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Pioneer Bank Data Breach Draws Weitz & Luxenberg Probe

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. today announced it is investigating claims from customers of Pioneer Bank who suffered – or fear they soon will suffer – economic harm from a data breach made possible by the Jan. 26 theft of one of the Troy, New York-based financial institution’s laptop computers.

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Paris Perfumes Inc. to Release Caron Paris Fragrances in a New Deal with Bergdorf Goodman

MIAMI, Fla., March 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Miami-based perfume distributor, Paris Perfumes Inc. announces its new deal with luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman to sell six rare fragrances and one limited edition of the second most established perfume house in the world, Caron Paris.

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Civic Resource Group International Launches CivicConnect Project Audience on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group International today announced it has launched CivicConnect(TM) Project Audience on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering and enabling arts and cultural organizations and businesses operating in the public sector to connect and provide rich services and cultural experiences to citizens through a variety of digital channels.

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Weitz and Luxenberg Brings Class Action Against Lumber Liquidators

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 27, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., on Wednesday filed a class action lawsuit seeking to make Lumber Liquidators, Inc., pay restitution to consumers who purchased from the home-improvements retailer certain brands of laminate flooring found to emit high levels of health-harming formaldehyde, the law firm announced.

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RingBoost Vanity Phone Numbers Provide Marketing ‘Real Estate’ for Small Business

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Vanity phone numbers offer a unique and easy marketing opportunity for small businesses. Once you acquire a vanity, easy to remember phone number from RingBoost, it’s yours, a unique asset. Like a piece of property, no one else can own it.

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Former Director of American International Industries, Inc. Files Civil Lawsuit Against Appraiser in Response to TALCB Investigation Results

HOUSTON, Texas, March 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American International Industries, Inc. (‘American'; OTC:AMIN / OTCMKTS:AMIN), and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife, filed a civil lawsuit (Cause No. 2015-16578) against the appraiser of many of AMIN’s properties, George Kahle Group, LLC and its owner, George F. (‘Jeff’) Kahle, III, on 03/20/2015 in the 190th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas.

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Weitz and Luxenberg Files Data Breach Lawsuit Against Premera Blue Cross

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Weitz and Luxenberg P.C. today filed a class action lawsuit against Seattle-based Premera Blue Cross on behalf of policy holders who lost sensitive private information as a result of a massive, sustained hacking of Premera’s computer systems, the law firm announced.

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M4VGear for Windows adds iTunes 12.1 Support with Released Version 5.1.0

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 26, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M4VGear Inc., on March 20, 2015, released version 5.1.0 of M4VGear DRM Media Converter for Windows to add support of iTunes 12.1. Until now, M4VGear is the only DRM Media Converter Software in the market that runs iTunes M4V conversion smoothly under all iTunes versions.

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United Wholesale Mortgage Launches Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Mortgage Program

TROY, Mich., March 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced today the availability of Freddie Mac’s new Home Possible(R) Mortgage program, which enables first-time home buyers and low- to moderate-income borrowers to achieve home ownership with only a three percent down payment.

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5 Bars announces Monnie McGaffigan as Senior Vice President of Business Development

IRVINE, Calif., March 25, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 5 Bars(TM) a leader in wireless technology solutions, announced the appointment of Monnie McGaffigan as Senior Vice President of Business Development. 5 Bars is a premier neutral host provider of indoor/outdoor distributed antenna systems, small cells and Wi-Fi networks. The 5 Bars team designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless systems and has designed and developed over 500 wireless projects nationwide.

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Spodak Dental Group Increases Patient Convenience with New Secure Online Payments

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spodak Dental Group is always looking for ways to provide patients with excellent care and service, and with the addition of a new feature on the website, it’s even more convenient for patients to manage their dental payments.

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ArteQuesta Announces Acceptance of Bitcoin – Breaks down Financial Barriers and Opens Economic Doors

MILL VALLEY, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine art investment company, today announced the acceptance of Bitcoin as a method of payment for the purchase of artworks. Without excluding the typical form of monetary exchange, ArteQuesta is the first and only organization in the art investment world to accept Bitcoin.

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Rocha Art Presents John Waguespack’s ‘Channeling The Dionysian’ April 10 – May 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Francisco based artist John Waguespack unveils a new chapter in his creative evolution in ‘Channeling the Dionysian,’ a solo exhibition at Rocha Art. In his first solo exhibition in over a year, Waguespack’s work is inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s dramatic theory of the ‘Dionysian’ and ‘Apollonian’ modes of the human mind.

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The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) releases a Universal Adult Tuberculosis Risk Assessment today to tackle TB in California

OAKLAND, Calif., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Contrary to popular belief, tuberculosis (TB) has not been eliminated in the U.S. With 2145 cases of active TB in 2014, California alone has 23 percent of the nation’s TB cases. However, this represents only a small fraction of the estimated 2.5 million Californians infected with TB. The California Tuberculosis Controllers Association (CTCA) released a Universal Adult TB Risk Assessment today to support efforts to find those infected with TB.

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Getting the Lowdown on Long-Term Care Insurance No Longer Laborious Thanks to Tech-Savvy Agents

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 24, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thinking about long-term care insurance but loathe to schedule a lengthy interview in your home? You may be laboring under an outmoded assumption, that reaching out to an expert is a big deal. That’s no longer the case with a new breed of tech-savvy agents. So says ACSIA Partners, an industry leader, in a consumer alert issued today.

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D.L. Carroll, Author of the Sir Licksalot Series, Receives a Prestigious Award and Makes a Guest Appearance!

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Family Review Center honors D.L. Carroll, author of the ‘Sir Licksalot’ children’s book series, with the Star Award. The Star Award is to recognize outstanding companies and business owners. An interview with D.L. Carroll is published in the 2015 Awards Edition of the Family Review Center’s Magazine.

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New Firm Offers Alternatives to Traditional Long Term Care Insurance

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., March 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whether they are too old, too ill, or find traditional long term care insurance problematic for another reason, more than 90 percent of people do not own a policy. ‘Traditionally, long term care insurance was the only solution that financial advisors and insurance agents could offer people,’ says Bill Jones, co-founder, President and CEO of The National Alliance of Insurance Agencies, Inc.

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Hearing Professionals Hires Karl Klein, Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist

SIDNEY, Ohio, March 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hearing Professionals is proud to announce that Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Karl Klein has joined the team. Klein has worked as a hearing aid specialist since 2011. He is trained to test hearing and treat hearing loss, fit and adjust hearing aids, as well as train patients to get the most benefit from hearing aids.

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Emilio N. Francisco, PDC CEO, Announces Greater Scrutiny of EB-5 Investors

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Emilio N. Francisco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of private equity firm PDC Capital Group, announces a company-wide effort to increase scrutiny of potential investors it recruits for EB-5-funded projects.

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IDS Achieves Record Annual Mortgage Initial Disclosure Fulfillment in 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 20, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS), announced 2014 as a record year, generating the most initial disclosure docs in a single year in the company’s history. In addition, IDS set a company record in January 2015 for the most amount of initial disclosures generated in a single month. Total initial disclosure volume for the company in 2014 increased 13.6 percent over 2013.

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OpenClose Again Selected by HousingWire as a Top 100 Most Innovative Technology Company

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that it has been named to HousingWire magazine’s second annual HWTECH 100(TM) list for 2015. HW TECH100 honors the 100 most innovative technology companies serving the U.S. mortgage finance and real estate industries.

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LinkedIn Expert Marc W. Halpert Releases ‘Deep Dive Into LinkedIn’

FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marc W. Halpert, managing director of Connect2Collaborate and LinkedIn Evangelist, announces his newest seminar, ‘Deep Dive Into LinkedIn,’ is now available for purchase. Halpert said, ‘Deep Dive into LinkedIn features 77 slides over about 90 minutes with dozens of pragmatic, tangible ideas to make your brand soar by showing you exactly how to use LinkedIn’s latest 2015 enhancements.’

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Former Director to Consolidate Civil Lawsuits Filed Against American International Industries, Inc. and its CEO, Daniel Dror

HOUSTON, Texas, March 18, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scott Wolinsky, a former director of American International Industries, Inc. (‘American'; Ticker ‘AMIN’), and Maria T. Wolinsky, his wife, have agreed to the consolidation of their defamation and fraud claims that were pending in two separate civil lawsuits against American and its CEO, Daniel Dror, in the Harris County District Courts into the ongoing Houston arbitration proceeding announced by American on December 17, 2014.

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Brokers Gaining Market Share Again: 2015 is the Beginning of Broker Resurgence

TROY, Mich., March 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that its president and CEO, Mat Ishbia, will be speaking on a webinar regarding brokers gaining market share in 2015. The webinar will be held March 18, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT (2 – 3 p.m. EDT).

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New EaseUS Todo Backup 8.2 Combines Advanced Backup Technology to Provide Complete Data Security Solution

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS Software, the world leading software provider for data backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announces the release EaseUS Todo Backup 8.2, which offers most reliable and efficient data backup & recovery solution for home and business users.

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