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Oct 21, 2014, 11:07 ET
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MARTINI® and Whitney Port Add Sparkle to Everyday Celebrations

MARTINI®, the iconic Italian winemaker, is excited to partner with celebrity fashion designer Whitney Port on inspirations, ideas and...

Oct 20, 2014, 09:00 ET
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R/GA Unveils Second Class of Startups Selected to Join Accelerator Program

R/GA, the company for the connected age, has announced the 10 startups chosen for the second R/GA Accelerator, powered by Techstars. The 10...

Oct 15, 2014, 07:00 ET

Best In Show: "The Pet Shop" Tops 2014 Holiday Toy Trends Identified By Toys"R"Us®

After a near calendar-year of tracking toy introductions across the globe, the veteran team of experts at Toys"R"Us®...

Oct 15, 2014, 05:00 ET

Toys"R"Us® Launches #PlayItForward Initiative To Help Children In Need During Its Annual Toys for Tots Fundraising Campaign

 To help bring holiday joy to some of the 14.7 million U.S. children living in poverty, Toys"R"Us® today announced the launch of its...

Oct 13, 2014, 10:39 ET

Statewide home sales remain unchanged in third quarter

The commonwealth's housing market remained stable in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania Association of...

Oct 09, 2014, 11:14 ET

Charleston Fashion Week® Announces Bigger-Than-Ever Prize Package For Winner of Emerging Designer Competition

 Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week® (CFW), one of the leading fashion weeks in the U.S., announces their prize package for the...

Oct 07, 2014, 17:36 ET

No On Measure R: RN Candidate for Marin Healthcare District Board Threatened by Marin General Hospital Attorney

Jennifer Hershon, R.N., a candidate for the Marin Healthcare District Board in the upcoming November 4, 2014 election, has received "a threatening...

Oct 03, 2014, 11:04 ET
Chef Michael Symon Turns Up the Heat in New Instructional Cooking Videos from Best-Selling 5-in-5 Cookbook.  Symon, an award-winning chef, restaurateur and television personality, shares favorite recipes in simple "how-to" videos that show how to cook like a pro at home with a BlueStar Range (PRNewsFoto/BlueStar(R))

Chef Michael Symon Turns Up the Heat in New Instructional Cooking Videos from Best-Selling 5-in-5 Cookbook

 Inspiring home cooks to create affordable and delicious food is what Chef Michael Symon loves to do. This Iron Chef and ebullient co-host of...

Oct 02, 2014, 18:49 ET

No On Measure R: Lawsuit alleges Marin General Hospital Officials with Federal Violations

 In a lawsuit filed in Marin Superior Court by a former top executive, Marin General Hospital officials are accused of violating Federal laws...

Oct 02, 2014, 10:34 ET
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies Expands to China With Opening of Beijing HQ (PRNewsFoto/Kids 'R' Kids International, Inc)

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies® Poised for International Expansion with Opening of Corporate Office in Beijing

 Representative of an esteemed 30-year history in early education with 157 preschool facilities in 14 states all across the nation, Kids 'R'...

Oct 02, 2014, 07:00 ET

McCormick Foundation Grants Reinforce Importance Of News Literacy And Journalism Education

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation announced more than $5.8 million in grants to support journalism, veterans, civics and early care and...

Oct 02, 2014, 06:00 ET

Toys"R"Us® Becomes The Training Zone For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Excitement

 Toys"R"Us® has announced that it will offer a wide range of toys and accessories, including exclusive action figures and playsets,...

Oct 01, 2014, 08:00 ET

New Real Estate Agents Join John R. Wood Properties

John R. Wood Properties is proud to announce the addition of the following new agents to its team. John R. Wood Properties welcomes... ...Mari Jo...

Sep 30, 2014, 06:00 ET

Toys"R"Us® Continues To Serve As The Destination For Portal Masters Worldwide With The Launch Of Skylanders Trap Team™

 Toys"R"Us® stores worldwide and are set to "capture" gamers' imaginations across the globe with the highly anticipated launch...

Sep 23, 2014, 12:34 ET
R. Riveter's line bags and accessories, all handmade by military spouses across the U.S. and at military bases around the world, use up-cycled military materials such as tents and blankets. (PRNewsFoto/R. Riveter)

R. Riveter launches Kickstarter campaign with goal of empowering military spouses

R. Riveter today announced the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, aimed at raising $35,000 in 35 days to support the employment and empowerment of...

Sep 23, 2014, 05:00 ET

Toys"R"Us® To Hire 45,000 Employees Nationwide For 2014 Holiday Shopping Season

 Toys"R"Us® today announced plans to hire 45,000 seasonal employees at its stores and distribution centers nationwide, more than doubling...

Sep 18, 2014, 06:00 ET

Private Effort to Address Veterans' Mental Health Needs Could Aid VA Health Care Reform, Study Finds

A unique partnership to support private efforts to provide mental health services to veterans and their families could provide a model for similar...

Sep 17, 2014, 16:00 ET

Nine Illinois High Schools Recognized As Democracy Schools

 The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) has recognized nine exceptional Illinois high schools as Democracy Schools, for providing students...

Sep 17, 2014, 05:00 ET

Toys"R"Us® and Claire's, Inc. Enter Into Strategic Global Partnership

 Toys"R"Us ®, the world's leading dedicated toy retailer, and Claire's, one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:01 ET
Toys"R"Us(R) Unveils The 2014 #TRUHotToyList (PRNewsFoto/Toys"R"Us, Inc.)

Toys"R"Us® Unveils The 2014 #TRUHotToyList

With the holiday shopping season approaching, Toys"R"Us® today revealed its highly anticipated 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List. The annual...