Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery rose $2.29 to $61.45 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for June delivery rose $2.12 to $64.86 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for May delivery rose 7 cents to $2.02 a gallon. May heating oil rose 6 cents to $1.83 a gallon. May natural gas rose 2 cents to $2.64 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Gold for June delivery rose $12.80 to $1,728.40 an ounce. Silver for May delivery rose 42 cents to $24.95 an ounce and May copper fell 1 cent to $3.99 a pound.
The dollar fell to 110.63 Japanese yen from 110.75 yen. The euro rose to $1.1773 from $1.1726.
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