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MTA2013 Supports Singapore's Position as Asian Hub of Choice for Global Aerospace Manufacturers
Asia's aviation industry has witnessed strong growth in recent years, and is predicted to progress even more in the future. The opening of the Rolls Royce facility in Singapore earlier in February this year is testament to the growing confidence manufacturing veterans have in Asia's capabilities to manufacturing high-quality parts ACN Newswire

Endurance Appoints John L. O'Connor as Chief Operations Officer
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - December 17, 2012 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that John L ACN Newswire

Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund IV, LDC Becomes a Strategic Shareholder of Tongda Group
Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund IV, LDC ("TSEMF IV") announced that it has become a strategic shareholder in Tongda Group Holdings Limited ("Tongda Group" or the "Group") (Stock Code: 698), an industry-leading company in in-mould lamination (IML) technology in China ACN Newswire

IMF's Zhu Min: 6.8% GDP Growth Forecast for Emerging Asia in 2013
Developing countries will continue to be Asia's "main driving force" in the coming year, with growth in those nations likely to expand by about 6.8 per cent, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Zhu Min."For emerging Asia, we forecast a roughly 6.1 per cent GDP growth rate for this year, and we see even stronger growth for next year around 6 ACN Newswire

China Yurun Food Group Limited Share Acquisition
China Yurun Food Group Limited ("Yurun Food" or the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") (SEHK: 1068) would like to announce that each of Mr. Yu Zhangli, the Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Li Shibao, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, has acquired 89,000 shares in the Company respectively at a price ranging from HK$5.57 to HK$5 ACN Newswire

Benakat Petroleum (BIPI) Receives Shareholder Approval to Acquire Astrindo (AMI)
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MarketExclusive.com - Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi" Sells Stock
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Reduced Q3 Job Advertising Levels in Korea - Robert Walters Asia Job Index
Robert Walters, one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies, has launched its Asia Job Index for Q3 2012.The Robert Walters Asia Job Index tracks advertisement volumes for professional positions across the leading job boards and national newspapers in South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan ACN Newswire

Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, P.C. Attorney Discusses Post November 2012 Election Immigration Proposals
In recent months, there have been bills introduced in the House of Representatives to create a visa program to grant permanent resident status to immigrants with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, fields, immigration proposals with significant bi-partisan support in concept, and which are well short of any comprehensive immigration reform. MarketWire

SolarWinds Issues Global Caution on Networks at Risk
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today cautioned that accelerating trends to 'bring your own device' (BYOD) and inadequate mobile device management (MDM) are placing corporate networks at risk globally. MarketWire

Nikkei 225 Closes High as Shinzo Abe Reclaims Japanese Premiership -- City Index Asia
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Zyme Solutions Declares Channelinsight Lawsuit Baseless
Zyme Solutions announced today that a lawsuit filed by InfoNow (also known as Channelinsight) against Zyme for patent infringement is without merit, and that the company views the lawsuit as a tactical response by Channelinsight to a steady stream of customer defections. MarketWire

Coca-Cola FEMSA Announces Change of Address
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL) (NYSE: KOF), the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world, is pleased to inform that as of today, we will change our address and phone numbers, we would kindly ask you to update our contact data. MarketWire

U.S. Concrete Sells Arizona Precast Operations
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Smith Precast., Inc., a Delaware corporation, completed the sale of substantially all of its assets for $4.27 million in cash and the assumption of certain obligations by Jensen Enterprises, Inc., dba Jensen Precast, a Nevada corporation. MarketWire

CoActiv Expands Its Office Products Group With Key Personnel Changes
Leader in equipment leasing, CoActiv Capital Partners, Inc. (CoActiv), a subsidiary of Element Financial Corporation, announced today the hiring of Mr. Patrick Neary as Senior Vice President and Business Unit Manager for the Office Products Group. In a related move, Mr MarketWire

Wreaths Across America Honors 420,000 Veterans
Wreaths Across America, along with nearly 200,000 volunteers across the country and overseas at 825 locations, placed 420,000 remembrance wreaths on the headstones of our nation's fallen military on Saturday in celebration of National Wreaths Across America Day MarketWire

WesternU, University of La Verne Sign Nursing Linkage Agreement
Western University of Health Sciences and the University of La Verne celebrated the beginning of a new partnership. MarketWire

Zephyr Real Estate Hosts "Elevate Your Business" Workshop
Zephyr Real Estate recently hosted a business-building workshop, "Elevate Your Business," featuring guest speaker, Heidi Sloss. Sloss, author of the best-selling book, Fortune Is in the Follow-up®, is an acclaimed sales expert who teaches business owners, consultants and independent sales agents how to grow a thriving business in any economy. MarketWire

CNH Announces Results of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
CNH Global N.V. confirmed that an extraordinary meeting of shareholders was convened today in The Netherlands. At the meeting the Company's shareholders approved: MarketWire

The San Diego Chapter of the American Marketing Association Announces a "Fireside Chat With Pandora Internet Radio" President Dan Weiner
The San Diego American Marketing Association (AMA) announces the first signature event of 2013 will be a discussion with Pandora's Internet Radio vice president Dan Weiner on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. MarketWire

'Government Control of News' Reveals U.S. Censorship Threats
In his new book, "Government Control of News: A Constitutional Challenge" (http://tinyurl.com/9al7srv), former NBC-TV legal counsel Corydon B. Dunham chronicles the government's censorship of broadcast news. He warns of a pending proposal that could renew television and radio news censorship and increase official control of local news content. MarketWire

Carrington Holding Company Names Christopher Whalen to Head Investment Banking Operations for Carrington Investment Services
Carrington Holding Company, LLC (Carrington) today announced that well-known banking industry veteran Christopher Whalen will head its investment banking operations as Executive Vice President, Managing Director for Carrington Investment Services, LLC MarketWire

Omega Commercial Finance Corporation Signs Purchase Agreement for Corporate Headquarters Location Which Also Contains Prime Retail Space
Omega Commercial Finance Corporation trading under ticker symbol (OTCQB: OCFN) has just signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire a 12,000sq/ft mix-use property that is currently under restoration in the heart of iconic South Beach located on Washington Ave MarketWire

Continental Materials Corporation Reports Settlement of Pikeview Litigation
Continental Materials Corporation (NYSE MKT: CUO) today reported that on December 13, 2012 Continental Materials Corporation ("the Company") and its subsidiary, Castle Concrete Company ("Castle"), reached a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Company against its insurance carrier in November, 2010 MarketWire

C2 Awarded Contract With Anaheim Convention Center
C2, the largest independent print and business solutions firm in Southern California, has been awarded the contract to provide Anaheim Convention Center attendees with premier print, shipping and general procurement, fulfillment and distribution solutions to address their conference needs MarketWire

Lighting Science(R) Appoints Jeremy Cage as New CEO
Lighting Science Group Corporation® (OTCQB: LSCG), a global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today the appointment of Jeremy Cage as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2013 MarketWire

Mattersight Announces New Private Sector University Customer
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) today announced the signing of a new customer, which is among the largest private sector universities in the United States. The customer has engaged Mattersight to deploy Behavioral Analytics in its Admissions area. MarketWire

For 2013, Resolve to Make Fitness a Family Affair
The holidays offer special opportunities for family time: parties, visits from relatives, holiday traditions and more. But the child fitness experts at My Gym Children's Fitness Center say that the New Year also brings an opportunity for family time -- if parents and caregivers resolve to schedule regular time with their children for active play and other fitness activities. MarketWire

Truffles at Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers Italian Cuisine
Throughout the month of December, the Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers luxury Cairo hotel is welcoming guests to indulge in the unique flavors and award-winning cuisine of Italian chef Federico Villoni. Creating one-of-a-kind truffle-infused dishes at the hotel's Italian restaurant, Leonardo, Villoni will inspire you to see, touch, smell and taste every nuance in his dishes MarketWire

Focus on Freshness at Aqua e Luce
There has been a renaissance at Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers' Aqua e Luce restaurant in Cairo, Egypt, which has been reborn with a new identity. The new Aqua e Luce features an emphasis on FRESH -- fresh ideas and creations (some of which are unique to the Cairo dining scene), and fresh produce with from throughout the globe, including the Mediterranean from France's Côte d'Azur. MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: New Corporate Strategy to Change the Way the World Goes Around
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (FRANKFURT WM7; WKN A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the unveiling of the Company's strategy to roll out its revolutionary Moto-Meter and unique Yes service into untapped global markets MarketWire

Blue Coat to Acquire Crossbeam Systems
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in Web security and optimization, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Crossbeam Systems, Inc., a proven leader in delivering scalable network security. The acquisition brings together two market leaders that deliver complementary technologies to scale and secure the world's largest and most complex networks MarketWire

WPCS Reports 2nd Quarter FY2013 Results
WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, today announced financial results for the fiscal year 2013 second quarter ended October 31, 2012. In the second quarter, the WPCS domestic and international operation centers generated EBITDA of approximately $1.4 million on revenue of $9.9 million MarketWire

FNB Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend 2013
FNB Bancorp (OTCQB: FNBG), the holding company for First National Bank of Northern California, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of eight cents per share on the Company's Common Stock totaling approximately $295,835.56. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of January 31, 2013. MarketWire

TransUnion Survey Finds More Than Half of Americans Resolve to Commit to Financial Fitness in 2013
With only a week until Christmas, many consumers are still out buying and wrapping gifts for loved ones, but TransUnion finds that more than half of Americans are already looking ahead to 2013 and to achieving their financial resolutions in the New Year. MarketWire

Rural/Metro Wins 911 Ambulance Award in Knox County, Tennessee
Rural/Metro Corporation, a leading national provider of ambulance and private fire protection services, announced today it has been awarded the exclusive, long-term contract to continue providing emergency ambulance services in Knox County, Tennessee. The award followed a unanimous vote today of the Knox County Commission. MarketWire

Jewelry Factory Commends Customer Honesty
On Saturday, December 15th, The Jewelry Factory in Hackensack was greeted with a Christmas surprise. Mr. and Mrs. Scholtheiss had come into the Jewelry Factory on December 2nd to upgrade their diamond, however the customer was inadvertently sent home with the new diamond as well as the diamond they had exchanged MarketWire

Roseville Player Wins $105,136 at Red Hawk Casino
A Red Hawk Rewards Club member won $105,136 while playing Wheel of Fortune® Double Diamond 2X Fire 25 cent slot machine at Red Hawk Casino this weekend. MarketWire

BMO Harris Bank Announces Donation to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund
BMO Harris Bank announced today the donation of $10,000 to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, which has been established by the United Way of Western Connecticut to help support the families affected by Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. MarketWire

Mountain America Credit Union's 'Swing for the Kids' Raises $100,000 for Primary Children's Medical Center
The Mountain America Swing for the Kids Challenge raised $100,000 for Primary Children's Medical Center in 2012, bringing the nine-year-old golf fundraiser within striking distance in 2013 of $1 million in total donations to the hospital MarketWire

Give the Gift of Higher Education This Holiday Season
ScholarShare, California's 529 college savings program, can relieve some of the stress of holiday shopping by recommending the perfect present for a young person in your life -- either starting or contributing to a college savings account in their name. MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Agrees to Sell Florida Shoppers
Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its Florida Shoppers operations, The Flyer®, to Coda Media Corp. for gross proceeds of approximately $2 million in the form of a secured promissory note, subject to working capital adjustments MarketWire

View Systems Teams With Brazilian Firm Armorin
View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a rapidly growing provider of security products for schools, banks and government institutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Armorin, LLC, a security solutions and armored cars service provider, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America MarketWire

Holiday Entertaining & Gifting Ideas
'Tis the season to entertain and gift! MarketWire

Mark-Taylor Fundraiser Helps Keep Families From Homelessness
During this holiday season, Mark-Taylor is thankful for the opportunity to share its blessings with those less fortunate, in particular families facing economic crisis. MarketWire

UPDATE: Chris Harrison, Host of ABC-TV's "The Bachelor," Unveils Newest Member of the Rose Family -- The Palazzo Rose
Amid a display of 6,500 roses, Chris Harrison, host of ABC-TV's "The Bachelor," led the unveiling of the newest variety of red rose, called The Palazzo Rose, after the Las Vegas resort MarketWire

Gas Tax, Road Tolls Imperative to U.S. Road, Tunnel & Bridge Markets, According to SBI Energy
There is a growing disconnect on both the federal and state levels between the amount of money being generated from fees paid by users of the U.S. road system and the amount of money required to maintain and expand that system MarketWire

UPDATE: SkyTown at Splash Kingdom Supports Spark of Love Toy Drive for Redlands Family Services
SkyTown (skytownredlands.com) at Splash Kingdom of Redlands is pleased to partner with the City of Redlands Fire Department in the 20th annual Spark of Love Toy Drive this holiday season. All toys and gifts donations delivered to Splash Kingdom at 1101 California Street, Redlands will go directly to children and teens served by Redlands Family Services. MarketWire

Consumer Fraud Center Urges Caution in Responding to Solicitations for Sandy Hook and Hurricane Sandy Support Funds
The Consumer Fraud Center issued a warning to consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent solicitations for donations and aid in the wake of the tragedies of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newton, CT and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. MarketWire

Chrome Data's Survey Reveals More Vehicle Shoppers Depend on Mobile Devices and Social Media
According to a recent survey of online vehicle shoppers commissioned by Chrome Data, a leading provider of high-value vehicle content, applications and solutions benefiting the complete automotive sales chain, automotive retailers can nab more buyers by investing in robust and mobile-friendly online research tools backed up by social networking. MarketWire

How to Love Your Heart
(Family Features) It beats about 100,000 times a day, 35 million times a year. It pumps blood through the body three times every minute, taking that blood on the equivalent of a 12,000 mile trek every 24 hours. Even at rest, it works twice as hard as the leg muscles of a person running. The heart is a remarkable, vital muscle that warrants great care and maintenance MarketWire

SEI Selected by Cornerstone Advisors to Provide Outsourcing Services for New Mutual Fund Family
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today announced that it has been selected by Cornerstone Advisors, one of the leading RIAs in the country with over $2.5 billion in assets under management, to launch a series of multi-manager mutual funds through the company's Advisors' Inner Circle Fund® (AIC) series trust offering MarketWire

Fort Collins Foreign Car Service Partners Up With Page1 for Online Marketing to Generate New Customers
Fort Collins Foreign Car Service, a staple Northern Colorado auto shop since 1971, has partnered up with Page1 Online Marketing to help the company reach their complete digital potential when it comes to running and producing content for a website MarketWire

Diversity Certification Seal, LLC Looks to Build Business Momentum for 2013
In an effort to better help and encourage businesses and organizations adhere to fair employment practices, Diversity Certification Seal, LLC is hoping to build on a prosperous 2012 by having even more businesses apply for the Diversity Seal in 2013. MarketWire

The Dental Office of Dr. H. Arthur Missirlian Reminds Patients to Exhaust Insurance Deductibles Before Year End
Fort Collins local dentist Dr. H. Arthur Missirlian and his team want to remind patients to make dental appointments before the staff leave for the year on December 20, 2012. The Dental Office is expected to book appointments very quickly before then. It is typical for patients to make last minute visits before the first of the year to get the most out of their insurance plan. MarketWire

BMO Private Bank Announces Hiring of Terry Jack as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
BMO Private Bank announced today that it has hired Terry Jack as Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager. He will be focused on the wealth management needs of clients in Green Bay and the surrounding area. MarketWire

Bingo Slots Party to Ring in the New Year at Boylebingo.com
Online bingo site Boylebingo.com has announced a special bingo slots promotion to ring in the New Year. Bingo slots have been extremely popular during 2012 on the bingo site. As a result, Boylebingo has decided to ring in the New Year with an extra special bingo slots promotion. MarketWire

SEI Unveils Resolutions for a Successful Advisor New Year
With most financial advisors feeling optimistic about 2013, SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today unveiled a set of resolutions to help advisors turn that positive energy into a happy and more successful New Year MarketWire

TaxACT(R) Launches Student Loan Relief and Cash Prize Giveaway Sweepstakes
TaxACT, a leader of affordable digital and download tax preparation solutions, has launched the Student Loan Relief and Cash Prize Giveaway Sweepstakes. The Facebook-based sweepstakes provides college students and graduates the opportunity to pay down their student debt. MarketWire

Simba Technologies Announces Immediate Availability of Simba XMLA Provider for Oracle OLAP 2.0
Simba Technologies Inc., the industry's source for standards-based relational and multi-dimensional data connectivity solutions, announced today the immediate release of Simba XMLA Provider for Oracle OLAP 2.0 (Simba XMLA for Oracle). Simba XMLA for Oracle enables users to connect from XMLA compatible Business Intelligence (BI) clients to an Oracle OLAP cube MarketWire

BioLargo Achieves Breakout Milestones in Advanced Wound Care on Track for FDA 510(k) Submission and Commercialization
BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO) announced today that it had accomplished a number of significant achievements in its march toward commercialization of advanced wound care products featuring its patented BioLargo technology. MarketWire

ABC, MCK, IP and ADT Freshly Hit a New 52-Week High
Wall Street Active pro-traders will be assisting investors today on ABC, MCK, IP and ADT, and provide insight based on their extensive experience so that you can boost your stock portfolio on the short-term or the long-term. If you are a shareholder in any of these companies do not miss this once in a life time opportunity, as our trading experts can show how to turn $5,000 into $35,000. MarketWire

Vencor International Finalizes Negotiation With a Well-Established Apparel Brand
Vencor International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VCOR) is pleased to announce that it has finalized negotiations for the acquisition of a National and International Brand for cash and shares. They are well-established labels and have been in business for 40 years MarketWire

Media Sentiment, Inc. (MSEZ) Targets Acquisition of Social Media Sentiment Technology socialmediasentiment.com
Media Sentiment, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MSEZ) is in the final stages of finalizing the acquisition of a new asset, the social media sentiment curatorial technology of www.socialmediasentiment.com. MarketWire

PivotLink Expands Leadership Team to Accelerate Growth in Marketing Analytics
PivotLink, the leading provider of consumer marketing optimization applications delivered as software as a service (SaaS), today announced the appointment of two Cloud marketing software veterans to drive the company's next stage of growth. Caroline Waterson joins PivotLink as vice president of Field Marketing and Bill DeLauro joins as vice president of Operations. MarketWire

Live Gamer Partners With Openbucks to Expand Pre-Paid Payment Options in the U.S.
Live Gamer, the leading monetization solution provider for the interactive entertainment industry, announced today that Openbucks has been added to the Live Gamer platform to expand prepaid payment options for online gaming consumers in the United States and Canada MarketWire

Aspect Security Marks eLearning Curriculum Milestone With More Than 100,000 Modules in Use Worldwide
Aspect Security, a pioneer in application security, today announced that more than 100,000 individual modules of its eLearning curriculum are in use by developers worldwide at many corporate entities, including giants in the financial, shipping and logistics, and airline industries, and large government agencies. MarketWire

SmartMetric, Inc. Is Planning to Launch Direct to the Public a Plug and Play Portable Electronic Medical Records Device That Can Store Medical Records Including Images and X-Rays That Can Be Carried on Your Keyring and Connects to Any PC USB Anywhere in the World
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) ("SmartMetric"), developer of "Chip & Swipe"™ Credit, Health and Identity Biometric Activated and safeguarded memory products, such as the SmartMetric, Inc. Biometric fingerprint activated MedicalKeyring (www.medicalkeyring.com) that is soon to be released in the United States. MarketWire

New Rhapsody for iPad and iPad mini: The Fastest, Most Visually-Stunning Rhapsody Experience Yet
Rhapsody continues its blitz of new product rollouts with the launch of Rhapsody for iPad and iPad mini, including an extended risk-free trial to enjoy unlimited music through the holidays. MarketWire

The Ranch by William Lyon Homes Offers Single-Level Luxury on Its Move-In Ready Residence One
Buyers can come home to single-level luxury at The Ranch this holiday season, but they must act quickly to take advantage of the neighborhood's Residence One, Lot #54. Available for a limited-time only, William Lyon Homes is offering big savings on its select Residence One move-in ready home, where beautiful upgrades are included throughout MarketWire

New Sage 100 ERP 2013 Improves Usability and Reduces Cost of Processing Payments
Sage North America announced today the availability of Sage 100 ERP 2013, offering new cloud services and usability features to effectively manage and grow a business. Sage 100 ERP is a comprehensive business management suite for midsized and smaller distributors and manufacturers looking to streamline operations in a cost-effective, accessible and secure way. MarketWire

RE2, Inc. Donates $850,000 Robot to The University of Texas at Arlington
RE2, Inc. announced today that the Company has donated a Robotic Nursing Assistant (RNA) assistive healthcare robot to The University of Texas at Arlington's Research Institute. The donation, valued at $850,000, was announced today at the official launch of the UT Arlington Research Institute's Assistive Robotics Lab MarketWire

iSirona Ranked #1 by KLAS for Second Consecutive Year
iSirona®, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced that it has been ranked #1 for medical device integration systems in the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. Published annually, the report ranks vendors in key segments of the healthcare information technology market. MarketWire

Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan Will Chill Out at Zehnder's Snowfest 2013 Greet the Tigers on January 25
It's official. The Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan will roll in to Frankenmuth for the 2013 Zehnder's Snowfest on January 25. The Snowfest expects up to 16 players to take center stage in the Snowfest Warming Tent from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The 22nd annual Snowfest takes place January 23-28, 2013, in the Bavarian town of Frankenmuth 90 miles north of Detroit. MarketWire

Swordfish Goes Hollywood
Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRF) announced today that the Company has appointed John Berner, a long-time Wall Street hedge fund manager and Entertainment M&A specialist, as CEO, to spearhead the Company's move into the lucrative movie, music and media industries MarketWire

Eastern Concrete Earns Top Award for Taking Concrete Strength to New Heights
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) announced today that Eastern Concrete, its New York-based operating company, has received -- conjointly with the One World Trade Center project team -- the Concrete Industry Board's (CIB) New York City Chapter Annual Award. MarketWire

Today in America Show Gives Back This Holiday Season
Today in America TV has enjoyed a landmark year in which they were the recipient of eight Telly awards, and saw increased viewership in many of their target markets. A broadcast known primarily for depicting the lives of mainstream Americans, Today in America is showing its thanks by giving back to underprivileged children this holiday season. MarketWire

Message Bus Offers Industry First Quality of Service Guarantee for On-Time Delivery of Transactional Email
Message Bus, pioneer of cloud-based infrastructure for email, mobile and social messaging, today announced the first ever email guarantee for transactional and triggered emails that take the form of password resets, delivery confirmations, abandoned shopping cart notifications, receipts and other interactive messages MarketWire

Dane-Elec Professional Memory Cards to Deliver Picture-Perfect Performance for Photographers at CES 2013
When it comes to photography, brilliant shots require state-of-the-art equipment. Dane-Elec's new Professional UHS-1 Class 10 Secure Digital (SD) memory cards can meet the specific needs of any professional or aspiring photographer MarketWire

OneSpin Solutions' Formal Verification Software Enables Maxim Integrated to Identify SoC Design Issues Early in the Project Cycle
OneSpin Solutions™ (www.onespin-solutions.com), provider of innovative formal assertion-based verification (ABV) solutions, today announced that Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. enhanced productivity by deploying OneSpin 360™ MV software at design centers worldwide. MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Announces Director Resignations
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP)(FRANKFURT: HBP), a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, today announced that each of Jack A. Kay and W. Thomas Hodgson had voluntarily resigned from Helix's board of directors with effect from December 14, 2012. MarketWire

Former U.S. Congressman Michael Andrews Joins King & Spalding
Former U.S. Congressman Michael A. Andrews has joined King & Spalding as a senior counsel in its government advocacy and public policy practice, in Washington, D.C., the firm announced today. He will advise clients on an array of policy matters and their interactions with the federal government, especially on issues related to energy and health care MarketWire

Energy Edge Releases Corporate Update
Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Spokesperson for Energy Edge Technologies Corporation (OTCQB: EEDG), has just released the following statement: MarketWire

ServiceMax Secures Additional Series D Funding From Adams Street Partners
ServiceMax, the award-winning creators of the first and only complete suite of cloud-based, mobile and social field service applications, today announced additional funding to close out the company's series D round. The latest investment comes from Adams Street Partners after the investment firm evaluated multiple field service companies. MarketWire

American Power Group Corporation Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results Conference Call Alert
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) today announced it will host a conference call on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM Eastern in which we will discuss the results for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2012. To participate, please call 1-888-504-7963 and ask for the American Power Group call using pass code 4417530. MarketWire

Cooltrax Makes Food Logistics Annual FL100 List
Cooltrax, provider of real-time cold chain tracking and monitoring solutions for temperature-sensitive products and mobile assets, today announced it was recognized by Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain, as a top software and technology provider in the annual FL100. MarketWire

Daytraders and Swing Traders Capitalize on 98.4% Winning Streak 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 BullTrade.com 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

Maxwell Systems Launches My Maxwell as Convenient Online Support and Resource Web Site for Customers With Construction Management Software
Maxwell Systems, Inc., a leading provider of complete construction business management software solutions, has unveiled enhancements and redesign of online customer-exclusive support and resource web site to deliver a fresh look, added convenience, and a breadth of user-friendly enhancements. MarketWire

King & Spalding Advises Sprint on Acquisition of 100 Percent of Clearwire
King & Spalding advised Sprint Nextel in its definitive agreement with Clearwire Corporation in which Sprint will acquire the approximately 50 percent stake in Clearwire it does not currently own for $2.97 per share, equating to a total cash payment to Clearwire shareholders, other than Sprint, of $2.2 billion and an enterprise value for Clearwire of $10 billion MarketWire

Thomas Anthony Guerriero CEO of WMXG: OTCBB and Author of Plan for Crisis: The World's Leading Emergency Manual for Schools, Discusses the School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
Chairman & CEO of WMX Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: WMXG) addressed the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut as a national tragedy. Anytime there is loss of life, especially our children, it is unacceptable. "Youth violence is a national pandemic MarketWire

AmeraMex International to Supply Equipment for Infrastructure Construction in North Africa
AmeraMex International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment to logistics companies (stevedoring), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with a U.S. company that has signed an agreement with the government of a North African country to construct and repair the country's railway system MarketWire

Enablon to Host Webinar on Achieving Effective Sustainability Performance Management Featuring ERM and Independent Analyst Firm Verdantix
Enablon, the world's leading provider of sustainability management solutions, will host a webinar featuring ERM and independent analyst firm, Verdantix, on Dec 19, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. GMT on "Effective Sustainability Performance Management MarketWire

AGI Software Selected for Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) Mission System (JMS)
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities, has been awarded a GSA delivery order contract from the U.S MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Repaid C$480 Million in Promissory Notes
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) announced today that it has been repaid C$480 million of promissory notes by Brookfield Residential Properties (NYSE: BRP) (TSX: BRP) MarketWire

Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. Announces Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan
Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. (the "Company" or "AMTG") (NYSE: AMTG) today announced the Company has adopted a Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "Plan"). The Plan provides new investors and existing holders of the Company's common stock with a convenient and economical way to purchase shares of its common stock MarketWire

American Banker Index of Banking Activity Surpasses Previous High Point
The American Banker Index of Banking Activity (IBA) registered a reading of 55.7 for the month of October, as commercial lending activity accelerated and credit quality continued to improve. The index, continuing an upward trend, improved from its previous level of 55.4 in September. MarketWire

Carvel Responds to Superstorm Sandy
Carvel® Ice Cream announced today that it has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for the Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. The funds raised support the ongoing Red Cross response to Sandy, and reach directly into affected communities through local Red Cross chapters. MarketWire

Two Zoom Cable Modems Are Certified by Time Warner Cable
Zoom Telephonics, Inc. (OTCQB: ZMTP) ("Zoom") announced today that two Zoom cable modems have been certified by Time Warner Cable for its new "Buy Your Personal Internet Modem" program. These two modems have been tested by Time Warner Cable and certified for all five Time Warner Cable Internet Services -- Extreme, Ultimate, Lite, Basic, and Standard MarketWire

Bimba Introduces SPCS Pneumatic Motion Control System
Bimba Manufacturing announced today the introduction of its new SPCS pneumatic motion control system. The high flow servo pneumatic control valve provides closed loop motion control when used with direct feedback pneumatic actuators, such as Bimba's PFC, PFCN and PTF models. MarketWire

Mass Relevance Releases New Research: Social Integration Drives Consumer Engagement, Trust
Mass Relevance, the technology leader in social curation and integration, today released a new research study that quantifies the impact of social integration on customer engagement, brand preference and purchase intent MarketWire

CT Corporation Announces Launch of Innovative Lien Management Charting Tool
CT Corporation, in affiliation with CT Lien Solutions, the leading provider of lien lifecycle management services for law firms, lenders and leasing companies, today announced the launch of pioneering lien management tool, IntelliChart™ MarketWire

Keith Allen Takes the Helm at ARI Fleet UK
Fleet industry veteran Keith Allen has joined ARI Fleet UK, Britain's largest independent fleet management company, as Managing Director. MarketWire

Chrysalix EVC's Year in Review & 2013 Outlook: Further Commitment to Clean Energy Investments While Others Retreat
Today, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital ("Chrysalix EVC"), the world's most active cleantech venture capital firm and a member of the Chrysalix Global Network (CGN), released a summary of its 2012 investment activities and its 2013 outlook. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Corporation Hires Operations Manager
BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today Ernie Iznaga has joined the company as Operations Manager MarketWire

DCCA Earns ISO 20000-1:2011 Certification for IT Service Management
Data Computer Corporation of America (DCCA), a veteran-owned high-technology consulting firm specializing in information technology (IT) services for the government, announced today that it has earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20000-1:2011 certification MarketWire

Vistaar Expands Market Leadership Position in Beverage Alcohol Price Management Solutions With Strong Close to 2012
Vistaar Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of price management solutions, today announced that the company is closing out a strong 2012, highlighted by the recent addition of four new customers in the wine industry and multiple successful deployments for existing beverage alcohol customers throughout North America and Europe. MarketWire

BroadSoft Receives 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award
BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named BroadTouch Business Communicator™ as a recipient of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. MarketWire

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Announces Sale of Dover Comfort Suites for $1.9 Million
Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced that it has sold the 64-room Comfort Suites hotel in Dover, Delaware on December 14, 2012 for $1.9 million. The hotel was previously secured with the Greenwich Capital loan and was unencumbered as part of the recent loan refinancing MarketWire

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. Announces Completion of One-for-Five Reverse Stock Split
Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN) today announced that its one-for-five reverse stock split was completed effective on the close of business on December 14, 2012. Trading of the Company's common stock on The NASDAQ Capital Market will begin on a split-adjusted basis at the open of trading on December 17, 2012. MarketWire

Award-Winning Women's Media Property SheKnows.com Set for Accelerated Growth in Online Media Space With Acquisition by Great Hill Partners
Great Hill Partners, LLC (www.greathillpartners.com), a leading private equity firm focused on growth companies, today announced the acquisition of SheKnows.com, the fastest-growing women's property online with more than 41 million unique visitors per month (comScore, November 2012). MarketWire

Massive Dynamics TeliPad Smartphone Device Is Already a Leader in New Smartphone Market Shift
Massive Dynamics, Inc. (OTCBB: MSSD) management was pleased to learn that research by Informa Telecoms & Media have predicted smartphones lower than $150 will increase to 52% of market share by 2017. Already under $90, the revolutionary new TeliPad smartphone device appears to be among the leaders in the new market shift in a sector that includes Apple Inc MarketWire

Fisher Communications Announces 2013 Share Repurchase Program
Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in local media innovation, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program that authorizes the Company to utilize up to $15 million to purchase shares of its common stock during 2013 MarketWire

City of McAllen Delivers High-Quality, Flawless Audit Reports Thanks to Papercheck
The City of McAllen, TX, a 100-year-old city with a thriving population of 171,000, has selected Papercheck, LLC as its proofreading and editing provider. Cathy B. Jones, city auditor for McAllen, TX, uses Papercheck editing services to edit audit reports sent to the City Audit Committee and maximizes taxpayer dollars by outsourcing editing services to San Francisco, CA-based Papercheck, LLC. MarketWire

FundersClub Closes First Fund -- Injects More Than $500,000 Into Virool
FundersClub (www.fundersclub.com), the world's first venture capital platform, today announced that it has closed its first fund, investing $509,800 in social video advertising startup, Virool. FundersClub joins Y Combinator, 500 Startups and Yuri Milner as investors in Virool. MarketWire

Pac-12 Enterprises Selects SnappyTV's Live, Cloud-Based Editing and Publishing Platform for Pac-12 Digital Platforms
Pac-12 Enterprises, the new content and multiplatform media company of the Pac-12 Conference, has chosen SnappyTV, the leading live cloud-based social video publishing and distribution platform, to enable Pac-12 Digital platforms with innovative content sharing capabilities of Pac-12 video content via their cloud-based editing and publishing platform, it was announced today. MarketWire

American Media to Distribute Magazine Content With PixelMags on Readr(R) With AnyTime(R)
American Media Inc., which owns magazines like Shape, Men's Fitness, Star and OK to name a few, have picked PixelMags to distribute their digital content in Readr. This marks the third major US publisher to join the PixelMags stable in the past ten days. MarketWire

33Across Continues Momentum -- Appoints VP of East Coast Sales to Lead Deeper Brand Partnerships
33Across, operators of the world's largest social and interest graph, today announced that Ryan Ricci has joined as VP of East Coast Sales, bringing his expansive sales and management experience to the company. Ryan will report to Matt Arkin, President of 33Across. MarketWire

Arkadin Establishes New North American Headquarters in Atlanta
Arkadin, one of the world's largest and the fastest growing collaboration service providers, announced that it will move its North American headquarters from New York, NY to Atlanta, GA effective today. The move enables the subsidiary of Paris-based Arkadin to better capitalize on its rapid growth throughout the U.S MarketWire

AmbiCom Announces Order for Its CompactFlash Cards to Be Used for Patient Monitoring Systems
AmbiCom Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ABHI), a leading designer and developer of wireless products for the medical and automotive industries, and a distributor of innovative healthcare products, today announced that they have received an order totaling $180,000 for their wireless CompactFlash cards MarketWire

Chris Harrison, Host of ABC-TV's "The Bachelor," Unveils Newest Member of the Rose Family -- The Palazzo Rose
Amid a display of 6,500 roses, Chris Harrison, host of ABC-TV's "The Bachelor," led the unveiling of the newest variety of red rose, called The Palazzo Rose, after the Las Vegas resort MarketWire

Digilant Strengthens Executive Leadership for 2013
Concluding the banner year that was 2012, Digilant™, the leading consolidated media-buying platform, today announced three key executive promotions to continue to lead the company in its strategic rebranding, innovative product introduction, and rapid company growth MarketWire

Appian Cloud Meets Strict Security Requirements for Federal Enterprise Systems
Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, today announced that General Services Administration has granted a major business process management application, built on Appian Cloud, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Moderate Authorization and Accreditation. Appian Cloud is a key component of the application built on Amazon Web Services MarketWire

Hit the Slopes at Special Rates With Ski Destination Deals From Wyndham Vacation Rentals(R)
Take advantage of the best that North America snow country has to offer by booking one of the Wyndham Vacation Rentals® ski destination deals* -- good for travel through 2013. Travelers can take advantage of offers which include discounted lift tickets, free night stays, and up to 30 percent off vacation rental accommodations. MarketWire

Ticket Summit(R) Announces Spring 2013 Webinar Series
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, today announced its Spring 2013 schedule for its Ticket Summit® Plus series of educational webinars. Representatives from Google, TicketNetwork®, Ticket Summit®, and Symbioticks will host sessions throughout the spring months. MarketWire

n3 Wins InterSystems Breakthrough Application Award
InterSystems Corporation, a global provider of advanced software technologies, today announced that its application partner n3 GmbH, a data analysis, software development and consulting firm based in Oelsnitz, Germany, has received the InterSystems Breakthrough Application Award. The award recognizes n3 for creating an innovative application for unlocking high value from big data. MarketWire

Eight Tips to Ease Last Minute Shopping Stress
It's the time of year for caroling, holiday cheer and, for some of us, frantic last minute shopping. Finishing up your holiday shopping doesn't have to be stressful and can even be fun with a bit of planning. MarketWire

MMRGlobal Launches Platinum Service, New Direct-To-Consumer Revenue Stream
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Quaterra Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement
Quaterra Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE MKT: QMM)(NYSE Amex: QMM) today announced that it is seeking TSX Venture Exchange and NYSE MKT approval for a non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of up to US $2,275,000 gross proceeds. MarketWire

Wegener Corporation Reports Final Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012
Wegener Corporation (PINKSHEETS: WGNR), a provider of products for television, audio and data distribution networks worldwide, today announced final operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 ended August 31, 2012. MarketWire

VAPR Appoints Tom Herdman to the Board and as VP Marketing
VaporBrands International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VAPR) ("VAPR") is pleased to announce today that Tom Herdman has been appointed Vice President Marketing of VAPR's Asian Sales and Distribution. MarketWire

RenuEn Corporation Issues Shareholder Update
RenuEn Corporation (PINKSHEETS: RENU), a Power Project Development company, today issued a shareholder update for year end. CEO Don Wood discusses activity of the newly acquired Team Energy, Inc. and the St. Cloud landfill project. MarketWire

GCS-100 Demonstrates Statistically Significant Reduction in Liver Fibrosis
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (OTCQB: LJPC) (the "Company" and "La Jolla"), a leader in the development of therapeutics that target galectin-3, announced today the results of a mouse study examining the effect of GCS-100 on liver fibrosis MarketWire

RiceBran Technologies and Prozyn BioSolutions Announce Distribution Agreement for South America
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evoke interaction Bolsters HCP Marketing Practice With Appointments of Heather Coyle, Executive Vice President and Brian Whalen, Ph.D., Vice President
evoke interaction, evokeinteraction.com, a leading full-service healthcare agency, announced today the appointments of two executives, adding extensive background and deep industry experience to its existing HCP marketing practice. Heather Coyle, executive vice president, HCP marketing, is the senior executive responsible for guiding the growth of the practice; Brian Whalen, Ph.D MarketWire

NuVasive(R) Receives Regulatory Shonin Approval to Broaden Offering in Japan
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today the Japanese approval of the CoRoent Large Impacted (LI) and CoRoent Large Tapered (LT) titanium alloy implants MarketWire

Avaya Technology Powers NORAD Santa Tracker Hotline
A solution certified by the Department of Defense will be used to route thousands of important calls. Children wondering when Santa and his sleigh will arrive can get a ready answer this Christmas Eve thanks to a toll-free North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) hotline powered by Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration solutions and services MarketWire

Exclusive Cooperative Agreement
A milestone: Together with top model Karolina Kurkova, the Westphalia-based cosmetics manufacturer LR Health & Beauty Systems is set to impressively expand its activities with prominent celebrities. To this effect, the Ahlen-based global player will be exclusively marketing from 2013 an individual perfume and body care product range for one of the world's most successful catwalk stars. MarketWire

Fashion Boy's Clothing for Unbeatable Holiday Prices Plus Free Shipping at The Boy's Closet
The pre-holiday shopping season is in full swing, and The Boy's Closet is now offering unbeatable prices on holiday wear for boys of all ages, with free shipping on all orders, now through the end of December. Finding well-fitting dress clothes for boys can be a challenge; The Boy's Closet provides the finest brands at the lowest prices. MarketWire

Deep Well Increases Its Working Interest in Sawn Lake Heavy Oil Reservoir
Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. (and its subsidiaries "Deep Well" or "Company") (OTCQB: DWOG) is pleased to announce it has acquired an additional 10 per cent working interest in most of its Sawn Lake heavy oil reservoir in the Peace River Oil Sands of Northern Alberta. MarketWire

FTSE Falls Back Below 5900 on US Fiscal Cliff Jitters - City Index UK
City Index UK -- The FTSE 100 fell 0.6% in early morning trade on Monday as investors scaled back positions in heavyweight financial stocks such as banks and insurers on concerns over the US Fiscal Cliff. MarketWire

John D. Markley Elected as Chairman of the Board of BroadSoft
BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) announced today that John (Jay) D. Markley, Jr., a current member of the BroadSoft Board, has been elected as Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2013. MarketWire

World's Largest Software Security Consulting Firm Cigital and Arxan Technologies Form Partnership to Help Organizations Assess and Mitigate App Security Risk
Cigital, the world's largest software security consulting firm, and Arxan Technologies, the industry leader of software security solutions that protect the App Economy, today announced a formal partnership to help clients protect their most valuable software assets. MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. Announces Initiation of Research Coverage by Murphy Analytics
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV), makers of the innovative LiveWire Energy™ Chew products, announced today the release of an in-depth initiation report by Patrick Murphy, CFA, principal of fee-based independent research firm Murphy Analytics. MarketWire

Wilocity Wins Global Semiconductor Alliance Private Company to Watch 2012 Award
Wilocity, a leading developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets, today announced that it has won awards from the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the International CES Innovations MarketWire

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Cariden
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held Cariden Technologies, Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based supplier of network planning, design and traffic management solutions for telecommunications service providers MarketWire

Zayo Completes Purchase of First Telecom Services
Zayo Group, LLC announced today that it has completed its previously announced purchase of First Telecom Services, LLC (FTS), a provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services throughout the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, for a price of $110 million. Zayo purchased FTS from its parent First Communications, Inc MarketWire

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces N. Anthony Coles, M.D. Elected Chairman of Its Board of Directors
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONXX) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected N. Anthony Coles, M.D., Chairman of the Board. Dr. Coles is currently President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of Onyx's Board. Paul Goddard, Ph.D., will continue to serve as Lead Independent Director of the Onyx Board. MarketWire

Kids Gourmet(TM) Launches Across Canada With Squoosh(TM) Line, Disrupts Snack Aisle
Kids Gourmet™, a natural brand extension of Baby Gourmet® aimed at school-aged kids, today announces its launch and introduces its first snack line, Squoosh™ MarketWire

Channelinsight Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Zyme Solutions, Inc.
Channelinsight today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Zyme Solutions, Inc. for unspecified damages. The lawsuit alleges that Zyme Solutions is infringing on Channelinsight's patent entitled Automated Channel Market Data Extraction, Validation and Transformation, U.S. Patent No. 8,296,258 B2 MarketWire

All American Games and NewTek Announce the 2013 NewTek All-American Video Crew
All American Games, producer of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced the winners of their 2013 NewTek All-American Video Crew competition, which sought out the best high school video production students in the country. The four selected students will be part of the NewTek All-American Video Crew at the 2013 U.S MarketWire

MyAssist Adds Push Messaging to Concierge App
MyAssist™, a leading live-agent personal assistance and concierge service for individuals and companies, today announced that the MyAssist application now includes push messaging capabilities. Users can instantly view PDF documents, HTML pages and videos that have been delivered to their mobile device MarketWire

Year-End Study Names 2012's "Five Best States to Be an Animal Abuser"
Kentucky, North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota, and New Mexico are 2012's five best states to be an animal abuser, according to the latest report released by the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) MarketWire

University of Alabama at Birmingham to Enroll Patients in Pilot Study Using Mytrus and Its iPad(R) Application
Mytrus, an innovative clinical technology and services company for medical and pharmaceutical research, today announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will use its iPad® application in an upcoming pilot study supported by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality MarketWire

Toothpaste, Toilet Paper and Texting -- Say Good Morning to Gen Y
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) -- It's 6 a.m. Your morning alarm shrills piercingly. You sit up groggily, stretch and yawn. It's time to get ready for school or work -- what do you do next? Get dressed? Take a shower? Brush your teeth? MarketWire

Planet Bordeaux Launches the 1st Edition of Their Online Video Festival
Organized by the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur Winemakers Association, also known as Planet Bordeaux, the "My Bordeaux Wine Is..." Online Video Festival is the place where wine producers are opening an entertaining and personal dialogue with others -- sharing their wines, bien sûr, but also a part of their lives, their art de vivre. MarketWire

Sauer Energy Secures $15 Million Equity Line Funding
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Nova LifeStyle Franchise Stores Redesigned to Boost Mattress Sales and Broaden Product Line in Time for Holidays
Nova LifeStyle, Inc. (OTCQB: STVS) (OTCBB: STVS) (website: www.novalifestyle.com), a rapidly growing U.S. based designer, manufacturer and global distributor of urban contemporary furniture, announced today it has completed extensive renovations at many of its 100 franchise stores in China, in preparation for what is expected to be a long and successful New Year's sales season. MarketWire

Sarissa Resources Check Assay Results and Updated SE Zone Analysis
Sarissa Resources Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRSR) ("Sarissa"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Nio-Star Corp. ("Nio-Star" or "the Company") is pleased to release this update relating to the samples collected for analysis in China. MarketWire

Terra Nova Announces the Addition of James Hutton to the Board of Directors and Confirms Extension of Warrant Expiry
Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: TGC) ("Terra Nova" or the "Corporation") announced that it has appointed Mr. James Hutton to the Board of Directors, effective December 13, 2012. MarketWire

Titan Pharmaceuticals Licenses Exclusive Probuphine(R) Commercialization Rights in U.S. and Canada to Braeburn Pharmaceuticals
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP) today announced the signing of a license agreement with Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Sprl, wholly owned by Apple Tree Partners IV, L.P., a partnership affiliated with Apple Tree Partners MarketWire

Prospect Capital Invests $33.9 Million of Debt and Equity to Recapitalize CCPI
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has funded a recapitalization of CCPI Inc. ("CCPI" or the "Company") with $33.9 million of combined debt and equity financing. MarketWire

VitalSmarts Welcomes New Leaders, Stephen Wunderli and Andrew Maxfield
VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, recently welcomed two leaders to its team, Stephen Wunderli and Andrew Maxfield. MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "Mobile OS and Messaging Market Analysis, 2012-2016"
The Radicati Group, Inc.'s latest study, "Mobile OS and Messaging Market Analysis, 2012-2016," offers a comprehensive analysis of the worldwide mobile operating system and messaging communications market MarketWire

Implant Sciences Ships Three Additional Quantum Sniffers to Japan for Protection of Nuclear Power Plants
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced it has sold and shipped three more of its Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors to a current customer in Japan. The units are to be deployed in Japan for the protection of a nuclear power facility MarketWire

Citycable Lausanne Looks to the Future by Selecting Casa Systems for Next Generation CCAP Deployment
Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next generation cable edge technology, today announced that the company's C10G Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) has been selected by Citycable, the cable operator of Lausanne, Switzerland, to support its rapid growth in high quality advanced video, voice, and high speed data services to its residential and business customers. MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "Instant Messaging Market, 2012-2016"
The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., "Instant Messaging Market, 2012-2016," offers an in-depth analysis of the Instant Messaging market. Instant Messaging (IM) solutions provide real-time communication between two or more users on a network MarketWire

Canadian Office Products Association Honors Cobra Tag With Most Innovative Product Award of Excellence & People's Choice Award for Best New Office Product of the Year
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Strategic Challenges Dog North American Planned Transmission Build-Out, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- More than $100 billion of electric transmission projects are scheduled to kick off across North America between 2013 and 2017 MarketWire

Canada Dries Up as Export Market for U.S. Thermal Coal, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- U.S. exports of steam coal to Canada have plummeted since Canada enacted a national policy to reduce the use of coal in its electric generation sector as a way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Preliminary data for the first half of 2012 suggests that that steam coal exports to Canada have bottomed out. MarketWire

Michael Jay Solomon, Truli Media Group CEO, Named to The Dove Foundation Advisory Board
Truli Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: TRLI) -- Dick Rolfe, The Dove Foundation co-founder and CEO, today announced the addition of noted U.S. television and new media executive, Michael Jay Solomon, to its prestigious Advisory Board MarketWire

Eco-Safe Receives Two More Purchase Orders for Middle East Expansion
Eco-Safe Systems USA, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ESFS) is pleased to announce a third round of purchase orders for its expansion in the Middle East. MarketWire

Holiday Travel Expected to Rise by 1.8 Percent in Southland
The Automobile Club of Southern California is projecting a 1.8 percent increase in the number of Southland residents taking trips of 50 miles or more during the Christmas/New Year's holiday period. Nearly 7.3 million Southern Californians are expected to travel through the end of the year. MarketWire

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Hotel Goes Keyless With Precision Dynamics' Smart Band(R) RFID Wristband System
Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, announces the successful launch of its Smart Band® RFID Wristband System for keyless hotel room access, at the newly opened Schlitterbahn South Padre Island Beach Resort, in Texas. MarketWire

Hydroxycut(TM): Gardening Can Help Accentuate a Regular Exercise Routine
U.S. News and World Report has published an article that details the ways in which gardening, a popular hobby, can actually boost fitness MarketWire

Kerr & Wagstaffe Responds to NYC "Red Light" Class Action
Although nearly 550 communities in the United States are noted to have red light traffic cameras installed to reinforce driver safety, many feel that these devices are unlawful in their operation MarketWire

ReputationChanger.com Reviews New Study, Linking Online Reputation to Revenues
Hotel owners have long suspected that positive reviews are good for business, and that negative reviews can potentially lead to diminished profits. Now, there is an academic study to support this claim, and to validate the notion that online reputation and overall revenues are directly connected MarketWire

Ivo Labar: Kerr & Wagstaffe Attorney Responds to Rise of "Hurricane Deductibles"
In cases of natural disasters, such as hurricanes or major tropical storms, insurance companies are often left with numerous claims from homeowners facing property damage. In the case of hurricanes, insurers have found just how costly these severe storms can be as a result of 1992's Hurricane Andrew and the more recent damage caused by Hurricane Katrina MarketWire

Nordic American Tankers Ltd. ("NAT"- (NYSE: NAT) to Acquire Scandic American Shipping Ltd. ("Scandic") the Business Manager of NAT. No Impact on the Management or on the Operations of NAT.
Following an agreement between Scandic and NAT, NAT today announced that it will acquire 100% of the shares of Scandic, its management company since 2004. When Scandic began actively managing NAT eight years ago, NAT owned three vessels. Today NAT owns 20 vessels. Scandic is currently owned by a company controlled by Herbjorn Hansson, NAT's Chairman and CEO, and his closest family MarketWire

Dockwise Ltd : Dockwise Encouraged by Increased Offer
Dockwise ltd has taken notice of thismorning's release on the agreement between Boskalis Westminster NV("Boskalis")and Project Holland Fonds whereby the latter has committed to sell theirsharesin Dockwise for a price of Euro 18 per share. MarketWire

Agnitum Unveils Milestone Outpost 8 Protection and Offers Lifetime Antivirus Updates
Agnitum, the PC security experts and developer of the Outpost range of security products, today announces the availability of its latest product line -- Outpost 8. The new Windows 8-ready Outpost Security Suite Pro (OSS), Outpost Firewall Pro (OFP) and Outpost Antivirus Pro (OAV) offer significant usability improvements and additional security functionality MarketWire

Interactive Data Announces Additional Enhancements to Vantage(SM), Its Innovative Fixed Income Evaluation Transparency Tool
Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of independent evaluated pricing, valuation and reference data services, today announced the release of a new set of enhancements to Vantage(SM) MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Will Feature Real-Time 3D Video Converter at CES 2013
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced it will demonstrate 3D Impact Media's RealityBox, a low density LatticeECP3™ FPGA-based real-time 3D video converter, in its private "Mobile Innovation" meeting suite at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 8-11 in Las Vegas. Lattice suite 2980 will be located in the East Tower, Las Vegas Hotel. MarketWire

Ophthalmologists Warn: Flying Champagne Corks Cause Serious, Blinding Eye Injuries Each Year
Warm bottles of champagne and improper cork-removal techniques cause serious, potentially blinding eye injuries each year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Champagne bottles contain pressure as high as 90 pounds per square inch -- more than the pressure found inside a typical car tire MarketWire

Wake Up to Holiday Flavor
(Family Features) Don't save all the great food for one holiday meal -- make holiday mornings special with some simple, hearty and flavorful breakfast recipes the whole family will want to wake up to. MarketWire

Market Update - Resumption of Gold Exports
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Interactive Data Expands Network Connectivity With New POP for London Stock Exchange
Interactive Data Corporation, a leading global provider of managed ultra-low latency infrastructure and market data feed services designed to facilitate electronic trading, today announced the expansion of the Interactive Data 7ticks® network to include a new point-of-presence (POP) for the London Stock Exchange (LSE) within the LSE's co-location data centre. MarketWire

MorphoSys to Host Conference Call on Bio-Rad's planned Acquisition of MorphoSys's Research and Diagnostic Antibody Business AbD Serotec
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys to Host Conference Call on Bio-Rad's planned Acquisition ofMorphoSys's Research and Diagnostic Antibody Business AbD Serotec. MarketWire

P.L.A.Y. & Nebo Team Up to Support Pet Rescue
Nebo, an award-winning digital marketing agency, and P.L.A.Y., makers of high quality dog beds with pets, people and the planet in mind, recently announced their newest joint effort called the Rescue Pledge. MarketWire

Share purchase by Directors
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Vishay Intertechnology Extends IHLP(R) Family of Low-Profile, High-Current Inductors With New Device in the 8787 Case Size
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new IHLP® low-profile, high-current inductor in the 8787 case size with industry-high rated current from 9.7 A to 180 A and a high operating temperature to + 155 degrees C. The IHLP-8787MZ-5A offers high efficiency with maximum DCR from 0.17 to 28.30 milliohms and a wide range of inductance values from 0.22 to 100 microhenries. MarketWire

Agria's New Zealand Listed Subsidiary, PGG Wrightson Announces Dividend Policy
Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria"), a China-based agricultural company with operations in seeds in China and internationally and in agri-services, today announced that its New Zealand listed subsidiary, PGG Wrightson (NZSE: PGW) ("PGW") has announced its dividend policy. A copy of PGW's dividend policy can be downloaded from the website: www.pggwrightson.co MarketWire

GeoMet Announces Borrowing Base Determination
GeoMet, Inc. (OTCQB: GMET) (NASDAQ: GMETP) (the "Company") announced today that the Company's bank group approved continuing the Company's borrowing base at $115 million. The next regularly scheduled borrowing base determination will be on or before June 15, 2013 based on the December 31, 2012 reserve report as prepared by independent reserve engineers. MarketWire

The San Diego Bankruptcy Lawyers at Golden State Law Group Helping With Student Loan Problems
The San Diego bankruptcy attorneys at the Golden State Law Group help business owners and consumers work through their extreme financial difficulties such that they can obtain a fresh financial start. The attorneys at the firm work with people who are suffering from the stress of many different kinds of debt, and one of the most common is student loan debt MarketWire

Prospect Capital Announces Offering of Senior Convertible Notes Due 2019
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "Company") announced today that it intends to privately offer, subject to market and other conditions, $200 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured convertible notes due 2019 (the "Notes") MarketWire

Washington Federal Declares $.08 Cash Dividend
The Board of Directors of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD), parent company of Washington Federal, today announced a quarterly cash dividend of 8 cents per share. The dividend will be payable on December 31, 2012 to common stockholders of record on December 27, 2012 MarketWire

Farmers Insurance Claims Teams Helping Storm Victims in Roseburg, OR and Surrounding Areas
Farmers Insurance agents, claims representatives and employees are helping victims of the wind and rain storms that struck Roseburg, OR. MarketWire

American Spa Magazine's Readership Awards Living Earth Crafts With Professional's Choice Award in Two Categories for Third Consecutive Year
Living Earth Crafts (www.livingearthcrafts.com) (LEC), the industry leader in spa treatment table innovation and designs, proudly announces its Professional's Choice win in two categories: "Favorite Treatment Table Manufacturer" and "Favorite Company for Manufacturer Support." MarketWire

Novo Nordisk A/S : Share repurchase programme
Company Announcement no 82 2012:http://hugin.info/2013/R/1665610/540445.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf ofThomson Reuters clients MarketWire

ING completes sale of insurance businesses in Malaysia
ING announced today that it has completed the sale of its insurance operations in Malaysia to AIA Group Ltd. (AIA) with a net transaction gain of approximately EUR 750 million after tax. The sale includes ING's life insurance business, its market-leading employee benefits business and its 60-percent stake in ING Public Takaful Ehsan Berhad. GlobeNewswire

Dr. Reddy's announces it has acquired 182,588 shares (0.3%) of OctoPlus N.V. on 17 December 2012
This is a press release by Reddy Netherlands B.V. (the "Offeror"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. ("Dr. Reddy's"), and Dr GlobeNewswire

William Shatner & Brian Evans - "At Fenway" trailer now on YouTube, preview in AMC movie theaters Friday
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SOLVAC : Total Dividend 2012 Stable
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Dominican Republic requests the establishment of World Trade Organization panel over Australian plain packaging
Geneva, 17 December 2012 - Today, the Dominican Republic requested that the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a WTO panel to assess the WTO consistency of Australia's plain packaging measures for tobacco products, which came into effect in Australia on 1 December 2012 GlobeNewswire

KBC Group : Total amount paid by KBC to Belgian Federal and Flemish Regional governments reaches 6.4 billion euros.
Press release - Outside  trading hours - Regulated information* GlobeNewswire

Change in Ahlstrom's Nomination Committee
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 17, 2012 at 16.30 GlobeNewswire

Biofrontera's Ameluz® accepted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium for use within the National Health Service
Biofrontera AG /Biofrontera's Ameluz® accepted by the Scottish Medicines Consortium for use within the National Health Service . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Endurance Appoints Catherine A. Kalaydjian as Chief Administrative Officer
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - December 17, 2012 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Catherine A GlobeNewswire

Endurance Appoints John L. O'Connor as Chief Operations Officer
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - December 17, 2012 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that John L GlobeNewswire

Connected Car services come to market with Volvo Car Group and Ericsson
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Tele2 AB : Dmitry Strashnov, Market Area Director Russia and CEO of Tele2 Russia, to leave Tele2
Stockholm - Tele2 AB (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announced that Dmitry Strashnov will be leaving the company after four years. GlobeNewswire

Metso to supply grade conversion rebuild from newsprint to lightweight coated grades for Norske Skog in Australia
Metso Corporation's press release on December 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Nordic American Tankers Ltd. ("NAT"- (NYSE:NAT) to acquire Scandic American Shipping Ltd. ("Scandic") the Business Manager of NAT. No Impact on the Management or on the Operations of NAT.
Hamilton, Bermuda, December17, 2012. GlobeNewswire

Dockwise Ltd : DOCKWISE ENCOURAGED BY INCREASED OFFER
Breda, The Netherlands, 17 December 2012. Dockwise ltd has taken notice of this morning's release on the agreement between Boskalis Westminster NV ("Boskalis") and Project Holland Fonds whereby the latter has committed to sell their shares in Dockwise for a price of Euro 18 per share. GlobeNewswire

Linde acquires homecare company Calea France SAS
Linde AG /Linde acquires homecare company Calea France SAS. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

TradeDoubler AB : Tradedoubler Appoints Andrew Buckman as Chief Operating Officer
Senior International Internet Executive to Drive and Manage Growth GlobeNewswire

Van Lanschot takes accounting impairment on goodwill; no impact on capital and liquidity
Van Lanschot has decided to take a one-off impairment on goodwill and other intangibles of € 122 million in 2012. This non-recurring impairment relates to the acquisition of business banking activities of CenE Bankiers in 2004 and banking activities of Kempen & Co in 2006. The impairment does not relate to Kempen's current activities. GlobeNewswire

Castellum invests SEKm 502
Castellum AB (publ) has through the wholly owned subsidiary Fastighets AB Brostaden acquired 5 properties and one leasehold in Sollentuna, Botkyrka, Stockholm and Huddinge. The acquisition consists of 27,011 sq.m. of which 20,933 sq.m. warehouse, 3,270 sq.m. office and 2,808 sq.m. retail, and are largely located near the company's existing portfolio GlobeNewswire

Kesko's sales in November 2012
KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELASE 17.12.2012 AT 09.00 1(2) GlobeNewswire

Lindab International AB: Euroconstruct forecasts weakening demand in 2013 before a slow recovery from 2014
Euroconstruct forecasts released on 12 December 2012 predict that the buildings segment in Europe (residential and non-residential) will have decreased by 3.8 percent in 2012 (down from 1.5% decrease in their previous forecast), followed by a further decrease of 1.3 percent in 2013 (down from 0.7% growth in the previous prediction). A slow recovery is predicted to start in 2014. GlobeNewswire

Basware renews significant service-based Invoice Automation solution contract in Norway
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, December 17, 2012 at 09:00Basware renews significant service-based Invoice Automation solution contract in NorwayBasware has renewed a contract to provide its Invoice Automation solution as a service to a major customer in Norway. The contract covers the processing of the customer's e-invoicing in Norway GlobeNewswire

TGS Signs Letter of Intent for 3D Vessel
ASKER, NORWAY (17 December 2012) - TGS announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Dolphin Geophysical AS to charter the 16 streamer new build vessel, M/V Sanco Swift, for 3D multi-client projects in Europe during the 2013 summer season.The charter will begin in July and last for approximately three months.   GlobeNewswire

MorphoSys to Host Conference Call on Bio-Rad's planned Acquisition of MorphoSys's Research and Diagnostic Antibody Business AbD Serotec
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys to Host Conference Call on Bio-Rad's planned Acquisition of MorphoSys's Research and Diagnostic Antibody Business AbD Serotec . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Telenor and Microsoft merge in the cloud
(Fornebu, 17th December 2012) Telenor and Microsoft have signed a global syndication agreement which means that collaboration and office solutions for companies will merge into one in the cloud. GlobeNewswire

EVRY signs important agreement with 8 savings banks
(Oslo, 17 December 2012) EVRY has signed an agreement for the supply of a range of banking solutions to Haugesund Sparebank and a further seven savings banks in the south and south-west of Norway. The agreement is a renewal of an existing contract and will run for a further four years. EVRY will provide new services including a new lending system and MobilBank 2.0 GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE: Mandatory notification of trade
The board of directors in Prosafe SE has earlier resolved an annual arrangement that gives the employees the opportunity to acquire shares in the company for a value of up to NOK 7,500 with a discount of 20 per cent. Prosafe SE has transferred 12.087 of its own shares to Prosafe employees at an average share price of NOK 47,22. GlobeNewswire

Galapagos increases share capital through warrant exercises
Mechelen, Belgium; 17 December 2012 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today a capital increase arising from employee warrant exercises. GlobeNewswire

Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary
Transocean Ltd. /Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Update Summary . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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