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Moily stresses need for corporate culture attuned to good governance
Union Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily has stressed the need to encourage a corporate culture attuned to the universally accepted values of good governance - accountability, transparency, responsibility and responsiveness to stake holders. ANI

Pranab Mukherjee hopeful of seven percent plus growth rate by March end
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said he is hopeful that growth rate will be around seven per cent plus while the head on inflation would be between six and seven per cent by March end. ANI

BlackBerry remains UK's best selling smartphone for second consecutive year
Research In Motion has claimed that its BlackBerry handsets have emerged as the best selling smartphone in the UK market for the second consecutive year. ANI

Travel management firm Egencia expands global footprint to seven new countries
Travel management company Egencia on Wednesday announced that it has expanded its global footprint to seven more countries. ANI

HKTDC Welcomes Government Initiatives to Help SMEs
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) welcomes the business-support measures proposed today by the Financial Secretary in his budget speech. The Council expects the measures will help local businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), weather the current economic woes ACN Newswire

Marathon Petroleum Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) today reported a fourth quarter net loss of $75 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, compared with net income of $230 million, or $0.64 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010. MPC reported full-year 2011 net income of $2.39 billion, or $6.67 per diluted share, compared with net income of $623 million, or $1.74 per diluted share, in 2010 ACN Newswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces Evaluation of Strategic Alternatives for Midstream Assets
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today announced that it is evaluating strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value with respect to certain of its midstream assets, including, but not limited to, the possible formation and initial public offering of a master limited partnership (MLP) ACN Newswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces $2 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization and Fourth Quarter Dividend
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today announced that the board of directors has authorized a share repurchase plan of up to $2 billion of the company's shares of common stock over a two-year period. The company has all the approvals required to proceed under this authorization ACN Newswire

Sony names Kazuo Hirai as President and CEO; Sir Howard Stringer to become Chairman of the Board of Directors
Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that Kazuo Hirai has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2012. Sir Howard Stringer, currently Chairman, CEO and President, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors in June, 2012. Mr. Stringer recommended to the Sony Board of Directors that Mr ACN Newswire

HKTDC Education & Careers Expo Opens Next Week
Some 720 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions will take part in the 22nd edition of the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo, 9-12 February, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).Teachers and students, as well recent graduates looking for career opportunities and professionals considering career changes or educational enhancement, will take part in the expo ACN Newswire

Singapore Scientists Lead in 3D Mapping of Human Genome to Help Understand Human Diseases
Genome Institute of Singapore's (GIS) Associate Director of Genomic Technologies, Dr Yijun RUAN, led a continuing study on the human genome spatial/structural configuration, revealing how genes interact/communicate and influence each other, even whenthey are located far away from each other ACN Newswire

20 Countries Confirm Participation in the 2nd Asia-Arab Sustainable Energy Forum
Twenty countries have confirmed their participation for the second edition of the Asia-Arab Sustainable Energy Forum (2AASEF), scheduled for May 15 - 16 in Oran, Algeria.Mr ACN Newswire

Companies Hit With 14,215 Regulatory Announcements Globally in 2011 Up 16%, Says Thomson Reuters GRC
Up to 60 announcements each working day; total set to rise again in 2012 London, February 01, 2012 ­- Companies around the world struggled to keep abreast of 14,215 regulatory announcements in 2011 - approximately 60 announcements per working day ACN Newswire

Hays: Top Ten Global Skills Shortages
"Talent shortages are a global problem," said Christine Wright, Managing Director of Hays in Japan. "We operate in 31 countries and these skills are the ones that our clients globally say are in most demand. For anyone considering their career options in our globalised economy, these are the skills to focus on ACN Newswire

The Asia Pacific Enterprise Leadership Awards (APELA), the Sole Corporate Awards Platform in Asia Centred on Academic Evaluation, Takes Shapes in China
The Asia Pacific Enterprise Leadership Awards (APELA), a regional awards platform, is devoted to honoring the outstanding achievements and exceptional resolve of business leaders elevating the ideal of corporate social responsibility across the region ACN Newswire

Cytec Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results
Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT) announced today net earnings for the fourth quarter 2011 of $41.6 million or $0.88 per diluted share on net sales of $731 million. Included in the quarter are several special items that total $1.3 million of net income after-tax or $0.02 per diluted share and are outlined further in this release. Excluding these special items, net earnings were $40 ACN Newswire

Coronado First Bank Fourth Quarter Earnings
Maria P. Kunac, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coronado First Bank (OTCBB: NADO) (OTCQB: NADO), announced today earnings for 2011. MarketWire

Personal Bankruptcy Lawyers Forced to Reduce Rates as National Bankruptcy Filings Decline
Last year's 12 percent drop in bankruptcy filings may be good news to consumers, but for the lawyers who represent them it could mean a substantial blow to the budget. MarketWire

McGuire Congratulates Its 2011 Top Producers and #1 Company-Wide Agent, Barbara Callan
McGuire Real Estate, a San Francisco Bay Area boutique real estate firm, celebrated a successful 2011 and recognized the accomplishments of their sales associates at their 2012 Annual Kick Off Event at the historical Julia Morgan Ballroom. MarketWire

UPDATE: Get a Jump on Your Taxes: Pageonce and H&R Block Bring Online Personal Finance and Tax Filing Simplicity to Smartphones and Tablets
Pageonce, the top mobile service to track online personal finance and pay bills, teams up with H&R Block, the world's largest tax preparation company, to launch the H&R Block Tax Center as a way to simplify the tax preparation process using the Pageonce Money & Bills mobile app. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Schedules Second Fiscal Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "Company") announced today that it expects to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission its report on Form 10-Q containing its second fiscal quarter results for the period ended December 31, 2011 on Thursday, February 9, 2012 after the close of the markets MarketWire

North Springs Resources Drill Program Targets Quartz Veins at Goldstar Property in Arizona-First Drill Core Samples Expected to be Recovered Today
North Springs Resources Corp. (OTCBB: NSRS)(PINKSHEETS: NSRS) (the "Company" or "North Springs") is pleased to report that the first drill core samples are expected to be recovered today from the exploration program currently underway at the Company's 20% owned Goldstar/One Arm Joe Gold Project (the "Goldstar Property" or "Goldstar") located near Wickenburg, Arizona MarketWire

SourceMedia Introduces New Logo
SourceMedia Inc. today introduces the new SourceMedia company logo. The new logo symbolizes the company's emergence as a diversified, digitally-focused media company. It also signifies its commitment to uniting multiple media and business services in support of its markets. MarketWire

QuakeFinder Completes Major Expansion of Earthquake Sensor Network
QuakeFinder, a private research organization dedicated to development of a system for forecasting major earthquakes, today announced that it has completed a major expansion of its network of instruments designed to detect electromagnetic signals that precede earthquakes MarketWire

Essex Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 and Annual Earnings Results
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announces its fourth quarter 2011 and annual earnings results and related business activities. MarketWire

Richmont Mines Inc. Completes CAN$ 10 M Private Placement with Mr. Bob Buchan
Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC)(NYSE Amex: RIC), ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that following Mr. Bob Buchan's appointment to its Board of Directors (press release of January 11, 2012 - "Gold Industry veteran Bob Buchan joins the Board of Directors of Richmont Mines as Vice-Chairman"), the previously announced CAN$10 million private placement with Mr MarketWire

Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti Add Two to Legal Team
Berg Hill Greenleaf & Ruscitti LLP (BHGR) has announced that attorney Michael Arnold has rejoined the firm as an associate and Lauren Roberts has joined the firm as an associate. MarketWire

Vectren to Discuss 2011 Results and Provide 2012 Guidance on Conference Call
Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) will host a conference call on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. EST to review 2011 earnings results and provide guidance for 2012. Earnings results will be released after the market closes on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 MarketWire

Zacuto Sponsors Event Cinema Workshop During WPPI Convention in Las Vegas
Zacuto is proud to announce their sponsorship of yet another Event Cinema workshop event. The all new cinematography workshop will take place during the WPPI convention in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort and Casino on February 21st, 2012 MarketWire

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards 76 Nonprofit Organizations Quality of Life Grants
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced it is has awarded 76 Quality of Life Grants totaling $450,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Awarded twice annually, the Quality of Life Grants Program rewards nonprofit organizations who reflect the Reeve Foundation's mission to empower individuals living with paralysis MarketWire

Cody Simpson Ready to Kick Off Sold Out Tour; "Welcome To Paradise Tour" to Be Presented by Claire's and Co-Sponsored by Pastry; North American Trek Gets Underway on February 2nd at Boston's Paradise Rock Club; Personal Appearances Set for Claire's Stores in Montreal and McLean, Virginia; Australian
Atlantic recording artist Cody Simpson is poised for next week's start of his hugely anticipated "Welcome To Paradise Tour." The largely sold out trek -- presented by Claire's and co-sponsored by Pastry -- gets underway on Thursday, February 2nd at Boston's Paradise Rock Club and then continues through the month (see itinerary below). MarketWire

Wantful Hires Former eBay Marketer Clint Schmidt as VP Marketing

WaterFurnace Is First U.S. HVAC Equipment Manufacturer to Earn ENERGY STAR(R) Accreditation for In-House Testing Facilities
WaterFurnace International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial geothermal and water source heat pumps, announces that its labs are now ENERGY STAR® accredited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). WaterFurnace is the only heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment manufacturer in the U.S MarketWire

US Ecology Announces Schedule for Its Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011 on Thursday, February 16, 2012 prior to the market open. MarketWire

JDSU to Host Analyst Day 2012
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that it will host an Analyst Day on February 16, 2012 in San Francisco, CA, beginning at 12:30 p.m. PT until 5:30 p.m. PT. Executive presentations will provide an overview of the company's vision, strategy, key business initiatives and financial goals. MarketWire

JDSU to Present at 2012 Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced that Dave Vellequette, JDSU's Chief Financial Officer, will make a presentation on behalf of the Company at the 2012 Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, February 27, 2012. MarketWire

Animal Athletes in Extreme Challenge Require Extreme Communications
In situations when everyday communications won't work, Satworx will. Satworx, a global provider of satellite telephone equipment and services for extreme communication and disaster preparedness, has teamed up with Yukon Quest to provide the 1,000 mile Alaskan dog race event with a communication solution MarketWire

Graham Engineering Corporation Delivers Another Shuttle Machine to Intertech Corporation
Intertech Corporation of Greensboro, NC recently added production capacity in the form of another Graham Engineering Corporation (GEC) shuttle blow molding machine. Intertech offers a full range of container production services, including extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, decorating, warehousing, and shipping. MarketWire

TicketNetwork Advisory - Monster Jam Tickets for as Low as $31
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam tickets are popular among customers every year, but that excitement has reached new levels. So far in 2012, more Monster Jam tickets have been sold than any other event on the TicketNetwork Exchange. MarketWire

CSP Technologies Compete With PV
The Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) market will rise again in 2012 and in the next five years, according to new research from SBI Energy. Emerging from an enforced hiatus by PV solar technologies, the global capacity of utility-scale CSP was 2 GW at the close of 2011 with approximately another 2500 to 3500 MW becoming operational in 2012 MarketWire

CMU's Online Programs Ranked Among the Best
A pioneer in distance learning since 1971 with more than 50 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, Central Michigan University is now making its mark in online education. MarketWire

ALEC Urges President and Federal Government to Consult With States on Energy Resources and Public Lands
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is sending a strong message to the federal government in regards to management of lands and energy resources within state borders. MarketWire

Intersil Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2011 Results
Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 30, 2011. MarketWire

Theravance to Present at Investor Conferences in February 2012
Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) announced today that Rick E Winningham, Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the following investor conferences in February 2012: MarketWire

Mattson Technology, Inc. Reports Results for the 2011 Fourth Quarter and Year
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced results for the 2011 fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. MarketWire

BSQUARE Corporation Schedules Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call
BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR), a leading enabler of smart, connected devices, today announced that it plans to release its financial results for the three and 12 months ended December 31, 2011 after the close of regular market trading on Thursday, February 23, 2012. A conference call will follow at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time). MarketWire

Costamare Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2011 Results
Costamare Inc. ("Costamare" or the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE) today reported unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. MarketWire

JDSU Announces Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results

Cadence Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011. MarketWire

GuestLogix Celebrates a Decade of Pioneering Onboard Retail Innovation for the Global Airline Industry
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology solutions to airlines and the passenger travel industry, marked a major milestone today as the Company celebrated its 10th Anniversary MarketWire

Viterra Announces Dividend Value for CDI Holders in Australia
On January 18, 2012, Viterra Inc. (the Company) (TSX: VT) (ASX: VTA) declared a cash dividend of seven and one half cents Canadian (C$0.075) per share payable twice each year to holders of Viterra's common shares, which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and to holders of CHESS depositary instruments (CDIs), which trade on the Australian Securities Exchange under the symbol VTA. MarketWire

Zumiez Inc. Reports January 2012 Sales Results
Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today announced that total net sales for the four-week period ended January 28, 2012 increased 19.2% to $31.8 million, compared to $26.7 million for the four-week period ended January 29, 2011. The Company's comparable store sales increased 10 MarketWire

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: SpillWall Productions Signs 3-Year Operating Agreement With Film Alberta Studio of Edmonton and Hires Accomplished Production Executive, Todd Shotz
A Correction from Source is issued with respect to the release issued earlier today at 12:15 PM ET. MarketWire

Arium Announces the SourcePoint(TM) Debugger Packed With New Features
Arium today announced a new release of their flagship debugger, SourcePoint. Version 6.9.1 adds many features that benefit ARM developers. Companies will get product to market sooner and with higher quality than ever before. MarketWire

eHealth, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Earnings Results on February 16 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), the leading online source of health insurance for individuals, families, and small businesses, announced today that the company plans to release fourth quarter and year-end 2011 financial results on February 16, 2012. MarketWire

InfoQ Launches eBook for Developing Enterprise Applications With Spring Data Neo4j
Neo Technology today announced its release of Good Relationships, a practical guide for developing enterprise applications with Spring Data Neo4j, the best NOSQL database for Spring. With Spring Data, the ever-popular Spring Framework has cultivated a new patch of ground, bringing Big Data and NOSQL technologies like Neo4j to enterprise developers MarketWire

Give an Hour(TM) Announces Public Service Campaign to Raise Awareness About How Citizens Can Help Military Families in Their Communities
Give an Hour™, a national nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their loved ones, announces a public service campaign for the Community Blueprint Network, a collaborative effort to help communities address the needs of veterans and military families on a local level. MarketWire

Bring Your "Perfect Catch" to Ivar's for Valentine's Day and Enjoy Waterfront Views, Special Romantic Menu
As everyone knows, there are many fish in the sea, but Valentine's Day is the time to celebrate your own special catch, and Ivar's award-winning restaurants are just the place to do it. Starting on Friday, Feb. 10 through Tuesday, Feb MarketWire

Vicor to Demonstrate New Power Conversion Products and Simulation Tool at APEC
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today announced its participation as an exhibitor and sponsor at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2012, February 5 - 9 in Orlando, Florida, at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center MarketWire

Platinum Equity Completes Sale of 3B
Platinum Equity announced today it has completed the sale of 3B - The Fibreglass Company ("3B") to Binani Industries Limited. Platinum did not disclose terms of the agreement. MarketWire

Pizza Patron Returns to Pizza por Pesos(R) Roots in 2012
Five years after weathering the media firestorm that erupted when Pizza Patrón advertised its Pizza por Pesos® promotion, the company announced today that it is planning three new campaigns for 2012 designed to celebrate the brand's Latino roots. MarketWire

Passionate Golfer on a Mission to Change the Face of Golf
Golf has long been known as a gentleman's sport and the use of etiquette backs this statement. Yet with courses encouraging speed of play and players becoming increasingly competitive, players have seen a lack of etiquette on the green MarketWire

MTV2 and Lingerie Football League Set to Heat Up Millions of Television Sets on Sunday
Lingerie Football League and MTV2 are teaming to bring the Lingerie Bowl IX broadcast to millions of viewers this Super Bowl Sunday LIVE from Las Vegas' Orleans Arena, Kickoff - 4pm ET / 1 pm PT. In 2012, the Lingerie Bowl IX broadcast will no longer counter-program the Super Bowl halftime show, instead it will be broadcast in advance of kickoff of Super Bowl XLVI MarketWire

Dialogic CEO to Present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology & Telecom Conference
Dialogic Inc. (NASDAQ: DLGC), a leading provider of communications technologies that power advanced networks, today announced that Nick Jensen, President and CEO, is scheduled to present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology & Telecom Conference on February 8, 2012 in Dana Point, California, USA. A webcast of the presentation will be available at http://www.veracast MarketWire

Westfield Insurance Expands WesCom Farm Program Into North and South Carolina
Westfield Insurance, an Ohio-based insurance carrier, has expanded its proprietary WesCom Farm Program into the states of North and South Carolina. These farm and agribusiness accounts will be serviced out of Westfield's Charlotte, N.C. and Lancaster, Pa. service offices. MarketWire

Kilopass Announces Record Revenue for the Third Straight Year
Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced record revenue for the third straight year in 2011, posting the highest revenue in 2011 to date for the company MarketWire

Coast Guard to Approve LNG-Fueled Ships Case-by-Case, Zeus Conference Learns
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) must judge all designs for U.S.-flagged LNG-fueled ships. Vessel owners are increasingly considering LNG as a replacement fuel to marine diesel and heavy fuel oil, also called bunker fuel. MarketWire

National Family Mortgage Passes $20 Million in Peer-to-Peer Mortgage Loans Between Family Members
National Family Mortgage, America's premier peer-to-peer lending solution for home loans between relatives, today announced that it has passed $20 million in total mortgage loan originations MarketWire

Colorado Reporter Wins GOVERNING Award for Public Service Journalism
Chris Osher, a reporter with The Denver Post, is the recipient of the ninth annual Hal Hovey-Peter Harkness Award, presented by GOVERNING for outstanding journalistic coverage of state and local government. Osher is being honored for his investigative series on state enterprise zones. MarketWire

Antec Announces the High Current Gamer M PSU Series
Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components, announces the High Current Gamer M series, a mid-range wattage class of hybrid modular power supplies. The High Current Gamer M series is an extension of the HCG PSU line issued in late 2010 but features hybrid modularity, allowing for cleaner systems by reducing cable clutter behind the motherboard. MarketWire

Red Bull Soapbox Race Revs Up for 2012
Ready! Set! Go! Red Bull Soapbox Race, featuring some of the wildest legal street racing around, is set to cruise into Dallas and Atlanta for two pit stops in 2012. While typically reserved for F-150s and Escalades, the two cities will make room four-wheeled crafts of a different kind as 40-50 teams compete for soapbox supremacy at each stop MarketWire

CapitalDPO, Inc. Announces Contract for $10,000,000
CapitalDPO, Inc. and Universal Collateral Corporation have announced plans to prepare a direct public offering of common stock of Universal. Plans call for Universal, with the assistance of CapitalDPO, to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for approval of a direct public offering of 5,000,000 shares of common stock to be priced at $2 MarketWire

California Agency Approves $11 Million Contract to CALSTART to Incentivize Sales of Electric and Hybrid Trucks
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has selected CALSTART ( for the third year in a row to manage the nation's largest incentive program for electric and hybrid trucks and buses. Initially launched in 2010, the successful ARB program has led to the deployment of more than 1,000 electric and hybrid trucks and buses in throughout the state. MarketWire

INFORUM: Meet and Eat With SF's Hottest Culinary Crew
The Commonwealth Club's INFORUM, in conjunction with Kitchit, will host a panel discussion with some of the city's most exciting young chefs on Thursday, Feb. 16. A private five-course dinner at Bar Agricole will follow with the panel of chefs on Monday, Feb. 20 MarketWire

End the Chore War
(Family Features) When it comes to household chores, men and women don't always see eye to eye. MarketWire

Alamo Rent A Car Launches "The Value Project"
If there's a family vacation in your future, this is the place to go -- before you go. MarketWire

Perceptron Announces Conference Call/Webcast for Second Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2012
Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP) will hold its second quarter earnings conference call/webcast chaired by Harry T. Rittenour, President and Chief Executive Officer, on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM (EST). MarketWire

InsideView Announces General Availability of People Insights(TM); Leverages Enterprise-Wide Connections to Build Trusted Sales Relationships

MEDIA ALERT: Jerry Lewis: Celebrating More Than 60 Years in Show Business
What: Jerry Lewis: Celebrating More Than 60 Years in Show Business Why: A celebration of the career of the legendary Jerry Lewis, and the release of the 1959 television production of "The Jazz Singer," starring Lewis and being released on DVD on February 7 by Inception Media Group. When: Tuesday, February 7. Media check-in at 6:00 p.m., arrivals 6:30-7:30 p.m MarketWire

Burnham Benefits Designated a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, a leading employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm based in Orange County, Calif., has earned the Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) designation from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) -- a distinction accepted by over 800 national corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies across the country. MarketWire

Lightyear Capital Acquires Paradigm Management Services From Sterling Partners
Paradigm Management Services, LLC, the nation's leading provider of catastrophic and pain care management services, today announced that Sterling Partners (Sterling) has sold the portfolio company to Lightyear Capital (Lightyear). The transaction closed on February 1, 2012. MarketWire

Rexel : Rexel Reinforces Its Presence in Canada Through the Acquisition of Liteco
REXEL REINFORCES ITS PRESENCE IN CANADA THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OFLITECO Rexel, a global leader in the distribution of electrical supplies,announces theacquisition of Liteco, the largest independent distributor of electricalsupplies in the Canadian Maritimes region MarketWire

Rhino Human Resources Ready for Next Step in Company's Growth
Rhino Human Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IFHR) today announced that the company has risen from the proverbial quicksand that holds many smallcap companies from reaching past the reputation of a penny stock, and now is ready start discussions with a suitable merger candidate that will take the company to the next level MarketWire

Show Me Victories and Gladius Communications Merge
Show Me Victories and Gladius Communications, both providers of media and marketing services for political candidates and ballot initiatives, have merged. The joining of these two companies creates a team of people with over 150 years of experience working on over 200 political campaigns. MarketWire

Ceco Door Provides Net Zero Solutions to ARMY
Ceco Door exhibited at the U.S. ARMY Net-Zero Energy Installations Conference, January 18-20. During the conference, representatives from 18 installations briefed their progress in decreasing energy use, reducing their use of water, and eliminating waste sent to landfills. MarketWire

Battelle, Greif Work With Donna Karan to Preserve Haitian Art
In the aftermath of 2010's devastating earthquake in Haiti, fashion and science are working together to restore hope. Battelle is working with Donna Karan, founder of the international fashion brand Donna Karan, to make life better for Haitian artists. MarketWire

SpillWall Productions Signs 3-Year Operating Agreement With Film Alberta Studio of Edmonton and Hires Accomplished Production Executive, Todd Shotz
Kairos Transmedia Inc. (, a new media content creation and distribution company, today announced that its Alberta Canada based subsidiary, SpillWall Productions Inc. has signed a three year operating agreement with Film Alberta Studio of Edmonton, Canada. It has also hired production Executive Todd Shotz as Executive Vice President, Production and Development. MarketWire

LECTRA: Lectra Announces Significant New Investments in India

Ablynx Receives Another Milestone as Boehringer Ingelheim Selects Nanobody Candidate for Pre-Clinical Development
GHENT, Belgium, 1 February 2012 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX]todayannounced that Boehringer Ingelheim has selected, as part of theirstrategicalliance, a second Nanobody(®) candidate for pre-clinicaldevelopment, whichtriggered a EUR5 million milestone payment to Ablynx MarketWire

Speak Up: What You Should Know About Stroke
Knowing the early signs and risk factors for stroke and understanding that a stroke is a "brain attack" requiring immediate action can significantly improve a patient's recovery and prevent future strokes, according to The Joint Commission's new Speak Up™: "What You Should Know About Stroke" educational campaign MarketWire

PXT Money Giving Away 7 Free Tickets to College Students for BARSTOOL BLACKOUT TOUR @ House of Blues
PXT Money, a mobile payment and rewards company, is giving away 7 free tickets to BARSTOOL BLACKOUT TOUR @ House of Blues in Boston tonight and tomorrow night. MarketWire

DECC Approval Process Update

Gaming Laboratories International Opens New Test Lab Near Barcelona and New Development Office in Madrid
Gaming Laboratories International, the world's leading technical consulting and independent certification laboratory, has opened its newest laboratory location in Sant Cugat, Spain, near Barcelona. The lab, GLI Test Labs Espana (GLI Espana), will support both land-based and iGaming testing and certification work for Spanish suppliers and operators MarketWire

VYCON's "Green" Energy Storage Flywheel Systems Selected to Protect Austin Energy's Control Center
VYCON (, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that Austin Energy (, the nation's ninth largest community-owned electric utility, has chosen to protect its new Control Center with clean backup power from VYCON MarketWire

Pivot Conference Names Alice Myerhoff VP West Coast Sales
Pivot Conference, the only conference where major brands and agencies intersect with Social Consumers and the new Social Construct they are creating, today announced that Alice Myerhoff has joined as VP West Coast Sales. MarketWire

Garage Sales Go Mobile With Rumgr
News Facts: Rumgr (, a location-based iPhone app that brings the garage sale experience to the palm of your hand, today announced its official launch and $500,000 seed funding. Seed investors include senior executives from Zappos including CEO Tony Hsieh, Fred Mossler, and CTO Arun Rajan along with Andrew Donner, CEO and owner of Resort Gaming Group MarketWire

CBS 3 and The Franklin Institute Announce Forecasting, Science Education Partnership
Philadelphia's first television station, and The Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania's most visited museum, announced a long-term partnership today that will make Channel 3 the official weather station of The Institute, according to Jon Hitchcock, President and General Manager of CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57, and Dennis Wint, President and CEO of The Franklin Institute MarketWire

BRG's Financial Institutions Team Adds Three DC Experts Specializing in Securities Regulation
Charles Lundelius, Jr., Jim Conversano, and Jennifer Hull have joined Berkeley Research Group's Washington, DC office, with a practice emphasis on financial institutions specializing in the regulation of securities trading by broker-dealers, investment advisers, hedge funds, insurance companies, and banks. MarketWire

Tech Council of Maryland's First MdBio Leadership Networking Breakfast to Feature FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland's largest technology trade association with more than 400 biotechnology and technology members employing more than 200,000 in the region, today announced that U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., will be the featured speaker at its first MdBio Leadership Series networking breakfast, scheduled for 8:30 a.m MarketWire

Four Winds Casinos to Sponsor the Four Winds Invitational August 10 - 12 at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, owners of Four Winds Casinos® -- the premier gaming destinations in the Midwest, and the LPGA®, the world's leading women's professional golf organization, announced today that Four Winds will sponsor the Four Winds Invitational, a new tournament on the 2012 Symetra® Tour -- Road to the LPGA MarketWire

JCM Global Completes Installation of Extensive Digital Signage Package at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
JCM Global is the leading supplier of peripheral equipment to the casino gaming industry, and now the company has completed installation of an extensive digital signage package at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort in Suquamish, Washington. The project gives resort guests visuals inside the resort that are as stunning as the landscape that surrounds it outside. MarketWire

IXIASOFT Announces the Availability of DITA CMS v3.4
IXIASOFT, the XML component content management market leader, announced today the availability of the IXIASOFT DITA CMS v3.4. With full support of DITA 1.2 features, the DITA CMS continues to offer organizations a leading edge CCMS enabling them to fully benefit from the DITA standard and continue to improve their content reuse strategy. MarketWire

Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites is Waking Up to Green
Your visit to Best Western Plus Wine Country Inn & Suites just got a little greener. Today, the recently renovated upper mid-scale hotel officially joined the EcoStay™ program. EcoStay™ is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting. MarketWire

Lightlake Therapeutics Inc. Comments on Unusual Trading Activity
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King & Spalding's Bruce Wilson to Join PCAOB as Director of the Office of International Affairs
S. Bruce Wilson, a senior counsel with King & Spalding, is joining the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board as director of the office of international affairs, the firm announced today. Wilson will lead the PCAOB's efforts to negotiate and implement cooperative arrangements with non-U.S. auditor oversight bodies and represent the PCAOB in bilateral and multilateral meetings with non-U.S MarketWire

CSI Technology Outfitters Selects BroadSoft to Power Hosted Communication Services for K-12 Education Market
BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), today announced that CSI Technology Outfitters (OTCBB: CSWI) has selected the BroadWorks® voice application platform as the backbone for its hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offering to the K-12 education market. MarketWire

LifeSci Advisors Announces Investment Opinion on Repligen Corporation
LifeSci Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of investment research and investor relations services in the healthcare sector, today announced that it has initiated coverage of Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN), a leading supplier of critical products used to manufacture biologic drugs, especially monoclonal antibodies MarketWire

Leap Forward Gaming Receives 2012 Technology Startup of the Year Award
Revolutionary gaming technology innovator Leap Forward Gaming (LFG) has received the prestigious 2012 Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) / Reno Gazette Journal (RGJ) Technology Startup of the Year Award. MarketWire

Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air Seeks Oldest Working Furnace in San Diego County
Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air announced a contest to find the oldest working furnace in San Diego County. "Some people call their old furnaces a dinosaur, we're calling it a Furnacesaurus," said Mary Jean Anderson, president of Anderson Plumbing Heating and Air ( MarketWire

AVST Unveils New Unified Communications Product Line for Small-to-Midsized Businesses
Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) unveils AVST CX-S (CX-S), a new product line that delivers highly interoperable enterprise-class unified communications (UC) solutions for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) MarketWire

DISH Launches NDTV 24x7 and NDTV Good Times
DISH Network L.L.C. (NASDAQ: DISH), the nation's third largest pay-TV provider, today announced the launch of NDTV 24x7 and NDTV Good Times, expanding DISH's South Asian programming options to more than 80 channels. As the U.S. leader in international programming with 240 ethnic channels in 29 languages, DISH is the only pay-TV platform with nationwide coverage to offer these NDTV channels. MarketWire

Over the River and Into Brooklyn We Go, to the New MOSCOT Court Street Shop
MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections -- opened its doors today at 159 Court Street in the historic Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. Fuhgeddaboudit! MarketWire

100% Winners in 2012 -- "Stock Alerts" Continue to Amaze Subscribers
The "Stock Alert" service has been on an epic winning streak since its inception over 14 years ago. Over the past nine years, over 96% of all closed-out trades have ended profitably. There have been several trading streaks of over a year without a single closed-out loss MarketWire

Text4baby and Benz Communications Release Free Maternity Communications Toolkit for Employers
Benz Communications and text4baby today announced the release of the free Text4baby Toolkit for Employers. The Toolkit helps employers quickly and easily promote text4baby and other maternity benefits available to their employees. Text4baby is a free, bilingual health education text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms MarketWire

Aurora's Jay Gundlach Explores Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design in New Textbook
Author Jay Gundlach is no stranger to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). He helped develop over 17 UAS at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and served as Vice President of Advanced Development for Insitu before joining Aurora Flight Sciences as Director of Conceptual Design. MarketWire

Integral Technologies, Inc. and Hanwha L&C Announce Signing of Letter of Intent to Manufacture and Distribute ElectriPlast(TM) in Asia
Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ITKG) (OTCQB: ITKG), an emerging leader in hybrid conductive plastics, announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Hanwha L&C of Korea that contemplates granting Hanwha L&C certain rights to manufacture and distribute Integral's signature ElectriPlast™ technology in various parts of Asia MarketWire

GI Pathology Signs Exclusive Marketing Agreement for CDx Diagnostics' Computer-Aided Brush Biopsy Test
GI Pathology, a dominant player in the gastrointestinal pathology market, and CDx Diagnostics, the leader in deploying computer-aided analysis to detect and prevent cancers of the esophagus, oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx, announced today an exclusive agreement for GI Pathology, a division of Poplar Healthcare, to market EndoCDx® EGD starting February 1, 2012. MarketWire

Alta Mira Recovery Programs Announces New Business Development Director
Alta Mira is pleased to announce that Rosemary O'Connor has joined the recovery center as its new Business Development Director for the Western United States. Ms. O'Connor has been the outreach manager at Hazelden Springbrook for the past two years, and previously worked at Alta Mira as outreach manager in 2010. MarketWire

The College Network Participates in the American Council on Education Alliance Program
The College Network has joined the American Council on Education's (ACE) Alliance Program in support of higher education, further exemplifying the company's core value of learning. MarketWire

Vantage Communications Takes Silver in 2011 Magellan Awards
Vantage Communications, an award-winning high-tech public relations firm, took home honors in the League of American Communications Professionals' 2011 Magellan Awards. Awarded for excellence in campaign communications, the firm received a silver medal and ranked in the Top 50 for its recent efforts for mobile family safety company, Life360. MarketWire

GNC and Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Partner to Offer Anatabloc(TM) Through GNC's Online Retail Platform
Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX), today announced a new partnership with GNC, the global health and wellness retailer that specializes in premium, value-added nutritional products. Beginning today, customers will be able to purchase Anatabloc™ through GNC's Internet storefront: MarketWire

New Software Brings Virtual Worlds to Business Presentations
CyberLightning Ltd. today launched CyberSlide, a 3D stereographic presentation engine and conversion tool that quickly and easily imports business presentations into 3D environments. MarketWire

Listrak Launches the E-Commerce Industry's First Daily Shopping Cart Abandonment Index
Listrak, an email marketing solutions provider for the leading internet retailers, today launched the e-commerce industry's first daily and six month average Shopping Cart Abandonment index, which tracks cart abandonment rates of online shoppers from the company's top internet retail clients MarketWire

Hispanic Group Reveals Latinos Are "Super Consumers" and Shares New Insights on Purchasing Power in the U.S.
Hispanic Group, an independent, minority-owned agency that specializes in customized communications solutions across all disciplines of advertising, traditional, digital and social media, branded content, direct response services and experiential marketing to the varied and fast-growing segments of the Hispanic population, today revealed insights on Latino consumers in the U.S MarketWire

The Midwest Is a Hotbed for Romance: Redbox Announces 2012's Most and Least Romantic Cities
Just in time for Cupid, Redbox, America's destination for entertainment, today announced 2012's most and least romantic U.S. cities based on the number of romantic comedies rented in 2011. La Crosse, Wisconsin advanced from last year's second-place finish to earn the title of America's most romantic city. Conversely, Laredo, Texas is the least romantic city for the second year in a row MarketWire

Louisville Chiropractor Announces New Website
Skye Chiropractic has announced the launch of a new website to better serve patients. The wellness center's website was redesigned to include new features that enhance patient communication and educational outreach. These features include the Community Content wellness center, the 3D Spine Simulator, an e-newsletter and blog MarketWire

Colorado Springs Chiropractor Connects With Patients via Social Media
Dr. Molly Kallenbach, a Colorado Springs chiropractor who runs Thrive Chiropractic, is staying connected to her patients through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. According to Dr MarketWire

ADVA Optical Networking IFRS 2011 Financial Results Conference Call Information
ADVA AG OpticalNetworking / ADVA Optical Networking IFRS 2011 Financial Results ConferenceCall Information. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. MarketWire

MorphoSys to Present at First German Science Day
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys to Present at First German Science Day. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) announced todaythat itsChief Development Officer Dr MarketWire

Aurora Gold Corp Identifies Significant New Gold Occurrence, Toucano
Editor's note: There are two photos associated with this release. MarketWire

Allied Electronics Recognized as 'First Team' Honoree
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), was recognized in Summit Media Group's Automation World magazine as a First Team Honoree in its 2011 Leadership in Automation Program. Launched in January 2011, the community-based program invited Automation professionals to vote for their favorite automation vendors in aided and unaided recall surveys. MarketWire

Issues in Design and Building With Wood-Plastic Composites Class-Tour Announced
Geolam, Inc. today announced its principals, Ron Factor and Christian Stephan, will conduct an educational program around the U.S., to guide architects and commercial builders through the new generation of composite building materials. The program will be held in cooperation with Hughes and Associates, a Tennessee-based architectural representation firm for building product manufacturers. MarketWire

Sage Communications Achieves 25 Percent Growth in 2011
Sage Communications, a full service marketing communications, branding and public relations firm based in the DC Metro area, today announced that it grew 25 percent in fiscal year 2011 MarketWire

Edgell Communications' RIS News Sets New Precedent for Online Growth in 2011 and Shatters 2011 Page View Numbers in January 2012 With 100,000 Page Views
RIS News, the leading source for retail technology and retail business news for over 25 years announced today that it has broken the 100,000 page view milestone in January 2012. This is the first time RIS News has reached this mark since the launch of in 2003 and represents a 28% jump from the highest page view month of 2011 MarketWire

Jennings Social Media Marketing Promotes Micah Pratt to Director
Jennings Social Media Marketing (JSMM) recently announced the promotion of Micah Pratt to director. Pratt began as an intern at the company about two years ago and has progressed rapidly. MarketWire

Exercise of Share Warrants

Peoplefluent to Present Webinar on Using Metrics to Assess HR's Performance
WHO: Peoplefluent™, offering a unique combination of best-of-breed mobile and SaaS suite solutions for Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity WHAT: Will present a complimentary webinar titled "Aquire InSight™: Meaningful Metrics for Assessing HR's Performance" WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m MarketWire

ALR Technologies Updates Shareholders on Its FDA-Cleared Diabetes Management System
ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ALRT) (the "Company"), a healthcare technology company, is pleased to provide shareholders with an update on corporate developments since receiving 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Health-e-Connect (HeC) System for remote monitoring of patients in support of effective diabetes management programs. MarketWire

ObjectVideo Enters Into Patent Licensing Agreement With Tyco Security Products' American Dynamics Business Unit
ObjectVideo®, Inc., the Leader in Intelligent Video, announced today the signing of a global patent licensing agreement with Tyco Security Products' American Dynamics business unit MarketWire

Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation Reports Improved Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2011
For the year and quarter ended December 31, 2011, Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PGC) (the Corporation) recorded net income of $12.17 million (year) and $2.53 million (quarter), respectively, and diluted earnings per share of $1.25 (year) and $0.26 (quarter), respectively. MarketWire

Cupcakes Gourmet Rolls Out the $55,000 Sparkling Red Velvet Cupcake
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Cupcakes Gourmet, the first couture cupcake shop in the Philadelphia area now with three locations, today announced a sparkling twist to its popular red velvet cupcake. The new sparkling red velvet cupcake features an 8-carat diamond engagement ring from Warwick Jewelers MarketWire

NuView Systems Releases NuViewHR(R) v4.16
NuView Systems, Inc, a global provider of Human Capital Management (HR) & Payroll solutions, announced today the release of NuViewHR® version 4.16. NuView Systems continues to expand its global capabilities on its robust and flexible architecture by introducing innovative features in this newly released version, NuViewHR® 4.16. MarketWire

Overhill Farms to Issue First Quarter Results and Hold Conference Call on February 9, 2012
Overhill Farms, Inc. (NYSE Amex: OFI) today announced that the Company anticipates announcing first quarter 2012 results on Thursday, February 9, 2012. MarketWire

Star Bulk Announces Date for the Release of Fourth Quarter and Year End 2011 Results, Conference Call and Webcast
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK) today announced that it will release its results for the fourth quarter and year end 2011 after the market closes in New York on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. Star Bulk's management team will host a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 8:30 a.m MarketWire

Interactive Data Partners With University of Houston to Provide FutureSource Energy Workstation for Bauer College of Business Students
Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced a partnership with the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business. Students in the Energy Systems Trading course in the college's Department of Decision & Information Sciences are now utilizing Interactive Data's FutureSource Energy Workstation platform. MarketWire

Beach Business Bank Reports Earnings for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011
Beach Business Bank (OTCBB: BBBC) (the "Bank") is pleased to report its results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year of 2011. MarketWire

ITNS to Patent Silver Magnetization Process Utilizing Revolutionary Electro-Magnetic Frequency Technology
Itonis, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITNS) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Paramount Discoveries has begun the process to obtain patent rights to magnetize silver with its revolutionary electro-magnetic frequency technology (EMFT). MarketWire

Gridstore's Scale-Out Storage Solution Wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award Sponsored by Cloud Computing Magazine
Gridstore™, the leader in grid based, scale-out storage solutions, today announced that the company has been awarded the first Cloud Computing Excellence Award from TMC. Gridstore was selected as one of the top 30 companies that most effectively leveraged cloud computing in efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market MarketWire

Study: E-Prescribing Shown to Improve Outcomes and Save U.S. Healthcare System Billions of Dollars
Surescripts, the nation's e-prescription network, today announced study findings from de-identified data that link e-prescribing to a significant increase in first-fill medication adherence. Poor adherence to medication therapy is a large and costly problem in the U.S MarketWire

Breast Enhancements Make for Better Sex, Survey Shows
Breast enhancement surgeries are reportedly improving more than bust lines. According to a new survey* that polled women who had undergone breast implants and breast lifts, participants claimed a 34% increase in overall sex life satisfaction on average, and also claimed to have more sex post-procedure. MarketWire

AnythingIT Completes 10th Year as a GSA Schedule Holder
AnythingIT Inc. (OTCBB: ANYI), entering its 20th year of business as one of the most experienced reuse/recyclers of electronic waste announced today that in 2012, it will have successfully completed its 10th consecutive year as a GSA Schedule Holder with the United States Government. MarketWire

Rocket Lawyer Survey Reveals Top Issues for Small Businesses Are Legal and Financial, With a Majority Optimistic About Growth in 2012
Optimism is on the rise as small businesses prepare for growth in 2012, but business expansion has its own dangers. A new Rocket Lawyer survey shows that, along with a bright outlook for 2012, small business owners are mindful of the additional legal risks they will encounter as their businesses grow. MarketWire

Freestone Resources, Inc. Frac Water Recycling Field Operations Update
Freestone Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: FSNR) announces the ongoing operation and testing of a water treatment system designed to recycle and treat flowback and produced water through its joint venture with MEA Solutions, Freestone Water Solutions (FWS). The ongoing operations in the field have produced extremely positive results. MarketWire

Opinionmeter Introduces Advanced White-Labeling Capabilities With Its Latest TouchPoint Mobile(TM) Survey App -- Enabling Research Organizations to Maintain Consistent Branding Awareness With Their Customers Worldwide
Opinionmeter International, developer of the award winning customer feedback management platform, announced today the release of their latest TouchPoint Mobile™ survey app, which introduces advanced white-labeling capabilities for market research organizations interested in maintaining consistent branding awareness. MarketWire

AspenBio Sets 2012 AppyScore Anticipated Milestones; Sees Pivotal Clinical Trial for Appendicitis Test Beginning Mid-2012
AspenBio Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPY), an emerging in vitro diagnostic company, laid out the 2012 anticipated milestones in its path towards commercialization of AppyScore™, its unique multi-marker blood test in development designed to help physicians rule out acute appendicitis in children and adolescents entering the emergency room with symptoms of the disease. MarketWire

ToneMedia Launches Today, Ad Targeting Gets Smarter With First Platform to Leverage Music to Identify Consumer Purchasing Decisions
ToneMedia made its debut today, bringing a revolutionary new advertising platform to market which connects music preferences with consumer buying habits. A spin-off of ToneFuse, the largest ringtone marketer in the world, ToneMedia is a digital media company focused on huge consumer scale and deep proprietary targeting, built around the most searched category on the web: music content and lyrics MarketWire

American Giant Launches as New Men's Clothing Line
Today, American Giant launched as a new men's clothing brand, introducing its first line: the world's highest quality sweatshirts, made to last for decades, get better with age, and fit as if they were custom-made. As a pure e-commerce brand and retailer, American Giant delivers premium sportswear directly to customers without the markup of retail prices. MarketWire

Taleo Chief Financial Officer to Present at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, announced today that it will be presenting at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, being held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. MarketWire

Rocky Brands Adds New International Distributors; Experiences Strong Overseas Sales Growth
Rocky Brands (NASDAQ: RCKY) continues to grow its international sales network with the addition of new distribution agreements in Germany, Finland, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom and Russia. With these agreements, the company expects to build on the sales increase it experienced in 2011. MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Promotes Randy Ilas to General Manager
Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, announced today that Randy Ilas has been promoted to general manager for Harte-Hanks Market Intelligence MarketWire

AERN Begins Reworking Wells on TX Leases
AER Energy Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AERN) is pleased to announce today that Wade Well Service, LLC (a private company) has begun reworking three wells at their Copeland and South Wade leases located in Archer and Young Counties, Texas. MarketWire

Ameristar Casinos Reports Record 4Q and Full-Year 2011 Results
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) MarketWire

Welcome Alleyoop: Teens Get Ready for College and Life
Today Alleyoop enters the world to help get kids ready for college and life. MarketWire

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Nixle Alerts
Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, a Nixle supporter since June of 2009, is encouraging its residents to sign up for Nixle alerts to receive important and timely public safety information. With no cost to the department or residents, Nixle offers agencies throughout the country a cost-effective public notification solution. MarketWire

Steve Agran Elected to Turnaround Management Association's Board of Directors, New Jersey Chapter
MorrisAnderson, a leading financial and operational advisory firm, announced today that Steve Agran, managing director, was elected to the New Jersey Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association's (NJTMA) board of directors MarketWire

Foxit(R) Launches PDFCreator for Android(TM)
Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced Foxit PDFCreator, an online PDF creation app for Android devices that converts Microsoft® Office® and popular file formats to high-quality PDF documents MarketWire

Beazer Homes Announces Their Make Your Move Sales Event February 1-15
Beazer Homes, USA, INC. (NYSE: BZH), one of the country's top 10 homebuilders, is giving homebuyers a chance to save big on a new home with its Make Your Move Sales Event, February 1-15, 2012. During this two-week national promotion, Beazer is offering special incentives on its quick move-in and to-be-built ENERGY STAR® homes. MarketWire

LRAD Corporation Schedules Fiscal Q1 2012 Results, Conference Call & Webcast
LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world's leading provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced today that it plans to release its fiscal Q1 2012 financial results after market close February 7, 2012. The Company has scheduled a conference call and webcast on February 8, 2012 at 4:30 p.m MarketWire

Rogue Iron Ore Appoints Roger Walsh as Strategic Advisor
Rogue Iron Ore Corp. (TSX VENTURE: RRS) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has appointed Roger Walsh as a strategic advisor to work with management to evaluate opportunities for non-core assets as the Company continues to advance exploration at its Radio Hill Iron Ore Project in Timmins, Ontario. MarketWire

Arotech Receives First Order for Award-Winning SWIPES
Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTX) announced today that its Battery and Power Systems Division has received its first order for SWIPES, its award-winning Soldier Worn Integrated Power Equipment System. MarketWire

Citadel EFT, Inc. (CDFT) Announces Fantastic Results for the 1st Month of 2012 With Over 1.2 Million in New Business Visa/MasterCard Volume
Citadel EFT, Inc. (OTCQB: CDFT) (PINKSHEETS: CDFT), which offers U.S. merchants credit card terminals and online, mail order and retail credit card processing services, announces today that the Company achieved exceptional results for the first month of 2012. The Company is very pleased with its first month of new business sign-ups that project over 1 MarketWire

TiVo to Release Unique Super Bowl Viewer Data Monday Morning
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) MarketWire

Daxor Announces That Shertech Pharmacy Corp. Acquires BVA-100 Blood Volume Analyzer to Service Multiple Hospitals
Daxor Corporation (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the receipt of a signed trial agreement from Shertech Pharmacy in Greenville, South Carolina MarketWire

Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces First Quarter Results
Franklin Resources, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: BEN) today announced net income(1) of $480.8 million or $2.20 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, as compared to $416.0 million or $1.88 per diluted share for the previous quarter and $501.2 million or $2.23 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. MarketWire

Totally Green Retains Merriman Capital to Support OTCQX Upgrade
Totally Green, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, has retained Merriman Capital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), to act as its exclusive Designated Advisor for Disclosure (DAD) in preparation for an upgrade of its common shares to the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX MarketWire

Forrester Research Recognizes Gold Lasso as an Enterprise Focused Boutique Email Marketing Vendor
Gold Lasso, an email marketing SaaS provider, was recently recognized as a notable boutique firm by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Email Marketing Vendors, Q1 2012. The report evaluated 74 vendors based on several criteria including size, market focus and customer feedback. "We are deeply honored to be mentioned in this report," said Gold Lasso CEO Elie Ashery MarketWire

Lakeshore Breaks New Ground With Educational Software for Preschool-Age Children
Lakeshore Learning Materials, a longtime industry leader and innovator of educational products, today announced a series of fun and affordable software titles for children ages 3-5. Ideal for use in classrooms and homes, Lakeshore's early childhood software features a simple, intuitive and engaging design geared specifically for the developmental level of very young learners. MarketWire

U.S. Private-Sector Employment Increased by 170,000 Jobs in January, According to ADP National Employment Report
Private-sector employment increased by 170,000 from December to January on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report® released today. The ADP National Employment Report, created by Automatic Data Processing, Inc MarketWire

aurionPro SENA Announces the Appointment of Jason Zolczynski as Associate Director
aurionPro SENA, a leading global software and consulting firm, today announced the appointment of Jason Zolczynski as the Associate Director of aurionPro SENA's WebCenter Practice. MarketWire

MediaPlatform Powers Enterprise Webcasting on Facebook and SharePoint
BUSINESS VIDEO EXPO -- MediaPlatform, Inc., the enterprise video software company, today announced that its WebCaster software now enables the streaming of live or pre-recorded webcasts and full-featured webinars to Facebook Pages and Microsoft SharePoint Online collaboration sites MarketWire

Sonics Responds to Arteris Complaint
Sonics continues to move forward with its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Arteris on November 1, 2011. Sonics has been careful, diligent and deliberate as we developed our technology and products, and we intend to remain factual and accurate in our communications with partners and customers MarketWire

Infocast's Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit Returns
Infocast brings its highly acclaimed annual Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit on February 27-March 1, 2012 to the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA MarketWire

Infocast's 15th Annual Transmission Summit East Returns
Infocast will hold their upcoming 15th Annual Transmission Summit East on February 29-March 2, 2012 at the Almas Temple Club in Washington, D.C. This event will explore the challenges and the latest issues driving the transmission industry, including the release of Order No. 1000, as well as how numerous rulemakings will affect the operation, makeup and financing of the transmission system MarketWire

Infocast's Inaugural Water Management for Shale Plays Meeting
Infocast is pleased to announce their first Water Management for Shale Plays meeting to be held at the Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria in Houston, TX, from February 27 - 29, 2012. Hydraulic fracturing or fracking for oil and gas from shale plays is thriving, especially in Pennsylvania, West Texas and North Dakota. With this backdrop of rapid growth, the Summit's timing is impeccable. MarketWire

UpMo Announces First Ever Social Talent Solution to Reduce Employee Churn
UpMo, the leader in social talent management, today announced the availability of its UpMo Social Talent Engine for enterprises. Lauded by industry analysts and enterprise customers, UpMo is the first solution of its kind to combine internal professional social networking and career planning collaboration to enable employee mobility MarketWire

Digital China Selects CallidusCloud's WebSource CPQ Solution to Automate and Accelerate the Quotation and Proposal Generation Process
Callidus Software Inc MarketWire

Mattson Technology Reinforces Foundry Strength With Acceptance of Helios XP RTP System From a Third Foundry
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has won acceptance for its Helios® XP rapid thermal processing (RTP) system from a third foundry customer MarketWire

Jemstep Secures $6 Million Series A Funding
Jemstep, the recently launched personal online investment guidance and management service, today announced the completion of its Series A round of financing of $6 million from a group of private investors, bringing the total to $10.5 million. The capital will be used to drive product development, fuel growth, and accelerate corporate recruitment. MarketWire

The Root Spotlights the Nation's Top Young African-American Trailblazers
Blake Leeper: a parathlete who is changing people's perspectives on people with disabilities and who will be participating in his first Paralympic Games this year in London. Adam Holland: a 16 year-old young capitalist who started a highly successful shaved ice business to help pay for his sister's education MarketWire

UnionTown Energy Inc. (UTOG) Update on Darby Project in Wyoming -- Receives Approval From Department of Interior for Drilling Extension
UnionTown Energy Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UTOG) is pleased to announce an update on their Talisman/Darby Project in Lincoln County, Wyoming. MarketWire

Six Companies Join Forces to Give Away $100,000 in Sales Software Solutions This Spring
With sales and marketing budgets still tight, and B2B selling conditions still difficult, sales leaders need all the help they can get to boost revenues in 2012. Now, thanks to six world-class sales software providers, three lucky companies are about to get a giant helping hand. MarketWire

Enrich Your Love Life With Pistachios
Pistachios are making noise in the health and nutrition spectrum as 'The Love Nut' based on a recent Turkish study which demonstrated that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) who added pistachios to their diet saw improvement in erectile function MarketWire

Golden Star Resources Restarts Its Oxide Plant at Bogoso/Prestea Mine
Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GSS) (TSX: GSC) (GHANA: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") today announced the re-commissioning of its oxide (non refractory) plant at Bogoso/Prestea Mine. The plant is expected to generate up to 70,000 ounces of gold in 2012. MarketWire

Madonna and the Smirnoff Partnership Continues in 2012
The second chapter of the ongoing Madonna and Smirnoff partnership begins this Sunday, February 5 with the appearance of Lil Buck, the winner of the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project Dance Competition, as he joins The Material Girl's dance ensemble at the Bridgestone Super Bowl Halftime Show MarketWire

W. P. Carey to Release Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results on Tuesday, February 28
Investment firm W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (NYSE: WPC) announced today that it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011 prior to market-open on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The financial results will be released via all major wire services, W. P. Carey's corporate website and electronic mail. MarketWire

Bday Launches Gift Finder on Facebook, Announces $2 Million in Funding
Bday, the fully integrated Facebook application that provides the answer to all your gift giving needs, today announced the launch of the Bday Gift Finder. Bday's Gift Finder takes the guess work out of choosing the right gifts for friends and loved ones by recommending gift cards based not only on recipients' Facebook Likes but also a thorough analysis of the sentiment attached to those Likes MarketWire

Vicente Capital Partners Invests in VXi Corporation
Vicente Capital Partners (VCP), a leading growth equity investment firm, announced today that its Growth Equity Fund led the successful recapitalization of VXi Corporation, a rapidly growing provider of telecommunications products and accessories. This is VCP's sixth investment out of its $165 million Growth Equity Fund. MarketWire

Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics Selects GlobalEnglish Corporation as Its Premier Partner in Enterprise Innovation and Collaboration
GlobalEnglish Corporation (, the leading provider of on-demand software to advance Enterprise Fluency for global organizations, today announced that it has been selected by Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, the world's fifth-largest vaccines manufacturer and second-largest supplier of flu vaccines in the U.S MarketWire

Leading Supplies Dealers and Distributors Standardize on JumpTech's JumpTrack(TM) Mobile Proof-of-Delivery System
Jump Technologies, Inc. (JumpTech™) (http://www.jumptech MarketWire

Valero Breaks Earnings Records in 2011 as Retail, Ethanol Improve Volumes, Production, an Industrial Info News Alert

Marcellus Shale Gas Field Has Great Economic Significance, by Lancer Resources, a Feature of "Industry Today" on
Written by Jack Warkenthien for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A rare opportunity exists to enter the popular Marcellus Shale natural gas play in Pennsylvania. The Marcellus has been in the news for the past few years, as many large domestic and foreign oil and gas companies have made substantial purchases of these newly discovered gas reserves MarketWire

Abraham Shashy Jr. Re-Joins King & Spalding as Leader of Global Tax Practice Group
Abraham N.M. "Hap" Shashy, Jr., former chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, is rejoining King & Spalding's Washington, D.C., office as a partner and chair of the global tax practice group, the firm announced today. Shashy joins King & Spalding from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he was Washington office managing partner and leader of the Washington tax practice. MarketWire

Spruce Media Appoints Lucy Jacobs as Chief Operating Officer
Spruce Media, a Facebook Ads API developer, has named Lucy Jacobs as the Chief Operating Officer for the company. In this newly created position, Jacobs will be responsible for managing and aligning Spruce Media's business functions including sales, marketing, business development and communications while also driving the company's plans for International growth and expansion. MarketWire

Presstek Announces Management Changes
Presstek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRST), a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions to the printing and communications industries, today announced changes in the company's executive management. MarketWire

King & Spalding Continues Expansion of Its Litigation Practice With the Addition of David Balser and Larry Slovensky in Atlanta
David L. Balser, one of the leading trial lawyers in the southeast United States, and Lawrence A. Slovensky, a prominent litigator, have joined the business litigation practice of King & Spalding as partners in the Atlanta, Ga., office, the firm announced today MarketWire

Ceradyne Inc. to Present at Cowen and Company's 33rd Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference
Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) Chief Executive Officer Joel P. Moskowitz is scheduled to speak at Cowen and Company's 33rd Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference to be held in New York on February 7-8, 2012. MarketWire

Zayo's Fiber-To-The-Tower Network Reaches 100G Bandwidth Milestone
Zayo announces that its Fiber-To-The-Tower (FTT) Network has reached another key milestone of 2,000 unique towers on-net. The FTT Network now offers more than 100G in overall bandwidth to over 3,000 tenants, with 46 markets in service and 6 more markets under construction. Throughout its history, Zayo has deployed over 4,000 metro route miles to support its FTT network. MarketWire

Building Turbines in Discussions With 21 Rio Regarding Potential Installation of a Rooftop-Mounted Wind Turbine System on Its Luxury High Rise Apartment Building Near Downtown Austin
Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, reported today it is working with officials at 21 Rio Apartments on a plan for potentially installing a wind turbine system on the roof of the 21-story luxury apartment building located near downtown Austin. MarketWire

Universal Detection Technology Issues an Update on the Development of the Smartphone Compatible Radiation Detector
Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, today issued an update on the development of the Smartphone compatible radiation detector. UNDT is developing the device through an agreement with Honeywell International MarketWire

Leading Kernel Maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman Joins The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Greg Kroah-Hartman is joining the organization as Fellow. MarketWire

CONMED Corporation to Present at the 2012 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD), a medical technology company specializing in medical devices for surgical and patient monitoring markets, announced today that the Company will participate in the 2012 Canaccord Genuity Musculoskeletal Conference, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 9:00 AM Pacific time. The event will be held in San Francisco at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel. MarketWire

IODA Announces Outstanding Artist Line Up for 8th Annual SXSW Opening Day Bash
IODA, the global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music industry, today announced the details of its highly anticipated music showcase: IODA's Opening Day Bash at the upcoming SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. The annual event features 13 fan-favorite artists, from Thee Oh Sees to Oddisee playing all day on two stages MarketWire

Implant Sciences' Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 Security Devices Sold to Major Oil Corporation for Deployment in Africa
Further expanding its reach into Africa, Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC) (PINKSHEETS: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets, announced today that a major global oil corporation has purchased units of the Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150. The portable explosives trace detectors will be used in securing the oil company's facilities in Africa MarketWire

PENSRUS Pens Presidents Day Weekend Promotions on All USA Products
With Presidents Day and Presidents Day Weekend coming up, many employers and marketers are wondering how best to celebrate the special holiday, which originally celebrated President Washington's birthday MarketWire

WITAN'S 35th French Market Is Coming Soon
Brighten your winter days and celebrate the coming of spring at WITAN'S 35th annual French Market on February 24 and 25, 2012 at Todaro's Party Center. Todaro's is located at 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road in Akron, Ohio. MarketWire

Cubic Global Tracking Solutions mist(TM) Technology Receives Algorithm Validation by NIST
Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, the asset visibility solutions provider of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), received cryptographic algorithm validations from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the company's mist™ technology that is utilized in Cubic's mesh asset tags, mobile mesh gateways and fixed mesh gateways. MarketWire

Sidera Networks Signs Interactive Telecom Solutions (ITS) as Newest Channel Agent
Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, today announces its newest channel agent, Interactive Telecom Solutions (ITS). ITS, a master channel agency that represents many of the world's largest carriers, has signed an agreement to market Sidera Networks' services to its clients. MarketWire

Market Research Projects North American Blade Server Market Growth at 23% CAGR Through 2014 has announced the addition of the new report "Blade Server Market in North America 2010-2014," to their collection of Computer Equipment market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Ingate Systems to Offer New Software-Only E-SBC: Enterprise-Class Session Border Controller Can Be Installed on Virtual Machines or Many Supported Servers
ITEXPO EAST -- Ingate® Systems, a leading provider of Enterprise Session Border Controllers (E-SBCs) that enable SIP communications such as SIP trunking and Unified Communications beyond the protected enterprise network, announces the new software-only version of the company's award-winning Ingate SIParator® Enterprise Session Border Controllers. MarketWire

DataMentors Opens New Division Offering List Brokerage Services
DataMentors LLC, the industry-leading full-service data quality and database marketing solutions company, announced today the opening of a new division offering List Brokerage Services. Mary Giraldi has been appointed to head the division, which will be offering Consumer Data, Business Data and List Services (including Compiled, Specialty and Brokered). MarketWire

Market Research Projects MDM Enterprise Software Market Growth at 8% CAGR Through 2014 has announced the addition of the new report "Global Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software Market 2010-2014," to their collection of Computer Equipment market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Nokia Corporation
Nokia CorporationStock exchange releaseFebruary 1, 2012 at 13.00 (CET +1)Notice is given to the shareholders of Nokia Corporation (the "Company") oftheAnnual General Meeting to be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. atHelsinki Fair Centre, Amfi Hall, Messuaukio 1, Helsinki, Finland. Thereceptionof persons who have registered for the Meeting will commence at 12:30 p MarketWire

Webtech Wireless Powers Wayne County Compass Web Portal
Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, today announces that Wayne County, Michigan has released their "Compass" web portal providing real-time vehicle, traffic, and video information to their citizens, with the telematics and vehicle data provided from the County's Webtech Wireless InterFleet solution. MarketWire

ActiveState Releases Komodo 7, "World's Fiercest IDE"
ActiveState, whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud smarter, faster, and safer, announced today the release of Komodo IDE 7: The world's fiercest IDE. Komodo is an award-winning, professional integrated development environment (IDE) for Python, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, Perl, web and cloud development. MarketWire

Blue Grass Energy Signs TextPower for Text Messaging Alerts on "Beat the Peak" Program
TextPower, a provider of software and text messaging (SMS) gateway services, today announced that Blue Grass Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative serving customers in 23 counties of north central Kentucky around Lexington, has added TextPower's SMS-based messaging service to provide Blue Grass Energy customers with real-time alerts as part of the cooperative's "Beat the Peak" program. MarketWire

Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John Awarded Amerinet Contracts for Identification Solutions and Other Healthcare Products
Precision Dynamics Corporation - St. John, the global leader in healthcare identification solutions, announced today that it has been awarded supplier agreements with Amerinet, a national healthcare solutions organization. The two agreements, effective through December 31, 2012, provide Amerinet's more than 2,900 acute care members access to Precision Dynamics - St MarketWire

January Food Prices Dip Slightly vs. December, but Show 5% Increase vs. Year Ago
Featured grocery prices declined slightly in January after peaking in December, according to ECRM's monthly report on promoted prices gathered from the weekly circulars of over 200 retailers. For a typical shopping basket of 33 frequently-purchased products, promoted prices dipped 0.8% vs. December, 2011, but increased by 5.0% compared with January, 2011. MarketWire

Facebook Showdown: Oscar and Grammy Nominees Smile-Off in Support of Operation Smile
Throughout National Children's Dental Health Month this February, will match donations and host a pair of social media fundraising campaigns to raise funds for Operation Smile. MarketWire Recognizes American Heart Month With Its Top 10 Heart Lawsuit Topics for 2011
In recognition of American Heart Month,, the premier publication for Online Legal Media, today released its Top 10 list of prescription drug lawsuit topics in which heart attack or heart side effects were the alleged primary injuries. MarketWire

Former Kodak Silver Recycling Division, Rochester Silver Works, Launches Website
Rochester Silver Works, LLC, formerly the silver refining department of Eastman Kodak, has announced the launch of its website. The new site is designed to showcase the company's formation under new ownership and continued operations as one of the largest silver refining operations in the world. MarketWire

Market Research Projects HIV/AIDS Testing Market Growth at 5.2% CAGR Through 2014 has announced the addition of the new report "Global HIV/AIDS Testing Market 2010-2014" to their collection of Diseases & Conditions market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

OCI Files with EFSA to Approve EGM Notice

Nimble Opens UK Office in Response to Significant EMEA Demand
Nimble, the award-winning social CRM platform, has today announced its commitment to the EMEA market with the opening of an office in the UK and the hire of a director of EMEA to oversee the territory. Nimble is the first SaaS platform designed to help small companies turn business connections and social communities into customers for life. MarketWire

Inmarsat Crosses the Seas With Metaswitch
Inmarsat, a world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has selected Metaswitch to expand and enrich its FleetBroadband maritime communications service, the first maritime communications service to provide cost-effective broadband data and voice, simultaneously, through a compact antenna on a global basis. MarketWire

Neste Oil's Nomination Board's proposal for the composition of the Board of Directors
Neste Oil Corporation Stock Exchange Release 1 February 2012 at 9 MarketWire

AkzoNobel invests EUR80 million to supply new Suzano pulp mill in Brazil
AkzoNobel is planning to investEUR80 million in the construction of a new pulpChemical Island facility in Brazil. The plant, operated by the company'sPulpand Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, will supply the SuzanoMaranhãopulp mill MarketWire

ProPhotonix Limited: Change of Name of Nominated Adviser and Broker

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust Implements AeroScout Asset Tracking & Management Solution
(Cisco Live Conference) -- AeroScout®, the leading provider of Enterprise Visibility for the healthcare industry, and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust today announced the successful implementation of AeroScout's Asset Tracking & Management solution MarketWire

Media Advisory: National Bank Financial-London, United Kingdom-Gold Conference-February 16th, 2012
(TSX: NA) - National Bank Financial will be hosting its annual conference for established and emerging gold mining companies on Thursday February 16th, 2012 at the Intercontinental Park Lane, London. The conference will feature presentations by Canadian listed companies with growth focused production profiles and exciting exploration and development portfolios. MarketWire

Next Alternative to Open Three New Facilities to Accommodate Expected Growth
Robert Ireland, CEO of Next Alternative, Inc. (XETRA: N4H), has relayed that the firm has plans to open three additional facilities over the course of 2012. MarketWire

MagForce AG Announces Capital Increase from Authorized Capital
MagForce AG / MagForce AG Announces Capital Increase from AuthorizedCapital . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

KT SkyLife's 3D Micro-Space Natural Science Documentary "Forest of Fireflies" Awarded 2012 I3DS's "Jury Prize"
KT Skylife, the sole 3D broadcaster in Korea, has received the I3DS's (International 3D Society) "Jury Prize (The Society's Special Prize)" from the 3rd 3D Creative Arts Awards of I3DS with its 3D micro-space episode "Forest of Fireflies." MarketWire

Hydro's fourth quarter results affected by impairments
Norsk Hydro ASA will write down the value ofcertain fixed assets byapproximately NOK 1.3 billion, affecting its fourth-quarter 2011 results.Theimpairments are a result of a weakening in certain markets and low prices,incombination with raw material and currency pressures. Hydro continues toimplement significant corrective measures to address the challenges in theaffected businesses. MarketWire

GHENT, Belgium, 1 February 2012 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim has selected, as part of their strategic alliance, a second Nanobody® candidate for pre-clinical development, which triggered a €5 million milestone payment to Ablynx. GlobeNewswire

Wentworth Resources Limited : Additional Information Regarding Acquisition of Cove Energy's Interest in Mnazi Bay Concession, Tanzania
  1 FEBRUARY 2012 WENTWORTH RESOURCES LIMITED("Wentworth") GlobeNewswire

Total number of shares in Klövern AB (publ) 31 January 2012
The Extraordinary shareholders meeting of Klövern AB (publ) on 12 January 2012, decided of a cash issue and a bonus issue of preference shares. GlobeNewswire

First-of-Its Kind Mobile Sensor Technology Revolutionizes Road Maintenance Industry
Industry Leader Vaisala Launches Cross-Country Tour GlobeNewswire

Preliminary Annual Accounts 2011:  1. February 2012*Ekstraordinary Supervisory Board: 6. March 2012*                                             7 GlobeNewswire

SpareBank 1 SMN strengthens equity
The Board of Directors of SpareBank 1 SMN proposes to carry out a capital increase of up to NOK 1010 million. GlobeNewswire

Oriola-KD Corporation will publish its financial statements release 1 January-31 December 2011 on Thursday, 9 February 2012 at 8.30 a.m.
Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 1 February 2012 at 5.00 p.m. GlobeNewswire

East Capital Explorer AB - Additional Representative to East Capital Explorer's Nomination Committee
As announced in October 2011, East Capital Explorer has formed a Nomination Committee for the 2012 AGM. We are pleased to announce that Peter van Berlekom as the final independent member of the Committee representing Nordea Funds who at the end of the year owned slightly less than 3% of East Capital Explorer's shares GlobeNewswire

Grontmij to design largest shopping mall of Scandinavia
De Bilt, 1 February 2012. Grontmij has been awarded the structural design of the largest shopping mall in Scandinavia; the 'Mall of Scandinavia'. The assignment was awarded by Peab, one of the leading construction companies in the Nordic region. The total contract value is EUR 392 million. Grontmij's fee is over EUR 5 million GlobeNewswire

Notice of report acc. to §§ 37v-x WpHG:Carl Zeiss Meditec AG:Carl Zeiss Meditec AG : Notice of report acc. to §§ 37v-x et seqq. WpHG (the German Securities Trading Act) with the aim of pan-European distribution
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG / /Carl Zeiss Meditec AG : Notice of report acc. to §§ 37v-x et seqq. WpHG (the German Securities Trading Act) with the aim of pan-European distribution . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu - New share-based incentive programmes
STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT1 February 2012 at 2.00 pm EET The Board has approved a new share-based incentive plan (Performance Share Plan 2012), to be offered to the key management, and a Restricted Share Pool programme which enables the long-term rewarding of selected individual employees of Outokumpu Group GlobeNewswire

Correction: Outokumpu's Annual Accounts Bulletin 2011 - a year of restructuring

Invitation: Tikkurila's Financial Statement Release for 2011
Tikkurila OyjPress ReleaseFebruary 1, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

Invitation to Pöyry's January-December 2011 result news conferences on 9 February 2012
PÖYRY PLC          Company Announcement 1 February 2012 at 12.30 p.m.Pöyry PLC's January-December 2011 result will be published on 9 February 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Finnish time GlobeNewswire

Proposals of the Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation to the Annual General Meeting convening on April 4, 2012
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE February 1, 2012 at 12.15 GlobeNewswire

Notice of Ahlstrom Corporation's Annual General Meeting
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE February 1, 2012 at 12.10 GlobeNewswire

ÅF wins technical advisory services order for Eneco's Bioenergy plant project in the Netherlands
For further information: GlobeNewswire

Heineken® serenades on Valentine's Day
Amsterdam, 1 February 2012 - Heineken® is helping ignite romance this Valentine's Day with the launch of a fun new Facebook application called 'The Serenade'. Based on the brand's second global film 'The Date,' the new app enables Heineken consumers to send humorous personalized songs to potential partners, inviting them on a date GlobeNewswire

RNB coordinates logistics operations
RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has decided to reorganize its logistics operations and is merging the logistics departments for JC/Brothers & Sisters and Polarn O. Pyret into one central organization located in Stockholm, Sweden. GlobeNewswire

Lumesse voted as one of the top HR Vendors of the Year 2011 by Singapore's HR Magazine
London, 1 February, 2012 - Lumesse, Europe's largest independent talent management software vendor, was ranked one of the top 5 LMS vendors at Human Resources Magazine's Singapore HR Vendors of the Year 2011 Awards GlobeNewswire

Neste Oil's Nomination Board's proposal for the composition of the Board of Directors
Neste Oil CorporationStock Exchange Release1 February 2012 at 9.00 am (EET) GlobeNewswire

Wizcom Technologies Ltd. :Ad hoc: Cash Deficit Raises Doubt About Wizcom's Ability to Meet Financial Obligations - Board and Management Continue to Explore Options to Establish Going Concern
Wizcom Technologies Ltd. / /Ad hoc: Cash Deficit Raises Doubt About Wizcom's Ability to Meet Financial Obligations - Board and Management Continue to Explore Options to Establish Going Concern . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu - notice to the Extraordinary General Meeting on 1 March 2012
STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE1 February 2012 at 10.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu - notice of Annual General Meeting to convene on 14 march 2012
STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE1 February 2012 at 10.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

AkzoNobel invests €80 million to supply new Suzano pulp mill in Brazil
February 1, 2012 GlobeNewswire

Hawesko passes the 400 million euro mark
HAWESKO Holding AG /Hawesko passes the 400 million euro mark . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Algeta schedules fourth quarter 2011 results presentation, webcast and conference call
Oslo, Norway, 1 February 2012 - Algeta ASA (OSE: ALGETA), a company focused on the development of novel targeted cancer therapeutics, will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2011 results on Thursday, 9 February 2012. A presentation by Algeta's senior management team to investors, analysts and the press will take place in Oslo at 10:00 CET. GlobeNewswire

FDA approves Novartis drug Glivec® label recommending extending treatment to three years for certain GIST patients after surgery
Novartis International AG /FDA approves Novartis drug Glivec® label recommending extending treatment to three years for certain GIST patients after surgery . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu's Annual Accounts Bulletin 2011 - a year of restructuring
FINANCIAL STATEMENT BULLETIN1 February 2012 at 8.30 am EET  Year 2011 highlights GlobeNewswire

Solidium Oy supports the plan to combine Outokumpu Oyj and Inoxum, manufacturer of stainless steel owned by the German ThyssenKrupp AG. Combination will create a new global leader in stainless steel, with sales of 11,8 bn euros and personnel of 19,000. The completion of the transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including merger control clearances. GlobeNewswire

Amer Sports redeems the EUR 60 million hybrid bond
Amer Sports Corporation                          STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASEFebruary 1, 2012 at 8:00 am GlobeNewswire

Hydro's fourth quarter results affected by impairments
Norsk Hydro ASA will write down the value of certain fixed assets by approximately NOK 1.3 billion, affecting its fourth-quarter 2011 results. The impairments are a result of a weakening in certain markets and low prices, in combination with raw material and currency pressures. Hydro continues to implement significant corrective measures to address the challenges in the affected businesses. GlobeNewswire

Feintool sells IMA Automation Berlin to Mikron
Feintool International Holding AG /Feintool sells IMA Automation Berlin to Mikron. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Yara acquires controlling stake in Burrup Holdings
Oslo (2012-02-01): Yara today acquired 16% of Burrup Holdings Limited (BHL) for USD 143 million, increasing its ownership share in the company to 51%. Concurrently, Apache Energy has acquired the remaining 49% of the shares in BHL, and signed a new shareholders' agreement with Yara GlobeNewswire

Detailed results from ALSYMPCA phase III study highlight the positive impact of Alpharadin on skeletal-related events associated with bone metastases from castration-resistant prostate cancer
Abstracts #8, #9Not intended for US media GlobeNewswire

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