Wall Street and Washington are set to get even cozier with President Trump in office, writes Andrew Ross Sorkin for The New York Times
Despite the monthly the rise, the number was 2 percent lower than the total in March 2016.
The majority of respondents’ comments indicate a positive outlook on business conditions and the overall economy, the group said.
The Commerce Department announced factory orders increased 1 percent in February after a 1.5 percent gain in January.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 94th consecutive month, according to The Institute for Supply Management on Monday.
John Ryding, RDQ Economics chief economist, says a Fed runoff could be in the future as it attempts to reduce its balance sheet.
CNBC's Steve Liesman talks about the Federal Reserve's $4.5 trillion balance sheet and the possibility of a government bond sale on the horizon.
Economists expected the index to hit 114 in March, according to Reuters.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest read on consumer spending and the health of the U.S. economy.
The Commerce Department said new home sales increased 6.1 percent to a rate of 592,000 units last month, the highest level since July 2016.
Economist expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to hit 97 in March, according to Thomson Reuters.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on industrial production and capacity utilization which was down 0.1% to 75.4%.
Monthly job openings were at 5.6 million on the last business day in January, the Labor Department says.
Bill Emerson, Rock Holdings vice chair, provides insight to the housing market as mortgage rates begin to move up.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on retail sales and consumer prices.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest results from CNBC's exclusive survey on the U.S. economy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on producer prices.
After a solid jobs report, investors increasingly are expecting a green light for a Federal Reserve rate hike at its next meeting.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on trade and consumer credit.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at what the data is showing about the economy and odds of a rate hike.