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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to encourage more workers to gain high school equivalency degrees.

The chamber says more than 300,000 people currently working in Tennessee have not completed their high school education. The trade association is partnering with GEDWorks to provide access to advisers, online study materials, practice tests and connections to local adult education programs.


  FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's namesake brand hopes to bounce back from its diesel emissions scandal with a broad restructuring that will mean more battery-powered cars, digital services such as ride-sharing, and more SUVs for the U.S. market.

Herbert Diess, the head of the Volkswagen division, unveiled the company's Transform 2025 plan at a news conference Tuesday, saying that "in the coming years, we will fundamentally change Volkswagen. Only a few things will remain as they are."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Nissan, VW, General Motors, FedEx, HCA, International Paper…Tennessee’s largest employers could be hit hard Wednesday by market panic when the nation’s stock exchanges open.

Reuters reports Dow Jones Industrial Average futures plunged 800 points overnight before trading was suspended.

Middle Tennessee State Economist Murat Arik says markets will react to the uncertainty Donald Trump represents.

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HELENA, Ala. (AP) — Executives at Colonial Pipeline say their goal is to restart a gas line as early as this weekend after an explosion and fire shut down gasoline shipments to millions across the South.

Monday's blast has raised fears of another round of gas shortages and price increases. It's Colonial Pipeline's second accident and shutdown in two months.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a nearly $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the order Tuesday approving the largest auto-scandal settlement in the nation's history.