Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 23 cents to settle at $41.27 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for September delivery rose 53 cents to $43.75 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for August delivery fell 2 cents to $1.24 a gallon. August heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.25 a gallon. August natural gas rose 5 cents to $1.85 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for August delivery rose $8.80 to $1,95.40 an ounce. Silver for September delivery rose 2 cents to $24.32 an ounce and September copper held steady at $2.92 a pound.

The dollar fell to 105.05 Japanese yen from 105.11 yen. The euro rose to $1.763 from $1.1724.

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