Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 96 cents to $69.25 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 81 cents to $71.44 a barrel.

Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 3 cents to $2.30 a gallon. September heating oil rose 3 cents to $2.11 a gallon. September natural gas fell 3 cents to $4.06 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Gold for December delivery rose $21.60 to $1,753.30 an ounce. Silver for September delivery rose 10 cents to $23.49 an ounce and September copper rose 2 cents to $4.37 a pound.

The dollar fell to 110.46 Japanese yen from 110.58 yen. The euro rose to $1.1738 from $1.1722.

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