NEW YORK (AP) â¿¿ Shares of some top silver companies were up at the close of trading:

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.16 or 2.5 percent, to $6.67.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.74 or 3.5 percent, to $21.91.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.06 or .4 percent, to $15.18.

Silver Wheaton rose $1.20 or 3.1 percent, to $40.49.

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