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  • Union Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh said that DGCA had not received any revival plan from the Kingfisher Airlines. The DGCA needs to be satisfied that the Kingfisher Airlines has enough financial strength before resuming its operations. The license of Kingfisher Airlines will expire on December 31.
  • A new report by Global Financial Integrity, a research and advocacy organization based in Washington has said that India is ranked 8th largest victim of illicit capital in 2010. India is behind China, Mexico, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the Philippines and Nigeria. The Indian economy suffered $1.6 billion in black money.
  • The Reserve Bank of India left policy interest rates unchanged on December 18, 2012. The RBI also kept the cash reserve ration (CRR) unchanged at 4.25 per cent, which is at its lowest since 1974.

IUJ's MBA Ranked #9 among Top 35 "Rising Stars" in the World
The ( ) announced today its 2012 Rising Stars rankings. This ranking looks specifically at improvements and developments in academic offerings, career services, alumni networking etc. to identify MBA programs on the rise ACN Newswire

IWS 2013: World Leaders in Water Technology to Showcase Latest Solutions in Abu Dhabi
As many countries seek solutions for the urgent problem of water scarcity, governments, businesses and water experts from around the world will be gathering in Abu Dhabi from 15-17 January 2013 in an effort to provide tangible solutions on water sustainability ACN Newswire

Carrie Underwood Wears Jacob & Co. at CMA Awards
Jacob & Co., the luxury timepiece and diamond jewelry house, was founded over 25 years ago in New York City. For many years, the company's owner Jacob Arabo designed fine jewelry for private clients and built a sterling reputation with leaders in the entertainment industries. He keeps surprising the world with his skillfully crafted and intricate Collections MarketWire

DataOne and Cisco Enhance CloudSecure
In today's highly connected world, with growing competition and increasingly challenging markets, a robust information and communications technology (ICT) system is integral to a company's success. These factors are forcing many businesses to consider embracing cloud computing, especially small and medium-sized firms MarketWire

Cameco Completes Yeelirrie Acquisition

San Diego Private Bank Presented 2012 SBA Special Achievement Award
After successfully launching a Small Business Administration "SBA" Division earlier this year, and then being named a Preferred Lender Program (PLP) lender by the SBA, San Diego Private Bank has been presented the 2012 SBA Special Achievement Award by the San Diego District Office of the SBA MarketWire

ONRAD Expands Radiology Services to Entire Avanti Hospitals, LLC System
ONRAD, a U.S. based provider of radiology solutions, is pleased to announce that Avanti Hospitals, LLC has selected ONRAD, Inc. to provide 24x7 onsite and remote radiology services at each of its hospitals MarketWire

Cambridge Associates to Develop Asia Pacific Real Estate Performance Data in Collaboration With The Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA)
The Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) is partnering with Cambridge Associates to provide extensive, independent Asia Pacific real estate investment performance data to suppliers and users of capital in the property sector. MarketWire

Sirona and Patterson Expand Technology Relationship With Pacific Dental Services
Sirona (NASDAQ: SIRO), the dental technology leader, today announced that Sirona and Patterson Dental have extended and expanded their technology partnership with Pacific Dental Services, Inc. (PDS). MarketWire

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Offers Special Holiday Pricing
Just in time for the holidays. Enjoy Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament's new two-hour show and its famous four-course medieval feast at some of the lowest prices of the year. Adult tickets are $32.95* (a savings of $25). Kids 12 and under can enjoy North America's No. 1 dinner attraction for $29.95* (a savings of $6). MarketWire

Supertel Hospitality, Inc. Announces Sale of Clinton Super 8 Hotel
Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT), today announced that it sold the 62-room Super 8 hotel in Clinton, Iowa for $1.325 million. The hotel was purchased in January 1988 and was no longer classified as a core asset. Supertel will use the proceeds from the sale for general corporate purposes. MarketWire

MuckFest MS Launching in 18 Cities in 2013
Event 360 is proud to announce the launch of its newest event series, MuckFest MS, in partnership with the National MS Society. In 2013, thousands of women and men from all over the country will rise to the dirty challenge and to take part in one of 18 MuckFest MS events around the country this year, benefitting the National MS Society MarketWire

DownUnder GeoSolutions Selects Acceleware's Reverse Time Migration to Deliver Leading Edge Seismic Depth Imaging
Acceleware Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: AXE) today announced that DownUnder GeoSolutions, a leading geosciences company, has selected Acceleware's Reverse Time Migration library, AxRTM™, to provide customers with leading edge seismic depth imaging services. DownUnder GeoSolutions will integrate AxRTM into its DUG Insight® geophysical software platform MarketWire

Good Sam Enterprises and Allstate Roadside Services Extend Roadside Assistance Business Relationship Into 2019
Good Sam Enterprises announces that it has extended its long-term business agreement with Allstate Roadside Services into 2019. Good Sam Roadside Assistance has contracted with Allstate Roadside Services to provide customers with exceptional multi-layered roadside assistance protection by keeping RVs and household vehicles protected in the case of roadside breakdowns MarketWire

TCW Strategic Income Fund Announces Distributions
TCW Strategic Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TSI) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.0865 per share and a special year-end distribution of $0.20 per share. The distributions are payable on January 11, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2012. MarketWire

D&G Pets Connects With Customers on the Social Media Marketing Stratosphere With Facebook
Longtime Fort Collins staple and fish supplier, exotic pet shop, pet supply store and aquarium maintenance service, D&G Pets, has joined the social media world. The local Fort Collins pet store has been in business since 1979 and has designed and developed its own business Facebook page to help better market its dynamic business and connect with current, future and past customers. MarketWire

Bridgelux Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary as Key Leader in LED Lighting Market
Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month and, to commemorate the event, the company announced that one of its LEDs has completed 48,000 consecutive hours of reliability testing. MarketWire

GreenBytes Wins 2012 Virtualization Tech Trailblazer Award
GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of high-performance, full-featured virtual desktop solutions that uniquely support existing infrastructure investments, today announced that the company has been named as the winning Virtualization Trailblazer in the 2012 Tech Trailblazers Awards MarketWire

American National Announces CEO Promotion
American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: AMNB), parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, has announced executive changes following action taken today by its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Igloo Holdings Corporation Announces Closing of the Offering of 8.25%/9.00% Senior PIK Toggle Notes Due 2017
Igloo Holdings Corporation (the "Company") today announced the closing of its offering of $350 million in aggregate principal amount of 8.25%/9.00% senior PIK toggle notes due 2017 (the "Notes"). The Company is the indirect parent company of Interactive Data Corporation. MarketWire

World Moto Completes Successful Moto-Meter Trials in Bangkok -- Worldwide Motorcycle Meter Is a $3 Billion Industry
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (FRANKFURT: WM7) (FRANKFURT: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully completed comprehensive street trials of the Company's revolutionary Moto-Meter in Bangkok, Thailand MarketWire

MDI Achieve's Matrix Receives ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certification
MDI Achieve, provider of Matrix, a market-leading Electronic Health Record solution for Long-term/Post-acute care, announced today that Matrix, Version 6 MarketWire

Pub Crawl Holdings/Mobile Dynamic Marketing Launches Mobile Magazine Product
Pub Crawl Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PBCW), and its subsidiary, Mobile Dynamic Marketing, a unique mobile application development and marketing company, has announced the launch of its Mobile Magazine Application. MarketWire

Esterline Corporation Appoints Scott E. Kuechle and H. Jay Winship to Board of Directors
Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (, a leading specialty manufacturer serving the global aerospace and defense markets, today announced the appointment of Scott E. Kuechle, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goodrich Corporation, and H MarketWire

F. Kevin Tylus Joins Royal Bank America as President and Chief Executive Officer
Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBPAA) today announced that F. Kevin Tylus has been named president, chief executive officer and a director of the bank, effective immediately. He will report directly to the board of directors. MarketWire

Oracle Reports Q2 GAAP EPS Up 24% to 53 Cents; Q2 Non-GAAP EPS Up 18% to 64 Cents
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that fiscal 2013 Q2 total revenues were up 3% to $9.1 billion. New software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 17% to $2.4 billion. Software license updates and product support revenues were up 7% to $4.3 billion. Hardware systems products revenues were $734 million. GAAP operating income was up 12% to $3 MarketWire

Astro-Med Declares an Extra Dividend Before Year End
The Board of Directors of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) on December 17, 2012 declared a special cash dividend of $0.07 per share, payable on December 31, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 27, 2012. MarketWire

APMA and Neuropathy Action Foundation Team Up With Jerry Mathers to Raise Awareness
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the nation's leading professional organization for podiatrists, and Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF), the premier patient advocacy organization for neuropathy education, have joined together to produce an educational video focusing on diabetic peripheral neuropathy featuring celebrity Jerry Mathers from the hit sitcom "Leave It to Beaver." MarketWire

Jeffrey M. Schweitzer Named President of Univest Corporation
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: UVSP), parent company of Univest Bank and Trust Co. and its insurance, investments and equipment financing subsidiaries, named the company's chief operating officer, Jeffrey M. Schweitzer, to the additional position of president of Univest Corporation, effective January 1, 2013. Schweitzer assumes the position from William S MarketWire

Parse and CrowdFlower Partner to Bring Crowdsourced Photo Moderation to Parse-Powered Applications
Parse (, the leading mobile and desktop application platform, today announced a partnership with CrowdFlower (, the world's largest crowdsourced workforce, to bring crowdsourced photo moderation to Parse-powered applications with the CrowdFlower Cloud Module MarketWire

Butchershop Creative and Filmmaker Robbie Stauder Launch New Website: Inside The Whale -- Short Films That Celebrate Passionate Individuals and the Beauty of Possibility
Inside The Whale ( is a collaboration film project between San Francisco creative house, Butchershop Creative ( and New York filmmaker Robbie Stauder ( MarketWire

CSA Group Warns of Mirrored Wall-Mount Electric Fireplaces With Counterfeit CSA Group Certification Mark
Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. MarketWire

Blue Pearl Announces North American Expansion
Blue Pearl Software, the provider of EDA software that accelerates RTL signoff for FPGA designs, today announced it has added sales and support staff in North America due to the increased interest in using the Blue Pearl Software Suite for designs in the embedded, military and medical devices markets. MarketWire

St. Vincent's Launches Christmas Appeal to Support Mothers and Children in Need
St. Vincent's launched its Christmas appeal to benefit the single mothers and their young children in St. Vincent's Family Strengthening Program, a life-transforming experience providing low-income families with a full range of support services. MarketWire

Echo Global Logistics Announces Appointment of Julie Knudson to Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today the appointment of Julie Knudson to the role of Senior Vice President of Human Resources. MarketWire

Echo Global Logistics Developer Wins Second Place at Startup Weekend Chicago
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today its Senior .NET Developer Andy Abbott placed second at the Startup Weekend Chicago, an event that challenges designers, developers, and business development personnel to build a viable business in just 54 hours MarketWire

Equity Solar Signs Former GT Advanced Technology Executive to Oversee Asia Sales
Equity Solar, Inc., a company specifically established to commercialize a leading-edge solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, today announced that it has signed Lawson Huang, formerly of GT Advanced Technologies, to direct its sales efforts in Asia. MarketWire

Star Carpet of San Diego Offering Several Large Discounts Through End of 2012
Star Carpet, Inc. is a team of San Diego carpet cleaners who have been serving homeowners and business owners all over San Diego County for many years. During that time, the team has come to recognize that there are certain times of year when urgent needs tend to arise, and one of those times of year occurs right now during the holiday season MarketWire

Dot Foods Signs Multi-Year Agreement to Expand Their Use of iTradeNetwork's Collaborative Solutions
iTradeNetwork, Inc. (ITN), the leading provider of global supply chain solutions for the food industry announced today they have signed a multi-year agreement with Dot Foods, Inc. to provide ITN's Collaborative Solutions and add additional trading partners to the ITN network MarketWire

Stifel Financial Announces Pricing of $150 Million of Senior Notes
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced the pricing of $150 million principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). MarketWire

All Reasons Moving Earns Esteemed 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award
All Reasons Moving ( has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie's List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately five percent of all the companies rated on Angie's List, the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies. MarketWire

Big Beat Records Celebrates a Brilliant Year With All-Star 26-Track Compilation; "Big Beat Yearbook 2012" Features Singles and Mixes From Wide Range of Electronic/Dance Label's Roster, Including Skrillex, Martin Solveig, Icona Pop, Porter Robinson, Knife Party, Rudimental, and More; Mash-Up Mix Spin

Delsey Engineers Helium Ultimate for Wrinkle-Free Packing
Delsey, creator of feature-rich luggage, now offers the sleek and sophisticated Helium Ultimate. The new line includes the Delsey-exclusive Over Weight Indicator and is engineered with the telescoping handle on the exterior of the case, providing a flat interior for wrinkle-free packing MarketWire

Sparkle Deliciously This New Year's Eve With Bubbly From Cupcake Vineyards
It isn't New Year's Eve without a favorite bottle of bubbly to toast to a new beginning, and Cupcake Vineyards offers refreshing Prosecco and Moscato D'Asti as the perfect accompaniments to any celebration. Whether watching the glimmering ball drop in Times Square or donning a shimmering outfit for festivities with friends, Cupcake Vineyards sparkling wines will help everyone Sparkle Deliciously MarketWire

Earned Value Management (EVM) Exam Study Guide Now On-Line
Management Technologies ( has announced the availability of their popular Earned Value Professional™ (EVP™) study guide as an on-line exam study tool. This product complements their spiral bound and downloadable (pdf) versions. MarketWire

Singles Meet People With Purpose via Cause-Related Dating and Community Website, a cause-related dating and community space that brings singles together while rallying around local causes, launched this month. The idea is that while getting involved with causes, many of the members will get involved with each other. MarketWire

Durango Mountain Resort Received 20" With More Snow on the Way
Mother Nature dropped 20 inches of powder at Durango Mountain Resort over the weekend, the most snow at any southwestern U.S. ski resort. Heavy snowfall is again in the forecast for the resort starting today. Storm images may be downloaded at MarketWire

Act Fast for Year-End Savings on Select Homes at The Row Neighborhood Within the Gated Community of ThreeSixty
This holiday season William Lyon Homes is helping buyers achieve their dreams of homeownership at The Row, a stylish townhome neighborhood within the gated resort community of ThreeSixty MarketWire

Edge Legal Marketing and ALM Partner to Expand Press Coverage at LegalTech New York 2013
Edge Legal Marketing, a Minneapolis-based marketing and public relations firm serving the needs of companies targeting the legal market, today announced that The Edge Room is open for LegalTech® New York 2013 exhibitors to upload their company logo, press releases, white papers, articles, and company brochures MarketWire

SMBs Can Instantly Allocate Funds to Employees, Easily Manage Employee Spending Using the Sage Business Prepaid Visa(R) Card
Sage North America today announced that small and midsized businesses (SMBs) can instantly allocate funds to employees, while managing employee spending based on company policies, using the new Sage Business Prepaid Visa Card. The prepaid card is Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured and accepted anywhere Visa is accepted worldwide MarketWire

SMBs Can More Easily and Affordably Initiate and Manage International Transactions With Sage International Payments
Sage North America today announced that small and midsized businesses (SMBs) can more easily and affordably make international payments with Sage International Payments, a service by Sage Payment Solutions MarketWire

Avanade Completes Acquisition of Azaleos
Avanade®, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Azaleos Corporation. Azaleos is a leader in managed services for Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint® and Lync®. It uses advanced software to remotely monitor and manage email, collaboration, and unified communications systems. MarketWire

Burns & McDonnell Board Member and T&D Division President Walt Womack to Retire at Year-End
Burns & McDonnell announced that it has promoted John Olander to serve as Vice President and General Manager of its Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Division, replacing Walt Womack upon his retirement at year-end 2012. MarketWire

Centenary College to Offer New Presidential Scholars Program
Centenary College is pleased to announce a new, innovative program designed to attract future students to the Northwest New Jersey institution if they have demonstrated strong academic credentials during their high school career. Interested applicants must meet the minimum criteria of having a 3.4 cumulative high school GPA, as well as an SAT score of 1100 or equivalent ACT score MarketWire

T.I. Shines With "TROUBLE MAN: HEAVY IS THE HEAD"; Grammy-Nominated Rapper's Eighth Studio Album Features Appearances From Lil Wayne, Andre 3000, CeeLo Green, R. Kelly, P!nk, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill & Akon; "TROUBLE MAN: HEAVY IS THE HEAD" Arrives Everywhere Today
"TROUBLE MAN: HEAVY IS THE HEAD," the new album from Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I., arrives in stores and online today. "TROUBLE MAN: HEAVY IS THE HEAD" comes as the follow up to 2010's RIAA Gold-certified album, "NO MERCY MarketWire

Brookfield Canada Office Properties Declares January 2013 Monthly Distribution
The Board of Trustees of Brookfield Canada Office Properties (TSX: BOX.UN) (NYSE: BOXC) announced a distribution of $0.0975 per trust unit payable on January 15, 2013 to holders of Trust units of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012. MarketWire

UPDATE: The Devil Wears Prada & As I Lay Dying Unite for Marathon Metalcore Tour; North American Co-Headline Trek Kicks Off on February 22nd in Ventura, California; Multi-Artist Bill to Also Feature For Today, The Color Morale, and The Chariot; Tickets on Sale December 21st
Ferret Music recording group The Devil Wears Prada and Metal Blade Records' As I Lay Dying have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. The hugely anticipated trek gets underway February 22nd at Ventura, California's Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and then continues through early April (see itinerary below) MarketWire Announces the Addition of SkinCeuticals Reset + Redensify, the nation's leading e-commerce specialty retailer providing scientifically sound solutions for healing and maintaining healthy skin, has added SkinCeuticals Reset + Redensify to its assortment of premium products. MarketWire

Whatever the Topic, the Is It Legal To Forum Tackles Any and Every Subject
The law forums at Is It Legal To Forum are working overtime to discuss questions and topics about what is and is not legal through its legal blog The blog covers a wide array of topics that feature content written by passionate people out to seek the truth. MarketWire

The Green Forum Urges People, Businesses, & Organizations to Be More Environmentally and Socially Responsible This New Year
The Green Forum hopes that people do not lose sight of being green in 2013, despite a struggling economy that could put the nation into another recession. MarketWire

Audi RS 5 Wins Men's Journal 'Gear of the Year' Award
The 2013 Audi RS 5 has been named a winner of the annual 'Gear of the Year' awards by Men's Journal. Featured in the magazine's December 2012 issue, the Audi RS 5 was honored for its athletic design, high-end performance, practical drivability and class-leading fuel efficiency MarketWire

Beauty Research: Anti-Aging Super Combo With Dr. Dennis Gross and NuFace
Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, recently recommended pairing anti-aging topical treatments from Dr. Dennis Gross with microcurrent technology from NuFace. Dr. Dennis Gross is a highly respected skin care brand named after the founding doctor. The brand is most famous for the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel which exfoliates using five different acids MarketWire

Invesco PowerShares Provides Estimated Long-Term Capital Gains Information for 2012
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that it expects to deliver zero long-term capital gains distributions across 120 of 123 equity and fixed-income ETFs for 2012. MarketWire

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) Latest Release of Automated Test and Re-Test (ATRT) Enhances Model Based Design Approach for Creating Automated Tests
Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT) (, the automated software testing solutions provider for large mission critical systems, announced the latest release of their Automated Test and Re-Test (ATRT) Test Manager which includes enhancements to their model based design approach for creating automated tests. MarketWire

Quri Appoints Jeff Griffin as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Quri, the retail measurement service that enables real-time, in-store intelligence for brands and retailers, today announced that Jeff Griffin is joining the company as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Griffin will lead Quri's efforts to drive marketing innovation and help brand marketers and retailers create new opportunities at key shopping points MarketWire

Four Winds Casinos to Sponsor the Second Annual Four Winds Invitational June 21-23 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, owners of Four Winds Casinos® -- the premier gaming destinations in the Midwest, and the LPGA®, the world's leading women's professional golf organization, are pleased to announce that Four Winds will sponsor the second annual Four Winds Invitational MarketWire

Shermco Industries Acquired by Oaktree's GFI Energy Group
Shermco Industries, Inc., a leading provider of testing, maintenance, repair, engineering, training and commissioning services for low, medium and high voltage electrical equipment, motors and generators, announced that it has been acquired by funds managed by the GFI Energy Group of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P MarketWire

Near Term Catalyst Has ArQule Poised for a Move Up
ArQule, Inc. engages in the research and development of cancer therapeutics directed toward molecular targets and biological processes. MarketWire

Travel Industry Leaders Advised of Government Restrictions at Vacation Rental Seminar in Spain

Ingram Micro Supports the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area With Technology Center Equipment Donation
Continuing to support its local communities, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor, has donated more than $18,000 worth of technology equipment to the Boys & Girls Club of the South Coast Area (BGCSCA), located in San Clemente, Calif. In conjunction with Microsoft, Woodcrafters Intl. Inc MarketWire

Abbott Laboratories Contract Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Expands Potent Capability With Advanced Granulation Roller Compactor
Abbott Laboratories continues to advance its contract pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities to meet the life science industry's expanding need for more efficient services for solid-dose potent and cytotoxic products. MarketWire

TAIPEI 101 to Launch a Magical Concert of Fire and Music
Welcoming a new year at the TAIPEI 101 has never been this wild, innovative or newsworthy. Breaking free of all previous constraints, this year's fireworks display will feature the professional touch of French pyrotechnics company Groupe F, a Paris-based troupe whose previous collaborations include the opening fireworks show for the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games MarketWire

SRM Legal Is Now Superior Discovery
Superior Discovery, formerly SRM Legal, a leading provider of eDiscovery services to the legal market, announced today its new company name and unveiled a new logo and website MarketWire

Dollar Bank Natrona Heights Drive Thru Still Operational After Fire
Dollar Bank's Natrona Heights Office was one of the businesses damaged in the fire that occurred in the Natrona Heights Plaza Monday night. The bank's drive-thru facility is operational today and will have normal business hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This location also has walk-up and drive-up ATMs available MarketWire

Big Data Management Leader Appfluent Raises $4.4M From NBVP to Support Steady Growth
Appfluent Technology, the leading provider of big data warehouse management software, today announced it has received $4.4 million in Series AA venture capital financing from Novak Biddle Venture Partners (NBVP). Appfluent's software enables enterprises to extend EDW capacity, reduce data management costs and accelerate deployment of Hadoop Big Data platform to enhance analytic capabilities. MarketWire

TechMediaNetwork Taps Digital Media Executive Greg Mason as New CEO
TechMediaNetwork, Inc., one of the fastest-growing technology and science media companies in the world, today announced the appointment of former CBS Interactive, CNET and WebMD executive Greg Mason as Chief Executive Officer MarketWire

OmniMount's Travelling Innovations Showroom (OTIS) Provides Hands-On Experience With Leading Product Portfolio
OmniMount is taking its portfolio of mounting products on the road with a unique traveling trade show solution, in recognition of the impact that hands-on experience of products bring to the evaluation process. Dubbed OTIS (OmniMount's Travelling Innovations Showroom), the traveling trade show will debut at CES 2013, January 8-11 in South Hall booth #26328. MarketWire

Madera County Vineyard Brings Almost $25,000 per Planted Acre in Murray Wise Capital Sale
A 144-acre Madera County vineyard has brought one of the highest prices per acre ever in California's Central Valley, selling for a total of $3,115,000 -- $24,920 per planted acre. MarketWire

The Devil Wears Prada & As I Lay Dying Unite for Marathon Metalcore Tour; North American Co-Headline Trek Kicks Off on February 22nd in Ventura, California; Multi-Artist Bill to Also Feature For Today, The Color Morale, and The Chariot; Tickets on Sale December 21st
Ferret Music recording group The Devil Wears Prada and Metal Blade Records' As I Lay Dying have announced details of their upcoming North American co-headline tour. The hugely anticipated trek gets underway February 22nd at Ventura, California's Majestic Ventura Theater Half House and then continues through early April (see itinerary below) MarketWire

Entrepreneur Evan Williams to Speak at Message Bus' Serendipity Series Today
Message Bus, pioneer of cloud-based infrastructure for email, mobile and social messaging, is pleased to announce that Evan Williams will speak at its Serendipity Series today at 11:30 a.m. PT at its headquarters in Marin. MarketWire

Cascade Microtech Lays Foundation for Process Maturity Level 5 Goal With Receipt of ISO 9001: 2008 Certification From TUV Rheinland
Cascade Microtech, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCD), a leading expert at enabling precision measurements of integrated circuits at the wafer level, today announced its Beaverton, Oregon operation has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, a globally accepted standard for companies who establish and maintain an effective quality management system MarketWire

iSatori Introduces Belly-Off(TM) Proprietary Weight-Loss Supplement Through Retailers Nationwide
iSatori, Inc. (OTCQB: IFIT) ("the Company") today announced the pending launch of its newest and most anticipated weight-loss supplement called Belly-Off™ MarketWire

GlobalWise Announces Board Changes
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (OTCBB: GWIV) (OTCQB: GWIV) ( and its wholly owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., a leading-edge technology company focused on the design, implementation and management of cloud-based Enterprise Content Management ("ECM") systems in both the public and private sectors, today announced the appointment of Mr. Roy H MarketWire

intrinSIM Offers Market Intelligence Services With Cambashi Market Observatories to Broaden Market Intelligence and Market Planning for Customers
Cambashi, a leading global industry analyst and market consulting firm, today announced that intrinSIM, the leading authority on embeddable technology for engineering applications, has increased both the scope and depth of its service offerings related to market intelligence and market planning by adopting the Cambashi Market Observatories. MarketWire

Are Gold IRA Investments Worth Their Weight in Gold?
Retirement investing is often times the last thing on the minds of the under-30 working class in the United States. An entrepreneur who was recently turned on to investing in precious metals heeds advice to the younger generation and shares some eye opening statistics on how investing in gold can be a sound retirement strategy. The editor of www.OrderGold MarketWire

First Liberty Power Corp Update Antimony Property Fencemaker
First Liberty Power Corp. (OTCQB: FLPC) (the "Company") is pleased to update our investors on the Antimony property known as Fencemaker. The Company's objective is to mine and process Antimony ore and any related minerals at a nearby processing operation during the 1st quarter of 2013. MarketWire

BRG Director Anne Marie Knott Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for Work on R&D Effectiveness
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Berkeley Research Group Director Anne Marie Knott a grant for her work examining the relationship between firms' innovation initiatives through research and development and the impact of that investment on economic performance. MarketWire

New Approaches to Employee Benefits Education Needed in Healthcare-Reform World, Longfellow Benefits' Haraden Writes in Benefits Magazine
Traditional approaches to employee education on benefits won't do in a healthcare-reform world, Patrick J. Haraden, a principal of Longfellow Benefits, a Boston-based consulting firm, writes in the November issue of Benefits Magazine. MarketWire

2nd Watch Debuts 2W Insight Cloud Billing Application for Amazon Web Services Customers and Service Providers
2nd Watch, Inc., a global system integrator, software and deployment firm focused on IT operations, today announced general availability of the enterprise version of its cloud management software, 2W Insight. MarketWire

Announcement pursuant to the Securities Market Act (chapter 2, section 10) regarding a change in shareholding
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 18, 2012 at 4.45p.m.local time Metso Corporation has received an announcement pursuant to the SecuritiesMarketAct regarding a change in shareholding within the Cevian funds. CevianCapitalII Master Fund L.P MarketWire

Akken Releases Cloud-Based Notifications Platform Allowing for Text Alerts
Akken, the staffing and recruiting efficiency specialist, today announced their cloud-based Notifications Platform. The platform has unlimited actions that can be set up for notifications. This release allows users to enable instant pop-up, email and texting of alerts, giving customers a competitive advantage. MarketWire

Transit Wireless Selects RFS to Support Wireless Services for New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) Riders
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced that Transit Wireless has selected RFS products to support the architecture of its distributed antenna system (DAS) for the New York City subway system MarketWire

IPSO Alliance Facilitates Rapid Growth of IoT and M2M Markets in 2012, Looks Forward to Continued Success in 2013
The Internet of Things has arrived! 2012 was the year that infrastructure providers around the globe permanently enabled IPv6, cementing the Internet Protocol as THE enabler of the world's widest range of innovative applications, particularly for smart objects MarketWire

Volkswagen Returns to the Big Game in February for the Fourth Consecutive Year
Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today it will advertise during the Big Game for the fourth consecutive year. Volkswagen cruises into 2013 with a new advertisement and integrated marketing campaign to premiere on Game Day. MarketWire

Keratin 305 Bottles Up the Irreplaceable Feeling of a Great Hair Day to Make the Perfect Holiday Gift Option
For most individuals hair is an important part of their appearance as it is a means of self-expression. Whether it seems shallow or not, the fact of the matter is hair can play a significant role in self-esteem and confidence. Frizzy, dry, and damaged hair is nearly impossible to style and corrective treatments can cost hundreds of dollars MarketWire

Neovia Extends Relationship With Husqvarna Group
Neovia Logistics Services, formerly known as Caterpillar Logistics Services, announced the renewal and extension of its relationship with Husqvarna Group. MarketWire

Eventup Launches Popular Venue Booking Service in Atlanta
Eventup, the leading online resource helping event planners and consumers find and book one-of-a-kind venues, while also generating income for owners on underutilized properties, today announced its expansion to Atlanta. Since its February launch, Eventup has quickly grown to seven major cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Boston and now Atlanta. MarketWire

Mindoro to Appoint New CEO
Mindoro Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: MIO) (ASX: MDO) (FRANKFURT:WKN 906167) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Climie as CEO of the company effective 22 December 2012. MarketWire

Battelle-R&D Magazine Release Newest Global Research Funding Forecast
Global research and development (R&D) spending is forecast to grow by 3.7 percent -- or $53.7 billion -- in 2013 to $1.5 trillion, according to the closely watched forecast by Battelle and R&D Magazine. While much remains uncertain about the future of the U.S MarketWire

MD Family Limited Partnership Highlights Earth Dragon Resources Inc.
MD Family Limited Partnership has identified a unique company, Earth Dragon Resources Inc, that it feels could be a significant investment opportunity. Outlined below are excerpts from two of the company's recent press releases. MarketWire

Monster Watts Extends Half Price Offer on iPhone 4S Solar Battery Cases and Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Cases
Monster Watts, an innovator of external battery chargers for Apple and Samsung phones, is extending their half price offer until January 2013. MarketWire

Wontok Adds Total Networx as SafeCentral Reseller Partner
Wontok, a global cloud and endpoint security company, today announced a reseller partnership with Total Networx, a provider of managed services, disaster recovery and network security for clients in the Midwestern United States MarketWire

Sonian Rises to the "Challengers" Quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
Sonian, the pioneer in cloud-powered email archiving and search, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, 2012.(i) MarketWire

Fulton Financial Corporation to Divest Global Exchange Group Division
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) today announced that its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Fulton Bank, N.A., has entered into an agreement with Cambridge Mercantile Group to divest its Global Exchange Group (GEG) division. GEG provides international payment solutions to meet the needs of companies, law firms and professionals. MarketWire

98.4% Profitable Trades Keep Daytraders and Swing Traders Happy
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

Kaon Introduces New Interactive v-Rack for 3D Demonstrations of Network, Storage and Server Products
Kaon Interactive, the leading provider of interactive 3D product marketing content, today announced the Kaon v-Rack™, a free-standing interactive product demonstration rack for network and telecom marketers MarketWire

Medecision Awarded Full NCQA Disease Management Systems Certification
Medecision, the leader in collaborative healthcare management technology, today announced that it has earned National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Disease Management Systems Certification for the full suite of Aerial™ solutions including Disease Management (DM) Clinical Programs. MarketWire

mPower Jump
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) announced today that its new product, the mPower Jump, a full powered, easily transportable, rechargeable jump starter, is initially being targeted towards the automotive aftermarket. MarketWire

DS-Concept Looks Back at a Successful Year 2012
German Trade Financer DS-Concept has once more managed to strengthen its position in its key markets. "Our existing offices have exceeded expectations by showing an average growth of 20% on turnover," says Ansgar Hütten, CEO of DS-Concept Factoring GmbH in Mönchengladbach, Germany ( MarketWire

Restaurant Sciences' Data Shows Significant Price Variance for Most Popular Wine Varietals by Glass
Restaurant Sciences, a leading provider of restaurant industry information and analytics based on individual guest checks, today released the nation's first-ever study of wine-by-the-glass consumption in US restaurants, nightclubs and hotel bars. The data also shows how the average consumer can get the best value for wine by the glass across various dining establishments. MarketWire

BMO Retirement Services Announces New West Coast Region Relationship Manager
BMO Retirement Services today announced the hiring of Carolyn Barbee as a Relationship Manager for West Coast clients. Barbee is focused on delivering holistic solutions to plan sponsor clients, providing them with the premier, award-winning service for which BMO Retirement Services has been consistently recognized. MarketWire

Austin Ventures Promotes Vernon Bryant and Scott Donaldson
Austin Ventures ("AV"), a venture capital firm investing in early stage and middle market companies predominantly in Texas, announced today the promotions of Vernon Bryant and Scott Donaldson to Partner. Bryant and Donaldson will continue to co-lead AV's Texas middle market investment efforts alongside AV Founders and General Partners, Joe Aragona and Ken DeAngelis. MarketWire

Banco do Brasil Americas Selects i2c as Payment Processor
i2c, Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Banco do Brasil Americas to provide processing services for reloadable prepaid products. Banco do Brasil, Latin America's largest bank serving more than 55 million consumers globally, is the parent company of Banco do Brasil Americas. MarketWire

Score Last Minute Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie and Oenophile This Holiday Season With Tickets to the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Make your last minute holiday shopping easy and delight your favorite foodie or wine aficionado this holiday season with tickets to the 2013 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE MarketWire

Biopharm Asia Announces Approval of 15c2-11 Filing and Anticipates OTCBB Listing
Biopharm Asia, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BFAR) is pleased to announce that Biopharm Asia, Inc. received approval for the recently submitted 15c2-11 filing late on Friday Dec 14th. MarketWire

Ubiquiti Networks Wins Product of the Year for airFiber Platform
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNT), a next-generation communications technology company, today announced that its revolutionary outdoor wireless backhaul radio platform, airFiber™, has been named 2012's Product of the Year by the Wireless Internet Service Provider Association (WISPA). MarketWire

Overhill Farms Reports Increases in Revenues to $194.4 Million, and Net Income to $3.1 Million, for Fiscal 2012
Overhill Farms, Inc. (NYSE MKT: OFI) today reported net revenues of $194.4 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012, an increase of $25.2 million or 14.9% from net revenues of $169.2 million for the fiscal year ended October 2, 2011. MarketWire

Connected TV Survey Reveals Expanding Advertising Opportunity Emerging From Growing Ecosystem
YuMe, a leading provider of digital brand advertising software and services, in conjunction with Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., a leading research-based strategic consulting firm, today announced the results of an extensive survey on the future of Connected TV in the marketplace MarketWire

Marin Software Announces PPC Benchmark Assessment for Search Marketers
Marin Software, provider of the leading digital ad management platform for advertisers and agencies, today launched a complimentary PPC Benchmark Assessment for search marketers. Comparing marketer's PPC metrics to data from the Marin Software Global Online Advertising Index and other Benchmark respondents, the report offers a comprehensive view of an advertiser's digital advertising performance MarketWire

Magic Ruby Appoints Winifred Chang as Vice President of Product Development
Magic Ruby, the leader in delivering monetizable content and applications for the second screen, today announced the appointment of Winifred Chang as the company's Vice President of Product Development MarketWire

Semblant Announces Leading Asian Distributor Joins Semblant's SPF Premier Partner Program
Semblant today announced the leading supplier of industrial equipment, materials and services in Asia, WKK, has joined its Semblant Plasma Finish (SPF) Premier Partner Program. WKK has partnered with Semblant to address growing demand for PCB surface finish advancements in Asia MarketWire

Glympse Partners With Garmin to Provide Location Sharing for StreetPilot(R) Onboard and NAVIGON(R) Apps
Glympse, Inc., the mobile technology company that pioneered temporary real-time location sharing, today announced a new partnership with Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, to provide location-sharing capabilities for Garmin StreetPilot Onboard for iPhone® and NAVIGON for iPhone and Android® MarketWire

Jones Junction Selects bigtincan to Boost Sales Team Productivity and Enhance Customer Experience
Jones Junction, one of the nation's largest car dealerships with a focus on delivering best-in-class customer service, has selected bigtincan hub to boost productivity and improve communications for its rapidly growing sales force MarketWire

Xirrus Arrays Power Campus-Wide, High-Performance Wi-Fi for the Academy of the Holy Names
Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the deployment of its Wireless Arrays at Academy of the Holy Names, a Tampa-based independent, Catholic, coeducational elementary school and a college preparatory high school MarketWire

Razorsight CEO Charlie Thomas Named 2012 GAP 50 Top Entrepreneur by Center for Innovative Technology
Razorsight, the global leader in cloud-based analytics for communications service providers, announced that CEO Charlie Thomas has been named a winner of the Center for Innovative Technology 2012 GAP 50 Entrepreneur Award, a new statewide award program celebrating Virginia's next generation of innovative entrepreneurs who create and drive high-growth companies. MarketWire

Allvoices Announces the Winners of the American Pundit(TM) Competition
Allvoices, one of the world's largest social news sites, announced today that it has chosen winners for the American Pundit Contest, with Maryann Tobin of Tampa taking the $5,000 grand prize MarketWire

Manta Fuels Small Business Boom, Sees Record Growth in 2012
2012 was the year of the small business, thanks in large part to their influential role in this year's presidential election. However, like every business, SMBs were challenged with continued economic instability and fought above average unemployment, rising gas prices and fiscal policy uncertainty MarketWire

KEMP Technologies Partners With Artisan Infrastructure to Offer High-Availability Load Balancing to Managed Service Providers in Artisan Infrastructure's Ecosystem
KEMP Technologies today announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider. Through the partnership, KEMP's LoadMaster virtual server load balancers are now available in Artisan Infrastructure's Certified Solution Ecosystem MarketWire

Fortinet(R) FortiGate Platform Wins Info-Tech Research Group "Champion" and "Best Overall Value" Awards for Next Generation Firewall
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company's FortiGate platform has received Info-Tech Research Group's "Champion" and "Best Overall Value" awards for Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) MarketWire

GeoVax Announces Full Enrollment of Phase 1 Clinical Trial for 2nd Generation HIV/AIDS Vaccine
GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), an Atlanta-based biopharmaceutical firm developing vaccines to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, is pleased to announce full enrollment in a 48 patient Phase 1 trial testing the safety and immunogenicity of its 2nd generation adjuvanted DNA/MVA vaccine for the prevention of HIV infection MarketWire

Angel Unveils New Outbound Campaign Manager
Angel, a leading provider of cloud-based Customer Experience (CX) solutions and division of MicroStrategy® Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR), today introduces Angel Outbound Campaign Manager, a new web interface that enables businesses to easily build, manage and measure proactive outbound customer communications MarketWire

Crescent Electric Selects Epicor Wholesale Distribution ERP to Advance Its Business to the Next Level

Bounce Energy Supports Local Texas and Pennsylvania Charities Through Social Media Campaign
This December, Bounce Energy is partnering with Toys for Tots and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to raise awareness and funds for the charities through a Facebook 'like' campaign. For every new follower Bounce Energy receives on their Facebook page, they will donate $.50 to the charities, along with a base donation of $2500 to each. MarketWire

RAID Inc. Designs the Optimal Data Center Quad-Processor Server
RAID Inc., an end-to-end customized solutions provider in HPC, Big Data, and virtualized environments, today announces its newest quad-processor FusionRomley® 2U 4-Socket Server, utilizing Intel's Xeon processor E5-4600 with 6 PCI_E x 16 slots that scales to 1.5TB of memory. MarketWire

Mostashari, Clancy & Kaku to Keynote NCPDP 2013 Annual Conference
NCPDP announced the keynote speakers for its 2013 Annual Technology & Business Conference today, revealing a dynamic lineup of industry leaders, Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and Carolyn M MarketWire

MMRGlobal Inks Royalty-Based License Agreement With Electronic Health Record Provider Healthcare Holdings Group and PHR Competitor Access My Records
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) today announced it has filed a Form 8-K regarding the signing of another royalty-based licensing agreement. On December 17, 2012, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR") signed a Non-Exclusive Patent License Agreement with Healthcare Holdings Group, Inc. ("HCH"), the parent of Access My Records, Inc., to license the U.S MarketWire

BBC Easy Automates Asset-Based Lending Monitoring and Approvals for Manufacturing and Service Businesses That File Borrowing Base Certificates (BBCs) With Banks and Finance Companies
BBC Easy's new online software makes it easy for banks, credit unions and finance companies to set up asset-based lending parameters with a cloud-based dashboard tool. The customer logs into the BBC Easy dashboard, sets up their account, and with the touch of one button all of the data is retrieved from their accounting package MarketWire

ZBB Energy Corporation Ships ZBB EnerSystem(TM) to U.S. Navy Microgrid Project
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today it has shipped an order from the U.S. Navy Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego (FISCSD) MarketWire

University General Health System Completes Purchase of South Hampton Community Hospital and Affiliated Medical Office Building
University General Health System, Inc. (University General) (OTCQB: UGHS), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health care delivery system, today announced the closing of its purchase of South Hampton Community Hospital, a 122,000 square-foot (approx.) hospital in Dallas, and an adjacent 23,000 square-foot (approx.) medical office building MarketWire

Colorado Goldfields Acquires $141 Million Silver/Gold Property -- The Silver Wing Mine; Company Now a Turn-key Gold and Silver Producer
In the news release, "Colorado Goldfields Acquires $141 Million Silver/Gold Property -- The Silver Wing Mine; Company Now a Turn-key Gold and Silver Producer," issued earlier today by Colorado Goldfields Inc MarketWire

VSS Monitoring Receives INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award
VSS Monitoring, a leader in network packet brokers (NPBs), today announced that TMC, a global integrated media company, has named its vBroker Series of Network Packet Brokers as a recipient of the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. MarketWire

Ingen's Medical Technology Gains Traction With Suppliers
Ingen Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IGNT), an emerging medical device manufacturer with patented proprietary medical technology for the growing $55 Billion US home healthcare industry, is pleased to announce new purchase orders from major medical suppliers. MarketWire

UNIT4 Business Software's Agresso Education Wins Industry Honors With University Business' Readers' Choice Top Products for 2012 Award
UNIT4 Business Software (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: UNIT4), the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global enterprise software provider for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™, today announced that Agresso Education was named a Readers' Choice Top Product for 2012 by University Business Magazine MarketWire

Tenguy World International, Inc. (TGWI) Provides Shareholder Update
Tenguy World International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TGWI) provided an update today to its shareholders on its current investments and growth strategy. MarketWire

Grass Roots Research and Distribution, Inc. Announces Investment Opinion on Medex, Inc. (MDXX)
Grass Roots Research and Distribution, Inc. (, the Investor Awareness Industry's Research Firm of Choice, announced today that it has initiated research coverage on Medex, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MDXX) a medical support and services Company. The report was issued at a price of $0.10 with a target price of $0.53. MarketWire

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Remote Monitoring for Drug Trial
AMC Health announced today that it will provide a broad array of telemonitoring services for an innovative clinical trial that has just been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AMC Health's telemonitoring technologies will dramatically reduce the cost of this study. MarketWire

Tensilica to Feature Customer Innovations in Smartphones and Home Entertainment at CES 2013
Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that it will feature innovations from customers that use the company's dataplane processors (DPUs) in smartphones, digital televisions (DTVs), and home entertainment systems at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) MarketWire

Leap Motion to Give 10,000 New Developers Free Units, Releases Code Library for Intuitive Gestures
Leap Motion, the motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of human/computer interaction, today announced significant investments in its growing developer program. Over the next two weeks, Leap Motion will send 10,000 new developers free units so they can create apps for the Leap Motion controller, the world's most accurate 3-D motion control technology MarketWire

Williams & Williams Worldwide Real Estate Auction Promotes DC Roberts to Vice President Sales
Williams & Williams, the premier brand in real estate auction, today announced it has promoted DC Roberts to Vice President of Sales for Distinctive, Charitable Trust and International Properties. Roberts, who had been senior director of sales, has significantly contributed to Williams & Williams' growth in the Distinctive and International categories MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics Brand Ambassador Program Exceeds 800 Members, Marathoner Kate Fischbeck Appointed Manager, Brand Ambassadors
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCQB: LVVV) (OTCBB: LVVV), makers of the popular LiveWire Energy™ Chew products, announced today that the company's Brand Ambassador Program, Team LiveWire, has now expanded its membership rolls to more than 800 athletes across the USA. MarketWire

BuLogics Demonstrates OpenADR2.0a at Grid-Interop Event
BuLogics, Inc. a leading designer of wireless automation solutions for the commercial, hospitality, residential and industrial markets, successfully demonstrated its OpenADR2.0a / Z-Wave demand response system for multi-dwelling units at the SGIP Grid Interop event held December 3-6 in Irving, Texas. In addition, the company has presented a white paper mapping OpenARD2 MarketWire

W. P. Carey Added to S&P Global Property and S&P Global REIT Indices
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust, announced today it will be added to the S&P Global Property and S&P Global REIT Indices after market close on December 21, 2012. MarketWire

Kanex Unveils New Family of Thunderbolt Cables
Kanex®, a leader of innovative Apple® and iOS connectivity solutions for homes and businesses worldwide, today announced a new lineup of Thunderbolt™ cables. The new Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable lineup will include four lengths including .5M, 1M, 2M and 3M. These cables help provide high-speed data transfers for Thunderbolt equipped devices. MarketWire

Still Trying to Find That Perfect Gift? Kiva Cards Enable Family and Friends to Give the Gift of Hope Around the World
Even last minute gift ideas can make a world of difference. With Christmas just around the corner, you may have put off picking a gift for that hard-to-shop-for person -- or you may have simply run out of time. MarketWire

RallyPoint Announces $1.55 Million in Seed Investment in 2012
RallyPoint, a rapidly growing gated professional network that empowers U.S. military service members to take greater control over their own careers, today announced it received a total of $1.55 million in seed investments in 2012. The company, heralded as the 'LinkedIn for the military,' previously received $550,000 investment monies in April MarketWire

Egnyte Adds EMC VNX and VNXe, and iomega PX Series Certification to EgnytePlus Ecosystem
Egnyte, enterprise file sharing provider, today announced the addition of EMC VNX and VNXe, and iomega PX series to the EgnytePlus Ecosystem, joining existing certified storage partners IBM, NetApp, NETGEAR and Synology. EgnytePlus Partners shipped over 50% of the NAS units worldwide in 2011,(1) providing customers with the ability to leverage the widest selection of local storage MarketWire

Robeks Smoothie Franchise to Expand in Connecticut
The nation's premium healthy smoothie and juice bar franchise, Robeks, is expanding its footprint in Connecticut. MarketWire

.406 Ventures Exceeds Target, Closes Fund II at Over $175M
.406 Ventures is pleased to announce the final closing of its second venture capital partnership, Point 406 Ventures II, L.P., with just over $175 million in capital commitments. MarketWire

CareFamily Offers First Remote Caregiver Management Services for Seniors
CareFamily, a pioneer in online caregiver matching and self-directed home care for seniors, today announced new Remote Care Management Tools and Services that empower families to effectively manage the day-to-day care of elderly family members, while living in different locations MarketWire

ON24 Survey: Training, HR Execs Reveal Trends in Virtual Learning
ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced the findings of its survey of over 3,000 registrants of the Virtual Learning Edge, the first ever virtual conference dedicated to virtual learning MarketWire

D2's mCUE Completes Successful MSF Interoperability Test Featuring Lantiq Gateway and LTE Modems From Altair and GCT
D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced the successful completion of the second RCS VoLTE Interoperability Testing Event organized by the MultiService Forum (MSF), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and GSMA MarketWire

Relay Technology Management Announces Pipeline-by-Pathway Target Searching to Enable Biologically-Based Business Intelligence for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Relay Technology Management Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the pipeline-by-pathway target searching module as part of version 1.2 of Business Development Live!, Relay's flagship real-time comparative asset analysis and trend analytics software-as-a-service for the life sciences industry MarketWire

Advanced Catheter Therapies Names Scientific Advisory Board
Advanced Catheter Therapies, Inc. (ACT), ( has announced the members of its Scientific Advisory Board, who will advise and assist the company in the development of current and future pipeline products. MarketWire

Slickdeals Launches Official iPhone App
Slickdeals (, the largest community-based deal sharing site in the country, today released its official iPhone app. The app offers full access to Slickdeals' Frontpage, Local and Popular deals pages as well as 18 forums where users can participate in discussions about Product Reviews, Tech Support, Finance, Games and more. MarketWire

Avaya Inc. Announces Offering of Senior Secured Notes
Avaya Inc. (the "Company") today announced its intention to offer senior secured notes due 2019 that are exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") MarketWire

QUMAS and NetDimensions Announce Strategic Partnership
QUMAS and NetDimensions today announced an innovative partnership that enables organizations to manage all of their compliance and training requirements via an integrated compliance solution. MarketWire

TiVo Brings Spotify to TiVo Premiere Boxes
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), the creator of and a leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced the availability of leading music streaming service Spotify for its TiVo Premiere boxes in the US MarketWire

Dassault Aviation: Management Appointments at Dassault Aviation
The DASSAULT AVIATION boardof Directors, meeting today, December 18, 2012,released this statement: Mr. Eric TRAPPIER has been co-opted today asdirectorof DASSAULT AVIATION, in replacement of Mr. Philippe HUSTACHE, for theremainingduration of Mr. Philippe HUSTACHE's office, i.e. until the GeneralAssemblywhich will approve the financial statements of the year 2014. MarketWire

Union Dental - Drinkable Air Update the Progress of The Green Ozone Generator for Use in Dental Offices
Union Dental Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UDHI) (, a Company that operates and manages a network of dentists throughout the United States for union members, announced today an update in the progress of The Green Ozone Generator designed for use in dental offices MarketWire

City Index Group Relaunches Finspreads, a Pioneering Spread Betting Brand for Trading Novices
Finspreads -- City Index Group, a leading global provider of retail trading services, including Spread Betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs) and margined foreign exchange (FX), has re-launched Finspreads, a financial spread betting brand providing quick and easy access to the world's markets and specifically targeted at trading novices. MarketWire

SolarWinds Continues Product Family Expansion With Addition of New File Transfer Management Software

EP Energy Announces Offer by Parent of Senior PIK Toggle Notes in Private Placement
EP Energy LLC ("EP Energy") announced today that its parent company, EPE Holdings LLC ("EPE Holdings"), intends to offer $350 million aggregate principal amount of Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2017 (the "Notes") in a private placement. MarketWire

GSK and Theravance Announce Regulatory Submission for UMEC/VI (LAMA/LABA) in the US
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) and Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced the submission of a regulatory application in the US for the investigational once-daily LAMA/LABA combination medicine, UMEC/VI, for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MarketWire

PoolGear Plus Announces New Spa Supplies Hot Deals
Clearwater, Fl--(Marketwire - December 18, 2012) -  PoolGear Plus® has added new Hot Deals on spa supplies and snow tubes to the home page of their website at Spa products on sale include spa chemical kits, spa bromine tablets, spa bromine booster, and spa fragrances MarketWire

Agria and PGG Wrightson to Cooperate With PRC Agricultural Partners
Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria") and its New Zealand listed subsidiary PGG Wrightson (NZSE: PGW) ("PGW") today announced that the operating entities of Agria and PGW have signed two memoranda of understanding with PRC agricultural partners in Guangdong Province and Shandong Province. MarketWire

Security First International Holdings, Inc. Joins AT&T as Approved Affiliate Program Partner to Support Nation-Wide Consumer Adoption
Security First International Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SCFR), a leading provider of mobile financial products and services for consumers, is extending the company's M-Cash™ mobile reload service to over 70 million active AT&T subscribers. MarketWire

BridgeSTOR Patent Application Published for Enhanced Data Security in Multi-Tenant Deduplicated Cloud Data Storage
BridgeSTOR, LLC, the company Advancing Deduplication to the Cloud, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application Serial Number 20120310901. A Notice of Allowance is issued after the USPTO makes a determination that a patent can be granted from an application. MarketWire

Fischer-Watt Gold Company Changes Name to Cyclone Uranium Corporation
Fischer-Watt Gold Company, Inc. (formerly OTCQB: FWGO) today announced it has changed its corporate name to Cyclone Uranium Corporation (OTCQB: CYUR) to better reflect the Company's focus on developing its substantial portfolio of uranium assets. The Company's ticker symbol has changed to CYUR. The change in name and ticker symbol was effective December 14, 2012. MarketWire

EyeGate Pharma Enrolls Last Patient in Pivotal Phase III Anterior Uveitis Study of EGP-437
EyeGate Pharma, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company developing a non-invasive ocular drug delivery platform and ocular therapeutics, announces today that they have enrolled the last patient in the pivotal Phase III study of EGP-437 in patients with anterior uveitis. MarketWire

Air Force Global Strike Command to Standardize All Bases on AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System for Maximum Force Protection and Personnel Accountability
AtHoc, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the United States Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC), headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, is expanding their current AtHoc IWSAlerts™ EMNS to cover all five of their bases MarketWire

GSX Solutions Partners With HADSL to Provide Award-Winning Service Desk Solution
GSX Solutions [], the global leader in proactive, consolidated monitoring and reporting of enterprise collaboration environments, including Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and IBM Notes, today announced a partnership agreement with HADSL FirM to provide their award-winning service desk solution to all GSX prospects MarketWire

MacroSolve and Fiksu Agreement to Benefit Business and Marketing Efforts of Mobile App Ventures
MacroSolve, Inc. (OTCQB: MCVE) ("MacroSolve" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile technology intellectual property, announces it has executed a reciprocal business development agreement with Fiksu, Inc. (www.fiksu MarketWire

Australian Dollar vs US Dollar Rises to Approach Key Resistance -- City Index UK
City Index UK -- AUD/USD (daily chart) as of December 17, 2012, has risen to approach key resistance around the 1.0600 price region MarketWire

Deutsche Bank and VTB Support Gunvor's Acquisition of Ingolstadt Refinery
Gunvor Group ("Gunvor") has mandated Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch (Bookrunner) and VTB Bank (Austria) AG as Mandated Lead Arrangers to arrange and underwrite a USD $100 million Secured Acquisition Facility (the "Facility") to finance the acquisition of former Petroplus refinery and marketing activity in Ingolstadt, Germany. MarketWire

Northland's Iron Ore Concentrate Has Reached the Port of Narvik
Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU)(OSLO: NAUR)(FRANKFURT: NPK)(OMX: NAURo) ("Northland" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the first concentrate has been transported by rail on the Malmbanan railway, from Pitkajarvi to the Port of Narvik. MarketWire

CargoSmart Signs Agreement With NACCS Center for Japan Customs' Advance Filing Rules
CargoSmart Limited, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) global shipping and logistics solutions provider, today announced it is one of the first service providers to sign an agreement with Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc MarketWire

Increasing Demand for Portable and Highly Secure Data Storage Propels Growth for Data Locker
Data Locker, Inc. a leading developer of encrypted storage solutions, announced that a combination of new compliance requirements and a distrust by users of cloud based storage providers has combined to propel record sales for the company in 2012. Executives see this trend continuing into the new year based on the company's sales pipeline. MarketWire

Dynamic Materials Names Bin Zhang Managing Director of DMC China
Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ: BOOM) today announced Bin Zhang has been named managing director of the Company's new DMC China organization. Zhang is responsible for business development and market positioning in China for DMC's three business segments: Nobelclad, DYNAenergetics and AMK Welding. MarketWire

Dan Lozano Fan Site Launched by Scott Williams
Sports enthusiast and blogger Scott Williams has launched a website dedicated to the achievements of long-time prestigious sports agent, Dan Lozano. The site seeks to provide information and insight on the actions taken by Lozano to create trailblazing contracts and profitable careers for the A-list athletes he recruits and represents MarketWire

Pixorial Unveils New Consumer Video Experience
Pixorial, the easy-to-use online video platform, has rolled out a new user experience for uploading, transforming and sharing memories. With a new look and feel, consumers can create perfectly polished videos with helpful tools to guide them along the way MarketWire

Pharma-Biotech Industry Invests More Than $12 Billion in 2012 North American Project Starts, an Industrial Info News Alert
Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As the last moments of 2012 run their course, it is a good time to take a look at the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry's capital and maintenance (MRO) project activity for the year. In January, the industry had a whopping $17 billion worth of projects set to launch construction in 2012 MarketWire

Market Research Report -- Outdoor Apparel Is the Fastest-Growing Segment of the Global Sports Apparel Market has announced the addition of the market research report "Global Market Review Of Performance Outdoor Apparel - Forecasts To 2018" to their product offering. MarketWire

Market Research Report -- Image-Guided and Robot-Assisted Surgery Growing With Wider Acceptance has announced the addition of the market research report "Innovations and Trends in the Image-Guided and Robot-Assisted Surgery" Markets to their product offering. MarketWire

Couples Resorts Named in Travel+Leisure's 500 World's Best Hotels 2013
Travel+Leisure has announced its 10th anniversary collection of the top-rated 500 hotels in the world and Couples Resorts is once again proud to be included in the top 10 Hotels in the Caribbean region, being the only Jamaican hotels chosen. The list will be published in the January edition of the magazine. MarketWire

Davinci Launches New Website Built Specifically for iPhone and Android Smart Phone Devices
Davinci Virtual, a leading provider of global virtual office services, announced the launch of its first website exclusively designed for mobile smart phone users. The new site has been built to give with iPhone and Android smart phone visitors an easy to navigate and properly formatted website experience when visiting MarketWire

Dart Appraisal Launches New Website
Dart Appraisal today announced the launch of its new website, featuring the company's new logo and branding campaign, at The redesign, part of an overall rebranding campaign for the firm, comes as the Troy, Michigan-based company prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary. MarketWire

TouchMD Now Offered at Houston Plastic Surgery Practice
Dr. James Boynton and his center for plastic surgery in Houston have recently announced they will be introducing an advanced patient education tool called TouchMD to their practice in order to improve their level of care. Designed to visually guide patients through a consultation using photos, videos, and informative content, Dr MarketWire

Chicago Plastic Surgeons on Distinctions Between Breast Augmentation Implant Materials
Dr. Brian Braithwaite and Dr. Lorri Cobbins, both board-certified Chicago plastic surgeons, strive to educate prospective breast augmentation patients before surgery about their options for implant sizing and materials. One major decision these patients make is choosing between silicone and saline implants MarketWire

Vero Beach Plastic Surgeon Employs Innovative DualSculpting Technique
At his Vero Beach plastic surgery practice, Dr. John M. Sarbak has been offering patients CoolSculpting™ treatments to reduce fat without the discomfort, risk, or recovery time involved with invasive procedures. Utilizing CoolSculpting™ technology, Dr MarketWire

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning to Continue Tradition of Giving Free Furnace to Family in Need
Safe and efficient furnaces may be something that we all take for granted on a cold winter's night. Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is again giving back to the community this holiday season. For the second consecutive year, the 75-plus-year business will give a free furnace to a family in need this winter MarketWire

Lattice iCE40 FPGA Family Named Digital Semiconductor Product of the Year
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that its ultra-low density iCE40™ FPGA family has been named "Digital Semiconductor Product of the Year" as part of the 2012 Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards MarketWire

VSAT and Broadband Satellite Seeing Solid Gains
NSR's Broadband Satellite Markets, 11th Edition report, released today, found that satellite broadband Internet access subscribers will exceed 5.2 million globally in 10 years, and the enterprise VSAT installed base will reach nearly 2.9 million sites. In addition, backhaul services and even IP trunking will make important strides as services shift to provisioning with HTS and O3b capacity. MarketWire

The Long Wait Is Over, O Bar Is Back With a Glittering Opening Party
O Bar is back with a brand new concept, design and musical talent. With an extravagant opening party presenting Duo DJs Chocolate Puma from the Defected Label with a warm up by DJ Ouzu and other resident DJs, The Fairmont Nile City Cairo hotel is bringing back O Bar in a wave of glitz and glamour. MarketWire

Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers Luxury Cairo Hotel Hosts Third-Annual Wedding Festival
After the smashing success of the first two editions, Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers luxury Cairo hotel kicked off its third-annual Wedding Festival on Nov. 24 & 25th, 2012 at the spectacular Canyon Ballroom. The Wedding Festival hosted extravagant hair styling shows by Mohamed Al Sagheer & Pace e Luce and a fabulous fashion show featuring Cairo's Fashion Mega Star Hany El Beheiry. MarketWire

Ilmenau University of Technology Partners With Objectivity to Leverage the Power of the InfiniteGraph Distributed Graph Database in Its Technology Courses and Research
Objectivity, Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Ilmenau University of Technology, to bring the power of InfiniteGraph, the only distributed graph database (DGDB), into its courses and research. For more than 20 years, Objectivity has been companies from the Department of Defense to Ericsson and CUNA Mutual tackle the hurdles of Big Data MarketWire

KING ICT Joins Objectivity Global Partner Program to Deliver InfiniteGraph the Only Distributed Graph Database to Healthcare Organizations Across Eastern Europe
Objectivity, Inc. announced today that KING ICT has joined the Objectivity Global Partner program to bring InfiniteGraph, the only distributed graph database to healthcare organizations across Europe MarketWire

Bridal Extravaganza Show Announces 30-Minute Promotional Television Show to Air on ABC
Houston's Bridal Extravaganza Show announces a 30-minute television show for the 28th Annual Bridal Extravaganza Show this January 5-6. MarketWire

EDF Renewable Services Signs Operations and Maintenance Agreement With MidAmerican Renewables for 81 Megawatts
EDF Renewable Services -- formerly enXco Service Corporation -- has signed a multi-year agreement with Bishop Hill Energy II LLC, a subsidiary of both MidAmerican Renewables and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, to provide operations and maintenance services for the 81 megawatt (MW) Bishop Hill II Wind Project. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Announces Pricing of $200 Million of 5.875% Unsecured Convertible Senior Notes Due January 2019
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "Company") announced today the pricing of $200 million in aggregate principal amount of unsecured 5.875% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 (the "Notes"). The Company has also granted the initial purchaser of the Notes an option to purchase up to an additional $30 million in aggregate principal amount of the Notes. MarketWire

CFS Bancorp, Inc. Declares Cash Dividend
CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ) announced that on December 17, 2012, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.01 per share payable on January 25, 2013 to shareholders of record as of January 4, 2013. This dividend is unchanged from the prior quarter's dividend. MarketWire

Levi & Korsinsky Notifies Investors With Losses on Their Investment in Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and the Deadline of December 24, 2012 to Seek a Lead Plaintiff Position
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. ("OSG" or the "Company") (OTCBB: OSGIQ) stock between May 4, 2009 and October 19, 2012. MarketWire

Covanta Announces Adjustment to the Conversion Rate on Its 3.25% Cash Convertible Senior Notes due 2014
Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") today announced an adjustment to the conversion rate on its 3.25% cash convertible senior notes due 2014 in connection with its previously announced dividend payable on December 26, 2012 to stockholders of record as of December 18, 2012. As a result of this dividend, the conversion rate was adjusted to 62 MarketWire

Rockwell Medical Data Safety Monitoring Board Recommends SFP Phase III Efficacy Studies to Continue as Planned
Rockwell Medical, Inc MarketWire

The New America High Income Fund, Inc. Declares Dividends
The New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: HYB) announced today the following dividends to be paid on the Fund's common stock: MarketWire

Project Management Software Project Insight Adds Resource Allotment
Project management software provider, Project Insight announces a new capacity demand feature that allows resource managers to run basic 'what if' scenarios without having to assign resources to tasks. This new feature was included in Project Insight's latest software upgrade, version 10 MarketWire

Stifel Financial Announces Proposed Public Offering of Senior Notes
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that it intends to commence the marketing of the Company's senior notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). MarketWire

Urbana Corporation (TSX:URB) (TSX:URB.A) Acquiring Significant Ownership in CNSX Markets, Operator of the Canadian National Stock exchange - Video posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 18, 2012 - Urbana Corporation (TSX:URB) (TSX:URB.A) is acquiring a significant ownership in CNSX Markets Inc. GlobeNewswire

Constellation Brands Makes Wine Shopping More Rewarding with Innovative Mobile App for the Holidays
~Industry-leading wine producer partners with shopkick Inc. to be first in the wine, beer and spirits industry to reward shoppers through their mobile app~ GlobeNewswire

Cytokinetics, Incorporated Announces Listing Transfer from NASDAQ Global Market to NASDAQ Capital Market
South San Francisco, CA - December 18, 2012 - Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK), announced today that NASDAQ has approved the Company's request to voluntarily transfer the listing of its shares of common stock from The NASDAQ Global Market to The NASDAQ Capital Market GlobeNewswire

Dr. Reddy's announces it has acquired 37,460 shares (0.1%) of OctoPlus N.V. on 18 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

Intervest Retail NV : Intervest Retail divests 2 peripheral retail warehouses and a retail park in the Walloon provinces
Public property investment fund Intervest Retail, listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels, divests a retail park and some non-strategic retail warehouses in the Walloon provinces. GlobeNewswire

Regulated information - Ageas and BlackRock, Inc.: notification
In accordance with the rules on financial transparency, BlackRock, Inc. sent a notification on 14/12/2012 advising that, on 8/8/2012, its interest has exceeded the statutory threshold of 3% of the shares issued by Ageas and reached 3.05%. GlobeNewswire

ArQule (ARQL) Poised For A Quick Move Up On Near Term Catalyst
By Scott Matusow, Contributor@scottmatusow GlobeNewswire

Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for December 18th: LPNT, LSCC, MA, MAA, MCEP, MCO, MDVN, MEMP
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network ( and Equity Brief: GlobeNewswire

Cardiome Remains Low On Merck's Abandonment
By Brian Wilson GlobeNewswire

Announcement pursuant to the Securties Market Act (chapter 2, section 10) regarding a change in shareholding
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 18, 2012 at 4.45 p.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Breda, the Netherlands, 18 December 2012 - Dockwise Ltd. today announces the record-breaking installation of the close to 30,000 ton fully integrated SHWE Platform over the weekend, topping Dockwise's previous installation record held at 21,000 tons GlobeNewswire

Incap lowers its profit guidance for latter half of 2012
Incap CorporationStock exchange release                                          18 December 2012 at 3.15 p.m GlobeNewswire

Aspo's financial information in 2013
ASPO Plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 18, 2012, at 15:00The Aspo Group Annual Accounts Bulletin for 2012 will be released on Thursday, February 14, 2013. The Annual Report will be published on week 14 at the latest GlobeNewswire

Rezidor appoints Elie Younes as Senior Vice President, Head of Group Development
The Rezidor Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Elie Younes as Senior Vice President, Head of Group Development effective 1st January 2013. Younes joined Rezidor's regional office in Dubai in April 2010 as Vice President, Business Development Middle East & Africa, and took over the interim leadership of Rezidor's corporate development department in October 2012 GlobeNewswire

STMicroelectronics : ST reconfirms its new financial model
Geneva, December 18, 2012 -, Following Bloomberg's statements earlier this morning, STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, reconfirms its new financial business model targeting 10% or more operating margin. GlobeNewswire

Nomination Board's proposal to the Annual General Meeting regarding the composition and fees of Rautaruukki's Board of Directors
Rautaruukki Corporation Stock exchange release 18 December 2012 at 2.45pm EET GlobeNewswire

A Strong Speculative BioPharma Poised For A Quick Move Up On Near Term Catalyst
By Scott Matusow, Contributor@scottmatusow GlobeNewswire

ING provides update on divestment of ING Life Korea

Alma Media and Ilkka-Yhtymä enter extensive content cooperation of regional newspapers
Alma Media Corporation Press release   December 18, 2012 at 12:00 (EET) GlobeNewswire

SEABIRD EXPLORATION PLC - SeaBird Exploration and Searcher Seismic in partnership for MC2D in the Barents Sea - Q2 2013
SeaBird and Searcher Seismic in partnership for MC2D in the Barents Sea - Q2 2013 GlobeNewswire

RURIC: Alecta has sold all its shares in Ruric AB
PRESS RELEASE / December 18, 2012 GlobeNewswire

Ten tips for cyber secure use of mobile devices
Helsinki, Finland - 18 December 2012 -Mobile devices have become increasingly common and the markets are flooded with new applications for business and pleasure. Smartphones and tablets are also popular Christmas presents. People are using mobile devices to play games, to shop, to pay bills and share their thoughts via social media GlobeNewswire

Poxel Raises €13 million to Progress Imeglimin Development to Treat Type 2 diabetes
Poxel S.A. /Poxel Raises €13 million to Progress Imeglimin Development to Treat Type 2 diabetes . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Ratos: Proposed dividend of SEK 3 per share
This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules. GlobeNewswire

Ratos and Ferd acquire Aibel
This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules. GlobeNewswire

Group Figures for the 2011/2012 Financial Year: Analytik Jena Exceeds Forecasts and Confirms Preliminary Figures
Analytik Jena AG /Group Figures for the 2011/2012 Financial Year: Analytik Jena Exceeds Forecasts and Confirms Preliminary Figures . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Minor leakage of tailings along the tailing pipe at the Laiva mine
PRESS RELEASE, 18 December 2012 GlobeNewswire

The Board of Directors of Nordic Mines resolves on terms for the fully underwritten Rights issue of SEK 282 million

BW Offshore: Mandatory notification of trade
A close associate of Carl K. Arnet, CEO in BW Offshore, yesterday purchased 100,000 shares in BW Offshore Limited at NOK 4.76 per share. Following this transaction, Mr. Arnet and his close associates hold 6,483,081 shares in BW Offshore Limited. GlobeNewswire

Change of CFO in Norsk Hydro ASA
Eivind Kallevik has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA. The appointment of Kallevik, currently head of Finance in Hydro's Bauxite & Alumina business area, will become effective from February 15, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Imtech: position in Finland strengthened considerably through acquisition of EMC Talotekniikka
Gouda, The Netherlands - Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it will be acquiring the Finnish technical services provider EMC Talotekniikka Oy. With 580 employees, this company realises annual revenue of over 100 million euro. The acquisition price is in line with Imtech's previous acquisitions in Finland and will be paid in cash GlobeNewswire

Solvay to optimize its global soda ash industrial network
Brussels, December 18th, 2012 at 7.30 am - Solvay, world leader in Soda Ash, today announced its decision to proceed with the optimization of its global industrial footprint. The Group's strategic intent is to reinforce its positioning by adjusting its production capacities in line with differentiated market dynamics and cost-competitiveness considerations GlobeNewswire

Actelion's ponesimod successful in mid-stage trial in patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis - Ponesimod to proceed to Phase III clinical development in psoriasis
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion's ponesimod successful in mid-stage trial in patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis - Ponesimod to proceed to Phase III clinical development in psoriasis . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Tajiri Resources (TSXV:TAJ) Reports Results as High as 15.3 Grams Per Tonne Gold from Kaburi PL Gold Property in Guyana, South America - Video Posted on
Tajiri Resources (TSXV:TAJ) Reports Results as High as 15.3 Grams Per Tonne Gold from Kaburi PL Gold Property in Guyana, South America - Video Posted on GlobeNewswire

Klövern AB (publ) : Klövern issues bond loan of SEK 175m
Klövern AB (publ) issues an unsecured bond loan of SEK 175 million with duration of two years and three months on the Swedish market. The bond loan has a variable interest of three-month STIBOR plus 360 basis points with final maturity in March 2015. The issue proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes including acquisitions GlobeNewswire

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