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Gold slides Thursday

Feb. 14, 2013 at 5:51 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The price of gold slid Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange with the dollar rallying and equities flat on Wall Street.

On the Comex listing, gold gave up $8.20 of 0.5 percent to finish at $1,634.50 per troy ounce. Silver lost 39 to settle at $30.38 an ounce.

Against the dollar, the euro fell to $1.336 from Wednesday's $1.3453. The dollar fell to 92.96 yen from 93.42 yen. The dollar index rose 0.4 percent to 80.39 on the International Exchange.

The British pound fell to $1.5495 from $1.5541. The U.S. dollar fell to 1.0005 Canadian dollars from 1.0022 Canadian.

The dollar was stronger across Europe and mostly weaker in Asia Thursday.

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