DaimlerChrysler AG blames a 33% drop in first-quarter net profit, to €393 million ($469 million), on the weak U.S. dollar and lackluster demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Overall revenues for the group were off 3%, to €32.4 billion ($38.7 billion). Launch costs for the new Mercedes C-Class and SLK, as well as the Chrysler 300 Series, PT Cruiser convertible and several other Chrysler Group models put a drag on the balance sheet. The Mercedes Car Group (which includes Smart-brand ...

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