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Monday, November 24, 2014

  • Practice caution with heavy luggage this season --- ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 2:10 PM
    Carrying heavy luggage during holiday travel can be brutal on bones and joints, so whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, know your limits and practice safety first. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 75,543 luggage-related injuries in 2013, an increase of more than 20,000 when compared to 2012. EXPERT ADVICE "While many of the injuries associated with carrying heavy luggage are minor, they can be painful and can take several days or even weeks to recover," said ... read more
  • Posted at 10:00 AM
    The government's Energy Information Administration predicts the price of gasoline will be less than $3 per gallon across most of the United States by the end of the year and throughout 2015. As a result, there's been a resurgence in consumer interest for large cars and large SUVs, as well as uncommonly generous manufacturer offers on small cars and small SUVs. "Small cars and small SUVs have experienced high demand for the last several years due to elevated gas prices ... read more
  • Know the Facts About GERD --- DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 9:59 AM
    National GERD Awareness Week is November 23-29, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) urges individuals who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, to learn about how diet and lifestyle changes can positively impact symptoms and when it is appropriate to seek medical diagnosis and treatment. Here are a few things to know about GERD. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141124/160540-INFO What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux is a chronic disease that occurs when stomach contents flow back (reflux) into the food pipe (esophagus). It is usually ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced three products are finalists for 2015 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards from the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The Kidizoom® Smartwatch is a finalist in the preschool category, InnoTab® MAX is a finalist in the educational category and the Go! Go! Smart Animals((TM)) Zoo Explorer Playset((TM)) is a finalist in the infant/toddler category. The winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony ... read more
  • Posted at 9:30 AM
    Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL), announced today it will be launching its new Healthcare Division at the 100th annual RSNA Meeting held November 30 through December 5, in Booth 6907 located in the North Building Hall of McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. ... read more
  • Ticonderoga Capital & Asim Ashary Invest in Rete+Pay --- WOODRIDGE, Ill., Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 9:00 AM
    Rete+Pay, Inc. (Rete+Pay) announced today that Ticonderoga Capital and Asim Ashary invested in Rete+Pay, Inc. Rete+Pay also announced that Craig Jones, Ticonderoga principal, and Paul Boemer, formerly Senior Vice President of FIS, have joined Rete+Pay's board of directors and will work closely with Rete+Pay's board of directors and leadership team to pursue its strategic growth objectives. Rete+Pay CEO George Bregante commented, "We are extremely pleased that Ticonderoga Capital and Asim agree with Rete+Pay's services and strategy and invested in ... read more
  • Posted at 8:36 AM
    United Airlines is kicking off the holiday shopping season by offering a test group of MileagePlus members a new, convenient way to pay for in-store purchases and earn up to 24 award miles per dollar spent with a special preview of the MileagePlus X mobile app. United is inviting a group of MileagePlus members with iOS and Android mobile devices to download the app, which lets members use their smartphones for in-store purchases at national retailers including Lowe's, Sears, Gap and ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Netflix (Nasdaq:NFLX-Free Report), Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL-Free Report), Facebook (Nasdaq:FB-Free Report), Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL-Free Report) and Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN-Free Report). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101027/ZIRLOGO Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. Here are highlights from Friday's Analyst Blog: Can Netflix Maintain Supremacy ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: Robo-Stox ETF (Nasdaq:ROBO-Free Report), First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (Nasdaq:QCLN-Free Report) and SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (AMEX:XBI-Free Report). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101027/ZIRLOGO Invest in Booming Tech with These ETFs It often pays to focus on companies that are at the forefront of new or surging industries, as these can really provide investors with great growth opportunities. Take for example the recent social media boom which saw a number of so-called web 2.0 companies go public ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE:TMUS-Free Report), AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T-Free Report), Sprint Corp. (NYSE:S-Free Report), Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq:CMCSA-Free Report) and DISH Network Corp. (Nasdaq:DISH-Free Report). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101027/ZIRLOGO Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. Here are highlights from ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Impact Advisors, a healthcare IT consulting firm, and the Scottsdale Institute (SI) are releasing a report that highlights strategies to address emerging informatics requirements for the nation's healthcare systems. This past September, a panel of eight healthcare Chief Information Officers (CIOs) convened in Chicago for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit, sponsored by Impact Advisors. The event is in its second year. During the Summit, the CIOs shared strategies, tactics and insights for the emerging informatics requirements in the healthcare industry ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Gamma Medica today announces the company will now offer Philips MicroDose SI, the first full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system that supports single-shot, non-invasive spectral imaging, as a complement to its market leading LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) system. LumaGEM is a highly effective and cost-efficient technology ... read more
  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    The Female Health Company (NASDAQ-CM: FHCO), today announced that it will host an investor conference call to discuss its operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2014 on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The Company expects to report its operating results earlier the same day. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120712/MM39764LOGO Shareholders and other interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing 1-877-374-8416 (international participants dial 1-412-317-6716) and asking to be connected to ... read more
  • U.S. Cellular to issue debt --- CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 4:33 AM
    United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized U.S. Cellular to issue debt securities under its existing Form S-3 Registration Statement and/or enter into new lines of credit or other credit arrangements with one or more banks or financial institutions, including term loans, up to a maximum aggregate amount of $500 million. "U.S. Cellular's existing liquidity and capital structure provide a strong financial foundation," said Kenneth R. Meyers, U.S. Cellular president and CEO. ... read more
  • TDS announces fourth quarter 2014 dividend --- CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2014
    Posted at 4:31 AM
    The board of directors of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, has declared a fourth quarter 2014 dividend of $.134 per Common Share and Series A Common Share. Payment will be made on Dec. 30, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 15, 2014. About TDSTelephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), a Fortune 1000(TM) company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 5.9 ... read more
  • Posted at 4:16 AM
    A registered certificate program (RMSR) offered through an educational alliance between the NAMSR (National Association of Medical Sales Representatives)<wbr />, a nonprofit organization that generates workforce and economic development, and many medical sales industry executives, as well as medical companies, will allow entry level applicants to obtain skills in the medical device and equipment industry and improve their employment opportunities. Researchers conducted a comprehensive review of the medical sales training with its industry specific scientific medical industry product knowledge ... read more
  • Posted at 4:00 AM
    King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia attended the inauguration of the first full-scale public Neurology Center that includes a 90-bed, $10.8 million dollar treatment facility at Calmette Hospital in the capital, Phnom Penh on October 7, 2014. The new facility features a ... read more

Friday, November 21, 2014

  • Posted at 1:22 PM
    Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While normal wear and tear of an aging spine is a common cause, there are certain activities that can increase an individual's chance of developing back pain. Based on a 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), more than 65.8 million adult Americans reported that they had low back pain. Orthopaedic surgeons provide both non-operative and operative treatment for back and spine conditions. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    PRIVO, the service that helps websites, apps, games and other online services comply with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) will unveil a number of exciting and important tools at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) on November 22. The new tools include a discovery platform and a simplified online registration solution, called the PRIVO iD, that provides safe interoperable sign-on credentials across apps, sites and games. The tools make it easier for parents to navigate and manage across a ... read more
  • Posted at 12:33 PM
    PRIVO, the service that helps websites, apps, games and other online services comply with COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) will unveil a number of exciting and important tools at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) on November 22. The new tools include a discovery platform and a simplified online registration solution, called the PRIVO iD, that provides safe interoperable sign-on credentials across apps, sites and games. The tools make it easier for parents to navigate and manage across a ... read more