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Today's opening numbers:

TSX: 14,209.59

DOW: 16,321.71

NASDAQ: 4,308.12

DOLLAR: 90.30 cents US

Coming this week:

Today -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the industrial product and raw-materials price indexes for January.

Wednesday -- In Ottawa, the Bank of Canada announces its decision on the target for its overnight bank rate.

Thursday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases building permits for January. In Winnipeg, the 2014-15 Manitoba budget is tabled.

Friday -- In Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the labour-force survey for February, Canadian international merchandise trade for January and the labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit-labour cost for the fourth quarter.

TUESDAY

Business Plan: Analysis and Evaluation Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 5:30 p.m. $50.

March 4-5: Project Management: A Practical Approach QNET, 660-175 Hargrave St., 204-949-4999, mail@qnet.ca, http://www.qnet.ca/.

WEDNESDAY

Business Network International BNI Nexus Chapter Centro Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Ave., noon with Cindy Gaudet on avoiding the pitfalls of online booking. How travel agencies can save you money. $17.

Business Networking International -- Accelerators Chapter Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave., 11:55 a.m. with D'arcy Johnston, D'arcy's Animal Rescue Centre will enlighten the group with how we can enrich the lives of our animal friends... especially at this dangerous time of year. $15.

Metro Club Business Networking with Grace Thomson, the Fort Garry Hotel Spa & Conference Centre, 222 Broadway, http://www.themetroclub.com, 11:45 a.m. with the Dream Factory. Information: René Saurette 204-697-3902. $22.35.

Service Excellence For Chinese Visitors Manitoba Tourism Education Council, 75 Scurfield Blvd. Unit 3, 204-957-7437, register@mtec.mb.ca, 9 a.m.

THURSDAY

Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL): Is your organization ready for it?, Delta Hotel, 350 St Mary Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. with Brandi Field, a lawyer with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. $35 members, $45 non-members, $25 student members, $30 student non-members.

Event Co-ordinator 101 Manitoba Tourism Education Council, 75 Scurfield Blvd. Unit 3, 204-957-7437, register@mtec.mb.ca, 9 a.m.

Simple Rules for Organizational Change QNET, 660-175 Hargrave St., 204-949-4999, mail@qnet.ca, http://www.qnet.ca/.

FRIDAY

Growth Through IP: Intellectual Property for Small Business, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave., 8 a.m. with Lora Kushner, intellectual property lawyer, Norima Consulting. Information: www.embevents.ca. $25.

Wellness Improvement Fundamentals Coaching Tele-course Interpersonal Wellness Serices Inc., 13-875 Gateway Rd., noon with Joyce Odidison. Register: 204-668-5283 or www.iwsci.com. Free.

The Canadian Red Cross and RBC present The Pink Panel -- Standing Up to Bullying, from the boardroom to the classroom, noon-1 p.m., RBC Convention Centre, second-floor theatre. RSVP: thepinkpanel.eventbrite.ca, 204-988-3502. Free.

The Free Press welcomes items for the Business Calendar. They should include the time, date, location and any sponsor and fees. Please enter your information at http://wfp.to/events. Items can also be mailed to Diane Pratt, Winnipeg Free Press, 1355 Mountain Ave., R2X 3B6, Winnipeg, Man., faxed to 204-697-7412 or emailed (without attachments) to: diane.pratt@freepress.mb.ca. The deadline to submit items is Wednesday.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 3, 2014 B6

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