Long-term mortgage interest rates fell further Wednesday and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield gained to 4.57 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average dipped to 5.7 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate was down at 5.45 percent. The 1-year adjustable slid to 5.33 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield increased to 4.68 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 rose 52.39 points, or 0.43 percent, finishing at 12,268.63. The Nasdaq was up 8.29 points, or 0.34 percent, closing at 2,416.15. Stock and bond figures are ...
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