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The Associated Press | July 16, 2013 04:26 PM EST | AP

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Corn and soybean futures rose Tuesday, as did gold, silver and other metals.

Corn for December delivery rose 7.25 cents to settle at $5.1075 a bushel Tuesday. November soybeans rose 22.5 cents to $12.8625 a bushel. September wheat was unchanged at $6.695 a bushel.

Metals closed higher. Gold for August delivery rose $6.90 to $1,290.40 an ounce. Silver for September delivery rose 9.6 cents to $19.935 an ounce.

Copper, platinum and palladium also rose.

September copper rose 4.2 cents to $3.1865 a pound, October platinum rose $3.70 to $1,425.10 an ounce and September palladium rose $3.45 to $735.60 an ounce.

Benchmark crude oil for August delivery fell 32 cents to finish at $106 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Other energy futures rose.

Wholesale gasoline rose 3 cents to finish at $3.13 a gallon, heating oil gained 2 cents to end at $3.05 a gallon and natural gas was flat at $3.68 per 1,000 cubic feet.