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So Far, 2014 Is A Good Year For Precious Metals

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts precious metals.

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GREENE: Gold has reached a price of more than $1,300 an ounce - the highest since early November. U.S. economic worries on the dollar boosted prices for precious metals. Gold is up 10 percent this year after a 28 percent drop in 2013. Silver has posted even greater gains - it is up 12 percent. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.