Portrait of American educator and television personality Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003) of the television series 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,' circa 1980s. - 

From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Thursday:

  • The Conference Board releases its monthly index of leading economic indicators.
  • It’s the first day of spring. One springtime activity—the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It begins in Washington.
  • And Mister Rogers fans, put on a nice sweater. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Day is observed on the anniversary of Fred Rogers’ birthday.