GOLD CREEPS HIGHER: Gold edged higher, closing up 0.3 percent after European Union leaders failed to reach a deal to give more aid to Greece, leaving the future of debt-stricken nation in limbo. Skepticism about the durability of a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas also bolstered demand for gold.
COPPER IN THE DOLDRUMS: The price of copper fell 0.6 percent amid ongoing uncertainty about the outlook for economic growth.
TURKEY TALK: Trading was markedly lower the day before the Thanksgiving holiday.
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