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ETST Wholly Owned Subsidiary "Nutrition Empire" Opens Its First Retail Health & Wellness Store in Coral Gables, FL Last Week, Starts Generating Revenue Selling Leading Nutritional and Dietary Supplements and ETST High Grade CBD (Cannabidiol) Rich Hemp Oil
BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Earth Science Tech, Inc MarketWire

Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. Declares Dividend
Thomas W. Schneider, President/CEO of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc., the bank holding company of Pathfinder Bank, (NASDAQ: PBHC) (listing: PathBcp) has announced that the Company has declared a cash dividend of $.03 per share on the Company's common stock relating to the fiscal quarter ending December 31, 2014 MarketWire

EOS Petro Announces Extension of Tender Offer for Any and All Outstanding Shares of Dune Energy
In connection with the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated September 17, 2014 (the "Merger Agreement"), between Dune Energy, Inc. ("Dune") (OTCQB: DUNR), Eos Petro, Inc. ("Eos") (OTCQB: EOPT), and Eos Merger Sub, Inc MarketWire

Bancroft Fund Ltd. Announces Earnings and Financial Update
Bancroft Fund Ltd. (NYSE MKT: BCV) today reported earnings, financial highlights and certain portfolio information for the twelve months ended October 31, 2014: MarketWire

Delhaize Group press release - Disclosure of major shareholding
BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 23, 2014 - Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group has received a notification of the threshold of 10% being crossed downwardsby Silchester International Investors LLP which owned 9.97% of Delhaize Group's voting rights as of December 17, 2014. GlobeNewswire

Keek Announces Details of Share Consolidation
NEW YORK, NY and TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF), a leading global mobile video social media network with 72 million members featuring a unique 36 second video format, today announced details of the proposed share consolidation for its common shares MarketWire

Konica Minolta Area Vice President Named Influential Woman in Business
RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Dana Drury has been giving back to the community for as long as she can remember. MarketWire

Brown & Brown, Inc. Announces Fourth-Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates
DAYTONA BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) announces that it will release its 2014 fourth-quarter earnings on Monday, January 26, 2015, after the close of the market. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, J. Powell Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, and R MarketWire

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Completes Private Placement, Raises $13.6M
FREISING, GERMANY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC PINK: PIRS) (formerly Marika, Inc.), a biotechnology company advancing its proprietary Anticalin® biotherapeutic technologies, announced today the successful completion of its private placement offering as part of its alternative public offering announced on December 18, 2014 MarketWire

iLOOKABOUT Announces Closing of Private Placement
LONDON, ON--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - iLOOKABOUT Corp. (TSX VENTURE: ILA) ("iLOOKABOUT" or "the Company") announced today that, further to the Company's news release issued on December 12, 2014, it closed its non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 6,666,665 Units MarketWire

Allegiant and Make-A-Wish(R) Send Kids on Life-Changing Wish Experiences This Holiday Season
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is helping Make-A-Wish® grant wishes by providing travel for 33 wish kids this holiday season -- kids like 5-year old Jaylen, who was diagnosed with leukemia and wished to go to the Florida theme parks MarketWire

FilmOn Networks Builds Momentum for Success of FCC's MVPD Resolution
BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - The Federal Communications Commission's announcement Friday of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would "modernize" the definition of MVPDs marks the turning of the tide in FilmOn Networks's battle against the major network television establishment MarketWire

Stuart Williams, Ph.D. to Be Featured With BioAssemblyBot/TSIM Innovation on CNN's Moonshots for the 21st Century
LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Advanced Solutions Life Sciences, LLC (ASLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Advanced Solutions, Inc., is proud to announce, ASLS Scientific Advisor, Stuart Williams, Ph.D MarketWire

Premier Traveler's 'Best of 2014 Awards' as Voted by Our Readership
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - You'll be quite intrigued, reading about the movers and shakers of the travel industry as they share their wildest, scariest and most heartwarming stories with PT. In our effort to put faces on this year's award recipients, the behind-the-scenes look was indeed an eye-opener MarketWire

OxySure (OXYS) Spokesman Cliff Meidl to Participate in 2015 Rose Parade
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - OxySure Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) ("OxySure," or the "Company"), a medical device innovator of life-saving, easy-to-use emergency oxygen solutions with its "oxygen from powder" technology today announced that the Company's Spokesman Cliff Meidl will participate in 2015 Rose Bowl Parade to be held on January 1, 2015. MarketWire

6D Global Technologies, Inc. Appoints Chief Financial Officer
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - 6D Global Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIXD), a premier digital business solutions company serving the digital marketing and technology needs of enterprise-class organizations worldwide, is pleased to announce that Mark Szynkowski has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. In his role, Mr MarketWire

Rackspace Appoints Kevin Costello to Board of Directors
SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the #1 managed cloud company, today announced that Kevin Costello has joined the Rackspace board of directors. MarketWire

Classical Conversations' Need for Speed Had Them Turn to MediaValet
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Virool Launches a First of Its Kind Facebook Distribution Service
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Virool, the fastest growing video distribution platform for marketers, today announced a new distribution product designed specifically for video marketing on the Facebook platform. Now brand marketers can broaden the ryeach of their Facebook videos by running them across the Virool ActivView line of products.  MarketWire

Ribbit.me Poised to Lead Rewards Industry Consolidation Using Blockchain Technology, Enhancing Bitcoin Mainstream Utility
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - MarketWire

Synergy Resources Sets Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results Conference Call for Friday, January 9th at 11 am ET
PLATTEVILLE, CO--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG), a domestic oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, will hold a conference call on Friday January 9th 11 am ET (9 am MT) to discuss results for its fiscal first quarter ended November 30th, 2014 MarketWire

Acura Pharmaceuticals Acknowledges Distribution of Nexafed(R) by Kmart Pharmacy
PALATINE, IL--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUR), today acknowledged the announcement by Kmart Pharmacy that Kmart is stocking NEXAFED [pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (HCl)], Acura's next generation pseudoephedrine with methamphetamine-resistant IMPEDE technology, in all Kmart in-store pharmacies nationwide (http://www.pharmacytimes MarketWire

True Drinks Continues Aggressive Distribution Campaign Announcing a New Partnership With Schott Distributing Co., Inc.
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - December 23, 2014) - True Drinks, Inc. (OTCQB: TRUU), a healthy beverage provider with major entertainment and media company licensing agreements with Disney and Marvel for use of their characters on its proprietary, patented bottles, today announced a partnership with Schott Distributing Co., Inc. to provide direct stores distribution to the Minnesota market. MarketWire

BSH Home Appliances and the Eddie Nash Foundation Spread Holiday Cheer Through Festive Culinary Workshop for Foster Youth
BSH Home Appliances joined the Eddie Nash Foundation in hosting a festive culinary workshop this weekend, December 20, at the BSH Experience & Design Center for more than 40 foster youth between the ages of 14 and 25 MarketWire

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Dalfen America Corp. Acquires Lockheed Martin Occupied Industrial Property
This document corrects and replaces the press release that was sent today at 9:19 AM EST. MarketWire

Magnum Hunter Resources' Stalder 3UH Well (Utica) Located in Monroe County, Ohio Is Now Under Control and Capped
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRC) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRD) (NYSE MKT: MHR.PRE) (the "Company" or "Magnum Hunter") is reporting today that the previously announced blowout of the Company's Utica Shale well, the Stalder 3UH, located in Monroe County, Ohio which occurred on December 13, 2014, is now under control and the well has been temporarily capped MarketWire

World's Largest High-Definition Digital Advertising Display Lights Up New York Marriott Marquis' Broadway Facade
The New York Marriott Marquis has always been at the hub of excitement in Times Square, and now its Broadway façade has just become even brighter MarketWire

Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas Makes Sure Christmas Comes Early for Hospitalized Children
This holiday season will be a little happier -- and a little cozier -- for hospitalized children in Arkansas. That's because the TownePlace Suites Bentonville Rogers recently donated 51 handmade blankets to kids at the Arkansas Children's Hospital, and to families at the Ronald McDonald House at Mercy Hospital in Rogers MarketWire

Marriott Celebrates the Best of Brooklyn for the Holidays
The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is prepping for a season of festive celebration and announcing an exclusive holiday offer for seasonal travelers. Just in time to explore everything the borough has to offer this December and January, the Brooklyn hotel is granting guests up to a $50 daily credit with its "Our Holiday Gift to You" package MarketWire

Chic New Event Space Makes Montparnasse Hotel an Unrivaled Destination for Meetings
Just because something is considered the best doesn't mean it can't become even better. The Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center, for example, earned a World Travel Award as France's Leading Conference Center Hotel in both 2012 and 2013, thanks to its vast square footage, expert service and convenient location. But such recognition only spurred it on to greater heights MarketWire

Westchester Marriott Grants Guests a Gift for the Holidays, 20% Off
Just in time for the holidays, the Westchester Marriott is offering seasonal travelers a special gift when they take advantage of an exclusive Marriott Rewards weekend offer, for up to 20% off in the Hudson Valley MarketWire

Explore NYC With Hotel's Money-Saving Holiday Package in Nearby Elizabeth, NJ
There's no better time to enjoy big city lights than during the holidays, so now is the time to plan a break and enjoy the sights and sounds of New York City. With plenty of festivities to explore, it's easy to surprise yourself with just the right escape to put the holidays in perspective so you can relax and enjoy the season. MarketWire

Earvin "Magic" Johnson to Receive Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award January 15, 2015
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital will present the Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award to Earvin "Magic" Johnson, NBA legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Johnson is the second person to receive the award. President Bill Clinton was the first recipient. The award is given to that individual who represents the highest of values for which Joe DiMaggio stood. MarketWire

Monarch America Inc. Corrects Previous News Release
Monarch America Inc. (OTCQB: CANK) (f/k/a Cannabis Kinetics Corp.) would like to correct the prior news announcement made earlier today regarding the timing of the 3-for-1 forward stock split. MarketWire

HC2 Holdings, Inc. to List on NYSE MKT
HC2 Holdings, Inc. ("HC2") (OTCQB: HCHC) announced today that its shares of common stock have been approved for listing on the NYSE MKT. HC2 presently anticipates that the trading of common stock will begin trading on the NYSE MKT on Monday, December 29, 2014, and continue trading under the symbol "HCHC MarketWire

Medical Business Systems Just Raised the Bar
Medical Business Systems (MBS), the developer of Iridium Suite Physician Practice Management Software just raised the bar on commitment to excellence in caring for its customer base. Only recently, CMS released new codes and guidelines for claim processing, a gigantic change affecting radiation oncologists. MarketWire

WPCS Announces Over 60% Revenue Growth for Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter and Six-Month Periods
WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), which specializes in contracting services for communications infrastructure, today announced its fiscal 2015 second quarter and year-to-date six month financial results for the period ended October 31, 2014. During both periods revenue increased over 60% as compared to the same periods in fiscal year 2014. MarketWire

It's Time for a Better Taco: Del Taco and JENNIE-O(R) Brand Teams Up on Delicious Turkey Items
Del Taco says it's time for a better taco! The chain, with nearly 550 locations nationwide, has announced it has teamed up with the JENNIE-O® brand to develop turkey in developing a lean, seasoned ground turkey recipe using a proprietary blend of spices MarketWire

Financial Investment Guru Jon Price Uses Polynomial Regression Analysis to Profit From Sports Matchups
Financial investment guru, Jon Price, the founder and CEO of Sports Information Traders is leading a revolution in the way people wager on sporting events in America. Using statistical and polynomial analysis, which Price believes eliminates the element of human error in sports wagering, he's able to predict the final score of each contest; regardless of the sport MarketWire

Vestmark BPO Nominated as Top Outsourcing Solution for the 2015 Family Wealth Report Awards
Vestmark, a leading innovator of wealth management technology solutions, announced today that the Vestmark BPO has been nominated for the 2015 Family Wealth Report Awards as the top outsourcing solution in the wealth management industry. MarketWire

Safeway Completes Sale of Property Development Center Assets to Terramar Retail Centers
Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) today announced that it has completed the sale of the shopping center and real estate development assets owned by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Property Development Centers, LLC ("PDC"), to Terramar Retail Centers, LLC ("Terramar") MarketWire

CORRECTION - Boston College Finds Rip-Off in Long Term Care Insurance Costs When Compared to Other Options Opines UltraTrust.com
In the news release, "Boston College Finds Rip-Off in Long Term Care Insurance Costs When Compared to Other Options Opines UltraTrust.com," issued earlier today by Estate Street Partners, LLC, we are advised by the company that every instance of "Medicare" should instead read "Medicaid" throughout the release. Complete corrected text follows. MarketWire

Suite Champagne Delights Hotel Guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing
In this romantic season, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing offers the best way to surprise you and your loved ones with a romantic night at our luxury hotel suites known for legendary service. Book a minimum of two nights per stay and enjoy a complimentary bottle of Moet & Chandon Imperial in your Executive Suite or a complimentary bottle of Moet & Chandon Rose in your Carlton Suite. MarketWire

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Offers Unique Location for Social and Corporate Events
Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown, Marriott's first downtown Cincinnati location, is fast becoming the preferred spot for those looking to stage a memorable event, whether it's for a corporate meeting or an unforgettable wedding. MarketWire

Luxury Dubai Hotel Wins a Prestigious Title at the North India Travel Awards 2014
At the North India Travel Awards, held on 20 December 2014 in Delhi, JW Marriott Hotel Dubai won the prestigious award of 'The Best Hotel in the Middle East'. MarketWire

Magzter Launches MagEnhance to Make Digital Magazines More Interactive
Magzter, the largest and fastest-growing digital magazine store and newsstand in the world, with more than 23 million users globally, today announced the launch of MagEnhance. Magzter already lets publishers create digital editions of existing print content with just one-click MarketWire

Renting Less Affordable Than Buying in Most U.S. Markets, but Not Where Millennials Are Moving the Most
RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation's leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released an analysis of fair market rents and median home prices in more than 500 U.S. counties, which shows that buying is still more affordable than renting in the majority of U.S MarketWire

ziftrCOIN Crowdsale Passes $500,000 During First Two Days of Presale
Ziftr®, a New Hampshire-based company that develops products, tools and apps to revolutionize the shopping experience, sold 3,611,807 ziftrCOINs™ for a total of $500,000 US during the first 10 days. This includes a purchase of $150,000 of tokens by a New Hampshire-based traditional investment firm, 10X Venture Partners, on the first day of the presale. MarketWire

Hotel Hosts Wedding Fayre and Offers Special Packages for Wedding Venues in Bexley
The holidays are time for family, food and, of course, wedding proposals. After saying "yes," couples may need a little guidance, which is where this London area hotel comes in. On 8 February 2015, the Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel will host its annual Wedding Fayre, offering brides and grooms the chance to get advice from the experts. MarketWire

DPG Investments, LLC and Affiliates Contribute Over $50,000 in Charitable Giving to The Exodus Road to Combat Human Trafficking
DPG, a recognized, premier multi-strategy global private equity, merchant banking, alternative investment, and multi-family office advisory firm, has contributed more than $50,000 in charitable donations to The Exodus Road, a leading non-profit organization on the frontlines of combating human trafficking and child sex slavery. MarketWire

Renaissance Mumbai Hotel Hosts Holiday Celebrations and Feasts
This year, skip the city's hustle and bustle and come experience the best of Christmas and New Year's at the 5-star Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel in Mumbai, India. A grand spread of amazing Christmas feasts and a fantabulous New Year's Eve lakeside bash are the perfect ways to celebrate the festive season with friends and family. MarketWire

The Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel Lifts the Curtain on the City's Best Attractions
In the city that never sleeps, there's always something new to do. And while that makes it an exciting place to be, it also makes it challenging for visitors to decide what to see and what to skip. Until now MarketWire

Boutique Hotel in Midtown Manhattan Offers a New Way to See the Best of NYC
Seeing the best that New York City has to offer may feel like it'd take a relocation to accomplish. But the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 is accustomed to making miracles happen. (One look at its Jordan Mozer design proves as much.) Accordingly, the boutique hotel is offering a package that combines its convenient Midtown Manhattan location with expert tips, passes to attractions and breakfast MarketWire

BB&T HQ Acquired for $60 Million
Two investors have acquired the BB&T headquarters building in Winston-Salem N.C. for $60 million. MarketWire

African Gold Group, Inc. Announces Filing of Preliminary Economic Assessment and Year-End Progress Report
African Gold Group, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AGG) ("AGG" or the "Company") is pleased to advise it has filed the Resource Update and PEA on SEDAR in accordance with National Instrument 43-101, on 23 December, 2014 for its 100%-owned Kobada gold deposit in Mali, West Africa ("Kobada" or the "Project") MarketWire

Chem-Dry Floor Cleaning Franchise Expands Into Egypt
The Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise system, which has more than 4,200 franchise units worldwide, is expanding into Egypt. Chem-Dry has partnered with Mr. Salah Abou Omar to bring the world's largest floor cleaning franchise to Cairo. The expansion into Egypt is part of a global expansion for Chem-Dry, which has expanded into seven new countries in the past eighteen months. MarketWire

La Maison du Chocolat Introduces Holiday 'ARTchitectural Christmas' Collection
In the holiday spirit, Nicolas Cloiseau, Master Chef of La Maison du Chocolat, envisions a collection that is both graceful and architectural. Intricate mendiant ornaments suspended in air, light, and space, shine through openwork layers. In an architectural feast, Cloiseau has brought to life a stylized collection of marvelous Christmas trees. MarketWire

Fresh, Fruity Party Flavors for New Year's
(Family Features) As you gather to ring in the New Year, give your celebration an extra kick by offering your guests an array of mouthwatering refreshments. Don't be afraid to borrow inspiration for sweet, tangy and refreshing flavors from unexpected places, such as the produce department. MarketWire

Equian's Jeff Martin Named on Indianapolis Business Journal's 2014 CFO of the Year List
For the seventh year in a row, the Indianapolis Business Journal has recognized financial leaders with proven professional track records and strong commitments to community and ethical standards. Making the list for 2014 is Equian's very own Jeff Martin, who received an Honorable Mention from IBJ for CFO of the year. MarketWire

Tanke, Inc. Acquires the GoEZ Group
Tanke, Incorporated (OTC PINK: TNKE), a diversified holding company focused on emerging technologies and "cleantech," is pleased to announce it has signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of the GoEz Group via a majority stock agreement with GoEZ Discount Inc. and assuming management of other GoEZ brands MarketWire

Pop the Cork at Home This New Year's Eve
(Family Features) If you've thought staying home to celebrate New Year's Eve sounded like a great idea, you're not alone. MarketWire

Neuro Startup Challenge Accepts 71 Teams to Compete in Launching New Startups Around Unlicensed NIH Inventions
More than 70 teams composed of 568 students and entrepreneurs have been accepted to compete in the Neuro Startup Challenge, an open innovation competition designed to bring promising brain-related inventions to market MarketWire

Moto-Meter(TM) Granted Patent in Dominican Republic, Adding Another 500,000 Motorcycle Taxis to Its Patented Regions
World Moto, Inc. (OTCBB: FARE) (OTCQB: FARE) (BERLIN: WM7) (BERLIN: A1J8SY) ("World Moto" or the "Company") today announced that it has been awarded a patent on its Moto-Meter™ technology in the Dominican Republic until 2031. MarketWire

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta to Open Atlanta's First Jittery Joe's Coffee Shop
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is unveiling plans to launch the city's first Jittery Joe's coffee shop in the luxury hotel's lobby on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MarketWire

Independent National Party Committee Will Hold Community Event on Voter and Veteran Rights in Twin Cities
While fellow Minnesotans prepare for and indulge into the Christmas and New Year's holiday, the Independent National Party of Minnesota is preparing for its First Annual Voter's Awareness Forum that will be held at the American Legion in Cambridge, Minnesota on January 22, 2015. MarketWire

Dalfen America Corp. Acquires Lockheed Martin Occupied Industrial Property
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

AVEW Holdings Inc. Accomplishes Significant Reduction in Company Long Convertible Notes
AVEW HOLDINGS INC. (OTC PINK: AVEW) today announced that the company has made a significant reduction in long-term convertible notes in the last financial quarter by $120 thousand dollars. This reduction will be noted in AVEW's year-end financials. MarketWire

Generation Growth Capital, Inc. Announces Sale of Quality Assembly & Logistics
Milwaukee-based private equity fund Generation Growth Capital, Inc. ("GGC") announced today the sale of Quality Assembly & Logistics, LLC ("QAL"). QAL was sold to company President & CEO Guy Meyerhofer. Mr. Meyerhofer partnered with GGC to buy the company in June 2009. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. MarketWire

Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. Adds Texas State Senator to Advisory Board
Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (OTC PINK: PRRY) is pleased to announce that the Company has expanded its Advisory Board with the addition of Texas State Senator Carlos Uresti. MarketWire

Symons Says: 2015 Storage Industry Predictions From Gridstore CEO
The storage industry continues to undergo dramatic transformation as multiple forces impact technology, buying trends, and vendors. Data growth shows no sign of decreasing, while CIOs and IT administrators must contend with increasing service level demands from the organizations they serve as well as the continued fallout across all their infrastructure from the trend to virtualize everything MarketWire

Better Housing Fundamentals Helping More Markets Stabilize
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released its newly updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®) showing the U.S. housing market continuing to stabilize as 70 of the markets tracked are now showing positive momentum, including two additional metro areas reaching their benchmark stable ranges, San Jose and Pittsburgh. MarketWire

Alexium Applauds President Obama Signing 2015 National Defense Authorization Act
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iHookUp Social Completes Phase I Urban Airship Integration and Submits to Apple App Store
iHookup Social, Inc. (OTC PINK: HKUP), a fully reporting public company and mobile/social app that enables singles and the socially active to instantly connect with local, real life 'hook-up' opportunities, is pleased to announce that it has submitted its next generation version of its iHookup Social app to the Apple App Store MarketWire

Colliers International: China's Property Markets, 2014 & 2015
The provincial and city-level governments, except first-tier cities, were allowed to lift home purchase restrictions in 4Q 2014. General investment sentiment will improve in 2015 following the policy relaxation, although price corrections will be inevitable in many cities facing oversupply. Despite this, average sales prices should grow throughout 2015 MarketWire

Platform9 Named the Coolest Virtualization Startup of 2014
Platform9, a company with a fundamentally new approach to creating and managing private clouds, today announced that Computer Reseller News (CRN) has named it the coolest virtualization startup of 2014: MarketWire

Hinto Energy, Inc. Announces Drilling of New Oil Well in Ohio
HINTO ENERGY, INC. (OTCQB: HENI), engaged in the exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and gas properties, with producing wells in Utah and Montana, today announced the Company has drilled a new well in Ohio, located on the Appalachian geosyncline which includes both the Berea Sands and the Ohio shale stratigraphic levels. MarketWire

Monarch America Inc. Receives Approval and Announces Payment Date for 3-for-1 Stock Split
Monarch America Inc. (OTCQB: CANK) ("Monarch America" or the "Company") (f/k/a Cannabis Kinetics Corp.) is pleased to announce that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") has accepted the Company's recent name change and approved the proposed 3-for-1 forward stock split previously authorized by the Board of Directors of the Company. MarketWire

Florida's Pasco County Sheriff's Office Purchases 415 AXON Flex Cameras by TASER
TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced the purchase of 415 AXON Flex body cameras and a five-year subscription to EVIDENCE.com's Unlimited Plan by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida. This order was received in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2014. MarketWire

Falcon Crest Energy Optimistic About Prospecting in Powder River Basin
Falcon Crest Energy, Inc. (OTC: FCEN) (the "Company"), a development stage oil and gas exploration and production company, today reaffirms its optimistic outlook regarding the Company's current position and potential in the Powder River Basin. MarketWire

AmeraMex International Announces New Chief Operating Officer
AmeraMex International, Inc. (OTC PINK: AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment for logistics companies (stevedoring/shipping), infrastructure construction, commercial farming and mining companies, announced the appointment of Michael Maloney as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately. Maloney jointed the company's board of directors in March 2013. MarketWire

Sphere 3D's RDX QuikStor Purpose Built Backup Appliance Sees 42% Growth in Shipped Capacity
Sphere 3D Corporation, (NASDAQ: ANY), a virtualization technology and data management solutions provider, today announced that its RDX® QuikStor®, a purpose-built backup appliance (PBBA), continues to see rapid customer adoption with over 450,000 units shipped worldwide since its initial introduction in 2006 MarketWire

TenTen Wilshire to Host Rooftop Super Bowl Watch Party
TenTen Wilshire today announced that it will host a Super Bowl XLIX watch party on February 1, 2015 from 2:00-8:00 pm. The watch party will be one of TenTen Wilshire's posh rooftop events that are slated for 2015. Over 250 office-space and apartment tenants are expected to attend MarketWire

CalAmp Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results
CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today reported results for its third quarter ended November 30, 2014. Highlights for the quarter include: MarketWire

Holiday Brunch a Success at All Four Hollywood Production Center Locations
Hollywood Production Centers' tenants were feted this week with a champagne brunch to celebrate not only the holidays, but also the terrific year we have all been fortunate enough to share. Hollywood Production Center tenants took a well-deserved morning break for coffee, champagne, omelets, croissant sandwiches, and treats from Porto's Bakery MarketWire

Offshore Injury Lawyers Say Low Oil Prices Could Mean Big Trouble for Rig Workers
Zehl & Associates, P.C., offshore injury lawyers based in Houston, Texas, are warning rig workers about the growing risk of job-related injuries, in addition to loss of job security, as a result of falling oil prices MarketWire

ZTE Selects Audience for Flagship Voice Controlled Star 2 Smartphone
Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in Advanced Voice and a pioneer in Multisensory processing and natural user experience technology for consumer devices, today announced that ZTE has selected the Audience eS704 Advanced Voice Processor for the ZTE Star 2, its latest Flagship voice-controlled smartphone. MarketWire

University General Health System Announces Closing of UGH - Dallas Hospital
University General Health System, Inc. (OTCQB: UGHS) ("University General") ("the Company"), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health care delivery system, today announced the closing of its University General Hospital - Dallas (Dufek Massif Hospital Corporation). MarketWire

Chengdu Business Hotel Introduces Exclusive 24-Hour Personalized Butler Service at The Ritz-Carlton Club(R)
Building upon the foundations of The Ritz-Carlton's legendary personalized service, The Ritz-Carlton Club® at The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu redefines the luxury hospitality experience in the form of an exceptional "hotel within a hotel MarketWire

HMG/Courtland Properties, Inc. Announces $500,000 Share Repurchase Program
HMG/Courtland Properties, Inc. (NYSE MKT: HMG) today announced that on December 19, 2014 its Board of Directors authorized an increase in its share repurchase program. Under the program, HMG is now authorized to purchase up to $500,000 of its outstanding shares of common stock in open market and privately negotiated transactions MarketWire

Anapol Schwartz Attorneys Obtain $1.5 Million Settlement for Woman Injured From a Flu Vaccine
Anapol Schwartz attorneys Lawrence Cohan and David Carney obtained a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a Lebanon, PA woman who developed life-altering complications from Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and severe ataxia after receiving an influenza (flu) vaccine. MarketWire

Notice of Announcement Holiday Sales Release
Signet Jewelers Limited ("Signet") (NYSE: SIG) (LSE: SIG), intends to announce its results for the eight weeks ended December 27, 2014 at approximately 7:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, January 8, 2015. MarketWire

Boston College Finds Rip-Off in Long Term Care Insurance Costs When Compared to Other Options, Opines UltraTrust.com
Although the United States has come a long way in terms of health insurance reform and medical care, older Americans are still finding it difficult to manage their personal finances with regard to long-term care. According to the Certified Medicaid Planner Governing Board, the ongoing demographic shift in the U.S. has made single senior citizens the largest segment of American society (1) MarketWire

C-Suite TV to Showcase Behind The Brand, Hosted by Bryan Elliott
C-Suite TV, a web-based digital on-demand business channel featuring interviews and shows with business executives, thought leaders, authors and celebrities, is proud to announce that CEO of The Good Brain Digital Studios, writer, producer and TV host Bryan Elliott is joining the C-Suite TV family MarketWire

Prospect Capital Makes $25 Million Loan to SAFE Security
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) ("Prospect") announced today that Prospect recently provided a $25 million loan to Security Alarm Financing Enterprises, L.P. ("SAFE"), a portfolio company of ICV Partners ("ICV"), to support continued organic and acquisition-driven growth. MarketWire

Pericom Semiconductor to Present at Upcoming Financial Conferences
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, signal-integrity, connectivity and timing solutions, today announced that Alex Hui, president and CEO, and Kevin Bauer, CFO, will participate at the following financial conferences in January: MarketWire

Orlando Plastic Surgeon Discusses Latest Trend in Breast Lift Surgery
Honesty, safety, and efficacy should be the primary concerns for any physician developing a treatment plan, explains Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, a plastic surgeon in Orlando. While cosmetic enhancement trends come and go, he suggests that these three principles will help to ensure patients seeking breast lift surgery with implants receive the highest-quality results possible MarketWire

ModiFace, in Partnership With Murad Inc., Unveils the World's First Photo Editing App Designed by Skin-care Experts
ModiFace, in partnership with Murad Inc., the skincare brand synonymous with high-performance, science-based skincare products, recently unveiled the ClearCam by Murad iOS app, the world's first photo editing app designed by skincare experts. MarketWire

Leasinvest Real Estate leases anticipatively 100% of the building Royal20, under construction, located boulevard Royal in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
On 19 December 2014 Leasinvest Real Estate, via its 100% subsidiary Leasinvest Immo Lux, has concluded a pre-letting agreement for 100% of the prestigious office building Royal20, located Boulevard Royal in the centre of the city of Luxembourg. GlobeNewswire

Mandatory public tender offer for Incap Corporation's shares with related terms and conditions has been published
Incap CorporationStock Exchange Release 23 December 2014 at 5.30 pm (EET) GlobeNewswire

Sika AG: REQUEST FOR AGENDA ITEM AND PROPOSAL TO DELETE OPTING OUT PROVISION
Sika AG /Sika AG: REQUEST FOR AGENDA ITEM AND PROPOSAL TO DELETE OPTING OUT PROVISION . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

SDRL - Financial Calendar 2015
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 23, 2014 - Seadrill Limited plans to release its financial statements on the following dates in 2015: GlobeNewswire

NADL - Financial Calendar 2015
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 23, 2014 - North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. plans to release its financial statements on the following dates in 2015: GlobeNewswire

Pöyry awarded engineering assignment for Metsä Board Husum new folding boxboard machine project in Sweden
PÖYRY PLC        Press release 23 December 2014 at 12:00 pm (EET). GlobeNewswire

ROI Land Investments Ltd. Announces the Acquisition of Land in the Towns of Kitimat and Terrace, British Columbia
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC<<CANADA>>, December 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROI Land Investments Ltd GlobeNewswire

Cytokinetics and Astellas Announce Expansion of Collaboration for Development of CK-2127107 in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Other Neuromuscular Indications
Cytokinetics Expects to Receive Over $75 Million in Committed Capital and Reimbursements For Planned Activities   GlobeNewswire

Novo Nordisk receives FDA approval for Saxenda® for the treatment of obesity
Bagsværd, Denmark, 23 December 2014 - Novo Nordisk today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda® (liraglutide 3 mg), the first once-daily human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue for the treatment of obesity GlobeNewswire

Pöyry awarded transmission and distribution services framework agreement with Vattenfall, Sweden
PÖYRY PLC   Press release 23 December 2014 at 10 am (EET) GlobeNewswire

BW Offshore: Contract extension for FPSO Umuroa
BW Offshore has received a one year contract extension for the lease and operation of the FPSO Umuroa. The FPSO is operating on the Umuroa field offshore New Zealand for AWE. GlobeNewswire

FLSmidth to supply cement production line in Colombia
Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 26-2014, 23 December 2014 GlobeNewswire

BIOTIE ANNOUNCES START OF SYN120 PHASE 2A TRIAL IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE DEMENTIA AND PROVIDES OUTLOOK UPDATE FOR NEAR TERM PIPELINE EVENTS
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP.   STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE                23 December, 2014 at 9.30 a.m. GlobeNewswire

DSM to sell Euroresins to Cathay Investments
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces it has reached agreement with Cathay Investments for the sale of Euroresins. 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

Ithaca Energy Inc. Organisation Changes 23 December 2014
Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX: IAE) (LSE: IAE) MarketWire

Enterprise VSAT & Consumer Satellite Broadband Will Grow to 9.5 Million Subscribers by 2023
NSR's 13th edition of the VSAT and Broadband Satellite Markets report, released today, projects overall VSAT and broadband subscribers, excluding backhaul and trunking, will reach nearly 9.5 Million by 2023. This growth will be seen across fixed satellite services in traditional C/Ku/Ka wide-beam and Ku/Ka High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capacity MarketWire

Biotie: new treasury shares and cancellation of shares registered with the Trade Register
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP.   STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE  23 December 2014, at 9.00 am GlobeNewswire

NN Group new title sponsor of Marathon Rotterdam and City-Pier-City Run The Hague
NN Group is pleased to announce that it has chosen running as its main sport sponsoring domain. NN just finalised a three-year title sponsorship agreement with the Marathon Rotterdam and the City-Pier-City Run (CPC) in The Hague GlobeNewswire

Delhaize Group press release - Capital structure disclosure made according to the requirements of belgian law
BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 23, 2014 - Delhaize Group discloses the information required under article 15, § 1 and 18, § 1 of the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of major shareholdings in listed companies following a capital increase resulting from the exercise of subscription rights by employees. GlobeNewswire

SinterCast to finish year with record series production and revenue
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Additional press release Delta Lloyd
Further to its press release published yesterday in which Delta Lloyd announced that it has requested a court ruling on measures by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), for the sake of completeness Delta Lloyd would like to make clear that the DNB investigation was focused on sound and ethical operational management as contained in Sections 3:10 and 3:17 Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wft). GlobeNewswire

Alcon treatment Travatan® receives EU approval for pediatric glaucoma patients
Novartis International AG /Alcon treatment Travatan® receives EU approval for pediatric glaucoma patients. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Allegiant Travel Company Announces a $43.2 Million Non-Cash Impairment Charge on Its 757 Fleet
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 22, 2014) - Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported that it is taking a $43.2 million write-down on the value of its Boeing 757 aircraft fleet. The charge will occur in the fourth quarter of 2014. MarketWire

Actelion submits US FDA New Drug Application for selexipag (Uptravi) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd /Actelion submits US FDA New Drug Application for selexipag (Uptravi) in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

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