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Aspen Group Reports 62% Increase in Revenue for First Quarter Fiscal 2017, Gross Margin Increases 1,500 Basis Points

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aspen Group, Inc. (OTCQB:ASPU) (“Aspen”), a nationally accredited online post-secondary education company (Aspen University), today announced financial results for its 2017 fiscal first quarter ended July 31, 2016. The Company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (ET).  “Aspen just recorded its highest enrollment quarter in the company’s history, all during our seasonally slowest summer period, which is a testament to the strength of our ‘pay-as-you-go,’ debtless education business model.  Our conversion rate increased to a record 11.2% in the quarter

Nasdaq Hearings Panel Grants Extension of Exception for Continued Listing of United Development Funding IV Shares

GRAPEVINE, Texas, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — United Development Funding IV (“UDF IV” or the “Trust”) (NASDAQ:UDF) today announced that the Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “Panel”) has granted an extension of the exception previously granted for continued listing of the Trust’s common shares on The NASDAQ Stock Market (“Nasdaq”).   The Trust’s continued listing is subject to the condition that, on or before October 17, 2016, the Trust become current in its periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  The Trust must also be able to demonstrate that it satisfies all other quantitative and qualitative requirements for

Nasdaq Included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced it has been selected to join the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Nasdaq is one of 16 companies added to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index in 2016, which is comprised of 146 companies. Nasdaq actively supports its 3,500 listed companies in their sustainability efforts, and strives to create an open dialogue between listed companies, investors, analysts, regulators, and academics on the economic value of sustainability. Nasdaq also works closely with international groups such as the World Federation of Exchanges, The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, and

iSectors, LLC to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —              What: iSectors, LLC, a manager of a suite of exchange-traded fund (ETF)-based asset allocation models, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebrating the recent debut its flagship iSectors® Post-MPT Growth ETF (Nasdaq:PMPT). The actively-managed ETF aims to optimize investor return and minimize the downside risk. In honor of the occasion, Charles H. Self III, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Investment Officer of iSectors and Portfolio Manager for PMPT, will ring the Opening Bell.  Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast

Steelcase Inc. Announces Time Change of Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Webcast and Conference Call

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — September 14, 2016 – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS) will webcast a discussion of its second quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET.   The news release detailing the financial results will be issued the previous day, September 21, 2016, after the market closes.  About Steelcase Inc.For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio

Investment, Policy and Holistic Planning Integral to Drive Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new white paper from Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business examines the current hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the U.S. and challenges that complicate development. Costs, financing, siting, policies and safety education are cited as the keys, and sometimes barriers, to greater fueling station deployment. Recent reports estimate that in California alone more than 34,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) will be on the road by 2021. Even with states like California investing heavily in new hydrogen fuel stations, the rate of consumer adoption is quickly outpacing fueling

Nordea to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What: Nordea, the largest financial services group in Northern Europe with a market capitalisation of approximately EUR 41.3 billion, total assets of EUR 6,469 billion, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Nils Lundsby, Director of Business Development, will ring the Closing Bell.  Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When:Thursday, September 15, 2016 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET         Nordea Contact:Nils.Lundsby+45 6122 0350Nils.lundsby@nordea.com Nasdaq MarketSite:Emily Pan(646) 441-5120emily.pan@nasdaq.com Feed Information:Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05

New Study Reveals Customer Experience is Getting Worse; Contact Centers Out of Touch with the Reality of Today’s Consumer

BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new study from BoldChat by LogMeIn (Nasdaq:LOGM) and Ovum reveals that customer experience has worsened over the last two years despite investments in new engagement channels.  The report, which surveyed hundreds of contact center managers and consumers globally, found that the consumers surveyed believe it takes 6 different interactions to resolve an issue while the surveyed contact center managers believe it takes only 1-2 touchpoints.  This disconnect can be largely due to the fact that 72% of consumers surveyed search for information online before contacting an agent but the majority of contact center

Five Below Announces First Stores Opening in Minnesota

PHILADELPHIA, PA, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Five Below (NASDAQ:FIVE) the trend-right, extreme-value brand for pre-teens, teens and beyond, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its first Minnesota location in St. Cloud on September 23, 2016. Five Below will also be opening two other Minnesota locations in Brooklyn Center and Osseo on October 7, 2016. “This has been an incredible year of milestones for Five Below,” said Joel Anderson, CEO of Five Below. “As we enter our 31st state, we can’t say enough how thrilled we are to introduce our brand to more pre-teens and teens. We

Iris Plans Receives Venture Backing From Bay Area’s Better Ventures

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iris Plans, a tech-enabled Advance Care Planning (ACP) service for people facing serious medical conditions, announced today that Better Ventures has joined the company’s seed financing round. Iris Plans has now raised its original target of $750,000 for this round and will likely increase the size of the round due to additional investor interest. Iris Plans reduces the burden that serious medical conditions place on patients, families and the healthcare system, by providing ACP services through a telehealth platform. Iris Plans healthcare professionals meet with patients and their families anytime, anywhere, creating

INC Research and CISCRP Announce Finalists for “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — INC Research Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:INCR), a leading, global Phase I to IV contract research organization, together with the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the public and patients as partners in the clinical research process, today announced the finalists for the “Inspiring Hope” Ideathon event. In a competition that inspired nearly 70 entries, 14 ideas submitted by teams from around the world have been shortlisted for their potential to help address the critical need to increase awareness of clinical trial participation among

Yappn Signs a Referral Partner Agreement with Startek Co. Ltd.

NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Yappn Corp. (“Yappn” or “Company”) (OCTQB:YPPN), a real-time innovative language solutions Company is pleased to announce that it has signed a Referral Partner Agreement with Startek Co. Ltd. (“Startek”). In accordance with the terms of the Agreement, Startek is an authorized referral partner for the purpose of referring prospective customers to Yappn, focused primarily but not limited to, the Japanese market. Atsushi Kajiwara, CEO of Startek stated: “By eliminating the language barrier, businesses can readily reach new markets. Yappn’s solutions give a competitive advantage for companies that want to communicate more effectively

Delta Apparel Completes Sale of Maiden, North Carolina Textile Facility

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Delta Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT:DLA) today reported that it has completed the sale of its Maiden, North Carolina textile facility and certain assets used in those operations.  The closure of this facility in July 2016 was part of the Company’s previously announced manufacturing realignment aimed at maximizing production at its lower cost facilities, eliminating duplicative fixed costs, and leveraging the latest dyeing and finishing technology available.   The realignment is expected to significantly lower production costs, improve gross margins and ultimately boost operating earnings by an estimated $8 million annually, or approximately $0.70

Reliance and Vorbeck Announce Partnership to Develop Graphene-Enhanced Elastomer Products

JESSUP, Md. and MUMBAI, India, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reliance Industries Ltd, one of Asia’s top petrochemical production companies, and Vorbeck Materials Corp., a leading producer of graphene and graphene-based products, announced today that they have signed a joint development agreement to develop graphene-enhanced synthetic elastomer products.  “Vorbeck’s ability to develop innovative graphene-based products opens the door to many potential applications,” said Bharat B. Sharma, Sr. V.P. Product Development & Technical Service (Elastomers) for Reliance’s Petrochemicals division. “We look forward to bringing products that emanate from this partnership to market.” “We are excited to be working with Reliance,

Reuters partners with Wibbitz to create videos using automation technology

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, announced a partnership with Wibbitz to create news videos for Reuters News Agency customers using automation technology. For the first time ever, Reuters News Agency will offer ready-to-publish digital videos that are automatically produced as soon as relevant Reuters pictures, text and graphics are available, powered by Wibbitz technology. The new partnership will expand the selection of videos available to Reuters clients and provide videos summarizing news events within minutes. Wibbitz’s platform also has the ability to customize video design, supports generation of

Family Room Entertainment Corp. to Sponsor Next Revolutionary Reefer Throwdown Event Early 1st Quarter of 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Family Room Entertainment Corp. (OTC:FMYR), a film and media communications group which creates, delivers and preserves quality cross platform content globally, is pleased to announce, due to the overwhelming success of Family Room Entertainment’s opening annual Reefer Throwdown event, that the Company will be sponsoring regularly scheduled events; designed to bring festive entertainment to a full spectrum of enthusiasts, by sponsoring 420 friendly events in a wide range of popular genres.   Founded on the spirit of the outdoor pro-pot festivals made popular in the late sixties, Reefer Throwdown is calculated to bring

Financial Engines (NASDAQ: FNGN) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — What:Financial Engines (Nasdaq:FNGN), America’s largest independent registered investment advisor, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate Financial Engines’ 20th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, Lawrence M. Raffone, President and CEO, will ring the Opening Bell.  Where:Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When:Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET Financial Engines Media Contact:Mike Jurs(408) 498-6590mjurs@financialengines.com Nasdaq MarketSite:Emily Pan(646) 441-5120emily.pan@nasdaq.com Feed Information:Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR

CollegeXP Reveals That When It Comes to Wearable Tech, University Students Already Own or Plan to Buy Fitness Trackers

RHINEBECK, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix Marketing International’s CollegeXP (http://bit.ly/2cmjZ8b), a proprietary collection of mobile and online research methodologies to reach the difficult college market, today revealed interesting data around how college students are using fitness trackers. While 32% of college students own an activity tracker or smartwatch, 16% say they plan to acquire one in the next 3 months. Some of the key reasons for using fitness trackers included monitoring fitness goals, weight loss and using social media to share success. This research comes just in time for back to school. “Fitness trackers continue to be

Pentaho Announces 2016 Excellence Award Winners

SAN FRANCISCO and ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company, today announced the 2016 Excellence Award winners. The awards recognize the Pentaho customers responsible for the year’s most innovative and impactful implementations of Pentaho technology. Pentaho customers from around the world submitted their nominations in one of six categories, where the contest judges evaluated the submissions based on the creativity, impact and business value of the Pentaho deployment. This year’s judges’ panel included: Howard Dresner, Chief Research Officer, Dresner Advisory Services Greg Knieriemen, Technology Evangelist, Hitachi Data Systems Rosanne Saccone, Chief Marketing Officer, Pentaho,

Globalstar Prepares for Release of the Next Generation Sat-Fi® Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

COVINGTON, La., Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globalstar Inc. (NYSE:GSAT) announced today that alpha testing of its next generation duplex device, Sat-Fi2, has commenced in preparation to fully launch the highly anticipated mass consumer and enterprise product in early 2017. Building upon its predecessor, Sat-Fi2 allows customers to use their smartphones and tablets to stay connected when beyond cellular. With the newest model and second-generation satellites and ground infrastructure in place, businesses and recreationalists will experience affordable, seamless connectivity unprecedented within the MSS industry. The smaller, more portable Hughes-based form factor will enable a wide range of enterprise and