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Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Posted at 9:00 PM
    Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today donated computer equipment and software, including nine Lenovo all-in-one computers and a high-tech multimedia computer, to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawaii (BGCH). The Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse is one of four across the nation sharing a total of $100,000 ... read more
  • Posted at 7:48 PM
    Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation ("Peregrine" or the "Company") (Nasdaq -PSMI-News) relating to the proposed acquisition by Murata Electronics North America, Inc. ("Murata"). Click here to learn more about the investigation http://brodsky-smith.com/810-psmi-peregrine-semiconductor-corporation.html, or call: 877-534-2590. There is no cost or obligation to you. Under the terms of the transaction, Peregrine shareholders will receive only $12.50 in cash for each share of Peregrine common stock ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    Medical Science Liaisons serve as a critical bridge between pharmaceutical organizations and thought leaders in the healthcare sector. As the impact of technology in the marketplace continues to evolve, the iPad is changing how Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) interact with physicians and other thought leaders. MSLs are using the tablet to not only share important disease and therapy information with physicians but also to better coordinate thought leader interactions across geographies and therapeutic areas. While the iPad brings many attributes to the ... read more
  • Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies --- HOUSTON, Aug. 22, 2014
    Posted at 3:17 PM
    Former NASA astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who served as a mission specialist on his first space shuttle flight, pilot on his second and commanded his final two, died Aug. 21 after a long illness. He was 67 years old. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO After his last shuttle flight, Nagel became deputy director for operations development in the Reliability and Quality Assurance Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. He subsequently served as a research pilot, chief of aviation safety and deputy chief of JSC's ... read more
  • Posted at 3:01 PM
    Optimal Strategix Group (OSG), a leading marketing consulting, analytics and research firm, announced today that it has been included on the Inc. 500|5000 list for the fifth consecutive year. The annual Inc. 500|5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies and provides a comprehensive look at independent entrepreneurs in the U.S. The 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140515/88071 As one of America's fastest-growing private companies of 2014, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:59 PM
    Today, the Obama Administration issued new regulations under Obamacare that modify the religious "accommodation" but still require religious organizations to facilitate insurance coverage for drugs that have an abortifacient effect, including Plan B (the "morning after pill") and Ella (the "week after pill"). The Obama Administration also announced that it is investigating expanding the "accommodation" to religious, closely held, for-profit corporations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120523/DC12743LOGO-b The regulations issued today keep the same "accommodation" in place but provide an alternative means of accepting the "accommodation." Instead ... read more
  • Posted at 2:35 PM
    In spite of the dire needs of the state of California, Governor Brown has announced legislation to spend millions of dollars providing legal services to minors arriving in California from Central America. Brown, Attorney General Kamala Harris, and state legislative leaders support giving three million dollars of state funds to outside groups to prevent the deportation of those who have arrived illegally from Central America. Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) believes the program is severely misguided, depriving poor Californians of ... read more
  • Posted at 2:29 PM
    While it was the gastric bypass procedure that first brought weight loss surgery to prominence, the lap band and the sleeve gastrectomy have become by far the most popular and widely discussed bariatric procedures. Both operations are significantly less invasive than older bypass options, and noted bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S., has found that both procedures have significant benefits that may make each an excellent choice for a great many people. The trick is figuring out which procedure is ... read more
  • Posted at 2:09 PM
    OnDeck (www.ondeck.com), the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today that it was named to the 2014 Inc. 500|5000 list for the third year in a row. The Inc. 500|5000 list represents the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130213/LA59048LOGO "Earning another spot on the Inc. 500|5000 list is an honor and further underscores the importance of our mission to make capital access more efficient for small businesses nationwide," said Noah Breslow, chief executive officer, OnDeck. "It's been an exciting few years for ... read more
  • Posted at 2:07 PM
    Ixia (Nasdaq:XXIA) announced today that as expected and due to the previously reported delay in the company’s filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 (the “2014 Second Quarter Form 10-Q”), on August 19, 2014, the company received a ... read more
  • Posted at 2:03 PM
    MMIS, Inc., the leading provider of compliance solutions for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, announces today that its MediSpend Validate tool will be available for free to manufacturers to help them validate their data against just-announced revisions to CMS’ Open Payments reporting requirements. ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    As the Medical Affairs' role has become more important in the healthcare sector, many leaders in this area are exploring methods to develop strong capabilities to overcome challenges. The Medical Affairs Consortium at Best Practices, LLC is designed to give Medical Affairs leaders a forum for sharing insights about the key challenges they face. The consortium will provide a mechanism for creating and sharing solutions through three virtual roundtable discussions where leaders discuss key findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium survey. Best ... read more
  • How To Find Your Target Audience Online --- LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2014
    Posted at 1:59 PM
    One of the key ways to increase your web presence and eventually increase your business is to know who your target audience is. Cyberset, a company specializing in both local online marketing, national as well as international Internet marketing, cannot stress how important this factor is to website development and search engine optimization. To find out who falls into your target online marketing audience, start by finding out who your offline customers are! Ask your present customers to take a ... read more
  • Posted at 1:53 PM
    Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, has been selected as one of two winners in the 2014 Innovations in Specialty Pharmacy Competition, held by Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, LLC. The results of the competition were announced in the August 2014 issue of Specialty Pharmacy News. Diplomat was honored as a Top Innovator for their Diplomat University Education & Training program. Through Diplomat University, the company has implemented a large scale training program that is customizable for both internal and external ... read more
  • Posted at 1:47 PM
    NASA has awarded a contract for research facilities and engineering support services to InuTeq, LLC of Greenbelt, Maryland, in support of the Mission Information and Test Systems Directorate at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This cost-plus-award-fee contract covers a one-year base period beginning Nov. 1, 2014 and four one-year options, and is valued at a maximum of $73 million. The options, if exercised, would extend the contract to a total of five years through Oct. 31, 2019. Under this ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Today Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named Natalia Lynch the 2014 Military Youth of the Year in a reception held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. A member of Wiesbaden Youth Center in Wiesbaden, Germany, Natalia will receive a $20,000 scholarship and serve as BGCA's official youth advocate for military teens across the country and abroad. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140822/138997 To earn the Military Youth of the Year honor, Club youth who are served on military ... read more
  • Posted at 1:28 PM
    The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) resulting in a -2.3% year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the acquisition of the assets of the Astrotech Space Operations business of Astrotech Corporation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/PH96591LOGO With operations in Titusville, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Astrotech Space Operations is a leader in satellite launch preparation services, from final testing and fueling to encapsulation and day-of launch operations. With more than 300 successful spacecraft missions to date, Astrotech Space Operations provides all support necessary for successful spacecraft processing to prepare for launch on a variety of ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Astrotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ASTC) has completed the sale of substantially all of the properties and assets related to or used in its Astrotech Space Operations business unit to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation for $61 million. This transformative transaction is an important step in ... read more
  • Posted at 1:13 PM
    Avenue Link, a leading online marketing company specializing in targeted online and mobile lead generation, and data monetization services, today announced it has been ranked No. 153 on the 2014 Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine's listing of America's fastest-growing private companies. The company was also listed as No. 2 among the fastest-growing private companies in Kansas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140822/138987 The Inc. 500 recognition comes on the heels of Avenue Link's recent No. 2 ranking on Ingram's 2014 Corporate Report 100 listing of the Kansas City ... read more