Press Releases

  • Brian McLellan Promoted to President of Astellas Pharma Technologies

    October 01 2014 5:31 PM ET

    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas has appointed Brian McLellan as the president of Astellas Pharma Technologies in the Americas region. In this role, Brian will be responsible for managing all operations at the Norman, OK facilities. He will also be responsible for ensuring the continuous cost-effective and controlled manufacturing of products in compliance with all internal Astellas policies and all governmental regulations. McLellan will report directly to Scott Aladeen, head of the US technology division, president of Astellas US Technologies.

  • LABSCO Reaches Agreement With Cepheid, A Manufacturer Partner For Existing Customer Relationships

    October 01 2014 5:30 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LABSCO, the leading specialty sales agent of innovative laboratory technologies and products to hospitals, physician office laboratories and alternate healthcare settings announces that, effective October 1, 2014, it has entered into a purchase agreement with Cepheid, a manufacturer partner for existing customer relationships.

  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Hosting Job Fair Oct 4 for 2nd Cincinnati location

    October 01 2014 5:24 PM ET

    CINCINNATI, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is seeking qualified applicants to fill positions in its second store in Cincinnati located in the Montgomery community at 11349 Montgomery Road. The hiring event will take place Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott, 4625 Lake Forest Drive, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242. Fresh Thyme will be taking applications and conducting interviews on location.

  • Douglas Emmett Announces Dates for Its 2014 Third Quarter Earnings Results and Live Conference Call

    October 01 2014 5:23 PM ET

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today that it plans to release its 2014 third quarter earnings results after the close of the stock market on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. A live conference call is scheduled for the following day, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time / 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

  • Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Acquires Spring Valley Retail Center In Washington, DC

    October 01 2014 5:21 PM ET

    ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (Washington REIT) (NYSE: WRE), a leading owner of commercial and multifamily properties in the Washington, DC area, today announced its off-market acquisition of Spring Valley Retail Center, a 75,265 square foot retail shopping center located in northwest Washington, DC for $40.5 million. Spring Valley is Washington REIT's fourth consecutive acquisition in 2014, representing a total cumulative investment value of approximately $300 million so far this year.

  • Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Announces Appointment of Malcolm Lloyd-Smith as Chief Regulatory Officer

    October 01 2014 5:20 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) today announced that Malcolm Lloyd-Smith has joined the executive management team as Chief Regulatory Officer.

  • Aptose Biosciences Announces Reverse Stock Split

    October 01 2014 5:16 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Aptose Biosciences Inc.
    (TSX: APS), a clinical-stage company developing new therapeutics and
    molecular diagnostics that target the underlying mechanisms of cancer,
    announces that it has filed articles of amendment to give effect to the
    reverse stock split (consolidation) of its common shares (the "Common
    Shares") on the basis of one (1) post-consolidation Common Share for
    each twelve (12) pre-consolidation Common Shares (the "Reverse Stock

  • Proxsys Rx Deploys Pharmacy Based Technology To Help Hospitals Meet The Meaningful Use Challenge

    October 01 2014 5:16 PM ET

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proxsys Rx has deployed proprietary cloud-based technology that enhances the patient experience for its health system partners while supporting up to seventy percent of hospitals' efforts in their Meaningful Use-Stage 2 endeavors. The technology enables the Proxsys Rx pharmacist to provide the patient with face -to -face counseling bedside, via digital app. The education drives compliance and adherence, leading to better outcomes. 

  • John Hancock Closed-End Funds Declare Monthly Distributions

    October 01 2014 5:15 PM ET

    BOSTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The four John Hancock closed-end funds listed below declared their monthly distributions today as follows:

    Declaration Date:

    October 1, 2014

    Ex Date:            

    October 9, 2014

    Record Date: 

    October 14, 2014

    Payment Date:       

    October 31, 2014


    Fund Name

    Distribution Per Share

  • Douglas Emmett Obtains $145 Million Term Loan at Libor Plus 1.25%

    October 01 2014 5:13 PM ET

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE:DEI), a real estate investment trust (REIT), announced that it closed a secured, non-recourse $145 million term loan which bears interest at Libor plus 1.25% per annum and matures on October 1, 2019.  After repaying $111.9 million of outstanding loans on the property, the upsized loan provided net proceeds of approximately $30 million which Douglas Emmett intends to use for potential office or residential acquisitions.   

  • Innovative Food Holdings Launches Retail-Focused Specialty and Organic Food Offering, Acquires Organic Food Brokers, LLC

    October 01 2014 5:10 PM ET

    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Food Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: IVFH), a leading nationwide provider of specialty foods, gourmet specialty meals, gluten free foods, and direct from source artisanal foods, today announced it has launched a retail channel offering for new and emerging food brands via the acquisition of Organic Food Brokers, LLC (OFB), a Boulder, Colorado-based company. Organic Food Brokers focuses on launching and growing retail sales for small and emerging organic and specialty food brands nationwide.

  • Republic Services, Inc. Acquires Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc.

    October 01 2014 5:07 PM ET

    PHOENIX, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today the acquisition of one of Southern California's largest independent solid waste companies, Rainbow Disposal Co., Inc. The transaction further enhances Republic's Southern California footprint, and reinforces the Company's growth strategy to expand its operations through targeted, accretive acquisitions.

  • The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Establishes Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery

    October 01 2014 4:58 PM ET

    PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a ceremony held yesterday, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced the establishment of the Louise Schnaufer Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery. Holly L. Hedrick, M.D., an attending surgeon in the Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at CHOP was named as the inaugural chair holder.

  • Sheetz opens store in Strongsville, OH

    October 01 2014 4:52 PM ET

    ALTOONA, Pa. and STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheetz Convenience Store opens a new location in Strongsville, OH, to increase convenience for customers in well-established markets. Sitting at 9037 Pearl Road, the store will give people another option for great food and drinks. Employees will cut a ribbon and open the doors October 2 at 11:00 a.m. together with city and county officials.

  • Quest Diagnostics To Host Investor Day On November 5, 2014

    October 01 2014 4:50 PM ET

    MADISON, N.J., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the  world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, will host Investor Day for institutional investors and financial analysts in New York City on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at The Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY. 

    During the event, Quest Diagnostics executives will discuss the company's strategy, performance and plans to drive shareholder value.  

  • Census Bureau Completes Release of All 364 Manufacturing Reports from Economic Census Industry Series

    October 01 2014 4:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of Manufacturing Day, the Census Bureau presents descriptions of its wide array of data products on the manufacturing sector of the economy. Additionally, statistics on all 364 industries in the manufacturing sector are now available from the 2012 Economic Census.


  • Sunstone Hotel Investors Schedules Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    October 01 2014 4:47 PM ET

    ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SHO) announced that it will report financial results for the third quarter and year-to-date 2014 on Monday, November 3, 2014 before the market opens.  Management will hold its quarterly conference call that same day, on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time).

  • PPL Montana Community Fund announces $100,000 in grants to community organizations for fall 2014

    October 01 2014 4:46 PM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Montana's Community Fund will award a combined $100,000 in grants this fall to 14 nonprofit organizations across the state to support programs that help those in need, strengthen local communities and preserve the region's rich heritage.

    The new round of grants raises to more than $2 million the amount PPL Montana's Community Fund has contributed to local organizations over the past nine years.

    This fall's grant recipients are:

  • Holiday Stress Can Trigger Binge Eating And Other Compulsive Eating Disorders

    October 01 2014 4:45 PM ET

    RIO RANCHO, N.M., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For those in recovery from eating disorders such as compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, the holiday season can be a difficult time.

  • Support of Down Syndrome Research Spurs a Colorado Couple's 321 Mile Racing Challenge

    October 01 2014 4:45 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 12, ultra distance runners Siobhan and Dan Pritchard will be competing in the Chicago Marathon, completing an epic string of races which began in March, 2014 that totaled 321 miles. Their "321 Mile Challenge" was dedicated to supporting their two year old son James, and the world community of persons with Down syndrome.