Rates eased Tuesday as weaker than expected economic data boosted mortgage-backed securities. This morning, September Durable Goods Orders fell 1.2%, below forecast. Consumer Confidence declined unexpectedly to 97.6 from 103.0. The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve began a two day meeting to discuss monetary policy. The Fed will release a policy statement tomorrow at 2:00 PM. Most economists are expecting the Fed to delay a rate increase until at least the December meeting. No other key data will be released today.