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Business agenda

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REAL ESTATE

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 4.56 percent from 4.66 percent the week before.

Friday, June 8

MEET UP

Business referrals

Local professionals who want to grow their business by referral are invited to attend a weekly morning meetup with other like-minded business people. Friday, 7 to 8:30 a.m., 112 Paris St., East Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

CONFERENCE

Improving the Mass. economy

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Join The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts for a half-day conference Toward a Fair & Equitable Massachusetts Economy: Practical Steps for a Diverse & Inclusive Entrepreneurial Community. Participants will have networking opportunities and hear from speakers. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, Curry Student Center, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston. Tickets range from $20 to $50. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

WORKSHOP

New career opportunities

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Those thinking of a career change are invited to attend the first of three workshops designed to help participants assess their skills and identify jobs that fit their needs. Friday, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., JVS CareerSolution, 75 Federal St., third floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

SEMINAR

Be a travel agent

Learn how to become an independent travel agent, earning commissions by booking trips. Friday, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott Boston-South Boston, 63 R Boston St., Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.

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