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Corn, Soybeans Decline

Wheat is higher.
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Prices for commodities were mixed Tuesday, with most energy futures rising while metals eased in New York.

Crude oil was up 36 cents at $63.97 a barrel, and natural gas was tacking on 1 cent to $7.54 per million British thermal units.

Heating oil was down 2 cents to $1.84 a gallon. Reformulated gasoline edged ahead by a penny to $2.12 a gallon.

Gold was losing $2.20 to $692.30 an ounce, and silver was lower by 10 cents at $13.98 an ounce. Copper was adding 7 cents to $3.61 a pound, and July platinum was declining $10.80 to $1,278.70 an ounce.

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Elsewhere, cocoa and coffee were rising, but cotton, sugar and frozen concentrated orange juice were softer. In Chicago, corn, soybeans and ethanol were pulling back, but wheat was climbing.

The CRB Index was up about 0.2 points at 314.98.