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Bullion prices surged for a second straight week. In U.S. futures, palladium was the biggest weekly gainer at 4.5%. Gold came in second at 3.2% and registered a high of $1165.80 an ounce — a price not seen since Dec. 8. It found strength with spurts of physical demand and at times overcame a firmer dollar, which is atypical for the yellow metal.