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2014-10-01 12:24:34

-- Bayer becomes the OTC leader in North and Latin America and achieves top global positions in key OTC categories -- Erica Mann heads Bayer's new consumer care business globally -- Course set for successful integration -- Strategic pharma collaboration between Bayer und Merck & Co., Inc. in the field of sGC modulators takes effect TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Bayer has completed the global acquisition of the consumer care business of the U.S....

2014-10-01 12:24:32

Guarantee of Pemex Bonds Will Support an Estimated 6,700 U.S. Jobs WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) on Monday approved two authorizations totaling $1 billion in financing to support the export of U.S. goods and services to Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico's national oil-and-gas company. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110414/MM83673LOGO Ex-Im Bank's financing will support approximately 6,700...

2014-10-01 12:22:07

September Sales Up 6.9 Percent; Year-to-Date Sales Up 6.9 Percent IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After posting the best first-half performance in company history, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued with record third quarter sales, including 40,628 units in September, up 6.9-percent over the same period last year. As Kia celebrates its 20(th) anniversary in the U.S., the fast-moving brand continues to grow and mature with year-to-date sales up 6.9...

2014-10-01 12:21:59

-- BMW brand sales up 8.6 percent - Best September Ever WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 8.6 percent in September for a total of 25,586 compared to 23,568 vehicles sold in September, 2013. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 11.3 percent on sales of 236,591 compared to 212,565 sold in the first nine months of 2013. "After such a strong August, to set a new September sales record for BMW is a great accomplishment and...

2014-10-01 12:21:36

Remarkable technologies benefit consumers and promote U.S. competitiveness WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading technology companies today formally announced the formation of the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the United States and abroad. Chief among the organization's goals is to advance a regulatory environment that will support safe, reliable, and timely...

2014-10-01 12:21:08

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program expects to have all 50 US states represented in its national youth cyber defense competition. Over 1,200 teams have registered from 49 states, missing only Montana. Teams have also registered from the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Germany, South Korea, and Canada. CyberPatriot has experienced tremendous growth since 2009 and this year was no different....

2014-10-01 12:20:47

CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Van Lines is delighted to be honored with the Women's Choice Award seal from WomenCertified Inc., a leading advocate for female consumers, for being the moving company of choice. This award designation is based on a national survey of thousands of women across America who were asked to select from a list of nationally recognized moving brands the moving company they would most highly recommend to family and friends. "The Women's Choice...

2014-10-01 08:41:57

Innovative wireless network provides global mobility benefits to multinational businesses DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Truphone said today it has opened a new sales office in Chicago to serve companies in a variety of industries -- including manufacturing, professional services and finance -- across the entire Midwest region. The company's mobile voice and data communication service also benefits multinational firms whose employees frequently conduct business globally...

2014-10-01 08:41:56

New Connect platform enables retailers to create customized loyalty programs, generate card-linked offers and gather real-time business intelligence NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EVO Payments International (EVO), a leading card payment acquirer and payment service provider operating in the United States, Canada and Europe, announced today that EVO Snap* has launched Connect, a new marketing services platform that helps omni-channel retailers attract new customers, as well as...

2014-10-01 08:38:49

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading digital payments company Skrill today announces the appointment of Christopher Russell as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Skrill USA, Inc. Christopher joins Skrill from World First, where he held the position of President and CEO for World First USA. He will lead all of Skrill's US operations, empowering businesses and consumers to process safe, convenient and secure payments through innovative digital technologies. Christopher...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Texas Tan Tarantula, Aphonopelma anax
2014-09-22 16:22:24

Texas Tan Tarantulas (Aphonopelma anax) is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. The spider is very desirable as a pet because of its docile nature. Like most Aphonopelma species, it has a very slow rate of growing. It is one of the largest tarantulas found in the United States, as it commonly reaches a leg span of five inches at full maturity, and sometimes reaches six inches. It is similar in coloration to Aphonopelma hentzi, but considerably darker. It can be found...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

Tamworth Pig
2014-09-02 10:41:13

The Tamworth pig, also known as the Tam or sandy back pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated from the United Kingdom. It was first developed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1812 after a herd of pigs belonging to Sir Robert Peel was crossbred with pigs known as Irish grazers. It was later refined in Staffordshire and number of other regions including Leicestershire and Warwickshire. It is one of the oldest breeds in the United Kingdom and one of the least interbred, so it is highly...

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

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cacodemon
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