Long-term mortgage interest rates were down Friday, and the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond yield slipped to 4.68 percent. The 30-year fixed-rate average fell to 6.23 percent, and the 15-year fixed rate sank to 5.91 percent. The 1-year adjustable held steady at 5.51 percent. The 30-year Treasury bond yield was down at 4.87 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 tumbled 281.42 points, or 2.09 percent, finishing at 13,181.91. The Nasdaq lost 64.73 points, or 2.51 percent, closing at 2,511.25. Stock figures are current as of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ...
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