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Top executives have broken with President Donald Trump in order to "condemn" Trump's defiant remarks about violence at a white nationalist rally.

Overnight, statues dedicated to Confederate heroes were swiftly removed across Baltimore. The statues were taken down by order of Mayor Catherine Pugh, after the City Council voted on Monday for their removal. Small crowds gathered at each of the monuments and the mood was "celebratory," said Baynard Woods, who documented the removals on Twitter. A team of police cars escorted the statues out of town. More, on CNBC.com.

Top executives have broken with President Donald Trump. After a series of CEOs distanced themselves from President Donald Trump, and stepped down from two advisory councils, Trump said he would end the forums. The events mark the biggest falling out yet between Trump and corporate America, which largely cheered his pro-business stances when he took office. More, on CNBC.com at the link in bio.

via @CNBCMakeIt: At The Handsom Her café men are asked to pay 18% more than women to address the gender pay gap. "If men don't want to pay it, we're not going to kick them out the door. It's just an opportunity to do some good," owner Alex O'Brien says. So far, O'Brien says, nobody has refused to pay. More, on CNBC.com

This NFL player lives on $60,000 a year. "I don't have cable. I use Apple TV and Netflix. My wife and I don't go out to eat a lot, and I make sure I pay off my credit cards every month," says wide receiver Ryan Broyles. An alarming 15% of NFL players end up declaring bankruptcy. @ryanbroyles, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2012 and is currently a free agent, is making sure he won't fall into that category.

The Lamborghini Aventador gets an extreme upgrade—with the new S version. The iconic supercar boosted the power of its V-12 and does 0 to 62 mph in less than 2.9 seconds. The Lambo also includes a new setting, ‘EGO’, which is a drive-mode that allows you to tailor the steering, suspension, and transmission. More, on CNBC.com.

Apple is preparing to release a new Apple Watch, which won’t need to be tethered to an iPhone for its key functions. The new Apple Watch will have cellular connectivity via a SIM card, enabling it to make calls, receive text, and stream music. Apple will unveil the new product — and its wearable operating system, watchOS 4 — in September. To see all of the features from the upcoming Apple Watch, visit CNBC.com.

@thisisbillgates philanthropic efforts continue to shine more than ever. He’s made his largest donation in 17 years, giving away $4.6 billion(yes, billion) worth of shares in Microsoft Corp. This tremendous donation reduces Gates’ stake in the software maker to 1.3%. More, on CNBC.com.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of over $36 billion. But there was a time Ma couldn’t even get a job at KFC. He was rejected from every one of the 30 jobs he applied to in his hometown. Visit CNBC.com to see how he can now laugh at the rejection that set him up for success.

North Korea is armed and dangerous. Where do they get the money to pay for these nuclear weapons? CNBC Explains.

Say goodbye to Chuck E. Cheese as you know it. The store is getting a major redesign, and it's nothing like you'd imagine it to be. The renovation brings in more muted colors, sleeker furniture and brighter lighting in an attempt to improve the experience for adults. More, on CNBC.com.

via @CNBCInternational: Is Trump actually making the EU stronger? Europeans might be turning their back to the U.S. president as they stand more firmly behind their own leaders. The majority of Europeans are more confident that Merkel not Trump will make the right decisions on world affairs. Check out the full video, on CNBC.com.

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