Gold and grain futures higherJune 19, 2013 @ 1:51 pm
(AP) - Gold ended higher and grain contracts climbed in Wednesday trading.
The August contract rose $7.10 to end at $1,374 per ounce. July silver fell 5.4 cents to $21.623 an ounce, and copper lost 1.4 cents to $3.1410. July platinum dropped by $16.20, or 1.1 percent, to $1,423.90 an ounce and palladium for September delivery gave up $11.95, or 1.7 percent, to $696.40.
Benchmark crude finished 20 cents lower at $98.24 per barrel on the Nymex. Other energy contracts were higher. Gasoline rose 1.3 cents to $2.89 a gallon, heating oil added a penny at $2.97 a gallon and natural gas gained 5.8 cents to $3.96 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Wheat rose 19.5 cents, nearly 3 percent, to $7.07 a bushel, corn rose 20 cents, almost 4 percent, to $5.71 a bushel and soybeans were up by 21 cents a bushel to $13.11.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Sopranos Star Dies at 51
James Gandolfini, the actor famous for "The Sopranos", died suddenly in Italy
More to the Story
Liberace's ex-lover says the world will hear more of his story, and Michael Jackson's in there
A Skeptic's Doubts
An ESPN columnist doubts Russell Wilson will ever be elite
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.