WASHINGTON - The Treasury sold $26.12 billion of 91-day and 182-day bills at mixed rates yesterday. The three-months incurred an average rate of 3.06%, unchanged from the previous auction on Dec. 13. The six-months incurred a 3.25% rate, down from 3.26% and the lowest since the 3.25% average incurred on Nov. 1.

Coupon equivalents were 3.12% for the three-months and 3.35% for the six-months.

Tenders for the 91s totaled $49.45 billion, and the Treasury accepted $13.01 billion, including $1.17 billion of noncompetitive bids accepted at the average.

Tenders for the 182s totaled $45.53 billion, and the Treasury accepted $13.11 billion, including $821 million of noncompetitive bids accepted at the average.

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