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IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America's June sales total of 47,870 vehicles featured retail-only sales within one percent of the June 2019 mark despite a shortage of the award-winning Telluride SUV and other select models. In the month that saw Kia rank number one in the industry in J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study, the Sorento SUV led the way while the Sportage SUV delivered its best-ever retail performance in June.

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SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- MetVital, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing small molecule modulators of altered glutamate metabolism for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified MetVital that its lead drug candidate, "Anhydrous Enol-Oxaloacetate" (AEO) received Fast Track Designation for the treatment of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2020 Forrester AI-Based Text Analytics Platforms Wave Reports* for its unified AI-based platform, IDOL. For Micro Focus, the 2020 recognition demonstrates IDOL's versatility in addressing diverse use cases for extracting maximum data value in delivering holistic insights to accelerate better business decisions.

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SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Envision Solar International, Inc., (Nasdaq: EVSI, EVSIW) ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), a producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, today announced it has commenced an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

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CARLSBAD, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN) of Carlsbad, Calif., today announced the entrance of a joint venture partnership with Berube Physical Therapy, a Montana-based outpatient rehabilitative care group, which operates three rehabilitation centers in the state. This alliance brings PRN's clinic count in the pacific northwest to 29, national footprint to 130 and statewide reach to 11 states. It also represents the California-based organization's first-ever alliance in the state of Montana.

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand for oral healthcare continues to rebound from the initial impacts of COVID-19, Delta Dental of California and its affiliates announced this week additional financial assistance initiatives that include premium relief for customers and reimbursements for dental providers to help cover the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other expenses.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. and TORONTO, July 1, 2020 /CNW/ -- PFU America, Inc., a Fujitsu company, announced the establishment of PFU Canada Inc. to have a company dedicated to serving the Canadian market for document imaging. In order to better meet the needs of the Canadian marketplace, Fujitsu Canada, Inc.'s document imaging scanner business in Canada will be transferred to PCI on July 1, 2020.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. and TORONTO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PFU America, Inc., a Fujitsu company, announced the establishment of PFU Canada Inc. to have a company dedicated to serving the Canadian market for document imaging. In order to better meet the needs of the Canadian marketplace, Fujitsu Canada, Inc.'s document imaging scanner business in Canada will be transferred to PCI on July 1, 2020.

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SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LumenVox, a global leader in speech and authentication solutions, announced the naming of Dr. Clive Summerfield as Managing Director of Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia & New Zealand (EMEA-ANZ). The LumenVox executive team has spent years recruiting and assembling the most talented voice technology team in the world and is very proud to include the world-renowned Dr. Summerfield, who has pioneered the adoption of speech recognition and voice biometrics in both the public and private sectors.

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ORANGE, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- When is the last time an Orange County company employing local people went public? We are not sure, but we do know it is extremely rare.

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MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) announced today that the company's second quarter 2020 financial results will be released after market close on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

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DALLAS, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank's California Economic Activity Index declined in April to a level of 109.1. April's reading was 12 points, or 11 percent, above the index cyclical low of 97.8. The index averaged 124.4 points in 2019, 0.5 points above the average for all of 2018. March's reading was to 122.2.

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IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanommune Inc. and Velox Biosystems, Inc. have announced a partnership to bring to market rapid, high-throughput laboratory testing and consulting services for clinicians, laboratories, and researchers to accelerate their use and adoption of cutting-edge high plex microarray products worldwide.

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Capital announces today the closing of Fund 103, a $65 million low income housing tax credit fund that will facilitate the creation of nearly 650 units for seniors and families in states that are among those hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic: Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, and Florida.

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Chair Scott Haggerty today commended the U.S. House of Representative's infrastructure bill -- the $1.5 trillion "Moving Forward Act" (H.R. 2) -- which is on the House floor for consideration this week, with voting expected as early as today or Thursday.

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SAN FRANCISCO and MENLO PARK, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Latham & Watkins LLP(1 )is pleased to announce that Eric Schwartzman has rejoined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department and member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices. He will practice from the firm's Bay Area offices, advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, strategic corporate acquirers, and target companies on sophisticated transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, take-privates, carve-outs, restructurings, and joint ventures.

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IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairview Microwave Inc., an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of on-demand RF, microwave and millimeter wave components, has unveiled a new series of short-open-load-through (SOLT) calibration kits designed for use in lab, test and measurement, and RF and Microwave production test applications.

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SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Geek+, a global AMR leader, announces its commitment to provide smart logistics solutions for enabling efficient and flexible operations to Winit, an integrated supply chain solutions provider for cross-border e-commerce serving industry leaders like eBay, for its fulfillment center located Cincinnati, Ohio.

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LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Barnana®, a pioneer in the natural food space for its unique upcycled banana and plantain-based snacks, is launching its newest product nationwide, Plantain Tortilla Chips in Himalayan Pink Salt and Lime & Sea Salt flavors just in time for July 4(th) food spreads this coming weekend. The new chips are now available nationwide via the 'shop' page on Barnana.com and on Amazon. Barnana's tortilla chips are a category first as they're the first tortilla-style chip made from plantains instead of corn. This difference results in a more delicate flavor that's irresistible straight from the bag or perfect when paired with guacamole, salsas and dips.

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TAHOE VISTA, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 11th, DeCaro Auctions International will auction a luxury lakefront estate without reserve located at 6229 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, California on the North end of Lake Tahoe. This luxury estate includes the main house, guest house, studio apartment and a large two car garage. Within approximately 5,300 square feet are seven bedrooms and six and a half baths. The award-winning design offers panoramic views of Lake Tahoe from every room, capturing glorious sunrises and sunsets.

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Motor America today reported sales of 1,429 units in June 2020, a 24.3 percent decrease compared with the prior year. However, Genesis enjoyed a 5.9 percent increase vs. May 2020. For the first six months of 2020, Genesis Motor America sold 7,540 units, a 24.7 percent decrease for the calendar year thus far.

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniSci, the pioneer in accelerated analytics, working in close partnership with water infrastructure analytics consulting company BlueConduit, today announced the debut of Flint Service Line Map (www.flintpipemap.org), a public website that maps up-to-date information about residential water service line replacements in the city of Flint, Michigan. These water service lines are the pipes that deliver each home their water. If the pipes are made of lead, they can contaminate that home's water with lead. The problem: Flint, like most other cities, did not know exactly which pipes were lead. Presented in house-by-house detail, the map allows residents to easily find out about their known or likely water service line material, along with repair dates and other useful information.

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LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ITB Worldwide, the leading global talent and influencer marketing agency, announced today the debut of its new Los Angeles based showroom, relocated and designed with upgraded features to meet the needs of new industry protocols in entertainment and fashion. In addition, the agency is evolving its talent-driven strategies to continue to help clients drive maximum engagement with consumers.

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The PG&E Fire Victim Trust announced today that it has been funded effective today. The Trust received the Fire Victim Trust settlement proceeds from PG&E which includes 476,995,175 shares of PG&E Common Stock and the first installment of cash funding of $5.385 billion ($5.4 billion reduced by previous court-ordered advances of $15 million) in accordance with PG&E's Plan of Reorganization.

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today LOCKLY, a property technology company offering innovative residential and commercial smart lock solutions designed to secure what matters most, announced the availability of LOCKLY Vision at select The Home Depot stores across the U.S. and online at HomeDepot.com. LOCKLY Vision marks the next evolution in the company's award-winning smart lock line-up, setting a new standard for innovation with a built-in HD video doorbell that streams to any iOS or Android mobile device, while also recording locally (Micro-SD) to avoid unnecessary cloud subscription fees. Because LOCKLY Vision is completely battery operated, users can avoid the lengthy hard wiring process that is common with today's video doorbells, making installation of the new smart lock essentially "plug-and-play" in just a matter of minutes. LOCKLY Vision also offers industry-leading connectivity speed through audio and video communication between guests and home owners from anywhere in the world.

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SAN MATEO, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Freshworks Inc., the customer engagement software company, announced a new commissioned Total Economic Impact(TM) (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting which found Freshworks' customer support offering, Freshdesk Omnichannel, provides a three-year return on investment (ROI) of 462% for midmarket customers. The study shows that Freshdesk Omnichannel meets the needs of increasingly demanding companies, which require solutions that are both easy to roll out and provide an immediate return, with a payback in less than three months on average. Freshdesk Omnichannel midmarket customers achieve extensive value by reducing handling time per ticket, automating processes to deflect tickets to self-service, and improving agent workflow to provide superior customer service and experiences that create customers for life.

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ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CCRM Fertility, a global pioneer in fertility science, research and advancement, today announced the appointment of Lauren Sundheimer, M.D., M.S., FACOG, to its Orange County location (also known as Newport Fertility Center). Fertility specialist Dr. Sundheimer joins founding partner Mark Kan, M.D., in delivering industry leading care and outcomes to patients throughout Southern California. Dr. Sundheimer will start seeing patients July 16, 2020.

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LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded by Danh Tran, a former contestant on the Emmy-award winning reality TV series Shark Tank, Buttercloth launches its new Icy Cotton fabric for shirts, made using a patented process of infusing cotton with the natural cooling power of Organic Mint Fibers. Icy Cotton is 20x more breathable than polyester and features the cooling effect while providing 6-way stretch for comfort and natural odor protection. It's wrinkle-free and does not have the skin irritation you would typically see with polyester.

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluedot, which provides location technology for mobile apps to power high-value interactions between brands and their customers, today announced the company has secured $9.1 million in Series B funding led by Autotech Ventures. The current raise brings the total funding for Bluedot to $21.9 million and includes participation by existing investor Transurban and new investors Forefront Ventures, IAG Firemark Ventures, and Mighty Capital. Alexei Andreev, managing director at Autotech Ventures, has joined the Bluedot board of directors, and Jennifer Azapian, a partner at Mighty Capital, has joined as a board observer.

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IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has just launched a new line of bi-phase modulators that includes a comprehensive selection of nine different models covering broad octave frequency bands ranging from 0.5 to 40 GHz. Bi-phase modulators take a TTL level digital bits stream that is encoded onto the RF carrier using 2 Phase Shift Keying (2PSK) modulation, where the 2 phases are separated by 180 degrees. This performance is desirable in communications systems, microwave radio, radar, high-data-rate test & measurement, serial data transmission, base station infrastructure and other industrial and military applications.

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LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Currently, coronavirus infection rates are rising sharply in many parts of the United States, suggesting the COVID-19 crisis is accelerating rather than declining. Now, a new report, FemAging in the COVID-19 Era, released by WisePause (www.wisepause.com), reveals that nearly one-quarter (22%) of U.S. women ages 40-65 believe the coronavirus crisis will negatively affect their health for years -- if not decades to come.

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LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Go-Go's, the iconic all female L.A. punk band, will release their first new recording in nearly 20 years, "CLUB ZERO," on July 31st on UMe. The band can be seen working on an early version of the song in their new documentary THE GO-GO'S, directed by Alison Ellwood (Laurel Canyon, History of the Eagles) which premieres August 1st at 9 pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME. View the official trailer HERE and music, HERE.