U.S. Fed sells $7.8 bln of shorter-dated Treasuries

NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sold on the open market $7.8 billion of U.S. Treasuries maturing April 2014 through February 2015, the New York Fed said on its website.

Dealers submitted a total of $44.482 billion of Treasuries for the sale, the New York Fed said.

The sale was part of the Fed's "Operation Twist" stimulus program , which extends the maturity of the central bank's Treasuries holdings in a bid to lower mortgage rates and other long-term borrowing costs.

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(Reporting by Chris Reese; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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