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Commodities Finish Trading Higher as Gold Advances on Weaker Dollar; Crude Passes $82 a Barrel

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Commodities finished trading higher as gold logged modest gains and crude futures passed $82 a barrel.

Crude oil for December delivery closed up 1%, or $0.80, to settle at $82.52 a barrel.

In other energy futures, heating oil was down 0.4% to $2.24 a gallon while natural gas fell 0.46%, to $3.32 per million British thermal units.

In energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund ( USO ) is up 0.25% to $35.57. The United States Natural Gas ETF ( UNG ) is down 0.92% to $5.28.

Meanwhile, gold shares finished higher as the dollar weakened.

Gold for December delivery finished up 1% to $1,338.90 an ounce. In other metal futures, silver rose 1.96% to $23.57 a troy ounce while copper rose 0.41% to $3.85 a pound.

In metal ETFs, SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) is up 0.94% to $130.95. Market Vectors Gold Miners ( GDX ) is up 1.4% to $55.67. iShares Silver Trust ( SLV ) is up 1.45% to $23.09.

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