Winner Chosen for Peter L. Bernstein Award

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2014) - Kevin J. Stoll, Executive Director and Head of Quantitative Research at Sterling Capital Management, has been named the winner of the 2014 Peter L. Bernstein Award for his article, "A Stochastic U.S. House Price Model for Valuing Residential Mortgages and Other House Price-Dependent Assets," which appeared in the Winter 2013 issue of The Journal of Fixed Income, published by Institutional Investor Journals.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:00 am

Premium Income Corporation Announces Exchange Ratios

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Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:53 pm

Focus Business Bank Announces Unaudited Financial Results for the Quarter and Nine-Months Ending September 30, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Focus Business Bank (OTCQB: FCSB) announced unaudited financial results for the quarter and nine-months ended September 30, 2014. Net income for the quarter and nine-months ended September 30, 2014 was $273,000 ($0.09/diluted share) and $838,000 ($0.29/per diluted share), respectively, compared to $241,000 ($0.08/per diluted share) and $555,000 ($0.19/per diluted share) for the quarter and nine-months ending September 30, 2013. The increases in net income for the quarter and nine-months ending September 30, 2014 compared to the same periods in 2013 were primarily attributable to growth in net interest income resulting from a significant increase in earning assets and an increase in non-interest income from gains on sales of SBA loans, partially offset by increases in operating expenses, the provision for loan losses and income taxes.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:26 pm

Working Opportunity Fund Venture Series Adopts a Cash Dividend Distribution Policy

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd. (the "Fund") announced today that it has adopted a cash dividend distribution policy for the Venture Series to distribute available cash through an orderly realization of value from dispositions in the Venture Series' portfolio.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:24 pm

Community Bank of the Bay Announces 66% Increase in Net Income for the 2014 Third Quarter

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Community Bank of the Bay (OTCBB: CBYAA), a San Francisco Bay Area commercial bank with full service offices in Oakland and Danville, and two business offices in the Silicon Valley, reported net income of $632 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:31 pm

NexgenRx Extends Term of Warrants

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - NEXGENRX INC. ("NexgenRx" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NXG) announces that it has successfully made application to the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") to extend the term of all outstanding common share purchase warrants granted pursuant to the Corporation's private placement which closed on October 31, 2011 (the "Warrants") from thirty-six (36) months to forty-eight (48) months from the date of issuance in accordance with Exchange policies. The Warrants that are the subject of the extension consist of an aggregate of 1,200,000 Warrants, each with an exercise price of $0.30 per Warrant. The foregoing Warrants are set to expire on October 31, 2014 and the application that has been submitted to (and approved by) the Exchange is to extend the expiry date until October 31, 2015.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:19 pm

Quantum International Income Corp. Announces Results for the Three and Six Months Ended August 31, 2014

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Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:43 pm

Front Street Raises $20 Million From Closing of Flow-Through Limited Partnership Units Offering

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - Front Street Capital announced that it has completed the closing of the Front Street Flow-Through 2014-II Limited Partnership offering of limited partnership units, raising a total of $20 million for investments in flow-through shares of Canadian resource companies and other permitted investments. Front Street focuses on companies engaged in oil and gas or mining exploration, development or production. Investors expect to receive tax deductions on the amount invested for the 2014 taxation year.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:36 pm

Riverview Financial Corporation to Acquire Citizens National Bank of Meyersdale

HALIFAX, PA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Riverview Financial Corporation ("Riverview Financial") (OTCQX: RIVE), bank holding company of Riverview Bank, and Citizens National Bank of Meyersdale ("Citizens National"), have announced the execution of an agreement and plan of merger (the "Agreement") pursuant to which Citizens National will merge with and into Riverview Bank. Riverview Financial has consolidated assets of $435 million. Its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Riverview Bank, a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank headquartered in Halifax, Pennsylvania, operates fifteen community bank offices in the counties of Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Northumberland, Perry, and Schuylkill. Citizens National, with assets of $76 million, is a nationally-chartered bank headquartered in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, with two locations in Somerset County. After the transaction is completed, the combined entity is projected to have over $500 million in assets and 17 banking locations.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:26 pm

storycentralLABS Is Looking for Digital Rockstars

Deadline Extended to Collaborative Digital Extensions Story Lab

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:22 pm

Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund and Boston Pizza International Inc. to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Results on November 7th

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - Boston Pizza Royalties Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:BPF.UN) and Boston Pizza International Inc. ("BPI") today announced that they will issue third quarter 2014 results via news release and on the Fund's website at www.bpincomefund.com on the morning of November 7, 2014.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:17 pm

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited: Third Quarter Financial Results

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Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:02 pm

Jinhua Capital Corporation Announces Further Proposed Non-Brokered Private Placement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - Jinhua Capital Corporation (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:JHC.H) announces further to its press release of October 20, 2014, that the Corporation proposes to offer by way of a non-brokered private placement of up to an additional 1,000,000 Common Shares at a price of $0.05 per Common Share to raise gross proceeds of up to $50,000. Subject to regulatory approval, a finder's fee will be paid in relation to the Common Shares sold at the discretion of the Corporation.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:36 pm

The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. Announces Extension of Non-Transferable Rights Offering

MIAMI BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUBA) (the "Fund") announced today that it has extended the expiration date of its previously announced non-transferable rights offering to purchase shares of common stock of the Fund (the "Offering") to December 4, 2014. As a result of this extension, set forth below are important dates to remember relating to the Offering:

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:30 pm

Walmer Capital Corp. Provides Corporate Update

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - Walmer Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:WAL.H) (the "Company"), a capital pool company as defined under Policy 2.4 - Capital Pool Companies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange"), is pleased to provide an update regarding the proposed Qualifying Transaction disclosed in its press release of May 8, 2014. As previously disclosed, the common shares of the Company were transferred from the Exchange to the NEX board of the Exchange on August 7, 2014. The common shares will remain suspended pending the completion or termination of the proposed Qualifying Transaction disclosed in its press release of May 8, 2014.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:26 pm

eHealth, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

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Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:15 pm

Yadkin Bank Named Community Bank of the Year

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - In recognition of its dedication to improving business owners' access to capital in order to grow and create jobs, Yadkin Bank (NYSE: YDKN) has been named North Carolina Community Bank of the Year.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:10 pm

Essex Announces Third Quarter 2014 Results

Core FFO Guidance Increases as Same-Property NOI Grows 9.4% in the Third Quarter

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:01 pm

Mackinac Financial Corporation Reports Nine Month and Third Quarter 2014 Results; Announces a 50% Increase in Annual Dividend From $.20 to $.30 per Share

MANISTIQUE, MI--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) -  Mackinac Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MFNC), the bank holding company for mBank (the "Bank"), today announced third quarter 2014 income of $.886 million or $.16 per share compared to net income available to common shareholders of $.846 million, or $.15 per share for the third quarter of 2013. Operating results for the first nine months of 2014 totaled $2.352 million or $.43 per share compared to $2.719 million or $.49 per share for the same period in 2013. 

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:00 pm

First Financial Corporation Reports 3rd Quarter Results

TERRE HAUTE, IN--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: THFF) today reported net income of $24.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 compared to $22.6 million for the comparable period of 2013, an increase of 8.76%. Diluted net income per common share also increased 8.82% to $1.85 for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 versus $1.70 for the comparable period of 2013. Return on assets for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was 1.08% compared to 1.02% for the nine months ended September 30, 2013. The Corporation further reported that net income for the third quarter of 2014 decreased 2.36% to $8.3 million compared to $8.5 million for the same period of 2013. Diluted net income per common share decreased 3.13% to $0.62 from $0.64 for the comparable period of 2013.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 2:54 pm

BMO encourage les Canadiens à faire des dons au Fonds pour les familles des militaires

- La semaine dernière, BMO a donné 20 000 $ au Fonds pour les familles des militaires, en l'honneur du caporal Nathan Cirillo et de l'adjudant Patrice Vincent. - Les succursales de BMO Banque de Montréal acceptent les dons partout au Canada.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 2:10 pm

The Weakened Gainful Employment Rule is a Step Forward, but Fails to Fully Protect Students

The Department of Education Regulation, Released Today, Falls Short of Providing Needed Consumer Protections for Students Attending For-Profit Colleges

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:55 pm

Guaranteed Rate Releases Third-Quarter 2014 Mortgage Trend Summary

Data Shows Purchase Volume and ARMs Continue Increase, Refinances Rebounding in Some Markets

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:17 pm

Freddie Mac Announces Q-Deal, New Multifamily Securities Offering

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced a new type of Multifamily mortgage- backed security, Q Certificates, which are Structured Pass-Through Certificates (SPC) backed by multifamily loans not underwritten by Freddie Mac at the time of origination but that meet the company's current underwriting standards.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:05 pm