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Mark Thomson appointed next Chief Executive of New York Times Company
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F2Q Likely An Anomaly; COO Preparing To Show Investors With F3Q Results
The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) became known as a ""sleep at night"" stock, with this leading contact lens provider beating estimates 8 quarters in a row. However, the company missed expectations when it reported fiscal 2Q results (period ended April 2012), disappointing investors and causing the shares to trade well below their previous high ACN Newswire

China Power 2012 Interim Results Announcement; Profit Increases 33% on Previous Year
The board of directors (the "Board") of China Power International Development Limited ("China Power" or the "Company", HK:2380) is pleased to announce the unaudited operating results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the six months ended 30 June 2012 ACN Newswire

Cherokee Communications Selects Zhone Technologies to Meet Exploding Bandwidth Needs
Contacts Aurora Arlet Zhone Investor Relations Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013 Tel: +1 404.460.8578 Fax: +1 510.777.7001 E: E: Leading southeast Oklahoma ILEC leverages Zhone MXK platform to provide triple-play services to local access customersOakland, CA - August 15, 2012 - Zhone Technologies, Inc ACN Newswire

Strategies to Building a Robust Investment Portfolio
Minimum volatility and equal risk budget strategies are means to achieve absolute returns, says Pierre Guillemin, Managing Director, Swiss Life Asset Management. These could help investors increase their Sharpe ratio, he adds ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Launches Modernization Service via Automated Design Documentation
Fujitsu today announced an addition to its APM Modernization Services for Cloud, which enables customers to build new systems based on their existing applications. The new modernization service via automated design documentation, which was developed by Fujitsu Advanced Solutions Limited (FASOL), is available starting today ACN Newswire

Rethinking Modern Portfolio Theory
Modern portfolio theory incorporates all realistic factors that are useful for clients to have a tailor-made solution that addresses their needs, says Erik van Dijk, Principal, LMG Emerge. However, taking client preferences on board at an earlier stage would help investment consultants achieve a better risk/ return profile for their clients, he adds ACN Newswire

Avnet Technology Solutions Launches Cloud Services in Singapore
Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), today announced the launch of Avnet Cloud Services to the reseller channel. This new service allows resellers to enter the fast growing cloud services market with no upfront investment and provides them with a ready-to-go cloud business practice ACN Newswire

Advent to Present at the Deutsche Bank's 2012 Technology Conference
SAN FRANCISCO - August 14, 2012 - Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the global investment management industry, announced today that James Cox, Chief Financial Officer, will speak at the Deutsche Bank's 2012 Technology Conference on Wednesday, September 12th at 4:30 PM PST in Las Vegas ACN Newswire

EPAM & Reaffirm EPAMs Status as a Strategic Delivery Partner for
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Equus Announces Second Quarter Net Asset Value
Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS) (the "Fund" or "Equus") reports net assets as of June 30, 2012, of $33.4 million, a decrease of approximately $4.2 million since March 31, 2012. Net assets per share decreased to $3.16 as of June 30, 2012 from $3.56 as of March 31, 2012. Cash and cash equivalents totaled $27.0 million as of June 30, 2012, an increase of $10.7 million since March 31, 2012 MarketWire

CenterPointe Community Bank Reports Earnings
CenterPointe Community Bank (PINKSHEETS: CENP) announced 2nd quarter earnings of $271,000 ($0.23 per diluted share) and year-to-date earnings of $592,000 ($0.50 per diluted share) for the period ending June 30, 2012. These results include the recognition of a deferred tax benefit of $125,000 for the second quarter and $250,000 for the year-to-date period. MarketWire

Popular Timeshares That Made the Top 100 Vacation Resorts List and Sell My Timeshare NOW have released the company's annual TOP 100 timeshares report, listing the timeshare resales and timeshare rentals that receive the most offers to buy or rent through the company's websites MarketWire

Sheppard Mullin Opens Seoul Office
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP announced today the opening of a Seoul office in the Mirae Asset CENTER. The new office, which is the firm's sixteenth location, opens following last month's Korean Bar Association registration of the firm's foreign legal consultant office in Seoul, the final regulatory step needed by the firm to open a Korean office MarketWire

Gov. Hickenlooper Celebrates Grand Opening of Blockbuster's Worldwide Headquarters in Colorado
DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) -- Gov. John Hickenlooper today joined DISH Network CEO Joseph Clayton and Blockbuster L.L.C. President Michael Kelly in cutting the ribbon at the new worldwide headquarters for Blockbuster, which is bringing more than 150 jobs to Colorado. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Signs Framework Agreement With United Suppliers, Inc.
BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today the signing of a framework agreement with United Suppliers, Inc. MarketWire

Gravis Oil Announces Mailing of Special Meeting Circular and Change of Auditors
Gravis Oil Corporation (the Company or Gravis) (PINKSHEETS: GRAVF) today announces that it has mailed, to shareholders of record as of August 3, 2012, an information circular with respect to a special meeting of holders of common shares of the Company (Shareholders) to be held at 9 a.m. (MST) at the Calgary, Alberta offices of Norton Rose Canada LLP, on September 7, 2012 (Meeting). MarketWire

Hit One Out of the Park at Barona Resort & Casino's August 16th Baseball-Themed Party Pit
Players at Barona Resort & Casino's baseball-themed party pit celebration could go home with more than just peanuts and Cracker Jacks on August 16. MarketWire

Wood Partners to Break Ground on $45 Million Alta Legacy Farms Apartment Community in Hopkinton, Mass.
Construction has commenced on a $45 million apartment community in Hopkinton, announced Wood Partners, one of the nation's largest and most active multifamily developers. The Alta Legacy Farms development is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 with pre-leasing slated to commence next June. MarketWire

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Declares Third Quarter Dividend of $0.01 per Share
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.01 per share, payable Tuesday, October 16, 2012 to shareholders of record on Friday, September 28, 2012. MarketWire

CompuCredit Holdings Corporation Announces Tender Offer to Purchase up to 8,250,000 Shares of Its Common Stock
CompuCredit Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: CCRT) ("CompuCredit") today announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for up to 8,250,000 shares of its outstanding common stock, no par value per share (the "Common Stock"), at a purchase price of $10.00 per share. MarketWire

Kapsch and PT Strengthen Strategic Partnership, Enhance LTE Network Solutions Portfolio
PT (NASDAQ: PTIX), a leading global supplier of advanced network communications, and Kapsch CarrierCom, a global provider of fixed, mobile, transportation and access networks, today jointly announced that PT's SEGway Universal Diameter Router (UDR) has been selected by Kapsch CarrierCom as their LTE Signalling Router solution for Telecommunication Operators MarketWire

Speedemissions, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
Speedemissions, Inc. (OTCBB: SPMI), a leading vehicle emissions testing and safety inspections company with stores in Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Salt Lake City today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

AutoInfo, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results
AutoInfo, Inc. (OTCBB: AUTO), a non-asset based transportation services company, today announced results of its operations for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Godfather Media, Inc. Changes Name to Embark Holdings, Inc.
Godfather Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GFMD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has changed its name to Embark Holdings, Inc. and the ticker symbol will not be changed at this time. Also, we would like to introduce our new website location which explains our direction and business model. MarketWire

Midwest Energy Emissions Signs Agreement to Perform Demonstration of Its Mercury Removal Technology With Major Southwest Power Producer
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp (OTCBB: MEEC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with a major Southwestern U.S. power producer to perform a demonstration of Midwest's mercury removal technology on one of the power producer's large generating units. The demonstration will be carried out this fall. MarketWire

Petrofac Wins IADC Contract to Enhance Global Competence System for Drilling Community
Petrofac, the international oil & gas facilities services provider, through its Training Services business (PTS), has secured a contract with the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) to enhance IADC's existing system of competence for the drilling community. MarketWire

CNR Announces Closing for the Issuance of US$60 Million Guaranteed Secured Convertible Bonds and Warrants Exercisable to Purchase up to 6 Million Ordinary Shares
China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited (NYSE MKT: CNR) is pleased to announce the closing for the issuance of US$60,000,000 principal amount of 14 per cent. Guaranteed secured convertible bonds (the "Bonds") due 2017 convertible into ordinary shares of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at an initial conversion price of US$1 MarketWire

Celebrating 12 Years of Healthy Fair Fun
Health Fair 11 at the Fair celebrates its twelfth year of providing free or low-cost health screenings and information to people attending the Minnesota State Fair. Each year, fairgoers flock to the Health Fair 11 building to take advantage of great health-related offerings for people of all ages. Since 2001, more than 553,000 health screenings have been documented at Health Fair 11 at the Fair. MarketWire

ITpreneurs PRINCE2 Foundation Course Available in French
ITpreneurs, the leading provider of competence development solutions for IT best practices, is now offering its PRINCE2 Foundation Course in French. The course, which is accredited by APMG, is designed to give an understanding of how to start, control and deliver projects on time, within budget and to a specific business case, all while exercising strong communication skills. MarketWire

Judicial Watch Statement on Pennsylvania Court's Ruling in Pennsylvania Voter ID Case
Judicial Watch today released a statement reacting to the ruling of Judge Robert Simpson of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court preserving Pennsylvania House Bill 934, a new law which requires voters to produce a Pennsylvania driver's license or another government-issued photo ID, such as a U.S. passport, military ID, or county/municipal employee ID when voting. MarketWire

Cisco Details Capital Allocation Strategy
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today detailed its capital allocation strategy, which includes a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per common share, an increase of 75%. MarketWire

Continental Materials Corporation Reports Unaudited Second Quarter Results
Continental Materials Corporation (NYSE MKT: CUO) today reported a net loss of $511,000 or 32 cents per share for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to net loss of $62,000 or 4 cents per share for the second quarter ended July 2, 2011. MarketWire

Southern ITS International, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Integrated Security Systems Provider
Southern ITS International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ALCD) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Southern ITS Corporation, a Mississippi corporation. In addition, the Company has changed its name to Southern ITS International, Inc. Southern ITS Corporation will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company MarketWire

Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) MarketWire

Wichita State University Signs 7-Year Partnership Renewal With Paciolan
Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions in college athletics, announced today that Wichita State University has renewed its partnership with the company. Wichita State will continue leveraging Paciolan's full suite of solutions, including its fully integrated and enhanced online priority points system for donors and season ticket holders MarketWire

NetApp Announces Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2013
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, which ended July 27, 2012. Revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013 were in line with our prior guidance and totaled $1.445 billion, compared to revenues of $1.458 billion for the same period one year ago. MarketWire

Professional Medical Office Cleaning
As a healthcare professional, the cleanliness of your office is not just a reflection of your professionalism, so it is important to enlist in the help of a professional commercial specialty cleaning service to ensure that your office is kept clean and healthy MarketWire

Respected Economist Grace K. Wickersham Joins Plaza Bank Board
Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB) added accomplished economist and financial analyst Grace K. Wickersham to its Board of Directors, further strengthening the bank's depth and commitment to community-oriented business banking. MarketWire

iSatori, Inc. Reports Increased First Half 2012 Sales Over 2011; Profitability for Recurring Business Operations Also Improved
iSatori, Inc. (OTCQB: IFIT) (OTCBB: IFIT), a leader in the development and marketing of scientifically engineered nutritional supplements, announced its second quarter and first half calendar 2012 financial results. A summary report of the Company's operating financial results follows at the conclusion of this announcement MarketWire

Charlotte Makes Sustainability Possible
This year's drought is impacting many communities across the United States. In previous years, the rains skipped Charlotte and dry conditions prevailed. This year has been a reversal, yet conservation efforts started in drier times have laid the path for several sustainability initiatives MarketWire

TrustGo Mobile Security Turns a Candid Camera on Mobile Device Thieves
TrustGo Mobile Inc. (TrustGo), a leading mobile security company, announced that it has released a new "Candid Camera" feature in version 1.1.11 of its mobile security application that takes a photo of any person who unsuccessfully enters a locked phone's password three times. The intruder's photo is then sent to the registered user's email address MarketWire

Cigma Metals Corporation Is Pleased to Announce the Appointment of Two New Directors
Cigma Metals Corporation (the "Company," "Cigma") (PINKSHEETS: CGMX) (FRANKFURT: C9KA) is pleased to announce that effective July 24, 2012, Mr. Agustin Gomez de Segura, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer and sole member of the Board of Directors of Cigma Metals Corporation, appointed Mr. Antonio Jaramillo and Ms. Michelle Robinson to the Board of Directors. MarketWire

Hardin Construction Co. & Joint Venture Partner Hunt Construction Group Break Ground on Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown
Hardin Construction Company and Hunt Construction Group (Hunt-Hardin) in joint venture as the project's general contractors have broken ground on a 13-story Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. MarketWire

El Salvador National Police Goes Live With Tiburon Dispatch Solution
The Policia Nacional del Salvador has gone live with Tiburon's DispatchNow computer-aided dispatch and mobile communications solution. MarketWire

Wyndham Worldwide Gives Pediatric Patients a Fun-Filled "Vacation Day" as Part of Wyndham Championship Week
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world's largest hospitality companies, brought some fun and sun from the Wyndham Championship to the patients, families, and staff in the pediatrics department at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., with a "Vacation Day" full of entertainment and classic beach boardwalk-themed games. MarketWire

Exquisite Dress Designer, Alyce Paris, Debuts 2012 Homecoming Collection
Homecoming, prom, graduation, weddings: these are all special occasions in a young girl or woman's life where the perfect dress is a "must have." With the homecoming season right around the corner, Alyce Paris ( has brought us a stunning new collection of dresses to make this social event that much sweeter. MarketWire

Free Deals Mobile Application TikTok Chooses San Francisco for U.S. Launch
TikTok, the world's largest free deals mobile application, today announced the expansion of their free deal offerings to San Francisco and the Bay Area. As of August 15th the free deal provider will enter into its first American market following a viral growth in Canada. MarketWire

VHA Inc. Launches Center for Applied Healthcare Studies
To address the complexities resulting from sweeping health care reform, including value-based payment models and reduced reimbursements, VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced the launch of its VHA Center for Applied Healthcare Studies MarketWire

Ingram Micro Donates $10,000 to Special Olympics Southern California
To help support the athletes of the Special Olympics, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) donated $10,000 to the Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC). The check presentation was part of a recent "Associate Appreciation Day" which celebrated the company's winning spirit, athletes everywhere and the community MarketWire

Barkerville Confirms CTO Issued by BCSC and is Responding
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd MarketWire

Hot Weather Makeup for Every Skin Tone: Presents Stylish Cosmetic Tips for Summer
The hot summer months are all about a fresh, natural glow and easy-breezy style -- but don't shy away from intense makeup colors in the hotter months. The key to pulling off any look during this hottest of seasons, whether subtle or glam, is learning how to choose complementary shades for individual skin tones. The latest article by Skincare-News MarketWire

International Tower Hill Files 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results
International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. ("ITH" or the "Company") (TSX: ITH)(NYSE MKT: THM)(NYSE Amex: THM)(FRANKFURT: IW9) has filed its unaudited second quarter financial statements and associated management discussion and analysis for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 on August 14, 2012 MarketWire

At-Home Summer Skincare to Reduce Premature Aging: Lists the Top 5 DIY Recipes to Rejuvenate Skin
With the risk of sun damage at its peak during the hot summer months, there's no better time to reassess anti-aging skincare. The latest article by 5 DIY Anti-Aging Skincare Recipes provides five wrinkle-fighting skincare recipes created using simple ingredients found at home that revive dull skin and restore a healthy radiance. MarketWire

Avaya Appoints Dave Vellequette as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems, software and services, today announced the appointment of Dave Vellequette as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, Vellequette replaces Anthony Massetti, who is departing Avaya. Vellequette joins the Avaya Executive Council and will report to CEO Kevin Kennedy. MarketWire

Recruiting Expert Ed Newman Joins iMomentous as Vice President of Strategy
iMomentous, delivering a highly scalable mobile technology platform that enables companies to recruit, retain and engage their talent, announced today that leading recruiting expert Ed Newman has joined the organization as vice president of Strategy MarketWire

Blue Ocean Mariculture's Hawaiian Kampachi(TM) to Be Featured in Multiple Dishes by Top Chefs at Second Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival September 6-9
Blue Ocean Mariculture (, the producer of the sustainable, premium, sashimi-grade Hawaiian Kampachi™ grown in the offshore waters of Kona, today announced that its fish will be featured in tantalizing creations selected by numerous top chefs at the upcoming Second Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival September 6-9 in Honolulu MarketWire

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Targets Client-Rich Houston Market
The world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning company, Chem-Dry, is reaching out to entrepreneurs in Houston to strengthen its presence in the nation's fourth-largest city. MarketWire

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Area law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunk drivers. In a nationwide effort to curb impaired driving -- Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over -- enforcement will be stepped up now through September 3, 2012. Law enforcement throughout this area will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. MarketWire

Advanced Biofuels Markets 2012 Waves the Green Flag to Start Industry's "Race to Scale"
The biofuel industry's top CEOs and stakeholders will gather for the 3rd Annual Advanced Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition ( on October 29-31, 2012 at the Parc 55 Wyndham hotel in San Francisco to showcase their progress on the "Race to Scale" sustainable, non-food based, next generation biofuels. MarketWire

Act-On Passes 1,000 Customer Mark in Record Time
Act-On Software (, the world's fastest growing marketing automation company, today announced that it has hit the 1,000-customer mark. Act-On's year-over-year growth of over 220% in Q2 2012 far exceeds the 60% growth of the overall marketing automation industry as estimated by David Raab of Raab Associates in a report published earlier this month. MarketWire

Corporate & Finance Partner Simon Cheong Joins Sheppard Mullin Beijing
Simon Kai-Tse Cheong has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate and Finance and Bankruptcy practice groups, based in the firm's Beijing office. Cheong joins from the Chinese law firm Zhong Lun in Beijing. MarketWire

Avaya Boosts the Seamless, Customer Service Experience That Builds Brands

BIC "Go for the Gold" Promotional Pens Sale Shows Olympic Spirit by Continuing Through December at
PENSRUS, a top selling distributor of imprinted and engraved pens, marketing pens, and other promotional products such as custom notebooks, mouse pads, and more, is extending their "Go for the Gold" BIC pens sale until December 31st. Though the Olympics may have just ended, all PENSRUS customers are still able to navigate to the BIC Loyalty sale page on the PENSRUS home page MarketWire

8th Annual Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS) to Focus on Globalization of the Healthcare Market
The Swedish-American Life Science Summit (SALSS) today announced that this year's SALSS conference will focus on the increasingly global nature of the Life Sciences industry with new markets like China and India fundamentally changing the industry. Leading scientists, corporate executives and investors will come together to better understand and profit from the new realities of healthcare MarketWire

WordLogic Announces Stock Repurchase Program
WordLogic Corporation (OTCQB: WLGC), a predictive intelligence technology company that markets patented solutions for the mobile, tablet, and desktop computer industry, announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to 5,000,000 shares of WordLogic' outstanding common stock over a 12-month period commencing on August 20, 2012 MarketWire

Global Technologies Group Updates Status of Mercury Capture Reporting at Cement Plant
Global Technologies Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GTGP) Announces that the Mercury removal percentages, analysis and final report will be available at the end of the operational run period which was scheduled to conclude on August 21, 2012 but has now been extended for an additional week to August 26, 2012. MarketWire

Myrexis Announces Death of Chief Executive Officer Richard B. Brewer, Trailblazing Biotechnology Industry Veteran and Patient Advocate
Myrexis, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRX) announced today that Richard B. Brewer, 61, its Chief Executive Officer and Board member, has died after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. MarketWire

Raney & Associates Announces New Contract and New Client: China Forestry Inc.
Raney & Associates, strategist and project manager of outsourced service providers to create proactive alternative investor relation solutions for US listed PRC and global SMEs and ADRs, announced today that it has secured the first contract since the launch of its ProAltIR™ solutions with China Forestry Inc MarketWire

CITE Forum Brings Industry Thought Leaders Together to Address Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise
The Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) One-Day Forum, a new industry event devoted exclusively to the consumerization of IT in the enterprise, today announces the first round of speakers for the event taking place October 10, 2012 at the NYC Hilton New York MarketWire

Olympusat Partners With Stardome Networks to Promote Its Hispanic Targeted Networks and Brands on Hispanic Radio Stations Across 85% of the U.S.
Olympusat, Inc MarketWire

Benz Communications Releases Results From Inside Benefits Communication Survey
Benz Communications today released the results from its Inside Benefits Communication survey, the first-ever survey to focus exclusively on the communication of employee benefits. Benz Communications is a leading HR and benefits communication strategy boutique. MarketWire

Westport Capital Acquires Agave Center in Tempe, AZ
Real estate investment firm Westport Capital Partners LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of Agave Center in Tempe, AZ. The acquisition includes five buildings of mixed-use property totaling 220,000 square feet. The portfolio includes three single-story office buildings, one 2-story office building, a flex industrial building, and 4.6 acres of land ready for development. MarketWire

Forget the Map, You'll Need an App for This Year's L.A. County Fair, Opening August 31
The L.A. County Fair starts 24 days of pure fun on Friday, August 31, opening just in time for Labor Day Weekend, with new interactive exhibits, high flying entertainment, and a tribute to our country's greatest innovators, all in addition to the classic Fair favorites -- food, concerts, animals, shopping and more. With so much to see, Angelenos can start planning their trip now with the new L.A MarketWire

Del Taco Opens in San Marcos
San Marcos gets its very own Del Taco today as the popular Mexican and American quick serve chain opens its newest location in this San Diego County community. MarketWire

Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. Receives Positive Preliminary Results on New Enhanced AquaLuxus(TM) Blend for Arsenic & Heavy Metals
Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRRY) is pleased to report that the Company has received the preliminary results of laboratory testing on a new, enhanced AquaLuxus blend under development for elimination of heavy metals from water. The initial lab reports show a significant reduction of arsenic concentrations in arsenic contaminated water samples. MarketWire

Innovation Group Listed in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's 2012 Hype Cycle for P&C Insurance
The Innovation Group plc (Innovation Group) today announced the company has been listed as a sample vendor in Gartner's "Hype Cycle for P&C Insurance, 2012" published by Kimberly Harris-Ferrante on July 27, 2012. MarketWire

Box Adds to Executive Bench With VP of Engineering and VP of People
Box today announced the addition of Sam Schillace as Vice President of Engineering and Evan Wittenberg as Vice President of People to its executive team. Most recently, Mr. Schillace was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Principal at Google Ventures and Mr. Wittenberg was Chief Talent Officer at HP. MarketWire

Members of the Higher Education Council of the ELA File Amicus Brief on Behalf of 14 Former University of Texas at Austin Student Body Presidents in Fisher vs. University of Texas
Two member firms from the Higher Education Council of the Employment Law Alliance, Curiale Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP of San Francisco and Gray Plant Mooty of Minneapolis -- joined forces to prepare an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 14 past student body presidents of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in the U.S. Supreme Court case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 11-345. MarketWire

George Kotsiopoulos to Host FNO Extravaganza at The Shoppes at The Palazzo Las Vegas
On Thursday, Sept. 6, The Shoppes at The Palazzo will host a not-to-be-missed Fashion's Night Out fete. George Kotsiopoulos, fashion expert, celebrity stylist and co-host of E!'s "Fashion Police," will headline the chic celebration for fashionistas everywhere. The public event is from 6 to 8 p.m. near the Chloe rotunda at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. MarketWire Doubles in First Half of 2012 as Demand for Cloud Accounting, PSA and Media Apps Increases, the cloud applications company, today announced continued strong revenue growth in the first half of 2012.'s monthly revenue run rate in June 2012 grew more than 100% compared to June 2011. FinancialForce MarketWire

Axios Receives First Purchase Order From Ongweoweh Corporation
Axios Mobile Assets Corporation (CNSX: AXA) today received a purchase order for the first 20 percent of Axios' first year requirements as part of a blanket order for its recently announced five-year $300 million (USD) contract with Ongweoweh Corporation MarketWire

Several Additional Colleges Choose Heartland Payment Systems(R) for Electronic Financial Aid Disbursement Services
Fresh off eliminating three separate fees from its Acceluraid™ electronic financial aid disbursement solution, Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY) Campus Solutions division has been awarded contracts by four colleges, totaling seven campuses, to manage financial aid disbursement and refund management with Acceluraid. MarketWire

Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC Warns Dialysis Patients About Heart Attack Risks Associated With Recall of Fresenius Medical Care's Dialysis Drugs
Kelley Bernheim Dolinsky, LLC, national consumer safety law firm specializing in product liability litigation -- -- is alerting dialysis patients of the FDA's Class I Recall -- the most serious -- for dialysis drugs GranuFlo and NaturaLyte manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care, headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. MarketWire

China Carbon Graphite Inc. Releases Second Quarter 2012 Results
China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CHGI) (PINKSHEETS: CHGI) ("China Carbon" or the "Company"), the largest wholesale supplier of fine-grain and high-purity graphite in China and one of the nation's top manufacturers of carbon and graphite products, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Sunshine Heart Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock
Sunshine Heart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSH) (ASX: SHC) announced today the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 2,875,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $7.00 per share. The net proceeds from the sale of shares by Sunshine Heart, after underwriting discounts and other offering expenses, total approximately $18.0 million. MarketWire

Bergio International Announces Profitable 2nd Quarter Results
Bergio International, Inc. (OTCQB: BRGO) (PINKSHEETS: BRGO) ("Bergio" or the "Company") announced a profitable second quarter result ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

VLCCF - Presentation Q2 2012
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (VLCCF)advises that a presentation of its secondquarter 2012 results, that were released August 15, 2012, is available ontheCompany's website at and in the linkenclosed. MarketWire

SilverSun Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SSNT) (OTCQB: SSNT), a preferred source for best-of-breed business management applications and professional consulting services, today reported its second quarter financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Pet Cafe Food Truck Lands at Chicago Air and Water Show
To bring the food truck craze to hungry pets everywhere, Science Diet® Ideal Balance™ is touring the country on a Pet Café Food Truck to deliver mouth-watering samples and memorable experiences to pets and their owners. MarketWire

Insphere Insurance Solutions: Health Insurance Providers Can Offer Surprising Benefits
FOX Business reports that numerous health insurance policyholders are unaware of some of the benefits their policies provide. Insphere Insurance Solutions®, an agent-based insurance distribution company, explains that this is precisely why consumers should turn to a local agent when evaluating and purchasing an insurance plan. MarketWire

Rising Tides Entertainment Announces Tides of War: Gettysburg (C)
Rising Tides Entertainment, Inc. has created Tides of War: Gettysburg ©, a board game with a smartphone/computer app and 172 pewter miniatures. The game is in the final three days of its launch on Kickstarter at: MarketWire

Orlando Veteran Hopes Donors Will 'Boost a Hero,' Help Her Buy a Kitchen Solvers Franchise
After two decades in the Navy, Evette Soto of Orlando is trying to achieve her dream of business ownership. She has the business picked out: Kitchen Solvers, a kitchen cabinet refacing and kitchen remodeling franchise. She has an interior design degree. She just needs startup capital. MarketWire

StillSecure's Safe Access(R) Network Access Control Solution Provides Total IAV Integration
StillSecure®, a leading managed security services provider and certified compliance company, today announced a fully-integrated Information Assurance Vulnerability (IAV) solution for Department of Defense (DoD) organizations via its award-winning NAC solution, Safe Access®. MarketWire

The Virtualization Practice to Present at VMware's VMworld 2012
Today The Virtualization Practice, an industry analyst firm that provides unique analysis, commentary and resources on Virtualization and Cloud Computing, announced that Bernd Harzog will present on Moving from Reactive to Predictive Performance and Systems Management at 9:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at VMworld. MarketWire

Verific Design Automation's Industry-Standard SystemVerilog, VHDL Parsers Linked With Aldec's Hardware Emulation Solution
Verific Design Automation today announced it licensed its industry-standard, IEEE-compliant SystemVerilog and VHDL platform to Aldec, Inc., a global leader in electronic design verification, to be included into its Hardware Emulation Solution (HES™). MarketWire

Multiple "Divine Appointments" Led the Way for Christian Youth to Publish His First Book at Age 19
December 2011 in Orlando, Florida, at Joel Osteen's "Night of Hope" event, Mark Metzger, an 18-year-old Christian youth from Tonawanda, New York, literally ran into one of his heroes who would play an important role in his life MarketWire

Openet and Huawei Announce Mobile Broadband Research Partnership for Huawei's mLAB
Openet, a global leader of high performance transaction management software for network operators, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore opportunities within the growing telecommunications market MarketWire

Trevali Arranges $10-Million Bridge Credit Facility
Trevali Mining Corporation ("Trevali" or the "Company") (TSX: TV)(TSX: TV.WT)(OTCQX: TREVF)(LMA: TV)(FRANKFURT: 4TI) announces that it has entered into $10-million bridge-loan credit facility agreement with Sprott Resource Lending Partnership ("Sprott"). MarketWire

Bechtel Teams With Ocean Exploration Trust to Advance STEM Education
Bechtel announced today the company is sponsoring nine teachers and five students participating in a pair of 2012 Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) programs that promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education to a global audience MarketWire

Independent Artists, Nonprofits Benefit From New E-Commerce Site, a new e-commerce website dedicated to supporting independent artists and nonprofits, has launched this week. The one-of-a-kind retail site offers apparel items featuring designs created by a number of independent artists. For every apparel item sold on the site, the artist receives a stipend and an equivalent donation is also made to charity. MarketWire

Con-way Freight Named 2012 Air/LTL Partner of the Year by Toyota North American Parts
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that it has been named by Toyota Motor Sales North American Parts Operations as its 2012 Air/LTL Carrier of the Year. MarketWire

BullTrade "Stock Alerts" -- The Closest to a "Sure Thing" in Investing -- 37 of 38 Picks Are Winners in 2012
Amidst the volatile world markets, stock traders search for a steady and consistent helping hand. Since the beginning of the year, the Special Membership has closed out 37 winners and one loser. Traders have praised these "Stock Alerts" for over 14 years while the performance record has spoken volumes MarketWire

Carew International Announces Launch of Carew On-Demand(TM)
Carew International, a leading provider of professional sales training and development programs, has announced plans to launch Carew On-Demand™, the organization's new and upgraded online professional development community MarketWire

Dynamic Air Quality Solutions Announces Alliance With Thybar Corporation to Provide Factory-Installed Dynamic Air Cleaners
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance indoor air quality products, today announced its alliance with Thybar Corporation to provide factory installations of Dynamic Air Cleaners. MarketWire

Image Metrics Unleashes the Groundbreaking Live Driver Technology to Mobile App Developers
Mobile app developers can celebrate: Image Metrics, a pioneer in the field of computer vision with numerous patents held in facial recognition, analysis and animation technologies, today announced the release of its groundbreaking Live Driver technology for mobile app developers building on iOS. MarketWire

Rocket Lawyer Research Uncovers What Small Business Owners Are Thinking About at Mid-Year: The Economy, Election and Legal Pitfalls
Small businesses may be coming to the economy's rescue. A new Rocket Lawyer survey shows that more than one in three small businesses plan to hire in the next six months. This good news comes while large corporations like RIM and HP have slashed thousands of jobs, and May had the highest number of layoffs since July 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. MarketWire

CopperEgg Announces Support for HP Cloud and Joins HP Cloud Partner Program
CopperEgg, Corp., a cloud monitoring and analytics company, today announced support for HP Cloud Services, enabling HP Cloud customers to monitor HP Cloud Compute server instances via the CopperEgg RevealCloud service MarketWire

Jane Goodall Special Guest of Honor at Tarzan Centennial Celebration -- Warner Center Marriott Hotel, August 18, 2012
At the invitation of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Dr. Jane Goodall will be a special guest of honor at the Tarzan Centennial Celebration banquet, just blocks from a city named after the famous ape-man MarketWire

Enterprise Holdings' Sustainability Efforts Win Project ICARUS Gold Medal From Global Business Travel Association Foundation
Enterprise Holdings, owner and operator of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, announced today that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation has honored the company with its Project ICARUS sustainability Gold Medal. InterContinental Hotels Group and Symantec also received Gold Medals at GBTA's annual convention in Boston. MarketWire

Hopper Announces $12 Million Funding Round Led by OMERS Ventures
Today Hopper, the company bringing inspiration back to travel planning, announces a $12 million investment round led by OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension funds. Other participants in this round include Brightspark Ventures and Atlas Venture. MarketWire

Grey's Anatomy(TM) Professional Wear by Barco Signature Series Brings Professional Polish
Barco Uniforms®, an acclaimed leader in the uniform industry, unveiled its striking new Grey's Anatomy™ Professional Wear by Barco Signature Series MarketWire

9th Annual International Business Awards Announces Honorees From Across the Globe
Organizations and individuals in more than 40 nations have been announced as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award winners in The Ninth Annual International Business Awards, the world's only international, all-encompassing business awards program. MarketWire

Aberdeen Publishes Financial Management/GRC, Retail/Consumer Markets, HCM, and IT Security Research
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Financial Management & GRC, Retail & Consumer Markets, Human Capital Management, and IT Security research practices. MarketWire

Homeowners' Bold Pool Designs Mark Poolscape Renaissance, Reports Pentair Aquatic Systems' Poolfyi
Homeowners committed to the pool lifestyle this summer are fueling a poolscape renaissance as they push designers and builders across the country to create custom outdoor living spaces with resort-like amenities around their pools, according to Pentair Aquatic Systems and its social community, Poolfyi. MarketWire

Robert F. Hart Assumes the Role of Division Manager
Hunt Construction Group, Inc. is proud to announce that Robert Hart has assumed the role of Executive Vice President & Division Manager for the West. Hart has transitioned into his new role under the guidance of Michael J. Gausden. MarketWire

One World Direct Holdings Inc. (Compass Biotechnology Inc. Cobi) Signs Marketing Agreement for the Philippines and Opens Offices in Manila
1 World Direct US Inc., the newly acquired wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Biotechnologies Inc. (PINKSHEETS: COBI); One World Direct Holdings Inc. has today signed a Marketing agreement with Welverz Inc. and will be opening offices at Unit 1001 Atlanta Centre, Annapolis St., San Juan City, Metro Manila 1502 Philippines MarketWire

Mark Drusch Joins Fareportal Executive Board
Fareportal, an online technology company providing web-based portals and management tools for the travel industry, announces today that Mark Drusch has joined the team as the new Chief Supply Relations Officer. Drusch brings to Fareportal 20 years of experience in executive airline roles and nearly 10 years in building online research and advertising businesses. MarketWire

New IPO Crowdfunding Strategy Guarantees No Favoritism; IPO Village Launches Website Dedicated to Crowdfunding Nasdaq IPOs
IPO Village launches website to offer crowdfunding of Nasdaq IPOs. Without prejudice or favoritism, retail investors can sign up for upcoming IPOs. Any small investor can participate in the next ground floor IPO investment opportunity. This new IPO strategy guarantees no favoritism. Shareholders receive free trading stock, liquidity and a clear exit strategy for investors. MarketWire

WANdisco Announces Release of Apache Subversion 1.7.6
WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, and a corporate contributor to the Subversion project, has announced that a new release of the world's most popular open source version control system, Subversion 1.7.6, is now available. Apache Subversion 1.7 MarketWire

Super 8 Hotels Giving Away New Ford Escape, Free Weekend Getaways
Travelers looking to sneak in one last trip this summer have a chance to hit the road in style thanks to the Super 8® hotel brand and its "GR8 Escape" Sweepstakes, which offers prizes ranging from free weekend getaways to a new 2013 Ford Escape SE. MarketWire

Trustwave Reports 148 Percent Growth in Managed Security Services
Trustwave, a leading provider of cloud-based compliance and information security solutions, today reported that its managed security services sales grew 148 percent from the first half in 2011 to the first half of 2012. This record growth brings the number of Trustwave Managed Security Services customers to approximately 2,800. MarketWire

Corel Announces New CorelDRAW Membership Program
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Advisors Who Aggressively Transition to Fee-based Business See Better Results According to New PriceMetrix Insights Report
Editors Note: There are charts (Figure 1 and Figure 2) associated with this Press Release. MarketWire

AirTouch(R) Provides Shareholder Update
AirTouch® Communications (OTCQB: ATCH) (OTCBB: ATCH) (, a supplier of innovative wireless telecommunications devices, is today providing a shareholder update. MarketWire

ISI Announces Deal With Netformx
ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc MarketWire

ORION DHC, Inc. Common Shares Begin Trading Today - Opening Its Door to the U.S. Capital Markets
Orion Diversified Holding Co., Inc. (PINKSHEETS: OODHA), a 2008 United States holding company heavily steeped in Benjamin Graham style value investing principles, is pleased to announce its shares will be trading publicly today August 15th, 2012 at 9:30am EDT. MarketWire

SDRL - Seadrill Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
Seadrill is scheduled to release itssecondquarter 2012 results on Monday August 27, 2012. MarketWire

SEI Survey: Advisors Start to Realize the Business Benefits of Social Media
Despite the fact that most advisors are only beginning to understand how to most effectively use social media, some are already reaping real business benefits from it according to an SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) Quick Poll released today. While nearly 80 percent of advisors surveyed said they have some business presence on social media, more than half (56 percent) said they were only "tiptoeing into it MarketWire

Nationally Recognized Wealth Manager Ed Butowsky Sees Misleading Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a Core Catalyst for Increasing Overreliance on Government Entitlement Programs
Chapwood Investments is pleased to release the second quarter results of the Chapwood Index (, a real cost of living index that attempts to show, on a quarterly basis, a more accurate figure for cost of living increases in the nation's top 50 major metropolitan areas. MarketWire

Parametric Sound Corporation to Present at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference August 28, 2012
Parametric Sound Corporation (NASDAQ: PAMT) today announced that Kenneth F. Potashner, executive chairman will present at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. The conference is being held at the University of Chicago's Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois. Parametric Sounds' presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:55 p.m. CDT (2:55 p.m. EDT). MarketWire

CommerceTel Announces Record Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
CommerceTel Corporation (OTCBB: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, announced today record second quarter revenue, gross profit and reduced operating losses for the three month period ending June 30th, 2012. MarketWire

YPolitic Launches Politically Driven Social Network
YPolitic ( today announced the official launch of its new online social network which enables users to share their political views and interact directly with their local and national politicians while providing them with the latest political news. MarketWire

Dr. Anthony G. Sclar Offers Dental Implant Complications Seminar in Four Cities
Dr. Anthony G. Sclar will provide a one-day continuing dental education seminar for specialists and general dentists, covering how to avoid, identify and treat a wide range of complications related to dental implant surgery, adjunctive grafting procedures and implant prosthetics MarketWire

Alteva Announces Winner of a Complete Business Communications Makeover in Its "My Phone Stinks" Contest
Alteva, a leading cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solution provider and subsidiary of Warwick Valley Telephone Company (NASDAQ: WWVY) (referred to as WVT Communications Group), today announced the winner of its My Phone Stinks contest. Freedman Consulting, Inc MarketWire

SEOmoz Buys Followerwonk in Friendliest Acquisition Ever
SEOmoz, the industry's most popular provider of search engine and social optimization software, today announced the acquisition of Twitter analytics company Followerwonk in a recently finalized deal. The acquisition caps off a killer quarter for Moz, which received $18 million in Series B funding from Foundry Group and Ignition Partners in early May. MarketWire

Tix Corporation Reports Second Quarter and First Six Months 2012 Results
Tix Corporation (the "Company") (OTCQX: TIXC) (PINKSHEETS: TIXC), a leading provider of discount ticketing services, today reported results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Google Product Alum Joe Wolf Joins FreeMonee as Vice President of Product as Gift Network Scales to Reach Hundreds of Millions of Consumers
FreeMonee Network, the world's first and only provider of consumer gift incentives, today announced that Joe Wolf, former Google product manager of Google+ Local, has joined the company as vice president of product MarketWire

Survey Reveals Inadequacies in Monetizing Facebook Apps and Mobile Apps
According to a new survey conducted online in July 2012 by Harris Interactive on behalf of MediaBrix, only 28% of Facebook app users(1) prefer to see standard banner ads in Facebook apps and 72% prefer to see immersive and interactive ad units MarketWire

VLCCF - Second Quarter 2012 and Six Months Results
HIGHLIGHTS * Knightsbridge reports a net loss of $3.3 million and a loss per share of $0.13 for the second quarter of 2012. * The net loss of $3.3 million includes a loss of $5.1 million resulting from the termination of the Golden Zhejiang time charter and loss provisions for unpaid charter hire of $5.6 million. * Knightsbridge reports EBITDA of $3 MarketWire

F3's Fargotube Signs Deal to Bring Premium Label Content to Fargotube
F3 Technologies, Inc.'s (PINKSHEETS: FTCH) entertainment social network platform, Fargotube, ( is pleased to announce that it has signed its largest music distribution agreement to date with current partner MediaNet. MarketWire

Sunshine Biopharma Announces Submission of an Adva-27a Manuscript for Publication in a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal
Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCBB: SBFM), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, today announced that it has submitted a manuscript detailing Adva-27a preclinical research results for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal MarketWire

Vietnam-Based HP.ITA JSC Merges With HP.ITA Corporation to Go Public in the U.S. Stock Market
HP.ITA Corporation, a Nevada corporation, announced today that the Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Vietnam-based HP.ITA Joint Stock Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phanet Holding Corp MarketWire

University General Health System Reports Quarterly Net Income of $5.1 Million on 63% Revenue Increase
University General Health System, Inc. (OTCQB: UGHS) (PINKSHEETS: UGHS), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health delivery system, today announced significantly improved operating results for the second quarter and first half of 2012. The Company will host an investor conference call at 11:15 a.m MarketWire

Salamon Group (SLMU) Announces DayStar Technologies' (DSTI) Intention to Commence Tender Offer per the Following Release
DayStar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSTI) today announced its intention to commence a tender offer to the shareholders of Salamon Group, Inc. (OTCQB: SLMU) (PINKSHEETS: SLMU) to acquire at least 50.1% of Salamon's outstanding shares of common stock. DayStar intends currently to offer one (1) share of common stock of DayStar for each six (6) shares of common stock of the Salamon Group, Inc MarketWire

Wave Launches Cloud-Based Management for Self-Encrypting Drives
Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) today launched Wave Cloud, a cloud-based service for enterprise-wide management of self-encrypting drives (SEDs) MarketWire

Ingen Technologies Inc. Signs LOI to Acquire SomaLife Consulting LLC
Ingen Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IGNT), an emerging medical device manufacturer with proprietary medical products for the growing $4 billion respiratory markets, announced today that the company has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire SomaLife Consulting LLC. MarketWire

Hard Dollar Releases V12 of HD Software to Close the Gap Between Estimating and Accounting
Hard Dollar, the creator of project cost management (PCM) software for capital and asset-intensive projects, announces today the release of HD V12. Customers and partners helped shape the numerous enhancements to this new version that empower users to quickly and easily explore numerous project scenarios and have clear, upfront visibility into the cost before even getting started MarketWire

Cancer Research Group Modernizes Their Virtual Backup and Recovery With Symantec's Backup Exec 2012
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that the Gynecological Oncology Group's Statistical and Data Center (GOG SDC), one of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) funded cooperative cancer research groups, now has 30 times more backup capacity efficiency and combined protection across physical and virtual environments MarketWire

PCS Announces Record Breaking Second Quarter Robotics Sales
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTCBB: PCSV), a leading provider of K-16 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced record sales on robotics program purchase orders received since July 1, the beginning of Q2 for PCS Edventures MarketWire

Back-to-School Shopping Goes Mobile, Social With Wrapp
Wrapp, the new social gifting app that lets you give your Facebook friends free gift cards from leading retailers, today announced the addition of new merchant partners targeting back-to-school shopping, which is projected to increase 14 percent this year, according to an annual survey conducted for the National Retail Federation (NRF). MarketWire

YottaMark Receives $24 Million in Funding for Leading Food Traceability Solution
YottaMark Inc., provider of HarvestMark, the industry-leading fresh food traceability and insights platform, today announced the closing of a $24 million Series D growth round. The round was led by Westbury Partners, and includes new investor Fairhaven Capital, as well as participation from prior investors ATA Ventures, Thomvest Ventures and Granite Ventures MarketWire

NSS Labs Tests Top Consumer Anti-Virus Products for Protection Against New Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities
NSS Labs, Inc MarketWire

Connectivity Wireless Adds 6.5 Million Square Feet of In-Building Wireless Coverage and Capacity in RNC and DNC Markets
Connectivity Wireless Solutions, a nationwide leader in in-building wireless solutions, today announced the deployment of additional distributed antenna system (DAS) networks to expand in-building wireless capacity and coverage to 6 MarketWire

Lantronix to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Results on August 29, 2012
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions, today announced that the company will report financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2012 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 after market close. MarketWire

Connotate Establishes London Office to Accelerate Global Outreach
Connotate, the leading provider of solutions that help organizations automate data collection from the Web, today announced the opening of a London office to serve as the center of its European operations. MarketWire

Altitude Infrastructure Extends Partnership With Proxim Wireless for High Capacity Wireless Deployments
Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of complete outdoor wireless backhaul systems, today announced the extension of its partnership with Altitude Infrastructure, a leader in the regional digital development throughout France. MarketWire

ViaWest Is Official Partner for 2012 USA Pro Challenge

BIO-key(R) International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions and advanced mobile identification technology, yesterday reported financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Heller Consulting Launches Free Online Resource for the Nonprofit Sector
Heller Consulting -- a consulting firm that helps nonprofit organizations streamline their operations and maximize their use of software for fundraising and mission management -- today announced a new resource for the nonprofit sector called The Connected Cause MarketWire

Ontario Technology Corridor's Deep Talent and Aggressive Tax Credits Points Gaming Firms to Canada's Tech Heartland
gamescom 2012 -- It isn't Canadian politeness, the love of hockey or winter weather envy attracting gaming and digital media companies around the world to the Ontario Technology Corridor. They are attracted to the Province of Ontario's "game on" approach to tax incentives and Canada's overall financial stability MarketWire

Nokia comments on S&P's credit rating announcement
Timo Ihamuotila, Nokia's Executive VicePresident and CFO,comments on today's rating decision from Standard & Poor's: MarketWire

Pure Storage Receives $40M Cash Infusion to Accelerate Explosive Growth, Initiate European Expansion
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage array company, today announced that it has closed an oversubscribed $40 million Series D funding round led by Index Ventures' Senior Partner Mike Volpi; existing investors Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures also contributed to the round MarketWire

TASER Receives Significant International Order
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced a significant international order for 60,000 TASER® cartridges and 6,900 digital power magazines totalling more than $US 1.47 million. MarketWire

Internet Experts Call for Broad Reinforcement of Passwords With Two-Factor Authentication
IT and Internet industry experts are increasingly calling for two-factor authentication to replace weak password security as each passing week brings more high profile data breach incidents: MarketWire

DEMO Fall 2012 Announces Keynote Speaker, Inventor and Futurist, Ray Kurzweil
The DEMO Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative and disruptive technologies in the industry, today announced its keynote speaker, world renowned futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil. The conference also announced the first round of industry sage panelists for DEMO Fall 2012 MarketWire

Germany's MEDIA BROADCAST Deploys Signiant Software to Power Secure, High-Speed Media File Transfer Service
Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that MEDIA BROADCAST has introduced a new high-speed file transfer service for its broadcast and production customers based on Signiant's Managers+Agents™ software MarketWire

New Jersey's Wildwood Convention Center Goes Solar With Eoplly Modules
Eoplly New Energy Technology Co., a designer and manufacturer of solar products, announced the completion of a 474kW roof-top PV system using Eoplly 285W Poly-Si Modules at the Wildwood Convention Center in Wildwood, NJ. This project was developed by Tioga Energy, a leading solar project developer based in San Francisco, and financed by Energy Finance Company, based in Manhattan Beach, CA. MarketWire

Seniors Helping Seniors of Northern Colorado Provides Resources to Community, Helps Teach Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes
Seniors Helping Seniors of Northern Colorado is pleased to announce that they are assisting with the planning and instruction of an upcoming session of Powerful Tools for Caregivers series of classes in the northern Colorado area. All individuals looking to learn more about at home care for their family and friends are encouraged to look into Powerful Tools for Caregivers MarketWire

ATDynamics to Host Press Conference and Demonstrate Fuel Saving Aerodynamics Technologies at Great American Trucking Show
ATDynamics, the leading global supplier of tractor-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technologies, today announced its plans and participation for the upcoming Great American Trucking Show (GATS). At the show, ATDynamics will demonstrate its fuel saving TrailerTail® aerodynamic technology for today's modern tractor-trailers in Booth #10018 MarketWire

Cobra Showcases Latest Innovations on West Coast Stop at gdgt Live Seattle
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), a leading designer and marketer of award-winning mobile and consumer electronics, today announced its sponsorship and plans for this evening's gdgt Live Seattle consumer electronics showcase. The event is free of charge and open to the public, and takes place tomorrow, August 16th, at the Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Avenue South, from 7:00 p.m MarketWire

uTest Acquires Mobile App Tool Company, Apphance, in Seven-Figure Deal
uTest, the world's leading provider of in-the-wild software testing services, today announced it has acquired mobile app quality tools company, Apphance, from its parent company, Polidea, in a seven-figure deal. MarketWire

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide Named a Finalist in Two Categories at the 2012 PM360 Trailblazer Awards
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather (www.ogilvy MarketWire

TTR Launches the First Ever Software as a Services ("SaaS") & ASP Sourcing Rules & Answers
TTR, the industry leader in providing accurate, current, supported and easy to find sales and use tax answers, has just announced the release of SaaS & ASP Sourcing Rules & Answers. MarketWire

Metso's financial information in 2013
Metso's financial information in 2013 Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on August 15, 2012 at 1.15 p.m MarketWire

Food and Beverage Industry Spending Near $1.2 Billion in the Carolinas, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Plans for capital spending at food and beverage manufacturing and distribution sites located in North Carolina and South Carolina are showing a robust $1.2 billion. However, the bulk of planned project activity falls on the northern side of the two states MarketWire

ValueVision Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2012 Results
ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVTV), a multichannel electronic retailer operating as ShopNBC (, today announced operating results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter (Q2'12) ended July 28, 2012. The Company will host an investor conference call/webcast today at 11am ET, details below. MarketWire

Generator Outage Intelligence Enhances Predictive Value of Versify Software, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Versify Solutions announces the launch of V-Trader® SmartStat®, leveraging IIR Energy's PowerCast Live to offer the most robust predictive analytics product in the industry. MarketWire

IGSM Group Enthusiastically Embarks on Entertaining Biotech Acquisition Candidates to Meet the Company's Strict Criteria and Business Strategy
IGSM GROUP INC. (PINKSHEETS: IGSM) announced today the IGSM Group advisors and management have been engaging in early-stage discussions about a possible acquisition of a company that has presented itself as having profit potential and synergy. MarketWire

3M Tape Manufacturing: Made in America & Supporting Electrical Training, a Feature of "Industry Today" on
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Ask just about anyone if they've heard of Scotch Tape, and their answer is likely to be "yes." The 3M brand is as American as it gets, like Ford or Coca-Cola. It's so strong that during a recent focus group study, electricians said that Scotch vinyl electrical tapes were their only choice MarketWire

Tesla Motors Announces Canadian Pricing for Model S
Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) today announced pricing for Model S in Canada. Canadian customers can choose from one of three battery pack sizes, with the base 40 kWh battery pack Model S starting at $64,500 Canadian dollars (CAD) before provincial tax rebates, as may be available. Model S with the 60 kWh battery pack and 85 kWh battery pack will start at $75,200 and $85,900 CAD respectively. MarketWire

Eco-Safe Signs Contracts With Two More Seafood Processors
Eco-Safe Systems USA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ESFS) is pleased to announce two new lease contracts with Seafood Processors. MarketWire

xG Technology Supports Findings in New PCAST Study
The wireless communication industry has found itself increasingly transfixed on a single, looming problem -- namely, the pending shortfall of spectrum space, which could potentially prove disastrous for the entire industry. According to a recent government report, however, the concerns over a spectrum shortage are grossly overstated MarketWire

Securiport Advocates Proactive Immigration Control Systems
In the years since the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks, the nature of airport security has changed dramatically, both in the U.S. and internationally. For some frequent travelers, these enhanced security measures are frustrating and time-consuming. For others, they are recognized as being necessary to maintain security and safety for all MarketWire

Nature's One Applauds Efforts to Improve Health of School Lunches
The debate over the health of school lunches has raged for many years. Finally, the Department of Agriculture has improved standards regarding school meals. Largely led by first lady Michelle Obama, as well as Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the updates in federal nutrition standards are expected to improve the health of America's youth MarketWire

Dennis Bucko: New Study Refutes Common Misconceptions About Liposuction
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that has proven highly popular among men and women looking to achieve a slimmer appearance. Dennis Bucko, plastic surgeon, knows that people are curious about how such a procedure will affect their bodies. Unfortunately, misconceptions about this particular operation abound MarketWire Observes Unemployment Spike, Creates New Job Opportunities
Since February 2009, the unemployment rate in America has remained at or above eight percent, leaving many citizens to worry about their own financial confidence. For those who are still employed, the continuing statistics strike widespread fears regarding job security in a variety of industries MarketWire

Vanguard Energy Corporation Announces Expanded Drilling Program and Quarterly Financial Results
Vanguard Energy Corporation (OTCQX: VNGE) (PINKSHEETS: VNGE), an oil development and production company, today announced an expanded drilling program and results of operations for its Fiscal Year 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Yubico and LastPass Provide Secure Password Management for Enterprise
To meet the growing need for online identity protection, Yubico, the leading provider of easy and secure login technology, has expanded its collaboration with the popular password manager LastPass. Successfully proven with consumers, the LastPass Enterprise offering bundled with the YubiKey is now available on the Yubico web store. MarketWire

FriendCaller's Social Communication App Now Available for Apple iOS Devices
C2Call GmbH, developer of FriendCaller, the world's first app to support free mobile video chat services across Apple iOS devices including iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™, Android™-based smart phones and tablets, and the FriendCaller Web Phone, today announced that the FriendCaller Social Communication app is now available for Apple iOS devices. MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor to Present at Jefferies Semiconductor & Hardware Corporate Access Summit
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it is scheduled to present at Jefferies Semiconductor & Hardware Corporate Access Summit on Tuesday, August 28 at the InterContinental Hotel, Chicago. Darin G. Billerbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Bedewi, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting MarketWire

OSU Plastic Surgeons on Importance of Exercise Post-Surgery
Many people choose to undergo cosmetic procedures in order to obtain a certain desired look or feel. However, the actions people take after a procedure is often what ensures optimum health, and whether or not the results will last. Columbus plastic surgeons of The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery say exercise is essential to staying healthy following any cosmetic procedure MarketWire

Cosmetic Dentist in Connecticut Discusses Benefits of Zoom!(R) Teeth Whitening
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, virtually all Americans (99.7%) believe a healthy, white smile is an important social asset. Professional teeth whitening procedures are an effective way to help improve smiles by reducing signs of teeth discoloration and aging MarketWire

Toronto Dentist Focuses on Small Changes to Improve Patient Care and Confidence
According to a recent study by the American Dental Association (ADA), a person's smile outranked eyes, hair, and body as the most important physical feature. With the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) estimating that adults in North America spend $2.75 billion each year on aesthetic dental procedures, Toronto dentist Dr MarketWire

Annapolis Plastic Surgeon on Buttock Augmentation Procedure
Buttock augmentation is popular among patients seeking to enhance the appearance of their backsides. Dr. Marcia V. Ormsby, a plastic surgeon in Annapolis, says if exercise does not seem to work, buttock augmentations can be a great way to tighten as well as add volume to the buttocks MarketWire

Orthodontist in New Jersey Utilizes Innovative Metal Braces System
At his orthodontics practice in New Jersey, Dr. Patrick Cuozzo says he has been employing an advanced technique for straightening teeth that has produced significant results in his patients. As new developments continue to emerge in the field, Dr MarketWire

Judicial Watch Obtains Records Detailing Questionable Expenditures at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) detailing questionable expenses at the agency, including a $479,354 bill for sign language translation services to assist two entry level employees and a "Banking Law Fundamentals" class at George Washington University for the agency's top attorneys MarketWire

Winston Baker's Film Finance Forum Returns to the Zurich Film Festival for the Third Year
Winston Baker, leading global producer of film finance conferences, announces the 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum @ Zurich Film Festival to be presented in association with Variety, the world's leading entertainment news and content provider. MarketWire

Digital Signal Processors (DSP) Market Expected to Grow Steadily Over the Next Five Years has announced the addition of Digital Signal Processors Market, Global Forecast & Analysis (2011-2016) - Focus on Customizable, Embedded, Programmable (FPGA & PLD), Application Specific (ASIC) based DSP Chips, DSP System-on-Chips & Intellectual Property (IP) Markets," to their collection of Devices market reports. For more information, visit http://www MarketWire

FireHost Expands Its Global Business Continuity Solutions
FireHost, the leading secure cloud hosting company, today announces new business continuity choices supported by DYN DNS hosting. DNS hosting extends FireHost's business continuity capabilities beyond high-availability and load balancing solutions MarketWire

All Nippon Airways Co Ld announces Issue of Equity

Longreach Oil & Gas Limited: Q2 Interim Results

New World Gold Corporation Releases Record Six Month Financial Results Ended June 30, 2012
New World Gold Corporation (PINKSHEETS: NWGC), a gold mining company with existing operations in Ecuador and Peru, today released its financial statements for the six (6) months ended June 30, 2012. The financial report was filed and is available on the Pink Sheets. MarketWire

Bloomberg Television and Saxo Capital Markets Tie Up to Launch 'Top 5 Movers'
Saxo Capital Markets, in partnership with Bloomberg Television, will launch a new segment called 'Top 5 Movers', reporting the week's most important movements across multiple asset classes including FX, Commodities, Indices and Equities. Sponsored by Saxo Capital Markets, the segment plans to also feature a list of top five market making personalities for the trading week in Asia. MarketWire

JiWire Unveils the Location Graph(TM)
It's often said that we are creatures of habit and that we tend to travel in the same circles. JiWire, a location-based mobile media company, is using data to show just how close those connections are between our physical location and our behavior. Named the Location Graph, the data provides a unique look at how people's behavior is interconnected with their locations and each other. MarketWire

Payvision Partners with Virtual Piggy
Payvision, independent Payment Solutions Provider specialized in Global Card Processing for the e-Commerce market, is glad to announce its partnership with Virtual Piggy, a highly innovative, California-based technology company which provides parents with Payment Services to safeguard and manage their kids' online spending. MarketWire

First Foundation Bank and Desert Commercial Bank Announce Completion of Their Merger
First Foundation Bank ("FFB") and its parent holding company, First Foundation Inc. ("First Foundation" or "FFI"), and Desert Commercial Bank (DCB) (OTCBB: DCBC), announced that effective today, FFB completed the acquisition of and merger with DCB. Additionally, FFI announced that it has raised approximately $5 million of additional capital at $15 MarketWire

National Investment Banking Association to Showcase Emerging Industry Leaders at 123rd Investment Conference in New York City and David Gourevitch as Guest Speaker
The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) today announced that it will showcase emerging industry leaders at its 123rd Investment Conference to be held in New York City on September 12-14, 2012. David Gourevitch, of The Law Office of David Gourevitch P.C., will be featured as the Keynote Luncheon Speaker on Thursday, September 13 MarketWire

TICC Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock
TICC Capital Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: TICC) announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $9.65 per share for total estimated gross proceeds of $29 million. The closing of the offering is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to take place on August 20, 2012 MarketWire

Invitation to Basware's Capital Markets Day
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, August 15, 2012 at 17:15Invitation to Basware's Capital Markets DayAnalysts and investors are invited to Basware's Capital Markets Day on September 4, 2012 starting at 1 p.m. The venue is the Bulgari Hotel, located in 171 Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom. GlobeNewswire

Life Sciences: Looking for Small Companies That Could Return Tenfold or Greater Multiples to Investors
In an interview with George S. Mack of The Life Sciences Report, BluMont Capital Portfolio Manager Hugh Cleland discusses how the pharmaceuticalizing of nutraceuticals is one of his most successful investing themes. "Reliant Pharmaceuticals pharmaceuticalized fish oil with Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters)," explains Cleland. "Reliant was purchased for $1 GlobeNewswire

Semi-annual report 2012: Invitation to the financial analysts' conference
Nationale Suisse /Semi-annual report 2012: Invitation to the financial analysts' conference . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Statkraft - Release of second quarter results 2012
Statkraft discloses second quarter results 2012 on Wednesday 22 August 2012 at 08:00 AM CET. Material will be available on Statkraft's website and Oslo Stock Exchange GlobeNewswire

Sir Richard Branson to guest-edit all editions of Metro across the globe
Metro International ("Metro"), the international newspaper group, today announced that one of the world's most legendary businessmen, Sir Richard Branson, will be the Global Guest Editor on October 4th, 2012. Sir Richard is the latest in Metro's series of global guest editors, which has previously included pop superstar Lady Gaga and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld. GlobeNewswire

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