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Le Marche, Spar host US food festival
U.S. Ambassador Nancy Powell was the chief guest at the American Independence Day U.S. Food and Beverages Festival celebrated at the Le Marche- South Point Mall, Gurgaon, on Tuesday. ANI

PIA airhostesses told to greet passengers with 'smile' to improve finances
Pakistan International Airlines chairman Rao Qamar Suleman has asked air hostesses to greet passengers with a smile, as it would help generate revenues to improve the airline's financial position. ANI

Samsung feared to face sales ban on Galaxy S3
Samsung Electronics, the world's largest handset maker, was feared to face sales ban on its flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone in the United States following the ruling that blocked sales of the Galaxy Nexus model, market watchers here said Tuesday. ANI

US manufacturing sector's contraction raises fear of global slowdown
America's manufacturing sector has contracted for the first time in almost three years, raising fears that the world's major economic centers could suffer a simultaneous slowdown. ANI

Barclays CEO resigns under pressure
Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond announced his resignation early Tuesday amid escalating pressure over the bank's Libor-rigging scandal, only 24 hours after chairman Marcus Agius's resignation. ANI

Autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorders share common risk factors
Schizophrenia or bipolar disorder seen in parents or siblings is associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a team of researchers. ANI

Google bans 'weapons and ammunitions' listings from 'Google Shopping' service
Web giant Google has banned weapons and ammunitions listings from its shopping comparison service. ANI

Google addresses EU concerns over 'dominance in search and ad business'
Google has made a proposal to the European Commission in a bid to defuse a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into its dominance of the search market, according to a report. ANI

Banerjee forms 11-member task force to check price rise in West Bengal
West bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has set up an 11-member task force to monitor and rein in soaring prices in the state. ANI

Sony acquires cloud gaming service Gaikai for $380mln
Sony has planned to expand its video game business by acquiring the cloud gaming service, Gaikai, for 380 million dollars, according to a report. ANI

GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 billion to settle largest ever US drug fraud scandal
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will pay three billion dollars in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history. ANI

Microsoft to take $6.2 bln writedown for online ad service aQuantive
Microsoft has announced a 6.2 billion dollars charge to write down the value of an online advertising agency named aQuantive, which the software giant bought five years ago. ANI

Eastman Schedules Second-Quarter 2012 Financial Results News Release and SEC Form 8-K Filing, Teleconference and Webcast
Financial Results Release: Monday, July 30, 2012 Approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Via Thompson Reuters distribution and www.eastman.com, News Center and SEC Form 8-K filing.Teleconference:Tuesday, July 31, 2012 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time Via listen-only live webcast and teleconference.Live webcast: www.investors.eastman.com for link to the live webcast and to view the accompanying slides ACN Newswire

AerCap and AerDragon to Purchase Five New A330-300s for Lease to Singapore Airlines
AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap," NYSE: AER) and AerDragon, its Chinese joint venture, announced today that they have signed purchase agreements for the acquisition of five new Airbus A330-300s which will be leased to Singapore Airlines. AerCap will lease four of the aircraft and AerDragon will lease one of the aircraft to Singapore Airlines ACN Newswire

MPLX LP Announces Filing of Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
MPLX LP (MPLX), a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This filing is made in anticipation of a proposed initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests in MPLX ACN Newswire

18 Reasons Why.... and then Some! CASBAA Convention 2012
CASBAA's annual flagship event will take place from October 29 to November 1, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. This year's theme, "18 Reasons Why," illustrates how the CASBAA Convention is consistently the industry's must attend event in the region ACN Newswire

ULVAC-RIKO to Sell 'Seebeck Coefficient / Electric Resistance Measuring System ZEM-5 Series'
ULVAC-RIKO, Inc. has developed "Seebeck Coefficient / Electric Resistance Measuring System ZEM-5 series" specialized in each application and will start to sell from July.We have developed and are now selling "Seebeck Coefficient / Electric Resistance Measuring System ZEM-3" corresponding to the performance evaluation of thermoelectric materials ACN Newswire

Hong Kong Spring/Summer Fashion Week Opens
More than 1,250 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions are on hand for the 19th HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, which opened today and continues through 6 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).The fair,organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), features new product zones designed to attract visitors ACN Newswire

TDK: New FOUP Load Port Models Launched
TDK Corporation developed two new FOUP* load port models (the TAS450 Type A2 and the TAS300 Type J1) for a semiconductor production equipment. Sales of both models will begin in July 2012 ACN Newswire

MHI Signs MOU with Singapore's National Water Agency PUB on Development of Advanced Technologies for Water Treatment/Reclamation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with Singapore's national water agency, PUB to collaborate on the development of advanced technologies for water treatment and reclamation ACN Newswire

Toyota Announces Summer Energy-saving Measures
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) plans to save more energy this summer by installing eight additional cogeneration gas power generators and the new Toyota Total Demand Management (TTDM) system for further enhancing electricity supply-and-demand efficiency at all TMC plants. These measures will enable TMC to meet the demand for businesses in areas serviced by Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc ACN Newswire

New York City and Dutch Environmental Biotechnologist Receive Lee Kuan Yew Prize Awards
Laureates of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize took the stage tonight at the Lee Kuan Yew Awards Ceremony & Banquet, held during the World Cities Summit, CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, and Singapore International WaterWeek. The awards honour outstanding contributions towards addressing global water and urban planning challenges ACN Newswire

SIWW Founding Sponsor CH2M HILL Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Global Water Industry
CH2M HILL (www.ch2mhill ACN Newswire

PUB Singapore and MEIDEN SINGAPORE Collaborate on First Ceramic Membrane MBR Demonstration Plant to Treat and Recycle Industrial Used Water
PUB, Singapore's national water agency and MEIDEN SINGAPORE (MSL) announced today the signing of an agreement to establish the first Ceramic Membrane MBR Demonstration Plant in Singapore to treat and recycle industrial used water in a more energy-efficient and cost-effective manner ACN Newswire

International Desalination Association and PUB Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Training and Education
The International Desalination Association (IDA) and PUB, Singapore's national water agency, today signed an agreement to explore opportunities for mutual cooperation in promising areas of training and education regarding water. IDA recently launched its new Desalination Academy, which will hold its inaugural courses at this year's Singapore International Water Week ACN Newswire

JCBUSA Appoints Thomas Wright as President and Chief Operating Officer Succeeding Kimihisa Imada
JCB International Co., Ltd., (JCBI), a wholly owned subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced that it has appointed Thomas Wright to serve as a member of Board Director at its shareholders' meeting held on June 28, 2012, effective immediately. Mr. Wright has also been appointed as President and COO of JCB International Credit Card Co ACN Newswire

NICT and Fujitsu Develop Indoor Guidance Technology for the Blind Using Ultra Wide Band Positioning, Smartphones
Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Fujitsu today announced their joint development of an indoor support system for the blind that uses ultra wide band (UWB) technology(1) and a smartphone ACN Newswire

RIKEN and Fujitsu Complete Operational Testing of the K computer
RIKEN and Fujitsu today announced that operational testing of their jointly developed K computer(1) has been completed as of June 29. The K computer will now be available for limited operations while it undergoes operational environment settings, adjustments, and user registration. It is due to go into full-scale operations for shared use at the end of September ACN Newswire

Zero Motorcycles Inducted Into "Made In The U.S.A." Hall of Fame
Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, is honored to announce their induction by the Made In The U.S.A. Foundation at their annual "Made In The U.S.A. Hall of Fame" awards ceremony. With this announcement, Zero Motorcycles becomes only the second United States-based motorcycle manufacturer, in addition to Harley-Davidson, to receive this prestigious award MarketWire

A DUI This 4th of July Season -- You Can't Afford It
The Fourth of July -- it's a milestone holiday, the official kick-off of the summer haze. The fireworks, the parties, the barbeques, the drinks, the arrests, and the DUI charges are a common scene in the state of California. MarketWire

Drinkable Air Sponsors Fireworks at Fort Lauderdale's Fourth of July Spectacular; Chameleon's on Public Display
To raise public awareness about Drinkable Air's ability to convert moisture from the atmosphere into an unlimited supply of pure drinking water, the Company is sponsoring the 4th of July Fireworks in Fort Lauderdale. MarketWire

Barona Awards Golden Keys for Brand New Cars to Five Players in the Golden Key Grand Finale
Barona Resort & Casino recently awarded five players with winning golden keys to the finest American made cars on the road. Another 50 players each won $1,000 just for entering the Golden Key giveaway over the course of the 39-day promotion which began on May 21 and ended in a grand finale celebration. MarketWire

UPDATE: NW Natural Schedules Conference Call to Review Financial Results for Quarter Ending June 30, 2012
Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE: NWN), dba NW Natural, announced today that it will issue its second quarter earnings release on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, for the three-month period ending June 30, 2012. MarketWire

Vision Plasma Systems, Inc. Launches New Website at www.visionplasma.com
Vision Plasma Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VLNX) today announced that it has launched its new website at www.visionplasma.com. After 3 months of intensive collaboration between its scientists and creative design team, Vision Plasma Systems has completed design of the new website created to promote its proprietary Arc Master I mobile unit. MarketWire

Washington Federal Announces Appointment of Randy Talbot to Its Board of Directors
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD), today announced the appointment of Randall H. Talbot to its board of directors. Talbot, age 58, is the Managing Director of Talbot Financial, LLC, a privately-held investment management firm and family office. From 2004 until 2010, Mr MarketWire

Kentucky HS Student Uses Smartphones at School -- With the Music Director's Enthusiastic Approval
Skycore LLC proudly offers this human interest story about how a clever student deployed their 'codeREADr' commercial barcode scanning app so the Mason County Orchestra could use smartphones to automate checking-in and checking-out instruments as well as monitoring payment status and physical condition. MarketWire

eBags Announces Discount Program for Members of the Military and Veterans
Online retailer eBags.com -- the world's largest online retailer of backpacks, handbags, luggage, and laptop cases -- announced a Military Special Offer in time for Independence Day to support and honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces MarketWire

Prepare for Your Fourth of July Party With a Maid Service
At Merry Maids, we're more than just a cleaning company, we're here to help you enjoy your home every day of the year - especially on holidays. The Fourth of July is one of the most festive special occasions in America. Homes are adorned in red, white and blue while families and friends scramble to plan their parties and barbeques MarketWire

MegaFood to Host Dr. Tieraona Low Dog at Natural Products Expo East
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, scientific advisor to Dr. Andrew Weil, will give a presentation based on her latest book, "Life is Your Best Medicine," (National Geographic/Aug. 2012) at Natural Products Expo East, Sat., Sept. 22 (9 a.m.) at the Baltimore Convention Center. Whole food dietary supplement brand, MegaFood is sponsoring the seminar as well as hosting Dr. Low Dog at the show MarketWire

Autumn-SavATree Helps Clients Recover From Summer Storms
On June 29 and 30, a historic heat wave gave way to a line of powerful storms that cut a swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic coast, devastating trees and landscapes. In the storms' wake, Autumn-SavATree is working hard to help our clients recover by clearing debris and preparing trees for the onslaught of future storms. MarketWire

Painter's Mate Green(R) Brand Painter's Tape Offers Premium Paint Results at a Value Price
For the upcoming painting season, Painter's Mate Green® brand painter's tape is a cost-effective, professional-grade tape that helps make painting projects easier and more accurate with precise paint lines. Thanks to its premium paper and unique adhesive formula, it can be used on many types of indoor and outdoor surfaces, including painted drywall, wood, metal, glass, vinyl and brick. MarketWire

Santa Barbara Martial Arts School to Host Internationally Recognized Aikido Instructor, Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan
Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara (AKSB), Santa Barbara's premier non-profit Aikido organization, will host an internationally acclaimed Aikido Instructor, Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, for a three-day seminar. The seminar is already attracting visitors from across California and around the United States. MarketWire

Famed Director Adam McKay Presents "Music in Action" Series to Benefit JAIL GUITAR DOORS Prison Charity and MOVE TO AMEND Coalition Hosted via Web Site www.ProtestTunes.com
ProtestTunes.com has announced the launch of a series of concerts aptly named 'Music in Action.' The live shows will focus on using music to affect change, gain exposure and raise money for like-minded non-profits and charities MarketWire

SavATree Helps Clients Recover From Summer Storms
On June 29 and 30, an historic heat wave gave way to a line of powerful storms that cut a swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic coast, devastating trees and landscapes. In the storms' wake, SavATree is working hard to help our clients recover by clearing debris and preparing trees for the onslaught of future storms. MarketWire

ETM Becomes Silver Software Developer as Microsoft Gold Partner
ETM today announced it has achieved a Microsoft Silver Software Development competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corporation's exacting standards -- and its customers' evolving needs. To earn a Microsoft silver competency, partners must successfully demonstrate expertise through rigorous exams MarketWire

RE2, Inc. Wins JIEDDO Endurance Challenge
RE2, Inc. announced today that the Company's ForeRunner Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) won the Endurance Challenge, Dismounted Support Category at the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) 2012 Counter-IED Robotics Challenge, held at Fort Benning, Georgia on June 28th. MarketWire

Carol Bramson Joins Summer Infant Board of Directors
Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR), a leading developer and distributor of juvenile health, safety and wellness products, today announced that Carol Bramson has been elected as a director of the Company's Board of Directors to fill an existing vacancy, effective July 1, 2012. MarketWire

Justin Bieber Dominates June Events Rankings
For the second straight month, it was pop star Justin Bieber leading the way in dominating fashion in TicketNews®' Monthly Top Events rankings, as compiled from June 1-30, 2012. MarketWire

Passages Malibu Brings Back Give-Away of "The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure" Book
Pax Prentiss, CEO and co-founder of Passages Addiction Treatment Centers, announced today that the company will offer a limited number of copies of their groundbreaking and innovative addiction treatment book, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure, complimentary to anyone who asks for it. MarketWire

Hackney Publications Launches Concussion Litigation Reporter, Providing Timely Analysis on Developments and Strategies in the Emerging Legal Practice Area of Sports Concussions
Hackney Publications announced today the launch of Concussion Litigation Reporter (CLR), a monthly e-newsletter that will serve as a subscription-based component of its Concussion Policy & the Law "blog." MarketWire

Havas Will Announce Its 2012 Interim Results on Friday, 31st August 2012 at 5:45pm
The Havas Group will announce its2012 interim results by press release on Friday, 31st August 2012 at 5:45 pm (French Time), 4:45 pm (UK Time) or 11:45 am (EasternTime). MarketWire

Del Taco Opens New Restaurant in West Los Angeles
Continuing its crusade to offer bolder, fresher and better Mexican and American favorites, Del Taco opened a new location at 11066 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles near the intersection of Santa Monica and Sepulveda Boulevards east of the 405 Freeway. This location is open 24 hours with a dining room only. MarketWire

Attention All Marketing Pros: Learn About Revolutionary Marketing Campaigns, Featuring One of President Obama's Favorite American Dining Spots
When it comes to marketing, precision matters. And when it comes to looking for success stories that include a company that has impressed even the President of the United States, there's really only one place to look -- Precision Marketing: Maximizing Revenue Through Relevance MarketWire

80% of U.S. Advertisers Say Facebook Is Less Important Than Rest of Web
33Across, operators of the largest social and interest graph in the world, reaching over a billion users globally, today released the results from its "Advertiser and Agency Survey," that captures evolving attitudes about Facebook and the "Rest of Web," particularly around big data and social media. MarketWire

ZBB Energy Announces Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB) (NYSE Amex: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, today announced that Mr. Charles (Chuck) Stankiewicz, Executive Vice President of Operations, has been named Chief Operating Officer, a new position at the company. MarketWire

PAF Capital LLC Sues for Fraud
PAF Capital LLC filed several claims against Jacob Frydman and WA Route 9, LLC relating to fraud Mr. Frydman is alleged to have committed in connection with the settlement of Mr. Frydman's breach of a personal guaranty of a $12 million loan MarketWire

Last Chance to Purchase at the Popular Mirasol Neighborhood Within the Villages of La Costa
With historically low interest rates and special pricing, there has never been a better time to buy a brand new home at Mirasol in the amenity rich setting of La Costa Greens. Make this the best summer ever and discover Mirasol's Home Of The Week, a Residence One, Homesite #48 that is now priced at $588,990 MarketWire

Professionally Designed Model Homes Now for Sale at Mirabella by William Lyon Homes
The OC address that buyers want is at Mirabella -- but not for long. With the final homes now selling including a stunning trio of professionally decorated, furnished and landscaped models*, buyers are encouraged to act fast before this popular townhome neighborhood is completely sold-out MarketWire

Crystal Run Healthcare Consolidates Monitoring Using Zyrion Monitoring Solution
Zyrion Inc., a leading provider of Cloud and IT Monitoring software solutions, today announced that Crystal Run Healthcare, one of the fastest growing multi-specialty healthcare group practices in New York and a leader in the use of electronic health records (EHT), has selected Zyrion's enterprise monitoring software for their IT infrastructure. MarketWire

Peter Molyneux to Keynote at Unite 2012 in Amsterdam, Sessions Schedule Announced
Unity Technologies, provider of the Unity multi-platform engine and development tools, is excited to announce that veteran video games designer Peter Molyneux, member of the AIAS Hall of Fame and winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards, will be headlining the keynote presentation at the Unite 2012 conference in Amsterdam on August 22nd MarketWire

Viper Motorcycle Company Announces the Launch of Its New Cutting Edge Website Designed and Maintained by Market Aces LLC
Viper Motorcycle Company (OTCQB: VPWI) (PINKSHEETS: VPWI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Viper Powersports, Inc., announces the launch of its updated website www.vipermotorcycle.com. The upgraded site has improved navigation and features the 2013 Diamondback and "Black Diamond Edition" Diamondback MarketWire

Milrose Consultants Responds to Con Ed Workers Strike in New York
As the summer season shifts into full gear, many cities across the United States are experiencing extreme, and in some cases even record-breaking, high temperatures MarketWire

Infrastructure Expert Dale Bonner Joins Milken Institute
Dale Bonner, former secretary of business, transportation and housing for the State of California, has joined the Milken Institute as senior advisor. MarketWire

Avaya Helps Arkadin Deliver Collaboration Solutions to Over 25,000 Customers Worldwide
Avaya Inc., a global provider of business communications and collaboration systems and services, today announced that Arkadin a provider remote collaboration solutions including audio, web and video conferencing has turned to Avaya to provide the worldwide platform for its core audio conferencing service. MarketWire

Patent Rights Group Inc. Acquires Patent and Trademark Portfolio as Part of a $45 Million Dollar Receivership of Manufacturing Company in the Transportation Industry
Patent Rights Group Inc. of Toronto Canada (PRG) Announced Today its Subsidiary has acquired a large group of Patents and Trademarks of a North American Manufacturer and Distributor of Transportation related products. MarketWire

Update: Mayor Menino, Boston Properties and Burst Host Send-Off for U.S. Olympic Medalist Tim Morehouse
Burst, a mobile solution for families, will host a celebration and send-off for Brandeis alumnus and Olympic silver medalist in fencing Tim Morehouse as he prepares to represent the U.S. in London this summer. Joining Burst to wish Morehouse well will be Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The event will take place on Thursday, July 5 at 3:30 p.m MarketWire

OMERS to Sell Fund Commitments to AXA Private Equity
OMERS Private Equity Inc., the private equity arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies, and AXA Private Equity today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement in connection with the sale by OMERS to AXA Private Equity of a portfolio of 11 private equity fund investments, and the related unfunded commitments MarketWire

eMarketer Announces Upper-Management Shifts
Today, eMarketer announced several organizational changes aimed to help the company continue its rapid growth and international expansion. MarketWire

Missouri Cattle Farm Sells for $3,090,000 in Schrader Auction
A 1,200-acre cattle farm in Lawrence County, Mo., sold for $3,090,000 Thursday, June 28, with Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company managing the sale. MarketWire

Audi Sets All-Time U.S. Monthly Sales Record With 26% Gain in June
Audi today announced it sold more vehicles in June 2012 than in any month since entering the U.S. market 42 years ago. MarketWire

Los Angeles Dentist at Rayhan and Marvizi Cosmetic Dentistry Shares Ancient Plaque Research
The "Journal of Archaeological Science" featured a study in the May issue from University of Nevada, Reno, which details a new research application for plaque. MarketWire

Rent Increases Outpace Modest Home Price Rises, Reports Trulia
Trulia today released the latest findings from the Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor, the earliest leading indicators available of trends in home prices and rents MarketWire

BrightScope Highlights Top 25 Milwaukee Area-Based RIA Firms
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced the Top 25 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms in the Milwaukee area, focused on individual money management, with the greatest amount of assets under management MarketWire

Network Security Assessments Reveal Global 2000 Organizations Are Open Targets for Flame-Style Breaches
Venafi, the leading provider of enterprise key and certificate management (EKCM) solutions, today announced that scans performed on 450 Global 2000 companies reveal an alarming trend. On average, nearly one in five digital security certificates deployed by these organizations rely on a technology that makes them open targets for Flame-, Stuxnet- and Duqu-style malware breaches. MarketWire

SAVO Webinar Highlights Messaging and Sales Execution Effectiveness for Successful Product Launches
SAVO Group, the market leader in sales enablement, will be hosting a webinar, "Effectively Launching New Products: To and Through Your Field Organization." This is the sixth webinar in SAVO's "Mission: Possible -- Revenue Growth through Sales Enablement" series, which educates organizations on the importance of bridging the gap between crucial C-suite initiatives and their execution in the field MarketWire

As Economy Rebounds, Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Franchise Kitchen Solvers Poised to Take Off
The storm clouds from the housing bust are starting to reveal a silver lining for remodelers: A Harvard University study predicts remodeling activity will grow quickly as Baby Boomers sell their homes and downsize -- which should create extensive remodeling opportunities for the next decade. MarketWire

BullTrade "Stock Alerts" 100% Perfect Through June -- An Astounding 28 for 28
Daytraders often find it extremely difficult to find top-notch trading ideas. What differentiates the many blogs and services available on the internet is history and proven performance. In these, BullTrade.com stands out. Since 1998, BullTrade.com has helped investors navigate the ups and downs with an extremely impressive track record MarketWire

Volkswagen Reports 34.2% Sales Increase in June
- Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) MarketWire

TAB Bank Expands Into Chicago With Addition of Tony DeMonte to Its Business Development Team
TAB Bank is pleased to announce that it has expanded into Chicago and the entire upper Midwest region with the addition of Tony DeMonte (847-877-5644, Anthony.DeMonte@tabbank.com) to the business development team as Vice President and Business Development Officer MarketWire

Tradeshift Releases Fast Track Bundle to Buyers -- Offers Easy Onboarding of Unlimited Suppliers for One Low Rate
Tradeshift, the fastest growing online, global business network and e-invoicing platform, today announced the release of Fast Track, a low-cost, low-risk bundled package designed to help any enterprise quickly and easily launch Tradeshift and onboard suppliers. MarketWire

Medicines Control Council of South Africa Selects EXTEDO Solution to Review eCTDs
EXTEDO, a key eRegulatory Affairs solutions provider for life sciences firms, today announced that the Medicines Control Council (MCC) of South Africa has selected a new solution based on EURS is Yours for its reviewing and validation project called ERES. MarketWire

Cloud Computing Provider Navatar Group to Launch Navatar Deal Connect for Free Deal Sourcing for Private Equity Funds at AM&AA 2012 Summer Conference for M&A Professionals
Navatar Group, a leading cloud service provider in financial services, today announced the launch of Navatar Deal Connect, the free global online marketplace for collaborating on middle market transactions, at AM&AA's 2012 Summer Conference. Navatar Deal Connect is completely free for buyers, sellers and intermediaries. MarketWire

Vista Partners Publishes July 2012 Newsletter
Vista Partners ("Vista") announced today that it published its FREE macroeconomic/small cap oriented monthly newsletter for the month of July. Each monthly newsletter from Vista contains macroeconomic thoughts from its Principal Analyst, Ross Silver, and monthly highlights of each covered small cap company. MarketWire

Mindjet Named a Hot Vendor in Content Management, Collaboration and Authoring by Aragon Research
Collaborative Work Management provider Mindjet® today announced it has been named a Hot Vendor in Aragon Research's Hot Vendors in Content Management, Collaboration and Authoring, 2012 report. The list names influential providers of collaboration solutions that address the needs of an increasingly mobile, dispersed and demanding workforce. MarketWire

Check Point Software to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 18, 2012
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that it will release its second quarter financial results for the period ending June 30, 2012, on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, before the U.S. financial markets open. Management will host a conference call with the investment community at 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PT on July 18 MarketWire

Politicards Solitaire 2012 Debuts for Election Season
Solitaire is arguably the most widely played game and Silver Creek Entertainment now brings to the Casual Games market the latest and most exciting version based on POLITICARDS, the playing cards that have enjoyed 40 years of sales success as one of the leading political collectibles in the marketplace. http://www.politicardssolitaire.com MarketWire

New Kroger Signature Store Now Open in Fort Worth
NewQuest Properties proudly announces the opening of a new Kroger Signature store, which includes a fuel center, to Fort Worth, Texas. The shopping center, called The Shops at Timberland Crossing, is located at the northeast corner of Timberland Road and North Beach at 12600 North Beach Street MarketWire

BASF to Strengthen Polyurethanes Business in North America With Acquisition of ITWC Incorporated
BASF and ITWC, Inc. today announced BASF's acquisition of ITWC, Inc., based in Malcom, Iowa. ITWC specializes in cast elastomer polyurethane systems and polyester polyols. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. MarketWire

EVCARCO, Inc. Enters Into an Agreement to Acquire American Rodsmiths
EVCARCO, Inc. (OTCBB: EVCA) (OTCQB: EVCA) announced today that the Company has executed an acquisition agreement to acquire the majority ownership of American Rodsmiths, Inc., a Texas corporation. The transaction is expected to close in July 2012 following both companies completing due diligence. MarketWire

Ameristar Casinos Announces Schedule for Release of 2Q 2012 Financial Results and Earnings Conference Call
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCA) plans to release its second quarter 2012 financial results at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, August 1, 2012. A conference call discussing the Company's quarterly earnings will follow at 11 a.m. EDT. MarketWire

Agile Therapeutics Announces FDA Accepts New Drug Application for Its Low-Dose, Once-Weekly Contraceptive Patch
Agile Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing more convenient women's contraceptive products, today announced that its New Drug Application (NDA) for AG200-15, a once-weekly, low-dose contraceptive patch, has been accepted for filing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MarketWire

Fortinet Leads Worldwide Unified Threat Management Market for 25th Consecutive Quarter According to Leading Market Research Firm
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that new IDC Tracker research data positions Fortinet as the number one vendor in worldwide UTM factory revenue for Q1 2012, published on June 29, 2012. This data marks the 25th consecutive quarter Fortinet has maintained its leadership position. MarketWire

Ivanhoe Mines and Chalco Agree to Extend Time for Proportional Takeover Bid for SouthGobi Resources
References are made to the announcements published by Aluminum Corporation of China Limited ("Chalco") (NYSE: ACH)(SHSE: 601600)(HKSE: 2600) and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. ("Ivanhoe") (TSX: IVN)(NYSE: IVN)(NASDAQ: IVN) on April 2, 2012 (Hong Kong Time), respectively MarketWire

Quaterra Files NI 43-101-Compliant Technical Report on SEDAR for Macarthur Preliminary Economic Assessment
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE Amex: QMM)(NYSE MKT: QMM) today announced it has filed on SEDAR a Canadian National Instrument 43-101-compliant technical report for the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the MacArthur copper project located in Lyon County, Nevada. MarketWire

Richmont Mines Announces Francoeur Mine Update
Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC)(NYSE Amex: RIC)(NYSE MKT: RIC), ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") announces revised Reserve and Resource estimates for the Francoeur Mine, located near Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec using a US$1,400 (CAN$1,400) gold price and a 3.75 g/t Au cut-off grade, versus US$800 (CAN $800) and 5.15 g/t Au cut-off grade previously. MarketWire

CarCharging Receives $200,000 NYSERDA Award to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in 15 High-Traffic Locations in New York
CarCharging Group (OTCBB: CCGI), a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, today announced it received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to supply, deploy and install EV charging stations throughout New York City. MarketWire

Avanti Mining Closes US$20 Million Bridge Loan
Avanti Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AVT) (PINKSHEETS: AVNMF) and its wholly owned subsidiary Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd. ("Avanti" or the "Company") announces that on June 29th, 2012 they have closed on the previously announced bridge loan with CEF Holdings Limited ("CEF") and Resource Capital Fund IV L.P MarketWire

Mayor Menino, Boston Properties and Burst Host Send-Off for U.S. Olympic Medalist Tim Morehouse
Burst, a mobile solution for families, will host a celebration and send-off for Brandeis alumnus and Olympic silver medalist in fencing Tim Morehouse as he prepares to represent the U.S. in London this summer. Joining Burst to wish Morehouse well will be Mayor Thomas M. Menino. The event will take place on Thursday, July 5 at 3:30 p.m MarketWire

Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Open Range Energy Corp.
Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. (TSX: PEY) ("Peyto") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Open Range Energy Corp. (TSX: ONR) ("Open Range") pursuant to which Peyto will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Open Range ("Open Range Shares") on the basis of 0 MarketWire

Mashery Strengthens API Business Expertise With Executive Strategy Services, Legal Appointments
Mashery, the leading provider of API management platforms and strategy, announced today it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Devon Biondi, vice president, Strategy Services, and Julia Ledbetter, general counsel MarketWire

Sparqlight Does Your Work for You With User-Defined Automations and Workflow Template Packs
Sparqlight (www.sparqlight.com) today announced powerful enhancements for enterprise customers to automate and initiate any common and (previously) tedious business process MarketWire

Liftoff! World's First Manned Civil War Balloon Replica Begins Public Flights on July 4
The Intrepid -- the world's first replica of a manned Civil War balloon -- has been cleared for public flights beginning Wednesday, July 4 at Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCV&M; www.gcv.org). Weather permitting, the balloon will take guests approximately 300 feet (32 stories) into the sky, simulating what the world's first military pilots experienced 150 years ago. MarketWire

CounterACT Edge Protects Mediengruppe Pressedruck Against Targeted and Zero-Day Attacks
ForeScout Technologies, Inc MarketWire

Axios Secures First Contract for Revolutionary Pallet Technology Platform
Axios Mobile Assets Corporation (CNSX: AXA) today announced that it has secured its first purchase agreement -- $300 million (USD), five-year contract from Ongweoweh Corporation -- for its next generation, composite pallet and technology platform. MarketWire

INSIGHT Named to SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, announces being named to the prestigious list of award-winning supply chain partners, the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain for 2012 MarketWire

Telenor's Capital Markets Day 2012 to be held on 19 September
Telenor's Capital Markets Day 2012 will be heldon 19 September atTelenor's Headquarters at Fornebu, Oslo. MarketWire

CONMED Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results on July 26, 2012
CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) announced today that it expects to report second quarter 2012 financial results before the market opens on Thursday, July 26, 2012, and will also hold a conference call live over the Internet at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time that same day. This webcast can be accessed from CONMED's web site at www.conmed.com MarketWire

All Nippon Airways Co Ltd. - Issuance of New Shares
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Vale Receives Preliminary License for S11D Iron-Ore Mining Project, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The giant Brazilian mining company Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE) (Rio de Janeiro) has received the preliminary license for the S11D iron-ore mine project in southeastern area of the Para state in northern Brazil MarketWire

XsunX CIGSolar(TM) Moves Closer to First Customer Demonstrations
XsunX, Inc MarketWire

East Texas Cooperative Gives Biomass Project's EPC Contractor Full Notice to Proceed, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- East Texas Cooperative Incorporated (Nacogdoches, Texas) held a ceremonial groundbreaking last week to officially mark the start of construction on its new biomass energy project in Woodville, Texas MarketWire

Dallas Pastor Ed Young Cautions Against Declining Intimacy in Digital Age
There is no question that digital technology increases quality of life in a number of ways -- but there are also ways in which it can pose drawbacks. A recent article by the Huffington Post illuminates one drawback, in particular -- namely, that the convenience and ease of communicating digitally has led to a decline in face-to-face communication, and even in basic human intimacy MarketWire

Keranique Unveils Hair Rejuvenation Kit, Made With Women in Mind
The hair care market is crowded with products, something that may at first seem like a boon to the consumer. In reality, however, it is a mixed blessing. Many consumers find that they must purchase many different products, sold separately, in order to achieve the desired effect MarketWire

PatioCrew.com: Deck or Patio Work Ideal for Those Selling Homes
In today's economy, many homeowners are anxious to find ways to sell their home expeditiously and at a reasonable price. In addition, recession-era buyers are particularly cautious to the conditions of the property they might invest their money into. A recent article from The Journal Gazette provides many tips for home sellers that involve improving the properties outside appearance. PatioCrew MarketWire

Big Bear Choppers: "Ride to Work" Day Serves as Important Safety Reminder
June 18th, 2012 marked the 21st Annual "Ride to Work" Day for motorcycle enthusiasts all over America. While the event is designed to serve as a united front for motorcyclists to have fun and show off, reports also show that rider traffic all over the nation increased into over a million participants MarketWire

Dr. Marvin Lagstein: Proper Oral Care Starts at Birth
The Wall Street Journal reports that NUK and Gerber Graduates, two major players in the child products industry, are introducing items meant to improve the development of children. Included in these items are pacifiers that are intended to encourage proper oral development. Dr MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Schedules Q2 2012 Conference Call
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it will hold a conference call on July 19, 2012 to discuss the Company's financial results for the second quarter 2012 and business outlook for the third quarter 2012. MarketWire

New Market Research Forecasts Retail Sales in the Middle East & Africa
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "The Future of Retailing in Middle East and Africa to 2016," to their collection of Consumer Goods & Retailing market reports. For more information, visit: http://www.marketresearch.com/Canadean-Ltd-v132/Future-Retailing-Middle-East-Africa-6993427/ MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Online Retail Sales Growth at 15% CAGR Through 2016
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Global Online Retailers Market Size and Forecast to 2016," to their collection of Consumer Goods & Retailing market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Canadean-Ltd-v132/Global-Online-Retailers-Size-Forecast-6990348/ MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Global Retail Sales Growth at 8% CAGR Through 2016
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "The Future of Global Retailing to 2016," to their collection of Consumer Goods & Retailing market reports. For more information, visit: http://www.marketresearch.com/Canadean-Ltd-v132/Future-Global-Retailing-6993439/ MarketWire

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA: Vessel Allocation Q2 2012
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA ('PGS' or the'Company')routinely releases information about 3D vessel utilization after the end ofeachquarter. MarketWire

SDRL - Seadrill Partners LLC submits its initial registration statement to the SEC
Seadrill announces that its wholly ownedsubsidiary Seadrill Partners LLC (the MLP) today has confidentiallysubmittedits first draft registration statement to the US Securities and ExchangeCommission (SEC). The initial public offering of the MLP's common units isexpected to commence after the SEC completes its review process MarketWire

TECHNICOLOR: Technicolor completes the disposal of its Broadcast Services activity to Ericsson
Technicolor completes the disposal of its Broadcast Services activityto EricssonTechnicolor (EURONEXT PARIS: TCH) announcesthe completion of the sale of its Broadcast Services activity toEricsson onJuly 2, 2012, as contemplated in the offer received in March 2012 MarketWire

Ericsson closes acquisition of Technicolor's broadcast services division
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Pharming announces sale of US facilities
Biotech company Pharming Group NV("Pharming" or "the Company") (NYSE Euronext: PHARM) announced today thatit hadsigned an agreement to sell the tangible assets of its US operations MarketWire

Addex Appoints Dr. Graham Dixon as Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research
Addex Therapeutics /Addex Appoints Dr. Graham Dixon as Chief Scientific Officer and Head ofResearch. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. MarketWire

Turbo Power Systems Inc Announces Board Changes
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Women in Consulting (WIC) Events Highlight Business Best Practices
Upcoming online and in-person programs presented by Women in Consulting (WIC) will cover a variety of business best practices, including how to discover your niche, increase sales, and ensure online privacy while maximizing social media tools to drive new business. The events include a presentation highlighting the results of WIC's 11th Annual Best Practices and Compensation Survey. MarketWire

SDRL -Seadrill Partners LLC submits its initial registration statement to the SEC
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 3, 2012 - Seadrill announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Seadrill Partners LLC (the MLP) today has confidentially submitted its first draft registration statement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The initial public offering of the MLP's common units is expected to commence after the SEC completes its review process GlobeNewswire

Vizrt Provides Outlook Update
Bergen, Norway, July 03, 2012. Vizrt Ltd. (Oslo Main List: VIZ) GlobeNewswire

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