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Interest rates held steady at the close of Monday September 22, 2009. Treasury rates mostly ran in place, ending the day where they started.
The three month Treasury showed some life by rising three basis points or 3/100 of a percent, however the three month had dropped on Friday when other short term Treasuries held steady.
Long term bank rates, mortgage rates and CD rates were all bumped higher when the first week of September came to a close on the Friday the 6th. Strengthening economic news and the prospect that the Fed will begin to taper their bond buying stimulus program very soon was the catalyst for the rate spikes.
If you have more than 50% of its total area, the bank will replace the bill with a new one. They do this to prevent someone from splitting the bill right in half and doubling their value. Only the portion with a higher than 50% of its total area will be replaceable.
The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment claims for the week ending November 15, 2008.
The Seasonally Adjusted Figures:
The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 542,000, an increase of 27,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 515,000. The 4-week moving average was 506,500, an increase of 15,750 from the previous week’s revised average
Centric Bank is headquartered in south central Pennsylvania, offers business and personal banking services supported by high-touch expertise, mobile banking and high-tech Internet banking features. There is a wonderful quote by the president of the bank posted on their web site that states, “A community bank’s foundation is built around people, not protocol. We are
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