Wires

DIARY-U.S. Treasuries, Tuesday, Oct. 9

ALL TIMES EDT/GMT:TREASURY:

Treasury Department announces sale of 4-week bills, 11 a.m.(1500 GMT).

Treasury Department sells 3- and 6-month bills, 11:30 a.m.(1530 GMT).

Treasury Department sells 3-year notes, 1 p.m. (1700 GMT).

FEDERAL RESERVE:

Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen and Bank of FranceGovernor Christian Noyer participate in IMF/Japan Ministry ofFinance Seminar: "Sovereign Risk, Capital Markets, and FinancialStability: The Interconnections" in Tokyo, 8:30 a.m. (0030 GMT).

ECONOMIC INDICATORS :

National Federation of Independent Business releases smallbusiness optimism index for September, 7:30 a.m. (1130 GMT). Inthe previous month, the index read 92.9.

ICSC/Goldman Sachs release chain store sales for the weekended Oct. 6 versus the prior week, 7:45 a.m. (1145 GMT). In theprevious week, sales fell 0.3 percent.

Redbook releases its Retail Sales Index of department andchain store sales for October versus September, 8:55 a.m. (1255GMT). In the prior period, sales were up 1.6 percent.

The Conference Board releases its employment trend index forSeptember, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT). In the previous report, the indexread 108.6.

Investor's Business Daily and TechnoMetrica MarketIntelligence releases the IBD consumer confidence indexfor October, 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) The index read 51.8 inSeptember.

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