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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
Staples Canada today announced that it has named Mary Sagat, President effective September 7. During her 19 years with the company, Mary has served as Senior Vice President of Finance and, most recently, as Senior Vice President of Sales& Operations. Mary will be reporting directly to Steve Matyas, President of North American Retail. "Mary has always been a passionate people leader with an impressive track record of delivering results," said Steve Matyas,..."/>
Staples Canada Names Mary Sagat President
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Ascent Capital Group, Inc., today announced a new regional partnership with AAA Club Alliance, a not for profit member service organization advocating for the safety and mobility of motorists that is part of the AAA federation of motor clubs with 56 million members throughout the United States and Canada. The relationship names Monitronics as the AAA-branded provider for professionally installed residential..."/>
Monitronics Announces Discounted Benefits For AAA Members
Nordstrom is expanding its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, thereby doubling the number of locations since its launch one year ago. Introduced in fall 2015 by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects at Nordstrom, SPACE features collections from emerging and advanced designers such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des Garçons Collection, Koché, Undercover, Ellery, Colovos, Phelan,..."/>
Nordstrom To Bring SPACE To New Markets
Nordstrom is expanding its in-store boutique SPACE to four additional stores in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, thereby doubling the number of locations since its launch one year ago. Introduced in fall 2015 by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects at Nordstrom, SPACE features collections from emerging and advanced designers such as Simone Rocha, Vetements, Comme des Garçons Collection, Koché, Undercover, Ellery, Colovos, Phelan, Molly..."/>
Nordstrom To Bring SPACE To New Markets
Aramark, today announced the lineup for the Taste of Yosemite culinary showcase. The celebrated Taste of Yosemite event will be held over a series of eight sessions from January 8– February 2, 2017 at The Majestic Yosemite Hotel located in the heart of Yosemite National Park. In its first year as Yosemite National Park's authorized concessioner, Aramark's Yosemite Hospitality is..."/>
Yosemite Hospitality Announces 'Taste of Yosemite' Culinary Series Lineup
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc.,, the second largest Mexican-American QSR chain by units in the United States, operating restaurants under the name Del Taco, today announced that its Board of Directors has increased the repurchase program for the Company’ s common stock and warrants to $50 million. The increased authorization is effective immediately and will expire upon completion of the repurchase program unless terminated earlier by the Board of Directors."/>
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. Increases Repurchase Program for Common Stock and Warrants to $50 Million from $25 Million
PulteGroup Inc., DR Horton Inc., Toll Brothers Inc., and KB Home."/>
Residential Construction Stocks on Investors' Radar -- PulteGroup, DR Horton, Toll Brothers and KB Home
Tile Shop Holdings, Inc., a specialty retailer of manufactured and natural stone tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories, announced that the Company’ s CFO Kirk Geadelmann will be presenting at 5th Annual 2016 InvestMNt conference sponsored by CFA Society Minnesota today.. Accompanying today’ s remarks at the conference is an updated investor presentation that can also be viewed at investors.tileshop.com under“..."/>
The Tile Shop to present at 5th Annual InvestMNt Conference
Neah Power Systems, Inc. an emerging leader in high density rechargeable lithium metal battery storage solutions for defense, commercial, and consumer applications, is pleased to announce that it won a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. http://energy.gov/technologytransitions/articles/energy-department-awards-43-new-business-laboratory-collaborations."/>
Neah Power Systems Wins U. S. Department of Energy Grant for Lithium Metal Battery

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