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U.S. stock indexes were little changed in early trading Tuesday as investors weighed new economic data, including figures showing that spending by consumers in the U.S. increased last month by the largest amount in more than six years. Energy companies were among the biggest gainers as the price of crude oil rose.
By Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen's mass-market VW brand returned to profit in the first quarter, in a sign deep cost cutting is starting to revive the business at the heart of the German carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal. Europe's biggest motor manufacturer said on Tuesday group underlying operating profit fell 5.9 percent to 3.1 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in the quarter. Volkswagen plunged to a record loss last year after making provisions at a group level to cover the costs of the diesel emissions scandal and ditched its long-standing CEO after it admitted in September to cheating tests in the United States.