AUBURN HILLS — DaimlerChrysler AG tightened its control of beleaguered Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Sept. 8 by renegotiating its purchase price for the Japanese automaker and installing Rolf Eckrodt, previous head of Adtranz, DC's 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 opted to lower its purchase price to US$1.9 billion from US$2.1 billion, or by 10%. As part of the ...

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