Colgate-Palmolive is facing 170 cases accusing it of selling asbestos-laced powder and has resolved 43 cases, while J&J is facing more than 5,500 claims.
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative said it was putting money into Achates Power, a U.S. company that promotes a high-efficiency combustion engine it says increases fuel efficiency while reducing greenhouse gasses.
VW admitted in late 2015 that it rigged about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide to cheat emissions tests, kicking off one of the largest corporate fraud scandals in the history of the global auto industry.
Kobe Steel added nine items to its list of affected products, making 16, and said it was still checking the safety of five of them with customers.
The Federal Aviation Administration determined there was an “unsafe condition” that “is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.”
Japan’s steelmakers have spent a fortune developing new types of steel and other metals to meet demands from automakers for fuel-efficiency.
The company has been violating antitrust rules for at least seven years, the Taiwanese regulator said.