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RBI cuts CRR by 0.75 percent points
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday announced 0.75 percentage points cut in its Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) in a bid to provide liquidity in the market, which is expected to release Rs 48,000 crores into the economy. ANI

Indian export grows by 21.4 percent between April 2011- Feb 2012
India's exports registered a growth of 21.4 percent between April 2011 and February 2012 said Rahul Khullar, the Commerce Secretary here on Friday. The growth amounted to US 267.4 billion dollars. ANI

Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' Indian rich list again
Indian business tycoon and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes' Indian richest billionaires' list again. ANI

Finding Growth in Asia amidst the Global Downturn
Growth in India may currently be slow, but foreign investors can prosper from the healthy medium-term prospects, says Dharmakirti Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL Ltd. The economy will soon recover, and those who act now will flourish in the long-term,he adds ACN Newswire

AAM announces the opening of Winter Test Center in Arjeplog, Sweden
 Detroit, Michigan, March 9, 2012 - American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM) which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today announced the opening of the AAM Winter Test Center in Arjeplog, Sweden ACN Newswire

Toyota Becomes Official Sponsor of AFC National Team Competition
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has entered into a partnership agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to become an official sponsor of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) National Team competition. The competition acts as the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM Asian Qualifiers, which are to begin on June 3, 2012 ACN Newswire

Last Commercial Vessel at MHI Kobe Shipyard Christened and Launched
The christening and launch of a pure car carrier, named the EMERALD ACE, took place today at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), for delivery to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd ACN Newswire

Key Factors to Avoid in Transfer Pricing Disputes
The immense pressure to collect taxes has placed a strong focus on transfer pricing and how international regimes allocate profits, says Colin Garwood, Head of Group Tax, Intercontinental Hotels. Those who have consistent transfer pricing policies that reflect the fundamental evaluation of their business, will thrive ACN Newswire

Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage on Angie's List (NASDAQ:ANGI) - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, March 8, 2012 - Investment firm Canaccord Genuity, initiates Coverage on Angie's List (NASDAQ:ANGI). Analyst Michael Graham gives the company a buy rating and a $20.00 target, a 35% premium to the $14.79 price when the report was issued yesterday.InvestmentPitch.com has produced a ""video news alert"" about Angie's List based on this report ACN Newswire

El Dorado County Court Rules in Favor of Tribe
At a hearing on Feb. 23, 2012, attorneys for Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. made a number of last minute arguments in an attempt to reverse the tentative ruling the Court had issued in favor of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe) MarketWire

TVG to Televise 2012 Cheltenham Festival, Jump Racing's Most Prestigious Event
TVG, America's Horseracing Network, will televise the four-day 2012 Cheltenham Festival, jump racing's most prestigious event, live from scenic Cheltenham Racecourse in England's idyllic Cotswold region, beginning next Tuesday. The Festival includes 28 events that feature the sport's leading horses, jockeys and trainers. MarketWire

Independence Energy Corp. Announces Changes to Management Team -- Experienced CEO to Lead New Development
Independence Energy Corp. (OTCBB: IDNG) (the "Company" or "Independence Energy") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Greg C. Rotelli as the new CEO and President of the Company. Mr. Rotelli has been a member of the Company's board of directors since November 2011 and brings significant public company management and resource exploration experience to the Company. MarketWire

CloudFlare Takes SXSW by Storm, Appearing on Four Interactive Panels
(SXSW) - CloudFlare, the web performance and security company that sees more traffic than Twitter, Wikipedia, Amazon, Zynga, and AOL combined, makes its 2012 debut at SXSW on four Interactive panels. MarketWire

Edwards Lifesciences to Present at the 24th Annual ROTH Conference
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, is scheduled to present at the 24th Annual ROTH Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, California on Monday, March 12, 2012. MarketWire

Chai-Na-Ta Corp. Reports 2011 Year-End and Fourth Quarter Results
All figures are in CDN$ MarketWire

SocialRadius Expands Startup Debut Media Showcase @ South by Southwest With 10 Startups Participating, Demonstration by Twitter Fail Whale Designer Yiying Lu
Startup Debut (www.startupdebut.com), the events division of social media marketing firm SocialRadius, has expanded to five annual media events, including its ongoing events at CES, NAB, CTIA and E3. Startup Debut at SXSW Interactive will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 6-10 pm, at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 320 E. 2nd St MarketWire

Tao Minerals Ltd. Appoints Ian C. Soles to Board of Directors
Tao Minerals Ltd. (TAO) (OTCQB: TAON) - James Sikora, President and CEO, is very pleased to announce that Ian C. Soles has been appointed to the board of directors for Tao Minerals Ltd. Beginning in the late seventies Ian has had a varied and extensive background in both the private and public sectors in senior managerial and consulting roles MarketWire

North Springs Resources Plans Site Visit and Additional Video Documenting Progress at Goldstar in Arizona
North Springs Resources Corp. (OTCBB: NSRS)(PINKSHEETS: NSRS) (the "Company" or "North Springs") is pleased to report that arrangements have been made for management and other project consultants to visit the Company's 20% owned Goldstar/One Arm Joe Gold Project in Arizona (the "Goldstar Property" or "Goldstar") MarketWire

Extra Space Storage(R) Holds Grand Re-Opening Celebration at New Self-Storage Facility in Cary
The new Extra Space Storage self-storage facility in Cary, North Carolina (www.extraspace.com) is celebrating its grand re-opening March 15, 2012 thru March 31, 2012, with a major customer giveaway. The public is invited to tour the newly expanded facility at 3701 NC Highway 55 in Cary, NC and the first 100 renters will receive their choice of either a $20 gas card or a $20 Starbucks card. MarketWire

Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited ("TEN" or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) will report earnings for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011 prior to the open of the market on Friday, March 16, 2012. MarketWire

Extra Space Storage Inc. to Present at Citi 2012 Global Property CEO Conference
Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) announced today that the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Spencer F. Kirk, is scheduled to participate in a roundtable presentation at the Citi 2012 Global Property CEO Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida. MarketWire

Professional Eaters Scarf Down Slices, Tip the Scales Pre-Diet
Today DietBet.com, an online social dieting game that gives players the opportunity to compete to lose weight, announced the winner of its "last supper" competitive eating contest of gigantic pizza slices at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium, located at 234 West 42nd Street. MarketWire

Singular Research Selects Lakeland Industries as Featured Investment in Compelling Values Event
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today announced that it has been selected as a featured investment in the Singular Research Compelling Values Conference Call and Webcast MarketWire

Pericom Semiconductor to Present at the 24th Annual ROTH Conference
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) today announced that Alex Hui, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the ROTH Capital Partners 24th Annual Conference to be held March 11-14, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, CA. Mr. Hui's presentation is scheduled on Tuesday, March 13 from 8:00 to 8:30 AM in Salon 3 - Green Track, followed by one-on-one meetings MarketWire

Conservative Satirist Stephen Goldberg Finds Humor, Fear Factor in School Lunch Rules
A new collection of 23 satirical short stories, "Obama's Shorts" (www.ObamasShorts.com), by Stephen Goldberg takes a humorous look at the new rules and regulations governing Americans' lives. MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties Issues 2011 Annual Report and Announces Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) today issued its 2011 annual report. The report has been filed on EDGAR and SEDAR and the online version of the report is available on the company's website, www.brookfieldofficeproperties.com. MarketWire

Expert Offers Tips for Recognizing Teens at Risk
Adolescence is difficult in the best of times. It's doubly stressful for kids today, says Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, (www.drgregoryjantz.com), a psychologist and author of "When Your Teenager Becomes ... The Stranger in Your House." MarketWire

Hotel Capitalization Rates Flatten at Strong Levels, According to USRC Hotel Investor Survey
With continuing signs of ongoing economic recovery, the overall news in the Winter 2012 USRC Hotel Investment Survey remains positive. Overall investment parameters remain strong and expectations for revenue growth continue to exceed expense growth MarketWire

Three TCW and MetWest Funds Win Lipper Awards
Two TCW mutual funds and one MetWest mutual fund were named Thursday as winners of Lipper Fund Awards for 2012 based on consistent risk-adjusted performance. MarketWire

Former NBC Legal Exec Cory Dunham Warns of New Threat to Free Speech
The man who served as NBC-TV's legal counsel for 25 years, Corydon B. Dunham, warns in his new book, "Government Control of News: A Constitutional Challenge," (http://freespeech.authorsxpress.com), that TV censorship rules revoked in 1987 are back on the table. MarketWire

Ireland's Interactive Technology Founders to Shine at SXSW 2012
Starting today, representatives from 30 Irish companies will converge in Austin to participate in South by Southwest (SXSW), the world's premier film, music and interactive conference. Here, where technology intersects with the arts, legions of thinkers, inventors and musicians spark discussions, catalyze ideas and forge connections MarketWire

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results and Recent Developments
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended January 31, 2012 of fiscal year (FY) 2012 and provided an update on its advancing clinical pipeline and other corporate developments. MarketWire

Tsakos Energy Navigation to Present at the 6th Annual Capital Link Invest in International Shipping Forum
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited ("TEN" or the "Company") (NYSE: TNP) today announced that George V. Saroglou, the Chief Operating Officer of the company, will be presenting at the 6th Annual Capital Link Invest in International Shipping Forum in New York City on Monday, March 19, 2012. MarketWire

Dave Eggers to Receive INFORUM's 21st Century Visionary Award
Dave Eggers, best-selling author, publisher, and humanitarian, will receive INFORUM's 21st Century Visionary Award on March 22nd at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California. MarketWire

The Spring Home & Garden Show Is Coming to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi
Building Industry Association of Southeastern Michigan (BIA) is sponsoring the Spring Home & Garden Show, March 30-April 1, 2012, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. MarketWire

Productive & Patriotic 2012 Legislative Session for U.S. Congressional Candidate Utah Rep. Stephen Sandstrom
U.S. Congressional candidate Utah Rep. Stephen Sandstrom ended the Utah legislative session yesterday on a high note with four key legislative wins, making his 2012 public service commitment to Utah constituents both productive and patriotic. MarketWire

CoreMedia Systems to Mark 20th Anniversary With Private Concert by O.A.R. to Benefit Good Tidings Foundation
Direct response systems leader CoreMedia Systems, Inc. will celebrate its 20th anniversary with an invitation-only May 24 performance by Platinum recording artist O.A.R. at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom, a charity event that will benefit the Good Tidings Foundation. MarketWire

GeoMet Announces Year-End Estimate of Proved Reserves, Operational Update and Guidance for Limited 2012 Capital Expenditures
GeoMet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMET) (the "Company") today announced its year-end 2011 estimated proved reserves and provided an operational update and preliminary guidance on budgeted capital expenditures in 2012. MarketWire

Summer Infant, Inc. to Present at Roth Capital Partners 24th Annual OC Growth Conference
Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SUMR) today announced that Mr. Jason Macari, Chief Executive Officer of Summer Infant, will be participating in the Roth Capital Partners 24th Annual OC Growth Conference on March 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm PT. A copy of the presentation will be made available through the Company's website at www.summerinfant.com. MarketWire

Eurolot Signs for Up to 20 Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Eurolot S.A. of Warsaw, Poland has signed a firm order to acquire eight Q400 NextGen airliners. The transaction includes options for an additional 12 Q400 NextGen aircraft. MarketWire

Howard Alan Events Presents the 48th Annual Key Biscayne Art Festival
The Key Biscayne Art Festival, an annual tradition in this popular seaside community, is produced in partnership with festival promoter Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne. On March 17th and 18th, the artists will line The Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard with their finest work and newest creations. Admission is free and open to the public MarketWire

Mammoth Energy Group Registers All Current Claims With Chilean Mining Ministry and Public Records
Mammoth Energy Group Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MMTE) a lithium and alternative energy mining company announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Compania Lithium Investments Limitada of Chile has registered all of its claims in Chile. MarketWire

California Women Lawyers Asks: What's the Best Piece of Career Advice You've Received?
California Women Lawyers (CWL) is seeking nuggets of wisdom from women attorneys MarketWire

4Life Partners With First Lady of Colombia
Yesterday, 4Life executives traveled with the First Lady of Colombia to Puerto Libertador, a remote city in the northern part of the country, to donate 8,500 bags of 4Life Fortify® to children in need. MarketWire

Wellness International Network Focuses on Giving Back in 2012
Wellness International Network owners, Ralph Oats and his wife Cathy, have always believed in giving back to those in need. As a true rags-to-riches story, Ralph Oats and Cathy went from losing their home and living with family to building a million-dollar business and teaching others to do the same MarketWire

Southwest Investment Association (SWIA) Welcomes Presenting Companies for the Saturday, March 10th Capital Conference at Cantina Laredo in Frisco, TX
The SWIA will be holding their first conference of 2012 this Saturday at Cantina Laredo in Frisco, Texas. To register as an attendee please visit www.swiaconferences.com. The address for Cantina Laredo is 1125 Legacy Drive, Frisco, TX 75034 (214 618-9860) MarketWire

Devon Group CEO to Be Panelist During Webinar Discussion on Successful PR Strategies in the Age of Social Media
WHO: Jeanne Achille, CEO of The Devon Group, a public relations and marketing services firm WHAT: Will participate in a panel discussion titled "Social PR: Rising Above the Noise," as part of HRmarketer and HR.com's joint virtual event series, "Sales and Social Marketing 101 and Beyond." WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT MarketWire

United Communications Partners Inc. Announces Filing of Form 15 to End Reporting Obligations Under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934
United Communications Partners, Inc. ("UCP") (OTCQB: UCPA) (http://www.ucpworld MarketWire

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. Results Following Restructuring
Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CDOC) announced today its full year unaudited financial results following comprehensive restructuring of the Group over the previous two years. MarketWire

FrostByte Media Inc. Sets Release Date for Pop/Urban/Dance Artist Ricky J's New Album, Paint the Town
FrostByte Media Inc., a record label passionate about its artists and committed to delivering diverse and quality music on a global stage, proudly introduces the new album release of pop/urban/dance artist Ricky J. MarketWire

BayHill Capital Corporation Announces Change of Board Members and Addition to Management
BayHill Capital Corporation (OTCBB: BYHL) announced today the election of two new directors and the appointment of a CEO. The new directors are Peter Brincker Moller and Rene Dyhring Mikkelsen. Mr. Moller was also appointed CEO. Both Mr. Moller and Mr. Mikkelsen are affiliates of Global Green Capacity Ltd., the largest shareholder of Canola Property Ghana Limited (CPGL) MarketWire

Howard Berman and Ron Cey Kick Off Little League Season in the San Fernando Valley
What:Start of the 2012 Little League season in the San Fernando Valley Who:Congressman Howard Berman, former Dodger superstar Ron Cey When:Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. Where:Sherman Oaks-Van Nuys War Memorial Park, 14230 Magnolia Blvd MarketWire

Breakthrough Computer Technology Saves Lives
The deployment of a new kidney matching algorithm is significantly boosting paired exchange match rates and allowing more patients to receive life-saving kidney transplants. The announcement came from Garet Hil, CEO of the National Kidney Registry. MarketWire

Life's a Picnic at Magnolia Lane by William Lyon Homes
Homebuyers who love scenic walks and family outings will think the latest phase at Magnolia Lane was meant for them. A new phase and great locations near the greenbelt and park will make life a breeze at this William Lyon Homes neighborhood, where prices are from the mid $200,000s MarketWire

Spring Forward With a New Home at The Ranch by William Lyon Homes
Brand new homes that range from approximately 1,719 to 2,385 square feet and plenty of time to personalize make now a great time to explore The Ranch by William Lyon Homes. A new phase was recently released at this single-family neighborhood to keep up with ongoing demand for a new quality built home and smart consumers who act soon will have the flexibility to purchase their dream home MarketWire

Resurrection Medical Group Welcomes Two New Orthopedic Physicians
Joseph C. Sheehan, M.D., and Randon Johnson, M.D., both orthopedic physicians, are the newest doctors to join Resurrection Medical Group. They are on the Medical Staff of Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago. MarketWire

Oil-Dri Announces Second Quarter Results
Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE: ODC) today announced net sales of $60,203,000 for the second quarter ended January 31, 2012, a 5% increase compared with net sales of $57,201,000 in the same quarter one year ago. Net income for the second quarter was $3,239,000, or $0.45 per diluted share, an 80% increase compared with net income of $1,777,000 or $0 MarketWire

Sprouts Farmers Market Announces Definitive Agreement to Merge With Sunflower Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market ("Sprouts") and Sunflower Farmers Market ("Sunflower"), two independent natural food store chains, announced today the execution of a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will operate 139 stores under the Sprouts Farmers Market name and will have approximately 10,000 employees. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012. MarketWire

Longhai Steel Inc. Announces Estimated Fourth Quarter Sales Revenue of $197.3 Million
Longhai Steel Inc. ("Longhai,") (OTCBB: LGHS), a producer of high quality steel wire products in the People's Republic of China, today announced preliminary results for the Fourth Quarter of 2011, subject to any final audit adjustments. MarketWire

Energy Company Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E) Goes Green to Save Money
Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E) has completed an energy renovation project throughout their entire building at its headquarters located in Temecula, California. At the First Extraordinary Session SB 2X (2011), Investor Owned Utilities were directed to reach 33 percent renewable energy generation by 2020 MarketWire

El Paso Corporation Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve Merger With Kinder Morgan
El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) today announced that its shareholders approved the merger with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) during a special meeting of stockholders. Based on preliminary results, approximately 79 percent of El Paso's outstanding shares of common stock as of the record date were voted at the special meeting MarketWire

Diana Krall Announces "SUMMER NIGHTS" Tour
Diana Krall, the multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-winning musician with an unprecedented nine #1 Billboard Jazz chart debuts, will begin her biggest year of touring since 2009 on March 22. After multiple appearances during GRAMMY® week in Los Angeles, Krall is announcing nearly 20 additional dates on her 40-city, 2012 "SUMMER NIGHTS" tour, taking place across the U.S. this spring and summer. MarketWire

Hello, Double Chin! Video Chat Sparks Plastic Surgery Interest
The number of people who use video calling through smart phones and tablets like the iPhone® and iPad® is rapidly on the rise and forecast to hit 380 million by 2015*. And as video chat becomes increasingly more prevalent, it is purportedly causing an unexpected side effect -- double chin chagrin MarketWire

Greenlite Enters Into Consulting Agreement With Mirador to Increase Its Profile as Its Carbon Offset Marketing Website Comes Online
Greenlite Ventures Inc. (OTCBB: GLTV) ("Greenlite") announced today that on March 6, 2012, it entered into a consulting agreement (the "Mirador Agreement"), with Mirador Consulting LLC, ("Mirador"). Under the terms of the Mirador Agreement, Mirador has agreed to provide consulting services to Greenlite. The Mirador Agreement is effective March 6, 2012 and is for a term of 6 months. MarketWire

Trilegiant (TLG*) (TLG GREAT FUN) Membership Club Scam and Fraudulent Marketing Lawsuit Announced by National Consumer Protection Law Firm Gilman Law LLP
The leading national consumer protection law firm of Gilman Law LLP announces a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court (Case No.: 12-00332) against Trilegiant and others for allegedly deceiving and scamming consumers with discount membership clubs MarketWire

Spring Broadway Season Heats Up in March
Broadway's spring season is kicking into high gear, as nine shows begin previews or open between now and March 31. MarketWire

Profitable Year Reported by First Aviation
First Aviation Services Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FAVS) today reported net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 of $791,000 or $.62 per share versus the prior year's loss of $1.2 million. Income from operations increased 55% over 2010. Gross margin improved to 21.6% from 19.5% in 2010 on lower sales volume. MarketWire

RKF Promotes Gelber, Petersen, Segall, and Covey
RKF, the leading independent real estate firm in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, has announced four promotions for brokers in its New York office. MarketWire

Free Community Phones Changing Lives in Remotest Australia
Communication via phone and internet has always been a challenge for the many rural and isolated communities common in Australia. Activ8me has been a frontrunner in providing the communications technology to remote locations, via wireless broadband, satellite internet, and satellite phones MarketWire

IceWEB Singled Out as 'The Turnaround Stock of the Year'
IceWEB, Inc.™ (OTCBB: IWEB), www.IceWEB MarketWire

Worthington Energy Completes Black Cat Acquisition
Worthington Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: WGAS) ("Worthington"), an energy turnaround company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and drilling of oil and natural gas properties, is pleased to announce that, effective Wednesday, March 7, the Company completed the Black Cat Exploration & Production, LLC ("Black Cat") acquisition, previously announced on November 17, 2011. MarketWire

MOSCOT 2012 Sun Collection Launches With Evocative Campaign
To herald the introduction of its 2012 MOSCOT Sun Collection, MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear, launches its companion 2012 MOSCOT Sun Campaign, which juxtaposes the sophomore Collection's bold, modern frame designs with age old collegiate sports and vintage uniforms, and trademark dry humor, to produce an eclectic, quirky, and evocative visual mashup MarketWire

MOSCOT Launches Five Metal Frames for 2012 Spring/Summer MOSCOT Originals Collection
MIDO, Hall 24 Booth R10 S10 -- In a marked departure from its trademark acetate frames, MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections -- today announced the launch of five striking new metal MOSCOT Originals styles -- a first for the Company. MarketWire

MOSCOT Uses Metal to Launch Metal
MOSCOT, a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear -- The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections -- will launch an equally iconic and striking advertising campaign featuring the most recognizable names in Heavy Metal MarketWire

Versus Technology Announces First Quarter Results
Versus Technology, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VSTI) ("Versus" or the "Company") announced record first quarter revenues of $2,138,000 for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2012, an 85.5% increase over revenues of $1,153,000 for the same period in 2011. Versus' quarterly revenues can vary significantly depending upon the timing of delivery of major customer projects MarketWire

Las Vegas Startup Tracky Raises $1 Million for Open Social Collaboration Platform
Tracky, a new, open, social collaboration platform, today announced it has raised $1 million in angel funding. Tracky has been in development for a little more than a year and is uniquely positioned to provide social collaboration, people and project discovery, secure online chat, group task management, and quick access to cloud-based documents. MarketWire

Pansoft Announces Fiscal Second-Quarter 2012 Financial Results
Pansoft Company Limited (NASDAQ: PSOF) ("Pansoft" or the "Company"), a leading ERP software service provider for the oil and gas industry in China, today announced unaudited financial results for the fiscal second quarter of 2012 ended December 31, 2011. MarketWire

MMRGlobal Salutes the Military and Presents Prepaid Personal Health Record Cards at the Home + Housewares Show Next Week
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced that it will attend two major trade shows over the next week MarketWire

Is Health Discovery Corporation Finally on the Verge of a Turnaround?
Health Discovery Corp (OTCBB: HDVY) is a molecular diagnostics company that captured the imagination of speculators in 2009. The firm saw its share prices more than quadruple in value that year, but the appetite investors had for the stock never truly translated and the fundamentals seemed to lag behind MarketWire

Platinum Studios Acquires "Undercover Clown" for Comics and Films
Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTCBB: PDOS) announced that the company has acquired "Undercover Clown" and is launching an exploitation strategy to develop the property into a feature film or a television series with major producers and studios. MarketWire

Garda Teams Up as Title Sponsor with Rising LPGA Star and Quebec Native Maude-Aimee LeBlanc in Drive to the Top
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

"The X Factor" Auditions Start Today at Newest MyStudio Locations in Los Angeles and New England
Studio One Media, Inc. (OTCBB: SOMD) today announced that auditions for "The X Factor" begin today at its newly installed MyStudio® HD Recording Studio located at the Westfield Culver City Mall in Los Angeles, California and at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut MarketWire

EPIC Has Total Focus on the Healthcare Industry, Transfers Its Historical Businesses and Postpones Stock Dividend Indefinitely
EPIC Corporation (PINKSHEETS: EPOR) (the "Company") announced that its total focus is on the healthcare industry and its business will be built on products made from its specialty fabric. MarketWire

The Piacente Group Participates in the China Seminar Series Panel at the ROTH Capital Partners 24th Annual OC Growth Stock Conference
The Piacente Group, Inc. ("TPG"), a full service investor relations consulting firm with offices in New York, California and Beijing, today announced its sponsorship of the ROTH Capital Partners 24th Annual OC Growth Stock Conference being held March 11-14, 2012 at The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, Calif. MarketWire

Party Rocking at SXSW: Glomper Events Mobile App Launches to Help Find the Hottest Party, Event or Meet-Up Nearby
SXSW 2012 -- Glomper Events, (www.glomper.com), the free mobile app that gives anyone the ability to create, find and follow the best events, meet-ups, and parties in their area, launches today at SXSW. It's the first app to centralize all the need-to-know details about any event, with photos, conversations, comments, and interactions available all in one place through its "lifestream" feature MarketWire

XA.net Names Conal O' Doherty as Vice President of Business Development and Adds Matt Barash to Their Advisory Board
XA.net, the leading provider of real-time audience data and campaign management software to help marketers optimize their online advertising campaigns, today announced the appointment of Conal O' Doherty as Vice President of Business Development and Matt Barash to the company's Advisory Board. MarketWire

Rex Direct Net Selects Cake Marketing to Provide Tracking and Analytics for Online Marketing Initiatives
Cake Marketing, the SaaS division of Accelerize New Media, Inc. (OTCBB: ACLZ), announced its partnership with Rex Direct Net, a leading performance based marketing agency focused on lead generation, call center, affiliate, pay-per-call and mobile marketing MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. to Present at the 6th Annual Capital Link Invest in International Shipping Forum
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG), or the Company, a global contractor of off-shore deepwater drilling services today announced that George Economou, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company will be presenting at the 6th Annual Capital Link Invest in International Shipping Forum in New York City on Monday, March 19, 2012. MarketWire

DryShips Inc. to Present at the 6th Annual Capital Link Invest in International Shipping Forum
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), or the Company, a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc MarketWire

Teuton Resources Corp. : Davis LLP Chosen as Counsel in Litigation
Teuton Resources Corp. ("Teuton") ("TUO"-TSX-V)("TFE"-Frankfurt) ("TEUTF"-OTC BB) has chosen Davis LLP to represent theCompanyin its ongoing litigation with American Creek Resources concerning theTreatyCreek property, located north of Stewart in the Eskay Creek-Sulphurets-Premierregion of northwestern British Columbia. Ross Clark, Q.C MarketWire

UFC Fighter Travis "Hapa" Browne Signs Up as Member With Alliance Auto Group
SourcingLink.net Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SNET) announces that its subsidiary, Alliance Auto Group (AAG), has signed UFC heavyweight fighter Travis "Hapa" Browne as a member with Alliance Auto Group Luxury Share. Travis said, of joining AAG, "It is exactly what I am looking for. I love having the possibility of having vehicles available whether I'm in San Diego, Las Vegas, or Los Angeles MarketWire

(NYSE Amex: DXR) Daxor Announces Filing of Two Additional Patents for Updated Automated Blood Analyzer
Daxor Corporation (NYSE Amex: DXR), a medical instrumentation and biotechnology company, today announced the filing of two additional patents for an automated instrument to measure human blood volume. These filings describe innovations to be incorporated into the company's BVA-100 Blood Volume Analyzer MarketWire

Korea Equity Fund, Inc. Announces Final Results of Its Cash Tender Offer
Korea Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KEF) (the "Fund"), a closed-end equity fund, announced today the final results of its cash tender offer to purchase up to 1,082,292 shares of the outstanding common stock of the Fund. The offer and withdrawal rights expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, March 5, 2012. MarketWire

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. to Host 2011 Operating Results Conference Call on Friday, March 16, 2012
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO), which develops and operates seawater desalination plants and water distribution systems in areas of the world where naturally occurring supplies of potable water are scarce or nonexistent, today announced that it has scheduled an investor conference call for 11:00 a.m MarketWire

Highwoods Properties to Present at CITI 2012 Global Property CEO Conference
Highwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW) today announced that Ed Fritsch, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Terry Stevens, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in a company roundtable discussion at the CITI 2012 Global Property CEO Conference. Highwoods' presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:10 a.m. Eastern time MarketWire

iovation Named a Strong Performer in Risk-Based Authentication Report
iovation, the Device Reputation Authority™ protecting online businesses from fraud and abuse, announced that Forrester Research, Inc., one of the world's most respected independent research firms, has named iovation a "strong performer" in its report evaluating risk-based authentication providers; "The Forrester Wave™: Risk-Based Authentication, Q1 2012." MarketWire

Anadarko Announces Resolution of Algeria Tax Dispute
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced it has reached an agreement with Sonatrach to resolve the dispute regarding Sonatrach's implementation of Algeria's 2006 exceptional profits tax (TPE). The parties' agreement will become effective upon approval by Algerian government authorities, estimated to occur within the next four months MarketWire

Arbour Group Highlights Compliance Analytics Offering at Predictive Analytics Conference
Arbour Group, a leading provider of analytical products and services for life sciences companies, exhibited at the Predictive Analytics Summit held on February 22-24 in San Diego, CA. The summit featured leaders and industry experts in the area of predictive analytics who spoke to the need for gaining insight from company data so as to achieve a competitive advantage. MarketWire

Peregrine Reports Data From Phase II Front-Line Lung Cancer Trial
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM) today announced top-line overall response rate (ORR) and current median progression free survival (PFS) estimates from its phase II trial comparing bavituximab plus carboplatin and paclitaxel versus carboplatin and paclitaxel alone in patients with front-line Stage IIIb and Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MarketWire

Stamps.com to Present at the 24th Annual ROTH Conference
Stamps.com® (NASDAQ: STMP), the leading provider of USPS® postage online and shipping software to over 400,000 customers, today announced that its Co-President and Chief Financial Officer, Kyle Huebner, will present at the 24th Annual ROTH Conference in Dana Point, CA at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. MarketWire

Virtual Job Fairs Gain Momentum
According to ON24, the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, one of the fastest growing applications for virtual event technologies is the virtual career fair. The total number of virtual job fairs produced on the ON24 platform doubled in 2011 over 2010 totals. In addition, the virtual job fairs attracted the largest audiences. MarketWire

Own the Smallest Town in America; Buford, Wyoming for Auction by Williams & Williams
Williams & Williams, the premier brand in real estate auctions, will auction the town of Buford, Wyoming, offering potential buyers a rare opportunity to own an entire town. The auction will take place on Thursday, April 5 at noon MDT. Buford is known as the "The Nation's Smallest Town" with a population of one MarketWire

Bimba Shows Off New 3D CAD Product Configurator Powered by PARTsolutions on iPad at the National Fluid Power Association Conference
Bimba Manufacturing, a forward-thinking innovator of actuation technology, presented their new online 3D CAD product configurator and catalog powered by PARTsolutions at the National Fluid Power Association Annual Conference March 8, 2012 in Kohala Coast, HI MarketWire

Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne Selects NeuLion as Official Athletics Ticketing Partner
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the primary provider of ticketing and donor management applications for college athletics, today announced a new multi-year partnership with Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to provide a campus-wide ticketing platform MarketWire

SURFnet Demonstration of 100G DWDM Solution Between Amsterdam and Geneva Showcases Ability of Existing Fiber Infrastructure to Support High Speed Networking
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that SURFnet has completed a technology test of Cisco's 100G DWDM solution between the National Supercomputing Center, SARA, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, using the Cisco® ONS 15454 M6 Multiservice Transport Platform MarketWire

New Industry Partnership to Strengthen Regenerative Medicine Industry in Canada
The newest player in the regenerative medicine (RM) field in Canada is taking a collaborative approach to commercializing stem cell and biomaterials products. The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) has created an industry consortium that is working together to address real-life bottlenecks in their RM product pipelines. MarketWire

CKGSB to Serve as Secretariat to Newly-Formed United Kingdom Parliamentary Group for East Asian Business
A newly-formed All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for East Asian Business was launched last Wednesday in London's Houses of Parliament by international leaders from government, industry and academia. The purpose of the group is to facilitate the development of relations between businesses in East Asia and the United Kingdom MarketWire

Kona Grill Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors
Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, has appointed Steven Schussler and Leonard "Lenny" Newman as independent directors of Kona Grill. In addition to serving as an independent director, Mr. Newman will assume the role of audit committee chair. MarketWire

Gloria Gibbons, President EMEA, AP & Latina of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, to Chair EACA Health Communications Council
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (www.ogilvychww.com), representing the largest assembly of creative talent in the world of healthcare communications, today announced that the company's President of EMEA, AP, Latina, Gloria Gibbons, has been elected Chairman of the Health Communications Council (HCC) of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA). MarketWire

Germ-Free Mics: Liquipel, Blue Microphones Road Test Antibacterial Sound Equipment at SXSW
Liquipel, the breakthrough company of CES 2012 and an Edison Awards 2012 top finalist for its patent-pending process that waterproofs smartphones and other electronic devices, is excited to have the full recommendation of Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design, as a solution for artists to create waterproof and bacteria-free microphones MarketWire

Canadian Natural Resources Sees Happy Ending to 2011 as Crude Oil Hits Record Production, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)-- Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) (CNR) Calgary, Alberta) finished fiscal year 2011 on a strong note, as the company drilled a record number of crude oil wells and saw a record quarterly production of more than 657,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day MarketWire

New England Clear Leader as 1Q12 Pharma-Biotech Construction Starts Top $2.8 Billion, an Industrial Info News Alert
Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- It is lonely at the top, when considering North America in terms of Pharmaceutical-Biotech capital and maintenance (MRO) investment. Out of $2 MarketWire

Benefits of Ongoing Carpet Cleaning
Carpeting represents a substantial investment for any commercial property, but it seldom meets its full potential. Matting, discolouration and fading due to neglect or improper care often leads to premature and costly replacement. ServiceMaster Clean's ongoing carpet cleaning service can extend the life of your carpet, maintaining its appearance and your office's air of professionalism. MarketWire

Mobile Star Corp. (MBSTD.QB) Announces Real Estate Division Loan Underwriting Criteria and Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Week Three Shareholder Call
MOBILE STAR CORP. (OTCQB: MBSTD) (PINKSHEETS: MBSTD) is pleased to announce its real estate division loan underwriting criteria. MarketWire

U.S. Concrete Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) today reported net income from continuing operations of $0.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $5.9 million, or $(0.50) per diluted share in the fourth quarter of 2010 MarketWire

MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 3/9
Romney, credit repair, solar power, e-books, mortgages, philanthropy, this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon. MoneyTV is the internationally syndicated television program all about money and what makes it happen, (http://www.moneytv.net), featuring informative interviews with company CEOs, providing insights into their operations and outlooks for their futures. MarketWire

Bonduelle Announces the Acquisition of Allens Frozen Vegetables Sites in the United States
The Bonduelle Group has announced the acquisition by its North American subsidiary, Bonduelle North America, of three processing plants and a packaging centre for frozen vegetables belonging to the American firm Allens. MarketWire

Linde achieves its best ever results and confirms its medium-term targets
* 2011 financial year: Group sales up 7.1 percent to EUR 13.787 bn Gases Division sales up 8.1 percent Group operating profit* grows at a faster rate than sales, by 9.7percent to EUR 3.210 bn 13.6 percent rise in proposed dividend to EUR 2 MarketWire

Employee Benefits and Healthcare Will Be Topic on WATD March 10 on "McNamara On Money" Hosted by Longfellow Benefits' Pat Haraden
Patrick J. Haraden, principal of Longfellow Benefits, will discuss employee benefits and healthcare reform on "McNamara On Money" on WATD 95.9 FM in Marshfield, Mass., on Saturday, March 10, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The show also will be broadcast live on the Web at www.959watd.com. MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Discovery Tour Schedule for March 13th in Dallas, Texas to Demonstrate Enhanced Modeling With CADWorx(R) Plant Professional and Collaboration With Engineering Analysis
Intergraph has scheduled a Discovery Tour event on March 13, 2012 in Dallas, Texas, USA that will feature demonstrations of Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional including methods that can increase performance by up to 30% on most projects MarketWire

Swan Hellenic's Minerva Completes Major Multi-Million Dollar Refit
Swan Hellenic's Minerva sailed recently from Portsmouth, England on her first Spring cruise following an extensive multi-million dollar upgrade program. The 350-guest Minerva, now offering more balcony suites than ever before and a wider selection of expansive new public areas, is gearing up for an exciting new era of discovery cruising. MarketWire

EC Development, Inc. Signs Agreement to Supply Tahoe Casino Management System to Oasis Gaming Center
EC Development, Inc. (OTCQB: ECDI) (OTCBB: ECDI) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Oasis Gaming Center in New Brunswick, Canada to provide its Tahoe Casino Management (CMS) Product Suite for management of the casino's 56 gaming machines. EC Development will begin installation within the next 30 days MarketWire

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Vietnam
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services are now available across Vietnam's Central Coast with the opening of Vietnam Sotheby's International Realty's second office, located at the Montgomerie Links Golf Course in the Quang Nam Province. MarketWire

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Completes Bond Issues
London, England - March 9, 2012 - Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) announced today the successful placement of a NOK 400 million (USD 70 million equivalent) three-year senior unsecured bond issue and a NOK 600 million (USD 105 million equivalent) six-year senior unsecured bond issue in the Norwegian market.   GlobeNewswire

GRONTMIJ N.V. : Grontmij shareholders meeting adopted all proposed resolutions
De Bilt, 9 March 2012 - The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Grontmij N.V., which was held today, adopted all proposed resolutions. GlobeNewswire

BinckBank buys back 24,169 shares
Following the Share Buy Back programme as announced on 16 December 2011 BinckBank announces that it has bought 24,169 shares at an average purchase price of €8.3904 during the period 5 March up to and including 9 March. The definite price will be calculated on a monthly basis and can as such deviate from the average weekly price. GlobeNewswire

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA: Moody's places the ratings of Norwegian Savings Banks on review for possible downgrade
Moody's Investors Service has placed the issuer and long-term debt ratings of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA (A1) on review for downgrade. The current expectation is for a downgrade of up to one notch. The Bank Financial Strength Ratings, BFSR's of C- and the P-1 short-term rating, have been affirmed.  GlobeNewswire

Storebrand: Decision in favor of SPP Livförsäkring AB in the dispute with Svenskt Näringsliv in Stockholm City Court
Stockholm City Court has today decided in favor of Storebrand's Swedish daughter company, SPP Livförsäkring AB, in  the dispute against Svenskt Näringsliv. Svenskt Näringsliv, as a customer had filed a law suit regarding the interpretation of insurance contracts in the Defined Benefit (DB) portfolio. GlobeNewswire

Nestlé develops young engineering talent in Nigeria
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé develops young engineering talent in Nigeria. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth to tap into huge market for air pollution control equipment in China
PRESS RELEASE GlobeNewswire

Ratos's Annual Report in Swedish now released
This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules. GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth's offer on Ludowici allowed to proceed
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 15-2012, 9 March 2012 GlobeNewswire

SpareBank 1 SMN: Oslo Børs - MING T - To be listed 12 March 2012
Not for release, publication or distribution in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan. GlobeNewswire

Dietsmann joins United Nations Global Compact Initiative
The Netherlands, Breda - Dietsmann has been formally accepted as a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative GlobeNewswire

PRESS RELEASE
BTS Group signs agreement with ARLA Foods amba GlobeNewswire

Exit for the CFO of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS
Gunnar Bergquist will leave his job as Chief Financial Officer, CFO, of RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS AB. He will leave during the fall of 2012 after some 3 years in the company. A successor has not yet been appointed, but the recruitment process is ongoing. GlobeNewswire

Pohjola's National Workplace Safety Award to SRV Group Plc
Pohjola Insurance Ltd gave its first-ever National Workplace Safety Award to SRV Group Plc which excels in enhancing occupational safety in the construction industry on a long-term basis. GlobeNewswire

Recommended cash offer by Mexichem for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Wavin
This is a joint press release by Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V. and Wavin N.V. pursuant to the provisions of section 10 paragraph 3 and section 18 paragraph 3 of the Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit Openbare Biedingen Wft) in connection with the recommended public offer by Mexichem Soluciones Integrales Holding,  S.A.. de C.V., a direct subsidiary of Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V GlobeNewswire

Grontmij announces comprehensive financial solution
De Bilt, 9 March 2012 - Grontmij N.V. today announces a comprehensive financial solution that has been agreed upon with its banks and certain major shareholders GlobeNewswire

New strategy of Grontmij: 'Back on Track' - Focus on restructuring and realising profitable organic growth
De Bilt, 9 March 2012 - Grontmij N.V. today announces its new strategy: 'Back on Track'. The new strategy for the period up to 2015 will focus on two pillars: restructuring and realising profitable organic growth. The emphasis in 2012 will be on restructuring. In the period 2013-2015 there will be greater focus on realising profitable organic growth GlobeNewswire

Grontmij: Financial results in line with earlier announced preliminary figures new management announces 'Back on Track' strategy for 2012 - 2015 together with comprehensive financial solution
De Bilt, 9 March 2012 - Grontmij N.V. today reports its full year 2011 results in line with preliminary figures announced on 20 February 2012 and presents the outcomes of the extensive strategic and financial review that has taken place in the last months. GlobeNewswire

Canaccord Genuity Initiates Coverage on Angie's List (NASDAQ:ANGI) - Video Summary Posted on www.InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, March 8, 2012 - Investment firm Canaccord Genuity, initiates Coverage on Angie's List (NASDAQ:ANGI). Analyst Michael Graham gives the company a buy rating and a $20.00 target, a 35% premium to the $14.79 price when the report was issued yesterday. GlobeNewswire

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