... at about 11:30 EST? Some news that we don't yet know about?
Might could be this court decision: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/08-1403.pdf
In PROMETHEUS LAB v. MAYO COLLABORATIVE, a higher federal court reversed a lower court decision. In summary, the higher court said that diagnostic tests CAN be patented.
Not sure, but decent volume on the uptick, so I'll keep looking for news.
Folks are talking about option expiration has anything to do with it? Offer from AMGEN or Big pharma would be a nice surprise gift for christmas.