Gold prices climbed Thursday for a second-straight session, finding support from a retreat in the U.S. dollar and weakness in equities. August gold rose $1.60, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,223.30 an ounce. Prices had climbed 0.2% Wednesday, recouping part of a three-session decline that brought prices to their lowest level since May on Monday, before the Independence Day holiday.
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