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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.04 or .9 percent, to $4.44.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.12 or .8 percent, to $14.88.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.34 or 2.8 percent, to $12.55.

Silver Wheaton rose $.42 or 1.6 percent, to $27.59.

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