Interest Rates Move Higher On Signs Of Improving Economy

By Jim Zarroli

December 27, 2013

Long-term interest rates are ticking higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond hit 3 percent Thursday. After a long period of extraordinarily low rates, analysts say the improving economy and a slightly less accommodating Fed will combine to make borrowing a bit more expensive.

Listen to this story

Audio Player


AudioPlayer.setup("media/flash/audio-player.swf", { width: 335, initialvolume: 100, transparentpagebg: "yes", animation: "yes", buffer: 5 }); AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_1", { soundFile: "http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/me/2013/12/20131227_me_higher_interest_rates.mp3?orgId=1&topicId=1017&ft=3&f=257524649", titles: "Interest Rates Move Higher On Signs Of Improving Economy", autostart: "no" });











New WVPE Shirt
New WVPE Thermos