FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo a company logo is pictured during the Volkswagen AG annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen AG says Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, net profit rose 58 percent in the third quarter because of an accounting boost from its takeover of Porsche. The company's operating profits fell however. Volkswagen said it was sticking to its earnings forecast despite what it called "growing headwinds" in the business environment. Net profit rose to euro11.38 billion (US dollar 14.80 billion) from euro7.14 billion in the same quarter last year. Sales rose 27 percent to euro48.84 billion. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

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FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo a company logo is pictured during the Volkswagen AG annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen AG says Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, net profit rose 58 percent in the third quarter because of an accounting boost from its takeover of Porsche. The company's operating profits fell however. Volkswagen said it was sticking to its earnings forecast despite what it called "growing headwinds" in the business environment. Net profit rose to euro11.38 billion (US dollar 14.80 billion) from euro7.14 billion in the same quarter last year. Sales rose 27 percent to euro48.84 billion. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file photo a company logo is pictured during the Volkswagen AG annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. German automaker Volkswagen AG says Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, net profit rose 58 percent in the third quarter because of an accounting boost from its takeover of Porsche. The company's operating profits fell however. Volkswagen said it was sticking to its earnings forecast despite what it called "growing headwinds" in the business environment. Net profit rose to euro11.38 billion (US dollar 14.80 billion) from euro7.14 billion in the same quarter last year. Sales rose 27 percent to euro48.84 billion. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
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