Gold Futures Settle Higher, Eke Out Slight Gain For The Week

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures settled higher on Friday as the slow pace of U.S. job growth in August dulled the prospects for a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase at a meeting later this month. Prices for the yellow metal finished the week with a slight gain of less than 0.1%. December gold rose $9.60, or 0.7%, to settle at $1,326.70 an ounce on Comex.

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