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The organization in each State that supervises the operations and affairs of State banks.
Bank CD rates were moderately lower for the week for the week ending October 29, 2009. The short term CD interest rates had the largest rate movement, unfortunately to the downside. Mid term CD rates were modestly higher and the long term, five year CD rates were down just slightly.
Six month CD rates that are
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