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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.15 or 2.3 percent, to $6.62.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.77 or 3.6 percent, to $22.07.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.50 or 3.4 percent, to $15.16.

Silver Wheaton rose $1.16 or 3.0 percent, to $40.42.

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