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I'll now turn the call back over to Ron.Ron Mittelstaedt Okay, thank you, Worthing. We are extremely pleased with our performance in the third quarter. Revenue was $404 million, up 16.8% over the prior year period. Internal growth in the quarter was a positive 5.2%, broken down as follows; positive 2.6% from core price, positive 0.9% from surcharges, negative 0.2% from volumes, and positive 1.9% from recycling, intermodal and other services. Net pricing or core price plus surcharges was 3.5% or slightly above our expectations for the quarter due to higher surcharges. We expect net pricing to remain above 3%, again in Q4. For the full year, this would result in net price of almost 3.5%, with core price at around 2.7%. We expect core pricing growth in 2012 to be at least equal to what we’ve achieved this year. Volume growth in Q3 was negative 0.2%, a notable improvement over our negative 1% outlook for the quarter, due primarily to better than expected special waste volumes and roll-off activities. Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com