DaimlerChrysler Q2 to be marred by U.S.


By Madeline Chambers FRANKFURT, July 24 (Reuters) - Fierce pricing competition in the United States will take its toll on earnings at German automaker DaimlerChrysler when it reports second-quarter results later on Thursday. The world's fifth-biggest carmaker, still struggling to reap the rewards of its 1998 merger, is expected by analysts to post an 83 percent slide in core profit from a year ago, reflecting a collapse in earnings at the group's U.S. Chrysler arm. A Reuters poll of 30 ...

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