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Williams Crowned Four-Time World Champion
Ian Williams won a record-equalling fourth ISAF Match Racing World Championship today after beating his arch rival Bjorn Hansen in the Quarter-Final of the Monsoon Cup, the finale of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.Williams has equalled the record of Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing, who had earlier this week announced his intention to retire after this event ACN Newswire

Cytokinetics Announces Presentation of Additional Analyses from Clinical Trials of Tirasemtiv in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Second Intellectual Property Forum Held Today in Hong Kong
More than 1,400 intellectual property professionals and government officials from 21 countries and regions took part in today's Business of IP Asia Forum at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event attracted twice as many participants as attended last year's inaugural forum ACN Newswire

Marginal Growth Likely for Hong Kong Exporters in 2013
Hong Kong exporters face a number of challenges in the coming year, including the possibility of a renewed downturn in the global economy, increased protectionism, and escalating geopolitical tensions, notably with respect to the territorial flare-up between the Chinese mainland and Japan ACN Newswire

LZYE Appoints Mr. Harry Wong as Executive Director
LZYE Group plc ("LZYE", or the "Group", LSE AIM: LZYE.L) announced the appointment of Mr. Harry Wong Che Hong ("Harry") as an Executive Director of the Group with effect from 1 December 2012. Ms ACN Newswire

Chanceton Financial Group Limited Completed the Acquisition of 20% Equity Interests in Revenue Synthesis Limited
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CSR Practitioners from Asia Visit Double A's Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill
CSR practitioners from Thailand, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines visited Double A's integrated pulp and paper mill in Prachinburi, Thailand, to experience how Double A promote and integrate Corporate Social Responsibility in its business operations.The mill visit was an extension of the recently concluded11th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) in Bangkok ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters and GTS Announce Tax Awards in China
Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of the China Tax Awards 2012.With over 80 entries, the awards recognise the achievements of outstanding tax practitioners in China and aim to highlight their contribution to the profession ACN Newswire

Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust Units (TSX:PPT.U) (NYSE Arca:SPPP) Priced at $10.00 - Video Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 6, 2012 - The long anticipated IPO for Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust units (TSX:PPT.U) (NYSE Arca:SPPP) has finally been priced. The offering consists of 35 million units priced at $10.00 per unit, with the minimum initial subscription set at $1,000.InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

Eastman Increases Quarterly Dividend 15 Percent
The Board of Directors of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) has increased the quarterly cash dividend by 15 percent to $0.30 per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable December 31, 2012, to stockholders of record as of December 17, 2012 ACN Newswire

INC Research Strengthens Leadership for Strategic Advisory Services Unit
ACN Newswire

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd to Release Fourth Quarter 2012 Financial Results on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH) a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that it will issue its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 on Thursday, February 7, 2013 after the close of the financial markets ACN Newswire

Beverly LW Sunn to Join Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company Board of Directors
Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company today announced that it has appointed Ms Beverly LW Sunn, President of Asia Pacific Properties (APP), to its Board of Directors.The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company acts as a guardian of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles ACN Newswire

Intergraph(R) Discovery Tour Event on December 13th in Kolkata, India to Feature CADWorx(R) for Plant Design, CAESAR II(R) for Pipe Stress Analysis, and PV Elite(R) for Vessel Design
Intergraph has scheduled a Discovery Tour event in Kolkata, India on December 13, 2012 that will include demonstrations of CADWorx 2013, the next generation solution with improved routing, quicker and more intuitive modifications, and many other enhancements for faster and more intelligent modeling MarketWire

SkinzWraps Expands the Vehicle Wrap Universe to Now Include Wrapping Buildings and Outdoor Surfaces That Were Previously Unwrappable
SkinzWraps, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SKZW), a founding father and recognized vanguard of the vehicle wrap industry, confirms that after months of R&D, testing and perfecting new techniques and manpower formals, they are now able to wrap building facades and other outdoor surfaces that were previously non practical to wrap. For this specific offering, SkinzWraps has partnered with 3M MarketWire

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Announces 1-for-6 Reverse Stock Split
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 1-for-6 reverse stock split, which will become effective immediately following the close of trading on December 17, 2012. The consolidated common shares will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on December 18, 2012 on the NASDAQ Capital Market. MarketWire

SEACOR Holdings Announces Special Cash Dividend of $5.00 per Share
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a Special Dividend of $5.00 per common share. The Special Dividend is payable to shareholders of record on December 17, 2012, and is expected to be paid on or about December 26, 2012. The Company expects that its common stock will trade ex-dividend beginning on December 12, 2012 MarketWire

Act Fast for Quick Move-In Opportunities at William Lyon Homes' Gardenia Neighborhood in Rosedale
For a limited time only, William Lyon Homes' Gardenia neighborhood is offering quick move-in opportunities on select Residence Three floorplans. Buyers who are ready to get moving to a stylish home within Rosedale, the finest brand new master-planned community in the San Gabriel Valley, need to visit Gardenia today for big savings on the neighborhood's Residence Three, Lot #232 MarketWire

Terra Nova Energy Ltd. Concludes Non-Brokered Private Placement
Terra Nova Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: TGC) ("Terra Nova" or the "Corporation"), announces that it has concluded a non-brokered private placement financing for aggregate proceeds of CDN $1.29 million from the sale of 6,450,000 units to subscribers outside of Canada and the United States. The units were sold at a price of $0 MarketWire

Dutch Gold Resources, Inc. Updates Progress on Joint Venture in Nicaragua
Dutch Gold Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: DGRI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed site visits this week in Nicaragua. Two sites were selected for the first mill operations, with installation to begin during the first quarter of 2013. MarketWire

USA Graphite Inc. Acquires the Gordon Creek Graphite Property
USA GRAPHITE INC. (OTCQB: USGT) is pleased to announce it has issued 2,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock in order to exercise the Company's initial option relating to the acquisition of the Gordon Creek Graphite Property. This property consists of 10 lode claims in Elko County, Nevada, covering an area of 206 acres MarketWire

Nano Labs (CTLE) Announces Second Commercial Product Launch: Industrial Diamonds
Nano Labs Corp. (OTCQB: CTLE) is pleased to announce today that it will be moving forward to patent and commercialize the process of producing industrial diamonds using the Company's proprietary nanotechnology. MarketWire

MFRI Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results and Significant Increase in Order Backlog
MFRI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFRI) announced today financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 31, 2012. Third quarter net sales were $58 million compared to $71 million in the prior-year quarter; net income in the quarter was $0.5 million or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $0.7 million or $0.10 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter. MarketWire

Global Income Fund Announces Cancellation of 1-for-4 Reverse Stock Split
Global Income Fund, Inc. (OTCQB: GIFD) (the "Company") today announced that the 1-for-4 reverse split of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of the Company anticipated to be effective as of the start of trading on December 10, 2012 has been cancelled until further notice. MarketWire

CNH Dividend Record Date
The Board of Directors of CNH Global N.V. (NYSE: CNH) announced that it has approved a record date of December 20, 2012 with respect to CNH's previously announced extraordinary dividend to Company shareholders in the amount of US$ 10/share MarketWire

Vantage Drilling Company Announces the Commencement of Operations for the Titanium Explorer
Vantage Drilling Company ("Vantage") (NYSE MKT: VTG) announced today that the ultra-deepwater drillship, Titanium Explorer, commenced operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on the morning of December 7th, 2012. The Titanium Explorer is contracted for eight years. MarketWire

Micrel Declares 2012 Fourth Quarter Cash Dividend Early
Micrel, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCRL), a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets, announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized an accelerated quarterly cash dividend of $0.0425 per share of common stock MarketWire

Oil-Dri Announces Record Quarterly Earnings
Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC) today announced net sales of $61,417,000 for the first quarter ended October 31, 2012, a 3% increase compared with net sales of $59,582,000 in the same quarter one year ago. Net income for the first quarter was a record high of $4,452,000, or $0.64 per diluted share, a significant increase compared with net income of $1,075,000 or $0 MarketWire

EasyMed Services, Inc. Retains Investor Relations Firm
EasyMed Services Inc. (CNSX: EZM)(OTCBB: EMYSF)(MUN: EY6) ("EasyMed" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has engaged Investor Cubed Inc. to provide investor relations and shareholder communication services, effective November 1, 2012. MarketWire

UPDATE: MacPractice Releases HIPAA-Compliant Patient Check In App for iPad and iPad mini
MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software for doctors' offices that use Macs, iPhones and iPads, today announced the release of the MacPractice Patient Check In App for iPad and iPad mini MarketWire

Frankie Dettori Rides On Magic Seven Slot at Boylecasino.com
Frankie Dettori has been handed down a six month ban for testing positive for an illegal substance. The legendary jockey tested positive at Longchamp on September 16th of this year. However, fans of the jockey need not despair, as they can play Frankie Dettori's Magic Seven slot game at popular online casino Boylecasino.com. MarketWire

Arizona Powerball Jackpot Winning Ticket Claimed Today by Fountain Hills, Arizona Resident
The Arizona Lottery hosted a press conference today, Dec. 7, 2012, to announce the Arizona Powerball jackpot winning ticket being claimed by an Arizona resident. MarketWire

Bexil Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Bexil Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BXLC) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012. MarketWire

MacPractice Releases HIPAA-Compliant Patient Check In App for iPad
MacPractice, the leading Apple developer of practice management and clinical software for doctors' offices that use Macs, iPhones and iPads, today announced the release of the MacPractice Check In App for iPad. The new app, which is fully integrated with MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20 practice management software, automates patient check-in procedures and helps ensure HIPAA compliance. MarketWire

Introducing "iTechnology.am" -- The New Voice of Armenia's Information Technology (IT)
Stanford University: "iTechnology.am," the new voice for the Armenian information technology business sector, will make its digital debut at the ArmTech Congress 2012 at Stanford University MarketWire

Rotate Black, Inc. (ROBK) Provides Shareholder Update
Rotate Black, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ROBK), a premier gaming and resort developer, is delivering on its commitment to drive shareholder value and long-term growth. Pursuant to that objective, the Company would like to provide a status report on its business plan, objectives and achievements. MarketWire

Two Penthouse Units at Lonestar Tower Sell at Absolute Auction Through J. P. King Auction Company
At a real estate auction event yesterday, 30 individuals and 14 bidders gathered to compete for two penthouse units atop the Lonestar Tower that overlooks the Texas Motor Speedway. After half an hour of bidding, the two properties sold for a combined $995,500. MarketWire

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein Announces Up to 250 New Jobs as SourceHOV Locates Operations Within Ulster County
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and SourceHOV are pleased to announce SourceHOV will begin operations in Ulster County. SourceHOV has leased an operations center that spans 40,000 square feet on Boices Lane in the Town of Ulster. In addition to this new location, SourceHOV has existing New York State operations in Binghamton and New York City. MarketWire

Algeco Scotsman Announces Third Quarter 2012 Conference Call and Preliminary Financial Results
Algeco Scotsman (the "Company"), the leading global business services provider of modular space and secure portable storage solutions, will hold its third quarter 2012 conference call on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:30 a.m., Eastern Time. MarketWire

CitiScape Property Management Group Managers Earn National Recognition
CitiScape Property Management Group, recognized as one of the top full-service property management companies in the Bay Area, is proud to announce that two of its own have earned national recognition. MarketWire

Deja vu Decor by Todd W.G. Corder Art Basel Grand Opening
Déjà vu Décor by Todd W.G. Corder: Location 2 Grand Opening featuring the best of Mid Century Modern Furniture and Accessories and showcasing Recycled, Reclaimed, Repurposed, Reused art by famous Artists like Andy Warhol, Peter Tunney, Purvis Young, Melissa Del Pinto, Roger Moenks, Fred Love and many more. MarketWire

Bakers and Cooks Alike Get Ready for Zehnder's Apple Recipe Contest
The sweet and savory tastes of apple pies, breads, muffins, cobblers and more will take center stage on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Zehnder's Apple Recipe contest taking place at the annual Zehnder's Snowfest. Sponsored by Zehnder's, Pioneer Sugar, The Maytag Store, WSGW news radio 790 and Outdoor Adventures, the contest is open to all amateur bakers and cooks over the age of 18 MarketWire

AXA Art Insurance Expands Relationship With Art Basel to Include Art Basel in Hong Kong
International art insurance specialist, AXA Art, today announced the expansion of its longstanding relationship with Art Basel and its prominent contemporary and modern art fairs. Under the expanded agreement, from 2013, AXA Art will continue its partnership with Art Basel in Basel and will serve as Official Art Insurance Partner of Art Basel in Miami Beach MarketWire

Denver Metro Area Home Prices Return to 2007 Levels According to Metrolist(R) Housing Report
According to the latest data from Metrolist®, home prices have returned to a level not seen since 2007. Despite lagging prices earlier this year, the housing market is finishing the year strong. REcolorado.com, a comprehensive real estate search platform powered by Metrolist, is showcasing a historically low number of houses due to lack of inventory. MarketWire

CFC Receives Northern Virginia Community Award
The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) recently received a 2012 "Companies as Responsible Employers" (CARE) award from Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), a nonprofit organization providing care and services for families in need. MarketWire

Todd Barrett Announces Launch of New Collection During Art Basel, Catalina Hotel, December 8, 9pm - 12am
Todd Barrett Swimwear will celebrate the launch of their new website and the launch of their S/S 2013 Collection on December 8, 2012, at Art Basel, at The Catalina Hotel, 9:00 p.m. until 12 midnight; there will be complimentary cocktails and passed food by Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m MarketWire

DreamHost Named to Orange County Register's List of Top 10 Workplaces
DreamHost, a global cloud and web hosting company, today announced its naming to the Orange County Register's list of Top 10 Workplaces within Orange County, California, for the third consecutive year. MarketWire

"Stock Alerts" Subscribers Profit on 64 of 65 Trades so Far in 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

Pub Crawl Holdings/Mobile Dynamic Marketing Hospitality Application Delivers Early Favorable Returns in the $3.8 Billion Marketplace
Pub Crawl Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: PBCW), and its subsidiary, Mobile Dynamic Marketing, a unique mobile application development and marketing company, have received early favorable returns from the initial release of its first generation line of mobile applications -- the Mobile Hospitality Application. MarketWire

Chamber of Commerce Asks People to Show Their Love for Hoboken by Keeping It Local This Holiday Season
The Hoboken Chamber of Commerce today unveiled a new campaign designed to encourage people to shop, dine and play in the mile-square town this holiday season. With a tagline that says, "Heart Hoboken? Let's Keep the Charm," the campaign includes advertisements, street signage, social media, video documentaries of local business owners and public relations MarketWire

Alert Is Sole Winner of 2012 RER Innovative Product Award for Rental Software
Alert Management Systems (Alert), a leading supplier of Windows-based rental management software, is the sole winner of the prestigious RER Innovative Product Award for Rental Software for 2012. The award will be formally announced in the December issue of RER Magazine, and will be officially awarded at the upcoming industry event known as The Rental Show in Las Vegas, NV, February 10-13, 2013. MarketWire

Unity Technologies and DeNA/Ngmoco Collaborating on The Drowning
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, and DeNA Co., Ltd. announced a collaboration to boost Unity's technology and create a game that pushes the bounds of mobile graphics capabilities. The two companies are working together to implement cutting edge mobile technology in DeNA's upcoming first-person shooter game The Drowning. MarketWire

Kilopass Outlines Its Infringement Case Against Sidense With Appellate Court
Kilopass Technology Inc. (www.kilopass.com), a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it has filed the initial legal appeal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ("Appellate Court"), outlining the procedural and legal errors in the U.S MarketWire

REMINDER: Carbon Design Systems' Bill Neifert to Address Effectiveness of Virtual Prototypes During MTV 2012 Panel, "When Simulation Suffices, Who Needs FPGA or Emulation?"
WHO: Bill Neifert, chief technology officer at Carbon Design Systems™ Inc. (www.carbondesignsystems MarketWire

Kenny Chesney's 2013 Tour Hotly Anticipated by TicketNetwork.com Customers
Fans of country artist Kenny Chesney appear eager for his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour, according to current TicketNetwork.com sales data. MarketWire

"Pin the Season" to Win $500 in HouseLogic Pinterest Giveaway
With the 2012 holiday season in full swing, HouseLogic, the award-winning, comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, wants to inspire holiday celebrations with a chance to win a $500 gift card in HouseLogic's "Pin the Season Giveaway" on Pinterest MarketWire

Jeffrey Bucholtz Appointed by Supreme Court to Argue in Pending Case
King & Spalding partner Jeffrey S. Bucholtz has been appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court to brief and argue a pending case, Millbrook v. United States, in support of the judgment below. MarketWire

Nearly $60,000 Raised by Con-way Truckload for Annual Truckloads of Treasures Holiday Giving Campaign
Con-way Truckload, a full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced that its employees raised nearly $60,000 in the company's 19th Annual Truckloads of Treasures holiday giving campaign. MarketWire

KickOff for the B3 Moving Image Biennale 2013 in Frankfurt am Main
"The B3 KickOff at the public Theme Laboratory shows that the idea of the new B3 Moving Image Biennale 2013 is taking shape. It opens with a multi-faceted look at the moving image MarketWire

NanoTech Entertainment (NTEK) to Release NanoTweet Twitter App & Service
NANOTECH ENTERTAINMENT (PINKSHEETS: NTEK) today announced it will be launching its NanoTweet App and online service that will allow users to automatically gather and tweet topics with a single click. MarketWire

lynda.com Ranked No. 1 Job Creator in Education by Inc. Magazine
Online learning company lynda.com took top honors in the inaugural ranking of Inc.'s Hire Power Awards, which recognizes the private businesses that have generated the most jobs during the past three years MarketWire

JFrog Selected as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global
JFrog (www.jfrog.com), the creator of Artifactory Binary Repository, announced today it has been selected as a winner of Red Herring's Top 100 Global award, a prestigious list recognizing the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia, celebrating startups' innovations and technologies across their respective industries. MarketWire

Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q Spreads Holiday Cheer in Oklahoma City by Opening Its New Store
Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has opened its doors to the public today just in time for the holidays. The new Rudy's Bar-B-Q is located at 3437 West Memorial Road with store hours from 7:00 AM-10:00 PM (Sundays-Thursdays) and 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM (Fridays and Saturdays). This is the second Rudy's Bar-B-Q restaurant in Oklahoma. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Corporation Appoints Kaufman, Rossin & Co. as New Auditor
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 it has hired Kaufman, Rossin & Co., one of the largest independent accounting firms in Florida, as its new auditor effective immediately. Kaufman, Rossin & Co MarketWire

Telvent Completes Brand Integration With Schneider Electric
Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that after a year and half migration period, Telvent has now completed its brand integration with Schneider Electric. MarketWire

TMMI Announces TRUDEF(TM) .FVF ('Fractal Video File') and .FIF ('Fractal Intra Frame') File Extensions
TMM, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TMMI) ("TMMI" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the reconstruction of the TRUDEF™ .FVF ('Fractal Video File') and the .FIF ('Fractal Intra Frame') file extensions. These file extensions are modernized versions of the original 1990's fractal file extensions used in the initial development and the shipped commercial video products. TRUDEF™ " MarketWire

State Treasurers Urge Two-Year Extension of TAG Program
Citing significant benefits to state and local governments and the U.S. banking system, members of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) are urging the White House and Congress to pass a two-year extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) Program (ending Dec. 31, 2014). Representatives of NAST are scheduled to meet with senior White House and U.S MarketWire

CHA's 2013 Living Classroom Experience Enrollment Deadlines Extended
CHA Educational Tours has extended its enrollment dates to help teachers recruit groups for 2013 summer and fall tours. Educational tours enable students and teachers to learn outside the classroom environment and experience languages, arts, architecture, history and cultures 'hands on' through educational travel to destinations worldwide. MarketWire

Breezer Ventures Achieves Drilling Success on Well C-1 at Jackson Project Texas
Breezer Ventures Inc. (BRZV) (OTCQB: BRZV) ("Breezer" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the development of Well C-1 located on the Jackson Lease, located in Texas. This is the third well that has been drilled as part of a multi-well drill program initiated by the company. MarketWire

Jumio Makes Online Verification and Payments Fast, Easy and Fraud-Free for Numerous New Web and Mobile Startups and Platforms Across Europe
Jumio, Inc., the online and mobile payments and ID verification company, today announced over 20 European and US-based companies, including EntroPay and Youwin, have signed on in the first half of Q4 to integrate Jumio's Netswipe® and Netverify™ products MarketWire

AMD to Report Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results on January 22, 2013
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST / 2:00 p.m. PST to discuss the results of its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 29, 2012. This is a change from the initially announced date of January 17, 2013 MarketWire

Sage Co-Sponsors First Annual AccountingWEB Live! Virtual Conference
Sage North America today announced their Gold sponsorship of AccountingWEB Live! 2012, the first annual virtual conference presented by AccountingWEB, an accounting information portal, on Friday, December 7 from 10 a.m. ET - 6 p.m. ET. MarketWire

Evolving Systems Declares Special Dividend of $0.15 per Share
Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leading provider of strategic solutions to telecom operators worldwide, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend totaling $0.15 per share. MarketWire

Nautilus Marine Acquisition Signs Definitive Agreement to Enter the Maritime Energy Services Sector by Acquiring Assetplus Limited
Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. ("Nautilus") (NASDAQ: NMAR) MarketWire

Southridge Announces Bonanza Gold & Silver Intersected in Drilling at the Gran Cabrera Mine in Cinco Minas, Mexico
Southridge Enterprises Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SRGE) ("Southridge" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of the drill program at Gran Cabrera property in Cinco Minas, Mexico. 37 holes totaling 3,246m have been completed at Gran Cabrera Mine and bringing the drill density to a higher level which is more suitable for a mineral resources estimation. MarketWire

Sarepta Therapeutics Announces a Continued Benefit on Walking Test Through 62 Weeks in Phase IIb Open-Label Extension Study of Eteplirsen in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, today announced updated data from Study 202, its open-label, Phase IIb extension study of eteplirsen for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) MarketWire

QuickLogic to Present at the FPD Technology and Application Forum in Taiwan
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that Edward Lien, QuickLogic Customer Solutions Architect, is scheduled to present at the FPD Technology and Application Forum in Taipei, Taiwan. MarketWire

UniPixel and Major PC Maker Enter Multi-Million Dollar Preferred Price and Capacity License Agreement to Introduce Products With UniBoss-Based Touch Screens
UniPixel, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL), a provider of Performance Engineered Films to the touch screen, flexible printed electronics, and lighting and display markets, has joined forces with a manufacturer of personal computers to develop and introduce products that feature next-generation touch screens based on UniPixel's UniBoss™ pro-cap, multi-touch sensor film. MarketWire

Telogis Garners Orange County Register's "Top Workplace" Distinction for Third Straight Year
An independent survey commissioned by the Orange County Register placed Telogis on the newspaper's list of "Top Workplaces" for the third consecutive year MarketWire

Prospect Capital Raises Its Monthly Dividends by 8.2%, Increasing Its Dividend Yield to 12.8%
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has declared revised monthly cash distributions to shareholders in the following amounts and with the following record and payment dates, representing an 8.2% increase from the previous announcement in early November and representing a dividend yield of 12 MarketWire

Consumer Fraud Center Urges Amazon to Extend Kindle Anti-Counterfeiting Measures to All Products Sold on Its Site
As Amazon unveiled its new Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service to draw more children to the Kindle Fire video and game platform, the Consumer Fraud Center called on Amazon to extend the anti-counterfeiting protections afforded the Kindle, but not provided to other products sold on the Amazon site in order to stem the rising use by cybercriminals to sell counterfeit goods to unsuspecting consumers. MarketWire

Accruent Announces Acquisition of Evoco
Accruent, LLC, a provider of software used by many of the world's leading corporations and institutions to manage their real estate and facilities, today announced that it has acquired Evoco, Inc. The acquisition will result in an expanded suite of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for customers of both companies. MarketWire

Cytomedix Announces Positive Results With Angel(R) cPRP in Veterinary Application
Cytomedix, Inc MarketWire

PriceSmart Announces November Sales
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced that for the month of November 2012, net sales increased 13.2% to $183.7 million from $162.3 million in November a year earlier. For the three months ended November 30, 2012, net sales increased 11.8% to $523.6 million from $468.2 million in the same period last year MarketWire

Apple Takes Top Spot in Analyst Survey
Computer giant tops Institutional Investor's exclusive ranking of the nation's top CEOs, CFOs and investor relations professionals. MarketWire

LiveWire Energy(TM) Chews Now Available in Select Albertson's Stores Throughout Southern California and Nevada
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV), announced today that its popular LiveWire Energy™ chews are now available at 50 select Albertson's stores throughout southern California and Nevada. The major grocery chain is featuring LiveWire Energy™ chews in specially designed product towers located at checkout stands, a premium high-traffic location for retail sales. MarketWire

Software Secure and International Center for Academic Integrity to Launch Trusted Seal Program to Promote Integrity Standards in Online Education
Software Secure, the recognized leader and pioneer in secure, computer-based testing solutions and the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) today announced that they would be partnering to develop The Trusted Seal™ -- a set of standardized criteria with which the integrity practices of online courses can be evaluated MarketWire

Lithia Motors Declares Dividend of $0.10 for Fourth Quarter 2012
In the news release, "Lithia Motors Declares Dividend of $0.10 for Fourth Quarter 2012," issued earlier today by Lithia (NYSE: LAD), we are advised by the company that the second sentence of the first paragraph should read "Lithia will pay the dividend December 28, 2012 to shareholders of record on December 17, 2012 MarketWire

EndoChoice Recognized as One of Georgia's Top Job Creators
EndoChoice, Inc., a platform technology company focused on gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc. Magazine's Hire Power Awards recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. MarketWire

Wolters Kluwer Holds Investor Seminar on Financial & Compliance Services Division
Wolters Kluwer, a globalleader inprofessional information services, today is holding an investor seminar onitsFinancial & Compliance Services division in London. No new tradinginformationwill be disclosed. MarketWire

Glencore Receives Final Regulatory Approval for Acquisition of Viterra
Viterra Inc. (Viterra) (TSX: VT)(ASX: VTA) announces that the acquisition of Viterra by a subsidiary of Glencore International Plc (Glencore) received regulatory approval today from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) MarketWire

Gorgon Cost Blowout: $52 Billion Total Project Value, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Australia (Perth, Australia) -- Chevron Australia Pty Limited (NYSE:CVX) (Perth) released its highly anticipated detailed cost and schedule review on the Gorgon project today. A $9 billion price hike brings the total estimated project value to $52 billion. MarketWire

Vista Revenues Rise 80%, Construction to Begin on Pilot Project
Vista International Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VVIT) is pleased to give investors an update on recent events in the company. In the tire division, revenues for the month of November were up approximately 80% from year ago levels to roughly $67,000 as tire derived fuel (TDF) shipments showed continued strength during the beginning of the seasonally slow winter period MarketWire

12/7, MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon
Fiscal cliff, spa products, marijuana, algae, solar, digital files, STEM education, electric cars; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 12/7
Fiscal cliff, spa products, marijuana, algae, solar, digital files, STEM education, electric cars; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv MarketWire

DSM CEO to receive honorary doctorate
Feike Sijbesma, CEO and ManagingBoard Chairman of Royal DSM, the global LifeSciences and Materials Sciences company, will receive an honorary doctoratefromthe University of Maastricht (Netherlands). The University is conferringthishonor on Mr. Sijbesma because of the way he embodies DSM's core value,sustainability. MarketWire

Tullett Prebon Named Interdealer Broker of the Year at Futures and Options World International Awards
Tullett Prebon has been named the inaugural Interdealer Broker of the Year at the Futures and Options World International Awards 2012. MarketWire

Xcite Energy Limited - Exercise of Share Options
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Long Island Capital Alliance Announces Participants for Social Media Capital Forum
The Long Island Capital Alliance ("LICA"), the leading non-profit capital formation and business development organization serving regional companies, today announced the presenting companies and panelists for its Social Media Capital Forum to be held on December 14, 2012. The capital forum will be held in partnership with Accelerate Long Island and Social Media Association, Inc. MarketWire

ASM International N.V. to Host Technology Seminar
ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ:ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it willbehosting a technical luncheon seminar in San Francisco, CA, USA, onWednesday,December 12, 2012, the last day of the International Electron DevicesMeeting(IEDM). MarketWire

Notification of major interest in shares
TSX-V:IAERANDGOLD RESOURCES LIMITEDIncorporated in Jersey, Channel IslandsReg. No. 62686LSE Trading Symbol: RRSNasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD("Randgold Resources" or the "Company")London, 7 December 2012TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi1 MarketWire

Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview (EIO) on Abakan Inc.
Crystal Research Associates, LLC announced today that it has issued an Executive Informational Overview® (EIO) on Abakan Inc. (OTCQB: ABKI). The full 76-page report is available from Crystal Research Associates at www.crystalra.com as well as from Abakan at http://abakaninc.com/presentations.html. MarketWire

InvestmentPitch : "How I See It" by Ted Ohashi, a New Weekly Video Feature on InvestmentPitch.com, Explains Why the Decline in the TSX Venture Exchange May Have Run its Course
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 7, 2012 - A new feature on the Investmentpitch.com website is the weekly video "How I See It" by Ted Ohashi. This week Ted discusses why he believes the 47% decline in the TSX Venture Exchange Composite Index, over the past two years, may be near an end GlobeNewswire

Net Asset Value as of November 30, 2012
Private Equity Holding AG /Net Asset Value as of November 30, 2012. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

EU Commission opens an in-depth investigation into the proposed combination of Ahlstrom's Label and Processing business and Munksjö AB
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 7, 2012 at 18.10 GlobeNewswire

Presentation of our updated plan for the operations in India on 14 December 2012
FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER, 0900 CET/0800 UK TIMEat Telenor Expo Visitor Centre, Snarøyveien 30, Fornebu GlobeNewswire

NONG - NEW TIER 1 PERPETUAL BOND ISSUE - BOOK CLOSED
The subscription period for SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge's Tier 1 perpetual bond has ended. The issue was oversubscribed. GlobeNewswire

NONG - NEW TIER 2 ISSUE - BOOK CLOSED
The subscription period for SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge's Tier 2 bond has ended. The issue was significantly oversubscribed, and the book closed 30 minutes after the beginning of the subscription period. GlobeNewswire

NONG - NEW TIER 2 AND TIER 1 ISSUES
SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge (the "Bank") currently considers issuing a new Tier 1 perpetual bond of up to NOK 500 million and a new Tier 2 bond of up to NOK 500 million.The bond issues were authorized in meetings of the Supervisory Board (Representantskapet) in SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge on the 30th of March 2012 GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä's integrated gas propulsion system chosen for new offshore support vessel
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 7 December 2012 at 10.30 am EET GlobeNewswire

Surplus for Swedish central government in November
Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 8.2 billion in November. This was SEK 3.7 billion lower than the Debt Office's latest forecast, which was a surplus of SEK 11.8 billion. GlobeNewswire

KONE to deliver elevators to Oslo Airport in Norway
KONE Corporation, press release, December 7, 2012 GlobeNewswire

Orkla ASA: CEO Åge Korsvold has rolled over a forward contract
On 6 December 2012, CEO Åge Korsvold, through his related company Gyljandi AS, rolled over a forward contract to buy 200,000 shares in Orkla ASA with a new due date of 6 June 2013 at a strike price of NOK 47.80 per share. GlobeNewswire

Yara to acquire Bunge's fertilizer business in Brazil
Oslo (2012-12-07): Yara International ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire Bunge's fertilizer business in Brazil, significantly strengthening its fertilizer position in the country. The proposed transaction is valued at USD 750 million, and will be subject to the approval of Brazilian competition authorities (CADE) and other customary approvals GlobeNewswire

Moody's Investor Service has concluded the Review on the Ratings of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge.
This is a correction of the announcement from 15:15 06.12.2012 CET. Reason for the correction: Moody's Investor Service has concluded the Review on the Ratings of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge.Moodys's confirm the bank's A1 long term debt and deposit rating GlobeNewswire

East Capital Explorer AB - Net Asset Value SEK 77 per share on 30 November 2012
On 30 November 2012 the net asset value per share in East Capital Explorer AB amounted to EUR 8.86 (corresponding to SEK 77[i]). The total net asset value amounted to EUR 293m (corresponding to SEK 2.5bn) The total net asset value (EUR) decreased by 0.5 percent compared to 31 October 2012 The value of cash, cash equivalents and other short term investments per share amounted to EUR 1 GlobeNewswire

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