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Markets in holding pattern ahead of Greek vote — Don't expect fireworks on Wall Street today ahead of the 4th of July holiday weekend. Investors are in wait-and-see mode until they learn the results of Sunday's bailout referendum in Greece. Stocks are stagnant today with the broad market trading in a very tight range and off just 0.1%.

Wall Street gets what it wants in June jobs count — The economy created 223,000 new jobs in June, a tad below estimates but in Wall Street's sweet spot, as it shows the labor market and economy continues to heal. The not-too-hot, not-too-cold June jobs report, which included a dip in the unemployment rate to 5.3%, its lowest level since April 2008, also has implications for the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike timetable.

Robust jobs report could instill confidence — Due to the Fourth of July market shutdown Friday, the monthly employment report dubbed "Jobs Friday" will be renamed "Jobs Thursday." But the latest update on the health of the U.S. job market will still be a key market-moving piece of information.

What investors can expect in 2nd half of 2015 — The stock market hit news highs in May but ran out of steam at the end of the June as investors pulled back from risk due to Greek debt fears. What can investors expect the rest of 2015? Adam Shell of USA TODAY offers a second-half outlook.

Hold on tight: July to kick off volatile 2nd half for markets — Not into bumpy rides or turbulence? Then brace yourself, because the second half of the year might give you a case of the jitters as financial markets are expected to remain volatile despite calls for more modest stock market gains in the U.S.

Can upbeat U.S. data take focus off Greece? — With the world fixated on Greece's debts, financial problems and broken-down talks with its creditors, it's tough to find market- or economy-related news that can supplant nervous investors thoughts over what might happen if the Greek drama turns into a tragedy.

Greece crisis derails Dow in 2nd qtr. — The late June selloff on Wall Street on Greek fears looks like it will knock the blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average into the red for the just-ended second quarter. Heading into the final two trading sessions of the quarter, the Dow was comfortably in the black for the year.

Greece not only thing spooking investors — It's not just the Greek debt drama that has markets in a state of worry. As if it is not enough that Greece has said today that it won't make its 1.55 billion euro debt payment to the International Monetary Fund by today's midnight deadline, investors have another pair of headwinds to contend with: a bear market in Chinese stocks and an eventual interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

Dow bends but doesn’t break amid Greek tumult — U.S. markets are buckling a bit but not breaking from the Greek debt crisis in early trading as U.S. investors push U.S. shares down about 1% after selloffs in Asia and Europe. It's not surprising that stocks fell sharply in Asia and Europe to kick off the trading week after Greece shuttered its banks after debt talks broke down.

Greek ETF plunges 16% as U.S. investors dump it — The bulk of the financial pain resulting from Greece not sealing a deal with creditors and closing its banks is in Greece itself. An exchange traded fund that tracks Greek shares is down 16%.
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