Long-term mortgage interest rates continued to fall Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield gained to 4.51 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average dropped to 6.06 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate slipped to 5.73 percent. The 1-year adjustable was down at 5.92 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield was up at 4.79 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 rose 57.88 points, or 0.44 percent, finishing at 13,363.35. The Nasdaq was up 8.37 points, or 0.32 percent, closing at 2,614.32. Stock fi...
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