Summary Box: Most commodities up on economic mix

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Posted: Dec 16, 2011 3:55 PM
Summary Box: Most commodities up on economic mix

ECONOMIC WORRIES: Most commodities rose as Europe's financial problems were offset by signs of an improving U.S. economy. Italy's lower house of parliament approved an austerity package while Fitch ratings agency warned it could downgrade six nations that use the euro, including Italy and Spain.

PRICE MIX: Metals and agricultural contracts rose; energy contracts fell.

WHAT'S NEXT: Analysts expect most commodity prices to be uneven over the next couple of weeks as Europe's situation remains unresolved and investors take time off for the holidays.