Rates eased slightly as stocks moved lower Thursday despite the release of stronger than expected economic data. The October Consumer Price Index (CPI) was unchanged from September and was 1.7% higher than one year ago. The closely watched “Core” CPI, which excludes volatile food and energy components, rose 0.2%, above the consensus forecast, and was 1.8% higher year-over-year. Weekly Jobless Claims rose to 291,000, a bit higher than expectations. October Existing Home Sales increased to 5.26 million annual units, to the highest level since September 2013. Leading Indicators rose 0.9%. An increase of 0.6% had been expected. No other key data will be released today.