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Owner wants meeting before Wiggins gets max

7:31 PM ET Associated Press MANKATO, Minn. — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Monday that he is ready to commit nearly $ 150 million to Andrew Wiggins with a max-level extension of his rookie contract. Before he does so, Taylor wants to sit down face-to-face with Wiggins to hear the former No. 1 overall pick commit to the franchise in a similar fashion. Wiggins’ scoring numbers have improved in each of his first three seasons. He averaged 23.6 points per game and shot 35.6 percent from 3-point range last season, ...

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Trump defends 'innocent' son Donald Jr over Russia meeting

Donald Trump has defended his son over a meeting with a Russian lawyer during his presidential campaign, calling him “open, transparent and innocent”. He tweeted hours after Donald Trump Jr spoke to Fox News about the meeting he was told would offer Kremlin-linked information about Hillary Clinton. Critics accuse Mr Trump Jr of intent to collude with the Russians, and believe he may have broken federal laws. Mr Trump Jr told Fox News the meeting was “such a nothing”. However, he accepted he should have handled it differently. Earlier in ...

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G20: Trump and Putin debate US election hack at first meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have discussed the alleged Russian hacking of last year’s US presidential election during their first meeting. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the exchanges as “robust”. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Mr Trump had accepted Mr Putin’s assertions that his country was not responsible. But Mr Tillerson said it was not clear whether the two countries would ever come to an agreement on what happened. “I think the president is rightly focused on how do we ...

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Grenfell fire: Inquiry head 'lost room' at residents' meeting

The retired judge who will head the Grenfell Tower inquiry “lost the room” when he met residents and survivors, according to a community group member. Joe Delaney, of the Grenfell Action Group, told the BBC that Sir Martin Moore-Bick “couldn’t even control the crowd” at the meeting on Thursday. A video of the meeting shows the ex-judge saying he would “find the facts as I see them from the evidence”. He has already faced calls to step down just days after being appointed. Sir Martin said he had been invited ...

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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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Jobs report; ExxonMobil's big meeting; Earnings season winds down

Unemployment rate at lowest in 10 years 1. Jobs report: On Friday, the Labor Department will reveal how many jobs were added in May. A strong report could bolster the case for another interest rate hike. The Federal Reserve has already said it will likely raise rates in June — a sign it’s confident in the economy’s health. The Fed last triggered a hike in March. Unemployment dropped to 4.4% in April, it’s lowest level since 2007. Economists believe the U.S. economy is now at or near full employment. 2. ...

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Trump-Russia row: Putin offers to release records of meeting

Vladimir Putin has waded into the growing row surrounding US President Donald Trump and his links to Russia. US media say Mr Trump passed on classified information to Russian officials last week, but Mr Putin says this is not the case. He said he would release a record of the meeting to the US Congress and Senate if they requested it. The news comes amid reports Mr Trump tried to influence an investigation into his team’s dealings with Russia. US media have quoted a memo by former FBI director James ...

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Buckingham Palace meeting 'not about health of Queen or Prince Philip'

A meeting of household staff called at Buckingham Palace is not a cause for concern, the BBC understands. The BBC’s royal correspondent Peter Hunt understands the meeting is not about the health of either the Queen or Duke of Edinburgh. Officials at the palace have not said what this morning’s meeting, reported to involve all senior staff from across the UK, is about. Such internal royal meetings usually happen about once a year. Thursday’s meeting will take place at 10:00 BST. It comes after the Queen and Prince Philip fulfilled ...

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More tech earnings; Jobs report; Berkshire's annual meeting

Investors eye Apple earnings 1. More tech earnings: Once again, it’s a big week for tech. Apple(AAPL, Tech30) is reporting second quarterly earnings on Tuesday, and Facebook(FB, Tech30) and Tesla(TSLA) are both reporting first-quarter earnings on Wednesday. Apple has a lot to live up to — after three straight year-over-year sales declines, the company finally started growing again in the first quarter. Since then, the tech giant’s stock hit an all-time high. Tesla’s also been having a good streak. In April, it inched past GM(GM) to become the most valuable ...

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Dodd-Frank in Trump's sights ahead of Friday Treasury meeting

Robert Rubin: Much of Dodd-Frank was ‘necessary’ President Donald Trump is planning to take the next step Friday in his steady attack over the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The president will direct Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to review regulators’ authority to unwind a bank on the brink of failure and to label nonbank firms — insurance companies, private equity firms and hedge-funds — as risky institutions, according to a preview of the president’s schedule from the White House. He will also sign an executive order at the Treasury Department ...

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