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The Tell: Why one hedge-fund titan is bracing for 'all hell to break lose' on Wall Street

Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a bleak outlook for Wall Street and has built a $5 billion rainy-day fund in preparation for what he describes as all hell' to be loosed upon the world.

British Airways cancels all London flights after IT system failure

Flights were cancelled and passengers stranded on Saturday as British Airways battled to fix a major technical glitch.

Chipotle's data breach: How to tell if you may have been a victim

Chipotle updates on the data breach at some of its restaurants in the spring, giving dates and locations of restaurants affected.

Market Extra: With stocks and bonds looking pricey, investors see little that's appetizing

For years, a key driver for U.S. stocks has been the idea that, no matter what potential headwinds there may be, they were more attractive than bonds. But now, with major equity indexes at records and valuations stretched by many metrics, that argument have become less compelling.

The Wall Street Journal: Trump stalls on decision to back Paris Climate Accord at G-7 summit

President Donald Trump was the only leader at a G-7 summit in Italy to not back a major international climate-change accord, saying he would make his decision next week.

The Wall Street Journal: Carter-era national-security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dead at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, known to his friends as Zbig,' was considered for decades a leading expert on international affairs.

Market Extra: When do markets close for Memorial Day?

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, but a host of other markets from oil futures to metals will have revised schedules.

Outside the Box: I retired early, in spite of these 4 big investing mistakes

Darrow Kirkpatrick says his experience proves you don't have to be a perfect investor to succeed in the end.

NewsWatch: 6 things NOT to buy at Memorial Day sales

You might get a good deal on a mattress, but wait to buy these items.

The Wall Street Journal: U.K. lowers terror-threat level from 'critical' to 'severe'

Prime Minister Theresa May says the move comes after 11 suspects are now in custody.

Market Snapshot: Consumer confidence, jobs to highlight packed stock-market week

Investors will surface from their long weekend to greet a data packed week as stocks push against record levels in a time of fundamental strength but political uncertainty.

The Wall Street Journal: Jared Kushner reportedly discussed a secret channel to talk with Russians

The idea was broached in a meeting that Kushner had last December with Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Ariana Grande to perform benefit concert for Manchester attack victims

In a post on Twitter, the singer said, We will not let this divide us. We won't let hate win.'

The Wall Street Journal: U.K. authorities say they've arrested most of Manchester bomber's accomplices

Authorities' understanding of the accomplices around Abedi is growing day by day, while noting that loose ends and key questions remained in the investigation.

Lingerie maker Nubian Skin brings nuance to the underwear color 'nude'

In a short amount of time, Nubian Skin has landed big name clients including superstar Beyoncé, affirming owner Ade Hassan's vision of making hosiery and lingerie for women with darker skin tones.

After 33 hours, Delta Air Lines finally releases puppy from cargo in Guatemala

Woman says her German Shepherd, Bunny, was held 'hostage' by bureaucracy and paperwork.

What the contents of this Depression-era purse says about American women in 2017

The recent discovery in a Chicago theater of a 1930s clutch purse is a revealing time-capsule.

Hollywood is running out of hit '80s movies to reboot

Of the top 15 highest-grossing films from the 1980s, only three haven't been either remade, rebooted or turned into a sequel or franchise

Market Extra: Tech stocks are single-handedly helping active managers outperform

How well have technology stocks done so far this year? So good that they're managing to make active managers look good at their jobs.

NewsWatch: When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about U.S. jobs, it's time to listen

The founders of Microsoft and Facebook have cautionary words for the Class of 2017.

Personal Finance Daily: Ariana Grande will perform a benefit concert for Manchester attack victims and why airport lines will be longer this summer

Friday's top personal finance stories

This man will help you get out of expensive medical bills

Most people, even if they don't understand a hospital bill, pay it anyway. He's trying to change that.

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: Take emotion out of your investing decisions | How one retailer keeps people coming in the door | More money milestones

Here are MarketWatch articles to read this weekend.

NewsWatch: This top-heavy rally is built on 5 big tech stocks, but here's why that's not a worry

Traders look content to let the S&P 500 nab a solid weekly gain, though not everyone is happy as a three-day break draws oh-so-close. One complaint is just a few tech giants are powering the rally. Today's call tackles that topic.

Economic Report: Economy wasn't as bad as it looked in first quarter, GDP shows

Turns out the U.S. economy wasn't totally asleep in the first three months of 2017: the government raised the growth rate to 1.2% from its original 0.7% estimate.

Economic Report: Orders for durable goods fall to 5-month low

Orders for long-lasting goods such as planes and appliances fell in April for the first time in five months, suggesting that a resurgent U.S. manufacturing industry has cooled off a bit.

Market Snapshot: Stocks set to snap multiday rally, ahead of Memorial Day weekend

U.S. stocks were poised for a slightly weaker start the open on Friday, ahead of data including durable goods and a long holiday weekend that could keep some investors on the sidelines.

Market Extra: Short-changing bonds, snubbing the globe and other diversification mistakes to avoid

One of the most important mantras in finance — diversification — is also one of the hardest to adhere to, according to Charlie Bilello, director of research at Pension Partners LLC.

The sad reason half of Americans don't take all their paid vacation

Some 54% of employees make this mistake because they believe they'll be replaced.

Need to Know: This top-heavy rally is built on 5 big tech stocks, but here's why that's not a worry

Traders look content to let the S&P 500 nab a solid weekly gain, though not everyone is happy as a three-day break draws oh-so-close. One complaint is just a few tech giants are powering the rally. Today's call tackles that topic.

Best Buy is capitalizing on troubles at Sears and HHGregg in one particular category

Best Buy's appliance sales were helped by troubles with Sears, as well as store closures from HHGregg, which has filed for bankruptcy

When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about the future of American jobs, it's time to listen

The founders of Microsoft and Facebook have cautionary words for the Class of 2017.

Market Extra: When do markets close for Memorial Day?

U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.

Mark Hulbert: Gold bulls can expect more bad luck

Optimism even as gold prices slump is a bearish sign, writes Mark Hulbert.

From birth to college: How to budget for having kids

Having a child can upend your household finances. Here's what to expect and how to budget for baby and beyond.

Outside the Box: Why playing it safe in investing — and life — can be a big mistake

There is no risk-free option. Not ever. And not just with money.

How to earn more on your emergency savings

Get a better return on your money and still have liquidity for unexpected expenses.

What employers want from new grads

Job experts reveal what recruiters want to see from the Class of 2017.

The Wall Street Journal: European diplomats unhappy Trump didn't support key NATO defense provision

Heading into this week's NATO meeting, allies said they had hoped Trump would put to rest worries raised during the campaign that American support for Europe was conditional.

London Markets: FTSE 100 at all-time high, with the pound knocked below $1.29

The FTSE 100 was at an all-time high Friday, as the pound dropped against major rivals after a poll showed a further narrowing of the Conservative Party's lead before the general election.

Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital: Do childless leaders mean the death of Europe?

Some commentators wonder if European civilization is doomed because most of its leaders are childless, writes Darrell Delamaide.

Futures Movers: Oil rises slightly as some investors buy in wake of OPEC—related plunge

Oil prices rise slightly on Friday as the market can't get over its disappointment at how the OPEC meeting turned out, that is cuts weren't aggressive enough.

Asia Markets: Nikkei slips below 20,000, Aussie stocks also fall on weak oil prices

Underperformance has become the norm of late, with Japan's Nikkei Stock Average stalling just below 20,000, a level it hasn't reached since December 2015.

The Wall Street Journal: Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election despite assault charge

Greg Gianforte, a tech entrepreneur and political novice, wins hotly contested Montana special election, despite facing an 11th-hour charge of assaulting a reporter.

The Wall Street Journal: Jared Kushner will cooperate in probe over Russian interference in U.S. election

FBI agents would eventually like to speak to senior White House aid Jared Kushner about his meetings in December with a Russian ambassador and banker

Republican charged in assault on reporter leads in bellwether Montana congressional race

DRepublican Greg Gianforte, who became embroiled in a last-minute tempest over his alleged assault of a newspaper reporter, held a solid lead over Democrat Rob Quist, a folk singer and songwriter who wears a trademark Stetson hat, in a special election in Montana to fill a vacant U.S. House of ...

Memorial Day Weekend is No. 1 for fatal traffic accidents

This weekend, traffic could hit a new high.

Costco versus Amazon Prime — which membership offers more value?

Preferences for one over the other tend to vary with age.

Read this before jumping into a swimming pool this summer

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about recreational water.

Eating chocolate may be good for your heart

This research looked at the eating habits and cardiovascular histories of 55,500 people.