March contracts for key agricultural commodities were mostly down. Corn slipped 1.5 cents to $6.8925 per bushel. Soybeans lost 5.75 cents to $13.865 per bushel. Wheat was essentially flat, gaining 0.25 cent to $7.555 per bushel.
After rising on Wednesday, prices for most key metals fell on Thursday. Gold for February delivery slipped $14.20 to $1,674.60 per ounce. March silver edged down 28.7 cents to $30.72 per ounce. March copper lost 1.9 cents to $3.717 per pound. March palladium lost $10.80, or 1.5 percent, to $697.15 per ounce.
The exception was platinum. Platinum for April delivery rose $11.90 to $1,579.90 per ounce.