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The highest CD rates available nationally slipped by a fraction during the first week of December, 2014. Based on the most recent survey of bank CD rates conducted by SelectCDrates.com, the average rate for the top ten best bank CDs dropped by 3/1000ths of a percent.
The average CD rate, covering all maturities in the SelectCDrates.com
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An account held in the name of a decedent that is administered by an executor or administrator of the estate.
Distribution of earnings to shareholders. In credit unions, it’s the money paid to members for deposits, similar to the interest banks pay to their customers for deposits
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Funds that a depository institution is required to maintain as vault cash or on deposit with a Federal Reserve Bank; required amount varies according to required reserve ratios set by the Board of Governors and the volume of liabilities that require the reserves held by the institution.
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