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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said today that he’s “very hopeful” about negotiations with Volkswagen to bring a new vehicle line to the automaker’s Chattanooga plant.

Sales for automakers with Tennessee assembly plants careened ahead in May, except for Volkswagen where its results slid even as the overall U.S. car market posted its best monthly total in nine years.

A top Volkswagen Group works council official said Monday it will continue to work with the United Auto Workers to organize the Chattanooga plant, but a lawyer for anti-union employees said they'll be ready to fend off a new effort.

The removal of a controversial barge from downtown Chattanooga's waterfront has taken a big step closer after a company offered $50,000 for the vessel, an attorney for businessman Allen Casey said Saturday.

Three new red, white and blue Passats sit directly in front of the entrance of Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory. Painted on the hood of the white sedan is an American flag with the words, "Proudly made in Chattanooga, Tn."

Chattanooga-based PlayCore's chief executive said Friday that the sale of the playground and recreation equipment maker will signal more growth of the business that has already acquired nine companies in the past seven years.

Chattanooga-based playground equipment maker PlayCore has been acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm focusing on middle market investments, the companies announced today.

Infiniti of Chattanooga on Thursday became the last side of the Chattanooga Automotive Square.

Chattanooga-based Chattem will take on the most important product launch of its 135-year history if company officials win regulatory approval to switch erectile dysfunction medicine Cialis from prescription to over-the-counter sales.

Chattanooga-based Chattem may bring the erectile dysfunction medicine Cialis to America's store shelves.

Volkswagen is seeking another air pollution control permit from Chattanooga regulators that could include "Phase 2" of the plant's construction, and documents cite another paint shop line and expansion of the factory's tank farm.

Calling Volkswagen "a big customer," a French automotive supplier that plans to supply bumpers and fender parts for the Passat sedan also will eye work for a sport utility vehicle that VW wants to assemble for the U.S.

Three Volkswagen workers on Friday voluntarily withdrew their federal lawsuit challenging what they said was "a backroom deal" between the United Auto Workers and Volkswagen to bring about a union shop at the Chattanooga plant.

Three Volkswagen workers today voluntarily withdrew their federal lawsuit challenging what they said was “a backroom deal” between the United Auto Workers and Volkswagen to bring about a union shop at the Chattanooga plant.

An auto supplier that will build a new plant to supply Chattanooga’s Volkswagen factory will initially provide parts for the Passat sedan, but it’s also eyeing work for a new sport utility vehicle the German automaker wants to assemble.

Earth movers have started reshaping a prime piece of downtown Chattanooga waterfront land, where developers have sold nearly a half dozen new residential units in what will become an expected $100 million project.

A French company on Thursday became the second automotive supplier in two days to unveil plans for a new factory in the area as Chattanooga officials await word on a Volkswagen plant expansion.

The U.S. Department of Justice says in a legal brief that neither Volkswagen nor the United Auto Workers violated federal law in their election agreement prior to the February vote at the automaker's Chattanooga plant.

The U.S. Department of Justice says in a legal brief that neither Volkswagen nor the United Auto Workers violated federal law in their election agreement prior to the February vote at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant.

Auto parts manufacturer Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors LLC will construct a new facility in Chattanooga with an investment of $65 million and create up to 300 jobs.

The Eagle has landed ... in Walker County, Ga.

Chattanooga is landing a spot on the Tesla national supercharger highway.

Holly Jordan is trying to build her new business building gift baskets for customers, and she initially believed that crafting an online presence would turn out to be an "outlandish" exercise for her.

Chattanooga Airport officials said Monday they're going to push for adding nonstop New York service, calling it the most flown-to destination from Lovell Field to which the city doesn't have direct flights.

A pair of Tennessee political leaders say they're upbeat about prospects of Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant attracting a new product line and see the German automaker revealing its plans soon.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said today that “it’s about time” charges were filed against alleged Chinese hackers accused of stealing American trade secrets through cyber-espionage.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said today that efforts to attract a new vehicle for production at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant are “moving in a very positive way.”

If Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant lands the automaker's new sport utility vehicle, the company plans to install an innovative way of assembling cars that it says is groundbreaking to the industry.

The United Auto Workers is seeking dismissal of a suit that claimed Volkswagen gave the union access to names and facilities at the Chattanooga plant in exchange for the UAW holding down costs if it won the organizing vote at the factory.

A controversial barge moored on Chattanooga's downtown waterfront, which has drawn the fire of city leaders for its rundown condition, might be removed by the time of next month's Riverbend Festival.

A rundown barge moored on Chattanooga’s downtown waterfront might be removed by the time of next month’s Riverbend Festival.

Volkswagen officials told Chattanooga air pollution regulators in an April letter that they were moving ahead with an initial factory expansion to support "existing and future product lines" and start "Phase 2" of the plant's construction.

Volkswagen of America's chief executive says the German automaker is considering building the next generation CC sedan at its Chattanooga production plant.

Volkswagen's chief on Tuesday pegged a speed-up in U.S. sales to a new sport utility vehicle that may be assembled in Chattanooga, calling the SUV a key part of the carmaker's foundation for growth.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Monday that a decision on where Volkswagen will build a new sport utility vehicle is due “in the very near future.”

The Volkswagen brand set a new global sales record for the first four months of the year, selling almost 2 million vehicles despite a downturn in the United States, the company reported today.

If Volkswagen green-lights production of a new sport utility vehicle in Chattanooga, it will be viewed as one of Tennessee's biggest economic development wins of the year.

Experts from Internet giant Google will be in Chattanooga on May 19 to help small businesses with their presence on the worldwide web, according to U.S. Sen. Bob Corker.

A $50,000 bid could get you a barge on the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga, though you'd have to move it.

Paying small businesses to add new employees is one way to help those companies grow and potentially expand to medium- or large-sized firms, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said Thursday.

Wacker is upping its investment in its Bradley County, Tenn., plant again, saying it could put as much as $200 million more into its polysilicon factory and push the project to $2.4 billion.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke today unveiled a new incentive for expanding small businesses which he said can bolster job growth in the city.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has closed on the sale of Lakeshore Mall in Sebring, Fla., to a private buyer for $14 million.

Does the 16-county Chattanooga area need a regional branding or marketing plan so it can better carry out economic development?

A one-time movie theater in Chattanooga's oldest shopping mall will soon house dozens of businesses offering a range of beauty services to create a new you.

The Chattanooga area’s growing hotel market will see yet more lodging space as Value Place, the largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand in the U.S., is planning a new four-story, 124-room structure off Lee Highway not far from the Volkswagen plant.

Animal rights group PETA on Monday criticized CBL & Associates Properties Inc. for allowing the sale of sugar gliders in its shopping centers, saying it remains the only major mall operator to do so nationally.

United Auto Workers opponents and the union continue to spar weeks after the worker vote at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, even as the state and VW talk about restarting meetings over a possible factory expansion.

Animal rights group PETA said Friday it plans to confront shareholders of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. over the company’s permitting the sale of exotic animals in its malls.

An anti-United Auto Workers website is charging that the union continues to try to organize Chattanooga Volkswagen plant workers and is violating a neutrality agreement with the company.

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