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Thursday, Oct. 11
The latest rate for the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported that it fell to 4.71 percent from 4.72 percent the week before.
Friday, Oct. 12
Master business etiquette
Learn to better communicate with your co-workers at an Etiquette Academy of New England class. Attendees will explore the interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in business. Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., The Etiquette Academy of New England, 1309 Beacon St., room 300, Brookline. $187. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Hear about international innovation
Watch dozens of startups from seven different countries sell their ideas at a pitch competition hosted by nonprofit Leading Cities. Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., Boston City Hall, City Council Chambers, City Hall Square, 5th floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Make professional connections
Meet fellow business people at a networking event hosted by the Woburn Tipclub, a business networking group. Newcomers can present their business pitch to the room in a “lightning round” of introductions. Friday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Sandler Training, 300 Tradecenter Drive, Suite 5550, Woburn. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.
Get expert advice
International entrepreneurs are invited to receive expert feedback at an event hosted by startup coach Derrick Duplessy. Each attendee will receive 10 minutes of personal business coaching. Friday, 3 to 5:30 p.m., CIC Boston, 50 Milk St., 17th floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at bostonglobe.com.