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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.12 or 1.9 percent, to $6.49.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.24 or 1.1 percent, to $21.26.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.04 or .2 percent, to $16.25.

Silver Wheaton rose $.40 or 1.0 percent, to $39.32.

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