Commodity prices end mixed; gold slips

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Commodities prices are ending mixed.

Gold edged lower even as most other metals prices rose. Energy and crop futures ended mixed.

Gold for August delivery fell $2 to $1,275.10 an ounce Tuesday. Silver, copper, palladium and platinum all rose.

Crude oil for August delivery rose 14 cents to end at $95.32 a barrel. Several strong economic reports brightened the outlook for energy consumption.

Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods increased last month. Home prices also rose and consumer confidence surged.

Crop prices were mixed. The actively traded contract for wheat delivered in September edged down 2.75 cents to $6.85 a bushel. Corn for December delivery fell 2 cents to $5.445 a bushel. Soybeans for November delivery edged up 5 cents to $12.785 a bushel.