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CFA Institute names Paul H. Smith Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Smith to manage operations in Asia Pacific region, support global focus on ethics and integrity Andhra News

BSE ranks among top 3 stock exchanges globally in Index Options
By the number of contracts traded in July 2012. Impressive growth on the back of several initiatives in technology, product innovation and cost efficiencies. Andhra News

TCS gains top slot as India's most valued company
Reliance Industries drops to second position after its share price fell by 1.68 percent Andhra News

GVK receives Federal Environment Clearance for Alpha Coal project and Rail line in Australia
GVK's Alpha Coal Project Gains Federal Government Approval Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Kingsoft Interim Revenue and Profit Up 24% and 20%
Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; SEHK stock code: 03888), a leading developer, distributor and service provider of entertainment software, Internet security service and application software in China, announced its unauditedinterim results for the three and six months ended 30 June 2012 ACN Newswire

Lubrizol Personal Care Enhances Market Focus
ACN Newswire

Pigs Will Fly in Glu Mobile's Ham on the Run!
Pigs Will Fly in Glu Mobile's Ham on the Run! Glu's newest freemium endless runner offers mobile gaming fun for the whole familySan Francisco, Calif. - Aug. 23, 2012 - Glu Mobile Inc ACN Newswire

Glu Mobile Launches Eternity Warriors 2; Sequel to the Popular Freemium Franchise
Glu Mobile Launches Eternity Warriors 2; Sequel to the Popular Freemium Franchise The battle to conquer Udar rages on with stunning visuals, epic melee gameplay, and co-op multiplayerSan Francisco, Calif. - Aug. 23, 2012 - Glu Mobile Inc ACN Newswire

Prana Volume Up on Phase II Trial Updates for Its PBT2 Alzheimer's Candidate
Australian-listed Prana Biotechnology (ASX:PBT)(NASDAQ:PRAN) gave updates today on the company's ongoing Phase II trials for lead compound PBT2, a potential treatment for neurodegenerative diseases Alzheimer's and Huntington's. After a 20% rally yesterday, the stock is giving up some of those gains today and is down 7% in late morning ACN Newswire

OSEA2012 Sees Growth in International Participation
13 international group pavilions will be joining this year's OSEA, occupying 15 per cent more exhibition space compared to its previous edition in 2010.OSEA2012, the international business event of choice for Asia's oil and gas professionals, isgearing up to open its doors from 27-30 November at Marina Bay Sands Singapore ACN Newswire

IBC 2012: Conax repositioning to take a larger share of evolving media market
ACN Newswire

Toyota to Conduct PHV and EV Charger Infrastructure Verification Tests in Japan
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will carry out a series of verification tests in Aichi Prefecture, Japan from November 2012 to March 2013 to assess various practicalities of the widespread deployment of standard chargers(1) for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). The tests will be conducted together with two local governments and 10 businesses(2) ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Aims to Revolutionize Logistics with New "Logifit" Series Solutions
Fujitsu today announced the introduction of its new Logifit series of logistics solutions that seek to revolutionize the logistics industry. Today Fujitsu begins sales in Japan of the first solution in the series, Logifit/LM Butsuryu KPI, a logistics key performance indicator (KPI) software package that improves management through the use of frontline logistics data ACN Newswire

Showa Denko Group to Up LIB Packaging Material Production Capacity
Showa Denko Packaging Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), has decided to increase its production capacity for aluminum laminated films used for packaging lithium ion batteries (LIBs). Specifically, Showa Denko Packaging will expand the production facility at its Hikone Plant in Shiga Prefecture, doubling annual production capacity versus the 2010 level ACN Newswire

ChinaVision Media Announces 2012 Interim Results
ChinaVision Media Group Limited ("ChinaVision" or the "Group", HKSE: 1060) is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 (the "period under review") ACN Newswire

PropThink: New Intermezzo Patent And Orange Book Listing Are Major Positives For Transcept Pharma
Transcept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TSPT) announced after the close yesterday that its newly issued patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,242,131, or the '131 patent) was posted in the FDA's ""Orange Book"", the agency's listing of 'Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations' ACN Newswire

South Korean Heesung Metal Commences Production and Supply of Liquid Crystal Driver IC Plating Solution from Electroplating Engineers of Japan
Electroplating Engineers of Japan Ltd.(*1) (a company of Tanaka Precious Metals, Head office: Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa; President & CEO: Kazumasa Naito; EEJA) today announced that major South Korean chemicals manufacturer Heesung Metal Ltd ACN Newswire

PropThink: Medtronic Earnings Demonstrate Strength, Negative St. Jude Article Could Energize The Stock
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) reported fiscal 1Q 2013 EPS of $0.85, in-line with expectations, with revenues also largely meeting forecasts ($4.01 billion vs. consensus estimate of $4.0 billion) ACN Newswire

Lubrizol Personal and Home Care Enhances Organizational Talent
ACN Newswire

Minerals Technologies Inc. Signs Commercial Agreement with Mondi to Deploy FulFill(TM) E-325 Technology for High-Filler Loading at the Merebank Paper Mill in South Africa
Unique High-Filler Technology Provides Significant Cost Savings in Reduced Fiber Consumption by Increasing PCC Filler Usage ----------NEW YORK, August 22-Minerals Technologies Inc., (NYSE: MTX) announced today that it has signed a commercial agreement with Mondi S.A ACN Newswire

Russell Indexes: Asia Underperformed Europe & US YTD as of 8/21; All Global Regions Positive
The Russell Asia-Pacific Index returned +8.7% year-to-date as of August 21st, relative to a +10.8% return for the Russell Developed Europe Index and a +13.8% return for the Russell 1000® Index for the same time period. MarketWire

Punchline Entertainment Applies to Change Name to Punchline Resources Ltd. -- Introduces New CEO
Punchline Entertainment Inc. (OTCQB: PUNL) (OTCBB: PUNL) ("Punchline" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has made an application to FINRA to change its name to Punchline Resources Ltd. The name change is necessary to more accurately reflect the nature of the Company's new mineral exploration and development focus MarketWire

Burnham Benefits Welcomes New Vice President, Scott Aston
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting and brokerage services, welcomes Scott Aston as its newest vice president, a role that will leverage his extensive knowledge and experience on both the brokerage and carrier sides of the business. MarketWire

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Completes Student Activities and Athletics Center at UC Merced
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. ("McCarthy") recently completed the Student Activities and Athletics Center at the University of California, Merced ("UC Merced"). The new facility, which opens tomorrow, will increase the campus' recreation space by nearly 70 percent and will seek LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. MarketWire

Best Lawyers in America(R) 2013 Recognizes 57 Waller Attorneys
Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to legal excellence in the legal profession, has named 57 Waller attorneys to its 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The list is compiled based on exhaustive national surveys of over 4 million evaluations of lawyers by their professional peers MarketWire

Hangover Joe's Aims to Heal Ailing U.S. Economy
Hangover Joe's Inc.™ (OTCBB: HJOE) -- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that the U.S. economy loses nearly $185 billion from lost productivity due to alcohol-related illness and hangovers. It is also estimated that there are an astonishing 130 million hangovers per month in this country, resulting in absenteeism, diminished work capacity and sick calls MarketWire

Cardero Announces Multiple High-Grade Iron Intersections, Sheini Hills Iron Project, Ghana
Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero" or the "Company") (TSX: CDU)(NYSE MKT: CDY)(NYSE Amex: CDY)(FRANKFURT: CR5) announces receipt of multiple high-grade drill results from Phase I drilling at the Company's Sheini Hills Iron Project in northeastern Ghana MarketWire

iStreamPlanet Named to Inc. Magazine's List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Thanks to significant year-over-year growth, iStreamPlanet, a leading provider of live and on-demand streaming video solutions, has been listed on the "2012 Inc. 5000," Inc. Magazine's prestigious ranking of America's fastest-growing, privately held companies. The company was also ranked among the top 50 media companies on the list. MarketWire

Koss Sales Strengthen Late in Year
Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), the U.S.-based high-fidelity headphone company, has reported its fiscal year end and fourth quarter results for the year ended June 30, 2012. Sales for the fourth quarter were $10,887,685 compared to $10,265,532 for the same three month period one year ago, a 6% increase. Net income decreased to $931,891, compared to $1,787,397 for the fourth quarter last year MarketWire

NKK Switches Names Marty Arch Head of Sales
NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, today announced the appointment of Marty Arch as National Sales Manager for North America. As head of sales, Arch is responsible for the company's sales organization, including field sales, inside sales and customer support MarketWire

Skycore Launches 'Scan to Like' and 'Tap to Like'
Skycore LLC, a leading mobile marketing and mobile commerce platform provider since 2003, has today announced enabling 'Scan to Like' and 'Tap to Like' for brands to add fans at real-world locations using Skycore's mobile marketing platform. MarketWire

Provident Bank Forms Middle Market Team From Acquired Gotham Bank
Provident Bank, a subsidiary of Provident New York Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY), announced today that it formed a new Commercial Banking team from the former Gotham Bank of New York in the New York City Metro Market. This new team will operate out of the midtown Manhattan office and focus on serving legacy Gotham Bank clients as well as growing their middle market and private client base MarketWire

Panera Bread Company Announces New Share Repurchase Program and Termination of Existing Program
Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a new three year share repurchase program of up to $600 million. This new program will replace the existing program which was scheduled to expire on November 16, 2012 and has been terminated by the Board of Directors in connection with approving the new program MarketWire

BigMachines Announces Gold Sponsorship of Dreamforce 2012
BigMachines today announced that it will be a Gold sponsor of's Dreamforce 2012 conference ( The conference will be held on September 18-21, 2012, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. BigMachines will be in booth 1213 in the Cloud Expo. MarketWire

Opinion Leader in Targeted Oncology and Pioneer in Stem Cell Research Join Noble Financial Biotech Investor Conference; Cancer Research Institute Lends Its Support
Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble) will host BIOX, a life sciences investor exposition to be held at the University of Connecticut in Stamford, CT on September 24-25, 2012. In addition, world-renowned Dr. Phil Greenberg from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and Dr. Charles Vacanti from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mark Noble and Dr. Jeffrey Infante will participate at the two-day event. MarketWire

Waterville Valley Returns to Its Roots as New Hampshire's Premier Family Resort
Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire's year-round family mountain resort, is rededicating itself this season to families passionate about wintersports and enjoying the winter experience together. MarketWire

Bexil Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Bexil Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BXLC) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Fisher Communications Promotes David Praga to Vice President
Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in local media innovation, announced today that David Praga has been promoted to Vice President. Praga will continue to serve in his role as General Manager of Fisher's KIMA-TV/KEPR-TV/KUNW-TV/CW9 television stations in Yakima/Tri-Cities, Washington, and KLEW-TV in Lewiston, Idaho. MarketWire

AlliedBarton Security Services Announces Completion of One Millionth EDGE Course
AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, is announcing the completion of one million AlliedBarton EDGE® training courses since 2009. The courses have been completed by AlliedBarton employees at all levels and help to develop skills useful in their everyday work environments. MarketWire

Poll: Obama Losing Support Among Catholics
Between August 15-19 of this year, American Life League commissioned a nationwide telephone survey of 900 self-identified Catholic registered voters. The focus of the survey was Catholic perspectives on the Church and nation. Below are some of the results of the survey. MarketWire

Perceptron, Inc. to Ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell on August 27, 2012
Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP) today announced that Perceptron's Chief Financial Officer, Jack Lowry, will ring the closing bell on NASDAQ on Monday, August 27, 2012 in celebration of its 20th anniversary of being listed on NASDAQ. MarketWire

Eppel Joins New Leaf Brands Board of Directors
David N. Fuselier, Chairman and CEO of New Leaf Brands, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NLEF), announced today that Mr. Edward "Ted" Eppel has been appointed to NLEF's Board of Directors. Mr. Eppel brings more than 35 years of broad consumer packaging experience and is the former President of the Society of Packaging and Handling Engineers MarketWire

Internet Innovation Alliance Calls FCC Special Access Order Premature
Responding to the FCC's Report & Order (R&O) regarding special access released last night, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), a broad-based coalition supporting broadband access and adoption for all Americans, today issued the following statement: MarketWire

Gentle Skin Care for Sensitive Skin: Highlights 5 Potentially Irritating Ingredients to Avoid for Healthy Skin
With the wide variety of beauty products available on the market today, it can be challenging to know which formulas are appropriate for delicate skin. The latest article by Sensitive Skin: 5 Ingredients to Avoid highlights the top five ingredients to avoid when choosing skincare products, in order to maintain a healthy, irritation-free complexion. MarketWire

Tips to Make It a Great School Year
If it seems that your student isn't ready to get back into the school routine, there are several ways to help him or her ease into school mode. MarketWire

Unite 2012: 2012 Unity Awards Winners Revealed
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, announced the winners of the 2012 Unity Awards on August 23rd at the Unite 2012 conference in Amsterdam. MarketWire

Skincare Strategies for Sensitive Skin: Presents Effective Tips for Maintaining a Gentle, Irritation-Free Skin Care Regimen
For people who suffer from sensitive skin, the biggest beauty challenge may be finding products that don't cause dryness or rashes. The latest article by Back to the Basics: A Daily Regimen for Sensitive Skin provides tips to care for even the most sensitive skin using gentle, irritation-free products and a simple yet effective skincare routine. MarketWire

Pure Storage FlashArray, Powered by Samsung Semiconductor's PM830 SSD, Selected as a Best of Show 2012 Award Winner by Flash Memory Summit
Flash Memory Summit 2012 -- Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, announced today that the Pure Storage FlashArray, powered by the Samsung PM830 SSD, was selected by the Flash Memory Summit as a 2012 Best of Show winner for Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application MarketWire

Echopass Corporation Announces Appointment of Brian O'Connell to Board of Directors
Echopass Corporation, the 2011 market share leader in cloud-based contact centers, today announced that Brian O'Connell has been elected to the Echopass Board of Directors. Brian joins the Echopass Board consisting of Vincent Deschamps, Echopass CEO and Chairman, Ronald Kase of NEA, John Balen of Canaan Partners and Bruce Pollack of Financial Executive Solutions. MarketWire

Asia Unleashed: Regional Travel Market in the Throes of Transformation
Sweeping changes in Asia Pacific (APAC) are remaking the region's travel marketplace -- and fueling sustained rapid growth of the online channel. According to a forthcoming report from travel industry research authority PhoCusWright, "Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition" (www.phocuswright MarketWire

Oven Maintenance and Repair Tips
At American Home Shield, we want you to worry less about your home's appliances. So, in addition to offering valuable but affordable home protection plans, we also want to provide you with some advice about keeping your appliances in great condition MarketWire

Sonor Investments Limited Reports Second Quarter Financial Results
Sonor Investments Limited (TSX VENTURE: SNI.PR.A) today reported its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Closes $12.7 Million in NMTC Financing for New Manufacturing Facility and Critically-Needed Programs
National New Markets Fund, LLC has closed its latest NMTC (New Markets Tax Credit) project in the San Antonio area with a $12.7 million allocation for San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind (SALB) MarketWire

Monarch Casino & Resort Receives Interactive Gaming License
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI) ("Monarch" or the "Company"), owner of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (the "Atlantis") in Reno, Nevada, and the Riviera Black Hawk Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, today announced that the Nevada State Gaming Commission (the "Commission") approved the application of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc MarketWire

Start-Up Community and Universities Across the Country Embrace Readyforce Hacker Tour 2012
Readyforce is announcing tremendous support and momentum for Hacker Tour 2012, making news earlier this month. The college recruitment tour for tech companies is rapidly expanding with new sponsors from throughout the country's tech community. MarketWire

TICC Announces Closing of CLO Transaction
TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TICC) announced today that on August 23, 2012 it closed a $160 million collateralized loan obligation (CLO) transaction. The secured and subordinated notes of the CLO were issued by a newly formed special purpose vehicle that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TICC. TICC presently owns all of the subordinated notes and $3 MarketWire

eGroup Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies
Inc. magazine today ranked eGroup No. 3043 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. eGroup is the Southeast's leading provider of cloud, application and end-user computing services. According to the data, eGroup ranks as the largest South Carolina-based IT Services provider to be represented on the list. MarketWire

H&R Block Announces 200th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share, payable October 1, 2012, to shareholders of record as of September 14, 2012. This declaration marks the 50th anniversary of H&R Block's first dividend payment and represents its 200th consecutive quarterly dividend since the company went public in 1962. MarketWire

R.D. Olson Development Opens $28 Million Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
R.D. Olson Development and Wynmark Company announce the opening of the 106-room Courtyard by Marriott in Goleta, CA. The $28 million hotel will serve market demand from University of California, Santa Barbara, located one mile south, and meet the needs of local businesses, the region's largest industrial companies and more than 80 local R&D firms. MarketWire

Solvista Gold Announces Expansion of Its Drill Program at Caramanta and Definition of New Drill Target
Solvista Gold Corporation ("Solvista" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SVV)(OTCQX: SVVZF) is pleased to announce that it has defined a new drill target area known as Malabrigo at its Caramanta project, located in the Middle Cauca Belt of Colombia. Additionally the Company has doubled the previously announced 4,000 metre drill program (see press release dated June 4, 2012) to 8,000 metres. MarketWire

MKTG INC Continues Growth With First International Office
Charlie Horsey, Chairman & CEO of marketing services agency MKTG INC, announced today that the company has expanded to London, representing the agency's first office outside the Unites States. MarketWire

Sprouts Farmers Markets Announces Executive Leadership Transition
Sprouts Farmers Markets ("Sprouts") today announced that Shon Boney, who has served as Chief Executive Officer since the company's founding in 2002, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Sprouts. Long-time Sprouts President Doug Sanders will become President and Chief Executive Officer, whereby he will continue to be responsible for all day-to-day aspects of running the business. MarketWire

Pampering Beauty Treatments for Sensitive Skin: Presents 8 Do-It-Yourself Spa Treatments
For people with sensitive skin, finding soothing ways to pamper skin can be challenging. Since so many skincare products include a long list of potentially irritating ingredients, opting for an at-home treatment using simple combinations like honey and yogurt can be a better, safer way to nurture sensitive skin. The latest article by Skincare-News MarketWire

Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer/Lobbyist Appointed Alternate Delegate to 2012 Republican National Convention
Becker & Poliakoff today announced that Nelson Diaz, a shareholder in the firm's Government Law & Lobbying practice group in the Coral Gables office, has been named an Alternate Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, August 27-30. MarketWire

Wreaths Across America and Truckload Carriers Association Join Forces to Honor the Nation's Fallen Heroes
Each year, trucking companies and professional truck drivers donate their tractor-trailers and time to deliver thousands of remembrance wreaths to our nation's military cemeteries on behalf of Wreaths Across America (WAA). Today, WAA and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) announced a new partnership that will further the success of this important mission to honor our fallen heroes. MarketWire

National Business Group on Health Elects Three Board Members
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of 342 mostly large U.S. employers, today announced that it has elected three human resources executives from major corporations to its elite board of directors. The new directors are Barbara Brickmeier, Shawn Leavitt, and Pascale Thomas, MarketWire

Iracore International Inc. Awarded Long-Term Agreement by Shell Canada Energy for Supply of Iracore(R) Lined Pipe to the Oil Sands
Iracore International Inc. (Iracore) announced today the completion of a long-term agreement with Shell Canada Energy (Shell) for the supply of Iracore® lined pipe and fittings for use in the Alberta oil sands MarketWire

MOHELA Gives A+ to Lower Payments and Simpler Process for Borrowers
As a federal loan servicer, the Higher Education Loan Authority of the state of Missouri (MOHELA) is dedicated to informing borrowers it services about repayment options available to them MarketWire

BioNitrogen Corporation Announces a Three-Year Gasification Agreement With PRM Energy Systems, 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 that it has signed a three-year, non-exclusive agreement with PRM Energy Systems, Inc. ("PRME") to build gasification units for its urea plants MarketWire

NeighborWorks America Prepares Students and Families to Go Back to School
As students and their families prepare to go back to school, NeighborWorks America reminds them that NeighborWorks organizations are available year round to serve them and are ready for a new year MarketWire

Wood Partners Under Construction on High-Rise Apartment Community in Downtown Seattle
Wood Partners, the most active multifamily developer in the nation, is set to begin construction on a 27-story, 298-unit high-rise apartment complex at 225 Cedar Street, located on the southwest corner of Cedar and Third Avenue in Seattle's Belltown. MarketWire

UPDATE: Nutanix Complete Cluster Brings SAN-Free Virtualization to Hadoop
Nutanix (, the provider of SAN-Free data center solutions for VMware virtualized workloads, announces a turn-key platform that employs VMware's core virtualization technology and Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) flash for cost effective virtualized Hadoop deployments that demand high IO performance and rapid capacity expansion without the need for a SAN or NAS MarketWire

Alaska Seeing a Resurgence in Mining
In an article published today, Sumitomo Metal Mining, which owns and operates the Pogo gold mine east of Fairbanks Alaska, is focusing on new exploration on "East Deep" gold discovery discovered last year. The new discovery adds an estimated 1.2 million ounces of new gold up from previous reserves of 2.6 million ounces MarketWire

Sage Survey: As General Election Season Takes Off, Taxes and Healthcare Top List of Small Business Concerns
Sage North America announced today the results of a small business owner survey about the issues that are most important for them this general election season. MarketWire

Enterasys Moves to Box for Enterprise-Wide Content Sharing and Collaboration
Box today announced that Enterasys Networks, a division of Siemens Enterprise Communications, has replaced its legacy collaborative tools with Box for enterprise-wide cloud content sharing and collaboration MarketWire

Top Government Websites and Digital Achievements Honored by the Center for Digital Government
e.Republic's Center for Digital Government has announced the 2012 winners of its annual Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards. MarketWire

Popular Viator(R) Tours and Activities App Now Available on iPad
Viator, Inc., a leading resource for researching and booking tours and activities around the world, today announced that the Viator Tours and Activities App is now available on the App Store for iPad. MarketWire

Pizza Patron Begins Expansion Into Chicago Market
Pizza Patrón today announced its expansion plans for the Chicago metro area. In June, Antonio Swad the chain's founder, moved to Chicago to personally oversee the market's development. MarketWire

Mauna Kea Technologies Announces Record 50 Cellvizio(R) Studies Published This Year So Far
Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the endomicroscopy market and developer of Cellvizio® imaging, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced that clinicians have published more than 50 new scientific publications showing Cellvizio's clinical utility already in 2012, equal to the number of studies that were published during all of 2011 MarketWire

Binswanger Brokers Sale of Major Industrial Building in Brockport, New York
On behalf of PetSmart, Inc., Binswanger is pleased to announce the sale of a 328,000 sq. ft. industrial building on approximately 32 acres. The property is located at 1989 Transit Way in Brockport, New York. MarketWire

University General Health System to Present at 2012 Southern California Investor Conference on August 30, 2012
University General Health System, Inc. (OTCQB: UGHS) (PINKSHEETS: UGHS) ("University General" or "the Company"), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health delivery system, today announced that Donald Sapaugh, President, and Michael Griffin, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the 2012 Southern California Investor Conference on August 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PDT) MarketWire

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to Present at 2012 Gateway Conference on September 6th
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMCF), which franchises/operates gourmet chocolate and self-serve frozen yogurt stores and manufactures an extensive line of premium chocolates and other confectionery products, today announced that it will be presenting at the 2012 Gateway Conference, which is being held on September 6, 2012 at the W San Francisco Hotel. MarketWire

Zuora Names Ex-Oracle and Portal Software Veteran Marc Aronson as SVP of Engineering and Technology
News Zuora, the subscription commerce and billing leader, today announced the addition of ex-Portal Software and Oracle executive, Marc Aronson, to its management team as SVP of Engineering and Technology. Aronson will be responsible for product development, engineering, quality and technology operations MarketWire

Vicki Erickson Elected to North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Vicki Erickson has been elected to the board of directors of the North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce. Erickson has been involved with the chamber since 2008, including serving on the Business Education Partnership committee which matches advocates from business and education to collaborate on activities and partnerships to prepare students for the ever-changing world of work. MarketWire

BrightRoll and Datalogix Harness the Power of TV to Capture Viewers Online With DLX|TV Powered by TRA(R)
BrightRoll, the world's largest provider of digital video advertising solutions, and Datalogix, the leader in building purchase-based digital audiences and predictive consumer data models, have partnered to provide advertisers with DLX TV, a solution that enables advertisers to reach audiences at scale online based on known TV viewing behavior. MarketWire

Martini Media's Luxury Brand Advertising 2012 Outlook Study Released
Martini Media, the digital media and content platform for engaging the audience with the most money and influence online, today announced the results of a new study that reveals what luxury brand marketers consider to be the most important factors when investing in online advertising. MarketWire

Monster Media Covers London in DOOH Ad Campaigns to Reach Olympics Spectators
Monster Media, a network operator and designer of award-winning digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising solutions, has announced that it was selected by world-class brands to advertise their products during the London 2012 Olympics using its unique interactive advertising solutions MarketWire

Alteva Receives 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award
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 Alteva Hosted Unified Communications Services has been selected to receive a 2011 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award by TMC. MarketWire

Woodward Selects Loves Park, Illinois to Expand
Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWD) today announced that the company intends to establish a second campus in the greater-Rockford, Illinois area for its Aircraft Turbine Systems business. MarketWire

BIOTRONIK Demonstrates Its Commitment to Heart Failure Solutions With World's First MR Approved CRT Devices at ESC Congress 2012
BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of innovative medical technology, is highlighting its broad, innovative and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) approved implantable heart failure devices at the European Society of Cardiology congress, August 25-29, 2012. MarketWire

Kuno Creative to Introduce Enterprise Inbound Marketing at HubSpot's Inbound 2012
Kuno Creative, a leading inbound marketing agency, will introduce its Enterprise Inbound Marketing Services to attendees at HubSpot's Inbound 2012 Conference in Boston, August 28-30. MarketWire

Global Digitalisation Sets Records: The Sold-Out dmexco 2012 Presents Its Hall Plan
dmexco 2012 sets records in all areas New expo record with over 550 exhibitors from home and abroad Well over 20,000 trade visitors expected Hall plan is online immediately at http://service.dmexco MarketWire

Mind-Boggling 97.4% Success Rate for Stock Alerts in 2012
Among 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

ScreenRetriever Offers Back-to-School Help for Homework, Online Safety
The back-to-school season is a perfect time to help your children establish good homework habits. The lure of the Internet is hard for children to resist; yet it is critical to manage, as its distractions can lead to homework not getting done, bad time management, cyberbullying and more MarketWire

Digital Switching Systems Delivers Flexible and Rugged Gateway Devices
Digital Switching Systems (DSS), a leading provider of rugged open-source keypads and interface devices, has announced the upgrade of its NMEA 2000 gateway product. The PowerGate 2000 now has more flexibility than ever before with configurations for RS232, RS485, CAN (J1939) and NMEA 2000 ports. MarketWire

mPhase to Explore Possibility of Rechargeable Smart NanoBattery
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) said today that it is exploring the capabilities of its Smart NanoBattery to make it rechargeable. The Company believes that subject to the availability of additional capital for Research and Development during the next 12 months, that substantial progress towards a rechargeable version of its Smart NanoBattery can be achieved MarketWire

Sionix Corporation Provides Letter to Its Shareholders
Sionix Corporation (OTCBB: SINX) today provided the following letter to its shareholders from its newly appointed Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors, James W. Alexander. The letter is presented below. MarketWire

'Zumba(R) Fitness Rush 90-day Challenge' on Track to Deliver Life-Changing Results for Two Finalists
Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market and makers of the best-selling Zumba® Fitness video game franchise, invites you to follow the transformation of two people whose stories will inspire millions MarketWire

Microsoft Store Honors Junior Achievement of Northern New England
In celebration of the Microsoft Store's Grand Opening at The Shops at the Prudential Center, Microsoft today presented a donation of $1 million worth of software and 10 Windows PCs to financial literacy education organization Junior Achievement of Northern New England at the store's ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this morning. MarketWire

New Jersey Community Bank Promotes Terry H. Thompson to President
Robert D. O'Donnell, Chairman and CEO of New Jersey Community Bank (OTCBB: NJCB) (the "Bank"), today announced that Terry H. Thompson has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of New Jersey Community Bank. MarketWire

Iconic Hollywood Key Club Opens Doors for The Company Men's Residence Beginning August 26th
Emerging raw young talent, The Company Men (, hum a divergent tune as they deliver original recreations of melodies by mashing music from the past six decades with many of today's hottest hits MarketWire

SAVO Survey Finds Vendor Evaluations Becoming More Complex, Yet Sales People Not Equipped to Manage
According to a recent poll by the SAVO Group, 85 percent of companies will include three to 10 individuals in the decision making process when evaluating new technology. This poll also revealed 90 percent of companies evaluate at least two vendors and 58 percent evaluate at least three MarketWire

BrightScope Reveals the Top 25 St. Louis Area-Based Companies With the Best 401k Plans
BrightScope (, a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced its second round list of the top St. Louis 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

Portfolio Recovery Associates and American Red Cross: "Be Red Cross Ready"
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. (PRA), a specialized financial and business services company and market leader in the consumer debt purchase and collection industry, is partnering with the American Red Cross to help Hampton Roads "Be Red Cross Ready." MarketWire

Parvus Announces 100 Watt PCI/104-Express and PC/104-Plus DC/DC Power Supplies for Aircraft and Ground Vehicle Embedded Systems
Eurotech subsidiary Parvus announces two new rugged embedded DC/DC power supply boards with built-in MIL-STD power conditioning and EMI filtering for military ground vehicles and aircraft installations. The rugged PWR-21-11 (PC/104-Plus form factor) and PWR-22-11 (PCI/104-Express form factor) galvanically isolated DC/DC converter modules provide 100 watts of combined power output (+3 MarketWire

Auterra Inc. Announces Third Round Funding to Advance FlexDS Desulfurization and Oil Upgrading Process
Auterra Inc., a clean energy company, has received a third round investment and signed a multi-year joint development agreement with a major Canadian oil sands company. Auterra specializes in catalyst and process technology development for the upgrading of heavy and sour crude oil and oil distillates MarketWire

Fit Brains, Online Portfolio of Cognitive Games, Reaches Milestone of 75 Million Brain Scores Achieved; Company Announces Charitable Donation
Fit Brains, a top online brain fitness platform, announces its 75 millionth brain game score achieved. And, in celebration, challenges users to play more mind strengthening games this September -- it being Back-to-School and Healthy Aging Month -- with a charitable incentive. MarketWire

Steve Sala Named President of TAB Bank
TAB Bank is pleased to announce it has appointed Steve Sala as President. Sala has been a member of TAB's Board of Directors for approximately 18 months and brings to the position a wealth of experience and expertise in the banking and finance industries. MarketWire

TMM, Inc. TRUDEF(TM) Upgraded OTCMarkets Status
TMM, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TMMI) ("TMMI" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has filed disclosure information on the OTCMarkets website ( The Company has achieved an OTC Pink Current Information tier and hence, the Stop and Yield signs have been removed. MarketWire

EmbroidMe Helps Your Logo Make the Right First Impression
Your logo is often the first impression you make on consumers, and as the saying goes, "you get one chance to make a first impression." Your logo should tell a story about your company, and should imply a level of quality, professionalism, and service in a simple graphic or symbol MarketWire

Echotec Sonar to Launch Its New 3D High Definition Sonar in Late 2012
Northstar Electronics, Inc. (OTCBB: NEIK) provides this update. MarketWire

Pure Storage Advances FlashArray With Ethernet Connectivity, Protection, and VMware Integration Features, Enabling More Customers to Join the Affordable Flash Revolution
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, today unveiled a bevy of new software features for its flagship product, the Pure Storage FlashArray, adding iSCSI connectivity, ZeroSnap™ snapshots, and complete integration with, and management within, VMware via a new vCenter Web Client Plugin MarketWire

IPO Village Reports Public Company IPOs Offered at Site Are Not Dependent on Nor Affected by the Jobs Act
IPO Village reports that the public companies they will offer as crowdfunded IPOs are from the First Line Capital portfolio and not dependent on nor affected by the Jobs Act. In addition, IPO Village announced that a steady flow of retail investors are signing up ahead of the Company's first IPO MarketWire

Cicero and eg solutions plc Form Strategic Partnership
Cicero Inc. (OTCBB: CICN), a leading global provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) and integration technologies, and eg solutions plc (LSE: EGS), the back office optimization software company, today announced that they have signed an OEM agreement to bundle Cicero's desktop integration and automation technology within the eg operational intelligence® suite. MarketWire

Golar LNG Partners LP - Interim Results For The Period Ended June 30, 2012
Highlights* Golar LNG Partners reports net income attributable to unit holders of $19.8 million and operating income of $33.0 million for the second quarter of 2012* Generated distributable cash flow of $20.2 million for the second quarter of 2012* Dividend increased to $0 MarketWire

Golf Anti-Counterfeiting Group's Efforts Lead to Landmark Conviction and Sentencing
The U.S. Golf Manufacturer's Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group reports the conviction and notable sentencing of a Chinese counterfeiter marking a new success in the Golf Group's efforts to petition for the enforcement of counterfeit laws internationally. On April 25, a Chinese court convicted Mr MarketWire

Axia Group, Inc. (AGIJ) DTCC Chill Removed
Axia Group (PINKSHEETS: AGIJ) is pleased to report that the "DTCC CHILL" AGIJ has been straddled with over the last number of months has been removed. Simply put a DTCC chill can play havoc on a company's common share trading pattern and the company share price. MarketWire

Global Industry Experts Gather to Brainstorm Big Data Challenges and Opportunities Ahead, Including CTO of IBM Watson, the Big Data Analytics Game Changer
DataWeek, the only week-long conference of its kind dedicated to creating a platform for Big Data thought leadership, today announced a full conference and several sessions with global Big Data authorities, including CTO of IBM's Watson Solutions, Rob High, who will deliver the event's keynote address this year MarketWire

Infographic Leader Kicks Off Create for Brands With Amstel Light Campaign (, the premier platform for creating, exploring and sharing infographics, today announces Create for Brands, allowing brands to tell themed visual stories to support any campaign with automatically generated infographics that can be shared easily through social networks. To complement Amstel Light's Savor Complexity campaign, Amstel Light and Visual MarketWire

Safeway Inc. Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend
Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced that its Board of Directors met yesterday and declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.175 per share. The cash dividend will be payable on October 11, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 20, 2012. MarketWire

Broadcast International to Present at the 2012 Gateway Conference on September 6
Broadcast International (OTCBB: BCST) (OTCQB: BCST), a leading provider of video management software and services, has been invited to present at the 2012 Gateway Conference being held on September 6 at the W San Francisco Hotel. MarketWire

Laser App Software Launches Laser App Anywhere
Laser App Software, the leading provider of forms automation and management software for the securities and insurance industries, today announced the launch of its web-based platform Laser App Anywhere, which allows advisors to conduct and process business from virtually any location on any internet device. MarketWire

Excel Maritime Announces Date for the Release of Second Quarter 2012 Results, Conference Call and Webcast
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today that it will release its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. MarketWire

Planet Resource Recovery, Inc.'s New Enhanced AquaLuxus(TM) Blend for Heavy Metals Successfully Reduces Barium Levels in Oilfield Produced Waste Water Samples
Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRRY) is pleased to report that the Company's new, enhanced AquaLuxus blend under development for elimination of heavy metals from water has successfully reduced Barium levels in oilfield produced water samples. Initial Independent Laboratory testing results showed a Barium concentration reduction of up to 82% in the samples treated. MarketWire

Stevia First Corp. Appoints Senior Agronomist and VP of Operations
Stevia First Corp. (OTCBB: STVF) ("Stevia First" or the "Company"), an early-stage agribusiness based in California's Central Valley growing region and focused on the industrial scale production of stevia, the all-natural zero-calorie sweetener that is rapidly transforming the food and beverage industry, is pleased to announce the appointment and welcomes Dr. J. Jeremiah Mann Ph.D MarketWire

Modernizing Medicine's EMA Dermatology Receives an Exclusive 10-Year Endorsement From Inga Ellzey and the Inga Ellzey Practice Group
Modernizing Medicine, the creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant™ (EMA), a cloud-based specialty-specific EMR application, announced today that EMA Dermatology™ has received an exclusive 10-year endorsement from Inga Ellzey and the Inga Ellzey Practice Group, Inc. (IEPG), the leader in dermatology coding and billing. MarketWire

Fright Dome at Circus Circus Las Vegas Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Teams Up With the Godfather of Zombie-Inspired Horror Films George A. Romero
Top-ranked haunted attraction Fright Dome at Circus Circus Las Vegas is celebrating a decade of terrifying fans from around the world. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 29 Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus and will partner with iconic horror film producer and zombie expert George A. Romero to theme one of its five haunted houses. MarketWire

Posit Science Launches BrainHQ
Posit Science today announced the launch of BrainHQ, its next-generation computerized brain fitness training system. Designed to improve the cognitive performance of virtually everyone who uses it, BrainHQ (found at brings proven brain exercises into an online version with social features -- all at a price anyone can afford. MarketWire

SDL Announced as a Finalist for ColoradoBiz Magazine's Top Company of the Year Award
SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, today announced that it has been named a finalist for ColoradoBiz Magazine's Top Company of the Year award. SDL Language Services is among three finalists in the magazine's Consulting and Professional Services category. MarketWire

Tagged Raises $15 Million to Capitalize on Social Discovery Growth Opportunity
Tagged, the social network for meeting new people, today announced that it has accepted $15 million in growth capital financing from Lighthouse Capital Partners and Comerica Bank. The move will help accelerate the growth of key products for its members and fuel additional strategic acquisitions MarketWire

TCL Releases Brand New Product With iCE SCREEN
China's largest consumer electronics enterprise, TCL Corporation, released a 26-inch intelligent cloud product named the "iCE SCREEN", which creates a new form of consumer electronic products and redefines the interpretations of the intelligent cloud and digital screens in the communications industry MarketWire

Phytel Announces It Has Received ISO 9001:2008 Certification
Phytel, the leader in automated, provider-led population health improvement, announced today that it has received ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Quality Management System MarketWire

Qualstar Appoints Bill Lurie as Vice President of Engineering
Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a manufacturer of data security and archive storage solutions and high efficiency power supplies, announced today that William Lurie has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering. MarketWire

CarCharging(TM) Brings Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Services to Lennox Hills in Atlanta, Georgia
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (PINKSHEETS: CCGI) ("CarCharging"), a nationwide provider of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging services, now offers its services to residents at Lennox Hills, one of the most desirable luxury apartment communities in Atlanta, Georgia. MarketWire

Connotate Solution Named Trend-Setting Product of 2012 by KMWorld
Connotate, Inc., the leading provider of solutions that help organizations automate data collection from the Web, today announced that KMWorld, the leading information provider serving the Knowledge Management systems market, selected the Connotate Solution as a "Trend-Setting Product of 2012." MarketWire

Ingen Receives First Purchase Order From National Distributor
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 received a purchase order for 7,760 Oxyview® units on August 10, 2012 MarketWire

Smart Lunches Snacks on Over $1 Million in Series A Funding
Smart Lunches (, one of the Internet's fastest growing providers of healthy meal options for children outside of the home, announced today that it closed a Series A investment round, securing over $1 million in additional capital MarketWire

Centrify's Global Customer Support Program Named as Finalist in 4th Annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards
Centrify Corporation, the leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications, today announced that it has been recognized as a finalist in the Annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards for its Centrify Global Customer Support Program. MarketWire

Sun Country Airlines Selects GuestLogix to Deploy OnTouch(R) Merchandising Platform Across Its Entire Fleet
GuestLogix Inc MarketWire

Nutanix Complete Cluster Brings SAN-Free Virtualization to Hadoop
Nutanix (, the provider of SAN-Free data center solutions for VMware virtualized workloads, announces a turn-key platform that employs VMware's core virtualization technology and Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) flash for cost effective virtualized Hadoop deployments that demand high IO performance and rapid capacity expansion without the need for a SAN or NAS MarketWire

Intelligent Living Comments on Recent Signing of the HEARTH Act
Intelligent Living Corp. ("ILVC"), (OTCBB: ILVC), today commented on the recent signing of the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) act into law on July 30, 2012. The HEARTH Act authorizes participating tribes to lease certain tribal lands without having prior approval for each lease from the Secretary of the Interior MarketWire

Trulia, Fast Company's Co.Design, O'Reilly Media and Hacks/Hackers Team Up to Host Data Visualization Workshop to Support White House Safety Data Intiative
Trulia, Fast Company's Co.Design, O'Reilly Media and Hacks/Hackers have teamed up to co-host a two-day data visualization workshop for journalists in September simultaneously in New York City and San Francisco MarketWire

Selectica Announces Gold Sponsorship of Dreamforce 2012
Selectica ( today announced it will be a Gold sponsor of's Dreamforce 2012 conference ( The conference will be held September 18-21, 2012, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco MarketWire

KANA Enterprise Agent Desktop Named KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2012
KANA Software, Inc., a global leader in customer service solutions delivered on-premise or in the cloud and used by more than 900 organizations worldwide, including half of the Global 100 and 250 government entities, today announced its KANA Enterprise Agent Desktop solution (formerly known as SEM Desktop Agent) has been named to the prestigious KMWorld Trend-Setting Product of 2012 list MarketWire

Quantum and Quest Extend Joint Solutions for Delivering Virtual Data Protection
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, has certified Quest Software's vRanger® Pro software with the Quantum DXi V1000 virtual deduplication appliance for intelligent data protection in VMware environments MarketWire

UFood Restaurant Group Opens First of Three Units at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Marking Entry Into the Military Channel
UFood Restaurant Group Inc. announced today that the company has opened the first of three units at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Located at the APG Post Exchange, the unit seats 80 and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week (Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). MarketWire

MRV's OptiSwitch(R) Acknowledged for Industry-Leading Carrier Ethernet Services Delivery and Provisioning
MRV Communications™, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (PINKSHEETS: MRVC) (MRV), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced its OptiSwitch® 900 Ethernet Demarcation Series has been named a finalist for Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product by the 2012 Carrier Ethernet EMEA Awards MarketWire

Vizada Awarded Multi-Year Service Contract Valued Over $13.5 Million
Vizada Inc., a subsidiary of Astrium and a leading provider of satellite-based communications services, has been awarded by a U.S. government agency, a multi-year contract valued over $13.5 million to provide satellite services MarketWire

Plixer Selected Among Best Places to Work in Maine
Plixer International, Inc., a leading provider of NetFlow-based network traffic reporting and threat detection technology, today announced it has been selected by The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine MarketWire

Shiloh Industries Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) today reported financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year ending October 31, 2012. MarketWire

Promotional Pencils on Sale During PENSRUS' Back to School Blowout Sale
PENSRUS, which has been in the promotional products business for over 50 years, is back with their 'Back to School' Sale on logo pencils, promotional pencils, and pencils from top manufacturer BIC MarketWire

Randgold welcomes political progress in Mali

PLAiR Announces $2.1 Million in Seed Funding From Roger McNamee and FLOODGATE
PLAiR, a consumer electronics company, today announced it has raised $2.1 million in seed funding from notable investor, Roger McNamee, and FLOODGATE. The company was founded by wireless technologies experts aiming to change the way people consume and experience content MarketWire

Signet Reports Record Second Quarter EPS of $0.85
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet") (NYSE: SIG) (LSE: SIG), the largest specialty retail jeweler in the US and UK, today reported sales and earnings growth for the 13 and 26 weeks ended July 28, 2012 ("Q2 Fiscal 2013" or "second quarter of Fiscal 2013"). MarketWire

LiveDeal Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Financial Results
LiveDeal, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVE), a provider of local Internet marketing services and mobile technology solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today provided commentary on its strategic growth initiatives and unaudited financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2012, ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Michaels Stores, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Results
Michaels Stores, Inc. (the "Company") today reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended July 28, 2012. MarketWire

South American Gold Expands Baltimore Silver Project
South American Gold (OTCQB: SAGD) is pleased to announce it has acquired two unpatented mining claims which expands its Baltimore Silver Mine project by forty acres. MarketWire

ATDynamics Reports Sales of 12,000 TrailerTail Fairings to More Than 100 US Trucking Fleets
The Great American Trucking Show -- ATDynamics, the leading global supplier of tractor-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced today that orders for its TrailerTail® line of aerodynamic trailer fairings have exceeded 12,000 units to date. More than 100 trucking fleets now operate TrailerTail technology across the United States. MarketWire

Randstad Sourceright Partners With the Talent Board to Elevate Candidate Experience
The Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader, has supported the 2012 Candidate Experience Awards (CandEs) as a first-time gold level sponsor MarketWire

EndoChoice Inc. Recognized as One of America's Fastest-Growing Companies for Third Year
For the third consecutive year, the strong growth of EndoChoice, Inc. has been recognized by Inc. Magazine in this year's annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company ranks #255 in overall growth and 19th in the healthcare category. MarketWire

Singer/Songwriter Tina Malia Weaves Pop, World & Electronic Music With Lush Storytelling on New Album "The Lost Frontier" out Now
Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist Tina Malia debuts today her highly anticipated pop/electronic album "The Lost Frontier." Malia delivers a rawness and authenticity through her extraordinary voice as well as in her storytelling. Each song on "The Lost Frontier," which is the first pop/electronic album to get the stamp of vocal authenticity (realsing MarketWire

Al Kass Selects BFE as Integrator
The German broadcast systems integrator BFE ( announced today that Doha-based Al Dawri & Al Kass Sports Channel has selected BFE as integrator for the realization of 3 HD Studios at their new TV Production Center at Aspire Sport City in Doha, Qatar. MarketWire

Itonis, Inc. Completes Audit
Itonis, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITNS) today announced the completion of financial audits for the most recently ended fiscal years. De Joya Griffith, Certified Public Accounts and Consultants, recently rendered an audit letter to the Company expressing opinions regarding the balance sheets of Itonis, Inc MarketWire

Toronto Plastic Surgeon on the Importance of Exercise and Nutrition After Surgery
The Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery, a center for plastic surgery in Toronto, offers a variety of cosmetic surgery and med spa procedures, from skin resurfacing to breast augmentation to liposuction. After any plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Lawrence Tong says patients need to take care of their investment MarketWire

Husband's Role in Orlando Mommy Makeover
Many women undergo Mommy Makeovers every year; however, the woman is not always the only one affected by the procedural process and results. Spouses can often play an integral role in preparation and recovery to help their significant other achieve the results they desire. Orlando plastic surgeon Dr MarketWire

Monetate Announces Safe Harbor Certification and Ensures Customer Compliance With the U.S. Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
Monetate, a leading provider of cloud-based technology for online marketers, announced today that it has achieved Safe Harbor Certification, a designation that ensures compliance with the European Union's Directive on Data Protection for EU-based companies. MarketWire

UWCCorp Reviews SEO Strategies to Boost Local Businesses
A recent article from Business Insider highlights the many benefits that online marketing can have on the success of a small business. Among these advantages are drawing in new consumers, developing brand awareness and expanding a market. It states, "According to marketing research, more consumers trust the Internet to help them find local businesses in their area and learn more about them MarketWire

Cesar Parra Explains Transportation of Horses for Olympic Games
The dressage and jumping events were among some of the most popular at the Olympic Games, as they showcased the power of the equestrian athletes and the strength of their bond with their riders. Many spectators may have wondered how the horses were transported to the event, as they came from countries around the world MarketWire

Presstek to Be Acquired by Affiliate of American Industrial Partners
Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries ("Presstek"), today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement under which it would be acquired by MAI Holdings, Inc., an entity affiliated with American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV, L.P. ("AIP"). MarketWire

Imported LNG May Help Revive Gas-Fired Power Projects in Andhra Pradesh, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources India (Delhi, India) -- As the hopes for an increase in the gas supply from India's Krishna-Godavari basin KG-D6 block dry up, developers of gas-based power projects in the state of Andhra Pradesh are now preparing to switch to expensive liquefied natural gas from the overseas market to revive their beleaguered power projects MarketWire

BHP Billiton Puts the Brakes on Olympic Dam Expansion, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Perth, Australia) -- After months of speculation, BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has finally confirmed that it will not be making a final investment decision for the $21.2 billion (AUD $20 billion) Olympic Dam before December 15, 2012, as required under its agreement with the South Australian Government MarketWire

Industrial Info's North American Coal-Fired Power Wall Map Details 352,000 Megawatts of Operational Capacity
New Product Release from Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Without a doubt, the U.S. coal-fired power generating sector has experienced drastic changes in recent years. Industrial Info's recently released 10th Edition North American Coal-Fired Power Generating Industry Wall Map provides a detailed view of the more than 352,000 megawatts (MW) of operational capacity in the U.S MarketWire

Anadarko Plans Multibillion-Dollar Investment in Colorado Oil & Gas Field, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) (The Woodlands, Texas) is planning a multi-year, multibillion-dollar grassroot investment in Colorado to increase production of oil and natural gas from the Wattenberg Field MarketWire

Wholesome Snacking for the Whole Family
(Family Features) It's easy to grab a bag of chips or a handful of cookies to give yourself a boost of energy to make it through the day. But those choices aren't always the most nutritious. It is possible, however, to make better snack choices that actually taste good, and are good for you. MarketWire

Varonis Customers Demonstrate Success
Varonis Systems Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, has announced the shortlist for its inaugural customer awards program and opened the awards for voting. Varonis invites its customers, partners, and industry peers to go online and cast their vote for the project they feel is most deserving of recognition -- MarketWire

Good Sense for Sensitive Skin
(Family Features) Sensitive skin is a problem for millions of people. The uncomfortable feelings of stinging, burning, itching, redness and tightness can occur when certain ingredients found in everyday household products react to delicate skin after contact MarketWire

Take Back Family Time With Quick and Simple Meals
(Family Features) Juggling the family schedule can be tricky, especially when you add in homework and extracurricular activities. But tight schedules don't have to mean sacrificing a home-cooked meal and family time spent around the dinner table. By using ingredients commonly found in your freezer and pantry, you can create a quick, delicious meal that you'll be proud to serve your family. MarketWire

Make Brown Bagging Better
(Family Features) Brown bagging with a tasty sandwich is a great way to save money and enjoy a healthier lunch. But sometimes you can fall into a rut and get bored eating the same thing every day. Here are some easy ways to make brown bagging better: MarketWire

Sweet Treats for the Lunch Box
(Family Features) Transitioning back to school means getting accustomed to a new schedule, teachers and classmates. Parents can help make the transition a little easier by surprising their little one with a sweet treat in their lunch box. But due to food allergies, many desserts with peanuts are not allowed in schools. MarketWire

Telekom Austria Group selects Ericsson for its multi-standard radio network and LTE

Accurate Mobile Indoor Positioning Industry Alliance, called In-Location, to promote deployment of location-based indoor services and solutions
The In-Location Alliance was launched todayby 22 companiesacross industries to drive innovation and market adoption of high accuracyindoor positioning and related services. MarketWire

Metamarkets Earns Top Innovator Award for Data Visualization Technology From DataWeek
Metamarkets, a leader in big data analytics for web-scale companies, announced today that it has been distinguished as a "Top Innovator" for excellence in the category of Data Visualization Technology as part of the DataWeek Awards 2012. The Data Visualization Technology category was one of more than a dozen categories highlighting the most innovative areas of the data industry. MarketWire

Triple Point Takes Commodity Management Mobile
Triple Point Technology, the leading global provider of cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software, announced today the availability of several ground-breaking mobile applications: Mobile Commodity Trader, Mobile Voyage Estimator, Mobile Inventory Navigator, Mobile Management Dashboard, and Commodity XL™ Mobile System Console MarketWire

Golar LNG: Interim Results For The Period Ended June 30, 2012
Highlights * Golar LNG reports operating income of $58.0 million for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 108% from the first quarter. * Golar LNG reports consolidated net income of $35.4 million for the second quarter of 2012 MarketWire

St Barbara: FY12 Results & FY13 Guidance

Genel Energy to farm-in to Sidi Moussa

Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers: Intel and W Hotels Launch Innovative Film Series, 'Four Stories,' Produced and Curated by Roman Coppola and The Directors Bureau
Offering aspiring filmmakers a platform for global exposure, Intel Corporation and W Hotels Worldwide today launched "Four Stories," an innovative screenplay competition curated by acclaimed film director and screenwriter Roman Coppola and his award-winning production company, The Directors Bureau. Starting today through Aug. 30, filmmakers can visit intel MarketWire

Pharming reports on financial results first half year 2012
Biotech company Pharming Group NV("Pharming" or "the Company") (NYSE Euronext: PHARM) today published itsfinancial report for the first half year ended June 30, 2012. MarketWire

ClearSign Combustion Corporation Announces Invitation to Present at the 23rd Annual Wall Street Forum Investor Conference in Boston
ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, today announced that Chairman and CEO Rick Rutkowski will present at the 23rd Annual Wall Street Forum Investor Conference on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the The Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston, MA MarketWire

Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (SFMI) Receives Full Permit on Leaching Circuit; Provides Other Updates
Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (OTCBB: SFMI) reported that on July 26, 2012 the Board of Commissioners of Owyhee County granted Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. a full permit to build and operate a "Closed Circuit Leaching Plant." Management reports that no formal opposition was recorded by the prescribed appeal period of August 15, 2012 at 5 pm MT. The leaching plant permit is now effective. MarketWire

Quaterra Announces Investor Relations Consulting Agreement
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE MKT: QMM)(NYSE Amex: QMM) today announced it has engaged Robert Clements and B. Allen Connell of Dallas, Texas, to act as investor relations consultants to the Company, subject to acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange and the NYSE Amex. MarketWire

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Completes Bond Issues
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI)announced todaythe successful placement of senior unsecured bonds in a total amountof NOK1,000 million. The placement was oversubscribed MarketWire

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Contemplates New Bond Issue
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI)iscontemplating the issuance of up to NOK 1 billion (approximately USD175million) of new senior unsecured bonds in the Norwegian bond market MarketWire

Teche Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.365 Per Common Share, Yield of 3.75% and Payout Ratio of 44.0%
(NYSE MKT: TSH) - The Board of Directors of Teche Holding Company, holding company of Teche Federal Bank, yesterday declared a quarterly dividend of $0.365 per share of its common stock. The effective dividend yield amounts to 3.75% based on the stock price on the close of business on August 21, 2012. MarketWire

Denver-Based Dyer & Berens LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Investors Who Purchased Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Common Stock Between 2/1/12 and 7/19/12; Announces Investor Deadline (CMG)
The Denver, Colorado law firm of Dyer & Berens LLP ( today announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) between February 1, 2012 and July 19, 2012, inclusive (the "Class Period"). MarketWire

Dyer & Berens LLP Announces Class Action on Behalf of Big Lots, Inc. Investors; Encourages Investors With Significant Losses to Inquire About the Upcoming Deadline (BIG)
Dyer & Berens LLP ( today announced that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) common stock between February 2, 2012 and April 23, 2012, inclusive (the "Class Period"). MarketWire

Navamedic ASA Financial report for Q2 2012
Navamedic's second quarter 2012 revenues saw a 25 per cent growth over the same period last year. Revenues were NOK 22.7 million compared to NOK 18.2 million in 2011. Nearly all revenues were generated by the Vitaflo business area, which experienced yet another all time high quarter. GlobeNewswire

New all time high for Navamedic
Navamedic ASA (OSE: NAVA), the Norwegian pharmaceutical products company, today announced its second quarter and first half quarter 2012 results. Sales reached yet another all time high and the Company's continues to improve its bottom line. GlobeNewswire

Cermaq ASA : Mainstream Norway depopulates one site in Finnmark due to PD

Compagnie Financiere Tradition : Consolidated revenue of CHF 545.0m in H1 2012
Compagnie Financière Tradition /Compagnie Financiere Tradition : Consolidated revenue of CHF 545.0m in H1 2012 . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Vacon Plc: SHARE REPURCHASE 23.8.2012
Vacon Plc ANNOUNCEMENT 23.8.2012 SHARE REPURCHASE 23.8.2012 GlobeNewswire

Lindab's Capital Markets Day: Focused journey towards increased profitability
Lindab's Capital Markets Day was centred on the strategy implementation and the road from 6percent to 10 percent EBIT margin, which is the target for 2014. GlobeNewswire Group :PRESS RELEASE RELATING TO THE FILING OF DRAFT DOCUMENTPRESENTED BY LEGUIDE.COM IN RESPONSE TO THE TENDER OFFER MADE BY LAGARDÈRE ACTIVE
press release relating to the filing of draft document GlobeNewswire

HMS Networks - break-through in the Telecom area
HMS Networks AB (publ) has signed a global supply agreement with one of the world leading technology supplier to telecom base stations where HMS will supply solutions for energy management. GlobeNewswire


Cooperation negotiations at Alma Media's delivery operations in the Pirkanmaa region completed
Alma Media Corporation Press release August 23, 2012 at 16:20 (EEST) GlobeNewswire

Pigs Will Fly in Glu Mobile's Ham on the Run!
Pigs Will Fly in Glu Mobile's Ham on the Run! Glu's newest freemium endless runner offers mobile gaming fun for the whole family GlobeNewswire

Helsingin Sanomat improves its online service and increases the amount of paid content
Press release, 23 August 201214:45 GlobeNewswire

Lindab Capital Market Day - Update on sales performance, first part of third quarter 2012
At Lindab's Capital Markets Day, hosted at Lindab's premises in Grevie today, President and CEO David Brodetsky comments on demand and sales performance at the start of the third quarter 2012. GlobeNewswire

Press release : Navamedic launches it's third generic drug
Navamedic ASA (OSE: NAVA), the Norwegian pharmaceutical products company, today announced the successful launch of its third generic pharmaceutical product. The launch is an important step in becoming a significant Nordic generics provider. GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE: Second quarter and first half report 2012
Operating profit for the second quarter came to USD 49.8 million and net profit amounted to USD 35.9 million. The utilization of the rig fleet was 78 per cent. Financials GlobeNewswire

Interim Report January-June 2012
 Significant events during the period GlobeNewswire

Schibsted ASA (SCH) - Financial calendar 2013
Report Q4 2012: 13 February 2013Report Q1 2013: 30 April 2013Report Q2 2013: 19 July 2013Report Q3 2013: 30 October 2013 GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä to supply Australian mining site with 53 MW gas power plant expansion
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 23 August 2012 at 9 am EET GlobeNewswire

DNO International Will Not Offer to Acquire Calvalley Petroleum
Oslo, 23 August 2012 -- DNO International ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas company, disclosed today in response to press and shareholder queries that it will not make an offer to acquire Calvalley Petroleum Inc. (TSX: CVI.A) GlobeNewswire

Wentworth Resources Limited : Q2 2012 Financial Statements and MD&A
 23 August 2012 Wentworth Resources Limited GlobeNewswire

EMGS: Second quarter and first half year results 2012
Q2 financial results Revenues at USD 57.1 million, up 20% from Q2 2011 EBITDA of USD 22.4 million, up 35% from Q2 2011 EBITDA margin of 39% Net income of USD 11 GlobeNewswire

Leasinvest Real Estate SCA: Half-year report 2012 (IAS 34)
Highlights first half-year 2012 GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Signs 1 Million US-Dollar Broadcast Graphics Deal with Channel Seven Australia
Bergen, Norway, August 23, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

Ahold publishes second quarter and half year 2012 results
Continuing to invest in profitable growth in challenging market conditions Highlights - second quarter 2012  · Sales of €7.7 billion (up 3.9% at constant exchange rates)  · Operating income €326 million (up 18.5%)  · Net income €248 million (up 24.6%)  · Underlying operating margin 4 GlobeNewswire

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