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A strong jobs report following a cautious report from the head of the Federal Reserve has caused a fracture in bank rates. Lending rates dipped for the week while savings rates forged ahead, ending the week on an up note.
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An independent deposit insurance agency created by Congress in 1933 to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s banking system. The FDIC promotes safety and soundness of insured depository institutions and the U.S. financial system by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; minimizes disruptive effects from the failure of
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The supplementary document to a prospectus that contains more detailed information about a mutual fund; also known as “Part B” of the prospectus.
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