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Morning Brief


European Markets are indicating a flat open this morning.

Shares in Asia are trading flat with the Nikkei Average slightly in the red.

U.S. stocks hovered below the breakeven line throughout the trading day Monday, as investors anxiously awaited a Greek government decision on budget cuts that are key to securing a second bailout and avoiding default.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed the day down 17 points, or 0.1%. The S&P 500 shed 0.6 points, or 0.04%. The Nasdaq dropped 4 points, or 0.1%.

Events Today

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty which created the European Union, paving the way for closer economic and political ties between those countries.