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Pella(R) 350 Series Vinyl Windows Earn ENERGY STAR(R) Honor
PELLA, IA--(Marketwired - January 02, 2014) - Pella 350 Series premium vinyl windows earned the 2014 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Products designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). MarketWire

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Names Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. to CEO Post
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 02, 2014) -  Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., an eight-term New York state senator, has been appointed chief executive officer of the leading national nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to optimal care for individuals with dementia and their families. MarketWire

Veteran Market Research Director Dominique Shu Joins Unleaded Marketing Team
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - January 02, 2014) -  Dominique Shu has joined the agency as market research director. As an industry veteran, Shu has over 20 years of leadership in international marketing management, strategic and business analysis, communications and event marketing MarketWire

Statement to the Media From the Family of Warren Weinstein
ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwired - January 02, 2014) - After watching the video (http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/world/kidnapped-government-contractor-appears-in-video-message/2013/12/25/b884b2ee-6dd8-11e3-b405-7e360f7e9fd2_video.html) and viewing the letter sent on December 25, 2013, to the Washington Post featuring Warren Weinstein, here is our collective family statement to the media MarketWire

ESFI Urges the Public to Commit to Electrical Safety in 2014
ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - January 02, 2014) - The dawning of a new year often provokes positive lifestyle changes, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is encouraging the public to keep electrical safety in mind while making resolutions for 2014.  MarketWire

Tix Corporation Amends Stockholder Rights Plan
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Gift of Hope Volunteer and Transplant Recipient Linda Ramos Featured in 2014 Rose Parade
Schererville, Ind. resident Linda Ramos (back row R) waves to 2014 Rose Parade spectators while riding the Donate Life Float on New Year's Day MarketWire

Up-and-Coming Eng-Clicks Torpedo Quietly Aiming at LinkedIn
In a market bursting with websites purporting to be the new Facebook or LinkedIn, it takes a truly innovative vision to propel new entrants to the forefront. MarketWire

CubeSmart Completes Senior Leadership Transition and Headquarters Relocation
CubeSmart (NYSE: CUBE), a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on self-storage facilities, today announced that the Company has completed its senior leadership transition and headquarters relocation. MarketWire

Waller Elects Two Partners
Waller, the largest law firm headquartered in Nashville, announced today that Shane P. Morris and Elizabeth C. Sauer have been elected as partners. Morris is a member of Waller's tax practice; Sauer is a member of the firm's real estate practice. MarketWire

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Ranked Among Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the US
Orlando is typically synonymous with theme parks, from jumping orcas at SeaWorld® to the famous mouse who holds court at Disney World. The city is making a name for itself in other areas, however, and the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is leading the pack. This year, the Orlando conference center hotel was named to Cvent's second annual Top 100 US Meeting Hotels list. MarketWire

Hipcricket Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call
Hipcricket, Inc. (OTCBB: HIPP) (OTCQB: HIPP), the one-stop mobile advertising and marketing company, announces that it will report financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended November 30, 2013 after the market close on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time that day. MarketWire

Bowhead Congratulates the State of Nevada on FAA UAS Test Site Selection
Bowhead Systems Management, LLC ("Bowhead") would like to congratulate the Nevada State Team on their selection as one of test sites chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for testing and research of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for commercial use MarketWire

High-Tech Event Services Available at Meeting Venues Near LaGuardia Airport
An exciting new meeting app being used at one of the prominent LaGuardia Airport hotels in New York is making it easier than ever to create meetings and conferences that glean with success. And, with a limited time booking offer, savvy planners who book and actualize an eligible event -- see details below -- will win a free iPad Mini. MarketWire

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2013
Judicial Watch today released its 2013 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes: MarketWire

The Warranty Group and Micro Center Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Comprehensive Protection Plan Program
The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, announces a multi-year agreement with Micro Center, a leading consumer electronics retailer to provide support for its national Protection Plan program MarketWire

Planners Who Book Newark Event Spaces Are Rewarded With iPad Mini
Technology makes everything easier, from keeping in touch to keeping things innovative, and now there's one more thing to add to that list -- keeping meetings in check. Marriott's innovative meeting services app is now available, and the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel is helping planners get acquainted by offering a special iPad Mini promotion. MarketWire

Aventura Hotel Serves Local Children With Holiday Breakfast & Toy Drive
This past holiday, hundreds of underserved children were able to wake up Christmas morning with something under their tree thanks to the generous donations by members of the Courtyard Miami Aventura Mall community MarketWire

Morgan Lewis Class Action Practice Named Practice Group of the Year by Law360
Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce that its Class Action Practice has been selected as a Practice Group of the Year by legal news source Law360. Morgan Lewis is one of five law firms recognized for the significance, size and complexity of their class action matters in these rankings released on January 1, 2014 MarketWire

Georgia Insurance Agency Dillon Insurance Services Merges With PointeNorth
PointeNorth Insurance Group, LLC and Dillon Insurance Services, Inc. have joined forces. MarketWire

Rewarding Quincy Hotel Deal Sets the Pace for Relaxed New England Escape
Discover some of New England's finest destinations with a well-deserved getaway to Quincy, MA where fun things to do and rewarding deals on exceptional hotel accommodations set the pace for a remarkable couple's weekend escape or family vacation. MarketWire

Chris R. Burritt Named Chairman of the Pathfinder Bank Board of Directors
Chris R. Burritt has been named the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc, (NASDAQ: PBHC) (listing: PathBcp) and Pathfinder Bank effective January 1st, 2014. MarketWire

Long Wharf Boston Mass Hotel Offers Great Promotion for a Romantic Getaway
As one of the oldest and most romantic cities in America, Boston is an ideal place for a honeymoon. Book a honeymoon at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, a premier hotel near Boston Harbor, and receive a special promotion. MarketWire

FormFactor to Present at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) is pleased to announce its participation in the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference at the New York Palace Hotel on January 14, 2014, 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time. MarketWire

IP Partner Carina Tan Joins Sheppard Mullin Palo Alto
Carina M. Tan has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property practice group, based in the firm's Palo Alto office. Tan joins from Reed Smith. MarketWire

Midas Magic and Midas Perpetual Portfolio Distribution Notice
Midas Magic (NASDAQ: MISEX) and Midas Perpetual Portfolio (NASDAQ: MPERX) paid a distribution of $1.472381 per share and $0.105457 per share, respectively, on December 30, 2013 to shareholders of record as of December 27, 2013. MarketWire

Red Hawk Casino Rings in the New Year With More Than $150,000 Slot Jackpots
Red Hawk Casino celebrated the New Year with more than $150,000 in slot jackpots to several Rewards Club members. Just a few of these lucky players are highlighted below. MarketWire

DTI LitWorks Offering Certified Litigation Support Professional Training in Washington, D.C.
DTI, the nation's largest independent provider of e-discovery services and managed document review, and its wholly owned training company, LitWorks™, have announced a series of training sessions for Washington, D.C. area litigation support professionals MarketWire

Green Hills Software to Showcase Its Technology for Automotive Electronics and Trusted Mobile Solutions at the 2014 International CES Conference and Associated Programs
Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded and mobile virtualization solutions, will be unveiling its latest products and technology for safe and secure mobile and automotive electronics at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), January 7 - 10, 2014; the Consumer Telematics Show (CTS), January 6, 2014; and the GENIVI CES Showcase, January 6 - 8, 2014 MarketWire

MyAssist to Present at Consumer Telematics Show 2014
MyAssist™, the nation's leading provider of personal-assistance services and connection-generated data, announced today it will participate in a panel at the Consumer Telematics Show 2014 in Las Vegas on January 6, 2014 MarketWire

Cott Announces Notice of Intent to Redeem All of the Remaining Outstanding 8.375% Senior Notes Due 2017
Cott Corporation ("Cott") (NYSE: COT) (TSX: BCB) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cott Beverages Inc., gave notice to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association ("Wells Fargo"), the trustee under the indenture governing the 8.375% Senior Notes due 2017 (the "Notes"), of its intent to redeem all $15.0 million in aggregate principal amount of the remaining outstanding Notes at 104 MarketWire

Rolling Strong Launches Free "Give Me Ten" Driver Wellness Initiative Supported by Free Live Weekly Coaching Sessions With Bob Perry, The Trucker Trainer
Rolling Strong, the leader in driver wellness providing a driver wellness program that is driver-designed and driver-delivered where professional truck and bus drivers work and live, on the road, is pleased to announce a free weight loss initiative "Give Me Ten" during the month of January. MarketWire

Pizza Patron Heats Up New Year With "Any 3 for $18" Promotion
Pizza Patrón is blazing into the New Year with an incredible deal for Pizza Patrón customers -- for a limited time they can get any three large pizzas for only $18. That means customers can order three large pizzas with any toppings for $18. MarketWire

Brookfield Office Properties to Hold Conference Call & Webcast of 2013 Fourth Quarter & Full-Year Financial Results Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM (ET)
Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (NYSE: BPO) (TSX: BPO) announced today that its 2013 fourth and full-year financial results will be released prior to the market open on Friday, January 31, 2014. Analysts, investors and other interested parties are invited to participate in the company's live conference call reviewing the results on Friday, January 31, at 11:00 AM (ET) MarketWire

WGRZ-TV Introduces STORMTEAM 2 WeatherNation TV
WeatherNation TV, Inc. announced today its partnership with WGRZ-TV to broadcast 24/7 weather news on Buffalo's digital TV channel 2.2 and on Time Warner Channel digital 1245 serving the Western New York market. MarketWire

Audi R8 LMS GTD Drivers Prepare to Defend 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona
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TaxACT Ushers in New Tax Season With "You Got This" Sweepstakes
TaxACT®, the value leader in tax preparation solutions, will be giving away approximately $30,000 in cash and prizes in the "You Got This" Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes began yesterday and will continue through March 7. MarketWire

Best's Review Magazine Recognizes RGA for Innovation
RGA Reinsurance Company, a subsidiary of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA), has been recognized for forward thinking by Best's Review magazine in the publication's annual Innovation Showcase forum. RGA was one of 12 companies in the insurance industry whose unique, creative approaches to problem solving will be featured in the January 2014 edition of Best's Review magazine MarketWire

Mackinac Financial Corporation Completes the Redemption of Remaining TARP Stock
Mackinac Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MFNC), the bank holding company for mBank (the "Bank"), today announced that on December 31, 2013, it completed the redemption of its remaining 4,000 shares of outstanding Series A fixed rate cumulative preferred stock. MarketWire

Advanced Cannabis Solutions Meets Requirements for Capital Raise
Advanced Cannabis Solutions (ACS) (OTCQB: CANN) announced today that it has successfully met the minimum capital raise requirements for its current $5 million convertible debt placement. This offering, managed by the Denver office of the brokerage firm Spencer Edwards, will be used in the near future to fund several real estate acquisitions of marijuana grow facilities in Colorado. MarketWire

BMO Global Asset Management Launches Nine New Funds to Better Address the Needs of Investors
BMO Global Asset Management today launched nine new funds to better meet the evolving needs of investors. The addition of these funds further expands and diversifies the BMO Fund's robust roster, which now stands at 41. MarketWire

RRsat to Present at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of comprehensive digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, announced today that Avi Cohen, chief executive officer, will present on January 15, 2014 at 4:50 p.m. ET in the Kennedy I room at the 16th Annual Needham Growth Conference MarketWire

Private Care Association Shares 10 Warning Signs That an Elderly Loved One May Need In-Home Private Care, Advice on Where to Find Caregivers
After millions of Americans gathered with their loved ones this holiday season and had an opportunity to interact with each other more than they normally do, elder care experts advise to reflect on the behavior of elderly friends or family members in order to identify potential signs of deteriorating health. MarketWire

Sean Hannity Joins the Line-up in Chicago on AM 560 The Answer
Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced today a new lineup for WIND, AM 560 The Answer in Chicago, including the addition of Sean Hannity, and an expanded morning show with John Howell and Amy Jacobson MarketWire

Great Plains Holdings, Inc. Closes on First Real Estate Asset Located in Wildwood, FL
Great Plains Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: GTPH) is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, Ashland Holdings, LLC, has closed on the purchase of two adjacent parcels of land in Wildwood, FL totaling approximately 0.9 acres. The acquisition includes a 1,400 square foot corporate office building and an additional parcel of land that includes a mobile home. MarketWire

Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the global leader in domain names, announced that its earnings call for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013 will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. (EST). MarketWire

Piling High: What's in a Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza
While our restaurants at Chicago hotels offer excellent options, visitors who have the time to venture out should indulge in the original Chicago deep-dish pizza. MarketWire

SDLP - Seadrill Partners LLC 2013 AGM Results Notification
London, United Kingdom, January 2, 2014 - Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE: SDLP) (the "Company") advises that the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Members of the Company scheduled for December 30, 2013 at 9:30 am London time, at 2nd Floor, 566 Chiswick High Road, Building 11, Chiswick Business Park, London W4 5YS, United Kingdom was adjourned for absence of a quorum GlobeNewswire

VOLTA FINANCE - RESULT OF THE SCRIP DIVIDEND OPTION
NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES GlobeNewswire

MPLX LP to Announce 2013 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results Jan. 29
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 2, 2014 - MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX), a master limited partnership formed by Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), announced today that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. EST to provide an update on company operations and to discuss 2013 fourth-quarter and full-year financial results, which will be released earlier that day. GlobeNewswire

Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Announce 2013 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results Jan. 29
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 2, 2014 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) announced today that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. EST to provide an update on company operations and to discuss 2013 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results, which will be released earlier that day. GlobeNewswire

Chanticleer Holdings Announces Acquisition of Two Hooters Restaurants in Oregon and Washington State
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - January 02, 2014) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc MarketWire

SmartMetric Files Opening Brief in the Federal Circuit Court in Its Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Visa Inc. & MasterCard International Claiming $13.4 Billion
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- Speaking today from NEW YORK, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said that on December the 23rd it filed in the Federal Circuit Court its opening brief in its continuation of the SmartMetric patent infringement litigation against Visa Inc. and MasterCard International MarketWire

Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Adds New Locations for 2014 Steam Excursions
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum announces its Spring 2014 21st Century Steam excursion schedule today. The steam excursions are part of the multi-year partnership with Norfolk Southern and are visiting new territory in 2014. MarketWire

QED Connect Inc. Update
Management of QED Connect, Inc. (OTC Pink: QEDN) today announced that its oil and gas portfolio company, Energy Today Inc., has completed the acquisition of AFON 2010, its first oil and gas investment. MarketWire

IAS Sells Its Imbalance Management Operations
International Asset Systems® (IAS), the leader in cloud-based solutions for intermodal transportation, announces that the company has sold its InterChange and SlotXChange services to a team led by Robbie Pilkington, IAS' Imbalance Management vice president for over 10 years. The new entity, Slotsmart Logistics (Hong Kong) Ltd MarketWire

Nitro Petroleum Inc.: Update on Giant 2-21
Nitro Petroleum Inc. (OTCBB: NTRO) is announcing an update on the ongoing completion on their Giant #2-21 in Section 21-2N-8W, Stephens County, Oklahoma. Nitro Petroleum Inc. has been able to generate an IP of 40 barrels of oil per day for the first two weeks with 50+ MCFG per day with no water from the Upper & Lower Sears Sands MarketWire

Fixed Mortgage Rates Start the Year Higher
Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates continuing to edge higher as we enter the new year. MarketWire

January 4th Grand Opening of Fields Foods Brings Fresh, Locally-Produced Food to St. Louis
Fields Foods®, a locally owned and operated grocery store specializing in locally-produced food products and trusted brands, will open its doors to the public on January 4th at 1500 Lafayette Avenue near the south side of St. Louis. The highly anticipated store is dedicated to bringing fresh, high-quality foods to residents of St MarketWire

Alimony Reform Movement Growing in South Carolina
South Carolina Alimony Reform, a state non-profit organization, will be hosting a public conference on January 11, 2014. The group has taken the initiative to advance alimony awards through consistency, modifications, predictability and structure. MarketWire

BioNitrogen Completes Casale Group Funding for EPC Cost Estimate
BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. (PINKSHEETS: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes patented technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced today that it has funded $340,000 to the Casale Group to finalize the engineering design work in support of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) initial cost estimate MarketWire

SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard(R): Optimism Soars
GLENVIEW, IL--(Marketwired - January 02, 2014) - SurePayroll Inc., a leader in providing online payroll to small businesses nationwide, today announced results for the December 2013 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard® and survey, which shows a significant rise in optimism from a year ago, an indication small businesses are in for a better year in 2014. MarketWire

China Commercial Credit CEO Reports on Strength of Company's Real Estate Collateral
China Commercial Credit, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCCR), a microfinance company whose major business is providing microcredit loans and loan guarantees to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), farmers and individuals in Jiangsu Province, today commented on the strength of the real estate holdings it possesses as collateral against direct loans. MarketWire

Replicel Announces Conditional Approval from TSX Venture Exchange
RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (the "Company" or "RepliCel") (OTCQB: REPCF) (CNSX: RP) is pleased to announce that it has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") for the listing of its common shares on the TSXV. The listing is subject to the Company fulfilling certain requirements of the TSXV in accordance with the terms of the conditional approval MarketWire

Turquoise Hill Rights to Cease Trading on NYSE and NASDAQ on January 6, 2014 and on TSX at Noon on January 7, 2014
Turquoise Hill Resources today reminded eligible holders of rights that the Company's current rights offering will expire at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 7, 2014. MarketWire

Acquisition of CeeTox
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Labor SMART, Inc. Closes Out Its Second Full Year of Operations With $16,558,149 in Revenues for 2013
Labor SMART, Inc. (OTCQB: LTNC) (the "Company") an emerging provider of on-demand temporary staffing, today announced year end revenues of $16,558,149 as the Company closes out 2013. MarketWire

Williams & Williams to Auction 9.36 +/- Acres of Prime Development Land in Los Altos, California
Williams & Williams (www.williamsauction.com), the premier brand in real estate auctions, today announced it will auction 9.36+/- acres of prime development land in Los Altos, California on behalf of a private seller MarketWire

Check Point Software to Announce 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results on January 28, 2014
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and year-end financial results for the year ending December 31, 2013, on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, before the U.S. financial markets open MarketWire

Jim Skidmore Joins BIO-key as Senior Vice President of Global Sales
BIO-key International, Inc. (OTCQB: BKYI), a global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, advanced mobile authentication and identity assurance technologies, today announced that Jim Skidmore, has joined BIO-key and has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Sales. MarketWire

RMG Networks' CEO Garry McGuire to Present at Needham Growth Conference
RMG Networks Holding Corporation, or RMG Networks, (NASDAQ: RMGN) a leading provider of technology-driven video advertising and visual communications solutions, will present at Needham & Company's 16th Annual Growth Conference taking place in New York on January 14-16, 2014. MarketWire

Texas Rare Earth Resources to Host Shareholder Update Conference Call on January 6, 2014
Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER), a heavy rare earths exploration company, will host a shareholder update conference call on Monday, January 6th from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST. During the call, members of management and the board of directors will discuss the Round Top Project and the recently completed PEA MarketWire

Northwest Pipe Company Acquires Permalok Corporation
Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) announced today that it has acquired Permalok Corporation, a fabricator of steel piping utilizing the Permalok patented interlocking pipe joining system. MarketWire

Novabase Ditigal TV Technologies GMBH Selects Sigma Designs' SoC and HTTV's Open Middleware for First HDMI Stick Form Factor IPTV STB With HBBTV Capabilities
Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, today announced that Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH, company owned by Novabase, the Portuguese leader in IT, has selected Sigma Designs' SMP8674 media processor for its HDMI-Stick IPTV STB MarketWire

Alpha Network Alliance Ventures Inc. Affiliate Program Exceeds Expectations for Soft Launch's Initial Results, Has High Expectations for 2014
Having only begun its soft launch less than two weeks ago, ANAV International Marketing Philippines Inc., of Alpha Network Alliance Ventures Inc. (OTCQB: ANAV), surpassed its goal of expected signs ups. MarketWire

Smith Micro Software to Present at Needham Growth Conference in New York on January 14, 2014
Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility solutions, today announced that William W. Smith, Jr., president and CEO, and Andy Schmidt, CFO, will be presenting at the Needham & Company 16th Annual Growth Conference on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference is being held at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. MarketWire

Magellan to Unveil Sporting App Categories and New Colors for the Echo Smart Sports Watch at CES
Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, has announced that it will bring on additional sporting applications to the current Echo smartwatch at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas MarketWire

GlobalWise Announces Its MarketCommand(TM) Launch
GlobalWise Investments, Inc. (OTCQB: GWIV) (OTCBB: GWIV) (the "Company") (www.GlobalWiseInvestments.com) and its wholly owned subsidiary Intellinetics, Inc., a provider of cloud-based and premise-based Enterprise Content Management ("ECM") systems in both the public and private sectors, today announced the launch of its new MarketCommand™ partner program. MarketWire

Frontier Beverage Company Subsidiary Plans Additional Signings in 2014
Frontier Beverage Company Inc., (OTCQB: FBEC) subsidiary 22 Social Club Productions Inc. announced today that it plans to sign additional joint ventures, partnerships and acquisitions through 2014. MarketWire

Stellar Biotechnologies Issues Year-End Results and Highlights From 2013
Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. ("Stellar" or "the Company") (OTCQB: SBOTF) (TSX VENTURE: KLH), announced today the filing of its annual report for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013 and financial results and operational highlights for 2013. MarketWire

NYNE Introduces New Lifestyle-Inspired Audio Products at CES 2014
NYNE, an innovator of lifestyle inspired audio products, will unveil its next generation of speakers at CES 2014. The new lineup consists of four portable Bluetooth speakers designed to make life more enjoyable by letting consumers take their music with them and share it anytime, anywhere. The 2014 line will be showcased at CES in Central Hall Booth #11626. MarketWire

Alberta Oil Sands Sees Three Paths to Market for Crude Production, an Industrial Info News Alert
Alberta has seen a tremendous boom in oil production since the huge reserves of bitumen, also known as tar or oil sands, have become economical to extract. As with most new plays, the problem now faced by producers is getting that oil to market. With more markets opening up to Alberta crude oil, pipelines headed east, west and south are giving producers plenty of options in choosing a market. MarketWire

Ontario Looks to Hydropower for Energy Growth, With $1.6 Billion in Projects Planned, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Ontario has launched the latest review of its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) to assist in establishing specific targets for renewable generation. The review is an opportunity to look beyond 2018 and examine the potentially bigger role for hydroelectric generation in meeting Ontario's needs MarketWire

Gigastone Set to Make North American Debut at CES 2014
Gigastone Corporation, a leading Taiwan-based technology manufacturer, is set to make its North American debut at 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. The company holds patents for a variety of mobile and networking technologies, as well as owns flash-controller technology. It will be located in LVH Hospitality Suite 17-121 during CES' four-day run. MarketWire

Infinity Energy Resources Completes 2-D Seismic Survey Activities on Tyra and Perlas Blocks Offshore Nicaragua
Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: IFNY), an independent oil and gas exploration and development company, today announced that it has completed a 2-D seismic survey covering selected areas within the boundaries of its 1.4 million-acre oil and gas Concessions in the Caribbean Sea offshore Nicaragua. MarketWire

E FUN Introduces First Quad-Core Nextbook Android Tablets at CES 2014
E FUN, a consumer electronics designer and manufacturer of fun, easy-to-use lifestyle products, is debuting its first quad-core Nextbook Android tablets at CES 2014. The Nextbook 8 and Nextbook 10 tablets feature Android Jelly Bean 4.2, Google Play, and new, narrow frame bezels. The 2014 line of Nextbook Android tablets will be on display at CES in South Hall MP25055, January 7-10. MarketWire

Kansas City Business Journal Names Grantham a Top Area University
Each year, the Kansas City Business Journal compiles its list of the Top Area Colleges and Universities. This is the second year that Grantham University was named as the third largest college in the Kansas City area based on fall enrollments. MarketWire

Epicor and Retail Orphan Initiative Partner to Raise Funds for Children at NRF 2014
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Horizon Pharma Announces Availability of Horizon-Labeled VIMOVO(R) in the United States
Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP) today announced that Horizon-labeled VIMOVO® (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium) delayed-release tablets are now available to U.S. physicians MarketWire

New York City Dentist Builds Confidence and Careers With a Smile
Dr. Michael Kosdon believes that a beautiful smile is an asset for people in all aspects of life. Because the condition of a smile can be directly tied to self-esteem and confidence, he says the state of a smile can impact everything from a patient's career to patient's personal life. At Dr MarketWire

Lepow to Introduce Uniquely Designed 'Mod' Bluetooth Speaker at CES 2014
Lepow International, a mobile device accessories company focused on creative designs and ideas, will introduce its throwback-named, ultra-modern designed Bluetooth speaker, the Mod, at 2014 International CES. It is inspired by record players from the 1960s and incorporates today's latest technology such as Bluetooth 4.0, 360-degree surround sound and four sound modes MarketWire

San Diego Dentist Embraces Mobile Technology With New Website
Dr. Cathy J. Santone, a dentist in San Diego, leads her practice with a commitment to creating a positive experience for each patient MarketWire

Pacific Commerce Bank Reports Opening of Its San Diego Branch
Pacific Commerce Bank (OTCQB: PFCI) (OTCBB: PFCI) today reported that on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 it opened a new, full-service branch in San Diego County. The new branch is a key part of the Bank's overall organic growth strategy MarketWire

Z-Wave Extends Smart Home Market Leadership With 1000th Certified Product
The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave, the world's largest ecosystem for wireless control products and services, announces the arrival of the 1,000th Z-Wave product. The landmark number was achieved by Linear Corporation for the company's innovative GD00Z Z-Wave garage door controller. MarketWire

Z-Wave Becomes Multi-Sourced Standard as Home Control Market Heats Up Globally
Sigma Designs, the leader in connected media platforms, and Mitsumi are pleased to announce that Mitsumi is now a licensed second source for Z-Wave® 500 series wireless RF technology, a Sigma Designs technology MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: December 2013 ADP National Employment Report(R) to Be Released on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
WHAT: ADP®, a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, will release the December 2013 ADP National Employment Report on Wednesday, January 8, at 8:15 a.m. ET. The data will be posted on www.ADPemploymentreport.com and issued in a news release via Marketwired MarketWire

What Can I Expect From a Mommy Makeover? Connecticut Plastic Surgeon Explains
Many women search for ways to get their bodies back into shape after pregnancy and raising children. When even the strictest diet and exercise routines do not produce satisfactory results, some women opt for what's called a Mommy Makeover procedure -- a combination of plastic surgery treatments designed to restore their pre-pregnancy figure. An average mommy makeover at Dr MarketWire

Amazonica Corp. Announces Hiring of G. P. Glazunov as Consultant and His Appointment to the Scientific Advisory Board
Amazonica Corp. (OTCQB: AMZZ) (OTCBB: AMZZ) ("Amazonica" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has hired Dr. Gennadiy Petrovich Glaznuzov as consultant and appointed him to the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. MarketWire

Beverly Hills Dentist Maintains Successful Practice in Dubai
When he is not providing dental care for Hollywood celebrities like Cee Lo Green, Kanye West, and the Kardashian family, Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Kevin Sands, DDS is busy treating patients halfway around the world. In 2011, Dr. Sands expanded his practice internationally by extending his dental services to patients in Dubai and the Middle East. According to a recent blog post titled Dr MarketWire

Cobra Electronics Displays Its Newest Lineup of Product Innovations at 2014 International CES
Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, will demonstrate its complete lineup of new and innovative consumer electronics products and accessories at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, taking place January 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center MarketWire

How to Pick the Right College
(Family Features) Selecting the right college means not only choosing where you'll live for the next four years, but finding the best fit for your personality, interests and your family's financial situation. It's often one of the biggest decisions many teens have ever faced. MarketWire

INFOMEDIA TO ACQUIRE VRINGO'S MOBILE PLATFORMS AND PARTNER SERVICES BUSINESS
NEW YORK - January 2, 2013 - Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of intellectual property and mobile technologies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Infomedia Services Ltd GlobeNewswire

Zhone Technologies to Report Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Zhone Investor Relations Zhone Public Relations Tel: +1 510.777.7013 Tel: +1 404.460.8578 Fax: +1 510.777.7001 E: aurora.arlet@edelman.com E: investor-relations@zhone.com   GlobeNewswire

Ahlstrom completes the sale of its West Carrollton plant to West Carrollton Parchment and Converting
Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE January 2, 2014 at 9.30 GlobeNewswire

Trading in Valmet Corporation's shares on the official list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd begins today
Valmet Corporation's stock exchange release on January 2, 2014 at 9:55 a.m. EET GlobeNewswire

BW Offshore: Acquired VLCC for future projects
BW Offshore has exercised an option to acquire the tanker Blue Opal for USD 83.4 million from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering ("DSME").Blue Opal is a DSME designed and built VLCC (320,000 dwt) from 2012. GlobeNewswire

Option to combine and unite Incap's and Inission's business operations has expired
Incap CorporationStock Exchange Release2 January 2014 at 8.30 am GlobeNewswire

Glu Mobile's Eternity Warriors 3 Launches with full suite of GluOn Features
Glu Mobile's Eternity Warriors 3 Launches with full suite of GluOn FeaturesLeading online-RPG franchise live with new playable heroes, real-time chat, player-to-player messaging, and guild tournaments GlobeNewswire

RHJ International Announces Spin-off of Ripplewood Merchant Banking Operations
Brussels, January 2, 2014 - RHJ International ("RHJI") is announcing today that it has completed the spin-off of the merchant banking business previously conducted through Ripplewood into a new entity, Kleinwort Benson Advisors LLC ("KBA") GlobeNewswire

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