Here are 10 things you should know for Tuesday, July 1:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Tuesday ahead of reports on car sales and manufacturing.
European stocks rose, as investors focused on the good news within a mixed clutch of economic data, even as German unemployment unexpectedly increased.
Asian shares ended the session mixed. Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 1.1%.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. on Tuesday includes construction spending for May at 10 a.m. EDT, and the ISM Index for June at 10 a.m.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Monday closed mixed but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq clinched their sixth consecutive quarterly gain, a feat not seen in more than a decade.
The S&P 500 slipped 0.04% to 1,960.23 on Monday, the Nasdaq added 0.23% to 4,408.18, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.15% to 16,826.60.
For the quarter, the S&P added 4.7%, the Nasdaq climbed 5% and the Dow gained 2.2%.
4. -- General Motors' (GM) added 8.2 million vehicles to its growing list of cars recalled over faulty ignition switches.
The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total recalls in North America to 29 million this year, surpassing the 22 million recalled by all automakers last year.
Chrysler, meanwhile, added about 696,000 minivans and SUVs to a 2011 recall to fix faulty ignition switches.
The latest recall covers some Dodge Journey SUVs and Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivans from the 2007 to 2009 model years. Most were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.