Summary Box: Corn prices record healthy gain

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Posted: Apr 01, 2011 4:04 PM
Summary Box: Corn prices record healthy gain

CORN GAINS: Corn chalked up a 6.2 percent gain on expectations that demand from users such as livestock owners and ethanol producers will strengthen while supplies remain tight. Wheat and soybeans settled lower.

MIXED METALS: Copper and platinum fell after a U.S. trade group said manufacturing slipped in March. That offset a report that China's manufacturing sector improved in March. Most other metals also gave up ground.

OIL HIGHER: Oil prices rose to $107.94 a barrel after a positive U.S. jobs report raised hopes that demand will strengthen.