Corn finishes the week higher

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm •  Published: February 1, 2013

Copper, which has a range of industrial uses and tracks the outlook for global demand, rose. The March contract for the metal rose 5.25 cents to $3.7845 a pound.

Platinum for April delivery rose $12.30 to $1,687.70 an ounce. March palladium gained $10.70 to $756.40.

The employment report also helped push oil prices higher, with data showing that U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in January, also lifting demand. Benchmark oil for March delivery rose 28 cents to $97.77.

Natural gas for March delivery fell 3.8 cents to end at $3.30 per 1,000 cubic feet.

March heating oil rose 4.2 cents, to finish at $3.16 a gallon, and wholesale gasoline for March delivery rose 2.2 cents to end the day at $3.05 a gallon.