DETROIT — The waning global economy is just one of the factors uniting the Big Three automakers in their newest joint initiative: tracking down parts counterfeiters around the globe. The automakers plan to stem losses resulting from illegal parts trade with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Customs dept. FBI officials say the automotive industry ranks at the top, with computers and apparel, in what could be portrayed as a global counterfeiting epidemic. The ...

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