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UNION, N.J., July 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Center Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNBC) (the "Corporation", or "Center"), parent company of Union Center National Bank ("UCNB" or the "Bank"), today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bank has elected Howard Kent as the new Chairman of the Board of the Bank.
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The law firm of Finkelstein Thompson LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) (“Optimer” or “the Company”), concerning the Company’s proposed acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) (“Cubist”). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Optimer shareholders will receive $10.75 in cash for each share of Optimer common stock they own.
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Aetna (NYSE: AET ) announced today that it has signed a new agreement with Good Samaritan Hospital.
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DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL®, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, today announced the closing of two strategic acquisitions, adding Island One and the remaining portion of Pacific Monarch Resorts to Diamond’s network.
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Posters Presented at American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Meeting Highlight Utility of NMR Technology in Inflammatory Disease Risk Assessment and Diagnosis of Diabetes RALEIGH, N.C. , July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX) , a diagnostic company pioneering a new field of personalized NMR diagnostics to advance the quality of patient care in cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases, are presenting two posters today that highlight the utility of the company's proprietary nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology in measuring novel markers of systemic inflammation, as well as in diagnosing diabetes through measurement of blood glucose.
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KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (“RPS”), a leading global contract research organization (CRO), from Warburg Pincus.
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Alleghany Makes $250 Million Equity Investment in Ares; Ares to Manage up to $1 Billion in Alleghany Capital LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK , July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ares Management LLC and Alleghany Corporation (NYSE-Y) announced today a new strategic partnership.
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Fluidigm and Olink Bioscience have teamed up to enable interrogation of 96 samples across 92 proteins in a single run from one microliter of sample in less than a day.
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BOSTON, July 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn Inc. 's secure cloud file sync and share app, Cubby, was named a finalist for product of the year in the 2013 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Awards Program.
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WOOD DALE, Ill., July 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power Solutions International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PSIX) , a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified alternative-fuel and conventional power systems, today announced that the Company will present at the following investor conferences: About Power Solutions International, Inc. Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified, alternative-fuel power systems.
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Conversion Shares Also Subject To 18-Month Lock-Up Agreement BETHESDA, M.D., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing non-toxic DCVax ® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today an agreement with the contract manufacturer of its vaccine, Cognate BioServices, Inc. (Cognate), to convert the $11.6 million of accounts payable to Cognate into shares of NW Bio common stock at a price of $4.00 per share.
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Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) , today announced, that a select group of Zep Commercial® products are now available at Walmart stores.
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Avnet Electronics Marketing , an operating group of Avnet, Inc .
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Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) , a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the general availability of the ACS1790T , a new low phase noise clock synthesizer.
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Tools for bottom-up collaboration and motivation are used infrequently by enterprises and to a lesser extent than traditional, top-down approaches RA'ANANA, Israel , July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that a benchmark study on trends and best practices in frontline performance management indicates that a majority of companies do not use collaboration and gamification to improve employee engagement.
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In the company’s quest to deliver cutting-edge new products and services to a booming medical marijuana industry in the U.S., Neutra Corp.’s (OTCBB: NTRR) executive leadership evaluated a broad range of the sector’s hottest new offerings last week at the CHAMPS trade show in Las Vegas.
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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today reported diluted earnings per common share (EPS) for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 (2Q13) of$2.63, compared to $2.16 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 (2Q12). Results for 2Q13 exceeded management’s previous expectations of $2.40 to $2.50 per share primarily due to strong operating performance across the company’s business units and the favorable impact of the company’s reduced share count, partially offset by pretax expenses of $31 million ($0.12 per share) in connection with the company’s pending exit from its Puerto Rico Medicaid business.
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NEW ORLEANS, July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First NBC Bank Holding Company (Nasdaq:NBCB) , the holding company for First NBC Bank ("Company"), today announced financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013.
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Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP) , a real estate investment trust, reported results today for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.
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SALT LAKE CITY , July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zions Bancorporation (Nasdaq: ZION)  ("Zions" or the "Company") announced today that it successfully priced its offering of 236,279 depositary shares ( $5,906,975 aggregate liquidation preference) each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of Series A floating rate non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock in an underwritten public transaction.
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PURCHASE, N.Y., July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MVC Capital, Inc. (NYSE:MVC) , a publicly traded business development company that makes private debt and equity investments, today announced that it will invest $9.5 million in Biogenic Reagents ("Biogenic"), a producer of high-performance carbon products made from renewable resources.
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NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INTL FCStone Inc. (Nasdaq:INTL) today announced that the investment banking division of its wholly-owned subsidiary, INTL FCStone Securities Inc., successfully advised LNG Group Panama, S.A. and its project-level vehicle, Panama NG Power S.A., as it entered into 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA) for a total of 550 megawatts (MW) which will supply firm capacity and energy to the regional Panamanian energy distribution companies Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Metro-Oeste, S.A., Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí, S.A., and Elektra Noreste, S.A. Camilo Salomon, Managing Director of Infrastructure Project Finance of INTL FCStone Securities Inc., commented, "The signing of these PPAs marks a major milestone in a tender process that resulted in competitively priced power for Panama, helping diversify the country's energy matrix.
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SMITHFIELD, Va., July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) has honored several of its facilities and employees for their successful sustainability efforts during fiscal year 2013 through a number of innovative environmental projects.
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