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(Kitco News)Gold and silver prices are a bit firmer in early U.S. trading Wednesday, following a just-released weaker-than-expected U.S. economic report. June gold futures were last up $2.10 an ounce at $1,297.60. May Comex silver was last up $0.029 at $15.09 an ounce.

The ADP national employment report for March showed a gain of 129,000 jobs, which is a significant downside miss. The payrolls number was forecast to be up 173,000. This report is a precursor to the more important jobs report from the Labor Department that is due out Friday morning. The non-farm

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