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The bond market and interest rate
Mortgage rates dropped down to their lowest level of the year with all mortgage terms measured in the Selectcdrates.com weekly bank rate survey falling with the exception of FHA mortgage loan rates which were unchanged on the week. CD interest rates advanced slightly with three out of five maturities measured in the weekly survey showing