NEW YORK (AP) â¿¿ Shares of some top silver companies are up at 1 p.m.:

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.16 or 3.8 percent, to $4.41.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.36 or 2.6 percent, to $13.99.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.56 or 4.8 percent, to $12.25.

Silver Wheaton rose $.84 or 3.3 percent, to $26.17.

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