European Stocks Advance; Barratt, Taylor Wimpey, Adecco Climb

Barratt, Taylor Wimpey, Adecco Climb
A workman pushes a wheelbarrow past a house under construction. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Dec. 3 (Bloomberg) -- European stocks advanced, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index poised to snap three weeks of losses, before a report that may show the labor market in the world’s largest economy has begun to improve. U.S. futures were unchanged and Asian shares gained.

The benchmark Stoxx 600 climbed 0.3 percent to 272.41 at 9:49 a.m. in London, after earlier swinging between gains and losses at least 13 times.

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