Corporate America may try to outrun bond market bears with last-minute debt financings in the coming weeks, before signs of an economic recovery push interest rates any higher, market players say.

Though long-term yields have backed up 25 basis points in the past four weeks alone -- the Treasury's bellwether long bond was yielding 8.47% late yesterday, up from 8.21% at the May 9 auction -- chances are companies will keep bond deals coming.

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