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Direct Edge Exceeds 10% Matched Market Share
JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Direct Edge achieved matched market share of 10.10% yesterday, surpassing the 10% threshold for the first time. Direct Edge also set a new all-time single-day record for handled market share, with 17.23% of all U.S. equity trading volume. Direct Edge handled 2.117 billion shares and matched 1.241 billion shares on its trading platforms yesterday.
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SIGA to Respond to Barda's Request for Proposal Seeking 1.7 Million Courses of Smallpox Antiviral
NEW YORK, March 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight biowarfare pathogens, today announced its intent to respond to the government's Request for Proposal (RFP) with respect to the procurement of 1.7 million courses of medical countermeasures that can specifically provide treatment courses for symptomatic individuals exposed to smallpox. The RFP indicates that up to 12 million courses may be procured. SIGA believes its smallpox antiviral drug candidate ST-246(r) is strongly and uniquely positioned to meet the RFP's specifications.