On January 31st, the SEC instituted proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the NASDAQ Stock Market's proposal to adopt additional listing standards for companies that have indicated that their business plan is to purchase and stockpile raw materials or other commodities. The SEC believes that the proposal raises issues regarding the dissemination of up-to-date pricing information that is reliable, not subject to manipulation and equally available to market participants. Comments should be submitted on or before March 21, 2011. SEC Release No. 34-63804.