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Ram Power, Corp. Announces Operational Update
Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce today the following project and corporate updates. MarketWire

First Financial Corporation Declares Semi-Annual Dividend
The directors of First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: THFF) have declared a semi-annual dividend of 48 cents per share payable on January 10, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 7, 2014. This declaration increases the total dividend paid in 2013 to 96 cents per share, a 1.1% increase from 2012. MarketWire

ValueVision Media to Present at Sidoti Micro-Cap Conference in New York City on Monday, January 13 at 11:20 a.m. ET
ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVTV), a multichannel electronic retailer operating as ShopHQ (, announced today that it will present at the Sidoti & Company Micro-Cap Conference on January 13, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Representing management will be Bob Ayd, President; William McGrath, EVP and CFO; and Carol Steinberg, COO. MarketWire

The New America High Income Fund, Inc. Declares Dividends
The New America High Income Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") (NYSE: HYB) announced today the following dividends to be paid on the Fund's common stock: MarketWire

Freddie Mac Prices $1 Billion Reopening of .875% Three-Year Reference Notes(R) Security
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announced today that it auctioned a $1 billion reopening of its .875% three-year USD Reference Notes® security that matures on October 14, 2016. The stop yield for the issue, CUSIP 3137EADS5, was .675%, priced at 100.555274. The bid-to-cover ratio was 3.78 to 1. MarketWire

Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data
Ellsworth Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: ECF) has released unaudited monthly portfolio data for November including asset allocation, representative holdings and other fund characteristics. MarketWire

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Releases Monthly Portfolio Data
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: BCV) has released unaudited monthly portfolio data for November including asset allocation, representative holdings and other fund characteristics. MarketWire

Horizon Pharma Reports Inducement Grants Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that on December 18, 2013 the Compensation Committee of its Board of Directors approved the grant of inducement stock options to purchase an aggregate of 88,800 shares of common stock to 22 new employees. MarketWire

Templeton Releases Closed-End Funds' Portfolio Allocation Updates
The Templeton closed-end Funds referenced below, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange, today released portfolio allocation updates containing the following information as of November 30, 2013: MarketWire

BMO Harris Financial Advisors Study: Financial Goals Will Account for More Than One-Third of All New Year's Resolutions

American Power Group Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Fiscal 2013 Results
In the news release, "American Power Group Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End Fiscal 2013 Results," issued earlier today by American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI), we are advised by the company that the subheadline should read "Fiscal 2013" rather than "Fiscal 2012" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Freddie Mac Announces $1 Billion Reopening of .875% Three-Year Reference Notes(R) Security
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announced today that it plans to launch a $1 billion reopening of its .875% three-year USD Reference Notes® security that matures on October 14, 2016. The issue will price today, Thursday, December 19, 2013, and will settle on Monday, December 23, 2013. MarketWire

Carlsbad, California, December 19, 2013 /Marketwired/ - Aurora Spine Corporation (TSXV: ASG) announced today the first surgical implant of the company's ZIP ULTRA(TM) Minimally Invasive Interspinous Implant in Germany. The surgery was performed at Kliniken des landkreises lorrach in Southwest Germany by Professor Pfieffer. GlobeNewswire

Glu Mobile Launches Deer Hunter® 2014 for Facebook
Glu Mobile Launches Deer Hunter® 2014 for FacebookThe #1 hunting game on mobile is now available in the Facebook App Center GlobeNewswire

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza & Levy Family Partners Announce Grand Opening of First Chicago Location
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza today announced that it will open its first Chicago location at 953 W. Belmont Avenue on Thursday, December 19. To celebrate the grand opening, Blaze Pizza will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas to its Facebook fans on Friday, December 20 from 10 am until midnight MarketWire

SeaBird Exploration Plc: SeaBird contract award
19 December, 2013, Limassol, Cyprus: GlobeNewswire

Eurocastle Declares a Dividend of €0.125 Per Ordinary Share for the Fourth Quarter 2013

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Appoints Adam Rogalski as Director of Advocacy and Policy Leadership
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) welcomes Adam Rogalski as the organization's new Director of Policy and Advocacy Leadership. In his new role, Adam focuses on district and state-level advocacy and legislative affairs, as well as school-level data and policy analysis. MarketWire

McCoy Sauna and Steam Is Now Helo Commercial
COKATO, MN--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Since 1964, McCoy Sauna & Steam has been a leader in commercial saunas and steam rooms, providing saunas and steam equipment to many NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB teams and training facilities, as well as numerous health clubs, universities, and military facilities across the country and around the world MarketWire

Sims Metal Management Accepts Holiday Lights for Recycling
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Sims Metal Management (ASX: SGM) (OTC: SMSMY), the world's largest metals and electronics recycler, announced they can accept all types of holiday lights for recycling this season. Both working and non-working incandescent or light emitting diode (LED) lights can be collected at your local Sims Metal Management facility. MarketWire

Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. and The Institute for Medical Leadership(R) Offer Chief of Staff Boot Camp(R)
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP), is a proud sponsor of The Institute for Medical Leadership's Chief of Staff Boot Camp® taking place on January 24-25, 2014 in Santa Monica, CA and on March 21-22, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. MarketWire

MLS Selects IMG Academy as Eastern Hub for 2014 MLS Preseason
BRADENTON, FL and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Major League Soccer (MLS) has selected IMG Academy as its Eastern hub for the 2014 preseason. MLS teams including the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, D.C MarketWire

Holmes Murphy(R) & Associates Names Jim Swift Director of Development Opportunities
DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Holmes Murphy & Associates' Chairman Jim Swift will move into a new role as director of development opportunities effective January 1, 2014, as part of the organization's planned leadership perpetuation strategy.  MarketWire

Texas High School Football Championships To Be Held At AT&T Stadium: 75% of 2A and Up Teams Play on Matrix Turf
ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Hellas Construction customers competing in this weekends University Interscholastic League Texas High School Football Championships make up 75% of the 2A and above brackets. All Hellas customers play on state of the art Matrix® Turf systems. Matrix turf is not only designed for high performance and playability but safety plays a key role MarketWire

Epilepsy Foundation Leads Project to Improve Understanding of Rare Epilepsies
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - A team led by the Epilepsy Foundation has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop and expand a health data network that will be part of PCORnet: the National Patient-Centered National Clinical Research Network MarketWire

Konica Minolta Launches bizhub Connector for Evernote App to bizhub MarketPlace
RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces the availability of the bizhub Connector for Evernote® app in the Konica Minolta bizhub® MarketPlace MarketWire

Severstal North America Appoints Director of Scrap and Metallics Procurement
DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Severstal North America, a leading steel producer in the U.S., has appointed Sanjeev Badola, Director, Scrap and Metallics Procurement, based in Dearborn, Mich. effective January 1, 2014. MarketWire

Propane Council of Texas Offers Business Fleet Incentive Program
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - The Propane Council of Texas -- a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner-burning, domestically produced propane -- is offering incentives to private Texas vehicle fleets that are new to propane autogas, the world's most widely-used alternative fuel. MarketWire

Oomba Inc. Appoints Ken Hubbard to Board of Directors
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Oomba Inc. ("Oomba" or "the Company"), a specialized social media company that is creating an interactive social network for tournaments, leagues, teams, athletes and gamers, announced today that Ken Hubbard, CEO of The Charity Golf Association (CGA), has joined its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Switch SUPERNAP Executive Slated as Keynote Speaker at StoryTech(TM) Impact! Conference
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Switch SUPERNAP Executive Vice President of Cloud and Keynote Presenter Jason Mendenhall will provide a view into the future of cloud-based entertainment at StoryTech Impact! Conference hosted within the 2014 International CES MarketWire

Amid National Slowdown in Rent Growth, Pockets of Solid Gains Remain
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Axiometrics Inc., the leading provider of apartment data and research, reported today that national annual effective rent growth, which has been moderating for most of the past two years, continued that trend in November, declining to a growth rate of 2.7% MarketWire

Tree Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
FRESNO, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - In a study published November 20, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine[1], researchers looked at the association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality among 76,464 women in the Nurses' Health Study and 42,498 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study MarketWire

Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. Releases 2013 Results
RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPXS), a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for Department of Defense applications, reported operating results for the year ended September 29, 2013. MarketWire

Sharecare Names Heaviest-Drinking Cities in America
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - 'Tis the season of holiday parties, New Year's Eve toasts and having a cold one while watching the Sunday game MarketWire

Ten Strauss Troy Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Super Lawyers(R) and Rising Stars(R)
CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Strauss Troy is proud to announce that five of its attorneys were recently named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers®. Cincinnati attorneys named are: Anthony Barlow, William Flynn, Erinn McKee Hannigan, R. Guy Taft and Richard Wayne. Mr. Wayne has the unique distinction of being named to this prestigious list for 11 consecutive years. MarketWire

Servant Systems Upgrades Franchise Software for Mr. Handyman
Servant Systems (, the Ann Arbor, MI franchise software development specialist, has launched a new software release for Mr. Handyman, the leading national handyman service franchise and member of the Service Brands International family of franchise companies. MarketWire

AIRSTAR Avenue Announces '2014 New Year Holidays Global Promotion' at Incheon International Airport
AIRSTAR Avenue (, the duty-free shopping space in the Incheon International Airport, will start a global sale promotion this winter for both foreign and Korean customers. MarketWire

Oak Valley Bancorp to Pay Cash Dividend
On December 17, 2013, the Board of Directors of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, declared the payment of a cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock to its shareholders of record at the close of business on January 6, 2014. The payment date will be January 21, 2014. MarketWire

Primero Closes Acquisition of Remaining 30.8% of Cerro Del Gallo
Primero Mining Corp. ("Primero" or the "Company") (TSX: P)(NYSE: PPP)(ASX: PPM) is pleased to announce the closing of its acquisition of the remaining 30.8% interest in its Cerro del Gallo development project from a subsidiary of Goldcorp Inc., as previously announced on November 6, 2013. MarketWire

Northern Gateway Decision Supports Oil Market Diversification
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers today welcomed the National Energy Board's joint review panel decision on the Alberta-B.C. Northern Gateway oil pipeline project. MarketWire

Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney Alex Lane Warns People to Drink Responsibly During Holiday Season
Alex Lane has been serving clients as an Arizona criminal defense attorney for years, and he has helped people who stood accused of many different crimes that have included drug charges, weapons charges, theft charges and DUI across Arizona. Mr MarketWire

Forbes Recognizes Limeade's Hiring Practices as Leading Example of Fostering Corporate Culture
Limeade, an enterprise engagement platform that focuses on performance, wellness and incentives to build high-performance workforces, has been designated as the highest rated company in Intrapreneurship by Brigham Young University's Entrepreneurship Center and By Monday, Inc., joint sponsors of the Intrapreneur Index study. MarketWire

Algeco Scotsman Enters Into Amended and Restated Revolving Syndicated Facility Agreement
Algeco/Scotsman Holding S.à r.l. (together with its subsidiaries, "Algeco Scotsman"), the leading global business services provider of modular space, secure portable storage solutions and remote workforce accommodations, today announced that certain of its U.S., Canadian, U.K MarketWire

Capaciti Networks Spreads Holiday Cheer With Free Wi-Fi
Capaciti Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Competitive Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: CCOP) (OTCBB: CCOP), today announced a free Wi-Fi offering to the Columbus, OH Central Business District. The initiative offers 30 minutes of free, high-speed Wi-Fi access to anyone who connects to Capaciti Networks' premier service through December 31, 2013. MarketWire

First American International Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2013 Results
First American International Corp. (the "Company"), the holding company for First American International Bank (the "Bank") provided the following selected financial data for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. MarketWire

Topspin Partners LBO Exits Hart Systems
Topspin Partners LBO ("Topspin"), a Long Island, NY-based private equity firm focused on the lower-middle market, has exited its investment in Hart Systems, LLC ("Hart"), the leading global provider of self-managed inventory counting services to retailers. MarketWire

Capaciti Networks Connects With Boingo and iPass
Capaciti Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Competitive Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: CCOP) (OTCBB: CCOP), today announced its affiliation with global Wi-Fi networks iPass and Boingo as a "roaming partner." MarketWire

Magellan Advises Santa Claus to Give Truckers a RoadMate(R) Commercial Truck GPS Unit This Year
Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, has sent a note to Santa Claus to deliver a RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS unit this year to every truck driver he visits MarketWire

Quantum and Lattus Object Storage Named "Storage Visions Award" Finalists
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that the company and its Lattus-M object storage solution have been named finalists for a 2014 Storage Visions Award, which honors excellence and innovation in media and entertainment technology, consumer electronics, computer applications and all aspects of digital storage MarketWire

Delrand Announces Election of Directors
Delrand Resources Limited ("Delrand" or the "Company") (TSX: DRN)(JSE: DRN) announces that the seven nominees listed in the Company's management information circular for the annual and special meeting of shareholders of the Company (the "Meeting") held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 were elected at the Meeting as directors of Delrand. The vote was conducted by a show of hands MarketWire

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. Announces $53.4 Million Equity Private Placement
Teekay Offshore GP LLC., the general partner of Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) (NYSE: TOO), announced today that it has agreed to issue 1.75 million common units in a private placement to an institutional investor for proceeds of approximately $53.4 million (excluding the Partnership's general partner's proportionate capital contribution) MarketWire

Michael Ironside Is the Voice of Tank Games in Tank Domination
Game Insight, a global leader in mobile and social games, has announced that veteran actor Michael Ironside ("Starship Troopers," "The Machinist," "X-Men: First Class") has been recruited as the new voice talent for the next chapter of tank games -- the new massively multiplayer game for iPad, Tank Domination. Mr MarketWire

Tallwave High Tide I Finalist Delivery-IT Wins Arizona Commerce Authority Innovation Challenge With Delivery Technology for the Retail Industry
Celebrating the success of one of its High Tide startup competition alum, Tallwave today announced that The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) selected Delivery-IT (formerly d.b.a. as a winner of the Fall 2013 Arizona Innovation Challenge MarketWire

70% of Retailers Fail to Use IT as a Strategic Differentiator, According to New Research Report From EKN
Technology is viewed as a strategic enabler for customer-centric retailing, driven by the need for deeper customer insights, omnichannel integration, enterprise mobility and a host of other priorities MarketWire

Korea Equity Fund, Inc. Declares $1.252 Long Term Capital Gains Distribution
Korea Equity Fund, Inc. (NYSE: KEF) (the "Fund") announced that it would make a long term capital gains distribution of $1.252 per share to shareholders of record on December 30, 2013. The ex-dividend date is December 26, 2013. MarketWire

Hospitality Technology Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Hotel Visionary Awards
Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to accept nominations for the 2014 Visionary Awards. The Visionary Awards seek to honor hotel companies for their outstanding achievement, vision and leadership in technological innovation. The submission deadline is January 24, 2014. MarketWire

Ecotech Institute Selected as a Top Military-Friendly School in Military Advanced Education's 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities
Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Ecotech Institute the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The guide is available in print and online at MarketWire

Bioheart Reports Update on CEO
Bioheart, Inc. (OTCQB: BHRT), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of autologous cell therapies, reports that Mike Tomas, president and CEO, underwent emergency surgery yesterday and is recovering well and on schedule. MarketWire

Redbox Proclaims 2013 the Year of Melissa McCarthy and Bruce Willis
Redbox, America's destination for entertainment, today announced its top 10 movie rentals of 2013 and the winners of the third annual Redbox® Movie Awards, offering a peek into America's movie preferences and living-room trends. MarketWire

Beemsterboer and Illinois Attorney General Cooperatively Agree on Next Steps for Dust Issues
Beemsterboer Slag Corp. and Illinois Attorney Lisa Madigan today cooperatively entered into an Agreed Order relating to dust issues surrounding the storage and handling of petroleum coke (petcoke) at one of the company's bulk storage facilities located along the Calumet River in Chicago. MarketWire

West Announces First-Quarter 2014 Dividend
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that its Board has approved the payment of a first-quarter 2014 cash dividend of $0.10 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 5, 2014 to shareholders of record on January 22, 2014. MarketWire

Ottawa, Ontario Hotel Rewards Meeting Planners With New iPad Mini
Even the most organized meeting planner needs a little help, and the Ottawa Marriott Hotel is thrilled to be able to offer just that. With its special iPad Mini promotion, organizers who host their event in the hotel's Ottawa meeting space will receive a helping hand in more ways than one. MarketWire

Downtown Vancouver Luxury Hotel Rewards Planners With iPad Mini
The work of a meeting planner isn't done after signing the dotted line. From organizing transportation to making sure the coffee never runs out, a planner's job is never done. The Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel is making it easier -- and more rewarding -- for those hosting a meeting or event in its Vancouver event space with a very special iPad Mini promotion. MarketWire

Hotel Sponsors Hospital Charity Blanket Drive in Lexington Park, MD
Huddling under a warm blanket in front of a crackling fireplace with hot cocoa in hand is a winter dream come true, but for many children, the holidays are spent in a hospital room with no gifts in sight. This holiday season, the TownePlace Suites Lexington Park Patuxent River Naval Air Station is teaming up with guests and the local community to collect brand-new blankets for kids at MedStar St MarketWire

American Realty Advisors Announces the Acquisition of 100 View in Downtown Mountain View
American Realty Advisors, a leading provider of commercial real estate investment management services for institutional investors, announced today the acquisition of 100 View @ Mountain View Station, a two-story office building in Downtown Mountain View, one of Silicon Valley's top submarkets. MarketWire

Travelers Get More of What They Love With Hilton Head Hotel Deals
Some might argue that a wintertime escape to sunny, sandy Hilton Head Island is in itself a reward. After all, with average winter temperatures hovering around the mid-60s, this year-round getaway looks especially appealing as the rest of the country battles snowstorms MarketWire

The True Life Companies Acquires 1.68 Acres of Waterfront on the Big Island of Hawaii
The True Life Companies (TTLC) has just closed escrow on 1.68 acres of waterfront property on the Big Island of Hawaii, approximately 20 minutes north of the Kona International Airport. MarketWire

Hotel in Bridgewater, NJ Offers Great Getaway for the Holidays
Looking for a great deal on a last-minute holiday getaway? The Bridgewater Marriott hotel is offering a package that treats guests to great meals and puts them close to the area's best shopping (just in case there are a few more items on that gift list). MarketWire

Experience Once-in-a-Lifetime New Year's Eve in Times Square
Ten...nine...eight... There's nothing more exciting than counting down to the New Year and watching the ball drop in New York City's bustling Times Square on New Year's Eve. Experience the ultimate New Year's Eve celebration at the New York Marriott Marquis with your choice of several epic parties. MarketWire

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Introduces Two Winter Packages for Escapes to the Sun
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain has introduced two new overnight vacation packages for this winter, each featuring a daily credit valid for dining and spa experiences at the famed golf, spa and adventure resort near Tucson MarketWire

CIO Magazine Tech Poll Reveals Momentum in Mobile App Investments
IDG's CIO -- the executive-level IT media brand providing insight into business technology leadership -- releases the CIO Magazine Tech Poll results for November 2013 (click to Tweet). According to the poll, a majority of IT leaders plan to increase IT spending in the next year across multiple edge technologies. MarketWire

In Less Time Closings LLC Costs Less
In Less Time Closings LLC, a facilitator of closing transactions exclusively for the timeshare industry, speeds up the title transfer process through a streamlined system. Under the direction of professionals with specialized knowledge of this niche business, the company accelerates the transfer process, saving owners from accruing more maintenance costs for timeshares they no longer need MarketWire

UPDATE: 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

Dresner Companies Hires Timothy Golomb as Executive Director, Strategic Business Development
Dresner Companies announced today that it has hired Timothy Golomb as Executive Director, Strategic Business Development. Mr. Golomb will support business development strategy, client engagement and advising clients for Dresner Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank, and Dresner Corporate Services, a leading strategic communications firm. MarketWire

Another "Best in Show" Company Named at 1st Pitch Life Science Event
Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA) announced today that Oculogica, Inc., a NYC-based medical device company, won "Best in Show" at MABA's 1st Pitch Life Science event on December 4th in New York, NY. Oculogica is developing unique eye tracking technology designed to assist in the diagnosis of concussive brain trauma MarketWire

Safer Shot, Inc. Announces Specialized Marketing Programs Focused on Public Safety for 2014
Safer Shot, Inc. (OTC Pink: SAFS) announced it is evaluating new marketing prospects with a special focus on public safety for public institutions such as government buildings, public schools and large public events utilizing the Safer Shot products which include the Bouncer, Safer Shot Bouncer M-11™ and the Safer Shot Mini™ MarketWire

Military Families Attend Thanksgiving Event
Lincoln Military Housing, an organization that is committed to the housing needs of those who serve our nation, sponsored a memorable and thoughtful Thanksgiving celebration for several military families in the San Diego area MarketWire

CalAmp Supplying HIMEX With Advanced Devices to Power Innovative Usage-Based Insurance Services
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today that it has begun supplying its advanced LMU-3000 family of wireless tracking/communications devices to HIMEX for use in that company's usage-based insurance (UBI) applications MarketWire

TIBCO Software Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Results
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended on November 30, 2013. MarketWire

Field Narrows to Eighteen Teams Competing for $30 Million Google Lunar XPRIZE
With just over two years to go until the deadline, the competition intensifies for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized competition ever offered. Eighteen privately funded teams now form the line-up in the race to soft-land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon before the December 31, 2015 deadline. MarketWire

Demartek Announces ISO 17025 Laboratory Accreditation
Demartek, an independent computer industry analyst firm with its own computer test lab, today announces that it has been awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation as an electrical testing laboratory. MarketWire

Phizzle Identifies Top 2014 Trends Focused on Fan-Centric Marketing Innovation for Digital Marketers
Phizzle, Inc., the fan-centric® marketing automation technology company, today announced the company's predictions for 2014. Major brands, be it in sports or retail, are beginning to show more mature digital mindsets. The past few years of experimentation have led towards major advancements and effective changes in brand-to-consumer mobile communications MarketWire

Sustainability Roundtable Inc. Names Bentall Kennedy as SBER Outstanding Landlord of 2013
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. ("SR Inc"), the leader in shared-cost research and consulting on best practices in more sustainable business, recognized Bentall Kennedy as the Sustainable Business & Enterprise Roundtable's (SBER) Outstanding Landlord of 2013 MarketWire Reports Fifth Consecutive Year of Revenue Growth; Company Posts Record 2013 Sales and Profits, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SEEK), an emerging leader in the vertical and Local search space, today announced its preliminary financial results for its full fiscal year ended November 30th, 2013. MarketWire

AMD to Report Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results on January 21, 2014
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will webcast its quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. PST to discuss the results of its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended December 28, 2013 MarketWire

Top Mobile Travel Apps for 2013: The List From Travel-Intel
Smartphone apps are proliferating so fast that by 2016 more than a billion apps will be available for download for everything from golfing with friends on your phone to launching sub-orbital spacecraft -- yup, there's an app for that. MarketWire

Condé Nast Traveler Releases 2014 Gold List
Condé Nast Traveler has named Bardessono Hotel and Spa as one of "511 Best Places On Earth" in their 2014 Gold List. MarketWire

Strategic Storage Trust Inc. to Install Rooftop Photovoltaic Panels in All Canadian Self-Storage Locations
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI), a public REIT targeting the self-storage market under the SmartStop® Self Storage brand name, has received contracts from the Ontario Power Authority's Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program to install solar panels on its three facilities in Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto by autumn 2014. MarketWire

Mobile-Forms Software Company Executive Joins Enterprise Mobility Network
Mi-Corporation is pleased to announce that our Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Gautham Pandiyan, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Enterprise Mobility Network, as an industry thought leader and contributor. MarketWire

Green Planet Group, Inc. Publishes Financial Statements
Green Planet Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: GNPG) an emerging leader in green technology announced that today, December 19, 2013, the Company will file with the OTC Pink Limited Information Tier unaudited financial statements for Fiscal Years ended March 31, 2012 and 2013 as well as its 2014 second fiscal quarter (9/30/13). After ceasing all operations of GNPG's temporary staffing company, Lumea Inc MarketWire

Rand Notes Completion of Rheonix, Inc. $14 Million Financing Led by Rand Capital and Cayuga Ventures
Rand Capital Corporation ( (NASDAQ: RAND), a Buffalo, New York based Business Development Company (BDC) and Small Business Investment Company (SBIC), notes that it has co-led a $14 million financing of Rheonix, Inc., (Ithaca, NY) ( The Rheonix press release can be seen at MarketWire

UIC Technical Services/Bowhead Adds Michele Rambo as Senior Director of Financial Strategy/CFO
Government contractor UIC Technical Services, LLC (UICTS) and its Bowhead subsidiaries (commonly known as Bowhead) are pleased to announce the addition of Michele Rambo as the company's new Senior Director of Financial Strategy / CFO. Michele brings nearly 25 years of experience in Accounting & Finance and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems MarketWire

President Bill Clinton to Receive Inaugural Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award January 24, 2014
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Joe DiMaggio's birth, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital will be presenting the first ever Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award. This award will be given to that individual who represents the highest of values for which Joe DiMaggio stood. MarketWire

American River Bank Announces the Resignation of Chief Credit Officer
American River Bankshares (NASDAQ: AMRB) today announced that Robert H. Muttera, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, will resign from the Company and its subsidiary American River Bank effective January 16, 2014 to pursue other business interests. MarketWire

SEI Boosts Presence in Variable Annuity Market With Jefferson National Deal
SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today announced that it has been selected to provide its range of leading asset allocation solutions for Jefferson National's Monument Advisor, the industry's first and only Flat-Fee Variable Annuity (VA).(1) MarketWire

Top 10 Las Vegas New Year's Eve Party Spots Presented by
Where better to spend New Year's Eve and ring in 2014 than in Las Vegas -- it's the Entertainment Capital of the World, after all. Find the best parties and hottest performances to start the new year right with tons of energy and the biggest and best names in Las Vegas. MarketWire

Kona Grill Now Open in The Woodlands, Texas
Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in The Woodlands, Texas on December 18, 2013. MarketWire

Wood Partners Begins Construction on $60 Million 304-Unit Apartment Community in Germantown, Maryland
Wood Partners, one of the nation's most active multifamily developers, has broken ground on Alta Liberty Mill, a $60 million 304-unit apartment community with 11,900 square feet of commercial space directly across Germantown Road from the Germantown MARC commuter rail station. MarketWire

Oracle Named a 2013 Customer Experience Excellence Award Winner by Temkin Group
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) MarketWire

Focus Gold Announces New Business Roll-Up
Focus Gold Corp. (OTCQB: FGLD) today announced that it has begun to implement its planned roll-up of accounts receivable management companies and has formed two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Focus Gold Financial Corp., which will focus on the retail collections market, and Focus Gold Commercial Resolution, which will focus on the commercial recovery market MarketWire

Megadyne and Yankee Alliance Announce Expanded Agreement
Megadyne Medical Products, a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of electrosurgical products, has signed an extended two and half-year agreement to offer electrosurgical equipment and accessories to Yankee Alliance's over 15,000 members, including 159 member hospitals, 765 surgery centers nationwide. Megadyne has been a valued contracted supplier with Yankee Alliance since 2007. MarketWire

Technology Credit Union Continues to Build Commercial Loan Portfolio With $10 Million Mixed-Used Property Loan
Technology Credit Union (Tech CU) is ending 2013 as formidably as it began: with strong loan growth in its commercial real estate loan portfolio. The San Francisco Bay Area credit union recently closed a $10 million commercial real estate loan to Pelio & Associates, providing long-term financing for the Los Gatos Motor Inn located on Los Gatos-Saratoga Road. MarketWire

GreenShareCar Selects Metavera's Car Sharing Platform as Core Technology for Its Rapidly Expanding Car Sharing Business
Metavera (Toronto, ON, Canada) and its Car Sharing Platform have been selected by GreenShareCar (Melbourne, VIC, Australia) to underpin the expansion of the car sharing provider's business and its entry into new markets. MarketWire

Don't Limit Yourself to Sights Above Ground, a Whole World Waits Beneath Branson
Hotels worth their salt, like Marriott, can point you to the best places for spelunking while you're visiting the Ozarks. Start with this great resource infographic by Marriott, and you'll be ready to explore the treasures beneath Branson. MarketWire

American Petro-Hunter Announces Drilling Permit Approved by K.C.C. for Mississippi-Osage Horizontal Oil Well in Rice County, Kansas
American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") today is pleased to announce that the Company has received approval and drilling permit from the Kansas Corporation Commission for the drilling of the Conner 28H # 1 ("Conner 1") MarketWire

TransUnion Survey Finds Almost Half of Canadians Resolve to Get Financially Fit in 2014
With only a week until Christmas, many consumers are still out buying and wrapping gifts for loved ones, but TransUnion finds almost half of Canadians are already looking ahead to 2014 and to achieving their financial resolutions in the New Year. MarketWire

TransUnion Survey Finds Almost Four out of Ten Americans Resolve to Get Financially Fit in 2014
With only a week until Christmas, many consumers are still out buying and wrapping gifts for loved ones, but TransUnion finds almost half of Americans are already looking ahead to 2014 and to achieving their financial resolutions in the New Year. MarketWire

Symons Says: 2014 Storage Industry Predictions From Gridstore CEO
Data continues to grow exponentially and a plethora of data storage innovations have hit the market. With the wide variety of technologies and marketing messages, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to evaluate the myriad of product choices and make strategic purchasing decisions MarketWire

Sitestar Announces Online Shareholder Chat
Sitestar Corporation (OTCQB: SYTE), a real estate redeveloper, property management and Internet technology company, announced today that it will conduct an online discussion to update its shareholders regarding its last financial results and where the real estate and Internet divisions are today MarketWire

BMO Harris Bank Partners With Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago to Finance 24 Affordable Housing Projects
BMO Harris Bank today announced it has been awarded grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC) for 24 affordable housing projects. MarketWire

InsideView Named CODiE Award Finalist for Best Lead Generation Solution
InsideView®, Inc. was named an SIIA CODiE Awards finalist in the Best Lead Generation Solution category. The award is further recognition that InsideView CRM Intelligence solutions are critical to the success of sales and marketing teams MarketWire

George Risk Industries, Inc. Second Quarter Results
George Risk Industries, Inc., (OTCQB: RSKIA) a leading manufacturer of products in the security industry, presented net sales for the quarter ended October 31, 2013, to be $2,920,000, which is an increase of 13.66% from the corresponding quarter last year. Year-to-date sales were $5,590,000 at October 31, 2013, which is a 9.37% increase from the same period last year MarketWire

Welocalize First English-Speaking Language Services Provider to Qualify for Across Accreditation
Welocalize, a global leader in translation and localization solutions, is the first English-speaking Language Service Provider (LSP) to qualify for the "Across Certified" distinction. Germany-based Across Systems GmbH is the manufacturer of the Across Language Server, a software platform for corporate language resources and translation processes. MarketWire

NuVasive(R) Further Strengthens Leadership Team in Europe
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 continued expansion of the Company's Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) leadership team, which will champion the Company's market share-taking strategy across Europe. MarketWire

TiVo Research and Analytics Presents Its 2013 Year in Review
TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc. (TRA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), today announced its 2013 year in review results. From television's top five moments to the most successful creative advertising campaigns, this report offers a comprehensive look at what resonated with TiVo viewers based on our syndicated ratings service MarketWire

Premier Beverage Group Announces Delivery of OSO Natural Energy Beverages and Business Update
On December 19, 2013, Premier Beverage Group Corp. (OTC Pink: PBGC) released a letter to shareholders from its President, Fouad Kallamni. The complete text of Mr. Kallamni's letter follows: MarketWire

PR 20/20's Marketing Score Report Reveals How Gaps in Talent, Technology, and Strategy Impact Performance
Key performance indicator (KPI) weaknesses at every stage of the marketing funnel affect the ability of organizations to achieve business goals, according to a study released by PR 20/20. The 2014 Marketing Score Report takes an inside look at how 318 professionals rate their organizations across more than 130 factors. MarketWire

BMO Global Asset Management Launches Frontier Markets Equity Fund
BMO Global Asset Management announced today the addition of the BMO Lloyd George Frontier Markets Equity Fund. The new Fund will be managed by Lloyd George Management (LGM), a part of BMO Global Asset Management and a long time investor in Asian and Global Emerging Markets. MarketWire

The FIDO Alliance Announces FIDO Ready(TM) Certification and Authentication Products on Display at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show
CES -- The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance (, an industry consortium revolutionizing online authentication with the first standards-based specifications, today announced a FIDO Ready™ Certification program MarketWire

Uniquify and HashFast Announce Working Silicon for Bitcoin Mining Chip at TSMC 28HPM Process Node
Uniquify ( and HashFast Technologies ( today confirmed that first silicon of HashFast's Golden Nonce bitcoin mining application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is working and exceeding expectations after completing TSMC fabrication at the leading-edge 28HPM process node. MarketWire

Zephyr Real Estate Sponsors High School Field Trip
Zephyr Real Estate's award-winning website includes dozens of videos of San Francisco's 89 distinctive neighborhoods. This valuable resource has been used by multitudes of homebuyers as well as other websites, such as, and now it's being used in a new way in the classroom. MarketWire

GoodData Announces Divyasmita Ghatak as Chief People Officer
GoodData®, the leader in cloud business intelligence, today announced the addition of Divyasmita Ghatak as Chief People Officer. Ghatak brings extensive leadership experience developing strategic people operations for diverse global businesses, with a special focus on employee engagement, talent and leadership development, corporate culture and organizational collaboration. MarketWire

USDM Life Sciences Hires FDA's Unique Device Identification Architect, Jay Crowley as Vice President of UDI Practice
USDM Life Sciences, a leading global regulatory consulting firm in the life sciences industry, hires Jay Crowley as Vice President of the Unique Device Identification (UDI) practice. MarketWire

Golden Gate University's 14 Tips for 2014's Entrepreneurs
All indicators suggest that the Bay Area's start-up fever will extend into 2014, prompting faculty at Golden Gate University's Ageno School of Business to offer 14 tips to help new businesses go from "great idea" to IPO. MarketWire

Denver Web Developer Neon Rain Helps Raise $145,000 for CASA
CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Adams County has volunteers who serve as advocates for children in the foster home system. Neon Rain, a Denver web development firm, has provided assistance to this organization for many years, and this year they were one of various businesses and donors that helped raise more than $145,000 to assist the organization MarketWire

Advisors From Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney Designated as Premier Advisors by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices
Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney (SBSB) today announced that five of its financial advisors have been recognized as National Premier Advisors by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices (NABCAP). MarketWire

Leading Researchers Urge FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes Lightly
With the FDA still delaying announcing their plans for e-cigarette regulation, a group of researchers and public health experts has offered support to a letter to the regulator compiled by a leading e-cigarette website MarketWire

Twentyseven Global Selected for Thinking Bigger Business Media's 25 Under 25(R) Award
Twentyseven Global, a mobile application and software development firm, was recently selected by Thinking Bigger Business Media to be a recipient of its 25 Under 25® Award. This is a prestigious award that honors the best 25 Kansas City area businesses with under 25 employees. MarketWire

Diverging Homebuyer Affordability
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) released today its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for December showing that housing affordability is being challenged as we close out the year. An interactive affordability map showing the effects rising mortgage rates have on local markets is available, as well as a short preview video and the complete December 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook. MarketWire

DataSift Unlocks Data Access to World's Second Largest Economy With Sina Weibo
DataSift, the platform that powers the social economy, announced today the addition of Sina Weibo (NASDAQ: SINA) as a new data source, further enhancing the ability of brands, agencies and social tech companies to curate and extract value from social data MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology Extends 159 PUL-SI Snap-In Power Aluminum Capacitors With Rated Voltage to 500 V at +105 Deg. C
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended its 159 PUL-SI series of snap-in power aluminum capacitors to a high rated voltage of 500 V at +105 degrees C. Designed for solar PV inverters, industrial motor controls, and power supplies, the enhanced devices feature a long useful life, high ripple current to 2.80 A and +105 degrees C, and max MarketWire

eXelate Expands Global Data Coverage Through Strategic Partnership With French Company SirData
eXelate, the leading smart data and analytics engine powering smarter digital marketing decisions, today announced the forging of an alliance with a leading French audience targeting data provider, SirData MarketWire

Adventurous Vacations That Families Love
While camping can be a lot of fun, if you want your kids to love the woods as much as you do, ease them in with day hikes offset by the comforts of family-friendly hotels. A good night's sleep increases everyone's enthusiasm for something new. This travel guide by Marriott suggests hotels with easy access to some of the best hiking trails in the country. MarketWire

Club Resort Intervals Announces its 25 Days of Christmas Sale
Club Resort Intervals is a leading vacation provider that is excited to announce its 25 days of Christmas Sale for members to take advantage of. GlobeNewswire

Global Travel Network Makes a Generous Donation to the American Heart Association
Global Travel Network is a leading vacation provider that believes in donating to several charitable causes including the American Heart Association. GlobeNewswire

US Tax Program
Bellevue Group AG /US Tax Program. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

KBC Group: Yinren Group acquires Antwerp Diamond Bank from KBC
Press Release KBC -Outside trading hours - Regulated information* GlobeNewswire

Leasinvest Real Estate SCA: Canal Logistics let for 100% and becomes more sustainable thanks to the installation of solar panels
Orchestra-Prémaman SA leases 5,550 m² in Canal Logistics Brussels as of 4 December 2013 for an 8-year period, resulting in the site of nearly 50,000 m² being let for 100% GlobeNewswire

Avagenesis Corp. (TSXV:VVA) Started Trading on the TSX Venture Exchange Following Approval of its Qualifying Transaction with CPC "Westshire Capital" - Video News Alert on
Vancouver, British Columbia, December 19, 2013 - Avagenesis Corp. (TSXV:VVA) has started trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, following approval of its qualifying transaction with Capital Pool Company "Westshire Capital" GlobeNewswire

KBC Group: Results of the capital increase for the employees of KBC Group NV and effects on the transparency obligations
Press releaseOutside trading hours - Regulated information* GlobeNewswire

Veidekke ASA : Veidekke signs major contract with Oslo Airport
Veidekke Entreprenør today signed a contract with Oslo Lufthavn AS to provide aircraft stands and technical infrastructure around the new pier at the main airport. The value of the contract is approximately NOK 370 million excluding VAT. GlobeNewswire

Mobistar: Mobistar secures financing facility to continue investments in its network
Brussels, 19 December 2013 - Today, Mobistar announces it has secured a 120 million euros revolving credit facility amortizable over a three year period. The newly agreed credit line with Atlas Services Belgium S.A. allows for a total of 120 million euros to be drawn GlobeNewswire

KBC Group: KBC closes deal to sell KBC Banka (Serbia)
Press release GlobeNewswire

Orion Corporation signs license agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the development and commercialization of its novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Parks Associates: Networked Medical Devices to Exceed 14 Million Unit Sales in 2018
New digital health research from Parks Associates predicts U.S. unit sales of networked medical devices will exceed 14 million units by 2018, more than five times the sales from 2012 MarketWire

Increase Brand Awareness in 2014 With Customized Promotional Products From EmbroidMe
EmbroidMe's customized promotional products can jumpstart your business relationships into the New Year. With a diverse selection of over 800,000 products to choose from, there's a customizable promotional product for you and your client. MarketWire

/CORRECTION - Freddie Mac Announces $1 Billion Reopening of .875% Three-Year Reference Notes(R) Security
In the news release, "Freddie Mac Announces $1 Billion Reopening of .875% Three-Year Reference Notes® Security," issued earlier today by Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC), we are advised by the company that the 3rd sentence of the 2nd paragraph should read "$4.5 billion" rather than "$2.5 billion" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

TruStone Financial Receives 2014 CSO40 Award From IDG's CSO Magazine
TruStone Financial Federal Credit Union has been named an honoree of a 2014 CSO40 Award from International Data Group's CSO magazine. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon a select group of organizations that have demonstrated their security projects/initiatives have created outstanding business value and thought leadership for their companies. MarketWire

John Ryan Confirmed as National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's President and CEO
ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - The full Board of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children unanimously confirmed John Ryan as president and CEO. Ryan was previously elected CEO of NCMEC in June 2012 after serving more than 12 years on its board, most recently as chairman. MarketWire

Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. and the Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation Announce a Major Agreement Regarding Mercury Emission Patents
Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. (OTCQB: MEEC) and the Energy & Environmental Research Center Foundation (EERCF) today announce that they have signed 'Amendment 4' to their exclusive Licensing Agreement, which provides MEEC two new patents and two new patent applications in mercury emissions control MarketWire

SmartMetric Says the Time Has Come for Biometric Protected Credit and Debit Cards
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today from NEW YORK, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said the SmartMetric biometric card with a self powered in card fingerprint reader is a technology solution using the power of biometrics to protect the public and merchant alike from credit card fraud MarketWire

Planning for Success: PageUp People CEO Shares Insight Into 2014 HR Trends
As 2013 draws to a close, HR professionals and business executives are thinking about what 2014 will have in store. Talent management technology leader, PageUp People, works closely with organizations to ensure they remain competitive by attracting and nurturing qualified talent. MarketWire

City of Alexandria and Arlington County, VA Extend Agreement With Covanta Alexandria/Arlington Inc. Through 2038
Covanta Alexandria/Arlington Inc., owner and operator of the Alexandria/Arlington Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Facility, today announced that the City of Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia have exercised an extension option on their waste disposal and service agreement with the company MarketWire

Existing-Home Sales Decline in November, but Strong Price Gains Continue
Existing-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. MarketWire

Infusion's Smart Designs and Advanced Technology Are Revolutionizing the Modern Retail Experience
Leading retailers from around the world have partnered with Infusion to transform traditional brick and mortar experiences to engage and delight consumers MarketWire

Mindbloom Inspires Happiness With New MOMENTUM App for iOS, Android and Windows
Interactive wellness company Mindbloom ( today announced MOMENTUM, a new happiness achievement app for iOS, Android and Windows MarketWire

Epazz's K9 Bytes Subsidiary Launches E-Commerce Website and the Future Home for K9Bytes Cloud Services
Epazz, Inc. (OTCQB: EPAZ), a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary K9 Bytes Doubles Sales in November compared to October. K9Bytes launches e-commerce website. will be the website for K9 Bytes Cloud service coming in February 2014 MarketWire

Z-Wave Alliance Extends International Footprint and Market Milestones for Next Gen Z-Wave
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies that oversees Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem for wireless control products and services, completed a round of international activities that extends Z-Wave's position as the world's leading wireless control technology MarketWire

Pertino Joins Open Networking Foundation to Promote Adoption of SDN Northbound Interface
Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the cloud era, today announced its membership in the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). ONF is a user-driven organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards development MarketWire

Daptiv Survey Finds Continued Reliance on Spreadsheets to Manage Large Projects, and Lack of Preparedness for BYOD Influx
Daptiv, the leader in on-demand project portfolio management software, today announced the findings of a survey it conducted at the PMXPO Conference earlier this year MarketWire

Free KPI Business Dashboard Service Launched
Xeo Software launched a new free service in response to requests by Texas CEOs who need to track and present Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to colleagues and stakeholders. Called Business Dashboard by Xeo, the new service is a fast way for executives to track month-to-month details of any KPI that is critical to the organization, such as sales, service calls, miles traveled, website hits, etc MarketWire

Hotel in Munich Celebrates Expanded Dining Space With Innovative New Breakfast
Guests at the Munich Marriott Hotel have grown accustomed to enjoying a taste of modern luxury during their stay. Between the plush guest rooms and gastronomically inventive restaurants, the property stands out among other hotels near the Allianz Arena as much for its accommodations as for its amenities MarketWire

Grand Parade of International New Year's Eve Parties Set Inside Luxury Bucharest Hotel
Celebrate New Year's Eve in one of the premier 5-star hotels in Bucharest, Romania where sophisticated fun, fine food, explosive fireworks and electrifying music will set the stage for greeting 2014 in style. MarketWire

SEI Releases Research on Pension Accounting Disclosure Assumptions for 2014
An annual pension accounting research study released by SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) today found that while plan sponsors were increasingly conservative by selecting lower discount rates for valuing pension liabilities last year, the rates are increasing for 2013 MarketWire

Alteva's ACE Program and YSC Academy Partner to Fund Academic Scholarships and Foster a Passion for Learning
Alteva (NYSE MKT: ALTV), a premier provider of hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), announces YSC Academy, an 8-12 grade college preparatory soccer high school for motivated student-athletes, is the newest partner to join Alteva's Continuing Endowment (ACE) Program MarketWire

Freddie Mac Expands First Look Period to 20 Days for Homebuyers, Nonprofits to Buy Homesteps(R) Homes Without Investor Competition
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced homebuyers looking to buy a primary residence or second home now have 20 days under the HomeSteps First Look Initiative to submit offers on new HomeSteps' listings free from investor competition. Previously, the First Look period ended after 15 days. The longer 20-day First Look period took effect for new listings on December 17th, 2013 MarketWire

Empire State Housing Market Momentum Continues Into November
The Empire State's November housing market posted a 4.8-percent increase in closed sales compared to a year ago, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The strong buyer activity also drove a 9-percent growth in the median sales price compared to November 2012. MarketWire

Fixed Mortgage Rates Inch Up Slightly
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates rising slightly from last week following positive news for housing starts and building permits. MarketWire

Intent to proceed with N23/Westfrisiaweg pre-award phase with Heijmans
Heijmans today received notice of the Province of Noord-Holland's intent to initiate the pre-award phase for the N23 Provincial Road/Westfrisiaweg project. The pre-award phase precedes the final award phase in which the targeted contractor further specifies and supports his proposal and plans GlobeNewswire

MagForce AG Installs NanoActivator® at the Kiel University Hospital
MagForce AG /MagForce AG Installs NanoActivator® at the Kiel University Hospital. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Basware expands cooperation with the largest invoice sender in Finland by delivering e-invoicing service to cover all of their outbound invoicing
Basware Corporation Stock Exchange Release, December 19, 2013 at 16:50 GlobeNewswire

Profit Planners Management and BMA Ministries International Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Develop Organic Farmlands
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Profit Planners Management, Inc. (OTCQB: PPMT) wholly owned subsidiary, Organic Innovations, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BMA Ministries International, Inc. (BMA) to develop over one million acres of organic farmlands. MarketWire

New Language Regarding Addiction Aims to Reduce Stigma and Blame
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Timberline Knolls, a leading residential treatment center for women and adolescent girls struggling with addiction, eating disorders, trauma and other co-occurring disorders, applauds the recent White House summit on drug policy reform and the recommendations to change the language used to describe addiction. MarketWire

InvestView, Inc. Announces 7 Minute Investor Performance
InvestView, Inc. (OTCQB: INVU) ("InvestView") -- InvestView, Inc. is proud to announce the year to date performance of its newest subscription product: 7 Minute Investor. MarketWire

Taglich Brothers Initiates Coverage of Air Industries Group, Inc.
Taglich Brothers, Inc. announces it has initiated coverage of Air Industries Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AIRI). MarketWire

PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio Recognized with William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today the PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio (BKLN) received the William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Product of the Year. Listed on March 3, 2011, BKLN represents the first and largest floating-rate senior loan ETF available to US investors having recently surpassed $6 MarketWire

Yieldex Wraps Up 2013 With 1.5 Trillion Impressions
Yieldex, the leading provider of inventory and revenue management solutions for digital publishers, today announced that 1.5 trillion ad impressions have been analyzed via the YieldEdge platform this year, demonstrating that companies are increasing their investment and reliance on big data analytics to grow their businesses. MarketWire

Golden Age Resources Inc. Retains Morningstar Corporate Communications
Golden Age Resources Inc., (OTC Pink: GDAR) announced that it has retained Morningstar Corporate Communications to provide the company with investor and public relations related services. GDAR expects that Morningstar will assist in generating the required investor and public attention required to achieve their business goals. MarketWire

CubeSmart Announces 18% Increase in Quarterly Common Dividend
CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities, today announced that its Board of Trustees declared a quarterly dividend of $0.13 per common share for the period ending December 31, 2013. The dividend is payable on January 15, 2014 to common shareholders of record on January 2, 2014 MarketWire

Mindpix (MPIX) Adds Social Commerce to Multi-Platform Media Services Offering
Mindpix Corporation (OTC Pink: MPIX) ("Mindpix" or the "Company"), a technology driven media services and entertainment company focused on owning, creating and managing multi-platform music/entertainment, sports and U.S. Hispanic media properties, today announced that it has entered into an LOI for an exclusive global licensing agreement with PayMeOn, Inc MarketWire

BEDAT & Co GENEVE Announces 2013 WIN Award Winners
The Women's Image Network, (WIN) presented WIN Awards in 15 categories at the organization's annual presentation, held on Wednesday evening, December 11 at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club. BEDAT & Co GENEVE, the Official Luxury Watch sponsor for the event, was represented by its brand Ambassador recognised as Bedat's "Woman of Substance", Yolanda Foster MarketWire

Decision Diagnostics Closes $12.5 Million (Non-Dilutive) Credit Facility With Division of Platinum Credit Management
Decision Diagnostics Corp. (OTCBB: DECN) the exclusive worldwide sales, service and regulatory processes agent for the popular Shasta GenStrip™, the unique Green Glucose Test Strip, specifically designed to work with the Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE: JNJ) LifeScan Ultra family of glucose testing meters, today announced that that the Company has closed its agreement for a $12 MarketWire

Alkaline Water Co. Continues Eastward Representation With Blackford Brokerage -- A Member of Beacon United(R)
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (OTCBB: WTER) (the "Company"), developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process, packaged and sold in 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is pleased to announce entry into a representation agreement with Kansas based Blackford Brokerage ( MarketWire

University of California San Diego and John Muir Medical Center Initiated Treating Patients for Colon and Lung Cancer Utilizing IsoRay's Cesium-131 Seeded Mesh
IsoRay Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR) (, a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications, today announced it has two new medical centers using its sutured seeds in mesh to treat colon and lung cancers. MarketWire

Metso's Board of Directors decides to continue the long-term incentive plan for senior management
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 19, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. local timeMetso's Board of Directors has decided to continue the share-based incentive plan approved in December 2011. The target group of the plan is the senior management of Metso and future Valmet GlobeNewswire

Chanticleer Holdings Files Joint Status Report Regarding Mediation
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, today announced that the Company through its counsel, Stanley Wakshlag of Kenny Nachwalter, P.A MarketWire

Sims Recycling Solutions Ranks Among Top Los Angeles Environmental Firms
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, is ranked the seventh largest environmental firm in Los Angeles County. The list, released by the Los Angeles Business Journal, uses the number of employees within Los Angeles County to determine the top 25 environmental companies in the area MarketWire

New Mexico Makes Big Impact With Social Media Campaign to Urge Health Insurance Enrollment
ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - When it comes to a state Exchange doing something right in terms of social media, look no further than the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX). While the state is not the only state with an Exchange to leverage social platforms to educate and connect with the public, it is clearly doing something right MarketWire

Graffiti Artist Erik Wahl's UNthink Selected as 2013 Business Book of the Year
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Business book connoisseurs 800-CEO-READ have announced that renowned graffiti artist Erik Wahl's book UNthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius from Crown Business has been selected as the business book of the year in the "Innovation & Creativity" category MarketWire

CSA Group Expands Its One-Stop Medical Services in Korea Through Alliance With KIMDA

Nitro Petroleum Inc.: News on Elmo #2
Nitro Petroleum Inc. (OTCBB: NTRO) has just attained a Working Interest in a well named the Elmo #2 with a proposed spud date of 1-8-2014. The well is located in the W/2 of the SE of the SW/4 of Section 8-T16N-R2E in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. The well is a shallow venture with the target formation being the Osage-Layton Sand with a proposed drilling depth of 3,600' MarketWire

Pretty Little Liars and Ravenswood Star Tyler Blackburn Gets "Exposed" in Naked Campaign
Editor's Note: There is a photo associated with this release. MarketWire

LiL Marc, Inc. Launching Aggressive Marketing Campaign for Its Flagship Product
LiL Marc, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Plains Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: GTPH), is pleased to announce it has received new inventory. Aggressive marketing plans will begin immediately. MarketWire

Socialware Names Ken Naumann as New CEO
Socialware, the leading social business solution provider for regulated industries, today announced that Ken Naumann has joined the firm as Chief Executive Officer. Naumann, who brings extensive experience growing enterprise software companies throughout his career, replaces former CEO Chad Bockius who will continue to serve in an advisory role to Socialware's board. MarketWire

Garden Genie Wins Global Startup Battle E-Commerce Circle, Showing Democratization of Retail Is Alive and Well
Bigcommerce, the fastest growing e-commerce platform for businesses of all sizes, today announced Garden Genie has been selected as the winner of the first ever E-Commerce Circle for the fourth annual Global Startup Battle (GSB) MarketWire

Fuhu's nabi 2 Gets Google Play
Fuhu, Inc., creator of the award-winning nabi tablet, proudly announces today that Google Mobile Services is now available for nabi 2 via an Over-The-Air update. nabi 2 users now have access to Google Play and 17 other Google apps including Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, and Google Messenger MarketWire

Co-Signer, Inc. Appoints Marketing and Management Executive as CEO
Co-Signer, Inc. (OTCQB: COSR), announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Kurtis Kramarenko as the new CEO effective December 16, 2013. Mr. Kramarenko, 51, is an accomplished businessman whose career has spanned several business sectors, primarily the financial and pharmaceutical industries. As diverse as his career has been, Mr MarketWire

Vista Sees Revenue Growth of 35 Percent, Positive Net Income in 2014
Vista International Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: VVIT), a pioneer in efficient waste-to-energy (WTE) technology, is pleased to give investors an update on its revenue and income expectations for the fourth quarter of 2013 and full year 2014. MarketWire

ePunk Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Blink Technologies, Inc.
ePunk, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PUNK) today announced that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Blink Technologies, an emerging technology marketing and development company based in Silicon Valley, focused on bringing consumer products and solutions to market that enhance communications, entertainment and lifestyle activities. MarketWire

Wave to Complete $1.2 Million Stock Offering
Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) today announced that it is selling to investors 1,253,351 shares of its Class A common stock at a price of $0.9725 per share, yielding gross proceeds of approximately $1,218,885. Investors in the offering will also receive five-year warrants to purchase an aggregate of 626,674 shares of Wave's Class A common stock for $0.91 per share MarketWire

Dimmable LED Driver From Supertex Provides a Low Cost Driver Solution for Dimmable LED Light Bulbs/Tubes
Supertex (NASDAQ: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced PS30, a constant frequency (67kHz), constant duty cycle LED driver optimized for dimmable off-line LED bulb/tube applications, providing high power factor correction (PFC) MarketWire

PNI Sensor Introduces Highest-Performance Geomagnetic Sensor for Consumer Applications
PNI Sensor (PNI), a leader in magnetic sensing and sensor fusion technologies, today introduced the RM3100™, the highest-performance geomagnetic sensor in its class. MarketWire Names 7 Managed Service Provider (MSP) Cloud Backup "Non-Predictions" for 2014, enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solutions provider, today announced seven "non-predictions" and top five trends that managed service providers (MSPs) can look forward to as 2014 approaches. MarketWire

ERP Survey Unveils Barriers for High-Tech Manufacturers

PlaceIQ Partners With TRUSTe to Enhance Existing Consumer Privacy Protection
PlaceIQ, the company building more accurate audiences with location, time and real-world behavior, today announced that its patented audience insights technology is linked with TRUSTed Ads, part of the TRUSTe Data Privacy Management Platform MarketWire

36.5 Million Americans Would Be Unable to Wake Up on Time Without Smartphone Apps
Apigee, a technology company that helps businesses become leaders in today's mobile world, today released the findings of its "2013 Digital Impact Survey." The survey of 1,000 smartphone-owners in the U.S. explored how apps are changing day-to-day behaviors and how consumers expect technological changes on the horizon to affect them MarketWire

Resource America, Inc. Closes Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT Offering
Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI) (the "Company") announced today that it has successfully closed the public offering of Resource Real Estate Opportunity REIT, Inc. (the "Opportunity REIT"), a publicly registered non-traded REIT, managed by Resource Real Estate, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company MarketWire

O'Charley's Expands Leadership Team During Continued Time of Rejuvenation and Investment
American Blue Ribbon Holdings today announced the hiring of three strategic leadership positions at O'Charley's during a continued time of investment and resurgence for the classic casual dining brand MarketWire

Frontier Beverage Company Subsidiary Plans Additional Signings in 2014
Frontier Beverage Company Inc., (OTCQB: FBEC) subsidiary 22 Social Club Productions Inc. announced today that it plans to sign additional joint ventures, partnerships and acquisitions through 2014. MarketWire

Metso lowers its EBITA guidance for the Pulp, Paper and Power segment (to be transferred to Valmet) for 2013
Metso Corporation's stock exchange release on December 19, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. local timeMetso has decided to lower its EBITA guidance for the Pulp, Paper and Power segment for 2013. Pulp, Paper and Power segment's net sales and EBITA before non-recurring items were previously expected to be significantly lower compared to 2012 GlobeNewswire

STMicroelectronics Joins ARM mbed Project

Marinvent Corporation, Advanced Aerospace Solutions and Real Time Companies Sign Strategic MOU for Avionics Project Collaboration
Marinvent Corporation is pleased to announce that it has, together with its Raleigh, NC-based Joint Venture Partner Advanced Aerospace Solutions, signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Real Time Companies of Phoenix AZ. This three-way MOU will foster increased collaboration between the three companies by creating a considerably larger combined pool of capabilities, facilities and staff MarketWire

Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP Selects Vestmark Business Process Outsourcing Service to Support Its MLP SMA Program
Vestmark, a leading innovator of advisory solutions and wealth management technology, announced Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP's selection of Vestmark Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) service to support and scale its growing master limited partnership (MLP) separately managed accounts (SMA) business. MarketWire

Aroway Energy Inc. Continues Drilling Success at Kirkpatrick Lake
AROWAY ENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE: ARW)(OTCQX: ARWJF) ( (the "Company") is pleased to announce the following update on its most recent oil well at Kirkpatrick Lake in Central Alberta. The well was completed at a total vertical depth of 1,130 meters as an Ellerslie oil well MarketWire

Seegene to Present at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Seegene Inc., (KOSDAQ: 096530), a leading developer of multiplexed molecular technologies and diagnostic tests, today announced that it will present at the 32nd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Seegene's Founder and CEO, Dr. Jong-Yoon Chun, will review the company's financial performance, growth strategy, molecular innovations, and strategic push into companion diagnostics. MarketWire

ProTek Capital Inc. Announces New Management and New Business Plan Development
ProTek Capital, Inc. (OTC Pink: PRPM) today announced the Company's intention to add new senior management and board members with broad business and management experience in the corporate and public arena. The global focus will be on revenue generating companies focused on increasing shareholders values and building an acquisition portfolio for the company MarketWire

MMRGlobal Receives 9th HIT Patent for Secure Web-Based Wireless Access to Protected Health Information Files
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), through its wholly owned subsidiary MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), today announced that MMR has received an Issue Notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for U.S. Patent No. 8,626,532 entitled "Method for Providing a User with a Web-based Service for Accessing and Collecting Health Records." The patent is MMR's ninth U.S MarketWire

BioNeutral Announces U.S. Sales Representation Agreement With ProSell for Industrial Markets
BioNeutral Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BONU) (OTCBB: BONU) today announced that it has entered into a Partnership Agreement with ProSell Sales Representatives (ProSell), a national sales agency representing products and services of high quality building products and outdoor consumer goods. MarketWire

Worthington Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results
Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) today reported net sales of $769.9 million and net earnings of $23.0 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended November 30, 2013. In the second quarter of the prior year, the Company reported net sales of $622.6 million and net earnings of $31.8 million, or $0.45 per diluted share MarketWire

St. Joseph Engages Brean Capital, LLC as Investment Banker
St. Joseph, Inc. (OTCQB: STJO) today announced the engagement of New York-based investment banking firm, Brean Capital, LLC, to serve as the Company's exclusive corporate finance advisor and investment banker. In connection, with the proposed Reverse Takeover ("RTO") of St. Joseph by Zone USA, Inc MarketWire

Rosetta Stone to Acquire Fit Brains Creator Vivity Labs, Will Enter Fast-Growing Brain-Training Market

AAM introduces industry-first EcoTrac(TM) Disconnecting All Wheel Drive
DETROIT, MICHIGAN-December 19, 2013 - American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) today announced the introduction of the automotive industry's first disconnecting all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.EcoTracTM on the all-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee. GlobeNewswire

IEG Holdings dba Mr. Amazing Loans Announces Launch of New Online Lending Website and Further USA Expansion
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - IEG Holdings Corp. (PINKSHEETS: IEGH), unveiled its new customer facing lending website for Mr. Amazing Loans. The site, incorporates numerous features to facilitate ease of browsing and finding information about Mr. Amazing Loans and its loan products MarketWire

FluoroPharma Medical Announces Acceptance of Abstract for Oral Presentation at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Winter Meeting
MONTCLAIR, NJ--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - FluoroPharma Medical, Inc MarketWire

Synergy Resources Corporation Expands Its Drilling Operations in Wattenberg Field; Contracts for an Automated Drilling Rig for 2014
PLATTEVILLE, CO--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG) (Synergy) announced that it has amended its Turnkey Drilling Contract with Ensign United States Drilling (Ensign) to utilize Ensign Rig #131, an Automated Drilling Rig (ADR), for all of calendar 2014. MarketWire

Sims Metal Management Recognized as Being One of the 120 Most Responsible Companies in the World
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 18, 2013) - Sims Metal Management, the world's largest publicly listed metals and electronics recycler was included on the NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Vigeo list of the global 120 most advanced companies in terms of performance in corporate responsibility MarketWire

IKEA Co-Workers to Share in Company's Global Success
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - A new IKEA program called "Tack!" -- Swedish for "thank you" -- was just announced. The "Tack!" program rewards everyone who has been with IKEA for over five years with an annual contribution to their individual retirement plans -- assuming that pre-agreed global targets are reached MarketWire

STWA 2013 Shareholders Meeting Provides Updates on AOT(TM) Midstream Flow Assurance Solutions, Results of Shareholder Vote and Confirmation of New Board of Directors
SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Save The World Air, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB: ZERO), a developer of integrated solutions for the energy industry, today announced the results of its annual Shareholders Meeting for 2013 MarketWire

Xpedient(R) Releases Dynamic New Brand Strategy
LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwired - December 19, 2013) - Xpedient, an Advanced Solutions, Inc. company, today announced the launch of the company's newly designed brand and redesigned website. MarketWire

Imperial Tobacco Chooses QUMAS to Manage Quality Across Manufacturing and R&D
QUMAS, an Accelrys company (NASDAQ: ACCL), today announced that after an extensive evaluation process that Imperial Tobacco Group, a leading international tobacco company, has chosen the QUMAS Compliance Platform to manage quality content and processes across its manufacturing and research and development groups. MarketWire

IEC Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2013 Results
IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE MKT: IEC) announced its results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ending September 30, 2013. MarketWire

Health Catalyst Receives Top Recognition in Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, Capping a Year of Recognition by Gartner, Chilmark, Modern Healthcare
Health Catalyst, the leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, has been recognized by this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, a unique CIO-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare MarketWire

Hacker Fully Compromises Cloud Server in Under Four Hours
CloudPassage®, the leading cloud infrastructure security company, today released a report detailing the outcome of The Gauntlet, a recent capture-the-flag-style live server exploitation exercise aimed at understanding how vulnerable cloud environments are to motivated hackers MarketWire

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire VAPESTICK, One of Europe's Leading ECIG Companies
Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTCBB: ECIG) ("Victory" or "the Company") an emerging leader in the electronic cigarette industry, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire VAPESTICK®, for $70 million in a combination of cash and stock MarketWire

RepliCel Reports Progress on Shiseido Technology Transfer for RCH-01 Treatment for Pattern Baldness
RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: REPCF)(CNSX: RP) today reported on the progress of its technology transfer agreement with its partner, Shiseido Company, Limited. MarketWire

RRsat Delivers Live and Delayed Coverage of 2013 Winter Universiade Events to CBS Sports Network
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, announced today that it was again chosen as TGVN's broadcast partner to deliver live and delayed matches from the 2013 Winter Universiade to CBS Sports Network in the US MarketWire

Millionaire Chess Open Sets History's Highest Stakes
In 1972, Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 'The Match of the Century,' a battle recounted on television sets and newspaper covers around the world. Next October, the Millionaire Chess Open hopes to garner similar attention by offering competitors the wealthiest prize in Open chess history. MarketWire

XsunX to Deliver Several New Commercial Solar Systems
XsunX, Inc. (OTCQB: XSNX), a renewable energy technology, systems, and services company, today announced the successful sale of an additional 20kW commercial solar system in Southern California. This comes on the heels of 50kW of solar systems projects announced earlier this week. MarketWire

Affinity Gold Corp. Announces Upcoming Shareholder & Investor Conference Call
Affinity Gold Corp. (OTC Pink: AFYG) ("Affinity" or "the Company") is pleased to announce it will be hosting an upcoming shareholder and investor conference call December 23rd, 2013 at 2pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) to provide an update on the Company's recent progress to date, set expectations going forward and answer questions from shareholders and investors. MarketWire

Taipan Resources Inc. Completes $30.5mm Farmout With Premier Oil for Block 2B Onshore Kenya
Taipan Resources Inc. ("Taipan" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TPN), through its wholly-owned Kenya-based subsidiary Lion Petroleum Corp. "Lion"), has completed the previously announced farmout agreement with Premier Oil Investments Limited ("Premier"), a subsidiary of Premier Oil plc (LSE: PMO), whereby Premier has acquired a 55% participating interest in Block 2B onshore Kenya MarketWire

New Bill in Congress Could Close Small Business Administration, According to the American Small Business League
North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is proposing to resurrect a plan from the Reagan Administration to essentially close the Small Business Administration by combining it with the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor. MarketWire

Northland Announces Completed Share Issuance
Northland Resources S.A. (OSLO: NAUR)(FRANKFURT: NPK)(OMX: NAURo) - (together with its subsidiaries "Northland", "NRSA" or the "Company") announces that the shares to be issued to warrant holders have now been issued and registered in the Norwegian Central Securities Depository ("VPS"). MarketWire

Children's Hospital St. Elisabeth in Neuburg/Donau Installs Masimo Patient SafetyNet(TM) System for Advanced Care and Oversight of General Ward Patients
Children's Hospital St. Elisabeth in Neuburg, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced that the hospital installed the largest Patient SafetyNet™ system in Germany. Patient SafetyNet is a remote monitoring and clinician notification system shown to keep patients safer, enabling a 65% reduction in rapid response team activations and 48% reduction in ICU transfers.(1) MarketWire

CyberTECH to Promote "Securing The Internet Of Things"
CyberTECH, the nation's leading security business network will be producing a conference on "Securing The Internet Of Things," at the RSA conference in San Francisco, February 24th. The conference is being sponsored by AirPatrol, Darkpoint, CyberMaryland, CyberUnited, Packetsled, Popchips, Sony, SDG&E, AIS, Cox, First Republic Bank, and ISC Consulting Group. MarketWire

Board of Directors of Miller Energy Resources, Inc. Issues Statement Regarding Dissident Shareholder Letter
Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: MILL) released the following statement in response to the public statements of a group of dissident shareholders: MarketWire

Essex Property Trust, Inc. and BRE Properties to Combine in $15.4 Billion Transaction
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) and BRE Properties (NYSE: BRE) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which BRE Properties will combine with Essex, creating the only publicly traded West Coast pure play multifamily REIT. The combined company is expected to have a pro forma equity market capitalization of approximately $10 MarketWire

CTX Virtual Technologies, Inc. Reports Third Quarter and Nine Month 2013 Results
CTX Virtual Technologies, Inc. (OTC Pink: CTXV) a technology company that manufactures and distributes mobile communication, electronic devices, virtual imaging, touch screen, tablets and mobile data input accessories today reported its results for the third quarter and nine months ending September 30, 2013 MarketWire

Adaptive Planning Named #1 in Overall Customer Satisfaction Among Largest BPM Vendors, Outscores IBM, Oracle, SAP in 11 Categories in BPM Partners Pulse of Performance Management Survey
Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based business and financial analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, announced that BPM Partners has ranked Adaptive Planning #1 in overall satisfaction among leading BPM vendors and #1 in 10 key categories in the BPM Partners 2013 Pulse of Performance Management Survey. MarketWire

Are Tablets Taking Over? Study Says 55 Percent of Consumers Would Consider Replacing PC With Tablet
Adroit Digital today announced the results of a comprehensive study of 1,000 adults from the U.S. and Canada that own both a PC and a tablet. The study provided a snapshot of not only how consumers are using their tablets to interact with digital advertising, but also to which tablet advertiser categories they are most likely to respond MarketWire

TransUnion: Canadian Debt Levels to Rise At Faster Rate in 2014, Though Delinquency Levels to Drop
TransUnion's first annual forecast for Canadian consumer credit calls for a significant increase in debt while delinquency levels decline in 2014. The average consumer's total debt (excluding mortgage) is expected to rise by more than $1,000 from an estimated $27,743 in Q4 2013 to an all-time high of $28,853 at the end of 2014. MarketWire

Message Systems Wraps Up Award-Winning Year
Message Systems, the global leader in digital messaging software, closes out 2013 having taken home trophies in multiple business and technology award programs. Most recently, the company's Momentum solution was recognized by the Best in Biz Awards, receiving a silver Enterprise Product of the Year award in the software category MarketWire

NewLink Genetics Launches Phase 1 Clinical Trial of Its HyperAcute(TM) Renal Immunotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer
NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ: NLNK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing cancer therapeutics, today announced that it had launched a first in human Phase 1 clinical trial of HyperAcute Renal immunotherapy in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer MarketWire

NovoFuel and Genport Capabilities Positioned to Take Advantage of New DoD Battlefield Power Initiatives
Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCQB: AFPW) (the "Company"), said that a recent Defense publication outlines new programs for battlefield power which are in the applications "sweet spot" of the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, NovoFuel, Inc., and Genport, srl of Italy.(See AFPW news release of December 6, 2013). MarketWire

Growth Capital Expo 2014 Announces Lowenstein Sandler as Premier Sponsor
The Growth Capital Expo 2014 is announcing today that the industry-leading emerging growth finance legal firm of Lowenstein Sandler LLP is a premier sponsor of the conference, scheduled for April 29 to May 1, 2014, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. MarketWire

Nashville Plastic Surgeon Says Vanquish Fat Removal Technology Is a Breakthrough
Dr. Nicholas Sieveking, a board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon, says he is honored to be part of the first group of plastic surgeons in the country and the first plastic surgery center in the Nashville area to offer Vanquish, one of the latest advances in non-surgical fat reduction treatment. Dr MarketWire

Baltimore Magazine Names Local Plastic Surgeon Top Doc for Third Year in a Row
Baltimore Magazine has named board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James E. Vogel as a "Top Doc" for the third consecutive year. Dr. Vogel says he strives to combine surgical expertise, professionalism, and artistry at his private practice to serve the needs of his patients, and feels honored to have these efforts continue to be recognized by his fellow physicians MarketWire

Children's HeartLink Develops Pre- and Post-Operative Care Instructions for Caregivers of Children With Congenital Heart Disease
Children's HeartLink, a nonprofit organization promoting sustainable cardiac care for children in developing countries, announced today that they have created and released publicly Parent Education/Discharge Instructions (PEDI) to help educate caregivers on pre- and post-operative care for children who have undergone open-heart surgery. MarketWire

Payette Implements Newforma PIM Software to Improve Project Delivery
Newforma, a project information management (PIM) software company integrating people, projects and processes to transform building and infrastructure project delivery, announced today that Boston-based architectural firm Payette is implementing Newforma software to improve client service, collaborate more productively with team members, refine designs and better manage complex projects. MarketWire

Enterprise Products Partners Tops List of Texas's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Ranking
Natural gas and crude oil pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners claims eight top-ranked positions in the 2014 All-America Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor's annual poll of investors and sell-side analysts regarding America's top executives, IR professionals and IR programs. MarketWire

Coca-Cola Co. Tops List of Georgia's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Ranking
Coca-Cola Co. claims seven top-ranked positions in the 2014 All-America Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor's annual poll of investors and sell-side analysts regarding America's top executives, IR professionals and IR programs. MarketWire

ClearDATA Appoints Health IT Veteran Scott Whyte to Executive Team for Growth and Innovation
ClearDATA, the leading provider of secure, compliant health cloud computing, is pleased to announce the appointment of a veteran to a senior leadership position to help drive innovation and growth MarketWire

CSX Corp. Tops List of Florida's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Ranking
CSX Corp. claims six top-ranked positions in the 2014 All-America Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor's annual poll of investors and sell-side analysts regarding America's top executives, IR professionals and IR programs. MarketWire

iCan Benefit Group Holds Toy Drive for Jr. League of Boca Raton
In November, America's premier health insurance agency iCan Benefit Group hosted a Thanksgiving food drive for Boca Helping Hands, wherein they donated 356lbs. of food for those in need MarketWire

Gilead Sciences Tops List of California's Most Honored Companies in Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Ranking
Gilead Sciences claims six top-ranked positions in the 2014 All-America Executive Team survey, Institutional Investor's annual poll of investors and sell-side analysts regarding America's top executives, IR professionals and IR programs. MarketWire

Borneo Resource Investments Improves Balance Sheet Through Debt Restructuring
Borneo Resource Investments Ltd. (OTCQB: BRNE) (the "Company" or "Borneo"), a mining company that mines gold and develops producing gold mines as well as coal mining properties in Indonesia, today announced it has, through its subsidiary PT Puncak Kalabat, executed a Debt Restructuring Agreement with the seller of the "Talawaan Property," a producing gold mine. MarketWire

TMP Worldwide Wins 45 Awards, Including Top Honor, at Creative Excellence Awards 2013
TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global, tech-enabled talent acquisition company, announced today that it has been recognized with 45 awards from ERE Media's Creative Excellence Awards 2013, as a result of the creativity, innovation and effectiveness of the recruitment advertising solutions the company develops for its diverse client base. MarketWire

Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Partners With Thanks Again
Wyndham Rewards®, the only hotel loyalty program to offer guaranteed rewards after just one stay, is offering members the opportunity to earn additional points this holiday season and all year long -- up to 10 points for every dollar spent -- through a partnership with Thanks Again® and their network of more than 25,000 local businesses and airports nationwide. MarketWire

LNG, Hydropower, Oil Sands Add Billions to 2014 Spending
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As the new year kicks off, individuals and businesses are often full of big ideas and big plans. Some of these plans grow and come to fruition; some don't -- hence Industrial Info's Spending Gap Index, which shows the number and value of projects that are planned to start during a calendar year versus what actually kicks off MarketWire

INetU Managed Hosting Helps Auric Systems International Deploy a PCI Compliant Cloud
Auric Systems International, a trusted leader in payment processing software, was determined to extend its software business into the services market. Auric's biggest hurdle: the cost to manage and maintain a PCI compliant data center. Auric needed a partner focused on creating the managed hosting industry's best PCI environment MarketWire

New E-Book to Help Military Spouses Navigate Educational and Career Success
The life of a military spouse is unique. They are frequently asked to juggle family responsibilities and careers while the possibility of relocation looms overhead. Keeping these circumstances in mind, Grantham University has published a new e-book specifically for military spouses, The Military Spouse's Guide to Education and Career Successes. MarketWire

WISErg's WISErganic All-Purpose Liquid Fertilizer Achieves Organic Certification in California
WISErg, a bioclean technology company, today announced that its WISErganic All Purpose Organic Liquid Fertilizer passed inspection by the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) and is now approved for use by California organic growers. WISErganic is compliant with all CDFA regulations as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program standards MarketWire

Worldwide Acquires Interest in Text Messaging Company
Worldwide Internet, Inc. (OTC Pink: WNTR) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of an interest in Global Marketing Services LLC that provide sales and marketing for I-Texts ( MarketWire

Fozzy Adds India's Only Tier 4 Certified Datacenter to the List of Its Facilities
Fozzy is proudly announcing the launch of its services from Madhapur city, Hyderabad, in partnership with CtrlS, which is Asia's largest datacenter and the only one in India certified as Tier 4. This location is now added to the list of facilities from which Fozzy's clients are served, along with Dallas USA, Amsterdam and Singapore. MarketWire

Cloud Adoption Accelerates Across UK Public Sector as Huddle Announces Record Growth
The UK public sector's adoption of cloud technology is rapidly increasing as Huddle today announced that this financial year is set to be the biggest in the company's history for UK public sector contracts. In the first seven months of its financial year(1), Huddle more than doubled revenues from the sector, seeing an increase of 132 per cent over the same period last year MarketWire

Acer K335 LED Projector Delivers Big HD-Ready Visuals in a Portable Device
Editor's Summary: Portable, flexible and high-performance, the K335 is well-suited for both home entertainment and business presentations Lightweight at 2 MarketWire

Notice of Announcement Holiday Sales Release
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet") (NYSE: SIG) (LSE: SIG), intends to announce its results for the eight weeks ended December 28, 2013 at approximately 6:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 9, 2014. MarketWire

Micrel Introduces Full Featured, High Performance Digital PWM Controller for High Current, Non-Isolated DC-DC Power Supplies
Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today introduced the MIC21000, true-digital PWM controller for high-current, non-isolated DC-DC power supplies in computing and telecom applications MarketWire

Throw the Perfect Holiday Pairing Party
(Family Features) From cookies and milk to the partridge in a pear tree, the holidays are filled with classic pairings. This year, gather family and friends together and ring in the season with a themed party that celebrates famous couplings. MarketWire

Prosafe SE: Safe Astoria awarded a 60-day contract
Prosafe has been awarded a contract by Swiber Offshore Construction Pte Ltd (Swiber) for the provision of the Safe Astoria semi-submersible accommodation vessel for operations located in Indonesia's Natuna Sea offshore gas gathering facilities. GlobeNewswire

Aker Solutions Rebuts Claims in Dagens Næringsliv
19 December 2013 - Aker Solutions on Dec. 18 sent Aker Kværner Holding an account of 2009 agreements related to the Aker Wayfarer vessel. GlobeNewswire

Basware expands cooperation with Danish jewelry company by delivering accounts payable automation services powered by Alusta
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, December 19, 2013 at 13:30Basware expands cooperation with Danish jewelry company by delivering accounts payable automation services powered by AlustaBasware will deliver accounts payable automation services to a Danish jewelry manufacturer and retailer with global operations GlobeNewswire

Sobi moves to Large Cap
NASDAQ OMX today announced that Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) will, as per 2 January 2014, move to the Large Cap listing on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Stock Exchange. GlobeNewswire

Future Valmet to sharpen its focus on biomass based energy production business
Metso Corporation's press release on December 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Nokia Corporation financial calendar 2014
Nokia CorporationStock Exchange ReleaseDecember 19, 2013 at 14:15 (CET +1) GlobeNewswire

DNB chooses EVRY as its mainframe services supplier
(Oslo, 19 December 2013) EVRY has, following highly competitive global tendering, signed a letter of intent with DNB for the mainframe operation of the bank's core systems. The agreement represents total contract value of NOK 900 million over a period of five years, and is the largest contract of its kind seen in Norway for many years GlobeNewswire

OKMETIC OYJ          STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 19 DECEMBER 2013 AT 9.50 A.M.  The extraordinary general meeting of Okmetic Oyj gathered on 19 December 2013 at 9.00 a.m. The general meeting decided, in accordance with the proposal of the board of directors, to distribute EUR 0 GlobeNewswire

Correction: Konstantin Minin appointed Vice President of Oriola-KD's Russian pharmaceutical retail and wholesale business
Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 19 December 2013 at 9.10 a.m. GlobeNewswire

Molycorp Completes Commissioning of Rare Earth Cracking Facility (NYSE: MCP) ($MCP)
Greenwood Village, CO (December 19, 2013) - Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) ("Molycorp" or the "Company") today announced that the final unit of its multi-stage Cracking Plant at Mountain Pass has now completed commissioning and is operational GlobeNewswire

Actelion provides an update in regard to Asahi litigation
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion provides an update in regard to Asahi litigation. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Sandoz begins Phase III clinical trial for biosimilar adalimumab
Novartis International AG /Sandoz begins Phase III clinical trial for biosimilar adalimumab. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Schibsted ASA (SCH) - Schibsted divests real estate in Bergen
Schibsted Media Group has entered into an agreement to sell the Bergens Tidende office building at Krinkelkroken 1 in the centre of Bergen for NOK 350 million. The building mainly consists of office space, totally gross 9563 square meters. GlobeNewswire

Heijmans to realise construction DSM
Heijmans has received a provisional contract award from DSM Food Specialties (DFS) for the construction of a new biotechnological research laboratory. The project concerns the new Research & Development facilities in Delft, which will be accommodated in what is known as 'Lab 6', a facility designed to house 350 employees GlobeNewswire

Odfjell SE : Financial Calendar 2014

Konstantin Minin appointed Vice President of Oriola-KD's pharmaceutical retail and wholesale business
Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 19 December 2013 at 8.30 a.m. GlobeNewswire

MorphoSys Strengthens Clinical Development Organization with Three Management Appointments
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys Strengthens Clinical Development Organization with Three Management Appointments . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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