As the BLS is scheduled to release its big Jobs Report today at 8:30 a.m. EDT, Goldman Sachs (GS) economist expect the report will show the unemployment rate at 6.6%, down from 6.7% in February, as the U.S. economy added 200K jobs last month. The economy added 175,000 in February. [via Zero Hedge] “We forecast […]View the full post at: Goldman’s (GS) U.S. March Jobs Report Prediction
TORONTO — Former Windsor-West MPP Sandra Pupatello emerged as the front-runner in the race to replace Dalton McGuinty as Ontario premier and Liberal leader after a weekend of delegate selection votes across the province.
Pupatello, who quit politics in 2011, captured 504 committed first-ballot delegates (27.44%) to the leadership convention in Toronto Jan. 25-27, according to official results released at two a.m. Monday.
The short list of potential candidates to replace Tim Hudak as leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party became even shorter Thursday when Rod Phillips, the former head of the provincial lottery corporation, announced he would not seek the job.
Phillips, who currently chairs the boards of Postmedia Network, which owns the National Post, and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, had been touted as a Toronto-friendly candidate in the race.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) will vie to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader next week. Sessions told The Washington Post's Robert Costa on Thursday he will run for majority leader and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) will not run.
After more than three decades together, resulting in two children, a charitable foundation and many musical collaborations, Canadian rock legend Neil Young and long-time muse, Pegi, are calling it quits, according to a published report.
Mr. Young, 68, filed a petition to dissolve the marriage in the couple’s hometown of San Mateo, Calif., on July 29, Rolling Stone reported on its website Tuesday. A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12.
Spencer Dale is leaving the Bank of England (BOE) after 25 years to join BP plc (ADR) (BP). Since the arrival of the new Governor Mark Carney a year ago, there have been numerous changes in the management of the central bank. Mr. Dale was Chief Economist under the previous governor’s tenure before becoming Executive Director for financial stability around two months ago, as part of some major changes brought on by the new governor.
TORONTO — There are no big lineups as Liberal delegates start voting today for their new leader and Ontario’s next premier at their convention in Toronto.
About 100 Liberals waiting for the opening of voting at 9 a.m. quickly moved through the registration area at the former Maple Leaf Gardens, site of Dalton McGuinty’s leadership victory in 1996.
The delegates actually cast their first ballot votes as they register for the convention, which doesn’t officially open until this evening when the Liberals will pay tribute to McGuinty.