Long-term mortgage interest rates continued lower Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.03 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average dipped to 5.23 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate sank to 4.81 percent. The 1-year adjustable was down at 3.83 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield increased to 4.31 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 lost 21.97 points, or 0.21 percent, finishing at 10,459.63. The Nasdaq fell 4.19 points, or 0.19 percent, closing at 2,147.9. Stock and bond figures ...
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