Fed doesn't blame shaky economy on oil prices

Mortgage rates hold below 6%

Long-term interest rates made another run at the lows of the year, the 10-year T-note approaching 4 percent, mortgages briefly below 5.75 percent, but today both moved back up toward the baseline bottom of the last couple of months, aided by a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in which he indicated little concern for oil supplies or prices.

Economic data continued on the soft side.