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MHI Receives Full-Turnkey Order for 1,600MW GTCC Power Plant from Gulf JP UT in Thailand, a Subsidiary of J-Power
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received a full-turnkey order from Gulf JP UT Company, Ltd. (GUT) for the construction of a 1,600MW (megawatt) gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation plant (two blocks of a 800MW power generation unit) in Thailand ACN Newswire

Panasonic to Bring Solutions for "Smart - Beautiful - Healthy Lifestyles a Step into the Future" to China
Panasonic Corporation announced that it will expand its line-up of products for the Chinese housing equipment and construction materials market with eight new products based on the concept of "Smart - Beautiful - Healthy Lifestyles a Step into the Future" from December 2012 ACN Newswire

Pacific Conferences Addresses the Missing Link in Asia Pacific's Social Media Efforts
The absence of brand communities in Asia Pacific companies' social media efforts is hindering them from reaching higher return on investments. The number of 'likes', followers and mentions does not matter if there is no strong engagement - a company won't be able to tap into the collective power of their stakeholders to meet business goals ACN Newswire

Hays: Turnover Rates Highlight Need for Retention
A recent survey by recruiting experts Hays has highlighted the need for Japanese organisations to focus on solid retention strategies amidst high turnover rates across Asia.A website survey was conducted of 1,570 candidates across the five countries Hays operates in Asia - China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore in November, 2012 ACN Newswire

Rolith Aims to Address the Growing Market for Transparent Electrodes
Rolith, Inc., the leader in developing advanced nanostructured coatings and devices, today announced that it has received an exclusive license to methods of micro and nano-patterning substrates to make transparent conductive electrodes from the University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer (U-M Tech Transfer) ACN Newswire

M&A Gives Rise to Integrated Drilling Equipment Company Holdings, LLC
Following a recently announced business merger between Empeiria Acquisition Corp. (OTC BB: EPAQ; EPAQW; EPAQU) ("EAC" or the "Company") and Integrated Drilling Equipment Company Holdings Inc. ("IDE"), IDE merged with and into IDE Acquisition Co ACN Newswire

Borouge and Borealis: Principal Sponsors of Inaugural International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi
Borouge and Borealis, leading providers of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, have confirmed their commitment to water sustainable solutions by announcing their principal sponsorship of the inaugural International Water Summit, taking place alongside the World Future Energy Summit, hosted by Masdar in Abu Dhabi from January 15-17, 2013 ACN Newswire

The Profits of Bolina Holding Co., Ltd. for 2012 will Increase Substantially
The Board of Directors of Bolina Holding Co., Ltd ACN Newswire

Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo London Office to Begin Full Operation on Monday, January 7, 2013
On Monday, January 7, 2013, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. will begin full operation of the Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo London Office for the purpose of building closer ties and strengthening cooperative relationships with European precious metal industry groups and related companies in London, which is one of the world's main precious metal markets ACN Newswire

Ciel et Terre Launches Hydrelio(c) the First Large-scale Floating Solar Power Generation System
IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Ciel et Terre signed an R&D agreement at the end of 2011 to develop Hydrelio(c), the world's first large-scale floating solar power generation system. Designed by R&D teams at Ciel et Terre, Hydrelio has just been launched on the international market, and the results are already promising ACN Newswire

HPEV Closes First Tranche of $1 Million Equity Investment
HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: WARM), an innovator in thermal dispersion technologies and their application to a wide range of products, announced that it has closed the first tranche of a $1 million equity financing. MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Announces Appointment of Director
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP), a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of John A. Rogers to the board of directors. Mr. Rogers's appointment was effective December 18, 2012. MarketWire

Micron Enviro Systems Schedules Shareholder Meeting
Micron Enviro Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MSVS), an emerging mining company, announced today that the Company and Britannia Mining Plc, a UK based Mining Development Company, have set a shareholder meeting to ratify the previously announced merger upon completion of the upcoming shareholder vote. MarketWire

Nikkei 225 Closes Higher as Exports Slide for 6th Month -- City Index Asia
City Index Asia MarketWire

Elvis Is Back in the Building for His 78th Birthday
O.M.A.R. Presents brings you the most talked about and longest running tribute celebrating the birthday of the king of rock and roll. Back by popular demand with the best line up ever, the 2013 tour features some of the most amazing Elvis Tribute Artists in the world in an era-by-era tribute to the most significant entertainer of all time. For the full line up visit www MarketWire

Strategic Storage Trust Inc. Completes Construction on Self-Storage Facility in Canada; 800 Units Now Open for Rent
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI), a publicly registered non-traded REIT investing in self storage, recently announced the grand opening of its 101,000 net rentable square foot self-storage facility in Mississauga, Ontario. In March of 2011, SSTI acquired an industrial building for approximately $5.6 million in order to redevelop the property into a top-of-the-line self-storage facility. MarketWire

Dragon Polymers Identifies New Potential Landfill Site Containing Nylon 66
Dragon Polymers, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DRAG) has identified a 20 acre site in South Carolina as a potential landfill site containing Nylon 66. The new site is located with 10 miles of our current landfill site in Greenwood, South Carolina MarketWire

Stifel Financial Acquires Miller Buckfire
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) and Miller Buckfire & Co., LLC today announced an agreement whereby Stifel has acquired 100 percent of Miller Buckfire, effective immediately. MarketWire

Western Diabetes Institute Shares Expertise in Response to Student's Death From Undiagnosed Diabetes
The tragic death of Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design 11th grade student Nikita Rodriguez from undiagnosed diabetes in late November 2012 was not in vain. MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences Reports Fiscal Year End 2012 Results
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN) announced its financial results for the year ending September 30, 2012, generating annual revenues of $1.85 million. This is the company's highest recorded annual revenues, and represents a ninety-one percent (91%) year-over-year increase. MarketWire

ARM and Cadence Tape Out First 14nm FinFET Test Chip Targeting Samsung Process
ARM (LSE: ARM) (NASDAQ: ARMH) and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the tape-out of the first 14-nanometer test chip implementation of the high-performance ARM® Cortex™-A7 processor, the most energy-efficient applications processor from ARM MarketWire

WEDI & ASC X12 to Partner to Ease HPID Compliance
The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) and ASC X12 announced today they are working together to prepare the industry for a smooth Health Plan ID (HPID) implementation. MarketWire

Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa Is Included in Conde Nast Johansens' 2013 Awards of Excellence, Travel + Leisure's 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2013, and Conde Nast Traveler's 2013 Gold List
Bardessono Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa has been included in Conde Nast Johansens' 2013 Award for Excellence as the Most Excellent Eco Hotel, as well as Travel + Leisure's 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2013 and Conde Nast Traveler's 2013 Gold List. MarketWire

Align Technology Expands Research Award Program for 2013
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced that it has extended its funding of the Align Research Award Program for a fourth consecutive year for universities in North America and a third year for international universities MarketWire

2012 Flash Games Market Survey Reveals Cross-Platform Reality for Indies, and Strong Ties Between Web & Mobile Platforms
Today, Mochi Media announced the results of the 2012 Flash Games Market Survey, the comprehensive survey of the developers and website owners who comprise the fast-growing Flash games industry. The 2012 Flash Games Market Survey was conducted by Mochi Media in partnership with Adobe and MarketWire

Civil Rights Leaders to Reunite in Nashville for Waller's MLK Day Tribute
Reverend James Lawson, Diane Nash and Earnest "Rip" Patton, who, as leaders in the renowned Nashville Movement of the 1960s courageously employed nonviolent resistance against discrimination that ultimately ended legal segregation in the U.S MarketWire

TransUnion's Season for Saving Facebook Video Contest Won by Hilmar, CA Woman
Today, TransUnion announced that Mariah Vitoria from Hilmar, CA has won its Season for Saving Facebook Video Contest and $10,000 in cash to help her begin her 2013 off on the right financial footing. MarketWire

DayStar Technologies, Inc. (DSTI) Announces That It Will Not Proceed With Radiant Offshore Fund, Ltd. and Radiant Performance Fund LP Transactions
DayStar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSTI) ("Daystar") ("the Company") announced today they will not proceed to acquire debt owed to Radiant by the Salamon Group, Inc. in exchange for a class of non-trading preferred. MarketWire

Bruno Mars Continues Reign Over Billboard's "Hot 100" With "Locked Out Of Heaven" at No. 1 for Second Straight Week; "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" Marks Grammy Winner's Highest First Week Sales Debut, Entering at No. 2 on the Billboard 200
Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars is standing tall atop Billboard's "Hot 100" for the second consecutive week as "Locked Out Of Heaven" continues its reign at No. 1. The single -- which marks the Grammy Award-winner's fourth chart-topper -- is featured on Mars' just-released sophomore album, "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX," which has made its SoundScan/Billboard 200 debut at No MarketWire

Bio-Rad and Lamprogen Partner to Commercialize Fluorescent Particles Used for Research
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO) (NYSE: BIO.B), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that they have entered into an agreement with Lamprogen, Inc MarketWire

Kid Brands to Address NYSE Continued Listing Standards
Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) announced today that, in accordance with procedures of the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE"), the Company has notified the NYSE that it intends to submit, no later than January 28, 2013, a plan that the Company believes will demonstrate its ability to attain compliance, within 18 months, with the continued listing standards of the NYSE MarketWire

Huttig Announces Share Repurchase
Huttig Building Products, Inc. ("Huttig") (OTCQB: HBPI), a leading domestic distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products, today announced that it has completed a repurchase of 1.0 million shares of its common stock at $1.10 per share from its largest stockholder, The Rugby Group Limited MarketWire

American River Bankshares Announces a 10% Stock Buyback Program for 2013
American River Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMRB) today announced that the Board of Directors has approved and authorized a new Stock Repurchase Program for 2013 (the "2013 Program"). The 2013 Program authorizes the repurchase during 2013 of up to 10% of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock, or approximately 932,800 shares based on the 9,327,920 shares outstanding as of December 19, 2012. MarketWire

TIBCO Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended on November 30, 2012. MarketWire

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Meraki
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Meraki, Inc., a leader in cloud networking. Meraki offers midmarket customers easy-to-deploy on-premise networking solutions that can be centrally managed from the cloud. MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Global NGOs Endorse Use of Moto-Meters
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (Berlin: WM7) (Berlin: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that several prominent Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) around the globe have recommended use of Moto-Meters MarketWire

CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its third quarter ended November 30, 2012. Highlights for the quarter include: MarketWire

CalAmp Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Operations of Wireless Matrix Corporation
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the operations of Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX: WRX), a Herndon-Virginia-based wireless data communications solutions company MarketWire

Atossa Genetics Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2012, ended September 30, 2012. MarketWire

Beacon Endoscopic Announces Strategic Partnership
At the 2012 Asia-Pacific Digestive Disease Week (APDW) conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Beacon Endoscopic Corporation, an emerging GI endoscopy company, began its strategic partnership with Fujifilm Corporation's (FUJIY) global commercialization arm in select markets; Fujifilm-China, Fujifilm-EU and Fujifilm-Asia/Pacific, a global leader in healthcare equipment and technology. MarketWire

Maritime Lawyers Successfully Resolve Limitation of Liability Action
Maritime lawyers Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman are pleased to announce that they have successfully resolved another limitation of liability proceeding in favor of their injured client. The case involved a passenger aboard a rented motorboat who was injured due to the alleged negligence of the boat club that rented the boat and the operator of the boat MarketWire

Big Air Trampoline Park to Open in Orange County; Grand Opening Held January 12th
Big Air, LLC is pleased to announce the grand opening of a brand new recreation complex, Big Air Trampoline Park (, located at 23251 Avenida de la Carlota Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Big Air Trampoline Park will begin serving Orange County families when its doors open for the grand opening kickoff at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th. MarketWire

Harmonic Energy Outlines Accomplishments & Strategic Plans for 2013
Harmonic Energy Inc. (OTCQB: ASUV) (OTCBB: ASUV) is a company focused on tyre manufacturing and recycling, using an innovative approach to energy efficiency and sustainability. The Harmonic Team is extremely excited about the coming year and is pleased to share some of our outstanding accomplishments in 2012. MarketWire

Year End Milestone Achievements for Sauer Energy
Sauer Energy Inc. ("SEI") (OTCBB: SENY), developer of the patented WindCharger™ brand vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) and manufacturer of the patented HELIX WIND® vertical axis wind turbine, hereby releases its year-end Statement of Operations. SEI has made milestone accomplishments in 2012. MarketWire

American Academy of Physician Assistants Automates FP&A With Adaptive Planning

American Academy of Pediatrics Boosts Budgeting Process With Adaptive Planning

UniPixel Displays Counters Allegations in UK Litigation
UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL), a provider of Performance Engineered Films™ to the touch screen, flexible printed electronics, and lighting and display markets, is vigorously denying allegations contained in litigation filed in the United Kingdom by UK-based Carclo PLC through its subsidiary, Conductive Inkjet Technology. MarketWire

Animal Legal Defense Fund Urges Support of House Bill to Restore Animal Welfare Act
The national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is applauding and urging support for a House bill introduced today by Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-VA) of the House of Representatives Animal Protection Caucus to restore the original scope of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) MarketWire

Novation Holdings (ALZM) Announces Trading Symbol Changes
Novation Holdings (OTCBB: NOHO) today announced that the company's stock trading symbol has been changed by FINRA to NOHO from the prior symbol ALZM, effective today. MarketWire

The Dry Fried Wing Company Signs Multi-Unit Co-Branding Agreement With Manhattan Pizza Chain
The Dry Fried Wing Company (OTCQB: EEDG) announced the signing of an Exclusive Agreement with Kenny Fellus to license and broker the licensing of a minimum of 100 co-branded Dry Fried Wings units within Manhattan over the next 12 months MarketWire

NuVasive(R) Announces First Patient in the United States Treated With the PCM(R) Cervical Disc Following FDA Approval
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced that Paul Sawin, M.D., performed the first PCM Cervical Disc surgery on a patient in Orlando, Florida, today MarketWire

VIA Motors to Unveil Three New Full Size Electric Vehicles at the North American International Auto Show
VIA Motors announced today that Bob Lutz, father of the Chevy Volt and automotive industry icon, plans to unveil three new full size electric vehicles by VIA Motors at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 14, 2013 MarketWire

Becker & Poliakoff Attorney Nelson Diaz Elected Miami-Dade County Republican Party Chairman
Becker & Poliakoff is proud to announce that Nelson Diaz, a shareholder in the firm's Coral Gables office, has been elected chairman of the Republican Party of Miami-Dade County. MarketWire

ChemSW's 5 Keys to Successful Safety Inspections Webinar Now Available On-Demand
ChemSW, Inc.'s webinar, 5 Keys to Successful Safety Inspections, is now available on demand on ChemSW's YouTube channel at MarketWire

Tesla Motors Sets European Pricing for Model S
Tesla Motors set European pricing today for its award winning Model S premium sedan. European customers will have the opportunity to choose either a 60 or 85 kWh Model S. Country-specific prices can be found on Tesla's website. MarketWire

SkySQL Gains Strong Momentum Closing 2012 as Comprehensive Open Source Database Solutions Provider for Enterprise and Cloud
2012 was a big year, especially for SkySQL, the trusted provider of open source database solutions MarketWire

U.S. Travelers Share Trip Experiences in Real Time
From slideshows and postcards to online travel reviews and social networking posts, travelers have always found a way to share their travel experiences. But U.S. travelers are increasingly using social networks to post about their trips as they travel, according to a new report ( from travel industry research authority PhoCusWright Inc MarketWire

American Illusionist Dan Sperry Becomes Only Magician to Be in Top Three on German Television Sensation "Das SuperTalent"
Illusionist Dan Sperry returned to the U.S. Sunday after becoming the first magician to ever become a top three finalist on German hit "Das SuperTalent." After receiving record-breaking votes from the show's more than seven million viewers in the semi-finals, he went on to land in the top three of the finals. MarketWire

Canton Museum of Art Celebrates Northeast Ohio Artists With "The Cleveland School: Watercolor and Clay"
CANTON, OH--(Marketwire - December 20, 2012) -  Experience "Cleveland" like never before with an intriguing, original exhibition from the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) -- "The Cleveland School: Watercolor and Clay" (December 1, 2012 - March 10, 2013). MarketWire

Clinical Update: Helix BioPharma Corp. Completes Enrollment in First Cohort and Initiates Second Cohort in Polish Phase I/II Clinical Study of Its Lung Cancer Drug Candidate L-DOS47
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, announced the opening of patient screening for the second dose level cohort in its ongoing Phase I/II clinical safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy study of L-DOS47 in Poland MarketWire

Corporate Partner Megan Gess Joins Sheppard Mullin Orange County
Megan N. Gess has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group, based in the firm's Orange County office. Gess joins from O'Melveny & Myers in Newport Beach. MarketWire

Venafi Predicts State-Developed Malware That Leverages Digital Certificates to Infect Systems Will Spread to Enterprise Environments, Leading to Security Breaches and Business Interruptions in 2013
Venafi, the inventor of and market leader in Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions, today released its cyber-security and vulnerability predictions for 2013. At the top of its predictions list is that organized cybercriminals and hackers will leverage digital-certificate-based attacks to infect enterprise IT systems with state-developed malware such as Flame and Stuxnet MarketWire

Ring in the New Year at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament New Year's Eve party is one for the ages. Middle ages that is. Feast on a fabulous four-course meal and cheer brave knights on horseback as they compete in daring tournament games, authentic jousting matches and dangerous sword fights. Then party the night away at "The Celebration of Centuries" New Year's Eve extravaganza. All at a very special price. MarketWire Announces the Addition of Memoire Liquide, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the skin care brand Memoire Liquide to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

Tampa Criminal Lawyer John Musca's Reviews, Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement Earn Him Placement on the Super Lawyers(R) List in 2012
Favorable reviews from peers in the legal community and former clients, as well as a solid track record of professional competence and achievement, has earned Mr. John Musca the designation of Rising Star by Super Lawyers® in 2012. This designation resulted from a rigorous, multiphase, independent rating process that confers such recognition on only 2 MarketWire

EasyMed Services Inc. Announces Closing of Private Placement
EasyMed Services, Inc. (CNSX: EZM)(OTCBB: EMYSF)(MUN: EY6) (the "Company" or "EasyMed") is pleased to announce that further to its news release of December 10, 2012, it has closed a non-brokered private placement of 1,470,588 units ("Units") at a price of Cdn. $0.85 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to Cdn. $1,250,000 (the "Offering"). MarketWire

TVG to Air Live Coverage of Santa Anita Winter Meet
TVG, America's Horseracing Network, will add the upcoming 71-day Santa Anita winter race meet to its broadcast schedule, with coverage available to the most homes in the meet's 76-year history. MarketWire

Akis Neocleous, Luxury Resort Expert, Joins The Vines Resort & Spa as General Manager
The Vines of Mendoza announces that Akis Neocleous has joined The Vines Resort & Spa as General Manager. Akis will oversee all the operations of The Vines Resort & Spa, opening in late 2013. MarketWire

San Diego Plumber and Heating Specialist Launches Contest to Name Community Philanthropy Program
Throughout its 35-year history, Anderson Plumbing Heating and Air has routinely provided products and services to assist individuals and non-profit organizations in need. Now Anderson Plumbing Heating and Air is seeking the assistance of the general public to formalize the community service program by launching a contest to come up with a name. MarketWire

Independent Electricity System Operator Awards ENBALA Contract to Provide Aggregated Load Services to the Province of Ontario
ENBALA Power Networks is proud to announce it has been awarded a contract by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to provide Load Balancing Services to the province of Ontario. Through a competitive RFP process, ENBALA has been awarded a contract in the category of "Aggregated Load Solutions" based on its proven and leading edge technology and services platform. MarketWire

Trend Journal's Top Trends 2013
What a year 2012 was! The economic and geopolitical problems plaguing much of the planet at the beginning of last year have, without exception, intensified as we move into 2013. MarketWire

RYU Announces Two New Board Members
Respect Your Universe, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) announces two new board members. Steven Eklund and Bill Marcus bring with them a breadth of experience in the sports apparel and equipment industries, as well as finance, sales and business development. MarketWire

Janet Moyer Landscaping Awarded 2012 Outstanding Achievement Trophy Award From California Landscape Contractors Association
Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full service landscaping company in San Francisco devoted to addressing the unique challenges of urban gardens, received an "Outstanding Achievement" award in the Small Residential Installation category for a project completed in the city's Ingleside neighborhood MarketWire

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Operation of the 161 Megawatt Spinning Spur Wind Project
EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, today announced that the 161 megawatt Spinning Spur Wind Project, located in Oldham County, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Amarillo, is operational and supplying electricity to the regional transmission grid. MarketWire

NetApp Honors Insight Integrated Systems' Scott Gelb With '2012 NetApp University Certification Hero' Award
Insight Integrated Systems (IIS), a division of Insight Investments LLC, the industry expert in technology solutions and financial engineering, today announced that Scott Gelb, senior consulting systems engineer, Insight Integrated Systems, was formally recognized by NetApp® for his outstanding contributions to the NetApp University Curriculum MarketWire

Mackinac Financial Corporation Repurchases Warrants Issued Under the U.S. Treasury Capital Purchase Program
Mackinac Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MFNC), the bank holding company for mBank (the "Bank"), today announced that on December 19, 2012, it repurchased the 379,310 warrants issued on April 19, 2009 to the U.S. Treasury as part of its participation in the U.S. Treasury's Capital Purchase Program. The repurchase price of the warrants was $1,300,000. MarketWire

Consumers Digest Awards a Best Buy Rating to Six Sewing Machines From SVP Worldwide Brands
SVP Worldwide, the world's largest consumer sewing company, has announced that a total of six sewing machines from the SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING®, and PFAFF® brands have received the distinguished Consumers Digest Best Buy rating MarketWire

Implant Sciences Announces Receipt of $5.654M From the India Ministry of Defence
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced it has received payment of approximately $5,654,000 or 95% of the amount due from the India Ministry of Defence MarketWire

BMO Harris Bank Increases Valley of the Sun United Way Support
Following its long-standing tradition of building and strengthening communities, BMO Harris Bank Arizona President Steve Johnson announced a corporate gift of $50,000 in support of Valley of the Sun United Way MarketWire

NoCo Gold & Diamond Makes It Easy for You to Sell Your Gold, Silver and Diamonds This Holiday Season
If the economy, holiday shopping season or both have put a dent in your wallet, sell your gold, silver or diamonds to NoCo Gold & Diamond as an option to recoup some of your lost money. MarketWire

Universal Lubricants(R) Expands to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance, Re-Refined Engine Oils, Proving That Sustainability Sells
Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the opening of a new 15,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Denver and the expansion of two existing centers in Chicago and St. Louis. MarketWire

Chelton Self Storage Finishes 2012 Strong, Looking for Even Bigger 2013
Chelton Self Storage facility wishes all its customers a happy farewell to 2012 and happy beginning to 2013. MarketWire

Proserv Boosts Global Offering Through US Acquisition Deal
Market-leading energy production technology services company Proserv has bolstered its rapidly-evolving global footprint and specialist integrated services after acquiring major US company Total Instrumentation & Controls (TIC). MarketWire

Pipeline Magazine Names Razorsight CEO Charlie Thomas "Top 10 Trendsetter of 2012"
Pipeline, the world's leading magazine for OSS and BSS news and information, named Razorsight CEO Charlie Thomas a "Top 10 Trendsetter of 2012." MarketWire

Julia Shih of AMAX Named Female Executive of the Year at the 9th Annual Stevie(R) Awards for Women in Business
Julia Shih, Director of Strategic Alliance of AMAX, the leader in custom cluster, server and storage solutions in North America, has been recognized as the GOLD winner of the prestigious Stevie Award, receiving the title of Female Executive of the Year in the category of Computer Hardware & Software at the 9th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. MarketWire

VPG Announces New On-Site Bulk Metal(R) Foil Resistor Trimming at Digi-Key, Providing Precision COTS Resistors in 48 Hours or Less
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that the company has opened a new Vishay Foil Resistors (VFR) Precision Center within Digi-Key Corporation, a global full-service provider of both prototype/design and production-quality electronic components MarketWire

Denihan Hospitality Group Signs Management Agreement With Ark Partners for the Shoreham in Midtown Manhattan
Denihan Hospitality Group today announced the signing of a management agreement with Ark Partners for the 177-room Shoreham hotel, located on West 55th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The property will be converted to an Affinia Hotel in the summer of 2013. MarketWire

CorraTech Celebrates Holidays With "12 Launches of Christmas"
Over the course of the 2012 holiday season CorraTech, a leading provider of eCommerce and multi-channel commerce solutions, will celebrate with 12 site launches and re-launches for 12 different clients. These "12 Launches of Christmas" demonstrate the company's extensive growth over the past year MarketWire

Onit Launches Onit App Builder
Onit, Inc., a leading provider of business productivity and process management Apps, today announced that it launched Onit App Builder, a process automation platform that combines business process management, collaboration and project management functionality into one innovative SaaS tool MarketWire

Dennis W. Doll of Middlesex Water Company Selected by ExecRank as a Top Small Cap CEO
Dennis W. Doll, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Middlesex Water Company, (NASDAQ: MSEX) has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a "Top Small Cap CEO" for 2012 MarketWire

Permanent Technologies Inc. CEO Issues an Open Letter to Shareholders to Recap the Company's Significant Achievements in 2012
Permanent Technologies (PINKSHEETS: PERT) today issued a letter to shareholders from the company's CEO Patrick Tremblay to update shareholders, potential investors and the general public on the progress and achievements the company has made over the past twelve months. MarketWire

GoHealth: 2013 Health Insurance Predictions
GoHealthInsurance, the leading online exchange for individuals and families to compare health insurance quotes, has some predictions to share for 2013. With the future of the Affordable Care Act no longer in question, experts in the health insurance industry have a better idea of what lies ahead. MarketWire

65 of 66 "Stock Alert" Trades Result in Winners for Daytraders and Swing Traders
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 65 winners and only one loser. Traders have applauded these "Stock Alerts" for over 14 years while the performance record has spoken volumes MarketWire

New York State Home Sales and Median Price Up for Second Consecutive Month
For the second consecutive month, the New York State housing market posted gains in closed sales, pending sales and median sales price compared to the same period in 2011 MarketWire

November Existing-Home Sales and Prices Maintain Uptrend
Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®. MarketWire

John Sartor Is Named President of Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor (PS&S)
John Sartor, a 20-year veteran in the architecture and engineering industry who has been instrumental in major environmental and development projects in the tri-State area, has been named President of Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor (PS&S), the company announced today. MarketWire

Bimba Wins 2012 Leadership in Engineering Award
Bimba Manufacturing, a provider of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric solutions, was named the winner of the 2012 Leadership in Engineering Award in the fluid power category. Leadership in Engineering is an industry recognition program presented by Design World Magazine and its online community, Design World Online (designworldonline MarketWire

Travelong Receives Outstanding Sales Award From Ethiopian Airlines
Travelong, a full service travel agency under the Fareportal portfolio of brands that includes CheapOair, announced today that Ethiopian Airlines named them one of the airline's top selling travel agencies for the year. Travelong was ranked at number eight on the list for outstanding sales. MarketWire

Eurobank EFG: Second & Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Eurobank EFG (ATHEX: EUROB), Second & Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results. MarketWire

Serica Energy plc: Board Appointment

Iveda Solutions Seals $1.3 Million Deal With New Taipei City for New Year
Iveda Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: IVDA), the pioneer in cloud video surveillance services, is pleased to announce that its Taiwan-based subsidiary MEGAsys has just won approximately US$1.3 million (NT$ 38,890,000) contract from the New Taipei City, Taiwan government to further assist that major metropolitan area's police department. MarketWire

Parker Adds Industry-Leading Hydrogen Sensing Systems to Its Instrumentation Offerings

Cracker to Perform at Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds on Friday, February 15
Four Winds® Casinos, the premier gaming destinations in the Midwest, is pleased to announce that Cracker will play at its Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds on Friday, February 15. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased beginning on Saturday, December 22 at 10 a.m. Eastern, exclusively through the Ticketmaster® Web site, www.ticketmaster MarketWire

Thomas Cook Tours Offer £ 400 Discount on Highlights of New Zealand Tour
Thomas Cook Tours is travelling to the land of the long white cloud early in 2013, and offering a discount on late bookings for their fully-escorted 16 day tour. MarketWire

IT Organizations Focus on Revenue Growth and Forecasting Mobile, Cloud and App Budget Increases
IDG's CIO, the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership, reveals the CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook results for November 2012. As 2013 approaches, half of the IT head respondents anticipate that their IT budget will increase in the coming year and the outlook is more encouraging for enterprise organizations (1,000+ employees) MarketWire

Board Member Chuck Pieper Joins Cambridge Semantics as Chairman and CEO
Cambridge Semantics ( today announced that Board Member Chuck Pieper has accepted the role of Chairman and CEO at the company. Mr MarketWire

FLIR Systems Completes Acquisition of Lorex Technology for $60 Million
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of Lorex Technology Inc. for $1.32 per share, representing an aggregate purchase price of $60 million. On October 25, 2012, FLIR announced it had entered into an agreement to acquire Lorex subject to certain conditions MarketWire

ActiveCare Announces Expansion of Customer Contract With Southern Benefit Services, LLC
ActiveCare, Inc. (OTCBB: ACAR), the service leader in disease and diabetes management, today reported the expansion of its customer contract with Southern Benefit Services, LLC. Through this contract, ActiveCare has added over 1,000 new members in the past 9 months with annualized revenues in excess of $1.2 million MarketWire

FundersClub Seeds Fellow Y Combinator Alum
FundersClub (, the world's first online venture capital platform, today announced that it has completed a number of investments -- bringing the total invested by the less than 5-month-old, revolutionary investment platform to $1.3 million. Coinbase, a wallet for the digital, decentralized currency bitcoin; Sponsorfied, a marketplace for sponsorships; and Tracks MarketWire

Expedia: Last-Minute Mobile Hotel Bookings Spike on New Year's Eve
Having witnessed a spike in last-minute mobile hotel bookings during different national holidays,®, the world's leading online travel agency, today released the results of a study of such behavior. Conducted online by Harris Interactive among 2,893 online U.S MarketWire

YuMe Honored With "Best Video Ad Network of 2012" Award
YuMe, a leading provider of digital brand advertising software and services, today announced that it was named "Best Video Ad Network" at the 2012 Digiday Video Awards (DVAs) on Thursday, December 13th in New York City. The DVAs honor overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in video media, marketing and advertising MarketWire

KEMP Technologies Announces the Completion of Cisco Interoperability Verification Testing for Its LoadMaster Server Load Balancing/ADC Operating System for Cisco UCS B-Series Blades
KEMP Technologies, Inc., the manufacturer of the LoadMaster family load balancer and application delivery controllers announced that it has successfully completed Cisco's Interoperability Verification Testing (IVT) for its LoadMaster OS v6.0-40CM for the Cisco UCS B-Series Blades MarketWire

Smith Heating and Air Conditioning Grows Business With Sage 100 Contractor
Sage North America today announced that Smith Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., a full-service mechanical contractor specializing in the design, sales, installation, and service of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning ( HVAC ), and refrigeration systems, uses award-winning Sage 100 Contractor to increase productivity and grow its business. MarketWire

Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces Charters for Ice-Class Trio
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) one of the largest independent ice-class owners in the world with 21 out of 51 vessels with ice-class capabilities today announced six-month time charters for three ice class tankers to a global energy end-user at rates that reflect currently available market premiums. MarketWire

Aegis Named to "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the US" by National Association for Business Resources
Aegis, a leading outsourcing services provider and part of the global Essar Group, today was named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ in the US by the National Association for Business Resources. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program is awarded annually to the companies with the highest quality HR initiatives. MarketWire

First Upscale Wyndham Hotel Opens in Turkey
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with nearly 7,260 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), today announced the introduction of its upscale Wyndham® Hotels and Resorts brand to Turkey with the opening of the newly constructed, 210-room Wyndham Istanbul Kalamis Marina, located on the Asian coast of Istanbul. MarketWire

Our Neighbor's Child and Angel Create a Memorable Holiday Experience for Virginia Families
Angel, a leading provider of cloud-based Customer Experience (CX) solutions and subsidiary of MicroStrategy® Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR), today announced Our Neighbor's Child, a non-profit that provides holiday gifts for children in low income families in Virginia, has integrated Angel's Outbound and Inbound CX solutions to reach more families this holiday season MarketWire

Aroway Energy Inc. Prepares to Complete First Oil Well at Kirkpatrick Lake
Aroway Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ARW)(OTCQX: ARWJF) ( (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has drilled, cased and logged its first well on its 100% owned and operated Kirkpatrick Lake property in Central, Alberta. The well was drilled to a total depth of 1,132 meters targeting the Ellerslie formation MarketWire

MDMA Leader Mark Leahey to Speak at SEMDA 2013 Conference
Mark B. Leahey, President and CEO for the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), will speak at the SEMDA 2013 Conference. MDMA is a national trade association in Washington, DC, that represents hundreds of research-driven medical technology companies. MarketWire

Central Valley Community Bancorp to Acquire Visalia Community Bank
Central Valley Community Bancorp (NASDAQ: CVCY), a bank holding company headquartered in Fresno, California, and Visalia Community Bank (OTCBB: VSMU), headquartered in Visalia, California, jointly announced today that a definitive merger agreement has been signed by both parties MarketWire

Notable Solutions, Inc. Earns Top Honors in 2012 Mobile Star Awards
Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi), a leading developer of transactional capture and workflow solutions for the office and mobile workforce, announced today that NSi™ Mobile™ gained top ranking as a Superstar in the 2012 Mobile Star Awards™ in three distinct enterprise categories: Data Capture, Mobile Printing and Middleware MarketWire

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Gives Businesses First-Ever Free Credit Report
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility management solutions for businesses, today introduced CreditSignal™, a first-of-its-kind free business credit report that alerts companies to changes in their business credit scores and ratings. MarketWire

VISIINC PLC Announces Installations of VISI-MMRPro Systems in Burkhart Dental Offices
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF) ("MMR") and VISIINC PLC ("VISI") jointly announced today that bundled VISI-MMRPro systems are in the process of being shipped and installed to Burkhart Dental. Burkhart is the first major account to install the VISI-MMRPro bundled solution, which is being sold through its network of more than 24,000 dental practice clients across the U.S MarketWire

Herbalife Is in Need of Online Reputation Management More Than Ever According to Bill Ackman and Reputation Management Cheetah
Independent distributor of personal care and nutritional goods Herbalife saw its stock prices plummet 13% today after hedge fund manager Bill Ackman announced that he has taken a short position within the company MarketWire

SMA Alliance Offers End of Year Shareholder Update (Just in Case the Mayans Are Wrong)
SMA Alliance Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMAA) would like to offer the following information as an update to shareholders for the coming year. MarketWire

Texas Rare Earth Resources Initiates Next Steps to Monetize Asset Base
Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) ("Texas Rare Earth"), a heavy rare earths exploration and development company, is initiating baseline air quality monitoring at its Round Top Project in anticipation of permitting future operations. MarketWire

Applied DNA Sciences Awarded $229,957 New York State Grant for Rapid Growth & Expansion Project
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today that it was named a recipient of an Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Round II grant award MarketWire

An Open Letter to the Board of Directors of Caribou Coffee Company
The following is a statement from Accretive Capital Partners' Founder & Managing Partner, Richard Fearon. MarketWire

Core-Mark Completes Deal to Acquire J. T. Davenport & Sons, Inc.
Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORE), one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced today that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of J.T. Davenport & Sons, Inc. effective December 17, 2012. MarketWire

Vega Biofuels Creates Investor Relations Department
VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (PINKSHEETS: VGPR) announced today that it has created an in-house Investor Relations department to better communicate with its shareholders. MarketWire

ZBB Energy Joins the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt)
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent power and energy management technologies, today announced that the Company is joining the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt), MarketWire

Q Therapeutics Issues Formal Update on Key Corporate and Operational Developments
Deborah Eppstein, PhD, President and CEO of Q Therapeutics, Inc., an emerging biotechnology company utilizing its proprietary innovative technology to develop breakthrough cell therapy products for the treatment of debilitating diseases of the central nervous system, today issued a formal update in the form of a CEO letter posted to the Company's web site at MarketWire

Market Update -? Resumption of Operations

Premier Alliance Partners With AutoGrid and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for $2.9 Million Department of Energy Project
Premier Alliance Group, Inc MarketWire

GOJO Honored by Matthew 25: Ministries for Exceptional Social Well-Being Initiatives
GOJO Industries has been recognized as a Green Giving Corporation by Matthew 25: Ministries for its outstanding corporate environmental and social well-being initiatives. The company has donated millions of pounds of soap and PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer to humanitarian aid efforts in the United States and around the world. MarketWire

Dragon Polymers Supply Agreement with Chinese Recycling Company Gets Approved
Dragon Polymers, Inc. (PINKSHEET: DRAG) has met all of the conditions of the supply agreement with HANGZHOU WORLDBEST IM. & EXP. Co LTD, Hangzhou Zhejiang, China. The supply contract is for 8,800,000 lbs. of Nylon 66 fiber, from the Greenwood, South Carolina landfill facility. MarketWire

Cardero Closes First Tranche of Non-Brokered Financing and Announces Non-Brokered Flow-Through Private Placement
Cardero Resource Corp. (TSX: CDU)(NYSE MKT: CDY)(NYSE Amex: CDY)(FRANKFURT: CR5) ("Cardero" or the "Company") announces that it has re-priced and closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement announced October 31, 2012 to raise gross proceeds of $3,585,057.30. The Company has also arranged a private placement of 8,000,000 flow-through common shares at a price of $0 MarketWire

Oracle Buys Eloqua
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Eloqua, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOQ), a leading provider of cloud-based marketing automation and revenue performance management software for $23.50 per share or approximately $871 million, net of Eloqua's cash MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Begins Flowing Natural Gas to the Mobley Processing Plant in Wetzel County, WV
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR MarketWire

LiveWire Energy(TM) Secures Additional Distribution in Las Vegas With Food Pro Distributers
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV), has expanded the distribution of its popular LiveWire Energy™ Chews in Las Vegas with Food Pro Distributers. MarketWire

Omni Bio Pharmaceutical Appoints New CEO
Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. ("Omni Bio") (OTCBB: OMBP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of alternative uses of Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) for the treatment of a variety of indications and the development of recombinant forms of AAT, today announced the appointment of Bruce E. Schneider, PhD, as its Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013. Dr MarketWire

The Jewelry Exchange Announces Sale of Sirocco Diamond
The Jewelry Exchange announced today the sale of The Sirocco diamond to an independent international diamond dealer. The rare diamond, notable for its exceptional size and clarity, was acquired by The Jewelry Exchange in March 2006 and has been a part of the company's private collection for the past 6 years. MarketWire

Vacation This Season in a Pure Michigan Winter Wonderland -- Benzie County

TiVo Announces Management Promotions
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced the promotion of Naveen Chopra to Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dan (Charles) Phillips to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Jeff Klugman to Executive Vice President (EVP), Products and Revenue. Mr MarketWire

Dachis Group Announces the Launch of Social Business Summit 2013
Dachis Group, a leading data-driven social marketing solutions firm, today announced the schedule for the fourth annual Social Business Summit 2013 global series, taking place in seven cities across four continents throughout 2013. MarketWire

Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Submits Investigational New Drug Application
Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR) today announced that an Investigational New Drug application ("IND") has been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow clinical testing of Acura's hydrocodone bitartrate with acetaminophen formulated with Aversion® Technology MarketWire

W. P. Carey Announces Addition to FTSE NAREIT Composite Index and the FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Reserve List
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust, announced today that effective after market close on December 21, 2012 it will be added to the FTSE NAREIT Composite Index and the FTSE NAREIT Real Estate 50 Reserve List. MarketWire

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise: Trends to Watch in 2013
As the cleaning industry continues to consolidate in 2013, expect to see better cleansing technologies for a broader array of surfaces, as well as more environmentally conscious solutions, say the carpet cleaning experts at Chem-Dry. MarketWire

Northrop Grumman Deploys Proxim Broadband Radios for U.S. Air Force Digital Wireless System
Proxim Wireless Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PRXM), a leading provider of complete outdoor wireless backhaul systems, today announced Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has deployed the Theater Deployable Communications (TDC) Wireless Distribution Module (WDM) for the U.S. Air Force using Proxim Wireless Tsunami™ MP.11 HS 4454 equipment MarketWire

Telogis Releases Major Location Intelligence Platform Upgrade With Telogis Fleet 10

New Prepaid Brand, PTel Mobile, Launches Flexible and Affordable $40/Month Unlimited Everything Plan on Nationwide 4G Network
Just in time for the holidays, consumers now have an affordable, reliable and flexible choice and no longer have to lock themselves into multi-year wireless contracts. Today, PlatinumTel Communications, one of the pioneers in prepaid wireless, will launch PTel Mobile, a new brand offering customers the flexibility and affordability demanded in today's marketplace. MarketWire

Shiloh Industries Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Results
Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. MarketWire

Guanwei Recycling Regains Compliance With NASDAQ Minimum Bid Price Listing Requirement
Guanwei Recycling Corp MarketWire

Cloud Sherpas Acquires CloudTrigger; Expands West Coast Presence and Deepens Expertise in Customer Service and Call Center Platform
Cloud Sherpas has acquired CloudTrigger, a top California-based cloud solution consultancy focused on helping organizations implement and customize CRM solutions in the cloud. Terms of the deal were not announced MarketWire

Cloud Sherpas Nets $40M to Fund Global Growth Plans
Cloud Sherpas has completed a $40 million Series B capital raise that will help the company execute its aggressive international growth plans for 2013 and beyond. Existing Series A investors Columbia Capital and Delta-V Capital are joined in the new round by Greenspring Associates, a global venture capital firm with over $2 MarketWire

The Medicines Company Announces Positive Trial Results for Oritavancin in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI)
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced results for its SOLO-1 Phase 3 clinical trial of oritavancin, which is under investigation for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by susceptible gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MarketWire

TASER Receives Significant X2 Orders
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced four large TASER® electronic control device (ECD) orders for more than 1,121 TASER® X2™ ECDs in the fourth quarter of 2012. MarketWire

Fima Announces Entering Into a Purchase Agreement for the Purchase of a Drilling Rig for $275,000
Fima Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FIMA), through the wholly owned subsidiary American Eagle Operating, LLC, announces it has signed a Purchase Agreement to acquire a drilling rig from Petro Star Oil Company for $275,000. The purchase price will be satisfied with cash and a promissory note MarketWire

Implant Sciences Expands Global Aviation Security Presence as It Ships More Quantum Sniffers to Asia
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced it has sold three Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors to a customer in Asia for deployment in aviation security. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Invests $23.2 Million of Secured Debt for Recapitalization of Taco Bueno
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has provided $23.2 million of secured debt financing for the recapitalization of TB Corp. ("Taco Bueno" or the "Company"). MarketWire

Tax Experts Join Berkeley Research Group
Berkeley Research Group, LLC continues to expand its capabilities with the addition of tax experts Michael Fletcher, Darren Mills, and Michael Batelli. BRG's Tax practice brings decades of experience in assisting clients of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, in resolving federal, state and local, and international tax issues MarketWire

Scottsdale Cosmetic Dentist Combines Procedures for Natural Results
Dr. Todd Mabry, a dentist in Scottsdale, strives to provide "high quality dental care with a personal touch." His commitment to each individual patient is evident in his approach to dental work. At his private practice, Dr. Mabry focuses on doctor-patient communication so that well-educated patients can decide which procedure or combination of procedures match their unique goals. MarketWire

Utah Vision Care Practice Features New Technology Options for Custom Cataract Surgery Patients
The surgeons at The Eye Institute of Utah, a medical eye care center that concentrates on cataract, LASIK and other vision correction surgeries, are announcing the addition of Optiwave Refractive Analysis to assist with custom cataract surgeries MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Supports Truckers Against Trafficking
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of Citizens Band (CB) radios, GPS navigation systems, and wireless hands-free driving solutions for professional drivers, today announced its support of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) MarketWire

Viratech Announces Acquisition of for $6.2 Million in Securities
Viratech Corp. (PINKSHEETS: VIRA), the first open source biotech research social network platform, announced today an acquisition merger with, Inc., in exchange for $6.2 million in Viratech restricted common stock. MarketWire

airBaltic Signs Firm Order for up to 20 CSeries Airliners

Yields on Italian BTPs Break Support, Bonos Follow -- City Index UK
City Index UK - Italian 10-year government bond yields post their fourth consecutive monthly decline, the longest decline in three years. MarketWire

U.S. Plastics & Rubber Sector Shows Decline in 2013, but Demand Expected to Increase, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- After a year of tremendous growth in 2012, the U.S. plastics and rubber sector in the Industrial Manufacturing Industry is showing a decline in production of plastic products, molds and machinery for 2013 MarketWire

New Holland Fiat India Achieves Important Safety Milestone
New Holland Fiat India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of CNH Global NV, has completed five million consecutive hours worked without a single lost time incident at its New Holland manufacturing base in Greater Noida, setting a new record in safety excellence as the first plant in CNH to reach such a milestone. The five million hours represent around 600 days of work over the past two years. MarketWire

Bariatric Surgeon in Dallas Launches New Website, Enhances Online Patient Education
Dr. David Kim of the Kim Bariatric Institute for weight loss surgery in Dallas has recently announced the release of a new website dedicated to providing patients with the latest techniques and technology available at his practice. As more and more patients are turning to the Internet for their medical research, Dr MarketWire

Plastic Surgeon in Minneapolis on UV Ray Detox Treatments
According to Dr. Jess Prischmann, the Winter season can be an excellent time to address areas of skin that have been noticeably affected by Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the Summer sun MarketWire

Statoil ASA - notifiable trading
The following primary insider in StatoilASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has purchasedshares in Statoil ASA: MarketWire

Results of Social Media Marketing Campaigns (OTCQB: FROG) reports results of social media marketing campaigns, which have been underway since June 2012. MarketWire

Searchlight Minerals Corp. Announces Successful Start-Up of 240-Gallon Pilot Autoclave
Searchlight Minerals Corp. (OTCBB: SRCH) ("Searchlight" or the "Company") today announced the successful start-up of its pilot autoclave system and the initial processing and production of pregnant leach solution ("PLS") derived from slag material extracted from the Company's Clarkdale Slag Project in Clarkdale, Arizona. MarketWire

Hydroxycut(TM): Mobile Apps Support Weight Loss Efforts
Weight loss is an important goal for some members of today's society, one that has sparked the creation of countless products and services to assist individuals in losing their excess pounds MarketWire

Petra Rietschel MD: Skin Cancer Project Banks on a Cure for Melanoma
The Herald Sun has reported the Melbourne Melanoma Project recently became one of the largest tissue banks in the world. It indicated 1,000 individuals have donated to date. The success the tissue bank has experienced collecting donations caught the attention of physician and medical researcher Petra Rietschel MD who works to help those diagnosed with skin cancer. MarketWire

Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Adds Minimally Invasive Dermal Filler Selphyl
Dr. Sandra Fearrington, a plastic surgeon in Cary, NC, is the only surgeon in the area that offers Selphyl®, a dermal filler that utilizes a patient's own blood to harvest platelets containing stem cells MarketWire

The 1-Point Spread Explained -- Finspreads
Finspreads MarketWire

Boston Plastic Surgeon on Less Invasive, Natural Looking Facelift Alternative
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Miller uses his 25 years' experience in facial rejuvenation techniques at his Boston plastic surgery practice to provide a safer, less extensive facelift alternative known as the "natural" facelift. Dr MarketWire

New York Dermatologist on Importance of Skin Cancer Foundation
Dr. Paul M. Friedman, a New York dermatologist, is experienced in the treatment and diagnosis of skin cancer. Operating out of the Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, his practice is dedicated to providing early and accurate diagnoses of skin cancers and uses the most precise and advanced treatment techniques. As evidence of his commitment to this mission, Dr MarketWire

Let's Fight Holiday Fat
(Family Features) The holidays can be a stressful and tempting time to derail or delay weight loss goals. For the millions of Americans who will resolve to lose weight next year, simply sticking to a healthy regimen and not gaining pounds during this time can be difficult, so a little extra help is important. MarketWire

'Tis the Season to Treat Your Cat
(Family Features) This holiday season, as you're making a list and checking it twice; don't forget to treat your most loyal companion -- your cat. MarketWire

Take the Stress Out of Holiday Cooking
(Family Features) This year, nearly 70 percent of people will cook all or part of a holiday meal. For some, that could mean cooking enough food for at least nine or more friends and family. But with some smart planning and a few easy tips, you can make something that everyone will remember and still have time to actually sit down and enjoy it yourself. MarketWire

Washington DC Surgeons Offer Alternative LASIK Procedure to Eliminate Need for Reading Glasses
Washington DC LASIK surgeons Dr. Thomas Clinch and Dr. Paul Kang understand that many patients have questions concerning eyeglasses in relation to LASIK procedures. At Eye Doctors of Washington, patients are concerned about their candidacy for LASIK as well as their need for glasses following the surgery. Drs MarketWire

Florida National University Makes Top 20 List of Top South Florida Colleges & Universities
Florida National University announces its rank at #11 on the South Florida Business Journal's list of the top South Florida colleges and universities. The rankings were released in the Journal's November 2, 2012, edition. This is the first time that Florida National University made the list. MarketWire

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. John LeRoy Uses 20 Years of Facelift History to Create New Techniques
Double board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. John LeRoy, uses the nearly 4,000 mini facelift procedures he has performed to perfect other surgical and non-surgical in-office cosmetic rejuvenation procedures. Based on the original Band Aid Facelift technique he introduced in 1997, Dr MarketWire

Market Research Report -- Growing Elderly Population Increasing Need for Orthopedic Trauma Devices has announced the addition of the market research report "The Global Orthopedic Trauma Device Market" to their product offering. MarketWire

Market Research Report -- 18% Increase for Global Energy Drinks Market in 2011 has announced the addition of the market research report "Global Energy Drinks Report 2012" to their product offering. MarketWire

Kalido and Synergic Partners Extend the Reach of Data Governance Initiatives Across EMEA
Kalido, the leading provider of agile information management software, and Synergic Partners, a high-value consultancy, today announced a partnership designed to extend the reach of master data management (MDM) and data governance initiatives across Europe MarketWire

Ericsson : Ericsson's Q4 results negatively impacted by non-cash charge related to ST-Ericsson
* Decision to not acquire full majority of ST-Ericsson. * Non-cash charge of approximately SEK 8 b. in Q4, 2012 related to its50% stake in ST-Ericsson, including approximately SEK 3 b. cash out ofwhich the majority in 2013.Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that it will take a non-cash chargeofapproximately SEK 8 b MarketWire

Xcite Energy Limited - Appointment of Adviser

Insurers Running Big IT Projects Need the Right Architecture and Small-Team Strategy, X by 2's Sadykhov Writes in Best's Review
Big information technology projects at insurers often unravel because of flawed architecture and large, unwieldy teams, Oleg Sadykhov, principal of X by 2, writes in the December issue of Best's Review. The right architecture and a small-team strategy can tame big projects and pave the way for success. MarketWire

SSE Composite Closes Higher as China Maintains Steady Policies in 2013 -- City Index Asia
The primary Chinese benchmark, the Shanghai SSE Composite index, closed on a flat footing this morning (December 19th) after the World Bank raised its growth forecast for the world's second-largest economy. MarketWire

Robert S. Cowles, III, M.D. Joins Urodyne, Inc. and Hyperdyne, Inc., Two Subsidiaries Trimedyne Plans to Organize, as Co-Chairman and Medical Director
TRIMEDYNE, INC. ("Trimedyne") (OTCBB: TMED) today announced that Robert S. Cowles, III, M.D. has agreed to serve as Co-Chairman with Dr. Marvin P. Loeb of the Boards of Directors and as Medical Director of Urodyne, Inc. ("Urodyne") and Hyperdyne, Inc. ("Hyperdyne"), two subsidiaries Trimedyne plans to organize. (See Trimedyne's Press Release of November 28, 2012). MarketWire Reviews Reputation Defense Tactics for Job Seekers
These days, nearly everyone uses social networks -- and according to a recent article from Business 2 Community, that includes employers and recruiting managers, who are becoming more and more prone to scouring social networks before committing to hire a job applicant MarketWire

San Francisco Bay Area Tech Companies Still Adding Jobs Despite Slow Down in Finance Hiring in New York City, Uncertain Impact of Hurricane Sandy
TriNet's SMBeat, a detailed analysis of trends in key human capital economic indicators for small businesses, reports that net TriNet employment levels grew 0.34 percent in November, or just over three times the national average, and down slightly from October's growth rate of 1.14 percent. MarketWire

Readen Holding Corp. (PINKSHEETS: RHCO) Subsidiary D5 MOBILE, Announced the Start of Distribution of Phone Parts to All Major Phone Repair Companies
READEN HOLDING CORP. (PINKSHEETS: RHCO) subsidiary D5 MOBILE, announced today to add to their mobile phones distribution of the D5 MOBILE brand and all major brands like APPLE, BLACKBERRY, SAMSUNG and NOKIA. The company will start distribution of all major spare parts to the repair companies throughout Europe MarketWire

Petron Energy II, Inc. Reports on Rework Operations in Oklahoma
Petron Energy II, Inc. (OTCBB: PEII) announced today its progress report on rework operations in Oklahoma. MarketWire

North American Metals & Minerals Industry Plans $104 Billion in Construction Starts for 2013, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Mining companies continue to slash capital spending for 2013, especially in the U.S. coal sector, which has lost significant market share among power generators. Low natural gas prices and a warmer-than-normal winter season have combined to reduce U.S. coal consumption in 2012 MarketWire

HPIL Holding Announces Sale of Stock
HPIL Holding (the "Company") (OTCQB: HPIL) is pleased to announce that it sold 250,000 shares of its common stock (the "Common Stock") at a price of $1.00 per share for a total purchase price of $250,000 to an investor. The sale of Common Stock was made pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement dated December 11, 2012. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Announces Increase in Revolving Credit Facility Commitments
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "we") today announced that Prospect has increased total commitments to its five-year $650 million revolving credit facility (the "Facility") by $35.0 million to $552.5 million in the aggregate. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's New Power Metal Strip(R) Resistor Combines High 2 W Power Rating With Extremely Low Resistance Values Down to 0.001 Ohms in 2010 Case Size
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new surface-mount Power Metal Strip® resistor in the 2010 case size that combines a high 2 W power rating with extremely low resistance values down to 0.001 ohms and stable resistance tolerances to 0.5 %. MarketWire

Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust Declares Monthly Dividend
Franklin Templeton Limited Duration Income Trust (NYSE MKT: FTF), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a dividend of $0.083 per share, payable January 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2012 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 27, 2012). MarketWire

Franklin Universal Trust Declares Monthly Dividend
Franklin Universal Trust (NYSE: FT), a closed-end investment company managed by Franklin Advisers, Inc., announced today a dividend of $0.038 per share, payable January 15, 2013, to shareholders of record on December 31, 2012 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 27, 2012). MarketWire

Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data
Ellsworth Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: ECF) has released unaudited monthly portfolio data for November including asset allocation, representative holdings and other fund characteristics. MarketWire

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: BCV) has released unaudited monthly portfolio data for November including asset allocation, representative holdings and other fund characteristics. MarketWire

Corporate Profile's Publishes Goldman Small Cap Research's Report on SunSi Energies
Corporate Profile's financial website announces report on SunSi Energies (PINKSHEETS: SSIE) (OTCQB: SSIE). MarketWire

Fulton Financial Corporation Announces Dates for Fourth Quarter/Year-End Earnings Release and Webcast
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) today announced that it will distribute its fourth quarter/year-end 2012 earnings news release and accompanying charts on Tuesday, January 15 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

Imperva Issues 2013 Cyber Security Predictions
Media Contact:Clinton Karr(415) GlobeNewswire

LBi Shareholders adopt Offer Governance Resolutions
Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 20 December 2012 - With reference to the joint press release made by LBi International N.V. [EURONEXT Amsterdam: LBI] ("LBi") and Publicis Groupe S.A GlobeNewswire

KBC Group : KBC and Belgian Federal Government reach agreement on review of CDO guarantee agreement
Joint press release - Outside trading hours - Regulated information* GlobeNewswire

Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for December 20th: TGA, TGT, TKC, TS, TSYS, ULTI, UMPQ, VAC
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network ( and Equity Brief: GlobeNewswire

Equity Brief: Ratings Changes for December 20th: SASR, SD, SGY, SLGN, SNSS, ST, STN, TAP
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network ( and Equity Brief: GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Provides PwC with Corporate Tax Technology in China
PwC signs three-year deal to use ONESOURCE Corporate Tax China.  GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power establish joint venture for manufacturing medium-speed engines in China
Wärtsilä Corporation, Company Announcement, 20 December 2012 at 3.50 pm (EET) GlobeNewswire


Mr. Kjell Bjordal steps down as COO for Cermaq's feed division from 15 February 2013, Dr. Einar Wathne to be appointed as acting COO
Mr. Kjell Bjordal will step down 15 February 2013 as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Cermaq's feed division EWOS. Deputy COO, Dr. Einar Wathne, will be appointed as acting COO from the same date. A recruitment process for a new COO will now be initiated.   GlobeNewswire

Ordina, Rabobank agree five-year renewal of contract for application design, development and testing
Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, 20 December 2012 GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions signs contract with McDermott subsidiary
20 December 2012 - The international oil services provider Aker Solutions has signed a contract with a subsidiary of McDermott for the delivery of subsea tie-in connectors to the Ichthys LNG Project. The contract is valued at NOK 500 million. GlobeNewswire

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Tele2 first in Europe with voice over 4G
Stockholm - Tele2 AB (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announced that Tele2 is the first operator in Europe to have tested voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the live Swedish Tele2 LTE network. The tests proved much better voice experience in the IP based LTE network compared to 2G and 3G networks. GlobeNewswire

KION Group and Weichai Power agree to further strengthen their partnership
KION GROUP GmbH /KION Group and Weichai Power agree to further strengthen their partnership. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Communiqué from Nordic Mines' extraordinary general meeting
PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 20, 2012 GlobeNewswire

PacTV expands Media Network with Net Insight's Nimbra Solution
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announces that Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a leader in transmission and live broadcast production will upgrade and expand its existing Nimbra-based media network GlobeNewswire

Orion and Mylan settle patent dispute over the proprietary drug Comtan®

Stonesoft Corporation Stock Exchange Release December 20, 2012 at 10:55 a.m.STONESOFT SEGREGATES PART OF ITS SERVICE BUSINESS TO ITS SUBSIDIARYStonesoft segregates its post sales technical support by selling it to its newly founded, fully owned subsidiary Stonesoft Global Support Ltd GlobeNewswire

Pöyry Oyj : Jaana Rinne appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Pöyry
PÖYRY PLC          Company Announcement 20 December 2012 at 10.30 a.m.Jaana Rinne, MSc (Econ), has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources and member of Pöyry PLC's Group Executive Committee GlobeNewswire

Significant Shareholding Notifications
Eastern Property Holdings Limited (EPH) /Significant Shareholding Notifications. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Ericsson : Ericsson's Q4 results negatively impacted by non-cash charge related to ST-Ericsson
Decision to not acquire full majority of ST-Ericsson. Non-cash charge of approximately SEK 8 b. in Q4, 2012 related to its 50% stake in ST-Ericsson, including approximately SEK 3 b. cash out of which the majority in 2013. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced that it will take a non-cash charge of approximately SEK 8 b. in Q4, 2012 related to its 50% stake in ST-Ericsson GlobeNewswire

RNB Retail and Brands AB Notification to Annual General Meeting 2013
The shareholders of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB are hereby summoned to the Annual General Meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Company's offices at Regeringsgatan 29 in Stockholm. GlobeNewswire

Call subordinated bond
SpareBank 1 SMN has decided to exercise the right to call NO0010402597 and  NO0010402605. GlobeNewswire

203,000 Orion A-shares converted into B-shares

Thinfilm Demonstrates First Integrated Printed Electronic System with Rewritable Memory
Links multiple printed functions to capture data on temperature thresholds; moves Interactive Smart Tags closer to commercialization. GlobeNewswire

Addex Scientists Discover and Characterize the First Potent and Selective Small Molecule Negative Allosteric Modulator Targeting mGlu7 receptor
Addex Therapeutics /Addex Scientists Discover and Characterize the First Potent and Selective Small Molecule Negative Allosteric Modulator Targeting mGlu7 receptor . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SBM Offshore Press Release
SBM Offshore to write off book value of Yme platform and take settlement provision GlobeNewswire

Imtech: technology partner in new tram project in Antwerp, order 50 million euro
Gouda - Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that yesterday agreement has been reached with the Flemish transport authority De Lijn for improvement of the sustainable public infrastructure in and accessibility of Antwerp GlobeNewswire

Valartis Group continues its strategic focusing and sells its participation in Eastern Property Holdings Ltd.
Valartis Group AG /Valartis Group continues its strategic focusing and sells its participation in Eastern Property Holdings Ltd. . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

ENR Russia Invest SA announces sale of shares in Eastern Property Holdings Limited
ENR Russia Invest SA /ENR Russia Invest SA announces sale of shares in Eastern Property Holdings Limited . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Cryo-Save Group N.V.: Announcement of impairment of goodwill
Cryo-Save Group N.V. (Euronext: CRYO, 'Cryo-Save', or 'the Group'), the leading international stem cell storage company and the largest family stem cell bank in Europe, announces a non-cash impairment charge against its goodwill GlobeNewswire

KBC Group : Notifications received by KBC Group NV in relation to transparency legislation
Press Release - Outside  trading hours - Regulated information*20 December 2012 (before trading hours) GlobeNewswire

On his Weekly Video Feature "How I See It" on, Ted Ohashi Explains Why He's Tired of all the "Fiscal Cliff" Talk.
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 19, 2012 - A weekly feature on the website is "How I See It" by Ted Ohashi. This week Ted explains why he is tired of the Democrats, Republicans and the President posturing around the fiscal cliff problem. "This year it's the 'fiscal cliff'.  Last year it was the debt ceiling GlobeNewswire

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