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Brands Take Centre Stage at the Festival of Media Asia 2013
The Festival of Media Asia, the Asian iteration of the acclaimed Festival of Media for creativity and innovation, today announced an impressive line-up of speakers who will be participating in next year's event, held at the W Singapore - Sentosa Cove from 3-5 March 2013 in Singapore. The list features an array of global and Asian brand leaders, providing the much-needed brand perspective ACN Newswire

Singapore Scientists Identify New Biomarker for Cancer in Bone Marrow
Singapore scientists have identified FAIM, a molecule that typically prevents cell death, as a potential biomarker to identify an incurable form of cancer in the bone marrow. Patients with this form of cancer usually do not get cured with current standard treatments such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation, with an average survival of only about four years ACN Newswire

W. P. Carey Announces First Transaction in Japan
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced today that CPA:17 - Global, one of its publicly held non-traded REIT affiliates, and a subsidiary of W. P ACN Newswire

Global Broadcasting Solution Providers Make Up 85 per cent of BroadcastAsia2013 Exhibitor Line-Up
BroadcastAsia2013, Asia's largest integrated trade show for the Film and TV industries will return with an impressive international line-up of exhibitors. BroadcastAsia is the only event in Asia that houses more than 85 per cent international broadcasting manufacturers as part of the show's stellar line-up of exhibitors ACN Newswire

China Telecom Makes Monumental Improvements in Investor Relations to Triumph at the IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2012
A year ago at the IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2011, China Telecom was a small nominee in just one award category. One year later in December 2012, China Telecom not only multiplied its nomination count to six, but also went on to win all six awards to become the most honored company at the IR Magazine Awards - Greater China 2012 ACN Newswire

Fujitsu and Mitsui to Establish a Joint Venture for Smart Community Projects
Fujitsu Limited ("Fujitsu") and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui") have established a joint venture company, Future City Solutions Limited, to cooperatively develop and manage smart community projects ACN Newswire

MHI to Enhance Cruise Ship Repair and Conversion Business to Accommodate Cruise Market Expansion in Asia
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) is taking steps to strengthen its cruise ship repair and conversion business. Recently, along with swift expansion of the cruise market in Asia it has become increasingly important for cruise companies, both Japanese and foreign, to differentiate their services and enhance their responsiveness to customer needs ACN Newswire

MHI Develops "MEISTeR " Disaster Recovery Support Robot with 2 Arms Enabling Light-duty Work Tasks
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has developed a prototype of the "MEISTeR (Maintenance Equipment Integrated System of Telecontrol Robot)," a two-armed robot to assist recovery work after disasters or severe accidents by performing light-duty tasks in areas inaccessible by humans ACN Newswire

MHI Begins Construction of First "Sayaendo" New-generation LNG Carrier
Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) began construction of the first ship in its "Sayaendo" Series, which it has developed as a new-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, at the company's Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. The LNG carrier is one of two ships ordered jointly by Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) in October 2011 ACN Newswire

2013 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Set for March 1-2 at Colorado Convention Center
The Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children, Colorado Head Start Association, Denver Preschool Program, and Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado are collaborating to sponsor the 2013 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) March 1-2 at the Colorado Convention Center. MarketWire

Carly Donnellan to Give Back This Holiday Season
Philanthropist Carly Donnellan has announced her intent to donate gifts and clothing to several children's charity programs. Considering that the Holidays are fast approaching, her generous contributions could not come as a better time, as they will provide joy and warmth to our nation's impoverished. MarketWire

Sales Gallery Now Open and Presales Underway at William Lyon Homes' Coyote Creek in Milpitas
The wait is over for homebuyers eager to take advantage of ground floor opportunities at Coyote Creek, where the Sales Gallery is now open and pre-sales are underway at this vibrant new community by William Lyon Homes MarketWire

Supporters of Scott Salyer Fight Back Against Ongoing Conspiratorial Pattern of Legal, Financial and Physical Abuse Against the Former CEO of SK Foods -- Whose Federal Sentencing Is Postponed Until January 8, 2013
As Scott Salyer remains on house arrest in Pebble Beach, Calif. awaiting Federal Sentencing postponed until January 8, 2013 in the notorious, corrupt soap opera of a government case known as "Operation Rotten Tomato" (www.operationrottentomato MarketWire

World of Art Showcase, in Association With Las Vegas Based Art Encounter, Will Sell Bronze Castings of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Horse and Rider' Sculpture, the Iconic Artist's Only Surviving Three-Dimensional Artwork
The World of Art Showcase (, a unique celebration of the visual arts featuring many of the world's most renowned painters and sculptures at The Wynn Las Vegas December 20-22, has just added the most prestigious name yet to their roster -- Leonardo da Vinci! MarketWire

Royal Gold Increases KSM Royalty Option by Acquiring an Additional $18 Million in Seabridge Common Shares at 15% Premium to Market
Seabridge Gold Inc. ("Seabridge" or the "Company") (TSX: SEA)(NYSE: SA) announced today that Royal Gold, Inc MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Pricing of $150 Million Add-On Offering of 9.750% Senior Notes Due 2020
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") announced today the pricing of its private offering ("Offering") of an additional $150 million in principal amount of its 9 MarketWire

CorpBanca Announced the Offering of Common Shares, Including Common Shares in the Form of American Depositary Shares
CorpBanca, (NYSE: BCA) announced today the offering of 10,680,200,621 common shares, including common shares in the form of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") in the United States and elsewhere outside the Republic of Chile ("Chile"). An additional 1,335,032,639 common shares, including common shares in the form of ADSs, are being offered by Mr. Fernando Aguad Dagach (the "selling shareholder") MarketWire

Peoria Journal Star Engages ACI as Distribution Provider
The Peoria Journal Star has entered into a distribution agreement with American Circulation Innovations, ACI, to provide home delivery and other distribution services, announced this week by Ken Mauser, publisher of the Peoria Journal Star. MarketWire

RIGOL Technologies Becomes a Strategic Member of the LXI Consortium
Today RIGOL Technologies, Inc. has become a Strategic Member of the LXI Consortium. The Strategic Membership includes a seat on the LXI Board of Directors. "We are honored and excited to have RIGOL join the Board of Directors MarketWire

Golden Star Resources Appoints Sam Coetzer as CEO and Announces Relocation of Headquarters to Toronto
The Board of Directors of Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: GSS) (TSX: GSC) (GHANA: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") today announced several senior management changes and the impending move of the Company's headquarters from Denver to Toronto. MarketWire

Global Income Fund Declares Additional Year-End Distribution
The Board of Directors of Global Income Fund, Inc. (OTCQB: GIFD) declared on December 12, 2012 an additional year-end dividend distribution of $0.21 per share, payable on December 31, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 27, 2012. MarketWire

GENWI Wins Inaugural MEF Americas 2012 Award for Mobile Innovation
LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2012) -  GENWI (, the cloud publishing leader that helps publishers to easily deliver their content to all mobile devices, today announced that it has won the prestigious MEF Americas 2012 Award for Mobile Innovation. MarketWire

Online Marketer Rich Gorman Lauds New Enterprise Service
According to online marketing guru Rich Gorman, there is an old saying in online marketing circles, that content is king -- meaning simply that the only way to achieve online marketing success is through the development of engaging, high-quality content MarketWire

Earthstone Energy Reports Changes to Company Officers
EARTHSTONE ENERGY, INC. (NYSE MKT: ESTE) reported that, effective as of December 11, 2012, James M. Poage resigned as the Company's interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Poage cited other business opportunities for his resignation and had no disagreements with the Company. Mr. Poage is expected to continue his association with the Company; primarily in the area of SOX compliance. MarketWire

NuVasive(R) Announces Release of $62.5 Million From Escrow Following Appeals Court Victory
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today the release of $62.5 million from a restricted escrow account in relation to NuVasive's trademark dispute regarding the NeuroVision® trade name. MarketWire Announces the Addition of Pomega5, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the skin care brand Pomega5 to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

VuQo Holdings Corporation Completes Acquisition of Waste Management Asia Corporation
VuQo Holdings Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VUQO) announced the completion of its acquisition and terms of the transaction of Waste Management Asia Corporation under which VuQo Holdings Corporation will own all of its outstanding shares via an all-stock transaction MarketWire

Bell Investment Advisors Awards First Annual Youth-in-the-Arts Grant
Bell Investment Advisors announced today that the firm has awarded its first annual Youth-in-the-Arts Grant of $5000 to the Cal Performances Program: Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp MarketWire

ScrollMotion Appoints Executive Dean Furbush as Interim CEO
ScrollMotion, creators of the most effective and engaging enterprise software for tablets, today announced the appointment of Dean Furbush as the company's new CEO. Furbush holds a long track record in business, technology and helping innovative organizations scale through transformational growth stages MarketWire

Local EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS(R) Co-Op Recommends Sending Gifts After New Year's
Almost three-quarters of all businesses give gifts to other businesses and the majority of these gifts come flooding in during the second half of December. EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS®, the leader in fresh fruit arrangements, proposes that companies make a 'fresh start' in the New Year by sending fresh fruit arrangements as gifts in January instead of December. MarketWire

Lpath Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock
Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTN) today announced that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering is subject to market conditions and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be complete, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering MarketWire

Huddle Appoints Dr. Chris Boorman as Chief Marketing Officer
Huddle, the leader in enterprise content collaboration, today announced that Dr. Chris Boorman will be joining the company as chief marketing officer (CMO). Boorman brings over twenty years of marketing and business leadership experience from enterprise software category leaders including Informatica, SDL,, VERITAS and Oracle. MarketWire

i2c Brings New Data Center Online in Shanghai, China
i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced that it has begun processing transactions at its new data center in Shanghai, China. The data center, i2c's third, will provide in-country processing support for Chinese clients while adding additional processing capacity to accommodate growth from the company's worldwide client base. MarketWire

Tests Performed at Point of Care See Higher Revenue Growth, Investor Interest: Kalorama
The market for point of care (POC) testing is demonstrating stronger-than-expected growth, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher revised its earlier forecast and projects the $16.7 billion market will grow at 6 percent a year, slightly higher than the in vitro diagnostics market as a whole MarketWire

David Humphrey Appointed Vice President of Professional Services at Selectica
Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC), provider of software that accelerates sales cycles and streamlines contract processes, today announced the appointment of David Humphrey as Vice President of Professional Services. MarketWire

Mike Mothersbaugh Joins Selectica as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC), provider of software that accelerates sales cycles and streamlines contract processes, today announced the appointment of Mike Mothersbaugh as its new Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales. MarketWire

Summit Cabinet Coatings Adds Hundreds of Door Styles to Cabinet Refacing Options
Summit Cabinet Coatings, a Northern Colorado-based cabinet refacing and refinishing business, is adding hundreds of styles to its available list of custom refacing options. These hundreds of door styles give customers more custom choices when it comes time to create the kitchen of their dreams with the one they already have. MarketWire

2012 Northeast Marketplace Ministry Award Recipients Announced Today
Northeast Christians At Work, an all-volunteer, non-profit workplace ministry, announced today the recipients of the 14th annual Northeast Marketplace Ministry Awards. Each year during Christmas season, awards are given to individuals, churches and organizations that demonstrate a high level of interest in, and practical application of, godliness in the workplace MarketWire

TRIG Acquisition 1, Inc. Announces Training of First Class of Candidates for The Grilled Cheese Truck's Future Franchise Operations
TRIG Acquisition 1, Inc., d/b/a The Grilled Cheese Truck, a fully reporting public company, announced today the training of its first class of prospective candidates for The Grilled Cheese Truck's future franchise operations. Each of the prospective owners is a veteran that served in Iraq or Afghanistan. The initial rollout is expected to kick off in Phoenix, AZ in early first quarter 2013. MarketWire

Family Supportive Housing Receives Holiday Support
Silicon Valley-based firm Labhart Miles Consulting Group, Inc. presented Family Supportive Housing with a $1,000 check. This donation was the seventh installment of Labhart Miles' $10,000 Charity Initiative, which will run through March 2013. A new charity will be selected to receive a gift each month in honor of the firm's 10th anniversary. MarketWire

Blue Pearl Software Opens Japan Office and Appoints Katsuhiko Sakano as Sales Director to Support Growing Interest in FPGA Design Tools for Embedded Applications
Blue Pearl Software, the provider of EDA software that accelerates RTL signoff for FPGA designs, today announced it has opened a Japan office in Tokyo, and appointed Katsuhiko Sakano as its Director of Sales. MarketWire

China Playing a Major Role in Global Silver Market
China's role in the global silver market has dramatically changed over the past decade. Once a small player in the global market, China today is the world's leading market for both physical investment and paper trading of silver futures and other similar products, and is the second largest silver fabricator today MarketWire

Consumer Fraud Center Provides Holiday Tips on Returning Counterfeit Goods Purchased From Online Retailers
With less than two weeks before Christmas Day, many would-be Santas may be disappointed to find their recent purchases of gifts for loved ones, may in fact be counterfeits or knock-offs. But according to the Consumer Fraud Center, they can still take steps to ensure they can get their money back and receive an authentic item to put under the tree. MarketWire

Enviro-Log Firelogs Now Available at Lowe's and
Enviro-Log®, Inc., an eco-friendly, consumer products and recycling company, is pleased to announce that its earth-friendly firelogs are now available at 1,195 Lowe's® home improvement stores. MarketWire

Fairmont Announces New Resort on the Indonesian Island of Bali
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new development on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia scheduled to open in 2016. MarketWire

ionGrid Unveils Secure Enterprise Content Access Solution for iPhone
ionGrid announced today the availability of Stratos for iPhone, the industry's first native iOS solution that enables secure mobile access to enterprise content, applications and data behind the firewall. MarketWire

GeoVax Labs Featured in Five Publications
GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), an Atlanta-based biopharmaceutical firm developing vaccines to prevent and fight Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections, was featured in five publications during the past two weeks, a period also marked by the observance of World AIDS Day 2012 on December 1. MarketWire

HPIL Holding Announces Filing of 10-Q/A
HPIL Holding (the "Company") (OTCQB: HPIL) filed, on Monday, December 10, 2012, a Form10-Q/A (the "10-Q/A") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") to amend its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012, filed with the SEC on November 19, 2012 (the "10-Q"). The Company filed the 10-Q/A for the purpose of: (i) correcting a typographical error under Item 1 MarketWire

Tyco Retail Solutions Showcases Integrated In-Store Experience at Annual NRF Convention
Tyco Retail Solutions (, a leading global provider of retail performance and security solutions, today announced plans for the upcoming NRF 102nd Annual Convention & EXPO, on January 13-16 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York City MarketWire

Constellium supports the "Aluminium Closures - Turn 360" campaign promoting aluminium benefits in packaging closures systems
As the worldwide leading supplier of aluminium stripand sheets for the aluminium closures market, Constellium is at theforefront ofan ambitious pan-European promotion campaign "Aluminium Closures -Turn360°",along with the leading European manufacturers of aluminium closures,through theEuropean Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). MarketWire

LECTRA: Lectra holds its 5th International Education Congress in London

Appcelerator/IDC Q4 2012 Mobile Developer Survey Unveils Top Mobile Predictions for 2013
Today Appcelerator®, a leading mobile development platform provider, and industry-leading analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) announced results of a joint survey of nearly 3,000 mobile developers. The survey findings demonstrate that developers expect mobile to continue to be pervasive both in enterprise investments and consumers' lives MarketWire

Agricon Global Corporation Announces Signing Lease Purchase Agreement on 8,000 Acres in Ghana, West Africa
Agricon Global Corporation (Agricon) (OTCBB: AGRC), announced today its execution of a Lease Purchase Agreement (Agreement) on 8,000 acres of agricultural land in Ghana, West Africa. MarketWire

Danaos Corporation Receives "Ship of the Year" Award at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2012
Danaos Corporation ("Danaos") (NYSE: DAC), a leading international owner of containerships, was presented the prize for the "Ship of the Year" at the annually held Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards that took place in Athens on December 7, 2012 MarketWire

Catalyst Joins With Zapproved to Expand Cloud-Based E-Discovery Workflow With Legal Hold Pro
Today, two leading providers of cloud-based e-discovery services announced they have teamed up to provide clients with a consistent and defensible e-discovery legal hold, analysis, and review process that delivers the many advantages of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture. MarketWire

Cash Store Sponsors Jingle Bell Run/Walk in San Antonio to Support Arthritis Foundation
The Cash Store, a Texas-based consumer financial services provider, announced today that it will sponsor the 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis presented by the Arthritis Foundation on Saturday, December 15th in San Antonio, TX. The funds raised for the event support important arthritis research, public health efforts and public policy initiatives. MarketWire

Graphene Proves to Be a "Green" Alternative
In an IEEE Spectrum article, graphene has been shown to be an effective rustproofing agent for both steel and copper. The research was conducted to find an environmentally friendly method compared to chrome electroplating. MarketWire

Sierra Vista Bank Welcomes New Capital Investor
Sierra Vista Bank (OTCQB: SVBA) today announced that it has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with Taylor International Fund, LTD to purchase approximately $1.7 million of the bank's common stock. The bank expects this transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, to be completed by the second quarter 2013 MarketWire

Cash Store Sponsors Toy Drive to Support WFAA Santa's Helpers Program
The Cash Store, a Texas based consumer financial services provider, will sponsor its first holiday toy drive through Dec. 17 to help the WFAA Santa's Helpers program collect toys. The WFAA Santa's Helpers program collects toys during the holiday season for more than 50,000 children who live in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties. MarketWire

Ring in the Holidays With a Chance to Win a Share of $97,000 Each Week During Barona Resort & Casino's TGI Thursdays Holiday Edition
Barona Resort & Casino is making the season a little jollier with a special holiday edition of its TGI Thursdays promotion on December 13, 20 and 27. MarketWire

Neuro Kinetics Says Former Medrad CEO John Friel Has Joined Board, Advising on Managing Growth & Innovation
Medical device manufacturer and diagnostic testing pioneer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) ( said today that John Friel, recently retired CEO of Medrad Inc. (, has joined NKI's board of directors and is advising management on managing growth. MarketWire

Reasonable Spending Cuts Could Save the Small Business Administration and Millions of Jobs
The following is a statement by the American Small Business League: MarketWire

Union Mutual of Vermont Implements ISCS's SurePower Innovation(R) to Modernize Policy Administration and Core Business Processes
ISCS is pleased to announce that Union Mutual of Vermont Companies (UMVT) completed Phase I implementation of ISCS's flagship product, SurePower Innovation®. The new system provides UMVT a flexible, fully web-based platform to deliver market-leading service to its policyholders and increased ease of doing business to independent agents. MarketWire

HQTA AG Disposes of Its Photo-Agency ddp images to Management Team
The Munich based HQTA AG (formerly dapd media holding AG) has disposed of its stake in the Hamburg based photo-agency ddp images GmbH in a management buyout. The founders Ulf Schmidt-Funke and Katharina Doerk acquired the successful company, which tripled its sales to 6 million Euros over the last 3 years. MarketWire

Xirrus Puts IT Back in Control With Comprehensive Networking Solutions for the BYOD and Mobile Device Challenge
Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today launched the most sweeping set of capabilities to make enterprise networks BYOD-ready. Users frequently complain that Wi-Fi works better in the home that it does in the office. This new solution couples significant enhancements in wireless performance with fine-grained application control MarketWire Releases Next-Generation Application Platform, Enables New Developer Ecosystem With Open APIs, the leader in integrated bill payment, invoicing, and cash management solutions for businesses, today extended its market-leading integration beyond accounting software, introducing its next-generation application platform MarketWire

Easilydo -- Life Assistant Comes to iPhone & iPod touch
Easilydo, a free social productivity app that gets things done on the spot, launched today for iPhone and iPod touch. The average person makes 35,000 decisions per day but the difficulty of juggling multiple apps to help you act on those decisions are finally over MarketWire

Cabulous Renames as Flywheel: Launches New App in Another Step Towards Modernizing Hired Rides, Lending Convenience and Reliability to the Industry
Cabulous, one of the earliest companies in the hired-ride app business, today announced it's leading the way into the second-generation of the industry, renaming the company and product Flywheel. The company has revamped its iPhone and Android apps, upgraded its driver app and enhanced its cloud-based dispatch platform. MarketWire

Avid Bioservices Announces Completion of Facility Upgrades in Response to Increased Demand for Its Contract Manufacturing Services
Avid Bioservices, Inc, a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) focused on the process development and manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies, proteins and enzymes, today announced that its demand for services has reached an all-time high, while projected revenue for its current fiscal year ending April 2013 is expected to surpass $18 million, a 20% increase from the previous fiscal year. MarketWire

Aristocrat Installs the Powerful Oasis 360(TM) System Tools nCompass(TM), nRich(TM) and Ricochet Rewards(TM) at Jackson Rancheria Casino
Aristocrat, the leading systems supplier in North America, has completed a major update to its Oasis 360™ system at Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, Calif. Aristocrat has converted all of the property's 1,600 games to the advanced nCompass™ LCD, and added the rewarding bonusing engine nRich™. MarketWire

Location-Based Advertising Engagement Skyrockets for Rich Media Mobile Ads
Engagement rates for location-based features in rich media mobile ads nearly doubled in Q3 2012 (185 percent growth) according to new findings from Celtra's quarterly Mobile Rich Media Monitor Report. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Releases New Automotive AEC-Q200-Qualified MPMA Precision Matched-Pair Resistor Networks in Compact Surface-Mount SOT-23
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released the new MPMA series of precision matched-pair resistors. MPMA resistor networks are AEC-Q200-qualified and packaged in a compact molded surface-mount SOT-23. MarketWire

Cascade Microtech Introduces SELECTShip(TM) Logistics Program to U.S. Customers
Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leading expert at enabling precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, today announced the launch of SELECTShip, a flat-rate program for logistics services for products shipped to Customers within the contiguous United States. MarketWire

Sabal Financial Group Expands Builder Lending Program to Arizona
Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a diversified financial services firm, has announced the expansion of their recently launched builder lending program. Originally launched in California, the program will now offer non-recourse construction and acquisition and development (A&D) loans to established homebuilders in the Arizona market MarketWire

Women and Work 2012: New BlogHer Study Shows Job Flexibility and Creativity Matter to Women 3-6 Times More Than Money
Money may be what drives women to work every morning, but it doesn't define their vision of success. This is one of several insights from the 2012 BlogHer Women And Work Study released today by BlogHer, Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women MarketWire

Ziba Beauty Eyebrow Threading Franchise Shows High Earnings
In the midst of a recession, women may skip the high-priced coffee, give up the premium cable channels and even buy fewer shoes -- but they're not cutting back on eyebrow maintenance. In fact, health and beauty franchises that offer such services are predicted to continue growing annually over the next several years. MarketWire

Faith & Public Policy Institute Launches Moral Agenda to Eradicate Poverty
The U.S. Census Bureau utilizing the 2011 Supplemental Poverty Measure reported that 49.7 million Americans or 16% of the population (28% Hispanic, 26% Black, 17% Asian, and 14% White) now live below the poverty line, annual income of $22, 811 for a family of four as a result of the unemployment rate, house devaluations, and unprecedented foreclosures during the Great Recession MarketWire

Stevia Corp. Provides Profit Guidance
Stevia Corp. (OTCQB: STEV) ("Stevia Corp" or the "Company"), a farm management company focused on the economic development of stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector, is pleased to announce the expansion of its commercialization phase and first major crop harvest expected in Vietnam during first quarter of 2013. MarketWire

C2C Announces Promotion to Replace Email Archiving Solutions From Autonomy
C2C, a leading provider of email, file and messaging management solutions, today announced a new product replacement promotion which enables companies to switch out their existing Autonomy email archiving solutions (including solutions previously from ZANTAZ and Mimosa) with C2C's ArchiveOne Enterprise email archiving and management platform MarketWire

The SaypU Project: The Spell as You Pronounce Universal Project
On Monday 10 December, the 2012 Human Rights Day, Logos Capital launched the SaypU Project ( to help improving literacy rates and providing the right to education to everyone. MarketWire

VAPR Anticipates Strong Demand for New Brands After VAMP(TM) Product Quickly Sells Out
VaporBrands International, Inc MarketWire

mPhase Technologies Profile Distributed by European Publication
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) previously announced on Monday, that Pan European Networks has published a profile of mPhase Technologies. MarketWire

Daytraders Ecstatic Over 98.4% Profitable Trades With "Stock Alerts"
Booking consistent profits amidst the current frenzy of high-frequency trading is not a simple task. However, since the start of the year, the Special Membership has closed out 64 winners and only one loser. Traders have applauded these "Stock Alerts" for over 14 years while the performance record has spoken volumes MarketWire

RegisterBird Gives Away Free Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet
DALLAS, NC--(Marketwire - December 13, 2012) -  RegisterBird™, a brand of MWR Computer Services, LLC, provides domain registration and hosting services to individuals and small businesses who want to gain presence on the Internet MarketWire

Sino Cement Inc. Announces Agreement to Purchase Real Estate Assets Valued at $12 Million USD
Sino Cement Inc. (PINKSHEETS: OCEE) has agreed to purchase from a company controlled by its CEO, Mr. Meier (Mack) Frankel, a commercial office building valued at $12 Million and located in Lynbrook, NY. The asset is comprised of an office edifice with 58,469 sq. ft, a cap rate of 9.03%, gross revenue of approximately $1.6M, and net operating income of $1.08M MarketWire

SEI Quick Poll: Advisors More Optimistic About 2013 Than Clients
Despite the fact that a majority of their clients remain nervous about the coming year, advisors are overwhelmingly positive about 2013 with only 14 percent expecting it to be worse than 2012, according to an SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) Quick Poll released today MarketWire

Martini Media Affluent Online Shopper Index(TM) Powered by comScore Finds Affluent Shoppers 40 Percent More Likely to Make a Purchase on Luxury Retail Sites; Spend 80 Percent More on Average
Martini Media, the digital media and content platform for engaging the audience with the most money and influence online, and comScore, a global leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the results of the latest wave of the Martini Media Affluent Online Shopper Index™ Powered by comScore. MarketWire

iPad App Streamlines Jury Selection
Bench & Bar, LLC, a Charleston-based law technology company, has released JuryPad®, an iPad® app to help trial attorneys with jury selection. Designed by a lawyer with 20 years of trial experience and tested by other lawyers, JuryPad offers advanced application tools to make the complex voir dire process more efficient and effective. MarketWire

CheapOair Announces "Traveler of the Year" Winner, one of the fastest growing travel companies in the country, announced today that Team "Captain & Clark," also individually known as Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark, are the winners of its "Traveler of the Year" competition. After a five month long competition, Captain & Clark won the title as the competitors who best demonstrated that they could travel the world for less MarketWire

Human Nature Announces New Headlining Deal at The Venetian Las Vegas(R)
Click to tweet: New headlining deal for @HumanNatureLV. Band will call The Sands Showroom at @VenetianVegas home beginning in 2013. Human Nature, Australia's vocal group sensation, announced today a new headlining residency at The Venetian Las Vegas. The new show, titled Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show will begin on Saturday, January 19, 2013 MarketWire

Bright Choices 5.0 Sets New Standard for Private Exchange Technology
Liazon Corporation has introduced a newly improved platform for its Bright Choices® Exchange. Bright Choices 5.0 combines the latest in cutting-edge technology, design best practices, and decision-support functions based upon years of actual user experience data MarketWire

Paramore Unveil "PARAMORE"; Grammy-Nominated Band Announces Highly Anticipated Fourth Studio Album; Self-Titled Release Marks the Group's First New Album in Over Three Years; Eagerly Awaited First Single "Now" to Be Revealed Soon; "PARAMORE" Arrives Everywhere on April 9th, 2013
Fueled By Ramen recording group Paramore has unveiled early details of their hugely anticipated, self-titled new album. "PARAMORE" arrives everywhere on April 9th, 2013. MarketWire

Baldwin Filters Partners With Marathon Health, Inc. for Worksite Care
Marathon Health, Inc. today announced an agreement with Baldwin Filters to serve as the filter manufacturer's onsite health services provider at its Kearney, Neb. manufacturing plant. MarketWire

Sino Cement Inc Announces Agreement to Purchase Real Estate Assets Valued at $12. Million USD
Sino Cement Inc. (OTC PINK: OCEE) has agreed to purchase from a company controlled by its CEO, Mr. Mack Frankel, a commercial office building valued at $12 Million and located in Lynbrook NY. The asset is comprised of an office edifice with 58,469 sq. ft, a cap rate of 9.03%, gross revenue of approximately $1.6M, and net operating income of $1.08M MarketWire

Both Businesses and Consumers Can Benefit From Contextually Relevant Digital Messaging, According to New White Paper by Wireless Ronin
Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc MarketWire

Estate Planning for Blended Families
Today, one of every three households with children is considered non-traditional(1). The "new normal" includes children living with grandparents and other caretakers who are married, remarried, unmarried, and same sex. A common mistake made in estate planning for blended families is approaching the process with the same mindset used for the historical nuclear family. MarketWire

Dave Dahl Joins DigitalTown's Board
DigitalTown, Inc. (OTCQB: DGTW) announced today that Dave Dahl has joined its board of directors effective December 11, 2012. MarketWire

Forest Whitaker's PeaceEarth Foundation and UNESCO Juba launch the Youth Peacemaker Network in South Sudan

Russell Eurozone Index Reflected a 16.9% YTD 2012 Gain as of 12/7 as Russell Investments Predicts Continued "Tug of War" in 2013 for European Markets
The Russell Eurozone Index reflected a return of 16.9% year-to-date as of December 7th, 2012, driven primarily by relatively strong gains in Belgium (34.7%), Austria (30.8%) and Germany (27.3%), according to Russell Indexes. MarketWire

PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio Receives William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today the PowerShares S&P 500® Low Volatility Portfolio (SPLV) received the William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year. Listed on May 5, 2011, SPLV represents the first and largest low-volatility weighted ETF available to US investors MarketWire

Inktank Joins Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem With Open Cloud Storage Capabilities
Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph Distributed Storage System, today announced that it has joined Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem and will offer Ceph storage software, professional services and support as a part of the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution. The announcement was made at Dell World 2012 in Austin, Texas. MarketWire

Four out of Five U.S. Healthcare Execs Not Prepared for Move to Shared-Risk Payment, According to New Research From HealthLeaders Media
More than 80 percent of U.S. healthcare executives acknowledge they are not prepared to make the leap from fee-based payment to shared-risk payment, according to exclusive research released today by HealthLeaders Media. MarketWire

Verde Media Group Inc. Is Pleased to Announce That Winter's Wind Coming to Massachusetts
Verde Media Group Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VMGI) is pleased to announce that "Winter's Wind" will show theatrically in Duxbury Massachusetts December 20th, after sold out showings in Burlington Vermont. MarketWire

American Power Group Appoints Steve Majkowski Vice President of Sales and Marketing
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. ("APG") has appointed Steve Majkowski Vice President of Sales and Marketing reporting directly to Lyle Jensen, CEO. He will be responsible for establishing, directing, and leading all customer-oriented initiatives to grow APG's domestic and international dual fuel conversion businesses MarketWire

Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Pricing of $125 Million Public Offering of Common Stock
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT) today announced that it has priced an underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 4,950,495 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $25.25 per share MarketWire

ControlCase Data Discovery Product Helps IQ Information Quality Locate Unencrypted Credit Card Data
ControlCase, a leading provider of compliance, information security and risk management solutions, announced that IQ Information Quality has licensed ControlCase Data Discovery (CDD) to help clients achieve compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) by finding unauthorized or undocumented credit and debit card data within their systems. MarketWire

Building Contractor Optimism Shifts Purchasing Priorities and Channel Selection, According to L.E.K. Consulting Study
Renewed optimism has residential contractors projecting revenue growth during the coming years, which is changing their strategies for how they bid jobs, select products and where they shop for building products. L.E.K. Consulting's third Contractor Behavior Survey finds that shifting contractor behaviors will have an impact on building products manufacturers and the channel. MarketWire

Gold Dynamics Completes Airborne Survey, Timmins, Ontario
Gold Dynamics Corp. (GLDN) (OTCBB: GLDN)(OTCQB: GLDN) ( - MarketWire

BMO Nesbitt Burns Extends Commitment to PriceMetrix ValueOne(TM) Practice Intelligence Solution
BMO Nesbitt Burns, a premium full-service wealth management firm, recently entered into a multi-year agreement with PriceMetrix Inc., a practice intelligence solutions company that helps wealth management firms and their advisors enhance productivity and increase firm profitability. MarketWire

Cambridge Catering Continues to Help Displaced Residents on Staten Island
Manhattan-based corporate caterer Cambridge Catering, from the moment Sandy struck, mobilized to help those in need. MarketWire

United States Diagnostics Standards (USDS) Appoints Christopher Singer as CEO
United States Diagnostics Standards (USDS), the independent review body for medical diagnostics, today announced that it has appointed Christopher Singer to serve as CEO MarketWire

Prezi Zooms Globally
Prezi, the zooming presentation that makes sharing ideas fun and engaging, launched localized websites in Spanish, Japanese and Korean languages today. The new websites will bolster adoption among the Spanish, Japanese and Korean-speaking communities, making it even easier to share big ideas and make an impact worldwide MarketWire

Parranda Plans to Power a "Greater Puerto Rico"
A new social network dubbed "Parranda" -- the name of a popular Puerto Rican Christmas tradition -- is hoping to gather Puerto Ricans on the island and throughout the world to "remap, remake, and remobilize the Greater Puerto Rico." MarketWire

Epicor Recognized as a Leader in the Nucleus Research ERP Value Matrix
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced it has been positioned by Nucleus Research in the "Leader" quadrant of the 2012 second half Technology Value Matrix for ERP vendors based on evaluation of its next-generation Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.(1) MarketWire

Elance Predicts 2013 Will Be the Year of the Freelancer
Elance, the world's leading platform for online work, today released its 2013 Online Work Predictions, forecasting the hotspots and key drivers of online work, a category which is expected to more than double in 2013. MarketWire

Avanade Expands Leadership Team With Two Executive Appointments to Fuel Next Stage of Growth
Avanade®, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced it added two C-level executives to its management team. Avanade named Florin Rotar as its first Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO) and Stella Goulet as its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) MarketWire

Charles Communications Associates and Cornerstone Communications, Ltd. Announce Strategic Alliance
Two of the wine industry's most respected marketing communications firms, Charles Communications Associates headquartered in San Francisco and Cornerstone Communications, Ltd. in New York City, have announced a strategic alliance MarketWire

New Sage 500 ERP 2013 Increases Productivity, Simplifies Processes and Reduces Costs
Sage North America announced today the availability of Sage 500 ERP 2013, an integrated suite of robust and proven business applications, with an open design that helps midsized and large businesses adapt their management solution to their business needs. MarketWire

Therapeutic Solutions International Inc. Announces New Distribution Agreement With Serene Medikal of Turkey
Therapeutic Solutions International, Inc. (OTCQB: TSOI) announced today the signing of an agreement with Serene Medikal Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi, a dental supply company headquartered in Izmir Turkey for the distribution of Therapeutic Solutions International's AMPSA products in Turkey. MarketWire

MMRGlobal Receives Notice of Allowance for Seventh Patent Adding 27 Claims to Its Patented Method and System for Providing Online Medical Records
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and MMRPro document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced that it has received another Notice of Allowance, U.S. Serial No. 13/352,045, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences to Protect Energy Stations in Sweden
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today that its evidentiary smartDNA platform has been adopted by Vattenfall Eldistribution AB (subsidiary of Vattenfall AB) to protect copper assets located in Energy stations throughout Sweden MarketWire

TiVo Uncovers: 'Elementary' Series Premiere Promos Most Effective Among Fall 2012 New Shows
TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc. (TRA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), today announced audience measurement results identifying how effectively on-air broadcast television promos running during the six weeks prior to the 2012 Fall season series premieres drove viewers to watch MarketWire

TELEHOUSE America and CDNetworks Partner to Provide Premier Content Delivery Services to Russia
TELEHOUSE America (, the United States' leading provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces today that CDNetworks will provide its premier content delivery services to the Russian market MarketWire

Sales Lead Management Association Names LeadMD CEO Justin Gray as One of the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management for 2012
LeadMD, a consulting services company specializing in marketing automation and CRM, today announced that Justin Gray, CEO of LeadMD, has been honored as one of the Sales and Lead Management Association's (SLMA) 2012 Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales and Lead Management. The annual award consisted of open nominations, leaving the voting up to SLMA members MarketWire

Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon Presents Innovative Breast Implant Technology
Dr. Michael Schwartz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks, was one of the first surgeons in the United States to offer the recently FDA-approved Sientra® breast implants. Due to his status as a recognized leader in the field of breast augmentation, he has become both a speaker and an educator for the Sientra® brand. This past October, Dr MarketWire

New miiCard DirectID Check Allows SMBs and Professionals to Perform Bank-Level ID Proofing Purely Online
Online identity verification company miiCard today launched DirectID Check, a hosted identity service for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that require identity proofing of clients. Now, businesses that want to offer a full suite of professional services online can quickly and easily verify their customers' identities to the level of an offline photo ID check MarketWire

Registration Opens for UNIT4 Connects 2013; UNIT4 Business Software's Annual User Conference
UNIT4 Business Software (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: UNIT4) - MarketWire

Oracle Buys DataRaker
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Nirvanix Selects Violin Memory Flash Storage Arrays for Public and Private Cloud Deployments
Violin Memory, provider of a new class of high-performance flash-based storage systems, has been selected by Nirvanix for its public Cloud Storage Network spanning 10 data centers around the world. Violin's purpose-built Flash Memory Arrays have increased performance for customers by up to 15 times and enabled Nirvanix to expand its business into new markets MarketWire

Wrapp Friend-to-Friend Marketing Platform Helps PayPal Stimulate Adoption of Mobile Payments Service in Sweden
Wrapp, whose mobile gifting app lets you celebrate the people in your social graph with free and paid gift cards, today announced that its friend-to-friend marketing platform is now being used by PayPal to win new customers in Sweden. MarketWire

Gigya Launches SocialPrivacy(TM) Certification in Collaboration With Future of Privacy Forum
Gigya, the leading provider of social infrastructure for business today announced the launch of SocialPrivacy™ Certification. The new certification will enable businesses to verify that they follow approved social network guidelines and industry best practices for managing consumer social data MarketWire

Mashery Meets Urgent Mobile Business and Technology Need for APIs With New Executive Appointments
Mashery, the leader in API Management platforms and services, today announced it has appointed John Oberon, VP, Engineering and Julie Gibbs, VP, Marketing, to help expand Mashery's operations for the current unprecedented business adoption of APIs, and to help more companies easily manage the urgent complexity of scaling apps and APIs in the enterprise, internally or externally. MarketWire

Gigya Forms Privacy and Safety Advisory Board With Leading Privacy Experts From the Future of Privacy Forum, ConnectSafely, and Stanford University
Gigya, the leading provider of social infrastructure for business, today announced that it has formed the Gigya Privacy and Safety Advisory Board with distinguished privacy experts from the Future of Privacy Forum, ConnectSafely, and Stanford University MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. Declares Dividend
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV), makers of the innovative LiveWire Energy™ Chew products, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend payable to stockholders of record on January 18, 2013 ("Record Date"). MarketWire

W. P. Carey Announces Quarterly Distribution
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) reported today that its Board of Directors had increased its fourth quarter 2012 cash distribution to $0.66 per share, which equates to an annualized rate of $2.64. Payable on January 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2012, this marks the Company's 47th consecutive dividend increase. MarketWire

TIE Kinetix Predicts Rapid SaaS Adoption Will Level the Marketing Playing Field for SMBs
TIE Kinetix®, a software solutions company that facilitates every step of the e-commerce lifecycle, predicts that enterprise technology such as content syndication will level the playing field for SMBs in 2013. The shift to cloud and SaaS-based solutions will make it possible for SMBs to market content more effectively, affordably and compete with bigger players MarketWire

Rainmaker Appoints Donald J. Massaro as President and CEO
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMKR), a leading global cloud e-Commerce company, today announced the appointment of Donald J. Massaro as President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the company's Board of Directors effective December 11, 2012. MarketWire

Recently Retired 4-Star Military Leaders Join RallyPoint Advisory Board
Launched just one month ago, RallyPoint today announced two new members to its corporate board of advisors, General Norton A. Schwartz -- formerly the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Air Force -- and Admiral John C. Harvey, the 54th Chief of Naval Personnel, and 31st Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command. MarketWire

Reno Plastic Surgeon Uses SmartLipo for Fat Reduction and Skin Tightening
Dr. Tiffany McCormack, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Reno, offers the latest advancement in liposuction: SmartLipo™. Using laser energy to reduce fat pockets and create a more toned, contoured appearance, Dr. McCormack says the liposuction alternative can reduce recovery time and bruising commonly linked to the traditional liposuction procedure. MarketWire

Sacramento Plastic Surgeon Focuses on Techniques of Predictable Healing
Dr. Charles Perry, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, is concerned not only with the results his patients achieve, but also their overall health and comfort. During any surgical procedure, Dr. Perry and the rest of his team at Chrysalis Cosmetics make it their priority to help ensure patient recovery is as easy and painless as possible. MarketWire

Credit Sesame Announces Credit Monitoring of Largest US Credit Bureau Data
Credit Sesame, the consumer's credit and loan expert, launched the first true free credit monitoring service that uses data from the largest U.S. credit bureau, Experian. Available now, the new service will track a consumer's credit activity and send alerts when important changes occur, allowing consumers to take action to protect and improve their good financial standing and credit score. MarketWire

Schawk, Inc. Appoints Michael Larkin Vice President of Business Development
Schawk, Inc. (NYSE: SGK), a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers, announced that it has appointed Michael Larkin to the position of vice president of business development. MarketWire

Deadline Approaching for Medical Device and MDDS Companies Seeking Funding at SEMDA 2013
There is less than one month remaining for medical device and medical device data system (MDDS) companies seeking funding to apply to present at the Southeastern Medical Device Association's (SEMDA) 7th annual conference. The Conference will be held February 19-20, 2013, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta. MarketWire

BrightTALK Announces Integration With Marketo
BrightTALK, a market leading engagement platform provider where professionals view and share webinars and videos relevant to their communities, today announced it now integrates with Marketo, a provider of cloud-based marketing automation software MarketWire

The X PRIZE Foundation and LEGO Announce Winners of 2012 MoonBots Challenge
The X PRIZE Foundation and LEGO Group announced today the winners of MoonBots 2012: A Google Lunar X PRIZE LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Challenge MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces $150 Million Add-On Offering of 9.750% Senior Notes Due 2020
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") announced today that it has launched a private offering ("Offering"), which is subject to market conditions, of an additional $150 million in principal amount of its 9 MarketWire

Igloo Holdings Corporation Announces Offering of Senior PIK Toggle Notes Due 2017
Igloo Holdings Corporation (the "Company") today announced that it intends to offer $350 million in aggregate principal amount of senior PIK toggle notes due 2017 (the "Notes") in a private placement, subject to market and other conditions. The Company is the indirect parent company of Interactive Data Corporation. MarketWire

Drobo Continues to Launch "The Future of Storage" With New Networked Drobo 5N
Drobo, maker of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced the Drobo 5N, the latest in their new lineup of ultra-modern, high-performance storage systems MarketWire

AXION Enters Construction and Equipment Mat Market With STRUXURE(TM) Mats That Prove Successful in Application
AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX™ rail ties and STRUXURE™ building products, announced today that it has launched a new product line, STRUXURE™ Construction and Equipment Mats. STRUXURE™ Construction Mats have been installed and in use by Northeast Remsco Construction, Inc MarketWire

Implant Sciences Adds Director to Oversee Worldwide Service Organization for Growing Installed Base of Quantum Sniffers
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced it has hired industry veteran Mark Edgeworth as Director of Field Service and Technical Training. MarketWire

Sempra Energy Completes First Phase of Nevada Solar Power Facility, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) (San Diego, California) announced the completion of Phase I of its Copper Mountain Solar 2 facility in Boulder City, Nevada, on Tuesday, December 11 MarketWire

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Buys Pratt & Whitney Power Systems From United Technologies, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- At the start of this week, there were rumors around the trade show floor at Power-Gen International that Pratt & Whitney was being bought out MarketWire

Hydroxycut(TM) Encourages Dieters to Integrate Technology Into Their Weight Loss Strategy
Chicago Tribune has released an article about a new personal training app. One of many technological weight loss aids on the market, this app assists individuals with tracking their workouts, food consumption, and even sleep MarketWire

Cosmetic Dentist in St. Louis on Porcelain Restorations
According to Dr. Jack Griffin, Jr., "Porcelain restorations are the standard in cosmetic dentistry, and in this day of heightened cosmetic awareness, [dentists] are held to higher cosmetic standards than at any time in dental history." As a leader in the art of cosmetic restorations, Dr MarketWire

Facial Plastic Surgery: Richmond Plastic Surgeon Reveals the Benefits and Techniques
At his Richmond plastic surgery practice, Dr. Neil Zemmel offers a number of facial rejuvenation treatments -- both surgical and nonsurgical -- that can dramatically reduce signs of aging and fatigue. He says surgical procedures typically produce a greater change in appearance and are ideal for patients seeking a refreshed, vibrant appearance. MarketWire

Houston Plastic Surgeon Launches Compatible Mobile Website
Dr. Sam Sukkar, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, has recently launched a mobile version of his practice's website. The newly-responsive site now formats to a user-friendly interface on smartphones, tablets, and any other electronic devices that have access to the Internet. Dr MarketWire

Chicago Dentists Create Smile Makeovers for Your Next Big Day
The restorative and cosmetic dentists at Dental Implant Associates seek to improve not only the health but also the appearance of their patients' smiles. With a smile makeover, patients of this Chicago dentistry practice can have their dull, stained, or broken teeth rejuvenated MarketWire

Orlando Plastic Surgeon Adopts Innovative Tool for Patient Education
Dr. James A Matas, a practitioner of Orlando plastic surgery, has integrated state-of-the-art TouchMD technology into his practice. TouchMD is an innovative device designed to increase patient education, which seeks to make the most of a patient's time while at a doctor's office. The software's mission aligns with Dr MarketWire

Transforming Your Bedroom Into a Stylish, Functional Retreat
(Family Features) In today's busy, on-the-go world, having a haven to come home to is a must. And for many people, that sanctuary is the bedroom. MarketWire

Celebrate the Holidays With Seafood
(Family Features) The holidays are the perfect time to gather with your nearest and dearest to create lasting memories. But who says you have to follow the same traditions as in years past? For a fresh take on the holidays, celebrate with a Spanish-inspired feast of seafood. MarketWire

Holiday Wine Traditions and Recipes
(Family Features) The holidays are the quintessential time to both enjoy and share wine. In fact, the right wine adds elegance to any holiday occasion and plays an important role as a gift, an entertaining staple, and a key recipe ingredient for celebration dishes throughout the season. MarketWire

Dish Up a Tangy-Sweet Salad
(Family Features) Perfect for any season, Baby Beets and Greens Salad showcases earthy beets, tangy goat cheese and toasted nuts in bright, citrus-beet vinaigrette. Don't be intimidated -- it takes just a few minutes to prep and serve this show-stopper. MarketWire

A Deliciously Different Holiday Meal
(Family Features) Who says you have to wait until the end of the meal for a taste of chocolate? Make this holiday season unforgettable for family and friends by adding a sweet touch to each course of the holiday meal, from appetizer to entrée and even your wine. MarketWire

French Toast for a Crowd
(Family Features) This simple-to-make recipe lets you make French toast for a crowd without standing by the stovetop and flipping individual pieces. Each "muffin" can be served as is, or presented more elegantly out of its foil liner, accompanied by drizzled maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream. Get more recipes at MarketWire

Hand-Crafted Holidays
(Family Features) Plates of melt-in-your-mouth cookies; baskets of warm, spiced breads; tins of dark, creamy fudge... the holidays are full of delicious and inspired ways to share the spirit of the season. If you're planning on making sweet holiday gifts this year, why not add an element of style by presenting your goodies in a hand-crafted holiday gift basket that's easy to make and fun to give MarketWire

Ame Launches in Hong Kong -- The First-Ever Virtual and Physical Luxury Shoe Club in Asia, Looks to Follow on ShoeDazzle Success in the USA
Amé Groupe Limited today announces the launch of its digitally-advanced and personalized stylist experience for shoe-lovers in Hong Kong -- Amé -- the first-ever virtual and physical luxury shoe club in Asia. MarketWire

What Next for Peace Operations? "PEACE OPERATIONS 2025"
Will there still be any peace operations at all in 10 or 15 years' time? And who will fund them? Who will send troops? Will the world be even more conflict-ridden than it already is? And what role will UNO and the UN Security Council be playing then? MarketWire

Gunvor Closes Oversubscribed USD $1.16 Billion Revolving Credit Facility
Gunvor Group ("Gunvor Group" or the "Company") has signed its USD $1,160,000,000 Revolving Credit Facility (the "Facility") in favour of Gunvor International B.V. ("Gunvor International") and Gunvor SA, (together the "Borrowers"). The Facility, oversubscribed by 45 percent, draws on an expanded pool of banks, as Gunvor continues to see new support for its operations. MarketWire

Wartsila to Supply Major Power Plant to Mozambique - Biggest Gas Fuelled Plant Ever to Be Installed in the Country
Wärtsilä has demonstrated its capability to provide competitive and comprehensive turnkey power plants with outstanding operational efficiency and minimum environmental impact. Furthermore, Wärtsilä has excellent track record in project management and fast track delivery of power plants as well as operation and maintenance services. MarketWire

Jebsen & Jessen Communications Enhances Guest Experience and Staff Mobility at Pan Pacific Singapore
Jebsen & Jessen Communications (JJC), a leading business communication specialist, has implemented the first full IP telephony solution from Avaya in the Singapore hospitality industry at Pan Pacific Singapore, managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) MarketWire

plan4business: Finding the Right Site in Europe
A new steel mill is not simply created in some open countrysite. The operators have clear requirements for their future site. The foundation soil must be suitable for the weight of the mill and have the desired size. An appropriate infrastructure is also needed. Due to the various and different planning bases in Europe, a transnational search for the right premises is complex. MarketWire

Ericsson: 10 hot consumer trends for 2013

Mauna Kea Technologies and FUJIFILM Announce Regulatory Approval for Cellvizio(R) in China for Gastroenterology and Pulmonology
Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, announced today that Cellvizio® has received State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) approval in China, one of the fastest growing, largest medical device markets in the world MarketWire

Centamin PLC: Suspension of operations

Accredited Business Consolidators Corp. Provides General Business Update
Accredited Business Consolidators Corp. (OTCQB: ACDU) provides this update to its shareholders in response to inquiries. MarketWire

Weinberg Capital Group Announces Acquisition of Overton Chicago Gear, by Newly Formed H-D Manufacturing
Weinberg Capital Group (WCG) has partnered with The Riverside Company (Riverside) and Hicks Equity Partners (Hicks) to acquire Overton Chicago Gear Corporation (Overton), a manufacturer and distributor of large diameter, precision gears serving the wind power, energy exploration, mining, locomotive, marine and steel and steel processing industries MarketWire

Foreclosure Activity Decreases 3 Percent in November According to RealtyTrac(R) U.S. Foreclosure Market Report
RealtyTrac® (, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for November 2012, which shows foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions -- were reported on 180,817 U.S MarketWire

Statoil's share saving plan allocates shares
The shares purchased by DNB on behalf ofStatoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 10December 2012 for use in the group's share saving plan have on 12 December2012been distributed to the employees in accordance with their savings amount.Following this, the share saving plan has 8,675,317 shares. MarketWire

Global Income Fund Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan
Global Income Fund, Inc. (OTCQB: GIFD) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors, after careful consideration and based on the recommendation of a special committee comprised solely of the independent directors, by the unanimous vote of the directors present, adopted a shareholder rights plan (the "Plan") MarketWire

Cosmetic Dentist in Saratoga Springs Says Dental Implants Are Preferred to Dentures
According to a recent study from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), 26% of all American adults have lost all of their permanent teeth by age 74. The AAOMS study also shows that 69% of adults between the age of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth due to accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. Dr MarketWire

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces Quarterly Preferred Dividend of $0.5391 per Share
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the "Company" or "ARI") (NYSE: ARI) today announced the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend on the Company's 8.625% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock of $0.5391 per share for the quarterly period ending on January 15, 2013 MarketWire

NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership Announces Fourth Quarter Distribution
(NYSE MKT: NLP) -- NTS Realty Holdings Limited Partnership (the "Company") announced today that the board of directors of its managing general partner, NTS Realty Capital, Inc., approved a quarterly distribution of $0.05 per unit on the Company's limited partnership units MarketWire

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Earnings and Financial Update
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: BCV) today reported earnings, financial highlights and certain portfolio information for the twelve months ended October 31, 2012: MarketWire

Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for the Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended September 30, 2012
Both physical and digital Recorded Music revenue grew in the quarter Digital Recorded Music revenue growth more than offset physical decline in the fiscal year Adjusted OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA margin expanded in the quarter and fiscal year Positive Free Cash Flow of $80 million for the quarter and $151 million for the fiscal year Warner Music Group Corp MarketWire

PROS - Announces the completion of the subsequent offering
PROS - Announces the completion of the subsequent offering GlobeNewswire

David Morgan of Interviews Todd Anthony of First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSX: FR) - Video Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 13, 2012 - David Morgan, founder of and publisher of the Morgan Report, interviews Todd Anthony, Director of Investor Relations for First Majestic Silver at the Silver Summit in Spokane, Washington. GlobeNewswire

Dr. Reddy's launches the recommended Public Cash Offer for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of OctoPlus N.V.
This is a joint press release by Reddy Netherlands B.V. (the "Offeror"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. ("Dr. Reddy's"), Dr. Reddy's and OctoPlus N.V GlobeNewswire

On his Weekly Video Commentary "How I See It", Ted Ohashi Explains Why the Average Investor Underperforms
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 13, 2012 - A new weekly video commentary on the website is "How I See It" by Ted Ohashi. This week Ted talks about the average investor's tendency to underperform the markets and why this happens. GlobeNewswire

INC Research Reaches Major Trusted Process® Milestone with 500th QuickStart® Camp
Longevity of QuickStart® Camp Approach Demonstrates the Value of Global CRO's Proven Clinical Trial Outsourcing Methodology GlobeNewswire

Application for a special audit on Alma Media overruled
Alma Media Corporation  Stock Exchange Release  December 13, 2012 at 17:30 (EET) GlobeNewswire

Forest Whitaker's PeaceEarth Foundation and UNESCO Juba launch the Youth Peacemaker Network in South Sudan
Youth peacemaker network to harness technology to promote peace-building capacities among South Sudanese youth with the support of Ericsson, and Zain GlobeNewswire

Ultra Low-Power Devices from STMicroelectronics Enhance Portable Technology for Healthcare, Safety, Security and More
First in new family of comparators offers industry-leading power consumption and speed for faster performance and longer battery life GlobeNewswire

Teekay LNG Partners Orders Two LNG Newbuildings; Intends to Charter on Long-Term Contracts
HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2012) - Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (NYSE: TGP) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CO., LTD GlobeNewswire


MarketExclusive: Mobivity - Local Advertising's Online Future
MarketExclusive: Mobivity - Local Advertising's Online Future GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil signs agreement to sell its retail stations in Poland to Shell
Neste Oil Corporation  Press release 13 Dec 2012 at 3.00 pm (EET) GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Spotlights the Impact of Personalized Medicine on Pharmaceutical R&D
New report details the potential advantages and challenges for the pharma industry as it implements strategies for personalized medicine GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Online Resource Offers Key Trends in Scientific Research and Performance Analysis Utilizes Industry Leading Bibliometrics to Provide Unique Perspectives on Emerging Scientific Trends GlobeNewswire

Corio successfully placed € 85 m bond issue
Corio has successfully placed a bond issue under the EMTN program of € 85 m maturing in 2022. GlobeNewswire

Sweet & Maxwell Launches First Online-Only Encyclopedia of U.K. Law
Westlaw UK Insight will aim to cover the entire law of the United Kingdom; encyclopedia integrates with Social Media Platforms GlobeNewswire

Class action complaint filed against Nokia in May 2012 has been dismissed
Nokia CorporationStock exchange releaseDecember 13, 2012 at 13.00 (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

Stonesoft: Top security threats in 2013
Stonesoft predicts in 2013 the world will experience more unseen and unknown targeted cyber attacks, espionage and hacktivism GlobeNewswire

Ahlstrom completes its release paper range for premium self-adhesive graphics
Ahlstrom Corporation PRESS RELEASE December 13, 2012 at 12.00Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has completed its range of Silco(TM) Flat release papers for Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) graphics, with the addition of newly developed products for the most demanding graphics applications and for plotter cut films. GlobeNewswire

Bellona and Norske Skog are working for a better environment
Norske Skog and the environmental foundation Bellona have signed a partnership agreement to create a more environmentally-friendly supply chain. During the last 20 years, Norske Skog has made significant investments to rationalise energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions GlobeNewswire

Handelsbanken: New Macro Forecast: Emerging Asia versus submerging Europe
Global recovery but Southern Europe in 1930s depression GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä to supply major power plant to Mozambique - biggest gas fuelled plant ever to be installed in the country
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 13 December 2012, at 9.50 am EET GlobeNewswire

10 hot consumer trends for 2013
Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified some of the most important consumer trends for the coming year The cloud reshaping consumer needs and women driving the smartphone market are some of the important trends Young people's behavior changes society and the internet gets put to new use in times of economic uncertainty         GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä wins a EUR 138 million power plant contract from Mozambique
Wärtsilä Corporation, Company announcement, 13 December 2012 at 9.45 am EET GlobeNewswire

Yara International ASA: Timing of Yara quarterly reports

TGS Commences 3D Multi-client Seismic Survey Offshore Northwest Australia
PERTH, AUSTRALIA (13 December 2012) - TGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client seismic survey, The Three Bears, which covers 460 km2 in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore NW Australia. GlobeNewswire

Wessanen postponing the divestment of its US subsidiary ABC
In June, Wessanen announced that it had started the divestment process of its US subsidiary ABC. Following a comprehensive process, which showed a good level of interest from strategic and financial parties alike, Wessanen has concluded that the bids received to date do not adequately reflect ABC's fundamental value GlobeNewswire

Sika reinforces position in Latin America by acquiring market leader in Paraguay
Sika AG /Sika reinforces position in Latin America by acquiring market leader in Paraguay. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Orkla ASA: Mandatory notification of trade - options
On 12 December 2012, in connection with Orkla`s former option programme, 45,000 options in Orkla-shares were exercised at a strike price of NOK 44.86 per share. The total number of options issued is now 20,516,500. GlobeNewswire

Notification in accordance with the Finnish Securities Market Act Chapter 2 § 9: Changes in Investor AB's ownership in Wärtsilä
Wärtsilä Corporation Company announcement 13.12.2012 at 16.30 EET GlobeNewswire

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