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Current Mortgage Rates Today – Lenders Including Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase Raise Loans

Mortgage Rates Graph

(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates spiked today as positive economic news pressed equities higher (see the mortgage rate charts below). A rise in the secondary lending market helped banks, including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and SunTrust, adjust their loan products higher.

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The unemployment rate in the United States hit a four-year low last month as employers added more workers. Economists were surprised to see that employers hired 146,000 workers in November pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.7 percent.

Twitter support for Instagram Photos Vaporizes

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(Best Syndication News) - Instagram fans were shocked to not be able to share their filtered photos on Twitter today. Facebook, who purchased Instagram this year, ended support for Twitter cards. This meant that Twitter users that used the Instagram photo-sharing app will now be inconvenienced.

Today, Twitter users are tweeting their shock; Instagram photos are no longer being displayed on the website. Twitter announced the status change on their website this afternoon. They wrote:

"Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. As a result, photos are no longer appearing in Tweets or user photo galleries.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – HSBC lowers rates while KeyBank raises them

ARM Chart

(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates were nearly unchanged today as secondary lenders post mixed required net yield rates (see the mortgage rate charts below). Bank of America and HSBC lowered their loan rates while KeyBank and SunTrust raised them.

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Stocks advanced Thursday after the U.S. Department of Labor released a better-than-expected initial jobless claims number. The Labor Department said that 370,000 Americans filed for initial jobless claims last week. That is 25,000 fewer than the previous week and below analyst expectations of 385,000.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – PNC and Wells Fargo Lower Rates

15-Year Mortgage Rate

(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates slipped as equities sank and then advanced later in the session (see the mortgage charts below). Nearly all of the major banks, including JPMorgan Chase, KeyBank, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo, lowered their loan rates.

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The Dow muddled around the par mark throughout the day before closing slightly higher by the closing bell. Factory orders and a positive service index figure helped stave-off fiscal cliff fears – at least temporarily. The three major stock indexes moved lower but shifted higher mid-morning before leveling-out throughout most of the day.

Current Mortgage Rates Today – Bank of America and Citibank Lower Loan Rates

VA Loan Rate

(Best Syndication News) Mortgage interest rates trended lower today as secondary lenders competed in the capital markets (see the mortgage rate charts below). JPMorgan Chase, KeyBank, Bank of America, and Citibank were among the banks lowering their rates.

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Pessimism spread through the equity markets as very little progress was made in Washington concerning the fiscal cliff. The Whitehouse rejected a proposal by Republicans prompting House Speaker John Boehner to tell reporters that the ball is back in President’s court.

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