Daily market update: Dec. 30, 2015

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We'll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. National Association of Realtors' Pending Home Sales Index for November 2015: The pending home sales index declined by 0.9 percent to 106.9 in November. This is 0.9 percent below October's index but 2.7 percent above November 2014. The November annual gain was the smallest since October 2014. First American's Loan Application Defect Index for November 2015: The defect index fell 1.3 percent month-over-month in November 2015. The index fell 8.2 percent year-over-year in November 2015. The defect index for refinance transactions was down 2.9 percent month-over-month, 10.7 percent year-over-year. <a href=''><img alt='First American Misrepresentation and Defect Index ' src='http://public...