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Alex and Ani CEO Purchases Newport's Wyndham Estate for $6.8M
PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - January 03, 2014) - Giovanni Feroce, CEO of Alex and Ani, announced today his latest re-investment into the Rhode Island community with his purchase of a recently restored Newport mansion, the Wyndham Estate, for a $6.8M cash deal brought together by Prudential Gammons Reality's, Allen Gammons MarketWire

Face-Off Tonight Between Missouri and Oklahoma State Will Commence in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwired - January 03, 2014) - Missouri, the SEC East Division Champion, will face off with Oklahoma State for the 78th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, January 3, 2014. Missouri will be making its third appearance, and OSU is making its fourth trip to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic MarketWire

Living Essentials Announces Donation From Sales of Raspberry Flavored 5-Hour ENERGY(R) in Support of Living Beyond Breast Cancer
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI--(Marketwired - January 03, 2014) - Living Essentials, LLC (the distributor of 5-hour ENERGY® shots) today announced a donation of $344,269.20 to Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), a national nonprofit education and support organization serving women and families affected by breast cancer MarketWire

UPDATE: Novabase Digital 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

Talonvest Capital Negotiates $60.6 Million of Storage Financings
Talonvest Capital, Inc., a boutique self storage and commercial real estate advisor serving clients throughout the U.S., recently structured, negotiated, and closed self storage acquisition and refinance assignments totaling over $60 million. MarketWire

Allied Energy, Inc. Announces Resignation of Director and Dissolution of Non-Economic Partnerships
Allied Energy, Inc. ("Company") (OTC Pink: AGGI) today announced that on December 30, 2013, Robert Anastario, Jr. resigned as a member of the board of directors of the Company. Richard Muller and Scott Harris are the two continuing directors of the Company. MarketWire

Navigation Solutions and Hertz NeverLost(R) Harness Magellan's SmartGPS Eco Content Services

Quaterra Responds to Continuous Disclosure Review
Quaterra Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE: QTA)(NYSE MKT: QMM) (the "Company" or "Quaterra") announces that as a result of a review by the British Columbia Securities Commission ("BCSC"), it is issuing this news release to clarify its disclosure regarding the following issues. MarketWire

Western Gas Partners Announces Closing of Issuance Under Exercise of Underwriters' Over-Allotment Option
Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) today announced that it has closed the issuance of 300,000 common units representing limited partner interests under the partial exercise of the 675,000 common unit over-allotment option granted to the underwriters in connection with its recent public offering of 4,500,000 common units. Aggregate net proceeds from the offering of approximately $291 MarketWire

AnyMeeting Launches Desktop App to Make Online Meetings Even Simpler, More Accessible
AnyMeeting (, a leading provider of web and video conferencing software for small business, today announced the launch of "AnyMeeting Desktop", a simple Windows system tray application that simplifies starting and joining meetings -- making online meetings even more accessible for everyday use. MarketWire CEO Scott Starbuck to Be Interviewed on Clear Channel DFW 1190AM, Inc. a leading online retailer and importer fine European luxury footwear for women and men today announced that CEO Scott Starbuck will be interviewed live by Michal Yorba on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio's Traders Network, Friday, January 3rd, 2014, at 2:45pm CST / 12:45pm PST / 3:45pm EST. MarketWire

Meeting Space at Your Fingertips With Courtyard Ottawa East Hotel Accommodations
The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, formerly known as the Hampton Inn Ottawa & Conference Centre, was recently renamed and is Ottawa's premier conference and events centre. When asked about what the changes meant for the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, management said "Same great facility, same great food and service, simply a new name that exemplifies who we are." MarketWire

5-Star Hotel in Brisbane Unlocks the City's Best Experiences for Teen Guests
Travellers may flock to Brisbane for its business, retail and cultural attractions, but teenage guests have an entirely different set of priorities. And while teens may not determine the family itinerary, they certainly can impact it for better or worse MarketWire

Concerts Bring the Sound of (Modern) Music to Downtown Vienna Hotels
Austria may be the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for one of the most famous musicals of all time, but it is Vienna's downtown streets that are alive with the sound of music these days, thanks to the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel MarketWire

Maker Faire Celebrates 100 Faires Around the Globe in 2013
Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, brought more making, creating, and inspiration to communities around the world this year than ever before -- 100 Maker Faire events reaching over 530,000 people who came together to celebrate making MarketWire

T2 and DPT Create Combined Enterprise
T2 Systems and Digital Payment Technologies (DPT) today announced the execution of a definitive agreement for T2's acquisition of DPT. The combination of the companies is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014 subject to DPT shareholder and Canadian regulatory approval. MarketWire

Enviro-Log Offers Safety Tips for Extreme Winter Weather
Enviro-Log®, Inc., a leader in eco-friendly products for home heating and outdoor activities, urges households to prepare for extreme winter weather by following important safety tips that can help protect family members. MarketWire

Shift4 Renews Sponsorship of PGA Tour Professional Ryan Moore
Shift4 Corporation, provider of DOLLARS ON THE NET®, the world's largest independent payment gateway, continues its involvement in the world of professional golf by today announcing a renewal of its sponsorship agreement with Las Vegas-based PGA TOUR player Ryan Moore. MarketWire

Sintana Energy Inc. Announces Director Resignation
Sintana Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: SNN) ("Sintana" or "Company") announces that Mr. Grant Fagerheim has resigned as a Director of the Company, effective as of January 1, 2014. He recently advised the Board that he no longer has sufficient available time to effectively fulfill his role as a Director. MarketWire

Fuhu, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation Launch the DreamTab
Fuhu, Inc., creator of the award-winning nabi® tablet, and DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) have joined forces to unveil the DreamTab, a state-of-the-art new tablet designed from the ground-up just for kids MarketWire

Chief Operating Officer Ted Tinson Joins Sheppard Mullin
Ted Tinson has joined Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP as Chief Operating Officer. Tinson joins from Dentons, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer for, and also carried out many of the COO functions, Dentons' U.S. and Asia-Pacific regions. He is based in Sheppard Mullin's Los Angeles office. MarketWire

Align Technology to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2013 Results on January 30, 2014
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) announced today that the Company will report fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 financial results on Thursday, January 30, 2014 after the close of market. Financial results will be released at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT) and will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at MarketWire

Georgia Commerce Bancshares, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Brookhaven Bank
Georgia Commerce Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Georgia Commerce Bank, announced the completion of the acquisition of Brookhaven Bank after receiving all shareholder and regulatory approvals. This acquisition transaction creates a nearly $1 billion in assets banking franchise for Georgia Commerce Bank. MarketWire

Marani Brands Announces Full Trademark Registration Acceptance in Mexico
Marani Brands (OTC Pink: MRIB) announces full trademark registration acceptance in Mexico. MarketWire

Nitro Petroleum Inc.-News Release: Elmo 2 Update
Nitro Petroleum Inc. (OTCBB: NTRO) has just attained a Working Interest in a well named the Elmo #2 with a proposed spud date of 1-8-2014. The well is located in the W/2 of the SE of the SW/4 of Section 8-T16N-R2E in Lincoln County, Oklahoma. The well is a shallow venture with the target formation being the Osage-Layton Sand with a proposed drilling depth of 3,600' MarketWire

Silicon Legal Strategy Welcomes Former DLA Piper Associate Jillean Dubatowka
Silicon Legal Strategy today announced that Jillean Dubatowka has joined the firm as an associate in its San Francisco office. MarketWire

DarbeeVision Cuts Through Haze and Fog, Brings a New Dimension of Clarity to Security Systems
DarbeeVision, Inc, the digital enhancement pioneer, has unveiled its brand new Reveal technology, which creates a profound level of image quality for security/surveillance applications. DarbeeVision will be on hand in Las Vegas at the 2014 International CES to give live demos of the new technology. MarketWire

Shopper Frenzy to Finish Off the Holiday Season, According to Euclid's December U.S. Retail Benchmarks
Euclid, the leader of in-store retail analytics, measured data on nearly 25 million domestic shopping sessions during December, revealing that shopper traffic and window conversion improved as heavy promotions kept holiday shoppers coming to the mall and consumer confidence rebounded to a five month high MarketWire

TAB Bank Announces Recent Transactions
TAB Bank is pleased to announce the closing of two transactions during the final week of December. Each funding represents TAB's lasting commitment in providing custom financial solutions to small and medium-sized businesses across the United States. MarketWire

Dan Caplis Joins the Line-up in Denver on News/Talk 710 KNUS
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 News/Talk 710 KNUS in Denver, including the addition of conservative rights advocate, Dan Caplis, well known as a Denver TV and radio talk host MarketWire

Taglich Brothers Initiates Coverage on Noble Roman`s Inc. (OTCQB:NROM) with Speculative Buy Recommendation - Video Research Alert on
Vancouver, BC, January 3, 2014 - Taglich Brothers has initiated coverage on Noble Roman`s Inc. (OTCQB:NROM). Analyst Howard Halpern gives the company a speculative buy rating, and a 12 month price target of $3.15, a premium of 77% to the $1.78 price the day the report was issued. GlobeNewswire

Star Minerals Group (CNSX:SUV) Lists on Canadian National Stock Exchange - Video News Alert on
Vancouver, BC, January 3, 2014 - Star Minerals Group (CNSX:SUV) is one of the latest new listings on the Canadian National Stock Exchange, and is trading under the symbol SUV. The company is focused on the strategic acquisition and development of uranium, diamond, oil & gas, precious metal and rare earth properties. GlobeNewswire

ESI supports NUMISHEET 2014: The 9th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Sheet Metal Forming
ESI supports NUMISHEET 2014 GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Acquires Financial Tools
Minneapolis (January 3, 2014) - Wolters Kluwer Financial Services today announced it has acquired Financial Tools, Inc., the provider of CASH Suite(TM)-an enterprise-wide financial analysis and credit risk management solution for U.S. commercial lenders. GlobeNewswire

Advanced Cannabis Solutions Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Property
Advanced Cannabis Solutions (ACS) (OTCQB: CANN) announced today that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire property in Pueblo County that is the primary growing location for a premier Southern Colorado dispensary. The property, consisting of roughly 3 acres and a warehouse building, meets all zoning and licensing requirements for the ongoing production of legal cannabis MarketWire

OPTIMIZERx Corporation Executes New Terms to Securities Redemption Option Agreement With Vicis
OPTIMIZERx Corp. (OTCQB: OPRX) announced on January 2, 2014, we executed an Amendment to the Securities Redemption Option Agreement with Vicis Capital Master Fund ("Vicis") to, among other things, extend the term of our option to March 31, 2014 and reduce the price of the option from nine million dollars ($9,000,000) to six million dollars ($6,000,000) MarketWire

Acer Debuts Iconia A1-830 Tablet -- Premium, Stylish Design With 7.9-Inch IPS Display
Editors' Summary: Stylish, premium design features aluminum metal back cover Stunning visuals on 7 MarketWire

Kiwi Wearable Tech Launches the Next-Generation Wearable: The Kiwi Move
Kiwi Wearable Technologies Ltd. today announces the launch of its pre-order campaign for the Kiwi Move. The Kiwi Move is an internet-enabled device that can be used to track your daily physical activities, interact with and control internet-connected devices at home, record voice notes and secure your valuables. MarketWire

Boreal Water Collection, Inc. (BRWC) Receives Notification That the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Has Completed Its Review of the Company's Form 10 Registration Statement; BRWC Is Now a Reporting Company Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Boreal Water Collection, Inc. (OTCQB: BRWC), a company that is positioning itself as a leader in providing private labeled bottled water to high end customers, today announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has advised the Company that the SEC has completed its review of the Company's Registration Statement on Form 10, filed on December 9, 2013, as amended. MarketWire

Rising India, Inc. Finds Senior Housings Top 10 Mega Deals of 2013; Positive Direction for Company's Projected Projects
Rising India, Inc. (OTC Pink: RSII) finds Senior Housings top 10 Mega Deals of 2013. A positive direction for Company's projected projects. MarketWire

UPDATE: Biozone Completes Acquisition of Cocrystal Discovery and Begins Transformation to High Growth Biotech Company
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ--(Marketwired - January 03, 2014) - Biozone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: BZNE) today announced that it has finalized its planned merger with Cocrystal Discovery, Inc., a privately-held, biotechnology company developing antiviral therapeutics for human diseases MarketWire

Audi Establishes U.S. Sales Record of 158,061 Vehicles Sold in 2013

Neuro-Hitech, Inc. Board Approves Name Change
Neuro-Hitech, Inc. (OTC Pink: NHPI) is pleased to announce the board has voted and approved to change the name of the company to Natural Hitech Petroleum, Inc. (NHPI) to better represent the focus of the company. The Company is in the process of changing its main focus toward the natural resources sector and will be focusing on locations in the Fort Worth Basin in Texas MarketWire

Vycor Medical Completes Initial Close of Equity Offering
Vycor Medical, Inc. ("Vycor" or the "Company") (OTCQB: VYCO) yesterday completed the sale of $1,276,900 in Units comprising Common Stock and Warrants (the "Units") to accredited investors (the "Investors"). The Units were issued pursuant to the terms of separate Stock Purchase Agreements between the Company and each of the Investors MarketWire

Nuvilex's Medical Marijuana Subsidiary Poised for Growth in the New Year
Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB: NVLX) will be starting 2014 off with a flurry of activity inside its wholly owned subsidiary, Medical Marijuana Sciences, Inc. (MMS). After naming Dr. Mark L. Rabe, a leading figure in the medical marijuana industry, as Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for MMS last month, the company announced this week that Dr MarketWire

Florida's Highway Safety Report Finds Crashes Continue to Decrease at Red-Light Safety Camera Intersections
TALLAHASSEE, FL--(Marketwired - January 03, 2014) - For the second consecutive year, red-light cameras are reducing dangerous intersection crashes in a majority of cities and towns in Florida using red-light safety cameras, according to a new study released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles MarketWire

Evena Medical's Eyes-On(TM) Glasses to Be Exhibited at Epson's SmartWare Pavilion at 2014 International CES
2014 International CES, Room S214 -- Evena Medical, a leader in the development of high-quality, high-definition imaging for fast, accurate and precise venous access, today announced the company will be providing demonstrations of its Eyes-On™ Glasses at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) MarketWire

Masimo to Present at 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced that its management is scheduled to present at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time. A live audiocast of the presentation will be available on the Masimo website at website at MarketWire

Magellan to Demonstrate SmartGPS ECO Cloud & Content Services for Connected Car at CES
Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices and content services for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, has announced that it will demonstrate its SmartGPS Eco V2.0 cloud technology for Automotive OEM and Tier 1 customers at 2014 International CES. The demonstration will take place in the Magellan CES booth, MP25740, located in South Hall 2. MarketWire

Gigastone to Introduce Media Streamer Plus at CES 2014
Gigastone Corporation, a leading Taiwan-based technology manufacturer that is making its North American debut at 2014 International CES, will introduce the latest model to its patented Media Streamer line at the show MarketWire

Lepow Set to Announce New Poki Portable Charger at CES 2014
Lepow International, a mobile device accessories company focused on creative designs and ideas, will introduce its newest portable charger, Poki, at 2014 International CES. The name (pronounced pock-e) comes from the unit's small pocket shape, which is constructed in one piece. Its high-quality lithium polymer battery, available in 5,000mAh or 10,000mAh, offers safety and prevents overheating MarketWire

STMicroelectronics Technologies and Complete US-Cable Portfolio Enable the Digital Multimedia Home
Complete offering spans from network access to video processing and in-home connectivity GlobeNewswire

Blue Earth Appoints Robert C. Potts to the Board of Directors
HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwired - January 03, 2014) - Blue Earth, Inc. (OTCQB: BBLU) is pleased to announce that Robert C. Potts was appointed to the Board of Directors effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Potts will continue as the President and Chief Operating Officer for BBLU MarketWire

Biozone Completes Acquisition of Cocrystal Discovery and Begins Transformation to High Growth Biotech Company
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ--(Marketwired - January 03, 2014) - Biozone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: BZNE) today announced that it has finalized its planned merger with Cocrystal Discovery, Inc., a privately-held, biotechnology company developing antiviral therapeutics for human diseases MarketWire

MAX-D HD Audio Hits the Open Road at CES 2014
Max Sound Corporation (OTCQB: MAXD) -- the HD Audio company that dramatically improves the audio quality of music, movies, games and voice -- announced today that it will showcase its proprietary MAX-D HD Audio Technology January 7th-10th at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. MarketWire

HearAtLast (HRAL) Announces Development of Proprietary Software for Off-Site Hearing Screen Tests
HearAtLast Holdings Inc. (OTC Pink: HRAL) is pleased to announce that it has developed a proprietary software program that is used to screen for hearing loss. The software has been developed as a web based program that can be accessed from locations run as affiliate or licensed locations MarketWire

Acer Introduces Acer TA272 HUL Android All-in-One With WQHD Resolution for a Visually Stunning Home Computing Experience

Acer Expands Award-Winning Acer C720 Touchscreen Chromebook Line With New Color Offering
Editors' Summary: Best-selling and award-winning C720 Chromebook line expanded with attractive new color option Acer C720 Chromebook currently ranked No. 1 on the Amazon Top Rated list of laptop computers and No. 1 on the Amazon Notebook Best Sellers list.(5) Consumers will enjoy touch computing on bright 11 MarketWire

Naughty America Gives You a New Use for Those Unwanted Gift Cards
That's right, now you can trade that Target, Best Buy, Starbucks, or any of the dozens of different popular retail gift cards for something you secretly wanted this year. Santa's already gone over his naughty list, so if you are a lucky gift card holder, this new gift card exchange may be for you. MarketWire

Vanguard Energy Corporation Announces Results of Operations for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2013
Vanguard Energy (OTCQX: VNGE), an oil development and production company today announced the results of operations for its Fiscal Year ended September 30, 2013. MarketWire

One-Third of Colorado State Employees Get Involved With New Health Incentive Program
Welltok®, Inc., the pioneering Social Health Management company, announced today it has reached key milestones in its efforts to support Gov. John Hickenlooper's goal to make Colorado the healthiest state in America MarketWire

Technogym Previews the First Google Glass Controlled Treadmill at CES 2014
Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, will showcase the first Google glass controlled treadmill at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, January 7-10 in Las Vegas at booth #26609 in South Hall 2 MarketWire

Broadcast Bender: Three TV Fans Will Attempt to Watch 87 Hours of Television, During the TiVo(R) TV Binge-Viewing World Record Attempt*
TiVo Inc MarketWire

U.S. Metals & Minerals Industry Slates $21.4 Billion in Project Starts for 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The value of U.S. Metals & Minerals Industry projects scheduled to begin construction in 2014 is down 17% when compared with last year. Currently, there are 436 active Metals & Minerals Industry projects in the U.S. totaling $21.4 billion that are scheduled to begin construction during 2014. MarketWire

Saia to Announce Fourth Quarter 2013 Results on January 31, 2014
Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA), a leading multi-regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, truckload brokerage and value-added logistics company announced that it will release its quarterly financial results before the market opens on Friday, January 31, 2014. Saia management will host a conference call to discuss the results later that morning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. MarketWire

Highpower to Attend 2014 International CES in Las Vegas
Highpower International, Inc MarketWire

Every Independent Insurance Agency Can Use Data Analytics in Marketing, Pacific Specialty Insurance Company CEO Writes on
"Data analytics" sounds like it's beyond the reach of the typical independent agency, but it isn't, Brian S. Cohen, CEO of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company, writes on MarketWire

Top 2014 Insurance Technology Challenges Named by X by 2
What will be the top IT challenges and trends for the insurance industry in 2014? X by 2, a consulting firm specializing in the industry, offers these. MarketWire

Insulet Corporation to Present at 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced the Company will participate in the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Management is scheduled to present an overview of the Company on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p MarketWire

Ericsson to demonstrate "Living Life in the Networked Society" at 2014 International CES
President & CEO Hans Vestberg to join the FutureCast Global Innovation of Mobile keynote panel Press briefing with Ericsson and Volvo Cars on January 7, 2 GlobeNewswire

KONE to modernize elevators to improve access to six busy London Underground stations
KONE Corporation, press release, January 3, 2014 GlobeNewswire

The Board of Directors of Biotie Therapies Corp. has Approved Three Year Incentive Plans for Employees
BIOTIE THERAPIES CORP.  Stock Exchange Release  January 3, 2014 at 9.05 am GlobeNewswire

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