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Oil prices decline, but post a 4th straight weekly gain

Oil prices decline on Friday as crude production in the Gulf of Mexico makes a slow comeback from Hurricane Ida, but both the U.S. and global benchmarks score solid weekly gains for a fourth week in a row. 3:12 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021

Gold futures fall a third straight session to lose over 2% for the week

Gold futures end lower on Friday, with prices tallying a third consecutive session loss and a second weekly decline in a row, as the U.S. dollar strengthened ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting next week. 2:06 p.m. Sept. 17, 2021

U.S. oil futures end flat; Brent oil prices eke out a fresh 7-week high

Oil futures shake off early losses Thursday, with U.S. prices settling unchanged for the session and the global crude benchmark eking out a fresh finish at its highest in about seven weeks. 3:16 p.m. Sept. 16, 2021

Gold posts sharpest daily drop in nearly six weeks as dollar, Treasury yields edge up

Gold futures suffer back-to-back losses on Thursday and the sharpest daily decline in bullion in almost six weeks as the U.S. dollar and yields for government debt popped higher. 1:58 p.m. Sept. 16, 2021

What’s next for natural gas with prices at their highest in over 7 years

Natural-gas prices reach their highest levels in more than seven years thanks to a slow recovery in Gulf of Mexico production after an August hurricane, and strong U.S. exports and tight supplies. 12:38 p.m. Sept. 16, 2021

Oil prices end at highest since July as U.S. crude supplies fall a 6th-straight week

Oil futures climb on Wednesday to their highest settlement since late July, after U.S. government data show a more than six million-barrel weekly drop in domestic crude supplies --- marking a sixth-consecutive weekly decline. 3:04 p.m. Sept. 15, 2021

Gold prices end lower after back-to-back session gains

Gold futures post their first loss in three sessions on Wednesday, as prices retreat from the highest settlement in nearly two weeks. 1:55 p.m. Sept. 15, 2021

Why some benchmark aluminum prices have soared to a record

Aluminum prices have more than doubled in the U.S. Midwest this year to their highest on record, and climbed to a 13-year high on the London Metal Exchange. That follows disruptions to global supplies of the metal brought on, in part, by COVID-related slowdowns, high transportation costs, U.S. import restrictions and labor shortages. 8:17 a.m. Sept. 15, 2021

Oil settles little changed, holding at a 6-week high as output concerns tied to Nicholas fade

Oil futures settle little changed on Tuesday, holding ground at their highest level in about six weeks, as crude and natural-gas production concerns tied to Nicholas, which made landfall on the Texas coast as a hurricane, eased. 2:59 p.m. Sept. 14, 2021

Palladium prices drop to their lowest finish in more than a year

Palladium suffers a sixth decline in a row on Tuesday, with prices trading under $2,000 an ounce and posting their lowest finish in over 14 months as global computer chip shortages hurt demand for the metal in car manufacturing. 2:02 p.m. Sept. 14, 2021

Gold settles back above $1,800 as dollar weakens after U.S. inflation report

Gold futures end higher Tuesday, finding support as the U.S. dollar weakened after a report showing the cost of living in the U.S. rose in August at the slowest pace in seven months. 1:57 p.m. Sept. 14, 2021

U.S. oil benchmark tops $70 a barrel, natural-gas futures jump nearly 6% as U.S. production worries linger

Oil futures climb Monday, with U.S. benchmark prices settling above $70 a barrel at their highest in nearly six weeks, and natural-gas futures rallies by almost 6%, supported by concerns about a slow recovery in Gulf of Mexico output in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. 3:38 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021

Gold ends higher, but strength in the dollar keeps prices below $1,800 an ounce

Gold futures end higher Monday, but fail to reclaim the $1,800-an-ounce threshold as the dollar gains ground. 1:55 p.m. Sept. 13, 2021

Corn futures posts first gain in 5 sessions, wheat prices fall after USDA report

Corn futures end higher Friday, finding support a day after settling at the lowest since January, as USDA lifted its U.S. production forecast, but also raised demand expectations for the commodity. 3:02 p.m. Sept. 10, 2021

Oil prices settle higher to post a gain for the week

Oil futures settle higher Friday to tally a gain for the week as investors assess China's decision to release crude from its strategic reserve and continue to monitor the slow return of production in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Ida. 3:00 p.m. Sept. 10, 2021

Gold prices end lower, mark first weekly loss in 5 weeks

Gold prices end back below the key $1,800-an-ounce mark on Friday, suffering a weekly loss, their first in five weeks. 2:03 p.m. Sept. 10, 2021

Oil prices end lower, pressured by reports that China plans a release from its crude reserve

Oil futures end lower on Thursday, pressured by reports that China plans a release from its crude-oil reserve in a move to ease commodity inflation. A slow post-hurricane recovery in Gulf of Mexico energy output, however, raises expectations of larger drawdowns for U.S. petroleum supplies in the weeks to come. 3:09 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021

Gold futures finish higher to reclaim the key $1,800 mark

Gold futures finish higher on Thursday, after spending much of the session seesawing between gains and losses, as investors weigh a drop in weekly U.S. jobless claims to their lowest since the pandemic began and news that the European Central Bank will slow asset purchases. 2:22 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021

Why spot uranium prices have climbed to a 6-year high

Over 10 years ago, a disaster in Japan cast a shadow on the future for nuclear energy and the uranium used to fuel it, but efforts across the globe to reduce carbon emissions have revived interest in the power source. 2:05 p.m. Sept. 9, 2021

Natural-gas futures rally to highest finish since 2014 on slow U.S. output recovery, tight supplies

Natural-gas futures rally to highest finish since 2014 on Wednesday and oil prices also climb, finding support on a sluggish return of energy output in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Ida. 4:04 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021

Gold holds below $1,800, suffers consecutive losses

Gold futures hold below the key $1,800 mark on Wednesday, stretching their losses to a second consecutive session. 2:24 p.m. Sept. 8, 2021

Oil prices settle lower on strength in the dollar, demand worries

Oil futures end lower Tuesday, with global crude prices building on weakness seen the previous session after Saudi Arabia slashed crude prices for Asia. 3:17 p.m. Sept. 7, 2021

Gold suffers sharpest daily tumble in a month, settles below $1,800

Gold futures decline on Tuesday, with their sharpest daily fall in about a month, pulling prices back below the key $1,800 mark as the U.S. dollar strengthens and Treasury yields climb, weighing on appetite for precious metals. 2:11 p.m. Sept. 7, 2021

Crude prices fall after Saudi Arabia cuts Asian prices

Oil prices come under pressure Monday, as Saudi Aramco slashed prices for its Asian customers for the first time in four months, and by a bigger amount than expected. 3:39 a.m. Sept. 6, 2021

Oil ends lower on weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data, but posts a weekly gain on slow Gulf output recovery

Oil futures end lower on Friday, on the back of a smaller-than-expected gains in U.S. nonfarm payrolls in August, but a slow post-hurricane recovery in energy operations at the Gulf of Mexico contributed to a gain in prices for the week. 3:05 p.m. Sept. 3, 2021

Gold climbs for the week to highest in 11 weeks after downbeat August U.S. jobs data

Gold futures climb on Friday, with a lower-than-expected increase in new jobs last month prompting prices for the precious metal to notch a gain for the week and mark their highest finish since mid-June. 2:19 p.m. Sept. 3, 2021

U.S. oil prices at 1-month high, buoyed by a drop in U.S. supplies, after OPEC+ output decision

Oil futures end sharply higher on Thursday, with U.S. prices at their highest in a month. Prices are supported by data that showing a sharp drop in U.S. crude inventories, even as a group of global oil producers made no changes to their plan to gradually increase crude production, analysts said. 3:25 p.m. Sept. 2, 2021

Gold logs back-to-back loss; U.S. jobs data expected to provide the metal’s next directional cue

Gold futures log a back-to-back losson Thursday, failing to find support even with the dollar steady and bonds yields edging down, as investors look to August U.S. employment data due late this week to determine the path forward for bullion. 2:02 p.m. Sept. 2, 2021

Hurricane Ida contributes to an altered course in gasoline prices — just in time for Labor Day travel

Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the conclusion of the U.S. summer driving season, but it may not mark the end of the peak period for gasoline prices, which stand near their highest since 2014. 1:45 p.m. Sept. 2, 2021

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