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Prices slide on oil, gold, silver

NEW YORK — The price of oil fell Wednesday, as a drop in metals commodities overflowed to crude markets and stocks retreated.

Benchmark crude for April delivery lost $1.88, or 2 percent, to finish at $95.22 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The March contract, which expires Wednesday, fell $2.20 to end at $94.46 per barrel.

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