NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics has entered into an accelerated share repurchase deal with Morgan Stanley to buyback about $350 million of Quest's common stock as part of its share repurchase program. The deal is expected to complete in the fourth quarter. The company last month announced the board approved an increase to its share repurchase authorization of $1.0 billion.

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