Long-term mortgage interest rates increased Monday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield also increased to 3.54 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average climed to 5.68 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate increased to 5.26 percent. The 1-year adjustable rate slipped to 5.65 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield was up at 4.35 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 gained 3.01 points, or 0.02 percent, finishing at 12,612.43. The Nasdaq lost 6.15 points, or 0.26 percent, closing at 2,364.83. Stock...
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