Long-term mortgage interest rates were up for the fifth consecutive night on Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.75 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 5.84 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate gained to 5.55 percent. The 1-year adjustable held at 5.66 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield climbed to 4.91 percent. Rates and bonds 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 lost 10.81 points, or 0.08 percent, finishing at 13,476.72. The Nasdaq was down 8.04 points, or 0.32 percent, closing at 2,539.38. Stock figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time....
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