WASHINGTON Breaking News: US Rate on 30-year Mortgage Declines to 4.37 Pct

Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages declined this week as concern waned in the financial markets over the Federal Reserve's possible slowing of its bond purchases this year. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved President Barack Obama's nomination of James Comey as FBI Director. The New Jersey raised Republican had earlier served in the Justice Department as well as private firms. The nomination now goes to the full Senate, which is expected to confirm Comey to replace Robert Mueller, who has led the bureau since shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. According to excerpts of interviews released by Republicans, a high-level Internal Revenue Service office in Washington played a role in delaying reviews of some conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status,
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