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Mark Lasseigne fills you in on a volatile trading day with small gains on Wall Street.
-The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 29 points to 11,896
-Early declines in the morning were erased by midafternoon.
-Moody's Investors Service affirmed the U.S. government's AAA rating.
-The affirmation was no surprise, as Moody's indicated it would maintain the country's Aaa rating as long as it raised the debt ceiling in time to avoid missing loan payments.
-Crude-oil prices fell to settle at $91.93/ barrel.
-Gold futures rose to settle just below $1,670 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange, notching another record high as continued anxiety kept money flowing into precious metals.