Crude Oil Prices Rise Sharply

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Here are the prices of some key commodities traded in New York on Wednesday:

Crude oil prices soared $3.59 to close at $82.89 a barrel.

Coffee prices edged up a fraction of a cent to finish at $2.35 a pound.

Copper prices slid 8 cents to end at $3.89 per pound.

Cocoa futures lost $59 to finish the day's trading at $2,847 per ton.

In Chicago, wheat prices rose 13 cents to end at $6.85 a bushel.

Rice prices were up 18 cents to close at $16.95 per hundredweight.