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CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold rebounded today, and copper was up, as well.
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CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Gold started higher, but it wasn't long before it dropped to its lowest level since August 2010. It's likely to continue to fall. Nat gas inventories were way above the normal average for this time of year.
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CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy was a bit better, in spite of a fairly bearish inventory report and a large build in gasoline.
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CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A lackluster session in the oil markets today, as oil came down a bit. If the oil supply is up again this week, it will put even more downward pressure on prices.
Crude oil prices ended near flat in a sluggish day of trading on Tuesday as stronger equity markets put a floor under prices and Brent's premium over U.S. crude slid below $6.
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