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    Thursday’s business agenda


    Iceland and energy innovation

    Iceland Naturally, along with the MIT Media Lab and the City Science Initiative, will be hosting an energy innovation discussion to talk about Boston and Reykjavik’s innovations around sustainable energy. Thursday, 8:15 to 11 a.m., MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Multi-Purpose Room E14-674, Cambridge. Free.

    Economic release

    Should you refinance?

    After rising for a few weeks, mortgage rates fell last week to 3.75 percent for the average national rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, from 3.8 percent the week before. FreddieMac releases the latest numbers Thursday at 10 a.m.


    How risky is it?

    The Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis are holding a workshop on the science of risk assessment and how to prepare your business for inevitable occupational hazards. 8:30 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Thursday, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB Building, 651 Huntington Ave., Boston. $2,300.


    Bloggers unite


    The second monthly meeting of the Boston Blogging Meetup will focus on effective strategies for search engine optimization. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk St., Boston. $8 to $25.


    Selling for nonprofits

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    501Partners is hosting a workshop for nonprofits who want to recruit and implement an effective sales force. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CIC-Boston, 50 Milk St., Boston. $149 to $249.

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