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Watson gives 1st paycheck to Texans workers

10:14 PM ET HOUSTON — Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three women who work in the NRG Stadium cafeteria and who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. “For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way,” Watson told the woman in a video shared by the Texans. “Here you guys go.” Watson, who ...

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In cash-strapped schools, nonprofit gives kids tech training

Feeding America’s most vulnerable children An unexpected new toy awaited students on the first day of class at an Ohio school this week: a 3D printer. The printer, which made its first appearance at Crestwood Intermediate in rural Portage County, joined other pieces of new tech, like coding kits, robots and drones, offered at the school. The move is a part of the school’s larger effort to build a “makerspace,” or space dedicated to creative learning through DIY projects. In a district struggling with budget cuts and the opioid epidemic, ...

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U.S. company gives up control of world's No. 2 copper mine

Why gold is considered an investing safe haven For nearly three decades, the world’s No. 2 copper mine has been controlled by an American company. Not anymore. Freeport-McMoRan(FCX) agreed Tuesday to give up its majority stake in the massive Grasberg gold and copper mine, ceding control to the Indonesian government in what is likely to be seen as a victory for President Joko Widodo. The U.S. miner’s ownership stake will be reduced from 90% to 49%, Indonesia’s energy minister Ignasius Jonan said at a joint press conference with Freeport CEO ...

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Rockets owner gives $4M to Harvey relief effort

8:14 PM ET ESPN.com news services Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander donated $ 4 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund started by Mayor Sylvester Turner, the team announced. The NFL is considering moving Thursday’s preseason game between the Texans and Cowboys because of flooding in Houston. If it’s played, J.J. Watt wants the NFL to use the game to raise funds for those affected by the flooding. The St. Louis infielder is putting his money where his bat is for those suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 1 ...

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The Evil Within 2 Gives Players Greater Freedom To Customize Their Experience, Here’s How

Bethesda has shared some new details about its upcoming survival-horror game, The Evil Within 2. In a post on its blog, the publisher shed more light on the game’s customization system, which sounds considerably more flexible than its precedessor’s. As before, players will be able to customize both protagonist Sebastian as well as his arsenal of weapons. This time, however, they’ll use separate resources to upgrade the two. Green Gel, which customized both Sebastian and his gear in the previous game, now only upgrades the hero. Weapons, meanwhile, can now ...

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!; The G20 meeting kicks off; The Fed gives an update

Here’s what Trump has said about bringing back coal jobs 1. Jobs report: On Friday, the U.S. Labor Department will reveal how many jobs were added to the workforce in June. It will also provide an update on the unemployment rate. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.3% in May, the lowest level since 2001. The reason for that drop: More Americans stopped looking for work. That’s not a great sign. Economists were disappointed, saying the job market had lost momentum. 2. G20 summit: President Donald Trump will meet with ...

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Senate health care bill gives $250,000 gift to the mega-rich

The Senate GOP health care bill explained The nation’s wealthiest Americans would get a hefty tax cut from the Senate health care bill. Those in the top 0.1%, earning $ 5 million or more, would receive an average tax cut of nearly $ 250,000 in 2026, according to a new analysis by the Tax Policy Center. Those in the top 1%, who earn $ 875,000 and up, would see an average tax savings of $ 45,500 a year. Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have been widely criticized as ...

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Trump's Cuba decision gives pause to U.S. companies doing business there

What Trump actually changed with Cuba President Trump said he’s “canceling” Obama’s deal with Cuba. But that agreement was good for a lot of American businesses. Many U.S. firms have welcomed the opening of a new market roughly 100 miles from the U.S. coast. Now, Trump wants strict enforcement of the tourism ban and will prohibit commerce with Cuban businesses that are owned by military and intelligence services. That could hit travel and construction companies, which have started to build a presence in Cuba. And many are speaking out. On ...

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Trump gives banks (a lot of) what they want

One of Dodd-Frank’s most controversial rules, explained President Trump promised to do a “big number” on the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that Congress and President Obama enacted after the financial crisis. “Dodd-Frank is a disaster,” Trump said when he signed an executive order calling for less regulation after taking office. Now he’s following through. In a 150-page report released Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the administration calls for dismantling strict regulations overseeing Wall Street banks. The report would hand the president the power to fire the head of the Consumer ...

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