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PIMCO Global Income Opportunities Fund Announces Special Distribution for the 2014 Year-End
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES PIMCO Global Income Opportunities Fund (the "Fund") (TSX: PGI.UN) announced today that it has declared a special distribution on its Class A Units (the "Units") to holders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2014. The special distribution is equal to $0 MarketWire

Antiques Roadshow Hits It Out of the Park With $1 Million Baseball Appraisal
On January 5, 2015, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched ongoing series, kicks off Season 19 with a home-run appraisal of an early Boston baseball archive for $1,000,000. MarketWire

Changed Number of Shares and Votes in SEMAFO
SEMAFO (TSX: SMF)(OMX: SMF) - In December, the number of shares in SEMAFO increased by 269,490 common shares, corresponding to 269,490 votes. The increase in the number of shares and votes results from a share issue related to the recently announced credit facility in addition to the exercise of options. MarketWire

Interactive Health Network -- Shareholder Update for the Company's Plans in the Health and Wellness Market
INTERACTIVE HEALTH NETWORK (OTC PINK: IGRW), a health company specializing in advances in Supplements for Health and Anti-Aging, today reaffirms that it remains strategically committed to executing in the legal cannabis market, is finalizing its Scientific Advisory Board to set future product strategy, and will initiate sales and marketing efforts for these products in the first half of 2015. MarketWire

Press release from Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NYSE:NAO) - Financial calendar and dividend information
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 30, 2014 GlobeNewswire

Press release from Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) - Financial calendar and dividend information
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 30, 2014 GlobeNewswire

STYLE 2020 Academy Launch New Video Series "The Gentleman Arts"
STYLE 2020 and STYLE 2020 Academy have launched a new video series titled "The Gentleman Arts," hosted by one of Esquire's Magazine's Best Dressed Men in America, Jonathan Harrison Kanarek. The new video series, "The Gentleman Arts," will feature timeless style tips and etiquette for men, ranging from lessons on the Zen of Shaving, to variations on tying a Neck Tie MarketWire

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing $200,383.70 in Security Expenses for Obama's Fundraising Trip to Denver
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that expenditures for security provided to President Obama on his fundraising visit to Denver, Colorado on July 8 and 9, 2014, cost taxpayers a total of $200,383.70 MarketWire

Quincy Bioscience Launches New Prevagen Website
MADISON, WI--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Quincy Bioscience announces the launch of its new Prevagen website. Prevagen is the company's flagship consumer product, a dietary supplement, which works to support healthy brain function and helps improve memory. MarketWire

Apartment Market Generates Strongest Fourth Quarter Since 2005
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - The U.S. apartment market is ending 2014 with the strongest fourth-quarter annual effective rent growth in nine years, according to early release numbers from Axiometrics, the leader in apartment research and data. MarketWire

Vacation Express Announces "2015 Deal Countdown"
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - If you didn't get the perfect gift or maybe you received some extra cash for Christmas, Vacation has the after-Christmas sale that you need to plan your vacation for 2015 MarketWire

TopLine Helps Students and Families Plan for College
MAPLE GROVE, MN--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Freshmen at Fridley High School are in their third year of a seven-year college preparatory program that will follow them into their first year of college. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a grant awarded by the U.S MarketWire

Plantronics to Spotlight the Power of WebRTC and Wearables at AT&T Developer Summit and Hackathon 2015
SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), will kick-off 2015 by showcasing WebRTC and wearable tech innovations at the upcoming AT&T Developers Summit and Hackathon in Las Vegas, NV, January 3-5.  MarketWire

Imperus Announces Extension of Closing Date of Diwip Transaction
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Imperus Technologies Corp. ("Imperus" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: LAB) (FRANKFURT: ISX) announces that it has extended the closing date of its previously announced share purchase agreement (the "Agreement") dated October 14, 2014 with Diwip Ltd MarketWire

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals to Present at OneMed Forum SF 2015 Conference
MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: AOLS), a biotechnology company developing compounds to protect against radiological and chemical threats in partnership with the US Government, announced today that David C MarketWire

Online Tech Reaches Major Milestones and Accomplishes Aggressive Goals in 2014
ANN ARBOR, MI and INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Online Tech accomplished a long list of goals and reached significant milestones in 2014, making it the most ambitious and successful 12 months in its 20-year history. The company's 2014 achievements included: MarketWire

LaSalle Solutions Recertified Cisco Gold Certification in the United States
ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - LaSalle Solutions announced today it has again achieved Cisco® Gold Certification. To earn Gold Certification, LaSalle Solutions had to meet rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in networking competency, service, support and customer satisfaction. MarketWire

BTI Energy and Northern Power Systems Bring Ideal Wind Technology to Small Businesses
BARRE, VT--(Marketwired - December 30, 2014) - Northern Power Systems, a next-generation renewable energy technology company, and BTI Energy are partnering to install multiple wind turbines across the U.S MarketWire

Teen Pop Idol Dyllan Murray Performs as Special Guest With Cobra Starship at the 7th Annual Subway Hot New Year's Eve Party
Teen pop sensation Dyllan Murray will perform as a special guest for Cobra Starship tomorrow night, Wednesday, December 31, at the 7th Annual Subway Hot New Year's Eve Party in Grand Rapids, MI, hosted by Subway and 105.3 HOT-FM! This year's event takes place at Calder Plaza and Dyllan is primed, pumped and ready to rock the crowd for an unforgettable night of music and fun! MarketWire

Mantra's CEO Issues Year-End Letter to Shareholders
Larry Kristof, Founder and CEO of Mantra Venture Group Ltd. (OTCQB: MVTG), has issued the following year-end letter to the shareholders: MarketWire

Penguins Visit the Big City and Take Residence in New York City Hotel
As pioneers of the extended-stay, Residence Inn is committed to accommodating a wide range of guests with wide ranges of needs. Recently, the Residence Inn hotel in Times Square put their mission to the test. MarketWire

Newark Hotel Makes Airport Access Easy and Affordable for Travelers
Oftentimes, business travel demands that a company's road warrior dive right in to the heart of the action, wherever it is. The business trip isn't the meetings, or the sales pitch, or even dinners with clients -- that's the job. The business trip is what bookends the job -- airport trips, hotel stays, the essential details we take for granted MarketWire

Energizer Resources Raises Capital Through Non-Brokered Private Placement Offering
Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX: EGZ)(OTCQX: ENZR)(WKN: A1CXW3) ("Energizer" or the "Company") announces it has closed a non-brokered private placement offering of 4,900,000 common shares ("Common Shares") of the Company (the "Offering") at an issue price of US$0.12 per Common Share for gross proceeds of US$588,000. MarketWire

Skiers Hit the Slopes for Less With New Hotel Packages in Great Barrington, MA
Few destinations can boast the vital components of a winter wonderland quite like the Fairfield Inn & Suites Lenox Great Barrington/Berkshires. In addition to offering some of the most exciting ski specials in Great Barrington, the hotel enjoys a location just minutes away from the town's numerous attractions and events MarketWire

Surf Film Festival Returns to Kona Beach Hotel With Movies, Music and More
You don't have to don a wetsuit and plunge into the Pacific to appreciate the triumphs and travails of the surfing culture. In fact, all you need is to be at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel on January 30 and 31, 2015. There, the goal isn't to catch the next wave, but to catch the next movie during the 11th-annual Kona Surf Film Festival. MarketWire

Guests Race to Orlando World Center Marriott for a "Marathon Fuel & Run" Escape
As athletes are preparing for the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon and Disney Princess Half Marathon, Orlando World Center Marriott -- located just minutes from the parks -- invites runners to refuel and recharge with a "Marathon Fuel & Run" Escape,* with rates starting at $169/Night, for stays January 8-11, 2015 and February 19-22, 2015 MarketWire

Create Your Own Bathroom Retreat
(Family Features) With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home. Almost everyone that enters your home sees your bathroom. From changing accessories to a total bath remodel, it is important that it receives a little refreshment MarketWire

OXLC Provides Update on CLO Portfolio Industry Exposures
Oxford Lane Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: OXLC) has today published an updated and expanded list of those industry categories in which our various CLO holdings maintain investments. MarketWire

TICC Provides Update on CLO Portfolio Industry Exposures
TICC Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TICC) has today published an updated and expanded list of those industry categories in which our various CLO holdings maintain investments. We note that outside of the exposure to Energy sector investments (as defined by Moody's) within our CLO investments, we currently have no other Energy-based investments within our portfolio. MarketWire

Axios Mobile Assets Corp. Announces First Closing of Convertible Debenture Offering
Axios Mobile Assets Corporation (CSE: AXA) -- Axios Mobile Assets Corporation ("Axios" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce a first closing of $1,925,000 on its up to $3 million offering (the "Offering") of convertible unsecured debenture units (the "Debenture Units") offering. MarketWire

Kevin O'Connell Receives 1st Annual David M. Jackson Racer's Achievement Award
The Jackson racing family representing three generations of stock car racing on the west coast announced today that the 1st annual David M. Jackson Racer's Achievement Award has been awarded to American NASCAR and sports car road course driver Kevin O'Connell. MarketWire Goes Alternative in 2015
Surprise, surprise, surprise -- Las Vegas, New York, Miami and L.A. are some of the most popular travel destinations for Americans according to searches on, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals. As the New Year is about to kick off, maybe it's time to start thinking of new travel destinations MarketWire

Medbox's Largest Shareholder Comments on Recent Events and the Company's Outlook for 2015
P. Vincent Mehdizadeh -- Founder and Majority Shareholder of Medbox, Inc. (OTCQB: MDBX) issued a letter to fellow shareholders today regarding his vision for the future of the company and insight into recent developments affecting the company. MarketWire

Brandywine to Break Ground on Brighton, a 4.46-Acre Community With 60 Single-Family Homes in Severely Underserved Area in South Bay
Brandywine Homes will break ground in January on Brighton, a fully entitled 4.46-acre community with 60 single-family detached homes in unincorporated West Carson, just east of Torrance in southwestern Los Angeles County. MarketWire

Content Discovery Technologies Will Lead the Change in How We Interact With the Internet
A new generation of companies is dramatically changing the Internet by harnessing discovery to give users a highly personalized web experience. MarketWire

ARDA Honors Diamond Resorts With The ACE Philanthropic Award
Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has been honored with this year's American Resort Development Association's (ARDA) ACE Philanthropic Award. The award comes in recognition of Diamond's first annual Brian Gay Golf Invitational, which raised more than $410,000 for the Florida Hospital for Children last year MarketWire

SBH South Beach Hotel: Miami's Gem by Think Hotel Group
The Collins Park neighborhood of Miami's South Beach in Florida has been experiencing a renaissance, thanks to the Think Hotel Group (THG), a real estate development company that has been renovating and reopening a number of classic historical properties in the area MarketWire

Softonic Features Driver Support as Best-in-Class Driver Solution, a worldwide leading software download portal for Windows, Mac and mobile operating systems, dedicated its December feature to driver scanner providers and named Driver Support the best-in-class driver solution for Windows environments MarketWire

ZMDI, a Global Semiconductor Company, Introduces the Ultra-Fast and User-Friendly ZSPM1502 Digital Power Controller for Powering the Next Generation of High-Performance FPGA Power Solutions
Editors' Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. MarketWire

TeamLogic IT Finishes 2014 Strong, Gears Up for Equally Solid 2015
As lenders ease up on borrowing restrictions and the overall U.S. economy continues to improve, TeamLogic IT is wrapping up its best year on record and preparing for an even more robust 2015. MarketWire

NV5 Names Alexander A. Hockman as President and Chief Operating Officer
NV5 Holdings, Inc. (the "Company" or "NV5") (NASDAQ: NVEE), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, today announced the appointment of Alexander A. Hockman, PE, as President and Chief Operating Officer of NV5, effective January 1, 2015. In his new role, Mr. Hockman will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of NV5's five core industry verticals. MarketWire

Brad Reifler and Forefront Capital Want to Diversify Your Portfolio
Brad Reifler may have the answer to the common question, "How do you turn money into more money?" MarketWire

Sunshine Village Opens Delirium Dive
Sunshine Village Ski Resort is poised to open one of the most recognized free ride zones around the globe with the launch of Delirium Dive today, Tuesday, December 30th in the afternoon. MarketWire

McCain Inc. Expands International Distribution With Innovative Traffic Solutions Partnership
McCain Inc., a recognized leader in the supply of advanced transportation solutions for safety and mobility, today announced the latest distributor to join its exclusive network, Innovative Traffic Solutions Inc MarketWire

TiVo in 2014: A (Literally) Record Breaking Year in Review
TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, takes a step back today to review the past year of securing important partnerships and launching industry-changing products before kicking off 2015 next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. MarketWire

New Year Brings New Rules, Penalties Under Affordable Care Act
Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) MarketWire Says "Go Here, Not There" in 2015
With the New Year comes new vacation days and new vacation plans. Why not throw in some new vacation thinking too? To help you branch out (and beat the crowds) in 2015, the travel experts at, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have compiled a Go here, not there list, offering alternative travel spots to popular vacation destinations for Canadian travellers MarketWire

How Many Jobs Does the College Hunks Hauling Junk Call Center Book?
When an entrepreneur opens a junk removal franchise or a moving franchise, he or she needs to be working on the business, not in the business. The owner should be out meeting potential clients, hiring and coaching the staff that is performing the junk-removal or moving jobs, and reviewing appointments and schedules in the office. MarketWire

Golden Valley Development (GVDI) Announces Corporate Update
Golden Valley Development, Inc. (OTC PINK: GVDI) is pleased to announce major improvement of its operating margins and successful expansion of its business. This significant development is attributed to increase in deal flow, funding pools and the larger research and development for improvements to our existing patented products like Percuguard™ and others. MarketWire

Health Plan Administrator CoreSource Receives URAC Accreditation in Health Utilization Management
CoreSource, a leading national health plan administrator, has received Health Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC. URAC's accreditation ensures that all types of organizations conducting utilization review follow a process that is clinically sound and respects patients' and providers' rights while giving payers reasonable guidelines to follow. MarketWire

Snipp Interactive Inc. Announces Grant of Stock Options
Snipp Interactive Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SPN) ("Snipp"), an international provider of mobile marketing solutions listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (Trading Symbol: SPN), announces that its Board of Directors has approved a total grant of 2,125,000 stock options to five company officers, two directors, seven employees and eleven full-time consultants. MarketWire, Inc.: Pricing of REE Metal Indications on Quebec Claims Inc. (OTC PINK: SNET) would like to provide context to monetary values associated with rare earth metals found with significant values in the most recent assay reports, which were obtained on its claims in Quebec. Here is a list of prices along with the prices of the finished product when drawn into their oxide form MarketWire

HPEV Announces Mobile Generation Order and Prominent Vendor Award by Chicago-Based Electric Vehicle Company Innova UEV
HPEV, Inc MarketWire

Green Hills Software to Showcase Its Innovative Solutions for Securing the Connected Car and Designing Safety-Critical Systems
Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), will showcase its broad portfolio and forward-thinking technology for automotive electronics and secure IoT devices at: MarketWire

BBSI Finalizes New Credit Facility With Wells Fargo
Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI) (NASDAQ: BBSI), a leading provider of business management solutions, has finalized its agreement for its new credit facility with Wells Fargo, its principal bank. The principal terms of the facility are unchanged since BBSI reached an agreement in principle with Wells Fargo on December 15. MarketWire

3-V Biosciences Announces Closing of $28.5M Financing Round
3-V Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics that modulate key pathways in oncology and infectious diseases, announced today the closing of its Series D round of financing co-led by NEA, Kleiner Perkins and Rock Springs Capital Management and includes other new investors such as Ally Bridge Group. MarketWire

Masimo to Present at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. A live audiocast of the presentation will be available on the Masimo website at MarketWire

Performance Sports Group Sets Fiscal Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call for Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Performance Sports Group Ltd. (NYSE: PSG) (TSX: PSG) ("PSG" or the "Company"), a leading developer and manufacturer of high performance sports equipment and apparel, will hold a conference call on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended November 30, 2014 MarketWire

AmbiCom Reached 330,000 Successful Trials in Consumer Software Testing
AmbiCom Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ABHI) today announced that it has completed 330,000 successful trial installations of Veloxum solution software products targeting home users. MarketWire

November App Download Volumes Smash Previous Records, Finds Fiksu
App download volumes soared to new heights in November, according to the new indexes published today by Fiksu, Inc. (, developer of award-winning mobile marketing technologies. The Fiksu App Store Competitive Index, which tracks the average aggregate daily download volume of the top 200 free iOS apps, surged to 8 MarketWire

American Diversified Holdings Corporation (ADHC) Appoints PCG Advisory Group as Capital Markets & Digital Media Advisor
American Diversified Holdings Corporation (OTC PINK: ADHC) today announced the appointment of PCG Advisory Group as its new Capital Markets Advisory and Digital Media Strategies agency of record MarketWire

Eric Noyrez, Global Rare Earth Minerals Industry Veteran, Joins Texas Rare Earth Resources Board of Directors
Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER) MarketWire

ScripsAmerica Pays Off $325,000 in High Interest Debt
ScripsAmerica, Inc. (OTCBB: SCRC) today announced that the Company has paid off $325,000 in high interest, short-term debt using proceeds from its recent funding by Triumph Healthcare. The Company paid the full balance of two one-year term loans in the amounts of $250,000 and $75,000, each with an interest rate of 24% per annum. MarketWire

CORRECTION - Medytox Billing Subsidiary Expands Patient Relations Department
In the news release, "Medytox Billing Subsidiary Expands Patient Relations Department," issued Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by Medytox Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: MMMS), we are advised by the company that the fourth paragraph should read "William DePond, M.D., COO of Medytox Diagnostics, Inc., and CEO of Medytox-owned laboratories" rather than "William DePond, M.D., COO of Medytox Solutions, Inc MarketWire

The Secret to Aesthetic Facial Rejuvenation as Revealed by San Diego Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Scott Miller has been performing procedures at his San Diego plastic surgery practice for more than 15 years. The combination of experience and training has allowed him to employ innovative surgical techniques that can offer improved results for his patients. Having completed a fellowship under Dr. Bruce Connell, a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr MarketWire

Dr. Stafford Broumand Reveals Benefit of Receiving Injectables From a Plastic Surgeon
Dermal fillers and injectables can be excellent options for many people interested in facial rejuvenation, states Dr. Stafford R. Broumand, a board certified plastic surgeon in New York City MarketWire

Cobra Continues Push Into China With Expanded Product Offering
Cobra Electronics Corporation, the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced it is expanding its product lineup in China with the addition of high-performance SPXc Series radar detection systems MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Kicks Off Another Year of Innovation at the 2015 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation; the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile, outdoor and consumer electronics, will demonstrate its entire family of consumer electronics products and accessories at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas, taking place January 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Announces General Availability of Drive HD CDR 825E Dash Cam at 2015 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation a leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced the general availability of its newest Drive HD™ Dash Cam by Cobra, the Cobra CDR 825E, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) MarketWire

Maurel & Prom : Tembo-1 Exploration Well Drilling Complete in Mozambique
Paris, 30 December 2014 No. 26-14 GlobeNewswire

NN Group completes sale of its stake in ING-BOB Life to BNP Paribas Cardif
NN Group announced today that it has completed the sale of its 50% stake in its Chinese insurance joint venture ING-BOB Life Insurance Company to BNP Paribas Cardif. GlobeNewswire

Norske Skog: Financial calendar 2015

Songa Offshore SE : Financial Calendar 2015
Songa Offshore SE plans to release its financial statements on the following dates in 2015: GlobeNewswire

KONE acquires Italian elevator company Manutenzione Installazione Ascensori SpA (MIA)
KONE Corporation, press release, December 30, 2014 GlobeNewswire

SFL - Sale of the ultra-deepwater drillship "West Polaris"
Press release from Ship Finance International Limited, December 30, 2014 Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) ("Ship Finance" or the "Company"), today announced that Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill") has exercised a purchase option for an ultra-deepwater drilling unit. GlobeNewswire

Cargotec's MacGregor secures large subsea crane order from ZPMC

Cooperation procedure in If P&C Insurance Company completed
SAMPO PLC         STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE30 December 2014 at 10.15 am GlobeNewswire

SDRL - Purchase of the ultra-deepwater drillship "West Polaris"
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 30th, 2014 - Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill" or the "Company") announces it has exercised a purchase option for the West Polaris, a 6th generation Ultra-Deepwater drillship, from Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) ("Ship Finance") GlobeNewswire

Wentworth Resources Limited : Financial Calendar 2015
PRESS RELEASEDecember 30, 2014 GlobeNewswire

Number of shares in Klövern as of 30 December 2014
After having completed a bonus issue and a reverse share split during the month of December, the total number of shares in Klövern as of 30 December 2014 amounts to 932,437,980, of which 83,272,180 Class A ordinary shares, 832,721,800 Class B ordinary shares and 16,444,000 preference shares. GlobeNewswire

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