Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Mortgage rates spike, Colorado River drops

David Brancaccio May 29, 2013
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Mortgage rates spike, Colorado River drops

David Brancaccio May 29, 2013
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The value of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note is down, amid signs the U.S. economy is gathering strength. The yield is up to 2.14 percent, and 30-year mortgage rates are inching close to 4 percent, the highest in a year.

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The Colorado River supplies water for 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland. But scientists warn that with record drought and a growing population, there’s a lot more demand than the river can supply.

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