MarketWatch - Tuesday, July 1, 2014

By CBS News

Published 07/01 2014 05:58AM

Updated 07/01 2014 06:00AM

If you're keeping on top of the markets this morning, Tuesday, July 1, 2014...

The Nikkei is up 164 points today in Tokyo.
On Wall Street, the Dow fell 25 points.
And the Nasdaq was up 10.

The U.S. Justice Department announces a record fine and settlement for France's biggest bank BNP Paribas. BNP pleaded guilty to U.S. Sanctions violations. The fine is for nearly $9 billion..

Today investors will find out how much builders are spending on construction and the major automakers will reveal their latest sales figures.
Monday, a new report showed pending home sales saw their best month to month gain in more than four years.

General Motors added more than 8 million vehicles to its recall list.
CEO Mary Barra says the recalls stem from an extensive safety review within the company.
The recall came on the same day gm released details on its compensation plan for victims of the faulty ignition switch problem.

Good news if you're vacationing in Europe this summer.
The European Union is cutting the surcharges for surfing the internet on mobile devices, in half.
The roaming charges for phone calls and texts also drops 25 percent, starting today.

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