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  • WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- With 25 percent more issuers participating in the health insurance marketplace this year, an expected 10.5 million enrollees will have more options and tougher decisions to make when shopping for a health plan. The www.puttingpatientsfirst.net calculator was created by the National Health Council to help...

  • 'Tis The Season … To Be Scammed Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- With shoppers expected to spend $616.9 billion on holiday gifts, scammers are gearing up to rip off unsuspecting consumers. "It's the season of giving, but for con artists, it's the season of taking," said AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo. "AARP's Fraud Watch Network scam alert gives Illinoisans the tools you need...

  • Fitch Affirms Volcan's IDR at 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    Volcan's Negative Outlook reflects weaker than expected financial performance and corresponding deterioration in credit metrics. These factors have increased Volcan's through-the-cycle net leverage ratios higher than previously projected by Fitch. Fitch's revised expectations include that Volcan maintains a net debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 2 x or...

  • DUBLIN---- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Excipients Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. One key trend upcoming in this market is the marketing of combination materials that are used as supplementary materials during the production of excipients. The use of excipients in drug development helps drugs cross the regulatory...

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Healthcare workers emphasized today that the bankruptcy or closure of any of the six hospitals owned by Daughters of Charity Health System is unnecessary because there is a stronger alternative buyer than the controversial Prime Healthcare. In his letter, Regan describes how Daughters of Charity passed...

  • AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire-iReach/-- QuantumDigital, Inc., an Austin, Texas based company making targeted direct mail simple and fast, today announced that Atlanta, Georgia- based Solid Source Realty has added TriggerMarketing ® to the suite of marketing services offered to its agents. "Solid Source Realty was looking for a marketing program for its...

  • Fitch Affirms MTROCB 07U and MTROCB 08U's Ratings Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    MONTERREY, Mexico& NEW YORK---- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ratings of the following Metrofinanciera, S.A.P.I. de C.V., SOFOM, E.N.R. residential mortgage backed securities:. As of December 2014, overcollateralization levels have decreased to -74.5% from -57.7% reported 12 months ago and delinquent loans represent 21.6% of the original loan balance.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Maxthon, a global software company that develops state-of-the-art web browsers, today released Maxthon Nitro, the fastest Windows PC browser currently available. Nitro starts 3 x faster, while fetching and loading web pages considerably quicker than any other existing Windows PC browser. "80% of our users say that more...

  • 3 Content Marketing Tips to Use in 2015 Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- With 14 days left in the year, now is the time to wrap up your 2015 marketing plan. Much like you plan for other aspects of your business, such as budget, operations and business development, laying the foundation for a comprehensive marketing strategy is key and can help give you a jump start on the new year. Phillip Thune, CEO-Americas...

  • DUBLIN---- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Non-Residential Air Conditioners Market in Europe 2015-2019" report to their offering. One major trend in the market is the Eurozone recovery. The increase in the construction of commercial buildings influences the sales of non-residential air conditioners in Europe.

  • Silver Airways Further Expands Intra-Florida Flying Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    Just in time for the legislative session, Silver has announced new and additional frequencies between Tallahassee and key business markets throughout the State of Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and Palm Beach. Starting February 12, 2015, Silver is also doubling its service between Orlando and Tallahassee. The improved schedule includes...

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Clear employee goals and ongoing management of those goals has a strong relationship with business outcomes, according to new research from Bersin by Deloitte. Summarized in a complimentary " WhatWorks ® Market Brief," the research findings that appear in Bersin by Deloitte's new study "High-Impact Performance...

  • TORONTO---- Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust announced today that the Trustees of Agellan have declared a distribution of $0.06458 per unit for the month of December, 2014, representing $0.775 per unit on an annualized basis. About Agellan Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust. The REIT has been created for the purpose of acquiring and owning...

  • ALEX BRANDS® Acquires Shrinky Dinks® Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    FAIRFIELD, N.J.---- ALEX BRANDS ® announced today that Shrinky Dinks ® has joined its family of brands, which includes ALEX TOYS ®, POOF ®, SLINKY ®, SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER ®, IDEAL ®, ZOOB ®, BACKYARD SAFARI ®, ZILLIONZ ® and CITIBLOCS ®. ALEX BRANDS ® is a portfolio company of Propel Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing and creating value in...

  • CLEVELAND---- Seventeen lawyers from Thompson Hine LLP were recently selected for inclusion in Euromoney’ s Benchmark Litigation 2015. In September 2014, the firm was recognized by the BTI Consulting Group as a“ Standout” in Complex Commercial Litigation and Employment Litigation, ranking among the top 22 and top 18 law firms in the country, respectively, and for...

  • Colorado wins $65 million health care innovation grant Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services has awarded Colorado $65 million in State Innovation Model funding to create a coordinated, accountable system of care that improves integration of physical and behavioral health services. The award builds on an earlier planning grant Colorado received...

  • PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Registration for the 11th annual SEI Architecture Technology User Network Conference 2015 is now open. Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and recipient of the U.S. Co-author of Software Architecture: Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline, she is...

  • DUBLIN---- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Well Completion Equipment Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. New technological advances in well completion equipment will give the required boost to the market in terms of an increase in their demand to improve production rates, the redevelopment of existing oilfield wells,...

  • Quiksilver Completes Surfdome Sale to SurfStitch Group Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.---- Quiksilver, Inc. today announced that it has completed the sale of its majority ownership interest in Surfdome, an online retailer of action sports products, to SurfStitch Group, an Australian based online retailer of action sports products. Quiksilver received net proceeds of approximately $16 million for its equity interest, loans...

  • TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 17, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Armor Designs, Inc., a leading designer, integrator and manufacturer of armor solutions for military, government and commercial use, today announced that SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP has terminated its role as the Company's nominated adviser and broker with immediate effect. Armor Designs, Inc. is a knowledge-based,...