DaimlerChrysler AG says it netted $6.1 billion in its first business year on sales of $154.6 billion. The net income figure represents a 29% increase on 1997 combined earnings (Daimler-Benz AG and Chrysler Corp.), the company says in its first financial statement. Earnings per share, at $6.54, are up 30% from year-earlier. The management board says it will propose a dividend of $2.75 per share. Each of 81,000 U.S. workers will average $7,400 in profit sharing, up 61% on 1997. Another ...

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