Long-term mortgage interest rates were down Friday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield climbed to 4.53 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average dipped to 5.78 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate slipped to 5.38 percent. The 1-year adjustable was unchanged at 4.5 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield increased to 4.73 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 gained 23.46 points, or 0.22 percent, finishing at 10,778.58. The Nasdaq rose 10.27 points, or 0.46 percent, closing at 2,256.73. Stock and bond figures...
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