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Compliance, Litigation, Announcements & Presentations: Pre-Week Review

November 30, 2009 (FinancialWire) – Compliance, Litigation, Announcements & Presentations news last week included (NYSE: BA), (NASDAQ: HTBK), (NASDAQ: KCAP) and others:

First Niagara Seeks Regulatory Nod For Bank Holding Conversion: November 30, 2009 (FinancialWire) — First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG), the thrift holding company for First Niagara Bank, has applied to the Federal Reserve Board to become a bank holding company.
First Niagara, currently a thrift holding company regulated by the Office of Thrift Supervision, is only permitted to own and hold thrift institutions…. (continued at

TN-K Energy Group Announces Completion Of Drilling On David Irwin Well #1: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — TN-K Energy Group Inc. (OTC: TNKY) announced that the drilling is now complete on the David Irwin Well #1 in Clinton County, Kentucky. There was a show of oil in the Granville formation between 650 feet and 700 feet. A substantial amount of gas was hit in the Stones River… (continued at

Ev3 To Present At Healthcare Conference: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — ev3 Inc. (NASDAQ: EVVV) announced that Shawn McCormick, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at the Piper Jaffray 21st Annual Health Care Conference at 8: 30 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the New York Palace Hotel located at 455 Madison Avenue,… (continued at

Hana Biosciences To Present At Healthcare Conference: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Hana Biosciences (OTCBB: HNAB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on strengthening the foundation of cancer care, announced that Steven R. Deitcher, M.D., president and chief executive officer, will present an overview of the company at the 21st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 8: 00 a.m…. (continued at

TapImmune Announces Additional Funding: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — TapImmune Inc. (OTCBB: TPIV), a biotechnology company specializing in the development of immunotherapeutic vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases, within the last 60 days secured an additional $600,000 in equity funding, bringing the total for the last six months of 2009 to over $1,000,000.
The recent investors acquired $.80 units with… (continued at

iMergent Announces Change of Fiscal Year: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — The iMergent, Inc. (AMEX: IIG), a provider of eCommerce software, site development, web hosting and search engine optimization for businesses and entrepreneurs, board of directors authorized a change in the company’s fiscal year end to December 31 from June 30, effective for fiscal year 2010.
The company plans to report its… (continued at

EPlus To Participate In Capital Markets Conference: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS), a provider of technology solutions, will participate in the 2009 FBR Capital Markets Fall Investor Conference being held at the Grand Hyatt in New York on December 1-2, 2009. Management will present at 3: 05 p.m. on December 1st and be available for small group meetings.
A… (continued at

Zevotek Plans To Seek OTCBB Listing: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Zevotek, Inc., (OTC: ZVTK) (Frankfurt: T5V1.F), a worldwide direct marketer and distributor of innovative personal and home care items, plans to seek listing of its common shares on the OTCBB.
The company’s shares have traded as a Pink Sheets stock since December 2008 after previously trading on the OTCBB since the… (continued at

Cardtronics To Present At Credit Conference: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Cardtronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATM) chief financial officer, Chris Brewster, will be speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2009 Credit Conference, taking place at the Crown Plaza hotel in New York City. Brewster is scheduled to present on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 10: 30 a.m. eastern time.
To listen… (continued at

Nanosphere To Update Package Insert For Its Respiratory Virus Assay: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Nanosphere, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSPH), a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced molecular diagnostics systems, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to update its package insert for its Verigene(R) Respiratory Virus Nucleic Acid Test on Verigene SP System (RVNATSP) to include reactivity with Influenza A in cultured clinical… (continued at

Compuware Covisint Wins Fourth Consecutive Healthcare IT Innovation Award: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Compuware Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CPWR) Covisint subsidiary won a Healthcare IT Innovation Award in the “Solution With The Greatest Market Potential” category.
The award, Covisint’s fourth in four years, was won at this year’s Healthcare IT Summit in La Quinta, Calif. Covisint’s previous three awards at this conference were in the “Best… (continued at

Microsemi To Present At Investor Conference: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, will present at the FBR Capital Markets Investor Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York on December 1-2, 2009.
A live Webcast of this presentation will be available as well, for… (continued at

Taser International’s AXON And EVIDENCE.COM Assists In Shooting Investigation: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Taser International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a provider of technology solutions and the market leader in electronic control devices, announced that on November 23, 2009, the Prosecuting Attorney cleared a Fort Smith police officer in a deadly officer involved shooting.
The incident was captured during a pilot program of the AXON on-officer… (continued at

IIJ Expands High-speed Data Communications Terminals For IIJ Mobile: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (NASDAQ: IIJI) (TSE1: 3774), one of Japan’s leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, announced the December 1 release of two additional USB data communications terminals to the line up for the IIJ Mobile Service: 120FU, which boasts a 5.7 Mbps high-speed uplink, and D31HW,… (continued at

Registered Express Announces Intended Expansion For European Operations: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Registered Express Corp. (OTC: RGTX) announced commencement of infrastructure setup for European Operations. There is a strong appetite for digital document and file delivery in the European community, which is evidenced by the fact that there is a European population base of more than 800 million of which over 400… (continued at

Taser International Announces New Jersey Approval Of Law Enforcement Use Of Electronic Control Devices: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Taser International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), welcomed the announcement that the New Jersey Attorney General has approved the use of electronic control devices by law enforcement officers. Until now, New Jersey was the only state to prohibit the use of electronic control devices and stun devices by law enforcement.
The supplemental use… (continued at

8×8 to Present at 2nd Annual LD MICRO Conference On December 3: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of innovative communications solutions to small businesses, announced that chairman and CEO Bryan Martin and president and CFO Dan Weirich will present at the 2nd annual LD MICRO Conference on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11: 30 a.m. PT. The conference is being held at… (continued at×8-to-present-at-2nd-annual-ld-micro-conference-on-december-3/).

Avro Energy Completes Workover Operations On Third South Arkansas Well: November 27, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Avro Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: AVOE) announced that the recompletion work on the Johnson Beck no.1 well located in South Arkansas has been completed. The company is incrementally increasing its daily production on oil from its leases, and expects this quarter’s production results will show an increase over the previous quarter.
The… (continued at

deCODE Appeals NASDAQ Delisting Notice: November 25, 2009 (FinancialWire) — deCODE genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCGN) said it has received notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market that trading in the company’s common stock will be suspended as of November 30, 2009 and a form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove deCODE’s common stock from… (continued at

deCODE Appeals NASDAQ Delisting Notice: November 25, 2009 (FinancialWire) — deCODE genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCGN) said it has received notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market that trading in the company’s common stock will be suspended as of November 30, 2009 and a form 25-NSE will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which will remove deCODE’s common stock from… (continued at

Superior Bank To Add 60 Employees To Mortgage Unit: November 25, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Superior Bancorp (NASDAQ: SUPR) Superior Bank subsidiary said that it plans to double its mortgage banking operation by adding more than 60 people to its existing operation in Alabama.
The expanded operation will serve customers primarily through the bank’s branches throughout Alabama. The bank will also add additional support positions in… (continued at

Nymox Releases Positive New Clinical Trial Data On BPH Drug NX-1207: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Nymox Pharmaceutical Corp. (NASDAQ: NYMX) announced the release of positive new clinical trial data from responder analysis of the company’s pooled multi-center U.S. Phase 2 studies of NX-1207, indicating durable early responder benefits from Nymox’s innovative drug treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia .
The study concerned patients who reported a 6… (continued at

SenoRx To Present At Healthcare Conference: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — SenoRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SENO) announced that John T. Buhler, president and chief operating officer, will present at the Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference on Tuesday, December 2, 2009 at The New York Palace, in New York City. The company is scheduled to present at 11: 00 a.m. EST.
SenoRx will provide… (continued at

Cutera Presenting At Healthcare Conference: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Cutera, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUTR), a provider of laser and other light-based aesthetic systems for practitioners worldwide, announced that Kevin Connors, the company’s chief executive officer, will be presenting at the Piper Jaffray 21st Annual Health Care Conference on December 2, 2009 at 1: 30 p.m. ET., at the New York… (continued at

DARA BioSciences Presented Phase 2 Study Results For KRN5500: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — DARA BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARA), a biopharmaceutical development company, presented clinical data results for KRN5500, its lead compound for Neuropathic Pain, which achieved its primary endpoint of pain reduction and demonstrated superior performance vs. Placebo (p=0.03).
These study results were presented at the 12th International Conference on the Mechanisms and Treatment… (continued at

Generex Scientist Presents At National Influenza Congress: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Generex Biotechnology Corp. (NASDAQ: GNBT) announced that Dr. Douglas Powell, director of Immunobiology at Antigen Express, Inc., Generex’s wholly-owned immunotherapeutics subsidiary, made a presentation on the company’s H1N1 Swine Flu program at a national symposium on influenza.
The meeting, Influenza Congress USA 2009, was held in Washington, D.C last week. Representatives… (continued at

Vical Completes Final TransVax CMV Vaccine Phase 2 Patient Trial Follow-Up: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Vical Inc. (NASDAQ: VICL) has completed the last scheduled follow-up visit for the final patient enrolled in a Phase 2 trial of its TransVax cytomegalovirus  vaccine in hematopoietic stem cell transplant  recipients. The company expects to have data available in the first half of 2010.
“We reported promising results in July… (continued at

QLogic Accelerates Move To Virtual Data Centers: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Continuing to expand its industry lead in converged networking, QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) announced its complete lineup of 8100 Series single chip converged network adapters  is now certified with VMware vSphere 4, the industry’s leading platform for data center virtualization, for both Fibre Channel over Ethernet  and 10Gb Ethernet applications.
The combination… (continued at

LSI Industries Opens New iZone Technology Center At Annual Shareholder Meeting: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: LYTS) opened the doors to its new technology center at the Annual Shareholders Meeting, held at its Blue Ash, Ohio corporate headquarters this week.
Called the iZone, this multi-faceted facility is dedicated to innovative new technology for lighting and graphics products. The iZone is complete with a… (continued at

Hynix Standardizes On Magma’s FineSim Pro And FineSim SPICE For Full-Chip Verification Of Large Memory Designs: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (NASDAQ: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced that Hynix Semiconductor Inc., a provider of memory products, has adopted and deployed FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE as an integral part of its memory design and verification flow. Hynix standardized on Magma’s advanced circuit simulation technology… (continued at

Microsemi Receives DSCC Qualification For High Power Single Phase Rectifier Bridge Modules: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, announced that DSCC qualification has been granted on a family of three hermetically sealed high voltage single phase bridge rectifier modules used for ac to dc conversion in high reliability power supplies.
The… (continued at

Entropic Communications’ Henry Named Most Admired CEO By San Diego Business Journal: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTR), a provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, announced that Patrick Henry was named 2009 Most Admired CEO in the public small company category by the San Diego Business Journal during a VIP Reception held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
Since 2003,… (continued at

Taser International’s 100th Lawsuit Dismissal Won On Summary Judgment: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Taser International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a provider of technology solutions and the market leader in electronic control devices, announced that on November 20, 2009, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order and judgment for Taser International in the arrest-related-death lawsuit entitled Rosa v…. (continued at

Avro Energy Completes Workover Operations On Second Deep Smackover Well In South Arkansas: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Avro Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: AVOE) announces that, further to the company’s news release dated November 13, 2009, the recompletion work on the Collins No.1 deep Smackover well is now complete.
The Well is now producing into the tanks. This is the second deep well that the company has recompleted on its… (continued at

EGPI Firecreek Announces Acquisition Targets Financial Update: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — EGPI Firecreek, Inc. (OTCBB: EFIR) released the projected annual revenue and backlog for its existing subsidiary South Atlantic Traffic Company (SATCO) and its two target acquisitions currently under Letters of Intent (LOI). These numbers reflect the companies’ strength and market positions in the D.O.T. lighting, intelligent traffic system and construction… (continued at

Energy XXI To Increase Interests In Core Operated Gulf Of Mexico Oil Properties: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd. (NASDAQ: EXXI) (LSE: EXXI) has executed a conditional purchase/sale agreement to acquire certain Gulf of Mexico shelf oil and natural gas interests from MitEnergy Upstream LLC, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: MITSY) (Tokyo Stock Exchange Symbol: (TSX: 8031)), for a headline cash consideration… (continued at

Banque Accord Standardizes On Informatica To Optimize Agility And Maximize Business Efficiency: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Informatica Corp. (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, announced that Banque Accord in France has standardized on Informatica to accelerate decision-making throughout the business, optimize business agility, and increase efficiency. Informatica will be the cornerstone of a data integration strategy geared to delivering timely,… (continued at

Nordstrom Rack To Enter North Carolina Market: November 24, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Retailer Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) plans to open its first Nordstrom Rack in North Carolina. The new 33,000-square-foot store will be located at Renaissance Center in Durham. The store is scheduled to open in fall 2010.
Nordstrom Rack, a unit of the company’s off-price retail division, carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores… (continued at

MAKO Surgical To Present At Healthcare Conference: November 23, 2009 (FinancialWire) — MAKO Surgical Corp. (NASDAQ: MAKO) announced that Maurice R. Ferre, M.D., president and chief executive officer and Fritz L. LaPorte, senior vice president and chief financial officer of MAKO, will present at the 21st Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference at The New York Palace in New York on Tuesday,… (continued at

Alphatec Spine To Present At Healthcare Conference: November 23, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, announced it will present at the Piper Jaffray 21st… (continued at

Microsemi PowerDsine Midspans Added To Mitel DataNet Portfolio: November 23, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Microsemi Corp. (NASDAQ: MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, and Mitel Networks, a leader in VoIP communications, have agreed to add the full line of PowerDsine(R) midspan products from Microsemi as exclusive power over Ethernet  solutions for Mitel DataNet’s comprehensive product… (continued at

Nalco CTO Presents At Midwest Clean Tech 2009: November 23, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Nalco (NYSE: NLC), providing essential expertise for water, energy and air, announced that chief technology officer Manian Ramesh, Ph.D., will participate in a panel discussing water issues at the Midwest Clean Tech 2009 conference being held Nov. 23-24 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Dr. Ramesh will present “Water Sustainability… (continued at

Kohlberg Capital Receives NASDAQ Noncompliance Notification: November 23, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Kohlberg Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: KCAP) announced that the company received a letter on November 17, 2009 from the NASDAQ Stock Market notifying it that the company is no longer in compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c) (1), Obligation to File Periodic Financial Reports, because it did not timely file its… (continued at

Heritage Bank Ranks #3 in SBA 7(a) Lending: November 23, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Heritage Commerce Corp (NASDAQ: HTBK), parent company of Heritage Bank of Commerce, announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration  ranked Heritage Bank of Commerce the third largest producer of SBA 7(a) loans, in terms of dollars loaned, in the San Francisco District Office.
From October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009,… (continued at

Boeing Starts Construction On Second South Carolina 787 Assembly Line: November 23, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) has started construction for the second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program at its Boeing Charleston facility in South Carolina. The facility also will have the capability to support the testing and delivery of airplanes.
Boeing Charleston performs fabrication, assembly and systems installation for the… (continued at

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