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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

  • Posted at 7:35 AM
    Chevrolet of Naperville understands that people may have been hitting the stores hard this year getting holiday gifts for others. Though some of them may still need a new vehicle to be able to deliver those presents. Customers of Chevrolet of Naperville that are in a position to take delivery of a 2015 Chevy Malibu by Dec. 31 can have $5,500 taken directly off of the sticker price of the sedan. Even if this discount for the 2015 Chevy Malibu ... read more
  • Posted at 6:39 AM 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 Google (Nasdaq:GOOGL-Free Report), Cisco (Nasdaq:CSCO-Free Report), Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL-Free Report), IBM (NYSE:IBM-Free Report) and Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. Here are highlights from Tuesday's Analyst Blog: ... read more

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • Posted at 5:14 PM
    As the NFL season winds to a close and the league’s elite vie for a place in Super Bowl XLIX, Kurt Anagnostopoulos, digital expert and co-founder of the firm KeywordFirst, drew a football analogy for successful Paid Search campaigns for ... read more
  • Posted at 2:30 PM
    Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that with the widespread adoption by over 9,500 Subcontractors across California, Textura-CPM has become the construction payment management solution of choice for the Golden State. One major factor in the adoption of Textura-CPM by Subcontractors across California is the intuitive user interface. "The solution is very easy to use," said Terrence Olson, CEO, RLH Fire Protection, a company that specializes in the design, installation, inspection ... read more
  • Posted at 11:00 AM
    CreditMiner, the auto industry's only real-time consumer qualification through promotional credit inquiry tool, announced its agreement today with Equifax, a global information solutions company that provides comprehensive consumer credit, income and employment data, as well as demographic and industry-leading information sources to dealers and lenders. The agreement gives CreditMiner access to the "Prescreen of One" service, an Equifax solution for individual, real-time prescreens that help consumers by letting them know they are qualified for financing and helps them make ... read more
  • Posted at 7:15 AM
    CompTIA, the IT industry association, today announced its Vendor and Telecom Advisory Councils each recently donated $2,500 to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to help advance its mission of honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors. With the latest donations, CompTIA advisory councils and member communities have donated a total of $15,000 to WWP in 2014. Earlier this year CompTIA's Security Community and Managed Services Community each donated $5,000 to WWP's Economic Empowerment program pillar, which provides services to wounded service members on education, ... read more
  • Posted at 6:07 AM
    Molex Incorporated, a leading global interconnect and cable assembly provider, recently presented World Peace Industrial Group (WPI) with its 2014 Asia Distributor of the Year Award. The Molex annual partner award program recognizes select distribution ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) invites you to listen to a management presentation at the 33(rd) Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 15, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. EST. You are invited to listen to the live discussion via the internet link at or access it directly at A recorded replay of the discussion will be available one hour after conclusion of the live event and accessible at the links above until March 15, 2015. ABOUT HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced two new series of its popular NANO2® Subminiature Fuse, each of which provides surge tolerance and circuit protection against overload conditions for downstream components. Both feature highly compact surface mountable ... read more
  • Posted at 5:00 AM
    AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) will participate in the Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, will take part in a question and answer session at 2:15 p.m. Central time. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be accessible through AbbVie's Investor Relations Web site at An archived edition of the session will be available later that day. About AbbVie AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in ... read more

Monday, December 22, 2014

  • Posted at 5:00 PM
    As the world tries to woo Chinese tourists, China is also making efforts to bloom its inbound tourism. Since the year of 2013, China has become the second largest attraction all over the world. People from various countries are willing to pay a visit to this ancient but modern country. Chinese government, as well as some private travel agencies, rolled out measures to promote Chinese image and boost Chinese inbound tourism. is the one of them that is running ... read more
  • Posted at 4:31 PM
    The first Grid? report for social collaboration software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 14 products to help purchasers in their selections. Photo - The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 325 reviews from business professionals. The Grid?, which is created from G2 Crowd's software review engine, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products. Social collaboration software provides a private social platform ... read more
  • Abbott Completes Acquisition of Topera, Inc. --- ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 22, 2014
    Posted at 1:30 PM
    Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Topera, Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device company focused on developing innovative electrophysiology technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, one of the most common heart rhythm disorders in the world. Catheter-based electrophysiology is an approximately $3 billion global market that has been growing annually at double-digit rates. Topera has developed a novel diagnostic catheter and mapping software, or rotor identification system, which helps physicians ... read more
  • Posted at 11:27 AM
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) today appointed Didier Hirsch to the Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Hirsch will stand for election at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to take place on May 5, 2015. He will also serve on the Audit Committee and the ... read more
  • Posted at 9:55 AM
    With average U.S. gas prices at $2.55 per gallon, road tripping to the relative's house or just to get out of town is more affordable this season than years past. Expecting that there will be more cars on the road during a season fraught with weather complexities, Rand McNally has compiled a top ten tips list to ensure that you and your passengers arrive safe and in good spirits! 1. Create an emergency kit including water, blankets, snacks, ... read more
  • Posted at 9:54 AM
    Seeking to further control logistics and costs, McNeilus Steel, Inc. (McNeilus) of Dodge Center, Minn., has installed Rand McNally's TND(TM) 760 devices across its private fleet. The installation was so quick and easy, most happened during driver fuel-ups. Although private fleets have more control of logistics than manufacturers that outsource shipments, paying attention to the details, controlling costs, and running compliant are still priorities. With the Rand McNally TND(TM) 760 mobile fleet management system, McNeilus is able to track shipments, log ... read more
  • Posted at 7:30 AM
    As part of the company’s continued efforts to evolve the guest experience by listening and responding to guest needs, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced plans to offer free Wi-Fi at all Hyatt hotels worldwide, providing connectivity and convenience regardless of booking method or loyalty ... read more
  • Posted at 7:03 AM
    Microsoft's Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) program has awarded AX 2012 certification to Mazik Global's education software, MazikEd. According to the CfMD website, it " a solution certification achieved by Microsoft Dynamics partners whose software solutions have met Microsoft Corporation's highest standard for partner developed solutions." Photo - To achieve CfMD certification, a software solution is judged on key requirements in order to assure that the program meets certain criteria. These criteria include development by a certified and reputable ... read more
  • Posted at 6:30 AM
    Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses the Aerospace-Defense (Part 2), including Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT-Free Report), Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL-Free Report), Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE:TDY-Free Report), Hexcel Corp. (NYSE:HXL-Free Report) and Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR-Free Report). Industry: Aerospace-Defense (Part 2) Link: Rising geopolitical tensions along with rapid economic growth in emerging markets have pushed up demand for U.S. weapons exports to an all-time high, eventually benefiting the U.S. defense manufacturers. Given the budget challenges, the defense primes are working on (i) how to ... read more
  • Posted at 6:00 AM
    Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) today announced that the company has submitted a biologics license application (BLA) to the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the approval of BAX111, the first highly-purified recombinant von Willebrand Factor (rVWF) in clinical development as a treatment for ... read more