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Crop, metals prices end mixed; Oil little changed

November 4, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Crop futures and metals prices ended mixed Monday, while the price of crude oil was flat.

Wheat and corn futures edged lower, while soybeans inched higher.

Gold for December delivery inched up $1.50 to $1,314.70 an ounce. Other metals prices were mixed.

December silver fell 13.7 cents to $21.70 an ounce and December copper fell 4.55 cents to $3.253 a pound. December palladium rose $11.25 to $749.50 an ounce and January platinum increased $4.30 to $1,456.20 an ounce.

Crude oil for December delivery rose 1 cent to $94.62 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline lost 2 cents to $2.53 a gallon, heating oil dropped 1 cent to $2.87 a gallon and natural gas shed 7 cents to $3.45 per 1,000 cubic feet.

December wheat fell 5 cents to $6.6275 a bushel, December corn fell a penny to $4.2625 a bushel and January soybeans edged up 5 cents to $12.565 a bushel.