NEW YORK (AP) _ Treasury bond prices were higher at midday.

The price of the Treasury's main 30-year bond was up 7-16 point, or $4.375 per $1,000 in face value, around midday, while its yield fell to 5.75 percent from 5.78 percent late Wednesday. Prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Yields on three-month Treasury bills dropped to 5.13 percent as the discount lost 0.07 percentage point to 5.01 percent. Six-month yields fell to 5.21 percent as the discount fell 0.05 percentage point to 5.02 percent. One-year yields fell to 5.23 percent as the discount dropped 0.05 percentage point to 4.97 percent.

Yields are the interest bonds pay by maturity, while the discount is the interest at which they are sold.