Gold, Silver Rise as Support Grows on Syria

NEW YORK (AP) -

Gold and silver prices rose Tuesday, as President Barack Obama gained support for a U.S.-led strike on Syria.

However, Congress remains divided, meaning it’s not clear that it will sign off on an attack.

Precious metals rose, as the simmering tensions over Syria prompted investors to buy safe-haven assets.

Gold futures rose $15.90 to $1,412 an ounce. Silver rose 91.9 cents to $24.382 an ounce.

Industrial metals were mixed.

December copper rose 7.15 cents to $3.3045 a pound. October platinum rose $11.10 to $1,538.20 an ounce, and December palladium fell $5.90 to $717.95 an ounce.

November soybeans rose 29.25 cents to $13.8675 a bushel. December corn fell 6.75 cents to $4.7525 a bushel, and December wheat also fell 6.75 cents to $6.4725 a bushel.