GMAC Mortgage Group has become the latest mortgage company to cut staff. The unit of General Motors Corp. announced that it plans to lay off more than 14% of its employees within several months, reducing employment by 500, to 3,500.

According to GMAC Mortgage's president, Mark Korell, the move is "in response to competitive changes in the marketplace brought about by higher interest rates and a related decrease in demand for home mortgage financing."

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