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U.K. Stocks Extend Gains on U.S. Payrolls Report

January 06, 2012

Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. stocks extended gains after a report showed U.S. employers added more workers to payrolls than forecast in December.

The FTSE 100 Index rallied 0.9 percent to 5,672 at 1:33 p.m. in London as the jobless rate in the world’s largest economy fell to a near three-year low.

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