U.S. manufacturing output rebounded in February, the latest sign the economy is gaining momentum in wake of severe weather.
A gauge of manufacturing in New York state rose in March though at a slower rate than forecast, as new orders and inventories jumped.
Warren Buffett said when he called the 2008 financial crisis an "economic Pearl Harbor" the description was not enough.
The jobless queue shortened substantially last week, while import prices logged a big jump.
CNBC's before the bell news roundup
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