Today's opening numbers:
Dollar 91.97 cents US
Today -- in Washington, the U.S. Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August and the U.S. Commerce Department releases construction spending for July.
Wednesday -- in Ottawa, the Bank of Canada announces its decision on the target for the overnight rate. In Detroit, automakers release vehicle sales for August.
Thursday -- in Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the Canadian international merchandise trade figures for July. In New York, a number of chain retailers release August sales.
Friday -- in Ottawa, Statistics Canada releases the labour force survey for August, labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost for the second quarter and the stocks of principal field crops as of July 31, 2014. In Washington U.S. Labor Department releases employment data for August.
BNI Business Owners presents Reading Nutrition Labels Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave., 7:30 a.m. with Katharine Caines, Vitality Wellness Centre. $15.
Accelerators Chapter, BNI luncheon Winnipeg Winter Club, 200 River Ave., 11:55 a.m. with Dave Boyechko, barrister/solicitor, family law matters including wills, real estate dealings etc. Free.
Winnipeg BEST Ambassador Manitoba Tourism Education Council, 75 Scurfield Blvd., 204-957-7437, firstname.lastname@example.org, 9 a.m.
Winnipeg Rotary Club meeting RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., 12:15 p.m. with Ed Hollaman on Just in Case and End Polio Now. $16.
Sept. 9: Entrepreneurship Manitoba three-day business planning workshop, Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., 204-487-6117, 9 a.m. $60.
Sept. 9: MTEC Job Fair RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave., 204-957-7437, 10 a.m.
Sept. 9: Three-Day Business Planning Workshop Entrepreneurship Manitoba, Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., 204-487-6117, 9 a.m. $60.
Sept. 10: ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor Training 2-day IQ9000 Office, 220-530 Kensaton Blvd., 204-453-5900, 8:30 a.m. Information: www.iq9000.com. $795.
Sept. 10: Are You Ready to Be an Entrepreneur? World Trade Centre Winnipeg, 219 Provencher Blvd, 3rd Floor, 9 a.m. Register: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/calendar-of-events or 204-984-2272. Free.
Sept. 10: Metro Club Business Networking with Bob Upton The Hotel Fort Garry Spa & Conference Centre, 222 Broadway, 204 942-8251, http://www.themetroclub.com, 11:45 a.m. Information: Scott Dunsire 204-589-0112. $25.
Sept. 10: Winnipeg Rotary Club The Charterhouse Hotel, 12:15 p.m., 330 York Ave., with Dr. Greg Mason, PhD, Global Economy. $16.
Sept. 10: Investors Group Downtown Career presentation Investors Group Wpg Downtown Office, 444 St. Mary Ave., 9th Flr, 204-943-6828, email@example.com, 5:30 p.m. Register: Janet Krawchuk, 204-943-6828 ext. 300 or 1-866-285-2969. Free.
Sept. 11: Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba Welcome to Business, 100-207 Donald St., 204-988-1860, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Sept. 11: Hiring Smart - Skills for Effective Employee Recruitment and Selection World Trade Centre Winnipeg, 219 Provencher Blvd, 3rd Floor, 9 a.m. Register: http://www.wtcwinnipeg.com/calendar-of-events or 204-984-2272. Free.
Sept. 12: Effective Meetings: Agendas, Materials, Minutes and More Best Western Charterhouse Hotel. Register: 204-477-5985, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.praxisconsulting.ca. $125.
Sept. 12: Dynamic Networking Professionals breakfast branch, 7:30 a.m., CanadInns, 826 Regent Ave. and St. James branch, noon, Legion, 1755 Portage Ave. Information: Darlene 866-505-3591.
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