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Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Posted at 12:26 PM
    The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a partnership with CHDI Foundation, Inc. to develop systems biology tools for Huntington's disease (HD) research. HD is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to gradual cognitive decline and dementia; there are currently no effective treatments available. The collaboration will include reconstruction and analysis of causal networks underlying HD mechanisms and building a comprehensive ... read more
  • Posted at 12:15 PM
    Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) (SPI) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. (TPUSA) today announced the filing of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for a new indication for AMITIZA® (lubiprostone) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation ... read more
  • Posted at 12:10 PM
    Horizon Pharma, Inc., (NASDAQ: HZNP) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RAYOS(®) (prednisone) delayed-release tablets (1 mg, 2 mg and 5 mg) to treat a broad range of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (see full prescribing information at www.RAYOSrx.com). The FDA approval was supported by data bridging the pharmacokinetics of RAYOS to immediate-release prednisone and data ... read more
  • Posted at 12:10 PM
    Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today reported revenue of $18.3 million for the second quarter of 2012, an increase of 23% from revenue of $14.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 and a 38% increase compared to revenue of $13.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. Second quarter 2012 revenues from the Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM) diagnostic services operating segment grew more than 400%, while revenues ... read more
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  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Pazoo, Inc. (OTCBB Symbol: PZOO) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Investor Relations webpage. The new webpage is designed to improve transparency and significantly enhance shareholder communications. The Investor Relations webpage will include financial statements, SEC filings, insider transactions, news releases, email news alerts, corporate governance, as well as stock quotes and charts in addition to other vital company information. The page is designed to provide shareholders with a comprehensive tool to follow corporate ... read more
  • Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results --- MENLO PARK, Calif., July 26, 2012
    Posted at 12:05 PM
    Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30, 2012. "Our goal is to help every person stay connected and every product they use be a great social experience," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. "That's why we're so focused on investing in our priorities of mobile, platform and social ads to help people have these experiences with their friends." Second Quarter 2012 Financial Summary In millions, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, announced today that it will release its second quarter 2012 financial results after market hours on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The company will also host a teleconference to discuss its results on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the teleconference, please log on via live webcast at the Investor Relations section of the company's website located at www.livenation.com/investors. Please visit ... read more
  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today its results of operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2012 increased 13 percent to $2.41 billion, from $2.14 billion for the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the second quarter ... read more
  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Jason Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") a subsidiary of Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, today announced that it has reached a proposed consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), resolving the FTC's non-public investigation of certain statements in the Company's advertising for its weight-loss programs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/NE24271LOGO-b ) The new agreement will replace a previous consent order entered into by the Company and ... read more
  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXS), a developer of cost-advantaged processes for the production of biofuels, bio-based chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, today announced it will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its second quarter 2012 financial results for ... read more
  • Posted at 12:04 PM
    Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2012. Key results for the quarter include: -- Total revenues increased 13 percent to $4,477 million, with 8 percent product sales growth driven by strong performance across the portfolio. -- Amgen modified its agreement with Takeda to grant exclusive worldwide development rights for motesanib, recognizing income ... read more
  • Posted at 12:03 PM
    Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for video management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. GAAP results include: -- Revenues of $7.8 million, up 9 percent from the fiscal third quarter of 2011 -- Product and other revenue of $4.2 million, up 5 percent from the fiscal ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, in-licensing, developing and commercializing proprietary products principally for use in the hospital setting, today announced that it will release its second quarter ended June 30, 2012 financial results on Thursday, August 2, 2012. Cadence management will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the financial results on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time). Interested investors may participate in the conference ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) today issued its second quarter 2012 earnings press release that is available now at http://www.expediainc.com/ir. The press release is also available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. As announced previously, the company will host a conference call today to discuss the press release at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). In addition to the press release, the live audiocast and replay will be available to the public at http://www.expediainc.com/ir. Replays of the ... read more
  • CenturyLink to accept FCC Connect America Funds --- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 26, 2012
    Posted at 11:44 AM
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that it will accept $35 million from the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund (CAF) to deploy broadband service to 45,000 homes in unserved rural areas in multiple states. In Colorado, the company will receive more than $6 million in CAF Phase I funding to bring broadband service to more than 8,000 homes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO) CenturyLink was eligible for nearly $90 million in CAF Phase I funding. However, restrictions on the use of the CAF 1 ... read more
  • CenturyLink to accept FCC Connect America Funds --- KALISPELL, Mont., July 26, 2012
    Posted at 11:42 AM
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that it will accept $35 million from the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund (CAF) to deploy broadband service to 45,000 homes in unserved rural areas in multiple states. In Montana, the company will receive more than $1.5 million in CAF Phase I funding to bring broadband service to more than 2,000 homes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO) CenturyLink was eligible for nearly $90 million in CAF Phase I funding. However, restrictions on the use of the CAF 1 ... read more
  • Posted at 11:31 AM
    After more than nine days, DirecTV and Viacom finally reached a deal to restore over 15 Viacom networks to over 20 million U.S. homes that subscribed to DirecTV. But even though the two companies have overcome the impasse, customers that have become disenchanted are likely looking for new alternatives. DigitalLanding.com helps viewers by showing other available TV service providers in their area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120726/FL47153LOGO) There are several Cable TV companies that are offering deals on services in many areas. By entering ... read more
  • CenturyLink to accept FCC Connect America Funds --- MINNEAPOLIS, July 26, 2012
    Posted at 11:30 AM
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that it will accept $35 million from the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund (CAF) to deploy broadband service to 45,000 homes in unserved rural areas in multiple states. In Minnesota, the company will receive nearly $11 million in CAF Phase I funding to bring broadband service to more than 14,000 homes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO) "As a member of Governor Dayton's Task Force on Broadband, I know the impact this investment will have on Minnesota's broadband ... read more
  • Wallick & Volk Temecula Launches New Website --- TEMECULA, Calif., July 26, 2012
    Posted at 11:24 AM
    Wallick & Volk's Temecula Branch has launched its new website: www.wvmbtemecula.com, as part of its on-going commitment to elevate customer service to new heights. The new website is designed with a fresh, clean, user-friendly format which offers quick and easy access to the resources that today's consumer desires. With one-click, potential borrowers can get information about mortgage rates, credit scores, loan types and find an experienced loan officer nearby. For people who enjoy research, this website is packed full ... read more