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Euclid Analytics Named Privacy by Design Ambassador
Euclid Analytics, the leader in in-store retail analytics today announces it has been designated as a Privacy by Design (PbD) Organizational Ambassador by privacy expert, Dr. Ann Cavoukian. The prestigious acknowledgement highlights Euclid's dedication to ensuring consumer privacy while developing its groundbreaking "physical world" analytics solution. MarketWire

Shiloh Industries Schedules Conference Call to Discuss 2013 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2013 Results
Shiloh Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHLO), a leading supplier providing lightweighting and noise and vibration solutions to automotive, commercial vehicle and other industrial markets, will announce earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2013 on a conference call at 11:00 a.m. (ET) Friday, December 20, 2013. MarketWire

Thunderbird Resorts Inc.: Appointment of New Director
Thunderbird Resorts Inc. ("Thunderbird" or "Group") (FRANKFURT: 4TR)(EURONEXT: TBIRD) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed a new director, Georg Gruenberg, to serve on its board until the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. MarketWire

Our Best New Foreign Policy Tool: Energy
RealClearEnergy, November 27, 2013 MarketWire

The Mexico Fund, Inc. Declares Distribution and Ratifies Continuation of Managed Distribution Plan for Fiscal 2014
The Mexico Fund, Inc. (NYSE: MXF) announced today that the Board of Directors (Board) declared a distribution of $0.8648 per share to stockholders of record on December 26, 2013, which is payable in cash on January 13, 2014, consisting of (1) a distribution of $0.7703 per share pursuant to its Managed Distribution Plan (MDP) and (2) an additional distribution of $0 MarketWire

Resource America, Inc. Increases Its Quarterly Cash Dividend
Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") announces that its Board of Directors has increased the amount of its quarterly cash dividend and has authorized the payment of a cash dividend on January 31, 2014 in the amount of $0.05 per share of the Company's common stock to all holders of record at the close of business on January 17, 2014 MarketWire

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development Receive POWER Magazine Renewable Top Plant Award
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development's jointly owned 150-megawatt (MW) Mesquite Solar 1 has been named a "Renewable Top Plant" by POWER magazine, ranking among the top renewable power installations completed worldwide during the past year. MarketWire

Can You Stand Still? Pageant of the Masters Casting Call 2014
Ever wonder what it would be like to step into a famous piece of art? If you can stand still for 90 seconds, you could experience just that by volunteering for the renowned Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach -- "where art comes to life!" In preparation of the 2014 show, "The Art Detective," the Pageant is looking for men, women and children to volunteer MarketWire

BAKERCORP INTERNATIONAL, INC. ANNOUNCES CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER ENDED OCTOBER 31, 2013
Seal Beach, California - December 16, 2013, BakerCorp International, Inc. ("BCI") filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q on December 16, 2013 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. GlobeNewswire

Tommy Middaugh Travel To Go Vice President Shares List of Top Warm Winter Travel Destinations
Travel To Go is an industry-leader in vacation fulfillment and provides its members with luxury accommodations to top destinations around the world. GlobeNewswire

International Star Provides Corporate Update
International Star, Inc. (OTC Pink: ILST), is pleased to announce a Corporate Update. MarketWire

Serica Energy plc: Share purchase by Directors
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Freddie Mac Forgoes Issuing a Reference Notes(R) Security on Its December 16, 2013 Announcement Date
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announced today that it will forego issuing a Reference Notes® security on its December 16, 2013 announcement date. The company's 2013 Reference Notes calendar designates dates that it may use to announce the issuance of Reference Notes securities. MarketWire

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. Announces Delivery of Three Container Vessels
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. ("Navios Partners") (NYSE: NMM) an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that the Hyundai Tokyo, the Hyundai Shanghai and the Hyundai Busan, all 2006-built container vessels of 6,800 TEU each, were delivered to Navios Partners' owned fleet on December 10, 13 and 16, 2013 respectively. MarketWire

Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. CEO to Present in New York City at the ClubsCorp Meeting
Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCQB: SWET) (the "Company"), the inventor of a large Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structure capable of producing abundant, inexpensive electricity, announced today that on Thursday December 19th the Company's CEO Ronald Pickett will be presenting at a ClubsCorp meeting in New York City at McCormick & Schmick's in Manhattan MarketWire

FastFunds Financial Corporation Subsidiary, Financiera Moderna, Announces Development and Marketing of Spanish Speaking Financial Literacy Product
WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - FastFunds Financial Corporation (OTCQB: FFFC) announced today through its majority owned subsidiary, Financiera Moderna ("FM"), that its related insurance marketing group, Compra Vida, Inc., has completed development and plans to begin marketing in early 2014 a Spanish speaking financial literacy product MarketWire

Turquoise Hill Provides Update on Oyu Tolgoi, Project Financing and Financial and Production Guidance for 2014
Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE: TRQ)(NASDAQ: TRQ)(TSX: TRQ) today provided an update on Oyu Tolgoi, project financing and financial and production guidance for 2014. MarketWire

Lime & BigTime Partner Up
BigTime, the global boutique firm of mobile marketing, announced today that it has launched in the Caribbean an interactive Mobile Marketing Campaign. MarketWire

Bovie Medical Corporation Closes Strategic $7.0M Equity Investment Through Great Point Partners
Bovie Medical Corporation (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: BVX), a manufacturer and marketer of electrosurgical products, announced today that it completed a $7.0 million funding through Great Point Partners LLC (GPP). Gilford Securities Incorporated acted as sole placement agent. MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "Endpoint Security - Market Quadrant 2013"
The Radicati Group, Inc.'s latest market brief, "Endpoint Security - Market Quadrant 2013," provides a competitive analysis of the endpoint security market. Endpoint security solutions are designed to monitor, manage, and protect all the endpoints on an enterprise network, including desktop computers, laptops, virtual desktops, tablets, mobile devices, credit card readers, and more. MarketWire

CRL Statement on CFPB and State Actions Against CashCall
DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Today's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) enforcement action against CashCall marks a decisive strike in the ongoing crackdown on payday lenders' defective business model. The CFPB found that loan servicer CashCall's practices of collecting loans on behalf of online lender Western Sky were unfair, deceptive, and abusive. MarketWire

Severstal North America Appoints Director of Government Relations
DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Effective immediately, Severstal North America, a leading steel producer in the United States and a subsidiary of Severstal, a global steel and mining company, has named Mr. William S. Noakes, Jr., its Director, Government Relations, based in Dearborn, Mich. MarketWire

Chase Debit Cardholders Should Take Advantage of Credit Monitoring
HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Eligible unemployment compensation and workers' compensation recipients who use the J.P. Morgan Chase prepaid debit card for their benefits should sign up for two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, State Treasurer Rob McCord said today. MarketWire

Court Approves ION Media Networks' Plan of Reorganization for Television Stations in St. Louis, Columbia and Evansville
WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - ION Media Networks ("ION") confirmed today that on December 11, 2013, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri approved ION's and the Creditors Committee's Jointly Proposed Chapter 11 Plan in the Roberts Broadcasting, et al., bankruptcy cases (the "Plan"). MarketWire

PHL Local Gaming: Fortuna Realty Group Provides Letter of Intent for LoSo Entertainment Center Hotel
PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - PHL Local Gaming, one of five bidders for the available Category 2 gaming license in Philadelphia, today announced that it has received a letter of intent from New York City-based Fortuna Realty Group for the development of a four-star hotel as part of PHL Local's vision for its Casino Revolution-related LoSo Entertainment Center. MarketWire

For Plaza Group's Neil Fairman - Third Palms a Charm
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Neil Fairman made his mark twice on the South Florida luxury condominium marketplace -- and now he's doing it a third time. His latest project, Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences in North Miami Beach, is the first yacht club condominium community to be developed in Miami-Dade County in 20 years. MarketWire

JetBlue and South African Airways Begin Codeshare Operations
NEW YORK, NY and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, and South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, have launched a bilateral codeshare, making it easier for travelers to connect between the two carriers' networks via New York or Washington. MarketWire

Union Dental Reports 3 and 9 Month Revenues
CORAL SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Union Dental Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: UDHI) -- http://www.uniondental.com/ir -- a Company that operates and manages a network of dentists throughout the United States for union members, announced the financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2013 MarketWire

IOCOM Offers Integration of the Award-Winning Visimeet Into Third Party Applications
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - IOCOM, a leading worldwide provider of universal video conferencing solutions, announced a comprehensive solution enabling application providers, service providers and communications platforms the ability to integrate into its award-winning Visimeet software platform MarketWire

This Giving Season, Find a Worthy Charity With Online Reviews
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - GreatNonprofits.org and GuideStar/- GreatNonprofits, the largest nonprofit review site (think Yelp for nonprofits), lets people quickly find charities doing the most good, helping them donate wisely in this season of giving MarketWire

rateGenius Collaborates With Experian to Re-Engineer Auto Loan Recaptures
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - rateGenius is announcing the launch of the member-based, auto refinance program CU Recapture -- the result of a year-long collaboration effort with Experian, the leading global information services company MarketWire

Kinetic Social Achieves Twitter Ads API Partner Status
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Kinetic Social has been accepted to the Twitter Ads API partner program as part of the company's broader effort to enhance social advertising campaign effectiveness MarketWire

Spotlight Innovation's Name Change, Symbol Change and Reverse Split Approved by FINRA
Spotlight Innovation, Inc. ("the Company") (OTCQB: STLT) is pleased to announce that effective December 17, 2013 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") has approved the name change of the company from American Exploration Corp. to Spotlight Innovation, Inc., change of stock symbol to "STLT", and a 1-500 reverse split of our common stock. MarketWire

SolarCure Announces Military Veterans Hiring Initiative
SolarCure Chief Executive Officer Mike Ferraro and Founder Ray Saluccio announced today a new veterans hiring initiative designed to offer veterans, military spouses and wounded warriors a "Boots to Boardroom Career Lifeline" into the growing Green Energy sector MarketWire

Northstar Healthcare Inc. Announces Closing of Private Placement for $4.69 Million
Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX: NHC) ("Northstar" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed the brokered private placement previously announced on December 4, 2013 (the "Private Placement") and led by PI Financial Corp. as agent (the "Agent"). MarketWire

Travellers Embrace Yuletide Festivities With Celebratory Hotel Deals in Brussels
The holidays are the happiest time of year, especially for anyone travelling to Brussels. After all, with five exciting events planned at two of Brussels' most luxurious city centre hotels, the Brussels Marriott Hotel and the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, guests can't help but raise a glass and join in the electric buzz of celebration. MarketWire

Amsterdam City-Center Hotels Unite in Helping Out the Area's Biggest Animal Shelter
With so many cossetted pets sporting designer sweaters and posh strollers nowadays, it might be easy to forget that these privileged few are indeed the few. Plenty other furry friends end up rescued or donated to organizations like the Animal Shelter Amsterdam, a haven of hope for abandoned animals MarketWire

AAON Honored With 2013 Employer Award of Excellence and Manufacturer of the Year
AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAON), a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling products, announced that AAON Coil Products, Inc., a subsidiary of AAON, Inc. located in Longview, Texas, received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions East Texas area at the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) 17th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held December 4-6 in San Antonio MarketWire

DigitalTown, NIAAA to Collaborate With Google on Access to Its Community Domains for Google Apps
DigitalTown, Inc. (OTCQB: DGTW) and the NIAAA (The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) announced that DigitalTown 23,000 plus domains are going to move to Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) for use on all three areas of the Google Apps platform for Business, EDU and Non-Profit use by the high schools and community organizations in the local areas MarketWire

Hawaii Hotel Named Hotel of the Year by Hawaiian Airlines
If anyone knows hotels, it's airline crews. For most of their lives, pilots, stewards and stewardesses live out of a suitcase, the envy of the rest of the world as they hop from one city to the next. What airline crews will tell you, however, is that getting a good night's rest isn't that easy when a bed is not one's own MarketWire

vCom Solutions Hires Mobility Veteran to Drive Growth in Wireless Management
vCom Solutions Inc., the pioneer of Telecom Management as a Solution (TMaaS™), announces the appointment of Brandon Hampton as Director of Mobility Management. Mr. Hampton will be based in the company's San Ramon, California headquarters. MarketWire

Guar Global Releases Initial Farm Report Detailing Crop Results and Related Activities in Rajasthan, India
Guar Global Ltd. (OTCQB: GGBL) ("Guar Global" or the "Company"), a company aiming to implement innovative strategies and methods to increase crop yields of guar, an organic gelling agent used extensively in hydraulic fracturing by the oil and gas sector, announced today it has received a detailed operations report from its regional farm management team. MarketWire

Get Away While Getting Holiday Shopping Done at Brookhaven, NY Hotel
The holidays are all about giving, from donating time to volunteer to gifting presents to friends and family. The SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven is in the giving spirit, too, offering guests a special treat with their stay. MarketWire

GreenBytes Strengthens Board of Directors With New Appointments
GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of full-featured desktop virtualization storage optimization software, today announced that former Segway CEO Jim Norrod and former Xyratex CEO Steve Barber have joined the company's Board of Directors MarketWire

'Tis the Season for Savings at Prominent Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina
'Tis the season for savings at one of the prominent Greensboro hotels in High Point, NC where the entire family can gather for a holiday vacation and enjoy plenty of room for fun and frolicking. MarketWire

Mobile Hotel Is the Ideal Place to Celebrate the New Year With MoonPie Over Mobile
Each year, Mobile rings in the New Year with an epic celebration called MoonPie Over Mobile. Experience the greatest New Year's party in the south from the comfort of the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, a luxury hotel in Alabama's Gulf Coast. MarketWire

Win a Share of $30,000 in Best Buy Gift Cards in January and $50,000 in Vacation Packages on Valentine's Day at Four Winds Casinos
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that W Club members can win a share of $30,000 in Best Buy® gift cards on Saturday, January 11 and $50,000 in vacation packages on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14 at Four Winds New Buffalo, Four Winds Hartford, or Four Winds Dowagiac MarketWire

New Tools for Parenting Adopted Children With Special Needs
Today, the Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) is releasing three monographs, completing the series "Towards special needs parenting: Working together towards success", which began with a four- part video in August 2013. These short booklets for parents, professionals and service providers offer practical information on issues and strategies, as well as a resource list. MarketWire

MobileCause Eliminates Transaction Fees to Guarantee 100 Percent of Donations Go Directly to Causes
MobileCause, a premier fundraising and mobile marketing platform, is pleased to announce the launch of a zero percent transaction fee model designed to eliminate costs for organizations. Until now, mobile and online fundraising providers have charged a variety of transaction fees, which have eaten into money earmarked for important programs MarketWire

Golden Frog Adds New VyprVPN Location in Perth, Its Third in Australia
Golden Frog, a global software and internet application development company, announced today that it has added a new VyprVPN server location in Perth, Australia. VyprVPN is a personal VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that encrypts internet connections to defeat monitoring of online communications, protect online privacy and preserve an open and free Internet MarketWire

Mega Millions(R) Jackpot Increased to $586 Million; Second Largest Jackpot in Mega Millions History
The Mega Millions jackpot has been increased from $550 million to $586 million for the draw on Tuesday, Dec. 17. This is the second largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the fourth largest jackpot in North America. The cash option would be $316.5 million, before taxes. MarketWire

Fizber Launches New Model to Revolutionize the Way Real Estate Is Sold
Fizber, Inc. (Fizber.com) announced today the launch of an industry-changing "for-sale-by-owner" real estate model. Fizber is a free real estate listing service for homeowners who are looking for a for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) method that maximizes online exposure to find buyers quickly and sell their property -- as well as save money. Originally launched in 2007, Fizber MarketWire

EnerJex Resources Announces Adena Field Operations Update
EnerJex Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: ENRJ) ("EnerJex" or the "Company") announced today an update on its operating activities in Morgan County, Colorado, where the Company owns a 100% working interest in approximately 19,000 acres covering the vast majority of Adena Field. MarketWire

Resource Capital Corp. Announces Pricing of $307.8 Million Securitization of Self-Originated Commercial Mortgage Loans
Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE: RSO) (the "Company") announced that its newly formed subsidiary, Resource Capital Corp. CRE Notes 2013, Ltd. (the "Issuer"), will issue $260.8 million of non-recourse, floating-rate notes ("Offered Notes") at a weighted average coupon of LIBOR + 1.86% MarketWire

App Adds Photo Verification to Barcode Validation, Aiming to Improve Access Control and Security Patrols at Events, Campuses and Restricted Facilities
The developers of codeREADr, an enterprise barcode scanning app, have today announced adding the ability for access control and security patrols to view the photos of members, students, employees, visitors and contractors as the barcode on their ID is scanned and validated. MarketWire

Oil Producers Support Expanded Market Access for Canadian Oil
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers today welcomed the next step towards securing National Energy Board approval for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. MarketWire

Consumer Advocacy Groups Step Up to Support FilmOn
FilmOn, the world's leading free TV streaming service, today responded to the friend of the court brief filed by non-for-profit public interest organizations: Public Knowledge, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Engine Advocacy. MarketWire

Goodwill of Orange County Welcomes New VP of Human Services
Goodwill of Orange County, a social enterprise organization in the business of helping people facing barriers secure jobs that provide purpose announced today that Kathy Copeland, Ph.D. has joined the organization as vice president of human services. MarketWire

Cedar Oak Plantation Sells at Absolute Auction Through J. P. King Auction Company as Part of Tom Honecker Estate
The Cedar Oak Plantation, a 1,779-acre property belonging to the estate of the late Tom Honecker, sold on Thursday. Though it was offered in 16 tracts, which included a seven-bedroom lodge and several other improvements, the property was purchased as an entirety at an absolute auction conducted by J. P. King Auction Company. MarketWire

/ KILL - Euclid
Editors and other readers are advised to disregard the news release with the headline, "Euclid Analytics Named Privacy by Design Ambassador," issued earlier today by Euclid. The release was issued in error. MarketWire

Ellisys Announces USB Power Delivery Analyzer / Generator
Ellisys, a worldwide leader in protocol test and analysis solutions, today announced the availability of USB Power Delivery capabilities on its USB Explorer™ 350 Protocol Analyzer / Generator system MarketWire

Cheapflights.com Offers Its Take on BCS Bowl Match-Ups
As we head into the final Bowl Season of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) era, everyone has a take on how the teams will match up. Cheapflights MarketWire

Baidu Enhances International Product Family With Baidu Browser 3.0
Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, has announced the release of version 3.0 of its Baidu Browser Android app in 11 languages worldwide MarketWire

Episode 5: Windows / "What I Became - The Story of Funeral: A Musical" From Sammi Girl Productions on YouTube
Sammi Girl Productions presents Episode 5: Windows from the docu-web series, "What I Became - The Story of Funeral: A Musical." Episode 5: Windows can be viewed on SammiGirlProductions.com and on the Sammi Girl Productions YouTube Channel. MarketWire

AAJA Announces Emerson College as JCamp 2014 Partner School
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) today announced Emerson College's sponsorship of JCamp, a multi-cultural high school journalism workshop. Forty-two high school students from across the country will be selected to participate in the six-day program hosted by the university located in Boston, Massachusetts from July 29 to August 3, 2014. MarketWire

Spice Up Your Space
What do you see when you walk in the door of your home? A space that's uplifting, or one that is dull and unexciting? MarketWire

BMO Economics 2014 U.S. Outlook: Heading for a Breakout Year
U.S. economy will set up in 2014 for continued growth into mid-decade Projection for 2014 pegs U.S. GDP at 2 MarketWire

Saint Raymond Unleashes "Young Blood" EP; Acclaimed British Singer/Songwriter Sets Elektra Debut; Breakthrough Title Track Named by BBC's Zane Lowe as the "Hottest Record in the World"; "Young Blood" EP Arrives January 5th
Elektra Records has announced the upcoming release of YOUNG BLOOD, the new EP from British singer/songwriter Saint Raymond. The EP -- which includes the extraordinary single, "Young Blood" -- will arrive on the iTunes Store and all other digital retailers on January 5th. MarketWire

Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Stop Obama Administration Delay of Obamacare Employer Mandate
Judicial Watch today announced that on December 13, 2013, it filed a motion for summary judgment in its litigation on behalf of Dr. Larry Kawa of Kawa Orthodontics against the U.S MarketWire

Alternative News Media's Premier Digital Conference to Take Place in San Francisco, January 23-25, 2014
Early registration has begun for the 2014 AAN Digital Conference, where members of the alternative news media will gather with the top minds in tech and marketing for two-and-a-half days of hands-on learning and networking. MarketWire

Gesa Credit Union Announces Don Miller as President and CEO
Gesa Credit Union's Chairman of the Board of Directors reported that, following a national search, they have selected Mr. Don Miller to serve as the credit union's President and CEO. Don had been serving as the Interim President and CEO since June of 2013. MarketWire

Huntington Learning Center Announces Latest Winner of the Huntington College Scholarship Sweepstakes
Through the Huntington Learning Center College Scholarship sweepstakes, four lucky high school students each year -- one in each quarter -- receive a $500 scholarship to be used for college tuition and fees. Huntington Learning Center announces that the Q3-2013 winner is Rachel Brandenburg of Maineville, OH MarketWire

Gold Resource Corporation's Aguila Mill Expansion Complete
Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE MKT: GORO) (the "Company") announces the on time completion of its El Aguila mill expansion. Gold Resource Corporation is a gold and silver producer with operations in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico MarketWire

Becker & Poliakoff Announces Move to New Ft. Lauderdale Office
The law firm of Becker & Poliakoff announced today that it has relocated its administrative headquarters to 1 East Broward Boulevard in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. The firm opened today at its new location. MarketWire

Private Label Cleaning, Personal Care Product Growth in Fiscal 2Q 2014 Contributing to Double Digit Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth for Pacific Sands, Inc.
Pacific Sands, Inc. (OTCQB: PFSD) (PINKSHEETS: PFSD) (www.pacificsands.biz), which manufactures environmentally friendly, non-toxic pool and spa treatment products, and liquid and powder cleaning, laundry, and personal care products, announced today it anticipates reporting significant net sales growth in its fiscal second quarter and first half ending December 31, 2013. MarketWire

Harry & David Treats Holiday Shoppers to Free Shipping
Harry & David, America's iconic gourmet gifting curator, is providing holiday shoppers with an extra reason to celebrate this holiday season with a Free Shipping Day. In the spirit of holiday giving, Harry & David's free standard shipping offer will apply to most purchases made on Wednesday, December 18 MarketWire

ProBoards: Six Predictions for Social Media in 2014
As the popularity of social media continues to grow, backed by successful IPOs from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, Patrick Clinger, whose company, ProBoards, recently surveyed this evolving landscape, today made six predictions about what's likely to happen in the social media market for 2014. MarketWire

Hangover Joes Signs Three Year, 10 Million Bottle Distribution Contract for Japanese Market
Hangover Joe's Holding Corporation. (OTCQB: HJOEE) -- Hangover Joes is excited to announce that they have just signed a distribution deal with Media2UCo LTD for the sale of hangover recovery shots in Japan. Over the next three years we will be distributed through up to 8600 drug and food stores and sales are expected to reach over 10 million bottles MarketWire

Ulthera's Gregory Waller Named a Most Outstanding CFO by Phoenix Business Journal
Ulthera, Inc. -- a global, high-growth medical device and specialty dermatology company with multiple aesthetic and medical applications -- today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Gregory Waller, was recognized as one of Phoenix's "Most Outstanding CFOs" of 2013 by the Phoenix Business Journal. MarketWire

Brazil Interactive Media Reports 3rd Quarter 2013 Financial Results; Transitions to New Telecom Partner
Brazil Interactive Media, Inc. (OTCQB: BIMI), a Brazil-based, interactive TV entertainment, production and broadcasting company, today announced its third quarter results for the period ended September 30, 2013, as reported in its most recent Form 10-Q filing. MarketWire

BenchMark Prepares Launch of Its Antifreeze and Commercial Retail Product Line
BenchMark Energy Corp (OTC Pink: BMRK), a refiner and supplier of Glycerin for commercial processes, announces preparation for the launch of its own line of commercial retail products in the coming weeks. MarketWire

Wilderness Ventures Introduces 8 New Trips for Summer 2014
As Wilderness Ventures enters their 42nd summer season of outdoor adventure travel for teens, they are excited to announce eight new trips for next summer. Whether they are into riding the slick rock trails of Moab, Utah to blackwater rafting on the North Island of New Zealand, adventure awaits your child in 2014! MarketWire

DATAWIND Brings World's Lowest Cost Tablet Computers to the US, Helping Bridge the "Digital Divide"
DATAWIND, a leading provider of wireless web access products, today announced the arrival of the world's lowest cost tablet computer in the US, and is widening its product portfolio with the launch of three new tablets and phablets (tablets with voice call capabilities), starting at just $37.99. MarketWire

H&R Block Launches New User Experience in Online Tax Prep
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) recently launched a new user interface for its online, software and iPad tax preparation services available for download now. The updated product features a new design and navigation to make it easier for taxpayers to complete their taxes and provides instant access to help and support along the way. MarketWire

Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. Announces Fourth Successful Oil Well in Kentucky
Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCQB: DBRM) ("Daybreak" or the "Company"), a Washington corporation, is pleased to announce that its fourth consecutive successful oil well has been drilled at the Twin Bottoms Field Project in Lawrence County, Kentucky. The Gerald Grove H-4 well was drilled to a measured depth ("MD") of 4,163 feet and a true vertical depth ("TVD") of 1,190 feet MarketWire

New Coyne American Institute Educational Foundation Provides Scholarships for Students at Coyne College and Brown College of Court Reporting
The newly formed Coyne American Institute Educational Foundation provides scholarships and equipment for students enrolled at Coyne College in Chicago and Brown College of Court Reporting in Atlanta. The two schools are leaders in hands-on, career-focused education and training MarketWire

Financial Advisor Joshua M. Bledsoe Joins Stifel as Senior Vice President/Investments in St. Louis, Missouri
Stifel is pleased to announce that financial advisor Joshua M. Bledsoe, MBA, CFP®, CRPC®, has joined the firm as Senior Vice President/Investments of its broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. MarketWire

PulteGroup Names Organic Agency of Record
PulteGroup, Inc., one of America's largest homebuilding companies, has named digital marketing agency Organic (www.organic.com) Agency of Record (AOR), following a competitive review. Organic has been awarded AOR to reflect PulteGroup's digitally centric approach to growing its brands and introducing new communities in local markets across the country. MarketWire

Developers Break Ground on Tamaya -- a 2,400-Home, All-Encompassing Community Between the Beaches and Downtown Jacksonville
A team including a select group of Florida's largest residential developers has begun construction of Tamaya -- an all-encompassing Mediterranean-style community that will inject new life between the beaches and Downtown Jacksonville on one of Duval County's largest undeveloped tracts. MarketWire

Battelle Chosen to Help Leading Global Bank Fortify Its Cyber Security
As part of its industry-leading commitment to keep customer data and assets secure, a leading international bank has awarded a 3-year global threat intelligence analysis contract to Battelle. MarketWire

The Best Boston Pie Is Actually a Cake
Boston is the historic home to many great things, but perhaps the sweetest is the Boston Cream Pie. Before your next trip to the city, you can find out why this confection was named the official state dessert, when you check out Marriott's new infographic about this sweet treat. MarketWire

StatPro Revolution Awarded 'Best-in-Class' in Performance Measurement Technology Analysis by Independent Research Group
StatPro Group plc (AIM: SOG), a global leader in portfolio analytics solutions, today announced that StatPro Revolution has been awarded two "best-in-class" ratings in the CEB TowerGroup 2013 Performance Measurement Technology Analysis. StatPro Revolution was recognized in the 'user experience' and 'workflow management' categories. MarketWire

Adknowledge Announces CPM Pricing for Email Advertising
Adknowledge proudly announces CPM-based pricing for advertisers utilizing AdStation's email advertising. The added pricing model promises advertisers maximized share of voice within a specifically targeted audience segment, all time-bound without any testing constraints or hurdles, with guaranteed ability to scale immediately. MarketWire

Verimatrix Relocates and Expands San Diego Headquarters to Support Significant Growth While Promoting Innovation and Collaboration
Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced that the company has moved to a new headquarters facility at 6059 Cornerstone Court West, in Sorrento Valley, the heart of San Diego's technology district MarketWire

SecureAuth Recognized by Gartner
SecureAuth, leading provider of 2-Factor Access Control, is delighted to announce its recognition as a 'Visionary' by research and advisory firm Garter, Inc. in its Magic Quadrant for User Authentication published Dec. 9. MarketWire

ulrich medical USA(R) Honored With Best of Chesterfield Award
ulrich medical USA, Inc. has been selected for the 2013 Best of Chesterfield Award in the Medical Device Company category by the Chesterfield Award Program. MarketWire

Coates International, Ltd.: NJ MEP to Visit Coates Headquarters Again on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Regarding Financing for the Company's Start Up of Production Here in New Jersey
Coates International, Ltd. ("the Company") (OTCQB: COTE) is looking to start production right away here in New Jersey to fulfill existing orders of its industrial electric power CSRV® natural gas generators and V-8 units for its oil and gas industry customers. MarketWire

EPAL and UIC Reach Agreement for the Pallet Market
The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) and the railways association UIC have reached fundamental agreement on mutual pallet recognition. Both organisations will be working in the near future on the agreement that will facilitate the unrestricted exchange of both pallets between the users in a common pallet pool MarketWire

OTI to Present at Sidoti Semi-Annual Microcap Conference on January 13
On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (NASDAQ: OTIV), a global leader in cashless payment solutions based on contactless transactions and near-field communication (NFC), has been invited to present at Sidoti's Semi-Annual Microcap Conference. The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York Hotel on Monday, January 13, 2014. MarketWire

PageUp People Announces Results of 2013/2014 Mid-Year Global Customer Satisfaction Survey
PageUp People, a Multinational Talent Management solutions provider, today announced the results of its 2013/2014 Mid-year Global Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey results show that PageUp People customers are highly satisfied with the products and services the company offers and that the company has achieved higher satisfaction ratings than previous years in several key categories. MarketWire

This Holiday Season Give the Gift That Lasts a Lifetime
It's officially gift-giving season, and with one less weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas, ScholarShare, California's 529 college savings plan, reminds parents, grandparents and family members to give the gift of a college education to a loved one. MarketWire

Alliance Memory Announces Global Distribution Agreement With Digi-Key
Alliance Memory today announced a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key, a leading online electronic component distributor. Under the agreement, Digi-Key is now carrying and providing technical support for Alliance Memory's entire lineup of SRAMs and DRAMs. MarketWire

"Say Yes!" for Chance to Win $50,000 Designer Wedding at Encanterra Country Club
The Club at Encanterra is searching for the best wedding proposals of all time. Couples who submit a video of their funny, clever, romantic, or even disastrous (but with a happy ending) proposal will have a chance to win a FREE designer wedding package at Encanterra Country Club MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's Si7655DN -20 V P-Channel MOSFET Wins EDN China 2013 Innovation Award
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its Si7655DN -20 V p-channel Gen III power MOSFET has won an EDN China 2013 Innovation Award. Presented at an award ceremony on Nov. 12 in Shanghai, the Si7655DN received a Best Product Award in the Power Devices and Modules category. MarketWire

TransUnion Completes Acquisition of TLO
TransUnion announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Boca Raton, Fla.-based TLO, a leading company in the risk information and analytics industry. MarketWire

Sara Mathew Elected to Freddie Mac Board of Directors
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced that Sara Mathew, an executive with global financial and general management experience, was elected as a director on the company's board. Mathew, age 58, most recently was chairman and CEO of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, leading the company in its transition to a data, insight and analytics company. MarketWire

SEI Survey: Increasing Referrals, Efficiency Top Advisor New Year's Resolutions
With most advisors feeling optimistic heading into 2014, increasing referrals and efficiency top their lists of New Year's resolutions, according to a survey released today by SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) MarketWire

Mark Figliulo Launches Figliulo&Partners
Mark Figliulo, a veteran advertising creative director, today launched Figliulo&Partners, a full-service brand agency set on bridging the gap between brand and digital thinking. Figliulo will serve as Founder and Chief Executive Officer. MarketWire

Cassidian Communications Completes System Acceptance at Westminster, Colo. for P25 Digital Land Mobile Radio System
Today, Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, announced acceptance of its CORP25 digital, trunked P25 Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system by the City of Westminster, Colo MarketWire

FNB Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend 2014
FNB Bancorp (OTCQB: FNBG), the holding company for First National Bank of Northern California, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of ten cents per share on the Company's Common Stock totaling approximately $397,835.00. The dividend is payable on February 14, 2014 to shareholders of record as of January 31, 2014. MarketWire

Destination Weddings Are Effortless With Marriott International
Marriott International is excited to make destination weddings a viable option by providing you with helpful budgeting and planning tools in our new Destination Wedding Infographic. MarketWire

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research Predictions for 2014 - Video News Alert Summary on InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 16, 2013 - Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research has issued its 10 predictions for 2014. Overall, they are expecting a continued bull market, steady growth in the U.S. economy and higher yields. GlobeNewswire

Pamela K. M. Beall Elected Director and Appointed President of the General Partner of MPLX LP
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2013 - MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) announced that Pamela K. M. Beall has been elected to the board of directors of its general partner and will serve as its president, both effective Jan. 1, 2014. GlobeNewswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Announces Executive Appointments
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2013 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today announced the appointment of Pamela K. M. Beall as senior vice president, Corporate Planning, Government and Public Affairs, effective Jan. 1, 2014. GlobeNewswire

OP-Pohjola to disclose capital adequacy data in EBA's uniform format
16 December 2013OP-PohjolaPress release OP-Pohjola to disclose capital adequacy data in EBA's uniform format The European Banking Authority, EBA, aims to enhance the consistency and reliability of data reported by banks and has asked major European banks to disclose their capital adequacy figures in a uniform format (Transparency exercise) GlobeNewswire

New dairy distribution centre opens in Brazil
Nestlé S.A. /New dairy distribution centre opens in Brazil. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Pohjola's data are included in OP-Pohjola Group's EBA report
16 December 2013 Pohjola Bank plcSTOCK EXCHANGE RELEASEPohjola's data are included in OP-Pohjola Group's EBA reportThe European Banking Authority, EBA, has collected information on European banks' capital adequacy in a uniform format (Transparency exercise).Of the Finnish banks, OP-Pohjola was asked to provide such information GlobeNewswire

SBM OFFSHORE UPDATE ON SALE OF DSCV SBM INSTALLER
December 16, 2013 GlobeNewswire

COURT ORDERS EXPEDITED HEARING IN VRINGO LAWSUIT AGAINST ZTE IN INDIA
ZTE Ordered To Pay Bond of 50 Million Rupees and To Provide Accounting of Infringing Products for Past and Future GlobeNewswire

Clariant AG: Clariant intends to acquire Indian masterbatch producer
Clariant AG /Clariant AG: Clariant intends to acquire Indian masterbatch producer. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Oklahoma State University receives Phase II Grand Challenges Explorations funding from Gates Foundation
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ING Bank reports outcome EU-wide Transparency Exercise 2013
ING Bank notes the announcements made today by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) regarding the information of the EU-wide Transparency Exercise 2013 and fulfillment of the EBA Board of Supervisors decision. GlobeNewswire

Heijmans strengthens smart metering market position through the acquisition of the Brinck Group
Heijmans is acquiring the Brinck Group BV in Zeewolde as a means of strengthening its market position in supplying, installing, servicing and maintaining smart gas, electricity, water and heat meters. The Brinck Group, one of whose entities was founded in 1886, serves clients such as Vitens and Liander, and employs approximately 95 persons GlobeNewswire

United Reservation Services Highlights the Best Destinations to Shop this Holiday Season
United Reservation Services, a top vacation club provider, reveals a few favored shopping destinations for the holidays. GlobeNewswire

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. to Release Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results on Thursday, February 6, 2014
Management to host conference call at 8:30 AM Eastern on Friday, February 7, 2014. GlobeNewswire

Affinity Gold Corp. Signs Formal Joint Venture Agreement to Develop Currently Producing Silver & Lead Asset in Peru
Affinity Gold Corp. (OTC Pink: AFYG) ("Affinity" or "the Company") is pleased to announce it has entered into the Formal Joint Venture Agreement with Corizona Mining Partners, LLC ("Corizona") to jointly develop the Cambalache project, a producing silver (Ag) and lead (Pb) mine located in District of Lircay, Province of Angaraes, Department of Huancavelica to the southeast of Lima, Peru. MarketWire

Health Catalyst Congratulates Larry Grandia on Winning the Utah Governor's Medal in Science and Technology
Health Catalyst, the leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, today congratulated Larry Grandia on winning the 2013 Utah Governor's Medal in Science and Technology, awarded by Governor Gary R. Herbert and the State Science Advisor, Dr. Carol Lynn George, along with the State Advisory Council on Science and Technology. MarketWire

Media Alert: Vu Digital's Personalized Content Engine to Headline Newswatch's Biz Report
Vu Digital's (myvu.com) new Vu Finder, the first service to deliver personalized content direct to the customer without the inconvenience of search engine technology or the invasiveness of "cookies," will be featured on NewsWatch's Biz Report this week. MarketWire

BlastGard's HighCom Security Introduces New Civilian Armor System Product Line
BlastGard International, Inc. (OTCQB: BLGA) ("BlastGard" or the "Company") wholly-owned subsidiary HighCom Security, Inc., a leading provider of personal protective equipment, is pleased to announce its new Civilian Armor System (CAS) product line. HighCom's Civilian Armor Insert is a level IIIA ballistic resistant insert designed to withstand multiple shot impacts from handgun fire MarketWire

E FUN Nextbook Android Tablets Are the Perfect Holiday Gift
E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and manufacturer of mobile lifestyle products, has the perfect Android tablets for the holidays: the Nextbook Premium 7HD and Premium 8HD. The 7" and 8" Android 4.1 dual core tablets feature Google Play pre-installed and are available nationwide at Walmart stores and on Walmart.com. MarketWire

Gigastone to Introduce On-the-Go Drive With Both USB and MicroUSB Connectors at CES 2014
Gigastone Corporation, a leading Taiwan-based technology manufacturer that is making its North American debut at 2014 International CES, will introduce its new On-The-Go USB/MicroUSB drive at the show. The handy item allows up to 32GB of content to be easily stored and transferred in either direction between a computer or laptop and an Android smartphone or tablet MarketWire

Omnigon Honored With an Interactive Media Award
Omnigon was honored last week with an Interactive Media Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in web design and development. Omnigon received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its submission of the app created for Spike TV's Bellator programming. MarketWire

Wyndham Hotel Group Offers up to 30 Percent Off for the Holidays
Wyndham Hotel Group is giving travelers plenty of reasons to pack their bags and hit the road this holiday season, offering great deals across the company's portfolio of over 7,400 hotels, with savings of up to 30 percent off, plus additional offers for Wyndham Rewards® members. MarketWire

Veveo to Showcase Award-Winning Conversational Video Search Consumer App at CES 2014
Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, announced today that it will showcase its award-winning conversational video search app at CES 2014 (January 7-10, Las Vegas). MarketWire

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to Lead Freddie Mac Foundation Wednesday's Child Effort
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will continue the critical work of the Freddie Mac Foundation Wednesday's Child program to find adoptive homes for children in foster care, beginning January 1, 2014. MarketWire

South Lake Tahoe Cheap Lodging Guide: Best Money Saving Budget Hotels and Motels This Winter Announced by VirtualTahoe.com
Money saved on lodging is money spent on other things in Lake Tahoe such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating. Today, the travel experts at VirtualTahoe.com released its winter guide to the best South Lake Tahoe budget hotels and motels MarketWire

Brandywine Homes Closes on and Obtains Approval for 5.1 Acre Property in Yorba Linda Entitled for 51 Townhomes
Brandywine Homes has acquired a 5.1-acre urban infill community with 51 townhomes near Yorba Linda Boulevard and Blair Street, adjacent to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, in Yorba Linda, Calif. The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2015. MarketWire

Wood Partners' Luxury Multifamily Community in Miami Receives Strong Interest; Already 50% Leased
Wood Partners, one of the nation's largest and most active multifamily developers, recently announced that Alta Mira, a $31.9 million, 240-unit apartment community in Miami is currently 50% leased. MarketWire

Payment Card Fraud Losses Continue to Grow in the U.S. With a Staggering 14.5% Increase in 2012 for a Total Annual Fraud Loss of $US 5.33 Billion
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today from NEW YORK, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said that fraud losses on all general purpose and private label, signature and PIN payment cards reached $5.33 billion in the U.S. last year, up 14.5% according to a recent report released by Nilson Report. MarketWire

DH Capital Advises Hostway on Sale to Littlejohn & Co.
DH Capital, LLC ("DH Capital"), an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications and SaaS sectors, is pleased to announce that it served as exclusive financial advisor to Hostway Corporation ("Hostway"), a leading provider of cloud hosting, dedicated hosting, managed hosting and Web hosting services, on its sale to Littlejohn & Co MarketWire

Reminder: Capital Link to Host Its 15th Annual Greek Investor Forum in New York City on December 17, 2013
On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange, Capital Link will host its 15th Annual Greek Investor Forum in New York City on the "New Era of Opportunity for Greece." MarketWire

Cytta CEO Announces Great Strides in Satellite and Platform Network Connectivity
Cytta Corp.'s (OTCQB: CYCA) CEO, Gary Campbell is pleased to share the following open letter to all shareholders. The letter provides an update on Cytta Corp. business operations and partnership activities in conjunction with future plans for making the Company a success in the last month of 2013, in 2014 and beyond. MarketWire

RentHop to Accept Bitcoin for Advertising New York Apartment Rentals
RentHop, the apartment search marketplace, announced today that it will now accept Bitcoin (BTC) from landlords and real estate brokers advertising apartments for rent. MarketWire

Constellation Takes the Stress Out of Choosing Wines for the Holidays with Industry-First Mobile App Features
~New technology assists consumers with selecting wines and finding the closest stores to purchase the products~ GlobeNewswire

Gold Investment Letter New Blog Report: "Cardero Resource Corp: The Resurrection"
The Gold Investment Letter helps sophisticated investors maximize profits in mining stocks with unbiased, specific, and actionable recommendations. In today's blog update we have focused on Cardero Resources (TSX: CDU) (OTCQB: CDYCF). MarketWire

Nuvilex to Answer Increasing Calls for Better Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Without Gemcitabine
Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) may be just what the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a growing number of doctors ordered - the company's late stage clinical trials in advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer that is MarketWire

KonaRed Corporation Adds Some Green to Its Product Line-Up With Introduction of Organic Green Tea
KonaRed Corporation (www.KonaRed.com ) (OTCQB: KRED), the developers of the powerful antioxidant-rich wellness beverage made from the exclusive Hawaiian Coffee Fruit, announced today the January 2014 availability of the newest addition to its product line-up, KonaRed Green Tea. The announcement was made today by KonaRed CEO, Shaun Roberts. MarketWire

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Introduces Two Caregiver-Focused Chats
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - In an effort to help increase real-time feedback and resources for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) today announced two new series of online chats featuring medical and caregiving experts. Both chats will be hosted via AFA's Twitter account @alzfdn. MarketWire

PowerDisc Announces New Chairman of the Board
Editors Note: There is a photo accompanying this press release. MarketWire

Xact Data Discovery Expands Offshore Operations
Xact Data Discovery (XDD), a leading international provider of discovery and data management services for law firms, corporations and government agencies, announces the expansion of its offshore operations with a new location now open in Bangalore, India MarketWire

Ortery Technologies, Inc. to Offer New Office Photography Machine With 3D Modeling and Photography Automation
With more than 13 years of photography automation experience and holding more than 100 patents worldwide, Ortery Technologies, Inc. (Ortery) today introduces its new 3D MFP. As a next generation office imaging device, the 3D MFP is an all-in-one solution for capturing and sharing objects, not just paper MarketWire

Prep Your Kitchen for the Holiday Rush in 10 Easy Steps
The kitchen is the heart and soul of your home -- especially during the bustling holiday season! If you have guests coming to town or you're planning to cook up a festive holiday feast, a little kitchen organization can go a long way in helping you enjoy the season and avoid the stress. MarketWire

MW Cleaners, Largest Dry Cleaners in Houston, Gives Away 32,000 Free Shirts
MW Cleaners, a local chain of 35 dry cleaners in the Houston area, gave away about 32,000 vouchers for free $50 shirts in 2013 to customers participating in a program called "The Shirt Off Our Back." The ongoing customer appreciation program is a success and increasing business for the largest dry cleaners in Houston. MarketWire

Klövern issues an additional SEK 95 million in bond loan No. 4
Klövern AB (publ) issues a further SEK 95 million in bond loan No. 4, which means that SEK 340 million of the total SEK 500 million in the bond loan frame work is exercised. The unsecured bond loan has a variable interest of three-month STIBOR plus 360 basis points with final maturity in March 2015 GlobeNewswire

STMicroelectronics' Award-Winning eCompass Modules Being Used in Xiaomi Mi1S Smartphones
Honored devices raise the bar in power consumption, performance and physical size GlobeNewswire

SpeakingPhoto(TM) Mobile Storytelling App Adds Text and Twitter
MILL VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Leading storytelling app, SpeakingPhoto, now lets you easily create and share one or a slideshow of several SpeakingPhotos via Text and Twitter. SpeakingPhoto is fully iOS7 compatible and is now available for FREE in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speakingphoto/id485844944. MarketWire

Biscom Launches Enterprise-Class Cloud Secure File Transfer Service for SMBs
CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Biscom, a trusted leader in secure document delivery, today introduced Biscom SecureMail, an enterprise-class cloud-based secure file transfer service geared for SMBs. Biscom SecureMail is ideal for organizations looking to quickly, easily, and securely transfer documents with employees or business partners MarketWire

Avatar Ventures Provides Update in Respect to Proposed Merger Candidate, Fantrax.com
Avatar Ventures Corp. (OTC Pink: ATAR) ("Avatar" "ATAR" or the "Company") is pleased to provide the following corporate update. MarketWire

Call for Nominations: 2014 Digital Analytics Associations Awards for Excellence
The Digital Analytics Association (DAA) is accepting nominations for the 4th Annual DAA Awards for Excellence for outstanding contributions to the digital analytics industry from individuals, companies as well as agencies and vendors, who may also nominate their clients for exceptional analytics work MarketWire

Narcissism as a Predictor of Company Performance -- MGSM
Australia's Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has conducted a study into the level of narcissism as a leadership trait among CEOs at the USA's top 100 companies, as a first step in investigating narcissism as a leadership quality and predictor of company performance. MarketWire

Liberated Energy, Inc. Introduces the Guard Lite TM
Liberated Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: LIBE) is excited to announce the Guard-Lite, a revolutionary hybrid lighting and security system. Its unique self-powered design enables it to be installed at any location without wiring or an electrical permit. With an increasing need for security and the demand for alternative energy growing, the Guard Lite provides a complete solution. MarketWire

Lithium Exploration Group Set to Acquire Three Additional Disposal Facilities
Lithium Exploration Group Inc. (OTCQB: LEXG) announced today that it has come to a verbal agreement that could lead to the acquisition of three new waste disposal facilities in Western Canada MarketWire

Kaohsiung Exports Agricultural Produce to Southeast Asia
As part of Kaohsiung City Government's efforts to promote local agriculture, the Taiwanese municipality has exported its first shipment of specialty fruits and vegetables to South East Asia, beginning with Singapore and Brunei. MarketWire

Platfora and DST Win Big at Big Data Kansas City Festival
Platfora, whose mission is to empower customers to transform their businesses into fact-based enterprises, today announced the firm was a winner at the 2013 Big Data Kansas City Festival hackathon event. MarketWire

QuickLogic to Showcase Latest Mobile Device Solutions at International CES 2014 in Las Vegas
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator of ultra-low-power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), will be demonstrating its latest CSSP solutions for mobile devices next month at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas MarketWire

W Technologies, Inc. Enters Into Joint Venture With Oil Clean-Up and Recovery Company
W Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTCG) announced today that it has entered into Joint Venture Agreement with Pure Oil Recovery, Inc., a Huntington Beach, CA - based company (www.PureOilRecovery.com) which provides oil clean-up, removal and recovery services to the oil and gas industry. MarketWire

American Power Group Corporation Fourth Quarter and 2013 Fiscal Yearend Results Conference Call Alert
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) today announced it will host a conference call on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM Eastern in which we will discuss the results for the three and twelve months ended September 30, 2013. To participate, please call 1-888-510-1765 and ask for the American Power Group call using pass code 7990863. MarketWire

Spark Networks, Inc. Announces $5 Million Stock Repurchase Program
Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV), a leader in creating niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve, announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $5.0 million of its outstanding common stock. MarketWire

Digital Forensics Certification Board Names New DFCB Fellow
The Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB), an independent certifications organization for digital evidence examiners, today honors one of its members with the DFCB Fellow certification. Fred Cotton was elected to receive the certification. MarketWire

New Study Demonstrates IVF Success Rates for Women at Any Age When Used With Newer Chromosome Testing Methods
A groundbreaking study examining chromosomal testing of embryos during IVF has shown that older women are just as likely to become pregnant as younger women if a genetically normal embryo is transferred. MarketWire

ML Capital Group, Inc. Provides Progress Update on Renewable Energy and Power, Inc.
ML Capital Group, Inc. (OTCQB: MLCG) (OTCBB: MLCG) is pleased to provide this progress update report on its client, Renewable Energy and Power, Inc., which retained ML Capital Group, Inc. ("MLCG" or the "Company") in October of this year. MarketWire

Bradford Networks Names integraONE and Khipu Networks 2013 Partners of the Year
Bradford Networks, the best choice to enable secure network access for the mobile enterprise, today announced that integraONE is the 2013 North American Partner of the Year, and Khipu Networks is the 2013 International Partner of the Year MarketWire

Human Capital Institute 2014 Conferences to Address Most Pressing Issues in Human Capital Management
The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management, today announced details of its schedule of in-depth conferences to be held in 2014 MarketWire

TRC's Sean Layerle Elected to the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council Board of Directors
TRC Companies, Inc. is pleased to announce that Sean K. Layerle, a Program Manager with TRC in Oakland, California, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council (CEEIC). The CEEIC is the premier industry trade group representing non-utility companies that provide energy efficiency services and products in California MarketWire

George E. Danner, Founder of Business Laboratory, Receives the 2013 Wolfram Innovator Award
George E. Danner, founder and president of Business Laboratory, recently received the 2013 Wolfram Innovator Award, presented annually at Wolfram Technology Conferences around the world. MarketWire

Abu Dhabi Visitors Get a Taste of Royal Luxury at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Abu Dhabi visitors seeking elevated service in the most luxurious interiors will now be able to stay at the newly open Ritz-Carlton Royal Suite -- the latest addition to the premium accommodation options available at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. MarketWire

Star Bulk Takes Delivery of Its First Ultramax Bulk Carrier, Star Challenger
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has taken delivery of M/V Star Challenger (formerly M/V "Supra Challenger"), an Ultramax bulk carrier of 61,462 deadweight tons carrying capacity, built in Japan by Imabari Shipbuilding Group in November of 2012 MarketWire

Netlist Provides Update on Lawsuit Against Diablo Technologies, Smart Modular Technologies, Smart Storage Systems and Smart Worldwide Holdings
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a leading provider of high performance and hybrid memory solutions for the cloud computing and storage markets, provided an update on its lawsuit against Diablo Technologies, Inc., Smart Modular Technologies, Inc., Smart Storage Systems, Inc. and Smart Worldwide Holdings, Inc. MarketWire

BUYINS.NET Issues CopyTele SqueezeTrigger Report
MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - MarketWire

CytoSorbents Reports on Successful DIVI 2013 Conference
CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCBB: CTSO), a critical care focused company commercializing its European Union approved CytoSorb® blood filter to treat life-threatening illnesses in the intensive care unit, reports on its recent activities at the DIVI 2013 Congress in Leipzig, Germany. MarketWire

1st NRG Corp -- An Update on Current Drilling and Production
1st NRG Corp. (OTC Pink: FNRC), an exploration and production company currently developing and producing coal bed methane reserves (CBM) in Wyoming. MarketWire

Latteno's Valley Organics Identifies Westminster, Colorado as a Potential R&D Center
Latteno Food Corp.'s (OTC Pink: LATF) wholly-owned subsidiary Co-op Valley Organics, today announced that it has located three potential suitable building sites in Westminster for its new Colorado research and development center. The sites are 30 minutes northwest of Denver. Soil samples have been sent for laboratory testing. Architecture plan will follow when the soil test results returned MarketWire

MMRGlobal Shareholder Update on Patent Litigation, Court Orders All Five Defendants to Coordination Conference on January 13
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), through its wholly owned subsidiary MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHRs"), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced that it filed a second complaint for patent infringement against Walgreen Co MarketWire

Spindle Signs Strategic Agreement With iPayMobil
Spindle, Inc., (OTCQB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with iPayMobil, Inc., a developer of mobile payment ecommerce solutions MarketWire

Amegy Bank to Exchange Series A Preferred Stock for Shares of Infinity Energy Resources Common Stock
Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: IFNY) ("Infinity") (the "Company"), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced that Amegy Bank, N.A. (the "Bank") has agreed to exchange all 130,000 shares of Infinity Series A Preferred Stock (the "Preferred Stock") it owns for shares of Infinity Common Stock valued at $4.00 per share MarketWire

Marin Software and BlueKai Partner to Bring Audience Data to Search Advertising
Sophisticated marketers understand the key to realizing the full potential of online advertising exists within their data. Marin Connect offers marketers a flexible and open platform through which they can seamlessly integrate disparate sources of data -- cost, contextual, revenue, and audience data -- into a central, unified interface MarketWire

Rob Eleveld Joins WhitePages as Vice President, Enterprise Sales
WhitePages, the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., today announced that Rob Eleveld has joined the company's WhitePages PRO division as vice president of sales. Eleveld will be responsible for driving global revenue, implementing sales strategies and infrastructure, and continuing to build an expert B2B sales team for WhitePages PRO. MarketWire

Phytel Named a Finalist for Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition
Phytel, the leader in automated provider-led population health improvement, announced today that is has been selected as a finalist in this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare MarketWire

JetBlue Partners With The Ocean Foundation for a Unique Business Take on Ocean Conservation
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), today announces a unique partnership with The Ocean Foundation focusing on the long-term health of the Caribbean's oceans and beaches, a Commitment to Action developed at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Latin America meeting MarketWire

Turquoise Hill Announces Distribution of Rights Materials, Comments on Recent US Legal Complaint and Completes Altynalmas Gold Divestment
Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX: TRQ)(NYSE: TRQ)(NASDAQ: TRQ) today announced that the distribution of materials in conjunction with its recently announced rights offering has been completed MarketWire

Mindpix (MPIX) Announces Change in Board of Directors
Mindpix Corporation (OTC Pink: MPIX) ("Mindpix" or the "Company"), a technology driven media services and entertainment company focused on owning, creating or managing multi-platform music/entertainment, sports and U.S. Hispanic media properties, today announced a change in its Board of Directors MarketWire

Premier Biomedical Secures $5 Million Equity Funding From Kodiak Capital Group, LLC
Premier Biomedical, Inc MarketWire

Worldwide Acquires Interest in Medical Device Company
Worldwide Internet, Inc. (OTC Pink: WNTR) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of an interest in DPS Ventures LLC the owners of Dr Belt's Back Fix. MarketWire

Abby to Apply to Join New Mexico's Brewers Guild
Abby, Inc. (OTCQB: ABBY) -- Amanda Flores, President of Abby and T1O Events and Promotions, stated, "We are going to apply to the New Mexico Brewers Guild this week seeking to gain entry as an associate member. We want to assist the guild and all craft brewers with increasing awareness of the talent of New Mexico's craft brewers and the quality beer they are producing MarketWire

La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company Announces Complete Enrollment of Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GCS-100 in Chronic Kidney Disease
La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (OTCBB: LJPC) (the "Company" or "La Jolla"), a leader in the development of therapeutics targeting significant unmet life-threatening diseases, today announced that it has completed enrollment of its placebo-controlled, randomized Phase 2 clinical trial of GCS-100 in patients with chronic kidney disease ("CKD") MarketWire

Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. Announces the Appointment of Dave Vaishnav to the Advisory Board
Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) is very pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Dave Vaishnav to the Company. Mr. Vaishnav has held Senior Leadership Positions and Entrepreneurial Roles on projects from initial design to "just in time" delivery for corporate organizations such as the US Air Force, Military and GE and Boeing. MarketWire

WPCS Reports 2nd Quarter FY2014 Results
WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), which specializes in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, today announced financial results for the fiscal year 2014 second quarter ended October 31, 2013. WPCS currently has a backlog of $25.4 million in orders to fulfill and a bid list of $40.5 million in potential projects. MarketWire

Fresh Start Private Management, Inc. Completes Connecticut Licensing Agreement
Fresh Start Private Management Inc. (OTCQB: CEYY), a leader in alcohol treatment and rehabilitation programs, announces the completion of the licensing agreement with JPL, LLC granting them exclusive license and distribution rights of its alcohol treatment program in Connecticut MarketWire

iPerceptions Enhanced Text Mining Identifies Patterns Between Customer Behaviors and Attitudes
iPerceptions Inc. The inventor of Active Research™, the evolution of Customer Experience Management and Digital Analytics, today announced enhanced text mining capabilities for its Active Research™ platform, including clickstream data segmentation for more granular and flexible analysis of open-ended feedback MarketWire

Z-Wave Alliance Announces Frequency Approval for Z-Wave in South Korean Market
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem for wireless control products and services, is proud to announce the approval of radio frequency allocations that will bring Z-Wave control and automation to the South Korean market. MarketWire

Creative Thanks to the Feel-Good Atmosphere in the Office -- New Trends at the Office Next Moscow 2014
Professional office management starts with the technical equipment and ends with individual room/lighting concepts as well as space to breathe. Employees must feel good in the offices since they do spend more time there than in their free time or at home. Every second employee in Germany is unsatisfied with their job MarketWire

XsunX Announces Sales and Building Momentum Into 2014
XsunX, Inc. (OTCQB: XSNX), a renewable energy technology, systems, and services company, today announced adding 50kW in signed projects to its growing PV system development and installation services pipeline. The Company is focused on signing more solar contracts before year end. MarketWire

Optex Systems, Inc. Issued the First Patent Covering Its Digital Day and Night Technology
RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - Optex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPXS), a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies for domestic and foreign militaries, announced today the issuance of U.S. Patent No.13,357,802 titled "Multiple Spectral Single Image Sighting System Using Single Objective Lens Set MarketWire

Top 3 Workforce Predictions for 2014
HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - MBO Partners, the leader in the $250-billion and growing independent consulting sector in America, offers insight on the top three trends that will shape the American work and business landscape in 2014. MarketWire

Insight Media Founder Joins 3DIcon Technology Advisory Board
TULSA, OK--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - 3DIcon Corporation (OTCQB: TDCP), a developer of three dimensional projection display technologies, today announced that Mr. Chris Chinnock, Founder and President of Insight Media, has joined the Company's Technology Advisory Board. Insight Media, founded in 1998 by Mr MarketWire

Primero to Acquire Brigus Gold and Create a Diversified, Americas Based Mid-Tier Gold Producer
(Please note that all dollar amounts in this news release are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.) MarketWire

Effective Explosion Protection in the Bulk Goods Area: Great Potential for German Companies in Russia
Huge potential for bulk goods and technologies in Russia Russian government backing heavy investment in the future Huge demand for German high-technology Every day in Germany there are at least one to two dust explosions and these are only the registered ones MarketWire

A Joint German Exhibition Stand at the Modern Bakery Moscow 2014
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Morningstar Awards Highest 5-Star Rating to Mirae Asset's India Sector Leader Equity Fund
Mirae Asset Global Investments Group ("Mirae Asset"), the Asian emerging market equities specialist, is pleased to announce its Mirae Asset India Sector Leader Equity Fund (the "Fund") has been awarded the highest-available 5-Star rating from Morningstar as of 30 November 2013, for both the Class A and Class I shares denominated in USD MarketWire

Reality Crowd TV Announces Nationwide Tour to Promote Crowdfunding the American Dream
A new reality TV program focused on the booming crowdfunding industry, Reality Crowd TV, announced a nationwide tour of the United States. The program will focus on how the average American can use crowdfunding as a finance tool to raise money to start a small business, fund creative projects or donate money to social good initiatives to improve a community's well-being and economic development MarketWire

Highpower Subsidiary, Shenzhen Highpower Technology, Receives 6th Annual Longgang District Governor Quality Award
Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium rechargeable batteries and battery solutions, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Highpower TechnologyCo. Ltd ("Shenzhen Highpower"), has received the Longgang District's Sixth Annual Governor Quality Award MarketWire

Overland Storage Is Compliant With NASDAQ Listing Requirements
Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), a trusted global provider of unified data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced that the Company is compliant with the minimum market value of listed securities requirement set forth in NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(b)(2) and the minimum bid price requirement set forth in Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) MarketWire

Cellceutix Submits Application for IRB Review to Commence Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Novel Antibiotic Brilacidin
MarketWire

TVU Networks Expands Global Business Operations to Meet Growing Demand for IP-Video Solutions
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live IP-video and mobile electronic newsgathering (ENG) solutions today announced that the company has expanded its global operations by opening new regional offices in Vancouver, Canada. The expansion is intended to meet the growing demand for TVU's IP-video capture, transmission and distribution solutions in the Americas and beyond. MarketWire

Integrating Wellness and Volunteer Programs: Longfellow Benefits' Howard Tells How in Benefits Magazine
How can employers integrate wellness and employee volunteer programs? Some answers are in an article by wellness expert Kristie Howard, CEBS, CWWPC, vice president of Longfellow Benefits, in the December issue of Benefits Magazine. MarketWire

MEMS Is Revolutionizing the Internet of Things
MEMS Industry Group (MIG)'s conference session at the 2014 International CES® -- "MEMS Sensor Fusion - Revolutionizing the Internet of Things" -- will give consumer-electronics OEMs critical information on gaining all the benefits of MEMS technology -- without the drawbacks MarketWire

Duke's Rogers: New Regulatory Model Needed for Utilities to Succeed in Future, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Jim Rogers, chairman of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) (Charlotte, North Carolina), will be retiring from Duke at the end of 2013. Readers of Power Engineering magazine recently voted him the most influential executive in the electric power business MarketWire

Geophysical Industry Voices Concern About 2014 Barents Sea "Group Shoot"
International Association of Geophysical Contractors President Chip Gill today issued the following statement on the announcement by Norwegian Oil and Gas and Statoil of a joint seismic acquisition project in the Barents Sea: MarketWire

Indian Motorcycle Unveils One-of-a-Kind 'Big Chief Custom' to Highlight Customization Possibilities for 2014 Indian Chiefs
Indian Motorcycle®, America's first motorcycle company, today announced that it unveiled a fully customized, one-of-a-kind Indian Chief Classic on the floor of the International Motorcycle Show in New York City on Friday, December 13 MarketWire

Military Advanced Education Names Grantham a Top Military-Friendly University
Since its inception 62 years ago, Grantham University has always strived to help service members and veterans pursue and achieve their educational goals. For the seventh consecutive year, the University has been recognized for its efforts by Military Advanced Education (MAE) and named a top university in its "2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities MarketWire

Lattice Semiconductor Receives Huawei Partner and Supplier Awards
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that Huawei Technology Co., Ltd., a global leader in telecommunications network solutions, has recognized Lattice as a "2013 Core Partner" and honored the company with the "2012 Huawei Supplier Cooperation & Support award." Lattice was recognized by Huawei for its quality, delivery, technology cooperation and service. MarketWire

Interactive Data Extends FutureSource With New Energy and Commodities Data
Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of market data solutions to the global energy and commodities industry, today announced a significant series of enhancements to FutureSource®, its market data management and analytics platform. MarketWire

NCSBN Raises the Passing Standard for the NCLEX-PN(R) Examination
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) Board of Directors (BOD) voted on Dec. 10, 2013, to raise the passing standard for the NCLEX-PN® Examination (the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses). The passing standard will be revised from the current logits* -0.27 to -0 MarketWire

Game Ready(R) Publishes New Knee Surgery Recovery E-Book
Game Ready®, the leader in active compression and cold therapy technology for injury treatment and post-operative recovery, today announced it is publishing a new E-book to help those individuals recuperating from knee surgery accelerate their recovery timeline MarketWire

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) Names Gaming Industry Expert as New Business Development Manager for Italy
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world's leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, has named gaming industry expert Simona Dutto as the company's new Business Development Manager in Italy, joining the GLI Europe Development team. MarketWire

Veidekke ASA :Veidekke buys Swedish contractor
Veidekke has strengthened its market position in Sweden by buying the Stockholm based contractor Arcona AB, which has 180 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 1 billion. The acquisition also includes majority shareholdings in the companies Exengo Installationskonsult and BSK Arkitekter. GlobeNewswire

Slovak Telekom launches nationwide 4G/LTE network with Ericsson
New LTE network is a part of the most extensive and technologically advanced mobile broadband network in Slovakia LTE provides enhanced mobile broadband experience for subscribers As sole vendor of the radio network, Ericsson extends its long-term co-operation with Slovak Telekom Slovak Telekom has launched a 4G LTE network in five cities in Slovakia, more locations will follow soon. GlobeNewswire

Talvivaara Mining Company Plc: Nyrstar has reinstated its support for reorganization application of Talvivaara Sotkamo Ltd
Stock exchange releaseTalvivaara Mining Company Plc16 December 2013 GlobeNewswire

SingTel deploys self-organizing network solution with Ericsson
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AerCap to Acquire International Lease Finance Corporation
New industry leader in aircraft leasing with total assets of $41 billion, fleet of over 1,300 aircraft and highly attractive order book of 385 aircraft GlobeNewswire

Per Mikael Jensen is leaving Metro International
Metro International S.A today announced that Metro's CEO, Per-Mikael Jensen, has decided to leave the company. GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE: Contract award for Safe Regency in Mexico
Cotemar group has awarded Safe Regency a bareboat contract from 27 January 2014 until 31 December 2017. GlobeNewswire

Reports in the Oman media
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 36-2013, 16 December 2013. GlobeNewswire

Songa Offshore SE : Update on conditions for private placement and convertible bond issue
Reference is made to previous announcements regarding Songa Offshore SE's (the "Company") private placement of shares with gross proceeds of approximately USD 250 million and convertible bond issue with gross proceeds of USD 150 million GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä AQUARIUS®EC Ballast Water Management System granted Type Approval
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 16 December 2013 at 10 am EET GlobeNewswire

Kesko's sales in November 2013
KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 16.12.2013 AT 09.00 1(2) GlobeNewswire

SIKA HAS AGREED TO ACQUIRE A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF CEMENTITIOUS POWDER PRODUCTS IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA
Sika AG /SIKA HAS AGREED TO ACQUIRE A LEADING MANUFACTURER OF CEMENTITIOUS POWDER PRODUCTS IN SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Galapagos selects pre-clinical candidate for cystic fibrosis
Novel potentiator shows more activity in pre-clinical studies than market leader Kalydeco® Start of Phase 1 expected before end 2014 Mechelen, Belgium; 16 December 2013 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announced today that it nominated a pre-clinical candidate potentiator for clinical development in its cystic fibrosis (CF) program. GlobeNewswire

Inspiring the next generation of farmers
Nestlé S.A. /Inspiring the next generation of farmers. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Tikkurila to donate the interior paints for the New Children's Hospital in Helsinki
Tikkurila OyjPress Release on December 16, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. GlobeNewswire

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