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Commodities Mostly Rise

Gold and oil are stronger.

Commodities were mainly higher early Monday, but gasoline and silver futures were standing out as laggards.

Futures on crude oil were up 24 cents to $61.38 a barrel at the New York Mercantile Exchange, and natural gas was better by 6 cents at $7.81 per million British thermal units. Heating oil was a penny ahead at $1.76 a gallon.

Gasoline edged down fractionally, also to $1.76 a gallon.

As for metals, gold was up $1.60 to $688.30 an ounce, and copper was gaining about half a cent to $2.86 a pound. Silver slipped slightly and was lately just under $14.70 an ounce.

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Cocoa and sugar were stronger, but coffee was weaker at the New York Board of Trade.