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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.18 or 3.6 percent, to $5.16.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.19 or 1.1 percent, to $17.00.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.71 or 5.3 percent, to $14.00.

Silver Wheaton rose $1.32 or 4.1 percent, to $33.71.

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