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A publicly-traded IT company says it's locating 300 jobs in Putnam County over the next five years.

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A new shared space that hopes to mirror collaborative efforts in Silicon Valley opens in Nashville today. 

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A giant in the Nashville publishing industry has signed a deal with one of the most well-known names in the travel industry. 

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Last month, Sen. Lamar Alexander proposed a bill intended to help people who live where health insurance companies are pulling out of the Affordable Care Act marketplace. It would apply nationwide but indirectly references one specific organization in the senator's home state: Tennessee Farm Bureau.

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Three weeks before the restaurant Lulu was scheduled to open, the building on Jefferson Street was in a state of disarray. Cardboard boxes filled with dishwasher racks and food processors were piled high against the window. Workmen were installing floors and sinks.

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A South Korean official says a new plant near Clarksville will be the first major investment from that country since President Trump took office.

Hyung-hwan Joo, the minister of trade for South Korea, joined Governor Bill Haslam to announce Tuesday that a $250-million facility LG Electronics will build to make washing machines will be one of the world's most advanced. The plant will employ 600 people.

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The Nashville area is home to a growing number of fashion brands: powerhouses like international footwear company Genesco, small designers like shoemaker Nisolo, distribution warehouses for Gap and Under Armour. On Wednesday, the Nashville Fashion Alliance released a report quantifying the economic impact of these brands at nearly $6 billion.

It's a number that the industry hopes will prove its value — both to the local economy and to designers nationwide.

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It was one of the clearest promises President Trump made on the campaign trail: He'd renegotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade agreement hammered out by his predecessor.

Charlie Nelson was hoping for the deal to go through anyway somehow. Now, the president of Green Brier Distillery in Nashville is trying to stay optimistic another trade deal will soon take the TPP's place.

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Tennessee's business community has long linked itself closely to Japan. The state is home to nearly 200 Japanese companies, and prominent Tennessee businessman Bill Hagerty is poised to be the next U.S. ambassador to the country. 

So when one Nashville-based startup decided to launch a language app that helps foreigners adapt to Tennessee, it started by targeting a clear audience: Japanese immigrants and expats.

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Click on the slideshow to find out more about the five other laws going into effect Jan. 1.

Tennessee brewers are working on some beers with a little more punch.

That's because of a new state law that went into effect Jan. 1. Craft brewers had been pushing the state to lift a restriction that they say had limited their creativity by placing additional licensing requirements on makers of "high gravity" beers.

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