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Treasuries on the Move, U.S. 10-Year Yield Back at 1.47%

In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks about the 50 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine shot administered in the U.S. during an event commemorating the milestone in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.
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U.S. Treasury yields climbed on Wednesday as investors cheered positive news on the vaccine rollout.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.47% at around 4:15 p.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond advanced to 2.271%. Yields move inversely to prices.

Late on Tuesday, Biden made the pledge to have enough vaccine doses so that it will be available to every adult in the U.S. by the end of May, which is two months earlier than previously expected.

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield sat around 1.41% on Tuesday, after popping to 1.61% last week. The surge in bond yields pressured stocks as investors worried about borrowing costs and inflation.

The latest unemployment data missed economists' expectations. ADP said Wednesday that private payrolls increased by 117,000 in February, below the expected 225,000, according to estimates from Dow Jones.

The services side of the U.S. economy continued to expand in January at a pace in line with Wall Street estimates. The ISM Nonmanufacturing Index registered a reading of 58.7, representing the percent of companies seeing growth. That was the exact estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones.

An auction is due to be held on Wednesday for $30 billion of 119-day bills.

CNBC's Kevin Breuninger and Jeff Cox contributed to this report.

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