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2014-04-24 08:34:37

First genetic test designed to make LASIK safer for the 350,000 U.S. patients who undergo the procedure each year MENLO PARK, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avellino Lab USA, developer of the Avellino-GENE Detection System (AGDS(TM)) Test, the first genetic test for Avellino Corneal Dystrophy (ACD), will introduce the Avellino DNA Dual Test for LASIK Safety, a genetic test that can detect for both ACD and another genetic mutation, Granular Corneal Dystrophy type I (GCD1), at...

2014-04-24 08:34:08

Beckman Coulter's Prostate Health Index (phi) Available Nationwide for Better Prostate Cancer Detection BREA, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in prostate cancer diagnostics, announces national availability of the Prostate Health Index (phi)*, a simple, non-invasive blood test that is three times more specific in detecting prostate cancer(1) than PSA (prostate-specific antigen). The new test's accuracy decreases the need for many men...

2014-04-24 08:33:17

MADISON, N.J., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Full year revenue and adjusted earnings per diluted share guidance unchanged -- First quarter adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.84, vs. $0.89 in 2013 -- First quarter adjusted diluted EPS was reduced by approximately $0.11 due to unseasonably harsh winter -- First quarter reported diluted EPS from continuing operations of $0.71, vs. $0.72 in 2013 -- First quarter...

2014-04-24 08:32:41

-- First-quarter 2014 revenue declined 16 percent driven by the impact of U.S. patent expirations for Cymbalta and Evista, partially offset by strong volume growth outside the United States, particularly in Japan and the emerging markets. INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2014. $ in millions, except per share data First Quarter %...

2014-04-24 08:30:25

Amanda Cox and Emily Kent honored in Financial Services and Client Service categories, respectively NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that two U.S. Advisory directors, Amanda Cox and Emily Kent, have received Consulting magazine's "Rising Stars of the Profession" award, which recognizes 35 of the most outstanding talent under the age of 35 in the consulting industry. Cox was honored for her accomplishments in the Financial Services category and Kent was...

2014-04-24 08:28:49

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and JOHANNESBURG, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TIME named Omidyar Network's Ory Okolloh to the 2014 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the May 5 issue of TIME, available on newsstands and tablets on Friday, April 25, and now at time.com/time100. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140424/77921 The list, now in its 11th year, recognizes the activism, innovation and...

2014-04-24 08:28:22

HIGHLIGHTS NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today reported first quarter 2014 revenues of $48.2 million, adjusted EBITDA as calculated in accordance with the Company's credit facility of $12.6 million, adjusted net income of $3.3 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, and reported net income of $0.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO "We made significant progress towards our long-term...

2014-04-24 08:28:20

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces, today announced that Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX-V: LMR; OTCQX: LMRMF), a Canada-based company, has been approved to trade on OTCQX®,( )the best marketplace with qualified companies. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/MM31963LOGO Lomiko begins trading today on OTCQX under the symbol "LMRMF." U.S. investors can find current...

2014-04-24 08:22:58

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver FlightPro((TM)) Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=24940. Under the $10.6 million...

2014-04-24 08:21:09

HOUSTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI), an international, Fortune 500 automotive retailer, today reported 2014 first quarter net income of $31.3 million and diluted earnings per common share of $1.19 for the period ended March 31, 2014. Net income increased 7.1 percent from the comparable, adjusted prior-year period. On a GAAP basis, net income increased 41.5 percent over the first quarter 2013. GAAP results for first quarter 2013 included $7.1 million...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Belgian Horse
2014-04-02 12:49:10

The Belgian horse, known by other names including the Belgian Heavy Horse and the Brabançon, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in Belgium, in the Brabant region. It is thought to be a descendant of war horses known as destriers, although this cannot be proven. This breed was developed using a horse known as the Brabant, which was basically the same horse until the 1940’s, when it was bred to have a heavier build. The Belgian developed further in the United States, where it was...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
2014-01-20 14:44:05

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the states of Wyoming and Colorado. This forest, which holds 2,222,313 acres, is a combination of lands from Routt National Forest, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grassland, which were grouped together for management purposes in 1995. Despite the grouping of these areas, the forest is divided into three sections that represent each former region. The Medicine Bow National...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

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