Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
The Associated Press
Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery rose $1.23 to $70.90 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude for May delivery rose $1.37 to $76.69 a barrel.
Wholesale gasoline for April delivery rose 5 cents to $2.59 a gallon. April heating oil rose 5 cents to $2.74 a gallon. April natural gas fell 18 cents to $2.17 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Gold for April delivery rose $8.50 to $1,949.60 an ounce. Silver for May delivery rose 36 cents to $22.79 an ounce and May copper rose 5 cents to $4.04 a pound.
The dollar fell to 131.42 Japanese yen from 132.56 yen. The euro rose to $1.0879 from $1.0765.