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Advance Auto Buys 19 Boston-Area Stores

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Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts Inc. acquired the auto parts division of Lappen Auto Supply Co., a 19-store auto parts chain in the Boston market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Advance plans to convert the newly purchased locations to its “2010” format over the coming months. Lappen will keep its garage equipment business, which services Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

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Walgreen Chicago-area Pharmacists Return to Work

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Deerfield, Ill., Chicago-area Walgreen Co. staff pharmacists voted last night to return to work following a work stoppage that began on July 6. Walgreen was given the news by the National Pharmacists Association, which acts as a bargaining agent for staff pharmacists at Chicago-area Walgreens locations.

The pharmacists originally walked off the job to protest what they saw as low staffing levels and increased workloads.

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Borders Picks Three Board Members

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Ann Arbor, Mich., Borders Group Inc. has elected three new members to its board of directors, effective Aug. 1: Donald G. Campbell, senior executive VP and chief administrative and business development officer of The TJX Cos.; Brian T. Light, executive VP of business delivery for Staples Inc.; and Michael Weiss, the retired president and CEO of Limited Brands subsidiary Express.

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