Chrysler Sales Up 12 Percent

Business is booming at Chrysler. The company posted its third-quarter sales on Tuesday, recording a 12 percent increase from a year ago and its best September since 2007. Although the numbers were down slightly since August, the overall gain beat analysts’ expectations, which Bloomberg forecasters pegged at a 6.3 percent increase. The third-quarter gain was fueled by a 51 percent increase in Fiat sales since last year, including the recently introduced super-efficient Dodge Dart, which sold more than 5,000 units.