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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Farm Bureau says it’s reviewing the Obama Administration’s new rules governing the pollution of waterways.

This past week the Environmental Protection Agency moved to clarify which streams and other small bodies of water are federally protected.

The rules have already run into deep opposition from farm groups and the Republican-led Congress. The House voted to block the regulations earlier this month, saying they amount to overreach.

Amazon taking applications in Murfreesboro Tuesday

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Amazon fulfillment center in Murfreesboro will take applications for 500 positions today.

A release from the company says it’s hiring more order picker-packers to meet rising customer demand.

Amazon says new employees will be immediately available for health insurance, matching retirement funds, bonuses, and company stock awards.

The online retailer also says it's offering fulltime employees college tuition assistance, even for degrees unrelated to positions at the company.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — First Tennessee Bank has agreed to pay the U.S. government $212.5 million after admitting to making bad mortgage loans that left taxpayers footing the bill.

According to the U.S. Justice Department, between January 2006 and October 2008, the Memphis-based bank repeatedly approved Federal Housing Administration loans for ineligible borrowers through its subsidiary First Horizon Home Loans Corp.

Amazon hiring again in Murfreesboro

May 27, 2015
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Amazon fulfillment center in Murfreesboro is hiring again.

A release from the company says it’s hiring more order picker-packers to meet rising customer demand.

Amazon says new employees will be immediately available for health insurance, retirement savings, bonuses, and company stock awards.

The online retailer also says it's offering fulltime employees college tuition assistance, even for degrees unrelated to positions at the company.

Amazon says it hopes to add 6,000 workers nationwide in the coming weeks.

Volkswagen

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A new study projects Volkswagen's expansion in Chattanooga could lead to the creation of nearly 10,000 jobs.

The report conducted by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research released Wednesday estimates the factory could add $370 million in new annual income once the expanded production is underway.

The report was commissioned by Volkswagen, which is spending $704 million to grow the plant to make a new sports utility vehicle and to open its new North American Engineering and Planning Center.

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