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Outsider Macron sets sights on presidency

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political outsider, having never run an election campaign before. After topping Sunday’s vote, he is now favourite to win the run-off on 7 May. It is the first time in six decades that neither of France’s main left-wing or right-wing parties has had a candidate in the second round. With 97% of votes counted, Mr Macron stands on ...

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Dodd-Frank in Trump's sights ahead of Friday Treasury meeting

Robert Rubin: Much of Dodd-Frank was ‘necessary’ President Donald Trump is planning to take the next step Friday in his steady attack over the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The president will direct Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to review regulators’ authority to unwind a bank on the brink of failure and to label nonbank firms — insurance companies, private equity firms and hedge-funds — as risky institutions, according to a preview of the president’s schedule from the White House. He will also sign an executive order at the Treasury Department ...

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Warriors start picking up pieces, shift sights to Durant Sweepstakes

12:03 PM ET Marc SteinESPN Senior Writer Close • Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics The Cleveland Cavaliers spilled tears of joy like no NBA champion I’ve had the privilege to see up close in two-plus decades of sticking my notebook (or microphone) where it doesn’t belong. Tyronn Lue, Richard Jefferson, J.R. Smith, Mo Williams and, of course, LeBron James … bawlers everywhere you looked on that Oracle floor from the privilege of our prime ESPN Radio perch ...

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New Green Lantern Corps Comic Aims Its Sights on New Readers

Hal Jordan is once again becoming a member of the Green Lantern Corps, after months of being an outcast and a renegade. DC’s new Rebirth event aims to bring new readers into the 21st century, which means returning to the status quo: Hal Jordan as a Green Lantern. Writer Robert Venditti continues his run with the character, except this time, he’s focusing on the entire core. We discussed the upcoming series Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps with the writer and how this will appeal to new readers. COMIC ...

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Euro dips as ECB sets sights on deeper negative rates

A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 24, 2015. Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett Expectations for a fresh shot of stimulus from the European Central Bank on Thursday pushed down the euro and government bond yields in the morning, after New Zealand set the bar high with a surprise rate cut that sent its currency tumbling. Europe’s main stock markets got off to a solid start, with London’s FTSE .FTSE, the DAX in Frankfurt .GDAXI and the CAC40 in Paris .FCHI adding ...

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