U.S. Employment Preview U.S. Employment Preview: February employment is expected to reveal a 130k (median 145k) payrolls gain for the month following January's 113k increase. Downside risks remain to the data as a result of inclement weather on the East Coast, weaker producer sentiment for the month and weak ADP data as discussed in Monday's commentary.
Argus Research President Eade and Research Director to hold a conference call Research Director Kelleher and Senior Consumer Discretionary Analyst Graja, along with Argus President Eade provide insights on the current retailer reporting season, the outlook for retailing and what it says about consumer spending in the current economic climate on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 12 at 11 am.
Cosmetics firms' latest safety proposal rejected by FDA, WSJ reports FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael R. Taylor has rejected the cosmetic industry's newest proposal for a regulatory overhaul aimed at improving the safety of beauty and personal-care products, reports the Wall Street Journal. Taylor expressed his "profound disappointment" in industry proposals that he contends "would actually reduce FDA's current ability to take action against dangerous cosmetics."Reference Link
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke speaks at a conference Former Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke speaks before the IHS CERAWeek 2014 Conference being held in Houston on March 7 at 12:30 pm.