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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.13 or 1.9 percent, to $6.88.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.57 or 2.6 percent, to $22.40.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.14 or .9 percent, to $16.47.

Silver Wheaton rose $.42 or 1.1 percent, to $40.07.

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