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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.29 or 5.2 percent, to $5.82.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.46 or 2.5 percent, to $19.04.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.07 or .5 percent, to $15.17.

Silver Wheaton rose $.64 or 1.8 percent, to $36.35.

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