LONDON -- Today could prove to be a busy day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
In domestic news, the latest ADP employment figures are due at 8:15 a.m. EDT, followed by weekly jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. EDT -- expected to be unchanged from last week. Following these, the ISM nonmanufacturing PMI for June is due at 10 a.m. EDT. This is expected to have fallen from 53.7 in May to 52.9 in June, but Monday's shock fall in the ISM manufacturing figures suggests that a more dramatic fall may be possible. Although no major company earnings are expected today, companies that are due to report and may be active in trading include International Speedway and retailer Target, which is due to report June's sales figures today.
In London, FTSE 100
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