Gold futures settled higher on Thursday, at their highest level in about 17 months, but prices finished below the key $1,300 level as the fatal shooting of a British politician put campaigning ahead of the U.K. referendum next week on hold. The so-called Brexit vote is set to decide whether the country will stay or leave the European Union. Gold for August delivery rose $10.10, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,298.40 an ounce--the highest settlement since Jan. 22, 2015.
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