US corporate bond sales surge even as rally fades

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By Dena Aubin NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters) - A six-month rally in U.S. corporate bonds ground to a halt this month, yet the lowest interest rates since the Eisenhower era pushed new issuance to its fastest pace of the year. Companies sold almost $67 billion in investment-grade bonds in May, the highest monthly total this year, and $15.7 billion of junk bonds, the most since 1998 and the fourth-busiest month ever, according to Thomson Financial. "There's a lot of demand for bonds because ...

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