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Platinum Prices Rise

Oil is lower.

Commodity futures were narrowly mixed in New York Tuesday morning.

Oil for May delivery was recently down 58 cents at $62.33 a barrel. Heating oil was losing a penny to $1.76 a gallon, but natural gas was up 3 cents at $7.28 per million British thermal units.

Gasoline was fractionally higher at $2.07 a gallon.

As for metals, gold lost 10 cents to $663.80 an ounce, and silver was weaker by 6 cents at $13.36 an ounce. Copper fell 4 cents to $3.09 a pound, but platinum was up $3.90 to $1,240.40 an ounce.

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Cocoa and coffee were lower, while cotton and sugar rose.

The Reuters Jefferies CRB Index slipped 1 point to 311.34.