NEW YORK (AP) - Cotton futures No. 2 closed $2.15 a bale higher to $2.55 lower Thursday.

NEW YORK (AP) Cotton futures No. 2 closed $2.15 a bale higher to $2.55 lower Thursday.

The average price for strict low middling 1 & 1-16 inch spot cotton declined 44 cents to 79.89 cents per pound Thursday for the seven markets, according to the Market News Branch, Memphis USDA.