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CASBAA Upfronts Hits Jakarta
CASBAA ended its TV Upfronts tour of Southeast Asia with its final event of the year in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 13, 2012 ACN Newswire

MHI and Sojitz Receive Order for New Acrylic Acid Plant Construction from Gazprom Group Company of Russian Republic of Bashkortostan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd ACN Newswire

Medford Pioneers First Major School Bus Advertising Campaign in New Jersey History
MEDFORD, NJ--(Marketwire - December 19, 2012) -  Medford Township Public Schools ("Medford") ( announced today that it has become the first school district in New Jersey to gain private sponsorship of its school bus fleet. Longtime community advocate Murphy's Marketplace (www.murphysmarkets MarketWire

Elegant Illusions, Inc. Reports Sep-Nov 2012 Same Store and Company Wide Revenues
Elegant Illusions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EILL) announces MarketWire

Shoal Point Energy Signs a Letter of Intent for a Joint Venture to Explore and Develop Its Green Point Shale Licenses, West Newfoundland
Shoal Point Energy Ltd. ("Shoal Point" "SPE" or the "Company") (OTCQX: SHPNF) (CNSX: SHP) has signed a Letter of Intent regarding a proposed transaction between SPE and Foothills Capital Corp., and its subsidiaries, Black Spruce Exploration Corp. ("BSE"), and Foothills North West Holdings Corp ("FNW"). MarketWire

Information Management Honors Northwood Advisors With 2012 Innovative Solution Award
Northwood Advisors, a business intelligence (BI) and decision systems advisory firm, along with its partner, Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce (CDNC), has been awarded the Information Management 2012 Innovative Solution Award MarketWire

Technology Credit Union Launches Send Money Powered by PayPal(TM) Service
Technology Credit Union (Tech CU) announced today it has launched Send Money Powered by PayPal™, a simple-to-use, person-to-person payment service. Today, Tech CU members can quickly send money directly from their online and mobile banking accounts to almost anyone in the world with a mobile phone or e-mail address (over 60 countries worldwide) MarketWire

MULTIMEDIA UPDATE: Hard Rock Group Halestorm Earns First-Ever Grammy Nod for History Making Single, "Love Bites (So Do I)"; ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Performance Set for Tuesday, January 29th; Halestorm Celebrates Their Incredible Year With Eagerly Awaited Winter Tour
Atlantic recording group Halestorm is wrapping up an extraordinary year with a Grammy Award nomination, with their breakthrough single, "Love Bites (So Do I)," named in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category MarketWire

InsideView Named CODiE Award Finalist for Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution
InsideView, the only sales intelligence solution that helps sales executives get in the door and win once they're in, today announced it has been named an SIIA CODiE Awards finalist for the Best Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution MarketWire

Ram Power Announces Grid Synchronization for Its Phase II Expansion at San Jacinto-Tizate
Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce that the Phase II expansion at San Jacinto-Tizate has been successfully synchronized to the Nicaraguan national integrated electrical grid MarketWire

Waller Elects Five New Partners
Waller, Nashville's oldest and largest law firm, has elected five new attorneys as partners. Each attorney was previously an associate at the firm: MarketWire

Dragon Polymers Purchasing a Simplicity Screen to Increase Revenue by 15%
Dragon Polymers, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DRAG) is currently studying the feasibility of purchasing a 20 foot vibrating screen used in the iron ore mining industry to help reduce the impurities such as soil and rock mixed in with the Nylon 66 fiber MarketWire

Worthington Distribution Sponsors Z-Wave Interoperability Pavilion at CES
Worthington Distribution, in conjunction with the Z-Wave Alliance, is sponsoring an Interoperability Pavilion in the Z-Wave Alliance booth (#20800, South Hall #1) at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas. MarketWire

New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. Appoints New Director
New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: NHTB), the holding company for Lake Sunapee Bank, fsb (the "Bank"), today announced that on December 13, 2012, it appointed Catherine A. Feeney, Esq. to the Board of Directors as an independent director. Ms. Feeney will fill the vacancy created by Mr MarketWire

cei (Coating Excellence International) Announces Leadership Additions
President & CEO of cei (Coating Excellence International), Mike Nowak has announced recent additions to the company's executive leadership team. MarketWire

Pouschine Cook Recapitalizes Griswold Home Care
Pouschine Cook Capital Management, LLC, a lower middle market private equity firm, has announced a recapitalization of Griswold Home Care, a nationwide non-medical home care franchisor. MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. November 2012 Monthly Update
Below is the November 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG) MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund November 2012 Monthly Update
Below is the November 2012 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund. (NYSE: USA) MarketWire

UPDATE: DeviceLock(R) Endpoint DLP Software Achieves VMware Ready Certification
DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint data leak prevention (DLP) software, today announced that their DeviceLock Endpoint DLP Suite has been verified as VMware Ready. VMware View users can now protect their virtual endpoints with the leader in endpoint DLP software. MarketWire

Specialty Systems, Inc. and Quipa US Partner to Deliver New Security Solution
Specialty Systems, Inc. (SSI), a leading systems integrator in the military, law enforcement, and commercial markets, and Quipa US, a software company delivering a new and revolutionary approach to secure network connectivity, today announced a Reseller Partnership to facilitate and accelerate the introduction of QuipaLoop into the markets that SSI currently serves MarketWire

Four Winds Interactive Announces Major Software Release
Four Winds Interactive (FWi) today announced the availability of FWi Software Platform Version 4.5, or Tahiti, a major release of FWi's software platform for creating and managing content across digital signs, interactive kiosks, mobile devices and more MarketWire

Heli-One Poland Secures Part 145 Certification, Extending the Company's Global Helicopter MRO Reach

Air Carrier in the Americas Signs Letter of Intent for Up to 30 Bombardier CSeries Airliners
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that an airline, which is based in the Americas, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire 12 CS100 airliners with options on an additional 18. At this time the airline has requested to remain undisclosed. MarketWire

Huntington Learning Center Strives to Improve Students' Vocabulary
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Nation's Report Card: Reading 2011 -- the NAEP's assessment of 4th-, 8th- and 12th-grade students' reading skills -- U.S. students' vocabulary scores increase with reading comprehension MarketWire

Symantec Names Stephen Gillett Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Steve Bennett, chairman and chief executive officer of Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), today announced the appointment of Stephen Gillett as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Symantec. Gillett will report to Bennett and begin his new position with Symantec effective Friday, December 21, 2012 MarketWire

Quipa Launches Go-to-Market Initiative in North America
Quipa™, a software company headquartered in Sydney, Australia delivering new and revolutionary technologies for secure network connectivity, today announced the launch of a North American go-to-market initiative with the formation of Quipa US LLC, headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, IL MarketWire

Inuvo, Inc. Appoints Richard K. Howe as Chief Executive Officer
Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INUV) (the "Company" or "Inuvo"), an Internet Company that develops and markets browser based consumer applications and manages networks of websites, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Richard K. Howe as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mr. Howe will remain as the Company's Chairman of the Board. Mr MarketWire

Hard Rock Group Halestorm Earns First-Ever Grammy Nod for History Making Single, "Love Bites (So Do I)"; ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Performance Set for Tuesday, January 29th; Halestorm Celebrates Their Incredible Year With Eagerly Awaited Winter Tour
Atlantic recording group Halestorm is wrapping up an extraordinary year with a Grammy Award nomination, with their breakthrough single, "Love Bites (So Do I)," named in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category MarketWire

John Seaberg, MD, Joins Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook
Located on the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus, Dr. John Seaberg joins the group of orthopedic and sports medicine specialists working alongside primary care sports medicine physicians at Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook. MarketWire

KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT Acquires Retail Property in Los Angeles Submarket
KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, Inc. (KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT), a public non-traded real estate investment trust headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has participated as a majority joint venture partner in the acquisition of The Burbank Collection, a 39,428-square-foot retail property in Burbank, Calif MarketWire

NEWave(R) Launches Three Solutions at Aliante Casino and Hotel
NEWave®, the leading software supplier to the gaming industry, has successfully deployed three software solutions for Aliante Gaming LLC at its Aliante Casino and Hotel. NEWave® has launched its Title 31 Manager, Records Manager and Check Prove® software solutions at the North Las Vegas, Nevada, property. MarketWire

New Nerve Stimulation Treatment Study at LGH Designed to Ease Chronic Heart Failure Symptoms in Patients
Vascular surgeons and electrophysiologists at Lancaster General Hospital are participating in a new study to find out whether nerve stimulation can relieve heart failure symptoms as well as slow the progression of this prevalent disease. MarketWire

Brightbox Charges Mobile Phones for Holiday Shoppers at Two Simon Malls
Brightbox, Inc., the premier provider of elegant and secure mobile device charging stations, today announced that it has placed Brightbox charging stations at malls owned by Simon Property Group (NYSE: SPG). Holiday shoppers at Menlo Park Mall, New Jersey and Roosevelt Field, New York can now recharge their phones while they shop. MarketWire

MultiTouch Demonstrates New Interactive Touch Display Products and Applications at CES 2013
MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, today announced the showcase of its new touch display products and applications at CES 2013, taking place in Las Vegas, in central hall, booth #14246 MarketWire

Start a New Holiday Tradition at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Start a new family tradition when you travel back to holidays past at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. The memories begin the moment you enter our beautifully decorated castle where the glory and splendor of Christmas in the middle ages abounds MarketWire

Crown Marketing Announces Smart Drug Delivery Revolution Has Arrived
Crown Marketing (OTCQB: CWNM) is pleased to announce that its Controlled Drug Delivery Technology (CDDT) has the potential to revolutionize the manner in which we take oral medication. MarketWire

TECHNICOLOR: Evolution of the Board of Directors' composition
Following the Board of Directors meeting held today,Technicolor (EURONEXT PARIS: TCH) announces the appointment of Hugues Lepicas an independent Director. MarketWire

Matrix Surgical USA Receives CE Mark and ISO 13485:2003 Certification
Matrix Surgical USA announced today that it has received CE Mark approval as well as certification for ISO 13485:2003 for its OMNIPORE® High-density Porous Polyethylene craniofacial implants for reconstructive and aesthetic craniofacial surgery MarketWire

Lynd, Endeavor Real Estate Group Commence Construction on 36-Story, Luxury Apartment High-Rise in Downtown Austin
San Antonio-based Lynd, in partnership with Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group, has commenced construction on The Bowie, a 36-story, 358-unit luxury apartment building in downtown Austin. Equity for the project is being provided by an institutional investor, who is being advised by Dallas-based L&B Realty Advisors, LLP MarketWire

Aberdeen "Best Blogs of 2012" Showcases Research Content Reach Across Social Marketing Channels
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the availability of its eBook "Best-in-Class Blogs 2012: Aberdeen Group Insights" MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Advisor to Prime Minister of Thailand Joins Board of Directors
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (FRANKFURT: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce and welcome the appointment, effective immediately, of Julpas "Tom" Kruesopon, to the Company's Board of Directors MarketWire

MOSCOT Wants Join Their Timeline
MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections -- today announced the MOSCOT Timeline Project, which invites fans to share their memories of its iconic 118 Orchard Street shop from the past eight decades, as the company prepares to "cross Delancey" to 108 Orchard Street. MarketWire

Final Order for Scheme of Arrangement
Longreach Oil & Gas Limited(TSX VENTURE: LOI) MarketWire

Mackinac Financial Corporation Declares $.04 Cash Dividend on Common Stock
Mackinac Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MFNC), the bank holding company for mBank (the "Bank"), today announced that on December 18, 2012, its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $.04 per common share, payable January 7, 2013 to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2012. MarketWire

Royal Standard Announces the Completion of a Sale of Its Goldwedge and Pinon Property Interests to Scorpio Gold Corporation
Royal Standard Minerals Inc. (OTCBB: RYSMF) (the "Corporation" or "Royal Standard") today announced the completion of its transaction with Scorpio Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE: SGN) ("Scorpio") to sell its Goldwedge and Pinon property interests and the assets related thereto to Scorpio (the "Transaction") MarketWire

Adaptive Planning Names CFO David Pefley to Manage Accelerated Growth
Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, today announced the appointment of David Pefley as its Chief Financial Officer MarketWire

According to MRED, Optimism Is the Word in Real Estate Going Into 2013
"Optimism" hasn't been associated with real estate much in the past few years. Russ Bergeron, CEO of Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), the Chicagoland's multiple listing service, said, "I can't remember feeling this positive about the prospects for a new year since the middle of the last decade." MarketWire

Vizu Study Shows GumGum In-Image Ads Lifted Awareness for New Television Series
GumGum today released the findings of an advertising effectiveness study demonstrating that in-image ads significantly raised awareness of a new comedy series for a major broadcast television network client. MarketWire

Lighting Science(R) Congratulates Atlanta Botanical Garden on Recognition From Forbes for Dazzling Light Display
Lighting Science Group Corporation® (OTCQB: LSCG), one of the world's leading LED lighting technology manufacturers, congratulates the Atlanta Botanical Garden for being recognized on the Forbes list of "ten most dazzling light displays in the world." MarketWire

Russell Eurozone Index Reflected a 20.1% YTD 2012 Gain as of 12/17 as Russell Investments Predicts Continued "Downward Spiral" in 2013 in Southern Europe
The Russell Eurozone Index reflected a return of 20.1% year-to-date as of December 17th, 2012. Northern European countries enjoyed the strongest gains within the Eurozone Index, with Belgium (37.2%)*, Austria (35.4%) and Germany (31.0%) leading the way year-to-date as of 12/17. In Southern Europe, Greece (19.9%) led the way year-to-date as of 12/17, while Spain (1 MarketWire

Louisiana's Shreveport Area Transit System (SporTran) Selects RouteMatch Software to Help Expand Ridership Services
The Shreveport Area Transit System (SporTran), serving the cities of Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana, is implementing RouteMatch's end to end intelligent transportation technology platform as the foundation for their paratransit services operations MarketWire

Stonyfield Gives New Meaning to 'A La Mode' This Holiday Season
Forget the scoop of ice cream this year, Stonyfield is offering up a delicious and trendy new topping for your dessert. 'Greek Yogurt Whip' blends one of the year's trendiest food items with organic whipping cream, making the perfect addition to holiday pies, cookies and cakes MarketWire

Icelandic Fashion Label Gydja Collection Releases New Hekla Fragrance for Women
Icelandic fashion label Gydja Collection recently introduced a new fragrance for women to its already popular range of perfumes. The label's new perfume is named after one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, Hekla, and is made with water extracted from the streams that cascade down the volcano's slopes. MarketWire

American Commercial Lines to Begin Transporting Canadian Crude Oil by Inland Barge for MEG Energy
American Commercial Lines (ACL) is pleased to announce that it will begin transporting crude oil by barge on the U.S. inland waterways for MEG Energy (U.S.) Inc. (MEG Energy), a subsidiary of the Canadian oil company MEG Energy Corp MarketWire

Novo Nordisk A/S - The Final Phase 3a Trial for IDegLira Completed, and FIAsp Approved for Phase 3 Development
Company Announcement No 83 2012: MarketWire

Hometown Health Selects MedHOK's Integrated Platform to Enhance Care Management, Compliance and Improve Star, HEDIS and Other Risk Scores
MedHOK, one of the healthcare industry's fastest growing software companies, announced today that Hometown Health will deploy its single cloud-based platform to proactively comply with federal and state regulations, enhance care management and improve Star, HEDIS® and other quality scores MarketWire

Market for Kinase Inhibitors Heats Up: Kalorama
The cancer kinase inhibitor market is estimated at $12.1 billion worldwide for 2012, representing annual revenue growth of 16.9% over 2007. The effectiveness of kinase inhibitors has sparked interest from major pharmaceutical companies, according to the healthcare market research publisher, Kalorama Information MarketWire

SEI Poll: Managers Remain Optimistic in Spite of Current and Impending Regulatory Outlook
According to a poll released today by SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC), a large majority of U.S. investment managers (78 percent) are optimistic about their firms' prospects over the next three years. That number was up considerably from last year's poll in which 63 percent of participants indicated optimism MarketWire

The Anti-Scrooge Generation Study by Research Now and K&A BrandResearch
A new study by Research Now and K&A BrandResearch reveals insights into how 12 to 17 year olds in the United States, the United Kingdom, Poland and Germany feel about Christmas. MarketWire

Reality TV Meets Social Media in New Weight Loss Challenge Led by Big Brother & Amazing Race Couple; Cash Prize May Exceed $1 Million
Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd, the couple who met on CBS's Big Brother and then went on to compete together in The Amazing Race, are now participating in a new social media reality game: a nationwide weight-loss challenge called DietBet. MarketWire

Report: Judicial Watch Disclosures of "Zero Dark Thirty" Leaks Spur Criminal Referral

Prominent Miami DUI Lawyer Jeffrey Feiler Responds to Sobering Holiday DUI Statistics by Offering Superior Legal Assistance to Those in Need
It is no surprise that the number of DUIs issued increases during the festivity-filled Holiday season. In this situation knowing the recommended course of action is critical to achieving the best possible outcome MarketWire

Current Loyalty Programs Are Proving to Be Ineffective Towards Retailers' Goal of Creating More Loyal Customers, According to New Research Report From Edgell Knowledge Network
Retailers have historically emphasized monetary rewards for repeat customers, but now loyalty programs need to be used to build gratifying personal relationships with customers, according to a new research study from Edgell Knowledge Network (EKN) MarketWire

AP-Google Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2013-14
The Associated Press and Google are seeking candidates for a scholarship program that recognizes student creativity and innovation at the intersection of journalism and technology. MarketWire

Media and Entertainment Companies Jump Start Cloud Adoption With Box
Box today announced that Blue Man Group, Discovery Communications, Electronic Arts, Netflix, NBC Sports, Sony Music and Village Roadshow Entertainment have joined the company's growing roster of media and entertainment customers in the past year, contributing to an impressive 200 percent increase in media and entertainment customers for 2012 MarketWire

Discovery Communications Moves to Box for Content Sharing and Collaboration in the Cloud
Box today announced that Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company, has elected to adopt Box to power collaboration and content sharing across its global organization of more than 4,500 people MarketWire

Free Webinar to Offer Franchise Owners Five Steps to Grow Their Franchises by Five Times, the leader in integrated bill payment, invoicing and cash management solutions for businesses, today announced that it will offer franchise owners five steps to grow their franchises by five times in a replay of a free webinar on Thursday, December 20, at 11 a.m. PT. Registration is available now at MarketWire

Pima County, Arizona, Awards $2.3 Million to Accela for Land and Permit Management
Accela, Inc MarketWire

Invesco PowerShares Announces Changes to ETF Family
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with more than $74 billion in franchise assets, announced changes to its product line. MarketWire

PBMI Survey Finds Retail Copays Are Increasing Across All Drug Types
Retail copays are on the rise again across all drug types, including generics, brands and specialty drugs. This is just one of the reported results from the 2012-2013 Prescription Drug Benefit Cost and Plan Design Report published by the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI). MarketWire

LifeSci Advisors Initiates Coverage of Cytomedix, Inc.
LifeSci Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of investment research and investor relations services in the life sciences sector, today announced that it has initiated coverage of Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCQX: CMXI), an autologous regenerative therapies company focused on the commercialization of innovative technologies for orthopedics and wound care MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's New Series of Surface-Mount TRANSZORB(R) Bidirectional TVS Features High Surge Capability to 3 kW in SMC DO-214AB Package
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of surface-mount TRANSZORB® bidirectional transient voltage suppressors (TVS) in the SMC DO-214AB package. For automotive and telecom applications, SMC3K series devices feature high surge capability to 3 kW at 10/1000 microseconds. MarketWire

Regular Marijuana Use by Teens Continues to Be a Concern
Continued high use of marijuana by the nation's eighth, 10th and 12th graders combined with a drop in perceptions of its potential harms was revealed by this year's Monitoring the Future survey, an annual survey of eighth, 10th, and 12th-graders conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan MarketWire

Finspreads Aims to Bring Spread Betting to the Masses
Finspreads -- Could you accurately define the following examples of trading terminology? MarketWire

Equilar Accepting Submissions of Updated Peer Groups for Pay-for-Performance
Equilar, the leader in executive compensation data and research, today announced that it is accepting submissions of updated peer groups to include in its 2013 Equilar Market Peers™ calculations. Equilar Market Peers are used in Equilar's P4P Analysis and Glass Lewis's (Say on Pay) pay-for-performance quantitative analysis. MarketWire

Buchanan Street Partners Purchases Perimeter Center Building in Scottsdale, AZ
Buchanan Street Partners, an active buyer of value add office and industrial assets, has acquired a 66,800-square-foot office/flex building in Scottsdale, AZ from H-B Perimeter, LLC. Terms of the sale were undisclosed MarketWire

Florida Beach Town Selects Avaya Network to Reduce Costs and Provide Seamless Support to City Staff

MagForce aims to raise up to EUR33.5 million
MagForce AG /MagForce aims to raise up to EUR33.5 million. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. * Capital increase against cash and noncash contributions by granting preemptive rights of up to a total of EUR33 MarketWire

Wireless Ronin Rolls Out Digital Marketing Solutions for Burgerville
Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies solutions provider, has deployed a digital marketing solution for Burgerville, a quick service restaurant chain with 39 locations in the Pacific Northwest, providing digital menu boards, a promotional display, community brand wall and content creation services. MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Establishes World's First Global Motorcycle Taxi Association
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (FRANKFURT: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is in the process of setting up the world's first global Motorcycle Taxi Association ("Association") MarketWire

RCI(R) Unveils Chinese Language Website for Exchange Members
RCI®, the global leader in vacation exchange, recently launched a fully-transactional website in simplified Chinese available to its exchange members. suits the needs of members and affiliates with 13 language options that include English, Spanish, Italian, Greek, French, Portuguese, Dutch and, now, simplified Chinese. MarketWire

Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. Files Technical Report on Palmilla Deposit
Further to its news release of October 30, 2012, Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. ("Petaquilla" or the "Company") (TSX: PTQ)(OTCBB: PTQMF)(FRANKFURT: P7Z) announces that it has filed a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant Technical Report on the Palmilla Gold Project dated December 11, 2012 (the "Technical Report") MarketWire

A.C. Moore Selects Epicor Retail CRM to Enhance Customer Loyalty; Sees Rapid Implementation in Approximately 100 Days
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced specialty retailer A.C. Moore has selected and implemented Epicor® Retail Customer Relationship Management (CRM) to strengthen customer relations and support future loyalty/reward initiatives. MarketWire

Citadel EFT, Inc. (CDFT) Announces New Board Member to Assist in Business Development
Citadel EFT, Inc.'s (OTCQB: CDFT) CEO Gary DeRoos announces that the Company appointed Mr. Dennis Radcliffe to its Board of Directors. MarketWire

United States Attorneys Standardize on Panzura Global Cloud Storage System to Consolidate Storage Globally and Slash CapEx
Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced that the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) has awarded a contract to standardize globally on Panzura for its next-generation Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) platform serving all United States Attorneys' Office (USAO) locations nationwide MarketWire

Bloomfire Launches Knowledge Sharing On the Go With iOS App for iPhone and iPad
Bloomfire, the company that is revolutionizing knowledge sharing in business, today announced the launch of the Bloomfire iOS App for iPhone and iPad MarketWire

Bloomfire Realizes Record-Breaking Year, Inspires Knowledge Sharing for More Than 50,000 Users
Bloomfire, the company that is revolutionizing knowledge sharing in business, today announced it has achieved record growth for 2012. The success this past year was attributed to the company's dedication to putting knowledge in the hands of employees all across the world MarketWire

Tombstone Exploration Corporation Continues Trading on the Berlin Stock Exchange Open Market
Tombstone Exploration Corp. (OTCQB: TMBXF) (BERLIN: A0MK8E) announced today that the company continues to be listed on the Open Market of the Berlin Stock Exchange. MarketWire

SilkRoad Expands Footprint in Asia-Pacific Region and Receives Significant Award in China
SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management software, announced today that it has broadened its footprint across Asia-Pacific-Japan (APJ), adding a significant number of new clients from China in the North to New Zealand in the South MarketWire

World Surveillance Group Completes Blimp in a Box(TM) Demonstration for Members of the Department of Defense and Our Prime Contractor Partner
World Surveillance Group Inc. (OTCQB: WSGI), a developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs") and related technologies, today announced that it has completed a demonstration of the Blimp in a Box™ ("BiB") aerostat system for members of the Department of Defense ("DoD") and our defense partner MarketWire

ViaWest Announces Partnership With Galvanize
ViaWest, one of the largest privately held data center, cloud computing and managed service providers in North America, announces its partnership with Galvanize, a Denver-based start-up ecosystem, designed to support the development of high growth digital entrepreneurs and start-ups MarketWire

Michigan Ski Areas Offer a Special Learning Program in January
Ski areas across the state have teamed up with Michigan McDonald's restaurants to offer a popular and very affordable introduction to the sport of skiing and snowboarding called Discover Michigan Skiing. MarketWire

Chango Integrates Directly With Facebook, Brings Search Intent Data to Social Targeting
Chango today announced the launch of 'Programmatic FBX Advertising', a new advertising solution that brings large-scale search intent data to the Facebook Exchange. MarketWire

Reed's Inc. Moves to the New York Stock Exchange
Reed's Inc. (NASDAQ: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide announced today the pending transfer of the listing of its common stock from the NASDAQ Global Market ("NASDAQ") to the NYSE Euronext's NYSE MKT ("NYSE MKT"). The Company expects to begin trading on the NYSE MKT on January 2, 2013 MarketWire

Sophos Wins CDW Partner of the Year Award
Sophos is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of CDW's Partner of the Year award, presented at CDW's recent annual Partner Summit. MarketWire

CRIF's Consumer Loan Origination Systems Recognized as a "Best-in-Class" Solution in Financial Services Technology Analysis
CRIF, a global credit reporting and decision management solution provider whose customers include more than 1,900 banks and financial institutions worldwide, was named a "best-in-class" provider in all four categories of the CEB TowerGroup "Loan Origination Systems" research report. MarketWire

Cinnabon Raises More Than $56,000 for Troops Overseas
After a month-long campaign to raise money for troops overseas, Cinnabon Inc. raised more than $56,000 through a partnership with Operation Gratitude® as part of its third annual "Hugs from Home" campaign to send care packages to the military. MarketWire

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. Learns of Schedule T.O. Filing by PST Capital Group Ltd.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMCF), today announced that it is aware of a Schedule TO filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") by PST Capital Group Ltd. ("PST") after the close of market trading on December 18, 2012 MarketWire

Soul2Match Eliminates Fake Profiles With miiCard Trusted Identities for Online Daters
Online dating service Soul2Match today announced that it has selected identity verification company miiCard to combat fraud and help members prove they are real people while keeping their personal details secure. Members can add miiCard verified badges to their profile to demonstrate that they have proven their identity to the same level as a passport, driver's license or photo ID. MarketWire

Endeavour Silver Drilling Extends High Grade Silver-Gold Mineralization on the San Sebastian Property in Jalisco State, Mexico
Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR)(NYSE: EXK)(FRANKFURT: EJD) announces that exploration drilling on the San Sebastian property in Jalisco State, Mexico has now extended the recently discovered high grade silver-gold mineralization in the Terronera vein to more than 900 meters (m) long by 300 m deep, still open for expansion. MarketWire

ChemDiv Receives Multiple Milestones in Major Drug Discovery Collaboration With Eli Lilly
ChemDiv, Inc., a fully integrated drug discovery and development contract research organization with research facilities in San Diego, USA and Moscow, Russia, announced receipt of several milestones across three major therapeutic areas resulting from its collaboration with Eli Lilly. Financial details were not disclosed. MarketWire

Oracle Announces Winners of the Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Awards
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire Surpasses $1 Billion in Postage Printed for 2012® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today announced it recently surpassed the $1 billion threshold in total postage printed for its customer base for 2012. At $1 billion, the company's total postage growth for 2012 is a minimum of 50% higher than fiscal 2011 MarketWire

Active Power Shareholders Approve Reverse Stock Split
Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems and modular infrastructure solutions, announced its shareholders have approved a 5-for-1 reverse stock split of the company's outstanding and authorized common and preferred stock at a special shareholders meeting held on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. MarketWire

Linley Group Report Estimates Embedded Processor Market Will Exceed $4 Billion in 2015
Estimating that the embedded processor market will top $4 billion in 2015, The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, communications, mobile, and wireless applications, released their latest report, "A Guide to Embedded Processors MarketWire

Urban Airship Expands by Opening London Office
Urban Airship, the global leader in mobile push messaging to build relationships with connected consumers, today announced the opening of its London office and the appointment of Nigel Arthur, as managing director of Urban Airship UK MarketWire

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Selects Clearwell eDiscovery Platform Through Government Acquisitions
Government Acquisitions in partnership with Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has selected the Clearwell eDiscovery Platform to streamline its electronic discovery processes. Clearwell enables USPTO officials to efficiently manage and analyze documents through search, review, tagging and exporting. MarketWire

W. P. Carey Announces $33 Million Acquisition of Four Texas Self Storage Properties
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced today that CPA®:17 - Global, one of its publicly held non-traded REIT affiliates, has acquired four self storage facilities in western Texas. The properties comprise a total of 361,490 square feet and are located in Midland and Odessa MarketWire

Are You Missing Out on Year-End Benefits? eHealthInsurance Releases Health Insurance Tips for Last Weeks of 2012
Today eHealthInsurance ( (NASDAQ: EHTH), America's first and largest private health insurance exchange, released its top five year-end health insurance tips for consumers. MarketWire

VooDoo New Orleans BBQ Franchise Trends for 2013: Fast-Casual Locations and Healthier, More Affordable Choices
With diners looking to cut down on both spending and fat grams in 2013, New Orleans BBQ franchise VooDoo BBQ & Grill is keeping up with restaurant industry trends toward healthier, more affordable meal choices in fast-casual settings: MarketWire

Cafe2U Coffee Franchise Finishes First Year in U.S. With Coast-to-Coast Presence
Cafe2U, the world's largest mobile espresso franchise, established a coast-to-coast presence during its first year in the United States, putting its gourmet coffee franchise on the road in California, Oregon, Colorado, Georgia and Florida. MarketWire

du Partners With Qualys to Deliver Cloud-Based Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance Solutions in the United Arab Emirates
The Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du (DUBAI: DU), and Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, have announced an agreement to deliver vulnerability and compliance management services to businesses in the UAE. MarketWire

Fima Announces Entering Into Definitive Purchase Agreement for the Purchase of American Eagle Operating LLC for $3.5 Million
Fima Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FIMA), in furtherance of its Press Release dated Oct 10th, 2012, is pleased to report that it has signed a Definitive Purchase Agreement to acquire American Eagle Operating LLC of Dallas, TX ("American Eagle") for a purchase price of 3.5 million dollars ($3,500,000). The purchase price will be satisfied in an all stock transaction MarketWire

Boston Therapeutics Approved in France to Initiate a Clinical Trial With SUGARDOWN(R) in Patients With Type II Diabetes
Boston Therapeutics, Inc MarketWire

TASER Honors 100,000 Lives Saved by Partnering With Arbor Day Foundation
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), is sponsoring the planting of 3,000 trees through Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of the estimated 100,000 lives saved from death or serious personal injury by TASER® brand electronic control devices (ECDs) on Dec. 13, 19 years after the company was founded. MarketWire

Smart Investors Spot Profitable Upside in Neptune's Recovery Plan
Neptune Technologies & Bioresources, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) has seen its stock fall 45% from its closing price on November 7th. On December 8th, Neptune suffered a tragedy, in which their manufacturing facility and inventory were completely destroyed in an explosion that also took the lives of 3 of their employees and injured several others MarketWire

Metso's Board of Directors decides to continue the long-term incentive plan for senior management
Metso Corporation's stock exchange releaseon December 19, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. local time MarketWire

ENSERVCO Adds Five Customers in Utica Shale Region; Company Increasing Frac Heating Capacity by Approximately 50%
ENSERVCO Corporation (OTCBB: ENSV) (OTCQB: ENSV), a provider of well-site services to the domestic onshore conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries, today announced it will be working under master service agreements (MSAs) with five major exploration and production companies targeting eastern Ohio's Utica Shale formation MarketWire

Echo360 Awards Six Research Grants to Study the Impact of Technology in Higher Education
Echo360, global leader in campus-wide active learning and lecture capture solutions, today announced the recipients of its annual research grant program. As the only research effort of its kind to explore the impact of active learning technology on today's academic setting, Echo360 expanded this year's program to include six, $10,000 grants MarketWire

Prospect Capital Provides $38.2 Million of Senior Secured Financing to Support Merger of Total Fleet Solutions and The Miner Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has provided a $38 MarketWire

Implant Sciences Sells Quantum Sniffer to Spanish Government for Critical Infrastructure Protection
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced that it has sold its Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 to a new government customer in Spain for use in critical infrastructure protection MarketWire

Result of GM and Rio Tinto Project Update

Aviva Reaches Settlement with Bankia

ProBoards: Online Forums More Popular Than Ever; 2012 Marks New Growth for Original Social Networks
ProBoards, the world's largest host of free forums on the Internet, said the growth of Internet forums continues to grow at a steady pace in 2012 and new tools designed to enhance user interaction in 2013 will continue to increase user participation in the New Year. MarketWire

Fulton Communications and PanTerra Networks Ink Deal to Distribute WorldSmart Cloud Services
PanTerra Networks (, the leading provider of Unified Cloud IT Service solutions for mid-market enterprises, announced today that Fulton Communications, a national distributor of enterprise communication and security technology, has partnered with PanTerra to offer WorldSmart, cloud base services to its national customer base. MarketWire

Florida Lays Out Wilkommen Mat for $188 Million Max Planck Florida Institute, an Industrial Info News Alert
Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Florida was excited to watch a dream turn into reality with the opening of the $188 million Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter MarketWire

Rail Line From Kaunisvaara to Svappavaara Is an Important Part of the Region's Long-Term Transport Solutions
Northland Resources S.A. (TSX: NAU)(OSLO: NAUR)(FRANKFURT: NPK)(OMX: NAURo) ("Northland" or the "Company") welcomes the decision by the Swedish parliament (Riksdagen) to initiate a study with the objective of constructing a rail line between Kaunisvaara and Svappavaara in northern Sweden MarketWire

Silver's Latest Selloff -- City Index UK
City Index UK -- So what happens to silver as it falls victim to metals' selloff? The recent damage in metals -- particularly gold -- is a result of the unwinding of this summer's buying gold against euro as a flight to safety from Greek election woes MarketWire

DeviceLock(R) Endpoint DLP Software Achieves VMware Ready Certification
DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint data leak prevention (DLP) software, today announced that their DeviceLock Endpoint DLP Suite has been verified as VMware Ready. VMware View users can now protect their virtual endpoints with the leader in endpoint DLP software. MarketWire

Production Designers Behind James Bond Franchise Set to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award From the Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW, Feb. 2, 2013
The Production Designers behind the 23 James Bond films will be honored with the prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild Excellence In Production Design Awards Presented by BMW, it was announced today by John Shaffner, ADG Council Chair, Producers Greg Grande and Raf Lydon MarketWire

Azul Systems Leverages Partner Ecosystem to Target New Innovative Solutions
Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, today announced new ISV partnerships that expand opportunities for the Azul Zing Java Virtual Machine (JVM) into new business-critical solutions, including Big Data, in-memory computing, enterprise data grids, and cloud computing MarketWire

KPLU Again Chooses Abacast to Power Their Streams
Abacast, a provider of streaming and monetization software and services to the radio industry, announced that KPLU, and Jazz24, have re-signed with Abacast to use the Clarity® Digital Radio System for their digital radio offering. MarketWire

AIIM Names 2013 Board of Directors
AIIM, the global community of information professionals, announced today the AIIM 2013 Board of Directors. John Newton, co-founder and CTO, Alfresco began his term as board chair in October 2012, and the term runs through December 31, 2013 MarketWire

Varonis Data Governance Suite Named as SC Magazine's 2013 Excellence Award Finalist
Varonis Systems Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, announced that the Varonis Data Governance Suite has been named an Excellence Award finalist for Best Enterprise Security Solution in the 2013 SC Awards MarketWire

Plastic Surgeon in Huntsville Uses Innovative Technique to Improve Breast Surgeries
At his Huntsville plastic surgery practice, Dr. David L. Durst utilizes a state-of-the-art technique known as Acellular Dermal Matrix in order to enhance the safety and results of breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast revision surgeries that he performs. ADM helps address the need to create a pocket in the breast area for the implant. MarketWire

West Chester, PA Eye Surgeons on Candidacy for Cataract Surgery
At Chester County Eye Care Associates, Dr. Jeffrey Boyd and Dr. Robert Liss, both practitioners of cataract surgery in West Chester, seek to keep their patients informed about corrective eye procedures for those suffering from cataracts. Creating patient awareness of the various procedures Chester County Eye Care Associates offers is the first step in that education. Dr MarketWire

Darien Cosmetic Dentist on Difference Between Dental Implants and Bridges
Dr. James Diette, a cosmetic dentist in Darien, says dental implants provide many benefits when treating cosmetic dental issues. Implants serve a variety of purposes, including replacing missing teeth and securing dentures in place. Dr. Diette assesses the best treatment options for patients based on their individual needs. MarketWire

Washington DC Bariatric Surgery Facility Welcomes Newest Member
Bluepoint Surgical Group is happy to announce the addition of its newest member, bariatric surgeon Dr. John D. B. Dockins. Dr. Dockins has extensive experience in all aspects of weight loss surgery and has performed over 200 bariatric procedures and 150 endoscopic procedures within the past year. MarketWire

Market Research Report - Global Smart Glass & Smart Windows Market Growing has announced the addition of the market research report "Global Smart Glass & Smart Windows Market (2012 - 2017) by Technology (Thermochromics, Liquid Crystal (LC), Suspended Particle Display (SPD), Electrochromics (EC), Photochromic), Applications (Architectural, Transportation) & Geography" to their product offering. MarketWire

How to Sustain Profits in the Airline Business: WheelTug CEO Presentation at Future of Air Transport Conference (Video)
WheelTug is pleased to announce that the video of its presentation to the Marketforce Future of Air Transport Conference on 3 December is now available for viewing at . The speech is on Making and Sustaining Profits in the Airline Business. MarketWire

STS International Partners With Xirrus to Deliver High-Performance Wireless Networks Across the Benelux Region
Xirrus®, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced a partnership agreement with STS International (STS), a $650M global technology outsourcing firm specialising in networks and data services MarketWire

OutboundEngine Launches New Marketing Platform for SMBs
OutboundEngine, the platform enabling independent professionals to nurture their customer relationships through automated, customized email and social media services, today announced the OutboundEngine Platform, allowing independent professionals to nurture their business through automated, customized email and social media services, which are paired with lead scoring and campaign analytics. MarketWire

Family Dentist Dr. H. Arthur Missirlian Prepares for Holidays With Toothbrush Stocking Stuffers
Dentists in Fort Collins are advocating for healthier smiles this holiday season. The Dental Office of Dr. H. Arthur Missirlian advocates for all of their patients to use an electric toothbrush for everyday use, but especially during the holidays when sweets are abundant. They want to gear up their patients with the recommended Oral B Sonic or Triumph electric toothbrushes for presents MarketWire

Market Research Report -- Eyewear Market Emerging From Depths of Economic Recession has announced the addition of the market research report "Eyewear in the US" to their product offering. MarketWire

YES Bank Selects Triple Point to Manage Bullion Business
Triple Point Technology, the leading global provider of cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software, announced today that YES Bank has licensed its Commodity XL for Precious Metals™ software to manage gold and silver bullion wholesale and retail distribution operations. MarketWire

All American Pet Brands, Inc. Announces It Will Be Providing UCLA People-Animal Connection With Its PAWtizer(TM) Antibacterial Spray and Wipes to Eliminate the Risk of Passing Pathogens From Medical Patient to Therapy Dog and Back to People With 99.9% Certainty
All American Pet Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AAPT) -- UCLA's therapy dog program (PAC), the largest in the country, is the first to take a proactive position on the innocent "carriage and transmission" by therapy dogs of pathogens to and from people in medical facilities. MarketWire

Tenguy World International, Inc. Provides Update on the Branch #1 Well Development
Tenguy World International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TGWI) is pleased to report today that the drill rig on the Branch # 1 Well is expected to reach the Total Drilling depth late Wednesday, December 19th. Details on the oil & gas production outlook will be released once the well which provides a detailed record of the geologic formations penetrated by the borehole has been completed. MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences to Host Conference Call Friday December 21, 2012
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), a provider of DNA-based security and anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, will host a conference call on Friday December 21, 2012 to discuss its earnings. MarketWire

Ameristar Casinos Announces Schedule for Release of 4Q 2012 Financial Results and Earnings Conference Call
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) plans to release its fourth quarter 2012 financial results at 9 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. A conference call discussing the Company's quarterly earnings will follow at 11 a.m. EST. MarketWire

CTI Industries Corporation to Present at Sidoti & Company, LLC Semi-Annual New York Micro-Cap Conference
CTI Industries Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB), a manufacturer and marketer of packaging and storage bags and pouches, metalized balloons, latex balloons, novelty items and printed and laminated films, today announced that Stephen M MarketWire

Corio opens Primark in Almere and closes five additional leases
Corio's redeveloped Metropole in Almere is fully let. In addition to the opened largest Primark in the Netherlands with a Gross Leasable Area of 6,250 m2, Sneakers, Elégance Shop, Backwerk, Different and Sapph signed leases for in total 500 m2 GLA. Before the redevelopment, the Metropole was a theatre GlobeNewswire

A.M. Best revises outlook for "A-" Rating (Excellent) of Nationale Suisse to positive
Nationale Suisse /A.M. Best revises outlook for "A-" Rating (Excellent) of Nationale Suisse to positive . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for December 19th: PSE, PSX, PWR, PXP, QEP, RF, RGA, RGR
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network ( and Equity Brief: GlobeNewswire

Outotec to provide gas cleaning, sulfuric acid and effluent treatment technologies for Namibia Custom Smelters

MagForce aims to raise up to €33.5 million
MagForce AG /MagForce aims to raise up to €33.5 million . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Veidekke ASA: Major contract for Veidekke at Sartor Storsenter
Sartor Senter AS and Thon Sartor AS have awarded Veidekke Entreprenør the contract to expand Sartor Storsenter at Straume in Fjell municipality in Sotra west of Bergen. The contract comprises two turnkey contracts, and the total value of the contracts is NOK 490 million, excluding VAT. GlobeNewswire

The Board of Directors of Oriola-KD Corporation has resolved on a new executives incentive plan and is planning to launch a key personnel share savings plan
Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 19 December 2012 at 16.00 pm GlobeNewswire

Innovation by STMicroelectronics Boosts High-Speed Wi-Fi Performance in Mobiles, Tablets and PCs
Miniature dual-band IC, produced using ST's innovative Integrated Passive Device technology, saves space and enhances power efficiency for longer battery life GlobeNewswire

Bob Dries Named SVP Financial Operations, Long-Term Care Group at Omnicare
CINCINNATI, December 19, 2012 - Omnicare, Inc. (NYSE: OCR) today announced Bob Dries has been appointed Senior Vice President Financial Operations, Long-Term Care Group. GlobeNewswire

Fact Check: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Has the Assets to Recover
Neptune Technologies & Bioresources, Inc. (NEPT) has seen its stock fall 45% from its closing price on November 7th. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä wins ship design contract for new Subsea 7 diving support vessel
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 19 December 2012 at 2.30 pm EET GlobeNewswire

Odfjell SE : Financial Calendar 2013

Metso's Board of Directors decides to continue the long-term incentive plan for senior management
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 19, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Rigel Recovers On 2013 Hope For Its Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug
By Brian Wilson, Lead Contributor GlobeNewswire

Klövern sells Postgallerian in Västerås
Klövern AB (publ) is selling the property Kol 13, which includes Postgallerian, which has a central location in Västerås. The purchase price amounts to approximately SEK 50 million. GlobeNewswire

EMGS: Financial Calendar 2013

Pöyry awarded energy consultancy services in Uruguay
PÖYRY PLC          Press release 19 December 2012Pöyry's Energy business group has been awarded an owner's engineering services assignment by UTE, Uruguay's leading government owned power utility GlobeNewswire

Nestlé helps keep shopkeepers afloat in Bangladesh
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé helps keep shopkeepers afloat in Bangladesh. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil to produce renewable aviation fuel as part of the EU-funded ITAKA project
Neste Oil CorporationPress release19 December 2012 10:00 a.m. (EET) GlobeNewswire

RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS secures new business financing
RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has entered into an agreement with the company's principal owner, Konsumentföreningen Stockholm, regarding the refinancing of half of the Group's existing overdraft facility. The agreement will become effective on January 1, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä awarded a major contract to design six offshore oilfield ships for Chinese COSL
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 19 December 2012 at 10 am EET GlobeNewswire

Rezidor appoints Olivier Harnisch as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
The Rezidor Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Olivier Harnisch (45) as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Harnisch will succeed Wolfgang M. Neumann who is taking over from Kurt Ritter as the company's new President & CEO. Harnisch currently serves as Vice President, Northern and Central Europe at Hilton Worldwide GlobeNewswire

Tieto: Remium outsources securities management system to Tieto
Tieto Corporation  PRESS RELEASE 19 December 2012 at 10.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

Odfjell to expand strategic partnership with Lindsay Goldberg to form a global platform for its tank terminals business
Bergen, 19 December 2012 GlobeNewswire

Ratos receives dividend of SEK 150m from KVD Kvarndammen
This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules. GlobeNewswire

DSM completes acquisition of Fortitech and strengthens its human nutrition business
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Fortitech, Inc. (Fortitech). The transaction, for a total enterprise value of USD 634 million (about €495 million) strengthens DSM's Human Nutrition and Health business, by expanding the company's value chain presence and adding additional capabilities GlobeNewswire

Vivek Sood appointed Chief Executive Officer of Grameenphone
(Dhaka, Bangladesh/Fornebu, Norway - 19 December 2012) Grameenphone Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Vivek Sood (47) as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Vivek Sood will succeed Mr. Tore Johnsen (65) and take up his position from 7 January 2013. GlobeNewswire

Appointment of CFO Beter Bed Holding N.V.
The Supervisory Board of Beter Bed Holding N.V. intends to request the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 25 April 2013 to approve the appointment of Bart Koops (55) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Statutory Director. Duncan van Hoeve, who has held the position of Financial Director of Beter Bed Holding N.V GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Signs USD 250k MAM Deal with Western European Content Owner
Bergen, Norway, December 19, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

TiGenix : positive interim safety results of Phase IIa rheumatoid arthritis study with allogeneic adult stem cells "Cx611"
Regulated informationDecember 19, 2012 GlobeNewswire

EPAM Acquires Digital Strategy and Execution Firm, Empathy Lab
Strengthens Position as Global Provider of End-to-End Digital Services and Multi-Channel Solutions GlobeNewswire

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA : (SRBANK) - Approval of prospectuses in connection with application for listing of loans on Oslo Børs
On 19 December 2012, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA has received approval from the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway of prospectuses in connection with the listing of: GlobeNewswire

East Capital Explorer AB - East Capital Explorer AB increases exposure towards Russian domestic growth
East Capital Explorer has decided to invest an additional EUR 15m into the East Capital Russia Domestic Growth Fund in the fund's next opening on 1 January 2013. The Company's first investment into the Fund amounted to EUR 15m and was made in the end of August 2012. GlobeNewswire

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