Long-term mortgage interest rates held steady Thursday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield fell to 4.55 percent.

The 30-year fixed-rate average stayed at 5.68 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate remained at 5.44 percent. The 1-year adjustable was unchanged at 5.31 percent.

The 30-year Treasury bond yield dropped to 4.69 percent.

Rates 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 42.62 points, or 0.34 percent, finishing at 12,421.25. The Nasdaq was down 11.76 points, or 0.48 percent, closing at 2,415.85.

Stock and bond figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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