Issuers loaded about $2 billion more in new deals on the market yesterday, netting mixed results and pushing secondary prices lower.

The market opened narrowly mixed after some signs of economic strength were reported. U.S. industrial production surged 0.9% in November, led by sharp increases in the output of motor vehicles and parts, the Federal Reserve reported. Total industrial capacity utilizaiton, meanwhile, jumped 0.6-percentage point in November, to 83.0% from 82.4%, as auto producers stepped up production for the second straight month.

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