Prices give up early gains even as lackluster manufacturing data weigh on the US currency.
Prices settle higher after the Group of Seven said it will step in to help tame Japan's soaring yen.
Prices creep up as the dollar weakens and investors look to safe assets amid global turmoil.
Gold and silver settle higher as consumer prices rise in the U.S. and rumors circulate that China may be beefing up its gold stores to back its currency.
Prices climb as investors appear undeterred by China's most recent attempt to combat inflation.
Today's gains put the final flourish on a blowout year. Meanwhile, the metal could test its record high in January.
Early selling, due to weak news on housing and consumer confidence, eases as oil and gold move higher. GM rises on a wave of buy ratings. Interest rates jump.
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