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    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 rose to 4.32 percent from 4.22 percent the week before.


    Reports due

    Cognex Corp. is expected to release its earnings report today for the fiscal quarter that ended in December.

    Friday, Feb. 16


    Brush up on loans

    Attend a training session, hosted by the Massachusetts office of the US Small Business Association, to learn how to navigate updated procedures for its loan programs. Networking to follow. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tip O’Neill Federal Building, 10 Causeway St., conference room B, first floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at


    The year ahead


    Attend a forum on 2018’s economic forecast hosted by the Worcester Business Journal in partnership with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. Speakers will consider how the stock market will fare, what effects tax reform will have on the economy, and what geopolitical issues to watch this year. Friday, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester. $45. Register online or go to the business agenda at


    Millennials and banks

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    Attend a talk hosted by Finimize, a platform that helps millennials manage their finances, on the future of millennials’ relationships with banks. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., Cambridge Innovation Center, 50 Milk St., Anchor Room, ground floor, Boston. Free. Register online or go to the business agenda at


    The future of FinTech

    Attend the annual TechConnect conference hosted by BU’s Questrom School of Business. Hear from experts across the financial technology industry on how a new generation of startups are transforming the business world. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Boston University Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Tickets range from $20 to $25. Register online or go to the business agenda at

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