DETROIT – Volkswagen AG says it will work with its suppliers to stave off soaring prices for raw materials, most notably steel. The German auto maker says the steep increases in raw-material prices are forcing some suppliers to teeter on the brink of bankruptcy, and it wants to help by bundling purchases among its Tier 2 and Tier 3 parts makers. “Our suppliers…are not protected, despite the fact that they hold contracts with us that assure a determined fixed price (for their completed ...

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