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Casino Tropez Mobile: The Face of Mobile Gaming in 2013
On-the-go casino fans can expect more games and features from this popular mobile gambling destination in 2013. GlobeNewswire

MorphoSys to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; Prime Standard Segment, TecDAX) announced today that itsmanagement will present at the upcoming J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conferencein SanFrancisco. MarketWire

Active Biotech to Present at the JP Morgan 31st Annual Healthcare Conference
Active Biotech (NASDAQ OMX NORDIC: ACTI) isscheduled to present at the JP Morgan 31st Annual Healthcare ConferenceheldJanuary 6-10, 2013 in San Francisco, US. During the presentation, an updateregarding Active Biotech's development programs will be provided. MarketWire

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Klean Industries to Recover Energy, Oil and Chemicals from Waste Plastic Recycling
Klean Industries Inc. ("Klean") a Canadian Energy Solutions Company announces its intent to collaborate with The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") to recover energy, chemicals and oil from end-of-life waste plastics that would otherwise be sent to landfill MarketWire

Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. Acquires Two Facilities in Mississippi for Approximately $10.7 Million
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) -- a publicly registered non-traded REIT investing in self storage -- has purchased two self-storage properties located in Ridgeland and Canton, Mississippi for a total aggregate purchase price of approximately $10.7 million MarketWire

New LED Dimmer From Opto 22 Connects to Serial Networks for Low-Voltage LED Lighting Control
Industrial automation manufacturer Opto 22 has announced the Network LED Dimmer, a compact, solid-state, and networkable LED dimmer that uses pulse width modulation (PWM) to control LED brightness (0-100%) for 9-30 VDC constant voltage LED lighting assemblies such as lamps, bulbs, strips, ropes, and bars MarketWire

YouMail and Red Pocket Mobile Team Up to Bring Cloud-Based Visual Voicemail to Contract-Free Wireless Service
YouMail, the popular provider of personalized, cloud-based telecommunication services, and Red Pocket Mobile, a leader in nationwide contract-free wireless, today announced that YouMail is now available for free to all Red Pocket Mobile customers MarketWire

STATS ChipPAC Provides Update for Fourth Quarter 2012
STATS ChipPAC Ltd. ("STATS ChipPAC" or the "Company") (SGX-ST: STATSChP), a leading semiconductor test and advanced packaging service provider, today provided an update for the fourth quarter 2012. MarketWire

Patriot Outlines Exploration Plans for KM 66 Silver-Gold Project in Durango, Mexico
Patriot Minefinders Inc. (OTCBB: PROF) ("Patriot", or the "Company") - MarketWire

GammaTech Introduces Semi-Rugged Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer
GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, announces the introduction of its semi-rugged ultra-mobile tablet PC (UMPC), Durabook model CA10. The unit features a 10 MarketWire

Mobile500 Alliance Launches Mobile Digital Television Service in Seattle and Minneapolis
The Mobile500 Alliance with Fisher Communications (NASDAQ: FSCI) and Hubbard Broadcasting announce the soft consumer launch of its mobile digital television service, called MyDTV, in the Seattle and Minneapolis markets. MarketWire

PremierWest Bancorp Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of Shareholders
PremierWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PRWT), the parent company of PremierWest Bank, announced today that a special meeting of shareholders will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. local time, at the Rogue Valley Country Club located at 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford, Oregon, 97504 MarketWire

Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch Indicate FBI Knew Assassinated U.S. Born Terrorist Anwar al-Aulaqi Purchased Airline Tickets for 9/11 Hijackers
Judicial Watch announced today that it has received documents from the U.S. State Department indicating that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was aware on September 27, 2001, that Anwar al-Aulaqi, the U.S. born terrorist assassinated by a U.S MarketWire

Shift4 Corporation Brings Back Birdies4Shriners Fundraiser
Shift4 Corporation, the world's largest independent payment gateway, is pleased to invite public participation in another year of Birdies4Shriners, their fundraising campaign that combines giving and golf to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. MarketWire

Charles Industries' Industrial Group Hires Benchmark Power Solutions as Manufacturer Representatives
Charles Industries, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Benchmark Power Solutions as manufacturer representative for Charles Industrial Group's line of rugged and dependable AC and DC electrical products and battery charging solutions in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. MarketWire

MBio Diagnostics, Inc. Will Present at Biotech Showcase in San Francisco, Monday January 7, 2013
MBio Diagnostics, Inc., a diagnostics company focused on enabling better healthcare decisions through immediate multi-disease diagnostics, today announced that Michael J. Lochhead, Ph.D., Vice President of MBio Diagnostics, will present a company overview at the Biotech Showcase, on Monday, January 7 at 2:30 p.m. PST at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, CA MarketWire

New White Paper From The Little Gym Affirms Early Physical Activity Benefits Last a Lifetime
The clean slate of a New Year is a great time to reevaluate and start fresh. While as many as half of us will make resolutions for ourselves, the new year is a chance for parents to begin making changes that will have a positive impact on their children's lives as well MarketWire

SEACOR Holdings Inc. Completes Transaction to Create Witt O'Brien's
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) ("SEACOR") announced today that the previously disclosed transaction to combine its O'Brien's Response Management subsidiary with Witt Associates to create Witt O'Brien's was completed on December 31, 2012. The combination brings together the nation's leading preparedness, crisis management and disaster response and recovery organizations. MarketWire

InvestmentPitch Partners with NewsFile Corp to Offer Clients Increased Canadian Distribution of News Releases - Video Summary on
Vancouver, British Columbia, January 3, 2013 - Video content producer InvestmentPitch partners with Toronto-based NewsFile Corp and now offers clients Increased Canadian distribution for the news releases that accompany each new video. GlobeNewswire

AMD to Host News Conference at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
AMD (NYSE: AMD) will provide a live video webcast of its news conference at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to be held Jan. 7, 2013 at 4 p.m. PT. The conference will demonstrate a range of attractive, high-performance mobile computing and gaming systems reflective of the company's longer-term strategy to focus on creating differentiated IP leadership. MarketWire

Insulet Corporation Announces the Sale of $85 Million of Common Stock
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod Insulin Management System, today announced the sale of $85 million of its common stock pursuant to an underwriting agreement with Canaccord Genuity Inc. The last reported sale price of Insulet's common stock as reported by the Nasdaq Global Market on January 3, 2013 was $21.72 per share. MarketWire

Micrel to Present at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference
Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high performance analog and high-speed mixed signal solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, has announced that it will be presenting at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference. The event will be held at the New York Palace Hotel on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Micrel is scheduled to present that day at 8:00 a.m. ET MarketWire

CorpBanca Announced the Offering of Senior Notes
CorpBanca, (NYSE: BCA) announced the offering of senior notes (the "Notes"). The Notes will be issued pursuant to an indenture. The sale of the Notes is expected to be completed on or about January 14, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. MarketWire

CalAmp to Present at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, announced today that the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Burdiek, is scheduled to present at the 15th Annual Needham Growth Conference. The conference is being held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City MarketWire

The Cooper Institute Launches More Than Fifteen New Courses
In their recently released Hot Jobs For The 21st Century report, the United States Department of Labor declared fitness training and instructing the hottest up-and-coming employment field, predicting that employment of fitness trainers and instructors will grow by a whopping 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all other occupations MarketWire

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Sucessfully Completes Sale of Subsidiary
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its 100% ownership interest in Bulk Energy Transport (Holdings) Limited ("BET"). The Buyer, I.M.I. Holdings Corp., is an affiliate of members of the Restis family, the Company's major shareholders. MarketWire

Hastings Mutual's A+ Superior Rating Affirmed by A.M. Best Company
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, a regional Property Casualty insurance carrier serving six states in the Midwest, was again awarded an A+ (Superior) financial strength rating from A.M. Best Company in 2012. This top rating is based on an independent evaluation by A.M. Best. The continued financial strength and performance of Hastings Mutual is highlighted in the affirmed rating. MarketWire

PBS Holding, Inc., PBHG, President Releases Letter to Shareholders on Significant 2012 Events
PBS Holding, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PBHG), (the "Company"), today released a letter to shareholders from its President, Bobby Varma. In the letter, Mr. Varma summarizes significant occurrences within the Company this year and cites goals for 2013. MarketWire

SAF-West Opens Anodizing Line, Adds Capacity
With the start-up of its batch anodizing line, SAF-West achieves functional parity with SAF's east coast capability. Their Redding, CA, plant operations now include distribution of aluminum extrusions & sheet, and metal fabrication in addition to the newly-added anodizing service. The anodizing plant reaches customers up and down the west coast with next day delivery throughout California MarketWire

Radius Completes Enrollment for Phase 2 Study of BA058-Transdermal Patch for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Radius Health, Inc. ("Radius"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new therapeutics for the treatment of osteoporosis and other women's health conditions, completed enrollment for its randomized Phase 2 study of BA058-transdermal (BA058-TD) in healthy postmenopausal women with osteoporosis MarketWire

Second Annual Pinot Days New York City to Assemble 45 Pinot Noir Producers and Their Wines for a Unique Wine Event
More than 100 acclaimed pinots will be poured at the 2nd Annual Pinot Days New York City, January 26th, 11am-4:30pm at City Winery MarketWire

Electronic Musician 2013 Editors' Choice Award Recipients Announced
Electronic Musician, the leading production and performance magazine for musicians, announced the recipients of its prestigious annual Editors' Choice Awards, which will be profiled in a special feature in the February 2013 issue. MarketWire

FeedBlitz CEO to Present at New Media Expo (NMX) on Monday, January 7th: 'The 7 Deadly Sins of List Building'
FeedBlitz, an innovative social media and email marketing service that enables online publishers to better reach, manage and track their audience, announces its featured presentation at the New Media Expo (NMX) on 'The 7 Deadly Sins of List Building MarketWire

Itronics Reports 2012 Revenues and Outlook for 2013
Itronics Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ITRO) reported today its 2012 sales of $2.29 million decreased by 19.6 percent from 2011 sales of $2.84 million. Fourth quarter sales were up 14 percent, but the increase was insufficient to overcome the sales decline that was experienced earlier in the year MarketWire

Room 77(R) Closes $30 Million Round to Accelerate Hotel Metasearch Platform
Hotel metasearch engine Room 77 today announced it has closed $30.3 million in Series C financing with participation from new investor Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) MarketWire

CEO of Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. Invited to Speak at the 2013 UBS Self Storage REIT Summit in New York
Strategic Storage Trust, Inc. (SSTI) -- a publicly registered non-traded REIT investing in self storage -- just announced that its chairman and CEO H. Michael Schwartz will be participating on the "Private Self Storage Operators" panel at the UBS Self Storage REIT Summit located at 1285 Avenue of the Americas in New York on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MarketWire

GAF to Hold Press Event at the International Builders' Show With Paul Teutul Sr., Star of Discovery Channel's American Chopper
GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, announced today they will be holding a unique press conference at The International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, NV. At GAF's IBS outdoor booth, C2701, at 5pm on January 22nd, the company will announce its sponsorship of the All-American Home Initiative MarketWire

Committee for Economic Development Announces Carl Camden, President & CEO of Kelly Services(R), as New Co-Chair
The Committee for Economic Development (CED), a non-profit, nonpartisan business-led public policy organization, is pleased to announce Carl Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) as the new Co-Chair of CED. Mr. Camden will serve alongside Roger W. Ferguson, Jr MarketWire

GSI Technology, Inc. to Present at 15th Annual Needham & Company Growth Conference
The management of GSI Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIT) is scheduled to speak at the 15th Annual Needham & Company Growth Conference to be held in New York on January 15 - 17, 2013. MarketWire

Summit Cabinet Coatings Expedites Turn-Around Time for Cabinet Refinishing Process From Seven to Five Days
The start of a New Year often brings about renewed vigor for many and the staff at Summit Cabinet Coatings is no exception when it comes to their specialty: kitchen remodeling. The business is proud to announce that the average amount of days to complete a cabinet refinishing project has dropped from seven to five days over the past year. MarketWire

Debut of the 2014 Audi R8 and Audi RS 5 Cabriolet at the North American International Auto Show
New 2014 Audi R8 improves in performance and efficiency through new S tronic® transmission New 2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet now available in the U.S. Audi to introduce more models at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Audi of America announces the U.S. debut of the much anticipated 2014 Audi R8 model line and new Audi RS 5 Cabriolet at the NAIAS MarketWire

Agricon Global Corporation Announces Signing Letter of Intent to Merge With Africa Farmlands, Inc.
Agricon Global Corporation (Agricon) (OTCBB: AGRC) announced today its execution of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge with Africa Farmlands, Inc. (AFL), an Iowa Corporation, by acquiring all issued and outstanding shares of AFL and controlling interest in its two Ghanaian Subsidiaries. MarketWire

Arizona Lottery Kicks Off New Year With New Arizona Black Scratchers(SM) Series
The Arizona Lottery announces the launch of its newest Scratchers series, Arizona Black. These Scratchers are in stores now and offer the most and largest prize amounts of any Arizona Lottery second chance drawing. MarketWire

MultiTouch's Interactive Displays React to Real-Life Objects With Enriched Reality(TM)
MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, today announced its latest technology, Enriched Reality™. With the new technology, MultiTouch's MultiTaction® series of displays are able to detect every object that interacts or is placed on the system. MarketWire

Sonical(TM) Heating Oil Units Installed on School Boilers Substantially Reduce Fuel Costs and Carbon Footprint for New Hampshire Academy
Go Green Technologies Corp. (PINKSHEETS: GOGR) announced today that installation of Sonical™ heating oil units to five boilers on the campus of Kimball Union Academy demonstrated an average improvement of fuel efficiency by more than 20%. This means a total annual average reduction of 3,742 gallons of fuel per year resulting in a savings of $11,154 for the school MarketWire

Best's Review Recognizes RGA for Successful Innovation
RGA Reinsurance Company, a subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA), a leader in the life reinsurance industry, has been recognized for innovation by A. M. Best for the second consecutive year. MarketWire

Vista Partners Publishes January 2013 Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter
Vista Partners ("Vista") announced today that it published its FREE macroeconomic/small cap oriented monthly newsletter for the month of January. Each monthly newsletter from Vista contains macroeconomic thoughts from Principal Analyst, Ross Silver, and monthly highlights of each covered small cap company. MarketWire

Dane-Elec's New my-Ditto Network Storage Solution Enhances and Shares Your Digital Life at CES 2013
Dane-Elec, a leading innovator in digital storage solutions, is launching its newest award-winning my-Ditto at the upcoming CES 2013. The new my-Ditto has been designed to be an all-inclusive storage solution that combines local and cloud storage, is simple to operate and stylish in design. MarketWire

Tower General Contractors Celebrates the "Topping Off" of Construction Laborer's Local 300 LEED-Designed Headquarters
Tower General Contractors celebrated the "topping off" of the Construction Laborer's Local 300 headquarters today, marking the completion of vertical construction. Located at 2005 W. Pico Boulevard at Westlake Boulevard in Los Angeles, the new $24 million, 82,000 square foot headquarters for the Union will be two stories high and will include two levels of underground parking. MarketWire

Netlist's HyperCloud Recognized as One of 2012 Hot 100 Products of the Year
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST), a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for the cloud computing market, today announced that EDN has named HyperCloud HCDIMM one of the "100 Hot Products of 2012." The 2012 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness and popularity. MarketWire

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Songa Offshore SE : Handover of Songa Eclipse
Songa Offshore SE ("Songa") has today finalised the formal handover of Songa Eclipse to Seadrill in line with the Memorandum of Agreement from November 2012. GlobeNewswire

Native American Energy Group Issues Letter to Shareholders Recapping 2012 Accomplishments and Commenting on Year Ahead
Native American Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: NAGP) (the "Company" and "NAGP") today posted a letter to its shareholders on the Company's web site, found at MarketWire

Fairmont The Palm Debuts on the Palm Jumeirah
Editors note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

FOCUS Brands Opens Milestone 1,000th International Location
FOCUS Brands Inc., the fast-growing company responsible for overseas expansion of Cinnabon®, Auntie Anne's® Pretzels, Carvel® Ice Cream, Moe's Southwest Grill®, Schlotzsky's® and Seattle's Best Coffee®, has opened its 1,000th international location -- a milestone capitalizing on the vast global opportunities for U.S. food brands. MarketWire

Highpower to Attend 2013 International CES in Las Vegas
Highpower International, Inc MarketWire

Blaze Pizza's Executive Chef Honored by Zagat
Blaze Pizza, a pioneer in the fast-casual artisan pizza category, announced that the company's Executive Chef, and owner of Olio Pizzeria & Café in Los Angeles, Bradford Kent and the pizzas he crafts were featured in Zagat's "Destination Pizzas: 10 Pies Worth a Trip." MarketWire

E FUN's APEN Touch8 Gives All Windows 8 Users Touch Screens
E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and marketer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, now makes it possible for any Windows 7 user who has upgraded to Windows 8 to fully enjoy its touch-screen capabilities. Its new APEN Touch8 system, using ultrasonic and infrared technologies, operates as a multi-touch-screen digitizer, providing touch-panel functionality where there was not one before MarketWire


PropThink: Playing KERX Uncertainty with Short-Term Options
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (KERX) issued a press release on Thursday morning related to the Medicare bundle for oral-only phosphate binders, which would positively impact the company's lead candidate Zerenex if the drug receives FDA approval. However, the information is largely unimportant in the near-term as investors await pivotal clinical trial data for Zerenex GlobeNewswire

Alcatel-Lucent Showcases Cloud-Based ng Connect Services Including MyMedicalRecords Telehealth Portal
MMRGlobal, Inc MarketWire

Greenjacket Announces Direct US Distribution
Cantega Technologies Inc., manufacturer of Greenjacket animal and bird cover-up protection covers for substation equipment, is pleased to announce that effective today, both Utility and Industrial customers in the USA may now order Greenjacket directly from the manufacturer. MarketWire

H&R Block Offers Free Second Look(R) at Prior Year Tax Returns
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) -- What is better than finding an additional tax refund on a prior year income tax return? How about finding additional money on up to three prior year returns? Given the fact the IRS won't accept 2012 tax returns until Jan. 22, taxpayers can use the first three weeks of 2013 to go three years back to find possibly overlooked tax breaks with a Second Look®. MarketWire

LifeSci Advisors Initiates Coverage of TiGenix, NV
LifeSci Advisors, LLC, a leading provider of investment research and investor relations services in the life sciences sector, today announced that it has initiated coverage of TiGenix, NV (Euronext Brussels: TIG), a leading cell therapy company that markets the only cell therapy approved to date and fully reimbursed in Europe, ChondroCelect for the repair of knee cartilage MarketWire

FPGA Design Heads to the Cloud
As companies increasingly turn to the cloud for all things IT, the commonly held notion that cloud computing is not a mature technology is beginning to be dispelled. When it comes to chip design, the problem-solvers at innovative start-up Plunify are utilizing the cloud to give FPGA designers a platform to dramatically accelerate chip design workflows -- and save time and money in the process. MarketWire

Bavarian Nordic to Present at Biotech Showcase 2013 in San Francisco
KVISTGAARD, Denmark, January 3, 2013 - Bavarian Nordic (NASDAQ OMX: BAVA) announced today that Anders Hedegaard, President & CEO will present at the Biotech Showcase(TM) 2013 Conference in San Francisco, CA on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:30 am PST. GlobeNewswire

Fort Collins Club Wants to Be Your Home Away From Home in 2013
For those looking to burn off what they put on this holiday season, turn to Fort Collins Club, Northern Colorado's premier sports and health club, to help you set the tone for a fabulous 2013. MarketWire

Magenium Solutions Achieves a Microsoft Silver Management and Virtualization Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network
Magenium Solutions, LLC, a Chicago-based IT services firm, today announced it has achieved a Silver Management & Virtualization Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft customers' evolving needs in today's dynamic business environment MarketWire

Jenne, Inc. Unveils Its 2013 Avaya-Oriented Reseller Training for Jenne University
Jenne, Inc., a leading value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking and security and surveillance products, announced its 2013 Avaya-oriented training schedule for Jenne University MarketWire

Audi Sets New U.S. Sales Record of 139,310 Vehicles in 2012; December Ranks as Best Month Ever
Audi today announced that 2012 was the best year, and that December 2012 was the best month, in its history of selling new vehicles in the U.S. market. MarketWire

Songwriter Ross Davis Brings Snow Angels to Life Through a New Song and Animated Music Video
Ross Davis is rejoicing this winter with the release of the single "Snow Angels" that he wrote MarketWire

J. Todd Galleries Celebrates 30 Years in Wellesley
In 1982, when Phyllis and Robert Totaro opened their art gallery for the first time on August 2nd, they showcased 43 pieces of art in their brand new 1,000 sq. ft. showroom in Wellesley, MA. Today, the gallery occupies some 3,000 sq. ft. and boasts an inventory of about 3,000 original works of fine art. And while galleries all around them have down-sized or closed their doors, J MarketWire

Becker & Poliakoff Lobbyist Omar Franco Elected President of National Hispanic Lobbyists Group
Becker & Poliakoff is proud to announce that Omar Franco, a Federal government lobbyist and head of the firm's Washington, D.C. office, has been elected president of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association (HLA). MarketWire

Volkswagen Reports 35.1 Percent Increase in 2012 U.S. Sales
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) MarketWire

Senior Planning Services Is Proud to Support the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
In the weeks since Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New Jersey, First Lady Mary Pat Christie started the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Howell, NJ-based Senior Planning Services is proud to support in this effort and encourage other businesses in the Garden State to get involved and pledge to make a donation to the hurricane relief ( MarketWire

Binswanger Named Exclusive Agent for Three-Building Manufacturing and Office Facilty in Wausau, Wisconsin
Binswanger has been named exclusive agent by Oilgear Company for the sale of a 118,535 sq. ft. three-building facility on 17 acres located at 7811 Stewart Avenue in Wausau, Wisconsin MarketWire

Bao Yuan Holdings Approves the Acquisition of Prado Tap Huge Growth Potential of Total Home Furnishing Solutions Market in the PRC
Bao Yuan Holdings Limited ("Bao Yuan Holdings" or "the Group") (stock code: 692) announced the approval of the acquisition of Zhongshan City Prado Style Household Company Limited ("Prado") under China Household Furniture Holdings Limited ("China Household Furniture") through its wholly-owned subsidiary at the extraordinary general meeting held today ACN Newswire

Mortgage Rates Start the New Year Near All-Time Record Lows
Freddie Mac (OTCBB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates continuing to hover near their all-time record lows helping to keep homebuyer affordability high and aiding the ongoing housing recovery. MarketWire

Green Room Communications Makes Waves in PR Industry
Green Room Communications, a specialty holding company focused on healthcare public relations, communications solutions and digital strategies recently added a new division to its growing portfolio, Q Communications, LLC. Q focuses on media relations and strategy MarketWire

iPad Roulette Surges in Popularity at
Real money games site has seen a surge in popularity of online roulette on iPad devices over the Christmas period. This reflects media reports that the devices were one of the most popular presents this Christmas. MarketWire

MediSwipe Inc. Announces New Corporate Headquarters in Michigan
MediSwipe Inc. ( (OTCQB: MWIP), a patient security solutions and financial products company for the health care industry, announced today that the Company has relocated its corporate headquarters from South Florida to Birmingham, Michigan effective immediately MarketWire

OPTIMIZERx Corp. Awarded Patent for SampleMD(R) eCoupon Technology
OPTIMIZERx Corp. (OTCQB: OPRX) is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued on December 25th, 2012 U.S. Patent No. 8,341,015, which provides the Company patent protection for SampleMD's eCoupon technology. MarketWire

Freddie Mac Announces First Multifamily Securities Offering of the Year, K-024
Freddie Mac (OTCBB: FMCC) today announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.2 billion in K Certificates ("K-024 Certificates"), which are expected to price the week of January 7, 2013, and settle on or about January 24, 2013 MarketWire

Alterrus Systems Inc. Appoints David Andru as Chief Financial Officer
Alterrus Systems Inc. (CNSX: ASI)(OTCQB: ASIUF) today announced the appointment of David Andru as Chief Financial Officer. David has a diverse background including, strategic planning, project management, financial modeling and reporting, management reporting, controller roles and team development and management. MarketWire

Acquisitions and Expansions Shine Spotlight on Avis Budget and Hertz Global
The rental and leasing services industry which includes companies such as Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) has been making headlines of late, as Avis Budget Group recently announced it has agreed to purchase Zipcar Inc. for around $500 million. At a per share price of $12 MarketWire

Iveda Solutions, Power-All Networks Team Up for the Inter-Cloud Revolution
Iveda Solutions (OTCBB: IVDA) announced today that it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Power-All Networks' (PAN) President and Co-Founder, Steve Hui. PAN is a prominent player in the development of what has been dubbed the 'Inter-Cloud.' Foxconn, the renowned manufacturing giant in IT and consumer electronics, is the major shareholder of PAN. MarketWire

Half Off Domain Names From
It is time to stock up on any new domain names needed for 2013 and beyond. The now legendary January Sale is officially underway with all new domain names offered at just half of the regular retail price. That means UK domain names can now be purchased for a mere £ 2.50 per year. All top level domain names offered by 34SP MarketWire

Stonesoft Corporation Stock Exchange Release January 3, 2013 at 4:25 p.m.CLARIFICATIONS TO STONESOFT'S UPDATED STRATEGY: AIMING AT RAPID GROWTH IN 2013-2014As has previously been announced, Stonesoft's Board of Directors and Executive Management have updated the company's strategy and goals GlobeNewswire

Meritage Reports Year-End Acquisition of 19 Wendy's Restaurants and Grand Opening of 111th Restaurant
Meritage Hospitality Group, Inc. (OTCQX: MHGU), one of the nation's premier restaurant operators, today announced it has acquired two Wendy's franchised portfolios consisting of nine Wendy's restaurants in Atlanta, GA, and ten Wendy's restaurants in Richmond, VA MarketWire

Vlier Products, a Division of the Barry Wright Corp, Opens Asian Sales Office in Shanghai
Vlier Products today announced the opening of a new office in Shanghai to expand its sales and service support for the Asian markets. The new office is located at China Sage Consultants, Inc. Address: 333 Shi Men Er Road, Zhen An Plaza, Building 3, Unit 17A. The new office will be staffed with a four member team working critical tasks required to grow market share and brand awareness MarketWire

Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM)/Phoenix RBT Solutions Appoints Director of International and Military Sales
Ultimate Training Munitions (UTM)/Phoenix RBT Solutions, providers of a leading non-lethal training system, today announced the appointment of James Battaglini, Major General, United States Marine Corps, retired, to director of military and international sales. MarketWire

Solexel Achieves Record 20.62% Thin-Silicon Cell Efficiency Utilizing Applied Nanotech's Proprietary Aluminum Metallization Material
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: APNT) announced that Solexel ( presented its world record achievement of 20.62% efficiency from 156 mm x 156 mm full-square solar cell using its low cost ultra thin epitaxial silicon film and porous silicon lift-off technology at PV Asia Pacific (APVIA/PVAP) Expo 2012 in Singapore on October 24, 2012 MarketWire

Prospect Capital Announces Origination Records of More Than $2.25 Billion in 2012 and More Than $750 Million in December Quarter, Including $32 Million Senior Secured Loan to Support Acquisition of System One by MidOcean Partners
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has provided a $32 million senior secured loan to support the acquisition of All Systems Holding, LLC ("System One"), a leading provider of professional staffing services, by investment funds managed by MidOcean Partners ("MidOcean"). MarketWire

Stonesoft Corporation Stock Exchange Release January 3, 2013 at 16:05 p.m.ADVANCE INFORMATION ON THE Q4 AND FULL YEAR 2012 PRODUCT SALES AND NET SALESStonesoft Corporation's product sales for the fourth quarter were approximately EUR 9.6 million and grew by approximately 58%. The net sales for the quarter were EUR 13.4 million (9.5), equaling 41% growth GlobeNewswire

ISS Issues Board Change Recommendation for Pro-Dex, Inc., Recommends Shareholders Vote on the WHITE Proxy Card
AO Partners (together with its affiliates, the "AO Partners Group"), the largest shareholder of Pro-Dex, Inc MarketWire

Happy New Eating: Industry's First Greek Cream Cheese Delivers Twice the Protein and 50% Less Fat Plus Live and Active Cultures
Franklin Foods, the fastest-growing cream cheese producer in the world, announced today that Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese will be available at over 500 Walmart Stores in the Eastern US beginning in January of 2013 MarketWire

PHI Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Indonesian Coal Asset
PHI Group, Inc., (OTCQB: PHIL), a company focused on energy and natural resources, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 70% of equity ownership in PT. Tambang Sekarsa Adadaya ("TSA"), an Indonesian company, in exchange for cash and stock. MarketWire

Magic Ruby to Unveil Live Sync Capabilities for the Second Screen at CES 2013
Magic Ruby, the leader in delivering monetizable content and applications for the second screen, today announced it will showcase its Second Screen Production Platform that will power a new generation of second screen applications at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. MarketWire

Magellan Adds Space-Saving 5-Inch RoadMate Commercial GPS With Premium Safety and Productivity Features
CES 2013 -- Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the Magellan® RoadMate® Commercial 5370T-LMB, a new space-saving 5-inch GPS navigator especially designed with premium safety, accuracy and productivity features to assist professional drivers on and off the road MarketWire Unveils 2013 Predictions for Online Backup and Recovery today unveiled five predictions for the online backup and recovery market for 2013, all pointing to the broader adoption of online backup in more industries and the extinction of hardware backup appliances MarketWire

Ritual Medical Spa Opens in Seattle
Ritual Medical Spa is excited to announce the arrival of expert injector, Cosmetic Surgeon Joshua Litwin, M.D. starting this Saturday, January 5th, 2013. Dr. Litwin will now be available weekends for medical spa appointments. Ritual Medical Spa is located in Seattle's vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood MarketWire

iStreamPlanet Announces New RTMP-Based Live Streaming Video Services
iStreamPlanet, a leading provider of live and on-demand streaming video solutions, announced today that the company is adding new RTMP-based global acquisition, ingest, and publishing capabilities to its portfolio of live streaming video services. These new capabilities enable broadcasters of all sizes to target a rapidly growing audience tuning in to live content on IP-connected devices MarketWire

Agile Therapeutics Closes $15 Million Financing Agreement With Oxford Finance
Agile Therapeutics and Oxford Finance announced today that they have closed a term loan facility for up to $15 million. Agile is developing a once-weekly contraceptive patch, AG200-15, designed to deliver a low daily dose of hormones, as well as a pipeline of other women's health products. Agile recently filed an NDA for AG200-15 and anticipates receiving a response from the FDA in 2013 MarketWire

Con-way Freight Receives LTL Carrier of the Year Award From Ryder Supply Chain Services
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), today announced it has been honored with an LTL Carrier of the Year award by the Ryder Supply Chain Services account team supporting a major high-tech manufacturing customer MarketWire

MetraTech Partners With VerticaLive
MetraTech Corp., the leading provider of innovative commerce, billing and compensation solutions, today announced that Metanga, its cloud-based commerce and billing application, will enable customer enrollment, billing and payment management for ISVs and application developers using the VerticaLive Business Framework, and for VerticaLive's new SMB-focused cloud accounting solution MarketWire

Fortinet Maintains Leadership Position in Unified Threat Management Market for 5th Consecutive Year According to Leading Market Research Firm
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high-performance network security -- today announced the company continues to maintain its market leadership position in the global Unified Threat Management (UTM) market according to Frost & Sullivan MarketWire

Ericsson highlights power of connectivity at 2013 Interational CES

Earthstone Finalizes New Loan Facility
EARTHSTONE ENERGY, INC. (NYSE MKT: ESTE) reported today that, on December 21, 2012, it established a new bank credit facility with The Bank of Oklahoma, located in Denver, Colorado. This facility replaces the Company's previous line-of-credit with American National Bank that expired on December 31, 2010 MarketWire

North Bay Resources Inc. (NBRI): Ruby Gold Progress Report
North Bay Resources Inc. (OTCQB: NBRI) ("North Bay" or the "Company") has issued the following shareholder update on the status of current operations at the Ruby Gold Project. MarketWire

Align Technology to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results on January 30, 2013
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) announced today that the Company will report fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 after the close of market. Financial results will be released at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT) and will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at MarketWire

Salt Lake Valley Police Alliance Deploying 120 AXONFlex On-Officer Cameras
TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced several orders for more than 443 AXONFlex on-officer cameras in the last two weeks of 2012. MarketWire

Zim's Crack Creme Keeps Skin Soft Through Dry Winter Months
When the weather outside is frightful, your skin doesn't have to pay the price. While you can't get rid of old man winter, you can fight dull, dry skin with Zim's Crack Creme® ( MarketWire

Worthington Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results
Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) today reported net sales of $622.6 million and net earnings of $31.8 million, or $0.45 per share, for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended November 30, 2012. In the second quarter of the prior year, the Company reported net sales of $565.7 million and net earnings of $12.0 million, or $0.17 per share. The prior year period included $9.7 million or $0 MarketWire

Q Therapeutics to Present at Biotech Showcase(TM) 2013 to Be Held During JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco
Q Therapeutics, Inc., an emerging biotechnology company developing innovative cell therapy products for the treatment of debilitating diseases of the central nervous system, today announced that the Company is scheduled to present at the Biotech Showcase™ 2013 to be held next week in San Francisco, California, January 7-9, 2013, during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. MarketWire

MYOS Corporation Appoints Glen R. Fleischer as Chief Executive Officer
MYOS Corporation (OTCBB: MYOS), a company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of products that improve human muscle health and performance ("MYOS"), announced today the appointment of Glen R. Fleischer as its Chief Executive Officer. MarketWire

PolyRemedy Announces Results of Clinical Study and Releases New HealSmart(TM) Software
PolyRemedy, a provider of wound management systems to home health agencies, today announced results from a recent clinical study along with a new version of its HealSmart Software Platform. MarketWire

ecVision Announces Mobile Application Functionality for International Supply Chains
ecVision, the leading supply chain collaboration platform provider for retail, announced today that it will demonstrate the mobile application capabilities for retailers at the National Retail Federation Big Show in January 2013. MarketWire

ASSIA Appoints Anthony Hill as Senior Vice President, Global Sales
ASSIA, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management (DSM) of digital subscriber line (DSL) and Wi-Fi networks, today announced the appointment of Anthony Hill as Senior Vice President, Global Sales MarketWire

Tensilica Introduces the Smallest, Lowest Power DSP IP Core for Always-Listening Voice Trigger and Voice Recognition
Tensilica®, Inc. today introduced the HiFi Mini DSP (digital signal processor) core, the smallest, lowest power DSP IP core supporting always listening voice trigger and speech command modes. Optimized specifically for the smallest area and lowest power in smartphones, tablets, appliances, and automotive applications, the HiFi Mini DSP IP core enables a hands-free experience MarketWire

ZyXEL Presents Solutions That Help the World Connect to Families, Friends and Entertainment at CES 2013
ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity, home entertainment and routing products, will showcase several forward-looking technologies at CES 2013, January 8-11. ZyXEL will demonstrate cloud-based entertainment and monitoring service solutions, and leading edge broadband access technology including fixed 4G / LTE MarketWire

LiveWire Ergogenics Renews Sponsorship of Letner Racing and Driver Harley Letner
LiveWire Ergogenics, Inc. (OTCBB: LVVV) (OTCQB: LVVV) has renewed its sponsorship of Letner Racing and driver Harley Letner for the 2013 off-road racing season. The Letner Team will once again compete in the Best in the Desert ("BITD") series of off-road races as well as in other off-road racing events MarketWire

ASUS Embraces Revolutionary New Interface, Partners to Bundle Leap Motion With Select Computers
Leap Motion, the motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of human/computer interaction, today announced one of its first global OEM partnerships. ASUS, a leading innovator in personal computing products, will bundle the revolutionary Leap Motion controller with select new computers MarketWire

Leap Motion Secures $30 Million in Series B Funding
Leap Motion, the motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of human/computer interaction, today announced the closing of a $30 million round from existing investors. MarketWire

Auxogyn Announces First European Patent for Eeva(TM) Test
Auxogyn, Inc MarketWire

Lantronix Showcases Ultimate iPhone, iPad Accessory for Easy Printing at Digital Experience 2013
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a leading global provider of smart M2M connectivity solutions, will be showcasing its xPrintServer™ family of iPad and iPhone printing solutions at Digital Experience on January 7, 2013, the evening prior to the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas MarketWire

Moog Inc. Announces Webcast for Annual Meeting of Shareholders on January 9, 2013
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A) (NYSE: MOG.B) will broadcast the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 9:15 A.M. ET, live over the Internet. Bob Brady, Chairman, and John Scannell, CEO, are the meeting hosts. MarketWire

Zumiez Inc. Reports December 2012 Sales Results
Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories, today announced that total net sales for the five-week period ended December 29, 2012 increased 15.0% to $120.3 million, compared to $104.6 million for the five-week period ended December 31, 2011. The Company's comparable store sales decreased 1 MarketWire

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon on Keys to Mommy Makeover Success
At his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice, Dr. Jay Orringer says the mommy makeover has quickly become one of the most commonly requested procedures MarketWire

Meridian Wins Brandon Hall Technology Award for LMS Reporting
Meridian Knowledge Solutions' Ad-Hoc Reporting software won a Silver Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Unique Learning Technology. Judges credited the software for combining learning data with sales and customer data, so organizations can report on how training efforts meet business goals. MarketWire

Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute Celebrates Twenty Years of Vision Correction in San Diego
In the late 1970s when the first Radial Keratotomy procedures were being performed in the United States, Dr. Michael Gordon dreamed of providing leading edge vision correction procedures. Less than a decade later, the San Diego LASIK surgeon performed the first excimer laser treatment to correct nearsightedness using the FDA-approved laser MarketWire

SDL to Commemorate Expanded Colorado Operations With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Reception
SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, is pleased to announce completion of a 37,000-square-foot office expansion in Superior, Colorado MarketWire

Symantec to Webcast Strategic Direction and Quarterly Earnings Call
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that it will Webcast its strategic direction and fiscal third quarter earnings results on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT to 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT from its headquarters in Mountain View, CA MarketWire

Cadec Named to 2012 Food Logistics FL100, Recognized as a Top Technology Provider
Cadec Global, which provides enterprise-class fleet management solutions, announced today that it has once again been named to Food Logistics prestigious FL100 list, recognizing software and technology providers whose products and services are crucial to the global food supply chain. The winners are featured in the November/December 2012 issue of Food Logistics magazine and at www.foodlogistics MarketWire

Innovative Health Solutions LLC, the Makers of H2O Overdrive(TM) and H2O Overdrive HYDRATE(TM), Announce a New Look and Taste for H2O Overdrive(TM)
Innovative Health Solutions LLC (IHS), the makers of H2O Overdrive™ and H2O Overdrive HYDRATE™, have announced the introduction of a bold new look on their flagship product H2O Overdrive™. MarketWire

Employee Retention Crucial in 2013; Glassdoor Survey Reveals Nearly One in Five Will Look for New Job in Next 3 Months
With the unemployment rate at the lowest it has been in more than three and a half years, employee confidence appears to be stabilizing. According to the Glassdoor Q4 Employment Confidence Survey(1), nearly half (48 percent) of employees(2) (including those self-employed) expect their company's outlook to stay the same in the next six months -- up eight points from the prior quarter MarketWire

Phoenix Police Department Deploys 2,365 TASER X2s With New TASER Protection Plan
TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced several large TASER Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW) orders for more than 2,600 TASER X2™ and more than 1,000 TASER X26™ in the last two weeks of 2012. MarketWire

Corporate America Bets on Cash-Driven Employee Weight Loss Challenges to Battle the Bulge
With the glut of U.S MarketWire

Given Imaging Launches New ManoView(TM) ESO v3.0 Software
Given Imaging Ltd (NASDAQ: GIVN), a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced the launch of ManoView™ ESO v3 MarketWire

Implant Sciences Wins Contract in Nigeria for Explosives Trace Detectors
Implant Sciences Corporation (OTCQB: IMSC), a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, today announced it has won a competitive contract for the sale of Quantum Sniffer™ QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors to a corporate customer for critical infrastructure protection in Nigeria. MarketWire

Ogilvy CommonHealth's Parsippany Office Rebrands Two of Its Service Groups
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide (, the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather (, today announced that as of January 1, 2013, Ogilvy CommonHealth Consumer Care and Ogilvy CommonHealth Insights & Analytics will be rebranded as Ogilvy CommonHealth Wellness Marketing and Ogilvy CommonHealth Behavioral Insights, respectively. MarketWire

Turkey Sells 600-Megawatt Seyitomer Lignite-Fired Plant for $2.25 Billion, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Turkey's Privatization Authority sold the operating rights of its lignite-fired Seyitomer Power Plant for $2.25 billion. Among the 16 firms bidding for privatization tender, Turkey's Celikler Insaat placed the highest offer for the 600-megawatt plant. This marks the highest offer placed in 2012, regarding power grid privatizations MarketWire

Star Bulk Announces Agreements With All of Its Lenders to Defer Up to Approximately $24 Million of Its Principal Repayment Obligations for Years 2013 and 2014, Reclassify $7 Million of Restricted Cash to Free Cash and Waive Certain Financial Covenants
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK), today announced that it has agreed in principle with all of its lenders to amend the terms of the current loan agreements subject to the execution of definitive documentation. MarketWire

Overland Storage to Present at Needham Growth Conference in New York on January 15, 2013
Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced that Eric Kelly, President and CEO, and Kurt Kalbfleisch, CFO, will present at the Needham & Company 15th Annual Growth Conference on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 10:40 a.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

Northern Gateway Pipeline Eyes Mid-2014 Decision From Canadian Government, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- One year down, and 18 months to go; that's the timeline for the Canadian government to reach a decision on the proposed Northern Gateway crude-oil pipeline system, a 2,000-mile, $6.5 billion project being developed by Enbridge Incorporated (NYSE:ENB) (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) MarketWire

EasyMed Services Secures Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. (DTCC) Eligibility Status
EasyMed Services Inc. (CNSX: EZM)(OTCBB: EMYSF)(MUN: EY6) ("EasyMed" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that it has secured Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) eligibility for the Company's shares trading on Over the Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol EMYSF. MarketWire

Eonsmoke Electronic Cigarettes Seeks New C-Store Distributors
Eonsmoke, a leading brand of electronic cigarettes, has grown in popularity as the company extends its reach throughout the United States. Distributor and convenience store acceptance of Eonsmoke and e-cigarettes over the past year has been unprecedented. MarketWire

Top Advanced Biofuel Projects to Watch in 2013, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As the "fiscal cliff" deal passed by the U.S. Congress includes tax-credit extensions for cellulosic biofuels, biodiesel and renewable diesel, there are a handful of advanced biofuel projects to watch closely in 2013 MarketWire

Hydroxycut: Smartphones May Play Crucial Role in Continued Weight Loss
According to a recent article from the Arizona Daily Sun, an increasing number of smartphone users are reported to have been making use of mobile apps geared towards health and fitness MarketWire Reviews the Importance of Online Reputation Management for College Grads
According to a recent Associated Press article, more and more colleges and universities are beginning to offer their students tools for online reputation management MarketWire

Fashion Week, World Boutique to Open 14 January
More than 1,800 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions will showcase their fashions, accessories and related products at the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter and HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong, 14-17 January. The two Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) events will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ACN Newswire

New York City Plastic Surgeon Launches New, Responsive Website
Dr. Stafford Broumand, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, recently updated his practice's website to create a more dynamic and educational experience for his patients. His practice now has a "responsive" website that automatically adjusts and optimizes the layout depending upon the device patients use to access it. MarketWire

Heart Healthy Lean Beef Recipes
(Family Features) These days, many people are re-evaluating their diets to lower cholesterol and fat. They're looking closely at foods to eliminate or cut back. One item that shouldn't be on the chopping block is lean beef. MarketWire

Keeping Fit and Having Fun as We Age
(Family Features) Regular physical activity at any age can help you live longer, feel better and reduce health problems. But far too many people, including baby boomers, don't get the exercise they need. According to the 2012 Participation Report from the Physical Activity Council (PAC), 35 percent of Americans over the age of 55 are physically inactive MarketWire

Cupcakes for Every Occasion
(Family Features) Maybe it's the single serve proportions, perfect cake-to-icing ratio or approachability of this iconic treat, but America's love affair with cupcakes is holding strong. These tasty treats can be adapted to any occasion, and whether it's a favorite holiday, birthday bash, girl's night out or just because, the color, sweetness and fun of cupcakes makes people smile. MarketWire

Smart Substitutions
(Family Features) When you're hungry and pressed for time, it's tempting to swing through the drive-thru or order takeout. But while these seemingly convenient choices save you time, they might cost you in calories, fat, sugar and sodium. Here are some easy ways to make smart substitutions throughout the day that are also time-saving. MarketWire

Doing Good, All Year Long
(Family Features) While charitable giving increases towards the end of the year as important community needs are showcased, such needs continue all year long. Unfortunately, giving tends to drop off after the holidays, leaving many organizations with a shortfall of donated goods, cash and even volunteers in the new year. MarketWire

The Ultimate Game Day Warm Up
(Family Features) Bold, flavorful chili is the ultimate game day grub, offering hearty portions to feed a hungry crowd and personalized toppings to suit every palate. For a delicious twist to your go-to, wow guests with a hearty, versatile pork-based chili with layers of savory flavor. MarketWire

Choosing Health Insurance That Meets Your Needs
(Family Features) Millions of working Americans are still without health insurance, and many more worry about whether they'll be able to afford their existing coverage due to rising health costs. MarketWire

How to Stay Active All Winter
(Family Features) The winter months mark the end of the outdoor training season for many active people, and the colder, shorter days can make it challenging to stay motivated and active. In fact, Gallup surveys find that exercise levels and healthy eating habits amongst Americans significantly decline during fall and winter months. MarketWire

Enjoy a Flavorful Escape
(Family Features) In an effort to take a break from the "always on" mindset everyday life requires, more and more people are looking for momentary escapes. This includes truly savoring the foods they eat. According to the McCormick® Flavor Forecast 2013 food trend report, people are diving headfirst into foods that offer those quick, flavorful escapes -- no apologies necessary. MarketWire

Up and Away and Out of Sight
(Family Features) Grandparents know children are curious and do everything possible to keep them safe as they explore. Grandparents love when their grandchildren come to visit, but they do not always remember to take extra precautions to put their medicines and vitamins up and away and out of sight before their grandkids arrive. In fact, in a recent survey from the University of Michigan C.S MarketWire

Clean Closets Make a Happy Home
(Family Features) When it comes to getting the house clean and tidy, closets often get left off the to-do list. From hall closets and linen closets to bedroom closets, "out of sight, out of mind" thinking quickly leads to clutter -- and then frustration when you can't find what you need when you need it. MarketWire

Odfjell SE : Extension of TRS agreement
On 1 October 2012 Odfjell SE entered into a Total Return Swap (TRS) agreement with DNB Markets. The TRS comprises 5,891,166 A-shares and 2,322,482 B-shares with expiry on 2 January 2013. Today, the expiry date for this TRS has been extended to 4 February 2013, with agreed strike prices of NOK 23.50 and NOK 23.10 respectively GlobeNewswire

Market Research Report -- Tanker Truck Body and Trailer Manufacturing Industry Growing has announced the addition of the market research report "Tanker Truck/Body and Tanker Trailer Manufacturing in North America: Analysis & evaluation of the size, segmentation, channels, and competitive structure underlying the fabrication and manufacture of tanker trucks and tanker trailers in North America" to their product offering. MarketWire

We Check Incorporated Announces the Debut of New Website "Colorado Towers"
In an effort to further combat illegal towing practices, We Check Incorporated is proud to announce the debut of its new "Colorado Towers" website, located at To celebrate the website's debut, We Check Incorporated is giving away four tablets to users who register and post on their forum MarketWire

Triple Point Technology Acquires WAM Systems
Triple Point Technology, the leading global provider of cloud and on-premise Commodity Management software, announced today it has acquired WAM Systems. WAM is the premier provider of supply chain planning and optimization solutions for process manufacturing industries including oil and gas, polymers, CPG, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. MarketWire

Costco Wholesale Corporation Reports December Sales Results
Costco Wholesale Corporation ("Costco" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: COST) today reported net sales of $11.21 billion for the month of December, the five weeks ended December 30, 2012, an increase of twelve percent from $10.05 billion during the similar five-week period last year MarketWire

Aker Solutions buys US produced water de-oiling product and services company
Aker Solutions is buying Separation Specialists Inc., a California-based provider of produced water de-oiling products and field services, which strengthens the international oil services company's position in the produced water de-oiling segment. GlobeNewswire

Alabama Graphite Corp. Year End Review
Alabama Graphite Corp. (the "Company") (CNSX: ALP)(FRANKFURT: 1AG) (ISIN# CA0102931080) (WKN A1J35M) is pleased to provide a year end review of its Coosa Graphite Project in Alabama. MarketWire

Nominations Announced for 17th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW; Ceremony to Take Place February 2 at Beverly Hilton Hotel
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW for 2012. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair John Shaffner and Awards co-producers Greg Grande and Raf Lydon MarketWire

Newly Appointed Business Leaders Would Be Wise to Question Conventional Wisdom
During their 100-day honeymoon period, many new CEOs like to initiate bold actions and thereby make an early impact -- which does not always equate to a long-lasting impact, unfortunately. The modern business environment has become so complex that generalized "best practices" are no longer always applicable MarketWire

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