If GM and Ford hadn't lost a billion bucks each this past quarter, Chrysler's recent profit triumph would likely have been met by more conspicuous celebration. But celebrate they should. The results mean the company's five-year plan of cutting capacity and building cars people want to buy, not be given, has worked. Of course Chrysler is just one segment of the DaimlerChrysler pie, which has yet to be fully Zetscheized — DCX's net income actually fell to under a billion this quarter. Still, income is income, whereas a loss is a ... you get the picture.
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