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Microsoft Corporation reports first ever quarterly loss
Microsoft reports its first ever quarterly loss of $492 million since going public in 1986 Andhra News

Equity Briefing: Earnings Results for July 20th: AEP, ALV, BHI, FHN, GE, IDXX, IR, MAN, SLB, STI, SXT, VOD, XR
A number of companies released their quarterly earnings results today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) announced its earnings results on Friday. The company reported $0.77 EPS for thequarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.06. The company's quarterly revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis ACN Newswire

Lockheed Martin: Innovating the Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing Industry
Empower, entrust and listen to your people, says Timothy Carter, Nuclear Weapons Security (NWS) Senior Program Manager, Lockheed Martin. People tend to have very little confidence in the capabilities of the younger generation but they must be allowedto share their thoughts. Some of their great ideas could lead to a shape-changing event or a product for the market, Carter adds ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 20th: UNP, UNP, VZ, WYN, ZAGG
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:RBC Capital downgraded shares of Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating.Dahlman Rose raised its price target on shares of Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) from $126.00 to $132.00. They have a buy rating on the stock ACN Newswire

Horizon Pharma Moving Ahead of FDA Decision
By Brian Wilson, ContributorShares of the pain drug developer Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) have recently seen some huge moves to the upside as the FDA's decision looms for the company's rheumatoid arthritis treatment RAYOS gets closer. Even after a virtual doubling of the shares since June, the company is valued at modest $265 million ACN Newswire

Cytec Completes Acquisition of Umeco
Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) announced today the completion of its acquisition of Umeco Plc (LSE: UMC.L), an international provider of advanced composite and process materials. The $439 million acquisition supports Cytec's growth strategy to expand the Company's presence in the industrial sector and to strengthen its technology leadership in advanced composites ACN Newswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces Publication of 2011 Citizenship Report
FINDLAY, Ohio, July 20, 2012 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today announced the publication of its 2011 Citizenship Report, which provides data about the company's performance in the areas of health and safety, environmental stewardship, diversity, governance and integrity, and economic impact ACN Newswire

Hong Kong's Better Living Expo Opens to Sourcing, Entertainment
The second edition of the Better Living Expo opened today with nearly 300 exhibitors and an expanded range of lifestyle products and services. The show, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Paper Communication Exhibition Services (PCES), continues until 22 July at AsiaWorld-Expo ACN Newswire

The Legal Way to Building Sound and Sustainable Business
Companies that strive for transparent business show commitment to their stakeholders, act responsibly and sustain a non-corrupt conduct, says Joost Wiebenga, Deputy GC & Chief Compliance Counsel EMEA, Tyco International and Member of the Board of Transparency International in the Netherlands ACN Newswire

HuMANDATA Launches Altera Cyclone IV E FPGA Board
HuMANDATA LTD., a manufacturer of various FPGA/CPLD boards in Japan, today released ACM-204 series of FPGA board powered by Altera Corp.'s Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE30F29C8N or EP4CE40F29C8N or EP4CE115F29C8N).HuMANDATA's ACM-204 series is equipped with Altera high-spec Cyclone IV E FPGA on a compact, 86 x 54mm PCB ACN Newswire

JCB International (Europe) Ltd. Appoints Tim Allitt as Director for Europe
JCB International (Europe) Ltd. (JCB Europe), the European subsidiary of JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Allitt as Director for JCB Europe. He will report to Mr. Tom Okabe, Managing Director for JCB Europe.Prior to this appointment, Mr ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Pluristem Therapeutics' Peripheral Artery Treatment Likely to be First To Address Substantial Market
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), long known as a silent killer that often goes undiagnosed past the point for effective control and treatment, is a medical market coming into its own. While drugs for heart disease have taken center stage for decades, PAD, intimately linked to coronary and carotid vascular build-up, is finally being recognized by big pharmaceutical players ACN Newswire

Heineken N.V. Makes Offer to Acquire Fraser & Neave's Interests in APB
Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') today announced that it has made an offer to the board of its joint venture partner Fraser & Neave, Limited ('F&N') to acquire F&N's direct and indirect interests in Asia Pacific Breweries Limited ('APB') at a price of S$50.00 per APB share, for a total consideration of S$5.1 billion ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters Partners with U.S. Forest Service to Map and Document Land Rights in West Africa
The U.S. Forest Service has selected Thomson Reuters to map and document land rights in West Africa as part of an effort to promote sustainable use of natural resources, protect the environment, and create a source of income for the rural poor in thethreatened Upper Guinean Tropical Forest ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Pluristem Therapeutics' Peripheral Artery Treatment Likely to be First To Address Substantial Market
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), long known as a silent killer that often goes undiagnosed past the point for effective control and treatment, is a medical market coming into its own. While drugs for heart disease have taken center stage for decades, PAD, intimately linked to coronary and carotid vascular build-up, is finally being recognized by big pharmaceutical players ACN Newswire

Valterra Resource (TSXV:VQA) (Frankfurt:3VA) Acquires Strategic Gold/Silver/Copper Mineral Claims in British Columbia - Video Summary Posted on
Valterra Resource Corporation (TSXV:VQA) (Frankfurt:3VA) has acquired more than 1,400 hectares of new mineral claims in two regions of British Columbia, has produced a "video news alert" about Valterra Resource Corporation. If this link is not enabled, please visit and enter "Valterra" in the search box ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Earnings Results for July 19th: GDI, GOOG, HTLD, HUBG, INDB, ISRG, LSCC, MATW, MSFT, NCR, PBC
A number of companies released their quarterly earnings results today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The company reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.11. The company's revenue for the quarter was up ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Earnings Results for July 18th: PTP, QCOM, RLI, SCSS, SEIC, SLM, STJ, SWK, SWKS, SYK, TAYC
A number of companies released their quarterly earnings results today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Platinum Underwriter (PTP) announced its earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $1.97 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts' consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.79. Platinum Underwriter's revenue was down 15 ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 19th: VZ
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network and Equity Briefing:Nomura reiterated its neutral rating on shares of Verizon (NYSE: VZ).Stay on top of analysts' coverage with Analyst Ratings Network's free daily email newsletter that provides a concise list of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and initiations ACN Newswire

Cytec Declares Quarterly Dividend
Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) announced today that the company's Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share on the common stock of the company, payable on August 24, 2012 to shareholders of record as of August 10, 2012 ACN Newswire

TASER to Release Second Quarter 2012 Earnings on July 26, 2012
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that protect life and prevent conflict, today announced that the second quarter 2012 earnings call is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2012. A conference call/webcast is scheduled at 11 a.m. ET to review second quarter financial results. MarketWire

Cott Announces Date for Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT) (TSX: BCB) announced today that the Company will release its second quarter ended June 30, 2012 financial results before the markets open on Friday, August 3, 2012. MarketWire

WVT Communications Group Appoints David J. Cuthbert as President
Warwick Valley Telephone Company (NASDAQ: WWVY) (the "Company"), referred to as WVT Communications Group, the parent company of leading cloud communications pioneers, today announced the appointment of David J. Cuthbert as President. Mr. Cuthbert will continue to serve as the Company's Chief Operating Officer MarketWire

Franklin Street Properties Corp. to Announce Second Quarter 2012 Results
Franklin Street Properties Corp. (the "Company" or "FSP") (NYSE MKT: FSP), an investment firm specializing in real estate, today announced that it expects to release its results for the second quarter of 2012 after the market closes on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 MarketWire

IDO Security to Conduct Pilot Program in Illinois Prison Facility
IDO Security Inc MarketWire

American National Bankshares Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Earnings
American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: AMNB) MarketWire

KMAG Announces June 2012 Revenue
KMA Global Solutions International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: KMAG) has continued strong sales growth in Q2 with sales in the month of June 2012 of $1,105,480. June 2012 results are in line with our expected revenue streams for Q2. MarketWire

Fidelity Bancorp, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Common Stock Dividend
The Board of Directors of Fidelity Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ: FSBI) the holding company for Fidelity Bank, declared on July 17, 2012 a quarterly cash dividend of $.02 per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable August 31, 2012 to stockholders of record August 15, 2012. This dividend represents the 96th uninterrupted quarterly cash dividend paid to stockholders. MarketWire

Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. Announces Live Webcast of Its Annual Stockholders' Meeting
Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IMH), a Maryland corporation, or the "Company," announces the live webcast of its Annual Stockholders' Meeting. You are invited to listen to the meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. P.T. (12:00 p.m. E.T.). The webcast information is as follows: MarketWire

National PTA Statement on Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting
The following statement can be attributed to National PTA® President Betsy Landers: MarketWire

Allman Brothers Band Tour Fetches Lower Ticket Prices Than Beacon Theatre Run
The Allman Brothers Band is gearing up for a brief summer tour that will include performances with Santana and Lynyrd Skynyrd. But ticket prices for the upcoming tour are much lower on the secondary market than the band's earlier 2012 Beacon Theatre residency, according to data from*. MarketWire

Trumark Homes and The Resmark Companies Close on Nine-Acre Residential Project in Silicon Valley for $18.5 Million
Trumark Homes, a new generation homebuilder, and Resmark Land and Housing, a division of The Resmark Companies, recently closed on a nine-acre, 134-unit residential development project known as "Contour" for approximately $18.5 million, the latest in a series of recent Bay Area land transactions by the rapidly growing firm MarketWire

Offer Document Posted - La Mancha TSX:LMA

TexStar Energy Becomes Dun & Bradstreet Rated & a BBB Accredited Company
TexStar Energy Corporation announces that it has been designated a Better Business Bureau Accredited Company and officially rated by Dun & Bradstreet. The designations of these two credible sources will insure TexStar's visibility and commitment to fair and transparent business practices. MarketWire

Get Ready for Some Serious Family Fun
(Family Features) In today's hurry-up world, many families are looking for ways to slow down a little and spend some quality time together, just having fun. The good news is that it doesn't have to cost a lot of money, and you don't have to go very far to have a great time. MarketWire

John Menzer Resigns as CEO of Michaels Stores, Inc. for Health Reasons
Michaels Stores, Inc. announced today that John Menzer has resigned from his position as Chief Executive Officer to enable him to focus on recovery and rehabilitation from the stroke he suffered in April. The Company has commenced a search for a new CEO MarketWire

New Jersey Community Bank Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
New Jersey Community Bank (OTCBB: NJCB) (the "Bank") reported net income of $112 thousand, or $0.06 per common share for the three months ended June 30, 2012, compared to the second quarter 2011 earnings of $159 thousand, or $0.09 per common share. For the first six months of 2012, the Bank reported net income of $220 thousand, or $0 MarketWire

EnerNOC Sets New High for Demand Response Dispatches
EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC), the world's leading provider of demand response solutions, announced that its DemandSMART network has been dispatched 32 times this week, providing real-time optimization of commercial and industrial electricity demand as the power grid across much of North America has felt the impact of high temperatures MarketWire

Sheppard Mullin Obtains Korean Bar Association Approval to Open Seoul Office
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP announced today that the Korean Bar Association has approved the firm's license to practice in the country. This approval is the final step needed before the firm may open its office in Seoul. Sheppard Mullin was among the first three law firms in the United States and the European Union allowed to seek this approval. MarketWire

Alorica Adding Over 1,000 New Employees
Alorica, ( a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, announced today its plans to add over 1,000 new team members by the end of the year. The positions are to fill seasonal employment opportunities while some are needed for hire on a permanent basis due to expanded business opportunities with existing Alorica clients MarketWire

WesternU's Harris Family CDHP Joins Committee on Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment
The Harris Family Center for Disability and Health Policy (CDHP) at Western University of Health Sciences has been named to the Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards Advisory Committee. MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Leases 91,000 Square Feet to Georgetown University at 650 Massachusetts Avenue in Downtown DC
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) today announced it has leased 91,000 square feet to Georgetown University at 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC's East End neighborhood, which will house Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies and bring more than 1,000 students to the new campus MarketWire

Midland National Welcomes Kevin Paulson
Midland National welcomes Kevin Paulson as Vice President & Chief Distribution Officer. In his new leadership role, Kevin will provide strategic vision, development, and further enhancement of Midland National's distribution channels including Agent Direct, Bank, Broker Dealer, 403(b), and Institutional markets. MarketWire

Quad2Quad Mobile App Debuts on iPhone; Frees Up Parents, Engages Students in College Visit Planning
College visits have moved into the digital age, thanks to a revolutionary new state-of-the-art mobile application for the iPhone which launched this week. Quad2Quad is a college search engine that dramatically simplifies the process of planning college visits & tours for college-bound students and their families MarketWire

Sniper Closes Private Placement

Hubbell Expands Collaborative Commerce Program With Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory Service
At the recent Datalliance VMI Forum, Hubbell presented an impressive case study on the expansion of their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program in a presentation titled "Hubbell eCommerce Partner Services -- Where Technology Connects People." Hubbell implemented their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program with one goal -- to make their distributor customers more successful MarketWire

"Carmageddon II" I-405 Freeway Closure Now Scheduled for September 29-30, 2012
The second 10-mile closure of both directions of the I-405 over the Sepulveda Pass, popularly known as "Carmageddon," has now been scheduled for Sept. 29-30, 2012 when contractors will demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge MarketWire

Universal Music Enterprises -- The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced its nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards, honoring Martin Scorsese's film GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD with a remarkable total of 6 nominations. MarketWire

Wonder International Education
In the news release, "Wonder International Education and Investment Group Corporation Commences Trading Today Under Ticker Symbol WIEI," issued Thursday, July 19 by Wonder International Education (OTCBB: WIEI) (OTCQB: WIEI), we are advised by the company that its URL should be "" rather than "" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Therapeutic HIV Vaccine Vacc-4x Improves Quality of Immune Responses in HIV Patients, Resulting in Long-Term Reduction in Viral Load and Potential for Periodic "Boosts" That Could Result in New Treatment Option for People Living With HIV/AIDS
Bionor Pharma ASA (OSLO: BIONOR) MarketWire

CONMED Corporation and Exactech to Partner in North America on Comprehensive Medical Education Programs to Treat the Continuum of Shoulder and Knee Repair
Exactech, Inc MarketWire

Massage Heights Houston and Dallas Locations Offer Opportunities Through Scholarships
In an effort to provide opportunities to those who wish to pursue a career in massage therapy but are limited by a lack of funds, Massage Heights locations in the Houston and Dallas markets have inaugurated a new scholarship program in conjunction with the Texas School of Massage. MarketWire

Heidi Edinger, CMP, CASE Joins MileNorth(TM), A Chicago Hotel as Director of Sales and Marketing
Destination Hotels & Resorts appoints Heidi Edinger, CMP, CASE as the director of sales and marketing for MileNorth™, A Chicago Hotel. Edinger is responsible for strategy, development and implementation of new initiatives to achieve the sales and marketing goals of the newly-branded property, build relationships within the local community and enhance branding and marketing efforts. MarketWire

Centaurus Announces Notice of Late Filing
Centaurus Diamond Technologies Inc. (the "Company" or "Centaurus") (OTCQB: CTDT) (PINKSHEETS: CTDT) Acknowledges today that it will be unable to file its Annual Report Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012 (the "Form 10-K") within the extended filing deadline provided under Rule 12b-25 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended MarketWire

Houston Hand Specialist Dr. Korsh Jafarnia Recognized Once Again as Castle Connolly Top Doctor
The leading hand specialist and chief of Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook, Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, is once again named in the premier listing of top medical professionals in America, Castle Connolly - America's Top Doctors. MarketWire

RYU Releases Limited Edition Bruce Lee Warrior Hoodie
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN),, is pleased to announce the release of the RYU Bruce Lee Limited Edition Warrior Hoodies. The limited addition of 250 hoodies was created in collaboration with Bruce Lee Enterprises to honor the memory of Bruce Lee MarketWire

Premier Commercial Bancorp Receives Shareholder Approval for Merger With CU Bancorp

Christian Schupp, M.D. Joins Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine on Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Campus
The leading Sports Health team in north Houston and primary care sports medicine physicians of Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook welcome Dr. Christian Schupp to their expanding practice. MarketWire

H2scan Names Michael Nofal as Vice President of Sales & Business Development
H2scan Corporation, provider of the most accurate, tolerant and affordable hydrogen leak detection and process gas monitoring solutions for industrial markets, today announced that Michael Nofal has joined the company as Vice President of Sales & Business Development MarketWire

DISH Network Places Offering of $1 Billion in Senior Notes
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that its subsidiary, DISH DBS Corporation, has priced an offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of debt securities at an issue price of 100.750%. The debt securities will be issued as additional 5 MarketWire

Life Design Station International, Inc. to Launch Aggressive Grassroots Marketing and Promotion Campaign for Backstage Vibe(TM)
The CEO of Life Design Station International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LDSI) revealed today the Company's plans for an aggressive grassroots marketing and promotion campaign for the new Backstage Vibe™ global social music platform. MarketWire

Ivanhoe Mines Successfully Completes Rights Offering
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN)(NYSE: IVN)(NASDAQ: IVN) today announced the completion of its rights offering, which expired on July 19, 2012, as scheduled. Based on preliminary results that are subject to confirmation of amounts that will be received from brokers using guaranteed delivery procedures, Ivanhoe estimates it will receive gross proceeds of approximately US$1 MarketWire

Fujitsu Positioned as a Point of Service "Leader" by Independent Research Firm
Fujitsu has been ranked in the Leaders category of "The Forrester Wave(TM): Point of Service, Q2 2012," recently published by Forrester Research, Inc MarketWire

Acer Foundation Launches the First Annual Green Innovation Contest to Promote Next Generation Green Living
Acer Foundation today kicked off the first annual green innovation contest to promote a better and greener living environment. The competition is open to students at all levels worldwide to create innovative and sustainable solutions. Finalist teams will be selected to compete for Grand Prize of US$60,000 and provided with complimentary trip to Taipei for Computex 2013. MarketWire

Nina Skorupska Appointed Member of Supervisory Board DNV KEMA
Nina Skorupska (50) has been appointed member of the Supervisory Board of DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability. Skorupska holds the position of Chief Technology Officer, and member of the Executive Board, of Essent. MarketWire

New Release of Vuuch Connects You to Product Development Experts in Your Company and the Industry
Vuuch, a leader in social product development, today announced the immediate availability of the Vuuch collaborative product development network. On a single Web-based platform, users can create company communities, engage in open industry discussions and crowdsource feedback on visual concepts using Vuuch Storyboards, a Pinterest-like feature for the enterprise. Access to the network is free MarketWire

Emperial Americas and Imperial Beverge Group Executives Announce Joint Operating Strategy
Emperial Americas, Inc. (OTCBB: TEXX) today announced a joint operating strategy with Imperial Beverage Group, LLC that will be a result of the consummation of the planned acquisition announced yesterday. MarketWire

Top Talent Joins True Life Communities in Phoenix
Less than eight months ago Taber L Anderson, a well-known developer and builder of luxury and master planned communities in Arizona, joined the executive leadership team with True Life Communities to ramp up activity in California, Colorado and Arizona MarketWire

Weak Domestic Market and Shaky Export Market Darken Outlook for U.S. Natural Gas Liquids Business, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The specter of China, India and Europe hung over a conference here this week on U.S. natural gas liquids. One speaker, Peter Fasullo, principal of En*Vantage, Incorporated, said, "We really need China's economy to be growing at 9.5% MarketWire

Russell Indexes: Despite Significant Headwinds, the Russell Developed Europe Index Is Up 9.2% Year-to-Date as of July 18th
The Russell Developed Europe Index of large cap European stocks has returned 3.2% this month (as of July 18th), contributing to a 9.2% return year-to-date. During July, the Energy (+5.7%), Consumer Staples (+4.9%) and Health Care (+4.8%) sectors contributed most to the Index return, while Financial Services (+0.5%) contributed the least. Year-to-date, the Consumer Discretionary (+15 MarketWire

Koninklijke Ten Cate NV : Adjustment to 2012 profit forecast and sharpening of TenCate strategic focus
Highlights * Continuing uncertain political climate combined with economicconditions has had a negative effect on government expenditure in 2012. * Decrease in TenCate revenues of approximately 9% to EUR 540 million inthe first six months. * EBITA for the first half of 2012 approximately EUR 32 million (firsthalf of 2011: EUR 56 million) MarketWire

Epion Health and CaerVision Partner in a $3.5 Million Tablet Initiative
Epion Health announces a partnership with CaerVision to deploy tablets at the point of care. CaerVision has allocated $3.5 million dollars to this initiative. In the partnership, CaerVision funds the purchase of the tablets and the two companies collaborate on sales and marketing efforts MarketWire

Sunshine Biopharma Engages Beta Pharma Canada for Manufacturing of an Initial Batch of Adva-27a
Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCBB: SBFM), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, today announced that it has engaged Beta Pharma Canada Inc. to manufacture an initial batch of Adva-27a and provide synthesis parameters for future scale-up and large scale manufacturing of the drug MarketWire

Venoco, Inc. Extends Financing Date in Go-Private Agreement
Venoco, Inc. (NYSE: VQ) announced that based on the recommendation of a special committee of independent directors, the board of directors of Venoco has agreed to extend to August 31, 2012 the date by which committed financing to complete the previously announced merger between Venoco and an affiliate of Timothy M. Marquez, Venoco's chairman and CEO, must be obtained MarketWire

Unisyn Voting Solutions OpenElect(R) Suite of Digital Optical Scan Products Receives Multiple State Certifications for Its Version 1.1 System Modification
Unisyn Voting Solutions, Inc. (Unisyn) (OTCBB: ITSI) recently received voting system certifications from the States of Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia for Version 1.1 of its OpenElect® suite of voting products MarketWire

Star Bulk Announces an Incident Involving the STAR POLARIS
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK) today announced that the STAR POLARIS ("the Vessel") sustained main engine failure while sailing from the port Dangjin, South Korea. The Vessel is currently docked in South Korea where it is undergoing repairs. The Company expects these repairs to be completed in approximately four months MarketWire

Conditional Full Redemption of Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, Prudential Financial Note-Backed Series 2003-20 Trust 1,092,500 $25 PAR ($27,312,500 Certificate Principal Amount) Class A-1 Certificates Due July 15, 2033 CUSIP NO. 21988K701* (NYSE: JZH) $1,187,500.00 Principal Amount Class A-2 Ce
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the terms of the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements dated as of January 16, 2001, between Lehman ABS Corporation, as Depositor, and U.S MarketWire

Novartis gains FDA approval for Afinitor® in advanced breast cancer marking a significant milestone for women battling this disease
Novartis International AG /Novartis gains FDA approval for Afinitor® in advanced breast cancer marking a significant milestone for women battling this disease . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Canadian Forces Contingent Completes its Journey at the Nijmegen Marches
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 20, 2012) - A Canadian Forces (CF) contingent of soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen from units across Canada proudly crossed the finish line today, after having overcome the major physical challenge presented by the 96th annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen. GlobeNewswire

NIB finansierar FoU inom telekommunikation i Sverige och Finland
Nordiska Investeringsbanken (NIB) har undertecknat ett låneavtal på 150 miljoner euro med telekommunikationsbolaget Ericsson. Lånet ska finansiera vidareutveckling av nästa generationens mobil- och bredbandsteknologi. GlobeNewswire

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