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

Hecla Mining Co. rose $.05 or .8 percent, to $6.63.

Pan American Silver Corp. rose $.65 or 3.0 percent, to $22.62.

Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose $.37 or 2.4 percent, to $15.60.

Silver Wheaton rose $.64 or 1.6 percent, to $41.14.

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