U.S. TO REISSUE 30-YEAR BOND IN Q1 2006: The Bush administration said that it would resurrect the 30-year Treasury bond, a move that it said would help to finance the national debt and, at that same time, appeal to conservative investors looking for long-term options.

The Treasury Department said that the first auction of the 30-year bond will take place in the first quarter of 2006, with auctions held twice a year. Treasury Secretary John Snow said, "The decision is based on our commitment to prudent debt management and our desire to maintain a cost-effective and diversified portfolio." The Treasury discontinued selling new 30-year bonds in 2001.

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