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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.23 or 5.1 percent, to $4.78.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.88 or 5.9 percent, to $15.78.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.70 or 5.6 percent, to $13.26.

Silver Wheaton rose $.95 or 3.4 percent, to $28.57.

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