Top Ten: Weekend roundup: North Korea and your investments | Tesla’s risky bonds | Airbnb tourism irks Europe

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MarketWatch rounded up 10 of its most intriguing topics over the past week. 1. What to do with your stocks in the event of war Don’t create a catastrophe worse — Mark Hulbert draws on decades of experience and data to describe how you should take care of your investments during a time of conflict. 2. Tesla’s bonds could be dangerous By any measure, stocks of Tesla Inc..

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Are expensive, as they have risen 29% over the past year and the company is losing money. However, Tesla’s new bonds may also be quite risky, as Claudia Assis and Ciara Linnane report. 3. Airbnb and anti-tourism protests Several popular travel destinations are hit with anti-tourist protests, as neighborhood residents have grown alarmed by increasing rents as tourists make use of Airbnb. And that’s not to mention how rude some visitors can be. Here’s a helpful guide to how to behave when on holiday. 4. How Activision plays games with investors and regulators Activision Blizzard Inc..

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Is not the only company using creative accounting to paint a pretty picture for investors, but it is being particularly brazen about it, as Ciara Linnane and Francine McKenna describe. 5. More market warnings It’s been a rough week for the stock exchange, but Michael Brush believes that the difficulty is just beginning. Meanwhile, Ryan Vlastelica looks at technical signals for a market pullback, seven billionaire investors also worry about stocks and Mark DeCambre explains what the recent increase in price volatility means. 6. The Google memo got this right Alphabet Inc.’s

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Main subsidiary Google fired a worker this week for sending a 10-page memo to other employees who blamed biological differences between the sexes as the reason girls don’t succeed in tech. However, Kari Paul says one point made in the memo was correct — she provides advice to women on how they can enhance their salary negotiation skills. 7. Disney makes a big movement Walt Disney Co..

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Is severing its connection with Netflix

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While making other major strategic moves. But details are thin and the potential for financial disruption is high, reports Trey Williams. 8. Breeze founders keep the faith; other shareholders do not The founders of Snap Inc..

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Have pledged not to sell any of their stocks at least before the end of 2017. Jeremy C. Owens explains why that was not enough to keep the stock from sliding up to 14% on Friday. 9. Advice if you are thinking of hiring a nanny There are lots of financial and legal aspects to take into account if you hire someone to take care of your children in your home, writes Leslie Albrecht. 10. This is even more dangerous to your health than being obese Alessandra Malito describes a threat to health you might not have considered. Want more from MarketWatch? Check out our Personal Finance Daily or other newsletters, and get the most recent news, personal finance and investing advice.

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