DaimlerChrysler AG reports positive 2005 earnings, sprinkled with segments of record sales and successful cost-reduction initiatives, but in the context of a no-nonsense strategy to address lingering pockets of concern. The German auto maker records an operating profit of €5.2 billion ($6.2 billion based on the exchange rate on Dec. 30, 2005) for the year, down from €5.8 billion ($6.9 billion) in 2004. Revenue grew to €149.8 billion ($177.4 billion), a 5% increase from €142.1 billion ...

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