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Deadly cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries

The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labor -- a concern for carmakers from Volkswagen to Tesla.


Pininfarina preps another Asian tiger

Italian design house Pininfarina will help to develop a sedan and SUV for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker.

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Adient stumbles, but barrels ahead

Adient reported a painful financial quarter, but more than a year into its makeover, the seating giant is determined to stay focused on future products.

Changes grip embattled GKN

GKN has changed CEOs, embarked on a two-year profit drive and now is battling a hostile takeover -- all while launching its advanced eDrive technology.

Faurecia profit rises 34% in 2017

Faurecia's net income in 2017 climbed 34 percent to 714.5 million euros ($896.4 million), as the supplier saw strong growth across all its main markets.

Takata, U.S. government tangle over victim payments

Airbag supplier Takata and the U.S. government have agreed how to divvy up $850 million in restitution payments to automakers, but the two still are debating in court over which victims will receive the remaining $125 million.

UPDATED: 2/12/18 3 pm ET -- adds Mazda statement
Ford, Mazda expand 'do not drive' warning to additional pickups

Ford is expanding a warning to another 33,000 owners of older Rangers in North America not to drive them until they get repairs because of a potentially defective Takata airbag inflator; Mazda is issuing a similar expansion for about 1,800 2006 B-series pickups.

Tenneco earnings, revenue rise in Q4

Ride-control and emissions control systems supplier Tenneco said its adjusted net income for the fourth quarter increased to $97 million, powered by growth in the truck and off-highway business.

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