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Pranab asks statisticians to improve methodologies
Stating that statistics is the bedrock of modern evidence based analysis and policy making, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said it is an area where the endeavour should be to constantly improve the relevant institutional practices and methodologies for data collection, compilation and analysis, as well as the knowledge and skill base of the professionals engaged in the subject. ANI

Industrial growth in India rises to 5.9 percent in Nov 2011
After registering a revival in the manufacturing output, the industrial production in the country grew by 5.9 percent in November, 2011. ANI

Inflation to be moderate in coming months, says Pranab Mukherjee
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said he is confident that moderation in inflation would continue in the coming months, though softening in the prices of manufactured goods, despite the rapid decline in non-food primary inflation, may be more gradual. ANI

High inflation rate remains major concern for Chinese policymakers
The inflation rate continues to worry Chinese policymakers. ANI

India, China join world's largest telescope project in Hawaii
India and China plan to join as partners in the construction of a Hawaii telescope, which would be the world's largest when it is built later this decade. ANI

Intel in talks with Apple, Windows over use 'Medfield' chips in mobile devices
US computer chip giant Intel has said that the company is in talks with Apple and other mobile phone manufacturers about the use of Intel's chips in mobile handsets. ANI

Steve Jobs now immortalized in comic book
Apple's visionary co-founder Steve Jobs has been immortalized again, this time in a new comic book that documents his life. ANI

American Axle & Manufacturing to Webcast and Teleconference Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Financial Results on February 3, 2012
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, will hold a briefing with institutional investors and security analysts, news media representatives and other interested parties at 10:00 a.m. ET on Friday, February 3, 2012. AAM will discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2011 financial results as well as other matters ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Introduces ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi Tablet for Consumers
Fujitsu today announced the release of ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi, a new tablet PC targeted toward consumers in the ARROWS series of tablets and smartphones. The new tablet will be available for purchase throughout Japan in consumer electronics stores as well as Fujitsu's WEB MART shopping service site from January 19th ACN Newswire

Hitachi Group to Exhibit at WORLD FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT 2012 in Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. announced today that they will be among the Hitachi Group companies to exhibit at WORLD FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT 2012, which will be held from January 16 through January 19 this year at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ACN Newswire

IMF: Eurozone Crisis to Impact Hong Kong
Hong Kong faces some downside in finance and trade because of the Eurozone debt crisis, according to David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ACN Newswire

HSBC Group Chief: Hong Kong Best Base for Banks
Hong Kong is a "relevant choice" as a regional and global headquarters for any company, including banks, according to HSBC Group Chairman Douglas Flint ACN Newswire

Tanaka Precious Metals Begins Sale of Three High-Functional Bonding Wire Products
Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (a company of Tanaka Precious Metals) today announced that Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K., which boasts the world's leading share in the manufacture of bonding wire (wiring material), will begin sales of one ultra-reliable gold wire and two copper wire products on January 13 ACN Newswire

iLuv(R) Debuts Revolutionary and Stylish Next Generation Charging Solutions for Today's Discriminating Mobile Consumer
iLuv Creative Technology, the premier provider of the most comprehensive line of accessories for the mobile lifestyle, has expanded its power line up to include a second generation of award-winning mobile charging solutions ACN Newswire

BMO Capital Markets Initiates Coverage on Poseidon Concepts (TSX:PSN) - Video Summary Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, January 11, 2012 - BMO Capital Markets initiates coverage on Poseidon Concepts (TSX:PSN). Analyst Michael Mazar gives the company an outperform rating and a $15 price has produced a ""video news alert"" about Poseidon Concepts based on this report. If this link is not enabled, please visit www.InvestmentPitch ACN Newswire

Flowserve Announces Unified Operational Structure; Promotes Thomas L. Pajonas to Chief Operating Officer
DALLAS, January 11, 2012 - Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced a new operational leadership structure, resulting in senior leadership changes, and certain 2011 financial data ACN Newswire

Zone Resources (TSXV:ZNR) Reports 243 metres of 35.77% iron from one of its Labrador properties in Northern Quebec - Video Summary Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, January 11, 2012 - Zone Resources (TSXV:ZNR) reports 243 metres of 35.77% iron from one of its Labrador properties in northern has produced a ""video news alert"" based on this news. If this link is not enabled, please visit and enter ""Zone"" in the search box ACN Newswire

Majescor Resources (TSXV:MJX) Reports 295 Metres of 0.87% Copper Equivalent from Second Drill Hole at its Douvray Gold Project in Northeast Haiti - Video Summary Posted on
Vancouver, British Columbia, January 11, 2012 - Majescor Resources (TSXV:MJX) has released assay results from the second drill hole at its Douvray porphyry copper-gold project in Northeast Haiti. has produced a ""video news alert"" based on this information. If this link is not enabled, please visit and enter ""Majescor"" in the search box ACN Newswire

Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship Makes Its U.S. Debut
The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship Series descended on the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, today as 100 athletes from across the U.S. raced down the course, one at a time, in hopes of making it to the elimination rounds. The 64 fastest athletes will move on to face the international competition, shoulder-to-shoulder, under the lights on Friday night at 7pm. MarketWire

Hebridean Princess Named 'Best Cruise' in Prestigious List
Hebridean Princess, the five-star, all-inclusive cruise ship offering exclusive ultra-luxurious cruise experiences in British country elegance, has been named "Best Cruise" by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. MarketWire

Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances
California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. MarketWire

AltiGen Communications, Inc. to Announce First-Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results
AltiGen Communications, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ATGN) (OTCQX: ATGN), the leading provider of integrated Microsoft-based Unified Communications solutions, will announce its first quarter fiscal year 2012 financial results after the close of regular market trading on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The Company will also hold a conference call to discuss the results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. ET) MarketWire

New 'Vegtrug' Planter and Elevated Raised Beds Help Gardeners Grow a Healthy Vegetable Harvest in Small Space, With No Bending or Kneeling
With Gardener's Supply new Vegtrug planter and Elevated Cedar Raised Beds, vegetable gardeners of all ages and abilities can play in the dirt without having to get down on their knees! The new growing container and accessories make it possible to grow a bounty of fresh vegetables in a convenient and small space, at a height comfortably above the ground. MarketWire

Post-Holiday Pampering: Presents Winter Beauty Treatments for the Spa or Home
Winter is hard on the skin, and even the most pleasurable holidays can bring stress. The latest article by Winter Spa Treatments: Pamper Your Skin after the Holidays offers tips on finding the right spa treatment or using at-home body scrubs, facials, pedicures and more to help unwind and rejuvenate skin after a busy holiday season. MarketWire

Board of Trustees Announces Bill Squires as New CEO of Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
The Blackfoot Board of Trustees announced today that William A. "Bill" Squires has been named Chief Executive Officer for Blackfoot Telecommunications Group (Blackfoot) and its subsidiaries, effective immediately. Bill has been serving as interim CEO since December 2, 2011, and replaces Joan Mandeville who served as Blackfoot's Chief Executive Officer since 2003 MarketWire

Miyamoto International Reports More Than 25,000 Lives Changed in Haiti
DECOMPRESSED CAMPSMore than 85 percent of internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp population are former renters. The renting assistance program is successfully moving the IDP population to the green-tagged, safe-for-occupancy buildings. However, the availability of green-tagged buildings is limited to approximately 50 percent of the total building stock MarketWire

Post-Holiday Skincare for Stressed-Out Skin: Offers Help to Repair Skin After Holiday, Travel, Late Nights or Business Stress
After the busyness of the holidays, skin is often the first thing to suffer. Learn how to create or renew healthy beauty habits and welcome the New Year with gorgeous skin with the latest article by Skincare Repair: Rejuvenate Skin after Holiday Travel, Business or a Late Night Out MarketWire

Eye Optics Aventura Is Expanding
Today Eye Optics Aventura announced its continued commitment to support north Miami Aventura and Sunny Isles by providing best of breed optical product lines combined with seasoned fashion savvy staff. MarketWire

Kaiser Foundation: In Memory of Edgar F. Kaiser Jr. OBC, LL.D (Hon)
The Kaiser Foundation is deeply saddened to announce that its Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edgar F. Kaiser, Jr. passed away yesterday. MarketWire

Sullivan & BGS Enter Into SBA Mentor-Protege Agreement
Sullivan International Group, Inc. (Sullivan) announced today the approval of a formal Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé (MP) agreement with Boston Government Services, LLC (BGS) MarketWire

Splunk Inc. Files Registration Statement for an Initial Public Offering
Splunk Inc. today announced that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. MarketWire

Demand for Original Oil Paintings Now Dominates in Boston Area Art Galleries
Since J. Todd Galleries' introduction into the Boston art market in the early 1980's, the demand for original oils has grown more than twenty-fold at the Wellesley, MA establishment according to Gallery Director, Robert Totaro. And Totaro says that the same phenomenon has held true across the Boston area, according to his network of area art dealers. MarketWire

Hollywood Producer Jon Peters Sued for Breach of Contract by California K-9 Academy, a Renowned Dog Training Facility in Burbank
As reported by TMZ today, California K-9 Academy, a renowned dog training facility located in Burbank, Calif., is suing Hollywood producer Jon Peters ("Rain Man," "Batman," "Batman Returns," "Flashdance") on nine charges stemming from his refusal to pay a past due bill totaling $21,374 for the long-term boarding of two dogs, named in the lawsuit as "Bear Peters" and "Beau Peters." MarketWire

Zephyr Goes Strapless at 2012 CES
Zephyr Technology, world leaders in Physiological Status Monitoring, unveils the Strapless BioHarness™ to support requirements from all market segments. The Strapless BioHarness™ utilizes standard off the shelf medical electrodes to mount the BioHarness™, further expanding the application of this versatile device. MarketWire

2012 Core FFO per Diluted Share Estimated to Range From $6.50 to $6.80
In the news release, "2012 Core FFO per Diluted Share Estimated to Range From $6.50 to $6.80," issued earlier today by Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS), we are advised by the company that the numbers assigned to the first two rows of the 2nd table were switched, as were bullets from the Assumptions section above it. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Mario Vilardi, DMD, Esteemed Periodontist and Laser Researcher, Adopts LANAP(R) Protocol
The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry is pleased to announce Mario Vilardi, DMD, has completed Laser BootCamp®, the initial three days of instruction in the LANAP® training continuum. Dr. Vilardi is a board certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology, and the founder of Dear Doctor magazine. MarketWire

TCI Business Capital Staff Drives Away Hunger
The staff at TCI Business Capital recently completed the third annual food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of St. Paul, MN. The food drive, which began in early December, netted 570 pounds of food, and $2,050.00 in cash donations. The donated food will provide 428 meals for needy families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. MarketWire

Kenergy Scientific, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KNSC) GREENSMART STORE Has Successful Holiday Season
Ken Glynn, President and CEO of GreenSmart Stores and Kenergy Scientific, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KNSC), today reported that the company's FLEMINGTON GREENSMART STORE had a successful Holiday season, even though it was shorter than expected. He reported that the day after Black Friday, winds affected local telephone lines and shut down internet service and cash register functions at the store MarketWire

Webtech Wireless Announces Strategic Review Process for NextBus
Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX: WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, announces that it is considering strategic alternatives with respect to its NextBus operations. Webtech Wireless is undertaking a process to consider the various options to extract value from its NextBus operations, including a possible sale of the NextBus business MarketWire

Highwoods Properties to Release Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Results on February 7
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that it will release fourth quarter and year-end results for 2011 on Tuesday, February 7, after the market closes. MarketWire

The Mexico Fund, Inc. Announces 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
The Mexico Fund, Inc. (NYSE: MXF) announced today that it will conduct its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on March 7, 2012, for stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 1, 2012. The meeting will be held at 9:30 am CST at the Boardroom of The St. Regis Houston Hotel, on the Mezzanine Level, located at 1919 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas, 77027. MarketWire

SERVPRO(R) Jumps to No. 4 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List
SERVPRO®, a disaster recovery and restoration franchise company, jumped up four notches on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking this year, moving to the No. 4 spot in 2012 from the No. 8 spot in 2011. This year's results make SERVPRO® No. 1 in the cleanup and restoration industry for the ninth consecutive year. MarketWire

Technology and Kids: Sylvan Learning Offers House Rules for "Digital" Kids
The holidays are over. The New Year has started. Over the holidays, many kids may have received tech-toys for gifts. Computers, video games, cell phones, and electronic screens are ubiquitous in our lives and the lives of our kids. As the New Year is getting underway, we want to keep our kids clearly focused rather than busily distracted MarketWire

Capital Product Partners L.P. Schedules Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast
Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP)today announced that, before the NASDAQ market open on January 31, 2012, itwill release financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31,2011 MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties to Issue C$200 Million of Senior Notes
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) today announced an offering of C$200 million of senior notes (unsecured) ("notes") with a January 17, 2017 maturity date and a yield of 4.30%. MarketWire

TeleCommunication Systems to Present at the Noble Eighth Annual Equity Conference on January 17, 2012
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, has been invited to present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Eighth Annual Equity Conference. The conference will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on January 17-18, 2012. MarketWire

Hollywood TV Editor David Dworetzky Joins Superbox, Inc. Advisory Board
SuperBox, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SBOX), a leading social interactive entertainment company that creatively develops and distributes original content across various media platforms, today announced the appointment of Hollywood TV Editor David Dworetzky to its Advisory Board. MarketWire

Unimax Releases New Version of Its Enterprise Telecom Administration Software -- 2nd Nature(R)
Unimax Systems Corporation®, a leading provider of Self-Service Telecom Management tools, Automated Telecom Management, and MAC Administration software, today unveiled a new version of 2nd Nature®, its unified voice administration product. MarketWire

January/February Issue of Eucalyptus Magazine Focuses on Healthy Eating on the Go, Diabetes and Education
Eucalyptus magazine, the only lifestyle magazine that focuses exclusively on health, wellness and green living in the San Francisco Bay Area, has just released its January/February 2012 issue. Feature stories include pieces on healthy eating on the go, education issues and Type 2 diabetes. The Food department explains the macrobiotic diet MarketWire

PSIGEN Expands Into Asia Pacific: Signs Distribution Agreement With UpFlow
PSIGEN Software, Inc., the leader in advanced capture and scanning solutions, is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement in the Asia Pacific region with UpFlow, an Australia-based company. The agreement will provide a distribution channel into Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand and India MarketWire

Fresh Start Private Inc. Appoints Ryan Fleming to Director of Marketing
Fresh Start Private Management Inc. (OTCBB: CEYY), a leader in the alcohol treatment and rehabilitation industry, is pleased to announce that Ryan Fleming has accepted the appointment as Director of Marketing for Fresh Start Private Inc. MarketWire

Primus Australia Signs NBN Co Wholesale Broadband Agreement
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (NYSE: PTGI) announced today that Primus Australia has signed NBN Co's Wholesale Broadband Agreement (WBA). MarketWire

Oak Valley Bancorp and Oak Valley Community Bank Appoint New Director
On January 3, 2012, the Boards of Directors of Oak Valley Bancorp (the "Company") (NASDAQ: OVLY) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Oak Valley Community Bank (the "Bank") appointed Daniel J. Leonard as a new director of the Company and the Bank. MarketWire

Antler Agency Launches Efforts for Magners' Third Annual Comedy Festival
Magners Irish Cider and Antler are again partners for the third annual Magners Comedy Festival to be held in Boston in January at five venues, according to Terry Lozoff, President and CEO of the independent experiential and digital marketing agency. MarketWire

Longhai Steel Inc. Announces New Board of Directors
Longhai Steel Inc. ("Longhai,") (OTCBB: LGHS), a producer of high quality steel wire products in the People's Republic of China, today announced the formation of a new Board of Directors. Steven Ross, Dr. Michael Grieves, Jeff Cooke and Marshall Toplansky have been appointed to fill vacancies on Longhai's Board, effective January 11, 2012. MarketWire

Radisphere 2011 Milestones: Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Impressive Customer Growth
Radisphere (, the only radiology provider offering proven accessibility and accountability to community hospitals, today announced several important milestones in 2011. MarketWire

NP Photonics, Inc. Awarded Aerospace Contract
NP Photonics, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar, two year product development contract by an undisclosed, strategic customer in the aerospace sector. MarketWire

Accela Opens Registration for Partner and Developer Conference at Squaw Valley
Accela, Inc., the leading provider of web- and cloud-based software for e-government, today opened registration for the Accela Partner & Developer Conference, to be held March 5 - 7, 2012, at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, Calif. The expanded event will spotlight the new features of Accela Automation® 7 MarketWire

Accela to Launch Software Development Program to Spur Mobile Government Applications
Accela, Inc., the leading provider of web- and cloud-based software for e-government, today unveiled its corporate and product strategy for m-government and its plans to offer a software development kit (SDK) that will significantly expand the volume of Accela-based mobile apps MarketWire

Need a Quick Room Makeover? Look to Lighting Solutions
(Family Features) Ever wonder how designers make the rooms you see in magazines or on decorating shows look so good? It doesn't always depend on paint colors or fabric choices. From fresh and airy, to intimate and cozy -- and everything in between -- lighting sets the tone of a room and should be an integral part of its design and layout MarketWire

Design a Winning Game Plan for Your Small Business
(Family Features) When it comes to starting your own business, having a good game plan is crucial -- especially for entrepreneurs. This is something former NFL starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe understands first-hand MarketWire

Life Lessons for Dogs and Pet Parents
(Family Features) Leash pulling, potty training issues, pet anxiety -- these are just a few everyday challenges that trouble many pet parents. In fact, behavioral problems are cited in the list of top reasons dogs are put in shelters, according to the American Humane Association. MarketWire

Adopting a Shelter Pet
(Family Features) If you're thinking about getting a new pet, consider going to an animal shelter to find that new family member. There are about 3,500 shelters in the United States that serve an estimated 5 to 7 million homeless animals, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. MarketWire

Add Some Excitement to Your Routine
(Family Features) The benefits of an active lifestyle extend far beyond enhancing your body. Get out of a rut and add some excitement to your routine. A little change can go a long way and help you stay motivated. MarketWire

Uncovering Facts About a Leading Cancer Treatment: Radiotherapy
(Family Features) Forty years ago, President Nixon declared a "War on Cancer." Since then, there have been impressive advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment, and most importantly, improved survival rates for many types of cancer. People facing a cancer diagnosis today have more options than ever MarketWire

Starting a Business in 2012? Here Are 10 Tips From Entrepreneurship Experts at Community Colleges on How to Get Started
As the high unemployment rate lingers, many unemployed or underemployed people are considering making 2012 the year they start their own businesses. But where do you start? Here are 10 tips about key things to consider before taking the entrepreneurial plunge from experts at community colleges that are members of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) (http://www MarketWire

Enjoy February 2012 Weekend Winter Events Along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Benzie County, Michigan
Wintertime outdoor activities and innovativeevents in BenzieCounty inspire visitors to come to this Northern Michigan region alongthe Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore recently dubbed the "MostBeautiful Place in America" by viewers of ABC's "Good Morning America MarketWire

Amwest Imaging to Take SMS Technology to the Customer Engagement Technology World Conference in San Francisco
Amwest Imaging Incorporated (OTCBB: AMWI) has announced they will be at the Customer Engagement Technology World Conference in San Francisco, CA in March of this year. They will be displaying the SMS technology offered through to businesses looking to engage their customers through mobile technology. MarketWire

Build-A-Bear Workshop Seeks Service-Minded Kids to Join Ranks of Hundreds of Huggable Heroes... and Counting
As the country prepares to celebrate Dr. MartinLuther King, Jr.'s birthday with a Day of Service, Build-A-Bear Workshop® launches itsninth annual search for Huggable Heroes®. This group will be made up ofinspiring young leaders who have a commitment to serve, help others, andmake a difference in their community MarketWire

Cal-Bay Technology Systems to Produce Commercial Energy Saving Units
Cal-Bay International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CBYI) today announced the company's new "Technology Systems Division" will be producing its own brand of commercial application Energy Saving Units known as "EST Systems." MarketWire

Michael Mathieu Joins Affine as CEO and Chairman; Andy Miller Added to Company's Board of Directors; Company Closes $5M Equity Financing
Affine, the San Francisco-based leader in contextual online video targeting, announced today that digital media veteran, Michael Mathieu, will be joining as CEO and Chairman adding to Affine's rapidly growing team. Affine also closed a $5 million round of funding led by Crosslink and existing investor Highland Capital Partners MarketWire

ROF Receives Preliminary Heliborne Geophysical Results and Signs Drill Contract; Proposes Company Name Change
Ring of Fire Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "ROF") (TSX VENTURE: ROF) (FRANKFURT: RG5) (PINKSHEETS: HWKPF) is pleased to announce that the company has received preliminary heliborne geophysical results from its recently completed 6,439 line kilometres of Heliborne Mag, TEM, VLF and Radiometric survey over parts of Project 81, in the Timmins area of Northern Ontario MarketWire

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Announces Its Fourth Quarter Distribution
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) announced today the Partnership's fourth quarter 2011 cash distribution. The distribution of $0.448553 per common unit represents activity for the three-month period ended December 31, 2011 and is payable on February 2, 2012 to common unitholders of record as of January 23, 2012. MarketWire

First Foundation Inc. Expands Advisory Team
First Foundation Inc. ("First Foundation"), anIrvine based financial firm that provides integrated investment management,wealth planning, consulting, trust and banking services is pleased toannounce that Richard Lange, Vice President of Business Development andPamela Rubin Cohen, Ed.M., Vice President of Foundation Services havejoined First Foundation Advisors. MarketWire

Enter the Madness of College Basketball With's College Hoops Fan of the Year Challenge
Hit the hardwood with thisbasketball season and show off your team colors with the College Hoops Fanof the Year Contest. The perfect time to don the body paint, foam fingersand more, fans are encouraged to put their game face on beginning nowthrough February 29, 2012, and enter to win a weekend in Las Vegas for theregional finals during the championship tournament. MarketWire

JobOn Enhances Video Service With National Job Listings
Just a few months after launching itsvideo job board in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area, JobOnhas completed a build out of the website and now hosts nationwide job rolesto which seekers can apply by video. MarketWire

ARC Advisory Group Delivers Mobile Access to Website
ARC AdvisoryGroup, the leading global research and advisory firm for manufacturing,industry, and infrastructure, announces that its website, delivering newsand market intelligence, is optimized for iPhone, iPad, and other smartmobile devices. MarketWire

New Year, New Savings: 'Save Our Water' Offers Top Tips for Conserving in 2012
With a recent state survey showingCalifornia's snowpack moisture at record-low levels, 2012 is off to a dry-- and unpredictable -- start. MarketWire

Supertex Schedules Third Fiscal Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call
Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX) plans to announce financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2011, after the market close on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. MarketWire

GAO Report Cites Need for Congress to Update Liability Risk Retention Act
The Government Accountability Office (GAO)report issued this week cites the need to update the Liability RiskRetention Act of 1986 (LRRA) but does not go far enough in affirming theauthority for Risk Retention Groups (RRG) to operate nationally with onlylimited regulation by states where RRGs are not licensed, says the NationalRisk Retention Association. MarketWire

H&R Block Launches One-of-a-Kind Tax Preparation Solution: Block Live
The company that invented the retail tax preparation industry continues to redefine the way taxpayers will complete their tax returns now and in the future. Today, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) launched a brand new service, Block Live(SM), which allows taxpayers to have their tax return prepared by an H&R Block tax professional in real time via online video conference or chat. MarketWire

Efacec's Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Receive ETL Certification
Efacec USA's QC50 DC Fast Charging station has now received ETL certification as Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVCE) for both public and commercial use. The extensive testing required to achieve ETL certification ensures that the Fast Charger meets the highest possible safety standards for use in both wet and dry weather conditions. The QC50 DC is also CHAdeMO and CE certified. MarketWire

Blog Advice Drives Consumer Electronics Purchasing for Nearly Three-Quarters of Online Women, Reports BlogHer Inc.
BlogHer Inc., the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women, today announced the results of the BlogHer Consumer Electronics Study. The study compares and contrasts a sample from the BlogHer community of 37 million women and a general population sample of online women in the U.S MarketWire

Space Foundation Names AGI's STK a Certified Educational Product
AGI today announced that its STK software has become a Certified Educational Product of the Space Foundation. Already a Space Foundation Certified Space Technology, STK was added to the Certified Educational Product category for its use in the Space Foundation Discovery Institute's (SFDI) AGI Space Missions Simulator in Colorado Springs, CO. MarketWire

ZBB Energy Corporation Receives UL 1741 Certification for Its ZBB EnerSection Power & Energy Control Center
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today it has received the ETL listing to UL 1741 certification from Intertek Testing Services for its 25kW grid-tie inverter module of the ZBB EnerSection™ power and energy control center MarketWire

Kensington Tours Presents Your Ticket to Hollywood Award Season
Looking to rub shoulders with A-listers like Kanye West, George Clooney, or Kate Winslet? Well brush the dust off your tux and shine those diamonds as Hollywood's award season is upon us and you no longer have to be a celebrity to see it firsthand. Kensington Tours (http://www.kensingtontours MarketWire

Zephyr Real Estate Announces Top Producer of the Year
Danielle Lazier has been named Zephyr Real Estate's Top Producer of 2011. Having sold 60 properties during the year, Lazier ranks among the top one-half of one percent of real estate agents in all of San Francisco. MarketWire

Ingenico and Voltage Security Enable Best in Class End-to-End Payment Data Protection on Cutting Edge POS Devices
Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions and Voltage Security®, the world leader in data-centric encryption and key management; today announced that they have partnered to simplify end-to-end payment data protection at point-of-sale MarketWire

Post-Holiday Carpet Cleaning Made Easy
A new year has begun and the holidays are over, but chances are, the ghosts of parties and gatherings past still haunt your carpets in the form of stains and ground in dirt. Thankfully, giving your home a deep down upholstery and carpet cleaning is actually easier than you might think MarketWire

SHSU Earns Top Recognition in Online Education
Sam Houston State University's online education has been recognized as a "Top Online Education Program" by the U.S. News and World Report in three categories and has received an "Honor Roll" designation, the magazine announced Tuesday. MarketWire

Metrolist Launches Real Estate Website Designed to Make Finding Homes Easier for Coloradans
Metrolist® has officially re-launched www.REColorado MarketWire

Sales Surge in Parkland's Heron Bay With 65 New Homes Sold During 2011
WCI Communities closed the year with the sale of 65 new homes in Parkland's Heron Bay, meeting the company's aggressive residential sales projections. WCI began sales of its 196 new homes in May 2011. More than two thirds of the homesites released (65 out of 98) have been sold with new homesites opening; construction is underway on 35 of the homes. MarketWire

Music & Arts Names New Director of Marketing
Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in the country, has hired Anjan Shah as director of marketing. A dedicated musician with a passion for music performance, appreciation and education, Shah contributes more than 18 years of experience in entertainment and retail marketing with a special emphasis on the music industry. MarketWire

TokBox Appoints David Ovadia, Former Flip Video Head of Product
TokBox, creators of the OpenTok Video Platform, today announced the appointment of David Ovadia as Vice President of Products. Mr. Ovadia was formerly head of product management for Flip Video software where he led development of the video sharing and social networking platform FlipShare, the cornerstone of Flip Video's viral growth and leadership in the camcorder sector. MarketWire

Westport Capital Partners Acquires Scottsdale Office Building and Deer Valley Flex-Industrial Property
Real estate investment firm Westport Capital Partners LLC announced that it has closed on the purchase of a 150,000 square foot office building located at Scottsdale Financial Center II in Scottsdale, Arizona. The acquisition is on the heels of a prior acquisition of a 124,000 square foot flex-industrial park located in Deer Valley, Arizona known as Pinnacle Peak Business Park. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's IHLP(R) Production Line at Be'er Sheva, Israel Plant Receives Sony Green Partner Certification
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company's IHLP® production line at its Be'er Sheva, Israel, plant has received Sony Green Partner certification through 2013 MarketWire

Texas, Florida Lead Transformation on Digital Textbook Adoptions
Florida and Texas led a major push for digital materials in the classroom in 2011, strengthening the foundation for the use of technology in textbook adoption states. According to a recent report from publishing forecast firm Simba Information, sales generated from state textbook adoption programs totaled $660 million in 2011. MarketWire

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) Offering Nationwide Assistance With Short Sales
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) announced today it has added its eighth multiple listing service (MLS) with the MRED web-based implementation of the Fannie Mae Short Sale Assistance Desk (SSAD). MarketWire

Golden Phoenix Files NI 43-101 Technical Report on SEDAR for Santa Rosa Gold Mine, Panama
Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. ("Golden Phoenix") (OTCBB: GPXM) is pleased to announce that on behalf of Golden Phoenix Panama, S.A MarketWire

Internet's Premier Stock Portfolio Completes 2011 With an Astounding 51.5% Gain
Last year was a volatile one for U.S. markets. Despite the violent market swings, the S&P 500 finished essentially unchanged for the year. But through all of the wild market swings, the BullTrade Newsletter persevered. The Dow fell 6% in September, but through creative defensive posturing, the BullTrade Newsletter was able to escape from 5 positions without a loss MarketWire

Kauffman Foundation Announces Grant for Utility Technology Challenge
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a grant to support the Utility Technology Challenge, the national competition matching clean technology solutions with utility and industry partners. Kauffman's support contributes $50,000 to the funding pool of up to $100,000 in awards for demonstration projects and services for Challenge winners. MarketWire

RentJuice Rent Index Reveals Chicago Renters Finally Catching a Break
Asking rents in Chicago dropped by four percent since the end of the third quarter in 2011 (New Yorkers weren't so lucky), according to data from the third quarterly RentJuice Rent Index in Chicago. The analysis was today released by RentJuice, which offers lease marketing technology to thousands of real estate property managers and brokers MarketWire

TrueBridge Capital Partners Closes Second Fund at $342 Million
TrueBridge Capital Partners, a boutique alternative asset investment firm, today announced that its second venture capital and growth equity fund-of-funds, TrueBridge-Kauffman Fellows Endowment Fund II, L.P. ("Fund II"), closed at $342 million, exceeding both its initial target and the size of its first fund. TrueBridge currently manages over $700 million in assets across its funds-of-funds. MarketWire

Louisiana Food Co. Seizes Opportunity to Diversify Operations, Launches Website
Louisiana Food Company (OTCBB: LUSI), a purveyor of "Certified" Louisiana specialty food products, today announced that it has launched an online poker website, -- will feature free Texas Hold 'em virtual tables and, until licensing is obtained, is a for-entertainment-only site, legal for all users, including those in the United States. MarketWire

Fantasy Politics Puts Fun Into 2012 Election Season
Fanitics ( is a Facebook application similar in concept to fantasy football, but focuses instead on politicians and their political performance. The game tracks presidential candidates, governors and Congressional members on metrics like fundraising, polling, media mentions, bill tracking, and more MarketWire

Daxor Announces That the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona Acquires BVA-100 Blood Volume Analyzer
Daxor Corporation (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the receipt of a signed trial agreement from the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona MarketWire

Chester Springs Animal Hospital Aids Companion Dog Service
A veterinary clinic for the Chester Springs, Downingtown and Exton area is stepping up to donate essential pet care to a service dog who will act as a service or companion animal to an individual seeking greater independence MarketWire

Encinitas and Cardiff by the Sea Chiropractic Center Connects With Patients on Social Media
Gold Coast Chiropractic announced that the wellness center is expanding its presence on social media to better connect with patients. The chiropractors use Facebook and Twitter to keep patients up-to-date with information about chiropractic techniques and news at the practice MarketWire

Akron and Uniontown Dental Care Offices Launch New Website
Dr. Craig C. Lanik, a dentist with offices in Akron and Uniontown, has just released a new website for the family dentistry practice, Peak Dental Arts. The new website features a library covering a wide variety of dental care topics such as general and pediatric dentistry, as well as cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry MarketWire

Tucson Chiropractor Launches New Website for Enhanced Patient Communication
Carrion Chiropractic Clinic in Tucson announced the launch of a new website, The practice's website was redesigned to enhance patient communications and expand access to pain management information MarketWire

Aberdeen Publishes BI, Service Management, GSM, Wireless & Mobility, IT Infrastructure Research
Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), today announced the publication of new research reports from its Marketing Effectiveness and Strategy, Service Management, Global Supply Management, Wireless & Mobility, and Information Lifecycle research practices. MarketWire

Rauxa Acquires Digital Firm ThoughtMatrix
Rauxa, a full-service direct marketing agency, today announced it has acquired ThoughtMatrix, a San Francisco-based digital design and development firm. The deal will expand Rauxa's portfolio of digital and integrated services, adding expertise in leading-edge technology, creative talent and social influence marketing leadership. MarketWire

Epicor Showcases Innovative Mobility and Multi-Channel Retail Wares at NRF 2012
In only a few more days, Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, will join the retail elite in New York City for NRF -- the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & EXPO MarketWire

Crown Equity Holdings Inc. Announces Dividend
Crown Equity Holdings Inc.( (OTCBB: CRWE) announced today that its Board of Directors has adopted a resolution to a dividend consisting of one common share of Crown Tele Services Inc. ( for every 100 shares of Crown Equity Holdings Inc. common shares. Fractional shares will be rounded up to the next whole share. MarketWire

Russell Developed Europe Index: Finland Has Best European Start to 2012 as Spain, Italy and Greece Start Slowly Through January 11th
Year-to-date through January 11th, 2012:The top five countries include Finland (+2.3%), Germany (+2.0%), Luxembourg (+1.9%), Sweden (+1.6%) and the United Kingdom (+1.0%) according to the Russell Developed Europe Index The United Kingdom was the 5th best performing country according to the Russell Developed Europe Index. It returned (+1.0%) this year against a return of (-0 MarketWire

Thrive World Wide Establishes Sales Teams in Miami, Orlando and Nashville
Thrive World Wide (OTCQB: TWWI) (PINKSHEETS: TWWI) has hired Sales teams in Miami, Orlando and Nashville. These sales team are experienced in local retail sales and are well versed in dealing with National retail chains and global brands. This team will be responsible for acquiring merchants to market their deals on MarketWire

Bitzio, Inc. Expands Executive Team Amid Record Year of Growth
Bitzio, Inc. ("Bitzio" or "the Company") (OTCBB: BTZO) today announced it has added two new executive team members. Peter Parks has been named Chief Marketing Officer and John Swartz joins the Company as Chief Technology Officer MarketWire

Green Energy Solution Industries, Inc. Looks to the $122.28 Billion Dollar Carbon Credit Global Market as Revenue Enhancement
Green Energy Solution Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SATM) announces that they will look to enter the global Carbon Credit market as part of the Western Climate Initiative (WIC). Carbon markets across the world were valued at 96 billion euros ($122.28 billion) last year, up 4 percent on 2010. GESI will look to its waste rail tie to energy production to enter and enjoy this revenue enhancer. MarketWire

CBX Expert Gives History Channel a Primer on Convenience Store Design
Convenience stores might not top the average person's list of marvelous technological achievements, but as The History Channel's "Modern Marvels" makes clear in a new episode on the convenience-store phenomenon, there is much more to America's go-to pit stops than coffee, soda, snacks and hot dogs MarketWire

Green Star Products 2012 Business Outlook
Today, Mr. Joseph LaStella, President of Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI), announced the Company's progress for 2011 and the outlook for the New Year. MarketWire

dressbarn Helps Women Choose the Right Styles, Fabrics and Accessories to Create a Slimmer Looking Appearance Now
According to a recent Gallup Poll, today's average woman weighs 22 pounds more than her ideal weight. For the many with a New Year's resolution to drop a few pounds in 2012, this figure weighs even more heavily on the mind. Losing weight is a gradual process; it takes time and commitment MarketWire

Seven Arts Announces Start of Principal Photography on "Schism"
Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: SAPX) ("Seven Arts") announced today that principal photography on "Schism," the first film to be produced by Dark Arts, a division of Seven Arts' affiliate, Esplanade Pictures LLC ("Esplanade"), will start on Monday, January 16th in New Orleans. MarketWire

AERN Identifies Rework Targets and Sells Oil
AER Energy Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AERN) is pleased to announce today that the Copeland, Allie Wade and South Wade leases have successfully sold the first 131 bbls of oil in 2012. Wade Well Service, LLC (a private company) was retained to operate the 3 leases located in Archer and Young Counties, Texas. MarketWire

Corvus Gold Intersects 7.5 metres @ 3.3 g/t Gold & 2.7 metres @ 681 g/t Silver on its Chisna Project, Alaska
Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") (TSX: KOR)(OTCQX: CORVF) announces the final drill and additional surface sampling results from the summer exploration program at the Golden Range target area on its large Chisna Project located in south-central Alaska. The Company has been informed by its joint venture partner, Ocean Park Ventures Corp MarketWire

Highwoods Properties Closes $225 Million Seven-Year, Unsecured Term Loan and Related Swaps
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that it has closed on a new seven-year $225 million unsecured term loan. On December 14th, the Company had announced fully executed loan commitments totaling $200 million, which it expected to close in January. The term loan matures in the first quarter of 2019 and is prepayable without penalty beginning in the first quarter of 2016 MarketWire

Mike Sevret and Jim Martini Join Cross River Fiber's Executive Team
Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based, boutique dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider, announce the additions of Mike Sevret as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and Jim Martini as Chief Financial Officer. MarketWire

National Safe Boating Council Offers Training Opportunities, Financial Support for Close-Quarters Course
What is the recipe for success? Try one part ambition, one part training and you get the National Safe Boating Council's (NSBC) training courses for professionals MarketWire

Lucid Meetings Integrates Glance Instant Screen Sharing Into Virtual Meeting Service
Glance Networks (, which provides the best instant screen-sharing tool for sales and support professionals, announced today that Lucid Meetings has integrated Glance's service as part of its offering. Lucid users can now integrate Glance sessions into their own meetings allowing participants access from any device, be it desktop or mobile. MarketWire

Parametric Sound Announces Next Generation of Technology
Parametric Sound Corporation (OTCBB: PAMT), a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, announced today an important upgrade to its HSS-3000 product line. With a combination of a new DSP and important software enhancements (Version 2), HyperSonic Sound (HSS) now produces a crisp, clean and unique sound image compared to traditional audio systems. MarketWire

GreenLight Selected to Represent Rights to Name, Image and Likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
GreenLight, LLC (, a global media licensing, talent negotiation and rights representation consultancy, today announced that it has been selected to represent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most recognized and respected leaders of the civil rights movement MarketWire

Sigma Designs Extends Intel WiDi Technology for Peer-to-Peer Streaming Over Wi-Fi to Multi-Function Media Players
CES 2012 -- Sigma Designs, the leader in connected media platforms, today announced that it is adding Intel's Wireless Display (WiDi) technology to its set top box (STB) reference designs, enabling consumer electronics partners to deliver a wider range of viewable content, by streaming content from notebooks wirelessly to a HDTV via a STB. MarketWire

Strong Showing: Avolve Software Electronic Plan Systems for State and Local Government Surge in Q4 2011, Fueling Prospects for 2012 Growth
Avolve Software Corporation saw a surge in its Q4 2012 sales, possibly indicating that large and small jurisdictions across North America are gearing up for recovery and responding to the core benefits of electronic plan solutions for operations and commercial/citizen services -- positively impacting prospects for community growth and development. MarketWire

Sigma Designs Teams With Avtrex and Syabas Middleware Providers for Its Ultra Thin Set-Top Box Solution
CES 2012 -- Sigma Designs, the world leader in connected media platforms, today announced it has teamed with Avtrex, Inc. and Syabas Technologies to add leading software and middleware technology to the industry's most advanced platform reference design, the Ultra Thin Set-Top Box MarketWire

Sigma Designs Enables Cost Effective HD Video Conferencing to the Living Room
CES 2012 -- Sigma Designs, the world leader in connected media platforms, today introduced a suite of home video conferencing solutions aimed at the consumer electronics market MarketWire

Sigma Designs' Z-Wave Technology Recognized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
CES 2012 -- Sigma Designs, a leader in connected media platforms and home networking technologies, confirmed that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has developed a new sub 1GHz narrow band wireless standard. The ITU-T G.9959 standard is largely based on the Z-Wave technology and defines backwards compatibility to the Z-Wave standard. MarketWire

Sigma Designs and Qualcomm Atheros to Demonstrate Development Platform for Emerging Wi-Fi Display Standard at CES 2012
CES 2012 -- Sigma Designs, the leader in connected media platforms, today announced a joint Wi-Fi Display / DLNA IPTV reference design with Qualcomm Atheros Inc., the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated MarketWire

Avaya Announces Executive Appointments
Avaya, a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, today announced new appointments and changes to the company's senior executive committee. MarketWire

Digital DataVoice | DDV Launches New Website Devoted to Contact Center Technology Solutions
Digital DataVoice | DDV launched a website devoted to contact center technology solutions on January 11, 2012. MarketWire

City Capital Corporation -- Green Energy Expansion -- New Acquisition Offers Solar Power and LED Lighting Nationwide
Having a firm belief that Green Energy is a sound investment as a necessity for the world's future energy requirements, City Capital Corporation (PINKSHEETS: CTCC) has acquired Strategic Energy and Power (STEP), a Nevada-based startup that manufactures, installs, sells and distributes solar installations and LED lighting MarketWire

Precise Selects Connotate to Provide Clients With Access to Key Web Data

Casale Media Announces It Is the Exclusive Online Media Sales Partner for
Casale Media (, Canada's largest independent online media technology company, announced today it has been chosen to exclusively represent the online advertising inventory for TMX Group's financial information website,, to national advertisers across Canada. This new partnership extends Casale Media and TMXmoney MarketWire

More Solid Than Wood, the Highwood USA Story
If you had the chance to walk through Highwood USA's Tamaqua, Pa., facility, you would see a wide range of American-made products being hand-crafted with premium synthetic wood. Dominated by warm earth tones and clean white lines, the material has a pleasing texture and unique character. The facility is filled with attractive Adirondack chairs featuring lap top trays and ottomans MarketWire

Local Man Rallies Broncos Fans Through Social Media
An Erie, Colo. life-long Broncos fan is executing a plan to amass 15,000 fans by kickoff of Saturday's game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots on the Facebook page he's created. MarketWire

Crosshair Announces Initial Uranium Resource at Juniper Ridge
Crosshair Energy Corp. (TSX: CXX)(NYSE Amex: CXZ) ("Crosshair") is pleased to announce the results of the initial independent National Instrument (NI) 43-101 Mineral Resource estimate on the Juniper Ridge Project, in southern Wyoming. The estimate includes a total indicated resource of 5.2 million pounds of uranium oxide, using a grade thickness (GT) cut-off of 0 MarketWire

Blast Applications Interview on StockTradersTalk Radio
Blast Applications, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLAP), a developer and marketer of cell phones apps, will be featured guest in an exclusive live interview tonight at 8pm EST. MarketWire

IGC Announces Preview of Zero-Footprint Brava HTML Viewer
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a leader in viewing, collaboration and redaction technology, announces a preview is available of its upcoming Brava® Enterprise HTML client ("Brava HTML"). Already available with ActiveX, Java and Flash clients, the new HTML client will provide a zero-footprint, cross-platform option with an elegant, streamlined interface MarketWire

Korea Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Stock Dividend Details
Korea Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KEF) (the "Fund"), a closed-end equity fund, previously announced a dividend distribution of $3.065 per share payable on January 18, 2012 to shareholders of record as of November 30, 2011. The ex-dividend date was November 28, 2011. The distribution is comprised of short-term capital gains of $0.46 per share and long-term capital gains of $2.605 per share. MarketWire

Fisher Communications Elects Peter E. Murphy to Its Board of Directors
Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in local media innovation, today announced the election of Peter E. Murphy to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Murphy fills the vacant Board seat formerly occupied by Roger Ogden, who resigned from the Board in October 2011. MarketWire

Filipina-American Songwriter, Liza Pesnell, Has Great Chart Success in 2011
Liza Manaloto Pesnell; a Filipina-American songwriter for her band, Cutting Edge, had great success at radio stations around the world in 2011, including five songs that charted on various charts in the U.S. Cutting Edge is a band based in Phoenix, Arizona and was formed by Liza Pesnell, her husband, David Pesnell, and William Zimmerman in 1998. MarketWire

Southern Cross Selects JDSU to Ensure Quality 10G, 40G and 100G Networks
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) announced today that Southern Cross Cable Network selected JDSU's T-BERD/MTS-8000 V2 40 G/100 G Transport Module to help ensure the non-interrupted delivery of high-bandwidth services over its high-speed submarine, trans-Pacific cable infrastructure MarketWire

LeadMD Acquires CRM Services Company Marketing Engine
LeadMD, a provider of marketing automation services, has acquired Marketing Engine, a CRM services company that specializes in implementation. With the acquisition, LeadMD will expand upon their marketing-to-sales solution that includes process development, integration of CRM and marketing automation software, demand generation best practices, and content development MarketWire

National Press Club and Webbmedia Group Partner to Offer Hands-On Digital Skills Training
Webbmedia Group and the National Press Club Journalism Institute today announced a partnership to train communications professionals. Beginning January, Webbmedia Group will offer weekly training sessions to National Press Club members and to the public on a variety of digital/ social media topics. MarketWire

iflybags Helps Travel Agents Comply With DOT Regulations
Farelogix announced today that travel agencies can link to and use data from as part of their strategy to comply with new U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) airline baggage fee disclosure rules (under sections 399.85(b) & 399.85(c)) that take effect January 24, 2012. MarketWire

Quture/TCLN Announces Appointment of Richard Fantozzi, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer
Techs Loanstar, Inc. (OTCQB: TCLN) (PINKSHEETS: TCLN) and Quture, Inc. ("Quture") announce selection of Richard D. Fantozzi, M.D., F.A.C.S., as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of its Board of Directors. Dr. Fantozzi was selected for his prominence, expertise and experience as a physician, regulator, and business leader MarketWire

Trulia Leverages Big Data and Consumer Behavior to Launch Trulia Insight for Real Estate Professionals
Trulia, a leading site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, today announced Trulia Insight, a new service that provides high quality leads to real estate professionals by leveraging big data sourced through Trulia's consumer search dataset MarketWire

East Coast Diversified Corporation Announces the Delivery of Oil Tanker Monitoring Solution to Cynox in Nigeria
East Coast Diversified Corporation (OTCBB: ECDC) announced a partner agreement between EarthSearch Communications and Cynox, a top Nigerian technological solutions provider. EarthSearch's cutting-edge Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) will be coupled with Russian-built level sensor technology to monitor fuel levels in oil tankers. MarketWire

Thought Equity Motion Names Entertainment Industry Veteran, J.R. DeLang, to Board of Directors
Thought Equity Motion, Inc. -- a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services -- today announced that J.R. DeLang, a recognized leader in the media and entertainment space, has joined the company's Board of Directors. MarketWire

Renewed B&F Marine Emerges From Bankruptcy
National restructuring and turnaround firm ACM Capital Partners announced that its client, B & F Marine, Inc., one of Miami's oldest marine retailers, has successfully emerged from protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. MarketWire

Ad Network and Publishing Company PK4 Media Acquires JSFour Media and Technology
PK4 Media, the premium online video advertising network and publishing company, today announced the acquisition of JSFour, a media and technology company. As part of the acquisition JSFour founder Jimi Smoot will join PK4 Media as the VP of Product Development. The two companies have been in collaboration to develop an advanced video distribution platform named Bishop. MarketWire

Compass Labs Adds Active Consumer Preference Insights to Social Media Advertising Platform
Social advertising technology company Compass Labs announced today that it has added Active Consumer Preference Insights (aCPI) Modeling to its proprietary advertising platform. The move advances Compass Labs' IQ platform, CLIQ, to a new level of performance and further establishes the company as a leader in the science behind smarter social advertising. MarketWire

Zumbox and Catalog Choice Partner to Digitize Consumer Postal Mailboxes
Zumbox, the leader in digital postal mail services, today announced an agreement with Catalog Choice, the nation's leading mail preference service. In Q1 2012, Zumbox digital mail users will be able to opt out of catalogs, donation requests, circulars and other printed brochures through their Zumbox account MarketWire

Magnolia Solar Issues Letter to Shareholders
Magnolia Solar Corporation (OTCBB: MGLT) ("Magnolia Solar") announces that it has issued a letter to shareholders reviewing milestones that the company achieved during 2011. Magnolia Solar demonstrated several breakthroughs during the year, including a range of advances superior to traditional solar cell technology MarketWire

Oracle Introduces Netra SPARC T4 Servers for Next Generation Communications Networks
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Billeo's Active eWallet(TM) API Gives Card Issuers a Direct Connection to Consumer's eWallets
Today Billeo, Inc., the creator of apps that help consumers save time and money while shopping or paying bills online, announced its Active eWallet API™, a tool that allows card issuers to add their cards as a payment option in Billeo's Active Context™ platform. By adding a credit, debit, prepaid or gift card to Billeo's platform, the issuer is instantly connected to the more than 1 MarketWire

Lantronix to Sponsor and Present at Arrow Electronics 2012 M2M Seminar Series
Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions that enable virtually any electronic device or machine to communicate and share data with applications and people, today announced it has been selected to sponsor and present its M2M (machine-to-machine) connectivity solutions at Arrow's M2M Seminar Series MarketWire

CareCloud Enters Electronic Health Record Market, Unveils Complete ONC-ATCB Meaningful Use Certification
Today, cloud-based healthcare solution provider CareCloud announced its official entrance into the electronic health record (EHR) market. CareCloud Charts' breakthrough user interface is a revolutionary approach to maintaining and sharing patient medical information across the continuum of care while accelerating, rather than hindering, clinical workflow. MarketWire

Corporation Service Company Provides Insight Into ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain Program
Today the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) officially opened the application process for its New Generic Top-Level Domain Program. In one of the biggest changes the Internet has ever seen, the program will potentially introduce hundreds, if not thousands, of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Corporation Service Company (CSC) (www.cscglobal MarketWire

Lone Star Gold, Inc. Is Pleased to Provide Investors With Activities Surrounding the First Phase of Work on Mexico-Based Tailings Project
Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") is pleased to provide a break-down of activities happening or due to happen surrounding Phase 1 of work on the 65% interest in the San Antonio del Potrero mine tailings project ("Tailings Project"). MarketWire

W. P. Carey Total 2011 Investment Volume Exceeds $1.2 Billion Financings and Refinancings Top $650 Million
Investment firm W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (NYSE: WPC) announced its 2011 investment volume and related financing and leasing activities. MarketWire

Round Hill Music and Adage Classics Acquire Publishing Rights to Early Beatles Hits
Round Hill Music and Adage Classics are pleased to announce they have acquired rights to GIL/GPS, an iconic catalog of music containing six of the most popular songs written and recorded by the Beatles. MarketWire

Travellution, the Travel Social Network, Constitutes an Advisory Board of Experts in eTourism, Digital Media and Financing
Travellution, the travel social network connecting travelers, announces the constitution of an Advisory Board made up of experts in tourism, digital media and finance. MarketWire

CommerceTel Deploys Patented Mobile Marketing Technology to More Than 1,600 Locations for a Major Quick-Service Restaurant Franchise
CommerceTel Corporation (OTCQB: MFON) (PINKSHEETS: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, announced today that a major quick-service restaurant franchise has deployed CommerceTel's mobile marketing technology to more than 1,600 locations nationwide. MarketWire

Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable aviation fuel used for the first time on an intercontinental Lufthansa flight
Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable aviation fuelwill be used for the first time topower an intercontinental flight when Lufthansa flies a regular scheduledservice from Frankfurt to Washington D.C. using the fuel on 12 January MarketWire

WABCO Wins Record Number of 'Supplier Excellence' Awards in China; 2011 Marks Superlative Performance Serving Major Commercial Vehicle Makers
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that WABCO has been honored with seven top supplier awards in China. This record achievement is recognition by seven leading Chinese manufacturers of commercial vehicles for WABCO's superlative performance during 2011. MarketWire

Nyxio(R) in Talks With Major Consumer Electronics Distributor
Nyxio Technologies Corporation (OTCBB: NYXO) ("Nyxio" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cutting edge "Smart TV" and consumer electronics devices, is very pleased to advise it has entered into discussion towards a potentially national distribution agreement with respected east coast distributor M. Rothman & Co. ("MRC") of New Jersey. MarketWire

Aragon Holdings Acquisitions Top $180 Million With Apartment Purchase in Dallas
Marking its tenth acquisition in Texas in just three years, Aragon Holdings ( has purchased Rockbrook Creek Apartments, a 342-unit Class A multi-family property located in Lewisville, Texas, in the desirable northwestern area of Dallas. MarketWire

China Global Media, Inc. Announces $2.6 Million Radio Advertisement Placement Agency Agreements
China Global Media, Inc. (OTCBB: CGLO) is pleased to announce that Changsha North Latitude 30 Cultural Communications Co., Ltd. ("North Latitude"), one of CGLO's affiliated operating entities, has entered two one-year industry specific advertisement placement agency agreements with Hunan Golden Eagle 955 Radio Station ("Golden Eagle") MarketWire

The ROHO Group Honors Representative Jerry Costello's Years of Service to the Community and to The ROHO Group
The ROHO Group, manufacturer of support surface products for medical and consumer applications, honored U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, on January 5, 2012, for his 23 years of service to the Metro-East, as well as his dedication to supporting wheelchair users and the disability community. The ceremony took place at 3 p.m MarketWire

Introducing the Koss ProDJ200 Stereophone
Koss Corporation, the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based high fidelity stereophone manufacturer and inventor of the world's first SP/3 Stereophone in 1958, has introduced the ProDJ200 to their Professional DJ product line. MarketWire

Azul Systems Arms Retailers for 2012: Retailers Can Break Sales Records Without Breaking Their IT Systems
The record-breaking holiday season of 2011 continued an important trend: holiday crowds aren't rushing to brick-and-mortar stores anymore. Instead, consumers, who spent $18.7 billion online during the 2011 holidays(1), are flocking to online sites for their seasonal shopping MarketWire

Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. Reports Fiscal Second Quarter Results
Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEDH), a leading provider of supplemental educational material for the K-12 school market, today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended November 30, 2011. MarketWire

Developers Study Maryland for Addition of More Than 4,600 Megawatts of Power Generation, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Maryland developers are looking at the development of more than 4,600 megawatts (MW) of power generation to be added between 2013 and the end of 2017. More than 85% of this new generation will be from renewable sources. MarketWire

XRoads Networks Announces Partnership With CVA Mexico
XRoads Networks, the leading developer of unified bandwidth management (UBM) appliances in the world, today announced it has entered into a new distribution agreement that will enable the company to extend its global reach and broadly promote its products in Mexico with CVA, one of the largest technology distributors in the country. MarketWire

ActiveState Stackato Now Supports Private PaaS on HP Cloud Services
ActiveState -- whose software enables developers and enterprises to innovate from code to cloud smarter, faster, and safer -- announced today that ActiveState Stackato, the infrastructure-agnostic, multilingual private Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, is now supported on HP Cloud Services MarketWire

Capital Online Revenue Stimulates Entrepreneurial Growth, Supports MSNBC Report of Higher Entrepreneurial Activity
The down economy has given rise to numerous small businesses, as many entrepreneurs have opted to create their own employment opportunities instead of fight for the limited jobs available. A strong entrepreneurial spirit is important in rebuilding an economy, but so too is a tax structure that favors businesses. The Bottom Line on MSNBC MarketWire

Suntron Corporation Sizes Up the Competition in 01005 Placements
Suntron Corporation, a leader in integrated electronics manufacturing systems (EMS) and embedded computing solutions, announced today that it successfully developed a 01005 passive component manufacturing process and completed a build for a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) for a high reliability defense customer. MarketWire

KeyPoint Government Solutions Names Damon Hudson President of Clearance and Inspection Services Business Unit
KeyPoint Government Services has named Damon Hudson President of the KeyPoint Clearance and Inspection Services Business Unit. Mr. Hudson will be responsible for day to day operations of the unit and will report directly to the CEO, Jeff Schlanger. MarketWire

ServiceNow Used by Capgemini Application Services for UK Public Sector Client
ServiceNow, the creators of SaaS for IT, today announced that Capgemini Application Services has subscribed to its cloud service for IT management for a UK public sector client. ServiceNow will be used to help improve client IT service delivery MarketWire

Ericsson strengthens focus on IPR licensing

Ericsson closes Telcordia acquisition

Russell China Index and Russell India Index Performance YTD Through January 10th
The Russell India Index posted a relatively strong +7.8% year-to-date through January 10th, outperforming the Russell China Index which reflected a +3.2% gain for the same time period. Looking at sector performance, both Indexes have shown positive returns across all sectors year-to-date as of January 10th. The Producer Durables (+11.5%), Financial Services (+11 MarketWire

1.9 Million U.S. Properties Receive Foreclosure Filings in 2011, Down 34 Percent From 2010 to Lowest Level Since 2007
RealtyTrac® (, the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its Year-End 2011 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 2,698,967 foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions -- were reported on 1,887,777 U.S. properties in 2011, a decrease of 34 percent in total properties from 2010 MarketWire

Masdar Deploys C3 Energy Management Software to Track Renewable Energy Production Assets, Energy-Efficient Buildings and Carbon Portfolio
Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted renewable energy company, and C3, an energy and emissions management solutions provider, announced today that Masdar is using C3's energy management technology in Masdar City to monitor and optimize energy, water, sustainable transportation and waste MarketWire

Graduate Management Alums Report 100% ROI After Four Years
Alumni from graduate management programs report a stellar return on investment (ROI), with a survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) finding that graduates recouped one-third of the financial investment in their degree within the first year after graduation, and 100 percent four years out. MarketWire

Skyguide takes over weather radar maintenance under new collaboration with MeteoSwiss
skyguide /Skyguide takes over weather radar maintenance under new collaboration with MeteoSwiss . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Become the Editorial Assistant to the Karl Lagerfeld Edition in Paris
Karl Lagerfeld will, as previously announced, be the Global Editor-in-Chief for Metro on February 7th 2012. Inspired by Karl, Metro now gives you the chance to show your style - your fashion statement - and win a trip to Paris, meeting Karl and be the editorial assistant to the Karl Lagerfeld Edition! GlobeNewswire

RomReal : Financial Calendar for 2012 including quarterly results and AGM dates.
Please find below the updated Financial Calendar for RomReal for the year 2012: 24th February 4th Quarter results 2010 and preliminary annual results. GlobeNewswire

Solteq Plc: SHARE REPURCHASE 12.1.2012
Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT          12.1.2012 GlobeNewswire

Lumesse named as a '2012 Top Authoring Tools Company' by
London - 12 January 2012 - Lumesse, Europe's largest independent talent management software vendor, has been named as a '2012 Top Authoring Tools Company' by leading training portal GlobeNewswire

Resolution of the extraordinary shareholders' meeting of Klövern AB (publ), 12 January 2012
12 January 2012 GlobeNewswire

Summary of year 2011 releases

Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable aviation fuel used for the first time on an intercontinental Lufthansa flight
Neste Oil Corporation Press release12 January 2012 at 2 pm (EET) GlobeNewswire

Cargotec's Financial statements review 2011 to be published on Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Cargotec secures major port crane orders to Mexico and Philippines

Pöyry joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
PÖYRY PLC          Press release 12 January 2012 GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions awarded frame agreement with Talisman Energy Norge AS
12 January 2012 - Aker Solutions has been awarded a frame agreement for engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPCI) for Talisman Energy's maintenance and modifications projects on the Norwegian continental shelf. GlobeNewswire

Annual Review for 2011
SAMPO PLC        STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE         12 January 2012 at 11.55 am GlobeNewswire

ÅF appointed as principal technical consultant for new nuclear power plant in Brazil

Metro International expands Scoopshot crowdsourcing to more markets
Metro International, the world's largest international newspaper, has decided to extend its co-operation with Scoopshot, a mobile crowdsourcing news photo service, owned by Helsinki based P2S Media Group Inc GlobeNewswire

Operational update for Q4 2011
Rig utilisation in the fourth quarter of 2011 was 79.8 per cent. GlobeNewswire

Norske Skog and NTE enter into long-term energy contract
Norske Skog has signed a long-term energy contract with NTE (Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk) for the supply of electricity for the paper mill at Skogn. GlobeNewswire

New President and CEO for the Rejler Group
(REJL B)The Rejler Group has appointed Eva Nygren as new President and CEO of the Rejler Group. Eva comes from Sweco, where she for the last six years has been CEO of Sweco Sweden with about 3,000 employees GlobeNewswire

Moving sustainably towards a stable demand for steel
EUROFORUM Deutschland SE /Moving sustainably towards a stable demand for steel. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Dannemoras Mineral Reserve updated

ING provides update on restructuring plans
·       ING revises base case for divestment of Insurance and Investment Management EurAsia due to the uncertain economic outlook and turbulent financial markets GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä to deliver three more power plants to Bangladesh
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 12 January 2012 GlobeNewswire

Organizational changes
Sandvika, January 12; Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (REC) is making changes to Group Management, and the management of REC's Wafer/Solar division will as a final step of an ongoing decentralization process move from Oslo to Singapore and Munich. GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Promotes Bernt Kare Johannessen to Chief Development Officer
Bergen, Norway, January 12, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

Ericsson strengthens focus on IPR licensing

RNBs sales in December 2011
RNB's total sales in proprietary stores in December 2011 amounted to SEK 379.1 M, compared with SEK 367.1 M in the corresponding month a year earlier, which is an increase of 3.3%. In local currencies the increase was 3.3%. GlobeNewswire

Ericsson closes Telcordia acquisition

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