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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

  • Posted at 2:07 PM
    CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will amend its benchmark New York Harbor Heating Oil futures contract specifications, lowering its sulfur specifications to 15 parts per million (ppm) from 2,000 ppm and expand the listed months an additional three years beginning with its May 2013 contract. These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX. "These revisions to our benchmark heating oil contract are reflective of customer feedback and our desire ... read more
  • Posted at 2:03 PM
    Silicon Laboratories Inc. (Nasdaq: SLAB) today announced that it plans to release first quarter financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. An earnings conference call will follow the release at 7:30 a.m. Central Time. The call will be simulcast over the Internet in the Investor Relations ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced an agreement with the National Hockey League to stream live radio broadcasts of NHL® games on smartphones, mobile devices and online for SiriusXM subscribers nationwide. (Logo: ) Starting with this season's Stanley Cup® Playoffs, which begin tonight, SiriusXM satellite radio subscribers will have access to live broadcasts of NHL games through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at Throughout next season and beyond, SiriusXM will stream all 1,230 NHL regular season games, ... read more
  • Posted at 2:00 PM
    Avid® (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced an unprecedented, limited-time offer for its Symphony® 6 video editing and finishing software to all qualified Avid and Final Cut Pro customers at the special price of only $999 (USD). This offer is designed to ... read more
  • Posted at 1:59 PM
    Chevrolet is making it its goal to attract a new audience with its 2013 Chevy Spark and 2013 Chevy Sonic. 20-something buyers will see a series of changes and improvements in the new vehicles that should grab their attention. The MyLink system will appeal to the audience's smartphone mentality and need to be constantly connected. Affordable Motors, a trusted Chevy dealer in Brooklyn, NY, anticipates the fresh technology. (Photo: Studies conducted by General Motors have shown that 90 percent of ... read more
  • Posted at 1:57 PM
    The Trust for America's Health applauds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing measures today aimed at limiting the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture. The following is a statement from Jeff Levi, Executive Director of TFAH, who also serves as Chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. (Logo: "This is a pivotal first step in eliminating excess use of antimicrobials in food animals, a critical problem as the effectiveness of drugs ... read more
  • Posted at 1:56 PM
    Credit card interest rates dropped this week, according to the Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. (Logo: The average is composed of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation. Rates for card categories tracked by are listed below: Credit Card Averages ... read more
  • Posted at 1:54 PM
    Worldwide PC shipments totaled 89 million units in the first quarter of 2012, a 1.9 percent increase from the first quarter of 2011, when shipments reached 87.3 million units, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. These results exceed Gartner's earlier projections of a 1.2 percent ... read more
  • Posted at 1:52 PM
    AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 04/11/12 -- SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it will report its financial results for the first quarter of 2012 on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The company also plans to present at a number of investor conferences during the second quarter of 2012. FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS CALL SolarWinds will host a conference call to discuss its financial results and its business for the first ... read more
  • TSCP Selected To Compete for NSTIC Grant --- VIENNA, Va., April 11, 2012
    Posted at 1:49 PM
    The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Participation, Inc. (TSCP) announced today that it has been selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as one of 28 organizations that will compete for grants to develop and implement pilot programs for The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), an initiative signed by President Obama in April 2011. NSTIC identifies a set of guiding principles for accelerating the use of trusted digital identity credentials. The strategy aims to deploy a system ... read more
  • Posted at 1:44 PM
    Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of X-Rite, Incorporated ("X-Rite" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: XRIT) relating to the proposed acquisition by Danaher Corp. ("Dansher"). Under the terms of the transaction, X-Rite shareholders would receive only $5.50 in cash for each share of X-Rite stock they own. The investigation concerns possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of ... read more
  • CompTIA Commends Efforts to Hire Veterans --- WASHINGTON, April 11, 2012
    Posted at 1:37 PM
    Today, the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden marked the one year anniversary of Joining Forces, their effort to recognize, honor and serve military families. Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer of CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, issued the following statement. "I applaud the First Lady and Dr. Biden's efforts to encourage companies in the private sector to hire veterans. One of the most important ways we can honor the service and sacrifices of our ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today that Richard J. Surratt will be leaving the company for personal reasons. Mr. Surratt will continue as Chief Financial Officer through May 11, 2012 and will remain as an employee of the company through June 8, 2012. Sean R. Creamer, in addition to his current responsibilities as executive vice president, Chief Operating Officer, will take on the role of interim Chief Financial Officer upon Mr. Surratt's resignation. Arbitron has engaged the firm of Crist|Kolder Associates to conduct ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    iQor, a global provider of customer-centric business process outsourcing (BPO) services, has announced that Norm Merritt will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. Merritt, who was previously iQor’s President and Acting CEO, has ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    BEDFORD, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/11/12 -- Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its OmniPod® Insulin Management System, today announced the expansion and extension of its distribution partnership with Ypsomed AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: YPSN). Under the terms of the amendment, Ypsomed will become the exclusive distributor of the OmniPod insulin pump in a total of 22 countries, including several additional countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition, the term ... read more
  • Posted at 1:26 PM
    Innovaro, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INV) today announced financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Year Ended 2011 Financial Results Revenue was $14.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2011 as ... read more
  • Posted at 1:25 PM
    The College Board, the organization responsible for administering the SAT college readiness program in the U.S., met this week with Anísio Teixeira National Institute of Studies and Educational Research (INEP), the organization responsible for administering tests for the National High School Exam (ENEM) in Brazil. ... read more
  • Posted at 1:18 PM
    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) today announced that Stephen H. Rusckowski will succeed Surya N. Mohapatra, Ph.D. as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2012. Dr. Mohapatra will remain in his role through April 30 to ensure a smooth leadership transition. Mr. Rusckowski will also become a member of the Board of Directors. (Photo: ) The company also announced that Daniel C. Stanzione, Ph.D., currently Lead Independent Director, will become Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective May ... read more
  • Posted at 1:18 PM
    Sixth grade world geography students at Cove Road Elementary School in Hazlet Township are supporting an American soldier currently serving in the Armed Forces in Afghanistan. Funded by a grant from Plymouth Rock Assurance - Teachers' Insurance Plan of NJ, a New Jersey only auto insurance company, the Cove Road Elementary School's "Adopt-A-Soldier" program will allow the students to support an American serving on our country's behalf. Teachers' Insurance donated the grant through their Quotes for Cash® program, which will ... read more
  • Posted at 1:15 PM
    Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) today announced that it will release its 2012 first quarter financial results before the market opens on May 3, 2012. Teradata will host a conference call and live web broadcast at 8:30 a.m. ET the same day to discuss the results. (Logo: ) The live web broadcast and replay will be available on the Teradata website at About Teradata Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions company focused on integrated ... read more