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Konica Minolta Awarded Top Position in Quality Management Level Research
RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta), the parent company of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), has been awarded the top position in the eighth Quality Management Level Research by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE). MarketWire

Target Energy Limited Provides Fairway Operations Update
WEST PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - US-focused oil and gas producer Target Energy Limited ("Target") (OTCQX: TEXQY) (ASX: TEX) is pleased to provide the following operations update for its Fairway Project in West Texas. MarketWire

Synergetics USA Announces Conference Call to Review First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 Results
Synergetics USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SURG) announced today that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern) to review the Company's results for the fiscal first quarter ended October 31, 2014. A news release announcing the first quarter's results will be issued on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, after market close. MarketWire

Mountain America Credit Union Merges With Les Bois Credit Union
Mountain America Credit Union and Les Bois Credit Union announced today that the two financial institutions will merge on January 1, 2015. The merger will extend Mountain America's reach in the Boise, Idaho, area and bring its total branch network to 82 -- the fifth largest amongst all credit unions in the nation. MarketWire

PIMCO Closed-End Funds Declare Monthly Common Share Distributions
The Boards of Trustees/Directors of the PIMCO closed-end funds (each, a "Fund" and, collectively, the "Funds") have declared a monthly distribution for each Fund's common shares as summarized below. The distributions are payable on January 2, 2015 to shareholders of record on December 11, 2014, with an ex-dividend date of December 9, 2014. MarketWire

Portland, Maine Hotel's New Fundraising Campaign Gives Children New Hope
As the holiday season gets underway, people are more than ever reminded of the need to help one another. And the Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront hotel has a new campaign that makes giving back easy to do MarketWire

The New Ireland Fund, Inc. Monthly Portfolio Update
The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IRL) today released an updated Monthly portfolio statement as of November 30, 2014. MarketWire

Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (MSP) and Madison Covered Call and Equity Strategy Fund (MCN) Declare Quarterly Dividends
The Madison Strategic Sector Premium Fund (NYSE: MSP) declares its quarterly dividend of $0.26/share and the Madison Covered Call and Equity Strategy Fund (NYSE: MCN) declares its quarterly dividend of $0.18/share. The dividends will be payable December 30, 2014 to shareholders of record on December 17, 2014. The ex-dividend date will be December 15, 2014 MarketWire

Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets to Host Technology & Digital Media Conference
BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (NYSE: BMO)(TSX: BMO), will host its annual Technology & Digital Media Conference on December 9 - 10, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. MarketWire

Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. ("TDF") Announces Distribution
Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TDF) today announced a total distribution of $3.6778, comprised of short-term capital gains distribution of $0.0314 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $3.6464 per share, payable on December 31, 2014 to shareholders of record on December 16, 2014 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 12, 2014). MarketWire

Self Storage Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
A quarterly dividend distribution of $0.065 per share was declared today by Self Storage Group, Inc. (OTCQB: SELF), payable December 30, 2014 to stockholders of record as of December 15, 2014. MarketWire

Range Declares Quarterly Dividend
RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION (NYSE: RRC) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock for the third quarter. A dividend of $0.04 per common share is payable on December 31, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 15, 2014. MarketWire

Templeton Global Income Fund ("GIM") Announces Distribution
Templeton Global Income Fund (NYSE: GIM) today announced a total distribution of $0.3616, comprised of its regular monthly dividend from net investment income of $0.0250 per share, a special dividend from net investment income of $0.3340 per share and short-term capital gains distribution of $0 MarketWire

Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund ("TEI") Announces Distribution
Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund (NYSE: TEI) today announced a total distribution of $0.5443, comprised of its regular quarterly dividend from net investment income of $0.2000 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $0.3443 per share, payable on December 31, 2014 to shareholders of record on December 16, 2014 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 12, 2014). MarketWire

Land Securities Group plc: Total Voting Rights
Land Securities Group plc (LSE: LAND) (PINKSHEETS: LSGOF) MarketWire

Marathon Patent Group Wholly Owned Subsidiary MedTech Development Deutschland GmbH Starts Enforcement of Injunction Against Stryker GmbH & Co. KG
Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) ("Marathon"), a patent licensing company, announced today that on November 27, 2014, its wholly owned subsidiary MedTech Development Deutschland GmbH took all necessary measures to start enforcement of an injunction against Stryker GmbH & Co. KG ("Stryker Germany"). MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources Declares Monthly Cash Dividend on Series C Preferred Stock, Series D Preferred Stock and Series E Preferred Stock
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) (the "Company") announced today that it has declared a monthly cash dividend on the Company's 10.25% Series C Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series C Preferred Stock"), a monthly cash dividend on the Company's 8 MarketWire

Stevia First Corp. to Present at LD Micro Conference on December 4th
Stevia First Corp MarketWire

PriceSmart Announces Opening of a New Warehouse Club in Colombia
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) today announced that on November 26, 2014 the Company successfully opened its warehouse club in Medellin, Colombia, bringing to 36 the total number of warehouse clubs in operation by the Company. This warehouse club is the Company's sixth warehouse club in Colombia. MarketWire

Waha to enter into funded collar transactions relating to AerCap ordinary shares and to offer AerCap ordinary shares for resale
Amsterdam, Netherlands; December 1, 2014 - AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap") (NYSE: AER) today announced the offering of 14,923,305 of its ordinary shares held by Waha AC Coöperatief U.A., an investment vehicle affiliated with Waha Capital PJSC ("Waha"). GlobeNewswire

BluePhoenix and ATERAS Complete Merger; Commence Operations as Modern Systems
SEATTLE, WA and DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) and Sophisticated Business Systems, Inc. (d/b/a ATERAS) announced the closing of the merger of the two companies. The combined company will be a leading provider of legacy modernization services for Fortune 1000 businesses and government agencies worldwide. MarketWire

Seacoast Commerce Bank Completes Formation of Bank Holding Company Named Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings and Establishment of a New Stock Symbol
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Seacoast Commerce Bank (OTCQB: SCCB) and Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings (OTCQB: SCBH) today jointly announced that effective December 1, 2014, the formation of Seacoast Commerce Banc Holdings, a bank holding company, and the merger of Seacoast Commerce Bank into the bank holding company, as a wholly-owned subsidiary, was completed. MarketWire

ViXS Systems Sets Date for Release of Q3 Fiscal 2015 Results
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing solutions, will release its fiscal 2015 Third Quarter results on Thursday December 11, 2014 after market close. A conference call to discuss ViXS' financial results will be held thereafter at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time. MarketWire

JetBlue Named Best Low Cost Carrier -- The Americas for Second Consecutive Year
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) was today named Best Low Cost Airline -- The Americas for 2015 for the second year in a row by the editors of The website celebrates and promotes excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle of these efforts is its Airline Excellence Awards MarketWire

Drilling Permit Update Regarding Meryllion's Cerro Amarillo Project in Argentina

American Realty Advisors Launches Program Saving More Than One Million Gallons of Water Annually in Prominent Chicago Office Building
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - American Realty Advisors, an institutional real estate investment manager with more than $6 billion in assets under management, has announced the launch of a new sustainability initiative, beginning at 150 N MarketWire

ThyssenKrupp Unveils Revolutionary Cable-Free Elevator System, Allowing Multiple Cars and Horizontal Movement in Single Shaft
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - ThyssenKrupp, a global technologies and materials group, unveiled its new MULTI elevator technology, enabling the vertical and horizontal operation of multiple cars in a single elevator shaft through the ground-breaking cable-free elevator system MarketWire

The Stationery Studio Joins #GivingTuesday Movement to Help Feed Hungry
BUFFALO GROVE, IL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - The Stationery Studio ( has joined #GivingTuesday to help feed those in need this holiday season. On Tuesday, December 2nd, The Stationery Studio will donate 5% of every purchase that day to our local food pantry of Vernon Township MarketWire

Mspark Supports Hire Our Heroes Organization With Efforts to Secure Donations for U.S. Veteran Employment Programs
HELENA, AL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Mspark, a results-oriented direct mail and marketing services company with the proven ability to deliver measurable results and positive ROI in rural America, today announced that it will support the Hire Our Heroes organization ("HOH") in its efforts to secure donations that will be used to support U.S MarketWire

Ghostery Hosts Marketing Cloud Webinar For IT Leaders: "Drive Online Revenues and Profits Using the Power of Millions of Ghostery Users"
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Ghostery, Inc., the leading provider of marketing cloud management technologies, is hosting a free webinar for IT Leaders discussing the latest solutions for control of the marketing cloud. MarketWire

December Brings Major Heavy Construction and Farm Machinery Sales to Proxibid
OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Proxibid (, the most trusted Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items, is the premier place to purchase farm machinery and implements. The Proxibid Marketplace offers buyers the widest selection of high-quality, low-hour equipment at the most competitive prices MarketWire

Maplewood International REIT Provides Equity Ownership Update
MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - MarketWire

BDC Advisors Urges Revitalization of Medical Professionalism

Zumba's Charity Platform Moves the World; Raises Millions for Breast Cancer Research & Lou Gehrig's Disease
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Global fitness leader Zumba announces today that, with the culmination of its latest campaign, close to six million dollars has been raised via its corporate social responsibility initiatives for important causes including finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease and funding preventative breast cancer research. MarketWire

GFK Resources Announces Stock Option Grant
MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - GFK Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "GFK") -- (TSX VENTURE: GFK) wishes to announce the granting of 350,000 stock options to directors. Each option entitles its holder to purchase one share of the Company for $0.22 for a period of 5 years expiring November 28, 2019 MarketWire

North American Partners in Anesthesia's Sonia Szlyk, M.D., Addresses Healthcare Providers on Regional Anesthetic Blocks at the Orthopaedic Summit 2014
MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - North American Partners in Anesthesia's Sonia Szlyk, M.D., will be a featured panelist presenting to over 1,000 healthcare providers specializing in arthroscopy, total joints and sports medicine at the Orthopaedic Summit 2014: Evolving Techniques. The event will be held December 4-6, 2014 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. MarketWire

Delavaco Residential Properties Corp. Reports Third Quarter Financial and Operating Results
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Delavaco Residential Properties Corp. ("Delavaco" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: DVO.U) (OTCQX: DELAF) today announced its results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. MarketWire

GMP Becomes First Utility in the World to Receive B Corp Certification
COLCHESTER, VT--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Green Mountain Power today was recognized as the first utility in the world to become a Certified B Corp. B Corps are companies that believe business can be a force for good and are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency MarketWire

Pieris Achieves Second Preclinical Milestone Payment in Sanofi Collaboration
FREISING, GERMANY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Pieris AG announced the successful handover of a multispecific Anticalin® preclinical drug candidate from Pieris to Sanofi, who will be responsible for further development of the program, triggering an undisclosed payment to Pieris MarketWire

Plandai Biotechnology, Inc. Highlighted in Newly Published Article by South Africa's Department of Science & Technology
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Plandaí Biotechnology, Inc MarketWire

Over 700,000 Global Movember Participants Raise Funds and Awareness for Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Mental Health
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - The Movember Foundation, the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men's health, has announced the conclusion of the 2014 moustache-growing season, with over 700,000 registered Movember participants worldwide MarketWire

Virginia529 Opens Prepaid Tuition Program
RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - The annual enrollment period for Virginia's prepaid college tuition program opens today. Virginia529 prePAID (prePAID) offers families the ability to pay in advance for future tuition at Virginia public colleges and universities. MarketWire

OxySure (OXYS) Signs Distribution Agreement With Cardiac Life
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - OxySure Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) ("OxySure," or the "Company"), a global leader and medical device innovator of life-saving, easy-to-use emergency oxygen solutions with its "oxygen from powder" technology today announced that the Company has signed a distribution agreement with Cardiac Life of Rochester, New York. MarketWire

APS Launches a Free Accredited Course: "Ebola Preparedness Assessment and Training"
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) today launched a course that allows healthcare workers and hospitals to identify how well prepared they are for diagnosing and triaging Ebola-type symptoms. It builds on APS's successful assessment-driven individualized learning platform, GNOSIS™ MarketWire

Emerald Oil Announces Increased Borrowing Base Under Its Revolving Credit Facility
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX) ("Emerald" or the "Company") today announced an increase to the borrowing base under its revolving credit facility. The bank syndicate completed its regular semi-annual redetermination of the borrowing base, resulting in an increase from $200 million to $250 million MarketWire

Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Issues Update on First Solar Tower Project in Arizona and Developments With Its Licensing Partner in Chile
ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCQB: SWET) (the "Company"), the inventor of large Solar Wind Downdraft Tower structures capable of producing abundant, inexpensive electricity, today issued an update on its first Solar Wind Energy Tower Project in Arizona and developments with Cobracrest, its licensing partner in Chile. MarketWire

Actinium Receives Orphan-Drug Designation From FDA for Actimab-A in the Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Elderly Patients
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc MarketWire

Vitamin Blue to Offer Free Shipping on Amazon for Holiday Season
COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Vitamin Blue (OTC PINK: VTMB) announced it will be offering free shipping on all products sold on Amazon for the holiday season beginning Cyber Monday, December 1st, through December 23rd. Free shipping will be available on anything ordered and shipped in the US for this time period.  MarketWire

WindStream's SolarMill(R) "Coolest Pieces of Tech…" on the Cover of Energy Digital
NORTH VERNON, IN--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - WindStream Technologies has been honored with a feature article and appearance on the cover of the prestigious Energy Digital Magazine. Energy Digital is a widely read industry publication, which focuses on new trends and technologies making an impact in the traditional and renewable energy sectors MarketWire

Rainmaker Entertainment Announces Financial Results for the 3rd Quarter of 2014
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. (TSX VENTURE: RNK) today announced its results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014. Rainmaker reported a loss of $626,178 ($0.04 per share) for the third quarter of 2014 compared with a loss of $951,685 ($0.05 per share) for the third quarter of 2013 MarketWire

Zephyr Real Estate Promotes Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank are the beneficiaries for Zephyr's annual holiday food and toy drive. Donations may be made at any of the five Zephyr office locations in San Francisco: 2282 Market Street, 4040 24th Street, 2523 California Street, 1542 20th Street, and 215 West Portal Avenue. MarketWire

Novigo Is Opening International Office in Miami, Florida
MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Novigo, an industry leader and innovator in SAP Supply Chain Execution consulting, is opening its sixth international office, to be located in Miami, Florida. This new location will allow Novigo to better serve existing and future customers in South and Latin America as well as act as an East Coast location in the very important U.S. market. MarketWire

aden + anais(R) Announces a Special Edition Designer Collection for (aden + anais)RED
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Global baby brand aden + anais® and (RED)® today announced a designer collaboration with Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani and Rachel Zoe for a limited edition organic swaddle pack to benefit the Global Fund and empower parents to take action towards an AIDS-free generation MarketWire

Seattle Artist Donates Rendering of Homeless Teen Girl for the Newest Face of Others Like Us T-Shirt
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Others Like Us (OLU) will launch its next "story" t-shirt featuring an art rendering of Falon, a young homeless girl. This is the first time OLU will feature a female on a t-shirt. The rendering of Falon was drawn by a Seattle artist named Sherise Mckinney, who experienced homelessness as a child with her mother MarketWire

AARP Poll Reveals Differences in How Drivers Prepare for Long Trips
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - This month, as roads across the country grow increasingly congested with holiday travelers, AARP Driver Safety set out to learn how prepared Americans are for taking a long distance car trip and how their preparation levels can vary by age. MarketWire

Wyndham Rewards to Give Away Over 20 Million Points in 12 Days
PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - In need of a little extra cheer this holiday season? Wyndham Rewards® is here to help, which is why for the next 12 days, the growing hotel loyalty program is offering members the chance to win their share of more than 20 million points good towards free night stays, gift cards, shopping and more. MarketWire

Losses: It May Not Be a Question of "If", but "When"
TRUCKEE, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Clear Capital (, the premium provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment, today released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through November 2014 MarketWire

Step Up: Help Your Robot Get Its Groove on With Free OzoGroove App
REDONDO BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - OzoGroove, the newest app from the makers of the world's smallest programmable robot known as Ozobot, proves that robots can glide and dance with grace. Until now robots have been getting a bad rap for their mobility with humans doing The Robot Dance MarketWire

Condusiv Technologies Announces Elevation of Plan B Technologies, Inc. Partnership to Premier Status
BURBANK, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Condusiv® Technologies, the leader in I/O reduction software for virtualized environments, today announced the promotion of Plan B Technologies, Inc. (PBT), one of the leading Mid-Atlantic IT solutions and professional services providers, to its Premier Partner Program MarketWire

Teleperformance USA Is Recognized by the 2014 Aon Hewitt Best Employers(TM) Program
SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience management, today announced that its operations in the United States have been certified by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), in its Aon Hewitt Best Employers™ program MarketWire

Up to One in Six Taxpayers in Jeopardy of Losing Tax Breaks
KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Analysis by The Tax Institute, the independent research arm at H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), shows tax benefits for individuals and small businesses that expired in 2013 could impact as many as one in six taxpayers MarketWire

Aurionpro's Banking and Financial Services and Identity and Access Management Groups Are Appraised at CMMI Level 5
MUMBAI, INDIA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2014) - Aurionpro (NSE: AURIONPRO) (BSE: 532668), an award-winning provider of industry-tailored software and expert-level consulting services, today announced that it has been appraised at Level 5 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®. MarketWire

What's Your Kitchen Style?
(Family Features) With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home? MarketWire

Breakfast and Beyond
(Family Features) A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. Enticing the youngest family members to enjoy as many food groups as possible at the morning meal -- including veggies -- may be challenging, but it's an important step to ensuring a well-rounded diet all day long. MarketWire

Check It Twice
(Family Features) Whether it's co-workers at the office or your stylist at the salon, when the holidays come around, you likely have a lot of gift giving to do. Check those names off your shopping list and tuck these delightful gifts under the tree. This guide has something to make everyone's season a little brighter. MarketWire

Sparkling DIY Fashion for the Holidays
(Family Features) If you're looking for a fashion-forward way to get festive this holiday season, look no further than your own closet, where you can find outdated pieces to transform and add sparkle to your holiday wardrobe. MarketWire

Oak Valley Community Bank Opens Tracy Branch
Oak Valley Community Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), recently announced the official opening of their Tracy Branch. It is located at 1034 North Central Avenue, on the corner of Central and 11th Street and is the Bank's fifteenth location. MarketWire

InterCore's Driver Alertness Detection System(TM) Now Available
InterCore, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ICOR) ("InterCore") announces that DADS™ -- the network-based Driver Alertness Detection System™ -- is now available for purchase at Operating as a cloud-based service developed by InterCore's wholly-owned subsidiary SRG International, Inc MarketWire

Super Heroes of Water Conservation Set to Storm "ConservaCon"
California's severe drought has pushed water agencies to tap deep into their reservoirs of creativity to find ways to encourage Californians to conserve water MarketWire

Western Gas to Present at Wells Fargo Securities Energy Symposium
Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) today announced that Don Sinclair, President and CEO, will present at the Wells Fargo Securities 2014 Energy Symposium in New York, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. EST. The presentation materials and a link to the webcast presentation will be available at MarketWire

Quanticate Hosts Indian Programming Competition With a Cash Prize of Rupee 10 Lakhs
Quanticate, a leading global data-focused clinical research organization (CRO) with extensive experience in clinical programming, today announced it will be running a SAS programming competition in India with a Rupee 10 Lakhs cash prize for the winning solution MarketWire

Northstar Healthcare Will Host a Conference Call
Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX: NHC) will host a conference call on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 10 a.m. CT to discuss its acquisition of Athas Health LLC. MarketWire Announces New Facility and Expansion Into New Markets in 2015 announces the acquisition of a new facility to support additional growth and expansion into new automotive vertical markets in the upcoming months. MarketWire

Audi Sets New Annual U.S. Sales Record With One Month to Go in 2014
Through late November, Audi surpassed the previous full-year sales record of 158,061 vehicles set in 2013 Audi in the U.S. has established annual sales records in each of the past five years Audi Certified pre-owned vehicle sales also set a new annual sales record Audi set an annual U.S. sales record this past weekend by surpassing the previous record set in 2013 MarketWire

California Water Service Group Issues 2013-2014 Corporate Citizenship Report
California Water Service Group (NYSE: CWT) today announced that it has released its 2013-2014 Corporate Citizenship Report, which highlights the company's efforts to enhance the quality of life for its customers, communities, employees, and stockholders, while operating in a way that respects the environment. MarketWire

North Houston, Texas Hotel Lets Visitors Turn Holiday Shopping Into a Winter Escape
While the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, preparing for them can feel decidedly less so. But coming to the rescue of celebrants everywhere is the Fairfield Inn Houston Humble, whose cozy hospitality and convenient access to the area's best mall make it the perfect place for squeezing in a little holiday shopping while relaxing on a winter getaway. MarketWire

New Discoveries, Logic of Evolution Create Bhopal Hotel Restaurant's Total Experience
Staying true to its promise of offering guests a truly exceptional culinary experience, the Courtyard Bhopal hotel introduces Bay Leaf, the city's first and only fine dining destination. MarketWire

Era Group Inc. Names Chris Bradshaw as CEO
Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Christopher S. Bradshaw as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mr. Bradshaw has been serving as Acting CEO since August 2014 and has served as the company's Chief Financial Officer since October 2012. MarketWire

DynaEnergetics Announces Global Pricing Increase
DynaEnergetics today announced a general price increase effective on all orders placed after January 1, 2015, or as soon as current contractual agreements allow. This adjustment is being implemented to address increased material, logistics and service costs. MarketWire

Barona Resort & Casino and Staff Donate Food and $5,000 to the East County Salvation Army's 35th Annual Toy & Food Drive
Barona Resort & Casino and its 3,000 staff members embraced the season of thanks and giving and collected a truck load of food to help East County families in need. In addition, the casino made a $5,000 cash contribution to the East County Salvation Army. MarketWire

West Provides Required Notice of Automatic Conversion of Debentures
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced the automatic conversion of the 4% convertible junior subordinated debentures due March 15, 2047 ("Debentures") that remain outstanding on December 9, 2014 ("Conversion Date"). On the Conversion Date, the Company will: MarketWire

Methode Electronics to Announce Second-Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results on Thursday, December 11, 2014
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global designer and manufacturer of electro-mechanical devices, will release its second-quarter Fiscal 2015 results for the period ended November 1, 2014, on Thursday, December 11, 2014, before the market opens. MarketWire

Wave Systems Statement on the Passing of Chairman of the Board John E. Bagalay
Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) is saddened by the unfortunate passing on Saturday, November 29, of longtime Chairman and member of the company's Board of Directors, John E. Bagalay, Jr., Ph.D. Mr. Bagalay had been a valued member of the Board since 1993 and Chairman of the Board since 2003 MarketWire

Trey Songz Gets Interactive With Innovative New Video; "Touchin, Lovin (Feat. Nicki Minaj)" Premiered Today, Excusively via; Grammy(R)-Nominated R&B/Soul Superstar Set for Epic North American Tour With Chris Brown & Special Guest Tyga; "Between The Sheets Tour" to Hit 25 Cities
Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic recording superstar Trey Songz has announced the world premiere of his revolutionary new video, "Touchin, Lovin (Feat. Nicki Minaj)." The interactive video clip, directed by Jason Zada -- which marks the latest #1 single/video from Trey's chart-topping new album, "TRIGGA" -- debuted today, exclusively via http://www.buzzfeed MarketWire

Flamel Technologies Closes Sale of Development and Manufacturing Facility in Pessac, France to Recipharm AB
Flamel Technologies (NASDAQ: FLML) announced today that it has closed the sale of its development and manufacturing facility located in Pessac, France, to Recipharm AB that was announced on November 28, 2014. Under the agreement, Recipharm paid Flamel EUR 10.6 million and made an investment of EUR 10.5 million in Flamel's stock at a purchase price equal to the trailing 20-day average price. MarketWire

Cypress and Spansion to Merge in $4 Billion All-Stock Transaction
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) MarketWire

Naveen Jaggi Joins JLL to Lead Americas Retail Brokerage Services
Institutional owners and occupiers of retail real estate are expanding their store operations and pursuing top-notch investments that require the best national and global advice available. JLL (NYSE: JLL) seeks to meet, and exceed, the growing market demand for high-quality retail brokerage services with the addition of Naveen Jaggi as President of JLL Americas Retail Brokerage MarketWire

Carrie Shaeffer Heads Swinerton Government Team
In a strategic move to strengthen leadership and further expand their expertise within the government sector, Swinerton is pleased to welcome Carrie Shaeffer as Division Manager of Swinerton Builders Government. Carrie will lead Swinerton's Government group which is based in Denver MarketWire

Quidel Announces Proposed Offering of $150 Million of Convertible Senior Notes
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, today announced the proposed underwritten public offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of its convertible senior notes due 2020 (the "notes") MarketWire

Ovum Places Collaboration-as-a-Service Software Provider ThinkTank 'On the Radar'
ThinkTank announced today that Ovum has released an "On the Radar" report featuring the company. A copy of the report can be downloaded from MarketWire

Templeton Russia and East European Fund, Inc. ("TRF") Announces Distribution
Templeton Russia and East European Fund, Inc. (NYSE: TRF) today announced a year-end distribution from net investment income of $0.4609 per share, payable on December 31, 2014 to shareholders of record on December 12, 2014 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 10, 2014). MarketWire

Escape to the Westgate Hotel for the Holidays
The Westgate Hotel, downtown San Diego's top luxury boutique hotel, is offering travelers an unrivaled holiday travel deal with its new Westgate Holiday Escape package. MarketWire

Natural Systems Utilities Appoints Robert D. Dixon as CEO
Natural Systems Utilities, LLC (NSU) has announced that Robert D. Dixon has joined the distributed water infrastructure company as its Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. Mr MarketWire

P2 Energy Solutions Completes Acquisition of Merrick Systems
P2 Energy Solutions ("P2"), a leader in software and data solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Merrick Systems, Inc. ("Merrick"), a leader in production management and field operations software MarketWire

Ellsworth Fund Ltd. Begins Share Repurchase Program
Ellsworth Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: ECF) announced today that, in accordance with the share repurchase program recently adopted by its Board of Trustees, the Fund has begun making open market purchases of its shares. These purchases have been made in accordance with the limitations of Rule 10b-18 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 MarketWire

Women Are Confident in Their Own Businesses and the U.S. Economy, According to the 2014 Sage Business Index
American business women anticipate growth in their own businesses as well as the U.S. economy, according to the recently released Sage Business Index from The Sage Group plc. Sage surveyed close to 14,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) throughout the world, including 625 women business decision makers across the U.S. MarketWire

FEMSA Comercio Announces Acquisition of Farmacias Farmacon
FEMSA Comercio, S.A. de C.V. ("FEMSA Comercio") (NYSE: FMX) (BMV: FEMSAUBD) (BMV: FEMSAUB) announced today that its subsidiary Cadena Comercial de Farmacias, S.A.P.I. de C.V. has agreed to acquire 100% of Farmacias Farmacón, a drugstore operator in the western Mexican states of Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California and Baja California Sur MarketWire

Global Equity International Inc. Signs Agreement With Incryptex Limited That Will Boast the World's First Proprietary Trade Chain Market Making Solution for Digital Currencies
Global Equity International, Inc. (OTCQB: GEQU) and its fully owned subsidiary, Global Equity Partners, Plc., a business consulting services firm to small and medium sized businesses worldwide, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Incryptex Limited, a firm based in Toronto with subsidiary incorporations in development currently in the Isle of Man, Latvia and India MarketWire

SEMAFO Reports Illegal Work Stoppage at Mana Mine
SEMAFO (TSX: SMF)(OMX: SMF) reported today that employees began an illegal work stoppage at its Mana mine in Burkina Faso on the evening of Saturday, November 29, 2014. The illegal work stoppage comes in spite of an existing collective agreement that remains in effect until December 31, 2015. MarketWire

BBSI SHAREHOLDER ALERT: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Barrett Business Services Inc. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of January 5, 2015 -- BBSI
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington on behalf of investors who purchased Barrett Business Services Inc. ("Barrett Business Services" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: BBSI) securities between February 12, 2013 and October 29, 2014. MarketWire

Masimo Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Radius-7(TM) -- First rainbow(R) SET(R) Noninvasive Wearable, Wireless Monitor for Root(R)
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced FDA 510(k) clearance of Radius-7™ for the Root® patient monitoring and connectivity platform, the first and only wearable, wireless monitor with Masimo's breakthrough rainbow® SET® technology, offering patients continuous monitoring with freedom of movement. MarketWire

Cal Water President & CEO to Speak at NYSSA Water Conference
(NYSE: CWT) - Martin A. Kropelnicki, President & Chief Executive Officer of California Water Service Group (Cal Water), will give a presentation about the company at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) Water Utilities Industry Investor Conference on Dec. 4, 2014, at 1 p.m. Eastern time at the NYSSA Conference Center in New York City. MarketWire

Thirty-Three Percent of Data Breach Victims Become Victims of Fraud -- SmartMetric Uses Biometrics Inside the Credit Card to Protect Against Fraud
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) Recent reports estimate that between 700 and 800 million personal records were exposed in 2013, and most of those in the U.S. Other reports have suggested that up to 80% of these records included Social Security Numbers. This figure for 2014 will be substantially higher given the Target, Home Depot, etc., data breaches this year. MarketWire Gives a Sneak Preview at Next Year's Travel Landscape
With barely six weeks left until we ring in the New Year, the travel experts at, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, offer their predictions on what lies ahead in 2015's travel sphere. Cheapflights MarketWire

Vencor International Schedules Shareholder Conference Call
Vencor International, Inc. (OTC PINK: VCOR) announced today that it will be holding a Shareholder Conference Call to update shareholders on the current and future business of the Company. The call is scheduled for Monday, December 15, 2014. Directions for participating in the Shareholder Conference Call will be outlined on the Company's website MarketWire

CEO of American Premium Water Buying Large Position of Open Market Shares
American Premium Water Corporation "APWC" (OTC PINK: HIPH) is pleased to provide the following update to the investment community and our shareholders. American Premium Water Corporation's (OTC PINK: HIPH) CEO Alfred Culbreth has recently acquired a total of 20,300 shares of the company's stock on the open market MarketWire

Century Aluminum Completes Acquisition of Mt. Holly, SC Smelter
Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary has completed its transaction with Alcoa to acquire full ownership of the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter. Mt. Holly, located in Berkeley County, South Carolina, employs approximately 600 people and has an annual production capacity of 229,000 metric tons of primary aluminum. MarketWire Forecasts Travel Trends & Hot Destinations for 2015
With 2015 just around the corner, the travel experts at, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have dusted off their crystal ball and are once again forecasting travel trends for the upcoming year. In its Top Travel Trends and Hot Destinations for 2015 report, the team shares its take on the where and how of Canadian travel for 2015 MarketWire

DryShips Inc. Announces Repayment of 5% Convertible Notes Due 2014
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "DryShips"), announced today that it has repaid all remaining principal and interest of its 5% Convertible Notes due 2014, in accordance with the terms of the notes and the indenture governing the notes. MarketWire

DryShips Inc. Announces Adjournment of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Seeks to Obtain a Quorum of Voting Shareholders as of November 4, 2014
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "DryShips"), announced that its 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting"), scheduled for, and convened on December 1, 2014, was adjourned due to lack of requisite quorum MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces the Results of Its 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced today the results of its 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting"). MarketWire

SingleStone Principal Jimmy Chou to Be Panelist at the Gilbane Conference
SingleStone announced today that Jimmy Chou, Principal and Leader of its Customer Experience Solutions, will be a panelist at the Gilbane Conference on December 2-4 in Boston. The Gilbane Conference -- http://gilbaneconference MarketWire

HR Executive and Professor Named to SHRM's Board of Directors
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association representing HR, has announced its Board of Directors for 2015. MarketWire

TeraRecon Highlights Major iNtuition and iNteract+ Implementations and Innovations at RSNA 2014
TeraRecon (www.terarecon MarketWire

Pristine Advisers: Closed-End Fund Analyst Roundtable Webcast for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Pristine Advisers and CEFNetwork are pleased to announce a Closed-End Fund Analyst Roundtable Live Webcast to take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:00 p.m. (ET). The event is sponsored by Closed-End Fund Advisors. MarketWire

Jean Lemierre Appointed BNP Paribas Group Chairman
The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas today appointed Jean Lemierre as Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors. MarketWire

Templeton Emerging Markets Fund ("EMF") Announces Distribution
Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (NYSE: EMF) today announced a total distribution of $1.1821, comprised of net investment income of $0.3084 per share, short-term capital gains distribution of $0.0116 per share and long-term capital gains distribution of $0.8621 per share, payable on December 31, 2014 to shareholders of record on December 16, 2014 (Ex-Dividend Date: December 12, 2014). MarketWire

Weller Expands Its Sales Group to Include Circuit Technology Inc. and Methods Automation, Inc.
Weller®, a global brand of Apex Tool Group known for innovative soldering solutions, today announced a strategic sales alliance with Circuit Technology Inc. (CTI), a representative organization specializing in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly and repair equipment including placement, reflow, inspection, soldering rework and hand tools, and Methods Automation Inc MarketWire

Vendasta CEO Brendan King to Speak at BIA/Kelsey 'LEADING IN LOCAL: Interactive Local Media' Conference, Dec. 3-5, San Francisco
Vendasta Technologies CEO Brendan King will share the stage with other experts in marketing to local businesses at BIA/Kelsey's LEADING IN LOCAL: Interactive Local Media Conference, Dec. 3-5, 2014 in San Francisco. King will be part of a panel entitled, "Do-It-For-Me vs. Do-It-Yourself: The Critical Local Debate," scheduled at 2:00 PM on day two of the conference. MarketWire

Freddie Mac Announces First Multifamily K-Deal With a Manufactured Housing Community Loan, K-041
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates") which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to issue approximately $1.1 billion in K Certificates ("K-041 Certificates"), which are expected to price the week of December 1, 2014, and settle on or about December 16, 2014 MarketWire

Gift Cards Now Available for Purchase at has announced gift cards are now available for purchase on its site, just in time for the holidays. MarketWire

Paradigm Oil & Gas Announces 3rd Quarter 2014 Results
Paradigm Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTC PINK: PDGO), a leading service provider to the oil and gas industry with expanding operations in oil and gas production, announced the Company's 3rd quarter 2014 results. MarketWire

WheelTug Story Time: "Boebus and the Special Wheels"
Too often in our modern world, we lose touch with the things that delight us, the stories and characters that we connect with on a more basic and carefree level. MarketWire

Mercantile Bank Hires Primatics Financial to Provide Acquired Accounting and Valuation Services
Primatics Financial ("Primatics"), a leader in integrated risk and finance solutions, was selected by Mercantile Bank Corporation ("Mercantile") (NASDAQ: MBWM) to implement its EVOLV® software solution to efficiently and cost-effectively manage the loan accounting and credit analysis for Mercantile's integration with Firstbank Corporation ("Firstbank") (NASDAQ: FBMI) MarketWire

Roosters Men's Grooming Center Makes Holiday Giving and Receiving a Relaxing Experience
For people who struggle to find the right holiday gifts for "hard to shop for guys," the newly-opened Roosters Men's Grooming Center (MGC) in Carlsbad recommends purchasing the store's gifts cards for personal grooming services. MarketWire

Endexx Launches Marijuana Dispensing Pilot Program in Colorado
Endexx Corporation (OTC PINK: EDXC), a provider of innovative medical marijuana management and technology solutions, announced today that the secured site location to test its Autospense™ technology is at Pure Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Colfax Ave. in Denver, Colorado MarketWire

Triton Emission Solutions Inc. Announces Formation of its Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Triton Emission Solutions International AB, to Head its Sales and R&D Efforts in Europe
Triton Emission Solutions Inc. (OTCQB: DSOX) (the "Company") announced today the establishment of its wholly owned subsidiary in Sweden, Triton Emission Solutions International AB (the "Subsidiary") MarketWire

Graphite One Drills 38.87m of 10.57% Graphite Including 7m of 20.98%; Results From First Ten Holes Confirm Wide Intercepts of Near Surface High Grade Graphite
Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: GPH)(OTCQX: GPHOF) ("Graphite One" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of the first ten holes of the recently completed twenty-hole diamond drill program on their Graphite Creek Project located near Nome, Alaska (see press release dated November 10, 2014). MarketWire

Investec Bank Joins Q400 NextGen Aircraft Family Following Lease Agreement With Thailand's Nok Air
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officially welcomed Investec Bank plc ("Investec") to the family of Q400 aircraft lessors as Thai premium low-cost carrier Nok Air and the international bank and asset manager closed the sale and leaseback of two extra capacity Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliners MarketWire

Rio Alto Announces Shahuindo Stage 1 Project Capex Estimate, US$ 70m
Rio Alto Mining Limited ("Rio Alto" or the "Company") (TSX: RIO)(LMA: RIO)(NYSE: RIOM)(DB Frankfurt: MS2) is pleased to announce that management estimates the capex required to achieve first gold production at its Shahuindo Gold Project by January 2016, at approximately US$ 70 million. MarketWire

Decisiv Expands Partnership With TCA
Decisiv, Inc., the leading provider of Service Relationship Management (SRM) solutions for commercial assets, today announced it is expanding its partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and will provide benchmarking services to TCA members at multiple subscription levels. Decisiv has provided TCA benchmarking services for the past 12 years. MarketWire

Ithaca Energy Inc: Holding(s) in Company
Ithaca Energy Inc (TSX: IAE) (LSE: IAE) MarketWire

Fusion to Present at the LD Micro Conference
Fusion, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) announced today that Matthew Rosen, its Chief Executive Officer, will present at the LD Micro Main Event VII Conference at 8:30am (PST), Track 3, on December 2, 2014. The conference will be held December 2-4, 2014 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Rosen will be available at the conference for one-on-one meetings. MarketWire

NuState Announces Cancellation of One Billion Shares of Common Stock
NuState Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: NSEH) Today announced today, that it has completed the cancellation of One Billion ( 1,000,000,000 ) shares of common stock of NuState Energy Holdings Inc., reducing the existing share structure by approximately 28% . This decision was approved by the Board of Directors on November 28, 2014. MarketWire

Orvana Announces Fourth Quarter Financial Results Release Date and Conference Call
Orvana Minerals Corp. (TSX: ORV) (the "Company" or "Orvana"), announces that it plans to SEDAR file its 2014 year end and fourth quarter financial statements and Management, Discussion and Analysis as well as release highlights of its 2014 year end and fourth quarter results after market on December 9, 2014. MarketWire

UOMO Film Rentals
UOMO Media Inc. (OTCBB: UOMO), a multi-channel media and entertainment company is launching an equipment rental company. MarketWire

Biggest Acquisition in Company's History: BARTEC to Acquire Italian TOP GROUP (FEAM, NUOVA ASP, FENEX), Completing Its Portfolio in Explosion Protection
BARTEC, a leading global provider of explosion protection, is continuing its aggressive growth strategy. By acquiring the majority in the Italian TOP GROUP, comprising FEAM, NUOVA ASP and FENEX, the BARTEC Group is further expanding its leading global position and is on track to achieve an annual turnover of EUR 400 million. MarketWire

FireEye Report Identifies Highly-Sophisticated Cyber Threat Group Aiming to Cheat Wall Street
FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, today released a comprehensive intelligence report that assesses that a financially motivated advanced threat group has been carrying out ongoing attacks against publicly traded companies in a likely attempt to play the stock market. MarketWire

Red Bull Air Race World Championship Returns in 2015
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship has announced its return in 2015, featuring eight stops spanning the globe, including five of the most popular locations from the riveting 2014 season. In addition, the season will visit new locations in Japan and Russia, as well as return to Hungry. In the United States, the series will once again hold races in Fort Worth, Texas and Las Vegas, Nevada MarketWire

SPi Global Expands Geographical Footprint to Nicaragua
SPi Global, the country's most internationally-recognized full-service Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company continues to expand its delivery capability to meet global demand with the addition of its office in Managua, Nicaragua. MarketWire

Miller Energy Announces Its Fiscal Second Quarter 2014 Earnings and Operational Call and Reaffirms Its Hedge Position
Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (NYSE: MILL) ("Miller" or "the Company") today announced that it will host a conference call and webcast at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 10, 2014 to discuss its financial and operational results for the three months ended October 31, 2014. Miller also reaffirmed its hedge position. MarketWire

Barfresh to Present at the 7th Annual LD Micro Conference on December 4, 2014
Barfresh Food Group, Inc. (OTCQB: BRFH), a manufacturer of frozen, ready-to-blend beverages, has been invited to present at the 7th Annual LD Micro Main Event Conference being held on December 2-4, 2014 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. MarketWire

Sefaira Pushes Into the Next Frontier of Performance-Based Design by Enabling Powerful Collaboration
AUTODESK UNIVERSITY BOOTH #152 -- Sefaira, the leader in software for high-performance building design, today announced that it will preview a new product for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) design engineers and showcase two new tools for architects at this week's Autodesk University MarketWire

Titan Pharmaceuticals to Present at LD Micro Conference
Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: TTNP), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing proprietary therapeutics for the treatment of select chronic diseases utilizing its ProNeura™ long-term drug delivery technology, announced today that its President, Sunil Bhonsle, will present at the 7th annual LD Micro "Main Event" Micro-Cap Growth Conference on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m. PT MarketWire

Over 60% of Radiologists Read With the Lights On?
If you did an online search for "radiologist" on Google or Bing, you would inaccurately deduce from the images found that radiologists: MarketWire

Regen BioPharma Scheduled to Make Presentation at American Society for Hematology's 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco December 6th - 9th
Regen BioPharma (OTCBB: RGBP) announced today acceptance by the American Society for Hematology of a presentation by Christine Ichim, PhD, senior scientific research consultant to Regen BioPharma, at its annual meeting entitled "NR2F6 (EAR-2) Is a Novel Leukemia Oncogene Whose Cellular Function Is to Regulate Terminal Differentiation of Erythrocytes at the Proerythroblast Stage MarketWire

Grupo Gallegos Named Best Independent US Hispanic Agency at El Ojo Awards
Grupo Gallegos, a creatively-driven independent advertising agency, was recognized as the Best Independent US Hispanic Agency at the 2014 El Ojo de Iberoamérica festival of creativity. The festival, held November 19-21st in Buenos Aires, Argentina, celebrates the best in advertising in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world MarketWire

Global Microcap Stock News Conglomerate Snn Inc. Unveils Comprehensive Microcap Market Website
Today, global multimedia financial news conglomerate, SNN Incorporated, launched a highly interactive version of to remain on the cutting edge of finance for new tech-savvy wave of investors and as the answer to investor requests for a strictly MicroCap-centric information hub. MarketWire

Bluesphere Corp. Technology Division Announces Lithium-Ion Fast Charge Technology Acquisition
Bluesphere Corp. (OTCQB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today that its technology division has acquired the rights for "fast charge battery" technology MarketWire

The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte to Unveil Ultimate Holiday Viewing Experience, Including 17-Foot Tree Made of Recycled Bottles and an Edible Tree Crafted With 8,000 Hand-Made French Macarons
The ultimate holiday viewing experience will come to life at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte this year, as a brilliantly colorful winter wonderland is set occupy the entire Lobby level of the luxury Charlotte hotel beginning Thanksgiving Day. MarketWire

Northstar Acquires Premier National Healthcare Marketing Company for $34 Million
Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX: NHC) ("Northstar") today announced it has acquired Athas Health, LLC ("Athas") for a total consideration of approximately $34 million (all $ denominations in US dollars). Athas is based in Dallas, TX and focuses on the marketing and delivery of specialized healthcare services in 7 states MarketWire

Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation Bring "ABOUT FACE" Exhibit on "Yitzhak Rabin, His Life and Legacy" to the East Bay This Week
Yitzhak Rabin's teachings have become a rallying cry for peace, pluralism, and a return to the Zionist values upon which Israel was founded MarketWire

Cott Announces Intention to Offer $615 Million of Senior Notes
Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT) (TSX: BCB) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cott Beverages Inc. ("Cott Beverages"), intends, subject to market and other customary conditions, to offer $615 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2019 (the "Notes") MarketWire

Aria Systems Releases No BS Guide to Recurring Revenue Success for Enterprises Planning Recurring Revenue Initiatives
Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue, today launched a comprehensive primer for organizations considering, planning or expanding a recurring revenue model MarketWire

BrightSign Overhauls Entire Digital Signage Media Player Portfolio
BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced the most comprehensive portfolio update in the company's history. Headlining today's news is the next generation of BrightSign's award-winning HD and XD product lines, all of which offer greatly increased performance while maintaining existing price points MarketWire

ScripsAmerica Exercises Option to Acquire 90% of PIMD International, LLC
ScripsAmerica Inc. (OTCBB: SCRC), today announced that it has exercised an option to acquire 90% of PIMD International, LLC, ("PIMD"), a Florida-based pharmaceutical wholesaler that the Company has had a working relationship with since the fourth quarter of 2013. MarketWire

Genius Brands International Chooses Downtown Bookworks as Publisher for Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club
Genius Brands International, Inc. "GBI" (OTCQB: GNUS), a global brand management company dedicated to providing entertaining and enriching 'content with a purpose' for toddlers to tweens, will be collaborating with Downtown Bookworks to publish a new line of books based on the popular television and online series, Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club MarketWire

iSatori CEO Stephen Adele to Present at the 2014 LD Micro Conference in Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 2014
iSatori, Inc. (OTCQB: IFIT), an emerging leader in the development and marketing of scientifically engineered nutritional supplements for healthier lifestyles, announced today it will be presenting at the 2014 LD Micro Conference on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 2:30 in the afternoon. MarketWire

Protegrity Recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection
Protegrity, the leading provider of data-centric enterprise data security solutions, today announced that it has been identified as a representative vendor in the Gartner "Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection" report MarketWire

Gulf Coast Condensate Splitters: A Billion-Dollar Bet on U.S. Energy Policy, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A year ago, amid surging condensate production from the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, building condensate splitters on the Texas Gulf Coast was seen as the best way to turn that ultra-light crude into a salable product. Half a dozen condensate splitter projects were announced, at an aggregate cost of about $1 billion MarketWire

Proposed Pipeline Would Bring Gas From Marcellus, Utica Shales to North Carolina, Virginia, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- A coalition of four energy companies plans to spend up to $5 billion to build a 550-mile natural gas pipeline to bring up to 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day (BCF/d) from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations to power plants, homes and businesses in North Carolina and Virginia. MarketWire

Imergy Power Systems' Flow Batteries Selected for Navy/California Energy Commission Microgrid Demonstration Project
Imergy Power Systems, a leader in advanced energy storage systems, today announced that Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy's ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a Smart Microgrid project sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and hosted by the U.S. Navy. MarketWire Recognized by DOE for Leadership in Providing Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Access
WHAT: This week the Department of Energy (DOE) held the Workplace Charging Challenge Summit 2014, where they recognized employers who demonstrated leadership in supporting the development of the national plug-electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure. WHO: Santa Barbara's own lynda MarketWire

​Viztek Debuts New U-Arm and Complete OTC System at RSNA 2014
(RSNA Booth #7322) -- Viztek, the leading provider of complete digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of its new U-Arm DR and Overhead Tube Crane (OTC) systems MarketWire

eXelate to Accelerate Marketing With New CMO
eXelate, the leading independent data platform, today announced that it has hired Julie Ginches as its chief marketing officer. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience launching and positioning high growth companies, Ginches is now responsible for leading all of eXelate's global marketing functions. She will report to CEO Mark Zagorski. MarketWire

Cooper Spa Satisfies Your Sweet Tooth During the Holidays
Cooper Spa announces a raspberry truffle delight holiday package, rich in antioxidants and a dark chocolate CoQ10 anti-aging mask to help restore and fight damage from free radicals. Cooper Spa's raspberry truffle package or a la carte services in the holiday pedicure, body scrub or anti-aging mask to combat winter skin are available now through January 2015 MarketWire

Troux, Department of Energy to Host Enterprise Security Webinar
Join Troux™, the global leader in Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM) and Enterprise Architecture (EA) solutions, and the Department of Energy (DOE) for a webinar on how to use technology portfolio management (TPM) to mitigate cyber risk. MarketWire

Data Proves Link Between HR Performance and the Financial Performance of a Company, a New Study Reveals
High-performing human resources (HR) departments help to drive the financial performance of companies, according to a new report being released today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). The results of an in-depth study are detailed in the report, titled How to Set Up Great HR Functions: Connect, Prioritize, Impact MarketWire

Comedian Frank Caliendo to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo on Friday, March 27, 2015
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds® casinos are pleased to announce an upcoming performance by comedian Frank Caliendo at Four Winds New Buffalo's® Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 9 p.m. Eastern. Tickets for the event can be purchased beginning on Friday, December 5 at 10 a.m. Eastern exclusively through the Ticketmaster® Web site, www MarketWire

TMP Government to Sponsor College Recruiting Bootcamp for Government Recruiting Leaders
TMP Government, a wholly owned subsidiary of TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications LLC, a global innovator in employment marketing, today announced details of its upcoming "College Recruiting Bootcamp for Government Recruiting Leaders" event with niche job board College Recruiter MarketWire

Kick Off Holiday Savings With Cyber Monday Hotel Deals From Marriott
Experience the joy of great savings this holiday season without having to leave the comfort of your home. Marriott's Cyber Monday hotel deal is good for 30 percent off regular room rates at participating hotels. This deal is available for one day only, and is good for stays from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2015. MarketWire

Prospect Capital Makes $127 Million Follow-On First Lien Senior Secured Debt Investment in InterDent
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect has expanded its existing term loan credit facilities to InterDent, Inc. ("InterDent"), an H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G.") portfolio company, by $127 million as part of an add-on acquisition growth and recapitalization strategy MarketWire

McDonald's Introduces Fresh, Whole Fruit Option in Happy Meals
McDonald's USA is making nutrition choices fun and easy for families with the introduction of its fresh, whole fruit side option in kids' meals -- Cuties California Clementines. MarketWire

Predixion Software Expands Headquarters to Accommodate Record Growth
Predixion Software, a developer of cloud-based predictive analytics software, today announced the opening of new headquarters in Aliso Viejo, Calif., to meet the needs of a workforce that has doubled in size since the beginning of the year MarketWire

EDGE3 Technologies and Honda R&D Americas Awarded Patent for System Combining Gesture and Voice Recognition in Single Human Machine Interface System
EDGE3 Technologies and Honda R&D Americas today announced they have been awarded U.S. patent number 8,744,645 for their jointly developed in-vehicle human machine interface (HMI) system which combines voice and gesture recognition. The revolutionary HMI system will allow drivers to more accurately and naturally control their automobile's infotainment and climate systems MarketWire

Cachet Financial Solutions to Participate at the Benchmark Micro Cap Discovery One-on-One Conference on December 11
Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: CAFN), a leading provider of cloud-based SaaS mobile money management technology to banks, credit unions and financial service organizations, has been invited to attend the Benchmark Micro Cap Discovery One-on-One Conference on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at The Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. MarketWire

FBI Updates DNA Quality Assurance Standards to Now Include Rapid DNA Analysis
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has updated their current DNA databasing standards to include an Addendum to the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories performing Rapid DNA analysis and Modified Rapid DNA Analysis Using a Rapid DNA Instrument. MarketWire

Aurora Information Technology, Inc. Implements Customized Intranet Portal Solution to Industries Nationwide
Aurora Information Technology, Inc. -- Gold-Certified Partner of Bitrixsoft -- is a medical website design service and marketing leader. In its partnership with Bitrixsoft, Aurora helps businesses with time management, productivity and return on investment with a customizable, easy-to-use and portable intranet portal MarketWire

MPLX LP Closes Acquisition of Additional Interest in MPLX Pipe Line Holdings LP
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2014 - MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) today announced that it has closed the acquisition of an additional 30.5 percent interest in MPLX Pipe Line Holdings LP (Pipe Line Holdings) from subsidiaries of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) for $800 million. GlobeNewswire

SeaBird Exploration Plc: Letter of Award in Mediterranean Sea
SeaBird Exploration Plc ("SeaBird") is pleased to announce that the company has received a Letter of Award (LOA) to acquire up to 6,000 km of 2D seismic data in the Mediterranean area from an unannounced client. The LOA is conditional upon permits and is estimated to commence H2 2015. GlobeNewswire

Extraordinary General Meeting of Active Biotech AB (publ)

Kinnevik: The administrative court has decided in favor of Kinnevik's appeal in tax dispute
Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) ("Kinnevik") today announced that the Swedish Administrative Court has approved Kinnevik's appeal concerning withholding tax in the amount of SEK 702m in relation to Kinnevik's acquisition of Emesco AB in 2009. GlobeNewswire

Yara completes acquisition of majority position in Galvani, Brazil
Oslo, 1 December 2014: Yara International ASA has obtained relevant regulatory approvals to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços S/A ("Galvani") allowing the integration process to start GlobeNewswire

Eastman Chairman and CEO to Address Bank of America Merrill Lynch Basic Materials Conference

Maryjo Charbonnier Appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer for Wolters Kluwer
December 1, 2014 - Wolters Kluwer announces that Maryjo Charbonnier will join the company per January 2015 as its new Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Charbonnier succeeds Kathy Baker, who will retire after 10 years in the role. Maryjo is currently Chief Human Resources Officer at Broadridge, and prior to that held several HR leadership roles at PepsiCo. GlobeNewswire

Golar LNG Limited Share Repurchase Program
Golar LNG Limited ("Golar" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to 5% of Golar's outstanding stock over the next two years. The authorization is effective immediately. GlobeNewswire

Oriola-KD to acquire a pharmacy in Riga city center
Oriola-KD Corporation Stock Exchange Release 1 December 2014 at 3 p.m. GlobeNewswire

Nationale Suisse largely exempted from disclosure requirements
Nationale Suisse /Nationale Suisse largely exempted from disclosure requirements. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SEB's sale of credit card payment operations to Nordic Capital Fund VIII completed
As of 1 December, SEB has completed the sale of Euroline AB to Nordic Capital Fund VIII in accordance with the agreement signed and announced at the end of May 2014. The total price was SEK 2.2 billion on a debt-free basis, and a capital gain of SEK 1.7 billion after attributable goodwill of SEK 0.2 billion. GlobeNewswire

LiuGong-Metso introduced the first prototypes of track-mounted mobile crushing and screening plants for China
LiuGong-Metso introduced the first prototypes of track-mounted mobile crushing and screening plants for China GlobeNewswire

The Dominican Republic Highlights Impact of Australia's Plain Packaging Legislation
Geneva, 1 December 2014 - The Dominican Republic today highlights its growing concerns about the adverse impact of Australia's plain packaging to its economy and urges for a swift resolution of the dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) GlobeNewswire

Kinnevik participates in Lazada financing round
Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) ("Kinnevik") today announced it has invested EUR 8m in Lazada as part of a EUR 200m financing round led by Temasek and with participation by Rocket Internet, Kinnevik, Verlinvest and other existing investors. GlobeNewswire

Cytokinetics Announces Presentations Relating to Tirasemtiv at the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND
South San Francisco, CA, December 1, 2014 - Cytokinetics, (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced today that presentations relating to tirasemtiv are scheduled during  the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND to be held December 5-7, 2014 at the Square Brussels Meeting Centre in Brussels, Belgium GlobeNewswire

Crawford & Company® Acquires GAB Robins

Novartis provides update on fingolimod Phase III trial in primary progressive MS (PPMS)
Novartis International AG /Novartis provides update on fingolimod Phase III trial in primary progressive MS (PPMS) . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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Tecan issues H2 2014 trading update
Tecan Group AG /Tecan issues H2 2014 trading update. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Nutreco acquires two Brazilian premix and feed specialties companies
Nutreco has acquired two animal nutrition companies in Brazil. This expansion is in line with its strategy to expand into growth geographies. Fatec Indústria de Nutrição e Saúde Animal Ltda is a Brazilian supplier and producer of premixes and animal health products for broilers, layers, swine and dairy cows. BRNova Sistemas Nutriconais S.A GlobeNewswire

ESI and EDF Energies Nouvelles sign an exclusive partnership agreement
ESI and EDF Energies Nouvellessign an exclusive partnership agreement GlobeNewswire

Endurance Appoints Philip M. Butterfield to its Board of Directors
PEMBROKE, Bermuda - December 1, 2014 - Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), a Bermuda-based provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, today announced that its Board of Directors had appointed Philip M. Butterfield as a non-executive director of the Company. GlobeNewswire

Marathon Pipe Line LLC Announces a Binding Open Season for a Proposed Capacity Expansion on the Patoka to Lima System
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2014 - Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL), a subsidiary of MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX), today announced the commencement of a binding open season to assess interest and solicit commitments from prospective shippers for transportation service on a proposed heavy crude capacity expansion on the existing crude oil pipeline system originating in Patoka, Ill GlobeNewswire

ServiceMaster Clean Goes Hollywood, Cleans Red Carpet for Christmas Parade
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - November 30, 2014) - Today, ServiceMaster Professional Home & Disaster Cleaning Service of Bellflower, Calif. and ServiceMaster Emergency Response of Huntington Beach, Calif., rolled out a pristinely-cleaned red carpet for the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade MarketWire

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