WASHINGTON - Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., has asked the Treasury Department to make public any technical problems that primary dealers may have encountered since they began submitting automated bids for government debt.

The new bidding system, known as Treasury Automated Auction Processing System, or TAAPS, links dealers' computers directly to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for regular sales of bills, notes, and bonds. The new system was implemented on April 29.

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