Traders took a pause from the oil rally as it closed nearly flat at $68.55 Tuesday. Still, it could rally back toward the $70 mark Wednesday on the Energy Department's release of crude oil inventories, which are expected to show a decline.
Elsewhere in commodities, gold continued its rise toward $1000 an ounce, copper retreated more than 2 percent and platinum rose. Sharon Epperson reports. Watch the video for more.
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