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  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Downward pressure on stocks drove down oil prices today. Nat gas was up slightly on the day, albeit in a tight range. And gold was up slightly on the day, closing at $1,284.60.

  • Gold prices edge up for the first time in a week Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 3:53 PM ET

    Gold prices settled higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support. Russia warned Wednesday that it would mount a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine. The next day, Ukraine and Russia agreed on tentative steps to calm unrest along their shared border.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 05 or 1.6 percent, to $3.12. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.4 percent, to $13.02. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 26 or 2.7 percent, to $9.96.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 29 or 1.7 percent, to $17.84. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 82 or 3.3 percent, to $25.86.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 02 or. 7 percent, to $3.09. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 09 or. 7 percent, to $12.81. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 02 or. 2 percent, to $9.68.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.4 percent, to $17.79. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 48 or 1.9 percent, to $25.52.

  • SYDNEY, April 23- Australia could spawn a new mega gold producer if Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp spin off their Asia-Pacific assets, heating up competition with the country's underperforming market leader Newcrest Mining Ltd..

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude oil prices were under pressure; traders are eying tomorrow's Department of Energy report; natural gas got a small bump up, closing at $4.74, and traders are looking for a catalyst to get back on the long side of gold.

  • *Gold and forex similarities aid consolidation. LONDON, April 23- The increasing use of technology on financial trading floors is driving a trend for banks to roll precious metals operations into their forex businesses as a separate unit from other commodities activities.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 70 or 3.9 percent, to $17.28. Gold Fields fell$. 03 or. 8 percent, to $3.91. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.51 or 6.4 percent, to $25.05.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 07 or 2.3 percent, to $3.00. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.75. Silver Wheaton fell$. 07 or. 3 percent, to $21.80.

  • Commodities tomorrow: See-saw session     Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude closed higher at the end of the day, after an up-and-down session. Ukraine is still key. Nat gas was down on the day, but still above the key $4.50 technical level. And gold was down below $1,300 on the day.

  • South Africa labor talks sink platinum, palladium Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Platinum and palladium prices dropped sharply Monday on signs that South African mining companies are close to reaching a labor agreement that would end a four-month strike. Platinum for July delivery fell $28, or 2 percent, to close at $1,400.70 an ounce. Palladium for June lost $29.30, or 3.6 percent, to $777.80 an ounce.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 73 or 4.1 percent, to $17.25. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.20 or 5.1 percent, to $24.74.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 12 or 3.9 percent, to $2.95. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 50 or 3.9 percent, to $12.36. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 32 or 3.3 percent, to $9.28.

  • *Australia, Hong Kong, London closed for Easter. NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, April 21- Gold prices fell to a nearly three-week low in thin trade on Monday, as sharp outflows from the world's biggest bullion-backed exchange-traded fund and no further escalation of geopolitical tensions prompted selling.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 29 or 1.6 percent, to $17.69. Newmont Mining Corp. rose $1.55 or 6.6 percent, to $25.09.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 2.0 percent, to $3.01. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 12 or. 9 percent, to $12.74. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.49.

  • TORONTO, April 21- Talks between Barrick Gold Corp and Newmont Mining Corp about a potential merger have hit a snag, but sources close to the situation say the companies remain keen to reach a deal and discussions are likely to resume.

  • April 21- A takeover battle for Canada's Osisko Mining Corp, involving three of the world's top gold producers, is more than just a testament to the quality of the company's low-cost mine, it also spotlights a shortage of top-class gold assets in politically stable areas of the world.

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