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“Political drama in Washington prompted mortgage rates to fall as investors scale back their expectations for the passage of legislation that might boost economic growth,” said Svenja Gudell, chief economist at real estate data provider Zillow. “Expectations for slower economic growth could translate into a slower pace of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve in the months ahead.”

It’s not just because his last few months have been spent living in many of Aurora’s top-tier lodging establishments — including the Hyatt Regency, the Crowne Plaza and about a half-dozen other hotels around town. Although, that living-out-of-his-suitcase lifestyle as he looks for a more-permanent Aurora address has certainly helped

LEVINSON: “We weren’t just dealing with headlines. You have to get into the flesh-and-blood characters, not just the financial aspects. You got to get as human as you can: What is the dynamic between Bernie and Ruth, and between the two sons,” both of whom worked for Madoff and were suspected of having known what he was up to, and one of whom, Mark, would commit suicide on the two-year anniversary of his father’s stunning downfall. “It is a true tragedy that in the end destroyed the entire family.”