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AutoZone NYSE: AZO is a Fortune 500 corporation based in Memphis, Tennessee which is engaged primarily in the business of the retail sale of automotive parts and accessories. It was originally a division of Memphis-based wholesale grocer Malone & Hyde, and went under the name Auto Shack, which was changed after the Radio Shack company objected. After the sale of the grocery operation to the Fleming Companies of Oklahoma City, the name of the company was changed to AutoZone to reflect the new focus. AutoZone holds the naming rights to the downtown Memphis baseball stadium that is the home of the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League. They also sponsor the Liberty Bowl which currently bears their name. New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world, although its trading volume was exceeded by that of NASDAQ (historic comparison graph {pdf}) during the 1990s. ... Memphis is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, of which it is the county seat. ... RadioShack Corporation (formerly Radio Shack) (NYSE: RSH) runs a chain of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of Europe. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the state of Oklahoma in the United States of America. ... Naming rights as contemplated in this article are the right to name a piece of property, either a tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for valuable consideration such as money. ... AutoZone Park is a minor league baseball stadium located in downtown Memphis, Tennessee and the home of the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League, the AAA affiliate of the St. ... The Memphis Redbirds are the class AAA minor league baseball affiliate of the Major League Baseball St. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... Notes Mountain West Conference champion Utah was released from its contractual obligation to the Liberty Bowl after earning a Bowl Championship Series berth in 2004. ...

Duralast is AutoZone's private label brand of automotive batteries (manufactured by Johnson Controls), as well as other parts and accessories. Private label products or services are typically those manufactured or provided by one company for offer under another companys brand. ... Lead-acid car battery Most car batteries are lead-acid batteries. ... Johnson Controls, Inc. ...

AutoZone is incorporated in the state of Nevada. State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Senators Harry Reid (D) John Ensign (R) Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ...

On June 22, 2005, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer and prosecutors from the Monterey, San Bernardino and San Joaquin counties filed a 12 million dollar lawsuit against AutoZone for alleged illegal dumping of hazardous materials, including used motor oil. According to Lockyer's office, environmental violations were found at approximately 50 AutoZone retail stores in California, and prosecutors believe that similar incidents have occurred at most of the company's 410 stores across the state. A spokesperson for AutoZone stated that these allegations are exagerrated. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Official language(s) English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Bill Lockyer is the current Attorney General for the U.S. state of California. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Salinas Area  - Total  - Water 9,767 km² (3,771 mi²) 1,163 km² (449 mi²) 11. ... Location Location of San Bernardino County within California. ... San Joaquin County is a county located in the United States of America in Californias Central Valley, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Motor oil is a type of liquid oil used for lubrication by various kinds of motors, especially internal combustion engines. ...

See also

AutoZone, a corporate user of Linux and former user of SCO OpenServer, was sued by The SCO Group on March 3, 2004. ...

External link

  • AutoZone web site
  • Statement from CA Dept. of Justice



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