Gold Futures Suffer Second Straight Weekly Loss

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Gold futures fell on Friday, posting a loss of about 1.6% for the week, on concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve may raise interest rates at its meeting next month. Higher rates can boost the dollar and weigh on dollar-denominated prices for gold. June gold fell $1.90, or 0.2%, to settle at $1,252.90 an ounce on Friday. The settlement was the lowest since April 27.

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