Summary Box: Copper falls on demand concerns

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Posted: Mar 30, 2011 4:08 PM
Summary Box: Copper falls on demand concerns

GLOBAL IMPACT: Copper prices lost ground as global events such as Japan's crisis renewed concerns about demand in the next few months. The price has fallen nearly 5 percent since March 1. Other metals settled higher.

OIL SUPPLIES: Crude prices slipped after the Energy Department said crude supplies rose more than analysts expected last week. Supplies increased 2.9 million barrels to 355.7 million barrels.

AG MIX: Prices for wheat, corn and soybeans were mixed ahead of a government forecast due Thursday on what crops farmers will plant this year.