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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.07 or 1.3 percent, to $5.48.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.67 or 3.8 percent, to $18.27.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.67 or 4.5 percent, to $15.50.

Silver Wheaton rose $.54 or 1.6 percent, to $35.14.

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