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Calls for James Murdoch to exit News Corp board following BskyB resignation
A powerful American institutional investor has called on James Murdoch to follow-up his resignation from the post of chairman of BSkyB, and step down from the board of News Corporation. ANI

Baba Ramdev objects to entry of FDI in retail
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has raised a voice against the entry of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the retail sector. ANI

Yahoo to cut 2,000 more jobs to make firm 'smaller, nimbler, profitable'
Embattled Internet firm Yahoo has announced that it would cut 2,000 staff, that constitutes 14 percent of its workforce, as part of efforts to make the company "smaller, nimbler, and more profitable." ANI

Constellation Brands Inc: Reports Fiscal 2012 Results
Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ), the world's leading premium wine company, reported today its fiscal 2012 results.- Achieves comparable basis diluted EPS of $2.34 and reported basis diluted EPS of $2 ACN Newswire

AerCap Holdings N.V. to Release First Quarter 2012 Financial Results on May 8, 2012
AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap," NYSE: AER) announced today that it will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts at 9:30 am Eastern Time / 3:30 pm Central European Time on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 to review its first quarter 2012 financial results ACN Newswire

Applied Materials Honored with Trina Solar's Highest Supplier Award for Second Year
Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that Trina Solar Limited, a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, presented Applied with its "Outstanding Contribution of the Year 2011 - World Purchasing Award" recently in Changzhou,China ACN Newswire

Mazda Launches Upgraded Mazda Demio and Premacy that Qualify for the New Eco-Car Tax Reduction Program in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation launched the upgraded Mazda Demio compact car and Mazda Premracy minivan. Both models go on sale today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealerships throughout Japan ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Develops a 2.3kW High-capacity Power Supply Unit for Servers Offering a World-leading Conversion Efficiency Rate of 94.8%
Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the development of a power supply unit for servers that features a 2.3 kW power output and achieves a world-leading conversion efficiency rate of 98.4%.As servers have grown more powerful, their energy requirements have increased as well, creating a need for power supply units with more capacity to supply electricity inside the server ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Technology Puts Big Data to Use in Minutes
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has developed new parallel distributed data processing technology that enables pools of big data as well as continuous inflows of new data to be efficiently processed and put to use within minutes ACN Newswire

Ipswitch Launches New WhatsUp Gold Training Program Globally
Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management Division, developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management solutions, today announced that the WhatsUp Gold training program, designed to help customers leverage the full power and functionality of their Ipswitch network management solution, will now be available around the globe in various languages ACN Newswire

SGX Derivatives Trading Grows
Singapore Exchange's (SGX) derivatives trading continued to grow in March but securities market activity declined.Securities- Daily average value was down 27% from February at $1.3 billion and 19% lower year on year.- Exchange traded funds turnover grew 48% to $622 million from February but was down 42% year on year.- Structured warrants volume grew 12% to 5 ACN Newswire

Eisai Enters into Partnership with PharmaSwiss for Halaven (Eribulin) Promotion and Distribution in Central and Eastern European Countries
Eisai Co. Ltd announced today that its U.K. subsidiary Eisai Europe Limited has entered into an agreement with PharmaSwiss S.A., a Division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., to promote and distribute the company's novel anticancer agent Halaven (eribulin mesylate) in a number of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries ACN Newswire

Digging for Diversity in the Mining Sector
Mining organisations are following the ore bodies as they seek to develop new resources. Increasingly, this means venturing into non-traditional countries and moving away from OECD low risk countries, says Michelle Ash, GM Operational Excellence, MMG. "Some parts of Africa, South America and Asia present high risk and diversity, but offer immense growth potential," she adds ACN Newswire

Renewed Hiring in Japan's Manufacturing Sector - Robert Walters
Hiring in Japan's manufacturing sector rebounded in late 2011 according to the Robert Walters' 2011 Q4 Japan Job Index. Advertised job openings grew by 31% from Q3 to Q4 for manufacturing roles sustained largely by increased investment into the industrial sector and improved business activity ACN Newswire

Cannes Lions Announces Three Further Juries - Cyber, Radio and Promo & Activation
The line-up for three more of the 2012 Cannes Lions juries has been announced by the International Festival of Creativity: Cyber, Radio and Promo & Activation. All jury members will convene in Cannes to view, discuss and award the work ACN Newswire

Minerals Technologies First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call
Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) will sponsor a conference call on Friday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss its first quarter 2012 financial results.The call is open to the public but active participation will be limited to investors and analysts. The conference call is being webcast by Thomson Reuters and can be accessed at Minerals Technologies Inc ACN Newswire

Calico Resources CEO Bill Wagener talks about the Grassy Mountain Gold Porject on Midas Letter Money
Calico Resources Corp (TSX.V:CKB) (OTCQX:CVXHF) CEO Bill Wagener talks with James West, host of Midas Letter Money, about the future development plans of the fast-moving Grassy Mountain Gold mine. Located in Oregon, the project is now 100%-owned by Calico Resources ACN Newswire

Insomniac Announces Highly Anticipated Line-Up at 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
Insomniac Events is releasing the highly anticipated line-up including more than 100 artists, performers, and theatrical groups at this year's 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival. World-class electronic acts from across the globe will gather at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 8-10, 2012, for the return of North America's largest electronic music festival. MarketWire

Williams & Williams Sells Smallest Town in America, Buford, Wyoming for $900,000
Williams & Williams, the premier brand in real estate auctions, today sold the town of Buford, Wyoming for $900,000 to a single buyer from Saigon, Vietnam. The auction, which captured the attention of the world, attracted viewers and bidders from 46 countries to the live auction which took place on-site in Buford and online at auctionnetwork.com. MarketWire

350Green Announces First Public Retail Fast Charging Station in State of California, at Stanford Shopping Center
350Green, a developer of electric vehicle (EV) charging station networks, announced today the first public retail fast charging station in the State of California. The fast charger is located at the Stanford Shopping Center, part of Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG), the world's leading retail real estate company MarketWire

Rural/Metro Awarded Contract to Continue First Response Fire Protection & Emergency Medical Services in Carefree, Arizona
Rural/Metro Corporation, a leading national provider of ambulance and private fire protection services, has been awarded the exclusive contract to continue providing fire protection and ambulance services to the Town of Carefree, Arizona. The new contract is for an initial 5-year term, followed by a 5-year renewal period thereafter, for a total possible length of 10 years. MarketWire

SERENADE SOIL(R) Fungicide Offers New Approach for Peanut Growers
AgraQuest, Inc. announced today that its soil fungicide, SERENADE SOIL is now approved for use against White Mold in peanuts. MarketWire

AgraQuest Expands Valuable Soil Disease Control Tool Into New Markets
AgraQuest, Inc. today announced SERENADE SOIL fungicide is now available for growers of bulb vegetables including onions, leafy vegetables like lettuce and spinach, strawberries, and cole crops in most of the U.S., in addition to tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits and potatoes previously labeled. MarketWire

A Continuous Foreclosure Problem Forgets Homeowners
Last week Federal Reserve recommendations raise questions about how deep foreclosure issues run along the bankruptcy industry. MarketWire

167 Texas Hospitals Recognized for Raising Quality of Care
TMF Health Quality Institute announced today that 167 Texas hospitals had won a Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award by achieving gains in key clinical areas designated as national health care priorities. The Award recognizes hospitals that undertake efforts to advance the quality of care in their facilities MarketWire

"Hands-On, Minds-On" Fun at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center's Grand Opening of New Interactive Exhibits and Programs
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) will unveil its 11,000 square foot addition, new, innovative exhibits and interactive programs at a festive Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 21 from 11 am - 3 pm. MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Corp. Reconstituted Board of Directors Provides Update to Shareholders
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (NYSE Amex: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP), announced today that its recently reconstituted Board of Directors has met and commenced a detailed review with independent advisors of the Company's operations and current financial situation MarketWire

Deer Valley Corporation Reports Retirement of All Classes of Potentially Dilutive Preferred Shares, Repurchase of a Block of Common Shares and Acquisition of a Favorably Priced Option to Buy in Additional Common Shares
Deer Valley Corporation ("Deer Valley" or the "Company") (OTCBB: DVLY), announced today that on Friday, March 30, 2012, the Company had entered into an agreement with its majority shareholder, Vicis Capital Master Fund ("Vicis") MarketWire

1st Enterprise Bank Adds Veteran Bankers to Growing Inland Empire Region
1st Enterprise Bank ("the Bank") (OTCBB: FENB), a full-service commercial bank serving the Southern California business community, is pleased to announce the expansion of the Inland Empire Commercial Banking office and the addition of two new senior bankers to the staff. MarketWire

CubeSmart Announces the Date of Its First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE) announced today that the Company intends to release financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 on Thursday, May 3, 2012. An accompanying conference call will be held at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, May 4, 2012. MarketWire

2012 Rolling Strong(TM) Driver Wellness Tour Takes to the Road
The 2012 Rolling Strong™ Driver Wellness Tour begins its nationwide appearances at nine Pilot Flying J locations beginning April 18, 2012 through December 12, 2012. Drivers will have the opportunity to work out with Rolling Strong and receive free tools to help them on the road to better health MarketWire

MEGA Graphite Announces CEO's Resignation
MEGA Graphite Inc. (MEGA), announced today that Paul Ogilvie, Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of Mega Graphite Inc. has resigned his position as CEO and Director. Mr. Ogilvie feels that he has taken the company as far as he can and it is now time for the new management group to step in MarketWire

Computer Software Innovations to Request Additional Information on Acquisition Proposal From Constellation Software Inc.
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (OTCBB: CSWI), CSI Technology Outfitters™ ("CSI" or the "Company") disclosed today that its Board of Directors has reviewed the proposal received from Constellation Software Inc. and has authorized the Company's management to request additional information from Constellation about its proposal MarketWire

Dime Community Bancshares to Release Earnings on April 26, 2012
Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCOM) (the "Company"), the parent company of The Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh ("Dime"), today announced that the Company expects to release its earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 after the close of the U.S. equity markets on Thursday, April 26, 2012. MarketWire

Blackhawk Network Plans to Cease the Sales of Gift and Prepaid Cards in New Jersey Third-Party Locations
Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses in third-party locations such as grocery stores, today announced plans to cease sales of gift and prepaid cards in New Jersey as a result of New Jersey's intent to implement a 2010 unclaimed property law MarketWire

Cosi Signs New Franchisee for Costa Rica
Così, Inc. (NASDAQ: COSI), the fast casual restaurant company, today announced that it has entered into a development agreement with a new franchisee, Fast Casual S. A., to develop Così® restaurants in Costa Rica. The agreement calls for Fast Casual S.A. to develop five locations over five years beginning with their first location expected to open later this year. MarketWire

King Resources (KING) Completes Merger With Grid Grabber
King Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KING) (www.king-resources.com) management is pleased to announce that it has completed the merger with Grid Grabber (www.gridgrabber.com). Simply put, Grid Grabber powers up when hydro is at its cheapest rates and then supplies it to your needs when it's at its most expensive. Grid Grabber is environmentally friendly, and clean MarketWire

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals Announces Date and Time for Barda Contract and Corporate Update Conference Call
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals (OTCQB: AOLS) (PINKSHEETS: AOLS), a biotechnology company leveraging significant government funding to develop a platform of novel compounds in oncology and biodefense, today announced the date and time for its BARDA and Corporate Update conference call. MarketWire

Puradyn Reports 2011 Year End Financial Results
Puradyn Filter Technologies Incorporated (OTCBB: PFTI) today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2011. MarketWire

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Van Jones on "Taking Back the American Dream" at The Commonwealth Club
Van Jones, recipient of INFORUM'S 21st Century Visionary Award in 2010, is back for more at The Commonwealth Club. Well-known for his past efforts in the promotion of ecological equality, Jones is slightly switching gears; he's the man behind the movement to "take back the American Dream" and create 10 million well-paying jobs MarketWire

Second Annual "Feast! Tofino" Culinary Events to Celebrate West Coast Vancouver Island Boat-to-Table Cuisine, May 18 - June 2, 2012
Tourism Tofino and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild (TUCG) today unveiled the details of the second annual Feast! Tofino -- a 16-day-long series of culinary events to be held on the West Coast of Vancouver Island beginning on May 18, 2012 and culminating with the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, June 1-2, 2012. MarketWire

Dieselmedaille 2012: Diesel Board of Trustees Accepts Nominations Until May 13
Preparations for the 2012 DIESELMEDAILLE Award are in full swing. This award is the longest standing and most prestigious award of its kind. The Diesel board of trustees, whose chairman is Professor Dr. Alexander Wurzer, accepts this year's nominations until May 13. MarketWire

Four Ways to Meet Tax Filing Deadline With H&R Block
More than 1 in 4 taxpayers waits until April to file their tax return. Typically, as time runs out for completing important tasks, so do the options of how to get those tasks completed. This isn't true with tax returns: With less than two weeks remaining until the April 17 tax filing deadline, taxpayers still have four primary filing options with H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) MarketWire

2012 'Tim Hortons Backyard Classic' Ice Hockey Tournament Raises $11,300 for Buffalo Inner City Hockey Organization, Hasek's Heroes
Hasek's Heroes (Buffalo, NY) (www.haseksheroes.org), an organization founded by NHL great and former Buffalo Sabre Dominik Hasek, which introduces city youth to ice hockey and life skills, has announced $11,300 was raised at the 4th Annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic ice hockey tournament (www.timhortonsbackyardclassic.com) MarketWire

eQuest Releases Employment Index Results for March 2012
eQuest today announced its employment findings for March 2012 as published in its Employment Index, which can be viewed in its entirety at: MarketWire

Justin Matthew Sargent Joins Cast for Reading of 'Lost In Love,' the Air Supply Musical
Justin Matthew Sargent, currently appearing on Broadway in the leading role of 'Drew' in "ROCK OF AGES," has joined Tony-nominated "Rock Of Ages" alum and American Idol Constantine Maroulis for the April reading of "LOST IN LOVE," a new musical based on the hit songs of Air Supply and co-written by author Melissa Bell MarketWire

OC Fair Returns to Its Roots With "Home Sweet Home" July 13 - August 12, 2012
The OC Fair returns July 13 - August 12, 2012 with a summer celebration of home, fun and family under the theme of "Home Sweet Home." MarketWire

The Amberson-Baggett Band -- Two Fired-up Southern Rockers From Sweet Home Alabama Keep the Timeless Traditions Thriving With Their Debut Album 'That's Gonna Leave A Mark'
Ted Amberson and Michael Baggett are a little too raw and blissfully old school -- not to mention a few years beyond age eligibility -- to audition for "American Idol." But as the fiery Southern Rock duo The Amberson-Baggett Band, they're bound to draw as much excited attention to "Sweet Home Alabama" as fellow Alabamans Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice and Taylor Hicks did in their post-Idol heydays. MarketWire

Integration Point Leaders Again Named as Pros to Know in the Supply Chain Industry
Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine announced its 12th annual listing of Pros to Know in the supply chain industry. Integration Point is pleased to announce that three leaders within the company were recognized for helping customers achieve their global trade management and compliance objectives. MarketWire

EC Development, Inc. Signs Agreement to Move Forward With Second Shipboard Installation of Its Tahoe Casino Management System With MSC Cruises
EC Development, Inc. (OTCQX: ECDI) (OTCBB: ECDI) announced today it has completed an agreement with MSC Cruises to provide its Tahoe Casino Management (CMS) and Tahoe Interactive Player (TIPS) systems to a second ship in the MSC Cruises fleet MarketWire

UPDATE: Taglich Brothers Initiates Coverage on ALR Technologies Inc.
Taglich Brothers, Inc. announces it initiated coverage of ALR Technologies Inc. MarketWire

Next-Opp Voted #1 Executive-Level Recruitment Agency
Industry leader Next-Opp was voted better than TheLadders.com & CareerBuilder.com for the placement and recruitment of executive-level employees. MarketWire

Casella Waste Systems Confirms Discussions Regarding Maine Energy Recovery Facility
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional vertically-integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, confirmed today that it is in continuing discussions with the City of Biddeford and the State of Maine regarding its Maine Energy Recovery Facility MarketWire

CBS RADIO Signs Multi-Year Licensing Agreement With TuneIn
TuneIn, a free service that lets people listen to music, sports, comedy and talk from around the world, and CBS RADIO, one of the largest major market operators in the nation, today announced a strategic licensing partnership that allows the more than 30 million monthly active TuneIn listeners access to CBS RADIO programming MarketWire

TeraMedica(R) Signs Agreement With Jefferson Radiology, Based in East Hartford, CT, for Its Evercore(R) - Enterprise Vendor Neutral Architecture (VNA)
TeraMedica, Inc. announced that following the signing of an agreement between the parties on December 16th, 2011, Jefferson Radiology, P.C. will implement TeraMedica's Evercore® Enterprise Vendor Neutral Architecture (VNA) in early 2012. Specifically, Jefferson Radiology will utilize TeraMedica's Evercore Smartstore™ DICOM module MarketWire

Godfather Media Announces the Acquisition of Its 2nd Professional Baseball Team
Godfather Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GFMD) today announced that it has acquired 60% of the assets of California-based independent minor league baseball team Orange County Flyers. MarketWire

Fulton Financial Corporation Announces Webcast of Annual Shareholders' Meeting
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) today announced that it will webcast its 30th Annual Shareholders' Meeting on Monday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

James Cameron's Historic Return to Mariana Trench Relies on Latest Advances in Engineering and Technology
On March 26, 2012, filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron made a successful solo descent of almost 7 miles (11 km) to the "Challenger Deep," the deepest point in the world's oceans. The dive marked the return of humans to the bottom of the Mariana Trench after an absence of over fifty years MarketWire

ZigMail(R) Named Best Email Innovation in About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Awards
ZigMail, a privately-held provider of software applications that simplify your transactional life, today announced that ZigMail has been named the Best Email Innovation for 2011 in the About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Awards. The program honors the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more. MarketWire

Associated Press, Google Award Six $20,000 Scholarships to 'New' Journalists
The Associated Press and Google today announced the first recipients of a new national scholarship program targeted at college students whose innovative projects exemplify the new journalist in the digital media age. The Online News Association, the world's largest membership organization of digital journalists, administers the program. MarketWire

Fulton Financial Corporation Announces Dates for First Quarter Earnings Release and Webcast
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) today announced that it will distribute its first quarter 2012 earnings news release and accompanying charts on Tuesday, April 17 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

Rural/Metro Expands in Colorado With Non-Emergency Ambulance Services in Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Pueblo County
Rural/Metro Corporation, a leading national provider of ambulance transportation and private fire protection services, recently expanded its growing base of Colorado operations with the addition of non-emergency ambulance services in Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Pueblo County. MarketWire

California Art Club Awards Gold Medals for Its 101st Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Autry
As a nod to its rich history and a glimpse into its future, the California Art Club bestowed Gold Medal honors upon both veteran and up-and-coming artists at the opening of its 101st Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition, on view through April 22 at the Autry National Center. MarketWire

Senior Assistance Center Helps Donald and Others Remain Independent
Donald* came to the Senior Assistance Center in northwest Denver last year when health conditions caused him to get behind on his mortgage and utility payments. A retired veteran, he describes himself as "a strong independent man," who never imagined he would have to ask anyone for help. MarketWire

Aberdeen Group Announces Retail Executive Excellence Award Nominations for May 2012 Retail Summit
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the nominations for its Retail Excellence industry achievement awards. The awards will be presented to retail industry innovators selected from within three categories, and will be announced at Aberdeen's 3rd annual Retail and Consumer Markets Summit being held May 1 - 2, 2012 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City MarketWire

Gliffy Unveils Atlassian Confluence Plugin v4.2
Gliffy, a leading provider of online diagramming tools for enabling visually impactful, collaborative communications, today announced the release of Gliffy Confluence Plugin v4.2. This version includes a HTML5 viewer, links within diagrams, and other enhancements that improve the usability of Gliffy within the Atlassian Confluence wiki environment MarketWire

Virtual Premise First to Launch New FASB Solution That Enables Customers to Capture and Use All Data Needed to Prepare for Anticipated Lease Accounting Standards
Virtual Premise, a leading provider of cloud-based real estate information management solutions, announced the release of new software functionality that includes extensive data features to capture all critical lease information needed for customers to prepare for the anticipated new FASB policies MarketWire

EnerCare Sets the Record Straight: Octavian is Misleading You to Seize Control of Your Company; Vote Your Blue Proxy to Protect Your Investment
EnerCare Inc. ("EnerCare") (TSX: ECI) today responded to the proxy circular issued on April 3, 2012 by New York-based hedge fund manager Octavian Advisors, LP ("Octavian"), which is attempting to stack EnerCare's board with four of its own hand-picked nominees. MarketWire

White Paper From Tate(R) Identifies Server Leakage as Large Potential Source of Bypass Air in Contained Cold Aisles
Tate®, a market leader in the manufacture of raised floors and airflow management solutions, has issued a white paper that identifies server leakage as a large potential source of bypass air in contained cold aisles MarketWire

spalook.com Announces the Addition of Chella Skin Care
spalook.com, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the skin care brand Chella to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

Alorica Receives Customer Interaction Solutions 2011 MVP Quality Award
Alorica (www.alorica.com), a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, announced today that it has been named a recipient of the MVP Quality Award from TMC's Customer Interaction Solutions magazine. MarketWire

Loja Real Estate Acquires Grocery-Anchored Property in Agoura Hills, CA
Tom Engberg, CEO of Loja Real Estate, LLC, today announced the acquisition of a grocery-anchored shopping center known as Shops at Oak Creek for one of the Firm's separate accounts. Loja Real Estate, LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Loja Group LLC, a real estate investment management firm. MarketWire

ClickSquared Named a Hottest Company in Boston by Lead411
ClickSquared, a global provider of cross-channel marketing software and services, today announced it was selected as a Lead411 2012 Hot Company Boston winner. Lead411 provides information, news and research about U.S. companies and their executives and tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. MarketWire

Kathy Ann Galullo, RN, BSBA, MBA, Named District Vice President, VHA Northeast District
VHA Inc., the national health care network, has appointed Kathy Ann Galullo, RN, BSBA, MBA, as its Northeast District vice president. Galullo will report to Steve Berling, vice president of National Sales at VHA. Prior to her new role, she was the executive director of VHA's Northeast Purchasing Coalition. MarketWire

Media Availability: Algae Facts and Experts From the Algal Biomass Organization
As high gas prices and the need for new supplies of fuel have entered the national energy discussion, the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, today announced the availability of experts and information resources that can clarify the potential for algae to provide the nation with a new source of domestically produced fuels. MarketWire

Butcher Joseph Hayes, a Local Investment Bank, Looks to Contribute to the St. Louis Economy
Butcher Joseph Hayes LLC opened its doors for business in the historic Pierre Laclede building on Forsyth Boulevard in Downtown Clayton in July of 2011. The mission of the firm is to provide the finest strategic advisory services to privately held companies and private equity firms MarketWire

Emerald, the "Height of Galveston" Living, Launches New Sales and Marketing Campaign
Emerald, Galveston's newest condominium, located on the Island's East End, has announced the launch of the only new 2012 sales and marketing campaign on the Texas coast, highlighting the property's many amenities and its position as one of the best home values on the Island MarketWire

Open Authentication Technology Committee Announces Online Multimedia Authorization Protocol Draft Specification
The Open Authentication Technology Committee (OATC), a non-profit industry association of programmers/content owners, multi-channel video program distributors (MVPDs), technology companies, and system integrators, announced today its Online Multimedia Authorization Protocol (OMAP) draft specification is now available for public comment and download (http://www.oatc.us/Standards/Download MarketWire

MEDIA ADVISORY: Pentaho to Give Two Presentations at Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo
Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo -- Pentaho Corporation, delivering the future of business analytics, will lead two presentations at the Percona Live: MySQL Conference & Expo. The talks will be led by Matt Casters, Chief of Data Integration, and Roland Bouman, Software Engineer. MarketWire

STWA's Oil Pipeline Efficiency Technology Could Materially Impact Transportation of Oil in the United States
STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of energy efficiency technologies in the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and diesel engine markets, provided further guidance on how its Applied Oil Technology™ (AOT™) oil pipeline efficiency technology can deliver economic and environmental benefits in the U.S. energy markets. MarketWire

Top Secret Nutrition's Secret Ingredient -- the Cloud: Nutrition Leader Finds Technology to Be the Recipe for Success With InfoStreet
InfoStreet Inc., Cloud pioneer and provider of Cloud-based applications (apps), is pleased to share the "secret" recipe behind one of their client's most treasured successes. Based out of Florida, Top Secret Nutrition (TSN) is a nutrition and dietary supplement company. TSN provides high-quality natural supplements for health and wellness, sports nutrition, and weight management MarketWire

ScheduALL Continues to Add Talent to Roster and Names Mark Smith as Managing Director of EMEA
Broadcast industry leader Mark Smith has joined ScheduALL as the Managing Director for EMEA. Smith's experience spans more than 30 years across global broadcast, telecom and transmission service, and his addition speaks to ScheduALL's continued investment in global expansion MarketWire

PayChest 2011 Annual Report Attorney Opinion Letter Filed
Paychest, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PYCT) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the filing of the Attorneys Opinion Letter supporting the Company's recently filed 2011 Annual Report. MarketWire

New York PRSA Announces Finalists for 2012 Big Apple Awards
The New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-NY) today announced the finalists for the 25th Annual Big Apple Awards. As the toughest peer-judged awards in the industry, the Big Apple Awards recognize excellence in public relations in the tri-state area. MarketWire

New England Natural Bakers Celebrates 35 Years in Business
New England Natural Bakers, here, is celebrating a major milestone this week with 35 years in business. When John Broucek decided to manufacture Granola in a Pizza Parlor in Amherst, MA, in March 1977, it was merely just a way to satisfy a small yet immediate demand by a local coop, but 35 years and over a billion pounds of oats later, they are still at it! MarketWire

Franchise Direct: Standing With the Internet Giants of '98
The world's largest franchise directory www.FranchiseDirect.com has tracked their online history since 1998 -- the year Google launched -- with Facebook timeline (www.facebook.com/FranchiseDirect). MarketWire

RETRANSMISSION: BioNitrogen Corp. (BION) Q1 2012 Shareholder Report
BioNitrogen Corp. (BION) (PINKSHEETS: BION) a developer of revolutionary patent-pending technology for converting renewable and abundant biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea and urea fertilizer is pleased to report to shareholders on Q1 2012 activities and the Company outlook for 2012. MarketWire

Trumark Commercial Offering Newly Renovated Building Strategically Located in Central Sunnyvale
Trumark Commercial announced today that it has concluded extensive renovations on its property located at 690 East Arques Avenue in Sunnyvale and the property, which has been unoccupied for several years, is open for tours and ready for immediate occupancy. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Releases High-Voltage, Ultrafast SMD Avalanche Rectifier in Low-Profile DO-214AC Package
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new high-voltage, ultrafast surface-mount avalanche rectifier in the plastic DO-214AC package. The BYG23T combines a low 1.98 mm profile with extremely high reverse voltage of 1,300 V and fast 75 ns reverse recovery time. MarketWire

Breker Verification Systems Joins Cadence Connections Program
Breker Verification Systems, The SoC Verification Company, today announced that it has joined the Cadence Design Systems Connections® Program. MarketWire

Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. Launches 'Sixty Second Survey'
Dean Evans & Associates, Inc. (www.dea.com), a leader in the development of sophisticated room scheduling and event management software, announced the release of their first annual Sixty Second Survey. The Sixty Second Survey, launched on the heels of the company's annual Facilities and Services Benchmarking survey, was sent to prospective clients. MarketWire

Actelis Showcasing Competitive Advantage of Multiple Access Options at Light Reading's Ethernet Expo Europe
Joe Manuele, executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer support at Actelis®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, will join Carol Wilson, chief editor of Light Reading, to discuss "Carrier Ethernet Network Solutions: The Competitive Advantage of Multiple Access Options" at the upcoming Ethernet Expo Europe 2012 event hosted by Light Reading. MarketWire

Mascon Restoration Thrives as Urban Renewal Sweeps New York
Some cities are known for their beauty, for their striking visual appeal. More frequently though, large urban areas are thought of as cluttered or dirty. Around the State of New York, however, citizens and contractors alike are seeking to change that MarketWire

Plan the Southern Wedding of Your Dreams at the 'Grand Hotel of the Classic South' Where Legendary Service and Luxurious Accommodations Make Couples and Wedding Guests Feel at Home
It's where U.S. Presidents have visited, where world events have occurred and where brides dream of holding their perfect southern wedding. The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia is the ultimate location for true southern hospitality with its luxurious accommodations, award-winning dining, personalized service, and beautiful designed wedding spaces. MarketWire

Portfolio Recovery Associates to Expand Public Communications
In the consumer debt collection industry, Portfolio Recovery Associates is known for its success in helping more and more consumers pay down or pay off their debt. And, by being responsible for and repaying their debt, consumers may help themselves restore their credit ratings and regain their access to essential credit. MarketWire

700+ Profitable Trades and 26 Losses Mark Impressive Streak for "Stock Alerts"
With endless blogs and stock picking services on the internet, it's not easy finding top-notch trading ideas. More than likely, a service with a long, proven history of success would be a key criteria. BullTrade.com fits the bill. Since 1998, BullTrade.com has helped investors navigate the ups and downs with an extremely impressive track record MarketWire

Going Green for Your Customized Promotional Products and Apparel Is Easy With EmbroidMe
Many businesses have adopted "green" initiatives to help reduce landfill waste and conserve energy. Environmentally-conscious companies can look to EmbroidMe for eco-friendly customized promotional products and apparel. Certain items in EmbroidMe's wide selection are labeled as green by the manufacturer, enabling companies to advance their green campaigns into more areas of operation. MarketWire

Epicor Acquires Internet AutoParts
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has acquired Internet AutoParts (IAP), a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions for automotive replacement parts distributors, jobbers and vehicle repair businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. MarketWire

Oviedo Family Chiropractic Center Active in Central Florida Community
Oviedo Family Chiropractic announced that the practice is taking an active role in helping the local community get healthy and stay healthy. In order to achieve this goal, the practice is a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a national non-profit dedicated to disease prevention through proactive wellness care MarketWire

Chico Chiropractor Finds Nutritional Lab Testing & Detox Vital to Successful Weight Loss
Masula Chiropractic Neurology and Family Wellness announced that the practice has had significant success helping patients lose weight through a combination of nutritional testing and detoxification diets. The center's detox diet is designed to remove chemicals and environmental toxins that can build up in the body over time MarketWire

Majesco Entertainment Announces Double Dragon: Neon, Taking Gamers Back to the Eighties
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that Double Dragon: Neon will be released as a full-scale digital game on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network this summer MarketWire

Zuora Recognized by AlwaysOn as 2012 OnDemand Company of the Year
Zuora, the billing, commerce and finance leader for the Subscription Economy, has been named the AlwaysOn OnDemand Company of the Year for 2012. Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo accepted the award onstage at the AlwaysOn OnDemand conference in Cupertino. MarketWire

Trulia: Asking Prices on the Rise as Housing Recovery Expands
Trulia today launched the Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor, the earliest leading indicators available of trends in home prices and rents. Based on the for-sale homes and rentals listed on Trulia.com, these Monitors take into account changes in the mix of listed homes, reflecting trends in prices and rents for similar homes in similar neighborhoods through March 31, 2012. MarketWire

Fort Wayne Chiropractor Dr. Nill Offers Online Wellness Resources & Videos
Fort Wayne residents have a new resource for free information on wellness care and natural pain management. Chiropractor Dr. James Nill has launched a new website, http://www.nillchiropractic.com. The website features free wellness resources, including the pain center's demonstration videos, which are designed to help educate patients about the benefits of chiropractic care MarketWire

North Austin Veterinary Clinic Promotes Adopting Pets From Shelters and Rescues
Dessau Veterinary Clinic announced that the animal hospital strongly supports pet adoptions from shelters and rescues. On the clinic's website, they have a special page called the "Adoption Center." While the clinic is not a drop off for unwanted animals, the staff works with pet owners that are fostering pets available for adoption MarketWire

Retroficiency Recognized as Utility Technology Innovator by Leading Industry Organization
Retroficiency, provider of the on-demand Building Efficiency Intelligence™ (BEI) platform, today announced it is a finalist in the prestigious Utility Technology Challenge for its Virtual Energy Assessment ™ (VEA) solution, which enables utilities to more effectively target and engage commercial customers with efficiency programs MarketWire

Jacqueline Lemke Named CFO of BASi
BASi (Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.) (NASDAQ: BASI) announced today that Jacqueline M. Lemke will join the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance and Administration, effective April 9, 2012. Ms. Lemke succeeds Michael Cox, who left the Company to pursue other opportunities. MarketWire

Taglich Brothers Initiates Coverage on ALR Technologies Inc.
Taglich Brothers, Inc. announces it initiated coverage of ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ALRT). MarketWire

Hall of Fame Beverages Names New Chief Financial Officer, VP of Marketing
Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HFBG) expanded its management team today when CEO Greg Thrasher introduced the executives who will help him grow the company and develop the Grand Ma Ma Brand into the future. MarketWire

BillMyParents Marketing Campaigns Win Gold and Silver 2012 ADDYs (American Advertising Federation's Annual Industry Awards)
BillMyParents, Inc. (OTCQB: BMPI) (OTCBB: BMPI), the Responsible Teen Spending Company, announced today that their 'Plastic is good' marketing campaign has won four San Diego 2012 ADDY Awards. The campaign was developed and executed by creative communications company i.d.e.a., and promoted the BillMyParents SpendSmart™ MasterCard® card for teens. i.d.e.a MarketWire

SNS Future in Review Names OneOcean a FiRe 2012 FiReStarter
Strategic News Service is proud to announce that OneOcean has been selected as a 2012 FiReStarter company to be featured at its 10th annual Future in Review (FiRe) technology conference MarketWire

New HPEV Patent Could Lengthen Life and Reduce Costs of Motors, Generators and Motor Vehicles
HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: BIBB) has been awarded another patent with broad ranging applications that could ripple through a number of industries. The company's latest Notice of Allowance covers the application of its patented, totally-enclosed heat pipe technology in bearings and related products. MarketWire

Check Point Software to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on April 23, 2012
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that it will release its first quarter financial results for the period ending March 31, 2012, on Monday, April 23, 2012, before the U.S. financial markets open. Management will host a conference call with the investment community at 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PT on April 23 MarketWire

NutraCea Appoints David Hutchinson SVP - Operations and Robert Smith SVP - Business Development
NutraCea (OTCQB: NTRZ) (PINKSHEETS: NTRZ), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today announced the appointments of David Hutchinson as Senior Vice President - Operations and Robert Smith, PhD as Senior Vice President - Business Development. MarketWire

Greenlite Announces Appointment of Bryan G. Crane
Greenlite Ventures Inc. (OTCBB: GLTV) ("Greenlite") announced today that Mr. Bryan G. Crane has been appointed as Vice President and a Director of the Company. Mr. Crane is the principal of BlueWater Advisory Group, LLC, a company that specializes in capital-raising and investor awareness for emerging growth public companies in the green tech and eCommerce sectors. MarketWire

China Digital Venture Corporation ("China Digital" or the "Company") Strategic Acquisition of U.S.-Based Exploration and Mining Company
China Digital Venture Corporation (OTCBB: CDVV) is pleased to announce the acquisition of all of the mineral rights properties of ARNEVUT Resources Inc. ("ARNEVUT"), an exploration and mining company headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado MarketWire

All-in-One Photo Management and Sharing App, PhotoBox!, Comes to Android
Weaver Mobile, a San Francisco Bay Area-based mobile application developer, today released the Android version of its successful PhotoBox! app. The free all-in-one photo app, which previously launched on the iOS platform for the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch, gives mobile users an easy way to manage their Facebook photos on the go, and share images with their social network. MarketWire

CommPRO.biz Launches Online Marketplace for MARCOM Pros: Rollout Starts With ".Biz Gigs" on April 5
CommPRO.biz, the global online community for PR and marketing professionals, today launched ".Biz Gigs" -- an online venue that brings together buyers and sellers of public relations, marketing, investor relations and advertising services. MarketWire

DreamHost Partners With CloudFlare
DreamHost, a global full-service web hosting company, has today announced a partnership with leading Internet web performance and security company, CloudFlare. DreamHost customers now have immediate access to CloudFlare's robust infrastructure at little or no cost as a standard feature of their hosting plans. MarketWire

Omni Bio to Hold Investor Conference Call on April 17
Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Omni Bio") (OTCBB: OMBP), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will host a shareholder and investor conference call beginning at 2:30 p.m. MDT (4:30 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Please join Company management for an update and plans for the coming year, which will include a question and answer session. MarketWire

Transbiotec, Inc. Announces New Patent Filing
Transbiotec, Inc. (OTCBB: IMLE) announces that it has filed another patent application with the USPTO, continuing to expand the company's Intellectual Property Portfolio around its SOBR product. SOBR's transdermal alcohol sensing technology determines how much alcohol a person has consumed by a touch of a finger on the sensor. The patent filing incorporates the latest product improvements MarketWire

American CryoStem and Protein Genomics Sign Collaboration to Develop Stem Cell Applications for Wound Healing
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Digital Analytics Association's New Research Illustrates Salaries for Analysts Across the U.S.
The Digital Analytics Association (DAA), formerly known as the Web Analytics Association (WAA), today released an infographic that provides a breakdown of digital analytics professionals' salaries across the U.S., and the numbers speak for themselves MarketWire

SEI Quick Poll: Retirement Portfolios Look Solid, Yet Investors Still Shaking
The majority of financial advisors say their clients' retirement portfolios are nearly recovered from a dollar amount, but that "the psychological scars run deep," according to an SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) Quick Poll released today. When it comes to managing these retirement portfolios, one-third of advisors still use a "traditional, single 60/40 portfolio" as the primary strategy MarketWire

BrightScope Announces the Top 25 Washington, D.C. Area-Based Companies With the Best 401k Plans
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced its second annual list of the top Washington, D.C. area-based companies with the highest ranked 401k plans containing more than $100 million in assets. This year BrightScope has extended the list to include the top 25 companies. MarketWire

What the Pho? Is Vietnamese the New Chinese?
A simple search for Chinese quick service restaurants in any Los Angeles neighborhood typically reveals a small handful of entries that receive lackluster ratings from patrons posting on review sites. The objects of their criticism are establishments that all too often offer food of questionable appeal served from steam table trays with cafeteria style cues. MarketWire

Sage to Help Honor Small Businesses at National Small Business Week
Sage North America today announced that it will serve as a co-sponsor of National Small Business Week in Washington D.C. from May 20-22. Sage will be a co-sponsor of the National Awards Luncheon honoring State Small Business Person of the Year winners on Monday, May 21. MarketWire

Q'VIVA! Partners With yap.TV to Power Second Screen Experience Across Latin America and the United States
Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment, in partnership with yap.TV (http://www.yap.tv) for ¡Q'VIVA! The Chosen, is setting a new standard for Interactive TV on the second screen. ¡Q'VIVA! is the first TV show format that incorporates original, produced content on the second screen simultaneously with the first broadcast, or DVR, using yap.TV's Live Pulse audio synchronization technology. yap MarketWire

Peng Chen, President of Morningstar's Investment Management Division, Joins Curriculum Advisory Board for the Retirement Management Analyst(SM) Designation
Peng Chen, Ph.D., CFA®, president, Morningstar's Investment Management division, has joined the Curriculum Advisory Board for the Retirement Management Analyst(SM) designation, announced Francois Gadenne, executive director and chairman of the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA). MarketWire

Skinner, Inc. Appoints Devon Gray as Director of Fine Books & Manuscripts
Skinner, Inc., a leading full-service auctioneer and appraiser of antiques and fine art, announces Devon Gray as the Director of Fine Books & Manuscripts. Gray brings more than 20 years' experience as an expert in early books to her new role at Skinner, and has established herself as a premier appraiser and cataloguer in the genre. MarketWire

Quaterra and Goldcorp Extend Investment Framework Agreement in Central Mexico
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM) (the "Company") today announced it has concluded an Amended and Restated Investment Agreement ("ARIFA") with Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp") (TSX: G)(NYSE: GG) MarketWire

India Globalization Capital, Inc. Retires Note
India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE Amex: IGC), a company competing in the rapidly growing materials and infrastructure industry in India and China, announced it had retired a note of $2,232,627.79. MarketWire

Vestmark Named Finalist in Three Industry Leadership Categories by the Money Management Institute
Vestmark, a leading innovator of advisory solutions and wealth management technology, was named a finalist by the Money Management Institute in three industry leadership categories MarketWire

LRAD Corporation to Report $2.4 Million in Fiscal Q2 2012 Revenues
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today that it expects to report fiscal Q2 2012 revenues of approximately $2.4 million for the period ended March 31, 2012. MarketWire

Adia Nutrition, Inc. (ADIA.PK) Adianutrition.com Signs Landmark Marketing, Advertising, Distribution Deal With Orbital, Inc.
Adia Nutrition, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ADIA) has signed an agreement with Orbital, Inc. to develop 30- and 60-second TV Commercials to be broadcast in selected markets across the US starting by the end of April. The Orbital creative production team is responsible for creating TV commercials for such venerable brands such as: DirecTV, Muscle Milk, Kia and Harley Davidson among others MarketWire

BioPower Operations Corporation Commences Trading as Public Company
BioPower Operations Corporation (OTCQB: BOPO) (PINKSHEETS: BOPO) today announced that the Company received notice from The Depository Trust Company "DTC" of the eligibility effective immediately of its common shares for electronic trading under the OTCQB trading symbol "BOPO." MarketWire

As Seen On TV, Inc. Strengthens Management Team and Expands Board of Directors
As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV) (PINKSHEETS: ASTV), the parent company of TVGoods, Inc., a direct response marketing company, has appointed Eric Mausolf, an experienced interactive TV and retail executive, to Chief Operating Officer, after joining the company in late 2010. As Seen On TV, Inc. has also appointed Randolph Pohlman, PhD MarketWire

Virtacore CTO, Phill Lawson-Shanks, Speaking at Cyber Security Summit
Virtacore Systems Inc., an industry leading hybrid cloud provider, announced today that Phill Lawson-Shanks will be speaking at the Defense Daily's Cyber Security Summit on May 3, 2012, being held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC. MarketWire

Great Lakes Announces Webcast Series for Student Loan Borrowers
April is National Financial Literacy Month, and Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation is launching five new educational webcasts on mygreatlakes.org to help its borrowers make more informed decisions at every stage of the student loan lifecycle. MarketWire

ADVA Optical Networking Q1 2012 Financial Results Conference Call Information
ADVA AG Optical Networking /ADVA Optical Networking Q1 2012 Financial Results Conference CallInformation Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

Readen Holding Expands Their Distribution of Lebara Telecom Prepaid Credit to France
READEN HOLDING CORP. (PINKSHEETS: RHCO) announced today that D5 Mobile Sarl France, a 51% owned subsidiary of RHCO signed a NEW distribution contract with Lebara telecom, one of the world's largest prepaid telecom operators (Lebara.com) MarketWire

Aptalis Pharma Inc. Commences Tender Offer for Its 12 3/4% Senior Notes Due 2016 and Solicitation of Consents
Aptalis Pharma Inc. (the "Company") today announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding 12 3/4% Senior Notes due 2016 (CUSIP No MarketWire

Dome9 Security Named a Finalist for the 2012 Hot Companies Award by Network Products Guide
Dome9 Security™, the leading provider of cloud security firewall management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS), today announced that Network Products Guide, a leading technology research and advisory guide, has named Dome9 as a finalist for the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies Awards MarketWire

Hand Rejuvenation Special at San Diego Dermatology Practice
As a dermatologist in San Diego, Deborah H. Atkin, MD offers a range of skin care procedures and products. By taking an individualized approach to each patient, she says she strives to help each patient reach their aesthetic goals and achieve a greater amount of confidence in their skin. Dr. Atkin says she has recently seen an increase in patients concerned about "aging hand syndrome MarketWire

Sacramento Plastic Surgeon Says Lip Augmentation Popularity Is Rising
At his Sacramento plastic surgery practice, Dr. Charles Perry says he has seen a significant increase in demand for lip augmentation procedures to enhance the volume and fullness of lips. While Dr. Perry says a majority of the interest comes from his female patients, men have also played their part in the rising number of requests for the procedure MarketWire

INTTRA Announces an Alliance With WCA Family of Logistic Networks, Forwarding Group With Over 4,100 Member Offices
INTTRA, the world's largest, most active, multi-carrier e-commerce network for ocean freight, and WCA Family of Logistic Networks today announced a strategic alliance, which delivers critical ocean shipping planning, management and optimization capabilities to WCA Family members MarketWire

Altairnano Organizes to Accelerate Global Business Growth
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altair) (NASDAQ: ALTI) today announced Alexander Lee had been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer, and that Liming (Albert) Zou had been appointed President at a special Board of Directors meeting on April 1, 2012, replacing Frank Gibbard. MarketWire

Never Too Busy for Beauty! timeRAZOR and Vichy Laboratories Make Sure Busy New Yorkers Don't Miss Out on Great Skin Care
Women everywhere get too busy for beauty, but tomorrow New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple can wave goodbye to their fear of missing out on good skin, thanks to Vichy (a French skincare brand part of the L'Oreal Group), DUANEreade, and timeRAZOR. Together, they've turned tomorrow, Friday, April 6, into a Free Beauty Day for people on-the-go! MarketWire

Worlds Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and Activision Publishing, Inc.
Worlds Inc. (OTCBB: WDDD) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on March 30, 2012. Activision's World of Warcraft® and Call of Duty® video games have been identified in the complaint as infringing on Worlds' patents MarketWire

VelaTel Acquires Controlling Interest in Telephony Solutions Provider Zapna
VelaTel Global Communications (OTCQB: VELA) (PINKSHEETS: VELA), www.velatel.com, a leader in deploying and operating wireless broadband and telecommunication networks worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has signed and closed a stock purchase agreement to acquire a 75% equity interest in Zapna, ApS, in exchange for 6,000,000 shares of VelaTel's stock MarketWire

Bridgelux Introduces Cetero Spot Light Module
Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, today announced the introduction of the Bridgelux® Cetero™ Spot Light Module (SLM) a compact high flux density light source delivering clean and consistent white light without pixilation and engineered to comply with the upcoming Zhaga spot light module specification MarketWire

Mitchell Recognizes Top Shops for Customer Satisfaction With 10th Annual AutocheX Premier Achiever Awards
Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty Claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced the recipients of the 10th annual AutocheX™ Premier Achiever Awards, recognizing auto body repair shops throughout the U.S. and Canada for their exceptional achievements in customer service and satisfaction. MarketWire

New York Times Has Most Google+ Followers but Washington Post +1'd More
The New York Times is the dominant leader in Google+ followers among all U.S. newspapers, yet the Washington Post has 25% more average +1s per week for its stories, according to new data compiled by search and social analytics software provider Searchmetrics. MarketWire

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Selects Oracle's StorageTek Tape Drives
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Oracle's ATG Web Commerce Delivers Extreme Performance on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata
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Savings.com Announces It Has Posted 1,000,000 Deals
Savings.com, the leading online source for coupons, deals and expert shopping tips, today announced that it has achieved a major milestone -- it has posted 1,000,000 deals to the site since being founded almost five years ago. The quality and quantity of the deals has helped the company save online shoppers more than $500 million. MarketWire

Cisco Introduces New Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers With App Enabled Capabilities to Deliver New Home Experiences
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today unveiled a new line of Linksys® Smart Wi-Fi Routers with app enabled capabilities for consumers to power and enjoy their connected homes of today and tomorrow MarketWire

ProGaming Platforms Finalizes New Multiplayer Rewards-Based Puzzle Game
ProGaming Platforms Corp. (OTCBB: PPTF) (OTCQB: PPTF), developer of a commercial multiplayer online gaming and reward processing platform, today announces the finalizing of its latest product, a pioneering multiplayer puzzle game that is integrating ProGaming's revolutionary platform MarketWire

Stamps.com Earns the USPS Chief Information Officer's Mail Technology Award
Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS® postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today announced that it has received the USPS Chief Information Officer's Mail Technology Award at this year's National Postal Forum held on April 1-4 in Orlando, FL. MarketWire

SilkRoad technology Reveals Recruiting Source Effectiveness in New Report
SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of social talent management solutions, today released its applicant tracking data that revealed the top sources of hire in a report, Recruiting Marketing Effectiveness: Meaningful Metrics Straight from the Source MarketWire

New Great Lakes Grant Opportunity to Help Disadvantaged Students Complete College
More disadvantaged undergraduate students will get help completing their degree, diploma, or certificate thanks to a new grant opportunity announced today by Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation (Great Lakes). The Wisconsin Postsecondary Persistence Program Grants opportunity is made available through Great Lakes' Community Investments program MarketWire

Support.com Sets Date to Announce First Quarter 2012 Results
Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a leading provider of cloud-based technology services and software for consumers and small business, today announced that it plans to release first quarter 2012 financial results after market close on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. MarketWire

Flexera Software Announces Japanese Version of Enterprise License Optimization Solution, FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises
Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today that it has launched a Japanese version of its market-leading Enterprise License Optimization solution, FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises MarketWire

Latest Edition of Official GMAT(R) Study Guide Includes Online Prep Companion for New Integrated Reasoning Section
The only GMAT study guide with real questions from past exams has been updated with new questions and an online companion to help you prepare for the Integrated Reasoning section, which will become part of the exam in June. The 13th Edition of The Official Guide for GMAT Review (Wiley Paperback; April 9, 2012; $42.95) is on sale at mba.com, at online retailers, and in bookstores around the world MarketWire

Tensilica CTO and Founder Chris Rowen Presents on LTE-Advanced Handsets at Linley Tech Mobile Conference
Who: Chris Rowen, CTO and founder of Tensilica. What: Dr. Rowen will present, "Power/Performance Breakthrough for LTE-Advanced Handsets," at the Linley Tech Mobile Conference in San Jose, Calif. on April 16 MarketWire

ADP AdvancedMD Chosen to Power Cloud Practice Management for RamSoft Clients
ADP® AdvancedMD, a leader in cloud, practice management (PM), medical scheduling software, billing applications and revenue cycle management (RCM) for medical practices, today announced a partnership with RamSoft®, Inc. a dedicated Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), and Teleradiology software company MarketWire

Rolith, Inc. Receives $5 Million Investment From DFJ VTB Capital Aurora and AGC America Inc.
Rolith, Inc., the leader in developing advanced nanostructured coatings and devices, today announced that it has received Series A funding in the total amount of $5 million from DFJ VTB Capital Aurora and AGC America Inc. MarketWire

STWA's Oil Pipeline Technology (AOT(TM)) Achieves 40% Pressure Drop Reduction
STWA, Inc. (OTCBB: ZERO) ("STWA" or the "Company"), a developer of applied solutions for oil and fuel delivery systems in the multi-billion dollar oil pipeline and diesel engine markets, announced today that in a recent test with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) at the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), the Company's Applied Oil Technology™ (AOT™ 1 MarketWire

CONMED Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2012 Financial Results on April 26, 2012
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that it expects to report first quarter 2012 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, April 26, 2012, and will also hold a conference call live over the Internet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time that same day. This webcast can be accessed from CONMED's web site at www.conmed.com MarketWire

Implant Sciences Hires Quality Manager to Prepare Company for Increased Production
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 hired Charles Fertitta as Quality Manager, reporting to Brenda Baron, Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr MarketWire

Kinder Morgan Continues to Move Biofuels via Pipeline, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP) (Houston, Texas) is continuing to defy critics that say biofuels are not suitable to be transported via product pipelines. The company has just completed a 16-inch-diameter, estimated 2 MarketWire

FrogAds.com Featured in The New York Post, The Los Angeles Business Journal, MyFoxOrlando.com and Celebs.com
FrogAds.com (OTCBB: FROG) is pleased to announce that its media campaign is aggressively moving forward with recent FrogAds.com placements in The Los Angeles Business Journal, MyFoxOrlando.com, Celebs.com and The New York Post's Page Six where Pamela Anderson's photo from the FrogAds.com press conference was on of the Week's Best Celebrity Photos. MarketWire

FrogAds.com 30-Second News Break to Air April 5, 2012 From 6AM to 9AM on CNBC
FrogAds.com (OTCBB: FROG) announced today that the long awaited and delayed media campaign will begin airing with the company's 30-second News Break featuring Pamela Anderson as spokesperson MarketWire

Ohio Benefits From Auto and Energy Activity in the Form of Increased Capex at Industrial Plants, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Research (Sugar Land, Texas) -- U.S. auto sales are up again this year, including a 13% increase in March 2012 over last year. Detroit automotive manufacturers have recovered and are investing in new facilities. Chrysler LLC (Auburn Hills, Michigan), for example, is spending $500 million to expand the North Liberty Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio MarketWire

Global Power Project Spending Rising and Shifting, a "Navigating the Currents of Change" Webcast on Industrialinfo.com
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- More than 3,500 power projects around the world valued at more than $1 MarketWire

Almeda University Offers Leadership in New Educational Environment
There are relatively few businesses that can claim to have been around for more than a hundred years, and fewer still that can radically reinvent themselves after so much time. According to a recent Huffington Post article, however, this is precisely the situation in which Post University has found itself MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Schedules Q1 2012 Conference Call
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it will hold a conference call on April 19, 2012 to discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter 2012 and business outlook for the second quarter 2012. MarketWire

Kerry Kennedy to Deliver Commencement Address at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
James J. Gozzo, Ph.D., President of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, announced today that Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, will be the College's 2012 commencement speaker. This year's graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. MarketWire

New Life Sciences Report Provides Experts' Investment Insights and Access to Important Quarterly Tracking Study From Sagient
Streetwise Reports today announced the release of The Life Sciences Report, free newsletter and website for investors who want to learn what industry experts are saying about the leading trends and companies in the life sciences and biotech sector MarketWire

What to Do With Your Old Electronics
(Family Features) Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, game consoles, cameras -- electronic devices are a big part of American life. In fact, Americans own an average of 24 electronic products per household, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. With technology changing so rapidly and new "it" devices hitting the market every few months, a lot of those devices get discarded quickly MarketWire

Top 10 Tech Tips for a Healthier Heart
(Family Features) The message that a healthy lifestyle helps protect your heart isn't new. If you'd like to do more to take care of your heart, here are 10 ways technology can make that easier. MarketWire

Spring Flavor Inspiration
(Family Features) Do your spring recipes need a little inspiration? To liven up seasonal gatherings, look to simple dishes with flavorful variations that will surprise the palate for everyone's favorite course -- dessert. MarketWire

Home Maintenance 101: Purchasing a Hot Water Heater
(Family Features) The water heater is the second biggest energy drain in the home behind the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system -- also known as HVAC. Yet when it comes to understanding the requirements and specifications for water heaters, most homeowners don't know the basics. MarketWire

Is Your Cat Getting the Right Balance of Nutrients?
(Family Features) When it comes to nutrition, people and their feline family members aren't so different. At every stage of development, a diet balanced with the right mix of specific vitamins and nutrients is important for good health and well-being. From kittens to mature cats, providing the proper nutrition at every life stage will help your pet thrive. MarketWire

Cooking for One? Use Your Freezer
(Family Features) If busy nights have family and friends eating at different times, the freezer can be your greatest asset. With a little planning and some freezer space, you can create great meals for yourself in no time. MarketWire

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports March Sales Results
Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) today reported net sales of $9.13 billion for the month of March, the five weeks ended April 1, 2012, an increase of 10 percent from $8.33 billion during the similar period last year. MarketWire

Carbon Sciences Reports Successful Testing of Single Step Reforming of High CO2 Natural Gas
Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make transportation fuels and other valuable products from natural gas, today announced the successful test of a new version of its natural gas dry reforming catalyst that can process high CO2 content natural gas at high efficiency, resulting in significant economic and environmental benefits MarketWire

Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD) continues expansion in Asia Pacific with the opening of an office in Indonesia
Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD) continues expansion inAsia Pacific with the opening of an office in Indonesia Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD), leading provider ofhealthcare market research, announces the opening of a local office inIndonesia, a key growing market in this region MarketWire

Appointment of Three New Distribution Partners
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Xcite Energy Ltd Drawdown on Equity Line Agreement
MarketWire

InsanelyCheapFlights.com Puts the Sunshine State on Sale
With higher fuel costs taking a bite out of its customers' budget as they head into the summer travel season, InsanelyCheapFlights.com has announced a discount on booking flight tickets to popular vacation spots in Florida MarketWire

NewMarket Technology, Inc. Announces Chairman Resignation
NewMarket Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NWMT) announced today that Philip Verges resigned on Friday, March 30th as Chairman of the Board. The resignation was executed in conjunction with a strategic business plan update previously announced on October 20th 2011. MarketWire

Clear Capital: Stable Home Prices in 2012, Modest Increases Forecasted for End of Year
Clear Capital (www.clearcapital.com), a premium provider of data and real estate asset valuation, investment and risk assessment, today released its Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report with data through March 2012. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and proprietary data sources providing the most timely and relevant analysis available MarketWire

Western and Work Wear Retailer Boot Barn(R) to Celebrate the Grand Opening of Its First Utah Location
Boot Barn®, the nation's largest western and work wear retailer, will celebrate the opening of their first store in Utah in the Ogden suburb of Riverdale, at 5320 South Freeway Park Drive, just off I-15 and West Riverdale Road. The Grand Opening Sale starts Friday, May 4th at 10am and continues through Sunday, May 6th. MarketWire

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces Schedule for First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Teleconference
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced the following schedule and contact information for its first quarter 2012 earnings release and teleconference: MarketWire

United Community Banks, Inc. Announces Date for First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) today announced it will release its first quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, April 26, 2012, before the stock market opens. The Company also will hold a conference call at 11:00 a.m. ET on the same day to discuss its financial results, business highlights and outlook. MarketWire

Court decision in Dutch Fortis mismanagement proceedings
The Ondernemingskamer in Amsterdam (Dutch Companies and Business Court) today partly upheld Fortis N.V. mismanagement allegations. Ageas announces it will appeal the decision. GlobeNewswire

Sobi's Annual Report published on the web
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum's Annual Report for 2011 has now been published on the Company's website www.sobi.com under Investors & Media/ Interim and Annual Reports. GlobeNewswire

VOLTA FINANCE - SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE EGM TO BE HELD THE 23 APRIL 2012
NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES GlobeNewswire

HEINEKEN Publishes 2011 Sustainability Report
Significant progress achieved on Brewing a Better Future agenda GlobeNewswire

Outotec cooperates with Swiss Tower Mills Minerals Ltd to complement its grinding solutions
OUTOTEC OYJ PRESS RELEASE, APRIL 5, 2012 AT 3:45 PM GlobeNewswire

Placing and Notice of General Meeting
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR TRANSMISSION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA GlobeNewswire

Orangefield Group : Orangefield expands in Luxembourg
PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire

Statutory cooperation negotiations at Alma Manu's Rovaniemi printing facility completed
Alma Media Corporation Press release April 5, 2012 at 14:40 (EEST) GlobeNewswire

Constellation Brands Inc : Reports Fiscal 2012 Results
 Achieves comparable basis diluted EPS of $2.34 and reported basis diluted EPS of $2.13; results reflect favorable tax rate benefits  GlobeNewswire

Requested clarifications provided to the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency - Metals recovery plant to be re-started
GlobeNewswire

Notice of AGM and Placing
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR TRANSMISSION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA GlobeNewswire

Cegos signs worldwide distribution agreement with Lumesse
London - 5 April 2012 - Talent management specialist Lumesse and leading international training expert Cegos have signed a global partnership agreement whereby Lumesse will distribute the 200 e-Learning Solutions by Cegos® modules as part of its Lumesse Learning solution GlobeNewswire

Lumesse certified to BS25999 for Business Continuity Management
Meets challenging global standards for best practice in business continuity London - 5 April 2012 - Lumesse, Europe's leading independent provider of talent management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been successfully certified against the important BS25999 standard for business continuity management GlobeNewswire

Endomines AB: Pampalo Q1/2012 production statistics and progress report
The press release including tables can be downloaded from the following link:Pampalo Q1/2012 production statistics and progress report GlobeNewswire

TradeDoubler AB : NOTICE TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN TRADEDOUBLER AB (publ)
NOTICE TO THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN TRADEDOUBLER AB (publ) GlobeNewswire

Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG opens a subsidiary in Brazil
Seneffe, Belgium, April 5, 2012, Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG announced today that the company has opened a subsidiary in Fortaleza, Brazil, the Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG do Brasil Ltda.For several years Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG has been executing sales of its whole range of products in Latin America from Europe GlobeNewswire

KONE to improve People Flow in Brisbane shopping center
KONE Corporation, press release, April 5, 2012 GlobeNewswire

SOLVAY DEVELOPS COST-EFFECTIVE SMALL SIZED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE UNITS FOR ON-SITE PRODUCTION AT ITS CUSTOMERS' SITES
Brussels, 5 April 2012, at 7:30 am GlobeNewswire

'Sustainability Vision 2020' gives Nutreco a clear view of the road ahead
Sustainability integral part of everyday business GlobeNewswire

ACI - The Financial Markets Association: ACI's concerns on FTT Europe
Paris, April 5, 2012 GlobeNewswire

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