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Global Income Fund Announces Self Storage Facility Acquisition
Global Income Fund, Inc. (OTCQB: GIFD) (the "Company") today announced that Self Storage Group I LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, has acquired a self storage facility located at 21 Aim Boulevard, Sadsburyville, PA 19369. The facility is a 49,198 square foot, 480 unit, state-of-the-art self storage facility with expansion potential on 7 MarketWire

HPIL Holding Announces Cooperation Agreement With TrueSkill Energen Pvt. Ltd.
HPIL Holding (the "Company" or "HPIL") (OTCQB: HPIL) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary HPIL ENERGYTECH INC., on December 20, 2012, entered into a Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement") with TrueSkill Energen Pvt. Ltd., a private limited company focused on marketing renewable energy products and solutions MarketWire

FRO - Financial Calendar 2013
Frontline Ltd. plans to release itsfinancial statements on the following datesin 2013: MarketWire

SDRL - Financial Calendar 2013
Seadrill Limited plans to release itsfinancial statements on the following dates in 2013: MarketWire

Carrizo Oil & Gas Announces Sale of Its Interest in the Huntington Field in the UK North Sea for $184 Million
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Carrizo UK Huntington Limited, and all of its interest in the Huntington Field in the UK North Sea to a subsidiary of Iona Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: INA) for a cash consideration of $184 million MarketWire

Wentworth Resources Limited : Financial Calendar
PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire

BUYINS.net Continues Coverage on Premier Holding, Corp. (PRHL.OB)
Randall Letcavage, CEO of Premier Holding, Corp. (OTCBB: PRHL), was pleased to announce today continued coverage by BUYINS.net (http://www.buyins.net) and its SqueezeTrigger analytics. MarketWire

PIDX International Announces New CEO
Tony Aming, President of PIDX International (PIDX), announced that Christopher (Chris) H. Carter will be the Chief Executive Officer of PIDX effective January 1st, 2013. Carter will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of PIDX, and overseeing its growth and continued development as a vital standards organization for the oil & gas industry. Mr MarketWire

PRHL Announces Successful Pilot Tests
Premier Holding Corporation's (OTCBB: PRHL) subsidiary, Energy Efficiency Experts, Inc., (E3) and Muni-Fed Energy announce that two separate pilot installations of the Active ES energy efficiency technology for high-masted lighting at two different facilities at the port of Long Beach, Calif., both posted excellent results. MarketWire

Echo Global Logistics Elects David Habiger to Its Board of Directors
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced that David Habiger was named to the Company's Board of Directors, effective December 28, 2012. MarketWire

Alorica Teams Up With Military Spouses Employment Partnership
Alorica, (www.alorica.com), a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, announced that it has joined forces with Military Spouses Employment Partnership (MSEP). The two will partner together to help place military spouses with employment opportunities MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Spain's Premier Motorcycle Taxi Service, Moto-City Brings Moto-Meter to Europe
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE), (OTCQB: FARE), (Berlin: WM7), (Berlin: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has agreed to provide the Moto-Meter to Moto-City, the leading motorcycle taxi service in Madrid, Spain MarketWire

USA Graphite Inc. Project Hunt Update
USA GRAPHITE INC. (OTCQB: USGT) (or "The Company") is pleased to announce its search for additional large tonnage high carbon content properties is proving to be very successful. MarketWire

SmithGroupJJR Elects Chung, Patek and Patterson to Board of Directors
SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's leading architecture, engineering and planning firms, has named three to its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Texas Disposal Systems and Garden-Ville Are Now Accepting Christmas Trees for Recycling Free of Charge
Texas Disposal Systems and Garden-Ville are now accepting Christmas trees for recycling free of charge from December 26, 2012 to January 1, 2013. There are six drop off locations for Austin-area and San Antonio residents and businesses. MarketWire

Micron Enviro Systems Reconfirms Shareholder of Record Effective Date
Micron Enviro Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MSVS), an emerging mining company, and Britannia Mining Plc, a UK based mining development company, are issuing a reminder that today, Friday, December 28th, 2012, is the effective date for all registered shareholders MarketWire

Rainmaker Systems, Inc. Reports Inducement Grant Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMKR), a leading global cloud e-Commerce company, today announced that the Compensation Committee of Rainmaker's Board of Directors granted an inducement award to Donald J. Massaro in connection with his entering into employment as Rainmaker's President and Chief Executive Officer. MarketWire

Florida Injury Lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff Settle Slip and Fall Lawsuit for Injured Client
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Las Vegas Injury Attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson Settle Nevada Personal Injury Lawsuit for Client
The Las Vegas injury lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson represent clients who have been injured because of the negligent actions of others, and they handle several different types of litigation matters that include those that arise from negligently maintained properties. The firm hereby announces that it has successfully negotiated a settlement with regards to a Nevada personal injury lawsuit MarketWire

A Brighter Holiday for Many Children Thanks to Credit Union Members and Employees
Just before the holidays, Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP) and Keystone Community Services distributed toys and gifts to many happy children and their families, including donations from TopLine Federal Credit Union's 14th annual Gratitude Tree Holiday Toy Drive held during the months of November and December MarketWire

The New Ireland Fund, Inc. Files Annual Report
The Board of Directors of The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IRL) is pleased to announce that it has filed its Annual Report for the year ended October 31, 2012 with the SEC on Form N-CSR. A full copy of the Annual Report is available on the Fund's Website at: www.newirelandfund.com MarketWire

FLIR Systems Announces Acquisition of Traficon International for $46 Million
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired the stock of Traficon International NV, a leader in video detection technologies for traffic applications, for approximately $46 million in cash. MarketWire

2013 Could Be "The Year of The Point of Care Test": Kalorama
A number of developments bode well for tests that are performed in the healthcare settings, according to Kalorama information. The healthcare market research publisher said that the nearly $17 billion point of care test (POCT) market will see faster revenue growth in 2013 than tests sent to central labs for processing MarketWire

AEHI Sees Path to Completing Proposed Nuclear Power Plant Based on 2012 Industry Success, ISU Nuclear Training Designation a Key Component
Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AEHI) (www.aehipower.com) says confidence is high in its plans to build a nuclear power plant in Idaho following a number of successes for the nuclear industry as a whole in 2012. Successes include construction commencement on five new reactors and four additional reactor license approvals are expected in 2013 from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. MarketWire

Beauty Research: Expert Male Attention From DS Laboratories and Murad Man
Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, recently posted an article focusing on the personal grooming needs of men and recommended hair thinning solutions from DS Laboratories and shaving products from Murad. DS Laboratories offers clinically proven solutions for those who are experiencing thinning hair and hair loss including treatments, shampoos and conditioners. Murad was founded by Dr MarketWire

PropThink: Tivozanib and AVEO: Valuation Suggests Upside Ahead of FDA Decision
It seems that shares of AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) may have finally found their bottom. The oncology drug-developer bounced off of support at $6 (a triple bottom) early this week before beginning a brief uptrend, in-part fueled by insider buying last week GlobeNewswire

Simshabs Capital Partners Ltd. ("Simshabs") Is Pleased to Announce Its Intent to Fund, Joint Venture and Develop Residential & Commercial Projects
Simshabs Capital Partners Ltd. announces Rafi Weiss, president of Tricon Development Inc., is joining as president. The mandate of the company is severalfold. Such includes providing funding for real estate development, joint ventures and acquisitions of sites as well as already built properties for redevelopment and repositioning in the market MarketWire

BioNitrogen Corporation Signs Three-Year Lease for New Office Space in Wauchula, Florida
BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today that commencing on January 1, 2013 it has signed a three-year lease for new office space in Wauchula, Florida. MarketWire

Tips for Saving on Purchases Throughout the Year
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput. Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the year if you know when to look. MarketWire

Tips for Finding the Best Consumer Deals Throughout the Year
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput. Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the year if you know when to look. MarketWire

Shop Smartly All Year Long
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput. Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the year if you know when to look. MarketWire

Smart Shopping Throughout the Year
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput. Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the year if you know when to look. MarketWire

Take Advantage of Best Consumer Deals Throughout the Year
Don't worry that you may have missed the year's best deals because you didn't buy that big screen TV on Black Friday. Or that you will pay too much to replace your refrigerator that just went kaput. Retailers will tell you that there are great deals throughout the year if you know when to look. MarketWire

Virtual Trainer App Featuring Chris Powell Now Available
If there's a star to the newly launched Vemma Bod-e 2.0 app, it's TV Celebrity Transformation Specialist and bestselling author Chris Powell. The app, available as a free download for iPhone and Android, features timely text messages and daily video clips from Chris and his wife, Heidi, who act as the user's own personal trainer. MarketWire

MacKenzie Capital Management, LP Announces an Extension of Tender Offer for Empire State Building Associates, LLC, 250 West 57th Street Associates, LLC, and 60 East 42nd Street Associates, LLC
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PropThink: RPTP To Rise On Proven Strategy & Upcoming FDA Decision
By Ivan Deryugin GlobeNewswire

Publication of prospectus regarding the rights issue of Nordic Mines
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GoHealth: Affordable Care Act Changes in 2013
GoHealthInsurance, the leading online exchange for individuals and families to compare health insurance quotes, wants consumers to know how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect health care in 2013. Americans will see important changes occur in health care programs and the way they can deduct medical expenses. MarketWire

Local Interest: Storick Qualifies for Prestigious "Top of the Table"
Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Scott R. Storick of John Hancock Financial Network, The Partners Network in Boca Raton, Florida to qualify for the exclusive "Top of the Table" of the Million Dollar Round Table -- The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. Storick is a 22-year MDRT member and a 14-time Top of the Table qualifier. MarketWire

ProStar Trucking Chooses TAB Bank for a $1 Million Credit Facility
ProStar Trucking, LLC of Salt Lake City, UT has chosen TAB Bank for a $1 million credit facility. The new facility is based on accounts receivable and has been extended through a multi-year agreement. MarketWire

REBNY's Shoe Donation Drive an Example of Organization's Commitment to the Community
The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) collected over 300 pairs of shoes as a part of their annual donation drive. Throughout the summer and into the fall, members donated their gently worn shoes to Dress for Success and Career Gear. The annual drive is one of several charitable causes that REBNY organizes yearly in support of the community. MarketWire

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again
Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. MarketWire

JC Data Solutions Company Update
JC Data Solutions (PINKSHEETS: JCDS), is a provider of innovative and cost-effective solutions for digital data processing and management focusing on the Oil & Gas, Legal and Healthcare industries. MarketWire

Net Insight wins order for Core Network Upgrade for a communications infrastructure and media services company based in the EMEA region
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announces that a communications infrastructure and media services company based in the EMEA region selects Net Insight for an extension of their existing Nimbra-based media network.   GlobeNewswire

Mantra Venture Group Achieves Significant Milestones in 2012 and Looks to 2013 for Further Growth
Mantra Venture Group (OTCQB: MVTG)(BERLIN: 5MV) looks back on a tremendously successful and productive 2012 while heralding in a number of innovative prospects for 2013. MarketWire

Play It Safe in 2013 With Auto Accident App
Platinum Peak's Auto Accident App has proven itself to be a reliable, honest chronicler of car wrecks. The cutting edge developers of this application have come up with a series of updates for both iPhone and Android that make the system perform at an even higher level. MarketWire

Sigma Designs Integrates Microsoft Smooth Streaming Client Technology
Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for next generation intelligent home entertainment, connectivity and control devices, today announced that Microsoft's Smooth Streaming client technology has been integrated into Sigma's state-of-the-art multimedia chipset solutions to deliver seamless High Definition 1080p media content MarketWire

Klövern to sell properties in Trelleborg
Klövern AB (publ.) has signed an agreement on the sale of two properties in Trelleborg. The purchase price amounts to SEK 37 million. GlobeNewswire

Kona Grill Announces Signing of Lease in Boise, Idaho
Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, has signed a lease for 6,649 square feet at The Village at Meridian, a lifestyle development in the Boise metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing areas in the Northwest. MarketWire

Sarepta Therapeutics to Present Company Overview at the 2013 31st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, announced today that it is scheduled to present at the 2013 31st Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 4:30pm Pacific Time. Chris Garabedian, Sarepta's President and CEO, will be the presenter. MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics Secures Broker Representation for LiveWire Energy(TM) Products in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV) has secured broker representation for LiveWire Energy™ chews with Co-Sales Company, the leading independent grocery broker in the Southwestern United States. Co-Sales will provide LiveWire with product representation in the Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California markets. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Significant Eagle Ford Shale Well Results
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") announced today production results from two new Eagle Ford Shale wells operated by the Company. Both wells went on production December 22, 2012. MarketWire

Woodward, Inc. Signs Agreement to Acquire Hydraulic Thrust Reverser Actuation Systems ("TRAS") Business from General Electric
Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWD) today announced that on December 27, 2012, it signed a purchase agreement with GE Aviation Systems to acquire the assets of its hydraulic thrust reverser actuation systems business located in Duarte, California (the "Duarte Business") for $200 million in cash, and the parties have entered into a preferred supplier agreement for thrust reverser actuation systems MarketWire

Vanguard Energy Corporation Announces Year-End Results From Operations
Vanguard Energy Corporation (OTCQX: VNGE), an oil development and production company, provides financial results of operations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012. MarketWire

Graphene Could Help Change Batteries as We Know Them
General Electric Focus Forward is an unprecedented new series of 30 three-minute stories about innovative people who are reshaping the world through act or invention, directed by the world's most celebrated documentary filmmakers. THE SUPER SUPERCAPACITOR is a Finalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner. MarketWire

Eltek ASA: EKSTRAORDINÆR GENERALFORSAMLING OG VEDTAKELSE AV UTBYTTE
Den ekstraordinære generalforsamlingen i Eltek ASA ble avholdt i dag fredag den 28. desember 2012. Den ekstraordinære generalforsamlingen vedtok styrets forslag om utdeling av utbytte på NOK 0,50 pr aksje. Aksjene vil handles eksklusiv utbytte fra onsdag den 2. januar 2013. GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING AND APPROVAL OF DIVIDEND
The Extraordinary General Meeting of Eltek ASA was held today Friday 28 December 2012. The Extraordinary General Meeting adopted the Board of Directors' proposal to distribute a dividend of NOK 0.50 per share. The shares will be traded ex dividend from Wednesday 2 January 2013. GlobeNewswire

Jack and the Beanstalk Slot Tournament Every Friday at Boylegames.com
Hugely popular real money games site boylegames.com will be running regular Jack and the Beanstalk slot tournaments every Friday for the first few months of 2013. Jack and the Beanstalk slot game has proven extremely successful. As a result, the NetEnt game has garnered a substantial fan base since its release on the site in 2012. MarketWire

Page1 Online Marketing to Attend Trade Show in January
Page1 Online Marketing, a SEO company in Fort Collins, web design and social media firm, will attend the Developing Business Success seminar and tradeshow on January 24, 2013. The event starts at 8 AM and ends at 6 PM at Group Publishing, located at 1515 Cascade Avenue in Loveland, Colorado. MarketWire

JCB Releases New Japan Guide Apps for Mainland China and Taiwan Cardmembers
JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan, announced the release of its free JCB Japan Guide smartphone application (in simplified Chinese) for JCB Cardmembers in mainland China on December 21. The traditional Chinese version for JCB Cardmembers in Taiwan is planned for release in March 2013 ACN Newswire

Eltek ASA: EX DIVIDEND FROM 2 JANUARY 2013
If the Extraordinary General Meeting of Eltek ASA to be held today Friday 28 December 2012 at 11:00 hours (CET) approves the Board of Directors' proposal to distribute a dividend of NOK 0.50 per share, the shares will be traded ex dividend from Wednesday 2 January 2013. Please see the Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting in Eltek ASA dated 5 December 2012 for further information. GlobeNewswire

Kværner ASA : Kvaerner awarded contract for Gas-Fired Power Plant in Delaware
28 December 2012 - Kvaerner subsidiary, Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. ("Kvaerner NAC"), with its joint venture partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., have received a contract effective 31 December 2012 from Calpine Garrison LLC, a subsidiary of Calpine Corporation, to build the Garrison Energy Center, a 309MW combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Dover, Delaware. GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions wins Gullfaks South contract
28 December 2012 - Aker Solutions has been awarded a topside modification contract by Statoil to increase oil recovery at Gullfaks South. Estimated contract value is NOK 180 million. GlobeNewswire

Change in number of shares and votes in ÅF AB
For further information: GlobeNewswire

Holiday 2013 Guide to Smart Beauty Habits for the New Year -- Presented by Skincare-News.com
Ready for the New Year? With the start of 2013 right around the corner, it's time to set intentions and start the year off right for better health, beauty and wellbeing. The latest article by Skincare-News MarketWire

Sensitive Skin & Active Lifestyle: How to Maintain a Healthy Skincare Routine for Sensitive Skin in Every Season -- Presented by Skincare-News.com
An active lifestyle requires special consideration when it comes to a health and beauty routine. For outdoorsy types -- especially those with sensitive skin -- it helps to have a season-by-season guide to help stave off common skin irritations and conditions. The latest article by Skincare-News MarketWire

Finalisation of Ruukki and CapMan's agreement to create Fortaco, Europe's leading manufacturing partner for the engineering industry
Rautaruukki Corporation Stock exchange release 28 December 2012 at 9am EET GlobeNewswire

The agreement to create Fortaco from Komas' and Ruukki's units is finalised
CapMan press release - 28 December 2012 at 9:00 am EET GlobeNewswire

DNO International Announces Executive Changes
Oslo, 28 December 2012 -- DNO International ASA ("DNO International"), the Norwegian oil and gas company, announced today that its long-serving Managing Director, Helge Eide, is stepping down effective 31 December 2012. GlobeNewswire

KBC reaches agreement with the Republic of Slovenia regarding the sale of its remaining 22% stake in NLB
Regulated information* - 28 December 2012 (08.00 a.m. CET) GlobeNewswire

Vizrt signs USD 327,500 Broadcast Graphics Deal with a South American TV Station
Bergen, Norway, December 28, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

Vizrt signs USD 2 Million Deal with a new 24 hour News Station in the U.S.
Bergen, Norway, December 28, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

2012 Banner Year for New Consumer Magazines
New consumer magazine titles in 2012 totaled 870 as reported by Samir "Mr. Magazine™" Husni, PhD, to CommPRO.biz, the online news and information hub. The renowned, "Mr. Magazine,™" reported in his year-end analysis of the publishing industry that of the 870 new outlets, 242 continue to publish with regular frequency. Not since 2007 have we seen numbers that impressive. MarketWire

Weichai Power and KION Group Successfully Close Transaction to Form Long-term Strategic Partnership
KION GROUP GmbH /Weichai Power and KION Group Successfully Close Transaction to Form Long-term Strategic Partnership . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Hong Kong Three International Trade Fairs to Open 7 January
More than 2,500 exhibitors from around the world are expected to participate in three international trade fairs opening 7 January and continuing through 10 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).The HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Asia's largest, and the HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair are organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) ACN Newswire

Ted Ohashi's Weekly Video Feature "How I See It" on InvestmentPitch.com Reveals the Current Price of the Gifts Listed in the Song "The 12 Days of Christmas."
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 27, 2012 - A weekly feature on the Investmentpitch.com website is "How I See It" by Ted Ohashi. This week Ted reports on PNC Wealth Management's Christmas Price Index, which analyses the changing prices of the gifts listed in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas", over the past 25 years. GlobeNewswire

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