The National Automobile Dealers Assn. says its quarterly Dealer Optimism Index, which measures dealers' expectations for the next 12 months, is up 27 points, a reflection of improvement in profits and record new-car sales in 1999, plus strong sales in January and February. • United Auto Workers President Stephen P. Yokich calls for a stronger ergonomics standard in the U.S. workplace. Mr. Yokich says 600,000 workers each year are hurt due to faulty ergonomics, costing companies billions ...

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