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BERNINA Creative Center Classes Now Available for Online Registration
BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that it is accepting registration for public education sessions at its BERNINA Creative Center located at 3682 Unit B Prairie Lake Court, Aurora, Ill MarketWire

Notice of CONDITIONAL FULL Redemption Corporate Backed Trust Certificates, Kraft Foods Note-Backed Series 2003-11 Trust 1,200,000 $25 Par ($30,000,000 Certificate Principal Amount) Class A-1 Certificates Due November 1, 2031 CUSIP No. 21988G171* (NYSE: JZT)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the terms of the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements dated as of January 16, 2001, between Lehman ABS Corporation, as Depositor, and U.S MarketWire

Amara Mining PLC: DIRECTORS' DEALINGS
Amara Mining PLC (AIM: AMA) (TSX: AMZ) MarketWire

Norwood Portable Sawmills Announces Winners of 2013 Photo and Video Challenge
Norwood Sawmills, the global leader in portable sawmill technology, is pleased to announce the winning entries from its annual customer photo and video challenge. Every year, Norwood sawmill owners around the world are invited to submit photos and videos of their sawmilling operations and the unique wood projects they have built using lumber and timber milled with their portable sawmills. MarketWire

Lehigh Gas Partners LP: Announces the Acquisition of Wholesale Motor Fuel Supply Contracts in the Richmond, VA Market
ALLENTOWN, PA (December 23, 2013) - Lehigh Gas Partners LP (NYSE: LGP) announced today that it completed the acquisition of certain wholesale motor fuel supply contracts from Manchester Marketing, Inc. for a total consideration of $11.1 million.  The acquisition consisted of 45 independent dealer supply contracts, 5 subjobber supply contracts and certain other assets GlobeNewswire

Freddie Mac Issues Monthly Volume Summary for November 2013
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today issued the company's Monthly Volume Summary for November 2013. MarketWire

Labor SMART, Inc. Surpasses Year-to-Date Revenues of $16 Million
Labor SMART, Inc. (OTCQB: LTNC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce Year-To-Date (YTD) revenues of $16,276,287 as of December 20, 2013, as the Company continues to experience consistent sales close to their year end. MarketWire

Cape Bancorp, Inc. Announces a Stock Repurchase Program
Cape Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: CBNJ), the parent company of Cape Bank, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized a third stock repurchase program for the repurchase of up to 5% or approximately 602,989 shares of the Company's issued and outstanding common shares from its shareholders MarketWire

European Medicines Agency Accepts Marketing Authorization Application for The Medicines Company's Cangrelor
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted for review a marketing authorization application (MAA) for the investigational intravenous antiplatelet agent, cangrelor. MarketWire

One of the Most Beautiful Calendar Apps for Android "SolCalendar" Unveiled in the Netherlands
Daum Communications (KOSDAQ: 035720), one of South Korea's largest portals, is introducing its beautiful calendar application -- SolCalendar -- in Dutch through Sol Studio at Daum. MarketWire

KALLELSE TILL EXTRA BOLAGSSTÄMMA I RUSSIAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT COMPANY AB (PUBL)
Press ReleaseDecember 23, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Celtic Woman Is #1 World Artist on Billboard Year-End Chart for Fifth Year
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - Global music sensation Celtic Woman is the #1 World Artist on the Billboard Year-End Chart for 2013. Their current album release, Home for Christmas, is also the #1 Billboard World Album for 2013.  MarketWire

Quincy Bioscience Announces the Kickoff of the Prevagen Blog
MADISON, WI--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - Quincy Bioscience, best known as the creators of leading memory supplement Prevagen®, gives more resources and opportunities for consumers to learn tips for better brain health this holiday season. The Wisconsin-based biotech company is thrilled to present the takeoff of the new Prevagen Blog. MarketWire

Arete Industries, Inc. Announces Sale of a Well and Leases in Wyoming for Approximately $1.0 Million in Gross Proceeds With a $380,000 Gain
WESTMINSTER, CO--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - Arête Industries, Inc. (OTCQB: ARET) today announced it recently sold an oil well and three oil and gas (on one of which the well is located) leases in Campbell County, Wyoming to an unaffiliated party for approximately $1.0 million in gross proceeds MarketWire

North American Partners in Anesthesia to Host Bone Marrow Donation Drive to Benefit James Robins, M.D.
MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) anesthesiologist, James Robins, M.D., has a name that is well known in many communities throughout Long Island, NY MarketWire

Phil Robertson's Flap Inadvertently Generates Boost for Children's Christmas Campaign
NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - This week's Duck Dynasty controversy has ruffled a lot of feathers, but it has had one positive effect. Children across the country might enjoy a merrier Christmas as sales of the Duck Commander Phil Robertson's autographed posters have skyrocketed with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots program. MarketWire

'Tis the Season to Go Green and Save Green With Propane Autogas
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - For many businesses, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season means a lot of driving. From delivery trucks to taxis, all types of equipment help us carry the load at this time of year. All this driving adds up to one thing: spending a lot of money on fuel.  MarketWire

Payson Resident Claims $1 Million Second Place Mega Millions(R) Prize
The Arizona Lottery announces that a Payson resident has claimed the $1 million second place Mega Millions prize from the drawing on Friday, December 20. This is the first $1 million Mega Millions second prize winning ticket sold in Arizona since the Mega Millions game was redesigned in October. MarketWire

New Packaging From Sugar House Pie Manufacturers Entices Customers to Stop Their Shopping Carts
Sugar House Pies have been hard at work this season, increasing production to meet holiday demand. They've introduced a wide selection of new holiday flavors, including their Caramel Apple. Regular consumers of the company will also find that their pastries are encased in new packaging MarketWire

Discovery Minerals Launches Mining Application Demo
Discovery Minerals, Ltd. (OTC Pink: DSCR) is excited to inform its shareholders that the demo version of its newly developed Mining Application is available at the following link: http://youtu.be/u2W0dWGytVw. The application demo will soon be available along with screenshots on the corporate website shortly. MarketWire

Rocky Mountain Pies Are Producing a Record Number of Holiday Pies for the End of Year Dessert Rush
With the holiday season comes the overwhelming demand for Christmas food favorites. Tables are piled high with cakes, cookies, and brownies, providing a plethora of sugary options. One the main staples of family gatherings and Christmas parties is pie. Apple, pumpkin, and cream varieties are commonly seen and consumed around this time of year MarketWire

NHTSA Reaffirms Model S 5-Star Safety Rating in All Categories for Model Year 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reaffirmed the 5-star safety rating of the Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model S overall and in all subcategories for Model Year 2014, confirming the highest safety rating in America MarketWire

Hotel Near Georgetown University Shines Amidst Holiday Atmosphere
Ah, the joys of Georgetown and the holidays! The perfect destination for creating fun holiday traditions that are oh, so Georgetown; this historic neighborhood in Washington, D.C is a great escape for bringing holiday joy to the entire family. MarketWire

Discover New York's Holiday Festivities From a Trendy Hotel in Midtown Manhattan
The festive sights and sounds of the holidays are creating a magical air throughout the streets of Midtown Manhattan. This holiday season, Renaissance New York Hotel 57, located on E 57th St and Lexington Avenue, making it easy to arrange a chic and exciting winter escape with new boutique hotel packages. MarketWire

Midtown Hotel Offers Newly Renovated Meeting Space, New App and iPad Promotion
Hosting inspired meetings and events is easier than ever inside the New York Marriott East Side, a premier Midtown hotel, where qualifying meetings can net event planners a new iPad mini. And, thanks to "Red Coat Direct," a new Marriott Meeting Services app, event planning now fits in the palm of your hand. MarketWire

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Sets the Stage for Romance in the New Year
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has announced several romance-inspired activities and services to give couples and loved ones a way to reconnect and rejuvenate following a bustling holiday season. "Guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua looking to reconnect after the holidays will enjoy several unique experiences in the New Year MarketWire

Liberator Medical Reports Revenue of $69 Million for Its Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2013
Liberator Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LBMH) today announced the financial results for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2013. Financial highlights are summarized below: MarketWire

University Bancorp Sets Annual Meeting Date as December 30, 2013 Noon EST
University Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIB) today announced that its 2013 annual shareholder meeting has been scheduled for December 30, 2013, beginning at Noon EST at University Bank's headquarters at 2015 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor. Shareholders of record as of the close of business December 27, 2013 will be entitled to vote MarketWire

Medallion Resources Announces Important Extension of MOUs
Medallion Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE: MDL)(OTCQX: MLLOF) ("Medallion" or the "Company") today announced that it has completed six-month extensions of the existing Memorandums of Understanding (the "MOUs") with Oman-based Takamul Investment Company ("Takamul") and Jordan-based Arab Mining Company ("Arab Mining") MarketWire

Demartek Becomes an EPA Recognized Independent Test Laboratory
Demartek, an independent computer industry analyst firm with its own computer test lab, today announces that it has been become an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized test laboratory for the United States EPA ENERGY STAR® Data Center Storage program. MarketWire

CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its third quarter ended November 30, 2013. Highlights for the quarter include: MarketWire

RayBiotech, Inc. Announces Recipients of 2013 Innovative Research Grants
RayBiotech, Inc. today announced the recipients of its 2013 Innovative Research Grants. The 2013 RayBiotech Innovative Research Grant Program is targeted to a broad range of basic and applied research topics in the life sciences MarketWire

Alison Sweeney Rides With Medieval Times at Rose Parade
Award-winning actress, author and TV host Alison Sweeney has done it all. Soon she will be able to add riding with the fabled Medieval Times equestrian team at the 2014 Rose Parade to her already impressive résumé MarketWire

SunGame Corporation Confirmed Today That It Is Scheduled to Ship Its Next Batch of Flightdeck Commander 3D(TM) Android Tablets Before the End of the Year
SunGame Corporation's (OTCBB: SGMZ) customers awaiting tablets ordered on the company's site commander3d.com were notified Friday that they would not receive their tablets until the New Year. MarketWire

Cheapflights.ca Looks Forward to the New Year
Around this time each year, the travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, offer their thoughts on the upcoming year's travel agenda MarketWire

Phoenix Resident Claims $1 Million Second Place Powerball(R) Prize
The Arizona Lottery announces that a Phoenix resident has claimed the $1 million second place Powerball prize from the drawing on Saturday, December 14. This is the 28th $1 million Powerball second prize winning ticket sold in Arizona since $2 Powerball launched in January 2012. MarketWire

Rodizio Grill's Locations Nationwide to Be Open on Christmas Eve
Rodizio Grills across the nation are amidst a very busy Holiday Season. November and December are among its busiest times as coworkers, friends and family gather together to celebrate the Holiday Season. With the restaurant chain being open Christmas Eve, managers across the nation expect another busy night in this December month. MarketWire

PPJ Enterprise Receives $1,000,000 Funding Offer
PPJ Enterprise (OTC Pink: PPJE) (PPJ) (http://www.ppjenterprise.com/), a proprietary automated health care software company, is pleased to share current update with the company followers regarding the current issues. MarketWire

Winning Brands Expands KIND(TM) Laundry Detergent Range With Gentlr(TM) Technology for Sensitive Skin
Winning Brands Corporation (OTC Pink: WNBD) www.WinningBrands.com has commenced production and delivered the first run of a new one-Gallon SKU for its KIND® Laundry Detergent with enhanced proprietary Gentlr™ Technology formulation for consumers with sensitive skin -- a growing consumer concern MarketWire

Intelligent Business Concepts, Inc. Salutes Veterans and the Earth; Helps Nonprofit Save 141k
Intelligent Business Concepts, Inc. (IBC) of Holbrook, NY, a leader in Data Breach Notifications Services, has recently become a proud sponsor of a portion of a solar panel system that will be installed at a Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall (VFW). MarketWire

Top Travel Predictions for 2014 From Cheapflights.com
As 2013 wraps up, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, are gazing into their crystal ball for a peek at what's in store for travel in 2014 MarketWire

Recap of NanoViricides, Inc. CEO Dr. Eugene Seymour Clear Channel Business Talk Radio Interview
NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NNVC) is a development stage company that is creating special purpose nanomaterials to destroy viruses in and on the body. The Company today announced that Michael Yorba of Clear Channel's Business Talk Radio Show, The Traders Network, interviewed CEO Dr. Eugene Seymour live on December 19, 2013. MarketWire

Bank of the James Expands Presence in Central Virginia Markets
Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOTJ), the parent company of Bank of the James, a full-service commercial and retail bank serving the Greater Lynchburg metropolitan statistical area (MSA), commonly known as "Region 2000," and other markets in Central Virginia, today announced new locations and expanded market focus. MarketWire

Inktank Rides Rising Ceph Wave as Demand for Software-Defined Storage Grows
Inktank, the company delivering Ceph -- the massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system -- today announced a 294% growth in customers over 2013 MarketWire

Recap of Adaptive Medias, Inc. CEO Qayed Shareef Clear Channel Business Talk Radio Interview
Multi-channel audience and content monetization company, Adaptive Medias, Inc. (OTCQB: ADTM), a leader in programmatic advertising across mobile, video and online display, announced that Michael Yorba of Clear Channel's Business Talk Radio Show, The Traders Network, interviewed CEO Qayed Shareef live on December 19, 2013. Mr MarketWire

Lattice Begins Shipping MachXO3 FPGAs
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Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. Continues Successful Drilling Program With Fifth Oil Well in Kentucky
Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCQB: DBRM) ("Daybreak" or the "Company"), a Washington corporation, is pleased to announce that its fifth consecutive successful oil well has been drilled at the Twin Bottoms Field Project in Lawrence County, Kentucky. The Gerald Grove H-5 well was drilled to a measured depth ("MD") of 4,609 feet and a true vertical depth ("TVD") of 1,171 feet MarketWire

'Bid for Better Broadband' Site Launches Today
Capaciti Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Competitive Companies, Inc. (OTCQB: CCOP) (OTCBB: CCOP) today announced the launch of its redesigned website at www.capacitinetworks.com MarketWire

Downtown Delray Beach Welcomes Back New Year's Weekend Craft Festival
WHAT: 7th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year's Weekend Craft Festival WHEN: December 28 - 29, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm WHERE: Intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 4th Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (north and south of Atlantic Avenue, spanning 1/2 mile of NE & SE 4th Avenues) Navigational Address: 330 E MarketWire

Coconut Point Art Festival Returns New Year's Weekend
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Covanta Acquires Two Transfer Stations in New Jersey From Advanced Disposal
Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA), ("Covanta" or the "Company") a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced that it has acquired two transfer stations in Northern New Jersey from Advanced Disposal. MarketWire

Marani Brands CEO Margrit Eyraud Shares Corporate Accomplishments for the Last 90 Days
Marani Brands (OTC Pink: MRIB) CEO Margrit Eyraud shares corporate accomplishments for the last 90 days. MarketWire

Custom Petals - "Expressing Yourself" Through Support of the Environment and Our Veterans
For Hetal Petal, "Expressing Yourself" is both his business mantra and a way for building and securing business relationships MarketWire

For the Last-Minute Shoppers, Ecotech Institute Recommends Ten Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays
Tis the season for giving, and Ecotech Institute, the only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy education and sustainable energy training, has released a list of ten eco-friendly gift ideas. MarketWire

Abbe Day-Merchant and Colleen McFerrin Join Zephyr Real Estate
Zephyr Real Estate has announced that Abbe Day-Merchant and Colleen McFerrin, formerly with Herth Real Estate, are the most recent Realtors to join the Zephyr team. The top-producing pair partnered together at their former location and will continue to do so in their new home at Zephyr. MarketWire

AMD to Host News Conference at 2014 International CES
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager, Global Business Units, will host a news conference at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The invitation-only event, taking place in Las Vegas on Jan. 6 at 4 p.m. PST, will cover the latest consumer technologies and innovations from AMD. MarketWire

VolitionRx Announces Engagement of MissionIR Investor Relations Services
VolitionRx Ltd. (OTCQB: VNRX) (the "Company") today announces that it has engaged the investor relations services of MissionIR. Through a network of investor-oriented sites and full suite of investor awareness services, MissionIR broadens the influence of publicly traded companies and enhances their ability to attract growth capital as well as improve shareholder value. MarketWire

MaintenanceNet CEO Scott Herron Named a Finalist in Annual 'Top Influentials' List by The Daily Transcript | San Diego Source
MaintenanceNet, Inc., the leading provider of service annuity solutions, today announced that The Daily Transcript | San Diego Source has honored its CEO, Scott Herron, as a 2014 finalist for the publication's annual "Top Influentials" list MarketWire

Chinese Financial Crisis in Top 10 Emerging Market Events to Watch List for 2014
Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) has just released a new whitepaper 10 Emerging Market Events to Watch in 2014 highlighting the critical emerging market events that senior executives need to prepare for in the new year. For executives operating in emerging markets, business performance has become increasingly linked to macroeconomic events such as protests, political unrest, and currency volatility MarketWire

Relax and Transform: What to Expect Before Your First Spa Experience
With this handy spa infographic from Marriott Hotels, you can relax even before you get to the spa because you'll know exactly what to bring, what to wear (or remove) when you get there and how to tip when you're finished. MarketWire

Publicis Groupe Press Release
Paris, December 23, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Cryoport Retains Merriman Capital as Capital Markets Advisor
GlobeNewswire

El Tigre Silver Announces Agreement With Hard Rock Consulting, LLC
El Tigre Silver Corp. ("El Tigre" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: ELS) (FRANKFURT: 5RT) (OTCQX: EGRTF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Hard Rock Consulting, LLC of Lakewood Colorado ("HRC") as a strategic advisor for its mining activities and to assume the duties of the Company's Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 MarketWire

As Seen On TV, Inc. Executes Memorandum of Understanding to Acquire Infusion Brands International, Inc.
As Seen On TV, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTV), a leading multi-platform brand marketing company and online shopping destination, today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Infusion Brands International, Inc., the marketer behind the globally renowned "Dual" brand and strategic partner of Ronco Holdings MarketWire

Horizon Technology Finance Provides $10 Million Venture Loan Facility to Mederi Therapeutics
Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: HRZN) ("Horizon"), a leading specialty finance company that provides secured loans to venture capital and private equity backed development-stage companies in the technology, life science, healthcare information and services, and clean-tech industries, today announced it has closed a $10 million venture loan facility to Mederi Therapeutics, Inc MarketWire

Synapse Design to Speak at Storage Visions Conference
Where/When: Storage Visions Conference 2014 at The Rivera Hotel, Las Vegas, California -- January 5-6, 2014 What/When: January 6, from 3:00-4:30pSynapse joins panelists from Seagate Technology, Dell, Diablo Technologies and Calypso Systems to discuss the latest in storage solutions including hard disk drives, solid state drives, flash memory and brand new storage technologies MarketWire

INSIGHT Awarded Food Logistics' Top IT Provider for 10th Consecutive Year
INSIGHT, Inc., top international provider of planning solutions that power supply chain design for the world's foremost companies, today announced being named to Food Logistics' Top 100 IT Provider list for the tenth consecutive year, ever since the award was originated MarketWire

Lithium Exploration Group's Largest Lender Agrees to a Moratorium on Conversions While Discussions to Restructure $1.4MM Debt Are Ongoing
Lithium Exploration Group Inc. (OTCQB: LEXG) announced today that it is in discussions with its largest debt holder, JDF Capital, to restructure their existing debt. It is expected that a deal will be finalized before January 6, 2014. JDF Capital has agreed not to convert any of the existing notes between now and that date while a deal is in process MarketWire

Sigma Designs Appoints Pete Thompson to Board of Directors
Sigma Designs®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leader in connected media platforms, today announced that it has appointed Pete Thompson to its Board of Directors effective immediately. MarketWire

Songa Offshore SE : Completion of private placement and convertible bond issue
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Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. Announces Closing of Private Placement
Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. (NYSE MKT: HRT) and its subsidiaries (the "Company") announced today the December 19, 2013 closing of its offering of an aggregate of $500,000 in subordinated notes (the "Notes") and warrants to purchase common stock (the "Warrants"), the proceeds of which the Company will use for working capital. MarketWire

Genetic Technologies Announces Issue of Redeemable Convertible Note and Receipt of Funds
Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX: GTG) (NASDAQ: GENE) today announced that the Redeemable Convertible Note (the "Note") described in the Company's ASX announcement dated September 10, 2013, which was subsequently approved by the Company's shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting on November 29, 2013, has now been issued. MarketWire

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. Raises $1,075,000 in Private Placement of Notes and Warrants
Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: RNIN), a leading marketing technologies provider, today announced that it has issued an aggregate of $1,075,000 in unsecured convertible promissory notes, along with warrants to purchase an aggregate of 1,075,000 shares of the company's common stock, in a private placement transaction with certain accredited investors MarketWire

Sigma Designs Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors Including the Appointment of Pete Thompson
Sigma Designs®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leader in connected media platforms, today announced that it has appointed Pete Thompson to its Board of Directors effective immediately. MarketWire

Graphic Designer Takes Viewers Back in Time in Disney's New Movie, "Saving Mr. Banks"
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - Spanning more than 50 years and two continents, Disney's new motion picture, "Saving Mr. Banks," paints a picture of the sharp contrast between 1960s Hollywood and rural, turn-of-the-century Australia. MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Takes Delivery of Its Sixth Newbuilding Drillship the Ocean Rig Skyros
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that it successfully took delivery of its newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, on Friday, December 20, 2013. MarketWire

Dryships Announces Delivery of Ocean Rig's Sixth Newbuilding Drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "DryShips"), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc MarketWire

Industrial Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers Look for Flexible ERP to Take Customer Experience and Collaboration to New Levels
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Green Planet Group, Inc. Sells Staffing Company
Green Planet Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: GNPG) announced today that it has completed the sale of its temporary staffing company, Lumea, Inc., and four Lumea subsidiaries to Easten Services LLC, for a nominal fee effective December 15, 2013 MarketWire

PAID, Inc. Files Complaint Against eBay in US District Court in Massachusetts for Patent Infringement
PAID, Inc. (OTCBB: PAYD) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against eBay Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on December 20, 2013. PAID is represented in its lawsuit by Hunton & Williams LLP, an international law firm with intellectual property attorneys in multiple offices around the world. MarketWire

SolCalendar, Conveniently Share Your Events Via Mobile Messenger
SolCalendar that became the main Android calendar App strengthened its event sharing capability centering on mobile messenger and added 3 more languages; Thai, Polish and Dutch. MarketWire

CalAmp Announces Appointment of Amal Johnson to Board of Directors
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced that a new independent director, Amal M. Johnson, has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. This appointment expands the Company's Board to seven members. MarketWire

Game Consoles and Tablets Are the Most Popular CE Gifts for Family Members in 2013 Holiday Season
Parks Associates research finds gaming consoles and tablets are the most popular CE gift purchases for family members this holiday season. 2013 Holiday CE Purchase Intentions, which features a 4Q 2013 survey of U.S. broadband households, shows 47% of game-console shoppers and 45% of tablet shoppers plan to buy these products as gifts for a household member. MarketWire

Fortinet(R) Earns AV-Comparatives ADVANCED+ Rating for Superior Malware Protection
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company has been awarded an ADVANCED+ rating in AV-Comparative's August-November 2013 "Whole Product Dynamic 'Real-World' Protection Test," earning an impressive 98% score out of 100% MarketWire

OSL Holdings and Equality Rewards Condemn Phil Robertson's Homophobic Statements to GQ
OSL Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OSLH) ("OSL" or the "Company") (http://www.oslholdings MarketWire

Navios Europe Inc. Takes Delivery of Four Additional Vessels
Navios Europe Inc. ("Navios Europe") announced today that it has taken delivery of four additional vessels out of the ten vessel acquisition from HSH Nordbank AG ("HSH"). Including these four vessels, Navios Europe has taken delivery of nine vessels in total. The remaining vessel is expected to be delivered by the end of 2013. MarketWire

Nuvilex Lands Leading Figure in Medical Marijuana Field as Chairman of Subsidiary's Scientific Advisory Board
Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) upped the ante this month in the field of medical marijuana when it appointed Dr. Mark L. Rabe as Chairman of its Subsidiary's Scientific Advisory Board at Medical Marijuana Sciences, Inc. Dr. Rabe is a leading figure in the fast growing sector, and much like when Dr MarketWire

Baja Mining Corp.: Boleo Project Schedule and Corporate Update
Baja Mining Corp. ("Baja" or the "Company") (TSX: BAJ)(OTCQB: BAJFF) wishes to provide an update on the Boleo Project construction schedule and the SRK Boleo technical report, based on the latest information provided to it by Minera y Metalurgica del Boleo, S.A.P.I. de C.V. ("MMB") MarketWire

Senate Review of Innovation Act Favors Practicing Entities Like MMRGlobal
MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCQB: MMRF), through its wholly owned subsidiary MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, applauds lawmakers of the Senate Judiciary Committee for efforts to protect the American inventor MarketWire

Texas Rare Earth Resources Posts Round Top Project Preliminary Economic Assessment on Company Website
Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER), a heavy rare earths exploration company, today announced that the complete NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for its Round Top Project has been posted on the front page of the Company's website at www.trer.com. MarketWire

Paradigm Resource Management Inks Contract After Incredible Results From Game-Changing Technology
Just days after Paradigm Resource Management Corporation (OTCQB: PRDC) released another round of incredible assay test results, it's already attracting plenty of attention from the industry. Late last week TOSS Plasma Technologies (TPT), a company in Paradigm Resource's investment portfolio, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Harvests Holdings Co MarketWire

RealBiz Media Initiates Beta for Next Generation Microvideo App
RealBiz Media Group, Inc (OTCQB: RBIZ) announced the introduction of its upgraded Microvideo App (MVA). This enhanced agent marketing product will have several new agent tools and video products that can greatly enhance the real estate agents ability to market both their properties and them. MarketWire

MetaStat, Inc. Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Its MenaCalc(TM) Platform
MetaStat, Inc MarketWire

Ahlstrom to sell its shares in Jujo Thermal to Nippon Paper Industries
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE December 23, 2013 at 15.15  GlobeNewswire

Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP Assists in Major Branded and Generic Pharmaceutical Industry Private Equity Sale
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP (SRFF), a leading corporate securities law firm headquartered in New York City, acted as counsel to pharmaceutical companies Vertical Pharmaceuticals and Trigen Laboratories in negotiating the sale of a controlling interest in connection with the bid by Avista Capital Partners MarketWire

IEG Holdings Corp. dba Mr. Amazing Loans Secures $5 Million Equity Line From DME Capital, LLC
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 23, 2013) - IEG Holdings Corp (OTC PINK: IEGH), a provider of $2,000 to $10,000 online personal loans to consumers, announced that it has entered into a $5 million common stock purchase agreement with DME Capital LLC, a leading institutional investor. The Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the U.S MarketWire

Kleangas Energy Technologies, Inc., Announces the Completion of the Acquisition of Green Day Technologies, Inc.
Kleangas Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: KGET) announces that the Company has completed the acquisition of Green Day Technologies, Inc. The operational aspects of the acquisition are complete. The mechanics of share exchange have been worked out and now have to be implemented which should be finalized by the end of January 2014. Green Day Technologies, Inc MarketWire

USC Honors Southern California Telephone & Energy Chief Executive Officer, Greg Michaels
As the annual NCAA bowl games approach, esteemed University of Southern California (USC) celebrates an historic 125 years of athletic tradition MarketWire

Network Marketing Powerhouse C. Anthony Harris Joins ViSalus
C. Anthony Harris announced today that he has joined the Promoter ranks of the Vi Community. ViSalus, Inc. is the company behind the #1 90-Day weight-loss and fitness challenge platform in North America. MarketWire

Aeolus Announces Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: AOLS), a biotechnology company developing compounds to protect against radiological and chemical threats with significant funding from the US Government, announced today financial results for the three months and twelve months ended September 30, 2013. MarketWire

Newegg Files Opposition to Soverain Software's Plea for Supreme Court Review and Challenges Soverain's Misrepresentations to Congress
Newegg.com announced today that it has filed an opposition to Soverain Software's petition for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court and has also responded to a letter Soverain wrote to Chairman Robert Goodlatte of the House Judiciary Committee MarketWire

Global Consulting Firm Booz & Company Approves Combination With PwC
Booz & Company's global partners have voted overwhelmingly to approve a combination with PwC. The two organizations announced October 30th they had signed a conditional merger agreement. Following the required regulatory approvals and assuming the fulfillment of other customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to conclude in the first quarter of 2014. MarketWire

GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service Named Trend-Setting Product in Data for 2014 by Database Trends and Applications
GenieDB, a provider of a leading Database-as-a-Service solution for MySQL, today announced that its recently-launched GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service technology has been featured by Database Trends and Applications in its inaugural list of trend-setting data management and analysis products MarketWire

New AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Deliver Unprecedented Levels of Performance for New Mac Pro
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced dual AMD FirePro™ professional graphics solutions (GPUs) deliver unprecedented levels of performance for the new Mac Pro. The AMD FirePro™ D300, D500 and D700 professional GPUs offer exceptional compute power and reliability for creativity and productivity in a wide range of applications MarketWire

Basware renews invoice automation agreement with major public organization in Finland
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, December 23, 2013 at 15:00Basware renews invoice automation agreement with major public organization in FinlandBasware has renewed the agreement on the delivery of invoice automation services with a major public organization in Finland. The services enable the customer to process all received invoices electronically GlobeNewswire

Konica Minolta Employees Participated in the Cleaning of the Shores of Singapore Under the National Environment Agency's Seashore Life Programme
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OMERS Private Equity Enters Into an Agreement to Sell Maxxam Analytics International Corporation to Bureau Veritas SA
OMERS Private Equity ("OPE"), the private equity investment arm of OMERS, has entered into an agreement to sell Maxxam Analytics International Corporation (together with its affiliates, "Maxxam" or the "Company") to France-based public company Bureau Veritas SA ("Bureau Veritas") for an enterprise value of CAD$650 million MarketWire

MIND Announces Two New Meaningful Wins
MIND C.T.I. LTD. (NASDAQ: MNDO), a leading provider of convergent end-to-end billing and customer care product based solutions for service providers as well as call accounting solutions, today announced it has won two new significant deals, one at the beginning of the quarter and one that closed last week. MarketWire

Bombardier to Supply 30 Additional Regio 2N Double-Deck EMUs in France
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that SNCF has exercised an option for 30 additional Regio 2N double-deck electric multiple units. The order, which will be financed by the Regions, is valued at approximately 277 million euro ($379 million US). It is part of a 2010 contract with SNCF for up to 860 trains for the French Regions. MarketWire

Longreach Oil & Gas Limited: Foum Draa Operational Update
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Red Eagle Mining Completes $4,166,666 Financing
Red Eagle Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE: RD) (OTCQX: RDEMF) is pleased to announce that Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings LLC ("LMM"), a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has completed the purchase of a 1% net smelter royalty (the "Royalty") on a portion of Red Eagle Mining's Santa Rosa Gold Project for $4,166,666 MarketWire

Digital Chosun Ilbo Announces '2013 Consumer Power Hit in Korea Award'
Digital Chosun Ilbo (KOSDAQ: 033130) and Business & TV (http://businesstv.chosun.com/) announced '2013 Consumer Power Hit in Korea Award', sponsored by Trade, Industry and Energy Committee of The National Assembly, Presidential Council on Intellectual Property, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Republic of Korea. MarketWire

Governing Transport Society Study Highly Recommends Mandating Moto Meters Across 1/3 of Planet
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Eastern Asian Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) has just published a study that highly recommends all motorcycle taxis be equipped with meters MarketWire

Ithaca Energy Announces Additional Shares Listing
Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: IAE)(LSE: IAE) MarketWire

Tektronix Communications Completes Strategic Acquisition of Newfield Wireless
Tektronix Communications, the world's leading Telecoms Intelligence Provider, announced today that it has acquired Newfield Wireless, a privately held pioneer in next-generation mobile network optimization with geoanalytics intelligence. MarketWire

Titan Pharmaceuticals Receives Official Minutes From FDA Meeting on Probuphine New Drug Application
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP) today announced the receipt of the official minutes (the "Minutes") from a Type C meeting with the U.S MarketWire

One Horizon Group Engages MZ Group for Investor Relations
One Horizon Group, Inc. (OTCQB: OHGI) ("One Horizon" or the "Company"), which develops and licenses the world's most bandwidth efficient mobile voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") platform for smart phones, today announced that it has retained MZ Group as its investor relations advisor. MarketWire

"My Mortgage Application Was Denied... Now What?"
Mortgage applications sometimes get declined, rejected, or denied. If this happens to you, don't panic! Mortgage financing may still be available. In fact, you may be able to obtain a new loan with surprising speed. MarketWire

San Gabriel Valley Residential Realtors Mark and Cynthia Cohn Win "Best Realtors" Award for Second Consecutive Year
For the second consecutive year, the Residential Realtor® team of Mark and Cynthia Cohn of deasy/penner&cohn have been named "Best Realtors" in the Best of Pasadena 2013 readership poll. The annual contest by Pasadena Weekly defines the top business leaders in the community. This is the Cohns' second win, having previously received Best Realtors in 2012 MarketWire

OG&E Fine-Tunes Environmental Compliance Spending Plan, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), plans to make significant environmental compliance investments, but it's not clear yet if the utility will spend $1 billion, $1.5 billion or some other sum to bring its coal-fired power plants into compliance with federal laws MarketWire

Lincoln Military Housing Delivers Holiday Cheer for Military Families
The holidays are a magical time of year for many. With the promise of presents under the tree, family visits, and time off to spend with loved ones, this time of year brings good cheer and the promise of an exciting New Year MarketWire

GOGL - Financial Calendar
Golden Ocean Group Limited plans to release its financial statements on the following dates in 2014: GlobeNewswire

Revolutionary Bitcoin Coupon Service Launches
Localbitcoins.com, the leading online marketplace for trading bitcoins with people in your area has introduced a redeemable coupon service, making it the most hassle free way to receive bitcoins.   The new feature aims to streamline the exchange of bitcoins for in person cash payments by removing the need for 3rd party payment processors and lengthy customer identification protocols GlobeNewswire

Daum Communications: One of the Most Beautiful Calendar Apps for Android "SolCalendar" Unveiled in the Netherlands
SEOUL, KOREA--(Marketwired - Dec 23, 2013) - Daum Communications (KOSDAQ: 035720), one of South Korea's largest portals, is introducing its beautiful calendar application -- SolCalendar -- in Dutch through Sol Studio at Daum. GlobeNewswire

TGS Announces 3D Multi-client Seismic Survey Offshore South Australia
ASKER, NORWAY (23 December 2013) TGS has announced the acquisition of a 3D multi-client seismic survey, The Nerites 3D, which covers 8,300 km2 in the Great Australian Bight, offshore South Australia GlobeNewswire

Heijmans to realize 1st phase Roermond Laurentius Hospital
Heijmans was granted provisional contract award for the modernization of the Laurentius Hospital in Roermond GlobeNewswire

SeaBird Exploration Plc: 2014 Financial Calendar
23 December 2013, Limassol, Cyprus GlobeNewswire

TiGenix : TiGenix secures EUR 10 million in financing from Kreos Capital
Regulated informationDecember 23, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Kitron: Financial Calendar for 2014
(2013-12-23) The Board of Directors of Kitron ASA presents the financial calendar for 2014: GlobeNewswire

Norske Skog entered into new long term sales agreements in Australasia
Norske Skog has separately entered into new long-term supply agreements for newsprint and improved grade paper with the Australian media groups News Limited and Fairfax Media Limited. Both these customers had existing supply agreements with Norske Skog that were due to expire in June 2015 that have been replaced by new agreements that run until the middle of 2020. GlobeNewswire

Kemira Oyj sells ChemSolutions' formic acid business to Taminco Corporation
Kemira OyjStock Exchange ReleaseDecember 23, 2013 at 9.00 am (CET+1) Kemira signed an agreement today to sell its formic acid business, including the feed and the airport runway deicing product lines, to Taminco (Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA). The businesses sold had combined revenue of approximately EUR 140 million in 2012 GlobeNewswire

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