Gold Futures Settle Lower, Holds Above $1,260/oz

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Gold futures settled with a modest decline on Thursday, giving back part of the gain they saw a day earlier. April gold fell $1.80, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,262.70 an ounce on Comex. March silver also declined by 20 cents, or 1.1%, to settle at $17.196 an ounce.

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