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Pranab Mukherjee to present annual budget after completion of state polls
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that he would present the annual budget for 2012-13 after the completion of assembly polls in the five states. ANI

Antiques Roadshow Announces Summer 2012 Production Tour Destinations
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched primetime series, has announced its Summer 2012 Tour destinations: Boston, MA; Myrtle Beach, SC; Rapid City, SD; Cincinnati, OH; Corpus Christi, TX; and Seattle, WA. MarketWire

Laramide Completes Previously Announced Financing
Laramide Resources Ltd. (TSX: LAM) ("Laramide" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement (the "Offering"). The Offering consisted of 2,125,000 units (the "Units") of the Company at a price of $0.80 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of $1.7 million MarketWire

W. P. Carey Foundation to Be Primary Beneficiary of Wm. Polk Carey Shares in W. P. Carey Co. LLC
The Trustees of the W. P. Carey Foundation announced today that the Foundation will be the primary beneficiary of shares of common stock in W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (NYSE: WPC) held by Wm. Polk Carey. Mr. Carey died earlier today. MarketWire

Elvis Fans Can Get All Shook Up With's Top Spots to Celebrate the King's Birthday, Jan. 8
Las Vegas is known to celebrate the spirit of legendary performer Elvis Presley every day with numerous impersonators and shows paying tribute to the King. This year would mark the singer's 77th birthday on January 8, and the experts put on their blue suede shoes for the special occasion MarketWire

Green Mountain Power to Conserve Over 2,700 Acres as Part of Wind Development
Green Mountain Power (GMP) has announced that it will conserve more than 2,700 acres of land in the Northeast Kingdom. The land is being protected as part of GMP's Kingdom Community Wind project on Lowell Mountain that will produce enough electricity to supply 24,000 homes. MarketWire

W. P. Carey & Co. Announces the Passing of Its Founder and Chairman Wm. Polk Carey
In the news release, "W. P. Carey & Co. Announces the Passing of Its Founder and Chairman Wm. Polk Carey," issued earlier today by W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (NYSE: WPC), we are advised by the company that the sixth paragraph should mention "Arizona State University" rather than "University of Arizona" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

With Holidays Gone Some Retailers Continue to Offer Grand Post Holiday Savings
Ushering in the winter heating season, is still providing discounts of up to 60% on its full line of attractive, efficient electric space heaters as practical gifts to reduce the cost of central heating. The company states that savings accrue by lowering thermostats and using electric space heaters to make living areas comfortable only when occupied MarketWire

Skiver Advertising Celebrates a Year of Growth, Looks Forward to Continued Success in 2012
Skiver Advertising, an uncomplicated Southern California advertising agency known for integrating effective digital and traditional advertising under one roof, packed 2011 with more than a dozen industry awards, personnel growth and a portfolio of campaigns that delivered record-breaking results for clients. That momentum promises an outstanding 2012 for the growing agency. MarketWire

Fairmont Education Group Brings Thesys International's Hybrid Education Model of American Innovation to China
Thesys International, an education technology business that supports schools with a hybrid online/classroom approach to education, is moving into Chinese markets as part of Fairmont Private Schools' expansion in Asia MarketWire

Strands Finance Was Named a Winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
Strands Finance, a leading global provider of Personal Finance Management (PFM) solutions, was named a winner of the Red Herring's 2011 Top 100 Global Award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year's most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. MarketWire

Beth Wingate Elected 2012 APMP COO
Beth Wingate, Lohfeld Consulting Group Managing Director, begins her term as Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP®) Chief Operating Officer (COO) MarketWire

Agile Therapeutics Announces Completion of AG200-15 Phase III Clinical Program
Agile Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing more convenient women's contraceptive products, announced today that the database has been locked for the final Phase III clinical trial of AG200-15, the company's combination hormonal contraceptive patch MarketWire

King & Spalding Continues International Arbitration Expansion With Addition of Jan K. Schafer in Frankfurt
The international law firm King & Spalding announced today that international arbitration expert Jan K. Schäfer has joined as a partner in its Frankfurt office. MarketWire

IOS Health Systems, Medios EHR Selected by Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) for EHR Donation Program
IOS Health Systems (IOS), a leading innovator of web-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) and practice management software, announces that Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) has selected IOS for their Physician EHR Donation Program. Through the program Memorial Healthcare System is assisting physicians adopt electronic health records using the Medios EHR and practice management software MarketWire

Liven Up Game Time
(Family Features) When it's time to watch the big game, kick the party up a notch with foods that will keep the party going from kickoff to post-game interviews. MarketWire

Look to the Past for a Healthier Future
(Family Features) When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, there are many diets and exercise regimens to choose from and it's often difficult to decipher which option is right for you. But eating right doesn't have to be complicated or overwhelming. In fact, some say we can take a note from our ancestors to determine which foods our bodies are genetically designed to consume. MarketWire

FRO - Frontline Ltd. Successfully Completes Restructuring
Frontline Ltd. ("Frontline" or the"Company") is pleased to announce that therestructuring of Frontline has been successfully completed. The major partofthe restructuring consists of the following elements: MarketWire

Metro International announces senior management share purchase
Metro International ("Metro"), the world's largest international newspaper, today announced that company management has bought shares as part of the Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP") programmes set up in 2009 and 2010. GlobeNewswire

Metro International increases stake in Metro St Petersburg
Metro International ("Metro"), the world's largest international newspaper, today announced that it has increased its stake in Metro St Petersburg from 58.5 percent to 95 percent.   GlobeNewswire

Solteq Plc: SHARE REPURCHASE 2.1.2012
Solteq Plc        ANNOUNCEMENT          2.1.2012 GlobeNewswire

Basware delivers solutions to a global services organization in North America
Basware delivers solutions to a global services organization in North America GlobeNewswire

Update: EDB ErgoGroup ASA- Financial calendar 2012
(Oslo, 2 January 2012) The financial calendar is updated with Annual General Meeting 23 April 2012. The other dates are the same as previously announced. GlobeNewswire

Storebrand: Proposal of amendment to the Tax Legislation
The Ministry of Finance has circulated a consultation proposal to limit the tax exemption on equities etc. owned by life insurance companies and pension providers ( GlobeNewswire

Cryptzone receives a large contract for eCollaboration encryption in Microsoft SharePoint®
Gothenburg, 2012 January 2ndCryptzone forges ahead with SharePoint Encryption Technology.IT threat mitigation vendor, Cryptzone, has today announced a major contract with a multi-national manufacturing company to protect sensitive and business critical information held within its Microsoft SharePoint® environment GlobeNewswire

Share subscription price with Sanoma stock options 2011 and the market value of Stock Option Scheme 2011
Stock Exchange Release 2/1/2012  14:15 GlobeNewswire

Alma Media's acquisition in Czech Republic completed
Alma Media CorporationStock Exchange ReleaseJanuary 2, 2012 at 13:00 (EET) GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Ltd. : Vizrt Employees Exercise Options
Bergen, Norway, January 02, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

(SRBANK) First day of listing - new share capital registered
The conversion of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank from an equity certificate bank into a public limited company (ASA) has been registered today in the Register of Business Enterprises. The new share capital laid down in the articles of association is NOK 4 987 241 725, made up of 199 489 669 shares, each with a face value of NOK 25 GlobeNewswire

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