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Energous Corporation Grants Inducement Awards of Restricted Stock Units to New Employees
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TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - New Top-10 listings from American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the nation's leading provider of road safety cameras, names the Honda Accord as the most frequent make and model of vehicle caught running red lights in 2014, and finds most red-light runners were driving vehicles painted gray. MarketWire

Federman & Sherwood Announces Filing of Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Alcobra, Ltd.
On November 19, 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Alcobra, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ADHD) MarketWire

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of February 6, 2015 -- PBR
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras ("Petrobras" or the "Company") (NYSE: PBR) securities between May 20, 2010 and November 21, 2014. MarketWire

New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. Announces Partial Redemption of SBLF Preferred Shares
New Hampshire Thrift Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NHTB), the holding company for Lake Sunapee Bank, fsb (the "Bank"), today announced that it has redeemed $15.0 million of its outstanding preferred securities issued under the U.S. Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund ("SBLF") program. The redemption was funded with the proceeds of a $17 MarketWire

San Travesia Brings Spacious, Low-Density Apartment Living to Tempe/Scottsdale Corridor
Mark-Taylor's newest high-end community, San Travesia, meets the needs of residents who want to live at the center of two vibrant urban communities, in a luxurious, spacious home while enjoying the flexibility that comes with rental living MarketWire

EMED Mining Public Limited ("EMED" or the "Company") Permitting Update
EMED Mining Public Limited (TSX: EMD) (AIM: EMED), the Europe-based minerals development and exploration company, provides the following update in relation to the permitting process for the Rio Tinto Copper Project ("Proyecto Rio Tinto"). MarketWire

RHJ International: Update on Share Buy-Back Program 2014
Brussels, 29 December 2014 - RHJ International ("RHJI") hereby discloses information in accordance with Article 207 of the Royal Decree of 30 January 2001 in execution of the Belgian Company Code: GlobeNewswire

Number of Cargotec shares increases through subscription with stock options 2010 on 29 December 2014
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 29 DECEMBER 2014 AT 9.45 AM (EET)   Number of Cargotec shares increases through subscription with stock options 2010 on 29 December 2014 GlobeNewswire

Rambler Metals & Mining PLC: Holdings in Company
Rambler Metals & Mining PLC (TSX VENTURE: RAB) (LSE: RMM) MarketWire

CorePower Yoga Opens 117th Studio: Merrifield in Fairfax, VA
FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - CorePower Yoga, America's leading yoga brand, will open its second studio in Virginia on Monday, December 29, 2014. MarketWire

Core Resource Management Announces Effective Date of Merger Transaction
PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - Core Resource Management, Inc. (OTCQB: CRMI) announces the acquisition of the outstanding equity securities of Nitro Petroleum has been become effective as of December 19, 2014, pending a shareholder meeting to be conducted in January. The approximately $14 million transaction was initially announced Sept. 4, 2014 MarketWire

2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, Life n Soul, Showcases New Bluetooth-Enhanced Products at CES 2015
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - Life n Soul, a pioneer in innovative and stylish Bluetooth gadgets, is excited to be showcasing several new products at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). MarketWire

Energous Corporation Names Edelman as Its Communications Marketing Agency of Record
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) -  Energous Corporation ("Energous" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a disruptive wire-free charging technology for electronic devices that provides power at a distance with complete mobility under full software control, today announced it has named Edelman as its communications marketing agency of record. MarketWire

Healbe GoBe(TM), the Original 100% Automatic Body Manager(TM), Brings Automatic Calorie Tracking to CES Unveiled Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - Healbe™ Corporation, the pioneer of FLOW™ Technology and brands dedicated to making people's lives happier, healthier, and easier, is excited to announce it will showcase its highly anticipated whole body health manager, GoBe™, at CES Unveiled in Las Vegas on Sunday, January 4, 2015. MarketWire

EnWave Signs Non-Exclusive License With Merck, Agrees to Build Second Generation Radiant Energy Vacuum Dryer
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Quaterra Agrees to Sell Its 50% Interest in the Nieves Silver Project to Joint Venture Partner Blackberry Ventures I, LLC for US$4 Million
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - Quaterra Resources Inc. ("Quaterra") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 50% interest in the Nieves silver property in Zacatecas State, Mexico, to joint-venture partner Blackberry Ventures I, LLC ("Blackberry"), for US$4 million. MarketWire

Great Savings on Nikon D3200 DSLR Camera With AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR Lens
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - The Nikon D3200 DSLR camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR lens is a professional imaging machine in the truest sense. It captures stunning high-resolution JPEG and RAW still photos and HD 1080p video via its 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor MarketWire

New Year's Health Resolutions That You Can Keep
PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - Cut the carbs, eat more veggies. Exercise more, stress less. Get organized, stick to a budget. We start every January 1 with such good intentions, but often fail to follow through -- only 8 percent of those who do make New Year's resolutions manage to keep their pledges. MarketWire

SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard(R): Optimism, Profitability Soar
GLENVIEW, IL--(Marketwired - December 29, 2014) - Small business owners with 1-10 employees are more optimistic about the economy than they have been in two years, according to the December 2014 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard® optimism survey. As many as 79 percent said they are optimistic, up from 70 percent a year ago and dramatically increased from an abysmal 55 percent in 2012. MarketWire

Trumark Homes' Centered on Capitol Community in San Jose, California Is Sold Out
Trumark Homes and Resmark Land and Housing recently announced that all 94 townhomes at Centered on Capitol, in San Jose's Berryessa District, are sold out. Centered on Capitol, named The National Association of Home Builders' 2014 Community of the Year, is located at 1328 N. Capitol Ave. MarketWire

Hotel in Naama Bay, Egypt Dives Into the Green Movement
When it comes to luxury resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, the Sharm El Sheikh Marriott Resort has long stood out with exceptional restaurants and an enviable beachfront location. But the hotel is adding another feather to its cap as it blends luxury with sustainability and joins the Green Star Hotel Programme. MarketWire

Executive Chef Christophe Mihy Steals the Show at ENVY Steakhouse
Tucked away inside the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, ENVY Steakhouse sets the stage for vibrant culinary expression, and its star chef is the main attraction MarketWire

ADHD SHAREHOLDER ALERT: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Alcobra Ltd. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of January 19, 2015 -- ADHD
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased Alcobra Ltd. ("Alcobra" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ADHD) securities between March 28, 2014 and November 14, 2014. MarketWire

PME SHAREHOLDER ALERT: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of January 23, 2015 -- PME
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors who purchased Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. ("Pingtan" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PME) securities between May 14, 2013 and November 6, 2014. MarketWire

AGN SHAREHOLDER ALERT: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Involving Allergan, Inc. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of February 16, 2015 -- AGN
Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors who sold Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan" or the "Company") (NYSE: AGN) securities between February 25, 2014 and April 21, 2014. MarketWire

Federal Bureau of Prisons Elects Not to Renew Contract at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center
CCA (NYSE: CXW) (the "Company" or "Corrections Corporation of America") announced today that the Federal Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") elected not to renew its contract at CCA's owned and operated 2,016-bed Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, the facility generated approximately $30 million in revenue from the BOP. MarketWire

Streetwise Reports Announces 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist
Streetwise Reports and Demy Colton/EBD Group announced the 2015 Small-Cap Biotech Watchlist companies in a special feature on The Life Sciences Report. The Watchlist companies are selected by top sector analysts and the list is comprised of the biotech and pharmaceutical companies they are watching to make a move during 2015 MarketWire

RGA Retrocedes Block of U.S. Mortality Business to Pacific Life
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated today announced the completion of an agreement under which its primary U.S. operating company, RGA Reinsurance Company ("RGA"), will retrocede a block of U.S. individual life business to the retrocession operations of Pacific Life Insurance Company. MarketWire

San Diego Private Bank Announces Completion of Purchase of Loans and Assumption of Deposits From First Security Business Bank
San Diego Private Bank (OTCQB: SDPB) announced today that it completed the acquisition of approximately $50 million in loans and the assumption of $8 million in deposits from First Security Business Bank on December 26, 2014. As previously stated by Selwyn Isakow, Chairman of San Diego Private Bank, "This transaction is meaningfully accretive to our earning in the first year." MarketWire

The Ever-Growing Global Phenomenon of Vaping Reaches New Cultural Heights as Oxford Names 'Vape' as 2014's 'Word of the Year'
The use of the word "Vape" to describe your enjoyment of e-cigs is no longer just a cool colloquialism! MarketWire

Explosive Advertising Announces Expansion, Meetings and 2015 Goals
Explosive Advertising (http://www.explosiveworldwide.com) is a Tampa-based marketing firm that is benefiting from continued success with its established retail program. 2014 was a record-breaking year for Explosive Advertising and 2015 looks like it will far surpass their projected growth MarketWire

Baidu Antivirus Receives Information Security Certification From the British Standards Institution
Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, has announced that its security software Baidu Antivirus received certification from the British Standards Institution (BSI Group) for its excellent management of information security. MarketWire

Clear Measure Predicts 2015 as the Year of Custom Software Development to Strengthen the Connected Enterprise, Deliver Competitive Differentiation
Underscoring the continued disruptive shift toward software-driven enterprises, Clear Measure, Inc., a custom software engineering firm, today made four key predictions about the role of enterprise computing in 2015 MarketWire

TiVo to Present at 2015 Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced that President and CEO Tom Rogers will present at the 2015 Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015. A webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the TiVo website at http://investor.tivo MarketWire

Novus Is Building Proprietary Software System to Handle Membership Growth
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," announces that it has retained PR Revolution (http://www.prrevolution.com) to build a proprietary software platform to handle rapid growth. MarketWire

Bitcoin Shop Adds New Features to Its Ecommerce Beta Platform
Bitcoin Shop, Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) ("Bitcoin Shop" or the "Company"), the operator of the digital currency ecommerce marketplace www.btcs.com, which is undertaking the build-out of a universal digital currency ecosystem, announced today new improvements to its 2.0 Beta ecommerce platform. Since its recent redesign in October, Bitcoin Shop has been gathering consumer feedback in several key areas MarketWire

MariMed's Sara Gullickson Named Co-Chair of Cannabis Industry's Women Grow Phoenix Chapter
Women Grow has named Sara Gullickson as co-chair of its Phoenix Chapter, the second largest chapter of this new, rapidly growing organization that connects, educates and empowers cannabis business leaders. Gullickson, Executive Director of the DispensaryPermits MarketWire

Nutroganics (NUTT) to Announce Q4 Results the Week of February 15; Plans to File to Remove Yield Sign
Nutroganics, Inc. (OTC: NUTT) ("Nutroganics") announced today that it plans to announce its 2014 fourth quarter (and full year) operating results during the week of February 15, 2015. MarketWire

Prima BioMed Receives NASDAQ Notice of Bid Price Deficiency
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Netlist Defeats SanDisk IPR Petitions in the ULLtraDIMM Case
Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied petitions requesting Inter Partes Review (IPR) of Netlist patents asserted against the ULLtraDIMM. The petitions were filed by SanDisk who partnered with Diablo Technologies, Inc., to produce the ULLtraDIMM MarketWire

Global Clean Energy, Inc. Year-End Update
Global Clean Energy, Inc. (OTC PINK: GCEI) is a precious metal recovery and high value waste conversion business, focusing on the recovery of Platinum Group Metals and derivatives from the tires and industrial plastic industry. The company incorporates the best available technologies worldwide MarketWire

FLIR Systems Receives Production Orders Totaling $27.1 Million From the U.S. Department of Defense to Support DR SKO Program
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received the first full-rate production orders under a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits, and Outfits (DR SKO) program MarketWire

Medicaid and Medicare New Codes, Reimbursements for Telehealth Services
Cytta Corp. (OTCQB: CYCA) - Beginning January 1st, 2015, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) will begin reimbursement for a number of telehealth services that the Agency hasn't covered before. This means that physicians will now get paid for using Cytta's remote monitoring system to remotely monitoring their patients' health! MarketWire

Denver-Based Arthouse Design to Provide Branding, Wayfinding, Building Signage Planning & Design Services for New 1601 Wewatta Commercial Office Building in Denver's Lower Downtown
Arthouse Design (www.arthousedenver.com), a Denver-based graphic design studio offering branding, print, and electronic design, wayfinding signage programs, and environmental graphic design services worldwide, has been chosen by Hines and Jordon Perlmutter & Co MarketWire

Cellceutix Adds Dr. Daniel Jorgensen as Chief Medical Officer
Cellceutix Corporation (OTCQB: CTIX) (the "Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies with oncology, dermatology and antimicrobial applications, is pleased to announce that Daniel Jorgenson MD, MPH, MBA will join the Cellceutix team as Chief Medical Officer as of January 1, 2015. MarketWire

Sphere 3D Advances Technology Leadership With Breakthrough RDX+
Sphere 3D Corporation (NASDAQ: ANY), a virtualization technology and data management solutions provider, today announced RDX+™ (RDX Plus), the industry's first groundbreaking software technology designed for 64-bit software architectures that enables support for disk drive capacities greater than 2TB while maintaining backwards compatibility with its QuikStor® backup appliances. MarketWire

SEACOR Holdings Announces Increased Authorization for Share or Note Repurchase
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced today that its Board of Directors increased its authorization for repurchases of SEACOR's common stock for a total authorized expenditure of up to $150.0 million. During the period beginning October 1, 2014 through December 24, 2014, SEACOR purchased 921,828 shares of its common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $68.2 million MarketWire

Cornerstone Funds Announce Completion of Reverse Stock Splits
Cornerstone Progressive Return Fund (NYSE MKT: CFP), Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CLM) and Cornerstone Total Return Fund, Inc MarketWire

Former Papa Johns Executive, Donna Mitchell, Joins Mobivity Management Team
Mobivity Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: MFON), an award-winning provider of proprietary smart receipt marketing solutions and patented mobile marketing technologies, announced today that Donna Mitchell has been appointed Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts. Ms MarketWire

Levy Says US Economy Set to Outperform Rest of World in 2015
Economist David Levy, writing in the just-published December Levy Forecast®, said that the United States economy will enter 2015 with "fairly good momentum" but that global threats continue to loom large. MarketWire

Downtown Miami Bayfront Meeting Venue Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
Creating spaces to meet the needs of next generation business travelers, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay's recently completed multi-million dollar meeting space renovation is setting the pace for successful events with innovative spaces, state-of-the-art technology and eco-friendly designs. MarketWire

Bites Serves Brunch
On January 4, 2015, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples will unveil a stylish new take on brunch with a tapas-inspired menu featuring small tastes of popular brunch dishes MarketWire

Progressive Care Releases Open Letter to Shareholders
Progressive Care, Inc MarketWire

Avoya Travel Honored With Travel Weekly Magellan Awards
Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the world's leading travel companies, today announced it has won four Travel Weekly magazine Magellan Awards. The awards recognize Avoya's innovative leadership in the travel industry and best-in-class initiatives that provide advantages for customers, travel professionals, and industry supplier partners. MarketWire

Your Travel Insider Picks the Best Places to Travel in 2015
2015 has nearly arrived -- do you know where you'll be traveling yet? Your Travel Insider has picked its list of the best places to travel next year, from top cities celebrating special occasions to exotic, off-the-beaten-path destinations. MarketWire

Digimarc to Present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference on January 15, 2015
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) has been invited to present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference. The conference is being held January 13-15, 2015 at the New York Palace Hotel. MarketWire

Homestay.com Announces Top 10 Hottest Markets for Homestays in 2014, Top 10 Bargain Cities
Following up on the first annual Homestay Index, Homestay.com released today the accommodation prices for its top 10 most and least expensive cities for homestays. MarketWire

Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgeon on Selecting the Right Breast Implant Size
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. since 2006. With so many women undergoing the procedure each year, Dr. Steven Yarinsky, a plastic surgeon in Saratoga Springs, is committed to helping them find the perfect breast implant size and a qualified plastic surgeon to help reach their ideal outcome MarketWire

New Book "Zen Tales by Master HORA" Is a Book of Zen Training for Your Mind
Practice HORA USA (horausa.com) announces the release of the Book: "Zen Tales by Master HORA" in English language. This book is about finding a way out of deadlock. It is made with a positive attitude. MarketWire

Bayfield Ventures Corp. : Bayfield Shareholders Approve Acquisition by New Gold
TSX Venture Trading Symbol: BYV GlobeNewswire

Active Biotech's rights issue of approximately SEK 225 million oversubscribed
  NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, CANADA, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA OR NEW ZEALAND OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. GlobeNewswire

Wärtsilä strengthens its support for African maritime sector with delivery of donated ship engine
Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 29 December 2014 at 10 am EET GlobeNewswire

BOURBON provides update on Asset Smart strategy, including a new sale and bareboat charter agreement
Paris, December 29, 2014 GlobeNewswire

Wentworth Resources Limited : Tembo-1 Exploration Well Drilling Complete
GlobeNewswire

Ericsson supports China Mobile Hong Kong's LTE/EPC enhancement
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