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Bank rates moved mostly higher this past week with mortgage rates, CD rates and credit cards turning marginally higher while saving account rates and money market rates drifted slightly lower. The government shutdown took some of the volatility out of the market as the week progressed without any solution to the crisis.
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While the world centers in on Tampa to watch the Super Bowl, a review of some of the best CD rates offered by banks in Tampa, Florida deserves attention too. First Citrus Bank is a state chartered commercial bank located right in Tampa, Florida. The bank opened for business in February 1999.
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