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Google's new home page design promotes site's other services
Search giant Google has unveiled a new layout for its home page, where the black strip running on the top of the page is replaced with a grey logo. ANI

Interior decoration industry growing in India
Indians are fast developing a taste for the good life and this is showing in the rapid growth in the business of interior decoration market. ANI

Hinduja's set to gain control over UK bus maker Optare
British bus makers Optare will vote this Friday to decide the fate of the company, with Indian moguls Hinduja brothers favorites to buy a majority stake in the company. ANI

Comic industry in India on a growth spree
The Indian comic industry is taking steps to revive its popularity and comic makers are entering newer spheres of media like e-comics, television, mobile, social networking, merchandise and DVDs. ANI

SGX Proposes Removal of Iceberg Order Functionality to Improve Market Transparency
Singapore Exchange (SGX) is consulting the public on its proposal to remove the engine-level iceberg order functionality in the securities and derivatives markets.The iceberg order functionality is utilised primarily by investors who trade largequantities ACN Newswire

HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 Set to Bring Latest Global Offerings to Asia
Specially tailored to meet the surging, specific demands of Asia's hospitality business communities, HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 will return from 17 to 20 April 2012 at the Singapore Expo to showcase a strong line-up of thenewest and hottest technology solutions and unique concepts to Asia ACN Newswire

Caterpillar Chief Sees 10% Rise for China Construction
China's construction industry will grow 10 per cent in 2012, according to Richard Lavin, Group President of the heavy industry giant from the United States ACN Newswire

Sino Prosper Agrees to Acquire Gold Project in Guizhou Province
Sino Prosper State Gold Resources Holdings Limited ("Sino Prosper" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", Stock Code: 00766.hk), a PRC precious metals company, is pleased to announce a major and connected transaction ACN Newswire

Jay Taylor Discusses Macro and Micro Discovery Investing with Dr. Michael Berry, Author of Managing Investments: A Case Approach, on Weekly VoiceAmerica Radio Show "Turning Hard Times into Good Times"
Vancouver, British Columbia, January 2, 2012 - Jay Taylor, publisher of the J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter, interviews economist Dr. Michael Berry, author of Managing Investment: A Case Approach.Dr. Michael Berry brings a couple of rare combinations to Jay Taylor's ""Turning Hard Times into Good Times"" radio show ACN Newswire

China Innovation Cooperate Set up Excalibur Fund With China Baoan, Further Enhance The Four New Industries Chain.
China Innovation Investment Limited ("China Innovation", Stock Code: 1217.HK) is delighted to announce that, the Company and China Baoan Group Asset Management Limited ("China Baoan") are intended to cooperate set up two equity investment funds in Mainland China to invest in military industry and four new industries ACN Newswire

Quam Private Club Wine Gala @ Shenzhen TMC
Quamnet and Quam Private Wealth will be co-hosting the "Quam Private Club Wine Gala" in Jan 5-8 during 2012 Shenzhen-Hong Kong- Macao International Top Marques Carnival (TMC). There will be free wine tasting and exhibition of valuable French wine from the top five and other old Chateaux such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, Petrus, Chateau La Brande etc, contributed by Mr ACN Newswire

Art Directors Guild Announces Nominations for Its 2011 Excellence in Production Design Awards; Ceremony to Take Place February 4 at Beverly Hilton Hotel
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 16th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2011. The nominations were announced by ADG Council President Thomas A. Walsh and Awards co-producers Tom Wilkins and Greg Grande MarketWire

Follow Your Heart Vegenaise(R) Featured on the Ellen Show
Follow Your Heart® Vegenaise® was featured today on the Ellen Show's "12 Days of Giveaways" bonus edition. Vegenaise® -- the leading natural mayonnaise alternative that is made with heart-healthy oils and is cholesterol free -- was hand-selected by Ellen DeGeneres as one of her "Favorite Things." MarketWire

HID Hut Hydroponics Discounts LED Lights 40% Off Retail
HID Hut Hydroponics Discounts is pleased to announce that their LED lights are being offered at up to 40% off retail prices. Offering a bright start to 2012, this discount provides growers with the opportunity to get some of the LED grow light prices that are unheard of before this. These discounts will continue into the New Year. MarketWire

President Signs FY'12 National Defense Authorization Act Into Law, Including Federal Anti-Counterfeiting Amendment
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCBB: APDN) announces that it is positioned and ready to empower government contractors and Federal Agencies as they move to comply with new Federal anti-counterfeiting law. A bipartisan amendment (S MarketWire

Commerce National Bank Announces the Appointment of Michael J. Reed, Vice President, Real Estate Department
Commerce National Bank ("the Bank") (OTCBB: CNBF), a community business bank in its ninth year of operation, is pleased to announce that Michael J. Reed has joined the Bank as a Vice President in the Real Estate Department. MarketWire

Clorox Announces Feb. 3 Webcast of Fiscal 2012 Second-Quarter Results
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced that, on Feb. 3, it plans to host a live audio webcast of a discussion with the investment community about the company's second-quarter, fiscal year 2012, results. The webcast is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) and can be accessed at http://investors.thecloroxcompany.com/events.cfm MarketWire

Arizona Lottery Millionaire Raffle Tickets Sell Out One Day Early
The Arizona Lottery announced today that Millionaire Raffle tickets are sold out, one day before ticket sales were scheduled to end on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at midnight. MarketWire

The Walking Company Holdings, Inc. Announces Annual Sales and Other Events
The Walking Company Holdings, Inc., the parent company of The Walking Company and Big Dog Sportswear, today announced that its net sales for the year ended December 31, 2011 were approximately $201.5 million, a 7% increase as compared to 2010, and that the Company had a net profit for the year. MarketWire

NFL Legendary Sports Broadcaster Pat Summerall Joins eCredentials(TM) as International Spokesperson
eCredentials™, the company that invented the only electronic automatically changing barcode algorithm, has secured the legendary signature voice of sports broadcasting Pat Summerall as their international spokesperson. Summerall will serve as a representative of the company in introducing this new one of a kind technology. MarketWire

CallidusCloud Acquires LeadFormix
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), the leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing, today announced it has acquired the leader in next-generation marketing automation and lead management, LeadFormix. MarketWire

University Bancorp Acquires 37.5% of University Lending Group
University Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIB) (PINKSHEETS: UNIB) announced today that its subsidiary, University Bank, had acquired an additional 37.4925% membership interest in University Lending Group, LLC, effective as of December 31, 2011, bringing its total ownership to 87.5025%. University Bancorp, Inc. issued a total of 366,720 shares of common stock, representing 8 MarketWire

Mindoro Resources Reports the Results of Drilling Gold Feeder-Structures at Archangel
Mindoro Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE: MIO) (ASX: MDO) (FRANKFURT:WKN 906167) today announced the results of the second and third drill holes from the Archangel drilling program designed to test interpreted high-grade "feeder" structures underlying the near-surface Archangel gold and silver resources, Batangas Province, Philippines. This completed the three hole program. MarketWire

Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. Acquires Nearly One Million Square Feet of Self Storage for $80 Million
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) -- a publicly registered non-traded REIT investing in self-storage properties -- recently acquired a portfolio of 12 properties in Georgia and Florida totaling approximately 8,000 units and one million square feet with a total aggregate purchase price of approximately $80 million. MarketWire

Maverick Debt Collector's Pledge: "No More Lawsuits"
"The world of debt collection will never be the same," says Bill Bartmann, CEO and founder of America's most consumer-friendly collection agency, CFS II. MarketWire

Yale Ophthalmologist Jimmy K. Lee, MD Joins NVISION Laser Eye Centers
NVISION Laser Eye Centers CEO Todd Cooper announced today the appointment of Dr. Jimmy K. Lee, MD to provide LASIK and cataract surgery at NVISION centers throughout Southern California. MarketWire

Jones Soda Co. Secures $2 Million Credit Facility
Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ: JSDA), a leader in the premium soda category and known for its unique branding and innovative marketing, today announced that it has entered into a secured credit facility with Access Business Finance LLC ("Access"), pursuant to which the Company, through two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Jones Soda (Canada) Inc. and Jones Soda Co. (USA) Inc MarketWire

H&R Block Names Tom Gerke as Top Legal Counsel
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) announced today it has appointed Tom Gerke as senior vice president and general counsel. In this role he will oversee H&R Block's legal strategy and activities. MarketWire

Robert Levitsky Accepts His New Role as Senior Vice President of Credit and Risk Management at CoActiv Capital Partners, Inc.
Leader in equipment leasing, CoActiv Capital Partners, Inc. (CoActiv), a Marubeni Group Company, announced today the promotion of Mr. Robert Levitsky to the position of Senior Vice President of Credit and Risk Management. MarketWire

New Book by Jay W. Vogt Helps Non-Profits Better Organize Their Boards
Organizational development consultant Jay W. Vogt has just released a one-of-a-kind book geared toward nonprofit board-of-directors called "Board Roles to Board Goals: Creating an Annual Board Workplan" published by Peoplesworth Press. MarketWire

Digagogo Announces Additional Revenue From License Sale
Digagogo Ventures Corp. ("Digagogo" or the "Company") (OTCBB: DOGO) (www.digagogo.com), a provider of information and communications technology for local communities, announced today that it has received a $200,000 payment toward the license sale fee for the Red Deer Dogo Net (www.reddeerdogonet.com) located in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. MarketWire

Players to Claim Their Loot at Barona on Wednesdays This January During "X Marks the Slot" Tournament
Those in search of a treasured prize must follow the map to Barona Resort & Casino for X Marks the Slot, a free slot tournament scheduled for every Wednesday in January. Club Barona members can compete in the tournament once a week to win a share of $18,250 in weekly prizes -- a total payout of $73,000 for the month. MarketWire

Oracle WebCenter Named a Leader in Enterprise Content Management by Independent Research Firm
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

The Venetian(R) and The Palazzo(R) Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Grand Style
In honor of the most celebrated sign of the Chinese Zodiac, The Venetian and The Palazzo are commemorating the prosperous holiday in an over-the-top fashion. Beginning with a ceremonial dragon dance at 1 p.m. on Jan. 23, the Chinese New Year celebrations include lavish feng shui-inspired décor, auspicious dish offerings and festive cocktails. MarketWire

Extra Space Storage(R) Announces Acquisition of 28 Properties for $189.9 Million in Fourth Quarter of 2011
Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) (the "Company") announced today that during the fourth quarter of 2011 the Company acquired 28 self-storage properties for a total purchase price of approximately $189.9 million. The properties are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island MarketWire

Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and 2011 Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, announced that its earnings call for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm (EST). MarketWire

CONMED Corporation Partners With the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation for Sports Medicine Applications
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), the world's largest tissue bank, have announced that CONMED's subsidiary, CONMED Linvatec, will serve as the exclusive world-wide marketing representative for MTF's sports medicine allograft tissues MarketWire

ISTA Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference
ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISTA), today announced it will present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference at 10:40 a.m. Eastern Time on January 12, 2012, in New York, NY. ISTA's Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Corporate Development Lauren Silvernail will provide an update on the Company's marketed products and clinical programs. MarketWire

Metiscan Announces FINRA Approval of Name Change and Reverse Stock Split
Metiscan, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MTIZ) is pleased to announce that FINRA has approved its name change from Metiscan, Inc. to Aclor International, Inc. (the "Company"). In addition, FINRA has approved a two thousand for one (2000:1) reverse stock split of the Company's common shares. The name change and reverse split will be effective January 4th, 2012 MarketWire

Leading Analyst Firm Recognizes Oracle as a Leader in Horizontal Portals
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

People on the Move: Patricia Neal Has Joined ERM's Southern Division
Patricia (Pat) Neal has joined ERM's Southern Division as a partner in the Houston, Texas office, where she will lead our integrated safety services initiative. Ms MarketWire

SIPP Industries Inc. (SIPC) Completes Merger With Palm Beach Speciality Coffee
SIPP Industries Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SIPC) brings attention to its previous press release of April 27, 2011 where amongst other things the company announced its intentions to acquire Palm Beach Specialty Coffee LLC (www.palmbeachcoffee.com) as its sole main subsidiary. MarketWire

Apartment Guide Launches Reputation Monitor
Apartment Guide, a leading resource for apartments for rent nationwide, announces the launch of Reputation Monitor, a new tool for its advertiser clients that provides online brand management capabilities. MarketWire

Mom Bloggers Accept New Year's Resolution Challenge With New Social Dieting Game
A group of the most influential mom bloggers are using the new DietBet.com platform to set up a New Year's resolution weight-loss challenge, with $5,000 on the line. The winnings go to the bloggers and their charity of choice. All the players in the high-stakes game have to lose four percent of their bodyweight in four weeks MarketWire

Los Angeles PR Firm Eileen Koch & Company, INC. Commemorates Over Two Decades of Success in Public Relations
This January, Eileen Koch & Company, INC. celebrates 22 years of unparalleled success in the public relations industry. Maven publicist, Eileen Koch, founder and CEO of Eileen Koch & Company, INC., has successfully transformed the boutique management agency into a full service public relations firm, which specializes in PR, Marketing and Branding. MarketWire

NEWave Launches Professional Services Division With Leading Team of Experts to Solve Casinos' Toughest Technology Challenges
Leading software supplier to the gaming industry NEWave has been carefully collecting the industry's leading technology experts to form its new Professional Services Division. Now the company and the division are offering the industry's most extensive collection of services to help casinos solve their toughest technology challenges to help ensure technology makes life easier, not harder. MarketWire

NSI Welcomes New Salon & School Sales Manager, North America
NSI is pleased to announce that award-winning technician Malinda Haggerty has accepted the newly created position of Salon & School Sales Manager for the North America region. Malinda has vast experience, combining 15 years in the beauty industry with a strong sales and event coordinating background. Malinda has been an Educator for NSI since 2005 MarketWire

PMA Funding(TM) Provides Stable Deposit Option to Florida Community Banks
PMA Funding™ (PMA) -- Preferred Service Provider of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and a leading provider of bank deposit and funding solutions -- has announced the expansion of its public funds deposit program within the state of Florida. PMA Funding™ has placed over $100 billion in public funds deposits since the inception of the Firm's deposit program in 1988. MarketWire

Introducing the New Cogo Labs: Kendall Square's Best-Kept Secret
Adverplex, a highly successful business incubator and one of Kendall Square's best-kept secrets, has announced its new company name -- Cogo Labs. Cogo Labs creates profitable Web-based companies that average more than $1 million in annual revenue per employee. Websites produced by Cogo Labs companies collectively receive more than 5 million visitors every month. MarketWire

UnionTown Energy Inc. (UTOG) Ships Oil From New Miami Property in Montana
UnionTown Energy Inc. (OTCBB: UTOG) (PINKSHEETS: UTOG) is pleased to report that it has shipped oil from its Well #42-20H on its New Miami Property in Montana. MarketWire

Vlogbrother Hank Green Launches Science Channel as One of YouTube's Much-Publicized Original Programming Channels
SciShow (www.youtube.com/scishow) officially launches today as one of YouTube's Original Programming Channels. SciShow will teach scientific concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner, and will provide much more depth on subject matters than traditional television news programs. Noted YouTube personality Hank Green will be executive producer of the new educational channel. MarketWire

Global Veterinary Health Products Market to Spike to Over $28 Billion by 2017
TriMarkPublications.com cites in its newly published "Veterinary Health Markets" report that the global veterinary health products market is forecasted to spike to over $28 billion by 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.trimarkpublications.com/products/Veterinary-Health-Markets.html. MarketWire

Oracle Spotlights French Partners for Innovation and Customer Excellence
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Coronado First Bank Elects New Chairman
Maria P. Kunac, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coronado First Bank (OTCBB: NADO), announced today that the board of directors has elected Steve Rippe as chairman. MarketWire

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited Implements Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing to Enhance Billing Processes
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Oracle Encourages the Cities of the Future by Supporting the "Living Labs Global Award"
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Tim Geisse Joins Village Enterprise Board
Village Enterprise, a leader in rural microenterprise development, announces that Tim Geisse has joined its board of directors. MarketWire

AlliedBarton Security Services Teams Up With the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces to Represent the Army Reserve During the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week
AlliedBarton Security Services, www.alliedbarton.com, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will team up with the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces to represent the Army Reserve during the week preceding the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, January 3 through January 7, 2012, in San Antonio, TX MarketWire

IMSI/Design Updates Free TurboViewer
IMSI®/Design, the developer of TurboCAD®, the #1 best-selling CAD in retail, today announced an update for the iOS world's most popular 2D and 3D CAD file viewer. Free TurboViewer™ v2 allows lightning-fast viewing of native 3D DWG™ files on iPad® and iPhone®. MarketWire

Delphi Showcases Broad Range of Infotainment, Connectivity and Safety / Security Technologies at 2012 CES
Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DLPH) is showcasing its newest entertainment, connectivity, and safety / security technologies at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) MarketWire

Top Trademark Litigator Jill Pietrini Joins Sheppard Mullin
Jill M. Pietrini has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's 70 attorney Intellectual Property practice group, based in the firm's Los Angeles/Century City office. Pietrini joins from Manatt in Los Angeles, where she chaired the firm's Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation practice group MarketWire

Vertro, Inc. to Present at the Sidoti & Company Semi-Annual New York Micro Cap Conference on January 9th
Vertro, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRO) today announced that Vertro's President and CEO, Peter Corrao, will present at the Sidoti & Company Semi-Annual New York Micro-Cap Conference. The conference will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York, New York. MarketWire

Oracle Kicks Off Global Event Series to Spotlight Strategies for Reducing Complexity, Increasing Productivity and Accelerating Innovation With Oracle Hardware
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Leading Analyst Firm Positions Oracle ATG in Leaders Quadrant for E-Commerce
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Harrington Industrial Plastics Acquires the Assets of ProTec Construction Services & Supply in Texas
Harrington Industrial Plastics today announced the acquisition of ProTec Construction Services & Supply; the premier supplier of high purity and industrial piping systems in Texas. MarketWire

Galavantier.com and Bear's Best Golf Club Are 'Swingin' in the New Year' With Las Vegas Golf Giveaways
A new year and a new contest to enter and win as Galavantier Inc, the hybrid online travel company specializing in unique travel experience getaways, and elite golf course Bear's Best Las Vegas have joined forces to present Swingin' in the New Year. Through February 29, users can enter to win four golf getaways to Las Vegas by visiting Galavantier.com. MarketWire

Platinum Equity Acquires Keen Transport
Platinum Equity announced today that it has acquired Keen Transport Company, which includes Keen Transport, Inc. and Cressler Trucking, Inc. Keen Transport is a national provider of heavy-haul logistics and transportation services for the construction, mining and agriculture equipment markets MarketWire

The Lodge at Garden of the Gods Club Celebrates National Peanut Brittle Day
In celebration of National Peanut Brittle Day this month, The Lodge at Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs invites guests to stay "for peanuts" on Thursday, January 26. In addition to offering a special room rate of $89 -- a savings of more than 30 percent -- the Colorado Springs hotel will treat its guests to complimentary peanut brittle upon arrival MarketWire

SalesQuest Launches Mid-Market Manager (M3): A Sales Intelligence Application
Today SalesQuest launched the new Mid-Market Manager (M3) sales intelligence application in the CRUSH Pro Platform which enables subscribers to search 2.5 Million sales trigger events and more than 600,000 contacts. Technology marketers and sales reps can build targeted marketing campaigns and prospecting lists based on selected search criteria. MarketWire

ORLive Program Tackles Complex Cardiac Procedure
BroadcastMed, Inc.'s surgical web portal ORLive.com presents a premiere webcast from St. Luke's Hospital in New York City. Septal myectomy surgery to treat obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex cardiac surgical procedure that very few hospitals in the United States, and the world, have the expertise to perform. St MarketWire

Hurd to Partner With Vista Pointe
Hurd Windows and Doors announced it is partnering with Arizona-based Vista Pointe Architectural Systems, a manufacturer of folding and sliding patio door systems. The partnership will allow Hurd to offer a greater range of patio door products for new home construction and remodeling marketplace. MarketWire

Robert H. Muttera Named Chief Credit Officer at American River Bank
American River Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMRB), the parent company of American River Bank, a community business bank serving the Greater Sacramento Area and Counties of Placer, Sonoma and Amador, today announced that Robert H. Muttera has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Muttera will join the team on February 1, 2012, replacing Douglas E MarketWire

AMG associate Timminco announces financial restructuring
Amsterdam, 3 January 2012 --- AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.,("AMG",EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: "AMG") associate Timminco Limited ("Timminco", TSX:"TIM")announced today that Timminco and its wholly-owned subsidiary,Bécancour SiliconInc MarketWire

CreditKarma.com Unveils First Free Credit Monitoring Service
CreditKarma.com, the consumer's credit advocate, today became the first company to offer free credit monitoring to all U.S. consumers. The new feature will monitor a consumer's credit file on a daily basis and alert the member when a significant change occurs. MarketWire

Cover-All Technologies Inc. Enters Insurance Claims Solutions Marketplace With the Acquisition of BlueWave Technology
Cover-All Technologies Inc. (NYSE Amex: COVR), a Delaware corporation ("Cover-All" or the "Company"), today announced the acquisition of the assets of BlueWave Technology, including its innovative insurance claims solution software, PipelineClaims™, in a cash transaction effective December 30, 2011. MarketWire

Shinedown Unveil "AMARYLLIS"; Multi-Platinum Rock Band Announce March 27th Release of Hugely Anticipated Follow-Up to "THE SOUND Of MADNESS"; Grammy-Winning Producer Rob Cavallo Behind the Board Once Again; First Single, "Bully," Available on January 3rd
Atlantic recording group Shinedown has announced the upcoming release of their much anticipated new album. "AMARYLLIS" will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on March 27th, 2012. MarketWire

Systema Software Appoints Brian Mack as Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Systema Software, a leading provider of claims administration software and services to the insurance industry, today announced it has appointed Brian Mack to the position of vice president of sales and marketing MarketWire

Third Annual Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby Fundraiser Set for July 7 - 8, 2012
Canadian professional ice hockey centre Brendan Morrison with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League today announced that he will again host the Tofino Saltwater Classic Fishing Derby fundraising event to be held for the third consecutive year in Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, from July 7 - 8, 2012. MarketWire

Cubic to Present at Raymond James 11th Annual Government Services & Technology Summit
Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), a diversified systems and services company in transportation, defense and RFID markets worldwide, today announced the company's participation in the Raymond James 11th Annual Government Services & Technology Summit on January 5, 2012 in Washington, D.C. MarketWire

Fluke Corporation Acquires Martel Electronics Corporation
Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, announces its acquisition of Martel Electronics Corporation, a Derry, N.H.-based manufacturer of electronic test tools and OEM products MarketWire

Battling Depression? New Study Reveals What Consumers Need to Know Before Buying Fish Oil
In the latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, a team of Columbia Psychiatry researchers reveals information that could be significant to the over 20 million people in the United States who suffer from major depression. MarketWire

Agiltron Introduces Large NxN Matrix Fiberoptic Switches
Agiltron, Inc., a leading provider of optical devices and sensor-based systems, announces the availability of its SelfAlign™ fiberoptic switches in large NxN formats up to 500x500 ports. The SelfAlign™ switch product family features ultra-low insertion loss (~1dB) regardless the port count and ultra-broad band (300 to 2000nm) operation at unprecedented low cost MarketWire

BASF Participates in US American Technology Company Renmatix
BASF is participating with $30 million through BASF Biorenewable Beteiligungs-GmbH & CoKG in the American technology firm Renmatix Inc. The BASF subsidiary led a $50 million financing round, joined by new and existing investors. MarketWire

New Study Links Daily Aspirin Use to Increased Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
A large European study links daily aspirin use to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that can damage the central vision that is essential for reading, driving, and navigating daily life. The study found that people aged 65 and older who took aspirin daily had double the risk of developing "wet" AMD, compared with those who took it less frequently MarketWire

Ambucor Expanding Pacemaker and ICD Monitoring Programs
With the recent announcements that several of the largest third party providers of Pacemaker and ICD monitoring services are exiting the market segment, Ambucor Health Solutions is pleased to announce an expansion of its successful Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) monitoring program. MarketWire

Tech Council of Maryland Releases 2012 Legislative Priorities for Technology & Biotechnology
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Maryland's largest technology trade association with more than 400 biotechnology and technology members employing more than 200,000 in the region, released its 2012 Policy Platform, which outlines the organization's specific priorities in the areas of advanced technology, biotechnology, tax climate, transportation, higher education and workforce development MarketWire

Papercheck Announces Winter 2011 Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund Winner
Papercheck, a leader in editing and proofreading services, announced that the Winter 2011 Charles Shafae' Scholarship Fund winner is Alyssa King, a sophomore at South Florida University, who is completing pre-nursing requirements as part of the University of South Florida's Honors College. MarketWire

ThinkFree Provides Document Viewer for Galaxy Nexus Powered by the Next Generation Android OS
Hancom Inc. (www.thinkfree.com), office productivity applications and services company, today announced the availability of ThinkFree Mobile Office as document viewer for Galaxy Nexus™, a smartphone running on Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. MarketWire

Incentia Teams With EDATechForce to Expand North America Sales Presence
Incentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in timing analysis, logic synthesis, and design closure solutions, today announced an agreement with sales and technical support provider EDATechForce to expand Incentia's sales presence in North America. MarketWire

Wellness International Network Earns Top Sport Certification From NSF
Wellness International Network has always prided itself on producing high-quality, results-oriented products geared to support overall health. Now the company has received yet another certification, attesting its quality, and giving professional and Olympic athletes even more peace of mind when choosing nutritional supplements for their athletic edge MarketWire

Geolam(R) Brand Wood-Plastic Composites Now Available in the United States
Geolam, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Geolam® products in North America, today announced the expansion of its distribution network into the United States. MarketWire

Ericsson at the 2012 International CES
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Superior Staff Resources' CEO, Lynne Marie Finn, Honored With the 'Galaxy Award' by New York Women's Agenda
Lynne Marie Finn, CEO/President of Superior Staff Resources, an international workforce and business solutions provider, was named a Galaxy Award recipient by the New York Women's Agenda (NYWA) at the STAR Breakfast held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan, NY MarketWire

Derek J. Hardesty Named COO of King & Spalding
Derek J. Hardesty, 41, a partner and the director of strategic projects at King & Spalding, has been appointed chief operating officer, King & Spalding announced today. He replaces Patrick C. Glisson, who retired at the end of 2011 after 12 years as the firm's COO. MarketWire

Cloud-Based Software Firm Expanding, Adding New Data Replication Technology
Ilesfay Technology Group LLC, an early-stage company that offers cloud-based data replication services for corporate product life-cycle management (PLM) systems, announced today it is expanding its services to South America and making available ZoneSync, a first-to-market software application that improves point-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud data replication processes. MarketWire

Golden Phoenix Receives Initial NI 43-101 Inferred Gold Resource Estimate From SRK Consulting (U.S.) for Santa Rosa Gold Mine, Panama; 669,000 Contained Ounces Gold and 2.137 Million Contained Ounces Silver
Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. ("Golden Phoenix") (OTCBB: GPXM) is pleased to announce that on behalf of Golden Phoenix Panama, S.A., the joint venture entity that owns and operates the Santa Rosa gold mine ("Mina Santa Rosa" or "Santa Rosa project"), Panama, it has received from SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc. ("SRK") an initial resource estimate for Mina Santa Rosa MarketWire

Building Turbines, Inc. Positioned to Secure Additional Patent Protection on Its Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine System
Building Turbines, Inc MarketWire

mPhase Refines New Automotive and Marine Product With Major European Automotive Manufacturer
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) today said that it has refined its prototype of a new automotive and marine product featuring advanced battery technology with a renowned European Automotive Manufacturer. MarketWire

Aurora Delivers First Ship Set of Composite Structures for the BAMS UAS Program
Aurora Flight Sciences today announced the delivery of the first complete ship set of composite aerospace structures to Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) for the U.S. Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) program. MarketWire

Allvoices Launches the American Pundit Competition
Today, in conjunction with Iowa Caucuses, Allvoices, one of the world's largest social news sites, announced that it has begun a contest to identify the American Pundit. The American Pundit competition aims to give voice to everyday Americans and provides an alternative to mainstream media MarketWire

Taglich Brothers Initiates Brekford Corp.
Taglich Brothers, Inc. announces that it has initiated coverage of Brekford Corp. (OTCBB: BFDI). MarketWire

Virtacore Positioned as Niche Player in Leading Analyst Firm Magic Quadrant for Public Infrastructure-as-a-Service
Virtacore Systems, Inc., an industry leader in hybrid cloud services, today announced their inclusion in the December 8, 2011 Gartner 'Magic Quadrant for Public Infrastructure as a Service,' written by Gartner analysts Lydia Leong and Ted Chamberlain. MarketWire

Worthington Acquires Angus Industries
Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) announced today that the Company has acquired the stock of Angus Industries, based in Watertown, S.D. Angus designs and manufactures high-quality, custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and operator stations for a wide range of heavy mobile equipment in several end-markets, including agriculture, construction and mining MarketWire

RE2, Inc. Wins Phase II SBIR to Develop a Highly Dexterous Manipulation System
RE2, Inc. announced today that it has been competitively selected to develop a two-arm Highly Dexterous Manipulation System (HDMS) for the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) under a Phase II Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competitive contract. MarketWire

H&R Block Kicks Off Tax Season 2012
New offices. New products. New services. It's a new year and H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest tax preparation company, is opening all of its offices Jan. 3 to begin serving clients. MarketWire

SmartMetric Acquires Manufacturing Plant for Global Manufacturing in Buenos Aires, Argentina
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCBB: SMME) President & CEO of SmartMetric, Inc., C. Hendrick said today that SmartMetric, Inc., is excited to announce the Company has acquired via lease its manufacturing plant in Buenos Aires MarketWire

Andiamo Corporation, (OTC: ANDI) Issues Positive Outlook for 2012
Andiamo Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ANDI), has released a New Year's CEO address that is posted in the OTC website: MarketWire

Detroit Takes Notice of Revved Up Online Video Buys
As the 2012 North American Auto Show nears, the auto industry is taking notice of an exciting breakthrough in online video advertising. Affine, the San Francisco-based leader in contextual online video targeting, has created the first and only in-stream contextual targeting platform allowing auto advertisers to align their campaigns with auto-specific videos MarketWire

Adnetik Names Robert Formentin Director National Accounts
Adnetik announces the appointment of Robert Formentin to Director of Sales, National Accounts based in New York with the responsibility of developing key strategic business. MarketWire

Adnetik Names George Sargent Sales Director, Northeast
Adnetik names George Sargent Sales Director, Northeast according to Adnetik's SVP Business Development, Ken Berquist. In this new position, George will be responsible for Adnetik's sales throughout New England and Eastern Canada. MarketWire

Behavioral Science Research Firm Sentient Decision Science Hires VP of Operations
Sentient Decision Science, Inc. (www.sentientdecisionscience.com), a leading provider of behavioral science research methods, today announced that Marcia Foley has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. In this role, Foley is responsible for Sentient's business and research execution process. MarketWire

BERNINA of America Appoints Paul Ashworth as President
BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Ashworth as its new president. Mr. Ashworth brings over 20 years of marketing and business expansion experience in developed and emerging markets. MarketWire

Edwards Lifesciences to Present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, is scheduled to present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California on Monday, January 9, 2012. MarketWire

Les Mills Teams Up With Beachbody(R) to Introduce LES MILLS PUMP, a New Fitness Workout
LES MILLS®, creator of some of the world's most popular group fitness programs, has teamed with Beachbody® to create LES MILLS PUMP, a DVD-based at-home workout available now. MarketWire

Corydon Chiropractor Launches New Website
Harrison County Chiropractic announced that the practice has launched a new website to enhance patient communications. The redesigned site features a community content library with information on pain management and wellness care. The site also includes a blog, e-newsletter and 3D spine simulator. The southern Indiana practice serves the communities of Floyd Knobs, New Albany and Brandenburg. MarketWire

Lindenhurst Acupuncture Treatments Relieve Pain, Enhance Well Being
Natural Care Chiropractic announced that the practice offers acupuncture as a holistic treatment for pain management. This complementary treatment is offered in addition to spinal adjustments, massage therapy and physiotherapy. Led by chiropractor Dr. Mark Freund, the Lindenhurst-based practice helps patients naturally relieve neck and back pain, headaches, migraines and other chronic pain. Dr MarketWire

Everett Wellness Chiropractors Provide Nutritional Counseling
Dr. Michael Ilyankoff and Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff of Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett, Washington provide wellness and nutritional counseling, and are urging area residents to take steps to improve their health over the winter months MarketWire

Murfreesboro Chiropractic Center Announces Enhanced Social Networking
Stanlick Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN announced that the practice is enhancing their social media outreach services. In an effort to increase communication with patients, the practice frequently updates its Facebook page, posting wellness news, links to blog posts and information on spinal adjustments and non-invasive pain management MarketWire

ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Lodging Discounts and a Free Shuttle for Myrtle Beach Marathon Runners
As an official lodging sponsor, ResortQuest Myrtle Beach will welcome participants of the BI-LO® Myrtle Beach Marathon next month with special offers for stays at its upscale vacation rentals at The Market Common. MarketWire

Snak King Corp. Acquires C.J. Vitner Company
Barry C. Levin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Snak King Corp., announced today that his firm has acquired C.J. Vitner Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of snack foods in the greater Chicago market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MarketWire

North Springs Resources Retains LiveCall IR for Corporate Communication Services
North Springs Resources Corporation (OTCBB: NSRS)(PINKSHEETS: NSRS) (the "Company" or "North Springs") is pleased to announce that it has retained LiveCall Investor Relations ("LiveCall") to assist the Company with its investor relations efforts MarketWire

Stainless Steel Shaft Collars From Stafford Are Designed for Corrosive Environments
Stafford Manufacturing Corp. is offering a full line of 316 stainless steel shaft collars and rigid shaft couplings that resist harsh chemicals, solvents, detergents, and salt water. MarketWire

Abrasive Wheels From Rex-Cut Feature Thin Profile to Deburr and Clean
Rex-Cut Products, Inc. has introduced a full line of small, thin-profile Type 1 cotton fiber abrasive wheels for deburring slots, gears, stampings and castings, and cleaning pipe threads. They are ideal for production, repair, and maintenance applications. MarketWire

Dukan Diet Brand Expands to U.S.
Just in time for the weight loss resolutions made annually by millions of overweight Americans, The Dukan Diet today announced its entry into the $60 billion weight loss and dieting market in the U.S. with a personalized coaching service at DukanDiet.com, branded products and an online store at ShopDukanDiet.com. Developed by Dr MarketWire

Green Energy Solutions (SATM) Designates Waste Energy Plant Location
(PINKSHEETS: SATM) Green Energy Solution Industries, Inc. (GESI), currently trading under the symbol SATM, announces that it has secured up to 10 acres for the build out of its waste rail tie to energy plant, located at the Duagh Plant Facility of GESI's partner On-Track Railway Operations Ltd. outside of Edmonton Alberta, Canada MarketWire

Carl Schramm Decides to Step Down as Kauffman Foundation CEO
The Ewing Marion Kauffmann Foundation and Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the Foundation, today announced that, after achieving the milestone of a decade of dedicated service, Schramm has decided to step down from the Foundation in order to return to scholarship and business. MarketWire

QuickLogic to Showcase CSSP Solutions at CES That Enhance Next Generation Mobile Devices
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the leader in low-power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), is showcasing its CSSP solutions at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas MarketWire

New Sage Simply Accounting 2012 English/Spanish Helps Improve Business Efficiency and Payroll Processes for Hispanic Small Businesses
Sage North America announced today the release of Sage Simply Accounting 2012 English/Spanish, an essential accounting tool for Hispanic small to midsized businesses seeking to streamline their operations, improve their workflow and carry out more efficient accounting activities, from keeping track of inventory to getting paid faster. MarketWire

Parametric Sound Appoints Kenneth F. Potashner to Board of Directors
Parametric Sound Corporation (OTCBB: PAMT), a leading innovator of directed audio products and solutions, today announced it has appointed Kenneth F. Potashner, an experienced technology executive as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr MarketWire

Mid-Ohio Foodbank Selects ApplicantPRO to Manage Recruiting & Hiring Process
ApplicantPRO, a web-based application tracking software program designed for small to medium sized businesses, announced today that the Mid-Ohio Foodbank (MOF) has selected ApplicantPRO to manage their recruiting and hiring process. Providing more than 51,000 meals each day in a 20-county service area, MOF is dedicated to making food accessible to hungry people in their greatest times of need. MarketWire

Imagine Media Completes Acquisition of TransBiotec, Inc.
Imagine Media (OTCBB: IMLE) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of 97% of the outstanding shares of TransBiotec, Inc. ("TBT") in exchange for 23,390,140 shares of the Company's common stock. Prior to the acquisition the Company had 1,500,000 outstanding shares of common stock. MarketWire

CCA Announces Completion of Purchase and Commencement of Operations at Lake Erie Correctional Institution
CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) (NYSE: CXW), the nation's largest partnership corrections provider to government agencies, announced today that it has closed on the purchase of and commenced operations at the 1,798-bed Lake Erie Correctional Institution located in Conneaut, Ohio. MarketWire

Multiple Award-Winning Berry Strikes Strategic Administration Partnership Agreement With SEI to Underpin Market-Leading Client Support Services
Private client wealth manager Berry Asset Management PLC ('Berry'), confirmed today that it has struck a strategic administration partnership agreement with SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) MarketWire

Healthcare Providers Rate OnShift 92.6% in KLAS Research
OnShift, a leader in web-based staff scheduling and shift management software for the healthcare industry, today announced that OnShift received an overall performance score of 92.6(1)* out of 100 for staff scheduling in the KLAS report, "Human Capital Management: Finding the Right Vendor Mix." MarketWire

Covanta Announces Information Related to the Repurchase of Its 1.00% Senior Convertible Debentures Due 2027 at the Option of Holders
Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta" or the "Company") today announced that it has provided notice to the holders of its 1 MarketWire

TexCom Appoints Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth as New Independent Board Member
TexCom, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TEXC), an environmental services company for the oil and gas industry, today announced that Jim Roth has been appointed to serve as an independent member of the Company's Board of Directors MarketWire

Cellceutix Ushers in 2012 With Plans for Clinical Trials for Anti-Cancer and Psoriasis Drugs
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 provide corporate updates on Kevetrin™, its novel drug in development for drug-resistant cancers, and KM-133, its compound being developed as a revolutionary psoriasis indication. MarketWire

Cytomedix Offers Short Term Option Extension to Global Pharmaceutical Company for Distribution of AutoloGel System in Chronic Wound Market
Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCBB: CMXI) (the "Company"), a leading developer of biologically active regenerative therapies for wound care, inflammation and angiogenesis, announced today the short term extension of the exclusive option period under the previously announced letter agreement first disclosed on October 14, 2011 MarketWire

Lone Star Gold, Inc. Announces Decision to Sign Definitive Agreement on Mexico-Based Tailings Project
Lone Star Gold, Inc. (OTCBB: LSTG) ("Lone Star" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the Company has decided to move forward with signing a Definitive Agreement to acquire an undivided 65% interest in the San Antonio del Potrero mine tailings project ("Tailings Project") based on positive due diligence sampling results. The Definitive Agreement will be signed in early January 2012. MarketWire

Quture/TCLN Announces Cloud Application of Its Product on the InterSystems Platform
Techs Loanstar, Inc. (OTCQB: TCLN) (PINKSHEETS: TCLN) and Quture, Inc. ("Quture") announces preparation to launch its new clinical performance and outcomes measurement tool in a cloud version running on the InterSystems platform MarketWire

MMRGlobal Receives Notice of Allowance for Personal Health Records Patent
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHR"), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals (www.mmrprovideos MarketWire

BadgeStack Gives Organizations Power to Grant Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) Compliant Digital Badges
Today, LearningTimes, LLC announced that its new BadgeStack™ badge-based learning system is now Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant. BadgeStack is the first and only standards-based system designed specifically for badge-empowered, formal and informal learning MarketWire

zColo Acquires MarquisNet
zColo, a Zayo Group company, announces it has acquired MarquisNet's data-center business in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 28,000 square foot data center, located at 7185 Pollock Drive, will be the twelfth zColo Colocation facility. MarketWire

Infocast's 2nd Annual 10X Battery R&D Returns to Santa Clara
Infocast's 10X Advanced Battery R&D returns for its second edition from January 23-24, 2012 at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara, CA. This meeting will profile the breakthroughs and innovations most likely to crack the order-of-magnitude leap in storage performance and cost urgently needed by the electric vehicle and renewable energy industries to bring their solutions fully to scale MarketWire

Vectren Source, Vectren Corp.'s Retail Gas Marketing Subsidiary, Sold to Direct Energy
Vectren Corporation (Vectren) (NYSE: VVC) sold its wholly owned retail natural gas marketing subsidiary, Vectren Source (Source), to Direct Energy, one of North America's largest competitive energy suppliers of electricity, natural gas and related services. MarketWire

Global Capacity Receives 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY TEM Excellence Award
Global Capacity, the world's leading telecommunications information and logistics Company, announces today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named One Marketplace Access Exchange as a recipient of the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY TEM Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. MarketWire

Concrete Leveling Systems, Inc. Corporate Update for 2012
Concrete Leveling Systems, Inc. ("CLS") (OTCBB: CLEV) is pleased to announce it is ordering a Pro X-8 concrete leveling service unit package to be housed in inventory. MarketWire

Shared Commitment to Delivering Customer and Partner Success Lands NetApp as #6 Best Place to Work in New York City
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) announced today that it ranked #6 on the Crain's New York Business annual "Best Places to Work in New York City" list for 2011 MarketWire

Infocast's 2nd Annual Wind & Solar Integration Summit Returns
Infocast will hold the Second Annual Wind & Solar Integration Summit in Scottsdale, AZ on January 18 - 20, 2012. As wind turbines and solar panels pop up across the landscape, a new problem has emerged: how to integrate these assets into a power system designed to deliver power dispatched from traditional gas, coal and nuclear power plants to customers MarketWire

Complete Appliance Protection Receives Service Award From Angie's List
Complete Appliance Protection (CP), North America's premier provider of service contracts and home warranties, has received the Super Service Award for 2011 from Angie's List. This prestigious award is bestowed on less than 5% of all companies found on Angie's List, and CP is the only home warranty company in North America to ever receive this award MarketWire

Amegy Bank and Infinity in Negotiations Regarding Conversion of Debt to Equity
Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: IFNY) (PINKSHEETS: IFNY) ("Infinity" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced that it has entered into final negotiations with Amegy Bank (the "Bank") regarding the possible conversion of the Company's outstanding debt obligations to the Bank into equity in Infinity Energy Resources, Inc MarketWire

Tech Allies Consulting Acquires Developer MindCrate
Tech Allies Consulting (TAC), a rising implementation and project development firm, has acquired MindCrate, a software solution and technology partner in the SAP® PartnerEdge™ program, to augment its expertise in developing and delivering mobile services in support of SAP software solutions. MarketWire

Infocast's Projects & Money Returns -- Jan 2012
The New Orleans' tradition continues with the return of Infocast's Projects & Money 2012 on January 18-20, 2012 at the Harrah's New Orleans. The project community's start-of-year gathering comes as the power project market enters a crucial period in 2012 with the conclusion of various government stimulus programs for the power industry. MarketWire

Ceradyne, Inc. to Present at 14th Annual Needham & Company Growth Stock Conference
Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) Chief Executive Officer Joel P. Moskowitz and Chief Financial Officer Jerrold J. Pellizzon are scheduled to speak at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Stock Conference to be held in New York on January 10-12, 2012. MarketWire

Infocast's 3rd Annual Water Tech Summit Returns
Infocast will present their upcoming 3rd Annual Water Tech Summit at the Techmart Meeting Center in Santa Clara, CA, February 7 - 9, 2012. The water technology landscape is quickly evolving as disruptive technologies create new markets and alter old ones MarketWire

Business & Marketing Authority Jeffrey Hayzlett Releases Second Book, Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change, and Grow Profits
Bestselling author of The Mirror Test, Jeffrey Hayzlett releases his second book today titled, Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change, and Grow Profits. Hayzlett is a global business celebrity -- and brings years of executive marketing, sales, and customer relations experience, leading many successful companies throughout his illustrious career MarketWire

Prospect Capital Provides $91.1 Million in Senior Secured Debt for Five Investments, Plus Exits Mac & Massey at 36% IRR
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect provided $31.1 million of senior secured debt in December 2011 to VanDeMark Chemical Inc. ("VanDeMark"), a specialty chemical manufacturer located in Lockport, New York. MarketWire

Highpower to Attend 2012 CES in Las Vegas
Highpower International, Inc MarketWire

MacroSolve Continues Mobile App Patent Enforcement -- Files Ten Lawsuits Against Largest Travel Industry Companies
Continuing its successful patent enforcement efforts, MacroSolve, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MCVE) (OTCQB: MCVE) ("MacroSolve" or the "Company"), a leading provider of mobile technologies, apps and solutions for business, today announced it has filed suit against the following ten companies on December 21, 2011 for infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 7,822,816: MarketWire

Breakfast Innovation at IHOP With Hash Brown Stacks
IHOP, one of America's favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, continues to innovate breakfast with its debut of Hash Brown Stacks MarketWire

MELA Sciences to Present at 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference
MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA) announced today that Joseph V. Gulfo, MD, President and CEO, will present at the 14th Annual Needham Growth Conference taking place at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. MarketWire

Infocast's 6th Annual Midstream Summit Returns
Infocast brings the 6th Annual Midstream Summit to the Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria in Houston, TX from January 31 - February 2, 2012 as the industry undergoes a period of historic, exciting changes. The current environment of oil price instability and low gas prices has altered pipeline development plans, projects and build-out MarketWire

F4SS Announces Driving Change Conference in San Francisco, CA
The F4SS (Foundation for Strategic Sourcing), a non-profit organization serving the upstream Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) supply chain, has announced its next member conference to be held February 27-29, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. MarketWire

Property4east Offers Exclusive Property Gems in the Seychelles, Niseko & Berlin
Property4east, the solid marketingpowerhouse specialising in exclusiveproperties for wealthy clientele in Eastern Europe and the Middle East cannowoffer truly select properties in the Seychelles, Niseko (Japan) and Berlin MarketWire

New Year Brings Optimism for Metals & Minerals Industry With $78 Billion Planned Project Starts, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- For project starts in North America, 2011 was a comeback year after a disappointing 2010. The Metals & Minerals Industry was one of the leading reasons for this comeback, mainly due to improvements in the steel industry and strong demand for raw materials, which is leading to a number of mining projects MarketWire

SFL - Closing of charter amendments with Frontline Ltd.
Press release from Ship Finance International Limited, January 3, 2012 Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) ("Ship Finance" or the"Company"),today announced that it has successfully completed the previously announcedamendments to the chartering agreements with Frontline Ltd. ("Frontline") MarketWire

Carbon Sciences Introduces CarbonCrude(TM)
Carbon Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make liquid transportation fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced that its breakthrough technology could also be used to make CarbonCrude™, the company's version of an ultra-clean and environmentally friendly synthetic crude oil. MarketWire

Lattice Announces Transfer of Its Standard Military Drawing (SMD) Product Line to Arrow Electronics Inc.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the transfer of its Standard Military Drawing (SMD) product portfolio to Arrow Electronics Inc., effective immediately. Lattice's SMD products include the GAL® family (GAL16V8, GAL20V8 and GAL22V10) of simple PLDs and the ispLSI®1000 family (ispLSI 1016, ispLSI 1024, ispLSI 1032 and ispLSI 1048) of complex PLDs MarketWire

Leo Motors, Inc. Accepts $25 Million Contract
Leo Motors, Inc. (OTCQB: LEOM) (PINKSHEETS: LEOM) made a substantial contract with Hanwha Corporation (http://www.hanwhacorp.co.kr). Leo Motors appointed Hanwha as an exclusive distributor of e-Box in Europe. As an exclusive distributor, Hanwha guaranteed a minimum of 5,000 units of e-Box amounting to approximately $25 million. MarketWire

2011 in pictures
Nestlé S.A. /2011 in pictures. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Archer announces a new organizational structure and adds senior positions to its North American management team
Hamilton, Bermuda (January 3, 2012)   GlobeNewswire

Ericsson at the 2012 International CES
GlobeNewswire

Talvivaaran Mining Company Plc - Production Update January 2012
Stock Exchange Release GlobeNewswire

Financial Calendar 2012
This is the financial calendar for Songa Offshore SE for 2012: GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE : Contract for Regalia at Draugen
Prosafe has been awarded a 150-day contract by A/S Norske Shell using the Regalia for accommodation support at the Draugen Topside Campaign Project offshore Norway. On site operations are planned to commence late April 2013. In addition, Prosafe has granted A/S Norske Shell a 30-day option. GlobeNewswire

Wizcom Receives Bridge Funding from Existing Shareholders
Wizcom Technologies Ltd. /Wizcom Receives Bridge Funding from Existing Shareholders . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Exercises with Sanoma's stock options
Stock Exchange Release 3/1/2012  12:30 GlobeNewswire

Apogenix Receives Additional € 2.3 Million BMBF Grant as Partner of the Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar
Apogenix /Apogenix Receives Additional € 2.3 Million BMBF Grant as Partner of the Biotech Cluster Rhine-Neckar . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Amer Sports summary of stock exchange releases and announcements in 2011
Amer Sports Corporation   STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENTJanuary 3, 2012 at 9:45 am GlobeNewswire

TGS 2012 Guidance Webcast and Teleconference
ASKER, NORWAY (3 January 2012) - TGS will publish its 2012 full year guidance at approximately 08:00 CET Norwegian time on 10 January 2012 as previously mentioned on 3 November 2011 during the Q3 2011 earnings release.  At the same time, a recorded presentation with audio by CEO Robert Hobbs and CFO Kristian Johansen will be made available at www.tgsnopec.com.  GlobeNewswire

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