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Friday, December 19, 2014

  • Posted at 2:10 PM
    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN), a premier transportation and logistics provider, was recently named to the eleventh annual list of FL100+ Software and Technology Providers by Food Logistics. Werner was recognized as a global supply chain and logistics leader whose practices ... read more
  • Posted at 2:05 PM
    GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GIG), a supplier of advanced high speed semiconductor components for use in long-haul, metro, cloud connectivity, data centers, consumer electronics links and interactive applications, through optical and wireless communications networks, today announced that on December 16, 2014 it has entered into an Amended ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Corporation to purchase up to 1 million shares, or about 0.11 percent, of UTC's outstanding common stock at a price of $108.85 per share in cash. As TRC Capital's own offer document acknowledges, the offering price is approximately 4.55 percent below the closing price per share of UTC on Dec. 11, 2014, the last trading day before the mini-tender offer was commenced. The offer ... read more
  • Root Canals Have Become More Routine --- HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 19, 2014
    Posted at 1:55 PM
    You're visiting the dentist for what you think is a routine checkup and cleaning when he or she says you need a root canal. Though it's a term you've probably heard before, you may have several questions and feel apprehensive about your upcoming procedure. You'll be relieved to know it's nothing to worry about. The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) wants to help answer patients' questions and alleviate any anxiety the public may have surrounding this common procedure that is performed more ... read more
  • Posted at 1:53 PM
    One year after Target confirmed the company’s massive data breach, and as the holiday shopping season is approaching its peak on Super Saturday, National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) President and CEO Dan Berger today reiterated the need for national ... read more
  • Selfie Stick Cyber Attack --- MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2014
    Posted at 1:38 PM
    The inventor of the selfie stick for smartphones and GoPro cameras, Wayne Fromm, is setting the record straight and is furious at all the misreporting of the invention's origin. It was named invention of the year by TIME magazine, as if it was an anonymous invention, and is touted as an Asian invention in other press reports including the New York Post. The only reporter who has got the story correct is from INC Magazine, Selfie stick inventor Wayne Fromm invented ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced that the company will present at the J.P. Morgan 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in San Francisco. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. It will be available to all interested parties through a live audiocast accessible via the Investor Relations section of Hospira's website at Listeners should ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.36 per ordinary share. The quarterly dividend is payable on Jan. 16, 2015, to shareholders of record on Jan. 2, 2015. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    InSite Vision Incorporated (OTCBB: INSV), a company developing ophthalmic products for unmet eye care needs, today announced that the company’s 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, March 31, 2015, for stockholders of record on February 5, 2015. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    EXTON, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/19/14 -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a first-quarter 2015 dividend of $0.11 per share. The dividend will be paid on February 4, 2015 to shareholders of record as of January 21, 2015. About West West is by the side of its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and manufacturing packaging, diagnostic and delivery systems that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of ... read more
  • Posted at 1:27 PM
    Holiday sales as compared to overall annual retail sales have been trending downward for about a decade. Holiday sales in 2013, at $663.5 billion, were 18.7% of overall retail sales, well below the peak of 19.6% seen in 2004. However, one holiday shopping segment is prime for growth, as online shopping is set to be prolific this year. Indeed, new Mintel research conducted just this month finds that two thirds (67%) of online holiday shoppers plan to buy at least ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP)(, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of WALA-TV, the FOX affiliate in the Mobile (AL)?Pensacola (FL) market, from Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) for $86 million. The acquisition will not have a material effect on Meredith's fiscal 2015 second quarter financial results, but will be accretive to Meredith's earnings for the second half of fiscal 2015 and in fiscal 2016. Meredith will provide more detail ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Decision Resources Group finds that the market for contrast agents and radiopharmaceuticals in the United States will grow slightly through 2023. Despite procedure volumes remaining relatively flat, revenues will increase, driven by market growth in the large radiopharmaceutical market. Other key findings from Decision Resources Group's coverage of the U.S. contrast agent and radiopharmaceutical market: -- Restricted reimbursement: In 2011, the CMS changed its reimbursement criteria to assume higher utilization ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    News Corp announced today that it has acquired in India. aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by sophisticated algorithms and data. Its mission is to provide a platform to deliver ... read more
  • Posted at 1:04 PM
    Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today gave an update on the investigation into its previously announced data security incident involving a small percentage of its retail point-of-sale systems. Staples’ data security experts detected that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sale ... read more
  • Posted at 12:55 PM
    Decision Resources Group finds that the Latin American dental biomaterial market will grow at a 12 percent compound annual growth rate through 2023. This is primarily as a result of the aging population and the increasing adoption of dental implants. Growing aesthetic consciousness in Latin America will also spur demand for dental biomaterials because they can improve the aesthetic results of dental implant and periodontal treatments. Other key findings from Decision Resources Group's coverage of the Latin American dental biomaterial market: ... read more
  • Posted at 12:51 PM
    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today recognized White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes for "outstanding recycling in 2014," recycling over 72 percent of its solid waste. A spokesperson for the DEP congratulated the team, stating that White Cloud was "helping to lead the way to our goal of 75 percent recycling by 2020." At their new facility in Tarpon Springs, White Cloud employees are empowered to reuse or recycle. Paper recycling bins in each workspace, plastic recycling bins in the kitchen ... read more
  • FAA Certifies PurePower® Engine for A320neo Aircraft --- EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 19, 2014
    Posted at 12:46 PM
    The PurePower Geared Turbofan(TM) (GTF) engine for the Airbus A320neo family has successfully achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification. The PW1100G-JM engine is the latest PurePower GTF engine model to be certified. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "We are proud to achieve FAA certification for the PW1100G-JM engine for the A320neo as planned. This milestone further validates our GTF technology's reliability and robustness," said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. ... read more
  • Posted at 12:36 PM
    MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has released the F23P SBC, based on the 4(th) generation Intel Core processors. The new CPU board offers higher computing and strongly improved graphics with the same low power consumption as 3(rd) generation Intel processors. Photo - As the newest member of MEN Micro's scalable CompactPCI and CompactPCI PlusIO family, the extremely robust and flexible F23P can be easily integrated into ... read more
  • Posted at 12:30 PM
    Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS) — The reimbursement amount published today for Cologuard in the 2015 Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Fee Schedule is inconsistent with what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly communicated on November 25, 2014 when CMS ... read more