U.S. Markets End Mixed, Gold Sees Biggest Rise Since September

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U.S. markets ended Thursday's session mixed as markets continued to digest comments about the direction of the U.S. economy from Fed Chief Janet Yellen. In the precious metals space, gold prices climbed nearly 4-percent on a flight to quality away from the U.S. dollar. Silver prices climbed more than 5-percent. After the close, Oracle reported results that missed Wall Street forecasts on both the top and the bottom line. Coach shares ended the session down 9-percent after announcing it was closing 70 stores in North America on the back of mediocre sales. Coach also said it would start putting its purses on sale. Julia Sun reports from Wall Street.