October 19, 2016 / 12:45 PM / a year ago

TREASURIES-U.S. bond prices hold losses after housing starts data

NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury prices clung to earlier losses on Wednesday following data that showed home construction slowed to its lowest level in 1-1/2 years in September but groundbreaking for single-family homes jumped to its strongest level since February.

Benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were last 3/32 lower in price for a yield of 1.759 percent, up 1 basis point from late on Tuesday. (Reporting by Richard Leong)

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