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Long-term mortgage interest rates were lower Friday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield decreased slightly to 4.04 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 5.26 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate decreased to 4.54 percent. The 1-year adjustable was down at 3.24 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield decreased to 4.92 percent. Rates are current as of 7:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Mortgage rate figures are according to, which publishes nightly averages based on its survey of 4,000 banks in 50 states. Points on these mortgages range from zero to 3.5. In other economic news, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 66.22 points, or 0.62 percent, finishing at 10,627.85. The Nasdaq was down 20.05 points, or 0.97 percent, closing at 2,053.56. Sto...