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TREASURIES-Bump in long-dated yields ends two weeks of curve flattening

Yields on longer-dated maturities climbed modestly higher on Thursday after two weeks of rising less than shorter-dated bonds, retracing some of the yield curve's flattening. The previous nine continuous trading days of flattening follow a trend that began in mid-February. That trade was "well into oversold territory," suggesting the move is technical and that there is still ro


EPA inspector general opens new probe into Pruitt's travels

WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general will investigate agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's use of his official security detail on recent personal trips, the latest in a string of congressional, White House and internal probes into his spending on security and travel.