Crops Lower, Metals Mostly Lower Ahead of Memorial Day

NEW YORK (AP) -

Metals ended mostly lower, and crops ended lower in quiet trading Friday ahead of the Memorial Day legal holiday in the U.S.

Gold for delivery in June dropped $3.30 to $1,291.70 an ounce, and July silver slipped 10 cents to $19.42 an ounce.

Copper for July delivery added three cents to $3.17 a pound, July platinum fell $20.30 to $1,472.80 an ounce and June palladium fell $5 to $831.45 an ounce.

In trading of agricultural contracts, wheat fell seven cents to $6.53 a bushel, corn fell a penny to $4.78 a bushel and soybeans dropped three cents to $15.16 a bushel.

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.