Published on December 23, 2013

Top TB Web stories: Here’s what you’re reading

AKRON (Dec. 23, 2013) — Each week <i>Tire Business</i> tracks the top stories — a virtual “Digital Dozen” — on our website, based on readership data.

Of all the stories posted online last week at, here are the ones that drew the most interest:

• Michelin recalls 1.3 million LT tires for tread, air loss;

• Studio rewriting ‘Fast & Furious 7’ following actor’s death;

• Timing of Marchionne’s departure murky at Chrysler-Fiat;

• ATD buys Ontario wholesaler WTD;

• Yokohama upgrades Thai tire proving grounds;

• U.S. replacement market rebounded in 2013;

• Merger saga: Del. court rejects Cooper appeal ruling;

• Ragan buys Snider’s OTR service business;

• Bosch fund awards grant to N.C. high school;

• Federated donates to Toys for Tots;

• Pep Boys to expand ‘Road Ahead’ format; and

• Industry exec of the year: Hawk has Toyo soaring.

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