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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.08 or 1.2 percent, to $6.69.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.32 or 1.5 percent, to $21.89.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.41 or 2.7 percent, to $15.36.

Silver Wheaton rose $.28 or .7 percent, to $40.03.

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