(Bloomberg) -- Treasury 10-year notes fell for the first time in three days before the U.S. sells $96 billion of fixed-rate notes this week.

Treasuries remained lower after the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s national activity index topped estimates. Benchmark yields approached the highest since January amid speculation recovery signs will encourage the Fed to end stimulus and raise interest rates sooner than investors currently envisage. Fed Chair Janet Yellen suggested last week the benchmark rate may rise by the middle of next year.

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