Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell $1.48 to $71.65 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for September delivery fell $1.29 to $73.47 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for August delivery fell 4 cents to $2.25 a gallon. August heating fell 3 cents to $2.11 a gallon. August natural gas fell 5 cents to $3.61 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for August delivery rose $4 to $1,829 an ounce. Silver for September delivery rose 12 cents to $26.39 an ounce and September copper rose 5 cents to $4.32 a pound.

The dollar fell to 109.83 Japanese yen from 110.01 yen. The euro fell to $1.1808 from $1.1830.

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