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Monday, October 20, 2014

  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    TRACE, a globally recognized anti-bribery and due diligence organization, and the Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore) have signed an agreement to promote internationally accepted due diligence standards to the aerospace industry. The partnership will allow AAIS to provide its members with exclusive access to TRACEcertification, the only due diligence review that allows third parties to own their verified compliance information. "Since it was founded over a decade ago, TRACE has been actively engaged with the aerospace industry in the U.S. ... read more
  • Posted at 7:21 PM
    In the wake of recent events, including the transmission of Ebola to two registered nurses who cared for an infected patient in Dallas, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has been calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue clear, concrete guidelines, in particular about the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), to ensure the safety of health care professionals and the public. The CDC previewed revised PPE recommendations tonight on a teleconference. Officials indicated the full ... read more
  • Posted at 7:20 PM
    Will California, the world's 8(th) largest economy, set a national standard for the U.S. and beyond on the highest safety standards and protocols for confronting the deadly Ebola virus? That's the proposal leaders of the National Nurses United and California Nurses Association will make to California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, NNU/CNA leaders will comment on the new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday night. NNU leaders will have a media availability prior to the ... read more
  • Posted at 7:01 PM
    Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today released its Video Benchmark Report, which analyzes online TV (TV Everywhere) and other, non-authenticated online video trends. Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that more people watched more TV online than ever before. TV consumption across devices grew 388 percent ... read more
  • Posted at 6:34 PM
    Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage), today announced the next location for the global OpenSDx Summit Series. On October 23, 2014, Nexenta will host influential executives from partner and end-user organizations at the ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 PM
    NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) announced today that it will now report third quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Thursday, October 23, 2014. A conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on the same day. ... read more
  • Posted at 5:23 PM
    Today U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer stood with victims of medical negligence and families who lost their children to preventable medical error and called on California voters to support the patient safety protections in Proposition 46. Consumer Watchdog released the first Yes on 46 Spanish campaign advertisement, featuring Carmen Pack, wife of the proponent of Prop 46 who lost her two children to medical negligence. The ad exposes the medical malpractice insurance companies that have spent over $40 million on a deceptive ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    Gigaphoton Inc., a major lithography light source manufacturer, announced today that it has succeeded in achieving 3-hour continuous operation of its prototype LPP EUV light source at 50% duty cycle and 42-W output, equivalent to usage in a high-volume-manufacturing (HVM) environment. ... read more
  • Posted at 4:22 PM
    Chronic pain is a major concern in our modern society, with more than 31% of U.S. adults suffering from some type of neck or back pain, according to a 2012 Gallup-Healthways study. The effects of chronic pain can be severe, and even debilitating, leading many people to seek relief by any means necessary - very often through prescription pain killers. However, The Los Angeles Times reports that those who take opioid painkillers for issues like lower back pain are more ... read more
  • Posted at 3:46 PM
    The Board of Directors of Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTX) announced today that Lloyd H. Dean has tendered his resignation as a member of the Board, effective November 1, 2014. Mr. Dean has served as a director of the Company since 2010 and served as Chairman of the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:39 PM
    The Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC) announces that today, the 2014 Emerging Technologies Summit (ET Summit) kicks off in the country's hub of technological innovation - San Francisco. Hosted biennially by the ETCC, this year's event taking place October 20-22 will bring together the best and most innovative thinkers in emerging clean technologies. Building on its reputation as one of the leading business summits on energy efficiency and demand response in the nation, the 2014 ET Summit is ... read more
  • Cox Charities 2014-2015 Grant Cycle Now Open --- CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 20, 2014
    Posted at 3:30 PM
    Cox Communications Virginia announced the opening of its 2014-2015 Cox Charities grant cycle today. Applications for funding will be accepted until November 7, with awards announced in February 2015. Applications and information are available at www.coxcharities.org. Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, supports non-profit organizations focused on youth education programs throughout Virginia. Now in its fifth year, the program serves Cox communities in the Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke service areas. "Over the last five years, Cox Charities ... read more
  • Posted at 3:10 PM
    The University of Michigan Health System announced today the creation of the Ken and Jeanne Levy-Church Fund to Improve Cardiovascular Access. The initiative is made possible by a $10 million bequest from Ken and Jeanne Levy-Church, New York City-based philanthropists who are committed to bringing world-class cardiovascular care within reach for today's families and for future generations. Their gift will help patients and families with expenses related to care, improve access to clinical trials and provide support for innovative ... read more
  • Posted at 3:01 PM
    The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) invites media to attend the pre-Marathon Press Conference on Friday, Oct. 24 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Actor Sean Astin, who will start and run the 39(th) MCM, will join Medal of Honor Recipient Ret. Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter during the press conference that focuses on MCM participants and U.S. Marine support of the celebrated Marathon. Carpenter will run the MCM after skydiving in tandem into the ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    MasterCard is bringing contactless acceptance to ballpark food and beverage concessions at the 2014 World Series through a partnership with mobile technology leader MLB Advanced Media, enabling fans to make payments using a variety of NFC-enabled devices and services, including the newly introduced Apple Pay. These ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 PM
    Auxogyn, a company focused on advancing women's reproductive health by translating scientific discoveries into clinical solutions, today announced oral presentations of the latest data on its Eeva(TM) Test this week at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society For Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2014 being held this week in Honolulu, Hawaii. "We are very excited to share the results of this research with our colleagues at ASRM," said Lissa Goldenstein, CEO and President of Auxogyn. "The Eeva Test was ... read more
  • Posted at 2:56 PM
    L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its board of directors has declared the company’s regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.60 per share, payable on December 15, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 17, 2014. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:42 PM
    From angel investors to NASA scientists, the 100-plus experts meeting soon in Stillwater can’t wait to get off the ground. Participants at the WBT Open Innovation Forum: Unmanned Aerial Systems (WBToi-UAS)—held Oct. 29-30 at the Wes Watkins Center—will share ... read more
  • Posted at 2:31 PM
    The board of directors of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) today authorized a new $5 billion stock repurchase program and increased the company's quarterly cash dividend by nearly 17 percent. The authorization allows for the repurchase of up to $5 billion of the company's common stock, which is expected to be executed over the next several years. The stock repurchase authorization permits shares to be repurchased in open market or private transactions, has no time limit and may be discontinued at ... read more
  • Posted at 2:30 PM
    Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental Biologics Application (sBLA) for XIAFLEX(® )(collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) for the treatment of up to two Dupuytren's contracture (DC) joints in the same hand during a single treatment visit. XIAFLEX is a biologic approved in the U.S., EU, Canada and Australia for the treatment of adult DC patients with a palpable cord. DC is a progressive hand ... read more