Long-term mortgage interest rates inched lower on Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield jumped to 4.9 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 6.02 percent, and the 15-year fixed-rate increased to 5.71 percent. The 1-year adjustable was unchanged at 5.08 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.97 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 23.05 points, or 0.21 percent, finishing at 11,216.5. The Nasdaq gained 1.42 points, or 0.06 percent, closing at 2,361.17. Stock and bond ...
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