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Carl Icahn's investment company is now poised to acquire Pep Boys for $1 billion after placing a higher bid than tire maker Bridgestone.

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The boards of Bridgestone and Pep Boys have agreed on a deal that would see one of the world's biggest tire manufacturers buy out the automotive parts retailer for $835 million, pending regulatory approval.

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Pep Boys, the auto parts and service chain where your 17-year-old self got those hideous clear taillights for your first car, is set for a massive rebranding effort that will see it focus even more heavily on personal service.

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If there's anything the recent abundance of zombie programming has taught us, it's that nobody is safe – not even a seemingly indispensable character on The Walking Dead. Oh, and one more thing: zombies are most likely to attack when it seems least likely that they will attack.

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In a landmark case, the Pep Boys auto parts chain has agreed to pay a record-breaking $5 million in fines. The penalties were imposed on Pep Boys for selling several Chinese-made items that violate America's Clean Air Act.

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10 Home Depot stores in Florida are on an auto parts test run for America's largest home-improvement retailer. The stores each have about 500 square feet chock-full of auto parts at discount prices, undercutting competitors by more than 20 percent in some cases. The company hopes that male do-it-yourselfers,their prime demographic, won't be able to resist as they pass by aisles of motor oil, fuel additives and other supplies. All of which must be keeping executives

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