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November 7, 2014 – Business News – Financial News – Stock News –NYSE — Market News 2014

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New Jobs Report Shows Value of Solar Energy to U.S. Economy

Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

Growing at an annual rate of more than 20 percent far outpacing the growth of the overall U.S. economy a new report released today shows that the U.S. solar industry added more than 31,000 jobs in 2014, bringing total employment in the sector to 173,807 workers. The results were released by The Solar Foundation (TSF), a widely-respected, non-profit organization.

Solar energy is becoming an increasingly important part of America's future, and this new report offers additional proof of that, said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). Not only is solar helping to power more and more homes, businesses, schools and government buildings, but its also helping to power the U.S. economy in a very significant way and, frankly, were just scratching the surface of our enormous potential.

The U.S. solar industrys remarkable growth since 2006 is due, in large part, to smart and effective public policies, such as the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). By any measurement, these policies are paying huge dividends for both the economy and environment, Resch continued. Today, the U.S. has an estimated 20.2 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity, enough to effectively power nearly 4 million homes in the United States or every single home in a state the size of Massachusetts or New Jersey with another 20 GW in the pipeline for 2015 and 2016. This is going to help to create even more new jobs. Whats more, solar helped to offset an estimated 20 million metric tons of harmful CO2 emissions in 2014the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off U.S. highways or saving 2.1 billion gallons of gasoline. We applaud The Solar Foundation for its hard work in putting together this comprehensive report, which helps to highlight the growing importance of solar energy to America and our future.

To help celebrate this news, millions of people from across the United States and around the world are expected to take part in SEIAs 2nd annual National Shout Out For Solar Day set for Friday, January 16, and taking place on Facebook, Twitter and other social media venues. The event is being promoted on social media by leading companies and environmental groups across the nation.


Rock West Composites Expands Its Custom Production Capabilities

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2015

Rock West Composites (RWC) recently invested significant capital in its facilities and personnel to expand its custom production services in 2015. RWC is already well known for its online composites store that offers an extensive array of pre-manufactured tubes, plates, panels, rods, angles, raw materials, and accessories. The companys manufacturing facilities are located in West Jordan, Utah with headquarters in San Diego, CA.

Looking towards the future, RWC finished expanding into its 66,000-square-foot facility, of which it occupies 48,000 square feet. The business utilizes all but a portion, currently sublet, that leaves RWC poised for additional expansion as larger production jobs come to the business. It is a building which Rock West owns and that provides financial stability to the enterprise. Recent capital expenditures include equipment for composite processing, machining, and testing. Manufacturing space is laid out efficiently to provide production growth space.

Also, the business has invested in additional personnel, including Stuart Gleason, Engineering Manager. A degreed mechanical engineer with extensive experience in a variety of composites manufacturing processes, Mr. Gleason brings knowledge to the business that will help customers achieve their objectives in the most cost effective manner. With an emphasis on customer service, manufacturing viability, and operational efficiency, his skillset will be an asset to RWCs growth efforts in the custom product market.

While custom work has always been a large component of our business, we know there is a growing need among our clients for unique products with specific mechanical properties, said Dave Erickson, General Manager of RWC. Our goal is to be ready to meet the need for customization with efficient operations already in place and the infrastructure to support our customers with the best service possible.

For more information on Rock West Composites, visit http://www.RockWestComposites.com.

About Rock West Composites

Rock West Composites provides stock composite products for purchase online, as well as custom development and production to its customers. Standard offerings include a wide variety of carbon fiber tubing, plates, and complementary accessories. Custom products that service a variety of markets and applications can be manufactured to customer specifications using filament winding, roll wrap, resin infusion, bladder molding, and modified closed mold processes. Rock West Composites manufacturing is located in West Jordan, Utah. http://www.RockWestComposites.com

About the Rock West Enterprise

Rock West is an employee-owned business comprised of individual but integrated companies that service diverse markets including aerospace, defense, medical, automotive racing, energy, and sporting goods. The companies utilize advanced materials for high-technology applications, and the Rock West team brings engineering expertise, in-depth composites knowledge, manufacturing, and assembly capability to its customers. Rock West is headquartered in San Diego, California and has facilities in Santa Barbara and El Cajon, California and West Jordan, Utah. http://www.1rockwest.com


Uterine Morcellation News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Filing of New Lawsuit Alleging Storz Power Morcellator Is Unsafe

New York, New York (PRWEB) January 12, 2015

Power morcellator lawsuits (http://www.morcellatorlawsuit2015.com) continue to be filed in U.S. courts on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of gynecological cancers due to uterine morcellation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. Most recently, morcellator manufacturer Karl Storz was named a defendant in a complaint filed on December 23, 2014, in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, which alleges the companys Storz Rotocut GI Morcellator is unsafe for its intended use. (Case No. 2:14-cv-04839-RMG)

According to the morcellator lawsuit, the plaintiff underwent a supra-cervical hysterectomy in December 2011 to remove a uterine fibroid. Following the surgery, it was determined that the fibroid was actually a rare and aggressive form of uterine cancer. The complaint alleges that the Storz morcellator potentially disseminated the cancer cells into the plaintiffs peritoneal cavity as it shred her uterine tissue. This potential dissemination worsened her long-term prognosis for the course of this cancer, the lawsuit alleges.

Our Firm is investigating a number of claims on behalf of women who are also alleged to have experienced the spread of dangerous gynecological cancers due to power morcellators. Considering the amount of attention this issue has garnered over the past year, we are not surprised to see these types of filings. We will continue to monitor this growing litigation with great interest, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is providing free legal consultations to women who were diagnosed with advanced uterine cancers following uterine morcellation.

Uterine Morcellation and Cancer

Power morcellators like the one at the center of this lawsuit are used to cut up uterine tissue during hysterectomies and fibroid removal procedures in order to allow its removal through a small abdominal incision. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has been reviewing the association between uterine morcellation and cancer since April, when it first discouraged the use of power morcellators in hysterectomies and fibroid removal procedures due to their potential to disseminate undetected malignancies beyond the uterus.* On November 24th, the agency issued a second alert that warned against the use of the devices in most women, and asked power morcellator manufacturers to add a new black box warning the strongest possible safety notice regarding this life-threatening complication to their labels.

The FDAs most recent communication noted that the prevalence of unsuspected uterine sarcoma in patients undergoing hysterectomy or fibroid removal surgery is 1 in 352, while the prevalence of unsuspected uterine leiomyosarcoma is 1 in 498. Both of these estimates are higher than the clinical community previously understood. Among other things, the agency pointed out that it is difficult to screen for these malignancies prior to surgery, and that the dissemination of cancer cells during uterine morcellation can upstage the disease and greatly reduce a womans chances for long-term survival.

Court documents indicate that the lawsuit filed last month against Karl Storz is just one of numerous brought in U.S. courts since the FDA began investigating the cancer risks associated with power morcellators. For example, a complaint filed on December 3, 2014, in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, alleged that the use of one of Ethicon Inc.s Gynecare morcellators during a hysterectomy resulted in a womans death due to the rapid upstaging of uterine cancer. (Case 4:14-cv-01074-JTM) In October 2014, a similar complaint was filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California on behalf of a woman who allegedly experienced the spread of uterine cancer due to a Gyrus Power Morcellator. (Case No. No. 2:14-2375)

Alleged victims of uterine sarcoma or other cancers allegedly spread via power morcellation may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a morcellator lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website. To obtain a free legal review, please call 800-511-5092.

*fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm393576.htm, FDA, April 17, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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Devon Energy COO Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for 2015 DUG Midcontinent Conference in Oklahoma City

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 06, 2015

Dave Hager, COO of Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy, has joined the slate of speakers for Hart Energys DUG Midcontinent conference. Hager, who will become Devons president and CEO effective August 2015, will deliver the events opening keynote address. The conference and exhibition, scheduled February 24-26 in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center, will bring together top executives and decision makers from the region's most-active exploration and production companies.

DUG Midcontinent offers two days of world-class conference sessions and networking opportunities for industry executives, geologists and engineers looking to hear about effective strategies, trends and technologies that will increase operational efficiency. Another notable speaker, Wade Hutchings, a regional vice president for Marathon Oil, will offer insight on decision-making in todays challenging commodity price environment.

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CA Mortgage Rates Recover Some Lost Ground Ahead of NFP

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

Blue Home Loans, Inc. is a California full-service mortgage company, headed by father and son Robert and Brandon Blue, which has been helping California borrowers to find the best mortgage rates and home loans for their unique situations for many years. The team at Blue Home Loans is dedicated to serving its clients with honesty, integrity, and competence. One of the many services that the company offers its clients is keeping track of mortgage rate movement on their behalf so that their clients will have the best information available when making home loan decisions. Today, CA mortgage rates recovered some lost ground, improving slightly over the previous days losses just ahead of tomorrows NFP report.

The California mortgage company looks at the recent state of affairs reported by real estate news website, Mortgage News Daily, and offers some insight for California borrowers. The MND article, posted this December 4th, says, Mortgage rates recovered some recently lost territory today following a press conference with European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. While domestic mortgage rates are several degrees of removed from European monetary policy, there's an undeniable connection. Many market participants expected more concrete action from the ECB, and expectations for that action have recently pressured US Treasury yields higher. When markets didn't get as much as they expected from Draghi, stock prices and bond yields sank.

This same article goes on to explain, The mortgage-backed-securities (MBS) that govern loan pricing tend to follow those broader bond market movements, but with just a bit less intensity. Today was no exception, and it allowed lenders to improve the costs associated with prevailing rates very slightly. Rates themselves were unchanged, with 4.0% still being the most prevalent rate for top tier borrowers seeking conforming 30yr fixed loans. 3.875% remains not far behind in terms of prevalence.

Blue Home Loans explains that this small recovery for rates is good news, but with the Jobs Report on the way, it is much too early to celebrate. If the data comes back stronger than expected, there is a good chance rates could continue to worsen for California borrowers. That being said, if tomorrows report shows weaker data, or simply fails to go too far beyond expectations, rates could continue to improve. This has been seen several times this year, with European market concerns taking precedent, even over stronger jobs data, when it comes to domestic mortgage rate movement motivation.

In any case, those who have been on the fence about starting a new home loan should consider that rates are still near the lowest levels of the year despite some volatility over the past few days. Tomorrows report could mean a more solid move away from these lows, or it might be the start of a new rate rally, depending on how the data looks. In either case, those who want to take advantage of best California mortgage rates will want to start their mortgage application as soon as possible so that they can be ready to lock in their rates at a moments notice when the time is right.

The team of mortgage professionals at Blue Home Loans, Inc. can help those who have been waiting to start a home loan to find the loan programs that make the most sense for their particular financial situations and home ownership goals, as well as the lowest wholesale mortgage rates and closing costs available so that they can save the maximum amount on their homes. The Blue Home Loans website states, We make finding a loan simple because we have virtually every loan program available, regardless of the type of mortgage you are looking for. Whether you are dealing with bad credit, foreclosure, bankruptcy, or low credit scores, we can help you. It only takes us five minutes to find the right program that fits your needs."

For more information on how Blue Home Loans can help California home loan borrowers get approved for their home purchase loan or refinance quickly, please visit BlueHomeLoans.com or call 1-888-929-BLUE (2583) to speak with an experienced mortgage professional.

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Halfpricesoft.com Provides Tips For Choosing the Best Business Check Software

New York. NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2014

Halfpricesoft.com developers have compiled a list of 5 things to look for when selecting a business check writer software for small companies. ezCheckprinting is a top seller for convenience, cost and ease of use. ezCheckPrinting software developers invite potential customers to compare this innovative software to others on the market to see how compatible it is with company requirements.

"Compare ezCheckprinting with other business check writers for peace of mind before purchasing," said Halfpricesoft.com founder Dr. Ge.

Business owners can also change the look of the checks monthly with this innovative application. The new edition also makes it even easier to work with ezPaycheck, Quicken, Quickbooks, Peachtree or other software. Potential customers can try the software at http://www.halfpricesoft.com/check_printing_software_download.asp.

Thousands of customers prefer ezCheckPrinting MICR & laser check printing software because this check writer software is simple and easy to use, handles all their check printing needs - including customized layouts.

Five Easy Steps to Choose the Right Business Check Writer for Small Business Owners-

Step 1: Save the Company Time and Money

When choosing software, be sure to choose one that is easy to learn and use. An easy to follow interface with low cost is a customer's best bet in a business check writer.

Step 2: Choose Check Writers That Are Flexible

By choosing a business check writer that allows users to personalize checks in house, time and money will be saved. Some software applications are more flexible and allow for blank check stock as well as pre printed checks to be used.

Step 3: Look for Check Software That Lets Businesses Import Data from an External Source

Try to find software that can import check data from a CSV file to allow printing multiple checks in just a few clicks. This ensures flexibility and will save a lot of time.

Some software applications can work with Quickbooks or Quicken. This is one way to reduce cost in printing on blank check stock.

Step 4: Look for an Easy-to-use Interface

One of the most common reasons for choosing a business check writer is to save on overhead for the company. Software should be easy to use without having to hire an accountant to run it. The key is the graphical interfacethe window or screen that displays options and accepts the data entered. Also, most companies should offer a quick start guide to show step by step instructions on setup, problem solving and general information.

Step 5: Take Potential Software for a Trial Run

The best way to determine if a software will work for a company is to try it before purchasing . Reliable software developers who create quality products actually allow customers to try the software with no cost or obligation before making a purchase.

To make ezCheckPrinting software available for any size business, Halfpricesoft gives buyers a new way to get free products by partnering with TrialPay, the leader in alternative online payments. Buyers can now get full version check printing software and Laser Blank Computer Check Paper for free when they try or buy an offer from one of TrialPay's 2,000 blue-chip advertisers.

This free offer is available through recurring promotions at halfpricesoft.com.


About halfpricesoft.com


Halfpricesoft.com is a leading provider of small business software, including payroll software, employee attendance tracking software, check printing software, W2/1009 software, and barcode generating software. Today software from halfpricesoft.com is trusted by thousands of users and helps small business owners simplify their payroll processing and business management.


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