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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.04 or .8 percent, to $4.94.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.43 or 2.6 percent, to $16.76.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.53 or 4.2 percent, to $13.08.

Silver Wheaton rose $.63 or 2.0 percent, to $32.54.

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