Mortgage rates were little changed Tuesday as a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee of the Fed got under way. In economic news, the February Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1%, matching expectations, and was just 1.1% higher than one year ago. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy components, also increased 0.1%. February Housing Starts declined to 907,000 annual units, close to forecast. Building Permits jumped by a stronger than expected 8%. Stocks moved higher. The Fed will release its statement regarding monetary policy tomorrow at 2:00 PM.