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The highest CD rates offered nationally remained in a tight range for the week ending May 1, 2009. The average of the longest term CD rates, the five year term, dropped by one basis point or 1/100 of a percent for the week. The best two year CD rates increased on average by two basis
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The Treasury Department auctioned off $38 billion in two year notes yesterday, December 22, 2008. The yield on these notes reached an all time low with a yield 0.92%. The apparent flight to quality has reached the level of insanity. If rates rise, selling these notes after the auction will lead to a loss. If
Bank of Birmingham is an FDIC insured state chartered bank with offices in Birmingham, and Bloomfield Township, Mich. Bank of Birmingham serves the Oakland County communities of Birmingham, Franklin, Beverly Hills, and Bingham Farms. As a community bank, Bank of Birmingham offers a full range of loan and deposit products and services to individuals and
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In the search for the best CD rates in the 1 year CD and 2 year CD range, a bank offering top CD rates in Arizona pops on the radar. Gold Canyon Bank in Gold Canyon Arizona is offering great CD rates in the middle of the CD yield curve.
The bank is a state chartered
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