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Treasury Dept auctions $28 billion of 7-year notes at a high yield of 1.340%

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The Treasury Department auctioned $28 billion in 7-year notes at a yield of 1.340 percent on Thursday.

The yield on the 7-year Treasury notes last sat higher at 1.3418 percent after the note sale.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to its price, sat higher at around 1.5097 percent, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond also sat higher at 2.2291 percent.

The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.51, which met a recent average of 2.51.

Indirect bidders, which include major central banks, were awarded 65.5 percent, above a recent average of 60 percent. Direct bidders, which includes domestic money managers, bought 7.7 percent, well below a recent average of 14 percent.

The U.S. Federal Reserve left rates unchanged Thursday, as expected by investors. But Fed officials noted a strengthening labor market, which could signal a rate hike later in the year.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell after the meeting, and settled at 1.52. The 2-year note, which is highly sensitive to potential policy changes, settled at 0.73 compared to 0.734 before the Fed's meeting.

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-CNBC's Diana Olick contributed to this report.