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Business News Advisory

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Business News Advisory

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Business News Advisory

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TUESDAY, MARCH 8,2016

BUSINESS NEWS ADVISORY

Here are the CP Business Department's late plans for today. All times Eastern unless otherwise stated. Entries are subject to change as news develops. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Business Editor Lee-Anne Goodman at lee-anne.goodman@thecanadianpress.com, Assistant Business Editor Tara Brautigam at tara.brautigam@thecanadianpress.com, or the department at business@thecanadianpress.com. We can also be reached at 416-507-2138.

TOP NEWS:

CIBC CEO 'concerned' about board diversity

Women-in-Business

TORONTO -- The CEO of CIBC says Canada's resource-centric economy is partly to blame for the country falling behind others when it comes to increasing the number of women who sit on corporate boards."We've made progress, but I think we're lagging behind other countries, and that's probably the greatest concern that I have," Victor Dodig said Tuesday during a panel discussion about women in business at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Moves National and Business. 550 words.By Alexandra Posadzki.

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Vancouver's empty homes in line with other cities

Vacant-Homes

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver's rate of vacant homes is in line with other big cities and has been flat since 2002, but the number of unoccupied units is growing due to overall growth in housing stock.A study that examined the electricity consumption of all homes in the city over a 12-year period has found the residential non-occupancy rate was 4.9 per cent in 2002 and 4.8 per cent in 2014. PHOTO. Moves Business and National. Guard against duplication. Will be writethru.

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Pace of housing starts picks up in February

CMHC-Housing-Starts

OTTAWA -- The number of homes that started to get built in Canada last month picked up, boosted by a jump in multiple-unit dwellings such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses.But the housing market in the oilpatch continued to struggle as the rate of housing starts in the Prairies headed lower while other major regions of the country saw increases. 410 words. By Craig Wong.

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