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  • PR Tip: How to Keep Track of the Universe of Tech Events

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    Vilan Trub
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    by Travis Van, Founder, ITDatabase and Vilan Trub, Business Wire It’s getting hard to even think of tech as an “industry” anymore. Tech is much bigger than any one vertical (like automotive or financial services). Tech’s more like a galaxy or universe. And keeping track of the tech industry’s tens of thousands of events is like trying to count stars in the sky. As technology has become “horizontal” and deeply impacts every single industry, Business Wire’s Trade Show Group has seen an explosion of events. Mega-shows like CES, Mobile World…
  • Fitch Rates Ally Auto Receivables Trust 2015-SN1

    Business Wire Automotive News
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to Ally Auto Receivables Trust 2015-SN1: --$182,000,000 class A-1 asset-backed notes 'F1+sf'; --$250,000,000 class A-2a asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$230,000,000 class A-2b asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$250,000,000 class A-3 asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$74,600,000 class A-4 asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS Stable Collateral Quality: The pool co
  • Tremor Video Announces CFO Transition

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    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE:TRMR), an advertising technology company elevating brand advertising effectiveness across all screens for the world’s leading brands and publishers, today announced that Todd Sloan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will step down after a transition period to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Sloan has agreed to continue as CFO until May 31 and then assist the company as a strategic advisor through August 15. The company has ini
  • United Rentals Announces Execution of New Asset-Based Loan Facility

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    31 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NYSE:URI) United Rentals, Inc., United Rentals (North America), Inc. (together, the “Company”) and certain of their subsidiaries announced today that they entered into a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which provides for a senior secured asset-based loan facility (the “ABL Facility”) of $2,500 million, a portion of which is available for borrowing in Canadian Dollars. The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also provides for an uncommitte
  • Hampshire Group Announces Filing of Form 12b-25

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    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hampshire Group, Limited (OTC Markets:HAMP) today announced that it has filed a Form 12b-25, Notification of Late Filing, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with regard to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (the “2014 10-K”). This will allow the Company an additional fifteen calendar days to file the 2014 10-K, which was otherwise due on March 31, 2015. Significant management time and resources have been spent on addressi
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  • PR Tip: How to Keep Track of the Universe of Tech Events

    Vilan Trub
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    by Travis Van, Founder, ITDatabase and Vilan Trub, Business Wire It’s getting hard to even think of tech as an “industry” anymore. Tech is much bigger than any one vertical (like automotive or financial services). Tech’s more like a galaxy or universe. And keeping track of the tech industry’s tens of thousands of events is like trying to count stars in the sky. As technology has become “horizontal” and deeply impacts every single industry, Business Wire’s Trade Show Group has seen an explosion of events. Mega-shows like CES, Mobile World…
  • How Business Wire Works: The Digital Journey of News Release Distribution

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    26 Mar 2015 | 12:09 am
    By Kourtney Hannaway, Editor, Business Wire The life of a press release begins with a piece of newsworthy, specific content. It contains tight, efficient text focused around industry keywords and clear formatting. Multimedia assets, like photos and video will give it a boost, and links to social media sites spread its reach and encourage clicks. After initial development, the release is submitted into the Business Wire Connect platform. Through this process, distribution possibilities become available, including regional and industry-focused options, translations, and specialty circuits like…
  • Seek and Ye Shall Find: The News Release

    Serena Ehrlich, Director of Social & Evolving Media
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    By Neil Hershberg, Senior Vice President, Global Media The primacy of the news release in the editorial ecosystem has once again been reaffirmed.Google adjusted its algorithms last September to include news releases among the authorized news sources used in gathering its “in the news” search results. Google’s decision had escaped notice until Reuters recently spotlighted the silent shift in search strategy: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/11/us-google-news-idUSKBN0M729A20150311 Simply put, news releases may catapult other sources to earn top ranking in searches…
  • 5 Tips for Building Brand Believers

    Vilan Trub
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    By Vilan Trub, Business Wire Bernadette Morris, CEO and President of Black PR Wire, and Raschanda Hall, Director of Global Media Relations at Business Wire, cohosted a conference spotlighting the best practices in multicultural marketing. Hall explained that it was important to understand how to tap into the Black market because “according to Target Market News, the Black American economy already represents the 20th largest market in the world.” The event was initially described as a webinar on how to best reach the Black market, however, what resulted was a fantastic discussion that…
  • Business Wire: Trust Is The Air We Breathe

    Serena Ehrlich, Director of Social & Evolving Media
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    By Serena Ehrlich, Director of Social + Evolving Media, Business Wire Earlier this week, Scott Fedonchik, VP of Marketing for Business Wire, crafted a must-read piece for PRSA outlining the role of trust within the communications space.  Scott notes, that while the communications industry constantly seeks new tactics and techniques to differentiate pitches and media engagement strategies, when it comes down to it, reporters are more likely to rely on sources they can trust for information. In news and financial communities, trust is a powerful and precious asset that is earned over time,…
 
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  • Fitch Rates Ally Auto Receivables Trust 2015-SN1

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings assigns the following ratings to Ally Auto Receivables Trust 2015-SN1: --$182,000,000 class A-1 asset-backed notes 'F1+sf'; --$250,000,000 class A-2a asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$230,000,000 class A-2b asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$250,000,000 class A-3 asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable; --$74,600,000 class A-4 asset-backed notes 'AAAsf'; Outlook Stable. KEY RATING DRIVERS Stable Collateral Quality: The pool co
  • Research and Markets: Indonesia Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4vmdx3/indonesia_tyre) has announced the addition of the "Indonesia Tyre Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020" report to their offering. According to Indonesia Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020, the Indonesia tyre market is forecast to increase at a CAGR of more than 13% during 2015-20. Large two-wheeler fleet size, easy raw material availability and continuing government support would cont
  • Tenneco Develops Gasoline Particulate Filter Technology for European Light Vehicles

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    BRUSSELS, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) announced today that it is leveraging its expertise in diesel particulate filter technology to develop gasoline particulate filters for 2017 model year light vehicles. These filters are designed for gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines to reduce particulate emissions in compliance with the Euro 6c emissions regulation, which takes effect on September 1, 2017. GDI engines help improve fuel economy and therefore reduce CO2 emissions; howe
  • Samenvatting: Tenneco ontwikkelt benzinedeeltjesfilter voor lichte Europese auto's

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    BRUSSELS, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenneco heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt dat het bij de ontwikkeling van filters voor benzinedeeltjes gebruikmaakt van zijn expertise in filters voor dieseldeeltjes. De nieuwe filters zijn bedoeld voor lichte automodellen die in 2017 verschijnen. Ze zijn ontworpen voor motoren met directe brandstofinjectie en verlagen de uitstoot van stofdeeltjes. Daarmee voldoen de motoren aan de Euro 6c-regulatie met betrekking tot de uitstoot door auto's, die op 1 september 201
  • Samenvatting: Tenneco doet mee aan EU-project voor innovatieve chassissystemen

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tenneco heeft vandaag bekendgemaakt deel te nemen aan Project EVE (Innovative Engineering of Ground VEhicles with Integrated Active Chassis Systems). EVE is een door de Europese Unie gefinancierd project dat technologisch hoogstaande grondvoertuigen ontwikkelt. De projectpartners ontwikkelen auto-onderdelen die zijn gericht op verbeteringen in veiligheid, efficiënt energiegebruik en rijgemak. De ontwikkeling behelst ook nieuwe hardwaresystemen voor remmen, actieve sch
 
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  • Hampshire Group Announces Filing of Form 12b-25

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hampshire Group, Limited (OTC Markets:HAMP) today announced that it has filed a Form 12b-25, Notification of Late Filing, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with regard to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (the “2014 10-K”). This will allow the Company an additional fifteen calendar days to file the 2014 10-K, which was otherwise due on March 31, 2015. Significant management time and resources have been spent on addressi
  • UFCW President Perrone in Response to Governor Pence: Fully Repeal Indiana’s Discriminatory Law

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marc Perrone, International President of the 1.3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), called for a full repeal of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s press conference where he offered to fix the law without providing specifics. "This law is not about freedom, it purposely legislates discrimination and division. It is anti-American, anti-family, and anti-worker. It is a law that c
  • Autism Symposium April 18 at Stanford University, Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autism Symposium April 18 at Stanford University, sponsored by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Event helps parents understand how new research could affect their children’s lives.
  • Singers Compete for a Second Chance at Glory on the SUNDAY BEST ALL STARS Edition

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Season eight of BET's hit gospel competition show, SUNDAY BEST, returns with a special all-star edition featuring some of the contestants from the last seven seasons. In lieu of auditions, fans will help decide the top ten finalists through an online voting system on BET.COM/SUNDAYBEST that kicks off Wednesday, April 1 at 3 PM ET. Fans can brush up on past contestant performance highlights to help vote their favorite singer into the final competition. Online voting
  • Irving Place Capital Completes Acquisition of Bendon from The Wicks Group

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), a middle-market private equity firm, has completed its acquisition of Bendon, Inc. ("Bendon" or the "Company"), a leading provider of non-licensed and licensed children’s coloring and activity products, from The Wicks Group ("Wicks"). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bendon’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Ferguson, stated, "We have experienced strong growth with the Wicks team, and they have been a valuable partner to us throug
 
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  • Fourth Annual SEAL–NSW Family Foundation Event at Del Mar Country Club Raises Over $1 Million

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charity Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner Event at Del Mar Country Club raise more than $1 million to support the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation
  • ViON Wins NASA SEWP V Contract Award

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViON is one of four companies in a joint venture (SEWP Solutions LLC) that has been awarded a NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contract in the Computer Based Systems Group A.
  • Research and Markets: Global Ballistic Protection Market 2015-2019

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pvtwfr/global_ballistic) has announced the addition of the "Global Ballistic Protection Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. The Global Ballistic Protection market to grow at a CAGR of 5.21% over the period 2014-2019 Ballistic protection equipment protects both the soldiers and homeland security and law enforcement forces and vehicles (army and homeland security and law enforcement forces and privat
  • Exelis demonstrates networking technology enhancements

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exelis showcases networking technology enhancements to the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) at the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment demonstration in Fort Benning, GA.
  • School Safety Whitepaper Explores Role of Strategic Collaboration

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    WALLINGFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The problem of school safety and security needs to be addressed through strategic collaboration, according to a new whitepaper authored by Dr. William M. Toms and Mutualink.
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    Business Wire Education News

  • Fitch Rates Agnes Scott College (GA) Revs 'AA-'; Outlook Negative

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA-' rating to the approximately $20.7 million of Private Colleges and Universities Authority (GA) revenue bonds series 2015A and $17.5 million of Private Colleges and Universities Authority (GA) revenue bonds series 2015B, issued on behalf of Agnes Scott College (ASC). The bonds are expected to sell via negotiation the week of April 13. Proceeds will refinance and extend a portion of outstanding revenue bonds, refinance a short-term cons
  • PG&E Upgrades to Natural Gas System Helping to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) natural gas system contributed to the findings of a comprehensive, peer-reviewed study published online today in Environmental Science and Technology that confirms methane emissions from local natural gas systems have significantly decreased in the past 20 years, even as the system’s mileage has increased. Improvements made to the natural gas system are contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions nationwid
  • Fitch Releases Report on Indiana University Health, IN

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has published a report on Indiana University Health, IN. The report is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Indiana University Health http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=863720 ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS L
  • Books-A-Million Celebrates Teachers with Educator Week

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As a part of Books-A-Million’s Customer Appreciation Month, teachers will be celebrated with gift card giveaways, prizes and special savings.
  • Research and Markets: Global Online Language Learning Market 2015-2019

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pqfjqj/global_online) has announced the addition of the "Global Online Language Learning Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. The Global Online Language Learning market to grow at a CAGR of 10.04% over the period 2014-2019 Language learning during the past couple of years has gained momentum. Among numerous languages spoken worldwide, English has emerged as the most preferred language to learn, afte
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    Business Wire Energy News

  • New Concept Energy, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Concept Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GBR), (the “Company” or “NCE”) a Dallas-based oil and gas company, today reported Results of Operations for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. During the three months ended December 31, 2014 the Company reported a net loss of $436,000 or ($0.23) per share, compared to net income of $124,000 or $0.06 per share for the same period ended December 31, 2013. During the year ended December 31, 2014 the Company reported a net loss o
  • Edison International to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edison International (NYSE:EIX): WHAT:         First Quarter 2015 Financial Results   WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   TIME: 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) Please note new start time beginning this quarter   NUMBERS: 1-800-369-2198 – for callers in the United States 1-773-756-4618 – for international callers   PASSCODE: “Edison”   WEBCAST: www.edisoninvestor.com   In addition to the live conference call and webcast, a telephone replay will be available through May 7, 2015 a
  • NewMarket Corporation Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Review First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) announced today it will release first quarter 2015 earnings at the close of business on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The earnings announcement will also be available on the company’s website at www.NewMarket.com beginning Thursday, April 23, 2015. NewMarket’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m. A conference call and Internet webcast is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 23, to review first q
  • Willdan Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Willdan Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results
  • Kosmos Energy Announces Redetermination of Borrowing Base

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kosmos Energy Ltd. (“Kosmos”) (NYSE: KOS) announced today that the borrowing base under its reserves-based lending facility has remained unchanged at $1.5 billion following its lenders’ semi-annual redetermination process. For the first time, the borrowing base calculation includes value related to the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) development project in Ghana, as well as the Jubilee field. Total undrawn availability on the reserves-based lending facility remains $
 
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  • Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on April 28

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call to discuss first quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing first quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on April 28, 2015. Details for the public webcast are as follows:     TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time   DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   DURATION: One hour   LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor   ARCHIVE: A repl
  • Plum Creek to Webcast Investor and Analyst Meeting

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plum Creek to Webcast Investor and Analyst Meeting
  • Flexible Solutions Announces Full Year, 2014 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    VICTORIA, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE Amex: FSI, FRANKFURT: FXT), is the developer and manufacturer of biodegradable polymers for oil extraction, detergent ingredients and water treatment as well as crop nutrient availability chemistry. Flexible Solutions also manufactures biodegradable and environmentally safe water and energy conservation technologies. Today the Company announces financial results for the first quarter and full year ended De
  • PG&E Upgrades to Natural Gas System Helping to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) natural gas system contributed to the findings of a comprehensive, peer-reviewed study published online today in Environmental Science and Technology that confirms methane emissions from local natural gas systems have significantly decreased in the past 20 years, even as the system’s mileage has increased. Improvements made to the natural gas system are contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions nationwid
  • Siemens Receives Major Order from Apex Clean Energy for 299-MW Wind Project in Oklahoma

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens has been awarded an order from Apex Clean Energy to supply, support installation and provide long-term service for 130 wind turbines for the Kay Wind project to be located in Kay County, Oklahoma, approximately two hours north of Oklahoma City. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin this year, with the start of operations expected for the fourth quarter of 2015. Upon completion of the project, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power wi
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  • Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on April 28

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call to discuss first quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing first quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on April 28, 2015. Details for the public webcast are as follows:     TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time   DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   DURATION: One hour   LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor   ARCHIVE: A repl
  • St. Jude Medical Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, will issue a news release announcing its first quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 6:15 a.m. CDT. The company will then hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the financial results at 7 a.m. CDT (8 a.m. EDT). A live webcast will be available via the St. Jude Medical Investor Relations website (http://investors.sjm.com/). Approximately one hour following t
  • 2015 BIO International Convention Super Sessions Announced

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2015 BIO International Convention® will feature Super Sessions focusing on industry analysis, forecasts and discussions on hot topics.
  • Dyax Announces Positive Results from Phase 1b Clinical Trial of DX-2930

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ:DYAX) today announced positive safety, pharmacokinetic, biomarker, and efficacy results from the Phase 1b clinical study of their investigational product, DX-2930. Discovered by Dyax, DX-2930 is a fully human monoclonal antibody inhibitor of plasma kallikrein being developed for the prevention of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks. The ongoing Phase 1b study is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-ascendin
  • IntriCon Amends Domestic Credit Facilities

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN), a designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of miniature and micro-miniature body-worn devices, announced today that it has amended its credit facilities with The PrivateBank. Highlights of the amendment include: Increasing IntriCon’s term loan to $5.0 million from its current balance of $1.75 million, amortized in quarterly principal installments of $250,000; Lowering interest rates on the term loan and revolving l
 
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  • St. Jude Medical Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, will issue a news release announcing its first quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 6:15 a.m. CDT. The company will then hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the financial results at 7 a.m. CDT (8 a.m. EDT). A live webcast will be available via the St. Jude Medical Investor Relations website (http://investors.sjm.com/). Approximately one hour following t
  • Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on April 28

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call to discuss first quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing first quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on April 28, 2015. Details for the public webcast are as follows:     TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time   DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   DURATION: One hour   LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor   ARCHIVE: A repl
  • Carpenter Technology Announces Restructuring Plan And Provides Guidance on Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carpenter Technology Corporation (“Carpenter” or the “Company”) today announced restructuring actions to reduce fixed overhead costs and position the Company to drive long-term, profitable growth. The actions are precipitated by the Company’s desire to improve operating cost performance and the current weakness in the Oil and Gas market, and they are part of an overall plan to deliver greater value to shareholders by strengthening the Company's performance as a
  • NewMarket Corporation Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Review First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) announced today it will release first quarter 2015 earnings at the close of business on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The earnings announcement will also be available on the company’s website at www.NewMarket.com beginning Thursday, April 23, 2015. NewMarket’s annual meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m. A conference call and Internet webcast is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 23, to review first q
  • Willdan Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Willdan Group Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results
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  • Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Sponsor 39th Annual Grandma’s Marathon

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Sponsor 39th Annual Grandma’s Marathon
  • Fourth Annual SEAL–NSW Family Foundation Event at Del Mar Country Club Raises Over $1 Million

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charity Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner Event at Del Mar Country Club raise more than $1 million to support the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation
  • PG&E Kicks off National Volunteer Month, Plans More Than 100 Employee Volunteer Projects in April

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today kicked-off the utility’s third-annual Month of Service employee volunteer initiative. Anchored by 11 Earth Day cleanup and restoration events in partnership with the California State Parks Foundation, the company’s Month of Service program will feature more than 100 employee volunteer projects throughout Northern and Central California. “PG&E employees have a long
  • PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS Brand and Independent We Stand Organization Partner to Support Independent Dealers

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The new PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand today announced its exclusive paint-brand partnership with Independent We Stand, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revival of independent, locally-owned and -operated businesses. The PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand is sold exclusively by independent dealers across the U.S., while the nonprofit group encourages consumers to shop at independent businesses to help stimulate the economy in their communities. “Our par
  • Monsanto Announces Multi-Year Commitment to Help Monarch Butterflies

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company announced today a $400,000 commitment to partner with and support the efforts of experts working to benefit monarch butterflies. This comes in addition to the company’s earlier announcement of a $3.6 million grant to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Monsanto’s funding is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to work with experts in support of important biodiversity initiatives. “Monsanto is committed to preserving and protecting t
 
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    Business Wire Professional Services News

  • Chris Morin Joins California Bank of Commerce as EVP and Market President for Santa Clara Region

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    LAFAYETTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: CABC), a unique business bank serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area, announced today that Chris Morin has joined the Bank as a Executive Vice President and Market President, Santa Clara Region. "Last year we raised additional capital to accelerate our growth. While we already have a presence in San Jose with CBC Business Credit our ABL lending group, Chris is the first piece in our growth plans for expanding commercial
  • Fitch Affirms Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, OH's ULTGOs at 'A+'; Outlook to Positive

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, OH (the district) unlimited tax general obligation (ULTGO) bonds: --$1.45 million series 2003 advance refunding unlimited tax bonds, at 'A+'; --$8.5 million series 2006 advance refunding unlimited tax bonds, at 'A+'; --$8.6 million series 2007 advance refunding unlimited tax bonds, at 'A+'. The Rating Outlook is revised to Positive from Stable. SECURITY ULTGO bonds are payable from a
  • MFS Announces Portfolio Management Changes for MFS Intermediate Income Trust

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) is announcing changes to the portfolio management team of MFS Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN) ("the Fund"), a closed end fund. Effective at the close of business today, Matthew Ryan and Ward Brown will no longer manage the fund. Current portfolio management team members James Calmas and Erik Weisman will continue to manage the fund. The fund, which has an investment objective to seek high current income, but may also consider capi
  • Diamond Scratches the Surface with Microsoft

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Insuresoft is partnering with Microsoft Corp. to provide better and more convenient ways for consumers to access their day to day insurance related needs. Insuresoft’s insurance carrier customers can now offer a new mobile app to their policyholders who use Windows Phones or Windows tablets. The Windows 8.1 app offers policyholders’ options to make premium payments, check policy status, show proof of coverage, and even print their policies from their mobi
  • FIS to Report First Quarter Earnings on April 30, 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, will announce first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, prior to market open. The company will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) the same day. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, www.fisglobal.com.
 
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  • Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Sponsor 39th Annual Grandma’s Marathon

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Sponsor 39th Annual Grandma’s Marathon
  • Fourth Annual SEAL–NSW Family Foundation Event at Del Mar Country Club Raises Over $1 Million

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charity Golf Tournament and Gala Dinner Event at Del Mar Country Club raise more than $1 million to support the SEAL-NSW Family Foundation
  • FLASR to Partner with Championship Bull Riding for 2015 Season

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FLASR (OTCQB: FLSR), the 4-oz. pocket-size, portable spittoon company, today announced it will be a title sponsor of the Championship Bull Riding (CBR) Tour in 2015. As part of the agreement, FLASR will receive a 30 second commercial on the Jumbotron during each event, live announcer mentions, arena signage and other on-site elements. CBR produces more than 30 annual events, including 13 key tour stops on “The Road to Cheyenne,” the series’ annual championship. It is o
  • U.S. Polo Association Comments on Decision to Compel Arbitration of Polo Ralph Lauren Claims

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States Polo Association, Inc. (“USPA”), the governing body of the sport of polo in the United States since 1890, and USPA Properties, Inc., today issued the following statement regarding the decision yesterday by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) denying the attempt by Polo Ralph Lauren (“PRL”) (NYSE: RL) to avoid arbitrating certain trademark claims brought against the USPA. W. David Cummings, President and Chi
  • Axalta, Penn State and Jeff Gordon Partner to Drive Home the Importance of STEM and Business Education

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, and Penn State today jointly announced a partnership that will include an on-campus press event and special learning opportunities with Jeff Gordon and his team at Pocono Raceway. The program, designed to drive awareness and support for STEM and business education, will focus on students currently engaged in the study of engineering and business. “Engineering is an integral part o
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  • Tremor Video Announces CFO Transition

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE:TRMR), an advertising technology company elevating brand advertising effectiveness across all screens for the world’s leading brands and publishers, today announced that Todd Sloan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will step down after a transition period to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Sloan has agreed to continue as CFO until May 31 and then assist the company as a strategic advisor through August 15. The company has ini
  • FIS to Report First Quarter Earnings on April 30, 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, will announce first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, prior to market open. The company will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) the same day. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, www.fisglobal.com.
  • Diamond Scratches the Surface with Microsoft

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Insuresoft is partnering with Microsoft Corp. to provide better and more convenient ways for consumers to access their day to day insurance related needs. Insuresoft’s insurance carrier customers can now offer a new mobile app to their policyholders who use Windows Phones or Windows tablets. The Windows 8.1 app offers policyholders’ options to make premium payments, check policy status, show proof of coverage, and even print their policies from their mobi
  • Liberty Broadband Corporation to Hold Annual Meeting of Stockholders

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liberty Broadband Corporation to Hold Annual Meeting of Stockholders
  • Dell, Samsung, and Lenovo See Positive Growth in Worldwide PC Monitor Market Despite Overall Decline in Fourth Quarter of 2014, According to IDC

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled 34 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), a year-over-year decline of -4.4%, according to IDC.
 
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  • Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on April 28

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call to discuss first quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing first quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on April 28, 2015. Details for the public webcast are as follows:     TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time   DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   DURATION: One hour   LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor   ARCHIVE: A repl
  • Edison International to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edison International (NYSE:EIX): WHAT:         First Quarter 2015 Financial Results   WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   TIME: 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) Please note new start time beginning this quarter   NUMBERS: 1-800-369-2198 – for callers in the United States 1-773-756-4618 – for international callers   PASSCODE: “Edison”   WEBCAST: www.edisoninvestor.com   In addition to the live conference call and webcast, a telephone replay will be available through May 7, 2015 a
  • Camden Property Trust Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) today announced that its first quarter 2015 earnings will be released after the market closes on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Management will host a conference call on the following day, Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. Conference CallDomestic Dial-In Number: (888) 317-6003International Dial-In Number: (412) 317-6061Passcode: 1020491 Conference Call ReplayDomestic Dial-In Number: (877) 344-7529International Dial-In Number: (
  • ComEd Salutes Utility Workers on National Lineman Appreciation Day

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31 marks National Lineman Appreciation Day, established in 2013, to honor the men and women that work day-in and day-out to provide safe and reliable service to customers. Today, ComEd salutes its more than 1,600 men and women who work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, often in challenging conditions, and on weekends and holidays, to serve our customers. To honor the nation’s line workers, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives designat
  • Autism Symposium April 18 at Stanford University, Sponsored by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autism Symposium April 18 at Stanford University, sponsored by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Event helps parents understand how new research could affect their children’s lives.
 
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  • Walmart Recognizes J.B. Hunt as 2014 Sam’s Club Carrier of the Year

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:57 pm
    LOWELL, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) announced today that the Company has received the 2014 Sam’s Club Carrier of the Year award in recognition of services provided to Sam’s Clubs located throughout the United States. In a letter of commendation to J.B. Hunt, Chris Kozak, Senior Director of Carrier Relations at Walmart Corporate Transportation, and Kevin X. Jones, Vice President of Walmart Inbound Transportation, wrote: “J.B. Hunt has consistently pro
  • Wintergreen Fund’s Bradden Backer Receives Board Trustee of the Year Award

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bradden C. Backer, independent Chairman of Wintergreen Fund, was named Small Board Trustee of the Year by Fund Directions, a leading publication on governance and compliance for the fund industry. Fund Directions gives the annual awards for outstanding achievement on behalf of fund shareholders, the board and the industry as a whole. The Small Board Trustee of the Year goes to a director who serves on a board overseeing $20 billion or less in assets. Backer, a partner
  • Marie Fitzgerald of SMMA Honored with 2015 IIDA New England Leadership Award

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Interior Design Association New England Chapter will honor Marie E. Fitzgerald of SMMA | Symmes Maini & McKee Associates with the IIDA 2015 New England Leadership Award, for her contributions to the interior design profession and her impact on the region’s design community. The award will be presented at the Chapter’s Business Leaders Breakfast, taking place on May 7th at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. Marie is a Senior Vice Presiden
  • Efficio Shortlisted for Procurement Leaders Award

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Efficio are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for an award in the Best Procurement Service Provider category for their work with Thames Water.
  • ViON Wins NASA SEWP V Contract Award

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViON is one of four companies in a joint venture (SEWP Solutions LLC) that has been awarded a NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V contract in the Computer Based Systems Group A.
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  • Fitch Affirms Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, OH's ULTGOs at 'A+'; Outlook to Positive

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed the following Perrysburg Exempted Village School District, OH (the district) unlimited tax general obligation (ULTGO) bonds: --$1.45 million series 2003 advance refunding unlimited tax bonds, at 'A+'; --$8.5 million series 2006 advance refunding unlimited tax bonds, at 'A+'; --$8.6 million series 2007 advance refunding unlimited tax bonds, at 'A+'. The Rating Outlook is revised to Positive from Stable. SECURITY ULTGO bonds are payable from a
  • Fitch Rates Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer Dist (WI) Promissory Notes 'AAA' and Affirms GOs at 'AAA'

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AAA' rating to the following unlimited tax general obligations (GO) of Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewer District, WI (MMSD, the district): --$100 million GO promissory notes, series 2015A. The proceeds of the notes will be used to finance the costs of various capital improvement projects. The notes are expected to sell competitively on April 20, 2015. In addition, Fitch affirms the following ratings: --$233.8 million in unlimited tax GO bond
  • A.M. Best Comments on the Ratings of Montpelier Re Holdings, Ltd. and Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd.

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has commented that the financial strength rating of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “a” of Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd (Montpelier) are unchanged following the March 31, 2015 announcement that Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (MRH) [NYSE:MRH], the parent company of Montpelier, had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. [NYSE:ENH] (Endurance). Additionally, the ICR of “bbb” and existing debt
  • Fitch Rates Agnes Scott College (GA) Revs 'AA-'; Outlook Negative

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA-' rating to the approximately $20.7 million of Private Colleges and Universities Authority (GA) revenue bonds series 2015A and $17.5 million of Private Colleges and Universities Authority (GA) revenue bonds series 2015B, issued on behalf of Agnes Scott College (ASC). The bonds are expected to sell via negotiation the week of April 13. Proceeds will refinance and extend a portion of outstanding revenue bonds, refinance a short-term cons
  • Fitch Affirms Connecticut Muni Electric Energy Cooperative Power Supply System Rev Bonds at 'A+'

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings affirms the 'A+' rating on Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative's (CMEEC) following bonds: --$69.5 million power supply system revenue bonds, 2013 series A&B; --$28.5 million CMEEC transmission services revenue bonds, 2012 series A. In addition, Fitch affirms the rating on the following bonds: --$20.7 million Connecticut Transmission Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (TRANSCO) 2012 series A transmission system revenue bonds at 'A+'.
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  • MFS Announces Portfolio Management Changes for MFS Intermediate Income Trust

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) is announcing changes to the portfolio management team of MFS Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN) ("the Fund"), a closed end fund. Effective at the close of business today, Matthew Ryan and Ward Brown will no longer manage the fund. Current portfolio management team members James Calmas and Erik Weisman will continue to manage the fund. The fund, which has an investment objective to seek high current income, but may also consider capi
  • MFS Releases Closed-End Fund Income Distribution Sources for Certain Funds

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) released today the distribution income sources for three of its closed-end funds for March 2015: MFS® Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN), MFS® Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE: MGF) and MFS® Special Value Trust (NYSE: MFV). This information also can be obtained by visiting MFS.com by clicking on Products & Performance > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information. MFS Intermediate Income TrustDistribution period: Ma
  • Nuveen Commodity Funds Adjourn Annual Meetings

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions as well as individual investors, today announced that the Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund (NYSE MKT: CFD) and the Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (NYSE MKT: CTF) adjourned their annual meetings of shareholders until May 15, 2015 to allow additional solicitation of votes on the proposed plan to convert the funds into open-end exchange-traded funds (ETFs). As previously a
  • NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund Announces the Regular Monthly Dividend

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE: NHF) (“NHF” or the “Fund”) today announced its regular monthly dividend on its common stock of $.06 per share. The dividend will be payable on the last business day of April to shareholders of record at the close of business April 23, 2015. The Fund is a closed-end fund managed by NexPoint Advisors, L.P. (the “Manager”), an affiliated adviser of Highland Capital Management, L.P. The Fund invests primarily in below investment grade
  • AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund Reports Results for the Fiscal Quarter and Year Ended January 31, 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AllianzGI Equity & Convertible Income Fund (the "Fund") (NYSE: NIE), a diversified closed-end management investment company which seeks total return comprised of capital appreciation, current income and gains, today announced its results for the fiscal quarter and year ended January 31, 2015.         At January 31, 2015 2014 Net Assets $613,133,460 $603,785,675 Shares Outstanding 27,708,965 27,708,965 Net Asset Value ("NAV") $22.13 $21.79 Market Price $20.01 $18.7
 
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  • Fitch Rates Agnes Scott College (GA) Revs 'AA-'; Outlook Negative

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned a 'AA-' rating to the approximately $20.7 million of Private Colleges and Universities Authority (GA) revenue bonds series 2015A and $17.5 million of Private Colleges and Universities Authority (GA) revenue bonds series 2015B, issued on behalf of Agnes Scott College (ASC). The bonds are expected to sell via negotiation the week of April 13. Proceeds will refinance and extend a portion of outstanding revenue bonds, refinance a short-term cons
  • PG&E Upgrades to Natural Gas System Helping to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) natural gas system contributed to the findings of a comprehensive, peer-reviewed study published online today in Environmental Science and Technology that confirms methane emissions from local natural gas systems have significantly decreased in the past 20 years, even as the system’s mileage has increased. Improvements made to the natural gas system are contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions nationwid
  • Fitch Releases Report on Indiana University Health, IN

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has published a report on Indiana University Health, IN. The report is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. Applicable Criteria and Related Research: Indiana University Health http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=863720 ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS L
  • Sallie Mae Helps High School Seniors Evaluate Financial Aid Award Letters

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    NEWARK, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The calendar says it’s spring but, for millions of college-bound high school seniors, it’s award letter season. That’s when colleges across the country follow up acceptance letters with financial aid award letters to offer students financial assistance. Many families consider the award letter to be the key determinant of a college’s affordability, because it reveals what the college might be able to contribute toward the cost and how much of the cost students and
  • Fitch Affirms Austin Community College District Texas' Ltd Tax Bonds at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings affirms the outstanding limited tax debt of Austin Community College District, Texas (ACC or the district) as follows: --$82.7 million limited tax bonds at 'AA+'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY The bonds are a direct obligation of the district, secured by an annual property tax levy limited to $0.50 per $100 of taxable assessed valuation (TAV) on all taxable property within the district. KEY RATING DRIVERS DIVERSE, GROWING TAX BASE: The dist
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  • Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on April 28

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call to discuss first quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing first quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on April 28, 2015. Details for the public webcast are as follows:     TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time   DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   DURATION: One hour   LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor   ARCHIVE: A repl
  • St. Jude Medical Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, will issue a news release announcing its first quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 6:15 a.m. CDT. The company will then hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the financial results at 7 a.m. CDT (8 a.m. EDT). A live webcast will be available via the St. Jude Medical Investor Relations website (http://investors.sjm.com/). Approximately one hour following t
  • FIS to Report First Quarter Earnings on April 30, 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, will announce first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, prior to market open. The company will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) the same day. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, www.fisglobal.com.
  • Edison International to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edison International (NYSE:EIX): WHAT:         First Quarter 2015 Financial Results   WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   TIME: 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) Please note new start time beginning this quarter   NUMBERS: 1-800-369-2198 – for callers in the United States 1-773-756-4618 – for international callers   PASSCODE: “Edison”   WEBCAST: www.edisoninvestor.com   In addition to the live conference call and webcast, a telephone replay will be available through May 7, 2015 a
  • Royal Gold Announces Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Earnings Call

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Royal Gold's press release announcing third quarter conference call
 
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  • United Rentals Announces Execution of New Asset-Based Loan Facility

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NYSE:URI) United Rentals, Inc., United Rentals (North America), Inc. (together, the “Company”) and certain of their subsidiaries announced today that they entered into a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which provides for a senior secured asset-based loan facility (the “ABL Facility”) of $2,500 million, a portion of which is available for borrowing in Canadian Dollars. The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also provides for an uncommitte
  • Freedom Specialty Programs Underwriting Unit Teams with Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation (IPISC) to Offer Intellectual Property Insurance Products

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Freedom Specialty’s Programs underwriting unit recently partnered with Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation (IPISC) to offer intellectual property insurance products. “We continue to grow our product base in the specialty liability market as evidenced by our partnership with IPISC,” said John Lopes, vice president of Freedom Specialty Programs. “Freedom Specialty brings the financial strength and stability, while IPISC has the deep expertise and extens
  • IntriCon Amends Domestic Credit Facilities

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN), a designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of miniature and micro-miniature body-worn devices, announced today that it has amended its credit facilities with The PrivateBank. Highlights of the amendment include: Increasing IntriCon’s term loan to $5.0 million from its current balance of $1.75 million, amortized in quarterly principal installments of $250,000; Lowering interest rates on the term loan and revolving l
  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery Enters Distribution Agreement with Craft Brew Alliance

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    PORTLAND, Ore. & BOONE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Appalachian Mountain Brewery Enters Distribution Agreement with Craft Brew Alliance
  • Siemens Receives Major Order from Apex Clean Energy for 299-MW Wind Project in Oklahoma

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens has been awarded an order from Apex Clean Energy to supply, support installation and provide long-term service for 130 wind turbines for the Kay Wind project to be located in Kay County, Oklahoma, approximately two hours north of Oklahoma City. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin this year, with the start of operations expected for the fourth quarter of 2015. Upon completion of the project, Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power wi
 
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  • Franklin Street Properties Corp. Announces Sale of Eden Prairie, Minnesota Property

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Franklin Street Properties Corp. (the “Company”, “FSP”, “our” or “we”) (NYSE MKT: FSP), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today its sale of an approximately 153,028 square foot office property known as “Eden Bluff Corporate Center I” located at 14800 Charlson Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Gross proceeds from the sale were approximately $28,000,000. George J. Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer of FSP, commented, “The sale of Eden Bluf
  • Merrill Corporation Announces Divestiture of its Legal Solutions Business

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merrill Corporation Announces Divestiture of its Legal Solutions Business. Divestiture Further Demonstrates Merrill’s Commitment to Core Growth Businesses.
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  • MFS Releases Closed-End Fund Income Distribution Sources for Certain Funds

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) released today the distribution income sources for three of its closed-end funds for March 2015: MFS® Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN), MFS® Government Markets Income Trust (NYSE: MGF) and MFS® Special Value Trust (NYSE: MFV). This information also can be obtained by visiting MFS.com by clicking on Products & Performance > Closed End Funds > Dividend Source Information. MFS Intermediate Income TrustDistribution period: Ma
  • Anworth Announces Increase to Series B Preferred Stock Conversion Rate

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anworth Mortgage announced that the conversion rate of its Series B Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock will increase from 4.2029 to 4.2640 shares of its common stock effective April 1, 2015.
  • NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund Announces the Regular Monthly Dividend

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE: NHF) (“NHF” or the “Fund”) today announced its regular monthly dividend on its common stock of $.06 per share. The dividend will be payable on the last business day of April to shareholders of record at the close of business April 23, 2015. The Fund is a closed-end fund managed by NexPoint Advisors, L.P. (the “Manager”), an affiliated adviser of Highland Capital Management, L.P. The Fund invests primarily in below investment grade
  • Voya Prime Rate Trust (NYSE: PPR) Dividend Declaration

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Voya Prime Rate Trust (NYSE: PPR) TO: Interested Parties DATE: March 31, 2015 The following dividend information is for the 31 days of March for Voya Prime Rate Trust (CUSIP No. 92913A 10 0): DIVIDEND: $0.0290   Declaration Date: 3/31/2015   Ex. Date: 4/08/2015   Record Date: 4/10/2015   Payable Date: 4/22/2015   Voya Investment Management Co. LLC Dan Norman 7337 E. Doubletree Ranch Road Sr. Vice President Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: (480)477-2112 Fax: (860)2
  • The TJX Companies, Inc. Announces 20% Increase in Common Stock Dividend

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX), the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, today announced that its Board of Directors has raised the amount of its quarterly dividend by 20% from the last dividend paid. The Board declared a regular quarterly dividend in the amount of $.21 per share, payable June 4, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 14, 2015. Carol Meyrowitz, Chief Executive Officer of The TJX Companies, Inc
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  • FIS to Report First Quarter Earnings on April 30, 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, will announce first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, prior to market open. The company will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) the same day. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, www.fisglobal.com.
  • Carpenter Technology Announces Restructuring Plan And Provides Guidance on Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    WYOMISSING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carpenter Technology Corporation (“Carpenter” or the “Company”) today announced restructuring actions to reduce fixed overhead costs and position the Company to drive long-term, profitable growth. The actions are precipitated by the Company’s desire to improve operating cost performance and the current weakness in the Oil and Gas market, and they are part of an overall plan to deliver greater value to shareholders by strengthening the Company's performance as a
  • Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on April 28

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call to discuss first quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing first quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on April 28, 2015. Details for the public webcast are as follows:     TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time   DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   DURATION: One hour   LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor   ARCHIVE: A repl
  • St. Jude Medical Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, will issue a news release announcing its first quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 6:15 a.m. CDT. The company will then hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the financial results at 7 a.m. CDT (8 a.m. EDT). A live webcast will be available via the St. Jude Medical Investor Relations website (http://investors.sjm.com/). Approximately one hour following t
  • New Concept Energy, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Concept Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GBR), (the “Company” or “NCE”) a Dallas-based oil and gas company, today reported Results of Operations for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. During the three months ended December 31, 2014 the Company reported a net loss of $436,000 or ($0.23) per share, compared to net income of $124,000 or $0.06 per share for the same period ended December 31, 2013. During the year ended December 31, 2014 the Company reported a net loss o
 
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  • Hampshire Group Announces Filing of Form 12b-25

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hampshire Group, Limited (OTC Markets:HAMP) today announced that it has filed a Form 12b-25, Notification of Late Filing, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with regard to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (the “2014 10-K”). This will allow the Company an additional fifteen calendar days to file the 2014 10-K, which was otherwise due on March 31, 2015. Significant management time and resources have been spent on addressi
  • Cegedim: Release of its 2014 Registration Document

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Cegedim, a technology and services company committed to innovation, announces that its 2014 Registration Document (in French) has been published in compliance with Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) regulations on March 31, 2015, under the number D.15-0260. This report is available free of charge at Company headquarters (Cegedim, Financial Department, 127 rue d’Aguesseau, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt) and on the Company’s website, www.cegedim.com, under
  • Cegedim : Publication du Document de Référence 2014

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Cegedim, entreprise de technologies et de services portée par l’innovation, annonce que son Document de Référence 2014 a été déposé auprès de l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) en date du 31 mars 2015 sous le numéro D.15-0260. Ce document est mis à disposition gratuitement au siège de la société (Cegedim – Direction Financière - 127 rue d’Aguesseau - 92100 Boulogne Billancourt) ainsi que sur le site Internet de Cegedim (http://www.cegedim.fr - rubri
  • Mentor Capital Reports 2014 Revenues of $2.1 Million in 10-K

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mentor Capital (MNTR) 10-K filed for Marijuana M&A leader shows $2.1M in sales, $3.4M book value, $3.4 Million raised, $1.8M in cannabis investment, 14M shares, $8.7M market cap, and $326,228 in cash
  • Pacific WebWorks, Inc. Discusses 2014 10-K Report

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific WebWorks, Inc. (OTCBB: PWEB) today discussed its 2014 10-K report that was filed with the SEC. The Company highlighted its substantial increase in revenues and operating performance improvements, and also discussed its large receivable and restricted cash balances. Lance Bell, CEO, stated, “Our net revenues of $6,578,311 for the year ended December 31, 2014 were almost four times greater than those from the previous year and gross profit of $1,721,592 wa
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  • United Rentals Announces Execution of New Asset-Based Loan Facility

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NYSE:URI) United Rentals, Inc., United Rentals (North America), Inc. (together, the “Company”) and certain of their subsidiaries announced today that they entered into a Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement which provides for a senior secured asset-based loan facility (the “ABL Facility”) of $2,500 million, a portion of which is available for borrowing in Canadian Dollars. The Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement also provides for an uncommitte
  • Burlington Stores, Inc. Announces Secondary Offering of Common Stock

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    BURLINGTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) (the “Company”) announced today that affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC and certain other stockholders intend to offer 12,490,154 shares of the Company’s common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering consists entirely of secondary shares to be sold by the selling stockholders. The Company will not sell any shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering. J.P. Morgan is acting
  • Kosmos Energy Announces Redetermination of Borrowing Base

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kosmos Energy Ltd. (“Kosmos”) (NYSE: KOS) announced today that the borrowing base under its reserves-based lending facility has remained unchanged at $1.5 billion following its lenders’ semi-annual redetermination process. For the first time, the borrowing base calculation includes value related to the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) development project in Ghana, as well as the Jubilee field. Total undrawn availability on the reserves-based lending facility remains $
  • Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Sponsor 39th Annual Grandma’s Marathon

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two Harbors Investment Corp. to Sponsor 39th Annual Grandma’s Marathon
  • IntriCon Amends Domestic Credit Facilities

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN), a designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of miniature and micro-miniature body-worn devices, announced today that it has amended its credit facilities with The PrivateBank. Highlights of the amendment include: Increasing IntriCon’s term loan to $5.0 million from its current balance of $1.75 million, amortized in quarterly principal installments of $250,000; Lowering interest rates on the term loan and revolving l
 
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  • NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund Completes Spin-Off of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc.

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE: NHF) ("NHF") announced today that it completed its previously announced spin-off of NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. (NYSE: NXRT) ("NXRT"). Starting tomorrow, April 1, 2015, NXRT will trade on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the ticker symbol "NXRT," and NHF’s common shares will continue to trade on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "NHF." Following the spin-off, NXRT will be an independent publicly traded real estate inv
  • NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. to Begin Trading on New York Stock Exchange as Independent Company

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NexPoint Residential Trust, Inc. (NYSE: NXRT) ("NXRT" or the "Company") announced today the successful completion of its spin-off from NexPoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE: NHF) ("NHF"). The Company will begin "regular way" trading as an independent public company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "NXRT," starting tomorrow, April 1, 2015. NXRT is a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that will focus on directly or indirectly acquiring, owning, op
 
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  • Wintergreen Fund’s Bradden Backer Receives Board Trustee of the Year Award

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bradden C. Backer, independent Chairman of Wintergreen Fund, was named Small Board Trustee of the Year by Fund Directions, a leading publication on governance and compliance for the fund industry. Fund Directions gives the annual awards for outstanding achievement on behalf of fund shareholders, the board and the industry as a whole. The Small Board Trustee of the Year goes to a director who serves on a board overseeing $20 billion or less in assets. Backer, a partner
  • RiverPark Launches RiverPark Focused Value Fund

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RiverPark is adding to its mutual fund family with today's launch of the RiverPark Focused Value Fund, managed by former hedge fund manager David Berkowitz.
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  • Chris Morin Joins California Bank of Commerce as EVP and Market President for Santa Clara Region

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    LAFAYETTE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: CABC), a unique business bank serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area, announced today that Chris Morin has joined the Bank as a Executive Vice President and Market President, Santa Clara Region. "Last year we raised additional capital to accelerate our growth. While we already have a presence in San Jose with CBC Business Credit our ABL lending group, Chris is the first piece in our growth plans for expanding commercial
  • Tremor Video Announces CFO Transition

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE:TRMR), an advertising technology company elevating brand advertising effectiveness across all screens for the world’s leading brands and publishers, today announced that Todd Sloan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will step down after a transition period to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Sloan has agreed to continue as CFO until May 31 and then assist the company as a strategic advisor through August 15. The company has ini
  • MFS Announces Portfolio Management Changes for MFS Intermediate Income Trust

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) is announcing changes to the portfolio management team of MFS Intermediate Income Trust (NYSE: MIN) ("the Fund"), a closed end fund. Effective at the close of business today, Matthew Ryan and Ward Brown will no longer manage the fund. Current portfolio management team members James Calmas and Erik Weisman will continue to manage the fund. The fund, which has an investment objective to seek high current income, but may also consider capi
  • CORRECTING and REPLACING U.S. Risk Names Gary M. Neidle Vice President and Branch Manager of a New Hartford, Connecticut Office of U.S. Risk Underwriters, Inc.

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gary M. Neidle's phone number should read: (215) 410-8785 (instead of (215) 410-8765). The corrected release reads: U.S. RISK NAMES GARY M. NEIDLE VICE PRESIDENT AND BRANCH MANAGER OF A NEW HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT OFFICE OF U.S. RISK UNDERWRITERS, INC. U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc. (www.usrisk.com), the sixth largest managing general agency and surplus lines wholesaler in the nation, announced that it has named Gary M. Neidle Vice President and Branch Manager of a new H
  • Cindy Ahn Joins Schiff Hardin’s Intellectual Property Practice

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Cindy S. Ahn has joined the firm as counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group. She is based in the firm’s Chicago office.
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  • A.M. Best Comments on the Ratings of Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. and Its Subsidiaries

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A.M. Best has commented that the financial strength rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of Endurance Specialty Insurance Ltd. (Endurance) and its affiliates remain unchanged following the recent announcement that their publicly traded parent, Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. [NYSE:ENH], has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. [NYSE:MRH] (Montpelier). Concurrently, A.M. Best has comment
  • Nuveen Commodity Funds Adjourn Annual Meetings

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions as well as individual investors, today announced that the Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund (NYSE MKT: CFD) and the Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (NYSE MKT: CTF) adjourned their annual meetings of shareholders until May 15, 2015 to allow additional solicitation of votes on the proposed plan to convert the funds into open-end exchange-traded funds (ETFs). As previously a
  • Dyax Announces Positive Results from Phase 1b Clinical Trial of DX-2930

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ:DYAX) today announced positive safety, pharmacokinetic, biomarker, and efficacy results from the Phase 1b clinical study of their investigational product, DX-2930. Discovered by Dyax, DX-2930 is a fully human monoclonal antibody inhibitor of plasma kallikrein being developed for the prevention of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks. The ongoing Phase 1b study is a multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-ascendin
  • Zoës Kitchen Expands to Missouri with First Location in Kansas City

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zoës Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), a fast-casual restaurant concept offering fresh, made-from-scratch Mediterranean dishes, continues its expansion and announces its first location in the state of Missouri, opening today at 100 Ward Parkway in Kansas City, MO. This newest location will bring the company’s total number of restaurants to 142 locations across 16 states. “We are very pleased to become a part of the Kansas City community as we open our first location in the sta
  • IntriCon Amends Domestic Credit Facilities

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ:IIN), a designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of miniature and micro-miniature body-worn devices, announced today that it has amended its credit facilities with The PrivateBank. Highlights of the amendment include: Increasing IntriCon’s term loan to $5.0 million from its current balance of $1.75 million, amortized in quarterly principal installments of $250,000; Lowering interest rates on the term loan and revolving l
 
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  • Dell, Samsung, and Lenovo See Positive Growth in Worldwide PC Monitor Market Despite Overall Decline in Fourth Quarter of 2014, According to IDC

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Worldwide PC monitor shipments totaled 34 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014 (4Q14), a year-over-year decline of -4.4%, according to IDC.
  • FBL Financial Group Presents 2014 Annual Report

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: FFG) today announced that its 2014 annual report to shareholders is now available on its website at www.fblfinancial.com. FBL’s online annual report features the video letter to shareholders with Chief Executive Officer James P. Brannen as well as a financial review and video commentary by Chief Financial Officer Donald J. Seibel. In addition, the annual report, financial statements and proxy statement are readily availabl
  • ALPHA M.O.S – RESULTATS ANNUELS AU 31 DECEMBRE 2014 D’UNE DUREE EXCEPTIONNELLE DE 3 MOIS

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    TOULOUSE, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Le Conseil d’Administration d’Alpha M.O.S (Paris:ALM) (EuroNext Paris – Eurolist C ISIN FR0000062804 ALM) s’est réuni le 20 mars 2015 sous la présidence de M. Jean-Christophe MIFSUD pour arrêter les comptes de l’exercice clos le 31 décembre 2014. Du 1er octobre au 31 décembre 2014, ALPHA MOS a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires hors taxes de 2.073 K€ en augmentation de 21 % par rapport à la période du 1er octobre au 31 décembre 2013. Les prises de
  • STENTYS : Résultats annuels 2014

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    PRINCETON, N.J. & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STENTYS : Résultats annuels 2014.
  • IronPlanet Sells More than $46 Million in Construction Equipment, Trucks, Government Surplus, and Oilfield Services Equipment Last Week

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    PLEASANTON, Calif. & EAGAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IronPlanet, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, sold $46.7 million in equipment at auctions held across its marketplaces March 25th – 27th. In addition to auctions held on IronPlanet’s online marketplaces, onsite events included a joint live unreserved public auction with Cat Auction Services in Des Moines, Iowa, and a two-day auction by Kruse Energy & Equipment Auctioneers held in Oklahom
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  • Number of Shares and Votes in Orexo

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    UPPSALA, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: The number of shares and votes in Orexo AB (STO:ORX) has changed as a result of the exercise of warrants in connection with the company’s incentive programs. Today, the last trading day of the month, there are in total 34,358,897 shares and votes in the company. About Orexo Orexo is an integrated pharmaceutical company with commercial operations in the United States and R&D in Sweden developing improved treatments using proprietary drug del
  • Synta Pharmaceuticals Prices Public Offering of Common Stock

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synta Pharmaceuticals Prices Public Offering of Common Stock
  • Hexion Inc. Announces Proposed $315 Million Debt Offering

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:40 am
    COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hexion Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that it is proposing to issue $315 million aggregate principal amount of new First-Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”) in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes will be senior obligations of the Company and will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by the Company’s existing domestic subsidiaries
  • Change in Number of Shares and Votes in AAK AB (publ.)

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    KARLSHAMN, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: AAK AB (STO:AAK) The incentive programme for senior executives and key employees implemented at the extraordinary general meeting on November 8, 2010 has resulted in the number of shares and votes in the company having increased during March 2015 by 214,600 shares and votes, through conversion of subscription warrants into new shares in the company. As of March 31, 2015, there are in total 41,987,039 shares and votes in the company. The infor
  • Number of Shares and Votes in Medivir

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    STOCKHOLM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Medivir (STO:MVIRB) Medivir AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: MVIR) today announced that the number of shares and votes in Medivir has changed as a result of redemption of share under the voluntary redemption programme resolved at the extraordinary general meeting on 20 November 2014. The new number of shares has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office during March 2015. Today, the last trading day of the month, the total number of outstan
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  • Burlington Stores, Inc. Announces Secondary Offering of Common Stock

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    BURLINGTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE:BURL) (the “Company”) announced today that affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC and certain other stockholders intend to offer 12,490,154 shares of the Company’s common stock in an underwritten public offering. The offering consists entirely of secondary shares to be sold by the selling stockholders. The Company will not sell any shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering. J.P. Morgan is acting
  • The J.G. Wentworth Company™ Announces $214.1 Million Fixed Rate Asset Backed Securitization

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The J.G. Wentworth Company™ (“J.G. Wentworth” or the “Company”) (NYSE:JGW) today announced that it has issued, through J.G. Wentworth XXXIV LLC, $214,111,000 of Fixed Rate Asset Backed Notes. The notes will primarily be collateralized by payments from a pool of rights arising under court ordered structured settlement payment purchase contracts, court ordered lottery payment purchase contracts and annuity contracts primarily originated by the J.G. Wentworth and Peac
  • Bovie Medical Corporation Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bovie Medical Corporation (“Bovie” or the “Company”) (NYSE:BVX), a maker of medical devices and supplies and the developer of J-Plasma®, a patented new surgical product, announced today that it has closed the sale of an additional 418,749 shares of its common stock pursuant to the over-allotment option of the underwriter in connection with its recent public offering of common stock. After closing of the over-allotment, the total number of shares sold by Bovie
  • Insmed Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq:INSM) announced today that it priced an offering of 10.0 million shares of its common stock at a price of $20.65 per share in a registered underwritten public offering for gross proceeds of $206.5 million. All of the shares of common stock in the offering are to be sold by Insmed. Net proceeds to Insmed from this offering are expected to be approximately $194 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, and othe
  • United Rentals Announces Partial Redemption of 8.25% Senior Notes due 2021

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) today announced that its subsidiary, United Rentals (North America), Inc. (“URNA”), has given notice of its intention to redeem $350 million of the outstanding $650 million principal amount of its 8.25% Senior Notes due 2021 (CUSIP Number 78108AAE4) (the “Notes”), such Notes to be selected by the Depositary for redemption in accordance with the Depositary’s applicable procedures. The Notes will be redeemed at a redemption price c
 
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  • 2015 BIO International Convention Super Sessions Announced

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2015 BIO International Convention® will feature Super Sessions focusing on industry analysis, forecasts and discussions on hot topics.
  • VITEC Unveils World’s First Hardware-Based Portable HEVC Encoding and Streaming Appliance

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced the launch of the industry’s first entirely portable HEVC hardware encoder at the 2015 NAB Show
  • CEA to Co-Locate CEO Summit at Inaugural CES Asia

    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® today announced that the 2015 Consumer Electronics CEO Summit, an invitation-only industry event that draws technology leaders from around the globe, will be held during the inaugural International CES AsiaTM, bringing top executives and VIP buyers to Asia’s premier tech event. CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showc
  • CORRECTING and REPLACING Hey Mr. DJ! Toyota Manufacturing Lets the Beat Drop

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sixth paragraph, second sentence of release should read: All visuals and sounds were recorded during the assembly process at Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Blue Springs, Mississippi and Georgetown, Kentucky (instead of All visuals and sounds were recorded during the assembly process at Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Blue Springs, Mississippi and Princeton, Indiana). The corrected release reads: HEY MR. DJ! TOYOTA MANUFACTURING LETS THE BEAT DROP Toyota Gifony Taps
  • Arthur van Hoff of Jaunt to Present Keynote Address on Virtual Reality at NAB Show Technology Summit on Cinema

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arthur van Hoff, chief technology officer of Jaunt, will keynote NAB Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema on Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Las Vegas.
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  • FIS to Report First Quarter Earnings on April 30, 2015

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FIS™ (NYSE:FIS), a global leader in banking and payments technology as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions, will announce first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 30, 2015, prior to market open. The company will sponsor a live webcast of its earnings conference call with the investment community, beginning at 8:30 a.m. (EST) the same day. To access the webcast, go to the Investor Relations section of FIS’ homepage, www.fisglobal.com.
  • Ecolab Schedules Webcast and Conference Call on April 28

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ecolab will host a live webcast of its first quarter earnings conference call to discuss first quarter results and future earnings guidance. A news release containing first quarter results and future earnings guidance is expected to be issued before market open on April 28, 2015. Details for the public webcast are as follows:     TIME: 1:00 pm Eastern Time   DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   DURATION: One hour   LOCATION: www.ecolab.com/investor   ARCHIVE: A repl
  • St. Jude Medical Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ), a global medical device company, will issue a news release announcing its first quarter 2015 results on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at approximately 6:15 a.m. CDT. The company will then hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the financial results at 7 a.m. CDT (8 a.m. EDT). A live webcast will be available via the St. Jude Medical Investor Relations website (http://investors.sjm.com/). Approximately one hour following t
  • Edison International to Hold Conference Call on First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:26 pm
    --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edison International (NYSE:EIX): WHAT:         First Quarter 2015 Financial Results   WHEN: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   TIME: 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) Please note new start time beginning this quarter   NUMBERS: 1-800-369-2198 – for callers in the United States 1-773-756-4618 – for international callers   PASSCODE: “Edison”   WEBCAST: www.edisoninvestor.com   In addition to the live conference call and webcast, a telephone replay will be available through May 7, 2015 a
  • Royal Gold Announces Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Earnings Call

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Royal Gold's press release announcing third quarter conference call
 
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  • America's Wildest Weather - An Infographic

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    "Tornadoes, floods, thunderstorm winds, hail, lightening, heat, wildfires, rip currents and tsunamis - Spring is three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared." Ensure your home and business are both prepared for natural disasters this Spring.  
  • Normalization of Deviance –Impacting Your business

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
     The Royal Air Force (RAF) of the UK recently reported on an inflight incident that could have resulted in the loss of an airplane and the deaths of almost 200 people on board. Luckily, it did not. The incident was caused because the pilot, after using his personal SLR camera to take photos of the cockpit, placed the camera between his armrest and the side-stick controller (The airplane was an Airbus tanker, and all new Airbus airplanes use a “joystick” located beside the pilot rather than a more traditional stick or control wheel located between the pilot’s legs). When the pilot…
  • Why .Sucks Domains, well, Suck

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    If Search Engines give no visibility to .sucks domains, can we all ignore them and move on to more important matters? Below is an excellent summary of the .sucks domains by Marketingland.com's Editor Matt McGee.  In short, the .sucks domains are soon to be released at an outrageous price if one is not a "Consumer Advocate." Companies that are registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) will have to pay $2,500 per domain during the sunrise period, and the same amount every year they renew their domain(s). Firestorm point-of-view?  Weigh your decision to purchase one of these…
  • Starbucks & USAToday Launch #RaceTogether Campaign and Brew Up Controversy

    18 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    A Starbucks USAToday joint campaign to unite customers with conversations about race appears to have backfired, as the company's big roll-out is widely ridiculed. "Easy is the descent into Hell, for it is paved with good intentions." John Milton, Paradise Lost Starbucks, in partnership with USA TODAY, has decided to tackle the issue of race in America. Launched on Monday of this week, baristas at 12,000 Starbucks locations nationally were to try and spark customer conversation on the topic of race by writing two words on customer cups: Race Together. (#RaceTogether) In complement, a special…
  • Trends: The Scarred Generation

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    This blog originally posted on the Community & Regional Resilience Institute  In my last post, I started outlining some of the trends that will drive change over the next decade (at least). I started with the amazing advances in health care that will extend our lifespans. Before I leave this topic, I want to direct those of you who are interested to a special issue of The Scientist that delves more deeply into the advances being made in preventing the diseases associated with aging. In my opinion, “Global Graying” will have – is having – a much greater impact on our futures…
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  • The AARP: Surveys but no Solutions

    Patricia Barnes
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The AARP has been conducting surveys for years showing the existence of epidemic age discrimination in the American workplace and it released yet another one on Monday. But the AARP seems unwilling to take a position on why the problem of unemployment and under-employment exists for older workers and what to do about it. Although the AARP markets itself as the nation’s leading […]
  • Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congress

    Patricia Barnes
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    It all comes back to Hooters. In the 1990s, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declared that Hooters’ policy of not hiring males to be servers constituted sex discrimination. Hooters launched a “public awareness campaign” asking customers to complain to the U.S. Congress. The EEOC backed down, citing budgetary limitations.  In other words, Hooters’ thwarted the […]
  • Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?

    Patricia Barnes
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    A class-action lawsuit alleges that Trader Joe’s implemented a company-wide “reorganization” plan last year to drive out older workers. According to the complaint,  a company-wide reorganization by Trader Joe’s, the grocery store chain for affluent yuppies, resulted in the systematic demotion of employees over the age of 45 in violation of the U.S. Age Discrimination in Employment Act. […]
  • What is a Reasonable Management Action?

    Patricia Barnes
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    It can be a tough call in a workplace bullying case to ascertain whether an employer’s disciplinary action was reasonable or a pretext for bullying. The United States is literally in the dark ages with respect to workplace bullying but not so Australia, which  a year ago authorized a national workplace relations tribunal to decide workplace bullying […]
  • Report: Most Women’s Careers Die at 45

    Patricia Barnes
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    While the U.S. continues to ignore the on-going epidemic of age discrimination here, a new report in the United Kingdom posits that ageism and sexism combine to effectively end women’s careers at the age of 45. Men continue to progress until around age 55, when they are written off by employers  as being “past it.” […]
 
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