Long-term mortgage interest rates declined Wednesday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield rose to 4.56 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average sank to 6.05 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate dipped to 5.68 percent. The 1-year adjustable stayed at 5.71 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield was up at 4.8 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 79.26 points, or 0.56 percent, finishing at 13,968.05. The Nasdaq was down 17.68 points, or 0.64 percent, closing at 2,729.43. Stock figures are curr...
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