WASHINGTON - The Treasury sold $23.77 billion of 91-day and 182-day bills at higher rates yesterday, as the three-months incurred an average rate of 3.13%, up from 3.10% in the previous auction on Nov. 9 and the highest since the average of 3.13% on Aug. 10, 1992. The six-months incurred a 3.37% rate, up from 3.27% and was the highest since the average of 3.66% on June 29, 1992.

Coupon equivalents were 3.20% for the three-months and 3.48% for the six-months.

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