Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for July delivery rose 3 cents to $72.15 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for August delivery rose 40 cents to $74.39 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for July delivery fell 1 cent to $2.16 a gallon. July heating fell 1 cent to $2.10 a gallon. July natural gas rose 1 cent to $3.25 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for August delivery rose $5 to $1,861.40 an ounce. Silver for July delivery rose 12 cents to $27.81 an ounce and July copper rose 6 cents to $4.39 a pound.

The dollar rose to 110.50 Japanese yen from 110.10 yen. The euro fell to $1.2016 from $1.2124.

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