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PHOENIX (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Tuesday fighting economic espionage was a priority for the Department of Justice. Interviewed by Reuters in Phoenix, she said: "When it comes to economic espionage, this is in fact a tremendous problem because ... be they individuals or be they state actors ... essentially they're stealing from future generations also. We take these matters very seriously... It is a matter of priority for us." (Reporting by Julia Edwards in Phoenix; Writing by Doina Chiacu and Eric Walsh; Editing by Howard Goller)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen AG will pay as much as $15.3 billion after admitting it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, agreeing to buy back vehicles from consumers and provide funding that could benefit makers of cleaner technologies.