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Microsoft mulling fresh $18bln bid for Yahoo
Software giant Microsoft is considering making another bid for Yahoo over three years after its first offer failed to buy the internet firm. ANI

Omnicare Comments on Proposed CMS Changes Related to Consultant Pharmacists
OMNICARE COMMENTS ON POTENTIAL CMS CHANGES RELATED TO CONSULTANT PHARMACISTSCOVINGTON, Ky., October 6, 2011 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE:OCR) today commented on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) request for comments regarding its consideration of changes to the Conditions of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities released on October 3, 2011 ACN Newswire

MHI Receives Large-scale Fertilizer Plant Order to Produce Ammonia and Urea in Malaysia, a Joint Project with APEX Energy, Malaysia and REKIND of Indonesia
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with APEX Energy Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, and PT Rekayasa Industri (REKIND) in Indonesia, has received an order from PETRONAS Chemical Fertilizer Sabah Sdn. Bhd. (PCFSSB) for a project to construct a large-scale ammonia/urea fertilizer plant ACN Newswire

Preview for the Private Banker International 21st PBI Wealth Summit & Awards Gala Dinner 13-14 October 2011 in Singapore
The crisis in the eurozone, the accelerating flow of wealth to Asia from the West and the rise of vibrant private banking centres like Singapore will be among the major discussion themes for the 21st Private Banker International Wealth Summit, the world's oldest-established private banking symposium ACN Newswire

Constellation Purchases Remaining Portion of Iconic Ruffino Wine Business
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VMS Ventures (TSXV:VMS) Placed on Dundee Capital Markets' Watch List Following Recent Drill Results - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 5, 2011 - VMS Ventures (TSXV:VMS) has been placed on Dundee Capital Markets' watch list, following recent drill results ACN Newswire

Analysts' Alka Singh (Jennings Capital), & Rob Chang (Versant Partners), Discuss Uranium Sector and Fission Energy (TSXV:FIS) as a Potential Takeover Target in Interviews with Investmentpitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, October 5, 2011 - Research analysts' Alka Singh of Jennings Capital, and Rob Chang of Versant Partners, discuss the uranium sector and potential takeover targets in interviews with InvestmentPitch's Tara Sweder. Alka describes the strong fundamentals for uranium, emphasizing the supply shortfall ACN Newswire

Hays - Towards a Senior Finance/Accountancy Role in Japan: The Skills You Need to Succeed
Japan's Financial Services Agency's delay to the country's transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is leading to a rise in demand for accountants here among multinational organizations, says recruiting experts Hays ACN Newswire

Call for Applications: Keiretsu Forum Announces San Francisco Angel Capital Expo
Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment community will hold its upcoming Angel Capital Expo on November 17, 2011 from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Partner ECE Design Adds New Staff and Expands Houston Office to Support Intergraph CADWorx(R), CAESAR II(R) and PV Elite(R) Market
Intergraph announced today that ECE Design, Global Network Partner for Intergraph CADWorx & Analysis Solutions, has added new staff and has relocated to a larger Houston office in its continued effort to support the growing market for Intergraph's popular plant design and engineering analysis solutions MarketWire

Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality Expands Farm-to-School Program to $2.5 Million in Local Produce
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) through its primary food provider, Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, announces the largest farm-to-school program in the Midwest, with more than $2.5 million in fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from regional producers and growers. Cristina Foods, Inc MarketWire

American Gaming Systems Gains Regulatory Approval of New Roadrunner(TM) Platform and New Game Titles
American Gaming Systems (AGS), a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of gaming machines with more than 8,000 units in operation, announced today that: MarketWire

Red Hawk Casino Pays Out $41,002 Slot Jackpot
Red Hawk Casino proved to be a lucky stop for Shirley, a local Placerville Rewards Club member. She said she had stopped into the casino on Wednesday, Oct. 5 just for some fun. She had been playing some of her favorite slot games and sat down at a $1 Black Gold Wild slot machine. It was only 20 minutes later when the Quick Hit symbols lined up and lights started flashing MarketWire

Kyushu Electric Performs Emergency Shutdown of Unit 4 at Genkai Nuclear Power Station, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources East Asia (Kofu-shi, Japan) -- On Tuesday, Kyushu Electric Power Company Incorporated (TYO:9508) (Kyuden) (Fukuoka, Japan) reported that it was forced to shut down Unit 4 at Genkai nuclear power station. The unplanned shutdown comes in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi accident and brings Japan's nuclear fleet to 10 operational reactors MarketWire

US Highland to Sponsor UFC 136 Main Event -- Edgar vs Maynard III
US Highland, Inc. (OTCBB: UHLN) is pleased to announce it was granted a sponsorship opportunity in the Main Event with Gray Maynard at the upcoming UFC 136 on October 8th, 2011. The event will be broadcast live to a global audience from the Houston Texas Honda Center. MarketWire

Notre Dame Honors the 100th Birthday of President Reagan by Participating in Reagan Centennial National Football Coin Toss
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will honor the 100th birthday of President Reagan by tossing a Ronald Reagan Centennial Commemorative Coin prior to their game this Saturday. The Irish will join over 7,000 High School, College, and NFL football teams across America participating in the Ronald Reagan Centennial National Football Coin Toss -- including hundreds of High Schools and colleges in Indiana MarketWire

Autumn Skincare Current Trends: "Skincare-News.com" Presents a List of Helpful Tips for Fall Moisturizers
Women differ greatly in their skin types, which means that choosing the right moisturizer for fall can be a difficult task. Skincare-News.com's latest article, "The Fall Switch-Up Part 3: Your Ideal Autumn Moisturizer," helps women find the moisturizer that's perfect for their skin -- one that isn't too heavy, doesn't trigger acne and provides just the right amount of hydration. MarketWire

Whiterock REIT Launches New Investor Relations Website
Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust ("Whiterock") (TSX: WRK.UN) announced today that it launched a new investor relations website, designed and managed by SNL Financial, a leading global provider of real estate information services. MarketWire

Wanger to Keynote ACWA Conference
Newly retired U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger will be the keynote speaker at a Dec. 1 luncheon program during ACWA's 2011 Fall Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim. MarketWire

E FUN Introduces Apple-Compatible APEN A4 Digital Pen for iPhone and iPad
E FUN, a consumer electronics marketer of fun, lifestyle products, announced the latest APEN Digital Pen -- the A4 for iPad and iPhone users. An app-based accessory, the APEN allows users to write freely on any paper or notebook, and have their notes simultaneously sent to their Apple product via 30-pin cable MarketWire

NW Natural Ranks Second in the West for Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates
Northwest Natural Gas Company, dba NW Natural (NYSE: NWN), has earned the second highest overall score in the Western U.S. among large utilities according to the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Gas Utility Residential Customer Study(SM). This marks the eighth consecutive year the company has ranked among the best in the West MarketWire

Dime Community Bancshares to Release Earnings on October 27, 2011
Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCOM) (the "Company"), the parent company of The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh ("Dime"), today announced that the Company expects to release its earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 after the close of the U.S. equity markets on Thursday, October 27, 2011. MarketWire

The Michael Group, a Female Owned and Operated Chicago Video Production Company, Acquires Lauren Dewhirst, a Former VP of Edelman
In an expansion bid, The Michael Group has recently acquired a PR specialist, Lauren Dewhirst, who previously served as the VP/Deputy Director at Edelman, a global public relations firm. Lauren joins The Michael Group as a Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications, thus further increasing the company's PR and corporate video potential MarketWire

Clinical Trial Demonstrates Safety and Efficacy of Wound-Healing Treatment
Kerecis, the emerging tissue-regeneration company, has successfully completed the first human clinical trial of its MariGen Lipid Collagen Matrix. MarketWire

Baltimore City Shifts Into High Gear Using Envista Enterprise ROW Coordination for Successful Grand Prix Through Downtown Streets
Envista Corporation, the world's leading provider of enterprise right-of-way (ROW) coordination solutions via the web, today announced that the City of Baltimore, Md. used the Envista Enterprise ROW Coordination Platform to coordinate paving projects, road closures, detours and variable message signs for the City of Baltimore's inaugural Grand Prix auto race MarketWire

Steve's Sendoff-A Tribute To Steve Jobs From His Fans
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Moen Honored as a 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense(R) Excellence Award Winner
Moen, the number one faucet brand in North America, has been selected as a 2011 WaterSense® Excellence Award winner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The company was chosen for this honor based on its significant efforts to advance the WaterSense mission through participation and collaboration in promotional events MarketWire

ITT Awards KBOSSS Subcontract to The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW-MFA) today announced a definitive agreement with ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) to manage the EMS system on the U.S. Military facilities in Kuwait, a subcontract valued at an estimated $76 million. The agreement is part of the Kuwait Base Operations & Security Support Services (KBOSSS) contract, awarded to ITT by the U.S MarketWire

Mayor Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Light the Way to Connect Philadelphia to the Delaware River
This evening, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) officially lit the first phase of the Race Street Connector Project, a combination of design elements and public art built to enhance the quality and the ease of access from Old City to the Race Street Pier and the riverfront MarketWire

Chef & Photographer Join Forces to Envision New Art Form
For Tiberio Simone and Matt Freedman, two of the most beautiful things in the world are food and the human body -- not necessarily in that order. MarketWire

Parvus Named One of Utah's Fastest Growing Companies
Parvus announced today it has been named one of Utah's 100 fastest growing companies by MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN), Utah's largest business networking organization. In today's awards ceremony at the Grand America Hotel, Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert recognized Parvus for ranking the 91st fastest growing company in the state MarketWire

Meru President and CEO Announces Transition Plan
Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERU), the leader in virtualized 802.11 enterprise wireless networking, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Ihab Abu-Hakima will transition out of the company during the next six months. Mr MarketWire

Liberator, Inc. Announces the Divestiture of Web Merchants, Inc. and Management Changes
Liberator, Inc. (OTCQB: LUVU) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of Web Merchants, Inc. ("Web Merchants") to an entity controlled by the President of Web Merchants, Fred Petrenko. MarketWire

Luxury Institute's Wealth and Luxury Trends 2012 and Beyond
The luxury industry enters the last quarter of 2011 with some degree of uncertainty as it prepares for 2012 MarketWire

Scrubs & Beyond Reveals Winter Catalog 2011
This week Scrubs & Beyond, a leader in the medical scrubs industry, unveiled their 2011 winter catalog. From head-to-toe, trend setting scrub tops to fashion nursing clogs, Scrubs & Beyond presents the latest fashion trends for fall and winter in their much anticipated catalog. Since they know scrubs like no one else, here is a look at the fashions they love now. MarketWire

Gold Resource Corporation Increases Third Quarter Production by 87%
Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE Amex: GORO) confirms its record production forecast for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 with preliminary production results of approximately 25,200 ounces precious metal gold equivalent (AuEq), which is the highest number of quarterly ounces produced to date and is approximately an 87% increase from the previous quarter MarketWire

Consulting Magazine Achievement Awards Honors Standout Women Leaders
Even though women make up just about a quarter of the consulting profession, their collective impact is exponentially larger. Every day, all across the consulting profession, women are breaking barriers and blazing trails MarketWire

NRRA Honors Len Crouse
Leonard D. Crouse, former Director of Captive Insurance in Vermont and a leading spokesman for the captive insurance industry, received the Karen Cutts Visionary Award of the National Risk Retention Association at its annual conference MarketWire

Michael Phelps to Make GameStop Appearance Oct 12th in NYC to Celebrate the Launch of "Michael Phelps: Push the Limit" Video Game
To celebrate the launch of "Michael Phelps: Push the Limit" on Kinect for Xbox 360, Michael Phelps will be stopping at GameStop in Union Square NYC. We invite you to meet the legend himself at the store. MarketWire

Elsass Elected NRRA Chairman
In the news release, "Elsass Elected NRRA Chairman," issued earlier today by National Risk Retention Association, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the third paragraph should read "In accepting the Chair, Elsass commended Braley and the NRRA Board for leadership over the past year.. MarketWire

Audio Video Systems Named the Top Small Technology Company in Washington, D.C. Region
Audio Video Systems (AVS), a design, engineering and systems integration firm, has been named the No. 1 Small Technology Company in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region for 2011 by the Washington Business Journal. MarketWire

Escape Studios' VFX and Compositing Classes Starting in November
Escape Studios, one of the most successful and well-respected CG academies in the world, announced today that it will begin holding classes in Visual Effects and Compositing starting November 7, 2011 at its Santa Monica Campus. MarketWire

Wireless Age Announces Combined September 2011 Revenue Numbers
Wireless Age Communications, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: WLSA) ("Wireless Age" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the combined revenue for the month of September for Enwise Home Services, Ontario Consumers Home Services and OC Communications Group Inc., was approximately $1.9 Million pushing YTD revenue over $8 Million. MarketWire

Get Cooking With Celebrity Chef Debbie Lee at William Lyon Homes' Canopy Lane and Augusta Neighborhoods
OC foodies will have the opportunity to get cooking with celebrity chef Debbie Lee, one of the finalists for "The Next Food Network Star" and a rising luminary in the culinary world. William Lyon Homes is hosting this charismatic TV personality for a special cooking demonstration at its Canopy Lane neighborhood on October 8th and Augusta on October 15th MarketWire

Employees at TopLine Federal Credit Union Named Statewide Louise Herring Winners
The employees of TopLine Federal Credit Union have been recognized for extraordinary service to credit union members with the Minnesota statewide Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award MarketWire

Highpower International, Inc. Appoints Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk as New Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium batteries and related products, today announced that it has engaged Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk (MarcumBP) as the Company's new independent registered public accounting firm replacing Highpower International's previous independent auditor, Dominic K.F. Chan & Co MarketWire

Summer Infant(R) and the March of Dimes(R) Announce National Partnership
Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SUMR), a leading developer and distributor of juvenile health, safety, and wellness products is proud to announce that they have become a National Partner of the March of Dimes MarketWire

Clorox EVP - CFO Dan Heinrich to Retire; Steve Robb Named SVP - CFO
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced the following changes: MarketWire

NWP Services Corporation Introduces GreenSMART Purchasing With MRO Manager Solution
NWP Services Corporation (NWP), a leading provider of smart solutions to lower operating and utility costs to the multifamily housing industry, today announced the introduction of the GreenSMART purchasing options within the company's MRO Manager eProcurement solution MarketWire

Street Design Manual Will Help Cities Build Healthier Communities
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's RENEW LA County initiative is debuting a Model Design Manual for Living Streets to expand opportunities for people to bicycle and walk as part of an obesity prevention effort. MarketWire

Jennings Social Media Marketing Launches QR Code & SMS Campaign for Frank Ancona Honda
Jennings Social Media Marketing (JSMM) announced today it will manage Frank Ancona Honda's mobile marketing rollout which includes text messaging and QR codes for the Olathe car dealership (www.jenningssocialmedia.com). MarketWire

GuestLogix' Onboard Retail Solution 'Goes Live' With Garuda Indonesia to Power New Onboard Duty Free Program
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI) ("GuestLogix" or the "Company"), the leading global provider of onboard store technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, announces the launch of its onboard retail technology platform to support Garuda Indonesia's new onboard duty-free program in conjunction with Rodamas Group, GuestLogix' Asia-Pacific duty-free partner. MarketWire

Metiscan, Inc. (MTIZ.PK) Plans to Change Name to Aclor International Holding, Inc.
Metiscan, Inc. (the "Company"), publicly traded on the Pink Sheets (PINKSHEETS: MTIZ), announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the Company's plan to change its name to Aclor International Holding, Inc. The new name best reflects the Company's going forward vision and strategy as an international supplier of goods to the consumer and office supplies market. MarketWire

Nixle Implements Advanced Security Features
Nixle, LLC, a free provider of informational communication services between government agencies and the communities they serve, today announced the implementation of advanced security features that further boost identity certification procedures MarketWire

cMoney Acquiring Core Beta Platform
cMoney, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CMEY) is a Houston-based company that is at the forefront of global mobile phone-based payments and money transfers, while using the POS and ATM payment systems. The cMoney solution utilizes secure patent pending technology for mobile phone users, retailers, and financial institutions, which continues to innovate and strengthen the cMoney brand globally MarketWire

Innosuisse Corp. Offers Update on Group Consolidation, the Ongoing Preparation of the Audit and the Integration of Peters Engineering
Innosuisse Corp. (PINKSHEETS: INSE) announces today a strategic shift into a new product portfolio. MarketWire

LNG Makes Strides as Heavy Duty Fuel, Houston Conference to Examine Issues
Houston-based energy analyst, Zeus Development Corp, finds that LNG fuel use is rapidly advancing across several heavy-duty transportation modes, including ships, locomotives, ore carriers, and highway trucks. MarketWire

Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant in Alberta, CA Selects Headworks Inc.
Local wastewater screening manufacturer, Headworks® Inc., continues to win projects on an international level. One of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Alberta, Canada has selected Headworks to supply three Mahr® Bar Screens (www.headworksusa.com/products/mahrbar.aspx) to replace existing equipment. MarketWire

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan
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US Foods Executive to Chair GFSI Transport and Distribution Working Group
US Foods today announced that Jorge Hernandez, senior vice president of food safety and quality, has been named chairperson of the Transport and Distribution Working Group of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). MarketWire

GuardTime, Inventor of Keyless Signatures, Appoints New CFO and COO
GuardTime (www.guardtime.com), creator of the Keyless Signature technology used to provide indisputable proof of time, origin, and integrity for electronic data, today appointed Tim Fitzpatrick as its new Chief Financial Officer. Fitzpatrick replaces the previous CFO Bart Matusow, who has been appointed as GuardTime's new Chief Operating Officer. MarketWire

IPRO Tech, Inc. Introduces Eclipse 2.1, a Browser Application With Desktop Capability
IPRO Tech, Inc., a leader in the design of Enterprise Litigation software, today announced the release of IPRO Eclipse 2.1. This major release is based upon Windows Presentation Foundation utilizing XBAP (XAML Browser Application) allowing true Windows Application performance in a browser based solution. MarketWire

Sun Digital and Brothers Keeper Helping the Environment and the Hungry in Marion County
Sun Digital, Inc. and Brothers Keeper have joined efforts to help the environment and feed the impoverished in Marion County. On Wednesday, October 19th, Sun Digital is holding a combination event that includes both an electronics recycling charity drive and food donation drive to benefit Brothers Keeper MarketWire

New Precision Center Opens in Japan to Deliver High-Precision Foil Resistors of Any Value Within a Few Days
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced the opening of a new Precision Center in Japan for its Alpha resistor brand. VSMP and VSM series resistors made in Japan will ship from the Precision Center with finely tuned custom resistance values within a few days. As with all Vishay Foil resistors, specific "as required" values (e.g. 998.995 ohms vs MarketWire

Eloqua Experience 2011 to Feature Nine Couch & Associates Clients as Finalists in Fifth Annual Markie Awards
Couch & Associates, a professional services marketing organization specializing in marketing automation and sales enablement is proud to announce that this year's Eloqua Markie Awards harbour 9 of its clients as finalists in various marketing and revenue growth categories. MarketWire

Green Carpet Cleaning: Choosing the Right Service Provider
When your office or business as a whole requires commercial carpet maintenance, there is no better time to make the switch to green carpet cleaning solutions by using eco-friendly products. Choosing the right carpet cleaning provider can help save you time and money while lowering your ecological footprint. MarketWire

TransCanada & Supporters to Discuss Why Keystone XL is in the National Interest of the United States
TransCanada's President and Chief Executive Officer, along with other supporters of the Keystone XL, will speak with the media about why the project is fundamental to supporting energy security and job growth in the United States. MarketWire

Four Roads Upgrades Nexus, Chronos and Scribus for Telligent Community 6.0, and Introduces Sentrus
Four Roads a technology consultancy and professional services firm, announced today the release of Nexus, Chronos and Scribus for Telligent Community 6.0. To accompany the existing suite of products, Four Roads has also released Sentrus. MarketWire

Andiamo Corporation (OTC: ANDI): Create Your Own Smartphone App
Andiamo Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ANDI), a subsidiary of Action App Corporation, announces a new service that will make it simple to create a smartphone app full of features, including SMS text marketing for business promotion. It will also create your business icon to be placed directly on customers' phones for increased awareness and it includes unlimited text marketing at no additional charge. MarketWire

NWN Corporation Recognized for Fifth Year on CRN Fast Growth 100 List
NWN Corporation, a national systems integration company, announced today it has been recognized by being ranked 55th by Everything Channel on the CRN Fast Growth 100 list. The list recognizes the fastest growing solution providers in North America. Companies on the Fast Growth 100 list average a two-year revenue growth of 130 percent MarketWire

The Hunt for Serious Smartphone Protection Is Over: OtterBox & Realtree Offer Camo iPhone Cases
Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are serious about their gear and know durability, reliability and versatility count. Two leaders in the field, OtterBox® and Realtree®, have partnered to provide protection that's ready for what's next. Introducing the OtterBox Defender Series® for Apple® iPhone® 4 and iPhone 4S featuring Realtree camouflage. MarketWire

First Foundation Expands Into University Town Center
First Foundation Inc. ("First Foundation") a provider of integrated financial services headquartered in Irvine, has opened a San Diego office. The new office continues First Foundation's expansion into major metropolitan areas of California. MarketWire

Central Michigan University Partners With Paciolan to Create 'Ticket Central'
Central Michigan University (CMU) and Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions in college athletics, are joining forces to create "Ticket Central," a centralized campus box office for purchasing tickets to all University events on campus MarketWire

SafeMart Showcases Two-Way Talking Touchscreen
SafeMart's home security partner Interlogix promoted the GE Two-Way Talking Touchscreen on a home automation episode of Lifetime Television's program, Designing Spaces, on Friday night. The product's innovative touch screen interface allows users to control security, lighting, and the thermostat in one small keypad, and it has proven popular with SafeMart's tech savvy customers. MarketWire

Bombardier Celebrates the Opening of the INNOVIA APM 100 System at the Sacramento International Airport in the USA
Bombardier Transportation is today celebrating the start of passenger services on the new BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 100 automated people mover (APM) system at the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) in the USA. MarketWire

Clarity Combines Digital Amplification With Easy-to-Use Design in New Cordless Phones
Clarity, a division of Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) that provides smart communication solutions for seniors, has expanded its XL-series to offer two new, loud and easy-to-use cordless phones, the Clarity XLC2 and XLC3.4, uniquely designed for people with hearing loss, low vision or mobility challenges. MarketWire

American Business Media Launches B-to-B Executive Education Program
In cooperation with Northwestern University's Media Management Center (MMC), American Business Media (ABM) will launch a five-day intensive education program designed to prepare executives in b-to-b media and information companies to move into higher management roles. ABM's first B-to-B Advanced Leadership Program (http://www.americanbusinessmedia.com/assnfe/ev MarketWire

BigMachines to Announce Winners of Third Annual Customer Innovation Awards at BigIdeas Chicago Conference
BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generator and B2B ecommerce, today announced that its third annual Customer Innovation Awards will be presented at the BigIdeas Chicago 2011 conference MarketWire

Vision Solutions Appoints Bob Johnson to Executive Vice President as Part of Sales and Marketing Expansion
Vision Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing market today announced that Bob Johnson is now the new executive vice president of sales and marketing for the company, leading its communications and business development strategies as it moves aggressively into new technology markets. MarketWire

ProductionHUB Unveils "Talent" Profiles on Website
Due to popular demand, budding stars -- from actors and voiceovers to stunt drivers and newscasters -- can now create profiles on ProductionHUB. Since its inception, ProductionHUB has been a resource for professionals behind-the-scenes in media & entertainment, but now it has transformed into a tool for professionals in front of the camera as well. MarketWire

The Divorce Center Offers Needham Seminar Series on "Divorce in Massachusetts" -- Four Sessions on the Key Aspects of Divorce
The Divorce Center, a non-profit organization of professionals from multiple disciplines providing support and education for people going through separation or divorce, is offering a public education seminar series in Needham, MA entitled, "Divorce in Massachusetts MarketWire

U.K. Consumer Confidence Wanes Despite European Travel Rebound
Even as travel incidence in key European markets recovers from the economic recession, U.K. traveler sentiment has taken a dark turn. A new report (www.phocuswright.com/products/3983) from travel industry research authority PhoCusWright finds that while incidence of leisure travel increased across France, Germany and the U.K MarketWire

Io Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Initiation of Dosing in a Phase II Clinical Trial of IRX4204 in Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer
Io Therapeutics, Inc. announced today initiation of dosing in a phase II clinical trial with its experimental cancer therapeutic, IRX4204, in patients with advanced prostate cancer. The drug has previously completed a phase I/II clinical trial in patients with a variety of solid tumors, in which it was well tolerated for up to 20 months. MarketWire

Available at The Home Depot, Moen's New Benton(TM) Kitchen Faucet Offers Style and Convenience
Bring modern convenience to your kitchen with the new Benton™ pulldown kitchen faucet from Moen®. This exquisitely styled kitchen faucet, with a "V" shape design, is the first model available at a retail location to feature Moen's new Reflex™ pulldown system, which offers unmatched performance with smooth operation, easy movement and secure docking. MarketWire

BioLargo Announces the Purchase of a One Half Interest in Award Winning Isan System to Solve Food Safety Issues
BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it had entered into a joint venture relationship whereby it purchased a 50% interest in the patents and other intellectual property surrounding the Isan system. BioLargo's prior license agreement with Ioteq Inc., relating to the Isan system, was formally terminated on October 3, 2011 MarketWire

Ground SATCOM Systems From ASC Signal Will Support L-3 Communications Systems-West in Maritime Surveillance
ASC Signal Corporation has been awarded a $3.8 million sub-contract by L-3 Communications Systems-West to build a dual-band antenna system to support global data collection and dissemination worldwide for the U.S. Navy MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) program. MarketWire

Strengthscope(TM) Launches U.S. Accreditation Events
Today Strengths Partnership announces the launch of Strengthscope™ Accreditation Training in the U.S. Strengthscope, a dynamic assessment tool, provides a comprehensive measure of an individual's strengths at work, allowing companies to grow and develop individuals through a practical and proven strengths-focused approach. MarketWire

Generation Brands Commends Greg Vandia for Strong Corporate Leadership and 21 Years of Service to Murray Feiss
Generation Brands, parent company of leading brands Murray Feiss Lighting, Tech Lighting, LBL Lighting, Sea Gull Lighting and Monte Carlo Fans, today announced Greg Vandia, President of Murray Feiss, will step down effective January 31, 2012 after his stellar performance as a 21-year veteran of the company MarketWire

Acrolinx Launches New SaaS Option: "Acrolinx IQ in the Cloud"
News Facts Continuing its commitment to helping companies communicate effectively with their customers, Acrolinx today launched Acrolinx IQ in the Cloud. It is a new licensing model that enables content developers to get the benefits of Acrolinx IQ with an easy to manage subscription basis MarketWire

Nimbula and Electric Cloud Release Free Plug-In That Provisions Cloud Environments for Developers
Today at the Electric Cloud Summit, Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, announced an integrated solution with Electric Cloud so that development teams using ElectricCommander can now automatically manage and execute application build-test-deploy processes on Nimbula Director cloud resources MarketWire

ITNS Retains New CPA and Auditing Firms to Become SEC Fully Reporting
Itonis, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITNS) today announced that the Company retained Berg & Company, LLP as its new accountants. The company also retained De Joya Griffith & Company, LLC as its independent auditor. MarketWire

NEWave's myDocumentManager Software Suite Named a "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology"
NEWave, the leading software supplier to the casino gaming industry, has been named to the "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology" list in Global Gaming Business Magazine's 10th annual Gaming & Technology Awards. NEWave's myDocumentManager™ received an honorable mention in the global competition. MarketWire

Hubspan Joins Strategic Partners Ariba and NetSuite on Multi-City Roadshow
Hubspan, a leading provider of cloud scale B2B integration solutions, is teaming up with two of its strategic partners, Ariba and NetSuite, in a series of conferences aimed at helping suppliers and buyers optimize their IT investments and increase efficiencies MarketWire

Janet Moyer Landscaping Featured at Junior League of San Francisco's 17th Annual Home Tour
Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full service landscaping company in San Francisco devoted to addressing the unique challenges of urban garden constraints, announced today it will donate its services for a landscape design "spruce up" at the 17th Annual Home Tour sponsored by the Junior League of San Francisco MarketWire

Hansen Medical Announces Settlement of SEC Investigation
Hansen Medical, Inc MarketWire

Quantum to Present on Tiered Storage in a Virtual Environment at Storage Networking World Fall 2011
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that Mitch Haile, technical director of Virtualization, will present a session at the Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2011 Conference where he will offer tips for data protection in virtual environments MarketWire

Revel Consulting Appoints Former Arthur Anderson/Hitachi Manager to Lead Operations
Revel Consulting (www.revelconsulting.com), a Kirkland, Washington based business management consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Brett Clifton as Director of Operations MarketWire

Hallmark Cards Wins 2011 DAMMY Award
MediaBeacon, Inc., a leading provider of digital asset management solutions, is proud to announce that longtime client Hallmark Cards has received a 2011 DAMMY Award. The DAMMYs recognize the very best in digital asset management and are awarded during the Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference in New York MarketWire

Verengo Solar Plus Featured in Orange County Business Journal's 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies List
Verengo Solar Plus today announced that it has been named to Orange County Business Journal's List of Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. Verengo had $36.2 million in sales for the 12 months through June 2011, a 298% jump from a similar period in 2008-2009, and ranked #13 among Orange County's fastest growing companies. MarketWire

Donor Alliance Honored for Participation in Military Organ Sharing Program
Today, Donor Alliance, the non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and most of Wyoming, received an award for its participation in the Military Organ Sharing Program MarketWire

Xfire Raises $4 Million Led by Intel Capital
Xfire (http://www.xfire.com), the world's leading social service for gamers with more than 19 million users, announces today that they have received $4 million in funding led by Intel Capital and several prominent angel investors MarketWire

Xpert Financial Puts Private Companies in Control of Secondary Market for Their Shares
Xpert Financial, Inc. today gave private companies a simple solution to regain control of their shares in the existing secondary markets MarketWire

Aristocrat Announces Launch of Online Gaming Solution
Aristocrat has announced the first customers for its new online gaming solution that allows land-based casinos in the U.S. to offer their players a play-for-fun online casino experience. The first casinos to launch the innovative new platform will be the soon to be opened Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills, Maryland, and Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Michigan. MarketWire

PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolio Commemorates Five-Year Anniversary
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with more than $52 billion in franchise assets, today announced the five-year anniversary of the PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1500 Small-Mid Portfolio (NASDAQ: PRFZ). MarketWire

Wine Expert Michael Jordan Named Honorary Chairman of the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
The Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition has tapped restaurateur and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan to be its new honorary chairman MarketWire

United Health Products Announces Agreement for SINC Ventures to Distribute Its Gauze Products
United Health Products, Inc. (OTCQB: UEEC) (PINKSHEETS: UEEC), which develops and markets products and technologies in the healthcare sector, today announced that has engaged SINC Ventures LLC to provide distribution and marketing services to its Epic Wound Care subsidiary MarketWire

ORLive.com Provides Important Resource for Endoscopic Technology Leader
BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal ORLive.com has upgraded the developed micro-site that brings the medical community a prime destination to view video content from KARL STORZ Endoscopy, a leader in endoscopic technologies. The KARL STORZ NETWORK 1 Video Channel hosts surgical and product videos on Neurology, ENT, Airway Management, Laparoscopy, Gynecology, Urology, and Arthroscopy. MarketWire

The Accounts Receivable Network Presents a FREE White Paper: Automating the Order-to-Cash Cycle: Eliminating Paper, Improving Efficiency in Accounts Receivable
The Accounts Receivable Network announces the release of the Automating the Order-to-Cash Cycle: Eliminating Paper, Improving Efficiency in Accounts Receivable white paper. MarketWire

Atlas Capital Holdings, Inc. Acquires Textraw, Inc. as a New Wholly-Owned Subsidiary
Atlas Capital Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: ALCL) (OTCBB: ALCL) (the "Company") announced today that it has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Textraw, Inc. (Textraw), a Georgia corporation that engineers and distributes an environmentally-friendly "green" synthetic ground cover manufactured from recycled materials, in exchange for $2,000,000 in warrants that have an exercise price of $0.25 MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems to Participate in Two Industry Events in October
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the company will showcase its technology solutions at two industry events in October. TCS invites attendees to stop by the TCS booth at each event and learn about the company's new products and services. MarketWire

Binswanger Named Exclusive Agent for Sale of a Silicon Wafer Manufacturing Facility in Sherman, Texas
Binswanger has been named exclusive agent by MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. for the sale of a 693,404 sq. ft. silicon wafer manufacturing building on approximately 78.5 acres situated at 6800 US Highway 75 in Sherman, Texas. MarketWire

OPTIMIZERx Corp. Announces Additional Funding to Fuel SampleMD's Growth
OPTIMIZERx Corp. (OTCBB: OPRX) announced additional investment commitments of up to $10 million to further support the company's exciting growth opportunities relating to SampleMD's success in the market place. MarketWire

Itronics Reports the Stage 1 Silver Refinery Expansion Is Increasing Silver Production Capacity by 50 Percent; Reducing Cost by 40 Percent
Itronics Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITRO) reported today that its subsidiary Itronics Metallurgical, Inc. Stage 1 silver refinery expansion, the Itromet FeLix leaching process, is reducing the solids weight by 55 percent and the solids volume is being reduced by 70 percent MarketWire

AlliedBarton Security Services Named Military Spouse Friendly Employer for 2012 by Military Spouse Magazine
AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has been ranked third on the Top 20 list of Military Spouse Friendly Employers for 2012 by Military Spouse magazine. Military Spouse magazine is the leading national magazine and online destination for the nation's 1 MarketWire

Greenhouse Gas Protocol Launches New Standards for Corporate Value Chain and Products
Ewire -- On Tuesday the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, launched two new standards that will empower businesses to measure, manage and report their greenhouse gas emissions more effectively MarketWire

Intersil's Compact HIP4086A Three-Phase Bridge Driver IC Features Industry's Fastest Rise and Fall Times
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today introduced the HIP4086A, a low noise, 80V, 0.5A three-phase bridge driver IC. The HIP4086A features low EMI along with the industry's fastest rise and fall times, which help reduce switching losses and simplify development of flexible bridge-based PWM motor control designs. MarketWire

The Everbridge Emergency Notification System Kept Millions of East Coast Residents Out of Danger During Hurricane Irene
Everbridge, Inc., the world's recognized leader in incident notification systems, today shared aggregate system usage information for clients that utilized the Everbridge system to communicate during Hurricane Irene. During the storm, Everbridge successfully delivered nearly 5 million messages to residents, businesses, and first responders along the East Coast MarketWire

SNG PR Launches Springboard5
SNG PR, an icon of the Utah business community, announced it has launched Springboard5 (www.springboard5.com). The new agency is a forward thinking marketing firm, ushering in the next phase in SNG's award-winning 10-year history. MarketWire

U.S. Medical Innovation at Risk: Fewer New Companies and Therapies Receiving Funding, Says Report
U.S. venture capitalists are decreasing their investments in biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, reducing their concentration in prevalent disease areas and shifting investment away from the United States towards Europe and Asia, according to a report released today by the National Venture Capital Association's MedIC Coalition. MarketWire

International Specialists Meet in Whitehorse to Focus on Arctic Search and Rescue
Today marks the beginning of a two-day table top exercise (TTX) in Whitehorse, Yukon for international Search and Rescue (SAR) specialists from the eight Arctic Council states. This will be the first ever gathering of international SAR delegations to discuss joint strategic and operational aspects of aeronautical and maritime search and rescue in the Arctic. MarketWire

Satview Broadband Signs Advertising Agreement
Satview Broadband Ltd., a subsidiary of WENR Corporation (PINKSHEETS: WNRC), a cable television operator in Northern Nevada, announced it has entered into another advertisement insertion and marketing agreement with TechTV Media Inc., a subsidiary of Media Technologies Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, TechTV Media Inc. will insert advertisements in 40 channels in the Elko cable system. MarketWire

Co-op Services Credit Union Launches Alternative to High Bank Debit Card Fees
Co-op Services has launched a challenge to bank customers who face high debit card fees, following Bank of America's recent announcement that it plans to start charging customers a $5 fee every month for using the bank's debit card. Details of the credit union's challenge are available at www.ShredMyCard.com. MarketWire

European Telecommunications Leader, TeliaSonera International Carrier, Selects QTS to Host Managed Data Center Services
Key Highlights: Global telecom leader, TeliaSonera International Carrier, chooses QTS to expand its footprint offering greater choice to Internet-centric businesses in Atlanta. TeliaSonera's decision highlights the quality of QTS' solutions and flexible data center infrastructure services portfolio MarketWire

Looxcie Introduces New Hands-Free Accessories for the Looxcie 2 Wear-and-Share Video Cam
Have you ever wanted to share an epic single track bike ride with friends from the point of view of your handle bars? Or capture POV footage from the trenches of your next paintball fight? Or share the open road as seen from your Looxcie windshield mount? Looxcie, Inc MarketWire

BRS Resources Increases Interest in Italian Energy-Related Assets
BRS Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: BRS) ("BRS" or the "Company") announces that it has jointly acquired an additional 20% interest in AleAnna Resources LLC ("AleAnna Resources"), an independent oil & gas exploration company operating exclusively in Italy. Italy is one of the stronger markets for natural gas, with natural gas prices two to three times that of the U.S. MarketWire

Primus Australia Unveils Its State-of-the-Art Business Fibre Network Called "Primus Metro Fibre"
Primus Australia, part of PTGI (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. ) (NYSE: PTGI), today announced it has completed the first stage of its fibre network transformation, introducing Optical Transport Network (OTN) capabilities to its existing High Capacity fibre rings in Australia. MarketWire

WatchIt Technologies Completes JV Agreement With The Digital Fusion Group
WatchIt Technologies Inc. (www.watchittech.com) (PINKSHEETS: WTCT) announced today that it has completed a joint venture agreement with The Digital Fusion Group for the development and redeployment of its subsidiary; Digital Fusion Television. WatchIt acquired Digital Fusion Television several years ago MarketWire

Joint Statement by the Government of Mongolia, Ivanhoe Mines and Rio Tinto
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United Communications Partners Inc. Affiliate Partners With Former Carat Management in New Co. CCCP Stockholm and Wins New Major Skandinavian Client
United Communications Partners Inc. (OTCQB: UCPA), an innovative integrated U.S. advertising and performance-based marketing company with a multinational client base, announced yesterday that their subsidiary Tre Kronor Media in Stockholm have established a new media company called CCCP MEDIA in which TKM owns one third of the shares MarketWire

Sale of Golar Freeze to Golar LNG Partners L.P.
Golar LNG Limited ("Golar" or the "Company") announced today that it hasenteredinto an agreement to sell the companies that own the floating storage andregasification unit ("FSRU") Golar Freeze to subsidiary company Golar LNGPartners L.P. ("Golar LNG Partners") for a price of $330 million. Thetransaction is expected to close before the end of October 2011 MarketWire

Acquisition of Golar Freeze
Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ: GMLP) ("the Partnership") announced todaythat ithas entered into an agreement to acquire the companies that own thefloatingstorage and regasification unit ("FSRU") Golar Freeze from Golar LNGLimited("Golar LNG") for a purchase price of $330 million. The transaction isexpectedto close before the end of October 2011 MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources to Present Today at the Johnson Rice & Co. 2011 Energy Conference
Two senior executives, Mr. Hershal C. "Kip" Ferguson, III, President of Eagle Ford Hunter, LLC, and M MarketWire

LaserMotive to Work on NASA "Ride the Light" Game Changing Space Technology Project for Future Missions
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Profire Energy Inc. Adds James E. Solomon to Its Board of Advisors
Profire Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: PFIE) announced today the appointment of James E. Solomon, CPA, as the initial member of its newly formed Board of Advisors. Mr. Solomon brings wide-ranging business expertise to support and accelerate Profire's goals of penetrating the US market and adding to its strategic brain trust. MarketWire

IC Places Begins National Sales Campaign
IC Places, Inc. (OTCQB: ICPA) (owners of www.icPlaces.com) sales force has hit the streets this week in Sonoma County, California. The team is offering restaurants the ability to sign up for its "IC Places Restaurant Profile Pages" (RPP). RPPs give each restaurant the ability to obtain the highest quality first impression possible before people even walk in their doors. MarketWire

Avanade Announces New Executive Appointments
Avanade, a business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced Howard Kilman has been appointed to chief leadership officer, and Aziz Virani has been named the new area president for North America. Both roles took effect September 1. MarketWire

Venturi Flow Meters From Westfall Are One-Third Cost of Cast Iron
Westfall Manufacturing Company has introduced a line of corrosion-resistant venturi flow meters that can be manufactured in sizes up to 10 ft. dia. for measuring the rate of flow at all types of water treatment plants. MarketWire

ClipsShop(R) Grommet Hand Press Has Ergonomic Handle With Adjustable Stop
METALgrommets.com has introduced an updated grommet hand press for manufacturing awnings, banners, displays, signs, tarpaulins, tents, truck covers, and related products. MarketWire

Acclaris Hires Benefits Expert Ron Krupa as Director of Client Delivery
Acclaris, the leading SaaS provider of consumer-driven healthcare (CDH) reimbursement technology and services, today announced the appointment of Ron Krupa to the position of Director of Client Delivery MarketWire

Sportech Selects Webalo for Enterprise Mobility
Sportech PLC, the UK-based international gaming group that operates the world's oldest soccer gaming company, one of the world's leading suppliers and operators of technology for pools/tote betting, and an e-gaming division, knows the odds for success. Its choice of Webalo for enterprise mobility has all the markings of a winning combination. MarketWire

Kerio Technologies Named a 2011 Tech Innovator by UBM Channel's CRN
Kerio Technologies, Inc. announced today it has received a 2011 Tech Innovator award from CRN in the Networking VoIP category for Kerio Operator 1.1. CRN's 9th annual Tech Innovator listing celebrates vendors that have introduced new products or solutions to drive advances in the technology channel MarketWire

Little Silver Chiropractor Helps Patients With Natural Weight Loss
Colonia and Little Silver chiropractor Dr. Dennis Hupka announced that his practice, Back 2 Health Wellness Center, is offering nutritional counseling for weight loss and weight management. Dr. Hupka, along with his wife and partner, chiropractor Dr. Lisa Mazzella, provides nutritional counseling and specific recommendations on nutritional supplements, dietary needs, and health food to patients MarketWire

Hunt Valley Animal Hospital Offers Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations
Hunt Valley Animal Hospital announced that it provides minimally invasive pet surgery. Just like with humans, minimally invasive surgery is considered less risky for animals because it involves fewer anatomic structures. The animal hospital says the surgery reduces the risk of infection, reduces recovery time, and minimizes pain. Dr MarketWire

ResortQuest's Joe D'Aleo, Director of Tennis at TOPS'L(R) Resort, Recognized by USPTA
Anyone familiar with tennis on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast is likely to recognize Joe D'Aleo. As District 1 President of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA®), tournament director for the annual Helen Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament, and Director of Tennis at TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort, his name comes up as often as he's seen on the courts. MarketWire

Drug Companies Are Using Innovative Partnerships to Spur Development, According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
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SpectraScience to Introduce WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System at United European Gastroenterology Week Conference in Stockholm
SpectraScience, Inc. (OTCQB: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that the Company will introduce for sale in Europe its redesigned WavSTAT4 Optical Biopsy System for colon cancer diagnosis during the United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW), October 22-26 in Stockholm. MarketWire

EnerNOC Named a Worldwide Leader in Smart Building Energy Analytics by IDC Energy Insights
EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), a leading provider of energy management applications and services for the smart grid, today announced that it has been named a Leader in Worldwide Smart Building Energy Analytics by IDC Energy Insights, a premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market MarketWire

McDougall Scientific, Ltd. Licenses OmniComm Systems' TrialMaster(R) Suite and Joins CRO Preferred Program(TM)
OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: OMCM), one of the fastest growing companies in the Electronic Data Capture (EDC) marketplace, today announced that its TrialMaster suite of applications has been licensed by McDougall Scientific, Ltd. (McDougall) to bolster its service offering to its customers MarketWire

Yottaa to Address the High Cost of Slow Websites at Web 2.0 Expo
Yottaa, Inc. (http://www.yottaa.com) announced today that it has been named a finalist for the Web 2.0 Startup Showcase, and that Yottaa CEO Coach Wei and CTO Bob Buffone will address the growing stakes for web performance with two sessions at the Web 2.0 Expo in New York City on October 11 and 12. MarketWire

Crosshair Confirms Additional Vanadium Mineralization From Central Mineral Belt (CMB), Labrador
Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (TSX: CXX)(NYSE Amex: CXZ) is pleased to announce that it has received initial assay results from the on-going drill program on the CMB Uranium/Vanadium Project located in central Labrador, Canada MarketWire

XcelMobility Appoints Senior Executive for Japan
XcelMobility Inc. (OTCBB: XCLL) ("Xcel" or the "Company") a developer of high speed web browsing solutions and related performance enhancing products for mobile devices is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Takenori Kobayashi as Senior Vice President, Japan. MarketWire

Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. Subsidiary Big Jake Music Executes North American Distribution Agreement With Entertainment One Distribution
Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: SAPX) ("Seven Arts") today announced its subsidiary has executed a Distribution Services Agreement for digital and physical sound recordings with Entertainment One Distribution, the leading and fastest growing independent record company in the United States MarketWire

DigitalGlobe Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents in Connection With Its Previously Announced Tender Offer
DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) (the "Company"), a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, announced today that, in connection with its previously announced cash tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase any and all of its outstanding 10 MarketWire

Ameristar Casinos Announces Schedule for Release of 3Q 2011 Financial Results and Earnings Conference Call
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) plans to release its third quarter 2011 financial results at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. A conference call discussing the Company's quarterly earnings will follow at 11 a.m. EDT. MarketWire

Applied DNA Raises US Bank Security to New Heights With Gold Coast Bank
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announces that Long Island, New York-based Gold Coast Bank is deploying a new and formidable security program to protect against bank robberies and malicious invasions of ATMs and their enclosures. MarketWire

LRAD Corporation to Report Record Revenues of $26 Million and Record Profits for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2011
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today that it expects to report strong fiscal Q4 revenues that will boost record fiscal year revenues over $26 million. The Company also expects to report record fiscal year profits for its year ended September 30, 2011. MarketWire

Leading Global Aerospace Company Deploys Ensim Unify Group Manager
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ConnectSmart Drives Food Quality, Accuracy, Speed as Multi-Site IHOP Operator Romulus Continues to Grow
QSR Automations®, provider of the ConnectSmart® in-store, online, and mobile connected technology solutions for restaurant businesses worldwide, is providing a complete software and hardware kitchen display solution for Romulus Restaurants, a multi-site operator of IHOP restaurants MarketWire

Infocast's Power Generation Summit 2011
Infocast will present their upcoming Power Generation Summit from November 2-4, 2011 at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C MarketWire

Angel Flight Southeast Raffle Winner Takes Flight in Stallion 51's Mustang
Angel Flight Southeast recently teamed up with Stallion 51 Corporation to raise funds for their humanitarian operation by raffling a flight in Stallion 51's Mustang. Hundreds of people from all over the country bought tickets hoping to win a hands-on orientation flight. The winner was announced at the AOPA Summit September 23, 2011 MarketWire

Southridge Announces Exceptional Trenching Results at Los Compadres Gold & Silver Property
Southridge Enterprises Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRGE) ("Southridge" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the initial results of a trenching and sampling program that was conducted on its Los Compadres Project in Santa Maria del Oro in Nayarit, Mexico. MarketWire

Bonanza Goldfields Acquires Historic Claims at Tarantula
Bonanza Goldfields Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BONZ) ("Bonanza" or the "Company") announces today the acquisition of 28 Lode Claims expanding the Tarantula Project to over 500 acres of contiguous property directly adjacent to the historic Congress Mine which operated from 1887 to 1959, producing over 400,000 ounces of lode gold. MarketWire

Peregrine Completes Patient Enrollment in Second-Line Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Trial; Data to Be Unblinded in First Half 2012
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc MarketWire

Cisco and Government of Karnataka Launch Remote Education at Hoskote Using Cisco Education Enabled Development Platform for Inclusive Growth
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that it will enable the provision of remote supplementary education to government schools using the Cisco® Education Enabled Development (CEED) platform under its Inclusive Growth initiative. The pilot will deploy specialized remote supplementary teaching for five government schools in Hoskote Taluk, Bangalore Rural District in the state of Karnataka MarketWire

Chemical Diversity Research Institute at ChemRar Hi-Tech Centre Signs Collaboration and License Option Agreement With Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases to Battle Tuberculosis
The Chemical Diversity Research Institute (CDRI) at the ChemRar Hi-Tech Centre announced that it has signed collaboration and license option agreement with the Singapore based Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) to undertake discovery and development of patentable chemical compounds to find new, faster cures for Tuberculosis. MarketWire

NutraCea and BENEO-Remy Announce Exclusive Co-Branded Distribution Agreement
NutraCea (OTCQB: NTRZ) (PINKSHEETS: NTRZ), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran and BENEO-Remy, a world leader in functional food ingredients derived from rice, today announced an exclusive, co-branded sales and marketing agreement. MarketWire

ComSci to Showcase Financial Technology Management Expertise at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011 - Technology Financial Management solutions provider, ComSci, announced today that it will showcase its cost transparency capabilities during this year's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2011, which is taking place in Orlando, Fla. from Sunday, Oct. 16 through Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. MarketWire

Nuesoft Technologies Announces Fall 2011 Grant Winners
Nuesoft Technologies Inc. has announced the fall 2011 winners of its College Health Scholarship Program. Cornerstone University and Colorado College each received an in-kind donation to be applied toward the cost of Nuesoft's college health center software or electronic medical record (EMR) products. MarketWire

Integrated Freight Corporation "Trucking Market Indicators"
Integrated Freight Corporation ("Integrated Freight" or the "Company") (OTCQB: IFCR) (OTCBB: IFCR) provides this commentary as Part 1 of its "Trucking Market Indicators" series. MarketWire

Children's of Alabama Selects iSirona for Medical Device Integration
iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, announced today that Children's of Alabama will implement iSirona's device connectivity solution. Based in Birmingham, Children's of Alabama will use iSirona's software to streamline the delivery of medical device data into its Allscripts EMR, virtually eliminating the need for manual transcription by clinicians. MarketWire

Lakeway (TX) Police Department Orders TASER X2 ECDs
TASER International, Inc MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Receives U.S. Air Force Contract for PBIS-2000 Portable Balloon Inflation System
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc. ("API"), the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based wholly owned operating subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW) (the "Company"), announced today it has been awarded a contract to deliver a PBIS-2000 Portable Balloon Inflation System to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) MarketWire

PledgeMusic Announces Lineup for CMJ Day Party and Night Showcase at the Rockwood Music Hall
PledgeMusic (www.pledgemusic.com), a leading international direct-to-fan platform for raising funds for musicians to record and tour, The Audio Perv (www.theaudioperv.com), a top music blog, and Music Unites, a music education charity, today announced the lineup for their Music Day Party and Night Showcase during this year's CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival. MarketWire

WABCO Announces Agreement with IVECO to Supply Anti-Lock Braking Systems with Breakthrough Technology to Certify Electronic Stability Control
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it has entered into a long term agreement with IVECO to supply innovative anti-lock braking systems (ABS) with WABCO's breakthrough ESCsmart™ technology that certifies electronic stability control (ESC) for commercial vehicles MarketWire

Stevia Corp. Appoints Expert Agricultural Consultant Rodney Cook to Board
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 Mr. Rodney L. Cook to the Board of Directors. MarketWire

First California Bank Expands Senior Management Team With Experienced Bankers for South Bay and San Luis Obispo Markets
In an expansion of its senior management team, First California Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First California Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCAL), today announced the addition of two new Senior Vice Presidents and Regional Managers -- John Harris for the South Bay and Michael Kee for San Luis Obispo. MarketWire

Interface, Inc. Making Good on Global Transparency Pledge for Its Products
Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: IFSIA) announced today at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that the company is on track to complete environmental product declarations (EPDs) for 90 percent of its total products, measured by production volume, by the end of 2011 MarketWire

Nissan Expands Paint Shop at LEAF Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Nissan North America Incorporated (Franklin, Tennessee), the North American division of Nissan Motor Company Limited (PINK:NSANY) (Yokohama, Japan), is under way with a $200 million expansion of the paint shop facility at its assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee MarketWire

Threshold Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BioCentury NewsMakers Conference
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD) today announced that Dr. Barry Selick, Threshold's Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the 2011 BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference in New York City on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT. MarketWire

University General Health System, Inc. to Develop Hospital in Houston Suburb of Alvin
University General Health System, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UGHS), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health delivery system, in partnership with the City of Alvin, Texas, today announced an agreement to develop a 27,000-square-foot critical care hospital in Alvin. The Alvin Community Hospital will be a focused community hospital developed on 10 acres of land in three phases MarketWire

LeoNovus Announces Partnership With KingHorn Enterprises Ltd.
LeoNovus Inc. ("LeoNovus" or the "Company") (TSX-V: LTV) announces today a partnership with KingHorn Enterprises Ltd., located in the Wah Lok Industrial Center of Hong Kong for distribution of LeoNovusTV into China. MarketWire

Skanz Goes to Extreme Heights to Recast Emerging Bar Code Technology as Consumer Socialprint(TM)
Although the use of QR codes by marketers is growing rapidly, studies have shown that consumer awareness remains low MarketWire

Center for Digital Government Honors Colorado With Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Award
e.Republic's Center for Digital Government has announced that it will honor the state of Colorado as the winner of its first annual Cybersecurity Leadership and Innovation Award. The award program -- underwritten by McAfee -- recognizes the commitment of government agencies to keep confidential data secure despite evolving threats. MarketWire

Agiliance Receives "Strong Positive" Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's IT GRCM MarketScope Report
Agiliance® Inc., the leading independent provider of Security and Operational Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced that its Agiliance RiskVision™ platform received the highest possible rating, "Strong Positive", in Gartner's report titled "MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management"(1) MarketWire

EMED Mining Public Limited: Quarterly Operational Update
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UC4 Software Continues Strong Growth Through Customer Acquisition and Global Expansion
UC4, the world's largest, independent IT Process Automation software company, today announced that it won more than 100 new accounts during fiscal year 2011, as compared to 90 new accounts in fiscal year 2010. Strong license revenue growth continued, with the company delivering 20 percent quarter-over-quarter growth in the fourth quarter alone MarketWire

Plan Your Party With Just a Few Clicks
(Family Features) Whether you're looking for culinary inspiration or last-minute décor ideas for your party, finding resources on the Internet is easier than ever. These days you can send invitations, gather recipes, purchase party favors and find décor inspiration online MarketWire

Entertaining Tips to Up Your Game
(Family Features) The fall and winter months bring plenty of entertaining opportunities, ranging from tasting wine or watching football games, to formal parties or casual nights in with friends. Regardless of the occasion, there are simple ways to make each experience stand out. MarketWire

Keep Your Mental Edge as You Age
(Family Features) If you've ever walked into a room to look for something but forgot what you were looking for, you're familiar with the feelings of forgetfulness and frustration. Unless you take immediate action, these feelings may worsen each year. There are easy lifestyle choices you can make every day to sustain your mental edge as you age. MarketWire

Power Up Your Plate With Vegetables
(Family Features) With only 6 percent of Americans getting the recommended amount of vegetables a day(1), access to delicious, easy and versatile veggie-powered meals is more important than ever MarketWire

4 Simple Steps to Transform Chicken as Usual
(Family Features) Chicken is a popular choice for family dinners -- but no matter how much your family enjoys it, serving it the same way over and over again can stir up cravings for something new. MarketWire

Household Budgeting: To Save or to Spend?
(Family Features) From big-ticket purchases to basic household items, people from all economic backgrounds are prioritizing their shopping lists to spend wisely on items worth the investment. It is not surprising that when buying items for you or your family, it can be difficult to decide where to adjust your household budget MarketWire

Smart Tips for Studying Abroad
(Family Features) Study abroad programs offer the opportunity to learn more about other cultures, the world, and ourselves. But there are so many programs available -- how do you choose the right one for you? MarketWire

U.K. Repowers First Generation of Windfarms, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Europe (Galway, Ireland) -- Following in the footsteps of Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, owners of older windfarms in the U.K. are replacing first-generation wind turbines with modern, multi-megawatt machines MarketWire

Mobile Payments for Physical Goods to Exceed $170bn Globally by 2015
A new report by Juniper Research forecasts that the gross merchandise transaction value of mobile payments for physical goods will exceed $170 billion worldwide by 2015. This is nearly triple the $60 billion forecast for 2011. MarketWire

DSM - repurchase of shares (29 September - 5 October 2011)
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciencesand Materials Sciences company, hasrepurchased 519,526 of its own shares in the period from 29 September 2011up toand including 5 October 2011 at an average price of EUR32.42. This is inaccordance with the repurchase, covering existing option plans, announcedon 7September 2011. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR16.8 million. MarketWire

GENEWIZ, Inc. Announces European Expansion & Appointment of European Business Development Manager, Andre Kotze
GENEWIZ, Inc., leading global provider of DNA services, announced European expansion with the launch of the GENEWIZ European Office in the United Kingdom. Andre Kotze, newly appointed European Business Development Manager, will lead GENEWIZ Europe operations. MarketWire

Trustwave SpiderLabs to Present at RSA Europe 2011
Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today announced that a Trustwave cyber security expert will speak at the RSA Conference Europe 2011, in London, England, October 11 through 13 MarketWire

Public Contracts and Higher Resolution Imagery Spur Earth Observation Market
NSR's Global Satellite-Based Earth Observation, 3rd Edition, released today, indicates that last year the global Earth Observation (EO) market grew by 9% and is set to grow to $10.5 billion by 2020. MarketWire

Basilea receives request for extraordinary shareholders meeting to elect additional members to the board of directors
Basilea Pharmaceutica AG /Basilea receives request for extraordinary shareholders meeting to electadditional members to the board of directorsProcessed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.Basel, Switzerland, October 6, 2011 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd MarketWire

Clear Capital's(R) First Look Into 2012: A Market Flirting With Triple-Dip by Spring
Clear Capital (www.clearcapital.com) has released its monthly Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, with news of U.S. home price gains of 3.5 percent comparing the most current rolling quarter through September, to the previous one MarketWire

Cisco, Panasonic System Networks Company of America, Pelco, Alpha Technologies and Universal Detection Featured in SecurityStockWatch.com Thought Leadership Interviews
In recent Cisco announcements at ASIS International 2011 (http://www.asis2011.org), Bill Stuntz, vice president and general manager, Physical Security Business Unit, Cisco, said that these "announcements represent key steps we are taking as we evolve our safety and security strategy to a more solutions-oriented, services-led approach MarketWire

US Domestic, Global Economic Outlook - Equity Research on Lincare Holdings Inc. and Patterson Companies, Inc.
Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Lincare Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LNCR) and Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php?id=LNCR+PDCO. MarketWire

Real Estate Video On Demand Network Successfully Launched and Now Expanded to Three Additional Cities
Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (OTCBB: NXOI), is pleased to announce today, that Next 1 in combination with its partner RealBiz Media, completed a flawless testing period of its "Home Tour Network" Video On Demand (VOD) platform in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Commencement of "Regular Way" Trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that its common shares are expected to commence "regular way" trading today on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol "ORIG." MarketWire

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results
Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEDH), a leading provider of supplemental educational material for the K-12 school market, today announced its financial results for the three months ending August 31, 2011. MarketWire

General Cannabis Announces Record Monthly Revenue for WeedMaps Media and Successful Beta Testing Completion for SafeAccessMD
General Cannabis, Inc. (OTCBB: CANA) (OTCQX: CANA), a technology-based Internet marketing services company, today announced its 21st consecutive monthly revenue gain for WeedMaps Media and provided a business update for its website SafeAccessMD. MarketWire

Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. Named to Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. (www.dea.com), a leader in the development of sophisticated software systems, announced today its inclusion in the Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company joins Spirit Airlines, Dunkin Donuts, Vizio and many other prominent brands on this year's list. MarketWire

Essex Announces Release and Conference Call Dates for Its 2011 Third Quarter Earnings Results
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today that it plans to release its third quarter 2011 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. A conference call with senior management is scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time or 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

Xtreme Oil & Gas Acquires Rights in Hancock 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, has completed its acquisition of working interest in the Hancock Well from the well operator, Husky Ventures Inc. Hancock is located in the Sooner trend in the Anadarko Basin and is drilled to the Hunton formation MarketWire

El Paso Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend
The board of directors of El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.01 per share on the company's outstanding common stock. The dividend will be payable January 3, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 2, 2011. Outstanding shares of common stock entitled to receive dividends as of September 30, 2011 were 770,482,626. MarketWire

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Files Unaudited Interim Financial Report for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2011
LONDON, October 6, 2011 - Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) todayannouncedthat the Company has filed with the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) its unauditedInterim Financial Statements for the third quarter and first nine months of2011. The report is available from the OSE website at www.oslobors.no andfromthe Company's website at www.stolt-nielsen.com MarketWire

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Unaudited Results For the Third Quarter of 2011
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) today reportedunaudited results for the third quarter ended August 31, 2011. Net profitattributable to shareholders in the third quarter was $22.4 million, withrevenue of $529.8 million, compared with $32.4 million and $528.0 million,respectively, in the second quarter of 2011 MarketWire

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