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/PRNewswire/ -- InnerChange, a leader in trusted behavioral therapy, has selected Jennifer Crute Steiner as its next Chief Executive Officer.  Steiner will assume her new role on August 4, 2014, taking over for Val Christensen who has acted as the Interim CEO since November 2013. Val will continue to be involved as Chairman of the Board.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's Consumer Reports story on prescription and non-prescription pain relievers serves as an important reminder for consumers of the importance of taking medicines safely and reinforces the importance of initiatives such as the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition's (AAC) Know Your Dose consumer education campaign. Formed in 2010, the Coalition is a group of leading health, healthcare provider and consumer organizations dedicated to educating consumers on safe acetaminophen use to prevent overdose.

/PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. Revenues in the second quarter of 2014 were $1.86 billion compared to revenues of $1.47 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Net income attributable to common stock was $81.1 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2014, versus net income attributable to common stock of $70.2 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013.  Included in the results for the second quarter of 2013 was non-cash stock-based compensation expense of approximately $4.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, related to the retirement of Quanta's former chairman effective May 23, 2013.  Adjusted diluted earnings per share (a non-GAAP measure) was $0.43 for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $0.38 for the second quarter of 2013.

/PRNewswire/ -- EMBRAER S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) releases its second quarter 2014 results.

/PRNewswire/ -- Arches Health Plan announced today that it has chosen TruClinic as the telemedicine solution for its provider network, and will become one of the first independent US insurance payers to reimburse providers for home-based telemedicine visits.

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/PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly revenues of $2.157 billion for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014, representing an increase of 5.1 percent from the prior-year period, or 4.6 percent on a foreign currency-neutral basis.

/PRNewswire/ -- Marken announced today the expansion of their Miami facilities to meet the clinical trial logistics growth in Central and Latin America.  The newly expanded facility will continue to serve as a regional center for inbound biological samples, consolidation of shipments to and from the region, and will provide additional storage capacity.  

BETHESDA, Md., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), the nation's largest lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT"), today announced results of operations for the second quarter of 2014.

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/PRNewswire/ -- LifeQuotes.com, the instant life insurance price comparison service that gives quotes for 35 highly-rated life insurers and allows customers to buy from any company shown, announced today that it has signed on to sponsor The American College's upcoming Clambake event, which is The College's first-ever annual fundraiser for Veterans.  LifeQuotes.com also announced the establishment of a scholarship program for deserving veterans through The American College.

/PRNewswire/ -- Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NOG) ("Northern") announced today that it expects to release second quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Thursday, August 7, 2014 after market close.

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY) ("The9"), an online game developer and operator, announced that The9 and Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. ("Qihoo 360") had entered into an agreement today to form a joint venture. Pursuant to the joint venture agreement, The9 and Qihoo 360 will each own 50% equity interest in the joint venture and share profits according to this ratio.

/PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues, today announced today that the Company's second quarter 2014 financial results will be released on Thursday, August 7, 2014, and that the Company will host a conference call and live webcast at 4:30 p.m. ET that afternoon. Management will provide an overview of the Company's financial results and a general business update.

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/PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a leading provider of financial services technology and a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, today announced the promotion of Greg Farrington to Head of Sales, Americas.

/PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the launch of the TripAdvisor TV Ad Contest, its first-ever user-generated ad contest.  Everyone from video amateurs to filmmakers is encouraged to submit a short video in the spirit of TripAdvisor's "Don't Just Visit" commercials between Friday, August 1 and Sunday, August 31. The contest winner will earn a grand prize of $25,000 and a chance to see their ad air on television. TripAdvisor will also award five runner-up prizes of $1,000 with winning videos shared on TripAdvisor social media channels.

/PRNewswire/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company will receive a $10 million regulatory milestone payment from its partner Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation (Asahi Kasei). The payment is due because of the successful submission of a regulatory application to the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) for XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture (DC). The review by PMDA is expected to be completed by mid-2015. XIAFLEX is a biologic approved in the U.S., EU, Canada and Australia for the treatment of adult DC patients with a palpable cord and, in the U.S. for the treatment of adult men with Peyronie's disease (PD) with a palpable plaque and curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees at the start of therapy.

/PRNewswire/ -- Telestream®, the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, announced the release of Switch, a new multiformat media player that provides broadcast and post-production professionals everything they need to play, inspect, and correct their media in one, easy-to-use professional tool. Switch is built on the same technologies Telestream developed for its professional transcoding tools, which power the digital media ecosystems of 95% of top US broadcasters, 80% of Fortune 100 companies in the US, thousands of media professionals, and literally millions of consumers.

SAN ANTONIO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE: PES) today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Highlights include: 

/PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million, or $1.07 per diluted share (including after tax charges of $7.7 million, or 6 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs) on sales of $2.3 billion, compared to $95.1 million, or 63 cents per diluted share, on sales of $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Results for the first six months of 2014 were net earnings attributable to the corporation of $246.6 million, or $1.72 per diluted share, on sales of $4.3 billion, compared to $167.1 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, on sales of $4.2 billion in the first six months of 2013.

/PRNewswire/ -- SADA Systems, a global leader in cloud computing and IT solutions, announced it has been named a Microsoft 2014 U.S. Education Cloud Productivity Partner of the Year.

/PRNewswire/ -- Today the iconic American lifestyle bag retailer LeSportsac announces its highly anticipated collaboration with pop culture brand, tokidoki, for another playful and eye-catching collection. The new tokidoki for LeSportsac collection picks up right where the still sought after 2006 partnership left off, and is guaranteed to delight fans of both brands throughout the world. 

/PRNewswire/ -- New York REIT, Inc. ("NYRT") (NYSE: NYRT), a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced today that it has entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Twitter's headquarters in Manhattan located at 245-249 West 17th Street in the Chelsea neighborhood.

/PRNewswire/ -- The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) is proud to partner with the White House today to expand the national conversation about transformative family engagement as a major contributor to children's school readiness and success.

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/CNW Telbec/ - Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. (TSX: IAG) will disclose its earnings results for the second quarter of 2014 on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Management will present the results during a conference call that will be held at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Everyone is invited to attend the conference call by dialing 1-800-667-8757 (toll-free) 10 minutes before the start of the conference. The question and answer period following the conference will be reserved for financial analysts.

/PRNewswire/ -- Stonetrust Commercial Mutual Insurance Holding Company announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Dhandho Holdings, LP and Dhandho Holdings Qualified Purchaser, LP (Dhandho), based in Irvine, CA. Stonetrust is a Louisiana-domiciled mutual insurance holding company and the parent company of Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company which provides workers' compensation and employers' liability insurance coverage to over 5,100 policyholders in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The $35 million cash acquisition will include Stonetrust Commercial Mutual Insurance Holding Company, Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Company, and Stonetrust Realty, LLC, as well as Stonetrust Management Services, LLC, the independently owned managing general agent. As a result of the transaction, the Stonetrust companies will become subsidiaries of a new stock holding company created by the Dhandho partnership. Stonetrust operations will remain unchanged and continue to be headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, under current President and CEO Tim Dietrich.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Royal Neighbors of America, one of the nation's largest women-led life insurers, has earned the designation of Great Rated! from the Great Place to Work Institute. The designation is based on the Trust Index© Employee Survey which was completed by Royal Neighbors employees.

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/CNW/ - Oryx Petroleum Corporation Limited ("Oryx Petroleum" or the "Corporation") will announce its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Mr. Michael Ebsary, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Henry Legarre, Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Craig Kelly, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss the Corporation`s financial and operating results on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 17:00 CEST (16:00 BST, 11:00 EDT).

/PRNewswire/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced today that its Panyu 10-2/5/8 project has commenced production.

/PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with Home & Garden and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

/PRNewswire/ -- Is automation a job killer or creator? Both, according to new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl (EMSI). In a nationwide survey, one in five companies (21 percent) reported they have deskilled workers, i.e., replaced employees with automation. Among companies with more than 500 employees, the number is 30 percent.

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When wireless customers need to shift between care channels to resolve their initial inquiry, satisfaction declines considerably and the propensity to switch carriers more than doubles, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance StudySM—Volume 2 and the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Non-Contract Performance StudySM—Volume 2, both released today.

/PRNewswire/ -- KBB.com survey data found 50 percent of new-car shoppers think GM is a different company today compared to five years ago, while only 24 percent of new-car shoppers believe the 'old' GM still exists1, reports Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry. 

/PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has acquired CrossIdeas, a privately held provider of security software that governs user access to applications and data across on-premise and cloud environments. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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TROY, Mich., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Kathleen Gilmore, MD, a Troy based physician and founder of Procerus Skin Care with locations in both Ann Arbor and Troy is the first physician in the Midwest to offer the UltraShape™, a breakthrough treatment recently FDA cleared for Fat Cell Destruction.

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/PRNewswire/ -- Ground Labs will be attending the next leg of the Mastercard Global Risk Management Conference Series, which is taking place from the 5th to 8th of August in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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/PRNewswire/ -- TAL Education Group (NYSE: XRS) ("TAL" or the "Company"), a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 42/F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, China, on August 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (Hong Kong time).

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