July 2, 2015 06:20 AM
10 things 7 2 15

1. WHAT GREECE IS BRACING FOR

More chaos on the streets outside its mostly shuttered banks as the country and its creditors halt talks on resolving the deepening financial crisis until a national referendum on creditor proposals is held this weekend.


2. U.S. EMPLOYERS LIKELY HIRED AT ANOTHER STRONG PACE IN JUNE

That's a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September.


3. WHO'S IN LINE FOR TOP DIPLOMATIC POST IN CUBA

Supporters of Jeffrey DeLaurentis say his experience on the Caribbean island nation makes him the favorite to be the first U.S. ambassador to Havana in almost 55 years.


4. FREIGHT TRAIN DERAILS IN TENNESSEE

At least one CSX freighter car carrying a flammable and toxic gas is off the tracks and catches fire in a town south of Knoxville, prompting an evacuation within a one-mile radius.


5. TRUMP FALLOUT CONTINUES

Macy's joins an ongoing exodus from association with the billionaire mogul and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slam him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.


6. AFTER TRADE DEAL, OBAMA SEEKS TO REPAIR LABOR RIFT

The president travels to Wisconsin to try to mend fences with his labor allies, promoting his union-backed plan to make more workers eligible for overtime.


7. HOW PYONGYANG BECAME EVEN LESS WIRED

A limited number of foreigners who can access the Internet in North Korea with relative freedom have noticed blacklist warnings on some social media accounts and websites.


8. HEEDING POPE, IOWA CATHOLICS TO PRESSURE 2016 FIELD

Roman Catholic leaders here are calling for presidential candidates to focus on the environment and income inequality in the general election.


9. PIANO MAN SETS MSG RECORD

Billy Joel sets the mark for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, besting Elton John.


10. HOOP DREAMS AS BIG BUCKS FLY

Kevin Love resigns with Cleveland and Tyson Chandler takes his talents to Phoenix as more than $1 billion worth of deals are made on the first day of NBA free agency.