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Gold slides Thursday

Jan. 24, 2013 at 6:20 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Gold prices closed lower on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange Thursday.

Comex gold dropped 1 percent as it gave up $16.80 to hit $1,669.90 per troy ounce.

Silver shed 72 cents or 2.2 percent to close at $32.72 an ounce.

Equities were mixed on Wall Street. The dollar index was essentially flat, rising 0.01 percent to 79.97.

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