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Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP Files Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Bad Faith Rejection of Premium All-Cash Offers for the Empire State Building
Leading shareholder rights' law firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP ("BLB&G") today announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the passive investors (the "Participants") in Empire State Building Associates L.L.C. ("ESBA") against the individuals and entity that controlled the Empire State Building, namely, Anthony E. Malkin, Peter L MarketWire

BMO Harris Financial Advisors New Year's Study: Missourians to Focus on Getting Financially Fit in 2014

BMO Harris Financial Advisors Study: Twenty-Seven Percent of Minnesotans Surveyed Will Be Making a New Year's Financial Resolution for 2014

BMO Harris Financial Advisors Study: Sixty-Eight Percent of Americans Surveyed Will Be Making a New Year's Resolution for 2014

BMO Harris Financial Advisors Study: Fewer Than Forty Percent of Arizonans Surveyed Have a Financial Plan

December 31 Deadline for 2013 College Savings Deduction
RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - Time is running out for Virginia taxpayers to earn a 2013 state income tax deduction for contributions to their Virginia529 college savings accounts. Contributions must be made by December 31, 2013 to qualify. MarketWire

Share subscriptions with Kesko's 2007C options

Prosafe SE: Mandatory notification of trade
Roger Cornish, Director of the Board of Prosafe SE, on 23 December purchased 7,000 shares in Prosafe SE at NOK 45.542774 per share. After this, Mr. Cornish owns 7,000 shares in Prosafe SE. GlobeNewswire

Oslo 27 December 2013 GlobeNewswire

Valero Alamo Bowl a Sellout for Texas Longhorns and Oregon Ducks
SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - Organizers of the post-season 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl have run out of tickets with a week to go before kick-off. Alamo Bowl officials say the game is now officially sold out. This year will mark the third straight sellout for the collegiate football game and the sixth in the last eight years MarketWire

Treasurer McCord: Only Days Remain to Save on Taxes by Saving for College
HARRISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - State Treasurer Rob McCord today reminded Pennsylvanians time is running out to reduce 2013 state taxes by saving for college with the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program. Pennsylvanians who open or contribute to a PA 529 account by Dec. 31 can take advantage of a state income tax deduction and gift tax exclusion, he said. MarketWire

Starbucks in the Philadelphia Market Raise Nearly $30k to Support Go4theGoal Foundation's Adopt a Family Program This Holiday Season
CHERRY HILL, NJ--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - Over 100 Starbucks in the Southern New Jersey/ Pennsylvania region partnered with Go4theGoal to support their Adopt a Family program. Employees and customers of Starbucks worked together to fulfill the holiday wish lists of 25 families with children battling cancer at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and St MarketWire

Brilliant Baby Products Sends Celebrity Gift Baskets Just in Time for the Holidays
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - What's hot for the holidays? Brilliant Baby Products' Celebrity Gift Baskets! Brilliant Baby Products is vertically integrated into the juvenile products industry offering a fully customizable approach to building businesses through Public Relations, Internet Marketing, Media, Packaging and Product Sales MarketWire

Conshohocken Hotel Offers Great Deal for the Holidays
This holiday season, explore the exciting city of Philadelphia without breaking the bank at the Philadelphia Marriott West, a premier hotel outside of Philadelphia. MarketWire

Make the Most of Winter Break by Staying at a Hotel Near Wells Fargo Center Showcasing a Variety of Events
There's still time to make the most of winter break with quality family time. Tickets to upcoming events at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia when combined with PHL hotel deals will make a quick trip or family vacation to Philadelphia easier than ever. MarketWire

3 Tips to Get Unstuck in 2014 From Extra Mile Man
Motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson knows a few secrets about getting up after life knocks us down. The Founder of Extra Mile Day, Anderson has interviewed hundreds of people who have felt life's sting and then demonstrated a remarkable ability to overcome personal setback and accomplish something extraordinary. MarketWire

Baltimore Hotels Offer Science Adventurers a 'Mummified' Look Into the Past
Discovering the future through a look at the past, an extraordinary opportunity awaits weekend visitors of the Maryland Science Center where a collection entitled "Mummies of the World" is entering its final weeks of exhibition. MarketWire

Ring in 2014 With Stress-Free Shuttle Service From Downtown Orlando Hotel
Ringing in the New Year at the Courtyard Orlando Downtown means picking and choosing from countless events, parties, and dining options in Florida. The New Year is a time where special ticketed events, downtown block parties and theme park celebrations provide fun events for revelers of all ages. MarketWire

Matthew Patrick Finds the Perfect Escape Being 'The Fool I've Got To Be,' Exploring His Love of Blues, Rock, Country and 'Redneck Reggae' on His New EP 'Yard Sale'
Sharing the straight, unapologetic truth about who he is as a person and artist, Matthew Patrick ( speaks for struggling indie artists with a day job on "The Fool I've Got To Be," a quirky, country flavored tune on his new five-track EP Yard Sale. MarketWire

Brooklyn Hotel Welcomes Travelers Eager to See the World's Largest Gingerbread Village
New York, it seems, has a monopoly on holiday cheer. From the Rockefeller Center's iconic ice rink, to theater performances, decorations and New Year's Eve events, the Big Apple rivals Santa's workshop for seasonal spirit. The latest addition to the bevy of Christmastime attractions is what has been officially declared the world's largest gingerbread village MarketWire

Shop for Gifts at Quaint Boutique Stores in Bergen County
When it comes to finding the perfect gift, one could head to the mall, where they'll likely be fighting the crowds over items that are high in demand but low in creativity MarketWire

Newark Banquet Halls Offer Meeting Planners Free iPad Mini With Upcoming Events
Meeting planners go above and beyond to ensure everything goes according to plan, from arranging guests' arrival to knowing which presentation should be showed when. To make things a little easier -- and to offer hard-working planners a little reward -- the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott is holding a special iPad promotion. MarketWire

Gaslamp San Diego Hotel Renovation Team Honored With Gold Key Award
Banks and hotels aren't usually coupled together, but the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown mastered this pairing in their recent renovation of the hotel located in the former San Diego Trust & Savings Bank building MarketWire

Restaurant in Richmond, British Columbia Revitalizes Local Dining Scene With Its New Menu
When travellers arrive someplace new, there's only one thing that's as important as seeing the sights, and that is trying the food. From representing a nation's traditional cuisine, to pushing boundaries of contemporary dining, a new city's restaurants often top a visitor's to-try list MarketWire

Mummery and Revelry Punctuate the New Year at Downtown Hotels in Philadelphia
Deciding how to spend New Year's Eve usually revolves around choices concerning dinner, drinks and some form of group celebration. But at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, such pedestrian options are swept away amid the thrumming music and glittering costumes of its New Year's Eve Mummers Package. MarketWire

Courtyard Wall at Monmouth Shores Corporate Park Is the Ideal Place to Celebrate the New Year
The Jersey Shore may be known for its boardwalks and beaches, but it's also a great place to celebrate the New Year. Ring in 2014 at the Courtyard Wall at Monmouth Shores Corporate Park, a premier hotel in Ocean County, NJ. MarketWire

Residence Inn Neptune at Gateway Centre Is the Ideal Place to Celebrate the New Year
Ten...nine...eight... There's nothing more exciting than counting down to the New Year. Ring in 2014 at the Residence Inn Neptune at Gateway Centre, a premier hotel in Ocean County, NJ. MarketWire

Hotel in Boston, MA Rings in 2014 With Amazing Food, Fireworks and Fun
New Year's Eve parties have come a long way from tame sing-alongs of "Auld Lang Syne." And as cities across the country prepare to welcome 2014 in a variety of ways, the exciting, high-energy events in Boston make the city one of the most popular destinations in which to celebrate, especially when visitors stay at the ideally situated Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel. MarketWire

Custom Petals Supports the Environment and U.S. Veterans Through Solar Panel Adoption Program
Custom Petals 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). Their participation in SolarCure's Adopt-a-Solar-Panel program will help provide free electricity to a VFW and save them over $141,000 over the warrantied life span of the solar panel system. MarketWire

Brick Top Productions (OTCQB: BTOP) Acquires Emmy Award-Winning Entertainment Production Company, High Five Entertainment
Brick Top Productions, Inc MarketWire

Brekford Corp. Expands Into Long Island Region of New York State
Brekford Corp MarketWire

Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate... So This January, Discover Michigan Skiing
Ski areas across the state have teamed up with Michigan McDonald's restaurants to offer a popular and very affordable introduction to skiing and snowboarding, called Discover Michigan Skiing. MarketWire

Rooms Are Still Available at This Luxury Tampa Hotel for the Night of the Outback Bowl
Get your tickets for the Outback Bowl and book your stay at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Rooms are still available for the night of the game at this Tampa area hotel, an official partner of the Outback Bowl. A special rate of just $199 per night with a minimum 2-night stay is available. MarketWire

James N. Smoak Resigns Position as Director at Yadkin Financial Corporation
Yadkin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: YDKN) announced today the resignation of Director James N. Smoak, effective December 20, 2013. Mr. Smoak has served as a director since 1987, and served as Chief Executive Officer of legacy Yadkin Valley Bank from 1997-2002. MarketWire

Tarrrytown Hotel Deals Set the Stage for Relaxing Weekend Getaways
Take a break with your special someone and create a romantic Hudson Valley weekend getaway this winter with Westchester Marriott's plush accommodations and great hotel deals. MarketWire

New iPad Mini Giveaway Makes It Easy to Choose Meeting Venue in Long Island
Deciding to book a meeting at the Long Island Marriott is made easy for planners because of all its attractive business features. After all, few event coordinators would pass up this business-friendly hotel, where modern, flexible event spaces are complemented by a location that's easy to access via plane, train or car MarketWire

Meeting Planners Enjoy Bonus When Booking Bergen County Event Space
Running a meeting can often mean planners are running around, but with the latest promotion at the Park Ridge Marriott, planners will be able to keep things running smoothly with the touch of a button. MarketWire

Union Equity, Inc.
In the news release, "Union Equity, Inc. Announces Shareholder Update," issued Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by Union Equity, Inc. (OTC Pink: UNQT), we are advised by the company that the firm's website address should not have been included in the release. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Ludlow Research Issues Opinion on BMRK Based on Pending Launch of Commercial Antifreeze Product
BenchMark Energy Corp (OTC Pink: BMRK), a refiner and supplier of Glycerin for commercial processes, announces research report on company, based on pending commercial launch of retail brand antifreeze product called BenchMark Antifreeze. MarketWire

MCW Energy Group's Oil Sands Extraction Plant in Asphalt Ridge, Utah Makes Significant Assembly Progress in Q4-2013, Now 60% Assembled
MCW Energy Group (TSX VENTURE: MCW) (MCW.V) ("MCW"), a Canadian holding company involved in fuel distribution and the creation of oil sands extraction technology, today announced significant progress on the fabrication and assembly programs of its first oil sands extraction plant on its lease in the Asphalt Ridge Region of Utah, approximately 1.6 miles from Vernal. MarketWire

John F. Sharkey III Elected to Pathfinder Bank Board of Directors
John F. Sharkey III has been elected to the Board of Directors of Pathfinder Bank (NASDAQ: PBHC), according to Janette Resnick, Chair of the Board. MarketWire

New Year's Eve Celebrations in Iceland Live Online
For those who are intrigued to discover how the locals celebrate New Year's Eve in Iceland, but aren't fortunate enough to make it in person, they can now be a part of the festivities anywhere in the world via an online webcam by Icelandic telecommunications company, Mila, in association with Iceland Naturally. MarketWire

Specialty Pharmacy Group Makes $10 Million Strategic Investment in Physician-Centered Healthcare Company
Hygea Holdings Corp. announced today it received a $2,000,0000 installment against a $10,000,000 equity investment from Tampa, Fla.-based One Stop Rx LLC. The deal calls for One Stop to purchase the common shares of Hygea for $0.2175 per share and to invest the entire balance of the $10,000,000 capital infusion in monthly installments by the end of fourth quarter 2014. MarketWire

Brekford Corp. Looks Forward to Renewed Growth Opportunities in 2014
Brekford Corp MarketWire

Vivakor Announces Completion of Forward Stock Split
Vivakor Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VIVK) announces the completion of a forward stock split. The ten-for-one forward split was effective on December 16, 2013. For a period of 20 days the trading symbol will be "VIVKD" and thereafter will revert to "VIVK." MarketWire

Ubiquiti's UniFi(TM) Platform Revenues Jump by More Than 200 Percent From the Previous Quarter, According to Gartner Report
Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNT) ("Ubiquiti") has seen its enterprise WLAN equipment revenue jump more than 200% in the past quarter, according to analyst firm Gartner's report released this month, "Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 3Q13." MarketWire

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. Announces Meeting and Record Date and Approval of Advance Notice Policy
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or "the Company") (OTCQB: SBOTF) (TSX VENTURE: KLH) announced today that it will hold an annual general and special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") on February 13, 2014. The record date for the shareholders entitled to vote at the Meeting has been set as shareholders of record as at the close of business on January 9, 2014. MarketWire

East Harlem Tutorial Program Recipient of $15 Million Challenge Gift From Marilyn and James Simons, Among Top Five Individual Gifts Ever to Support New York City K-12 Public Education, Largest of Its Kind in East Harlem
East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), the community-based operator of college prep after-school programs and public charter schools, has received a $15 million challenge gift from philanthropists Marilyn and James Simons MarketWire

Fairfield Inn & Suites in Toronto Offers All-Star Accommodations for Hockey Tourney
The United States may be known for baseball and apple pie, but hockey belongs to Canada -- as does the 42nd Annual International Silver Stick® Brampton Regional Hockey Tournament. For this year's event, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Mississauga is happy to host players, coaches, families and friends with convenient, affordable accommodations just 4.6 km away. MarketWire

The Benefits of Off Season Travel: Martha's Vineyard
During the summer, visitors flock to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard for its fine beaches and a glimpse of its rich and famous residents. If you'd like to avoid the crowds, you can learn more about the benefits of off season travel with Marriott's new infographic. You'll love learning a better time to visit Martha's Vineyard for a slower, quieter alternative. MarketWire

Ad hoc: HEAD NV Announces Results of the Conditional Offer to Buy Back Shares in Head NV.
Head N.V. /Ad hoc: HEAD NV Announces Results of the Conditional Offer to Buy Back Shares in Head NV. . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

BlackRock, Inc.'s holding in Neste Oil Corporation above 5%
Neste Oil CorporationStock Exchange Release27 December 2013 at 4.00 pm (EET)BlackRock, Inc.'s holding in Neste Oil Corporation above 5%Neste Oil Corporation has received on 27 December 2013 an announcement pursuant to Chapter 9, Section 5 of the Securities Markets Act regarding a change in its shareholding.BlackRock, Inc GlobeNewswire

Swiftpage Wins Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year Award by The M&A Advisor, LLC
Swiftpage, a leading provider of integrated marketing and CRM solutions for individuals, small businesses and mobile sales teams, was awarded the Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year in the $10MM to $50MM category by The M&A Advisor for their acquisition of Act! and Saleslogix assets from Sage Group PLC MarketWire

Avangate's Affiliate Network Boasts Over 200% Surge in Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales
REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - December 27, 2013) - Avangate, the leading Digital Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Online Services companies to grow their business worldwide, announced that Software and Online Service sales during the 2013 Black Friday / Cyber Monday period registered over 200% increase compared to the same period last year. MarketWire

Sunergy Management Returns From Successful Visit to West Africa and Commences Operations in Dredging for Gold, Diamonds and Black Sands to Produce Cash Flow in 2014
Sunergy, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB: SNEY) is pleased to announce that Management has returned from West Africa completing arrangements to commence its dredging operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone under the supervision of Dredgemaster David Price. Mr MarketWire

Dubai Expo Win Has Global Equity Partners Ahead of the Game
Global Equity International Inc. and its fully owned subsidiary Global Equity Partners Plc. (OTCQB: GEQU), a specialist consultancy firm with offices located in Dubai and London, is pleased to announce that it has been a strong year for the UAE markets. By the end of November, the Dubai benchmark stock index had increased by 82%, becoming one of the best performing markets globally in 2013 MarketWire

Lincoln Military Housing Makes Generous Donation to Navy SEAL Foundation
On May 18th, 2013, the 5th annual "Barona Race Day Salute to the Military" event took place in Lakeside, CA. This incredible event was held at the 1/8-mile Barona Race Track and was a private event for Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) residents from the San Diego area MarketWire

Reality Crowd TV Host, Manolis Sfinarolakis, Shares Vision and Top 10 Predictions for the Crowdfunding Industry in 2014
Like many immigrants, the Sfinarolakis family moved to the United States to live out the American dream. As a small boy, Manolis Sfinarolakis watched his parents navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of becoming entrepreneurs as they launched Constantine's, a family-owned and funded Greek restaurant MarketWire

Long Troubled Virginia Ethanol Plant in the News Again, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In 2007 during the ethanol boom, Osage Bio Energy LLC (Roanoke, Virginia) began plans to construct a $160 million, 65 million gallon per year ethanol production plant on 55 acres in Virginia. The plant was constructed but sat idle for years, and now could start production in 2014 thanks to a U.K. firm. MarketWire

Outotec and MMX Sudeste Mineração S.A. enter into legal dispute over contractual obligations in a filter delivery

Outotec wins EUR 100 million orders in Turkey

FLSmidth to supply cement production line in Qatar
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 37-2013, 27 December 2013. GlobeNewswire

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CapMan Plc            Stock Exchange Release         27 December 2013 at 9.45 a.m. EET GlobeNewswire

DNO International ASA: Financial Calendar for 2014
DNO will present quarterly financial statements on the following dates in 2014: GlobeNewswire

Sobi to temporarily withdraw New Drug Application for Orfadin® oral suspension in the US
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) announced today its decision to withdraw the company's New Drug Application for an oral suspension of Orfadin in the US GlobeNewswire

KONE wins order for tallest building in Guangxi Province, China
KONE Corporation, press release, December 27, 2013 GlobeNewswire

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