Summary Box: Cotton, coffee, sugar prices rise

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Posted: Oct 29, 2010 4:06 PM
Summary Box: Cotton, coffee, sugar prices rise

COTTON: Cotton prices headed back toward their highest price since the Civil War prevented shipments of the crop. Prices have surged because of worries about bad weather destroying crops and delaying harvests.

COFFEE: Coffee prices rose sharply Friday as backups at ports in Brazil continue to delay shipping of beans around the globe.

SUGAR: Sugar prices headed back toward a 29-year high hit earlier this year as demand for the crop has spiked as the global economy begins to recover.