NEW YORK (AP) â¿¿ Shares of some top silver companies were up at the close of trading:

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.11 or 2.5 percent, to $4.56.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.09 or .6 percent, to $14.06.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.29 or 2.3 percent, to $12.76.

Silver Wheaton rose $.72 or 2.7 percent, to $27.24.

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