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Sharecare Names Top 10 Social HealthMakers on Mental Health
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Mental illness affects one in four American adults in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, yet approximately 40 percent of them don't receive mental health services. Additionally, less than half of youth between the ages of 8 and 15 with a mental illness get treatment each year MarketWire

INVESTOR ALERT: Federman & Sherwood Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY)
On December 16, 2013, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona against Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY) MarketWire

University General Health System to Host Investor Update Conference Call on Thursday, December 19, 2013
University General Health System, Inc.(OTCQB: UGHS), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health delivery system, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call for 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (EST) on Thursday, December 19, 2013 to review the Company's status regarding its Form 10-Q filings and to update investors regarding 2013 performance expectations. MarketWire

American Premium Water Corporation "APWC", Stock Symbol: EXPU Has Been Notified by FINRA That as of December 19, 2013 the Name and Stock Symbol Change Process Will Be Completed; "HIPH" Will Be the New Stock Symbol for American Premium Water Corporation
American Premium Water Corporation. (OTC Pink: EXPU) is pleased to provide the following update to the investment community and our shareholders MarketWire

Cisco Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that earlier today its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.17 per common share to be paid on January 22, 2014, to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 6, 2014. MarketWire

Fulton Financial Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT) will pay a quarterly cash dividend of eight cents per share on its common stock on January 15, 2014 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2014. MarketWire

Kansas City Managed Service & IT Company Shares Tech Tips to Boost Holiday Sales
The holiday shopping season is here, but many small businesses might be finding it difficult to compete with larger retailers. However, with the aid of some tech tips from Mark Dryer, president of MDL Technology, LLC, small businesses might be able to get an edge this holiday season. MarketWire

Helix BioPharma Announces Director Resignation
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP), a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, today announced that Mario Gobbo has resigned from Helix's board of directors. MarketWire

BTI Systems Senior Executive to Moderate Panel Session at PTC'14
BTI Systems, the software and networking leader empowering content and service providers to capitalize on trends in cloud services, mobility and Internet video, today announced that Vice President of Platform Solutions Chandra Pandey will be moderating a panel at PTC'14: New World, New Strategies, hosted by the Pacific Telecommunications Council MarketWire

Reed's Culture Club Kombucha Now Authorized in Over 200 Ingles Markets Throughout the Southeast Market
Reed's, Inc. (NYSE MKT: REED), maker of the top-selling sodas in natural food stores nationwide and the number two selling Kombucha line of fermented, probiotic organic teas, announced today that Ingles Markets, Inc MarketWire

Finnleo Announces 2014 S-Series Low EMR, Low EF Infrared Saunas
COKATO, MN--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - In an "industry first" Finnleo released in 2012 its S-series IR saunas -- the first Low EMR and Low EF infrared saunas that had EMR and EF radiation levels below the Swedish standards MarketWire

4 Year End Tax Tips for Your Holiday To Do List
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - In the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle take time to give yourself the gift of tax savings. The following tax tips could help you save money and minimize your 2013 tax bill, but only if you act before year's end. MarketWire

Donald Berwick Applauds Health Care Sustainability Initiatives
ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Donald Berwick -- one of the world's leading advocates for high-quality health care -- declared environmental sustainability as one next crucial revolution in quality care during a presentation today at the 25th Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando. MarketWire

10 Thunderbird Highlights From 2013
GLENDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Thunderbird School of Global Management operates its main campus near Phoenix, Arizona, but the school's impact spanned continents in 2013. During the past 12 months, Thunderbird welcomed its most international MBA class in history, earned a No MarketWire

Movia C. Howell, Business Development Manager Joins Vacation Express to Take on New York as Part of the Tri-State Sales Team
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - "Making waves for New Yorkers and the well-heeled Tri-state area, Vacation Express [VE] has taken risk block seats and added exclusive charter flights -- who would have believed it just 12 months ago," said Kevin Hernandez, Founder and now VP of Marketing and Digital Strategy for Vacation Express, Inc.  MarketWire

AmeriHealth Caritas Honored for Supporting Local and Disadvantaged Businesses by PA-NJ-DE Minority Supplier Development Council
PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - As it has grown into a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies has remained committed to growing and improving the individual communities it serves, including its financial and professional support of local and disadvantaged businesses MarketWire

SurePayroll's Top 5 Resolutions for Small Business in 2014
GLENVIEW, IL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - It's that time of year. Time to reflect on the year. Time to take stock of your business and determine how to make improvements in 2014. As you juggle the busy holiday season, don't lose sight of simple changes to make your life easier -- and improve the way you do business MarketWire

Enhancements at Westin New Orleans Canal Place Now Complete
NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Already known for the breathtaking views from its 11th floor lobby and guestrooms, Westin New Orleans Canal Place (100 Rue Iberville) announced today the unveiling of the hotel's lobby enhancements and new 1,000 square feet Westin WORKOUT Fitness Center MarketWire

CDC Foundation Receives Three Grants Totaling $13.5 Million for Meningitis and Rotavirus Global Advancements
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - The CDC Foundation has received three grants totaling $13.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives of millions worldwide. The grants will enable the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of the U.S MarketWire

GS1 Named an Accredited Issuing Agency for Unique Device Identifiers by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - GS1, a leading global standards organization, was accredited today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an issuing agency for unique device identifiers (UDIs). Global GS1 Standards, administered in the U.S MarketWire

Walton Family Foundation Invests to Double the Number of Students Enrolled in Private School With Public Scholarships by 2017
BENTONVILLE, AR--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Today the Walton Family Foundation announced plans to invest $6 million in the Alliance for School Choice in support of an effort to double the number of students nationwide who attend private schools with the support of publicly funded scholarships MarketWire

JetBlue Encourages Students to Keep Their Heads in the Clouds With the Launch of the JetBlue Foundation
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), today announces the launch of the JetBlue Foundation. At JetBlue, inspiration is more than an ideal. The airline's mission is to inspire humanity beyond air travel MarketWire

NCCN Receives Esteemed Accreditation for CME Activities
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) -  The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. MarketWire

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Banks on Robot for Process Automation
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Robot, a division of Help/Systems, a leading provider of systems management, security, and business intelligence solutions, announced today that the Dubuque-based multi-bank holding company, Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), chose Robot systems management solutions for reliable job scheduling in preparation for aggressive growth. MarketWire

NUMERIK JENA Unveils New and Improved Website
SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Just in time for the New Year, NUMERIK JENA now unveils its new and improved website in order to more easily share its information online (www.numerikjena.de) MarketWire

Canada-Based Metropolitan Movers Launches Charity Initiative
Metropolitan Movers, Canada's leading moving supplier, today announced that it has launched its "Metro Gives Back" charity initiative in support of Canada's largest food rescue program. Under the program, with each residential or commercial move provided by Metropolitan Movers, the company will donate 10 meals for Canadians in need MarketWire

The Best 0% APR Credit Cards of 2013, Ranked by Creditnet.com
Today, Creditnet.com, a leading website on credit cards, announced the best 0% APR credit cards of 2013. 0% interest credit cards help consumers to reduce their debt while saving money. With a 0% APR card, there is a promotional period in which no interest is accrued. As a result, consumers can pay off their debt without having extra interest charges MarketWire

KAR Auction Services Announces Three New Board Members
Carmel, Ind.-based KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), a provider of used vehicle auction services, announced today the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Stephen Smith, Donna Ecton and Michael Kestner. Board positions took effect on December 16, 2013. KAR Auction Services, Inc. CEO Jim Hallett made the announcement. MarketWire

WPCS Announces Acquisition of New Line of Business
WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), ("WPCS" or the "Company"), which specializes in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, today announced that it has entered into various agreements to acquire BTX Trader LLC (BTX), an early stage technology company currently engaged in the development of a proprietary trading platform for the emerging bitcoin industry MarketWire

RayBiotech, Inc. Announces Partnership With Fox Chase Cancer Center
RayBiotech, Inc. ("RBI") today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Genomics Core Facility of Fox Chase Cancer Center. Under the terms of the partnership, RayBiotech will provide comprehensive GLP-compliant biomarker discovery and validation services to Fox Chase Cancer Center and its researchers MarketWire

Hotel in Florence, Alabama Attracts Golfers With Access to Award-Winning Courses
There's something to be said about word of mouth, especially when that word is circulating among the mouths of industry experts. Case in point is the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which has lately been garnering copious attention and accolades. From magazines to television shows, it seems everyone is talking about this 26-course trail throughout Alabama MarketWire

FRIDAY DEADLINE: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Action Against General Cable Corporation and Its Board of Directors and Deadline of December 20, 2013 to Seek Lead Plaintiff Position
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the USDC for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased General Cable Corporation ("General Cable" or the "Company") (NYSE: BGC) between May 3, 2011 and October 14, 2013. MarketWire

Mobile Bay Hotel Deals Cater to Every Holiday and Hobby
It's nice to feel understood. From book clubs to professional groups, this is a motivating factor for almost every means of socialization. And it's what's inspired the bevy of amenities, accolades and packages at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa MarketWire

MOON Collaborative Holds Inaugural Member Summit for Veterinary Specialty Practices
MOON, a member organization consisting of veterinary specialty & referral practices from across the United States, held its inaugural member summit on November 13 through 15 in Los Gatos, CA. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen the MOON network by developing relationships and addressing common business challenges in a collaborative way MarketWire

Teq Launches First Live, Interactive Online Professional Development for K-12 Educators: Offers More Than 50 Web-Based Courses
Teq, the educational technology and professional development company, today launched the first live, interactive online professional development offering, with more than 50-web based courses for K-12 educators. At Benjamin Cardozo High School in New York City, they are rolling out Teq Online PD (Professional Development) for use by all of its teachers MarketWire

Trillium Makes Major Improvements to Its CNG Station at San Francisco Airport
A significant upgrade to improve the fueling experience at Trillium CNG's™ compressed natural gas station at San Francisco International Airport, one of the largest public CNG stations in Northern California, is complete. MarketWire

Dining at Aventura Mall Hotel Gets a Modern Boost at The Bistro
Being on the road for business guests usually means long days and quick meals, and when it comes to the latter, travelers often settle for whatever they can find. For guests of the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall, however, the easiest option is also the best. This hotel's restaurant The Bistro in Aventura, Florida, offers delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. MarketWire

Energy Efficiency Innovator HPEV, Inc. Shines in Critical Commercialization Test
HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: WARM), an innovator in energy efficiency and heat removal technologies, announced today that Mohler Technology, Inc. ("MTI") of Boonville, Indiana, an industry-leading motor testing, manufacturing and repair facility, completed tests for a generator for a yet to be named customer with HPEV technology built inside MarketWire

Holiday Shopping Shines With Exclusive Deal From Oceanfront Resort in Curacao
Enjoy exclusive Curacao shopping this holiday season with a fun-filled hotel package at the Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino that includes a book full of discount coupons to retail outlets and restaurants. MarketWire

Celebrate New Year's at Bombay Luxury Hotel With Music, Dancing and More
The hottest ticket in Mumbai this New Year's Eve is at the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai, where a lineup of musical superstars, decadent food and premium drinks will attract the who's who of the Maximum City. MarketWire

4A's Hires Advertising Industry Veteran Bill Tucker Executive Vice President, Media Relations
The 4A's, the leading trade association representing the advertising agency business, announced today that industry media agency management specialist Bill Tucker will be joining the association in January, 2014 as Executive Vice President, Media Relations. He will be based at the 4A's headquarters in New York. MarketWire

Mackinac Financial Corporation Declares Increased Cash Dividend on Common Stock and Continuance of Stock Buyback Program
Mackinac Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MFNC), the bank holding company for mBank (the "Bank"), today announced that on December 17, 2013, its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $.05 per common share, payable January 8, 2014 to shareholders of record December 30, 2013. The dividend is an increase of $.01 per share from the prior quarter's dividend. MarketWire

Additional U.S. Patents Highlight Mattersight's Unique Capabilities to Analyze Language, Customer Interactions, and Customer Behavior
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR), a leading provider of big data enterprise analytics, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two new patents (U.S. Pat. 8,594,285 and 8,611,523) to the company. The '285 patent expands upon the company's previous patents in the area of applying psychological behavioral models to automatically analyze customer interactions MarketWire

Quantum Wins Channel Program of the Year at 2013 SVC Awards
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, claimed "Vendor's Reseller Channel Program of the Year" at the 2013 Storage Virtualisation Cloud (SVC) Awards. The award underscores the benefits and value of the Quantum Alliance global reseller program to partners MarketWire

Classic or Customized, Holiday Parties at the Munich Marriott Hotel Are Cause for Celebration
For anyone who thinks the office Christmas party has to be predictable, it's time to book one at the Munich Marriott Hotel. Gone are the bland decorations, the inadequate snacks and the baffling playlist compiled by the company's IT technician. Instead, this cosmopolitan property has developed three distinct packages that let groups customize their holiday celebrations. MarketWire

Findly Appoints Product Management Expert Jeff Kreutz as Senior Vice President, Products
Findly, the on demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced today that product management professional Jeff Kreutz has joined the company as senior vice president, Products. In this role, he is responsible for leading the development of Findly's innovative cloud-based talent acquisition solutions. MarketWire

Dreams Come True With Elegant Weddings in the Hotel in St. Petersburg
Everything needed for making a dream wedding come true can be found inside one of the premier hotels in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia where elegant venues, on-site catering, dedicated wedding planners and exceptional service are just a few of the many reasons couples are turning to stylish hotels to create incredible wedding day memories MarketWire

Judicial Watch Obtains CIA Transcript of Brennan "Underwear Bomb" Briefing
Judicial Watch today released the full transcript of a May 7, 2012, teleconference between then-White House top counterterror adviser John Brennan and various TV terrorism consultants, in which Brennan reveals that the U.S. and its allies had "inside control over any plot" in its efforts to thwart a May 2012 terrorism bomb plot. Brennan is now CIA director MarketWire

Santee School Is the Latest to Receive a $5,000 Barona Education Grant
The Barona Band of Mission Indians is ending 2013 on a high note by awarding an education grant to a deserving local school. The program's most recent $5,000 grant was presented by Councilwomen Beth Glasco and Bonnie LaChappa to Hill Creek Elementary in Santee, Calif. and will check off important educational resources on both student's and faculty's holiday wish lists. MarketWire

Smaller Meeting Rooms Make a Mighty Impression in Washington, DC
Sometimes sharing isn't caring; it's just sharing. Like when a hotel books 20 simultaneous events and everyone has to compete for service, access and meeting space. Other times, as at the Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, groups are treated like only children and receive personalized attention, choice event spaces and special perks MarketWire

Dive Into Romance at Harbour Village Beach Club
This year, thrill your Valentine with an unforgettably romantic escape to Harbour Village Beach Club, nestled on a secluded, silky sand beach that's surrounded by gently swaying palm trees and calm, crystal-clear waters teeming with vibrant sea life and pristine reefs waiting to be explored. MarketWire

Enjoy Stress-Free Shopping With Mall of America Bloomington, MN Hotel Offers
Take the stress out of holiday shopping with a "stay and play" package at one of the top hotels near Minneapolis Airport that includes a $25 gift certificate to Mall of America. MarketWire

Don't Miss Moon Dance Cliffs' "Endless Weekend" Spring Escape Offer
This spring, break from the ordinary and enjoy special savings with an escape to Moon Dance Cliffs, an idyllic seaside resort situated on the picturesque oceanfront Cliffs of Negril at Jamaica's westernmost edge. MarketWire

Confirmed to Perform on ABC'S 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' in New York City's Times Square; Icona Pop to Appear on 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' & 'The Queen Latifah Show'; Set to Join North American Bangerz Tour With Sky Ferreira Supporting Miley Cyrus & Katy Perry's U.K Prismatic Tou
With their west coast headlining tour in full swing, a recently unveiled, artsy, black and white video for their brand new single "Just Another Night" and 2014 tours supporting Miley Cyrus in North America and Katy Perry in the U.K, Icona Pop -- the first ever Swedish female duo to top the U MarketWire

The NCAA(R) and PrimeSport Announce Launch of the Official NCAA Ticket Exchange(TM) for 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four(R)
PrimeSport, the Official Ticket & Hospitality Provider of the NCAA, today announced the launch of the Official NCAA Ticket Exchange for the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Final Four. MarketWire

Indie Filmmaker Shocked as Australian iTunes Sales Double US Sales
Los Angeles based Indie Filmmaker Nathan Ives, writer and director of "It's Not You, It's Me" starring Vivica Fox (Kill Bill 2), Joelle Carter (Justified), and Ross McCall (Band of Brothers), was surprised to find that his Australian iTunes sales more than doubled those in the US. MarketWire

Largest Law Firm in Oregon Maintains Continued 100% Network Uptime With ViaWest
ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, announces that one of its largest customers in Oregon, Stoel Rives, maintained 100% network uptime during city power outage MarketWire

InsideView Appoints Sylvia Kainz as Vice President of Business Operations
InsideView, the CRM Intelligence™ leader, today announced the appointment of Sylvia Kainz as Vice President of Business Operations. Ms. Kainz will scale operations to support growing demand for InsideView solutions, and will help shape corporate strategy to maximize go-to-market effectiveness MarketWire

Paul Faye Joins Presidio Residential Capital as Asset Manager
Presidio Residential Capital has engaged Paul Faye, an industry veteran with more than 15 years of residential, development and housing experience, as an asset manager. Faye will be responsible for a portfolio of existing joint venture and owned assets that Presidio has invested in. MarketWire

Entone Extends Home Cloud Solution With EnterLink(TM)
Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions, is taking a leadership role in eliminating the need for new wires and set-top boxes in consumers' homes with the introduction of its EnterLink video networking solution. MarketWire

Mega Millions(R) Jackpot Jumps to $636 Million; Second Largest Jackpot in History
The Mega Millions jackpot has been increased $50 million from $586 million to $636 million for tonight's draw. This is the second largest jackpot in history. The cash option would be $341.2 million, before taxes. MarketWire

Ubiquity Corporation Announces Major Film Deal and Partnership With Exclusive Media
Irvine-based Ubiquity Broadcasting Corp. (OTCQB: UBIQ) announced that its studio division, Ubiquity Studios, has reached an agreement to produce a feature film thriller to be set and filmed on the historic cruise ship, the Queen Mary. MarketWire

Radius Names Robert Ward President and Chief Executive Officer
Radius Health, Inc. ("Radius") announced today the appointment of Robert Ward as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr MarketWire

Maxwell Systems Press Conference at World of Concrete 2014 to Highlight All-in-One Software for Improved Office-Field Collaboration and Profit
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RESCISSION of CONDITIONAL FULL Redemption Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, Duke Capital Note-Backed Series 2003-3 Trust 1,489,200 $25 Par ($37,230,000 Certificate Principal Amount) Class A-1 Certificates Due February 15, 2032 CUSIP No. 21988G312* (NYSE: JBI)
FURTHER TO OUR PREVIOUS NOTICE dated December 12, 2013, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the exercising Call Warrant Holder has not fulfilled the requirements of the Call Warrant exercise and the Trustee has not received the Call Price for the Conditional Full Redemption that was scheduled for today MarketWire

Digabit(TM), Inc. Announces Release of Advanced Mobile Application
Digabit™, Inc., (www.digabit.com) today announced the release of Documobile™, the mobile version of Digabit's flagship product, Documoto™. MarketWire

Universal Secure Registry Issued Game-Changing Identity Authentication Patent
Universal Secure Registry™, LLC (USR), an identity authentication company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 8,613,052 covering breakthrough technology allowing individuals to conveniently and securely authenticate their identity via their smartphone MarketWire

InterCore's Alertness Detection Software Could Avert Future Disasters Like the MTA Derailment
InterCore Energy, Inc. (OTC Pink: ICOR) believes that the alertness detection technology it is commercializing will likely prevent future disasters like the recent derailment of the Metro-North commuter train. MarketWire

AzBIA and Traklight to Host Educational Event for Local Arizona Entrepreneurs
Traklight LLC, a Phoenix-based provider of online software and tools that easily identify and secure intellectual property (IP), will team up with the Arizona Business Incubation Association (AzBIA) to host an educational event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 15, 2014 at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI). MarketWire

Stratos Appoints New Director of Point-of-Care Diagnostics
Stratos Product Development today announced it has appointed a Director of Point-of-Care Diagnostics to support its significant involvement in the field of in vitro diagnostics and growing involvement in global health initiatives for emerging markets. Wallace White, formerly the Director of Mechanical Engineering for Stratos, has been promoted to the position. MarketWire

CTX Virtual Technologies, Inc. Has Been Awarded by the Chinese Government to Supply Electronic Walking Aid for the Blind
CTX Virtual Technologies, Inc. (OTC Pink: CTXV), a technology company that manufactures and distributes mobile telecommunication, virtual imaging and mobile data input accessories, today announced the signing of a supply contract with Chinese Government procurement bureau to supply CTX developed Electronic Walking Aid for the blind MarketWire

Sway Group Announces 'Women Get Social' Conference for Bloggers
Sway Group is excited to announce a new conference series aimed at helping female bloggers grow their online community and enhance their earning potential. The inaugural Women Get Social conference will be held February 28th - March 1st in San Diego, California. MarketWire

Judicial Watch Nationwide Search of State Records Reveals Massive Health Insurance Policy Cancellations Resulting From Obamacare Mandates
Judicial Watch today released state records revealing high numbers of policy cancellations as a direct result of requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare MarketWire

GSN Games Announces First Game Innovators Scholarship Winner
GSN Games, a leading provider of cross-platform entertainment, today announced that Brett Morris, a Rochester Institute of Technology student, has been named the winner of its first-ever $2,500 Game Innovators Scholarship. The scholarship program was established to foster the next generation of games industry leaders. MarketWire

Spectrum Gaming Group Identifies Top 21 Casino Industry Trends for 2014
Spectrum Gaming Group, an independent research and professional services firm serving public- and private-sector clients worldwide, has listed the 21 most important trends that the global casino industry needs to monitor in 2014. MarketWire

Court Confirms Rural/Metro Plan of Reorganization
Rural/Metro Corporation, a national provider of private ambulance and fire protection services in 21 states and nearly 700 communities, today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware ("the Court") has confirmed the Company's Plan of Reorganization. Rural/Metro expects to formally emerge from Chapter 11 in the next few weeks. MarketWire

Current Salon and Color Bar in Ashburn, VA Offers Discounts for a Special Night Out and Eufora Hair Care
The stylists at Current Salon and Color Bar in Ashburn, Virginia know people want to look great for their holiday parties and special occasions. Prepare for that special night out with a trip to Current Salon and Color Bar MarketWire

Original Carrabba's Named Top Italian Restaurant in Texas Leading a Host of Top Businesses Into Oprah Magazine
TOPS In America announced today its Top Italian Restaurant in Texas (Houston Edition) -- The Original Carrabba's on Kirby Drive, still owned by Johnny Carrabba and family, which will appear in Oprah's O Magazine, Food & Wine, and four other national magazines. MarketWire

LoanScoreCard Delivers New HUD / FHA QM Rule in Record Time
In an effort to remain proactive, LoanScoreCard™ has implemented the recently released FHA QM final rule on Safe Harbor in its December 16 update, literally days after the rule's promulgation. LoanScoreCard, provider of automated underwriting engines and compliance solutions, is believed to be the first QM solution firm to provide this important service. MarketWire

Grand Hotel's Restaurants in Bucharest, Romania Garner Prestigious Awards
JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel was again among the nominees for the prestigious Food & Bar Gala, one of the most important awards celebrating excellence within HoReCa. This year's edition gathered over 150 guests and partners for the festivities. MarketWire

Nano Labs Signs Agreement With Fintegra to Form New Nano Coatings Company
Nano Labs Corp. (OTCQB: CTLE) ("Nano Labs" or "The Company") is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) Agreement with RSD Investment S. de R.L de C.V. ("Fintegra") with respect to the parties forming a joint venture company to exploit Nano Labs' proprietary nano coatings technology. MarketWire

Jameson Stanford Resources Opens Office Doors for Informal Stockholder Meeting in Las Vegas
Jameson Stanford Resources Corporation (OTCQB: JMSN), a company engaged in the exploration and development of mining claims and mineral leases in southwest Utah, cordially invites all Company stockholders to attend an informal meeting Thursday, December 19, 2013, at the Company's corporate office in Las Vegas. MarketWire

More Than 180 Boy Scout Units Use Sage Mobile Payments for Popcorn Fundraisers
Sage North America today announced it is providing mobile payments capabilities for popcorn sales for numerous Boy Scout Councils. More than 180 Boy Scout Units -- groups of Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops -- are using Sage Mobile Payments, the Payment Card Industry (PCI)-compliant mobile payments product. MarketWire

Brookfield Canada Office Properties Declares January 2014 Monthly Distribution
The Board of Trustees of Brookfield Canada Office Properties (TSX: BOX.UN)(NYSE: BOXC) announced a distribution of $0.0975 per trust unit payable on January 15, 2014 to holders of Trust units of record at the close of business on December 31, 2013. MarketWire

Champagne Holiday Spritz Party Brings Hollywood Production Center Tenants Together in Holiday Cheer
Two Hollywood Production Center locations, Hollywood Production Center 1 and Hollywood Production Center 4, hosted a Champagne Holiday Spritz Party earlier this month which allowed neighbors utilizing executive office rentals for filming, editing, post production and other activities to get better acquainted MarketWire

The Secrets of Holiday Con Artists
It's that time of year again -- when investors take stock of their investments and review their year-end performance. It's also when Philadelphia securities and Elder Law attorney Debra G. Speyer of Speyer Law firm warns of the red flags to watch for. MarketWire

Surrey Bancorp Announces Special Cash Dividend of $0.21 per Common Share
The Board of Directors of Surrey Bancorp ("the Company") (PINKSHEETS: SRYB) has declared a special cash dividend of 21 cents ($0.21) per share on the Company's common stock. The cash dividend is payable on January 8, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 27, 2013 MarketWire

Chris Collins Travels From His TenTen Wilshire Offices as Featured Artist for NYC 'Beth Stern Benefit for Bulldogs' Event
'Top Dogs' artist Chris Collins recently left his TenTen Wilshire downtown LA executive office to travel to New York City where he appeared on television shows and attended the 'Beth Stern Benefit for Bulldogs' as the event's featured artist. Chris Collins is unique in that he is the only artist in the world who paints bulldogs exclusively. MarketWire

B.o.B Shines With "UNDERGROUND LUXURY"; Atlanta Rapper's Third Studio Album Features Appearances From T.I., Chris Brown, Future, 2 Chainz, Juicy J and More; Acclaimed MC Heralds New Album With a String of High-Profile Television Appearances Including The Queen Latifah Show and The Arsenio Hall Show;
Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist, B.o.B celebrates the release of his third studio album, "UNDERGROUND LUXURY," which arrives in stores and online today. "UNDERGROUND LUXURY" comes as a follow up to the rapper's 2012 Gold-certified album, "STRANGE CLOUDS," which spawned the multi-platinum hit singles, "Strange Clouds (feat. Lil Wayne)," "Both Of Us (feat MarketWire

EUR594,923 Winner at All Slots Casino on Caribbean Draw Poker
For Matej B. from Croatia, Christmas has arrived early at All Slots Casino. He was playing EUR4 bets on Caribbean Draw Poker, a Gold Series progressive poker game, when suddenly, he was dealt following five cards: a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of Hearts. A Royal Flush MarketWire

Cardero Announces Completion of Debt Settlements
Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero" or the "Company") (TSX: CDU)(OTCBB: CDYCF)(FRANKFURT: CR5) announces that it has completed debt settlements with a number of arm's length creditors MarketWire

Breakthrough Technology Group CEO, Jeff Kaplan, Honored in 6th Annual MSPmentor 250 for 2nd Consecutive Year
Jeff Kaplan, CEO of Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG), was selected for Nine Lives Media's sixth annual MSPmentor 250. The global list identifies the world's leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches, and community leaders. MarketWire

King & Spalding Wins $250 Million Arbitration Award for Micula Against Government of Romania
In one of the largest arbitration awards on record at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) -- and one that could have an impact on the evolution of international law -- King & Spalding secured a $250 million victory for Micula in a long-running investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Romania. MarketWire

Meritage Reports Acquisition of Jacksonville, FL Wendy's Restaurant Bringing Total Restaurants to 119
Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU), one of the nation's premier restaurant operators, today announced it has acquired an additional Wendy's restaurant in Jacksonville, FL bringing its operations to 119 restaurants in six states. MarketWire

Global Clean Energy, Inc. Updates Finger Lakes, New York Waste to Fuels Development
Global Clean Energy, Inc. (OTC PINK: GCEI) is proceeding with Full Circle Renewables,LLC to develop an Anaerobic Digestion AD development on the Seneca AgBio Energy Park in Romulus, New York. GCE and Seneca will provide land, infrastructure, rail access and gas input facility while Full Circle will provide the technology and operations. MarketWire

Idahoan(R) Sponsors Tatergeddon(R) at 2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Event
The 2nd annual Tatergeddon®, the ultimate potato throw down with last year's winner, mashed taking on baked, will take place on Friday the 20th at 5:00PM in the Basque block in Boise, Idaho. It's the featured event at Mash Bash, part of the celebration of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. MarketWire

New York Real Estate Executives Doubt de Blasio's Support of Commercial Property Owners' Interests, According to Survey by Marks Paneth
Most New York City commercial real estate executives say they're not confident Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will support the interests of the city's commercial property owners, according to a new survey by accounting firm Marks Paneth. MarketWire

MetaStat Announces Poster Presentation at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
MetaStat, Inc MarketWire

9 of Top 10 Chemical Companies on ICIS Top 100 Listing Do Business Through the Elemica Network
Elemica, the leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, announces that nine of the top ten companies listed on the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies annual ranking conduct commerce through Elemica's QuickLink Network MarketWire

Virtual Radiologic Awarded Its 12th and 13th Patents
Virtual Radiologic (vRad), the nation's largest radiology practice, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Company's 12th and 13th patents. Patent No. 8,612,250, titled "Multiple Resource and Planning System," and Patent No MarketWire

Easy-to-Make Italian Meals
(Family Features) In an effort to squeeze in valuable time together, more families are zooming past the drive-thru and heading home to the table for simpler, satisfying and more wholesome dinners. MarketWire

Sterling Healthworks Launches One-Stop Healthcare Hub, Helping Consumers and Businesses Untangle Obamacare
Created to help individuals, families, and businesses navigate the complexities of the Affordable Care Act, Sterling Healthworks, the one-stop online destination for healthcare reform, signals a new chapter for Americans by vastly simplifying the insurance marketplace MarketWire

Digital First Media Announces the Merger of MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media
Digital First Media today announced the merger of MediaNews Group and 21st Century Media. MarketWire

DTI LitWorks(TM) Offering Discount for Q1 2014 Certified Litigation Support and Project Management Courses in Atlanta
DTI, the nation's largest independent provider of e-discovery services and managed document review, and its wholly owned training company, LitWorks™, have announced a 10% discount for groups registering for its Q1 2014 LitWorks course offerings. The discount offer expires on December 31, 2013 MarketWire

Kindred Bio Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering
Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN) (Kindred Bio), a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 8,625,000 shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $7 MarketWire

Tiburon Announces Strategic Partnership With Nlets to Provide Hosting Infrastructure and Services to Clients
Tiburon, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group and the leading provider of public safety software solutions, today announced its strategic partnership with Nlets to provide its secure and proven hosting services to clients using Tiburon's innovative CAD, RMS, Jail and Analytics solutions. MarketWire

GENERAL CABLE 72 HOUR DEADLINE ALERT: Approximately 72 Hours Remain; Former Louisiana Attorney General and Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Remind Investors of Deadline in Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against General Cable Corp. - BGC
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, the former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors with large financial interests that they have only until December 20, 2013 to file lead plaintiff applications in securities class action lawsuits against General Cable Corp. (NYSE: BGC) MarketWire

Livefyre Continues Global Expansion Into Australia
Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, today announced it has expanded into Australia, with more than 15 national broadcasters and digital publishers as customers and the opening of a new office in Sydney. Companies using Livefyre include SBS, Shine Australia, News Corp Australia, News.com MarketWire

LEO the Maker Prince -- First Kids' Book on 3D Printing, New From Maker Media
Carla wanted to become an artist when she grew up. She became an accountant instead. Carla's calm life was upended when she met LEO, the Maker Prince. And through LEO's magic -- 3D printing -- Carla finally became the artist she'd long ago wished to be. MarketWire

Paciolan Announces Sandy Barbour, Director of Athletics at the University of California, as a Keynote Speaker at PACnet '14 Conference
Paciolan, an industry-leading provider of ticketing, marketing, fundraising and sales automation solutions to more than 500 live entertainment organizations, announced today that Sandy Barbour, Director of Athletics at the University of California, Berkeley, will be a keynote speaker at its annual PACnet community conference to be held Feb MarketWire

Extensive Program Lined Up for Employers Attending PBMI 2014 Conference
It's all about the education at the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute's (PBMI's) 2014 Annual Drug Benefit Conference. Conference attendees are in store for an extensive educational program of more than 30 presentations focused on evidence-based, practical solutions to some of the most common challenges facing prescription drug benefit sponsors today MarketWire

New Vishay Intertechnology 5 A Synchronous Buck Regulator Offers Switching Frequencies up to 4 MHz and Efficiency to 95 %
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today expanded its microBUCK® family of integrated synchronous buck regulators with a new 5 A device offering high programmable switching frequencies to 4 MHz MarketWire

Hannity Joins 1260 WWRC in Washington DC
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced today that it is adding iconic talk radio super star show host Sean Hannity to its lineup at 1260 WWRC in Washington DC, effective January 1st, 2014 MarketWire

CLEANCOR Energy Solutions Appoints CEO and Advisory Board Chairman
CLEANCOR Energy Solutions LLC ("CLEANCOR") today announced the appointment of Jeffrey R. Woods as Chief Executive Officer and the appointment of Eric Roberts as Chairman of CLEANCOR's Advisory Board. MarketWire

Frank Ancona Honda Celebrates the Season With New Special Offer on the Popular 2013 Honda Civic LX Automatic Sedan
Frank Ancona Honda, the largest Honda dealership in the metro (based upon square feet), is celebrating the season with a very special offer on one of its most popular vehicles, the 2013 Honda Civic LX Automatic Sedan. Holiday shoppers can take advantage of a steal of a deal at $16,999 plus the administrative fee and applicable taxes. The offer also includes an aftermarket remote start. MarketWire

Marriott International Unveils Casino Hotel Infographic
Marriott International's casino hotels offer a wide variety of entertainment to adults traveling without children. Our new Casino Hotel Infographic provides details on exciting gaming and non-gaming options available at Marriott resorts around the world. MarketWire

Top Luxury Residence Club Cabo Viejo Luxury Estates and Spa Experiences Growth in 2013
Cabo Viejo Luxury Estates and Spa is a premier fractional residence club in the Cabo San Lucas area that experienced immense growth in 2013. GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Amends Normal Course Issuer Bid
NEW YORK, December 17, 2013 - Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI), the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that it has received approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to amend its normal course issuer bid (NCIB) in connection with the company's previously announced plans to purchase up to US$1 GlobeNewswire

Martyn Ravenhill Highlights the Debut of The Social Stockmarket
Martyn Ravenhill is a well-known businessman and entrepreneur who recently debuted his first book entitled "The Social Stockmarket." GlobeNewswire

Vaisala Acquires Renewable Energy Assessment and Forecasting Services Company
Vaisala CorporationStock Exchange ReleaseDecember 17, 2013 at 8:05 p.m. GlobeNewswire

SBM OFFSHORE PROVIDES YEAR END UPDATE
December 17, 2013 GlobeNewswire

ESI releases Visual-Environment 9.0, the latest version of its multi-domain simulation platform
ESI releases Visual-Environment 9.0,the latest version of its multi-domain simulation platform GlobeNewswire

Monthly ERI Scientific Beta smart beta index performance report
GlobeNewswire

GreenBank Capital (CNSX:GBC) Launches Two New Subsidiaries to Invest in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Startups - Video News Alert Summary on InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 17, 2013 - GreenBank Capital (CNSX:GBC) has launched two new subsidiaries, designed to invest in Bitcoin and Bitcoin startups. GreenBank believes it is the first public company to establish a presence in Bitcoin. GlobeNewswire

SnackHealthy Announces China Launch of O Organics Dairy Products
SnackHealthy, Inc. (OTCBB: SNAX) today announced the Asian roll out of O Organics milk and yogurt products in an exclusive collaboration with Hong Kong-based Sterling Food Solutions Ltd. MarketWire

Express Metrix 2013 Software Audit Report Challenges Conventional Thinking on Audit Landscape
Express Metrix, a leading provider of IT and software asset management solutions, today released the findings of its first annual benchmarking of software audit activity and its impacts on end-user organizations MarketWire

Omnigon Receives 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 CONCACAF's redesigned website. MarketWire

Dr. Garrett O'Connor, Former CEO of the Betty Ford Institute, Honored With "Pioneer in Recovery" Award by Cirque Lodge
At an intimate gathering of esteemed colleagues, industry professionals and alumni at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Cirque Lodge Alcohol and Drug Rehab Treatment Facility (www.CirqueLodge.com) presented their first "Pioneer in Recovery" award to internationally renowned psychiatrist and former CEO of the Betty Ford Institute, Dr MarketWire

Lepow Unveils Customizable ADD Powerbank With Changeable Power Packs at CES
Lepow International, a mobile device accessories company focused on creative designs and ideas, is set to introduce its latest mobile power bank, the ADD. This revolutionary product brings fashion and function together with its unique attachable design and choice of colors. It is compatible with a variety of mobile devices MarketWire

New Bluetooth Portable Vibrating Induction Speaker Available From CableWholesale
The new Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Vibrating Induction Speaker from CableWholesale turns virtually any hard surface -- desk, table, countertop -- into a speaker. The speaker delivers 360-degree, omni-directional sound from any Bluetooth 4.0 (or earlier) audio source -- including smart phones, MP3 players and tablets -- or from the built-in 3.5mm stereo jack. MarketWire

Christmas Season in Lake Tahoe: Best Lodging Deals This Holiday Season Reviewed by TahoesBest.com
The white winter holiday season is in full swing in Lake Tahoe, and today, the editors of TahoesBest.com, Tahoe's busiest travel & tourism website, released a list of the hottest lodging deals being offered this winter holiday season MarketWire

WIN Home Inspection Franchise Launches New Franchising Website
WIN Home Inspection, America's most professional home inspection franchise, has launched a new franchising website (www.winfranchising.com) featuring Q&As with franchisees, video interviews with WIN's leadership team, startup costs and revenue figures, and details about training and support, the real estate industry, and how WIN stands out from competitors. MarketWire

QDiscovery Doubles Revenue, Head Count in 2013
QDiscovery LLC, a premier provider of electronic discovery and forensic technology services, today announced that 2013 has been a year of strong growth for the company spurred by increased revenue and head count, the acquisition of Preferred Imaging and the establishment of new offices. MarketWire

Novation Holdings (NOHO) Completes Acquisition of FGLD; Initiates Roll-Up Plan
Novation Holdings (OTCQB: NOHO) today announced that it completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in Focus Gold Corporation (OTCQB: FGLD) the purchase of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock in FGLD with voting power equal to 55 percent of all voting stock of FGLD, for a cash subscription price MarketWire

FONU2, Social Commerce Pioneer, Implementing Multi-Layer Security Environment to Protect Customers
FONU2 (OTCQB: FONU) (OTCBB: FONU), a social commerce company that provides a precision mobile sales and marketing platform that functions like an order reservations and booking system, is employing multiple layers of security to ensure its users are safe, regardless of the platform they utilize when accessing FONU2 MarketWire

Seeyond Introduces Two New Ready-to-Ship Wall Facings
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) -  Seeyond® Architectural Solutions recently introduced its new line of ready-to-ship specialty features called Seeyond Select. The line now expands with the addition of two popular wall facings for use in commercial property environments MarketWire

Enservio Releases Data Showing Claims Spike
Enservio, Inc. (www.enservio.com) today released research that burglary theft claims -- exceptional for being the largest category leader in the insurance property business -- spike during certain times of the year and are increasing in frequency, value, and suspicion MarketWire

Achronix Demonstrates Embedded 100G Ethernet in Speedster22i 22nm FPGAs
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation today announced that it has demonstrated error-free operation of 100G Ethernet functionality using the hard Ethernet IP in its Speedster22i® FPGAs. Speedster22i are the only FPGAs that have hardened IP for communication applications including 100G Ethernet, 100G Interlaken, PCI Express Gen3 x8 and DDR3 memory controllers MarketWire

Prolitec Plays Role in Baroque Japan's Fragrance Product Launch
Tokyo-based Baroque Japan Limited, operator of more than 340 apparel and accessories stores in Asia, has introduced Azul by Moussy-in the spotlight, a line of perfumes and ancillary scented products, in its 92 Azul by Moussy stores in Japan. Prolitec, Inc MarketWire

BETS SeanieMac Announces Exclusive Partnership Deal With One of Ireland's Leading National Newspapers and Online Website The Irish Daily Mirror
SeanieMac International, Inc. (OTCQB: BETS), doing business as SeanieMac Limited, the parent company of the all-Irish online sports & casino wagering website www.SeanieMac.com, today announced it has finalized an exclusive partnership deal that will see SeanieMac become the official betting partner of Ireland's leading tabloid newspaper The Irish Daily Mirror MarketWire

Pangolin Diamonds Exploration Update at Its Malatswae Project, Botswana
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX VENTURE: PAN) (the "Company" or "Pangolin") announces the discovery of upper terrace fluvial gravels, believed to originate from the Orapa Kimberlite Field, at its Malatswae South Alluvial Diamonds Project MarketWire

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase 2 Clinical Trial of AQX-1125 in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that it has begun dosing patients in a Phase 2 clinical trial of its lead clinical candidate, AQX-1125, a SHIP1 activator, for the treatment of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) MarketWire

Decision Diagnostics Receives Mandate From U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Long Running Dispute With J&J Division
Decision Diagnostics Corp MarketWire

Wantalease.com Launches to Help Consumers Shop for a New Car Lease Online
A new online marketplace at www.Wantalease.com has launched with the promise of helping car lease shoppers find the best deals on a new car or truck lease. The Internet has opened a variety of opportunities to help consumers research, shop and buy a new car. However, until now there has not been an Internet outlet for new lease deals, a void now filled by Wantalease.com. MarketWire

Ingram Micro Mobility Expands Canadian Operations, Appoints Steve Roberts as Executive Director, Canada Mobility
As part of its focus on global expansion, Ingram Micro Mobility has appointed Steve Roberts as executive director of Ingram Micro Mobility Canada. With more than 27 years in the telecom industry and extensive experience in the Canadian mobility space, Roberts will be responsible for growing the company's consumer, enterprise and supply chain business in Canada. MarketWire

Non-Profits Invited to Apply to Azavea 'Summer of Maps' to Receive Pro Bono Spatial Analysis in the Summer of 2014
PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Azavea, an award winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, invites non-profits nationwide to submit an application to be considered for its third Summer of Maps MarketWire

African Gold Group, Inc., Bulk Metallurgical Testing of Composite RC Drill Intervals That Emulate Kobada Deposit Completed: Visible Gold Observed in 100% of Sample Concentrates
African Gold Group, Inc. ("AGG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: AGG) is pleased to announce that a team of engineers, under the direction of Bumigeme Inc., has completed the metallurgical test work associated with processing a total of 128 composite reverse circulation ("RC") drill intervals that emulate the Kobada deposit from surface down through to fresh bedrock MarketWire

Restaurant Sciences Reports Craft Beer Growth in On-Premise Now Stalled
Restaurant Sciences LLC, an independent firm that closely tracks food and beverage product sales throughout the foodservice industry in North America, today reported that the volume sales of on-premise craft beer decreased each of the last 3 months (September, October and November 2013), declining an average of 6 percent versus a year ago. MarketWire

Innovative Food Holdings Secures $2.0 Million Line of Credit From Fifth Third Bank
Innovative Food Holdings (OTCQB: IVFH), a leading nationwide provider of specialty foods, healthcare foods, gluten free foods, and direct from source artisanal foods to the professional foodservice market, today announced that it has completed a financing transaction with Fifth Third Bank that will provide a $1.0 million revolving credit facility and a $1.0 million term credit facility. MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: Federal Judges to Review Top 2013 E-Discovery Cases on Exterro Webcast
What: Federal judges Joy Conti, U.S. Chief District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas; and David Waxse, U.S. Magistrate Judge from the District of Kansas, will address the "Significant E-Discovery Cases from 2013" on Exterro's upcoming webcast airing January 7, 2014 MarketWire

PayScale Appoints Mark Klebanoff as Chief Financial Officer
Today, PayScale, Inc. -- the leader in cloud compensation data and software -- announced the appointment of Mark Klebanoff as Chief Financial Officer. Klebanoff will guide PayScale's financial operations, building upon the company's recent business growth MarketWire

Air Industries Group to Ring the Opening Bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, December 20, 2013
Air Industries Group (NYSE MKT: AIRI) MarketWire

Blue Jeans Network Reveals the State of the Modern Meeting Is Face-to-Face, No Travel Required
Blue Jeans Network today introduced its second semi-annual State of the Modern Meeting Report, which benchmarks trends in collaboration and demonstrates how technology is reshaping meetings throughout the world. The vast majority of people (94 percent) feel face-to-face communications improve business relationships MarketWire

FFF Enterprises Debuts VERIFIED(TM) Inventory Program Consignment (VIPc) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting
On Monday, December 9, 2013, FFF Enterprises launched its VERIFIED™ Inventory Program-Consignment (VIPc) at the Midyear Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in Orlando, Fla. This state-of-the-art, passive RFID technology is exclusive to FFF, and is poised to revolutionize the consignment marketplace. MarketWire

Northstar Healthcare Inc. Announces Estimated Monthly Revenue of $3.8 Million for November
Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX: NHC) today announced its estimated revenue for November 2013. On a consolidated basis, Northstar's estimated revenue for November was $3.8 million, or an estimated increase of $2.4 million over Northstar's revenue for November 2012. MarketWire

Brian Cleary Joins bigtincan as Chief Strategy Officer
bigtincan, the mobile content enablement company, today announced that Brian Cleary has joined the company as its chief strategy officer. Mr. Cleary brings 18 years of experience enabling software companies to create and dominate their market categories, which resulted in successful exit strategies through acquisitions or IPOs MarketWire

Multicorp International, Inc Acquires 70% Ownership in Patented Migraine Headache Medication
MultiCorp International, Inc, (OTC Pink: MCIC) has acquired a 70% stake in a patented migraine medication. The company released the following statement: MarketWire

Columbus Achieves Highest Level of Certification for SIP Trunking for Microsoft Lync
Columbus International Inc. (Columbus), a diversified telecommunications provider in the Caribbean, Central America and Andean region, today announced that it has completed the high-encryption (TLS/SRTP) certification requirement for SIP Trunking for Microsoft Lync MarketWire

Avaya Powers NORAD Hotline Serving Santa's Most Precious Customers
Children anticipating the arrival of Santa and his gift cargo on December 24 can call the NORAD Tracks Santa hotline (1 877 HI-NORAD) for all the details. Technology deployed by Avaya Government Solutions will support 1,250 volunteers staffing the hotline. Children waiting with bated breath for the arrival of Santa and the gifts he's carrying can rest easy this year MarketWire

Wellograph, Inc. Debuts Premium Wellness Watch
Wellograph, Inc. today announces the launch of Wellograph, a premium timepiece that delivers a complete picture of wellness. Wellograph is an activity tracker, a heart rate monitor and a running watch in one that delivers live, insightful information about wearers' activity through simple infographic interface MarketWire

Heidi Carlson Joins ViewDo Labs as Vice President of North American Sales
ViewDo Labs®, a pioneer in enterprise social network analytics and governance, today announced the appointment of Heidi Carlson as Vice President of North American Sales. With more than 20 years of sales experience, Heidi will be responsible for building and expanding ViewDo's sales methodology, growing the Company's sales team and driving revenue growth into 2014 and beyond. MarketWire

Symantec Announces Winners of the 2013 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship
Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the recipients of the 2013 Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowship -- Kai Ren, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University, and Christian Rossow, a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in The Netherlands and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. MarketWire

HOSTING Named to Top 50 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in 6th Annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards
HOSTING, a leading provider of enterprise-class managed cloud services, has been named to the Top 50 best medium-sized companies in America to work for in 2014. Under the auspices of the 6th Annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards, honors are bestowed by the judges who know best -- employees themselves. MarketWire

eXelate Expands Leadership Team With Strategic Senior-Level HR and International Appointments
eXelate, the leading smart data and analytics engine powering smarter digital marketing decisions, today announced that it has named Deb Josephs SVP of Global Human Resources and Matt Bennathan as VP and Managing Director, UK. Both will play a key role in eXelate's drive toward new markets, new products and new revenue records in 2014. MarketWire

Rockaholica Sets Sail With Korn and Other Legendary Rock Music Acts
Korn will headline an all-star lineup aboard the first ever Rockaholica, a new four-night music festival cruise departing from Miami in the fall of 2014. Korn will be joined by Hoobastank and Fuel, with more bands to be announced. Rockaholica will feature more than ten bands and 30 performances throughout the cruise. MarketWire

Methes Energies Provides Production Update, Record Numbers
Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers, today provides a production update for its fourth quarter ended November 30, 2013. MarketWire

Reply.com Hires Sharmila Patel as Chief Financial Officer
Reply.com, the leading marketplace for local advertisers, announced today that Sharmila Patel has joined the company's leadership team as its Chief Financial Officer. MarketWire

Spectrum | Emery's Franklin Park Reaches Milestone: Exterior Framing of First Class-A Office Building Completed
The next big milestone is here for Cool Springs as Spectrum | Emery's Franklin Park today held a topping off ceremony marking the completion of the exterior framing of One Franklin Park, the development's first Class-A office building and Cool Springs' first 10-story office tower MarketWire

Metalogix Archive Manager Exchange Edition and Email Migrator Recognized by Leading Analyst Firm as Key for Easy Movement of Data Into and Out of the Cloud -- Ensuring Complete and Lasting Control of Enterprise Data
Metalogix, the leading provider of content infrastructure software to improve the use and performance of enterprise content on Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange, file and cloud platforms, today announced that leading analyst firm, Storage Switzerland, has recognized its Metalogix Archive Manager Exchange Edition 6.0 and Metalogix Email Migrator 1 MarketWire

The Old Spaghetti Factory Rings in the New Year With Its 45th Anniversary
This year the Old Spaghetti Factory is celebrating its 45th anniversary of serving traditional flavors and making countless family memories. Guests are invited to participate in anniversary celebrations throughout 2014, starting with special rollback pricing during two weeks in January and a Facebook contest. MarketWire

Speed Wire Inc. to Showcase Smart Energy Solution Installation Expertise at Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer
Parks Associates today announced that Speed Wire Inc., a leading technology deployment service provider (installation subcontractor) for smart energy and connected home solutions, will be the Dinner Sponsor at the 8th-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer MarketWire

Green Planet Group Begins Reorganization
Green Planet Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GNPG), an emerging leader in green technology, today announced that it filed a Form 15 with the Security and Exchange Commission that suspends the Company's duty to file SEC reports. This action is taken as the Company initiates a program to return to regulatory compliance, a process that will begin at the end of this fiscal year. MarketWire

Wolfe Launches Point-of-Presence in Telx's Atlanta Data Center
Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and datacenter solutions, today announced that Wolfe, a Seattle-based Ethernet service provider, will establish a new point-of-presence (POP) at Telx's ATL1, a 160,000 square foot data center located at 56 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta. MarketWire

Harte Hanks Announces New Branding and Website
Harte Hanks (NYSE: HHS), a leading marketing services organization that partners with top brands to establish deeper relationships with its customers and prospects, is excited to announce the launch of its new brand identity and corporate website. MarketWire

Oncologix Tech Acquires Amian Health Services; Gains Leading Veterans and Private Pay Healthcare Service Company
Oncologix Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: OCLG) announced today the Company has purchased the assets of Amian Health Services, a leader in the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) healthcare services industry for Veterans and Private Pay clients. MarketWire

NORAD Santa Tracker Brings Christmas to Life With Poser 3D Software
Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics group today announced the use of its flagship Poser® 3D animation software in the creation of NORAD's Santa Tracker 2013 website. NORAD's Santa Tracker allows families to follow Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve sleigh ride around the globe MarketWire

FieldOne Scores High Marks From TEC for Field Service Management
Accelerating its reputation as an innovator in cloud-based field service management, FieldOne Systems today announced the company has attained "TEC Certified" status from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). TEC is the market's premier independent software advocate and provides research and evaluation services for a company's unique business requirements MarketWire

Alliance Creative Group's Print4aCause.com (ACGX) Has Been Awarded the Exclusive Print Sponsorship for the Wall St. Conference
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Alliance Creative Group, Inc., (http://www.AllianceCreativeGroup.com) (PINKSHEETS: ACGX) is pleased to announce www.Print4aCause.com has been awarded the exclusive print sponsorship for the Wall St. Conference and will help raise money and awareness for its featured causes.  MarketWire

Envision Solar Receives Order for EV ARC(TM)
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) -  Envision Solar International, Inc MarketWire

Net Medical Xpress Releases Full Two-Way WebRTC Telemedicine Video Conferencing App
Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: NMXS), an emerging leader in the rapidly growing telemedicine industry, said today the company's new RTC Conference Switch for the iPad has now been released on the Apple App Store and is ready for general use. MarketWire

Spindle Chief Executive Officer Bill Clark to Present at the WALL STREET Conference 2013 on December 19
Spindle, Inc., (OTCQB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, today announced that Bill Clark, the company's chief executive officer, will deliver a presentation at the WALL STREET Conference. The session is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., December 19, 2013 at the Marriott Town Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Spindle is one of only 25 companies invited to conduct a session. MarketWire

NuVasive(R) Announces the U.S. Launch of ALIF ACR(TM)
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 United States launch of ALIF ACR™ (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion - Anterior Column Realignment). MarketWire

Liolios Group Appoints Wojtek Nowak as Managing Director of Canada
Liolios Group, Inc., a leading financial communications firm representing micro to mid-cap companies headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., with offices in New York and Toronto, has appointed top-ranked equity analyst, Wojtek Nowak, as managing director of its Canadian operations. MarketWire

Exosomes; Nano-Scale Bubbles Creating Waves in Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Investorideas.com, an investor news and research portal issues an exclusive sector snapshot on the rapidly growing exosome market and opportunities with key insight from Enal Razvi, Ph.D, Biotechnology Analyst and Managing Director of SelectBio U.S. MarketWire

Half of Americans Don't Have a Will, Says Nolo Survey
Nolo, the nation's leading publisher of do-it-yourself legal guides, has released Quicken WillMaker Plus 2014, an updated version of its best-selling estate planning software -- and millions of Americans could benefit from using it, if they're like the consumers who responded to a recent Nolo survey. MarketWire

Tollgrade's LightHouse(R) Platform Receives Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American Power Quality Analytics Award
Tollgrade Communications, Inc., the industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world's largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced today that it has received Frost & Sullivan's 2013 North American Power Quality Analytics Software Company of the Year Award MarketWire

Workday Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer
Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for global human resources and finance, has appointed Ashley Goldsmith as the company's chief human resources officer (CHRO). Reporting directly to Chairman, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, Ashley has global responsibility for human resources, internal communications, and the Workday Foundation. MarketWire

Wayne, A GE Business, and OTI Sign Global Supply Agreement for Automatic Vehicle Identification Technologies
OTI Africa, a global Value Added Reseller (VAR) of petroleum equipment products and wholly owned subsidiary of OTI Ltd MarketWire

Bioheart Announces Clinical Study for Dry Macular Degeneration
Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies, announced that it will enroll patients in a study for dry macular degeneration. The study will enroll up to 100 patients to determine the safety and efficacy of adipose derived stem cells or AdipoCell™ in patients with dry macular degeneration. MarketWire

United Treatment Centers Inc. to Spin Off Element Trading Technologies LLC
United Treatment Centers Inc. (OTC Pink: UTRM), a leading proprietary trading firm based in New York, announced today its board approval to spin out Element Trading Technologies LLC. United Treatment Centers Inc. has engaged the services of CPA firm Michael T. Studer P.C. to audit the financials of UTRM and will continue to use the firm's counsel, Securities Counselors Inc MarketWire

5 Reasons Huddle House Family Dining Franchise Stands Out
While people sometimes fixate on an outdated image of an iconic brand, Huddle House wants investors to know it has changed a lot over the last half-century. Huddle House is a dynamic, growing brand that evolves with the times and stays a step ahead of the trends. Here are five reasons it stands out from the competition: MarketWire

SERUS Launches Supplier Network-First Solution to Enable Seamless Collaboration Between Brand Owners and Their Outsourced Manufacturing Partners
SANTA CLARA, CA --(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - SERUS, a leader in extended supply chain management for high-tech companies, today launched the SERUS Supplier Network (supplier.serus.com) MarketWire

NXT-ID Appoints Two Former MasterCard Executives to Its Newly Formed Advisory Board
NXT-ID, Inc. (OTCQB: NXTD), a biometrics company focused on the growing m-commerce market, announces the appointment of two key advisory board members, Mr. Lawrence Flanagan and Mr. Ken Moy. The appointments from the card payment industry align with the company's roll-out and 2014 launch of The Wocket™, a next generation biometrically secure wallet. MarketWire

ZBB Energy Corporation Announces New Phase of Strategic Partnership With Lotte Chemical
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms and hybrid vehicle control systems, today announced it entered into a new product development partnership and expanded license agreement with Lotte Chemical. MarketWire

ARC Document Solutions Announces Early Tender Offer Results and Receipt of Required Consents With Respect to the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for Its 10.5% Senior Notes Due 2016
ARC Document Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ARC) announced the expiration of the consent payment deadline in connection with the previously announced cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") and consent solicitation (the "Consent Solicitation") relating to its outstanding 10.5% Senior Notes due 2016 (CUSIP No. 029263AB6) (the "Notes"). MarketWire

AMD Radeon R7 260 GPU Brings Graphics Performance, Efficiency and Value
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the AMD Radeon™ R7 260 graphics card, the newest addition to the AMD Radeon™ R7 Series GPUs, a family of GPUs designed for everyday gamers and people looking to boost the graphics performance of their PCs. MarketWire

Q&A Interview With CEO of Tekcapital; Open Innovation Network Enables Companies to Research and Acquire Game Changing Technology
Investorideas.com issues an exclusive interview with Mr. Clifford M. Gross, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Tekcapital. Dr. Gross shares insight into his company's discovery search engine which identifies intellectual properties from 3300 plus universities and how they are enabling companies to gain market leadership over their competition with access to next- generation technology. MarketWire

Diaceutics Appoints Julie Goonewardene Chair of Its Advisory Board
Diaceutics, a leading international consulting, software and service solutions company, which helps the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries understand how to make the personalized medicine business model work for all stakeholders, has appointed Julie Goonewardene as Chairwoman of its Board of Advisors MarketWire

Heat Biologics, Inc. Appoints Dr. Anil K. Goyal as Vice President of Business Development
Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapies, announced today the appointment of Anil K. Goyal, Ph.D. as Vice President of Business Development. Dr MarketWire

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Develops Facelift Alternative for Faster Results
As the holidays approach, plastic surgeon Dr. Christine Petti says many individuals seek to improve their appearance with a facelift or other cosmetic procedures. Unfortunately, she explains that a traditional facelift requires a bit of downtime and recovery before final results can be seen MarketWire

Tricentis and Neotys Technology Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Business Innovation
Tricentis, a global leader in enterprise software testing solutions, and Neotys, a leader in easy-to-use, cost-effective load and performance testing tools for Web and mobile applications, today announced they have entered into a strategic technology partnership MarketWire

Great East Energy Engages Leading International Auditors for Its Ukraine Natural Gas Production and Development Companies
Great East Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: GASE) (the "Company"), which controls 420 square kilometers of producing European clean energy holdings through two local operating companies in Ukraine, is pleased to announce that it has engaged a team of leading international accounting firms to audit its four entities under SEC and PCAOB standards. GASE is publically traded in the U.S MarketWire

GRNE Reports Revenue of $301,194 for November 2013; Up 5.7% Compared to November 2012
Green Endeavors, Inc. (OTCQB: GRNE), a majority owned subsidiary of Nexia Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NXHD), announced continued revenue growth in the month of November 2013 over the comparable month in 2012. MarketWire

BrightScope Announces Its Fifth Annual Year-End Top 30 401k Plans List
BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), the leading provider of independent retirement plan ratings and investment research, is proud to announce the fifth annual BrightScope Year-End Top 30 Ratings List covering 401k plans with more than $1 billion in assets MarketWire

FireMon Teams With Key Federal Partners to Deliver Cybersecurity Solutions Powering New Continuous Monitoring Programs at Federal Agencies
FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, is partnering with immixGroup, Inc., MicroTech and SRA International to deliver FireMon Security Manager and Risk Analyzer to federal sector IT organizations MarketWire

VeenendaalCave Bases Firm's PIM Strategy on Newforma Software
Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company integrating people, projects and processes to transform building and infrastructure project delivery, announced today that Atlanta-based interior design firm VeenendaalCave is replacing three custom-built software applications with Newforma® Project Center and Newforma® Mobile Apps MarketWire

Bryant & Stratton College Selected as a Top Military School by Military Advanced Education Magazine
Bryant & Stratton College today announced it is one of a select number of colleges and universities nationwide to be named a Top Military-Friendly School by Military Advanced Education magazine MarketWire

DragonWave, MADA Kuwait Announce Backhaul Supplier Agreement for Country's Largest Wireless Broadband Network
DragonWave Inc., (TSX: DWI)(NASDAQ: DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced it has become the single-source microwave backhaul supplier for MADA Communications Kuwait in its multi-million dollar network deployment MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: Cadence Showcases IP for Mobile, Home Entertainment and Automotive Markets at CES 2014
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) plans to showcase its IP (intellectual property) that helps chip designers quickly integrate next-generation technology in new consumer devices at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Visitors can make appointments to see the Tensilica® demonstrations, meet with Cadence executives, and discuss design challenges. MarketWire

Swiftpage Selected by Comcast Business as First Marketing and CRM Cloud Solution on Upware(TM) Marketplace
Swiftpage, a leading provider of integrated marketing and CRM solutions for individuals, small businesses and mobile sales teams, today announced that it is the first solution in the new Marketing and CRM aisle on the Upware™ marketplace from Comcast Business. MarketWire

DE-CIX Apollon Migration Completed
DE-CIX, the world's leading Internet exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), announces today the completion of final technology upgrades to its flagship DE-CIX Apollon platform, including the successful migration of all customers to the upgraded technology MarketWire

Brickstream Unveils First Universal Data Collection Platform for In-Store Customer Analytics
Brickstream, a leader in behavior intelligence solutions for environments where people shop, gather, work and play, today unveiled Brickstream LIVE™, the latest and most comprehensive addition to its Smart Device family of behavior analytics products MarketWire

New Study: Sequestration and Government Shutdown Negatively Impacting Majority of Government Contractors
Nearly two-thirds of government contractors experienced moderate to significant revenue decline in 2013 as a result of sequestration and the government shutdown, according to a new PulsePoll™ of government contractors by Market Connections, Inc. and Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc. MarketWire

Romantic Ideas for New Year's Eve in Chicago: Best Ways to Enjoy New Year's Eve With a Sweetheart in Chicago
With less than a month left of 2013, it's time to start planning something special to ring in the New Year. Today, the event specialists at ChicagoTraveler.com released the best ways to enjoy New Year's Eve with a loved one this year. Celebrate the end of a wonderful 2013 and the beginning of a happy 2014 MarketWire

Neste Oil achieves its palm oil certification target two years early
Neste Oil CorporationPress release17 December 2013 at 3 p.m. (EET) GlobeNewswire

Ericsson wins Chunghwa Telecom's LTE tender as main supplier
Scope includes Radio Access Network for the country's most populated areas, including Taipei city Ericsson will also be sole supplier for the entire Core Network, including IMS Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been awarded main supplier for Taiwan's first LTE tender from leading operator, Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd GlobeNewswire

Qualitia Continues Rapid Growth Trajectory, Adding New Clients in the Third Quarter, 2013
PUNE, INDIA --(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Qualitia, the market leader for scriptless test automation software, today announced it inked several new clients in the third quarter, 2013. MarketWire

Gallup and Purdue University Partner to Measure College Outcomes With Landmark Study
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - Gallup has partnered with Purdue University to build and conduct the largest representative study of college graduates in U.S. history MarketWire

NanoSteel Coating Selected by Trimay to Improve Wear Performance in Concrete Slick Line at Canadian Mine
PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - December 17, 2013) - The NanoSteel® Company, a leader in nano-structured steel materials design, today announced that its Super Hard Steel® (SHS) weld alloy has been selected by Trimay® Wear Plate Ltd. to provide wear protection within the steel piping of a concrete slick line at an underground mine in northern Canada MarketWire

Dynamic Materials Reports Quarterly Cash Dividend
Dynamic Materials Corporation (DMC) (NASDAQ: BOOM), today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share. The dividend is payable on January 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of December 31, 2013. MarketWire

Myriad Interactive Media Entering Popular Bitcoin Market With Its Brand of Technology
Myriad Interactive Media (OTCQB: MYRY) (BERLIN: XNG) will once again use the company's design and development team to bring its brand of technology to another area of popularity -- this time it's Bitcoin MarketWire

Northland Announces the Number of Warrants Exercised in December 2013
Northland Resources S.A. (OSLO: NAUR)(FRANKFURT: NPK)(OMX: NAURo) - (together with its subsidiaries "Northland", "NRSA" or the "Company") announces the number of warrants exercised in December 2013. MarketWire

Niwali Aims to Impact One Billion Lives
New Year's Eve is just around the corner and while we are busy planning our holidays, it is also time to think of resolutions for 2014. One thing that can be found on almost everybody's list is eating better, living healthier and losing weight as a result. Every year new, seemingly innovative approaches are launched on the market and advertised everywhere MarketWire

EagleView Technologies Deploys Birst to Make Faster, Data-Driven Decisions and Increase Sales Effectiveness and Operational Efficiency
Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that EagleView Technologies, Inc., a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, and GIS solutions, is deploying Birst's business intelligence (BI) platform to gain quick access to enterprise-caliber analytical insight MarketWire

Dr. Alberico Sessa Receives Third Patients' Choice Award
While the world has been busy looking for the ObamaCare girl, she will probably not help us find a good doctor MarketWire

Xcite Energy- Re-financing of Unsecured Loan Notes
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Tsinghua Unigroup Responds to RDA Microelectronics' Announced Management Changes
Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. ("Tsinghua Unigroup" or "we"), an operating subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Co., Ltd., a solely state-owned limited liability corporation funded by Tsinghua University in China, today provided the following comments regarding certain management changes announced by RDA Microelectronics, Inc. ("RDA") on December 17, 2013. MarketWire

New NSR Study Foresees 2013/2014 as an Inflection Point in Global Broadband Satellite Markets
NSR's Broadband Satellite Markets 12th Edition report, released today, forecasts the entire broadband satellite market's installed base of VSAT sites, broadband access subscribers, trunking and backhaul sites will increase by just over 5 million by 2022 and generate US$9.9 billion in revenues MarketWire

Jeff Ifrah Recognized by Legal Bisnow
Legal Bisnow is based in Washington DC that publishes email newsletters across twenty-one US markets such as Boston, Chicago, Houston, LA, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle or Washington, DC and produces local business events. The digital media company recently published questionnaires aimed at finding out about the first jobs of a selected group of renowned lawyers from the Washington area MarketWire

Dale Begg-Smith Breaks Skiing Records
Warren Miller is touring the United States again with his 64th annual documentary and ski and snowboard fans all over the country come running. This year's film is entitled "Ticket to Ride", narrated by Olympic Gold Medalist, Jonny Moseley and was shot throughout the world at locations such as Kazakhstan, Iceland, Greenland, Colorado, Utah and Alaska MarketWire

Reflect Scientific, Inc. Reveals Successful 1323 Mile Road Test of Pollution Free Transport Refrigeration Unit
Reflect Scientific, Inc. (OTCBB: RSCF), a provider of diverse products and services for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and transportation industries, announced that a 1323 mile road test of the pollution free Cryometrix CB-40 transport refrigeration unit (TRU) hauling refrigerated goods has proved successful. MarketWire

Solar3D's Pending Acquisition, SUNworks, to Benefit From New California Legislation
Solar3D, Inc. (OTCQB: SLTD), the developer of a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity, today discussed the impact of California Senate Bill 594 on the growth of its pending acquisition, SUNworks. MarketWire

Los Angeles Hospital Receives $50 Million From Local Benefactor
Torrance Memorial Medical Center has announced receipt of a $50 million gift -- the largest donation in the history of the non-profit hospital -- from Melanie and Richard Lundquist of Palos Verdes Estates. MarketWire

ByOwner.com Now Connects 1.3 Billion Facebook Friends and LinkedIn Business Social Media Network Connections to Provide a Safer Classified Ads Shopping Experience
ByOwner.com, one of America's largest free classified ads services, today announced a "Friends of Friends" service that highlights trusted reviews and opinions from social media connections from two of the world's largest social media networks. The new feature provides tools for online sharing and searching via user's Facebook.com and/or LinkedIn MarketWire

CloudFlare Sees Explosive Growth in 2013: Passes 1.5 Million Customers, Revenue Up 450%, Network Capacity Quadrupled
CloudFlare today announced several key milestones, furthering its mission to help build a better Internet. After quietly raising a $50 million Series C funding round from Union Square Ventures and Greenspring Associates, with existing investors NEA, Pelion Venture Partners, and Venrock participating, the company has blown away expectations to become part of the critical infrastructure of the web MarketWire

Xirrus Equips Messe Munich Trade Fair With New High-Performance Wi-Fi
Xirrus®, the leading provider of high performance wireless networks, today announced that Munich trade fair giant, Messe München has deployed Xirrus networks throughout the facility. The implementation provides Wi-Fi in all 16 exhibition halls, all entrances, the ICM Congress Centre, the Messehaus meeting rooms, both press centers and the "Atrium" between Halls A and B MarketWire

AAA: Locals Will Travel in Record Numbers This Holiday
A record number of Southern Californians will visit family, friends, and getaways this holiday season, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's holiday travel forecast. More than 7.31 million Southland residents -- and nearly 11.8 million statewide -- are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday travel period of Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 MarketWire

Chuze Fitness Opening Fitness Center in Westminster
Chuze Fitness is proud to announce that it will open its Westminster fitness center in late December right before the New Year. The Orange County health club gym is located at 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683. Westminster is the tenth Chuze Fitness location to open in California, and expands the presence of Chuze in Orange County to three locations. MarketWire

Which Breast Implant Shape and Size Is Best? Orlando Plastic Surgeon Explains
Patients electing to have breast augmentation surgery face many more choices today than in the past -- breast implant options now vary in shape, size, texture, and style. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, an Orlando plastic surgeon, says selecting size and shape are two of the most common choices that his patients struggle with MarketWire

Gold Resource Corporation Expands Switchback Discovery Intercepting Multiple High-Grade Mineralized Veins Over 68 Meter Interval
Gold Resource Corporation (NYSE MKT: GORO) (the "Company") announces the expansion of its high-grade Switchback discovery intercepting multiple veins over a 68 meter wide interval. Step-out drilling includes 5.27 meters of 2.93 grams per tonne (0.09 oz/ton) gold, 0.89 meters of 16.95 grams per tonne (0.49 oz/ton) gold and 1.60 meters of 575 grams per tonne (16.79 oz/ton) silver MarketWire

Horizon Pharma to Be Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP), today announced that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index effective prior to the market open on Monday, December 23, 2013. MarketWire

Range Reaches Production Milestones
RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION (NYSE: RRC) today announced several recent operational accomplishments, including its net production exceeding 1 Bcfe per day for the first time in Company history. MarketWire

Spin Games LLC Executes Game Licensing Development and Integration Agreement With NEKTAN LTD
Spin Games LLC, a front running player in the interactive market announced today the execution of a content development and integration agreement with Nektan (Gibraltar) Limited, a social and online games content and services developer. MarketWire

GelTech Solutions Delivers Order of FireIce Products to Xcel Energy
GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC) (OTCQB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques, announces delivery of the initial order of FireIce products to Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS), a unit of Xcel Energy, a major public U.S MarketWire

U.S. Southwest, Rocky Mountain Regions Bright Spots for Metals & Minerals Industry in 2013, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As of the November 2013 update of the North American Industrial Project Spending Index, the value of Metals & Minerals Industry project starts in the U.S. declined 17% in 2013, when compared with 2012. Two regions are bucking the trend and showing significant growth in 2013 when compared to 2012: the Southwest and Rocky Mountains MarketWire

Miami Neuroscience Center Awarded AvMed's Medicare High Performance Network Designation for 2014
Miami Neuroscience Center, home to one of the nation's premier Gamma Knife® programs, has been recognized by AvMed with its prestigious Medicare High Performance Network (HPN) designation for 2014. The HPN superior award is based on a comparison of hospitals, physicians and specialty medical organizations that exceed or meet AvMed's exacting standards for health care providers. MarketWire

Companies That Embrace the "Digital Metasystem" Generate Outsize Returns for Shareholders
Companies taking advantage of the "digital metasystem" are creating tremendous returns, while weak performers have collectively destroyed hundreds of billions of dollars of shareholder value, according to a report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). MarketWire

New Sustainability Research by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group Reveals a Troubling Gap
Companies have largely accepted the importance of addressing sustainability issues, yet a large gap persists in translating that awareness into action. So says a new global study by MIT Sloan Management Review (MIT SMR) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) MarketWire

BroadSoft Increases Its Investment in the German Market With the Acquisition of finocom
BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) MarketWire

New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons Names New President
Manhattan plastic surgeon Stafford R. Broumand, MD has recently been announced as President of the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons for a term that will extend until November of 2014. On his path to presidency, Dr MarketWire

United Wind Secures Exclusive Financing Partnership With Bergey Windpower
United Wind, a leading provider of distributed-scale wind energy through its WindLease™ platform, today announced the company's partnership with Bergey WindPower MarketWire

Plastic Surgeon in Virginia Upgrades Laser Skin Resurfacing Technology
For patients seeking non-surgical facial skin rejuvenation, Virginia plastic surgeon Enrique Silberblatt, MD may be able to provide an effective solution. Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia, Dr. Silberblatt's private practice, has recently acquired Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 technology for laser skin resurfacing treatments MarketWire

Arkadin Wins Frost & Sullivan 2013 Growth Leadership Award for Best Performance in European Conferencing Services Industry
Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing Collaboration Services Providers, with a full suite of conferencing and unified communications (UC) services, today announced it has been awarded the 2013 Frost & Sullivan European Conferencing Services Growth Leadership Award MarketWire

Precision Agriculture Is Cost Effective for Farms of 5,000 Acres
Precision agriculture is a quantified approach to cultivation that employs sensing, input modulation, and data analytics to enhance the efficiency of agriculture and increased crop yields MarketWire

SolarWinds Enhances Security Offerings With Increased Automation, Ease of Management and Time to Value
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced enhancements to several of its security management solutions, including SolarWinds Log & Event Manager, SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager and SolarWinds Patch Manager. These solutions allow organizations of every size to effectively manage security and compliance. MarketWire

Conversant Bio Releases Immunology E-Book
Conversant Bio, a global leader in supplying the highest-quality human tissue and viable cell samples, today announced it is publishing a new e-book to provide researchers with a guide to autoimmune disorders. The e-book Researchers Guide to Immunology: From the Real World to the Lab, is available as a free download at http://www.conversantbio.com/researchers-guide-to-immunology-ebook. MarketWire

Forget Self-Service, New Research Reveals Consumers Want "Selfish-Service"
The latest research commissioned by customer service specialists KANA Software reveals government agencies worldwide are at least one step behind consumers' technology requirements. MarketWire

TIM Brasil and Xtera Deploy 100G Optical Network Over Challenging G.653 Dispersion Shifted Fiber in North East Brazil
TIM Brasil, the fastest growing operator in Brazil, selected and deployed 100G optical networking equipment supplied by Xtera Communications, Inc., a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, on a long-haul transmission infrastructure in north east Brazil MarketWire

Lohfeld Consulting Group and CorasWorks Announce Partnership for Enhanced Integrated Capture and Proposal Management Solution on Microsoft SharePoint
Lohfeld Consulting Group, Inc MarketWire

Salem Hires Dr. Frank Wright as Its President and COO
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, today announced a strategic addition to the company's senior executive team. MarketWire

Micrel Launches New Timing Product Families for PCIe Market
Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today launched the PL6020xxx and PL6070xxx clock generators along with the SY7557xL clock distribution family that provides extremely low phase noise for the PCI-Express (PCIe) reference clock signals and industry leading output-to-output skew MarketWire

BariaMed(R) Program, Designed to Improve Post-Bariatric Surgery Outcomes, Has Been Announced
A new program, BariaMed®, will incorporate a serious game and a connected spoon, BariaSpoon®, to support patients in their nutritional and behavioral rehabilitation after bariatric (obesity) surgery. BariaMed is a program that offers a behavior-change tool, software that collects data, nutrition products and oversight by a medical specialist. MarketWire

New Dental Professional Introduced to Cloverdale Dentist's Office
Dr. Mehrzad Hakimi will now be treating patients to beneficial oral care at 5 Corner Dental, a general dental office serving Cloverdale and surrounding areas. MarketWire

Good Earth Energy Conservation's Firefly Electric Vehicle Certified by Genetec for AutoVu License Plate Recognition Solution
Good Earth Energy Conservation, Inc., a subsidiary of Numbeer, Inc. (OTCQB: NUMB) and provider of electric fleet vehicles for the essential services market, announced today its Firefly® electric essential service vehicle (ESV) has been certified by Genetec for the AutoVu license plate recognition (LPR) solution. MarketWire

Surrey Dentist Provides Sports Mouth Guards for Comprehensive Preventive Care
In an effort to provide beneficial oral health care devices for young patients, Dr. Ajit Basi of Panorama Village Dental offers custom mouth guards to athletes from local schools. MarketWire

Southco Drives Growth in Asia Pacific With New Regional Managing Director
Southco, a leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions including latches, locks, hinges, fasteners, Position Control and Electronic Access Solutions, has announced the appointment of seasoned business executive Mike Zhang as the Managing Director of Southco Asia Pacific. Based in Hong Kong -- Southco's Asia Pacific headquarters, Mr MarketWire

COURT IN GERMANY ISSUES INJUNCTION AGAINST ZTE FOR INFRINGEMENT OF VRINGO PATENT
ZTE Ordered to Cease and Desist Distribution of Base Stations and Pay Past Damages to Vringo GlobeNewswire

Share subscriptions with Cargotec 2010 stock options in 2014
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 17 DECEMBER 2013 AT 2 PM (EET)  The shares subscribed for under Cargotec 2010A and 2010B stock options during 2014 will be registered in the Trade Register and listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki on the following target dates: GlobeNewswire

Kitron expands business with Husqvarna Group
(2013-12-17) Husqvarna Group has decided to renew its contract with Kitron and has increased the contract scope by adding new products. The annual revenues under the new contract could be in the range of NOK 25 million until 2017. This would represent a doubling of current levels GlobeNewswire

Orangefield Group opens new office in Brazil
Amsterdam, December 17, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Publicis Groupe Greeting 2014
PRESS RELEASE 12/17/13 GlobeNewswire

Updated determination of acquisition costs of Ahlstrom and Munksjö shares for Finnish taxation
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 17, 2013 at 11.20 GlobeNewswire

Talvivaara Mining Company Plc: Corporate reorganisation of Talvivaara Sotkamo Ltd commences
Stock exchange releaseTalvivaara Mining Company Plc17 December 2013 GlobeNewswire

Statoil makes final investment decision on Shah Deniz Stage 2 and announces a 10 % divestment
Statoil  ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has together with partners in the Shah Deniz consortium in Azerbaijan today made a final investment decision for the Stage 2 development of the Shah Deniz gas field, in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan. Statoil also enters an agreement to divest a 10% share of its 25.5% holdings in Shah Deniz and the South Caucasus Pipeline.   GlobeNewswire

INC Research Reinforces Japan Presence with Key Leadership Appointments
Team brings significant pharma and CRO expertise to leadership of Company's growing presence in key region for clinical development GlobeNewswire

Songa Offshore SE : Share issue in connection with private placement
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

Transmode appoints Mark Stevens as VP Asia-Pacific
Stockholm, Sweden - 17th December 2013 - Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, today announced that Mark Stevens has been appointed as VP Asia-Pacific (APAC). Mr. Stevens will be responsible for the company's activities in the fast-growing region and will be based in Singapore, which has been his home for several years. GlobeNewswire

ING and Dutch State complete agreement for unwinding of IABF
ING announced today that it has completed the agreement with the Dutch State on the unwinding of the Illiquid Assets Back-up Facility (IABF) as announced on 1 November 2013. The IABF in its original form is now terminated and all regular guarantee fee payments have been settled. GlobeNewswire

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