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Gold, most other metals end lower; copper rises

Gold and most other metals fell Wednesday, with the exception of copper. Energy prices rose. Full story

Copper closes with modest gain

   Gold and silver fell, while copper rose on positive GDP data, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs. Despite today's decline, gold has had a phenomenal month.

Rio puts $5 billion Mongolia mine expansion on hold

MELBOURNE/LONDON (Reuters) - Rio Tinto <RIO.AX><RIO.L> has put on hold a more than $5 billion underground expansion of its giant Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia, after the government said parliament would need to approve financing for the project. Full story

Gold rush-era discards could fuel cellphones, TVs

Across the West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very valuable would be buried in the piles of dirt and rocks they tossed aside. Full story

Metals Close: Copper, silver lower

   Gold prices have backed down from the $1,300 level, while silver and copper hit weekly lows. CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the details.

Mont. approves further exploration at mine site

A Canadian company has received preliminary approval to increase its ore testing at a central Montana site where it is considering opening a copper mine. Full story

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  Copper at Lowest Level Since October 2011

Futures in the red metal are falling, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  Thieves steal copper wiring from courthouse

Security footage shows thieves stealing copper wiring from an Arizona courthouse. KPNX's Mary Nguyen reports.

  Record Bearish Positions In Copper

Copper speculation has reached the largest net short position since 2006, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  Tracking Recent Sector Movers: Charts

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