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Archive for Thursday, April 11, 2002

Commodities

April 11, 2002

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USDA Loan Deficiency Payments  Corn: 9 cents. Soybeans: 94 cents.

St. Joseph livestock

St. Joseph, Mo. (ap) Â Quotations for Wednesday: Receipts: 1,500 Last week: 3,429 Year ago: 2,569

Compared to last week, feeder steers and heifers opened 1.00-3.00 lower, with instances of 4.00-5.00 lower. Live and feeder cattle contracts at the CME opened with triple digit losses Wednesday morning, causing Feeder buyers to be a lot more selective of quality; and also be more conservative with their bids.

Nonferrous metals

New York (ap) Â Spot nonferrous metal prices Wednesday:

Aluminum - 62.5 cents per lb., London Metal Exch. Wed.

Gold - $298.00 troy oz., Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Silver - $4.615 Handy & Harman (only daily quote).

Platinum - $516.00-545.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract).

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