TOKYO — DaimlerChrysler AG is negotiating to purchase as much as a 34% stake in Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Japanese media reports say. The deal would give the automaker a stake in Asia, where it lacks a significant presence. It also could prove to be a lifesaver to Mitsubishi, which carries •1.7 trillion (US$15.6 billion) in interest-bearing debt. Mitsubishi confirmed talks are going on. DC declined to comment. Published reports say talks have reached the final stages, with only ...

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