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Feb 24, 2014

United States International Trade Commission | Press Release February 24, 2014: The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty order on persulfates from China.

February 24, 2014
News Release 14-020
Inv. No. 731-TA-749 (Third Review)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


USITC MAKES DETERMINATION IN FIVE-YEAR (SUNSET) REVIEW CONCERNING PERSULFATES FROM CHINA

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty order on persulfates from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the existing order on imports of this product from China will remain in place.
All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.
Today's action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See the attached page for background on this five-year (sunset) review.
The Commission's public report Persulfates from China (Inv. No. 731-TA-749 (Third Review), USITC Publication 4456, March 2014) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the reviews.
Copies may be requested after March 31, 2014, by emailing pubrequest@usitc.gov, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by fax at 202-205-2104.

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 http://www.usitc.gov/press_room/news_release/2014/er0224mm1.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Acting Officials in Ukraine Seek Stability and Ousted Leader: Asian Morning Today's Headllines February 25, 2014.

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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing February 24, 2014.

Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:47 pm ET 02/24/2014
NYSE
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
Trex (TREX) 1,412,261 $82.58 14.18 20.73
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore ADS (NPD) 1,103,723 2.70 0.40 17.39
Standard Register (SR) 81,051 9.59 1.20 14.30
Standard Motor Products (SMP) 293,473 36.51 4.35 13.53
Pulse Electronics (PULS) 637,182 4.45 0.50 12.66
Humana (HUM) 6,544,707 113.69 10.87 10.57
Springleaf Holdings (LEAF) 1,233,391 28.36 2.22 8.49
Scorpio Tankers (STNG) 3,539,760 10.17 0.75 7.96
Frank's International (FI) 1,733,942 22.50 1.65 7.91
Men's Wearhouse (MW) 3,306,503 48.51 3.40 7.54
Textura (TXTR) 627,033 26.74 1.75 7.00
Vaalco Energy (EGY) 539,868 7.42 0.48 6.92
BBX Capital Cl A (BBX) 34,088 17.62 1.12 6.79
Nimble Storage (NMBL) 241,955 56.23 3.49 6.62
First BanCorp (Puerto Rico) (FBP) 1,137,061 4.90 0.30 6.52
Halcon Resources (HK) 7,218,906 4.00 0.24 6.38
Frontline (FRO) 1,743,759 4.17 0.25 6.38
NQ Mobile ADS (NQ) 4,231,794 19.65 1.15 6.22
Penn Virginia (PVA) 5,673,251 15.01 0.86 6.08
Banco Macro ADS (BMA) 139,916 23.53 1.33 5.99
Infoblox (BLOX) 3,168,398 22.63 1.27 5.95
ReneSola ADS (SOL) 2,010,076 3.75 0.21 5.93
Daqo New Energy ADS (DQ) 72,314 44.20 2.43 5.82
W&T Offshore (WTI) 989,140 15.81 0.84 5.61
Governor&the Bank of Ireland ADS (IRE) 1,211,946 21.38 1.10 5.42
 
Nasdaq
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania Cl A (RBPAA) 264,278 $2.99 0.89 42.38
Triquint Semiconductor (TQNT) 48,734,782 11.64 2.41 26.11
Celladon (CLDN) 3,194,743 9.50 1.93 25.50
RF Micro Devices (RFMD) 76,100,226 7.03 1.22 21.00
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) 22,067,448 14.14 2.03 16.76
Kandi Technologies Group (KNDI) 8,712,380 15.56 2.20 16.47
Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) 6,284,097 2.82 0.39 16.05
Trevena (TRVN) 372,453 8.23 0.83 11.22
Value Line (VALU) 8,624 15.06 1.46 10.74
IntriCon (IIN) 13,707 4.93 0.44 9.80
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) 5,386,192 60.04 4.99 9.06
Synta Pharmaceuticals (SNTA) 4,310,392 7.01 0.57 8.85
Bassett Furniture Industries (BSET) 173,476 14.45 1.13 8.48
NewLink Genetics (NLNK) 831,906 50.33 3.83 8.24
CSP (CSPI) 62,990 8.35 0.60 7.74
Eleven Biotherapeutics (EBIO) 217,225 15.45 1.11 7.74
Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) 2,867,291 30.05 2.13 7.61
Nova Lifestyle (NVFY) 264,792 7.81 0.55 7.58
Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE) 765,031 4.12 0.29 7.57
EchoStar (SATS) 725,700 50.00 3.51 7.55
BlackBerry (BBRY) 55,326,380 9.83 0.69 7.55
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (DRNA) 222,924 42.36 2.86 7.24
Lifetime Brands (LCUT) 43,461 16.44 1.10 7.17
Regulus Therapeutics (RGLS) 334,977 11.46 0.76 7.10
Datalink (DTLK) 175,443 14.63 0.96 7.02
 
NYSE Arca
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN (BOS) 10,160 $18.49 2.99 19.29
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ) 51,059,575 3.22 0.41 14.59
PowerShares DB Agriculture Double Long ETN (DAG) 149,447 8.77 0.82 10.31
PowerShares DB Commodity Long ETN (DPU) 2,800 12.50 1.07 9.41
db X-trackers 2030 Target Date Fund (TDN) 2,962 28.44 1.44 5.33
Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares (JNUG) 522,823 37.96 1.89 5.24
Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3x Shares (GASL) 95,199 37.79 1.81 5.03
ProShares UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural Gas (KOLD) 403,389 40.89 1.89 4.85
Teucrium Sugar Fund (CANE) 8,887 15.20 0.64 4.40
Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares (ERX) 661,294 86.41 3.63 4.39
ProShares UltraPro Financials (FINU) 4,393 61.33 2.29 3.88
Direxion Daily FTSE China Bear 3X Shares (YANG) 50,961 25.29 0.90 3.69
Guggenheim Solar ETF (TAN) 663,818 44.83 1.54 3.56
iPath DJ-UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (SGG) 59,251 58.59 1.96 3.46
iPath Dow Jones -UBS Coffee Subindex Total return Coll ETN (CAFE) 81,549 22.62 0.71 3.22
ProShares Ultra Oil&Gas (DIG) 177,244 67.85 2.11 3.21
iPath DJ-UBS Softs Subindex Total Return ETN (JJS) 4,994 52.24 1.62 3.20
iShares Dow Jones-UBS Roll Select Commodity Index Trust (CMDT) 2,400 53.25 1.62 3.14
PowerShares DB Commodity Short ETN (DDP) 5,356 21.00 0.63 3.09
Market Vectors-Solar Energy ETF (KWT) 9,443 88.28 2.57 3.00
iPath DJ-UBS Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN (JO) 806,186 34.41 0.98 2.93
Direxion Daily FTSE Europe Bull 3x Shares (EURL) 13,244 41.74 1.16 2.86
Market Vectors Egypt Index (EGPT) 10,677 66.63 1.83 2.82
ProShares UltraPro Russell2000 (URTY) 196,981 90.19 2.44 2.78
Market Vectors Indonesia Small-Cap ETF (IDXJ) 5,661 13.92 0.37 2.73
 
Composite
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania Cl A (RBPAA) 264,278 $2.99 0.89 42.38
RXI Pharmaceuticals (RXII) 885,483 6.17 1.37 28.54
Triquint Semiconductor (TQNT) 48,734,782 11.64 2.41 26.11
Celladon (CLDN) 3,194,743 9.50 1.93 25.50
RF Micro Devices (RFMD) 76,100,226 7.03 1.22 21.00
Trex (TREX) 1,412,261 82.58 14.18 20.73
PowerShares DB Base Metals Short ETN (BOS) 10,160 18.49 2.99 19.29
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore ADS (NPD) 1,103,723 2.70 0.40 17.39
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) 22,067,448 14.14 2.03 16.76
Kandi Technologies Group (KNDI) 8,712,380 15.56 2.20 16.47
Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) 6,284,097 2.82 0.39 16.05
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) 32,060,108 3.72 0.50 15.53
Sevcon (SEV) 110,300 13.88 1.79 14.81
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ) 51,059,575 3.22 0.41 14.59
Standard Register (SR) 81,051 9.59 1.20 14.30
Standard Motor Products (SMP) 293,473 36.51 4.35 13.53
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (TKMR) 714,400 21.63 2.48 12.95
Pulse Electronics (PULS) 637,182 4.45 0.50 12.66
Prana Biotechnology ADS (PRAN) 3,937,543 9.03 1.00 12.45
Amedica (AMDA) 394,196 8.81 0.96 12.23
Trevena (TRVN) 372,453 8.23 0.83 11.22
Value Line (VALU) 8,624 15.06 1.46 10.74
Humana (HUM) 6,544,307 113.69 10.87 10.57
Earthstone Energy (ESTE) 57,604 21.19 2.02 10.54
PowerShares DB Agriculture Double Long ETN (DAG) 149,447 8.77 0.82 10.31
 
 
Footnotes
Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS with prior day close of $2 a share or higher, with volume of at least 2,000.
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group