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Metals futures end mostly higher; energy slips

The Associated Press

Gold and other most other metals ended slightly higher Monday, while energy prices and crop futures fell.

The actively traded gold contract for August delivery edged up $3 to settle at $1,386 an ounce.

Silver for July rose 18.20 cents to $21.925 an ounce. Platinum for July delivery rose $4.30 to $1,506.90 an ounce and palladium for September delivery rose $8.20 to $769.40 an ounce.

Copper was the outlier among metals, falling 2.75 cents to $3.241 a pound.

Agricultural futures fell. The actively traded December contract for corn fell 12.5 cents to $5.46 a bushel.

Wheat for July delivery fell 6.5 cents to $6.8975 a bushel, and soybeans for July fell 16.5 cents to $15.1175 a bushel.

The price of crude oil edged down 26 cents to $95.77 a barrel in New York, after gaining 4 percent last week. Traders are waiting for the latest figures for oil supplies and forecasts for demand.

In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline slipped 2 cents to $2.85 a gallon, heating oil fell less than 1 cent to $2.88 per gallon and natural gas dropped 3 cents to $3.80 per 1,000 cubic feet.