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PropThink: Momentum To Continue On SNSS; Investor Day Tomorrow, Analysts Raising Target
By David MoskowitzSunesis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SNSS) has had a great year thus far, up 350% since January, and importantly, the smart money continues to flock to the name. The key driver is the company's development-stage asset, vosaroxin, a potential cancer treatment with a unique mechanism of action ACN Newswire

MHI Installs MALS (Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System) on a Ferry for First Time and Verifies Over 5% Fuel Efficiency Improvement
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has installed its innovative "Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System" (MALS) for the first time on a ferry - a ship with a slender hull form* - and confirmed over 5% improvement in fuel consumption ACN Newswire

Bayfield Announces Additional Burns Block Drill Results in the Rainy River District, NW Ontario
Bayfield Ventures Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BYV) (OTCBB:BYVVF) (FRANKFURT:B4N) (the "Company") is pleased to announce additional assays from the continuing exploration of the Burns Block ACN Newswire

PropThink: With a Late-Stage GI Asset and Quality Financials, VTUS Has Room for Growth
By Jake KingVentrus Biosciences (NASDAQ:VTUS) recently hired JP Benya as its new VP of Commercial Operations and Business Development, with the intent that Benya will play a significant role in preparing for the commercial launch of VEN-307. The company estimates that it could launch VEN-307, a treatment candidate for anal fissures (AF) in early 2014, if successfully developed ACN Newswire

SGX Trading and Clearing Activities Grow in September
Singapore Exchange (SGX) today said securities and derivatives activities grew in September from a year earlier.Securities- Daily average value grew 4% year-on-year to S$1.4 billion while total value traded was 6% lower at S$28.2 billion due to fewer trading days. - Exchange traded funds turnover halved to S$573 million from a year earlier. - Value of bond listings quadrupled to S$17.9 billion ACN Newswire

Meeting Transmission and Distribution Policies for a Project Driven Future
"There are substantial renewable energy sources in northeastern US and eastern Canada, but to get them to market, new transmission infrastructure must be built to satisfy demand driven by public policy," says Stephen Conant, Senior Vice President for Project Development, Anbaric Transmission. Private market investors can be approached to support these projects, he adds ACN Newswire

The Spiral Effect of Middle East Political Tension on Investments
"Economic tension is having a domino effect on political tension, which in turn is increasing uncertainty for the Middle East investment sector," says Gina Sanchez, Director of Equity & Asset Allocation Strategy, Roubini Global Economics. "Pressure will continue with resources becoming more scarce and global consumption and investments feeling the impact," she adds ACN Newswire

Thomson Reuters Launches Global Business Law, A Comprehensive Mobile Solution for Commercial and In-House Lawyers
London, October 03, 2012 - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of a comprehensive mobile solution for lawyers working on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions ACN Newswire

IFC Invests $10 Million in PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk to Develop Indonesia's Offshore Oil and Gas Services Industry
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has agreed to invest $10 million in PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk, to help expand the company's fleet of support vessels serving the exploration and development of Indonesia's offshore oil and gas fields and thereby helping the country meet its energy needs ACN Newswire

The Natural Resource Prospects for Private Wealth Managers
Agriculture, energy and mining are positioned to benefit from the continued urbanisation of emerging nations, however, in the current "China centric" market many are trading at large discounts to their net present value. This is presenting an incredible opportunity for investors, says Clive Landale, Managing Director, 90 West Asset Management Ltd ACN Newswire

MHI to Launch New MIES in Singapore Integrating Businesses of 3 Local Affiliated Companies
Effective October 1st Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will launch a new company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES), to supersede the current MHI Industrial Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (also abbreviated as MIES) after taking over various business functions of two other MHI subsidiaries in Singapore ACN Newswire

Prototype Boarding Gate with Built-in Explosives Detection
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi"), in collaboration with The Nippon Signal Co., Ltd. (TSE: 6741) and the University of Yamanashi, have successfully prototyped a boarding gate with built-in explosives detection equipment as part of efforts to increase safety in public facilities such as airports ACN Newswire

Heineken N.V. successfully prices $3.25 billion of U.S. Notes
Heineken N.V. announced that it has successfully priced Senior Notes for a principal amount of $3.25 billion. This comprises $500 million of 3 year Notes at a coupon of 0.80%, $1.25 billion of 5 year Notes at a coupon of 1.40%, $1 billion of 10.5 year Notes at a coupon of 2.75% and $500 million of 30 year Notes at a coupon of 4.00% ACN Newswire

Morgan Ceramics Promotes Efficiencies in Asia's Power Sector Through Next Generation Thermal Insulation Solutions and Precision-engineering Capabilities
With Asia's growing affluence and modernisation, energy demand in the region is also rapidly developing. About 60% of the region's electricity is fuelled by coal, compared to the worldwide average of 40%, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) ACN Newswire

PropThink: Celgene Nearing 52-week High on Abraxane Data, Upcoming PDUFA
By Jake KingCelgene (NASDAQ:CELG) moved closer today to securing another indication for its oncology drug, Abraxane, which is already approved as a second-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer ACN Newswire

Moody's Assigns Caa1 CFR to Petaquilla Minerals Ltd.
Petaquilla Minerals Ltd MarketWire

Russell Emerging Markets Index Posted 8.1% Gain in Third Quarter of 2012
The Russell Emerging Markets Index reflected a return of 8.1% in the third quarter of 2012, outperforming the U.S. large-cap Russell 1000® Index by almost 2%. Year-to-date, both indexes have posted strong returns, with U.S. large caps (16.3%) outperforming emerging markets (12.8%) by approximately 3.5% through September 28, 2012. MarketWire

Prima BioMed Releases Quarterly Shareholder Newsletter, Update on "CANVAS" Study Progress
Prima BioMed Ltd (ASX: PRR) (NASDAQ: PBMD) (ISIN:US74154B2034) ("Prima," the "Company") today released its quarterly Shareholder Newsletter available on the company website at MarketWire

DEMO Fall 2012 Conference Concludes With Disruptive Social, Infrastructure, Health and Education Technology Innovations
Day Two of the DEMO Fall 2012 Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative technology products in the industry, featured provocative new innovations in the areas of social, infrastructure, health and education technology, as well as insightful expert conversations about the prospects and impact of these exciting technologies and applications MarketWire

UPDATE: Equilar and Glass Lewis Expand Alliance to Provide Pay-for-Performance Insight for Shareholder Meeting Preparation
Equilar, the leader in executive compensation data and research, today announced an expansion of its alliance with Glass Lewis & Co., the leading independent governance services firm. Under the expanded agreement, Equilar clients can now run simulations of the Glass Lewis pay-for-performance analysis to provide pay-for-performance grades in advance of annual shareholder meetings MarketWire

New Holland Presents First Grape Harvester in China at CIAME Show
New Holland Agriculture showcased its innovative Braud 9080L -- the first grape harvester to be presented in the country -- at the CIAME Show 2012 held from September 25th to 27th at the International Exhibition Center in Shenyang, Northeast of China. MarketWire

Verifi and Teleflora -- the Sweet Smell of Success!
Verifi, Inc., a leading provider of payment risk management solutions for card-not-present (CNP) transactions, announces a new relationship with Teleflora, the world's leading flower delivery service. Verifi will provide its Chargeback Representment service in order to recover funds for Teleflora that would previously be lost to consumer chargebacks. MarketWire

Myron Weber of Northwood Advisors to Present at the IBM 2012 Information On Demand Conference in Las Vegas
Myron Weber, founder and managing partner of Northwood Advisors, a business intelligence (BI) and decision systems advisory firm, will present Business Intelligence and Performance Management Center Workshop during two sessions of the Business Analytics Forum at IBM's 2012 Information On Demand Conference MarketWire

BipSync, Research and Decision Optimizer for Professional Investors, Publicly Unveiled at DEMO Fall 2012
BipSync, an enterprise financial technology company that helps professional investors capture, manage, and ultimately convert raw flows of ideas into profitable investments, has been selected to publicly preview its first round of product at DEMO Fall 2012 MarketWire

Keep Clam: Ivar's Everett Seafood Bar Closes Temporarily for Fresh New Feel and Menu Items
Ivar's, a Northwest seafood dining legacy, today announced it will temporarily close its Everett Seafood Bar beginning Oct. 8, with plans to re-open early November with a grand celebration that ushers in a fresh new interior and menu makeover MarketWire

METEORIX Acquires BTRG's Workday Practice
METEORIX, one of only a handful of Workday Ecosystem partners focused exclusively on Workday, is pleased to announce the acquisition of BTRG's Workday practice. The addition of BTRG's team of experienced -- and certified -- Workday consultants will help push METEORIX over the 100 consultant mark by year's end MarketWire

New Office Printing Solutions Help Small Businesses
In order to improve the bottom line, businesses are looking for ways to cut expenses everywhere. So businesses are relying on companies such as Cartridge World to provide innovative office printing solutions. Cartridge World, the world's largest retailer of replacement ink and toner cartridges, announces several cost-saving and time-saving printing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses MarketWire

Align Technology Names Jennifer Erfurth as Vice President Global Human Resources
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced that it has hired Jennifer M. Erfurth as vice president of global human resources. Ms. Erfurth will report directly to Thomas M. Prescott, Align president and CEO, and will assume immediate responsibility for the Company's global human resources organization and initiatives from Len Hedge, senior vice president of business operations MarketWire

Kinross to Announce Q3 Financial Results on November 7, 2012
Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K)(NYSE: KGC) will release its financial statements and operating results for the third quarter of 2012 on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, after market close. In connection with the release, Kinross will hold a conference call and audio webcast on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8 a.m. ET to discuss the results, followed by a question-and-answer session MarketWire

Aristocrat Adds to Talent Pool With the Appointment of Third Party Developers
Aristocrat today announced the appointment of two industry-leading game developers, Daniel Marks and Scott Olive, who will be working exclusively for Aristocrat on a third-party basis. These appointments are directly aligned with Aristocrat's strategic goal of being the world's leading gaming content provider. MarketWire

Beam Inc. Opens New Jim Beam(R) American Stillhouse Visitors' Experience and Global Innovation Center
Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) MarketWire

Seth Waller Joins EverBank as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE: EVER) today announced that Seth Waller, a long-time banking industry and risk-management veteran, has joined EverBank in the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. MarketWire

Mattson Technology Appoints J. Michael Dodson COO and CFO
Mattson Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSN), a leading supplier of advanced process equipment used to manufacture semiconductors, today appointed J. Michael Dodson, 51, as chief operating officer (COO) in addition to his existing duties as chief financial officer (CFO) MarketWire

Neurotrack Launches Early Diagnostic Test for Alzheimer's Disease
Neurotrack, an early stage company, today launched at DEMO Fall 2012 a breakthrough technology that can diagnose Alzheimer's disease years before clinical symptoms appear MarketWire

Alliqua Appoints James Sapirstein as CEO as Company Focuses on Strategic Growth Plan
Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA) ("Alliqua" or the "Company"), an advanced biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacturing and distribution of proprietary transdermal wound care and drug delivery technologies, today announced the appointment of James Sapirstein to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Alliqua to spearhead the Company's strategic growth plan for the future MarketWire

Deep-Dive Into Distressed San Jose Home Market Reveals Opportunity
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - October 03, 2012) -  All eyes are on the San Francisco Bay Area home market -- low inventory numbers are pushing double-digit increases in median price, and stories of bidding wars across Santa Clara County have agents cautiously optimistic for better days ahead MarketWire

W. P. Carey to Be Added to MSCI US REIT and MSCI Mid Cap 450 Indices
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC), a real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced today that effective October 15, 2012, it will be added to the MSCI US REIT Index and the MSCI US Mid Cap 450 Index. MarketWire

NuVasive Announces Conference Call to Discuss Preliminary Unaudited Third Quarter 2012 Revenue Results
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today preliminary unaudited information regarding expected revenue results for the third quarter 2012 MarketWire

Conditional Redemption of Corporate Backed Trust Certificates Ford Motor Co. Debenture-Backed Series 2001-36 Trust
U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as Trustee, under the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements dated as of January 16, 2001, between Lehman ABS Corporation, as Depositor, and U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as Trustee, as supplemented by the Series Supplement, Ford Motor Co MarketWire

San Francisco Giants Playoff Tickets Available
San Francisco Giants playoff tickets are on sale now at as the team aims to get back to the World Series after missing out on the playoffs last year. The Giants won the World Series in 2010 behind the pitching of Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, but ended up missing out on postseason play in 2011 MarketWire

Rio Salado and South Mountain Community College Presidents Join Entrepreneurship Forum
The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation's leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced that Chris Bustamante, president of Rio Salado College, and Shari Olson, president of South Mountain Community College, have joined its new Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum MarketWire

Intergraph(R) Releases Video on How to Model Intelligent 2D Plans Using CADWorx(R) DraftPro
Intergraph has released a video on how to generate intelligent plans with CADWorx DraftPro, Intergraph's new AutoCAD®-based solution for intelligent 2D plant design and layouts. CADWorx DraftPro is specification driven, with hundreds of ready-to-use specifications in metric and imperial formats and over 60,000 piping components MarketWire

Denis O'Sullivan Joins Convergent Wealth Advisors' Washington DC Office
Convergent Wealth Advisors today announced that Denis O'Sullivan has joined Convergent as a Managing Director based out of the Company's Washington, DC headquarters. In this new role, Mr. O'Sullivan will be focused on business development in the DC area, but will continue to service clients nationwide. MarketWire

PennantPark Investment Corporation Schedules Earning Release of 2012 Fiscal Year Results
PennantPark Investment Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PNNT) announced today that it will report its results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 after the close of the financial markets. MarketWire

DMARC Internet Protection Standard Gains Momentum, a technical working group that has been developing standards for reducing the threat of deceptive emails, such as spam and phishing, today announced that many of its members have deployed the enhanced protection capabilities of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) MarketWire

Send Word Now Prepares for "DRJ en Espanol" in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Send Word Now, the leading provider of on-demand alerting, response, and incident management services, is gearing up for Disaster Recovery Journal's "DRJ en Español" business continuity conference, which will be held from October 7-10, 2012, at the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Send Word Now is the gold sponsor of the event. MarketWire

New Book by Former NBC Producer Warns Republican Policies Are Recipe for Disaster
The Romney / Ryan ticket advocates the same failed Bush Administration policies that plunged the nation into war in Iraq and the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, according to James Gannon, former NBC producer and writer, and author of the new book, "The Reckless Presidency of George W. Bush." MarketWire

iSECUREtrac Corp Adds $1.7M to Equity -- Returns Control of Company to Common Shareholders
iSECUREtrac Corp (OTCQB: ISEC), announced today that on September 28, 2012, the Company closed on a debt conversion and recapitalization transaction with IST Holdings, LLC ("Holdings") and six individual holders of the Company's Series C Preferred Stock. MarketWire

Burnham Benefits Announces Results of 2012 Southern California Employee-Benefits Benchmarking Survey
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services, one of the largest employee benefits brokerages in Southern California and one of the few to specialize solely in strategic employee benefits consulting, design and administration, announces the results of its seventh annual Burnham Employee-Benefits Benchmarking Survey comparing Orange County employers' employee-benefits programs MarketWire

Feihe International, Inc. Announces Receipt of "Going Private" Proposal at $7.40 Per Share
Feihe International, Inc. (NYSE: ADY) ("Feihe" or the "Company"), one of the leading producers and distributors of premium infant formula, milk powder, and soybean, rice and walnut products in China, today announced that its Board of Directors has received a preliminary, non-binding proposal letter dated October 3, 2012 from Mr. You-Bin Leng ("Mr MarketWire

Midas Funds Announces Conference Call
Midas Perpetual Portfolio (NASDAQ: MPERX), a no load mutual fund investing in gold, silver, Swiss franc assets, hard asset securities, and large capitalization growth stocks, announced today its next conference call to update investors. The call will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. ET MarketWire

Provocative Biotech Exposition Reveals Significant Advancements in Stem Cell Research, Immunotherapy, Targeted Oncology and Tissue Regeneration
Noble Financial Capital Markets (Noble) announced today that it has released a full high definition video catalog of its Life Sciences Exposition, BIOX, an investor exposition that was held at the University of Connecticut in Stamford, CT on September 24-25, 2012 MarketWire

Barona Resort & Casino Makes October Nights More Exciting With Midnight Madness Promotion
Barona Resort & Casino is turning midnight into the most exciting hour of the day with its Midnight Madness promotion. MarketWire

Vinylmint Selected as Demonstrator for DEMO Fall 2012
Vinylmint today announced it has been selected to demonstrate at DEMO Fall 2012, taking place October 1-3, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California MarketWire

Blipboard Unveils World's First Personalized Social Map at DEMO Fall 2012
DEMO Fall 2012 -- Blipboard, Inc., a San Francisco-based startup, today announced Blipboard for iPhone. Blipboard is a live social map that provides information and alerts about interesting things nearby. Using Blipboard, users can "tune in" to people and places, and get alerts about club events, happy hours, restaurant specials, and other happenings posted by people and places around the city. MarketWire

NoCo Gold & Diamond Debuts New Video on Where to Sell Diamonds
NoCo Gold & Diamond is where to sell diamonds, silver and gold, and now has a video posted on their website to make interactions more comfortable. Interested parties can view the video here: If you have been contemplating selling your gold, silver or diamonds, the company can lead you through the process. MarketWire

SkinzWraps Issues Q3 News Update
SkinzWraps, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SKZW), a founding father and recognized vanguard of the vehicle wrap industry, issues its Q3 News Update: MarketWire

A Seattle Icon Turns 20: Palisade Celebrates Two Decades of Spectacular Dining
For 20 years, Palisade has delivered the perfect balance of flavor, aesthetic and hospitality to the Seattle dining community. The landmark Northwest restaurant owned and operated by Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., is celebrating many years of making memories and magic with an enhanced dinner menu, new raw bar, perfectly-priced happy hour, business lunch options and elegantly refreshed décor. MarketWire

U.S. ITU Ambassador and U.S. Cybersecurity Policy Advisor to Address M3AAWG 26th General Meeting
High ranking U.S. officials will discuss the administration's cybersecurity policies at the October M3AAWG general meeting with U.S. Department of State Ambassador Phil Verveer addressing proposals to add cybersecurity to the International Telecommunications Regulations and Senior Policy Advisor Ari Schwartz focusing on the government's promotion of industry best practices MarketWire

Signiant and Sohonet Win "Best of IBC 2012" Award
Signiant and Sohonet today announced that the Sohonet FileRunner Service based on Signiant Media Shuttle file transfer software has been named among this year's "Best of IBC" award winners by TVB Europe magazine MarketWire

Rocky Brands Partners With Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) to Give Breast Cancer the Boot
Rocky® and Durango®, divisions of Rocky Brands (NASDAQ: RCKY), are giving breast cancer the boot with new footwear styles designed to promote breast cancer awareness. Rocky Brands, Inc. is donating at least $10 per pair sold in connection with this product, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. MarketWire

Rock/Blues Musician Justin Abrams Takes Beyond Conception to Higher Ground
Eileen Koch & Company INC. proudly announces the representation of Singer/Pianist/Guitarist Justin Abrams, of Justin Abrams & BC ( The front man of his namesake band, as well as a solo performer, Abrams has selected EKC for all his public relations and marketing needs MarketWire

Drugs That Can Switch Genes Back "on" May Represent Future of Cancer Treatment
Methylation treatments that can re-activate stagnant "controller" genes might be a common cancer treatment in the near future, according to Kalorama Information MarketWire

Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. Acquires Two Properties in Georgia and South Carolina for $11.4 Million
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) -- a publicly registered non-traded REIT investing in self storage -- has acquired two properties in Georgia and South Carolina consisting of approximately 1,050 self-storage units with a total aggregate purchase price of $11.4 million MarketWire

Ipsen initiates a phase II "Switch maintenance" trial in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer with tasquinimod
Paris (France) and Lund (Sweden), 3 October 2012 - Ipsen (Euronext: IPN;ADR: IPSEY) and Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) today announcedthe initiation of a new phase II proof of concept clinical trial,evaluating the activity of tasquinimod in advanced metastatic castrateresistant prostate cancer patients MarketWire

Sebastian River Holdings, Inc. Moves to Highest Liquidity Tier in Over-the-Counter Markets & Provides Corporate Update
Sebastian River Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SBRH) is pleased to announce we have finally reached the Current Information under the Alternative Reporting Standard outlined by OTC Disclosure and News Service. According to OTC Markets, Inc MarketWire

Cloudera and Industry Leaders Release Recommendations Report for Big Data in Government
Cloudera, the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, collaborated with leading experts from both industry and academia to issue the report "Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business of Government." The report outlines a comprehensive roadmap to using Big Data in the federal government to better serve the American public. MarketWire

CBX Takes Convenience Store News' Top Remodel Award for Aloha Petroleum in Hawaii
CBX, the strategic branding and retail design consultancy based here, took a top honor in Convenience Store News magazine's annual Retail Design Awards program. The firm was recognized for its work with Aloha Petroleum, Ltd., the Hawaii-based gasoline retailer and convenience store operator. MarketWire

Latest Research From Hogan Assessments Explores the Characteristics of CEOs, Demonstrates How to Identify and Develop Candidates
In today's climate of mergers and acquisitions, changing markets, and outsourcing, the role of the CEO has evolved into a highly recognizable -- and oftentimes, controversial -- figure responsible for influencing how people understand the business MarketWire

SVB Financial Group Named Hospitality Sponsor for 4th Annual Innovation Catalyst Award Event
VC Taskforce™, today announced that SVB Financial Group, the parent company of Silicon Valley Bank, and long term partner to the most innovative companies in the world as well as the premium wine industry, will be the Hospitality Sponsor for the 4th Annual Innovation Catalyst Awards Event to be held Oct. 30, 2012, at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club in Palo Alto, CA MarketWire

Aimago Announces FDA Clearance of Its Next-Generation Perfusion Assessment Camera
Aimago SA, a Swiss medical device company, announces FDA 510(k) clearance of its award-winning, next-generation perfusion camera. The tablet-based Aimago EasyLDI greatly simplifies perfusion assessment; already CE-marked, it is in active use in several leading European plastic & reconstructive surgery, burn care and wound healing centers. MarketWire

HUSQVARNA VIKING(R) DESIGNER RUBY deLuxe(TM) Sewing and Embroidery Machine Offers Exclusive, Innovative Tools to Enhance the Sewing Experience
HUSQVARNA VIKING®, a global leader in the sewing industry, today launched the DESIGNER RUBY deLuxe™ sewing and embroidery machine, equipped with a suite of the industry's most advanced and unique technological features MarketWire

Crystal Rock Holdings, Inc. Acquires Frontenac Crystal Springs and Girard Water Company
Crystal Rock Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CRVP) has recently acquired the assets of the Home and Office business of Frontenac Crystal Springs in Lewis and Jefferson Counties of New York and Girard Spring Water Company in Providence, Rhode Island MarketWire

Innovation Choice Group Launches a Professional Network for Scientists and Researchers; It Verifies and Validates Users as Experts in the Field for Their Q/A Portal
Innovation Choice Group (ICG) today announced the launch of a professional online network that finds rapid solutions to the urgent questions of biotechnology researchers, scientists, students and others central to the life sciences by providing a collection of trusted experts who can assist with their questions MarketWire

TelVue(R) Cloud Services Power Neon Alley, a New Anime Live Programmed Channel
TelVue® Corporation (OTCQB: TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for media companies, cable operators and communities, is proud to be powering VIZ Media's launch of Neon Alley, a new 24-hour programmed anime channel available exclusively on a popular Internet connected gaming system MarketWire

Braves vs Cardinals Wild Card Tickets Available
Tickets for the one-game playoff for the National League Wild Card spot between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals are on sale now at Ticket Liquidator, and as of noon on Wednesday are starting at under $50 MarketWire

smplsolutions to Host Food Drive to Benefit South County Outreach
smplsolutions, your trusted business communications vendor, today launched a food drive to benefit South County Outreach, a local nonprofit that helps families through economic hardships MarketWire

National Investment Banking Association Announces New York Global Group (NYGG) as Corporate Gold Sponsor
The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) today announced New York Global Group (NYGG) as a Corporate Gold Sponsor. MarketWire

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District Begins Home Inspection Pilot Program for Illegal Automatic Water Softeners
The Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District (District) is beginning a home inspection pilot program for illegal automatic water softeners. The District will focus efforts and request inspections in residences where data indicates that automatic water softeners may still exist or be in use MarketWire

INFORUM Greets TIME Magazine's Joel Stein for a Night on the Town
INFORUM announced today that it will host TIME Magazine columnist and author Joel Stein in conversation with Micah Fitzerman-Blue on Oct. 8 at Swig Bar. MarketWire

VuQo Holdings Corporation Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Lacto Asia Pacific Corporation
VuQo Holdings Corporation (PINKSHEETS: VUQO) announced today that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent ("LOI") to acquire Lacto Asia Pacific Corporation, a leading solid waste management company that uses a compost activator technology called, Happy Soil Solid Waste System, for garbage reduction MarketWire

Certona Reveals Key Strategies for Mobile Success in New Webinar
Certona, the market-leading provider of real-time omnichannel personalization solutions for online and multichannel retailers, today announced that it is hosting a free webinar titled "The True Experience of One: Personalizing the Mobile Shopping Experience" on October 9th at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT MarketWire

Adjustment LBi financial calendar
Amsterdam (the Netherlands), 3 October 2012 - LBi International N.V. (NYSEEuronext symbol: LBI), Europe's largest independent marketing andtechnologyagency, today announces an adjustment to the company's 2012 financialcalendar MarketWire

Organic Alliance Launches New Fair Trade Initiative; Completes Certification of 3 Mexican Growers and Will Ship Its First Fair Trade Produce
Organic Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: ORGC), a global grower and marketer of fresh, organic and Fair Trade fruits and vegetables, today announced it has launched its Fair Trade initiative with the certification of three of its Mexico-based growers as "Fair Trade" by the international Institute for Marketecology ("IMO") ( MarketWire

Mortgage-Lending Website Announces Closing-Fee Accuracy Guarantee
Mortgage Marvel, a major U.S. mortgage-shopping website, sets a new standard today with its closing-fee accuracy guarantee, the only guarantee of its kind offered by a multi-lender, rate shopping website. The guarantee will pay consumers up to $2,500 if a lender's closing fees quoted on exceed actual fees paid at closing by more than $50. MarketWire to Exhibit at 15th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition

Square Launches Online Directory for Buyers and Sellers
Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, today launched Square directory, the first web-based search engine that enables buyers to discover new places to shop, search menus by item, and find nearby loyalty deals and specials MarketWire

Plum Benefits Brings Entertainment Perks to Washington D.C.
Plum Benefits has announced launch of its free and exclusive benefits service into the Washington, D.C. market. Employers within the D.C. area can sign up for the free service to give their employees special access and discounts to live entertainment in and around Washington D.C., including theater, family attractions, sporting events, concerts and more MarketWire

Venoco, Inc. Announces Closing of Go-Private Transaction
Venoco, Inc. (NYSE: VQ) announced today that it has closed the transaction contemplated by the merger agreement among Venoco, Timothy Marquez, Denver Parent Corporation ("DPC") and Denver Merger Sub. Venoco was merged with and into Denver Merger Sub, with Venoco being the surviving entity MarketWire

Binswanger Named Exclusive Sales Agent for Warehouse/Manufacturing Facility in Kearny, New Jersey
Binswanger has been named exclusive sales agent by NBC Universal Media, LLC for a single-story 11,600 sq. ft. warehouse facility on 1.16 acres. The property is located at 58-72 Sellers Street in Kearny, New Jersey. MarketWire

Efore Selects Epicor ERP for Operations in Finland and China
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Efore, a leading company developing and manufacturing customized power products for electronics, has selected the Epicor next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for operations in Finland and China. MarketWire

Detroit Tigers Playoff Tickets Available
Detroit Tigers playoff tickets are on sale now at as the team tries to get back to the World Series for the first time since 2006. With the Tigers repeating as AL Central champions, playoff tickets are hot items in the Motor City MarketWire

Oracle Unveils Oracle Social Relationship Management Suite at Oracle OpenWorld

IntelePeer Named a Winner in 4th Annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards
IntelePeer, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, today announced that it has won the Annual 2012 Golden Bridge Awards for its CoreCloud Unified Communications Bundles and is being honored in the Unified Communications Service Innovations category. MarketWire

AtHoc's Award-Winning Emergency Mass Notification System Includes Integrated Monitoring for System Reliability
AtHoc, Inc. (, the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems (EMNS), today announced that their flagship product, IWSAlerts™ EMNS, provides integrated enterprise-class monitoring for system integrity and reliability, which is unique for an EMNS MarketWire

Renewal of Oil & Gas Lease Announced by Bayside Corporation in Lamar County, Mississippi
BAYSIDE CORPORATION (PINKSHEETS: BYSD), an energy exploration, development and production company, announces the renewal of oil and gas leases on its Baxterville Field Prospect in Lamar County, Mississippi. The leases consist of 4 wells, being 3 production wells and 1 saltwater disposal well MarketWire

Enterprise Holdings Delivers With Compressed Natural Gas Trucks for Small Business Customer Orange Courier, Inc.
As the demand for environmentally friendly vehicles continues to rise, Enterprise Holdings is meeting the need by delivering alternative-fuel vehicles to its customers. The company, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, recently finalized a deal that provides Orange Courier, Inc MarketWire

2XU Sponsored teamTBB Prepares for 2012 IRONMAN(R) World Championships
In the news release, "2XU Sponsored teamTBB Prepares for 2012 IRONMAN® World Championships," issued earlier today by 2XU, we are advised by the company that date/time in the tenth paragraph should read "October 11 from 12:00 - 12:45 PM (HST)" rather than "October 12 from 12:00 - 12:45 PM (PDT)" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

PunchTab Delivers AppConnect Solution to Build Constant Contact Email Databases and Encourage Social Engagement
PunchTab Inc., the engagement and on-demand loyalty platform leader, today announced integration with the Constant Contact® (NASDAQ: CTCT) suite of online marketing tools. The resulting integration enables users to leverage free PunchTab giveaways to build their social communities and email lists, importing new contacts directly into Constant Contact MarketWire

Aristocrat Launches First Tribal nLive Virtual Casino for Island Resort Casino
Aristocrat's industry-leading and award-winning nLive virtual casino is making history again with the launch of, a new nLive virtual casino for Island Resort Casino MarketWire

Great River Energy Utilizes Tripwire Enterprise for NERC Compliance and Security Hardening
Tripwire, a leading global provider of IT security solutions, announced today that Great River Energy, a not-for-profit cooperative providing wholesale electric service, has adopted Tripwire® Enterprise for its NERC compliance and security hardening needs MarketWire

REMINDER: Media Alert: IBM, ProPlus Design Solutions to Host Webinar on Advanced Yield Analysis, Optimization
WHO: IBM and ProPlus Design Solutions, provider of unique Design for Yield (DFY) solutions that integrate device modeling, parallel SPICE simulation and statistical analysis WHAT: Will host a 60-minute Webinar titled, "Advanced Yield Analysis and Optimization with 3-6 Sigma Statistical Simulations for Memory, Logic, Digital and Analog Designs." Presenters Dr. Rajiv V MarketWire

Augme Technologies, Inc. Announces Successful Closing of $6.8 Million Public Offering of Securities
Augme Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: AUGT), a technology and services leader in interactive media marketing, today announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of common stock together with warrants to purchase shares of common stock at a price to the public of $0.80 per share and corresponding warrant MarketWire

NANO Connect Offers International Perspective With South Korean Nanotechnology Education Leader
Wheeling High School, a recognized Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, announced today that Dr MarketWire

Evolving the Entertainment Experience: X-Summit Sessions + Schedule Announced
Interactive Ontario has released the 2012 schedule ( for X-Summit, a conference dedicated to enabling professionals in film, TV, gaming, interactive online storytelling, marketing and more to tell their stories seamlessly across multiple platforms. X-Summit takes place in Toronto on November 6 & 7, 2012. MarketWire

VHA Inc. Helps West Coast Hospitals Identify Areas of Improvement
In today's accountable care era, health care executives are embracing cooperative efforts driven by transparency and business intelligence. That was demonstrated by an initiative of VHA Inc., the national health care network, when executives from 22 member hospitals of the VHA West Coast region gathered recently to meet and compare performance data and discuss their mutual challenges. MarketWire

NEWave Named G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards "Innovation Award" Winner
NEWave®, the leading supplier to the gaming industry, has been named the winner of the prestigious Innovation Award in the 2012 G&L Gaming & Hospitality Awards. The award was announced Monday at the G&L Board and Roundtable, presented by Gaming & Leisure magazine. Last year, NEWave won the Partner Award. MarketWire

Sierra Tucson Expands Data-Driven Outcomes Research
Sierra Tucson, a world-class leader in the treatment of addictions, mental/behavioral disorders, and chronic pain, recently announced the implementation of a new system for Outcomes Research that will advance research to-date about patients' improvement during and after treatment. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Signs Engagement Letter to Raise $150 Million for Florida Plant
BioNitrogen Plant FL I, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioNitrogen Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), has signed an engagement letter with Atlanta-based BB&T Capital Markets, a division of Scott & Stringfellow, LLC, to act as a placement agent for $150 million of tax-exempt bonds. MarketWire

Altairnano Selected for Puerto Rico 26 MW San Fermin Solar Project
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (Altairnano) (NASDAQ: ALTI) today announced it had been selected by Uriel Renewables Inc MarketWire

BODYARMOR SuperDrink(TM) Scores Ray Rice to Join Its 'Superteam'
BODYARMOR SuperDrink™ announces today that Baltimore running back Ray Rice has joined BODYARMOR SuperDrink™, the creator of the SuperDrink™ beverage category, as its newest investor and partner MarketWire

NWN First in the Industry to Offer Guaranteed Value Penetration Testing
NWN has announced a new high-value, no-risk solution that minimizes risk and ensures IT security. Guaranteed Value Penetration Testing -- the only guaranteed testing available and first of its kind in the industry -- provides companies with definitive "real world" testing of their IT security systems. MarketWire

Troux Donates $4 Million in Software to Penn State University
Troux, the global leader in Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) software, today announced its donation of $4M in software to the Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). MarketWire

Digitaltown Acquires 2,700 .com Domain Names for Its Portfolio
DigitalTown, Inc. (OTCQB: DGTW) announced today that has acquired 2,700 new .com domain names, including 400 new high school spirit sites, 500 plus city names, the top 300 mascot names representing all levels of sports and more than 1,000 professional and business names. MarketWire

Andiamo Corporation (ANDI) Completes Acquisition of an Inc. 500 Rated Company
Andiamo Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ANDI) has completed the purchase of Digispace, an Inc. 500 award winning company. This company was founded in 2002 and ranked on the prestigious Inc. 500 list in 2010 and in the top 800 in 2011. MarketWire

Stay, and Stay Fit: Fairmont Makes Working Out as Easy as a Walk in the Park
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Everybody's Phone Company Announces Consumer Awareness Campaign to Create Long Term Revenues
Everybody's Phone Company, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EVPH), a provider of prepaid telephone services, is proud to announce we have launched our consumer awareness campaign. Today our first advertisement to increase the public's awareness of our prepaid local telephone service was published in the free newspaper "The Greensheet." MarketWire

View Systems Is Listed on OTCBB and Continues to Install Systems
View Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: VSYM), a weapons detection and access control provider, announced today the company's has returned to the Over the Counter exchange with its "BB" listing as of October 1, 2012. MarketWire

Hurricane Electric Expands Global Network With New Point-of-Presence at DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio
DataCenter.BZ, Ohio's leading carrier-neutral data center and its only high-density provider, announced today that Hurricane Electric has established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) at DataCenter.BZ's facility located at 555 Scherers Court, Columbus, Ohio MarketWire

OnShift CEO to Present Labor Cost Management Strategies at American Health Care Association Conference
OnShift, the leader in web-based staff scheduling and shift management software for the healthcare industry, today announced that OnShift CEO Mark Woodka will present best practices for labor cost management in long-term care and senior living at the AHCA/NCAL 63rd Annual Convention and Expo. MarketWire

ContraFect to Present at the 11th Annual BIO Investor Forum
ContraFect Corporation, developing biotherapeutics for life-threatening infectious diseases, today announced that Julia P. Gregory, the Company's executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Barry Kappel, Ph.D MarketWire

Entelo Helps Companies Find the Right Candidates at the Right Time, Revolutionizing Recruiting
As companies struggle to attract the talent they need for growth, a game-changing new company -- Entelo -- officially launches. Entelo offers a software solution that changes the playing field for sourcing and recruiting candidates MarketWire

Des Powley Joins aurionPro SENA as Director of Identity Services
aurionPro SENA today announced the appointment of Des Powley as Director of Identity Services focused on leading and driving aurionPro SENA's class-leading Managed, Hosted and Cloud Services business. MarketWire

Madison Logic Introduces Two Products for Advanced Lead Nurturing -- Data Match(TM) Behavioral Analytics and Data Match(TM) Lead Retargeting
Madison Logic, the top provider of data powered lead solutions for enterprises and media companies, today introduces two new products for marketers and sales people for analyzing buyer intent behavior, pushing the data into marketing automation systems and CRM systems and then targeting prospects with multi-touch marketing tools MarketWire

BIOLASE Receives FDA Clearance and CE Mark for Its EPIC 10(TM) Diode Soft Tissue Laser
BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Conformité Européene (CE) Mark approval for its EPIC 10™ diode soft tissue laser MarketWire

Zyrion Is First to Add Multi-Tenant Netflow to Its MSP Monitoring Platform
Zyrion Inc., a leading provider of Cloud and IT Monitoring software solutions for MSPs, announced that it has added multi-tenant Netflow integration to its fault & performance monitoring platform. MarketWire

NASCAR Drivers Race on Slicks; GT Radial Engineers Say You Shouldn't
Ever wonder why NASCAR drivers run on slick tires? They want as much rubber as possible contacting the track. The everyday driver like you, however, must contend with wet conditions where the tire's tread plays a critical role in keeping the vehicle on the road. MarketWire

Watchitoo Introduces Powerful Video Collaboration Tool for Small and Medium Businesses
Watchitoo today unveiled Playground, a breakthrough Web-based videochat platform that lets businesspeople hold meetings, presentations and sales calls "face to face" without ever leaving the office. MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces Management Change
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that Pankaj Khanna, Chief Marketing Officer, will be stepping down from his position, effective October 2, 2012, to pursue other interests. His duties will be absorbed by the existing management team. MarketWire

Dryships Inc. Announces Management Change
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

OneScreen Integrates With Innovid to Enhance Audience Engagement in Online Video Campaigns
OneScreen Inc, the video solutions company known for connecting advertisers with publishers and producers, today announces integration with Innovid, the technology platform delivering immersive video advertising anywhere. Innovid and their iRoll® technology is the first in a line of integrations with new providers to enhance OneScreen's video advertising offering. MarketWire

C7 Data Centers Teams With MCG Capital and Signal Peak for $25 Million in Funding
C7 Data Centers (C7), a leading provider of advanced IT and data center outsourcing services, announced today the company has secured $25 million in debt and equity funding MarketWire

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Avaya Wins Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for Unique Method of Enabling Real-Time Collaboration
Avaya and inventors Birgit Geppert and Frank Roessler receive a 2012 Thomas Alva Edison patent award in the information technology category for "Telecommunications Endpoint for Managing Multi-Conferencing" The award-winning Avaya patent comes to life in the Avaya Flare® Experience, providing a unique means for users to manage real-time collaboration sessions Avaya Inc MarketWire

ManpowerGroup's Swan Named 2012 HR Executive of the Year
Human Resource Executive®, the leading HR business magazine, named Mara Swan, executive vice president of global strategy and talent for ManpowerGroup, its 2012 HR Executive of the Year. MarketWire

Cloudera Appoints Jim Frankola as Chief Financial Officer
Cloudera, the category leader that sets the standard for Hadoop in the enterprise, today announced that Jim Frankola joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Frankola will oversee the company's finance, legal and IT operations, reporting directly to CEO Mike Olson. MarketWire

Gasboy(R) Unveils New TopKAT PLUS: Economical, Web-Based Fleet Management Solution
Gasboy today introduced TopKAT PLUS, the only factory dispenser-mounted, Web-based fleet management system on the market that delivers precise, automated, scalable remote control for any size fueling operation. The new TopKAT PLUS proves sophistication can be simple and affordable. MarketWire

eLayaway Joins National Celebration, Offering Layaway Genie to Kick Off Holiday Season
eLayaway®, Inc., (OTCBB: ELAY) ("eLayaway" or "the Company"), parent company of DivvyTech, Inc MarketWire

100 Million Rate Connections Mark Important Growth Milestone for CargoSphere Network
CargoSphere, the leading global rate network, today announced a major milestone -- 100 million system to system rate connections shared on the CargoSphere Rate Network. A connection consists of an ocean or air freight rate from an offering party, such as a carrier or NVOCC (non-vessel operating ocean carrier), and a receiving party, as well as the defined rate MarketWire

T-System Showcases RevCycle+ Physician Coding and Billing at ACEP Scientific Assembly
T-System, Inc. will showcase its new service offering, RevCycle+™, at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2012 Scientific Assembly Oct. 8-11 in Denver. The RevCycle+ technology-enabled services include emergency department (ED) physician coding and billing as well as revenue cycle management consulting services MarketWire

Lpath Begins iSONEP Dosing in Nexus Phase 2 Study
Lpath, Inc. (OTCQB: LPTN), the industry leader in bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, has initiated the dosing of iSONEP™ in its Nexus Phase 2 study, with several wet-AMD patients treated since September 21, 2012. MarketWire

Carbon Credits International Powers Mobile Fundraiser for Phillips Brooks School and Raises Over $32,000
Carbon Credits International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CARN) doing business as Text-A-Day, powered a mobile donation call to action for the Phillips Brooks School which resulted in generating over $32,000 in processed credit card transactions. The event generated extremely high conversion ratios and an average transaction value of over $700. MarketWire

BioVentrix Initiates Phase II Study of Revivent System for Less Invasive Heart Failure Treatment in Western Europe
BioVentrix, the developer of minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of heart failure, today announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its Revivent™ Myocardial Anchoring System for use in Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement™ (LIVE™) procedures in patients with heart failure MarketWire

Issuer Direct Corporation Announces Third Quarter Cash Dividend of $0.03 per Share
Issuer Direct Corporation (OTCBB: ISDR), a market leader and innovator of disclosure management solutions and cloud-based compliance technologies, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a third quarter cash dividend of $0.03 per share. The cash dividend is payable November 2, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 17, 2012. MarketWire

U.S. Private-Sector Employment Increased by 162,000 Jobs in September, According to ADP National Employment Report
Private-sector employment increased by 162,000 from August to September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report® released today. The ADP National Employment Report, created by Automatic Data Processing, Inc MarketWire

Charles Hensley, Ph.D., and Itonis Pharmaceuticals Announce Anti-HIV Compound Targeting the Viral Entry Step
Itonis, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITNS) and Charles Hensley, Ph.D., the inventor of the Zicam® Cold Remedy, and the founding President of Itonis Pharmaceuticals, are pleased to announce their second product offering since the formation of Itonis Pharmaceuticals as a division of Itonis, Inc MarketWire

Sidense Defeats Kilopass' Remaining Claims; Kilopass' Case Is Over
Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed with prejudice all of Kilopass' remaining business tort claims against Sidense MarketWire

Ecessa Launches WaaSWorlD(TM) at ITExpo
Ecessa Corporation, a pioneer in WAN optimization and business continuity products for small and medium-sized companies, announced today that it will launch its new WANoptimization-as-a-Service (WaaS)™ -- WaaSWorlD™ -- at ITEXPO West, October 2-5, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center. The company will feature WaaSWorlD in booth #1008. MarketWire

TraceSecurity Introduces Industry's First Cloud Solution Delivering Holistic, Risk-Based Information Security Programs Improving Security and Compliance
TraceSecurity, a pioneer in cloud-based IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, today introduced TraceCSO, the industry's first cloud solution for a holistic and risk-based information security program that delivers comprehensive visibility and accountability for improved risk and compliance profiles across all areas of an organization, including cloud environments MarketWire

iSirona to Sponsor Code-A-Thon Programming Challenge
iSirona, a provider of simplified solutions for medical device integration, today announced that it has joined forces with the Department of Computer Science at Florida State University (FSU) to sponsor a programming challenge for FSU students. Code-A-Thon will take place from October 19 to October 21, 2012, with the winning individual or team receiving $1,500 in cash. MarketWire

Simplee Helps Consumers Make Smarter 2013 Open Enrollment Decisions
Simplee today announced the release of its 2013 Open Enrollment Guide for health insurance consumers. The guide analyzes each user's historical health care insurance consumption to outline strategies for choosing a new insurance plan in 2013 using four key evaluation points. The Simplee Open Enrollment Guide is free and will be distributed to all users beginning October 8, 2012 MarketWire

Just the Ticket: Redbox to Begin Selling Tickets to Live Events & Attractions in Philadelphia
Today, Redbox®, a Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) brand and America's destination for entertainment, announced it is now selling event tickets at select Philadelphia-area kiosks and online -- bringing Philly consumers a whole new way to discover and purchase tickets to local live events and attractions MarketWire

Companies Around the World Get in the Game With Bunchball
Core News Facts: Some of the world's most successful and innovative companies are motivating their employees and engaging their customers with powerful game dynamics enabled by solutions from Bunchball, the pioneer and market leader in gamification MarketWire

Chef Aaron May Leads Renegade Tap and Kitchen
Just off the heels of the new restaurant hit, Praying Monk, in downtown Scottsdale, Chef Aaron May ventures once again to North Scottsdale to develop food and drink offerings at Renegade Tap and Kitchen, formerly Renegade Canteen, at 9400 E. Shea Boulevard, just off the 101. MarketWire

GIVINGtrax New Web & Mobile Cloud Marketplace Integrates Business, Employee, & Consumer Giving
DEMO Fall 2012 -- GIVINGtrax, the giving marketplace for collaborative and transparent philanthropy, today launched the beta of their cloud-based marketplace which unites businesses and non-profits with employees and customers, to enhance the ease and impact of charitable giving MarketWire

New Survey Reveals Obama Has the Clearer Vision for Job Creation and Lowering Unemployment, According to Employed Adults and Unemployed Job Seekers
As the unemployment rate continues to hover around 8 percent, employed U.S. adults and unemployed job seekers agree that President Barack Obama is the candidate with the clearer vision to create jobs and lower the unemployment rate. According to the Glassdoor® Q3 Employment Confidence Survey(1), conducted online by Harris Interactive on their behalf among 2,339 U.S MarketWire

SustainX Hires Stephen Brown as Vice President of Engineering
SustainX, Inc., developer of an industry-leading, transformative technology for utility-scale bulk energy storage using compressed air, announced that it has hired Stephen Brown as Vice President of Engineering. Brown has nearly two decades of experience leading development, delivery and servicing of world-class advanced technology products MarketWire

Enterprise Carbon Accounting Goes Mainstream
Groom Energy Solutions today released the fifth edition of its Enterprise Carbon Accounting (ECA) research. First published in 2008, the report defined the ECA market and quickly became the industry-leading guide, outlining the latest customer trends, innovative technologies and most promising vendors. MarketWire

Berkeley Research Group Adds Environmental Services Expertise
Berkeley Research Group, LLC, a leading global expert services and consulting firm, has added significant environmental expertise with a team of nine professionals based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The group, which specializes in environmental science and engineering, is centered on the practice of Neil Shifrin, Ph.D MarketWire

HSA Foundation Announces Qualcomm as Newest Founder Member
The Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has joined as a Founder Member. Qualcomm's commitment reinforces HSA as the next technological underpinning in computing for a broad range of platforms and devices MarketWire

MRV to Share Industry Knowledge at Upcoming Global Conferences
MRV Communications™, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (MRV), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced that it will participate in several upcoming industry conferences and expos throughout October and November MarketWire

75 Percent of Employees Access Social Media From Personal Mobile Devices at Work According to Research From SilkRoad
New research from SilkRoad Technology reveals that even in organizations that don't restrict access, the vast majority of employees use their mobile devices to check social media websites on a daily basis MarketWire

Cadre Technologies Partners With ViaWest for Managed Hosting and Private Cloud

Teleran(C) Showcasing Cost-Saving Migration and Consolidation Software Solutions for Oracle Exadata at Oracle OpenWorld 2012
Teleran Technologies, the leading provider of business intelligence (BI), data warehouse, and big data management software solutions, announced today that the company is showcasing its second generation software solutions for Oracle Exadata and Oracle Database at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 this week in San Francisco, CA MarketWire

Systemair Selects EPiServer Commerce to Power B2B Online Store
EPiServer, the world's fastest-growing provider of platforms that drive online engagement and business results for end customers, has been selected to power the new Systemair global enterprise website, replacing its existing solution MarketWire

Adara Achieves Continued Business Growth, Expands Sales and Management Team
Global precision marketing platform company Adara Inc. today announced the addition and promotion of four key management team members to help support their growing capabilities. Jeff Cohen, whom previously acted as VP of Strategic Accounts, has been promoted to VP Sales, West Coast, and Ed Meisner has been appointed VP Sales, East Coast MarketWire

Industry Report Recognizes PE INTERNATIONAL as Sustainability Software Leader
Worldwide adoption of carbon and sustainability software by large firms continues according to this year's Enterprise Carbon Accounting report, an industry-leading buyer's guide from Groom Energy MarketWire

Connotate Expands Automation Solution to Include Precise PDF Extraction
Connotate, the leading provider of solutions that help organizations automate data collection from the Web, today announced added capabilities for extracting data from unstructured flat-file documents by transforming them into higher-value structured content with style information and metadata. MarketWire

Jaybridge Robotics Software Powers Kinze Autonomous System During Driverless Corn Harvest in America's Heartland
Kinze Autonomy, featuring the Jaybridge Robotics software solution for autonomous vehicles, was recently shown in action in Illinois, where it is actively harvesting corn for three large-scale corn growers. The system pairs the company's industry-leading grain carts with a Kinze-modified stock tractor, cost-effective sensors, and Jaybridge's advanced algorithms MarketWire

Stifel Nicolaus Renews Its Sponsorship of the Haskins Award Honoring the Nation's Top Collegiate Golfer
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that its principal subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, has renewed its sponsorship of college golf's highest honor, the Haskins Award. MarketWire

MegaChips Selects Tensilica's HiFi Audio/Voice DSP for Consumer Products Designs
Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that MegaChips Corporation has selected Tensilica's HiFi Audio/Voice DSP (digital signal processor) for use in several key SOC (system-on-chip) designs. MarketWire

Gandi Selected by reddit for Domain Name Management
Gandi, a leading domain name registrar and cloud-hosting provider, today announced that the rapidly growing social news site reddit has selected its corporate services to manage their portfolio of domains. With Gandi Corporate Services, reddit can count on domain name management that alleviates the administrative burden of tracking registrations in a time of proliferating ccTLDs and gTLDs MarketWire

PENSRUS Pens Breast Cancer Awareness Sale With BIC Logo Products
PENSRUS, the number one source for logo pens and logoed promotional products announced today their line of affordable pink personalized items in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These marketing pens are extremely customizable and can be imprinted upon to include a company's logo and other information MarketWire

Dallas Medical Marketing Company and Pain Management Clinic Partner for Enhanced Online Visibility
Pain Center of Dallas, one of the fast-growing pain management health care facilities in Dallas, has just partnered with an equally promising local medical marketing company. SEO 1 Medical will be retained to improve further visibility in the search engines. MarketWire

Where We are Headed - New Outlook on Aflac Incorporated and Unum Group
Moments ago, introduced new coverage of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) and Unum Group (NYSE: UNM). Full outlook, analysis and consensus opinion is available to readers via the links below. MarketWire

HotelTonight Acquires PrimaTable; Brings on All-Star Team to Drive Product Strategy
Core News Facts: HotelTonight (, the leading last-minute hotel booking app, today announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based PrimaTable, developers of last-minute perishable inventory demand forecasting and pricing tools for the restaurant industry MarketWire

eCrypt Technologies (ECRY) Welcomes Matthew Johnson to Its Board of Directors
eCrypt Technologies (OTCQB: ECRY) welcomes Matthew Johnson to its Board of Directors MarketWire

Tenguy World International, Inc. Deploys Technology to Commercialize Oil and Gas Fields
Tenguy World International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: TGWI) reported today that it is deploying innovative technologies to commercialize oil and gas fields to develop assets safely and efficiently. MarketWire

Sarepta Therapeutics Receives Notice From Department of Defense for Termination of Ebola Therapeutic Program
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRPT), a developer of innovative RNA-based therapeutics, received notice from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that the Ebola portion of the Company's contract for the advanced development of hemorrhagic fever virus therapeutics was terminated for the convenience of the government due to funding constraints MarketWire

miiCard Opens API to First Global Trusted ID as a Service Platform
Online identity verification company miiCard today unveiled its global trusted Identity as a Service (IDaaS) platform through an open API (Application Programming Interface) and developer kit for companies that need to verify the identity of their customers or users online. MarketWire

Sarepta Therapeutics Announces Eteplirsen Meets Primary Endpoint of Increased Novel Dystrophin and Achieves Significant Clinical Benefit on 6-Minute Walk Test After 48 Weeks of Treatment in Phase IIb Study in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

eQuest's "Big Data for HR" Expands Its Reach by Aggregating Data From Multiple Sources
eQuest today announced that its "Big Data for HR" service has widened its reach beyond its own powerful data collection warehouse to include employment data records from a wide variety of highly respected, third party sources. Data sources include salary, supply and demand, hiring statistics by source, and reports by governmental agencies from around the world. MarketWire

LanzaTech Secures $15 Million Debt Financing From Western Technology Investment
LanzaTech, a pioneer in waste-to-fuels and chemicals technology, today announced that it has closed on $15 million in debt financing from Western Technology Investment (WTI), a private investment firm based in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, LanzaTech closed a $55 MarketWire

Randstad Sourceright Executive to Provide Recruitment Process Outsourcing Expertise at the HR Technology Conference
WHO: Rebecca Callahan, president of RPO for Randstad Sourceright, a global talent leader, and Mark Hamberlin, vice president of HR, Global Staffing for Cisco MarketWire

beBetter Launches Mobile App for iPhone and Android
beBetter Health, Inc., a corporate wellness company providing comprehensive solutions to employers, benefits brokers and consultants, announced today that it has launched beBetter Mobile™ as a fully integrated component of its end-to-end beBetter® System. MarketWire

Prior to Presidential Debate, Young Americans Say Issues and Record in Office Matter More Than Charisma and Likeability When Casting Votes for President
Generation Opportunity, the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in the United States engaging and mobilizing young Americans (ages 18-29 years old) on the important economic issues facing the nation, released new national polling data today on young adults as the 2012 presidential election nears MarketWire

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Marketers in New Study Point to Increasing Importance of Content Marketing, Yet Most Lack Strategy
Outbrain, in partnership with Econsultancy, today released an in-depth study on content marketing that looks in detail at the strategies, objectives, and challenges involved in the fast-growing field. With more than 90% of respondents predicting that content marketing will increase in importance over the next 12 months, the findings overwhelmingly point to the discipline's mounting importance MarketWire

Skytide and Edgeware Partner to Deliver Real-Time Multiscreen QoE Analytics With Market Leading Scalability
CDN World Summit -- Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, and Skytide, the leader in online video management analytics, today announced a joint solution that enables comprehensive, real time Quality of Experience (QoE) analytics in large scale multiscreen environments MarketWire

Mosaic Endures Shaky Phosphates Market in Fiscal First-Quarter 2013, but Sees Solid Sales in Coming Year, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Leading miner and fertilizer producer The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) (Plymouth, Minnesota) reported overall declines in the first quarter of the company's fiscal year 2013, as lower phosphate sales volumes and prices, as well as difficult weather conditions, offset steady gains in the Potash segment MarketWire

Industrial Info Tracks More Than $200 Billion in Projects in Rocky Mountains Region
Event Announcement from Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Industrial Info is pleased to be hosting our 2012-13 Market Outlook at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado, on October 18, 2012. The presentations will focus on project spending activity and market trends in the U.S. and Canada, with special emphasis on the Rocky Mountains market region. MarketWire

New Office Offers Boutique Care for Houston Plastic Surgery Patients
After a recent transition into solo private practice, Dr. James F. Boynton, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, has announced his move into a new facility designed to enhance the quality of patient care his practice is able to offer. Having incorporated several new features for patient comfort as well as a fully trained and superbly qualified staff, Dr MarketWire

Julian Bakery: Smart Carb Bread Allows Dieters to Stick to Low-Carb Meal Plan
USA Today reports that the low-carb lifestyle has garnered additional support from the medical community with regard to its value within a weight loss strategy. According to the article, professionals reviewed 17 individual studies that analyzed the success of 1,141 dieters on low-carb meal plans MarketWire

Varonis Reduces Costs and Takes Pain out of Data Governance
Varonis Systems Inc. has released version 5.8 of Varonis DatAdvantage, offering even more flexible, easier to manage and cost effective data governance for unstructured and semi-structured data while reducing system and network overhead MarketWire

Not Just Cartoons for Kids; Animation Industry Reaching All Ages has announced the addition of the new report "Global Animation Industry: Strategies Trends & Opportunities," to their collection of Technology market reports. For more information, visit MarketWire

Hardcore Gamers Intrigued by Gaming Potential of iPad has announced the addition of the new report "U.S. Cross-Platform Opportunities: A Profile of Hardcore Portable Gamer Interests and Buying Habits," to their collection of Consumer Goods & Retailing market reports. MarketWire

Triple Point Named "Software House of the Year - Asia" by Energy Risk Magazine
Triple Point Technology, the leading global provider of cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software, announced today that it has been named "Software House of the Year - Asia" by Energy Risk magazine MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: Farmers Insurance Visits Fort Lee, NJ Fire Department for Firefighters Appreciation Luncheon With Mobile Catastrophe Claims (MCC) Bus
As part of an eight-city MCC tour, local Farmers AgencyPoint representatives from the Parsippany, New Jersey AgencyPoint offices will conduct an appreciation cookout lunch to firefighters at the Fort Lee Fire Department, 557 Main Street, Fort Lee, New Jersey, Firehouse #3, October 4, 2012. MarketWire

Accredited Transcription Corp. Acquires 100% of Patent for Off-Site Transcription Service
Accredited Transcription Corp. previously acquired 66.6% ownership of United States Patent 6,298,328. Today, ATC announced that it acquired the remaining 33.4% of the patent. The invention consists of an off-site transcription system whereby the user speaks and the voice is transmitted to an off-site data site and converted into text. MarketWire

Walmart Canada Selects CommerceHub for eCommerce Drop Ship Fulfillment
CommerceHub®, the ONE Connection for supply chain integration and fulfillment solutions, has been selected by Walmart Canada to provide supplier integration and drop ship fulfillment for its eCommerce operations. CommerceHub's integration technology will enable Walmart Canada to expand product assortment by growing their direct-ship supply chain. MarketWire

Verengo Solar Opens Bay Area Headquarters in Concord; Announces Job Fair This Saturday, Oct. 6th
Verengo Solar, the leading residential solar installation company in California and one of the fastest growing in the nation, today announced the opening of its Northern California regional headquarters located at 1920 Mark Ct. in Concord, California. MarketWire

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. Announces Schedule for Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Teleconference
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. ("First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced the following schedule and contact information for its third quarter 2012 earnings release and teleconference: MarketWire

Symmetry Electronics Announces Distribution Agreement With North Pole Engineering
Symmetry Electronics, a leader in design-focused semiconductor distribution, today announced it has signed a global distribution agreement with North Pole Engineering (NPE) and is currently stocking NPE developed WiFi-IT! EDK. The WiFi-IT! EDK is designed to evaluate and develop wireless embedded sensor and control applications using GainSpan's low-power Wi-Fi products MarketWire

Binswanger Named Exclusive Agent for Major Industrial Facility in Opelika, Alabama
Binswanger has been named exclusive agent by WCB Alabama for the sale of a 991,801 sq. ft. industrial facility on approximately 70 acres located at 309 Williamson Avenue in Opelika, Alabama. The building was formerly used by CharBroil and Diversified Products. MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties to Hold Conference Call & Webcast of 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11am (ET)
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) announced today that its 2012 third quarter results will be released prior to the market open on Friday, November 2, 2012. Analysts, investors and other interested parties are invited to participate in the company's live conference call reviewing the results on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM (ET) MarketWire

Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC Announces That It Has Filed a Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Investors in Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Reminds Investors With Large Losses of Approaching Lead Plaintiff Deadline
Holzer Holzer & Fistel, LLC has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of purchasers of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Questcor" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: QCOR) common stock who purchased shares between April 26, 2011 and September 21, 2012, inclusive (the "Class Period") MarketWire

PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. Schedules Earning Release of 2012 Fiscal Year Results
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: PFLT) announced today that it will report its results for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012 on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 after the close of the financial markets. MarketWire

Nokia Siemens Networks: Making money with mobile broadband webinar series #1GBperday$

Ipsen initiates a phase II "Switch maintenance" trial in metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer with tasquinimod
Paris (France) and Lund (Sweden), 3 October 2012 - Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY) and Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) today announced the initiation of a new phase II proof of concept clinical trial, evaluating the activity of tasquinimod in advanced metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer patients GlobeNewswire

ING Bank meets EBA capital requirements
ING Bank meets the capital requirements of the European Banking Authority capital exercise with a core Tier 1 ratio of 11.1% per 30 June 2012.  GlobeNewswire

Pohjola's data included in OP-Pohjola Group's data in EBA exercise
Pohjola Bank plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE3 October 2012, 7.00 pm GlobeNewswire

OP-Pohjola Group capital adequacy on a solid basis indicated by EBA exercise
OP-Pohjola Group continues to show markedly larger capital buffers than those required by the recommendation of the European Banking Authority (EBA). Accordingly, no measures to enhance the capital base are required of the Group. OP-Pohjola Group has both a high Core Tier 1 ratio and low exposure to sovereign debt GlobeNewswire

KBC Bank meets 9% Core Tier-1 threshold in the EBA capital exercise
Regulated information* - 3 October 2012 (06:00 p.m. CEST) GlobeNewswire

NOR - Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting
Stavanger, 3 October 2012 GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Launches Global Business Law, A Comprehensive Mobile Solution for Commercial and In-House Lawyers
London, October 03, 2012 - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of a comprehensive mobile solution for lawyers working on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions GlobeNewswire

NOR - Summons to bondholders' meeting
Stavanger, 3 October 2012 GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä's Interim Report January-September 2012 to be published 17 October 2012 at 8.30 a.m. local time
Wärtsilä Corporation Financial Calendar 3 October 2012 at 10.00 am EET GlobeNewswire

Outotec expands its paste plant business by acquiring Backfill Specialists Pty Ltd in Australia

Hamilton, Bermuda, October 2, 2012 - The Board of Seadrill has today announced plans to implement a new management structure to ensure continued safe and efficient operations and support its global strategy. GlobeNewswire

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