DETROIT – Ward's/DRI has again improved its production outlook for the rest of 2002 and 2003. The U.S. economy now looks poised for stronger growth in the second half of 2002. Corporate profits appear to have bottomed out and are ready to turn up, which hopefully will create more capital expenditures and make jobs easier to find for the unemployed. Also, a large share of business inventory needs to be replenished and the global economic outlook is on the rise. In the automotive sector, ...

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