Gold Futures Tally a Weekly Gain Of Roughly 1.5%

By Myra P. Saefong Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Gold futures settled higher on Friday to tally a weekly gain of about 1.5%, with uncertainty offering prices a boost ahead of a vote on the U.S. health care bill set for later in the day. The yellow metal also found support as U.S. equities and the dollar looked ready to end the week lower. April gold rose $1.30, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,248.50 an ounce.

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