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Metals Prices End Lower

Copper falls 4 cents to $2.46 a pound.

Gold futures slipped Wednesday as oil prices pulled back, reversing early-session gains.

Contracts for April delivery of gold lost $1.40 to close at $657.30 an ounce on the Comex division of the Nymex. Earlier in the day, prices neared $662 before turning lower.

Silver also eased. March-dated copper contracts lost ground on the Comex, off 4 cents at $2.46 a pound.

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