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Cerberus agreed to absorb most of the auto company’s approximately $18 billion in long-term retiree health care costs. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the federal agency that ensures private pensions, said yesterday Daimler will pay $1 billion to Chrysler’s pension plan if it is terminated within five years. Chrysler also is contributing $200 million beyond the required minimums to its plan over five years.

DaimlerChrysler shares fell $2.06, or 2.3 percent, to $89.12 yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange.