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Franklin Resources, Inc. Announces Month-End Assets Under Management
Franklin Resources, Inc. (Franklin Templeton Investments) (NYSE: BEN) today reported preliminary month-end assets under management by the company's subsidiaries of $870.6 billion at November 30, 2013, compared to $869.0 billion at October 31, 2013, and $768.8 billion at November 30, 2012. MarketWire

Liberty Tax Service Reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Results
JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) (the "Company"), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, today reported a net loss for the second fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2013, of $8.5 million, or $0.66 per share, compared to a net loss of $6.1 million, or $0.47 per share, in the prior year period. MarketWire

Binswanger Named Exclusive Agent for Major Industrial Building in Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Binswanger has been named exclusive agent by Kloeckner Metals Corporation to represent them for the sale of their outstanding 378,000 sq. ft. facility on 25 acres located at 555 State Road in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. MarketWire

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 9, 2013 GlobeNewswire

Novartis drug Jakavi® improved overall survival of patients with myelofibrosis in four separate analyses of long-term Phase III studies
Novartis International AG /Novartis drug Jakavi® improved overall survival of patients with myelofibrosis in four separate analyses of long-term Phase III studies . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

The New Square Reader: Swiping Never Felt So Good
Today Square released the latest generation of the pioneering credit card reader that empowers millions of people to accept credit cards. The all-new Square Reader is built with custom-designed components for better performance, easier use and an elegant, thinner design. MarketWire

Delrand Updates DRC Diamond Exploration Activity
Delrand Resources Limited ("Delrand" or the "Company") (TSX: DRN)(JSE: DRN) provides an update on its diamond exploration activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the "DRC"). MarketWire

Deep Well Appoints Experienced Banker and Entrepreneur to Its Board of Directors
Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. (and its subsidiaries "Deep Well" or "Company") (OTCQB: DWOG) are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pascal Node-Langlois to the Board of Directors of Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. MarketWire

Top Chicago Tours 2013: Best Tours for the Holiday Season Ranked by ChicagoTraveler.com
Last week the team of Chicago tourism experts at ChicagoTraveler.com revealed the 2013 best Chicago tours. Taking into account value, tour length, creativity and customer reviews, this guide to best of 2013 Chicago tours includes different tour types that all have one thing in common: they are the best in the city. MarketWire

AIA Worldwide Appoints Seasoned HR Marketing Expert to Lead New Satellite Office in Ireland
AIA Worldwide, announced today that Fiona O'Sullivan, a proven leader in HR communication, marketing and business development, has joined the company as country manager for its newly established satellite office in Dublin, Ireland. MarketWire

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces Quarterly Preferred Dividend of $0.5391 per Share
Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: ARI) today announced the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend on the Company's 8.625% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock of $0.5391 per share for the quarterly period ending on January 15, 2014 MarketWire

SEI Whitepaper: Wealth Management Industry Must Embrace Business Model Reinvention to Improve Enterprise Risk Management
As current business models in the wealth management space are faced with added risk pressure from expanding industry challenges, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has become critical in supporting a firm's business strategy and growth, according to a whitepaper released today by SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) MarketWire

SpareBank 1 SMN: Fitch Ratings affirms credit rating
Fitch Ratings has on 6. December 2013 affirmed its credit ratings for SpareBank 1 SMN GlobeNewswire

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Announces Official Launch of SHOP Site
ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) announced the official launch of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) site. New Mexico was one of 19 states that opted to design and develop the small business-focused site on its own, in lieu of leveraging the government version MarketWire

Southern Energy Group to Acquire Sullivan Lease in Pottawatomie County, OK
PORTLAND, TN--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Southern Energy Group, Inc. (SEG) announced its agreement to acquire a stake in the Sullivan Lease located in Pottawatomie County, OK MarketWire

Public Access Stations Feature Actor Gabriel Byrne and Author Fred Waitzkin in an Extraordinary Conversation About THE DREAM MERCHANT
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - This December, don't miss an extraordinary, intimate and provocative conversation between acclaimed actor Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects, Miller's Crossing) and bestselling author of Searching for Bobby Fischer, Fred Waitzkin MarketWire

Sharecare Launches AskMD to Help Consumers Get Better Care
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Sharecare, the online health and wellness engagement platform founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, today launched AskMD, an app for iPhone and iPod touch to help you collect information about your symptoms, learn more about common causes, and connect you to the doctors and specialists qualified to treat them MarketWire

Centro Adds Advertising Industry Veteran Bob Bernstein as Regional Sales Director
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Centro (www.centro.net), a provider of digital media software and services, today announced the addition of Bob Bernstein as Regional Sales Director MarketWire

Selectica Announces Inducement Grant Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)
Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC), provider of software that accelerates sales cycles and streamlines contract processes, today announced that on December 4, 2013, the company's board of directors approved the grant of an option to purchase 186,979 shares of Selectica common stock to Blaine Mathieu, the Company's recently appointed President and CEO MarketWire

Barona Resort & Casino Shares Holiday Magic and a Trip Down Memory Lane With Its Gingerbread Village
Barona Resort & Casino has unveiled a magical gingerbread village called "Barona's North Pole" which was created by members of Barona's award-winning culinary team. The village was the vision of Chef de Cuisine Erin DePompeo working with Chef de Partied Ashley Rodney and with help from Chef Jose Barajas. MarketWire

Nexalin Technology Booming After Feature on CBS News
Nexalin Technology makes the mainstream news on WPEC-TV CBS 12 News. CBS 12 featured a breaking news piece on Nexalin Technology and how it has been helping a long time depression patient of Dr. Mark Agresti, psychiatrist and owner of Mark Agresti's M.D. & Associates. Dr MarketWire

Target Energy Limited Provides Update on Drilling of Sydney #2 Well
US-focused oil and gas producer Target Energy Limited ("Target") (OTCQX: TEXQY) (ASX: TEX) is pleased to advise that drilling operations have successfully concluded at the Sydney #2 well at its Permian Basin Fairway Project, West Texas, with the Fusselman exceeding expectations. MarketWire

Lucky Local Wins Three Jackpots in Two Days at Red Hawk Casino
It's cold outside, but the slots at Red Hawk Casino are hotter than ever, paying out more jackpots, to more players, every day. A lucky player hit it big over the weekend with more than $50,000 in winnings from three amazing jackpots. MarketWire

FormFactor, Inc. Provides Mid-Quarter Update
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) today confirmed its Q4'13 guidance of a revenue range between $46 million to $50 million, non-GAAP gross margin to be in the range of 10% to 15%, non-GAAP operating expenses to be approximately $19 million to $20 million, and Q4 cash usage of $12 to $16 million MarketWire

PrimeSport Offers Stanford & Michigan State Fans Official Ticket, VIP Hospitality and Travel Options for the 100th Rose Bowl Game(R)
PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to the biggest sporting events on the planet, is offering fans an opportunity to be a VIP at the 100th Rose Bowl Game with official tickets, VIP pre-game and in-stadium hospitality and travel packages. PrimeSport is the Official Ticket Exchange, VIP Corporate Hospitality and Travel Package Provider for the game. MarketWire

Mega Millions(R) Jackpot Climbs to $344 Million; Fourth Largest Jackpot in Mega Millions History
The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an estimated $344 million for the draw on Tuesday, Dec. 10. This is the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the largest since the world record $656 million jackpot in March 2012. The cash option would be $184 million, before taxes. MarketWire

Idahoan(R) Adds Two New Flavors to Its Honest Earth(R) Creamy Mashed Potatoes Brand
Idahoan® has added two new flavors to its popular line of packaged potatoes -- Honest Earth® Creamy Mashed Potatoes, in Buttery Homestyle and Roasted Garlic. They're the newest all natural mashed potato flavors to come out of the Idahoan test kitchens made with 100% Idaho® potatoes, blended with sea salt, butter, and roasted garlic MarketWire

National Business Advisor Simplifies the 2014 Business Planning Process
With the New Year around the corner and constant uncertainty plaguing small businesses, AdviCoach shares how business owners can effectively evaluate dangers, opportunities, and strengths to fast track their business in 2014. MarketWire

Experts at Downtown Washington D.C. Hotels Share Inside Scoop on Top D.C. Attractions
Whether visiting lush aquatic gardens, stand-up paddling on the Potomac River or discovering a hot neighborhood restaurant, Washington, DC has plenty to offer urban explorers from around the world. To get the inside scoop on things to do, Marriott International associates at the company headquarters and its D.C. area hotels we're asked to share their favorites and local knowledge. MarketWire

PrimeSport Offers Auburn & Florida State Fans Official Ticket, VIP Hospitality and Travel Options for the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship
PrimeSport, the leader in providing direct access to the biggest sporting events on the planet, is offering fans an opportunity to be a VIP at the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship with official tickets, VIP pre-game and in-stadium hospitality and travel packages. PrimeSport is the Official Ticket Exchange, VIP Corporate Hospitality and Travel Package Provider for the game. MarketWire

David Foster and Ruben Studdard to Perform at 2013 Women's Image Network Awards
The Women's Image Network, (WIN) announced today that Special Musical Performers at the 2013 Women's Image Awards will be multiple Grammy Award winner David Foster and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. The pair will be releasing Studdard's new album, on Foster's Verve Records label, in February 2014, and are expected to perform selections from the new album. MarketWire

EarthGuard Fiber Matrix Receives Multiple Industry Recognitions
Terra Novo, a leading manufacturer of erosion and sediment-control products in Bakersfield, California, has announced that its pre-packaged, one-step erosion- and sediment-control product, EarthGuard Fiber Matrix, has been accepted by the Ministry of Transportation in Alberta, CAN. and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation MarketWire

Benchmark to Target Glycerin for Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil and Natural Gas
BenchMark Energy Corporation (OTC Pink: BMRK), has announced plans to move a portion of its Glycerin supplies into hydraulic fracturing within the natural gas industry as part of its vision to expand the global Glycerin supply into new markets. MarketWire

Marco Island Hotel Offers Great Deal and an Ideal Location for a Florida Vacation
With its pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, and laid-back attitude, Marco Island is an ideal getaway for a Florida vacation. Take advantage of this special offer today to enjoy Marco Island's great beaches this holiday season at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa. MarketWire

Chattanooga Hotel Moves, Becomes Fairfield Inn & Suites Chattanooga East
Change isn't just in the air at Fairfield Inn & Suites Chattanooga East -- it's in the ground, too. After more than 20 years in the same building, the former Fairfield Inn Chattanooga is changing pace and place by moving into a new building across the street and transforming into a new and improved Fairfield Inn & Suites Chattanooga, Tennessee hotel. MarketWire

Redesigned Amsterdam Meeting Rooms Reflect Modern Work Habits and Futuristic Design
Business conferences have long inspired attendees with guest speakers, groundbreaking information and even the occasional creative presentation. But rarely will a delegate enter a conference space and experience a professional epiphany just from looking at the royal blue curtains and endless rows of chairs MarketWire

Michael J. Sullivan Joins Stifel's Private Client Group as Managing Director and Eastern Region Director
Stifel is pleased to announce that Michael J. Sullivan has joined the firm as Managing Director - Private Client Group and Eastern Region Director of its broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated. As he has for more than 29 years, Mr. Sullivan will continue to provide wealth management and investment advisory services to his clients MarketWire

Winter Storm Dumps 2 Feet of New Snow on Lake Tahoe -- More Ski Resorts Open, Reports TahoesBest.com
Colder temperatures and the storm everyone has been waiting for finally hit the Lake Tahoe basin bringing with it fresh powder and happy faces. According to the editors at TahoesBest MarketWire

SunGame Corporation Plans the Launch of Flightdeck Communicator(TM) 3D Smartphone in New Year
SunGame Corporation (OTCBB: SGMZ) has announced that it plans to launch its Flightdeck Communicator™ 3D Smartphone in the 1st Quarter next year. MarketWire

Mondo Receives 2013 "Best Places to Work" Award from Crain's New York Business
Mondo, a leading IT and digital marketing resourcing firm, today announced that it was named as one of the "Best Places to Work" in New York City by Crain's New York Business magazine. MarketWire

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to Exhibit Specialized Seals and Bearings for Motorsports at PRI 2013 Show
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (OMX: TRELB) will showcase its specialized precision seals and bearings for use in high performance motorsport applications at the 26th annual PRI (Performance Racing Industry) trade show, December 12-14, 2013, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. MarketWire

AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards Celebration & Exhibition Opening
Have you seen the small, yet grand 210 sq. ft. free-standing home, the new and renovated DC libraries that are transforming their neighborhoods, or the healing space for rehabilitating US soldiers returning from war? These are just some of 37 fascinating architectural projects you might happen upon when traveling through Washington, DC, and beyond. MarketWire

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne Reveals $2 Million Makeover
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne reveals a $2 million makeover this season, further enhancing the tropical oasis destination spa. MarketWire

Episode 4: Demos / "What I Became - The Story of Funeral: A Musical" Now Live on Sammi Girl Productions YouTube Channel
YouTube's newest and widely talked about docu-web series from Sammi Girl Productions is pleased to announce that Episode 4: Demos from the docu-web series, "What I Became - The Story of Funeral: A Musical" is now available on SammiGirlProductions.com and on the Sammi Girl Productions YouTube Channel. MarketWire

Bexil Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Bexil Corporation (PINKSHEETS: BXLC) today reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. MarketWire

Insomniac Announces 3rd Annual Electric Daisy Carnival, New York
Today, Insomniac announced that Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), New York will return to the Tri-State area for two days during Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, 2014. This is the festival's third year in the New York area, and the second time that the event will be held at MetLife Stadium -- home to two New York NFL teams MarketWire

Save the Date for Panera Bread's 2014 Investor Day
Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) announced that it will hold its 2014 Investor Day on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The meeting will commence at 10:30 AM EDT and feature presentations from senior leadership detailing the Company's strategic direction and a bakery-cafe tour. The presentation portion of the meeting will be webcast. Additional details will follow. MarketWire

Frankie Ballard to Release New Album Sunshine & Whiskey on 2/11
Warner Bros. Records guitarist-vocalist Frankie Ballard will release his brand new album, SUNSHINE & WHISKEY, on 2/11. The title couldn't be more fitting for the rising newcomer, who has launched into the Top 20 at Country radio with the smash "Helluva Life." The top-selling song marks his fastest rising single to date and is featured on the album produced by Marshall Altman. MarketWire

Global Recognition for the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
The unique experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, have been globally recognised by readers of two of the world's most prestigious travel magazines. MarketWire

Avascent's Stephen Ganyard and Christopher Meissner at the 9th US-Japan CIP Forum
On December 4th, Stephen Ganyard and Christopher Meissner of Avascent participated in the 9th Annual US-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Forum, organized by the Vanderbilt University Center for US-Japan Studies and Cooperation. MarketWire

UPDATE: NetApp to Participate in the Raymond James Conference on December 10, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the time frame for our participation at the Raymond James Systems, Semiconductors, Software & Supply Chain Conference has changed. Tim Russell, Vice President, Enterprise Software Ecosystem Group, will participate in a fireside chat at the Raymond James Conference on December 10, 2013 at an updated time of 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

Trends in CE and Smart Home for 2014: Parks Associates Analysts Highlight New Consumer and Industry Trends in Webcast Thursday, December 12
International research firm Parks Associates, host of the annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, will provide an update on the connected home market and analyze the key trends and upcoming announcements ahead of 2014 International CES in the webcast "Content, Connected CE, and the Smart Home" on Thursday, December 12, 1-2:15 P.M. CT. Media can register for a press pass at http://www MarketWire

WaterFurnace's 7 Series Recognized With 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award
WaterFurnace International, Inc., the leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, announces its 7 Series 700A11 geothermal heat pump has been honored with a prestigious 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the "heating" category. MarketWire

Hotel in Brussels Finds Its Groove With Events Highlighting Music, the Arts and More
Traveling to Brussels practically guarantees visitors a brush with the unusual. From majestic architecture to trendy gastronomy, historical sites to chocolate shops, Belgium's capital city is one of those places that just gets better with every visit MarketWire

Earthlite(R) Donates $5,000 to Aid Victims of Philippines Typhoon
Earthlite, Inc. and its employees (www.earthlite.com), the #1 brand in professional massage equipment, announces a donation of $5,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in the Philippines. MarketWire

Schenker of Canada Limited Named Official Logistics Supplier of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games
More than a million items, from folding tables and chairs to basketballs, trampolines and kayaks, will need to be transported and carefully moved off trucks at more than 50 venues for the TORONTO 2015 Games. The company behind the massive move will be Schenker of Canada Limited, the Canadian arm of DB Schenker. MarketWire

Office Ally's EHR Suite Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group
Office Ally's electronic health records product (EHR 24/7™) has been tested and certified for Stage II meaningful use under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. MarketWire

American Automobile Association Awards The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun Highest Honors in North America With Triple Five Diamonds
The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun has received the prestigious Five Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association for the sixteenth consecutive year, making it the first hotel to receive this esteemed distinction MarketWire

W Technologies, Inc. to Reorganize Its Operations Into Three New Divisions
W Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTCG) announced today that it is reorganizing the Company into three distinct lines of business as it expands its operations into new business sectors. MarketWire

BASF Earns Top Score in 2014 Corporate Equality Index
BASF today announced that it received a 100% rating on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey on corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender workplace equality. BASF joins 303 major businesses earning "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" status from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. MarketWire

PCI Synthesis Announces 2014 Trends and Predictions
PCI Synthesis, Inc. (www.pcisynthesis.com), a 15-year-old pharmaceutical manufacturer of new chemical entities (NCEs), generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and other specialty chemical products, today announced a list of trends it thinks will impact the emerging biotech and generic drug industries in 2014. MarketWire

Traditional Form Factors to Sustain Land Mobile & Handheld Satellite Market
NSR's newly released Land Mobile & Handheld Satellite Markets report finds steady growth in the aggregate market, sustained by three traditional segments, namely Comms-on-the-Pause (COTP), Traditional Handhelds and SCADA/M2M MarketWire

AudioEye and La Frontera Innovations Select Iveda Solutions Cloud-Hosted Video Surveillance Services for Monitored Affordable Housing Initiative
AudioEye®, Inc. (OTCQB: AEYE) ("AudioEye" or the "Company"), creator of the Audio Internet™ patented audio browsing and automated publishing technology platform, today announced that, along with La Frontera Innovations ("La Frontera"), it has selected Iveda Solutions, Inc MarketWire

Spindle EVP Michael Stevens to Speak at DevCon5 Conference in Universal City, California
Spindle, Inc. (OTCQB: SPDL), a leading provider of mobile commerce solutions, announced that Michael Stevens, the company's executive vice president of marketing and innovation, will deliver a presentation on mobile commerce opportunities at DevCon5, a premier conference for HTML5 and mobile application developers MarketWire

SmartMetric Biometric Card With Built In Nano Fingerprint Reader - New Advancements Make It Better, Faster and More Cost Effective
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) - Speaking today, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said that the company has been able to achieve significant cost reductions in its material and assembly costs of its world first and smallest complete in-card fingerprint reader as well as its ground breaking MedicalKeyring used for biometric safe storage of a person's medical records. MarketWire

Vantage PR Named Finalist for PRWeek Awards' Boutique PR Agency of the Year
Vantage PR announced today it has been named a finalist in the Boutique PR Agency of the Year category of the 2014 PRWeek Awards MarketWire

Revolutionary Concepts Mobile Security System Could Dominate the $16 Billion Security Alarm Services Industry
Revolutionary Concepts Inc., (OTCQB: REVO), a publicly traded company that designs and develops mobile video software and remote security communication systems, announced that it has been in talks with one of the world's largest internet related service companies to sell or license its patented mobile product portfolio MarketWire

Christina Perri Reveals Her "HEAD OR HEART"; Singer/Songwriter to Herald Eagerly Awaited New Album With Marathon North American Headline Tour; Trek Begins April 4th at Denver's Ogden Theatre; Acclaimed New Single, "Human," Available Now; "HEAD OR HEART" Arrives on March 11th
Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri has announced details of her eagerly awaited new album. "HEAD OR HEART" -- which features the brilliant new single, "Human" -- is slated for release on March 11th. "HEAD OR HEART" will be available to pre-order at iTunes beginning December 31st. MarketWire

Orefinders Identifies Inferred Mineral Resource of 10,618,000 Tonnes Averaging 1.29 Gpt Au at the Mirado Gold Project, Kirkland Lake
Orefinders Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ORX) reports that it has identified an inferred mineral resource of 10,618,000 tonnes with an average grade of 1.29 grams per tonne gold (gpt Au) in open pit, underground and three separate stockpiles located on Orefinders' 100% owned Mirado property. MarketWire

NeoStem CEO Dr. Robin Smith's Interview on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio Recap
NeoStem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBS) ("NeoStem"), a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry, today announced that Dr. Robin L. Smith, Chairman and CEO, was interviewed live on Clear Channel's "the Traders Network" DFW 1190AM hosted by Michael Yorba. The interview focused on explaining how NeoStem's cell therapy product candidates work and what it means to the marketplace. MarketWire

Rigid Global Buildings Celebrated Groundbreaking Ceremony on New Structural Steel Manufacturing Facility
Rigid Global Buildings, an industry leading manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and metal building components, broke ground today on a new structural steel manufacturing facility MarketWire

Gentex Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based lighting-assist and driver-assist systems for the automotive industry, commercial fire protection products and dimmable aircraft windows, today announced that its Board of Directors recently declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0 MarketWire

Gunvor Closes USD 1.515 Billion Revolving Credit Facility
Gunvor Group Ltd ("Gunvor" or "Group") has signed a USD 1.515 billion Revolving Credit Facility (RCF) in favor of Gunvor International B.V. and Gunvor SA (together the "Borrowers"). Launched at USD 1.2 billion, the RCF was significantly oversubscribed during syndication and was subsequently increased. MarketWire

Synergetics Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2014 Results
Synergetics USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SURG), a medical device company that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative surgical devices for ophthalmic and neurosurgical applications, today reported growth in sales and reported gross profit, operating margin, income from continuing operations and net income for the first quarter ended October 31, 2013. MarketWire

G8 Capital Acquires $35 Million Commercial Loan Secured by an Office Property in Alexandria, Virginia
G8 Capital (g8cap.com) announced today that it has recently acquired a $35 million commercial loan in Alexandria, Virginia. G8 Capital is on track to exceed $100 million in commercial loan acquisitions in 2013. MarketWire

Linkage Biosciences Launches First Real-Time PCR KIR Test
Linkage Biosciences announced the launch of the first commercially available real-time PCR KIR genotyping test at the 39th annual meeting of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) MarketWire

NEWave(R) Installs TINCheck Software at 18 Station Casinos' Nevada Destinations
Station Casinos was NEWave's first customer 20 years ago. Now NEWave®, the leading software supplier to the gaming industry, has again expanded its relationship with Station Casinos, installing its TINCheck software at 18 Station Casinos gaming and entertainment destinations in Nevada. MarketWire

Antitrust Partner Bruce Colbath Joins Sheppard Mullin New York
Bruce A. Colbath has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice group, based in the firm's New York office. Colbath joins from Weil, Gotshal & Manges. MarketWire

Vendini Launches All-in-One Festival Solution With RFID
Vendini, Inc. today announced a partnership with Birthplace of Country Music® (BCM), the parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. This partnership extends Vendini's all-in-one Festival Solution to include Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with Vendini's ticketing, marketing and logistics solutions MarketWire

Vishay Intertechnology's HiRel Systems Division Earns ISO 14001:2004 Certification for Marshall, Minn., Plant
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company's HiRel Systems Division has earned the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 certification for its Marshall, Minn., plant. The ISO 14001:2004 registration audit was conducted by UL DQS Inc., and the site was certified for the design and manufacture of magnetic devices. MarketWire

Australian International Documentary Conference Announces Stephen Lambert, Chief Executive of Studio Lambert and Chairman of All3Media Group Will Speak During DocWeek
AIDC has announced Stephen Lambert chairman of All3Media America as keynote speaker for the 2014 Conference in Adelaide, Australia. MarketWire

Santa Barbara and Off Season Travel
Though visiting Santa Barbara, California in January is technically considered off season travel, year-round sun and vibrant cultural events make the "American Riviera" a great vacation destination. Visitors feel as if they have the town to themselves as they enjoy a fabulous sunset on a mild evening, seeing the day's last rays softly lighting red terracotta roofs. MarketWire

BAKERCORP INTERNATIONAL, INC. ACQUIRES ASSETS OF KASELCO LLC
Seal Beach, CA- BakerCorp, an industry leader in containment, pumping, filtration and shoring equipment rental solutions, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of privately held Kaselco LLC, a manufacturer and provider of Water Treatment Solution Systems. GlobeNewswire

SDRL - Seadrill Limited Announces Closing of Public Offering and Private Placement of Seadrill Partners LLC
Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill") (NYSE: SDRL) announced today that it has completed its purchase from Seadrill Partners LLC ("Seadrill Partners") of 3,394,916 common units, representing liability company interests in Seadrill Partners, at a price of $29.50 per common unit in a private placement. GlobeNewswire

Seadrill Partners LLC Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters' Option, Closing of Public Offering and Closing of Private Placement to Seadrill Limited
Seadrill Partners LLC ("Seadrill Partners" or the "Company") (NYSE: SDLP) announced today that its previously announced public offering (the "Offering") of 11,200,000 common units representing liability company interests at a price of $29.50 per common unit has closed GlobeNewswire

IDAHO COMMERCE: Cowgirl Chocolates Now Fulfilling Orders in Taiwan, France
NEWS RELEASE:For Immediate Release GlobeNewswire

Nestlé first major multi-national to launch human rights white paper
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé first major multi-national to launch human rights white paper. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG announces the manufacturing and distribution of its globally respected Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy Products in the U.S.
Seneffe - Belgium, December 9, 2013. Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG (Euronext: EZBG; Reuters: EZBG.BR; Bloomberg: EZBG: BB) is pleased to announce that it is resuming production and distribution in its recently acquired manufacturing facility in Oxford, Connecticut (USA) GlobeNewswire

Songa Offshore SE : Statement by the Board of Directors in connection with EGM to be held on 18 December 2013
Reference is made to the press release made by Songa Offshore SE (the "Company") on 26 November 2013 regarding the notice of an extraordinary general meeting in connection with the private placement of shares and the convertible bond issue described in the announcements made by the Company on 25 November 2013 and 26 November 2013. GlobeNewswire

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ): New phase 3 data confirm long-lasting characteristics of rFIXFc and rFVIIIFc across multiple haemophilia populations
Interim analyses from phase 3 paediatric studies suggest prolonged half-life of investigational long-lasting therapies in children under age 12. GlobeNewswire

North American Partners in Anesthesia Expands Pennsylvania Presence With Memorial Hospital Partnership
MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the United States, today announced its partnership with Memorial Hospital located in York, PA MarketWire

RenewData(R) Compliant With HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule
RenewData, a legal consulting and technology company with solutions that address the full spectrum of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), today announced that it has completed a successful third-party assessment of the company's security practices and protocols MarketWire

Itonis Pharmaceuticals Appoints New Scientific Officer to Guide Clinical Process for Homeopathic Products
Itonis, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITNS) and Charles Hensley, Ph.D., the inventor of the Zicam® cold remedy, are pleased to announce today the addition of Ernesto Barron to Dr. Hensley's product development team. Mr. Barron will serve as Itonis Phamaceuticals' Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Clinical Research. MarketWire

Waba Financial Announces the Purchase of Meadowbrook Industrial in St. Louis Park
Waba Financial has acquired the 3938 Meadowbrook Road Building located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MarketWire

Columbia Utilities and PALMco Announce New Partnership With the American Childhood Cancer Organization
Columbia Utilities and PALMco, family owned and operated energy supply companies, announced today a major new partnership with the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), one of the largest national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. MarketWire

Taconic and Oligomerix to Collaborate on Tau Mouse Model Characterization for Use in Alzheimer's Disease Research
Taconic and Oligomerix, Inc. announced a collaboration to evaluate the utility of the Taconic tau mouse model (also known as the JNPL3 mouse) as a tool for pre-clinical testing of compounds for Alzheimer's disease MarketWire

Bliss Spa of McLean Offers December Specials on New Facial Treatments
Bliss Spa of McLean, Virginia added two new facial treatments to spa services: the Galvanic Facial and a Non-Surgical Facelift. Prepare for the holidays by rejuvenating facial skin for winter by scheduling one of these treatments. Bliss Spa of McLean is offering a 15% discount on the Galvanic Facial and Non-Surgical Facelift and a 15% discount on all other services in the month of December. MarketWire

Consumers Get Next Generation Payment Technology in 2014: The Wocket and COIN Set the Stage for Changing Your Wallet as You Know It
Investorideas.com, an investor news and research portal specializing in leading sectors including biometrics and mobile technology issues an exclusive interview with Mr. Gino Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of NXT-ID, Inc (Stock Quote) and Mr. Kanishk Parashar, CEO of Coin. The CEOs discuss their innovative payment technologies coming to market in 2014. MarketWire

Senior Care Solutions Launches Website, OakwoodSeniorSolutions.org, to Showcase Resources for Seniors and Post Trauma Patients
Figuring out how to navigate resources available for senior citizens and post trauma patients can be a real challenge for family members and caregivers. Senior Care Solutions by Oakwood recently launched the website, www.OakwoodSeniorSolutions.org. The site showcases its services and other help available in southeastern Michigan as well. MarketWire

SEMAFO's 2013 Soil Sampling Program Identifies New Priority Drill Targets Within the Kokoi Shear Zone
SEMAFO (TSX: SMF)(OMX: SMF) today provided an update on its ongoing soil sampling program at Mana, Burkina Faso, which has identified a strong and continuous north-trending corridor within the Kokoi shear zone measuring more than 14 kilometers long and up to four kilometers wide. The anomaly is located approximately eight kilometers north of the Siou Deposit MarketWire

PivotLink Appoints Industry Leaders to Retail Advisory Group
PivotLink, the leading provider of retail marketing intelligence and analytic applications, today announced the formation of its Retail Advisory Group comprised of industry experts with retail and marketing experience at organizations such as Chico's FAS, Barnes & Noble, Avon Products, STORES Media, Gump's, Shop.org, The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma and Levi Strauss & Co. MarketWire

FORTRUST Celebrates 12 Years of Continuous Uptime for Their Denver Data Center
FORTRUST, the Rocky Mountain Region's premier data center services provider, announced today that they have just celebrated 12 years of delivering continuous critical systems uptime at their Denver data center. MarketWire

Ultherapy Procedure Now Available in Taiwan for Non-Invasive Brow Lift
Ulthera, Inc. -- A global, high-growth medical device and specialty dermatology company with multiple aesthetic and medical applications -- today announced that it is now registered in Taiwan to market and distribute its patented medical device, the Ulthera® System MarketWire

Merriman Capital to Host Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Investor Call
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Bon Appetit! SSP America Brings Modern French Cuisine to Phoenix Sky Harbor With Chef Matt Carter's Zinc Brasserie
LANSDOWNE, VA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce the opening of Chef Matt Carter's Zinc Brasserie, transporting the success of his local, multiple award-winning, Zinc Bistro, to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's Terminal 4.  MarketWire

Introducing ClassFlow(TM) -- A Revolutionary New Platform for Teachers That Makes Lesson Planning More Efficient and Lesson Delivery More Impactful
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Promethean announces ClassFlow™ -- a transformative, cloud-based classroom orchestration tool that enables teachers to create lessons, deliver interactive content across multiple devices, and assess student understanding. With ClassFlow, teachers can build and access interactive lesson plans from any web browser MarketWire

Martifer Solar Completes Three PV Rooftop Installations in Ontario
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Platinum Advisor Strategies and Focus Partners LLC Announce Strategic Partnership
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Cristy Lane Wishes All Veterans Happy Holidays With Free Gifts That Keep on Giving
MADISON, TN--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Beginning in 1969 with one hundred-twenty shows in Vietnam and continuing throughout Midwestern military bases, Cristy Lane has brought joy, a positive message and comfort from home to hundreds of thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines MarketWire

Blue Earth Breaking Ground on 13 Additional Solar Sites in Hawaii
HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Blue Earth, Inc MarketWire

Introducing Packed Party: Perfectly Packaged and Ready to Party
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Meet the newest phenomenon to enter the "delivered-to-your-door" arena, and these perfectly chic navy packages are determined to stay at the center of attention. The Packed Party package is a celebration that you can send to yourself or to a friend needing to throw a party for one MarketWire

ACTIVE Network Shares Findings From 2013 Mob Events Survey and Launches New Feature in Race Management Software for Teams
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - ACTIVE Network ™, the leader in cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ solutions, today released its 2nd annual survey results about the habits of those who participate in Mob™ events. Mob events are characterized as hyper-social, experiential events, which continued to gain momentum through 2013 MarketWire

Pop! Goes the... Alarm Clock: No. 8 Brands Introduces Pop Clock, the Innovative Alarm Clock for Children
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - No. 8 Brands, a leading incubator, designer and global distributor of innovative toy and gift products, is pleased to announce the latest in their line of unique gifts and gadgets, Pop Clock. Reminiscent of a jack-in-a-box, Pop Clock is a fun-loving alarm clock designed to wake the kids in a goofy, delightful way. MarketWire

3DIcon Hires Federal Business Development Expert
TULSA, OK--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - 3DIcon Corporation (OTCQB: TDCP), a developer of three-dimensional projection display technologies, today announced that it has retained the services of Mr. Douglas Freitag, a federal government business development expert. Mr MarketWire

Alfred Angelo Unveils Its 2014 Bridal Collection
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Alfred Angelo, America's oldest and largest family-owned and operated bridal company, has rolled out its complete 2014 bridal collection worldwide. In 2014, Alfred Angelo will celebrate 80 years of dressing brides, and its latest collection celebrates the company's history and heritage with design influences of past trends. MarketWire

Optex Systems, Inc. Wins $1.0 Million Award Under General Dynamics Contract
RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - Optex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: OPXS), a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies for domestic and foreign militaries, announced today that it has received a new Purchase Order from General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada for $1 MarketWire

Giving During the Holidays Really Is Best Present of All
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 09, 2013) - The following is the opinion of Gregg Murset, CEO/Founder of Myjobchart.com: According to the 2010 U.S. Census the average household consists of 2.58 people. In our family we have eight, so I guess we are not quite what you would call "average." MarketWire

Sage One Accountant Edition Brings Accountants and Their Clients Closer Together Through Anytime, Anywhere Access to Financials
Sage North America today announced the launch of Sage One Accountant Edition, an online solution that allows accountants to view client financial data in real time. Sage One Accountant Edition is the first online accountant-focused solution from the Sage Accountant Solutions business. MarketWire

Monexa and Yaletown Venture Partners Close Equity Financing Round
Monexa Services Inc. (Monexa), a pioneer of SaaS Enterprise Billing and Commerce solutions, today announced it has received funding from early stage cleantech and information technology investors, Yaletown Venture Partners. In addition, the company has appointed Yaletown partner, Brad Johns, to its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Longreach Oil and Gas Limited: Response to Activist Shareholder Announcement
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KEMA-Powertest to Expand High Voltage Lab
KEMA-Powertest, LLC held its ground breaking to add a new test cell, number 9, at its High Voltage & High Power Test laboratory in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Once completed, the new high power test cell will be the largest test cell in size & volume (34'x30'x26' H) and will provide a safer environment to test and certify the latest Power Utility equipment coming into the marketplace MarketWire

Institutional Investors May Benefit From Considering Impact Investing Opportunistically, as Opposed to Viewing It as an Asset Class With a Specific Target Allocation
Impact investing holds tremendous promise for institutional investors wishing to address social or environmental issues MarketWire

Lumenis Files Registration Statement for Proposed Public Offering and NASDAQ Listing
Lumenis Ltd., a leading global provider of minimally invasive clinical solutions for surgical, ophthalmic and aesthetic applications, today announced that that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed public offering of its ordinary shares MarketWire

Virtual Sourcing, Inc. Issues Corporate Review
Virtual Sourcing, Inc. (OTC Pink: PGCX) in keeping with our desire to have interested parties informed we are issuing this monthly status update. MarketWire

Cardero Announces Establishment of USD 5.0M Secured Line of Credit
Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero" or the "Company") (TSX: CDU)(OTCBB: CDYCF)(FRANKFURT: CR5) announces that it has completed the implementation of a USD 5,000,000 line of credit ("Credit Line") from entities ("Lenders") controlled by Mr. Robert C. Kopple of Los Angles, California. The Lenders had previously purchased USD 5 MarketWire

Saab and DragonWave Upgrade Sweden's National Security Communication Network
DragonWave Inc. (TSX: DWI)(NASDAQ: DRWI) a leading global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced an agreement with defence and security company Saab to work collaboratively on the expansion and enhancement of national security communication networks in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland MarketWire

Mindpix (MPIX) to Produce the Webcast of Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014, Chicago's Premier Electronic Dance Music Festival
Mindpix Corporation (OTC Pink: MPIX) ("Mindpix" or the "Company"), a technology driven media services and entertainment company focused on owning, creating, or managing multi-platform music and entertainment, Sports and U MarketWire

Quture (QUTR) Issues Shareholder Letter and Update
Quture International, Inc. (OTCQB: QUTR) ("Quture") today announced that the Chairman & CEO of Quture has released a comprehensive shareholder letter to all known shareholders of the Company. The letter provides an update on Quture business operations and a discussion of its future plans for making the Company a success in the last month of 2013, in 2014 and beyond. MarketWire

Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. to Focus Marijuana Research on Neuron Disorders Including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Multiple Sclerosis
Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc. (OTCQB: PLPL), a producer of highly bioavailable plant extracts for industries including health, wellness, nutriceutical, and pharmaceutical, today released a statement from company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Roger Duffield, in which the company addressed progress with its recently announced subsidiary, Cannabis Biosciences, Inc MarketWire

Rosetta Genomics Announces New York State Approval for the Rosetta Kidney Cancer Test(TM)
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ROSG), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics, announced that the New York State Department of Health ("NYSDOH") has given the Company conditional approval for the Rosetta Kidney Cancer Test™ for testing on patient samples from the State. New York is the only U.S MarketWire

Latteno's Co-Op Valley Organics Introduces New Medical Cannabis Products
Latteno Food Corp.'s (OTC Pink: LATF) wholly-owned subsidiary Co-op Valley Organics, today announced CBD-100, a 100% Organics, 100% Natural Hemp Oil for Medical Cannabis patients. This is an exclusive right to market and distribute with defined term and conditions. Our CBD-100 is made from Canadian Industrial Hemp NOT from Marijuana MarketWire

Ohr Pharmaceutical to Present at the 24th Annual Oppenheimer & Co. Healthcare Conference
Ohr Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: OHRP), a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for large unmet medical needs, today announced that Sam Backenroth, CFO, will present a corporate overview and business update at the 24th Annual Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference, being held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City December 10-11, 2013. MarketWire

Safer Shot, Inc. Board of Directors Approves Special Stock Distribution of 1 Share for Every 5 Shares Held
Safer Shot, Inc. (OTC Pink: SAFS) announced today that the Board of Directors have approved a Special Stock Distribution to issue 1 share of Safer Shot Inc., common stock for every 5 shares held by shareholders. The record date and further details on the Special Distribution will be forthcoming. MarketWire

E-Waste Systems Announces Closing of Transaction With 2TRG
E-Waste Systems, Inc MarketWire

Increasing Competitive Advantage Through Remote Monitoring & Control Service Outlined in M2M Whitepaper
Marketing Release - Increasing the competitive advantage of your business can help enhance the agility and edge against your competitors. Through Remote Monitoring & Control Service (RMCS) a business can reduce its costs and save valuable time, which is outlined in a new M2M whitepaper published by Vodafone. MarketWire

Kabe Exploration Announces Oil and Gas Acquisition Plans
Kabe Exploration Inc. (OTCBB: KABX) (OTCQB: KABX) is pleased to announce it has submitted a proposal to acquire a 140 acre proven producing oilfield located in Murray County, OK. The oilfield current production is 93 BOPD with cash flow over $2,000,000 annually. The field has estimated 2 million proven recoverable barrels of oil with 13 wells (9 producing), shallow depths of 1500 ft MarketWire

MultiLing Hires Translation Industry Leader to Direct Technology Investments
MultiLing, the innovative leader in intellectual property (IP) translations and related services for foreign patent filings by Global 500 legal teams, today announced the appointment of Kevin Nelson to the new position of senior vice president of strategy and technology MarketWire

New Cross-Platform Network batteryPOP Allows Kids to Watch Youth Content in a Safe Environment
Nickelodeon content veterans Greg Alkalay and Taso Mastorakis have joined forces to launch batteryPOP, a new cross-platform network for kids aged 6-11 and family audiences MarketWire

Coalinga Regional Medical Center Chooses PointCarePA to Help Screen & Enroll Uninsured Patients
PointCare, a patient advocacy-focused software company, has announced a new contract with Coalinga Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Coalinga, Calif. PointCare will provide web-based screening and enrollment automation technology that gives instant access to health coverage options for the rural hospital's uninsured patients. MarketWire

Sky Crimes & Misdemeanors: Expedia Study of In-Flight Etiquette for the Holidays Finds Inattentive Parents Rank as "Most Annoying" Fliers
Expedia.com® today released the results of the 2013 Airplane Etiquette Study, conducted on Expedia's behalf by Northstar. Northstar surveyed 1,001 adult Americans to rank and respond to a range of in-flight behaviors, from seat-reclining and seat-swapping to drinking, eating and canoodling. MarketWire

Cloudwords and Marketo Present Webinar on Expanding Marketing Campaigns Into Global Markets
Cloudwords, the first cloud-based translation management application, and Marketo will host a live webinar, "New Languages and New Markets: Expanding the Reach of Your Marketing Campaigns," on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10am PST / 1pm EST MarketWire

EnOcean Becomes a Member of the OSGi Alliance
EnOcean, the world leader in energy harvesting wireless solutions, has joined the OSGi Alliance (www.osgi.org). With this membership, EnOcean now actively contributes to the OSGi Residential Expert Group in defining a universal open interface between energy harvesting wireless technology and the OSGi world MarketWire

Essex Property Trust Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations With BRE Properties
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) today announced that it has made a non-binding proposal to acquire BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BRE) in a negotiated strategic business combination. Under the proposal, each outstanding share of BRE common stock would be exchanged for 0.2971 shares of Essex common stock and $12.33 in cash MarketWire

Cellceutix Updates on Current Status of Programs
Cellceutix Corporation (OTCQB: CTIX) (the "Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies in oncology, dermatology, and antibiotic applications, today updates shareholders on recent developments and future plans. A comprehensive update will be provided to shareholders in mid January 2014. MarketWire

ByOwner.com eCommerce Portal Fights Crime With New Social Graphing Tool to Build Safer Classified Ads Community to Buy, Rent and Sell Homes and 91 Other Categories of Products/Services
To combat the growing crime wave associated with placing online classified advertisements, ByOwner.com (www.ByOwner.com) has deployed a new four-step verification process that utilizes a sophisticated social graphing tool that offers buyers/sellers a more transparent process to research and complete safer classified advertising sales transactions. MarketWire

Newegg Marketplace Welcomes New Partners and Kicks Off Green Monday With New Deals
Newegg, the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States, today announced record-breaking Black November™ sales for its Marketplace Division. Newegg Marketplace sales stand at 109% YOY, making this the second consecutive year of triple-digit growth. To kick off Green Monday with its new partners, Newegg Marketplace is offering more than 500 deals to customers. MarketWire

Indian Motorcycle Partners With Jack Daniel's on 'Operation Ride Home' to Help Send Armed Services Personnel Home for the Holidays
Indian Motorcycle®, America's first motorcycle company, announced today it is donating a one-of-a-kind custom 2014 Chief Vintage motorcycle to support "Operation Ride Home," a partnership program between Jack Daniel Distillery and the Armed Services YMCA designed to help junior-enlisted service members and their families travel to their homes across the country this holiday season. MarketWire

Edwards Lifesciences Outlines Growth Strategy at Annual Investor Conference
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, will discuss the company's strategy for longer-term growth, provide an update on its technology pipeline and share its financial goals for 2014 during its annual investor conference today in New York City MarketWire

Alien Technology(R) Completes Comprehensive Licensing of Round Rock RFID Patents
Alien Technology, an industry leader in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) products and services, today announced a comprehensive licensing agreement with Round Rock Research LLC relative to radio frequency identification. MarketWire

Fortinet Announces $200 Million Share Repurchase Program
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $200 million through December 31, 2014. Share repurchases may be made by the company from time to time in privately negotiated transactions or in open market transactions. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Announces Completion of Accordion Feature for Its Revolving Credit Facility
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect" or "we") today announced that Prospect has increased total commitments to its five-year $650 million revolving credit facility (the "Facility") by $62.5 million to the target of $650 million, filling the accordion feature of the facility. MarketWire

Klondex Updates on Indicative Terms of the Proposed Financing With Franco-Nevada
Further to the news release dated December 6, 2013, Klondex Mines Ltd. (TSX: KDX) ("Klondex" or the "Company") is pleased to provide additional details on the gold purchase arrangement with Franco-Nevada Corporation ("Franco-Nevada"). MarketWire

MFRI Announces Record Third-Quarter 2013 EPS of $0.95 From Continuing Operations
MFRI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFRI) MarketWire

iStreamPlanet and Garland Partners Announce Partnership to Deliver Multiscreen, Live Linear Streaming Services
iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, and Garland Partners Limited (GPL), the UK's leading digital video solutions provider, today announced a partnership to provide multiscreen, live-linear streaming services for content owners, aggregators, and distributors throughout western Europe. MarketWire

Symantec Offering Enables Datacenters to Adopt SSDs While Leveraging Existing Storage Investments
Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced a new version of its Storage Foundation software, enabling data centers to leverage Solid State Drives (SSDs) in ways that could allow customers to access mission critical data and applications 400 percent faster than traditional Storage Area Networks (SANs) MarketWire

Fox Restaurant Concepts Enters Cold-Pressed Juice Market With Launch of Juby True
Fox Restaurant Concepts has expanded its presence in the thriving health-conscious restaurant market with the opening of Juby True, which stands for "Juice by True," a juice bar poised to become a multi-unit concept by the end of 2014. MarketWire

Xero Unveils Payroll to Bolster Next Generation Cloud-Based Accounting Platform
Xero, the global leader in online accounting software, today announced it has integrated payroll into its award-winning, cloud-based accounting platform, to continue to deliver efficiency and affordability to accounting professionals and small businesses MarketWire

NTT Innovation Institute (NTT i3) CEO Srini Koushik Recognized by Computerworld as a Premier 100 IT Leader
NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i3), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (TOKYO: 9432) (NYSE: NTT), the world's largest global IT and telecommunications services holding company, today announced that President & CEO, Srini Koushik, was selected by IDG's Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree MarketWire

Stellar Biotechnologies Announces Patents for Clostridium Difficile Immunotherapy Technology Issued in U.S. and China
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or "the Company") (OTCQB: SBOTF) (TSX VENTURE: KLH), the world leader in sustainable manufacture of Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin ("KLH"), announced today the issuance of two additional patents, in the United States and in China, covering the Company's active immunotherapy technology for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection ("C. diff"). MarketWire

Threadless and Fox Launch Exclusive T-Shirt Collection Designed by Artists and Fans Celebrating THE SIMPSONS
Threadless, the global design community, today announced the winners of THE SIMPSONS Design Challenge, which launched in July 2013 to celebrate the show's groundbreaking 25th season. Threadless and Fox invited artists from around the world to design tees featuring their favorite characters from the iconic television show THE SIMPSONS MarketWire

Institutional Investor and SumZero Present InvestPitch 2013
On November 12, 2013, Institutional Investor and SumZero, the world's largest online membership community of buy-side investment professionals, hosted InvestPitch 2013, a stock-pitch competition in which 19 emerging managers delivered their best ideas in a three-minute pitch to an audience of professional investors. MarketWire

Vanguard Cleaning Systems(R) of Southwest Florida Celebrates 10th Anniversary Milestone
Vanguard Cleaning Systems® of Southwest Florida celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Master franchise ownership team of Bill and Barbara Dickson, was one of five Master franchisees who opened regional offices in 2003. They currently operate an additional office in Fort Myers, Florida. MarketWire

Oklahoma Wind Power Grows With Contracts for Three New Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Wind power is growing in Oklahoma, as developers and utilities race to begin projects that will qualify for the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC). In recent weeks, utilities and developers have signed power-purchase agreements (PPAs) for about 700 megawatts (MW) of new wind generation in the Sooner State. MarketWire

Shell Nixes $20 Billion Gas-to-Liquids Plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In a stunning turn of events, Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) (The Hague, Netherlands) has decided not to proceed with its planned, 140,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) gas-to-liquids plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. MarketWire

NECA-IBEW Team's Zero Net Energy Training Center Showcases Latest Technologies, a Feature of "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- When it comes to the latest in innovative energy technologies, the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are at the top of their game. MarketWire

This Technology, Inc. Provides Dynamic Ad Routing To Comcast on IP Video Platforms
This Technology, Inc., a leading provider of software for advanced advertising services, today announced that its advertising solution for streamlined insertion of ads has been deployed by Comcast Cable MarketWire

Public Broadcasters Need New Business Models to Stay Relevant as the Shift to Digital Transforms the Media World
Many public-broadcasting companies should transform their business models to remain relevant as audiences and advertising budgets increasingly shift to digitally streamed video and audio, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The report "Preparing for Public Broadcasting's Perfect Storm: Staying Relevant in a World of Nonlinear Media" was released today. MarketWire

Acura Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Its Abuse Deterrent Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen Combination Drug Development
Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR) today announced that it met on December 5th with the U.S MarketWire

PURE Bioscience Hosts Q1 Results Conference Call December 12, 2013
PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, today announced that the Company will host an investor conference call on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 pm Eastern Time). MarketWire

New Data Reveals Compelling Electronic Media Usage Trends Among Hispanic Families
Today, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and the Center on Media and Human Development at Northwestern University release brand new data related to reading and electronic media use in Hispanic households with young children MarketWire

Methes Energies Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire the Assets of OTC Energy Technologies Inc.
Methes Energies International Ltd. (NASDAQ: MEIL), a renewable energy company that offers an array of products and services to biodiesel fuel producers, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of OTC Energy Technologies Inc MarketWire

PeriGen Webinar Presents Challenges With Category II Fetal Heart Rate Patterns
PeriGen, Inc. MarketWire

Republic of Guinea Will Start Implementation of Kallo MobileCare & RuralCare in Q1-2014
Kallo Inc. (OTCQB: KALO) -- The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, his Excellency Doctor Edouard Niankoye Lama announced today that Guinea will implement a unique healthcare delivery program to bring a high standard of healthcare to its rural population and accelerate the progress towards Guinea's healthcare Millennium Development Goals. MarketWire

Vitamin Blue Inc. Announces It Is Seeking Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
Vitamin Blue Inc. (OTCQB: VTMB) is pleased to have achieved some major milestones in the past few months and currently seeking Partnerships and Alliances. These strategic relationships will help to build out the company's brand name recognition on the national and international marketplace. The recent Tower Paddle Broad relationship is just the beginning to grow Vitamin Blue Inc MarketWire

GSN Games Kicks Off Sixth Annual Toys for Tots Fundraising Campaign
GSN Games, a leading provider of cross-platform entertainment, today announced the launch of its sixth annual fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Throughout December, game lovers can spread holiday cheer to children in need through a variety of ways, such as redeeming virtual rewards on GSN.com, competing in cash tournaments on WorldWinner MarketWire

When It Comes to Protecting Motorists, Universal Lubricants Agrees That MOM Knows Best
Performance matters and when motorists visit oil change locations they need to know that the oils they purchase are the right viscosity grades for their vehicles and API-licensed for performance and protection. Universal Lubricants agrees and has supported the American Petroleum Institute (API) Motor Oil Matters (MOM) program since its inception. MarketWire

Battelle-R&D Magazine Global Funding Forecast Predicts Cautious Growth for Research and Development Activity in 2014
Global research and development (R&D) spending is forecast to grow by 3.8 percent -- or $60.0 billion -- to $1.6 trillion in 2014, according to the closely watched annual forecast by Battelle and R&D Magazine. After a flat year of R&D spending in 2013, the U.S MarketWire

T3 Motion CEO William Tsumpes Interviewed on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio PART-2
T3 Motion (OTCBB: TTTM) the leading provider of Electric Stand-Up Vehicle technology to commercial, consumer, law-enforcement and government markets. Today T3 Motion's CEO William Tsumpes was interviewed live on Clear Channel's "the Traders Network" DFW 1190AM hosted by Michael Yorba MarketWire

New Release of KANA Enterprise Unifies Multinational, Multilingual Customer Service Across Channels
KANA Software, Inc., a global leader in customer service solutions used on-premises or in the cloud by more than 900 organizations, today introduced a major new release of its powerful KANA Enterprise solution, featuring new multinational knowledge management and additional functionality designed to speed global customer service administration and further reduce the overall cost to serve. MarketWire

DH Capital Announces Closing of $30,000,000 Financing for DreamHost
DH Capital, an investment banking firm serving companies in the Internet infrastructure, communications, and SaaS sectors, is pleased to announce it served as exclusive financial advisor to DreamHost, LLC, ("DreamHost"), a global leader in Web hosting and cloud services, on its recently completed $30,000,000 credit facilities from Goldman Sachs Bank USA. MarketWire

CAMAC Energy Announces Drilling Rig Contract
CAMAC Energy Inc. ("CAMAC" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: CAK) today announced that CAMAC International Limited has signed a letter of intent regarding terms and conditions of a long-term drilling contract with Northern Offshore Ltd. (OSLO: NOF.OL) for the drillship Energy Searcher. Both parties are working towards executing a definitive drilling contract on or before December 31, 2013 MarketWire

First Advantage Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Operations Standards
First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company and the leading global provider of screening analytics and identity solutions, today announced that it has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification by the British Standards Institution (BSI) MarketWire

Fortinet(R) and SRI Partner for Enhanced Network Security for Industrial Enterprises
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a global leader in high-performance network security -- and SRI International, an independent, non-profit research and innovation center (www.sri.com), today announced that they have entered a strategic alliance agreement to collaborate on research relating to differentiated network security for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. MarketWire

Trillium Software Cites Demand for Proven Data Quality Solutions Driving Expansion in China
Trillium Software, A Harte Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS) and a leading, global enterprise data quality solutions and services provider, today outlined its on-going expansion within the Chinese market MarketWire

Masala Wok(R) Opens Fourth Location in Dallas Area
Masala Wok's "Aromatic Spices & Sizzling Stir Fry" is now available at a fourth location in the greater Dallas, Texas area. The fast casual Indian and Asian chain announced today the opening of its newest restaurant at 6106 Luther Lane in Dallas. MarketWire

Talk2Me Technology Now Provides Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac in Canada
Talk2Me Technology, Inc. has announced the availability of Dragon® Dictate Medical for Mac, allowing clinicians who are loyal to the Mac platform to deploy advanced technology similar to what is already being used by more than 200,000 physicians worldwide MarketWire

Adaptive Medias, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Ember, a Real-Time Bidding Platform Provider
Multi-channel audience and content monetization company, Adaptive Medias, Inc. (OTCQB: ADTM), a leader in programmatic advertising across mobile, video and online display, announced it has closed the acquisition of Ember, Inc MarketWire

Blue Water Global Group, Inc. CEO Featured in Exclusive QualityStocks Interview
QualityStocks today announces that a new audio interview with Blue Water Global Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BLUU) president and CEO J. Scott Sitra is now available. The interview can be heard at http://www.qualitystocks.net/interview-bluu.php. MarketWire

Anturis Raises $2 Million in Series A Funding to Evolve IT Infrastructure Monitoring for SMBs
Anturis Inc., a vanguard IT solutions company, today announced that it has closed its $2 million Series A round of funding, led by Runa Capital and VEB Innovations (Vnesheconombank group) MarketWire

Appian Receives "Strong Positive" Rating in New Gartner, Inc. MarketScope Report on BPM Platform-as-a-Service
Appian, the market leader in modern Business Process Management (BPM) software, today announced that Appian Cloud has been given a "Strong Positive" rating in the new Gartner, Inc. "MarketScope for Business Process Management Platform as a Service" report (Gartner, Inc. "MarketScope for Business Process Management Platform as a Service," by M. Cantara, et al, November 15, 2013) MarketWire

SparkLabs Global Ventures Adds Brian Behlendorf, Co-Founder of the Apache Project, and Venture Capitalist Jonathan Teo as Advisors, and Closes Its First Two Investments in LawPal and Memebox
SparkLabs Global Ventures (http://www.sparklabsglobal.com), a global seed-stage fund, announces that Brian Behlendorf, Co-founder of the Apache Project and Managing Director at Mithril Capital Management, and Jonathan Teo, a venture capitalist who invested in companies such as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, joined as advisors to their fund. MarketWire

Cross River Fiber Won't Slow Down
Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based, niche boutique dark fiber optic and telecommunications solutions provider takes strategic steps in 2013 to continue to support the financial vertical. The demand for high-quality, ultra-low latency connectivity continues to grow and Cross River Fiber is set on providing the fastest solutions MarketWire

First Choice Healthcare to Present at National Investment Banking Association's 129th Investment Conference
First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc MarketWire

REMINDER: Luceo Solutions to Highlight Best Practices for Federal Contract Compliance in Upcoming Webinar
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Klövern sells properties in Köping and Stockholm for SEK 30 million
Klövern has, in two separate transactions, sold one property in Köping and one property in Stockholm. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä X92 engine selected to power new series of Post Panamax container ships
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 9 December 2013 at 4 pm EET GlobeNewswire

Kemira's new production plant in Dormagen successfully started up
Kemira OyjPress releaseDecember 9, 2013 at 3 pm (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge: Financial calendar 2014
Peliminary Annual Accounts: 5 February 2014 GlobeNewswire

Veidekke ASA : Mining contract with LKAB for Veidekke and EuroMining
Veidekke's Swedish subsidiary Veidekke Entreprenad has in partnership with Swedish EuroMining signed a contract with LKAB on mining development in Gällivare in Northern Sweden. Veidekke's share of the contract is valued at SEK 150 million excluding VAT, with an option for a further SEK 100 million. GlobeNewswire

SB Seating refinancing - releases approx. SEK 400m to Ratos
This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act or demands made in the exchange rules. GlobeNewswire

Nestlé tops global corporate responsibility survey
Nestlé S.A. /Nestlé tops global corporate responsibility survey. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä to supply main propulsion systems for six new chemical tankers
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 9 December 2013 at 10.30 am EET GlobeNewswire

Prosafe SE: Safe Concordia awarded three-year contract extension
Prosafe has been awarded a contract extension by Petrobras Netherlands B.V. (Petrobras) for the provision of the Safe Concordia semi-submersible vessel for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil. GlobeNewswire

Metso introduces the world's first complete advanced optimizing solution for sludge dewatering at wastewater treatment plants
Metso Corporation's press release on December 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. local time GlobeNewswire

Kemira to sell its Danish distribution business to Brenntag
Kemira OyjPress Release December 9, 2013 at 11 am (CET+1) GlobeNewswire

Swedish institutions acquire Kinnevik's ownership in BillerudKorsnäs
Investment AB Kinnevik ("Kinnevik") today announced that a limited number of Swedish institutions have acquired all of Kinnevik's 51.8 million shares in BillerudKorsnäs for a total consideration of SEK 3.7 billion (SEK 72 per share). The majority of the shares were acquired by AMF, the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund's (AP4) and Alecta GlobeNewswire

Kværner ASA :Kvaerner divests North American construction business, focusing the company on upstream oil and gas
9 December 2013 - Kvaerner sells its onshore construction business in North America to Matrix Service Company for an enterprise value of USD 80.3 million. The divestment enables Kvaerner to focus its efforts on further developing its upstream oil and gas business. GlobeNewswire

Novartis supplies MenB vaccine, Bexsero®, to Princeton University to help protect students from potentially deadly outbreak
Novartis International AG /Novartis supplies MenB vaccine, Bexsero®, to Princeton University to help protect students from potentially deadly outbreak . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

VALNEVA Secures USD 30M New Financing and Confirms Sale of Clinical Manufacturing Operations in France
Valneva Secures USD 30M New Financing and Confirms Sale of Clinical Manufacturing Operations in France GlobeNewswire

Songa Offshore SE : November fleet update
Songa Venus achieved an operational efficiency of 97% and an earnings efficiency of 94% during the month working for Mubadala Petroleum in Malaysia. GlobeNewswire

New five-year data support superiority of Novartis drug Tasigna® over Glivec® in newly diagnosed Ph+ CML patients
Novartis International AG /New five-year data support superiority of Novartis drug Tasigna® over Glivec® in newly diagnosed Ph+ CML patients . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

TGS Commences Multi-client 3D Seismic Survey Offshore Benin
ASKER, NORWAY (9 December 2013) - TGS has commenced acquisition of a 3D multi-client seismic survey covering 2,022 km2 offshore Benin. GlobeNewswire

Publicis Groupe :Acquisition of Verilogue
PUBLICIS GROUPE BROADENS HEALTHCARE EXPERTISE GlobeNewswire

Tryg chose Telenor
(Fornebu, Norway - 9th December 2013) The insurance company Tryg has chosen Telenor as its supplier for a new contact centre solution and telephony platform. The contract is worth almost NOK 80 million over a period of five years. GlobeNewswire

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