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Chrysler no longer at death's door Add to ...

Perhaps lost amid all the recent and very loud buzz about Chrysler becoming essentially a government-free car company was news of a major management shuffle with long-term implications. They beg the question: is Chrysler's leadership becoming burned out?

It's a good and fair concern. Rebecca Lindland, an analyst at Lexington, Mass.-based IHS Automotive, told the Detroit News: "People at Chrysler have been working non-stop for two years to revitalize these brands. The stress, the dedication - they have really been paying their dues, and [Chrysler CEO] Sergio (Marchionne) may be looking for a little bit of a fresh start. You want to avoid burnout."

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