Long-term mortgage interest rates were down Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.51 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average sank to 5.68 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate dipped to 5.42 percent. The 1-year adjustable edged up to 5.34 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield was up at 4.66 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 68.25 points, or 0.56 percent, finishing at 12,260.7. The Nasdaq was up 13.09 points, or 0.55 percent, closing at 2,387.73. Stock and bond figures are current as ...
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