The US Justice Department is continuing a massive investigation on the part of major auto-industry suppliers. The AP reports that this instance of price-fixing and bid-rigging is the Department's largest criminal antitrust probe ever.

"It's a very, very safe assumption that U.S. consumers paid more, and sometimes significantly more, for their automobiles as a result of this conspiracy," Brent Snyder, a deputy assistant attorney general in the antitrust division, said in an interview."

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