Both the official as well the Caixin/Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index showed manufacturing activity growth slowing in February.
David Rosenberg of Rosenberg Research predicts inflation fears are temporary, and the 10-year Treasury Note yield will return to 1%.
The FDA approved Johnson & Johnson's vaccine on Saturday, giving the U.S. a third tool to fight the pandemic following vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer.
U.S. officials this week offered their most full-throated endorsement yet of a digital dollar. Meanwhile, China has accelerated efforts for a digital currency.
During the fourth quarter the company bought back around $9 billion of Berkshire shares, bringing the total 2020 repurchase to a record $24.7 billion.
Johnson & Johnson board member Dr. Mark McClellan says the company expects 20 million Covid vaccine doses delivered by the end of March.
The rapid rise in bond yields has made stocks skittish and that could be a factor in the week ahead.
Two people suffered severe allergic reactions shortly after getting Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine, a J&J scientist told an FDA panel.
The 90-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is set to release his annual shareholder letter Saturday morning.
Virgin Galactic shares fell after the company revealed delays to its test flight program, with the launch of its commercial service pushed to 2022.