"Yield hogs" sniffing for higher yields than this week's U.S. Treasury refunding offers had four corporate morsels to choose from between yesterday and today -- including Sears Roebuck & Co.'s $600 million smorgasbord.

"In the week of a refunding you get deals that are specifically pitched as alternatives," Michael Bassett, vice president at Princeton, N.J.-based Stone & McCarthy Research said.

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