U.S. government bonds ended little changed yesterday as concerns about the dollar and the potential for tighter monetary policy kept buyers on the sidelines.

A late-day short-covering rally helped the 30-year bond recover from early declines to close up 1/8 of a point, to yield 7.33%. But sellers were generally in the driver seat, with the Treasury's benchmark down as much as 1/2 a point at times yesterday.

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