Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose 94 cents to $69.09 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 91 cents to $71.29 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for September delivery rose 4 cents to $2.29 a gallon. September heating oil rose 4 cents to $2.11 a gallon. September natural gas fell 2 cents to $4.14 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Gold for December delivery fell $5.60 to $1,808.90 an ounce. Silver for September delivery fell 17 cents to $25.29 an ounce and September copper rose 2 cents to $4.35 a pound.
The dollar rose to 109.76 Japanese yen from 109.48 yen. The euro fell to $1.1836 from $1.1840.
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