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ICICI Bank net up 36% in Q1
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Equity Briefing: Earnings Results for July 27th: ACI, ACO, AON, ARLP, AXL, B, CCJ, CFX, CLS, CPN, CVH, CVX, DH
A number of companies released their quarterly earnings results today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailye) and Equity Briefing:Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) released its earnings data on Friday. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts' consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.08. Arch Coal's revenue was up 7 ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 27th: WLL, WLT, WOOF, XOM, XXIA
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailyr) and Equity Briefing:Jefferies Group reiterated its buy rating on shares of Whiting Petroleum Co. (NYSE: WLL).Johnson Rice downgraded shares of Walter Energy (NYSE: WLT) from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating ACN Newswire

Roth Capital Says Amarin's Approval Provides Visibility for Neptune reiterates Buy rating and $10.30 price target
In a flash note to clients on Friday, Roth Capital Partners' analyst Joseph Pantginis, Ph.D.,says that Thursday's FDA approval for Amarin Corporation's (NASDAQ:AMRN) Vascepa bodes well for Neptune Technologies & Bioressources' (Nasdaq:NEPT) (TSX:NTB) underlying and growing core NKO business as well as the pharmaceutical opportunity with Acasti's CaPre ACN Newswire

U.S. and UK M&A Activity Up in Q2 Despite Global Slowdown, According to Thomson Reuters Business Law Advisor
Private equity sellside transactions grow Eagan, Minn., USA, July 27, 2012 ­- Global M&A activity remained slow in the second quarter, with deal volume sitting at its lowest levels in three years, according to the latest M&A Trends & Insight for Lawyers report from Thomson Reuters Business Law Advisor - M&A. U.S ACN Newswire

Singapore Exchange Reports $292 Million Profit for Year Ended 30 June (FY2012)
SGX recorded revenue of $647.9 million ($660.7 million) and a net profit of $291.8 million ($294.9 million) in FY2012. The earnings per share (EPS) was 27.3 cents (27.6 cents) and the return on equity (ROE) was 35% (36%).SGX's underlying profit was $303.9 million ($311.8 million[1]) excluding one-off items and EPS was 28.5 cents (29.2 cents1). The one-off items are an impairment loss of $11 ACN Newswire

AFCSR 2012, Asia's Foremost Conference on CSR, Moves to Bangkok October 26-27
This year Bangkok will host the 11th AFCSR on October 25 & 26, Thursday & Friday. Following ten successful conference runs in six of Southeast Asia's major cities - Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) continues to be at the forefront of CSR development in Asia ACN Newswire

How to Obtain a Winning IP Protection Strategy
Cost should not always be top priority for Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel, says Markku Simmelvuo, Managing Partner, Papula-Nevinpat. "They should build long-standing relationships with their outside counsel to get best results,"he adds ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Reports Fiscal 2012 First-Quarter Financial Results
Fujitsu today reported a consolidated net loss of 23.7 billion yen (US$300 million) for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, representing a deterioration of 3.3 billion yen from the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The first quarter loss was in line with April projections, and no change has been made to full-year projections for increased income. First quarter consolidated net sales totaled 957 ACN Newswire

SDK to Focus on VGCFTM-H for Resin Composite Applications
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has decided to focus on VGCFTM-H grade (approx. 150 nm in fiber diameter) in an effort to strengthen its business in carbon nanotube (CNT) for resin composite applications. As a result, SDK will stop marketing of VGCFTM-X grade (approx. 15 nm in fiber diameter), which has so far been evaluated by potential customers for resin composite applications ACN Newswire

Alterrus Systems (CNSX:ASI) Begins Trading on Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, July 26, 2012 - Alterrus Systems Inc. (CNSX:ASI) is one of the latest new listings on the Canadian National Stock Exchange, known as the CNSX.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" which provides a brief overview of Alterrus Systems. If this link is not enabled, please visit www.InvestmentPitch.com and enter ""Alterrus"" in the search box ACN Newswire

Healthcare Review: Genetic Technologies, Celgene & Synta Pharmaceuticals Are Mid Day Leaders
U.S stocks rebounded sharply on Thursday with the Dow industrials posting triple digit gains, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi vowed to preserve the euro. This morning, The National Association of Realtors reported its index of pending home resales fell 1.4% in June, illustrating lackluster momentum in the housing market ACN Newswire

Datacentres in China Gain Leverage from New International Forum
The leadership of datacenter and cloud businesses in China will meet in Shanghai 1-2 November 2012, in a new international forum researched and produced by consulting firm BroadGroup (www.datacentreschina.com).Growth in datacenters has been fastpaced in China ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Earnings Results for July 26th: NR, NSR, NTGR, NTRI, OFIX, PFG, PWER, QLGC, QLIK, RGA, RGC, R
A number of companies released their quarterly earnings results today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailye) and Equity Briefing:Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR) released its earnings data on Thursday. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.02. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 6 ACN Newswire

Equity Briefing: Upgrades and Downgrades for July 26th: AMAG, ARMH, CAJ, CAT, CSH, JOY, LRCX, MIDD, MMP, MT, M
A number of stocks were upgraded and downgraded by equities research analysts today, as reported by Analyst Ratings Network (http://bit.ly/arndailyr) and Equity Briefing:Ladenburg Thalmann raised its price target on shares of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) from $15.00 to $17.50. They have a buy rating on the stock ACN Newswire

Permission to Play Drives Innovation in IT
Putting your ideas through the five discovery skills provides the framework for innovation, says David Gee, Chief Information Officer, Credit Union Australia. Identifying future areas of focus can give Chief Information Officers (CIOs) a business advantage, he adds ACN Newswire

KVOS, the Me-TV Affiliate for the Seattle DMA, Is Now Available on DIRECTV Channel 12 in Seattle and Western Washington
OTA Broadcasting, licensee of station KVOS (Bellingham), announced today that KVOS, the Me-TV affiliate for Seattle and Western Washington, is now available on DIRECTV. The station was launched on DIRECTV on July 25, 2012 and is available to most DIRECTV local channel subscribers with HD capable equipment who are located in the Seattle DMA (as defined by Nielsen). MarketWire

Goettl Air Conditioning Appoints New General Manager to Strengthen Customer Relations, Develop Technical Training Programs
Goettl Air Conditioning, one of the country's pioneers in air conditioning and heating, has hired Robert Glassick, who assumes the general manager position at Goettl Air Conditioning, a flagship HVAC company under the American Residential Services, L.L.C. umbrella MarketWire

Royal Standard Minerals Announces Resignation of Riyaz Lalani as Director
Royal Standard Minerals Inc. (OTCBB: RYSMF) (the "Company" or "Royal Standard") today announced that Riyaz Lalani has tendered his resignation due to other personal and professional commitments. The Board of Directors would like to express its thanks to Mr. Lalani for his dedicated service and contribution as a director of the Corporation. MarketWire

Texas-Based Lone Star Pet Supply to Carry John Paul Pet
Revolutionary pet care company John Paul Pet has announced that it has forged a new partnership with Lone Star Pet Supply, a Texas-based distribution company that has serviced the Southern region of the U.S. since 1952 MarketWire

Ivanhoe Mines Closes Successful Rights Offering Yielding US$1.8 Billion in Gross Proceeds; Shareholders Subscribed to 100% of Available Common Shares
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN)(NYSE: IVN)(NASDAQ: IVN) today announced the closing of its recent rights offering, which expired on July 19, 2012, and confirmed the offering generated US$1.8 billion in gross proceeds, which will be used to advance the construction and development of the Oyu Tolgoi Project. MarketWire

DecisionPoint Systems Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer Donald W. Rowley
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: DPSI), a leading provider of Enterprise Mobility and RFID solutions, today announced that Donald W. Rowley, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Rowley has also resigned from his position as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. The Company and Mr MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Results Conference Call
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") will host a conference call at 10:00 AM (Central Time), Thursday, August 9, 2012, to review the Company's second quarter 2012 financial and operating results. Magnum Hunter will issue a press release announcing these financial and operating results before the U.S MarketWire

Evader, Inc. (EVDR) Completes Merger with Visisys Inc.
Evader, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EVDR) www.evadercorp.com is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the merger of Visisys Inc.'s robotic division MarketWire

VTV America to Launch on MHz in DC
VTV America will launch on MHz Networks 11 in the Washington, DC metro area on August 1. MarketWire

Overland Storage
In the news release, "IBM and Dell Products From BDT Found Guilty of Infringing on Overland Storage Partitioning Patent," issued earlier today by Overland Storage, we are advised by the company that there have been wording changes to the headline and the second bullet. There also has been a sentence added to the end of the first paragraph. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Franklin Street Properties Corp. Announces Repayment in Full of Its $106.2 Million Mortgage Loan Secured by 50 South Tenth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Franklin Street Properties Corp. ("FSP," "our" or "we") (NYSE MKT: FSP), an investment firm specializing in real estate, announced today that, based on the Current Report on Form 8-K (the "SEC Filing") filed by FSP 50 South Tenth Street Corp. (the "Company") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission earlier today, the Company has repaid the $106 MarketWire

Acura Pharmaceuticals Announces Update on AVERSION Products
Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products intended to address medication abuse and misuse, announced today that Pfizer Inc. provided notice on July 26, 2012 that it is exercising its right to terminate the license to three development stage products using Acura's AVERSION® Technology and return such products to Acura MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Announces 2nd Quarter 2012 Conference Call
Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted multichannel marketing company, is scheduled to release its second quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, August 2, 2012. The company will host a conference call to discuss the earnings release on August 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time MarketWire

Mattson Technology, Inc. Announces Changes to Board of Directors
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today announced that Hans Betz has retired as chairman of the board and a director of the Company. Ken Kannappan, chief executive officer of Plantronics, Inc. and former chairman of the board of Mattson, will replace Mr. Betz as chairman MarketWire

BonTerra Resources Inc. : BONTERRA FILES TECHNICAL REPORT TO SUPPORT INFERRED GOLD RESOURCE OF 492,000 OUNCES ON ITS EASTERN EXTENSION PROPERTY IN QUEBEC
BonTerra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: BTR)(FRANKFURT: 9BR)(the "Company" or "BonTerra") has filed a technical report pursuant toNationalInstrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") entitled "BonTerra Resources Inc.: EasternExtension Property Project No. V1216 NI43-101 Technical Report" dated July26, 2012 (the "Report") prepared by Abolfazl Ghayemghamian, MSc, P.Geo MarketWire

Class Action Commenced Against Baja
Baja Mining Corp. ("Baja") (TSX: BAJ)(OTCQX: BAJFF) announces that class action proceedings have been commenced against Baja and certain of its present and former directors and employees under the Class Proceedings Act (Ontario) MarketWire

First Turbine Erected at Kingdom Community Wind Project
The first turbine at Green Mountain Power's 63-megawatt Kingdom Community Wind project has been erected. MarketWire

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Welcomes New President and CEO Joseph J. Babiak Jr.
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, an award winning, regional Property/Casualty insurance carrier in the Midwest today welcomes new President, CEO, and Chairman Joseph J. Babiak Jr. Babiak joined Hastings Mutual in 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer. During the past three years, Babiak has served as the Senior Vice President of Insurance Operations in preparation for this planned succession MarketWire

Miami-Dade County Intermodal Projects Converge at MIA
Tomorrow's grand opening of Metrorail service to the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) will finally integrate Miami-Dade County's rapid-transit system with a transformed Miami International Airport (MIA) -- with much of that connectivity and modernized infrastructure constructed by Odebrecht USA and its Partners. MarketWire

Autumn Splendor and Ales on Rails at Verde Canyon Railroad
It's a funny thing, the changing of seasons. Even the slightest variation in daytime temperatures and we are visiting pumpkin patches, planning harvest festivals and anxiously waiting for the official start of the fall season and its cooler days and brisk nights MarketWire

Santa Clara Superior Court Denies Efforts by Wells Fargo and RREEF to Throw Out Sunnyvale Town Center Lawsuit
Sand Hill Property Company, a Silicon Valley real estate developer, today announced that Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Peter S MarketWire

The San Diego Divorce Lawyers at the Law Office of James D. Scott Donate $5,000.00 to Local YMCA
The San Diego divorce attorneys at the law office of James D. Scott, a law firm dedicated to providing legal help to clients who face situations that relate to California family law, hereby announce that the firm has provided a $5,000.00 donation to the Toby Wells YMCA in San Diego MarketWire

Yogen Fruz and Yogurty's Partner with DeFrancesco Racing Drivers Devlin and Lachlan DeFrancesco
After joining forces with French watch manufacturer, Bernard Richards Manufacture (BRM Watches), Devlin and Lachlan DeFrancesco are pleased to announce their new partnership with Toronto, Ontario based Yogen Fruz and Yogurty's MarketWire

Salamon Group, Inc. (SLMU) Announces Shareholder Response to DayStar Technologies Inc.'s (DSTI) Tender Offer
Salamon Group, Inc. (OTCQB: SLMU) (PINKSHEETS: SLMU) announces insiders', officers' and common stock shareholders' responses to a tender offer for Salamon Group, Inc. by DayStar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSTI), a NASDAQ listed company, which exceeds the minimum requirements of 50.1% MarketWire

Axxess Unlimited and Azia Sign Letter of Intent for Acquisition of Axxess Assets and Membership Interests
Axxess Unlimited, LLC ("Axxess") and Azia Corp. ("Azia") (PINKSHEETS: AZIA) announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent for Azia to acquire Axxess at a fair market price which has not yet been determined. MarketWire

Merchant Warehouse Announces Acquisition of AVATAS Payment Solutions
Merchant Warehouse®, a leader and innovator in payment acceptance solutions and merchant account services, announced the acquisition of AVATAS Payment Solutions for cash and equity, an independent sales organization specializing in delivering payment processing services for the heating fuels and healthcare industries. MarketWire

Obot Electric Ranks 28th on the Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies List Released by Puget Sound Business Journal
Puget Sound Business Journal announced that Obot Electric ranked 28th on the Eastside Fastest-Growing Private Companies list at an awards ceremony held on Thursday, July 19th, 2012. More than 350 people gathered at the Golf Club at Newcastle to celebrate strong revenue growth in a recovering economy. Together the 50 companies recorded 2011 revenue of $1 MarketWire

ServiceSource Appoints Christine Heckart to Chief Marketing Officer
ServiceSource® (NASDAQ: SREV), the global leader in Service Revenue Management, today announced the appointment of Christine Heckart to the role of chief marketing officer (CMO). Effective immediately, Heckart will be responsible for all aspects of the global corporate marketing organization at ServiceSource and reports to Mike Smerklo, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. MarketWire

Visionary Integration Professionals Gives Back to Wind Youth Services, Supports Homeless Youth
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) recently acted as the diamond underwriting sponsor of the Summer Soiree charity event that benefited Wind Youth Services (Wind), a Sacramento-based organization dedicated to providing safety and shelter to homeless youth. MarketWire

Cost Plus World Market Selects MarketLive to Launch New eCommerce Site
MarketLive, Inc., the leader in eCommerce software and solutions, today announced that Cost Plus World Market (www.worldmarket.com) has selected MarketLive to launch its new eCommerce site. Cost Plus World Market is a shopping destination where customers can find goods from around the globe in one store including wine, furniture, baskets, gourmet foods, rugs, candles, and many more products MarketWire

Gardner Denver Confirms Receipt of Letter From ValueAct Capital
Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) today confirmed receipt of a letter from ValueAct Capital, which it filed as a Schedule 13D/A with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MarketWire

Ed Hale Gives Fans an Inside Look at His Creative Process via a Live Video Stream of Recording Sessions for His Upcoming Solo Album, Beginning July 30
Modern rocker turned accidental Adult Contemporary star Ed Hale (www.edhale.com) is back in the studio working on his latest solo album -- and he's letting fans in on the action. MarketWire

TokBox Puts 'FaceTime' Into Any App With No 'Mobile' Code
Anyone wanting to build a mobile app that includes live video chat can now do so without a single line of mobile programming code. TokBox, operators of the OpenTok Video Communications Platform, have released Plug-Ins for Titanium and PhoneGap, allowing developers to build 'native' mobile apps using the languages they are already familiar with, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. MarketWire

Argentex Intersects 4.1 Meters Grading 1,959.3 g/t Ag and 3.23 g/t Au at the Pinguino Project and Commences Metallurgical Testing of Oxide and Sulphide Mineralization
Argentex Mining Corporation ("Argentex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ATX)(OTCQB: AGXMF) is pleased to announce the first drilling results from its 2012 Phase VIII exploration program at its 100%-owned silver-gold and polymetallic Pinguino Project, located in the mining friendly Santa Cruz Province of Argentina. MarketWire

97.2% Profitable Trades in 2012 With Red Hot "Stock Alerts"
Amidst the volatile world markets, stock traders search for a steady and consistent helping hand. Since the beginning of the year, the BullTrade.com Special Membership has closed out 35 winners and one loser. Traders have praised these "Stock Alerts" for over 14 years while the performance record has spoken volumes MarketWire

Drought Shows Little Effect on Demand as Illinois Farmland Sells for $5,082,000
The July 20 auction of 605 acres of farmland in Iroquois County, Ill., drew a strong field of close to 75 bidders, resulting in a sale for $5,082,000, with Murray Wise Associates managing the sale. MarketWire

DISH Brings Customers NBCUniversal's Coverage of 2012 London Summer Olympic Games July 25 - August 12
DISH, in agreement with NBCUniversal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBCUniversal's coverage of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games to commence on Wednesday, July 25 through Sunday, August 12 MarketWire

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Opening on Broadway July 31
Mike Tyson is trying something new this summer: performing on a Broadway stage. MarketWire

PNY Announces New Back-to-School USB Flash Drives
PNY Technologies®, Inc. ("PNY") today announced a plethora of new USB Flash Drive storage options for the Back-to-School season. Featuring the latest technologies and design options in plastic, rubber, or metal styles, PNY's new line of USB Flash Drives has something for every student and teacher MarketWire

Northway Financial, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Earnings and Declares an Increased Semi-Annual Cash Dividend of $0.18
Northway Financial, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB: NWYF) reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 of $923,000 compared to net income of $2,742,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, a decrease of $1,819,000. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company reported net income of $2,406,000 compared to $3,747,000 for the same period in 2011, a decrease of $1,341,000 MarketWire

Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces Date of Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Dividend Declaration, Conference Call and Webcast
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited ("TEN" or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) will report earnings for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 prior to the open of the market in New York on Friday, August 3, 2012. MarketWire

BIO-key(R) Customers to Be Featured in Panel Discussion at Annual Summer Biometric Summit in New York
BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions and advanced mobile identification technology, today reported that Jim Sullivan, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at BIO-key, will be moderating a panel discussion featuring two BIO-key customers who are innovating using BIO-key fingerprint biometrics MarketWire

FOX Business Network's John Stossel Interviews GelTech Executives
GelTech Solutions, Inc MarketWire

Insulet Corporation to Report Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results on August 8, 2012
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, announced plans to release its financial results for the second quarter of 2012 on August 8, 2012 after the close of the financial markets. MarketWire

Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces Two-Year Time Charter Extension for an Aframax Tanker
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) today announced a two-year time charter extension for the 2008 built, 105,392 dwt, double hull aframax tanker, Nippon Princess, with the same charterer, a state oil company. The new charter commenced in July 2012. The gross revenues from the extension of this charter are expected to be approximately $14 MarketWire

WABCO Reports Q2 2012 Results; Delivers Record Operating Margin at 14.6% Despite Global Market Slowdown and Uncertainty; Maintains Guidance for Full Year 2012 Performance Results
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) MarketWire

MMRGlobal to File Anti-CD20 Antibody and B-Cell Vaccine Patents Targeting Cancers
MMRGlobal, Inc. (www.mmrglobal.com) (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR") today announced that it is filing two additional divisional patent applications that are intended to allow for further protection of the Company's specific antibodies that have particular utility in fighting cancers based on the recent award of the first patent for the Company's anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody in Mexico MarketWire

Voyager Oil & Gas Completes Acquisition of Emerald Oil and Increases Availability of Credit Facility
Voyager Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VOG) ("Voyager" or the "Company"), an oil and gas exploration and production company with assets primarily in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana with production from Bakken and Three Forks formations, announces the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Emerald Oil, Inc MarketWire

PHI Group to Acquire Hybrid Renewable Energy Company
PHI Group (OTCQB: PHIL) (PINKSHEETS: PHIL), a company focused on energy and natural resources, announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital interests of Global Sun Wind and Power Corp ("GSWP"), a Nevada corporation, in exchange for common stock of PHI Group. MarketWire

IBM and Dell Products From BDT Found Guilty of Infringing on Overland Storage Partitioning Patent
Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") has released the public version of the Initial Determination in the infringement action filed by Overland Storage against IBM, Dell and BDT. MarketWire

Elephant Talk Appoints Director of Corporate Communications and Hires New Public Relations and Investor Relations Agencies
Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK) (http://www.elephanttalk.com), an international provider of business software to the telecommunications and financial industries, has appointed Jan Goeijenbier as Director of Corporate Communications MarketWire

FEMSA Retains Revenue Momentum With Double Digit Growth in 2Q12
Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. ("FEMSA") (NYSE: FMX) announced today its operational and financial results for the second quarter of 2012 under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). MarketWire

Fovia Delivers 3D Teaching Tools to Medical Educators
Fovia Medical, Inc., a world leader in volume rendering technology, and i-Human Patients® ("i-Human"), an innovative designer and developer of i-Human's "virtual" medical training products and services, today announced a collaboration to incorporate High Definition Volume Rendering® in i-Human's interactive medical education applications. MarketWire

Saia Reports Second Quarter Earnings per Share of $0.72
Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), a leading multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, today reported improved second quarter 2012 results on stronger revenue, improved pricing fundamentals and operational efficiencies. MarketWire

Acer Unveils the Interactive Pavilion in the Olympic Park
Nothing compares to the excitement, the emotion and the spirit of excellence of the Olympic Games, a sporting event so powerful it's capable of bringing the entire world to a complete standstill. MarketWire

Micro Imaging Technology Introduces the MIT 1000 to Food Safety Industry Professionals
Micro Imaging Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: MMTC) (OTCQB: MMTC) announced that an important segment of the food safety community got its first look at its Rapid Microbial Identification System when it introduced the MIT 1000 at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) in Providence, Rhode Island held July 22 through July 25, 2012. MarketWire

After Breakdown, Proppants Industry Discovers Need for Supply Chain Management, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- When the demand for a good is located far from its supply, logistics companies are needed to move goods smoothly through the supply chain, linking producers with consumers. The supply chain for proppants, stretched for several years by skyrocketing demand for the sand-like material, broke in late 2011 and early 2012 MarketWire

Digital Photo Book App Pholium Gets Major Update, Now FREE
58 North, creators of premium iPad applications leveraging Apple's iOS 5, today announced that leading digital photo book app, Pholium, is now FREE and has new features that make sharing high-quality, customizable digital photo books easier than ever MarketWire

Surrey Bancorp Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $367,581
Surrey Bancorp (the "Company") (PINKSHEETS: SRYB), the holding company for Surrey Bank & Trust, today reported earnings for the second quarter of 2012. MarketWire

Devicescape Unveils Q2 2012 WiFi Report Results
Devicescape, the leader in WiFi offload services, today unveiled results from its second quarter 2012 WiFi Report. This quarter, with the 2012 Olympics on the horizon, the focus centered on WiFi usage during overseas travel MarketWire

Sarepta Therapeutics Regains NASDAQ Compliance
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, announced today that it received a letter from the listing qualifications department staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, stating that the Company has regained compliance with NASDAQ's minimum $1.00 per share bid price requirement. MarketWire

MOOG'S Third Quarter EPS Increase 16%
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) and (NYSE: MOG.B) announced today third quarter earnings of $39 million, or $.85 a share, an increase of 16% over last year's $.73 per share. Sales in the quarter of $611 million were up 5% from last year's $583 million. MarketWire

Signet Appoints Virginia C. Drosos to the Board
Signet Jewelers Ltd ("Signet") (NYSE: SIG) (LSE: SIG), the largest specialty retail jeweler in the US and the UK, today announced that Virginia "Gina" C. Drosos has been appointed to Signet's Board of Directors (the "Board"), effective July 25, 2012. MarketWire

Crossing Automation Intros Contamination-Free Spartan(TM) 300 Sorter Environment
Crossing Automation, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of fab and tool automation products, today announced three new options for the Spartan 300 that deliver an end-to-end contamination-free sorter environment. The new options target high volume manufacturing at 32nm and below where new levels of contamination control have become a requirement to ensure process performance MarketWire

TAB Bank Provides Dollar Only Wholesale With a $3 Million Credit Facility
TAB Bank is pleased to announce it has provided a $3 million credit facility to Dollar Only Wholesale, LLC of Scottsdale, AZ. The new facility is based on accounts receivable and inventory and is extended through a multi-year agreement. MarketWire

Hansen Medical Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results Conference Call
Hansen Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: HNSN), a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced that it will release its financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 after market close on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. MarketWire

U.S. Concrete Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) plans to release second quarter 2012 results on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:00 a.m. Eastern time. In conjunction with the release, U.S. Concrete has scheduled an investor conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Central). MarketWire

Ingen Finalizes National Sales Program for Medical Product
Ingen Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: IGNT), an emerging medical device manufacturer with proprietary medical products for the growing $4B respiratory markets, announced today that the company has finalized its sales program with one of the largest medical suppliers in North America. All sales, e-commerce and business-to-business will be provided through this major supplier MarketWire

Barry Callebaut trains 50 cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire to be certified by Rainforest Alliance
Cocoa Horizons initiative acceleratessustainable cocoa production MarketWire

Advantest Ships 500th V93000 Port Scale RF Tester to Chinese Producer of Wireless Communication ICs
Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857) (NYSE: ATE) has installed its 500th V93000 Port Scale RF test system, with the landmark unit going into the engineering development laboratory of Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company developing mobile ICs for the wireless communications market MarketWire

"Go for the Gold" With SocialCodeMobile
FHC Global (FHC) announces the 2012 launch of a new site and mobile application for social and business networking -- SocialCodeMobile (SC2™). The patent-pending SC2 app is an exciting enhancement to social networking offering exclusivity, privacy and a quick way to communicate between friends using custom created language MarketWire

Gregory Charles Hill Announces Re-Opening of His Whittier DUI Law Practice
After closing his Whittier law practice in 2008, and taking a position as Vice President and Associate Counsel for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Mr. Hill has re-established his own law practice once again, opening a new law office in Whittier. He is excited to work on his own once again. MarketWire

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at Bernstein & Maryanoff Settle Florida Dog Bite Lawsuit on Behalf of Injured Minor
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Stolt-Nielsen Limited to Acquire Bulk-Liquid Storage Terminal in the Port of London
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI)announced todaythat it reached an agreement to acquire a bulk-liquid storageterminal atDagenham, Port of London, UK, from Norbert Dentressangle SA. Thecompletion ofthe acquisition is subject to the transfer of licenses and permits,and thereceipt of necessary approvals to operate the facility MarketWire

Strong growth and earnings for ASSA ABLOY
* Sales increased by 14%, including 3% organic growth, and totaled SEK 11,997 M (10,502). * Improved growth in North America and continued strong growth in Global Technologies. * Stable but weak development in Europe, while the emerging markets showed improved performance MarketWire

NicOx first half 2012 financial results
NicOx S.A. (EURONEXT: COX)(PARIS: COX) today reports financial results for thesix months ended June 30, 2012, and provided an update on its activities. MarketWire

REXEL: Second-quarter & half-year 2012 results (unaudited)
SECOND-QUARTER & HALF-YEAR 2012 RESULTS (unaudited) Financial statements at June 30, 2012 were authorized for issue by theManagement Board on July 19, 2012. The condensed consolidated interimfinancial statements as of June 30, 2012 have been subjected to a limited review by Rexel's statutory auditors MarketWire

Solvay Group - Second Quarter Results 2012
Solvay GROUP *SECOND QUARTER 2012 BUSINESS REVIEWHighlightsGrowth engines and highly resilient businesses driving the good performanceinQ2 * Net sales stable at EUR 3,331 million yoy with prices +2%, volumes (6)% and forex +4% MarketWire

In a challenging environment, SCOR meets its targets and records net income of EUR 206 million in the first half 2012
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First half of 2012: Linde increases revenue and earnings
Linde AG /First half of 2012: Linde increases revenue and earnings. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. * Group revenue up 5.9 percent to EUR 7.174 bn * Group operating profit[1] increases by 6.2 percent to EUR 1.655 bn * Slight rise in Group operating margin to 23 MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Announces PV Elite(R) 2012 Release 1 With Expansion Joint Calculations, European Structural Steel Database and Other Enhancements
Intergraph PV Elite 2012 Release 1 is now available, providing new expansion joint calculations for u-shaped and toroidal bellows and local stresses according to EN-13445 rules for unfired pressure vessels and a European structural steel database and European nozzle load table. The release also adds some popular ASME materials to the EN-13445 database. MarketWire

LBi Reports Excellent First Half-Year Performance and Good Progress in Strategy Execution
LBi International N.V. (EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: LBI), Europe's largest independent marketing and technology agency, today reports its first half-year 2012 results for the period ended 30 June 2012. MarketWire

President of American College of Emergency Physicians to Keynote 10th Annual Advanced Emergency & Acute Care Medicine Conference
David Seaberg, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference. The conference will be held Sept. 5-8, 2012, at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. MarketWire

Grupo Casa Saba Reports - Distribution Sales to Institutional Clients Declined While Chile and Mexico Demonstrated Improved Performance
Grupo Casa Saba (NYSE: SAB) MarketWire

Conditional Partial Redemption of Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, Goldman Sachs Group Note-Backed Series 2003-12 Trust 500,000@ 25 Par ($12,500,000 A-1 Certificate Amount Due February 15, 2033) CUSIP No. 21988G239* (Relating to Call Warrants A-1 CUSIP No. 21988G213) $12,500,000 Principal Amount
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

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