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Mortgage rates fall to fresh lows this week

NEW YORK — Rates on fixed mortgages dropped to their lowest levels in decades this week after the Federal Reserve unveiled a massive bond-buying program to help spur economic growth. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Tuesday the average rate for ...

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Stocks mixed, Treasury yields drop after jobs data

NEW YORK — Stocks traded in a tight range Wednesday after a disappointing report on the jobs market renewed concern about the economy. Treasury yields sank to new lows as investors sought safety and anticipated more stimulus measures from the ...

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Stocks drop as jobless claims rise unexpectedly

Stocks tumbled Thursday after two disappointing economic reports renewed investors’ concerns about the pace of the recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 144 points. All the major stock indexes fell more than 1 percent. Interest rates also fell sharply ...

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