Asian shares face another tough week as Beijing's regulatory crackdown fans fears about China's economy, though upbeat economic data in the United States and Europe and solid corporate earnings put a floor under their markets. China's woes were underlined over the weekend by a survey showing factory activity grew at the slowest pace in 17 months amid rising costs and extreme weather. In contrast, Europe's economic recovery outpaced all expectations last quarter, while U.S consumers spent with abandon in June as coronavirus restrictions eased, a trend likely to ensure a strong payrolls report at the end of this week.
The U.S. womens volleyball team closes out its preliminary round slate on Sunday night against Italy.
Actor Jay Pickett died before filming a scene on his Western "Treasure Valley" in Idaho. "Ride like the wind, partner," his co-star and friend wrote.