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Wynn Resorts, Limited today announced the appointment of Jay L. Johnson to its Board of Directors, effective August 22, 2016. Admiral Johnson has been appointed as a Class II member of the Board. With the addition of Admiral Johnson, the Board increased its size from nine to ten members."/>
Wynn Resorts Appoints Jay L. Johnson to the Board of Directors
Charter Communications, Inc., today announced it was ranked #3 on the Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD for Mid-Year 2016. The Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD is the industry's foremost benchmark for measuring Ethernet Service Provider market presence. Charter joins the LEADERBOARD for the first time at third position based on aggregated ports..."/>
Charter Communications Ranks High at #3 on Vertical Systems Group's U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD
Mercury Marine continues to power the pontoon market
CST Brands Inc. announced Tuesday that its board of directors has approved an offer from Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. for its 2,000 gas and convenience stores, clustered primarily in the Southwest with some locations in Florida, Georgia, New York and eastern Canada. In 2011, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. bought 19 gas and convenience stores owned by..."/>
Parent company of Circle K stores buying Texas rival [Portland Press Herald, Maine]
hhgregg announced a multi-year partnership today for the Indianapolis-based company to serve as the lead, co-primary sponsor for Marco Andretti and the No. 27 Honda-powered entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series, and as a team-wide sponsor across all Andretti Autosport IndyCar entries beginning in 2017.."/>
Hhgregg Announces Multi-Year Extension with Andretti Autosport
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. announced today that it will release its second quarter of fiscal 2017 earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Management will host a conference call to discuss results at 8:30 a.m. ET that same day, followed by a question and answer session for the investment community. A live webcast of the call can be accessed at ir.g-iii.com in the“ Events& Presentations” section."/>
G-III Apparel Group Announces Date for Second Quarter 2017 Results
Nordstrom is expanding its in-store boutique Space, the year-old brainchild of fashion commerce star Olivia Kim, to four additional locations in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto. The boutique, which features emerging designers including Acme Studios, Simone Rocha and Vetements, is part of Nordstrom's effort to entice fashion-forward buyers. At a time when department store sales are sinking, Nordstrom is trying to sharpen its edge as a purveyor of exciting new..."/>
Nordstrom expanding in-store boutique Space to more locations [The Seattle Times]
Pollard Banknote Limited is excited to announce the launch of its latest innovative instant scratch product, Jumbo Pop' n' Play™! Pop open a Jumbo Pop' n' Play™ ticket to reveal a jumbo spread of games, loaded with chances to win. The front panels can incorporate designs of doors or other fun themes that invite players to pop open a ticket and play."/>
Pollard Banknote's Latest Instant Ticket Product Opens a Big Door of Possibilities For Lotteries
Carnival Cruise Line and its parent company, Carnival Corporation, are giving a total of $250,000 to charitable organizations to support their efforts on behalf of victims of the Louisiana floods. The cruise line is donating $125,000 and its parent company is matching that amount through its Carnival Foundation charitable arm. Recipients include the American Red Cross, Louisiana Association of United Ways and Save the Children."/>
Carnival Cruise Line And Carnival Corporation To Give $250,000 To Aid Organizations For Louisiana Flood Relief
Harley-Davidson unveils the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension for its Model Year 2017 Touring motorcycle lineup."/>
Harley-Davidson Launches All-New Milwaukee-Eight Engine
Nordstrom, Inc. announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Ottawa Train Yards in Ottawa, Ontario. The approximately 35,000- square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2018. The property was developed by, and it is owned and managed by The Ottawa Train Yards Inc.. The store will be located just east of downtown in the former rail yard turned shopping centre."/>
Nordstrom Rack To Open At The Train Yards In Ottawa, Ontario
Comcast customers watched 70 million hours of content on Xfinity On Demand. TV was the most-watched category, representing 28 million of the total hours viewed. The top 20 TV episodes on Xfinity On Demand that premiered during this week were:."/>
Xfinity On Demand Top 20 TV for the Week of August 8 – August 14
Ziggy's hardware to close in Billings [Billings Gazette, Mont.]
Emmis Communications Corp. private is putting him in an awkward position: downplaying the company's most exciting product. Shareholders of the Indianapolis-based media company say Smulyan is attempting to buy them out at a lowball price just before Emmis makes a splash with a product that could compete with music apps such as Spotify and Pandora. Emmis' app, NextRadio, accesses chips in smartphones to let users listen to FM radio for free."/>
After Jeff Smulyan's go-private offer, Emmis investors suddenly see big value [The Indianapolis Star]
Vuzix ® Corporation, a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, enterprise, and entertainment markets, announced today that it will be attending the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference 2016 at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Conference center from August 24 th– 26 th. At the event Vuzix will be demonstrating some of its newest wearable display technology including the iWear Video Headphones and M300..."/>
Vuzix attends CEDEC 2016 and showcases "Pokémon GO" on M100 Smart Glasses, "Fighter Base" on iWear Video Headphones and its Latest Smart Glasses Technology
La-Z-Boy is excited to introduce iClean, its new and innovative stain-repelling fabric. iClean is a high-performance fabric that incorporates safe, sophisticated chemistry to protect and surround each fiber, repelling spills before they turn into stains. Everyday spills are now protected with iClean, including coffee, wine, salsa, dirt, chocolate and more. So how does it work?"/>
La-Z-Boy Announces New iClean Stain-Repelling Fabric
Best Buy Co.' s profit jumped a better-than expected 21 percent in the second quarter, boosted by strong online sales. TVs, appliances, computing, and health and wearables helped offset weakness in smartphones and video games. The company's shares soared more than 15 percent in early trading, reflecting the surprise of investors."/>
Best Buy reports better-than-expected second quarter results [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Starz announced today that the company has retained the Glover Park Group to provide Government Relations and Strategic Communications services, with a specific focus on supporting the company’ s engagement with the Washington, DC public policy community. As the multichannel video industry continues to consolidate, lawmakers and regulators are increasingly..."/>
Starz Hires Government Relations and Communications Firm the Glover Park Group

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