Washington - A desire to clear the decks at every opportunity over-shadowed bond-friendly economic news yesterday, sending Treasury note and bond prices lower, analysts said.

The benchmark long bond was quoted down 12/32 late yesterday at a price of 92 30/32, pushing the yield up four basis points to 8.13%. The 10-year note lost nearly as much, falling 10 ticks to a price of 99 1/32, which pushed the yield up to 8.01%.

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