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Wall Street slips as investors eye French election

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By Tanya AgrawalREUTERS - Wall Street edged lower in early afternoon trading on Friday as investors held off from making risky bets ahead of the first round of the closely contested French presidential election.Centrist Emmanuel Macron is leading most opinion polls for Sunday's election and is expected to contest a second-round run-off with Marine Le Pen, head of the anti-European Union and anti-immigrant National Front."Although Macron has been labeled as favorite to become the next French President, an unexpected Marine Le Pen victory could deal a symbolic blow to the unity of the European ...

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First Published: Fri, April 21 2017. 22:51 IST
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