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  1. U.S. stocks look set to surge on Monday after France’s first presidential runoff shows centrist Emmanuel Macron taking the lead, dissipating some fears of a eurozone breakup.
  2. Iran? Russia? Syria? Sure, there’s really no shortage of contenders for the title of America’s biggest enemy, but considering the unsettling news flow these days, North Korea’s ascension to the top of the list shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
  3. Besides using the peer-to-peer payment app Venmo, adoption levels are low.
  4. The SpaceX and Tesla boss seemingly just confirmed the worst-kept secret in the high-tech tabloids
  5. He tells Avi Gilburt in a Q&A that today’s mood of optimism will give way to a funk that will rival that of the 1930s.
  6. Oil futures rebounded some on Monday, after skidding 7% to a three-week low last week, but some analysts doubt bargain buying will be enough to hoist U.S. benchmark prices much above $50 a barrel near term.
  7. Bank stocks across Europe light up, on track for their best session in more than 10 months as investors looked to the possibility of a market-friendly Emmanuel Macron becoming France’s next president.
  8. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen are heading toward a May 7 runoff in France’s high-stakes presidential election. Here’s what it means for financial markets.
  9. Stock markets around the world are rallying Monday as investors breathe a sigh of relief over how things turned out in the first round of France’s presidential election. Emmanuel Macron claimed the most votes. Here are 5 things to know about him.
  10. These days, bursts to the upside in the U.S. are typically met with raised eyebrows by bears waiting to pounce on a blow-off top they’ve been waiting for during every leg up in this relentless market. Will this one disappointment like so many before?