Gold prices climbed on Friday, erasing a weekly loss to post a modest gain of less than 0.1% for the week. Prices got a boost from uncertainty ahead of France's presidential election, as well as from weakness in the U.S. stock market. June gold rose $5.30, or 0.4%, to settle at $1,289.10 an ounce. It settled at $1,288.50 at the end of last week's trading.
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