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Despite facing a Republican primary challenger, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was endorsed for re-election by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today in Chattanooga as it cited his work to spur economic growth and new jobs.

For its customers, Southern Champion Tray officials say the Chattanooga company tries to be "easy to love and hard to leave."

After two years of union organizing at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, a hard-fought worker vote and a bruising appeal cut short on Monday, the automaker was urged to refocus on assembling and selling cars.

Assembly of a new vehicle at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is now more likely after the United Auto Workers backed off Monday on its appeal of the factory's union vote, an expert says.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said today that the United Auto Workers’ withdrawl of its appeal to February’s union vote at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant opens the way to re-engage with the company to attract a potential expansion.

The United Auto Workers today withdrew its objections filed with the National Labor Relations Board regarding February’s vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, effectively ending the union’s appeal.

A plant’s future. A union’s survival. A company’s goal to be No. 1. A city’s place in the automotive world.

Two former Chattanooga Volkswagen plant employees said Friday that working with a union could benefit current workers by bettering health and safety conditions at the factory.

Tennessee's attorney general on Thursday sought to revoke subpoenas for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials who were served earlier by the United Auto Workers for the union's appeal hearing next week.

Bill Kilbride came from New York to Chattanooga 23 years ago at the request of college friend John "Thunder" Thornton.

Tennessee’s attorney general today sought to revoke subpoenas for Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials which were served earlier by the United Auto Workers for the union’s appeal hearing next week.

A longtime Mohawk Industries executive has been tapped as the new head of Chattanooga’s chief economic development group.

The post-election fight over the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant's union vote hit high gear Wednesday, as anti-United Auto Workers activists challenged subpoenas ahead of a federal hearing while Democratic congressmen sought an investigation.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker today joined others in challenging United Auto Workers subpoenas for a planned hearing next week over the union’s appeal of a February employee vote at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.

More people plan to fight subpoenas served by the United Auto Workers for a hearing next week over the union’s appeal for a revote at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to be in Chattanooga on Monday for a scheduled National Labor Relations Board hearing to which he and 23 others were subpoenaed by the United Auto Workers.

More than 40 Hamilton County businesses are aiming to bid for work on the huge Uranium Processing Facility going up in Oak Ridge, Tenn., as officials said Tuesday they're trying to better link the two areas economically.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't plan to be in Chattanooga on Monday for a National Labor Relations Board hearing to which he and 23 others were subpoenaed.

Planners gave a green light Monday to the first phase of $100 million in proposed housing and commercial space on Chattanooga's downtown waterfront, including townhouses, single-family cottages, apartments and condominiums.

Hamilton County planners today approved going ahead with $100 million in proposed new housing and commercial space on Chattanooga's waterfront downtown.

Former Hamilton County Mayor Claude Ramsey recalls flying into Arizona four years ago as part of a job recruiting trip to check out three Amazon distribution facilities in the Phoenix area.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. plans to sell 21 of its shopping malls, about a quarter of its nationwide holdings, in an effort to upgrade its remaining properties and boost the Chattanooga company's income.

Amazon’s Chattanooga distribution center is one of just six of its more than 60 facilities nationwide, and the first in Tennessee, that will open up to public tours starting in May.

Amazon plans to open up its massive Chattanooga distribution center for public tours starting in May.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. officials said today the company plans to sell off about 21 of its shopping centers to boost operating income and upgrade its remaining properties.

An attorney for a Chattanooga anti-union group said Thursday he expects challenges to emerge to some of the two dozen United Auto Workers' subpoenas issued this week in its appeal of the Volkswagen plant's union election.

The United Auto Workers is serving subpoenas on 24 people, including Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, for a planned hearing on its appeal of February's Chattanooga Volkswagen plant vote.

The United Auto Workers has served 20 subpoenaes for an April 21 National Labor Relations Board hearing on its appeal of February’s Chattanooga Volkswagen plant vote, including to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, documents show.

Volkswagen risks labor and political blowback if, as an anti-union group claimed Monday, the carmaker ignores February’s vote at the Chattanooga plant and aligns with the United Auto Workers, an industry analyst says.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — Construction of Wacker’s $2 billion polysilicon production plant now has about 1,000 builders on site daily as the factory’s planned startup is a little more than a year away.

Attorneys for Chattanooga Volkswagen workers opposed to the United Auto Workers said Tuesday the union is using "false evidence" in its request to delay an April 21 hearing on an its appeal to a February union vote.

Attorneys for five Chattanooga Volkswagen workers today opposed the United Auto Workers request to delay an April 21 National Labor Relations Board hearing on the appeal of VW’s union vote, saying the UAW is using “false evidence.”

NASHVILLE — As Tennessee's legislative session winds down in coming weeks, time also may be running out for the General Assembly to approve an incentive package to spur more production at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.

The United Auto Workers has asked that a planned April 21 National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chattanooga be put off until the panel can look into new allegations of collusion between anti-union groups and Republican politicians.

Volkswagen was offered about $300 million in financial incentives by Tennessee economic development officials to attract a new vehicle line to the Chattanooga plant and a new American VW headquarters that could bring 1,350 jobs, documents show.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that proposed state financial incentives for Volkswagen to add a new vehicle line at the Chattanooga plant were never tied to an outcome of the United Auto Workers vote at the factory.

Volkswagen of America today reported a 2.6 drop in sales last month compared to a year ago, through the Chattanooga-made Passat had its best March ever.

Chattanooga businessman Allen Casey on Monday spoke publicly for the first time in his bankruptcy cases, saying his high-profile downtown riverfront land coupled with nearby tracts was appraised six years ago at nearly $20 million.

The Chattanooga Volkswagen plant's new leader faces a trunk-load of issues, ranging from the union election appeal to the possible startup of production of a sport utility vehicle.

Organizers of an online petition that garnered more than 200 names have asked Chattanooga Airport officials to help create a regional task force aimed at improving the on-time reliability of air service.

Resolute Forest Products U.S. Inc. will invest $105 million in equipment and building improvements at its Calhoun, Tenn., pulp and paper mill and add about 25 jobs, officials said today.

The Chattanooga Volkswagen plant's first and only chief is returning to Germany, sources said Wednesday.

Erlanger and UTC officials said Wednesday that the potential reuse of a key nearby 17-acre former manufacturing site could serve as a catalyst for more growth and jobs in the area.

Planning that could lead to redevelopment of a key 17-acre tract near Erlanger and UTC was kicked off today.

Chattanooga's Enterprise Center is shifting its mission again as it zigs to the gig.

Chattanooga’s Enterprise Center is shifting its mission to focus more on growing the city’s “innovation economy” and addressing issues such as technology access for all citizens, officials said today.

Ten months after taking office, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke signed a new agreement with the public services workers union that proponents say will offer employees a bigger voice in city affairs, though one city councilman expressed worries.

The National Labor Relations Board has set April 21 for a hearing on the United Auto Workers request for a revote on unionizing Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, but it isn't known if any politicians cited in the case will be asked to testify.

As the appeal of Volkswagen's union vote extends at least into April, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Thursday the carmaker likely won't finalize bringing a new vehicle to the Chattanooga plant until the election dispute is settled.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said today he still believes Volkswagen will bring production of a new sport utility vehicle to Chattanooga, but the automaker likely won’t make an announcement until an appeal over the plant’s union election is settled.

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