Volkswagen AG CEO, Martin Winterkorn sits in a Volkswagen VW XL1 test model prior to a press conference in Wolsburg, Germany, Thursday March 10, 2011. Volkswagen is sticking with its planned merger ... more 
Volkswagen AG CEO, Martin Winterkorn sits in a Volkswagen VW XL1 test model prior to a press conference in Wolsburg, Germany, Thursday March 10, 2011. Volkswagen is sticking with its planned merger with Porsche despite serious legal and tax hurdles, the German automaker said Thursday as it reported profits jumped to 3.2 billion euro (US dlrs 4.46 billion) in the fourth quarter. The complex merger - in which Porsche would become one of Volkswagen's 10 brands - was supposed to take place this year but has been held up by German prosecutors' investigations of suspected market manipulations at Porsche and a lawsuit in the U.S. less 
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Fri, Mar 11, 2011 12:32 AM EST