Market Extra: 4 things investors need to know about France’s presidential runoff

The counting continues, but it looks clear that centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off against far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 French presidential election runoff that could decide the fate of the European Union.

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Indeed, French voters face a stark choice. Le Pen has called for scrapping the euro and exiting the European Union — moves that would almost certainly be fatal to both the shared currency and the trading bloc. Macron is firmly committed to the European Union, where he says he wants to usher in a new era of cooperation with Germany, and is also the mirror image of Le Pen on other hot-button issues, including immigration.

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