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U.K. Stocks Gain for Ninth Day on BHP, Reckitt Benckiser Results

U.K. stocks gained for a ninth day as Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd. rallied after posting quarterly results, while a report showed that the U.S. economy created fewer jobs last month.

Reckitt Benckiser jumped the most in more than 4 1/2 years after third-quarter comparable sales grew faster than analysts had predicted. BHP climbed the most since July after the world’s biggest mining company reported quarterly iron-ore output that beat forecasts and increased its full-year production estimate.