DaimlerChrysler AG ends speculation ontwo hot topics: it will not purchase a stake in struggling Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and its Mercedes Div. will not build a U.S. minivan, company executives say. DC says it anticipates making 80,000 M-Class sport/utility vehicles (SUVs) at its Vance, AL, assembly plant in 1999. It will first consider a family of SUVs on a new platform before deciding whether to expand the Vance facility, says Mike Jackson, president of Mercedes-Benz North America Inc. • ...

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