Prices for U.S. Treasuries add to gains after debt sale

NEW YORK Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:08pm EST

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NEW YORK Feb 14 (Reuters) - Prices for U.S. Treasuries added to earlier gains on Thursday after a sale of 30-year government debt.

The Treasury sold $16 billion of 30-year bonds at a high yield of 3.180 percent.

Prices for 30-year bonds on the open market rose after the sale, with yields dropping as low as 3.1904 percent.

Those bonds were more recently trading up 22/32 in price to yield 3.196 percent.