Wednesday, December 05, 2012 4:43 pm
News Summary: Soybeans rise on export demand hopes
By The Associated Press
CLIFF HANGERS: Investors are cautious about trading commodities as Congress wrangles over the budget. Without an agreement, automatic tax increases and government spending cuts will take effect Jan. 1. The uncertainty has kept commodity trading choppy much of the week.
MIXED BAG: Prices rose for industrial metals, natural gas, corn and wheat. Gold and oil fell.