The Week Ahead

NAPM SURVEY

Monday, Apr. 3, 10 a.m. EDT -- The National Association of Purchasing Management business index probably slipped to 56.5% in March, from 56.9% in February. That's the median forecast of economists surveyed by Standard & Poor's MMS, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Industrial activity has been accelerating since last summer, with output boosted by both domestic and foreign demand.

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