On April 15th, the SEC approved the New York Stock Exchange's proposal to make permanent changes to its continued listing standards that are currently in effect on a pilot basis. Under the change, companies that listed under certain initial listing standards are considered to be below compliance standards if average global market capitalization over a consecutive 30 trading-day period is less than $50 million and, at the same time, total stockholders' equity is less than $50 million. SEC Release No. 34-61912.