By The Associated Press
HAS BEANS: Soybeans contracts extended declines after the U.S. government reported that export demand from China has waned.
BRAZIL'S BUMPER CROP: Forecasts for a strong soybean harvest from South America, led by Brazilian production, have also been weighing on prices.
ALL THAT GLITTERS: It was a bad day for metals, with gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium all falling. Silver led the declines.