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Gold futures extend decline while copper steadies as US wage gains fuel rate angst

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Bullion capped the biggest quarterly drop since 2013 in December with signs of stronger US growth.

London

GOLD futures fell for the first time last week after a report showed that US wages rose the most during the current expansion, adding to the case for the Federal Reserve to continue raising interest rates.

The 156,000 increase in December payrolls followed a 204,000 rise in

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