Summary Box: Brazil crop news sends sugar plunging

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Posted: Sep 16, 2011 3:17 PM
Summary Box: Brazil crop news sends sugar plunging

PRICE SOURS: Sugar plummeted 6.7 percent on expectations that Brazil's production may be higher than expected. A new report said production increased in the last two months of August. That's easing concern that the crop may have been affected by bad weather or other problems.

DEBT DEBATE: Gold ended at $1,814.70 an ounce as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met with European finance ministers to debate ways to resolve the region's debt crisis. Many investors are concerned that it may affect the global economy.

UP, DOWN: Most metals rose while oil, corn and wheat fell.