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MarketExclusive.com: OncoSec offers great opportunities but investors are wary
OncoSec offers great opportunities but investors are wary GlobeNewswire

Venture-Backed Exits Enjoyed Higher Average Values on Lower Total Volumes in 2012
Venture-backed initial public offering (IPO) activity raised $1.4 billion from eight offerings during the fourth quarter of 2012, a slight decline in volume from the third quarter of this year but a 23 percent increase in dollars raised compared to the previous quarter, according to the Exit Poll report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) MarketWire

Metso strengthens its plant optimization services by acquiring U.S. software company ExperTune Inc
Metso Corporation's press release onJanuary 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. local time MarketWire

Sinus Plumber Hot Pepper Horseradish Nasal Spray Rolls Into National Distribution With Vitamin World
Sinus Plumber natural nasal spray has moved into national distribution on the shelves of Vitamin World stores across the United States. Sinus Plumber uses the mucous busting power of horseradish and hot peppers in a natural formulation designed to relieve sinus, allergy and headache symptoms. MarketWire

Alliant Holdings I, Inc. Announces Expiration Time Results of Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for 11% Senior Notes Due 2015
Alliant Holdings I, Inc. (the "Company") announced today the final results of its previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation (together, the "Offer") for any and all of its outstanding 11% Senior Notes due 2015 (CUSIP Nos MarketWire

'Provocateur' Sizzles With Money Schemes & Sensuous Women
Venture capitalist Charles Martin has released his first novel, "Provocateur," (www.provocateurbook.com) a story of ingenious, multi-million-dollar schemes that draw heavily on his financial and technological background. MarketWire

Barrette Outdoor Living Acquires Railing Dynamics, Inc.
Barrette Outdoor Living Inc. (BOL) announces the acquisition of Railing Dynamics, Inc. (RDI). Barrette anticipates that through this acquisition Barrette will expand their two-step distribution business and subsequently will leverage both companies' core competencies MarketWire

Fiscal Cliff Bill Makes Algae Eligible for Biofuel Producer Credit
As part of the bi-partisan "Fiscal Cliff" legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on January 1, 2013, algae-derived fuels are, for the first time ever, a "qualified feedstock" under section 40 of the United States Code meaning that producers of algal fuel are eligible for a $1.01 per gallon tax credit. MarketWire

SEACOR Exits Crude Oil Trading With Sale of SEACOR Energy Inc. to Par Petroleum Corporation
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) ("SEACOR") today announced the sale of its energy trading division, SEACOR Energy Inc. ("SEI"), to Par Petroleum Corporation (the "Company") for a cash purchase price of approximately $14 million. With the sale of SEI, SEACOR is no longer involved in the crude oil trading business. MarketWire

Edwards Lifesciences to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, is scheduled to present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, California on Monday, January 7, 2013. MarketWire

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority Executive Director Elected to Executive Board of National College Savings Plan Network (CSPN)
Paul Paeglis, Executive Director of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority, has been elected to the Executive Board of the College Savings Plans Network (CSPN), the national association for Section 529 college savings plans. Paeglis was elected by his peers from across the country to serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2013. MarketWire

Quidel to Present at 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a leading provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions and cellular-based virology assays, announced today that it will present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference to be held at The Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. MarketWire

Introducing HDA's 2013 Luxury Magazine
HDA, Inc. is thrilled to announce the release of its newest issue of Luxury Home Plans. This is the seventh issue of this annual magazine featuring 101 stunning home plans from the nation's top designers and architects. This publication goes on sale January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2013, at home improvement stores and other retailers across the United States. MarketWire

Huntington Learning Center Celebrates Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27 Through Feb. 2
Huntington Learning Center is proud to support Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 27 through Feb. 2), a celebration of Catholic schools in America. Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCES) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The celebration became an annual event in 1974. MarketWire

NuVasive to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that Alex Lukianov, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St MarketWire

Lam Research Announces December Quarter Financial Conference Call
Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX) announced today that the company will host its quarterly financial conference call and webcast on Wednesday, January 23, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. MarketWire

Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced that its earnings call for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. (EST). MarketWire

Leading Pharmacy Benefits Manager to Pilot Mattersight's Predictive Behavioral Routing to Reduce Customer Service Costs and Improve Customer Satisfaction
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) today announced the signing of another pilot contract for its Predictive Behavioral Routing solution. The pilot is with an existing customer that is among the largest pharmacy benefits managers in the United States MarketWire

Theravance to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) announced today that that Rick E Winningham, Theravance's Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. PST. The conference will be held from January 7-10, 2013 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. MarketWire

AMD Names Devinder Kumar Chief Financial Officer
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that after a thorough internal and external search the company has appointed Devinder Kumar as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 2, 2013. Kumar, 57, will report to Rory Read, AMD president and chief executive officer, and will have responsibility for leading the company's global finance organization MarketWire

World Moto, Inc.: Unveils Yes and Moves Into the Multi-Trillion-Dollar Local Commerce Ecosystem
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the unveiling of "Yes," an exciting new service that marks the Company's move into the multi-trillion-dollar local commerce ecosystem MarketWire

The Warranty Group Makes Significant Equity Investment in National Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd.
The Warranty Group, a global single-source provider of extended warranties and related programs, is pleased to announce that it has completed an equity investment in National Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd (NUA). MarketWire

Align Technology Executive to Present at Upcoming J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) today announced that Thomas M. Prescott, president and chief executive officer of Align Technology, is scheduled to speak at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The presentation and breakout session will be webcast live via the Investor Relations section of Align Technology's website at http://investor.aligntech.com MarketWire

Onyx Pharmaceuticals to Present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONXX) today announced that it will present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time. MarketWire

TiVo to Present at the Citi 2013 Internet, Media and Technology Conference
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced that President and CEO Tom Rogers will present at the Citi 2013 Internet, Media and Technology Conference on January 8th. A webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the TiVo website at http://investor.tivo.com under the events calendar tab. MarketWire

Harte-Hanks Announces the Closing of Its Florida Shoppers Sale
Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company, today announced the closing of the sale of its Florida Shoppers operations, The Flyer®, on December 31, 2012. The sale, previously announced on December 17, 2012, was to Coda Media Corp. Harte-Hanks continues to own and operate its California Shoppers, PennySaverUSA®, with 9 MarketWire

Covanta Energy Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of Clean World Initiative; Releases Second Sustainability Report
Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, is proud to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Clean World Initiative (CWI). The initiative brings sustainability to every facet of the company's business, including facility operations, research and development, the advancement of solid waste management and community partnerships and programs. MarketWire

Quench Beverage & Snack Company Anxious to Accommodate New Customers With Vending Services in 2013
Businesses, companies, offices and organizations looking to add another dynamic to their work-place environment should enlist the vending services of Quench Beverage & Snack Company. MarketWire

Raptors, Rhythm and Romance at Verde Canyon Railroad
Bald eagles aren't the only creatures who love the Verde Canyon in February! Fans of chocolate and live music find plenty to love during this romantic month. Eagle Watch is in full swing and Rhythm on the Rails and the Chocolates Lovers' Festival highlight February with sweet tunes and tasty treats. MarketWire

Farmers Insurance Encourages Consumers to Start the Year Smarter With the Launch of Its New "It's Smarter to Have a Plan" Advertising Campaign
Farmers Insurance, one of the country's leading insurers, will unveil its latest advertising campaign, "It's Smarter to Have a Plan," during this week's series of college football bowl games. MarketWire

Phunware Buys TapIt Media Group
Phunware, the leader in enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences, today announced that it has acquired TapIt Media Group, a leading global independent mobile advertising company. Phunware purchased TapIt for a total purchase price of $23M and the acquisition closed formally on December 28th MarketWire

Millennium Dental Technologies Adds 2nd Live LANAP Surgery at Yankee Dental Congress Due to Popular Demand
Millennium Dental Technologies (MDT), the developer of the FDA-cleared LANAP® protocol for the treatment of moderate to severe periodontitis and the manufacturer of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ digital dental laser, will sponsor two live demonstrations of the LANAP protocol on a patient. Charles R MarketWire

Top Trainers Motivate Clients With Online Weight Loss Competitions
Personal trainers, dieticians, and even doctors have discovered an effective way to motivate their clients to get in shape: weight loss competitions. Nearly half of all New Year's resolutions are about setting health-related goals* and social-media savvy health/wellness pros looking to help clients achieve these goals -- in January and beyond -- are turning to DietBet for a boost MarketWire

Corio sold five properties for € 118.2 m in the Netherlands and France
In line with its strategy, Corio has sold four retail properties in the Netherlands and France and one office in France for in total € 118.2 m in the last quarter of 2012 GlobeNewswire

FrogTape(R) Brand Painter's Tape Looks to Inspire Consumers With 2013 Home Design Trends
It's the beginning of a New Year; and for a lot of people, that means a fresh start. Whether it's at work, in the gym or at home, it's the perfect time to refresh and revitalize a tired routine and infuse your life with an extra dose of style MarketWire

Huntington Learning Center Named a Top American Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 Ranking
Huntington Learning Center has been named a top franchise company by Entrepreneur magazine, on the 34th annual Franchise 500 ranking. This is the sixth year that Huntington has made the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 listing. MarketWire

Green Star Products Outlook for 2013
Today the President of Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI), Joseph LaStella, reviewed the accomplishments of the Company in 2012 and outlook for 2013. MarketWire

BioLargo Retires Debt and Accounts Payable in Preparation of Commercial Focus on Water Treatment, Advanced Wound Care and Pet Products
BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO) announced today that it had retired more than $1,000,000 in debt and accounts payable by issuing a combination of stock and options at a 20% premium to the market price of its stock MarketWire

Briggs & Riley Travelware Names Favorite 20 Websites and 12 Apps for 2012
Briggs & Riley knows what it's like to be on the road, so before you hit it, we want to arm travelers with our 20 favorite websites and 12 favorite apps of 2012. Our global team selected these sites based on their personal preference and uses. Combined, we travel approximately 300,000 miles per year. Every day we strive to make the lives of travelers easier. MarketWire

The Medicines Company to Participate in JP Morgan Healthcare Conference
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) will present at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 8th in San Francisco at 4:00 pm Pacific Time (7:00 pm Eastern Time). Clive Meanwell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will provide a company overview. MarketWire

Fifth Annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week Features Special Pricing for 2013
From January 18 through 27, Amelia Island, Fl will serve up the destination's fifth Restaurant Week. The 10-day Amelia Island Restaurant Week has been extended in 2013 and offers guests and residents a delectable showcase of island hot spots for food and fun. Restaurant Week will feature 19 different Amelia Island restaurants, each offering a special fixed menu (priced at either $20.13 or $30 MarketWire

TECHNICOLOR: Redemption of the remaining Notes Redeemable in Shares issued as part of 2010 debt restructuring
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Beauty Research: Gorgeous Hair to Declare With Alterna BAMBOO and Phyto
Beauty Research, a beauty blogging web site, recently discussed common hair issues such as dullness, unmanageability, thinning and color fading. The blog article recommended products from Alterna and Phyto. Alterna is well known in the hair industry for its luxury products infused with natural botanicals. The Alterna BAMBOO Shine line addresses dull, damaged hair with natural bamboo extract MarketWire

The Pastor's Tax Man to Unveil a Housing Allowance Spreadsheet to Help Clergy Figure out What They Will Owe in 2012 Taxes
The New Year is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: 2012 taxes are soon due. Tax season is around the corner and The Pastor's Tax Man wants to help you better understand what lies ahead. MarketWire

CableWholesale to Introduce Cables and Other Consumer and Commercial Products at CES, Booth 20461
At CES, CableWholesale will introduce a locking RJ45 networking port, an EasyPull VGA cable, a wall surge protector with USB charging capabilities, and a super-slim HDMI cable. The company will also demonstrate its HDBaseT wall plate, and offer free charging for wireless devices at booth 20461 (Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8-11) MarketWire

Researchers Identify an Early Predictor for Glaucoma
A new study finds that certain changes in blood vessels in the eye's retina can be an early warning that a person is at increased risk for glaucoma, an eye disease that slowly robs people of their peripheral vision MarketWire

Stafford's Plastic Hinged Mounting Collars Attach Power Strips and Instruments
Stafford Manufacturing Corp. has introduced a new standard line of low-cost plastic hinged collars that create all types of opportunities for attaching items to tube and pipe. Applications are as varied as attaching power strips to poles and shelves, keeping flashlights handy, securing tubing, and bundling cables. MarketWire

PremierWest Bancorp Sets Earnings Release Date
PremierWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PRWT), the parent company of PremierWest Bank, announced today that earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 and 2012 full year will be released Tuesday, January 22, 2013, prior to the opening of the market. MarketWire

E FUN to Introduce Its Newest Series of Nextbook Android Tablets at 2013 CES
E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and marketer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, has chosen the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show to unveil the first model in its newest line of Nextbook Android Tablets, the Google Play Series. Each model features the Jelly Bean Android 4.1 operating system, full access to Google Play, Dual Core processors and high definition screens MarketWire

Q Therapeutics' CFO and Vice President of Corporate Development, Steve Borst, Featured on theStockRadio.com
Q Therapeutics, Inc., an emerging biotechnology company developing innovative cell therapy products for the treatment of debilitating diseases of the central nervous system, announced that theStockRadio.com has posted an audio interview conducted with the Company's CFO and Vice President of Corporate Development, Steve Borst. MarketWire

SRS Receives Substantial Investment From Thoma Bravo
SRS Software LLC ("SRS"), the leader in productivity-enhancing electronic health record technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that it has received a substantial investment from Thoma Bravo, LLC a leading private equity investment firm specializing in information technology MarketWire

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Results
Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: AOLS), a biotechnology company leveraging significant government funding to develop a platform of novel compounds in oncology and biodefense, announced today financial results for the three months and twelve months ended September 30, 2012. MarketWire

Spanish Springs Town Square Welcomes Back 12th Annual The Villages Craft Festival January 5 - 6, 2013
Construction at Spanish Springs Town Square in The Villages has been completed. The festival will once again transform this quaint upscale retail and dining destination into an outdoor gallery style craft showcase enhancing the newly renovated square. All of the crafters will be present for the duration of the festival available to discuss their techniques and inspiration MarketWire

Las Olas Art Fair Kicks Off 2013
Plans are underway for the 25th Anniversary of Fort Lauderdale's signature nationally ranked juried outdoor art fair, the Las Olas Art Fair Part I returns January 5 - 6, 2013 MarketWire

Daytraders and Swing Traders Delighted With 98.5% "Stock Alert" Winners in 2012
Booking consistent profits amidst the current frenzy of high-frequency trading is not a simple task. However, in 2012, the BullTrade.com Special Membership has closed out 67 winners and only one loser. Traders have applauded these "Stock Alerts" for over 14 years while the performance record has spoken volumes MarketWire

MEDIA ADVISORY/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: BMO Experts Available for Commentary on Fiscal Cliff Resolution and to Provide Outlook for 2013
The U.S. Congress has approved a compromise to avert the fiscal cliff. MarketWire

Stellar Biotechnologies to Present at Biotech Showcase(TM) in San Francisco on January 7th, 2013
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: KLH) (PINKSHEETS: SBOTF) (FRANKFURT: RBT), the world leader in sustainable manufacture of GMP-grade Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin (KLH), today announced that the Company will present at the Biotech Showcase 2013 conference in San Francisco at 9:00AM Pacific Time on Monday, January 7, 2013. MarketWire

Basware closes significant agreement on the delivery of Purchase-to-Pay services to Fortum
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, January 2, 2013, at 17:15Basware closes significant agreement on the delivery of Purchase-to-Pay services to FortumBasware has signed an extensive agreement on the delivery of Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) services to Fortum GlobeNewswire

Charles Howell III Teams Up With Gary Gilchrist
Charles Howell III has announced that he has teamed up with Gary Gilchrist and the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy coaching staff to oversee the development of his game. MarketWire

BMO Global Asset Management Releases 2013-14 Market Outlook: More Silver Linings than Clouds
BMO Global Asset Management today released their 2013-2014 Market Outlook, "More Silver Linings than Clouds," highlighting the hurdles Europe, China and the U.S. must overcome to keep the global economic recovery intact. MarketWire

Dryer Vent Wizard Witnesses How Fundraising Efforts Help Child Burn Victim
In October during National Fire Prevention Month, Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW) launched a nationwide campaign to raise funds for the Children's Burn Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides medical and psychological care and activities for children burned in fires along with programs for burn prevention and education. MarketWire

KONE acquires its Israeli distributor Isralift
KONE Corporation, Press Release, January 2, 2013 KONE has acquired Isralift, its authorized distributor in Israel. Isralift is one of the leading elevator and escalator companies in Israel and it has been KONE's distributor for over 10 years. Isralift has approximately 12,000 elevators in its maintenance base and employs 330 people GlobeNewswire

Azimuth Announces Enhanced Multi-Link Support in Director II Test Executive
Azimuth Systems has announced the availability of the latest upgrade to its award-winning ACE™ MX and MX2 MIMO channel emulators MarketWire

Schedulicity Unveils 2013 Small Business Forecast
Schedulicity, the leader in online appointment scheduling for small businesses, issued today its small business forecast for 2013 -- a year when increased economic confidence will usher in a return to traditional marketing methods, armed with new digital tools. MarketWire

IPSO Alliance Announces New Endeavors for 2013
As a result of efforts to develop relationships with other Alliances globally such as ETSI, the IPv6 Forum, Z-Wave Alliance, and Zigbee, IPSO has recently reached an agreement to partner with the IP500 Alliance (www.ip500alliance.org) MarketWire

Synergetics USA to Present at Sidoti & Company Semi-Annual New York Micro Cap Conference
Synergetics USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SURG) announced that David M. Hable, President and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation at the Sidoti & Company Semi-Annual New York Micro Cap Conference on Monday, January 7, 2013. The Conference will be held at The Grand Hyatt New York Hotel in Midtown Manhattan and Mr. Hable's presentation is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. Eastern time. MarketWire

mPhase Technologies Issued Patent No. 8,344,543
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: XDSL) reported today that it has been issued patent number 8,344,543 from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). MarketWire

NYSE Euronext (NYX) Investor Lawsuit to Halt the Buyout by IntercontinentalExchange Announced by Shareholders Foundation
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. announces that an investor in NYSE Euronext (NYX) shares filed a lawsuit to stop the proposed takeover of NYSE Euronext by IntercontinentalExchange at a value of $33.12 per NYX share. MarketWire

Cyclone Power Technologies Releases Year End Progress Letter to Shareholders
Cyclone Power Technologies (OTCQB: CYPW) has released the following year end progress report to its shareholders: MarketWire

Oakton Community College to Launch First Hands-On Nanotechnology Course in January 2013
Oakton Community College will launch its first hands-on nanotechnology course in January 2013. "Fundamentals of Nanotechnology" introduces the world of nanotechnology to students, including topics in nanophysics, nanochemistry, and nanobiology. Students can apply to Oakton and register for the course, which begins on Monday, January 14, at Oakton's Web site, www.oakton.edu. MarketWire

Wyndham Vacation Rentals Continues Global Expansion; Acquires Three Vacation Rental Management Businesses
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), announced today that it has completed three tuck-in acquisitions as part of its ongoing global expansion efforts. MarketWire

Advanced Laser Technologies' Laser Drilling Provides Stress-Free Holes
Advanced Laser Technologies announced their precision laser hole drilling service for military, medical, and industrial applications requiring micro-holes with precise angles and repeatability. Their service eliminates the imperfections often associated with mechanical drilling. MarketWire

easyhome Ltd. Completes an Exchange of Stores
easyhome Ltd. (TSX: EH) (the "Company" or "easyhome"), Canada's largest merchandise leasing company and a growing provider of financial services, is pleased to announce an exchange of stores with Rent-A-Center, Inc., a U.S. based merchandise leasing company (the "Transaction") MarketWire

Swordfish Financial, Inc. Announces a New Year's Resolution
Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRF) is a Minnesota corporation focused on developing strategic investment opportunities. MarketWire

ADCOLE Diesel Cam Tester Handles Parts up to 105" Long
ADCOLE Corporation is introducing an upgraded camshaft measuring machine that has been engineered to handle longer camshafts for large diesel engines, and provides submicron accuracy. MarketWire

Anver Vacuum Lifter and Tilter Loads Strip Metal Coil Onto Mandrel
Anver Corporation has introduced a new vacuum lifter and tilter for handling strip metal coils which combines powered lifting and tilting with suction pads that prevent the material from telescoping. MarketWire

Portable Degassing System From MV Products Is Truly Plug-and-Play
MV Products is offering a portable degassing system that is self-contained on a mobile cart, operates on standard electrical power, and is ready to use for a variety of laboratory, research, and production applications. MarketWire

Nameplates For Industry Delivers Custom Product Labels Within 3-5 Days
Nameplates For Industry, Inc. offers a new prototype program for custom product labels and other applied graphic products. The program features a flat fee for 10 pieces and rapid delivery. MarketWire

METALgrommets.com Stocks Drapery Grommets in 8 Popular Colors
METALgrommets.com is now stocking a full line of #12 drapery and curtain grommets in 8 popular colors that are designed for use with the Rowley® hand tool, bench press, and ClipsShop® setting equipment. MarketWire

Fortinet Named 2012 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions Magazine
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced that it has been recognized by Business Solutions magazine as a Best Channel Vendor for 2012 in the Security category. More than 3,000 value-added resellers (VARs) participated in this year's survey and more than 7,000 votes were cast MarketWire

Insulet Corporation to Present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced the Company will participate in the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Management is scheduled to present an overview of the Company on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m MarketWire

PHI Group CEO Henry Fahman to Be Interviewed on IPODesktop.com
PHI Group, Inc., (OTCQB: PHIL) (PINKSHEETS: PHIL), a company focused on energy and natural resources, announced today that its CEO Henry Fahman will be interviewed by Francis Gaskins, Editor of IPODesktop.com and also the primary video IPO analyst at Jim Cramer's TheStreet.com, on Thursday January 3, 2013 MarketWire

Texas Rare Earth Resources and Insiders Buy Over 1.5 Million Shares or Over 4% of Common Shares Outstanding
Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) ("Texas Rare Earth"), a heavy rare earths exploration company, today announced that the Company and insiders have collectively purchased over 1.5 million shares of common stock or over 4% of the shares of common stock outstanding based on 36.6 million shares of common stock outstanding as of December 27, 2012. MarketWire

RiceBran Technologies(TM) Announces Capital Increase at IRGOVEL
RiceBran Technologies (OTCQB: RIBT), a global leader in the production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today announced a US $3,000,000 capital increase at its Nutra SA/IRGOVEL subsidiary. MarketWire

IC Potash Issues Recap of 2012 Ochoa Polyhalite Project In Southeastern New Mexico
Sidney Himmel, President and CEO of IC Potash Corp. ("ICP" or the "Company") (TSX: ICP) (OTCQX: ICPTF), today issued a formal recap of the advancement of its Ochoa Polyhalite Project in Lea County, New Mexico; and commented on key milestones expected to be achieved in the coming year. Himmel stated: MarketWire

TCW Completes Acquisition of Special Situations Funds From Regiment Capital
The TCW Group (TCW), an international asset-management firm, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the Special Situations Funds group (SSF) from Regiment Capital Advisors L.P. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Further Expands Marcellus and Utica Leasehold Position in Ohio
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) (the "Company") announced today a new Joint Operating Agreement ("Agreement") with Eclipse Resources I, LP ("Eclipse"), a privately-held company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania MarketWire

Pilat HR Solutions Continues Surviving the Recovery Webinar Series With "Maximizing Productivity and Performance"
WHO:Pilat HR Solutions, the premier provider of human capital management technology and professional services. WHAT:Will present a complimentary webinar titled, "Maximizing Performance and Productivity When the Recovery Kicks In" as the second part of Pilat's "Surviving the Recovery" series of webinars. WHEN:Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. EST/9:00 a.m MarketWire

Oracle Recognized as the Global Market Leader in Customer Care for the Communications Industry
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Gartner Positions Oracle Communications in the Leaders Quadrant for Integrated Revenue and Customer Management Solutions
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) MarketWire

Ram Power Announces Commercial Operation for Its Phase II Expansion at San Jacinto-Tizate
Ram Power, Corp. (TSX: RPG) ("Ram Power" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, is pleased to announce the commercial operation of its newly completed Phase II expansion of the San Jacinto-Tizate project (the "Phase II Expansion"). MarketWire

Zayo Acquires Baltimore-Based Litecast
Zayo Group, LLC ("Zayo") announced today that it has completed its previously announced purchase of Litecast/Balticore, LLC ("Litecast"), a provider of metro Bandwidth Infrastructure services in Baltimore, Maryland, for a price of $22 million. MarketWire

Moog Acquires Broad Reach Engineering Company
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B) announced today that it has acquired Broad Reach Engineering Company (BRE), located in Golden, Colorado. The purchase price is approximately $48 million, including $37 million in cash, a $6 million note payable and a $5 million potential earn out payment, based on the achievement of certain financial targets. MarketWire

Green Hills Software to Sponsor, Present and Demonstrate at the 11th Annual Consumer Telematics Show in Las Vegas
Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions and a Gold Sponsor of this conference, will deliver a key presentation at the 11th Annual Consumer Telematics Show 2013, January 7, 2013 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV along with supporting a number of secure virtualization demonstrations. For more information, please visit www.ghs.com/events/CES_CTS_2013.html. MarketWire

Green Hills Software to Showcase Its Automotive Infotainment and Trusted Mobile Solutions at the 2013 International CES Show in Las Vegas
Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, will showcase its automotive infotainment and trusted mobile solutions at the 2013 International CES show, January 7 - 11, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Las Vegas, NV. For more information, please visit www.ghs.com/events/CES_CTS_2013.html. MarketWire

JBI, Inc. Raises $4 Million in Series B Financing to Fund Continued Execution of Business Plan
JBI, Inc. ("JBI" or the "Company") (OTCQB: JBII) is pleased to announce that between December 27, 2012 and December 31, 2012, it raised $4,012,554 in a private placement of 1,146,444 shares of the Company's Series B Convertible Preferred Stock (the "Series B Shares"). The Series B Shares, which were sold at a price of $3 MarketWire

Amazing 188 Seconds Spark and Kick Off Taipei's 2013
The 2013 firework show of the TAIPEI 101 kicked off while the crowd of more than 850,000 people finished the countdown for the final five seconds for 2012. French Groupe F, the professional firework designer, was commissioned for the ninth annual firework show for the tower this year MarketWire

Mitchel J. Laskey Appointed Chairman of IZEA Board
IZEA, Inc. (OTCQB: IZEA), the pioneer of Social Media Sponsorship, appointed Mitchel J. Laskey to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Laskey has been elected to serve as Chairman, replacing Founder and Chief Executive Officer Edward ("Ted") Murphy, who will remain on the Board as a Director and continue serving as Chief Executive of the Company. MarketWire

Probuphine(R) Receives FDA Priority Review Designation for Adult Patients With Opioid Dependence
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP) today announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for Probuphine® has been accepted for review and granted Priority Review designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MarketWire

CCA Completes Internal Reorganization
CCA (NYSE: CXW) (the "Company" or "Corrections Corporation of America"), announced today that it has completed an internal reorganization of its business operations so that it now has the ability to elect to qualify as a real estate investment trust ("REIT") for the taxable year commencing January 1, 2013 MarketWire

IDE Technologies Seals Deal to Provide Reverse Osmosis Solution for Largest Seawater Desalination Plant in the Western Hemisphere
IDE today announced that it has signed a contract with Kiewit Shea Desalination to design and supply equipment for the largest seawater desalination plant in the U.S., located near the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad, California. The company has also signed a contract directly with Poseidon Resources for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the plant for a period of 30 years MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Awarded U.S. Patent for Marine Communication Device With Wireless Cellular Telephone Connectivity
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning marine, automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,311,546 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its innovative Bluetooth-enabled marine radio technology MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Kicks Off Another Year of Product Innovation at 2013 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it will unveil its latest CE product innovations for 2013 at the upcoming International CES in Las Vegas, taking place January 8-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Unveils Its New Family of Two-Way Radios at 2013 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it will showcase the new Cobra Two-Way Radio line at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada held January 8-11, 2013 in booth #9417 in the Central Hall and #4937 in the North Hall MarketWire

Cobra Unveils iRadar ATOM Ultra High-Performance Radar/Laser/Camera Detection System Sporting the Industry's Most Compact Footprint
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it will preview the Cobra iRadar® ATOM™ at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada held January 8-11, 2013 in booth #9417 in the Central Hall and #4937 in the North Hall MarketWire

Cobra Electronics to Reveal the Latest Line in Radar Detection at 2013 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it will preview the Cobra SPX Radar line at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada held January 8-11, 2013 in booth #9417 in the Central Hall and #4937 in the North Hall MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Announces Update to Popular iRadar App at the 2013 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced a major update for the Cobra iRadar App at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada held January 8-11, 2013 in booth #9417 in the Central Hall and #4937 in the North Hall MarketWire

Cobra Sails Into CES 2013 With New HH500 Floating VHF Marine Radio
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning marine and consumer electronics, announced it will showcase the new Cobra HH500 Floating VHF Marine Radio at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada held January 8-11, 2013 in its main booth #9417 and #4937 in the North Hall MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Previews Cobra AirWave at 2013 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it will feature the Cobra AirWave™ at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada held January 8-11, 2013 in booth #9417 in the Central Hall and #4937 in the North Hall MarketWire

Invitation to pre-silent Q&A sessions with Metso's management
Metso Corporation's press release onJanuary 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. local time MarketWire

Grantham University Celebrates 62 Years of Changing Lives for Students
Grantham University, a 100 percent online university serving working adult students around the world, is celebrating a milestone: its 62nd birthday. MarketWire

USDA Integrates Telework Solution Using the SPYRUS(R) Secure Pocket Drive(TM) as a Secure, Trusted Endpoint to Protect Its Networks for Teleworking and Travelers
SPYRUS today announced that two editions of the SPYRUS Secure Pocket Drive (SPD) have been made available for use by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) International Technology Services (ITS) customers MarketWire

AhnLab V3 Mobile Records High AV-TEST Scores
AhnLab, a leading provider of information security products and services for consumers and enterprise business environments, today announced that its V3 Mobile achieved a top tier ranking in an Internal Mobile Security Test for Android from AV-TEST, the independent testing organization. MarketWire

NewKube MP3 Player Makes US Debut at Consumer Electronics Show 2013
Bluetree Electronics, a maker of next generation audio technology, today announced the NewKube, world's smallest MP3 player that delivers rich audio playback, will make its U.S. debut at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The NewKube will be on display for music writers and gadget journalists at the ShowStoppers event at the Wynn Hotel on January 8. MarketWire

Joseph Lifrieri Named President of Warren PRO
Joseph J. Lifrieri,, Ph.D., P.E., C.P.G., P.P., P.M.P., has been named President of Warren Professional Services (Warren PRO), a wholly owned subsidiary of AJS Acquisition, the company announced today. MarketWire

Reputation Changer: Complaints on Travel Sites Can Derail a Business
According to a recent study, reported at MarketingProfs.com, online reviews and complaints matter a great deal -- especially within the travel industry. The study finds that, among those who say they are likely to travel in the coming year, three out of four consumers say they believe the reviews submitted to travel sites, by fellow travelers, to be trustworthy MarketWire

Natural Gas Prices, EPA's Definition of 'Construction Start,' Could Determine Fate of 15 New-Build Coal Plants, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The future of North American new-build coal-fired generation is not as bleak as some analysts have claimed, according to Brock Ramey, North American Power manager for Industrial Info. Exactly how bright the future might be depends in large part on natural gas prices, he said in an interview MarketWire

Market Research Report - Revenues for the Elder Care Services Industry to Exceed $319 Billion in 2016
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the market research report "Elder Care Services" to their product offering. MarketWire

Market Research Report -- Orphan Drugs Market Fueled by Government Incentives, Commercial Opportunities
MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the market research report "Orphan Drugs: Market Environment Products and Companies" to their product offering. MarketWire

South Africa Considers CCS as a Technology for GHG Mitigation
In May 2012, the South African Government has officially endorsed a "Carbon Capture and Storage Roadmap" as part of the country's climate change mitigation strategy. Carbon Capture & Storage (in short CCS), is a promising technology for lowering the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of South Africa's coal intensive energy infrastructure MarketWire

David Cook appointed Chief Financial Officer of Biotie
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP. STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 2 January 2013 at 1:40 p.m GlobeNewswire

Sale of shares in AquaGen
Cermaq ASA has sold its shareholding of 12.34 % in Aquagen to the majority owner of AquaGen, the EW Group GmbH, for MNOK 70.The transaction will give a booked gain under net financial items of MNOK 56 MNOK in the fourth quarter of 2012. GlobeNewswire

Polo Bingo Launches New Look & Lucky 7s Mega Jackpot
London, January 2013: It's showtime for Polo Bingo, now debuting an interactive blog to match their new casino-style lobby! The big blog reveal is just in time for the new year, featuring a stellar line up of hot new promotions for 2013. GlobeNewswire

Amer Sports' summary of stock exchange releases and announcements in 2012
Amer Sports Corporation   STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENTJanuary 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm GlobeNewswire

Invitation to pre-silent Q&A sessions with Metso's management
Metso Corporation's press release on January 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. local timeMetso's management will host pre-silent Q&A sessions prior to stepping into silent period. The purpose of these sessions is to serve all financial community parties equally and increase understanding of the earlier stated information GlobeNewswire

Basware's acquisition of Certipost's network and e-Invoicing business closed
Basware Corporation, stock exchange release, January 2, 2013, at 13:45Basware's acquisition of Certipost's network and e-Invoicing business closedBasware's acquisition of Certipost's network and e-Invoicing business has been closed. Basware acquires the network and e-Invoicing business of Certipost, the leading e-Invoice operator in the Benelux GlobeNewswire

Incap to start co-operative negotiations at its factory in Vaasa
Incap CorporationStock Exchange Release2 January 2013 at 1.30 p.m. GlobeNewswire

DNO International ASA: Financial Calendar for 2013
DNO will present quarterly financial statements on the following dates in 2013: GlobeNewswire

Eltek ASA: EX DIVIDEND NOK 0.50 TODAY
The shares in Eltek ASA will be traded ex dividend NOK 0.50 from today Wednesday 2 January 2013. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä to supply major dual-fuel power plant to Jordan
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 2 January 2013, at 9.30 am EET GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä wins EUR 184 million power plant project from Jordan
Wärtsilä Corporation, Company announcement, 2 January 2013, at 9.30 am EETWärtsilä has signed a contract with AES Corporation to supply a major power plant to Jordan. The value of the turnkey EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) project is EUR 184 million GlobeNewswire

I.M. Skaugen SE : Financial Calendar 2013
I.M. Skaugen SE will present quarterly financial results on the following dates: Report 4th quarter 2012        15 February 2013 (revised) GlobeNewswire

TGS Signs Letter of Intent for 3D Vessel
ASKER, NORWAY (2 January 2013) - TGS announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with Fugro-Geoteam AS to charter an 8 streamer vessel, for 3D multi-client projects in Europe during the 2013 summer season.The charter will begin in April and last for approximately five months. GlobeNewswire

Imtech: Paul Kavanagh appointed as General Manager Imtech UK and member of Imtech Executive Council
Gouda, the Netherlands - The Board of Management of Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces the appointment effective 1 January 2013 of Paul Kavanagh (55) as General Manager Imtech UK and as a member of the Imtech Executive Council, the highest management level within Imtech. GlobeNewswire

Imtech: partner in Greater London Authority's RE:FIT framework, 47 million euro technology orders in London
Gouda - Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it is selected as one of the technology partners on the Greater London Authority's (GLA) multi-million RE:FIT framework GlobeNewswire

CoBe Capital Completes Acquisition of Warendorfer Kuchen GmbH From AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG (SIX: AFGN)
CoBe Capital, a private investment firm focused on the acquisition and management of non-core corporate divestitures, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Warendorfer Küchen GmbH, a manufacturer of premium kitchens from AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG (SIX: AFGN). The transaction closed on December 31, 2012. MarketWire

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