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US Equity Holdings CEO Joins Buck Advisory Council
Chester Aldridge, Chairman and CEO of US Equity Holdings, has joined the Buck Institute's Buck Advisory Council (BAC). The long-time Marin resident will take an active role in advising the Institute on the commercialization of some of its most promising research assets MarketWire

SUNZ Insurance Company & Command Investigations Announce Insurance Fraud Arrest
Anselmo Sanchez was arrested in Hardee County, Florida after an SIU and Anti-Fraud investigation conducted by SUNZ's SIU Department, Command Investigations, LLC. MarketWire

Worthington Industries Declares Quarterly Dividend
The board of directors of Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share. The dividend is payable on March 28, 2014, to shareholders of record March 14, 2014. This marks the 185th consecutive quarter that Worthington has paid a dividend since it became a public company in 1968. MarketWire

Vista Partners Updates Coverage on Mast Therapeutics, Inc.; Price Target $2.25
Vista Partners announced today that it has updated coverage on Mast Therapeutics Inc. (NYSE MKT: MSTX) ("MSTX"), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company headquartered in San Diego, CA, with a twelve-month price target of $2.25 MarketWire

Intelligent Living Inc. Announces Availability of Its New Wellness App, "Track My Running(TM)" in Google Play Store
Intelligent Living Inc. (OTCQB: ILIV) announced the immediate availability of its new intelligent pedometer app, "Track My Run™", which is now available for download to users of Android smartphones via Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stepsometer.iliv.eng&hl=en MarketWire

BMO Global Asset Management White Paper: Low-Volatility Anomaly Shows No Signs of Weakening
BMO Global Asset Management today released its latest "Investment Perspectives" white paper, Low-Volatility Equity Investing. This most recent edition addresses the history behind the low-volatility anomaly, how it is playing out in today's markets and the opportunities it provides for investors. MarketWire

Guaranteed Rate Offers Consumer Resources on New Qualified Mortgage Rules
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Guaranteed Rate, the eighth-largest retail mortgage company in the nation, issued a guide for consumers on the new Qualified Mortgage (QM) rules being implemented next month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. MarketWire

Cisco SVP Is Opening Speaker at Biggest Tech Event in Midwest
CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - MCPc, a leading technology consultancy and integrator, today announced the addition of a new speaker, Howard Charney, to its already extensive slate of speakers at its 2014 kick-off event, Game Changers MarketWire

This Just In! Ron Burgundy IS the Most Popular Newscaster on Social Media According to Social Data From Marketwired
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Holiday season? More like Anchorman season. Anyone who has checked Facebook, Twitter, or even gone online sometime in the last six weeks knows that it is Ron Burgundy season with today's release of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues in movie theaters nationwide MarketWire

Family Social Network SquareHub Releases Apple iOS7 Version, Updates Android Version, and Debuts in Amazon AppStore for Android
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - SquareHub™, the private social network designed exclusively for families, is now available for Apple® iOS7 smartphones and tablets via the Apple App Store™. In addition, a new version for Android™ devices which now includes the new Family Sharing feature is also available today via Google Play™ and the Amazon® AppStore for Android™ MarketWire

Treasurer McCord Highlights Corbett's Waste of Lottery Funds
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Money wasted on consultants and law firms aiding Governor Tom Corbett's misguided attempt to privatize the state Lottery should have been used to help senior citizens in Allegheny County and elsewhere in Pennsylvania, State Treasurer Rob McCord told a group of seniors today MarketWire

Helo Announces 2014 S-Series Low EMR, Low EF Infrared Saunas
COKATO, MN--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) -  In an "industry first" Helo 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

Helix Announces the Results of Its Annual General and Special Meeting
Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX: HBP) (FRANKFURT: HBP) ("Helix"), a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates for the prevention and treatment of cancer, announces that its Annual General and Special Meeting (the "Meeting") was held today as scheduled. MarketWire

Kaplan Fox Has Filed a Class Action to Recover Losses for Investors Who Purchased Violin Memory, Inc. Common Stock
Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) has filed a class action suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Santa Clara, California-based Violin Memory, Inc. ("Violin Memory" or the "Company") (NYSE: VMEM). MarketWire

Gentor Resources Identifies Extensive Copper-Bearing Gossans and Volcanogenic Massive Sulphides at the Karaburun Project in Northern Turkey
Gentor Resources Inc. ("Gentor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GNT) has outlined a significant metasediment-hosted VMS system in forested terrain near Karaburun about 17 kilometres north-west of Boyabat in the Sinop District of the Central Pontide Region in northern Turkey (Figure 1) MarketWire

The Arizona Trial Attorneys at the Oswalt Law Group Launch New Firm Web Site
The Oswalt Law Group is a team of Arizona trial lawyers who have been providing clients with legal representation for several years in cases involving DUI defense, criminal defense and bankruptcy law MarketWire

No Outsourcing for Santa's Workshop
In an age where companies are increasingly outsourcing production work overseas, it's nice to come across one that refuses to participate in the trend. MarketWire

CalAmp Acquires Radio Satellite Integrators to Expand Its Mobile Resource Management Solutions for Municipal Government Customers
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today that it has acquired privately held Radio Satellite Integrators, Inc. (RSI), a Southern California-based provider of mobile resource management solutions to city and county government agencies MarketWire

Appcelerator Announces Insights, Delivering Game-Changing Mobile Analytics for Executives to Measure Mobile Success
Appcelerator, provider of the leading mobile enterprise platform, today announced Appcelerator Insights, the newest member of its Analytics family. The product delivers real-time analytics on mobile devices for IT executives and line of business owners who lack meaningful business insight into their apps and require manual building of business-focused reports from web analytics tools. MarketWire

GoHealth and Walgreens Offer Personalized Enrollment Alternative as Key Deadline Looms for Insurance Marketplaces Under Affordable Care Act
With one week left to guarantee coverage by Jan. 1, a growing number of consumers across America are turning to GoHealth and Walgreens for help enrolling in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act by the Dec. 23rd deadline MarketWire

Pierre Bensusan's 'Encore' Retrospective Receives High Praises From Top Music and Guitar Magazines
After 40 years of live performances and recordings, Pierre Bensusan (www.pierrebensusan.com), world renowned as the "Mozart of Guitar," is enjoying his latest round of exciting accolades for Encore, an ambitious and expansive retrospective collection celebrating his 40 years as a globetrotting concert performer. MarketWire

Marani Brands Executes Global Branding Agreement With Zodiac Brands of New York
Marani Brands (OTC Pink: MRIB) executes global branding agreement with Zodiac Brands of New York. MarketWire

Cardiologist Mary Gordon, DO Joins Presence Medical Group in Plainfield
Dr. Mary Gordon, a cardiologist specializing in cardiovascular disease and chronic heart failure, now has an office in Plainfield. You can find Doctor Gordon at 7000 Caton Farm Road in Suite K. She has immediate appointments available including evenings and weekends, and her office can be reached at 815.609.5370. MarketWire

MSP Airport Restaurant's Aspiring Young Physicist Sets Goals for Success
A strong work ethic has moved a teenager from Minneapolis' Phillips neighborhood up the ladder of success inside one of the premier hotels in Bloomington, MN. MarketWire

Kauai Beach Resort Is a Filmmaker's Dream
Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean, Six Days Seven Nights, The Descendants... the list of movies featuring the beauty and complexity of Kauai exceeds 70 and growing MarketWire

Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel Puts Guests in the Center of Holiday Action
Travelers to Mobile never lack for things to do. Between the history, the natural landscape and the museums, restaurants and shops, downtime is hard to come by. But with the advent of New Year's Eve and Mardi Gras, this bustling Southern city gets even busier, and the best place to experience it all is at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel. MarketWire

Hotel in Mobile, Alabama Gives Guests a Taste of Living History
Though history gives the impression of being completely separate from today, the fact is it's ever-present. And while some places try to shake off the past, others embrace it and evolve with it MarketWire

Hoover, Alabama Hotel Gives the Gift of Award-Winning Golf This Holiday Season
When it comes to deciding where to book a golf getaway, travelers could rely on favorable weather patterns. They could listen to their friends' recommendations. They could trust the opinions of industry experts MarketWire

Lithia Motors Completes New $1.0 Billion Credit Agreement
Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) announced today that it has completed a $1.0 billion five-year revolving syndicated credit facility with 13 institutions that will expire in December 2018. The facility can be expanded to $1.25 billion in total availability. MarketWire

Hotel in Langhorne PA Is the Ideal Place to Celebrate the New Year With Family
Ten...nine...eight... There's nothing more exciting than counting down to the New Year -- and it's even better when it's celebrated with family. Ring in 2014 at the family-friendly Courtyard Philadelphia Langhorne, a hotel near Sesame Place in Langhorne PA. MarketWire

Freddie Mac Multifamily Research Highlights Growing Rental Affordability Problem
New Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) Multifamily research highlights the growing affordability problem in America of renters spending more of their income on housing than in past decades. Freddie Mac identifies an alternative method that may help target debt capital to needed areas and help lower income individuals get access to affordable housing in most markets. MarketWire

Flatirons Solutions Selects Simeio Solutions and CA Technologies to Help Manage and Secure the Identities and Access of Key Customers
Simeio Solutions today announced that Flatirons Solutions, a leading provider of outsourcing services for technical and training information, has selected Simeio to implement CA IdentityMinder™, the leading identity management solution from CA Technologies MarketWire

QualityHealth Partners With MD On-line to Deliver Diagnosis- and Procedure-Triggered Patient Education
QualityHealth (www.QHperform.com), the largest digital patient acquisition and engagement platform for healthcare marketers, today announced a strategic partnership with MD On-Line, Inc. (MDOL) (www.mdol.com) -- a leading provider of electronic healthcare solutions that improve practice efficiency and patient care. MarketWire

NFL Alumni Association Partners With Boys and Girls Club of Newark for the Holidays
The New York/New Jersey Chapter of the NFL Alumni Association is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of Newark this holiday season. MarketWire

Beth Van Hoesen: Portraits from the Castro, an Exhibition to Benefit the Rainbow Honor Walk
The Rainbow Honor Walk (www.rainbowhonorwalk.org), a monument to be built in San Francisco's Castro district to honor historic LGBT figures, announces a fundraising exhibition of artworks by Beth Van Hoesen, the late Castro district resident and nationally recognized artist MarketWire

LinkMyFan.com Begins Development on "Right Now" App
Artemis Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: ARTT) - LinkMyFan.com, a Social Networking Content Management Platform, is in the development stage of a mobile App for its Right Now Status update feature. LinkMyFan.com, which was acquired by Artemis Energy Holdings, Inc MarketWire

Genetic Technologies Announces Share Reduction Schedule With Major Shareholder
Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX: GTG) (NASDAQ: GENE) today announced that entities associated with the Company's founder and largest shareholder, Dr. Mervyn Jacobson (collectively, the "Jacobson Entities"), have entered into several transactions which will result in the disposal of 105,937,500 shares in the Company. As a result, Dr MarketWire

Angela Bourne Joins Bionym as Marketing Director
With the launch of Bionym's developer program, the creators of the Nymi enter their next phase by welcoming Angela Bourne to the executive team as Marketing Director. Angela Bourne will lead all marketing, public relations, and event efforts, while taking a lead role in developing key partner relationships, in particular within the hospitality and retail verticals. MarketWire

SmartStop(R) Self Storage Donates $17,000 to Bahati Foundation Adopt-a-School Program
SmartStop® Self Storage recently contributed $17,000 to the Bahati Foundation's Adopt-a-School Program. This program creates safe and healthy lifestyles for students in the Los Angeles Unified and Compton Unified school districts through bike clinics, motivational speakers and fitness and nutrition programs. MarketWire

Advanced Cannabis Solutions to Present at ArcView Investor Network Forum
Advanced Cannabis Solutions (ACS) (OTCQB: CANN) announced today that it has been selected to present before the ArcView Investor Network at its January 23, 2013 meeting in Las Vegas. The ArcView Investor Network, founded in 2010, is comprised of about 80 investors from the United States and abroad, many of whom are already involved in the marijuana industry. MarketWire

Biggest Event in U.S. Figure Skating Comes to Boston -- Tickets on Sale for 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
In a few short weeks, Boston will be the site of the biggest event in U.S. figure skating, as it welcomes the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, hosted by The Skating Club of Boston. As the last qualifying competition prior to the selection of the 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating team, the Championships will feature the nation's top figure skaters vying for the title of U.S MarketWire

WPCS Announces Rescheduled Conference Call to Discuss FY2014 Second Quarter Financial Results; Recent Announcement Regarding Bitcoin
WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), ("WPCS" or the "Company"), today has announced that it will conduct a conference call scheduled for Thursday, December 19, at 5:00 pm ET to discuss both its financial results for the FY2014 second quarter ended October 31, 2013 and its recent acquisition of BTX Trader. MarketWire

Affigent Attains #3 Ranking as SEWP IV Prime Contract Holder
Affigent, LLC, an IT solutions provider and Value Added Reseller (VAR), announces it has increased its ranking from the fourth most productive prime contractor on NASA's Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract to the third most productive -- out of the 46 large and small companies that hold SEWP contracts. MarketWire

Baidu Antivirus Wins Softonic.com's Most Promising Antivirus of 2013 Award
Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, announced today that its PC security software Baidu Antivirus was named this year's "most promising antivirus" in Softonic.com's Big Antivirus Comparison MarketWire

Bombardier and Air Cote d'Ivoire Reach Firm Purchase Agreement with Options for up to Four Q400 NextGen Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace today announced that its purchase agreement with Abidjan-based airline, Air Cote d'Ivoire, is now firm. The transaction, which was announced as a conditional purchase agreement on November 18 during the Dubai Airshow, covers two Q400 NextGen aircraft with options for an additional two. Air Cote d'Ivoire is the national airline of Ivory Coast. MarketWire

Veltex Corporation Holds 27th Annual Meeting of Stockholders for 2013
Veltex Corporation -- OTC Markets symbol (OTC Pink: VLXC) -- Veltex Corporation today announced results from the Company's 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders held in Chicago, Illinois on December 9, 2013 at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Veltex reported that certain members of its Board of Directors were once again re-elected by substantial margins. Kenneth J MarketWire

World LNG Fuels 2014 Features 24 Fleet Users
This January's World LNG Fuels 2014 conference features some 65 speakers, 24 of which operate engines fueled with LNG. The event, which will be held at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, Jan. 21-23, will also display some 70 exhibits of new equipment, technology and services. Details about the conference program can be found at http://www.worldlngfuels.com/program/. MarketWire

The Edge Room Opens for Press Coverage at LegalTech New York 2014
Edge Legal Marketing, a Minneapolis-based marketing and public relations firm serving the needs of companies targeting the legal market, today announced that The Edge Room is open for LegalTech® New York 2014 exhibitors to upload their company logo, press releases, white papers, articles and company brochures MarketWire

ANORO(TM) ELLIPTA(TM) Approved as First Once-Daily Dual Bronchodilator for the Treatment of COPD in the US
GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK) (NYSE: GSK) and Theravance, Inc MarketWire

Sungame Corporation Announces Flightdeck (TM) Devices Will Be Exhibited at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 7th to 10th
Sungame Corporation (OTCBB: SGMZ) has announced that it will be exhibiting its Flightdeck ™ line of mobile devices at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January in Las Vegas. MarketWire

Leading Crowdfunding/Financial Domain Name RaiseCapital.com Available for Acquisition
Igloo.com, a leading broker of ultra premium domain names and websites, announced today that RaiseCapital.com has been listed exclusively for sale with their firm. The domain name RaiseCapital.com provides unprecedented branding and investment opportunity for individuals or businesses across a variety of verticals. Descriptive, category owning domain names such as RaiseCapital MarketWire

IAMGOLD to Invest Up to $36 Million to Earn a 70% Interest in Solvista Property
Solvista Gold Corporation ("Solvista" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SVV)(OTCQX: SVVZF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD") that sets out the major terms of a 70% earn-in option agreement, subject to regulatory approval. MarketWire

Gather Around Hearty, Comforting Foods
(Family Features) Keep warm with hearty dishes that satisfy appetites and comfort food cravings. From russets to reds, fingerlings to purples, the hearty potato comes in many beautiful varieties that add color and texture to beloved comfort dishes. Bring out the flavors of your down-home creation by pairing it with a perfectly suited wine. MarketWire

Fred Water Partners With Baldface Lodge
Fred Water and Baldface Lodge are partnering this winter to create limited edition Baldface Lodge x Fred Water bottles to hydrate the snowboarders and skiers that ride Baldface MarketWire

Sonor Investments Limited Announces Appointment of New President and Notice of Dividend
Sonor Investments Limited (TSX VENTURE: SNI.PR.A) today announced the appointment of Thomas B. Vandepeer as President of the Company effective immediately. MarketWire

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 3,720,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $5.95 per share. The gross proceeds to Adamis from the offering are $22,134,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by Adamis. MarketWire

Bel Brands USA Names Y&R Midwest Agency of Record
Y&R announced today that it has been named North American agency of record for Bel Brands USA. Effective January 2014, Y&R Midwest, the agency's Chicago office, will oversee brand strategy, marketing and social media for the cheese maker's three core brands of The Laughing Cow, Mini BabyBel and Boursin. MarketWire

Ben Franklin to Invest $342,378 in Regional Economic Development
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP) board approved the investment of $342,378 in regional companies. BFTP/NEP is an award-winning, state-funded economic development organization that links early-stage technology firms and established manufacturers with experts, universities, funding, and other resources to help them prosper through innovation MarketWire

Rittenhouse Realty Advisors Sells 116 Beds in Temple University Student Housing Portfolio Valued at $6,950,000
Rittenhouse Realty Advisors is pleased to announce the sale of a 116 bed student housing portfolio near Temple University in Philadelphia. The recently constructed buildings feature a great mix of one, two, three, four and five bedroom apartments MarketWire

Michael Latimer Named OMERS President and CEO Effective April 1, 2014 Following Retirement of Michael Nobrega
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

Kyocera Document Solutions Selects Forte Design Systems SystemC-Based High-Level Synthesis, Replacing Competitive Tool Unable to Meet QoR, Performance, Other Metrics
Kyocera Document Solutions (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com) of Osaka, Japan, has selected SystemC-based high-level synthesis software (HLS) from Forte Design Systems™ (www.ForteDS.com) and will deploy it for the design of image processing integrated circuits (ICs) used in multifunction printers. MarketWire

Cheapflights.com Counts Down to 2014
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 ... HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe that 2014 is only two weeks away? If you are still figuring out your plans for ringing in the New Year, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, say take your celebration on the road. Treat yourself to a memorable holiday at one of these Top 10 Places to Toast the New Year MarketWire

Speedemissions, Inc. Issues Shareholder Update
Speedemissions, Inc. (OTCQB: SPMI), a leading car care company providing vehicle emissions testing, safety inspections and light automotive repair operating 43 stores in the Atlanta, Houston, St. Louis and Salt Lake City markets and developer of CARbonga, the revolutionary automobile diagnostic mobile app, today announce a shareholder update from Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Rich Parlontieri. MarketWire

Nitro Petroleum Inc.: Drilling Mr. Bill #1
Nitro Petroleum Inc. (OTCBB: NTRO) is pleased to announce it has recently acquired a Working Interest in a well named the Mr. Bill #1 located in the SW of the NW of the NW of the SW/4 of Section 27-T20N-R1W in Noble County, Oklahoma MarketWire

Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa Offers a New Accommodation Option
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa already provides travelers a double dose of paradise with its unique island setting that overlooks an idyllic blend of stunning beaches and lush tropical forest. Now this luxurious outpost in Panama's Bocas del Toro archipelago also offers the best of both worlds in accommodation options for couples: the Private Villa Master Bedroom Lock-Off. MarketWire

Orgenesis Secures $3 Million in Funding From Kodiak Capital Group
Orgenesis, Inc. (OTCQB: ORGS), a development-stage company with a novel regenerative medicine technology that converts a diabetes patient's liver cells into functioning insulin-producing cells, has entered into a $3 million common stock purchase agreement with Kodiak Capital Group LLC, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based institutional investor. MarketWire

Carvel Sweetens the Season With Returning Holiday Favorites
It's the most wonderful time of the year. That's because Carvel... America's Freshest Ice Cream®, announces the return of its festive ice cream favorites, just in time for the holidays. MarketWire

METRONOMY: Launch Video for "I'm Aquarius" -- LOVE LETTERS LP Arrives on March 11th via Because Music / Elektra Records
Britain's much loved, quintessentially English, modern pop act Metronomy almost crashed the internet last month when Joseph Mount released new track "I'm Aquarius" after a two-year hiatus. The track was launched by Zane Lowe as his hottest record in the world, premiered on Pitchfork.com, had 120,000 SoundCloud plays in a matter of hours and went straight to #1 on Hypemachine MarketWire

Emerson Radio Corp. Extends Licensing Agreement With Funai Corporation, Inc.
On December 15, 2013, and effective as of November 26, 2013, Emerson Radio Corp. (NYSE MKT: MSN) (the "Company") and Funai Corporation, Inc. ("Funai") entered into an amendment to the License Agreement dated effective January 1, 2001, as amended, between the Company and Funai (the "License Agreement"), under which the term of the License Agreement was extended until March 31, 2018 MarketWire

Dean Evans & Associates Inc. Releases New Digital Room Sign and Booking Tool, Glance for EMS(TM)
Dean Evans & Associates Inc. (www.dea.com), a leader in the development of sophisticated room scheduling, web calendar and event management software, announced today the release of Glance for EMS. MarketWire

New Bill.com Developer Program Brings Power and Reach of Leading Business Payments Network to Broader Audience
Bill.com, the leader in integrated bill payment, invoicing and cash flow management solutions for businesses, today announced a new Bill.com Developer Program that offers developers a simple way to integrate applications with the Bill.com Business Payments Network. Bill.com is bringing the power and ease of the Bill.com solution to serve new, broader markets via the new Bill MarketWire

oDesk and Elance Announce Merger
oDesk and Elance today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge with each other. Both companies are leading marketplaces for online work, connecting businesses with talented freelancers in real time MarketWire

Strategic Global Investments, Inc. Announces Engagement for Production on Video Segments Targeting the Real Estate Industry
Strategic Global Investments, Inc. (OTC Pink: STBV) is pleased to announce that the Company has recently been retained to produce specialty media for International Land Alliance, Inc. ("ILA"), an international land investment firm based in San Diego, California. MarketWire

Gsolutionz Sponsors Avaya Evolutions in Santa Clara on February 5th, 2014
The Avaya 2013 Midmarket Business Partner of the Year, Gsolutionz will be a major sponsor of Avaya Evolutions on February 5th, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara. The special one-day event will provide customers with the opportunity to engage, interact, and collaborate with Gsolutionz and Avaya executives, peers, and global industry leaders. MarketWire

California Plastic Bottle Recycling Company Chooses TAB Bank for a $2 Million Credit Facility
A plastic bottle recycling company located in California has chosen TAB Bank for a $2 million credit facility. The company produces FDA-approved plastic containers used for food packaging. The new facility is made available through a multi-year agreement and will provide for the working capital needs of the company. MarketWire

Oracle Reports GAAP EPS up 5% to 56 Cents, Non-GAAP EPS up 7% to 69 Cents
Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced that both fiscal 2014 Q2 GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues were up 2% to $9.3 billion. GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were unchanged at $2.4 billion, while non-GAAP new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were down 1% to $2.4 billion MarketWire

New Vishay Intertechnology LED Family Handles Drive Currents to 70 mA for Brighter Signage, Lighting, and Controls
A new family of LEDs in a PLCC-2 package that can handle higher drive currents and thus produce improved luminous intensity is the newest product from the Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH). The new VLM.334.. series LEDs, an advanced modification of Vishay's VLM.31. MarketWire

Travel Tips to Stay on Budget
Getting there is half the fun, but it can also eat up your budget. When you're traveling on a shoestring, you need to make wise decisions about how to get from one place to another if you want more cash for fun. Marriott's Travel Tips Infographic offers helpful ways you can score savings before and during your trip: MarketWire

Exclusive Teamstudio Partnership Brings GSX Solutions Products to Japan
Teamstudio (http://www.teamstudio.com/jp), the global leader in efficiency and mobilization tools which enable workforce productivity and flexibility, today announced an exclusive partnership agreement with GSX Solutions to bring GSX products to the Japan market MarketWire

Tripps Travel Network Provides Advice on Packing for Winter Travels
Tripps Travel Network is a luxury vacation provider that makes traveling a real pleasure and offers its valued members advice on how to best pack for their winter travels. GlobeNewswire

Express Travel Network Presents Information on How Best to Travel with Gifts
Express Travel Network, a leading provider of affordable vacation experiences, offers tips on travelling with presents this holiday season. Whether big or small, Express Travel Network knows getting gifts to their destinations safely can sometimes be tricky. GlobeNewswire

VOLTA FINANCE - APPOINTMENT OF A U.K. CORPORATE BROKER
NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES GlobeNewswire

Change of CEO at Tessenderlo Group
Frank Coenen, CEO of Tessenderlo Group leaves the group with mutual consent. This change has been approved by the Board of Directors and will take effect immediately. GlobeNewswire

Sandoz receives first approval for AirFluSal® Forspiro®
Novartis International AG /Sandoz receives first approval for AirFluSal® Forspiro®. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

DSM announces final terms of €300 million bond
Royal DSM, the global Life Science and Material Sciences company, has adjusted the Final Terms of the €300,000,000 1.75% Notes due 13 November 2019 to correctly reflect that investors have a put option in the event of a change of control. The Final Terms can be found on the DSM website (http://www.dsm.com/corporate/investors/bonds-credit-rating/bonds-in-detail.html) GlobeNewswire

NOVA Chemicals announces plans for multiple projects in Sarnia region- Company will continue to evaluate options for a second Advanced SCLAIRTECHTM technology facility
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Jennings Capital Initiates Coverage on Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (TSX:HWD) with Buy Recommendation - Video Research Alert on InvestmentPitch.com
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 18, 2013 - Investment firm Jennings Capital has initiated coverage on Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (TSX:HWD). Analyst Russell Stanley gives the company a buy recommendation and a 12-month target price of $12.50, a premium of 49% to the $8.41 price the day the report was issued. GlobeNewswire

Krystal Resort Cancun Reviews Show Sharp Increase in Member Satisfaction for 2013
Krystal Resort Cancun Reviews continued to grow throughout 2013, reaching an all-time high at the year's end. GlobeNewswire

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Proudly Announces That Reviews Are More Positive Than Ever Before
Top Dominican Republic Resort Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club is proud to say that as of December 2013, member and guest reviews have reached a new all-time high. GlobeNewswire

Nationale Suisse receives "A-" Rating (Excellent) with a positive outlook from A.M. Best and increases profit payout ratio
Nationale Suisse /Nationale Suisse receives "A-" Rating (Excellent) with a positive outlook from A.M. Best and increases profit payout ratio . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

GeoHoliday Club Recommends Havasu Dunes Resort as the Perfect Warm Winter Getaway
GeoHoliday Club has suggested that its members check out Havasu Dunes Resort as an alternative to snowy destinations this winter. GeoHoliday Club recognizes that not everyone wants a "white holiday," and the Havasu Dunes Resort is an ideal pick for sunny holiday fun. GlobeNewswire

Travel To Go Shares Exclusive Packing Tips for Winter 2013 Travel
Travel To Go, a leader in vacation fulfillment, wants all travelers to enjoy their winter vacations and has provided a few tips on how to efficiently pack for winter travel. GlobeNewswire

United Reservation Services Warns Members of Potential Scams when Traveling this Holiday
United Reservation Services is a luxury vacation provider that strives to inform its members to the upmost degree of any harmful scams that they may encounter while traveling. GlobeNewswire

Leading Contemporary Retailer Urban Outfitters Goes Live With TradeStone PLM
GLOUCESTER, MA--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - MarketWire

Firemans Contractors Shareholder Update and Strategic Plan for 2014
Firemans Contractors, Inc. (OTCQB: FRCN) a Franchisor and commercial contractor provides shareholder update and strategic plan for 2014. MarketWire

Jellyvision's ALEX Celebrates Its Best. Year. Ever.
Today Jellyvision, maker of ALEX®, the virtual employee benefits counselor, looked back on what has been its most exciting year of benefits communication to date MarketWire

Mabwe Minerals Receives 10,000 Ton Purchase Order
Mabwe Minerals Inc. (OTCQB: MBMI) (the "Company"), a natural resources company engaged in the mining and commercial sales of industrial minerals and metals, is pleased to announce that Zimbabwe affiliate, Mabwe Minerals Zimbabwe (Private) Ltd., has been issued a second purchase order for 10,000 metric tons MarketWire

D&H Distributing Sees 11% YOY Growth in Q4 Thanks to Tablets, Mobility
D&H Distributing, the major North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, announces it is ending its 95th Anniversary Year with approximately 11% growth in its final quarter of 2013 over last year. This reflects significant increases in sales of tablets, mobility and servers. Tablets alone experienced 200+% growth in Q4 2013 year over year. MarketWire

Invesco PowerShares Announces Changes to ETF Family
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with more than $97 billion in franchise assets, announced changes to its product line. MarketWire

Masergy Named 2013 All-Star Winner by National Customer Service Association
Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in managed networking and cloud services, today announced the company has been named 2013 All-Star Service Organization of the Year by the National Customer Service Association (NCSA) -- the ultimate provider of customer service education, development and support in the United States MarketWire

Brussels City Centre Hotel Offers Mobile Check-in for On-the-Go Travellers
Travel and technology have enjoyed a long, mutually beneficial relationship. From Plug-In panels in hotel guest rooms, to complimentary Wi-Fi in lobbies, technology is increasingly used to enhance the travel experience MarketWire

Mediterranean Cuisine Arrives at Hotels in Munich and Steals the Culinary Spotlight
Visitors to Munich could be forgiven for expecting to find only bratwurst and schnitzel on the menu. (After all, there's a reason foods like these have been exported around the world.) But at the Courtyard Munich City Center's Oléo Pazzo restaurant, visitors will find a Mediterranean-based menu that is as globally inspired as the guests themselves MarketWire

AmbiCom Reports 5th Consecutive Quarter of Net Income
AmbiCom Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ABHI), a leading designer and developer of innovative wireless products for the medical and automotive verticals, and a distributor of innovative healthcare products that has sold more than one million devices worldwide, today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended October 31, 2013. MarketWire

Veidekke ASA : Veidekke to build new Munkerud School in Oslo
Veidekke Entreprenør has signed a contract with Undervisningsbygg Oslo KF to build the new Munkerud School at Nordstrand in Oslo. The value of the contract is NOK 224 million excluding VAT. GlobeNewswire

Spriza Inc. (OTCQB:SPRZ) Launches Patent Pending Online Lead Generation Technology.
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 18, 2013 - Spriza Inc. (OTCQB:SPRZ) has launched its patent pending online lead generation technology. The company's unique technology, which utilizes contests specifically designs for each client, allows clients and their advertising agencies to quickly and cost-effectively promote brands by attracting a massive targeted audience. GlobeNewswire

AlphaStaff Names Chris Gaine Regional Vice President of Northeast Business Development
AlphaStaff, a full service national human resources outsourcing company, announced today that Chris Gaine has been appointed regional vice president of Northeast business development. Gaine will report to AlphaStaff Executive Vice President Kyle Kelly. MarketWire

OxySure Systems (OXYS) Expands to Hong Kong and Macau
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - OxySure® Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) ("OxySure," or the "Company"), a medical device innovator of life-saving, easy-to-use emergency oxygen solutions with its "oxygen from powder" technology, today announced that Pacific Medical Systems, Ltd MarketWire

Peerless-AV Announces Industry's First Universal Mosaic Video Wall Mount, Redefines Video Wall Design
AURORA, IL--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Peerless-AV, a leader in digital signage video wall mounts, is excited to introduce the audiovisual industry's first universal mosaic video wall mount, the DS-VWM770. MarketWire

Wishbone Gold Plc ('Wishbone Gold' or the 'Company') Conversion of NOMAD Fees
Wishbone Gold (AIM: WSBN) (PINKSHEETS: WISHY), an exploration and acquisition company focussed on precious metals (principally gold), announces that its Board has approved the conversion of fees and expenses owed to its NOMAD, Northland Capital Partners Limited into 272,727 new ordinary shares, which have been issued at 2.75p per ordinary share MarketWire

NanoViricides CEO Dr. Eugene Seymour to Be Interviewed on Clear Channel DFW 1190AM
NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NNVC) is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials to destroy viruses in and on the body. The Company announced today that CEO Dr. Eugene Seymour will be interviewed live by Michal Yorba on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio's Traders Financial Network, Thursday, December 19th, 2013, at 2:00pm CST / 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST. MarketWire

National Business Group on Health Elects Marleece Barber, MD, Lockheed Martin Executive, to Board of Directors
The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of more than 375 large U.S. employers, today announced that Marleece Barber, MD, director of health and wellness and chief medical officer at Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been elected to its elite board of directors. MarketWire

Navios Europe Inc. Closes Transaction With HSH Nordbank AG
Innovative Financing Structure Ten vessels with FMV of approximately $218 million Strategic Partnership with HSH for further acquisitionsNavios Europe Inc. ("Navios Europe") today announced the closing of the transaction for the acquisition of ten vessels from debtors of HSH Nordbank AG ("HSH") MarketWire

Blue Coat Acquires Norman Shark
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology, today announced it has acquired Norman Shark, the global leader in malware analysis solutions for enterprises, service providers and government MarketWire

Former U.S. Ambassador Antonio Garza on Mexico's Energy Reforms
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Mexico took a giant leap toward a new economic future last week with Congressional passage of a remarkably bold energy reform bill. Both euphoria and hand wringing ensued as Mexico observers and the Mexican people began contemplating the significance to the country of opening its long-protected oil and gas industry. MarketWire

Inventergy Inc. Enters Into Merger Agreement With eOn Communications
Inventergy Inc. and eOn Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EONC) have announced today that they have entered into a merger agreement whereby Inventergy will merge into a wholly-owned subsidiary of eOn. Upon satisfaction of all of the conditions to completing the merger, eOn Communications will be renamed Inventergy Global, Inc MarketWire

REC Silicon ASA - Financial Calendar 2014
Sandvika, December 18, 2013; REC Silicon ASA will present its financial statements for 2014 on the following dates: GlobeNewswire

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Offers Tips to Keep the Cheer in the Holidays
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Bradford Networks Named a "Visionary" in the Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control
Bradford Networks™, the best choice to secure the mobile enterprise, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the 2013 "Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control(1) MarketWire

Adaptive Medias, Inc. CEO Qayed Shareef to Be Interviewed on Clear Channel's DFW 1190AM Thursday, December 19, 2013
Multi-channel audience and content monetization company, Adaptive Medias, Inc MarketWire

Nuvilex's Medical Marijuana Research Could Use Cell Encapsulation Technology to Address Brain Cancers
The executives at Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) and its subsidiary, Medical Marijuana Sciences, Inc., had to take note of recent results released in a marijuana study done by a group of researchers in Spain. The study used a type of encapsulation to inhibit brain cancer cell growth in mice MarketWire

Retriever Communications Achieves 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management
Just a year after its push into the US, Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile field force automation, today announced significant milestones from the analyst community. For the first time, Gartner placed Retriever on its Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management in the niche quadrant, a key accomplishment for the company MarketWire

Robinhood Closes $3 Million in Seed Funding for First Zero-Commission Mobile-Focused Stock Brokerage
Robinhood, a mobile financial services company, announced today it has closed $3 million in seed funding to accelerate its zero-commission mobile-first stock brokerage. Index Ventures led the round, with a16z seed, Rothenberg Ventures and angel investors including Tim Draper and Howard Lindzon/Social Leverage adding to the initial funding from Google Ventures. MarketWire

EvCarCo, Inc.'s Management Continues Investigation of Previous Transactions
EvCarCo, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: EVCA) announced today that the Company is continuing due diligence into various previous transactions and has discovered some potentially damaging issues. These issues could be serious, including possible securities law violations MarketWire

SMBs Lag Large Counterparts in Capturing Online and Mobile Holiday Shopping
US shoppers are procrastinating more this holiday season. Two weeks ahead of Christmas, about one in five American adults (19 percent) had yet to start shopping, according to a Harris Interactive online survey conducted on behalf of hibu to view consumers' holiday shopping habits and motivation MarketWire

American Power Group Corporation Announces Extension of Primary Credit Facility With Iowa State Bank
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) today announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc.'s primary lender, Iowa State Bank, an Algona, Iowa institution has agreed to extend the maturity of APG's credit facility from December 31, 2013 to April 1, 2015. In addition, Iowa State Bank agreed to increase APG's maximum borrowing limit to $2 MarketWire

Digital Caddies Installations Approaching Sixty Courses
Digital Caddies, Inc. (OTC Pink: CADY), is pleased to announce that 34 eighteen hole golf courses have already been installed with The Players Network and that the total number of installed golf courses will approach 60 in the coming weeks. MarketWire

Magellan Takes RV Drivers to Their Holiday Destination With Its RoadMate GPS Navigators
Magellan, the leader for innovative GPS navigation devices, has several RoadMate RV GPS navigators to help RV drivers get to their holiday destination safely and stress-free. The 5" Magellan RoadMate RV5365T-LMB and 7" RoadMate RV9365T-LMB provides RV-friendly functions and trip-planning features to drivers of recreational vehicles. MarketWire

WeFi Extends Leadership in Mobile Broadband Optimization With Growing Patent Portfolio and Expansion of Executive Team With Sales, Business Development and Product Leaders
WeFi, an innovator of mobile broadband technology solutions that ensure a superior quality of experience (QoE) for mobile subscribers, announced that it was granted two new patents for strategic components of the company's portfolio of mobile broadband technology solutions for network access classification and connection based on historical performance MarketWire

Keas Unveils National Employee Health and Engagement Survey for 2014
Keas (www.keas.com), the market leader in employee health and engagement programs, today announced the results of its 2014 Health Trends Survey MarketWire

nWave Pictures' New Feature-Length 3D Film "The House of Magic 3D" to Enchant Audiences This Christmas
nWave Pictures is proud to announce the release of the new feature-length 3D animated film "The House of Magic" opening this Christmas in theaters in France, Belgium, South Korea, Singapore and Italy. The 85-minute film, budgeted at $34 million, is produced by nWave Pictures in association with StudioCanal and media fund Anton Capital Entertainment MarketWire

Laudville Appoints John J. Rosati to Board of Advisors
Laudville, an entertainment platform for sharing and discovering entertainment with friends, today announced the appointment of John J. Rosati to its board of advisors. MarketWire

Resource America, Inc. Authorizes New Stock Repurchase Program
Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase up to one million shares of its common stock, representing approximately 5% of the shares outstanding MarketWire

Netskope Selects Vistara for Modern IT Operations Management
Vistara, innovator of a comprehensive SaaS solution for modern IT operations, today announced it is the end-to-end operational management solution for Netskope's global on-premise and cloud-based IT infrastructure. A leader in cloud app analytics and policy management, Netskope selected Vistara to enable modern IT operations management and DevOps methodology. MarketWire

U.S. Added 13,070 Franchise Jobs in November, According to ADP National Franchise Report(SM)
U.S. private-sector franchise jobs increased by 13,070 during the month of November 2013, according to the ADP National Franchise Report(SM). Broadly distributed to the public each month free of charge, the ADP National Franchise Report measures monthly changes in franchise employment derived from ADP's actual transactional payroll data MarketWire

Addonics Announces Two New Port Multipliers With 6Gbps Data Transfer Rates
Addonics Technologies (www.addonics.com) today announced two new members of its Port Multiplier family, both designed to support SATA 3.0 6Gbps and greatly enhance the storage capabilities for a wide range of computer systems. MarketWire

Alliance Scale Test Weight Set Meets Class 6 Tolerances
Alliance Scale, Inc. has introduced a compact ASTM Class 6 weight set for performing quality control checks on balances and scales in laboratories, small production environments, and classrooms. MarketWire

CSO Magazine's 2014 CSO40 Awards Recognizes Innovative Use of Security in Driving Business Value
IDG's CSO -- the premier security media brand providing insight into business risk leadership -- announces the 2014 CSO40 Award honorees. The annual award program recognizes 40 security projects and initiatives that have delivered groundbreaking business value through the innovative application of risk and security concepts and technologies MarketWire

VECO USA, Inc. Appoints Vlachos North American Sales Manager
VECO USA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of two-dimensional precision metal products, has appointed Konstantinos "Charlie" Vlachos as North American Sales Manager. He is a hands-on mechanical engineer with a broad range of experience who will be responsible for working closely with customers to meet their most challenging precision metal parts requirements. MarketWire

MILLHOG(R) Welding End Prep Tool Is Battery Powered for True Portability
ESCO Tool has introduced a field-proven, right angle drive I.D. clamping pipe milling tool that is battery powered for performing welding end preps anywhere an air hose or electric cord is unavailable. MarketWire

Smith Micro and ClearConnex Provide Over-The-Air Firmware Updates for Machine-to-Machine Environments
Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced a partnership with ClearConnex, Inc. to provide device management solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) environments MarketWire

Open Invention Network Welcomes Google as a Full Member
Open Invention Network (OIN), the organization formed to promote Linux by creating a collaborative environment, announced today that Google has joined IBM, NEC, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony as a Member of OIN. Google's increasing participation in OIN will drive new levels of innovation, collaboration and patent non-aggression in Linux and open source MarketWire

North Bay Resources Inc. (NBRI) Provides Shareholder Update on Ruby Mine and Fraser River Project
North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCQB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") is pleased to provide shareholders with the following progress report and update on the Ruby Mine in the US and the Fraser River Project in Canada. MarketWire

SEMAFO: Update on Siou Development
SEMAFO Inc. (TSX: SMF)(OMX: SMF) is pleased to announce that construction activities have commenced on the 16-kilometer road that will provide access to its high-grade Siou deposit. Following receipt of authorization to begin development at Siou in November (see Semafo press release dated November 13, 2013), payment of crop compensation has been fully satisfied. MarketWire

IDST Signs Contract With CEO
IDS Industries, Inc. (OTCQB: IDST) announced today the completion and signing of a contract with its current CEO Scott Plantinga for the next 2 years, as disclosed in the Company's recently filed 10-K report. The Company said it was very pleased with the leadership Mr MarketWire

Agria Files Annual Report on Form 20-F for Fiscal Year 2013
Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria") today announced that it has filed the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on October 18, 2013. The annual report on Form 20-F, which contains its audited financial statements, can be accessed on the SEC's website at http://www.sec MarketWire

Hollund Industrial Marine's President Makes Year End Statement
Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. (OTC Pink: HIMR) ("Hollund" or the "Company") (http://www.hollundindustrial.com/), an underwater forest management company, announced today that the Company's President, Mr. Peter Meier, has released a brief statement regarding the current progress of the Company and future expectations MarketWire

Premier Holding Corporation Announces Agreement Between Muni-Fed Energy and Probe Manufacturing to Build Its Proprietary Technology
Premier Holding Corporation (OTCQB: PRHL) today announced that its patent licensee, Muni-Fed Energy has selected Probe Manufacturing of Irvine California to build its proprietary E-Series and LiteOwl products MarketWire

New Report Highlights Industry Changing Technology at Paradigm Resource Management Corporation
When Paradigm Resource Management Corporation (OTCQB: PRDC) announced its most recent round of assay test results, it confirmed for us here at Stock Market Media Group, a full service research and content development investor relations firm, that the company truly has an industry changing technology in its investment portfolio MarketWire

Beamz Interactive, Inc. Partners With Leading App Developer Lolay Inc.
Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced an expanded partnership with Lolay Inc., a premier mobile strategy development firm, to develop a series of Beamz apps that feature the company's proprietary interactive music technology across various mobile platforms, including iOS, Android and Windows RT. MarketWire

CareInSync Appoints Cheryl Cruver to Executive Team
As healthcare organizations shift from the traditional fee-for-service to outcomes-based payment models, patient care transitions within the hospital, and from hospitals to the home or specialized care settings are essential to improve financial performance and patient care quality MarketWire

Former First Round NFL Draft Choice Turned Successful Entrepreneur Poised to Deliver Sports Fans a More Compelling Stadium and Arena Experience
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Use Microsoft SharePoint to Access Files on OpenText Content Server With Brava!
In large organizations, headquarters may keep important data and documents in OpenText Content Server while individual departments use Microsoft SharePoint for team collaboration. If this sounds familiar, you have probably encountered this problem: How can workers using different content management systems collaborate on the same content? MarketWire

Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. Declares Fourth Quarter 2013 Dividends on Shares of Preferred and Common Stock
Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. (the "Company" or "AMTG") (NYSE: AMTG) today announced the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend on the Company's 8.00% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock") of $0.50 per share for the period that ends on January 30, 2014 MarketWire

Ecrypt Technologies Forms Advisory Board
In a recent development, Ecrypt Technologies' (OTCQB: ECRY) Board of Directors approved the establishment of an Advisory Board for the company. This important step will provide Ecrypt another way to access and leverage the experience and expertise of industry experts. MarketWire

The War on Christmas and Consumer Brands
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Most of us have heard about the War On Christmas, especially this year. Although it has been brewing for the past few years, it has become increasingly apparent this is an escalating public argument. The focus is on whether we should all wish each other a Merry Christmas or just simply Happy Holidays MarketWire

Pan Global Corp. Announces Commencement of Final Construction Phase of Small-Hydro Plant in Northern India
Pan Global, Corp. (OTCQB: PGLO) (the "Company") today announces that the final construction phase of the 5.7MW small-hydro plant in Northern India which the Company intends to acquire has commenced. MarketWire

Metrospaces Announces the Execution of LOI to Acquire a Lot in the Orinoco Oil Belt for Business Hotel
Metrospaces, Inc. (OTCQB: MSPC) today announces that it has executed an LOI with the land owner to acquire a one-third interest in a 20,000 m2 lot to build a 120-room hotel in the Venezuelan Orinoco Oil Basin. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Corporation Agrees to Acquire Nicholas Financial, Inc. in a $340 Million Transaction Pro Forma Earnings Accretive to Prospect
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the common stock of Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: NICK) ("Nicholas") for $16.00 per share MarketWire

e-MDs Cloud Solutions v. Cirrus EHR Achieves Certification for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use
e-MDs, a leading provider of electronic health records (EHRs) and practice management (PM) solutions, announced today that e-MDs Cloud Solutions™ v. Cirrus is Complete EHR 2014 compliant and has been certified for meaningful use Stage 1 and 2. MarketWire

Arch Health Partners Accelerates Population Health Management With Phytel
Arch Health Partners (AHP), a medical foundation affiliated with Palomar Health, has deployed a comprehensive, Web-based population health management platform from Phytel to improve the health of patients and families across North San Diego County and position the group for success under health reform. MarketWire

Widen Enterprises First Cloud-Based DAM Provider to Offer Digital Asset Archive
Widen Enterprises announced today that digital asset management (DAM) provider has become the first to integrate a searchable Digital Asset Archive into a web-based DAM system. Introduced in Media Collective 7 MarketWire

IZEA State of Sponsored Social Report Reveals Tweets Gaining Popularity as Social Sponsorship Cuts Into Display Advertising Budget for Many Brand Marketers
IZEA (OTCQB: IZEA), the leader in Social Sponsorship, announced today the release of its annual "State of Sponsored Social" report. For both marketers and influencers, the rise of social sponsorships accompanies a decline in interest in display advertising. More than a third of marketers are weary of online display advertising, indicating that display is "dead or dying MarketWire

Sauer Energy Announces Improved Helixical Design WindRider(R) Launch
Sauer Energy Inc.® ("SEI") (OTCQB: SENY), developer of the patented WindCharger® vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) and manufacturer of the patented HelixWind® vertical axis wind turbine, confirms plan to launch the WindRider as first in its line of wind turbine systems planned for release in 2014. MarketWire

Mead & Hunt Chooses Panzura for Rapid Expansion With Minimal IT Costs
Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced that Mead & Hunt, a leading Engineering and Architectural firm based in Madison, WI, has deployed the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System to centralize storage and deliver rapid expansion as the company opens new offices. MarketWire

WWW.PAZOO.COM Creates Social Media Team Comprised of Newly Added Writers, Bloggers, SEO and Traffic Influencers
Pazoo, Inc. (OTCQB: PZOO) (German WKN#: A1J3DK) this week created the social media team for www.pazoo.com comprised of the newly added writers, bloggers, SEO specialists and traffic influencers. Pazoo now has in place a core group that will lead this social media team which will continue growth for the foreseeable future. MarketWire

Vizstar, Inc. Announces Kimberly Parry's First International Purchase Order From Madison I.P.A.
Vizstar, Inc. (OTC Pink: VIZS) announces Kimberly Parry's first international purchase order from Madison I.P.A. MarketWire

IntelePeer Unveils E-Rate Services to Provide Special Value for Schools and Educational Institutions
IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications and SIP Trunking, today announced new E-rate Services tailored to meet the needs of public schools and other educational institutions. IntelePeer's E-rate Services include subsidized communications services for schools and libraries throughout the United States. MarketWire

ERF Wireless Implements Reverse Stock Split of Common Stock
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San Jose Plastic Surgeons Say Rise in Breast Augmentation Related to Rate of Satisfactory Results
Dr. Jerome H. Liu and Dr. Tom S. Liu view the consistent increase in popularity of breast augmentation as evidence of continued patient satisfaction with the results of the procedure. At their San Jose plastic surgery practice, Drs MarketWire

Vacatia Teams Up With Make-A-Wish(R) to Grant Children's Wishes
Vacatia (www.vacatia.com), the new, trusted online marketplace for buyers and sellers of vacation ownership interests, today announced that they have teamed up with the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area Chapter to provide children and their families with trips to dream destinations and activities MarketWire

Corpac Steel Products Launches New App for iOS
Corpac Steel Products, Corp. (http://www.corpacsteel.com), a leading global distributor and trader of pipe and steel products, is proud to announce the launch of a new pipe calculation app. The app provides fast and convenient access to steel pipe charts, pipe specifications and conversion calculators, for professionals in the pipe and steel industry from any location at anytime MarketWire

People on the Move at MFG.com
MFG.com, the world's leading online manufacturing marketplace for custom manufactured parts, announces three senior level additions to the MFG.com management team at the Company headquarters in Atlanta, GA. MarketWire

Leading Global Airlines Select Morpho's Itemiser DX for Enhanced Cargo Screening
Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, Inc., today announced that six leading global air carriers have deployed more than 200 Itemiser® DX desktop explosives trace detectors (ETD) at U.S. and international facilities this year to meet new regulatory mandates for enhanced cargo screening. MarketWire

Glu Mobile Partners with COLOPL to Co-Produce Japanese Game
Glu Mobile Partners with COLOPL to Co-Produce Japanese GameParties also sign MOU for reciprocating global publishing of Glu and COLOPL IP GlobeNewswire

Aspo's financial information in 2014
ASPO Plc STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 18, 2013, at 15:00The Aspo Group Annual Accounts Bulletin for 2013 will be released on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The Annual Report will be published on week 13 at the latest GlobeNewswire

Blue Earth Orders Generators Costing $6.1 Million for Two Facilities Expected to Be Operational in Third Quarter 2014
HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Blue Earth, Inc. (OTCQB: BBLU), an alternative/renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, BE CHP, has ordered generators, costing $6.1 million for two combined heat and power (CHP) systems. The capacity for these two power plants will be about 10 MarketWire

FilmOn CEO and Founder Alki David Responds to Aereo Inc.'s Brief Asking for a Supreme Court Hearing
LOS ANGELES, CA --(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - As the battle for Americans' right to congressionally granted free-to-air broadcast access heats up, Alki David, CEO and Founder of the free streaming television service FilmOn, responded to rival Aereo's December 12 brief asking for a Supreme Court hearing. MarketWire

UBA Survey: Public Employer Annual Health Plan Costs Increased at Double the Rate of Private Sector in 2013
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Urban Fashion Icon PINCH NYC Expands 2014 Collection
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - PINCH NYC, a high end urban fashion line, announces additions to its collection for 2014. Launched in 2013, founder Jason Pinchoff was inspired to create a luxury lifestyle brand that combines custom designs with Hip Hop culture for a "Look Good. Do Good" attitude. MarketWire

Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada, to Address Panel on Women and Youth in Agriculture at AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin
Almas Jiwani, President of United Nations Women National Committee Canada, will address a panel on Women and Youth in Agriculture at the Third Annual AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin on Jan. 20, 2014. MarketWire

Conditional Placing to Raise GBP5.5 Million
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Centamin - Updated Resource and Reserve Statement
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New Colombia Resources Inc. Announces Plan and Projections for Extracting Raw Construction Materials From Their Metallurgical Coal Property in Colombia
New Colombia Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: NEWC) ("New Colombia or the Company") provides guidance on their previously announced plans to extract raw building materials from their mining concession in Guaduas, Colombia. In addition to coal, New Colombia's mining title covers other resources MarketWire

Green Hills Software Signs Teaming Agreement With HP to Offer Secure Android Smartphones and Tablets to UK Public Sector
Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded and mobile virtualization solutions, today announced that it is teaming with HP to offer trusted mobile devices built with Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY® Multivisor™ virtualization technology for Android and enabled by HP's secure mobility service, to the UK public sector. MarketWire

AppDynamics Opens for Business in Windows Azure Store
AppDynamics, Inc., the next-generation application performance management (APM) solution that simplifies the management of complex applications and infrastructures, today announced that AppDynamics Pro is available as an add-on in the Windows Azure store, making it easier than ever to try and buy the leading monitoring solution for Windows Azure applications. MarketWire

TextPower Applauds Criticism of "Traditional" SMS for Authentication in New Report
Commenting on new research that sternly warns the industry "Do not rely on SMS-based authentication; it has been thoroughly compromised," TextPower, a leader in innovative text messaging software solutions, agrees with the findings that highlight the critical need for new SMS authentication technology. MarketWire

Cloud Sherpas Earns G-Cloud iv Approval
Cloud Sherpas has been selected for the UK government G-cloud iv initiative. This will enable Cloud Sherpas to help more UK government agencies transition to and use cloud-based business software. Cloud Sherpas has been selected for the G-cloud iv Specialist Cloud Services category. MarketWire

Sarasota Plastic Surgeon Reveals Which Procedures Men Request Most
Dr. Jeff Scott, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Sarasota, performs a wide variety of plastic and cosmetic procedures, but lately he has seen an increase in the number of male patients. MarketWire

Avista Reaches Settlement in Oregon Natural Gas Rate Request
Avista (NYSE: AVA) and all other parties involved in the company's natural gas general rate filing have reached a settlement agreement that, if approved by the Public Utility Commission of Oregon (PUC), would conclude the proceedings for the general rate request filed on Aug. 15, 2013. If the settlement agreement is approved, new rates would be effective in two phases: Feb. 1, 2014 and Nov MarketWire

Richmond Orthopaedic Surgeon Provides Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries
According to Richmond orthopaedic surgeon Jan-Eric Esway, MD, more than 23,000 people in the U.S. sprain an ankle every day. While not all of these sprains are sports-related, Dr. Esway notes that athletics and/or some form of physical activity likely contributes to a majority of these occurrences MarketWire

Austin Plastic Surgeon Reveals All in 4-Part Mommy Makeover Blog Series
"I use the initial consultation for a mommy makeover as an opportunity to visit with the patient, get to know her, and find out what concerns she has in regard to her body MarketWire

Quantum Energy Announces BDC Funding
Quantum Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: QEGY) announced today that it has signed an Engagement Agreement with Data Capital Corp (DCC) of New York, NY to assist Quantum in the formation of a Business Development Company (BDC) as a subsidiary under the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 ("BDC Act"), and the Investment Company Act of 1940 MarketWire

Plastic Surgeon in Huntsville Helps Patients Improve Confidence With Tummy Tuck Surgery
Many people feel self-conscious about their midsection, says Huntsville plastic surgeon Dr. David Durst. He explains that this is often due to excess skin in the area. For women, he says it is something that can occur after childbearing. However, Dr. Durst says many people experience this after weight loss as well. Dr MarketWire

Energy Efficiency Innovator HPEV, Inc. Announces Revenues in 2013
HPEV, Inc. (OTCQB: WARM), an innovator in energy efficiency and heat removal technologies, announced today that it has received its first order for the $30+ billion water and wastewater industry MarketWire

Roambi Introduces Flow in the Cloud to Give Users an Entirely New Way to Publish Data
Roambi, the business app that redesigns the way you experience data, today is introducing Roambi Flow™ in the Cloud, an entirely new way to publish content and create engaging and interactive publications that provide context to data and tell the story behind the numbers -- all through an accessible cloud platform MarketWire

C9 Revenue Index Signals Strong Growth in 2014
C9, the Revenue Performance Company, today announced that among high-growth companies, sales pipelines are up 19% relative to this time last year. This finding comes from C9's Revenue Index, a cross-industry index comprising Fortune 1,000 companies. The index is based on the 1.8 Trillion pipeline records that C9 captures as it powers the forecasts of the world's leading companies. MarketWire

Atlanta Electrical Training Center Provides Apprenticeship Model for Nation, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Across the U.S., 285 joint apprenticeship training centers (JATCs) provide top-of-the-line training to up-and-coming electricians and linemen that are part of the NECA-IBEW workforce. MarketWire

Middle and Affluent Class in Vietnam and Myanmar Will Double in Size by 2020
The middle and affluent class will double in size in Vietnam and Myanmar between now and 2020, according to a publication by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). MarketWire

Cheap Natural Gas Could Save U.S. Households as Much as $1,200 a Year by 2020
The average U.S. household is estimated to be saving between $425 to $725 each year in energy costs due to a sharp drop in domestic natural gas prices since 2005. And those savings could potentially rise to as much as $1,200 a year by 2020 -- roughly equal to a boost in U.S. disposable income of nearly 10 percent MarketWire

JK Group's 2014 Annual Client Forum to Highlight Client Innovation and Showcase Latest Philanthropic Solutions
JK Group, the leading end-to-end solutions provider of software and value-added services for corporate philanthropy, today shared details of its upcoming JK Client Forum on Philanthropy and Volunteerism. The annual event will be held from Monday, May 19 through Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Fort Myers, Florida. MarketWire

WTI Donates to Keller Peak and Butler Peak Fire Lookouts
In appreciation of the valuable community services and historical preservation efforts offered by the Adopt-A-Lookout Program, WTI has renewed its donation to the Keller Peak Fire Lookout and Butler Peak Fire Lookout, both located within California's scenic San Bernardino National Forest MarketWire

NYC Plastic Surgeon Uses Botox to Treat Migraines
Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Yael Halaas, offers injectables to her patients in the New York City area. For adults with chronic migraines (15 or more headache days a month) Dr. Halaas offers her patients BOTOX injections. MarketWire

Platinum Supplemental Insurance Recognizes Brandi Davis
Platinum Supplemental Insurance recently recognized the advancement of Brandi Davis of Saint Croix, Minn., to sales team leader. Davis started her Platinum sales career in January 2013. Her commitment and success identified her as an excellent candidate to lead a team of sales representatives selling Platinum products. MarketWire

Songa Offshore SE : Minutes from EGM
Reference is made to the notice of an extraordinary general meeting in Songa Offshore SE (the "Company") distributed on 26 November 2013 for approval, inter alia, of resolutions relating to the private placement of shares with gross proceeds of approximately USD 250 million and the convertible bond issue with gross proceeds of USD 150 million GlobeNewswire

Metso expands its industry leading global services center network with a new facility and larger services offering in the Southwest USA
Metso Corporation's press release on December 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Valmet Corporation's listing application approved
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 18, 2013 at 11.45 a.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Metso receives a repeat order for automation technology from Mondi's Ružomberok mill in Slovak Republic
Metso Corporation's press release on December 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. local time GlobeNewswire

SYGNIS Capital Increase oversubscribed at final Closing
SYGNIS AG /SYGNIS Capital Increase oversubscribed at final Closing. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Kitron signs agreement with Maquet
(2013-12-18) Kitron ASA has signed a general agreement for future business relations with Maquet Critical Care AB, part of Getinge Group. The agreement includes deliveries of mechanical and electronic-based products. GlobeNewswire

Alma Media to strengthen its financial position
Alma Media Corporation    Stock Exchange Release       18 December 2013 at 9:00 EET GlobeNewswire

Valartis Bank AG, Switzerland, decides not to participate in the US Tax Programme for Swiss Banks for the time being
Valartis Group AG /Valartis Bank AG, Switzerland, decides not to participate in the US Tax Programme for Swiss Banks for the time being . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Ossur Hf : Össur Reporting Calendar 2014
Announcement from Össur hf. No:26/2013Reykjavik, 18 December 2013 GlobeNewswire

Etisalat completes first phase of IT transformation
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Own investment based stock option plan to Okmetic management
OKMETIC OYJ STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE  18 DECEMBER 2013 AT 9.30 A.M. GlobeNewswire

Japan's KDDI selects Ericsson for LTE
KDDI has selected Ericsson as one of the prime vendors to deploy its LTE system and Evolved Packet Core network Ericsson selected for the first time by KDDI to implement a radio access network Leading Japanese operator KDDI has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERICSSON) as one of the prime vendors to deploy its LTE system and Evolved Packet Core network. GlobeNewswire

Yara invests in LPG vessels
Oslo (2013-12-18): Yara International ASA has entered into shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the construction and delivery of 2 mid-size LPG carriers with an expected cost per vessel of USD 51 million GlobeNewswire

4G from Telenor in over 100 Norwegian municipalities
(Fornebu, Norway - 18 December 2013) Telenor has now brought 4G to 100 municipalities and more than half of Norway's population now has 4G where they live. GlobeNewswire

RHJI Announces IPO of Remaining Stake in SigmaXYZ
Brussels, December 18, 2013 - RHJ International ("RHJI", "the Company") is announcing today that it has sold its remaining 10.9% stake in business consulting services company SigmaXYZ through an initial public offering ("IPO") on the Tokyo Stock Exchange ("TSE") GlobeNewswire

AkzoNobel to purchase annuities for US pension obligations
December 18, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Medigene's drug Veregen® launched in Norway and Sweden
Medigene AG /Medigene's drug Veregen® launched in Norway and Sweden. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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