WASHINGTON -- The Treasury yesterday sold $11,02 billion of five-year notes at a yield of 7.55%, up from the 6.55% yield incurred in the previous auction on Sept. 27 and the highest since the 7,89% incurred on July 25, 1991.

The coupon rate was 7 1/2%, up from 7 1/8% in the previous auction. The price was 99.795.

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