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Long-term mortgage interest rates came down Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield sank to 3.77 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average slipped to 5.94 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate decreased to 5.43 percent. The 1-year adjustable rate dipped to 4.9 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield was lower at 4.54 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 142.96 points, or 1.15 percent, finishing at 12,284.3. The Nasdaq was down 27.32 points, or 1.17 percent, closing at 2,299.78. Stock fi...