Treasuries ended lower in quiet trade ahead of the religious holiday weekend. The TIPS results were poor, paring earlier gains. Earlier, Treasuries caught a safety bid amid heightened violence in Iraq. U.S. troops fired on a mosque compound in Fallujah, killing up to 40 people, according to wire services. Another report, later disputed, said radical mullah's followers had kidnapped American journalists.
Tomorrow's shortened session offers initial claims at 8:30 a.m. ET and wholesale inventories at 10 a.m. ET. The Treasury market closes at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday, and is closed on Good Friday.