MARKETSCOPE : Long-dated Treasury prices edged down on Thursday.
The 10-year note fell 03/32 to 100-19/32 for a yield of 4.17%, while the 30-year bond fell 06/32 to 06/32 to 113-26/32 for a yield of 4.46%.
Initial jobless claims rose 8,000 to 432,000, below the expected 450,000. August leading indicators fell 0.2%. Equities turned higher as Rita was downgraded to a category 4 hurricane. November West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell 30 cents to $66.50.