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Manufacturing data and car sales may show a warming economy

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Traders are looking for manufacturing data and March car sales to show some snap back from February's chilled results.

The big data for the week is Friday's jobs report, but every important measure of economic activity is being scrutinized to see if it was just the weather that dampened data for the last several months or something else.

"I think in general heading into this quarter ... markets are going to be more data dependent than ever, which in the least increases volatility around the major data points," said John Briggs, head of cross-asset strategy at RBS.