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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.08 or 1.4 percent, to $5.76.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.09 or .5 percent, to $18.83.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.25 or 1.7 percent, to $15.05.

Silver Wheaton rose $.16 or .4 percent, to $36.07.

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