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2013-12-17 08:23:30

--Leading economic indicator shows continued growth into 2014 as chemical industry leads domestic manufacturing turnaround -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Favorable oil-to-gas price ratios driven by the production of natural gas from shale continue to drive a renewed U.S. competitiveness that is boosting exports, and driving greater domestic investment, economic growth and job creation within the business of chemistry, according to the Year End 2013 Chemical Industry Situation...

2013-12-16 16:20:09

U.S. Treasury sells stake as GM boasts of cash hoard WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), today posed key questions to the General Motors leadership at a National Press Club press conference, including whether the company will repay to taxpayers the $10 billion direct cost of the GM bailout. News that the U.S. Treasury Department has sold its remaining stake and that Mary Barra will take over as GM's...

2013-12-16 08:28:43

DALLAS, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The level of prosecutorial activity on mortgage fraud cases fell to the lowest level since the financial crisis erupted. Despite diminishing activity, two states saw a surge. Mortgage Daily's Third Quarter 2013 Mortgage Fraud Index was 655. The index reflects motions and decisions tracked by Mortgage Daily on cases where a lender was deceived into making a credit decision. Both the number of cases and the dollar amount were factored into the...

2013-11-25 23:04:28

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Europe Medical Device Market Reports. London (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The Europe Medical Devices Reports provide the latest available data, expert analysis and our independent 5-year forecasts for key European markets. Each country report covers political risk, the business environment, and macro-economic and industry prospects set against assumptions for the global economy. Key uses of Medical Devices Reports Forecast the...

2013-11-20 12:22:21

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, Congress set a course to damage one of the key tools used by energy suppliers and users to tamp down energy price volatility, according to a new study released today by the Abraham Energy Report. The study urges Congress to consider entirely exempting physical commodity businesses from financial regulation that was meant to address the players that caused the global financial crisis. The study finds that...

2013-11-19 12:27:27

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study ranking 12 top mortgage lending sites released today by Change Sciences Group finds that many banks are falling short of a home buyer's needs. Overly complicated and impersonal sites deter mortgage shoppers from taking action. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131119/NY19525) Two large lenders performed the lowest for three core metrics: usability, engagement and conversion. Bank of America is 14% less usable, 13% less...

2013-11-13 08:25:48

SHANGHAI, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) ("Acorn" or the "Company"), a media and branding company in China engaged in developing, promoting and selling products through extensive direct and distribution networks, will release its financial results for the third quarter 2013 before the market opens on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. A copy of the earnings release will be available on the Company's website at http://ir.chinadrtv.com. The Company will host a...

2013-11-12 20:21:30

WILMINGTON, Del., November 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN), today announced the results for the third quarter and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013. For the nine-month 2013 period revenues were $15.9 million compared to $14.6 million in the 2012 nine-month period. The net loss was $24.5 million, or $1.35 per share compared to $11.3 million or $0.63 per share. Losses for the 2013 nine-month period were primarily due to losses at OmniMetrix of...

2013-11-05 08:40:15

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend for the first quarter of its fiscal 2014 of $0.50 per share of Common Stock, payable on December 17, 2013 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 20, 2013. About Energizer: Energizer Holdings, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a consumer goods company operating globally in the broad categories of...

2013-10-24 08:29:21

SHANGHAI, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) ("Acorn" or the "Company"), a media and branding company in China engaged in developing, promoting and selling products through extensive direct and distribution networks, today announced the resolutions that were adopted at its annual general meeting of shareholders held in Shanghai on October 24, 2013. At the meeting, Acorn shareholders approved the re-election of Mr. Jing Wang to serve on the board of...