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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.27 or 4.2 percent, to $6.72.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.51 or 2.4 percent, to $21.56.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.47 or 3.0 percent, to $16.09.

Silver Wheaton rose $1.44 or 3.8 percent, to $39.09.

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