Summary Box: Commodities mixed on economic worries

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Posted: Jun 02, 2011 3:28 PM
Summary Box: Commodities mixed on economic worries

MIXED BASKET: Commodity prices were mixed Thursday after a fresh batch of reports gave more signs of slower U.S. economic growth. Metals prices fell across the board while energy and agriculture products were mostly higher.

ECONOMIC WORRIES: It was the second straight day of disappointing economic news. Factory production fell 1.2 percent in April. Retail sales revenue increased modestly in May and applications for jobless benefits remained at a level signaling weak job growth.

WHAT'S NEXT: Investors will look for more clues about the economy in Friday's government monthly employment report.