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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.08 or 1.3 percent, to $6.59.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.73 or 3.4 percent, to $21.90.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.02 or .1 percent, to $15.14.

Silver Wheaton rose $1.00 or 2.5 percent, to $40.29.

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