U.S. crude oil slipped
0.8 percent to extend its losing streak. Benchmark U.S. crude fell to $60.19 a barrel in New York, its lowest in almost eight months. Brent crude, used to price international oils, has fared almost as badly as U.S. crude, and it declined 0.7 percent to $70.20 a barrel in London.
Gold fell 0.3 percent to $1,208.60 an ounce. Silver lost 2 percent to $14.14 an ounce. Copper slid 1.9 percent to $2.68 a pound.