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Stocks edge higher in quiet trading ahead of US holiday; Avago soars on earnings

U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher in quiet trading.

Chip maker Avago Technologies jumped 9 percent after reporting earnings that beat analysts' estimates.

The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed in July.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 21 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,101 as of noon Eastern time Friday, ahead of the Labor Day weekend in the U.S.

The Standard & Poor's 500 rose six points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,003. The Nasdaq composite rose 20 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,578.

Bond prices barely budged. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held at 2.34 percent.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.83% dw 3.86%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 2.95% up 2.94%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.27% up 4.24%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.13% up 3.05%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.77% up 3.70%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.40% up 4.38%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.07% up 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.54% dw 4.56%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.20% -- 4.20%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.20% -- 4.20%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 3.07% dw 3.08%  
36 M Used Graph 3.29% dw 3.30%  
48 M New Graph 3.05% dw 3.06%  
48 M Used Graph 2.96% up 2.87%  
60 M New Graph 3.13% dw 3.14%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.37% up 0.36%  
1 yr Graph 0.61% -- 0.61%  
5 yr Graph 1.44% dw 1.48%