Rates were little changed Tuesday despite the release of stronger than expected economic data. July Durable Goods Orders jumped a record 22.6%, far exceeding the consensus forecast of 7.5%. The surge was primarily due to a large increase in aircraft orders however, which tend to be extremely volatile month-to-month. Excluding the transportation component, Durable Orders decreased slightly from June. Consumer Confidence rose unexpectedly to 92.4 from 90.9. Results from today’s 2-year Treasury auction will be released at 1:00 PM.