Teutonic Turnabout: VW to Acquire Porsche

The histories of German automakers Volkswagen (VOWG.DE) and Porsche (PSHG_p.DE) have been intertwined since the 1930s, when Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche designed for the German government the car that would become the Volkswagen Beetle and launch the company we know today. But this week, the two iconic car companies are expected to announce a deal that will finally unite them under the same ownership.

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