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News Summary: Commodities fall on growth worries


GROWTH WORRIES: Most commodity prices fell as worries about global economic growth bubbled back to the surface. Slower growth means less demand for raw materials such as oil and industrial metals.

CONFIDENCE DIMS: A closely-watched survey showed business confidence fell for a fifth straight month in Germany. It suggested that Europe's debt crisis is hurting the region's biggest economy. There also have been recent signs of economic slowdowns in the U.S. and China.

SUNNY FLORIDA: Orange juice futures fell 5.2 percent on expectations that storms in the Atlantic will miss key growing regions in Florida.


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