Long-term mortgage interest rates were down Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.3 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average dipped to 5.39 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate sank to 4.96 percent. The 1-year adjustable was down at 4.02 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield increased to 4.55 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 up 79.69 points, or 0.76 percent, finishing at 10,552.78. The Nasdaq gained 25.82 points, or 1.22 percent, closing at 2,141.22. Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. *** What's your opinion? Send your Letter to the Editor to [email protected]...
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