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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.13 or 2.5 percent, to $5.26.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.38 or 2.2 percent, to $17.38.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.18 or 1.3 percent, to $14.01.

Silver Wheaton rose $.79 or 2.4 percent, to $34.19.

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