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On Nov. 19, Carfix owner Mike Allen hosted the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina’s (IGONC) monthly Tireside Chat, “Politics, Guns, Religion and Other Things You Should Never Talk About in Your Shop.”

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Tax cuts, COVID-19 liability protections, adopting an “e-fairness” bill, tax credits to incentivize investment in manufacturing and encourage contributions to the state’s unemployment fund, and a sales tax holiday for restaurants are among next year's legislative priorities for a coalition of Florida employers.

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The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a collision repair center in Charlotte, NC.

The case of Allstate vs. Auto Glass America (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, produced more than 30 separate legal filings in the month of November---an average of more than one per business day.

Acknowledging electric vehicle (EV) owners’ fear of being stranded with a drained battery far from a charging station, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on Dec. 1 provided a jumpstart to Florida’s sustainable transportation future.

Carvana sold its first car in Atlanta in 2013. Since then, the company has opened car vending machines across the U.S.