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MB Financial Bank has an ad running in the Sunday Nov. 9th, 2008 Chicago Tribune called the safe and secure MB’s money market account. The ad runs with an offer for their bank money market account with a 3.60% interest rate. The minimum balance needed to achieve the 3.60% rate is $25,000.00. Per the ad,
Dime Savings Bank is advertising a 4.10% interest rate on either a one year CD or money market account. The one year CD requires a minimum $500.00 to open the account and receive the advertised yield. The money market account has a 4.10% APY that is guaranteed for 3 months on balances up to $100,000.00.
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Labor Department release December 4th, 2008. Unemployment claims.
The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment claims for the week ending November 29, 2008. The figures were somewhat less than expected but still significantly large numbers.
The Seasonally Adjusted Figures for November 29, 2008:
The advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 509,000, a decrease of 21,000 from
Shopping for CD rates has never been easier. Our site offers a wealth of information on bank CD rates that are available nationally and in local state markets. Banks are eager to maintain the depositors they have and in many cases more eager to expand their deposit base. Since selling superior service without the client
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The average of the best six month CD rates
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