Prices for U.S. Treasuries pare early gains and drop

NEW YORK Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:46am EST

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NEW YORK Jan 31 (Reuters) - Prices for U.S. Treasuries pared early gains and dropped on Thursday as investors looked ahead to key jobs data on Friday.

Prices for benchmark 10-year government debt fell 2/32 to yield 1.998 percent. Thirty-year bonds fell 6/32 to yield 3.191 percent.

Investors are looking to nonfarm payrolls data on Friday to shed light on job growth in the world's biggest economy.