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2014-04-22 08:30:18

SHANGHAI, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Taomee Holdings Limited (NYSE: TAOM) ("Taomee" or the "Company"), one of the leading children's entertainment and media companies in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Sam Lawn as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 22, 2014. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lawn held a senior executive position at RenRen Inc. (NYSE: RENN), a leading social networking firm in China and served as the head of investor relations from 2011 to...

2014-04-22 08:25:57

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comstock Mining Inc. ("Comstock Mining" or "the Company") (NYSE MKT: LODE) will host a conference call on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time/11:00 a.m. Eastern Time to report First Quarter 2014 results and provide a business update. The live call will include a moderated Q&A, after the prepared remarks. The dial-in telephone numbers for the live audio are as follows: North American Toll Free: 1-866-544-4625...

2014-04-21 08:23:37

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced that Wieden+Kennedy has been selected in the U.S. to take the lead in redefining the brand, building the brand strategy and developing creative ideas to be executed across channels. This move consolidates advertising creative development with Wieden+Kennedy. "We have such tremendous potential to combine the strength and trust of the Weight Watchers brand with the powerful and...

2014-04-21 08:23:31

Financial Security Dips Slightly as More Americans Worry about Debt NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly three in four Americans (73%) say they are not more inclined to invest in the stock market now, according to new research from Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE). Despite low interest rates on cash and fixed income, record highs in the stock market and market returns exceeding 30% in 2013, individual investors are still not warming to the stock market....

2014-04-18 16:23:55

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TelexFREE LLC issued the following statement: Earlier this week, TelexFREE filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Chapter 11 filing is intended to protect TelexFREE assets, quantify legitimate claims, restructure our operations, and establish a firm foundation for the future. The Chapter 11 filing further demonstrates our belief in the strength of our core business and products and...

2014-04-17 08:32:03

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FICO (NYSE:FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced a new service designed to help retail banks discover new ways to increase portfolio profitability. The Fair Isaac(®) Advisors P&L Insight Service, offered by the Fair Isaac(®) Advisors consulting group, provides financial services organizations with an analysis of their portfolio trends and profit drivers, along with...

2014-04-17 00:20:40

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hplx89/polybutadiene) has announced the addition of the "Polybutadiene rubber (BR): 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hplx89/polybutadiene ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polybutadiene rubber 2014 World Market Outlook and Forecast is an...

2014-04-16 23:06:33

High rating based on the company’s strong balance sheet, leading market share and stable earnings. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ) announced today that Standard & Poor’s (S & P), a leading provider of investment and credit opinions to global capital markets, has reaffirmed its financial rating of “A” for the company following its most recent review. The rating is based on the company’s strong balance sheet, leading...

2014-04-16 23:03:10

New research report “Insight Report: Best Practices for Credit Cards for Mass Affluent Consumers” worked out by Timetric is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Recently, there has been a shift in consumption – from conspicuous to more conscious, and the use of cards to make purchases has grown in popularity and importance. In this altered environment, various card issuers are implementing different strategies to reduce operating costs and boost...

2014-04-16 12:23:35

MORRISTOWN, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance customer service, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has hired 15 new meter readers who have been deployed throughout the company's 13 county service area. The new hires received comprehensive training before joining 125 meter readers currently on staff at JCP&L to record electrical usage on more than 1 million customers' meter. In addition, they can also be deployed as hazard...