Daimler AG expects its Mercedes-Benz brand to record double-digit sales increases through 2010. The auto maker makes the prediction today, claiming the tri-star brand’s strongest-ever second-quarter performance with a pre-tax earnings jump of €1.7 billion ($2.2 billion) to €1.4 billion ($1.8 billion), compared with like-2009. Global sales of Mercedes vehicles totaled 314,400, a 24% hike, says Daimler, which booked a €1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) total net profit for a swing of €2.4 ...

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