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Long-term mortgage interest rates were lower Wednesday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield fell to 3.98 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average sank to 5.1 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate dipped to 4.68 percent. The 1-year adjustable fell to 3.6 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield decreased to 4.36 percent. Rates are current as of 7:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Mortgage rate figures are according to Bankrate.com, 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 60.52 points, or 0.56 percent, finishing at 10,664.11. The Nasdaq was down 34.13 points, or 1.64 percent, closing at 2,052.55. Stock and bond figures are cu...