Archive for April, 2010

Death rates lowest in Iceland and Cyprus

Men in Iceland and women in Cyprus have the lowest risk of dying, and Australia is among only six countries that have cut death rates by more than 2 per cent. (8 hours ago)

Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemines Parishes Have Some of Lowest Census Response Rates In La.

The leaders of St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Orleans parishes are encouraging citizens to cooperate with Census takers who will be going door-to-door in the upcoming weeks because getting an accurate population count is so critical to the area’s future and because the three parishes currently have low participation response rates. (9 hours ago)

Fixed rates fall to lowest levels since April 2007

Since April 2008, the average rate for two-year fixed deals has fallen by 3.36 per cent, with rates at a current low of 4.62 per cent. (23 hours ago)

Fed poised to keep record-low rates to aid rebound

Confidence is growing that the economic rebound will strengthen. And to make sure it does, the Federal Reserve is considered certain to hold interest rates at record lows when it meets this week. (11 hours ago)

Polish Yield to Hit 4-Year Low on Rates, Pioneer Says

April 23 — Polish bonds may extend gains, pushing yields to the lowest level in four years, as the central bank is more likely to cut than raise interest rates to slow the zloty’s gain, according to Pioneer Pekao Investment Management SA, the country’s biggest mutual fund manager. (3 days ago)

U.S. Yield Curve at Lowest in Almost a Month on Supply, Rates

April 21 — The difference in yields between 2- and 10-year Treasury notes narrowed to an almost one-month low on speculation central banks are closer to raising interest rates and as the U.S. prepared to sell shorter-maturity debt. (1 day ago)

Rates on 3-month and 6-month Treasury bills fall to lowest levels since early March

WASHINGTON – Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday’s auction to the lowest levels since early March. The Treasury Department auctioned $25 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.145 percent, down from 0.155 percent last week. (1 day ago)

E. Coli Infection Rates Down, Says Cdc

According to an April 16 CDC press release, US E. coli infection rates decreased sharply last year, reaching their lowest level since 2004.Also, the CDC reported that several other pathogens were on the decline in 2009. (3 days ago)

Fairfield water rates region’s lowest

FAIRFIELD – The city again has the region’s lowest water and second-lowest combined water and sewer rates. (3 days ago)

Japan Company Rates to Rise Above Government as BOJ Drains Cash

Japanese corporate yields will rise to normal? premiums over government rates for the first time in more than six months as the Bank of Japan reduces injections of cash into the banking system, according to Tokyo Tanshi Co. (3 hours ago)