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Weaker than expected economic data coming from foreign markets along with continued tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine continue to put downward pressure on most interest rates. The benchmark, ten year US Treasury bond settled right at 2.40% at week’s end, the very low point of the trading range this year. It was only
The U.S. Department of Labor released unemployment claims for the week ending November 15, 2008.
The Seasonally Adjusted Figures:
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A non profit cooperative organized under the Federal Credit Union Act. This institution accepts deposits, provides loan and other financial services to its members.
The company, municipality, or government agency that issues a security, such as a stock, bond, or money market instruments.
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A person or institution that manages trust accounts.
Any written instrument having monetary value or evidencing a monetary transaction.
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A term used to describe a debt security the title to which is transferred by delivery.
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A checking account associated with a line of credit that allows a person to write checks for more than the actual balance in the account, generally with a finance charge on the overdraft.
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One key tool at the consumer disposal is
Interest that has been earned on a bond or other fixed income security since the last interest payment was made but not yet paid.
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