UPDATE 1-VW, Daimler said near deal on minivan production

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(Adds sources confirming plans for alliance, changes dateline PREVIOUS Frankfurt) DETROIT, Aug 22 (Reuters) - German car maker Volkswagen is in advanced talks with rival DaimlerChrysler about forming an alliance to build a VW minivan for sale in the United States, sources familiar with the situation said on Monday. The deal was first reported by Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper in a preview of its Tuesday edition. The paper said Dieter Zetsche, chief executive of DaimlerChrysler's ...

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