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Thursday, Jan. 24


Mortgage rates

The latest mortgage rates will be released Thursday. Last week, Freddie Mac reported that a 30-year, fixed-rate loan remained the same at 4.45 percent interest compared to the week before.

Friday, Jan. 25


Widen your circle

Connect with fellow businesspeople at an event hosted by BNI Financial District, a global financial and business network. Attendees can access training and referral opportunities. Friday, 7 to 8:30 a.m., 125 Summer St., eighth floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the


Pitch perfect


Find out the best way to attract investors at an event hosted by BostonSpeaks. The instructor will review the different types of investors and the best way to pitch to each of them, as well as other pitching strategies. Friday, 9 to 11 a.m., BostonSpeaks, 50 Milk St., Boston. $50. Register online or go to the


Learn to code

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Pick up the fundamentals of the coding language Python at an event hosted by General Assembly. Participants will learn how to write and run Python scripts and where the language fits in the business world. Bring a laptop with Anaconda already installed. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $299. Register online or go to the


Take interest in IP

Learn how to research intellectual property and review market research strategies at an event hosted by MIT’s Technology Innovation Lab. The event will focus on tools that can be employed for this type of research. Lunch will be provided. Friday, 12:30 to 2 p.m., MIT, Building E25-111, 45 Carleton St., Cambridge. Free. Register online or go to the

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