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Soybeans, corn fall while gold edges higher

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The Associated Press | July 25, 2013 04:29 PM EST | AP

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Soybean prices fell Thursday, as did corn prices. Gold and silver edged higher and energy futures ended mixed.

Soybeans for November delivery fell 32.75 cents to settle at $12.24 a bushel. December corn fell 1.5 cents to $4.7875 a bushel. September wheat lost 4 cents to $6.4925 a bushel.

August gold picked up $9.30 to $1,328.80 an ounce. Silver for September delivery rose 13.4 cents to $20.154 an ounce.

Copper closed slightly higher, while platinum and palladium both fell. Copper for September delivery edged up 0.65 cent to $3.1855 a pound. October platinum fell $7.30 to $1,447.90 an ounce and palladium for September delivery fell $4.55 to $740.75 an ounce.

The price of crude oil added 10 cents to finish at $105.49 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Other energy futures closed lower. Wholesale gasoline fell 3.8 cents to $3.017 a gallon; heating oil fell 1.2 cents to $3.035 a gallon and natural gas fell 5.4 cents to $3.644 per 1,000 cubic feet.