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Cost of credit needs to be brought down: Anand Sharma
Asserting that the industry needs investment, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma on Monday said that cost of credit needs to be brought down. ANI

Corporate Affairs Minister Moily backs strong Company Bill
Union Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Monday said the Company Bill is only a skeleton and stressed the need to develop a mechanism, which will help to maintain transparency and fix accountability among corporate firms. ANI

RIM names Thorsten Heins as new CEO as ex- executives Balsillie, Lazaridis step down
Embattled Research in Motion's co-chief executives and co-chairmen, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, are stepping down from their positions, and will be replaced by chief operating officer Thorsten Heins. ANI

Mukherjee appeals to industrialists to help nation come out of economic uncertainty
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has appealed to industry leaders to help the nation to come out of the current economic uncertainty. ANI

Marathon Petroleum Signs Sponsorship with LPGA Tour Star Stacy Lewis
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2012 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) announced today that it has signed a sponsorship agreement with Stacy Lewis. The 26-year-old professional golfer is coming off a memorable 2011 season in which she captured her first major at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, had 12 top ten finishes and was ranked fourth on the LPGA money list ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters Helps Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research Identify New Opportunities in the Generic Drug Landscape
Newport provides Brazilian government agency with comprehensive pharmaceutical industry dataPhiladelphia, PA, London, UK, January 23, 2012 - The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced an agreement with Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) ACN Newswire

Deal protection grows as M&A becomes more contentious, according to Thomson Reuters GRC
Reverse break fees, go shop and matching rights provisions lead to more legally complex dealsLondon, January 23, 2012 ­- M&A transactions tilted towards the contentious and legally complex last year as acquirers sought to protect their deals in a volatile and increasingly hostile market, according to the latest quarterly report from Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance (accelus ACN Newswire

National Agency of Drug and Food Control, Indonesia Newly Confirmed Present at 2nd Annual Pharma Regulatory Affairs Asia
"Asia regulations keep on changing, in particular in all the established countries like China and Japan. Another change is that many countries don't have regulations at the moment but they are going to have new regulations (e.g. drug-medical device combined product) coming, so they will uniquely register in their country very soon. In the past, you didn't need it ACN Newswire

Sony Develops New "RGBW Coding" and "HDR Movie" Functions
Sony Corp. today announced the development of two CMOS image sensor models designed for use in smartphones and other devices. They are equipped with Sony's unique "RGBW Coding" function which allows images to be captured with low noise and high picture quality even in low-light conditions ACN Newswire

Sony Develops Next-generation Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor which Embodies the Continuous Evolution of the Camera
Sony Corp. today announced that it has developed a new next-generation back-illuminated CMOS image sensor which embodies the continuous evolution of the camera ACN Newswire

Mid-career Changers: Hays Identifies the Changing Face of Japan's Workforce
Ninety five per cent of companies plan to hire new staff in 2012, and almost one half (47 per cent) of these job vacancies will be filled by mid-career changers, according to a survey by recruiting experts Hays.For one third (33 per cent) of those who make a mid-career change, their motivation is career advancement ACN Newswire

Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) Announces the Income Tax Characteristics of Its 2011 Common and Preferred Share Dividends
Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) announces the income tax characteristics of its 2011 common and preferred share dividends. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of Duke Realty Corporation's dividends. MarketWire

California Has 25% Fewer RNs per 100,000 Than U.S. Average, According to California Institute for Nursing & Health Care
California averages 644 nurses per 100,000 persons, compared to the U.S. national average of 859 nurses per 100,000, according to a study that graded 23 California regions on their nurse job to population ratio. More than half of these regions earned grades of "D" or "F" when compared to the national average. California earned an overall "C" grade, compared to the nation MarketWire

Media Alert: See Sundance From a Traveler's Point of View With and Kirsten Alana
Who:®, the world's leading online travel agency, has teamed up with Kirsten Alana, freelance travel writer, blogger and photographer, to live blog from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. What: Kirsten Alana will be on hand at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to share photos, videos, tweets and blog posts for people to see the traveler's view of Sundance MarketWire

First California to Report 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results and Host Conference Call on Thursday, January 26, 2012
First California Financial Group, Inc.(NASDAQ: FCAL) today announced that the company will issue its 2011 fourthquarter and full year financial results before the market opens on Thursday,January 26, 2012, and host a conference call that same day at 11 a.m.Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern) to review the company's financial performance andanswer questions. MarketWire

Crowdsource Your Travel: Expedia "Last-Minute Deals" Program Lets Customers Share the Best Deals With One Another®, the world's leading online travel agency, today introduced the Last-Minute Deals program, which relies on user-generated deals and user-informed travel trends to lift up and showcase the best near-term travel deals. Several million travelers come to every day to search for travel deals MarketWire

Oak Valley Bancorp Reports 4th Quarter Results
Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Net income for 2011 totaled $5.9 million compared to $4.6 million for 2010. After adjustment for preferred stock dividends and accretion, net income available to common shareholders was $4 MarketWire

Barkerville Announces Closing of $24,351,424 Under Equity Financing
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: BGM)(FRANKFURT: IWUB) (the "Company") announces that it has raised a further $5,997,788.43 together with the $18,353,636.05 raised in its previously announced financing through D&D Securities Inc. and M Partners Inc MarketWire

Sun Hydraulics Announces Future Expansion Plans
Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ: SNHY) announced that it, in conjunction with its builder Halfacre Construction, has applied for all permitting to begin site preparation for a planned expansion on property the Company owns at 803 Tallevast Road MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Corp. Announces That Institutional Shareholder Services Recommends Shareholders Vote for Management's Director Nominees
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (NYSE Amex: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP) ("Helix," "HBP" or "the Company") is pleased toannounce that Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") has recommendedthat shareholders vote FOR the slate of directors nominated by management,which includes Jack M. Kay, W. Thomas Hodgson, Donald H. Segal, EwaDon-Siemion, Wojciech M MarketWire

Provident New York Bancorp Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings of $0.15 per Diluted Share
Provident New York Bancorp (NYSE: PBNY), the parent company of Provident Bank, today announced first-quarter results for the period ended December 31, 2011. Net income for the quarter was $5.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $6.7 million, or $0.18 per diluted share for same quarter last year and a net loss of $493,000, or $(0 MarketWire

Acura Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Opioid Product Licensed to Pfizer
Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has been informed by Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE) that OXECTA® (oxycodone HCl, USP) Tablets CII is now commercially available. OXECTA, which utilizes Acura's AVERSION® Technology, will be sold in bottles of 100 tablets in 5mg and 7.5mg dosage strengths. MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Canada Declares February 2012 Monthly Distribution
The Board of Trustees of Brookfield Office Properties Canada (TSX: BOX.UN) announced a distribution of $0.09 per trust unit payable on February 15, 2012 to holders of trust units of record on January 31, 2012. MarketWire

Stifel Financial Announces Closing of $175 Million of Senior Notes
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced the closing of $175 million principal amount of 6.70% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). This follows the January 18, 2012 announcement of the Notes pricing. MarketWire

Woodward Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results
Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWD) today reported financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2012. (All per share amounts are presented on a fully diluted basis.) MarketWire

Carbon Sciences to Focus on Existing Hydrogen and Other Large Volume Chemicals Market
Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make transportation fuels and other valuable products from natural gas, today announced that it will add to its core technology by accelerating the development of a steam reforming version of its proprietary catalyst for use by existing synthetic gas (syngas) plants MarketWire

Evader, Inc. (EVDR) Addresses OTC Markets Icon Rank
Evader, Inc. ( (PINKSHEETS: EVDR) management is using this opportunity to address the recent OTC Markets icon rank. The company and or its agents were advised by OTC Markets that this is a simple disclosure issue as nothing has been filed for 8 months with OTC Markets for EVDR. Notwithstanding, that EVDR is a non OTC Markets subscriber www.bit MarketWire

Pristine Advisers, LLC. Launches Closed-End Fund Portal
Pristine Advisers, LLC. announces the launch of is a website covering news, events, interviews, stock data and reports dedicated to the Closed-End Fund industry. The site is interactive with weekly surveys, webinars and presentations. MarketWire

Denihan Hospitality Group Eyes Growth to West Coast
Continuing with its aggressive plans to more than double the size of its portfolio over the next five years, Denihan Hospitality Group announced today that it will focus on joint venture partnerships on the West Coast. The New York-based hospitality company is the owner and/or operator of 13 hotels in New York; Chicago; Miami; and Washington, D.C. MarketWire

Aurora Plays Key Role in Zero Robotics Competition Utilizing SPHERES on ISS
The innovative Synchronized Position Hold Engage Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) constellation developed by MIT and Aurora Flight Sciences were utilized in the Zero Robotics international student competition held today in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and here on Earth at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MarketWire

Judicial Watch Sues Obama Administration for Documents Detailing Secret Settlement Negotiations With Mortgage Lenders Accused of Faulty Mortgage Practices
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on January 3, 2012, against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S MarketWire

Media Advisory: PRSA San Francisco's January 25th Monthly Program - Demystifying Latino Media & PR
Join PRSA San Francisco to hear leading media and public relations experts discuss communications strategies that can influence the success of programs designed to reach Hispanic consumers. MarketWire

Leading Latino Social Media Industry News Platform Relaunches and Appoints Editorial Director, the nation's leading news and industry insights platform about Latino social media trends in technology, marketing, entertainment and media, has relaunched its website with expanded coverage and the appointment of Bill Gato as editorial director. MarketWire

Highlights From National PTA Reflections Art Exhibit Opening at U.S. Department of Education
National PTA® and the U.S. Department of Education honored students on Friday, January 13th for their award-winning artwork from PTA's Reflections Program. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C. officially marked the opening of the exhibit which features student artwork from the 2010-2011 Reflections Program, themed "Together we can..." MarketWire

New EcoCore Phase Change Panel From Tate(R) Reduces Indoor Air Temperature Fluctuations and Saves Energy
Tate®, a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of raised access flooring and in-floor cooling solutions, introduced its new EcoCore Phase Change Panel during AHR 2012, Jan. 23-25, at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. MarketWire

ROF Commences Drilling on the Kingsmill Nickel Target
Ring of Fire Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "ROF") (TSX VENTURE: ROF) (FRANKFURT: RG5) (PINKSHEETS: HWKPF) is pleased to announce that the Company has commenced drilling on the Kingsmill Nickel target, on Project 81, in the Timmins area, Northern Ontario. MarketWire

Sikich Names Three New Partners
Sikich LLP, a leading public accounting and advisory firm, has added three new Midwest partners: Scott Brenan; Jennifer Wood, CPA; and James R. Savio, CPA, MAS. With the admission of these exemplary professionals, Sikich is furthering its strategic growth plans in the Midwest. MarketWire

Zipscene Hires Possible Worldwide Exec as New VP
Jonathan Richman has been hired as Vice President, Product Marketing, for Cincinnati-based mobile development startup Zipscene ( Richman will be responsible for leading product development and all marketing and thought leadership efforts for Zipscene. MarketWire

Trumark Homes Names Mark Higgins Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Trumark Homes, a diversified real estate developer with expertise in land acquisition, homebuilding and community design, has named industry veteran Mark Higgins to market and manage its new home communities throughout Southern and Northern California. MarketWire

Primus Telecom Steps Into Three Year Deal With Payless Shoes in Australia
Independent Australian shoe retailer Payless Shoes Pty Ltd has signed a million dollar, three-year deal with Primus Telecom, a part of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. (NYSE: PTGi), to provide an integrated Voice and Data Network solution including network based EFTPOS system plus additional hosted services across its 232 stores as well as its Sydney-based company head office. MarketWire

Charles Barkley Challenged by Weight Loss Wagering Company Amid Gaffe: 'Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!'

ZYTO Corp Announces Patent Approval
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Workers' Compensation Management Guidebook Shows Employers How to Cut Workers' Comp Costs 20% to 50%
The new 2012 version of "Workers' Compensation Management Program," a revamped 183-page guidebook filled with hands-on information on how to develop a workers' compensation cost-containment program proven to cut costs 20 percent to 50 percent, has been published. MarketWire

Asia Tour Company Offers Both New and Time-Tested Tours to Myanmar (Burma)
With Myanmar (Burma) undergoing dramatic political changes and opening up to the outside world, Boulder-based Asia Transpacific Journeys is introducing two new trips to the Southeast Asian jewel, in addition to its signature tour that it has run for over 20 years. MarketWire

Portland Bolt Celebrates 100 Years
From its humble beginning in a 6,000 square foot livery stable in 1912, Portland Bolt has grown to become one of the leading anchor bolt and nonstandard construction fastener manufacturers in North America. MarketWire

Hastings Mutual's A+ Superior Rating Affirmed by A.M. Best Company
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company was again awarded an A+ Superior (stable outlook) financial strength rating from A.M. Best Company in 2011. This top honor is based on an independent evaluation by A.M. Best of the qualitative and quantitative strength of Hastings Mutual's balance sheet MarketWire

DSM and POET to Make Advanced Biofuels a Reality by 2013
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, andPOET,LLC, one of the world's largest ethanol producers, today announce a jointventure to commercially demonstrate and license cellulosic bio-ethanol, thenextstep in the development of biofuels, based on their proprietary andcomplementary technologies MarketWire

Ultra Exclusive Offering From Security Benefit Promises Consumer Benefits
Security Benefit® Corporation, a Guggenheim Partners Company, today announced that four independent marketing organizations (IMOs) have been selected to participate in a unique product manufacturing and distribution model for its subsidiary, Security Benefit Life Insurance Company (SBL). MarketWire

Ashland University Institutes Three-Year Degree Programs
Starting this fall, Ashland University will begin offering a number of three-year degree programs, enabling some students to enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree more quickly than they would with the traditional four-year degree. MarketWire

Oil and Gas Executives Prepare to Spend as Industry Confidence Rises

Net Optics Acquires nMetrics and Triplelayer, Deepening Network Insight and Analysis Capabilities While Expanding Global Reach
Net Optics, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Access and Monitoring Architecture, today announced its acquisition of Triplelayer, a private Australia-based distributor, and its sister company, nMetrics, a market leader in network and application analysis software MarketWire

Midwest Real Estate Data's Share My Listings (SMyL) Widget Boosts Social Media Presence for Realtors(R)
Social media has become a vital component in the marketing strategy employed by today's real estate professionals. Many have incorporated vehicles such as Facebook and Twitter into their daily business practices MarketWire

C3 and SAIC Expand Strategic Industry Alliance to Deliver Fully Integrated Energy Solutions for Commercial, Industrial, and Government Customers
SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI), and C3, an energy and emissions management software provider, today announced a comprehensive strategic alliance to deliver fully integrated energy solutions to commercial, industrial, and government customers in North America MarketWire

Leading Cystinosis Researchers to Meet in Irvine, Calif., for Third International Symposium on Rare Disease
The third International Cystinosis Research Symposium for scientists and researchers will be held March 29-30 at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, adjacent to the University of California at Irvine. MarketWire

Tai Ping Achieves NSF 140 Gold and Platinum Certifications
Tai Ping, the multinational manufacturer of woven Axminster carpet and carpet tiles, is proud to announce that it has received the highest ratings from NSF 140 MarketWire

New York Red Bulls to Play Pumas UNAM in Arizona at "Red Bull Reto del Sol" on February 23
The New York Red Bulls announced today that the Red Bulls will face Pumas UNAM in a friendly match on Thursday, February 23 in a game called Red Bull Reto del Sol, or "Challenge of the Sun." This will be a follow up to last year's Red Bull Reto del Sol match, which pitted the Red Bulls vs. Club Atlas de Guadalajara MarketWire

VHA Inc. Helps Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Save $48.7 Million in Supply Chain Savings and VHA Door-to-Discharge(TM) Improvements
Anticipating the effects of decreased reimbursements and revenues related to health care reform and the myriad regulatory pressures demanding cost reductions and improved patient outcomes, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System worked closely with VHA Inc MarketWire

The Linley Group Announces Winners of First Annual Analysts' Choice Awards
The Linley Group today announced the winners of its first annual Analysts' Choice Awards. The awards recognize the top processor products of 2011 in several major categories including embedded, mobile, PC, server, design IP, and related technology. MarketWire

HouseLogic Presents a Water-Saving Bathroom Makeover and Chance to Win $100, a comprehensive website about all aspects of homeownership from the National Association of Realtors®, has launched a new online sweepstakes. Readers who leave comments on a blog featured at the site will have a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. The sweepstakes is part of a special do-it-yourself blog series, "Water-Wise Bathroom Redo." MarketWire

CanAm Coal Corp.: CanAm Holds AGM and Provides Corporate Update
CanAm Coal Corp. (TSX VENTURE: COE) (OTCQX: COECF)("CanAm" or the "Company") held its Annual General and SpecialMeeting of Shareholders (the "AGM") on January 20, 2012 and is pleased toannounce that all of the resolutions put forth at the AGM wereapproved with all resolutions receiving greater than 99% of the votesreceived for the resolution MarketWire

Barrett-Jackson Announces More Than $92 Million in Sales and Over 270,000 in Attendance at the 41st Annual Scottsdale Auction
Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that it generated more than $92 million in gross sales of rare, high-end collectible vehicles, exotics, customs, classics, hot rods and resto-mods during its 41st annual Arizona auction at West World of Scottsdale, Jan 15-22, 2012. MarketWire

Start the New Year Off Right and Say Hello to 360 Degrees of Urban Chic Living at The Court in ThreeSixty
The New Year is here and for some Southern Californians, that means making the right move to a new home in a location they love. Buyers who want 360 degrees of urban chic living and a convenient Los Angeles address should check out The Court neighborhood in the gated community of ThreeSixty at South Bay MarketWire

CND Cracks Down to Ensure Quality Control With Shellac(TM) Salon Certification Program in 2012
As Nail Professionals and consumers can attest, all nail services are not created equal. Factors include the skill and proper training of the Nail Professional and the quality of the products used. CND Shellac Power Polish™ is a one-of-a-kind product with easy, non-damaging removal that sets it apart from "me-too" products and gel manicures MarketWire

Dearborn Animal Shelter's Cool Cat Casino Night Is a Jackpot for Fido
The Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter's annual Cool Cat Casino Night is an enjoyable evening out for gamers and non-gamers alike while raising money to help homeless animals become adoptable pets. One lucky winner will score big with a raffle prize for a $2,000 Walmart gift card. MarketWire

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins Visits SafeMart
In her continuing quest to focus on and support job growth, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins visited SafeMart's headquarters in St. Mary's, Kansas last week. MarketWire

Wall Street Communications Promotes Susan Warren to President
Wall Street Communications today announced the promotion of Susan Warren to the role of agency president. Caryn Cohen, the agency's former president takes on the role of founding partner and will focus on business development and additional corporate activities with the agency's parent company, Dundee Hills Holdings, Inc. MarketWire

Commonwealth Orthopaedics Selects the SRS EHR for Its 91 Providers and 9 Office Locations
SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that Commonwealth Orthopaedics has selected the SRS EHR for its 91 providers. Commonwealth Orthopaedics is a prominent provider of high-quality care in northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C areas. MarketWire

Crasche New York Launches New Line of Protective Head Gear
Crasche™ New York has announced a new line of protective head gear that can help protect one's head while, at the same time, still look fashionable. MarketWire

Demetrios Kadenas Joins Peconic Bay Medical Center as Chief Development Officer
Demetrios Kadenas has joined the executive leadership team at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, New York, as Chief Development Officer, a new position for the medical center. MarketWire

Leading Stock Alert Service Hits 84 Winners Out of 87 Picks in 2011
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

Mammoth Energy Group to Have All Concessions Formally Registered in Chile
Mammoth Energy Group Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MMTE), a lithium and alternative energy mining company, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Compania Lithium Investments Limitada of Chile is in the process of having all of its concessions formally registered. MarketWire

Kaleidoscope Venture Capital, Inc. Announces the Creation of KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT
Kaleidoscope Venture Capital, Inc. ("Kaleidoscope" or the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: KLDO), under its DBA Kaleidoscope Media Systems, has created KALEIDOSCOPE CONNECT. MarketWire

Topspin LBO Acquires Stagnito Media
Topspin LBO today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Stagnito Media ("Stagnito" or the "Company"), a rapidly growing business-to-business media company serving the grocery and convenience store industries. MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Linear Position Hall Effect Sensor With Short Electrical Strokes From 0 mm to 10 mm
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new linear position sensor featuring non-contacting Hall effect technology. Covering short electrical strokes to 10 mm max and available with a spring return system, the 20 LHE is optimized for applications in harsh environments requiring long-life sensors. MarketWire

Sand Hill Angels Announces 2011 Results
Sand Hill Angels announced today that it has invested over $ 2.3 million in 2011, consisting of 7 new investments and several follow-on investments. In all instances, Sand Hill Angels led or co-invested alongside other angel groups, as well as private and institutional venture partners MarketWire

First-Ever Industry Award Recognizes Social Media Community Managers
Vitrue (, the leading social marketing platform, today announced the debut and call for submissions for the "Vitrue Community Manager of the Year Award," the industry's first award designed to recognize the best social media community managers MarketWire

St. Elias Mines Ltd. Intersects 0.74g/t Au Over 37.85 Metres in DDH TE-11-06 at Tesoro
Lori McClenahan, President, St. Elias Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: SLI) (PINKSHEETS: SELSF) (US Clearing Symbol: SELSF) (FRANKFURT: EKL), is pleased to provide further details with respect to assay results previously announced on January 10, 2012 and the ongoing drill program at the Tesoro Gold Property located in southwestern Peru. MarketWire

Hartford Re-Engages Electronic Procurement With BidSync
BidSync, a national leader in government e-procurement, e-sourcing software and bid notifications, today announced the City of Hartford, Conn., recently decided to return to using BidSync eProcure™ and Builder™ bid management system for all of its electronic sourcing needs. MarketWire

New Research From WordStream Reveals Top 10 Industries Contributing to Google's 2011 Revenues
WordStream Inc., a provider of search marketing software, today released an infographic that details the top 10 industries that spent the most on Google AdWords advertising in 2011. This data comes on the heels of Google's 2011 earnings call last week and reveals which industries contributed most to Google's $37.9 billion in revenues, 96% of which came from advertising. MarketWire

Medicure Provides Update on TEND-TD Phase II Clinical Trial
Medicure Inc. ("Medicure" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: MPH)(PINKSHEETS: MCUJ) is pleased to provide an update and announce the addition of a site in India for its ongoing Phase II Clinical Trial, TardoxalTM for the Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia (TEND-TD). The company has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India and anticipates enrollment in India to begin in February 2012 MarketWire

Illinois Technology Association Appoints Chicago Software Executive Jim Gagnard as Chairman
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) today announced the appointment of Jim Gagnard as Chairman. Gagnard, former President and CEO of Chicago-based SmartSignal, recently oversaw the sale of SmartSignal to GE Intelligent Platforms. Gagnard accepted the reins from Terry Howerton, ITA's founding Chairman, who will remain on the Board of Directors and active within ITA. MarketWire

Collection Agency to Exhibit at the Northeast's Leading Horticultural and Green Industry Tradeshow
American Profit Recovery, a collection agency based in Michigan and Massachusetts, will be exhibiting at New England Grows, one of the largest horticultural and green industry events in the Northeast. The Show will be held February 1-3 at the Boston Convention and Expo Center. American Profit Recovery can be found at booth #2311. MarketWire

H&R Block to Give Away One $100,000 Refund Prize and Daily Cash Prizes to Lucky Do-It-Yourself Filers
Who doesn't like a big refund? This tax season, doing your taxes can be even more rewarding when H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) makes one lucky taxpayer's year with a $100,000 Refund Giveaway. MarketWire

American Gaming Systems Granted Illinois Video Gaming Terminal (VGT) and Riverboat Licenses
American Gaming Systems (AGS), a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of gaming machines with more than 7,300 installed gaming machines, announced today that: MarketWire

Internet Brands Acquires The Frugal Travel Guy
Internet Brands today announced the acquisition of The Frugal Travel Guy (, an award-winning travel blog focused on helping consumers save money on travel around the world. MarketWire

What Would You Do or Trade for a Year's Supply of Beer?
At dusk on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in this snowy glacial town, beer enthusiasts will compete head to head at the Black Star Barter, showcasing what they would do or trade for a year's supply of Black Star beer. Whether it's tattooing a giant red bronco on their backs or producing witty advertising jingles, contestants must be creative in order to win a year of beer. MarketWire

AVST Showcases Mobility at the ACUTA Winter Seminar 2012
This week at the 2012 ACUTA Winter Seminar, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) will demonstrate its newest Unified Communications solution, CallXpress 8.2. CallXpress 8.2 expands workforce mobility by enabling smartphone users to manage both personal and business communications on a single device, while ensuring the security of their business data MarketWire

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches New Website to Drive Direct Business
Busy travelers looking for a quick and easy way to search and book any hotel within the extensive Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio can now do so on, a new website designed to engage consumers with the company's family of brands while helping to drive incremental bookings for hotel owners. MarketWire

Riverside Police Department Upgrades to Nixle Connect to Keep Residents Informed
Riverside Police Department announced it has upgraded its Nixle service to the new free public notification service, Nixle Connect, to deliver important and timely information to residents. With no cost to the department, taxpayers, or residents, the new Nixle Connect is a cost-effective solution for public safety agencies throughout the country. MarketWire

Ruggedized Cisco Catalyst 4948E Data Center-Class Ethernet Switch for Military / Aerospace Introduced by Parvus
AFCEA WEST Booth #1817 -- Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation announces the DuraNET® 4948, a ruggedized version of Cisco Systems' high performance Catalyst 4948E data center switch with forty-eight (48) downlink and four (4) uplink ports in a hardened 2U chassis qualified to meet MIL-STD-810G environmental and MIL-STD-461F EMI requirements MarketWire

Fresh Traffic Group, Inc. Investigating Spam Email Campaigns
Fresh Traffic Group, Inc. (OTCQB: FTGC) The Company announced today it has become aware of unusual and high volume activity on it's website. Further investigation has revealed the company is the target of an unauthorized email campaign about the Company. MarketWire

Virgin HealthMiles and Cummins CEOs Put It All on the Line: Place C-Level Emphasis on Healthy Lifestyles, Kick Off "Beat the Chief" Challenge
Leading by example is one of the most effective ways senior leaders can show their workforce that they're committed to helping them lead healthy lifestyles. To demonstrate this, Virgin HealthMiles today kicked off the "Beat the Chief" challenge with one of its leading clients, Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins. MarketWire

Neighbor Brigade Adds Collins and Mavrikos to Its Board of Directors
Neighbor Brigade (, a non-profit organization committed to delivering community-based support for neighbors when they need it most, today announced that Susan Collins and James (Jim) Mavrikos have joined its Board of Directors. Collins is an attorney in the real estate law firm of Collins & Collins in Wayland, Mass MarketWire

Godsmack and Staind Announce Mass Chaos Co-Headline Tour Beginning April 13th in Augusta, GA
Fellow New England platinum rock bands, Staind and Godsmack have announced they'll be doing a co-headline tour, which their fans voted to name, THE MASS CHAOS TOUR. It will kick off April 13th in Augusta, Georgia at James Brown Arena. Opening the show will be hard rock quartet, Halestorm. MarketWire

Verisante Aura Clinical Study Data Analysis Presented at SPIE
Verisante Technology, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VRS)(OTCQX: VRSEF)(PINKSHEETS: VRSEF)(FRANKFURT: V3T) (the "Company" or "Verisante"), a leader in cancer detection technology, today announced the results of the statistical analysis completed by the University of British Columbia ("UBC") on data from a clinical study in which the Verisante Aura was used. MarketWire

Carter's, Inc. Investor Lawsuit Against Directors Announced by Shareholders Foundation
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that a lawsuit by an investor in Carter's (CRI) shares is pending in State Court against certain directors at Carter's, Inc. over alleged breaches of fiduciary duties. MarketWire

Fresh Start Private Renews Advertising Agreement With Clear Channel Los Angeles Until 2013
Fresh Start Private (OTCBB: CEYY), a leader in the alcohol treatment and rehabilitation industry, is pleased to announce that its advertising contract with Clear Channel Los Angeles (CCLA) has been extended until January 31, 2013. MarketWire

LegalTech New York Features Keynote Addresses From Corporate Legal Insiders, Professional Thought Leaders
ALM's LegalTech New York, the largest and most prestigious legal technology event in the world, opens next Monday at The Hilton New York in midtown Manhattan. MarketWire

Cloudera Teams With O'Reilly Media to Merge Hadoop World and Strata Conferences
Two of the most important Big Data events will join forces in 2012: Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based software and services, and O'Reilly Media, the leader in spreading the knowledge of innovators through technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences, today jointly announce plans to merge their Hadoop World and Strata Conferences MarketWire

Auctions International Announces Share Purchase Agreement With Amero International Inc.
Auctions International, Inc. ("Auctions") (PINKSHEETS: AUCI) would like to announce that on January 15, 2011, Auctions entered into a share exchange agreement to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Amero International, Inc. ("Amero"), a private Manitoba based corporation. MarketWire

North Springs Resources Amends LOI to Acquire Larger Interest in Edum Banso Gold Project Located Less Than One Mile from Multi-Billion Dollar Gold Mine in Ghana
North Springs Resources Corp. (OTCBB: NSRS)(PINKSHEETS: NSRS) (the "Company" or "North Springs") is pleased to announce that as per terms of the previously announced Letter of Intent ("LOI") to acquire an interest in the Edum Banso Gold Project ("Edum Banso") in Ghana, the Company expects to deliver $150,000 to Discovery Gold Ghana Limited ("Discovery Gold") prior to the close of business today MarketWire

Bayfield Ventures Corp.: Bayfield Discovers Multi-Gram Gold in New Far East Zone on Burns Block in Rainy River, NW Ontario
Suite 2230 - 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, CANADA TSX-V Trading Symbol: BYV January 23, 2012 Vancouver, BC - Bayfield Ventures Corp MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Cardiovascular Therapeutics Market at $116 Billion by 2017 has announced the addition of the new report "Endpoints - Clinical Trials in Cardiovascular Disorders - Optimal Use of Surrogate Endpoints and Clinical Biomarkers are Key Determinants of Success" to their collection of Biotechnology market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch MarketWire

MyBuys Announces Partnership With Kalio
MyBuys, the leader in cross-channel personalization for retailers, today announced it has entered into a marketing and technology partnership with Kalio, Inc., one of the leading Software as a Service e-commerce platform providers MarketWire

Profit Planners Management, Inc. Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Profit Planners Management, Inc. (OTCQB: PPMT) (PINKSHEETS: PPMT) today announced record financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended November 30, 2011. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $141,063 and quarterly net profit of $4,367. These results compare to revenue of $3,000 and net quarterly loss of $9,468 in the year-ago quarter. MarketWire

WatchIt Technologies Publishes Year-End Letter to Shareholders
WatchIt Technologies Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTCT) announced today that the company has published its year-end letter to the shareholders on its web site. MarketWire

CornerWorld (CWRL) Expands Into Financial Services Industry
CornerWorld Corporation (OTCBB: CWRL), recently named Dallas Business Journal's fastest-growing public company in North Texas, announced today its expansion in the financial services industry. MarketWire

Star Bulk Extends Share Repurchase Plan
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of drybulk cargoes, today announced that its Board of Directors approved the extension of the Company's Share Repurchase Plan, which has been in place since 2010, to December 31, 2012. MarketWire

QuickLogic Signs New Rep Group to Target Mobile OEMs in France
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced it has appointed TechnoREP as a new sales representative in France. TechnoREP will leverage its over 20 years of experience to further QuickLogic's CSSP expansion into the European mobile electronics market. MarketWire

Windows Phone 7 Gets the Message... Free With HeyWire
HeyWire, the free mobile social messaging service, today announced the first carrier-independent free texting service for Windows Phone 7 (WP7). HeyWire is the world's first and only free texting platform to empower WP7 users to text for free to the U.S. and 45 countries. WP7 users can also text back to the U.S MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Men's Health Market Growth at 4.1% CAGR Through 2017 has announced the addition of the new report "Men's Health Therapeutics Market to 2017 - Availability of Generic Sildenafil from 2012 to Restrain Market Growth" to their collection of Therapeutic Area market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

CalAmp Launches Fusion-LTE 4G Broadband Router Platform for Industrial and Smart Grid Applications
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has introduced the high-performance, multi-band Fusion-LTE 4G router platform to enable broadband communications for industrial, Smart Grid and other mission-critical applications. MarketWire

Profire Energy, Inc. Included Among the IBT 1000 Fastest Growing Companies
Profire Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: PFIE) announced today that it enjoyed the second highest growth rate percentage, as calculated by the International Business Times, among companies listed in the Energy Equipment and Services Industry in the first annual International Business Times IBT 1000 World's Fastest Growing Companies list. Profire Energy ranked no. 380 overall among all companies listed MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Discovery Tour Event February 1st in Tulsa to Feature CADWorx(R) Plant and P&ID Integrated With CAESAR II(R) and PV Elite(R) for Design and Engineering Collaboration
Intergraph will host a Discovery Tour event on February 1, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma USA that will demonstrate Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional and CADWorx P&ID Professional, including how they integrate with Intergraph CAESAR II for pipe stress analysis and PV Elite for vessel and exchanger analysis MarketWire

Presidential Debate Fallout: Pine Bros Yanks Advertising From CNN for 2012
In what they are calling a reaction to CNN's handling of the recent South Carolina presidential debate, Pine Brothers throat drops are scratching CNN from their list of advertisers in 2012. They cite the choice of CNN moderator John King to open the debate with a question about Newt Gingrich's sex life, as the incident that turned them off of CNN MarketWire

AirXpanders Secures $10M in Series D Financing
AirXpanders Inc., a company developing technology to address current unmet needs for patients who require tissue expansion for breast reconstruction surgery, today announced that it has secured $10 million in Series D financing. The round includes $7 million from new investor Vivo Ventures and $3 million from existing investors GBS Venture Partners, Prolog Ventures, Heron Capital and WTI. MarketWire

Cartus Survey Shows Employee Expectations Compete With Company Costs as Biggest Challenges for International Relocation Managers
A new survey on international mobility from Cartus Corporation, the leading provider of global relocation services, revealed that company costs, employees' changing expectations, and emerging markets represent the three most significant challenges for international corporate relocation managers today (see Table 1) MarketWire

The Belle Brigade Hit the Road for U.S. Tour With Good Old War on March 8th
Los Angeles band The Belle Brigade will set off on their first tour of 2012, hitting the road in the U.S. with Good Old War throughout March and April. Family of the Year will join both acts for the run, which will also include a stop at this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas MarketWire

TRUSTe Expands Privacy Management Product Suite to Address Exploding Big Data Privacy Challenges Worldwide
TRUSTe, the leading privacy management solutions provider, today announced plans to expand its product suite to address the exploding global, big data privacy challenges MarketWire

Cabinet NG Document Management Targets Legal Industry With
Cabinet NG (CNG), provider of electronic document management and workflow management software, today announced it will debut its new legal targeted website,, at LegalTech New York, January 30 through February 1 at booth #2505. MarketWire

All Saints' Episcopal Day School: Arizona Private School Graduates Accepted Into Top High Schools and Colleges
All Saints' Episcopal Day School, an independent and private school in Arizona offering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight, is located in the heart of North Central Phoenix. For nearly 50 years, All Saints' has been providing students with a top-tier liberal arts education. MarketWire

Children's HeartLink Names First Global Partner in Pediatric Cardiac Care and Training
As a result of providing training and mentoring activities for more than 10 years to the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) based in Kochi, India, Children's HeartLink has recognized AIMS' advancement by naming the program a Global Partner in Pediatric Cardiac Care and Training. MarketWire

TicketNetwork(R) Recognized Among Best Places to Work in Connecticut
TicketNetwork®, the leading online exchange for event tickets and innovative technology solutions provider, today announced it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut by the Hartford Business Journal. This program, now in its seventh year, is managed by the Best Companies Group, and sponsored by The Hooker & Holcombe Companies. MarketWire

Fortinet(TM) Strengthens Database and Application Security With Major Software Release for FortiDB(TM) Product Family
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced a major software release for its FortiDB product line that helps enable mid-to-large sized enterprises, cloud-based service providers and heavily regulated organizations to protect critically important database and application assets from internal and external threats. MarketWire

Ticket Summit(R) Draws Top Executives in Live Entertainment
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment industry, recently hosted its winter conference at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York, NY. Attendees included pro-sports ticketing executives, venue managers, producers, promoters, marketers, and ticketing agencies for the primary and secondary market. Beyond the roster of executives from the U.S MarketWire

Revett Minerals Inc. : Revett Reports Record 2011 Production
Revett Minerals Inc. (NYSEAMEX:RVM/ TSX:RVM) ("Revett" or the "Company") is pleased to announce fullyearoperating results for the Troy Mine, located in northwest Montana. Currencyisreported in United States dollars unless otherwise indicated MarketWire

P&P Optica Announces Iris, Advanced Spectroscopic Data Analysis and Acquisition Software Suite
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

P&P Optica Makes Holographic Gel Gratings Available to General Market
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Argentex Announces Resignations of CEO and Director and Appoints Interim President
Argentex Mining Corporation ("Argentex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ATX)(OTCBB: AGXMF) announced today that, effective immediately, Mr. Kenneth Hicks has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, President and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Hicks, along with Mr. Colin Godwin, have also resigned from the Board of Directors of Argentex. Mr. Godwin's resignation was effective January 20, 2012 and Mr MarketWire

Ruby Creek Update
Ruby Creek Gold Plateau Camp -- Ruby Creek Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: RBYC), a gold exploration and mining company with operations in Tanzania, is providing this update. MarketWire

Ad Agencies Struggling to Evolve in Digital Age, Reports CMO Council; Clients Experience High Turnover of Interactive Marketing Firms
A milestone Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council report on client/agency effectiveness -- dubbed "More Gain, Less Strain" -- says the marketing shift to digital, social, and mobile channels is significantly impacting agency relationships, compensation models, and use of marketing technology and measurement systems. MarketWire

Bombardier Aerospace Delivers 245 Aircraft and Receives Orders for 249 Aircraft in 2011
Bombardier Aerospace announced today its deliveries and orders results for the 11-month fiscal year which ended December 31, 2011. MarketWire

MyMedicalRecords to Introduce Mobile Phone and Tablet App at HIMSS
MMRGlobal, Inc MarketWire

Lone Star Gold, Inc. Receives Positive Findings and Extends Commitment to Mexico-Based La Candelaria Gold-Silver Project to Facilitate Next Stage of Exploration
Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") has filed an amendment to its La Candelaria Definitive Agreement in order to extend the Company's work commitment to the project until March 11, 2012 MarketWire

Isaac Capital Group Acquires Stake in Legent Clearing Firm
Isaac Capital Group (ICG), the private equity division of Isaac Organization, announced today that it has acquired a stake in Legent Clearing LLC ("Legent"), an independent securities clearing firm. As a result of the transaction, Legent's equity capitalization has been initially increased by approximately $20 million. MarketWire

NCPDP Announces Its 2011 Year in Review

Pan American to Acquire Minefinders and Create the Leading Geographically-Diversified Silver Producer
(All amounts in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated) MarketWire

OpenWays Announcing: Mobile Key DUAL(C) With Pure NFC(TM) in Cooperation With Nordic Choice Hotels, NOKIA and NXP
Today in cooperation with Nordic Choice Hotels, NOKIA and NXP, OpenWays is introducing in Stockholm, Sweden: MOBILE KEY DUAL© with Pure NFC™. MarketWire

BLV Realty Group, Inc. Completion of Portfolio Divestment
BLV Realty Group, Inc. ("BLV Realty" or "the Company") announces that it has completed the divestment of non-performing assets within its International asset portfolio. MarketWire

Global Science & Technology Hires Dr. DeWayne Cecil as Program Manager of Climate Data Records Program at National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC
Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. DeWayne Cecil as the firm's program manager of the Climate Data Records (CDR) Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) located in Asheville, NC. MarketWire

Network Equipment Technologies Receives 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award
Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK) announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named NET's UX1000 as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award. MarketWire

Rogue Resources Changes Name to Rogue Iron Ore Corp.
Rogue Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RRS) (the "Company") announces it has changed its name to ROGUE IRON ORE CORP. At the opening of market of Monday, January 23, 2011, the Company's shares will commence trading under the new name. The Company's trading symbol will remain the same (TSX VENTURE: RRS). MarketWire

Keep Your New Years Resolutions with CouponCodes4u's January Sales
As the clock ticked over into the beginning of another year, many people set personal goals for the upcoming months ahead. As the weeks go by, these resolutions often start to get left at the wayside as real life interferes. However there's no need to despair, as CouponCodes4u is ready to help you stay on course. MarketWire

Northumberland Resources Inc. Provides Corporate Update
Northumberland Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: NHUR) is pleased to announce the following annual corporate update about the company and its recent business activities. MarketWire

North Bay Resources (NBRI) Agrees to JV on Monte Cristo Gold-Platinum Property
North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCBB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has agreed to a joint-venture with Devlin's Bench Mining Ltd and P. Wright Contracting Ltd ("PWC") on the Company's 100% owned Monte Cristo Property. MarketWire

China Direct Industries to Change Corporate Name to CD International Enterprises
China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII), a U.S. based company that produces, sources, and distributes industrial commodities in China and the Americas and provides cross border corporate advisory services announced today that the Company's board of directors has approved a change of the Company's name to CD International Enterprises, Inc MarketWire

Symantec's Clearwell eDiscovery Platform to Offer Transparent Predictive Coding to Enable Rapid and Defensible Automated Document Review
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced plans to introduce Transparent Predictive Coding to its Clearwell eDiscovery Platform in order to help organizations defensibly reduce the time and cost of document review MarketWire

Oracle Unveils Oracle Health Sciences Omics Data Bank as Part of Oracle Health Sciences Translational Research Center
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Joyent Secures $85M in Venture Funding to Fuel Global Growth and Continued Innovation
Joyent, a global provider of cloud computing software and services, today announced it has completed an $85 million funding round, with European group Weather Investment II providing the majority of the round. Weather II was advised by Accelero Capital, an investment and management group MarketWire

NutraCea Completes Two Fund Raising Deals
NutraCea (OTCQB: NTRZ) (PINKSHEETS: NTRZ), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, announces two fund raising transactions and the addition of a new Board member. MarketWire

Cal-Bay International Corporate Information Statement
Cal-Bay International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CBYI) today released the following corporate information statement for the benefit of shareholders. MarketWire

iPerceptions Offers the First Concept Clouds for 'Voice of Customer' Feedback
iPerceptions Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IPE), a leading provider of web-focused Voice of Customer (VoC) analytics based on actual visitor feedback, today announced the addition of Concept Clouds to its 4Q Suite and webValidator Continuous Listening solutions. iPerceptions' Concept Clouds create more accurate and actionable aggregations of the open-ended feedback compared to traditional Word Clouds. MarketWire

Cinedigm and New Video(R) Enter Into Strategic Partnership to Jointly Acquire and Distribute Independent Films
Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), and leading entertainment distributor New Video® today announced they have entered into a partnership that will bring more independent films into theaters nationwide by fully leveraging advanced digital technology MarketWire

New Release of Industry Leading Computer Forensics Product Further Enhances Data Recovery of Internet-Related Evidence
JADsoftware today announced the introduction of its industry leading computer forensics solution, Internet Evidence Finder (IEF) v5 live from the United States Department of Defense's Cybercrime Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. MarketWire

Peoplefluent to Present Webinar on Managing Contingent Labor in the 21st Century
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 "High Definition Contingent Labor for the 21st Century" WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m MarketWire

Follea Leads Growing Market for High-Quality European Hairpieces Worldwide: Significant Hair Loss Affects One in Three Women in Their Lifetime
Follea, Inc. is emerging as the leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality, natural and lightweight hairpieces in the expanding wig and hair manufacturing industry, which is estimated to be an $810 million industry in the U.S. alone, according to IBIS World's Wig & Hairpiece Manufacturing market research report MarketWire Automatically Updated With New USPS Postage Rates® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today announced that its mailing and shipping software solution is now upgraded with the new USPS® rates that went into effect today. The upgrade was free and launched in real time, enabling Stamps MarketWire

Lantronix to Demonstrate New 'Plug-and-Print' xPrintServer at Macworld | iWorld 2012
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart connectivity solutions, today announced it will be a sponsor of MacIT at Macworld | iWorld 2012, held January 26 - 28, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif MarketWire

MSC Software Announces New Releases of Patran and MSC Fatigue
MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced its new 2012 releases of Patran and MSC Fatigue MarketWire

UFood Restaurant Group Begins Construction of Two UFood Grill Units at Salt Lake City International Airport, Driving National Expansion of the Concept
UFood Restaurant Group Inc. (OTCBB: UFFC) announced today construction has begun on two UFood Grills at Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake City, Utah. Part of the airport's revitalized concessions program, the two UFood Grills are expected to open in late April, 2012. Airports present a strong growth opportunity for UFood Grill as travelers seek quick -- but healthy -- meal options MarketWire

World Energy Solutions Secures Key Energy Efficiency Designation
World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it has been selected by administrators Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and The United Illuminating Company (UI) as one of their Small Business Energy Advantage (SBEA) contractors MarketWire

PeerApp Helps Pelephone Deliver World's Top-Rated iPhone Service
PeerApp, the leading provider of transparent caching platforms for Internet content delivery, today announced that Pelephone, Israel's leading 3G mobile service provider, has deployed PeerApp's UltraBand transparent caching platform in its network MarketWire

Juniper Networks Acquires Rights to Service Management Layer of BitGravity's Content Delivery Technology
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, and BitGravity, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications) (NYSE: TCL) (BSE: TCL) today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Juniper will acquire rights to the service management layer of BitGravity's CDN technology. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. MarketWire

Global Hotel Leader Selects Taleo Suite to Power Global Recruitment
Taleo Corporation (NASDAQ: TLEO), the global leader of SaaS-based Talent Management solutions, today announced that Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI), the parent company of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands, has selected Taleo to support the organization's global recruitment strategy. MarketWire

ProTrials Establishes New Subsidiary in United Kingdom to Strengthen Business Operations in Europe
ProTrials Research™, Inc. (, a leader in the clinical research organization (CRO) industry, today announced the creation of a wholly owned subsidiary to help meet its sponsors' increasing needs for multi-national, multi-site clinical trials. Based in the United Kingdom, ProTrials Global Limited will help manage ongoing clinical trials in Italy, Spain and the U.K MarketWire

Actelis Networks' Broadband Accelerator Receives Coveted 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award
Actelis Networks®, The Broadband Acceleration Company™, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named the Actelis Broadband Accelerator (BBA) as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award MarketWire

EAGLE-Net Alliance Selects Zayo to Expand Its Network
Zayo Group announces today that EAGLE-Net Alliance has signed an agreement with Zayo expanding EAGLE-Net's network capabilities in Colorado and Wyoming. EAGLE-Net is a cost-sharing cooperative which provides commodity Internet and advanced education and research networks to Colorado school districts and other community anchor institutions MarketWire

Office Skincare Tips: Skincare-News Presents Pre-Meeting Beauty Prep
With that big meeting only 24 hours from now, many women end up so stressed and worn out that their complexion looks dull and tired as well. But a put-together appearance is crucial to success in the workplace. The latest article by Skincare-News MarketWire

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Meg Geldens as New Member of Investor Relations Team
Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading globalinformation services company focused on professionals, announced today thatMegGeldens is joining Wolters Kluwer's Investor Relations team as of January23, 2012. Meg Geldens has 17 years of experience as a European Media analyst,employed byCredit Suisse First Boston, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, InvestecSecuritiesand MF Global MarketWire

The Medicines Company Settles Angiomax(R) (Bivalirudin) Patent Litigations With App Pharmaceuticals
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced that it has settled the lawsuits filed by MDCO in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware relating to the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) filed by APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC (APP) for a generic version of Angiomax® (bivalirudin for injection) MarketWire

BackBay Communications Selected by Associated Foreign Exchange Inc. (AFEX) for Public Relations Services
BackBay Communications, a strategic public relations, branding and marketing firm focused on the financial services sector, has been retained as public relations agency of record by Associated Foreign Exchange Inc. (AFEX), one of the world's largest providers of independent foreign payment solutions, with international payment expertise across the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. MarketWire

Save the Date! GuestLogix to Host 2012 User Group Conference, October 1-3 in Toronto, for World's Top Airlines and Travel Operators
GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry, announced today that it will host its 4th annual User Group Conference October 1 through October 3 at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre MarketWire

WinTingo Enters the Scratch Card Market With Spiral Solutions
Spiral Solutions Ltd., leading provider of managed eGaming services will provide WinTingo, a dedicated scratch card and casual online gaming brand, with a package of managed eGaming services in a new deal announced today. MarketWire

Hyper-Local Ad Sales Set to Launch via DigitalTown Network
DigitalTown, Inc. (OTCQB: DGTW) (PINKSHEETS: DGTW) is set to launch its long anticipated hyper-local ad network Tuesday, January 24, 2012 across its 20,000 plus high school sports sites. MarketWire

Prospect Capital and Other Shareholders Enter Into Definitive Agreement to Sell NRG, With Prospect Expected to Receive up to $114 Million in Cash, a 59% or Greater Overall Internal Rate of Return, and Approximately $30 Million of Investment Income
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect and other third-party shareholders have executed a stock purchase agreement to sell their ownership interests in NRG Manufacturing Inc. ("NRG"), a leading manufacturer of oilfield equipment. MarketWire

New IHOP(R) 7 for $7 Menu Headlines Tasty Value Trends to Watch for in 2012
IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is on trend for value-seekers in 2012 with the launch of its 7 for $7 Menu, according to leading money-saving blogger Tara Kuczykowski from DealSeekingMom* MarketWire

Cellceutix Featured on Cover of Prominent Business Journal
Cellceutix Corporation (OTCBB: CTIX) ("the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drugs to treat unmet medical conditions, is pleased to announce that it was featured Friday, January 20th on the front page of the Boston Business Journal print edition MarketWire

C3 Launches Version 3 of Energy and Emissions Management Suite
C3 (, a leading provider of energy and emissions management software solutions, today announced C3 Energy and Emissions Management Version 3, its latest major software release. C3 Version 3 is an integrated suite of applications that manage enterprise-wide energy and sustainability to drive material financial value MarketWire

Cubic Global Tracking Solutions Selects Vice President of Engineering & Operations
Cubic Global Tracking Solutions, the asset visibility solutions provider of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), recently appointed Jim Kilfeather to the newly created position of Vice President of Engineering and Operations MarketWire

First California Expands Into Santa Barbara, Names Catharine Manset Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
First California Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCAL), the holding company of First California Bank, today announced plans to expand its operations into Santa Barbara, an affluent, coastal community in Southern California. To support the initiative, the company named Catharine E. Manset as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager MarketWire

Plainfield Renewable Energy Starts Development of 37.5-Megawatt Biomass Project in Connecticut, an Industrial Info News Alert

Locus Technologies Receives 2011 EBJ Business Achievement Award
Locus Technologies (Locus) announced today that Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) granted the company the award for Information Technology in the environmental and energy industry for the sixth time in last 10 years. No other company has earned this prestigious ranking in Information Technology more than three times in the past 10 years. MarketWire

Mattson Technology Expands Foundry/Logic Position With Shipment of Millios Millisecond Annealing System to Another Major Foundry
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that it has shipped its Millios® millisecond annealing (MsA) system to another major foundry MarketWire

Cliffs Natural Resources Outlines $1 Billion in 2012 Capital Spending, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Miner Cliffs Natural Resources Incorporated (NYSE:CLF) (Cleveland, Ohio) last week announced that the company is planning capital expenditures of approximately $1 billion in 2012. Of this, approximately $300 million will be for sustaining capital and $700 million for growth and productivity improvement. MarketWire

ASSA ABLOY acquires Dynaco
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement toacquire Dynaco in Belgium. Dynaco is aleading producer of high-speed doors specialized in sales to a globalnetwork ofdistributors. MarketWire

National Agricultural Cooperative Federation Announces Consent Solicitation for the Holders of Certain Notes Issued Under Its U.S.$8,000,000,000 Global Medium Term Note Programme
National Agricultural Cooperative Federation ("NACF" or the "Company") today announced that it has commenced a solicitation of consents (the "Consent Solicitation") from holders of the Company's US$400,000,000 5.55% notes due 2012 (ISIN: XS0325787561), US$180,000,000 8.50% notes due 2014 (ISIN: XS0412097478), US$500,000,000 5 MarketWire

Enabling Productivity Through Innovation, by Trimble, a Feature of "Industry Today" on
Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will host special guest Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) as part of this week's "Industry Today" webcast. Trimble is a global, publically traded company that applies technology to provide solutions requiring position or location information -- including industrial, surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping MarketWire

Teleflora Scores Big With Supermodel Adriana Lima
Teleflora, the world's leading flower delivery service, has teamed up with supermodel Adriana Lima for an ad set to launch during Super Bowl XLVI, which will air on NBC Sunday, February 5, 2012. Teleflora's 30-second spot will debut during the game's second quarter. MarketWire

Azul Systems CTO Webinar: The Java Evolution Mismatch
Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability, announced today that Azul Systems CTO and Co-Founder, Gil Tene, will be hosting a Webcast on "The Java Evolution Mismatch." The 25-minute webinar will explain how the evolution of Java over the last decade has led to a mismatch between the flexibility and power of Java applications vs MarketWire

TransUnion Corp. to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year Earnings
TransUnion Corp., a leading global provider of information management and risk management solutions, will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011 and for the fiscal year 2011, in a news release to be issued on the morning of Tuesday, February 21, 2012. The news release will be available on the Company's website at MarketWire

Vestaron Corporation Promotes Robert Kennedy to Chief Scientific Officer
Vestaron Corporation today announced the promotion of Robert M. Kennedy, Ph.D. to the newly created position of Chief Scientific Officer. In this position, Dr. Kennedy will have overall scientific leadership responsibilities for the research and discovery of new peptide and synthetic leads for development of insect control products in the crop protection, public health and animal health markets MarketWire

Yubico Sees 90 Percent Customer Growth and Geographically Expanded Adoption of Two-Factor Authentication Technology in 2011
Yubico, the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection, reported monumental customer growth in 2011 and is entering 2012 with great optimism of upcoming innovations to its YubiKey authentication technology that will expand its reach to all platforms and mobile devices. MarketWire

Network Equipment Technologies to Exhibit at the AFCEA West Conference
NET Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. ("NET") (NASDAQ: NWK), announced today that it will exhibit at the AFCEA West show, January 23-26, 2012 in booth 1624. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, West 2012 is the largest event on the West Coast for communications, electronics, intelligence, and information systems MarketWire

Hoak Media Corporation Selects TVUPack Mobile Broadcast Uplink Solution
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in portable live electronic news gathering (ENG) broadcasting solutions, announced today that Hoak Media Corporation has signed an exclusive deal to deploy TVUPack across its 23 stations covering nine television markets in the United States. MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Corp. Responds to Dissident Proxy Circular in Connection With the January 30, 2012 Shareholder Meeting
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Active Biotech's Prostate Cancer Project TASQ in Phase I Combination Therapy Trial
A Phase I Investigator sponsored clinicaltrial, led by Principal Investigator Dr.Andrew Armstrong at DukeUniversityHospital, US, has been announced for Active Biotech's (NASDAQ OMX Nordic: ACTI)prostate cancer project TASQ MarketWire

Zhaikmunai Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

AMD Opteron(TM) 6200 Series Processor Family Wins the Linley Group Analysts' Choice Award for Best Server Processor
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its AMD Opteron 6200 Series processor family, based on the new "Bulldozer" architecture, was chosen as the winner of The Linley Group's first annual Analysts' Choice Awards. The awards recognize the top processor products of 2011 in several major categories including embedded, mobile, PC, server, design IP and related technology MarketWire

Auto Club: Top Southern California Hotels and Restaurants Earn AAA Four Diamond Awards
Eighty-five Southern California hotels and 37 restaurants have earned the 2012 AAA Four Diamond Award®, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced today. Eighteen locations appear as newcomers on the list including the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, The Westin Monache Resort in Mammoth Lakes and La Bellasera Hotel & Suites Paso Robles. MarketWire

Golar purchase of Gandria and reactivation of Hilli
Golar LNG ("Golar" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it hasbecome100% owner of the LNG Carrier Gandria. Golar has purchased the remaining50%share interest in Bluewater Gandria N.V, the owning company of the vessel,froman affiliate of Bluewater Energy Services B.V. ("Bluewater"). The price hasbeenagreed all-in at $19.5 million MarketWire

TAMM Oil and Gas Corp. Provide Updates and Analysis on Recent Advancements of Major Carbonate Projects and New Update to Its Manning Project
TAMM Oil and Gas Corp. ("TAMM") (OTCBB: TAMO) is pleased to provide information and our analysis on recent advancements in Major Carbonates Projects and updates to it's Manning Project via a Letter to the Shareholders published on the TAMM web site at MarketWire

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

Barry Callebaut and Unilever sign long-term partnership agreement
Barry Callebaut AG /Barry Callebaut and Unilever sign long-term partnershipagreement . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

CURRENT Selected by Pepco for Distribution Grid Modernization Project
DistribuTECH - CURRENT, a leading global innovator of utility grid infrastructure and software solutions, today announced that Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco) has selected CURRENT's new underground residential development (URD) fault detection and grid monitoring system for a distribution grid reliability and modernization project in the Washington, DC area MarketWire

Fast-Growing Tablet Market Still up for Grabs as Consumers Look for Different Features, Price Points
Consumers are driving segmentation of the fast-growing tablet market away from one-size-fits-all models toward different devices for distinct purposes, according to a new survey of 8,700 consumers in the eight top markets worldwide MarketWire

Appian Announces Record Success in 2011
Appian, the global innovator in enterprise and cloud-based business process management (BPM) software, today announced record growth in 2011. 90 new-name customers selected the Appian BPM Suite and its Mobile BPM, Cloud BPM and Social BPM capabilities. This rapid customer acquisition drove a 219 percent increase in Appian license orders over 2010 MarketWire

Norske Skog's accounts for the fourth quarter of 2011
The announcement of Norske Skog's accounts for the fourth quarter of 2011 will take place on Wednesday 8 February at 7:00 a.m. CET. GlobeNewswire

Solteq Plc: SHARE REPURCHASE 23.1.2012

Kemira Oyj: Proposals of the Nomination Board to the Annual General Meeting 2012
Kemira OyjStock exchange releaseJanuary 23, 2012 at 5.00 pm (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen at Kesko's Day of Commerce: Maintaining our welfare society requires longer working careers
KESKO CORPORATION PRESS RELEASE 23.01.2012 AT 15.00 1(2) GlobeNewswire

The Finnish Competition Authority Approves OP-Pohjola's Acquisition of Skandia Life Finland
Press Release, 23 January 2012The Finnish Competition Authority has approved OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative's acquisition of Skandia Life Finland's business. This regulatory approval is a major step forward in the implementation of the acquisition although its completion will require other regulatory approvals too GlobeNewswire

SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge - presentation of preliminary annual accounts 2011
SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge is presenting the preliminary annual accounts 2011 Time:     Wednesday 8 February 2012 at 5 pmPlace:     Shippingklubben, Haakon VII's gt. 1, OsloThe presentation will be made by CEO Hans Olav Karde.The presentation will also be made by webcast GlobeNewswire

PayPoint plc Notice of Interim Management Statement
PayPoint plc GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä to supply power and positioning system for Statoil's two new offshore drilling rigs
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade and Technical Press release, 23 January 2012 at 1 pm EET GlobeNewswire

ASSA ABLOY acquires Dynaco
ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Dynaco in Belgium. Dynaco is a leading producer of high-speed doors specialized in sales to a global network of distributors. GlobeNewswire

Pöyry awarded Owner's Engineering Services Contract for the Shoaiba II Power Plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
PÖYRY PLC  Press release 23 January 2012 GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Helps Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research Identify New Opportunities in the Generic Drug Landscape
Newport provides Brazilian government agency with comprehensive pharmaceutical industry data GlobeNewswire

Wessanen to publish Q4 2011 figures on 23 February
Royal Wessanen will publish its Q4 2011 press release on Thursday 23 February 2012 before market opening (at 7h15 CET). GlobeNewswire

Alma Media surveys the environmental impacts of printed newspaper and online media
Alma Media Press release23 January 2012 at 11:00 EET GlobeNewswire

Outokumpu confirms preliminary discussions with ThyssenKrupp to evaluate strategic options
STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE23 January 2012 at 10.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

Vaisala to divest its wind profiler business to Scintec AG
Vaisala has signed a contract to divest its wind profiler business to Scintec AG in order to better focus on the core product lines in the Weather business area. The divestment is expected to contribute to increased focus in product development and customer service. GlobeNewswire

Pohjola Markets analysts: Pulling back from the edge of the precipice - overweight position in equities
The global economic outlook is very dim once again. However, the analysts of Pohjola Markets do not expect the euro-area recession and sovereign debt crisis to derail the global economy but the sluggish economic growth to continue driven by the USA and the emerging economies. That the financial system continues to work well will play a key role when it comes to the economic outlook GlobeNewswire

Bayfield Ventures Corp. : Bayfield Discovers Multi-Gram Gold in New Far East Zone on Burns Block in Rainy River, NW Ontario

Active Biotech's Prostate Cancer Project TASQ in Phase I Combination Therapy Trial
Lund, Sweden, January 23, 2012 - a Phase I Investigator sponsored clinical trial, led by Principal Investigator Dr.Andrew Armstrong at Duke University Hospital, US, has been announced for Active Biotech's (NASDAQ OMX Nordic: ACTI) prostate cancer project TASQ GlobeNewswire


Invitation - SEB's fourth quarter 2011 results
On Tuesday, 7 February, at 07:00 (CET) SEB's fourth quarter 2011 results will be announced. In addition presentations and Fact Book will be available on in conjunction with the events below. GlobeNewswire

Imtech: breakthrough in Denmark, high-tech traffic technology to help Copenhagen become CO2 neutral
Gouda - Imtech (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) secured its first order in Denmark. The high-tech traffic management solutions by Peek (the Imtech Traffic & Infra mobility specialist) for each of the 365 road junctions in Copenhagen represent an important contribution to making the Danish capital completely CO2 neutral by 2025. GlobeNewswire

MediGene and EIP Eczacibasi Enter Agreement for the Commercialization of Veregen® in Turkey
MediGene AG /MediGene and EIP Eczacibasi Enter Agreement for the Commercialization of Veregen® in Turkey . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth in negotiations to acquire Australian company Ludowici
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 03-2012, 22 January 2012 GlobeNewswire

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