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By Steve Rothwell
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

• My precious: Metals including gold, silver and palladium led gains for commodities as the dollar fell 0.9 percent against a basket of currencies.

• Palladium: The biggest beneficiary of the move was palladium. It gained $16.30 to $1,617.10 an ounce.

• The beans from Brazil: Coffee fell 0.3 percent. Expectations are for a bumper crop to come in Brazil, the world's largest producer of coffee beans.

, pushed prices lower.

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