DETROIT – What a difference a year makes. That’s the sentiment executives at DaimlerChrysler AG are expressing as the auto maker reports second-quarter operating profit surged 225%, to €2.1 billion ($2.53 billion), on a 9% increase in revenues totaling €37.1 billion ($45.1 billion). Most surprising was Chrysler Group, which led DC’s profit growth. The U.S. arm reports an operating profit of €516 million ($628 million), a vast improvement over the gut-wrenching €948 million ($1.1 billion) ...

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