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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says Google will invest $600 million to bring the company's eighth U.S. data center to Clarksville.

The Republican governor and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd made the announcement Tuesday. The move, which will be the company's 15th data center globally, is expected to create 70 new jobs.

Google acquired the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, which it will transform into the data center.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville International Airport says United Airlines plans new nonstop service from Nashville to San Francisco International Airport, starting May 5.

It is Nashville's only nonstop flight to San Francisco. The flight leaves Nashville daily at 5 p.m. Central time and arrives at 8:07 p.m. Pacific time. Return service leaves San Francisco at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time and arrives in Nashville at 3:59 p.m. Central time.

Tickets were available for purchase starting Tuesday.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has certified the United Auto Workers win in a union vote among skilled workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.

The German automaker has said it will challenge a ruling that allowed the 162 workers who repair and maintain machinery and robots at the Chattanooga factory to seek to form their own bargaining unit.

A spokeswoman for the federal panel said parties have 14 days from the election certification to request a review.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For the second year in a row a study ranks Tennesseans among the most generous givers in America.

WMOT reporting partner says that Tennessee actually improved it’s standing, moving from ninth to sixth in a list of the most generous states in the nation.

Wallethub analyst Jill Gonzalez says Tennessean’s ranks favorably when it comes to the number of service hours donated, but really excels when it comes to financial donations. 


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judicial panel has decided to consolidate hundreds of lawsuits against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal in California, a focal point of the carmaker's troubles.

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation gave U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer in San Francisco oversight of more than 450 suits filed against the carmaker nationwide.