Business & Tech

Thursday’s business agenda


Mortgage rates

New numbers for the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.17 percent from 4.19 percent the week before.


Massachusetts jobless rate

The Massachusetts unemployment rate for January will be released Thursday. The Commonwealth’s jobless rate dropped to 2.8 percent in December.


Intellectual property in the marketplace

Come to an event focused on managing intellectual property. Attendees will view presentations on how to address the common challenges created by competition in the IP world. Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, One Broadway, Cambridge. Free.


Guppy Tank


Harvard’s Office of Technology Development is hosting the latest event in its Guppy Tank series, where two teams of Harvard life science students pitch their concepts to a panel of entrepreneurs and investors. Audience feedback is encouraged. There will be a networking reception following the panel. Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m., Lab Central, 700 Main St. North, Cambridge. Free.

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