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2010-11-15 04:37:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimler Financial Services (DCFS LLC USA) announced that it changed its legal entity name to Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC, effective today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101115/DE00787LOGO )) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101115/DE00787LOGO ) The company will continue to serve as the captive finance unit for Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and its dealers and retail customers; smart USA dealers and...

2010-11-02 19:35:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported U.S. sales of 19,443 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 3.1 Percent compared to October 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted. Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported October sales of 19,076 vehicles, an increase of 4.9% for the month and up 20.1% on a year-to-date basis. 18,351 passenger cars, light truck...

2010-11-02 07:19:00

STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock-exchange symbol DAI) signed an agreement with a consortium of international banks on a euro 7 billion syndicated credit line with a term of five years on Oct. 29, 2010. The credit line offers very good conditions and was significantly oversubscribed. "The high demand for this credit line and its attractive conditions show that Daimler enjoys a very good reputation in the banking world and has excellent relations...

2010-10-01 12:22:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported U.S. sales of $21,088 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 18.5 Percent compared to September 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080409/NYW017LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080409/NYW017LOGO) Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported its best month of...

2010-09-29 14:10:00

PARIS/>, September 29, 2010/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Cross reference: Picture is available via epa european pressphoto agency and can be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.presseportal.de/story.htx?firmaid=68912 - Mercedes-Benz, the inventor of the automobile, is starting its activities surrounding the 125th anniversary of the automobile with a bold look forward. On January 29, 2011/> it will be 125 years to the day when Carl Benz/> submitted his patent application for...

2010-09-28 07:45:00

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Supervisory Board decides to expand the Daimler Board of Management Daimler's goal is a corporate culture that fulfills the highest ethical demands and is regarded as exemplary Further initiatives to strengthen compliance activities will be implemented successively Dr. Manfred Bischoff: "Compliance and integrity are extremely important to the Daimler Group and we intend to set new standards in this respect. This is why we have...

2010-07-27 05:02:00

STUTTGART, Germany, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Recovering automotive markets around the world, strong growth in major car and commercial-vehicle markets, an attractive product portfolio and the implementation of efficiency improvements had a very positive effect on Daimler AG (stock-exchange symbol DAI) in the second quarter of 2010. As already announced on July 16, Group EBIT amounted to euro 2,104 million (Q2 2009: minus euro 1,005 million). (Logo:...

2010-07-13 16:06:00

MONTVALE, N.J., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized as an industry leader "setting the pace in tough times," Ernst Lieb, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has been named to the annual Automotive News 2010 "All-Stars" roster. Specifically, Lieb was selected as the "All-Star" of the "European Automaker/U.S. Executive" category. This is the second time Lieb has made the "All-Star" list since taking the helm of MBUSA in 2006. (Logo:...

2010-07-01 11:28:00

NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Daimler AG (stock exchange abbreviation DAI) today reported U.S. sales of 19,574 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 20 Percent compared to June 2009. All sales figures in this release are on an unadjusted basis unless otherwise noted. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080409/NYW017LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080409/NYW017LOGO ) Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported June sales of 18,997...

2010-06-30 07:00:00

BEIJING, June 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Mercedes-Benz (China) Ltd today announced the establishment of the Mercedes-Benz Star Fund with a start-up fund of RMB 30 million in partnership with the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF). The Mercedes-Benz Star Fund, the automaker's first-ever charity fund in collaboration with nationwide dealers and one of the largest start-up charity funds in Chinese auto industry, came into effect in a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People....


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'