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National U.S. Business, Entertainment, and Technology News sourced from the Neotrope® News Network.

US National News

US National News
National U.S. Business, Entertainment, and Technology News sourced from the Neotrope® News Network.

PC Magazine's 2009 Windows Utility Guide: EASEUS Partition Master is Top Disk Utility

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Recently, PC Magazine, the famous and authoritative technology magazine, released its highly recommended 2009 Windows Utility for users - 2009 Windows Utility Guide on its site; and EASEUS Partition Master, the comprehensive hard disk partition tool and system optimization software for Windows-based administration, topped the list of recommended Disk Utilities.

ForeclosureDeals Reviews Foreclosure Filing Reports for First Half of 2009

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The numbers for foreclosure filings for the first half of 2009 are being released and ForeclosureDeals.com is on top of them. This foreclosure home Web site not only provides an extensive databank of properties, it also provides prominent foreclosure statistics and other current foreclosure news.

LifeSpan Treadmill Awarded BEST TREADMILL by Health Magazine

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Health Magazine awarded the LifeSpan TR4000i treadmill Best Treadmill for its innovative features; most notably its ability to save exercise data and transfer results to a personal online health and fitness management account to track progress. The LifeSpan TR4000i treadmill, made by PCE Health and Fitness, was rated #1 over all other treadmills, as judged by experts from Health magazine. The Best Treadmill award is part of Health magazine's annual America's Healthiest Fitness Awards.

Private Tea Party Highlights Rare Jade at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu hosts a unique Private Tea Party in which rare exquisite jade will be on display. The date is July 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., and the location is Cina Cina, the premier fine gift shop at the Royal Hawaiian, right off the main lobby. The Tea Party is sponsored by Jade Gallery Hawaii and its owner, Ruby Zhou - one of the leading experts in fine jade in the Islands.

Brain Grenade Entertainment Announces the Release of D.a. Thompson's CD 'Disclaimer' and Seattle Release Party on August 18th, 2009

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Brain Grenade Entertainment (BGE) proudly announces the release date and CD Release Party for D.a. Thompson's new extended play album titled 'Disclaimer' on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 at Galerias in Seattle, Washington. The first single off of D.a. Thompson's EP is entitled, 'Just you and me.'

Creative Imaging Group opens its doors in the Beverly, Massachusetts Cummings Center

BEVERLY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Creative Imaging Group opened its new shop in the Beverly, Massachusetts Cummings Center in June bringing over 20 years of photographic processing and imaging experience as the former Short Stop Photo. Creative Imaging Group provides photo and digital imaging services and enhanced products including high-quality photo finishing, graphic design, photo restoration, photo and slide scanning, enlargements, photography services, fine art replication, giclee printing and custom framing to the greater New England area.

House to Home Services is Selected as a Unique Health Provider

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- What do moving and health have in common? Well, according to EmpowHer, a lot! That's why this online resource dedicated to helping women has selected House to Home Services, LLC, a moving company with a heart, to be one of its unique health providers.

Taycor Allocates $45 Million For Unique Medical Equipment Financing Vendor Program

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Taycor Financial and its affiliates have allocated $45 million for vendors of medical equipment and dental equipment. Device manufacturers and distributors can now offer direct financing to their buyers through custom private-label financing programs which are specifically tailored to each vendor's profile.

LRM Industries Invents Twin Sheet Direct Thermoforming

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LRM Industries International, Inc., headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, announces the invention of TSD Twin Sheet Direct™; a new innovative production process, extending the product value of its patent-pending STF Sheetless ThermoForming™ technology, which was invented and commercialized by LRM in 2007.

Community Banks Accelerate Residential Real Estate Recovery by Offering Mortgage Warehouse Lending to Local Mortgage Bankers

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Community banks that add mortgage warehouse lending to their commercial lending services not only make it possible for local mortgage businesses to operate, but they also play a role in stimulating local economies by energizing real estate markets, according to Titan Lenders Corp, an outsource services provider for mortgage lenders and their warehouse line providers.

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Predict More Foreclosures Ahead

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The real estate experts at Bank Foreclosures Sale are keeping a close watch on the news revolving around foreclosures across the U.S.; they are working to keep their news fresh and their listings hot. Keeping a close eye on the California real estate market, Bank Foreclosures Sale reports that, statewide, foreclosures have increased for the third-consecutive month.

Van Dorn Gourmets Introduces New Line of Gourmet Specialty Items

BURBANK, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After shopping at numerous farmers' markets and frequenting food shows, Brian Van Dorn, owner of Van Dorn Gourmets, realized that he could come up with better and more creative spice blends, rubs, dip mixes and more. As a result, he started crafting a line of handmade goods and recently launched VanDornGourmets.com.

Consumer Guide Parent Denied New Trial, Ordered to Pay $5.6 Million

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On May 28th, 2009, Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division declined to order a new trial or to reverse a $5.6 million jury verdict against Publications International of Lincolnwood, Ill. (PIL), the parent company of Consumer Guide, on a breach of contract claim brought by The Smart Marketing Group of Los Angeles, Calif. (SMG).

KICTeam Announces the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacturing of cleaning cards, today introduced the Canon CR-Series Check Transport Cleaning Tool Software to be used in conjunction with their Waffletechnology Cleaning Card. In an effort to help increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs, this new software allows for a more efficient and streamlined cleaning process, resulting in less down time and a better quality of overall maintenance.

New Book Now Available: A Desperado's Daily Bread

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In this first book of a much-anticipated literary series, Konrad Ventana draws back the curtains and throws open a window to a perennial drama with a depth of language that can only be described as symphonic. 'A Desperado's Daily Bread: Book One of the Post-Lux Trilogy' (ISBN: 978-0595521548, paperback) is a riveting drama that follows the trail of a Western outlaw biochemist of the subterranean territories.

Personal Messages Sent into Space at the Speed of Light

LONDON, U.K. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SentForever are letting people transmit free messages into deep space through their Web site to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landings. When transmitted, these messages travel at the speed of light, which is 670 million miles per hour. After just 8 minutes the messages pass by the sun and 5 1/2 hours later pass Pluto. In just 14 hours the messages overtake the Voyager 1 probe, which is the most distant man-made object from Earth.

Long-Term Care: The Next Big Women's Issue? Denise Gott, Predicting New Waves of Protest, Calls for Reform

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Long-term care is getting a lot of exposure in the current health-reform discussions, but we ain't seen nothin' yet, according to Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) - one of the nation's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. 'Wait until the most-affected individuals get wind of what's in store for them; all hell could break loose,' she says.

Central South Distribution, Inc. Makes Historical Merger with Lataillade Entertainment and Ruff Town Entertainment Group

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Central South Distribution, Inc., which has been the number one independent faith based record distributor in the world for the past decade, has formed a partnership with Lataillade Entertainment, headed by contemporary gospel label / publishing / marketing guru Vicki Mack-Lataillade and her husband, Claude Lataillade, and Grammy® nominated songwriter producer Rene Moore, head of Ruff Town Entertainment Group. The multi-million dollar stock purchase marks the first time in history that African Americans will have a principal stake and partnership in a major contemporary music distribution company.

No Crammed C Drive Worry, No Data Loss

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Are you still facing the problems that your PCs, laptops and servers' C drive are filled up with operating systems and procedures, and without enough space for use? Frustration often comes with a 'Windows Low Disk Space' warning and slow-running condition. According to EASEUS' technical support department, most EASEUS Partition Master customers email to ask for the help of expanding their C drive to solve the problem of low disk space and slow speed.

SecuGen Delivers New OptiMouse Plus Fingerprint Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SecuGen, the world's leading vendor of optical fingerprint readers, is pleased to announce that it has released the OptiMouse™ Plus, an upgraded version of the world's first combination fingerprint reader and optical mouse. Like all of SecuGen's fingerprint readers, the OptiMouse Plus is very rugged, accurate, and affordable.

Pitch Control – Houston Hip-Hop in Focus

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Houston has always been a hotbed of left-field musical talent, says Pitch Control TV. They have always done things their own way down south, and for that they should be applauded. But what was once the home of alternative country pioneers is now the center of one of the most vibrant and exciting hip hop scenes in the land. And that scene is captured brilliantly on the new DVD from talented filmmaker Ariel Santschi - 'Pitch Control Mixtape Volume 3.'

Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas Takes Home Three Awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care Convention

SUNRISE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation's largest provider of home care and supplemental health care staffing services, is pleased to recognize Interim HealthCare of the Eastern Carolinas for their 25 years of service and their three local caregivers who received awards at the 37th Annual Association for Home and Hospice Care convention in Durham, North Carolina: Clayton Rich of Garland; Jennifer Jones of Pink Hill, and Melissa Britt of Orrum.

Announcing formation of Bio Jet Fuel World Industry Trade Group – World Biojet Alliance

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mitch Hawkins, CEO of JatrophaBioJet Corporation announced today founding of the World Biojet Alliance, a worldwide industry non-profit trade group to serve the needs of the rapidly forming Bio Jet Fuel sector. Mr. Hawkins, who will serve as Chairman of the Board of Governors, stated 'The World Biojet Alliance will be an independent and impartial global organization founded to promote, conduct research, coordinate communications and provide innovative solutions for advanced biofuels used in aviation.'

Real Estate Experts Say Residential and Commercial Foreclosures Will Continue to Rise

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to the real estate experts at ForeclosureDeals.com, foreclosed properties will continue to dominate the real estate marketplace in many regions. Recent reports have been released that support this prediction. For example, in Utah's Washington County, the region's foreclosure rate remains higher than the national average.

HoustonGuitar Releases New Online Guitar Lesson Series

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Houston Guitar Lessons has released a new streaming video lesson series for beginning and intermediate guitarists, available by monthly subscription. There are over 270 separate practice videos in the lesson series. Greg Varhaug, a professional guitar teacher and the creator of the series, says that the amount of time it takes to master beginner's guitar is not a matter of weeks or months, but hours. Most people can complete the program with less than 25 hours of actual practice time.

Cut Expenses and Budget by Eating Out at Home

SUMTER, S.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Recipe-Robot, a newly-launched Web site, announces a service that not only saves people money, but also gives them easy access to copycat recipes so they can cook their favorite restaurant-quality meals at home.

PALNET Solves the Pallet Buyer's Dilemma

VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The old adage goes, 'buyer beware.' Michael Smith, President and C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, thinks that is especially true when it comes to pallets. According to Smith, 'So much of the pallet purchase decision is based on the initial price quote that many of the other equally important factors don't get the attention they deserve.'

Foreclosure Rates Continue Rising and Housing Prices Continue Falling, says ForeclosureDataOnline

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ForeclosureDataOnline reports more dark days ahead for the housing market and for homeowners concerned about losing their homes. The data collected by the site shows that foreclosure levels continue to rise and are reaching record highs, particularly in states such as Michigan, California, and Florida.

Increase System C Drive to Speed up the Computer – Affordable and Safe Partitioning Software

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Are you still complaining that your computer is too slow and want to speed it up? EASEUS Partition Master is able to help computer users increase their C drive to speed up computers when the system drive is at low disk space. EASEUS Software's Partition Master can assist a user to resize (increase/reduce) a system C drive without data loss.

Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor Names Dr. Michael Sundine to the Board

COSTA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor, a new cutting edge outpatient surgical facility located within the Pacific Medical Plaza building at 1640 Newport Blvd, has named Michael J. Sundine, M.D., F.A.C.S., as its physician representative to the Board of Directors. Dr. Sundine is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Newport Beach, Calif.

Nationwide Foreclosure Fear Still Strong as Homeowners Try to Prepare for the Worst, says ForeclosureRepos

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to ForeclosureRepos, REO activity is expected to spike in the coming months as foreclosure delays and moratoria implemented by various state laws come to an abrupt end. The herd mentality is causing people to rush to find alternatives. Attendance at Tele-Seminars, workshops, interactive community meetings, and increasingly large seminars held by reputable mortgage bankers and attorneys are continuing to draw concerned and sometimes desperate homeowners seeking solutions to stay in their homes.

Survey Shows Support for Obama Economic Plans, says Foreclosure1

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A study conducted by Foreclosure1 of its users shows support for Obama's economic proposals, particularly those geared towards homeowners. When President Obama took office in January 2009, one of his first actions was to begin assembling an economic stimulus plan that would help revive the U.S. economy. The bill passed, although its $787 billion price tag caused some controversy, particularly among Republicans.

The Oracle Group Announces The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion Themed 100 Years 100 Authors in New York City

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion welcomes National Bestselling Authors, Diahann Carroll, Hill Harper, Chris Gardner, Tiki Barber, Terry McMillan, Carl Weber, Chef Jeff Henderson, Stephen L. Carter, Dr. Dorothy Height, Sharon Draper and Walter Mosley to New York City to Celebrate 100 Years of Bold Dreams and Big Victories. The NAACP Author Centennial Author Pavilion Themed '100 Years, 100 Authors' will bring an exciting mix to New York City, July 13th through 15th, 2009.

Patent Awarded for Waffletechnology Cleaning Cards to KICTeam

AUBURN, Maine (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A patent has been issued for a unique feature of KICTeam's Waffletechnology cleaning cards, adding a level of protection to a growing cleaning card market. 'We have been pursuing this patent since the early stages of Waffletechnology development and are pleased to have received the first of what we anticipate will be multiple patents,' said Peter Klein, President and CEO at KICTeam, Inc.

BirthdaysNewYork Heats up the Big Apple with Hot and Trendy New York City Birthday Parties

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- BirthdaysNewYork is New York City's newest and most exciting birthday party planning service; its focus is primarily on birthdays, bachelor and bachelorette parties. And EMRG, its parent company, is a veteran in the New York party planning business and does the work so its clients don't have to.

LRM Industries, LLC Acquired and Recapitalized as LRM Industries International, Inc.

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The former LRM Industries, LLC, headquartered in Rockledge, Florida, has been acquired from NOVA Chemicals Inc. and Envirokare Tech, Inc., which have owned the company as a joint venture since 2005. A group of investors led by Zesiger Capital Group LLC funded the transaction that resulted in the recapitalization of the former company into LRM Industries International, Inc.

SurfBalance Mobile Safe Browser for Kids Now Available on Apple iTunes App Store

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SurfBalance, a new app for the Apple iPhone™ and iPod Touch® devices, is available now at the Apple iTunes® store. Full-featured tool guides, limits and verifies kids' Web wse on iPhone and iPod Touch. SurfBalance combines a fun, full-screen mobile Web browser with unique features.

Financial Foundation Group – Building More Than Just Wealth

FT. COLLINS, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2009 has been all about helping others for the Financial Foundation Group (FFG). With the recent stock market fluctuations and devaluation, not only have representatives of FFG been helping clients protect their assets, but also helping others by volunteering more of their time. The Financial Foundation Group is excited to have been a big contributor to the Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity on June 12th, 2009. Instead of heading into the office, associates from the Loveland, CO, office were given permission to work on 2 different Habitat home sites located in Ft. Collins, CO.

ACS Technologies Selects M2SYS for Innovative Biometric Software

ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that it has finalized an agreement with ACS Technologies, the leading provider of information management solutions to nearly 50,000 churches, schools, and other faith-based organizations.

CustomXM (Custom Printing Company, Inc.) Becomes First in State to Offer Dimensional Printing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CustomXM, a central Arkansas marketing services provider, recently added the Kodak Dimensional Printing capability to its Nexpress 3000 Digital Production Color Press. CustomXM is currently the only provider of these services in the state of Arkansas

Momentum Transport Makes the Grade with Better Business Bureau

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Momentum Transport, the nation's premier auto and freight transport provider, recently earned the Better Business Bureau's highest ranking possible - receiving a grade of A+. After a recent change in the BBB grading system (replacing grades of 'satisfactory' or 'unsatisfactory' with grades ranging from A+ to F), Momentum received an upgrade from its prior rating of 'satisfactory.'

Overwhelming Success Out of The Ruins for WhiteFlash.com

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The results are in! In a contest based on the hit Fox Searchlight Pictures film 'My Life In Ruins,' WhiteFlash.com, the internet's premier online jewelry retailer, found their site flooded with close to 12,000 hopeful winners of a diamond right hand ring.

ForeclosureListingsNationwide.com Makes the Dream of Owning a Home a Reality

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Foreclosures are at an all-time high. However, good news is on the horizon. The release of the new federal tax credit of $8,000 given to first-time home buyers has heated up the real estate market and provided a well-needed boost to the struggling real estate industry. And, Foreclosure Listings Nationwide announces that its company has more than 1.5 million properties for sale.

SilverFast HDRi – The Ideal 64Bit Archive-Format for Images Containing the Maximum Dynamic Range Now Also Includes Dust and Scratches Information...

KIEL, Germany and SARASOTA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LaserSoft Imaging releases the new SilverFast 6.6.1, world-wide the first software generating perfect raw data from photos and slides. In order to generate perfect digital RAW data scanned from your originals, LaserSoft Imaging has developed a new 64 bit HDRi format for SilverFast 6.6.1 which not only contains complete image data but also has embedded the dust and scratch information from the scanner's infrared channel.

Investors Eye Foreclosure Declines, Home Price Increases

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Despite recent negative information about the job market in the United States, the housing market is beginning to show some signs of improvement shows the latest Foreclosure Listings report. Investors wanting to take advantage of the slumping prices and frequent foreclosures, particularly in some of the top markets, may need to act more quickly.

BONE FIRE Smokehouse Invites BBQ Fans to Cast their Votes on 'LIVE with Regis and Kelly'

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LIVE with Regis and Kelly's producers are kicking-off a nationwide search for the best grill recipe and they're asking their viewers for help with the 'Ultimate Hometown Grill Off.' One regional chef has a good chance, but needs your help. Erich Soll, Executive Chef at BONE FIRE Smokehouse in Downtown Kingsport, Tenn., has been selected as having one of the top 5 ribs recipes in the nation, with his succulent Smoked Ribs with Fightin' Irish Whiskey Sauce.

New Art Book Combines Chaos, God and Sex with Digital Imaging: 'Fractopia' by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Christopher Simmons' 'Fractopia' (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover - limited edition, Neotrope Press), collects the best of Simmons' abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book. Some of the art has been called sexual in nature, including the piece called 'godheart.'

Financial Foundation Group Texas – A World without Breast Cancer

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- December of 2004 was a tough time for Tiffany Heinzelman, wife of one of the founders of the Financial Foundation Group. She was just 34 years old; had a 2 year old daughter at home and a husband who was opening a new branch office. Tiffany had just returned from a family vacation and discovered a lump under her right arm pit. Blood tests were done and calmed her initial fear; her white cells were fine so it was not cancer or an infection.

No More 'Jon and Kate' Casualties

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. David Kreiner, a nationally renowned reproductive specialist, takes on the long-standing moral and medical dilemma of multiples with a unique approach to IVF designed to make single embryo transfer the standard of care available to everyone. Kreiner's East Coast Fertility center offers a critical twist on routine IVF services, with the new Single Embryo Incentive Program.

Occupational Therapists Take Animal Therapies Beyond Special Equestrians

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A dedication to their young clients has led Deb Saffren and Kim Hartranft, two Occupational Therapists at Special Equestrians, to broaden the scope of their work in animal assisted therapies. Every Monday Deb and Kim come to work at Special Equestrians providing Hippotherapy, which is Occupational Therapy on the back of the horse. 'During this interaction, I know that the child does not feel like they are participating in yet another therapy session. Instead, they are riding a horse,' says Deb Saffern.

New Web Site Helps Anyone Assist Humanity's Transformation Into a Global Brain

BONITA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Over the last five years or so, new Web 2.0 tools have hit society like one wave after another: MySpace, Skype, Facebook, YouTube, all the various iPhone and Blackberry applications, and now Twitter. The effect, according to social scientists, is to vastly increase both the complexity and content of communication, such that the planet appears more and more like a vast integrated Mind, akin to James Lovelock's 'Gaia' or Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's 'Noosphere.' This is the rationale for the World Mind Network.

Financial Foundation Group Texas – Building Futures

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 2009 has provided the Financial Foundation Group many opportunities to help others. Even though the economy and the stock market have hit many hard, the Financial Foundation Group has been diligent about providing assistance to those in need. Delia Rios spearheaded the venture for the entire San Antonio office to contribute to the Metro San Antonio Habitat for Humanity on June 6th, 2009.

Thanks to President Obama, Everyday is a Campaign

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ElectionMall launches new social media tools - great for candidates from school board to President. As technology continues to drive political participation at all levels, the need for the latest tools makes all the difference as candidates, from the school board to the White House, look to engage voters, raise money and win on Election Day.

ForeclosureDeals.com Does the Research for Its Clients

MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ForeclosureDeals.com, a leading online foreclosure listings service announces that real estate executives say the regions that saw the biggest price spikes during the bubble continue to wrestle with the most foreclosures: California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona.

LegalizeFerrets.org's YouTube Video Contest – Voting Starts June 29th through July 4th

LA MESA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LegalizeFerrets.org, an organization of people interested in legalizing ferrets in California, is conducting their second annual YouTube Video Contest. Nine videos have been entered and the only prize is $500 cash. Legalize Ferrets is conducting an Environmental Impact Report as required from the California Department of Fish and Game. Their mailing list and support continue to grow and the video contest is a great expression of the hope, pain and fear California ferret enthusiasts live with.

Pole-Wrap Launches Two New Products to Enhance a Home's Beauty

TROY, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- After years of success with the Pole-Wrap, a product that transforms unsightly basement poles into attractive interior decor, Pole-Wrap, Inc. has added two new products - the Pole-Wrap Drink Shelf and the Pole-Wrap Extension. Both items will be available for purchase after July 1.

MMDI Announces Agreement with Novation to Supply the Rebound HRD

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that it has been awarded an agreement under Novation's 'New Medical Technology' program to supply its Rebound HRD and Rebound HRD V (hernia repair devices) to their alliance members, which includes: acute hospitals and systems, academic medical centers and ambulatory care facilities. The Rebound HRD® and HRD V are intended to assist in the repair and/or reinforcement of hernia or other soft tissue defects where weakness exists.

As Unemployment Continues to Climb, Many Parents Are Concerned About the Cost of Preschool Tuition

MESA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As the unemployment rate climbs to over 9 percent (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation: May 2009), many financially strained families may feel pressure to send their young children to preschool. Authors Renee and Mike Mosiman help those parents who choose not to send their young children to school in their new book, 'The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child's Intellectual Potential' (ISBN: 978-0-9816426-5-9).

Get Long-Term Care Protection Now; Don't Wait for Health Reform, Industry Leader Advises

KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If and when Congress passes health reform legislation, it may or may not include a public option for long-term care, the assistance with daily living required by millions suffering from long-lasting illnesses or disabilities. If you're in the market for long-term care insurance, should you wait and see what materializes? Denise Gott says no; there's too much to lose and little to gain. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC, one of the nation's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies.

Bookbinder's Soups and Seasonings Division Acquired by Pennsylvania Corporation

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Bookbinder Specialties, a Pennsylvania company, acquired the Bookbinder's Soup and Seasonings Division from the Stephens' Original Foods Company of Huntingdon Valley, PA, on June 23, 2009. The soups and seasonings are based on favorite recipes from the Old Original Bookbinder's restaurant, established in 1865 in Philadelphia's historic Old City.

Curvy Pillow Company Presents New YouTube Video Demonstrating the Incredible Transformation of Rectangular Bed Pillows Into Curvy Functional Shapes

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Have you ever been poked in the eye by the pointy corner of your rectangular bed pillow?' Pillow Designer and Spokesperson for the Curvy Pillow Company, Pam Blumenthal, was recently quoted as saying 'It's ridiculous, but it's no joke - people do get poked by pointy-cornered pillows. Why would we want to sleep with rectangles anyway? The only reason that we all sleep with rectangular bed pillows is that it's the easiest shape for manufacturing.'

SecuGen Offers Free SDKs for Fingerprint Software Development

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SecuGen, the world's leading optical fingerprint device vendor, is pleased to announce that it is now providing all of its industry leading fingerprint template extraction and matching SDKs free of charge. Included in SecuGen's wide selection of Software Developer Kits are SDKs for Windows Vista, Windows CE, Linux, Solaris and more.

Effective Hazardous Waste Training Reduces Liability and Fines

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present several two-day workshops on hazardous waste management in the region next month. Workshops will be held in Williamsburg, VA on July 9-10; Charlotte, NC on July 13-14; Atlanta, GA on July 16-17; Orlando, FL on July 20-21; and Birmingham, AL on July 23-24.

The Vegan Monologues asks the Burning Question: Is that a Carrot in your Pocket?

BALTIMORE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Apprentice House announces publication of its latest book, 'The Vegan Monologues' (ISBN 9781934074367), which guides readers through the world of being vegan, traveling life's path as an herbivore in a treacherous world of carnivores. Whether explaining how vegetarian guys get the girls, exploring an addiction to Chinese takeout, or being sequestered in the 'garden salad zone,' author Ben Shaberman's gentle sense of humor sheds light on what it means to go meatless.

Starlight and CCFA Unveil Enhanced Web Resource for Young Adults with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For young adults with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, coping with their illness is a life-long struggle. Today Starlight Children's Foundation and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation announced the unveiling of their redesigned Web site, UCandCrohns.org, originally designed in 2006 to help young IBD patients cope with their condition.

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