SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation. (full story)
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks paused Tuesday, closing moderately lower after five straight days of gains. DuPont and energy companies rose sharply, but the overall market was weighed down by health-care stocks, especially biotechnology companies. (full story)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday he has "zero doubt" that rank-and-file union members will support his Democratic presidential campaign even though Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up many endorsements. (full story)
(1) Treasury Yields - The interest rate that the U.S. Treasury pays to borrow money.
(2) Bank Rates - The federal funds rate is the rate that banks pay to borrow reserves from each other in the interbank market. The prime rate is the rate that banks charge for loans to their best customers.
(3) The interest rate swap rate represents the fixed rate paid on a rate swap to receive payments based on a floating rate. Our Dollar Interest Rate Swaps page shows 1-, 5-, 10-, and 30-year rate swap charts, as well as historical rate swap data tables.
(4) Mortgage Rates - Mortgage rates are the rates that banks charge for loans to homeowners with the home used as collateral for the loan. Fixed-rate mortgage rates are fixed over the term of the loan whereas adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) vary over the term of the loan.