In a twist of fate, DaimlerChrysler AG, which in the past has ridiculed Chrysler Group’s weak sales and quality problems, today reports a significantly weaker financial and sales performance for the Mercedes-Benz car group in the year’s third quarter. Overall, the DC organization reports total third-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, a drastic increase compared with a $2.1 billion loss reported in like-2003. Revenues increased 2% to $43.3 billion, while worldwide vehicle sales rose 2% to ...

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