Good news for everyone's 401Ks... http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/31/markets/markets_newyork/index.htm NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Blue chips slipped Friday, at the end of one of the best first quarters for the major gauges in years. While concerns about interest rates are bound to remain in place next week, stocks could benefit from some early quarter and early April seasonal strength. Personal income rose 0.3 percent in February, the government reported. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com thought it would rise 0.4 percent. Income rose 0.7 percent in January. Personal spending rose 0.1 percent in February, versus forecasts for no change. Spending rose a revised 0.8 percent last month. The report also showed a mild inflationary environment. The "core" PCE price index, the report's inflation component, rose 0.1 percent, in line with estimates. The University of Michigan's revised consumer sentiment index, released after the start of trade, rose to 88.9 from an earlier read of 86.7. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com thought it would rise to 86.9. The Chicago PMI, a regional read on manufacturing, rose to 60.4 in March from 54.9 in February. Economists thought it would rise to 57.0.