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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has announced his team of economic advisers and it includes many of the people who have been already helping his campaign. Among those on the team are John Paulson, a hedge fund billionaire, and Dan Kowalski, a former staffer on the Senate Budget Committee. Trump's campaign also said he'll unveil a detailed jobs plan on Monday at the Detroit Economic Club. It said he will focus on "empowering Americans by freeing up the necessary tools for everyone to gain economically."
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, is brushing off Republican concerns of turmoil in their campaign. In recent weeks, Trump has angered fellow Republicans by criticizing parents of a soldier killed in Iraq and refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and others for re-election. The feud has overshadowed Trump's criticism of Hillary Clinton. Pence told NBC's "Today Show" that he is seeing "tremendous enthusiasm" for the Republican ticket.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as investors welcome a report showing the job market was strong last month. The Labor Department said employers added 255,000 jobs in July, far more than the 175,000 jobs that economists had expected. The report was expected to ease investor concerns raised by weaker reports earlier in the year.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Olympic flame has reached Rio's most famous landmark, the Christ the Redeemer statue. It's one of many stops for the flame as it travels around Rio de Janeiro at the end of a long relay that began in Greece. Torch runners carried the flame through Copacabana early today. The flame will be used to light the Olympic cauldron tonight at the opening ceremony.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police say they have jailed a Moroccan Olympic boxer on allegations he sexually assaulted two Brazilian women. In a statement, police say they arrested boxer Hassan Saada for possible assaults on two Brazilian women who worked as waitresses in the Olympic Village. Police say Saada will be jailed for a period of 15 days while they conduct a rape investigation. He had been scheduled to compete tomorrow.
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