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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Announces Closing of Public Offering of 56,250,000 Common Shares
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK) ("Star Bulk" or "Company") announced today the closing of its previously announced public offering of 56,250,000 common shares (the "Shares"), at a price of $3.20 per share. The aggregate proceeds to Star Bulk, net of placement agent fees and offering expenses, were approximately $176.0 million MarketWire

Alfred Culbreth Announces Beverage Stock Review Coverage for LALPINA Water
Alfred Culbreth, CEO of American Premium Water Corporation "APWC" (OTC PINK: HIPH) www.americanpremiumwater.com announces Beverage Stock Review coverage. MarketWire

Norsk Hydro: Sapa (joint venture) Investor Call - Presentation Material
Reference is made to the stock exchange release of February 5, 2015, announcing an investor call to be held by Sapa JV. GlobeNewswire

Peter Mockler Re-Elected Worldwide Leader of BearingPoint
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this release. MarketWire

Turquoise Hill to Host Conference Call Tomorrow Discussing Details of the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Turquoise Hill Resources will host a conference call tomorrow at 10:00 am EDT/7:00 am PDT to discuss details of the recently announced Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan. The call can be accessed through the following dial-in details: MarketWire

Turquoise Hill Provides Additional Details on Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan
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Oyu Tolgoi Shareholders Sign Agreement to Progress the Development of Underground Mine
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - The development of the underground mine at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia has taken a significant step forward today with the signing of the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan (the Plan) by the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto MarketWire

ACORE Brings Together Biofuel Industry to Publish Comments Addressing RFS Rules
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for clarification of the agency's interpretation of feedstock materialwithin the definition of facility under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) (see 40 CFR 80.1401) MarketWire

Sterling Bancorp Acquires Factoring Portfolio From First Capital Corporation
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Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew That al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified "Secret" documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S MarketWire

Metaswitch's Calico Selected by Piston Cloud for Virtual Networking
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - OpenStack Summit -- Metaswitch Networks today announced that Piston Cloud Computing has selected and integrated Project Calico, an open source virtual networking solution that enables the implementation of scalable, standards-based, cloud infrastructures into its latest CloudOS release. MarketWire

Pacific Energy Development Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock
DANVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - PEDEVCO Corp MarketWire

Producer Chad A. Verdi Talks About the Sale of True-Life Boxing Film 'Bleed For This' at Cannes 2015
Investorideas.com, a global investor news source covering leading topics and sectors including sports and entertainment, releases an exclusive follow-up interview with entrepreneurial award-winning movie producer, businessman and investor Chad A. Verdi, following the sale of 'Bleed for This' to Open Road Films at the Cannes film festival. MarketWire

CORRECTION - Red Hawk Casino Voted Best Casino Five Years in a Row
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Bombardier Appoints New President of Business Aircraft
Today, Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.A)(TSX: BBD.B)(OTCQX: BDRBF), took another step to strengthen his leadership team with the appointment of David M. Coleal as President, Bombardier Business Aircraft, effective June 15, 2015. He succeeds Eric Martel, who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities MarketWire

Northwest Meat Company, a Meat Vendor and Distributor, Moves to a New Chicago Location
Northwest Meat Company, a B2B Chicago-based vendor and distributor of quality meats, has moved to a new address at 351 N Justine Street, Chicago, IL. The family-owned and operated wholesale meat company decided to move to the new location in order to better serve its customers for many years to come. MarketWire

Kearny Financial Corp. Announces Completion of Stock Offering and Related Conversion
Kearny Financial Corp., a Maryland corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: KRNY), announced today that it has completed its stock offering and the related conversion from the mutual holding company to the stock holding company form of organization. As a result of the closing of the conversion and stock offering, the Company is now the holding company for Kearny Bank. Kearny Financial Corp MarketWire

The 'Good Times' of Ibiza Invades the Vegas Strip Following the 'Fight of the Century'
The much ballyhooed "Fight of the Century" May 2 between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may have been a letdown, but Las Vegas got its groove back a few days later with an infusion of the intensely-grooving Electronic Dance Music (EDM) of Ibiza via the official U.S. label launch May 6 of Pacific Electronic Music (PEM) (www.pacificelectronicmusic MarketWire

Cricket Stars Call Chakan Hotel Home During India in Pune
The Indian Premier League's (IPL) 8th season is underway, and as the excitement builds to see who will come out on top, teams are playing matches across the country. During the Pune leg of the tournament, the Kings XI Punjabi, as well as visiting teams the Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knightriders, made their home at the Courtyard Pune Chakan. MarketWire

Beyond Fifteen Communications Announces Expansion of Irvine Office With Two New Hires
Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc. (B|15), a leading, full-service public relations and social media marketing agency that combines the range and capabilities of a large agency with the personal accessibility and devoted commitment of a boutique firm, has hired two new account coordinators to join its impressive communications team. MarketWire

Kevin O'Connell Makes History in NASCAR
O'Connell Racing, a Southern California based company, announced today that American racing driver Kevin O'Connell will become the first NASCAR driver to have competed in racing events in all three of NASCAR's international-based series with his entry and race in this weekend's NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17. MarketWire

National Grid's 2014 Energy Efficiency Programs Top Gas and Electric Savings Goals
The more than 41,500 National Grid customers in Rhode Island who participated in the company's 2014 energy efficiency programs can expect to save a combined $427 million over the 13 year lifetime of the programs MarketWire

NuGene International, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
NuGene International, Inc. ("NuGene") (OTCQB: NUGN), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced skin and hair care lines utilizing adipose derived human stem cells and stem cell media, announced today the filing of its Quarterly Report for the three months ended March 31, 2015 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. MarketWire

Verismic Named Top Innovator at Prestigious 2015 Association for Corporation Growth Awards
Verismic -- a global provider of IT management solutions delivered from the cloud -- was bestowed the coveted Innovation Award at the 2015 Association for Corporate Growth® Annual Awards Gala, which recognizes the achievements and exceptional talent of Southern California-based companies. Presented Thursday, May 14 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif MarketWire

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Announces Retirements and New Appointments
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) (the "Company") has appointed Bradley J. Ehrman to serve as its Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Ehrman, age 38, served as the Company's Engineering Manager from 2004 to 2011 when he was named Vice President of Operations. Mr MarketWire

Blue Dolphin Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Blue Dolphin Energy Company ("Blue Dolphin") (OTCQX: BDCO), an independent refiner and marketer of refined petroleum products in the Eagle Ford Shale, reported first quarter 2015 results. MarketWire

eWorld Companies Launches Spring/Summer Inaugural Series With "Evening of Stars and Fashion" in Los Angeles
eWorld Companies, Inc. (OTC PINK: EWRC) has kicked off its Higher Xperience Spring/Summer VIP Inaugural Event Series with a special "Evening of Stars and Fashion" event exclusively for HX Members. The HX Inaugural Event Series will run weekly through August, includes special Platinum VIP events monthly, and will culminate in a huge gala event in September. For event schedule see www MarketWire

CRU Adds ACA Pacific Technology as Distributor in Australia
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Emerald Oil Announces Offering of Common Stock
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX) (the "Company") announced today the launch of an underwritten public offering of the Company's common stock with an aggregate public offering size of $150,000,000 MarketWire

Lam Research Corporation Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.30 per Share
FREMONT, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend to $0.30 per share of common stock, a $0.12 per share or 67% increase. The dividend payment will be made July 1, 2015 to holders of record on June 10, 2015 MarketWire

Zoom(R) Telephonics Enters Into Brand License Agreement for Cable Modem Products in the USA and Canada Effective January 1, 2016
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Zoom Telephonics, Inc MarketWire

Celebrate the Colorful Tropics of Duck Tape(R) at the 12th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape(R) Festival
It's time to pack your bags to travel to the tropics. Sunglasses, check. Sunscreen, check. Duck Tape®? That's right -- it's the 12th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival. Available in more than 250 colors and designs, your favorite fix-all is ready to help you relax on an island surrounded by all things Duck Tape® this Father's Day weekend. MarketWire

DigitalTown Appoints Rob Monster as CEO
DigitalTown, Inc. (OTCQB: DGTW) today announced the appointment of Rob Monster to the position of Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. MarketWire

Conditional Partial Redemption of Trust Certificates (TRUCs), Series 2001-2 Trust; Class A-1 Certificates CUSIP* 89826S202 (NYSE: TZF)
U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as Trustee, under the Standard Terms for Trust Agreements dated as of June 19, 2001, between Bear Stearns Depositor Inc., as Depositor, and U.S MarketWire

Pacific Sands, Inc. Reports Fiscal Third Quarter, Nine Months of 2015 Results
Pacific Sands, Inc. (OTCQB: PFSD) (www.pacificsandsinc.com), which manufactures environmentally friendly, non-toxic pool and spa treatment products, as well as liquid and powder cleaning and laundry products, announced today unaudited results for the company's fiscal third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2015. MarketWire

American Power Group Corporation Second Quarter Results Conference Call Alert
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) today announced it will host a conference call on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM Eastern in which we will discuss the results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and well as recent developments and initiatives. To participate, please call 1-888-364-3109 and ask for the American Power Group call using pass code 1783003. MarketWire

Summer Brings Fun in the Sun but Threats Lurk Beneath the Water's Surface
Romark Laboratories, a Tampa-based pharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative small molecules for treating infectious diseases, and Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc MarketWire

Calling All Dreamers: Marriott Announces Search for Entrepreneur to Operate Container Bar in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Marriott raises a glass to the entrepreneurial spirit with CANVAS, a global incubator designed to bring amazing, locally relevant food and beverage concepts to life at the company's hotels. Beginning today, bartenders, restaurateurs and dreamers have a shot at opening a one-of-a-kind bar that's already built inside a 20 ft. by 8 ft MarketWire

Successful Gulfstream G500 First Flight: A New Milestone for PurePower® PW800 Engines
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today announced that its PurePower® PW814GA engine has achieved another key milestone by successfully powering the first flight of the new Gulfstream G500 long-range business jet. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX). MarketWire

Fiduciary Trust Company International's Teresa Weintraub Named by South Florida Business Journal as an "Influential Business Woman" for 2015
Fiduciary Trust Company International, a global investment management firm serving individuals, families, endowments and foundations and an affiliate of Franklin Templeton Investments, is pleased to announce that Teresa Weintraub, president and CEO of Fiduciary Trust International of the South, has been named by the South Florida Business Journal as an "Influential Business Woman" for 2015 MarketWire

Metaswitch Joins Mirantis Unlocked to Deliver Simplified, Scalable Virtual Networking for OpenStack
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - OpenStack Summit Spring 2015 -- Metaswitch Networks, the world's leading network software provider and the sponsor of the open source effort Project Calico, today joined Mirantis Unlocked, a partner program from pure-play OpenStack company Mirantis that helps infrastructure and solution providers deliver technology to the OpenStack ecosystem. MarketWire

Retail Investors Seek Divergent Strategies in 2015
Investors heading to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) conference in Las Vegas today face two divergent roads of retail commercial real estate opportunities: safe and sound or risky but rewarding. Retail property buyers are lured by steady and consistent returns found in grocery-anchored strip centers, urban high-street storefronts and trophy A malls MarketWire

Green Automotive Company Announces Additions to Board and Management Team
Green Automotive Company (OTC PINK: GACR) announced today the appointment of Ben Rainwater and Agnes Cha to its Board of Directors to broaden the Board's experience in the automotive industry. Additionally, Mr. Rainwater was appointed as the Company's CEO and Ms. Cha was appointed as the Company's SVP, Corporate Affairs effective immediately MarketWire

Grupo Gallegos Hires Lixaida Lorenzo as Creative Director
Grupo Gallegos, one of AdAge's "Agencies to Watch 2015," is pleased to announce the hiring of Lixaida Lorenzo as Creative Director. Lorenzo is one of several additions to the creative department this year, including Executive Creative Director Sebastian Garin who joined the agency in March. MarketWire

Arizona Public Service to Participate in Energy Imbalance Market
FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced today they have signed an agreement for the Phoenix-based utility to begin participation in the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) starting in October 2016. MarketWire

Here's the Scoop: THAT! Inventions Launches ScoopTHAT!(TM) II
THAT!™ Inventions, the brand known for its high-tech, award-winning kitchenware innovations, today announced the launch of ScoopTHAT!™ II, an ice cream scoop that utilizes heat transfer principles to perfectly soften hard ice cream on contact. The kitchen utensil exhibits an advanced version of the award-winning design seen in its predecessor, ScoopTHAT!™, which launched in 2014. MarketWire

Grilling for a Good Cause
(Family Features) It's time to throw on that apron and head outside. Memorial Day is the biggest grilling holiday of the year, and you'll want to show off your barbecue expertise for hungry friends and family. MarketWire

NAJA Announces Amanda Blackhorse as 2015 National Native Media Conference Keynote
NORMAN, OK--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - The keynote for this year's National Native Media Awards Banquet co-hosted by the Native American Journalists Association and Native Public Media will be Amanda Blackhorse, a licensed clinical social worker from Big Mountain, Arizona, who was the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse vs. Pro Football Inc. MarketWire

ASUS Zenfone 2 -- the Smarter Smartphone; Unlocked 16GB Dual SIM Smartphone for $199.99, 64GB for $299.99
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - In the cacophony of phone launches that seems to happen on a daily basis, it’s becoming increasingly harder to stand out in the crowd. A host of features, dazzling cameras, and spectacular screen sizes are not enough -- a smartphone these days needs a little extra push. It needs style. It needs panache. It needs personality. MarketWire

Red Hawk Casino Voted Best Casino Five Years in a Row
Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce that it was once again named the Sacramento area's Best Casino in the 2014 KCRA 3 TV A-List Awards. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Red Hawk has been named Best Casino. Red Hawk Casino restaurants, bars and entertainment also took top honors, proving again why Red Hawk Casino has earned its reputation as Northern California's Best Casino MarketWire

Finacity Receives Presidential Award for Export Service at a Ceremony in Washington, DC
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today presented Finacity Corporation ("Finacity") with the President's "E" Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, DC. The President's "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. MarketWire

Proton Onsite Receives Presidential Award for Export Successes
U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker presented Proton OnSite with the President's "E" Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, DC today. The President's "E" Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. MarketWire

AmeraMex International Reports Revenue for the First Quarter of 2015
AmeraMex International, Inc. (OTC PINK: AMMX), a provider of heavy equipment to infrastructure, shipping, construction and farming companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015. MarketWire

2015 Industry Racing Season to Open With Inaugural "Connor Penhall Memorial Cup"
Connor Concrete Cutting & Coring, a Norco, Calif. family-owned business founded in 2012 by Bruce and Laurie Penhall, is pleased to announce Industry Racing will open its 2015 Speedway Motorcycle Racing Season with the inaugural Connor Penhall Memorial Cup, on Wednesday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Arena, Industry Hills Expo Center MarketWire

Sell in May? When It Comes to the FTSE All-Share Index, the Old Adage May Only Apply to Certain Industry Groups, According to FTSE and Russell Indexes
In their academic paper, "The Halloween Effect in US Sectors," Ben Jacobsen and Nuttawat Visaltanachoti from Massey University in New Zealand examined U.S. equity market sector and industry returns from 1926-2005, finding that U.S. investors have experienced a Halloween effect, with all U.S. stock market sectors performing better during the winter. MarketWire

Ramoil Management Filing Financial Reports
Ramoil Management, Ltd. (OTC PINK: RAMO) announced today that they are filing first quarter, 2015 and year-end quarterly reports. While awaiting OTC markets to review and update financials for the public, Ramoil Management, Ltd. is upgrading the website to provide direct to consumer sales and will be announcing a new distribution partnership within the next sixty days. MarketWire

Insomniac's First Ever "EDC Week Charity Auction" Raises Approximately $70,000 for Culture Shock Las Vegas in Just 10 Days
Insomniac's very first "EDC Week Charity Auction" came to a close on Friday, May 15, raising approximately $70,000 for Culture Shock Las Vegas (CSLV). The 10-day online auction was the first of its kind surrounding any music festival, attracting more than 2,000 fans to eBay Giving Works to bid on once-in-a-lifetime Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) inspired experiences MarketWire

Battelle Unveils SmartVision(TM) Monitoring Service as an Advanced Predictive & Risk Mitigation Tool
COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Today Battelle introduced SmartVision™, an innovative predictive tool giving organizations an edge in managing their marketplaces. The service combines human subject matter expertise with advanced analytical tools to deliver unprecedented insights into evolving market patterns. MarketWire

Wood Partners Breaks Ground on Alta Berewick, a 266-Unit Multifamily Community in Charlotte, North Carolina
Wood Partners, LLC has broken ground on Alta Berewick, a 266-unit multifamily community located on 16 acres at 5503 Dixie River Road in Charlotte. Construction is expected to be complete by December 2016, and apartments will be available for lease in February 2016. MarketWire

UPDATE - 2015 Audi Q5 Earns a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ Rating From IIHS
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SVP Fast Pitch Calls on Innovators: Win Investments, Grants and Training for Social Change
Social Venture Partners (SVP) invites social impact innovators across Greater Puget Sound to compete for funding and support through the fifth SVP Fast Pitch Seattle program -- a competition that Bill Gates called "a clever way to connect early-stage nonprofits and social entrepreneurs with potential funders MarketWire

Centamin plc ("Centamin" or "the Company") - Results of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Centamin (LSE: CEY) (TSX: CEE) wishes to advise the results of the Annual General Meeting held at 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN on Monday 18 May 2015 at 10.00am (UK time). The results of each of the resolutions are set out below: MarketWire

Unilens Vision Inc. Named to 2015 OTCQX Best 50
Unilens Vision, Inc. (OTCQX: UVIC) is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2015 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of 50 top-performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Marketplace last year. MarketWire

Public Input Tonight, May 18, on the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2016
Tonight California voters have one last chance to submit questions and comments directly to the proponents of the statewide initiative, "The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2016," (MCLR). The MCLR steering committee will be hosting a Community Outreach conference call today, May 18th at 6:30pm PT MarketWire

Peak Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Submits 2015 Q2 Financials With Double Digit Revenue Increase
Peak Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: PKPH) ("Peak Pharma" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the research, development, sales and marketing of safe, hemp-based, medicinal products and supplements, today announced results of operations for the three months ending March 31, 2015, which included revenues of $220,932, a healthy 36% increase of over Q1. MarketWire

HopSkipDrive: Mom-Created Ride Service Safely Gets Kids Where They Need to Go When Parents Can't
Parents, say goodbye to unreliable carpools, having to constantly ask for ride "favors," and the stress of sneaking out of work to take your kid to karate class. Thanks to HopSkipDrive, the first ride service for kids in the Greater Los Angeles-area, families now have a safe, reliable solution to the "kid commuting" dilemma. MarketWire

Genomind Is Excited to Appoint Rina Wolf to Its Board of Directors
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SolidFire and Mirantis Extend Partnership to Power the Most Demanding OpenStack Cloud Deployments
BOULDER, CO and VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - SolidFire, the leading all-flash block storage provider for OpenStack, today announced its certification with Mirantis OpenStack, the OpenStack distribution that is easy to install and operate at scale MarketWire

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Debuts Its First Texas Restaurant May 21
Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza announced today it will be heating up the Frisco pizza scene with its first-ever Texas location, opening Thursday, May 21. To celebrate the launch, Blaze will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, May 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. MarketWire

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Baltimore to Earn Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is raising the standard of care for infant and maternal health as the first hospital in Baltimore, and one of only two in the state of Maryland, to achieve the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA. MarketWire

Verus Claims Services Names Matthew Urbanovich as Director of Business Development
Verus Claims Services, LLC, a leading administrator of mass tort cases, class-action settlements, and bankruptcy trusts, today announced the appointment of Matthew Urbanovich as Director of Business Development. In this newly created position, Mr. Urbanovich will be a key player in Verus' expansion beyond its core asbestos segment into the broader class action and mass tort markets MarketWire

Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. Listed as One of the Top 200 Community Banks in the Nation
Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOTJ), parent holding company for Bank of the James, was ranked in the list of the top performing community banks and thrifts in the nation by American Banker magazine. This year's Top 200 Ranking was based upon the three-year average Return on Equity for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 MarketWire

Tipping Point? Freddie Mac Research Shows That Rising Rents Aren't Necessarily Driving Homeownership
New Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) research sheds light on the question: Are rising rents driving residents to homeownership? The research shows that the majority of renters are staying put despite rising rents and favorable perceptions about renting are increasing. MarketWire

CAP-XX Launches 0.6mm Thinline Supercapacitors for Designing Wearable, Ultra-Portable and Connected IoT Devices
CAP-XX (LSE: CPX), developer of flat supercapacitors for burst and back-up power in space-constrained electronic devices, today launched its Thinline series of single-cell supercapacitors. The world's thinnest at 0 MarketWire

Mitogenetics Hires Innovative Team of Scientists to Help Lead Breakthrough in Mitochondrial Dysfunction Research
Mitogenetics, a biomedical technology firm headquartered in South Dakota, today announced the hiring of four scientists to help accelerate the innovation that will lead to major breakthroughs in therapeutic strategies for mitochondrial dysfunction. MarketWire

Physio Logic Introduces Fluoroscopy-Guided Injections for Pain Relief at Its Brooklyn Facility
Physio Logic, NY physical therapy and pain management practice, continuously adds new wellness services for the best possible patient experience. Confident in their integrated approach to pain management, Physio Logic's doctors, anesthesiologists and physical therapists welcome proven approaches to relieve chronic neck, leg, hip, arm and back pain MarketWire

OxySure (OXYS) to Host First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call at 4:15 pm ET on May 19, 2015
FRISCO, TX--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - OxySure Systems, Inc MarketWire

Global Holdings, Inc.'s (GBHD) Subsidiary Smart Diet Rx Negotiating Major Distribution Agreement
Global Holdings, Inc. (OTC PINK: GBHD) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Smart Diet Rx, Inc., entered into a negotiation with a major U.S.-based food supplier and distributor. MarketWire

TeamLogic IT Redefines Industry Role as Technology Advisor to Small Businesses
When TeamLogic IT added "Your Technology Advisor" to its logo recently, it wasn't just to highlight what the company does so well. It was meant to differentiate TeamLogic IT from the "break-fix" vendors crowding the IT arena. MarketWire

Former Eastern District of Texas Federal Judge Leonard Davis Joins Fish & Richardson
Judge Leonard Davis, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, joined Fish & Richardson today MarketWire

/ KILL - Omega Commercial Finance Corporation
Editors and other readers are advised to disregard the news release with the headline, "Omega Commercial Finance Corporation Files 2014 10K Providing a Progress Report to Shareholders," issued earlier today by Omega Commercial Finance Corporation (OTC PINK: OCFN). The release was issued in error. MarketWire

Rimkus Consulting Group First to Receive FAA Approval for Drone Use to Conduct Forensic Inspections
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., a leader in forensic engineering consulting services, announced today that it is the first company to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to utilize small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) -- commonly referred to as drones -- for aerial inspections and surveys of structures and facilities to conduct forensic inspections. MarketWire

Terminix(R) Announces Top Cities for Mosquitoes, Based on Twitter Complaints
MEMPHIS, TN--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - When it comes to the battle against annoying mosquitoes, the biggest buzz comes from small towns across the United States. MarketWire

OSVR Expands Content Range and Adds 15 New Partners
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - (SILICON VALLEY VIRTUAL REALITY 2015) -- Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and Sensics™, a leader in high-performance VR, today announced upcoming support for a number of new platforms, bringing OSVR closer to becoming a universal standard for integrating virtual reality content. MarketWire

Con Edison CEO John McAvoy: Customer Choice, Technology and Innovation Redefining Utility Business
Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED) Chairman and CEO John McAvoy told company shareholders at today's annual meeting that "solar, wind, battery storage, fuel cells, electric vehicles, and smart meters are changing lives," and that "to navigate this new world, we won't just respond to change, we will lead." MarketWire

CIBM Bank Opens Doors of New Branch in Wheaton, Illinois
Today, CIBM Bank proudly opens the doors of its newest branch location at 330 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100, Wheaton, Illinois. The full-service branch operates under the name of "Avenue Bank, a branch of CIBM Bank." MarketWire

Nutrinsic Announces Grand Opening of First US ProFloc(TM) Facility
GLENDALE, CO--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Nutrinsic announces the Grand Opening of their sustainable protein production facility co-located at MillerCoors LLC at their brewery’s Water Reclamation Facility in Trenton, Ohio. The facility has a nameplate capacity of 5,000 tons per year of ProFloc, a high quality, protein ingredient for use in fish and animal nutrition MarketWire

Caught Red-Handed
TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - American Traffic Solutions' (ATS) red-light safety cameras in Florida are helping law enforcement agencies investigate crimes by providing evidence to identify and locate potential suspects, as well as re-creating crash and crime scenes MarketWire

Trapeze Group School Division Joins TripSpark Technologies
Trapeze Group today announced a new direction for its K-12 transportation software division. Sister company of Trapeze Group, TripSpark Technologies will take over operations of the school division. As such, they are dedicated to providing new and established products specifically designed for the school transportation environment. MarketWire

SmartMetric Says the Latest Research Figures on Card Fraud Show a Dramatic Increase Over Just a 12 Month Period With United States Credit Card Fraud Increasing to $12 Billion in 2014 From $8 Billion in 2013 While Account Takeover Fraud Is a $5 Billion Additional Loss
SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- SmartMetric, the creator of a fully functional biometric fingerprint reader that sits inside a credit or debit card says that the massive increase in financial losses due to credit card and account takeover fraud show the need for better and stronger identity and payments card security. MarketWire

Mi-Corporation Joins Forces With Microsoft CityNext to Bring Mobile Solutions to Cities Across the Globe
Mi-Corporation today announced its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities MarketWire

Morten Sørby to head Telenor Group in Asia
(Oslo, Norway - 18 May 2015) Telenor Group today announced that Mr. Morten Sørby has been appointed Head of Region Asia in Telenor Group, effective 1 June 2015. Mr. Sigve Brekke was recently announced as the upcoming President and CEO of Telenor Group and will now start his preparation period ahead of the starting date of 17 August 2015 GlobeNewswire

Directors' Randgold Resources Shareholding
Randgold Resources (LSE: RRS) (NASDAQ: GOLD) announces the following pursuant to DTR 3.1 of the United Kingdom Listing Authority's Disclosure and Transparency Rules: MarketWire

REBNY Retail Report: Asking Rents See Increases, Some More Subtle, in Prime Manhattan Shopping Corridors
Demonstrating retailers' continued interest in New York City's hot retail market, ground floor asking rents for available retail space in Manhattan's prime shopping destinations increased in the first quarter of 2015 in all but one of the 17 corridors surveyed, year over year, according to The Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY's) Spring Retail Report. MarketWire

Bibby Financial Services Serves as Corporate Sponsor for Chicago School
Bibby Financial Services, a worldwide leading provider of cash flow solutions, announces today the results of a $60,000 sponsorship provided to Montini Catholic School. MarketWire

SafeGuard World International Ranks Twelfth in Inaugural Sunday Times SME Export Track 100
SafeGuard World International, a leading provider of global managed payroll, global employment outsourcing and international HR services, has earned a twelfth place ranking in The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100. MarketWire

Flatiron Health to Incorporate NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates Into OncoEMR(R)
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is collaborating with Flatiron Health to integrate the NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates (NCCN Templates®) into the Flatiron Health OncoEMR® electronic health record, starting initially with breast, colon, and non-small cell lung cancers, with plans to expand to additional tumor types. MarketWire

Blue Sphere Corp. Acquires 4 Producing Biogas Facilities in Italy
Blue Sphere Corp. (OTCQB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Blue Sphere"), a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today they have acquired 4 fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1MW. MarketWire

Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. Summarizes New Plan of Operation
Amarillo Biosciences, Inc. (ABI) (OTCBB: AMAR) (OTCQB: AMAR) today summarized its new operating plan following the Company's emergence from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. ABI disclosed that it had arisen from bankruptcy January 23, 2015, when the Final Decree closing the case had been signed by Judge Robert L. Jones of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas in Case No MarketWire

Masergy Makes WebRTC a Commercial Reality
Masergy Communications Inc., a global leader in secure networking and cloud services, announced that its Cloud Unified Communications solution is now WebRTC enabled with the launch of its Virtual Automated Attendant (VAA). WebRTC is an open source standard that enables real-time voice and video communications via Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers. MarketWire

NOVA Chemicals Announces H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei as New Board Member and Chairman
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BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. Announces the Appointment of Carlis Sabinson to Its Board of Directors
Carlos a. Contreras, Chairman and CEO of BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. (OTC PINK: BION), a cleantech company that utilizes patented technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, has announced the appointment of Carlis Sabinson as a member of its Board of Directors. MarketWire

Florida's Top Private Residential Communities Honored at Communities of Excellence Awards
Winners of the prestigious Florida Communities of Excellence Awards, honoring the state's top residential communities, were announced here on May 15. The Awards are bestowed on volunteers and professional managers who have worked all year to improve the quality of life for their residents. This year, 27 communities from across the state were recognized. MarketWire

Absolute Software Grows Affiliate Sales 84 Percent With Avangate Managed Affiliate Services
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Avangate, the leading Digital Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Online Services companies to grow their business worldwide, today announced Absolute Software was able to increase its affiliate sales by 84 percent using Avangate Managed Affiliate Services. MarketWire

Longines Celebrates and Awards Elegant Timepieces at Preakness Stakes for Owner, Trainer and Jockey of American Pharoah
WEEHAWKEN, NJ--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Longines, renowned Swiss watch brand and Official Timekeeper and Watch of the 140th Preakness Stakes, ceremoniously awarded the winning owner, trainer and jockey of American Pharoah with Conquest Classic watches in the International Pavilion at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 16. MarketWire

Qstream Named Most Innovative Mobile Solution of 2015
BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Qstream, maker of mobile enterprise software for igniting high-performance sales teams, today announced that the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) named the company's sales performance platform as the 'Most Innovative Mobile Solution' of 2015 MarketWire

Social Reality Q1 Revenue Beats Guidance; Total Revenue Tops $4M, a 626% Year-Over-Year Increase
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Social Reality, Inc. (OTCQB: SCRI), an Internet advertising and platform technology company that provides tools to automate the digital advertising market, announced today its first quarter 2015 financial results MarketWire

KEMP Delivers New High Performance ADC Series to Scale Business Applications
KEMP Technologies today announced the release of a new family of high performance application delivery controllers (ADCs) enabling customers to more easily scale as their application performance and security needs evolve. MarketWire

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announces a One Year Extension of the Ocean Rig Poseidon Contract and a New Contract for the Ocean Rig Olympia
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ: ORIG) (the "Company" or "Ocean Rig"), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced today that in connection with the previously announced Omnibus Agreement with ENI Angola S.p.A (hereafter referred to as "ENI"), all closing conditions including approvals by national authorities and signing of definitive documentation have been satisfied. MarketWire

Modular Steel Structure From Acrow Bridge Minimizes Work Zone Impact in Hawaii's Mamalahoa Highway Bridge Project
Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, has announced the completion of the installation of a temporary detour bridge over the Umauma Stream on the Island of Hawaii. The 390-foot, three-span steel bridge is being used as a bypass on Mamalahoa Highway during repairs to a historically significant steel girder and trestle bridge MarketWire

"Square" Reader Rates of 1.6% on Credit Card Processing at www.credit-card-processing.com
Merchant Resources, Inc., a 20-year provider of merchant credit card processing services, announces its "Square" reader rates of 1.6%* on Visa and MasterCard credit card processing fees. MarketWire

Webby Awards Select Notegraphy to Make Every 5-Word Speech Noteworthy
This year, The Webby Awards has partnered with Notegraphy to create beautiful, shareable content using its social posting app. Notegraphy will launch its Brand and Public Filters, exclusively designed for The Webby's iconic 5-Word Speeches and GREY GOOSE® Vodka's Fly Beyond Napkin Notes. The Filters will premiere just prior to The Webby Award ceremony on May 18, 2015. MarketWire

AltspaceVR Launches Social Virtual Reality Platform
AltspaceVR, a social virtual reality (VR) company, is now open. You can download the software for free to explore and share experiences in VR with anyone, anywhere, anytime. MarketWire

Private Communications Corporation Unveils Its Partner Program for Securing and Optimizing Experiences for a Mobile First Planet
Private Communications Corporation (PCC), the leading provider of Internet security and mobile optimization utilities for consumers, today is pleased to officially announce its partner program for companies looking to provide more secure, higher-performing mobile services to their customers to achieve new market differentiation MarketWire

PowWow Mobile Wins "Best of Citrix Synergy 2015" Award in Enterprise Mobility Category
PowWow Mobile, Inc. (PowWow), was named a "Best of Citrix Synergy 2015" award winner in the Enterprise Mobility category at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando. PowWow was recognized for its unique Enterprise App Transformation engine, which can transform even the most complex and business-critical applications into apps for mobile devices -- all in ten days or less MarketWire

Tintri Announces Support for OpenStack and Previews OpenStack Roadmap at OpenStack Summit 2015
Tintri Inc., a leading producer of smart storage for virtualization and cloud environments, and corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, today announced support for OpenStack environments on Tintri's VMstore storage platform. Tintri will exhibit at the OpenStack Summit May 18-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and will show its Tintri VMstore storage working in OpenStack environments. MarketWire

Wienerschnitzel Sponsors Driver Competing in the Indianapolis 500
Wienerschnitzel, the world's largest Hot Dog chain, has announced its sponsorship of American race car driver J.R. Hildebrand for the 2015 Indianapolis 500. As part of the endorsement, Wienerschnitzel's logo will be displayed on Hildebrand's helmet worn during the race, where he'll drive the No. 6 car for Indianapolis-based CHF Racing. This will be Hildebrand's fifth Indy 500 start. MarketWire

Franklin Wireless Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2015 Financial Results
Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCQB: FKWL), a market leader in broadband data communications including hardware and software solutions for M2M and the IoT, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended March 31, 2015. MarketWire

MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates Hosts 19th-Annual CONNECTIONS(TM): The Premier Connected Home Conference
International research firm Parks Associates will bring together more than 500 industry leaders for the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport MarketWire

ORYZON Genomics Awarded $270,000 Research Grant to Fund IND of Its Novel Epigenetic Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
Oryzon Genomics, an epigenetics-based biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics in oncology and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) has awarded a $270,000 grant to the company for continued development of its molecule ORY-2001, a dual LSD1-MAOB inhibitor, as a new therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease (AD) MarketWire

Ecosciences, Inc. Launches Direct to Consumer Marketing of SEPT-EZE Product
Ecosciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ECEZ) ("Ecosciences" or the "Company") is pleased to announce it has commenced its direct to consumer marketing program for SEPT-EZE, the Company's septic tank treatment solution. The highlights of the marketing program are as follows: MarketWire

David Brandauer Appointed VP Public Transit Kapsch CarrierCom North America
Kapsch CarrierCom is pleased to announce the appointment of David Brandauer as VP Public Transit CarrierCom North America, effective April 2015. David, who has more than 25 years of experience in public transportation, will coordinate sales and projects for Kapsch in the region MarketWire

FireEye and ACE Group Announce Strategic Alliance to Mitigate Cyber Risk
FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, today announced a strategic alliance with ACE Group, a global property and casualty insurer MarketWire

SIOS Technology Named Finalists in the 2015 IT World Awards(R) by Network Products Guide
SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, has named SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition a finalist for the 10th Annual 2015 IT World Awards in the IT Products and Services for Enterprise (Medium) category MarketWire

Vicor Corporation's VIA PFM(TM) AC-DC Front-End Module Offers High Power Density and Fast Time to Market
PCIM Europe 2015 - Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) today introduced its high density, low profile, integrated VIA PFM™ AC-DC front-end power modules MarketWire

Paytronix Rewards Platform Expands Mobile Features
National Restaurant Association Show -- Paytronix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, today announced improvements to its mobile apps that include more home screen functionality, social features, customizable appearance and reporting capabilities MarketWire

New ADP Innovations Designed for Today's World of Work
A redesigned, consumer-driven user experience from ADP® helps simplify human resources (HR), enabling managers and employees to be more strategic and productive in working to grow their business MarketWire

American Blue Ribbon Holdings Names Jeffery Kent as Chief Information Officer
American Blue Ribbon Holdings (ABRH), one of the largest full service restaurant holding companies in the United States, today announced the hiring of information technology (IT) industry veteran Jeffery Kent as Chief Information Officer. Kent will relocate to Nashville, Tenn MarketWire

BRAZILIAN COURT ANNOUNCES FAVORABLE RULING FOR VRINGO
ZTE's Latest Challenge To Overturn Brazilian Preliminary Injunction Fails GlobeNewswire

Camposol Holding Ltd. reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Camposol Holding Ltd. sold 24,598 net MT during the first quarter of 2015, up 0.9% from Q114 mainly explained by an increase in volumes of shrimp, other seafood products and blueberries, as well as lower volumes of mangos and asparagus. The average price was USD 2.92 per net KG, up 17 GlobeNewswire

Lamperd Less Lethal Expects Tremendous Revenue Growth
Lamperd Less Lethal (OTC PINK: LLLI) expects a tremendous increase in revenues starting in the fourth quarter of 2015. LLLI has ordered two large capacity new injection molds that will fit into our current molding machines MarketWire

Bitcoin Shop Makes $1.5m Strategic Investment in Spondoolies-Tech
Bitcoin Shop, Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) ("BTCS" or the "Company"), a blockchain technology company that engages in transaction verification services, announced today that it has invested $1.5m into Spondoolies-Tech Ltd ("Spondoolies"), a transaction verification server manufacturer MarketWire

Therapeutic Solutions Announces Shipping of ProJuvenol(TM) and T-Rx(TM)
Therapeutic Solutions International, Inc. (OTC PINK: TSOI) announced today the availability of our flagship product ProJuvenol™. MarketWire

PURE Bioscience to Present at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference on May 28th
PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: PURE), creator of the patented silver dihydrogen citrate (SDC) antimicrobial, announced today the Company will present at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference on Thursday, May 28, 2015 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. MarketWire

HASCO Medical to Present at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference on May 28th in NYC
HASCO Medical (OTCQB: HASC), a company that conducts sales of wheelchair accessible vans, parts, service and rentals, announced today that it will present at the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference on Thursday May 28th, 2015 in New York City at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The annual Marcum MicroCap Conference is a showcase for public companies with less than $500 million in market capitalization MarketWire

Securis IT Asset Destruction Franchise Pays Its Franchisees
A reality of franchise ownership is those royalty payments made to the corporate owner. Securis, the data destruction franchisor, is unusual in that the corporate office regularly sends checks to its franchise owners. MarketWire

College Hunks Hauling Junk Is an Eco-Friendly Franchise Opportunity
Home and business owners who want to do the right thing environmentally will routinely recycle. An old sofa or room full of PCs is a far cry from plastic bottles and aluminum cans, however, so those larger items often head for the landfill. MarketWire

Plantronics Announces Proposed $500 Million Offering of Senior Notes and Amendment and Restatement of Senior Credit Facility
SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Plantronics, Inc MarketWire

Global Smart Lighting Market Is Expected to Reach USD 56.62 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research
ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Smart Lighting Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" global smart lightning market was valued at USD 21 billion in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 15.9% from 2014 to 2020 to account for USD 56.62 billion in 2020. MarketWire

Biodel Appoints Ms. Arlene M. Morris to Its Board of Directors
DANBURY, CT--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Biodel Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOD) today announced the appointment of Ms. Arlene M. Morris to its board of directors. MarketWire

PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals Closes Abeona Therapeutics Acquisition
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc MarketWire

BBX Capital Real Estate Completes the Sale of Its North Flagler Properties in West Palm Beach, Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - BBX Capital Real Estate, a division of BBX Capital Corporation ("BBX Capital," "BBX," and/or the "Company") (NYSE: BBX) announced today that it had completed its previously announced sale of two properties located in West Palm Beach, Florida (the "North Flagler properties") to a third party on May 15, 2015. MarketWire

CTD Holdings Names Dr. Benny Liu, M.D. to Scientific Advisory Board
ALACHUA, FL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - CTD Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CTDH), a family of biotechnology growth companies that distribute and manufacture cyclodextrin-based products, including the orphan drug designated Trappsol® Cyclo™, today announced the appointment of Dr. Benny Liu, M.D. to the company's Scientific Advisory Board. MarketWire

Digital Air Strike's Co-Founder and CEO Alexi Venneri Named One of Top Tech CEOs in Arizona
SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike, the automotive social media and digital engagement company, was named one of the Top Tech Exec's in Arizona in the category of Chief Executive Officer. The awards highlight dynamic and innovative technology leaders in Arizona. Alexi was selected from more than 150 nominees. MarketWire

National Community Stabilization Trust Names Robert Grossinger as President
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - The National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) today announced that Robert Grossinger is the new president of the organization, effective immediately. Grossinger succeeds Craig Nickerson, who joined the nonprofit intermediary at its founding at the onset of the unprecedented 2008 housing crisis. MarketWire

Net2Phone Office Adds India to Unlimited Calling Destinations
NEWARK, NJ--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Net2Phone, IDT Telecom's business solutions subsidiary, today announced that its best-in-class telecommunications solution for business, Net2Phone Office, has added unlimited calling to India to its flat rate international calling plan. MarketWire

JP3 Launches Vapor Pressure Analyzer to Ensure Low Crude Volatility During Transport
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - JP3 Measurement announces the launch of the industry's first in-line, field deployable, optical vapor pressure analyzer -- the Verax VPA™. For the first time, operators can measure vapor pressure in condensate and crude oil in real time with no sample conditioning. MarketWire

Panasonic Announces Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - B&H is pleased to share the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera. The DMC-G7 is the successor to the popular G6, adding multiple features and updates to please photographers and videographers alike. MarketWire

Easton Pharmaceuticals Letter to Shareholders
Easton Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTC PINK: EAPH) MarketWire

Pratt & Whitney Canada's New PW307D Engine Granted Type Certification
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is proud to announce that it has received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW307D turbofan engine, which will power Dassault Aviation's new Falcon 8X, a three-engine ultra-long-range business jet. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX). MarketWire

adviqo Introduces LiftMeApp for iOS and Android
adviqo AG today announced the release of their latest app, LiftMeApp, a spiritual guidance app for Android and iOS smartphones that puts a team of trusted psychics, Tarot Readers, Clairvoyants, Astrologers and Mediums at the fingertips of everyone seeking quick and confidential life advice. MarketWire

Corbus Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Clearance to Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Study of Resunab(TM) for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis
Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBP) ("Corbus" or the "Company"), a clinical stage drug development company targeting rare, life-threatening chronic inflammatory and fibrotic diseases, announced today that its Investigational New Drug ("IND") application to the U.S MarketWire

IsoRay, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ISR), a medical technology company and innovator in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications for the treatment of prostate, brain, lung, head and neck and gynecological cancers, announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2015 MarketWire

Blue Nation Review -- Growth and Engagement Analysis Highlights
MOKO SOCIAL MEDIA Limited (ASX: MKB) (NASDAQ: MOKO) MarketWire

Adaptive Insights Announces Annual "Torchies" Award Winners to Record Customer Attendance at Adaptive Live 2015
Adaptive Insights, the leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM) for the biggest brands and the hottest companies, has announced the winners of the annual Torchie Awards, which honors Adaptive customers for excellence across key implementation and business categories MarketWire

New Panasonic LUMIX G7 Mirrorless 4K Camera -- Now Available for Pre-Order at Adorama
Adorama (http://www.adorama.com), one of the world's largest photography, video and audio, imaging and electronics retailers, now has available for pre-order the newly announced Panasonic LUMIX G7 Interchangeable Lens 4k Camera. MarketWire

Water Technologies International, Inc. Adds Commercial & Industrial Wastewater Filtration Products
Water Technologies International, Inc. (OTC PINK: WTII), the leader in the technology in atmospheric water generator's production and design, announced today that it has become a dealer in wastewater applications. Water Technologies International, Inc. has evolved as a "Pure Water Play" generating and cleaning water MarketWire

ZBB Energy to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of innovative energy management systems solutions serving the utility and commercial and industrial (C&I) building markets, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Eric Apfelbach, will present at four investor conferences in the coming weeks. MarketWire

Omega Commercial Finance Corporation Files 2014 10K Providing a Progress Report to Shareholders
Omega Commercial Finance Corporation (OTC PINK: OCFN) a publicly traded financial holding company recently reported its 2014 year-end 10K statement. This financial report is a required SEC discloser to the public necessary to maintain a fully reporting status MarketWire

Theravance Biopharma Presents Positive Phase 2 Study Data on Velusetrag (TD-5108) for Treatment of Gastroparesis in "Poster of Distinction" at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2015
Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) ("Theravance Biopharma" or the "Company") today announced the presentation of positive data from a Phase 2 study of velusetrag (TD-5108), an investigational drug for the treatment of patients with gastroparesis and other gastrointestinal motility disorders, in a "Poster of Distinction" at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2015 in Washington, D.C MarketWire

Arch Therapeutics to Present at 2015 LD MICRO Invitational Conference on June 1
Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) ("Arch" or the "Company"), developer of the AC5 Surgical Hemostatic Device™ (AC5™) for use in controlling bleeding and fluid loss in order to provide faster and safer surgical and interventional care, will be featured as a presenting company at the LD MICRO Invitational conference on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 3:30 PM PDT MarketWire

WindStream Technologies, Inc. CEO Daniel Bates Was Featured Live on "The Big Biz Show"
"The Big Biz Show" hosted by Bob "Sully" Sullivan is proud to announce that the interview archive of WindStream Technologies' (OTCQB: WSTI) CEO Daniel Bates is now available. WindStream Technologies, Inc. has developed and tested the first-of-its-kind, integrated, hybrid energy solution and is now marketing and selling SolarMills® to a worldwide customer base MarketWire

Automated-X Announces Upward Trending for First Quarter
Automated-X, Inc. (OTC PINK: AUTX), a developer and integrator of next generation automation technologies, today announced upward trending for first quarter 2015 activities. MarketWire

NextPlane Extends UC Exchange to Support Skype for Business
NextPlane, the world's leading provider of business-to-business UC collaboration and federation services, is pleased to announce it has extended its federation service, UC Exchange, to support Skype for Business, Microsoft's successor to Lync 2013 MarketWire

Bayshore Networks(R) Announces Its Participation in SAP(R) Startup Focus Program
Bayshore Networks®, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has joined the SAP® Startup Focus program as a program member. Through this engagement, Bayshore has built a solution that leverages the SAP HANA® platform to bring the Industrial Internet of Things to SAP customers. MarketWire

The Radicati Group Releases "Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection Market, 2015-2019"
A new study from the Radicati Group provides an in-depth analysis of the market for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection solutions from 2015 to 2019. The study provides an analysis of leading vendor solutions for APT Protection, including vendor installed base and revenue market share, four-year market forecasts, as well as revenue breakouts by region and business size. MarketWire

Bikes, Barks & Balloons Memorial Day Weekend in Frankenmuth
The 9th Annual Tour de Frankenmuth, a two-day cycling weekend, returns to Frankenmuth May 23 and 24, 2015. The Tour de Frankenmuth includes a bike race and cycling tour of Michigan's Thumb and is one of many Bikes, Barks & Balloons Memorial Day Weekend activities. The public is invited to participate in any or all of the events over the weekend. MarketWire

Staffing 360 Solutions' Monroe Staffing Subsidiary Expands Into New Corporate Offices in Connecticut
Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: STAF), a public company executing a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of staffing organizations with operations in the US and Europe, today announced that the Company's Monroe Staffing subsidiary has completed its move to new corporate offices in Trumbull, Connecticut, with space to accommodate approximately 55 employees. MarketWire

First Choice Healthcare Reports Profitable Results for First Quarter 2015
First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: FCHS) ("FCHS" or "First Choice"), a diversified holding company focused on delivering clinically superior, patient-centric, multi-specialty care through state-of-the-art medical centers of excellence, today reported its first quarter financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2015. MarketWire

Clorox Announces May 28 Webcast of Company Presentation at 2015 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Benno Dorer will be a featured speaker at the 2015 Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York City on Thursday, May 28. A live webcast of his presentation is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET) and can be accessed at Clorox Investor Events MarketWire

Prospective Patient Registry Demonstrates the Corus(R) CAD Test Score Impacts Real-World Clinical Decision-Making in Patients Presenting With Symptoms Suggestive of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease
CardioDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, announced today results from a multi-center, community-based patient registry, the PRESET Registry, evaluating the use of the Corus® CAD test in patients with symptoms suggestive of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD)* in the primary care setting MarketWire

Frontier Strategy Group Launches FrontierView(TM) Dashboards
Frontier Strategy Group (FSG) has just launched its all-new, fully customizable FrontierView™ Dashboards, an online tool that integrates all of the firm's research, data, charts, and analyses into a single, highly visual destination to power the emerging markets management workflow. MarketWire

TempTraq Wireless, Wearable Thermometer Now Available
When a child is sick and has a fever, the very last thing a parent wants to do is cause more pain or discomfort. TempTraq™, the only wireless, wearable, intelligent Bluetooth® thermometer in the form of a soft comfortable patch to ease parents' worries is now available on www.temptraq.com MarketWire

TalentObjects by Lumesse Joins Blogging4Jobs to Present Webinar on Recruiting Non-Technical Talent
WHO: TalentObjects by Lumesse, a complete Talent Acquisition and Talent Management suite for the Salesforce1 Platform WHAT: Will present a complimentary webinar titled, "Five Recruiting Strategies to Hiring Non-Technical Talent in a Job Seeker Centric Economy." WHEN: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. CDT / 11:00 a.m. MDT / 10:00 a.m MarketWire

Core-Mark to Webcast Presentation From BMO Farm to Market Conference
Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORE), one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, announced today that it will webcast its presentation from the BMO Farm to Market Conference on Wednesday, May 20th 2015 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. MarketWire

Digimarc to Speak at the 43rd Annual Cowen and Company Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on May 28, 2015
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) has been invited to participate on "The Emerging Technology Solutions Addressing the IoT Opportunity" panel at the Cowen and Company 43rd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. The event will be held on May 27-28, 2015 at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. MarketWire

Bytemark, Inc. to Speak at Global AirRail Conference 2015 in Toronto
Bytemark, Inc., a leading provider of mobile ticketing & commerce solutions for the global mass transit industry, today announced its participation at the upcoming Global AirRail Conference (GARA) 2015. At the show, Founder and CEO Micah Bergdale will deliver a session on "Mobile Technology for Intermodal Travel" at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 22 MarketWire

New U.S. Nursing Workforce Study to Be Conducted
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®), www.ncsbn.org, in partnership with The National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, will launch the only national-level survey specifically focused on the U.S. nursing workforce in June MarketWire

Multi-Center Study Shows WATS3D Biopsy Increases Detection of Esophageal Pre-Cancer by 60% Following Endoscopic Ablation of Barrett's Esophagus
CDx Diagnostics announced today new clinical data from a multi-center study demonstrating the utility of the WATS3D biopsy for post-ablation surveillance of Barrett's esophagus and esophageal dysplasia MarketWire

EdX Selects RPNow by Software Secure to Provide Remote Proctoring for the Global Freshman Academy
EdX, the leading nonprofit online learning initiative and Software Secure, the recognized leader in secure, computer-based testing solutions today announced a collaboration that will provide students enrolled in the Global Freshman Academy, the new offering from edX and Arizona State University (ASU), with the ability to take a remote proctored exam using RPNow, powered by Software Secure. MarketWire

Alkame Expands Distribution Footprint to Encompass Nebraska
Alkame Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: ALKM), a publicly traded health and wellness technology holding company with a focus on patentable, innovative, and eco-friendly products, is pleased to announce that Alkame Holdings, Inc. wholly owned subsidiary, Alkame Water, Inc MarketWire

Kinnevik: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015
Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) ("Kinnevik") today held its Annual General Meeting ("AGM"). The AGM resolved in accordance with all proposals of the Board and the Nomination Committee. GlobeNewswire

SeaBird Exploration Plc: Listing of warrants
18 May 2015, Limassol, Cyprus GlobeNewswire

JetBlue to Launch New Service to Mexico City
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced plans to begin flying to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport, one of the largest markets in the Americas. Mexico City will be JetBlue's second destination in Mexico and its 35th in the Latin America and Caribbean region, where JetBlue continues to expand its presence as a leading U.S. airline. MarketWire

TransUnion: Mortgage Delinquency Rate Drops to Pre-Recession Levels
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - The mortgage delinquency rate (the rate of borrowers 60 days or more delinquent on their mortgages) declined to 2.95% in Q1 2015 -- the first time the variable has been below 3% since prior to the recession in Q3 2007 (2.61%) MarketWire

U.S., Canadian Auto Sectors to See $2.6 Billion in Projects Begin Construction in Third-Quarter 2015, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The automotive sector in the U.S. and Canada will see the kick-off of 35 capital projects with an anticipated value of $2.62 billion during this year's third quarter MarketWire

Cross-Border Pipeline Projects Link U.S. Producers With Mexican Consumers, an Industrial Info News Alert
Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The recent completion of the $880 million Phase I of the Los Ramones gas pipeline, which will carry gas from the Eagle Ford Shale to Mexico, is the first of several such cross-border pipeline projects that seek to connect suppliers in the U.S. more closely with demand centers in Mexico. U.S MarketWire

Bavarian Nordic A/S Issues New Shares in Connection with Exercise of Warrants
KVISTGAARD, Denmark, May 18, 2015 - Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA, OTC: BVNRY) announced today that the Company's share capital has been increased by nominally DKK 800,000 as a consequence of employees' exercise of warrants. GlobeNewswire

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Makes Strategic Investment In Taboola, Bringing Discovery To China
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Taboola, the leading discovery platform, today announced a multi-million dollar strategic investment partnership with Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider MarketWire

WABCO Showcases Industry-Leading Technologies at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015 in Japan; Highlights Latest Innovations to Advance Commercial Vehicle Safety and Efficiency
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, will showcase its most advanced technologies at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015. MarketWire

Centamin PLC: Capital Markets Day
Centamin PLC (LSE: CEY) (TSX: CEE) MarketWire

Mirantis Unlocked Program Delivers OpenStack Out-of-the-Box With 47 Partner Technologies
Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today launched Mirantis Unlocked, a partner program that will help infrastructure and solution providers seamlessly deliver technology in the OpenStack ecosystem MarketWire

StrategaBiz Inc. to Speak at Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark
StrategaBiz Inc. (OTCQB: SGBZ) has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference 2015 hosted in co-operation with Deloitte MarketWire

Statkraft launches venture capital unit to partner with dynamic start-ups
Statkraft launches venture capital unit to partner with dynamic start-ups GlobeNewswire

ÅF - new organisation with improved customer focus
For further information: Jonas Wiström, President & CEO Per Magnusson, President, Industry Division Viktor Svensson, President, Technology Division   +46 70 608 12 20 +46 70 676 64 26 +46 70 657 20 26 As of 1 July 2015, ÅF has a new organisation that will provide our customers with an even clearer offering, while at the same time enhancing internal efficiency. GlobeNewswire

Sika AG: SHAREHOLDER GROUP AROUND BILL AND MELINDA GATES FILES APPEAL AGAINST FINMA DECISION
Sika AG /Sika AG: SHAREHOLDER GROUP AROUND BILL AND MELINDA GATES FILES APPEAL AGAINST FINMA DECISION . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Timing of Easter caused Kesko's sales to decline in April
KESKO CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 18.05.2015 AT 09.00 1(2) GlobeNewswire

Thomson Reuters Launches Russian Sanctions Tracking Service
New service to help financial institutions and their investment and trading intermediaries comply with OFAC & EU Sectoral Sanctions GlobeNewswire

TGS announces Gigante 2D offshore Mexico
HOUSTON (18 May 2015) - TGS announces Gigante, a 181,500 km regional 2D seismic survey in the Gulf of Mexico. GlobeNewswire

Medigene to participate in investment and scientific conferences
Medigene AG /Medigene to participate in investment and scientific conferences . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. GlobeNewswire

Galapagos announces full exercise of underwriters' option to purchase additional shares
Mechelen, Belgium; 18 May 2015 - Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) announced today that the underwriters of its global offering have exercised the greenshoe option in full GlobeNewswire

357,560 Orion Corporation A shares converted into B shares
ORION CORPORATION    STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 18 MAY 2015 at 8.30 a.m. EEST             GlobeNewswire

Fujifilm Announces New X-T10 Interchangeable Lens DSLR Camera -- Available Now for Pre-Order at Adorama
Adorama (http://www.adorama.com), one of the world's largest photography, video and audio, imaging and electronics retailers, now has available for pre-order the newly announced X-T10 compact interchangeable lens digital camera from Fujifilm. The new X-T10 is available in black or silver and can be purchased alone for USD 799 MarketWire

VOLTA FINANCE LIMITED - APRIL MONTHLY REPORT
NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES GlobeNewswire

GENZYME TO COLLABORATE WITH ABLYNX ON MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH PROJECT
GlobeNewswire

Air Culinaire Worldwide Plans New In-Flight Catering Facility in Paris
At EBACE 2015, Air Culinaire Worldwide (Exhibit #W073) announced plans to begin construction of a new in-flight catering facility located at Paris-Le Bourget Airport (ICAO). The new 800-square-metre facility (slated to open in January 2016), will be CE-Certified -- the highest level of certification obtainable in the European market MarketWire

Fujifilm X-T10 Mirrorless Camera and a 90mm f/2 X-Mount Telephoto Lens Expand Fujifilm's Mirrorless Line
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 18, 2015) - Fujifilm’s new X-T10 is a sleeker, pared-down sibling of the successful X-T1. Like the X-T1, this new body has a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II, which together provide an expandable sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200, up to 8 fps burst shooting and full HD 1080p/60 video recording MarketWire

Tenaris Restates Carrying Value of Usiminas Investment
Tenaris S.A. Tenaris S.A. (NYSE: TS) (BAE: TS) (BMV: TS) (MILAN: TEN) (the "Company") has revised its value in use calculation for its investment in Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. - Usiminas ("Usiminas") and will restate its financial statements to reduce the carrying amount of the Usiminas investment to USD122 million as of September 30, 2014 MarketWire

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