WASHINGTON -- Treasury bonds posted modest gains yesterday despite more signs of strong economic growth, leaving analysts scratching their heads.

Late yesterday, the 30-year bond was quoted up 11/32 at a price of 94 7/32, pushing the yield down to 8.01% from 8.04% on Tuesday. Notes also managed small gains, with the 10-year ending the day up three ticks at 99 22/32 and a 7.92% yield.

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