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Supertel Hospitality Announces Dividends on Preferred Stock
Supertel Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT) which currently owns 74 hotels in 21 states, today announced the declaration and the continuation of regular dividends on its outstanding preferred stock. MarketWire

Wyndham Vacation Rentals(R) Earns 2013 TripAdvisor(R) Certificate of Excellence for Its Panama City Beach Property Sunrise Beach Resort
Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the world's largest professionally managed vacation rental business and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for its Sunrise Beach Resort property in Panama City Beach. MarketWire

NADL - Seadrill and North Atlantic Drilling announce strategic partnership
North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. ("NADL" orthe"Company") and Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill") announced in their firstquarter2013 reports that the companies were actively engaged in discussions withpotential strategic partners in order to strengthen NADL's position inharshenvironment areas. MarketWire

Invitation to the Extraordinary General Meeting of Metso Corporation
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on August 15, 2013 at 12:00 noonlocal time Notice is given to the shareholders of Metso Corporation to theExtraordinaryGeneral Meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 10.00 a.m. atScandicMarina Congress Center at the address Katajanokanlaituri 6, FI-00160Helsinki,Finland MarketWire

Ram Power, Corp. Announces Updates for the San Jacinto-Tizate Project
Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce an update on the remediation drilling program at the Company's San Jacinto-Tizate Project (the "Project"). MarketWire

Sims Metal Management Limited FY13 Full Year Results Conference Call
SYDNEY, Australia and NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sims Metal Management Limited (ASX:SGM) (NYSE:SMS) will release its FY13 full year results to: ·        Australian Securities Exchange on the morning of Friday 23 August 2013; and ·        New York Stock Exchange on the evening of Thursday 22 August 2013 ACN Newswire

Leif E. Darner named to Flowserve Board of Directors
DALLAS, August 14, 2013 - Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced that its board of directors has elected Leif E. Darner as a member of the board. With the addition of Darner, the Flowserve board increases to 11 members, 10 of whom are independent ACN Newswire

Endurance Welcomes Stuart Pattison to Lead U.S. Law Firm Insurance Unit
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - August 14, 2013 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Stuart Pattison has joined Endurance to lead the company's U.S. Law Firm practice ACN Newswire

Cytokinetics to Host Investor Event Following Presentation of Results from ATOMIC-AHF at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013
South San Francisco, CA, August 14, 2013 - Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced today its plans to host an Investor Event following the presentation of the results from the ATOMIC-AHF trial at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013.  The Cytokinetics event will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central European Time ACN Newswire

Hellas Sports Construction to Exhibit Innovative Product Line at the 2013 Florida Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference and Trade Show in Orlando
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - August 15, 2013) - The Florida Recreation and Park Association has been showcasing the finest in park and recreation products and services at their annual conferences for 70 years. FRPA's trade show boasts the largest attendance by delegate and exhibitor alike in the Southern Regional US, and one of the top three largest in the US for parks and recreation agencies MarketWire

TeamMCPc Sets $120,000 Record With Cycling Events for Charity
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - August 15, 2013) - TeamMCPc, the flagship group of MCPc Family Charities, announced today that throughout its riding season, it raised more than $120,000 worth of cash and in-kind donations for several charitable causes MarketWire

JDSU Announces Pricing of $575 Million of Senior Convertible Notes
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) ("JDSU") today announced that it has priced $575 million aggregate principal amount of its 0.625% Senior Convertible Debentures due 2033 (the "notes") in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended MarketWire

It's a Wrap! Maker Camp Ends With Epic Field Trip to Pixar Studios
Before campers pack their tents and roll-up their virtual sleeping bags, they'll be treated to a camp "Jamboree" at the fantasy world of Pixar Studios. Maker Camp on Google+, the free, virtual summer camp for teens officially ends six weeks of DIY project programming, Friday, August 16 with a virtual field trip to Pixar at 11:00am PDT MarketWire

SARES-REGIS Group Breaks Ground on Little Tokyo Apartment Community With 240-Units and Retail Space
SARES-REGIS Group launched construction on a premium 240-unit mixed-use apartment development on 1.74 acres in Los Angeles' historic downtown community of Little Tokyo. The project will include more than 16,000 square feet of retail space and a public parking garage. MarketWire

CAFEPRESS SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $60,000 to Contact Kahn Swick & Foti Regarding Serving as Lead Plaintiff - PRSS
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed against CafePress Inc MarketWire

BullsnBears.com Launches Financial News and Quotation Platform
BullsnBears.com, Inc. (OTCBB: BNBI) announced they will offer full Quotation Services to their subscribers through their BnBQuotes.com portal. MarketWire

Tax Expert & Attorney Joe B. Garza Issues Advisory Warning for Those Using Bitcoins to Veil Assets From the IRS
The once overlooked anonymous online currency, bitcoins, have been targeted by the federal government. Prominent Dallas-based attorney Joe B. Garza emphasizes that using bitcoins to hide assets is against federal law and amounts to tax evasion, adding that there exists plenty of other legal, ulterior methods of protecting one's assets and reducing tax liability. MarketWire

Interfor Rebuilds Kiln, Employees Return to Full-Time Work
INTERNATIONAL FOREST PRODUCTS LIMITED ("Interfor" or the "Company") (TSX: IFP.A) has announced that less than six months after acquiring the Swainsboro, GA, sawmill, it has completed a new $2.8-million state-of-the-art Dual Path Kiln. MarketWire

Children's Home Gains Advantage From Helpful Hotels in Vienna, Austria
Coming to the aid of a Romanian children's home, two prominent Vienna hotels were part of an annual campaign by the South Germany and Switzerland Business Council that recently brought needed services and supplies to children who reside at Stern der Hoffnung near Alba, Iulia. The home is located in Transylvania, a historic region of central Romania. MarketWire

Hotel Near Doral, FL Offers State-of-the-Art Meeting Rooms
Successful event planners know that a meeting can be more than just a place to gather; the setting itself can wow visitors and leave a lasting impression. Whether it's a training or business meeting, events at this hotel in the Doral area in Miami are convenient and professionally-run. MarketWire

FrogAds, Inc. Files for Dissolution; Company to De-List Stock
On June 7, 2013, FrogAds, Inc. filed a certificate of dissolution with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada (the "Certificate of Dissolution"). The Certificate of Dissolution, which became effective at 9:35 a.m. Pacific Time on June 7, 2013, provides for the dissolution of the Company under the General Corporation Law of the State of Nevada (the "Dissolution") MarketWire

DSI Moves Up in 2013 Mobile Application Development Platforms Magic Quadrant for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision
DSI, a global leader in mobile enterprise management, has once again been placed on Gartner Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms (MADP) report, which assesses leading vendors of business-to-consumer, business-to-business and business-to-enterprise mobile applications. [1] MarketWire

RiceBran Technologies Reports 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results
RiceBran Technologies (OTCQB: RIBT), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. MarketWire

Ametherm Receives UL Recognition for MegaSurge Series Inrush Current Limiting NTC Thermistors
Ametherm today announced that its MegaSurge series of inrush current limiting NTC thermistors has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. In addition to recognition per UL file number E209153, the devices are the industry's only inrush current limiters certified to UL 1434 for single- and three-phase input voltages up to 480 VAC. MarketWire

First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. to Participate in Raymond James 2013 U.S. Bank Conference
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "First Midwest") (NASDAQ: FMBI), the holding company of First Midwest Bank, today announced that it will be participating in the Raymond James 2013 U.S. Bank Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois on August 22, 2013. Michael L MarketWire

Travelers Are Sitting Pretty in Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North's New Desk Chairs
When deadlines are imminent and businesspeople are on the road, there's no underestimating the value of a good workspace. From well-lit desks, to Internet access, to ergonomic chairs, the available business features can make or break a traveler's productivity. With that in mind, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North is pleased to announce its recent upgrade of its guestrooms' desk chairs. MarketWire

BigRoad Announces iPhone Edition
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Ice Air Welcomes Our New Engineering Manager, Alan Shihab
Ice Air, a leading manufacturer of HVAC equipment, is pleased to welcome Alan Shihab to the position of Vice President of Engineering. In this position, Mr. Shihab will lead new product design and development, manage technical support, and oversee ongoing product enhancement and specifications. MarketWire

Cassidian Communications to Showcase End-to-End Public Safety Solutions at APCO 2013 Conference
Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, will exhibit at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) 2013 Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif., August 18-21. MarketWire

South Beach Marriott Offers Delicious Dining Deals During Restaurant Month
It's always hot in Miami -- both literally and figuratively -- but things are about to get little spicier. August and September host Miami Spice Restaurant Month, and the South Beach Marriott's restaurant on Ocean Drive is excited to be on the menu of this enticing event. MarketWire

Avista Requests Recovery of Costs for Providing Service in Oregon
New capital investments in updating natural gas pipe and technology led Avista (NYSE: AVA) to file a request today with the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC) to increase natural gas rates for customers by an overall 9.8 percent. The company's last general rate increase request in Oregon was filed in 2010. MarketWire

Nuvilex: The Real Story
The OTC Journal, the longest running electronic newsletter focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, wishes to provide accurate information on Nuvilex's (OTCQB: NVLX) unique live-cell encapsulation technology and its use in developing disease treatments. MarketWire

Pacific Life Helps Facilitate Better Client Conversations Through a New Digital Asset Allocation Platform
Pacific Life is taking diversification digital. Financial advisors can now access quarterly holdings data as well as information about the company's best-selling variable annuity asset allocation portfolios -- Portfolio Optimization Portfolios and Pacific Dynamix® Portfolios -- anywhere, anytime, online to use for conversations with clients. MarketWire

Cardinal Mobile Announces Trimble's Expansion of the Juno T41 Handheld Computer Configurations
Cardinal Mobile (http://www.cardinalmobile.com), an authorized distributor of Trimble rugged mobile computers and tablets, announces Trimble's expansion of the Juno T41 Handheld Computer configurations. MarketWire

Recharging Stations to Be Available at Health Fair 11 at the Fair
After several hours of fun at the Minnesota State Fair, many fairgoers need to "recharge" in more ways than one. Health Fair 11 at the Fair is coming to their rescue with the R & R Station in Health Fair 11's location at the southwest corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street MarketWire

PodcastOne Teams Up With Abacast and Hits Target
As PodcastOne, the leader in audio on-demand programming, continues to expand its offerings, it also refines its message delivery system by partnering with Abacast, a leading provider of streaming, advertising, and audience analytics services for the digital radio industry MarketWire

Bridge Bank Ranks in the Top 5 Percent for SBA Lending in California
Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that it has ranked 10th out of 200 lenders in California for Small Business Association "SBA" lending through the SBA's third quarter. MarketWire

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Features Fresh Seafood, Hot Deals for Restaurant Month
There is always something exciting on the menu in Miami, and this summer, Miami Spice Restaurant Month brings that thrill to restaurants across the city, including Catch Grill & Bar at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. MarketWire

Save up to 60% on Weekend or Holiday Stays in Washington, DC at Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Late summer, fall and winter holiday travel to Washington, DC has gotten even better with a fabulous hotel offer that includes low weekend and holiday rates at a four-star hotel in Washington, DC. MarketWire

The Residences at W Atlanta - Downtown Surpasses 50% Sold Mark
As The Residences at W Atlanta - Downtown receives national attention as an unmatched opportunity for luxury living, sales continue to surge and the residences are over 50% sold. One-bedroom homes are completely sold out, with select two- and three-bedroom homes and two-story penthouses, featuring five-star features and amenities, still available MarketWire

Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald Trial Attorneys Settle New York Birth Injury Lawsuit for $2,850,000.00
The attorneys at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald have been representing clients in medical malpractice matters since the firm began operating in 1971 MarketWire

Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers at Bernstein & Poisson Settle Nevada Car Accident Lawsuit
The Las Vegas injury attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson have been representing clients who were wrongfully injured in car accidents in the area for 30 years MarketWire

Dover Saddlery Announces Hiring of James Cullen, Executive Vice President
Dover Saddlery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DOVR), the leading multi-channel retailer of equestrian products, today announced the hiring of James Cullen to the newly created position of executive vice president. MarketWire

Leading Big Data Providers & IT Leaders to Gather at Computerworld's Data+ Conference to Discuss Analyzing, Predicting & Monetizing Big Data
IDG's Computerworld -- the IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results -- is bringing together more than 250 IT decision-makers and the leading big data solution provides at the 2013 Data+ conference. This year's agenda aligns with key big data trends facing IT decision-makers and business leaders MarketWire

NCPDP Announces Electronic Prior Authorization Webinar on August 22nd
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) announced today its educational webinar, "Presenting the new Electronic Prior Authorization Transactions" within the federally mandated NCPDP SCRIPT Standard for ePrescribing, which will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. MarketWire

CRN Magazine Names Pure Storage to 2013 Emerging Vendors List
Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage array company, today announced that it has been honored by UBM Tech Channel's CRN Magazine as a 2013 Emerging Technology Vendor MarketWire

Punch Bowl Social Opens Portland Location
Punch Bowl Social (PBS), a restaurant concept combining a modern diner and scratch kitchen with a high-volume mixology bar and old-school entertainment, has opened a new location at Pioneer Place in downtown Portland, Ore MarketWire

Cantega Technologies Announces Strategic Alliance With Quanta Services
Cantega Technologies Inc., a solution-oriented company and manufacturer of products that improve power system reliability is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic alliance with Quanta Services, a leading specialized contracting services company that delivers infrastructure solutions for the electric power and natural gas and pipeline industries. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Holdings Corporation Signs Agreement With the Casale Group for Ammonia and Urea Plant Technology
BioNitrogen Holdings Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes exclusive technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Casale Group of Switzerland to employ its ammonia and urea plant technology for BioNitrogen's first plant in Hardee County MarketWire

TSANet Elects New Officers for 2013
TSANet (Technical Support Alliance Network), the industry's largest vendor-neutral support alliance, has announced the election of executive officers for the period of July 2013 to July 2014. MarketWire

Acer America Recognized as 2013 Microsoft U.S. Multinational OEM Partner of the Year
Acer America today announced it has won the 2013 Microsoft U.S. Multinational OEM Partner of the Year Award for the United States. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft Corp. partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. MarketWire

Precious Metals, Mobile Technology, Green Energy and Retail in OtcbbJournal's New Micro-Cap Research Report
Coates International, Inc. (OTCQB: COTE) has successfully completed the first phase of R&D of designing and manufacturing the first Coates water splitting reactor that produces hydrogel or hydroxyl gas on demand that is used to power a Coates CSRV 14 HP internal combustion engine. Power generated from water MarketWire

California's Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act Nears Completion
The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act, intended for California's ballot in November 2014, is nearing completion. This is the first State Initiative created as an open-source, grassroots project by thousands of people contributing to the language via an open Google document. MarketWire

ULLtraDIMM(TM) Wins Flash Memory Summit 2013 Best of Show Award
SMART Storage Systems, Inc., an innovative enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) technology provider, today announced that the ULLtraDIMM™ SSD was named a Flash Memory Summit 2013 Best of Show award winner in the Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application category MarketWire

AnythingCostumes Adds New Man of Steel Costume
ABC Online Resources LLC has expanded the lineup of costumes and party props on its website, Anythingcostumes.com, adding the Superman costume as seen in the most recent movie version of the Man of Steel and more props and party accessories for every occasion. MarketWire

ISCS Announces Update to SurePower Innovation Policy Administration Suite
Insurance solutions developer ISCS, creator of the SurePower Innovation® Policy Administration Suite (SurePower), is pleased to announce that via the latest release, version 3.0.6, new document management functionality is now available. MarketWire

Global Companion Biomarker Market to Catapult to $319 Million by 2018
TriMarkPublications.com cites in its newly published "Companion Biomarkers in Drug Development" report that the global companion biomarker market will catapult to $319 million by 2018. For more information, visit: http://www.trimarkpublications.com/companion-biomarkers-in-drug-development/. MarketWire

AppDirect to Hold First Summit, Only CSB-Focused Industry Event
AppDirect, the leading cloud marketplace company, announced today that its inaugural Partner Summit will take place this September 10th-12th, 2013, in downtown San Francisco MarketWire

Kellogg Selects BrightRoll as Its Digital Video Advertising Platform Partner
BrightRoll, the largest independent video advertising platform, today announced that Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) has chosen to simplify and maximize the efficiency of all of its digital video advertising through the award-winning BrightRoll technology platform. MarketWire

ClassDojo Mobilizes More Teachers to Build Students' Character Anywhere With Version 2.0 of Its Popular iOS and Android Apps
Today, ClassDojo, the free behavior development platform for teachers, students, and parents, is launching a major update -- version 2.0 of its mobile apps for iOS and Android MarketWire

Memorial Children's Hospital Receives $56,500 From 2013 Four Winds Invitational
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds Casinos®, are pleased to announce a donation of $56,500 to Memorial Children's Hospital™. The donation, which is from proceeds of the 2013 Four Winds Invitational, will be used to purchase a neonatal incubator transport unit for Memorial Children's Hospital's MedFlight helicopter program MarketWire

NuVasive(R) Announces Expansion and Relocation of UK Office
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, is excited to announce the expansion and relocation of the Company's UK office. MarketWire

TAB Bank Names Jan Allen Ackley as Vice President of Asset Based Lending
TAB Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Allen Ackley as Vice President of Asset Based Lending. Ackley will be based out of TAB Bank's corporate headquarters in Ogden, UT and will oversee all personnel, operations, and functions as it relates to TAB's growing portfolio of Asset Based Lending clients. MarketWire

Manchester United and Bulova Announce Global Partnership
English Premier League football club, Manchester United (NYSE: MANU) and prestigious global watchmaker, Bulova have today announced a three year sponsorship agreement to become the Club's Official Timekeeper and Global Partner. MarketWire

I. M. Skaugen SE : 1H Result 2013
The I.M. Skaugen Group (IMSK) achieved a pre-tax result for 1H13 of USD20.7 mill, compared to a negative USD5.1 mill in 1H12. The EBITDA for the Norgas segment for 1H13 was USD7.2 mill, compared to USD14.6 in 1H12. GlobeNewswire

Bavarian Nordic to Host First Half 2013 Results Conference Call
KVISTGAARD, Denmark - August 15, 2013 - Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX:BAVA, OTC: BVNRY) will announce its 2013 first half results on Thursday, August 22, 2013. GlobeNewswire

GeoHoliday Vacation Club Reveals Top Summer Travel Deals for 2013
GeoHoliday Vacation Club, in celebration of summer travel, has created new travel promotions that are designed to give members the getaways of their dreams at incredible prices they can afford.   GlobeNewswire

West Texas Resources, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Port Hudson Interest
West Texas Resources, Inc. (OTCQX: WTXR), a Texas-based independent oil and gas company, today announced its acquisition of a 7.24625% working interest in the oil and gas leases, wells and attendant production in the Port Hudson field, Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, for total consideration of $702,900. MarketWire

Small Business Administration Refuses to Release Contracting Data, According to the American Small Business League
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is refusing to release the names of firms that received $89.9 billion in federal contracts reported as going to small businesses. On Tuesday, July 2 the SBA claimed the federal government had awarded 22.25 percent of all federal contracts to small businesses during fiscal year 2012. MarketWire

Hospitality Technology Reveals Results of 2013 Customer Engagement Tech Study
Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine has released the results of its second annual Customer Engagement Technology Study. Through a research partnership with University of Denver Daniels College of Business and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at UNLV, the study boasts 143 findings on how foodservice and hospitality operators are engaging guests. MarketWire

Distributed Data Safer Than Centralized "Cloud" Data
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today from NEW YORK, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said the company is focused on releasing new product centered on the individual ownership and control of their own data while having this data protected by the SmartMetric Inc. created miniature biometrics reader and authentication system. MarketWire

Commitment to Growing Business and Serving Clients Continues at Fiduciary Trust With Promotion of Carin Pai and Two New Hires
Fiduciary Trust Company International, a leading wealth management firm headquartered in New York City, announced that Carin Leong Pai, CFA(1), has been promoted to executive vice president and director of equity management where she will have broad responsibility for the firm's equity management competencies. Pai will also join Fiduciary Trust's Management Committee MarketWire

SourceLink.net Provides Market Update and Information on Advantages to Mining Exploration and Development in the Province of Quebec
SourcingLink.net Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SNET) Pursuant to yesterday's press release SourceLink.net has signed an agreement to acquire 100% interest in the Eldor Rare Earth Property Claims (Eldor Project) located in Northern Quebec, Canada. The Company expects to execute on this agreement with an initial payment prior to August 20th, 2013 MarketWire

400 Mayors to Join "Extra Mile" Mission
One hundred and eighty-four Mayors from across the United States have already declared November 1, 2013, as Extra Mile Day... a day to recognize the opportunity we each have to create positive change in our families, organizations and communities when we "go the extra mile." MarketWire

$3 Million Investment in Punchh Signals Restaurant Industry's Shift to Mobile
Punchh, a leader in mobile solutions for the restaurant industry, announced that it has raised $3 million in venture capital funding to further expand its market leadership position and accelerate growth in the $20 billion U.S. restaurant marketing segment. This brings the total funding raised by Punchh to $4 million. MarketWire

Mitchell Improves Shop Workflow With New RepairCenter ToolStore Add-Ons
Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced the release of five new add-ons to the RepairCenter ToolStore. These add-ons bring extensive functionality from third party partners into Mitchell's RepairCenter platform MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's New BiSy Single-Line ESD Protection Diode Saves Board Space in Portable Electronics
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm by 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the VBUS05A1-SD0 offers low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines against transient voltage signals. MarketWire

Jerry Sheets Joins Hunt Construction Group as Vice President of Aviation
Hunt Construction Group, Inc. in proud to welcome Jerry Sheets as Hunt's Vice President of Aviation. Sheets is a 26-year veteran of the construction industry with 22-years of aviation construction experience. Sheets graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management. MarketWire

This Summer Plan and Save for Future College Costs
ScholarShare, California's 529 college savings program, is reminding parents that even in the middle-to-end of summer they need to continue preparing for their child's college education. One great way to do that is by contributing to a ScholarShare account or opening a new one, which can be done with as little as $25 MarketWire

Growing Pains as the Economic Recovery Turns Four
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) released today its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for August, showing that despite the lackluster jobs recovery four years into the economic recovery, housing will continue to provide an increasingly positive boost to GDP in the second half of 2013. A short preview video and the complete August 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook are available here. MarketWire

Treasurer McCord Lowers Fees Nearly 30% for PA 529 Guaranteed Savings Program
HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - August 15, 2013) - State Treasurer Rob McCord announced good news today for families saving for higher education with the Pennsylvania 529 Guaranteed Saving Plan (GSP). Due to the greatly improved financial status of the GSP Fund, which is now actuarially fully funded, fees and premiums are being reduced. MarketWire

DigiCert Internal Name Tool Helps Administrators Prepare MS Exchange Environments for ICANN Release of New gTLDs
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Storytelling and the Future of Children's Digital Publishing Find Unity in New App From Wasabi Productions
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - August 15, 2013) - App developer Wasabi Productions today announces the launch of a new breed of storybook app powered by Unity3D, which is more commonly a game development ecosystem MarketWire

Lionel Trains Launches Company's First iPad Gaming Application
Lionel Trains (http://www.lionel.com/), the iconic model train company with a 113-year heritage, today announced the launch of its first iPad gaming application, Lionel Battle Train. The action-packed mobile game challenges players to deliver cargo on a customizable train while fighting off enemy RoboCars through nineteen different missions and three unique regions MarketWire

Boston Tech Community Celebrates Area's Innovation Culture at Inaugural TechJam Block Party
On October 3rd, 2013, Boston-area companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, students and industry associations will come together for the inaugural Boston TechJam, a block party celebrating Boston's tech industry leadership and status as a cradle of innovation MarketWire

Curves: UK Study Reveals Women Burn 15,000 Calories Shopping Each Year
While it's no secret that shopping is one of women's favourite activities, according to a UK-based survey it's also a worthwhile exercise - helping ladies burn off as much as 15,000 calories per year. MarketWire

14-Provider Orthopaedic Associates of Augusta, P.A., Selects the Easy-to-Use SRS EHR Over Point-and-Click and Hospital-Based EHRs
SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that Orthopaedic Associates of Augusta (OAA) has selected the SRS EHR for its 14 providers and 2 locations. OAA, located in Augusta, Georgia, chose the SRS EHR after a comprehensive, 5-year search that rejected both the hospital's EHR and a popular ambulatory EHR. MarketWire

Fairmont Heritage Place Renews Multi-Year Affiliation Agreement With The Registry Collection(R) Program
Fairmont Heritage Place, a leader in the luxury travel industry, recently renewed its affiliation agreement with The Registry Collection program. The Registry Collection, the largest luxury exchange program in the world, currently offers more than 200 properties either available for exchange or under development in 40 countries. MarketWire

Big Headliners Turn Out for Zumba(R) Fitness-Concert(TM) Streaming Live on Billboard.com, August 15th
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Mortgage Rates Hold
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates largely unchanged from the previous week after bouncing around over the past few weeks on market speculation that the Federal Reserve will taper in its upcoming September monetary policy committee meeting. MarketWire

Apperian Hosting Discussion on Enterprise Mobility
Apperian, the industry pioneer for mobile application management (MAM), is hosting an interactive networking event for mobile businesses and thought leaders to connect and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends associated with mobility in the enterprise. MarketWire

Trevali Commences Concentrate Production at Santander Mine
Trevali Mining Corporation ("Trevali" or the "Company") (TSX: TV)(TSX: TV.WT)(OTCQX: TREVF)(LMA: TV)(FRANKFURT: 4TI) wishes to announce that it has commenced zinc and lead-silver concentrate production from the metallurgical plant at the Santander Mine in Peru. MarketWire

AlliedBarton Security Services to Host Free Seminar -- Making the Case: Preventing Violence in the Healthcare Industry
AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, will host a free workplace violence prevention seminar, Making the Case: Preventing Violence in the Healthcare Industry, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The seminar will take place at CHOC Children's Hospital -- Wade Educational Center, 1201 W. La Veta Ave MarketWire

Xact Data Discovery Expands Discovery Consulting Team
Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of discovery and data management services for law firms, corporations and government agencies, announces the addition of attorney Chris Chapman to the company's e-discovery consulting team, serving as its new Relativity workflow manager MarketWire

/ CORRECTION: Doral Financial Corporation to Hold Conference Call Friday, August 16, 2013 on Financial Results for the Second-Quarter Ended June 30, 2013
Doral Financial Corporation (NYSE: DRL) ("Doral" or the "Company"), the holding company of Doral Bank, with operations in Puerto Rico and the U.S MarketWire

Impending End of Life for Microsoft Windows XP Drives BDNA's Microsoft Master Series Webinars on Desktop Best Practices
BDNA, the leading Data as a Service (DaaS) company, today announced the Microsoft Master Series, a set of expert webinars designed to educate and inform IT professionals on how to optimize their desktop environments for increased productivity and business results MarketWire

Ericsson: First Joint Meeting for Russian-Swedish Business Council Held in Moscow
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MAX-D's Liquid Spins and InComm Rolling Out New Liquid Spins Giftcards Nationwide
Max Sound Corporation (OTCQB: MAXD) -- the HD audio company that dramatically improves the quality of digital sound across multiple media and platforms without increasing file size -- today announced that InComm and Liquid Spins have ramped-up production of new Digital Music Giftcards; adding a fresh look and new locations to their current distribution network MarketWire

Learn How to Drive Purchase to Pay Process Improvement During Keynote Presentation at PayStream INNOVATE 2013
PayStream Advisors, Inc., a leading independent research and advisory firm, today announced that Kelly Coxon, UPMC's Director of Procure to Pay, will take center stage at PayStream INNOVATE '13: The Purchase to Pay Summit, as this year's keynote speaker on September 18, in Charlotte, NC. MarketWire

Netlist Appoints Charles F. Cargile to Board of Directors
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, today announced that Charles F. Cargile has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors and will serve as Chairman of the Netlist Audit Committee. MarketWire

Cardero Provides Update on Metallurgical Coal Quality at the Carbon Creek Deposit, Northeast British Columbia
Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero" or the "Company") (TSX: CDU)(NYSE MKT: CDY)(FRANKFURT: CR5) is pleased to provide an update on coal quality results from the Company's flagship Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal deposit. Cardero has completed 42,000 metres of drilling and coal quality sampling over the past 24 months MarketWire

Litera Expands Collaboration Suite With Acquisition of AxxiTRIALS Clinical Trials Portal
Litera® announces the acquisition of AxxiTRIALS, a leading Clinical Trials Portal solution providing life science companies and clinical research organizations (CROs) with a platform designed to dramatically speed site start-up, patient recruitment, and end-to-end clinical trial operations. MarketWire

Ensquared Reports Unlocked Handsets Drives Growth for Cell Phone Insurance
Ensquared, the number one authority for Phone and Tablet insurance on the Internet, reports a recent trend emerging in the mobile space whereby consumers in the US have taken a stern approach to purchasing unlocked handsets and connecting them to SIM only type wireless plans. MarketWire

Vello CX Networking Systems Now Available Through EMC Select
Vello Systems, a leading provider of deployable software-defined infrastructure for matching system resources to application requirements in cloud, big data and other critical enterprise services, today announced that the company's flagship Vello CX networking system (Vello CX4000 and Vello CX16000) is now available through the EMC® Select program MarketWire

Adherex Announces Corporate Update
Adherex Technologies Inc. (TSX: AHX)(OTCQB: ADHXF) announced today that David Lieberman has resigned from the Board of Directors. Rosty Raykov, CEO and a director of Adherex, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Robert Andrade has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and a director of the Company MarketWire

JBI, Inc. Announces Initial Third Quarter 2013 Fuel Production, Files Form 10-Q for Second Quarter 2013, Announces Board and Governance Changes, and $3 Million Secured Debt Commitment
JBI, Inc. (the "Company" or "JBI") (OTCQB: JBII), a clean energy company that recycles waste plastic into liquid fuels, today announced select initial third quarter fuel production metrics. In addition, the Company announced that it has filed its Form 10-Q for its second fiscal quarter of 2013 and that it has made changes in the Company's executive team and Board of Directors. MarketWire

247 Jets Announces Appointment of Mr. Mustafa Dar, Notable Entrepreneur to Corporate Management Team
247 Jets (http://247jets.com/), a fast developing Private Jet Charter Service based off the Pacific Coast, is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed Mr. Mustafa Dar as new Corporate President. 247 Jets is an exclusive private jet company which provides complete personalized chartered flights by State-of-Art Private Jets; a singular all inclusive source for private air travel. MarketWire

Lithium Exploration Group Reports Positive Test Results at Morinville Disposal Facility
Lithium Exploration Group Inc. (OTCQB: LEXG) announced today that the initial testing required to reactivate its disposal well near Morinville, AB, was successful MarketWire

BluForest Inc. Signs an LOI Entering Into Discussions of the Pre-Purchase of Carbon Credits Which May Result in a Potential 12 Million Dollar Annual Revenue
BluForest Inc. (OTCBB: BLUF) (OTCQB: BLUF) ("BluForest" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the field of Carbon Trading and Renewable Energy, announced today that the company signed a Letter of Intent on August 12, 2013 MarketWire

ProTek Capital Announces LOI to Acquire MotoVox(R) Small Engine and Power Sport Products Manufacturer With Approximately $12 Million in Annual Revenue
ProTek Capital, Inc. (OTC PINK: PRPM) ("ProTek") today announced entering into a Letter of Intent (LOI) agreement to acquire APT Group, Inc. (APT), a manufacturer and distributor of technologically advanced, environmentally friendly utility and power-sports products. MarketWire

Stock Market Media Group Issues Nuvilex, Inc. Road to Phase III Clinical Trials Report
Stock Market Media Group, a research and content development investor relations firm, issued its Third Quarter Update and the first installment of its Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX): Road to Phase III Clinical Trials Report today MarketWire

20 Years of Modern Bakery Moscow From 23 - 26 April 2014
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dmexco 2013 Wins Over the Media World Elite as Its Partners
New international TV partners as well as leading German and international trade and business publications are collaborating with the dmexco 2013 to further strengthen the growing economic significance of the global digital business in the media. The new media partners of the dmexco include among others Ad Age, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Süddeutsche Zeitung and CNBC MarketWire

ProMap Acquires Advanced Cannabis Solutions
Promap Corporation (OTCBB: PMAP) announced today the acquisition of Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc. (ACS), a privately owned Colorado-based company that plans to become a national leader in the rapidly emerging, regulated marijuana industry. MarketWire

LeadMD CEO Justin Gray Named to 2013 Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40
LeadMD, an industry leader in marketing automation and CRM consulting services, today announced that its founder and CEO, Justin Gray, has been named a 2013 Direct Marketing News "40 Under 40" winner. He joins 39 other leaders in the marketing industry whose innovation and achievements have set the pace for the direct marketing industry. MarketWire

MMRGlobal Announces 51% Overall Increase in 2nd Quarter Revenues Led by MMRPro & Subscriber Revenues
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Virident Welcomes Former Brocade CEO Michael Klayko to Its Board of Directors
Virident Systems Inc., the performance leader in flash-based storage-class memory (SCM) solutions, today announced that Michael Klayko, former Brocade CEO and current CEO of MKA Capital LLC, has joined the company's board of directors. Klayko brings more than 30 years of strategic management and technology industry experience to Virident's board. MarketWire

Kid Brands Appoints Jodie Simon Friedman as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) today announced that the Company has appointed Jodie Simon Friedman as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective as of August 14, 2013. Marc Goldfarb resigned his position as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to pursue other opportunities. At the Company's request, Mr MarketWire

Kid Brands, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) today reported financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2013 ("Q2 2013"). MarketWire

Marathon Patent Group Surpasses $1.5 Million in Patent Settlement & Licensing Proceeds in Second Quarter
Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (OTCBB: MARAD) ("Marathon"), a patent licensing company, announced today its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 ("Q2 2013"). MarketWire

BIOLASE Declares Stock Dividend for 2013 Third Quarter
BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental lasers, and a pioneer in laser surgery in other medical specialties, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a one-half percent stock dividend payable on September 13, 2013, to stockholders of record on August 30, 2013. MarketWire

SMA Alliance, Inc. Announces Share Cancellation
SMA Alliance Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SMAA) is pleased to announce the board has voted and approved the retirement of 170,000,000 shares of its currently outstanding shares. With this cancellation, total outstanding shares for the company are reduced from 301.9 million shares to 131.9 million, which approximates a 56% percent reduction MarketWire

Quantum Debuts Comprehensive Object Storage Testing Environment at Switch SUPERNAP Data Center
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in big data management and data protection, today introduced its new Lattus™ Demo Lab for customers to experience a full-scale, cloud-based object storage testing environment MarketWire

Exlites Announces International Partnership
Exlites Holdings International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EXHI) announced today that it is in negotiations with China based medical equipment manufacturers regarding a partnership that allows the company to offer high-tech medical equipment to its customers at cost effective prices MarketWire

KDDI, the Parent Company of TELEHOUSE Opens Global Networks Operations Center in Ho Chi Minh City
KDDI, the parent company of TELEHOUSE, the United States' leading provider of dedicated data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces the opening of its Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) in Ho Chi Minh City operating under KDDI's local subsidiary, KDDI Vietnam. MarketWire

Third Annual Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa Regen Med Partnering Forum Announces Presenting Companies
The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the international organization representing the interests of the regenerative medicine community, today announced the presenting companies for its upcoming Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa (SCMOM) Regen Med Partnering Forum MarketWire

Ink Launches Development Framework for People to Instantly Access and Move Content Across iOS Applications
Ink today announced the launch of its Ink Mobile solution. The new iOS development framework brings PC functionality to mobile devices, seamlessly connecting content directly into and across popular applications and cloud services MarketWire

What Makes a Supply Chain Successful? New Research Initiative From the APICS Foundation and Michigan State University to Redefine the Future of Global Supply Chain Management
APICS, the world's largest and most respected association for supply chain and operations management professionals, today announced its research organization, the APICS Foundation, will begin an important new research initiative in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU) MarketWire

Freescale Semiconductor Uses Cadence Encounter RTL-to-GDSII Flow to Tapeout a 28nm 1.8GHz Communications Processor
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Freescale® Semiconductor used the latest release of Encounter® Digital Implementation (EDI) System to tapeout its next generation QorIQ® T4240 system on chip (SoC) running at 1.8 GHz MarketWire

Enacomm Unveils 4Cast, CRM Application to Predict Future Customer Behavior
Enacomm, Inc., a leading provider of voice processing infrastructure, applications and services that optimize customer call interactions, today unveiled 4Cast, a sophisticated customer relationship management (CRM) application that analyzes past and current user data to predict a customer's future behavior MarketWire

Medistem Announces Patent Application on Stem Cell Secreted Nanoparticles (Exosomes)
Medistem, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MEDS), announced today the publication of a patent application entitled "Therapeutic Immune Modulation by Stem Cell Secreted Exosomes." The patent application covers the use of stem cell derived nanoparticles, termed "exosomes", for the treatment of autoimmune conditions, including Type 1 Diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. MarketWire

BigMachines Announces BigIdeas 2013 EMEA
BigMachines, Inc., the undisputed global leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce, will host its annual BigIdeas EMEA cloud CPQ conference for global B2B sales and technology professionals, 17-18 September 2013 at The Hilton London Tower Bridge MarketWire

AnyMeeting Leads Industry by Deploying WebRTC Technology in Full-Featured Web Conferencing Platform
AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web conferencing software for small business, announced that it has deployed WebRTC technology into its full-featured web conferencing platform -- leading the conferencing industry in applying this emerging technology standard. MarketWire

Vemma(R) Elite Members Dan and Cathy Sarver Become Royal Ambassadors
Dan and Cathy Sarver of Overland Park, Kansas, have advanced to the rank of Royal Ambassador in the Vemma compensation plan, which is one of the top positions in the company. MarketWire

Mobivity Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Provides Business Update
Mobivity Holdings Corporation (OTCQB: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary mobile marketing technologies and solutions, announced today second quarter financial results for the three-month period ending June 30, 2013. MarketWire

1ST Constitution Bancorp to Acquire Rumson-Fair Haven Bank and Trust Company
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Spherix Retains Leading Patent Licensing Team to Monetize Patent Portfolio Acquired From Rockstar
Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) -- an intellectual property development company today announced an update to its ongoing efforts to monetize the Company's significant patent portfolio recently acquired from Rockstar Consortium. MarketWire

Artemis Energy Holdings, Inc. Rescinds Deal, Returns Convenience Store Businesses to Artemis Acquisition Corp.
Artemis Energy Holdings Inc. (OTC Pink: ARTT) has rescinded the merger transaction with Artemis Acquisition Corp. ("AAC"). As part of the rescission all assets and subsidiary Travel Center Partners have been returned to AAC and Artemis Energy Holdings Inc. is no longer in the business of convenience stores, car-washes and quick service restaurants. MarketWire

Sleepy Plandai Stock Matches 52-Week High
Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, notes that despite the recent market downturn, has Plandaí Biotechnology Inc.'s shares (OTCQB: PLPL) matched its 52-week high earlier this week and appears primed to move substantially higher MarketWire

Roambi Named 2013 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Award Winner
Roambi, the stunning business app that redesigns the way the world interacts with data, today announced that it has received the 2013 Ventana Research Technology Innovation Award for Business Intelligence. Roambi is recognized for its creative data suite of business applications that transform critical data into compelling business insights -- anytime, anywhere. MarketWire

Back by Popular Demand! Games Week Kicks Off at Redbox on August 18
Games Week is back at Redbox, offering free one-day video game rentals when customers reserve a game online August 18-22.* MarketWire

Goldman Small Cap Research Initates Research Coverage of GRILLiT, Inc.
Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, has initiated research coverage of GRILLiT, Inc. (OTC Pink: GRLT) a growing Latin-Caribbean fusion restaurant chain that marries fast casual with nutritious and healthy food. MarketWire

Invensys Participates in CityNext
Invensys, a focused supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world's major industries, is working with Microsoft on CityNext, an initiative designed to help governments, businesses and citizens reimagine what is next for their cities. MarketWire

VirTra Reports Record $5.33 Million in Purchase Orders and Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013
VirTra Systems (PINKSHEETS: VTSI), a leading provider of firearms simulators to military, law enforcement agencies and other organizations, today reported unaudited financial results for its second quarter of 2013, ended June 30. The unaudited financial statements are available on VirTra's website and here. MarketWire

SolidFire Lounge Showcases VMware Allocation, Management and Enforcement of Storage Quality of Service (QoS) During VMworld
VMWORLD -- SolidFire, the leader in all-SSD storage systems designed for large scale cloud infrastructure, will be hosting the SolidFire Lounge at the W Hotel, just steps from VMworld from August 26 through August 28 MarketWire

Swiftype Raises Seed Round of $1.7 Million That Includes Andreesen-Horowitz Seed, NEA, Kleiner Perkins, Ignition
Swiftype, the Y Combinator startup that is evolving site search into a powerful marketing and conversion tool for web businesses, announced today it has raised a seed round of $1.7 million in funding that includes some of the most successful Silicon Valley investors and venture capital firms. MarketWire

For Eighth Year CH2M HILL Achieves Top Ranking Among U.S. Environmental Firms
CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm was ranked the top U.S. environmental firm in Engineering News-Record's (ENR) annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list, a position it has held since 2006. MarketWire

JDSU Announces Proposed $575 Million of Senior Convertible Notes and Common Stock Repurchase
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) ("JDSU") today announced that it plans to offer, subject to market and other conditions, up to $575 million principal amount of its Senior Convertible Debentures due 2033 (the "notes") through a private offering to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended MarketWire

Adobe and InsideSales.com Welcome Top Utah Executives to High Velocity Sales Tour
WHAT: InsideSales.com has gathered executives from Utah's top companies to learn how science and technology are transforming the sales process at the first of 20 stops in major U.S. cities as part of its High Velocity Sales Tour. Executives from companies including eBay, CenturyLink, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., T-Mobile, U.S MarketWire

Third US Patent for Evolving Systems' Dynamic SIM Allocation(TM) Solution
Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leading provider of strategic solutions to telecom operators worldwide, today announced that it has been granted a third US patent for elements of its Dynamic SIM Allocation™ (DSA) solution. MarketWire

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Discusses the Benefits of Different Liposuction Techniques
At her private practice, San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Karen M. Horton, M.D. carefully evaluates each of her patients considering liposuction to determine their candidacy. She also uses this time to decide which liposuction technique will be the most ideal to achieve their aesthetic goals. During the consultation process, Dr MarketWire

Brazil Invests $105 Million on Terminals in Amazon Region, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Cordoba, Argentina) -- Brazil's state-owned oil company Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE:PBR) (Petrobras) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Grupo Dislub Equador (Recife, Brasil) plan to invest $105 million on expansions and constructions of refined petroleum product terminals to increase the Amazon region's total storage capacity. MarketWire

Virginia Plastic Surgeon Offers Enhanced Plastic Surgery Resource With New Responsive Mobile Website
Dr. Behzad Parva, a board-certified Virginia plastic surgeon, founded his practice with the approach of "making the way you look a true reflection of who you are and how you feel about yourself." At Parva Plastic Surgery, Dr. Parva has applied this philosophy not only to his patients but also to his practice. With the launch of the practice's new responsive mobile website, Dr MarketWire

North America Hosts More Than $14 Billion in Active Automotive Projects as Industry Continues Recovery, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. automotive sector has been recovering tremendously in 2013. With increasing sales, automotive manufacturers have been boosting production capacity to meet consumer demand, which has benefited from record-low interest rates and rising consumer confidence in the industry MarketWire

Industrial Info to Offer Insights on $1.5 Trillion in Mining Projects at AIMEX 2013 in Sydney, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources Australia (Perth, Australia) -- The Asia-Pacific's International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) will be held August 20-23 at Sydney's Olympic Park, attracting a global platform of Australian and international suppliers of mining technology, equipment and services MarketWire

WP Diamonds Spots Flaws in Appraisals of Precious Stones
When consumers buy diamonds, they often gain a sense of confidence and security from the grading certificates provided by jewelers. But a new study by WP Diamonds, one of the world's preeminent buyers of second-hand diamonds, quantifies the extent to which such appraisals tend to overestimate the color and clarity of the stones. MarketWire

Internet Gambling Site SharkScope Aces Big Data Management With TokuDB(TM)
Tokutek, delivering database performance at scale, today announced that SharkScope, the Internet's largest poker tournament results database, has deployed the TokuDB™ performance engine to optimize their database performance MarketWire

Mealtime -- Easy as 1, 2, 3
(Family Features) The days just keep getting busier and busier. Schedules are more hectic and, too often, meals take a backseat to family chaos. Instead of opting for delivery or carry-out, build a repertoire of nutritious, delicious and quick recipes that can be prepared at home for the entire family to enjoy. MarketWire

Follow Your Passion With Volunteer Opportunities in Your Community
(Family Features) Whether you enjoy building homes or assisting a family who has survived a natural disaster, volunteer opportunities that are linked to your talents are out there. The following is a sample list of volunteer opportunities that exist in many communities and may be a perfect fit for you. MarketWire

Preventing Pests in Every Season
(Family Features) Seasons come and go, but pests are active and potentially pose damage to health and property all year long. Protecting your family and home isn't a seasonal chore, but with the right proactive approach it doesn't have to be a daunting one either. MarketWire

A+ Lunches
(Family Features) They need to be able to eat it in 20 minutes or less. They need to be able to open and close all of the containers themselves. And it can't go bad before they eat it. What are we talking about? The lunch your kids take to school each day. MarketWire

Bring the Latest Trend to the Bake Sale
(Family Features) Back-to-school season marks the start of the most delicious extracurricular activity: bake sales. This year, there's a new treat in town -- and it's a creative combination of two bake sale favorites. Half vanilla-rich chocolate chip cookie, half cool peppermint brownie, the Choco-Mint Crownie satisfies two cravings at once. MarketWire

Epicor Vista for the Automotive Aftermarket Brings Powerful New Intelligence Services and Inventory Modeling Tools to Users
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New Functional Coatings Provide Under-Appreciated Business Opportunities
Advances in materials science and nanotechnology have created several new functionalities in coatings, going beyond their original basic protective and decorative attributes. However, mismatched perceptions among coating developers and potential customers still remain, slowing rapid market adoption, according to Lux Research. MarketWire

Research Identifies Key Factors That Improve Sales Team Performance
The TAS Group, the world leader in intelligent sales methodology and sales performance automation, announced today the release of a new infographic: "10 Things Every Sales Manager Should Know About Sales Performance." Jointly developed in partnership with Salesforce Work MarketWire

Epicor Partner Named Finalist in 2013 CDN Channel Elite Awards
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Epicor® partner EC Solutions of Quebec, Canada has been named a finalist for the "Solution Provider of the Year" category in the 2013 CDN Channel Elite Awards MarketWire

Hipcricket CEO to Present at LatinVision CEO's Summit
Hipcricket®, Inc. ("Hipcricket"), the one-stop mobile advertising and marketing subsidiary of Augme® Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: AUGT), or "Augme," announced today that CEO Ivan Braiker will speak at the LatinVision CEO's Summit, an event bringing together experts in Latin media, entertainment, advertising and technology. The 6th annual CEO's Summit will be held Thursday, Oct MarketWire

Outsell Director of Insight Dr. Jennifer Bunner Recipient of 40 Under 40 Award by Direct Marketing News
Outsell (www.outsell.com), a digital marketing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that is transforming the way brands engage with consumers, announced today that its Director of Insight Dr. Jennifer Bunner has been honored by Direct Marketing News as a 2013 40 Under 40 award winner MarketWire

SolarWinds Enhances Its NCCM Solution to Help IT Pros Reduce Network Configuration Errors
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced new enhancements including end-of-life (EOL) device management and global device connection profiles for its network configuration and change management (NCCM) solution, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM). MarketWire

BMO Private Bank Hires Senior Private Banker in Chicago
BMO Private Bank announced today that it has hired Julianne Getty as senior private banker. Julianne, who has been serving clients in the Chicago marketplace for her entire career, will be focused on business development and relationship management of high-net-worth clients throughout the Chicago area. MarketWire

Tech Valley Communications Receives New York State Public Service Commission's Excellent Service Commendation for 9th Consecutive Year
Tech Valley Communications (TVC), a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today that it has received the New York State Public Service Commission's (NYSPSC) Excellent Service Commendation for the 9th consecutive year MarketWire

Popular Children's Character Arthur(R) Joins Percy3D's Growing Line of Personalized Video Party Invites on PercyVites
ARTHUR, television's longest-running children's animated series, is making its latest adventure personal by inserting fans into its world with customized party invites, thank you notes, and party photo compilations that feature short animated video clips from Percy3D's PercyVites site. MarketWire

Sightlines to Launch Major Study of Deferred Maintenance Practices at Canadian Universities
Sightlines, a leader in helping academic institutions better manage their facilities and capital investment strategies, has been engaged by the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) to conduct a comprehensive study of deferred maintenance at more than 100 universities who belong to the association. MarketWire

SEI Adds New Healthcare Director to Support Continued Growth of Investment Outsourcing Business
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today announced the appointment of Craig Standen as Director of Healthcare Advisory Services for SEI's Institutional Group. Craig will oversee investment strategy development and advice for SEI's institutional healthcare clients. SEI currently has $10.6 billion in healthcare assets under management, a 165 percent increase from just five years ago MarketWire

SevenVentures Makes a Strategic Investment in brille24
Brille24 (www.brille24.de), Germany's leading online optician, has made an agreement with SevenVentures, the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat1 Group, for a strategic investment to fund further growth of the company. It enables brille24 to advertise for new customers on the German TV channels of the ProSiebenSat.1 group starting in the autumn of this year. MarketWire

Methode Electronics, Inc. to Announce First-Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results on Thursday, August 29, 2013
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global designer and manufacturer of electro-mechanical devices, will release its first-quarter Fiscal 2014 results for the period ended July 27, 2013, on Thursday, August 29, 2013, before the market opens. MarketWire

NV5 Acquires Environmental and Hydrogeology Consulting Firm, Dunn Environmental
NV5 Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVEEU), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, has acquired Dunn Environmental, Inc., which specializes in environmental and hydrogeology sciences in Northern California. MarketWire

[24]7 to Present Innovative Customer Experience Solutions at SpeechTEK 2013
[24]7, the intuitive customer experience company, will speak at SpeechTEK 2013 taking place August 19-21, 2013, at the New York Marriott Marquis MarketWire

Brightpearl Launches Real-Time Inventory and Listings Management to eBay Sellers
Brightpearl (www.brightpearl.com), cloud software that integrates orders, inventory, financial data and customer data across different retail channels, today announced that its Commerce Acceleration Platform now offers integrated inventory and listings management to sellers on eBay.co.uk and eBay.com MarketWire

MYOS to Study Synergistic Effects of Myostatin Inhibition on Testosterone-Mediated Muscle Growth; Brigham and Women's Hospital, a Teaching Affiliate of Harvard Medical School, to Conduct the Study
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Airport Oddities: The Weirdest Things You Can Buy on a Stopover
With substantial experience scouring the globe, the team at Cheapflights.co.uk has compiled a list of the oddest items that can be purchased in airports around the globe. Although all equally weird, some of these items come with an interesting background story while the others are just simply good for a laugh (or cringe!). MarketWire

Appian Opens New Office in Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Appian, the market leader in modern business process management (BPM) software, today announced the opening of its new Frankfurt, Germany regional office. Local Appian sales and services personnel will directly support Appian's current customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and will help meet the increasing demand for Appian's worksocial platform throughout the region. MarketWire

TMP Worldwide to Discuss Maximizing Impact of Financial Leadership at CFO Dimensions Conference
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Score Big With Pork, Your Game Day MVP
(Family Features) Football season is around the corner, and that can only mean one thing -- it's time to tailgate. With competition on the field heating up, you've probably already chosen your favorite team. When it comes to deciding what to eat at your tailgate before kick-off, there are plenty of meats to choose from -- and this year, the clear MVP is pork. MarketWire

Colorful Autumn Additions
(Family Features) A nip in the air and the changing color of leaves can only mean one thing -- fall is around the corner. MarketWire

China SCE Achieves New Record High in the First Half of 2013
China SCE Property Holdings Limited ("China SCE" or the "Group") (stock code: 1966), a leading developer of high-end residential properties in Fujian Province, announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2013 ("the period under review") ACN Newswire

Correction: Talvivaara Mining Company Interim Report for January-June 2013
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First Joint Meeting for Russian-Swedish Business Council Held in Moscow
Leading executives from companies in Sweden, Russia discussed trade and investments Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg co-chaired the meeting with Vladimir Dmitriev, chair of Russia's Vnesheconombank Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) President and CEO Hans Vestberg co-chaired the first joint meeting of the Russian-Swedish Business Council (RSBC) in Moscow on August 15, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Atea chosen as reseller of Microsoft Surface in the Nordics
Atea ASA /Atea chosen as reseller of Microsoft Surface in the Nordics . Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

MacKenzie Capital Management, LP Announces an Extension of the Tender Offer for BRE Select Hotels
Affiliates of MacKenzie Capital Management, LP (the "Purchasers") have extended the expiration date with respect to their tender offer for shares of preferred stock (the "Shares") in BRE Select Hotels Corp. (the "Company"), through September 15, 2013, and increased the price per Share being offered to $1.25 per Share, topping the issuer's self-tender. MarketWire

BEX Asia 2013: Building the Asia's Green Agenda in Singapore
Visitors and participants at Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia this year can expect to see an exciting and robust session at its new feature area. The Green View, a platform for industry leaders to share trailblazing green ideas, solutions and trends, will feature even more names in the industry this year ACN Newswire

Ratos: Interim report January-June 2013
This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules. GlobeNewswire

Talvivaara Mining Company Interim Report for January-June 2013
Stock Exchange Release GlobeNewswire

Novartis vaccine Bexsero® approved in Australia to help protect against MenB disease, a deadly form of bacterial meningitis
Novartis International AG /Novartis vaccine Bexsero® approved in Australia to help protect against MenB disease, a deadly form of bacterial meningitis . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Statkraft: Result for the second quarter of 2013
Solid operating result GlobeNewswire

Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG: Half Year Results 2013 Published
Regulated information GlobeNewswire

100,000 Orion A-shares converted into B-shares
    ORION CORPORATIONSTOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 15 AUGUST 2013 at 9.15 a.m. EEST   GlobeNewswire

Veidekke ASA: High level of activity and record-high order backlog
Veidekke's activity is at a high level and the Group's total order backlog is NOK 18.2 billion, which is an increase of 11% from year-end.The Group's total revenue for the quarter was NOK 5.4 billion, which is the same as the corresponding quarter the previous year. Earnings amounted to NOK 145 million, compared with NOK 166 million in the second quarter of 2012 GlobeNewswire

Advance information on the semi-annual results 2013: Nationale Suisse expects to post a good result in spite of a downturn in the growth in premiums
Nationale Suisse /Advance information on the semi-annual results 2013: Nationale Suisse expects to post a good result in spite of a downturn in the growth in premiums . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

MicroAd Finalist in Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award 2013
MicroAd, Inc., a leading online ad platform company in Japan announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Asia ACN Newswire

Fujitsu Laboratories to Spin Off Aptamer Technology
Fujitsu Limited today announced that Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, its wholly owned subsidiary, has decided to spin off its long-cultivated aptamer technology so that external resources can be employed to foster its commercialization. To this end, UK-based Anglo Scientific Ltd ACN Newswire

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