WASHINGTON -- Treasury securities gained across the board Friday as a wave of important economic reports convinced traders that the Federal Reserve would not tighten again until mid-November, market analysts said.

The yield curve flattened slightly as price gains on the short end outpaced the long end. The yield on three-month bills fell to 4.99% from 5.05% the previous day, and the six-month yield dropped to 5.48% from 5.53%.

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