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Internet Patents Corporation Issues Comment Regarding U.S. District Court Ruling
Internet Patents Corporation (NASDAQ: PTNT) ("IPC"), the owner of U.S. Patent No. 7,707,505 ("the '505 patent"), and other patents, today commented on the dismissal of its patent infringement lawsuit against The General Insurance Services, Inc. ("The General") by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on September 24, 2013. MarketWire

ARGONAUT Adds New Creative Director
San Francisco-based ad agency ARGONAUT announced today the appointment of creative director Chean Wei Law, who brings a wealth of experience as interactive design director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and as art director with Wieden + Kennedy and JWT. MarketWire

Rapier Gold Provides Exploration Update on the Pen Gold Project, 37.6 g/t Sample Taken in New Target Area
Rapier Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RPR) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an exploration program update for its Pen Gold Project, approximately 75 km southwest of Timmins, Ontario. The summer mapping and prospecting program was completed last week. MarketWire

Amiga Games Inc., a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Writers' Group Film Corp., Engages Emily Clock to Oversee Content Strategy and Licensing
Writers' Group Film Corp. (OTCQB: WRIT) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Amiga Games, Inc., a publisher of classic video games for a wide range of console and mobile devices, is pleased to announced its recent hire of Emily Clock to head content strategy and licensing. MarketWire

The CedarCrestone 2013-2014 HR Systems Survey White Paper, 16th Annual Edition Now Available
The CedarCrestone 2013-2014 HR Systems Survey White Paper, the longest running research source on current trends, directions, and implications for 30+ Human Resources technologies, made its annual debut today at the HR Technology® Conference and is now available for download at www.cedarcrestone.com/survey MarketWire

ECCO2 Founder-Chairman Peterson Says Green is Good, U.S. Fed Gov't Shut Down is Bad
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

NextFuels Narrowing Search for Site to Produce Biofuels From Palm Plantation Residue
NextFuels, a pioneer in transforming agricultural residue into biofuels, is actively narrowing the search for a site for its initial pilot plant to Southeast Asia. The pilot plant will demonstrate how NextFuels can economically produce transportation and industrial fuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste from palm oil plantations. MarketWire

Top Imaging Industry Executive Joins C2
C2, Southern California's largest independent print and business solutions firm, has announced a new executive hire. MarketWire

Northstar Healthcare Inc. Announces Highest Quarterly Revenues Since Q4 2008
Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX: NHC) today announced preliminary revenue results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 of approximately $7 million. MarketWire

Champion is Pleased With Quebec Government's Announcement of A Pre-Feasibility Study for A Third Railway Under Their Economic Policy
CHAMPION IRON MINES LIMITED (TSX: CHM)(OTCQX: CPMNF)(FRANKFURT: P02) ("Champion" or the "Company") is pleased to comment on today's announcement by the Quebec Government Economic Policy regarding the initiation of a pre-feasibility study for a third railway to transport iron ore from the Labrador Trough. MarketWire

Crossroads Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Oracle
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data archive solutions, filed a complaint against Oracle Corporation in the federal district court in Austin, Texas, alleging infringement of U.S. Patents 6,425,035; 7,051,147; and 7,934,041. Crossroads seeks monetary damages and an injunction MarketWire

Dr. Kathy Gohar, One of the Leading Cosmetic Surgeons in Los Angeles, Utilizes New Fat Transfer Method for Brazilian Butt-Lift Procedure
As founder of the BH Cosmetic & Laser Center, Dr. Kathy Gohar is one of the most highly sought-after professionals for enhancement surgery procedures in Southern California. Clients looking for a flawless facelift in Beverly Hills have been impressed time and again. Dr MarketWire

Freddie Mac Issues Temporary Guidance, Requirements to Help Borrowers During Government Shutdown
In an October 7 Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide Bulletin, Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) issued temporary guidance to the nation's lenders to minimize disruptions to the mortgage market during the temporary federal shutdown. MarketWire

Turquoise Hill Resources Appoints Rowena Albones as Director
Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX: TRQ)(NYSE: TRQ)(NASDAQ: TRQ) today announced the appointment of Rowena Albones to the company's Board of Directors. She is a Rio Tinto-nominated director that is replacing Jean-Sebastien Jacques. MarketWire

Beamz Interactive, Inc. Releases New Product Into the Education and Healthcare Markets
Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), an emerging growth technology company specializing in state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced shipment of its new education and healthcare offering. Beamz interactive music technology has proven successful in schools, rehabilitation centers, hospitals and senior settings MarketWire

Star Bulk Announces Completion of Its Follow - On Offering Including Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Common Shares
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the "Company" or "Star Bulk") (NASDAQ: SBLK) today closed its previously announced public offering, issuing 8,050,000 new common shares, including 1,050,000 common shares sold pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters' option to purchase additional common shares. Gross proceeds of the offering were approximately $70.8 million, inclusive of $9 MarketWire

SolarWinds to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results on Tuesday, October 29 and Present at Upcoming Analyst Day
SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it will report its financial results for the third quarter of 2013 on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. The company also plans to host its Analyst Day in Boston on November 7, 2013. MarketWire

Digital Generation, Inc. Reaches Agreement With Meruelo Stockholders
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The World's Largest Gingerbread Pirate Ship Launches the Holiday Season at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
There is a sense of magic as you enter the long drive lined with palm trees gleaming with holiday lights. Moments later, the front door opens with those magical words, "Welcome to The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island," and immediately, your senses are overwhelmed with the sweet aromas, sights and sounds from your childhood memories. MarketWire

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Sourcefire
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. With the close of this acquisition, Cisco will provide one of the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolios, as well as a broad set of enforcement and remediation options that are integrated, pervasive, continuous and open. MarketWire

Lithia Announces Acquisition of Nissan and Kia Store; Schedules Release of Third Quarter 2013 Results
Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) announced that it acquired Stockton Nissan Kia in Stockton, California. The store will be named Nissan and Kia of Stockton, and adds $45 million in estimated annual revenues. MarketWire

Hotel in Richardson, Texas Partners With State Fair
Texas is synonymous with "big," so it should be no surprise that its state fair is of epic proportions. The fair, held at Fair Park, runs through October 20, 2013, and the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel is offering a package that makes visiting the fair easy and affordable. MarketWire

Quidel to Hold Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results Conference Call on October 23, 2013
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, will release third quarter 2013 financial results after market close on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. MarketWire

Experience an Event-Filled Autumn Visit at the Newark Airport Hotel
Located just ten miles west of New York City, the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott is home to first-rate venues that host exciting entertainment and sporting events. Featuring luxury suites near Newark Airport and more than 13,260 square feet of banquet and meeting space, this Newark hotel near NYC is a perfect place for a memorable getaway. MarketWire

SolarWinds Acquires Confio Software, Further Extending Technology Management Capabilities for IT Professionals
SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), an IT management leader serving over 150,000 customers worldwide including small to medium sized businesses and 425 of the Fortune 500 companies, today announced that it has acquired privately held Confio® Software, the makers of the award-winning Ignite® database performance management software MarketWire

State of Television Conference to Feature David Stern, Irwin Gottlieb, Michael Powell, Gordon Smith, and Other TV All-Stars
Some of television's top minds gather together to analyze all aspects of the industry at the State of Television conference, which is being held at New York City's Waldorf Astoria on October 28 MarketWire

Records Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal U.S. Knew of Sophisticated Al Qaeda Plan to Hijack Commercial Airliner in 2000
Judicial Watch announced today that on August 29, 2013, it obtained a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Intelligence Information Report (IIR) revealing that the United States disregarded advanced warning of a 2000 al Qaeda plot to hijack a commercial airliner because "nobody believed that Usama bin Laden's organization or the Taliban could carry out such an operation." MarketWire

Enjoy Apple Picking, Live Music and More in Bergen County
With its fall festivals and events, Bergen County, New Jersey, is the ideal autumn getaway. Take advantage of New Jersey's great fall activities at the Park Ridge Marriott, a relaxing hotel in north New Jersey. MarketWire

Cartera Commerce President and CEO to Speak at Money2020
Cartera Commerce, the leading provider of omni-channel marketing solutions that increase revenue and customer loyalty for merchants, card issuers and airline frequent flier programs, today announced that its President and CEO Tom Beecher will be a featured speaker at the second annual Money2020 conference, taking place at the ARIA Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Resort this week. MarketWire

HSR Waiting Period Has Expired for the Acquisition of Substantially All of the Assets of Ivesco Holdings LLC
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. ("MWI") (NASDAQ: MWIV) announced today that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (the "HSR Act") for the proposed acquisition of substantially all of the assets of IVESCO Holdings LLC ("IVESCO") expired on October 3, 2013 MarketWire

Thomas Starr King Middle School Awarded $5,000 Barona Education Grant to Purchase iPad Minis and eBooks
Thomas Starr King Middle School is the latest school to receive a $5,000 education grant from the Barona Band of Mission Indians. Since 2006, the Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded over $2 million to over 400 schools statewide to help bridge school budget gaps and share resources through its Barona Education Grant Program. MarketWire

Live the Legend of Sleepy Hollow This October
Author Washington Irving's classic tale "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," about the spooky Headless Horseman and timid schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, is an eerie tale that continues to haunt today. Live the legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Westchester Marriott, a comfortable and welcoming hotel in Westchester, New York. MarketWire

Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport Ushers in Fall With Limited-Time Offer
Fall is a time for cozy evenings, festive get-togethers and, according to the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport, drastic savings. Travelers looking to escape on a fall holiday to one of the South's most picturesque cities are invited to take advantage of the substantial savings offered during this High Point, North Carolina hotel's 48-hour fall sale. MarketWire

BevMo! Weddings Program and Thirsty Times Blog Win Gold at the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards
BevMo!'s Wedding program and Thirsty Times blog were both honored as gold award winners at the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards on September 30th MarketWire

Budget-Conscious Travelers Get a Taste of Luxury With Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel's Limited-Time Offer
Racing time is usually a futile pursuit, at least in terms of aging and deadlines. But when it comes to booking a premier property like the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel at a rate that puts your grocery bill to shame, everyone should harness a carpe-diem attitude and log on to the computer. MarketWire

Franklin Resources, Inc. to Announce Fourth Quarter Results on October 24, 2013
On Thursday, October 24, 2013, Franklin Resources, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: BEN) will release its fourth fiscal quarter 2013 operating results at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Pre-recorded audio commentary on the results from Chairman, CEO and President Greg Johnson and CFO and Executive Vice President Ken Lewis will be available at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time MarketWire

Pacific Life Helps Advisors Meet Small to Mid-Size 401(k) Plan Needs
Financial advisors who want to build deeper relationships with owners of small to medium-size businesses have an industry-leading ally: Pacific Life Insurance Company MarketWire

Washington State Employees Credit Union Taps Brandman University for Customized Corporate Training Program
Brandman University's School of Extended Education, the entrepreneurial division of Brandman University, has partnered with the Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU), a community of more than 200,000 members, to design, develop and deliver a comprehensive, customized leadership training program for its mid-level leaders. MarketWire

Avista Corp. Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Announced
Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) will hold its quarterly conference call and webcast to discuss third quarter 2013 results on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. A news release with third quarter 2013 earnings information will be issued at 7:05 a.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 6, 2013. MarketWire

LifeJourney Announced Today That Intel Will Lead the CISO LifeJourney for America's Youth
LifeJourney announced today that Chief Information Security Officer Malcolm Harkins of Intel® Corporation will lead the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) LifeJourney to inspire a generation around STEM and Cyber Security MarketWire

The Focal Point LLC Opens Dallas Office and Hires Senior Director of Jury Consulting
The country's leading trial consulting firm, The Focal Point LLC, announced this week the opening of an office in Dallas, Texas. MarketWire

Intermountain Wind and Solar Is Offering Utah Residents Incentives for Solar Power in Salt Lake City
IWS is also a leading provider of solar and wind energy in Utah. The company has recently been educating potential consumers about the benefits of utilizing renewable resources through their community incentives. This program has proven to be successful in helping residents reduce their monthly bills and save money on utilities MarketWire

Mondo Named 2013 Fast 50 Award Winner by Crain's NY Business
Mondo, a leading technology resourcing provider, has been named to Crain's New York Business Fast 50 list, which recognizes the fastest-growing companies in New York. MarketWire

Comprehensive TaxACT Software Helps Professional Tax Preparers Boost Productivity and Offer Enhanced Client Services
TaxACT®, the value leader in tax preparation and filing solutions, has released its 2013 federal software for professional tax return preparers. TaxACT Preparer's Federal 1040, 1065, 1120 and 1120S Editions are available now, and State Editions will be released in early January. MarketWire

Sevyn Streeter Unveils Long Awaited Debut EP; Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Breaks Out With Top 15 Smash, "It Won't Stop"; New Video, Directed by and Co-Starring Chris Brown, Set for Premiere Later This Week; "CALL ME CRAZY, BUT..." Arrives on November 5th
CBE/Atlantic recording artist Sevyn Streeter has announced details of her eagerly awaited debut EP. "CALL ME CRAZY, BUT..." arrives at the iTunes Store and other digital retailers on Tuesday, November 5th. MarketWire

ACTIVE POWER, INC. SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Active Power, Inc. and Its Board of Directors and Lead Plaintiff Deadline of November 12, 2013 -- ACPW
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced on behalf of investors who purchased Active Power, Inc. ("Active Power" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ACPW) common stock between April 30, 2013 and September 5, 2013. MarketWire

Wood Partners Building 249-Unit Apartment Project in Emerging Dallas Neighborhood Close to Transit, Downtown
Wood Partners, one of the nation's most active multifamily developers, has broken ground on a $36.3 million, four story apartment community adjacent to a Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail station. MarketWire

GameSalad Works With Amazon to Offer Free Professional Game Development Tools for Fire OS Developers
GameSalad Inc., a leading provider of mobile game development tools with over 700,000 developers, today announced it is working with Amazon in support of the Kindle Fire game development community. GameSalad's professional suite of game development tools will be free to developers (a $299 value) interested in building games for the Kindle Fire line of tablets MarketWire

The Walking Company Announces 3rd Annual 'Walking for Hope' Pink Ribbon Campaign to Raise $250,000 Towards the Fight Against Breast Cancer
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Joseph L. Cowan Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced that Joseph (Joe) L. Cowan has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer MarketWire

Insite Software Named a Strong Performer in the B2B eCommerce Market by Independent Research Firm
Insite Software, a leading provider of B2B eCommerce platforms and shipping solutions approaching 1000 customers worldwide, today announced it has been recognized by Forrester Research, Inc., as a strong performer in the inaugural Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q4 2013. MarketWire

EMC Publishing Unveils "Expand" Layer of EMC Languages Online Learning Environment
EMC Publishing, a division of New Mountain Learning, today introduced the second layer of EMC Languages, an online environment for teaching and learning world languages in K-12 classrooms. Called "Expand," the layer provides students with a way to immerse themselves in the language and culture beyond the everyday classroom situations MarketWire

Sabal Financial Group, L.P., Announces Expansion of Home Builder Finance Into the Mid-Atlantic Region
Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a privately held diversified financial services firm specializing in real estate, lending and banking, announced the expansion of its Home Builder Finance division. The first office, which was established in Orlando, Fla., in the second quarter of 2013, will be supplemented by the office in Charlotte, NC MarketWire

Apple and Android May Dominate Market, but New Study Reveals One-Third of Consumers Are Undecided About Their Next Mobile Device Purchase
Management consultancy cg42 today released the findings of a new study that reveals consumer perceptions of and purchase intent for the nation's top mobile device brands. The study found that only 16% of U.S. respondents plan to purchase a mobile device in the next 12 months, with 25-34 year-olds making up the largest segment of that group MarketWire

Sabal Financial Group Announces $2-10 Million Joint Venture Equity Finance Offering for Commercial Real Estate Owners and Operators
Sabal Financial Group, L.P., a diversified financial services firm specializing in real estate, lending and banking, announced a new $2-10 million joint venture equity platform for owners and operators of commercial real estate MarketWire

Fuse Science(R) Goes Live With Next Generation of Commercial Advertising, Duane Reade Locations to Receive Display Units
Fuse Science, Inc. (OTCQB: DROP) (www.fusescience.com), a consumer products and delivery technology company that is developing new, patent-pending technologies poised to redefine how consumers receive energy, medicines, vitamins and minerals announced today that as of late last month it has officially launched the first wave of what is believed to be the next generation of commercial advertising MarketWire

American Mediterranean Restaurant and Juice Bar in Houston Celebrates 13 Years in Business
2013 marked the 13th successful year in business for the Island Grill in Houston, Texas. The restaurant industry is infamous for its hit or miss success, especially in larger cities. The Houston restaurant scene is thriving. Yet, in a city with so much competition, restaurants with lower quality food or experience don't tend to stick around very long MarketWire

Fingerprint Funds Transfer
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today from NEW YORK, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said the company has developed a system on its fingerprint activated card that allows for fingerprint based card to card funds transfer MarketWire

Welocalize Sponsoring and Exhibiting at Localization World 2013 in Silicon Valley
Welocalize, global leader in translation and localization solutions, is a proud sponsor and featured exhibitor at the upcoming Localization World conference taking place in Silicon Valley October 9 - 11, 2013. MarketWire

Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Against City of Minneapolis
On September 25, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of a local real estate developer, forcing the City of Minneapolis to approve a Warehouse District office project that it had denied in 2009. The ruling effectively imposes a 60-day deadline for the City of Minneapolis to rule on zoning-related requests submitted to the Historic Preservation Commission. MarketWire

Propellantless Spacecraft Maneuvering With Laser Thruster Technology Gets Boost From NASA's NIAC Program
Effective October 1st, Y.K. Bae Corporation has been awarded $500,000 from NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase 2 program to further develop the company's innovative Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT) technology. This two year research and development phase will result in a scaled-up laboratory demonstration of PLT propulsion with space qualified lasers in a vacuum environment. MarketWire

Lucite International Partners With Museum of Arts and Design
Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, today announced a partnership with the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) that includes the in-kind donation of LuciteLux® acrylic material used to make display pedestals for the highly anticipated 'Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital' exhibition MarketWire

Forbes Ten Biggest Software Companies Get Smart With InsideView(R) CRM Intelligence
InsideView, Inc. today announced that the ten biggest publicly traded software companies in the United States use the InsideView CRM Intelligence Platform™ in their sales and marketing organizations MarketWire

GENEWIZ, Inc. Launches Ion Proton(TM) Services as Ion AmpliSeq(TM) Exome Certified Service Provider
GENEWIZ, Inc., leading global genomic service provider, has now become an Ion AmpliSeq™ Exome Certified Service Provider. MarketWire

Former Assistant District Attorney James Lawton Reed III Joins Trichter & Murphy, P.C.
Trichter & Murphy, P.C. announced today that former Harris County Assistant District Attorney James Lawton Reed III has joined the firm as a criminal defense attorney. Leading Houston DWI Attorneys, the criminal defense firm specializes in DWI defense. MarketWire

Tutor Universe Teams With Crossroads of Learning to Provide University Approved Online Training for Tutors and Coaches
Tutor Universe, Inc., the social marketplace for learning, and Crossroads of Learning, a provider of curriculum, training, and classroom products and services, today announced they have formed an alliance to bring university approved training to Tutor Universe tutors and coaches MarketWire

Gentor Signs Two Joint Venture Option Agreements in Northern Turkey & Commences a Review of Strategic Options in Oman
Gentor Resources Inc. ("Gentor" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GNT), through its Turkish subsidiary, has signed two further Joint Venture Option Agreements in northern Turkey. MarketWire

Four Winds New Buffalo to Host the Brian Setzer Orchestra on Friday, November 22
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce an upcoming performance by the Brian Setzer Orchestra at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, November 22, at 9 p.m. Eastern. Tickets for the event can be purchased beginning Wednesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. Eastern, exclusively through Ticketmaster's® Web site, www.ticketmaster MarketWire

Widen to Host 2013 User Summit in Madison October 14-16
Widen Enterprises, the leader in cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) solutions, will host the 2013 User Summit at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison from October 14 to 16 MarketWire

Universal Asset Management, Inc. Acquired by Keri Wright
Universal Asset Management Inc., a global leader in aviation asset management, aircraft disassembly and commercial aviation aftermarket component sales, announces that UAM Holdings Inc., a corporation wholly owned and operated by Keri Wright, has acquired 100% of Universal Asset Management and its wholly owned subsidiary, Universal Air Repair, LLC. MarketWire

Titan Energy Reports Profitable 3rd Q, Operating Income Up $850,000 Over 2012
Titan Energy Worldwide, Inc. (OTCQB: TEWI), a leader in distributed power generation products and intelligent energy management services, today announced that the Company has released preliminary financials for the 3rd quarter 2013. Operating Income increased by $850,000 in 2013 compared to the first nine months of 2012 MarketWire

Alibi American Whiskey Outperforms Top Whiskey Brands Online
Alibi American Whiskey recently launched its brand of blended corn whiskey as a counterpoint to spirits-snob bourbons, catering to the flawed human spirit in all of us, with the belief that one time or another, everybody needs an alibi MarketWire

Amid Challenges in College Readiness, Huntington Learning Center Supports College-Bound Students
The ACT released its annual report on college readiness last month, "The Condition of College and Career Readiness," which showed that a majority of high school students today do not meet the ACT's readiness benchmarks for college. "College and career readiness problems persist among U.S MarketWire

Infinity Augmented Reality Announces Super Brain for Google Glass
Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc. ("Infinity Augmented Reality" or "Infinity AR") (OTCQB: ALSO), the first augmented reality software platform to connect universally with digital eyewear, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and connected cars, announced today that it will be developing the brain called Amazing Relevance for the augmented reality platform that includes Google Glass MarketWire

neoSurgical Delivers Laparoscopic Market Trends at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons and Demonstrates the Power of neoClose(TM)
neoSurgical, an international medical devices company focused on advancing safer and simpler solutions for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), invites you to visit them at booth 1348 from October 6-10 at The 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Washington, DC MarketWire

Sugar Sweet Temptations - First Ever Confectionery Competition at the 20th Modern Bakery Moscow 2014
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App Taps NFC-Enabled Smartphones for Tracking and Authenticating Home Medical Equipment, Dispensed Medication and Home Care Visits
Skycore LLC, developers of codeREADr, the iOS and Android barcode scanning app designed for business applications, will tomorrow debut at the Medtrade Conference their technology to securely track and authenticate HME assets, dispensed medications and home care visits using NFC-enabled smartphones and tablets. MarketWire

Danfoss Technology Theater Schedules November Training Sessions in Houston, Dallas, Miami and Orlando
Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems, will bring its Technology Theater to Houston, TX., Nov. 6; Irving, TX., Nov. 7; Miami, FL., Nov. 13; and Lake Mary, FL., Nov. 14. MarketWire

Casa Systems Scores Top Honor in Light Reading's "Leading Lights" Competition
Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation cable edge technology, announced today that its C100G Integrated Converged Cable Access Platform (I-CCAP) has captured the top honor in the Best New Product (Cable) award category in Light Reading's Leading Lights competition. MarketWire

APAC Customer Services, Inc. Adding 1,000 Additional Work at Home Positions
APAC Customer Services, Inc., an EGS Company and a leader in global customer care outsourced services and solutions, announced today that it plans to fill 1,000 new Work at Home (WAH) positions. The positions, which are scheduled to be filled between now and the end of 2013, will support client growth. MarketWire

The Affordable Care Act and Your Income Tax Return: Changes for 2014
Whether you're filing taxes online or by mail, you may be affected by the new tax provisions set out in the Affordable Care Act. Read on about the changes that are set to begin in 2014. MarketWire

Bonnier Corp. Selects CDS Global as New Business Solutions Provider
Bonnier Corp. and CDS Global announced today a partnership for print and digital magazine business processing. The collaboration combines CDS Global's expertise in subscriber solutions with Bonnier's ongoing commitment to delivering content across channels to their growing audience. MarketWire

SEI Institutional Group Renews HFMA Peer Reviewed Designation
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following a rigorous review, SEI's (NASDAQ: SEIC) Institutional Group has once again achieved the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for the company's Institutional investment solution for healthcare organizations (HealthcareConnect 360). MarketWire

Covanta Continues Commitment to Safety -- Covanta Field Service's Florida Maintenance Shop and Mid-Atlantic Crew Named OSHA VPP STARs
Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, is pleased to announce that the Covanta Field Services (CFS) maintenance and fabrication shop in Hernando, Fla. and the Covanta Field Services Mid-Atlantic mobile workforce have earned STAR status in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program (OSHA VPP). MarketWire

INetU Vice President Dave Van Allen to Share 2014 Cloud Predictions at Lehigh Valley Business Expo
INetU, the industry experts in complex hosting and a global provider of business-centric managed cloud and application hosting, today announced Vice President of Operations Dave Van Allen as a speaker at the Lehigh Valley Business Expo in Allentown, Pennsylvania MarketWire

Mantra Announces Completion of First Phase Pilot Plant Design
Mantra Venture Group Ltd. (OTCQB: MVTG)(BERLIN: 5MV) and its subsidiary, Mantra Energy Alternatives Ltd., have announced the completion of the first phase of engineering for its "Electro-Reduction of Carbon Dioxide" (ERC) pilot plant. BC Research Inc MarketWire

Inaugural Tribal iGaming Legislative Symposium Will Explore the Future of Online Gaming Legalization
Pechanga.net and Spectrum Gaming Group will host the inaugural iGaming Legislative Symposium February 27, 2014, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in Sacramento, CA. Attendees will include state legislators, gaming regulators, tribal and commercial gaming operators, and Internet gaming experts from around the world. MarketWire

Merchant Warehouse Announces Partnership With Revel Systems
Merchant Warehouse®, a leading provider of payment technologies and merchant account services, today announced a new partnership with Revel Systems, The Future of Point of Sale (POS) MarketWire

TMK Holds Capital Markets Days
TMK (LSE: TMKS), one of the world's leading producers of tubular products and services for the oil and gas industry, is today hosting its first ever Capital Markets Day ("CMD") in New York, to be held again in London on 10th October 2013. MarketWire

Micro Focus Launches COBOL Code Contest Challenge
As part of its Academic Program, Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), a leading provider of enterprise application modernization, testing and management solutions, is launching a global COBOL code contest MarketWire

Avaya Government Solutions Named Cybersecurity "Organization of the Year" by ISSA International
Honored for expertise, effectiveness and dedication to the advancement of the cybersecurity profession MarketWire

Building Turbines Completes First LED Lighting Installation for Toyko One, Sushi and Gourmet Cuisine Buffet
Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), through Green City Planet, LLC, a fully owned subsidiary of Building Turbines, Inc., is pleased to announce the completion of another major LED Lighting installation with a quality restaurant chain; Tokyo One located in Houston Texas. MarketWire

Where Food Comes From(R) Announces Joint Marketing Agreement With Micro Technologies to Provide Greater Value for the Beef Supply Chain
Where Food Comes From, Inc. (WFCF) (d.b.a. IMI Global, Inc.) (OTCQB: WFCF), the trusted resource for third party verification of food production practices, today announced a joint marketing agreement whereby the Company assumes management of Micro Technologies' process verification program. Micro is a leading provider of technology solutions to the beef industry MarketWire

Fulcrum Partners Teams With Triathlete Jordan Rapp Sharing Message of World Bicycle Relief
For the fifth consecutive year professional triathlete, ITU Long Distance World Champion, and five-time Ironman champion Jordan Rapp is hosting his annual fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief MarketWire

Omega Commercial Finance Corporation Strengthens Balance Sheet With $3-Million Cash Investment
Omega Commercial Finance Corporation (OTCQB: OCFN), a publicly traded financial holding company, is pleased to announce the closing of a $3 Million equity investment through the direct placement of its common stock to three private investors on September 13, 2013. MarketWire

Pangolin Diamonds Drills 120 Hectare Circular Kimberlite Target at its Jwaneng South Project, Botswana
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX VENTURE: PAN), (the "Company" or "Pangolin") is pleased to announce that diamond core drilling has commenced at its 100% owned Jwaneng South Project (the "Project") in Botswana, Africa. This is one of Pangolin's four 100% owned diamond exploration projects in Botswana. MarketWire

Virtual Sourcing, Inc. Engages Auditing Firm
Virtual Sourcing, Inc. (OTC Pink: PGCX) has engaged Kingery and Crouse PA to complete the audits of our acquisitions and the company for the last two fiscal years and the stub period through September 30, 2013. The company is required to audit the acquisitions before closing per our funding contract. MarketWire

Janel World Trade Ltd. Signs Agreement for Capital Raise
Janel World Trade, Ltd. (OTCQB: JLWT), a full-service global provider of integrated transportation logistics, announced today that it has signed an agreement for a $500,000 investment from an investor in exchange for newly issued shares of the company's common stock at a price of $0.065 MarketWire

Profitable Developments, Inc. Outlines Strategy to the Market
Profitable Developments, Inc. (OTC Pink: PRDL), a Property Development Company, today outlined their Corporate Strategy to the Market in a letter from the Company's President, Carl Grant. MarketWire

Say Hello to 'hello' - Skype's Worst Nightmare
hello, a UK-based technology start-up, plans to offer an ethical alternative to Skype and other corporate-funded communications platforms by being completely secure, and totally private. It launches an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign today (7th October 2013) at http://igg.me/at/sayhellotohello. MarketWire

Canadian Indigenous Chiefs and Delegation Mark the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 With a Pipe Ceremony at Green Park's Canada Memorial
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations delegation marked the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 with a ceremony at the Canada Memorial in Green Park, London this morning. A brief reception was held at Canada House in Trafalgar Square followed by the Pipe Ceremony at 10:00 am. MarketWire

IntraOp Medical Completes Restructuring
IntraOp Medical Corporation, a leading provider of innovative technology-based cancer treatments, today announced the completion of its sale to an investment group led by Firsthand Technology Value Fund. Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVC), a publicly traded venture capital fund. MarketWire

Pacific Clean Water Technologies, Inc. Is Pleased to Announce James L. Donahue Has Joined Its Board of Advisors
Pacific Clean Water Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: PCWT) is pleased to announce James L. Donahue has joined its board of advisors. MarketWire

Pipe Ceremony in Green Park to Mark the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations delegation will mark the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 with a ceremony at the Canada Memorial in Green Park, London this morning. A brief reception will held at Canada House in Trafalgar Square followed by the Pipe Ceremony at 10:00 am MarketWire

America's Innovation Showcase(TM) Kicks Off in San Francisco on October 16
America's Innovation Showcase (AmericasInnovationShowcase.com), an immersive event created to help celebrate and spur innovation in North America, will debut on October 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Folsom Street Foundry in San Francisco. Produced by Social Revolution (www.socialrevolution.co), in partnership with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council (www.cmocouncil MarketWire

BigMachines Named to Inc. Magazine's Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies -- the Inc.500|5000
For the 6th year in a row, Inc. has again ranked BigMachines, the global leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce, on its annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies MarketWire

IDS Industries Provides Details for Upcoming Investor Conference Call
IDS Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: IDST) provided today the information necessary to participate in its upcoming Investor Conference Call scheduled for October 14, 2013 at 4:30pm EDT, just after market close MarketWire

Andes Gold Corporation to Start Up Another Mill in Ecuador
Andes Gold Corporation (PINKSHEETS: AGCZ), a gold mining and milling company with operations in Ecuador and Peru, has begun the start up process of another mill in Ecuador. This mill has a flotation system which will increase the production capacity of the mill to 100 tons of ore per day. This mill is designed to produce copper as well as gold MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Elects Rocky Duckworth to Its Board of Directors
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) ("Magnum Hunter" or the "Company") announced today the election of Mr. Rocky Duckworth to the Company's Board of Directors, effective October 7, 2013. Mr. Duckworth will serve as an independent director of the Company. With the election of Mr MarketWire

BIO-key(R) Announces FreeChoiceID(TM) User-Controlled Mobile Fingerprint Authentication Platform
BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCBB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile authentication and identity assurance technologies, today announced FreeChoiceID, an entirely new approach to mobile biometric authentication privacy MarketWire

Vista Gives Update on Current Operations, Sees Additional Revenue From Tire Facility
Vista International Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: VVIT), a pioneer in efficient Waste-to-Energy technology, is pleased to release an update on the company's current operations. MarketWire

mLight Tech, Inc. Announces Aggressive Online Marketing Strategy to Increase Enrollment of Its Students at The Ding King Training Institute
mLight Tech, Inc., a fully reporting Florida based corporation (OTCQB: MLGT), announced today its new online marketing strategy for The Ding King Training Institute which will include an aggressive organic and paid search optimization campaign across the Google AdWords platform, along with the re-design of www.PaintlessDentRepair.com MarketWire

Markit Selects NextPlane to Provide UC Collaboration Services to the Financial Industry
NextPlane, Inc., the leading provider of federation services to build and enable collaborative business communities on disparate unified communications platforms, today announced that Markit has licensed its patent-pending UC federation technology to power Markit Collaboration Services, a new open network for the financial services industry. Markit launched the service today (http://www MarketWire

SaskTel Selects BroadSoft to Deliver Voice Over LTE and Other All-IP Services for Both Enterprise and Consumer Markets
BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) today announced that SaskTel has selected the BroadWorks® Telephony Application Server (TAS) to provide both fixed and mobile all-IP services for their business and consumer customers. BroadWorks will also support Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Unified Communications (UC) business services for SaskTel's mobile subscribers when roaming across all Canadian provinces MarketWire

Verisign Announces Results of the Registered Exchange Offer for Its 4.625% Senior Notes Due 2023
VeriSign, Inc. ("Verisign") (NASDAQ: VRSN), today announced the final results of its offer to exchange all of its outstanding 4.625% Senior Notes due May 1, 2023 (the "Original Notes"), which are not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), for an equal principal amount of its 4 MarketWire

Epicor Announces Newest Release of Global Human Capital Management Solution
HR TECH 2013 Booth 1538 -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, today announced general availability of the latest release of its human capital management (HCM) solution, Epicor HCM version 5 MarketWire

SyCara Local Launches Local SaaS Reporting and Analytics Solution
SyCara Local announced today the official launch of its Local Web Presence and SEO Platform. SyCara Local is a software solution for brands, aggregators and agencies who need to use SEO and local presence management strategically to generate leads, drive sales and increase revenue. MarketWire

Slovak Telekom Selects Oracle Communications Online Charging to Improve Service Innovation Capabilities
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) MarketWire

IGEX Announces Appointment of George Sarros as V.P., Compliance and Affiliate Partner Relations
Indo Global Exchange(s) Pte., Ltd. (OTCQB: IGEX) ("IGEX," or the "Company"), a company operating in the Asian financial services sector, is pleased to announce today of the appointment of Mr. George Sarros to the role of Vice President of Compliance and Affiliate Partner Relations. MarketWire

MAX BioPharma Receives Exclusive Licensing of Small Molecule Technology and National Institute of Health Funding
MAX BioPharma (www.maxbiopharma.com) announced today that the company has exclusively licensed intellectual property involving proprietary small molecule oxysterols from UCLA and Johns Hopkins University MarketWire

Arch Therapeutics Announces Approval of $1 Million Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Accelerator Loan
Arch Therapeutics, Inc MarketWire

ASSIA and Analysys Mason to Present Webinar on Vectored VDSL: Smart Strategies for Delivering 100 Mbps
ASSIA, Inc., a leading solutions company for broadband service providers, today announced that Analysys Mason Senior Analyst Stephen Wilson and ASSIA SVP of DSL Marketing Dr. George Ginis will deliver a webinar, "Vectored VDSL: Smart Strategies for Delivering 100 Mbps," on October 15, 2013 MarketWire

oDesk Launches Upstarts, a Global Startup Accelerator Partnership Program With Members Including Seedcamp, Hub:raum, and StartX
oDesk®, the world's largest online workplace, today announced the launch of a new startup accelerator partnership program called oDesk Upstarts. The program will help startups in 20+ partner accelerator programs bridge the talent gap in tech hubs, including San Francisco, New York, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, and Sydney MarketWire

COREwafer Industries, Inc. Initiates Capital Restructuring Through Share Exchange Program
COREwafer Industries, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WAFR) ("COREwafer Industries "), a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiary, Core Wafer Systems, Inc. ("CWS") is the creator of proprietary software with installations worldwide, today announced that it has approved the initiation of a recapitalization plan by offering an exchange of the company's common stock for its Series B Preferred Stock MarketWire

Blast Applications Inc New Cutting Edge Mobile Engagement
Blast Applications Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLAP) has been approved to add a new reward API platform. MarketWire

OnShift Announces Employee Scheduling On-the-Go With New Mobile App
OnShift, the leader in staff scheduling and labor management software for long-term care and senior living, today announced a new OnShift mobile application with a full suite of scheduling and shift management capabilities for employees. The OnShift mobile application empowers employees with total access to and management of their work schedules on-the-go, at any time, from any mobile device MarketWire

W Technologies, Inc. Announces Expansion as Digital Media Spending Projected to Climb
W Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTCG), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, AdMedia Group, Inc., is opening a showroom in Las Vegas, Nevada featuring its digital signage product line. This follows the opening of its initial showroom in Huntington Beach, California. MarketWire

Disconnect Search Lets Users Search Privately on Google, Bing, and Yahoo
Disconnect, a leading developer of popular consumer privacy and security software, today launched its newest service: Disconnect Search (https://www.disconnect.me/search). MarketWire

QuickLogic Appoints Maxime Bouvat-Merlin, Vice President, Worldwide Engineering
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator in low-power Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), today announced that Maxime Bouvat-Merlin has joined the company as Vice President, Worldwide Engineering. Mr. Bouvat-Merlin will be responsible for providing executive leadership for the company's global engineering activities. MarketWire

Taking Center Stage at the HR Technology Conference, Findly Founder Accepts Top HR Product Award
Findly, the on demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, accepted a Top HR Product of 2013 Award by Human Resource Executive® magazine during a special luncheon today at the 16th Annual HR Technology Conference & Expo. Accepting the award on behalf of Findly for their Swarm solution was company founder and CTO, Jason Kerr MarketWire

Avantas and WorkForce Software Partner to Deliver Powerful Workforce Management Alternative to Healthcare Industry
WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and stringent compliance demands, today announced details of its strategic partnership with Avantas, a leading provider of strategic labor management technology, services, and strategies for the healthcare industry. MarketWire

Small-Cap Companies on the Cutting Edge in Their Respective Markets
Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: STXS) develops probes, devices, therapeutic and magnetic surgery delivery systems. The Company provides therapeutic delivery systems for the brain and central nervous system using magnetic stereotaxis. Its technology uses are for surgical procedures and for the delivery of drugs to specific regions in the brain MarketWire

Verizon Selects AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 for Enterprise Class Services: Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Verizon is deploying SeaMicro SM15000™ servers for its new global cloud platform and cloud-based object storage service, whose public beta was recently announced. AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server links hundreds of cores together in a single system using a fraction of the power and space of traditional servers MarketWire

RoundPegg and Libby Sartain to Introduce New Book During HR Technology Conference & Expo
MarketWire

Clinical Results Demonstrate PowerVision's New Intraocular Lens' Ability to Restore Accommodation
New research presented at the International Society of Presbyopia 5th Annual Conference demonstrates the ability of the FluidVision® foldable intraocular lens (IOL) to restore accommodation. The pilot clinical study results were presented by principal investigator, Dr. Frik J. Potgieter, FRCS, Founder and Director of the Optimed Eye and Laser Clinic in Pretoria, South Africa. MarketWire

Technomedia Reports Robust Growth, Increased Global Expansion in First Fiscal Quarter
Technomedia, a leading provider of Talent Management Solutions, today shared details of its strong performance in the first quarter of its fiscal year, which started August 1, 2013. With the opening of new offices across the EMEA region, the addition of several large clients, new strategic partnerships and continued sales growth, the company is well positioned for continued success. MarketWire

Fortinet to Announce Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a world leader in high performance network security solutions -- today announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2013 financial results on Wednesday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time). MarketWire

Albuquerque, Spokane and Brookfield Police Departments Purchase More Than 800 AXON Flex Cameras
TASER (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced multiple new deployments of its AXON flex™ on-officer cameras and EVIDENCE.com service. The Albuquerque Police Department (NM), which deployed 75 AXON flex cameras earlier in 2013, is expanding their body-worn video program with an additional order for 525 AXON flex cameras and a five-year EVIDENCE MarketWire

Oracle Academy and Curriki Inspire Student Interest in Computer Science
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) MarketWire

Groupe ERAM to Expand and Accelerate Online Business With Oracle Commerce
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) MarketWire

Boyaca, Colombia Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Coffee Party
With the support of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the Department of Boyacá, Colombia, 13,567 Colombian coffee drinkers, including over 400 coffee growers, gathered today to break the Guinness Record of the world's largest coffee party. This record was previously held by Krüger GmbH & Co MarketWire

Juniper Networks Announces Date of Its Third Quarter 2013 Preliminary Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today confirmed it will release preliminary financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, on October 22, 2013 after the close of the market and will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), to be broadcast live over the Internet. MarketWire

Delphix Named a Winner for UKOUG Partner of the Year Award
The UK Oracle User Group this week announced the winners for this year's Partner of the Year Awards. The Awards feature Oracle suppliers operating in a variety of segments of value to Oracle customers, and Delphix has been named the winner for the Infrastructure Partner of the Year Award. MarketWire

PowderDepot.com(TM) Launches New Website Aimed Exclusively for Growing Shops Specializing in the Powder Coating Industry
PowderDepot.com™ is launching as a new website focused exclusively on the powder coating industry dedicated to its consumers' online experience to provide major brand name powders, equipment and supplies for all powder coating needs. MarketWire

Thompson Creek Metals Company Celebrates the Opening of Mt. Milligan With Dedication Ceremony
Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (NYSE: TC) (TSX: TCM) ("Thompson Creek" or the "Company") announced today that the Mt. Milligan Dedication Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the mine site. The Company expects people from around North America to attend the event, which will include a dedication ceremony, lunch reception and site tours MarketWire

New Ripple U.S. Network Makes Sending Cash Globally Fast and Inexpensive
Ripple Labs today introduced ZipZap and SnapSwap as a combined cash-in, cash-out network that enables users in the U.S. to fund a Ripple Wallet either in-person using cash or online via a bank account. Through this network, it's easy to send money around the world, in any currency, in less than five seconds, and at virtually no cost MarketWire

iMomentous Mobile Talent Engagement Platform Named a Top HR Product by Human Resource Executive Magazine
iMomentous, delivering mobile talent solutions that enable companies to recruit, retain and engage talent through intuitive mobile experiences, today announced that its groundbreaking Mobile Talent Engagement Platform has been named a top HR Product of 2013 by Human Resource Executive® magazine MarketWire

Elmhurst Clinic Tackles Hospital Readmissions With Phytel Population Health Management Suite
Elmhurst Clinic, a 122-provider group in Elmhurst, IL that is affiliated with Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, is expanding its adoption of a web-based population health management suite from Phytel to address unnecessary hospital readmissions. MarketWire

GRNE Reports Revenue of $274,346 for September 2013; Up 3.97% Over September 2012
Green Endeavors, Inc. (OTCQB: GRNE), a majority owned subsidiary of Nexia Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NXHD), announced continued revenue growth in the month of September 2013 over the comparable month in 2012. MarketWire

New miiCard Express Identity Verification Can Instantly Prove ID to Power Range of Financial Applications
Money 2020, kiosk #412 -- Online identity verification service miiCard today introduced Express Identity Verification as a supporting identity tool within the Yodlee Interactive (YI) ACE ecosystem. YI's ACE helps partners like miiCard directly distribute their FinApp to financial institutions or publishers seeking innovation MarketWire

South Florida Ad Agency Wins Gold for Medicare Managed Care Campaign
The Weinbach Group, a nationally recognized healthcare advertising agency, won three gold awards in The Aster Awards' 2013 competition. The Aster Awards, hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today magazine, recognizes the nation's most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in medical-related marketing MarketWire

iProspect Japan Selects Marin Software
Marin Software (NYSE: MRIN), provider of a leading Revenue Acquisition Management platform for advertisers and agencies, today announced global digital performance agency iProspect has selected Marin Software as the company's platform for managing paid search and social marketing in Japan. MarketWire

Digital Ally Ramps Up Production of FirstVU HD Body Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers
Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY), which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications, today announced that it has completed its initial production run for the FirstVU HD body camera system MarketWire

PriceSmart Announces September Sales
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced that for the month of September 2013 net sales increased 11.0% to $185.3 million, from $167.0 million in September a year earlier. There were 31 warehouse clubs in operation at the end of September 2013 and 29 warehouse clubs in operation at the end of September 2012. MarketWire

Great Western Minerals Provides Metallurgical Update on Steenkampskraal Project
Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GWG) (OTCQX: GWMGF), a leader in the manufacture and supply of rare earth-based metal alloys and high purity metals with a low cost, high-grade critical rare earth asset, provided an update on metallurgical advances on the Steenkampskraal ("SKK") rare earth project. MarketWire

Pharma-Bio Industry to Invest $4.3 Billion in Capital/MRO Project Starts in Fourth-Quarter 2013, an Industrial Info News Alert
Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Virtually every corner of North America will house a portion of $4.3 billion in capital and maintenance (MRO) projects for the Pharmaceutical-Biotech Industry during the fourth quarter of 2013 MarketWire

Cline Shale: Too Early to Say if It's the Oil Industry's 'Next Big Thing,' an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Query "Cline Shale" on Google and it won't be long before you find a startling number: 30 billion barrels of potential crude oil. Unfortunately, it's not a real number. It was a hypothetical, best-case scenario floated by an oil company two years ago MarketWire

NuVasive(R) to Exhibit Game-Changing New Products and Procedures at the 28th Annual North American Spine Society Annual Meeting
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it will exhibit several game-changing new products and procedurally integrated solutions at the 28th Annual North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, which will be held October 9-12, 2013, at the Ernest N MarketWire

U.S. Government Shutdown Could Cause Pipeline Permit Delays, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Today marks the seventh day of the U.S. federal government shutdown, following a stalemate in Congress over the Affordable Care Act. Interstate pipelines are required to file for regulatory permitting with multiple government agencies, such as the U.S MarketWire

WorkForce Software Shares Key Findings From Fourth Annual Workforce Management Trends Survey
WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions for organizations with complex labor policies and stringent compliance demands, today announced the availability of the "Workforce Management Trend Survey 2013 - 2014" at the 16th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition, taking place October 7 - 9, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. MarketWire

Laphroaig(R) Announces the Seasonal Return of Triple Wood
Laphroaig®, the world's #1 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, proudly introduces its latest seasonal expression, Laphroaig® Triple Wood MarketWire

AhnLab and Total Tech Present Webinar Examining How Today's IT Professionals Are Addressing APTs and Sophisticated Malware
AhnLab, a leading provider of information security products and services for enterprise and government organizations, and Total Tech, a premier provider of managed IT services to small and medium-sized businesses, will present a free, joint webinar examining "How Today's IT Professionals are Addressing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and Sophisticated Malware." MarketWire

Veveo Awarded New Patent for Generating Personalized Cross-Platform Recommendations
Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent in the field of personalized recommendations by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) MarketWire

Storick Joins Athletes at Eighth Annual Sallarulo's Race for Champions
Sallarulo's Race for Champions announces Scott Storick as a 2013 Platinum sponsor. Now in its 8th year Sallarulo's Race for Champions has helped raise more than 4 million dollars, helping provide vital funding for all Special Olympics programming. Storick has been active with the race since meeting founder, Paul Sallarulo. "His dedication for Special Olympics is inspiring MarketWire

GSN Digital Invites Gamers to Exchange Virtual Rewards for Cash Donations to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation(R)
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, GSN Digital, a leading provider of online, mobile and social games, continues its longstanding partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). Throughout October, game lovers can participate in the Oodles for Breast Cancer Awareness program by playing free, casual games on GSN MarketWire

IntelliCell Biosciences Becomes Fully Reporting
IntelliCell Biosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: SVFC), a regenerative medicine company utilizing adult autologous vascular cells (SVC's) derived from the blood vessels, announced today that it has filed its 10Q quarterly report and is now in full compliance with SEC regulations as a fully reporting public company as reflected under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 MarketWire

Single Digits Acquires Datanamics' HSIA Business
Single Digits, Inc., the white-label network operator for property owners, today announced the acquisition of the high speed internet access (HSIA) business unit of Datanamics, an IT Solutions organization. This strategic acquisition augments the strong organic growth Single Digits has experienced since its inception in 2003. MarketWire

Echo Global Logistics Announces Three Executive Promotions
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECHO), a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today three internal executive promotions. MarketWire

PowerHealth Adopts Adaptive Planning for Visual Insight, Error-Proof Monthly Reporting
Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based business analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, recently announced that PowerHealth Solutions has developed a more accurate and more efficient financial budgeting and reporting process by leveraging the Adaptive Planning corporate performance management (CPM) and business intelligence (BI) suite MarketWire

Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID Arrays With iSCSI 10Gb
Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that its flagship line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays now offer 10 Gb network interfaces that move data at up to 4,600 MB per second -- a huge breakthrough in network data transfer rates. MarketWire

TelVue's Broadcast Cloud Powers Vermont Access Network Collaboration
TelVue® Corporation (PINKSHEETS: TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for communities, cable operators, and media companies is pleased to provide the Vermont Access Network (VAN) with the powerful cloud-based TelVue® Connect™ platform for the exchange of broadcast-quality programming among VAN member stations. MarketWire

Gridstore Supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 With Hyper-V Release
Gridstore™, a leader in software-defined storage delivers optimized storage that accelerates application I/O for Windows Server and Hyper-V, today announced full support for the new features being introduced by Microsoft in Windows Server 2012 R2 MarketWire

Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Real Estate Market Report Ranks Most Exclusive U.S. Cities and ZIP Codes
Today at the Coldwell Banker Generation Blue Experience Coldwell Banker Previews International® released its latest Luxury Market Report which found that Aspen, Colo., is the only non-coastal real estate market to make the top 20 list of ZIP codes with the most luxury real estate closed sales (16) over $10 million for the last 12 months ending June 30, 2013 MarketWire

Micrel Releases Two High Current Camera Flash LED Drivers With Best-in-Class Efficiency and Current Accuracy
Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today announced the availability of two new high current camera flash LED driver products. The MIC2870 and MIC2871 are capable of driving one or two camera flash LEDs up to 1.5A with best-in-class efficiency and enhanced current accuracy MarketWire

Bobbex Deer Repellent's Tips to Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease and Landscape Damage
Colder weather's arrival means homeowners across the country brace themselves for the battle against bold, foraging deer. But with recent reports that Lyme disease -- transmitted by ticks that live on deer -- is even more prevalent than health officials thought, keeping deer away from your backyard is not just a cosmetic or financial issue any more MarketWire

Happy Monday From HoJo! Save 35 Percent Off Midweek Stays
Tired of the Monday blues? The Howard Johnson® hotel brand is here to help, offering 35 percent off midweek stays booked on Monday. MarketWire

Upcoming Bernard Hodes Group Event Highlights Military Recruiting
Hodes, the integrated talent communications agency, announced today the details of its military recruitment event being held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Titled Mission: Recruit, this private event has been designed for employers who are seeking to recognize the benefits of hiring military talent MarketWire

GeoVax Receives Notice of Patent Allowance for DNA/MVA Vaccine for HIV/AIDS
GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB: GOVX), a biotechnology company developing preventive and therapeutic HIV vaccines, today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for patent application U.S. 10/336,566 entitled, "Compositions and Methods for Generating an Immune Response." The patent, exclusively licensed from Emory University and the U.S MarketWire

JK Group Expands Team With Strategic New Hires
JK Group, the leading provider of integrated software and services for corporate philanthropy and social responsibility, today announced the expansion of its team with the addition of marketing and creative professionals Hesha Patel and Angel Obregon MarketWire

JDSU Recognized for Innovation and Market Leadership
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) today announced seven new industry awards recognizing excellence in product innovation, market leadership, the strength of its management team and corporate citizenship. These awards include: MarketWire

Bluefin Acquires SeeByte Adding New Software Capabilities to Maritime Robotics Portfolio
Bluefin Robotics, a leading provider of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced today that it has acquired SeeByte, Ltd., a leading provider of autonomous platform software that enhances the user experience and the capabilities of underwater sensors, vehicles and systems. SeeByte, headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bluefin MarketWire

SOHM, Inc. (SHMN) Announces Engagement of QualityStocks Investor Relations Services
SOHM, Inc. (OTC: SHMN) announces today that they have agreed with QualityStocks to be featured in The Small Cap QualityStocks Daily Newsletter, QualityStocks Daily Blogs and Message Boards. QualityStocks, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free service that collates data from hundreds of Small-Cap online Investment Newsletters into one Daily Newsletter Report MarketWire

Glenn Killingworth Joins PCI as VP of Business Development
PCI Synthesis, Inc. (www.pcisynthesis.com), a custom chemical manufacturer of new chemical entities (NCE), generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's), complex pharmaceutical intermediates and other specialty products, announced that industry veteran Glenn Killingworth has joined the company as the Vice President of Business Development. MarketWire

Clorox Announces Oct. 31 Webcast of First-Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Results
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced its plan to host a live audio webcast of a discussion with the investment community about the company's first-quarter fiscal year 2014 results, on Thursday, Oct. 31. The webcast is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) and can be accessed at Clorox investor events MarketWire

Qualys to Report Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results on November 4th
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that the company will report its financial results for the third quarter of 2013 after the market closes on Monday, November 4, 2013. MarketWire

NCAA(R) and PrimeSport Announce New Official NCAA Ticket Exchange(TM) and The NCAA Experience(R) Available for First Time at Sold Out 2014 NCAA Men's Wrestling Championships
PrimeSport, the official ticket and hospitality provider of the NCAA, today announced official ticket and hospitality packages and the official NCAA Ticket Exchange program are now available at the sold out 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Wrestling Championships MarketWire

Healthier Croissants and Danishes, Better WOW From Smarter Drinks and Soy-Dairy Cheese Tech on Offer From University of Guelph to Global Agri-Businesses
ANUGA 2013 -- Whether it's building a better Danish, expanding the types of ingredients that can be used in the next generation of smart beverages or a new soft-ripened cheese made healthier by soy products, the Ontario Food Cluster is inviting global agri-food firms to set up subsidiaries in Canada's largest province MarketWire

Fortinet(R) Unveils World's Fastest Data Center Firewall Appliance; Eliminates Security Bottlenecks With 160 Gbps Throughput and 40 GbE Ports in a Compact Footprint
Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- a global leader in high-performance network security -- today announced a new high performance, compact network firewall appliance for enterprise data centers, large service providers, cloud providers and carriers MarketWire

Sims Metal Management Limited: announces the appointment of Mr Galdino Claro as new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
    ASX & MEDIA RELEASE (ASX: SGM, NYSE: SMS) 8 October 2013 Sims Metal Management announces the appointment of Mr Galdino Claro as new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director GlobeNewswire

Hubbell Incorporated To Announce Third Quarter Results On October 17, 2013
SHELTON, CT. October 7, 2013 -- Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) today announced it will release its third quarter 2013 financial results prior to the opening of the market on Thursday, October 17, 2013. The Company will then webcast its Analysts' Conference Call to discuss the results at 10:00 AM ET. GlobeNewswire

Online Reputation Protection: Best Protection Tips for Social Media
JW Maxx Solutions is a leader in online reputation management, and is providing tips on how to protect an online reputation on social media accounts. GlobeNewswire

Publicis Groupe : Nomination d'Arthur Sadoun / Arthur Sadoun Appointment
PUBLICIS GROUPE APPOINTS ARTHUR SADOUN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF PUBLICIS WORLDWIDE GlobeNewswire

Endurance Announces Graham Evans to Head New International Insurance Platform
  PEMBROKE, Bermuda - October 7, 2013 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that Graham Evans will be joining the company as Executive Vice President and Head of International Insurance to build a new international insurance platform offering multi-line capabilities. Mr GlobeNewswire

VRINGO FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ASUS IN GERMANY
NEW YORK - October 7, 2013 - Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of intellectual property and mobile technologies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Vringo Germany GmbH, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Asus in Germany. GlobeNewswire

STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for 3rd Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Geneva - October 7, 2013 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release third quarter 2013 earnings after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. GlobeNewswire

Orangefield Group opens new office in Vienna
Amsterdam, October 7, 2013 GlobeNewswire

HERE and Mitsubishi Motors help drivers steer clear of traffic and distractions
Finland - HERE, a Nokia business, announced today that Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has launched HERE Traffic including real-time information on traffic and weather, and is the first to offer updates on fuel prices delivered by HD Radio(TM) technology* for drivers in the U.S. GlobeNewswire

Court of Appeal finds for SpareBank 1 SMN
Frostating Court of Appeal has thrown out an appeal entered by  Reinertsen AS, thereby upholding the acquittal of SpareBank 1 SMN and Bank 1 Oslo Akershus handed down by the court of first instance. GlobeNewswire

Norske Skog divests its operations in Thailand
Norske Skog has agreed to sell its Singburi mill in Thailand to a Thai industrial group for a total consideration of USD 33 million. The transaction is part of an already communicated strategy to improve Norske Skog's financial position. The new owner plans to continue producing newsprint at the mill. GlobeNewswire

Poxel's Anti-diabetic Imeglimin Confirms Its Unique Mechanism of Action in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
Poxel S.A. /Poxel's Anti-diabetic Imeglimin Confirms Its Unique Mechanism of Action in Type 2 Diabetic Patients . Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Biotie's Financial Information in 2014
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP.  STOCK EXCHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT  7 October, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. GlobeNewswire

Delhaize Group Management Changes - Stéfan Descheemaeker to resign as CEO of Delhaize Europe
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, October 7, 2013 - Delhaize Group (Euronext, Brussels: DELB, NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announced today that Stéfan Descheemaeker has decided to resign from his role as CEO of Delhaize Europe effective October 31, 2013. GlobeNewswire

KONE to supply smart and eco-efficient people flow solutions to prestigious office development in Brisbane, Australia
KONE Corporation, press release, October 7, 2013 GlobeNewswire

BioCrea to Present at 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum
BioCrea /BioCrea to Present at 12th Annual BIO Investor Forum . Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

EMGS - Vessel activity for the third quarter 2013
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) releases information on vessel activity and utilisation 4-5 working days after the close of each quarter. EMGS provides the following summary of vessel activity and utilisation for the third quarter of 2013: GlobeNewswire

Wentworth Resources Limited : Appointment of Investec as Joint Broker
  PRESS RELEASE     GlobeNewswire

Solvay to acquire U.S.-based Chemlogics, extending its oil & gas chemical solutions business
ü Acquisition highlights Optimal fit with Solvay Novecare's products, technologies, customers and geographies, leading to significant share of fast-growing $8 billion U.S GlobeNewswire

ARYZTA AG Annual Report and Accounts 2013
ARYZTA AG /ARYZTA AG Annual Report and Accounts 2013. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

ABLYNX ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO APPOINT THREE NEW DIRECTORS AND ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN OF ITS BOARD
GHENT, Belgium, 7 October 2013 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced that Dr Peter Fellner, Dr Bo Jesper Hansen[1] and Dr William Jenkins[2] will be proposed for nomination as Independent Non-Executive Directors at the Company's forthcoming Extraordinary Meeting of its shareholders to be held on 7 November 2013. GlobeNewswire

PIMCO AND SOURCE ETPs OFFER EMERGING MARKET LOCAL BOND EXPOSURE TO GBP INVESTORS
London, 7th October 2013: PIMCO, a leading global investment management firm and Source, a specialist provider of exchange traded products are pleased to announce that PIMCO EM Advantage Local Bond Index Source ETF can now be traded in GBP on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker EMLP. The ETF, which was previously tradable in USD only, has assets of US$ 176 million. GlobeNewswire

OP-Pohjola's Consumer Barometer: Finns do not recognise their opportunities for wealth accumulation
According to the recent OP-Pohjola Consumer Barometer, over half of the respondents feel that increasing wealth is either fairly difficult or very difficult, while only 11% of the respondents think that increasing wealth is very or fairly easy. The survey conducted in August-September had over 3,000 respondents GlobeNewswire

Surplus for Swedish central government in September
Swedish central government payments resulted in a surplus of SEK 28.3 billion in September. The Debt Office's forecast was a deficit of SEK 6.2 billion. The difference of SEK 34.5 billion is largely due to the government selling shares in Nordea. In addition, on-lending to the Riksbank decreased and tax income was higher than expected. GlobeNewswire

MorphoSys and Xencor Provide Update on Phase 1/2a Trial in CLL/SLL for MOR208 (Xmab5574)
MorphoSys AG /MorphoSys and Xencor Provide Update on Phase 1/2a Trial in CLL/SLL for MOR208 (Xmab5574) . Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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