and SunTrust, recently came together and laced up their walking shoes to participate in the first "Walk to Win" challenge MarketWire

Does Trust Matter?
When it comes to trust, the public is accustomed to questioning the intentions of its politicians. Yet, the issue of trust pervades society more profoundly. Kenexa® (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, addresses the issue of trust in the workplace in its annual WorkTrends™ report MarketWire

Titan Energy Worldwide Announces Preliminary 3rd Quarter Financials
Titan Energy Worldwide, Inc. (OTCBB: TEWI), a leader in distributed power generation products and intelligent energy management services, released today preliminary financial results for the third quarter of 2011. The Company expects to report sales of more than $3.6 million, representing a 20% increase over revenues in the same quarter of 2010. The company will also report more than $1 MarketWire

Amarantus BioSciences Receives Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Covering MANF Discovery
Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCBB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing a first-in-class disease-modifying therapeutic protein that addresses an underlying form of cell death known as apoptosis, announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO") MarketWire

Income at Risk: Unemployment Rates Rise Sharply for People With Disabilities, Allsup Finds
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities has climbed for the fourth consecutive quarter to reach the highest rate since tracking began in 2008, according to a study by Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and Medicare plan selection services. MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems Signs Five-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Contract Extension With Tier One Wireless Carrier to Provide E9-1-1 Services
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the company has signed a five-year contract extension with a Tier One U.S. wireless carrier to provide wireless E9-1-1 services through August 2016 MarketWire

PharmStar Announces Initial Distribution Agreement for Aquaprin
PharmStar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PHAR) (the "Company") today announced that it has signed a commitment letter for a 3-year wholesale distribution agreement for its signature product line, Aquaprin. MarketWire

Blondie Connects With Fans on Banjo Social App
Social discovery mobile app Banjo and The Eleven Seven Music Group have partnered to connect Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Blondie with fans during their tour and new album release "Panic of Girls." MarketWire

American River Bankshares Reports Earnings per Share of $0.11 for the Quarter
American River Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMRB) today reported net income of $1,049,000 or fully diluted earnings per share of $0.11 for the third quarter of 2011, compared to net income of $39,000 or $0.00 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2010. For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, net income was $1,476,000 or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to $399,000 or $0 MarketWire

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Welcomes Car Enthusiasts to Hilton Head Island During the 10th Annual Concours d'Elegance
Classic car connoisseurs will converge on Hilton Head Island next weekend for the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance. The multi-day festival, which includes the Savannah Speed Classic (Oct. 28-30), Motoring Midway (Nov. 5-6) and Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 5), will culminate on Sunday, Nov MarketWire

New Energy and City of Roanoke, VA to Debut MotionPower(TM) System for Generating Sustainable Electricity From Moving Cars at the Roanoke Civic Center
New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: NENE) (PINKSHEETS: NENE) and the City of Roanoke, Virginia, today announced plans to jointly debut the Company's latest MotionPower™-Express system, capable of generating sustainable electricity from moving vehicles MarketWire

Viral Video Star Sun Drop Girl and 19-Year Old Rising Rap Star Mac Miller Top Halloween Costume Trends on ChaCha
It's that time of year when Halloween is on people's minds, especially as we draw closer to the spooky holiday on October 31st. ChaCha, the #1 free real-time question-and-answer service, has already answered over 129,000 Halloween related questions since the beginning of October and everyone wants to know what to dress up for this year. MarketWire

CosmiCube Launches SF Heroes With San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
CosmiCube, San Francisco's distinguished iPhone, iPad and Android mobile application development provider, today announced the launch of SF Heroes, a free emergency preparedness-focused mobile application created in partnership with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (SFDEM) MarketWire

Magnetic Names James Green as New Chief Executive Officer
Search retargeting leader Magnetic today announced that it has named industry veteran James Green as chief executive officer. With over two decades of executive experience within digital companies, Green has successfully led four companies to acquisition as CEO MarketWire

Fortinet(R) Named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500(TM) for Sixth Consecutive Year
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leading network security provider and worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today announced that it has been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ for the sixth consecutive year MarketWire

(NWMT) NewMarket Technology, Inc. Explores Updated Business Strategy Options, New Strategic Investment Relationships and a Change of Control
NewMarket Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NWMT) (OTCQB: NWMT) (the "Company") today announced that it is exploring new potential investment relationships and an associated change of control event MarketWire

Franklin Wireless Ranked Number 18 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500(TM)
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCBB: FKWL) today announced it ranked No. 18 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. For the five-year period measured by Deloitte, 2006 to 2010, Franklin Wireless' revenues grew 10,060 percent during this period. MarketWire

Sage Michael Introduces a Revolutionary Book About Reaching and Embracing Your Highest Potential Titled, "How To Become A SuperHero: The Ultimate Guide To The Ultimate You" Including a Foreword by Legendary Marvel Comics Icon Stan Lee
Ever since Superman debuted on the pages of Action Comics #1 in 1938, our culture has been collectively hooked on the latest adventures of our favorite superheroes in every media that's come along. MarketWire

Stevia Corp. Names Expert Agronomist as Chief Scientist for Stevia R&D in Vietnam
Stevia Corp. (OTCBB: STEV) ("Stevia Corp." or the "Company"), a farm management company focused on the economic development of Stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector, is pleased to welcome Dr. Young Cheol Cho to the position of Chief Scientist. MarketWire

eEye Announces Industry's First Vulnerability Management Solution for Virtualized Applications
eEye Digital Security, the company that provides Security in Context, today unveiled the security industry's first solution for securing virtualized applications, which is now available as part of eEye's Retina suite of products. With this release, Retina provides additional levels of security for virtualized application packages deployed via VMware's ThinApp™ technology. MarketWire

Milyoni Is Streaming Screaming Scary Movies on Facebook This Halloween
Milyoni, the leader in F-commerce and the company bringing entertainment content to Facebook, is gearing up for Halloween and announcing a brand new horror film, The Perfect House, exclusively available on Facebook starting today. In addition, Milyoni is making various classic horror titles available for rent on Facebook MarketWire

The Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce Names Helen Han as New Chief Executive Officer
The Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce (LAJCC) Board of Directors proudly names Helen Han as their new Chief Executive Officer. MarketWire

Amarone Families Introduce Latest Releases to U.S. Market
Recently, Le Famiglie dell'Amarone d'Arte (Amarone Families) educated wine industry professionals with a guided seminar and walk-around tasting at the Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue showcasing their latest Amarone releases MarketWire

Wyndham Worldwide Ranked Amongst World's Green Companies by Newsweek
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, has been ranked among the top 100 greenest companies in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine, and number one among hotels and restaurants. MarketWire

AdsWizz Carves Out Market Share in the U.S. With Over Sixty New Customers in the Online Audio Arena
AdsWizz officially carved out its share in the U.S. online audio market with the announcement of over sixty new customers. AdsWizz provides the digital audio industry's CDNs, Ad Networks, Advertisers and Online Audio Publishers with an open platform to serve targeted, multi-format advertisements to end-listeners and increase revenue by monetizing the streamed digital content. MarketWire

Running Fox Brett Gold Project Phase One Drilling Complete
Steven Schurman, P. Geol. (US), CEO, Director, reports: MarketWire

Panasonic Sponsors Security Magazine Series Highlighting Security 500 Thought Leaders
Maintaining a high profile throughout Security Week in New York, Panasonic System Networks Company of America is a sponsor of Security magazine's Thought Leadership Program as part of the Security 500 Conference November 1st, 2011. The conference is a full-day program bringing together security leaders from large organizations to focus on the business impact of security. MarketWire

Small Businesses Not Wavering in Their Overall Happiness
Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ: VPRT), a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, today announced the results of its recent "Small Business Happiness Index," a quarterly survey designed to track the pulse of small, micro businesses MarketWire

Santa Barbara Chiropractors Announce New Website to Educate Patients About Chiropractic Care and Rehabilitation
Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara announced the launch of the practice's new website, The website was redesigned to improve outreach to patients and individuals interested in learning more about chiropractic care and non-invasive, natural pain management MarketWire

Edmond Veterinarian Provides Veterinary Acupuncture for Healing and Pain Management
White Oaks Veterinary Clinic announced that the animal vet clinic is offering small animal acupuncture care. Dr. Mark Bianchi is officially certified as a veterinary acupuncturist by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) MarketWire

Market Metrix Opens Office in Barcelona to Serve Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Market Metrix, the premier source for guest and employee feedback management solutions for hospitality, has expanded its presence in Europe by opening an office in Barcelona, Spain. Leonard W. Nash, Market Metrix co-founder, and Georgina Parés, recently appointed Director of Business Development, will head the office. MarketWire

eBay Radio Interview: Mercent CEO Eric Best Discusses How Mercent Helps eBay Large Merchant Sellers Drive Stronger Online Sales Performance With Mercent Retail(TM)
Mercent™, a leading technology company that enables retailers to profitably reach and convert more shoppers online, announced today eBay Radio has featured Mercent CEO Eric Best in its latest broadcast coverage to eBay's Large Merchant Seller community. MarketWire

Quaterra Announces Two Properties Added to Goldcorp IFA; Drilling Planned During Fourth Quarter 2011
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM) today announced that Goldcorp Inc. has elected to include two properties recently acquired by the Company under the terms of the Investment Framework Agreement (IFA) signed by the two companies early in 2010. MarketWire

Kwanzoo Announces Technology Partnership With Eloqua, Delivers Cloud Connector for B2B Engagement Marketing
Kwanzoo (, the leading provider of multi-channel engagement marketing software solutions, today announced a technology partnership with Eloqua, the leading provider of on-demand Revenue Performance Management (RPM) solutions. Both companies will team up to co-present a thought leadership webinar and a customer-briefing session MarketWire

Cloudera University Launched Amidst Unprecedented Growth of Cloudera Training and Certification for Apache Hadoop
Cloudera, Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today announced the new Cloudera University brand as well as unprecedented growth in its training and certification programs. Cloudera was the first to develop an official curriculum for training and certifying developers and system administrators on Apache Hadoop in 2009 MarketWire

Australian Federal Government Grant to Study Effect of PBT2 in the Ageing Brain
Prana Biotechnology (NASDAQ: PRAN) (ASX: PBT) today announced Dr. Paul Adlard, Head of The Synaptic Neurobiology Laboratory at The Mental Health Research Institute and Prana research scientist, has been awarded an NHMRC* Project Grant to study the benefits of PBT2 and other compounds in age-related cognitive impairment MarketWire

Send Word Now Hires New Senior Vice President of Sales, Adding Wealth of Experience to Its Sales Team
Send Word Now, the leading provider of on-demand alerting, response, and incident management services, announced today the hire of Ann Chamberlin as Senior Vice President of Sales. Chamberlin has joined the Send Word Now team in order to assist with the company's continued robust growth around the world. MarketWire

TheraBiogen, Inc. Announces Launch of Direct Marketing Program With ECAP Capital for Thera Max(TM) Cold and Flu
TheraBiogen, Inc. (OTCBB: TRAB), a manufacturer and distributor of homeopathic nasal sprays for aiding in the relief of allergies, cold and flu symptoms and migraine headaches, announced today that it has entered into a Direct Marketing Agreement (DMA) with ECAP Capital, LLC ("ECAP"). MarketWire

T-System Welcomes Robert J. Bunker to Board of Directors
T-System, Inc., the industry leader in clinical workflow and documentation solutions for emergency medicine, today named Robert J. Bunker to its Board of Directors. The senior business executive and highly decorated, retired U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps officer brings more than 30 years of commercial and military healthcare experience to T-System's Board of Directors. MarketWire

Capital Product Partners L.P. Announces Long Term Fixed Rate Period Employment With Profit Share Arrangements for Three of Its Crude Tanker Vessels
Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) ("CPLP" or the "Partnership") today announced that it has secured long term fixed rate time charter employment with profit share arrangements for one of its VLCCs and two of its Suezmaxes currently trading in the spot market. MarketWire

AMD and BlueStacks Join Forces to Bring Android Apps to x86-Based Tablets and PCs
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced an investment in BlueStacks, a venture-backed firm developing innovative software. BlueStacks has introduced a solution to enable Android applications to run fast and full-screen on Microsoft Windows®-based devices. MarketWire

Ramtron Appoints Scott Emley as Vice President of Marketing
Ramtron International Corporation, (NASDAQ: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of low-power nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, today announced the appointment of Scott Emley as vice president of marketing. Reporting to Ramtron's CEO, Eric Balzer, Mr MarketWire

SEI Global Wealth Services Selected to Support ARIA Growth Ambitions
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) announced today that it has been selected as a strategic partner to ARIA Capital Management to support their discretionary investment management services through its Global Wealth Services solution. MarketWire

Charles & Colvard, Ltd. to Host Third Quarter Conference Call on Thursday, October 27, 2011
Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTHR), the sole manufacturer of created moissanite gemstones, The Most Brilliant Jewel in the World®, today announced that it will host an investor conference call to discuss its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2011 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, October 27, 2011 MarketWire

Precision Conversions Receives Conformity Aircraft for 757-200PCC Combi Program
Precision Conversions, LLC (Precision) is pleased to announce that in continuation of the 757-200PCC Combi program, the company has received the conformity aircraft from Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG) MarketWire

Seabridge Gold's Sulphurets Deposit Continues to Grow
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Derycz Scientific's Leadership Aggressively Focused on Helping Pharma Companies Manage Content Efficiently and Cost-Effectively
Derycz Scientific, Inc. (OTCBB: DYSC) describes itself as "The Information Logistics Company MarketWire

MEDL Mobile Files Patent for Proprietary "Recommendation Engine" Technology
MEDL Mobile Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: MEDL), a leader in mobile apps development, announced today that it has filed a patent application for proprietary recommendation engine technology with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. MarketWire

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire BNI Video
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced its intent to acquire privately-held BNI Video. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., BNI Video supplies service providers with two major video products that offer video back-office and content delivery network (CDN) analytic capabilities MarketWire

GeoTrust Launches Web Site Anti-Malware Scan Exclusively Through Channel
Few things can kill trust for a web site faster than visitors discovering that the site infected them with hidden malware. To help reduce this risk, GeoTrust today introduced its Web Site Anti-Malware Scan, a cost effective cloud service that quickly identifies malware to protect web site visitors and owners alike available exclusively through Channel Partners. MarketWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. Announces Closing of Non-Recourse Financing
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema, today announced the closing of its previously announced non-recourse financing facility as well as the commitment to immediately deploy approximately 1,000 Cinedigm-Certified™ screens across four exhibitor partners. The funding is provided by Cinedigm's $77 MarketWire

ERF Wireless Continues to Grow Its Banking Sector Revenue in Addition to WISP and Oil and Gas Revenues
MarketWire to Release Launch Date of Version 2.0, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SEEK) today released call in details for its Investor Conference Call scheduled to take place after the market closes today. During the call, management will provide a year to date business review as well as release the launch date and additional details of its highly anticipated second generation Local business portal. MarketWire

Space Systems/Loral Built ViaSat-1 Broadband Satellite Successfully Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) (NASDAQ: LORL), the world's leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the ViaSat-1 broadband satellite, built for ViaSat Inc., is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan MarketWire

BrightRoll Study Finds Digital Video Gaining Momentum Among UK Advertisers; Campaign Dollars Continue to Follow Audiences Online
BrightRoll, the leading provider of online video advertising services, today released the results of its inaugural UK agency survey. The survey stems from the annual BrightRoll US agency survey, with the goal of gathering new information from leading UK-based media buyers and advertising agency executives MarketWire

TriNet Leverages Symantec Security and Information Management Software to Protect and Manage Its Physical and Virtual Environments
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that TriNet, a provider of human resources services to startups and small businesses, uses a combination of Symantec security, backup, archiving and eDiscovery software solutions as key components of its governance, risk and compliance (GRC) policy and to facilitate its migration to virtual servers MarketWire

Tech Council of Maryland Launches Online Career Center
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland's largest technology and biotechnology association with nearly 500 members employing more than 250,000 in the region, announces the launch of CORE -- Career Opportunities and Resources -- an online career center designed to bring together jobseekers and technology companies in Maryland. MarketWire

NASM Launches "NASM Futures" Program Aimed at Career Technical Schools in Arizona
The National Academy of Sports Medicine® (NASM ®), the global leader in personal trainer certification, corrective exercise and sports performance training, has announced the development of the NASM Futures program. MarketWire

Methode Electronics, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2012 and Fiscal 2013 Sales and Earnings Guidance
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced sales and earnings guidance for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. MarketWire

ADP AdvancedMD Receives Healthcare Heroes Accolade From Utah Business Magazine
ADP® AdvancedMD, a leader in all-in-one, cloud electronic health record (EHR), practice management, medical scheduling software, and billing applications for medical practices and medical billing services, today announced that it has been honored with a 2011 Utah Business Magazine Healthcare Heroes award MarketWire

New Study Shows Soy Protein -- But Not Milk Protein or Carbohydrate -- Improves Lipid Profile in Healthy Individuals
A new study published online in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that soy protein compared to dairy milk protein supplementation improves the lipid profile in healthy individuals. This study investigated the effect of soy and milk protein supplementation on lipids compared with carbohydrate among healthy adults MarketWire

kCura Ranked Number 42 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500
kCura today announced they ranked 42nd on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in North America. kCura is also the 14th-highest ranked software company on the list and the highest-ranked Chicago-based company. The company grew 3,235 percent from 2006 to 2010. MarketWire

Cadence Demonstrates the Power of Ecosystem Collaboration at ARM Technology Conference
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) MarketWire

YouTube Integrates WeVideo Editing Platform
WeVideo (, the first company to offer a full featured, cloud-based, collaborative video editing platform, today announced its integration with YouTube. With forty-eight hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube will offer the integrated WeVideo editing platform, allowing their users to create compelling video stories from their previously unedited and varied content MarketWire

PolyRemedy Launches Mobile PWS(TM) to Further Enable Wound Management at the Point of Care
PolyRemedy®, a provider of integrated wound management systems, today announced the launch of its Mobile Personalized Woundcare System™ (Mobile PWS™). Mobile PWS™ enables caregivers to use this innovative system in the field and at the point of care without the need for Internet connectivity. MarketWire

Startup Companies Leading Transition to Online Business Activities, According to Kauffman Report
The Internet's profound effect on how U.S. businesses operate is even more pronounced among young companies, according to a research report released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation MarketWire

Gentex Reports Record Third Quarter Net Sales and Net Income
Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based driver-assist systems for the automotive industry, commercial fire protection products and dimmable aircraft windows, today reported record financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2011. MarketWire

Teleran(C) to Sponsor Big Data Analytics on System z Spotlight Session at IBM Information on Demand 2011 Conference
Teleran Technologies, a leading provider of business intelligence (BI) and data warehouse management software and an IBM (NYSE: IBM) PartnerWorld member, announced today the company's sponsorship of a Spotlight Session focusing on addressing the best practices and challenges of delivering big data analytics on System z MarketWire

Bell Canada Selects Juniper Networks' Single Tier Data Center Solution to Deliver Next Generation Cloud Services
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, and Bell Canada, the largest communications company in Canada, today announced that Bell will offer its Managed Services hosting customers the most versatile, high performance and cost effective data center solutions on the market by implementing Juniper Networks® QFabric™ architecture MarketWire

Results of an Extensive Safety Review of the $19 Billion U.S. Statin Drug Class
AdverseEvents, Inc. utilized RxFilter™, its proprietary data aggregation and refinement process, to conduct a class-wide safety comparison of marketed statin drugs with data from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) database MarketWire

WeVideo Spurs Creative Video for Social Change
Contact Summit -- WeVideo (, the first company to offer a full featured, cloud-based collaborative video editing platform, is serving as the primary video creation platform for social change during Contact Summit, taking place this week in New York City MarketWire

Callout and Resource Management Expert ARCOS, Inc. Extends Contracts
Since the beginning of 2011, seven utility companies have renewed contracts with ARCOS, Inc. to use the Ohio-based software maker's internet-based automated callout and resource management system. MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: 6th Annual Marcel Media Seminar Featuring Google and Threadless Online Apparel Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011
WHAT:"Dynamic Digital Marketing" is the 6th Annual Marcel Media Seminar. This year the half-day seminar will feature industry leaders in search marketing, social media, email marketing and conversion rate optimization as they share tips, trends, best practices and innovative techniques MarketWire

New World Systems Will Demonstrate Solutions for Enhanced Decision Making and Communication at IACP 2011
New World Systems is enhancing decision making, access to mission-critical information and communication for Public Safety Agencies across the country MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Provides Williston Basin Operations Update
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrC) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrD) (the "Company" or "Magnum Hunter") provided a drilling, operational, and production update today on the activities of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Williston Hunter Canada, Inc., PRC Williston LLC, and Williston Hunter Inc. ("Williston Hunter") MarketWire

FLIR Systems Announces Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Revenue was $371.3 million, up 12% compared to third quarter 2010 revenue of $332.5 million. Operating income in the third quarter was $85.4 million, compared to $85 MarketWire

Feldman Mall Properties, Inc. Announces Closing Date Extension for Preferred Shares Repurchase Agreement; Directors and Officers Compensation Update
Feldman Mall Properties, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMLP) made the following announcements: MarketWire

Nokia Q3 2011 net sales EUR 9.0 billion, non-IFRS EPS EUR 0.03 (reported EPS EUR -0.02)
Strong operating cash flow and liquidity position with net cash of EUR 5.1billion at end of Q3 2011Nokia CorporationInterim reportOctober 20, 2011 at 13.00 (CET+1)This is a summary of the third quarter 2011 interim report published today.Thecomplete third quarter 2011 interim report with tables is available at MarketWire

Nyxio(R) Introduces New Products to University of Oregon

Titan Pharmaceuticals Announces Probuphine Presentation at American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP) today announced that Walter Ling, M.D. will make a presentation about Probuphine™ and prescription drug abuse at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) State of the Art Course in Addiction Medicine on October 27, 2011 at 4 p.m. ET in Washington DC. Dr MarketWire

Radient Pharmaceuticals Announces Dismissal of Lawsuit on Its CIT Cancer Therapeutic Technology
Radient Pharmaceuticals Corporation "the Company" or "Radient" (OTCQX: RXPC) (PINKSHEETS: RXPC), a developer and marketer of In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) cancer tests, today announced that the lawsuits filed against Radient Pharmaceuticals regarding rights to its Combination Immune Technology (CIT) cancer vaccine technology have been dismissed. MarketWire

IntelliCell BioSciences Announces Study Published in The Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry
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 a study published regarding the efficacy of IntelliCell's proprietary SVF in the treatment of gum recession. MarketWire

DineEquity Names Vice President, Government Affairs
DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN), parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, today announced the appointment of Daniel Colegrove to the new position of vice president, government affairs. He joins the company effective immediately and is based in Washington, D.C. MarketWire

The Online Trust Alliance Announces 2011 Online Trust Leadership Award Winners
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced the winners of the 2011 Online Trust Leadership Awards Program. This year's award recipients were honored on Wednesday, October 19th, at a special awards session during the 6th Annual Online Trust Forum. MarketWire

Comba Selected as the Wireless 2G and 3G Coverage Solution Supplier for Hukou to Freeway No.2 Tunnel Section on Taiwan High Speed Rail
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited ("Comba" or the "Group," Hong Kong Stock code: 2342), a global leading wireless solutions provider, announced that it has been selected to design and deliver the multi-operator, multi-system wireless network for the Hukou to Freeway No.2 Tunnel section of the Taiwan High Speed Rail MarketWire

Packaging Leaders Crown Holdings, Sonoco Succeed in Tough Third-Quarter 2011 for Industry, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Despite a challenging market, leading U.S MarketWire

Caterpillar Under Way on $50 Million Plant Expansion in North Dakota, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Incorporated (NYSE:CAT) (Peoria, Illinois) is expanding its remanufacturing facility in West Fargo, North Dakota. When complete, the expanded plant will support the growing demand for drive train components for large off-highway trucks and mining equipment. MarketWire

More Biofuel Facilities Under Development in Indonesia, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources East Asia (Kofu-shi, Japan) -- World biofuel production is expected to double by 2015. Countries around the world have been actively boosting their production capacities to meet national requirements. In Southeast Asia, Indonesia plans to incorporate biofuel to account for at least 10% of energy production in the power generation and industrial sectors MarketWire

KEMROK(TM) Setting New Durability Standards in Corrosion Resistant Concrete
CERATECH, Inc., the manufacturer of high-performance cements for durable concrete in extreme conditions, has released test results that show KEMROK™ cement withstands acid attack. The results support what 11 major petrochemical companies already know: concrete made with KEMROK™ is much more durable in their production facilities MarketWire

NCSBN Launches Newly Designed and Enhanced Website
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) has launched a newly designed and enhanced website at MarketWire

US Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that it will release financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 prior to the market open. MarketWire

NimbleCommerce Announces Ground-Breaking Entry to UK Market; Platform Chosen by More Than a Dozen Leading Publishers
NimbleCommerce, an enterprise local commerce and group-buying platform, today announced that it has signed new deals that establish its leadership in the UK signing more than a dozen preeminent UK media properties which will be rolling out sites driven by NimbleCommerce's local commerce and daily deals platform MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Honours Legrand With Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Uninterruptible Power Supplies
The 2011 Frost & Sullivan Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Product Differentiation Excellence Award in Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) is presented to Legrand. MarketWire

Suntron Corporation Celebrates Suntron de Mexico 30th Anniversary Event
Suntron Corporation, an industry leader of electronics manufacturing services and embedded computing solutions, announced they celebrated their 30th anniversary on October 14th, 2011, at their Tijuana, Mexico manufacturing facility. Present for the ceremony were Suntron executives and employees, along with Tijuana, San Diego, and Baja California officials. MarketWire

Marijuana, Inc. (HEMP.PK) Retains Eric Littman as Securities Attorney
Marijuana, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HEMP) announced today the retention of Eric P. Littman, an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Florida, to represent Marijuana, Inc. Mr. Littman graduated Cum Laude from the University Of Miami School Of Law in 1979. Since then, he has engaged in the private practice of law, with a concentration in corporate securities law and reverse mergers. Mr MarketWire

DSM - repurchase of shares (13 - 19 October 2011)
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciencesand Materials Sciences company, hasrepurchased 545,760 of its own shares in the period from 13 October 2011 uptoand including 19 October 2011 at an average price of EUR37.15. This is inaccordance with the repurchase, covering existing option plans, announcedon 7September 2011. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR20.3 million. MarketWire

Ericsson reports third quarter results
Third quarter Second quarter Nine monthsSEK b. 2011(1) 2010(2) Change 2011(1) Change 2011(1) 2010(2) ChangeNet sales 55.5 47.5 17% 54.8 1% 163.3 140.6 16%Gross margin 35.0% 39.0% - 37.8% - 37.1% 38.9% -EBITA marginexcl JVs 13.4% 15.8% - 11.4% - 13.0% 14 MarketWire

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ): Interim Report January - September, 2011
Product growth and operating expensecontrols evident in the quarter, lowergross margin mainly due to currency and plant maintenance. MarketWire

FRO - Sale of Vessel and Termination of Charter
Frontline Ltd. ("Frontline" or"Company") has entered into an agreement to sellits 1994-built Suezmax tanker Front Fighter. Delivery to the newowner isexpected to take place in October 2011. The sale will result in a netcashoutflow of approximately $3.0 million, after repayment of bank debt,and theCompany expects to record a loss of approximately $27.0 million. MarketWire

Galderma Announces Positive Phase 2b Results for Investigational Compound Targeting Redness of Rosacea
Galderma Pharma, S.A., today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 2b trial that evaluated the efficacy and safety of CD07805/47, a proprietary topical gel under investigation for treating patients with moderate to severe facial erythema (redness) of rosacea MarketWire

Metso to supply pulp line for production of chemical cellulose for Sappi's Ngodwana mill in South Africa
Metso Corporation's press release on October 20, 2011 at 09:00 a.m. local time Metso will supply a new fiberline for chemical cellulose for Sappi's Ngodwanamill in South Africa. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2013. Thevalue of the order will not be disclosed MarketWire

Barry Callebaut AG : Previous year's restated figures due to the divestiture of the Consumer Products business
Barry Callebaut AG /Barry Callebaut AG : Previous year's restated figures due to thedivestiture ofthe Consumer Products business. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

AkzoNobel Performance Improvement Program to Deliver EUR500mn EBITDA
October 20, 2011 MarketWire

AkzoNobel publishes Q3 2011 results

ThinkFlood Names Idesis Exclusive Distribution Partner in Turkey
ThinkFlood, maker of RedEye, the world's first universal remote control for tablets, smartphones and computers, has partnered with leading distributor Idesis Muhendislik to bring the RedEye controls to Turkey. MarketWire

Intergraph(R) to Present Pipe Stress For Pipers Technical Brief on October 27th at the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED) Annual Meeting in Houston
Intergraph's David Diehl, P.E., will present a Pipe Stress For Pipers technical brief on October 27, 2011 during the SPED 31st Annual General Business Meeting at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor Hotel in Houston, Texas USA MarketWire

Teledyne DALSA Launches BOA Pro for Industrial Inspection Applications
Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a global leader in machine vision technology, will launch its new BOA™ Pro smart camera at Vision China 2011 (booth A028) from October 26-28, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China MarketWire

eMamba International Corp. (EMBA) Announces Shareholder Conference Call
eMamba International Corp. (PINK SHEETS: EMBA), an emerging provider of cloud-based business software and after-sales customer services, is pleased to invite our shareholders to participate in a telephone conference call focusing on key recent developments in our sales, operations and financing. The call will also address our goals and plans for the immediate and long-term future. MarketWire

FNB Bancorp Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend 2011
FNB Bancorp (OTCBB: FNBG), the holding company for First National Bank of Northern California, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of six cents per share on the Company's Common Stock totaling approximately $200,368.08. The dividend is payable on November 18, 2011 to shareholders of record as of October 31, 2011 MarketWire

The Greater China Fund, Inc. (NYSE: GCH) Announces Final Results of Tender Offer
The Greater China Fund, Inc. (NYSE: GCH) ( the "Fund") announced today that in accordance with the Fund's tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for up to 6,067,002 of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, which expired October 14, 2011, the Fund has accepted 6,067,002 shares for payment at $11 MarketWire

Central Bancorp, Inc. Declares Quarterly Common Stock Cash Dividend
Central Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEBK) (the "Company") today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly common stock cash dividend of five ($0.05) cents per share, payable on or about November 18, 2011 to stockholders of record on November 4, 2011. MarketWire

Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Announces Dividend Declaration and Earnings Release Calendar
Merchants Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBVT), the parent company of Merchants Bank, announced that its Board of Directors declared today, October 20, 2011, a dividend of 28 cents per share, payable November 17, 2011, to shareholders of record as of November 3, 2011. Merchants plans to release earnings on or about October 25, 2011. MarketWire

Con Edison Declares Common Stock Dividend
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) today declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents a share on its common stock, payable December 15, 2011, to stockholders of record as of November 16, 2011. MarketWire

Washington Federal Reports Quarterly Net Income of $30.7 Million and $111.1 Million for the Fiscal Year
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFSL),parent company of Washington Federal, today announced earnings of$30,666,000 or $.28 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30,2011, compared to $15,963,000 or $.14 per diluted share for the same periodone year ago, a $14.7 million or 92% increase MarketWire

SFL - Sale of vessel and charter termination compensation from Frontline

Cytec Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results As-Adjusted Continuing EPS of $1.10 per Diluted Share Updates Full Year 2011 Guidance
WOODLAND PARK, N.J., October 20, 2011 -- Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT) announced today net earnings for the third quarter 2011 of $47.9 million or $0.98 per diluted share on net sales of $778 million.   Included in the quarter is a special item from continuing operations of $6.0 million of net expense after-tax or $0.12 per diluted share and is outlined further in this release GlobeNewswire

Cytec Declares Quarterly Dividend
Woodland Park, New Jersey, October 20, 2011 - Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) announced today that the company's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on the common stock of the company, payable on November 25, 2011 to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2011. GlobeNewswire

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