DaimlerChrysler AG tightened its control of beleaguered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. last week by renegotiating its purchase price for the Japanese automaker and installing Rolf Eckrodt, previous head of DC's Adtranz rail system subsidiary, as Mitsubishi's chief operating officer. Instead of increasing its 34% stake in Mitsubishi as had been anticipated, the German-U.S. automaker also opted to lower its purchase price to $1.9 billion from $2.1 billion, or by 10%. As part of the agreement, ...

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