The markets advanced during the midday with the Dow soaring 100 points to 12,180 as home sales fell less than expected. Nasdaq surged 47 points to 2677.
On the upside
MarbridgeConsulting.com reported yesterday that Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) partnered with Avira to jointly develop anti-virus technology.
BPZ Energy (NYSE: BPZ) will hold its annual shareholders meeting on June 24, 2011 at the Westlake Club in Houston, Texas.
On the downside
Nanosphere (Nasdaq: NSPH) will submit additional data to the Food and Drug Administration after the regulatory agency rejected the company's Verigene Clopidogrel Metabolism Nucleic Acid Test premarket approval application.
Gevo (Nasdaq: GEVO) updated the airline industry yesterday at the Paris Air Show on its progress in developing biojet fuel.