Prices for crude oil and gold are ending lower after Syria made concessions that could defuse the showdown over its chemical weapons.
Oil fell $2.13, or 2 percent, to $107.39 a barrel. It had traded over $110 a barrel on Friday, when a U.S. strike seemed more likely. By Tuesday the tensions had faded after Syria accepted a proposal from Russia that the country give up its chemical weapons.
Traders worried that a conflict in the Middle East could disrupt the flow of oil from the region.
Gold fell $22.70, or 1.6 percent, to $1,364 an ounce its appeal as a safe-haven investment faded. Silver fell 70.1 cents, or 3 percent, to $23.016 an ounce.
Corn and wheat rose; soybeans fell.