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Volkswagen AG is to plow about $106 billion in its business over the next five years to fuel expansion and develop new models and technology as it tries to top Toyota as the world's sales leader.

One of Hixson's biggest shopping centers has sold for more than twice the price it was bought for just three years ago.

One of Hixson's biggest shopping centers has changed hands after about three years as an Ohio-based real estate company has bought Oak Park Town Center for $22.75 million.

Koch Foods on Wednesday denied its Chattanooga processing plant is inhumanely treating chickens by scalding the birds alive and shackling them upside-down before slicing open their throats, wings and chests while still conscious.

An animal rights organization is accusing a Chattanooga poultry slaughterhouse of the inhumane treatment of chickens, though the company is denying the charge.

Construction of Volkswagen's planned $900 million expansion at its Chattanooga plant is expected to begin in earnest soon with plans to award the first of the project's big contracts on Friday.

Gray Construction is expected to be recommended to undertake a $33.6 million project related to the $900 million Volkswagen plant expansion in Chattanooga.

Saying foreign union groups appear to be conspiring with the United Auto Workers to force workers into its ranks at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, a right to work entity is seeking federal action.

The National Right to Work Foundation is asking the U.S. Secretary of Labor to apply federal labor law related to Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, saying foreign union groups may be conspiring to force workers into union ranks.

German union chides Volkswagen over new labor policy

IG Metall supports UAW; ACE asks for fairness

A powerful German union reacted swiftly to a new labor policy issued by Volkswagen in Chattanooga, sharply urging the carmaker to recognize the United Auto Workers and criticizing VW for working with other groups.

For the first time in 135 years, Chattem Inc. won't be headed by a relative of the founding Patten family.

Citing Chattanooga's manufacturing base and growing automotive focus, a South Carolina employment firm is opening a Scenic City office to fill the 300 jobs that Volkswagen supplier Plastic Omnium plans to create in the city.

Chattanooga-based Chattem Inc. has elevated its president to chief executive while longtime CEO Zan Guerry will serve as chairman of the consumer health care company.

Rival groups seeking to represent Volkswagen plant workers in Chattanooga endorsed a new company labor policy that VW unfurled Wednesday, igniting a renewed battle to gain official recognition from the automaker.

A United Auto Workers official said today it will start working with Volkswagen under a new company labor policy so the automaker can verify the UAW’s membership level in Chattanooga and the union can begin engaging VW inside the plant.

An anti-United Auto Workers group on Tuesday said the UAW is trying to "scare and mislead" Volkswagen workers into believing a new policy by the carmaker will lead to exclusive recognition of the union by VW.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is downplaying the significance of a new policy that the United Auto Workers has characterized as an avenue toward union recognition at the Chattanooga Volkswagen factory.

An anti-United Auto Workers group at Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant has opened headquarters space near the factory, and it’s continuing to sign up workers as it tries to gain recognition from the German automaker as it criticized the UAW.

A developer of a proposed $100 million Hixson commercial and retail project said Monday he has a letter of intent from a company aiming to build new apartments at the site.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. is hiring about 50 people in Chattanooga as the company reinvents how it meets the operational needs of its 148 malls, shopping centers and other properties.

Mohawk Industries chief Jeff Lorberbaum said Thursday he sees an upturn in the economy, and the world’s largest flooring company is investing a half-billion dollars in the business so it’s ready to gain.

Chattanooga's largest company is opening the door for more housing and retail downtown in a move that could infuse new life into a three-block corridor and better connect UTC students with the central city.

William Johnson says he can't wait until Volkswagen delivers the new sport utility vehicle it plans to starting assembling in Chattanooga in 2016.

A 100-unit apartment complex that opened last year in downtown Chattanooga is slated for sale to a Nebraska company for about $15 million — reportedly the most ever paid per unit for such a property in the city.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. today reported higher third-quarter profit as the company’s focus on upgrading tenant merchandising mix and redeveloping underperforming locations has improved its growth rate.

The owner of Walnut Commons, a 100-unit apartment complex that opened last year in downtown Chattanooga, is finalizing a deal to sell it for a reported $15 million to a Nebraska company.

A potential new plan has surfaced to rid a rundown barge from Chattanooga's downtown waterfront as attorneys try to engage a local scrap metal company.

A new 11-county foreign trade zone in Southeast Tennessee should help spur job growth in the region, officials said Tuesday.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam spent Monday in Chattanooga promoting Tennessee Promise and speaking at Young Life Chattanooga's annual banquet.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said today in Chattanooga that the Tennessee Promise scholarship program is critical to the state’s manufacturers, and he’s upbeat the 43,000 high school seniors who’ve signed up is double his original estimate.

Becky Musgrave and her husband are empty nesters since their daughter went off to college, so they figured it was time to downsize from their Mountain Shadows home in East Brainerd.

Single and multifamily homes, village-type concepts, and commercial space are options a developer is looking at raising on a 216-acre tract on Chattanooga's waterfront it wants to buy from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

Despite neighbors’ worries over more traffic, the building of too many new houses and the loss of trees, a developer on Thursday said he plans to move ahead with a potential $20 million subdivision in the heart of North Chattanooga.

President Barack Obama's labor secretary plans to travel next week to Germany to meet with Volkswagen officials to learn more about the works council the company wants to start at the Chattanooga factory.

An Augusta, Ga., company is eyeing the purchase of one of the biggest remaining undeveloped tracts along the Tennessee River in Chattanooga with plans to put up mixed-use housing on the 216-acre tract.

Chattanooga Airport officials said Monday they're jetting ahead with efforts to land nonstop service between Chattanooga and New York and Houston, but they'll do so with one less page in their flight plan.

Every day, 10,000 more Americans turn 65 years old.

Volkswagen's new innovative way of assembling cars, including its planned midsize sport utility vehicle, assures the growth of the Chattanooga plant, an official said Friday.

Chattanooga's 125-year-old Mountain City Club is slated to undergo one of the biggest remakes in a generation as it aims to woo younger members.

Amazon hiring several thousand in Tennessee

Chattanooga, Charleston centers to add workers for holidays

Amazon is firing up its hiring for the holidays, with its Chattanooga and Charleston, Tenn., distribution centers slated to land their share of several thousand seasonal jobs the online retailer is creating in the Volunteer State.

A Chattanooga food service packaging plant has unveiled its second expansion in two years, boosting its announced investment to about $33 million as its latest addition creates 40 new jobs.

WNA Chattanooga, a maker of disposable food service packaging, plans to invest $11 million in the city, add two new production lines and 40 jobs.

Volkswagen is ramping up efforts to find parts suppliers for its new sport utility vehicle, and the automaker said it's talking to companies about locating closer to the Chattanooga assembly plant.

The Volkswagen Group today reported sales of 7.4 million vehicles from January to September, up 5.3 percent from 2013, and the company said it has a chance to sell 10 million cars and trucks worldwide for the year for the first time.

In the second revamp of a historic hotel unveiled in downtown Chattanooga this year, the owners of the Read House plan to upgrade the 235-room property and change the Sheraton flag under which it has operated for the past decade.

A deal has collapsed to remove a failed restaurant barge from downtown Chattanooga's riverfront, leading to potential further delays in ridding what city officials call a waterfront eyesore.

Staffing up for the holidays and beyond, Convergys Corp. plans to hire between 250 and 300 more people for its Chattanooga call center.

Convergys Corp. plans to hire about 300 more people for its Chattanooga call center, according to the company.

Chattanooga-based Signal Energy Constructors has made the list of the top 10 solar contractors in the nation for 2013.

Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga who are members of United Auto Workers Local 42 voted Friday for a president and other officers for the first time, saying they're making history.

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