Three bottles of Chateau Petrus 2000 Pomerol fetched top price of 6,600 pounds ($10,100) at a sale of U.K. wine writer Hugh Johnson’s private collection at Sworders auction house north of London, according to its website.
Stocks rose, with the MSCI World Index extending its longest advance in 11 months, as a late-day rally in technology shares helped the U.S. market reverse an early drop. The euro gained as a Spanish bond sale eased concern the region’s debt crisis will worsen. Gold rallied.
U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gaining a fourth day and the Dow Jones Industrial Average erasing its loss for the year, as better- than-estimated growth in private payrolls eased concern the economy is sliding back into a recession.
Stocks declined, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index sliding to a five-week low, as speculation the economy may slip into another recession offset investor optimism amid more than $1 trillion in takeovers this year. Two-year Treasury notes climbed, while oil fell for a fourth day.