Summary Box: Metals rise on fears about Greek debt

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Posted: May 20, 2011 3:41 PM
Summary Box: Metals rise on fears about Greek debt

METALS' SPOTLIGHT: Gold, silver and other metals rose on concerns about the Greece's debt problems. Investors are worried Greece's problems may affect the European economy.

COPPER SUPPLIES: Copper benefited as inventories declined in warehouses for the London Metals Exchange and in China after sustained increases in the second quarter.

RAIN, RAIN: Corn prices rose as cool, rainy weather exacerbated planting delays in parts of the Midwest and northern states. Corn supplies remain tight both in the U.S. and globally while demand is strong.