Gold, silver decline

NEW YORK (AP) — The gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1742.20 an ounce -- down $7.30.

The current silver contract on the "NYMEX" closed at $33.98 an ounce -- down 16 cents.

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