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NBA All-Star Weekend boosts Autotrader's new site

Autotrader took advantage of its long-standing NBA sponsorship to promote its redesigned website and set a record in online traffic during All-Star Weekend.

VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

A Virginia judge rejected a request by VW to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners.

Toyota recalls Tundra, Sequoia for seat and traction-control issues

Toyota will recall 8,800 Tundra pickups from the 2017 model year for a seat problem, and 65,000 2018 Tundras and Sequoia SUVs for a glitch that could turn off stability control and other systems.

Marchionne collects $36 million stock award, $12 million in base pay

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne collected shares valued at about 29 million euros ($35.7 million) for the three-year period ended in 2016, according to the Italian-American automaker's 2017 annual report.

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.