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Indo-Bangladesh FTA may hit Tamil Nadu textile industry
Exporters in Tamil Nadu's Tiruppur District have expressed anguish over the central government inking a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh. ANI

Concerned Mukherjee in touch with RBI officials to tackle inflation
Emphasising that inflation is a matter of grave concern, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said he was keeping in touch with Reserve Bank of India officials so that they can find an adequate solution to curb it. ANI

POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia Attains Record Attendance
POWER-GEN Asia and co-located Renewable Energy World Asia, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power generation, renewable and alternative energy and transmission & distribution industries, enjoyed a record attendance of over 6,700power industry professionals in attendance in Malaysia ACN Newswire

Toyota to Start Vehicle Exports From India
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that its production and sales subsidiary in India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private, Ltd. (TKM), is to begin export of the "Etios" series sedan and hatchback to South Africa in March 2012. Although TKM has beenmanufacturing vehicles for sale in India since 1999, exports of the Etios will mark Toyota's first vehicle exports from India ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Launches India-Based System Operations Services
Fujitsu today announced the immediate availability of its new Remote Infrastructure Management service, which delivers high-quality system operations at a low price through offshore facilities. The new service, operated by India-based Fujitsu Consulting India (FCIPL), remotely handles the operational oversight of customer systems ACN Newswire

NEC Starts Shipment of LTE Base Stations for KDDI
NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the beginning of LTE base station shipments for KDDI Corporation (KDDI; President: Takashi Tanaka) in preparation for KDDI's new commercial LTE service that is scheduled to launch in December 2012.These highly efficient LTE based stations, produced by NEC Network Products Ltd ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Announces Winter 2011 Line of FMV Series of Personal Computers
Fujitsu today announced that it has updated its FMV Series of consumer-oriented personal computers with a total of 17 models from 7 product families. The new models will be available only in Japan beginning October 13, 2011. As a "Made in Japan"(1) line of products, the FMV Series meets high-quality and high-reliability manufacturing standards ACN Newswire

New Centre and Upgrading Programme Launched by A*STAR SIMTech and Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to Spur Manufacturing Productivity
ACN Newswire

More Than Talk at CASBAA Convention 2011
CASBAA today revealed an enhanced speaker lineup for the CASBAA Convention 2011. Themed TV365: Watch Closely!, the show will be staged in Hong Kong, October 31st - November 3rd at the Grand Hyatt ACN Newswire

Seal & Co. in Summit Announces Future Undecided Sale in Light of Current Retail Economic Climate
A key Springfield avenue property may be heading for another change in retail tenants. Eric Model, third generation heir to the Sealfons name and owner of Seal & Co., mailed approximately 5000 letters this weekend to customers announcing a Future Undecided Sale and suggested it may be the "last sale" for Seal & Co. MarketWire

Challenger Model Home in the Sunset Goes on the Market After Nearly 70 Years
In 1942, a brand new model home, The Challenger, opened at 2278 44th Avenue. It was the first of a group of 33 homes completed by R. F. Galli, builder. Built at the beginning of World War II, Galli's vision was to provide affordable homes for the growing population in San Francisco involved in the war effort MarketWire

U.S. Panel Says No to Prostate Screening for Healthy Men
"Today, it feels we are taking a huge medical leap backward," says Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology, and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Samadi's comment comes on the heels of front page news in the New York Times that the U.S MarketWire

CafePress Offers Personalized Pajamas to Warm the Winter Chill in Style
With cold winter nights on the horizon, cozy pajamas are the best way to chase away the chill. And warmth seekers need not sacrifice style for comfort this season: CafePress, The World's Customization Engine™, has introduced custom pajamas, bringing self-expression 'round the clock to REM cycles. MarketWire

ShopNBC's First-Ever Holiday Beauty Day to Feature Top Brands and Dazzling Gift-Giving Ideas
ValueVision Media (NASDAQ: VVTV), a multichannel electronic retailer operating under ShopNBC (www.ShopNBC.com), announced today its first-ever Holiday Beauty Day Event, which will debut on Saturday, October 8 and feature top beauty brands and dazzling gift-giving ideas MarketWire

Rudy Verner Joins Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP (BHGR), Boulder County's largest local law firm, has announced that attorney Rudy Verner has joined the firm as an Associate. MarketWire

New Business, Song as a Gift, Provides a Unique Way to Celebrate Special Occasions
For the last six months, Song as a Gift has been turning clients' special moments into unforgettable songs. Life is comprised of a series of "moments," including "I do," "It's a boy!" "Never again," or "Let's celebrate!" Song as a Gift has a streamlined process to compose the perfect, custom-made lyrics and background music for any situation. MarketWire

Bombardier Business Aircraft Strengthens Asia-Pacific Sales Team
Bombardier Aerospace today announced that it has strengthened its Business Aircraft sales team in China and Asia-Pacific to increase its focus on the growing activity and volume in the region. The territory is now overseen by a Vice-President and two Regional Vice-Presidents. MarketWire

Young Adults Are America's True, Independent Experts on the Cost of the Bad Economy Due to Continually High Unemployment
Generation Opportunity -- one of the fastest growing and largest grassroots organizations in the nation dedicated to organizing and mobilizing young adults through a strategy based on social media and ground operations -- has issued the following statement in response to the September 2011 jobs numbers issued by the United States Department of Labor: MarketWire

PennyLaneReports.com Afternoon Alerts: Bank of America, Ford, Citigroup, Alcoa, Gen Electric, JP Morgan, Freeport, Pfizer, Morgan Stanley and Sprint Nextel
PennyLaneReports.com is a premier source for microcap research - providing a wide range of due diligence and investment insight on stocks all over the market. PennyLaneReports.com Investment Reports are primarily focused on alerting our valued subscribers to small cap and microcap companies poised for explosive movement in the market MarketWire

AER Energy Resources, Inc. Announces $1.875 Billion USD Agreement for Joint Venture Oil and Gas Project
AER Energy Resources, Inc MarketWire

NuVasive Completes Acquisition of Impulse Monitoring and Announces Webcast and Conference Call of Third Quarter 2011 Results
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Impulse Monitoring, Inc., a leading Intra-Operative Monitoring (IOM) provider in the United States. MarketWire

Margolis to Be Pumerantz Lecture Speaker
Dr. Robert Margolis, Managing Partner and CEO of HealthCare Partners, will be the featured speaker at the third annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship at Western University of Health Sciences. MarketWire

Action Products International, Inc. (APII) CEO to Be Interviewed on Stock Legends Radio
Action Products International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: APII) announced today that Gary Polistena is the featured CEO on an upcoming interview on Stock Legends Radio. MarketWire

mediaFORGE Named Among Five Fastest Growing Utah Companies
mediaFORGE, the leader in confidence-based online ad retargeting and innovator of post-engagement analytic technology, today announced it has been named one of the five fastest growing companies in Utah by Mountain West Capital Network (MWCN). MarketWire

Doctor Reveals How to Manage Depression Without Resorting to Prescription Drugs
In the past, people suffering from depression were often given two choices -- medicate it or deal with it. MarketWire

Ameristar Casinos Announces Revised Schedule for Release of 3Q 2011 Financial Results and Earnings Conference Call
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) has revised the date and time for its conference call to discuss its third quarter 2011 financial results. The conference call will now be held at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, following release of the third quarter results at 9 a.m. EDT that day. MarketWire

Amputee Coalition and Ossur Partner to Improve Emotional Well-Being for People With Limb-Loss
In observance of October 7th as Worldwide Amputee Awareness Day, prosthetics innovator Össur, the Amputee Coalition, and Johns Hopkins University are announcing today that the three organizations will be working together to create a new, nationwide program to help prosthetists address the emotional needs of people with limb loss MarketWire

USC Educator and Top Addiction Medicine Expert Dr. Akikur Mohammad Uses Conrad Murray Trial as Training Tool at Malibu Horizon
Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Malibu Horizon, the leading non 12-step treatment center in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC MarketWire

UPDATE: 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

New Website Expands Hyattsville Veterinarian Practice Beyond Washington, D.C. to Pet Owners Everywhere
Pet owners no longer have rush to the vet with general pet questions and concerns -- they can instead let the vet come to them by visiting Prince George's Animal Hospital's new website at http://pganimalhospital.com. Hyattsville veterinarian, Dr. Naren Khianey has been serving pets in Washington, D.C MarketWire

Family Business Succession Expert Vernon Holleman Interviews Michele V. Hagans
Michele Hagans lived through a devastating loss and days later she stepped into the leadership role of her family's company. Succession expert Vernon Holleman's podcast interview with Michele Hagans of Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation explores the history of Michele's career and delves into the lessons she learned in the face of tragedy. MarketWire

Bio-Rad to Report Third-Quarter 2011 Financial Results Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) and (NYSE: BIO.B), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, will report financial results for the third quarter 2011 on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, after the close of the market MarketWire

SkinStore.com Announces the Addition of bareMinerals READY Eyeshadows
SkinStore.com, the nation's leading e-commerce specialty retailer providing scientifically sound solutions for healing and maintaining healthy skin, has added the new line bareMinerals READY Eyeshadows to its assortment of premium products. MarketWire

Zayo Group to Acquire 360networks
Zayo Group executed a definitive agreement to acquire Seattle-based 360networks holdings (USA) inc. ("360networks"), a leading provider of fiber network and telecom services MarketWire

National Agents Alliance TV Site Offers Up-to-the-Minute News
National Agents Alliance has added yet another wrinkle to its NAA-tv site, with the addition of live streaming shows from its AMP Studios at its corporate office. MarketWire

spalook.com Announces the Addition of Karmissie Hair Removal Device
spalook.com, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the hair removal device Karmissie to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

HPEV and John Galt Racing to Test Composite Heat Pipe Technology in Brake Systems
HPEV, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Z3 Enterprises (PINKSHEETS: BIBB) (OTCQB: BIBB), and John Galt Racing (JGR) have agreed to test HPEV composite heat pipe technology in JGR vehicle brakes, rotors and calipers. MarketWire

OPaL, LLC, Plans New Homes in North Chevy Chase Village
Along the serene, elegant tree-lined streets of the Village of North Chevy Chase, little has changed over the past fifty years. So homebuyers seeking new construction have no options in what is certainly one of the region's most desirable neighborhoods. Until now. MarketWire

InterAmerican Gaming Completes Nowphit Acquisition
InterAmerican Gaming Inc. ("IAG") (PINK SHEETS: IAGM) is pleased to announce that it has completed its Share Exchange Agreement (the "Share Exchange") with Baron Group Ventures ("BGV") and the shareholders of Nowphit Operations Inc. ("Nowphit") to acquire an 80.1% interest in Nowphit for 75,000,000 IAG common shares to be issued from treasury MarketWire

CapitalDPO, Inc. Announces Contract for $15,000,000 Direct Public Offering With BHEP Investments, Inc.
CapitalDPO, Inc. and BHEP Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of Black Hawk Exploration & Production Co., LLC, have announced plans to prepare a direct public offering of common stock of BHEP MarketWire

The Stuart Legacy Alliance, LLC Offers Maintenance-Style Estate Planning as Good Option for Many Seniors
In Martindale-Hubbell®'s groundbreaking 2007 survey on estate planning, 45% of all adult Americans have a will with an equal number having living wills as well (also known as medical directives) MarketWire

Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Visits OtterBox Headquarters
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper visited the newly-constructed OtterBox® headquarters during a trip to Northern Colorado on Oct. 6. He was hosted on a tour of the facility by OtterBox Founder and CEO Curt Richardson, President Brian Thomas and OtterCares(SM) President Nancy Richardson among other OtterBox directors and members of the media. MarketWire

United States Oil and Gas Corp Sells One of Its Subsidiaries
United States Oil and Gas Corp (OTCQB: USOG) (PINKSHEETS: USOG) announced today that it has sold one of its subsidiaries, Turnbull Oil, to Jeff Turnbull, for cash and cancellation of debt. The effective date of the disposition of assets was October 1, 2011. The financial statements to be issued for the three months ended September 30, 2011 will reflect the sale. MarketWire

BTEC, RPG Receive Grant to Promote Biomass Heating and Cooling
The BTEC and the Resource Professional Group were awarded a $70,000 grant to promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by teaching architects and biomass appliance manufacturers about wood energy. MarketWire

Get Your Wish on at Build-A-Bear Workshop
This holiday season, Build-A-Bear Workshop® (NYSE: BBW) is inviting Guests to get their wish on. With brand-new furry friends from the latest holiday movies, classic and celebrity characters, hi-tech Kinect enabled bears, gifts that give back, holiday traditions, customized presents and fun stocking stuffers, Build-A-Bear Workshop will be on everyone's wish list this year MarketWire

Co-op Services Credit Union Wants People to Shred Their Bank Debit Card and Will Pay $105 to Anyone Who Does
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, Co-op Services Credit Union is challenging people to shred their bank debit cards in protest and receive $105 in the process. Details of the credit union's challenge are available at www.ShredMyCard.com. MarketWire

Partnership Tests Feasibility of Sorghum Fuel in California
Chromatin Inc., a biomass supplier with operations in California, and Constellation Energy, a power company headquartered in Maryland, have agreed to study the feasibility of burning sorghum as an alternative fuel at two power plants in California. The plants are jointly owned by Constellation and North American Power Group MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- Taylor Swift, TSO Lead September Concert Ticket Sales
Country artist Taylor Swift and holiday favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra led ticket sales for September, according to data from the TicketNetwork Exchange*. Collectively the two acts sold more than 8% of all tickets. The other top ten artists and tours were the Honda Civic Tour with Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance, Jeff Dunham, Chris Brown, Journey, Sting, Bob Seger, Foo Fighters, and Incubus MarketWire

Berlin Starts Production on New Biomass Power Plant
More than 250 people turned out for the groundbreaking ceremony of Burgess BioPower, formerly known as the Berlin Station, in Berlin, N.H., Oct. 6, including New Hampshire's governor and the city's mayor. MarketWire

SDRL- Seadrill secures a new US$550 million credit facility
Hamilton, Bermuda, October 7, 2011 - Seadrill Limited has successfullysecuredcommitments from a group of commercial lending institutions and exportcreditagencies for a new US$550 million senior secured credit facility. The newfacility has a tenor of five years and a 10 years amortization profile MarketWire

Juniper Networks to Highlight Network Flexibility and Programmability at Carrier Ethernet World Congress
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that it will highlight new networking technologies and protocols designed to significantly improve network flexibility and programmability during the Carrier Ethernet World Congress, taking place in Amsterdam, Oct. 10-13. MarketWire

Queen Grace Collection Fall/Winter & Holiday Collections Showcased at Trunk Show
Queen Grace Collection, a high-fashion company that designs exclusively for the contemporary full-figured woman, will present a Queen Grace Collection trunk show and shopping event Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 11 p.m. The event will be hosted by the BeautyFull Boutique, 118 North Fayette Street in Alexandria, Va MarketWire

Mindoro Hits Further Encouraging Gold Intersections at Southwest Breccia, Lobo, Batangas
Mindoro Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE: MIO) (ASX: MDO) (Frankfurt:WKN 906167) reports results of two further drill holes from the infill and extension drilling of the Southwest Breccia (SWB) epithermal high-grade gold shoot at Lobo, Batangas Province, the Philippines. MarketWire

Savanna East Africa Releases Business Plan Update Webcast
Savanna East Africa, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NVAE) released a Webcast to the Company's corporate website yesterday to provide a business plan update. The Webcast addresses the recent acquisition of Palm Healthcare, plans to streamline the Company's corporate strategy and a move towards becoming an OTC Markets 'current information' filer MarketWire

Charles Industries Announces Hiring of Joe Burke as Vice President of Telecom Sales
Charles Industries, Ltd. has announced that Joseph T. (Joe) Burke, Jr. has joined the company as vice president of telecom sales. With 25 years' experience in telecommunications and manufacturing services sales management, Burke brings extensive experience and industry recognition to his new position on Charles' Senior Management Team. MarketWire

AlliedBarton Security Services Receives a 2011 ASTD BEST Award
AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, was recognized with a 2011 ASTD BEST Award during the awards ceremony in Washington, DC, October 6. MarketWire

Big Switch Networks to Keynote at the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG)
Big Switch Networks, an OpenFlow company bringing the benefits of virtualization and cloud architecture to enterprise networks, today announced that Rob Sherwood is giving a keynote address titled "OpenFlow: What is it and where is it going?" on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA at NANOG MarketWire

Hard Dollar Includes InfoMine's Mining Cost Library in Project Cost Management
Hard Dollar Corporation, the leading provider of Project Cost Management solutions, announced today the launch of InfoMine's Equipment Cost Calculator integration within HD for Mining products. Hard Dollar users with an active CostMine Equipment Cost Calculator subscription will enjoy immediate access to valuable mining industry data, with no additional costs from Hard Dollar. MarketWire

RCC Western Stores Celebrates 63 Years of Western Wear and Cowboy Boots With Anniversary Sale
RCC Western Stores celebrates 63 years in business selling Western Wear, Cowboy Boots and Western Accessories to customers across the United States. RCC Western Stores started with one store in Rapid City, SD in 1948 and has expanded to over 30 stores across the United States. Launching an Ecommerce site Nov MarketWire

Sorenson Communications Announces Eagerly-Anticipated Deaf SignMail
Sorenson Communications, the leading provider of Video Relay Service (VRS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing people who use sign language to communicate, today announced important updates to its ntouch® PC product. Included in the new ntouch PC 2.0 features is Deaf SignMail®, which empowers ntouch PC users to record and send as well as receive video messages. MarketWire

Tax-Free Savings Accounts-Save More for a Secure Future
Saving more and preserving more of your earnings are always worthwhile goals. Now you can accomplish them with ease, and more with a proven Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA). MarketWire

New Kent Winery "Humbled and Honored" to Receive 2011 Virginia Governor's Cup
New Kent Winery's 2009 Reserve Chardonnay has been awarded the 2011 Virginia Governor's Cup for white wines, the top award given for wines grown in the state. MarketWire

Green Star Continues to Expand Its Product Line
Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) announced today that they have successfully continued the expansion of their product lines in several different industries. MarketWire

BRS Resources Engages Energy Capital Solutions
BRS Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: BRS) (the "Company" or "BRS") has engaged Energy Capital Solutions LLC ("ECS") to raise capital in association with its recently announced acquisition of additional membership interests in AleAnna Resources LLC ("AleAnna Resources"). MarketWire

Wood Partners Purchases 9.69-Acre Site in Orlando to Develop 264-Unit Apartment Community
Wood Partners LLC, one of the nation's largest multifamily developers, announced today it has purchased 9.69 acres of raw land that will be the site of Alta at Lake Eve, a 264-unit luxury apartment community. MarketWire

Camelot Facility Solutions Announces Facility Maintenance Agreement With Apple Orthodontix
Camelot Facility Solutions, a national provider of facility and property management services, announced today a facility maintenance agreement with Apple Orthodontix for the maintenance of Apple's orthodontic clinics located throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. MarketWire

FIMA Subsidiary Signs LOI With Major Distributor
603 Beverages, Inc. (www.603beverage.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of FIMA Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FIMA) is excited to announce that the Company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a major beverage distributor in the Los Angeles area. The assignment that 603 Beverages has accepted is to develop and oversee the production of a proprietary line of carbonated beverages MarketWire

MyStudio Finalists Make "The X Factor" Top 32
Studio One Media, Inc MarketWire

El Paso Announces MPP Pipeline Project
El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), has executed long-term agreements for the MPP project which will expand TGP's 300 Line in Pennsylvania. MarketWire

Respect Your Universe Makes Runway Debut at Portland Fashion Week
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) is pleased to announce that they made their runway debut at Portland Fashion Week (http://portlandfashionweek.net/) on Thursday night as one of the leading designers in athletic-wear to showcase their Spring 2012 Men's High Performance Line MarketWire

Fortegra Financial's Motor Club Division Partners With Valvoline
Fortegra Financial Corporation (NYSE: FRF) today announced that the company's motor club subsidiary, Auto Knight Motor Club, renewed and expanded its roadside assistance agreement with Ashland Inc., owner of the Valvoline consumer brand and loyalty programs MarketWire

Miller Tabak + Co., LLC Expands Environmental Brokerage & Advisory Business to San Diego Office
Miller Tabak's rapidly growing Environmental Markets business has announced the expansion into California with additional staff at its San Diego, California office. Earlier this year, Miller Tabak appointed industry expert Steven Warsaw to develop and head the unit, currently headquartered in New York. MarketWire

New and Memorable Book on ALS Journey, 'Last Flight Out,' Brings Tears, Laughter to Terminal Illness Memoir
A compelling new book that chronicles three-war veteran George Thomas' courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) is achingly poignant and impossibly funny at the same time. Rarely do page-turners like this take readers through such a wide range of raw emotions, yet what makes Last Flight Out truly unique is that the author is also Thomas' devoted widow. MarketWire

AkzoNobel completes acquisition of Schramm Holding AG
October 7, 2011 AkzoNobel has today completed its acquisition of more than 95 percent oftheshares of coatings manufacturer Schramm Holding AG. The deal was firstannouncedin June of this year MarketWire

Park Sterling Corporation to Announce Q3 2011 Results on November 2
Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ: PSTB), the holding company for Park Sterling Bank, today announced that financial results for the third quarter of 2011 will be released on November 2, 2011 before the market opens, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 317-6789 and requesting the Park Sterling Corporation earnings call MarketWire

FACT Launches New Corporate Website
FACT Corporation (OTCQB: FCTOA) (PINKSHEETS: FCTOA) ("FACT," "Company"), a company focused on supporting healthier lifestyles with a multifaceted line of bakery and nutraceutical products has launched a new corporate website at www.factfoods.com. MarketWire

Management Appointments at Northland
Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU)(FRANKFURT: NPK)(OSLO: NAUR) ("Northland" or "the Company") is pleased to announce new appointments. MarketWire

Republic of Texas Corporate Holiday Gift Catalog Now Available
Republic of Texas Brands Inc., (PINKSHEETS: LJWY), announced today that the 2011 Corporate Holiday Season Texas Gift Catalog is now available and orders are being taken for the upcoming holiday season. To view this catalog, visit www.republicoftexas.com. MarketWire

Oracle's Annual Meeting of Stockholders to Be Held October 12, 2011
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders at 10:00 a.m. PT in the Oracle Conference Center, located at 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City at Oracle's headquarters. Oracle's stockholders as of August 15, 2011 are invited to attend the meeting and should refer to Oracle's proxy statement available at www.oracle MarketWire

Grid Cloud Solutions Inc Reports New Product Lines for Energy Savings
Grid Cloud Solutions Inc (PINKSHEETS: GRDC) announced it has been granted rights to sell two new product lines under its energy conservation initiatives. MarketWire

Opinionmeter's Mobile Research Survey App Captures Location Data Using Interactive Maps
Opinionmeter International, developer of the award-winning customer feedback management platform, announced today the release of its newly enhanced mobile research survey app for the iOS platform. MarketWire

JCM Global Continues Winning Streak With Major Contract Secured From Maryland Live! Casino for iVIZION Bill Validator
The winning streak continues for JCM Global, the world leader in currency bill validation equipment MarketWire

PriceSmart Announces September Sales
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) (www.pricesmart.com) today announced that for the month of September 2011 net sales increased 25.5% to $146.3 million, from $116.6 million in September a year earlier. There were 29 warehouse clubs in operation at the end of September 2011 and 27 warehouse clubs in operation at the end of September 2010. MarketWire

Free Webinar: Software Vendor Audits: Triggers, Trends, Threats and Prevention
WHAT: Over half of enterprises were audited by their software vendor in 2010, according to Gartner. Industry experts discuss current trends, audit triggers, and how to manage a software audit. WHO: Peter Beruk, Senior Director, Business Software Alliance Jenny Schuchert, Content Director, International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, Inc MarketWire

Torvec and Hyundai to Debut Show Car at SEMA
Torvec, Inc. (OTCQB: TOVC) (PINKSHEETS: TOVC) announced today that it will be providing IsoTorque® differentials for Hyundai Motor's High Performance SEMA car, set to début at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) exposition, to be held in Las Vegas Nevada between November 1st - 4th (More details will be released later). MarketWire

CSA Travel Protection to Lead Discussion on Data Security and ID Theft for Vacation Rental Managers
CSA Travel Protection (CSA), dedicated for the past 20 years to providing affordable travel insurance and emergency assistance services, will lead a panel of travel and security experts to discuss data security and identity theft risk for both travelers and vacation rental managers here at the VRMA 2011 Annual Conference. MarketWire

SDRL - Seadrill secures a one-year contract for the ultra-deepwater newbuild West Leo
Tullow Oil Ghana Ltd., a subsidiary ofTullow Oil plc has awarded Seadrill a one-year contract for operationsoffshoreGhana with the newbuild ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig West Leo. Thepotential contract revenue for the one-year period is US$204 million whichincludes US$18 million in mobilization revenue. In addition, the rig canearn adaily performance bonus of up to 10 percent. MarketWire

MomentumHunter.com Morning Alerts: Greenshift Corp, Alumifuel, Genta, Avstar Aviation, Universal Detection, Next 1 Interactive, Evcarco, Zevotek, Medclean Tech and Coroware
MomentumHunter.com is a premier source for microcap research - providing a wide range of due diligence and investment insight on stocks all over the market. MomentumHunter.com Investment Report primary focus is to alert our valued subscribers to small cap and microcap companies poised for explosive movement in the market MarketWire

REMINDER/Pratt & Whitney Canada to Have Significant Presence at NBAA
NBAA - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will have a major presence at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX). MarketWire

REMINDER: Pratt & Whitney Canada Invites PT6A and Turbofan Customers to Attend M&O Sessions at NBAA 2011
NBAA - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is inviting owners, operators and maintenance personnel of its PT6A engines and PW300, PW500 and PW600 turbofan engines to attend maintenance and overhaul (M&O) sessions during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 11, respectively MarketWire

Adherex Reports Meeting With FDA's Pediatric Subcommittee of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee on the Development of Sodium Thiosulfate Injection
Adherex Technologies Inc. (TSX: AHX) (PINKSHEETS: ADHXF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer therapeutics, today announced that the FDA's Pediatric Subcommittee of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee will discuss the development of Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP, 25% (STS) on November 1, 2011 MarketWire

AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Provides Rationale for Why the PBIS-2000 Portable Balloon Inflation System Technology Can Become the Worldwide Lift Gas Standard
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"), revealed today why the PBIS-2000 system can become a global standard following the award of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) contract announced yesterday MarketWire

Tina McKeon Named Atlanta's Patent Law 'Lawyer of the Year'
Tina Williams McKeon, PhD, a founding principal of McKeon, Meunier, Carlin and Curfman, LLC, has been named as the "Atlanta Best Lawyers Patent Law Lawyer of the Year" for 2012 by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. MarketWire

Callidus' Litmos LMS Signs 1000+ User Deal
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced today that a leading British fast moving consumer goods company has selected Litmos' SaaS-based Learning Management Solution (LMS) to power its training platform for over 1,000 users in the United Kingdom. The agreement was signed in the third quarter of 2011. MarketWire

ITRI Announces Winners of Global Nano Innovation Contest Oct 5
IBM Research has emerged as the winner in the ITRI sponsored Global Nano Innovation Contest with its Graphene Nanoelectronics: Wafer Scale Single Atomic Layer Carbon RF Devices and Circuits. ITRI announced the list of winners on October 5 after fierce competition MarketWire

Weapon Simulator Sold to Montana Air National Guard
VirTra Systems (PINKSHEETS: VTSI), a leading provider of firearms training systems to Military and Law Enforcement agencies, today announced a contract award for a 300 degree shooting simulator from the Montana Air National Guard. MarketWire

Announced Closures, Lawsuits Continue in Wake of CSAPR, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) continues causing problems and uncertainties in the Power Industry in the 27 states affected by the rule. Earlier this week, Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) (St MarketWire

MMRGlobal Announces Hector V. Barreto as Chairman of the Company's Board of Advisors
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) (www.mmrglobal.com) today announced that Hector V. Barreto will serve the Company as Chairman of its Board of Advisors. Mr. Barreto, a member of the Company's Board of Directors for nearly four years, resigned his post on September 30, 2011 as a condition of accepting an appointment by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to serve on its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Jones Soda Co. Launches New 16-Ounce Cans Targeted to Convenience Store Category
Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category known for its unique branding and innovative marketing, today announced the launch of a brand new format: 16-ounce cans of Jones Pure Cane Soda, emblazoned with bold black and white fan-submitted photos synonymous with the Jones' brand MarketWire

AAA Joins the Electric Drive Transportation Association
The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) -- the preeminent industry association dedicated to advancing electric drive as a core technology on the road to sustainable mobility -- today announced that AAA has joined the Association. MarketWire

Jacksonville Jaguars Honor the 100th Birthday of President Reagan by Participating in Reagan Centennial National Football Coin Toss
The Jacksonville Jaguars will honor the 100th birthday of President Ronald Reagan by using a Ronald Reagan Centennial Commemorative Coin before their game this Sunday. The Jaguars will join nearly 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 Florida MarketWire

STATS ChipPAC Schedules Third Quarter 2011 Results Conference Call
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today announced it will hold a conference call with analysts and investors on Monday, 31 October 2011 at 8.00 am in Singapore to discuss the Company's results for the third quarter 2011 and business outlook for the fourth quarter 2011. MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 10/7
Occupy Wall Street, medical records online, commercial real estate opportunity, self-employed mortagages; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv MarketWire

SDRL - Seadrill secures a five-year contract for the ultra-deepwater newbuild West Capricorn
Seadrill has entered into a Memorandum ofUnderstanding with a major oil company for a five-year contract foroperationsin North America with the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig WestCapricorn.The potential contract value for the firm five-year period is US$919million,which includes a US$30 million mobilization fee MarketWire

Singapore Polytechnic Pioneers Next Generation Educational Cloud Computing Center
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- With the launch of the SPE3C3 (Singapore Polytechnic Electrical and Electronic Engineering Cloud Computing Center) today, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) is the first educational institute in Asia Pacific to equip its students with the latest skills in cloud computing through an operational data center environment. MarketWire

Allied Gold Mining PLC - Block Listing Application
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Eurovision Song Contest 2012/More Than 20 Years After Celine Dion, a New Hope Emerges From Canada: Katherine St-Laurent Will Sing Her Heart Out to Lead Switzerland to Victory!
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Tecan Initiates CEO Succession Process
Tecan Group AG /Tecan Initiates CEO Succession ProcessProcessed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Find Hotel BENIKEA
For a month, from September 30th to October 31st, Korea National Tourism Organization Chain Hotel "BENIKEA (www.benikea.com)" is hosting the "Find Hotel BENIKEA" event. MarketWire

Transportation Goods, Electrical Equipment, and Furniture Are Among Sectors Most Likely to Gain Jobs as U.S. Manufacturing Returns, Predicts The Boston Consulting Group
Transportation goods such as vehicles and auto parts, electrical equipment including household appliances, and furniture are among seven sectors that could create 2 to 3 million jobs as a result of manufacturing returning to the U.S. -- an emerging trend that is expected to accelerate starting in the next five years, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). MarketWire

REMINDER: octoScope President Fanny Mlinarsky Speaks at Interop About 4G Broadband and the Long Term Evolution (LTE) Standard
Who/WhatoctoScope president Fanny Mlinarsky will attend this week's Interop conference in New York and will lead the session on 4G Broadband: What You Need to Know About LTE. Her session includes a detailed overview of LTE -- what it is, what it can do, how it will become a key part of the wireless industry and how it will evolve MarketWire

APAC Customer Services, Inc. Holding Job Fair to Fill 200 Positions in La Crosse Contact Center
APAC Customer Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: APAC), a leader in global outsourced services and solutions, announced today that it will be holding a job fair to find candidates to fill 200 customer service associates (CSAs) positions in its La Crosse, Wisconsin contact center. The media is invited to attend the event. MarketWire

Coastal Energy Announces Insider Transaction
Coastal Energy Company (the "Company" or "Coastal") (TSX: CEN) (AIM: CEO), an independent exploration and production company with assets in Thailand, announces that it was notified today of the following purchase transactions in the Company's common shares: MarketWire

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Schedules Earnings Release of Fiscal Year Ended 2011 Results
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PFLT) announced today that it will report its fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 results on Thursday, November 17, 2011 after the close of the financial markets. MarketWire

OnTrak Software to Feature Point-of-Sale Marketing Management Solutions at NBWA 2011
OnTrak Software, the only provider of Web-based software to help wholesale beer distributors track, measure and manage their point-of-sale (POS) marketing campaigns and materials, today announced its participation in the 74th National Beer Wholesalers (NBWA) Convention & Tradeshow held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, October 17-18th. MarketWire

PennantPark Investment Corporation Schedules Earnings Release of Fiscal Year Ended 2011 Results
PennantPark Investment Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PNNT) announced today that it will report its fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 results on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 after the close of the financial markets. MarketWire

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