Gold prices slid, dropping for the second consecutive session with the dollar surging.

Gold prices slid Friday, dropping for the second consecutive session with the dollar surging.

Front-month gold for May delivery fell 0.8% to $1,274.50 a troy ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Prices are roughly flat on the year and in May, supported at times by safe-haven buying amid stock-market volatility...