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Interthinx White Paper 'A Proven Approach to Stress Testing' on Retail Loan Portfolios Offers Best Practices for Lenders

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- The Predictive Analytics Group at Interthinx, a Verisk Analytics (NASDAQ:VRSK) subsidiary, announced today the availability of a white paper outlining its recommendations for conducting stress testing on retail lending portfolios: 'A Proven Approach to Stress Testing Consumer Loan Portfolios.'

Interthinx White Paper on Retail Loan Portfolio Stress Testing Offers Best Practices

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Predictive Analytics group at Interthinx announced today the availability of a white paper outlining its recommendations for conducting stress testing on retail lending portfolios. The white paper, 'A Proven Approach to Stress Testing Consumer Loan Portfolios,' details the measurements, data sets, and procedures needed to develop more sophisticated economic models to assist lenders in meeting stress-testing requirements.

Northwest Pipe employees complete San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board process improvement program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Employees of Northwest Pipe, a leading manufacturer of welded steel pipe, have completed the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (SBCWIB) process improvement program. Completion of this program has done more than increase employee productivity and safety, it has created new jobs.

New DAX 4.0 Interface and Dynamic Features Unveiled in First 2013 Training Session for Film and TV Industry Pros

CULVER CITY, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- A total of 104 film and TV production personnel from key Hollywood unions and guilds, as well as current show staffers and freelancers, received official certification as qualified users of DAX, the industry's leading digital production workflow and media management application, during a free training session conducted Feb. 9, at Pickwick Gardens in Burbank.

Patent Pending Moulding and Trim Quick Release System Solves Age-Old Dilemma

FLAT ROCK, Mich. /New York Netwire/ -- Inventors Tom and Martin Bottorff announced this week that they have filed a patent with the USPTO for a product called the TMB Moulding/Trim Quick Release System (patent application number: 13459229; patent publication number: US20120272610A1).

PR Grant Deadline for Cause Marketing Extended by Neotrope – Ten U.S. Charities to Receive $50K in Grants for 2013

TORRANCE, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Neotrope CEO Christopher L. Simmons today announced a two week extension to today's deadline for worthy causes to apply for the company's annual Non-Profit PR Grants for 2013; the new deadline will be Feb. 28 at close of business. This year, 10 U.S. based charitable non-profits will receive in-kind grants totaling $50,000.

On 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari,' Financial Consultant and Author Ed Carlson Discusses How to Time Stock Market Cycles

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- On Feb. 20, 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari' will host Ed Carlson, author of 'George Lindsay's An Aid to Timing' (ISBN: 978-0615720371). There are many methodologies for deciding when to buy and sell in the stock market, and the right advice can be invaluable.

Financial Consultant Ed Carlson Discusses How to Time Stock Market Cycles on ‘Market Wrap with Moe Ansari’

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- There are many methodologies for deciding when to buy and sell in the stock market, and the right advice can be invaluable. From 1951 to 1985, George Lindsay was renowned for his accuracy in predicting market cycles in order to time the buying and selling of market shares. On Feb. 20, 'Market Wrap with Moe Ansari' will host Ed Carlson, author of 'George Lindsay's An Aid to Timing' (ISBN: 978-0615720371).

California's Fastest Growing Brokerage Continues to Attract Top Talent: EPIC adds Principal George Descalso

SAN MATEO, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added George Descalso as a property and casualty insurance producer and principal in its San Mateo office. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Descalso's insurance career spans 30 years.

Boston-based financial services marketing firm Truebridge Inc Acquires American Brokerage Consultants

BOSTON, Mass. /New York Netwire/ -- Truebridge, Inc., a Boston-based financial services marketing firm for banks and credit unions, has acquired American Brokerage Consultants of St. Petersburg, Fla. The announcement was made today by Stewart Rose, CEO of Truebridge.

Truebridge Acquires Bank-Brokerage Consulting Firm

BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Truebridge, Inc., a Boston-based financial services marketing firm for banks and credit unions, has acquired American Brokerage Consultants of St. Petersburg, Florida. The announcement was made today by Stewart Rose, CEO of Truebridge.

Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, 'The Lord's Lover' breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Written and directed by international chanteuse, Juliet Annerino, 'The Lord's Lover' breaks conventional boundaries of modern stage with cabaret, performance art, live music, dramatic theater, exotic dance, and cutting edge video imagery. The intricacies of human sexuality and controversial themes of desire and 'free will' are explored and celebrated.

'Soul Music Week' is February 15-24, 2013 – Music Fans to Support America's Great Musical Form

DETROIT, Mich. /New York Netwire/ -- Online magazine SoulTracks and soul music fans around the world are taking action to support soul music, one of the most revered forms of music in the world. From Motown to Memphis, from James Brown to Jill Scott, 'soul music' is the sound of our lifetime.

The Compliance Group Inc offers CFPB Compliance Management System Services

SAN MARCOS, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), now offers services supporting mortgage lenders' adaptation to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) Compliance Management System requirements.

CFPB Compliance Management System Services Offered by The Compliance Group

SAN MARCOS, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leading mortgage compliance services provider The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), now offers services supporting mortgage lenders' adaptation to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) Compliance Management System (CMS) requirements.

Global DMS Makes Preparations to Handle Increasing Demand for its Valuation Management Software Solutions

LANSDALE, Pa., Feb. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Global DMS, the leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that due to an uptick in the mortgage industry's need for its suite of SaaS-based technology solutions, the company has experienced significant organizational growth. As a result, various measures have been taken to strategically manage ongoing growth and effectively support clients.

Leading Long-Term Care Insurance Agency Broadens Scope, Offering Group Plans for Worksites and Expanded Options for Consumers

KIRKLAND, Wash. /New York Netwire/ -- Until recently, long-term care (LTC) financing has been offered to Americans primarily in the home; and the means of financing has been limited to LTC insurance, for the most part. That's no longer so with LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of America's largest and most experienced LTCi agencies.

The Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County dance audiences

IRVINE, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Maple Youth Ballet presents the enchanting adaptation of 'Snow White' to Orange County dance audiences. Conceived by award-winning choreographer and Artistic Director Charles Maple, this unique production is sure to transport families to a 'fairytale world of magic, drama and romance.'

SafeToSleep Announces Their Innovative Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor is Now Available for Purchase to Consumers and Retailers

DETROIT, Mich. /New York Netwire/ -- SafeToSleep, the maker of the breakthrough Sleep and Breathing Baby Monitor capable of monitoring the breathing of a sleeping baby, announced today that consumers can now order the product at the company's website. The long-awaited SafeToSleep system uses advanced fiber optic technology to monitor baby breathing with hospital accuracy and stream the information to an iPhone.

Bluewater Grill and Alegria Fresh to host March 7 five-course celebration featuring sustainable seafood and greens

TUSTIN, Calif. /New York Netwire/ -- Two Orange County leaders in sustainability, Alegria Farm and Bluewater Grill, are teaming up to host a natural, healing foods celebration consisting entirely of ingredients grown or harvested locally with the least environmental impact possible.

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