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Copper Rises Most in Five Weeks on Signs of Improved U.S. Hiring
Copper rose the most in five weeks after a private report showed employers hired more workers than forecast in the U.S., the world's second-largest consumer of the metal, signaling an improved economy.
Wheat Advances on Import Demand and U.S. Weather-Damage Concern
Wheat advanced for a second day in Chicago on demand from importing nations and amid speculation that freezing weather in the U.S. may hurt crops in the world's leading exporter of the grain.
Soybeans Rise to 10-Week High as Demand for U.S. Supply Climbs
Soybeans climbed to a 10-week high on signs of surging demand for U.S. exports. Corn declined to the lowest in almost two weeks.
Cocoa Gains to 2-Year High on Dollar Amid Shortage; Sugar Falls
Cocoa reached a two-year high in New York as the dollar weakened against the pound, triggering buy orders amid forecasts for shortages this season. Raw sugar fell.
Copper Rises Before Report Seen Showing Chinese Factory Growth
Copper rose in New York, narrowing the biggest monthly drop since June, before a report projected to show manufacturing is still expanding in China, the world's biggest consumer of the metal.
Soybeans Reach Two-Month High as Demand Seen for U.S. Supplies
Soybeans rose to a two-month high in Chicago on signs demand for U.S. supplies will remain steady even after China canceled some orders. Wheat climbed as Egypt sought to buy the grain in a third tender in as many weeks.
Consumer Confidence in U.S. Declines to a Seven-Month Low
Confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly declined in November to a seven-month low as Americans grew more pessimistic about the labor-market outlook.
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