Gold prices climb more than 2% for the week


Gold futures edged higher Friday to end the week with a gain of roughly 2.1%. The U.S. dollar and equities were trading lower than a week ago, helping to boost investment demand for the precious metal. June gold

GCM7, +0.22%

rose 80 cents, or less than 0.1%, to settle at $1,253.60 an ounce.

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