The job market appears to be recovering and businesses are hiring at the fastest pace in 15 years. However it seems a lack of long-term trust in the economy has resulted in a decline in durable goods investments for businesses across the country. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, companies have reduced investments in items like cars, appliances and computers for three of the last four months, and are now investing less than they were a year ago. Large-scale declines in machinery purchases may also be due to the reduction in oil and gas prices, which has put pressure on the previously gangbusters domestic energy sector. Meanwhile in the mortgage bond market, rates remain low with conforming no point 30 year fixed rates averaging 3.75 percent with 15-year rates closer to 3 percent.
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