Friday's numbers on jobs come directly after back-to-back underwhelming reports, raising questions about whether it's just cold weather — or something less cyclical — causing the sluggish figures.
The legislation would allow the Obama administration to provide loan guarantees to Ukraine.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen vowed to do all she could to boost the economy when she was formally sworn in to the job Wednesday.
New Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said his panel is looking down many economic avenues to convince Russia to step back from its move into Crimea.
In his first hearing as the head of the committee, Wyden said his committee is "now looking at every possible economic lever to pressure Russia to step back from its unprovoked incursion into Crimea."
Private-sector employers added 139,000 jobs in February, the third straight month of subpar growth.
The White House stepped back its economic expectations for the remainder of the president’s term in its latest budget request.
The polling company said daily spending was the highest for a February since 2008.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Monday that the economy is steadily improving even though it is not expanding as fast as some would like.
Manufacturing activity picked up pace last month behind an increase in new orders and inventories amid bad winter weather that tossed up an extra hurdle for economic growth.
President Obama will release his fiscal 2015 budget on Tuesday, and the rest of the week in Congress will be dominated by that action.