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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.21 or 3.3 percent, to $6.49.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.47 or 2.3 percent, to $21.20.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.34 or 2.4 percent, to $14.72.

Silver Wheaton rose $.88 or 2.4 percent, to $38.32.

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