Wow, DaimlerChrysler (yup, that's still the name) saw earnings of $2.5 billion last quarter. That was despite the $3.4 billion charge on the sale of Chrysler. Imagine how better it would have been had they recorded Chrysler's profits during the quarter too. Oh wait...maybe that would have been backwards. [NYT]

Dieter Zetsche e-mails his goodbye to Chrysler. Parting is such sweet sorrow — or as one Freep commenter writes: "Later Stache." [Freep]

Mercedes second quarter profits surge to $1.65 billion. No second quarter results announced for Chrysler because of the impending sale. That's probably a good thing wethinks. [Forbes]

John "Informer" Snow of Cerberus to discuss impact of Chrysler sale today at Detroit Economic Club. Hurry and snatch those tickets up before they're gone — we hear they're serving chicken! [Freep]

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