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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.02 or .4 percent, to $5.43.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.31 or 1.8 percent, to $17.91.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.65 or 4.4 percent, to $15.48.

Silver Wheaton rose $.62 or 1.8 percent, to $35.22.

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