Commodities were generally lower Wednesday morning, with crude and most other energy contracts pulling back.
Oil was down 45 cents at $58.40 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, and gasoline was off about half a cent to $1.64 a gallon. Heating oil, also at $1.64 a gallon, was fractionally weaker.
Natural gas managed to gain 5 cents to $7.64 per million British thermal units.
As for metals, gold was up 50 cents to $661.50 an ounce. Silver shed 9 cents to $13.75 an ounce, and copper was down 2 cents at $2.58 a pound.