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Ethanol Futures Slip

Metals are stronger in New York.
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Metals were trading higher in New York on Friday, and most energy futures climbed as well, with the exception of natural gas.

Gold was rising $3.70 to $683.40 an ounce, and silver was better by 17 cents at $14.03 an ounce. Copper was up 2 cents to $3.53 a pound. Platinum tacked on $3.30 at $1,282.80 an ounce.

Crude oil was advancing 20 cents to $64.05 a barrel, and heating oil was up 1 cent at $1.92 a gallon. Gasoline also rose a penny, to $2.20 a gallon. Natural gas sat out the rally and slipped half a cent to $7.92 per million British thermal units.

Elsewhere, cocoa and coffee pulled back, while cotton, sugar and frozen concentrated orange juice strengthened. At the Chicago Board of Trade, corn, soybeans and wheat climbed. Ethanol eased.

The CRB Index was gaining 1 point to 318.40.