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September 3, 1988

Undated (AP) _ Here are some commodity price trends during the past week:

Grain and soybean futures advanced on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for September delivery settled Friday at $4.01 a bushel compared with $3.90 a week earlier; September corn rose to $2.90 1/2 a bushel from $2.77 1/ 4 ; September oats climbed to $2.59 1/2 a bushel from $2.54; and September soybeans rallied to $8.73 a bushel from $8.31.

Livestock and meat futures retreated on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

October live cattle fell to 72.00 cents a pound from 72.97 cents; September feeder cattle moved to 81.35 cents a pound from 82.25 cents; October hogs slipped to 38.52 cents a pound from 41.05 cents; and February frozen pork bellies dropped to 48.65 cents a pound from 54.82 cents.

Precious metals futures retreated on the Commodity Exchange in New York.

October gold fell to $431.80 a troy ounce from $435.60; September silver dipped to $6.518 a troy ounce from $6.660.

Energy futures retreated on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

October West Texas Intermediate crude oil dropped to $14.79 a barrel from $15.34; September heating oil slipped to 42.88 cents a gallon from 43.35 cents; and September unleaded gasoline fell to 43.98 cents a gallon from 44.57.

End Adv Weekend Editions Sept. 3-4

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