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07/29/15Quest Diagnostics Collaborates with Perinatal Quality Foundation on National Initiative to Advance Clinically Appropriate Noninvasive Prenatal Screening
Educational campaign and patient registry to provide new insights and clarification on use of advanced screening tests to assess fetal health while promoting outcomes research on tests' predictive accuracy WASHINGTON, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Perinatal Quality Foundation (PQF) today announced a nationwide campaign to improve understanding of the advantages, limitations and clinically appropriate interpretation of results of noninvasive prenatal screening and other diagnostic tests ... 
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07/23/15Quest Diagnostics Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results
- Revenues of $1.93 billion, up 1.2% from 2014 - Adjusted diluted EPS excluding amortization of $1.25, up 5.0% from 2014 - Reported diluted EPS of $0.81 was negatively impacted by debt refinancing and other charges - Revenue outlook updated to reflect recently completed joint venture with Quintiles - Full year 2015 outlook for adjusted diluted EPS excluding amortization of $4.70 to $4.85, unchanged MADISON, N.J., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE... 
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07/07/15Quest Diagnostics To Release Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results On July 23
MADISON, N.J., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it will report second quarter 2015 results on Thursday, July 23, 2015, before the market opens. It will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on that day. The conference call can also be accessed in listen-only mode by dialing 415-228-4961, passcode 3214469. The company ... 
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07/02/15Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics Launch Q2 Solutions
Closes previously announced clinical trials laboratory services joint venture transaction RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. & MADISON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics today announced the launch of Q2 Solutions, their new combined clinical trials laboratory services organization. Q2 Solutions brings together the clinical trials laboratory operations of the two parent organizations to provide biopharmaceutical customers with the diverse capabilitie... 
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06/30/15Quest Diagnostics to Acquire MemorialCare Health System's Laboratory Outreach Service Business
Transaction to Extend Laboratory Partnership Serving Patients and Physicians in Southern California while Bolstering Quest's Growth Strategy in the Region MADISON, N.J. and LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and MemorialCare Health System, a nationally recognized nonprofit health system in Los Angeles and Orange counties, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Q... 
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06/16/15Physicians Rank Quest Diagnostics Care360 Top EHR for Small Group Practices in 2015 Black Book Survey
MADISON, N.J., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that its Care360 cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) has ranked number one among physician practices and groups with two to five practicing physicians. The ranking is based on a poll of 5,700 small and solo medical practices surveyed by Black Book™ in 2015. Physicians across all specialties in these small-sized practices ranked C... 
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06/09/15Quest Diagnostics to Comment on 2015 Revenue Outlook in Light of Joint Venture Progress at Goldman Sachs 36th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
MADISON, N.J., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that, in light of recent progress in finalizing its clinical trials joint venture, Mark Guinan, the company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will provide commentary on its revenue outlook when he presents at the Goldman Sachs 2015 Global Healthcare Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on June 10. On March 31, 2015, Quest... 
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06/09/15Illicit Drug Positivity Rate Increases Sharply in Workplace Testing, Finds Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ Analysis
Upsurge in marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine drive second consecutive year of increases in the positivity rate for drug tests, suggesting a potential reversal in a decades' long decline in workforce drug use MADISON, N.J., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The percentage of American workers testing positive for illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine has increased for the second consecutive year in the general U.S. workforce, according to insights from more than 10 mill... 
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06/05/15Quest Diagnostics to Speak at the Goldman Sachs 36th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
MADISON, N.J., June 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the Goldman Sachs 2015 Global Healthcare Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Mark Guinan, the company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five point strategy.  The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Ti... 
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05/28/15Quest Diagnostics to Speak at the Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference
MADISON, N.J., May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference in New York.  Steve Rusckowski, the company's President and CEO, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five point strategy.  The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast liv... 
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05/15/15Quest Diagnostics Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
MADISON, N.J., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.38 per share, payable on July 22, 2015 to shareholders of record of Quest Diagnostics common stock on July 8, 2015. About Quest Diagnostics Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes.  Derived from the world's largest database of clin... 
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05/12/15Quest Diagnostics to Enhance Quality of Noninvasive Prenatal Screening with QNatal Advanced™
New prenatal screening service provides actionable information for women with high-risk pregnancies MADISON, N.J., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services and a leader in women's health and genomic testing, today launched QNatal Advanced, a noninvasive prenatal screening service for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in high-risk pregnancies. QNatal Advanced analyzes ... 
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05/04/15Quest Diagnostics Announces LeukoVantage™, Advancing Precision Medicine for Hematologic Malignancies
Genomic service detects 30 gene mutations to aid in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and treatment selection for several myeloid neoplasms MADISON, N.J., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced LeukoVantage™, an evidence-based genomic test service that aids in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and selection of treatment for myeloid neoplasms, a group of hematologic malignancies that in... 
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04/23/15Quest Diagnostics Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
-- Revenues of $1.84 billion, up 5.3% from 2014 -- Adjusted diluted EPS excluding amortization of $1.05, up 13% from 2014 -- Reported diluted EPS of $0.42 was negatively impacted by recent debt refinancing charges -- Guidance unchanged for full year revenue and adjusted diluted EPS excluding amortization MADISON, N.J., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that for ... 
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04/21/15Quest Diagnostics and Inserm Launch Multinational BRCA Gene Datashare Initiative, with LabCorp as First Participant, to Improve the Detection of Inherited Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancers
BRCA Share™ is a novel public-private initiative designed to enhance the clarity and quality of patient testing MADISON, N.J. and PARIS and BURLINGTON, N.C., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research institution, today launched BRCA Share™, a novel datashare initiative they co-founded to provide scientists and laboratory organizations ... 
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04/15/15FDA Clears the Simplexa™ Group A Strep Direct Test from Focus Diagnostics, a Quest Diagnostics Business
CYPRESS, Calif. and MADISON, N.J., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus Diagnostics, the clinical-laboratory products business of Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), today announced the FDA 510(k) clearance and CLIA moderate-complexity categorization for its Simplexa Group A Strep Direct Kit.  Simplexa Group A Strep Direct is a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for the detection of Group A Streptococcus bacteria directly from throat swabs.  The most prevalent form of Group A Streptococcus... 
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04/14/15HPV-Only Screening Misses More Cervical Cancers in Women 30 and Older Than Pap-Only or Pap-HPV Co-testing, Finds National Study
As many as 19% of women received false negatives for cervical cancer when HPV-only tested, finds Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ study published in Cancer Cytopathology of 256,648 women, one of the largest of different screening tests for cervical cancer MADISON, N.J., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HPV-only screening is less likely to accurately detect cervical pre-cancer and cancer than testing that includes a Pap test in women 30-65 years of age, according to a new study published onlin... 
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04/13/15Quest Diagnostics To Release First Quarter 2015 Financial Results On April 23
MADISON, N.J., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it will report first quarter 2015 results on Thursday, April 23, 2015, before the market opens. It will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on that day. The conference call can also be accessed in listen-only mode by dialing 415-228-4961, passcode 3214469. The compan... 
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04/09/15Quest Diagnostics to Launch Interactive Insights and IntelliTest Interactive Reports and Health Data Analytics Tools at HIMSS 2015
Company's HIT solutions turn health information into actionable insights to help ACOs, health systems, hospitals and physicians improve health care quality, outcomes and efficiencies MADISON, N.J., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, will unveil a suite of new technology solutions during the HIMSS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition, the industry's largest health IT educational program and exhibiti... 
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04/02/15Quest Diagnostics Recognizes Five Strategic Partners with Supplier Excellence Awards
MADISON, N.J., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today awarded Supplier Excellence Awards to five companies at its 2015 Supplier Forum. Supplier Excellence awards recognize world class products, systems, or services that provide consistent and reliable performance; companies that develop and implement novel solutions to move the business forward; individuals who step up to the challenge and excel in ... 
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03/31/15Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics to Form Joint Venture to Provide Global Clinical Trials Laboratory Services
Combines the complementary strengths and scale of leading biopharmaceutical services and diagnostic information services providers New entity creates superior value proposition through the depth and scale of its capabilities, services and expertise Business to help biopharmaceutical customers bring new drug therapies to market and support precision medicine Joint venture would have generated approximately $575 million in revenues in 2014 Quintiles will own 60% and Quest D... 
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03/23/15Diabetes Diagnoses Surge in States that Expanded Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act
Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ study in Diabetes Care suggests health care reform has increased access to preventive health services, but only in states that expanded Medicaid MADISON, N.J., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- People in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are far more likely to be newly identified with diabetes than in states that elected not to expand the public health care program, finds a new study by researchers at Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX... 
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03/19/15Quest Diagnostics Announces Early Tender Date Results of Cash Tender Offers for Up to $250 Million Combined Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain of its Outstanding Notes
MADISON, N.J., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today the early tender results of its previously announced cash tender offers (each, an "Offer" and, collectively, the "Offers") to purchase up to $250 million combined aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its 6.950% Senior Notes due 2037 (the "2037 Notes") and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2040 (the "2040 Notes" and... 
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03/18/15Quest Diagnostics Announces Pricing of Cash Tender Offers for Up to $250 Million Combined Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain of its Outstanding Notes
MADISON, N.J., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today the determination of the pricing for its previously announced cash tender offers (each, an "Offer" and, collectively, the "Offers") to purchase up to $250 million combined aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its 6.950% Senior Notes due 2037 (the "2037 Notes") and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2040 (the "2040 N... 
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03/10/15Quest Diagnostics to Enhance Diagnosis of Pediatric Neurological Disorders with Exclusive Whole Exome Sequencing from Personalis
Proprietary Neurome™ service provides insight into the genetic causes of neurological disorders so parents and health care providers can develop personalized care strategies MADISON, N.J., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced the availability of Neurome™, a whole exome sequencing service designed to aid the diagnosis of rare neurological disorders in pediatric populations. Personalis, I... 
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03/05/15Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Announces Proposed Senior Notes Offering
MADISON, N.J., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that it intends to offer $1,200,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of three series of senior notes in a public offering made under a shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, subject to market and other conditions. The issuance of the notes will be subject to customary closing condi... 
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03/05/15Quest Diagnostics Commences Cash Tender Offer for Up to $250 Million Combined Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain of its Outstanding Notes
MADISON, N.J., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that it has commenced cash tender offers (each, an "Offer" and, collectively, the "Offers") to purchase up to $250 million combined aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its 6.950% Senior Notes due 2037 and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2040 (collectively, the "Notes"). The terms and conditions of the Offers are ... 
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03/05/15Quest Diagnostics Announces Amendments to the Prices Offered in its Previously Announced Cash Tender Offer for Up to $250 Million Combined Aggregate Principal Amount of Certain of its Outstanding Notes
MADISON, N.J., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today that it is amending the terms of its cash tender offers (each, an "Offer" and, collectively, the "Offers") to purchase up to $250 million combined aggregate principal amount (the "Maximum Tender Amount") of its 6.950% Senior Notes due 2037 (the "2037 Notes") and 5.750% Senior Notes due 2040 (the "2040 Notes" and, together with t... 
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03/04/15Quest Diagnostics To Speak At The Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
MADISON, N.J., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference in Miami.  Mark Guinan, the company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five point strategy. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be webcast l... 
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02/20/15Quest Diagnostics Earns Fortune Magazine 2015 "World's Most Admired Companies" Designation
MADISON, N.J., Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it has been named a "Most Admired Company" by Fortune Magazine in the "Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services" category. "We are proud that Quest Diagnostics is included on FORTUNE's 2015 World's Most Admired Companies list in our category," said Steve Rusckowski, President and CEO. "The honor is a true team accomplishment, and ... 
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02/09/15Quest Diagnostics and Myriad Genetics End BRCA Patent Litigation
Agreement ensures continuing broad patient access to Quest's BRCAvantage™ services for evaluating genetic risk of developing breast, ovarian and other cancers MADISON, N.J., Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it and Myriad Genetics Inc. have reached an agreement that ends their BRCA gene-patent litigation.  Under the agreement, Quest Diagnostics and Myriad Genetics and its co-... 
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01/29/15Quest Diagnostics Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results; Provides Guidance For Full Year 2015; Increases Dividend 15%
MADISON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fourth quarter revenues from continuing operations of $1.9 billion, up 7.2% versus prior year Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.08, up 4.9% versus prior year Reported diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.26, up 30% versus prior year Dividend increased 15% to $0.38 per quarter Full year 2015 revenues to grow 2% to 3% Full year 2015 adjusted diluted EPS excluding amortization expense expected to be between $4.... 
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01/28/15Quest Diagnostics and CDC Expand Public Health Collaboration to Improve Hepatitis Diagnosis and Treatment
Multi-year fee-based contract for Quest's test data and analytics expertise aims to reveal insights from national testing trends to promote guideline-based care and better outcomes for 4.4 million Americans with viral hepatitis MADISON, N.J. and ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced that it will collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify tre... 
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01/13/15Quest Diagnostics To Release Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Financial Results On January 29
MADISON, N.J., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it will report fourth quarter and full year 2014 results on Thursday, January 29, 2015, before the market opens. It will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on that day. The conference call can also be accessed in listen-only mode by dialing 415-228-4961, passcode 321... 
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01/08/15Quest Diagnostics Names New Health Plan Leader
MADISON, N.J., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced the appointment of veteran health plan executive Michael Cole as vice president of health plans for Quest Diagnostics.  "We are very focused on strengthening our relationships with health plan customers," said Steve Rusckowski, president and chief executive officer, Quest Diagnostics.  "Mike has the experience and leadership to build an... 
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01/06/15Quest Diagnostics To Speak At The 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
MADISON, N.J., Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.  Steve Rusckowski, the company's President and CEO, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five point strategy. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be... 
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01/05/15Quest Diagnostics to Speak at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted Conference
MADISON, N.J., Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced that it is scheduled to speak at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted Conference in Boston.  Steve Rusckowski, the company's President and CEO, will discuss the company's vision, goals and five point strategy. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The presentation will be we... 
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