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INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses in Excess of $100,000 Investing in Jumei International Holding Limited (JMEI) to Contact the Firm
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential securities fraud at Jumei International Holding Limited ("Jumei" or the "Company") (NYSE: JMEI). MarketWire

Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. Moves Tower Projects Forward in Mexico and Arizona
ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc MarketWire

SkillCon -- The Ultimate Skill Convention
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Have you ever wanted to learn a unique skill? Serve drinks like Tom Cruise in Cocktail? Play dodgeball like Ben Stiller? Spin signs like those guys in front of Jiffy Lube? Juggle like a Russian? Play volleyball using only your feet? Or dance using only your fingers? Now you can learn and experience all this... and so much more. MarketWire

Essex Property Trust Declares Quarterly Distributions
Essex Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.30 per common share payable January 15, 2015 to shareholders of record as of January 2, 2015. MarketWire

Cisco Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that earlier today its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.19 per common share to be paid on January 21, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 6, 2015. MarketWire

Barona Resort & Casino's TGI Thursdays Lottery Grows to $140,000 on December 18
Barona Resort & Casino's TGI Thursdays Lottery will reach its highest point ever on December 18 with a jackpot that has grown to $140,000! Make your picks for drawings at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. and make sure to stay for the Second Chance Drawing at 11 p.m. for more chances to win! MarketWire

Worthington Industries Declares Quarterly Dividend
The board of directors of Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.18 per share. The dividend is payable on March 27, 2015, to shareholders of record March 13, 2015. This marks the 189th consecutive quarter that Worthington has paid a dividend since it became a public company in 1968. MarketWire

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Honors State Senator Jamie Eldridge and Others at Annual Meeting
At its annual meeting on Thursday, December 11th, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) honored several individuals for their advocacy of elder services and their commitment to raising awareness of legal issues affecting seniors. Massachusetts State Senator James B MarketWire

Freddie Mac Reduces Taxpayer Exposure With $155 Million Credit Risk Insurance Policies
In a further expansion of its risk sharing initiatives beyond the capital markets, Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) announced today that it has obtained a number of insurance policies under its Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS), which has attracted commitments of private capital from non-mortgage guaranty insurers and reinsurers MarketWire

Change in the holding of Kesko Corporation's treasury shares

Issue of new treasury shares of Biotie Therapies Corp without consideration and cancellation of shares held by Biotie Therapies AG

Change in the number of votes relating to Biotie Therapies Corp.'s shares
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP.                Stock Exchange Release        17 December 2014 at 08:50 am GlobeNewswire

North Arrow Minerals Grants Stock Options
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 16, 2014) - North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NAR) announces that, as part of a compensation review the Company has granted a total of 200,000 incentive stock options to the President and CEO. The stock options are exercisable to acquire one common share of North Arrow at $0.54 per share and can be exercised until December 16, 2019. MarketWire

Leading Online Banking Browser Security Efficacy Assessor Awards Certification to Wontok SafeCentral
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Wontok, Inc. an innovator of malware prevention solutions for endpoints, cloud and network providers announces MRG Effitas, the leading testing and assessors for online banking, browser and cloud security awards Wontok SafeCentral Q3 2014 certification MarketWire

Think Beyond the Chip… Guac Saves Charities Too
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Yucatan Guacamole kicked off the holiday giving season with a fun twist that goes beyond the chip and includes an entire community of giving. Yucatan launched the Yucatan Cares GUAC SAVES T-shirt, a creative and fun way to raise donations for consumer-suggested charities, including this month's charity of choice, Toys for Tots. MarketWire

CHIC by Royalton Punta Cana Opens in the Dominican Republic
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - The adults-only CHIC by Royalton Punta Cana has officially opened, introducing All Exclusive™ luxury to the Dominican Republic. The innovative resort brings with it an ambience and extra services often found in Las Vegas or South Beach Miami MarketWire

Polar Vortex Returns for Another Unwelcome Visit
MADISON, WI--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Americans haven't even gotten through the holidays yet and already much of the nation has seen temperatures plunge as frigid arctic air dips south. Early predictions by AccuWeather suggest the polar vortex will slip down for multiple blasts of cold air this winter, delivering weather very reminiscent of early 2014 MarketWire

Winnebago Industries Announces Election of New Management
FOREST CITY, IA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, today announced the board of directors have elected two new vice presidents. MarketWire

Boxxer Corporate Update and Name Change
CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - MarketWire

City of Lowell, Mass., Reports 30% Reduction in Road Salt Usage Over the Past Two Winters
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - The City of Lowell, Mass., recently reported to community members that the city's Public Works department decreased its winter road salt use by 30 percent and saved over $780,000 on its snow and ice budget. The city attributed the savings to its installation of SpreadSmart Rx spreader control systems on its snowplow trucks MarketWire

Highlights for Children Releases 'All About,' New Digital App for Kids
COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Highlights for Children is pleased to announce the release of Highlights All About, a new bookshelf-style mobile application for use with iOS and Android operating systems MarketWire

TopFire Media Receives Best "New Agency" Award in 2014 Ace Awards
HOMEWOOD, IL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - TopFire Media ( has received the best "New Agency" award from Ragan & PR Daily's 2014 Ace Awards. MarketWire

Emergency Nurses Association Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bill Containing Ebola and Emergency Care Funding
DES PLAINES, IL--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) applauds Congress for approving, and President Obama for signing into law, an omnibus spending bill that contains important measures to combat the Ebola outbreak and support programs to improve our nation's emergency care capabilities. MarketWire

Buckeye Power Sales and Building for America's Bravest Team Up to Make a Difference
CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - On June 15, 2011, 19-year-old Corporal Hockenberry, a soldier in the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division, was on foot patrol in Afghanistan when he stepped on a pressure plate IED. The blast sent him over a two-story building, ultimately costing him both of his legs and his left arm MarketWire

Biodel Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results
DANBURY, CT--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Biodel Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOD) today reported financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014. MarketWire

Now Commerce Publishes Guide to Wholesale Order Fulfillment
SOLANA BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Now Commerce, an industry leader in e-commerce software, today announced it is releasing a new guide to help businesses optimize their order fulfillment processes. The e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Wholesale Order Fulfillment, is available for free download at MarketWire

CompareCards Announces "EdU Scholarship Award" Program
CHARLESTON, SC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - In the United States, 70 percent of students graduate with loans and the national student debt is a staggering 1.1 trillion. CompareCards wants to help current and future students and their families manage college debt and set students up for financial success. MarketWire

NeighborWorks America Names Paul Weech President and CEO
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Paul Weech, a long-time leader in the housing and community development field, was named president and CEO of NeighborWorks America today by the organization's board of directors. Chuck Wehrwein, acting president and CEO, will return to his position as chief operating officer. MarketWire

Congress Passes ABLE Act: Major Victory for Persons With Disabilities and Their Families
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Last night, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16 MarketWire

CannaPharmaRx Teams up With PharmaDirections to Initiate Research & Discovery Program in Cannabinoid Science
CARNEYS POINT, NJ--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - CannaPharmaRx, Inc. (OTCQB: GDHC), the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, will be working with PharmaDirections, a pharmaceutical project management and consulting group, as it launches its R&D platform to investigate product opportunities in endocannabinoid science for ultimate commercialization in global markets. MarketWire

Got Crappy Holiday Cookies? Bahlsen Wants to Save the Day With a Holiday Cookie Giveaway

PowerPlan Announces Patent Pending Regulatory Management Suite
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - PowerPlan, the leading provider of accounting, tax and capital budgeting optimization solutions for asset-intensive businesses, today announces the PowerPlan Regulatory Management Suite, designed to support the unique requirements of regulated utilities and interstate pipelines rate case management. MarketWire

Quincy Bioscience Kicks Off the 2015 Better Memory Tour
MADISON, WI--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Quincy Bioscience announces the start of the 2015 Better Memory Tour. The Prevagen Express will travel to various health food centers and health expos across the country to educate the public on the importance of taking proactive steps toward better brain health. MarketWire

H&R Block CEO Applauds Congressional Action to Stem Improper Payments
KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB), the world's largest consumer tax services provider, today announced its strong support for new legislation directing the Treasury Department to implement uniform standards for taxpayers claiming refundable credits. President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law yesterday.  MarketWire

Quit Smoking Network Chooses Smith and Ramsay Brands as Primary Supplier
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Avalanche International, Corp. (OTCQB: AVLP) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Smith and Ramsay Brands, LLC (SRB), has been selected as the primary supplier of the Quit Smoking Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing alternatives to those seeking to reduce or quit smoking tobacco products MarketWire

Model N to Sponsor European Pricing Platform Life Sciences Executive Briefing in Zurich
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN), the leading Revenue Management Cloud solutions provider to the life science and technology industries, announced today its sponsorship of the EPP Life Sciences Executive Briefing in Zurich, Switzerland on Jan. 22, 2015 MarketWire

OxySure (OXYS) Signs Exclusive Contract With Cliff Meidl, Two-Time Olympian and Team USA Olympic Flag Bearer
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - OxySure Systems, Inc MarketWire

Turquoise Hill Announces Dismissal of US Class Action Lawsuit
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE: TRQ) (NASDAQ: TRQ) (TSX: TRQ) today announced that on December 16, 2014, United States District Court Judge Lorna G MarketWire

Dream Job for DAMsters
MADISON, WI--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - The following is an open letter from Widen CEO, Matthew Gonnering. MarketWire

Kinross Completes Sale of Fruta del Norte Project
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K) (NYSE: KGC) today completed the sale of all of its interest in Aurelian Resources Inc. ("ARI") and the Fruta del Norte project in Ecuador to Fortress Minerals Corp MarketWire

Powerdyne International, Inc. Announces Agreement With ZeXen Technology
WARWICK, RI--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Powerdyne International, Inc. (OTC PINK: PWDY) today announced it has reached an agreement with ZeXen Technology of West Boylston, MA as its agent in China. Mr. Bo Zhang, President of ZeXen Technology, will be acting as Powerdyne's agent with regards to the acquisition of generators, cogeneration equipment and other power related products.  MarketWire

The JetBlue Foundation Provides Grants to Help Young Aviators' Imaginations Take Flight
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announces the second round of grants provided by the JetBlue Foundation MarketWire

Aver Informatics Grows Quality Assurance Team
COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Aver Informatics -- provider of the patented data management platform that simplifies the healthcare reimbursement process -- has announced the hire of software testing expert Todd Fox. With more than 15 years' experience, Fox will join Aver's world-class development team as Quality Assurance Manager. MarketWire

Home Healthcare Provider Discovers Cure for Document Management Headaches
ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Organizations that provide in-home healthcare services are used to dealing with mountains of paperwork, and Lifetime Care, based in upstate New York, is no exception MarketWire

CLS Investments Launches Upgraded Version of (k)Star -- An Open-Architecture 401(k) Solution for Plan Sponsors
OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - MarketWire

Get Your Passports Ready: Vacation Express Announces 2015 Non-Stop Flights From Columbus to Cancun, Punta Cana and the Bahamas
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Vacation Express announced today the expansion and return of exclusive non-stop flights from Columbus, Ohio to Cancun, Mexico and new non-stop flights to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic beginning March 2015, plus the return of non-stop flights to Grand Bahama Island starting July 2015. MarketWire

Kiska Announces Royalty Transactions For Whistler Project
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Kiska Metals Corporation (TSX VENTURE: KSK) ("Kiska" or the "Company") announces that it has re-structured the net smelter returns royalty interests for its 100% owned Whistler project pursuant to two royalty purchase agreements entered into on December 16, 2014. The transactions will result in net proceeds to Kiska of US$1.1 million. MarketWire

HighJump Software Announces Newest Strategic Partner in Latin America
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that GCM Business Consulting and Technology is its latest strategic partner in Latin America MarketWire

The Color Run™ Announces Worldwide 2015 Shine Tour
SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - The Color Run™, one of the largest event series in the world, is excited to announce details of its 2015 Shine Tour™. MarketWire

Research Firm Clutch Publishes Analysis of Leading Web Designers & Developers in Chicago
WASHINGTON,DC--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Today Clutch published new research on leading web design and web development firms in the Greater Chicago Area. MarketWire

Fundtech White Paper Identifies Best Practices for Banks Offering Treasury Management Systems to Corporate Customers
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Fundtech, a market leader in global transaction banking solutions, released a white paper titled "Getting it Right: Best Practices on how Banks can Enhance and Optimize End-to-End Customer Experience for Corporate Treasury MarketWire

Panera Bread Reports on Progress to Improve Animal Welfare for Poultry and Livestock
ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) today offered details regarding responsibly raised livestock and poultry following the company's Food Policy introduction in June MarketWire

docSTAR Recognized by Nucleus Research in ECM Technology Value Matrix for the Second Half of 2014
SCHENECTADY, NY--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - docSTAR announced today that Nucleus Research has placed docSTAR eclipse enterprise content management software as a Facilitator in its latest release of the ECM Technology Value Matrix. Nucleus also placed docSTAR as the highest rated vendor for Usability, noting its well-designed interface and workflow capabilities MarketWire

Fleksy Keyboard's Biggest Update Ever Revolutionizes Mobile Input With Extensions
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 17, 2014) - After 3 million downloads in its first year, Fleksy today launched a massive 5.0 update to its iOS and Android keyboard, redefining Fleksy as the hub of all your input needs. MarketWire

Government of British Columbia: Premier's Statement on Washington's Initiative to Address Climate Change
For Immediate Release MarketWire

Charles G. King Joins Northwest Pipe Company
Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) today announced the hiring of Charles G. King as Vice President of Sales for the Atchison, KS facility. Chuck is a veteran of the oil and gas industry with a strong history of leading successful sales and marketing efforts for the energy tubular market segment MarketWire

Washington Consumers for Sound Fuel Policy Issues Statement in Response to Governor Inslee's Carbon Policy Proposal
Washington Consumers for Sound Fuel Policy released the following statement today in response to Governor Inslee's proposal to work toward establishing a low carbon fuel standard and impose a cap and trade program in Washington: MarketWire

Quidel Receives Simultaneous FDA Clearance and CLIA Waiver for Its Sofia(R) Strep A+ Fluorescent Immunoassay (FIA) via the FDA's New Dual Submission Program

Mountain America Launches Mobile MyBalance Transfer: Members Snap Photos to Save Hundreds in Interest
Many say a picture is worth a thousand words, but at Mountain America Credit Union one picture could be worth much more. Mountain America has just launched MyBalance Transfer, an innovative online and mobile product that allows members to reduce their interest payments with one quick photo. MarketWire

Where Wall Street Is Most Likely to Cash Out of the Single Family Rental Market
RealtyTrac® (, the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released its analysis into the large players of institutional investors. MarketWire

VIQ Announces Digital Recording Contract for Mexico Military Courts
VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: VQS) announced today that VIQ reseller Dyntra, S.A. de C.V. ("Dyntra") has been awarded a contract for digital audio and video capture and management by the Mexico Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional ("SEDENA") military courts in Tijuana and Villahermosa, Mexico. MarketWire

Teekay Offshore Awarded New FPSO Contract for Petrojarl I FPSO and Agrees to Acquire Knarr FPSO
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (Teekay Offshore or the Partnership) (NYSE: TOO) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with a consortium led by Queiroz Galvao Exploracao e Producao SA (QGEP) to provide a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for the Atlanta field located in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil. MarketWire

Accordion Health Secures $60,000 as the National Science Foundation Supports Its First-of-Its Kind Healthcare Analytics Service With EmployerDirect Healthcare (EDHC)
Accordion Health, a leading health care analytics provider making health care costs more transparent and actionable, announces it has secured $60,000 in additional funding through National Science Foundation support for its first commercial contract with EmployerDirect Healthcare (EDHC), a leader in value-based health care MarketWire

Interfor Completes Debt Financing with Prudential Capital Group
INTERFOR CORPORATION ("Interfor" or the "Company") (TSX: IFP) announced today it has completed a US$50 million term debt financing with Prudential Capital Group. The senior secured notes will carry an annual interest rate of 4.02% and have a final maturity of June 26, 2023. This term financing will reduce the Company's outstanding floating rate bank debt MarketWire

Local Asheville Marketing Firm Wallace & Company Management Plants Its Roots
Wallace & Company Management is a promotional marketing and advertising firm that represents a vast variety of clients ranging from consumer electronics to home entertainment. Founded by Michael Wallace, Wallace and Company Management was established in 2013 at a time where the odds were against new local businesses being successful. Even with unemployment averaging 7 MarketWire

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Names Omnify Software a Green Supply Chain Enabling Technology Award Winner
Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, today announced that it was named a 2014 Green Supply Chain Award winner for the second consecutive year. Omnify Empower PLM was recognized as an enabling technology helping its customers make sustainability a part their supply chain strategy. MarketWire

K. Michelle's Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? Debuts at #1 on iTunes R&B/Soul Album Chart; #2 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart; #6 on Billboard Top 200; Top Female R&B Debut of 2014
Coming off the smash season finale of her hit VH1 show "K. Michelle: My Life," singer/songwriter K. Michelle debuts at the #1 spot on the iTunes' Top R&B/Soul Album chart, #2 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart with her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? MarketWire

Dynagas LNG Partners LP Announces Transfer of Listing of Common Units to New York Stock Exchange and the Listing of Its Senior Notes Due 2019
Dynagas LNG Partners LP ("Dynagas Partners" or the "Partnership") (NASDAQ: DLNG) announced today that it is voluntarily transferring the listing of its common units representing limited partnership interests (the "Common Units") to the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") from the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NASDAQ") MarketWire

Survey: Nearly 20% of All Holiday Shoppers Wait Until Last-Minute
Retale (, a location-based mobile app that brings in-store deals and promotions from your favorite retailers right to your phone, today announced the results of a new commissioned study examining last-minute shopping behavior during the busy holiday season. For the study, over 1,000 adult men and women across the U.S. were polled. MarketWire

Worthington Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results
Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) today reported net sales of $871.0 million and net earnings of $29.5 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended November 30, 2014. In last year's second quarter, the Company reported net sales of $769.9 million and net earnings of $23.0 million, or $0.32 per diluted share. On an adjusted basis, net earnings were $37 MarketWire

Visiomed Reveals Ebola Fighters Weapon of Choice: ThermoFlash(R)
Dr. Francois Teboul understands what it means to fight Ebola. As the medical director at Visiomed (FR0011067669 - ALVMG) he proposes solutions and procedures to teams in West Africa that identify potential Ebola cases, slowing the spread of this highly contagious disease. MarketWire

Veteran Residential Development and Land Investment Expert Joins Presidio Residential Capital
Phil L. Rush, a residential development and land investment expert with more than 30 years of experience, has joined San Diego-based Presidio Residential Capital as a senior executive. He will be involved in implementing a new land banking platform, asset management and project due diligence for the residential real estate investment firm. MarketWire

UPDATE - GRAMMY(R)-Nominated Pop Sensation Charli XCX "Sucker" Out Now via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records

PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio (LALT) Receives William F. Sharpe Award for ETF Innovation of the Year
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management, LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today the PowerShares Multi-Strategy Alternative Portfolio (NASDAQ: LALT) received the William F MarketWire

ProdegeMR Debuts With All-Star Executive Sales and Technology Team
Prodege -- a leading online survey panel and corporate portfolio of consumer engagement brands -- today announces the launch of ProdegeMR ( The new ProdegeMR brand offers an innovative sampling platform powered by the world's largest respondent panel. MarketWire

PrimeTime Promotions Is Growing
Richmond, Virginia based marketing and advertising firm PrimeTime Promotions Working with some of the largest clients in the country ranging from home entertainment, consumer electronics and the biggest retailers, Prime Time Promotions is growing MarketWire

CORRECTION - Vlocity Releases Vlocity Insurance 2.0
In the news release, "Vlocity Releases Vlocity Insurance 2.0," issued earlier today by Vlocity, we are advised by the company that in the first sentence of the fourth paragraph it should read "Brent Rineck" rather than "Brent Rinek" as originally issued. In addition, there has been an additional sentence added to the Vlocity, Inc. boiler plate. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Agony in the Air: Passengers Rate Worst In-Flight Offenders
In-flight annoyances are as common and predictable as coffee, tea and soda carts (without the peanuts these days), so it is not hard to get passengers to pony up their most hated pet peeves when asked to rank annoying in-flight behaviors. MarketWire

Z-Wave Alliance Announces LG Uplus as New Principal and Board Member
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem of wireless control products and services, is pleased to announce that LG Uplus has become a Principal Member of the Alliance and has joined its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Hitachi Data Systems Shortlisted for 2014-15 Cloud Awards Program
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced it has been shortlisted in the 2014-2015 Cloud Awards Program for the category "Best in Mobile Cloud Solution." HDS was nominated for its Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere offering. MarketWire

RadioactiveGiant Announces 'By the Rivers of Babylon' Starring Crispin Glover, Connie Stevens, Joely Fisher and Mark Boone Junior

Cran-Max PACs More Punch for UTI Prevention
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are showing up in some unusual places. From chicken to fashion magazines, the prevalence of this persistent health problem is growing for 60 percent of women (and 12 percent of men) MarketWire

Purch Acquires AnandTech, Dominates Tech Expert and Enthusiast Market
Purch today announced the acquisition of, a leader in mobile, computing and IT analysis and reviews. Purch's industry-leading combination of high-quality content and integrated commerce experiences makes complex buying decisions easy for more than 100 million consumers and professionals monthly MarketWire

Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. Delivers Body Cameras
Lamperd Less Lethal (PINKSHEETS: LLLI) is in the process of shipping its Model X100 streaming video and audio wi-fi body camera with cloud storage to its distributor in the United Kingdom and its distributor in Egypt. Lamperd Less Lethal expects substantial additional orders in the near future. MarketWire

AMD Continues Its Legacy of Software Development Innovation With New CodeXL Tool Suite
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a significant update to its CodeXL unified tool suite for developers designed to accelerate applications running on AMD processors. CodeXL is AMD's primary developer tool for generating detailed information about the real-world performance of AMD Central Processing Units (CPUs), Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) MarketWire

Blue Coat Cloud Security Service and Threat Intelligence Solutions Win Information Security 2014 Readers' Choice Awards
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology, was selected as a winner of two Information Security™ magazine and™ 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. The Blue Coat Cloud Service earned a Best of Cloud Security award, while WebPulse was recognized as an industry leader in the Best of Threat Intelligence category. MarketWire

Realtors(R) Disappointed Senate Failed to Reauthorize Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program
The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: MarketWire

Lucida Treatment Center Adds Clinical Therapist to Staff
Lucida Treatment Center, a comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment center located in Palm Beach County, is proud to announce Inge Sengelmann as its newest Specialized Clinical Therapist. Inge is a clinical social worker, Somatic Experiencing (SE) practitioner and registered yoga teacher licensed in the states of Florida and Colorado. MarketWire

Gerry Baron, Atlanta Tech Expert, Joins Cirrity as CMO
Gerry Baron, a seasoned technology professional with over 25 years of global sales and marketing leadership experience, has joined Cirrity, a leading channel-only secure cloud solutions provider. MarketWire

WOW! Business Introduces Faster Internet Speeds for Businesses
WOW! Business, a communications and cloud service provider, today announced it's more than doubling Internet access speeds with new plans that deliver up to 110 Mbps downstream and 15 Mbps upstream. The first phase of faster broadband options is initially being made available to businesses in Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus MarketWire

Edgeware Once Again Named in Streaming Media Europe 101
Edgeware, the leader in video delivery networks, today announces it has won a position on the Streaming Media Europe 101. The list, compiled by leading industry publication Streaming Media Europe, honors the companies that matter the most in online video. MarketWire Celebrates All Things "Frozen" This Season
If you are a parent of young children and haven't seen the movie "Frozen" or heard the film's popular song "Let It Go" on the radio, then you must be living under a rock. The worldwide, Oscar-winning Disney movie, based on "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, is as popular as ever heading into the holiday season. So, the travel experts at Cheapflights MarketWire

QuickLogic to Showcase Sensor Hub and Mobile Technology Solutions at CES 2015
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK), the innovator of ultra-low-power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products (CSSPs), will be demonstrating its latest sensor and mobile technology solutions and participating in a MEMS Industry Group panel at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. MarketWire

Edgeware Recognized as Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and EMEA Fast 500 Company
Edgeware, the leader in video delivery networks, today announces its inclusion on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ Sweden and the Deloitte Technology Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Fast 500™. Edgeware ranked 35 in Sweden and 363 in EMEA, at growth rate of 449 percent. MarketWire

Douglas A. Wright, CCO of The Investment Center, Inc. Elected to FINRA Committee
The Investment Center, Inc. (TIC), an independent broker-dealer for financial services professionals, is proud to announce that its' Chief Compliance Officer, Douglas A. Wright, was elected to serve on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) District Committee. Mr MarketWire

One-Fourth of Companies Hiring for HR Positions in Fourth Quarter, SHRM Survey Shows
About one in four organizations (27 percent) are hiring for human resource positions in the last quarter of 2014, according to the results of the HR Jobs Pulse Survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Just seven percent of those organizations created new HR jobs during that time. MarketWire

Realtors(R) Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions
The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: MarketWire

AMP TRILLIUM Opens Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station in Canton, OH
amp Trillium, LLC, the joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG™, today announced the opening of its public access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the city of Canton, Ohio. The station is located at 4011 16th SW and will serve Frito-Lay North America, the station's anchor tenant. MarketWire

Private Equity Invested in Both ex U.S. Developed and Emerging Markets Earned Positive Returns in Q2 and, Over the First Six Months of the Year, Outperformed Its Public Market Counterparts
The second quarter of 2014, like the first, brought positive returns for private equity and venture capital funds that invest primarily in global ex U.S. developed and emerging markets. Both alternative asset classes outperformed comparable public equity indexes for the first six months of 2014, though in Q2 only private equity investments in global ex U.S MarketWire

World Moto Announces Receiving Second Tranche of $500,000 and Completion of $1 Million Financing
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received the second tranche of $500,000 on a $1,000,000 financing. MarketWire

Vega Biofuels Enters Into Agreement to Increase Bio-Coal Production Capacity to Meet Demand
Vega Biofuels, Inc. (OTC PINK: VGPR) announced today that the Company has entered into a five year Agreement that will increase the Company's Bio-Coal production capacity. MarketWire

Vencor International Enters Into Agreement to Produce Bio-Coal
VENCOR INTERNATIONAL, INC. (OTC PINK: VCOR) announced today it has entered into an Agreement to produce Bio-Coal, a form of torrefied wood pellets. The Agreement follows the Company's recent announcement that testing performed on its torrefied wood pellets exceeded the strict requirements of its international client. MarketWire

myHealthSphere Brings Health and Wellness to the Office With Dooo
myHealthSphere, today announces the launch of its workplace wellness tool, Dooo. Designed to prompt users to integrate health and wellness into their workday, Dooo is a new and unique way to keep the whole office engaged mentally and physically MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Growth Fund, Inc. November 2014 Update
Below is the November 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Growth Fund, Inc. (NYSE: ASG) MarketWire

Liberty All-Star(R) Equity Fund November 2014 Update
Below is the November 2014 Monthly Update for the Liberty All-Star® Equity Fund (NYSE: USA). MarketWire

Hootsuite Appoints Jimmy Duvall as Vice President of Product
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

DTI Appoints Kurt Watson Director of Technology in Philadelphia
DTI, a global legal process outsourcing (LPO) company providing eDiscovery, managed services and litigation support, today announced the recent appointment of industry expert Kurt Watson as director of technology. MarketWire

Dryer Vent Wizard Raises Record Amount for Children's Burn Foundation
Dryer Vent Wizard recently announced that the company's third annual fundraiser for the Children's Burn Foundation (CBF) raised more than $14,000 to benefit the non-profit's programs for children burned in fires. MarketWire

Arch Therapeutics to Present at The Biotech Showcase(TM) 2015 Conference on January 14th 2015
Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) ("Arch" or the "Company"), developer of the AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device™, announced that it would be featured as a presenting company at The Biotech Showcase™ 2015 Conference on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST. The conference will be held at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, located at Union Square, San Francisco, California. MarketWire

Energizer Resources Announces Results of 2014 Annual and Special Meeting of Stockholders and Appointment of Officers
Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX: EGZ)(OTCQX: ENZR)(FRANKFURT: YE5) (WKN: A1CXW3) ("Energizer" or the "Company") announces the results of the Annual and Special Meeting of its Stockholders (the "Meeting") held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 16, 2014. All resolutions were passed with the required majorities. MarketWire

Enservio to Release Two More Videos in Its "Making it Right" Web Series
Enservio, Inc. today announced the release of two more videos in its award-winning "Making it Right" web series. The well-received series features one-on-one interviews with insurance claims adjusters and the extraordinary lengths they go to help customers recover from losses and arrive at satisfactory settlement. MarketWire

Clements Worldwide Implements ISCS's SurePower Innovation
ISCS is pleased to announce Clements Worldwide (Clements) has successfully implemented SurePower Innovation®, a modern enterprise suite designed to handle all aspects of core administration, plus provide additional functionality for underwriting, agent/consumer portals and mobile capabilities via ISCS's complete managed SaaS solution, SurePackage™. MarketWire

Prima BioMed Completes Immutep Acquisition
Prima BioMed Ltd (NASDAQ: PBMD) (ASX: PRR) ("Prima" or the "Company") announces that the acquisition of Immutep SA ("Immutep"), the French privately owned biopharmaceutical company in the rapidly growing field of Immuno-Oncology, has been completed. MarketWire

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Announces Long Term Strategic Commercial Partnership With Major Mining Company
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BMO Global Asset Management Launches Alternative Strategies Fund
BMO Global Asset Management today launched the BMO Alternative Strategies Fund (BMASX; BMATX) which seeks to provide investors with an additional source of portfolio diversification and return over varying market environments. This addition to the BMO Fund lineup reflects the firm's commitment to improving investors' investment outcomes. The addition expands the fund roster of the firm to 48. MarketWire

Americans Plan to Spend Average of $1,128 During the Holiday Season-BMO Harris Bank
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DS-Concept Provides $4 Million Factoring Facility to Multi-National Seafood Exporter
DS-Concept Factoring, a global commercial finance company specializing in international non-recourse factoring, has provided a $4 million export accounts receivable facility to a multi-national shrimp exporter headquartered in Spain with branch locations in the US and Argentina MarketWire

Revelo Resources Corp. to Commence Trading on the TSX Venture Exchange
Revelo Resources Corp. ("Revelo" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: RVL) - formerly Iron Creek Capital Corp. - is pleased to announce that its common shares have commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSX-V") today, December 17, 2014, under the trading ticker symbol "RVL". MarketWire

Greengro Technologies Poised for Revenue Growth From BP Gardens/Vertical Hydrogarden Initiatives
Greengro Technologies (OTC: GRNH) announced today that it has rounded out its BP Gardens Project Initiative leadership team and achieved its mission to create a local food economy that is adaptable to any locale or environment MarketWire

Clinical Validation Study Supporting the Use of BREVAGenplus(R) in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Molecular diagnostics company Genetic Technologies Limited (ASX: GTG) (NASDAQ: GENE) ("Company") announces that findings from a new research study show that adding a panel of 77 single-nucleotide polymorphisms ("SNPs") improves the predictive accuracy of four commonly used breast cancer risk assessment models MarketWire

Cypress Introduces Industry's Smallest USB 3.0 Hub Controller
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced a small package option for its EZ-USB® HX3™ USB 3.0 hub controller MarketWire

LAPD Becomes Largest US Police Department to Outfit Officers With AXON Body Cameras and by TASER
TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced the purchase of 860 AXON body-worn video cameras and a five-year subscription to by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti further announced a plan by the city to equip a total of 7,000 officers with body cameras in 2015. MarketWire

Indi Molecular(R) and Sigma-Aldrich(R) Establish Collaboration to Explore Use of PCC Technology in Biological Tools
Indi Molecular, the maker of a synthetic replacement for monoclonal antibodies, today announced that it has entered into a co-development agreement with Sigma-Aldrich to explore the use of Indi Molecular's PCC technology with Sigma-Aldrich's line of biological tools MarketWire

Cloudwords Appoints New Chief Revenue Officer to Support Continued Global Growth and Customer Success
Cloudwords, the leading cloud-based platform accelerating content globalization at scale, announced the appointment of Tom Cameron to its executive leadership team as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Mr. Cameron will oversee Cloudwords' go-to-market team with a focus on accelerating the growth of its customer base and bringing increased value to customers. MarketWire

Filice Insurance, Silicon Valley Employee Benefits Leader, Celebrates 25 Years of Service and Innovation
Silicon Valley-based Filice Insurance, a West Coast leader in the delivery of cutting-edge business insurance and employee benefit programs and services, today announced the celebration of 25 years in business, unveiling a new look for the company and expanding resources that enable businesses to help their employees enjoy the best of life by developing healthy lifestyles. MarketWire

Faster, Higher Capacity Internet Service Coming to West Coast Vancouver Island Communities
The District of Tofino and the District of Ucluelet today announced that a collaboration with TELUS, BC Hydro, All Nations Trust Company and the Province of British Columbia will bring improved Internet service to the West Coast of Vancouver Island communities of Ahousaht, Tofino and Ucluelet MarketWire

Ready to Kick Butt in 2015?
It's the nature of motivational author and speaker Shawn Anderson's work to get people fired up about their lives. With January 1 and new year resolutions around the corner, it's the time of year when people are seriously thinking about what they'd like to change in their lives. MarketWire

United Health Products Announces Australian Sales Update
United Health Products, Inc. (OTCQB: UEEC) announced today that the Company has received an additional stocking order for the HemoStyp® gauze products from its Australian distributor, Critical Health Products Pty Ltd. and distribution partner for Australia, Westcoast Surgical & Medical Supplies for 2014 MarketWire

Reflect Scientific Inc. Sees Strong Year End Shipments
Reflect Scientific, Inc. (OTCBB: RSCF), a provider of diverse products and services for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and transportation industries announced strong year end shipments in all product categories. MarketWire

Does Your Wellness Program Have the Flu?
GuideSpark, the leader in employee communications and engagement, announced today the results of its latest research on employee participation in corporate wellness programs. This extensive study explores what employees are looking for in wellness programs and what employers can do to maximize participation. MarketWire

DIRTT Launches the ICE Virtual Reality Experience Using Oculus Rift
Today, DIRTT brings virtual reality (VR) to a new level for the construction industry, with the ICE® VR Experience, which combines DIRTT's interior 3D design and specification software with Oculus Rift gaming goggles and Polhemus motion tracking sensors. MarketWire

Speakerbus and VPI Strengthen Partnership With Successful Interoperability Certification of VPI EMPOWER Call Recording With Speakerbus' iTurret
Speakerbus (, a leading supplier of voice collaboration solutions for the financial and command and control markets, and VPI (Voice Print International,, a global leader in compliance recording and workforce optimization software solutions today announced that they have advanced their strategic partnership MarketWire

Zenosense, Inc. - Hospital Collaboration - 400 Person Lung Cancer Detection Trial
Zenosense, Inc MarketWire

Montalvo Spirits Appoints Industry Expert to Head Marketing Efforts
Montalvo Spirits Inc. (OTCQB: TQLA) ("Montalvo" or, the "Company"), producers of award-winning brand Montalvo Tequila, announced today that it has appointed John (Jack) V.O. Kennard to the position of Senior Strategic Advisor. Mr. Kennard, who was previously Senior Vice President at Brown-Forman Corp MarketWire

Verismic Software Named Best SaaS Product Finalist in Cloud Awards Program for Cloud Management Suite
Verismic -- a global provider of IT management solutions delivered from the cloud -- has been named a Best U.S. SaaS Product finalist in the 2014-15 Cloud Awards Program, an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. MarketWire

AmbiCom Reached 150,000 Successful Trials in Consumer Software Testing
AmbiCom Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ABHI) today announced that it has completed 150,000 successful trial installations of Veloxum solution software products targeting home users. MarketWire

Tempered Networks Completes Initial Round of Financing and Expands Board of Directors
Tempered Networks, Inc., a provider of secure connectivity for critical infrastructure and information, today announced that Erik Swan, co-founder of machine-data specialist Splunk, has joined its Board of Directors. In addition, Tempered Networks has completed a bridge round of financing, raising $5 million in addition to the $2 million of seed funding obtained earlier in the year. MarketWire

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 7 LED Sells Out's 'Gold Box' Deal of the Day
AeroGrow International, Inc. (OTCQB: AERO) ("AeroGrow" or the "Company"), which sells the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden® line of high output, soil-free indoor gardens, seed pod kits and hydroponic nutrients, announced today that the all new Miracle-Gro AeroGarden® 7 LED, SOLD OUT as the main Gold Box feature on's "Deal of the Day" on December 14, 2014 MarketWire

Program to Fight Teen Obesity Available Through "Keep Fit America"
Childhood and adolescent obesity rates have been quadrupling for the past 30 years. Keep Fit America, a non-profit organization are dedicated to fighting obesity and educating children for a healthier tomorrow. Keep Fit America announced the launch of its new eight-week educational program to shape lifelong health and wellness habits for teens MarketWire

DevOps Movement to Convene at ChefConf 2015
Chef, the leader in web-scale IT automation, today announced ChefConf 2015, taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, March 31 - April 2, 2015. ChefConf 2015 is the epicenter of the DevOps movement, bringing together web innovators and large enterprises alike to define how an entire generation of businesses delivers for customers MarketWire

CDK Global Continues to Drive an Innovative Culture With Hack-a-thon
CDK Global, Inc. ("CDK Global" and "CDK") (NASDAQ: CDK) announced today the incredibly successful completion of the Winter edition of its biannual Hack-a-thon, which uses team-building exercises to promote innovation, cooperation and excitement for developing industry-leading innovation for our clients MarketWire

ServRx, Inc., a Leading Electronic Workers' Compensation Prescription Claims Processing Company, Selects The Miller Group as Strategic Advisor
ServRx, Inc., a privately owned company located in Scottsdale, Arizona, works with clients in 38 states to develop customized electronic solutions that are designed to accelerate the revenue cycle. The senior management group has experience with numerous types of clients, including independent pharmacies, non-pharmacy dispensing, and national chains MarketWire

Vlocity Releases Vlocity Insurance 2.0
Vlocity, the first Industry Cloud software company to deliver multiple industry-specific applications on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced that Vlocity Insurance 2.0 is now available. Tailored to the specific needs of insurance carriers, agents and brokers, Vlocity Insurance 2 MarketWire

AerServ Launches Programmatic Buying of Mobile Video Inventory via Real Time Bidding, Enables Access to Billions of Mobile Video Impressions
AerServ, the only mobile-first video mediation platform, announced its public launch out of private beta of its mobile RTB today. Mobile video buyers can now purchase mobile video inventory across Aerserv's platform encompassing billions of mobile video ad impressions daily MarketWire

Parks Associates: U.S. Smart Home Sales Will Reach 36 Million Units by 2017
Sales of smart home devices will exceed 20 million units by the end of 2014 and increase to 36 million units by 2017, according to Parks Associates. The research firm will address the growing energy and home controls market and examine new business opportunities at the sixth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, February 16-18, in Austin, Texas. MarketWire

TransUnion SmartMove(R) Partners With YapStone's RentPayment(TM) to Offer Online Rent Payments
TransUnion and YapStone announced today a partnership to provide RentPayment, YapStone's online rent payment solution, to independent landlords and small property managers through TransUnion SmartMove. The new offering provides access to rent payment and reporting tools typically available only to larger property managers. MarketWire

Mexico to See 23 Manufacturing Project Kickoffs in First-Quarter 2015, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Large transportation- and shipping-related endeavors dominate Mexico's industrial manufacturing project kickoffs for first-quarter 2015. Industrial Info is tracking 23 manufacturing projects in Mexico that are slated for kickoff in the first three months of 2015, with a total investment value of $2.94 billion. MarketWire

WorkForce Software Reveals Breakout Session Tracks for Vision 2015 User Conference
WorkForce Software, the leading provider of workforce management solutions, today announced the comprehensive breakout session tracks for its upcoming Vision 2015 user conference, to be held April 19 - 22, 2015 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevada. Early bird pricing is available through December 31, 2014. MarketWire

eXelate Reaches Technology Milestone With 15 Trillionth Unique Audience Segment Created
eXelate, the leading independent data platform, today announced the achievement of a major milestone, having created the 15 trillionth audience segment for the digital marketing ecosystem since its 2008 U.S. launch MarketWire

RealMassive Collaborates With Google Cloud Platform to Bring Transparency to Commercial Real Estate
RealMassive, the first data provider to deliver open access to the commercial real estate marketplace, today announced details of their collaboration with Google that brings organized transparency to the data driving commercial real estate (CRE) transactions, empowering those listing or seeking commercial listings with unprecedented control and access MarketWire

BRIC Language Systems Customized Language Courses Are the Perfect Gift for International Business People, Travelers, and Language Enthusiasts Alike
BRIC Language Systems CEO Ryan McMunn wants to help people "truly learn the foreign language they need for success this year." In order to make that possible for more people, BRIC is offering a 15% Holidays discount on its popular online face-to-face Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish courses MarketWire

Complimentary Transcript Available for Crude Oil Tanker Webinar
Capital Link announced the availability of the transcript for its latest webinar focused on crude oil tanker shipping sector that took place this Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00 am EST. MarketWire

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Agreements to Modify and Sell Existing Shipbuilding Contracts for Six Capesize Vessels
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE: SALT) (the "Company") announced today that it has (i) reached agreements with shipyards in South Korea and Romania to modify six newbuilding contracts for Capesize bulk carriers into newbuilding contracts for LR2 product tankers, (ii) reached an agreement to sell four of these LR2 newbuilding contracts to Scorpio Tankers Inc MarketWire

Gentex Expands New Product Offerings
When it comes to driving safety, seeing what's behind you in the rearview mirror is critical. However, current design trends are yielding vehicles with small rear windows that are often further obstructed by headrests, passengers, roof support pillars, etc. These factors can significantly hinder the mirror's rearward view MarketWire

New Book, 'Women, Money and Prosperity,' Offers Amazing New Strategies for Women's Retirement
Financial expert Donna M. Phelan provides surprising new strategies for women's retirement in her new book, "Women, Money and Prosperity: A Sister's Perspective on How to Retire Well" ( MarketWire

CEO of Codelco to Lead Discussions on Renewables for Mines in Chile
The competitiveness and growth of Chilean mines is being seriously impacted by the country's high power prices. With energy accounting for 20-40% of operating costs, reducing electricity expenditure has become a major operational and strategic goal for the country's mines. In an attempt to secure stable energy at affordable prices, mines are actively seeking alternative energy sources. MarketWire

Novus Teams Up With PR Revolution to Execute Go-to-Market Strategy
Novus Acquisition & Development Corp (OTC PINK: NDEV), wholly owned subsidiary Novus Medical Group, Inc., a service provider of the health and wellness savings plan, "Novus MedPlan," is proud to announce that it has retained PR Revolution ( as its public relations and marketing agency of record MarketWire

FlowTraq Announces Enhancements to Its Network Security Software, Further Protecting Customers From Advanced Attacks
Leading network security software provider FlowTraq® announced ten new enhancements in its Q4 product update today, which combine to better meet the network monitoring, security and forensics needs of large enterprise, government and mid-sized businesses MarketWire

Smith-Midland Corporation Appoints Local CPA as Accounting Manager
Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQB: SMID) - Maintaining a high-level of integrity in financial services, reporting and accounting practices, Smith-Midland has hired AJ Krick as Accounting Manager. Mr. Krick brings a decade of experience as a licensed Certified Public Accountant and controller, guiding organizations through fiscal growth and regulation. Mr MarketWire

Nebo Takes Home Four 2014 Mobile Design Awards
Nebo, an Atlanta-based digital marketing agency, has won four awards for website design from the prestigious 2014 MobileWebAwards competition. The Web Marketing Association recognized Nebo for the following: MarketWire

Easi-Set Worldwide Successfully Completes 30th Annual Building Producers Seminar
In mid-November, Easi-Set Worldwide, a subsidiary of Smith-Midland Corporation (OTCQB: SMID), completed the 30th annual Building Producers Seminar in Bakersfield, CA. Its event was hosted in coordination with StructureCast, a licensed producer of Easi-Set MarketWire

Celebrated Film Critic Thelma Adams Joins ZEALnyc as Head of Film Department
New York City media firm This Week, LLC is proud to announce that its New York City arts and entertainment property, ZEALnyc, has retained Thelma Adams, nationally recognized film critic and tastemaker, to head its Film department. Ms MarketWire

RealMassive Launches San Diego Marketplace; Announces Its Real-Time Commercial Real Estate Service Will Go Live in Minneapolis/St. Paul Next
RealMassive, the first data provider to deliver open access to the commercial real estate industry, today announces the launch of the San Diego marketplace. MarketWire

FONU2 Announces Wendi Laski as Producer for Film Project
FONU2, Inc. (OTCQB: FONU) (OTCBB: FONU) announced today that Wendi Laski has signed on as Producer for the upcoming movie project on Effa Manley to be directed by industry icon Penny Marshall. MarketWire

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Named World's Best Golf Hotel, 2014
Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa is pleased to announce another exciting, award-winning year for the iconic golf resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The resort is honored to be named the World's Best Golf Hotel by the World Golf Awards, and also among the Gold Award Winners for Premier Resorts by Golf Magazine MarketWire

Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc. Delivers Ultra-Low Power 10MHz GPSDO Frequency Standard With Chip Scale Atomic Clock
Jackson Labs Technologies, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge GPS timing and frequency equipment, today announced the availability of its breakthrough product the HD CSAC Low Power GPSDO 10MHz Frequency and Timing reference. The HD CSAC LP provides an industry leading power consumption of as little as 0.45W without compromising performance MarketWire

Toyze Signs Licensing Deal With Game Insight for 3D-Printable Toys
Toyze (pronounced toy-zee), the first "app store" for 3D-printed customizable game characters, announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with global developer and publisher Game Insight for three of its mobile game properties, The Tribez, Dragon Eternity and Mirrors of Albion. MarketWire

A. Duie Pyle Parkesburg Facility Honored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company for Exceptional Service
A. Duie Pyle, the Northeast's premier provider of asset-and-non-asset based supply chain solutions, has received the Scotts Miracle-Gro "2014 Service Provider of the Year Award." MarketWire

JLL to Provide Real Estate Services to Leading Spanish Bank BBVA
JLL (NYSE: JLL), the financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services, has been appointed by Spain's highly respected and leading financial institution BBVA, to provide integrated real estate services. MarketWire

Paytronix Works With NCR to Bring Loyalty Programs to Restaurants
Paytronix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, today announced an agreement with NCR Corporation, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, that enables the Paytronix Rewards platform to integrate with the NCR Aloha POS system via the NCR Cloud Connect ecosystem. MarketWire

SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Cloud Revenue up 45% to $516 Million
Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) today announced that fiscal 2015 Q2 Total Revenues were up 3% to $9.6 billion. Software and Cloud Revenues was up 5% to $7.3 billion. Cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) revenue was up 45% to $516 million. Hardware Systems revenues were up 1% to $1.3 billion. GAAP operating income was up 4% to $3 MarketWire

Fast-Growing Chain of Labs, Medytox Diagnostics, Announces CEO of Laboratories
Medytox Diagnostics, Inc., which owns and operates half a dozen clinical laboratories throughout the U.S., announced today it named William DePond, M.D., CEO of Medytox laboratories. In his role, Dr MarketWire

BrightScope Announces Its Sixth Annual Top 30 401k Plans List
BrightScope (, a leading provider of independent financial information and investment research, is proud to announce the sixth BrightScope year-end ranking of the Top 30 401k Plans List to recognize companies with the best 401k plans containing more than $1 billion in assets. MarketWire

PageUp Brings New Efficiencies to Recruiting Process With Enhanced LinkedIn Integration
PageUp, a leading multinational talent management solutions provider, today announced the integration of its award-winning Recruitment solution with LinkedIn Recruiter to provide clients with a streamlined approach to finding the best talent. MarketWire

Grosvenor Building Services Receives Decade of Excellence Award From Women's Business Development Council of Florida
Grosvenor Building Services, one of the first building services providers in Florida to have achieved CIMS-certification which recognizes delivery of green and sustainable cleaning programs, announced today that it is the recipient of the Decade of Excellence Award from the Women's Development Council of Florida. The award was presented to Grosvenor Building Services CEO Rita McCauley. MarketWire

New RapidMiner Streams Simplifies Analytics on Apache Storm
RapidMiner, the industry's easiest-to-use Modern Analytics platform, today debuted RapidMiner Streams -- an application that pushes data blending, streaming data analysis, and model scoring into Apache Storm clusters. This new product is part of an overall platform enhancement addressing technology ecosystem connectivity and interactive web applications. MarketWire

JB&A Forms Strategic Partnership With Piksel to Capitalize on Growth Online Video
JB&A and Piksel together announce a strategic channel partnership to expand market reach in video management, distribution, and monetization solutions. JB&A is now an official Sales Partner of Piksel's portfolio of solutions and services, in particular the Piksel Video Platform. MarketWire

Dallas Orthopaedic Surgeon Details Non-Surgical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel, explains Dr. Brian Straus, an orthopaedic surgeon in Dallas. When the plantar fascia becomes tight, he says this fibrous band that connects the heel to the toes can cause significant discomfort MarketWire

Annapolis Plastic Surgeon on Training Resident Plastic Surgeons in Egypt
After training two surgeons from Egypt at her practice, Marcia V. Ormsby, MD, a plastic surgeon in Annapolis, was asked to visit Cairo, Egypt to train their plastic surgery residents. Delighted by the opportunity to volunteer her time and expertise to help improve their skills, Dr MarketWire

P&M Computers Selects Qubole as Its Preferred Big Data-as-a-Service Partner
P&M Computers has joined the Qubole partner ecosystem, the two companies announced today. MarketWire

New Software Lets Companies Issue Own Electronic Shares and Save on Fees
Transfer Online, Inc. released a new web-based software called SOLO, which bypasses expensive fees for stock transfer agents by allowing SOLO users to issue their own electronic shares directly from the web-based platform. The release marks the first time that Transfer Online has made such software available as a standalone platform. MarketWire

Platinum Supplemental Insurance Recognizes Zach Pitts
Platinum Supplemental Insurance recently recognized the advancement of Zach Pitts of Springbrook, Iowa, to sales team leader. Pitts began his Platinum sales career in May 2014. His commitment and success make him an excellent candidate to lead a team of sales representatives selling Platinum products. MarketWire

NEW YORK - December 17, 2014 - Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of intellectual property, today provides an update on its patent infringement action against ZTE in Malaysia: GlobeNewswire

CrossAmerica Partners LP: CST Brands and CrossAmerica Announce Acquisition of Landmark Stores
CST Brands & CrossAmerica Announce Acquisition of Landmark Stores; First Dropdown Transaction GlobeNewswire

Eastman to Expand Eastman Texanol(TM) Ester Alcohol Capacity


REC Silicon ASA : Mandatory Notification of Trade
Tore Torvund (President and CEO), has on December 17, 2014 bought 100,000 shares in REC Silicon ASA (REC) at NOK 1.623 per share. Mr. Torvund is a a primary insider of the company. GlobeNewswire

Elanders: Profit for the year is expected to end up around 25-35 percent higher than previously communicated
The fourth quarter is expected to be considerably stronger than previously communicated and the result before tax for the year is expected to land in the interval MSEK 125-135 (102) including one-off items of MSEK -42 (5). Excluding one-off items the result before tax for the year is expected to be 70-80 percent better than 2013. All business areas have developed stronger than anticipated GlobeNewswire

Concentrix and Cisco Win "Best in the World for Business Partnership" Award

EPAM Wins Most Transformative Branch Experience Award in the Citi Mobile Challenge
Newtown, PA - December 17, 2014 - EPAM (NYSE:EPAM), a leading provider of product development and software engineering solutions, today announced that its "Citifiers" Concierge app won the "Most Transformative Branch Experience" award in the Citi Mobile Challenge GlobeNewswire

Nokia Corporation Financial Calendar for 2015
Nokia Corporation Stock Exchange Release December 17, 2014 at 12:00 (CET +1) GlobeNewswire

The Extraordinary General Meeting of Solidium Oy was held in Helsinki on 16 December 2014. The Extraordinary General Meeting resolved, in accordance with the proposal of the Board that a dividend distribution of EUR 187 million will be paid to the State of Finland. GlobeNewswire

Largest LNG-powered ferry will feature flexible MacGregor RoRo cargo access package

Farstad Shipping ASA - Contract for building of a subsea/IMR vessel
Reference is made to press release of 12 December regarding the award of a 5 year framework agreement by Technip Norge AS. GlobeNewswire

TiE Silicon Valley Announces Program for Indian Startups, Billion Dollar Babies
TiE Silicon Valley (, the Silicon Valley chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs, today announced its Billion Dollar Babies initiative, a new program for Indian startups with global aspirations MarketWire

Mobistar starts its operational tests of its internet & digital TV services via cable
Mobistar starts its operational tests with the first users of its internet & digital TV services via cable in preparation of the commercial launch GlobeNewswire

Incap sells its mechanics factory in Vaasa to local management and focuses on electronics manufacturing
Incap Corporation                    Stock Exchange Release       17 December 2014 at 9 GlobeNewswire

DSM to sell DSM Synres to Standard Investment
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces it has reached agreement with Standard Investment for the sale of DSM Synres. Subject to customary approvals and notifications, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2015. Financial details will not be disclosed at this time. GlobeNewswire

SeaBird Exploration Plc: Letter of award for source work in South East Asia region

Rambler Metals & Mining PLC: Fifth High Grade Copper Concentrate Shipment Delivered in the Calendar Year
Rambler Metals & Mining PLC (TSX VENTURE: RAB) (LSE: RMM) MarketWire


Medigene to participate in three international conferences in January
Medigene AG /Medigene to participate in three international conferences in January . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

TGS Announces Planned Leadership Change
ASKER, NORWAY (17 December 2014) - The Board of TGS is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristian Johansen to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective 1 February 2015.  GlobeNewswire

IBEE Expands Into North America
IBEE Solutions, mobile app developers and hosting providers based in India, announced their expansion into North America. For the base of operations, IBEE have chosen Dallas, Texas. MarketWire

December 17, 2014 GlobeNewswire

December 17, 2014 GlobeNewswire

REC Silicon ASA: Final AD/CVD tariffs against Chinese companies on solar components announced
Fornebu, December 17, 2014: GlobeNewswire


Addex Amends mGlu2PAM Collaboration Agreement and Receives USD757,000
Addex Therapeutics /Addex Amends mGlu2PAM Collaboration Agreement and Receives USD757,000. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Sika AG /SIKA TO MEET INVESTORS. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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