Gold futures finish at highest in nearly a week

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Gold futures gave up earlier declines to finish higher on Tuesday. The U.S. dollar strengthened as measured by the ICE U.S. Dollar Index , but the index was off the highest levels of the day, so “some safe haven interest” in the metal returned as the U.S. equity market continued its selloff, said Jeff Wright, executive vice president of GoldMining Inc. December gold rose $8.90, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,943.20 an ounce, the highest finish for the most-active contract since Sept. 2, according to FactSet data.
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