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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  • Posted at 4:10 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that it has entered into a $60 million financing agreement with an investment fund managed by Deerfield Management Company. Under the terms of the agreement, Deerfield agreed to provide $10 million through a secured senior convertible note, which is convertible into shares of KemPharm's stock, and up to an additional $50 million through a secured senior term ... read more

Monday, June 2, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Posted at 2:53 AM
    As the Midwestern summer approaches, so does the type of weather that make some residents nervous and others enthralled. For well-known meteorologist Terry Swails, chasing tornadoes and broadcasting his adventures on his regularly-updated weather website is a routine part of the season. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140524/91092 This year, however, Swails will have another prominent community member at his side for the annual storm chase: KV Dahl, general manager at Dahl Ford in Davenport, will be along for the ride. A long-time ... read more

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today launched a campus-wide energy retrofit project for Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that is expected to decrease the college's electricity use by 25 percent and natural gas consumption by almost 50 percent, and deliver approximately $220,000 in guaranteed energy and operational savings each year. The project also aims to reduce the environmental impact of the 20-building campus, trimming close to 2,300 metric tons of annual greenhouse gas emissions -- equivalent to removing 450 cars from ... read more

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

  • Posted at 12:05 PM
    Kate Stensland is the new customer service representative for Viniferamine(®), a line of skin and wound care products that are used in hospitals and in the long term care market to treat patients with serious skin related problems. The products are sold throughout the United States by a network of distributors that purchase through NDC in LaVergne, TN. "Our products are being sold by hundreds of medical sales representatives across the United States that need ongoing training and ... read more

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Posted at 6:05 AM
    CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of comprehensive radiation oncology motion management solutions, is excited to announce a partnership with 21(st) Century Oncology to utilize CIVCO's 6 Degrees of Freedom Protura(TM) Robotic System. 21(st) Century will be using Protura in conjunction with CIVCO's newly-released Universal Couchtop(TM) Kevlar Extension and Varian Medical Systems' Calypso® System for the treatment of prostate cancer. When treating patients with external beam radiation therapy, Protura remotely repositions patients with robotic 6 degrees of freedom to ensure ... read more

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Posted at 5:40 AM
    KemPharm, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new, safer therapies to treat pain, announced today that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its patent application titled, "Benzoic Acid, Benzoic Acid Derivatives and Heteroaryl Carboxylic Acid Conjugates of Hydromorphone, Prodrugs, Methods of Making and Use Thereof." The patent application governs composition of matter for KP511, KemPharm's prodrug of hydromorphone. KP511 is the second ... read more

Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Posted at 5:15 AM
    Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP; www.meredith.com) today reported fiscal 2014 third quarter earnings per share of $0.41, compared to $0.65 in the prior-year period. Total company revenues were $367 million, compared to $370 million. Excluding special items in both periods, fiscal 2014 third quarter earnings per share were $0.70, compared to $0.72 in the prior-year quarter (See Tables 1 - 4). "Growth in retransmission, circulation, and brand licensing revenues partially offset a difficult ad environment for Meredith and our media industry ... read more

Monday, April 21, 2014

  • Posted at 8:54 AM
    Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com), the leading media and marketing company reaching more than 100 million American women, will report fiscal 2014 third quarter and first nine months results on Thursday, April 24, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090810/CG58830LOGO A conference call will be held that day at 11:00 EDT to discuss the results. To listen, visit Meredith Corporation's Investor Relations section at www.meredith.com prior to the start of the call. An archive version of the formal remarks and the audio portion of the ... read more

Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • Posted at 12:35 PM
    The Board of Directors of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share on its common stock, payable June 2, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 12, 2014. ... read more

Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Posted at 9:12 AM
    The Principal Financial Group® ranks 56th on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. This is the 17th year The Principal® has been on InformationWeek’s list, formally the InformationWeek 500. ... read more

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • ACT Aspire College and Career Readiness System Launches --- CORALVILLE, Iowa, April 2, 2014
    Posted at 1:48 PM
    The first administration of the new ACT Aspire College and Career Readiness system took place this week in 33 states. The assessments provide educators and parents with student achievement data based on the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards ("CCRS") from grade 3 to H.S. ACT Aspire is the first digital, longitudinal assessment system to fully connect student academic performance from elementary through high school, and to the ACT exam. Measurement against the CCRS and ACT College and Career Benchmarks will ... read more

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

  • TeamQuest Brings Risk Prediction to the Data Center --- CLEAR LAKE, Iowa, March 26, 2014
    Posted at 5:00 AM
    TeamQuest, a global leader in IT Service Optimization, today announced significant enhancements to their recently announced TeamQuest Risk Prediction solution, which is designed to allow organizations to confidently predict and prevent future IT performance issues within their IT systems and services, as well as the ability to diagnose the root cause of performance issues across various infrastructures. These new capabilities of TeamQuest Risk Prediction give businesses information on when system resources will begin to degrade as a result of ... read more

Monday, March 24, 2014

  • CountyLineFurniture.com Opens its Online Store --- WEST BRANCH, Iowa, March 24, 2014
    Posted at 5:14 AM
    Internet company and online retailer, MKW Global Concepts LLC, today announced the opening of its new online store at www.CountyLineFurniture.com. Product categories of the online store currently include beds, mattresses, dressers and nightstands; although the company plans to significantly increase its inventory throughout the remainder of 2014. Company co-founder and owner, Michael Whitehead, stated, "Brick and mortar locations are often limited by what they can fit on the floor. We look forward to providing our consumers with a vast array ... read more
  • Posted at 3:00 AM
    America's security-cleared workforce endured a second straight year of declining compensation, however, the rate of decline has moderated from three percent in 2012 to less than one percent in 2013, according to ClearanceJobs.com, the leading online career network for professionals with an active federal security clearance. According to data collected from nearly 21,000 cleared professionals, 2013 average compensation totaled $88,423, down slightly from $88,447 earned in 2012. Those figures include a decrease in average salaries of one percent ... read more

Thursday, March 20, 2014

  • McCord Research is Moving its Office Location --- CORALVILLE, Iowa, March 20, 2014
    Posted at 7:07 AM
    McCord Research, parent company of Pinnaclife, Inc. will be moving its office location as of Friday, March 21(st), 2014. McCord Research was founded by Darlene McCord, Ph.D., FAPWCA, inventor of Viniferamine(®) and Olivamine(®) based products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120510/CG05130LOGO McCord Research is currently located in Coralville, Iowa:59 Second Street, Coralville, IA 52241. The new location for McCord Research will also be in Coralville, Iowa:2769 Heartland Drive, Suite 303, Coralville, IA 52241. Business hours for McCord Research are: Monday - Friday8:30 am - 5:00 pm ... read more