Gold and silver futures rose for the first time in four sessions on mounting concern that U.S. budget negotiations have stalled, raising the risk of a government shutdown.
The Senate advanced a stopgap spending measure after Republican Ted Cruz defied party leaders by staging an extended speech that lasted more than 21 hours. By a vote of 100-0, with 60 votes required, the Senate will debate the House bill passed Sept. 20. The next fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
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