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Aug 28, 2014, 07:40 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Post Mixed Results

 Mortgage rates were little changed, with benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching lower to 4.23 percent, still a 14-month low. The...

Aug 21, 2014, 07:35 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Hit 2014 Low Point

 Mortgage rates moved lower for a second consecutive week, hitting a 14-month low. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate fell to 4.24...

Aug 18, 2014, 08:01 ET
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36% of Americans Haven't Saved Anything for Retirement

 Over a third of all Americans (36%) have not saved any money for retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. Sixty-nine...

Aug 14, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Trickle Lower

 Mortgage rates were slightly lower this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate sliding to 4.27 percent, according to...

Aug 11, 2014, 08:01 ET
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Most and Least Expensive States to Own a Car

Wyoming is the most expensive state to operate a motor vehicle and Iowa is the cheapest, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report....

Aug 07, 2014, 16:01 ET
Aug 07, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Only Slightly Changed

 Mortgage rates were little changed once again this week, extending the recent trend. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate nosed higher to...

Aug 06, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Most Americans Worried Obamacare Exchanges Will Fail Again

 Most Americans (56%) are not confident that the Obamacare health exchanges will operate smoothly during this fall's open enrollment period,...

Aug 04, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Mortgage Closing Costs Up Six Percent to $2,539

 Mortgage closing costs rose six percent over the past year and now average $2,539 on a $200,000 loan, according to Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE)....

Jul 31, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Remain in Holding Pattern

 Mortgage rates were little changed this week, extending the recent trend. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate held at 4.28 percent,...

Jul 24, 2014, 07:32 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates in Summer Lull

 Mortgage rates were mixed, showing little in the way of movement this week. The benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate slipped to 4.28 percent,...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:33 ET
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Bankrate Schedules Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced today that it plans to hold a conference call on August 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the...

Jul 21, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Millennials Most Likely to Prefer Cash as Long-Term Investment

The youngest American adults, 18-29 year-olds, are more likely to choose cash as their favorite long-term investment than any other age group,...

Jul 17, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Pause as Investors Digest Mixed Economic News

Mortgage rates were essentially unchanged over the past week, according to Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE). The national average 15- and 30-year fixed...

Jul 10, 2014, 07:30 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Slightly Higher Following Strong Jobs Report

Mortgage rates moved higher following a stronger than expected jobs report, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 4.31 percent,...

Jul 03, 2014, 07:37 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Mostly Unchanged

 Mortgage rates showed little movement this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate remaining at to 4.28 percent, according to...

Jul 02, 2014, 08:00 ET
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Seven in 10 Americans say Obamacare Will Factor in How They Vote for the U.S. House This Fall

 Nearly seven in 10 Americans (68%) say Obamacare will play a role in deciding how they vote in the U.S. House elections this fall, according...

Jun 30, 2014, 08:03 ET
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90% of Financial Institutions Will Dip Into Principal for Early CD Withdrawal Penalties

 Nine in 10 financial institutions will confiscate some of the principal if a customer makes an early withdrawal from a certificate of deposit...

Jun 26, 2014, 07:35 ET
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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Drift Lower

 Mortgage rates were down for the second week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate sliding to 4.28 percent, according to...

Jun 23, 2014, 08:00 ET
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One in Four Americans Has No Emergency Savings

 Twenty-six percent of Americans – just over one in four – have no emergency savings, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE)...