The results of the National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago's business survey for March are scheduled to be released at 9:45 am ET. Economists expect the business barometer index based on the survey, to be at 34.7.

The US dollar held steady versus other major currencies ahead of the report. As of 9:40 am ET, the greenback was worth 98.45 against the yen, 1.1382 against the Swiss franc, 1.3306 against the euro and 1.4308 per pound.

For comments and feedback: contact