METALS RALLY: December palladium rose $1.45 to close at $605.15 an ounce. January platinum gained $7.60 to settle at $1,588.70 an ounce. Copper for December delivery rose $1.95 cents to $3.402 per pound.
LOWER FOR THE WEEK: The rally couldn't erase deep losses from the week. Palladium is down 9 percent for the week while platinum is down 3 percent. Copper is down nearly 2 percent. Prices declined through the week on worries that the European financial crisis might hinder economic growth.
OIL FALLS: Benchmark crude oil lost $1.26, or 1 percent, to end at $97.67 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.