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December 22, 2014 Isetan Mitsukoshi to Hold New Year Festival at 3 Main Stores in Tokyo

TOKYO, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., the largest department store group in Japan, said Dec. 22 it will hold a New Year Festival under the theme, "New Year for Enjoying the Future," on January 2-6 in all areas of its three core stores in Tokyo. The New...

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December 22, 2014 Global Piezoelectric Ceramics Market & China Oil Well Cement Industry 2014 Research Reports
DALLAS, December 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- adds 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Piezoelectric Ceramics Industry and 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Oil Well Cement Industry business intelligence studies that provide 2019 forecasts for... more >
December 22, 2014 First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices b

DENVER, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Holiday Season may be the brightest ever for the biometrics industry as Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long anticipated floodgates for consumer biometrics may finally be open. Acuity forecasts that intensifying demand for...

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December 21, 2014 American Apparel Adopts New Stockholder Rights Plan

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT: APP) today announced that its Board of Directors has adopted a new, one-year stockholder rights plan that is designed to strengthen the ability of the Board of Directors to protect the Company's...

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December 21, 2014 Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 Concluded on a High Note

UBM logoSINGAPORE, Dec. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The second edition of the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair, held from 23 October to 26 October 2014, attracted 9,615 visitors and 161 acclaimed exhibitors from 21 countries across 10,000 square metres of exhibition space at the Sands Expo and...

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December 21, 2014 It's Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot At Stop & Shop

PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Dec. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flu activity tends to peak in January or later and can sometimes last as long as May so it's not too late to protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control recommends vaccination for all...

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December 21, 2014 La Commission européenne révise le programme concernant les allergènes de parfumerie
BRUXELLES, December 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --   Le deuxième examen annuel du projet IDEA (Dialogue international pour l'évaluation des allergènes) s'est tenu le 17 décembre à Luxembourg et a été effectué par la DG SANCO (Direction... more >
December 20, 2014 Cooper Hewitt Announces New Cafe and Retail Space in Reopened Museum
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announces that Tarallucci e Vino will run the museum's new cafe, and has launched SHOP Cooper Hewitt, a tailor-made retail space designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in conjunction with the... more >
December 20, 2014 Santa & His Elves Bring 50,000 Toys To 10,000 Poor Children & Their Families On Skid Row At Fred Jordan Mission

Santa & His Elves Bring 50,000 Toys To 10,000 Poor Children & Their Families On Skid Row At Fred Jordan MissionLOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Claus is coming to Skid Row!  Thousands of impoverished inner city boys and girls will receive not just one, not just two but up to 10 brand new toys at Los Angeles' largest Christmas Celebration and Toy Party at the Fred Jordan...

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December 20, 2014 Updated: KDC Solar and CentraState Medical Center Cut Ribbon on 6.31-Megawatt Solar Power System

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Dec. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KDC Solar LLC has commenced commercial operations of its 6.31-megawatt (MW) solar panel system located at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey.  The system will provide electricity to CentraState's Medical Center which...

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December 19, 2014 Statement from TUSK (Tell Utilities Solar won't be Killed): Arizona Corporation Commission Rejects Utility Proposals to Monopolize Rooftop Solar

PHOENIX, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  The decision by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to significantly restrict attempts by utility monopolies Arizona Public Service and Tucson Electric Power to enter the private rooftop solar industry represents a good faith effort from...

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December 19, 2014 Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. completes $8.1 million capital investment program for 2014

APPLE VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continued effort to improve the reliability and performance of its water system for the Apple Valley community, Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. today announced the conclusion of its 2014 capital investment program. Originally...

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December 19, 2014 In The Heart of Cincinnati, Ohio - Casablanca, a Longtime Secret Vintage Clothing Supplier for Hollywood, Liquidates Inventory

An incredible collection of vintage chic available in this public sale. (Photo courtesy of Christine Kozobarich,, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Di Lorenzo of the Casablanca Entertainment portion of his business, based in Ohio, was the top secret source for many big-name television and film projects over the years. Clothing was used in numerous big theatre, television and...

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December 19, 2014 Celebra este año con un regalo de Tory Burch
MIAMI, 19 de diciembre de 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- La primera fragancia de Tory Burch es moderna y en perfecta combinación con una colección colorida que ella ha creado especialmente para ti. Clásica e inesperada, la fragancia captura la estética... more >
December 19, 2014 Ever Glory International Group, Inc. to Transfer to The Nasdaq Global Market

NANJING, China, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "Ever-Glory") (NYSE MKT: EVK), a leading apparel supply chain manager and retailer based in China, today announced that it will voluntarily transfer the listing of its common stock to The...

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December 19, 2014 PETSMART INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces the Investigation of the PetSmart, Inc. Board of Directors in relation to the Proposed Sale of the Company to BC Partners - PETM

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLPNEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of PetSmart, Inc. ("PetSmart" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: PETM) for potential...

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December 19, 2014 Advisory - "Herberex" sex enhancement product recalled after Health Canada tests found hidden drug ingredient
OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: The sexual enhancement product "Herberex" (NPN 80041180) is being recalled nationwide after Health Canada testing confirmed it contains an undeclared drug: tadalafil. The distributor, Empire Health Distribution of Terrebonne, Quebec, is... more >
December 19, 2014 U.S. Dairy Industry Praises Outcome of Talks with China on Cheese Name Issue

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. dairy industry today applauded a commitment to stronger protections for common food names resulting from just-concluded trade talks with China. The favorable outcome of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade...

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December 19, 2014 WRD Increases Production of Recycled Water to 8 Million Gallons Per Day

L-R: Former WRD Director Leo J. Vander Lans, WRD Director Rob Katherman, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, WRD Director Lynn Dymally, Assembly Member Patrick O'Donnell, WRD Director Albert Robles, WRD Director Willard H. Murray, Jr.LAKEWOOD, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its December 18th dedication ceremony of the newly expanded Leo J. Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility (LVLAWTF), the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) honored U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal...

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December 19, 2014 Santacruz Silver Announces Director Resignation

TSX.V: SCZ VANCOUVER, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Santacruz Silver Mining Ltd. (TSX.V:SCZ) (the "Company" or "Santacruz") announces that Mr. James Hutton has resigned as a Director with the Company. Mr. Hutton has been with Santacruz since it completed its first public share...

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December 19, 2014 Hiland Crude LLC Extends Open Seasons in Response to Requests by Interested Shippers and Confirms its Expansion Will Move Forward

ENID, Okla., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiland Crude LLC (Hiland) announced today it is extending both its local open season and its joint open season with Pony Express Pipeline to accommodate requests by interested shippers. The open season is extended to January 23, 2015. "The...

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December 19, 2014 Bonanza Creek Energy Set to Join the S&P SmallCap 600

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI) will replace Multimedia Games Holding Company Inc. (NASD: MGAM) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, December 23. Global Cash Access Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GCA) is...

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December 19, 2014 CGX Energy Provides a Year-End Operational Update

(TSX-V | OYL) TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - CGX Energy Inc. (TSX-V - OYL) ("CGX Energy" or the "Company") today provided an operational update on its exploration assets and operations in Guyana. Dewi Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented: "2014 was a...

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December 19, 2014 Kingston Ash Recovery Project Follows New EPA Guidelines

Tennessee Valley AuthorityKNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for coal combustion products released today are consistent with actions the Tennessee Valley Authority has already taken at the Kingston recovery project.  The project area...

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December 19, 2014 Ryerson President and CEO Michael C. Arnold to Retire in 2015

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryerson Holding Corporation (NYSE: RYI), a leading distributor and processor of metals, announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Arnold informed Ryerson's Board of Directors of his intent to retire next year. He has...

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December 19, 2014 Two thirds of shoppers plan to buy at least half of their gifts online, reports Mintel

MintelCHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Holiday sales as compared to overall annual retail sales have been trending downward for about a decade. Holiday sales in 2013, at $663.5 billion, were 18.7% of overall retail sales, well below the peak of 19.6% seen in 2004. However, one...

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December 19, 2014 S&W Seed Company to Acquire DuPont Pioneer Alfalfa Research and Production Assets

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), the largest 'non-dormant' alfalfa seed company in the world, and DuPont Pioneer, the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics today announced the acquisition by...

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December 19, 2014 C&J Energy Services Announces Delaware Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Injunction and Termination of Solicitation

C&J Energy Services Logo.HOUSTON, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- C&J Energy Services, Inc. ("C&J" or the "Company") (NYSE: CJES) today announced the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled to overturn a bench ruling and order of the Delaware Court of Chancery dated November 24 and 25, 2014,...

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December 19, 2014 Alpha Natural Resources Affiliates Settle Selenium Cases

BRISTOL, Va., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) affiliated mining operations in West Virginia announce the settlement of three selenium discharge suits brought by four environmental organizations. Selenium is a naturally occurring element that...

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December 19, 2014 Exceed Company Ltd. Six Months Ended June 2014 Financial Results

FUJIAN, China, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exceed Company Ltd. (NASDAQ: EDS) ("Exceed" or "the Company"), the owner and operator of the "Xidelong" brand - one of the leading domestic sportswear brands in China, today released its unaudited financial results for the six months ended...

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