Materials Down After Weak Economic Data -- Materials Roundup

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Shares of miners and other commodities producers declined alongside the prices of copper and other industrial metals as traders digested weak U.S. economic data. A terrorist attack complicated the calculus ahead of a United Kingdom election on Thursday. Prime Minister Theresa May called the election to strengthen her hand in negotiations on Brexit, but has seen her lead on hard-left rival Jeremy Corbyn shrink in recent polls. Gold futures rose 0.2% to $1,282.70 a troy ounce, their highest close since April 21.

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June 05, 2017 16:11 ET (20:11 GMT)