Copper for May delivery was rising 0.3% to $4.3175 a pound.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Copper futures were getting a boost from improved Chinese March import data.
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Good signs for it and Freeport McMoRan.
Copper is still OK, but a further breakdown would not be good.
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