Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 22 cents to settle at $41.29 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for September delivery rose 3 cents to $43.34 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for August delivery rose 3 cents to $1.28 a gallon. August heating oil was little changed at $1.26 a gallon. August natural gas rose 2 cents to $1.81 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for August delivery, the most actively traded contract, rose $7.50 to $1,897.50 an ounce, a record closing high. Silver for September delivery fell 14 cents to $22.85 an ounce and September copper fell 5 cents to $2.89 a pound.

The dollar fell to 106.01 Japanese yen from 106.74 yen. The euro rose to $1.1636 from $1.1609.

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