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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.

GM plans to build 2 new models in South Korea, says lawmaker

General Motors plans to produce two new models in South Korea, a local lawmaker quoted GM executive Barry Engle as saying at a meeting with South Korean members of parliament.

Gentex's two-way mirror strategy

Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.

Sergio Marchionne's final lap at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

One thing about Marchionne stands out as the onetime tax accountant and philosophy student prepares to step aside after nearly 15 years running first Fiat and now FCA: The guy knows how to make money.

Lexus' new pricing math for hybrids

Lexus has quietly changed the math for the 2018 model year, significantly lowering the hybrid premium for its two most popular crossovers and rolling out a sporty new hybrid platform for its LC halo coupe and LS flagship sedan.