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Thomson Reuters ProView eReader Platform Version 1.5 Launched
Enhanced navigation and content organization for iPad® and Androidtm tablets and Windows®/Mac® desktops NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 - Thomson Reuters today announced the latest version of Thomson Reuters ProViewtm, the leading professional eReader platform. The new version of ProView provides enhanced navigation, content organization and table displays ACN Newswire

Zhone Technologies Partners with Sitronics IT to Build GPON Networks in Omsk City, Russia
Contacts Aurora Arlet Zhone Investor Relations Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013 Tel: +1 404.460.8578 Fax: +1 510.777.7001 E: aurora.arlet@edelman.com E: investor-relations@zhone ACN Newswire

AerCap Holdings N.V. Repurchases Eight Million Shares
AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap," "the Company," NYSE: AER) today purchased approximately five million ordinary shares in AerCap held by Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. through its affiliate, Fern S.a.r.l., in a privately negotiated transaction. The purchase price for the five million ordinary shares was $12 ACN Newswire

Melbourne University and Bio Farma to Jointly Develop Vaccine Adjuvant
Melbourne University has announced an agreement with Indonesian vaccine maker Bio Farma to develop a vaccine delivery system that can boost the vaccine effectiveness for a range of infectious diseases, including Hepatitis C, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and Haemopilus influenza type-B."Bio Farma is proud to collaborate with the University of Melbourne ACN Newswire

UC RUSAL and Shandong XINFA to Study Aluminium Joint Venture Opportunities
UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUALR/RUALRS), the world's largest aluminium producer, announces signing a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Shandong Xinfa Group, one of China's largest private aluminium companies, detailing the study of future possible cooperation areas, including joint ventures in the aluminium industry ACN Newswire

HKTDC World SME Expo and Inno Design Tech Expo Open
Nearly 700 exhibitors from all over the world are taking part in HKTDC World SME Expo and HKTDC Inno Design Tech Expo (IDT Expo), which opened today and continue through 8 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The two fairs feature a wealth of products and services, market information, creative ideas, networking sessions and business opportunities for SMEs ACN Newswire

Hays Recognized as Asia's Best Finance and Accounting Executive Recruiter, at the CFO Innovations Awards 2012
Recruiting experts Hays has been recognized as the Best Finance and Accounting Executive Recruiter for Asia for 2012, by senior finance leaders from across the region at the inaugural CFO Innovations Awards 2012 ACN Newswire

Monsoon Cup Reaches Biggest Ever Audience
The final event of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) is underway this week as the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia welcomes the world's top match racers from around the world. Coverage of the event is available to the largest international audience ever, as the race for the coveted ISAF Match Racing World Championship reaches its crescendo ACN Newswire

Hybrid Scaffold More Than Skin Deep
Open skin wounds need to be repaired quickly to prevent infection. Using artificial skin substitutes for repair avoids the difficulties of grafts, but an ideal material for a scaffold that's strong and allows regeneration of skin tissue has yet to be found.Some current scaffolds are made of collagen or gelatin, which are ideal for promoting tissue regeneration but are not mechanically strong ACN Newswire

e2v Launches the ELiiXA+ 8k/4k Line Scan Camera Based on e2v Multi-Line CMOS Technology
e2v, a leading global provider of high performance imaging solutions, is launching the ELiiXA+ 8k/4k at ITE 2012, in Yokohama, Japan MarketWire

Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, AWS, Oracle Speakers Added to Line-Up for Business & Technology Solutions Summit
Speakers with expertise in cloud computing and big data, representing Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, and other top technology companies have been added to the line-up for the Business & Technology Solutions (BTS) Summit, taking place April 16-17, 2013 in Seattle, Wash. MarketWire

Red Hawk Casino Unveils New Stage, Lounge, Bar and Dance Floor
Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce the opening of their all-new stage, lounge, bar, and dance floor. Live at Red Hawk Weekend, Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16 celebrates the opening with performances by three popular tribute bands. MarketWire

CHAMA Technologaes, Inc. Announces Senator Kit Jennings Joins MCF Energy
CHAMA Technologaes, Inc. is pleased to announce that Senator Kit Jennings (WY) has joined the team of MCF Energy LLC as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs. MarketWire

MFRI to Announce Q3 Earnings
MFRI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFRI) announced today that it expects to publish third quarter 2012 earnings and file the Form 10-Q with the Securities Exchange Commission Friday, December 7, 2012. MarketWire

Casella Waste Systems Announces Acquisition of BBI: Significant Opportunity to Grow and Internalize Waste and Recycling Volumes and to Recognize Cost Efficiencies
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional vertically integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Blow Bros. (d/b/a Bestway Disposal Services and BBI Waste Industries) ("BBI"), for a total consideration of up to $20 MarketWire

Action by Local Agency Formation Commission to Remove Restrictions on Water Service to Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians
The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians is pleased to report that its decades-long effort to have the same rights to water as any other user in the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) is finally over. On Wednesday, Dec MarketWire

Rock the Earth and Other Conservation Groups Move to Stop Power Line Construction Before Irreversible Damage Is Done
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Share the Joy of Kiva This Holiday Season With a Kiva Card
What can reach 66 different countries, only costs $25 and packs enough punch to change someone's life? A Kiva Card -- the perfect gift this holiday season. MarketWire

INFORUM Hosts Chef Joanne Weir, Hot Out of the Oven
INFORUM announced today that it will host world-renowned Chef Joanne Weir on Dec. 12th in-conversation with San Francisco culinary icon, Chef Gary Danko. MarketWire

Celebrate the Holidays Deliciously With 12 Wines of Christmas From Cupcake Vineyards
With the holidays approaching, Cupcake Vineyards offers 12 wines of Christmas that can accompany just about any festive occasion. Whether searching for the right hostess gift or relaxing after a grueling day of gift shopping, Cupcake Vineyards has delectable wines that will keep you celebrating deliciously throughout the season. MarketWire

Methes Energies Receives New Producer of the Year Award
Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers, announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Methes Energies Canada Inc., has received the New Producer of the Year award from The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA). MarketWire

UIC Technical Services Honored in Inc. Magazine's 1st Annual Hire Power Awards
UIC Technical Services, LLC (UICTS), a government services company who, through its Bowhead family of companies, specializes in information technology, program management, logistics and risk management, announced that it has been selected to receive one of Inc. Magazine's inaugural Hire Power Awards. MarketWire

EmbroidMe Is More Than Just Apparel
For more than 10 years, EmbroidMe has been a trusted source for quality embroidery and personalized apparel, but EmbroidMe specializes in so much more. With thousands of products that can be embroidered, engraved, embossed, or etched, EmbroidMe offers a wide selection of products and services that can be customized to help you find just the thing you need. MarketWire

Torchmate Launches Expert Video Series to Educate CNC Machine Owners
Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems has launched a series of videos to educate and inform CNC machine owners, fabricators and metal shop hobbyists who are interested in buying a CNC machine. MarketWire

Avascent Releases White Paper on Affordability and Innovation
Avascent, a leading management consulting firm, has released the first in a series of white papers on affordability and innovation in federal acquisition MarketWire

Auction of Bankrupt Lon Morris College Moved to Jan. 14
Potential buyers planning to take part in the auction of bankrupt Lon Morris College will have an extra month to prepare as a result of the Dec. 5 ruling by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas. MarketWire

KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT Acquires 21-Story Houston Office Tower
KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT Inc. (KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT), a public non-traded real estate investment trust headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has made its sixth investment this year: 1800 West Loop South, a 400,101-square-foot, 21-story office tower in Houston. At acquisition, the building was 88-percent leased. MarketWire

High Street Partners Strengthens Its Advisory Services Practice to Meet Rising Demand
High Street Partners, Inc. (HSP) is pleased to announce that three senior executives have joined the company. John O'Connor has been named to its Board of Directors, Bill Thomas has joined the HSP Advisory Board, and as Senior Director, William Kirwan will head up two newly formed Advisory Services practice areas MarketWire

Cloudera Raises $65M to Accelerate Enterprise Growth
Cloudera, the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced it has closed $65 million in a new funding round led by Accel Partners, with support from Greylock Partners, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Meritech Capital Partners MarketWire

Prospects for Recovery in HVAC Manufacturing Look Strong in 2013, According to New Research Report
Economic prospects are looking brighter for the HVAC industry on the eve of 2013, as companies involved in heating, ventilation and air conditioning and related industries see potential for growth in a resurgence in the housing market and consumer interest and investment in "green" HVAC equipment, according to a new report from energy market research publisher SBI Energy. MarketWire

Halberd Corporation Announces Finance and Insurance Agreement to Expand UAS Market
Halberd Corporation (PINKSHEETS: HALB) and JC Funding II LLC announce they have partnered to offer financing and Insurance to facilitate Halberd's clients in contracting and purchasing UAS carried by our platforms MarketWire

Esterline Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Results; Q4 Net Earnings of $61.7 Million, or $1.97 per Share; $531 Million Sales
Esterline Corporation (NYSE: ESL) (www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving the global aerospace and defense markets, today reported fiscal 2012 fourth quarter (ended October 26) income from continuing operations of $61.7 million, or $1.97 per diluted share, on sales of $530.7 million. MarketWire

First Advantage Litigation Consulting Expands Managed Review Services in Washington, D.C.
First Advantage Litigation Consulting, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and global leader in eDiscovery software and services, today announced the expansion of its managed review services in the company's headquarters in Washington, D.C MarketWire

Century Aluminum Company Names President and CEO Michael Bless to Board of Directors
Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Bless was elected to the Company's board of directors. MarketWire

U.S. RNs Encouraged to Contribute to National Workforce Research
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), www.ncsbn.org, and the Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, http://nursingworkforcecenters.org, will conduct a national survey of registered nurses (RNs) beginning in January 2013. MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. Announces Fastrip Convenience Stores Are Now Featuring LiveWire Energy(TM) Chews
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV), makers of the innovative and popular LiveWire Energy™ chews, announced today that Fastrip Convenience Stores are now featuring LiveWire Energy™ chews at 53 locations throughout California and Arizona MarketWire

Founding Partner Douglas DeGrave Named 2013 President of the California American Board of Trial Advocates
Founding Partner Douglas M. DeGrave of Poliquin & DeGrave LLP was elected as the 2013 President of the California American Board of Trial Advocates Chapter (CAL-ABOTA), a legal professional organization with over 1,500 members and eight chapters statewide that fosters improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy. MarketWire

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. Reports a Florida Insurance Guaranty Association Assessment and Announces Recoupment Plan
Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UVE) (Company), a vertically integrated insurance holding company, announced a mandatory assessment by the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Inc. (FIGA). The assessment of 0 MarketWire

BCS Global Opens Door to New Era of Dramatically Enhanced Video Collaboration Across Enterprises
BCS Global Networks Ltd continues to lead the way in visual collaboration by launching innovative new video communication service Virtual Presence B2B, one of the first Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC) compliant multi-network managed video services. MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. Announces Key Executive Appointments and Expanded Marketing Initiatives in Response to Increasing Demand for LiveWire Energy(TM) Products
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV), makers of the popular LiveWire Energy™ products, today announced the appointment of three key marketing executives responsible for a major new National Sales and Marketing Initiative to continue the rapid expansion of LiveWire's distribution channels and retail customer base. MarketWire

Undisclosed Customer in China Orders Seven Bombardier CRJ700 NextGen Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that an undisclosed customer in China has signed a purchase agreement for seven CRJ700 NextGen aircraft. Based on the aircraft's list price, the contract including ancillary services is valued at approximately $330 million US. MarketWire

Cisco Enables PT Telkom to Become a Wi-Fi Leader in Asia
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is working closely with PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (PT Telkom), Indonesia's largest information and communications provider, to enable the rapid deployment of 100,000 access points across Indonesia. This will be the largest deployment of Wi-Fi access points by a single service provider in Asia. MarketWire

Inc. Recognizes InsideSales.com for Employee Growth
InsideSales.com, the leading provider of sales automation and predictive analytics for inside sales professionals, today announced it is a winner of Inc. Magazine's inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards with the likes of Hubspot, GoDaddy.com, OtterBox, and DocuSign. MarketWire

Outsell Is Honored by Inc. Magazine Hire Power Awards for Being One of America's Top Job Creators
Outsell (www.outsell.com), a digital marketing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that is transforming the way brands engage with consumers, announced today that it has been featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.'s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years MarketWire

PanTerra's WorldSmart Unified Cloud IT Service Awarded TMC Net Unified Communications Excellence 2012
PanTerra Networks (www.panterranetworks.com), the leading provider of Unified Cloud IT Service solutions for mid market enterprises, announced today that TMCnet.com, a global, integrated marketing company, has named WorldSmart as the recipient of its 2012 Unified Communications Excellence Award MarketWire

2013 Gator Bowl Brings Fans, Football and Fun to Amelia Island
On January 1, 2013, fans of Northwestern University and Mississippi State University will travel to northeast Florida to celebrate the New Year at the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Everbank Field. Visitors can score accommodation discounts when they make Amelia Island, located 45 minutes from the stadium, their home base for the game. MarketWire

Digital Chocolate Leverages Marmalade to Bring Hit Game "Galaxy Life" From iOS to Android, Windows Phone 8 and More
Marmalade, the cross platform tool that allows developers to create without compromise, today announced that its customer Digital Chocolate plans to use the Marmalade SDK to port its hit iOS game, Galaxy Life, to Android and other platforms in time for the holidays. MarketWire

DSM Completes Acquisition of Cargill's Cultures and Enzymes Business
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciencesand Materials Sciences company, announcedtoday that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Cargill'sculturesand enzymes business. The acquisition, announced on 26 October 2012, willenableDSM to become a global tier one dairy ingredients supplier. MarketWire

Magnetic Creative Launches All-New Visual Effects Company -- Voltage Productions -- to Now Offer Full Service Connective Digital Brand Solutions
Magnetic Creative, a principal innovator of brand engagement through both traditional and digital connective media, has launched Voltage Productions expanding its capabilities by forming a collective digital media group MarketWire

Englewood, Ohio Selects Accela Automation by Subscription in the Accela Cloud
Accela, Inc., the leading provider of web, mobile, and cloud-based software exclusively for government, today announced the city of Englewood, Ohio selected Accela Automation® enterprise software, deployed in the Accela Cloud by monthly subscription MarketWire

Online Travel Agencies Power On as European Travel Market Growth Slows
The European online travel market will sustain double-digit gains in 2012, despite anemic growth for the region's travel industry, according to travel industry research authority PhoCusWright, in the new report "PhoCusWright's European Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition" (www.phocuswright.com/products/4072). Amid ongoing economic turmoil, the European travel market will grow just 2 MarketWire

George Risk Industries, Inc. Special Year End Dividend
GEORGE RISK INDUSTRIES, INC., (OTCBB: RSKIA) MarketWire

Josh Groban Announces Track-Listing for "All That Echoes," due February 5th, 2013, From Reprise Records
Internationally renowned, multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban has announced the track-listing for his upcoming album "All That Echoes" today via his YouTube Channel. He also announced that the first single will be "Brave," and that it will be available via all digital retailers on December 18th. MarketWire

Rock Candy Media Invests in Employees for the Long Run
Austin-based marketing and design firm Rock Candy Media gave its employees a surprise this year. Like other small but growing companies in a down economy, the firm had to forego year-end bonuses. As a unique alternative, the company is offering its employees the opportunity to have the company match the funds they invest in an IRA. MarketWire

Rand Notes Knoa Software, Inc. Completes $7.5 Million Growth Capital Financing
Rand Capital (Buffalo, NY) www.randcapital.com (NASDAQ: RAND), a Buffalo, New York based Small Business Investment Company (SBIC), notes that Knoa® Software (New York, NY) www.knoa.com has announced the close of a $7.5 million investment financing round. Knoa is a leading provider of user experience and performance management software MarketWire

Integrated Freight Corp Appoints Outside Director
Integrated Freight Corporation (PINKSHEETS: IFCR) announced today the election of Joseph N. Vasile to its Board of Directors. Mr. Vasile is a veteran accounting executive with over thirteen years experience in public company environs. Presently, Mr MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Wins NAREIT 2012 Leader in the Light Award
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) was awarded NAREIT's 2012 Leader in the Light distinction in the Office - Large Cap category at NAREIT's annual meeting on November 14, 2012. The Leader in the Light program honors NAREIT-member companies that have demonstrated superior and sustained portfolio-wide energy use practices and sustainability initiatives MarketWire

Lingo Media Signs $1 Million Strategic Partnership With Advancina LLC for Speak2Me Online Service
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Liquipel Goes Global and Expands U.S. Operations
Liquipel LLC, the sole owner and licensor of Liquipel (http://www.liquipel.com/), today announced new technology and branding licenses in Turkey, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The new licenses are the latest announcements in Liquipel's global expansion initiative. MarketWire

Randstad Sourceright Highlights the Importance of Governance in Carrying Out an Effective RPO Strategy
Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader, today announced the release of its latest white paper, "The Role of Governance in an Effective RPO Strategy." The new white paper describes why governance is so essential to the success of any Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) program and provides steps organizations can take to ensure proper governance throughout all levels of the engagement. MarketWire

Strong Holiday Tablet Sales Require Corporate BYOD Policies
With the large volume of tablet sales expected this holiday season, companies need to be prepared for an influx of devices being connected to data and services on their corporate networks MarketWire

Luminus Devices Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 Winner
Luminus Devices, Inc. today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and green technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in traditional technology MarketWire

Point. Shoot. Play. A New Game for iPhone Brings a Fun Twist to Mobile Photo Sharing
Gamers-on-the-go, beware -- your new addiction just launched on the App Store. "Just Picture It!" is a turn-based, multiplayer game for iPhone that reimagines the experience of sharing old and new photos. Download this habit-forming new app for free and join in the fun: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/just-picture-it!/id543219953?mt=8 MarketWire

U.S. Army Materiel Command Expands Its Enterprise Implementation of the AtHoc Emergency Mass Notification System
AtHoc, Inc. (www.athoc.com), the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) has expanded its enterprise implementation of AtHoc IWSAlerts™ to support multiple additional installations and groups from the same Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) data center MarketWire

Audi Ranks First in the 2012 Total Value Awards(TM) by Strategic Vision
Audi ranked as the top $31,000+ brand in the newly released 2012 Total Value Index™ (TVI) study presented by Strategic Vision, scoring 792 out of a possible 1,000 points. Additionally, among luxury brands priced $31,000 and above, Audi improved the most from 2011 MarketWire

National Animal Supplement Council Recommends Natural Ways to Keep Pets Calm Through the Holidays
Parties with unusual people, blinking lights, overwhelming trees in the middle of the living room, tempting gifts that you're not allowed to touch and extremely long car rides in the middle of traffic -- holiday stress affects pets too. In fact, most veterinarians say that the No. 1 health issue they address during the holidays is pet anxiety MarketWire

Newest Small Business Owner Survey Points to Continued Economic Weakness
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Weidenhammer Earns SSAE 16 Type II Certification
Weidenhammer, a leading provider of IT services, announced it has achieved third-party certification in its Hosting and Managed Services operation under the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 Type II MarketWire

Lucas / Schwering Architects Rebrands to alt32 Architecture | Design
Lucas / Schwering Architects is now known as alt32 Architecture | Design (alt32), having undergone a complete rebranding, including a thoroughly updated website (www.alt32.com), to characterize its investment in the technology and practices of its evolving industry MarketWire

Hogan Assessments Executive to Discuss the Value of Workplace Assessments During DriveThruHR Internet Radio Show
WHO:Ryan Ross, vice president of Global Alliances for Hogan Assessment Systems, a global leader in personality assessment, research, and leadership development. WHAT:Will be the featured guest on DriveThruHR, a top-rated daily internet radio show focusing on issues of concern to HR professionals. WHEN:Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m MarketWire

The New York Public Library Partners With lynda.com to Provide Patrons With Free Access to Online Training at Science, Industry and Business Library
Award-winning online learning company lynda.com announced today a partnership with The New York Public Library (NYPL) to provide the patrons of its Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) with free access to lynda.com's extensive library of instructional training videos MarketWire

Europe Has Outperformed Other Global Regions in 4Q, Says Russell Indexes
The Russell Developed Europe Index has outperformed the Russell 1000® Index, the Russell Developed Index and the Russell Emerging Markets Index in Q4 2012 as of December 3rd, indicating a strong market for investors in recent months. MarketWire

PNY Announces High-Performance 5-Port Smart HDMI(R) Switch
PNY Technologies®, Inc. ("PNY") today announced the launch of a new high performance 5-Port Smart HDMI® Switch with wireless remote, an ideal solution to expand the amount of HDMI ports available on an HDTV. The PNY 5-Port Smart HDMI Switch connects up to 5 HDMI devices via one HDMI port. MarketWire

Naya Ventures Launches New $50 Million Fund Focusing on the Mobile and Cloud Markets
Naya Ventures, a new type of venture capital fund specializing in early stage companies in the mobile and cloud markets, today announced its first closing for its $50 million fund. MarketWire

Zayo Expands Fiber Network in Eastern Oregon
Zayo Group announces it is expanding its fiber footprint in Eastern Oregon by laying 35 miles of 96 count fiber for a newly implemented Fiber-to-the-Tower (FTT) project. The build will provide a fiber presence to encompassing Oregon cities including Hermiston and Umatilla County. MarketWire

Bill.com Now Available for Over 4 Million Small Businesses Using Intuit QuickBooks(R)
Bill.com, the leader in integrated bill payment, invoicing, and cash management solutions for businesses, today announced that it is now offering its popular integration with QuickBooks Online to those using QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise. Now even more QuickBooks users can seamlessly integrate Bill MarketWire

RPost Now Offered as a Member Benefit by The Florida Bar for Email Proof With New Florida Email Service Rule
RPost, the inventor of Registered Email® track, prove, sign and encrypt technology, announces The Florida Bar, one of the largest regulatory bodies for lawyers, now offers use of RPost's Registered Email services for high value email and document delivery MarketWire

NATHIC Attendees Take Home a Dose of 'Reality' and Continued Optimism
Attendees at the fourth annual North America Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (NATHIC) last week in Washington, D.C., rubbed shoulders with a reality TV show star and were encouraged by optimistic outlooks for the hotel industry. MarketWire

Looking Ahead: H&R Block Unveils Client-Centric Strategy at Annual Investor Conference
At the company's annual investor conference earlier today, Bill Cobb, President and CEO of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), laid out his strategic vision for the company and proudly positioned H&R Block as the only tax preparation firm that can serve clients with income tax preparation and related services anywhere, anyway and anytime. MarketWire

Sprinklr Highlighted by Leading Independent Research Firm for Capability in Managing Enterprise Social Media Risk
Sprinklr, the leading enabler of scalable social media management for enterprises, announced a number of accomplishments to help the world's largest brands be secure and compliant in their global social media implementations. MarketWire

Plaza Bank Reports Third Quarter 2012 Earnings
Plaza Bank (OTCBB: PLZB) (the "Bank") reported unaudited net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 of $860,000 or $0.05 per share on a diluted basis, an increase from the third quarter of 2011 of $385,000 or $0.02 per share on a diluted basis. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, net income improved to $1.8 million, and $0.11 per diluted share, from $1.3 million, and $0 MarketWire

Parking Concepts, Inc., Partners With QuickPay Corp. for Mobile Parking Payments
Parking Concepts, Inc., has partnered with QuickPay Corp., a premier mobile payment platform provider, to bring new payment options and value-added services to its patrons in the Bay Area and in Southern California MarketWire

Churchill Club Presents the 9th Annual Gadgets Program: What's Hot and What's Not in Consumer Technology
The Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, today announced the 9th annual gadgets program MarketWire

Peanut Labs Launches Samplify(TM), a Global Self-Serve Sampling Platform
Peanut Labs, an innovative technology provider of social media measurement and marketing tools, today announced the launch of Samplify™, its latest software-as-a-service (SaaS) sampling platform that will further increase flexibility for researchers to access Peanut Labs' highly profiled online sample. MarketWire

Barrett-Jackson Announces Highlights for Upcoming 42nd Annual Scottsdale Auction
Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™ is excited to announce the return of the company's flagship Scottsdale auction, taking place January 13-20, 2013 at WestWorld of Scottsdale MarketWire

"Stock Alerts" Closing in on 98% Winning Trades Through 2012
Amidst the frenzy of high-frequency trading, stock traders often need a steady and consistent helping hand. Since the start of the year, the BullTrade.com Special Membership has closed out 64 winners and one loser. Traders have praised these "Stock Alerts" for over 14 years while the performance record has spoken volumes MarketWire

TAB Bank Provides Cosmos Communications With a $1.8 Million Senior Revolving Credit Facility
TAB Bank is pleased to announce that it has provided a $1.8 million senior revolving credit facility through a multi-year agreement for Cosmos Communications, Inc. of Long Island City, NY. MarketWire

Rugged AMREL Laptop Converts Into Lightweight Tablet
AMREL, the premier rugged computer supplier, announced the launch of ROCKY U12Ci, a lightweight convertible tablet/laptop. MarketWire

Media Alert: OneSpin Solutions Named Silver Sponsor of ARM Technology Symposium 2012 Paris
WHO: OneSpin Solutions™ (www.onespin-solutions MarketWire

New Vishay Siliconix AEC-Q101-Qualified, 40 V N-Channel TrenchFET(R) Power MOSFET Features Low On-Resistance Down to 1.1 Milliohms and Continuous Drain Current of 200 A in 7-Pin D2PAK Packaging
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new AEC-Q101-qualified, 40 V n-channel TrenchFET® power MOSFET. Specifically for "heavy duty" automotive applications, the SQM200N04-1m1L is Vishay's first power MOSFET to take advantage of the low resistance contribution and very high current rating of the 7-pin D²PAK package. MarketWire

BMW Guggenheim Lab Opens in Mumbai on December 9, 2012
Opening in Mumbai from Sunday, December 9, 2012 through Sunday, January 20, 2013 and presented in collaboration with the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the BMW Guggenheim Lab will offer free public programs and projects throughout the city under the theme ME=WE MarketWire

Vanguard Space Technologies Enhances Thermal Distortion Testing Capabilities With New Thermal Vacuum Chamber
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc. (Vanguard), a leading provider of high-performance aerospace structures, today announced that it has expanded its thermal distortion testing capabilities with the addition of a thermal vacuum chamber MarketWire

Down Home Chic Furniture Hand Picked and Available Online
"Trooping from one furniture store to the next to find exactly the specialized pieces you want to fit your personalized home décor is no longer necessary," says Lisa Madison, owner of Down Home Chic, a highly unique and alluring on-line furniture store MarketWire

Hispanicize 2013 Names CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien Co-Chair and Unveils Agenda for Inaugural Hispanic Journalist Showcase
In recognition of the new and growing role Hispanic journalists will play at the annual Hispanicize event, Hispanicize 2013 organizers today named CNN "Starting Point" anchor Soledad O'Brien co-chair and unveiled the agenda for its inaugural Hispanic Journalist Showcase. MarketWire

Grammy Award Winner Mark S. Doss Returns to Chicago as Soloist in the Do-It-Yourself Messiah
World renowned opera star Mark S. Doss is returning as the bass soloist in Chicago's holiday tradition, Handel's Do-It-Yourself Messiah. Celebrating its 36th year, performances will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 and Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Harris Theatre in Chicago's famous Millennium Park. MarketWire

iMedicor's Upgraded Social Health Information Exchange to Feature Highest Levels of Encryption and Interoperability
iMedicor (OTCBB: VMCI) today said its Social Health Information Exchange (SocialHIE) Version 3.0, which is scheduled to launch in January, will feature heretofore unparalleled levels of encryption and interoperability. MarketWire

Noobis Announces Holiday 2012 Launch of Giftbirdy.com
Noobis, Inc., an InternetArray, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: INAR) holding, announced the launch of new site Giftbirdy.com, a collaboration with industry leaders founded earlier this year under Giftbirdy, Inc. MarketWire

Future Internet Public Private Partnership Programme Adopts OMA API Specification
The Future Internet Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) announced today that the OMA Next Generation Services Interface (NGSI) Enabler has been adopted for use in the PPP Programme's FI-WARE Project MarketWire

Media Alert: Uniquify Plans DDR With Confidence Technology Symposium February 7
WHO:Uniquify (www.uniquify.com), a leading high-performance semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and system-on-chip (SoC) design, integration and manufacturing services supplier WHAT:Will host the Uniquify DDR with Confidence Technology Symposium to plumb the depths of DDR memory design challenges WHEN:Thursday, February 7, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m MarketWire

Neovia Logistics Services Named Eighth Largest Logistics Company
Neovia Logistics Services, formerly known as Caterpillar Logistics Services, recognized as eighth largest logistics company by Transport Topics in their recent publication, "2012 Top 50 Logistics Companies." MarketWire

Aurora Delivers First Centaur Optionally-Piloted Aircraft to Swiss Department of Defence
Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that it delivered the world's first production Optionally-Piloted Aircraft (OPA) system to Switzerland's Department of Defence. The Centaur OPA, flown by an onboard crew in FAA Normal Category, departed the Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia on November 26 for delivery to armasuisse at the Emmen Military Airfield in Switzerland MarketWire

NCS4 Hosts Board Summit for Professional and College Sports Leagues to Support National Certification to Strengthen Security Measures at America's Sporting and Entertainment Venues
The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, along with the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Nascar, U.S. Olympic Committee, Division I College Sports and other professional leagues, gathered in New York to show their commitment to strengthening safety and security at America's venues MarketWire

IDO Security Retains Secure Strategy Group
IDO Security, Inc. (OTCBB: IDOI), developer of the innovative MagShoe™ shoe scanning device (SSD), today announced that that it has retained Secure Strategy Group for strategic and financial advisory services. MarketWire

iMing Corp. : iMing Corp. Raises First Round Financing
iMing Corp. (OTC: IMNG) Announced today that theCompany has completed its first round financing of $150,000 USD.Under theterms and agreement, the Company will pay 8% annual interest paymentsfor aperiod of three years when the principal balance will then becomedue andpayable MarketWire

Zetta.net Brings Cloud-Based Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery for NetApp Environments to the Channel
Zetta.net today announced channel availability of Zetta.net DataProtect™ for NetApp, a 3-in-1 offsite backup solution that delivers cloud-based offsite backup, disaster recovery and archiving for environments that use NetApp storage solutions. Because Zetta MarketWire

CalAmp Announces Date for FY 2013 Third Quarter Conference Call
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today that it will release its operating results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter after the market close on Thursday, December 20, 2012. MarketWire

Smith & Associates Gains AS9120 Certification
Smith & Associates, the industry leader in global electronics distribution, today announces its global headquarters' certification to the AS9120 quality standard. This certification recognizes Smith's high standards for traceability and control of records, and its ability to evidence conformance to the aerospace industry's stringent security and dependability needs. MarketWire

Safeway Inc. Board of Directors Accelerates Payment of Regular Quarterly Dividend
Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced that its Board of Directors yesterday declared and approved an acceleration of its regular quarterly cash dividend. The cash dividend of $0.175 per share will be payable on December 31, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 17, 2012. This fourth quarter dividend has typically been paid in January. MarketWire

Local Offer Network Partnership With Rakuten LinkShare Drives New Business Opportunities for Advertisers and Publishers
Local Offer Network (LON), a leading provider of e-commerce technology, data and services, and Rakuten LinkShare today announced that LON content and services will be available to publishers through the Rakuten LinkShare Network. MarketWire

Marble Arch Research, Inc. Issues Research Report on MCW Enterprises Limited (TSXV: MCW.V)
Marble Arch Research, Inc. announced today that it has INITIATED COVERAGE on MCW Enterprises Limited (TSX VENTURE: MCW) with a 12-month price target of $2.80. MarketWire

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Accelerates and Increases Its Dividend Payment in Anticipation of Changing Tax Rates
Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: JVA) (the "Company") today announced that its board of directors approved an increase to its regularly scheduled quarterly dividend and an acceleration of such dividend payment. The quarterly dividend of $0.06 will be paid on December 28, 2012 to stockholders as of the close of business on December 17, 2012 MarketWire

Flite Offers IAB Rising Star Ad Formats for the Next Generation of Interactive Brand Advertising
Flite, the ad innovation company, today announced the release of all six Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Rising Stars formats as templates in the Flite Platform. MarketWire

Sage SalesLogix v8.0 Enriches Team Collaboration and User Productivity With Role-Based Interface, Mobile and Cloud Enhancements
Sage North America today announced the new Sage SalesLogix v8.0 customer relationship management (CRM) system. Sage SalesLogix v8.0 includes enhanced web and mobile interfaces that simplify role-based data access, searching and collaboration to improve how users and teams manage their information and relationships MarketWire

Surescripts and Rite Aid Improve Coordination of Patient Care by Delivering Electronic Immunization Records to Healthcare Providers
Surescripts and Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD), one of the nation's leading drugstore chains, announced today that Rite Aid will leverage The Surescripts Network for Clinical Interoperability™ to electronically deliver patient immunization notifications directly to healthcare providers MarketWire

TRUSTe and Millennial Media Announce Worldwide Partnership to Deliver Data Privacy Management for Leading Mobile Advertising Platform
TRUSTe, the leading data privacy management solutions provider, and Millennial Media (NYSE: MM), the leading independent mobile advertising and data platform, today announced a worldwide partnership to deliver data privacy management across Millennial's global platform MarketWire

XcelMobility Receives RMB 600,000 Innovation Grant
XcelMobility Inc. (OTCBB: XCLL) ("Xcel" or the "Company"), a leading developer of mobile internet products and services including high speed mobility browsing and location based service (LBS) solutions, is pleased to announce the receipt of grant funding from the Shenzhen Ministry of Economic Trade and Information Technology. MarketWire

Registration Opens for iDashboards' Annual Users Conference, Global Representation Expected Amongst Attendees
iDashboards, leader in business intelligence dashboard software, has announced registration for the company's annual Users Conference is now open MarketWire

Delta Air Lines Orders Up to 70 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Jetliners
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia has placed a firm order for 40 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and has taken options on an additional 30 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. MarketWire

Texas Rare Earth Resources Provides Shareholders With Update on Current State of Finances and 2013 Outlook
Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) ("Texas Rare Earth"), a heavy rare earth exploration and development company, today provides shareholders with an update on its current state of finances and outlook for 2013. MarketWire

ZBB Energy Signs an Agreement to Provide a 2,000 kWh ZBB EnerStore(TM) System for an Island Microgrid Project at the Luxury Eco-Resort The Brando on Tetiaroa
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The Global Growth for Stevia; Sunwin Stevia's (OTCQB: SUWN) Distribution Partner WILD Flavors Sees Positive Results One Year After the EU Grants Approval
Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in sector research for independent investors, issues a snapshot for the global stevia market and stocks within the sector, including Sunwin Stevia International, Inc. (OTCQB: SUWN). MarketWire

IEC Electronics Announces $5.1 Million Award
IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE MKT: IEC) announces that it recently received an order from one of its Military customers valued at approximately $5.1 million. Deliveries are expected to commence during IEC's fiscal 2013 second quarter and continue into fiscal 2014. MarketWire

TheDirectory.com Expands Local Search Platform With Launch of Two Sites
TheDirectory.com, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SEEK) an emerging leader in the Local search space, today announced that is has expanded its Local search platform with the re-launch of www.DentistAppointments.com and www.LocalPhysician.com. MarketWire

Ontario Technology Corridor Briefs Brazil's IT Industry Advisors on Canada Versus U.S. as Export Gateway Into North America
When export-oriented Brazilian information technology companies consider expansion into North America, the typical choices are Miami, New York or Silicon Valley MarketWire

Real Intent Rolls Out New Version of Ascent Lint for Early Functional Verification
Real Intent, Inc., a leading provider of EDA software products, today announced the version 2.0 release of its Ascent™ Lint tool for early functional verification. It adds 60 comprehensive rules including new FSM checks, while maintaining its analysis speed of 450M gates in less than one hour, with no need for hierarchical processing MarketWire

Press Release Nordic American Tankers Limited
Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE: NAT) today announced that one of its ships was detained for a short while in a US port. The ship left the US 14 days ago after it was there about ten days longer than planned. After discharge the vessel has now been employed to carry a new cargo. We work closely with the US authorities to provide the information that they request MarketWire

Cytomedix Announces Landmark Bright Cell Therapy Study in Peripheral Arterial Disease
Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCQX: CMXI) (the "Company"), a regenerative therapies company commercializing and developing innovative platelet and adult stem cell technologies, announced today the signing of an agreement with NIH to collaborate on a Phase 2 clinical study in patients with intermittent claudication (IC) MarketWire

CEO, Author and Veteran Radio Personality Pam McKissick Debuts Radio Show
Taking another step forward in her mission to revolutionize the real estate industry, Williams, Williams & McKissick co-owner and CEO Pam McKissick today debuted a new radio show, "Pam McKissick Without Reserve." Produced by Auction Network Productions, the one-hour talk show examines with humor and ironic insight American's deep-rooted relationship with real estate MarketWire

From Computer Chips to Barrels of Wine, Silicon Valley Exec Follows the Dream
Pedro Vargas grew up farming and, after completing his education in Electrical Engineering, never thought he would ever go back. Skilled in technology and marketing, the Silicon Valley high-tech executive and entrepreneur closed sexy deals like putting The Rolling Stones albums on memory chips and negotiating entertainment content deals with major television networks and record labels MarketWire

W Technologies, Inc. Enters the Digital Signage Market
W Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTCG), announced today a definitive letter of intent with Solara 360 to market their digital media product. Solara 360 is unique in the digital advertising market, based on the combination of its exclusive Solara 360 Liquid Crystal Displays and its Priority Remote Management Software MarketWire

N-able Technologies(R) Earns Record Number of Industry Awards and Exceeds Partner Expectations
Setting a new standard of excellence, N-able Technologies, the global leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) and service automation software, today announced it has earned 11 of the managed service provider (MSP) industry's top awards in 2012 while also achieving an all-time high in partner satisfaction since the company's inception. MarketWire

Baby Gourmet Appoints New CEO, Michael D. Watt
The Board of Directors of Baby Gourmet Foods Inc announces that effective today Michael D. Watt has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation. Michael will also join the board of directors of Baby Gourmet. MarketWire

Raise The Bounty: Help Bring Home Missing and Abducted Kids for the Holidays
Can you imagine what it would feel like to have your child abducted? Nothing tears a family apart more than a missing child. This holiday season, help families bring their missing kids home by supporting Raise The Bounty's crowdfunding campaign at www.Indiegogo.com/RaiseTheBounty MarketWire

iPhone, iPad Users Point to xPrintServer as Hot Holiday Tech Accessory
First launched one year ago, the Lantronix xPrintServer™ device has become increasingly popular within the Apple community by providing hassle-free, wireless printing from iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch® mobile devices MarketWire

Hipcricket Performance Drives Three-Year Contract Extension With Griffin Communications
Hipcricket®, Inc. ("Hipcricket"), the one-stop mobile advertising and marketing and subsidiary of Augme® Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT) (or "Augme"), today announced that it has signed a three-year renewal with Griffin Communications L.L.C., which provides statewide coverage through television stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa MarketWire

Intersil Selects Future Electronics as Global Distributor
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed-signal and power management semiconductors, today announced that it has selected a strategic global distribution partner to help expand and focus its existing distribution network MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Board Declares Accelerated Dividend
Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) today reported that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of 8.5 cents per share payable on December 28, 2012, to the holders of record of shares of common stock of the company at the close of business on December 17, 2012 MarketWire

Sitecore's On-Demand Web Compliance Application Audits Digital Content for Compliance With Regulatory Requirements
Sitecore, a leading web content management and customer experience management software company, today announced availability of a new application. The HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff App scans content for privacy, accessibility and website quality issues prior to publishing and reports on violations to ensure compliance with regulatory and other internal policies MarketWire

Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor in Reno Reveals New Website
Dr. Stacey Hudson has recently announced the launch of a new website for his Reno Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) practice. Complete with drop-down navigational menus and state-of-the-art social media components, the site is designed to maximize each patient's online experience. Dr MarketWire

ArborMetrix and CardioAccess Partner to Create National Registry for Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium
ArborMetrix, Inc., the leading provider of clinically rich, real-time analytics for acute and specialty care, announced today that it is partnering with CardioAccess, a systems integrator specializing in applications and databases for heart disease, to create and co-market a national registry for the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) MarketWire

FishNet Security Recognized as 2012 RSA SecurWorld 'Partner of the Year' and 'ASN Services Partner of the Year'
FishNet Security, the nation's largest information security solutions provider, has been recognized as the 2012 Partner of the Year and Authorized Services Network (ASN) Services Partner of the Year by RSA, the Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) MarketWire

Consumer Fraud Center Issues New Warning About "Deal of the Day" Sites Like Shnoop.com
As the holiday buying season continues to gather steam, the Consumer Fraud Center today issued a warning about a fast-growing trend: the sale of goods at bargain-basement prices through so-called "daily deal" sites, which can mask the sale of counterfeit or illicit goods. MarketWire

French's Surprising Secret: America's #1 Sandwich Mustard Makes Holiday Dishes Stand Out
The best holiday memories include good times and good food shared with family and friends. A surprising secret is that America's #1 Brand of mustard* also makes great main dish meals better. With a variety of mustard flavors to choose from like French's Classic Yellow, Spicy Brown, Honey, Dijon with Chardonnay, Honey Dijon, and Horseradish, recipe options are endless MarketWire

ShadowSuite 9.0 Provides More Functionality for International and Domestic Users
Shadow Financial Systems released version 9.0 of the mid- and back-office solution ShadowSuite® on Nov. 30. Based on feedback from clients, the company developed numerous enhancements, including tracking rights of substitution, bonds trading with negative accrued and U.K. regulatory reporting. MarketWire

The Sage Group, The Wall Street Journal Launch First Award to Recognize Bay Area's Most Influential Marketing Executives
The Sage Group in collaboration with the Wall Street Journal today launched Marketers That Matter™, a new award to recognize outstanding marketing executives at the forefront of their field MarketWire

TASER Receives Four Large Orders
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced four large TASER® electronic control device (ECD) orders for more than 885 TASER® X2™ ECDs and 1750 TASER X26™ ECDs in the fourth quarter of 2012. MarketWire

Tenguy World International, Inc. (TGWI) Secures Additional Investment in Planned Oil & Gas Well
Tenguy World International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TGWI) reported today that the Company has purchased an interest in a new oil & gas well located in Garvin County, OK that was scheduled to begin drilling this month. MarketWire

Pub Crawl Holdings/Mobile Dynamic Marketing Announce Agreement With Invictus Solutions -- a Leading Offshore Marketing and Sales Agency
Pub Crawl Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PBCW), and its subsidiary, Mobile Dynamic Marketing, a unique mobile application development and marketing company, have announced the completion of strategic marketing discussions, followed by a Marketing Services Agreement for marketing, sales, and distribution services to be provided by Invictus Solutions. MarketWire

GuestLogix Launches Global Rail Division and Positions for Rapid Gain in Sector
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology solutions to airlines and the passenger travel industry, today announced that its Global Rail Division is officially going to market MarketWire

Head of Class: Top 10 University Life Science Projects Soar to Nearly $2 Billion for 2012, an Industrial Info News Alert
Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Continuing a decade-long trend that continues despite the harsh economic climate, North American universities and colleges are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to beef up life science research infrastructures. These construction projects vary widely in total investment value (TIV) MarketWire

Grassroot Pennsylvania Power Plants Line Up to Burn Marcellus Gas, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The state of Pennsylvania has granted all necessary permits to the state's first grassroot power plant to burn natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, and several other natural gas combined-cycle (NGCC) projects have applied for permits MarketWire

Independent Health Teams With Liazon for Private Benefits Exchange
Independent Health has begun offering its innovative health care plans through Liazon's award-winning Bright Choices® Exchange to employers. Bright Choices helps employers control the escalating cost of health care benefits while giving employees greater benefits choices. The program will be available to customers in Western New York beginning immediately. MarketWire

Houston Colorectal Surgery Practice Opens Office in Largest Medical Center in the World
Drs. Eric Haas, Bartley Pickron, and Ali Mahmood of the Colorectal Surgical Associates have announced a new location for their Houston colon surgery practice. The new office will be positioned in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, at Medical Center: Scurlock Tower, 6560 Fannin, Suite 1404 in Houston, TX 77030. Dr MarketWire

The Money Pit Recommends Holiday Home Improvements for a Brighter New Year
Even during the hectic holidays, homeowners should have a few improvements in mind. "Doing strategic upgrades now will make your home look great, impress your holiday guests, and help you save money in the new year," says Tom Kraeutler, home improvement expert and syndicated radio show host of The Money Pit MarketWire

New Composite Veneers Offer Affordable Alternative to Chicago Dentistry Patients
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), 99.7 percent of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset, while over half of adults are unsatisfied with their smile. In spite of tough economic times, the AACD also estimates that Americans spend approximately $2.75 billion each year on cosmetic dentistry procedures. At his practice in Chicago, cosmetic dentist Dr MarketWire

Barry Callebaut's joint venture partner Biopartenaire now Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM)
Barry Callebaut /Barry Callebaut's joint venture partner Biopartenaire now RainforestAllianceCertified™. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MarketWire

Wishpond Announces International Expansion to Europe, Asia and Latin America
Wishpond today announced the broad international rollout of its premiere All-In-One Marketing Suite. By expanding beyond North America into Latin America, Europe and Asia, Wishpond becomes the only platform provider to offer all the tools businesses need for social, mobile, online and local marketing in a single suite MarketWire

Never Mind 'Elizabeth' -- Royal Baby Could Be a 'Lancelot,' 'Boniface' or 'Grissel'
If Prince William and Kate Middleton decide to take baby-name inspiration from their forebears, the royal baby could be born a 'Grissel,' 'Boniface' or even 'Lancelot.' New research from Ancestry MarketWire

H&R Block to Hold Investor Conference Today
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) will hold its investor conference today in New York City. The company's senior leaders will outline its growth strategies and outlook for fiscal 2013 and beyond. The conference agenda is as follows: MarketWire

ActiveState Announces HP OEM Licensing Agreement for Platform as a Service With Stackato
ActiveState®, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud, today announced that HP, the world's largest technology company, has entered into a licensing agreement with ActiveState for the OEM integration of ActiveState Stackato®, the enterprise private Platform as a Service (PaaS), with HP Cloud Services, HP's public cloud service MarketWire

Orthodontist in Bronx, NY on Importance of Personalized Treatment
With more than 1.7 million people worldwide having been treated with Invisalign® clear plastic aligners according to Align Technology, the popular corrective aligners have become a household name in orthodontic alternatives to traditional metal braces. Dr. Mita Parikh, an orthodontist in Bronx, NY, and Dr MarketWire

Inspired E-Learning for Kids
(Family Features) With so many e-books, apps and gadgets out on the market today, it's easier than ever to integrate learning into your child's play time. Relying on the right e-books and apps, you can help these early adopting, tech-savvy kids experience reading and fun, interactive learning like never before. MarketWire

Cisco Launches New Small and Midsize Business Portfolio at APJC Partner-Led Network Event
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced its new portfolio of small and midsize business solutions to over 300 channel partners at the Asia Pacific, Japan and Greater China (APJC) Partner-Led Network Event. The new portfolio will help Cisco partners better serve customers who are looking to increase productivity by enabling mobile employees to work and collaborate with a high degree of security MarketWire

How to Keep Weight Off During the Holidays
(Family Features) With the holidays in full swing, managing your waist line may have you as frustrated as the lines you encounter while shopping for gifts. Beyond celebratory meals and seasonal snacks aplenty at work and home, the holidays notoriously leave little time for you to focus on managing your weight. MarketWire

Tips for Planning a Winter Adventure
(Family Features) If you're looking to put some adventure into your winter travel plans, you might want to consider heading north to Alberta, Canada. MarketWire

The A to Z Family Guide to the Holidays
(Family Features) Whether you're looking to fill the family calendar with fun holiday activities or need a few ideas to make the season more meaningful, this guide to family holiday fun has you covered. MarketWire

Spice Up Dinnertime
(Family Features) Whether it's cooking for the family or company, everyone needs a few new ideas to turn ordinary meals into something special. Thai-Style Curry Beef and Pasta -- chockfull of beef and fresh vegetables in a creamy coconut-curry sauce -- shows how a little creativity can go a long way. MarketWire

New York Dentists Eliminate Patient Anxiety
Great Neck and Mid-Island Dental Associates, a multi-specialty group of New York dentists and medical professionals, strives to provide patients with state-of-the-art technology to make a visit to the dentist as easy -- and painless -- as possible MarketWire

Get Cookie Inspired
(Family Features) Baking is among the most fun, flavorful holiday traditions -- and one that brings family and friends together in the kitchen. In fact, nearly 60 percent of home cooks are expected to bake holiday cookies this year.(1) MarketWire

New England Employee Benefits Council Names Houpt Executive Director
The New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC) has named Patricia Houpt executive director, succeeding long-time executive director Jack Curley, who is retiring. NEEBC is a Waltham, Mass.-based nonprofit that advances knowledge and education in employee benefits. MarketWire

Market Research Report -- How the Recession Is Boosting Innovation
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the market research report "New Concepts in Retailing: How the Recession is Boosting Innovation," to their product offering. MarketWire

Market Research Report -- 42% of U.S. Executives Prefer Online Purchasing Through Search Engines
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the market research report "Global Business Travelers' Online Shopping Habits, 2012-2013," to their product offering. MarketWire

MapR Launches European Operation
MapR Technologies, Inc., the Hadoop technology leader, announced today the launch of its European operation to meet the needs of its growing community of customers and partners across the region MarketWire

Plaza Hotel & Casino Las Vegas to Host Four $150,000 Super Bingo Tournaments in 2013
The Plaza Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will host four $150,000 Super Bingo tournaments in 2013 with event dates held February 24-26, May 5-7, August 11-13 and November 17-19. All bingo players will compete head to head in the Plaza ballroom with no linked games. All events are limited to 950 guests. MarketWire

Carbon Sciences' miniGTL Plant to Feature Modular Design
Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), provider of a complete solution for transforming abundant and affordable natural gas into clean burning gasoline and other transportation fuels, today announced that its miniGTL ("gas-to-liquids") plant will feature a modular design. The company's management believes that modular design and construction will allow for portability, as well as cost savings. MarketWire

Holiday Foods for Everyone
(Family Features) As guests descend on your holiday party, are you prepared for the growing list of food allergies, dietary demands and menu requirements? For instance, the number of people eating gluten-free has grown to more than 20 million households, so it's likely that you will receive a gluten-free RSVP MarketWire

Pop Up Holiday Fun
(Family Features) This year, pop up some holiday fun by making these clever -- and delicious -- popcorn treats. With these recipes it's easy to create edible décor, gifts for friends and neighbors, and munchable snacks for the whole family. You can find more creative holiday recipes at www.popcorn.org. MarketWire

Gift Makeovers Made Easy
(Family Features) If you find holiday shopping more stressful than fun, you might be tempted to put it off or just grab something generic and slap on a pretty bow. That can lead to some unfortunate gift choices and a lot less merriment for everyone. But with these savvy tips from lifestyle and DIY expert Brooke Peterson, you can personalize the perfect gift for everyone on your list. MarketWire

Gifts That Give Back
(Family Features) When you're doing your holiday shopping, keep an eye out for gifts that will not only put a smile on someone's face, but will benefit someone in need. From home décor to jewelry and children's toys, you can buy gifts knowing that a portion of the proceeds will make a powerful difference in someone's life. MarketWire

Deck the Halls With Reduced-Calorie Baking
(Family Features) From sugar plums to sugar cookies, the holidays may well be the sweetest season of all. But when all of that celebratory goodness comes with extra calories, the most wonderful time of the year suddenly becomes less sweet. MarketWire

Holiday Pork Loin With a Twist
(Family Features) Give your holiday dinner a sweet and savory twist with this recipe for Honey Roasted Peanut Crusted Pork Loin. Tender pork rubbed with flavorful spices and rolled in crunchy honey roasted peanuts will be the talk of the holiday table. Get more recipes at www.nationalpeanutboard.org. MarketWire

How to Pick the Right Gifts for Gamers
(Family Features) The holidays are back, and with them comes a host of new video games on store shelves. Picking out the right video game for your kids -- or any other family member or friend -- can feel like a daunting task. To help lighten the load, here are three tips to make your holiday video game search easier: MarketWire

Perk Up Party Menus With Spice-Rubbed Sliders
(Family Features) At-home entertaining is a great way to bring friends and family together, but it can be challenging to find unique and inspiring dishes to serve up. Let flavorful, versatile pork come to the rescue as your entertaining hero. MarketWire

Happy Holiday Entertaining
(Family Features) Host a holiday party that's simple and festive with a combination of pre-made and homemade delights from the celebration experts at Wilton. MarketWire

MorphoSys Strengthens Patent Position on anti-CD38 Cancer Program MOR202
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys Strengthens Patent Position on anti-CD38 Cancer Program MOR202. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MarketWire

Foreclosure Sales Increase 21 Percent in Third Quarter According to RealtyTrac Foreclosure & Short Sales Report
RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its Q3 2012 U.S. Foreclosure & Short Sales Report™, which shows a total of 193,059 U.S MarketWire

Southeast Asia Lures Private Equity, but Dealmaking Challenges Grow, Says New Report
Some of the biggest names in private equity are racing to set up shop in Southeast Asia, drawn by the region's rapid economic development and abundance of natural resources, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group. The report, Private Equity in Southeast Asia: Increasing Success, Rising Competition, is being released today. MarketWire

Emerging World Pharma Inc. Strategic Partner African Global Pharma GH Receives Ghana Food and Drug Board Packaging and Insert Approvals for Paracetamol Tablets
Emerging World Pharma Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EWPI) -- Emerging World Pharma Inc. strategic partner African Global Pharma Corp. (AGP) has received approvals of its packaging and inserts for its lead OTC drug "Paracetamol" an over the counter analgesic drug MarketWire

H&R Block's Net Loss From Continuing Operations Improves 18 Percent; 11 Percent Improvement on Adjusted Basis
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) today announced financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended Oct. 31, 2012. Due to the seasonality of its U.S. tax business, the company typically reports a second quarter operating loss. MarketWire

Methode Electronics, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2013 Second-Quarter Year-Over-Year Sales Growth of 12 Percent
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions, today announced financial results for the Fiscal 2013 second quarter and six-months ended October 27, 2012. MarketWire

A New White Paper From Winchester Systems: "More Virtual Machines per Server With FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays"
Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today released a new white paper titled, "More Virtual Machines per Server with FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays MarketWire

Essex Property Trust Declares Quarterly Distributions
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.10 per common share, payable January 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2013. MarketWire

The Greater China Fund, Inc. Declares Ordinary Income Dividend
The Greater China Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: GCH) announced today that the Fund's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.0507 per share of ordinary income. The dividend is payable on December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record as of December 18, 2012. The ex-dividend date is December 14, 2012 MarketWire

GeoMet Declares Preferred Dividend
GeoMet, Inc. (OTCQB: GMET) (NASDAQ: GMETP) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend to its preferred stockholders covering the period October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012 to be paid through the issuance of .03125 preferred share ("PIK Preferred Shares") per outstanding share of preferred stock MarketWire

AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement With GLOBALFOUNDRIES
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it successfully amended its Wafer Supply Agreement (WSA) with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. MarketWire

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Announces Sale of Handysize Vessel
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today the sale of the Clipper Glory, a 30,570 dwt Handysize drybulk vessel, built in 2007, at a gross price of US$11.25 million. The vessel was delivered to its new owners on December 04, 2012. The Company used the sale proceeds to reduce debt and for working capital purposes. MarketWire

Warner Music Group Corp. to Conduct Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, December 13, 2012
Warner Music Group Corp. will release its financial results on Thursday, December 13, 2012 for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 and will hold an earnings update conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. MarketWire

Novo Nordisk A/S : Trading in Novo Nordisk shares by board members, executives and associated persons on 5 December 2012
Company Announcement No 80 2012: http://hugin.info/2013/R/1663086/539259.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf ofThomson Reuters clients MarketWire

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) Releases November 2012 Index
The AGEM Index increased in November 2012 after declining in the prior month. The composite index was 133.82 by the close of the month, up 5.59 points, or 4.4 percent, since October 2012. The index has now reported month-to-month increases in eight of the past 12 months MarketWire

PROS - Announces the completion of the application period of the subsequent offering and the publication of an additional prospectus supplement
PROS - Announces the completion of the application period of the subsequent offering and the publication of an additional prospectus supplement GlobeNewswire

DSM completes acquisition of Cargill's cultures and enzymes business
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Cargill's cultures and enzymes business. The acquisition, announced on 26 October 2012, will enable DSM to become a global tier one dairy ingredients supplier. GlobeNewswire

Veidekke ASA : Arne Giske succeeds Terje R. Venold as President and CEO of Veidekke
Arne Giske will take up position as President and CEO of Veidekke on 1 July 2013. He replaces Terje R. Venold, who has held the position since 1989. Arne Giske is currently head of Veidekke's property development division, and has been with the company since 2001. GlobeNewswire

Moody's downgrade from A1 to A2 - review for downgrade continues
The press release from Moody's as of 6 December 2012 is attached.  GlobeNewswire

MING: Moody's changes credit rating
MING: Moody's changes credit rating GlobeNewswire

STMicroelectronics Named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator
Geneva, December 6, 2012 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, was named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator this week, recognizing its achievements as one of the world's most innovative companies GlobeNewswire

Cryptzone to increase its investment in the North American market
Cambridge, MA, 6 December 2012Cryptzone, the European IT security and threat mitigation specialist, today announced its expansion plans within the North American market. Under new management direction since May of this year, Cryptzone has declared its strategy to invest more resources into the region GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Corporation: Thomson Reuters Releases Top Tips for Efficient Scholarly Meeting Management
White paper provides insight into best practices for meeting management using ScholarOne GlobeNewswire

Nordic American Tankers Limited: Press Release
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 6, 2012. GlobeNewswire

Telenor Norway introduces 4G for mobile
(Fornebu, 6 December 2012) Telenor is the first telecoms operator in Norway to make it possible to use mobile phones on the 4G network. GlobeNewswire

Barry Callebaut's joint venture partner Biopartenaire now Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM)
Barry Callebaut /Barry Callebaut's joint venture partner Biopartenaire now Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: NOTICE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING AND PROPOSAL FOR DIVIDEND
Following the sale of NeraTelecommunications Ltd (reference made to stock exchange announcements made by Eltek on 19 and 23 November 2012), the Board of Directors of Eltek ASA proposes that a dividend of NOK 0.50 per share is resolved distributed at the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on 28 December 2012 GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: INNKALLING TIL EKSTRAORDINÆR GENERALFORSAMLING OG FORSLAG OM UTBYTTE
Etter salget av Nera Telecommunications Ltd (ref børsmelding annonsert av Eltek 19 og 23 November 2012), foreslår styret i Eltek ASA at det besluttes å dele ut et utbytte på NOK 0.50 pr aksje på den ekstraordinære generalforsamlingen som skal avholdes den 28. desember 2012 GlobeNewswire

EMGS signs contract extension with Petrobras
Reference is made to the stock exchange notice dated 13 November 2012 regarding completion of a one-year contract in Brazil and commencement of a new 3D EM data acquisition project in Brazil. EMGS has signed a contract extension worth approximately USD 12 million with Petrobras. As previously announced, data acquisition is on-going with estimated completion in early January 2013 GlobeNewswire

Press release - Grontmij teams up for major Waste-to-Energy project
De Bilt, 6 December 2012 - In cooperation with waste and green energy experts from the German office, Grontmij Poland has now been awarded the full design of a newly to be built Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility in Bialystok in the north-east of the country.WtE is perhaps better described as energy recovery as it uses waste incineration to generate power and heat GlobeNewswire

IQE plc : Key CPV Solar Technology Process Transfer milestones completed - commercial production on track for 2013
Cardiff, UK. 6 December 2012.IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and services to the semiconductor industry, today announces the achievement of several key technology transfer milestones that represent highly significant progress in its commercial relationship with Solar Junction. GlobeNewswire

Orangefield Group Acquires Columbus Avenue
Amsterdam, December 6, 2012 - Orangefield Group, a global service provider of administration, management and trust services announced it has acquired leading hedge fund administrator Columbus Avenue Consulting LLC. GlobeNewswire

Ordina to support Raet with further development of e-HRM portal
Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, 6 December 2012 GlobeNewswire

Imtech: increase in industrial export out of the Netherlands, 41 million euro new orders
Gouda - Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it has recently received new orders with a value of approximately 41 million euro for export - out of the Netherlands - of technological for solutions in the international oil and gas industry. GlobeNewswire

Carl Zeiss Meditec looks back on successful financial year
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG /Carl Zeiss Meditec looks back on successful financial year. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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