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Why consumers overspend on exceptional purchases
Consumers routinely overspend on unbudgeted purchases such as birthday gifts, car repairs, or luxury chocolates because they underestimate the overall number of such "exceptional" purchases, according to a new study. ANI

Samsonite recalls 250,000 cases after traces of cancer-risk chemical found in handles
Luggage maker Samsonite is recalling 250,000 suitcases after tests by a consumer group found traces of cancer-risk chemical in handles on the luxury bags. ANI

Consumers actually prefer products linked to threatened identity
A new study has suggested that consumers may embrace products linked to a social identity such as gender or university affiliation when that identity is threatened by negative information. ANI

PM expresses concern over slow progress in IMF's quota reforms
Expressing concern over the slow progress in IMF's quota reforms, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said quotas must reflect economic weights in a manner that is simple and transparent. ANI

Daiichi Sankyo, Ranbaxy launch hybrid business in Venezuela
Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited today announced that Daiichi Sankyo's subsidiary Daiichi Sankyo Venezuela S.A. would begin marketing products of Ranbaxy in Venezuela as part of the hybrid business model. ANI

US giant Walgreens set to take over Boots to create first global pharmacy
American drugstore giant Walgreens are set to take over Britain's popular pharmaceutical retailer Boots, in an attempt to create the first global pharmacy. ANI

Sharp Corp. unveils 90-inch 'planet's biggest' LED TV
Japanese multinational Sharp Corp. unveiled its 90-inch Aquas LED TV, describing it as the largest LED TV in the world. ANI

News Corporation makes takeover bid for Australia's Consolidated Media
News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch's international media company, announced on Wednesday that it had made a takeover bid for Australian James Packer's Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH) at a cost of 1.97 billion dollar AU dollars ( 2.00 billion U.S. dollars). ANI

Indian-origin fraudster along with 2 cronies jailed for total 35 yrs over 39m pounds taxpayer scam in UK
Three Indian-origin British VAT fraudsters who cheated a taxpayer out of 39 million pounds in record 69 days, have been jailed for a total of 35 years. ANI

Zhone Technologies Expands Customer Relationship with MXK(TM) Deployment for Managed Network Solutions, Inc.
Contacts Aurora Arlet Zhone Investor Relations Edelman for Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013 Tel: +1 404.908.3186 Fax: +1 510.777.7001 E: E: investor-relations@zhone ACN Newswire

Can QRx Pharma Land A Positive FDA Decision?
Sydney, Australia based QRx Pharma (PINK:QRXPY) (PINK:QRXPF) (ASX:QRX) is a pharmaceutical company with the vast majority of its prospects tied up in a single drug - MoxDuo. MoxDuo is a combination of two widely used opioids (3:2 ratio of morphine and oxycodone) ACN Newswire

Honda to Begin Reuse of Rare Earth Metals Extracted from Used Nickel-metal Hydride Batteries before the End of 2012
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., which has been extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries at the plant of Japan Metals & Chemicals Co., Ltd. from April of this year, today announced plans to begin reusing the extracted metals before the end of 2012 ACN Newswire

Honda Becomes World's First Mobility Company to Disclose Third-party Validated Estimates of Global CO2 Emissions During Product Use
Honda Motor Co., Ltd., which has been making continuous efforts to reduce CO2 emissions based on its commitment to reduce the environmental footprint of its products throughout the entire life cycle, became the world's first(1) mobility company to disclose estimated global CO2 emissions during customer use of its motorcycles, automobiles and power products ACN Newswire

Honda Issues Environmental Annual Report 2012
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today issued the Honda Environmental Annual Report 2012 (Japanese language version), summarizing results of the company's environmental initiatives for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, as well as targets for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Develops World's First Compact, High-Output, Single-Chip 10 GHz Transceiver Using GaN HEMT
Fujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has successfully developed the world's first single-chip transceiver using gallium nitride (GaN)(1)high electron mobility transistor (HEMT)(2) technology that features an output of 6.3 W and that operates at a frequency of 10 GHz ACN Newswire

Lubrizol Signs Agreement to Acquire Lipotec
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Creative Effectiveness, Media, Mobile & Outdoor Lions Winners Announced
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has held the second of four awards ceremonies to honour a further four of its 15 entry categories; Creative Effectiveness, Media, Mobile and Outdoor Lions winners. The Creative Effectiveness Lions category, which saw 92 entries, was led by David Jones, Global Chief Executive Officer of Havas & Euro RSCG ACN Newswire

Mitsubishi Corporation Equity Participation in Australian Dairy Manufacturer, Tasmanian Dairy Products
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce that it has decided to acquire a 24% share in Tasmanian Dairy Products Co.,Ltd (TDP), a company established by Australia's largest dairy export manufacturer Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Ltd (MG) and other local Tasmanian Investors ACN Newswire

Promo & Activation, PR and Direct Lions Winners Announced
The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has held the first of four Awards Ceremonies to honour the winners of the Promo & Activation, PR and Direct Lions categories.The Promo & Activation Grand Prix and the Direct Grand Prix were awarded to Crispin Porter + Bogusky's 'Small Business Gets an Official Day' for American Express ACN Newswire

Applied Materials Names Gary Dickerson as President
30-year semiconductor industry veteran to assume new role at AppliedSanta Clara, Calif., June 19, 2012 - Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT), the global leader in providing manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor, display and solar industries, today announced the appointment of Gary Dickerson as president of the company, effective June 19, 2012. Mr ACN Newswire

Hard Assets Investment Conferences VP Jonathan Moore Talks about Hard Assets NYC on Midas Letter Money
Summit Business Media Senior VP of Events Jonathan Moore discusses his firms Hard Assets Conferences, an investment trade show series that presents public companies in the resource sector from around the world in single venues in two day conferences. The shows are held in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Capetown, South Africa, and starting in 2013, Singapore ACN Newswire

Intergraph(R) Video Training Module Covering CADWorx(R) 2013 New Specification Explorer and Editing Capabilities Produced by
The Intergraph CADWorx 2013 new specification explorer and editing capabilities are described in a new video training module written by Anthony W. (Tony) Horn, one of the world's leading CADWorx instructors, and produced by The module is one in a series of 17 online videos on CADWorx 2013 that also include a comprehensive set of notes comprising 100 pages. MarketWire

Bradford Frank DDS 5 Minute Dental Implants Change the Entire Non-Invasive Dental World
Top dentist Bradford Frank has a 2 day mini residency course that is put on by the Implant Efficiency Institute that changes the lives of Dentists from all over the world. With his breakthrough inventions and 5 Minute Implant techniques he is able to save dental practices thousands of dollars a year while saving doctors countless hours each week. MarketWire

Maaii Deploys Acme Packet for Global Over-the-Top Voice and Messaging Service
Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery networks, today announced that Maaii, Limited, a leading integrated communications application service provider based in Hong Kong, has deployed Acme Packet's Net-Net® Session Director session border controllers (SBCs) to support its global over-the-top (OTT) communications service MarketWire

World Micro Extends Field Sales, Grows Quality Department
Georgia-based electronics distributor, World Micro, Inc., announced today that it has promoted Chris Brooks, the company's former quality manager, to the position of Director of Quality for the US facility. In addition, World Micro hired veteran quality manager, Mahendran Sanggaren, to run its Penang, Malaysia-based hub's quality department MarketWire

Grundfos LIFELINK's Sustainable Solution Honoured at Rio+20
"This nomination makes it clear that there is a space for companies like Grundfos LIFELINK, who focus on long term sustainability and water security through the use of innovative technology MarketWire

HBLA Certified Public Accountants, Inc. Has Successful Review by Peers
HBLA CPAs, Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed its eighth rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practice. As in all previous peer reviews, the reviewer concluded the firm complies with the stringent quality control standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional organization of CPAs. MarketWire

Solheim Lutheran Home Executive Director Norma Heaton Resigns
Solheim Lutheran Home announced today that Norma Heaton will resign as Executive Director on June 30, 2012 after 16 years of service in that position. Mrs. Heaton is leaving to travel with her husband to Switzerland, Northern California and Japan as he takes a sabbatical to study earthquakes. MarketWire

Rocky Mountain Power and VIA Motors Team to Launch First Electric Pick-Up Trucks in Utah

Technicolor: new membership of Board of Directors
Technicolor announces the new composition of its BoardofDirectors, which consists of nine members. MarketWire

TECHNICOLOR: Technicolor's General Shareholders' Meeting approves the capital increases proposed by Vector Capital

Scott Keogh Named Audi of America President
Audi will build on its record-setting performance in the U.S. market with a new President to lead Audi of America. MarketWire

Cisco and Hatari Wireless Collaborate to Deliver Southeast Asia's First Cloud-Based, Hosted Digital Signage to Customers
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Hatari Wireless Co., Ltd., a leading digital signage company in Thailand, today announced the availability of Southeast Asia's first cloud-based, hosted digital signage offering: Hatari AdNet. The solution includes hardware, software and services, all offered in a SaaS (software as a service) model for a low monthly fee MarketWire

Port Gamble S'klallam Tribe Buys Heronswood Gardens and Nursery
The assets of Heronswood Gardens and Heronswood Nursery were sold to the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, the Native American Tribe that has its ancestral land on the location of the Garden's 15 acres on the Kitsap Peninsula, in Kingston, Washington. MarketWire

Ortho Mattress Nominated for Two 'Best of Southern California' Awards -- the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune
The only made-in-California mattress chain Ortho Mattress ( announced today it is in the running for top mattress store honors in both the Los Angeles Times' second-annual Readers' Choice and the San Diego Union-Tribune's Readers' Poll contests MarketWire

Sigma Designs Sends Letter to Its Shareholders
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of connected media platforms, today announced that it is mailing the following letter to its shareholders: MarketWire

Rush Match Highest Charting of Their Career With "CLOCKWORK ANGELS"
Legendary rock band Rush has made a remarkable U.S. chart debut with their 20th studio album "CLOCKWORK ANGELS MarketWire

PTGi Announces Use of Proceeds From Sale of Australia Operations
Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated ("PTGi") (NYSE: PTGI), a global facilities-based integrated provider of advanced telecommunications products and services, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share on all issued and outstanding PTGi common stock MarketWire

Allied Electronics Named E-Commerce Distributor of the Year
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), was recognized by SOURIAU-Industrial with the 2011 E-Commerce Distributor of the Year Award. SOURIAU is one of the more than 300 trusted brands Allied is authorized to distribute MarketWire

PSC Approves Tidewater Utilities Rate Settlement
Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX), a provider of water, wastewater and related services, announced that the Delaware Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a $3.9 million increase in the base water rates of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tidewater Utilities, Inc. The increase resulted from a settled agreement with the Staff of the PSC and the Delaware Division of the Public Advocate MarketWire

West Announces Technology Agreement With Amgen
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a leading global manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, today announced an agreement with Amgen Inc., a biotechnology pioneer and one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, to evaluate Daikyo Crystal Zenith® technologies for drug containment MarketWire

Genesis HealthCare to Acquire Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Sun Healthcare (Sun) by Genesis HealthCare (Genesis). The combined company will be able to strengthen its core business lines and enhance its collective ability to provide the highest quality patient care while meeting the current challenges facing the healthcare industry. MarketWire

Ophthalmologists Caution Parents: Children at High Risk for Fireworks Eye Injuries
As the Fourth of July holiday nears, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging Americans to protect themselves and their children from fireworks eye injuries. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent impact the eyes and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers.(1) MarketWire

Battelle and Affiliated National Labs Win 21 R&D 100 Awards
Could the ban on carrying bottles of liquid through airport security become a thing of the past? Not yet, but a new liquid scanning technology developed by Battelle could bring air travelers one step closer. At the very least, it adds an extra layer of safety and security by quickly scanning containers and determining the threat potential of the contents MarketWire

Craig Pittman of CitiScape Property Management Group Awarded CCAM(R) Designation
Craig Pittman, Manager for CitiScape Property Management Group in San Francisco, was recently awarded the designation of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) by the California Association of Community Managers, Inc. (CACM). MarketWire

Pixorial Video App Selected as "Editors' Choice" for Sony's "Built for Entertainment" Smartphones and Tablets
Pixorial Inc., the video storytelling platform, has announced that Sony has selected its Android app as an Editors' Choice on Sony's mobile app channel. MarketWire

Bell Investment Advisors Announces First Annual Youth-in-the-Arts Grant
Bell Investment Advisors today announced the firm will award an annual grant of $5000 to an organization or program dedicated to supporting youth in the arts in the East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area). MarketWire

Lavandu Face & Body Opens in Pleasanton
Lavandu Face & Body -- an urban retreat -- will tomorrow, Thursday, June 21 at 4:30pm, celebrate the official Grand Opening of its new Pleasanton location, unveil the Lavandu Face & Body Aroma Bar, and launch its new Lavandu Face & Body web site,, which will feature information and photos about the facility, its services menu and pricing. MarketWire

Award-Winning Chef Upgrades Grilling Season With Turkey
Grilling season just got healthier with the addition of one perfect protein that is sure to be the new favorite summer treat -- the turkey burger. Mark Bucher, founder and executive chef of the award-winning restaurant company, BGR: The Burger Joint, creates the Ultimate Turkey Burger to provide a flavorful, healthy meal. MarketWire

Baja Mining to Hold Annual General and Special Meeting
Baja Mining Corp. ("Baja") (TSX: BAJ)(OTCQX: BAJFF) will host its annual general and special meeting tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, 2012 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. MarketWire

Reflect Scientific Donates Advanced Freezer to Hard-Hit Research Lab
Reflect Scientific, Inc. (OTCBB: RSCF), a provider of diverse products and services for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and transportation industries, announced the company has offered a Cryometrix T-150 ULT Freezer to Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center at McLean Hospital. MarketWire

The Explorers Club Hosts Plasma Rocket Demo With Astronauts Scott Carpenter and Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz
A promising rocket technology for a manned mission to Mars is the VASIMR advanced plasma propulsion system being developed in Webster by the Ad Astra Rocket Company MarketWire

Zynga Brings Words With Friends and Draw Something to Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone
Nokia and Zynga announce a new partnershipto bring Zynga's hitgames to Nokia Lumia smartphones and Windows Phones during autumn 2012,including Words With Friends and Draw Something. MarketWire

Swinerton Builders Seeing Early Success on High Desert Health System Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center
Five months after breaking ground, Swinerton Builders is experiencing early success on the High Desert Health System Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center (MACC) for the County of Los Angeles MarketWire

Community Lenders Seize Market Share From Big Banks by Using Advanced Online Lending Technology
Mortgagebot® ( has tracked a growing trend by small mortgage lenders to adopt web-based, transactional online lending technology as a way to narrow big lenders' competitive advantages by creating greater visibility and accessibility in the online channel at affordable cost MarketWire

Sebastian River Holdings, Inc. Announces Portfolio Acquisition
Sebastian River Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SBRH) is pleased to announce today that it has entered into a material agreement for the acquisition of a high-interest bearing debenture portfolio. MarketWire

Newtown (CT) Schools Focusing on Health With the Help of Chartwells School Dining Services
Chartwells School Dining Services at Newtown, CT, Public Schools was recently cited by the Blueberry Council's "2012 Little Blue Dynamo Health Halo Award" for creative ways to promote and educate students about nutrition. With the 2012 Little Blue Dynamos Health Halo Award, the U.S MarketWire

Get Back to Nature and Find a Little Summer Adventure Aboard Verde Canyon Railroad
Another long Arizona summer is upon us, and most of the inhabitants of metro-Phoenix will spend their days indoors, closed off in air-conditioned offices, homes and automobiles. A city dweller gridlocked in the concrete jungle may not realize that there's a whole different reason for the season taking place outside of the city. MarketWire

Zyrion Adds Support for Citrix CloudStack in Its Cloud Monitoring Solution
Zyrion Inc., a leading provider of Cloud and IT Monitoring software solutions, announced support for Citrix CloudStack in its Traverse monitoring software, providing unified health metrics for the CloudStack platform. MarketWire

Teachers and School Support Staff Receive Special Education Appreciation Rates at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Now that the school year is over, teachers and school support staff can enjoy the relaxing summer vacations they deserve at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. In order to thank these professionals for all they do, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is offering special room rates exclusively for them MarketWire

Institute for the Redesign of Learning/Almansor Center Announces Plan to Open New School to Expand Autism Program
Today, The Institute for the Redesign of Learning/Almansor Center announced plans to expand its Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) program by opening a new site for its Non-Public School (NPS), the Westmoreland Academy. MarketWire

Menopause Power Helps Women Understand How to Best Treat Menopause and Protect Health
Women in middle age cope with health problems they did not face before the onset of menopause. Weight gain, low energy, high cholesterol, digestive problems, headaches, sleep disruption, allergies, and depression are just some of over 100 maladies for which millions of women seek ongoing medical care. MarketWire

Merchant Warehouse Announces Insight Partnership Program
Merchant Warehouse partners with businesses to deliver core payment solutions and ancillary services to merchants worldwide MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: dotloop Sponsors RE BarCamp Boston 2012
dotloop, the first real estate software company that eliminates paperwork, will be sponsoring RE BarCamp Boston 2012, an interactive day of workshops for real estate agents and technologists looking to connect around issues that matter to them. The event is open and free to attend. MarketWire

Acronis to Speak and Exhibit at the 2012 Red Hat Summit
Acronis today announced that its Vice President of Product Management Dmitri Joukovski is speaking at the 2012 Red Hat Summit on the panel KVM on IBM System x - Leverage the Ecosystem!, being held on June 27, 2012 from 10:40-11:40am ET in room 306 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA MarketWire Announces the Addition of SpaRitual, one of the most trusted online sources for high-performance luxury skin care and beauty essentials, has added the skin care brand, SpaRitual to its assortment of premium beauty products. MarketWire

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. Releases Bridgepoint Economic Impact Analysis
The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp., a non-profit dedicated to the region's economic prosperity and global competitiveness, released a report on the regional economic impact of Bridgepoint Education Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a San Diego-based secondary education provider MarketWire

CHG Healthcare Services Named a Best Place to Work in IT
CHG Healthcare Services, a healthcare staffing firm based in Salt Lake City, has made Computerworld's 2012 list of "Best Places to Work in IT" recognizing organizations that challenge their information technology people while providing great benefits and compensation. IDG Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. MarketWire

Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Brokers 7 Acre Commercial Property Purchase at View 72
Commerce Real Estate Solutions, an independently owned and operated member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance (, today announced they have negotiated the purchase of seven acres of land by Savage Services at the mixed-use development of View 72 which is located at 7200 South and just west of I-15 MarketWire

Harvard Clinical Research Institute Implements PharmaPros' Adapt Central(TM) Data Hub to Support New Web-Based Clinical Adjudication Technology
PharmaPros Corporation, a technology solutions provider for the life sciences industry, announced today the implementation of its Adapt Central product, an eClinical Data Hub, at Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI), an Academic Research Organization MarketWire

Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life LEED (R) Gold Certified
The UW Hillel Foundation announced today that the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life has been awarded LEED® Gold established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED® is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. MarketWire

51st Annual Grand Haven Art Festival & Family Fun Day Slated for June 23 - 24, 2012

GRNO Secures US $2 Million Line of Credit With TCA Global Credit Master Fund to Build State-of-the-Art Facility in Montana
Green Oasis Environmental, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GRNO), a Florida corporation, is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, Custom Carbon Processing Inc. (CCP), has received US $2 million line of credit from the TCA Global Credit Master Fund L.P. (TCA). MarketWire

Insperity Awards Three College Scholarships to High School Seniors
Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America's best businesses, today announced three winners of its 2012 Insperity Merit Scholarship administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The scholarship recipients are Vishesh Gundappa, Alexandra Salomon and Shea Smitherman. MarketWire

Heartland Payment Systems(R) Ranks Among IDG's Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT for Second Consecutive Year
Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY), one of the nation's largest payments processors, today announced that it has been named to IDG's Computerworld 2012 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT). Heartland ranked No. 51 of the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great compensation and benefits. MarketWire

CommerceGate Partners With Cupid PLC as Global Payment Processor
The leader in international billing and payment processing CommerceGate ( today announced a new partnership with Online Dating giant Cupid PLC ( MarketWire

Berger Kahn Opens Doors for Santa Ana's Youth Through Project SELF Legal Internship Program
Berger Kahn is providing a paid summer internship program for a Santa Ana high school student through the Project SELF program. Partner Teresa R. Ponder serves as a professional mentor to intern Elvis Bolainez, 17, of Century High School, who began working at Berger Kahn June 19, 2012. MarketWire

Caster Concepts Acquires LARCASTER/Owl Welding
Caster Concepts, Inc. located in Albion, MI and the manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels announced this morning that it has acquired the assets and select liabilities of LARCASTER/Owl Welding located in Selkirk, Manitoba. The deal was effective June 15, 2012. MarketWire

Trulia Reports Interest in Super-Sized Homes Nearly Doubles in Past Year
Trulia today released the results of its American Dream survey, which has tracked American attitudes towards homeownership since 2008. Harris Interactive conducted this online survey on behalf of Trulia among 2,205 U.S. adults, age 18 and over, between May 22 - 24 and among 2,230 U.S. adults, age 18 and older, between June 4-6, 2012. MarketWire

Valerie Jennings, CEO of Jennings Social Media Marketing, to Participate at IABC World Conference as Panelist in Chicago
Valerie Jennings, CEO and founder of Jennings Social Media Marketing (JSMM), is scheduled to participate as a panelist during the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference in Chicago during a sponsored session by Marketwire. MarketWire

Panera Bread(R) Expands Its New York Footprint With Manhattan Store
Continuing its expansion into Manhattan, Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) today announced the opening of its third bakery-cafe in the area. The new bakery-cafe is located on Fifth Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets and follows on the success of the company's first two Manhattan bakery-cafe openings in February and June 2012. MarketWire

Shift4 Announces New Point-to-Point Encryption Capability
Shift4 Corporation, the world's largest independent payment gateway, today announced its Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solution, capable of securely processing credit, debit, third-party gift cards, and split-processing direct to American Express. MarketWire

FierceWireless Names BLiNQ Networks as One of Its "Fierce 15" Wireless Companies of 2012
BLiNQ Networks announced today that it has been named to the annual FierceWireless "Fierce 15" list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. FierceWireless editors evaluated hundreds of organizations, and found BLiNQ to be one of the "fiercest," proven by their creativity and innovations in the marketplace. MarketWire

HR Plus Delivers Made to Order Screening Solutions at SHRM 2012
HR Plus,, a leading provider of comprehensive employment and background screening solutions, and a division of AlliedBarton Security Services, will be exhibiting at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, GA from June 24th to 27th 2012 at Booth # 2339. MarketWire

Media Alert: Alpine Data Labs' Steven Hillion to Speak on the Power of Cross-Functional Predictive Analytics
Alpine Data Labs: MarketWire

Librestream Expands Its Onsight Collaboration Platform With Its New Onsight Connect Service
Librestream, the leader in Operations-Driven Video Collaboration, announced that its Onsight collaboration system is now simpler and faster to deploy with the launch of the new Onsight Connect cloud service MarketWire

Nordic Aviation Capital Orders Twelve Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen Aircraft to Be Leased to Garuda Indonesia
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a wholly owned subsidiary of Nordic Aviation Capital A/S of Billund, Denmark has signed a firm purchase agreement for twelve CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft. Nordic Aviation Capital has confirmed that the aircraft will be leased to Garuda Indonesia, Bombardier's previously announced launch customer for the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region MarketWire

Sabal Financial Group Announces New Builder Lending Program
Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a diversified financial services firm, announces the launch of a new builder lending program in a strategic move to offer non-recourse construction and acquisition and development (A&D) loans to established homebuilders in California MarketWire

Sabal Financial Appoints Tom Farrell Director of Builder Lending
Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a diversified financial services management firm, has announced that Tom Farrell will be joining the firm as Director of Builder Lending. Farrell will manage all aspects of for-sale residential financing from the initial stages of loan origination to the closing customer service MarketWire

BrightScope Announces Top 20 Sacramento Area-Based RIA Firms
BrightScope (, a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, today announced the Top 20 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms in the Sacramento area, focused on individual money management, with the greatest amount of assets under management MarketWire

enXco Announces Solar Module Supply Agreement With First Solar
enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, today announced that they have signed a solar module supply agreement with First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR). First Solar will deliver 61 megawatts peak (MWp) of thin film modules starting in September 2012 for enXco's Catalina Solar Project located in Kern County, California. MarketWire

Power Assure VP Marketing to Present on Hottest Energy Startup Panel at TiE Energy Event
Power Assure®, Inc., a data center infrastructure and energy management solutions provider, today announced Jim McCray, vice president of marketing, will be a speaker at the TiE Energy Event on June 27th in Santa Clara, CA MarketWire

MichBio Leads Effort to Bring Life Science Education, Workforce Training and Entrepreneurship to the National Stage
MichBio, through its MichBio Institute, has joined state bioscience organizations in a nationally coordinated effort to ensure America's leadership in bioscience innovation by delivering industry-led life science education, workforce development and entrepreneurship programs across the country MarketWire

buuteeq Adds Third Party Central Reservation System Inventory Integration to Its Cloud Digital Marketing System for Hotels
buuteeq today announced CRS-Sync, a new capability of its market leading Cloud Digital Marketing System for hotels, which connects leading CRS and Channel Manager tools directly to buuteeq's online marketing content and booking engine interfaces MarketWire

United States Senators and Representatives Send Support to SafeMart Home Security
United States Senator Pat Roberts, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and U.S. Representative Lynn Jenkins sent their support to SafeMart's headquarters in St. Mary's, Kansas on Thursday to promote the job growth at SafeMart with LiveWatch Security. This is the second time U.S MarketWire

Tanis Communications Wins Silver Stevie(R) Award for Communications Team of the Year
Tanis Communications, a Silicon Valley marketing and communications services firm, was recognized with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Communications Team of the Year category in The 10th Annual American Business Awards. MarketWire

State Education Agencies Partner With MetaMetrics to Fight the Summer Reading Loss Epidemic
MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, has partnered with over twelve states to implement Lexile-based reading programs to combat summer reading loss. Last November, Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), challenged states to commit to eliminating summer loss as an effort to close the achievement gap MarketWire

EC Development, Inc. Expands Executive Team
EC Development, Inc. (OTCQB: ECDI) (OTCBB: ECDI), a leading provider of casino gaming management systems, announced today that Randy R. Carnett has been hired for the position of Director of Sales. Mr. Carnett brings extensive sales expertise and over 15 years of marketing, business and executive management experience in the Tribal and commercial casino gaming industries to EC Development. MarketWire

Steve Stengell and Encore Energy Report Progress for Utica Shale
Today, Encore Energy, Inc. provided the following progress report for recent lease acquisition transactions made in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio. MarketWire

Atlantis Computing Launches Groundbreaking New Storage Optimization Product Onstage at GigaOM Structure for Storage-Intensive Virtualized Server and Cloud Applications
Today Atlantis Computing™, a leading provider of storage optimization software for virtual servers and desktops, will unveil Atlantis ILIO FlexCloud 1.0 onstage at GigaOM Structure, one of the most influential cloud computing conferences MarketWire

Spectrum Gaming Group and Rouge Government & Public Affairs Announce Launch of Monthly US i-Gaming Watch
The gaming industry's leading research and analytics firm, Spectrum Gaming Group, has teamed with Rouge Government & Public Affairs, which serves clients competing in regulated markets, to produce a new monthly report, the Spectrumetrix US i-Gaming Watch. MarketWire

Trident Capital Promotes Taimur Shaikh to Vice President
Trident Capital, a leading venture capital firm focused on Software, Internet, and Business Services companies, today announced that Taimur Shaikh has been promoted to vice president. MarketWire

Summer Solstice Job Fair: Torrance-Based Verengo Solar Seeks to Hire 100 New Employees
Verengo Solar, California's leading residential solar company, announced it will host a Job Fair June 23 from 10AM-3PM at its corporate headquarters, 20285 S. Western Blvd. MarketWire

Risk Strategies Company Names John Wilcox President and Chief Operating Officer
Risk Strategies Company (RSC), a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Boston, announced today that John Wilcox has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Wilcox will report to and work closely with RSC Chief Executive Officer Michael Christian to position the firm for continued national growth and broaden the firm's client services portfolio. MarketWire Proud to Release Mint Tea & Grape Cartridge Flavors
In a competitive electronic cigarette industry, continues to release innovative new products. The company is happy to announce the limited release of two new cartridge flavors: grape and mint tea. MarketWire

SBI Announces Launch of New Low Price Report Product Line, SBI Bulletin
Industrial and energy market research publisher SBI has launched a new report product line, SBI Bulletin, which offers market data and analysis targeted to specific research interests in heavy industry market verticals, including energy & resource, manufacturing & construction and materials & chemicals. MarketWire

Mantra Energy Alternatives and Powertech Agree to Collaborate on Carbon Capture and Recycling Process Field Trials
Mantra Venture Group Ltd. (OTCBB: MVTG)(FRANKFURT: 5MV) today announced that its Mantra Energy Alternatives Ltd. subsidiary has signed a technology development agreement with Powertech Labs. As a part of the agreement, Powertech will provide its testing facilities and expertise to advance the technology behind Mantra's Electro-reduction of Carbon Dioxide (ERC) process MarketWire

"Insourcing" to San Francisco Proves Successful for, the leading do-it-yourself HTML5 web publishing platform, today announced new hiring and growth plans following the success of its "onshore" global support center. Over the next 90 days the company will expand its San Francisco staff by 40%, a significant first expansion since it was opened in 2010 MarketWire

Woodbridge Closes Sale of APLUS Products
Woodbridge International is pleased to announce the successful completion of the sale of its client, APLUS Products, LLC to a specialized electronics provider. MarketWire

Smartronix Awarded $114M Navy Telecommunication and Related Communications-Electronic (C-E) Systems (TARCES) Task Order
The Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded Smartronix the Telecommunication and Related Communications-Electronic (C-E) Systems (TARCES) task order, under the SeaPort-e contract, in support of the Special Communications Requirements Division (SCRD) at Webster Field in St. Inigoes, Maryland MarketWire

VHA, TransforMED and Phytel Awarded $20.75 Million Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced Friday that it has awarded a $20.75 million Health Care Innovation Challenge grant to a collaborative partnership that includes VHA Inc., the national health care network; TransforMED, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and, Phytel, Inc MarketWire

Air Conditioner Copper Theft and Temperatures Are on the Rise -- Seven Tips for Business Owners
If this summer is like the last, New Englanders can expect to see an increase in theft as criminals attempt to access copper arteries of commercial air-conditioning units. The value of copper is still strong -- earlier this month Bank of America-Merrill Lynch upgraded its 2012 copper forecast to $3.75 a pound and, according to the FBI, the most recent burglary statistics indicated a 3 MarketWire

OnWAX Media to Showcase Premier Action and Outdoor Sports Content on YouTube
OnWAX Media Holdings, L.P. (WAX), today announced a new WAX-branded YouTube channel,, that provides filmmakers unprecedented visibility and support. The WAX branded channel will house hundreds of top action and outdoor sports content videos MarketWire

Fairchild Controls Launches Online Store Containing Full Range of Aftermarket Parts
Fairchild Controls, an EADS North America company, today announced the launch of a new online parts store, The site, which supports current and legacy product lines, contains aftermarket products for aircraft cooling systems, air drive units and air turbine motors. MarketWire

"NasalCEASE Gives Back" Program Provides Financial Support to Research and Education of Specific Bleeding Disorders
NasalCEASE®, a leading over-the-counter product that stops nosebleeds and difficult bleeding from cuts and skin puncture wounds, announces the introduction of a national cause marketing program -- "NasalCEASE Gives Back" -- expected to result in the donation of thousands of dollars in support HHT research, Hemophilia research and Anticoagulation therapy education. MarketWire

Catalyst Launches First Legal Insider Trading Mutual Fund
Catalyst Funds announces the launch of the first legal insider trading mutual fund. The Catalyst Insider Long/Short Fund (NASDAQ: CIAAX) (NASDAQ: CIACX) seeks to take advantage of legal insider trading by purchasing stocks experiencing significant insider buying and selling short those that are subject to large clusters of insider selling. MarketWire

EPIC Expands Its Alternative Healthcare Product Line That Helps Relieve Chronic Pain and Prevent the Development of Pressure Sores, and Completes Its 100% Stock Dividend
EPIC Corporation (PINKSHEETS: EPOR) (the "Company"), a healthcare company, announced the expansion of its non evasive product line that helps relieve chronic pain and prevent the development of pressure sores. It also announced the completion of the 100% stock dividend. MarketWire

mscripts(TM) Mobile Pharmacy -- Ahora en Espanol!
Pharmacy customers who use the mscripts Application to order, refill, and manage their prescriptions can now do so in English or Spanish. They can also receive reminders to take their medications, making it easier to remain adherent to prescribed medication regimes. mscripts supports the mobile offerings of large pharmacy chains across the country. MarketWire

KANA to Speak at the CITIZEN 2012: Next-Generation Citizen Engagement Conference
KANA Software, Inc., a global leader in customer service solutions delivered on-premise or in the cloud, and used by more than 850 commercial and public sector organizations worldwide, today announced its Vice President of Product Marketing David Moody will be a keynote speaker at the CITIZEN 2012: Next-Generation Citizen Engagement Conference. MarketWire

SAVO Poll Reveals Companies Confusing CRM Solutions for Sales Process Miss Revenue Opportunities
According to SAVO Group, nearly three out of four companies consider their CRM solution to be their sales process and as a result, are not optimizing their sales execution for maximum return. On the contrary, 68 percent of those that have implemented a separate formal sales process did reveal an increase in revenue MarketWire

NPN Media Hires New Head of Distribution
John Cuddihy, President of NPN Media, today announced the hire of Tom Barreca as the Senior Vice President of Distribution. In this role, Barreca will be responsible for all content distribution to media outlets, websites and other relevant partners throughout the U.S MarketWire

Bimba Introduces New Space-Efficient Actuator Series
Bimba Manufacturing announced today the debut of a new line of extruded thrusters designed for space-constrained applications. The MTCM/MTCL thrusters are compact, rugged, guided actuators manufactured by MFD Pneumatics, a Bimba Brand, complementing the MFD portfolio of high-quality air-preparation and valve products. MarketWire

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Chinese Travelers With New Service Offerings
With more than 77 million Chinese travelers expected to take a trip overseas in 2012(i), and China fast becoming one of the world's most influential international tourism markets, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts today announced a new Chinese Menu Program at its worldwide collection of more than 60 luxury hotels MarketWire

MdBio Foundation Becomes Founding Member of National Bioscience Coalition
To help revitalize American leadership in bioscience, MdBio Foundation, Inc. today announced it has become a founding member of the new Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI). CSBI's mission is to improve the delivery of industry-led life science education, workforce development and entrepreneurship programs nationwide MarketWire

Agilyx's CEO Wins 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Chris Ulum, Chief Executive Officer of Agilyx Corporation ("Agilyx" or "the Company"), the first company to convert difficult-to-recycle waste plastic into synthetic crude oil, was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources category in the Pacific Northwest Region MarketWire

The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation Awards $28,000 in College Scholarships for 2012
The Bank of Maine Scholarship Foundation has announced the recipients of this year's grants under The Bank of Maine Scholars college scholarship program. This program provides $1,000 to selected high school seniors to be used toward the cost of attending college MarketWire

ServerPronto Donates 400 Personal Computers to Food For The Poor
Dedicated hosting pioneer ServerPronto continues its partnership with Food For The Poor to outfit schools in the Caribbean with the donation of another 400 computer workstations. ServerPronto donated 100 workstations last winter. As a result of this donation, another 2,400 students in Haiti, Jamaica, Grenada, and Guyana will have daily access to computers in their classrooms. MarketWire

Electronics Manufacturer Elmdene International Selects Epicor to Streamline Operations

Cytokinetics, Incorporated Announces $60 Million Financing
Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CYTK) announced today the pricing of concurrent, separate underwritten offerings of (i) 55.9M shares of its common stock and accompanying warrants to purchase 0.6 shares of common stock for each share purchased at a price to the public of $0.76 for each share of common stock and accompanying warrant, expected gross proceeds of $42 MarketWire

Globalgroup Investment Holdings Introduces New Software for No-Credit-Check and Layaway Markets
Globalgroup Investment Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GIHI), the nation's newest proprietary technology solutions provider for payment and collection services, announced today the expansion of its GlobalLOK™ payment code program into the nation's No-Credit-Check and Layaway markets MarketWire

TJ Waldburger, CJ Keith and Ken Stone to Represent RYU at UFC on FX
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN),, is thrilled to announce that on Friday, June 22nd top UFC fighters TJ Waldburger, CJ Keith and Ken Stone will be representing RYU at UFC on FX in Atlantic City for Maynard vs. Guida. Getting underway at 9:00 p.m. EDT, Waldburger vs. Ebersole will be the second fight on the Main Card with Nijem vs. Keith and Stone vs MarketWire

VirtuOz Gathers Industry Experts at Internet Retailer Magazine and Kaspersky Lab to Discuss the Emerging Trend of Intelligent Virtual Agents
VirtuOz, Inc MarketWire

F3 Technologies Releases FargoTube 4.0
F3 Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FTCH) has announced that the 4th major version of the Fargotube platform has gone live at The new platform simplifies the entire tube creation process and opens the doors for users to more easily access, follow, and share their favorite content MarketWire

Pelican Launches New Pelican BioPharma(TM) Division
Delivering in mission-critical situations isn't a slogan, it is a principle at the core of Pelican Products, Inc., the leader in the design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems MarketWire

Medecision "Breaks the Chains" of Traditional Care Management
Booth 1138 -- Medecision, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare management solutions, today announced Aerial™, a suite of end-to-end care management solutions and services built on the company's 23 years of experience, at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2012 MarketWire

Quorum Addresses Hybrid Cloud Solutions for Business Continuity at the World Conference on Disaster Management
Quorum®, the leading provider of one-click backup, recovery and continuity for small to mid-sized businesses, will be attending the June 25th-27th World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM), where Quorum's CEO, Larry Lang, will also be presenting a session titled "Manage and Recover with Hybrid Cloud -- When Minutes Matter Most MarketWire

Stellar Biotechnologies to Present at ICAAC 2012 Conference on September 9 - 12, 2012
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar") (TSX VENTURE: KLH) (PINKSHEETS: SBOTF) (FRANKFURT: RBT) is pleased to announce that Stellar scientists will be presenting new KLH science at the ICAAC 2012 Conference (the meeting of the American Society for Microbiology -- "the world's premier international conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases" -- http://www.icaac MarketWire

Certain, Inc. Continues Hosted Buyer Technology Leadership for the Events Industry
AMERICAS MEETINGS & EVENTS EXHIBITION (AIBTM) -- Certain, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the global meetings and events industry, has been at the forefront of Hosted Buyer program technology, serving many of the industry's leading event producers. The Company has generated nearly 1 MarketWire

Summer Infant Launches New Line of Internet Baby Viewing Systems, Providing Parents Peace of Mind, Anywhere, Anytime
Summer Infant®, the leading brand of baby video monitors, introduces a full-range line of Internet baby video viewing systems, a first-of-its-kind, thanks to its combination of innovative features and ease-of-use. The series includes the Peek Plus Internet Baby Monitor System and the Connect Internet Baby Camera Set MarketWire

Calendar of Events - Report Highlights PPL Corporation and Tempur-Pedic International Inc.
Today, announced new reports highlighting PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) and Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (NYSE: TPX). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at MarketWire

Calendar of Events - Report Highlights Equinix Inc and The Southern Company
Today, announced new reports highlighting Equinix Inc (NASDAQ: EQIX) and The Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at MarketWire

Calendar of Events - Report Highlights Dominion Resources, Inc. and Edison International
Today, announced new reports highlighting Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D) and Edison International (NYSE: EIX). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at MarketWire

Calendar of Events - Report Highlights Baxter International Inc. and HCA Holdings Inc
Today, announced new reports highlighting Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) and HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE: HCA). Gain market insight with full analysis and research downloads available at MarketWire

Capital Art Sells Open Edition Lithographs on
The unique collection of iconic photos from the Golden Era of Hollywood taken by Frank Worth is finding an ever greater audience of collectors and aficionados. Once only available at select galleries, Capital Art, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CAPA), has recently made select prints available on the daily deal site, MarketWire

LiquidPlanner Announces Box Integration to Enhance Online Project Collaboration
Today, LiquidPlanner ( -- the industry's only priority-based, predictive project management solution reflecting the real complexities of the workplace -- announced its integration with the wildly popular cloud-based content sharing platform Box (, allowing customers to share and collaborate on project documents more easily MarketWire

Planet Resource Recovery, Inc.'s AquaLuxus(TM) Well Clean Proves Highly Effective in Ground Water Well Field Studies
Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRRY) is pleased to report that the Company has received the preliminary findings of Field Studies on the effectiveness of AquaLuxus™ WC for groundwater wells. Planet's distributor, Timberline Assets, Ltd MarketWire

Virtual Gallery Unveils Visions of Earth, Sea and Sky Through the Eyes of Artist Ruth Mayer
Prolific Laguna Beach artist Ruth Mayer is launching, which features the "Ruth Mayer Reproductions on Canvas," an affordable way for customers all over the world to obtain her high-quality prints MarketWire

Fuhu, Inc. to Launch World's Fastest, Most Powerful Seven-Inch Tablet for Kids With nabi 2
Fuhu, Inc. (, the creators of nabi™ tablet, the first full-featured Android tablet and platform made just for kids, and award-winning Fooz Kids™ application, today announced the July 2012 launch of their nabi™ 2 Android 4.0 tablet, which will be the world's fastest and most powerful seven-inch tablet made for kids. MarketWire

Typesafe Appoints Mark Brewer as Chief Executive Officer
Typesafe today announced the appointment of Mark Brewer as Chief Executive Officer. Brewer has also been named to the company's Board of Directors, joining Typesafe's Chairman and Chief Architect, Martin Odersky, Bill Kaiser, and François Stieger. MarketWire

Digidev Group Adds "Something Weird" to Online TV Distribution
Digital Development Group Corp MarketWire

Robert Mains Joins Stifel Nicolaus' Equity Research Team as Managing Director
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated today announced that Robert M. Mains, CFA® has joined the firm as a managing director providing research of healthcare providers and real estate companies. Mr. Mains will be based in Saratoga Springs, New York. MarketWire

Stifel Nicolaus Makes Another Healthcare Investment; Frederick (Rick) Wise & Jonathan Block to Join Stifel Nicolaus' Healthcare Equity Research Team
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is pleased to announce today that Frederick (Rick) Wise and Jonathan Block will be joining the firm as managing directors and senior equity research analysts covering the healthcare sector. MarketWire

Foxit(R) Announces Support of Microsoft(R) Surface Tablets
Foxit® Corporation, an Amazon-invested leading software provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced that the company will optimize its PDF product lines for the upcoming release of Microsoft® Surface tablets MarketWire

Elance and Microsoft Create New Microsoft Developers Program
Elance, the global employment platform used by businesses to gain instant access to 1.5 million independent workers online, today announced the Microsoft Developers Program on Elance, a new initiative that matches certified Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Azure and Microsoft web developers with businesses on the Elance platform. MarketWire

Active Power Announces Transfer of Listing to The NASDAQ Capital Market
Active Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of continuous power and infrastructure solutions (the "Company"), announced today that its application to transfer the listing of its common stock from The NASDAQ Global Market to The NASDAQ Capital Market has been approved by NASDAQ. MarketWire

Fovia and CurveBeam Deliver HDVR(R) to the Orthopedic and Podiatric Markets via Small Footprint Cone Beam CT Scanner
Fovia Medical, Inc MarketWire

Chartwells-Thomson Hospitality Awards $39,000 in Scholarships for CPS Students to Study Culinary Arts
As part of its annual School-to-Work program, Chartwells-Thompson Hospitality, the major food service provider for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has awarded six scholarships for $6,500 each to CPS students for continuing education in hospitality or culinary arts. Chartwells-Thompson has provided over $500,000 in scholarships to graduating students since it began working with CPS in 2000. MarketWire

Sage Simply Accounting and MISys(R) Solution to Bring Enhanced Functionality and Increased Efficiency to Manufacturers' Systems
Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services to more than 6 million small and midsized businesses worldwide, today announced that it has named a solution from Manufacturing Information Systems (MISys, Inc.) as its first fully endorsed product for Sage Simply Accounting (becoming Sage 50 Accounting -- Canadian Edition in October 2012) MarketWire

SHIFT Communications Promotes Catherine Allen to Senior Vice President
SHIFT Communications, a nationwide social media public relations agency, today named Catherine H. Allen as its first ever senior vice president. MarketWire

Koss RUK Series Now Available
Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), the Milwaukee, WI based high-fidelity stereophone manufacturer and inventor of the world's first SP/3 stereophone in 1958, today announced the release of the RUK series, available exclusively now on MarketWire

BTI Systems Drives Hanoi Telecom's Nationwide Ethernet Business Services Launch in Vietnam
BTI Systems, the global leader redefining service delivery for metro network operators, today announced that Hanoi Telecom Corporation has selected BTI's Carrier Ethernet Business Services solution to fuel the cost-effective, rapid delivery of Ethernet Business services to its enterprise customers throughout Vietnam. The announcement was made at CommunicAsia at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore MarketWire

Buddy Fruits Debuts First Superfruit Pouch to Already Successful Product Line
Buddy Fruits, the leader in all-natural fruit snacks, today announces the debut of its Superfruit pouch. An innovator in convenient pouched snacks, Buddy Fruits Superfruit pouch is the first of its kind to hit shelves, joining the company's unique and unparalleled existing fruit snack line MarketWire

Best-in-Class Mobile-Enabled Sales Teams Achieved 109% of Quotas and Grew Revenue 16.7% According to Sage-Sponsored Aberdeen Research Brief
Sage North America today announced availability of an Aberdeen Group Research Brief analyzing the sales mobility effectiveness and achievements of 250 end-user organizations surveyed in 2012 MarketWire

Acronis vmProtect Rated Best in Speed, Efficiency, and Ease-of-Use, According to Taneja Group Report
Acronis, a leading provider of disaster recovery and data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today released a new Technology Validation report from analyst firm Taneja Group: "Virtual Backup: Twice as Easy, With Half the Overhead MarketWire

Versatile CEO Invited to Speak at Tampa's IT Executive Council
Versatile Communications Inc., an accomplished consulting company helping organizations solve business problems through technology integration, has been invited to speak at this month's IT Executive Council meeting being held at the Tampa Marriott Westshore on June 21st, 2012 MarketWire

Aruze Gaming America Announces Approval in Arkansas Gaming Market
Aruze Gaming America, Inc., a leading provider of gaming entertainment, announced today that it has been approved by the Arkansas Racing Commission. MarketWire

Enable IPC Issues Corporate Update in Advance of Its Annual Report and Stockholders Meeting
Enable IPC Corporation (PINKSHEETS: EIPC) today issued an update to stockholders and interested parties. MarketWire

Rapid Micro Biosystems to Host Hands-On Workshops Showcasing the Growth Direct(TM) Systems for Sterility and Environmental Monitoring
Rapid Micro Biosystems, the provider of rapid, automated, non-destructive detection and enumeration technologies in microbiology, today announced a schedule for interactive workshops at their US headquarters focused on the Growth Direct™ Systems for Environmental Monitoring and Sterility Testing MarketWire

Baja Mining Obtains Standstill Agreement From Lenders, Funds Cash Call
Baja Mining Corp. ("Baja") (TSX: BAJ)(OTCQX: BAJFF) today announced that the lenders to its 70% owned subsidiary, Minera y Metalurgica del Boleo S.A. de C.V. ("MMB") have agreed to a 45-day standstill in relation to the Boleo Project financing. MarketWire

R&D Employees' Top Challenge Is Lack of Access to Existing Knowledge and Expertise, Coveo Digital Poll Reveals
According to a digital poll conducted by Coveo, the unnecessary replication of pre-existing work is the biggest productivity challenge among engineering and product development teams MarketWire

PetroFrontier Corp. Announces Farm-in Agreement With Statoil Australia Oil & Gas AS and Bought Deal Financing

T-System Unveiling New Solution at HFMA's 2012 National Institute
T-System, Inc. today announced it will showcase its new RevCycle+™ solution line at the Healthcare Financial Management Association's 2012 National Institute - The Healthcare Finance Conference June 24-27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas MarketWire

Koppers Holdings Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call
Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) intends to release its second quarter 2012 financial results before the opening of the markets on Thursday, August 9, 2012, and discuss its results on a conference call later that day at 11:00 a.m. EDT. MarketWire

Pethealth Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Velcera, Inc.
Pethealth Inc. ("Pethealth" or the "Company") (TSX: PTZ), North America's leading provider of companion animal RFID technology operating in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom and the leading provider of animal management software and related database services to North American animal welfare organisations ("AWOs") is pleased to announce it has partnered with Velcera, Inc MarketWire

Gold Dynamics Announces Hoyle North Sampling Results as Outstanding
Gold Dynamics Corp. (GLDN) (OTCBB: GLDN)(OTCQB: GLDN) ( - MarketWire

Love This Life Wine Recognized at Deco 2012
Love This Life Wine, a California wine produced and distributed by ESC Wine Group LLC, received recognition at the prestigious SGCDpro Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The award was presented by the SGCDpro to Monvera at the annual DECO event. Monvera Glass Décor provided start to finish services for decoration and packaging of Love This Life Wine MarketWire

Save the Dates: Wall Street 1-2-1 Fall 2012 to Be Held at the Peabody Orlando on December 4-7, 2012
Wall Street 1-2-1, LLC ( today announced that it will host its highly anticipated Fall event in Orlando, Florida on December 4-7, 2012 at The Peabody Orlando, a Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond resort hotel located in the heart of the International Drive entertainment and shopping district in Orlando, Florida. MarketWire

REMINDER: WPC Discusses HITECH Compliance and Innovation at AHIP Institute
WHAT: Eric Mueller, services president, WPC, and Hector Rodriguez, industry chief technology strategist at Microsoft, will co-present an educational session titled "What's Missing from Your Security and Compliance Efforts?" at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2012 MarketWire

AllEnergy Contracts to Acquire West Texas Property Adjacent to Production of Over 6 Million Barrels
AllEnergy Corporation (OTCQB: AFSE) (OTCBB: AFSE) (, a growth-oriented international energy company, today reported it contracted the purchase of the Bell Lease located near Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. The purchase contains 40 acres with a producing oil well #1, rework well #2, and an additional drill site for well #3 MarketWire

Centrify DirectControl for Applications Achieves SAP Certification for Integration With SAP NetWeaver(R)
Centrify Corporation, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions that centrally control, secure and audit access to cross-platform systems, mobile devices and applications, today announced that its Centrify DirectControl for Applications version 4.4.3 has achieved SAP certification for integration with the SAP NetWeaver® 7.0 technology platform MarketWire

Simplee Launches First Error Detection System for Medical Bills
Simplee today unveiled the first completely automated error detection system for medical bills as part of its mission to help consumers reduce the cost and hassle of health care while maximizing their health plan benefits. MarketWire

ERF Wireless to Expand Its National Broadband Network Into Kansas, Nebraska and Montana in Support of Domestic Oil and Gas Exploration Activity of Its Industry-Leading Fortune 200 Customers
ERF Wireless (OTCBB: ERFB), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that it has recently initiated expansion of its existing terrestrial broadband networks through a combination of construction and contractual agreements into major oil and gas drilling areas in the states of Kansas, Nebraska and Montana. MarketWire

200k+ Financial Professionals Now Have Access to Social Business Results With Socialware
Socialware, the leading social business solution provider for financial services, today revealed that the number of financial advisors leveraging the Socialware platform to interact with clients and prospects via social networks has more than doubled since the beginning of 2012 MarketWire

POPSUGAR Must Have, Delivered to Your Door
POPSUGAR, a leading global lifestyle brand for women reaching a global audience of 28M women monthly, introduced today POPSUGAR Must Have, the first monthly membership service to feature a full range of lifestyle products, delivered in a one-of-kind unique bag, directly to your door MarketWire Premier Holding Corp. Working With Best Buy to Make the World a Greener Place, the U.S. leader in equity reports, offers quality reports to investors looking for the most undervalued companies in the market. Premier Equity Reports provides its subscribers with timely information and exclusive analysis on U.S. companies with substantial upside potential. Premier Equity Reports is the #1 free financial newsletter in the industry MarketWire

CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Christian Steiner as VP of Sales and Marketing and Hires Core Sales Force That Marks the Official Launch of CytoSorb(R) in Germany
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care-focused company using blood purification to modulate the immune system and prevent or treat organ failure caused by life-threatening illnesses, announced that it has officially appointed Dr MarketWire

ThinkGrid Selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking for Its Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications Services
IntelePeer, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, and ThinkGrid, the world's first cloud enablement platform vendor for the Channel, today announced that ThinkGrid is now offering IntelePeer's CoreCloud® SIP Trunking services as part of its cloud-based VoIP and unified communications service offerings. MarketWire

Tensilica Doubles DSP Shipments, Ranks Second in DSP IP Market According to The Linley Group
Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that it is now ranked second in shipments of chips containing DSP (digital signal processing) IP cores for 2011 by The Linley Group, the industry's leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for networking, mobile, and wireless MarketWire

NetProspex and AG Salesworks Announce Partnership to Drive High Quality Leads for B2B Organizations
NetProspex, leading B2B data services provider, today announced a partnership with AG Salesworks, an expert in developing highly qualified sales opportunities for B2B technology firms. The new joint solution, AG Pipeline Connect, delivers a critical need for B2B organizations: high quality, targeted leads that convert into profitable customers MarketWire

RedXDefense Launches XCAT Narcotics, Explosives, and Gunshot Residue Detection System
Today RedXDefense, a leader in the field of trace explosives detection since 2005, announced the release of the XCAT handheld detection system. This system fills the capability gap in the market by offering users a one step, one platform narcotics, explosives and gunshot residue detection system that weighs less than 1.5 lbs. and costs $1500. MarketWire

MSP Uses Kaseya to Recover Stolen Laptop Within 48 Hours, Prevents Customer Data From Being Exposed
Kaseya®, the leading global provider of automated IT systems management software, today announced that True North ITG used Kaseya to remotely wipe the hard drive of a stolen laptop and track down the perpetrator, preventing the customers' data from being exposed while recovering the equipment within 48 hours MarketWire

Acer Introduces Aspire Timeline Ultra M5 Ultrabooks in Canada
Editor's Summary: Thin and light, the Timeline Ultra M5 Series Ultrabooks measure just .81 inches thin. With 8 hours of battery life(1), a single charge provides a full day of computing. Acer Green Instant On resumes the computer from sleep in less than 2 seconds and from deep sleep in 6 seconds(2). Acer Always Connect gets you to the web in 2.5 seconds(3) MarketWire

Dotworkz U.S.-Made Products Now Available Through Ingram Micro
Since 1998, Dotworkz has revolutionized the outdoor camera market with innovative designs for climate security enclosures that can be outfitted with cameras, communication hardware, ultra-compact and powerful NVRs (Network Video Recorder), and other electronic components. With the increased growth and product popularity, Dotworkz is pleased to announce a new U.S MarketWire

Avaya Advances on List of Top 300 U.S. Patent Holders
Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association Top 300 US patent holders list ranks Avaya 114th, up 18.3% over the previous year. Avaya Labs continues to innovate with 246 patents awarded in 2011. Avaya Inc. today continues its steady three-year rise on the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) list, "Top 300 Organizations Granted U.S. Patents in 2011 MarketWire

World Energy Solutions Supports Sixteenth RGGI CO2 Allowances Auction
World Energy Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it successfully supported the 16th quarterly auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) on June 6, 2012. MarketWire

Lightower Fortifying Existing Ultra Low Latency Network With Route Into Major Financial Facility in Mahwah, New Jersey

Green Hills Software Announces Platform for Automotive Digital Instruments
Freescale Technology Forum -- Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced its Platform for Automotive Digital Instruments MarketWire

Green Hills Software Expands Reach of Functional Safety Portfolio Optimized to New Freescale PX Microcontrollers
Freescale Technology Forum -- Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Freescale Semiconductor to offer optimized products and services for developers of functional safety and general-purpose applications on the PX series of microcontrollers MarketWire

CytoSorbents Announces Departure of CFO David Lamadrid
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care-focused company using blood purification to modulate the immune system and prevent or treat organ failure caused by life-threatening illnesses, today announced the pending departure of David Lamadrid, Chief Financial Officer, effective July 11, 2012 following over 12 years of service to the Company due to personal reasons. MarketWire

Glyndwr University Selects ForeScout to Advance Network Security Programme
ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organisations, today announced that Glyndŵr University, an inspiring and enterprising University based in Wrexham, North Wales, has selected ForeScout's automated security control platform to automate wireless network and endpoint security MarketWire

Modesto Police Purchase AXON Flex On-Officer Cameras
TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced a significant order by the Modesto Police Department (CA) for 131 of TASER's new AXON™ Flex™ On-Officer Cameras -- a video recording system that seamlessly captures video evidence from the officer's perspective. MarketWire

HotelTonight Makes the Move Overseas, Touches Down in the United Kingdom
Core News Facts: HotelTonight, the last-minute hotel booking app, announced today the availability of its apps for iPhone, iPad and Android in the United Kingdom with initial hotel offerings in London. HotelTonight users can book rooms at top hotel brands such as Morgans Hotel Group, Thompson Hotels, Langham Hotels & Resorts, and more MarketWire

Voyager Oil & Gas to Present at Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference, June 24, 2012 - June 26, 2012 in San Francisco, California
Voyager Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VOG) will be a presenter at the Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference, June 24, 2012 - June 26, 2012 in San Francisco, California. J.R. Reger and Marty Beskow are scheduled to present at 11:30 am PDT on Monday, June 25, 2012. Institutional investors should contact their Global Hunter representative to schedule one-on-one meetings. MarketWire

One in Three Travelers Say a Free Hotel Room Makes for a Happy Vacation
In celebration of the first day of summer -- arguably one of the happiest days of the year -- the Howard Johnson® hotel brand is surprising randomly selected guests across the U.S. and Canada with a free hotel stay tonight at more than 50 of its hotels. MarketWire

Venoco, Inc. Announces Receipt of Highly Confident Letter by CEO
Venoco, Inc. (NYSE: VQ) announced that it has been informed by Timothy Marquez, Venoco's chairman and CEO, that Mr. Marquez has received a "highly confident" letter regarding a portion of the financing necessary to complete the proposed merger between Venoco and an affiliate of Mr. Marquez MarketWire

Fertitta Interactive Announces the Launch of Ultimate Gaming
Fertitta Interactive, LLC announced today that it has launched Ultimate Gaming, which will focus on real money online games, social gaming, and digital entertainment in the United States and around the globe. The first of a series of offerings from Ultimate Gaming will include Ultimate Poker, which will be launched this summer. MarketWire

Cobra Takes Radar/Laser/Camera Detection to a Whole New Level of Power, Performance and Ergonomic Convenience With Release of Cobra Vedetta SLR 650G
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), a leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced the general availability of Cobra Vedetta™ SLR 650G, a breakthrough advancement in radar, laser and camera detection that sets a new benchmark in performance, form factor, and ergonomics at the high end of the market. MarketWire

Implant Sciences Adds Former TSA Senior Executive Mo McGowan as Advisor

REMINDER: Pilat HR Solutions Executive to Present Webinar on Getting Maximum Returns From HR Technology Investments
WHO:Clinton Wingrove, executive vice president and principal consultant for Pilat HR Solutions, the premier provider of human capital management technology and professional services WHAT:Will present a complimentary webinar titled, "HR Technology is a Waste of Money." WHEN:Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. BST/10:00 a.m. EDT/9:00 a.m. CDT/8:00 a.m. MDT/7:00 a.m MarketWire

Indiana Has $9.9 Billion Worth of Industrial Projects Under Construction, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Indiana is attracting its share of industrial construction activity these days. There are 347 active industrial projects totaling $22.6 billion under development in the state. Projects range from those in the early planning stages to those in the construction stage. A high percentage of these projects are under construction. MarketWire

Independence Energy Corp. Updates Progress at Quinlan Lease Oil Property in Oklahoma
Independence Energy Corp. (OTCBB: IDNG) (the "Company" or "Independence Energy") is pleased to provide this update regarding recent progress made at the Quinlan Lease oil property in Oklahoma. MarketWire

USA Olympic Basketball Chair Jerry Colangelo Says Integrity Is the "i" in Winning Gold in London
World class basketball skills and the burning hunger to win -- with integrity as the foundation -- are the ingredients for winning the gold in London, espouses USA Basketball's chairman Jerry Colangelo. Colangelo has and will be driving the Integrity message to players representing the USA at the Olympics in London. MarketWire

NEXT Financial Group Encourages Communication Between Advisors, Customers
Prudent financial advice and long-term planning are increasingly vital, especially in today's market, keeping financial professionals in high demand. However, the financial services are very different from other industries. While a consumer may trust an HVAC repairman or a cab driver to do his or her job without discussion, the same is not necessarily true for financial services MarketWire

Houston Plastic Surgeon on 50 Years of Breast Implants
The first breast augmentation with breast implants was performed in 1962 for a woman that is still healthy and happy with her decision. 50 years later, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Straka says the breast implant has undergone a significant transformation MarketWire

G20 Leaders Embrace the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Peer Learning Model for Advancing Financial Inclusion
At the conclusion of the G20 Leaders' Summit held in Los Cabos, Mexico from 18-19 June 2012, an official communiqué was circulated highlighting the launch of a G20 Financial Inclusion Peer Learning Program focused on supporting the development of financial inclusion strategies across the globe. In the communiqué, AFI was identified as a key implementing partner for the program MarketWire

Avoid Vacation Weight Gain With Tips From Knoxville Bariatric Surgeon
If there's ever a time to let loose and forget about dietary restrictions and exercise regimens, it's while on vacation. However, a board-certified Knoxville bariatric surgeon says completely throwing caution to the wind can be detrimental to weight loss goals and result in feelings of remorse and guilt once the vacation is over MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Sensor Market Growth at 5.6% CAGR Through 2015 has announced the addition of the new report "Global Sensor Market 2011-2015," to their collection of Electronics market reports. For more information, visit: MarketWire

VitalSmarts Study Finds Able Arguers Are 10 Times Happier Than Silent Spouses
Kim was distressed after she and her fiancée received a "conflicted couple" flag following a premarital questionnaire MarketWire

Toronto Plastic Surgeon on Latest Breast Augmentation Trends
According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentation is the second most common form of surgical cosmetic enhancement, with more than 316,000 procedures performed in 2011. Liposuction was the most common procedure in 2011 with 325,332 procedures performed; however, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr MarketWire

New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Named 2012 Top Doc
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Luis Zapiach has been selected as a Top Doc in 2012 by New Jersey Monthly magazine for his continued pursuit of high quality patient care at his New Jersey plastic surgery practice. After conducting a survey of the state's practicing physicians, the ballots were tallied, and doctors in more than 40 specialties were selected. Dr MarketWire

Global Wealth Monitor Dashboard Reporter to Be Unveiled at Fund Forum - Monaco
Phoenix Marketing International (PMI), a leading global marketing services firm, announced today that they will be unveiling their new Dashboard Reporter at the Fund Forum in Monaco MarketWire

Market Research Forecasts Semiconductor IP Market Growth at 18% CAGR Through 2015 has announced the addition of the new report "Global Semiconductor IP Market 2011-2015," to their collection of Semiconductors market reports. For more information, visit: MarketWire

Wrapp Kicks Off New Social Gifting App in Germany
Wrapp, the original social gifting app that lets you give your Facebook friends free gifts and gift cards, is now available in Germany. MarketWire

New Roland Berger Study: Emerging Nations Need USD 851 Billion for Infrastructure Annually to Secure Further Growth - Private Investors Wanted

QUMAS Announces Appointment of Margaret Rice-Jones as Chairman
QUMAS today announced that Margaret Rice-Jones has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of QUMAS. MarketWire

The 4th GERG Academic Network Event
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Statoil: Marit Arnstad leaves the board in Statoil
Marit Arnstad has informed that she willresign from her position as deputychair and member of the board of directors in Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE:STO)with immediate effect. MarketWire

Barry Callebaut: Previous Q3 restated figures due to consumer divestiture
Barry Callebaut AG /Barry Callebaut: Previous Q3 restated figures due to consumer divestiture. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement MarketWire

GoldMine Announces Releases in German, Spanish, Italian and Russian
GoldMine, a relationship management pioneer for small businesses with over 1 million users who have selected GoldMine to manage over a 1 billion relationships, announced today that their award winning GoldMine product is now available in German, Spanish, Italian and Russian. MarketWire

Results of Annual General Meeting

A Blind Creek Resources Ltd. Exploration Team Finds 5 Metre Wide North South Shear Zone Traceable for 1000 Metres Hosting Non-Defined Amounts Copper Sulphides and Associated Copper Carbonates
Blind Creek Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: BCK) ("the Company" or "Blind Creek") reports that it is in the final stages of completing stage 1 of its 2012 field program in the Mayo Mining District, Yukon. The company projects are listed in table below. MarketWire

The New Ireland Fund, Inc. Announces Final Results of Tender Offer
The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IRL) announced today that, in accordance with its offer to purchase 15% of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock, which offer expired on June 13, 2012, the Fund has accepted 924,000 shares for payment on or about June 20, 2012 at $8 MarketWire

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Completion of Peru Debt Restructuring, Update on Group-Related Debt, May 2012 Revenue Report
Thunderbird Resorts Inc. /Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Completion of Peru Debt Restructuring, Update on Group-Related Debt, May 2012 Revenue Report . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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