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India, Pakistan agree to open bank branches and new land routes to boost trade
India and Pakistan have agreed to open bank branches of the respective countries and new land routes to boost bilateral trade. ANI

Panasonic to Implement OECD Due Diligence Guidance to Ensure Conflict-Free Procurement
Panasonic Corporation announced its participation in a pilot project on implementing the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidance that sets out steps for companies to ensure they do not contribute to conflict or abuse of human rights through their mineral and metal procurement practices ACN Newswire

Hitachi Concludes Formation of Alliance with Hi-Rel Electronics, India
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and Hi-Rel Electronics Pvt. Ltd. ("Hi-Rel") today announced closing of a transaction under which Hitachi has made a majority equity investment in Hi-Rel, in a move to strengthen Hitachi's and Hi-Rel's power electronics business in India. Hi-Rel will subsequently be renamed Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt. Ltd ACN Newswire

Chinaprintingnet.com: Nokia Will Cut 3,500 Employees
Chinaprintingnet.com reports that Nokia on Thursday said it would cut 3,500 manufacturing employees. In the beginning of this year, Nokia announced the reduction of 6800 research staff. Nokia's cut of employees aims to continue to restructure its business, cut costs to make manufacturing operations closer to the Asian customers. According to the recent research of Chinaprintingnet ACN Newswire

Sharp Begins Supplying AQUOS PHONE to France Telecom
Sharp Corporation will begin providing France Telecom-Orange, the mobile network operator of France Telecom S.A., with the AQUOS PHONE smartphone. Based on the SH-12C AQUOS PHONE smartphone that Sharp makes for NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in Japan, the model has been customized to meet the specifications of France Telecom, which partners with NTT DOCOMO ACN Newswire

Sharp to Introduce High-Power LED Lighting Devices
Sharp Corporation has developed and will introduce a high-power LED lighting device that features the industry's highest luminous efficacy of 93.3 lm/W(1) (lumens/watt) in the 50W input power class as a light source for applications such as downlighting in retail stores ACN Newswire

AuRo Resources (TSXV:ARU) Nearing Completion of its Auger Program, Files Technical Reports on Two Colombian Gold Projects - Video Highlights of Resourcexinvestor Report Posted on www.InvestmentPitch
Vancouver, British Columbia, September 29, 2011 - AuRo Resources (TSXV:ARU) has filed 43-101 Technical Reports for both the Surata and the Arboledas gold properties in Columbia. These reports are available on www.sedar.com and on the company's website.AuRo Resources was featured in an earlier report by Resourcexinvestor.com ACN Newswire

fitlosophy and LA Boxing Team Up to Knockout Breast Cancer
fitlosophy, inc., creator of fitness + nutrition journal and goal setting system fitbook™, has teamed up with LA Boxing in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month with a special campaign to knockout cancer, boxing4boobs MarketWire

Prepare for 2012 Using Online Rate Tables, Says Informa Research Services
With only three months left in 2011, right now may be a good time to start thinking about setting some financial goals for the upcoming year MarketWire

Avista Reaches Multi-Party Settlement in Washington Electric and Natural Gas Rate Requests
Avista (NYSE: AVA) and other parties in the company's electric and natural gas rate case filings have reached a settlement agreement that, if approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC), is designed to provide an additional $20.0 million, or a 4.5 percent, increase in annual electric billed revenue, and $3.75 million, or a 2 MarketWire

United States Naval Academy Tosses One for 'The Gipper'
The United States Naval Academy will honor the 100th birthday of President Reagan by tossing a Ronald Reagan Centennial Commemorative Coin before their football game vs. Air Force on Saturday. The USNA will join over 6,000 High School, College, and NFL football teams across America participating in the Ronald Reagan Centennial National Football Coin Toss MarketWire

Autumn Seasonal Skincare: "Skincare-News.com" Presents Tips for a Fall Beauty Regimen
Effective seasonal skincare means swapping out summer formulas and replacing them with products better suited for the cool, dry weather that lies ahead. This fall, it's time to prepare skin with the right regimen. Skincare-News.com's latest article, "The Fall Switch-Up Part 4: 10 Tips for Cooler Weather Skincare," helps women choose gentler, more hydrating products for face and body. MarketWire

3 Days Left Only -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Partner Former Louisiana Attorney General Announce Suit Against Dendreon Corp.: Remind Investors With Losses Over $500,000 of Important 10/3/11 Deadline -- DNDN
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., announce that only 3 days remain for investors to file lead plaintiff applications in the firm's securities class action lawsuit against Dendreon Corp. ("Dendreon" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: DNDN) MarketWire

National Agents Alliance Announces 'Support' Site for Online Help
National Agents Alliance has launched NAASupport in an effort to offer even more help to its agents across the United States, President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Albright announced. MarketWire

CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. Announces Appointment of Mark A. Elste to Its Board of Directors
CIB Marine Bancshares, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CIBH) announced today that Mark A. Elste has been named to the Company's Board of Directors. MarketWire

Avista Receives Commission Approval in Idaho Electric and Natural Gas General Rate Requests
Avista (NYSE: AVA) received approval today from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) on the all-party settlement agreement, concluding the company's electric and natural gas rate request. Avista made the requests to the IPUC on July 5, 2011 followed by an all-party settlement agreement on Aug. 26, 2011. New customer rates will become effective Oct. 1, 2011. MarketWire

Excellon Reports Production to Resume Following an Illegal Demonstration at La Platosa
Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX: EXN) (the "Company" or "Excellon") reports that production at its Platosa Mine is to resume following a temporary halt resulting from an illegal demonstration at the mine site that started on September 28, 2011. Excellon and its legal team were successful in resolving the matter with the assistance of Durango State Government authorities MarketWire

agileWORKFLOW, The Next Generation IT Process Automation Tool, To Be Showcased at Interop New York 2011
agileWORKFLOW, the next generation IT process automation tool, will be officially launched on October 5th at Interop New York, happening October 3-7, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center. This great new tool is the missing link that IT managers have been waiting for. MarketWire

State Foresters Call on Green Building Sector to Drive Economic Growth Through Wood Use
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) applauded a new report from the USDA Forest Service showing that wood is superior to other construction materials in terms of environmental benefits. MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina to Outline Data Quality Best Practices at Teradata Partners Event
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Esterline Selects Phil Bowker to Lead Its Engineered Materials Business Platform
Esterline Corporation (www.esterline.com) (NYSE: ESL), a leading specialty manufacturer serving the aerospace and defense markets, today announced that it has selected Phil Bowker to serve as Platform President of the company's Engineered Materials business platform, consisting of six global manufacturing operations in Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. MarketWire

San Jose Hosts Solar Tour to Help Residents Cut Energy Costs & Create a Bright Green Future
The City of San José is hosting a solar home tour on October 1, 2011 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to introduce residents to the products their solar savvy friends and neighbors are using to reduce their monthly energy bills. Tour participants will learn about available incentives, different types of solar technologies on the market today and how much money they can save MarketWire

Claremont Creek Ventures Co-Founder Nat Goldhaber Says China May "Clean the Clock" of the U.S. in Clean Technology
Nat Goldhaber, a co-founder of venture capital firm Claremont Creek Ventures and managing director of its clean technology investments, told participants at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 2011 conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that China is much more aggressive than the United States in developing clean technology projects and could dominate clean technology development globally. MarketWire

Franchisees Open Third ColorTyme in Virginia
With success from their Lynchburg and Danville locations, Jeff and Jill Tepper recently opened the doors to their latest ColorTyme store in South Boston, Va. The new store offers a wide selection of appliances, furniture, computers and other electronics while promising customers the best rent-to-own experience in Halifax County. MarketWire

LIGHTS FOR THE CURE(TM) Turns Skyline Pink for 10th Year in a Row in Honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
LIGHTS FOR THE CURE™, the area's first public service campaign that used the lighting of buildings and landmarks to promote a cause, will light up the skyline pink for the 10th year in a row this October in an effort to encourage women to schedule a mammogram. MarketWire

Cinnabon Sends Holiday Care Packages to Troops Overseas
For the second year in a row, Cinnabon is partnering with Operation Gratitude to raise money to send "Hugs from Home" care packages to our heroes overseas. MarketWire

Get an Early Start to Your Day With Barona's Early Bird Power Giveaway
Rise and shine...it's giveaway time! Monday through Thursday mornings in October at Barona Resort & Casino, Club Barona members are invited to compete in the Early Bird Power Giveaway for a chance to win a share of $10,800 in myFREEPLAY prizes each day. MarketWire

Whiterock REIT Announces Date for Third Quarter 2011 Results Conference Call
Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust ("Whiterock") (TSX: WRK.UN) invites you to participate in its live conference call with senior management on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. E.D.T., regarding its third quarter 2011 results and achievements. MarketWire

American College of Education Introduces New Master's Level Concentrations for Educators
American College of Education announces the availability of two new concentrations for its M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction program: Digital Learning and Teaching and Implementing K-6 Common Core Mathematics Standards. The graduate degree programs are available beginning Oct. 17, 2011. MarketWire

Cody Simpson Explodes From "COAST TO COAST"; Australian Pop Sensation's New EP Makes Top 15 Debut; Rising Teen Star Celebrates With Series of TV Appearances, Including Upcoming Editions of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Live! With Regis & Kelly; "COAST TO COAST" Available Now in Stores
Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson has made a stunning chart debut with his new EP. "COAST TO COAST" -- which includes the #1 Radio Disney hit, "On My Mind" -- entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #12 MarketWire

NuPathe to Present at the Safeguard Scientifics Investor Day 2011
NuPathe Inc. (NASDAQ: PATH) today announces that Jane Hollingsworth, chief executive officer, will present at the Safeguard Scientifics Investor Day 2011 at The Yale Club of New York City on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. MarketWire

DMRJ Extends Implant Sciences' Credit Line
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced that it has renegotiated its credit agreements with its senior secured investor, DMRJ Group LLC. MarketWire

350Green and Sheetz, Inc. to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Convenience Stores
350Green (www.350green.com), a developer of electric vehicle (E.V.) charging station networks and Sheetz, Inc. (www.sheetz.com), an operator of more than 395 convenience stores in the U.S., announced today plans to build and operate a network of E.V. charging stations at five Sheetz locations in Pennsylvania MarketWire

Get Lady Luck on Your Side for This Year's Barona Lottery, September 30 - November 3
Barona Resort & Casino invites Club Barona members to try their luck and pick their favorite numbers for a chance to win big in the $250,000 Barona Lottery. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 27 players who earn 250 Club Barona myPOINTS can participate in weekly lottery drawings on Thursdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. for a chance at the progressive jackpot and instant win prizes MarketWire

International Consolidated, Inc. Increases Transparency and Advances a Tier on OTC Markets
International Consolidated, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: INCC) -- International Consolidated, Inc. announces today that it has fulfilled the requirements of OTC Markets pursuant to the Alternative Reporting Standards in order to move up to the Limited Information Tier MarketWire

Taleo Named a 2011 Healthiest Employer in the Bay Area
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, was selected as one of the top Healthiest Employers in the Bay Area MarketWire

Aberdeen Group
In the news release, "Aberdeen Group Announces Industry Achievement Award for Marketing Excellence Nominees," issued Wednesday, September 28, by Aberdeen Group, we are advised by the company that the bulleted list of award nominees should include "Plex Systems, Inc." rather than "Plex" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Dialogic Inc. Congratulates Biscom on 25th Anniversary
Dialogic Inc. (www.dialogic.com/) (NASDAQ: DLGC), a leading provider of communications technologies that power advanced networks, today congratulates Biscom on their 25th company anniversary. MarketWire

Agiliance RiskVision Continues to Embrace BigFix Technology
Agiliance® Inc., the leading independent provider of Security and Operational Risk Management solutions for Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) programs, today announced the release of the IBM® Tivoli® Endpoint Manager Connector (built on BigFix® technology) for its flagship product, Agiliance RiskVision™ MarketWire

Quicksilver Resources Inc. Announces Repurchase of Its 1.875% Convertible Subordinated Debentures Due 2024
Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE: KWK) announced today that holders of our 1.875% Convertible Subordinated Debentures Due 2024 (CUSIP No. 74837RAB0) (the "Notes") have the right to require Quicksilver to repurchase their Notes in cash on November 1, 2011 (the "Repurchase Date"). As of September 29, 2011, there were $150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Notes outstanding MarketWire

Lustre 2.1 Released
Whamcloud, a venture-backed company formed from a worldwide network of high-performance computing (HPC) storage industry veterans, today announced the release of Lustre 2.1 with better control over virtualized storage and wider platform support. It is the first full release of Lustre with Whamcloud and OpenSFS hosting the master codeline MarketWire

Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg Exceeds 2011 Event Fundraising Goal by $60K With Help From Sage Fundraising Online
Sage North America today announced that Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg (HFHW) recently used the friend-to-friend fundraising tools in Sage Fundraising Online to exceed its Cycle of Hope 2011 fundraising event goal by $60,000. MarketWire

USA Recycling Industries, Inc. Discloses Corporate Events to the Public Domain
USA Recycling Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: USRI), a scrap metals recycler servicing the automotive service center industry with commercial customers throughout North America, today announced several key corporate events that are expected to produce both short and long-term value for the Company and its shareholder base. The Company, through the outside accounting firm of Lynda R MarketWire

ITNS Retains Media Communications Specialist
Itonis, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITNS), today announced that the Company has retained Kathleen Kiley as its Media Communications Specialist. Ms. Kiley comes to Itonis with over 27 years' experience as a Managing Editor and Digital Business Journalist, reporting on various industries and consumer markets, while delivering analysis on trends behind business news. Ms MarketWire

NACS Adds Virtual Show to Annual Meeting of Convenience and Fuel Retailers
VIVA Creative today announced its partnership with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) to become the official producer of the NACS Show Virtual, the newly launched and first-ever online virtual component to the association's annual meeting, the most highly regarded industry event for convenience and fuel retailers MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory -- Jeff Dunham Tickets for Under $100
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is heading back on the road this fall to perform his highly popular ventriloquism act. The Controlled Chaos Tour begins on October 6 and ends in early March. Fans looking for great deals on admission are in luck as a large portion of Jeff Dunham tickets are priced under $100, according to the latest data from the TicketNetwork Exchange*. MarketWire

WaveLab Inc. Introduces 7 and 13 GHz Outdoor RF Units for Use in USA
WaveLab Inc., a leading developer of low cost, high quality, indoor and outdoor RF units for Tier I and II OEM microwave radio suppliers, today announced the availability of its 7 and 13 GHz outdoor RF units (ODUs) for use in the USA market MarketWire

Capital Product Partners L.P. Announces Completion of the Acquisition of Crude Carriers Corp. and Refinancing of the Crude Carriers Corp. Outstanding Debt From Its Existing $350 Million Credit Facility
Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) ("CPLP") today announces that it has completed the acquisition of Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) ("Crude") in a unit-for-share transaction, whereby Crude became a wholly-owned subsidiary of CPLP. MarketWire

UPDATE: The West Coast Wall Street Conference Debuts in Newport Beach Honoring Mr. Gary E. Bryant With a Lifetime Achievement Award
The West Coast Wall Street Conference (WCWSC i) will debut at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on October 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference whose parent company is the San Diego Investment Conference, LLC (www.sandiegoinvestmentconference.com) will feature resource and select companies from around the country. Veteran investment banker Gary E MarketWire

Closing of Stollwerck'sale to the Belgian Sweet Products/Baronie Group
Barry Callebaut AG /Closing of Stollwerck'sale to the Belgian Sweet Products/Baronie Group. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Oracle Announces Hybrid Columnar Compression Support for ZFS Storage Appliances and Pillar Axiom Storage Systems
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Keystone XL to Create Over 14,400 Person Years of Employment in Oklahoma
As the Department of State proceeds with its 90-day consultation period to determine if TransCanada Corporation's (TSX: TRP) (NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) proposed Keystone XL pipeline is in the U.S MarketWire

Lab Industry Visionary Dr. Tom Tiffany to Be Honored at 29th Annual Lab Institute
G2 Intelligence announces an important event to take place during Lab Institute 2011, October 19-21, 2011, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Thomas Tiffany, a distinguished 40-year veteran of the biomedical field, will receive the 2011 Laboratory Public Service National Leadership Award from G2 Intelligence. MarketWire

Action Products International, Inc. (APII) Appoints New Board Member; Aziz Ahmad Joins the APII's Board of Directors
Action Products International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: APII) today announced the appointment of Aziz Ahmad to the company's board of directors. MarketWire

OCRI Hires New President to Execute on Ottawa's Vision for High-Impact Economic Development
The Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI) has hired former software executive and military veteran Bruce Lazenby as its new President and CEO to lead a new, more inclusive and collaborative economic development organization. Lazenby's mandate includes introducing cultural change at OCRI so it can respond faster to business needs and opportunities. MarketWire

The West Coast Wall Street Conference Debuts in Newport Beach Honoring Mr. Gary E. Bryant With a Lifetime Achievement Award
The West Coast Wall Street Conference (WCWSC i) will debut at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach on October 5th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference whose parent company is the San Diego Investment Conference, LLC (www.sandiegoinvestmentconference.com) will feature resource and select companies from around the country. Veteran investment banker Gary E MarketWire

Intergraph(R) to Feature CADWorx(R) Plant, CAESAR II(R) and PV Elite(R) at DMS EXPO in Osaka, Japan October 5-7
Intergraph will be exhibiting at the 14th Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions (DMS) Expo on October 5-7, 2011 in Osaka, Japan with demonstrations of CADWorx Plant Professional for intelligent plant design and 3D modeling, CAESAR II for pipe stress analysis, and PV Elite for vessel and exchanger analysis MarketWire

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Labor Cost Management the Focus of OnShift CEO's Presentation at Pennsylvania Health Care Association Conference
OnShift, a leader in web-based staff scheduling and shift management software for the healthcare industry, today announced that OnShift CEO Mark Woodka will present best practices for labor cost management in long-term care and senior living at the PHCA/CALM Annual Convention. MarketWire

HireVue Introduces Digital Interviewing(TM) and a Breakthrough Way to Interview -- On Demand!
Those that hate bad interviews, will love this. HireVue today introduced its proprietary Digital Interview Platform™, featuring a breakthrough way to interview -- on demand! HireVue On Demand Interviews™ help organizations interview up to 10 times faster, nine times cheaper and 100 percent better while improving consistency, transparency and regulatory compliance MarketWire

Mayor Villaraigosa and George Lopez Launch Academic Incentive Program at Partnership for Los Angeles High Schools
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Funnyman George Lopez, along with the Partnership for LA Schools announced the Los Angeles launch of S.H.O.W. (Students Helping Our World), a student-formed incentive program to address the serious issues of academic performance and attendance MarketWire

iPad 2 Finds Contemporary Styling & Convenience in a Case From OtterBox
The Reflex Series®, an innovative case line from OtterBox®, delivers great protection for iPad® 2 enthusiasts in a slim design that is easy to install, use and carry. OtterBox produces industry-leading protective products and the Reflex Series is no exception. Protection and convenience come together so the iPad is ready when you are. Now available from www.otterbox MarketWire

As Mortgage Rates Dip Lower, Homeowners Should Consider Refinancing, Says Informa Research Services
Rates were already low at the start of the quarter, but following the Fed's announcement last week, the national average rate on a traditional 30 year fixed rate mortgage has inched lower. Informa Research Services, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE: INF), encourages qualified homeowners to take advantage of low interest rates and look to refinancing their current home loan (http://www.erate MarketWire

Vitelity Communications Builds Out Data Center to Offer Hosting Platforms
Voice over IP (VoIP) technology provider Vitelity Communications invested close to one million dollars in the construction of its data center located in Englewood, Colo. The center allows existing and future clients access to a number of hosting servers and VoIP technology equipment. MarketWire

Stockton College and Cornell University Partner in Hospitality Program
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey formalized a cooperative agreement with the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) on Sept. 28, bringing to life a hospitality program vision. According to Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr., the Stockton / Cornell partnership was the result of ongoing discussions with Cooper Levenson Chief Executive Officer Lloyd D MarketWire

Hamilton Thorne Closes Second Tranche of Common Share Private Placement and Completes the Conversion of Subordinated Debentures
Hamilton Thorne Ltd. (TSX-V: HTL) ("Hamilton Thorne" or the "Company"), a leading provider of advanced laser systems for the regenerative medicine, fertility and stem cell research markets, today announced the closing of the second tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Offering") of common shares ("Common Shares") of the Company MarketWire

AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) Announces Appointment of New Director
AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE: ACO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Frederick J. Palensky, Ph.D. as a director of the Company, effective immediately. Dr. Palensky will serve as a Class II Director and will stand for election by all shareholders at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Dr. Palensky will serve on the Compensation Committee. MarketWire

Unite 11: 2011 Unity Awards Winners Revealed
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity development platform for awesome games and interactive 3D on the web, iOS, Android, consoles and beyond, happily announced the winners of the 2011 Unity Awards on September 29th at the Unite 11 conference in San Francisco. MarketWire

Aristocrat's Tarzan Lord of the Jungle and Cashman Fever Named Best Slots in 2011 Best of Southern California Gaming Readers Choice Awards
The votes are in, and Aristocrat's Tarzan® Lord of the Jungle™ and Cashman Fever™ slot games have been named Best Slots in the 2011 Best of Southern California Gaming™ Reader's Choice Awards. The awards are overseen by the Southern California Gaming Guide, and are voted on by the magazine's readers. MarketWire

NEWave Releases New Title 31 Web Service, Announces Upgrades to myCompliance Suite and Check Prove
Leading software supplier to the gaming industry NEWave is making groundbreaking advances again. Now the company has unveiled a new web-based service to its popular Title 31 Software and cutting-edge upgrades to many other components of its myCompliance™ Suite and Check Prove software. Combined, the advances make doing business faster, easier and even better than before. MarketWire

Healthnostics Revenues and Profits Jump
Healthnostics, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HNSS) announced results for the 2nd Quarter ending June 30, 2011 of $298,518 in earnings on revenue of $403,220 as compared to the same period in 2010 of a $23,772 loss on revenue of $207,942. The 2nd Quarter results also surpassed 1st Quarter earnings of $278,626 on revenue of $358,220. MarketWire

Chief Customer Officer Council Sets Theme of 'Accelerating Leadership' for Third Annual CCO Summit Meeting
The Chief Customer Officer (CCO) Council, the only member-led peer-advisory network for CCOs, offering insight and assistance into their critical issues, announced today the agenda for its third annual Chief Customer Officer Summit , Oct. 18-19 at Oracle Corp.'s office in New York, NY MarketWire

NetGenie Home Wi-Fi Router Adds Parental Controls for iPad Tablets, Smartphones and PCs
With kids and teens doing more and more of their Internet browsing on smartphones and tablets like the iPad, a software-based approach to monitoring and blocking Internet access to adult content or age-inappropriate websites will no longer work. MarketWire

12 Years of Ashampoo -- 12-Day Birthday Offer
The software manufacturer Ashampoo celebrates its 12th birthday. The Oldenburg-based company was founded in October 1999 and looks back on more than a decade of successful software history. Currently Ashampoo has around 14 million customers worldwide and offers an extensive software portfolio of over 50 products. MarketWire

Cambrian Systems Announces Corporate Update
Cambrian Systems (PINKSHEETS: CAMS) today announced, as part of its commitment to providing financial disclosure to shareholders and the public markets, the company has recently completed all of the filings and other required paperwork on Pink Sheets www.pinksheets.com. MarketWire

Space Systems/Loral Built QuetzSat-1 Satellite Successfully Performs Post-Launch Maneuvers
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) (NASDAQ: LORL), the world's leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that the QuetzSat-1 satellite, procured by SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan MarketWire

Media Advisory: Penske Logistics Thought Leadership on Display at CSCMP Global Conference
What: Penske Logistics Senior Vice President of Sales Joe Gallick to appear on two panel sessions When: Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 11 a.m. CSCMP Annual State of Logistics Report®, Room 108 A 1 p.m MarketWire

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MOSAID Addresses Wi-LAN's Many Mischaracterizations in Its Notice of Extension
MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX: MSD) today addressed the many mischaracterizations made by Wi-LAN Inc. in its notice to extend its hostile and inadequate bid to acquire MOSAID. MarketWire

Humble Construction Applies Commercial Experience to Public Construction Projects
Humble Construction continues to set itself apart as a preferred builder of public projects across Ohio. With each finished project, Humble reinforces its reputation as a capable and thoughtful construction company that meets the community's needs, budgets, and sentiments. MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems Receives $12.1 Million in Orders From U.S. Army for SNAP Deployable Satellite Systems Equipment and Support
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has received a combined total of $12.1 million in funding from the U.S MarketWire

XcelMobility Introduces Executive Leadership
XcelMobility Inc. (OTCBB: XCLL) ("Xcel" or the "Company"), a developer of high speed web browsing solutions and related products for mobile devices, is very pleased to introduce and welcome its executive leadership with the appointments of Mr. Ronald Edward Strauss to the position of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr. Renyan Ge to the Board and as Chief Executive Officer. MarketWire

Pantheon Challenges Website Software Market With Launch of New Cloud Service for Building and Running Company Sites
Pantheon (www.getpantheon.com) today announced the launch of the company's Pantheon service, a new cloud model for the creation and management of corporate websites. Pantheon brings enterprise-class content management (CMS), reliability and scale to company websites, replacing a complex and costly software approach to web infrastructure with a new SaaS model. MarketWire

Mu Sigma Selected as Supplier of the Year by Walmart Financial Services
Mu Sigma (http://www.mu-sigma.com), a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics services, announced today that it has been selected "2010 Supplier of the Year" by Walmart Financial Services. The award was presented at a Supplier Awards event in August 2011. MarketWire

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Humacyte for Its Game-Changing Immunocompatible Vascular Grafts
Based on its recent analysis of the vascular grafts market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Humacyte, Inc. with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation for its vascular grafts MarketWire

SEI Wealth Network(R) Recognized as a 2011 NABCAP Premier Advisor
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) announced today that the SEI Wealth Network® has been included in the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices' (NABCAP) Premier Advisor list, published today by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The list recognizes advisory practices in the Philadelphia area that represent the best in quality wealth management. MarketWire

Supervisory Board of Linde AG appoints new Executive Board member
Linde AG /Supervisory Board of Linde AG appoints new Executive Board member. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Munich, 30 September 2011 - The Supervisory Board of Linde AG has appointedThomas Blades (55) as a new member of the Executive Board. Blades succeedsJ MarketWire

Neste Oil ships operate successfully along the Northeast Passage
Neste Oil CorporationPress Release30 September 2011 at 4 pm (EET) Neste Oil ships operate successfully along the Northeast Passage Two Neste Oil tankers successfully traversed the Northeast Passage betweenMurmansk and the Pacific Ocean in August and September this year. Only afewvessels including Neste Oil's ships have operated along the route thisyear MarketWire

Ram Power, Corp. Announces Selby F. Little as Acting Chief Financial Officer
Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced today that John F. O'Neill has resigned as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to pursue other opportunities. The Company has appointed Selby F. "Bud" Little as Acting Chief Financial Officer replacing Mr MarketWire

Empire Post Media Announces Casting of Mackenzie Phillips as Narrator of 'Journey Beyond' Pilot
Empire Post Media, Inc. (OTCBB: EMPM) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hybrid-Reality Entertainment, has cast actress Mackenzie Phillips as the narrator of the company's "Journey Beyond" television reality show pilot. MarketWire

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Updates 2011 Guidance
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) today announced its updated financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2011. MarketWire

Koppers Signs Three-Year Contract With CSX for Rail Joint Bars
Koppers Inc., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), and CSX Transportation Inc. ("CSX") have agreed to a three-year contract for bonded rail joint assemblies. Koppers also provides CSX with various other types of rail joint bar and track component products, treated railroad crossties and other related products and services MarketWire

Egnyte HybridCloud File Server: Offering Cross-Platform Sync to Small, Medium and Enterprise Companies for Over a Year
Egnyte, a leading provider of HybridCloud file server solutions, noted today that it has now been offering cross-platform sync to small, medium and enterprise companies for over a year MarketWire

Tango Extends Service to Include the PC
Tango, the leader in mobile video communications, announced that its free video calling service used by more than 23 million people worldwide, is available today on the PC -- one year since the company's initial launch on iOS and Android devices. MarketWire

Healthcare and Life Sciences Executives to Discuss Innovative Solutions for Improving Treatment, Care and Patient Outcomes at Oracle OpenWorld 2011
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Deloitte Recognized as a Diamond Level Partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

High-Growth Entrepreneurs Plan to Continue Growing
Entrepreneurs heading some of America's fastest growing privately held companies have told the Kauffman Foundation that they plan to continue to grow in the United States provided they are able to find qualified people to add to their firms. MarketWire

True South Renewables Standardizes on DECK Monitoring
Responsible for over 145mw of Commercial and Utility Solar Installations in their current Operations and Management portfolio, True South Renewables understands the importance of proactive monitoring to optimize the energy production on their sites. As such, they have decided to standardize on DECK Monitoring, North America's leading Commercial Solar Monitoring Solution. MarketWire

Force Fuels Begins Producing Natural Gas From Their Wells in Kansas
Force Fuels, Inc. (OTCBB: FOFU) -- With the completion of our financing and the beginning of Phase II of its drilling plan completed by Carroll Energy, Force Fuels has finished the reports needed to drill 15 new wells on the Kansas property Force Fuels acquired in 2010. MarketWire

Threshold Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 3 TH-302 Combination Trial in Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD) today announced that Threshold, in collaboration with Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC), have initiated a Phase 3 randomized clinical trial of TH-302 in patients with soft tissue sarcoma MarketWire

Nyxio Technologies Appoints Director of Asian Operations
MarketWire

Prospect Capital Closes Investment With Monomoy Capital Partners for Anchor Hocking, Plus Two Additional Investments, Bringing Year to Date Originations to Nearly $900 Million
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has provided a senior secured loan of $23 million to support the recapitalization of Anchor Hocking, LLC ("Anchor"), a company controlled by affiliates of Monomoy Capital Partners. Prospect served as facility agent in a $45 million term loan financing for Anchor. MarketWire

Michael Forever Tribute Concert Live to Facebook's 800 Million Fans
Milyoni, the leader in F-commerce, Ridgeline Entertainment, a global multi-platform distributor, producer and broadcaster, and fanetwork, a global social broadcaster, today announced that the Michael Forever Tribute Concert will be the first live Pay-Per-View event available to Facebook's global audience MarketWire

Horizon Pharma Adds Two New Biopharmaceutical Executives to Its Board of Directors
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced the appointments of Michael Grey and Ronald Pauli to the Company's Board of Directors. MarketWire

West Central School Corporation's Wind Project a First for NIPSCO Feed-in-Tariff Program
West Central School Corporation (WCSC) representatives and student leaders will celebrate the start of construction on their school's utility-grade wind turbine project with a ceremonial breaking of the ground Friday morning, September 30th, at 9:30 am EDT at the school campus. MarketWire

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. and Avista Capital Partners Announce Formation of Joint Venture in Utica Shale
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) and Avista Capital Partners announced today that they have entered into a joint venture to acquire and develop acreage in the liquids rich region of the Utica Shale. The JV has closed on its first acquisition of 15,000 net acres in eastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania at an average cost of less than $1,500 per acre MarketWire

Mosaic Company Continues to Benefit From Strong Agricultural Market in Fiscal First-Quarter 2012, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Leading miner and fertilizer producer The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) (Plymouth, Minnesota) reported solid gains for the company's fiscal first-quarter 2012, as a strong agricultural market, higher selling prices and improved potash operating rates led to the second-highest first-quarter gross margin in the company's history MarketWire

Nokia completes the transaction to outsource its Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture
Nokia CorporationStock exchange releaseSeptember 30, 2011 at 12:10 (CET+1)Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced today that it has completed the transactiontooutsource its Symbian software development and support activities toAccenture.The signing of the transaction was announced on June 22, 2011 MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 9/30
Paying for free versus receiving free, automotive leasing, solar power technology, credit repair, Hollywood, Christina Ricci; 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

Frost & Sullivan Award Honours DERMALOG for Its Customer Value Enhancement
The business consultancy Frost & Sullivan honoured DERMALOG with its Customer Value Enhancement Award, because it has stayed ahead of the competition by developing a wide range of high quality biometric products with undivided focus on customer needs MarketWire

SBM Offshore N.V. Signs Cooperation Agreement With Synergy to Develop and Operate a Yard, Quayside and Floating Crane in Brazil
1. Brazilian yard, quayside and floating crane SBM Offshore is pleased to announce it has signed a Shareholders' AgreementwithNaval Ventures Corp MarketWire

Bonnie Khang-Keating Joins SmithGroup as Co-Leader, Los Angeles Studio
SmithGroup (www.smithgroup.com), one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering, interiors, and planning firms, announced it has hired Bonnie Khang-Keating to co-lead operations for its Los Angeles Studio. MarketWire

Statoil: Upside potential in Avaldsnes
Statoil (OSE: STL) (NYSE: STO) confirms asignificant upside potential in theAvaldsnes discovery in production licence PL501. Statoil will continue tocollect and analyse data from the Aldous/Avaldsnes area before concludingonupdated estimates. MarketWire

Russell BRICS (Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa) Index Reflected a Loss of (-23.5%) Year-to-Date Through September 27, 2011
The Russell BRICS (Brazil, China, India, Russia, South Africa) Index reflected a loss of (-23.5%) year-to-date through September 27, 2011. MarketWire

DSM completes acquisition of majority share in China-based UHMWPE fiber manufacturer
Royal DSM N.V. (DSM), the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company,today announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of amajorityshare of 91.75% in Shandong ICD High Performance Fiber Co. Ltd. (ICD), basedinLaiwu, Shandong province, China, as announced on 17 February 2011. Financialterms of the acquisition are not disclosed MarketWire

Teekay Agrees to Acquire Three FPSO Units From Sevan Marine ASA and Invest in a Recapitalized Sevan
Teekay Corporation (Teekay or the Company) (NYSE: TK) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to acquire three floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units from Sevan Marine ASA (Sevan), a Norway-based developer, owner and operator of FPSO units, and acquire an equity interest in a recapitalized Sevan. MarketWire

Poznan and Oslo Expensive, Berlin and Athens Favourable: Where Room Rates Currently Stand -- the hotel.info Price Barometer
Where is accommodation comparatively expensive and in which big city do hoteliers try to lure by discounts? hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, examined again the development of prices in big cities. Read more about current findings of the hotel.info price barometer: MarketWire

Oslo and Moscow Expensive, Madrid and Berlin Favourable: Where Room Rates Currently Stand - the hotel.info Price Barometer
Where is accommodation comparatively expensive and in which big city do hoteliers try to lure by discounts? hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, examined again the development of prices in big cities. Read more about the current findings of the hotel.info price barometer: MarketWire

Amsterdam Affordable, Berlin and Athens Favourable on International Scale: Where the Room Rates Currently Stand -- the hotel.info Price Barometer
Where is accommodation comparatively expensive and in which big city do hoteliers lure by discounts? hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service for more than 210,000 hotels worldwide, examined again the development of prices in big cities. The current findings of the hotel.info price barometer: MarketWire

Stay Longer for Less at Marriott Vacation Club Resorts in Europe This Fall
For a limited time this Fall and Winter, Marriott Vacation Club is offering a great deal for holidays in spacious villa accommodations at our spectacular European resorts. Save 25 percent off regular rates when you stay 2 nights or more. MarketWire

DS-Concept Factoring GmbH Donates 15,000 Euro to Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
DS-Concept Factoring GmbH is oneof the pioneering companies in the field of international trade financing.Active worldwide, the company puts special focus on cooperating on apartnership-basis with the host countries of the markets the company isactive in. For this reason, DS-Concept Factoring GmbH (http://www.ds-factoring MarketWire

The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition Responds to Oklahoma State Senator Rick Brinkley's Comments Expressed on the CBS News Online Short Term Loan Segment Broadcast of Monday, September 26
The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC), a representative organization comprised of like-minded tribes and tribal members that are committed to protecting the sovereign rights -- well settled in U.S. law -- of Native Americans to pursue business and economic opportunities for their tribes nationwide, responds to Oklahoma State Senator Rick Brinkley's (R-Dist MarketWire

Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust Advises Shareholders Not to Take Any Action Until the Board Makes a Recommendation Regarding Tender Offer by Affiliates of MacKenzie Patterson Fuller, LP
Dividend Capital Total Realty Trust Inc. ("TRT") today confirmed that certain affiliates of MacKenzie Patterson Fuller, LP (collectively, "MPF") have commenced an unsolicited tender offer to acquire approximately 5% of the outstanding shares of TRT at a price of $5 per share in cash, less the amount of any dividend declared or made from the date of the tender offer to its expiration date MarketWire

Total voting rights:ADVA AG Optical Networking:Notification of Total number of voting rights in accordance with § 26a WpHG
ADVA AG Optical Networking / /Notification of Total number of voting rights in accordance with § 26a WpHG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SHARE REPURCHASE 30.9.2011
Okmetic Oyj  ANNOUNCEMENT 30.9.2011 GlobeNewswire

Correction
The announcement that was released at 12.25 today was made in error and referred to Proven Health VCT plc. GlobeNewswire

AkzoNobel secures €1.8 billion syndicated revolving credit facility
September 30, 2011 GlobeNewswire

Closing of Stollwerck'sale to the Belgian Sweet Products/Baronie Group
Barry Callebaut AG /Closing of Stollwerck'sale to the Belgian Sweet Products/Baronie Group. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Nestlé Purina launches TV commercial to capture dogs' attention
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé Purina launches TV commercial to capture dogs' attention. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Provisional contract award for the realisation of the A4 Delft-Schiedam motorway granted to the Boskalis, Heijmans, VolkerWessels (A4ALL) combination
The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is planning to award the realisation of the A4 Delft-Schiedam to the A4ALL combination comprising Boskalis, Heijmans and VolkerWessels. The Heijmans part of the contract is valued at more than € 125 million GlobeNewswire

LONDON MINING - DELISTING FROM OSLO AXESS
Further to the announcement dated 20 June 2011 confirming the Oslo Børs' approval of the delisting of the Company's ordinary shares from the Oslo Axess market of the Oslo Børs, the Company notes that today is the last day of trading of its ordinary shares on Oslo Axess and that the delisting will take effect at 7.00 a.m GlobeNewswire

Skyguide to lower its Geneva and Zurich approach charges with effect from 1 October
skyguide /Skyguide to lower its Geneva and Zurich approach charges with effect from 1 October . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

ING closes sale Car Lease activities to BMW
ING announced today that it has completed the sale of ING's Car Lease activities to BMW. GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions secures UK maintenance, modifications and operations contract
30 September 2011 - Aker Solutions has secured a contract for maintenance, modifications and operations work with an undisclosed customer in the UK sector of the North Sea. GlobeNewswire

Press release: Schibsted acquires majority in leading Irish online classifieds site
Schibsted Media Group has agreed to acquire 50.09 per cent of DoneDeal.ie, the leading online classifieds site for cars and generalist in the private market in Ireland. GlobeNewswire

Nordea's third quarter report 2011 will be presented on Wednesday 19 October 2011
The press release will be published approximately 7.00 CET. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä to supply power plant running on methane gas to Rwanda
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 30 September 2011 GlobeNewswire

Stonesoft's a2Cloud solution offers strong authentication with enhanced usability
Helsinki, Finland - 30 September, 2011 - Network security provider Stonesoft today announced the availability of its new Stonesoft a2Cloud solution. The solution offers secure access to the cloud with unparalleled usability and minimized TCA (Total Cost of Administration) / TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). GlobeNewswire

Sanoma completes the divestment of bookstore operations
Press Release 30/09/201110:30 GlobeNewswire

Huntington update
Stavanger, 30 September 2011: Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) is a 20 percent partner in the Huntington oil field in the U.K. North Sea, which is currently under development. The field will be produced with the Sevan Voyageur FPSO. GlobeNewswire

Sony Ericsson Schedules Conference Call for Q3 2011 Financial Results
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 30 September, 2011--Sony Ericsson's Q3 2011 financial results announcement will be made on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 am UK time / 8:30 am CET, followed by a conference call with analysts and media at 9:00 am UK time / 10:00 am CET. GlobeNewswire

Statoil: Upside potential in Avaldsnes
Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) confirms a significant upside potential in the Avaldsnes discovery in production licence PL501. Statoil will continue to collect and analyse data from the Aldous/Avaldsnes area before concluding on updated estimates. Lundin Norway AS, as operator for license PL501 located in the North Sea, today announced increased estimated recoverable resources within the license GlobeNewswire

NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING IN DNO
DNO International ASA will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 1 November 2011 at 13:00 in Felix Conference Centre, Oslo. GlobeNewswire

Program for the publication of Yara International ASA's third quarter results 2011
Yara International ASA's third quarter 2011 results will be released on Friday 21 October 2011.The results will be available at www.yara.com and in the reception at Bygdøy allé 2, Oslo from 08:00 CEST.The results will be presented at 09:30 CEST by President and CEO Jørgen Ole Haslestad and CFO Hallgeir Storvik GlobeNewswire

TGS Receives Gulf of Mexico Seismic Permit
ASKER, NORWAY (30 September 2011) - TGS announces receipt of a seismic permit from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulations and Enforcement (BOEMRE) to acquire 3D Wide Azimuth (WAZ) data in the Gulf of Mexico.This project is expected to be part of the 2012 investment plan.  GlobeNewswire

KappAhl implements new share issue
This press release may not be announced, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong or Japan. GlobeNewswire

KappAhl year-end report 2010/2011
Year-end report 2010/2011   Very weak result GlobeNewswire

Tecan issues update on an OEM development project
Tecan Group AG /Tecan issues update on an OEM development project. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Schibsted ASA (SCH) - Cost reductions in Norway and Sweden
Schibsted Media Group implements measures that will reduce the cost base in the business area Media Houses Scandinavia by around NOK 190-210 million. Parts of the effect are a consequence of reduced headcount by 160-200. The measures will be implemented in the period 2012-2014 - with a majority of the effect in 2012. GlobeNewswire

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