European stocks rose for a fourth day, the longest winning streak in two months, amid optimism Senate leaders will forge a deal to reopen the U.S. government and avoid a breach of the debt limit. U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares advanced.
Since starting work at the Esperanza copper mine in northern Chile two years ago, Erick Moreno has tripled his salary and is preparing to buy his first home. The pay, he says, is so good that he’d never take a job elsewhere.
European stocks were little changed near a five-year high after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signalled the central bank will maintain stimulus measures to support the U.S. economic recovery.
European stocks advanced, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbing to the highest since July 26, as reports showed German investor confidence in March increased more than forecast and American retail sales rose in February.